Warriors arrive

The Warriors just arrived at the hotel in San Jose.

Greg Salas was running in the halls. I think he’s going to be OK.


COMMENTS

  1. diesel November 19, 2009 6:21 am

    rounders is a good flick.


  2. chopsueyboy November 19, 2009 6:30 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!
    Skies are clearing up around Ala Moana Park


  3. Stephen Tsai November 19, 2009 6:31 am

    We’re in a great hotel … lobby.
    We can’t check in for another 4 hours.


  4. Stephen Tsai November 19, 2009 6:32 am

    Nice day in San Jose.
    I think it’s 65 degrees.


  5. bighilofan2 November 19, 2009 6:38 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    reposting this from last blog:

    RainbowCliff,

    Howzit o fine Master of the hardcourt even in your twilight years. ha ha.
    You still got the talent, the keen eye for detail and the motivation to help
    develop the youth of your neighborhood. Good for You!

    speaking of what you see at the MECCA everyday, but you cannot
    speak to those speedy/hefty buggaz about Warriors because maybe a NCAA violation, may I ask you if you get Tony Tuioti’s email address? because sir, if you knew Tony’s email, and you knew the names of the ballers/speedy’s high school advisers, or whatever they callz the high school hookups in South Central, Tony could get a jump on his planning schedule. at least the ball would be in coaches’ court.

    da reason I’m saying is because we could use the help in spotting talent
    for da kine dat like play speedy kine. our coaches are looking at Rivals and stuffs. mo betta we use help from a Genius like you!


  6. PONO November 19, 2009 6:40 am

    ST,
    Where is the get together spot the night before the game? Hukilaus?


  7. mctruck November 19, 2009 6:40 am

    At this point of the season, I bet you if UH sat Moniz and Salas so they can heal up, someone else will step up to the challenge??

    yeah…top ten!!!


  8. Stephen Tsai November 19, 2009 6:47 am

    Hukilau is where most folks are heading tomorrow night.
    Me, Stretch, Powderpuff and (hopefully) Rich2176 are going to head to wine country.


  9. bighilofan2 November 19, 2009 6:53 am

    Coaches,

    just got this video, taken of Tahitian mens crew last year. slow mo, regular speed, different angles, totals 26 minutes. also got this Flip video camera. so the idea is: put the Tahitian video in the tv, take a 15 second shot of the Tahitian video on TV using the Flip, the side angle view of the Tahitians, then take a 15 second shot of the kids from the same side view as they practice in the river, then take another 15 second clip of the Tahitians on the tv using the side angle, then take another 15 second shot of the kids from the side angle in the river. then load the Flip video into the computer and send the one minute video clip to the kids’ email addys so they can see themselves, and to the canoe world for the motivation factor. that way the kids get to compare themselves to the best. technique. speed. form….

    of course, always going get odda coaches and players who no like the idea because (list the reason)

    i’m thinking, maybe thats why a coupla posters here are thinking when they say we’re sinking. but we gots Aranda. and dat bugga is a hard worker. he’s young enough to still have fire and hope for a bright future. doesn’t look like a negativist, no sir he does not! he just needs the right teachers.


  10. LizKauai (iPhone) November 19, 2009 7:04 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!


  11. haka November 19, 2009 7:10 am

    Go Warriors!
    Go Warriors!
    Go Warriors!


  12. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 19, 2009 7:32 am

    So far, checks totaling $170 from the from the T-Gate HI-5 redemption fee proceeds have been sent to Na Koa, Hawaii High School Athletic Association, Dave Shoji’s Serving Up 1000 Fund, Dole Middle School’s Cross-Country Program, and Pacifc Islands Athletic Alliance.

    Mahalo to all of you who contributed.

    The beneficiaries of the last two T-Gates will be the summer school scholarship funds for men’s and women’s sports other than football & volleyball.

    bhf2 – don’t forget to call me. I’ll be out of the Stadium Authority meeting around 12:30 pm and will be free to talk until 2 pm and again after 3 pm.


  13. Kekoa November 19, 2009 7:46 am

    W/Doc ~ Please remind the stadium authority (and I use that term very loosely) to get the position of the Flag right!


  14. djmitcho November 19, 2009 7:53 am

    Good Morning All! Hope everyone has a good one today.


  15. Kekoa November 19, 2009 7:56 am

    For AD, our Aussie punter ~ There is a strong interest by the medical community to ban football helmets because of the increase in concussion injuries across the fruited plains.

    One of the strongest arguments for banning helmets comes from the Australian Football League. While it’s a similarly rough game, the AFL never added any of the body armor Americans wear. When comparing AFL research studies and official NFL injury reports, AFL players appear to get hurt more often on the whole with things like shoulder injuries and tweaked knees. But when it comes to head injuries, the helmeted NFL players are about 25 percent more likely to sustain one.

    Oy! Oy! Oy!


  16. Calvin from Kona November 19, 2009 8:04 am

    I’m back! Been away from the blog way too long. Boss isn’t in today so I can blog a little.


  17. koakane™ November 19, 2009 8:05 am

    good morning, just two more days till game time

    go warriors


  18. al November 19, 2009 8:05 am

    i wonder how many recruits will be attending the game this saturday?


  19. Calvin from Kona November 19, 2009 8:06 am

    HOw you doing Kekoa?


  20. Calvin from Kona November 19, 2009 8:07 am

    So you’re saying we have a chance?!


  21. Da Punchbowl Kid November 19, 2009 8:12 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂


  22. Kekoa November 19, 2009 8:20 am

    ST ~ You made it sound like Brashton was going to Alcatraz for something more than a visit! Is there a sequel to “The Rock” in the making?


  23. Kekoa November 19, 2009 8:23 am

    Eh Howzit Calvin?! Will you be in town this weekend for a Tsaiko Tv-gate?


  24. Calvin from Kona November 19, 2009 8:25 am

    good morning DPK


  25. Maverick November 19, 2009 8:28 am

    Need to take tour of the Winchester mansion while in San Jose land..


  26. Maverick November 19, 2009 8:28 am

    …Then do Alcatraz at Night.
    Double whammy for a good scare


  27. Kekoa November 19, 2009 8:29 am

    Good Morning DPK!

    Are you anticipating a high level chess match betwixt Tomey & Mack? Somewhere in between the head games, I think they may even get around to playing some fb!


  28. al November 19, 2009 8:35 am

    did you know it is 315 miles from eureka to san jose and would take about six hours on the scenic us101?


  29. al November 19, 2009 8:36 am

    #27…is that possible?


  30. 808Chef November 19, 2009 8:37 am

    Where are you guys staying and/or practicing? Stephen? Tsaiko master?

    Let the festivities begin ya’ll!!!! Cheeeehoooo from SJ yo!!


  31. postmanke November 19, 2009 8:39 am

    on my way.. to the bay!


  32. Kekoa November 19, 2009 8:40 am

    Maverick ~ Alcatraz used to close in the late afternoon because the only electricty on island was in the shop. Must be drawing more visitors and selling cheaply made-in-china flashlights for $19.95.

    Winchester House is another creepy place! That ghost lady is still wandering around that house with her endless plans to build more rooms.


  33. postmanke November 19, 2009 8:43 am

    I never have any luck going to Alcatraz on the same day.. seems like they sell out days in advanced every time i’m there…


  34. Da Punchbowl Kid November 19, 2009 8:53 am

    # Kekoa:
    November 19th, 2009 at 8:29 am

    Good Morning DPK!

    Are you anticipating a high level chess match betwixt Tomey & Mack? Somewhere in between the head games, I think they may even get around to playing some fb!
    __________________________________________________________

    Howzit Kekoa! Hey Calvin!

    Kekoa-san,

    The trickeration and counter-trickeration should be in full bloom up there midst the wine country. Some even suggest that the Silver Fox, Dick Tomey, announced his retirement early just to get the psychological jump on the Warriors. That’s just the opening salvo I am sure. Closed practices were a good move by Mack. This will be a fun game to watch. I see the Warriors winning a thriller, 28-24.

    Got that Pomai?


  35. Kekoa November 19, 2009 8:55 am

    Yikes! Spilt dat blue ink all ova!


  36. Da Punchbowl Kid November 19, 2009 8:58 am

    # Stephen Tsai:
    November 19th, 2009 at 6:47 am

    Hukilau is where most folks are heading tomorrow night.
    Me, Stretch, Powderpuff and (hopefully) Rich2176 are going to head to wine country.
    ____________________________________________________________

    All the makings of a smash hit movie comedy, and definitely not the romantic kind! The opening scenes could be the 20 car freeway pile-up that occurs when you try, ala Keystone Cops, to hook up with Rich.


  37. mouthwash November 19, 2009 8:59 am

    YEAHHHHH Top 38th!!!!!!!!


  38. SteveM November 19, 2009 9:02 am

    Good morning everyone!

    …hate those redeye flights if I have to check into a hotel. This has influenced my Las Vegas reservations since the 80’s. 😐

    Al — re: #28. I thought it only takes under 4 hours if you keep up with the traffic…


  39. madeinhawaii November 19, 2009 9:02 am

    DPK,

    Has San Jose State scored 24 points against an opponent this season?


  40. madeinhawaii November 19, 2009 9:04 am

    I think it will be more like 21 (+ two missed FG attempts) for UH and 9… (three FGs by SJSU which they will take as a moral victory and morale booster).


  41. madeinhawaii November 19, 2009 9:08 am

    Al,

    Gotta agree with SteveM. Only takes 4 to 4.5 hours in real time. Dunno about Scenic route, though… at 75+ mph. LA to SF, though.. now that’s 8 hours give or take an hour due to rush hour traffic, fog or rain.


  42. SteveM November 19, 2009 9:10 am

    The core Tsai-ko “Road Warriors” going to San Jose are listed at…

    http://home.roadrunner.com/~smurashi/tsai-kos/away09.html

    I’ll update the page through Friday night if people post or email their plans. Bay area Tsai-kos and those in the area should note the Cattle Call with brew808 and Garret on Sunday too.


  43. madeinhawaii November 19, 2009 9:11 am

    Dick Tomey announcing his retirement before the game… think that will bring the SJSU fans out to see the game? Or will they be more UH fans, like always?


  44. LizKauai November 19, 2009 9:14 am

    #37 having that Sideways feeling, is it?


  45. Slugger November 19, 2009 9:14 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    ST, PP, Stretch, Rich ~

    Have a great time tomorrow going up to wine country. Who’s your DD? 😀

    Hope Royce is truly 100%. Don’t want him re-injuring that leg. Get well, Warriors!

    GO WARRIORS!!!


  46. LizKauai November 19, 2009 9:15 am

    Hey ST- you missed the So You Think You Can Dance performance in San Jose last night! – think “Paula”…. 😆

    hiho!


  47. d1島 November 19, 2009 9:24 am

    Hmmm…different coaches, different philosophies.

    20 minute shorter practices in Manoa to keep fresher legs? Didn’t Mack say that every game is like a playoff game now?

    Talked to #2 son last night at about 8:30 their time. They are prepping for playoffs. He said they had just got off the practice field and were heading into meetings…

    …then he had to do homework!


  48. madeinhawaii November 19, 2009 9:28 am

    DPK…

    The only time this season that SJSU scored 24 or more points was when they got 25 points against Idaho. Sadly, they still lost that game, too.


  49. Slugger November 19, 2009 9:28 am

    #28 ~ al, they aren’t going to Eureka… San Jose to Napa via 680 is only 1.5 hours. It’s not the scenic route though.


  50. Pomai November 19, 2009 9:30 am

    d1 good luck to #2 son. Travel safe!!!!


  51. Da Punchbowl Kid November 19, 2009 9:39 am

    mih-
    We’re giving them a boost due to the beloved Coach’s retirement. Besides, I never get the score right anyway, so why not make it a thriller?


  52. Calvin from Kona November 19, 2009 9:39 am

    In Honolulu this weekend. Pretty much live here now. Weighing options on where to watch game. Warriors haven’t won whenever I watch at Champions so I might need to change that


  53. Da Punchbowl Kid November 19, 2009 9:41 am

    # LizKauai:
    November 19th, 2009 at 9:14 am

    #37 having that Sideways feeling, is it?
    _______________________________________________________-

    Sideways, Wine Country and the episode of Conan O’Brian when he did Wine Country. 😆


  54. SailorBlue November 19, 2009 9:41 am

    Kekoa ~ glad you enjoyed dinner. Fuud was very good. Think the new chef is working out great. And as always, good friendship and conversation.

    You coming to Genji’s Saturday? Or you doing Nancy’s?


  55. 808Chef November 19, 2009 9:44 am

    Too bad they’re going allaway up to Napa. There’s some very good wineries here in the south bay and are a lot closer with some great wine. There’s the:

    – Mountain Winery in Saratoga. It’s perched on the top of the mountain with a great view of the south bay.
    – Cinnabar Winery in Saratoga
    – Wente Vineyards in Livermore

    Either way…same outcome. A ole great time out!


  56. madeinhawaii November 19, 2009 9:49 am

    DPK,

    I hear ya… but on the road.. I’d rather we beat them silly in points and keep our thriller as a contest of who can make more FG’s in the game.


  57. madeinhawaii November 19, 2009 9:55 am

    Anybody know if SJSU is laden with senior starters? If so, they will play their hearts out for the coach.


  58. SteveM November 19, 2009 9:59 am

    Slugger:
    November 19th, 2009 at 9:28 am
    #28 ~ al, they aren’t going to Eureka… San Jose to Napa via 680 is only 1.5 hours. It’s not the scenic route though.

    Could be…depending on who’s driving and who’s naviguessing. 🙂 Having a GPS takes all the fun out….

    …and the last time I was there, I got lost inside the valley. 🙁


  59. Da Punchbowl Kid November 19, 2009 9:59 am

    I just want us to win out, thriller or no thriller… 😆


  60. Da Punchbowl Kid November 19, 2009 10:00 am

    Win three and the bowl against JJ would be nice.


  61. al November 19, 2009 10:02 am

    slugger, slugger, slugger….are you trying to be the new gigi?

    there is a subliminal message buried between the lines of post #28. i see you did not get it, nor did anyone else.

    possibly though, letsgowarriors aka letsgobows may have picked up on it.


  62. madeinhawaii November 19, 2009 10:02 am

    DPK,

    Win this and each subsequent win will be like a bowl game. I can see the crowds flocking to Navy and Wisconsin if they keep winning. I got my fingers crossed and been knocking on koa every day.


  63. Pomai November 19, 2009 10:03 am

    #53 & 55, we will be watching the game at

    Lisa’s House @ 3250 Ualena St. Offering karaoke, darts, pool and ono food, plus live music every Friday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.-midnight. There are happy hour specials from a large and varied menu on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, too, on both drinks and food. Some unusual menu items include Pesto Steak, Portabella Fries and Tempura Poke. And of course UH football


  64. madeinhawaii November 19, 2009 10:03 am

    You think Mac fans might show up, Al? Possible Aloha High School standouts?


  65. al November 19, 2009 10:03 am

    slugger because i like you….here’s a hint. read post #18.

    no beck’s for you.


  66. J November 19, 2009 10:04 am

    I go to Napa for the food…


  67. madeinhawaii November 19, 2009 10:05 am

    I go to Napa for auto parts.


  68. Da Punchbowl Kid November 19, 2009 10:07 am

    I like to take a Napa every day if I can… 😆


  69. madeinhawaii November 19, 2009 10:08 am

    On the other hand… “Sonoma” is what I am sometimes tempted to call my son… followed by some less than flattering noun that I’ve had occasion to affixed to my ex-wife.


  70. madeinhawaii November 19, 2009 10:10 am

    And “U.C.Davis” is a question that Jim Leahey occasionally asks during basketball season.


  71. al November 19, 2009 10:24 am

    speaking about the bowl….not the tsaimin bowl.

    it looks like smu will be the conference usa representative.

    it will take a miracle for us to get in this bowl experience. but, who knows.

    if the miracle doesn’t happen, i wouldn’t mind having nevada and kapernick up against our former head coach and staff. that could fill some seats yah?

    that would light up the scoreboard.


  72. chopsueyboy November 19, 2009 10:24 am

    Pomai

    Does Lisa’s House still do pork chops?


  73. Pomai November 19, 2009 10:49 am

    chopsueyboy I don’t know, never been to the place, the one an only Koakane set this up, so if no good den can blame him LOL


  74. d1島 November 19, 2009 10:59 am

    ….looking forward to the report of the “In ‘n Out”s of the road trip so far….grilled onions, please!


  75. d1島 November 19, 2009 11:01 am

    Pomai,

    Actually, I think it was C rM’s suggestion for the venue this week. I won’t be there but, regardless, I wouldn’t be the first in line to blame him for anything! 😆


  76. Ralph November 19, 2009 11:08 am

    Fresh legs! if coach Mack wants his players to have “fresh legs’ he should have rotated his players like he said he would.


  77. SteveM November 19, 2009 11:10 am

    Pomai:
    November 19th, 2009 at 10:49 am
    chopsueyboy I don’t know, never been to the place, the one an only Koakane set this up, so if no good den can blame him LOL

    Might be a great place, plus 98.75% likely they serve beer by the pitcher if chosen by Koakane. 🙂

    Locations like this, if large enough, might be a good venue for an indoor “tailgate” if we can’t get into Richardson Field. Just need a bus to/from the stadium… 🙄


  78. LizKauai November 19, 2009 11:12 am

    #72 – Miracles are good. Hard work, determination and BELIEVE spirit make Miracles!

    GO WARRIORS!!!


  79. Jun Tao November 19, 2009 11:22 am

    I still don’t get it. Why would you put somebody like Kealoha Pilares on the outside when the coaches say “we need to get him the ball so that he could run in space”? They need to utilize him in a better way. This is one guy that (in a good way) could take a load off of Salas’ back.


  80. Slugger November 19, 2009 11:35 am

    al,

    #62 ~ “I see”, said the blind man!

    I don’t drink Beck’s; gave up beeru in 1971. Maybe Guiness once in a great while, since I consider it food…

    I used to commute home on my 4 day weekends from SF to Mendocino County when I worked in the City. Stopping in Willits at the health food store, or going through Napa for lunch occasionally. I drove that route through Santa Rosa going north almost every weekend for a year. My mind was in that track… Miss the Bay Area.


  81. Slugger November 19, 2009 11:43 am

    #77 ~ ralph,

    If we’re rotating players in who don’t have as much game time experience, you may not win the game. Check out the last Utah St. touchdown. I wondered why it looked like Utah St. was just marching the ball down the field. Thanks to Oldie, I got to review that series and Jim L. or Russ Y. mentioned that we were playing a mix of starters and 2nd stringers at that point. If you want to win the game, you’re going to play your starters until you have a comfortable lead. It’s a Catch-22: the 2nd string needs to get game reps, but do you want to win the game?


  82. al November 19, 2009 11:43 am

    yah me too.

    i really miss s’coma’s on the wharf.

    http://www.scomas.com/


  83. al November 19, 2009 11:45 am

    oh yah tsai…
    gilroy’s outlet mall nice place to burn a few coins. ever wonder why they placed the outlet mall in the middle of all that garlic???

    make sure you order the 4 x 4 animal style w/extra large fries.


  84. al November 19, 2009 11:47 am

    #82…true


  85. 808Chef November 19, 2009 12:04 pm

    nice al!

    i’m more of a 4×4 spread only, extra large fries, extra large ice tea with lemon, and large vanilla shake.

    gilroy outlets is cool…rather go to great mall though. closer and pretty much the same stores. the only reason i go to gilroy is the sony outlet.


  86. chawan_cut November 19, 2009 12:07 pm

    anyone know who to contact at UH to find out about where the other sports’ desktop wallpaper schedules are?
    if we can’t afford to print out schedule posters, couldn’t we at least get the FREE computer desktop wallpaper on time?


  87. LizKauai November 19, 2009 12:13 pm

    Mr. Cut- I’d contact JD’s office about the wallpaper.


  88. Slugger November 19, 2009 12:14 pm

    Chawan_cut,

    Start with Derek Inouchi; he could probably point you to the right person.


  89. A-House November 19, 2009 12:19 pm

    I would like to see Coach Mack’s staff rotate players all the time, like many other schools including the PROS, that will give the #2 players much needed game experience without hurting your chances of losing the game. Noticed Boise St subing 3-5 players on the Oline constantly.

    All it takes is good planning, organizing, distribution, supervising, and receiving feed back from the players throughout the game and post game.

    Ever notice how the starting WRs and RBs on many teams come off the field after a long route and going back after one or two plays. Keeps everybody fresh and allows for game experience. UH, on the other hand, will keep them in until they are POOPED.


  90. LizKauai November 19, 2009 12:21 pm

    Hugs to my friend Claudia – who came to T-gates when we were up at Richardson- her dear mom just passed away.


  91. al November 19, 2009 12:24 pm

    ahouse…no forget it also takes recruiting!


  92. Palolo November 19, 2009 12:28 pm

    If you have a chance to see a Warrior football practice they have a fourth of the team on one knee. Maybe their legs are falling asleep from watching the starters and scout team going at it.


  93. al November 19, 2009 12:28 pm

    808chef….i’ve had the 4×4 but once. i have a hard time gripping that bugga with my jaws. 3×3 is more my size gotta save room for those fresh cut fries you know.

    and thanks for reminding me of that vanilla shake, slurp!

    ah so many great food places in the bay area. there’s a greek affair in palo alto that is awesome but for the life of me i can’t recall the name. they have this fried octopus salad that is to die for.


  94. Pomai November 19, 2009 12:41 pm

    d1 I agree yikes.


  95. RedZone November 19, 2009 12:42 pm

    Practice time is precious. I don’t know about shortening it by 20 minutes. You could always use the time to develop younger players.


  96. Jun Tao November 19, 2009 12:44 pm

    @ #90

    Boise St. does that because they have specific packages for certain players. For instance, a screen play may require quicker guards who can run out faster. Those players might not be starters but they get in the game if that play is called. Like wise for other plays.

    In a way that is a great idea because those players can focus on a “set” amount of plays and not have to worry about anything else. The down side is you limit those players in what they can learn.

    But I guess it works for them.


  97. Stephen Tsai November 19, 2009 12:56 pm

    We’re staying in downtown San Jose.
    It’s a great day.
    By the way, Leila reports that Salas did some running, but did not participate in team drills.
    Moniz was suited up, but he didn’t make any throws in team drills.


  98. 808Chef November 19, 2009 1:01 pm

    howzit stephen!

    glad you guys enjoying the 408. you probably cannot say where the boys are practicing huh? dang…it’s all good.

    have fun and hopefully i see you saturday at the tailgate.


  99. d1島 November 19, 2009 1:10 pm

    Wun hunnard!


  100. d1島 November 19, 2009 1:13 pm

    Good news about Moniz and Salas.


  101. Kazz November 19, 2009 1:33 pm

    Fresh legs eh? I like the confidence that Coach Dana has in her ladies. In today’s Advertiser, there was a good description of what Coach Dana did to keep the intensity up on her team. She played deep into the bench with 11 girls and each “shift” was about 4 minutes of high intensity play, then they’d “change out” for the next batch of “fresh legs”.

    Of course basketball is NOT football…


  102. kama krab November 19, 2009 1:44 pm

    Howzit Everybody,

    I would also like to see us rotate a whole lot more. Just from watching the team mature throughout this season, it does look like we do have some playmakers within the second team. Especially in our receiving corps, running backs, and our defense.

    I feel that now that we are getting somewhat healthy on the defensive side, we can sub in and out with regularity. With the emergance of guy like Lewis Walker and Kawika Ornellas we have about 5 solid db’s that we can rotate.

    Well this is just my opinion but if the coaches really wanted to rotate more they definitely could.


  103. Old Diver November 19, 2009 1:46 pm

    Regarding # 90

    I agree that despite the lip service about rotating receivers during the game the coaches aren’t doing it. The excuse appears to be that the second stringers aren’t cutting it at practice. Problem is that it’s clear Jon Mederios should have been starting all along but was beat out at practice. Tough to find gamers if you don’t let them play.


  104. HiFlyer November 19, 2009 1:48 pm

    SteveM – contact BG or Koakane for the latest on the Navy tgate.


  105. kama krab November 19, 2009 1:53 pm

    I must say this though,

    I am very happy that a guy like John Medeiros is getting alot of playing time. He has shown that he can catch the ball and make big play’s. If the coaches had decided to rotate players more often I feel that a guy like John Medeiros would definitely be making a big time name for himself as a solid possession receiver.

    Well I am just happy that he is getting his chance now.


  106. kama krab November 19, 2009 1:55 pm

    Eh Old Diver,

    You beat me to the punch in #104.


  107. Kekoa November 19, 2009 1:56 pm

    SailorBlue & Calvin from Kona ~

    Here’s the 411 on where we will be for the TV-Gate. It’s located near Byron’s Drive Inn near the Hnl airport:

    http://www.808dartsrus.com/Bars/Lisa_house.htm

    Remember, we are the guest of one of HPD’s finest. We will be limited to a very small number of bar fights during the game. Thus, each of us are assigned to monitor the behavior of the Tsaikettes.


  108. madeinhawaii November 19, 2009 2:00 pm

    If Pollard is back… can we get Pilares inside again?

    I realize taht Pilares went outside because of Bradley’s injury and Pilares is football smart enough to fill in the gap. But we may need his skills inside for the next three weeks.


  109. kama krab November 19, 2009 2:01 pm

    Since where on the subject,

    I would also like to see guy’s like Dustin Blount, Joe Avery, and Ryan Henry get some touches too.

    I am happy the Royce Pollard has also got his chance and has shown that he can do it but I think the guy that has been lost in the JC recruiting of 2008 is Mike Tinoco. He came in with some hype also but has not got his sniff of playing time.

    I guess you can say that there is alot of talent in the receiving corps but not enough balls to go around.

    Well I guess that’s a good problem to have especially with all the injuries that have been happening.


  110. Old Diver November 19, 2009 2:08 pm

    kama krab,

    I didn’t beat you to the punch, a whole lot of us have been feeling this way all at the same time, heh.


  111. Derek November 19, 2009 2:10 pm

    Hard to Believe, but….
    1) USC beat Ohio St., but OSU is going to the Rose Bowl and USC is not. As it turned out, USC is overrated….so is Oklahoma and V-Tech.
    2) If Notre Dame loses their last 2 games, they will end up 6-6. If UH wins out, they will be 7-6. Hello!!!!!! Sheraton Hawaii Bowl re-match. Stranger things have happened. And, Notre Dame can do their dance again, the one that McMackin mentioned at the WAC coaches meeting.
    Dejavu all over again. For what it’s worth…I hate Notre Dame. They are so arrogant…the only team with a TV package on network television (NBC)…so rich and says they are so good that they can stay independent and keep all the money to themselves. Well, good for them for losing all those games. I hope UConn and Stanford beat the …..you know what big time.
    3) Tim Lincecum is making only $650,000. For a 2 time Cy Young winner, he is very, very, very grossly underpaid. I hope the Giants pay him what he deserves (pay for performance). Otherwise, they will lose him the minute he’s a free agent. He’ll probably leave anyway. Too bad, because the Giants are my favorite team, but their everyday lineup sucks. No offense.
    4) There’s a chance TCU will play Alabama…a Mountain West team again like Utah playing Alabama, the bad beasts of the SEC. And I hope TCU beat Alabama the same way Utah beat Bama last year in the Sugar Bowl, proving once again that a non-BCS team can whomp the big boys.
    Heck, I hope they play each for the national championship. It could happen, if, Pitt beats Cincinnati, Alabama beats Florida, and Texas loses to Texas AM or Nebraska in the Big 12 conf. championship game.


  112. madeinhawaii November 19, 2009 2:23 pm

    Problem is.. if a receiver doesn’t know the route to run, he could end up leading a defender into position for an easy interception. Can’t play a receiver who doesn’t know his routes well enough.


  113. kama krab November 19, 2009 2:38 pm

    madeinhawaii,

    I totally agree with what you are saying in #113. The only thing that bothers me is that guys like John Medeiros and Royce Pollard have shown that we have some talented second teamers but they would not have seen the feild without all these injuires. Even a guy like Avery would not have gotten time without Royce Pollard getting hurt.

    The only way they will learn is by getting the playing time and the only way the coaches will know if the player can play is if they get playing time.


  114. d1島 November 19, 2009 2:39 pm

    mih,

    Exactly. QB and receivers need to be on the same page in most offenses; in the RnS, they better be on the same paragraph, sentence and punctuation mark!

    Have a lot of fans forgotten about the Unit Award the CB and the 4 amigos rec’d. on ’07?

    As far as continuity, UH probably would have had it last year had the next in line guy maintained his position coming out of that season.


  115. d1島 November 19, 2009 2:41 pm

    kama,

    Let ’em get PT after the team is up by 4 TD’s in 4th.


  116. d1島 November 19, 2009 2:42 pm

    Eh, did Oprah give her back-up camera time before 2011? 😆


  117. Old Diver November 19, 2009 2:51 pm

    I guess the question is, is it only possible to have 4 receivers on the same page as the quarterback per season, which could mean disaster next season, or can we incorporate up to 10 receivers who are in sync with the quarterback. I really believe this is an issue because Ron Lee said before the season that we have 10 receivers who can play. If Ron said we are only blessed with 4 receivers who can catch the ball this discussion would not be taking place.


  118. A-House November 19, 2009 2:51 pm

    al:

    I agree that recruiting helps, BUT putting players for one or two plays should not be that dangerous for the team.

    If it does, then Coach Mack needs to rethink the “automatic” rollover of scholarships. It would be difficult to swallow, but————-.


  119. d1島 November 19, 2009 2:52 pm

    Old Diver,

    10 can play; I’m OK if they play only 4 who can WIN!


  120. d1島 November 19, 2009 3:00 pm

    Michael, may I remind you that there is no “i” in “team”.

    But there is in “win”.


  121. A-House November 19, 2009 3:01 pm

    d1:

    safe and successful trip this weekend – stay dry and warm!


  122. d1島 November 19, 2009 3:03 pm

    A-house,

    Thanks.

    (I guess that means you like me leave now! 😆 )


  123. sportsbow November 19, 2009 3:04 pm

    HAWAII @ UCLA women’s basketball today at 5:00pm!

    You can watch today’s game here.
    LINK: http://all-access.cbssports.com/player.html?code=ucla&media=143564

    1) Click on to “LIVE EVENTS”

    2) Click “WATCH” FOR WOMEN’S BASKETBALL – UCLA vs HAWAII


  124. Old Diver November 19, 2009 3:05 pm

    Morale is a big factor in any teams success. Believe me, playing really helps morale. Also, not developing players for the future will insure ” not winning “.


  125. chopsueyboy November 19, 2009 3:09 pm

    Agree receivers need to be rotated.
    Leave the opponents db’s gasping for air while we continue to rotate
    with fresh bodies. 2nd – 3rd string keep running them long and hard
    and help get the db’s out of the way. No pass thrown their way,
    no interception risk.


  126. d1島 November 19, 2009 3:16 pm

    I gladly pay my Premium Seat Contribution along with my season ticket fees for the chance to watch the best that the team has to offer and the 100% opportunity to win every game. If I get a rebate for watching 2nd and 3rd stringers play when the game is still in balance, then maybe I’m okay with them playing.

    I would guess that morale was pretty d*mn good when the team was 12-0 and the 4 starters were playing as much as they were.


  127. d1島 November 19, 2009 3:18 pm

    …OK gotta start packing.

    GO WARRIORS!
    GO WILDCATS X 2!


  128. LizKauai November 19, 2009 3:29 pm

    Condolences to merv and the Georgia Bulldogs- Mascot UgaVII died suddenly – http://www.cbsatlanta.com/news/21667665/detail.html

    d1- #127 – total agreement.
    Pack for wamth – Go Wildcats!


  129. madeinhawaii November 19, 2009 4:01 pm

    Hmm… problem is.. Greg went down before they could rotate receivers. They needed receivers that ran the patterns the way they are supposed to be run so that the back-up QB who was #4 wouldn’t get too confused or lose his confidence when receivers ran the wrong way.

    Then Bradley went down and … didn’t they try Avery there for a spell? Pollard? others before settling on Pilares?


  130. Garret November 19, 2009 4:12 pm

    This article predicts where each WAC team will play:

    Boise State (No. 6 in the BCS) will win the rest of its games and enter a BCS game as an at-large bid because automatic-qualifying schools like USC keep losing.

    Idaho is going to the Humanitarian Bowl because the game is in Boise and the Vandals don’t have a large fan base that’s guaranteed to travel outside the state. So you keep the team, which hasn’t been to a bowl since ’98, in-state.

    Nevada, which hosted Hawaii in Reno during the regular season, will be sent to the Hawaii Bowl after losing to Boise in Boise on Nov. 27.

    That leaves Fresno State headed back to the N.M. Bowl because no other WAC team will be bowl eligible.


  131. Da Punchbowl Kid November 19, 2009 4:13 pm

    d1島:
    November 19th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    mih,

    Exactly. QB and receivers need to be on the same page in most offenses; in the RnS, they better be on the same paragraph, sentence and punctuation mark!

    ____________________________________________________________

    Hot Dayum! Brilliant!!


  132. Ralph November 19, 2009 4:15 pm

    last year the coaches excuse for a 7-7 season, we had a lot of people to replace on the offense. This season excuse we have a lot of people to replace on the defense. Well, if the coaches don’t play anyone else but the first string except at times of injury, then of course, after each graduating class the team has to rebuild slowly. Teams that reload are not reloading with people who have not played much, and those that do, usually have highly recruited players to step in, UH doesn’t have that luxury. UH needs to build depth, and the 2 or 3 deep needs some reps during the season. PT doesn’t mean continues series of downs or quarters, just give them some snaps to get the feel of the speed of the game and a means of measuring where they are at in their progression of learning their position. Mental reps won’t improve the OL, got to get into the game and get physical.


  133. garret November 19, 2009 4:27 pm

    The Deseret News has an interesting article about what the MWC should do and what they probably will do to expand their conference.

    There’s been a lot of talk lately about expanding the Mountain West Conference to include Boise State or perhaps BSU and two other schools to make a 12-team conference with two divisions.

    I’ve got another idea. Instead of expanding, how about contracting the conference and switching a few schools in and out?

    Utah, BYU, TCU, Houston, Boise State, Air Force, UNLV and San Diego State would make a solid eight-school league. Even if UNLV and San Diego State never get much better in football, both are solid basketball schools that would make up for having Air Force and TCU, two non-powers in basketball, in the league.

    The advantages to such a league would be many.

    The league would have a much better chance to join the other six BCS conferences by adding a couple of strong football schools and getting rid of some of the deadwood.

    With eight teams, each school would receive a bigger share of BCS and NCAA Tournament money.

    The travel partners would line up pretty well with BYU-Utah, UNLV-San Diego State and TCU-Houston with only the Boise State-Air Force partnership not being geographically convenient. Having travel partners would save a bunch of money by eliminating all of the single-game trips in every sport but football.

    But what about New Mexico, Colorado State and Wyoming, you say?

    Sure, we’d feel bad for those three schools. But tell me what those three bring to the league football-wise or basketball-wise.


  134. garret November 19, 2009 4:29 pm

    But since kicking 3 teams out of the conference will be hard, the reporter thinks they will do this:

    As good as it sounds, it would be hard to do. How do you tell three of your fellow conference members to take a hike?

    It’s not like you can kick teams out, even though that’s basically what happened in 1998 when the Mountain West Conference was formed when eight schools broke away from the unwieldly 16-team WAC.

    Because money is the so important for collegiate programs these days, I think the MWC is going to do something in the next year or two.

    The obvious change is to grab Boise and make a 10-team league. If the MWC does go to 12, I would add is Nevada with its solid basketball program and an up-and-coming football program. For the 12th team, you’d have to look east and try to get either Houston or Tulsa, which has a solid athletic program.

    That would give you a 12-team league with a natural division split with logical travel partners in BYU-Utah, Boise State-Nevada, UNLV-San Diego State in the West Division and TCU-Houston/Tulsa, Wyoming-Colorado State and Air Force-New Mexico in the East.

    If eight isn’t possible, then the MWC should go to 10 or 12. The sooner the better.


  135. madeinhawaii November 19, 2009 4:59 pm

    Ralph,

    Thing is… the guys that got injured and needed to be relieved were the last people that I think anyone expected to be out. So suddenly your second stringers are your first stringers, and you have really no third stringers cause you could only recruit 25 of players the last time around and had to do a last minute shotgun approach to recruiting offensive players the season before. Most of your last 25 are redshirts and grayshirts and only a small fraction of the previous year guys are defensive players and just getting their feet wet.

    Considering that. They’ve come a heck of a long way!

    Offensively, most of our skill players have been in the system less than two years. About half, less than a year. We already know it takes about two years to get the RnS down and internalize it so you can play instinctively. So, it’s been a roller coaster of a season. BUT not one too unexpected for all that took place the past season and an half.


  136. duffer November 19, 2009 5:00 pm

    Wahines behind 11 – 4


  137. duffer November 19, 2009 5:04 pm

    Wahine behind 16 – 7, 14 mins and change first half.


  138. duffer November 19, 2009 5:22 pm

    31 – 19 Bruins


  139. duffer November 19, 2009 5:32 pm

    35 – 21 Bruins, 3mins to the half


  140. wafan November 19, 2009 5:38 pm

    Nearly time for FlashFoward.

    See you on Aloha Friday!!!


  141. madeinhawaii November 19, 2009 5:50 pm

    28-49 Bruins on top… half time.


  142. Hawaiianbod November 19, 2009 5:51 pm

    Aloha Tsaikos

    I’d like to thank everyone for their birthday greetings yesterday! I was so honored and humble to recieve the very touching recognition. You kind folks are the BEST!

    Most importantly, THANK YOU for all your prayers, good thoughts and well-wishes pretaining to my health issues! The power of prayer is AMAZING.

    I miss you guys and can’t wait until i can fellowship with all of you once again.

    GO WARRIORS!
    GO WILDCATS (x2)


  143. duffer November 19, 2009 5:57 pm

    15 TO’s at the half, out rebound 20 -12

    49 – 28 half


  144. madeinhawaii November 19, 2009 6:56 pm

    Geeze… UCLA-Wahine game.. doubled the halftime score…


  145. A-House November 19, 2009 7:30 pm

    Duffer:

    Thanks for the WBB update.

    They may lose tonight, but can win the next game and return home with a 2 – 1 road record. That’s darn good for this team and new coaching staff.


  146. A-House November 19, 2009 7:33 pm

    Salas sprined foot still gimpy watching the news clip Chawan posted.

    Best he sit out and be ready for Navy and Wisconsin.

    If UH should lose to San Jose, no one can put the blame on Moniz and/or Salas for not playing – it’s a team effort and replacements must be ready to set in – if not, serious long look at their continued stay with UH.


  147. A-House November 19, 2009 7:34 pm

    sprined = sprained


  148. chawan_cut November 19, 2009 8:07 pm

    run greg run


  149. chawan_cut November 19, 2009 8:10 pm

    pass bryant pass
    and run bryant run
    but slide bryant slide


  150. Vika November 19, 2009 8:15 pm

    Wait…can we make the Hawaii Bowl if we only win 2 of 3 and finish 6-7? I heard it has to be win all 3 and go 7-6? I thought only 6 wins are needed for eligibility…


  151. PONO November 19, 2009 8:17 pm

    What hotel are Warriors staying at?


  152. A-House November 19, 2009 8:19 pm

    Vika:

    Hawaii plays 13 games so they must win 7 to be eligible.

    Other schools that play only 12 games are bowl eligible with a 6 & 6 record.


  153. Slugger November 19, 2009 8:22 pm

    If you have the time & interest, there’s a great film on PBS (Chan. 10 in HI) ~ PIDGIN. Da lingo of da peoples. It’s a film that was shown at the HIFF festival. Go watch!


  154. Pauoa Boy November 19, 2009 8:23 pm

    Eh so game start early afternoon then on Sat. yeah?


  155. Vika November 19, 2009 8:29 pm

    Do or die time than ehh..


  156. Garret November 19, 2009 8:39 pm

    Update on the stud RB that visited UH during the NMSU weekend. He’s going to Utah this weekend, the *second* time he’s visiting Utah (the other time was on an unofficial visit).

    Joshua Quezada is a 5-foot-11-inch, 210-pound recruit from La Habra High School who has set the field on fire, rushing for an average of 9.3 yards per carry. Although he’s not quite sure of his season tally in regards to total yards and touchdowns, one could well imagine those are astonishingly high as well.

    “I’m coming off what might be my best game of the year,” he said. “I rushed for 268 yards last week and five touchdowns and was named player of the week for my entire league for the second time this year, so that was nice.”

    “I just got back from Hawaii and this coming weekend I’m tripping to Utah,” he informed. “I’m really looking forward to my Utah trip since I liked my unofficial visit there so much. I’ve taken official visits to both BYU and now to Hawaii and I liked both of those schools a lot more after the official visits, so I’m sort of expecting the same after my official visit to Utah.”

    His visit this past weekend vaulted Hawaii up the chart of his top schools.

    “They’re right up there with Utah and BYU as one of my top schools after my visit,” he said. “I really enjoyed the trip there, the coaches, the atmosphere. It was a great time.”

    “I’m still considering all the schools that have offered me pretty equally right now,” he informed. “I like BYU a lot and what they do and I loved my visit there, but I also loved my visit to Hawaii. The disadvantage of Hawaii is that they’re so far away, but I’ll definitely consider them. I’m anxious to see Utah again and see how I feel there along with Washington and Fresno State. I know that I have to decide soon, but I’m going to take my visits and then consider what is best for me.”


  157. Garret November 19, 2009 8:40 pm

    VJ Feheko update–UH is not among the 3 schools he is considering.

    Four-star linebacker V.J Fehoko (Honolulu, Hawaii/Farrington) is having a monster senior season and has definitely shown he’s one of the elite prospects in the entire West region this year.

    Fehoko is a high-motor player and can really get after the quarterback. In just eight games this year, the athlete has 28 sacks including two games where he racked up five sacks.

    “Texas Tech, Utah and Washington are the three schools I’m looking at right now,” Fehoko said. “I haven’t set up any of the trip dates yet because we’re in the playoffs, but if it works out, I should be able to take them all in December so I can make an announcement at the Under Armour All-American game.


  158. Garret November 19, 2009 8:42 pm

    I’m glad to hear the optimistic update on Salas…hopefully he will be healthy enough to play, but if the trainers are worried they should sit him out because he will need to carry a *heavy* load against Navy and Wisconsin.


  159. Garret November 19, 2009 8:52 pm

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

    Fly paper captures insects, and a new fly paper-like device can grab cancer cells in the blood to guide cancer treatment.


  160. Garret November 19, 2009 8:53 pm

    Novel approach will determine if it is feasible to inject CO2 deep underground where it would react with rocks and remain for thousands of years. Computer simulations indicate that this should basically turn the greenhouse gas into *stone* and mitigate the impact of global warming, and now they are moving towards real-world experiments to see if this really can work.


  161. Garret November 19, 2009 8:54 pm

    Report rates New Zealand and the least-corrupt country in the world and Somalia as the world’s most corrupt country (just ahead of Afghanistan, Myanmar, Sudan, and Iraq). The US was rated 19th least corrupt country out of the 180 countries listed.


  162. Garret November 19, 2009 8:54 pm

    Arkansas policeman used a taser on a 10-year-old girl with her mother’s permission.


  163. Garret November 19, 2009 8:55 pm

    A woman left $40k of rare US coins in bags near a Catholic shrine so that the Virgin Mary could watch over her life savings while she was out of town. The shrine thought they had received a huge anonymous donation, but 6 days after the shrine found the coins the woman returned from her trip and claimed them.


  164. Garret November 19, 2009 8:55 pm

    Free play links pau for at least 4 days due to the upcoming trip to the SJSU game.


  165. Garret November 19, 2009 9:02 pm

    I really think this recruit’s story is amazing. He lived in a compound in Africa from when he was 7 to 10 years old while his parents were in the US (due to his Dad’s medical situation). Even though he was so young and living without his parents, he had to take care of kids younger than him in Africa.

    Fast forward to high school…he goes out for the football team only because he thought it was for a *soccer* tryout (since soccer is called football in Africa). He ends up the #1 recruit in Texas by this recruiting service. He also took care of things in the classroom and will graduate in December–he’ll start taking classes at UT-Austin in January.


  166. OldDiver November 19, 2009 9:04 pm

    Garret,

    In your opinion is Fresno being considered by the MWC also?


  167. Garret November 19, 2009 9:08 pm

    OldDiver,

    I’m sure that Fresno *wants* to be considered, but I’d guess that BSU, Nevada, and Houston would be more attractive to the MWC. However, they might just add BSU and consider themselves done if that gets them the BCS status.


  168. Garret November 19, 2009 9:12 pm

    If Houston goes to the MWC, that would leave an opening in C-USA…and Louisiana Tech might make sense there. I think that the WAC is a better conference than C-USA (I could be a homer on that, C-USA is probably better in basketball), but geographically C-USA would make more sense to La Tech.


  169. madeinhawaii November 19, 2009 9:21 pm

    What would happen if SJSU and NMSU decide to drop out of D1 ?


  170. madeinhawaii November 19, 2009 9:27 pm

    Okay… so BSU and Nevada gots to MWC… LaTech to C-USA… SJSU and NMSU drop football or go down to D1aa…

    What would happen to the WAC and Hawaii?


  171. Garret November 19, 2009 9:32 pm

    madeinhawaii,

    If SJSU and NMSU drop out of D1, the WAC could cease to exist unless they can steal at least 1 team away from another conference. With the uncertainty over BSU’s status, the lack of strong leadership from Karl Benson, and the lack of monetary power in the WAC, I doubt Benson would be able to find replacements.

    With the move to get all conferences to schedule nonconference games so that they finish by the end of September, I doubt that UH could go independent. So, if SJSU and NMSU dropped out of D1, the most likely result would be that soon afterwards there would be no football at UH.

    I know that I’m supposed to be all positive about everything, but this is just the reality of the situation. I am *very* worried about the funding situation at SJSU. The state of California gave all public universities at HUGE cut this fiscal year and the deficit is expected to be huge next year so more cuts are coming. The UC schools just announced a 32% increase in student fees! Even that will not be enough next year…subsidizing athletics is a touchy issue at a school like SJSU where the faculty openly want to kill the football program and have the University stop subsidizing athletics.


  172. madeinhawaii November 19, 2009 9:45 pm

    Article on Colt and how this writer thinks he would be the best bet for the Oakland Raiders.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/293911-raider-qb-twenty-tenwaffles-and-moreinsert-clever-title


  173. madeinhawaii November 19, 2009 9:49 pm

    Garret,

    I was afraid that that is what you would come up with. I agree, UH would be hard pressed to continue it’s D-1 status in athletics if it had to go independent again. It would be a shame, though.

    “A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.” — Frank Leahy / Notre Dame


  174. OldDiver November 19, 2009 9:50 pm

    Garret,

    Would that mean the end of football for Fresno, Idaho, and Utah State?


  175. madeinhawaii November 19, 2009 9:53 pm

    Fresno would probably get picked up somewhere, but then… it would depend on who their next head coach is. Idaho and Utah are finally coming around. It would be so sad to see them get chopped just as they are starting to sprout wings.


  176. madeinhawaii November 19, 2009 9:55 pm

    If worst got to worst, UH may have to play 8 or 9 out of 13 games on the road until the WAC can rebound. Not likely, though, in this economic climate.


  177. Garret November 19, 2009 9:57 pm

    OldDiver,

    Unless a team can find a conference, I don’t see how they can go independent unless they are a special case like Notre Dame or a service academy. Teams like Idaho and Utah State would need a conference or they could not fill their football schedule. Without football, a school cannot afford to subsidize so many other sports at the D-IA level.


  178. OldDiver November 19, 2009 10:01 pm

    The entire athletic department will be gutted if football folds. Title IX won’t be a factor in balancing finances anymore so the girls sports will get hit hard.


  179. OldDiver November 19, 2009 10:03 pm

    Garret,

    Do you see anyway UH can avoid this disaster? Your opinion of course.


  180. Cheyah! November 19, 2009 10:11 pm

    Fresno State men’s basketball team lost to Seattle U. 85-84. Wow!


  181. WOW jr November 19, 2009 10:21 pm

    anyone hear the news that billy studsman has been move to db??? i dont see it. he has the speed, but he never played that before? anyone see practice lately?

    rico


  182. Garret November 19, 2009 10:22 pm

    OldDiver,

    The good thing is that everything is happening in slow motion. BSU isn’t going to leave tomorrow and I do not think they will leave in the offseason either (they will ask the MWC but the MWC will probably them wait at least another year). NMSU and SJSU aren’t going to drop football next year or the year after that.

    The bad thing is that the budget situations for NMSU, SJSU, Utah State, Idaho, Fresno State, and UH are going to squeeze all of their athletic departments. I don’t know how Nevada’s funding situation is, but their state can’t be doing that great either due to the state of the casinos. Only BSU seems to be in good financial shape, and if they get a BCS bowl this year and raise that $20 million through their stock sale, they can upgrade their facilities and do all kinds of things with their athletic department that will insure additional revenue in future years. They used their past BCS bowl money to create seating areas in their stadium that raise additional money for them in each home game…UH used their BCS bowl money to reduce the budget deficit that HF left.

    The best thing for UH would be to part of the WAC teams that join the MWC in making a superconference. Trouble is, the MWC didn’t want UH the last time due to travel expenses and travel is *more* expensive to Hawaii now. With Title IX there are more women’s sports and that increases the number of teams that have to fly to Hawaii for road trips.

    The best thing that UH can do…really the only thing that can help…is to provide such value to a conference that the travel issue is canceled out. The way to do that is to have strong football and men’s basketball teams (those are basically the only ones that count towards conference $$$). Trouble is, the basketball team was picked last in the WAC and the football team is no longer the favorite of ESPN.

    Remember, I said that things were moving in slow motion so UH has another year or two to have the football and men’s basketball teams to become conference champions once again. If things aren’t strong in both sports in 2 years, I’m worried that UH will be left out in the conference merry-go-round that should happen around the time of the next BCS negotiations. If UH isn’t a top-3 team in the WAC by Mac’s 4th year, it could be too late…Mac’s 5th year is probably after the deals will have been done.

    All of this is strictly my opinion. I could be completely off base. SJSU could also drop football due to their budget situations and that would leave another opening for UH to join the MWC…too bad for UH that their new football coach turned their team around in his first season.


  183. al November 19, 2009 10:22 pm

    28 sacks???
    i’ve watched two games……


  184. Garret November 19, 2009 10:25 pm

    madeinhawaii,

    If UH makes $5 million in ticket sales from 7 home games (info from the Advertiser recently), then that is about $700k per home game. That doesn’t even count the premium parking money and the advertising in Aloha Stadium.

    Without enough football home games, UH cannot have an Athletic Department. Even the $1 million body bag games aren’t worth as much for UH (compared to other schools like SJSU) due to the travel expenses from Hawaii.


  185. Garret November 19, 2009 10:26 pm

    Wow, USC and Tennessee just scheduled a home-and-home for 2020 and 2021…that is *really* thinking ahead!


  186. Slugger November 19, 2009 10:38 pm

    Eh, Salas stay go, so dat’s a good ting!


  187. eonatoa November 19, 2009 10:44 pm

    Garret,

    yes, a very interesting inquiry. in these struggling economic times, and the whole balancing act of the UHAD finances, it would be interesting to see if they have a bailout plan for cutting fat and pushing around priorities. Even coaches salary cuts?!? Maybe ST can get some info for us. i know that the UHAD has recieved huhu reactions from the less profitable sports whenever they try to invest more kala into the cash cow sports. my guess would be a whole heap of lawsuits and a revisit from the Title IX fairy


  188. TChahng [오키나와] November 19, 2009 10:58 pm

    I guess Salas and Moniz not practicing was a “head-fake” for SJSU and Coach Tomey.


  189. madeinhawaii November 19, 2009 10:59 pm

    eonatoa;

    Coaches salaries are contractual agreements over a defined period of time, so I don’t think they can be renegotiated without cause within the period agreed to.

    What I would love to see, though it probably won’t happen, is for Mac to spread the wealth to his assistant and associate coaches before his 5 years are up. Set a precedence of better pay for all coaches down the line.


  190. isleboy November 19, 2009 11:09 pm

    Just saw KGMB TV sports….Moniz was throwing passes and Salas was running pass patterns…..so much for them not participating in practice…..


  191. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 19, 2009 11:59 pm

    NN & SWD!!!


  192. duffer November 20, 2009 12:17 am

    Trying to hit 200


  193. duffer November 20, 2009 12:17 am

    Everyone asleep?


  194. duffer November 20, 2009 12:18 am

    Just about my Little League batting average….


  195. duffer November 20, 2009 12:19 am

    Or a Tsai-kos bowling score


  196. duffer November 20, 2009 12:20 am

    Or Riley Wallace’s 36 hole golf score


  197. duffer November 20, 2009 12:20 am

    One more………….


  198. duffer November 20, 2009 12:21 am

    OK! 200 🙂


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  200. SteveM November 20, 2009 1:20 am

    Good job, duffer! I’m 201 if the SPAM gets deleted. 🙂

    Good luck to ST today in Napa valley… 😆


  201. duffer November 20, 2009 1:34 am

    There’s luck in wine tasting???????????????


  202. SteveM November 20, 2009 1:39 am

    duffer — luck in finding the valley 😆


  203. wafan November 20, 2009 3:42 am

    A great Aloha Friday to everyone!


  204. wafan November 20, 2009 3:44 am

    Good to hear from H-Bod.

    Continue working hard and get better!!!


  205. wafan November 20, 2009 3:47 am

    Welcome to the PNW, d1’s!

    Did you remember your raincoats and jackets? The weather is yucky.


  206. wafan November 20, 2009 3:58 am

    This is going to be a warm day. The forecast is for us to get all the way up to 49!!!

    Right now, we are at 48.

    Yep. A rise of one whole degree.

    Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!


  207. wafan November 20, 2009 4:02 am

    Good news about Salas running in the halls. Never thought I wouls ever say it was a good thing to hear about someone running in a hotel’s hallways.

    Go Warriors!
    Go ‘Cats (2x)!


  208. RainbowCliff November 20, 2009 4:05 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Nation, I am hours away from leaving for San Jose as I and Mrs. RainbowCliff will be driving up the beautiful 5 hour coast. Warrior luggage is packed as I head out early for some good exercise in tennis before hitting the road !

    Those Tsaikos who will be heading on up to Spartan Country I hope to meet you and the HUKILAU will be ON !
    Taking NO prisoners as this rainbow warrior is ready to cheer, stomp and WILL our boys to V-I-C-T-O-R-Y / VICTORY, VICTORY IS OUR CRY !

    Bighilofan 2: I posted on the previous blog date of your detail information and old “GREAT” one from the BIG ISLAND I am ready to hook up with the gentlemen that you stated to get the ball rolling for some Los Angeles “LEAPERS” and BIG hitting athletes that like to ring your clock if you DARE to catch the ball !

    OUTSIDE the box kind sir that is where my thinking lies as I got the wheels, keen hindsight for TALENT and I can write because I pass english 101 in bachman hall. READY, WILLING AND ABLE as all I need is a contact person as I already have the plan !

    Can’t wait to get him structure in our sat prep program as HOPEFULLY there will be no finger pointing as Illegal recruiting and NCAA violation I am concern and WILL never hurt my alma mater for this very reason BUT there is got to be a way LEGALLY that I can point you good folks to some leapers, hitters, tacklers and all around skill players that jump 48 inches in the AIR !

    All in Mr. Cliff’s neighborhood as Mr. Rodgers don’t have NOTHING on me. Be well Tsaiko Nation as I am off 6:15am in the morning to do some damage on the tennis court as this AWESOME 51 year old ex-Rainbow Warrior can still PLAY !

    See you in San Jose as the drinks are on ME who ever you may be from Tsaiko Nation ! LOVE YA !


  209. RainbowCliff November 20, 2009 4:09 am

    Staying at the Montgomery Hotel with accomodations that is fit for a KING !

    ALOHA !


  210. RainbowCliff November 20, 2009 4:17 am

    Sorry to post again but I looked desperatley for my Tsaiko badge and can’t find it in ANY of my bags or table area. I am MAD at myself for not keeping it SAFE like I do all my treasure Hawaii items. Can I PLEASE get another one as paying for this beautiful black name tag will be “NO PROBLEM” as I promise to NEVER misplace it again. Wanted to wear it up in San Jose BUT to my dissapointment I searched for hours last night “EVERYWHERE” in this apartment and can’t find it !

    Who’s ever in charge STEVE M make it happen for me sir and I will make sure to take good care of you or he or she VIP !

    Mahalo !


  211. royvic November 20, 2009 4:20 am

    Injuries trigger ‘chess match’

    After reading this article I thought to myself that hmm this is a pretty good article by ST then only to find that it wasn’t written by ST but instead written by LW, which makes sense. Nice introduction, informative, lot of quotes from Coach Mack and Miano and a captivating title. LW should contribute more articles, as I enjoy reading her articles.


  212. royvic November 20, 2009 4:37 am

    What I take from Ferd’s article on Tomey is not very much, for I think Ferd could have dedicated a better article than that, especially when Tomey is more deserving of a immortalizing type of article instead of trivia tidbits.


  213. royvic November 20, 2009 4:37 am

    grrr.


  214. Pomai November 20, 2009 5:07 am

    My thoughts on the MWC, they screwed us before and they will try it again. The WAC’s problem is they don’t have any leadership. Benson and the fumbler are two of the same coins.


  215. Garret November 20, 2009 5:56 am

    It is great that Bess had such a great game last night.

    Receiver Davone Bess had a big game at a position there haven’t been a lot of big games for the Dolphins. Bess had six passes thrown to him and caught all six for 63 yards. The biggest was a third-and-12 pass over the middle for 15 yards with 4:47 left. If that isn’t completed, Carolina gets the ball back with plenty of time and all three time-outs. As it was, Ricky Williams ran for a 46-yard touchdown on the next play to seal the game.


  216. Garret November 20, 2009 5:59 am

    The Palm Beach Post agrees with the South Florida’s praise of Bess.

    Wide receiver Davone Bess is back.

    Not long ago, Bess was struggling to hold onto the ball and make plays, coughing it up to lead to scores by the Saints and the Jets.

    The past couple of weeks, Bess has been the impact player he was in 2008 as an undrafted rookie.

    A week ago, Bess made two big catches on the game-winning drive. Thursday against the Panthers, Bess was a one-man show on the Dolphins second touchdown.

    He returned a short punt 22 yards to give Miami the ball on the Carolina 29. Bess then made a beautiful diving catch on 3rd-and-8 followed by a 9-yard gain on a screen pass to move Miami inside the 10.

    Bess finished the game with a team-high six catches for 63 yards, the third straight week he’s led Miami in receiving. Among his team-high 46 catches, 27 have gone for first downs.


  217. Garret November 20, 2009 6:01 am

    It is hard for me to believe that the University of Mississippi gave their approval for the *KKK* to stage a protest on their campus before Mississippi’s football game against LSU.

    LSU’s student paper, THE DAILY REVEILLE, reports the Ku Klux Klan will stage a university-approved protest on the Ole Miss campus Saturday from 10am to 11pm. The Rebels host LSU in a football game at 3:30 ET.


  218. djmitcho November 20, 2009 7:02 am

    Good Morning and Happy Aloha Friday Tsaikos. Hope everyone has a good day.


  219. Bulla November 20, 2009 7:06 am

    d1

    have a safe and WARM trip….last week in Ogden, it was a blizzard, really…a monster snow storm. felt sorry for the Northern Arizona team, 60 minutes before the game it was just cold, at kickoff, it was like the old Green Bay Packers games……ouch.

    good luck to the Wildcats, keep pushing forward for that title!!!

    the beast is done for the season, doctors would not clear him to play, the strained MCL on the left knee was not up to par…..so for playing only 6 games this season he did very well, but is very frustrated.

    he will be home from 12-10 to 12-20, and yes, there will be a CC during that break…

    stay warm, give our aloha to all the 808 boyz up there, and especially the Crusaders!


  220. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 20, 2009 7:22 am

    new post is up


  221. jack November 20, 2009 7:24 am

    After reading #213 & #214 my take is that the writer has a perpetual burr under his saddle that makes his little pony buck.


  222. 808Chef November 20, 2009 7:25 am

    Great Morning my island brethren and breth-women!!

    Hopefully those making the trip are ready for rain cuz…the bugga is coming today. Gameday should be nice though. You guys just couldn’t leave the rain in Hawaii ah? j/k

    Woohoo…one more day!!!!!!!


  223. protector November 20, 2009 7:40 am

    Thanks Garret, it’s nice to hear that Davone Bess is doing well again. Sure do wish he had a younger brother exactly like him that could come play for us. We miss his dynamic play & durability, but we’re pretty good at the slots though (when healthy).

    It’s a shame though that Jovonte Taylor still hasn’t really stretched defenses the way I hoped he would and a number of times if he had kept running at the same pace instead of slowing down, he would’ve had 3 more touchdowns at least with the pretty passes that Moniz threw to him.

    And I know I’m tugging on Superman’s cape, but didn’t Greg Salas drop 3 passes in the last game that would’ve given him what? 18 competions for perhaps a total of 280+ yards? But I guess when you catch 15 & make 240, to others it may seem like nit-picking.

    Go Warriors! UH 38-14 over San Jose!


  224. madeinhawaii November 20, 2009 9:00 am

    I think Greg dropped more like 6 or 7 passes. Jovonte dropped the big one for an interception and opposing team TD. In fact, all of the receivers dropped at least one or two catchable passes.

    Main thing is that we win, eh?


  225. Aiea High grad November 20, 2009 11:40 am

    2 PM Friday afternoon and it is starting to rain and getting cold. It looks like Seattle out there. Go Bows!


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