Esera signs with Eagles

Agent Max Hannemann reports that Tala Esera has signed with the Philadelphia Eagles’ practice squad.
Hannemann also said that Reagan Mauia received an injury buyout from the Cincinnati Bengals. Mauia, who is recovering from a hamstring injury, will seek other opportunities as soon as he is healthy.

* * *

Rain washed out this morning’s scheduled practice.

* * *

It is Greg McMackin’s plan that at the end of Saturday’s regular-season finale, the 35 or so seniors gather at midfield and, with their names scrolling on the JumboTron, take group bows to the four sides of Aloha Stadium.
That means no individual introductions.
No cluster near the inflatable helmet fronting the UH locker room.
No early lei giving by the folks with field passes.
And no drawn-out commercial for the credit union featuring the whisper-whisper pep talk.
McMackin’s approach makes sense.
The long goodbyes in recent years ruined what had made the Senior Walk fun and unique. Also lost, in recent years, was the original intent of the Senior Walk — grateful players connecting with appreciative fans. When the seniors were out of view for a prolonged period, fans did what fans do: They left.
We know the plaques distributed on Senior Night are bought with the intent of a promotional tradeoff. Thing is, unlike the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team’s senior farewell the other night, Saturday’s game will be televised on ESPN. With SportsCenter on deck, ESPN cuts away after the final whistle, thus voiding the plaques-for-promotions concept.
And we can all appreciate that.

* * *

I remember the first time I went to a Hula Bowl. Know those kids who yell for the exiting players to toss them a souvenir? That was me. An offensive lineman threw me his chinstrap. I thought that was pretty cool. But, hey, I was a kid. What did I know?
The other night, my co-worker Stacy Kaneshiro noticed a UH player tossed his mouthpiece to a young fan.
Times have changed.

* * *

The word on the street is about 10 prospects will be visiting UH this weekend. Some, like running back Jack Sula, already have committed.

* * *

Because of the cleanup work at UH this week, sports administrators and their staff have relocated to the second floor of the UH athletic complex or to the Stan Sheriff Center.


  1. midnight December 2, 2008 7:15 am

    Aloha!!! First!! Heeeee Haw!!!

  2. djmitcho December 2, 2008 7:22 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!! TOp 5! Hope everyone has a good day in Hawai’i Nei!

  3. bighilofan2 December 2, 2008 7:25 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere!

    Top sumtin sumtin!

  4. MeiLing December 2, 2008 7:29 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    ST, thanks for mentioning the delay at Senior Night to the Coach.

    Thanks for the birthday wishes yesterday! Had a great day!

    CONGRATS to the guys who made the all-WAC teams!

  5. Pomai December 2, 2008 7:31 am

    December 2nd, 2008 at 2:34 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Gotta love the fact that the Big East Champions are coming to town. Just another chance to stick it to the BCS! Question for the BCS: If two teams finish the year with one loss each, and one team’s loss is to the other, who is the national champion? That’s the question everyone should ask on Jan 9th.
    99 good question, also if all of the undefeated’s win there bowl games that makes four undefeated teams and if they don’t play each other who is the national champion

  6. bighilofan2 December 2, 2008 7:32 am

    I hopin for one full house this weekend. The boyz deserve Warrior Nation to show up.

  7. Jay December 2, 2008 7:36 am

    morning tsaikos! top 10.

  8. bighilofan2 December 2, 2008 7:39 am

    when i recall the last game with Cincy, i thinkin we gotta come outta the chute ready fo rumble hard! these guyz are eassai champs and they we get all the hype that we’re WAC and WACs are lowlifes and they gotta respect themselves and bus us up, yada yada.

    we gotta show up an support da troops.

    Go Warriors!!!

  9. bighilofan2 December 2, 2008 7:41 am

    gotta talk the mudda to let da son go Honolulu and watch da game with gramps. national emergency kind excuse. 🙂

  10. midnight December 2, 2008 7:46 am


    Sent email to you requesting 2 tickets for the Hawaii Bowl..

    Mei Ling: Missed you at the T-gate this past Saturday!!


  11. whitey December 2, 2008 7:48 am

    good ;morning tsaikos. good morning bhf2, long time no see. all i got to say is GO WARRIORS!!!

  12. lava December 2, 2008 7:51 am

    I trust cb Pace is not visiting after committing to Louisville, so I suspect we are looking for a JUCO corner.

  13. Garret December 2, 2008 7:53 am

    Good news about the change for the Senior Night. Mac seems to have come to an interesting solution to the long delay…which would have been worse than normal due to the large number of seniors!

  14. OTTO December 2, 2008 7:53 am

    Top 15… Go Warriors… ST you always bad mouth the UH FCU for the plaques…. however, how much funding does their advertising provide to UH Athletics? Does UH FCU donate to the various booster clubs and to Koa Anuenue? If organizations or companies donate money, you shouldn’t denigrate their motives. Everything is quid pro quo…

  15. Kekoa December 2, 2008 7:54 am

    G’day Tsaiko’s!

    Happy Birthday to BG’s mom. Good that she is able to celebrate it with you and Betty.

    The D-1/Kekoa Warrior Express is rolling in from the Wessai Chaptah to scope out practice on Wednesday morning. We will also be raiding the UH ticket office for some Bowl tickets for the gang. Let us know if you want to be included in the bulk ticket purchase for the Hawaii Bowl. We will try to get the seats in one section for 20 plus people who have already announced their intentions.

    By the time we finish doing that, it might just be ‘grind’ time at a place yet to be determined. It would be nice if our fearless leader could join us – if he’s not too busy gathering inside information on the recruits.

    Give us a shout if you want to join forces with us at or after practice, and we’ll let you know the time & place by COB today.

  16. Garret December 2, 2008 7:55 am

    I hope that the weather and crowd are both great…everything helps with that many recruits at the game!

  17. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER December 2, 2008 7:56 am

    Top 20?

    Go Warriors!

  18. Garret December 2, 2008 7:56 am

    OTTO does bring up a good point–does eliminating the Credit Union’s ceremony mean that UH loses their sponsorship money? It would seem unreasonable to take away their spotlight and keep all of their money…

  19. ryan December 2, 2008 7:56 am

    Lava- the other JC corner that’s supposed to be visiting is Lee Aguirre supposedly.

  20. Garret December 2, 2008 7:58 am

    Bess was mentioned in this Fantasy Sports article.

    Davone Bess, Dolphins: 13 catches and 171 yards the last two weeks as he steps in for the injured Greg Camarillo.

  21. bighilofan2 December 2, 2008 7:59 am

    Dear credit union Ariel,

    thanks for understanding that on the national stage, and the fact that the fans want to show appreciation to the seniors, you gotta choose your venue and no get in the way of us showing the warriors’ support.

    don’t take it as a downer that you can’t give small kine speeches. the visual is the problem here.

    so all in all,

    Good job Coach Mack, for coming up with the winning solution. all the soldiers would want 30 minutes in the moonlight, but we’d all be gone
    to someplace else.

    This alone will give us reason to stick around, knowing we not going get stuck around.

    Go Warriors!!!

  22. Garret December 2, 2008 8:00 am

    Another article mentions Bess. Since the article points to Bess as being the only positive thing about Miami’s passing game, I wish they would have spelled his named correctly!

    As for the rest of the offense, outside of Devone Bess stepping up for a solid 85-yards receiving in place of Camarillo, the passing game was on this side of craptastic. Chad Pennington completed less than 50 percent of his passes. Ted Ginn apparently still has a case of the dropsies.

  23. Garret December 2, 2008 8:00 am

    Someone from Honolulu asked the Washington Post about Colt’s playing time.

    Honolulu, Hawaii: When is Colt Brennan going to play?

    Cindy Boren: Aloha! Not this year. Not unless there are two significant injuries….

  24. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER December 2, 2008 8:02 am

    Small question- will the Seniors still get plaques? There is still the whole stadium audience even though ESPN has cut away.


  25. bighilofan2 December 2, 2008 8:09 am

    maybe Credit Union could go on Coach Mack’s show and give plaques to the Seniors. maybe even Leahey show.

  26. Kekoa December 2, 2008 8:22 am

    I hope they present it at the Na Koa Banquet. The CU lady can take a night off as Virginia and JD can and should do the presentation.

  27. Stretch December 2, 2008 8:22 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    I think with 35 Seniors, something had to change or else it would take forever to go through each one. Even if it took 2 minutes per player to introduce, receive the plaque and take picture, that would be over 1 hour!!

    Sunday night is the Na Koa Banquet which they can receive their plaques and be honored.

  28. koakane™ December 2, 2008 8:23 am

    howzit gangie and good morning to all

    kinda of wet but we can always use the rain except on saturday

    my congrats to the warriors named to the WAC 1st, 2nd and honorable mention teams. Vaikune was robbed nuff said.

    au’wryte for cmac changing the senior walk. not disrespecting the CU but the night should be for fans and the seniors like the original ones were.

    have a good day, play nicely and see y’all lattas esmeeee

  29. chawan_cut December 2, 2008 8:29 am

    last night’s WAC football honors news
    last night’s basketball highlights of UH’s win over Prairie View

  30. lava December 2, 2008 8:34 am

    Thanks Ryan.

  31. myki December 2, 2008 8:45 am

    Good morning to all! It’s a bit wet and windy out so we decided to pass on practice this morning. This senior is beng a little cautious since today is the 33rd day of treatment for me. I will have reason to celebrate completion of my radiation protocol tonight at call the coach. Hope to see some of you there.

  32. MeiLing December 2, 2008 8:48 am

    The sponsorship by the UH CU is announced throughout the night at the stadium, so it’s not like they don’t get recognition for helping to fund the game. You’ll see the blurb on the Jumbotron; the stadium announcer will make that announcement, etc. They usually get a jersey from JD at half-time. It’s just the end of the night ceremony that gets inordinately long when plaques are presented individually. There were people in the stands at the UH women’s game on Senior Night yelling, “Enough already!”, during the presentations. I think the individual presentations at the Na Koa banquet is a perfect venue for that award. In the past, didn’t the seniors walk around the perimeter of the field to accept lei?

  33. midori7 December 2, 2008 8:57 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    I love Coach Mack’s plan for the Senior bows!

    Hope the chilly & wet weather now means the weekend will be sunny & dry.

    Congrats to the Basketball Bows! Thanks chawan for the highlights!


  34. MeiLing December 2, 2008 8:57 am

    Happy birthday to BG’s Mom! Was her birthday yesterday, too? Another fun woman!

    myki, take care!

  35. chawan_cut December 2, 2008 9:05 am

    congrats to Stephen who put that bug into Coach Mack’s ear about not having all the extra hullabaloo and commercialism.
    even for last year’s team with the seniors we had, there weren’t many fans that stuck around to watch. hope we can give them a great final send off.
    we sit by the player’s families and i remember one year a mother was really upset that they they wouldn’t let her on the field to hug her son. finally i think she convinced someone she was actually his mom and was allowed to go down.

  36. oxymoron December 2, 2008 9:06 am

    here here!! I agree, ariel seems to LOVE the spotlight, and her plaques are a great gesture but take away from what the moment really should be. It used to be all about interaction with the fans, and I was there shaking my head when she was hogging the spotlight at volleyball’s senior night. we all appreciate their sponsorship and support but enough is enough…it takes away from “the moment”. ST, you hit the nail on the head!! everyone makes good legitimate points on this, but her part in the moment is superfluous.

  37. Stretch December 2, 2008 9:13 am

    Interesting story on how USC is willing to give up one timeout per half to wear their red home jerseys on the road against UCLA. UCLA will wear their home blue jerseys.

    I didn’t know it was a NCAA rule that requires visitors to wear white. I thought it was the decision of the home team which color they want to wear. That’s why JJ chose to wear white against UW last year and made them wear their purple at Aloha Stadium.

  38. madeinhawaii December 2, 2008 9:27 am

    For Senior night…didn’t they used to announce the name, the player ran to the center, did a turn, ran to get his plaque and lei and start his walk. The second he he started toward his walk the next player was called? About 30 secs each intro? That would still be 16 minutes though.. Maybe call two names at a time?

  39. Stephen Tsai December 2, 2008 9:29 am

    It’s commendable that the FCU donates money. It’s commendable that it buys plaques.
    But the FCU does slow down the ceremony. Look at the Rainbow Wahine farewell. UH officials shake hands and it moves along.
    I’ve always felt UH should buy its own plaques for the seniors. Riley Wallace did, which is where the concept originated.
    Or that the plaques should be distributed at the football banquet the next night. But when fans leave before, say, Colt Brennan gets recognized, or don’t even get a chance to get a farewell, then some changes need to be made.

  40. MeiLing December 2, 2008 9:29 am


    I’ll see you & Barbara at the T-Gate on Saturday.


    I think I’ll bring a salad. T-Gates are starting to show on my girlish figure… aiyah! :))

  41. Stephen Tsai December 2, 2008 9:31 am

    Nelson Maeda actually started the Senior Walk.
    I think Blane Gaison popularized it.
    A touching one was when Bob Wagner did the Senior Walk the year he got fired. Of course, then the banquet was canceled. That’s when Tupu Alualu organized the end-of-the-year banquet. It was held at the Saint Louis Clubhouse.

  42. oxymoron December 2, 2008 9:32 am

    If I recall, senior walks used to be very simple…they’d walk individually out of the tunnel, around the stadium and greet fans. No commercial undertones, just a pure and simple moment. No introduction, and definitely no FCU person trying to make the moment about herself. Plenny lei, and a somewhat intimate moment between players and fans.

  43. Stephen Tsai December 2, 2008 9:33 am

    It’s probably a good thing there was no practice this morning.
    Greg Alexander’s left leg was bandaged yesterday. It was cut up from the slides at the end of his scrambles.

  44. Stephen Tsai December 2, 2008 9:35 am

    Thing is, Ariel Chun is really a nice woman. She really is sincere when she wishes each player well.
    But, you know, the show must go on. It’s like the Oscars. The acceptance speeches might be genuine and touching. but you get 30 seconds before the piano starts playing.

  45. Stephen Tsai December 2, 2008 9:35 am

    And nobody should get more acceptance time than Tom Hanks.

  46. oxymoron December 2, 2008 9:36 am

    ST- if you had anything to do with the new format of football senior walks…THANK YOU!!

  47. Stephen Tsai December 2, 2008 9:37 am

    Hey, I know when The Advertiser kicks my butt outta here, it’ll be short and sweet. It’ll be the HR person saying: “Give back those unused notebooks and make sure you turn in your key. Oh, by the way, Bubba the guard will be walking you to your car …”

  48. jm2375 December 2, 2008 9:40 am

    For Jason and all you sports stats nuts:

    Journal of Quantative Analysis in Sports

    Haven’t had time to snooze, oh sorry, I mean peruse it yet. Mebbe later tonight.

  49. Stretch December 2, 2008 9:42 am

    ST – good thing there isn’t practice for you too…. your undergarments will not be getting wet.

  50. madeinhawaii December 2, 2008 9:46 am

    I thought Depends were supposed to get wet?

    Speaking of which… How are Pilares and Mouton doing? Will they be ready to rumble on Saturday?

  51. al December 2, 2008 9:56 am

    okay… when you say 10 prospects including jack sula, does that mean that one can assume that the other nine are prospects not yet committed?

  52. addahknowjoe December 2, 2008 9:57 am

    One year my brother had seats above the tunnel for the Pro Bowl. He proudly wore his Rams 29 jersey amongst a sea of non-believing LA faithfuls. Slowly strolling towards the tunnel at the end of the game was non other than Eric Dickerson. My brother got to his feet, thrust his hands in the air and proclaimed his undying loyalty to the Rams nation;


    Eric looked up and saw my brother. He took off a wristband and tossed it. My brother watched it sail wide right. undeterred my brother yelled for another one. Eric took off another wristband and tossed it. Way off. Eric took off another. Then another. Eric slowed his walk and began to take off some 17 wristbands and a headband and systematically launch them in my brothers direction. (guess that’s why Eric’s not a QB) Every non-Ram fanatic surrounding my brother got a memento from one of the running backs to ever play the game.

    My brother hung upside down over the tunnel entrance, pleading for Eric to simply hand something to him.

    Oh well, he later got an autograph of Mike Quick on a cap in the stadium parking lot.

    Consolation for a non-Eagle fanatic I guess.

  53. ryan December 2, 2008 10:06 am

    Interesting article here that says Nobriga is now leaning towards BYU instead of Hawaii

  54. bb December 2, 2008 10:23 am

    Does anybody have the details and 411 on Rod Flemings shoes–such as the model type and colorway? There has to be a sneakerhead lurking here that knows.

    Also, does anybody notice–especially those who sit up close at the arena that the basketball team does a lot of grumbling amongst themselves. This is shown by body language, facial expressions and rollings of the eyes…..

    We are undefeated on Mondays and hopefully next week is no different.

  55. d1島 December 2, 2008 10:26 am

    Hoping for good weather tomorrow. More than because me and Kekoa are planning to be there is that the team needs to be sharp on Saturday!

  56. Stretch December 2, 2008 10:38 am

    bb – great observation. I also noticed that the players seem to get frustrated with each other. It occurs a lot with all the terrible passes that are made during the game. If this continues, I would suspect that Flemmings will be leaving after this season.

  57. oxymoron December 2, 2008 10:39 am

    Hmm, how did the topic change to basketball? Okay, I’m game. The team does complain a lot but a lot of it is justified. Refs have not been calling the over-the-back stuff, not at all. It can be kinda demoralizing. The worst is that Flemings should be on the wing, IMHO and not the top of the key trying to find the cutters. It doesn’t seem like the offensive system is utilizing his talent as much as it could. You all may not agree with me but in effect it does seem like he’s reduced to being a point guard once the play is called.

  58. al December 2, 2008 10:40 am

    where would he go stretch?

    i am not sold on his nba potential at this point. the team does need to take care of the ball. and we better find a pg next year.

  59. Cheyah! December 2, 2008 10:48 am

    Isn’t it ironic that sliding is a way to protect the QB but Alexander gets injured doing it? He’s better off running all the way through and injuring players trying to tackle him instead of sliding. Hope he’s ready to run over some bearkittys on Saturday.

    Go Warriors!

  60. Stretch December 2, 2008 10:50 am

    al – I would suspect he would take his chances. You can see him getting frustrated out there.

  61. homey December 2, 2008 10:51 am

    Basketball? NBA potential? We talking about the ACC or the Big East?

    Did I hear cattle call tomorrow?

  62. homey December 2, 2008 10:53 am

    Someone gotta teach Alexander how to slide. Wahine softball players do it all the time wearing shorts and don’t even get their legs dirty.

  63. homey December 2, 2008 10:55 am

    Oh, happy belated birthday wishes to jojo, mei ling, taylor, and mama bg. pre birthday wishes to ukuleleboi.

  64. bb December 2, 2008 10:55 am

    RE: Stretch:

    Flemings leaving is what I am (and the people who sit around me) are worrying about. He has already been at a number of schools and left for a number of reasons. You’re dead on with the bad passes. Anyone that sits close enough can see the slight facial expressions and the “not so whispering” words under the players voices after a silly turnover or an errant pass.

    BTW..Bill Amis is the new IceMan.

  65. homey December 2, 2008 11:02 am

    They gotta upgrade those bowzooka’s, has anyone in the blue section been hit with a ‘Tizer t-shirt yet? Has anyone won a free Midas safety check?

  66. takoboy December 2, 2008 11:08 am

    talkin bout the iceman, what happened to him saturday nite. wasn’t able to catch any of the game, but heard that he struggled mightily. was it the snaps/hold, doubt it, was it windy, is it mental…

    any updates on mouton and pilares…

  67. FloridaTed December 2, 2008 11:10 am

    Good morning/afternoon, Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister.

    As always, Coach Mack seems to find a way to do the right thing for his players. It is obvious, that he puts his Warriors first at all times.

    Wether you’ve had influence or not, good job, ST, for bringing up the subject.

  68. FloridaTed December 2, 2008 11:13 am

    I’m still giving the BB Team some slack. I don’t think they’ve really found their steady starting line-up yet. Hopefully a few more games will shake this out. Ball handling and passing should be on top of their practice priorities.

  69. al December 2, 2008 11:15 am

    st….i was one of those boys begging for chinstraps too. i used to sneak in to the practices at the old termite hale.

    stretch….that monku monku stuff got to be corrected now. its all nash’s to rectify. bad passes are the result of poor technique and more importantly poor judgment and lack of mental focusing.

  70. 808flowmaster December 2, 2008 11:17 am

    Wasn’t Alexander also a pretty good baseball player or am I thinking of another QB? Although, it probably is a lot different sliding into second with a guy trying to touch you with his glove than sliding in the middle of a few linebackers aiming to take your head off.

  71. al December 2, 2008 11:20 am

    iceman……i was replaying saturday’s game. its looks to me that his concern for missing may be causing the problems.

    it appears that his “lean” is too much to the left. just by a shade. he may need to stay more upright upon contact.

    it appears that the aforementioned may be caused by his looking up too early to see the flight of the ball instead of keeping his head down until his follow through is completed.

  72. addahknowjoe December 2, 2008 11:21 am


    Howz our braddah from down unda, Adrian Thomas, doing?

    Please tell him to don’t give up! Keep fighting! Keep working hard! Let ’em know he’s got a fan cheering him on! Wishing him the best!

  73. al December 2, 2008 11:22 am

    the other qb who played baseball could have been june jones.

    and then there was that “rhodes” kid, i think.

  74. takoboy December 2, 2008 11:24 am

    does coach let a senior qb start the game ala BSU…

  75. al December 2, 2008 11:24 am

    so do we thank herman or that guy who filed a complaint on the bid process of the cooke field turf installation for the cancelliing of several practices.

    just when we needed it the most.

  76. letsgowarriors December 2, 2008 11:30 am

    have u spoken to mageo lately? i hope he is still solid on us, his LOI is 12/15 right? i hope we land lee aguirre this weekend too. also, did danny watkins visit yet? those are the 2 guys i really want right now, aguirre and watkins.

  77. al December 2, 2008 11:34 am

    is aguirre on a trip soon?

  78. (Jesse) James December 2, 2008 11:37 am

    Good morning Tsaikos….just doing a quick Esme and will be out soon. Hope all is well.

    More good news everyday…

    So, who is going to the Hawaii Bowl????

    Whoooosh…and out….

  79. letsgowarriors December 2, 2008 11:40 am

    aguirre should be here this weekend. he is a stud JC CB from Fullerton College. im not sure if tsai can confirm this for us though.

  80. homey December 2, 2008 11:44 am

    (J)J – the Warriors are going to the Hawaii Bowl. did you fall asleep like koakane and miss the game or something?

  81. Bulla December 2, 2008 12:09 pm

    cattle call????

  82. Ryan December 2, 2008 12:09 pm

    The 2003 Hawaii Bowl (Hawaii vs. Houston) is a canidate to be shown on ESPN Classic for the 12 Bowls of Christmas special. Out of 27 Games they will pick the top 12, the Hawaii Bowl is 16th right now. Go to the link and vote for your Top 5. Put the Hawaii Bowl at #1 and vote the bottom 4 as your other 4. The bottom 4 are 00 Independence, 02 Independence, 04 Liberty, and 07 Chick Fil A

    Go Vote, we have some ground to make up

  83. duffer December 2, 2008 12:10 pm

    it appears that the aforementioned may be caused by his looking up too early to see the flight of the ball instead of keeping his head down until his follow through is completed.

    That’s what I tell the kid when he’s golfing! 🙂

  84. FloridaTed December 2, 2008 12:10 pm

    If our Warriors keep their tradition from this year of playing up or down to the competition, this Saturday will be one hell of a game. Wish I could be there.

  85. Garret December 2, 2008 12:13 pm

    Remember those rumors that Washington would hire Texas Tech’s Mike Leach after the season? He flew to Seattle yesterday…I’m guessing the job is his if he wants it and Pat Hill is a backup plan.

    Having Leach at U-Dub would be very, very bad for UH…he’d recruit similar types of players for his offense and he’d have the facilities and the Pac-10 advantage.

    Texas Tech coach Mike Leach , wearing a baseball hat, T-shirt, and tennis shoes, flew to Seattle yesterday afternoon from Las Vegas on Alaska Flight 601, according to a fellow passenger.

    “I’m positive it was him,” said Dave Christophersen, who said he immediately recognized Leach and had it reinforced when Leach’s wife, Sharon, was called to the counter to upgrade to first class. Flight 601 is scheduled to leave each day at 11:20 a.m. and arrive in Seattle at 2:03 p.m.

    So the obvious assumption is that Leach flew to Seattle to interview for the UW head coaching job.

    Texas Tech sports information director Chris Cook said he couldn’t confirm or deny if Leach flew to Seattle saying he didn’t know where Leach was today — Texas Tech has concluded its regular season.

  86. Garret December 2, 2008 12:16 pm

    Cincinnati’s head coach tried to end the speculation about him leaving after the season. I wouldn’t mind if his team was a little distracted this week…

    It looks like he got a commitment to a stadium renovation as a condition for him to stay.

    Brian Kelly said today that he plans to stay at the University of Cincinnati as the head football coach, and along with athletic director Mike Thomas announced plans for a massive renovation of Nippert Stadium.

    Kelly has become one of the hottest coaches in the country after leading UC to the Big East championship in just his second season as head coach, and he told the Enquirer Monday night that he had been contacted by several schools, including the University of Washington.

    Today, he moved toward putting to rest speculation that he might leave.

    “There’s been a lot of interest in my services, but I want to be here at the University of Cincinnati for the right reasons,” he said. “My family loves it here. I’ve got good people to work with. It’s a really good situation, and it’s only going to get better.”

  87. Garret December 2, 2008 12:18 pm

    Getting to a BCS game was the push that Cincinnati needed to get their stadium upgrades. Thanks to HF, UH got no stadium upgrades after the excellent 2006 and 2007 season…the increased attendance and BCS money just went to cover budget shortfalls.

    Among the topics of discussion was the renovation of Nippert Stadium. Thomas said plans include adding additional seats, premium seating such as club seats and luxury suites, and improved infrastructure such as more restrooms and concessions.

    Thomas said these improvements have been on his radar for several years, but the football team’s success this year and impending bid to a major bowl game put things on the fast track.

    “We really needed a trigger moment to launch this things,” Thomas said.

  88. homey December 2, 2008 12:18 pm

    duffer – your son kicks the golf ball?

  89. Garret December 2, 2008 12:23 pm

    Momo and his wife would probably have been interested in a Tsaiko block of tickets at the Hawaii Bowl, but I’m sure they already committed to sit in their regular season-ticket seats for the Hawaii Bowl…just like they do every year.

  90. Garret December 2, 2008 12:26 pm

    I hope that the weather lets the Warriors practice tomorrow…they need a good week of practice to get ready for the game! Having an extra day off (today) might be good since it is late in the season and so many of them have injuries that can use the rest, but losing tomorrow too would be really bad for the team.

  91. al December 2, 2008 12:29 pm

    duffer….i lot of sports mechanics are relative.

    ask whitey. watching a game at starlight and doing dumbell curls for example.

  92. Kazz December 2, 2008 12:29 pm


    December 2nd, 2008 at 11:02 am
    They gotta upgrade those bowzooka’s, has anyone in the blue section been hit with a ‘Tizer t-shirt yet? Has anyone won a free Midas safety check?

    It’s probably best no one won a “free” Midas safety check. They’d just tell you that you either need a new muffler or that you need Recon. 🙄

  93. Ralph December 2, 2008 12:37 pm

    D1/Kekoa per midnight, post #10, he needs two tickets to the sheraton bowl…just in case in don’t go back to the earlier post and pick post #10 up

  94. Stretch December 2, 2008 12:40 pm

    December 2nd, 2008 at 12:10 pm
    it appears that the aforementioned may be caused by his looking up too early to see the flight of the ball instead of keeping his head down until his follow through is completed.

    That’s what I tell the kid when he’s golfing!

    Crap, no wonder, I keep trying to watch the ball as it flies off right, into the trees, bushes or water.

  95. Ralph December 2, 2008 12:41 pm

    ST good move- Ariel needs to step back and let the senior walk be spotlighted on the seniors…but by facing the four sides of the stadium from the center of the field, how will casual fans be able to present leis to the players. Will the seniors walk along the railings after or only family and very close friends are allowed on the field after their bow.

  96. Ralph December 2, 2008 12:43 pm

    Al the last qb to try out with UH bb was Gilbride

  97. Big mac December 2, 2008 12:44 pm

    How sad UH cancels practice because of rain and mud when we have Murakami Stadium with Domo turf waiting next door.

  98. chawan_cut December 2, 2008 12:45 pm

    regarding practice being washed out. i say practice on the grass fields. this is the last week of practice. sure we’ll have the hawaii bowl to practice for, but there’s a few weeks before that. the grass will grow back. or use the wahine soccer practice field. they ended their season last month and i’m sure they’d be obliging to share their field.
    maybe the rain is also at fault for the delays for the Cooke/Ching field. Going to the last 2 Monday basketball games, it doesn’t look like there’s been much progress. but then again, i’m looking at the field in the dark and I still see the rolls of whatever it is (underlayment, padding, etc) still out there.

  99. Garret December 2, 2008 12:45 pm

    Jim Mora’s Wikipedia page said that he’s going to be named the U-Dub coach tomorrow!

    The page was changed quickly, of course, but if U-Dub calls a press conference for Wednesday, Wikipedia has taken its game to a whole new level.

  100. Ralph December 2, 2008 12:45 pm

    Kelly the iceman cometh, but got to cold and froze. or maybe the UA spandax creates a wedgie and squeezes the alas to much for him to concentrate on his technique…

  101. Garret December 2, 2008 12:47 pm


    The timeline for the installation was already contingent upon the weather…the more rain, the slower the installation. So, I’d guess that the rain has pushed back the installation progress quite a bit.

  102. Garret December 2, 2008 12:49 pm

    Okay, back to work for me…I have to write a 15-page report on the progress my company has made on one of our techniques. If I can finish this early (they won’t pay us until I turn it in) and if we can get a good airfare sale like last time, then I could go to the Hawaii Bowl! That is a big incentive for me to finish my work early!

  103. XxFaithxX December 2, 2008 1:01 pm

    RE: Delay in Ching field.

    Sorry, Garrett, its not the weather that delayed the installation, it was Sadowski and Ching nursery.

  104. Kekoa December 2, 2008 1:08 pm

    Ralph ~ Thanks for the heads up on Midnite needing 2 tickets. I’ll make sure it gets on Dean’s master list.

  105. Stephen Tsai December 2, 2008 1:08 pm

    I did mention that Murakami Stadium was available, but was told that there are no football lines.
    Anyway, some of the team will be working out at 4 p.m.
    Others will be in meetings.

  106. BillB December 2, 2008 1:09 pm

    Keeping the head down until the ball is kicked is a must. I’ve said it many times about keys to kicking. Plant foot (non-kicking foot) sets up the direction, angle of approach, body lean to affect trajectory, kicking foot to the target (both kicks missed on Saturday from the hash DK’s kicking foot came across his body instead of to the target that’s why both were pulled slightly left). And yes head down with eye on the ball until it has been kicked.
    Leaning left as indicated above was not the reason he missed, if you are too upright you cannot generated height and easier to block. Leaning back helps to get the ball up, that is why on longer kicks it is easier to block as you have to drive the ball lower to get more distance.

  107. Stephen Tsai December 2, 2008 1:10 pm

    I’m not sure how many of the prospects are still, uh, recruit-able. But, ya know, I expect some to be at the banquet.
    The UH compliance woman made me promise I would not talk to any recruits at the banquet.
    If anybody sees me, my name is “Rico.”
    (Just joking, Amanda!)

  108. Stephen Tsai December 2, 2008 1:12 pm

    We had a good time in class today.
    One of the students was talking about alternative energy sources, how gas could be made from soy or wheat.
    I got to say that “beans can make gas.”
    No, I’m not teaching third grade.

  109. Stephen Tsai December 2, 2008 1:13 pm

    I bring up KCC because I saw JoPierre Davis walking around there today.

  110. Pomai December 2, 2008 1:15 pm

    It look like nothing is on tap for the stadium this week, why can’t they practice there, I know it would be harder to get all the equipment an such there but it would be better than no practice at all.

  111. ewagirl808 December 2, 2008 1:29 pm

    right on Tala. I’m glad he is getting back into some action.
    He used to be one of my favorite players. Loved those dreads.

  112. ewagirl808 December 2, 2008 1:30 pm

    What happened to Jason Rivers?

  113. chawan_cut December 2, 2008 1:31 pm


  114. J-Dog December 2, 2008 1:33 pm

    No artificial field to practice on? Thanks Herman!

  115. Kazz December 2, 2008 1:33 pm


    December 2nd, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Samoan? 😉

  116. J-Dog December 2, 2008 1:34 pm

    Is UH recruiting Rico Newman?

  117. homey December 2, 2008 1:37 pm

    cattle call?

  118. SteveM December 2, 2008 1:39 pm


  119. homey December 2, 2008 1:41 pm

    What food item should I bring to the t-gate this Saturday? Something Rob25 friendly? Shrimp?

  120. Garret December 2, 2008 1:41 pm

    Sorry, Garrett, its not the weather that delayed the installation, it was Sadowski and Ching nursery.


    I agree that the appeals process delayed the installation, but you cannot deny that the rain ALSO delayed the installation. Appeal or no appeal, the installation was always going to be vulnerable to weather delays. Having the appeals meant that the weather was going to need to cooperate if the team was going to get to use the new turf this season.

    That was my point, that the rain delayed the installation. chawan_cut speculated that the rain could be causing a delay in the turf installation, as not much progress has been made lately despite the turf being here. Are you actually disagreeing with the point that the rain is slowing down the installation of the turf now?

    I’m not sure if you misunderstood the point I was making or if you were claiming that the rain was no factor in when the team will get to use the turf.

  121. Garret December 2, 2008 1:43 pm

    Congratulations to Tala! I hope that he gets to use his reps in practice to show the Eagles what he can do and earn a spot in their offseason camps. Then his hard work in those camps can help him stick on their roster for next season. It is a long process, but being able to practice with the team is a big first step for next season.

  122. homey December 2, 2008 1:45 pm


  123. kama krab December 2, 2008 1:47 pm

    Howzit Everybody,

    Kekoa if you still out there could please give me a call at 256-8453. I was wondering if you still had tickets for the Cincy game. Thanks

  124. homey December 2, 2008 1:48 pm

    I was just thinking that if there was a Tsaiko Christmas party there would be more Santa Clauses than elves…of course we would also have hybrid Santa elfs…

  125. XxFaithxX December 2, 2008 1:58 pm

    The point I was trying to make about the turf was that, IF, UH gave Sadowski the “bird” and stopped playing politics, then the turf would have already been installed WEEKS ago…..avoiding the winter rainy season.

    IIRC, once the turf is laid down, then the finishing could be done even with a little rain….please correct me if wrong…..but I digress, YES, weather will delay the installation….only if you give it enough time to be a factor.

    not going to get into “politics” side too much…wanna keep my sanity, heh. =)

  126. Stephen Tsai December 2, 2008 2:09 pm

    Whatever happened to Rico Suave?
    Remember when Richard Haenisch changed his name to Rico Haenisch? Haenisch and some guy named Barry Obama were Punahou teammates.

  127. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 2, 2008 2:12 pm

    Alm & Others”:

    The money for the Ching (Cooke) Field was not appropriated until the 2008 – 2009 state budget year. It was available on July 1, 2008. The bids were opened on Friday, July 25, 2008, and UH announced that the winning bid’s bona fides in early August. The Governor released the funds for the project to the University shortly thereafter.

    This was a really high-priority project – usually the state takes a much longer time to get things done.

    Had there been no challenge, the work would have begun about August 20 and ccompleted by mid-October at the the latest. Instead, it did not even begin until mid-October. That seven-week delay, when coupled with the likelihood of junk weather at this time of year, means that the Ching Field will not be completed until the end of the year.

    Unless Herman could have persuaded the Legislature and the Governor to have placed the money in the previous year’s budget, I really cannot hold him responsible. Remember that the Murakami Stadium turf and seating upgrades were in that budget year to be completed over an 18 month period in time for the 2009 season.

    As reported earlier, the site prep work is completed, the turf has arrived, and everyone is standing around with their fingers up their noses waiting for the rain to stop and the ground to dry out.

  128. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 2, 2008 2:30 pm

    afternoon tsaikos,

    hope everyone is enjoying their day.

    out of curiosity, whats up with Wright-Jackson? Not that I want him to play or anything but how is his injury/status?

  129. Momo December 2, 2008 3:26 pm

    I know that garret is waiting for me to blog. This is my first time that I will write on the blog. I have two relatives who work at the school and I have a friendly wager with them. If U.H. losses, I send mac nut, If we dwin, they will send cinc chilli, enough for all to share at the bowl game. go Bows…momo

  130. FloridaTed December 2, 2008 3:40 pm

    Hi, Momo, keep on blogging.

  131. HuiOhana December 2, 2008 3:47 pm


    Rico Suave, aka Geraldo, is a talent scout for Interscope Records. He was a part of crossing over Enrique Iglesias.

    I’m sure that didn’t take too much talent.

  132. Hawaiianbod December 2, 2008 3:48 pm

    Aloha Momo – Welcome to the Warrior Beat! Don’t be shy, please post more often and share your insights.

    Looking forward to meeting you and the mrs.


  133. Hawaiianbod December 2, 2008 3:54 pm

    ST – or your alias could be Uncle Rico from Napoleon Dynamite.

  134. Manoa Mist December 2, 2008 3:57 pm

    Yeah, back in the day, Richard (or Rico) Haenisch could play. He played on the Chaminade team that beat Virginia, right? I think he had a tryout with the Lakers as well. As for Rico Tsai, if the Advertiser boots you, you can walk around the Advertiser building, the credit union will bring you a plaque,and we’ll all come down and bring you lei. We’ll call it the inaugural Senior (Citizen) Night…

  135. jm2375 December 2, 2008 3:58 pm

    Looks like the 2nd round NCAA game will be Sat afternoon. any way to have a tv set up at the t-gate?

  136. Hawaiianbod December 2, 2008 3:59 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday to jojo, meiling, <b.Taylor, and BG’s mom. 🙂

  137. oxymoron December 2, 2008 4:02 pm

    sadly, IMHO LWJ is kinda a washout. I mean there’s no other way to describe his tenure here than to use the word “disappointing”. it just looks like he is not running with any confidence and has the worst ankles next to me and ST. ha ha!

  138. d1島 December 2, 2008 4:20 pm

    Posting again from yesterday

    Posting again from earlier today

    Tsaiko Ticket Block For Hawaii Bowl

    Let’s get it done! I’m in for four.
    Wouldn’t mind being in South EZ if we can get covered seats in Blue (about row 39+)
    e-mail me at dean(dot)shima(at)gmail(dot)com.

    I’d like to get it handled on Wednesday since I’m off and was thinking about going to watch practice then a walk over to the SSC.

    Awesome gang!
    Got 27 so far….

    d1shima (4)
    LizKauai (2)
    A-house (4, so far)
    duffer (2)
    WassupDoc (2)
    Kekoa (2)
    bighilofan (2)
    midnight (2)
    addahknowjoe (2)

    didn’t get e-mail. pls try again.

  139. d1島 December 2, 2008 4:32 pm


    Mike Leach , wearing a baseball hat, T-shirt, and tennis shoes, flew to Seattle yesterday afternoon from Las Vegas

    I wonder if I could get on a plane in Las Vegas with just a baseball hat, t-shirt and tennis shoes? If I did, would wafan be at SEA-TAC to greet me?
    How “tennishoes” would I have to be to get on board?

  140. d1島 December 2, 2008 4:40 pm

    I remember going to a Hula Bowl practice at the Termite Palace and waiting for stuff from the players as they were leaving the field.
    I got something from a big guy, turned and asked my dad, “Wow! Who was that?”
    “Skippy Diaz!” he said.
    Good thing he never shake my hand! 😯

  141. Kaimuki Kid December 2, 2008 4:44 pm

    Hi ST
    What’s wrong with putting down chalk lines in the Murakami Stadium, it will wash away with no problems… There is enough room in the Baseball Stadium to run practice???? I don’t get it

  142. d1島 December 2, 2008 4:59 pm

    got ’em 🙂

  143. Committed Road Warrior December 2, 2008 5:34 pm

    Did d1 scare everyone off?

  144. FloridaTed December 2, 2008 5:36 pm

    In 1972 I watched my first Football game at the Termite Palace. UH against somebody, forgot who. I had no idea what these guys were doing, constantly crashing together in a pile and then nothing for awhile, lol, took me some time, with the help of a local friend, to figure out what they where doing. Same year I saw my first baseball game, Islanders vs Tacoma, that was a little easier to figure out.

    Boy, that’s a long time ago…….

  145. wafan December 2, 2008 5:53 pm

    d1 . . .

    If you were wearing a t-shirt, hat and tennis shoes when you got off the plane at SeaTac I would hope not to be there.

    I guess that might also mean you had a great flight, or the TSA redefined their security policy.


  146. Kazz December 2, 2008 5:58 pm


    December 2nd, 2008 at 4:02 pm
    sadly, IMHO LWJ is kinda a washout. I mean there’s no other way to describe his tenure here than to use the word “disappointing”. it just looks like he is not running with any confidence and has the worst ankles next to me and ST. ha ha!

    No… you know you have the worst ankles when you dislocate both of them while running away (downhill) from a dog.

    Hmmm.. I’m filipino so I should have been the hunter instead of the hunted right? 😆

  147. wafan December 2, 2008 5:59 pm

    d1 . . .

    I do not need any tickets to the Hawai’i Bowl!!!

    I will be spending my Winter Break in Aneheim at a family reunion. Yay!

  148. Kazz December 2, 2008 6:01 pm


    Sorry I didn’t notice the offer for the block of tickets for the Hawaii Bowl. I would have added eight to the total but I bought my tickets online EARLY Sunday morning.

    BTW the link to buy Hawaii Bowl tickets from the UHAD site doesn’t work. I had to go to the eTicket main page and then seek out “current events”.

  149. Jason December 2, 2008 6:02 pm

    d1: No wear tennis shoes, you supposed to wear Primo Hawaii Slippahs. 😀

  150. Ronnie December 2, 2008 6:02 pm

    wafan – Will you have time for a LoCal Calf Call while you are in SoCal? Rob25 may be in town as well.

  151. wafan December 2, 2008 6:06 pm

    Kazz . . .

    At least you were running.

    I gave myself a really bad sprain walking across campus on dry, even ground on a sunny day.

  152. Kazz December 2, 2008 6:07 pm


    A belated “mahalo” to you for the goodies you sent to us for the last tailgate! :mrgreen:

  153. wafan December 2, 2008 6:13 pm

    Ronnie . . .

    I do not know. Right now the schedule looks pretty full for the time I am there. But a LoCal Calf Call would be awesome!!!

    I have to get back to you.

  154. Ronnie December 2, 2008 6:18 pm

    wafan – no problem. Hopefully things will work out. 😀

  155. J December 2, 2008 6:20 pm

    Momo, would that be Skyline Chili? 3-way? 4-way? 😀

  156. J December 2, 2008 6:25 pm

    Or Gold Star Chili?

  157. wafan December 2, 2008 6:25 pm

    Kazz . . .

    It was my pleasure. I hope everyone enjoyed the seasonal goodies.

  158. jm2375 December 2, 2008 6:36 pm

    I need advice on where I should sit for the game on Sat. I’d like not to be subject to the elements. So Blue sections, single letters? Last year we sat in the South Endzone in nosebleed (yellow) heaven. Couldn’t hear the PA system and the band at all.


    Will be at the t-gate, just me, sis & bro-in-law not interested. Triple choc cake?

  159. Jason December 2, 2008 6:39 pm

    Triple chocolate cake? On a day when I won’t be there?!?! Stupid all-day math exam.

  160. jm2375 December 2, 2008 6:42 pm

    Jason – what? Season finale and you won’t be there? You do know that the game starts at 6:30 right? 😀

    oh well. you snooze you lose. 😆

    I could bring teri beef too if we need more fuuud, but judging from the last t-gate I was at, da fuuud was never in short supply.

  161. Jason December 2, 2008 6:48 pm

    I’ll be at the game, but not the pre-game tailgate. The exam ends at 4, then I’ll head to Aloha Stadium straight from UH. By the time I get there, everyone will be cleaning up.

    I’ll be there for the post-game, of course. Not immediately, though, I stick around for the Senior Night ceremonies.

  162. jm2375 December 2, 2008 6:48 pm

    Crap. Sorry you nerds. The link I posted @#48 – you gotta be a subscriber to get to the actual articles. grrrr.

  163. wafan December 2, 2008 7:17 pm

    Time for bed. Darn morning comes so quickly.

    See you on Hump Day!

  164. oxymoron December 2, 2008 7:38 pm

    Kazz: tendinitis in both ankles since high school vs. dislocating both ankles while running away from a dog…I’d say it’s a push. Welcome to the bad ankles club! Anyway, IMHO LWJ will not see light of day as long as he continues running tentatively ala Mike Bass. It is sad because everyone knows he has talent. Even Rego is better at getting positive yards, and don’t forget at least one new running back will be in the mix come Spring camp. Personally, I’d like to see Keliikipi converted to a running back like his brother. If you’ve already forgotten how much fun West K. was, click on this link:

  165. jm2375 December 2, 2008 7:40 pm

    couldn’t wait for an answer on seats. got south endzone blue sec a. anybody in the area?

  166. jm2375 December 2, 2008 8:13 pm

    ok, so now I gotta go get a WHITE UH shirt. White and I don’t get along very well. White is a stain magnet.

    Don’t forget to wear green or white on Sat, depending on where you sit!!!

  167. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 2, 2008 8:17 pm

    There will be no direct television coverage this weekend of the NCAA volleyball regionals although it will be available through a video feed on the USC website. See below for details.

    Radio Coverage
    ESPN 1420 (1420 AM) will broadcast the UH matches this week, live with Blaine Kauwe handling the play-by-play. The matches can also be heard over the Internet on

    Livestats on the Internet
    Livestats will be available on the Southern California website at USC will also have a live video feed that will include a multiple-camera setup.

    Ticket Information
    Tickets for the first and second rounds will be $15 for an adults all-session pass and $12 for an all-session pass for students, children and senior citizens. Single-day tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students, children and senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased by phone at (213) 740-GOSC (4672), online at, or at the ticket office on gameday.

  168. d1島 December 2, 2008 8:19 pm


    Hope you got row 39 or higher or you won’t be “out of the elements”

  169. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 2, 2008 8:20 pm

    If UH plays on Saturday at 5 pm HItime, what will happen when the football game coverage starts around 6 pm I know, I know – let’s now chick our countens…..

  170. d1島 December 2, 2008 8:21 pm

    No problem. We all can tailgate together anyway.

  171. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 2, 2008 8:22 pm

    Whoops!!! let’s now chick our countens….. = let’s not chick our countens…..

  172. jm2375 December 2, 2008 8:26 pm

    Anybody around? Is it time for a clubhouse raid? hehehehe

  173. jm2375 December 2, 2008 8:38 pm

    d1 – oh well, I’m in row 34. Hope the weather holds…. 🙂

    OK, WDoc answered one of my questions.

    No one has answered my other question – what are the specifics of Bolla’s contract? I thought HF renewed him for 3 years. Is there a buyout clause?

  174. Stretch December 2, 2008 8:47 pm

    I hope A-Joe doesn’t read this article, he might go NUTS!!

  175. Stretch December 2, 2008 8:48 pm

    I hope there is a good crowd for the game this Saturday and also the Hawaii Bowl.

  176. d1島 December 2, 2008 8:50 pm

    Last time I’m posting this gang.
    Sorry, but if you want in, I gotta know by beddy-by time tonight ’cause Kekoa and I are heading out early tomorrow to watch practice.

    10 o’clock and I should be Zzzzz….

    Tsaiko Ticket Block For Hawaii Bowl

    Let’s get it done! I’m in for five.
    Wouldn’t mind being in South EZ if we can get covered seats in Blue (about row 39+)
    e-mail me at dean(dot)shima(at)gmail(dot)com.

    I’d like to get it handled on Wednesday since I’m off and was thinking about going to watch practice then a walk over to the SSC.

    Awesome gang!
    Got 28 so far….

    d1shima (5)
    LizKauai (2)
    A-house (4, so far)
    duffer (2)
    WassupDoc (2)
    Kekoa (2)
    bighilofan (2)
    midnight (2)
    addahknowjoe (2)

  177. Garret December 2, 2008 8:51 pm


    I agree with your post at #125. That is why I researched the issue and sent stuff to bighilofan2, Tom Mui, and WassupDoc both in e-mail and on the blog. They did a lot for the issue and I just did my little part…they are far better at applying political pressure and lobbying, but I was one of their researchers supporting their efforts.

  178. Jason December 2, 2008 8:52 pm

    Stretch: I saw that on the news; terrible, yeah?

  179. Jason December 2, 2008 8:52 pm

    Whoa, blog clock is only ONE minute fast now!

  180. d1島 December 2, 2008 8:54 pm


    What’s the deal with the SHB tix? Are the Evil Twins in?

  181. d1島 December 2, 2008 8:56 pm

    Like they say, “Where does the time go?”


  182. Garret December 2, 2008 8:57 pm

    I forgot that Momo has a lot of relatives in Cincinnati…we visited them in Cincinnati once and they had many trips with us in Kaneohe. I guess they are cheering for Cincinnati–I hope they have to send a lot of Chili to the Hawaii bowl Tsaiko-gate!

  183. jm2375 December 2, 2008 8:59 pm

    Kekoa/d1 – cattle call tomorrow? I might be interested if it’s in somewhere between UH and Blaisdell. email me please.

  184. Stretch December 2, 2008 9:00 pm

    Speaking of the Hawaii Bowl, the company picked up 120 tickets and it went out in about 15 minutes to the employees and families. There was more requests so the company picked up another 100 or 120. Last year even without Hawaii playing, it bought and distributed 120 tickets.

  185. Garret December 2, 2008 9:01 pm

    The Dallas Morning News has some interesting tidbits on Mike Leach.

    Leach’s cell phone wasn’t turned on when I called a few minutes ago. The technophobe does not have voicemail, so I wasn’t able to leave a message.

    Leach has never been shy about exploring other jobs. He went after the Miami (Fla.) job two years ago, although he described his conversations with The U officials as “informal.”

    Tech athletic director Gerald Myers has vowed to renegotiate Leach’s contract at the end of the season. This could be a case of Leach making sure he has as much leverage as possible.

    Then again, Leach might never be able to top at Tech what has happened this season, especially with Graham Harrell and (probably) Michael Crabtree gone after the bowl game. Maybe he wants to sell high and take on a massive rebuilding project in the Pacific Northwest.

  186. Garret December 2, 2008 9:04 pm

    Might the AP vote Texas national champion over Oklahoma?

    Texas might be better off turning its attention to the AP poll.

    If Alabama were to win the BCS title game, the Tide would be undefeated and undisputed national champs. Florida goes into the SEC title game ranked second in the AP poll, so logic dictates the Gators would jump to No. 1 by beating the Tide and stay there if they win the BCS championship game.

    Texas was No. 3 in the last AP Top 25, ahead of Oklahoma by eight points. Unlike USA Today coaches’ poll voters, who are required to put the BCS championship game winner No. 1 on their final ballots, the 65 AP voters don’t have to put the winner of that game on top of their final ballots.

    So if Oklahoma wins out, and Texas wins its bowl game, presumably the Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State or maybe Utah, do the 40 AP voters who had Texas ahead of Oklahoma last week — most by one spot_ keep the Longhorns ahead of the Sooners when the final poll comes out in the wee hours of the morning on Jan. 9?

    “It’s possible I could vote Texas No. 1, but it’s far too early to say,” Tom Keegan of the Lawrence Journal World in Nebraska said in an e-mail to the AP. “I had Texas No. 2, Oklahoma No. 3 and it was a tough call. They are so close in my mind that whichever team plays better from this point forward likely will be the one I rank higher.”

    Several other voters had similar answers.

    “I would look at it as co-national championship games,” Doug Segrest of The Birmingham News said, referring to the BCS title game and the Fiesta Bowl.

    At least two voters, Craig James of ABC and Randy Rosetta of the Baton Rouge Advocate in Louisiana, said if Oklahoma and Texas each win their remaining games, they would keep the Longhorns in front of the Sooners because of what happened at the Cotton Bowl on Oct. 11.

  187. Garret December 2, 2008 9:06 pm

    Bess was one of the 3 Dolphins praised this week by this writer.

    WR Davone Bess – There should be an NFL award for the most productive rookie free agent. If there was, Bess would likely win it in a landslide. The Hawaii receiver stepped in for injured starter Greg Camarillo and contributed 84 yards on six receptions. He could have had more, and his second touchdown of the season, but he took a bad jump on the possible touchdown pass Chad Pennington threw his way. For the record, Ernest Wilford provided a great rub, picking off Bess’ defender, freeing Bess on the 37-yard pass he caught. (I was extremely impressed with Wilford as a blocker against St. Louis. Who but me noticed him pancake a guy on punt return?) The true test for Bess, who has contributed 30 receptions for 359 yards and one touchdown, will be how he handles the adjustments teams make defending him now that they’ve got more film to study and breakdown.

  188. Garret December 2, 2008 9:11 pm

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

    Body swapping technique seems like a big breakthrough for therapists and a potential goldmine for theme parks. This technique allows a person to feel like he/she has swapped bodies with someone else…so, a man and see things while being in a woman’s body or a young person can be in an elderly person’s body, etc.

  189. Garret December 2, 2008 9:11 pm

    Nintendo sure is making a TON of money on the Wii!

    The Wii was the most searched-for item on eBay on Black Friday…Wii Fit was the second most search-for item:

  190. Garret December 2, 2008 9:11 pm

    18-year-old guy tried to shoplift a $16 pair of earrings from a Florida JCPenny store. When a security officer confronted him, he swallowed the earrings…but x-rays confirmed that he had the earrings.

  191. Garret December 2, 2008 9:12 pm

    Chinese tomb included a 2,700-year-old stash of pot!

  192. Kekoa December 2, 2008 9:12 pm

    jm2375 – Check mail.

  193. Garret December 2, 2008 9:12 pm

    Woman is suing a radio station after the “great catch” that she won a date with raped her on the date that she won…the radio station promoted their “Win a date with Travis” competition last year but apparently didn’t do a proper background check because Travis has a criminal history! Travis pled *guilty* to criminal sexual abuse on that date…so the radio station is probably in bad shape in this lawsuit. They are lucky that she’s asking for just $50k.

  194. Garret December 2, 2008 9:13 pm

    Free play links pau.

  195. Postmanke December 2, 2008 9:16 pm

    Paul Johnson has to be the front runner for NCAA Coach of the Year, right?

  196. Jason December 2, 2008 9:20 pm

    Then again, Leach might never be able to top at Tech what has happened this season, especially with Graham Harrell and (probably) Michael Crabtree gone after the bowl game. Maybe he wants to sell high and take on a massive rebuilding project in the Pacific Northwest.

    Sounds familiar …

  197. Garret December 2, 2008 9:22 pm


    I was thinking the same thing…

  198. brew808 December 2, 2008 9:22 pm

    Okay – is it now Momo’s turn to post five equally interesting “free-play” links/stories? 😀 😯 😆

    BTW – I love the way Garret refers to Momo as just another Tsaiko! 😀 Kind of cute huh…?

    Momo – More-More… 😆

  199. Garret December 2, 2008 9:23 pm

    Plus, Texas Tech’s AD decided to *not* negotiate an extension with Leach until after the season…that sounds familiar too.

  200. Garret December 2, 2008 9:24 pm


    I trained myself to refer to the Tsaikos by their blog names…

  201. Jason December 2, 2008 9:26 pm

    brew808: I was thinking the same thing. 😛

  202. brew808 December 2, 2008 9:28 pm

    Gift Tags read, “To F (or M), w/ love From Momo & the Mrs 😆 😯 😆

  203. brew808 December 2, 2008 9:36 pm

    ajoe – Re: #52 – I’m surprised your brother didn’t hang you over the edge holding you by your ankles to get the souvenir from Eric Dickerson. I know, that would be kind-of dangerous as he could have lost his grip and dropped you on your head…. Wait a minute! That might explain a lot! 😯 😆 🙄

  204. brew808 December 2, 2008 9:41 pm

    J – Re: #155, 156 – Do they make vegetarian chili at either Skyline Chili or Gold Star Chili? 😀

  205. jm2375 December 2, 2008 9:46 pm

    Kekoa – got it.

    Garret – still haven’t gotten my WiiFit yet.

  206. brew808 December 2, 2008 9:48 pm

    d1島 – Re: #180

    Isn’t UHFan808 already assumed to be midori7’s twin sister and included in A-house’s head count for 808-Bowl tixs? 😕 😯 😆

  207. brew808 December 2, 2008 9:50 pm

    :mrgreen: ribbit, jm23.750234985667160, ribbit :mrgreen:

  208. jm2375 December 2, 2008 9:51 pm

    yummmm. Cincinnati style chili. First had that when I was working in the DC area. Any place around here to get it?

  209. jm2375 December 2, 2008 9:54 pm

    brew – isn’t it coqui, coqui, coqui? :mrgreen: 😈

  210. brew808 December 2, 2008 9:55 pm

    I would suggest, bowl of chili from Zippy’s, sprinkle w/ cinnamon, pour onto spaghetti, add lots of shredded cheese, and enjoy while wearing a white tee-shirt and doing your Wii-Fit excercises 😀 😯 😆

  211. Garret December 2, 2008 9:55 pm


    It is hard to get Wii Fit now…I’ll try to find out the Sunday ads early and will post if any store will have it on Sunday.

  212. brew808 December 2, 2008 9:57 pm

    Wow! “Somebody” does that extremely well! 😆 😯 😆

  213. Jason December 2, 2008 9:57 pm

    So, who’s bringing the spaghetti, and who’s brining the hot dogs? 😀

  214. Garret December 2, 2008 9:59 pm

    Target has the Wii in their Sunday ad this week

    Circuit City has the Wii *and* Wii Fit in their Sunday ad this week! Circuit City’s ad says that they will have at least 10 Wii Fits per store.

    So, if you can get up early on Sunday, you can get a Wii Fit!

  215. tom December 2, 2008 10:00 pm

    If it were not for people like XxxfaithxxX and Momotomo and a bunch of others, for my part, I would not have been able to work out the Ching Field legal stuff.
    But I appreciate the accolade which was not really deserved!

    And does anyone have a dvd of the Washington State game? I ended the dvr minutes earlier than what I had programed it for – though it had the complete game – but the machine doesn’t permit the Oceanic DVR to send the program to my recorder!

  216. Garret December 2, 2008 10:01 pm

    Thanks to Wii Fit (and to pushing a stroller all day around Legoland on Sunday) I’m only 1 pound heavier now than I was before I went to Hawaii…it helps motivate me and I need something that tracks my progress to stay motivated!

  217. brew808 December 2, 2008 10:03 pm

    Garret – Your post yesterday Re: testing for the athletic prowess of your children was both frightening and amusing. I’m sure you didn’t have to have the girls tested to rule out their careers in the NFL or NBA! 😀 😯 😆

  218. Garret December 2, 2008 10:03 pm

    If anyone wants to see the Sunday ads early for Best Buy, Target, and Circuit City, you can Google “wii on 12/7/08 speedy” and the information will show up. Make sure to change “12/7/08” to whatever Sunday you are interested in.

  219. d1島 December 2, 2008 10:05 pm

    It is hard to get Wii Fit now…I’ll try to find out the Sunday ads early and will post if any store will have it on Sunday.

    Try check for the Tsaiko version….WiiEet!

  220. brew808 December 2, 2008 10:08 pm

    …or… WeFit! 😆

  221. jm2375 December 2, 2008 10:08 pm

    Garret – no Target here yet and the shipping charges to Hawaii make it a bit too expensive. No getting up early on Sunday, not after going to the game!!!

  222. SteveM December 2, 2008 10:10 pm

    d1島 — is there a Tsai-ko version of the Wii Fit? The normal one has a 330 lb limit, I think…. 🙂

  223. brew808 December 2, 2008 10:11 pm

    What happened to that coqui frog? 😀

    How come “some peeps” get a day off in the middle of the week? 😕 😯

    I sure hope the weather clears and the Warriors hold practice in lower Manoa… 😀

  224. d1島 December 2, 2008 10:11 pm



    I think I interpreted A-house correctly…


    December 1st, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    4 for sure – still waiting on Midori and Uhfan808 to see if they can take off on 12/24/08.

    we are in South end zone, yellow, section D, row 10 for our season tickets, but will move to sit with Tsaikos.

    Maybe they invited a couple of bus drivers?

  225. Garret December 2, 2008 10:11 pm


    Given the genetics of Lori and myself, I don’t think that my kids have to worry about having big athletic careers! Faith is actually a good athlete and loves her gymnastics class and she’ll play soccer again in the Spring…but I think her love of math and reading is probably more along the lines of what she’ll be doing in the future..

  226. Garret December 2, 2008 10:15 pm


    I’ve eaten with the Tsaikos many times…they don’t need any game to help them demolish the buffets!

  227. MeiLing December 2, 2008 10:15 pm


    I sent you an email. UH needs to correct mis-spellings in the weekly Coach’s interview.

  228. Kekoa December 2, 2008 10:15 pm

    jm2375 ~ Mahalo for acknowledgment. See you on Sat.

    Put your game face on…wait – DON’T!

  229. brew808 December 2, 2008 10:17 pm

    buffets…. it’s not a game…. it’s a lifestyle…. 😆

    plus there are two “f’s” in it…. 😯

  230. jm2375 December 2, 2008 10:17 pm

    Kekoa – uuhhh, what’s that’s supposed to mean? grrrr….

  231. brew808 December 2, 2008 10:19 pm

    Whoah – berfday over, CRACK da WHIP! 😯 😀 😯

  232. homey December 2, 2008 10:20 pm

    cattle call???

  233. brew808 December 2, 2008 10:21 pm

    Bruddah KekoaHigh Five!!! 😆

  234. d1島 December 2, 2008 10:24 pm


    they don’t need any game to help them demolish the buffets!

    Hey now! Don’t be going third person on us. I’ve seen you more than hold your own with the best of us! 😆

  235. d1島 December 2, 2008 10:25 pm


    Working on it…just e-mailed the Social Director. 🙄

  236. las vegas December 2, 2008 10:27 pm

    #299 what does jm2375 look like?, now I’m scared

  237. brew808 December 2, 2008 10:30 pm


  238. Kekoa December 2, 2008 10:32 pm

    Brew808 ~ Cincy & UH are not the only ones that will scuffle on Sat. I know I’ll have to go at least 3 rounds with jm23.75 – I will use my coiled steel and dazzling footwork to set her up for the knockout pun.

  239. las vegas December 2, 2008 10:32 pm

    I wonder where so many Tsai-Kos from the old days went?
    like “Spam and eggs” and “Sumting Wong” among others

  240. SteveM December 2, 2008 10:41 pm

    las vegas — I think spam n eggs posted a couple times this year, but I have not noticed SumTinWong since he inquired about Karaoke Calls before summer.

    Interesting that jm2375 might be able to track him down…or vice versa 😕

  241. jm2375 December 2, 2008 10:45 pm

    This guy could be a Tsai-ko …. 🙂 ethnic buffets 😆

    Kekoa – you got mail.

  242. jm2375 December 2, 2008 10:50 pm

    to all tsai-kettes – please bring your lead slippahs!! Kekoa needs a few good whacks!!!

    Kekoa – I was gonna save you some triple choc cake, but now, that piece may have to go to Jason!! 👿

  243. d1島 December 2, 2008 10:51 pm

    Well, the coffee I had with dinner is finally losing its effect so I will head off to Lala-land.

    Thanks for the response for the tickets.

    Hope we get there before Stretch’s company representative tomorrow…


  244. las vegas December 2, 2008 10:57 pm

    a few insults you can use Saturday

    I never forget a face, but in your case I’ll make an exception

    Shouldn’t you have a license for being that ugly?

    Everybody has a photographic memory. You simply don’t have the film.

    Excuse me, is that your nose, or are you eating a Banana?

    While everyone has the right to be ugly, you seem to have abused that privelige!

    You’ve got more chins than a Chinese phone book!

    You must be an experiment in Artificial Loloness.

    You’re a habit I’d like to kick — with both feet.

    This is an excellent time for you to become a missing person.

    I’d like to leave you with one thought…unfortunately I ain’t sure you have anywhere to put it!

  245. jm2375 December 2, 2008 11:01 pm

    thanks lv! 😆 you da bes’!!

  246. las vegas December 2, 2008 11:07 pm

    all from my childhood, dad was an sob, more from him

    I’ve seen people like you before – but I had to pay an admission…

    Save your breath…You’ll need it to blow up your date.

    All day I thought of you….I was at the zoo.

    You should learn from your parents mistakes – try using some birth control.

    I heard that you went to the haunted house and they offered you a job.

    Why don’t you slip into something more comfortable…like a coma.

  247. Jason December 2, 2008 11:12 pm

    I’m glad I won’t be there to hear jm2375 flub each and every one of those lines. 😉

  248. Kekoa December 2, 2008 11:15 pm

    Funny…I just felt this cool breeze come thru the playhouse. Say good night jm2375. while you are still able. Oh and we’ll see about that Triple Chocolate Cake!

  249. las vegas December 2, 2008 11:16 pm

    no cancer walk this year? Or is it too early?

  250. d1島 December 2, 2008 11:19 pm

    made the mistake of peeking in (is that the name of a Chinese restaurant?) before I shut down…


    add one from me: Did your parents have any children that lived?

    Good Night! (not fo’ fake!)

  251. las vegas December 2, 2008 11:20 pm

    tonite in the LV household, Mrs LV was baking dbl chocolate cookies.

    a rare act of kindness! or so I thought, Its for her companys Christmas party.

  252. jm2375 December 2, 2008 11:24 pm

    gee thanks guys….. you so nice. grrrr.

    I’m either being razzed or ignored. huh. guess I’ll go where I’m wanted and loved. 🙁 ::)

    *stomps off, all habut*

  253. las vegas December 2, 2008 11:29 pm

    d1, yes it is

    Peking Inn Restaurant

    330 N Lantana St, Camarillo
    Phone: 805-987-8188
    Cuisine: Chinese

  254. Committed Road Warrior December 2, 2008 11:30 pm

    I figure most of you are sleeping already, but I wonder why Rainbowtique never sold this particular t-shirt online UNTIL NOW!!! Did they have these at the on-campus and Ward locations? I certainly would have bought it then, and I’ll probably buy it now.

  255. Jason December 2, 2008 11:31 pm

    las vegas: Relay for Life is usually in March. Although, I should check with my friends about our team, make sure that we’re having one.

    Considering recent events, it’s never too early to get the word out. In these tough economic times, please consider setting some money aside to give to the American Cancer Society. I will be collecting donations later, probably in February. The Tsai-kos gave $2,166 for RFL 2008, and I’m hoping we can exceed that in 2009.

  256. Jason December 2, 2008 11:35 pm

    jm2375: Go where you’re wanted and loved? Yeah, the elephants at the zoo are kindly, but they’re dumb. :-P.

  257. al December 2, 2008 11:37 pm

    for the late night owls…..
    here’s a vid of jack sula….courtesy of sportsbow.l
    i kind of stay drooling over the prospects of his carrying the football next year and catching da ball and he even tosses a nice spiral.

  258. al December 2, 2008 11:43 pm

    Orangutans are skeptical
    Of changes in their cages,
    And the zookeeper is
    very fond of rum.

  259. Jason December 2, 2008 11:45 pm

    Ooh … I’m with you, al, he looks like a good one.

  260. las vegas December 2, 2008 11:49 pm

    Thanks, I just ordered 3 shirts

  261. las vegas December 2, 2008 11:59 pm

    Al san,

    Zebras are reactionaries,
    Antelopes are missionaries,
    Pigeons plot in secrecy,
    And hamsters turn on frequently.
    What a gas! you gotta come and see
    At the zoo.

  262. al December 3, 2008 12:15 am

    and now my brain is stuck on….
    at the zoo
    at the zoo
    at the zoo

  263. las vegas December 3, 2008 12:15 am

    we are in the process of working out the rules of a eating contest between one of my schnauzers and my 325 pound pal, Craig.
    Craig swore revenge after losing to me in a late night breakfast pig out last year, but he now has to beat my dog Shadow in a hot dog eating contest to get at me.

    Shadow is a rather Tsai-Ko esque schnauzer, weighing in at 21 pounds and has an appetite to match.
    Craig goes beyond the norn at 6’2″ and over 325# I have seen him eat two large Pizza Hut pizzas and 4 chese burgers at one sitting.

    Craig wants 1 to 1 vs the dog, but that seems unfair, I offered 10 to 1 hotdogs.

    Craig must eat 10 hotdogs (no bun) for every one the dog eats (I may go as low as 8 to 1)

    Bragging rights for another year are at stake.

    stay tuned for results

  264. las vegas December 3, 2008 12:21 am

    Mrs LV has already lost to Shadow a few years ago
    She ate two hot dogs, we stopped Shadow after #4 as he had already won, he did not seem pleased.

    The other contestant, Skippy ate three and left to go lick himself

  265. las vegas December 3, 2008 12:24 am


    We do not normally feed our dogs hot dogs except when I BBQ.
    Too much salt among other things

  266. Pomai December 3, 2008 12:38 am

    Committed Road Warrior:
    December 2nd, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    I figure most of you are sleeping already, but I wonder why Rainbowtique never sold this particular t-shirt online UNTIL NOW!!! Did they have these at the on-campus and Ward locations? I certainly would have bought it then, and I’ll probably buy it now.

    I went to the site to look for a car flag, well can anyone explain why they have them with an orange background??

  267. Pomai December 3, 2008 12:39 am

    This will get us to 8 – 5 not too bad
    16    –    31    SAWARRIOR
    21    –    13    tom
    21    –    17    curveball
    24    –    21    las vegas
    24    –    17    King Katonk
    27    –    17    bighilofan2
    27    –    24    Pauoa Boy
    27    –    21    HiFlyer
    28    –    27    djmitcho
    28    –    24    LizKauai
    30    –    27    Curt
    31    –    28    mp
    31    –    30    Glenn
    34    –    21    Pomai
    35    –    21    Da Punchbowl Kid
    38    –    28    wafan
    63    –    12    homey

  268. las vegas December 3, 2008 3:06 am

    time fo go clinic, aloha!

  269. J December 3, 2008 5:07 am


    Skyline offers black beans with rice for their vegetarian patrons. Don’t know abut Gold Star. My friends from Cincinnati only eat Skyline Chili.

  270. brew808 December 3, 2008 5:17 am

    😀 Good Morning J! Thanks for the info! 8)

  271. d1島 December 3, 2008 5:33 am

    Great Morning All!

    Coffee in hand; almost ready to meet Kekoa.

    Have a great day erryboddy!

    see you soon!

  272. mctruck December 3, 2008 5:40 am

    Since I’m traveling to LV one thrusday, just wanted to wish the Warriors da-best come Saturday against the Bearcats…GO WARRIORS!!!

  273. mctruck December 3, 2008 5:41 am


  274. brew808 December 3, 2008 5:46 am

    Huh? Is it Thursday? mctruck – R U driving? R U meeting lv? Who’s doing to feed the squirrels? 😕 😯 😀

  275. brew808 December 3, 2008 5:52 am

    #272 d1島: December 3rd, 2008 at 5:33 am

    Great Morning All!

    Coffee in hand; almost ready to meet Kekoa.

    Isn’t it easier to use a cup? 😆 😯 😆

  276. bighilofan2 December 3, 2008 6:28 am

    Golod morning Tsaikos everywhere.


    you one genius, feega dat out by yourself!

    heh heh

  277. bighilofan2 December 3, 2008 6:30 am

    morning brew, kekoa!

    have a great time at practice! REPRESENT! say hi to grandma
    Pestana if you see her!

  278. Garret December 3, 2008 6:40 am

    Despite Mike Leach’s agent saying yesterday that Leach did not interview with U-Dub, two newspapers have confirmed that the interview took place. The Seattle Times had the story.

    And among the latest of the “lots of people” UW has discussed the job with, sources said, is Texas Tech coach Mike Leach, whom sources said flew to Seattle on Monday to meet with UW officials.

    But after news of his visit to Seattle leaked, Texas Tech athletic director Gerald Myers told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal that he’s preparing to offer Leach an extension and a raise, though Myers wouldn’t confirm or deny that Leach had interviewed with UW. The paper said Leach is due to make at least $2.65 million next season on his current deal, which runs through 2010.

  279. Garret December 3, 2008 6:42 am

    BSU’s contract talks with Chris Petersen are going badly, so Petersen might be a candidate for U-Dub, especially since the Oregon job is not available.

    Possibly back in the picture is Boise State’s Chris Petersen. He has previously stated he would likely not be interested in the UW job. But talks for a contract extension have stalled, according to The Idaho Statesman, and he also had been thought to covet the Oregon job. The Ducks on Tuesday, however, installed offensive coordinator Chip Kelly as the coach-in-waiting upon Mike Bellotti’s retirement and ascension to athletic director.

  280. bighilofan2 December 3, 2008 6:43 am

    I neva call Logan Hamocon long time, know he’s busy bustin up da field and making it mo nice nice. We knew that last summer’s babuuzas was gonna end up wit dis result. Main ting, we going finish the field soon.

    So now Stutz gets a speedy recuitz fo work with. plus his baby bradda, maybe sum quick learnerz fo teem up with da qb. yeeeee haaaaa!

    and i’m really hoping Coach Nick becames more pragmatic with himself, make the call early so that the backups have a better evaluation and can
    make a second choice so they get more play time. time will tell.

    Go Warriors!

  281. Garret December 3, 2008 6:44 am

    The main Lubbock paper also has the story about Leach interviewing with U-Dub.

    Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach was in Seattle on Tuesday to discuss with University of Washington officials that school’s soon-vacant head coaching job, The Avalanche-Journal has confirmed.

    “As of now, he hasn’t been offered the job,’’ a source told The A-J on Tuesday night.

    The same source said although Washington is 0-11 with one game left, if UW officials decide to zero in on Tech’s coach, their potential to hire Leach away shouldn’t be underestimated.

    “I don’t care if they are 0-11,’’ the source said. “They’re the state university; he would bring a national flair to the state, and he’d be able to recruit there at a level he’s not able to recruit in Texas. He’s still the third or fourth level of recruitment in Texas. At Washington, he’ll be the first. All that’s true, and a man of vision such as Mike Leach considers these things.’’

    On Monday, Leach told The Associated Press that he “absolutely” wants to stay at Tech.

    “I mean it’s an interesting question,” he said. “I’ve been there nine years, which is longer than most marriages or jobs, you know.”

  282. d1shima(tilted) December 3, 2008 6:49 am

    On the road with Kekoa.
    Coffee in hand is only for those who “can handle” haha

    weather is looking good…Warriors should be out in force this morning!

  283. Garret December 3, 2008 6:50 am

    This is for wafan–can you believe that a San Diego calculus teacher cannot afford the copy costs for his tests so he’s selling *ads* on his exams?

    Tom Farber gives a lot of tests. He’s a calculus teacher, after all.

    So when administrators at Rancho Bernardo, his suburban San Diego high school, announced the district was cutting spending on supplies by nearly a third, Farber had a problem. At 3 cents a page, his tests would cost more than $500 a year. His copying budget: $316.

    “Tough times call for tough actions,” he says. So he started selling ads on his test papers: $10 for a quiz, $20 for a chapter test, $30 for a semester final.

    About two-thirds of Farber’s ads are inspirational messages underwritten by parents. Others are ads for local businesses, such as two from a structural engineering firm and one from a dentist who urges students, “Brace Yourself for a Great Semester!”

    Principal Paul Robinson says reaction has been “mixed,” but he notes, “It’s not like, ‘This test is brought to you by McDonald’s or Nike.’ ”

    To Farber, 47, it’s a logical solution: “We’re expected to do more with less.”

    The National Education Association says teachers spend about $430 out of their pockets each year for school supplies. This semester, Christine Van Ruiten, a teacher at E.C. Reems, a charter school in East Oakland, has spent $2,000. She scours Craigslist for free supplies and posts requests to, which matches teachers with donors.

  284. J December 3, 2008 6:56 am


    Sadly, as a sometimes employee of a district in San Diego, I can believe it. Then again, accounting is always questionable as last year I received double pay for a pay period that I wasn’t employed. Kind of hurt to send the check back…especially since they never realized their mistake.

  285. d1shima(tilted) December 3, 2008 6:57 am

    Lots of rumblings about a cattle call.
    Kekoa and I will be at Camellia at 11:30….

    Come one, come all!

  286. Stretch December 3, 2008 7:07 am

    The list of players for the Hawaii/Polynesia vs Mainland Bowl was released. Looks like they were able to get a lot of good players to come out. It will also be the first look at Corey Nielsen. I wonder if the other players being brought in from the mainland have committed to schools already?? This is going to be a good last minute recruiting tool for UH. I hope there is a huge crowd that can sway some of these young men.

  287. Stretch December 3, 2008 7:10 am

    new post

  288. bighilofan2 December 3, 2008 7:16 am

    My opinion about how good Coach Mack is, vs. Gov.

    I gotta tell all of my friends in Tsaiko land how very disappointed I am that Gov. Lingle neva go to the big meet . wtf, Gov Palin attended.

    Everybody get plus and minus. dat wuz a minus. imho. she might as well have shot Duke in da foot. kinda like a Plaxico defense, i stay thinkin. “somebody wen put da loadede gun in my pocket and squeeze da trigga.” Gov’s excuse fo not attending reminz me of a babuuza spin.

    i appreciate Coach Mack for not thinkin we idiots and gives us the straight talk express. Good job Coach! Now, get da Warriors ready for one full on scrap Saturday! Main thing is one great effort by players and coaches! all 4 quarters!

    Go Warriors!

  289. bighilofan2 December 3, 2008 7:20 am

    hiho hiho

    see you this evening!

    Go Warriors!

  290. health safety risk assessment December 26, 2008 4:25 pm

    health safety risk assessment

    electrical safety

  291. […] The Warrior Beat | UH football, University of Hawaii athletics … […]

  292. Jane Seymour January 16, 2009 10:03 am

    […]Thanks for sharing your work with us! Your theme is just awesome![…]

Comments are closed.