Tufaga is heavy metal star

 In team testing, defensive tackle Tuika Tufaga had the best bench press — a maximum 455 pounds.

R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane was second (450 pounds) and Kahai Choy was third (425).

* * *

Here’s the official spring schedule:
Monday, March 30 — 7 a.m.
Wednesday, April 1 — 7 a.m.
Saturday, April 4 — 7 a.m.
Monday, April 6 — 7 a.m.
Wednesday, April 8 — 7 a.m.
Thursday, April 9 — 7 a.m.
Saturday, April 11 — 11 a.m./Maui (scrimmage)
Monday, April 13 — 7 a.m.
Wednesday, April 15 — 7 a.m.
Thursday, April 16 — 7 a.m.
Saturday, April 18 — 3 p.m. (scrimmage)
Monday, April 20 — 7 a.m.
Wednesday, April 22 — 7 a.m.
Thursday, April 23 — 7 a.m.
Saturday, April 25 — 3 p.m. /Spring Game

* * *

Gus Tuaniga was diagnosed with a sprained left elbow. He will suit up but not start tonight.



  1. ai-eee-soos March 5, 2009 5:46 am

    Good Morning.

  2. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 5, 2009 5:49 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  3. Stephen Tsai March 5, 2009 5:51 am

    Mornin’ everyone. Or, at least, both people.

  4. ai-eee-soos March 5, 2009 5:53 am

    ST: Regarding the picture that you posted yesterday of Garness and Leonard –

    Garness is supposed to be about 6-4 & close to 300.

    But Leonard looks so much bigger.

    Question: Just how tall is Leonard, and what is his weight. He looks like a player !!!


    P.S – I hope to be able to attend a few Spring practices. And, like many others, can’t wait for Fall ’09 to roll around.

  5. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 5, 2009 5:54 am

    Bon dia
    dobro jutro!
    Dobré ráno
    Magandang umaga
    Dzień dobry

  6. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 5, 2009 5:55 am

    Breakfast time.
    Have a great day, ka kou!

  7. Stephen Tsai March 5, 2009 6:03 am

    I think it was a bad angle because they’re both about the same height, roughly 6-4, 6-5ish, and maybe 300.
    They’re both nice guys, although you can tell Leonard has a little more of that edginess.
    What I like is they’re embraced by the team.

  8. Loa March 5, 2009 6:18 am

    morning gang!

    Stephen – thanks for the schedule, hope to catch a couple of the practices

  9. ai-eee-soos March 5, 2009 6:21 am

    ST: Thanks for post #7.

  10. Loa March 5, 2009 6:26 am

    oh yea, before if forget (again)

    hi jojo ® !

  11. Stretch March 5, 2009 6:26 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Damn, you talk about practice and here comes Loa. I guess he is looking for things to do at work??!!??

  12. Ronnie March 5, 2009 6:32 am

    Good Morning.

    Happy Thursday!

  13. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 5, 2009 6:37 am

    Hi FAYE!

  14. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 5, 2009 6:37 am

    Hi Ronnie!

  15. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 5, 2009 6:38 am

    Доброе утро! lurker 😆

  16. Frank25 March 5, 2009 6:41 am

    Hey Tsaikos:

    Good morning to all….Hey Ronnie whats up…Stretch: ..whats going on my friend……

  17. Ronnie March 5, 2009 6:49 am

    Hi Liz!

    Hi Frank! Things are good in Cali – getting ready to start daylight saving time… How are you?

    Hi Stretch!

  18. Loa March 5, 2009 6:54 am

    Stretch – lol, looking forward to the practice reports 😉

  19. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 5, 2009 6:58 am

    Hi Frank!
    Ronnie- DST already?
    That would be interesting for my Fast schedule!
    Ok… everyone- have a GREAT day!

  20. addahknowjoe March 5, 2009 6:59 am

    Gmornin Tsaikos.

    Howzit Frank25. Howz your clients- they behavin’ in the sandbox? Hopefully nomo any pilikia or hakaka and everybody is in good spirits.

  21. addahknowjoe March 5, 2009 7:02 am

    Gmornin Ronnie! =)

    Aloha Lizk! (=

  22. Stretch March 5, 2009 7:06 am

    Sorry, back from a meeting.

    Weather sucks this morning. I hope it clears up soon. Good thing no more marketing today, but I hope it is nice and sunny tomorrow.

  23. Garret March 5, 2009 7:11 am

    Man, I have to miss a day on the blog (except for a short posting break during lunch) and an interesting lurker (who mentioned that he’s posted here before under another name that he couldn’t remember) goes off on me. Convenient timing when I had already said the night before that I had to be off the blog.

    I hope nobody minds if I respond to the posts directed towards me. I’ll try to limit my responses so that they are relevant to the Warrior program.

  24. djmitcho March 5, 2009 7:14 am

    Good Morning All. Hope everyone has a good day.

  25. Frank25 March 5, 2009 7:16 am

    Ronnie: Everythings going good….getting ready to head out to Iraq on missions in a few days…

    LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER: Hey Liz..hows everything on the Valley Isle?

    addahknowjoe: Hey bro..all good to go ..so far…..everyones fine and dandy….

  26. Loa March 5, 2009 7:23 am

    Frank25 – stay safe brah

    Stretch – no problem just skip to the post marketing gathering

    howzit dj, garret, ajoe, liz, ronnie !

    everyone have a happy day

  27. Pride. March 5, 2009 7:36 am

    I always reserve judgment on a person as a football player until the pads are on and they’re tossed into game like conditions. Remember the old saying, “look like Tarzan, but play like Jane” , while other players, “look like Jane but play like Tarzan”.

  28. whitey March 5, 2009 7:36 am

    Good morning Tsaikos. Weather here looks good, so got to get ready for game today. May my friend, sunshine, make you happy.

  29. djmitcho March 5, 2009 7:38 am

    send your friend this way please

  30. Pride. March 5, 2009 7:38 am

    No disrespect to Jane of course, and Rob25. Who is strong enough to bear children where Tarzan would faint.

  31. Pride. March 5, 2009 7:39 am


  32. Garret March 5, 2009 7:41 am

    Regarding post 14, asking me for my measurables. Well, I gained 7.7 pounds between Friday night and Sunday brunch while I was in Vegas, so I don’t know my measurables now. When I was in graduate school I regularly did 36 reps (3 sets of 12) at 225 pounds, but that was on a machine–on free weights I only did 36 reps at 185 (this was for a strength class and we were monitored and graded, so it is recorded in some document somewhere). Considering I only weighed about 150 pounds then, that wasn’t bad.

    The discussion Ralph and I had that you responded to was whether or not Samson was too small to play center in the NFL. I said that he was not too small, but that Parcell’s system that wants bigger centers and doesn’t care about mobility isn’t a good fit for him. Pride and Buffoman came to the same conclusion, and I know that Pride played OL for UH.

    In addition, I don’t think that you need to have played OL to be able to come to the conclusion that I came to.

    1. At least five different reporters from Miami-area papers have apparently been told by Miami’s head coach and by Miami’s management that one of their top priorities this offseason was to get a bigger center to replace Samson. They have reported this and I’ve posted many of those things here.

    2. Miami’s head coach was an OL coach at Dallas under Parcells before Parcells chose him for Miami. He was specifically asked about Samson’s situation and his words made it clear that they were looking to for another center…he’s mentioned moving Samson to G.

    3. Miami gave Grove a $30 million contract to be their starting center. That is *not* money that an NFL team can afford to pay a backup player, especially when $14 mil is guaranteed so they cannot cut him. Miami also signed C/G Berger in February to provide them with depth at both positions.

    4. That isn’t a great situation for Samson because both starters at G also return this season, and one G was drafted by Miami’s current management while Samson was drafted by the previous management.

    5. I don’t know if you missed this, but Miami’s management mentioned being open to trading Samson a month or so ago. It was reported that Samson has trade value but doesn’t fit Miami’s system because they value size/power over mobility/athleticism. That isn’t *my* words, that was from published articles.

    6. Samson was my favorite player during the 2006 season. I have obsessively followed his pro career, from his first rookie camp to when he moved up in the depth chart and eventually became a starter, to what has been happening under the new management. I’ve even read chat transcripts, full-length interviews, watched podcasts, etc., to get even a single line of information about Samson. I worry that I post way too much about Samson on this blog, so sometimes I only post about 1/2 of the things that I find, just so that the basic information is out there.

    I fail to see how my playing the game would change *Miami’s management’s* priorities for their OL. I fail to see how my playing the game would change the fact that 2 of the 3 free agents from other teams that Miami’s management has signed are players specifically chosen to fit their OL better than Samson. I fail to see how my playing the game would change the fact that some NFL teams want bigger, more physical OL and some NFL teams want smaller, more mobile OL…and Miami’s system changed from the latter (which fitted Samson very well!) to the former.

  33. jojo ® March 5, 2009 7:55 am

    HI LOA!!!

  34. Da Punchbowl Kid March 5, 2009 8:08 am

    Good morning all!

    Howzit jojo! Wassup Garret! Hey Garret!

    Can’t wait for spring practice!

  35. Pride. March 5, 2009 8:11 am

    Okay, now it’s our turn to talk about rocket science. Shucks my phone is ringing, hold that thought.

  36. jm2375 March 5, 2009 8:11 am

    Buenos dias mi amigos!!

    Stretch – saw a car this morning in the Punahou area with your company license frame and a UH sticker. Was that Stretchette’s car?

  37. Da Punchbowl Kid March 5, 2009 8:12 am


    I wasn’t even going to respond to your “foreign” friend until it got weird and you weren’t around to defend yourself. I think momo covered things pretty well. 😉

    Nuff said.

  38. Stretch March 5, 2009 8:13 am

    jm – was it a frontier?? if so, could be my brother

  39. Kekoa March 5, 2009 8:13 am

    #32 ~ Personal Foul on the Defense!…Roughing the Lurker, 15 yards to be assessed on the kickoff of the Warrior Bowl.

    Whew Garret!…remind me never to piss you off!

  40. Da Punchbowl Kid March 5, 2009 8:15 am

    BTW- Those were some great measurables in the bench. 🙂

  41. Garret March 5, 2009 8:15 am

    You gotta be kidding me that no Texas recruit ever broke their verbal commitment to a school.

    Either you purposely are going out of your way to attack me by distorting what I said or you have a problem with understanding what I said.

    Here is some information for you:

    1. I’ve posted several examples here from Texas high school coaches who were upset about scholarship offers being pulled from their players because they shut the recruiting process down once the player made the verbal commit. I haven’t posted the countless statements by Texas high school football coaches about how they did not want ANY of their players to break their verbal commit, because the standard procedure is that a player keeps the commit…I specifically mentioned that there are a players that do break verbal commits, but that doesn’t seem to happen at schools with those coaches.

    2. I’ll bet that I’ve followed Texas high school recruiting *much* closer than you have, ever since I lived in the same dorm with the Texas football players from 1985-1989. I also served as a recruiting host (not for football) for Texas from 1994-1998, which is a great gig to eat great food when you are a student. Recruiting has changed a lot since the 80s, with the biggest change occurring when Mack Brown came to Texas and started his early offer push.

    3. I have a zillion examples, but here is an easy one for you to verify: Texas and Oklahoma go after a similar pool of recruits. Name a single recruit over the past 5 years that committed to Texas and then went to Oklahoma or that committed to Oklahoma and then went to Texas. Texas’ biggest need in the 2009 class was at DT, and they went after McFarland for 2 years…but when he committed to Oklahoma they completely ended all contact, with their last conversation with him (a week or two before that NY Times article came out) saying that they wouldn’t bother him or his family anymore unless he notified them that he wanted to go to Texas. Texas has regularly backed off of players once they commit to Oklahoma, and Oklahoma does the same with Texas–the only QB that Oklahoma had offered for their 2010 class was Connor Wood, he was their #1 and #1a QB prospect this year, but once he committed to Texas they moved on to other recruits. You can also look up how *zero* verbal commits to Texas A&M have gone to Texas in years and *zero* verbal commits to Texas have switched to Texas A&M in years.

    4. USC and UCLA, on the other hand, regularly try to convince commits to the other school to switch to them. Then some USC coaches went to U-Dub and they showed the same zest for trying to get recruits to break their commits…and it worked on some. USC, UCLA, U-Dub, Cal, UH, Oregon State, and so on all either lost verbal commits or snagged verbal commits (in most cases both) from recruits from California or Hawaii.

    5. You really don’t know what you are talking about if you think that the Texas high school recruits break their verbal commits just as often as the California high school recruits, especially recently! Considering that the Texas recruits tend to commit earlier, something is fundamentally different in the recruiting environments in both states.

    6. Of course there are cases where recruits in any state break their verbal commits. I never said otherwise. Often there are specific reasons for that, like when JJ asked an OL to grayshirt at SMU and he took a scholarship to UTEP.

    Again I fail to see how whether or not a person has played the game can change how Texas recruits in general commit earlier and keep their commits more regularly than recruits in California or Hawaii. Or how that affects the point in my post yesterday about how it is important that Mac is building relationships with all of Hawaii’s high school coaches and how that is important for UH’s long-term recruiting.

  42. Da Punchbowl Kid March 5, 2009 8:22 am

    Garret don’t get *pissed off*, he gets factual!

  43. Da Punchbowl Kid March 5, 2009 8:24 am


    What’s your take on things? Are we “stuck” with Bolla?

  44. Garret March 5, 2009 8:25 am


    I kept up the bench press until I got married…then as a newlywed I somehow stopped going to the gym as much as before. I tried going back to the same weight levels that I had before and hurt something pretty bad. I kept ignoring it and going back to the gym, refusing Lori’s requests for me to see the doctor. Until one day I couldn’t turn my head at all in one direction and I couldn’t lift my arm to my shoulder level!

    It turns out that I kept lifting even though the sharp pain I was feeling was trying to let me know that something serious was wrong with me. Next thing I know I was in the emergency room and I had to spend a year or so in a neck brace. Teaching in a neck brace was pretty weird, but my students got used to it I think.

    Ever since then I had to take it easy in the gym, which is why I went up to the mid-170s. I’m in the mid-150s now (if you don’t count the Vegas weight I gained!), but I have to do mostly cardio now the only strength stuff I do now is 100 pushups and leg stuff.

  45. jm2375 March 5, 2009 8:30 am

    Stretch – it was a Highlander.

  46. Just Saying March 5, 2009 8:30 am


    stop posting so much spam.

  47. Garret March 5, 2009 8:30 am

    I really hope that this process JD is going through would allow him to get rid of Bolla without having to pay off the rest of the contract. If he’s able to do that, he’ll save a LOT of money and give a huge boost to the women’s basketball program.

    Some people were calling for Bolla to be fired earlier in the season and didn’t care if UH had to pay him off for his contract…but JD might be able to get rid of Bolla and keep the money, just by being patient and doing a proper investigation. If you want to terminate someone for cause, you have to go through all of these steps and you can’t rush it. If JD is forced to pay to settle the buyout, by waiting he’ll need to pay a much lower buyout number. One more reason why we should have faith in this AD, unlike the last one.

  48. Garret March 5, 2009 8:33 am

    So, I know that when Just Saying and homey2shawty…DA BEAST YO! posted comments on my blog they came from the same IP address. I wonder how many other aliases Just Saying has here?

  49. Willie March 5, 2009 8:35 am

    Garret, if you are an attorney I would want you to represent me.

    On Texas football, a few years ago or more, I think a Texas college pulled a scholarship offer from a senior at a perenial Texas high school power. The coach at that high school said this college will never be able to set foot on its campus & recruit there. Do you remember this? If you can, please provide details.

  50. edline March 5, 2009 8:36 am

    this is kind of random but does anyone know who will go into spring ball as the starting WR’s and slot backs

  51. Garret March 5, 2009 8:38 am


    I thought I could post something that would summarize posts I’ve made over the past few months (articles about Samson) and make some points of my own. I’m done now because I don’t think there is anything else I needed to respond to. Plus, I have a conference call thing starting 21 minutes and I need to go over the PowerPoint they just sent to me. I hate it when I get the PowerPoint right before a meeting is going to start!

  52. 808ike March 5, 2009 8:38 am

    Just signing in. Still alive and kicking. Got weeks of reading. Be back

    Received your T-message. Sorry could not respond.

    Esme out

  53. Stretch March 5, 2009 8:43 am

    jm – it was a co-worker’s wife who makes too much money so can send their kids to Punahou. Damn I need a raise….

    his response…..

    Ask jm if the back bumper had a big dent that looks like someone’s husband tried to pull out w/ some tie-wire because he didn’t want to waste good money to pay to have it repaired since it was a brand new bumper that was less than 6 months old when she inadvertently reversed into another car in a parking lot and then it would probably have been my wife…

  54. jm2375 March 5, 2009 8:55 am

    Stretch – I think it was blue, looked like the old model, couldn’t see the bumper. I was heading straight up Pukeyhou St and she was making a right onto Wilder.

  55. bstunna2002 March 5, 2009 9:03 am

    good morning all

  56. hntkm12 March 5, 2009 9:12 am

    goodmorning stephen do you if coach mack put out the spring ball roster yet .

  57. King Katonk March 5, 2009 9:29 am

    All I can say is don’t mess with Garret! There are very few people who can compete on his level. He probably ranges between 180 and 200 on a given day…and that is just his IQ fluctuating.

    I’ll take brains over brawn any day…think MacGyver.

  58. al ™ March 5, 2009 9:31 am


    no worry beef curry.
    very often folks will poke fun at another.
    take things in stride.
    don’t let the blood pressure go off the top.
    don’t take things so personally.
    we have all been bounced around on this blog at one time or another.
    besides, we don’t want pride. to talk rockets.
    live aloha.

    …nuff said

  59. TOM March 5, 2009 9:32 am

    GARRET: re your #41: I don’t know if you saw yesterday’s postings – my comment in particular – but your comment was quite clear that most of the Texas high schoolers, when they committed, stayed committed. (Emphasis is on “most”).

    Reminds me of the punch line “he doesn’t know the meaning of the word ‘pain’; of course there are a lot of other words he doesn’t know the meaning of either”.

  60. Colomaohana March 5, 2009 9:32 am

    *peeking behind the pink wall*

    Uhhh….good morning?????

  61. Stretch March 5, 2009 9:36 am

    Whoa Coloma makes an appearance!!

  62. Colomaohana March 5, 2009 9:41 am

    Morrrrrrrr-neng Strrrrrrretch……

    Just checking to see if the coast is clear….

  63. Stretch March 5, 2009 9:47 am

    Coloma – coast is clear?? you are always welcome to post here, no need hide from nobody!!

  64. madeinhawaii March 5, 2009 9:47 am


    If you had told “Russian” that you were an ex NFL’er or Retired Pro-Coach, how could he prove otherwise? We’re all disembodied here. Maybe this is what the afterlife is like. Lots of memories and anyone from anywhere can connect to everyone else. Hell must be when you get banned out of all the fun spots, eh?

  65. d1島 March 5, 2009 9:52 am

    Great Morning All!


    Hell must be when you get banned out of all the fun spots, eh?

    According to recent reports Hawaii and Utah must be as far away from there as you can get then!


  66. d1島 March 5, 2009 9:53 am

    Gotta go meeting…


  67. al ™ March 5, 2009 9:54 am

    mih…..i seem to recall your name.

  68. Colomaohana March 5, 2009 9:59 am

    Not really hiding from anyone…just waiting to post a few choice words to a particular lurker who was trying to start WWIII in my hale.

    **thinking zen thoughts…..breathe in…breathe out….rrryt-a circle….rrrreft-a circle…*

  69. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 9:59 am

    jojo – you have g-mail.

  70. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 10:00 am

    Big C – Read your PM.

  71. madeinhawaii March 5, 2009 10:03 am


    Forget the name, main thing you remember my moniker… 😉

  72. madeinhawaii March 5, 2009 10:06 am

    Wow.. spring practice just around the corner. Hope the JC transfers are all settling in nicely and the other early admission guys are getting a head start on their academics.

    Season two under McMackin… just getting under way.

  73. madeinhawaii March 5, 2009 10:08 am


    Just getting caught up with the blog …I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Really sorry. I hope you and the rest of the family are holding up well.

  74. madeinhawaii March 5, 2009 10:11 am


    Good luck. I always find it’s easier to think zen thoughts after you post what you want to say.

  75. Colomaohana March 5, 2009 10:19 am

    LizKauai, Rob25, SteveM, homey, (J)James, ST, and the rest of you REAL Tsai-ko’s:

    Mahalo for chasing me down on the pink side to try to lure me back. I got several PM’s and email from you guys and mommies trying to apologize for something they didn’t even do! hahaha…I so sorry.

    For some strange reason, many people thought homey was responsible! OMG, all I can say is: Dang, homey! You must be REALLY naughty if you get dat kine rep! hahaha…

    I really enjoyed myself at my very first karaoke with you guys and made a lot of friends, so thats why I just let loose here in the Tsai-ko world. Then, someone who is obviously unfamiliar with how the blogging/internet community works, misunderstood comments and conversations that I was having with you guys and gals, and well….basically made an okole out of himself….

    Yes, real tita’s no give up. They fix da’ problem and beg for more! So, c’mon, baby….BRING IT ON!

    K, wait….some choice words are coming for the lurker…..No worry….I’ll be as civil as a tita can be. It’s 9 pm somewhere in the world, right???

    Das right….I got the memo…..hahahaaha….

  76. Colomaohana March 5, 2009 10:23 am

    homey: mahaloz for the info on the boxing! No, I not going lick anybody ova’ hea! Although…….

    *ahem* anywayz…

    madeinhawaii: 10-Q 😉

  77. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 10:31 am

    Big C – I’m just a scapegoat…or the blacksheep of the blog. But I’m not going to shed a tear, DPK can do that better than me.

    I think getting Big C pissed off is worse than Garret.

  78. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 10:33 am

    oops, sorry jojo, forgot to hit the send button. Try read your g-mail again.

  79. Rob25 March 5, 2009 10:35 am

    Yea! Coloma is back and in true form!

    Funny how you brought out Stretch and homey.

    Oh and homey is THAT rascal!!! 🙄 😯 🙄

  80. LizKauai [Believer] March 5, 2009 10:36 am

    Big C- Welcome back!

    Garret- mahalo.

    mih- nice to see you around too!


  81. LizKauai [Believer] March 5, 2009 10:38 am

    oops- waitwaitwait…

    STEPHEN- Do you know which Warriors (or other players of interest) will be going to Pro Day?

    now HiHo

  82. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 10:41 am

    Rob25 – I no like get pulled by my ear again! So when Big C posts, I’m here!

    Rascal? I swear it’s the 2 giri-giri’s! For those that don’t know what giri-giri’s are they are what the mainlanders call cowlicks. That’s why I have bad hair days. So what is jm####’s excuse? Notice I’m not picking on Big C…

  83. Garret March 5, 2009 10:41 am


    Your #58 was good advice, of course. I honestly don’t think that my blood pressure was raised at all while I was writing that. You should see me when I’m upset!

    Next time I’ll just ignore it or respond like how Tom did yesterday. I did think that the information was relevant enough to the Warriors that I could make the post longer than a normal post. Plus, I was off the blog for so long and had some time to kill before my meeting began…

  84. Kekoa (iPhone) March 5, 2009 10:43 am

    G’day mih! Been chillin’ huh?

    Greetings to da big ‘C’ from the ceded lands! (unless somebody sells it out from under me!)

  85. Jason March 5, 2009 10:46 am

    I can just imagine if I had Garret as a professor — that would be frightening!

    “No, you get a C, not a B, and here’s why! *shows pages of evidence* Now get out, before I throw this shot put at you!”


    Nah, nah, he wouldn’t do that. But Garret indeed is Da Man. Contrast that to some other engineer named Garett … 😛

  86. Garret March 5, 2009 10:47 am


    I saw your post and thank you for pointing out the distortion of what I was saying. One other example I could have given is that Texas didn’t bring in any recruit for an official visit who was verbally committed to another school. Many other schools in Texas and Oklahoma followed the same policy. We saw very publicly with a certain Long Beach Poly DE and with other recruits this year how Pac-10 schools would bring them in UH commits and other Pac-10 school commits on official visits.

  87. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 10:47 am

    MLiz – You should work at the United Nations. You’re like a lexicon of the earth’s languages!

  88. Garret March 5, 2009 10:48 am

    Welcome back Colomaohana! I thought you were great on Esme’s site so I was so happy when you started posting here, then confused as to why someone would try to drive you away.

  89. Garret March 5, 2009 10:52 am


    I always went over my grading policy with my students whenever they had a complaint about their grade. I had one of the highest professor evaluations at Santa Clara even though I gave out a lower grade average than the average for the school, which I took to mean that my students thought I was fair.

    Both of my parents were public school teachers in Hawaii and I heard a lot about students (and their parents) complaining about grades. So, I made sure I could document everything in case a student complained!

  90. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 10:54 am

    Loa – Looking at the above schedule, what day are you going to show up? I’m thinking of a couple of days because I have to check out the receivers, RB’s, LB’s, DB’s, O-line, and D-line. Figure I’ll see the QB’s while they are warming up with the receivers. Hmmmm, that’s about everyone.

    curveball will probably be checking out the kicking game. He’ll give me the scoops in that area.

  91. Garret March 5, 2009 10:54 am

    Congratulations to Tuika Tufaga, R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane and Kahai Choy for their amazing bench press performance in team testing!

  92. Colomaohana March 5, 2009 10:54 am

    homey: scapegoat or billygoat?? and blacksheep or black dog? Bwuahahaa….Pssst! Pssst! Hoi! Okay, okay…I dunno who else I can crack flip jokes to….so you’ll have to do for now….

    Howzit, kekoa! Eh, I saw you say “Been chillin’ huh?” to mih and thought I read “beer” instead of “been”…..((((sigh)))) Geezzz..is it Friday yet??? I gettin’ tirst-e….

  93. roysan16 March 5, 2009 10:54 am

    meet the scourge head on otherwise it pollinates, breeds is my philosophy

    true life is short, blood pressure rises and there are worthwhile things to worry about…but preservation of what is right is worth enunciating and maintaining imo…this blog should be

    impeaching the ill will of those that reign with such narrow mindedness, pettiness…and **garret** did it beautifully, rebuttaled…with **words** and it was great to witness how the other posters veiled interrogations were met with facts. It was such an undressing, embarrassingly to say the least, that hopefully russian doesn’t come back.

  94. Jason March 5, 2009 10:55 am

    Uh oh, maybe the idea of earning a C from Professor Garret was a little cocky … 😀

  95. Garret March 5, 2009 10:56 am


    Santa Clara also counted the “+” and “-” grades into the official GPA calculations, so the biggest arguments were also with students getting a “B+” or a “C+” would wanted an “A-” or “B-” instead. I used to agonize over those decisions, but could always explain it when questioned.

  96. Garret March 5, 2009 10:58 am


    You are doing well at UH, which means that you could do well anywhere. I have no doubt about that.

  97. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 10:58 am

    That’s some gargantuan numbers on the team bench press testing.

    Nalani – Your boy is doing awesome!

  98. Garret March 5, 2009 11:01 am

    One more post before my lunch break is over.

    Best wishes to Travis Sims as he expands his coaching duties.

    Travis Sims, former running back for the Denver Broncos, will take over as head coach of the fourth-grade Bulldogs. Sims will continue to be the position coach for running backs and linebackers of all age groups.

    “The knowledge and experience Travis brings to the program is incomparable,” said Scott Cantu, the Bulldogs’ director of football. “Where else can your kid get a football mentor that has experience playing at the highest level?”

    Sims also holds several rushing records from when he was a stand-out at the University of Hawaii. He was a prep athlete at Federal Way High School.

  99. Colomaohana March 5, 2009 11:03 am

    hahah…mahalo for the kind words garret! Go check your PM on the pink side….

    And yeah, whatever lame attempt to drive me away from talking story didn’t work! hahaha…Please! I’m a potagee in a filipino body, don’t they know? hahahaa…

  100. Jason March 5, 2009 11:06 am

    Garret; That’s easy, I don’t take the really hard classes. You know, the ones I’d need if I were continuing in mathematics as a career. 😀

  101. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 11:06 am

    Big C – Eh, balasang, since it’s your first day back I’ll let you slide for now. 😆

  102. TOM March 5, 2009 11:07 am

    GARRET: where did your parents teach and when?

    Inquiring minds want to know …

  103. Da Punchbowl Kid March 5, 2009 11:14 am

    The child of a former student is bench pressing 425 pounds. That inspires two “Dayum” responses.

    Dayum, that kid is strong!
    Dayum, I’m getting old…

    Congrats to all three.

  104. Stephen Tsai March 5, 2009 11:16 am

    Re: spring roster.
    The one I printed a few weeks ago is basically it. I think that Andrew guy has been added, as an O-lineman.

  105. Stephen Tsai March 5, 2009 11:18 am

    Starting receivers:
    It’s up in the air.
    I think Salas and Lane are supposed to be the widouts; Pilares is a slot; the other slot is between Ryan Henry and Dustin Blount.
    But then Rodney Bradley has been doing really well at right wideout.
    And I saw Salas working out with the slots.
    And Miah Ostrowski lost a bunch of weight and is kicking butt.
    So the answer is:
    I dunno.

  106. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 11:18 am

    DPK – To paraphrase a poster, “Vat ez your measurables, comrade?” 😆

  107. Stephen Tsai March 5, 2009 11:21 am

    Re: Pro Day.
    For sure, I know Veikune, Ingram, Mouton, Adam Leonard, Josh Leonard, Fale Laeli, Jameel Dowling, Calvin Roberts, Elimimian, Maka, Ryan Perry.
    Also, Jake Patek is going to give it a go.
    I have not heard anything about Steinhoff.
    Mike Washington is going to compete at Pittsburgh’s Pro Day.
    Keala Watson, Aaron Bain and Lafu Tuioti-Mariner have retired.

  108. Stephen Tsai March 5, 2009 11:22 am

    Nobody will guess which Warrior had the top power clean.

  109. junichiro March 5, 2009 11:23 am

    I’d bench 455 too if I was 300 pounds….I’m 190 and maxed 405….Can play football though too slow…Ha ha

  110. junichiro March 5, 2009 11:23 am

    how about a pic of me….I’m alumni

  111. junichiro March 5, 2009 11:24 am

    powerclean? A linebacker

  112. Da Punchbowl Kid March 5, 2009 11:24 am

    I could tell ya homey, but then I’d have to kill you.

  113. junichiro March 5, 2009 11:25 am

    of polynesian descent

  114. Da Punchbowl Kid March 5, 2009 11:27 am

    Back when I was at UH, one of the great stories around campus was about how Niko Noga was once doing a power clean, and pulled up on the bar with so much torque that he snapped the bar.

  115. Da Punchbowl Kid March 5, 2009 11:28 am

    You prolly right, junichiro.

  116. Stephen Tsai March 5, 2009 11:29 am

    Tua Mahaley: “Some Japanese guy is stealing all of our donors.”

  117. Stephen Tsai March 5, 2009 11:29 am

    By the way, David Veikune holds the UH record with a bench of 530.

  118. Stephen Tsai March 5, 2009 11:31 am

    Actually, two are tied for the power clean lead. One is Brashton Satele. The other is not Polynesian.

  119. Colomaohana March 5, 2009 11:37 am

    To the lurker in blue:

    I hope you’re happy with the drama you caused. Too bad you’re skills (or lack of) in the cyber-world are as lame as they are. Maybe next time, READ FROM THE TOP OF THE DAYS BLOG AND FROM THE NIGHT BEFORE….it might give you a clue as to the actual tone of the conversation thats going on. I hope your reports at work aren’t as convoluted as your verbal ones to co-workers are.

    You lucky I’m good at putting out fires (thank my parenting and negotiating skills) and being as articulate as I am….It took me several days and numerous emails to bend that buggah OUT of the shape you put him in.

    From now on, no sked blog and ask questions. WTH?? 99% us here are doing it from work and its not a secret that other co-workers of yours have been found and even fired for surfing the net and even going to some forbidden sites…..Buwahahahaha…hehehehe….

    I must say thank you, though. You just help me prove yet another point to the other party involved and remind me why I choose to fight the battles I fight.

  120. Jason March 5, 2009 11:38 am

    Haha, I hope Tua will be there on Saturday, so I can introduce myself. 🙂

  121. 808Chef March 5, 2009 11:38 am

    hmmm….is it Jett Jasper ST?

  122. Wayne O. March 5, 2009 11:42 am

    The strength is good and all buy can these guys play? I need to see these guys in action first before I can feel good about them. Until then,
    I’m not impressed. And, I’m not from Missouri either. I just don’t want to get my sights too high before the season starts. We have a long way to go yet. Remember, UH was picked to be either 4th or 5th in the preseason poll and we had a lot of problems last year.

  123. 808Chef March 5, 2009 11:46 am

    Yo Colomaohana! Portagee in a filipino body huh? I get the same thing…but they say I’m Hawaiian in a Filipino body. LOL I guess the only thing we may have in common is our height starts with a “5”.

  124. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 11:46 am

    I’m picturing Big C, with her face painted wearing her “Braveheart” garb, mooning the lurker in blue.

    Not as saggy as she said it was… BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  125. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 11:48 am

    Power clean huh…gotta be someone strong with ultra fast twitch muscles…okay, that was a given.

  126. mauiwarrior March 5, 2009 11:48 am


    Are they testing forty times this year for the players? I remember they stopped last year because of injury…….

  127. CouchP March 5, 2009 11:55 am

    POWER CLEAN lift is “real test” of over-all strength, power, explosive ability.

  128. Colomaohana March 5, 2009 11:55 am

    hahaha..808chef! How you know?? hehehehe…5′ 3″ to be almost exact! hehehe…

    homey: yeah, not dat saggy….jiggly, maybe, but not saggy……………….

  129. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 12:00 pm

    808Chef – Big C is taller than me! So is MLiz! I’m like jojo, midget territory. I mean little person territory.

    Big C – Like someone said, “she go!” Time to cruise the streets…ttyl

  130. Stephen Tsai March 5, 2009 12:04 pm

    Wow. A-Rod has what Colt had.

  131. LizKauai [Believer] March 5, 2009 12:05 pm

    NEVER guess?
    Greg Alexander.


  132. Stephen Tsai March 5, 2009 12:05 pm

    OK, the answer is Victor Clore.

  133. LizKauai [Believer] March 5, 2009 12:07 pm

    #130 – TD record? 😈

  134. LizKauai [Believer] March 5, 2009 12:07 pm

    Oh yeah- Clore… that was my second never guess…. Bwahahaha!
    The Fast is getting to my brain…

  135. Colomaohana March 5, 2009 12:08 pm

    homey: OMG.

  136. LizKauai [Believer] March 5, 2009 12:10 pm

    Big C- homey may be little but he has big guns and thumbs…

  137. jojo ® March 5, 2009 12:18 pm

    Thanks homey!

  138. hntkm12 March 5, 2009 12:24 pm

    stephen who won the squat

  139. Da Punchbowl Kid March 5, 2009 12:26 pm

    homey can be described as either a towering intellect or a lil instigator…

  140. Da Punchbowl Kid March 5, 2009 12:27 pm


    Got the email. Thanks. YOU DA MAN!!

  141. Colomaohana March 5, 2009 12:30 pm

    dpk: #139 I choose the 2nd one.

  142. mctruck March 5, 2009 12:38 pm

    Hmmmm???..455 lb.s, and how fast can he move his 300 lb. body?

  143. Colomaohana March 5, 2009 12:38 pm


  144. SteveM March 5, 2009 12:39 pm

    Good afternoon everyone!

    # Colomaohana:
    March 5th, 2009 at 10:19 am

    …. It’s 9 pm somewhere in the world, right???

    Das right….I got the memo…..hahahaaha….

    😯 Welcome back. Yes, and the blogship battle ensign is flying!

  145. Colomaohana March 5, 2009 12:40 pm

    mctruck: I wondered the same. But, no matta’ what, if dat braddah DOES catch you and fall on you…….



  146. Da Punchbowl Kid March 5, 2009 12:42 pm

    Isn’t he a linebacker/de? He must have SOME speed…

  147. mctruck March 5, 2009 12:42 pm

    Please!!!. I just got through eating dinner..don’t fall on me wit a full stomach!!!

  148. kama krab March 5, 2009 12:44 pm

    Howzit Everybody,

    The boys looking good and sounds like they putting in the time in the weight room. I am very much looking forward to the start of spring practice to see who will step up. With all the changes that have happen, this could be a very special year if everything falls into place.

    Eh and Wayne O they predicted us to finish last year around the same place and look what happen. I feel that if our new coaches can come in and instill some discipline we should be fine. Eh and we have Boise and Fresno at home so anything can happen.

  149. Da Punchbowl Kid March 5, 2009 12:44 pm

    So, big C… I’m sure someone has asked you this before, but are you related to the fabulous Wailua HS football playing Colomas?

    Jason and Burton IIRC…

  150. mctruck March 5, 2009 12:45 pm

    Linebacker??..k-den, faster dan me anyway. bwaaaaahahaha!!!

  151. Da Punchbowl Kid March 5, 2009 12:46 pm

    Howzit Mctruck and Kama!

  152. Colomaohana March 5, 2009 12:47 pm


  153. mctruck March 5, 2009 12:48 pm

    but then again???, faster den me don’t really mean much cause dis braduh is kinda on the slow side nowadays.

  154. Da Punchbowl Kid March 5, 2009 12:49 pm

    My bad Mctruck, I was referring to Kiesel-Kauhane.

    But like Pride sez, if a 300 pounder with 5.0 forty hits you, it’s gonna hurt. If that 300 pounder has a 455 bench it might hurt a lot more.

  155. mctruck March 5, 2009 12:50 pm

    howzit, my friend dpk. howzit to everyone. have a splendid evening. laters.

  156. Colomaohana March 5, 2009 12:55 pm

    dpk: I dunno. My hooos-bond probably don’t know either. If he is, its pretty distant…..He don’t know too many of his dads side of da family.

  157. Colomaohana March 5, 2009 12:58 pm

    Howzit, SteveM!

  158. Kekoa March 5, 2009 1:03 pm

    DPK ~ Da Coloma’s from Wailua?…eh! I tink we related… mebbe das my cousin!…

  159. LizKauai [Believer] March 5, 2009 1:05 pm

    “Grounds for cause include, according to the agreement, “committing material or repeated violations” of the contract or school policies and “engaging in conduct which is unlawful or results in coach’s conviction of a crime or displays continual or serious disrespect or disregard for the character of the university or causes notorious and public scandal …”

    From Ferd’s article on Coach Bolla.

  160. Colomaohana March 5, 2009 1:06 pm

    K, going gym to punch bag….I come back!

  161. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 1:13 pm

    Damn, both my ears itchy!

    MLiz – Saw that article too, Bolla can start packing up.

    Good thing, unlike the pink side, Big C only posts once per comment. ST would get choke hits.

  162. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 1:15 pm

    Anytime jojo. Where else you want me to check out? And not on my bicycle!!!

  163. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 1:17 pm

    Since Big C mentioned she was going to the gym I wondered if the women’s locker room at UH smells like the men’s locker room???

  164. Loa March 5, 2009 1:19 pm

    afternoon gang!

    homey ℞ – #90, not sure yet, no can think that far ahead, just let me know when day gets closer

  165. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 1:19 pm

    ST – How did Tuaniga tear his elbow ligament? Is he considering playing football down the road?

  166. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 1:20 pm

    Loa – I’ll ask you tomorrow.

  167. roysan16 March 5, 2009 1:27 pm

    for the author to write something like this, I would think, he must feel his 2 sources are creditable…where does freedom of the press allows authors to publically submit such a post if it turns out that manti teo didn’t throw a punch.

    i’m not vilifying manti unless i hear the whole story, yet the author, scott wolf, seems to be in the know, acknowledging that the circumstance may be sketcy, however he feels a rush to disparage manti character if indeed this turns out to be untrue. this is not right, one way or the other…if there’s hard copy, police reports, eye witness reports then okay report it, not otherwise

    note-i wonder if the author would have asperse a rumor, a dark cloud on a current usc player that wasn’t totally substantiated-i doubt it.


    The Curious Case of Te’o (Official Visit Edition)
    By Scott Wolf on March 5, 2009 12:31 PM | Permalink | Comments (7) | ShareThis

    Two sources said that when he visited USC, recruit Manti Te’o told them he punched a student during an off-campus party. The circumstances are sketchy with one source saying the student did not go to USC. Either way, it made for quite an official visit

  168. Nalani March 5, 2009 1:27 pm

    I just read the blog. Congrats to Kahai – I know how hard he works in the weight room, on the practice field, and in the classroom.

    Anybody else going to Maui? I already bought my tix. Allegedly, so did ST.

  169. TOM March 5, 2009 1:34 pm

    Re: Bolla.

    Either he did kick or he did not. Either he had been previously warned about his conduct or he was not warned (not that it is that important). If he did hit one of this players, it would be a display of “serious disrespect or disregard for the character of the university or causes notorious and public scandal …”

    Of course the legal minds up at the University might not feel the same way and knuckle under.

    RE: CC/AL: The usual suspects and the good company. Thanks for the invitation Al – even though I hate cooking for myself!

  170. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 1:42 pm

    Nalani – Kekoa, Stretch, and the Darkside boys on Maui have plans…How’s your sophomore boy doing?

  171. Stretch March 5, 2009 1:57 pm

    Nalani – I think a breakfast CC is being set up before the scrimmage. I am sure something will be posted here when it’s finalized.

  172. Ralph March 5, 2009 1:59 pm

    Wille JJ at SMU terminated a recruit’s offer from SMU (he committed to the prior coach) a week before NLI day…his high school coach told the media that he would never permit anyone from SMU on campus to recruit his fb players. I don’t know enough about Texas HS fb if the school is rated a power team or if the player was highly rated in the Texas 100

  173. (Jesse)James March 5, 2009 2:11 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaikos….just popping in for a few….still working going on almost 70 hours this week already….

    Hi jojo….

    Hi Colomaohana…

    Hey LizK…#136…homey has big guns???? LOL

  174. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 2:18 pm

    (J)J – Let me check my calendar…I see tomorrow is First Decking day at your building. BTW, anyone figure out what to do about the surrounding man-made lake? I notice they drain the water down the sewer system. Why not just use the water to nourish the lawn and surrounding flora?

  175. SteveM March 5, 2009 2:21 pm

    # Stretch:
    March 5th, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Nalani – I think a breakfast CC is being set up before the scrimmage. I am sure something will be posted here when it’s finalized.

    The Maui Tsai-ko Chapter president has a few things lining up right now. Asked that nothing be posted yet…. but, if you plan to be on Maui on the April 11, mention it here on the blog for approximate count… also note if you will around for a night-time tour… 🙂

  176. Dean K. Sabado March 5, 2009 2:24 pm

    Just clear water or blue sky fan here. I am wondering if you guys are putting on two names from Waimea High School, Kauai? They are actually not known to myself, but others already know them. They are #37 Kenny Estes, #95 Vaughn Maetoga, trying to follow #57 Jordon Dizon, if he is still on the roster of Detroit Lions. Apperantly they want to represent Waimea High School athletics on Kauai. Any word on them if they will be playing football and/or graduating as they confessed in their respective degrees like whatever? Or was it Business or Economics?

  177. PONO March 5, 2009 2:31 pm

    ST, Glad to hear that Ostrowski has lost some weight and has been working hard. I have been critical of him recently because during Xmas time he looked overweight and out of shape. If he can stay in shape and keep the grades up he’ll be a very productive player.

  178. warriorfanny March 5, 2009 2:37 pm

    I was disappointed to see only three ballers benching over 400 lbs. and the conscipcuous absence of OLM challenging for starting roles.
    The positive of course was Kahai Choy, and this kid is NO surprise as a neophyte strongman at Kamehameha and showed extremely well at the HS combines.
    Today’s weight training methods do emphasize different lifts, mainly for speed, quickness and upward thrust motions.
    Still the bench is seen as an unofficial barometer to measure your overall team strength.

    Boise State, as an example has 2 digits representing the number of players benching over 400lbs.

    The 225 lb bench is still employed in NFL combines as a measurement stick but that too has reps assigned to its meaning.

    Anyway, thanx to ST for keeping us posted…Im sure there are more warriors that will break the 2.0 mach barrier before fall camp begins.

  179. Colomaohana March 5, 2009 2:46 pm

    homey: yes, smarty pants, I need to tell Esme to “fix” our side so I don’t post in triplicate….although, the techies have tried, but it ain’t on their priority list right now….

    Howzit, (J)J! “My heart! My heart! Auntie cannot take all of dis presha!”

    *whew* Was good workout, but some doof was hogging the bag! WHAT-EVAZ!

  180. LizKauai [Believer] March 5, 2009 2:47 pm

    Dean K. Sabado- Hiya and welcome to the blog. The three you mention are associated with football but I don’t understand your question. explain, please?

  181. LizKauai [Believer] March 5, 2009 2:48 pm

    Dean K. Sabado- Kenny and Jordon were Waimea High graduates.

  182. jm2375 March 5, 2009 3:07 pm

    Colomaohana – #179 – so what are the tekkies priorities? It doesn’t seem to be this blog either!! 😡

    Hi Liz! How’s things? BTW, doesn’t homey have lightning fast chopstick skillz too? 😆 Although the last mention of the Tsaiko chopsticks I think was the Blog Bash.

  183. Colomaohana March 5, 2009 3:08 pm

    Where are those guys that just pigged out at lunch while talking smack about, uh….stuffs?????

  184. LizKauai [Believer] March 5, 2009 3:17 pm

    jm2375 – lightning fast. An custom-made!

    hah… Big C, jm2375 and myself alone in the playhouse … 😈

  185. Nalani March 5, 2009 3:19 pm

    Cool to hear there will be lots going on on Maui. I’m only staying for the day, but will be there from morning ’til late. Can anyone smell the football in the air??!

    Pride, my Bro Kaipo lives on Maui and will be hanging w us that day.

    Homey, #2 Son Pono is 9th grade. He recent rec’d invite from KS Varsity Football – one of 7 9th graders. He will be competing at Corner or Free Safety. He’s working on strength and speed this offseason,and also doing High Jump for KS JV Track. We are excited for the fall.

  186. LizKauai [Believer] March 5, 2009 3:19 pm

    shhh… let’s rearrange the furniture and see if anyone notices… :mrgreen:

  187. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 3:24 pm

    Nalani – Aiyah! I thought he was freshman last year! High jump is good! Work on his explosiveness. Can’t wait to see how much he filled out in one year. Catch you later at one of the t-gate! And I’m not singing anymore!

    Big C – How do you know about lunch??? No one would dare talk smack about you. Pssst (J)J, I tell you next time about her…

  188. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 3:26 pm

    Yes, I have the only custom made curly koa Tsaiko chopstick, that I posted on ebay for sale, in the whole wide world! Thank you A-Sports and A-Joe!

  189. LizKauai [Believer] March 5, 2009 3:27 pm

    m-homey- re lunch: someone was burping loudly on F-book.

  190. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 3:33 pm

    MLiz – One day I will be in FB. Then Pride. will stop bothering me to be his friend.

  191. Colomaohana March 5, 2009 3:40 pm

    Awww…shucks, sorry Liz….homey got back before I could help you rearrange stuff!!!

    He was boderin’ me on da pink side, gunfunnit!

    Yeah, brah…(J)J already KNOW about me….hahahha!!

  192. jm2375 March 5, 2009 3:45 pm

    Liz – now who’s being a rascal and instigatah?

  193. LizKauai [Believer] March 5, 2009 3:45 pm

    m-homey – seeing as you are so shy and all, no be sked about being on FACEbook. You could wear the bag over your head…

  194. Committed Road Warrior March 5, 2009 3:47 pm

    I’m eating a Jack-in-the-Box Chicken Teriyaki Bowl in honor of chawan_cut.
    Hopefully I won’t gag from this faux-pas “Asian” food thingy thing…..

    Glad the World Baseball Classic kicked off last night with the China vs. Japan game. Like many, I thought the initial inception of this tournament three years ago was well-intended but was going to be a big blunder and failure, but it caught on bigger than expected. Nothing like national pride on the line, and still a little oomphed that Mexico knocked the U.S. out of the tournament the last go around.

    So when do the portagee field a baseball team? 👿 😈

  195. LizKauai [Believer] March 5, 2009 3:48 pm

    jm2375 – yeah… well… SOMEBODY has to do it 😈

    OK. HI HO… gotta finish up and get to a Rotary dinner meeting.

  196. LizKauai [Believer] March 5, 2009 3:49 pm

    so close to 200…
    let’s cross over.

  197. LizKauai [Believer] March 5, 2009 3:50 pm

    Hi CRW!

    Wll, Colt is going to have fun when he gets back to the east coast. I hope he gets the chance to GO FOR IT! The fans are ready, that’s for sure!

  198. LizKauai [Believer] March 5, 2009 3:51 pm

    c’mon guys… 198

  199. LizKauai [Believer] March 5, 2009 3:51 pm


  200. LizKauai [Believer] March 5, 2009 3:51 pm


  201. Ha'aha'a March 5, 2009 3:51 pm

    homey ℞:

    March 5th, 2009 at 3:33 pm
    MLiz – One day I will be in FB. Then Pride. will stop bothering me to be his friend.

    I hate it when people bother you looking for friends. It’s as if they don’t have any firends in real life.

  202. LizKauai [Believer] March 5, 2009 3:52 pm


  203. LizKauai [Believer] March 5, 2009 3:53 pm

    Ha’aha’a- like your name!

    Pride. and homey are already friends… as are we all…

  204. Colomaohana March 5, 2009 3:55 pm

    Ai ya! 4:00 almost! Gotta go!

    Thanks for letting me play today! See u all tomorrow!

  205. Pride. March 5, 2009 3:55 pm

    Ha’aha’a has to learn how to spell. Hah!

  206. Pride. March 5, 2009 4:00 pm

    Thanks Nalani. I’ll miss Kaipo, won’t be able to make that trip to Maui in April. Tell him that I said howzit. Trip sounds like a lot of fun.

  207. (Jesse)James March 5, 2009 4:06 pm

    Homey…I know all about Big C…trust me…I know….LOL

    and the lake surrounding our building now has fish in it…someone threw in a bunch of Tilapia…..I actually had a nice plan that may have worked and could have made the “pond” a nice addition and unique aspect of this building…unfortunately, nobody listens….LOL

    …and yes…First Decking is at midnight tomorrow…which means I won’t be leaving the square building anytime soon…..I better get back inside before someone misses me….good to have this wireless internet stuff in the building….LOL

  208. jojo ® March 5, 2009 4:11 pm

    HI (Jesse)James!!!

  209. (Jesse)James March 5, 2009 4:22 pm

    Hi JOJO!!!!

  210. Kekoa March 5, 2009 4:34 pm

    Nalani ~ Just to confirm what SteveM posted. Whitey & Duffer are working out some details for the Maui T-gate.

    There are several individual plans being made to travel and stay over for day like you and return at night. Some are going as early as Thursday and staying until Sunday.

    Others are taking their own vehicles via SF to carry T-gate gear. (And all the contraband TSA normally takes away from us). So like Steve says, post what plans you’ve made, and it’ll make it easy for us to hook up with the Maui Chaptah.

    Oh and one other thing. Tell Kaha’i for me that his hard work will pay off for him I’m sure. Keep up that all out effort! I know he’s making mama very proud! I know his Papa is proud already, I seen his chest walk in da door before him!

  211. Kekoa March 5, 2009 4:38 pm

    Big ‘C’ ~ I was careful to avoid all the gyms this afternoon so as not to disturb your workout on the bag. Lord help me if you mistook me for one!

    Peace my sistah!

  212. Justin March 5, 2009 5:01 pm

    Did UH test the 40 yard dash? If so, what were some of the notable times.

  213. Stephen Tsai March 5, 2009 5:09 pm

    No 40s.
    All they did were the power cleans and max bench.

  214. bighilofan2 March 5, 2009 5:10 pm

    hiya Tsaikos.

    thanks for the infos, ST.

  215. Stephen Tsai March 5, 2009 5:12 pm

    It was here, and then it was gone.
    Our trip to Maui got vetoed.
    But we’re still going to Pro Day … I think.

  216. brew808 March 5, 2009 5:31 pm

    😯 WHAT!!? 😯 That is ridiculous! Whitey/duffer – would you please set-up a trip for ST & PL to fly to Maui for the game, and stay-over for the post-game party? Trip for 2, 1-2 nights, 2 rooms. Please let us know what the per share cost are – and put me down for (at least) a share. Please….. 🙄 😀 😕

  217. brew808 March 5, 2009 5:33 pm

    ….Tsaikos take care of our ‘ohana…. 😀 😈 😀

  218. wafan March 5, 2009 5:37 pm

    Dang. Big, wet, fluffy flakes.

    When will it end?!?!?!

  219. brew808 March 5, 2009 5:37 pm

    Dang! Wish I was someplace warm and tropical for some soft-volley-base-baru… & chili…. 😯 🙁 :mrgreen:

  220. Ralph March 5, 2009 5:39 pm

    Brew super ferry for the tsai master……..then he would have his own car unless kids and wifey says no…

  221. brew808 March 5, 2009 5:40 pm

    Hi wafan – Oh….you were talking about snowflakes and not something else! 😆 😯 😀

  222. wafan March 5, 2009 5:41 pm

    Those are some nice numbers for those guys.

  223. brew808 March 5, 2009 5:42 pm

    Ralph – whatever the boss (and his boss) say…. too bad I’m not there to help set it up… but I can contribute to the kitty! 😀 😯 🙄

  224. wafan March 5, 2009 5:43 pm

    Brew . . .

    HA! Nah, not quite that desperate. Yet. Some times, though . . .


  225. duffer (iPhone) March 5, 2009 5:44 pm


    For sure PL, dunno about ST 🙂

  226. wafan March 5, 2009 5:45 pm

    Question. So, if Mr. Tsai and the Princess go to Maui for the scrimmage does he actually help or hinder the paper if he writes or posts about it? Or, will the HA expect them to submit an article since they are there anyway?

  227. brew808 March 5, 2009 5:52 pm

    Re: #225 – duffer Was that a question or a statement (or a request)? 🙄 😆 It may be problematic for any “dark-side” activities that were planned. BTW – still looking for an explanation on wth is “dark-side”!

    How much stuff would ST be taking? I think he travels “heavy”. We might need the second SF just for his cargo! 😆 😯 😀

  228. wafan March 5, 2009 5:58 pm

    Garret . . .

    I absolutely loved your rebuttal to the shameful and perhaps intentional distortion of your posts.


    I guess the alternative would be for you to locate and then send the missles. Of course, you could have signaled the ceded lands for the ultra-secret hit squad. Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

    And, I thought it was funny to see your Dad say ‘my son can beat you up intellictually any day’. A nice reversal of the ‘my Dad can beat your Dad’.

  229. brew808 March 5, 2009 6:01 pm

    …you should have heard/read what his mom said…. 🙄
    BTW – is Mrs. Momo ….. “Mom”???… I think that works for G & L!
    😆 😯 😀

  230. duffer (iPhone) March 5, 2009 6:02 pm


    Darkside….think hostess bar.

  231. brew808 March 5, 2009 6:05 pm

    …Hostess twinkies and cupcakes? Is it all you can eat? 🙄

  232. Stretch March 5, 2009 6:07 pm

    March 5th, 2009 at 5:45 pm
    Question. So, if Mr. Tsai and the Princess go to Maui for the scrimmage does he actually help or hinder the paper if he writes or posts about it? Or, will the HA expect them to submit an article since they are there anyway?

    I hope not since it is a Saturday, technically not on “work” time.

    March 5th, 2009 at 6:05 pm
    …Hostess twinkies and cupcakes? Is it all you can eat?

    I can’t imagine it being a all you can eat buffett

  233. wafan March 5, 2009 6:08 pm

    Intellictually = intellectually.

    Duh. Not so intellectual. HA!

  234. brew808 March 5, 2009 6:09 pm

    Hi duffer – Remember Jerome Williams? He’s trying to make the A’s roster as #5 starter. He has a slim chance. The A’s are stacked with quality young arms. It’ll be interesting how he performs during the Spring and what combination of youth vs. (some) experience they go with. He’s dropped 20-30# and seems to be doing well. 😀 Go A’s!!! 😆 😯 😀

  235. wafan March 5, 2009 6:10 pm

    I thought buffets were about the only kinds of places Tsai-ko’s frequented?

  236. wafan March 5, 2009 6:12 pm

    Buffets and, for some Tsai-ko’s in their younger days, places where women demonstrated how strong their muscles were.

  237. brew808 March 5, 2009 6:14 pm

    Yeah… those Hostess cupcakes and twinkies aren’t the healthiest fuud to be gorging on…. I like the idea of p-sausage and kim-chee fried rice, or those pancakes…. 😀 😯 :mrgreen:

  238. wafan March 5, 2009 6:17 pm

    Cockroaches and Twinkies. About the only things what would survive a nuclear war completely unscathed. .

  239. SteveM March 5, 2009 6:18 pm

    Tsai-kos in Las Vegas September 18-19, 2009 &
    Tsai-kos who might be Las Vegas September 18-19, 2009

    las vegas needs to know the estimated number for the Saturday tailgate and optional bus planning. Planning is also underway for a Friday night Get-together Party for all mainland and Hawaii Tsai-kos! ❗ Rich2176 needs to know who and how many game tickets are needed. Survey requests for tickets will be turned over to Rich2176 at the end of February or when he is ready.

    I will continue to collect ticket requests until Rich2176 is ready (and tailgate and FRIDAY night party RSVPs indefinitely) via the survey at:

    If you cannot get into the survey or have subsequent changes or ETA & lodging info, please email me at: stevem.hnl (at) gmail.com

    A summary of the data and plans are posted at:
    Please check if your listed info is accurate. This listing also serves as visual assurance that your ticket/tailgate requests were received.

    I have started to link the hotels (outside of downtown) of those who have reservations made. This for location and potential lodging site info for those still searching.

  240. wafan March 5, 2009 6:18 pm

    Bed time! Four o’clock comes way too early. Worst part is we lose an hour this Sunday. Ugh.

  241. brew808 March 5, 2009 6:21 pm

    Hey wafan – Are you going to organize anything for 9/11-13 in SEA? I don’t know how many Tsaikos are planning to go, but I might be one of them…. 🙄 😀 😯

  242. brew808 March 5, 2009 6:22 pm

    Every bit of beauty sleep helps some…. 😆

  243. brew808 March 5, 2009 6:24 pm

    Hey…. is the Wahine game running late? 😕

  244. Stretch March 5, 2009 6:25 pm

    March 5th, 2009 at 6:22 pm
    Every bit of beauty sleep helps some….

    it doesn’t help me at all

  245. SteveM March 5, 2009 6:28 pm

    brew808 — SEA game — scroll to the bottom of the table at…


    I would list you there too, but don’t know how much time you can spend away from work with the free cruise on the horizon… 😛

  246. brew808 March 5, 2009 6:33 pm

    Suggestion only – separate SEA from LAS. # in group will be different – although both uncertain at this early time…. 😀

    cruise is pretty much sunk…. 🙄

  247. brew808 March 5, 2009 6:36 pm

    Hey…. somebody tell those Bulldog Gals it’s pau and to get off the field already! 😈

  248. brew808 March 5, 2009 6:39 pm

    I haven’t followed the promos…. Can a fan roam from one venue to another? sofo-vole-base-baru & chili would be fun? Is Kazz there? I wonder what fuud group he samples at each venue? 😆 🙄 :mrgreen:

  249. brew808 March 5, 2009 6:40 pm

    Mercy, mercy… give it up Santa Clara…. 👿 😐

  250. brew808 March 5, 2009 6:43 pm

    Re: #244 – Oh…. that must be why you spend so much time in the “dark”, “marketing”…. 🙄 😀 😯

  251. SteveM March 5, 2009 6:48 pm

    brew — I normally make an “Away Game” page–like you saw last year for the PDX gatherings for the OSU game and others. But since the SEA and LAS games are only separated by a week and the LAS one is a major gathering with it’s own page, I’ll probably leave it together for now.

    …too bad, a cruise would be hard to schedule, especially if you have to book and pay for both adjacent cabins and the two opposite for the guys in suits and dark glasses. Tables for 10 at dinner could be awkward… 🙁

    …just kidding. email me you SEA plans when ready.

  252. Stretch March 5, 2009 6:50 pm

    March 5th, 2009 at 6:43 pm
    Re: #244 – Oh…. that must be why you spend so much time in the “dark”, “marketing”….

    that’s why i always wear a hat, I try to hide

  253. Ralph March 5, 2009 6:55 pm

    don’t drink soft drinks from India, it’s made from cow urine per K5 news..

  254. jm2375 March 5, 2009 6:59 pm

    OK K5’s audio is off. Pops and McLachlin look like they’re in a bad kung fu movie. 🙄

  255. Ralph March 5, 2009 7:08 pm

    Na wahine up 1` top first, dara walked, stole second and scored on Taualii’s double…

  256. bighilofan2 March 5, 2009 7:35 pm

    James Donovan,

    I gotta get this off my chest, before the season starts, so we all can enjoy the most of our coming season.

    I’m looking forward to having fun at the stadium, but I already know we’re gonna have a problem at Aloha Stadium. The problem is the cold water thrown on crowd participation at the end of the game. I can see it coming. who wants to go to a game because when its over, its over. there is no mass mood encouragement postgame, enjoying the nostalgia of the moment. Aloha Security is on your case, gotta get outta dare pronto. Compare to what I see on TV nowadays, Aloha is not Aloha.

    I watched the Penn State-Illini basketball game tonight, saw PS come from behind, and saw the fans crash the floor, cheering, hugging the players. been watching that kind of stuff all week long, the post game cheer.

    I watched the football games last season, the OSU Beaver fans crashing the field, the Ohio State fans, the Texas Tech fans, the fans on the mainland all crashing the fields, hugging their players.

    The fans celebrating. The fans participating. The fans looking foward to the next week’s game..

    And then I think about our Homeland Security at Aloha Stadium. At SSC. And I watch da security guards waiting for 10 minutes on the clock, and watch them come down the aisles to the bottom of the bleachers, just waiting for the chance to ruin a 8 year old’s evening, hold em off from asking for autographs, waiting to boss the kid’s around, ruin fan participation. all in the name of Homeland Security in Hawaii.

    and you wonder why our crowd is not as great as it could be, and you’re thinking its because our team is not good enough to draw the crowds?

    think again. the UH and Aloha Stadium’s security apparatus gotta review their head space. they’re great at telling the rest of us no can gamble, but we all love Vegas. we can buy tix to OSU game and crash the field over there, but not over here. same thing at all the big schools.

    Go buss em up, JD. We need a Obama for us in Hawaii. Be my Obama.
    you’re doing good. you can do better. make it happen, please.


  257. el guapo March 5, 2009 7:42 pm


    So your take on the wording in Bolla’s contract is that going be hard to get rid of him? I no more the legal-kine mind so I not sure what Tom said.

  258. bighilofan2 March 5, 2009 8:03 pm

    howzit el guapo.

    depends on if you get one republican judge or one democrat judge. 2 different guyz looking at da same language come to da different conclusions.

    i wuz saying early this morning dat da contract not clear clear clear. think of Bobby Knight. gotta get him on videotape. i dunno if we get video, and day taking too long fo me to tink day get clearcut evidence. so at da end ah da day, gonna be arguing about what da AND means. does it mean he gotta be one punk AND one crook, or is it enough for him to just be a luuzah or one punk and da players no like him, bringin disrespect on da team.

    and because we goin off like dis, da bugga no can just dig out, he tink gotta protect his name, honor, even tho he bringin the girls down, the team down, the State women’s pride down. so imo going take 2 years to turn dis bugga around. he going stay to da bitte (German) end. and if we fire him, which I think should happen, he going leave with a black mark but he gonna get his paycheck until da judge says its pau, so I’m looking at the other clauses in the contract about attorneyfees and costs, which I neva see yet.

    den again, my specialty is stir fry, not contracts. 😀

  259. el guapo March 5, 2009 8:11 pm


    Going be interesting to see what Mrs. Bolla going say, probably “I didn’t see what happened”.

  260. bighilofan2 March 5, 2009 8:12 pm

    i think we should pay ebolla a year’s salary, cut our losses to 1 instead of 2, and let him go his way.

    if we fight him, we gonna have to go outside counsel, probably, and spend money over there. bad publicity = bad recruting effect. but we’re already in a lose situation, so the sooner we get rid of him, the better. thats my opinion.

    it also depends on if JD’s paperwork from last year is good enough to have warned him clearly, or was it one of those “you gotta do better” but there was no finding of wrongdoing before and a clear warning of consequences in the letter.

    but I haven’t seen the evidence so the truth is I’m only guessing.
    but I’m backing JD and da ceded lands security team on dis one.

  261. bighilofan2 March 5, 2009 8:23 pm

    el guapo

    i’m talking as a fan, period. if you want intelligent analysis, I’d go wit TomMui, WarriorMojo, Manoa. 😀 but i had to get doze tauts off my chess. :mrgreen:

  262. Ralph March 5, 2009 8:41 pm

    Na Wahine beat santa clara 9-0

    Bows down to MSU 2-1 top ninth with MSU at bat

  263. Jason March 5, 2009 8:43 pm

    First, there was Twitter to give you friends’ updates. Now, to give you the latest scores, there’s Ralph! 🙂

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  265. TOM March 5, 2009 9:06 pm

    el guapo: In the Bolla situation, if he indeed kicked the girl, there is perfect grounds to fire him. What BHF2 says has validity. If there are grounds to fire him, and he fights the dismissal, you do have all kinds of legal costs to worry about.

    Like the HF episode, the UH legal people apparently like to take the easy way out and just pay him off rather than fight. With $125,000 per year salary, if the violation – i.e. kicking a player is clear, if he had a habit of doing this sort of behavior before and was counseled, I would fight him tooth and nail – $250,000 for defense but not one cent for tribute!

  266. al ™ March 5, 2009 9:15 pm

    i agree tom.
    if they have proof beyond a reasonable doubt and if he was counseled regarding abusive behavior then challenge it. fire him for just cause. heck they even have a case for sexual harassment which could result in some damages against the coach.

    but, yah go for it. make em pay.

    and even if as you say, the legal fees cost more than the salary, i would still take em to court if need be rather than give him a single red cent.

  267. Kekoa March 5, 2009 9:17 pm

    Tom ~ The one other way would be to get him to resign, correct?

  268. Ralph March 5, 2009 9:24 pm

    yep if UH has a case against Bolla by all means take him to court….should UH prevail Bolla will have a judgment against him that will forever follow him. If the court goes to court, Bolla has to be thinking, if I lose what happens to my reputation with a court verdict as opposed to resigning with a stigma but not a court judgment…deal the cards, hold’em, which lawyer will blink first….Big Hilo you’re out, you giggle too much

  269. Ralph March 5, 2009 9:26 pm

    I’m hoping the first letter of reprimand was explicit and a very stern warning of consequences…but I think it wasn’t, otherwise why would the UH hire his wife and complicate matters…did UH think by having his wife around he would calm down or she could control his temper…bad judgment and choice by the selection committee…

  270. Ralph March 5, 2009 9:29 pm

    court goes to court= case goes to court

  271. Ralph March 5, 2009 9:31 pm

    now if Jill nunokawa (wahine basketball-back in the days) would step and interview the player and determine if there is a case for sexual harassment and abuse of the opposite gender and if last year’s incident gives this incident more credence…what you think big hilo and Tom

  272. Ralph March 5, 2009 9:32 pm

    step= step forward

  273. Ralph March 5, 2009 9:35 pm

    mvb lose again…so did the mbaseball…JD no automatic rollover contracts, go to Manoa falls and meditate and think it over and take your time…if you decide it is the best to continue even as the losses mount, jump….

  274. Garret March 5, 2009 9:38 pm

    What if UH come to some number that it can live with to avoid trial costs and a lengthy process that could hurt the program and end up offering $50k or $100k to Bolla? Although I agree with Tom and Al about not wanting to give Bolla a dime, there could be a number much smaller than $250k that UH could live with.

    UH does have a lot of supporter who are lawyers (both on this blog and among the people I met in New Orleans before the Sugar Bowl)…would any of them take the case for free, to support the program that way? It would be good publicity and generate goodwill for that person’s practice.

  275. Garret March 5, 2009 9:45 pm

    Has UH looked into using this recruiting service? I was surprised that 11 of the 12 Big 12 teams subscribe (only Texas Tech doesn’t), 7 Pac-10 teams, Notre Dame, Portland State (Glanville) and BSU. Rogers serves as a recruiting consultant to 50 D-IA programs…is UH missing out here or is there no need for his services?

  276. Garret March 5, 2009 9:49 pm

    Free play link time. Please ignore my next 10 posts if you do not want to read the off-topic stuff. First, 5 from yesterday.

    A trial is going on right now to use Ecstasy to treat PTSD in military vets.

  277. Garret March 5, 2009 9:50 pm

    This MIT PhD student has developed gold nano-antennas to target and destroy cancerous tumors and other breakthroughs in cancer treatment. He also founded two companies and mentored 14 undergraduate students while a PhD student…wow!

  278. Garret March 5, 2009 9:50 pm

    There are now three times as many cell phones in the world than land lines! 25 years ago there were almost no cell phones and landlines dominated communications, but things have sure changed.

  279. Garret March 5, 2009 9:51 pm

    According to this survey, UK men prefer to have their women wear the shirt of their favorite soccer team in bed instead of wearing lingerie or being naked!

  280. Garret March 5, 2009 9:51 pm

    Former Halliburton electricians warn that the poor electrical work at Afghanistan bases endangers US troops. At least 18 US soldiers have died by electrocution in Iraq, many while on US bases. The electricians have photos of the shoddy work, but say that Halliburton supervisors ignored their concerns Army investigators found that electric shocks occurred on US bases on average every three days over a two year period due to faulty electric wiring by Haliburton…our soldiers shouldn’t have to risk their lives to take a shower!

  281. Garret March 5, 2009 9:52 pm

    Now for 5 from today.

    Sandia researchers learned how diamonds melt on Neptune.

  282. Garret March 5, 2009 9:53 pm

    Article about the spacecraft that will search for Earth-like planets, with some nice photos.

  283. Garret March 5, 2009 9:54 pm

    Italian Catholics are being asked to give up text messaging for Lent.

  284. Jason March 5, 2009 9:54 pm

    Garret: Don’t think there’s a need if it’s only Texas players. Could he really help steer enough players to UH for it to be a worthy investment? I don’t think so; with far-away states like Texas, I think we should only go after the players who show serious interest and preferably have ties to Hawai‘i somehow.

  285. Garret March 5, 2009 9:54 pm

    Four-year-old boy won the rights to a tropical island in a Taiwan lottery.

  286. Garret March 5, 2009 9:54 pm

    The postal service is being criticized for buying a house from one of its employees for $1.2 million…it sounds like they might lose a lot of money on the deal as they try to resell the house in current market conditions.

  287. Garret March 5, 2009 9:55 pm

    Free play links pau.

  288. Garret March 5, 2009 9:57 pm


    I’d agree with you if his expertise is only about Texas players. That is what I thought was the case when I first read about him, as I remember him when he was Texas’ recruiting coordinator. However, I was surprised at the long list of schools that are his clients, some of which have little or no players from the state of Texas. That is why I’m curious about the schools who don’t go after Texas players too often who are clients of his service.

  289. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 5, 2009 10:04 pm

    Started the night with Rotary Humanitarians and ended it with long-time UH fans and potential Tsai-kos!
    What a night!

  290. Jason March 5, 2009 10:09 pm

    Garret: Just looking at his schedule of events, I found one in Missouri, one in Tennessee. Everything else was Texas.

    I agree that some of those schools probably won’t go after too many Texas players. Or at the very least, they might go after them, but not get any/many. But you know as well as anyone how talent-rich Texas is. Some schools might say, “Let’s put a little money into it, maybe we get something that’ll make it worth it.” Not to mention, maybe some of those schools have coaches with ties to this guy from before.

  291. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 10:10 pm

    Watching ABDC finals right now. Awesome opening choreography from 3 combined groups. The transitions were so tight!

    That’s it for my PSA.

    Back to the tube.

  292. Nalani March 5, 2009 10:11 pm

    Congrats to Kamehameha Basketball team #1 in State Tourny. Big win tonight. Big step fwd for KS BBall. Congrats to Nakanishi’s!

  293. Garret March 5, 2009 10:20 pm


    I’m so impressed by how Kahai did today…that was the result of a lot of hard work and shows his dedication. You mention that he also works hard in the classroom and on the practice field, so I have great hopes for his Warrior future!

  294. Garret March 5, 2009 10:22 pm

    I can’t believe that the Advertiser wouldn’t send ST and the Princess to *Maui* to cover the event there! That will be huge news in Maui and anything with the Warriors is huge news in Hawaii! It doesn’t cost much to go to Maui…considering the amount of stories ST would generate and the amount of hits that the videos from the Princess would generate, this is such an odd decision.

  295. Nalani March 5, 2009 10:29 pm

    Thx Garret, Kekoa, Homey, and all the Tsaikos….you guyz r truly Ohana to us.

    Ref classroom, Kahai is an EE major, took 16 credits his first fall semester, and earned a 3.0+ with classes such as Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, and Engineering 101. Now taking Adv Calculus, Physics, and Chem w a couple labs.

    Of course, not just to brag about my son (which all parents are entitled to do!), but to bring to light that these young men have to make extreme commitments to training, studying, giving up free time, eating right, working out, studying film, travelling, budgeting their finances…I have a new appreciation for the life of a D1 Student/Athlete and am inclined to support them vehemently from the sidelines should anyone boo or jeer. These young men…my son included but not the only one by any means….are fine examples to aspiring athletes and are deserving of our support.

    The Tsaikos have always been strong and positive supporters of UH Athletics. I’m very proud to be a Tsaiko. Thank you all.

  296. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 10:34 pm

    Garret – Did write any software programs using Lisp? Just curious since you used the asterisks around Maui.

  297. al ™ March 5, 2009 10:35 pm

    these kapalama heights warriors are so proud of their school.

  298. Nalani March 5, 2009 10:38 pm

    Al…it’s been a lot of lean years for KS athletics, so gotta celebrate whenever we have the chance! ha.

  299. Garret March 5, 2009 10:38 pm


    Wow! Earning a 3.0+ with those classes while working out so hard and with all the practice times and meetings…to me, that may be even more impressive than his bench numbers!

    Some of the courses you mention are considered “weed-out” courses that many students fail and have to give up on Engineering…and those students don’t have all the demands on their time that Kahai has. Wow.

  300. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 10:41 pm

    Nalani – I’m impressed! Must be a reflection of the parents!

  301. al ™ March 5, 2009 10:41 pm

    nalani….how’s the new album coming along?

  302. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 10:42 pm

    oops, I meant did you write…

  303. Nalani March 5, 2009 10:42 pm

    BTW, not sure if anyone is out there cause it seems like a slow night on the blog, but Na Leo got to sing tonight at the OIA banquet. At $125/tix I was surprised at the turnout. I’m guessing 1000 people. OC16 produced the event and honored Mitzi Lehano, the visionary who brought high school sports to local cable TV.

    Aulani got to hang out w me backstage while she did homework…she watched Tony Silva transform into Linda Lingle. Also backstage awaiting their performance were Makaha Sons and C&K. A stellar lineup. We were all volunteers, FYI, just in case anyone is wondering if state tax $$s were spent.

    Nolan Tokuda was feature speaker.

  304. Garret March 5, 2009 10:45 pm


    I programmed using Lisp back when I worked at JPL, one of the 6 computer languages I learned when I worked there. But that was awhile ago and I think that you probably could do a better job than me as a programmer now…I’ve seen your html ability. Right now I live in MATLAB and math.

    But the asterisks were just because I wanted that they weren’t sending ST and the Princess to Maui. It isn’t like they were going to the mainland, I can’t imagine a Warrior event in Hawaii with thousands of fans attending where the Advertiser wouldn’t send their key people to cover it. Maybe they are going to use a reporter in Maui (or even just reprint the Maui News articles) to save money, but that would be a big mistake in my opinion because the events on Maui could influence stories for days afterwards.

  305. Nalani March 5, 2009 10:46 pm

    Al….New album has been sidelined for a few months….we are SO busy with scheduling tours for 2009. We are planning to do 14 – 16 shows in Japan this year, 9 shows in Mexico, 10 mainland shows, and some very exciting but still secret stuff that may be announced later. Geez, I’m glad that we’re not celebrating our 25th Anniversary every year – couldn’t handle!

    The bad part is that I’ll be gone a lot during summer/fall. I’m gonna have to watch UH football games online.

  306. Jason March 5, 2009 10:47 pm

    Kaha‘i is the next Garret! Wow, that’s amazing. No one can say those classes are easy at UH. Especially the calculus classes; I still remember how hard my first (and only) calculus class (at UH) was. Although I do have to be a little nitpicky and say “advanced calculus” is different from what I think you’re talking about, Nalani; I think you’re talking about 2nd or 3rd semester calc in the four-semester sequence. We have a Math 431-432 Advanced Calculus series, which I would never take. Hard enough taking the pre-requisite for that sequence, Math 331, Intro to Real Analysis. 😀

    But anyways, for any student to have a 3.0+ GPA while studying these courses is pretty great; to do this while playing a sport is amazing.

  307. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 10:47 pm

    Nalani – Always good to give back, especially to the public school side. Okay, I’m biased. 😆

  308. Ralph March 5, 2009 10:49 pm

    Nalani thank you and your group for volunteering to help the OIA, every dollar earned will go a long way in support of student athletes at the high school level….

  309. Jason March 5, 2009 10:49 pm

    Well, I’m off to bed — early for once! I just wanted to close the day with one more reminder to the late night crew about Relay for Life (not that I haven’t mentioned it enough already).



    Maddie Komatsu (daughter of Sports Hawai‘i’s Scott, and current cancer fighter) is catching up to me — she’s made a quick ascent to 2nd. While I’d prefer that you support me, of course, I think it would be nice to show everyone what she has to go through in her fight:


    Many have said that cancer is something that already has or someday will affect you and your loved ones. Hopefully, you have not yet had to face this challenge. If so, it might be useful to put yourself into Scott and Maddie’s shoes for a little while. In fact, I did that earlier today, and I was touched by what they’ve had to go through. Something “normal” for a little kid like a fever (kids get sick, after all) is something that requires close monitoring for her. Check out their blog, see what life is like for a little girl with cancer. And please consider giving a gift to help support her and all the others who have to fight this dreaded disease.

  310. al ™ March 5, 2009 10:49 pm

    nalani….awesome that number one boy of yours!

    and thanks for all that kokua at the oia banquet.
    good stuff.
    good deeds are rewarded tenfold.

  311. Nalani March 5, 2009 10:50 pm

    Jason – yeah I think you’re right on the advanced calculus definition. Glad to see you’re paying attention at almost 11pm! I just remember him telling me something about his first semester was Calc220 (??) and that the next semester they called it Advanced Calc at 244 (??). I might have the #’s kind of wrong, but definitely not doing 400 level calculus yet…YIKES!

  312. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 10:50 pm

    The ‘Tizer stil has time to reconsider. Hopefully, they look at the big picture like you mentioned.

  313. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 10:53 pm

    I bet chawan took the 400 series calculus courses.

  314. Garret March 5, 2009 10:53 pm


    Thank you for supporting the OIA at that event! That must have been an awesome show and it raised a lot of money for a worthy cause.

  315. Nalani March 5, 2009 10:53 pm

    Yeah talking about OIA, it really made me mad when they talked about eliminating JV sports for OIA to make the budget balance. Boy we gotta fight for that stuff to not get taken away.

  316. Jason March 5, 2009 10:55 pm

    The four-semester sequence runs 241-244. There’s also an accelerated sequence 251A-253A, and an applied calc sequence, 215-216 (although I think engineers need to go with 241-244 or 251A-253A).

    I had AP Calc credit, so I was credited for 241-242, and then I took 253A to finish that requirement off. I thought I was so brilliant entering my first semester at UH, I’d breeze through 253A like I breezed through AP Calc in high school. Um, that C+ on the first midterm was very humbling … 😀

  317. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 10:56 pm

    Quest Crew wins the ABDC final!

  318. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 10:57 pm

    I know it was a delayed broadcast so I thank Ralph for not blurting out the results.

  319. Nalani March 5, 2009 10:57 pm

    Jason you’re scaring me….what is your major? You’re very precise.

  320. Jason March 5, 2009 10:59 pm

    I laugh chawan_cut did … I’d bow to his brilliance! There are certain subjects that come easy to me, but real analysis can be tricky. Especially when you start getting into the topology of the reals. That’s going to kick my ‘ōkole during the midterm.

  321. Kekoa March 5, 2009 11:00 pm

    Nalani ~ You are an awesome Mom! It is evident to all of us Tsaiko’s that you and hubby set the standards that Kaha’i emulates.

    What you did tonite for the OIA, and what you and the ladies have volunteered for in the past, is indicative of the kind of example your children feed on.

    Cointinued success to ‘Na Leo’ and your Ohana from we three. Me, the Mrs. and one of your most senior seasoned fans, Pops!

  322. Jason March 5, 2009 11:02 pm

    Math. And yes, I scare a lot of people.

    Geez, I was going to go to sleep early tonight, but now everybody is here. Too much fun talking story.

  323. al ™ March 5, 2009 11:04 pm

    the state of hawaii/doe/board of education, et al should allow each public school to fundraise, seek sponsorships, and donations for their extra curriculur activities. for example, jv sports, varsity sports, band, math teams, and the like.

  324. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 11:04 pm

    Jason go sleep! The beauty rest still works for you.

  325. Nalani March 5, 2009 11:05 pm

    Kekoa – you are too kind. I think all of us on this blog have made our contributions to this state in one way or another. Look at the example of forgiveness and love your wife set during her pit bull ordeal, and the example you set taking care of her! Awesome. Mutual love brother.

  326. Nalani March 5, 2009 11:07 pm

    I gotta run to Walgreens. Shelton is working late and needs office supplies. School St one is 24 hours. Will check back in a few minutes.

  327. Nalani March 5, 2009 11:08 pm

    Jason….now the real task is finding a girl who is turned on by your math genuis and not scared. It can be done.

  328. Momo March 5, 2009 11:10 pm

    momo taught at Kapaa High school 1 yr, Kailua High School 33 yrs and Olomana school 20 years,
    ms Momo Hilo high school, Kau high school, Kalani High School, Farrington high school,Kailua High School and Waimanalo school
    Honors for momo—Windward teacher of the year and Agriculture Region 1 National teacher of the year(1984-1985)

  329. Jason March 5, 2009 11:10 pm

    Considering chawan_cut is still single at his age, IDK … 😀

  330. d1島 March 5, 2009 11:22 pm

    chawan_cut is not single…he has lefty!
    Oh wait…that didn’t come out right….errr, I mean….uhhh…
    …ooooh…never mind…

  331. d1島 March 5, 2009 11:23 pm

    Maybe I better just call it a night.

    “It’s a night!”


  332. chawan_cut March 5, 2009 11:40 pm

    wow, my ears were really itchy tonight.
    homey, no, i didn’t take 400 calc. lookin’ at jason, i’m glad i didn’t. did you? it wasn’t necessary. i didn’t want to study that much. and with all that extra time, i went to every uh basketball game instead! (and football and volleyball)

    d1, that was just not right, or left, wait, that was inappropriate.

    jason, hey now, there are many single people on this blog. don’t go getting on their bad sides.

    congrats to kahai! i attempted to work out and lift weights the other night and muscles i didn’t know i had are still hurting.

  333. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 11:40 pm

    Ha’aha’a – chawan has imaginary friends.

  334. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 5, 2009 11:44 pm

    nitey nite!
    Sweet Warrior Dreams!

  335. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 11:45 pm

    chawan – I just copied everyone else’s work and used JCL to steal programs from the Taiwan students. I hated when they brought the class curve up!

    No pain no gain!

  336. homey ℞ March 5, 2009 11:45 pm

    Goodnite MLiz dahleeng!

  337. Cindy/Cenn March 5, 2009 11:58 pm

    Goodnight to all!

  338. koakane± March 6, 2009 12:10 am

    al ™: the state of hawaii/doe/board of education, etc should allow each public school to fund raise, seek sponsorships, and donations for their extra curricular activities. for example, jv sports, varsity sports, band, math teams, and the like.

    evening gang mostly just lurking cause this flu is just keeping me up and not letting me get a good nites rest.

    sooooooo I agree with al but understand why public school can not fund raisers for eca. in the olden days AD and other school dept head had a so called slush funds that grove the accountants batty plus mucho allegations of misappropriated funds causing the state to eventually mandated no ‘slush funds’ any more.

  339. Pride. March 6, 2009 12:14 am

    Be ineteresting to see if R.J. can overtake Tuika on the bench in the fall.

  340. Pride. March 6, 2009 12:18 am

    The collegiate bench press record was established in 2004 by the same person. 550 lbs in the 275 pound class and 550.5 lbs in the unlimited class. If Kaha’i redshirted this past year, then he has four years to increase his bench by 125.5 pounds, to break the collegiate bench press record.

  341. Committed Road Warrior March 6, 2009 12:21 am

    So nobody like stay up to watch the World Baseball Classic?

  342. Ralph March 6, 2009 12:25 am

    get well koakane….try breathe right strips to help you breathe at night while you sleep…kind of strips you see fb players use over the bridge of their nose…I use them to sleep better whenever I have a difficult time sleeping-feel a lot better and more relaxed to sleep thru the night.

  343. koakane± March 6, 2009 12:32 am

    eh pride you up late. btw saw your pake step faddah Erv Kau bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa remind me latter to tell you da story of how he was choosen ad or maybe you know already.

  344. koakane± March 6, 2009 12:38 am

    mahalo ralph but it is not the breathing that bothering me but the mucus dripping into the throat that causes the itching throat which brings on the irritating coughing.

  345. koakane± March 6, 2009 12:39 am

    crw what time and station, the way I am going probably stay up all night

  346. Committed Road Warrior March 6, 2009 12:44 am


    Right now on ESPN2. Korea vs. Chinese Taipei (Taiwan).

  347. Committed Road Warrior March 6, 2009 12:46 am

    Top of the 4th, so get plenty of baseball left to watch.

  348. koakane± March 6, 2009 12:47 am

    mahalo much crw going check it out now maybe it will put me to sleep

    nite all and maybe sometime this am or late pm post something.

  349. HiFlyer March 6, 2009 1:44 am

    CRW: Just tuned in to the WBC, thanks for the info.

  350. HiFlyer March 6, 2009 1:51 am

    9 – 0 bottom of the 7th, was Korea that much better than Taipei?

  351. bighilofan2 March 6, 2009 2:55 am

    Ralphie Ralphie Ralphie


  352. Ralph March 6, 2009 3:15 am

    hello big hilo……were you napping or just getting in….

  353. HiFlyer March 6, 2009 3:28 am

    morning BHF, Ralph. The late night crew is finally here.

  354. bighilofan2 March 6, 2009 3:30 am

    hiya Ralph.

    its another great morning in Paradise for me. 😀

    wuz reading your stuff from last nite and the other’s opinions about ebolla. I agree with Tom, al, Garrett and you on what you said about ebolla and da fewcha. I keep thinking about Kelly’s Heroes and how day needed da German tank to get the gold outta da bank so everybody get a share, oddawize no get nuttin.

    if we had a clear cut case, or a almost clear cut case, garanz wudda had sum kinda leak already. so readin between da lines, imo gotta cut some kinda deal.

    but if you knew me, you’d know dat, jus like Punchy Pilot, yu gotta wash yur hands and make nice nice befo yu give cracks! 😆

    and yes, I giggle alot. keeps da rest ah my lifes sane and mo manageable. :mrgreen:

  355. bighilofan2 March 6, 2009 3:32 am

    hiya Flyer.

    Nalani, great job your son doing at UH! just supah supah!!!

    and thank you and your crew from all of us kanaks in da State for being a good role model for us too. 😀

  356. HiFlyer March 6, 2009 3:39 am

    BHF2, I think if the UHAD has something on Ebolla he would definitely be gone by now, since he has already stated that he will not resign from his position. I hope that whatever the findings are that the UH will fight this case instead of paying him off like we did with you know who (HF).

  357. bighilofan2 March 6, 2009 3:40 am


    okay, you wen suckup to my brightside, so i going giggle jiggle wit yu. 😀

    i tink no mo clear cut case cuz UH askin one young lady fo squeal on da coach, and we all know from experience dat da whistle blower fallout not good no matta da cause. tough to put her on da spot, and makes it the more reason why sooO many ah us tink dis guy is a jerk for putting the girls through his crapooloa. if had mo witnesses, ok.

    but i also think gotta be mo like Al and Garrett and Momo. stay cool, because when you get emotional sumtimez yu luuz da perspective an yu fight to da debt. den yu all pew an wat yu wen accomplish? still a luuza situation.

    but da bugga has put us into dat spot so i can understand why so many like fight fight fight! me, i like to jiggle and fight. :mrgreen:

  358. Ralph March 6, 2009 3:42 am

    I wonder who wrote ebolla’s contract….UH has a legal counsel…used to be Kirimitsu who is now at St. Louis as president….I believe the legal counsel is a political appointee, like former BOR Kitty Lagareta, may not have the it factor to make a difference in an important position at the University.

  359. bighilofan2 March 6, 2009 3:42 am


    did you see da Quest Crew? dem buggaz are GUUUUUUDDD!

    i wuz mentioning to ST last week about dem. wasn’t he a dancer too in da day?

  360. Ralph March 6, 2009 3:45 am

    Homey watched the quest crew, but i never heard of them…must be before my time…

  361. bighilofan2 March 6, 2009 3:46 am


    i wuz tinkin da same ting. but da economy is gonna change da contract writing practice, no doubt about it. but that is forward looking. dealing with the current situation, kinda exasperating for JD to have to go to work and look at a program that is part of his program and know that the guy is dragging down your pants. what a loser!

  362. Ralph March 6, 2009 3:48 am

    Wafan it’s about time you get up and shovel the snow off of your drive way….in a couple of hours the kids will be eagerly waiting for you to open your classroom door.

  363. HiFlyer March 6, 2009 3:48 am

    Missed the show, to much work last night.

  364. bighilofan2 March 6, 2009 3:48 am

    they are current stuff. and very good dancing choreography. betta dan da choreography in High Plains Drifter or da Outlaw Josey Wales. 😀

  365. Ralph March 6, 2009 3:54 am

    Big Hilo Ferd reported that the player initiated the contact with the UH and other players were interviewed and confirmed the incident…how much of a contact (kick) justifies a case (complaint) for harassment, abuse, or whatever legal jargon to make a case. Same with the first incident, it was the player who approached the UH admin and UH followed after the complaint….

  366. bighilofan2 March 6, 2009 3:54 am

    try google quest crew. da best mooo wuz at da end ah last week’s show when da guy in da middle jumped up and wuz pushed to da outside ova 2 odda members and day all did da final muuuv togedda. wuz one chicken skin moment.

  367. Ralph March 6, 2009 3:57 am

    I saw high plains drifter and outlaw josey wales but I don’t remember any dancing, not even line dancing

  368. bighilofan2 March 6, 2009 3:59 am

    you telling me stuff i neva read so i neva no. wuz tinkin day never have playerSS reporting. if you get witnessESS, plural, you got a betta case. gotta have witnesses, right? i mean, its a team so gotta have witnesses. JD prolly like me, tinkin ah da fallout on UH and da team.

  369. Ralph March 6, 2009 4:01 am

    found a you tube of quest crew, rainbow dancers are better.

  370. bighilofan2 March 6, 2009 4:03 am

    High Plains – da punk sherriff and his crew wen shoot at da guy wit da rock, make him dance.

    Josey – afta his showdown wit 10 Beers and he got da guy outta da ground, day had da celebration back at da cabin, dancin to Rose ah Alabama…

    yu no rememba da good pahtz. sheeshh! 😆

  371. bighilofan2 March 6, 2009 4:05 am

    Rainbow Dancers won Paula Abdul contess lass month. so yu right on dat one.
    just saying da new Quest Crew video is betta dan da old.

  372. bighilofan2 March 6, 2009 4:17 am


    Good morning to all Tsaikos everywhere. have a great day everybody.
    been swell, HiFlyer, Ralph,
    Wafan, wake up already. Florida Ted, Las Vegas, where you guyz.

    hi ho my friends.

    esme woooshhhhhhhh>>>>>>>>>>>

  373. HiFlyer March 6, 2009 4:27 am

    Wafan no like wake up, to much snow outside.

  374. rage777 March 6, 2009 6:28 am

    Wow! That is very impressive that a student athlete can be an engineer major. I remember when a volleyball player was majoring in civil engineering, I was impressed with that. But us EE majors tease those CE majors all the time. When I went to UH the Calc classes were 205, 206, 231, and 232 or something like that. Wonder why they changed the numbers?
    Nalani, tell Kahai that if he loves electronics and bread boards, the classes will get a lot easier. You also realize that there aren’t too many jobs in Hawaii for an EE major, which is why most of us are on the mainland now.

  375. d1島 March 6, 2009 6:37 am

    Great Morning All!

    You’re right, that was inappropriate.
    ….I shoulda left it out. Right?


    Hmmm…I wonder if the parking office at UH needs some help nowadays? It’s been a while since the UHAD sent some manpower over that way.

    Have a great day erryboddy!


  376. koakane iphone March 6, 2009 7:05 am

    Good morning to the early risers. Finally get some nap time in and den the alarm goes off. Yep a couple hours should do it…dam flu.

    Shouting out first to da number guys bhg2, d1,rage777 and den to Hiflyer, Wafan (he up lurking)

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