Tuesday's practice

• It appears that defensive tackle Rocky Savaiigaea now will opt to have surgery on his injured left triceps. He did not practice today.

• Defensive end Victor Clore will undergo an MRI today on his injured right knee. It is believed he might have a problem with his posterior cruciate ligament. If so, he would only miss a couple of games and not require surgery.

• Tyler Graunke resumed practicing.

• Graduate assistant David Gilmore is on a personal leave. It is hoped he will rejoin the team later this season. Gilmore has done an outstanding job with the defensive backs.



  1. Ohana808 October 14, 2008 7:00 am

    Good Morning!

  2. oxymoron October 14, 2008 7:04 am


  3. lava October 14, 2008 7:08 am

    Go Warriors.

  4. addahknowjoe October 14, 2008 7:09 am

    Lets get healthy and back into the game, men!

    (softball pitch) ST- After practice today can you give us the latest on Graunke?

  5. HoustonMike October 14, 2008 7:10 am

    4th!….good morning all from houston, texas!

  6. Committed Road Warrior October 14, 2008 7:15 am

    Top ten! How’s everyone doing?

  7. Hawaianbod October 14, 2008 7:21 am

    top 10!

  8. Hawaianbod October 14, 2008 7:25 am

    CRW – how was that USC game?

  9. Kekoa October 14, 2008 7:25 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko’s!

  10. Hawaianbod October 14, 2008 7:31 am

    my bad…Good morning Tsaikos!

  11. duffer October 14, 2008 7:31 am


    A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! 🙂 🙂

  12. ewagirl808 October 14, 2008 7:40 am


  13. Ronnie October 14, 2008 7:43 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Family!

    Good Morning Warrior Nation!!!

    Yee Haw! My parents arrive today!!!!!

  14. Hoohiki October 14, 2008 7:45 am

    How about that…Shane Victorino, Maui boy, grabbing the national spotlight!!

  15. WarriorMojo October 14, 2008 7:46 am

    Morning all!

    A little Willie K to start your day:


  16. koakane™ October 14, 2008 7:46 am

    morning tsaiko country. whew gald the roofers finished my hale this past friday just in time for the fall rainy season.

    well its time for the mana focused to the boise team. like dkelly’s attitude “we gotta go up there and punch them till they blue in the face” 😈 au’wryte like that stance. hope the warriors take it to heart. go WARRIORS

  17. WarriorMojo October 14, 2008 7:47 am

    A little more Special Willie K!


  18. koakane™ October 14, 2008 7:48 am

    hoohiki like the song say he just a maui boy and got what it takes whooootahhhhhhh
    gotta luv it. GO PHILLY

  19. XxFaithxX October 14, 2008 7:49 am

    Good Morning folks. Got a question for you all.

    UH Vs. Boise on ESPN.

    Taking out the Hawaii Bowl against ECU, has Boise ever lost while playing on ESPN??

  20. Ronnie October 14, 2008 7:52 am

    XxFaithxX – yes, they lost to us last year on ESPN.

  21. da princess' classmate October 14, 2008 7:55 am

    wow not too much respect given in the preseason basketball poles. that’s okay. it’ll be near impossible for this flemings kid to meet his preseason hype and expectations but if he comes anywhere close, we should be fine.

    talk about no respect, boise line starts at 24 and going up now 26. hit em in the mouth and make em quit again, it’s in their history (IJ and Jeremy Avery)

    fale laeli coming back should be huge, as well as francis maka…

  22. Kekoa October 14, 2008 7:58 am

    Hiya Duffer!

    Tank Q for the wishes!

    I’m glad you received your ‘oyster’ in the proper *Muu Call* ceremonial way. That shell was viewed by many of your friends before I passed it over to Al for special delivery. D-1 commented that he was jealous that Nalani included more sentiments on your shell than on his CD cover!

    Nalani was gracious enough to not only autograph that item for you, but…she promised all of us an autographed CD when UH won a home game. I believe she said she was headed your way soon to a performance. You and Whitey can introduce yourselves to her then! No shame, she is a sweetheart that loves to share her UH football pride like the rest of us…Tsai-ko’s

    So you guys are scouting for recruits?…make sure you find da bullet-proof kine. No need da kine dat get owie too easy and den no can play!

  23. da princess' classmate October 14, 2008 7:58 am

    they also lost to bc on espn on their home field in their bowl game before hawkins left for colorado. been rumoured that b/c hawkins decided to coach and let peterson coach only the 4th quarter, players “played” in only the 4th quarter as well. not sure about that but it’s possible for them to lose on espn in their house…

  24. koakane™ October 14, 2008 7:59 am

    hey hey ronnine you on it girl. parents brought da malasada’s and mea ono pua bet your breakfast is sooo ono today. have a supa time in boisey.

    where did this torrential rain strorm came from

  25. XxFaithxX October 14, 2008 8:01 am

    Good call Ronnie…well, beyond that? negative , right?

  26. FloridaTed October 14, 2008 8:02 am

    Morning/afternoon, Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister.

    Man o man, that Boise game is so huge in so many ways. This could really make our season and finally get us some respect this year. Too bad we have to knock off a WAC member from the BCS, but it can’t be helped.

    Friday night at 8 pm, I’ll be sitting on pins and needles. Which offense will show up? That will be the key. Coaches, you better have a more aggressive package ready. We MUST score more than 21 points.

    Go, brave Warriors !!!!

  27. jayz October 14, 2008 8:04 am

    Why is it, with this year’s offense, up 21 to 7 at the half, I still have lingering doubts about this team’s ability to finish? As good as Funaki has been in these last two victories, I would feel more comfortable with Graunke at QB. Having said that, I wish the best for Funaki and I hope he proves me wrong.

  28. XxFaithxX October 14, 2008 8:04 am

    Sorry about the stupid questions. kinda distracted…got a department meeting today..blah 🙁


  29. Kekoa October 14, 2008 8:11 am

    Thanks for giving me the Willie’s this morning! Me and Liz were standing with “Kinda Shy” in da South End Zone dugout when he started singing. Chicken skin moment!

  30. d1島 October 14, 2008 8:15 am

    It’s good to know that the coaches recognized the problem that led to the blocked punt; hopefully the players will take the coaches’ direction and execute this week.

  31. Da Punchbowl Kid October 14, 2008 8:16 am

    Greetings and Blessings Warriors Nation! 🙂

    Here’s to a speedy recovery for ALL of our wounded Warriors.

  32. addahknowjoe October 14, 2008 8:26 am


    Hopefully sometime today, ST has an answer for you about Graunke.

  33. addahknowjoe October 14, 2008 8:29 am


    Kindly give us a synopsis of your birthday festivities conducted just before today.

  34. koakane™ October 14, 2008 8:30 am

    listening to rob and rus show and interviewing BS new director. mentioned that fball teams mantra is to “take back the WAC” and is focused on the Warriors who took it from them. He also predicts boise will hang 40+ points on UH.

    let go warriors they going give you crap so be ready and punch out bruddah.

  35. Jon October 14, 2008 8:31 am

    ST – Any update on Blaze? Medical Redshirt a possibility? The season is half over after Friday.

  36. ewagirl808 October 14, 2008 8:33 am

    Dan Kelly was interviewed on the Rob and Russ show this morning.
    He was Hillarious

  37. da princess' classmate October 14, 2008 8:34 am

    he also predicted us to put up 28 when they haven’t allowed more than 7 other than to oregon…

    but yeah, i can’t see boise putting up 40+ against our d, we’ll see

  38. koakane™ October 14, 2008 8:35 am

    ahoe oh mean ajoe j/k 😆 moa effort should be focused on game instead of Graunke.

    “needs of the many out weights the need of the few or the one” beam me up scotty

  39. da princess' classmate October 14, 2008 8:39 am

    victorino’s gotta be at least 2nd in the running for nlcs mvp behind cole. average in the nlcs ain’t that great but clutch moments in game 2 and 4 should have him pretty high up there, 6 rbis, hr and a triple, not too shabby. couldn’t agree more w/ BC, he’s the soul of that philly team.

  40. Garret October 14, 2008 8:40 am

    Have a great time with your parents Ronnie! Living on the mainland we can really appreciate when we get to see our parents who live in Hawaii!

  41. Garret October 14, 2008 8:41 am

    Nice weather report for the BSU game.

    Boise State University Football Coach Chris Petersen might have hoped for last weekend’s winter weather to stick around for this Friday’s home game against Hawaii, but seasonable temperatures with highs in the 60s are forecast for Tuesday through Friday.

    In fact, the forecast calls for a high of 70 on Friday in Boise, though it is likely to be a little cooler than that at the 6 p.m kickoff.

  42. Garret October 14, 2008 8:43 am

    Interesting to read the breakdown of BYU recruiting by state.

    Mendenhall brought BYU’s religious backdrop to the forefront as never before. He quoted scripture during news conferences. He began a fireside program, in which fans are invited to hear players and coaches give testimony and sing hymns the night before games.

    He also overhauled BYU’s recruiting approach. Coaches vet not only the playing ability and academic achievement of possible recruits but also their moral record, by talking to religious and other community leaders. The coaches discuss the school’s strict expectations and canons with the recruits.

    Then the coaches back off.

    “I always tell my recruits, ‘I want you here, but if you want to be here, then I’d like you to call me and say, “This is where I want to go to school and these are the reasons,” ‘ ” assistant head coach Lance Reynolds says.

    The process limits BYU’s recruiting pool, coaches admit. But no exceptions are made.

    Most of BYU’s players come from Utah. California sent 19 players, Hawaii seven and Arizona six. The roster isn’t studded with players with heavy accolades. Yet BYU has the nation’s longest active winning streak (16 games) in the NCAA’s top-tier bowl subdivision (FBS), formerly Division I-A.

  43. Garret October 14, 2008 8:45 am

    Bess got a mention in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

    the coaches put an emphasis on improving the returns in practice this week and rookie Davone Bess averaged 28.3 yards on kickoff returns.

    His only punt return was good for 25 yards.

  44. Garret October 14, 2008 8:46 am

    South Florida Sun-Sentinel likes Bess as a returner…Florida Today wants him replaced with Ginn.

    Miami return man Davone Bess, meanwhile, was nothing special. Miami can’t be saving Ted Ginn Jr. for offense because he hasn’t done squat all season. Put him back there and let him do something he’s remotely good at.

  45. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 14, 2008 8:51 am

    Mornin Tsaikos,

    I have a good feeling about Boise. Keep the score low and the clockin tickin.

    Go Warriors!

  46. djmitcho October 14, 2008 9:03 am

    Good Morning Tsaikoland! Another day closer to the Friday Night Lights for the Warriors. I can’t wait to get to Boise to watch the Warriors break the Broncos.

  47. g-nalo October 14, 2008 9:08 am

    good morning Tsaiko’s!

    looks like Kona winds but i’ll take it over the 40 degrees in Boise. 🙂

  48. addahknowjoe October 14, 2008 9:14 am

    Koama… I mean uhhh… Koakane-

    Ho, busting out the Freshmen ’65 Monarch philosophical stuff, eh?

    Perhaps. Needs of the many far outweigh the few. But, left unchecked, ignored or simply swept under the rug, just one can drag down the masses.

    Leave no doubts and move on.

  49. Committed Road Warrior October 14, 2008 9:15 am

    Hawaiianbod, the USC game wasn’t too bad….other than the fact that ASU laid a goose-egg on the scoreboard….unfortunately my buddy called it prior to kickoff. The Coliseum is in rather good condition and good upkeep. USC fans were nice, though I was slightly embarrassed about some ASU fans provoking fights in the stands leading to some arrests and ejections.

    No wonder I’ve gravitated more towards UH fanhood than ASU over the years.
    All in all pretty good.

  50. Hoohiki October 14, 2008 9:17 am

    How’s it going, Koakane?

    Where’s everyone meeting on Friday to watch the Boise game? I won’t make it, but I could pass the word along to my brother. I wonder if alot of people will be taking a half day to watch the game. Go Warriors!!!

  51. Kekoa October 14, 2008 9:37 am


    October 14th, 2008 at 8:29 am

    Kindly give us a synopsis of your birthday festivities conducted just before today.

    Today?…festivities?…birth?…whaaa? Who are you, really?…and why am I in this padded cell?

  52. Kekoa October 14, 2008 9:45 am

    A-Joe ~ I’ve been thinking about putting together the words to some songs to sing at the tail gate. Pass out the words to those songs so we can ALL sing along with Homey! Like Nalani said, “we all sing sharp…so he can sing flat!”

    Can I get an Amen?

  53. da princess' classmate October 14, 2008 9:53 am

    wow things go from bad to worse for da cowboyz

    a po’d T.O., a broken romo, felix on the mend, sam hurd done, mcbriar, who might’ve been important if the boyz need to play field position ball is done for the majority of the year, and now pacman…

    suspended indefinitely, yikes. super bowl favorites to maybe not making the playoffs. just wait the t.o. explosion is coming, gonna be a thing of espn beauty

    on a warrior note, is adam leonard close to being 100%, hammies can linger for a while, need him at his best this week, especially if blaze can’t go which is looking more and more likely

  54. madeinhawaii October 14, 2008 9:57 am

    Can Blaze still redshirt?

  55. wena October 14, 2008 10:02 am

    Happy belated birthday to Kekoa!!
    Hope this new year brings you good health.

  56. da princess' classmate October 14, 2008 10:04 am

    blaze can get a medical RS and if he’s shown enough progress towards his degree can get another year, so if he don’t play this year, he could play til 2010

  57. Nalani October 14, 2008 10:09 am

    Kekoa – yes, do the song sheets. Everybody Kanikapila. I like that. No need sound system.

  58. Kekoa October 14, 2008 10:16 am

    Mahalo Wena!…good to hear from you! Whoa, you up and at ’em late this AM…where’s ST?…taking a shower in Manoa right now I bet!
    Nalani ~ Ok! Can do easy! There are some fun songs we plucked out of the ‘puter, complete with da keys!

  59. madeinhawaii October 14, 2008 10:26 am

    Then maybe Blaze should take a medical redshirt this year since Brashton is doing so well. I’d rather see him completely heal and be 100% so that he can demonstrate how good he really can be for the fans and the agents at the next level.

  60. Kekoa October 14, 2008 10:30 am

    One Hawaii ~ Excellent link Nalani! Impressive and expressive…

  61. al October 14, 2008 10:34 am

    i think brashton has game by game proven that he belongs in the middle and there ain’t no one taking him out.

    a healthy blaze could do us good at outside linebacker or de. dependent upon what kind of foot speed he would return at. adam leonard has been hobbled all year, brashton has chronic shoulder problems, and so forth.

    we could surely use a healthy blaze soares.
    however, imho, i think he should sit out and fully recover regardless of whether he would attain a medical r/s. others have stepped up besides brashton such as rj kiesel-kauhane.

  62. wena October 14, 2008 10:35 am

    Goodmorning Kekoa–
    How was your birthday?

    I saw ad an in the paper that your group is singing for a Castle Hospital event.

  63. duffer October 14, 2008 10:45 am


    If your hubby plays golf and making the trip to Maui, drop a note and whitey and I can take him golfing.

  64. homey ♎ October 14, 2008 10:55 am

    duffer – what if Nalani like go golf?

    kekoa – good idea about the songs. Play in sharp so I can sing flat…from now on I’m lip syncing.

    Here’s to a successful surgery for Rocky.

  65. Garret October 14, 2008 11:04 am

    Baylor, UH, and now SMU have apparently offered a scholarship to JC DT Nathan Mageo. He is 6’4″, 280-pounds. Two important things to note is that he is a December graduate, which means he can make it to Spring Practice and not have to worry about clearance issues in the fall like some JC players, and that he is Samoan, which gives UH a better shot than normal against a player with a Big 12 offer.

    JJ already has 22 commits for 2009, but SMU desperately needs DT help. When one of their starting DTs has to come out of the game, their DL weighs: 215, 257,260, 220.

  66. Garret October 14, 2008 11:06 am

    Poor Rocky…he worked so hard and is such a good representative of the team. But the triceps injuries really killed his season. From what I’ve read, surgery would mean that he cannot play the rest of the year…

  67. Garret October 14, 2008 11:07 am

    I hope that David Gilmore can return to the team soon. It must be something big to have him have to leave in mid-season.

  68. d1島 October 14, 2008 11:17 am

    If you need instructions on lip-synching, see midori7. She seems to have it down pretty good.

  69. Kekoa October 14, 2008 11:17 am

    Wena ~ Mrs. ‘K’ took me out to dinner at the Red Lobster in Waikiki. We had lobster and asparagus dip, stuffed mushrooms baked in a 3 cheese sauce, with a bowl Clam Chowder to start. A small garden salad with honey mustard dressing, and fresh baked muffins.

    Then of course this huge Rock Lobster Tail, with lobster flavored mashed potatos. A nice bottle of Berenger’s, Pinot Noir to wash it all down with, and a double shot of Kalua in my coffee for a nice after dinner touch.

    Pops and Kimana were in their own Lobster Fest mode. Needless to say, we all rolled out of the place looking like ‘stuffed’ tofu-lobster! LOL!

  70. Kula Warrior October 14, 2008 11:19 am

    CLONKO THE BRONCOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  71. d1島 October 14, 2008 11:23 am

    Kula Warrior,

    “Bronco” is tough to rhyme, eh. 😉

  72. d1島 October 14, 2008 11:27 am


    Any word on OL guys for this week?

  73. Garret October 14, 2008 11:30 am

    I didn’t realize that a Harris voter actually has Utah as #1! Remember, the Harris poll counts for 1/3 of the BCS points, so this really gives Utah a lot of BCS points.

    Surprised? Utah coach Kyle Whittingham was when asked about the poll at Monday’s press conference.
    “Who votes for that?” he asked. “I know it wasn’t me, and as far as I know, my mom doesn’t have a vote in that. That is news to me. I didn’t realize that. I guess somebody out there loves us. I’ll take it.”

  74. d1島 October 14, 2008 11:30 am

    So if approached by the Idaho media, should the Warriors respond in Samoan, Tongan, Filipino or maybe jus’ some heavy Pidgin?
    No like be accused of playing chicken s**t in retaliation of BS-You’s media policy…..

  75. Garret October 14, 2008 11:32 am

    BCS Guru released his unofficial (but quite accurate from past years) BCS standings.

    While as expected, Texas and Alabama are Nos. 1 and 2 in the latest unofficial BCS standings, it’s No. 3 Penn State that has the inside track to the championship game in Miami.

    The reasons are pretty simple: Penn State doesn’t have to play in a conference championship game; and the Nittany Lions have an astonishingly favorable schedule.

    Another team with a smoother path that has sneakily returned to the chase is USC. The Trojans, stunningly, are now No. 4 in the standings, behind just the three unbeatens and lead all one-loss teams. USC should be the prohibitive favorite to win its remaining seven games, against only one ranked opponent, Cal – at home.

  76. Uce5 October 14, 2008 11:42 am

    October 14th, 2008 at 8:04 am

    “Why is it, with this year’s offense, up 21 to 7 at the half, I still have lingering doubts about this team’s ability to finish? As good as Funaki has been in these last two victories, I would feel more comfortable with Graunke at QB. Having said that, I wish the best for Funaki and I hope he proves me wrong.

    That’s a good idea jayz. yes, let’s replace the winner – for no good reason – with a loser; let’s replace the guy who has the respect of his team mates with the guy no one respects; let’s replace the guy who leads by example in the classroom and on the field with a guy who doesn’t take care of his business both in the classroom or on the field; let’s replace the guy who can make plays happen even when he has a weak o line with a guy who is scared to run and get hit; let’s replace winning with losing.”

    That’s a mighty fine idear you got there jayz.

    I suspect the reason you have this here idear in your head is because you have what is called “islander inferiority complex”. Symptoms include an irrational desire to replace the local guy with a mainland guy, even when the mainland guy can’t get it done.

    Here are some names for you to research: Willie Tuitama (Arizona), Jeremiah Masoli (Oregon), Tavita Pritchard (Stanford), Lyle Moevao (Oregon State). Contrary to popular belief here in the islands, the Usos can get it done.

    On the mainland, where there is no “islander inferiority complex”, the coaches, who want nothing but to win, regardless of color or national origin, the coaches there play the best player. If these Usos can start at big name schools such as Stanford, Oregon, Oregon State, and Arizona, why would it not make sense to start one of them at a non name school like UH?

  77. Uce5 October 14, 2008 11:45 am


    They should speak heavy pidgin japanese, like guy hagi does on tv.

  78. mauijim October 14, 2008 11:46 am

    Lurker here….

    Pardon the interruption…just wanted to say how proud I am of Shane Victorino. I thought it was distasteful and inappropriate of the Dodgers to pitch at him in Game 3 knowing full well that he just lost his grandmother. I don’t disagree with the gesture, just the timing. So it was with great satisfaction to watch Shane send one out of Dodger stadium yesterday in a monumental “Take That” gesture!

    Go Phils! One more win to go….

  79. tommui October 14, 2008 11:59 am

    It’s official – Ching field ceremonies are pau and some dirt dug up, and I pity the workers as it was HOT HOT HOT. humid and little breeze.

    The usual suspects were present and Tsaikos were well represented with SJ, Traci, A-House, Shannon, Rep. Takai.

  80. Garret October 14, 2008 12:03 pm

    Tom Mui,

    Great news about the Ching Field ceremony being done! I’m glad that you were there because you, bighilofan2, Shannon, and several others did a great job in keeping on top of the situation!

  81. 808flowmaster October 14, 2008 12:13 pm

    So is there no official word on Blaze yet? I feel bad for him…i know it would be really tough for him to watch from the sidelines if he’s capable of playing the last few games, but it would probably best for him to get two more full years in. It would probably be best for UH too, since we’ll lose Solly and Adam next year. It would give Blaze an opportunity for an extended education and maybe also increase his prospects for turning pro.

  82. madeinhawaii October 14, 2008 12:15 pm

    Anybody remember the opening Warrior offensive play against Boise last year? I kind of suspect that is the play they will use against our Warriors this year. Sort of a statement: “Anything you can do.. we can do better.” The more I look into their games this season, the more ‘run-n-shoot’ I see.

  83. Da Punchbowl Kid October 14, 2008 12:37 pm

    ‘Noke keeps getting better each game in my opinion. The exciting news is that I don’t think we’ve begun to see his best yet. He’s going to keep getting better, and will keep on winning, I think. I am a big fan of Graunke’s too, but at his point, Inoke’s the man. You can’t ask for more in terms of leadership, effort, humility and team spirit than what we’re getting from Funaki.

  84. g-nalo October 14, 2008 12:46 pm

    ‘Noke keeps getting better each game in my opinion. The exciting news is that I don’t think we’ve begun to see his best yet. He’s going to keep getting better, and will keep on winning, I think. I am a big fan of Graunke’s too, but at his point, Inoke’s the man. You can’t ask for more in terms of leadership, effort, humility and team spirit than what we’re getting from Funaki.

    yep and it goes beyond the QB, the Coaches have adjusted the playbook to suit Inoke’s strength. the other offensive players have also been adjusting to Inoke’s cadence, timing, run tendencies. etc..

    agree Graunke is a good passer but at this point too many adjustments to simply interchange QB’s and expect a smooth transition.

  85. Kazz October 14, 2008 12:49 pm


    This will be a start of a lot of good things happening for UH.

    I can’t help but think of the good timing with the likes of Jim Donovan being named the AD by Chancellor Hinshaw, who is showing her true dedication to Manoa with each passing day, and as always leading the charge for UH in the legislature, Mr. Takai.

  86. al October 14, 2008 1:00 pm

    from what i see….the receivers’ need to run more crisp routes and perhaps that aspect of the offense needs more tweeking now more that ever before. the oline has quietly improved each week and in fact may have had their collective best game last week. inoke had ample time to read routes and coverages. to me it was just that the receivers were not really open so to speak.

    i imagine this will also get better. i keep reminding myself that this is an entirely new team with a new offense and it takes time to build something as complex as this.

    soon, our offense will have a game that explodes in our opponents’ face.

  87. homey ♎ October 14, 2008 1:02 pm

    Is it prize giveaway time?

  88. al October 14, 2008 1:10 pm


    ditto on that. shane represents hawaii well. i just love the way he plays, with intensity and the no tomorrow style of play is infectious i think.

    btw, love your sunglasses. may i have a discount.

  89. Stephen Tsai October 14, 2008 1:14 pm

    No word on Blaze’s status.
    But he wasn’t at practice today, so it’s unlikely he’s playing this week.

  90. Kazz October 14, 2008 1:15 pm

    Mental advantage –
    BSU or UH?

    The blue monkey fell off our back last season. Was it due to Colt and Co.? Was it due to a “lesser” BSU team than the 2006 Fiesta Bowl squad? Was it due to everything coming together? Was it Coach Mack’s defensive approach?

    The momentum is on our side considering our slow start. The team is coming together slowly but surely and the coaching staff is starting to show their flexibility when pressed.

    Of course BSU has momentum as well… they’re undefeated thus far. FSU showed that they’re: 1) not as good as people thought they would be (including myself), 2)UH is not as bad as people think.

    We were able to come to play against LaTech following a huge win when it would have been easy to be “hung over” after such a high. Good poise showed by our Warriors!

    “Humble and Hungry” is mantra for this year and we must win at any cost and with any method.

    Personally I am not so sure we have the kind of offense that can “come from behind” to win a game, but we do have a defense that can keep us in it provided we do not turn the ball over… hence the “conservative” plays. I don’t care. Watching spring and fall practices, it was easy to see that our offensive personality would be drastically different, but we must take our strengths and use them as best as we can.

    We MUST:

    -Eat clock.
    -Prevent turnovers.
    -Cause turnovers and capitalize on them.
    -Beat them at special teams.
    -Penetrate the BSU backfield.

    We have done ALL these things in the past two games and they have worked.

    BSU is NO FSU or LaTech. We cannot win a shoot-out with them at this stage of development with our ever-growing offense. In my personal opinion our defense has showed that if we stumble on offense we will still have a chance to strike back. However it will take more than perfection from Dan Kelly to win the day. We must think “eat clock and score a TD” on every possession we get.

    We have been to the swamp and we’ve seen Corvallis. We have NO reason to be intimidated by the blue turf.

    Gone are Colt, JJ, J-riv, RGM, C.J. and Bess. We must live in the now and now we will face a team that still has our #.

    Now we live for the Warriors of today.

  91. Kekoa October 14, 2008 1:15 pm

    mauijim ~ I was thinking of how sweet it must have felt for Shane to send a shot out of the park like he did. I hope they can finish ’em off and move on. They deserve it.

  92. Stephen Tsai October 14, 2008 1:15 pm

    it’s up to the twins on the prizes. they’re holding the swag.

  93. al October 14, 2008 1:16 pm

    depending upon where they put pilares next year….at least two receiving positions will be open. i think salas has been the most steadiest of all the receivers. he sure fits into rivers’ old position well.

  94. homey ♎ October 14, 2008 1:17 pm

    The way Victorino is playing people are going to almost forget about Pete Rose.

  95. Kazz October 14, 2008 1:17 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    October 14th, 2008 at 1:14 pm
    No word on Blaze’s status.
    But he wasn’t at practice today, so it’s unlikely he’s playing this week.

    I guess Ian Johnson and Jeremy Avery can sleep now.

  96. kapakahi October 14, 2008 1:19 pm


    Having already redshirted his true frosh season and now assuming that he will be out for the rest of this season…having only played one game (against San Jose State), wouldn’t Rocky be an obvious medical redshirt?

    If such is the case, does UH have to wait until after the 2009 season (Rocky’s normal senior season) to apply for the medical redshirt to gain a 6th year of eligibility?….like Nate Ilaoa, Leonard Peters, and now Francis Maka.

  97. Uce5 October 14, 2008 1:20 pm

    I don’t agree that Inoke is a runner or scrambler. He is a player. He runs when he sees his line breaking down and there are no open receivers. If you give him a good line, a line that will give him time to make his reads and find an open receiver – as well as time for the receivers to get open – Inoke will not run.

    He runs when he sees the pocket collapsing and when he sees there are no open receivers. If you have this type of QB, this is what you would call a player or playmaker. That he can run and is not afraid to mix it up to advance the chains is a plus. Inoke seems to play to the situation. Again, this is what you would call a playmaker – a QB who, when confronted with a collapsing pocket and no open receivers will not hesitate to take to the open field.

    Tebow is also this type of QB. Both Tebow and Funaki play the same smart way. If you allow them to throw, they will throw. If the pass is simply not there, they will run on you.

    I’ll take a Funaki/Tebow type QB any day over a Graunke type QB. This is the same thing the coaches at Stanford, Oregon, Oregon State, and Arizona have done. Unless you are blind, you should have seen a dramatic improvement in Funaki’s throwing accuracy and style over the past two games. His timing and throwing action will improve over time. My hope is that his line and receivers will also improve.

  98. al October 14, 2008 1:22 pm

    the more i think of it……..

    perhaps our going conservative was more than trying to run out the clock in the third quarter.

    on the positive note it….

    …gave the oline valuable reps run-blocking
    …gave boise state and others more to think about regarding our new found penchant for the run
    …allowed us to keep a third of our new playbook a secret from boise state and others
    …allowed us to finish the game with confidence that the game was over in the third quarter

  99. Kekoa October 14, 2008 1:22 pm

    Kazz ~ You’re getting me pumped up again! In my mind it’s nearly game time when you start with your reasons to whip up the “Divine Wind” mentality!

  100. homey ♎ October 14, 2008 1:30 pm

    Third down conversion improvement…

    I think Funaki is a player who happens to be able to run and scramble. Not a big deal. Just go out there and make plays one way or the other or both.

  101. madeinhawaii October 14, 2008 1:34 pm


    Uh….just stay down wind of all of us when you do your “devine wind” thing!

  102. al October 14, 2008 1:34 pm


    i beg to differ regarding your comment regarding islanders and samoan quarterbacks.

    i believe that all of the qb’s you mentioned were all being wooed by the university of hawaii. however, they chose to play elsewhere.

    back in the day, late ’60’s, at mckinley hs the three year starter was ron autele. who went on to boise state as did many tigers back in the day.

    we also had john coen who for several games was the single wing qb when the starter was out with injury.

    i am sure that there are many more samoan qb’s from back when. in fact, nephi hanneman was one at farrington.

  103. homey ♎ October 14, 2008 1:35 pm

    Kekoa – No can do Kamikaze kine stuff.

  104. al October 14, 2008 1:39 pm


    btw, its time for you to make a tailgate experience. you still play music???

  105. Nalani October 14, 2008 1:39 pm

    Al – I totally agree with you about the 2nd half. I was walking behind a fan who was complaining about the lack of scoring in the 2nd half, but I think that’s short sighted. I noted all the things you did.

    We gotta realize the Coach Mac, as a defensive guy, is gonna think different from JJ. I think the teams’ ability to make first downs, eat the clock, and control the game for a whole half is a nice new twist. We could score like the wind before, but we could also get scored on with very little time left too. Sword cuts both ways. With cushion going into the 2nd half coaches could use the time to work on stuff, & try things/players out. Not bad strategy.

  106. Kazz October 14, 2008 1:40 pm


    The best quote from the week to get EVERYONE pumped up is from Keala Watson: “no one is going to help us.”

    Thank goodness there are enough distractions in the office to keep me level-headed until Friday.

  107. al October 14, 2008 1:42 pm

    are the twins lurking????

    contest suggestion one that we would never have done in the old days….

    guess how many times we will run the ball?

    tiebreaker, (nothing random)

    first tiebreaker: number of times inoke has an official carry
    second tiebreaker: number of times pilares carries the ball.

  108. al October 14, 2008 1:47 pm

    impressive nalani….

    not only can you “sang” you know your football, too.

    this is kind of like having best of both worlds. we get the run n shoot that is hybrid that will start exploding soon. we also have the tough as nails defense going on at the same time.

    kind of part june jones and part dick tomey style football. but, what i like the most of mack’s philosophies is that he teaches/preaches education first, good morale fiber building essentials, and then tough nosed football.

    …nuff said

  109. Kazz October 14, 2008 1:47 pm

    Al and Nalani,


    I already accepted things would be different and the coaches are doing a good job adjusting things for the personel we have now.

    24-14 is just as good as 66-6 because WE WIN!!! :mrgreen:

  110. Bulla October 14, 2008 1:50 pm



  111. madeinhawaii October 14, 2008 1:51 pm


    funny you should bring up that music stuff.. I’m sitting here with my guitar in hand.. wondering what happened to my ‘e’ string… it was there the last time I looked… circa 199…? I’m trying to figure out which of my Takamines accousticals to donate to my son’s high school. I thought he might follow a little in my footsteps and pick it up one day, but it seems highly unlikely. I do know I’m going to keep the 3/4 Horner Classical for those “one of these days” opportunities.

    Know anybody wanna buy a set of 7 blues harmonicas? New. Never used. Non-chromatic. Bought it for my son’s birthday only to have him ask me for a chromatic one the day they arrived. (Sheesh! Those Chromatic 4-octave Hohners cost an arm and a leg! ) Every week I ask him if he’s learned any tunes yet. I wanna get my money’s worth! 🙂

  112. al October 14, 2008 1:51 pm

    nalani….thank goodness for you that you were only walking behind em. i happen to have two guys who complain aloud all game every game sitting right behind me.

    worst is that they too are season ticket holders. they ladies that sit next to me give me the look like, “go brah. go tell em to shut up already.”

    like jackie gleason would have said, “one of these days…..alice!”

  113. Stephen Tsai October 14, 2008 1:54 pm

    Rocky is going to seek a medical hardship for this year. While he probably will not get a decision, he at least wants an interpretation.

  114. al October 14, 2008 1:55 pm

    well, al’s foundation would take a takamine donation any day.

  115. Kazz October 14, 2008 1:55 pm

    As long as Coach Mack keeps the cannons on the field for this season and other seasons to come, we can eat clock from the first quarter for all I care! 😉

  116. madeinhawaii October 14, 2008 1:56 pm

    The thing I hated about the Run-n-Shoot between the McMackin and Glanville years was how UH would march right down the field and score 6 then on the ensuing kick-off give up 6. Or, if the opposition tripped on the way to our end of the field. They’d bully their way in after a few downs.

    Like McMackin said about the LaTech second half. They were moving the ball on the ground so, “shoot, why not?” If not for the 4th quarter interception in the endzone of Funaki’s pass, the Warriors would have scored another 3, 6, or 7 and the second team would have been in to finish up and everyone would have been tickled pink.

  117. Stretch October 14, 2008 1:58 pm

    October 14th, 2008 at 1:51 pm
    worst is that they too are season ticket holders. they ladies that sit next to me give me the look like, “go brah. go tell em to shut up already.”

    The next game, have Pride sit next to you so he can give them stinkeye.

  118. al October 14, 2008 1:58 pm

    that would be a good thing for rocky.

    i understand his frustration.

    perhaps we need to better monitor not just how much we are lifting but also how much we are stretching before and after each weight room experience. taking a bit from the lessons in aerobic exercise, one needs to warm up and cool down properly as well.

  119. Kekoa October 14, 2008 1:58 pm

    m-i-h ~ Like the coaching staff, I’m constantly testing the winds of change. The Kamikaze mentality I speak of has already permeated the special teams when attacking the return men.

    I think perhaps the one you are thinking of is trapped on the windward side. Bwhahaha!…Please keep it on your side of the island!

    Hey!…come out to the T-gate so we can experience some of your musica! Come and meet some of the new folks who have gathered to celebrate the Warrior crew, and break bread with us.

  120. Uce5 October 14, 2008 2:03 pm

    Final comment: UH should add a Chris Fuamatu-Maafala type runner in the backfield. Satele did this kind of duty in high school, and would have been ideal for this kind of role at UH, especially since he is also pretty fast for a big guy. Someone to punish the defensive backs every few downs to keep them honest.

  121. al October 14, 2008 2:05 pm

    great idea stretch……..

    i can just picture this moment……

    loudmouths go off.
    pride rises in his seat turns ever so slowy and methodically.
    his eyes stopping just as his glare reaches the pupils of the loudmouth.
    loudmouths’ jaw descends to his ankles.
    hands quivering, mouth trembling with fear.
    pride raises his righthand to the level of the eyes of heckler.
    slowly peels it open to unvail a jumbo hotdog
    and whispers, “do you happen to have some grey poupon?”

  122. al October 14, 2008 2:07 pm

    uce5….we had one in jake heun. same built and faster. but, an injury has kept him in the redshirt house this year.

    not too many fuamatu-maafala’s around.

  123. Kekoa October 14, 2008 2:08 pm

    Oh, and bring your son and your ‘for sale’ instruments with you. You never know. Homey might be inspired to do his “Little” Stevie Wonder impression on the harmonica.

  124. al October 14, 2008 2:10 pm

    my guess is that one will be recruited this year. that waipahu kid sure looked the part.

    we need at least two running backs in my opinion. one big and burly. the other a barry sanders’ type.

  125. Uce5 October 14, 2008 2:13 pm


    dorsette/newhouse type setup. agree.

  126. kama krab October 14, 2008 2:14 pm

    Howzit Everybody

    Al you is one funny guy. How you doin.

  127. Kaimuki Kid October 14, 2008 2:20 pm


    My friend’s daughter was in charge of the cannon last Saturday told us that there is very little ammo for the cannon left and that it takes forever to get a new supply. I told her that UH should approach Pearl City High’s Band to ask them to sell or to loan them some ammo….

  128. al October 14, 2008 2:22 pm


    i guess i am not getting much work done today. good thing this is not a govt’ funded computer eh?

    so tell me brother, where is the wreck these days?
    buried in projects??

    how’s the little fella doing? bugga lucky he look like his mama.

  129. al October 14, 2008 2:24 pm

    kaimuki kid….that sounds like a future tsaiko project?

  130. Kekoa October 14, 2008 2:24 pm

    Al ~ He’s gotta be mean and ugly too, right? Opponents fear mean and ugly. It’s all about getting too close out of pure fear of making him really go off! Like a Charles Barkely type, except he brought his NFL style of play to the NBA. Hehehe. (Sir Charles always thought he was so pretty tho).

    Wow! We got the Kama Krab in da house!

  131. al October 14, 2008 2:31 pm


    i heard about these guys, “thunder and lightning”.

    that would be jim taylor and paul hornung of the old green bay packer championship teams. one would run guys over the other around them.

  132. kama krab October 14, 2008 2:32 pm

    Eh Al,

    Yah Wreck’s been busy with work and other stuff. He was supposed to come by last Saturday but I guess something came up.

    My son is doing good. Pretty soon can suit him up to. The boy is getting huge. Going get him ready for pop warner next year already.

    Eh and I agree with you, good think the boy look like mom. We can fend off the other baby girls for little while longer.

    Howzit Kekoa and Happy belated birthday. What was the actual day of your B-day cause mine was on the 11th. Go Libras and Go Warriors!!!!

  133. al October 14, 2008 2:32 pm

    kekoa…..how old is dpk? does he still have eligibility left?

  134. Stretch October 14, 2008 2:32 pm

    al & kaimuki kid – that actually sounds like a Chawan project since he is a “BG” from Pearly City

  135. madeinhawaii October 14, 2008 2:42 pm

    # al:
    October 14th, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    kekoa…..how old is dpk? does he still have eligibility left?

    Is that like for… social security?

  136. chawan_cut October 14, 2008 2:45 pm

    i have offered to fund the ammo for the cannon. unfortunately i’m sitll here off island. i will miss only one more home game though.
    i think the UH band has more than one cannon too.
    the band directors at PC are fellow UH alumni. I’m sure they could be contacted to borrow some in the mean time.

  137. homey ♎ October 14, 2008 2:58 pm

    October 14th, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    …taking a bit from the lessons in aerobic exercise, one needs to warm up and cool down properly as well.

    al and aerobic exercise??? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    But for real, never stretch before you are warmed up and always stretch after you pau exercise.

  138. d1島 October 14, 2008 2:59 pm


    kaimuki kid….that sounds like a future tsaiko project?

    Heavens, no! The last time a Tsaiko started talking about that kine stuff, there was pandemonium at the newspaper building!

  139. homey ♎ October 14, 2008 3:00 pm

    Pearl City should have plenty ammo since they hardly score touchdowns.

  140. Charger October 14, 2008 3:01 pm

    Chargers! a reason to be PROUD.

  141. Kaimuki Kid October 14, 2008 3:03 pm

    I kinda missed the cannon myself, I jumped after the first score on Saturday. The cannon is back for tonight, maybe for rest of the home games please!

    On another note. I thought the first half went real well for the HOME TEAM but was disappointed that we sat on the ball in the third quarter. Being how crazy the season can go from here, I thought that we would put the finishing touches on LaTech in the third and have Alexander come in the fourth for some needed game reps so that he could be prepared in case he needed to go in future conflicts. But a win is a win and I hope we can beat Foise I mean Boise by one point. Wouldn’t that hurt them more?

  142. homey ♎ October 14, 2008 3:03 pm

    Charger – good luck against Buffalo this Sunday!

  143. chawan_cut October 14, 2008 3:10 pm

    you are correct there. thats why the cannons were saved for the band’s halftime show. there needed to be something positive at the games. at least when i was there. not sure how the teams have done there as of recent.
    i actually helped to fire PC’s cannons at the pro bowl a couple of times. its pretty cool. and pretty darn loud for such small things.

  144. homey ♎ October 14, 2008 3:13 pm

    chawan – if anything, the PCC baseball team is very good! Oh, and their Wahine volleyball team too.

    Must be something to fire one of those mini cannons. Is it like shooting a 12 gauge shotgun?

  145. d1島 October 14, 2008 3:17 pm

    Must be something to fire one of those mini cannons. Is it like shooting a 12 gauge shotgun?

    Oh boy….here we go again….

  146. homey ♎ October 14, 2008 3:22 pm

    d1 – Whatever do you mean? 😆

    I bet traffic around 4:00 p.m. Friday will be nonexistent on the H-1 and Moanalua Rd. corridor.

  147. chawan_cut October 14, 2008 3:23 pm

    never shot a real shotgun.
    there was a pretty good kickback. i fired 2 and 2 other people fired 2, all in succession. scared the #!@* out of the nfl mascots and cheerleaders… heh.

  148. chawan_cut October 14, 2008 3:24 pm

    homey, PCC? we’re not on the north shore. just in between aiea and waipio.

  149. homey ♎ October 14, 2008 3:27 pm

    chawan – so you shot a fake shotgun?

    Hmmm, I wonder where can I get a cannon and ammo for New Years? ebay?

  150. homey ♎ October 14, 2008 3:29 pm

    chawan – took you 11 minutes to figure out PCC? You’re slacking!

  151. Kazz October 14, 2008 3:30 pm

    Kaimuki Kid,

    I wonder how much the “ammo” costs?

  152. homey ♎ October 14, 2008 3:33 pm

    Kazz – shotgun shells shouldn’t be that expensive.

  153. chawan_cut October 14, 2008 3:35 pm

    i had to come up with a good PC (politically correct) PC/PCC joke that wouldn’t upset any north shore-theners, now that they know where I live. don’t want caryn’s fiance knocking down my door.

  154. mp October 14, 2008 3:38 pm


    UH 31 – BSU 17

  155. Da Punchbowl Kid October 14, 2008 3:39 pm


    Didn’t notice anyone doing so, so let me officially welcome you to the blog. You have some good insight, I agree with you about Inoke. You make a good point in your comparison to Tebow. It’s too bad that we don’t have the luxury of letting Brashton play some RB.

  156. Kaimuki Kid October 14, 2008 3:40 pm


    I never thought to ask about how much it costs or how many shots in box. I think that UH has three…During JJ tenure, they must of went through many boxes/ cases. But it was nice to hear…

  157. Kazz October 14, 2008 3:41 pm


    Try e-mail me about the cannon ammo fund thing.

    tsaikotailgate (at) gmail (dot) com .

    I wanna see how much it would cost to fund it for the rest of the home games.

  158. al October 14, 2008 3:44 pm

    okay kazz….i’m in.

  159. al October 14, 2008 3:45 pm

    i thought it was jj who stopped the cannon?

    hey, m50’s sound just as loud.

  160. homey ♎ October 14, 2008 3:47 pm

    How much gauge is the cannon? 10? 12?

  161. homey ♎ October 14, 2008 3:47 pm

    8? 4?

    al – can you get m50’s? for entertainment purposes only.

  162. Kazz October 14, 2008 3:48 pm


    I tried searching on Google, but apparently when I search online for “Marching Band Cannons” I keep getting websites for cameras and Nick Cannon fansites. 👿

  163. Stephen Tsai October 14, 2008 3:50 pm

    Nick Cannon? Is that Mr. Mariah Carey?

  164. Ronnie October 14, 2008 3:51 pm

    I’m in! I can give my donation to Stretch when I see him on Friday.

  165. chawan_cut October 14, 2008 3:51 pm

    i have no idea the cost. i’m sure it can’t be too much. can probably call Young Guns or one of those gun places in hawaii to see.
    i tried searching google for mini cannon shot gun shells and didn’t come up with any results too.

  166. homey ♎ October 14, 2008 3:52 pm

    Kazz – http://www.cannon-mania.com/

  167. homey ♎ October 14, 2008 3:53 pm

    Kazz – also… http://www.cannon-mania.com/ammunition.htm

  168. not far away anymore October 14, 2008 3:53 pm

    Try this for the cannon ammo:


  169. chawan_cut October 14, 2008 3:54 pm

    looks like we know what homey is gonna ask santa for christmas. he’s gonna scare the $!%* out of the neighborhood dogs on new year’s eve!

  170. not far away anymore October 14, 2008 3:54 pm

    That’s funny that everyone found the same site. I’m in for a donation too.

  171. lab rat October 14, 2008 3:56 pm

    Awww Bummers. Hang in there Rocky.

    You think the CIA monitoring this blog for terrorist????

  172. homey ♎ October 14, 2008 3:56 pm

    chawan – I already scare the dogs! I’m just looking for something different this year and I have you to thank!!!

  173. Pauoa Boy October 14, 2008 4:00 pm

    Howzit Uce5,

    I agree with the two-back tundah and lightning system. Most NFL teams are using this method as well. My favorite bruiser back at UH gotta be West Keli’ikipi and even Nate Ilaoa…big guys that can move and run ova everybody! Jake Heun is a guy we all like see in akshon, he was bulldozing during spring ball and the camps before the injury. Maybe Kealoha Pilares and Jake Heun can be the next tundah and lightning for UH. Get one kid up here in Cali where I live I think UH should go after. This papolo kid is mean and Barry Sanders ish…I watch the games on Friday’s and he always seems to impress. His name Bradley Randle… Dis his highlight video from last year…bruddah is mean!


  174. Stretch October 14, 2008 4:01 pm

    chawan – why don’t you look for it where you are and hand carry it back home. i’ll give you money to pay for it and some for bail

  175. al October 14, 2008 4:05 pm

    stretch….when are you flying again?

  176. chawan_cut October 14, 2008 4:08 pm

    i like having my job. i don’t think they’d like it if i show up at the airport with that. i’d look almost as stupid as that Star girl from Maui with those LEDs on her shirt.

  177. midori7 October 14, 2008 4:10 pm


    excellent suggestion for next prize giveaway, thanks! will discuss w/da twin at Call the Coach tonight.

  178. chawan_cut October 14, 2008 4:13 pm

    this heater is much too small for the size of this condo.

  179. Pauoa Boy October 14, 2008 4:16 pm


    Inoke is the man right now. I agree with Coach Mack in saying that Inoke hasn’t realized how good he can be yet. I think once Inoke gains more confidence in himself and his abilities he will be frikkin dangerous! Of course Graunke would be better suited for the typical run and shoot but the modified “shoots go run” has Inoke’s name all over it! I always loved Inoke’s style and was pulling for him since the beginning of this season. I’m glad Coach Rolo, Ron, and Mack have realized that Inoke is a special breed of player and like you said a playmaker and have modified the offense to suit his abilities! Plus, he can throw the ball too, and has an adequate enough arm to make the throws. Coach Rolo has refined his throwing technique I’ve noticed to the point he seems to have a lot more velocity on his throws. The past two games have proven that. If wasn’t for the bad decision on his interception he wouldv’e had a perfect game. To me that was a bad playcall anyway cause I think it was 3rd and 1 or something. Regardless I think once Funaki settles into himself and stops trying to compare himself to Colt Brennan he’s going to start beastin on everybody. He no need be like Colt, he’s Inoke! I agree that the offense has not reached it’s potential and is due to blow up real soon. Hopefully we will unleash the Warrior Offensive Fury on them My Little Pony Smurf Turfers come Friday! Chee Huu Go Warriors!!!

  180. Stretch October 14, 2008 4:17 pm

    al – leaving tomorrow night, returning Saturday night. you going??

    midori7 – how come I not invited for Call thr Coach??

  181. Kazz October 14, 2008 4:24 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    October 14th, 2008 at 3:50 pm
    Nick Cannon? Is that Mr. Mariah Carey?

    Surely you can’t be serious! ….

  182. Pauoa Boy October 14, 2008 4:26 pm

    Good to hear that Blaze could possibly have 2 more seasons to play. That would be an intimidating LB core with Brashton Satele, Blaze Soares, R.J. or my man Paipai Falemalu in there next season! I know we will still be deep at LB with the greyshirts and redshirts and recruits coming in like T.J. Alofipo. Anyway, hope everything works out in his favor, he is definitely the type of player that can make offensive coordinators she-she pants and gameplan against!

    Good luck to Rocky Savaiigaea too, hope your surgery goes well and you can get another 2 years to play instead of 1. I felt this year was going to be his breakout year to Beast on people. It’s all good though cause Josh Leonard has been playing like an ALL WAC type player and Keala is always a rock on the line!

  183. al October 14, 2008 4:30 pm

    pboy…..nice video. i hope you don’t mind i forwarded it to someone who may bend an ear or two. i’ll let you know what transpires thereafter.

    send me you email address.

  184. al October 14, 2008 4:31 pm

    stretch….nah. i just wanted to get jealous.

    what did your mom say??

  185. Pauoa Boy October 14, 2008 4:35 pm


    pauoaboy31 at yahoo dot com

  186. Rob25 October 14, 2008 4:35 pm

    I’m in for a donation…like having the cannon back…even though it scared the beejeezus out of me.

    I thinking about going to Call the Coach also…any other Tsaikos going?

  187. Kazz October 14, 2008 4:42 pm

    Thanks for the link to the website regarding the cannon ammo. JEEZ!!! I had no idea that those things cost 10K+!

    But at 40.0-60.00 for a box of ammo looks good. But I assume one shell is used per shot.

    Of course if one were to order from that site we need the specs of the cannon UH uses.

    I just shot an e-mail to Assistant Band Director Gwen Nakamura and hopefully she could give me some info.

  188. Pauoa Boy October 14, 2008 4:45 pm

    this is the stats on the kid, he’s also a standout track and field and baseball player…

    Vista Murrieta High School
    Bradley Randle
    Senior RB #5
    5’9″ 195lbs.
    40yd. 4.3s
    100 yd 10.9s

    Head Coach: Coley Candaele
    Contact Info: ccandaele at murrieta.k12.ca.us (951)894-5750 ext 6710

  189. Kazz October 14, 2008 5:32 pm


    October 14th, 2008 at 1:51 pm
    nalani….thank goodness for you that you were only walking behind em. i happen to have two guys who complain aloud all game every game sitting right behind me.

    worst is that they too are season ticket holders. they ladies that sit next to me give me the look like, “go brah. go tell em to shut up already.”

    like jackie gleason would have said, “one of these days…..alice!”

    Al, as my Samoan friend would say, “one of these days… you goin’ go sleep”.

  190. Long Time UH Fan October 14, 2008 5:32 pm


    4.3 -40…that’s blazing speed

  191. Kazz October 14, 2008 5:34 pm

    RE: Post 187

    I should have clarified that most of their cannons cost 10K, NOT the ammo.

    The ammo looks fairly cheap but I have no idea how many shells are needed for a single shot. Those cannon shells look like the size of shotgun shells.

  192. Long Time UH Fan October 14, 2008 5:39 pm

    Kazz/ Al,

    Remember that SJS dude I was talking about …the guy who was mouthing off after the game…Hey how come you Hawaii guys so quiet….The GF told him to hush up but he continued making big noise…Then this big Poly dude told him hey shut up…..and he did..pronto! That was funny…

  193. Kazz October 14, 2008 5:56 pm

    Since Chawan had experience with those little cannons he just told me that a single shot only requires one shell. So the cost looks to be VERY minimal.

    Cannon updates to come when Gwen Nakamura is able to get back to me. I’ll try calling Young Guns Hawaii or Magnum Firearms tomorrow during their business hours to see if they have any blanks for sale.

  194. Kazz October 14, 2008 5:57 pm


    Yes I remember that and I wished I was near the area to give him my opinion as to why we were so “quiet”.

  195. Kazz October 14, 2008 6:22 pm

    WOOOO!!!!! I FOUND RECEPTION IN MY OFFICE FOR CALL DA COACH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  196. madeinhawaii October 14, 2008 6:23 pm


    try here for cannon shells… http://www.cannon-mania.com/ammunition.htm

  197. Kazz October 14, 2008 6:44 pm

    Some Call The Coach Highlights Part 1:

    -Coach Mack said the UH Cheerleaders WILL be in Boise.

    -Caller asked about Coach Mack’s reaction to the bad calls and what he said to the officials. Coach Mack was surprised and upset on the call for un-sportsmanlike conduct on Jett Jasper. Coach Mack backed up Jett’s character as a person and wouldn’t comment any further on his thoughts on the call. Coach Mack feels that we are looking like the “dirtiest” team in Divison 1 football and just wants the officiating to allow the players to play the game. He seems to really be holding in his frustration in the officials as of late.

    -Caller questions the lack of a TE with our new offense with Funaki. Coach Mack said we still run the run and shoot and mentioned that a TE was used at practice LAST season and it didn’t work out so well. Coach wants the smaller and faster players on the receiving end of the ball and doesn’t feel it works with the current scheme.

    -Caller is concerned about the amount of running yardage against UH in the FSU and LaTech games. Coach said he is not concerned with stats and wants to control the other team’s 3rd down chances and eliminate big plays.

    -Caller asks about the SJSU loss and mental impact on the team. Coach said that it was discouraging and felt we played well against SJSU and a lot of things were coming together but the turnovers were fatal, but Coach said that the 48 hour rule allows people to move on and focus on the next game. Coach feels that the SJSU loss helps them and no longer hurts them because they have made the improvements and will continue to make them.

    -Coach still feels that NO team in the WAC will go undefeated by the end of the season.

  198. Kazz October 14, 2008 6:56 pm

    Some Call The Coach Highlights Part 2:

    (Personal thought – WHO THE HELL IS “CJ”?)


    -Caller asks about blocked kicks. Coach credits Coach Malloe, Lumpkin, and Miano for the big improvement on special teams and believes we spend more time on special teams than any other team in the country. Coach said that Jake Ingram is the BEST long snapper in the nation.

    -Caller is asking for fans to give Commissioner Benson an “earful” on the BAD officiating lately in the WAC.

    -Coach Mack feels for Rocky Savaiigaea and said he must take care of himself FIRST and said he (Rocky) will make a decision regarding his future in a few days. Coach said Soares is planning on being ready against Nevada. Coach said Fale Laeli is getting better and said we are pretty healthy right now.

    -Coach Mack says that Guyton Galdeira is a great person and said how torn he was when he told him last year that he would not return, but said that the team was excited when Guyton decided to return. Coach said Guyton and Francis Maka WILL be in Boise this Friday.

    -Coach Mack said RJ Keisel-Kauhane will have more time on the field this Friday. Coach is planning on rotating four LBs against BSU.

  199. Stretch October 14, 2008 7:13 pm

    Bummer to read the news on McBriar out for the season. I thought he was having another awesome year and possible Pro Bowl appearance.

  200. Pauoa Boy October 14, 2008 7:30 pm

    McBriar is the best punter in the NFL…

    I’m thinking maybe Travis Laboy makes it to the Pro Bowl this year…

  201. cocobean October 14, 2008 7:33 pm

    Ron Lee and the other O coaches(Rolo and Brian Smith) aren’t getting enough credit for the work they’re doing. They’re adding new things every week to enhance the strenghts and minimizing the weaknesses of the team. Their running plays slows down the rush and lets the O linemen be more physical with straight ahead, pull and trap blocking. They’re using Inokes ballhandling to sell fakes on handoffs and pitches. They give Inoke the option to “throw” the shovel pass or fake and keep it. Inoke is good at selling these fakes and feints and is equally adept in handing it or pitching it.
    It’s not JJ’s offense or philosophy. More like a hybrid spread option than run and shoot. Whatever it is, it’s the most effective use of the current personnel.

  202. play ball October 14, 2008 7:34 pm

    Tampa Bay wins 13-4 and is one win away from the World Series. WOO HOO!!!

  203. chawan_cut October 14, 2008 7:34 pm


    tonight’s news

  204. Ronnie October 14, 2008 7:36 pm

    I’ve already voted for my Pro Bowl picks. I picked Mat McBriar for the punter spot – and Davone for the returner spot. 😀

  205. Ronnie October 14, 2008 7:37 pm

    Oh, and I entered the contest to get the 2 free tickets, including air and hotel, for the Pro Bowl…. It could happen…

  206. Pauoa Boy October 14, 2008 7:39 pm

    Howzit Aunty Ronnie,
    Where you went vote for your picks?

  207. sjmacro October 14, 2008 7:45 pm

    Tsaikos strike again ❗ Congrats to Rob 25–she won The Helmet–whooohooo ❗ 😀 pictures up in a few more minutes

  208. Ronnie October 14, 2008 7:46 pm

    Thanks for the news chawan_cut.

    And checkout BigHiloFan2’s bannah at 6:15!!! He’s a star – or at least the banner is!

  209. Ronnie October 14, 2008 7:48 pm

    WOW!!! What a week for Rob!

    Pauoa Boy – Here is the link for the Pro Bowl voting: http://www.nfl.com/probowl/ballot

  210. FloridaTed October 14, 2008 7:51 pm


    Thanks, man, great re-cap.

  211. A-House October 14, 2008 7:53 pm

    Pauoa Boy:

    I like the video on Randle, but most impressing was his blocking – did you see the numer of guys he “pan-caked?” That is awesome strength for a player his size.

    Another good feature is his speed/quickness through the line of scrimmage.

    Hope his grades are in order and wonder how many other schools are after him?

    You will go on my soon to be completed Warrior Recruiting chart. I will name it the TSAI-KO SIGHTING BOARD. Bighilofan2 will also be there for the Hilo High School recruit, Jordan Loeffler(sp). Maybe al for his notice of the Waiphu running back. Pride for his multiple sightings in Kapolei and Waianae. Did I miss any body?

  212. FloridaTed October 14, 2008 7:54 pm


    really appreciate your nightly news reels, it’s just great, being on the Mainland, so far from home.

  213. FloridaTed October 14, 2008 7:59 pm

    play ball,

    Yep, Rays fever has gripped my neck of the woods, Tampa Bay area. I personally don’t care that much, I’m strictly a UH fan, but I’m happy for the fans here, it’s a great, feel good story.

  214. Ronnie October 14, 2008 8:02 pm

    Hey, the weather.com forcast for Boise is now showing sunny with a high of 72 and low of 48 for Friday. Maybe I won’t need the scarf I bought. 😀

  215. sjmacro October 14, 2008 8:03 pm

    Pics from Call the Coach


  216. Pauoa Boy October 14, 2008 8:17 pm

    Thanks Aunty Ronnie got my picks in, is it wrong if I’m biased towards all former UH players and Poly’s??? 🙂

    Howzit Mr. A-House,
    Randle is awesome, on film he’s fast but in person he seems faster. He’s a good student and is already qualified academically. He carries a 3.3 GPA and has already passed his SAT’s according to the school. Watching him play he has excellent vision and quickness hitting the holes at full speed. He has a second gear once in the open field. Plus for his size he is pretty powerful, there was a game where he pretty much ran over the whole D-Line and LB’s before being pushed out of bounds. His dad is a former football player for Arizona State University and is in there Football Hall of Fame. I know he has a bunch of offers with the PAC-10 in hot pursuit especially UCLA. Fresno St. has offered as well as New Mexico St. from the WAC so I’ve heard. He hasn’t commited anywhere but some friends have said he’s leaning toward following in his dad’s footsteps at ASU. He’s also been offered schollies for baseball too, but he will pursue football in college. I’m keeping my eye on him though cause he’s a stud who’s been slept on out here in Cali. There are other big name running backs but Randle definitely stands out, plus I live right across the street and have watched almost all his games.

  217. Jason October 14, 2008 8:20 pm

    That helmet wasn’t personalized, right? 👿

  218. d1島: October 14, 2008 8:22 pm

    All the Boise-bound Tsaikos!

    You get mail!

  219. d1島: October 14, 2008 8:26 pm

    Congrats to Rob62!

  220. Pauoa Boy October 14, 2008 8:31 pm

    Mr. A-House

    This is another of his highlight vids from his first 3 games of this season. Notice his break-tackling ability and speed…


  221. ukuleleboi October 14, 2008 8:37 pm

    hi all

  222. A-House October 14, 2008 8:40 pm

    Pauoa Boy:

    Thanks for the 2nd clip – he really looks awesome.

    Academic qualifyer as a true Freshman – now that’s saying something.

    Would it hurt to talk about Hawaii since you live across the street? Have you talked to his Dad about college choices?

  223. d1島: October 14, 2008 8:50 pm

    Howzit ukuleleboi! 🙂

  224. Kekoa October 14, 2008 8:58 pm

    Hey Ukuleleboi!

    Bet Mom was stoked over that ‘Skins football, huh? Great choice. Hope she liked your hoodie, and shirtjak also. Keep in touch.

  225. Pauoa Boy October 14, 2008 9:05 pm

    Mr. A-House,

    His info and highlight videos is already on its way to Coach Mack, Ron, and Tony Tuioti. I have attended a few practices and talked to the coaches about him. Funny at one of their games recently I was wearing the UH Under Armour Polo at the game and they thought I was a scout. Anyway, one of the coaches gave me the scoop saying he has not committed anywhere yet but has like 40 offers or so. His dad is an ASU alum and is hoping he follows in his footsteps but is leaving the decision up to him. A friend of his says he thinks he’ll go to UCLA but who knows. Anyway, if I get a chance to catch another practice I will try and talk to his dad or his coach.

  226. Rob25 October 14, 2008 9:10 pm

    What a month I am having!

    Win in Fresno!

    Trip to Texas to see Frank!

    Win the helmet at Call The Coach!

    Coach Mack even gave me his popcorn as he was getting into his Escalade and I was waiting for my Nissan Quest!

    Going to see the Dallas Cowboys @ Texas Stadium!

    Next up: A win on the smurf turf!

  227. Kekoa October 14, 2008 9:10 pm

    Hey ukuleleboi! Enjoyed your visit with us. Hope to see you at the Nevada T-gate! Keep working on your skills, you’ve got a great future ahead of you.


    Rob25 won the UH helmet! I’m so glad she kept the Tsaiko winning streak intact. She’s having a very good run of luck! Congratulations Rob25!

  228. Rob25 October 14, 2008 9:13 pm

    Maybe I should book a trip to Vegas now!

    I must be very happy because UHFan808 says that happy people always wins. My heart is very full!

  229. Jason October 14, 2008 9:16 pm

    Rob25: And you give that popcorn to T.O. Wait, no, I have Roy Williams on my fantasy team. You give him the popcorn, and he has a monster day. That’s the plan. If that doesn’t work, I steal the helmet. 👿

  230. ukuleleboi October 14, 2008 9:22 pm

    yah i had a great time staying with you guys kekoa…

    i hope i can make it.

  231. Garret October 14, 2008 9:30 pm


    Thank you for the highlights from Call the Coach!

  232. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 14, 2008 9:31 pm

    Yep- that Redskins football (and pen) was a totally wonderful surprise!
    U-boi wants to come to another game. Jes gotta find a ticket…

    I still haven’t gotten my mind around all the things we saw on the sideline last Saturday.
    But my first and last impression is that this is a wonderful team.

    No doubt, the defensive unit is a UNIT. It has leadership, heart, courage, skills and FOCUS. I almost didn’t get to see the other guys because the Dee guys are so interesting to watch. Adam and Solly are like playing coaches. Not only do they get out there and get after it on the field, their chair time finds them fully engaged in debriefing, analyzing, and planning the next foray- even when the coaches are not actively “there” – which they are most of the time.

    I have never been to a practice but I believe the game experience is a different animal. The physical stuff just comes out through instinct while the real game is going on in the mental realm and the players’ powers of observation and intelligence connect at a much higher level.

    On the other side, the support and healing touch powers also come to in play. Kekoa and I saw some quiet, powerful energies being exchanged.
    For me- this is what I have been looking for. Team bonds beyond the playing of a game. An unbreakable spirit, a unity of souls and bodies. There were many glimpses of this all night long.

    And then there is Grasso. He and Ingram are working all night long. He leaves nothing to the imagination and holds nothing inside to get in his way. He has redefined “one snap and clear” for me. His “clear” comes like the cannon- the ground and the unsuspecting nerves of those nearby are shocked when his helmet hits the table and he “clears” himself for the next foray.

  233. Garret October 14, 2008 9:31 pm

    Congratulations Rob25!

  234. Rob25 October 14, 2008 9:32 pm

    Jason – Roy Williams who is hurt or the WR they just signed?

    Ain’t no one getting this helmet? 👿

  235. Garret October 14, 2008 9:33 pm

    Feature article on Shane Victorino in the LA Times.

    With his bat, the switch-hitting Victorino has homered from both sides of the plate, belting a game-winning grand slam off Milwaukee’s CC Sabathia in the division series and hitting a game-tying two-run homer off the Dodgers’ Cory Wade in Game 4 of the NLCS Monday en route to a franchise-record 11 postseason runs batted in.

    With his feet, Victorino forced Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal into a hurried throw on a routine grounder in Game 1. The resulting error led to a three-run Phillies rally and a 3-2 win.

    And with his glove, Victorino robbed the Dodgers’ Casey Blake of at least two RBIs with a spectacular leaping catch at the center-field wall in Game 2 of the NLCS, preserving an 8-5 victory.

    “He’s been arguably the best asset for our postseason right now,” backup outfielder Geoff Jenkins said. “There’s always that one guy in the postseason that you don’t think is going to have big [games]. And so maybe Shane’s that guy.

    “He’s awesome.”

  236. Garret October 14, 2008 9:35 pm

    Interesting how any team could have taken Shane for basically nothing.

    Because while the Dodgers had first shot at Victorino, taking the four-sport high school star in the sixth round of the 1999 draft, he was twice up for grabs in the Rule V draft — baseball’s version of a clearance sale — for $50,000.

    After the San Diego Padres took him and then returned him to the Dodgers, the Phillies eventually took a chance on him and in 2005, his first season with the franchise, he batted .310 with career highs for homers (18) and RBIs (70) at triple-A Scranton to win the International League’s MVP award.

    Some members of the Philadelphia front office credit the turnaround to the team doctor who diagnosed Victorino with attention deficit disorder and prescribed medicine to help him deal with the condition. Others, however, cite more traditional reasons.

    “He matured as a player,” said assistant general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., who played a part in the decisions both to sign Victorino, then to trade away All-Star Bobby Abreu a year later to create playing time for him.

  237. Garret October 14, 2008 9:37 pm

    I’m *not* going to do the free play links today, even though I have 5+ that I found quite interesting. Instead, I’d like to highlight 5 short excerpts from this article…though I recommend anyone who has to time to read the full thing!

    Corey Mazza wants you to understand something, and he wants to make it clear and he wants to leave no doubt:

    He is nothing special.

    If he could tell it to each of you, break down his decision to forgo a professional football career, forget a burgeoning modeling and acting career, ignore a budding financial career after a Harvard education, he would.

    He would love to pull you aside and explain why his decision to abandon the dozens of opportunities at his fingertips to enlist in the U.S. Marines is nothing extraordinary.

  238. Garret October 14, 2008 9:38 pm

    I’ve had a chance to talk with a lot of Marines and this quote really is fitting.

    “I definitely don’t feel any more special than anyone else,” said Mazza, a former Thousand Oaks High standout, a few days before boarding a plane to Marine Corps officer candidate school in Quantico, Va. “I love the anonymity of the service. There’s no name on the back of your jersey. The guys are there to go about their jobs, and they do it with honor and pride. It’s not a punch line.”

  239. Garret October 14, 2008 9:39 pm

    The modeling and acting is one thing, a fluke that he never put much time or care into. But Mazza spent five years at wide receiver for Harvard, tying the career touchdown reception record and leading the Crimson to two Ivy League championships. He followed his college career with a brief foray into professional football, playing in Italy for the Parma Panthers last summer.

    And there are the financial opportunities that typically follow a Harvard education.

    Mazza, essentially, is giving all that up. In reality, the 23-year-old said he is giving up nothing.

  240. Rob25 October 14, 2008 9:39 pm

    Thanks Garret!

    Just gotta hide from Jason!

  241. Garret October 14, 2008 9:39 pm

    Corey’s eighth-grade teacher had given a writing assignment to describe two lifetime goals.

    “`No one will ever stop me from playing college sports, and I know when I get out of college, I’ll be a soldier,”‘ Donna Mazza said of her son’s words, now 10 years later.

    “From eighth grade on, he’s wanted to do this,” she said. “When I saw that, I said, `That’s him.’ He has not changed his course. He’s one of those people who had the luxury of knowing what they want from so young.”

  242. Garret October 14, 2008 9:41 pm

    Last post on this.

    The passion started early, as Corey listened to Gino describe his time in the Marines, back in the early 1950s, when he enlisted as a 21-year old Brooklynite. The stories were endless, always positive, about the barracks or the mess hall or the boot camps.

    Gino did not purposely shield his grandson from the horrors of military service; as it happens, most of Gino’s stories just happen to be pretty funny.

    Added Corey: “One grandfather was a Marine, and he had nothing but great things to say about it. And the other grandfather was in the AirForce. I really love the history of that greatest generation; I read anything I can get my hands on.”

    “I just really admire and respect the guys who put on that uniform and go out and do a job that is so difficult, and they do it without complaints,” Corey said. “That’s their work. The pride that these guys are able to take away from what they do each day, I’ve always been enamored by it.”

  243. Rob25 October 14, 2008 9:43 pm

    Whether young people give up many opportunities or just feel a sense of duty to our country no matter what…these are the real heroes today. Those willing to stand and fight when no one else wants so…those are the people that I salute.

    Thanks Garret for finding such a admirable story and reminding us all of the sacrifices that many people make.

  244. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 14, 2008 9:48 pm

    Congrats, Rob25!
    Thanks for the pix, sjmacro!

  245. Rob25 October 14, 2008 9:55 pm

    sjmacro – Thanks for the pics! Can you email me the files so that I can add them to the portable hard drive that I am taking up to Frank?

    myki – pretty soon we can start our own team then!

  246. Rob25 October 14, 2008 9:57 pm

    Thanks Liz!

    BTW, check with Koakane about an extra ticket. I gave him my three and if I remember correctly he only needed two. See if he hasn’t given away the other one…then Ukuleleboi can use that one.

  247. BowsForever October 14, 2008 9:57 pm

    If the D can keep things as “boring” as they were in the 3rd and 4th quarter, we’ll have a good chance to win against Boise. They can play against anyone, and finally we’re starting to see them in full stride, both stifling the offense AND creating takeaways.

    Grasso’s been doing very well this season. He had a great game at La Tech except for the blocked punt, which wasn’t his fault. If anyone knows, though — how is he in terms of absolute punting range? The way he’s been playing he’d be a great replacement for the maybe-not-current-for-long punter for the Redskins.

  248. Jason October 14, 2008 9:57 pm

    Thanks for posting that story, Garret.

    Rob25: The wide receiver from Detroit the Cowboys just traded for. I want a big game from him. 😀

  249. Rob25 October 14, 2008 10:01 pm

    Jason: I hope he has a big game too, for the sake of the Cowboys season. Don’t know how TO is going to like that…and then there is Pacman. Knew trouble would start eventually with him and it didn’t really take that long.

  250. Kekoa October 14, 2008 10:07 pm

    Right now, Tsaikos have more stuff than the team equipment manager. If they ever run short of stuff, they can always call on us.

  251. Rob25 October 14, 2008 10:14 pm



  252. Rob25 October 14, 2008 10:14 pm



  253. Rob25 October 14, 2008 10:15 pm

    Good night all!

  254. jm2375 October 14, 2008 10:19 pm

    Evening Tsai-kos!

    Howzit Kekoa, Jason, Rob25, Liz and everyone else posting or lurking!

    So busy at work these days, I’m not sure I’ll be able to slip out to watch da game. ESPN is gonna rerun it, right?

    Good luck to da team on their journey to conquer da blue ponies and smurf turf.

    So no UH home football or volleyball this weekend. I can feel da withdrawal symptoms starting! What’s dis clueless wahine to do?

  255. sjmacro October 14, 2008 10:21 pm

    Rob25: check your email. Let me know if the files are too big for your email account

  256. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 14, 2008 10:31 pm

    jm2375… I hearya. Dang… 2pm Friday is gonna be strange. How do we watch on our computers again?
    How does slingbox work?

  257. jm2375 October 14, 2008 10:35 pm

    Liz – da computers at work block all those kine websites. I won’t be able to listen to BC/RK, cuz all those “music” kine sites are blocked.

  258. Jason October 14, 2008 10:39 pm

    jm2375: There will be an edited two-hour replay that night, 9 pm to 11 pm. Edited as in “Due to time constraints, we will now skip ahead to further action.”

    I’m going to be teaching my Math Team kids starting around 2:45, so I’m just going to avoid the game at all costs. Then again, when we get to 99 Ranch Market afterwards to continue studying, the game will probably be on the TV there. Gah, that can’t be helped. 🙁

  259. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 14, 2008 10:40 pm

    jeeks- ok. I guess I can listen to 1420. We don’t block websites.
    Can Slingbox work with a wireless router? my satellite box is far from the router…

  260. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 14, 2008 10:43 pm

    Wow, Jason, good luck avoiding the game!

  261. jm2375 October 14, 2008 10:44 pm

    Jason – 99 Ranch is still open? Did. not. know. that.

  262. Ralph October 14, 2008 10:49 pm

    jm2375 go to kekoa’s playhouse, you’ll find lots to do-many hidden treasures like the rainbow dancers poster

  263. jm2375 October 14, 2008 10:54 pm

    Ralph – you trying to get me in trouble with Kekoa? Bad boy! (whack) Maybe I take Homey’s poodles with me for guard duty. After all, I bring dem PB sandwiches. hehehehe. :mrgreen:

    To ESPN: pfffffffft! *raspberry sound*

  264. Jason October 14, 2008 10:58 pm

    jm2375: The actual store is long gone, but the food court is still there. It’s called Moanalua Ethnic Village, but everyone still says 99 Ranch Market. Heck, when TheBus stops by, it still says “99 Ranch Market.” 😀

  265. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 14, 2008 11:02 pm

    Ralph??? I am shocked…
    “jm2375 go to kekoa’s playhouse, you’ll find lots to do-many hidden treasures like the rainbow dancers poster”

    OMG… what mischief lies in that deceptively benign demeanor…

  266. Kekoa October 14, 2008 11:28 pm

    I see my posters are in danger of being stolen. Must find more secure storage for them. I had them behind a mint condition Batman poster I was already worried about because of the controversey with ST about Superman and Batman.

    I’m happy to see that jm2375 is being very careful not to commit grand theft. However, cruelty to animals might still be a problem. Ralph was baiting the hook, huh? Hehehehe!

  267. SteveM October 14, 2008 11:32 pm

    LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:
    October 14th, 2008 at 10:40 pm
    jeeks- ok. I guess I can listen to 1420. We don’t block websites.
    Can Slingbox work with a wireless router? my satellite box is far from the router…

    Liz and jm2375 — for this Friday’s game, I would consider something low tech–like a TV. 🙂

  268. Ralph October 14, 2008 11:37 pm

    anyone else notice that bbighilo has been awol since Saturday…..must be the Bacardi rum he was juicing his coke with after the game…

  269. Ralph October 14, 2008 11:41 pm

    Missouri at Texas this weekend, big 12 showdown…can’t imagine that Missouri has not won on the road in Texas since 1896. I thought the warriors struggled on the road, them tigers haven’t won at Texas in 112 years…

  270. Kekoa October 14, 2008 11:48 pm

    Ralph ~ Right you are. BHF2 would have been all excited about the Cook field ceremony, and his Banana being on chan 8. He’d be typing his dysfunctional plantation lingo all over the blog today asking if anyone had a copy of the event.

    Time to put out an APB, or file a missing persons.

  271. jm2375 October 14, 2008 11:48 pm

    stevem – no terebi @ work either. 🙁

  272. Kekoa October 14, 2008 11:50 pm

    Ralph ~ Maybe he already left for Boise. He kept saying he’d go if the Warriors played well enough against LA TECH.

  273. al October 14, 2008 11:56 pm

    jm2375….don’t you have sick leave?

  274. jm2375 October 15, 2008 12:00 am

    al – it’s called personal days – sick leave & vacation all rolled into one. trying to save for next summer when I might go on 2 vacacciones – alaskan cruise and Espana to see hubby’s extended family

  275. SteveM October 15, 2008 12:07 am

    jm2375 — I bet a resourceful guy like SumTinWong could figure out something in your building… only problem he’s been MIA for a few months…

  276. SteveM October 15, 2008 12:11 am

    jm2375 — you going on an Alaskan cruise next summer? What cruise ship, departure date and port? I hear a few other Tsai-kos are going or considering going.

  277. SteveM October 15, 2008 12:26 am

    When I have time, I think I’ll create a Tsai-ko Cruise page to track recent and future cruises — info similar to the Tsai-ko Away Games logistics page. Maybe people can independently plan cruises non-coincidentally… 🙂

    Getting late, good night everyone!

  278. Ralph October 15, 2008 12:46 am

    jm2375 bring hubby to the Nevada tsaiko tailgate….

  279. Pete Jek October 15, 2008 1:02 am

    From BSU Blog Site:

    I hate Hawaii for so many reasons,
    in so many ways and in so many seasons.

    I hate them in springtime, I hate them in summer.
    Losing the WAC to them sure was a bummer.

    I hate them in autumn; they think they’re the balls.
    I hate them in winter; they stick in my craws.

    The Warriors are cocky; they’re brazen and brash.
    I equate Davone Bess with yesterday’s trash.

    Wearing leis is for sissies or grown men named June.
    The run ‘n shoot offense could be run by a baboon.

    That gimmicky “O” is for girls and school children.
    I hate that I have to spell Solomon Elimimian.

    There’s nothing as bad as a Warrior touchdown celebration.
    No wait. I lied. There’s Colt Brennan’s island hair gentrification.

    Remember the Sugar Bowl? What a disaster.
    Could they have thrown away non-BCS credibility any faster?

    Their uniforms look like an Under Armour advertisement.
    Their mascot, I assume, lives vicariously through them, and likes it.

    I hate how the Warriors think Brennan’s a god.
    He’s a younger, more mobile version of “Johnson, Rob.”

    I hate watching Hawaii with their downfield attackin’,
    (though I love watching the sideline bewilderment of McMackin).

    In conclusion, I can’t stand one thing about Hawaii.
    As such, I can’t wait til we beat them on Friday.

  280. HiFlyer October 15, 2008 1:09 am

    Howzit all you late niters.

    Rob25 – congrats on winning the Helmet.

    Ralph – you better watch out pretty soon somebody going give the instigator title.

  281. Stephen Tsai October 15, 2008 1:46 am

    OK, I’m here to make sure everybody said their prayers and went night-night.

  282. HiFlyer October 15, 2008 1:54 am

    Goodnight Stephen

  283. addahknowjoe October 15, 2008 1:58 am

    ‘gnite john boy

  284. HiFlyer October 15, 2008 2:03 am

    ‘gnite mary-ellen

    And who are the rest of them?

  285. brew808 October 15, 2008 4:11 am

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  286. brew808 October 15, 2008 4:30 am

    Best wishes to Graunke, Rocky, and Blaze. Get well quickly and fully. I hope UH adds some young players to the travel squad that can get some practice reps, and contribute to special teams and/or rotate in during the game vs. the donkeys.

    Again – this shows you can never have enough quality players in your program…. never! Go Warriors!!! 😀 😯 😆

  287. sjmacro October 15, 2008 4:51 am

    Ralph: bhf2 called me at 10:30 yesterday right after the ceremony. He’s having computer problems 🙁 , otherwise he’d be blogging like crazy

  288. chawan_cut October 15, 2008 5:05 am

    this one is right up your alley. tombo’s in a lyrical throwdown with a boise blogger here:


    i know you can add on to our cause.

  289. chawan_cut October 15, 2008 5:07 am

    oh yeah, bighilofan, got you waving your banner proud in the other night’s news.

  290. Loa October 15, 2008 5:10 am

    morning gang!

    Happy Birthday AddahknowSports!

  291. Garret October 15, 2008 5:12 am

    Happy Birthday AddahknowSports!

  292. chawan_cut October 15, 2008 5:15 am

    oh, i just saw that pete nek just posted the whole poem.

    i like tombo’s version better

  293. chawan_cut October 15, 2008 5:17 am

    can’t believe obnug calls our offense gimmicky.

  294. Stretch October 15, 2008 5:23 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Happy Birthday Addahknowsports!! Make sure Addaknowjoe kisses your okole all day long.

    One more day of work then I’m off to potato land.

  295. chawan_cut October 15, 2008 5:32 am

    happy birthday a-sports. when i get back, you and i gotta show koakane how to play darts.

  296. chawan_cut October 15, 2008 7:00 am

    and we’re back.
    but for how long?

  297. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 15, 2008 7:01 am


    Dang- fell asleep until now when I “lay down for a few minutes while I upload Ukuleleboi’s video to YouTube”.

    I woke up to Tombo Ahi’s poetic retort and added my own (to the shortened Boise version):

    Love poem for Boise:

    I love Hawaii for so many reasons,
    In so many ways and so many seasons.

    I love them in the springtime, I love them in summer,
    Winning the WAC was such a great upper.

    I love them in the autumn, when they come with their all,
    I love them in winter, the sweetest time of all.

    The Warriors ARE cocky; and they come with a sneer;
    Vote Davone Bess for Pro Bowl in his rookie year!

  298. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 15, 2008 7:04 am


  299. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 15, 2008 7:04 am


  300. Kekoa (iPhone) October 15, 2008 7:09 am

    Good on ya Liz!

  301. Stretch October 15, 2008 7:13 am

    CC – what time you arriving in potato land??

  302. djmitcho October 15, 2008 7:23 am

    Happy Birthday A-Sports!

    Good Morning Tsaikos! One day closer to game day! I’m ready to roll into Boise and watch the Warriors ride dem ponies!

  303. WarriorMojo October 15, 2008 7:26 am

    Break on through to the other side!

    New blog up.

  304. Kekoa (iPhone) October 15, 2008 7:30 am

    Happy Birthday to my favrorite Aunty Tita Lead Foot!. Of all my Aunties with lead feet, you are still da winnah!

    If you are still on Kauai, grab Aunty Liz and “scoot” on over to the noodle shop for a birthday bowl!

  305. chawan_cut ♪ October 15, 2008 11:55 am


  306. ☞ chawan_cut ♪ October 15, 2008 11:56 am


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