We’re giving away tickets to Pussycat Dolls concert

Thanks to the blog’s real boss (and the producer of the Warrior Beat Show) — Sandee Oshiro — we’re giving away two tickets to the Pussycat Dolls concert.
We’ll announce the winner’s name on Tuesday’s show.
How do you enter?
Create your own lyrics to complete this line:
When I grow up, I wanna …
(Keep it clean. This is a family blog, and as a Farrington grad, Sandee’s toughness needs no explanation.)
Good luck.

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Luke Ingram is ready to succeed his brother Jake as the Warriors’ long-snapper. Luke said he recently received his acceptance letter to UH. He has been participating in unsupervised workouts, and will take part in training camp. Luke is 6-4 and 220 pounds.


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There have been some interesting sights this offseason. Offensive tackle Laupepa Letuli’s cartwheel. His back-leap into a high-jump pad. Wideout Royce Pollard jumping over your blog host. Quarterbacks Greg Alexander and Brent Rausch running pass routes (get ready for the Noke Offense).
And then there was 250-pound Jake Heun, who missed the 2008 season because of a herniated disc, doing back-to-back, Ozzie Smith-like back flips.
“I guess my back is fine now,” Heun announced.
Heun, a JUCO defensive end who was recruited as a power back, has moved to middle linebacker, where he is listed as the primary understudy to Mana Lolotai.


  1. Jason June 7, 2009 8:44 am


  2. Jason June 7, 2009 8:45 am

    Everyone is too busy Googling the Pussycat Dolls, I guess.

  3. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 7, 2009 8:46 am

    Yowza! HiHo Hanalei!

  4. Jason June 7, 2009 8:46 am

    Or for the ladies, keeping the men from Googling. 😀

  5. bstunna2002 June 7, 2009 8:53 am

    “I wanna be famous”

  6. d1島 June 7, 2009 8:53 am

    Top Ten! (or hunnard, whichever applies)

  7. chawan_cut June 7, 2009 8:56 am

    i’m already in-famous….

    don’t need to be famous.

    just want to be…. ah, nvm.

    anyways, can’t win the tickets, so good luck to whoever does get em…

  8. Stephen Tsai June 7, 2009 8:57 am

    Whoops. I had to clarify it. You can create your own line, such as Jason might say: When I grow up, I wanna … be a math genius.

  9. Stephen Tsai June 7, 2009 8:57 am

    Hey, I guess that means I inadvertently entered the contest.

  10. letsgowarriors June 7, 2009 8:58 am

    basically heun and brashton switched places. i thought the coaches were projecting heun to be a DE. good size for mlb though.

    do u know if the coaches are projecting tonga at OLB or S?

  11. chawan_cut June 7, 2009 8:58 am

    i’ll play for fun though.

    When I grow up, I wanna …

    be a ToysRus Kid….

  12. letsgowarriors June 7, 2009 8:58 am

    when i grow up, i wanna take over stephen tsais job.

  13. chawan_cut June 7, 2009 9:00 am

    When I grow up, I wanna …
    be happy.

  14. mctruck June 7, 2009 9:02 am

    When I grow up,
    I want to be
    Nothing, but the best.

  15. Stephen Tsai June 7, 2009 9:02 am

    I think they wanted him to open at safety. But then you see how freakin’ big he is, he probably could play strong safety, outside linebacker or, one day, defensive end. And he moves very fast, although not as fast as Rodney Bradley.

  16. chawan_cut June 7, 2009 9:03 am

    When I grow up, I wanna …
    have nice seats like Stretch and yell at coaches.

    wait, i do have decent seats now and yell at coaches and players. nvm.

  17. Rich2176 June 7, 2009 9:04 am

    Repost from previous blog:


    My anxiety is over. I called the UNLV ticket office on Thursday only to find out the ticket guy I was dealing with is no longer there. I left a message for his replacement. Friday went by and I’m getting more anxious.

    About an hour ago, I received a call from the ticket office. I couldn’t believe there was actually someone working there on a Sunday.

    So, here’s the deal. I could have gotten the 200 tickets today, but they would have been the endzone seats very similar to what we had in 2007. The only way I can get sideline tickets is when single game tickets go on sale on the 15th. So, I’ll be in line at the UNLV ticket office on the 15th. Apparently, there is a hold-up with the sideline tix due to the UH ticket office not giving an accurate count yet.

    Since this is such a popular game, there are no group discounts. The tickets will be $35 each. If you purchased them from UH or UNLV directly, there would be a handling fee. Since I’m picking them up, there is no added charge.

    I fly to Kona on the 18th. I should be on Oahu the 19th or 20th. I’m bringing the tickets to Genji’s on the 20th. Either cash or checks will be fine.

    I’m getting 200 tickets. Right now, I’ve got ticket orders for 185. I’ll be sending out confirmations to everyone. I don’t know if I’ll have time to make a seating chart like last time, but as long as we are all together, we can make our own seating arrangements.

    Okay, if there are any questions, just email me at rich2176 at yahoo.com.

  18. Rich2176 June 7, 2009 9:05 am

    When I grow up….I wanna be a WarriorBeat Tsaiko…

  19. Stretch June 7, 2009 9:07 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    June 7th, 2009 at 9:03 am
    When I grow up, I wanna …
    have nice seats like Stretch and yell at coaches.

    You forgot to include, “and get scoldings from NFA”

  20. chawan_cut June 7, 2009 9:09 am

    When I grow up….

    i wanna have big mus-kles like Hercules Homey……

  21. chawan_cut June 7, 2009 9:10 am

    i already got the stare from NFA before, so that’s checked off the list.

  22. kraftkat June 7, 2009 9:10 am

    “be a #1 chic”

  23. chawan_cut June 7, 2009 9:11 am

    When I grow up….
    I wanna have the dart skills of Koakane….

  24. chawan_cut June 7, 2009 9:14 am

    ok, i need to stop. i can just see all the retaliation posts later when people wake up.

  25. chawan_cut June 7, 2009 9:16 am

    oops, sorry, that NFA post was meant for Stretch not ST. i didn’t read right.

  26. chawan_cut June 7, 2009 9:19 am

    ok, i couldn’t stop.

    When I grow up I wanna……
    be as fresh as tombo ahi……

  27. al June 7, 2009 9:19 am

    When I grow up, I wanna …be like Tsai go to work in shorts.
    sit around do nothing else but talk sports.
    catch a plan to reno, las vegas, or new orleans, louisiana.
    and its all expenses paid, free not my kala.
    have a band of merry tsaikos that just worship and adore me.
    when i grow up, yah, i know who i wanna be.

  28. koakane™ June 7, 2009 9:23 am

    morning tsai-ko nation slowly trying to get into some type of form so I can function today. pounding in my head going down from the loud music. the wessai mafia showed up, management got nervous so we got booted out of the vip suite.

    chawan_cut roflmfao

    mahalo to rich for all da work he doing getting the tics and see you latter on this month at genji’s.

  29. chawan_cut June 7, 2009 9:23 am

    When I grow up I wanna……
    ….have the ladies skills just like J & (J) = (Jason and (James))……

  30. A-House June 7, 2009 9:24 am

    When I grow up – I wanna be me.

    wait, that’s not right cause I’m already grown up – hehe

  31. Jensen June 7, 2009 9:31 am

    When I grow up I wanna..
    Help others achieve their dreams, as they have helped me.

  32. LK June 7, 2009 9:39 am

    “When I grow up, I wanna be able to eat like a Tsaiko . . . and not put on weight like a Tsaiko”

  33. chawan_cut June 7, 2009 9:40 am

    When I grow up I wanna be……
    Faster than a speedin’ Jovonte Taylor….
    More powerful than a bench pressin’ Tuika Tufaga….
    Able to leap tall sports reporters in a single bound like Royce Pollard….

  34. Emily Sato June 7, 2009 9:47 am

    When I grow up, I wanna …
    Realize how much I matured, yet not realize how much I aged…
    Read the Honolulu Advertiser and remember how I won Pussycat Doll tickets 😛

  35. MeiLing June 7, 2009 9:54 am

    Mornin’ again!

    OK, Luke!

    Good to hear Jake Heun is in good shape! Looks good…yow! Rivals homey’s guns. 🙂

  36. chawan_cut June 7, 2009 9:55 am

    When I grow up I wanna be…..
    ….not as lame…. but I can only do so much.

    as Popeye once said, “I y’am what I y’am, and that’s all that I y’am”,
    but I’m just chawan, the lame-o UH fan….

  37. MeiLing June 7, 2009 10:08 am

    Mahalo to rich for all of the work on the tickets, and las vegas for the par-tay arrangements, and stevem for keeping track.

  38. Rex June 7, 2009 10:09 am

    I want to do the best that I can to make this world a better place.

  39. koakane™ June 7, 2009 10:10 am

    chawan you killing me just killing me 🙂

  40. chawan_cut June 7, 2009 10:13 am

    i think i peaked with #36. so no more from me.

  41. chawan_cut June 7, 2009 10:20 am

    wait, one more
    When I grow up I wanna be…..
    ……grown up.

  42. wafan June 7, 2009 10:21 am

    Thank you to Rich2176!!! Looking forward to the confirmation with total price and mailing address for payment.


  43. wafan June 7, 2009 10:22 am

    Now if only WSU would get its act together and decide on a kick-off time.

    Geez. Just make a choice! Or are they trying to negotiate with ESPN?

  44. chawan_cut June 7, 2009 10:23 am

    When I grow up…
    …. I wanna still be young at heart….

    ok, I’ll stop. I can’t even win.

  45. Stretch June 7, 2009 10:30 am

    CC – you better stop being so damn lame…

  46. addahknowjoe June 7, 2009 10:30 am

    When I grow up I hope all you guys still my bestest friends.

    If not, I no like grow up.

  47. chawan_cut June 7, 2009 10:37 am

    When I grow up I wanna….
    …. have the karaoke skills of Esme and lefty….

  48. el guapo June 7, 2009 10:50 am

    When I grow up I wanna beat A-Joe at basketball.

    It’s like playing against a tree.

  49. βρεω808 June 7, 2009 10:50 am

    When I grow up, I wanna….

    Wait! … I don’t wanna grow up! I want to stay a T S A I K O !!!

    🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆


    🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆

  50. el guapo June 7, 2009 10:51 am

    Even if I don’t, he will still be my friend

  51. Jen Chung June 7, 2009 10:53 am

    When I grow up I wanna be a…famous dance photographer!

  52. Addahknowsports© June 7, 2009 10:59 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    Okay I don’t really want to enter, just want to join in the fun…

    When I grow up, I wanna have corrective eye surgery. Right now, Brew’s is the only post I can see without my glasses.

  53. cheepono June 7, 2009 11:08 am

    When I grow up, I wanna see us win a BCS game.

  54. wafan June 7, 2009 11:10 am

    When I grow up I want everyone to be happy and healthy!

    Not entering the contest.

  55. Kekoa June 7, 2009 11:12 am

    When I grow up I wanna…run away from home and join da *Tsaiko’s!* Travel to all the away games, eat exotic fuud and drin…try wait…I’m doing that already! Nevah mine…(tsigh!)

  56. Sean Tomlinson June 7, 2009 11:12 am

    When I grow up, I wanna be a state worker and have 3 furlough days a month, which amounts to 36 days a year ! Be careful what you wish for cause you just might get it… you just might get it… you just might get it.

  57. wafan June 7, 2009 11:15 am

    Congratulations to Takamiyama on a long and illustrious career.

    Happy retirement!

  58. Kekoa June 7, 2009 11:21 am

    Gotta get ready to head out on the trail. The Queen ‘D’ is gathering her Kaleikini & Hanakeawe Klan for a picnic at Kaka’ako park. When dem chirrun jump in, Guy Hagi will be talking about a huge south swell coming in!

    Play nice. No hair pulling, eye gouging, or arm twisting. Uddah wize I not goin’ let chu grow up!

  59. Jackie June 7, 2009 11:36 am


    When I grow up….
    I wanna be teaching
    For the students
    Of our state

    When I grow up…
    I wanna change their lives
    Open their eyes
    Show them love not hate

    When I grow up…
    I’ll follow my dreams
    Be the best that I can be
    For Hawai’i

    When I grow up…
    Then I’ll see
    If who I came to be
    Is really me

  60. wafan June 7, 2009 12:07 pm

    When you see
    Hanalei by moonlight
    You will be In heaven by the sea

    Every breeze
    Every wave will whisper
    “You are mine,
    Don’t ever go away”

    Hanalei moon
    Is lighting beloved Kauai

    Hanalei moon
    Aloha no wau ia ‘oe

  61. roysan16 June 7, 2009 12:32 pm

    When I grow up I wanna continue being a kid at heart, like for example a few days ago in a Subway feeling the presence of the bemused lady behind me I proceeded to dispense all eight different flavors of soda into the cup. I smiled. And she tried holding back a giggle. It was great.

  62. Ronnie June 7, 2009 12:35 pm

    roysan16 – that’s great! Did it taste as good as it did when you weren’t “grown up”?

  63. Stephen Tsai June 7, 2009 12:42 pm

    I didn’t realize the tickets were promo’d on the front page of the Tizer.
    No wonder management was all antsy this morning about my late post.

  64. Committed Road Warrior June 7, 2009 12:42 pm


    Ever had the hunch to go into a 7-11 or other convenience store and fill up your cup with all of the flavors they have?

    We talking at least a dozen, if not more!

    P.S.—How’d it taste?

  65. Da Punchbowl Kid June 7, 2009 12:47 pm

    When I grow up
    I wanna be thinner
    lose a hundred pounds
    be the biggest loser winner!


  66. dubs June 7, 2009 12:52 pm

    when i grow up i wanna be…


  67. Garret June 7, 2009 1:00 pm

    Bad news about Jake Patek (I found this via Tombo’s twitter feed). IMP means import–each CFL team can only have a limited number of non-Canadians, which means that an American player must be a lot better than his Canadian competition to make the roster.

    The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have released the following players:

    IMP DB Virgil Gray
    IMP WR Aaron Fairooz
    IMP DE Garrett McIntyre
    IMP WR Brandon Myles
    IMP DB Jacob Patek
    IMP DL Elton Patterson

  68. NYUH June 7, 2009 1:01 pm

    When I grow up I hope this blog will be talking about UH sports again.

  69. Garret June 7, 2009 1:01 pm

    Nevada is getting $650k to play Notre Dame on national TV.

    The Nevada athletic department received a guarantee of $650,000 for its Sept. 5 football game at Notre Dame, university spokesman Chad Hartley said.

  70. hungry4haole June 7, 2009 1:02 pm

    when i grow up
    i wanna own a restaraunt
    next to a pettin zoo
    and have customers ask what meats i choooose

    when i grow up
    I’ll tell the meats from next door
    go look on da kitchen floor
    we mix pidgeon to the goat so it doesnt bore

    when i grow up
    i wanna eat haole
    make sure my reviews arent frowney
    create petting zoo feed brownie

    when i grow up
    business will fly
    feds cant get me
    say idea was tsai’s

  71. Garret June 7, 2009 1:04 pm

    Tennessee’s recruiting budget last year was $1.1 million! I was happy that UH’s recruiting budget went from $50k to about $160k (if you count the donated tickets from Hawaiian Airlines), but $1.1 million is just crazy.

    To put things in perspective: UH used to have a $50k recruiting budget. Tennessee spent an average of $50k per recruit.

    UT’s 2009 signing class has cost $1,099,513.16 so far, according to records obtained by the News Sentinel.

    Recruiting expenses are most often associated with coaches’ travel and hosting official visitors. With 22 commitments, UT spent almost $50,000 per signee.

  72. Garret June 7, 2009 1:07 pm

    The University of Florida is asking their Athletic Department for a $6 million donation this year. It seems like their University figures out how much they need to balance their budget ($9.5 million in 2007) and asks their Athletic Department to donate it. Florida’s TV revenue will go up another $6+ million per year under the CBS/ESPN deal, so they will have even more surplusses…

    As part of the university’s efforts to put together a worst-case plan reflecting as much as a 10 percent budget cut, the University Athletic Association was asked for a $6 million donation to help make ends meet, University of Florida President Bernie Machen said.

    It’s not the first time the athletic department has helped fund academics. Since 1990, the athletic association has made annual contributions to the university totaling in excess of $48 million — including more than $9.5 million two years ago.

  73. Garret June 7, 2009 1:09 pm

    Bad news for all the WAC schools that wanted to schedule more Pac-10 games–the Pac-10’s Athletic Directors decided against reducing their conference schedule for football. This is also bad for the Hawaii Bowl, as it means that the Pac-10 will have less bowl-eligible teams in the future.

    Pac-10 athletic directors have rebuffed a proposal by some football coaches to revert to an eight-game league schedule, which some coaches contend would make it easier for teams to qualify for bowl games.

  74. Da Punchbowl Kid June 7, 2009 1:14 pm

    Any chance Jake Heun will see ANY time at power back?

  75. Garret June 7, 2009 1:15 pm

    Last year the Pac-10 didn’t have a team eligible to send to the Hawaii Bowl and also couldn’t fill their slot in the Poinsettia Bowl (which was supposed to be able to pick a Pac-10 team before the Hawaii Bowl). It is good that the Hawaii Bowl got the C-USA #2 team, as there wasn’t going to be a Pac-10 team available for them and scrambling for a team probably wouldn’t have gone as well as last year.

  76. Garret June 7, 2009 1:17 pm


    If Heun isn’t practicing at power back and hasn’t learned the blocking schemes set up under Coach Shaw, the chance is probably near zero that he’ll be used at RB.

  77. βρεω808 June 7, 2009 1:17 pm

    I don’t know if Garret posted this earlier, but UNR is getting $650k to play AT Notre Dame this Sept. 05. IDK – seems kind of low…. 🙄

  78. βρεω808 June 7, 2009 1:22 pm

    Hey – anybody else missing the Table of contents bar/list across of the ’tiser homepage? It’s been missing for several days on my FF browser. 😐 🙁

  79. SteveM June 7, 2009 1:26 pm

    jm2375 and family should be aboard the Norwegian Pearl by now and departing Seattle iright now. Next stop Juneau. Then Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, and Victoria, B.C. Here is some background info on ride…

    The Norwegian Peal was built in 2006. 965 feet long, 106 feet wide and about as tall as Aloha Tower. 93,530 gross tons. Maximum of 2,380 passengers and 1,124 crew.

    The ship has 12 restaurants (2 main dining, buffet, 9 specialty), 9 Bars and lounges (drinks available throughout ship–theatre, gym–everywhere 🙂 )

    The ships theatre and stage goes through 3 decks and seats 1,042. Spa, pools, hot tubs, casino, library, meet rooms, etc.

    The unusual features of the Pearl is a large 4-lane bowling alley/sports bar, and night club complex. Not so unusual is Basketball/tennis court and rock climbing wall.

    At the end of Alaska season (Sep 21 for the Pearl), she will head south, pick up Panama Canal cruisers in LAX and head to Miami. In Miami, she will start 7-day cycle upper Caribbean
    Cruises which include, Samana (Dominican Replublic), St. Thomas, Tortola (British Virgin Islands), and Great Stirrup Cay Bahamas.

  80. Garret June 7, 2009 1:29 pm


    Notre Dame is scheduling Nevada as a favor to thank them for juggling their schedule 5 years ago so that Notre Dame could play BYU. Nevada wanted the game and I guess it is satisfied with the money Notre Dame is paying. I guess Notre Dame pays less for opponents, but they don’t seem to have a problem filling their schedule even though they have no conference opponents. The attention a team gets playing Notre Dame (think about how much more attention the Hawaii Bowl got last year vs. what it would have gotten with a Western Michigan) and the national TV spot is attractive.

    You might recall that the reason Notre Dame scheduled Nevada in the first place was because the Wolf Pack juggled its schedule five years ago to help the Irish. The Pack adjusted its 2004 schedule which set off a series of events that allowed Notre Dame to play BYU. The Cougars won the team’s season-opener, 20-17, in Provo, Utah.

    According to an Associated Press story in 2004, Notre Dame athletic director John Heisler said the Fighting Irish would host Nevada and San Diego State, which also altered its schedule to allow for the Notre Dame-BYU match-up, in the future in return for their cooperation. Notre Dame defeated SDSU, 21-13, to open the 2008 season.

  81. βρεω808 June 7, 2009 1:36 pm

    “It’s Tricky” – 😯

    This speech is my recital, I think it’s very vital
    To rock (a rhyme), that’s right (on time)
    It’s Tricky is the title, here we go…

    It’s Tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that’s right on time
    It’s Tricky…it’s Tricky (Tricky) Tricky (Tricky)
    It’s Tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that’s right on time
    It’s Tricky…Tr-tr-tr-tricky (Tricky) Trrrrrrrrrrricky

    I met this little girlie, her hair was kinda curly
    Went to her house and bust her out, I had to leave real early
    These girls are really sleazy, all they just say is please me
    Or spend some time and rock a rhyme, I said “It’s not that easy”

    It’s Tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that’s right on time
    It’s Tricky…(How is it D?) It’s Tricky (Tricky) Tricky (Trrrrrricky)
    It’s Tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that’s right on time
    It’s Tricky…Tricky (Tricky) Tricky

    The sports guys name is Stephen, his stories run true and even
    It’s just the facts, the hidden word, he keeps the fans believin’
    His posse is the Tsaikos, they’re wild, they’re punk, they’re psycho
    It’s football, food and fun all day, …whatever fans like know

    It’s Tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that’s right on time
    It’s Tricky…(How is it D?) Tricky (Tricky) Tricky (Tricky)
    It’s Tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that’s right on time
    It’s Tricky…Tricky (Tricky) Tricky (Tricky) huh!

    The Princess is his sidekick, she’s betta than first draft pick
    Shoots videos, does cameos, draws huge crowds out in public
    The Beat is home base for the crew, if sports you crave, no misconstrue
    Again it’s Tsai, the boss, the dude, Hey – we da Tsaikos, but he da glue

    It’s Tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that’s right on time
    It’s Tricky…(How is it?) Tricky (Tricky) Tricky (Tricky)
    It’s Tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that’s right on time
    It’s Tricky…Tr-tr-tr-tr-tr-tricky (Tr-Tr-Tr-Tricky) Tr-tr-tr…

    😆 🙄 😆

  82. Shauna June 7, 2009 1:47 pm

    Hi Stephen!!

    When I grow up, I wanna be as popular and well-loved as you!! 😉

    You always say har har with that smirk, but I really mean it! When I was an intern, I remembered how helpful you were to me and I’ll never forget it. You were my first friend at The Advertiser.

    Plus, I’m your VP, which makes me your right-hand person!!

    βρεω808: Though your comment on #49 was pretty impressive, I really am a Pussycat fan! 😆

    So Stephen, please pretty please pick me! ME ME ME!!! 😛

  83. madeinhawaii June 7, 2009 1:50 pm

    When I grow up, I wanna …
    like the being that I am
    I wanna be free and caring
    Sharing all I can
    I wanna be proud of where
    I’ve been to in the past
    But prouder still of who I am
    And where I’ll end up last.
    I want to be all of that,
    and so much more than words can say
    I wanna leave this world a better place
    So I can smile when it’s time to face
    the end…

    When I grow up, I wanna …
    like the person that I am

  84. madeinhawaii June 7, 2009 1:50 pm

    Anyway.. someone said that K5 is showing last year’s LA tech game at 2?

  85. Sports Fan June 7, 2009 1:53 pm

    “When I grow up… I wanna play football for the University of Hawaii!!! (I’m still in high school)”

  86. Ralph June 7, 2009 2:18 pm

    Chawan says When I grow up, I wanna …

    be a ToysRus Kid….

    very Lame

  87. roysan16 June 7, 2009 2:43 pm


    Natasha Kai Is Always Looking for More Ink

    This above story of NK, written a few days ago, in the NY Times gives insight into her professional career. And also of her participation and rise from the senior women’s national team and all the way up to the Beijing Olympics, where she led her team to winning a gold medal.

    The article pays homage to her beloved tatoos, of becoming the first women from Hawaii competing at the top levels and of having a distinct flair earning her the reputation of becoming one of the most recognized female soccer players in the world.

    It is conclusive that ones at the top receive the trapping of publicity and “ink”. And it is duly noted that the author’s play on words also refers to NK tattoos, which requires ink.

    In the comment section I wrote this:

    Being Hawaii born and raised, I appreciate when writers pay homage to athletes from our state. NK, by breaking ground, serves as inspiring others from Hawaii into following in her footsteps. And when I say this it’s exclusionary of gender or sports. For it just makes me so proud, presently and perhaps in the future, when I see our Hawaii athletes at the biggest venues.

    My feeling is that giving our athletes a deserving pat on the back, acknowledging nod or a writing a favorable comment lets them know that they’re deeply appreciated. And cherished. And it gives them a sense of carrying the torch for the rest of us looking on.

  88. state NON worker June 7, 2009 2:44 pm

    I’ll be grown up when the State can furlough TWO days a month,

    AND no need pay union dues.

    There’s Binding Arbitration – no need unions.

    Got it Gov ? Got it unions ?

  89. roysan16 June 7, 2009 2:55 pm

    Good Luck on every ones dreams on what they want to be when they grow up. Mine at #61 was a choreograph, where I thought I’d write something clever and steal the tickets and laugh all the way to the concert…har, har. Anyway, now that the truth is known I excuse my self from the contest.

  90. chawan_cut June 7, 2009 3:03 pm

    what does VP mean?
    Vice Princess????

  91. Shauna June 7, 2009 3:05 pm

    chawan_cut: Hmm, never thought of that for VP! Haha! I’m actually his vice president for our journalism organization. He’s our nonpaying-dues president. 😉

    Stephen: Pay your dues!! 🙂

  92. βρεω808 June 7, 2009 3:09 pm

    ST‘s Joe Biden, Dick Chaney…. 😯 😆

  93. cheepono June 7, 2009 3:17 pm

    so many rumors flying out of arizona.

    is SS and SK coming back home? i sure hope so…

  94. Reid June 7, 2009 3:30 pm

    When I grow up…. I will continue to be a clean slate. I will be able to look back on the things I’ve done, people I’ve met, opportunities I’ve encountered, and decisions I’ve made and be able to smile at the good ones and learn to laugh about all the bad ones. I want to know I can still grow and continue on to where I’m going. When I grow up, I won’t forget who I am or where I came from……

  95. dj June 7, 2009 3:41 pm

    when i grow up…

    i wanna be having as much fun as i had when i wasn’t grown up

  96. bstunna2002 June 7, 2009 3:56 pm

    When I grow up I wanna travel the world and attend every UH football game on the road and eat at hole in the wall places across the country.

  97. Addahknowsports© June 7, 2009 4:03 pm


    #89. You ROCK!

  98. Addahknowsports© June 7, 2009 4:05 pm

    Aww, cwap. Sorry Brew, I mean #81.

  99. βρεω808 June 7, 2009 4:10 pm


  100. Garret June 7, 2009 4:29 pm

    Interview with Samson after his first practice with the Raiders.

    Do you like having a head coach who was an offensive line coach?

    “Oh, yeah. Offensive linemen, we’re not receivers. We like to run the ball. But to have him as a head coach, he’s always there pinpointing everything that goes wrong in the front. So it’s like we have another O-line coach there.”

  101. Garret June 7, 2009 4:30 pm

    About how the system fits Samson:

    Comfortable yet in the Tom Cable blocking scheme?

    “Oh, yeah, it fits me. I can run, athletic. And the guys around me, like Robert (Gallery) and Cooper (Carlisle), they’re made for this system. They can run, and I’m just trying to catch up to them.”

  102. chawan_cut June 7, 2009 4:40 pm

    wow its slow today. i guess it must be a nice day back home in Hawaii nei to keep everyone away and off the internet.

  103. Cheap Spy Sunglasses June 7, 2009 4:52 pm

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  104. chawan_cut June 7, 2009 5:00 pm

    looks like the spam bots are still out there though.

  105. HiFlyer June 7, 2009 5:03 pm

    CC – I think alot of them were watching the NBA game. Just ended OT with lal winning.

  106. chawan_cut June 7, 2009 5:08 pm

    orlando, so close

  107. UH Presidency June 7, 2009 5:09 pm

    Please voice your opinion / concerns to the Board of Regents.

    They meet on Wednesday. Send emails to:

    bor at hawaii dot edu

    Obviously, it’s crucial for the University and the State.

  108. vballfan1 June 7, 2009 6:04 pm

    When I grow up, I wanna see UH volleyball win another national championship 🙂

  109. Anfield June 7, 2009 7:10 pm

    When I grow up, I wanna see the baseball bows return to Omaha for the College World Series.

  110. Anfield June 7, 2009 7:25 pm

    When I grow up, I wanna yell like Chawan Cut and eat like Lefty.

  111. Pauoa Boy June 7, 2009 7:28 pm

    Jake Heun look like he can smash heads, bruddah is tick…

    Luke is a tweener, need to pack on some pounds before he get ran over on special teams.

    I think LWJ packed on some muscle and is up to around 225lbs or so. Inoke is pretty strong, Rego can pound, so Jake Heun not necessary unless we on the goal line, then maybe we give em the ball. Wassup with Green, Dimude, Lister, etc…they on campus yet??? Where oh where has Jack Sula gone???

  112. Pauoa Boy June 7, 2009 7:32 pm

    #90, smooth ah chawan, steppin your game up, brownie points stacking up I see :mrgreen:

  113. Pauoa Boy June 7, 2009 7:50 pm

    When I grow up, I wanna be the best recruiter for the University of Hawaii football or basketball programs and turn our athletics program into a powerhouse!

  114. chawan_cut June 7, 2009 7:54 pm

    no worries. i’m not trying.

  115. Pauoa Boy June 7, 2009 7:59 pm

    chawan it’s all good, do you man…I taking notes 🙂

  116. addahknowjoe June 7, 2009 8:07 pm

    When I grow up I wanna see several teams from Hawaii win national championships and get to shake hands with Obama at the White House.

  117. βρεω808 June 7, 2009 8:21 pm

    Ha! addahknowjoe growing up. Haahahaahaha…… 😆 🙄 😆

  118. Devonka June 7, 2009 8:28 pm

    Спасибо! Буду теперь заходить на этот блог каждый день!

  119. Garret June 7, 2009 8:35 pm

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

    Study found that people that exercise to lose weight or prevent diabetes should avoid antioxidants like vitamins C and E. It turns out that the combination of those vitamins and exercise is bad, since the vitamins short-circuit the body’s natural response to exercise.

  120. Garret June 7, 2009 8:35 pm

    Article about how so many baby’s end up with the same names.

  121. Garret June 7, 2009 8:36 pm

    It turns out that daydreams may actually be good for our brains, with a study finding that our brains are very active when we daydream, much more than when we do normal tasks.

  122. Garret June 7, 2009 8:36 pm

    Experts are very concerned about the possibility of bringing samples back from Mars, discussing the need for to prevent any contamination from Martian life that could create a global catastrophe.

  123. Garret June 7, 2009 8:37 pm

    Interesting study about how children who can delay gratification have greater success in their adult lives. The children could have 1 marshmallow right away or 2 if they could wait for the researcher to come back. The kids who could wait 15 minutes had SAT scores 210 higher than the kids who could only wait 30 seconds!

  124. Garret June 7, 2009 8:37 pm

    Free play links pau.

  125. Committed Road Warrior June 7, 2009 8:40 pm

    Pussycat Dolls?

    I actually had to look them up and see what kind of group they were…..

  126. al ™ June 7, 2009 9:13 pm

    crw….i am disappointed in you.
    i can tell because you are not raving about it that you did not go to scoma’s.

  127. madeinhawaii June 7, 2009 9:16 pm

    When I grow up.. I wanna be like all my heroes
    I wanna rock and roll the universe
    Back my words
    by healing all our earthly woes.

    I wanna be like all my heroes
    Making friends of all our present foes
    Rock and roll this universe
    Stop this world from getting any worse.

    When I grow up I wanna be with all the ones I love
    Holding them and never letting go
    Never sorry for what I should have done
    Standing tall until my day has come

    I wanna be like all my heroes
    Hold this world within a love that grows
    Rock and roll this universe
    Stop this world form getting any worse..

  128. MeiLing June 7, 2009 9:19 pm


    So where did you end up going in the Bay Area?

  129. al ™ June 7, 2009 9:21 pm

    all right. this might not be the place for this discussion. but, i really need to get this off of my chest.

    3 day furlough.
    what is our lame duck governor doing now?

    after years of mismanaging the state of hawaii’s budget, it has come to this. all of the thousands of workers will now have to pay for her folly for past years?
    no way. that is not right.
    three days per month is a month and a half worth of income.

    how is that going to help the economy?
    how many state employees will not be able to make mortgage or rent payments?

    good grief.

    i could agree with a hiring freeze, reduced spending, even a tax hike in moderation.

    i could really go along with the governor first taking no pay for the rest of her term, drive her own car, cut out washington place events, body quards, etc, etc.

    there are ways to cut the fat other than furloughs.

    …nuff said.

  130. madeinhawaii June 7, 2009 9:24 pm


    Money will be tight. No one will be spending. The economy will plummet further and while the State won’t lose employees, more people will lose jobs in the service industry due to lack of spending.

  131. Stephen Tsai June 7, 2009 9:26 pm

    Since we’re going off topic, yes, I agree that furloughs are not the way to go.
    It’s not just the savings, but the fact that you won’t have somebody working for 36 days. On top of that, add 20 days, or so, of vacation. And, say, another five days of sick leave. That’s more than two months each worker won’t be available.
    Where do they make it up? OT, of course. So where’s the savings?

  132. Kevin June 7, 2009 9:32 pm

    Sorry to hear about the passing today of former Pac-5, SDSU, and NFL player Pio Sagapolutele. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  133. d1島 June 7, 2009 9:35 pm


    saw that on the news earlier….

    Condolences to the family.

  134. d1島 June 7, 2009 9:38 pm

    On a lighter note….

    I’ve been trying to get a lurker to post for a while now….maybe others can also try to encourage him.

    He’s the Warrior Ohana’s newest GrandDad as well as one of the few second-time Warrior Dads…

  135. Rob25 June 7, 2009 9:38 pm

    No overtime or comp time allowed!

    There is no makeup for those missing days. This just means that some services will suffer and the Governor should understand that people who are being furloughed are not likely to make sure that services don’t suffer. There are many in the state that feed the rumors about state workers, but there are many more who perform services that the public will not notice until those services are reduced or cut.

    Some middle ground needs to be found.

  136. Rob25 June 7, 2009 9:41 pm


    When I grow up…I want to remember the simplicity and fun of those days when I wasn’t grown up. I just want to have good friends, good times and hopefully more peace in the world.

    If not, then when I grow up…I want to be less lame! Chawan, you are shining example! Thanks! 😆

  137. madeinhawaii June 7, 2009 9:46 pm

    Pio Sagapolutele participated in camps both here and in California. From KPT, to Maryknoll, to the NFL and back. His children are still in school, I believe. That is so sad. Condolences to his family.

  138. MeiLing June 7, 2009 9:52 pm

    Condolences to the ‘ohana of Pio Sagapolutele.

  139. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 7, 2009 9:55 pm

    Rich2176- MAHALO!

    Brew808- pretty Tricky, if I say so myself!

    Speech! Speech!

  140. haka June 7, 2009 10:06 pm

    when i grow up, i wanna be
    like my father you see
    because he instilled in me
    what i should grow up to be

    when i grow up, i wanna be
    like my mother you see
    because her love of me
    keeps growing so tenderly

    when i grow up, i wanna be
    like my children you see
    and life will be so heavenly
    my kids like my parents you see

    carefully, i know what to wish for
    cuz i really get it
    i get it
    i get it

  141. al ™ June 7, 2009 10:07 pm

    rob25…i hear you. govt workers are often the brunt of some unqualified jokes. as a former govt worker, i know that it is not true. i think i toiled much harder in my govt days.

  142. duffer June 7, 2009 10:09 pm

    Liz @ 139

    Lee Cataluna went to high school on Maui. What did she win and made ST come in second? A blog?????

  143. al ™ June 7, 2009 10:09 pm

    condolences to pio sagapolutele’s ohana.
    death is always untimely.
    our hearts and prayers….

  144. duffer June 7, 2009 10:11 pm

    al @ 141…..

    Well Rob that makes one of us 🙂

  145. Rob25 June 7, 2009 10:17 pm

    duffer – I know that you toil everyday.

  146. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 7, 2009 10:17 pm

    duffer- refresh the link.

  147. Rob25 June 7, 2009 10:18 pm

    My condolences to the Sagapolutele family.

  148. Rob25 June 7, 2009 10:23 pm

    G’nite all!

    Thanks for sharing that performance again for us Ms. Liz!!

  149. humble beginnings June 7, 2009 11:00 pm

    When I grow up I wanna be obama, I wanna be a leader, I wanna be in space

    When I grow up I wanna see the changes, ride the mass transit, I wanna have a iphone

    When I grow up, I wanna see me, me on oprah, people know me, be on the radio

    When I grow up, remembering kalihi, stomping grounds, wanna step out of kalihi and truly go forth to serve.

  150. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 7, 2009 11:02 pm

    Kudos to humble beginnings!

    Nitey nite!

  151. newspaperstand June 7, 2009 11:38 pm

    when i grow up i wanna see stephen tsai still writing these blogs

  152. Committed Road Warrior June 7, 2009 11:40 pm

    Sorry, al. I never got down to Scoma’s or the Pier 39/Pier 45 side.

    Mei Ling:
    Got back from Richmond about 12:30pm-ish and blogged on here for a little while, IIRC. I was gonna play tourist and head down to Pier 39 side but somehow ended up falling asleep around 1:45pm-ish. Didn’t wake up until after 6:30pm, so that was a horrifically long nap I took.

    Took BART to Embarcadero Station (too lazy to walk), walked north on The Embarcadero and took in the sites and sounds of that area. Got up to Pier 7 (or in other words, not that far), then turned back, as it was getting dark.

    Took in a movie at that theatre in One Embarcadero Center (Revanche) then went back to the hotel for the night.

  153. Committed Road Warrior June 7, 2009 11:47 pm

    Funny how my flight back to PHX was “banished” to the International Terminal.

    It was the only domestic flight leaving out of that terminal and was the only narrowbody jet amidst a sea of 747s and 777s. Garanz that plane had arrived from Mexico/Central America previous to operating the PHX flight.

  154. Ian June 8, 2009 12:05 am

    When I grow up, I wanna be the best husband and father to my family.

  155. Kekoa June 8, 2009 12:27 am

    Ian?…Are you Ronnie’s son? If so, that is a very mature and adult way of looking to the future. Also, Congratulations on your recent graduation. I saw a picture of you that reflected what you just spoke of. Way to go!

  156. Troy June 8, 2009 12:42 am

    When i grow up,
    I wanna be me
    I wanna be a hero
    I wanna be free

  157. Robbie June 8, 2009 1:06 am

    When I grow up
    I wanna be Kobe
    I wanna be Jeter
    I wanna play in big games

    When I grow up
    I wanna win trophies
    Date a lot of hotties
    I wanna have moola

    When I grow up
    Be on Wheaties
    Fans know me
    Selling all the sports drinks

    When I grow up
    Strong and lean
    Prime time stud
    Coming thru for the team

  158. UH Presidency (re-post) June 8, 2009 1:36 am

    Please voice your opinion / concerns to the Board of Regents.

    They meet on Wednesday. Send emails to:

    bor at hawaii dot edu

    Obviously, it’s crucial for the University and the State.

  159. wafan June 8, 2009 2:43 am

    Here is wishing a great week to everyone!

  160. roysan16 June 8, 2009 5:00 am

    Good Morning,

    In the old days I’d wake up and read bh2’s posts, like clockwork. Now he’s gone-it seems. In her column, Lee Catuluna writes about the old sugar cane fields. A quote from her article: “A fallow field is a thousand times sadder than an empty house or a shuttered business, especially in Hawai’i, especially on the west side of Kaua’i, where the rich soil and steady sun just ache to grow things”. Bh2’s absence reminds me of a fallow field. Gone are the posts exuding so much exuberance for UH sports.

    Right about this time last year he’d be reminding the readers of how many days before kickoff. And his posts included earnestly urging the coaches and players on..I sadly miss Bh2 posts.

  161. Garret June 8, 2009 5:14 am

    Kansas is worried about posts from fans on online forums. If their interpretation of the NCAA’s rules is correct, I think I’ve seen a lot of potential NCAA violations…especially if simply posting on a player’s MySpace or Facebook page is a violation.

    My worry is that the NCAA will try to punish a school to serve as a warning to all schools…and they won’t pick a big program like Florida or USC, but they will pick a smaller school to make an example of.

    Even though average KU fans may not think of themselves as boosters in the traditional sense, Jim Marchiony, associate athletics director at KU, said they become boosters when they do things that could be considered an effort to attract high school athletes to KU.

    Some of the rules regarding prospects — students who are at least in the ninth grade, and including those enrolled at junior colleges — according to KU include:

    • No fan may e-mail a prospect or post messages on a prospect’s MySpace, Facebook or similar Web site.

    • No fan may create an online group dedicated to convincing or encouraging a prospect to attend KU, even without directly contacting the prospect.

    • Fans may not contact prospects to tell them about “the great things KU has to offer,” even if they do not encourage them to come to KU.

  162. Garret June 8, 2009 5:18 am

    The Cal Bears are charging their fans some HUGE personal seat licenses. It is amazing that they are imposing these charges to their long-time season ticket holders in this economy.

    As a way to raise money for the renovation of Memorial Stadium, the university is charging some football fans up to $225,000 to see the Bears play.

    The program, similar to personal seat license plans used by many professional teams, will require hefty financial commitments from about 3,000 fans whose season tickets are between the 30-yard lines on the west side of the stadium. If they decline to participate, they’ll have to give up their seats.

    “They’re asking $225,000? And they give us crap for being elitists,” Stanford’s director of tickets, Rich Muschell, said with a laugh. “How ’bout those Bears.”

  163. Garret June 8, 2009 5:19 am

    It looks like Cal will quickly sell all of the $225,000 seats.

    The program covers the chunk of seats between the 30-yard lines on the West side of the stadium, about 3,000 seats. There are 144 seats priced at $225,000, and Rosselli said 115 of them already have been sold.

  164. djmitcho June 8, 2009 5:29 am

    Good Morning All! Hope everyone has a good day.
    Condolences to the Sagapolutele family.

  165. d1島 June 8, 2009 6:13 am

    Great Morning All!

    Enjoy the tradewinds while you can.

    Erryboddy have a terrific day.


  166. billyk6 June 8, 2009 6:25 am

    When I grow up, I wanna be rich not in a ditch, no I won’t switch. When I grow up, I wanna get married, I wanna have kids, still look good, flip them lids. That’s all she wrote.

  167. HawaiianKiko June 8, 2009 6:32 am

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

    Good Morning TsaiKo Ohana….

    When i grow up…i wanna be the most successful…laziest native

    Back to the Future(of Lurking)

  168. wahinedoll June 8, 2009 6:57 am

    when i grow up, i wanna be
    the best damn player for the wahine
    I wanna run
    i wanna jump
    i wanna play like a nut

    when i grow up, i wanna be
    beautiful and smart like a rainbow lady
    i wanna hit
    i wanna stroke
    i wanna kick some butt

    when i grow up, i wanna be
    the best person that the world can see
    i wanna be a leader
    i wanna be a cure
    i wanna open the doors that are shut

    be careful what you wish for
    because you just might get it
    i am gonna get it!
    i’m gonna get it!

  169. protector June 8, 2009 8:07 am

    For the contest:

    When I grow up I wanna… be rich & get Doll’d up!

    (The “rich” part was inspired by some of my students; the Doll’d up part was inspired by the Pussycat Dolls themselves).

  170. chawan_cut June 8, 2009 8:22 am

    when i grow up, i wanna learn russian, to know what kine “spam” they get over there.

  171. AC June 8, 2009 8:58 am

    When I grow up, I wanna be at the Pussycat Dolls concert.

  172. Loke June 8, 2009 8:59 am

    When I grow up
    I wanna have money
    to buy my own tickets
    Instead of trying to win them!

  173. guest June 8, 2009 11:30 am

    When I groe up I wanna be just like Tsaiko

  174. yaya June 8, 2009 7:54 pm

    When I grow up, I wanna start a scholarship fund for foster children who attend the University of Hawaii. 🙂 Tuition is getting expensive, but education is really important, and I’d want to help support their dreams. 🙂

  175. Nicole June 8, 2009 11:01 pm

    When I grow up, I wanna live like there’s NO tomorrow!

  176. jellies June 9, 2009 12:07 am

    When I grow up, I wanna be content to be anonymous!

  177. Chris June 9, 2009 12:19 am

    When I grow up, I wanna be an Organ Donar
    to give the Gift of Life
    to one or two or three who need it!

  178. rubba slippas June 9, 2009 12:24 am

    When I grow up, I wanna bee like a honeycomb . . . .
    sweet to the soul
    and healing to the bones!

  179. hottie from flashes June 9, 2009 1:16 am

    When I grow up, I wanna feel free to be me
    whatever that may be
    as long as I live my life for the Almighty!

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