Somebody didn't get enough sleep

It appears the Warrior volleyball team has made the right moves in correcting the problems of last season. Freshmen — and future stars — Steven Hunt and Gus Tuaniga have energized the team, Josh Walker has embraced the role of go-to hitter, and middles Steven Grgas and Matt “Dragon” Rawson now are threats as attackers.
But the program still could use some fixing, in such areas as:
Crowd placement: The folks working in the office last night questioned the attendance of 1,200 as being inflated. The figure was quite accurate. The problem is that in volleyball, the setup is flip-flopped from basketball. The teams are required to face the referee, who is at the top of an elevated platform. But because the stand obstructs court-side views, the television cameras and announcers are placed on the same sideline as the team. The boosters are behind the team benches, meaning most of the fans are not shown on television.
Ticket prices: It was a nice gesture to lower the lower-bowl seats to $11 apiece. But knocking off at least another dollar would have been better. Ten dollars is just a clean, round number. I wonder how they came up with $11, anyway. It would be like a newspaper, in a frail economy, deciding to raise the cover price by a quarter.
Premium fee: OK, a season ticket for the lower bowl is $150. The premium fee is $100. Wuh? Does men’s volleyball really need to charge a premium fee? It drives folks who might consider buying a season ticket to instead pick-and-choose individual games.
The 10-minute break: Everywhere else in the country there are three-minute breaks between sets. Only in the Stan Sheriff Center is there an expanded 10-minute (and sometimes longer) break between Sets 2 and 3. First, the break kills momentum. Second, volleyball is a sport of endurance, a strategy negated by the break. It would be like golfers all being allowed a 15-minute shi-shi break before the 15th hole. The MPSF coaches recognized the Hawai‘i rule was stooo-pid, and voted it out. Even Jim Donovan noted that the 10-minute beak was unnecessary. But some administrators said they weren’t notified, and tabled a move to restore the break to three minutes. (C’mon, if administrators had to be notified, would Les Murakami Stadium have been built?) One of the reasons cited was it would give fans a chance to get food. Another was that the time had been sold to sponsors to hold promotional contests. But in my brief experience working the food stands (my wife, who was leading the school group, “fired” me for having a bad attitude), I noticed that refreshments, like at movie theaters, were purchased mostly before the event. And if fans are really going to get food, who’s watching the sponsors’ contests?
But I digress.
We now return to our regular programming.

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UH recruit Iuta Tepa of Long Beach Poly was named to MaxPrep’s High School All-America first team.

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Adam Leonard leaves tomorrow to work out for the next month in Tampa.
He hopes to be invited to the NFL combine. If that does not happen, he will return to either his home in Seattle or to Hawai‘i to prepare for UH’s Pro Day in March in Carson, Calif.
The downside is Leonard will miss the bash of the year — Brad Kalilimoku’s graduation party on Sunday.
“That’s the biggest thing in Hawai‘i,” Leonard said.

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Corey Nielsen will be our chat guest on Monday.

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The word on the street is that because of budget cuts, the “Sports Animals” afternoon show will be cut by an hour, to the 4 p.m.-6 p.m. slot.


  1. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 9:40 am

    Get some rest ST.

  2. SteveM January 9, 2009 9:41 am

    Good morning ST!

  3. cheepono January 9, 2009 9:42 am

    top 5!


  4. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 9:44 am

    The men’s VB team looked pretty good considering the new dynamics of the team. I’m impressed with the freshmen.

  5. 808flowmaster January 9, 2009 9:44 am


  6. 808flowmaster January 9, 2009 9:45 am

    Or not…

  7. jojo ® January 9, 2009 9:46 am

    Oh, that explains a lot

  8. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 9:47 am

    Speaking of the crowd, I thought I saw a Tsaiko wearing a baseball cap.

    Ummmm, so any word on the o-line recruit?

  9. Benny January 9, 2009 9:49 am

    What happened to my Jets?

  10. 808flowmaster January 9, 2009 9:49 am

    For men’s v-ball and women’s b-ball…does there really need to be a pricing structure? I can see maybe a couple of sections on each side of the court reserved for premium ticket holders, boosters, sponsors, players/coaches families. But the rest of the lower and the entire upper should be priced the same at something like $10. I would think just filling the lower bowl to capacity would improve the atmosphere for the players and fans, as well as, look better on tv. Anybody know what the number of seats in the lower bowl?

  11. oxymoron January 9, 2009 9:49 am

    the real question is who will be the next mens’ head coach for basketball…or is it too early to begin that conversation?

  12. Stephen Tsai January 9, 2009 9:50 am

    B-b-b-buh Benny …
    I often wonder if that song really was recorded before a live audience.

  13. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 9:51 am

    Hey there jojo.

  14. Stephen Tsai January 9, 2009 9:51 am

    Rawson’s brother is a pretty funny heckler.
    Anyway, he was told after last night’s match that he had to pick a seat — any seat — and sit there the entire match. He’s not allowed to roam anymore.

  15. midori7 January 9, 2009 9:53 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    Watched some of the volleyball match last night. Impressed with Tuaniga & esp Hunt. Good to see Wilton adding the step-out play for Grgas. Hope Rawson’s shoulder is ok.

  16. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 9:56 am

    oxymoron – let’s begin with the women’s bball coach first.

    ST – I wonder why they say live audience? As opposed to a dead audience?

    808flowmaster – From the looks of it and from years of guessing the number of M&M’s in a jar I would say around 7,000 – 7,500.

  17. Stephen Tsai January 9, 2009 9:57 am

    It was Rawson’s left shoulder, which will need surgery after this season. It popped out of the socket — subluxed? is that what they call it? — and it’s sore, but he’ll keep playing.

  18. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 9:59 am

    bhf2 will love Rawson’s brother. What do VB hecklers say?

  19. bstunna2002 January 9, 2009 9:59 am

    Give us some football news ST were dying here.

  20. Garret January 9, 2009 10:02 am

    Update about another Warrior recruit (everyone probably knows about Victorino already) that chose baseball over football.

    The Evansville Otters today announced the signing of left handed pitcher Sean Thompson of LaJunta, Colo.

    A fifth round draft choice of San Diego out of Denver’s Thunder Ridge High School in 2002, Thompson passed up scholarship offers from the University of Hawaii (football) and Arizona State University (baseball) to sign with the Padres.

  21. Garret January 9, 2009 10:04 am

    Bob Stoops sure doesn’t seem to be doing well lately in BCS games, and Oklahoma fans are a little unhappy now.

    (Stat: Four trips to the National title game, most points scored is 19.) Thought he got outcoached badly last night. Mistakes: Going for it on 4th down early. Calling a pass into the middle of the field (with no timeouts, right?) inside the 10 with less than 10 seconds to play in the half. Even if the pass were caught, wouldn’t have the clock ran out? And incessant running in the second half in an effort to keep the ball away from Tebow and soften the defense failed. He waited too long to go back to the pass, and then Bradford forced a bad pass that ended the game.

  22. Garret January 9, 2009 10:05 am

    I wore my UH volleyball t-shirt all day yesterday…glad that they started the season well.

  23. Kazz January 9, 2009 10:05 am

    RE: Crowd placement/ticket prices.

    $10.00 general admission seems like a good median huh? Either way I won’t complain about $11.00 either.

    Interesting inside info about where most of the crowd is. Anyone that actually attends a men’s game can see the same thing.

    Would it be too much to ask to “herd” fans in such a way that the majority is seen on television? Other entertainment entities do this for television purposes. They also position their cameras such that it will seem “packed” when it’s really not.

    But, great SWEEP last night and a good way to start the season!

  24. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 10:05 am

    bstunna2002 – this time last year most were still posting about what happened to the Warriors in the Sugar Bowl. Looks like this year we get an early jump on men’s VB.

    By the end of the month and well into February we’ll be talking about the recruits and then the subject will vary to include the NFL combine, Pro day at UH, spring practice, and then the projected starters at each position.

  25. Garret January 9, 2009 10:08 am

    Looks like Marve will transfer from Miami to Central Florida or South Florida.

  26. Garret January 9, 2009 10:11 am


    There should be a lot of Warrior recruiting talk during/after the recruits that are visiting on the weekends this month. I’m sure that ST will have the scoops but he’ll spread them out so that he writes about one recruit per day…

    The next few weekends are *very* important for recruiting!

  27. Kazz January 9, 2009 10:11 am


    After their big loss at last year’s Fiesta Bowl, I was already telling people that Stoops would be the coach that would “quietly” be on the hotseat.

    They thought I was crazy, but alas… 4-8 in bowl games in the past couple of years is not enough for a program with the kind of money that Oklahoma has. Every season there is treated as “NC or Bust”.

    Stoops will be safe for now, but if he loses next season’s bowl game (whatever that may be), then he better start sweating.

  28. Kazz January 9, 2009 10:15 am


    January 9th, 2009 at 9:49 am
    the real question is who will be the next mens’ head coach for basketball…or is it too early to begin that conversation?

    Ummm.. it’s pretty early to be talking about that.

  29. Stephen Tsai January 9, 2009 10:17 am

    Don’t forget that C.C. Sabathia turned down an offer to play baseball and tight end at UH.

  30. Stephen Tsai January 9, 2009 10:18 am

    Actually, Sabathia accepted the UH offer, then turned pro instead.

  31. oxymoron January 9, 2009 10:18 am

    Bring back Bruce O’Neil, Red Rocha, Jamie Dixon, Rick Pitino, hell–bring in Curly Neal, someone who can right the ship!! UH Basketball is in disarray and figure to get worse before they get better. Bring in Larry, Curly and Moe!

  32. Stephen Tsai January 9, 2009 10:21 am

    Basketball has had more heartaches.
    Nestrovic committed twice to UH, never showed up and then went on to play in the NBA.
    When Riley Wallace was a UH assistant, he tried to recruit a player who had limited use of one hand. Larry Little was amazed. Then Wallace wanted to bring in a 5-foot-4 guard. Little was like: first you want to bring in a one-handed player, now a 5-4 guard? The recruit was rejected. His name? Spud Webb.

  33. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 10:21 am

    oxymoron – I’d give Nash a few more recruiting years to see how things go. Afterall, Bolla is still here.

  34. Kazz January 9, 2009 10:23 am

    Doesn’t Pitino simply disregard or deny his time at UH?

  35. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 10:23 am

    I thought Spud Webb was 5’6″. He was the one that could dunk right?

  36. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 10:24 am

    But then again, ST doesn’t measure men so he could have been 5’4″…wow, taller than me!

  37. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 10:25 am

    I think Muggsy Bogues was my height.

  38. Kazz January 9, 2009 10:25 am

    homey ℞:

    January 9th, 2009 at 10:21 am
    oxymoron – I’d give Nash a few more recruiting years to see how things go. Afterall, Bolla is still here.

    OUCH!!! Homey had to go there! 👿

  39. Da Punchbowl Kid January 9, 2009 10:26 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! Hows errybody.

    Great post Mr. Tsai. The Stanley looked deserted last night, the way they had the seating done. The team looked good, though.

    Howzit homey, kazz and oxy.

  40. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 10:30 am

    Congrats to Tepa. is that for California only or nationwide?

  41. Kazz January 9, 2009 10:30 am


  42. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 10:33 am

    ‘morning tourist look-alike DPK!

  43. Da Punchbowl Kid January 9, 2009 10:33 am

    Is Tepa a firm UH commit?

  44. 808flowmaster January 9, 2009 10:34 am

    homey – Spud not only could dunk, he won the NBA slam dunk contest one year!

  45. Da Punchbowl Kid January 9, 2009 10:35 am

    I look like a tourist now? When did that happen? Is that a bad thing?

  46. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 10:36 am

    ST – nevermind…I see Te’o also made the team. Congrats!

  47. Da Punchbowl Kid January 9, 2009 10:37 am

    Actually, funny you should mention that homish, I’m gonna take the son out for some casual sight seeing in a few…

  48. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 10:41 am

    Well the LBP players either are here or will be here soon for a weekend visit. hope they are impressed.

  49. Pauoa Boy January 9, 2009 10:47 am

    Coach Nash just needs to revamp such a stagnant offensive scheme. Running the Flex/Motion offense is boring, slow and so repetitive to the point the defense can anticipate the offensive movement and cheat into position. That offense is supposed to be able to get the ball to the paint but instead we’ve got players getting bunched up standing around, Lasha “Parking Lot Launchah” taking stupid shots, Balocka stepping out shooting 3’s…what da heo??? We have athletic players who can run so maybe a transition style offensive scheme would help. We don’t have a true point but Nitoto can push the ball, we have high flyers in Flemings and Adams, an okay spot up shooter in Parking Lot Man, Mayen is also a decent shooter, Amis and Balocka is quicker than most big men. I dunno just my thoughts, but until this happens there’s not much to get excited about UH Basketball. IMO I think Roderick Flemings could be more productive and average 30pts. at least in a more run and gun offense ala Phoenix Suns style.

  50. Pauoa Boy January 9, 2009 10:50 am

    From what I’ve heard, Tepa is still committed to UH but wanted to take his visits and make a solid decision thereafter. I’m still thinking he’ll sign the Warrior Paperwork!

  51. Stretch January 9, 2009 10:52 am

    Stephen Tsai:
    January 9th, 2009 at 9:51 am
    Rawson’s brother is a pretty funny heckler.
    Anyway, he was told after last night’s match that he had to pick a seat — any seat — and sit there the entire match. He’s not allowed to roam anymore.

    why do they take all the fun out of attending games??

  52. Stephen Tsai January 9, 2009 10:53 am

    Whoa. Somebody busted out three new items at the top.

  53. d1島 January 9, 2009 10:56 am

    Good Luck, Adam Leonard.

    Look forward to Corey Nielsen chat.

    Those guys are still on the air? 🙄

  54. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 10:58 am

    Nielsen is on island? Damn, I’ll probably have no computer access during his chat.

  55. Pauoa Boy January 9, 2009 10:58 am


    I agree…seems like UH is the only college atmosphere where you no can get nuckin futs or else somebody going get butt hurt and complain. Other College Football Stadiums have fans who stand the entire game going crazy. Basketball Schools like Duke, North Carolina, Kansas, etc… all go crazy too! Being told to sit down at UH Volleyball and Basketball Games is retarded. Either get up and cheer or go home watch on TV. Granted we need all the fan support we can get in these tough times, but ah c’mon…college game atmosphere supposed to be loud, raucos, and fun!

  56. sjmacro January 9, 2009 10:58 am

    Solution to having Rawson’s Bro moving to different seats. Pay for one seat on either end. You can’t deny a paying customer his seat. 👿 😈 Worth the price of admission last night since band, cheerleaders and bowzooka were absent.

  57. Stretch January 9, 2009 10:58 am

    ST – what time is the Nielsen chat?? is he going to be in town??

  58. oxymoron January 9, 2009 10:59 am

    IMO, the sports animals should be cut more for lack of content/talent than for any budget reduction. Mindless rhetoric.

  59. 808flowmaster January 9, 2009 11:01 am

    Yeah, gl to Adam. I’m sure, no matter what, Adam and Solly will be in some team’s camp. From then on, they just have to bring it. Bess is a shining example right now of how the undrafted, undersized, UH player can make it at the top level, as long as they’re committed to giving 100% and beyond.

  60. Stretch January 9, 2009 11:02 am

    I didn’t realize that Marilyn went to Men’s Volleyball games…..

  61. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 11:04 am

    Stretch – I didn’t realize that you realized Marilyn at any game.

  62. oxymoron January 9, 2009 11:04 am

    back to topic…ever since UH lost the “pretty boy” appeal of international players mixed with calendar model ilk, attendance went downhill. after that mcnamara killed the intimacy of SSC by cutting autograph opportunities after matches, and ushering fans out of the arena. there was a time when all the teeny-boppers would hang out and wait for autograph or photo opportunities. while they may have made up a small part of the actual attendance figures, someone had to drive or chaperone them to the arena. that type of experience is gone. combine that with the mediocre teams of recent seasons and the economy now, and empty seats are what we can expect going forward.

  63. oxymoron January 9, 2009 11:07 am

    howzit DPK!

  64. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 11:08 am

    I’d say 2/3 of the LBP recruits favor UCLA over Hawaii. Hopefully, that changes after this weekend to 3/3 favor Hawaii.

  65. Kazz January 9, 2009 11:10 am

    I think Corey Neilsen needs some help from the Tsaikos.

    Braddah’s heart already belongs to Hawaii, now he’s gonna have to learn the lingo.

    I heard him on the Sports Animals a while back and they were ribbing him about learning some pidigin and braddah needs some work! 😆

  66. Stretch January 9, 2009 11:10 am

    homey – just figuring since they told Rawson’s bro to sit down and no taunting.

  67. Stretch January 9, 2009 11:12 am

    Kazz – i think he needs a CC to start putting some meat on his body

  68. Stephen Tsai January 9, 2009 11:15 am

    I’m going to bring on Graves soon, too.

  69. Stephen Tsai January 9, 2009 11:16 am

    She actually did show up the match.
    It might not be unrelated.

  70. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 11:16 am

    if the economy gets better and the team contends for the conference title do they have “pretty boy” appeal to get the fans back?

  71. A-House January 9, 2009 11:17 am

    Pauoa Boy:

    My silly conclusion of why so many fans on the mainland stand the whole game is because the darn wooden bench seats are hard to sit on for any length of time.

  72. A-House January 9, 2009 11:19 am


    Speaking of famous baseball players who committed to UH, but went to proball, add Darryl Strawberry and some guy named Quisenberry(sp) who were in the same recuriting class.

    Tthey were drafted high and offered a bunch of $$$$.

  73. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 11:21 am

    A-House – What football positions did Strawberry and Q play?

  74. bstunna2002 January 9, 2009 11:21 am

    thanks ST Good Luck Adam no worry you get’em. I wonder if that cold front is still on it’s way it’s a beautiful day outside. The sports animals are hardly in nowadays with all the bball and NFL and bowl games but I would rather listen to them then to BC in the morning. I hope the POLY recruits all decide Hawaii is their choice so they can start something special here who knows landing these guys might mean a solid pipeline where we can get a few POLY players each year but if Mack keeps recruiting the way he does and we start winning the way we did with JJ I think he’ll be here for more than five years. Does anyone know whatever happened to Kevin Lempa he used to be the DC at UH then left to coach CB’s at BC I liked his blizting style or maybe it was just because he had Pisa the defense looked awesome and Travis and Nate and Jacob.

  75. Kazz January 9, 2009 11:22 am


    January 9th, 2009 at 11:04 am
    back to topic…ever since UH lost the “pretty boy” appeal of international players mixed with calendar model ilk, attendance went downhill. after that mcnamara killed the intimacy of SSC by cutting autograph opportunities after matches, and ushering fans out of the arena. there was a time when all the teeny-boppers would hang out and wait for autograph or photo opportunities. while they may have made up a small part of the actual attendance figures, someone had to drive or chaperone them to the arena. that type of experience is gone. combine that with the mediocre teams of recent seasons and the economy now, and empty seats are what we can expect going forward.


    Valid observations there. Also I wonder how much of the “STOLEN” 2002 National Championship effected the fans’ perception. To me, it would just further my support with my fist in the air saying “F*** THE NCAA, GO WARRIORS!!!”.

    But as far as the “appeal” of the players to the female fans is concerned, I think collegiate athletics is “hand-cuffed” in the fact that they cannot “market” teams or players the same way a professional franchise can.

    Surely Mike Wilton would not recruit certain types to attract that kind of attention regardless if they could play or not. I acknowledge that you are not implying this, but at the same time I think we can all “appreciate” the kind of obstacles Men’s Volleyball has to deal with.

    Volleyball at the Division I level does not bring in the kind of revenue nationally that other sports do for both men’s and women’s programs, but Hawaii has made it so that volleyball is a big deal. UH needs to “get back” to that.

    Women’s attendance was down this past season and you could see it in the arena, but you still tell that the Wahine Volleyball team is still a big deal to sports fans in Hawaii.

    If Coach Wilton and Co. start winning I think the rest will take care of itself simply because of how volleyball is respected in Hawaii.

  76. LizKauai [Believer] January 9, 2009 11:23 am

    skritch skritch skritch….
    that’s the sound of crossing off a family trip to PDX and making plans to bring Lilu and her folks to Kauai during spring break…

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Wow…it sure was good to see that SWEEP last night! Especially the come-from-behind for the win. I actually loved watching MVB and WVB on TV longer than watching football (Waimea had the Poppingas and Aukai Gonsalves to cheer for). Another bucket list thing is to see a game at the Stanley.

    MVB team used to do some pre-season games here on Kauai- and our Rotary Club acted as ushers and ticket-takers. Every year, I would get hit on the head with an errant ball. The last year, I was sitting OUTSIDE of the building handing out programs when the ball found my head…

    Dangerous sport!

  77. Kazz January 9, 2009 11:25 am


    RE: Rawson’s brother. Agreed why gotta make humbug for him??? Before there was “Rubber Man” now we get “YELLING MAN”. Sounds good to me!

    RE: Neilsen/CC. While we’re at it. Brett Symonds should be given an open invitation too!

  78. bstunna2002 January 9, 2009 11:26 am

    If we like help Cory learn the local lingo we should drop him off on either west or eastside he going learn pretty fast. ST is David Graves enrolled in school already?

  79. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 11:28 am

    A bigger head would get hit more often by volleyballs…just an observation.

  80. Stephen Tsai January 9, 2009 11:30 am

    graves is still in high school, which is why he’ll be allowed to do a chat.

  81. Kazz January 9, 2009 11:31 am


    January 9th, 2009 at 11:26 am
    If we like help Cory learn the local lingo we should drop him off on either west or eastside he going learn pretty fast.

    EH! How far West or East??? We do want him back in one piece! 😆

  82. Stephen Tsai January 9, 2009 11:32 am

    One of the Seattle papers is up for sale. If no buyer is found, it might become a digital-only paper, which would be an oxymoron.

  83. LizKauai [Believer] January 9, 2009 11:35 am

    m-homey… awww… I thought it was a MAGNETIC personality or ATTRACTIVE head…

  84. A-House January 9, 2009 11:35 am

    Eh, homey, no act silly. they wen sign up for golf!

  85. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 11:38 am

    A-House – that wasn’t meant to be silly. All the other players mentioned that went on to play baseball were recruited to play football. I just wanted to know what their football positions were. I know Strawberry was an outfielder and Q was a pitcher but what position(s) did they play in football. That’s all I was asking.

  86. bstunna2002 January 9, 2009 11:39 am

    It’s obvious the problem with the mens BBall team is lack of a deep bench. If we had another guard like Hiram one who can score and pass we would be fine. I don’t know who recruited Praghlava but he needs to stop trying to dial long distance cause his phone is shut off and he ain’t pay the bill. Balocka needs to play like the big man he is trying to shoot 3′ s dude looked like TRex against Boise short arm 3 point shots. We also should run more of a uptempo offense I thought when Nash took over he promised this would be a run and gun style offense.

  87. LizKauai [Believer] January 9, 2009 11:39 am

    Hi Stephen.
    I was reminded of the series of videos on Colt that demonstrates how he became “localized”.
    The recruits will find it easy when they come with a sense of personal humility and high work ethic… ready to love and be loved by the people of Hawaii.

  88. roysan16 January 9, 2009 11:39 am

    western washington football also folded
    same reason prob. the reason the seatle paper folded
    low fan interest low sponser and donations and high operating costs.

  89. Kazz January 9, 2009 11:40 am

    Pauoa Boy:

    January 9th, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Being told to sit down at UH Volleyball and Basketball Games is retarded. Either get up and cheer or go home watch on TV. Granted we need all the fan support we can get in these tough times, but ah c’mon…college game atmosphere supposed to be loud, raucos, and fun!

    Agreed. Come to think of it, I don’t think I have ever heard or seen a statement from JD or McNamara in the past regarding this. There have been quite a bit of people calling in to the morning sports shows complaining about being “silenced” during UH sporting events and this is nothing but a “black eye” on the atmosphere at games.

    What does ST believe?

  90. Stretch January 9, 2009 11:40 am

    ST, Princess Leila and others – I have to apoligize, I cancelled delivery of the HA to my house. It don’t come early enough and I don’t read it when I get home. I guess I’ll have to find something else to read during my “meditation” time.

  91. Stephen Tsai January 9, 2009 11:43 am

    ST, Princess Leila and others – I have to apoligize, I cancelled delivery of the HA to my house. It don’t come early enough and I don’t read it when I get home. I guess I’ll have to find something else to read during my “meditation” time.

    I guess when the Food Bank drops off canned goods at my house, I’ll know whom to thank.

  92. Stretch January 9, 2009 11:44 am

    ST – “your welcome” (in advance)

  93. Stephen Tsai January 9, 2009 11:46 am

    I remember when Kekaula asked the media types to contribute. One of media types wrote a piece, then balked, saying it was unethical and that he wanted his story removed. Well, that would have cost a couple of thousand. Kekaula asked me what to do. I suggested that he send the bill to the balking person. The response: OK, it can run.

  94. Kazz January 9, 2009 11:49 am

    RE: Game Atmosphere.

    This is why I will always remember the 2008 Hoops Paina event.

    While the lower bowl was “almost” filled and the upper deck completely empty, the crowd was NUTS!!!! You had the usual people (demographic) show up, but then you had hundreds of younger people out and having the time of their life making noise and bringing in some life to the Stanley.

    The game wasn’t great and was slow at times, but I was just busy taking in the atmosphere and watching people I usually don’t see at UH games having fun and dancing along with the band, cheering with the cheerleaders (bless their hearts), screaming “LET’S GO BOWS”.

    Ah… memories. It had a good feel to it that night. No one got escorted out for unruly behavior, no one got drunk (no alcohol sold that night at 11pm), it was just good loud, noisy, standing up and jumping up and down cheering for your team kind of fun.

    I sat in the student section that night and I overheard the kids behind me say “check this out, a late night college basketball game! This is crazy, it’s loud in here”.

  95. LizKauai [Believer] January 9, 2009 11:53 am

    ST- :mrgreen:

  96. Jon January 9, 2009 11:54 am

    Wow, KKEA cutting 1 hour of the Sports Animals… Great! Now they just need to cut the other 2 hours!

  97. roysan16 January 9, 2009 12:08 pm

    David Veikune, Hawaii
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 265.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.84.
    Projected Round (2009): 5.
    1/9/09: David Veikune finished his senior campaign with 16.5 TFL and nine sacks.

    11/16/08: His 40 is a problem, but David Veikune has 5.5 sacks and 11.5 TFL in 10 games this year.

    Note-This is an update (1/9) on web site.
    DV is rated as the 19 best available DE entering the draft.(projected 5th round)
    Prior to today’s update DV was listed as a free agent prospect.
    As for AL and SE an older update (around a month ago) had the two around the 20,21 best LB entering the draft (6th round)
    There isn’t an update for CB. So not much about Mouton, although the site earlier mentioned him as a free agent prospect.

    What’s interesting the 2010 mock drafts has Estes as the 5th best available center and projected 4th round pick. Blaize is mentioned as a later round pick.

    Here a the numbers to Travis Laboys combine:
    Grading System

    Position: DE
    Class: Sr
    School: Hawaii
    Conference: WAC
    Ht., Wt.: 6’3, 263
    40 Time: 4.69
    Grade: 3.79

    Selected by Tennessee Titans
    Round 2, pick 10 (42 overall)
    BIO: 2003 Defensive Player of the Year in the WAC after recording 76/22/13. Also intercepted two passes and broke up three more. Junior totals were 65/17/7 after 52/11/4 as a sophomore when he moved into the starting lineup.

    Performed well at the Combine running under 4.7 in the 40 and completing 35 repetitions of 225 pounds on the bench press.

    Note-TL number are awesome. And if DV stock is to rise, he’d have to have similar numbers at the Pro Combine.

    On another note, I didn’t realize tha TL was that fast and that strong. Wow.

  98. A-House January 9, 2009 12:12 pm


    they were recurited by Les Murakami to play baseball.

    Strawberry in center field and Q as a starting pitcher.

  99. YpoWarrior January 9, 2009 12:13 pm

    Hope 1420 has a little more budget cuts to finally get rid of the Sports Idiots…..I mean Sports Animals.

  100. jm2375 January 9, 2009 12:27 pm

    Now lunchowa.

    When the Animals first started, I voiced my dislike of them to the GM (verbally) and told him to bring back Scott Robbs. Well, he really listened to me…..

    ST – I must also apologize. I cut my subscription to weekends only, but my rate still went up! I was paying only for Sundays only ($6/mo) and getting the whole week. This went on for several years. No wonder they in fiscal trouble. I also cancelled Brand X. They’re still trying to get me to subscribe again.

    See some of you tonight at the game!!

  101. bstunna2002 January 9, 2009 12:28 pm

    ST I heard through the coconuts that Lucious Henderson is gonna be a warrior is this for real?

  102. owen-16 January 9, 2009 12:28 pm

    how’s about more budget cuts to get rid of saturn and harley davidson’s #1 sponsor, only need him on wednesdays. nah nah j/k 🙂

  103. A-House January 9, 2009 12:36 pm

    Who is Lucious Henderson?

  104. bstunna2002 January 9, 2009 12:36 pm

    Wow Stretch the least you could do is drop off some canned goods at HA with ST’s name written so they make sure he gets it.

  105. bstunna2002 January 9, 2009 12:38 pm

    he was a wr commit a few years ago he was supposed to enroll last season but didn’t for whatever reason.

  106. labat January 9, 2009 12:41 pm

    Hey ST I thought the Advertiser had afternoon deliveries too????

  107. 702WarriorNation January 9, 2009 12:43 pm

    Lucious Henderson committed to Arkansas State today per Rival

  108. cavewarrior January 9, 2009 12:52 pm

    Been a loyal long time 15+ yrs subscriber to HA…renew by mail everytime…include tip fo da delivery guy…then at Costco see renewal price is 10 bucks cheaper for 24 weeks…no make sense…

  109. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 12:53 pm

    A-House – I thought they had some UH football tie in because the other baseball players were offered football scholies.

    jm#### – I guess statisticians don’t make big noise. So how’s the TV shopping going? Word of advice, go big.

  110. mctruck January 9, 2009 12:56 pm


    afternoon deliveries only if they forgot to deliver your morning paper…bwaaahahaha!!

  111. Kekoa January 9, 2009 1:00 pm

    ST ~ The ‘leather lung’ fan was a one man army replacement for the Manoa Maniacs who were not there last night. Why would they want to silence one person? JD needs to take a hard look at current policy.

    Part of the college experience is to develop school spirit by cheering wildly for the home team, and against the opponent. I would be willingly to pay his season ticket for the other seat just to hear him go off!

    I would buy him another season ticket for Wahine BB, to sit behind Coach E-Bolla and scream at him all game long. I think E-Bolla would resign after the constant subliminal reminders of his incompetance.

    Actually, he was pretty effective as we watched him disrupt the concentration of several servers and cause them to make service errors.

  112. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 1:00 pm

    Yep paper got smaller and ink isn’t sooty.

  113. oxymoron January 9, 2009 1:01 pm

    it seems the general consensus is that the sports animals are a really effective waste of airtime…the only thing worse is that weird nerd-driven fantasy sports show. c’mon people, get a life!

  114. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 1:02 pm

    Hey Kekoa, good to see your iPhone isn’t waking me up late at night anymore.

  115. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 1:03 pm

    Where’s Rob25?

  116. mctruck January 9, 2009 1:05 pm

    Speaking of rip-offs; I got a memo from BOA earlier this week which congratulated me for signing on for $19.99 per month to their premier security program which never happened; so I called them up and asked why I was entered into this program without my authorizing it and the guy at the bank goes, “o.k., we’ll cancell your membership effective immmediately.” What a racket, huh?, they try to nickel and dime their customers anywhichway they can!!!

  117. cavewarrior January 9, 2009 1:07 pm

    after a long day at work and with a long drive home, sports animals are kinda funny…slapstick-like…larry & curly without moe…

  118. Stretch January 9, 2009 1:09 pm

    Rob25 is checking out Mickey Mouse right now. She is supposed to be back in the islands tomorrow.

  119. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 1:10 pm

    mctruck – $19.99 are a lot of nickels and dimes! 😯

  120. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 1:14 pm

    So Rob25 is into rodents I see. Must be the big ears.

  121. Kekoa January 9, 2009 1:23 pm

    Homey ~ You’re on our S.E.N.T. list. (Sports Emergency Notification Team).

    You can expect to recieve monthly text messages as you did during the power outage. We were pleased that your response was instant. 😎

  122. jm2375 January 9, 2009 1:24 pm

    homey – we are just keeping an eye out for good deals.

    Speaking of Rob25, driving home yesterday, got behind a(n older) pickup truck. Total Cowboys – logo on the back window, license plate frame and license plate that said “R0M0”. Loser!!! j/k. Since this was on the Pali, I figured it wasn’t Rob’s.

    Sports Animals at least are a little better than whatshisface on 1500 (5-7pm??). Can’t stand the guy’s voice.

  123. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 1:24 pm

    Kekoa – I was referring to the last one about my oldest child living in the cold. Thanks for your concern. BTW, one day I’ll try that mexican restaurant out in Aiea.

  124. bb January 9, 2009 1:27 pm

    Why did 1420 get rid of Scott Robbs and the Sports Bar?

    It was a decent one man show with a simple format that probably wasn’t that expensive.

    Now you got a buggy webcam, and more people in the studio and a lot more immaturity.

  125. Pauoa Boy January 9, 2009 1:27 pm


    I not wouldn’t be worried about Veikune’s 40yd speed, I mean how many times you going see him run in one straight line trying to get to the QB. To me Veikune get game speed and is like one rabid dog when attacking the QB. He has moves and enough smarts to be effective so I not worried about him. He going play on Sundays trust me!

  126. bb January 9, 2009 1:29 pm

    The company mass email went out this morning as to who wanted complimentary Mens VB tickets. As of 120 pm…no takers whatsoever.

    Football, Womens VB and hoops gets scooped up pretty quick…mens VB has been a tough sell (freebie).

  127. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 1:29 pm

    jm#### – Get plenty deals. No need be too picky because once you get it home you can’t compare the visuals unless you have two different brand HDTV’s at home that you can set up side by side.

  128. Kazz January 9, 2009 1:29 pm

    Seriously what is the problem with the Sports Animals?

    Maybe I don’t get to listen to enough of them as I am still in the office when they are on, but I do listen to them on my days off during the workweek and they seem to be ok.

    Gary Dickman seems to know what he is talking about and Chris Hart seems like the “not so funny” comic relief.

    Maybe I should ask Dickman as he frequents 24 hour fitness in Pearl Kai, but I haven’t seen him there lately.

  129. Kekoa January 9, 2009 1:38 pm

    Homes…Oh…that one!…That was the “It is past midnite, do you know where your child is?” PSA.

    It really was residing in the comment block for earlier that day, and when I plugged in the charger that night, it was automatically sent out…but, didn’t I call you at 3 AM to apologize?

  130. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 1:39 pm

    Speaking of 24 hour fitness…Kazz, do you see Mr. gigi there? So how’s your 225 reps going? gotta get it up there if you want to be the placeholder. 😆

  131. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 1:44 pm

    Kekoa – Knew you would call so I turned off my phone! 😆

  132. kama krab January 9, 2009 1:48 pm


    For the heck of it, I would like to see maybe Jarinn Akana come back and be our next head basketball coach. That is if he does not become an NBA head coach.

  133. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 1:53 pm

    roysan16 – I think I remember you from november 2007.

  134. Stretch January 9, 2009 1:54 pm

    It should be an interesting the next time the Animals are on the radio. They always mention on air that they read this blog so they get to read all the “constructive” critisism. I just hope the “word on the street” of the radio cut backs reached the them before they read this.

  135. jm2375 January 9, 2009 2:01 pm

    Stretch – isn’t Chris Hart the program director?

  136. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 2:01 pm

    Where’s ST? Following the LBP recruits?

  137. roysan16 January 9, 2009 2:01 pm


  138. jojo ® January 9, 2009 2:02 pm

    homey I remember you from Dec 2007

  139. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 2:05 pm


  140. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 2:08 pm

    How much do those college volleyball referees get paid per game? UH can save some money and just use volunteer referees from each team. Kinda like an honor system when it comes to questionable calls.

  141. John Noland January 9, 2009 2:10 pm


    January 9th, 2009 at 1:24 pm
    homey – we are just keeping an eye out for good deals.

    Speaking of Rob25, driving home yesterday, got behind a(n older) pickup truck. Total Cowboys – logo on the back window, license plate frame and license plate that said “R0M0″. Loser!!! j/k. Since this was on the Pali, I figured it wasn’t Rob’s.

    Sports Animals at least are a little better than whatshisface on 1500 (5-7pm??). Can’t stand the guy’s voice.Heyyyyyyy, I think that’s meeeeeeee that you’re taaaaaaalking aaaaaaabouuuuut.

  142. Pride. January 9, 2009 2:18 pm

    The word on the street is that Quentin Beaver is 40 pounds lighter and is tipping the scale at 335 pouunds lately. Street says that he is looking to lose about 20 more, and should be ready for fall camp.

  143. Kazz January 9, 2009 2:23 pm

    homey ℞:

    January 9th, 2009 at 1:39 pm
    Speaking of 24 hour fitness…Kazz, do you see Mr. gigi there? So how’s your 225 reps going? gotta get it up there if you want to be the placeholder.

    225 reps? Oh yeah two reps of 25lbs each no prob!

    I missed about three months of gym time due to laziness and LONG A$$ work hours leaving me too tired to go. When you get up at a quarter to 6 in the morning and then come home at 9:30pm that tends to make one pass out as soon as you get home.

    But I do still see Mr. Gigi around, but I don’t think he remembers me.

  144. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 2:23 pm

    Good to have street knowledge.

  145. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 2:25 pm

    Kazz – that is some long ass hours! I bet Mr gigi misses eating all our steak and meatballs.

  146. Kazz January 9, 2009 2:26 pm


    January 9th, 2009 at 2:18 pm
    The word on the street is that Quentin Beaver is 40 pounds lighter and is tipping the scale at 335 pouunds lately. Street says that he is looking to lose about 20 more, and should be ready for fall camp.

    To all the opposing offensive linemen out there.. you have been warned.

  147. Kazz January 9, 2009 2:28 pm


    Long hours pays off… enough to fund the 1st Under Armour shopping spree of 2009.

  148. oxymoron January 9, 2009 2:37 pm

    yeah, that’s his name. Chris Hart. He’s definitely the not-so-funny comic relief of the duo, but comes across as trying too hard to be entertaining. Behind Bobby Curran, there is no legimate reason for KKEA to be on the air. Heck, even Artie Wilson is better, albeit not by much. And it is so annoying how they say Hanalulu instead of Honolulu. And what’s their 3rd wheel, how he says “Pooohnahowwe”

  149. oxymoron January 9, 2009 2:41 pm

    kama krab,

    i don’t think akana could do any worse than nash is doing now. it seems like if the UH admin wanted to keep the flex-motion offense, they wouldn’t have got rid of Riley W. Seems like the program has taken a few steps backward.

  150. SteveM January 9, 2009 2:54 pm

    oxymoron — you have been posting here around as long as I have…please join us at Karaoke Call…

    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

  151. LizKauai [Believer] January 9, 2009 2:54 pm

    ST #82 – this came up on one of my blog inks- a sign of the times and this blog is evidence!


  152. bighilofan2 January 9, 2009 2:57 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos.

    I started reading today’s blog and ran into Homey’s inquiry, so i jumped ahead to get da jump on homey’s vb heckler question to me.

    “kill da FA FA!”

    heh heh heh


  153. LizKauai [Believer] January 9, 2009 3:06 pm


    From Mat Terl’s Official Redskins Blog:

    “(For those of you who read this far, though, a little Redskins offseason tidbit: Brennan wasn’t around for Cooley’s video, but he did show up at the Park briefly today. He had his scheduled offseason surgery, it was successful and feels generally good, and he and I both agreed on two things: first, that he could probably beat me in a race with only one good leg, and second, trying to prove that would be a terrible idea on every level.)”

  154. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 3:06 pm

    bhf2 – FA? Financial Advisor, Flight Attendant, Free Agent, Federal Agent, False Alarm…???

  155. LizKauai [Believer] January 9, 2009 3:09 pm


    Another Cooley Zone video:

  156. J-Dog January 9, 2009 3:20 pm

    my biggest pet peeve about the John Noland show is why does he always do his prize giveaways in the middle of the conversations with his guests?

  157. jm2375 January 9, 2009 3:29 pm

    J-Dog – you actually listen to him?

  158. MeiLing January 9, 2009 3:30 pm



    If I lose 20lbs., I’ll be ready for next season’s tailgates. Same timeframe as Quentin for the start of the season. Hope he makes it.

    Did you know… That new Mexican restaurant is in the shopping area across the street from HeinekenH’s office. I haven’t been jonesing for Mexican food, so I haven’t gone there.


  159. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 3:36 pm

    Mei Ling said jonesing…now I picture her as a druggie.

  160. wafan January 9, 2009 3:39 pm

    Hey all!

    Finally made it home from school — darn kids just would not leave. Geez, they must think I have no life outside of school or something.

    I do! I think, I used to have one. Somewhere, I must have had one.

  161. homey ℞ January 9, 2009 3:43 pm

    Hey wafan! get a life… 😆

  162. BigWave96744 January 9, 2009 3:53 pm

    BWWifey said the young college girls aren’t coming out to the vball games because they got the geico caveman beard look. She said they need the PRETTY BOYS like Wilton, Ching, Tune, etc.

    But if that were so Uhfan808 wouldn’t be giving up tix even if she had to break doctor’s orders. Oh Jason would be all dressed up with no where to go.

  163. oxymoron January 9, 2009 4:08 pm

    you agree with my assessment then!!! man, I hate being right all the time…

  164. Kazz January 9, 2009 4:09 pm

    Who’d think females would be so shallow… 😆

    I keeed I keeed… (a little 😉 )

  165. Stephen Tsai January 9, 2009 4:20 pm

    The Crowdsourcing guy reminds of Ryan from “The Office.” Remember when Ryan made it to corporate? He started using all of those trendy buzz words?

  166. Stephen Tsai January 9, 2009 4:24 pm

    Not sure what happened to Lucious Henderson.
    Last I heard he was going to go to UH — University of Houston. But he never made it in.
    He’s only a two-for-two guy, so the clock is ticking.

  167. Stephen Tsai January 9, 2009 4:25 pm

    What happened to Gabe Tuata?
    He played a lot early in the season, then nothing.

  168. Kazz January 9, 2009 4:43 pm


    For clarification. Is it just “Tuaniga” or “Tuani(n)ga”?

  169. Kazz January 9, 2009 4:47 pm

    re: The Office (TV show)

    I’ve only been watching the re-runs on TBS lately and it’s a funny show, but when I talk about it with my brother he just takes on this attitude that he knows comedy better than me just because he only watched the UK version of the show (the original I guess).

    I get the same reaction with some of my friends.

    Ah screw them, it’s still a funny show.

  170. Stephen Tsai January 9, 2009 5:03 pm

    Kazz :
    It’s the latter.

  171. Stephen Tsai January 9, 2009 5:05 pm

    Hey, I just bought a hotdog upstairs, and I noticed the concessions were run by the Roosevelt Leo Club.
    At first, I’m like, cool, Leo Goeas has his own fan club.
    Then I realize, they’re Rough Riders.
    So, I say, HEY, ROUGH RIDERS!
    And they gave that TRO look.

  172. LizKauai [Believer] January 9, 2009 5:10 pm

    hmmm… never saw the Office. Except on a plane once. I was pretty funny.

    I guess I should watch a few mainstream shows so I can converse informedly with my blog host. Never watched The West Wing or Lost or anything with the Stars… and the last AI I followed was with Jasmine Trias… oh well…

  173. LizKauai [Believer] January 9, 2009 5:12 pm

    I = It

  174. labrat January 9, 2009 5:12 pm

    I was hoping that Quentin would be at the spring camp. I guess not. Oline usually set in spring. I am looking to see some hungry buggas wanting some PT. Is the new field ready for spring?

  175. labrat January 9, 2009 5:15 pm

    How bad is the turf at Aloha Stadium? On the news I they said that it was bad for pro soccer and that the field at Roosevelt was better. Did ST have something to do with this?

  176. wafan January 9, 2009 5:35 pm

    LizK . . .

    “. . . I(t) should watch a few mainstream shows so I(t) can converse informedly with my blog host. Never watched The West Wing or Lost or anything with the Stars… and the last AI(t) I(t) followed . . .”


  177. koakane™ January 9, 2009 5:41 pm

    howzit 8) very busy day but down time to say hey to all the tsaiko’s. only a few days left before the children start to return to the compound so must put in much advertising 😀 as can.

    some mahalo’s to certain peeps; garret for all that work on putting that data together. it gave good insight on games bcs schools play against mid major teams. have a few more questions but want to look at numbers again. good work. d1 thanks for sharing you company with us at Han’s last night watching ewa playing mililani. hope you enjoyed yourself. not doing anything we will be there again tonight. homey not need I think I paid off our bet last night. big guy was in good voice last night.

    bg I think you were clear in your concern about vegas tics and gathering for the sept game. hope my response helped a little. stevem sent some updated info to you check your email.

    congrats to the vball team, have the same feeling as kazz and kekoa on the e-bola virus but need to give cnash more slack to see how his recruits pan out.

    well got to get ready so have a good evening all. see everyone on the upside latter on.

  178. Committed Road Warrior January 9, 2009 5:41 pm


    Third person references? Non-human?

  179. wafan January 9, 2009 5:43 pm

    Was a professional soccer program of some sort held at the stadium in the last year or two? If memory serves (and many times it does not) a report said the turf was not good for MLS soccer.

  180. Kazz January 9, 2009 5:44 pm


    Turf at Aloha Stadium is all bus up.

    The blades of synthetic “grass” have shrivled up and are “withering”. I believe it’s three years beyond it’s “warranty”. Not to mention the thing is losing it’s color too (i.e. faded).

  181. wafan January 9, 2009 5:45 pm

    CRW . . .

    Just confused about who or what “it” is.


  182. wafan January 9, 2009 5:49 pm

    Kazz . . .

    Yep, the field is definitely losing its color. During the Hawai’i Bowl it was really evident where the WAC lettering used to be. Now the trick will be to repaint the lettering in exactly the same place or there will be a ghosting or maybe a cool 3D effect going.

  183. roysan16 January 9, 2009 5:57 pm

    Florida wins National Championship. And 11 teams on their schedule went to bowl games. Reading how a yahoo sport’s writer proclaimed Florida as the best team of all time pretty much sums up how tough of an opponent Florida was for Hawaii. Yet I went back today and looked at the archives of the first quarter.And we were really in the game. In front of 90 thousand fans the first 25 plays of the game we held our own. Even though the team bellied up in the second and third quarter, it’s the beauty of the first twenty five plays, where the surge of the O-Line and D-Line showed more fortitude than you would expect from a team designated as 30 pt. underdogs. Even the tempo of the game, a nice mix of running plays and passing plays in the first quarter was pleasing to watch. End of first quarter: Tie. Yeah, we held our own. Second and third quarters: Different story. Different song. Not pleasing to watch. Fourth quarter: Nod Hawaii against Florida’s backups. End of game:Wow, Florida.

    If this were a mixed martial arts bout there’s no question it was a knock out victory for the Florida team as the Florida team ran away with speed and big plays on offense. And a punt and interception returns for touchdowns. But Hawaii can take some salvation that they got their punches in too. Also Hawaii fans can take note that there was no backing down of their team, or submission, or quit. And this has to count for something, not withstanding of what reads on the scorecard. Or scoreboard.

    So many times this season after a loss I’m saddened. A successful football season to me is similar to a Kumite tournament, where it’s round robbin fighting and the last fighter standing is the champ. And this is what I want- Hawaii to be the last person standing…or being National Champs someday. And when Hawaii loses, the images I see in my mind are similar, and using the martial arts and Kumite tournament analogies, of the Hawaii team taking a big beating in the ring. It sickens me. When they get knocked out I feel their pain. This year is was Florida last person standing in the ring.Congratulations, Gators. Someday, I hope it’s Hawaii. Go Warriors.

  184. Stephen Tsai January 9, 2009 6:37 pm

    An eye-for-an-eye justice?

    HOUSTON — A Texas death row inmate with a history of mental problems pulled out his only good eye and told authorities he ate it.

    Andre Thomas, 25, was arrested for the fatal stabbings of his estranged wife, their young son and her 13-month-old daughter in March 2004. Their hearts also had been ripped out. He was convicted and condemned for the infant’s death.

    While in the Grayson County Jail in Sherman, Thomas plucked out his right eye before his trial later in 2004. A judge subsequently ruled he was competent to stand trial.

    A death-row officer at the Polunsky Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice found Thomas in his cell with blood on his face and took him to the infirmary.

    “”Thomas said he pulled out his eye and subsequently ingested it,” agency spokesman Jason Clark said Friday.

  185. Stretch January 9, 2009 6:44 pm

    ST – GREAT story to read as I sit here eating my dinner….. yum yum

  186. mctruck January 9, 2009 7:06 pm

    re: nickles and dimes…..
    That’s why I’m not an accountant….bwaaahahaha!!

  187. Ralph January 9, 2009 7:11 pm

    Stretch don’t tell stretchette the story, one ruined appetite per family

  188. Stretch January 9, 2009 7:15 pm

    Ralph – no worry, I am more considerate than that. I would give her a warning first.

  189. Kekoa January 9, 2009 8:00 pm

    Quick update from Curveball:

    “Kristin now has use of her kidneys and her liver is stable.” This is the really good news they were awaiting after the latest surgical procedure.

    Again the power of prayer has been leading the way to her recovery.

    Way to go Slider’s Gramma!

  190. Kekoa January 9, 2009 8:20 pm

    Kinda Shy ~ Is the big guy taking it easy? Good. You may want to ask him to check the E-Bolla contract while he’s resting. Hehehe…relentless pursuit of justice.

  191. Ralph January 9, 2009 8:28 pm

    good news curveball, congratulations Kristin, you go girl, give it a good fight our tsaikos prayers are with you all the way

  192. djmitcho January 9, 2009 8:48 pm

    Well, I’m back in the ice box. Thanks again to everyone who showed up to the CC on Tuesday. Had an interesting flight back to Spokane. First, the flight from Kona to Seattle was like riding a roller coaster for about half the fight. Then on my flight from Seattle to Spokane, there were 2 Hawaii kids going to Wazzu for a recruiting trip. One kid from Maui and one from Hilo. I believe the Maui kid said he committed to Wazzu already and the Hilo kid committed to UW, but was taking his visit to Wazzu anyway. It was funny listening to them talk about playing each other in the Apple Cup next year. The kid from Hilo was Semisi Tokolahi. I think the kid from Maui was Jordan Pu’u-Robinson, not sure though.

  193. letsgowarriors January 9, 2009 9:01 pm

    Tuata was tearing it up as a slotback for Mt. SAC at the beginning of the season before he got injured. he came back for 1 game and had like 92 yards receiving, then got injured and did not play the rest of the season. coaches should really think about offering him an invited walkon. hes really under the radar right now:

    1. he’s undersized
    2. he went to Pasedena CC last year
    3. he transferred to Mt. SAC this year and was injured for half the season

    I read somewhere that Boise wanted Tuata, but they had exhausted all their scholarship offers. It looks like Tuata has 0 D-1 offers, so hopefully we can snag him as a walkon. Plus he has 3 to play 2, coaches can redshirt him this season since we got all the JC guys from last year. And Tuata could be either a SB or RB.

  194. Garret January 9, 2009 9:42 pm


    I thought that you had used a different username on the blog awhile back. Your eloquent writing style seemed too similar to that past Tsaiko.

  195. Garret January 9, 2009 9:43 pm

    Great news about Kristin! We wish her and curveball the best!

  196. roysan16 January 9, 2009 9:45 pm

    12/15/08 quote in the Nevada Appeal

    Nevada center Dominic Green has lost his scholarship for the second semester after getting a DUI last weekend.(writer’s note- DG, 2 time all-wac center; it’ll be interesting to see where he ends up in the draft…I think he’s a darkhorse that might end up going higher in the draft than projected than as a free agent)

    Apparently, Green was driving a friend home in the friend’s car on last Friday when he was pulled over for expired tags by the Nevada Highway Patrol. He is the ***fifth player*** to be arrested for a ***DUI***.
    Green will be allowed to play in the upcoming bowl game, however. He will have to pay his own tuition and other fees for the second semester. He is expected to graduate in May.
    Two other players, Kenny Viser and Rocco Bene, were kicked off the team after DUIs before the season started because they had past indiscretions. The only reason Green was allowed to stay on the team is that he had no other problems on his record.

    It’s good to see all our men staying out of trouble. In all sports, I say they’re doing a good job.. Even for the ladies, for I can’t recall any items in the news of any trouble. I mean there’s been some that I don’t want to mention here because it would be like discrediting the good work that the rest have strived for in perserving the good image of the program. So once again good job to the athletes that continue staying out of trouble, which gives the UH a good name. And for which we are so proud of them.

  197. Garret January 9, 2009 9:45 pm


    I would love for UH to get Gabe Tuata! I hoped they would get him out of high school, then followed him at both of his JCs…I don’t know if he’d agree to walk on, but if he did he’d be great for the team!

    The only thing is, walk-ons rarely agree to redshirt because they are paying for that year and aren’t getting to play! I think asking him to walk on and redshirt would be hoping for too much.

  198. Garret January 9, 2009 9:47 pm

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

    US teens feel prepared to enter science and engineering fields, but a lack of mentors and role models discourages 2/3 of them from entering science, technology, engineering, or math fields. Our nation’s youth needs a lot more Jasons!

  199. Garret January 9, 2009 9:47 pm

    Scientists have found a way to levitate small objects via quantum mechanics!

  200. Garret January 9, 2009 9:48 pm

    Tiny Alabama town (population 194) wants $375 million of Obama’s economic stimulus money.

  201. Garret January 9, 2009 9:48 pm

    Montana bus driver stopped at a liquor store on her way to pick up her students. When police stopped the school bus, she actually ask a kid to hide her liquor!

  202. Garret January 9, 2009 9:48 pm

    Drought tolerant corn could be ready as early as next year, which could be a huge boost to farmers around the world.

  203. Garret January 9, 2009 9:49 pm

    Free play links pau.

  204. big mac January 9, 2009 9:49 pm

    Tuata was good. Because he is so small he just gets hurt. Waianae put a hurt on him in the state playoffs two years ago and he never seemed to be the same. He was exciting.

  205. iwonderwhytheyhateme January 9, 2009 10:00 pm

    hey tsaikos,

    so i emailed coach mack a while back about Gerke. Guess what…he actually responded! how cool is that?

    anyway hope everyone is having an awesome night.

  206. duffer January 9, 2009 10:00 pm

    HEY when you click on leave a response it takes you back to the blog section of the paper…weird. Before it scrolled to this message box…….

  207. wafan January 9, 2009 10:07 pm

    Way to go Kristen!!!

    Curveball, you have to continue the cheering even after you lose your voice. The rest of us will join in . . .

    Go! Kristen!

    Go! Kristen!

    Go! Kristen!

  208. wafan January 9, 2009 10:16 pm

    Apparently the mvb game was ugalee.

  209. wafan January 9, 2009 10:18 pm

    It is really late! Dang.

  210. wafan January 9, 2009 10:18 pm

    210 on Saturday morning.

    Good night all!

  211. Rob25 January 9, 2009 10:22 pm

    HEY, why are you all talking about me when I am off island!!

    jm2375: I think you are getting on my bad side. J/K You’ll be sitting on that side with Romo….and he is a loser. Don’t like him much but still gotta cheer on my ‘Boys. Well, I have a few months before I have to do any of that.

    Mickey and I had fun this past week. Loved getting the six-day park hopper because we got to do everything that we wanted to in both parks!

    Homey: You know what they say…big ears…big mufflers…hahaha!

    midori7 and A-houses: Glad that you made it back safely. Those Santa Ana winds are really kicking up here and blowing a lot of SoCal crap in my eyes. Thanks for arranging the buffet at the Rio! It was fun to be amongst friends since the machines only took my deposits and not many rewards…wonder if Red Rock does that on purpose. When I went to cash a check the cashier was telling me that I didn’t lose enough money to warrant cashing one for over $500. Gosh, I felt good about that until he said that.

    We will be heading home tomorrow evening! I will have to spend the next week catching up on the blog and reading if anything interesting happened. We definitely decided that Space Mountain is our favorite ride!

    See ya all later this weekend…on the blog of course because my legs are too tired to move once we get home.

  212. al ™ January 9, 2009 10:32 pm

    iwonder… did i.

  213. d1島 January 9, 2009 10:49 pm

    Great news about Kristin!

    Mahalo for sharing that info 🙂

  214. Ralph January 9, 2009 10:50 pm

    roysan 16 last spring UH had a db in the news, domestic abuse of a household member, he was dropped from the team tho no reason given but some have speculated that the incident had a lot to do with it since it was the second infraction he incurred while at UH

  215. roysan16 January 9, 2009 10:55 pm

    cheers garret,

    cheers everyone,

    Confronted with problems and sorrows of the past. A new name, or a new anonymity to me was comforting and freed me from answering and acknowleding the past. Or having to clash with rivals and enemies. And this may be the wrong way of thinking. But that is what I wanted. When Kazz asked me a question, and he was the first, there was not one moment of hesitation or reservation to admit and be open to him about his discovery, suspicion or his curiousity. But this group here, I know and I sense, are a bunch of smart cookies and really I think they knew all along that I was at one time “ralvic” and then “marlis”. When you look at a person writing-their nuances, syntax, style and temperment it’s easy to determine and hypothesis who that person was. But coming from the horses mouth, so to speak, me, only puts the admission of truth and the reasoning of why I did what did to rest. And to some I can see how this can be comforting too. To everyone continued best wishes.

  216. Da Punchbowl Kid January 9, 2009 11:18 pm


    Main teeng, you post, brah! 😉

  217. Kekoa (iPhone) January 9, 2009 11:22 pm

    Hiya D-1 ~ I’m off island tomorrow to attend a Memorial service on Kauai. Sunday looks good for a wessai coffee call @ Nancy’s.

  218. Da Punchbowl Kid January 9, 2009 11:28 pm

    Wonderful news, curveball. Keep up the good work, Kristen.

  219. iwonderwhytheyhateme January 9, 2009 11:31 pm


    thats impressive. i guess he actually goes through emails and tries to respond. i wrote to him knowing that he probably doesnt respond…which makes me wonder why i wrote it to begin with. but yeah way cool

  220. Jason January 9, 2009 11:34 pm

    Rawson’s brother is awesome. He started up a “We Will Rock You” chant by himself, and soon many of the people in the SSC were following along. They even started the music, and the crowd continued from there. Everybody took notice of him — as he moved from one side to the other (yes, he did move), he got more and more people to follow him. By the third set, the Mānoa Maniacs section was decently filled.

    We noticed that Stephen was on the phone. He’s looking out into the stands — then we realized that it was Mike on the phone, trying to get his brother to find him in the stands. Aww, brotherly love …

    roysan16: I have a terrible memory, so I couldn’t remember who you reminded me of (if that makes sense), but now that you mentioned those names, it all makes sense. 😀

    Kekoa: Thanks for the news on Kristin!

    Thanks to sj-macro and myki for letting me sit next to them at tonight’s games. We somehow survived the 90+ minute waiting period between the first and second match.

    Garret: We need both teachers to motivate and educate, and professionals to do the STEM jobs that are needed. More of what I want to be and more of you. 🙂

    Off-topic: Gran Torino is an awesome movie, despite the telegraphed ending. And I now know never to touch a Hmong person’s head — which might be important, considering one of my math team students is Hmong.

  221. las vegas January 10, 2009 12:15 am

    Never P.O. a armed Hmong sitting in a deer blind.

  222. las vegas January 10, 2009 12:16 am

    Only 221?
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  223. jm2375 January 10, 2009 12:19 am

    Happy Saturday Tsai-kos!!

    Despite the fact the Warriors lost, that was a pretty good game. Hard to win when your blocker is 6’3″ and their hitter is 6’8″.

    Saw ST (of course) taking notes with pen and notepad, not on a ‘puter, da Docs, and MeiLing. Missed Jason and sj & myki.

    I think the Warriors have 3 new fans. My daughter and her friends had a lot of fun. They now want to go to all the games. At $3 each, I think I can swing it. They were cheering and making a lot of noise. Maybe UH should start giving out blocks of seats to the schools. Start ’em young and you’ve got fans for life. Or do like Fun Factory does and reward the kids for good grades with tix to games.

    I’m tired. Time to go nene. See ya tomorrow.

  224. jm2375 January 10, 2009 12:21 am

    Oh yeah, one more thing. I texted ST and what does he do? He calls me back, while I’m on the road of course with the 3 kids singing at the top of their lungs.

  225. jm2375 January 10, 2009 12:22 am

    😳 didn’t close my tag correctly. sorry.

  226. al ™ January 10, 2009 12:31 am

    fuud for thought….

    been in kona all day long. the boss mets up with me and we find this quaint little sushi place on alii drive. its called shiono. it was recommended by several local folks and the main thing was it is run and owned by a former japanese national. thats important when looking for authentic, good quality sushi house.

    we both order the sashimi/sushi platter dinner. at 35 bucks a pop it was a little pricey. we started off with beverages chardonnay for the boss and kirin drafts for me. the cute, young, little waitress starts us off with miso shiru which she promptly spills it on the table the soup heads in my direction, but, with still catlike quickness of yesteryear i jump up onlyh to have the shiru land on part of the shorts and all of the right leg. ouch. poor girl was ready to cry. had i not jumped up it would have landed smack dab on the opu and jewels.

    back to the meal, the miso shiru was good, but, the tossed greens was really good stuff with house special dressing.

    the five nigiri-zushi and a whole spicy ahi cali roll and a basket of fine quality ahi, salmon, and hamachi later all was good. we also ordered seabass broiled with a misoyaki sauce which literally melted in your mouth. of course we also ordered some ikura nigiri.

    the cute little waitress buys us dessert. tempura ice cream. broke the mouth. tahitian vanilla ice cream rolled with a cake donut like batter deep fried and served with a smattering of fresh whipped cream topped with a drizzling of hot fudge. too bad for me that the boss is quick with spoon when it comes to dessert.

    we started to walk about after the meal but our stomach couldn’t take it for too long so we headed back to the royal kona hotel. best deal in town right now for kama’aina couples.

    139 bucks a night gives you ocean view rooms that were recently renovated. very spacious rooms with an ample balcony. free parking, free breakfast for two, a bottle of champagne if you tell em its your anniversary(belated okay), and some discount resort coupons.

  227. MeiLing January 10, 2009 12:55 am

    Kristen & curveball, Great news!!! Take care.

    Looks like the men’s VB team has potential. Noticed that the USC servers were targeting the Libero when possible.


  228. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 10, 2009 1:02 am

    Hey, Happy Anny, Al and Al’s Boss (I won’t tell…) 🙂

    Continued prayers for Kristin and Curveball… Mahalo Ke Akua!

  229. Pride. January 10, 2009 1:04 am

    Happy (Belated) Anniversary Al.

  230. Pride. January 10, 2009 1:06 am

    I wonder if there are any Japanese restaurants open at this our in Honolulu?

  231. Pride. January 10, 2009 1:07 am


  232. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 10, 2009 1:24 am

    Hi Pride. !

    Now you’ve made me ono for nabeyaki udon. But Genji’s is probably closed by now…

  233. Pride. January 10, 2009 1:28 am

    Nabeyaki Udon sounds real good right now.

  234. al ™ January 10, 2009 1:30 am

    what anniversary?

    pride….zippy’s is owned by the higa’s.

  235. al ™ January 10, 2009 1:32 am

    pride….one of your favorites closed its doors….momotarou’s in kaimuki.

    yah, me too. it was one of my favorites.

  236. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 10, 2009 1:38 am

    Nitey nite and Sweet Warrior Dreams!

  237. Pride. January 10, 2009 1:54 am

    Too bad Al. Yes that was one of my favorites.

  238. Jake Long January 10, 2009 2:00 am

    # Garret:
    January 8th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    The South-Florida Sun-Sentinel reporter also went over and over the Miami-Baltimore game tape. He is *not* as critical of Samson as the Palm Beach Post reporter. Note that his discussion of Miami’s OL play has NO criticism of Samson.

    Rookie left tackle Jake Long got beaten twice for sacks.

    His first one was to Terrell Suggs, who beat him with speed and effort. Suggs initially went inside, where he was blocked by center Samson Satele. But Suggs got off that block and went around Long to bring a retreating Pennington down.

    However, Long doesn’t deserve all the blame on the play. Pennington had nowhere to go with the ball because Ted Ginn Jr. never noticed his quarterback was in trouble, adjusting his route, or coming back to the ball.

    On the second of Long’s sacks the Ravens got him with a cornerback AND safety blitz. Both players came from his gap and left guard Andy Alleman deserves half a sack for not picking up one of the speedy defenders the Ravens brought on that fourth-quarter play. For the record, that was a six man rush.

    Bill Parcells’ long standing theory is your offense will never develop without a good line in front of it, and I subscribe that line of thinking.

    Veteran right tackle Vernon Carey allowed the third sack of the game when Trevor Pryce powered past him. Carey flat out took a bad step on the play and paid for it. That’s 5 1/2 sacks allowed in 17 games for the free agent.

    Darn little pencil neck reporter. We throw the ball 38 times, I block my man successfully 36 times and all he can talk about are the 2 sacks. Can’t wait too see this bozo again during camp this summer.

  239. chawan_cut January 10, 2009 2:02 am

    are UH students and below free? they need that to happen again to bring back the crazy fans that made UH volleyball a spectacle. no one reading newspapers or books during the game. or sleeping. what a difference 10 years makes.

  240. Jake Long January 10, 2009 2:06 am

    I’d like to see the look on Mr. Sportswriter’s face with Terrell Suggs breathing fire down his neck.

  241. las vegas January 10, 2009 5:06 am

    Jake Long?
    I could speed rush right past his lazy as…..maybe not
    Bet I could give him a quick forearm shiver, step out and razzle dazzle
    with a spin move like a ballerina….never mind, I’d just break my ankles.

    I know I can get past that sportswriter though, if he’s not too big and fast and young

  242. bighilofan2 January 10, 2009 5:12 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere~

    Jake Long,
    welcome to the blog sir! Good luck next year. Say howzit to our former Warriors, Mr. Satele and Mr. Bess!

    Curveball, Kristin,
    Good news you 2! Continued prayers and best wishes

  243. bighilofan2 January 10, 2009 5:21 am

    Al and Mrs Al 😀
    belated congrats u2.

    -homey x yo 2 shammy

    😆 u cracked me up yesterday. left me speechless. my responses wuz all xrated; i kept tinkin ah how LizK would tink, so i neva go 😀
    but you sure made me laugh long time, bro!

  244. bighilofan2 January 10, 2009 5:42 am

    You guyz know that Coach Mack was onetime voted #1 recruiter by rivalsdotcom? yep, when he was B12. so any wonder we get top Okie City talent comit?

    Couple him up wit allround great guy Rich Miano, da Hawaii kid’s hero of the Speed n Quickness gangs = I feel where we going.

    a few years ago Rich recognized that frosh Davone Bess wuz gonna be special for the Warriors. I wonder who he’s thinking might be da special one in this year’s recuit class?

    and i wonder whats happened to Earvin Sione?

  245. bighilofan2 January 10, 2009 6:19 am

    Tuesday 1/13 will be able to spy the Cooke Ching Field and see how far things have progressed. Will also get an update on other football stuff and report back to y’all 😀

    Looking forward to Monday’s blog with Corey. Is he here? I thought he was a senior still in Ca.

  246. bighilofan2 January 10, 2009 7:02 am

    so, who you guyz gonna watch and root for today?

  247. bighilofan2 January 10, 2009 7:13 am

    watching espnu high school competition on now.

    good idea dat golfcart wit da moving target driving back and forth across the field. visual to see the accuracy and the ball skillz

  248. bighilofan2 January 10, 2009 7:14 am

    good listening to the tv commentator. almost tink i can get one job as qb coach. 😆

  249. bighilofan2 January 10, 2009 7:15 am

    where is errybody?
    power outage Honoruru? 😀

  250. bighilofan2 January 10, 2009 7:16 am

    250. HA!

  251. bighilofan2 January 10, 2009 7:20 am

    i hope all the qbs are listening to this guy on tv espnu right now.

    his verbage is worth hearing. at least for a complete nincompoop like me, he sounds really good.

  252. bighilofan2 January 10, 2009 7:22 am

    Matt Barkley is realllllyyy good!

  253. bighilofan2 January 10, 2009 7:23 am

    competition is really good.

  254. bighilofan2 January 10, 2009 7:24 am

    competition, thats what it is all about…..

  255. bighilofan2 January 10, 2009 7:43 am

    prima donnaz…..

    da equalizah… 2 slaps. 😀

  256. LizKauai (iPhone) January 10, 2009 7:45 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  257. LizKauai (iPhone) January 10, 2009 7:47 am

    Kona ko ket some fresh air before da rains come.

  258. bighilofan2 January 10, 2009 7:53 am







  259. whitey January 10, 2009 8:09 am

    good morning tsaikos, good morning bhf2.

  260. Ron Lee January 10, 2009 8:14 am

    Dear Cal,

    How are you? I didn’t get any sleep last night while milling over spring practice in my mind. When we were at mom’s house for dinner on Sunday night, you mentioned how you wish you had two more solid defensive tackles to back up the four that will be in your regular rotation. Well here’s the deal, I have a few guys that you might be able to use, and you have a few guys that I could use.

    I’ll give you Chauncy Makainai and Ray Hisatake. Makainai is going to be a monster of a kid in the middle for you. He’s 6’4″ now and weighs 315 pounds. I think he’s ready to go now, you won’t have to redshirt him. Ray is ready also and as you know already knows how to play that 2 and 3 alignment tackle position.

    In the meantime Cal, I ask that you hand over to me Wade Keliikipi and Chad Lopati. Wade is going to be a monster left tackle for us. We’ll redshirt him for a year and teach him the finer points of offensive line play, and then put him at left tackle and leave him there for four solid years. Chad will have to play right away and won’t get to redshirt. Chad is 6’1″ and 245 pounds right now. We will keep him at 245 for this year and ask him to be our power running back. He’ll be 260 when he graduates in four years and will be drafted into the NFL as a fullback. We’re hoping that he can be like Wes Keliikipi was a few years back. If he turns out to be like Nate Ilaoa, then that’ll be a bonus.

    Well, I’ll see you at the show tonight. Let me know what you think.


  261. wafan January 10, 2009 8:29 am

    Heck, it is supposed to rain some more today.

  262. wafan January 10, 2009 8:30 am

    Make it a great day everyone!!!

  263. las vegas January 10, 2009 8:49 am

    good morning

  264. las vegas January 10, 2009 8:52 am

    Hmmm, quiet today

  265. las vegas January 10, 2009 8:56 am

    dare mo oran ka?
    sekkaku asobini kitanoni…..
    tsumannai, AHO!

  266. las vegas January 10, 2009 9:00 am

    are the Lee’s still at the Outrigger showroom?
    is there still an Outrigger chain? still an S.O.S. show?
    LV has one.

  267. Pride. January 10, 2009 9:03 am

    S.O.S. at the Outrigger showroom are the same fellas that used to be the S.O.S. Las Vegas. I went to see them on Christmas eve. The put on a really good show.It was very entertaing. All of the guys are talented and very funny.

  268. las vegas January 10, 2009 9:05 am

    Hi Pride.,
    was Lani with them too?

  269. Stretch January 10, 2009 9:11 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

  270. las vegas January 10, 2009 9:13 am

    Just noticed, today would have been my mom’s 81rst birthday
    How time flys when you’re having fun

  271. las vegas January 10, 2009 9:14 am

    Hi Stretch

  272. 808ike January 10, 2009 9:15 am

    Good morning, Tsaikos!

    Pride, Thanks for the info a few days ago.

  273. 808ike January 10, 2009 9:18 am

    Prior post

    The wise and young lady is from Kauai. Guess who???

  274. MeiLing January 10, 2009 9:24 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  275. A-House January 10, 2009 9:28 am

    Good morning Tsaikos, near and far:

    Back in the office to clean up after our great trip to visit MasaBoy – price for vacations.

    Kristin: Keep up the excellent recovery and we hope to see you and Curveball at a tailgate next year!!

    Curveball: You keep up your good health for you and Kristin’s sake as well as theTsaikos so we can see you at tailgates in 2009.

    Welcome home, Rob25 – yeah, we had good fun at the World Buffet! Just like you, we left plenty $$$ in sin city. Dang, no wonder they keep building all those billion dollar casinos.

  276. d1島 January 10, 2009 9:29 am

    Great Morning All!

    Wondering if erryboddy getting the same problem with their TV’s today…turned on the toob and no mo’ CFB! 👿

    Only get tall, (kinda) skinny guys playing indoor with broken peach baskets!

    It’s gonna be a lo-o-o-ong morning!

  277. d1島 January 10, 2009 9:31 am


    Mmmmm…World Buffet at the Rio! 😀

    Welcome back! NV thanks you for your “contribution” 🙄

  278. d1島 January 10, 2009 9:35 am

    Oh well….
    I guess I’ll be tuning in for more of Continental Sports Channel….

    trying to stretch that out ’cause I know I’ll get disappointed again once I run outta shows 🙁

    (Thanks Jason! We’re really enjoying it!)

  279. 808ike January 10, 2009 9:36 am

    Crabtree (TTU) leaves for the NFL.

  280. Da Punchbowl Kid January 10, 2009 9:39 am

    Good morning all y’all! How’s errybody doing this voggy morning?

  281. d1島 January 10, 2009 9:43 am


    The growing trend of early outs from CFB will be more problematic for the remaining college all-star games; Hula Bowl is done, how long before the Shrine and Senior Bowl follow?

    …and what of the effect on APR’s for the big schools that attract the majot talent?

  282. d1島 January 10, 2009 9:45 am

    Oh sorry.

    Howzit 808ike!

    Howzit DPuowaina(sp?)K?

  283. d1島 January 10, 2009 9:50 am

    new post….

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