Simply, Jesse

Jesse Sapolu made an appearance at today’s practice. He gave a speech on unity — one that UH center John Estes, in particular, found to be inspiring.
Sapolu has two sons — one who will be a senior in high school, another at a JC — and he hopes at least one will play for the Warriors.



Also at practice:

• Rodney Bradley and Greg Alexander teamed on the best pass play of the day, a post pattern that went for a touchdown. Bradley was at least 3 yards in front of the safety and cornerback when he hauled in Alexander’s pass. The play drew applause from teammates.

• As of now, nobody is going to redshirt. Greg McMackin said decisions on redshirts won’t be made until deep into training camp … and maybe into the season.

• Brysen “Bulla” Ginlack practiced as the No. 1 right guard today. The usual right guard, Raphael Ieru, was among the players selected for random drug testing. The past two days, players from all spring sports  have been randomly selected for testing of illegal drugs.

• Linebacker Blaze Soares is expected to be cleared to work out in a few weeks. Meanwhile, UH coach Greg McMackin said, “We’re only thinking about the guys who are out here.” Corey Paredes and Vili Nauahi are gainiing a lot of experience at strongside linebacker in Soares’ absence.


  1. chawan_cut April 16, 2009 10:57 am


  2. (Jesse)James April 16, 2009 10:58 am


  3. chawan_cut April 16, 2009 10:58 am

    oooh, to have another sapolu in a hawaii uniform.
    i hope we see a lot of the deep passes to our WRs this year. we have the height and speed.

  4. (Jesse)James April 16, 2009 10:59 am

    dang….beaten by a lame one….LMAO

  5. d1島 April 16, 2009 10:59 am

    Great to hear about Sapolu givin’ back!

    Top Fi’!

  6. Addahknowsports© April 16, 2009 11:00 am


  7. (Jesse)James April 16, 2009 11:00 am

    I’m assuming Jesse’s sons are in Cali???

  8. mctruck April 16, 2009 11:01 am

    1st just because it said no comments yet…..Jesse Sapolu you da man!!

  9. Addahknowsports© April 16, 2009 11:01 am


  10. madeinhawaii April 16, 2009 11:02 am

    No redshirt? Does that mean that they are ALL good enough for playing time OR, does it mean that none stand out from the rest and the coaches need the competition to keep brewing till the end ot Fall camp and training?

  11. (Jesse)James April 16, 2009 11:02 am

    oh…and Big C…the NFL draft is next weekend…

  12. Stephen Tsai April 16, 2009 11:03 am

    And here’s the original Simply Jessie

  13. madeinhawaii April 16, 2009 11:03 am

    Nevermind the NFL draft, I wanna know who signed their LOI for Rainbow BB… lol

  14. Albow April 16, 2009 11:03 am

    Didn’t I read not too long ago that Sapolu’s son had commited to SC as a hign school senior

  15. Stephen Tsai April 16, 2009 11:03 am

    They want them to keep practicing as if they’re all going to play. But I think that answers one of the questions from yesterday.

  16. Da Punchbowl Kid April 16, 2009 11:04 am

    Mahalo for da tidbits, Mr. Tsai.

  17. mctruck April 16, 2009 11:04 am

    So, how long has it been since Blaze played a down????

  18. Stephen Tsai April 16, 2009 11:05 am

    The one in high school has received offers from Oregon State and Hawaii. Oregon also is going to make a pitch. He’s a defensive lineman, but Jesse thinks he can play OL.

  19. Stephen Tsai April 16, 2009 11:05 am

    probably have to go back to the Sugar Bowl.

  20. homey ℞ April 16, 2009 11:05 am

    Top 100!

    Good to hear of Bradley’s exploit.

    Good thing they don’t randomly drug test the practice spectators.

  21. Stephen Tsai April 16, 2009 11:05 am

    And don’t forget that Paipai Falemalu is rarin’ to go in training camp.

  22. Stephen Tsai April 16, 2009 11:06 am

    It’s always better to test players before breakfast. I think they serve cranberry juice.

  23. mctruck April 16, 2009 11:08 am

    I think that Blaze is only human and it’ll take him a while to get back in playing shape and then some to get up to speed.

  24. alnbama April 16, 2009 11:09 am

    Top 25, esme oooooouuuuutttttt

  25. d1島 April 16, 2009 11:10 am

    FB is a “spring sport”?

  26. d1島 April 16, 2009 11:13 am

    …I guess Spring FB is a spring sport. 🙄

  27. Colomaohana April 16, 2009 11:14 am

    Thanks JJ!

  28. homey ℞ April 16, 2009 11:16 am

    d1 – Speaking of spring sports, did you see the pic of the tennis players on the Hawaii athletics website? 😯

  29. homey ℞ April 16, 2009 11:17 am

    Where’s Mr. C nowadays?

  30. jm2375 April 16, 2009 11:18 am

    Top 30?

  31. LizKauai [UNITE AND CONQUER] April 16, 2009 11:19 am

    AWRIGHT for Jesse!


  32. LizKauai [UNITE AND CONQUER] April 16, 2009 11:20 am

    Took the plunge and renewed my FB season tix.
    Now I just have to get plane tix and buy a condo in HNL!



  33. chawan_cut April 16, 2009 11:21 am

    oops, i screwed up JJ getting first! just like suzuki messin up wakefield’s no-no.

  34. d1島 April 16, 2009 11:22 am


    Yeah but maybe I’m miising something?

    caveat for those who are going to UH for events this weekend. The Iolani School Fair is also running on Friday and Saturday and will snarl traffic in that area each night at closing time – try to avoid Kapiolani/Date intersection especially.

  35. jojo ® April 16, 2009 11:22 am

    Liz, how about a yacht?!? I’ll wash it for you…..

  36. d1島 April 16, 2009 11:23 am

    Hmmm…getting to be lunchauwah….maybe I going be Thai’d up today? 😉

  37. homey ℞ April 16, 2009 11:23 am

    MLiz – So where did you request to sit (season tix)?

    chawan – And Wakefield throws lame pitches that are difficult to hit.

  38. homey ℞ April 16, 2009 11:25 am

    d1 – At least you won’t be in deep kim chee.

  39. chawan_cut April 16, 2009 11:26 am

    did you pay a visit to kelli at campuslife?

  40. chawan_cut April 16, 2009 11:27 am

    ok, you guys all know i’m a lego guy, but this has to impress even you folks

  41. homey ℞ April 16, 2009 11:32 am

    chawan – Yeah I did but she just gave me the cold shoulder.

  42. mrs. April 16, 2009 11:37 am

    jj…thanks…i was asking about the draft on the pink side…but figured might as well stop here…homey gave me the heads up…thanks…

  43. jojo ® April 16, 2009 11:37 am

    Lego directed me to architecture school…
    Pre-Fab anyone?

  44. jm2375 April 16, 2009 11:39 am

    Liz – why not just get a plane while you’re at it? hehehehe.

  45. homey ℞ April 16, 2009 11:40 am

    chawan – I wonder if the guy who built that lego ship was single?

  46. mrs. April 16, 2009 11:43 am

    Liz…get in good with the guy who owns mokulele…braddah is from kaua’i too…LOL…the seats are bigger…according to those who’ve flown…

  47. homey ℞ April 16, 2009 11:46 am

    Hey there mrs! Good to see you not posting in triplicate!

  48. Loa April 16, 2009 11:50 am

    howzit gang!

    homey ℞ – yep good thing 🙂

  49. Loa April 16, 2009 11:51 am

    c_c – wow, took you six years to build that, very impressive

  50. warriorfanny2 April 16, 2009 11:54 am

    we are so deep at WR, they will RS stuzz2.

  51. Loa April 16, 2009 11:54 am

    hi jojo ® !

  52. mrs. April 16, 2009 11:54 am

    im a multitasker like yourself homey…the dark side has “people” who handle it…LOL…

  53. G (China) April 16, 2009 11:55 am

    Is it me, or has there been a distinct voice missing from HNL ADV for some time? I remember last year too that for long periods Ferd’s columns were not able to be viewed.

  54. chawan_cut April 16, 2009 11:57 am

    no i didn’t build that.
    i’m not THAT crazy.

  55. bstunna2002 April 16, 2009 11:58 am

    I say they should play the best freshman or senior the best players should always be on the field. I can’t wait till fall camp when Blaze n Paipai are in the mix and all the jc’s coming in I especially wanna see Aaron Brown do his thing in person.

  56. chawan_cut April 16, 2009 11:58 am

    yeah, i forgot to mention that the guy who built that was NOT me.

  57. homey ℞ April 16, 2009 11:59 am

    My internal clock say’s it’s time to eat.

  58. letsgowarriors April 16, 2009 12:05 pm

    so was that speech good enough to motivate the OL to work out HARD on their own from may till august?

  59. A-House April 16, 2009 12:10 pm


    how come you no like people sitting next to you at games? asocial? wait, you no go to “live” games.

    you telling us that this year will be different?

  60. jojo ® April 16, 2009 12:10 pm

    HI LOA!!!

  61. A-House April 16, 2009 12:11 pm

    If Jesse’s sons have commited to other schools, is he hinting that one may change his mind and play for the Warriors?

  62. madeinhawaii April 16, 2009 12:17 pm


    Yeah, I figured it wasn’t you when I looked at it earlier. It wasn’t the Big Mo… and it didn’t have hula girls a dancing…


    I suppose it’s better that the players with the greatest immediate potential don’t know which of them will redshirt till the very last possible moment. Those that need much more time to muscle-up or learn the playbook for thier particular position(s) probably already know who they are. Having each competitive throughout the practice season and even the regular season can only help both team and player. Better to have them put on muscle than fat.

    Didn’t we almost lose Nate Ilaoa to poor off-season non-conditioning habits? And that other running back… who we all had hopes for these past few seasons..what was his name?

  63. Garret April 16, 2009 12:21 pm

    Thank you to Ronnie for organizing the Calf Call! This was the first time I ever was able to show up early for a Calf Call–traffic was really light! Unfortunately, Lori and I had to leave at 12:30 in order to pick up our daughter from school (we got back to San Diego just in time).

    Good food, good company, light traffic…the only thing bad was that I wish I would have had a few hours more to talk with everybody!

  64. Garret April 16, 2009 12:24 pm

    Hal Mumme just got hired as head coach at McMurry.

    McMurry introduced Hal Mumme as its 20th head football coach. Of the more than 170 applicants and the five finalists named earlier this month, Mumme — a coach with Division I experience and a reputation as a program-builder — got everyone’s attention. And, by golly, he took the job.

    Credit McMurry for going after Mumme, knowing full well it couldn’t come up with the wampum that even New Mexico State paid the coach (almost $200,000 a year).

    McMurry is riding a 13-game losing streak and was 0-10 in 2008. The team is 16-63 the past eight seasons, including three winless campaigns.

    Things got so bad, McMurry even lost its Indian mascot.

  65. Garret April 16, 2009 12:26 pm

    Roman Sapolu committed to Oregon State awhile back (I posted an article or two about that to the blog).

    Oregon State picked up its first commitment for the Class of 2010 from one of the Golden State’s top offensive line prospects. Roman Sapolu (Huntington Beach, Calif./ Edison) was offered by the Beavers late last week and jumped on the offer.

    Sapolu, 6-2, 250 pounds, is the son of former San Francisco 49er great Jesse Sapolu and will be a three year starter for the Chargers. He projects as a center at the next level and is one of the most athletic linemen in the state.

    “I’m very excited about my decision,” Sapolu said. “They offered me last Thursday and I decided to commit early because of my relationship with Coach Cavanaugh, the offensive line coach. He’s not only a great coach but really connects well with the Polynesian players and I’m excited to play for him.

    Sapolu said his commitment to the Beavs is firm although he added he does still want to take his visits.

  66. Garret April 16, 2009 12:30 pm

    I’m guessing that UH is following the status of Jesse’s son who is playing at a JC now as well as monitoring their position on Roman’s recruiting list. If Roman wants to take his visits and chooses UH for one of his visits, then the recruiting battle isn’t over.

  67. Committed Road Warrior April 16, 2009 12:39 pm


    The “Towel” was an interesting character while at NMSU. I suppose his prostate cancer treatment is going well and that things are looking good for him to take that D-III job.

  68. Committed Road Warrior April 16, 2009 12:42 pm

    Carrying over from the last blog posting:

    Happy Birthday wafan!!!!!!

  69. warriorfanny2 April 16, 2009 12:45 pm

    Cigars, rum and chiken blud.
    if you ask my mythical major league player– Pedro Cerrano–he’ll tell you jubo is the key to hitting the curveball.

    But for our baseball bowz, our key may just be staying awake on the basepaths. Especially my couz Vinnie, who has more than once in the same game, fallen asleep after the pitch and embarrassed by a 98′ pickoff to second. eh, Vinnie, wazzup, brah?

    While, this weekend looms big for any hopes to take a conference lead; and hitting remains a priority our pitching too has fallen on hard times.
    So lets hope, for the sake optimism, that our tires went flat in Reno and the wheels are still tightly screwed to its hub.

    So, Vinnie, make da Don proud and no worry about jubo– we got cigars, rum n da chicken blud flowing.

    Go Bowz!

  70. G (China) April 16, 2009 1:00 pm

    I do think there has been many voices missing. Where is Bulla, Pride, and I do hope WarriorFanny2 continues on.

  71. homey ℞ April 16, 2009 1:01 pm

    A-House – #59…ummm, I’m pretty sure it was me sitting at the Stadium last season above sjmacro, myki, kekoa, and pops. 😆

  72. warriorfanny2 April 16, 2009 1:02 pm


    “so was that speech good enough to motivate the OL to work out HARD on their own from may till august?”

    good one
    Jesse sells spam–who much will that help our OL 🙂

  73. G (China) April 16, 2009 1:02 pm


    How was the tea party?

  74. homey ℞ April 16, 2009 1:03 pm

    G – Pride is always lurking… 😉

    Bulla stey busy.

  75. A-House April 16, 2009 1:04 pm


    your #71, so how come you no like anyone sitting next to you? in front or back is OK, but not next to your massive arms? LMAO!!

  76. J-Dog April 16, 2009 1:11 pm

    speaking of JC transfers, what’s gonna happen at the Running Back position when Chizzy Dimude and Alex Green come to camp? That’s gonna be one crowded backfield. Wasn’t there also a high school RB too? Not to mention if Libre gets his extra year.

  77. warriorfanny2 April 16, 2009 1:12 pm

    Susan Boyle, just in case u missed it.

    Susan Boyle is the quintessential cinderella with the elephants face.
    The chaminade that met Virginia.
    The 47 year old unemployed spinister that made a cynical audience rise in ovation and a dispassionate and stoic simon, melt in a factous smile of approval and adulation.
    This is Susan Boyle, 16 million hits on YOUTube and growing.
    truly, inspirational…and worthy of sharing with a friend.

  78. G (China) April 16, 2009 1:13 pm

    Thanks Homey…

    It’s really nice to see Jesse come out and give a rallying call. He along with the OL he was a part of was the gold standard! Unity indeed!

  79. homey ℞ April 16, 2009 1:19 pm

    A-House – Last season in our section, for every home game except the last one, no one sat next to us. There were 2 empty seats to the left and right of us. So this season I am requesting 2 more seats since my son was too broke to buy his own seats.

  80. Stretch April 16, 2009 1:28 pm

    homey ℞:
    April 16th, 2009 at 1:19 pm
    A-House – Last season in our section, for every home game except the last one, no one sat next to us. There were 2 empty seats to the left and right of us. So this season I am requesting 2 more seats since my son was too broke to buy his own seats.

    can you pay for my two seats also??

  81. warriorfanny2 April 16, 2009 1:37 pm

    G, enjoyed it at capitol and was on twitter w texas, oakland DC and other national venues–kinda of exciting….great experience to share w great americans.
    it will make for better informed and more aware tax paying citizens.
    while 10% pay for over 70% of all tax revenues–only 50% pay taxes.
    someone is getting screwed with this new socialism.
    Did u enjoy John Rich’s new song–they’re shuttin detroit down.

  82. homey ℞ April 16, 2009 1:37 pm

    Stretch – I would but I don’t get nighttime differential for my daytime security job.

  83. Kazz April 16, 2009 1:42 pm

    Crusin’ around and found a link to:

    $2.9 Million for Les Murakami Stadium

    Written by KGMB9 News –
    April 16, 2009 12:37 PM

    Governor Linda Lingle has released $2,981,000 for improvements to women’s locker rooms and the Les Murakami Stadium at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.

    These projects are in addition to the $1.8 billion public infrastructure construction plan unveiled by Governor Lingle in December 2008 to stimulate the economy and create jobs.

    “University of Hawai’i infrastructure improvements remain a priority as we work to create a world-class institution for learning, research and athletics,” said Governor Lingle. “These projects will ensure comparable facilities for the women’s athletic program and enhance training opportunities for the men’s baseball team.”

    Women’s Locker Rooms – $2,595,000
    $2,595,000 will be used for the design, construction and equipment to create a new women’s locker room for the water polo team and renovate an existing women’s locker room for the women’s swimming and diving teams at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex. Additionally, an existing women’s locker room in the Athletics Complex will be renovated as part of this project.

    The total project cost is estimated to be $2,595,000. Design is scheduled to begin in June 2009 and be completed in December 2009. Construction is scheduled to begin in June 2010 and be completed in January 2011.

    Les Murakami Stadium – $386,000
    $386,000 will finance design, construction and equipment to expand the Les Murakami Stadium training room. Located under the spectator seating stands, the current training room is small and inadequate for training purposes. This project will make use of adjacent spaces that are currently underutilized to accommodate an enlarged training room for the men’s baseball team.

    The total project cost is estimated to be $386,000. Design is scheduled to begin in May 2009 and be completed in August 2009. Construction is scheduled to begin in December 2009 and be completed in April 2010.


  84. G (China) April 16, 2009 1:45 pm

    thank you for the link. it was indeed inspiring.

  85. Kazz April 16, 2009 1:45 pm


    Just looking at the headline is a bit deceiving as the majority of the money is going to the Duke Kahanamoku Complex.

  86. Garret April 16, 2009 1:46 pm


    That headline says “$2.9 Million for Les Murakami Stadium”, but actually only $386k of that money is for Murakami Stadium. Anyway, all facility improvements benefit UH Athletics.

  87. HiFlyer April 16, 2009 1:49 pm

    Happy Birthday to Wafan

  88. Garret April 16, 2009 1:49 pm

    To follow up the video that wf2 posted about Susan Boyle, Simon Cowell is reportedly already trying to get a record deal lined up for her:

    The 47-year-old Boyle, who says she has never been kissed, was catapulted into the spotlight after her rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” from the musical “Les Miserables,” on the television show “Britain’s Got Talent” at the weekend.

    Cowell is reportedly already trying to piece together a record deal for Boyle, an unemployed charity worker, who lives with her cat, Pebbles.

  89. A-House April 16, 2009 1:50 pm


    LMAO – on your # 80 and I know the feeling – thought you wanted to be “asocial” so you can use both arm rests for your GUNS!!!!!!

    Stretch: homey going pay for mine cause much less expensive than yours – hehe!

    told Mrs A-House if my shoulder heals, then all bets are off for craps come 9/09. Dang, my shoulder really acted up on the last trip and I could hardly throw the dice to the other end.

  90. homey ℞ April 16, 2009 1:53 pm

    Yea for the women’s athletic programs. I hope they don’t have problems putting this out to bid.

  91. A-House April 16, 2009 1:56 pm

    Susan Boyle has a “great voice” and taken back like others when I first viewed the tape, but never, ever judge a book by its cover. She carried each note with clairty, volume, and moved flawlessly from “range to range”. Truly, a great find from England!!!

    I wonder if its all natural or any voice lessons. Either way, she is a very talented lady and I hope she makes multi-millions of pounds ( US dollar very weak now world wide ).

  92. Kazz April 16, 2009 1:57 pm


    Yeah I noticed that too after the fact. I just cut and pasted the headline and article from KGMB.

    But yeah this is good news considering all the difficulties and the budget cuts to UH as a whole that are going to happen soon. 🙁

    At first my heart kinda skipped a beat thinking the money was a HUGE step forward in matching the 5 million dollar donation from the Clarence TC Ching Foundation for completion of the Clarence TC Ching Athletic Complex, but this is not something to sneeze at either.

    No doubt there will be a fair share of narrow-minded individuals that will complain as to what programs are receiving this money, but they must not forget that is a benefit to the department and a GIFT for those student athletes that should have the resources available to perform at the highest level possible.

  93. LizKauai [UNITE AND CONQUER] April 16, 2009 1:58 pm

    Yacht, eh? hmmm … no miniferry for Kauai ,,, (barf…) Although that WOULD take care of my accommodations and eliminate the need for a condo… hmmm.

    Susan Boyle- yes very cool. Gives us all hope that dreams can come true if you work hard and refine the things you love to do. She is far from elephant-faced, however.

    chawan_cut… awesome lego creation. Whatchoo been up to lately, speaking of talents?

    Garret, Ronnie and LoCal folks… more 411 required on the CC- and pix???

    m-homey- I renewed my regular tix and requested blue or rail seats near where we were last year. So either way, I’ll have an extra seat for each game in case anyone drops in for a visit :mrgreen:

  94. homey ℞ April 16, 2009 1:59 pm

    A-House – Guns? That’s just layers of accumulated fat. But then again it is nice to use both arm rests and just take all the space I need. Plus there was no one in front of us so we could put are feet up too! And yes Stretch my legs could reach the chairs in front of us!!! 😆

  95. madeinhawaii April 16, 2009 2:01 pm

    Hmmm… ya guys think this release of funds for the Athletic Department is just coincidental to Bolla’s suit? Or in response to it?

  96. Kazz April 16, 2009 2:02 pm

    I never cared for the whole “American Idol” stuff or those “reality TV” competitions on TV, but when I saw Susan Boyle’s story on the KGMB 9 news last night, I was amazed!

    I mean this woman can sing and I beleive they mentioned that she lives alone with no family and is unemployed. She may not have the “look” or whatever, but if you wanna get down to the nitty gritty of vocal talent, then she’s got it. I had chicken skin watching the crowd go nuts and the judges looking speechless. Damn, they could of just ended the competition right then and there!

    I have no idea where one can watch the show she is on, but I hope she takes it all.

  97. madeinhawaii April 16, 2009 2:02 pm

    On the positive spin, the requests had to be in a long time ago for the Governor to release the funds in that direction today.

  98. MeiLing April 16, 2009 2:04 pm


    You’ve got mail!

  99. homey ℞ April 16, 2009 2:06 pm

    mih – Nah, I’d say it was a chance happening. But I bet eBolla will make a big deal out of it.

  100. Kazz April 16, 2009 2:08 pm


    That sounds about right. I remember when JD took office at Manoa, he did mention upgrading the baseball locker rooms.

    But as for the existing women’s locker rooms (located on the 1st floor of the athletic complex right below Gym 2), I thought they did quite a bit of work there this past year or so. I remember walking by and seeing posters up mentioning construction work being done on them during 2008. Maybe this is supplementary work?

  101. Garret April 16, 2009 2:08 pm


    I go by the “what is said at a CC stays at a CC” rule. I will say that it was great to talk with Ronnie again, I was really happy to get to see Pauoa Boy’s family again, and it was nice seeing Brian and Layton. Lots of others couldn’t make it due to work or personal commitments, but it was a nice gathering.

    One of the first things we always talk about before the season begins is which games we’ll be able to make it to this season. It sounds like our Southern California chapter will be well represented at the Washington State, UNLV, and SJSU, with some attending other road games too.

    I tried the mix plate, but I think the ono plate I had last time was better. The spicy soup was awesome…I can’t believe I never tried that before! Lori hadn’t been to Ono Ono before and she definitely wants to go back.

  102. homey ℞ April 16, 2009 2:09 pm

    Kazz – You gotta watch last season’s runner up. Just a 6 year-old girl!

  103. warriorfanny2 April 16, 2009 2:14 pm

    “The bailout’s come and gone and I still cant get a loan–
    we need a rescue plan to save the common man”.

    ….anonymous twitter message on tea party day

  104. warriorfanny2 April 16, 2009 2:16 pm

    G, enjoyed it at capitol and was on twitter w texas, oakland DC and other national venues–kinda of exciting….great experience to share w great americans.
    it will make for better informed and more aware tax paying citizens.
    while 10% pay for over 70% of all tax revenues–only 50% pay taxes.
    someone is getting screwed with this new socialism.
    Did u enjoy John Rich’s new song–they’re shuttin detroit down.

  105. warriorfanny2 April 16, 2009 2:24 pm

    naturally, while the folks at Fox were spouting about their tea, the bottom-feeders at MSNBC were funnin and using the grammar to make it a verb–teabaggin–lol…now, that is what you call ballz!

  106. homey ℞ April 16, 2009 2:24 pm

    wf2 – Maybe that anonymous twitterer has bad credit.

  107. homey ℞ April 16, 2009 2:28 pm

    MLiz – If MeiLing can send you mail then so can I.

  108. warriorfanny2 April 16, 2009 2:31 pm

    homey, if that dont fit than, try on a pair of John Rich shoes,

    “Now I see all these big shots whining on my evening news
    About how their losing billions and its up to me and you
    To come running to the rescue
    Well, pardon me if I dont shed a tear
    There selling make believe and we dont buy that here
    Because in the real world their shuttin Detroit down”.

    “While the boss man takes his bonus paid jets on out of town
    DCs bailing out them bankers as the farmers auction ground
    Yeah, while there living up on Wall Street in that New York City town
    Here in the real world their shuttin Detroit down”

  109. Garret April 16, 2009 2:34 pm

    This news was already posted at the end of yesterday’s blog, but I don’t think that the article was posted.

    Graham Rowley, a 6-foot-4, 265 pound defensive end at Waialua, Haw., gave his pledge to Bronco Mendenhall to sign with BYU as part of the class of 2010 on Wednesday.

    Rowley has scholarship offers from Hawaii, Stanford, SMU, Washington and Colorado and was being recruited by UCLA and Oregon.

    Rowley’s father and mother both attended BYU. His grandfather, Howard Rowley, works a block from BYU’s practice facility and also graduated from BYU.

  110. warriorfanny2 April 16, 2009 2:35 pm

    good to hear the wahine getting $2.6 m for their showers….
    the dirty Q remains, how much did they get for soap?

  111. warriorfanny2 April 16, 2009 2:41 pm

    Rowley is a good kid, but we dont need him–hang on folkz,
    MAC is playing it tight to his vest this time–dont wanna tip da blood-suckin poachers…..shhhhhh.

  112. warriorfanny2 April 16, 2009 2:44 pm

    here’s a hint, how many UH coaches know how to tweet-tweet-sweet-tweeter-do?

  113. homey ℞ April 16, 2009 2:53 pm

    How many UH coaches can sing like a bird?

  114. warriorfanny2 April 16, 2009 2:55 pm

    BYU has white,
    they have brown,
    but no one from inner city towns.

    BYU is big,
    they have size indeed,
    sorry Y, you dont have speed.

    BYU has Pollies,
    they do the haka,
    so do we but they aint kaka.

  115. LizKauai [UNITE AND CONQUER] April 16, 2009 3:01 pm

    Garret- mahalo! It was really the FUUD I was concerned about 😆

    Willie Grace!

  116. warriorfanny2 April 16, 2009 3:29 pm

    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, an Obama-leftist, has issued a report about returning war veterans that has angered military veterans.

    The intelligence assessment issued to law enforcement last week said some military veterans could be susceptible to extremist recruiters or commit lone acts of violence. That prompted angry reactions from some lawmakers and veterans’ groups.

    Geez, so we send our men and woman overseas to fight against terrorism to protect fellow Americans, only to come home to be profiled as a danger to commit terror on the very people we fought to protect?

    What kind of sick-left-mindset is that?

    Look, take da bitch on an Afghanistan LRP and drop her off in a OBL-cave.

    Hoo-RAH for our vets and God Bless them all!

  117. koakane™ April 16, 2009 3:32 pm

    mahalo to jsapolu for sharing some motivational and inspirational guidance to the 09 warriors.

    now if what pride once alluded to could happen more often a solid foundation for warrior football tradition could really be in place. today sapolu, next week satele followed by nua, noga’s, amosa’s, vaioleti and so on. past warriors giving their mano about what it means to play warrior ball. first step taken today I pray many to follow.

    good afternoon gang. hope you all having a good day.

  118. sjmacro April 16, 2009 3:33 pm

    observations from today’s practice:
    Service team practiced punt coverage/receiving. I guess we expect to see more rugby style kicking. Big drop off in long snapper consistency from last year.
    Rolo still has the arm, going side by side with the qbs to show how it’s done. When a receiver didn’t make a catch of Rolo’s pass, Coach Stutzman piped up “Back in the day that was a one-handed grab.”

  119. warriorfanny2 April 16, 2009 3:43 pm

    dont expect to see rugby-style punting anytime soon, not with an aussie comin to town that takes air out of the pigskin with every boot.
    besides, that’s a Duane Akina trademark and he is coaching the longhorns.
    RE: longsnappin, Jake’s bro will be rollin into manoa soon and the coconut says it’s all in the genes….and that includes work-ethos.

  120. sjmacro April 16, 2009 3:52 pm

    wf2: I don’t think we’ll do rugby style either. The exercise seemed to be more for the rushing and blocking for the returner. Besides, our two guys were not very good at it.

  121. SteveM April 16, 2009 4:04 pm

    Re: Susan Boyle

    I echo Kazz’s reaction (#95) and A-House’s #90. Similarly reminded me of a cruise when I saw what I thought was a teenager with a face that looked my age (well, she was my age) climb out of the pool. Turned out she and her husband were the premiere night club “band”…and they specialized in 50-70’s songs. The nightly audience would sing and dance with them. Even Peaches almost got up to dance. 🙂

    The best and most entertaining cruise we ever had–went to the forward night club lounge every night they played. We all sang along and danced. Now we do karaoke I suppose, but I thought that the female singer could have won American Idol if it existed 30 years ago. Almost booked a cruise based on what ship they were going to be on next.

  122. vballfan1 April 16, 2009 4:18 pm

    Stephen any news on who is applying to be the new mens volleyball coach?
    Are Mike Sealy, Mark Presho, Scott Wong and Allen Allen really applying and who else have you heard about?

  123. chawan_cut April 16, 2009 4:27 pm

    found a pic for jason.
    sorry, its kinda mean. like the lego yamato, i didn’t it.

  124. Kazz April 16, 2009 4:33 pm


    Mike Sealy? Really? Well… why the heck not? I was just assuming he’d be one to look to fill Dave Shoji’s shoes when that day does come.

    Not to digress but, can you imagine what it will be like to have to take over the Wahine program when Coach Shoji retires? Coach Wilton’s body of work ain’t no slouch, but the truth remains that there will be massive public interest in who takes over the Wahine program when Coach Shoji’s time is up. It may not rival that of the search for June Jones’ successor, but it could be close as while the Wahine have yet to return to a Final Four, they remain a draw every season.

  125. chawan_cut April 16, 2009 4:33 pm

    my english is as bad as my math.
    i didn’t make it.

  126. koakane™ April 16, 2009 4:36 pm

    jerry 😀 mahalo for the supa pics. helps when no can make to da practices.

  127. koakane™ April 16, 2009 4:40 pm

    kazz, thinks there will be a least a dozen of his ex wahine players that could take over the program and keep it going. one tita wahine come to mind already and would not give up on ex assistant charlie wade. but dave will be surely missed.

  128. Kazz April 16, 2009 4:41 pm

    RE: The search for the Men’s Volleyball Head Coach.

    While ST previously commented that it seems as if the committee isn’t completely set with the notion of a “nation-wide” search I think they should go “balls out” and give the Men’s Volleyball program one good shot in the arm.

    I previously mentioned before that it seems like the NCAA is looking over the shoulder of Division I men’s volleyball and looking to cut it loose if the economic forecast remains shady. So with that in mind let’s give it one good effort and grab the best possible guy to take this program close to what it once was because the reality of having things return to what it exactly was is not exactly a realistic view, but win enough games and it can get close.

    If the NCAA wants to oust men’s volleyball across the country, let’s go down with a big “F**K YOU” to them!!! 😈

  129. Committed Road Warrior April 16, 2009 4:43 pm


    I guess I should be the first person to admit that I completely got that math-kine joke.

    Back into hiding…..

  130. Committed Road Warrior April 16, 2009 4:45 pm

    I got “that” particular math joke, but keep ’em coming and at least it’ll bring me back to normalcy since I probably won’t get those.

  131. letsgowarriors April 16, 2009 4:51 pm

    just saw bradley’s catch that leila filmed…siiiick catch. hes a stridder.

  132. warriorfanny2 April 16, 2009 4:55 pm

    Farewell to a legend, John Madden.

    After 30 years in the booth, Madden’s down-to-earth enthusiasm secured him as a boob-tube icon and pioneer of NFL video games.
    John Madden retired today.

    eh, Madden loved our Colt, and he will be missed.

  133. warriorfanny2 April 16, 2009 5:02 pm

    lgw, ok,
    bradley has da stride,
    but can he snatch it high-in-a-crowd,
    and change the tide?

    If he does, we are in business,
    if our OLine,
    gives Greg1 the time.

  134. letsgowarriors April 16, 2009 5:12 pm

    catching a ball over the middle is a whole another game. how will he do sitting in the window behind the LB and in front of the safety?

  135. Kazz April 16, 2009 5:18 pm


    April 16th, 2009 at 4:40 pm
    kazz, thinks there will be a least a dozen of his ex wahine players that could take over the program and keep it going. one tita wahine come to mind already and would not give up on ex assistant charlie wade. but dave will be surely missed.

    I know but can you imagine the kind of expectations the fans will have for whoever the new coach will eventually be?

    I mean everyone was on eggshells after JJ left, but you can attribute the added heat after a historic season and a controversial AD at the time.

    I still feel that while Warrior Football has been the money machine and is the highest regarded program at Manoa, the Wahine Volleyball Program is like the quiet crown jewel of UH athletics.

    People may not feel it now and when the time comes a lot of people will realize that they toke Dave Shoji and all the conference titles and NCAA tourney appearances for granted should the transition not be so smooth at first.

    People go to a Wahine Volleyball match to expect a win as much as they expect to see that Jack In The Box blimp flying around at halftime. IF things aren’t so smooth when the transition comes then it might get ugly.

    I mean we all saw and read how impatient people got and we all had our share of complaints about the football team’s struggles last season and that was one season removed from a GREAT 2007 and 2006 run. Imagine what the backlash may be after a shakey start to a season from a volleyball program that has been top notch for 20+ seasons?

    This is all hypothetical of course and who knows, maybe the next coach for the Wahine will just be able to pick up where Coach Shoji left off, but we’ve seen the ugly side of Hawaii fans.. the real DUMB and UGLY side… 🙄

  136. warriorfanny2 April 16, 2009 5:21 pm

    malcolm lane came with speed.
    JJ wanted him to take the lead.
    But, now we know, there is more to need,
    If we expect a receiver to do his deed.

  137. d1島 April 16, 2009 5:38 pm

    …wondering about a rhyme about the color of the QB’s practice jersey?

  138. Kazz April 16, 2009 5:41 pm

    I think I am late in saying this (just saw the article just now), but my prayers and well wishes go out to the Carney Ohana.

    Sean, you did your dad, your family and the UH fans proud! You will go far in life.

  139. Kazz April 16, 2009 5:43 pm


    April 16th, 2009 at 5:38 pm
    …wondering about a rhyme about the color of the QB’s practice jersey?

    My shirt stay red,
    no hit me or I gon knock yo okole dead,
    fo real dis time,
    i no can finish… because I no can rhyme…

    Ho! Dats one manapua short of a decent poem!!!


  140. Kazz April 16, 2009 5:48 pm


    My shirt stay red,
    no hit me or I gon knock yo okole dead,
    fo real dis time,
    i no can finish… because I no can rhyme…

    ST or Leila,

    Is there a chance you can get Greg Alexander to say this on camera? 😆

  141. koakane™ April 16, 2009 5:53 pm


    agree with you and as we know there is only one answer to that question ………. just win babe. but looking at the other side of the coin. there needs to be a person the fans will loved, respect, and will follow similar to mac and nash. the program will slide but not deep enough that it will crash. wilton was a good pick up from rosehill as june was for von o-fer thirteen. we are still Hawaii and are deeply set in our ways as to what we see as leader and movtivators. we either with you or not.

    last night I watch the John Burns story. the many people who believed in what he wanted for hawaii was amazing. till today some 40 or so years latter they still gather to celebrate and talk about his deeds. this is the only way I see that come closest to how people of hawaii will reacts to UH coachers.


  142. warriorfanny2 April 16, 2009 5:54 pm

    d1, just for u brah:

    Ever been to cooke’s grassy knoll?
    its the field where warriors like to troll.
    And if you see them dressed in green,
    watch out, they’re freeking mean!
    Should you see them wearing white,
    they are sleeping, dont wake da impolite.

    Now, should you see one wearing a orangy-yellow,
    you can bet, they’re handsome and mellow.

  143. d1島 April 16, 2009 6:04 pm

    Uhhhh…nice try guys.
    I tink most would say the QB’s wear orange. Good Luck!

  144. Kazz April 16, 2009 6:18 pm


    April 16th, 2009 at 6:04 pm
    Uhhhh…nice try guys.
    I tink most would say the QB’s wear orange. Good Luck!

    Ladies and gentlemen, I just revealed how color blind I am.

  145. chawan_cut April 16, 2009 6:20 pm

    kazz, did you see my maui pics? the others thought they saw a ref that resembled you. did you sneak over to maui without telling us??

  146. wafan April 16, 2009 6:27 pm

    Whoo-hoo!!! Good dinner at, of all places, IHOP. The best parts were watching the kids and the Balloon Man interacting., and not having to listen to complete strangers sing the Birthday Song. It was absolutely hilarious to watch the kids’ faces as the Balloon Man produced these slick animals and other things. The squeals and laughter were priceless!

    Thank you, everyone, for the birthday wishes! Really appreciate the thoughts.

    Now, what about those mbb recruits?!?!?!

  147. SteveM April 16, 2009 6:31 pm

    chawan_cut — 287 (?) Maui football pix…and maybe Kazz as a ref? 😐

    I was wondering if any Tsai-kos got in front of your camera… 😕 🙂

  148. madeinhawaii April 16, 2009 6:42 pm


    Like I wrote in the SH forum regarding the BB LOI. I just hope that so called “paper work” that Coach Nash needed to deal with that held up the announcement as Liz Chun put it isn’t his resume.

    I hope he has a few really nice surprises to announce at the banquet so that ST can report it..

  149. chawan_cut April 16, 2009 6:47 pm

    stevem, yeah. go look. i think i got one of ref-kazz.

  150. curveball April 16, 2009 6:48 pm

    Any plans for Sat. Scrimmage??????

  151. Stretch April 16, 2009 6:48 pm

    Curveball – i think there will probably be a few of us going to watch the scrimmage at 3 then walk over to the baseball game when pau.

  152. madeinhawaii April 16, 2009 6:50 pm

    I want to see what Coach Nash can do with the kind of player-personnel he feels he needs. It’s hard to judge a coach who hasn’t had the time or opportunity (lack of schollies to dish out)to get all his ducks-in-a-row yet.

  153. Kazz April 16, 2009 6:56 pm

    Me on Maui? Sorry but twasnt’ I…

    Stuck at work and then visited the softball game on Saturday.

  154. layson April 16, 2009 7:01 pm

    michelle wie shoots 1 under par today and stands at 7 over total based on reports i have read. today was the last day of the tourney, her score got better each day and maybe this will help her next week at the corona championship in michoacan, mexico.

  155. Ralph April 16, 2009 7:04 pm

    what scrimmage are you all writing about…I see a coaches clinic this saturday at UH on their schedule

  156. Stretch April 16, 2009 7:05 pm

    Ralph – after the coaches clinic, the team will have a practice/scrimmage starting at 3pm.

  157. Jason April 16, 2009 7:34 pm

    If there ever was a time for me to have some guri guri (or anything dairy), it’s now. I’ve never had a bad meal from Phuket Thai until now. Okay, the dish was very good, but somewhere between my order and my plate, my “medium” eggplant turned into “super spicy” eggplant. Yikes! I’m in pain right now …

    chawan_cut: Haha, I’ve seen the cartoon before, but I like the commentary at the bottom. 🙂

    BTW, I was talking with friends today, and we commented how lame one of my best friends can be—I realized, you two are perfect for each other! She’s 21, starting at JABSOM soon, and pretty good looking. She’s already talking about starting a lame family! 😀

  158. chawan_cut April 16, 2009 8:07 pm

    did you spell your name wrong Jason?

  159. Stephen Tsai April 16, 2009 8:07 pm

    I went to Chinatown today for the first time in probably a decade. And, I’m like, where did this park pop up?

  160. Stretch April 16, 2009 8:09 pm

    April 16th, 2009 at 7:34 pm
    BTW, I was talking with friends today, and we commented how lame one of my best friends can be—I realized, you two are perfect for each other! She’s 21, starting at JABSOM soon, and pretty good looking. She’s already talking about starting a lame family!

    who you talking about, Kelli??

  161. chawan_cut April 16, 2009 8:13 pm

    i wonder what the scoops are for the basketball recruits.

  162. Stretch April 16, 2009 8:15 pm

    cc – i thought you was the bball junkie?? how come you never go to the banquet tonight??

  163. chawan_cut April 16, 2009 8:15 pm

    don’t pass up your chances!

  164. Stretch April 16, 2009 8:17 pm

    cc – girl up and go for it!!

  165. chawan_cut April 16, 2009 8:18 pm

    i’m being a bad fan this year. or cheap.

  166. Jason April 16, 2009 8:20 pm

    JABSOM = John A. Burns School of Medicine

    No, it’s not Kelli (she’s nowhere near lame!). And I’m trying to help chawan_cut here. Someday, they can raise a wonderfully lame family together. 😀

  167. At the Banquet April 16, 2009 8:22 pm

    Nash has guaranteed 18 wins next year

  168. LizKauai [iMac] DISCIPLINE April 16, 2009 8:22 pm

    Jason- eat cucumbers to settle da tummy and da mouf.

  169. Jason April 16, 2009 8:24 pm

    But I don’t like cucumbers …

    Going to grab some Tums for this heartburn.

    And dang it, I said I want 20 wins. I gotta win my bet with Ralph. 😀

  170. chawan_cut April 16, 2009 8:27 pm

    i don’t have a fancy phone anyways. i wouldn’t be able to update here with the news.
    thanks jason. btw, the irug irug was just as good tonight as the last 2 nights.

  171. chawan_cut April 16, 2009 8:28 pm

    but looks like we have an attendee there that’s giving us the scoops.
    thanks anonymous fan!

  172. At the Banquet April 16, 2009 8:29 pm

    Dwain Williams – Providence is IN!!

  173. At the Banquet April 16, 2009 8:31 pm

    Jeremy Lay – Northern Okalhoma College

  174. Stretch April 16, 2009 8:32 pm

    Good to hear that Dwain Williams has signed. I was getting a little worried. I wonder if it will “help” Flemmings decide to stay??

  175. chawan_cut April 16, 2009 8:32 pm

    wait, Jeremy Lay is going to N. Ok College? Or is that where he’s coming from?

  176. At the Banquet April 16, 2009 8:35 pm

    Lay is from N OK College.

  177. chawan_cut April 16, 2009 8:36 pm

    thanks! i double checked too.
    did he commit as well?!?

  178. At the Banquet April 16, 2009 8:37 pm

    Lay is in

  179. chawan_cut April 16, 2009 8:38 pm

    At the Banquet
    you made my night!!!!

  180. At the Banquet April 16, 2009 8:38 pm

    Sounds like those are the only 2 for now who are signed

  181. Stretch April 16, 2009 8:40 pm

    cc – I wonder if ATB is a female?? maybe you get chance??

  182. LizKauai [iMac] DISCIPLINE April 16, 2009 8:44 pm

    Jason- ono MidEastern salad good for the tummy:

    Plain yogurt
    Cucumbers- peeled and seeded and salted a little.
    dill weed

    Drain and rinse cucumbers, slice into thin strips, add to yogurt and add dill to taste. Proportions are your choice. More yogurt is better.
    Great with meats or by itself.

  183. LizKauai [iMac] DISCIPLINE April 16, 2009 8:45 pm

    curveball- jm2375 and I are going to the MVB Game Saturday night.

  184. d1島 April 16, 2009 8:45 pm

    I don’t wanna know which way “irug irug” goes in! 😈

    Mahalo At the Banquet!
    (are you related to At the Hop?)

  185. chawan_cut April 16, 2009 8:56 pm

    guri guri
    i don’t think anyone is that lame enough for chance.

  186. d1島 April 16, 2009 8:56 pm


    U get mail

  187. madeinhawaii April 16, 2009 9:05 pm

    Lay and Williams were the key players that Nash was after. Now he had two more scholie to offer… hopefully he’s got some under the radar type players ready to commit. He seems to be paying his cards close to his chest so I wouldn’t be surprised if he pulls a rabbit or two out of his breast pocket.

  188. BG April 16, 2009 9:06 pm

    A BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY wish for WAFAN…our intrepid bruddah in the Pacific Northwest. CHEERS my friend…and well deserved!

  189. Garret April 16, 2009 9:07 pm

    David Veikune was mentioned in this article about possible Dallas Cowboy draft picks for OLB in their 3-4 D.

    The Cowboys have their eyes on several hybrid players. Richmond’s Lawrence Sidbury, Western Illinois’ Jason Williams, Ohio State’s Marcus Freeman and Northern Illinois’ Larry English are among the national prospects visiting Valley Ranch this week. They also had Texas Tech’s Brandon Williams in for their Dallas Day workout.

    Then there are guys like Cincinnati’s Connor Barwin, who is likely to be picked before the Cowboys’ top selection (No. 51 overall), Hawaii’s David Veikune and Connecticut’s Cody Brown.

  190. Garret April 16, 2009 9:08 pm

    It must have been a great feeling for Coach Nash to get to break the news about the two recruits at the banquet…and I’m sure the people at the banquet were happy for him (and a little relieved).

  191. chawan_cut April 16, 2009 9:08 pm

    yeah, nash has to plan for the future too. sure we didn’t have any seniors this year, because they were all juniors. we’ll have a ton next year.

  192. Garret April 16, 2009 9:08 pm

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

    The Taliban is preventing polio vaccinations again in Afghanistan–the last time they prevented the vaccinations a lot of children died or were crippled for life due to polio.

  193. Garret April 16, 2009 9:09 pm

    Study found that a catastrophic rise in sea levels is a “distinct possibility” this century.

  194. Garret April 16, 2009 9:09 pm

    Seals and robotic mini submarines are helping researchers study the effects of global warming in polar regions.

  195. Garret April 16, 2009 9:10 pm

    Physicist solved the fermion puzzle, resulting in a strontium clock 50% more accurate than last year, so it would neither gain nor lose 1 second in more than 300 million years. This method will make atomic clocks even more accurate than they normally are.

  196. warriorfanny2 April 16, 2009 9:10 pm

    Nevada stays on top of WAC.
    The wolfpack (6-2) defeated visiting NMSU (5-4), 11-5, today @ pecolle park.
    The 4-game conference series resumes play tomorrow.
    SAC St (1-3) is @ Hawaii (4-3) and FSU (2-2) travels to Ruston to face LaT (1-7).
    SJSU (5-3) is WAC-idle.

    WAC Standing–week #3

    1. NEV 6-2
    2. SJSU 5-3
    3. NMSU 5-4
    4. HAW 4-3
    5. FSU 2-2
    6. SAC 1-3
    7. LaT 1-7

  197. Garret April 16, 2009 9:10 pm

    Village 25 miles from London has decided that they will deal with speeders by not fixing their potholes in their roads. They feel that not fixing the potholes is cheaper than installing speed bumps.

  198. Garret April 16, 2009 9:10 pm

    Free play links pau.

  199. Garret April 16, 2009 9:15 pm

    Are there any APR worries for Coach Nash? Sometimes players transferring out can result in a program being penalized a scholarship, which means he might not have as many scholarships available as it would seem.

  200. Stretch April 16, 2009 9:18 pm

    Nash will need to bring in two freshmen or else we will have too many upperclassmen. In two years, we will be back to nothing.

  201. jm2375 April 16, 2009 9:21 pm

    Stretch, the instigatah. (#158)

  202. madeinhawaii April 16, 2009 9:22 pm


    For Nash, that future might be more immediate than long-term. He needs to get to winning form within the next two seasons. Only ‘that’ will give him more years at the helm. That’s not a whole lot of time to turn things around. I wish him all the success, though. I’d love to see him show everyone how a coach who came up through the ranks as a player at UH can succeed. We need more coaches who have come full circle at UH.

  203. chawan_cut April 16, 2009 9:27 pm

    he’s always instahgatin’

  204. Stretch April 16, 2009 9:30 pm

    cc – no be upset because i am trying to hook you up.

  205. d1島 April 16, 2009 9:31 pm

    A 42-foot rise in sea level? Maybe even moving the Tsaikogate to the top picnic site might not be enough!

    …I guess that’s the ups and downs of speeding abatement. 🙄

  206. Jason April 16, 2009 9:37 pm

    I love yogurt. Don’t care for cucumbers. 🙂

    Okay, I’m all better now. Especially with the news that those two signed. Yes! Thanks ATB!

    And darn it, I still don’t know which one to go to on Saturday. Can go to men’s volleyball and watch Wilton’s last match, or go to baseball. I’m leaning toward volleyball, though. After all, it’s free for students! 🙂

  207. LizKauai [iMac] DISCIPLINE April 16, 2009 9:51 pm

    Garret- potholes are very effective speed deterrents. You don’t see people sipping around Pakala or Kaumakani camps! 😆

  208. LizKauai [iMac] DISCIPLINE April 16, 2009 9:51 pm

    Jason- gotta be MVB!

  209. Jason April 16, 2009 9:54 pm

    There seems to be more interest from the Tsai-kos for baseball, though. Too bad we can’t do both!

  210. d1島 April 16, 2009 9:56 pm

    You coming over in time to watch FB practice/scrimmage? Or even early enuf for Coaches’ Clinic? (Eh, al! It could happen!)

  211. d1島 April 16, 2009 10:01 pm


    U get mail…

  212. chawan_cut April 16, 2009 10:08 pm

    i not upset

  213. al ™ April 16, 2009 10:51 pm

    lucky you live oahu….

    really. so i get thru w/my last appt tonight at 9:30 pm. of course i am famished by then. i walk up to a thai restaurant seeing that the open sign is on, a twinkle develops in my right eye.

    just as i approach the entrance, yup, all the lights go out.

    the only two places open are wendy’s and burger king, two high fat, high chloestrol joint. i pick wendy’s since it has been decades. i purchase a grilled chicken breast, possibly the worst in my life.

    sidenote, fortunately i did veer to kta market for some poke and kettle chips and abc store for one large foster’s.

    where’s the zippy’s when you need one!!!!!

    …nuff said

  214. al ™ April 16, 2009 10:52 pm

    d1…where is my mail?

  215. al ™ April 16, 2009 10:53 pm

    mih….i have to disagree with you. i think nash has only one more year to win and yes he needs to put up 18 wins. he is right about that.

  216. Kekoa April 16, 2009 11:11 pm

    Al ~ Remember, “The Kitchen” on Maui is open Mon-Sat. On Sunday the sign states very simply…No Can.

    For what it’s worth…the *Triple Threat Team* of Tsaiko Tasting Travelers highly recommend “Ruby’s Diner” near the Maui Beach Hotel on your next business trip to Maui.

  217. jm2375 April 16, 2009 11:13 pm

    al – where are you tonight?

  218. Kekoa April 16, 2009 11:16 pm

    Before I head off to dream land, I just want to let Colomaohana know that her Uncle’s turn of events has prompted another round of healing prayers to her and her Ohana. Keep the faith my dear, your Keiki will follow your lead.

  219. SteveM April 16, 2009 11:17 pm

    I thought KTA stores was on the Big Island.

    al ™:
    April 16th, 2009 at 10:52 pm
    d1…where is my mail?


    awww heck, “No Comment”….

  220. Kekoa April 16, 2009 11:18 pm

    jm ~ I think he is still on Oahu, I’m just prepping him for his next island hop to Maui, so he won’t be caught short again.

  221. Jason April 16, 2009 11:18 pm

    Kekoa: Since when get KTA on Maui? 😀

    jm2375: I’m going to guess … Kailua-Kona. (I think only get one Wendy’s on the island.)

  222. Cindy-cenn April 16, 2009 11:24 pm

    Happy Birthday to Wafan!
    C_C, that lego ship was so impressive!

    LizK – I agree with you–find a condo on this rock LOL!
    Susan Boyle– amazing that she was not discovered sooner. So many cried upon watching her for the first time.

  223. al ™ April 17, 2009 12:12 am

    zzzzzzzz…..oh, oh, sorry i dozed off.

    well, yah, i am in kona. the town closes down by 9:30 pm.

    perhaps we should open a 24 hour diner here. do you think they are ready for this?

    oh, and yes. get one kta on maui.

  224. MeiLing April 17, 2009 12:15 am

    OK, I’m turning in for the night. Pau with hula tonight. Goom-night (as my Dad would say…)

    See you guys Sat. at practice.

    MsLiz: You going?

  225. al ™ April 17, 2009 12:16 am

    at the banquet…….hmmm. a tsaikette told me she was going to the banquet. i wonder if it were she?

  226. LizKauai [iMac] DISCIPLINE April 17, 2009 12:16 am

    Nitey Nite and Sweet Healing Prayers and Warriors Dreams ka kou!

  227. al ™ April 17, 2009 12:21 am

    kekoa…..did you try cupid’s diner on kamehameha ave? good comfort food and they load it up. i think every lunch is about two pounds heavy.

    a very good place to grind em but, still paradise mkt’s filipino food is number one. they serve a lot of stuff that rob25 would not partake of. you know, they serve an array of pig parts and innards.

  228. wafan April 17, 2009 3:27 am

    Finally, happy Aloha Friday to all!

  229. wafan April 17, 2009 3:31 am

    A lot of negative reaction by both UW and WSU students to the news of moving the Apple Cup to Qwest Field each Thanksgiving weekend. Lots of worry about traditions disappearing, the loss of a home field advantage for WSU, . . . all of the usual college game day experience kinds of things.

    If those who are going to make the decision listen to the fans the deal will not happen. But then, since when have any of those kinds of people ever really listened to the fans?

    As someone used to say a year or so ago, “follow the money”.

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  231. brew808 April 17, 2009 3:48 am


    Happy Aloha Friday to all! Spring practice, Basebaru or MVB…. heck, I wish I had to make that tough choice…. 🙁 😯 😆

  232. brew808 April 17, 2009 3:52 am

    Hey…. Ferd is back! Yay! 😀 😯 😆

  233. brew808 April 17, 2009 3:59 am

    I’m enjoying ST little focus stories on individual players. I hope it continues throughout the summer, covering all the players. 🙂

    Re: Tinoco – “switching majors, from civil engineering to business, with an emphasis on accounting.”

    Hmmmmm….. guess Stretch didn’t get to counsel him on marketing…. 🙄 😯 😆

  234. brew808 April 17, 2009 4:01 am

    😳 #231 – … ST‘s little focus stories…. 😳

  235. brew808 April 17, 2009 4:08 am

    I hope there’s a full house and vocal crowd to cheer the MVB team to victory on Saturday. The team needs it. The Senior players (esp. Carney) earned it. The young players need the encouragement. And Coach Wilton deserves to close out his distinquished career with a W!!! 😀 😯 😆

  236. brew808 April 17, 2009 4:13 am

    Re: basebaru – Sac State Hornets may have stingers…. that’s why the ‘bow need to swat them down early, and bury them! IMHO 😀 😯 😆

  237. myki April 17, 2009 4:20 am

    Good morning to all!!

    A belated Happy Birthday to Wafan! Hope the weather is improving up there. sj and I are still trying to figure out a way to get to as many events as possible this weekend. We have MVB tonight, FB scrimmage at 3 tomorrow, walk over for BB and possibly leave BB for MVB at 7. Maybe the BB game will still be on after MVB, I think its a double header, and we can walk over for the ending of the BB game. Whew, I get tired just thinking about it. I guess we’ll play it be ear.

    Hope everybody has a great Aloha Friday and a super weekend!!

  238. Bulla April 17, 2009 4:22 am

    aloha Tsaikos from brrrrrrrr Ogden Utah,

    we came up here for the Letterman’s Banquet and also the Spring Scrimmage tomorrow. The Beast is taking care of business, received his jacket and also a lot of rave reviews from the coaching staff. Andre Dyson, former NFL star is very personable and has a great family.

    Cameron Higgins rec’d Offensive Player of the Year award, with his record season last year. I will have to share the video sometime of the 2009 highlights, some really nice clips.

    UH O line and D line looks as though they have been working hard at perfecting their craft. This summer will be a good indicator of the anticipated future success. I look for the Warriors to go 8-4 or better this season.

    April 25 is right around the corner and i look forward to seeing everyone. Anty Lyn will be in Maui for 2 funerals so i’ll be flying solo in my portuguese Hummer……haha

    Be safe 🙂

  239. Kekoa April 17, 2009 5:59 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko’s!

    Bulla ~ My condolences to Anty Lyn’s ohana.


    ➡ Don’t take your guns to town son…leave your guns at home.

    ➡ Safe travels in the Pocho Hummah! (is it submersable?).

    ➡ Ogden, is that *City Slicker Saloon* still open for business?

    ➡ See ya at the Warrior Bowl T-gate!

  240. d1島 April 17, 2009 6:06 am

    Great Morning All!

    Nice reading about the improvements that the Bradley and Tinoco are making. It’s going to be tough getting PT at receiver next season.

    Great to hear about The Beast getting some recognition. Keep making memories!

  241. Kekoa April 17, 2009 6:11 am

    Goo Morning Myki!

    I can schmell da coffee all da way out here on da ceded lands!

    I see you at the:

    ~ Hornets vs UH bb game tonite.

    ~ fb practice/scrimmage Sat afternoon/Hornets-UH bb game.

    ~ MVB?…not for me. I’ll stick to the bb game.

  242. d1島 April 17, 2009 6:12 am

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!

    It’s Aloha Friday! 😀


  243. Kekoa April 17, 2009 6:18 am

    D-1 ~ Thanks for sharing your lun chau wau with us in Waipio yesterday. There were some real zingers on the menu!

  244. djmitcho April 17, 2009 6:22 am

    Good Morning Everybody! Happy Aloha Friday. Finally, 2 sunny days in a row, and looking for a couple more!

  245. Kekoa April 17, 2009 6:35 am

    djmitcho ~ You are on a roll braddah! Next ting you know, goin’ be people calling in to your local weather station for Surf Reports!

  246. djmitcho April 17, 2009 6:46 am

    Now if can only get da temps to go with the sunshine. We supposed to get above 70 on Monday and Tuesday.

  247. LizKauai [iMac] DISCIPLINE April 17, 2009 6:54 am


    Hew brew- NICE BD card for wafan!!!

    d1 and MeiLing- I’m coming to Oahu for an all-day seminar. Pau at 5pm – just in time to meet another “instigator” for MVB and a Karaoke/nabeyaki udon (If we get there in time) chaser.

    Mebbe even get time for one Breakfast Call on Sunday (HEY, Kekoa!) before I leave Sunday afternoon :mrgreen:

  248. LizKauai [iMac] DISCIPLINE April 17, 2009 6:55 am

    Hey djmitcho! Hiya wafan! Let the sunshine roll!


  249. Hawaiianbod April 17, 2009 7:09 am

    g’morning Tsaikos!

    Happy Aloooooha Friday!!! 🙂

  250. Hawaiianbod April 17, 2009 7:12 am

    Bulla – have a safe trip.

    continued success to Da Beast!

  251. Hawaiianbod April 17, 2009 7:16 am

    Howzit Kekoa!

    How’s Aunty Diana’s health?

    btw, mahalo for the 411 on my uncle jon. good to hear he’s being a good neighbor.

  252. Hawaiianbod April 17, 2009 7:20 am

    y’all have a GREAT day!!!


  253. Kekoa April 17, 2009 7:29 am

    Greetings HawaiianBod!

    Will we see you at the Warrior Bowl T-gate next weekend?

  254. Kekoa April 17, 2009 7:39 am

    Ms Liz!

    Check my schedule for this weekend at #239. That could include a breakfast call at Waipio on Sunday if Koakane is alive and well by 11:00 AM. Da buggah is operating on obsolete ray-dah!. We normally have to nudge him to his seat, because he walks in with his peepers barely open. Bwhahahaha!

  255. LizKauai [iMac] DISCIPLINE April 17, 2009 7:47 am

    OK, Kekoa… Nice social calendar! jm2375 and I will light up the SCC while you are with the BaseBows. No porget da KK if you get time aftah.

    Sunday breakfast call penciled in.

    Hugs to Auntie Diana and Pops!


  256. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 17, 2009 7:47 am

    ST- really enjoyed the article in today’s papah…

  257. koakane™ April 17, 2009 8:02 am

    enjoy the music while wakening up to this beautiful hawaiian day

    morning gangie, sun shinning, aloha friday and mucho activities going on whoooootahhhhhhhhhhhhh I feel good man :mrgreen:

    shout out to all the locals in the mainland enjoying their time dea for what eva.

  258. Loa April 17, 2009 8:22 am

    morning gang!

    Kekoa – i heard get some overnight lane closures west bound this weekend before your offramp

  259. Loa April 17, 2009 8:25 am

    howzit hbod, koakane, ms. lizk….

  260. duffer April 17, 2009 8:34 am

    Props to Lia Galdeira, Player Of The Year as a freshman

  261. Hawaiianbod April 17, 2009 8:42 am

    Howzit Loa!

    Friday babeee!!!

  262. madeinhawaii April 17, 2009 8:44 am


    She’s only a freshman. If she keeps this up, she’ll have a lot of different Universities to choose from… HOPEFULLY, we’ll have coach in place with a track record that will give UH serious consideration.

  263. duffer April 17, 2009 8:50 am


    That girl from Lahainaluna has got some good stats at States too!

  264. Kekoa April 17, 2009 8:55 am

    Loa ~ Yep! Lanes on da H-1 closing faster den da bowling lanes on Oahu. Gotta use da cane haul roads. Dats why I stop every chance I get to wet my whistle and clear da trail dust, don’t chu-no!

  265. Colomaohana April 17, 2009 9:10 am

    Kekoa: Mahalo for the continued prayers! I’m off to the hospital again today; printouts of prayers in hand…..

    Good Morning Tsai-ko Ohana!

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