Smethurst won't be back

Justine Smethurst, who went on a one-year sabbatical to pitch for Australia’s national team in the 2008 Olympics, apparently will not return to the UH softball team.
Smethurst, who has two year of NCAA eligibility remaining, was scheduled to enroll in school yesterday.
Smethurst was the ace of the staff in 2006 and 2007, when the Rainbow Wahine reached the Super Regionals.

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Former UH DBs Ryan Keomaka and Myron Newberry were selected in the recent United National Gridiron League draft. Ohio took Keomaka; Texas picked Newberry. Here’s the link:

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Gahr High quarterback Corey Nielsen agreed to answer questions from readers. Nielsen made a verbal commitment to play for the Warriors.

1. Although we know no player wants to redshirt, seeing as how the top three quarterback slots are already penciled in, are you OK with that probability? Or do you feel you will be given a legitimate shot at stealing one of those coveted spots?
Corey: I think Greg Alexander did a great job this season. He is the starting QB for Hawai‘i. Coach Mack wants me to come in and compete and let everything unfold on the football field. I will have a chance to show what I am capable of doing in this offense over the summer and fall. Hopefully, my familiarity with the offense and my training will allow me to crack the top 3 on the depth chart. I am not opposed to redshirting.

2. What type of offense did you run at Gahr High, and how does it compare to the current run-and-shoot at Hawai‘i?
Corey: My uncle put in Hawai‘i’s offense my freshman year of high school, with the same terminology and concepts. The only variation we used is when we went ‘no huddle’ and signaled all the plays in from the sideline. When I moved up to varsity my sophomore year, we implemented the same run-and-shoot philosophies. I have been in the run-and-shoot system my whole football life. Hawai‘i is where I always wanted to play, not only because I love the state but because I ran the run-and-shoot my whole career. There really was no other college I wanted to go. That is why when Hawai‘i offered a scholarship, it was an easy choice to make.

3, What is your 40 time?
Corey: According to my uncle, who is a Canadian Football League scout, I am between a 4.6 and a 4.7. I am strength training now, so I won’t start my speed training for a few months.

4. How tall are you?
Corey: 5’11”

5. How do you feel you did in adjusting to the speed of the game during the Hawai‘i-Mainland all-star game?
Corey: The speed of the game was much quicker than in high school. All the players on our team and the Mainland team brought a Division I feel to the game and practices. It took me a couple of practices to adjust to the speed. Once I got into the flow, it was playing football all over again. During the game, it was hard for any of the QBs to get into a rhythm because we were switching out every series. Once I settled down, I felt comfortable. That’s when we went down and scored our only points of the game.

6. Did you see the offensive struggles of 2008 as a motivation to come to UH better than you have ever been to take hold of our run-and-shoot or did you see this as more of a challenge to overcome as you have seen players struggle to work together as a unit to make the offense successful?
Corey: I knew it would be a great opportunity for me to come in and help the Hawai‘i program. The run-and-shoot offense is based on the QB’s understanding of the offense and his ability to get the ball off on time. That is definitely my strength. I feel very comfortable with the Hawai‘i run-and-shoot offense.

7. What are your life’s ambitions and goals?
Corey: I don’t really have a career goal in mind. I just want to come to Hawai‘i with an open mind and meet as many people as I can. I am sure I will find a career path once I get there. I have been fortunate enough to meet a lot of sports and entertainment celebrities growing up. My uncle has taken me with him and allowed me to share in that experience. He always tells me it’s not who you know, it’s whom you know. I plan on taking full advantage of my time in Hawai‘i.


  1. ewagirl808 January 13, 2009 9:05 am


  2. J-Dog January 13, 2009 9:08 am


  3. TOM January 13, 2009 9:08 am

    Smethurst not coming back?

    Life is hard!

    Good morning Folks!

  4. cheepono January 13, 2009 9:09 am

    top 5.


  5. J-Dog January 13, 2009 9:09 am

    Is UH still hosting recruits for visits?

  6. cheepono January 13, 2009 9:11 am

    huge lose re: smethurst…

    btw… what happened to the cory neilson chat?

  7. Addahknowsports© January 13, 2009 9:15 am

    ‘Morning Kekoa- (I moved this over from last post)

    I just sent you an email. Hope all is well on the ceded lands.

    I agree with your comment in #338 (of previous post) about Homey being a strong show at the T-gates. He really shined at the grill and with his marinating skills. Even though his knife got taken away by Ralph who did a terrific job with it.


    I just sent you link.

  8. LizKauai [Believer] January 13, 2009 9:16 am

    top 10?

  9. jm2375 January 13, 2009 9:17 am

    Hi Liz!

    Top 10!!

  10. 808Chef January 13, 2009 9:18 am

    Aw man…top 10?

    ST…what’s the word on Jesse Williams? Did he make it in?? (praying..)

  11. Da Punchbowl Kid January 13, 2009 9:20 am

    Top Twenny!

    Howzit Chef! Long time no smell! Wea you been?

  12. jm2375 January 13, 2009 9:21 am

    Kekoa – (from last post) sounds like that movie “Office Space”.

    Are you jealous that I didn’t leave you any cake last night? 😆

  13. Da Punchbowl Kid January 13, 2009 9:21 am

    Too bad about Smethurst. Bestest of luck to her in the future.

  14. 808Chef January 13, 2009 9:22 am

    oh same ole same ole dpk…

    so you can smell what i’m cookin ah? (left eyebrow raised)

  15. 808Chef January 13, 2009 9:26 am

    Yeah it is too bad about Smethurst. You gotta do what you gotta do sometimes and sacrifices have to be made. Best of luck to her.

  16. Stretch January 13, 2009 9:31 am

    Good Luck to Smethurst, Keomaka & Newberry!!

    Is Smethurst going to stay in Austrailia??

  17. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 9:32 am

    Dressed up in a poodle costume last night and what do you know? Got some t-bones thrown my way and a belly rub too!

    Kekoa & A-Sports – I gotta thank my partners for the t-gates. Koakane, (J)J and I always made sure there were at least 3 beer bottles ready to be put in the recycling wire bin. Cooking? That honor should go to (J)J. We bring it he’ll hibachi it. EIS? That Kekoa is all Koakane. He makes sure the cabana is environmentally friendly and ready for everyone’s enjoyment. I mean how many people do you know carries around a leaf blower???

    Good morning everybody!!!

    Too bad about Smethurst. That’s ok, the team will be fine.

  18. Stephen Tsai January 13, 2009 9:33 am

    Re: Recruiting.
    This is a dead week.
    UH had about 11 recruits in this past weekend. Most already verbaled.

  19. Stephen Tsai January 13, 2009 9:33 am

    Yep, she’ll stay in Australia.

  20. d1島 January 13, 2009 9:39 am

    Top 25! 🙂

    Thanks for posting the Nielsen Survey!

  21. Kazz January 13, 2009 9:39 am


    I should have also asked Corey Nielsen what he thinks about NCAA restrictions on chats between FANS and student athletes in a public forum.


  22. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 9:40 am

    Just read the selected Cory Nielsen questions and answers. Interesting, I like that the Warriors was his choice of schools. Also good to see that he is already putting the in the time to get stronger to compete during the summer and fall.

    I wonder if he is related to Leslie Neilsen…

  23. lava January 13, 2009 9:42 am

    I hate dead weeks.

  24. lava January 13, 2009 9:43 am

    Do we have a list of the incoming footballers enrolled in school now? We all know about the 5 JUCO guys and Stutz, but anyone else?

  25. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 9:46 am

    In addition to lava’s post, grayshirts too and any casualties.

  26. Kazz January 13, 2009 9:46 am


    January 13th, 2009 at 9:11 am
    huge lose re: smethurst…

    btw… what happened to the cory neilson chat?

    Short explaination:

    ST said that NCAA regulations prohibit recruits from conversing directly with boosters of a program they are looking to sign to.

    TSAIKOS = Boosters

    So ST just asked ppl to post questions and then he’d relay them to Nielsen to answer.

  27. Mei Ling January 13, 2009 9:46 am


    Have a great day, everyone!

  28. Addahknowsports© January 13, 2009 9:47 am

    Re: Smethurst. Too bad we lost her, but for her, good experience to be in different country.


    Leafblower? Sheesh, I must have been getting there too late.

    I’d ask about the belly rub, but on second thought…I don’t want to go there.


    Thank you for the question and answers.

  29. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 9:48 am

    oops, didn’t read to well, lava’s post can mean to include grayshirts…beer time.

  30. XxFaithxX January 13, 2009 9:49 am

    Good morning peeps,

    Just my 2 cents about J. Williams. Knowing how admission questions get handled by UHM, he probably will not be admitted. Its just a feeling that I have. I mean, take a look at Lacount. He was supposed to be at UHM LAST FALL, but he might not even make it here from this spring.

    The coaches and their aides NEED TO double and triple check the grades/classes that these recruits have taken. I sure hope that there is not a rift between the admissions dept. and the athletic dept. that is causing this mess…….year…..after……year…..after……you get the point. Who knows though, its probably just a funding issue (Staff) and we just don’t have the sheer number of people that admissions can get these students in on-time as compared to say….like USC, TEX-A$$, etc.

  31. bstunna2002 January 13, 2009 9:50 am

    Hey ST good try against Kekaula this morning. Who’d you have guessed Lance Armstrong had Rob said testicles like Russ was egging him on to do?

  32. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 9:51 am

    A-Sports – in an effort to increase my core strength I was contemplating doing pilates, however, after thorough research, I decided to go the low-impact route…belly rubs.

  33. bstunna2002 January 13, 2009 9:53 am

    * I meant to say would*

  34. djmitcho January 13, 2009 9:56 am

    Mahalo A-Sports. I got the link.

  35. (Jesse) James January 13, 2009 10:00 am

    Good morning Tsaikos….hope everyone is ready for a good day…

    Homey – hey, da man is back…long time no see…

    A-Sports – After that first time at the T-gate when you came early but bathrooms were locked…no wonder you didn’t come early enough to see the leafblower….

    kekoa- homey is right. EIS kudos should go to KK…before I even sat down at the cabanas a beer was being opened and forced into my hand…MWAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

  36. Addahknowsports© January 13, 2009 10:02 am


    In an effort to keep you from offering up a TMI moment, all I’ll say is that all that “thorough research” must have been an intense and interesting experience for you to have selected belly rubs.

  37. (Jesse) James January 13, 2009 10:11 am

    Let the Nielsen ratings begin….

  38. Addahknowsports© January 13, 2009 10:11 am

    Hmmm….Jamesie, you are probably right. I never thought that my bladder would be giving me subliminal messages, keeping me from the T-gate until at least 12:00.

    I guess I also missed you being man-handled with the beer. So who brought the funnel?

  39. warriorfanny January 13, 2009 10:12 am

    Corey definitely has his head screwed on with a positive and confident attitutude.

    But, our O under Ron Lee is not the same as the warrior O he alludes too. In particular are the receiver options and patterns which, IMO, are too complex and take too long to break, resulting in read and progression problems with our QB. Not to mention the extra time in the pocket which added to a NCAA D1A record total in sacks (59).
    Reduce the options and incorporate routes based on coverage and attack.

    Dunno about the three QB frosh coming in but I do like Graves from SAC of the three.
    Make no mistake, given the MAC OFF template, our warrior QBs of the future must be mobile with abilities to scramble and buy time to sort out their route progressions….Cayman doesnt possesses these abilities, at least on film or on paper or seemingly, in terms of athleticism…
    Corey’s 40 time is adequate (4.6-4.7 is faster than Colt or Alexander) but pocket quickness and instincts are bigger factors…we shall see if any cream rises to the top.

  40. (Jesse) James January 13, 2009 10:13 am

    homey…now that I think of it, why did KK keep a leafblower in his truck???

  41. (Jesse) James January 13, 2009 10:16 am

    Asports…yeah, unlike homey, KK, or myself who can just use tree number 2 at Cabana A….LOL

    KK had the funnel…homey held me down….LMAO….

  42. Kekoa January 13, 2009 10:23 am

    jm2009 ~ Jealous? Me? You may ask Diana about the chocolate cupcakes with chocolate pudding in the middle she baked for me last night… out of the oven..was onolicious!

    Gee…too bad we boosters cannot share goodies with Corey and crew.

    Oh and one other thing. Homes, I believe the Nielson rating is about 99% sure that this QB is a winnah!

  43. warriorfanny January 13, 2009 10:27 am

    too bad about Justine–wahine need an ace to compete seriousily this season….especially in a transition phase with incoming frosh players. Softball is one of the solid programs at UHM, Im sure Coach and wahine will find ways to win and dazzle.

  44. Addahknowsports© January 13, 2009 10:27 am

    That would have made a winning pikcha. (The funnel and the beer, I mean)

    Okay gotta Esme now. Have an awesome, productive day everyone!


  45. Da Punchbowl Kid January 13, 2009 10:31 am

    # (Jesse) James:
    January 13th, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Let the Nielsen ratings begin….


    Well, we already know that he’s a terrific athlete, but based on his replies above, he’s definitely very intelligent and has his priorities straight. Glad to see a guy with such a passion for UH on board.

  46. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 10:34 am

    (J)J – I heard rumors that the leaf blower had reversible air flow… 😯

    A-Sports – pilates vs. belly rubs…no brainer. I can either close my eyes in pain doing pilates or close my eyes in bliss getting a belly rub.

    (J)J & A-Sports – pssst, it wasn’t a funnel, it was a used enema bottle and tube. For some reason koakane also carries that around.

    I guess we will not be hearing much about recruit commitments this week unless ST privy’s us on some insider info.

  47. (Jesse) James January 13, 2009 10:38 am


  48. Da Punchbowl Kid January 13, 2009 10:41 am

    UNGLEAGUE. It sorta sounds like the bad guys in a Sci-fi flick, as in:

    “Koakane was able to defeat the evil Ungleague intruders by using a leaf blower and and an empty beer bottle.” 😆

    But seriously the new league looks like a good concept, especially with the recent demise of NFL Europe. Mr. Tsai, is there any chance that other ex-Warriors such as Chad Owens or Ryan Grice Mullins might have a chance at playing there?

  49. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 10:41 am

    I wonder who is Corey’s uncle?

  50. Da Punchbowl Kid January 13, 2009 10:43 am

    Reversible air flow?! I gotta have me one of them… 😆

  51. d1島 January 13, 2009 10:43 am


    Asports…yeah, unlike homey, KK, or myself who can just use tree number 2 at Cabana A….LOL

    Of course, you realize that Tree #2 at Cabana A is Tree #1 at Cabana B! 😯
    No wonder we never got the “Good Neighbor” Award from the Marina Community Board! 😆

  52. FloridaTed January 13, 2009 10:44 am

    Welcome, Corey, to the Warrior family.

    Good answers, he seems to have his head in the right place. He will definately compete and be a factor. Interesting how this will all shake out.

    With all this talent at QB in camp this year, if we can’t find the right one from the start of fall camp, then there is a problem.

  53. Da Punchbowl Kid January 13, 2009 10:44 am

    Corey’s uncle would be a sibling of either his mother or father right?

  54. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 10:45 am

    DPK – Ungleague sounds like a club for some not so good looking people.

  55. d1島 January 13, 2009 10:46 am


    Nielsen’s uncle, Jon Nielsen, is the quarterbacks and receivers coach for Gahr and a former NFL, CFL, Arena League and XFL player who knows Hawaii Coach June Jones

  56. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 10:47 am

    DPK – my neighbor’s kids call me uncle…not a blood relative to them.

  57. Jason January 13, 2009 10:48 am

    warriorfanny: The problem with going to the June Jones R&S, where there were fewer options and more coverage-specific plays, I think, is the fact that Rolo is on the field, and not Ron. According to Ron, Rolo hasn’t mastered viewing the entire field (both offense and defense) from the sideline yet. Jones was a master at that, and could make adjustments on the fly. But with Rolo on the field, IDK … Ron could make those adjustments in his playcalling, but so much of that philosophy deals with little things (e.g., eye faking the safety, speed cuts, depth adjustments). With the “new” play clock, I don’t know if those messages get communicated quickly enough during the middle of drives. As Rolo grows as a coach (and I have no doubt he will), then maybe that may become an option in the future.

  58. d1島 January 13, 2009 10:49 am


    They say, “Uncle” because otherwise you won’t stop twisting their ankle!

  59. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 10:52 am

    d1 – thanks for the info. makes me wonder if I read that before…dementia?

  60. Da Punchbowl Kid January 13, 2009 10:53 am

    They should try rubbing his belly, maybe he’d stop then.

  61. d1島 January 13, 2009 10:56 am


    Belly Rub-induced euphoria…

  62. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 10:58 am

    Jason – eye faking? Safeties must have some pretty good eyesight! 😆

  63. A-House January 13, 2009 11:00 am


    Just a note to say, thank you, for taking the time to respond to the questions posed by members of this blog.

    I’m sure it meant a lot to all of us who are ardent supporters of UH sports; especially, Warrior football!!!

  64. mctruck January 13, 2009 11:04 am

    Top-100, yeeeeehaaaa!!!

  65. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 11:04 am

    I recall a song about belly rubs and guava jelly, but never mind, back to sports.

    I think the UH men’s basketball team (coaches) should re-assess the flex motion offense.

  66. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 11:05 am

    Will Bolla be fired before the season is over?

  67. mctruck January 13, 2009 11:05 am

    What about plans for Manley??? see he’s already a hot item.

  68. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 11:15 am

    mctruck – I heard he was already offered by UH. I wouldn’t be surprised if Manley doesn’t go to UH.

  69. Jason January 13, 2009 11:15 am

    I’ve always been partial to the flex motion, actually. But it is best run against man, and teams are zoning us all the time. When run correctly, however, it can be a thing of beauty.

    Try sneaking down to the baseline seats some time, I swear you have a better angle than the sideline to see the plays develop. A lot of complaints from fans stem from not seeing the floor properly. Sideline views (including TV broadcasts) don’t do the offense justice.

  70. Kazz January 13, 2009 11:16 am


    A lot of other schools have their OC as their QB coach also. You think having BOTH Rolo and Ron Lee in the booth would help???

    On one hand having the OC up in the booth and the position coach (QBs) on the sideline is a good thing on paper as the QB can always have their position coach right next to them to consult with them face to face on certain things, BUT again some schools that have the OC doubling as the QB coach do not have that “flexibility” so it’s not like it’s unheard of.

    Just a thought.

  71. (Jesse) James January 13, 2009 11:18 am

    DPK…aren’t you a monkey’s uncle…????

  72. d1島 January 13, 2009 11:23 am

    Ohhh…that’s the Monkey’s Uncle! ❗

  73. kama krab January 13, 2009 11:24 am

    Howzit Everybody,

    I don’t know if this question has been asked, but how did our visit’s go this past weekend. Where any of our on the rope guys solidified with this trip or are they still on the ropes. Where there any guys we did not yet hear about that came for visit.

    ST do you have any info that you can share.

  74. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 11:24 am

    Jason – You just said it, better when run against man-to-man d. So where are the adjustments when it is run against a zone? Or maybe it just has to do with the team personnel. Shooters? Someone who can break down a zone? Penetrators? Playmaker? Movement without the ball? From what I also see is that anyone can pass a basketball but not anyone can be a passer.

  75. roysan16 January 13, 2009 11:30 am

    from espn-

    Stanley Hasiak switches from Bruins to Bears
    California has snared a commitment from 6-foot-6, 340-pound offensive lineman Stanley Hasiak of Kapolei, Hawaii, who had earlier chosen UCLA.

    Considered No. 14 among guard prospects nationally in the Class of 2009, Hasiak was also offered by Southern California, Oregon State, Utah and Michigan, among others.

  76. Stretch January 13, 2009 11:30 am

    The easiest way to get a team out of zone is the make the outside shots. Unfortunately, UH does not have a consistant shooter so the other teams will plug up the insides and give up the outside shot.

  77. (Jesse) James January 13, 2009 11:33 am

    kama…eh, long time no see….where is your brother Wreck?? Long time no see him either…

  78. Kazz January 13, 2009 11:36 am

    Corey Nielsen,



  79. letsgowarriors January 13, 2009 11:37 am

    tsai, are you allowed to confirm for us which newcomers are enrolled this semester?

    rodney bradley
    lametrius davis
    david hafoka
    melvin hopkins
    brett leonard

    billy ray stutzmann
    jack sula (i hope)
    art laurel?
    alema tachibana?
    christian vasconcellos?

    kainoa lacount i hope makes it soon. as with jesse williams. assuming noa and sione still need to take care of things.

  80. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 11:37 am

    Stretch – another way to get a team out of a zone is build a lead and maintain that lead throughout the game.

    roysan16 – more interesting news…thanks.

  81. el guapo January 13, 2009 11:39 am

    Nash’s big problem is that the fumbler set him up to fail (calm down Mr. A-House!). Big Bob had no chance to recruit for last season and I’m amazed that he was able to find someone like Amis.

  82. Kazz January 13, 2009 11:40 am

    homey ℞:

    January 13th, 2009 at 11:05 am
    Will Bolla be fired before the season is over?

    Off season Homey.. da off season.

    Hmmm Pat Charity would make a good head coach, but again last I heard from Kevin Hashiro is that Pat Charity has no aspirations to become a head coach… “anywhere”. But again, Hashiro said this last season, a person can always change their mind.

  83. bstunna2002 January 13, 2009 11:46 am

    actually I heard Vasconcellos might be headed to a JC not sure how true this is though.

  84. A-House January 13, 2009 11:50 am

    el guapo:

    I made a promise to Mrs A-House that I would refrain from any comments regarding the immediate past Athletic Director for UH.

    However, the containment of frustration boils over and I post some comments, but really try to hold back on any personal attack – hey, that’s the only way I know of to describe what was and was not done the past 5 years. And, dumbo, gives Bolla a new 5 year contract with little or no leaks to the media. Is there a clause for early termination? Some one at the Advertiser blew this occurrence.

    But, it certainly appears that “he” was not doing Coach Nash any favors by the very late selection that carried over into the recruiting wars. Wishing Coach Nash a very successful recruiting season this year! Just like Coach Mack!!!!!

  85. Da Punchbowl Kid January 13, 2009 11:56 am

    # (Jesse) James:
    January 13th, 2009 at 11:18 am

    DPK…aren’t you a monkey’s uncle…????


    No, but I was once very dear friends with a Rhesus Macaque named Sam. He changed my life. Gonna write a book about him after I’m done wif this one. And no, he is not any of the Tsaikos…

  86. A-House January 13, 2009 11:56 am


    I second the notion that Coach Charity would make a good HC for Hawaii. She may have no aspirations to be a HC, but she sure, IMHO, knows how to get the players motivated and play hard.

    She did some very good things the 5 games she was acting HC. You could see the players respond to her during the game – great emotion, mutual respect, etc. Never witnessed this with Bolla.

    Too bad UNLV did not take him back, but perhaps they already knew what kind of coach he was.

  87. Da Punchbowl Kid January 13, 2009 11:57 am

    What about the Rodenhurst kid who was coming in at OL? What’s his status?

  88. (Jesse) James January 13, 2009 11:59 am

    DPK…was that the monkey that used to hold the mangos???

  89. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 11:59 am

    DPK – What’s the name of the book gonna be? Curious Sam?

  90. Stretch January 13, 2009 12:00 pm

    January 13th, 2009 at 11:56 am
    Too bad UNLV did not take him back, but perhaps they already knew what kind of coach he was.

    UNLV was able to get rid of him once, you think they would take him back??

  91. Da Punchbowl Kid January 13, 2009 12:02 pm

    Yup. He was in “marketing” just like some others here. He was VP of sales. Mango sales literally went up several thousand percent whenever he was at the road side stand with me.

  92. Stretch January 13, 2009 12:04 pm

    Uh oh, we are going to start talking about playing with monkey’s again…..

  93. Da Punchbowl Kid January 13, 2009 12:04 pm

    The book will be entitled “King Pet” and this monkey will be a lot more deep and interesting than other monkeys. Plus too, he’s a monkey who lived in Hawai’i.

  94. Da Punchbowl Kid January 13, 2009 12:06 pm


    I won’t say any more. Folks will have to read the book or see the movie… 😆

  95. Da Punchbowl Kid January 13, 2009 12:08 pm

    Yep. Coach Charity did a great job with the BB Wahine.

  96. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 12:09 pm

    I wonder who’ll play DPK in the movie version?

  97. Kazz January 13, 2009 12:18 pm


    When you have players that want to play and win for you, then most of your job as a motivator in the HC position is pretty much done.

    I think this was the case when Charity took over while Bolla had to take care of medical issues.

    As a person that doesn’t know much about the Xs and Os of basketball, there is just no indication that the current or recent past Wahine seem to be playing to win “for Bolla”.

    As with last season, the Wahine could have EASILY had a winning record, but alas it didn’t happen. Too many blown leads in games they should have won.

    I don’t know if it’s Bolla’s style to look like he’d rather be shooting cans with a BB gun in his backyard than be at the Wahine games, but again it just seems like it and that is reflecting on how his teams have performed over the past few seasons. I don’t wanna hear that “it’s because it’s Vince Goo’s girls” crap.

  98. al™ January 13, 2009 12:18 pm

    el guapo

    nash has had 2 yrs to recruit. given that first year he had little time to recruit although many jc guys were still available. let’s look at the numbers:

    2007 5 frontcourt players
    1 pointguard

    2008 4 frontcourt players
    1 er, shooting guard

    going in to the 2007 recruiting season, our glaring weakness was/has been point guard. knowing who was graduating, we knew what the weaknesses would be in the years to follow, point guard and shooting guard. in spite of the transition in 2007, jackson wheeler was still on payroll as the chief recruiting coordinator. you could hang this on him.

    2008, why didn’t we bring in 3-4 point guards/shooters? hang this one on nash.

    i joke that because he was a frontcourt player and his top asst was one also, that, they become enamored with the big guys and forget who will get them the ball or take the outside shot (w/consistency).

    i agree that the flex is great but you need guys who can pop from outside to make that one work. we should employ a short game with 10 footers and cuts to the basket.

  99. al™ January 13, 2009 12:19 pm

    if i were nash, i would employ the triangle offense.

  100. grapes January 13, 2009 12:20 pm

    Is Stutzman in and on Scholy?

  101. Bulla January 13, 2009 12:23 pm

    good luck to Stan Hasiak,

    the bruins loss is the bears’ gain…..

  102. al™ January 13, 2009 12:24 pm

    dpk….that rodehurst notion was dismissed awhile back. some other place brought up the rumors. some discovered that he was off the roster last year and would only have one year of eligibility left anyway.

  103. LizKauai [Believer] January 13, 2009 12:26 pm

    Awrite, COREY!!!
    Mahalo, ST!

  104. Bulla January 13, 2009 12:27 pm

    DPK is in a movie, wow 🙂

    who is going to play him or play with him…… that should be rated PG for Pretty Good i guess,

    and now a monkey too, wow 🙂 how did Homey get a title role so early in the development stage?

    big wheels keep on turning, loud hairy keeps on burning…..rolling, rolling, rolling down the river…

  105. duffer January 13, 2009 12:28 pm

    Whitey’s having lunch with Steve Wynn

  106. Bulla January 13, 2009 12:28 pm


    long time no see, you’re looking good

  107. Bulla January 13, 2009 12:29 pm


    that sounds like a wynn wynn situation over there

  108. al™ January 13, 2009 12:31 pm

    run n shoot……
    how complex is it?
    couldn’t be too complex, after all st. louis school ran it for years and is still running circles around the ilh with it.

    the ron lee version will look 100% better this year if:

    the parts all work in unison.
    the oline blocks with intensity.
    the running game clicks.
    the receivers get open.
    the receivers catch the ball.
    the receivers block down field.
    the qb’s gain confidence.
    the entire team plays with discipline.
    the entire team respects the opponents.
    the head coach releases the reins and allows the offensive coordinator to do his job, call his own game, etc.

  109. Bulla January 13, 2009 12:33 pm


    that’s a short list, anything else, haha

  110. Bulla January 13, 2009 12:33 pm


    that’s a short list, anything else, haha

  111. Bulla January 13, 2009 12:33 pm

    sorry sorry for for the the double double post post

  112. Pride. January 13, 2009 12:35 pm

    Wanted to stay and play, but I need to go to the doctor. I’m getting double-vision.

  113. Bulla January 13, 2009 12:37 pm


    sounds unfamiliar, maybe foreigner to more than most

  114. Kazz January 13, 2009 12:40 pm


    January 13th, 2009 at 12:31 pm
    run n shoot……
    how complex is it?
    couldn’t be too complex, after all st. louis school ran it for years and is still running circles around the ilh with it.

    the ron lee version will look 100% better this year if:

    the parts all work in unison.
    the oline blocks with intensity.
    the running game clicks.
    the receivers get open.
    the receivers catch the ball.
    the receivers block down field.
    the qb’s gain confidence.
    the entire team plays with discipline.
    the entire team respects the opponents.
    the head coach releases the reins and allows the offensive coordinator to do his job, call his own game, etc.



    (sighs) How come so haaaad?

  115. A-House January 13, 2009 12:41 pm


    I wonder why?

    Alright Bulla, no more double posts!

  116. Bulla January 13, 2009 12:51 pm

    A-House, or Eh House, like the TV show,

    no more double posts to double your trouble or double your fun

    there is a heineken ad being sent to most of you that is ‘the bomb’, and if anyone is graciously filthy rich, please send a donation so i can build that ‘dream’ for my Tsaiko buddies, haha

  117. al™ January 13, 2009 12:55 pm

    hey there bulla….when did you move back to hawaii?

    i thought that you could play dpk if you grew your hair out.

  118. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 12:58 pm

    al – you need shooters, passers and the right personnel to run the triangle offense. let’s see, jordan, pippen, kobe (not the porn star), and shaq are a few that flourished in the triangle.

    Bulla – how you doing silverback?

  119. Da Punchbowl Kid January 13, 2009 1:02 pm

    There will be no DPK in the movie. Nor will there be any silverback gorillas. It’s gonna be animated, BTW.

    Nuff said.

  120. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 1:06 pm

    DPK – Pixar or Dreamworks?

  121. NorthShoreFan January 13, 2009 1:08 pm

    Aloha All…
    Off topic…. but why is David Veikune referred to as “Former Warrior”?
    Hey, Cnce a Warrior always a Warrior! No if and or butts!

    LizKauai, great radio spot on yesterday’s L&L show. Spot on with the observations and Tsai-ko analysis of the situation.

  122. al™ January 13, 2009 1:19 pm

    sad that our best shooter is our biggest guy….balocka

  123. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 1:21 pm

    MLiz was on the radio? How did she look?

    Speaking of former, is myki still trying to be a former Bulla Bomber?

    Kazz – did you see the new commercials for UA shoes?

  124. jm2375 January 13, 2009 1:22 pm

    Good afternoon Tsai-kos!

    Homey – I can just see you getting belly rubs. Your legs going back and forth like a dog’s.

    Did anyone go to or listen to Call the Coach last night? Anything interesting? I forgot all about it. I was catching up with ’24’.

    Do we know/guess which commits might be academic non-qualifiers? We gotta catch these guys early in HS and make sure they know what going happen if they screw around in the classroom. Boss’ son, who’s a freshman, is a soccer player and will be going with his club team on college visits this Spring Break, so they know what to expect and what they have to work on, on and off the field.

  125. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 1:22 pm

    al – That’s a start, at least he can be a shooter in the triangle offense.

  126. Bulla January 13, 2009 1:23 pm


    #117, thank you for the gracious comments, and i could grow my hair out, but i just cant master his youthful exuberance, he’s one of a kid in my book….


    #118, that’s good, silverback, since i made the earlier comment about your lineage…although mine was made with heartfelt consideration my lil buddy…..c’mon now, whoooooze your daddy…………..auryte

  127. Kaimuki Kid January 13, 2009 1:24 pm


    How is your blood pressure? normal? High?

  128. Bulla January 13, 2009 1:25 pm

    somebody told me that UA was for Un Acceptable….just checking, and no, it wasn’t the NB guys

  129. Kazz January 13, 2009 1:26 pm


    It’s been a while since I’ve seen any Under Armour commercials.

    But I do know they have new Prototype Shoes coming out and there was that rumor of Under Armour’s first Basketball shoe to be released soon.

    Per my rant yesterday about Under Armour’s lack of a true “all purpose” workout shoe, I hope the new Prototypes are closer to being an all-around work out shoe that those just meant for specific workouts.

    I should check out their website later.

  130. (Jesse) James January 13, 2009 1:27 pm

    Wait…there are two monkeys in the movie???

  131. Uce2 January 13, 2009 1:27 pm

    I say Tepa will go to either UCLA or Oregon.

  132. Stretch January 13, 2009 1:28 pm

    January 13th, 2009 at 1:19 pm
    sad that our best shooter is our biggest guy….balocka

    yes, VERY sad

  133. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 1:29 pm

    jm#### – nowadays, hs counselors hold meetings with the parents/guardians of all the sports participants. he/she/they apprise the parents of what is expected (what classes they should take) of the student athlete if he or she plans to continue sports in college. if the student fails to meet the minimum expectations then there is no one to blame but themselves and those that should have supported them.

  134. Ralph January 13, 2009 1:30 pm

    I believe the triangle offense used by the Lakers is a version, or is the triple post offense by tex winter, former coach at K State and where the book originated, also current assistant coach of the Lakers. He did a stint with the Bulls with the same head coach..the book is available online but the newer version reflects his time with the bulls.

  135. cheepono January 13, 2009 1:30 pm

    actually… ikaika r. is enrolled at UH. as for his eligibility, that remains a question upper manoa gotta sort through. might be 1-1, but more likely 2-2.

  136. Kazz January 13, 2009 1:31 pm

    RE: Best shooter of all da Bows.

    Balocka? For a big man, he has a decent 3, but I’d have to go with Mayen. He may be “streaky” at times, but nowhere near as much as Parghalava and can find himself those open spots a little better than Balocka.

  137. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 1:38 pm

    Bulla – thank you and my response was also heartfelt. You cast a majestic presence that reminds me of the regal Silverback…sitting there amongst his troops making the important decisions, ensuring the well being of those around him, resolving conflicts with just a primal glare, and reproducing with anyone he desires. Well I’m sure Mrs. Bulla put a stop to that last one.

  138. what's wrong January 13, 2009 1:41 pm

    Eh, Ralphie,

    We can Google too.

  139. Kazz January 13, 2009 1:42 pm


    January 13th, 2009 at 1:25 pm
    somebody told me that UA was for Un Acceptable….just checking, and no, it wasn’t the NB guys

    Yesterday I had an off-topic post about their shoes.

    Long story short, I have two pairs of UA shoes. One is the Prototype “EVADE” and I just bought the Prototype “POWER”.

    The Evade (ers) are supposed to be for lateral training (heavy side to side movement), but they worked out fine for me for gym use.

    I bought the Prototype “Power” as they were on sale at Sports Authority and my Evade shoes were “used” up as I also wore them to all the home games and for casual use. I used them more than I thought I would and they’re still ok, but just more “worn” down.

    So anyway I bought the “Power” shoes. They’re high-cut shoes so, not true “running” shoes, but that’s just being generous. They hurt like hell when you try to run. After 10-15 minutes on a treadmill I wanted to die. More research reveals AGAIN that those shoes are for “VERTICAL” training, for the “Ultimate Power Player”… whatever that means… If I ever find myself having to jump out of a three story building with these shoes, at least I know the soles of my feet will be safe…

    Overall UA has a LOOOONG way to go if they want to really get into the shoe “department”. Everything else from Under Armour is pretty dang good though!

  140. al ™ January 13, 2009 1:42 pm


    you are on. i’ll bet you lunch that he won’t go to ucla or oregon.

  141. al ™ January 13, 2009 1:45 pm

    seems that our new coaches have been recruiting to their own styles.

    nash…..frontcourt players
    mack…..defensive players

    we need point guards/shooters.
    we need olinemen and the next colt brennan.

  142. Bulla January 13, 2009 1:48 pm


    #133, not a reality, i wish more hs counselors were up to speed with NCAA ever changing requirements for student athletes. many parents are uninformed, misguided, or too busy to discover all of the intricacies involved with college recruiting.

    an interesting development in collegiate an high school athletics is just beginning to break on the horizon for hawaii. a company called gamefilmsolutions contacted me from the mainland, and they have an unreal product that they are developing.

    imagine a hs athlete making his own highlight film…..for FREE, and he can distribute via the internet to all coaches, for FREE! sadly enough, i am too busy to venture into this project, but it will redevelop the landscape for all athletes. college coaches can monitor game films with 48 hours of the actual game…..great stuff!

    loved this post, up to the mating point, whew going to have to check in with my visayan vixen…….the leader of the world famous Bulla Bombers, haha

    all is well my friend, only the best for you my little homosapien…. 🙂

  143. kama krab January 13, 2009 1:49 pm

    Howzit Al,

    So you think Tepa is a solid or you just saying he not going to one of those schools.

  144. al ™ January 13, 2009 1:56 pm

    kama….i am saying he not going to ucla/oregon.

    …nuff said

  145. al ™ January 13, 2009 1:58 pm

    remember a few days ago he said that we would have two surprises.

    well, logically, that makes sense right?
    we are in the dead period right now, and when the dead period is over we should be having a surprise or two.

    i thought hasiak was one of those. but, reports about say it is now cal for him. but, no quotes have been made just yet from the kapolei hurricane. so who knows?

    well, stephen does.

  146. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 2:05 pm

    Bullla – re #142, for realz? The mililani hs counselor met with the parents and even distributed paperwork documenting specific courses that were required to attend college (SAT scores too). she mentioned that other schools do the same thing so I just thought that many of the schools do this nowadays. I guess it’s not widely implemented as I have thought. Thanks for the update oh great keeper of the mountain forests and lowlands.

  147. A-House January 13, 2009 2:06 pm


    can i join your wager with Uce2? – Tepa will be true to his word! I believe he knew how good he was, that the BCS schools would recruit him, but he, early on, committed to Hawaii.

    #141: you no tink one of the hs recruits will be as good as Colt? I like Jantz, but majority of opinion seems to be he not being the QB.

  148. A-House January 13, 2009 2:08 pm


    Congrats to Ryan on a very successful first academic semester at Weber.

    Many more to come!

  149. letsgowarriors January 13, 2009 2:09 pm

    whoawhoa, tepa and hasiak would be sweet. i want mckay too though. im greeedy!

  150. Stretch January 13, 2009 2:09 pm

    From what I’ve seen in practices, I think Jantz’s arm strength is lacking a little bit.

  151. Pride. January 13, 2009 2:10 pm

    Kaimuki Kid:

    January 13th, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    How is your blood pressure? normal? High?

    Thanks KK. Blood pressure is normal. I just had trouble with Bulla’s remedial typing.

  152. 702WarriorNation January 13, 2009 2:13 pm

    Link to several UA (running) shoes that coming out end of the month – click my name.

  153. d1島 January 13, 2009 2:13 pm


    run n shoot……
    how complex is it?
    couldn’t be too complex, after all st. louis school ran it for years and is still running circles around the ilh with it.

    Not so fast there, sensei!
    Since their Former Coach attended an Urban Meyer seminar several years back most of the “Running and Shooting” at Kalaepohaku has been “Optionally Spread” to shots in the foot…there were rampant rumors that was going to change this past season but alas, (or ala’s, as it were) it was not to be…
    evidence the 2nd Punahou debac…err,,,game 👿

  154. Pride. January 13, 2009 2:16 pm

    Tepa and Hasiak may actually push for starting positions as true-freshmen.

  155. owen-16 January 13, 2009 2:20 pm


    doko desu ka is what we’re all waiting for…

  156. owen-16 January 13, 2009 2:22 pm

    manoa we hope…and pray and pray and pray

  157. Pride. January 13, 2009 2:26 pm

    I’m still disappointed that some of our local talent that go to mainland schools to play, don’t end up reaching their full potential. Granted their have been some success stories lately, but their have been some who I thought had NFL potential that didn’t get any tryouts. Guys like Donny Mateaki, Brandon Ala, Abu Maafala, Tyson Alualu, Randy Faletoi, Jon Mapu just to name a few. They all played at the same time that the University of Hawaii put guys like Mel Purcell, Ikaika Alama-Francis, and David Veikune, and Mike Lafaele into NFL camps.

  158. bstunna2002 January 13, 2009 2:40 pm

    I’m with Al on this one Tepa will honor his commitment, I also think one of the surprises will be a commitment from McKay who given our situation at safety might be a 4 year starter.

  159. nolo contendre January 13, 2009 2:42 pm

    re: #157

    Yep, Jonathan Mapu was a big disappointment.

    He went to Tenn; kind of dissed UH. Did he ever get a cup of coffee in the NFL ?

    Heck, Tenn team mate Sam Mahelona (Kona ?) played some in the NFL.

    po ho.

  160. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 2:42 pm

    Pride. – Could be their potential was not seen by the movers and shakers of the NFL (scouts) or maybe it was like Corey wrote, it’s whom you know. Anyway, there’s no going back and hopefully they don’t regret their decision of going to school on the mainland and that their experiences are like Bulla says, make memories.

  161. Pride. January 13, 2009 2:44 pm

    Jon Mapu went on his mission and then had a serious family issue.

  162. letsgowarriors January 13, 2009 2:45 pm

    Alualu still has a shot, he was tearing it up this season.

  163. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 2:46 pm

    bstunna2002 – actually al just said that tepa will not be going to ucla or oregon. I think all he wants is to have lunch…hopefully he invites me to lunch too.

  164. Pride. January 13, 2009 2:52 pm

    Thanks LGW.

  165. bstunna2002 January 13, 2009 2:54 pm

    Sorry for the slip up but I with Al Tepa won’t go to Oregon or UCLA I also agree with A-House that he will honor his commitment.

  166. letsgowarriors January 13, 2009 2:57 pm

    would have been nice if alualu came to hawaii though.

  167. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 3:00 pm

    bustanna2002 – Yep, and I still want to go to lunch! If Tepa changes his mind and commits elsewhere then good luck to him. If he becomes a Warrior then more power to him. His work ethic alone will infect others and make the Warriors a relentless football team. Full speed till the whistle blows.

  168. Kazz January 13, 2009 3:01 pm


    Thanks for the link!

    Hmmm… saw some nice jackets too! 😈

  169. whitey January 13, 2009 3:02 pm

    the city of lights is kind of suffering for business, but according to my marriage conselor, vegas marriages are up and doing quite well. in fact they are hiring.

  170. al ™ January 13, 2009 3:04 pm

    i really like aulola tonga. i hope that the needs of his family will help influence him to stay home.

    every time i saw him, albeit, on tv, he seems to have a nose for the ball, passion, and improved each week. although, it is his wish to play safety i could see his true potential as a lb’er like tinoisamoa only bigger and a bit faster.

  171. 702WarriorNation January 13, 2009 3:04 pm

    I’m partial to Swooh kine running shoes for fit and comfort.
    Let me know if you buy new UA and what you think of it.

  172. al ™ January 13, 2009 3:04 pm

    whitey….are you saying you hired a ‘wife’?

  173. al ™ January 13, 2009 3:05 pm

    homey….i’ve been hankering for a serious chinese buffet.

  174. Kazz January 13, 2009 3:06 pm

    Al and A-House,

    Don’t be confused with somone’s “prediction” of Tepa going to PAC 10 Land. The prediction on this person’s behalf is probably more of a “wish” that Tepa would go to UCLA or b-Oregon (as a friend and Oregon alum calls it… :mrgreen: ).

    If Tepa signs with UH, we probably won’t hear much from this person for a while, but just because I said this this person will probably post in spite of it.

  175. al ™ January 13, 2009 3:06 pm

    ahouse…..just bring donuts to your neighbor and you could know all the scoops.

  176. 702WarriorNation January 13, 2009 3:06 pm

    Hi Whitey,
    Sorry no can today on kk with lv.
    Is he trying to get you discount limo service for your wedding?
    I would leave the painter by himself if that’s your plan tomorrow and be happy to stand by you and lv if nn.

  177. al ™ January 13, 2009 3:07 pm

    kazz….that still would not be enough for him. i just want to go to lunch with him, thats all.

  178. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 3:09 pm

    al – buffet before or after Tepa commits?

  179. Kazz January 13, 2009 3:10 pm


    January 13th, 2009 at 3:04 pm
    I’m partial to Swooh kine running shoes for fit and comfort.
    Let me know if you buy new UA and what you think of it.


    As “superficial” as it sounds, UA’s deal with UH Football drives my obsession with UA gear. I have owned UA shirts and shorts before the UA deal with UH was announced, but since then it has all been UA gear for me.

    Nike and others have been in the shoe business for a while and it should be expected that they have the edge over UA who just started making shoes.

    I should wait longer to get another pair of UA shoes as my BlackBerry Storm awaits me. 🙂

  180. Kazz January 13, 2009 3:11 pm

    al ™:

    January 13th, 2009 at 3:07 pm
    kazz….that still would not be enough for him. i just want to go to lunch with him, thats all.

    Al, if that happens just remember… BE NICE!!! 😆

  181. al ™ January 13, 2009 3:12 pm

    just saying….oops, that is somebody’s calling already.

    i think graves will be the future. he got the it factor as well as the tools. sorry, corey and cayman. prove me wrong please.

    i think bradley will become our next nfl receiver. he is a cross between rivers and lelie with the speed to burn.

  182. al ™ January 13, 2009 3:13 pm

    i am looking for the next manuwai, satele, you know, four year starter, nfl, etc. i don’t see him in camp yet. search the campuses, he is there.

    like my bro pride. says, if i were a local boy i would stay. if i were of hasiak’s quality i would stay home because the opportunity to become a four year starter is here for the taking.

  183. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 3:14 pm

    Kazz – did you read the reviews on the Blackberry? Wait to you have kids and they get into name brands! “Coach” is a killer!

  184. al ™ January 13, 2009 3:14 pm

    homey….this week would be fine.

  185. al ™ January 13, 2009 3:15 pm

    kazz….i am always nice.

  186. duffer January 13, 2009 3:16 pm


    If you do get married, make sure she can hit a 3 iron!

  187. al ™ January 13, 2009 3:16 pm

    ten “coach” bags = one massage chair from shirokiya

    however, the boss just doesn’t know enough math.

  188. d1島 January 13, 2009 3:17 pm

    homey….this week would be fine

    Ahem….I know somebody who has a day off tomorrow… 😀

  189. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 3:18 pm

    al – only get wed, thu, fri left for the week. if it’s next week we may hear that Tepa reconfirms his commitment to UH.

  190. letsgowarriors January 13, 2009 3:19 pm

    i like tonga’s potential at OLB. i like em tall, long and lean! we need a FS, hopefully thats in 2 weeks.

  191. letsgowarriors January 13, 2009 3:19 pm

    i like tonga’s potential at OLB. i like em tall, long and lean! we need a FS, hopefully thats in 2 weeks.

  192. al ™ January 13, 2009 3:20 pm

    duffer…..whitey’s only got a 3 iron? i thought he said that he had a driver?

    i guess that is better than a putter.

  193. SteveM January 13, 2009 3:20 pm


  194. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 3:21 pm

    that is one expensive massage chair!

  195. d1島 January 13, 2009 3:23 pm

    …or TEN expensive bags!

  196. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 3:26 pm

    I see Tonga will be visiting UH next week and Washington the following week.

  197. WarriorMojo January 13, 2009 3:27 pm

    Hey, guys, I’m back from the land of snow, sleet, rain and flooding aka Washington. I know the area is beautiful during summer, but in winter, my gawd! Gun metal gray skies, blankets of fog, piercing winds, and ice cold freezing rain for days and days and days. Then there were the sunsets at 4:30 p.m. Nope, not for me.

    Anyway, a big Warrior welcome to COREY NEILSEN!

  198. Tombo Ahi January 13, 2009 3:29 pm

    The AM 1500 website has audio of Rob & Russ talking to UH recruit George Daily-Lyles. He discusses his visit to UH, why he likes Hawaii, teammates Iuta Tepa and Stan McKay, etc.

  199. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 3:30 pm

    Welcome back WM.

  200. Bulla January 13, 2009 3:38 pm


    if memory serves me right, and most of the time it is wrong, Mapu was at the Redskins when Colt was there. however, he had either a groin pull or a hamstring pull, that negated any effort he could put forth and they let him go.

    our mutual friend Dennis Ishii had a replacement for Mapu at Tennessee, but only a preferred walk on opportunity was given at that time. now i hear their interest has ‘peaked’ a little and are watching further developments of that replacement. time will tell…..

    sorry about the double posting, been a little quick off the trigger lately, but she still loves me yeah, yeah, yeah, she loves me yeah, yeah, yeah….

    what is it with these retro songs booming in the empty caverns in my head…….

    maybe Hasiak will make a U turn and head to Manoa, they could really USE HIM for next season……REALLY THEY COULD.

  201. WarriorMojo January 13, 2009 3:38 pm

    Thanks homey.

    So I guess Rob and Russ can interview prospective recruits because they are journalists, but Tsaikos cannot because they are boosters? And Tsaiko journalists can only interview while working, but not while boosting? Hmmm, interesting.

  202. (Jesse) James January 13, 2009 3:43 pm

    Hey, we found our Mojo….MWahahahahaa

  203. 702WarriorNation January 13, 2009 3:46 pm

    besides hitting a mean 3 iron,
    she should also be able to gill a great flat iron steak too

  204. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 3:49 pm

    Thanks Tombo for the link.

  205. al ™ January 13, 2009 3:50 pm


    who’s that?

  206. al ™ January 13, 2009 3:51 pm

    702….#203….ouch that sounds sore!

  207. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 3:51 pm

    Good to see (J)J got his mojo back.

  208. al ™ January 13, 2009 4:02 pm

    double thanks to you tombo ahi.

  209. WarriorMojo January 13, 2009 4:15 pm

    Thanks for the welcome back, guys. I think I’ve been worse even than Esme or Jojo recently. But I HAVE been reading just about everyday. Just not posting. And of course now it’s a dead period.

  210. 702WarriorNation January 13, 2009 4:24 pm

    my bad, shud be grill-not gill
    hmmmm wonder what you thinking on gill (grill) flat iron steak?
    Had the tastiest (first time) ‘flat iron steak’ at Bryce Canyon last July and can’t wait to get back for another treat after long day on the trails.
    Know that whitely if he got married and she can grill a great flat iron steak, she’d be most welcome griller at Tsaiko tailgates.

  211. Kazz January 13, 2009 4:29 pm

    homey ℞:

    January 13th, 2009 at 3:14 pm
    Kazz – did you read the reviews on the Blackberry? Wait to you have kids and they get into name brands! “Coach” is a killer!

    I have read reviews on the BlackBerry Storm as well as my own research with playing with the phone and testing it out to get a feel for it.

    I have been with Verizon ever since I have had a cell and I have had no problems with them at all. Plus my upgrade gives me pretty much 150.00 off the two-year contract price. I have never had a PDA phone before and I would use the internet, email, media, etc… (sans VZ Navigator). All in all, my current plan plus the unlimited internet and e-mail usage would only cost me 69.99 which is lower than my brother’s iPhone bill.

    I don’t demand much from a phone, but the Storm will do me just fine.

  212. Ralph January 13, 2009 4:31 pm

    What’s up #138 I didn’t google Tex Winter….he was a coach at K State before I attended school there, and he was still coaching when I graduated…I read later he was a HC in NBA coaching in Texas…lost track. while in school in chicago I read he was then an assistant for the Bulls and the article cited his triple post offense being used…

  213. Kazz January 13, 2009 4:32 pm


    Isn’t the Swap Meet’s “Assistant Coach” brand just as good??? 😛

    Now “Graduate Assistant” has been known to be subject to heavy knock-offs!

  214. BowsForever January 13, 2009 4:32 pm

    Nice Q&A with Nielsen. He’s got Hawaii ties, he already has at least some real-world experience in the run-n-shoot (and really, who does right out of high school?)…certainly has the potential to be a starting QB a couple years from now…

  215. al ™ January 13, 2009 4:36 pm

    702….yah, flat irons can be found at safeway stores. it used to be a best kept secret.

  216. Jason January 13, 2009 4:39 pm

    With the hiring of Vantz Singletary and Al Harris in San Francisco, I wonder if more coaches with Hawai‘i ties will be picked up by Mike Singletary? reports that Rip Scherer interviewed for the QB coach position. QB coach of the Browns for the past four years (working under OC candidate Rob Chudzinski for the last two), he was the RB coach for UH in 1977-1978.

  217. Pride. January 13, 2009 4:50 pm

    What’s the secret to Al Harris’ success as a pass rusher?

    Shhhhhhhhh. It’s ballet lessons. That’s what he told me. Two semester’s worth of ballet classes at Arizona State. Oops, I promised not to tell.

    C’mon, Al. I kept it a secret for 30 years, I couldn’t hold it in any longer.

  218. (Jesse) James January 13, 2009 4:51 pm

    Jason…who is a 49ers fan around here anyway….???? MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA just kidding…

  219. Ralph January 13, 2009 4:53 pm

    I think baseball player billy blanchette took ballet lessons to improve his coordination….some of the fb guys took yoga-some of our warrior lbs

  220. Jason January 13, 2009 4:56 pm


    Lynn Swann. ‘Nuff said.

  221. (Jesse) James January 13, 2009 5:03 pm

    Pride…no secret. Many of the guys on the infamous “Steel Curtain” D of the 70s Pittsburgh Steelers supposedly took ballet lessons to help with their coordination. Just don’t ask any of them to admit that….LOL

  222. Kazz January 13, 2009 5:07 pm

    Dunno if anyone else called this yet buuuttt… I’m calling it now, with no offense to the Hawaii boys in Arizona, the 2009 Superbowl will be:

    The Pennsylvania Civil War of 2009
    The Steelers versus The Eagles.

    Winner: The Steelers.

  223. kaimiloa January 13, 2009 5:26 pm

    During the 88-89 season, UH Football players were required to take some type of dance class. My neighbor in Mokihana, Matt Anoai (6’4″ 350) took Ballet and had the misfortune of having photographic evidence on the front of Ka Leo.

  224. d1島 January 13, 2009 5:28 pm

    C’mon! Didn’t anyone ever see “Knute Rockne-All-American”?
    The Four Horsemen took dance classes….

  225. wafan January 13, 2009 5:30 pm

    WarriorMojo . . .

    Geez, forgot you were coming up here. On the other hand you did not contact me.

    You just missed the sunshine and blue skies! This week we are supposed to start sweating it out up in the lower 50’s!!! Whoo-hoo!!!

    Where you in Seattle or Olympia?

  226. (Jesse) James January 13, 2009 5:40 pm

    d1…is that movie in black and white????

  227. el guapo January 13, 2009 5:50 pm

    And look where it got Matt Anoai

  228. 808ike January 13, 2009 6:05 pm

    Colt will be on Bobby’s show tomorrow morn at 1420 in the
    7 o’clock hour.

  229. d1島 January 13, 2009 6:13 pm


    ….and varying shades of gray!

  230. d1島 January 13, 2009 6:14 pm


    No foget to “Light it up!”

  231. wafan January 13, 2009 6:18 pm

    Cory is a vey articulate and well-spoken young man.

  232. wafan January 13, 2009 6:19 pm

    I, on the other hand, can neither spell nor type.

    vey = very

  233. Kazz January 13, 2009 6:19 pm

    el guapo:

    January 13th, 2009 at 5:50 pm
    And look where it got Matt Anoai

    OMG I knew that name sounded familiar!!!

  234. wafan January 13, 2009 6:20 pm

    Tomorrow will be another long day. Off to sleepy-time.

  235. d1島 January 13, 2009 6:21 pm

    Gov. Linda Lingle said yesterday she is willing to discuss everything to help solve the state’s budget woes — including legalized gambling.

    and a deep groan is heard from the Vacations Hawaii offices on So. King St……

  236. Kazz January 13, 2009 6:38 pm

    Hmmm.. some money to take care of the balance for the TOTAL completion of the Clarence TC Ching Athletic Complex at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus would also help ease the state’s budget woes… in the long run.

  237. A-House January 13, 2009 7:03 pm


    thanks for the donut suggestion, but, unfortunately, my good neighbor, does not have 8 – 5pm hours, is always on the go because he is soooooooo popular and in demand, etc.

    i must ask Midori to make an appointment for me so i can stroll down the street.

  238. bighilofan2 January 13, 2009 7:07 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos everywhere. Got alot of catching up on the blog today. But First: I bow down to the Great One, da Supreme Leader, da Fearless ST, and I stand before you and eat crow for doubting that you would be able to ask da Q & A.

    back in a few after I catchup on da blog today. 😀

  239. Da Punchbowl Kid January 13, 2009 7:07 pm

    Betting a lunch again, al? What did that get us the last time? 😆

  240. A-House January 13, 2009 7:08 pm


    You mentioned that 11 recruits visited the campus this past week and most were already vebals to Hawaii.

    What about the rest? Were they all offered? Any word on their decision?

    Tsaikos are starting to “dream” of LOIs from Teo, Hiasak, Toma, Hillard, etc. BTW, dreams do come true.

  241. A-House January 13, 2009 7:13 pm


    how’s my buddy from the Big Island?

    you mus be sooo busy no can blog.

    u goin come when dey goin blas Cooke Field? BTW, when da hek is dat taking place? somebody wen write 1/19/09, but that’s a holiday!!! anybody know if all pau?

    Mrs A-House and I goin – wheneva date dat goin take place.

  242. bighilofan2 January 13, 2009 7:28 pm

    Welcome to Warrior Nation, Corey Neilsen! You go, Warrior!

    no foget to take ballet 101. 😀

  243. bighilofan2 January 13, 2009 7:30 pm

    UH Administration. You guyz are totally junk! How come you guyz taking so long with Kainoa LaCount, Aussie Williams? You think you so hot?

  244. bighilofan2 January 13, 2009 7:37 pm


    howzit howzit. just let me know when fo come. I wuz going cum today but tings changed. coming da KK for sure! stay racing every Sat from now on, so hard to come weekends. except da KK day. I coming fo dat.

    btw, da UH Admin just tightens my jaws. giving da coaches and players a hard time. kuka pila junk!


    I want in on da bet about Iuta. Dat man is a Warrior! His best chance for go pros is with us.

    So coaches coaches…. man up you guyz! We all pulling fo you!

    Go Warriors!

  245. bighilofan2 January 13, 2009 7:39 pm

    I should say it a little better about Iuta.

    This is my prayer.

    A shooting star is brilliant. I am hoping Tepa chooses us and makes his mark here. I wish him well. I wish him to be one of us. Amen!

  246. bighilofan2 January 13, 2009 7:43 pm


    the Warriors better get to know where Cabana A is. Da bestest grindz in the world going be there next year. cubed palani, 1/4 of the 2nd stomach bag diced, diced opihi, diced limu kohu, dioced green onion, inamona, alae salt, poi…. laulau

    if day not playing, they better find out where the grindz are! 😀

  247. A-House January 13, 2009 7:44 pm

    Amen to dat 2!!!

  248. Ralph January 13, 2009 7:54 pm

    BigHilo you just lost Rob for your grindz- 1/4 of the 2nd stomach bag whether diced or whole will make her turn green if she ate it…I guess Kam school didn’t prepare ethnic foods for her and Ronnie in HS.. I wonder who gave they all the booze they put away…..

  249. Stephen Tsai January 13, 2009 8:06 pm

    Sorry, I was away.
    OK, Laurel and Tachibana are enrolled.
    Vasconcellos is not.

  250. al ™ January 13, 2009 8:11 pm

    ahouse… you need an invitation?

    dpk….we had lunch with footballfan. where were you?

    bhf2….you guys are scaring away uce2.

  251. Stephen Tsai January 13, 2009 8:14 pm

    In case anyone was wondering, I saw a lot of the players working out today. Brashton, Fonoti, Kia, Lane, Salas, Ieru, Clore, Alexander, Austin, Lipp, Cadiz, Avery, Black, Bryant, Estes, Hisatake, Ginlack, Paredes, Sili, Henry, etc.

  252. Stephen Tsai January 13, 2009 8:15 pm

    UH also is going to be getting a pretty good punter to walk on.

  253. al ™ January 13, 2009 8:16 pm

    st….may i assume that all early jc signees are enrolled this semester?

    and what about earvin sione?
    whitley fehoko?
    is lacount’s hang up stuck in our admin office or the jc’s office?

  254. labrat January 13, 2009 8:16 pm

    Man I was counting on Justine. It is going to be tough since Kate has graduated. Best of luck ladies.

    Corey seems to be one who will be a leader on the team in the future. I like these types of players.

    Tonga UH is calling.

  255. Stephen Tsai January 13, 2009 8:16 pm

    The punter has his own Web site.

  256. Stephen Tsai January 13, 2009 8:18 pm

    Did I mention yet that John Manu Olevao, despite his best efforts, did not make it?

  257. al ™ January 13, 2009 8:18 pm

    dead period……that does not include a sports writer reporting on some “surprises” as long as it does not have any quotations from a coach or booster.

  258. SteveM January 13, 2009 8:19 pm

    Saturday, February 7, 2009
    7:30 PM – 12:30 AM
    Krazy Karaoke (1308 Young Street)

    We have the big (green) room at Krazy Karaoke for 55 people. Mahalo to Stretch for the arrangements and putting down the required deposits!

    Please continue to RSVP on the blog or email SteveM. Note we are capped at 55 people.

    We look forward to seeing new Tsai-kos at one of our first major parties of 2009. Singing not required, but there will be a lot of it. 🙂 But very good! Click here to see photos and video of earlier large Karaoke Calls, and scroll down to mid-August to see more.

    • $15 per person for the room/karaoke
    • BYOB
    • Bring food/goodies (like indoor tailgate)

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

    Continually updated Karaoke Call info in the Events Calendar section at:

    Current count = 39

  259. Stephen Tsai January 13, 2009 8:19 pm

    I’m getting mixed signals on Sione as to whether he’s in school or not.

  260. al ™ January 13, 2009 8:19 pm

    i forgot one more….has jack “hammer” sula enrolled?

  261. al ™ January 13, 2009 8:22 pm

    if you see homey tell him i sent him a package.

  262. Stretch January 13, 2009 8:23 pm

    where is the link for the punter?? or is it a secret until he enrolls??

  263. al ™ January 13, 2009 8:24 pm

    so, the fog is starting to lift….now i see how we can have offered so many.

  264. SteveM January 13, 2009 8:24 pm

    Sorry for seeming to drop the announcement in when ST appeared…. my refreshes were only showing post #248 for the past 20 minutes… 🙁

  265. bighilofan2 January 13, 2009 8:24 pm

    John Manu Olevao

    keep trying my bradda. the best never ever give up!

    never…. never….. NEVER!!!!!

    you are a warrior. The Kelas are Warriors!

    Go Warriors!!!

  266. bighilofan2 January 13, 2009 8:26 pm

    And so are the Iutas!

    Go Warriors!!!!!

  267. al ™ January 13, 2009 8:27 pm

    yeah. stretch, i was going bonkers in search for the website. i even clicked mr. tsai’s name only to comeback to square one.

    was this a joke???

  268. bighilofan2 January 13, 2009 8:32 pm

    ho boy

    we get George Daly Lyles and Iuta Tepa, we got bookends.

    Coach Cal, can you handle this class of pedigree athlete at DE?

    you betcha!!!! yeee haaaaw!

    Go Warriors!!!!!

  269. Stephen Tsai January 13, 2009 8:34 pm

    Gimme a call Stretch, and I’ll give you his name.

  270. Stephen Tsai January 13, 2009 8:34 pm

    Everybody else will have to wait until tomorrow.

  271. Stephen Tsai January 13, 2009 8:36 pm

    I’m off to see HMA win its fourth in a row.
    Talk to you in about an hour .

  272. d1島 January 13, 2009 8:55 pm

    Projecting forward about an hour….

    Was Tui back doing workouts?

  273. bighilofan2 January 13, 2009 8:56 pm

    Sorry UH

    Weber State,

    you gotta check out Daniel Iopa, Keaau HS 5’11” 230 lb DE/MLB/FB
    kinda like the beast if you ask me. he’s got the it factor. UH get plenny already, but he is a player, you watch and see. so i hate to say it, but if you cannot play at UH, then go play wit da polyz. 😀

  274. whitey January 13, 2009 9:08 pm

    al, funny thing about pride mentioning about ballet lessons. i said the same thing because imho the o line footwork sucks. las vegas said the same thing about their footwork, it sucks.

  275. kailua808 January 13, 2009 9:14 pm

    Now that James Lofton got fired from the Raiders what’s the chance of him coming to UH. His son is here so it’s not inconceivable. That would be a big time name for recruiting receivers for the run and shoot.

  276. FloridaTed January 13, 2009 9:14 pm

    Now I’m really anxious for spring ball to start and to see who is really on board once all the dust has setlled.

    I’m also very anxious to see how this new season will be tackled by coaches and players alike.

    Will there be a new fervor and new determination and focus? Will the confusion and experimenting have gone by the way side? Will there be full concentration and drive to be a much improved team? One band of brothers again?

    So many questions, stay tuned, it will be very exciting.

  277. SteveM January 13, 2009 9:16 pm

    whitey — where did you have lunch today?

  278. whitey January 13, 2009 9:18 pm

    you remember the show, “the replacements” with keanu reeves at qb. check out how the enitre team can dance because their footwork is very good. that big buggah, ace, looks like las vegas, but he has excellent footwork. maybe the team should have the uh dancers come to practice, put on loud music, and show the team how to use their feet, legs, body, arms, and head.

  279. bighilofan2 January 13, 2009 9:19 pm

    the scuttlebutt about Mr. Lofton… wouldn’t that be sumtin!

    thanks for the thought Kailua808.

    be back in a few hours.

    Go Warriors!!!!!!

  280. SteveM January 13, 2009 9:19 pm

    kailua808 — Welcome to the blog! Do you reside in Kailua? If not, please tell us where if you reside outside oh Hawaii now.

  281. whitey January 13, 2009 9:19 pm

    stevem, same place where las vegas took mei ling, near hard rock hotel.

  282. whitey January 13, 2009 9:21 pm

    702 warrior, we missed you today at our “quarterly forum”. hahahahaaa

  283. FloridaTed January 13, 2009 9:22 pm

    Whatever recruits we’ll end up with will be the ones who really want to be here and it still will be the best overall class ever. I’m already happy and can only be positively surprised.

    The Smethurst loss is not good. Do we have any young guns in the wings coming in for the Wahine SBT?

  284. whitey January 13, 2009 9:23 pm

    ok, going back to lurk mode or going downstairs to contribute to the economy for the city of lights and “sins”.

  285. SteveM January 13, 2009 9:25 pm

    whitey– just wondering because of post #105… very possible with you… 😐

  286. A-House January 13, 2009 9:33 pm


    already got invited – only thing missing is a date and time for the cup of info!

  287. Garret January 13, 2009 9:34 pm


    Great news about the walk-on punter! That was a need for the Warriors, and with the shortage of scholarships (due to excellent recruiting), it is great that the punter is walking on!

  288. Garret January 13, 2009 9:39 pm

    We’ve talked about how we’d like for UH to schedule Navy and Army, especially with the Hawaii ties. I didn’t see anyone mention the news from JD’s chat that Mac doesn’t want UH to play Navy because of the cut blocks that they use, and Mac may not want UH to schedule Army if they use cut blocks too. JD points out that the Navy game on the schedule was done before Mac was the head coach. I guess this explains why SMU signed a home-and-home deal with Navy a few months ago and UH didn’t schedule future games with Navy when they were filling out their 2010-2011 schedules.

    In general, I’m all for playing military academies, especially here in Hawaii. However, there’s one exception that Coach Mack has asked me to consider — and that is, if they run an offense that relies on the “chop block”. This type of block essentially means the offensive lineman is trying to “cut” or block the defensive lineman below the waist. Oftentimes because this type of block may occur 60-80 times in one game, the opponent (playing against the team that “chop-blocks”) will sustain knee or lower leg injuries especially on the defensive line. Right now, Navy plays this type of offense, but it remains to be seen what type of offense Rich will institute at Army. Of course, we will consider playing Army, and it will even be an easier decision if they run an offense that doesn’t “chop block”. (The Navy contract for 2009 was signed prior to Coach Mack being the head coach and we’re not stating outright we wouldn’t play Navy again, just that we’re likely going to wait and see what type of injuries occur in next year’s game before making any decisions.)

  289. Garret January 13, 2009 9:44 pm

    The QB at NMSU that was supposed to start for them next season has left NMSU and will walk on to SMU. That means that NMSU will be looking out for QBs and they’ll have to try to steal another teams committed QB…I don’t think they will be able to sway UH’s commits. But since UH has 3 QB commits, a higher-than-normal number, I wouldn’t be surprised if NMSU gives them a call after the dead period is over.

    New Mexico State quarterback J.J. McDermott is transferring to SMU and receiver LaVorick Williams will leave for Texas Tech, new coach DeWayne Walker said Tuesday.

    McDermott, the Aggies’ backup the past two seasons behind Chase Holbrook, played in four games last fall and started once as a freshman in 2007. With Holbrook graduating, McDermott had been the expected starter for next season until former coach Hal Mumme was fired in December.

  290. Garret January 13, 2009 9:47 pm

    The coaches want changes made to the BCS, and I think pretty much everyone thinks that the BCS system needs changes. Trouble is, the change they want is eliminate their votes from being made public. With all the biased voting going on already, taking away the revealing of their votes could really make things messy…

    The coaches poll has been the backbone of BCS legitimacy since the AFCA partnered with the BCS in 1998 to recognize the winner of the BCS title game as its national champion.

    The tweaking could come in the form of coaches once again hiding their ballots, according to AFCA executive director Grant Teaff. In recent years, the 61 voting coaches have been making their final ballots public after the regular season. Teaff said he has been receiving input that a closed vote would be more “accurate.”

  291. Garret January 13, 2009 9:52 pm

    The Dallas and Forth Worth area has a *lot* of people (far more than Hawaii), but times are hard so their main newspapers will now split coverage of many major sports teams in the area. I wonder if the two Honolulu papers would ever have to resort to this…they wouldn’t do it for UH football I would guess (just like the DFW papers aren’t splitting their Dallas Cowboy coverage), but if times got harder they might have to cover the other sports jointly. broke the story back on July 28: The Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, venerable institutions, community backbones and long-time rivals, would be combining forces and blowing off so-called “important’’ sports beats.

    Well, now – almost six months later – the local papers are reporting reports on themselves. And an example of how this will work is that newspaper coverage of your Dallas Mavericks will be sliced in half.

    The Morning News reveals (well, not reveals, inasmuch as we already revealed it) that the Dallas paper will now cover the Mavs and the Stars and ship its stories to the Fort Worth paper. Meanwhile, the Star-Telegram will cover the Rangers and NASCAR and ship its stuff to the Dallas paper.

  292. Garret January 13, 2009 9:54 pm

    Report from the East-West Shrine Game practices doesn’t mention any Warriors, but I know that people like Jason follow the draft and might be interested.

    Shrine Bowl practice notes from Monday

  293. Garret January 13, 2009 9:56 pm

    This Florida State player is doing something I can’t ever remember being done before…he’s going to delay his entry into the NFL draft because he’ll be studying at Oxford. All-American football player who got his pre-med degree in 2.5 years…amazing!

    The former Florida State safety Myron Rolle said in a text message Monday that he would be heading to Oxford, England, for his Rhodes scholarship instead of entering the 2009 N.F.L. draft. Rolle started for most of three seasons at Florida State and was considered a strong pro prospect.

    Instead he will head to England for a one-year master’s degree in medical anthropology. He said he would enter the 2010 draft. In November, Rolle became the most prominent student-athlete since Bill Bradley in 1965 to win the Rhodes, which is considered the world’s most prestigious postgraduate academic award.

    Rolle, who hails from Galloway, N.J., arrived at Florida State as the country’s No. 1 prospect and graduated with a pre-med degree in two and a half years. When his N.F.L. career ends Rolle plans on attending medical school with the hopes of opening up a clinic for the needy in the Bahamas.

    Rolle said he was told he was projected to go in the top 49 picks in the draft, with the potential to go higher if he ran a strong 40 time in the pre-draft combine.

  294. Garret January 13, 2009 9:57 pm

    Commentary about Rolle.

    After graduating in two-and-a-half years with a pre-med degree; spending his summers studying overseas, working with stem and cancer cells as well as obesity awareness in Florida’s Seminole tribe; being named All-ACC; and, right, earning the world’s most prestigious academic scholarship (you may have heard about that), the New York Times reports Monday night that Rolle is foregoing his final year of eligibility and delaying a shot at at the NFL to earn a one-year master’s degree in medical anthropology in Oxford, England, oldest university in the English-speaking world and alma mater of Hugh Grant, among others. Rolle will then enter his name in the 2010 NFL draft, resume his football career, attend medical school, open a clinic in the Bahamas, purchase the island and sire a utopia of freakishly talented, self-actualized Olympian scholars between mediations with world leaders on ritual pilgrimage for Rollean enlightenment.

  295. Garret January 13, 2009 9:59 pm

    Free play link time. Please ignore my next 10 posts if you do not want the off-topic stuff. I’m going to do 5 from yesterday and 5 from today.

    Lots of older women have been given estrogen as part of hormone therapy…but it turns out the estrogen shrinks their brains!

  296. Garret January 13, 2009 9:59 pm

    Europe may soon go to a standardized, contactless, student ID, where the ID will work at all Universities.

  297. Garret January 13, 2009 10:00 pm

    It is sad to read about the problems with intelligence sharing on the Afghan-Pakistan border. The center opened last March and a key feature is that it can received Predator video…but they don’t have anyone trained to analyze the Predator video so that info is wasted!

  298. Garret January 13, 2009 10:00 pm

    Illinois couple married at a Taco Bell–their wedding cost just $200.

  299. Garret January 13, 2009 10:01 pm

    Berkley scientists (via NSF funding) are creating a site to try to change the image of science and teach others what science really is.

  300. Garret January 13, 2009 10:01 pm

    IBM researchers captured the first 3D image of a virus, improving resolution as compared standard MRIs by 100 million times!

  301. Garret January 13, 2009 10:02 pm

    Article about how compact fluorescent light bulbs and other “green” products are actually bad for the environment.

  302. Garret January 13, 2009 10:02 pm

    6-year-old missed the school bus…so he got the keys to his parent’s car and tried to drive to school! He went 6 miles before he crashed the car, then he started walking from there because he didn’t want to miss school. His parents slept through the whole thing…and why did his parents let him play the M-rated Grand Theft Auto game?

  303. Garret January 13, 2009 10:03 pm

    Central California man was arrested for trying to sell his 14-year-old daughter into marriage for $10,000, 100 cases of beer, and several cases of meet. Police found out when the father went to them to complain that the guy who bought her daughter hadn’t paid him what they agreed!

  304. Garret January 13, 2009 10:03 pm

    Free play links pau.

  305. Garret January 13, 2009 10:17 pm

    Looks like Miami might go after free agents who play Samson’s and Davone’s positions.

    Receiver: Though Miami wants to add another playmaker, the market drops off after Antonio Bryant (Tampa might use its franchise tag on him) and Cincinnati’s T.J. Houshmandzadeh, 31. Others include New England’s Jabar Gaffney, the Giants’ Amani Toomer, Tampa’s Michael Clayton, the Saints’ Devery Henderson, Detroit’s Shaun McDonald, Pittsburgh’s Nate Washington and the 49ers’ Bryant Johnson

    Offensive line: There’s speculation Miami might pursue well-regarded Baltimore center Jason Brown, 25, if he hits the market — at 320, he’s 20 to 25 pounds heavier than Samson Satele. Buffalo’s Duke Preston (326 pounds) would be a lesser option. Minnesota’s Matt Birk, 32, is likely too old for Miami’s preference.

  306. Pomai January 13, 2009 10:19 pm

    Garret just out of curiosity when you do your free play links, how many website do you look at?

  307. al ™ January 13, 2009 10:23 pm

    stretch….okay. you can tell me.

  308. Garret January 13, 2009 10:29 pm


    I actually only look at 1 website (Wired’s Danger Room blog) for the free play links. The rest of the links come from various newsletters that I have e-mailed to me for work or sports sites that I check via Google reader. Most of the information on those e-mail newsletters relates to work (wireless industry or defense industry), but they always have some random links at the bottom. Also, Gmail gives a random link whenever I check my e-mail, and some of those get added to the link collection.

  309. Rob25 January 13, 2009 10:54 pm

    Wow I never get special treatment from ST like Stretch!

  310. Rob25 January 13, 2009 10:58 pm

    Al…you can tell me!

  311. Rob25 January 13, 2009 11:02 pm

    Or not!

  312. al ™ January 13, 2009 11:02 pm

    wow….rob52. we thought you left for the other publication.

    i know you a bit upset about them ‘boys punking out in the end, but, c’mon now.

  313. homey ℞ January 13, 2009 11:10 pm

    Rob25 – pssst…the punter is

  314. Rob25 January 13, 2009 11:28 pm

    homey…heard you were wonderin about me.

    Me, Mickey and Red Rock were getting familiar!

  315. Rob25 January 13, 2009 11:29 pm

    al – You thought that I was going to pull a Gigi?

  316. al ™ January 13, 2009 11:56 pm

    homey….check your mail….

  317. al ™ January 13, 2009 11:58 pm

    rob44……gigi doesn’t do a red rock.

  318. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 14, 2009 12:02 am

    Whew… long day at work…
    It went from (Jeopardy theme for 6 hours) to (grrrr…) finally to (yea!) around 9:45pm.

    But I did my Wii Fit for a few minutes before reading the blog…

    Now to try to get to sleep…

    Nitey nite and SWEET Warrior dreams!

  319. Committed Road Warrior January 14, 2009 1:21 am

    I guess the name of aforementioned walk-on punter will be the highlight of tomorrow’s blog posting.

    Good night!

  320. al ™ January 14, 2009 1:33 am

    could he be a local boy?

  321. bighilofan2 January 14, 2009 2:48 am

    Howzit Tsaikos.

    hallooooo whitey. Papio fo dindin tonite. Complements of Calvin. 😀

  322. bighilofan2 January 14, 2009 2:50 am

    Brashton, Fonoti, Kia, Lane, Salas, Ieru, Clore, Alexander, Austin, Lipp, Cadiz, Avery, Black, Bryant, Estes, Hisatake, Ginlack, Paredes, Sili, Henry, etc.

    way to go on da machines, guyz!

  323. bighilofan2 January 14, 2009 3:12 am

    anyone else think:

    a staff shakeup will help on the field?
    we need to settle on a QB early on?
    we need tweaking all over the o side?

    I personally think we have too many cooks. jmo

  324. bighilofan2 January 14, 2009 3:14 am

    i sure hope more than 2 dozen Warriors are using the machines on a very regular basis.

  325. bighilofan2 January 14, 2009 3:35 am

    the more i read rivalsdotcom football and scoutdotcom, on recruits, the more I am impressed with and grateful for the Hawaii athletes that choose us, Warrior Nation. Guyz like Shutter, Makainai. you understand its “us” against “them.”

    Don’t get me wrong. Cav, JJ, Dick are great coaches. But they are now one of “them.”

    Go Warriors!

  326. bighilofan2 January 14, 2009 3:45 am

    I gotta practice what Pride said….

    P A T I E N C E.

    supah hard that one.

  327. bighilofan2 January 14, 2009 3:58 am

    Boise, San Jose, Fresno,

    Mr. and Mrs. Bolla are hanging on to their paychecks. How would they feel if they were the players and they had coaches like themselves. i no da young ladies not suppose to tink, just go school, play hard, represent Hawaii. but, best years of their lives? you betcha…. 😀

    Marilyn, Mrs. Hinshaw, Pres. McClain… you gotta step in and put JD to sleep on this one. our champ is outta his mind on figuring out what fo do with dis Herman Frazier legacy. nah, you’re right. Lions. Get worse. 👿 NOT!

    heh heh heh

  328. bighilofan2 January 14, 2009 4:01 am

    good morning. so, whats da latest on Cooke Ching Field fix? thanks.

  329. bighilofan2 January 14, 2009 4:13 am

    Las Vegas,

    I disagree.. our Warriors had good footwork. watch da ha’a rerunz. 😀

  330. bighilofan2 January 14, 2009 4:14 am

    wat i gotta do fo get sum attention? blow sumtin up? 😀

  331. bighilofan2 January 14, 2009 4:48 am

    ok ok

    back laterzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  332. wafan January 14, 2009 4:49 am

    Good morning all!

    Esme and out.

  333. bighilofan2 January 14, 2009 4:49 am

    but not before i go for da half lucky #

  334. mctruck January 14, 2009 5:18 am


    Yeah, I kinda figured things would follow that scenario,(wait and see, I guess?)., sorta like that other fella from Punahou.
    Well, can’t blame some guys for wanting to see what the other parts of the world looks like; some are home boys who have stronger feelings about playing in front of family and friends, others are not. Main thing they represent Hawaii proud and well.

  335. Stretch January 14, 2009 6:34 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Damn, I guess I got off the computer a little too soon. I’ll just have to wait along with everyone else for the name of the punter.

  336. A-House January 14, 2009 6:47 am

    Yohooooooo, good neighbor:

    It’s wake up time so we can get more info on the “walk-on” punter, who, in your opinion, is pretty good!!

    OK. sleepyhead, time to rise and shine! Hey, what happened to all the roosters near his house? dis is not the time to strike!! dang nab it!!

  337. djmitcho January 14, 2009 6:57 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos! Hope everyone has a great day.

  338. d1島 January 14, 2009 7:00 am

    Great Morning All!

    You in a good position….either go over to neighbor’s house for good info or good chicken soup! 😆

  339. protector January 14, 2009 7:14 am

    I just love hearing about a different punter! It killed me that in the last 2 seasons, practically every team we faced had a better and more clutch punter. Grasso was my pet peeve. Getting a decent punter will assure us of better field position – – that’ll translate to less points being given up. I can’t wait!

  340. A-House January 14, 2009 7:16 am


    Are you living the “life of Wynn”? now, can we have an Encore?

    Is the room living up to your expectations? You seemed very enthused at the last tailgate while describing how you got an invitation. You must be “somebody”!!

    Hope you bring back some on the $$$ we left behid a week ago.

  341. A-House January 14, 2009 7:18 am


    But, I stay at work already!

    Dang, wild chicken soup sounds goooooooood!

  342. A-House January 14, 2009 7:21 am


    you can tell us now – after all we are good budies, are we not?

    well, fellow Tsaikos, i guess we are that good buddies with al. or, al does not have the info because he could not reach ST.

    hello, are you out there?

  343. A-House January 14, 2009 7:23 am

    should read: are NOT good buddies

  344. duffer January 14, 2009 7:23 am

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

    Update for Nalani, albeit a short one!

    Tuesday’s Results

    KS Maui boys 41, King Kekaulike 31

    KS Maui girls 34, King Kekaulike 26

  345. roysan16 January 14, 2009 7:27 am

    McKay visits Hawaii

    Tuesday, January 13, 2009 | Print Entry

    Posted by Greg Biggins

    Long Beach Poly (Calif.) defensive back Stanjarivus McKay took his second official visit of the year last weekend to Hawaii. The talented safety had previously visited Colorado.

    McKay is one of the safeties in the West with the ability to play the run or pass equally well. He has excellent cover skills for a safety and saw action at corner a few times this season including the state championship game against Grant (Sacramento, Calif.).

    “They hit some big plays on us early in the game so I got moved to corner,” McKay said. “They only threw one pass to my side of the field and that was incomplete. Most of the schools recruiting me like me for safety but a few have said they think I can play corner as well and that’s fine with me.”

    McKay said he had a very good visit to Hawaii although the Warriors still have some ground to make up over his two favorites.

    “Hawaii is a great place and I had a lot of fun,” McKay said. “The coaches were great and I loved the people there. Everyone was so friendly and it’s a beautiful place.

    “I liked the campus a lot and I also liked the strength and conditioning coach there. That’s a pretty long flight to Hawaii and I’m still leaning to UCLA and Colorado right now but I’m definitely considering Hawaii as well.”

    McKay will visit UCLA this coming weekend and his final visit will be to Washington (Jan. 23). The safety calls UCLA his ‘dream school’ but has some questions he hopes to clear up while he’s on campus.

    “The one thing I’m not sure about with UCLA is they offered me as a grey shirt and I’m not sure why,” McKay said. “When they first offered me, I thought it was a normal offer but they explained to my dad it was a grey shirt meaning I wouldn’t have a chance to come in and compete for playing time my first year there.

    “At Colorado, they graduate a lot of their defensive backs and same with Hawaii. Both schools said that I would have a chance to come in and play early but with UCLA, I just need to figure out this grey shirt thing because I don’t fully understand it. I like UCLA a lot, it’s my dream school but if I’m not comfortable with the grey shirt offer,*I’ll probably just end going to Colorado*”

    The last sentence pretty much tells it all.

  346. djmitcho January 14, 2009 7:40 am

    Colt on 1420

  347. duffer January 14, 2009 7:40 am


    This is the girl that I keep losing too!

  348. whitey January 14, 2009 7:48 am

    Good morning Tsaikos from the city where people don’t sleep, but try to make a living 24 hrs. hahahahhaaaa.

    A House, i have neva been to wynn, but this trip to encore has been good so far. the rooms are suites w/bathroom, living room, and bedroom w/king. 42″ flat screen. very fast check in, but room far from elevator. no free drinks at bar (even if you playing) and cost was $11.50 for blooooooooodddddddddyyyyyyyyy marrrrrrrryyyyy!!!!! yikes!!!!

  349. whitey January 14, 2009 7:53 am

    hawaiian air ain’t no slouch on biru cost either as it is now $6. 2-3 times more than the darkside.

  350. duffer January 14, 2009 8:05 am

    hawaiian air ain’t no slouch on biru cost either as it is now $6. 2-3 times more than the darkside

    And without the “thrills”!!!!!

  351. Da Punchbowl Kid January 14, 2009 8:11 am

    # al ™:
    January 13th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    ahouse… you need an invitation?

    dpk….we had lunch with footballfan. where were you?

    bhf2….you guys are scaring away uce2.

    I dunno al, where was I? Did anyone let me know? Or is Football Fan who I think he is?

  352. Da Punchbowl Kid January 14, 2009 8:12 am

    Good morning, duffer!

  353. Da Punchbowl Kid January 14, 2009 8:13 am

    Howzit Whitey!

  354. duffer January 14, 2009 8:13 am

    Good Morning DPK! 🙂

  355. Da Punchbowl Kid January 14, 2009 8:15 am

    Hows tings up in the icebox, djmitcho?

  356. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 14, 2009 8:29 am


    djmitcho- dang, missed Colt. Synopsis???


  357. djmitcho January 14, 2009 8:44 am

    Too cold in the icebox. Gotta get reacclaimated to the cold after being warm for so long.

    Colt was just talking about how his year was and the relationships with the other QB’s were and stuff like that.

  358. Da Punchbowl Kid January 14, 2009 8:56 am


    Think happy thoughts, something like: warm yakiniku grills covered with bbq meat…

  359. Kekoa January 14, 2009 9:04 am

    djmitcho ~ Gee Braddah…had to wait fo you go back to freeze frame county in WA so you could tell us whazzup on 1420 ovah heah at home! Apparently I don’t have my Mojo workin’ hard enuff for me. (tsai…)

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  362. Phyllis March 21, 2009 5:39 am

    Excuse me. Americans are benevolently ignorant about Canada, while Canadians are malevolently well informed about the United States.
    I am from Togo and also now am reading in English, give please true I wrote the following sentence: “Daily news on airlines, discount airfare sales, helping you find cheapest airline tickets for international and domestic flights.”

    With love :), Phyllis.

  363. Bonaventure March 21, 2009 8:27 am

    Sorry. Anyone who has gumption knows what it is, and anyone who hasn’t can never know what it is. So there is no need of defining it.
    I am from Afghanistan and also now am reading in English, give please true I wrote the following sentence: “Reservation of airline tickets from and to all destinations in europe and worldwide.”

    Thanks for the help :P, Bonaventure.

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