Thursday report

• Cornerback Ryan Mouton was cleared to practice. He played well, even knocking down a pass.
• Wideout Jovnte Taylor is not on the tentative travel roster. And Kaleo Wong is back on the travel roster,
• Inoke Funaki, Tyler Graunke,Greg Alexander, Brent Rausch and Jake Santos all got reps today.
• Kealoha Pilares is staying put, for now, at running back.
• Aaron Kia will open at left tackle. Laupepa Letuli will play in the second and fourth quarters.
* * *

Greg McMackin said it was a player who committed a personal foul who suggested that letters of apology be written to San Jose State. McMackin said he allowed the player to write the letter. McMackin, who is as feisty as anyone, emphasized he is not a soft coach, and that his punishment was to make the offending players roll the length of the field.

* * *

One of the rites of passage for the Warrior volleyball team is the sprint up Frank Street. The three-block sprint is a difficult ascent, especially because it must be accomplished in under 2 minutes. Here’s coach Mike Wilton waiting for the first group:


While 24 of 27 Warriors completed the challenge successfully, some paid the price afterward:


Here’s second-year freshman Sam Morehouse:


Here’s prized recruit, outside hitter Gus Tuaniga:




  1. Garret October 1, 2008 11:54 am

    KHNL’s story has a great quote of Mack talking about Mouton.

    “He didn’t know if he had broken ribs or bruised ribs, but it was really painful and he didn’t take himself out of the game.”

  2. Garret October 1, 2008 11:55 am

    This is probably why curveball didn’t see the JC QBs getting reps in practice:

    Coach McMackin says Inoke Funaki will likely get the start against the Bulldogs.

    However, the coach says Tyler Graunke will also get some reps as his hand injury continues to heal.

  3. Garret October 1, 2008 11:56 am

    Two SJSU players got WAC honors for the UH game.

    SJSU kicker Jared Strubeck and linebacker Justin Cole were awarded Western Athletic Conference honors on Monday for their contributions to the Spartans’ 20-17 win over Hawaii on Saturday.

    Strubeck, who made two of three attempts including a go-ahead, 47-yard field goal with less than two minutes remaining, was named WAC Special Teams Player of the Week.

    The senior kicker also made a 50-yard field goal earlier in the fourth quarter. It was a career long for Strubeck and was also the longest successful kick by an SJSU player since 1995, SJSU Athletics reported.

    It was the second time in school history that a kicker made two field goals of at least 45 yards in a single game.

    Cole, who had two sacks and two-and-a-half tackles for a loss of yards in the victory, was named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Week.

  4. Garret October 1, 2008 11:56 am

    Samson Satele update:

    “The Dolphins’ second-year center has been up and down so far. He allowed a sack in each of the Dolphins’ first two games, and wasn’t much help running the ball. However, Satele showed significant improvement against the Patriots, handling Vince Wilfork, who is presently viewed as one of the best nose tackle in the game. That’s a clear sign Satele’s issues were technical. But I’m told he needs to play with a better base.”

  5. Garret October 1, 2008 11:57 am

    Looks like the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reporter wants the Dolphins to give Ginn some of Bess’ returns.

    Q: Why has Ted Ginn Jr. disappeared from kick and punt returns the past couple of games? Is it because Davone Bess has been so good, or that the coaches want Ginn to concentrate on playing receiver?

    A: “Maybe it’s a little bit of both. Ginn’s priority at this time should be concentrating all of his efforts into getting off the line of scrimmage cleaner. He’ll never be a No. 1 receiver until he does that consistently. As for the returner role, Ginn does have a lot of potential there based on what he showed as a rookie, but the Dolphins’ 2007 first-round pick is more straight line fast than shifty quick. While a returner needs both to be an elite returner like Devin Hester, Ginn is lacking in the make people miss department. He needs space and room to get to full speed and this isn’t the Big Ten. Bess is a little better at the wiggle moves, making defenders miss. But that doesn’t mean Ginn shouldn’t be used as a returner. It’s really a philosophical issue, and it’s hard to knock the coaches for making the switch to Bess. But what’s the alternative? Ginn should at least get a few at bats as a returner to see if he can upstage Bess.”

  6. Ronnie October 1, 2008 11:58 am

    Yikes! There’s some motivation to play smart… I’m pretty sure none of the players want to send letters of apology to Fresno St., LA Tech, Boise St…..

  7. Garret October 1, 2008 11:58 am

    I’ve never heard of letters of apology being written for personal fouls! Interesting idea by Mack and it would make the players think about getting those penalties again.

  8. FloridaTed October 1, 2008 11:58 am

    Hi, again, Tsaiko Gang and Tsai-Meister.

    Whoa, tough training. I like it, especially, since I don’t have to do it.

    So, who has been getting reps in practice today? curveball say the JC’s didn’t get any. What’s up with that? Is Tyler getting any reps? What’s the situation, ST? Is it a secret?

  9. Garret October 1, 2008 12:00 pm

    I hope that none of the Tsaikos get this psycho over the Tsaiko fantasy sports league!

    According to a report from the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, Chester Marcial “Chet” Ward, of the 4500 block of Duncan Road in Punta Gorda, allegedly sliced pages in the book his roommate was reading before holding a knife to his roommate’s neck and threatening to kill him.

    When deputies arrived, Ward admitted to being upset over points from his fantasy football league and that he asked his roommate to move out of the residence.

    The report stated Ward resisted arrest and even struck an officer’s hands before running across Duncan Road to escape arrest. As he ran away from the residence, Ward was Tasered by another deputy, and was then handcuffed.

    Additional charges of battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence were added to Ward’s arrest.

  10. Garret October 1, 2008 12:03 pm


    Two days ago Mack said that the JC QBs would get reps in practice due to Tyler’s injury. Yesterday Mack said that Tyler would be getting reps as his injury heals…so, hopefully the JC QBs not getting reps means that Tyler is in much better health.

    I don’t even want to think about the scenario where Tyler is as injured as he was last week and Tyler gets significant reps so the JC QBs don’t get any…

  11. WarriorMojo October 1, 2008 12:03 pm

    Letters of apology to the opposing team are freaking ridiculous! .

  12. FloridaTed October 1, 2008 12:04 pm

    O.k. Garret, I saw your notes.

    I still don’t understand why the JC’s don’t get ANY reps. We all have seen how quick things can fall apart. If we suddenly need them, nobody can expect them to be prepared.

  13. FloridaTed October 1, 2008 12:09 pm

    The handling of the QB situation is one area where doubts are starting to creep into my mind, in regards to if this whole situation is managed as good as it could be.

  14. da princess' classmate October 1, 2008 12:09 pm

    letter of apology… com’n coach mack, i still support you and da boyz but is that really necessary, this ain’t high school. i hope it’s just someone writing it for them and them signing it… i might be in the minority but why not just give em some gassers on monday and drop it after that.

  15. WarriorMojo October 1, 2008 12:10 pm

    DId San Jo send letters of apology for taunting at the start of the game?

    Did Utah State send letters of apology for the intentional shot to Letuli’s knee that ended his season in ’06?

    Did Fresno send letters of apology for the arguably helmet to helmet hit on Colt last year?

    Did UGA send letters of apology for the three personal fouls that got called in the Sugar Bowl?

    Mack, I am a supporter of making sure the personal fouls are minimized, but don’t emasculate the team. These are tough guys playing a tough sport on BOTH sides. How freaking humiliating!

  16. Garret October 1, 2008 12:14 pm

    Brian K posted this note on SportsHawaii:


    I appreciate ALL of the thoughtful posts about the story on E:60.

    You’ve all seen the statement issued by the University on my behalf. That speaks for itself.

    You’re also right in postulating that I won’t say anything further until the time is right. ESPN did a wonderful job with the story and I am honored they chose to share my story with the world.

    Please remember football is just ONE part of my life. There is so much more to my life than Warrior football. Though, I definitely appreciate being a small part in the lives of young men, who happen to be student-athletes.

    I encourage you ALL to come together and support the players, Coach McMackin, and staff. We WILL be successful; just believe, as you did last season!


  17. da princess' classmate October 1, 2008 12:16 pm

    sorry didn’t have a chance to scan thru all da posts from da past couple of days but did any1 have a chance to ask coach mack about the situation b/t coach smith and kia and about the alma mater…..

  18. WarriorMojo October 1, 2008 12:21 pm

    I have a freaking ton of work that I am overdue on, but I can’t get this out of my head! Maybe, possibly if we were talking about a play that was flagrant or where somebody was seriously injured, but none of these plays involved anything like that, not even the plays by Kia or Leonard, both of whom should know better but both of whom were provoked.

    Those plays WON the game for San Jo. Ask the San Jo players if they minded having those flags called. When a pitcher beans a batter and forces in the winning run, isn’t that enough? Does he then have to also apologize in writing to the other team? Heck, the batter is happy because he just won the game.

    I do NOT support this at all. This is wrong. This will KILL morale. Let’s just dress the guys up in skirts already.

  19. 808flowmaster October 1, 2008 12:25 pm

    Whether I agree with the letter writing or not, I do believe players will definitely be more conscientious about these types of fouls the rest of the season. It’s got to be painful to do the rolls AND have to write these letters. It will be a lesson not soon forgotten. And it does show a level of class and sportsmanship that is lacking in all levels of sports.

  20. Garret October 1, 2008 12:28 pm


    I see your point, and you could be right. However, Mack is the head coach and I’ll back him on this, even though I’ve never heard of this being done before. I know that other players have done the punishment rolls after practice for past offenses, and I guess Mack decided that the players would do the punishment rolls *and* write these letters as a way to insure that the personal fouls never happen again.

    The long-term effects of this could be positive or negative, it all depends on how the players react and what happens in future games. In the short term, I think that Mack just wants to make sure that the personal fouls stop.

    I hear you on having too much work…I have a ton to get done now but I’m kind of burnt out after working 80+ hours last week.

  21. curveball October 1, 2008 12:29 pm

    Funaki took 95% of the reps with what I saw..

  22. Jack Flash October 1, 2008 12:31 pm

    Writing the letters is one thing. But, PLEASE don’t actually SEND them to those bums at SJSU! Nuf already!

  23. Garret October 1, 2008 12:32 pm


    95%? I don’t think I’ve ever heard of that type of practice ratio before! What if Inoke gets hurt?

  24. da princess' classmate October 1, 2008 12:33 pm

    hope da letter writing don’t take away dat edge or agression needed to play this game. i can imagine the trash talking da boyz gonna hear from da dawgs now, it’s gonna be pretty brutal. after seeing this and the handling of the qb situation idk…….

  25. Kazz October 1, 2008 12:33 pm

    Wow… I uh… Hmm… 😯

    Now I posted something yesterday stating that we are all supporting this team no matter what, but we are also all entitled to our own opinions and I too have to take WarriorMojo’s side on this one.

    I’m surprised about Coach Mack making the guys write letters, but uh… oh well… move on I guess?

  26. las vegas October 1, 2008 12:36 pm

    I see the point of the letter writing.Thats fine
    Imagine a high school player considering a schollie from UH,
    and another school, another check mark against UH.
    (look at it from the point of an 18yo, not a 48yo Tsai-Ko)

  27. Garret October 1, 2008 12:38 pm

    las vegas,

    That is a good point…I never thought about the recruiting implications of the letter writing. And we know that schools that are recruiting against UH would bring this up and use it to try to sway recruits…

  28. curveball October 1, 2008 12:40 pm


    That was brought up my some observers…and I might be a bit off… maybe it was 92%…..

  29. da princess' classmate October 1, 2008 12:42 pm

    never met him b4 but isn’t pride a former player for UH. i wonder what his opinion on this subject is….

    not surprising to see Cody von appen following the lead of his coaches at Kalaheo (acting like a jacka**)

  30. las vegas October 1, 2008 12:42 pm

    Dear San Jose State,
    I am a football player at the University Of Hawaii.
    During last Saturdays Football game at Aloha Stadium,
    I was penalized for punching one of your players.
    This happened in the heat of the moment and will never happen again.
    Please accept my most sincere apologies.
    PS. I hope the gentleman who blind sided me after the play was over and the whistle had clearly blown, recovers fully from my punch.

    UH Player

  31. Garret October 1, 2008 12:43 pm


    I thought it normally was something like 75% for the starter to 25% to the backup, or 67/33. 92% to 95% would indicate that the other QBs are not being seriously counted on for Fresno State.

  32. curveball October 1, 2008 12:47 pm

    I guess your math just about says it all………..

  33. FloridaTed October 1, 2008 12:47 pm

    Garret, curveball,

    I haven’t heard of such a weird ratio of reps either, that’s why my post (# 13).

  34. Garret October 1, 2008 12:47 pm

    I’ve got to force myself to get back to work…I’ll check the blog in 4-5 hours.

  35. da princess' classmate October 1, 2008 12:48 pm

    so you’re telling me there’s a chance we’re putting all da eggs into da inoke funaki basket huh….

    hate to say it but 23 might not be close to enough this week…

  36. Stretch October 1, 2008 12:49 pm

    ST on 1500 right now

  37. WarriorMojo October 1, 2008 12:53 pm

    Garret, I gotta get back to work too, but my last comment is a letter to the team (OUR team)? Fine. A letter to UH fans? Fine. A letter of apology to the opposing team? Ridiculous! Can you even begin to imagine the taunts and jeers from our bulldog friends during this week’s game?

  38. A-House October 1, 2008 12:58 pm

    Letters of apology maybe the catalyst in making players think of the consequences before their “action(s) – much like a life lesson.

    First time for me to hear of such a ppunishment, but how the players react to this may be more important to them than to us fans – for sure, writing the letter should not take anything away from the player or how the Warriors will adjust their attitude/actions for future games.

    Coaching can be a tough job and this may be a way of putting his mark on a program.

    Keep going Coach Mack, I support your decison.

  39. A-House October 1, 2008 1:02 pm

    recruiting – hmmmmmmmmm, on the othe hand, it may be THE reason for the recurit to accept a UH scholarship.

  40. 808flowmaster October 1, 2008 1:03 pm

    Warrior Mojo – this letter thing might give the Bulldog faithful a little more ammunition, but do you think without it they won’t taunt the team? Heck, if they’re going to taunt the players for manning up and setting a positive example for the young athletes of Hawaii, I say let them.

  41. A-House October 1, 2008 1:05 pm

    Fresno fans will jeer for any reason – maybe they will be more vocal because of the apology letter – let the players decide if it will affect them and how they play – it could be a real booster for them!

  42. Kekoa October 1, 2008 1:07 pm

    Let’s just say that practice was a little sedate this morning. Movement was detected, but for what purpose, was rather hard to discern. What exactly were they doing?…Ahhh…Nuttin Honey!

    Sleepwalking would be one description. It’s hard to imagine such a ho-hum workout on the day before departure. And to think, I got up early, battled H-1 traffic for 90 minutes to see a very lackluster session.

    I promised myself and curveball I would hold my tongue. I don’t want to nick pik, so I’ll just wait and see what happens this week to prove how wrong I have been…

  43. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc October 1, 2008 1:19 pm

    From yesterday’s blog:


    We already have season tickets, but could you please find out if we can turn them in at the box office & exchange them for the ones being set aside for the Tsaikos.

    I really don’t want to pay for tickets to the same game twice but will do so and then give away the other tickets to anyone standing in line.

    Therefore, no matter how the exchange situation works out, count the two of us in on the total.

    I know that there are others with season tickets who might want to do the same.


    Called K5 amd the game will be broadcast live and not on PPV; however, it is not known yet if the awards ceremony will be aired between Set 2 & 3. More information on that forthcoming.

    Re the letters of apology – what would those of you who object to them suggest as an alternative? Benching the miscreants during the next home game? Fining them by denying them meals or clean uniforms? Making them run an extra 20 laps around the field at every practice for a week? Staying back in Hawai`i during the next road trip?

    Those penalties cost us the game and probably a chance of playing in the Hawaii Bowl. Coach Mack made the decision and we fans need to support him.

  44. WarriorMojo October 1, 2008 1:21 pm

    Kekoa, was this after the letter writing punishment was announced?

    A-House, 808Flow, we’ll have to agree to disagree on this one I guess. That’s fine. l still respect you guys without reservation.

    But let me ask, have you actually gone back and watched the tape of those penalties? At least two of incidents occurred when players were trying to protect a teammate who was getting held up and whacked by San Jo players trying to strip the ball. Both of those incidents occurred BEFORE the whistle was blown. Yes, BEFORE.

    Are we going to apologize for holding and pass interference calls next? Lining up in the neutral zone? False starts?

  45. KonaGirl October 1, 2008 1:23 pm

    It will be interesting to see if humiliation works and if there are any personal fouls this week. I think a very drastic measure had to be taken by Coach Mack because we all know how intense and potentially out of control the Fresno games get. I’m not saying that I agree with writing a letter to SJSU…maybe to the coaches would have been better since that would have helped the “respect” issue as well.

    On to another note…rain is supposed to arrive in Fresno around game time. Just want everyone going to be prepared!

  46. curveball October 1, 2008 1:28 pm

    As we discussed it was a difficult morning..right up until the eggs,french toast,crepes,portugesse susage,bacon, toast and orange juice..I felt much better afterwards.;)

  47. jm2375 October 1, 2008 1:43 pm

    wow curveball – you shua you neva go moemoe afta dat?

  48. StanManley October 1, 2008 1:47 pm

    I hope those who got the personal fouls calls can use the letter of apology for extra credit in english class?

  49. Kazz October 1, 2008 1:53 pm

    RE: Apology Letters.

    This is one of those topics where I can safely say that EVERYONE’s opinion is right for a change.

  50. 808flowmaster October 1, 2008 1:55 pm

    WarriorMojo — Yeah, I think the opinions on the letter writing will be split, and that’s okay. And I don’t think it’s what I would do as the coach, but I understand the point and the goal of doling out this type of punishment.

    I’m sure it’s limited to personal fouls, because of the nature of them. And I don’t always blame players for retaliating, as I’ve done it myself as an athlete — especially in protection of a teamate. But if it costs the team 15 yards at critical times in the game, it’s beyond unacceptable.

    Remember when Reagan got that costly personal foul playing on defense, I think against Michigan State? He certainly turned it around after that. Maybe we need to find out how he was punished!

  51. homey ♙ October 1, 2008 1:56 pm

    This ain’t P.E. football.

    I’m trying really really hard to see the purpose of writing a letter of apology to the the SJSU team. Was someone seriously injured due to the personal foul that we didn’t hear about? Is it because Coach Mack and Coach Tomey are good friends?

    I can see writing letters of apology to your own team, coaches, friends, fans, and family but to SJSU?

    Another thing, punishment is shoulder rolls? Sheesh, first month Judo and Aikido students can do that all day or are rolls that hard to do? Okay, they may get dizzy after the fifth roll but…

    kekoa – I hope the lackluster practice isn’t a harbinger of things to come.

    C’mon Warriors, snap out of it and bring it come game time!


  52. homey ♙ October 1, 2008 1:57 pm

    jm2375 – Wait till you get HD broadcast with the HDTV puppy!

  53. A-House October 1, 2008 1:59 pm


    I did not see the replay of the personal fouls and the 2 you mention may be the ones being sent to the WAC commissioneer’s office for review.

    From your description, it would be that the penalties may have been unwarranted. Hopefully, the UH player did NOT throw a punch or appear to throw a punch which is an automatic ejection from the game.

    I do not have much confidence in the WAC office and will not hold out hope that the refs will be “punished”. Unfortunately, for us, those were cruical penalties in sustaining a drive and possible score. Our only hope is that the refs will truly become impartial in calling penalties. Seemed like only Hawaii was being called for offensive holding when San Jose was “openly” holding Warriors in direct view of the officials.

    Like I have said in the past and will continue to say in the future, Benson is not a friend of UH and wish he would seek employment elsewhere.

    This letter writing may turn out to be “negative” for Hawaii, but I am confident that Coach Mack will leave a very favorable legacy when he retures.

    One thing for sure, the current staff has done a fantastic job in recruiting HS seniors locally and on the mainland and perhaps the best is yet to come. Coach Tuioti has really been a “find” as the recruiting coordinator.

  54. homey ♙ October 1, 2008 2:00 pm

    Are volleyball players required to lift weights?

    Just kidding!!!

  55. Calvin from Kona October 1, 2008 2:00 pm

    Does this mean I should send a letter of apology to the guys who sit in front of me? I committed 2 personal party fouls by spilling beer on them. Or maybe I can put a “spill zone” warning on the seats in front of me. kinda like Sea World.

  56. A-House October 1, 2008 2:02 pm

    retures = retires

    Mrs A-House says my spelling is atrocious (sp), but I tell her that my key boarding skills have eroded over the years.

  57. lab rat October 1, 2008 2:03 pm

    Is Gus related to Sanjaya???

    I am sssssssssssssssssssss……

  58. homey ♙ October 1, 2008 2:04 pm

    CfK – Of course not! However you should be fined for spilling beer!

  59. homey ♙ October 1, 2008 2:05 pm

    lab rat – ROTFLMFAO!!!

  60. 808flowmaster October 1, 2008 2:05 pm

    Calvin — Actually, since you spilled your beer, you need to send a letter to the people you spilled the beer on AND a letter to yourself for losing out on the beer. You should probably also send an email to the beer commissioner for leniency.

  61. lab rat October 1, 2008 2:10 pm

    Reagan was told that if he ever did it again that he would be kicked off the team.

  62. d1島 October 1, 2008 2:12 pm

    SJSU received their compensation during the game and as has been stated already there are no lasting effects for them to deal with like injury or mental anguish.
    The issue I have with writing letters to SJSU is that I’d prefer that punishment be kept in-house, among the players and coaches. These are the only remaining victims of the offense who need redress. Deal with it on the practice field and pau already.

  63. curveball October 1, 2008 2:14 pm

    I thought spilling beer was a full on crime…

  64. lab rat October 1, 2008 2:15 pm

    The only way to deal with those kinds of penalties is to bench the players.

  65. d1島 October 1, 2008 2:16 pm


    The only thing I can think of is that doing rolls doesn’t damage/wear-out the practice field like gassers or grass drills would??? (But eh, try ack up once Ching Field is done!)

  66. NEO October 1, 2008 2:20 pm

    Hey gang,

    Me gets one question… Ha’come I go to the UA website an’ no ‘mo UH stuffs on top? how da hells is someone gonna buys stuffs from UA without it being linked to their website? I mean can go the website and get some stuffs, but I figured that UH would be ontop the UA site awreddy… Ha’comes? Anyways, methinks that Coach Mack is doing the right thing by making the players write the letters to the SJSU kids, and coaches, we might think it’s stupid, and some of the players might think it’s stupid, but it’s really not, cuz the point is, eh’ you gonna do stuffs li’dat, you gotta pay the price… and eh’, if that means you gotta write one letter, you gotta write one letter, and I bet you, you goin’ think twice about PFing somebody again… you guys no tink so?

    NEO (adios)

  67. FloridaTed October 1, 2008 2:21 pm

    About the letter writing, my immediate knee jerk reaction was wtf? But after thinking about it for awhile, it could turn out good for the team.

    I’m sure the coaches looked very closely at the film and must have clearly discerned which personal fouls were truly detrimental to the team winning this ball game. In that light, a little humiliation to the offenders might be more effective than rolling on your shoulders. Besides, we won’t know if Coach will ever actually send these letters off.

    We all have to admit that those penalties killed several crucial drives, in a game we should have easily won.

  68. d1島 October 1, 2008 2:23 pm


    So you really like your new copy of “Pidgin to da Max”, eh?

  69. LizKauai [Believer] October 1, 2008 2:23 pm

    quick Esme-
    I was shocked at how the SJSU players made intimidating moves and “got too close” when the Warriors came onto the field during the Hawaii 5-0 presentation with the band and cheer. Coaches and zebras had to keep them away from each other.
    Coupled with the post game loud pep rally with fans and players in the SJSU part of the endzone corner during the alma mater-their lack of respect was blatant.
    Most of the Warriors were in team prayer in the middle of the field.


  70. homey ♙ October 1, 2008 2:25 pm

    NEO – Writing a letter is ok for me but writing it to SJSU is what I disagree with.

    BTW, you asked more than one question. 😆

  71. FloridaTed October 1, 2008 2:27 pm

    What concerns me a lot more than the letters are the reports from observers about a very listless effort in practice.

    Was the practice a walkthrough or regular practice? A walk through can look listless from afar. Can anybody, who was there, shed some light on this? ST?

  72. LizKauai [Believer] October 1, 2008 2:28 pm


    KAUAI Tsai-kos and Lurkers!

    JJ’s Broiler
    Redskins Game Breakfast Call

    East coast ‘Skins fans (with Colt Brennan #5 Jersey) will be visiting!
    I’ll be there (no Colt #5 or Cooley #47 jersey yet, tho) too!

  73. Jason October 1, 2008 2:29 pm

    homey: Coach Mack said he has them do shoulder rolls because that is the most grueling form of punishment he knows; they literally “crawl off the field” when pau.

    As for the letter-writing: That is interesting, to say the least. A very original idea, and one that I hope works for the better. But I see, too, how it could backfire potentially.

  74. homey ♙ October 1, 2008 2:30 pm

    Hi XLIZ! Nice ride!

  75. homey ♙ October 1, 2008 2:32 pm

    Jason – Hmmmm, grueling eh. Have you taken Judo or Aikido?

  76. d1島 October 1, 2008 2:32 pm

    Florida Ted,
    Howzit. Hope things are good with you and your ohana.

    I’m hoping that with a short week the plan is to emphasize more mental aspects than physical; can’t afford to risk many more injuries in the middle of the season.
    With regard to expanded # of reps for QB1, Mack did say that they’d be altering the playbook to fit his attributes and avoid his shortcomings so perhaps the need for extra reps???

  77. Pride. October 1, 2008 2:36 pm

    Dear Homey,

    I apologize for all of the times that I teased you and made jokes about how short you are? In actuality my teasing you, is only a natural reaction of my being jealous of all the awesome qualities that you possess. I can’t really think of those qualities right now, but I’m sure that you have them.

    Anyway, I’m sorry. By the way, can you please refrain from using tank tops please? It sure makes the rest of us feel like inadequate men. But even though I feel inadequate, I still consider you a friend.


  78. d1島 October 1, 2008 2:37 pm

    Boise 7
    LaTech 0
    4:00 1stQ

  79. Stephen Tsai October 1, 2008 2:38 pm

    Lab Rat.
    Yes, they are related.

  80. homey ♙ October 1, 2008 2:38 pm

    Is it Saturday yet?

    No use trying to figure things out. All that matters is that once the game is over on Saturday, the team left everything on the field.

  81. Stephen Tsai October 1, 2008 2:39 pm

    They stem from the punching incidents.
    I saw an end zone copy, and it’s pretty apparent San Jose State baited UH. After Kia slugged a guy, the slugged player chest-bumped his teammate.
    Even Mack called Tomey to apologize.

  82. Hawaiianbod October 1, 2008 2:39 pm

    Boise St – 7
    La Tech – 0 (1st Q)


  83. Pride. October 1, 2008 2:41 pm

    Dear Koakane,

    I apologize for telling Al that you were a dumb idiot. But I am a very competitive person and do not take getting “boloheaded” by our opponents very well. First of all, why did you continue to bid when you didn’t have the cards to support your bid? Secondly, how come you wasn’t paying attention to the suits that were being thrown so that you knew what was already down. Even though you suck at trumps, I still consider you a good friend. Maybe we can play backgammon next time.


  84. curveball October 1, 2008 2:41 pm

    Kekoa and I made a deal over breakfast to not say much about today’s practice..It was a full practice..I have to honor my deal with Kekoa….

  85. jm2375 October 1, 2008 2:42 pm

    Pride. – ROTFLMAO!! 😆

    homey – just trying fo figure out which – Direct or Dish. Looking forward to actually seeing if the volleyball was in or the feet was inside da line in football.

  86. homey ♙ October 1, 2008 2:43 pm

    Pride – Apology accepted. BTW, I’ll be wearing a tank-top to the next t-gate cause I need to have minimal clothing restrictions when playing darts. If not for my weird piko I would go shirtless.

  87. d1島 October 1, 2008 2:44 pm

    Backgammon? Koakane?
    I’d love to see you try to explain the doubling cube to him. 😯 😆

  88. homey ♙ October 1, 2008 2:45 pm

    jm2375 – ahem…K5 does not broadcast in HD. That SUCKS!

  89. d1島 October 1, 2008 2:46 pm

    Any comment on the ratio of snaps that all those QB’s took?

  90. d1島 October 1, 2008 2:48 pm


    Is yours the one that resembles Mary holding Jesus?

  91. d1島 October 1, 2008 2:50 pm


    K5 does not broadcast in HD. That SUCKS!

    Try telling that to Tina at Genji’s!

  92. homey ♙ October 1, 2008 2:54 pm

    d1 – More like an overweight Mary swimming in a mud pit filled with lint. Can’t see Jesus anywhere. If could then I’d be selling pictures on ebay.

  93. wafan October 1, 2008 2:55 pm

    I miss Hawai’i. I miss the people. I miss the food. I miss a lot of things about Hawai’i. But I am glad I am here if Homey ever unveils his weird piko.

  94. d1島 October 1, 2008 2:56 pm

    Boise, 14-0, 14:05 2ndQ

  95. homey ♙ October 1, 2008 2:57 pm

    d1 – I did mention something to that effect to Tina during the Florida game. I think I mentioned it several times to JaM and whoever was near me too.

  96. wafan October 1, 2008 2:57 pm

    Awwwwww, the Seahawks and the coaches are complaining about how far they have to travel for away games. Poor things.

    Maybe they would like to try it from Hawai’i?

  97. Koa-mahu October 1, 2008 2:58 pm

    homey – *pant* *pant* stop teasing me with your shirtless body! Let me know if you need someone to rub suntan oil all over your body?

  98. homey ♙ October 1, 2008 3:00 pm

    Note to self…Stay away from wafan.

    If Kaleo Wong is included in the tentative roster then who tentatively did he replace?

  99. Stretch October 1, 2008 3:02 pm

    wafan – tell the Seahawks they lucky they get to fly Hawaiian Airlines to their away games..

  100. d1島 October 1, 2008 3:03 pm

    Tentative roster?

    No need anybody who going be “tentative” going to Fresno!

  101. wafan October 1, 2008 3:05 pm

    Homey . . .

    Maybe that is the problem. They are too tentative after being on the tentative list. Perhaps a change of name to the Eager to Beat Them Senseless List?

  102. d1島 October 1, 2008 3:05 pm

    When Hawaiian charters a flight do they still rent Digi-players?

  103. homey ♙ October 1, 2008 3:05 pm

    Koa-mahu – Sure thing. Come to the T-gate on 10/11. Once you see Pride. you’ll change your mind.

  104. FloridaTed October 1, 2008 3:06 pm

    Hi, d1 (76),

    Everything is fine over here and you? It makes sense what you say, I certainly don’t have a better explanation.

    curveball (84),

    I can accept that. Off course, now you’ve made me even more curious, lol.

  105. jm2375 October 1, 2008 3:06 pm

    homey – oh yeah, I forgot. at least with the new tv, da lines are straight!!!

  106. wafan October 1, 2008 3:06 pm

    Stretch . . .

    Never understood why HAWAI’IAN flies the Seattle Seahawks around but cannot help the University of HAWAI’I.

    Hmmmmm, what is wrong with this picture?

  107. d1島 October 1, 2008 3:07 pm


    Eager to Beat Them Senseless List

    No need. We already get problems with that….

  108. Stretch October 1, 2008 3:07 pm

    In between games 2 & 3 of the Women’s Volleyball game on Friday October 10, the 2007 WAC Champion Women’s Softball team will be presented with their long overdue Bracelets. The Tsaikos, led by Pomai, pulled together and were able to fund the cost of these bracelets. Let’s continue to support the women and show up for this event.

    If we can get a group of at least 20 people, the cost for tickets will be $8 each for adults and $3 for under 18. Currently we have 14 people committed and are looking for a few more.

    If anyone is interested in attending the game, please send me an email at stretch6592 at yahoo and I will send the details as soon as they are worked out.

    Deadline is this Thursday Oct 2 evening. Count needs to be put in on Friday.

  109. Stephen Tsai October 1, 2008 3:08 pm

    Funaki got the majority of snaps. The rest got only a handful.

  110. jm2375 October 1, 2008 3:08 pm

    d1 – methinks da Seahawks make enuf moola to buy their own!

  111. wafan October 1, 2008 3:12 pm

    d1 . . .

    Okay, so that was a poor choice of words. How about the “Coach, I am chomping at the bit and I want to get in and help to make the big play. Please, please, please, puuuuuuuuullllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzz!” list.

    That would be the CIACATBAIWTGIAHTMTBPPPPP list.

  112. FloridaTed October 1, 2008 3:12 pm


    Just saw your update above, thanks. That clears up the reps mystery, somewhat at least.

    Good that they keep Pilares at running back for now, while the other two are still hurt some.

    How is the overall mood of the team?

  113. homey ♙ October 1, 2008 3:12 pm

    Anyone recall seeing if any of the Warrior receivers went in motion?

  114. d1島 October 1, 2008 3:14 pm

    How about a Pensive Roster?
    A Morose Roster?
    A Resolute Roster?
    A Somnambulant Roster?

  115. FloridaTed October 1, 2008 3:15 pm

    Ryan Mouton will probably play on Sundays.

  116. homey ♙ October 1, 2008 3:17 pm


    At first I thought you were swearing at Bulla.

  117. d1島 October 1, 2008 3:17 pm


    That being the case, on what will the decision for QB2 be made?

  118. d1島 October 1, 2008 3:18 pm

    btw, when did you become clairvoyant? Thursday report?

  119. curveball October 1, 2008 3:19 pm

    I am sticking with my 92%…….Garret did the math..he is correct..

  120. d1島 October 1, 2008 3:22 pm


    I saw a few running around on the field. Does that count?

  121. lab rat October 1, 2008 3:24 pm

    ST how many qbs are they taking to Fresno? I was thinking 3.

  122. d1島 October 1, 2008 3:24 pm

    All are fine. Thanks 🙂

  123. d1島 October 1, 2008 3:25 pm

    Boise, 14-3, 4:53 2nd Q

  124. curveball October 1, 2008 3:29 pm

    email me if you want…gdholdenatlivedotcom

  125. wafan October 1, 2008 3:30 pm

    Click on my name for WSU’s plane. Yep, there are planes for OSU, UO, and UW, too!

    Hawai’ian, where is the UH’s plane?

  126. Da Punchbowl Kid October 1, 2008 3:35 pm

    I apologize for saying this, but I don’t think your apologies are sincere enough.

    If apology letters could garner a win instead of a loss last saturday, or if they prevent another loss in the future, maybe they’re a good thing. I apologize to those who might disagree.

  127. Kazz October 1, 2008 3:38 pm

    Letters??? “Lackluster” practice?

    Did those players find out before or after practice that they had to write those letters?

  128. homey ♙ October 1, 2008 3:40 pm

    wafan – if anything, Hawaiian Airlines had a UH “H” logo on it.

  129. NEO October 1, 2008 3:42 pm


    That would be so slick if UH got it’s own plane paintjob… we’d call it WARRI-AIR!!! wOOt!!! slick eh, u guys like ’em?

    and whooosh I out! NEO

  130. Garret October 1, 2008 3:44 pm

    If you think that things are tough right now for the Warriors, things are much, much worse for Washington State!

    Questions about the team’s drive have been asked ever since safety Alfonso Jackson said the Cougars “were so flat” before WSU’s 63-14 loss to the Oregon Ducks in Martin Stadium Saturday.

    Flat or not, the Cougars have been flattened by every NCAA Division I Football Bowl Series (formerly I-A) opponent they have faced thus far, losing by an average of 42 points.

    Much may have to do with the high number of changes the roster has seen. The team has had 22 players make their first collegiate start in the first five games — 19 underclassman and five true freshmen.

  131. Mrs. A-House October 1, 2008 3:44 pm

    This is probably the first time since I started lurking/posting on this blog that I feel a personal disappointment at what occurred at the Call the Coach function last night. No names will be mentioned, but I think it’s clear why I am feeling unhappy and disappointed.

    While I do not begrudge those who enjoy alcoholic beverages, I implore you to desist immediately from encouraging those who choose not to drink to “just have one”…

    Critical reminder: IF YOU DRINK, DON’T DRIVE ! That is the LAW…plain and simple! The law also doesn’t distinguish quality or quantity of the alcoholic beverage consumed. Why was this law passed? The facts are clear, alcohol diminishes the ability to operate a vehicle in a safe and lawful manner, AND most importantly, each individual’s reaction to alcoholic consumption is different.

    Those who have no designated driver to get them home safely must rely on their own good judgment and instincts on where/when to draw the line to not only resist breaking the law, but most importantly…preserve his/her own life and limb.

    I therefore make a hearfelt plea to ALL Tsaikos – if you truly care about and have genuine love for a person, DO NOT encourage his/her consumption of alcohol in ANY form, shape or manner. MAHALO!

  132. Rick HS October 1, 2008 3:46 pm

    Dear UH Fans:

    I apologize for not posting in a long time. I have no good excuses, but I was busy writing a book called, Eating Las Vegas. Thanks


  133. Garret October 1, 2008 3:46 pm

    How bad is Washington State’s QB situation? They are holding tryouts to find a QB from the students enrolled in their school. They just lost 2 QBs to injury and if they lose 2 more this season then someone who is a student and not on Washington State’s football team right now could end up starting against the Warriors at Aloha Stadium!

    The Cougars are holding a “campus tryout” for quarterback Monday. No kidding.

    “We have to find somebody for the scout team,” coach Paul Wulff said.

    WSU lost both Gary Rogers and Kevin Lopina to back injuries two weeks ago, and are starting redshirt freshman Marshall Lobbestael while Lopina recovers.

    “I’ve never had to do this before,” Wulff said. “There’s got to be somebody enrolled that has played quarterback.”

  134. koakane iPhone October 1, 2008 3:47 pm

    aw’wryte wkshop pau. heading home now. afternoon gangie catch you’all lattas

  135. homey ♙ October 1, 2008 3:49 pm


  136. Garret October 1, 2008 3:50 pm

    Interesting article that shows how highly rated recruits do NOT necessarily mean that a team will be better. Iowa had the #5 rated recruiting class in 2005, but those players are in their 4th season now and only 2 of them have been able to become starters!

    It’s no one’s fault and this isn’t about finger pointing. When a class that boasted seven U.S. Army All-American bowl selections produces just two starters in its fourth season on campus, it deserves examination.

    That examination shows a ton of reasons for the thinning of what recruiting analyst Tom Lemming rated as the nation’s No. 5 recruiting class.

    Not long before signing day in 2005, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl was televised on NBC. Seven future Hawkeyes were featured, with a few committing to Iowa on national TV. As player after player announced for Iowa, the fight song was played by the band on hand at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

    “For the past several years, the Hawkeyes have been under the radar recruiting-wise,” Lemming said during the telecast.

    “They’re no longer under the radar. They’re over the rainbow, it looks like.”

    On February 2, 2005, Ferentz called it his best recruiting class, at least on paper, in what was then six years at Iowa.

    “That’s a great illustration that prognostications don’t always materialize,” Ferentz said Tuesday. “The bottom line is that in football, it’s still more important to win, be ranked in January than in February. That’s really the end game. That’s what you’re trying to do.”

  137. homey ♙ October 1, 2008 3:52 pm

    Who had the 1-4 rated class in 2005?

  138. Garret October 1, 2008 3:54 pm

    Interesting study found that a winning NFL team increases the incomes of everyone in its city by as much as $120 per year, which even takes into account those who aren’t sports fans! It shows that winning fans are harder workers and big spenders, plus the morale boost helps workers take bigger risks that pay off in an economic benefit. Success of a the fan’s team results in the fan’s success because fans are feel happier, smarter, more athletic, luckier, and even more attractive when their team wins, and studies show that happy, self-confident people are more successful in work and school.

    With the unique relationship of UH to the state of Hawaii, I’m guessing that this study applies to how the people in Hawaii felt last year during the Sugar Bowl run.

  139. wafan October 1, 2008 3:57 pm

    While I have not had the pleasure of meeting M/M A-House I am sure glad they are not talking about me. I understand their concerns, though; and I have to agree with them. Pressing anyone to imbibe an alcoholic beverage is not right. The peer-pressure thing never goes away no matter how many years of experience one has.

    I am sure Mrs. A-House swings a mean slippah or even worse the dreaded mommy-look and the feeling of guilt. Ugh. Flashbacks.

  140. wafan October 1, 2008 3:59 pm

    Homey . . .

    USC has to be one of them. WSU and UW are not.

  141. NEO October 1, 2008 4:00 pm

    Chee Garret.. you so SHMAAAAT!!!!

  142. Kekoa October 1, 2008 4:00 pm

    I can comment on one thing about today’s practice. First I have to set it up by bringing forward my post from last night’s ‘Call the Coach’ show:


    September 30th, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    Actually the highlight of the nite was when Coach Mack found out that Pops had to go off to fight in WWII and therefore had 4 years of eligibility left. He is shown here in this photo signing a recruiting letter.

    Pops will be working out with the receivers at practice in the morning.


    *Injury* Update: Pops (newly recruited WR) strained his abdominal muscles after consuming a Tsaiko-sized portion at the Buffet. Looks like he won’t be able to report to the team for at least the next 2 weeks.

  143. Garret October 1, 2008 4:00 pm


    I did a search after you asked that question and haven’t found the #1-4 yet, but I did find an interesting article about Nebraska’s 2005 recruiting class.

    The Huskers’ 2005 recruiting class included four Parade All-Americans, one of the nation’s top running backs and quarterbacks, as well as 13 highly regarded junior college transfers.

    “A year from now, everyone will be talking about this Nebraska class as their greatest in the last 25 years,” Recruiting analyst Tom Lemming told the Associated Press.

    The Huskers inked 31 players to letters of intent on Wednesday, including 12 junior college transfers.

    Leon Jackson is another running back that is expected to make a quick impact. As a senior in Pasco, Washington, Jackson rushed for 1,745 yards and 23 touchdowns. He may, however, end up moving to safety to help the Nebraska secondary. Lemming rated Jackson as the number 2 safety prospect in the country.

  144. Blackie (ブラッキ) October 1, 2008 4:01 pm

    Dear SJS player,
    I administered the personal foul on you. I’m terribly sorry for getting caught.
    UH player

  145. Mrs. A-House October 1, 2008 4:02 pm

    RE: Letters of apology –

    Garret & A-House –

    I, too, respect you guys unconditionally, BUT we’ll have to agree to disagree on this one.

    WarriorMojo –

    I got your back and ditto your posts #15, #18 & #37. I try hard to be a good sport and I like to lecture others on what good sportsmanship should be like, but dagnabit! in reality I’m NOT a good sport when “others” start bs behavior, and our players get the penalty. Human nature sucks sometimes, and it didn’t do me any favors blessing me with the ability to love and forgive my opponents. Coach Tomey knows he was gifted with the victory, and although he claims this current SJSU team is the best he’s ever had, sorry, but the better/superior team did not win.

  146. NEO October 1, 2008 4:03 pm

    Mrs. A-House-

    You right! Come on guys, we makin’ memories over here… The last thing that I want is to have to make memories of someone at a funeral… Please, take Mrs. A-House’s advice and be safe out there… I gots nothing but love for all the Tsai-kos and especially the Tsai-kettes… I never even met any of you, but still, I say that you guys are some of the best people on the planet… and I would hate to see any of you guys and gals get hurt. Please, please be safe. I know I prolly sound like Buzz Killington, but serious, if you love UH football, and you love the Tsaikos, be safe, k gang, I’m off the soapbox now…

    NEO(done preaching)

  147. Stephen Tsai October 1, 2008 4:04 pm

    OK, who put the jinx on Kaleo Wong?
    Derek Inouchi just called. He got bumped.
    Jovonte Taylor also is not on the list.
    Josh Rice and Dylan Linkner have been added.
    Stay tuned.

  148. Stephen Tsai October 1, 2008 4:04 pm

    Coach Mack called to say it was a player who suggested the letter of apology. The player will be allowed to send it.

  149. MAD October 1, 2008 4:06 pm

    Come on coach mac..this is not grammar school its D-1 college football.
    Letters.Give me a break.Take care of the problem like a real coach

  150. Garret October 1, 2008 4:08 pm


    I couldn’t find Lemming’s rankings, but I found 4 other rankings by other experts. I don’t think that Texas A&M, Michigan, Florida State, Iowa, Miami, and Cal have been showing up in the top 10 rankings like these recruiting experts would predict.


    1. Tennessee
    2. Michigan
    3. USC
    4. Florida State
    5. Georgia
    6. Oklahoma
    7. Ohio State
    8. Iowa
    9. California
    10. Nebraska

    From rivals:

    1. USC
    2. Florida State
    3. Oklahoma
    4. Tennessee
    5. Nebraska
    6. Michigan
    7. Miami-FL
    8. California
    9. Georgia
    10. Texas A&M


    1. USC
    2. Florida State
    3. Tennessee
    4. Oklahoma
    5. Nebraska
    5. Michigan
    7. Iowa
    8. Miami-FL
    9. Georgia
    10. California

    From Max Emfinger:

    1. Oklahoma
    2. USC
    3. Florida State
    4. Tennessee
    5. Nebraska
    6. Texas A&M
    7. Florida
    8. Georgia
    9. Miami
    10. Michigan

  151. Stephen Tsai October 1, 2008 4:09 pm

    OK, Kaleo Wong is back on the travel roster.

  152. Kekoa October 1, 2008 4:11 pm

    Please join us on Oct. 10 at the VB match to celebrate and honor the –

    Wahine Softball WAC Champions.

    Our collective effort to purchase something significant to award their achievement is something we should all share the pride in presenting to them in-person.

    Sacrifice a little time from your busy schedule to come out to the SSC. Who knows?…You may even find out how terrific the Wahine VB team really is while you’re there.

    Contact Stretch ASAP to make it happen!

  153. Garret October 1, 2008 4:11 pm

    Mrs. A-House,

    I can honestly see both sides of this issue and respect anyone’s opinion who thinks differently about the letters than I do. Like I said a couple of hours ago, the long-term effects could go either way, and I hope that everything turns out best for the Warriors.

  154. Kazz October 1, 2008 4:13 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    October 1st, 2008 at 4:04 pm
    Coach Mack called to say it was a player who suggested the letter of apology. The player will be allowed to send it.

    MARK IT DOWN GUYS!!! At 4:04pm we all just got “GONGED”!!!!

  155. 808flowmaster October 1, 2008 4:14 pm

    Thinking more about it, I believe Coach Mack is taking care of the problem like a real coach. He’s been around long enough in coaching to have a feel for what his players will respond to. I’m sure he knows his players better than we do.

    In this manner of punishment, they’re: 1) taking responsibility 2) will not be likely to repeat their errors in judgement AND 3) they will still be on the field for the Fresno game.

    I think that’s a better solution then benching starters at this point in the season.

  156. Garret October 1, 2008 4:15 pm

    And having a player suggest writing the letter (and possibly having it be optional) makes the whole issue different.

  157. d1島: October 1, 2008 4:16 pm

    Anyone else seeing the vid of the Stueckle Sky Club in Boise’s stadium?
    What’s happening to UH’s Sugar Bowl $?

  158. Hawaiianbod October 1, 2008 4:17 pm

    Boise St – 24
    La Tech – 3 (3rd Q)

  159. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 1, 2008 4:18 pm

    write the letters while doing rolls in a skirt…now thats punishment for you.

  160. d1島: October 1, 2008 4:19 pm

    So there is only one player writing a letter?

  161. Garret October 1, 2008 4:21 pm


    BSU is going to make a LOT of money with that Sky Club–many, many times their BCS money due to that good investment in their facilities. That will just make the difference in athletic budget greater between BSU and UH…sad that the Athletic Department cannot use the Sugar Bowl money to make more money in the long run.

    Isn’t the Sugar Bowl money being used just to cover the losses that the Athletic Department would have had last year? Thanks to HF, no mo money now.

  162. Hawaiianbod October 1, 2008 4:24 pm

    *****Off Topic*****

    Chee Hoo!!! Dodgers win 7-2 over the Cubs and take a 1-0 series lead. Sorry Cubs fans but it will be at least 101 years before you win again.

  163. las vegas October 1, 2008 4:24 pm

    Mrs. A-House,
    I would like to apologise to you and Hitoshi Sunada for allowing him to drink adult beverages until he wet his pants in 5/1979.
    In addition, I would like to apologise to the city of Tokyo, for allowing Hitoshi to walk home dressed only with a doily.
    Finally, I would like to apologise to Mr. and Mrs. Sunada for the psychological problems caused by the pictures of Hitoshi walking home.

  164. wafan October 1, 2008 4:27 pm

    The Sugar Bowl money went to buy soap, repair long neglected facilities, perhaps coach back-pay from last and previous years, pay someone’s good-riddance buy-out, bought tickets and hotel rooms for people who were “critical” to the team, . . .

    Why not turn the old baseball pressbox into some nice private areas? They are right off the South Endzone elevator — VIP’s enter the elevator from behind the box-office and skip the hassle of the lines. That would be worth some cash!

  165. d1島: October 1, 2008 4:28 pm


    Thanks for the clarification. In a way, my second question was rhetorical; the answer is kinda painful… 🙁

  166. Justin October 1, 2008 4:33 pm

    ST, what is up with Jovonte Taylor? I did not see him play against San Jose State?

  167. Blackie (ブラッキ) October 1, 2008 4:35 pm

    All kidding aside, I think coach is doing the right thing. He demands that the student/athletes adhere to a certain code of conduct. Those who don’t agree with coach’s methods may point to any immediate, negative effects, but I believe the real results won’t be apparent until sometime down the road, and maybe only in retrospect. We should keep an eye on the character of coach’s future recruits and see if we notice any difference in the collective behavior of the student/athletes.

  168. d1島: October 1, 2008 4:37 pm

    Boise, 31-3, 3:50 3rd Q

  169. Maverick October 1, 2008 4:50 pm

    Watching the Boise game-
    The LaTech QB sure quivers under pressure from Noise, etc.
    His passing accuracy is unbelievably terrible for a starting QB that is a senior.

  170. d1島: October 1, 2008 4:50 pm

    Be glad Vince Dooley is not UH’s coach.
    They hook up a 57 yd pass for 1st and goal at the 4. 3 times to the A-gap with the TB to the 1; then a flinch by the RT sends them back to the 6. Instead of taking the 3 pts. he calls for a slant and comes away with nothing.

  171. d1島: October 1, 2008 4:58 pm

    btw, that reminds me. Mark the day. Four games into his 1st season on Call the Coach last night and Mack gets his first caller asking him to put in a TE to help the run game.
    La Tech just tried 3 times to go from a power formation to run it in and got stuffed.
    Meanwhile, Boise just went from essentially trips right and screen to RB left for 40+ yards.
    They just went 94 yards in 9 plays by spreading it out on La Tech.
    38-3, Boise.
    It comes down to execution.

  172. d1島: October 1, 2008 5:03 pm

    They talk about Travel miles for WAC teams. Very tough…
    Why exclude Hawaii?
    Is it easier for UH to travel for some reason?

  173. d1島: October 1, 2008 5:04 pm

    ….and La Tech flies CHARTER! 👿

  174. d1島: October 1, 2008 5:06 pm

    garbage time already.


  175. WarriorMojo October 1, 2008 5:09 pm

    Okay, my apologies to Coach Mack if it was a player who suggested the letter, although I believe that the way the item was initially written up — ahem — led to my assumption.

    More importantly, however, Mack should not allow the letter. It’s just not necessary. There were mistakes made in the heat of the game, but the game is over. Move on already.

  176. Jason October 1, 2008 5:13 pm

    Justin: Maybe his knee is still bothering him?

  177. chawan_cut October 1, 2008 5:14 pm

    i don’t like boise state.

  178. wafan October 1, 2008 5:23 pm

    Boise State turf . . . Kentucky Blue Grass or is it that cold?

  179. wafan October 1, 2008 5:24 pm

    Time to check for eyelid cracks.

    Good night!

  180. Kazz October 1, 2008 5:29 pm

    Boise State = not too fond of them, but I respect them.

    Fresno State = ILL feelings and bad wishes 😈

  181. Stephen Tsai October 1, 2008 5:34 pm

    Mack said it was a player who suggested it.
    I just thought it was a unique thing.

  182. WarriorMojo October 1, 2008 5:38 pm

    I want to take this opportunity to say something about LT Aaron Kia. When he came off the field after his personal foul penalty, it is true that he walked away from Coach Smith, who was probably trying to scold him.

    But all the “fans” who have interpreted this to be a discipline problem or a lack of respect for Coach Smith are dead wrong as far as I’m concerned. He KNEW he had screwed up. He KNEW he had hurt the team. There was nothing anyone could say that could make him feel worse. Yeah, he should have stopped and listened to his coach, but he was like a kid who just couldn’t stand to hear anymore about his mistake right at that moment. A few minutes later Coach Smith sought him out and Kia listened to everything Smith had to say so what’s the big deal?

    Kia is a very emotional player who always wears his heart on his sleeve. He is clearly proud to be a Warrior and is clearly proud to represent Hawaii. He’s the guy who carried the Hawaiian flag into the Sugar Bowl and he did the same thing at Gainesville. He is always front and center during the ha’a and the haka.

    One last Kia story. After Letuli got hurt in Gainesville, Kia had to take all the snaps at LT. At one point late in the third quarter or early fourth quarter, I noticed Kia came off the field and ran straight to a big garbage can behind the bench. He tore off his helmet off and stuck his head and upper body all the way into the garbage can and I can only assume he was puking his guts out from heat stroke.

    He stayed in that position the whole time Florida had the ball and I was sure he was done for the day. But when the offense got the call to go back in a couple of minutes later I was shocked to see Kia pull himself out of the garbage can, find his helmet and then get ready to go back out. A couple of the guys and trainers were telling him to stay out, but he just strapped up and went out to play. Amazing. I love this kid.

  183. WarriorMojo October 1, 2008 5:43 pm

    ST, no doubt it is a unique thing. How come no one wants to claim credit for it, LOL? Whoever thought of it, props for thinking out of the box, but it’s just not necessary.

  184. WarriorMojo October 1, 2008 5:48 pm

    Okay, so now I have to ask, why rotate Kia and Letuli by quarters? Is that an attempt to save Kia’s knees and Letuli’s shoulder?

    And what is the deal with Hisatake? The guy could be very good, but he needs game reps.

  185. FloridaTed October 1, 2008 5:53 pm


    It’s a very good thing that we can always count on you to clarify things, especially in helping to guide us through the labyrinth of the mysteries of the brains of coaches, which we mere mortals could never dare to understand in all their complexities, resulting in decisions we must learn to accept, while sometimes scratching our collective heads, lol.

  186. KonaGirl October 1, 2008 5:55 pm

    Here’s the thing with personal fouls. 90% of the time it’s the player reacting that gets penalized, not the instigator. Not right, but that’s the case. Our opponents know that Hawaii players have a tendancy to react if provoked; therefore, giving them exactly what they want…a flag and more yardage. I am sure that all the other teams are being coached to taunt us as much as possible so that they can be handed additional yards. It’s been the opponents strategy for a long time when playing UH. If our team does not get these reactions under control, the other teams know they can use it against us….and believe me, they will, after all, the odds are in their favor.

  187. XxFaithxX October 1, 2008 5:59 pm

    RE: Letters.

    The UH Offensive players should write apology letters to the UH defense….Hehe

  188. Kazz October 1, 2008 6:01 pm


    You are the first one, that I saw, tell the whole story behind the Kia/Coach Smith incident.

    Thanks for clearing the air.

    Much was said about a player just “ignoring” a Coach and I think you can see where this can be misinterpreted as “disrespect”, that plus all the accounts of people walking off before the Alma Mater (which was explained by Coach Mack afterwards) added to the disbelievablity (is that a word) of some of the things happening on Saturday night.

    Kia is a hell of a football player and this is one guy I rooted for during Fall camp to take that LT spot and I am glad we are getting to see him play. He is a big, nasty, and intimidating guy that would be an asset to ANY team.

    A proud son of Hawaii and a proud Warrior nonetheless.

    Again, mahalo for clearing the air on this one.

  189. FloridaTed October 1, 2008 6:02 pm

    Mrs. A-House,

    You certainly strike a smashing figure as the Arch Angel of Justice, with flames of righteousness spewing from your nostrils, while the accused are cowering in fear, lol.

    Seriously though, you are right, off course. Sometimes people just need a little reminder to know the smart thing to do.

  190. koakane™ October 1, 2008 6:02 pm

    Last reminder about signing up to meet and greet fellow tsai-ko’s while viewing UH game against Fresno State. 😀

    October 4 Saturday @ 4pm UH vs Fresno State. Murphy’s is the site. There still seating. 😮 Fuud will be ala carte from the menu. If you planning to come please sign up. Murphy can accommodate an overflow but probably will be seating away from the main group. So let me know ASAP. :mrgreen:

  191. curveball October 1, 2008 6:02 pm

    That is the best and funniest thing I have seen today……………

  192. Kazz October 1, 2008 6:03 pm


    Good thing I am not a player, all Fresno State has to do to provoke me is to show their face.

    I have no control.

  193. Kazz October 1, 2008 6:12 pm


    October 1st, 2008 at 5:59 pm
    RE: Letters.

    The UH Offensive players should write apology letters to the UH defense….Hehe

    Hahahahahhahahaha… NOT!!! 😈

  194. koakane™ October 1, 2008 6:25 pm

    warrior mojo mahalo for the insight on kia. goes to show we do not always know what is happening all the time and most of the time things are not what it seems.

    Kia is a very emotional player who always wears his heart on his sleeve. He is clearly proud to be a Warrior and is clearly proud to represent Hawaii. He’s the guy who carried the Hawaiian flag into the Sugar Bowl and he did the same thing at Gainesville. He is always front and center during the ha’a and the haka. A few minutes later Coach Smith sought him out and Kia listened to everything Smith had to say…………

  195. Stephen Tsai October 1, 2008 6:27 pm

    Coach Mack called to again reiterate that the suggestion came from a player. He wanted to make it clear that he’s not a softy.

  196. FloridaTed October 1, 2008 6:27 pm


    I’m with Kazz on this, very good that you clarified the Kia situation for us, thanks.

    With losing, the fans nerves get a little raw and a little paranoia begins to take hold, making people see negatives in little things. But we can only see most situations from a certain distance, where not everything is as it appears.

    We need to all calm down, keep believing in the coaches and players. We are very close to breaking out and once we’re set at QB, we’ll be very dangerous again.

    I think what got everybody so upset was that we were clearly the more talented team and should have won this game fairly easy. Well, sh . t happens.

  197. NYUH October 1, 2008 6:32 pm

    JJ – 2 (HI, SMU) PJ +2 (GT, Navy)

  198. Kazz October 1, 2008 6:35 pm

    Coach Mack,

    We’re appreciative and humbled that you called to make things clear.

    We’re even more appreciative that the guilty party took it upon himself to do and suggest such an action.

  199. Pomai October 1, 2008 6:36 pm

    Next up da puppies
    20    –    17    99club
    27    –    21    Da Punchbowl Kid
    45    –    28    Pomai

  200. curveball October 1, 2008 6:40 pm

    17 UH..14 the pups

  201. Kazz October 1, 2008 6:42 pm


    Agreed. I think that we’re all getting a little touchy and this comes from just being so spoiled over the last 2.5 years on offense.

    I even sit here laughing at some of the emotions I had over the past few days and while we all acknowledge this, we must remember that no matter how bad we feel as fans, the players and coaches are the ones REALLY feeling the pressure and the discomfort of losing.

    I like to think that the Tsaikos, through efforts of ST and others, have a little closer connection with the program and being a part of this group just gives us a more “personable” relationship with the team we cheer for which makes it feel like a family which in turn makes us all concerned for the physical and mental well-being of our Warriors.

  202. Stephen Tsai October 1, 2008 6:44 pm

    Hey, the coach is reading the blog right now, so everyone who thought he was soft needs to say sorry now.

  203. Kazz October 1, 2008 6:45 pm

    Fresno State – 24
    UH – 27

    Final OT

    On the road and in a big-time atmosphere with thousands screaming for his head…

    The “ICEMAN” returns…

  204. FloridaTed October 1, 2008 6:45 pm

    Kazz (201), Amen to that. Everybody, breathe in, breathe out…..

  205. Kazz October 1, 2008 6:48 pm


    You heard da boss, apologize to uncle!

  206. Jorge October 1, 2008 6:53 pm

    Dylan over Javonte? oh boy.

  207. FloridaTed October 1, 2008 6:55 pm


    Tried to send you an e-mail, but won’t go through, says address too long, weird. Shoot me an e-mail at, t h e o d o r d o m a y & a o l . c o m , just eliminate the spaces.

  208. FloridaTed October 1, 2008 6:58 pm


    UH- 27, Dogs – 21.

  209. Kazz October 1, 2008 6:58 pm


    That’s right… Breathe in, breathe out… KA MATE!!! KA MATE!!!

    Oh wait, we’re supposed to calm down right? 😉

  210. jm2375 October 1, 2008 7:00 pm

    Good evening Tsai-kos!

    Warning! Clueless wahine rant to follow.

    My blood is still boiling after an hour. Driving home this afternoon, listening to da Animals and some lolo, while he has a right to his opinion, says that hiring Coach Mack was a bad decision and he should be fired. Give me a frakking break!

    I know I’m preaching to the choir here and I am nowhere near as knowledgeable or passionate as many other Tsaikos are. To all you bandwagon fans – either get on and stay on or get off and stay off! Let’s be realistic and realize that this is a TRANSITION year with a new coaching staff and new starters at most of the offensive “skill” positions. We have been spoiled the last few years with Colt and co. We will probably not see a QB like Colt again for many, many years. As in life, the Warriors need to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. While I am hoping for the team to be at least bowl-eligible, right now, I want to see improvement each and every week with no backsliding. I think we are seeing that.

    Thanks for letting me vent.

    *getting off soapbox*

  211. Kazz October 1, 2008 7:05 pm


    Eh, no brown-nosing now that da coach stay reading da blog!

    Nah just kidding, but some people don’t get it and they never will. Now does that mean they’re opinion means less than those that support our team?

  212. curveball October 1, 2008 7:06 pm


    sent it

  213. madeinhawaii October 1, 2008 7:06 pm


    So when does the ranting start?

    Coach Mac.. if you are really reading the blog… we luvs ya man.. keep to your plan.. work your plan… and we’ll all be better for it. Mahalo Nui Loa!

  214. chawan_cut October 1, 2008 7:14 pm

    i noticed they other paper has teamed up with kitv.
    is that to counter this paper and kgmb?
    and is that why there’s no Princess videos?

  215. FloridaTed October 1, 2008 7:20 pm


    Got it and replied.

  216. FloridaTed October 1, 2008 7:45 pm

    A football team is in many ways like a racing car with a pit crew. Many times the best car doesn’t win. Only if all the parts, making up the entire unit, work perfectly in unison, does one have a chance at victory. We have the same good car as last year, but quite a few new parts were installed, including half the pit crew. It will take a few races before all the new parts are worked in smoothly and the engine is humming at full capacity.

    We’re having new drivers (QB’s) that are inexperienced, it takes awhile to get the right one to work smoothly. With more races to come, the UH Race Car will be humming to victory soon.

    There is often such a fine line between winning and losing. Look at last year, a little less luck or a few more mistakes, we could have easily lost 3 or 4 games, despite of Colt and the dreadheads, but we didn’t.

    This year we have a few parts not quite working well yet and ergo, we lose games. I hope we all will appreciate winning a lot more, when it comes back soon, after all, it’s not life and death, but a great GAME we all enjoy.

  217. lab rat October 1, 2008 7:46 pm

    Hi Coach Mack. You are not a softie.

    And coach could you name a play after me. RedZone Express Right. RedZone Express Left.

  218. FloridaTed October 1, 2008 7:48 pm


    Don’t get upset over some stupid college betting people, they don’t count as fans anyway.

  219. jm2375 October 1, 2008 7:57 pm

    Can’t remember exactly when I started lurking, but I think it was right after the Sugar Bowl. You guys have rekindled my enthusiasm for the team and made me more knowledgeable about football, other sports and life in general, and for that I thank you and bow down in respect. And most importantly, you guys bring a huuuuge smile to my face many times each and every day. *I’m not worthy!*

  220. jm2375 October 1, 2008 8:12 pm

    OK, I think I’ve calmed down. Fried rice, honey walnut shrimp, stuffed eggplant, pecan pie and grapes help a lot! 😀

  221. jm2375 October 1, 2008 8:13 pm

    where is everybody? I’m gonna start messing up da playhouse if nobody comes to play with me soon.

  222. Kekoa October 1, 2008 8:18 pm

    jm2375 ~ Sorry, I wasn’t ignoring you. This is the time of day I have to take care of my eating disorder. I see you took very good care of yours.

    Oh, and please don’t mess up the playhouse. Coach Mack is watching! He might make you run in place until sun up!

  223. NEO October 1, 2008 8:19 pm

    Coach McMackin-

    I don’t give a damn what anyone says… You are OUR coach, and you coach OUR team… I trust you… WE trust you… A lot of people are going to second guess you, and that’s okay, I think they have that right, but push comes to shove sir, you’re doing something that 99 percent of the population can’t/won’t do. You’re on the field, you’re fighting the good fight, and even though the current record might not show it, you’re winning. Look around the blog, there are over 220 comments from people who LOVE, and I mean LOVE Hawaii Football, sure, some of them are holdovers from the JJ era, and sure, if it weren’t for JJ we wouldn’t be here, but I say, let’s not forget about Coach McMackin, he’s the guy that orchestrated the BEST DEFENSE in the WAC, he’s the guy that put a team on the field that filled up the big board… Coach McMackin, if you’re really reading this, know that you have MY full support in everything. God Bless you and your wife Heather, and Mahalo ke Akua for bringing you to us, and you to Warrior Football.

    Aloha Coach McMackin, fulfill your chosen destiny!


  224. d1島: October 1, 2008 8:21 pm

    Howzit jm2375.
    Howzit Kekoa.
    Saw the article in da Wessai pepa. (about da mail)
    Hope tings get resolved soon.

  225. jm2375 October 1, 2008 8:28 pm

    hi d1! so da termites not holding hands anymore?

  226. d1島: October 1, 2008 8:30 pm

    Not sure. No can tell wat dey doing in termite heaven!

  227. haka October 1, 2008 8:33 pm

    Imagine if a coach made all his decisions just by watching his team play. No interaction with the players. No words of advice. No relationships at all. Imagine if a coach never had first hand knowledge of a players injuries or talent level for that matter. What if he didn’t even know if the player was academically sound? Imagine a coach with no knowledge of a players workout habits or work ethic. What if…

    What if every coach made decisions from his lazyboy. Opinions are just that; and that is that. They swirl the mind with hypothetical alternatives. Try this at home, but leave coaching to the professionals. 🙂

    Just backin McMackin!
    Go Warriors!

  228. Kekoa October 1, 2008 8:35 pm

    D-1 ~ I’m just getting warmed up! Wait ’till I get Ophra on my side!

  229. d1島: October 1, 2008 8:40 pm

    Might be more effective than the help you’ve had so far 😯

  230. jm2375 October 1, 2008 8:43 pm

    hi kekoa! so what did you stuff your face with?

  231. Kekoa October 1, 2008 8:43 pm

    Well said haka.

    D-1 ~ It’s rather ironic that the same paper that did that story on me doesn’t get delivered to my home, or my PO Box because of the very situation I complained of!

  232. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc October 1, 2008 8:45 pm

    Have sent Stretch several e-mails concerning the October 10 Wahine volleyball game to both of his addresses, but so farhe hasn’t acknowledged getting either/both of them – and tomorrow is the deadline.

    Stretch, please add the two of us to your list.

    Where will we pick up the tickets and reimburse you? Will there a pre- or post-game get-together at a nearby establishment? Will you be posting information or sending it out by e-mail?

  233. Kekoa October 1, 2008 9:00 pm

    JM2375 ~ We had a corned beef brisket and cabbage with choice of Poi, mashed potatoes or rice. Corn on the cob and corn bread my grandson brought home from Zippy’s. It’s what Pops calls ‘simple’ food.

  234. jm2375 October 1, 2008 9:08 pm

    yummmm, corned beef & cabbage. my mouth stay drooling.

  235. Kekoa October 1, 2008 9:17 pm

    W/Doc ~ I’m sure Stretch will pick up on your request to come.

  236. Garret October 1, 2008 9:19 pm

    Bess was mentioned in this Palm Beach Post article.

    It’s easy for Chargers running back Darren Sproles to get lost in the shuffle.

    But Sproles – 5-foot-6 and 181 pounds – has stepped out of the shadow of 2006 MVP LaDanian Tomlinson to become one of the NFL’s most exciting playmakers.

    Dolphins rookie wide receiver Davone Bess has been watching. Bess, generously listed at 5-foot-10 and 195 pounds, pulls for the little guys around the league.

    “You can’t take his size into account,” Bess said. “He plays much bigger than his size. He’s one of the players I admire around this league.”

    Sproles, in his fourth season out of Kansas State, is winning fans everywhere with his game-breaking ability, including a 66- yard touchdown catch and a 103-yard kickoff return this season.

    Bess, an undrafted rookie out of Hawaii, returns kicks and punts for the Dolphins and lines up in three-receiver packages. He’s inspired by Sproles, who has averaged 16.4 yards on 43 touches this season.

    “He gives me all the confidence in the world to actually know guys at our size can achieve,” Bess said. “I just take everything he does on the field and try to carry it over to my game.”

  237. Garret October 1, 2008 9:20 pm

    UH was #5 in the Bottom 10 this week.

    5. Hawaii (1-3) 17-20, San Jose St. Fresno St.

    When Fresno State’s offense shifted into one formation against UCLA, three of its players crashed into each other, falling down. “Not aesthetically pleasing,” commented broadcaster David Norrie. “Like bowling pins,” said partner Terry Gannon.

  238. Kekoa October 1, 2008 9:22 pm

    jm2375 ~ Are you watching your spiffy new HDTV?

    I’m watching mine and the dead girl on the coroner’s table is looking really dead on CSI/NY thanks to HD!

  239. Garret October 1, 2008 9:23 pm

    The Bottom 10 for the NFL.

    Well, that should settle the Oakland Raiders’ problems.

    The only head coaching experience of Tom Cable, Lane Kiffin’s replacement, was at Idaho, where he posted a sparkling 11-35 record over four seasons.

    Davis repeated his accusation that Kiffin was not “the guy I hired.” And, as the New York Times pointed out, Davis did call him “Lance” at his introductory news conference before last season.

  240. Garret October 1, 2008 9:24 pm

    Personal foul penalties cost USC’s NT his starting job.

    Two personal foul penalties called against USC nose tackle Averell Spicer cost the Trojans dearly in their upset loss against Oregon State.

    They also cost Spicer his starting job.

    “I’m really paying for it now — I’m not starting this week because of that,” Spicer said Wednesday. “Coach had a talk with me and said that they can’t start me having two personal fouls in a game.

    “They told me I was supposed to be a better leader, to lead by example, and I definitely wasn’t doing it. I understand that.”

    “I just lost my head,” Spicer said of an exchange with a Beavers lineman. “There were a lot of late hits going on. It’s always the second guy that gets caught. I learned that first hand.”

  241. Garret October 1, 2008 9:26 pm

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

    This man jumped into the ocean to save his dog from a 5-foot-long shark!

  242. Garret October 1, 2008 9:26 pm

    Microsoft is still losing market share to Google, so they are now offering frequent flyer miles to people who do a lot of searches with Microsoft Live Search…if they use IE for the searches.

  243. Garret October 1, 2008 9:27 pm

    My wife, kids, and me *love* it when there are samples out at Costco and other places, but we almost never buy what is out for sample. However, it looks like we are in the minority because 35% of samplers apparently b buy what they sampled. That is a HUGE success rate! 24% of the samplers planned to buy a different product but changed their mind after getting the sample!

  244. Kekoa October 1, 2008 9:27 pm

    Funny remark yelled at the mauka sidelines players at practice today.

    Coach yells, “Ok! I need one player from the Scout team who is NOT a *star* to get out on the field right now!”

  245. Garret October 1, 2008 9:27 pm

    The ending of the space shuttle program is being debated. I’m guessing that the money isn’t there to bring the shuttle back from the dead.

  246. jm2375 October 1, 2008 9:27 pm

    Kekoa – not quite in HD yet. Watching on the digital channels. But everything sure looks clearer! Going down tomorrow to swap out the box. Guess we’re watching the same show.

  247. Garret October 1, 2008 9:27 pm

    Sharon Stone wanted her 8-year-old son to get botox injections because of his foot odor?

  248. Garret October 1, 2008 9:28 pm

    Free play links pau.

  249. WarriorMojo October 1, 2008 9:30 pm

    THESE are the kinds of hits for which players should have to apologize. Really starting to hate the donks.

  250. Jason October 1, 2008 9:39 pm

    WarriorMojo: Wow, talk about cheap shots.

  251. tommui October 1, 2008 9:40 pm

    WAFAN: The old pressbox way up there behind the goal post is being used for VIPs – friends of the UH. But you are right – be nice for VIPs that give $$$ to the UH!♠

  252. Da Punchbowl Kid October 1, 2008 9:46 pm

    Thinking about Coach Mack characterized as a softy made me laugh. The guy might be many things, but he aint soft. The problem is that some folks mistake kindness or compassion for being soft. Coach has heart, but he’s not a softy, IMHO.

    Coach, please DON’T name a play after me. 😆

  253. Da Punchbowl Kid October 1, 2008 9:51 pm


    October 1st, 2008 at 8:18 pm
    jm2375 ~ Sorry, I wasn’t ignoring you. This is the time of day I have to take care of my eating disorder. I see you took very good care of yours.


    Mr. Kekoa,

    You turn the art of self deprecation into a sweet science. Are you sure you aren’t British? 😆

  254. Kekoa October 1, 2008 9:53 pm

    What’s wrong with DPK Z- out go on 2! Sounds so ‘football!’

  255. Jason October 1, 2008 9:55 pm

    Can DPK say “IMHO” when he is so brazen as to claim and mark his own tree? That’s not humility … 😉

  256. Kekoa October 1, 2008 9:56 pm

    DPK ~
    Re: 253
    Heavens no! I merely point out shortcomings in the key of life my good man!

  257. Jason October 1, 2008 9:57 pm

    Coach Mack: Feel free to call your man zero series of plays “Jason.” 😀

  258. Kekoa October 1, 2008 10:09 pm

    jm2375 ~ Please join us on Sep. 10th. Another proud moment for the Tsaiko Ohana.

    DPK ~ I checked with Sweety, she said it was ok for you to come out to the presentation. She just wants you home before you start your tremors. I told her not to worry, I have a spare Sponge Bob Squarepants doll for you in case you ‘ack up.

  259. Pride. October 1, 2008 10:10 pm

    I believe in coach Mack and his staff. I believe that they will be able to right the ship. Contrary to what a lot of other fans believed, I thought that the Warriors played a much improved ballgame from the one that they played in Corvalis. The team is like a family, and it is Coach Mack’s family. I never question the decisions that a father makes for the affairs of his own family. I know that there are some fans who believe that we have the right to question because as taxpayers we pay Coach’s salary. Not me. I say that there is no one out there that wants to win more than the coaches and players. Yes we are all diehard fans, but thecoaches and players are the ones that put in the hours and the sweat. Believe me, they want to win badly. And they will. They need to continue what they are doing on defense, and bring that special teams units around, and they will be fine.

  260. Da Punchbowl Kid October 1, 2008 10:19 pm

    Byootiful, baybee, byootiful. Agreed. Nuff said.

    You shouldn’t sass your elders like that. Even more importantly, you shouldn’t believe everything you read here…

  261. jm2375 October 1, 2008 10:28 pm

    Kekoa – I’d really like to join da ohana on OCT 10th, but I won’t know till late next week, so we’ll see.

  262. koakane™ October 1, 2008 10:35 pm

    dear pride

    I accept you apology for being a poor card player and an inept partner. This was obvious when I tuned you in the bean bag game. But having a big heart took pity on you and conceded to be your card partnah which was my bad. Next time you can play d1 at backgammon because at farrington he probably was in the bathroom shooting dice instead of going classes anyway.

    your in christ

  263. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 1, 2008 10:36 pm

    I’m tahrd… spent the evening trying to set up my iMac with EyeTV. Have to take the s-video cable back and replace it with a regular RCA cable to get it to work on channel 2 of the Dish dvr.

    But it works.
    Cool beans.

    So, Mrs. A-House, mahalo for your words about alcohol. I’m grateful to xs-homey who took my shot so I could have a glass; and who brings N/A brews to the T-gates so we can enjoy a biru w/o the alcohol.

    Coach Mack, if you are still peeking around, WE BELIEVE! You are THE MAN, THE COACH we WANT and NEED.

    You are thinking of the present and the FUTURE of ths team and the futures of the kids that make it up. KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING!


  264. SteveM October 1, 2008 10:48 pm

    So LizKauai, you now have an alternating computer and 24″ LCD TV too…

    I remember the days when 19″ tube TVs were the norm and we sat back 8 feet away from them 🙂

  265. SteveM October 1, 2008 10:58 pm

    Hey pride. — I’ll be your card partner at the next Tsaiko-Gate. I think I remember how to play “trumps” …but I’m an old double-deck pinochle player so please be patient… 🙂

  266. jm2375 October 1, 2008 10:58 pm

    OK, my head is about to hit da keyboard. See ya tomorrow. Hasta manana. Oyasumina-tsai.


  267. las vegas October 1, 2008 11:34 pm

    Bitter melon and sliced pork sauteed in garlic and simmered in
    black bean sauce
    Cucumber tsukemono
    Spam fried in hot chili/sesame oil
    Alaskan salmon broiled in Hawaiian salt
    White rice

    Dinner at the LV household tonite

  268. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 1, 2008 11:42 pm

    mmm. wish I was having dinner at hale las vegas tonight… Especially the bitter melon garlic black bean part…

    So- I just uploaded the Hawaii 5-0 video- even with the low res, you can see the SJSU players taunting the Warriors as they took the field. The coaches and zebras kept the teams apart… tsk tsk…

  269. las vegas October 1, 2008 11:45 pm

    Hawaiian salt courtesy of LizKauai

    Best answer to being taunted? Just win! ……… year.

  270. J October 1, 2008 11:53 pm

    Hmm…the ground just moved…

  271. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 2, 2008 12:08 am

    J- having quakes?

  272. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 2, 2008 12:12 am

    map 0.8 2008/10/02 02:50:23 37.678N 115.908W 0.0 24 km (15 mi) W of Tempiute, NV
    map 1.9 2008/10/02 02:43:57 34.091N 116.973W 16.6 8 km ( 5 mi) NE of Yucaipa, CA
    MAP 4.1 2008/10/02 02:41:49 34.086N 116.967W 11.1 8 km ( 5 mi) NE of Yucaipa, CA

  273. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 2, 2008 12:15 am

    Nitey Nite!

  274. J October 2, 2008 12:16 am


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