Staph concerns

Wideout Jovonte Taylor did not practice today because of a staph infection in his right arm. It was the third such infection for a Warrior in recent weeks.

Safety Aulolo Tonga suffered a staph infection on his right elbow from a cut suffered at Idaho. Safety Spencer Smith believes he suffered his infection in the Boise State game at Aloha Stadium. Smith aggravated the condition last week Friday, and spent that night in the hospital. He was cleared to play two hours before the past Saturday’s game against Utah State.

It is believed Taylor suffered his infection in the Utah State game.


  1. Jason November 11, 2009 10:55 am

    Geez, sounds like the Cleveland Browns here. Is the quality of the turf here (and in Idaho) an issue?

  2. Jason November 11, 2009 10:55 am

    At Idaho, not in.

  3. Jason November 11, 2009 10:57 am

    Oh yeah, and good morning to all. Happy Veterans Day to all our soldiers, past and present.

  4. Jack Flash November 11, 2009 10:57 am

    pass out the anti-biotics after the games

  5. Kazz November 11, 2009 10:57 am

    3 staph infections and two of them believed to be suffered at Aloha Stadium.

    Crappy turf = crappy results from falling on it.

  6. Kazz November 11, 2009 10:59 am

    I have a solution.

    If a player gets cut at the Aloha Stadium turf, let’s send that punk of an usher that patrols the North end zone telling people to sit down during touchdowns.

    His personality could kill cancer.

  7. huh? November 11, 2009 11:03 am

    I come to this blog peacefully on a peaceful day and then I read kazz’s describing ushers as “punks.”

    he never changes, does he?

    another tsaiko that tsaikos look up to


  8. huh? November 11, 2009 11:06 am

    at least garret toasted kazz good last sunday for his post game comments..that was good at least one person stood up at kazz

  9. Jason November 11, 2009 11:08 am

    Congrats to Shane Victorino for winning a second consecutive Gold Glove.

  10. Slugger November 11, 2009 11:13 am

    Locker rooms at UH need sanitizing?

  11. Slugger November 11, 2009 11:17 am

    Review the first aid procedures & materials when the team plays?

    Wholesale antibiotics is not good. You develop antibiotic-resistance in the bod.

  12. Slugger November 11, 2009 11:19 am

    Congratulations to Shane Victorino on his wedding this weekend and winning his Gold Glove award!

  13. Kazz November 11, 2009 11:19 am


    November 11th, 2009 at 11:13 am
    Locker rooms at UH need sanitizing?

    Not really I think although the bathrooms on the first floor of the athletic complex are pretty NASTY, well at least for the men. It seems more to be the case of more and more players getting cut up on the worn-down turf.

    Watching the TV replay you could see more and more players with those old schoolish turf tape things on their elbows.

  14. RedZone November 11, 2009 11:20 am

    No matter how minor an injury may seem it should be treated as soon as possible.

  15. Mrs. A-House November 11, 2009 11:21 am

    so, ST:

    Is it true that another high school QB, not Manley, committed to UH by the name of David Graham?

    What’s the itsy bitsy info on him? No print in this morning’s paper.

    also, why all the % “signs” in articles by Dayton and Ferd? We counted 5.

  16. A-House November 11, 2009 11:24 am

    Ok, Brew, I blew it again and posted under Mrs A-house – one nevere learns to check the “name” before hitting send!

    so, why is this particular usher at Aloha Stadium asking fans to sit when a TD is scored? is he/she the only one to be doing this? what’s wrong with standing and cheering for the home team? is he/she related to—- ?

  17. madeinhawaii November 11, 2009 11:25 am

    Time to change the turf at Aloha before someone gets seriously injured/ill and files suit. Not good to pinch pennies where safety is concerned.

  18. A-House November 11, 2009 11:26 am

    Slow day on the blog.

    I salute all vets and those currently serving their country in all branches of the military. It is a tough job!

  19. A-House November 11, 2009 11:28 am


    believe someone mentioned that the “turf” will be changed after UH completes its season since the Pro Bowl went to Florida.

  20. jm2375 November 11, 2009 11:30 am

    why is my comment (#17) awaiting moderation?

  21. Kazz November 11, 2009 11:34 am


    November 11th, 2009 at 11:24 am

    so, why is this particular usher at Aloha Stadium asking fans to sit when a TD is scored? is he/she the only one to be doing this? what’s wrong with standing and cheering for the home team? is he/she related to—- ?

    Mr. Ahouse,

    Me and my buddies call him “Captain Hardcore”. This punk is about 5’11” 150-160 lbs anywhere between 50-55 years old. Local guy. Short black hair… yadda yadda yadda.

    First, there are a bunch of fans in my section in the north endzone that do push ups along with ROTC guys after TDs. So Captain Hardcore comes down to tell them to stop. So they do. Next TD, they improvise and do push ups on their seats (if you can imagine that), so he comes over and looks confused because now he really can’t do anything. HOWEVER!!! Third time after the 3rd TD of the game, he decides to check their tickets to make sure they are in the right seats.

    Sure enough those guys (ages ranging from early 30’s to mid 40’s) do sit in those seats and I’ve seen them there for the past three seasons.

    He walks back up the stairs to them laughing at him. One day he’ll get his and I hope to be there to see it!

    No worries, as long as you don’t sit in orange UU-TT north end zone, no one has to worry about CAPTAIN HARDCORE!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜†

    I’m gonna bring a few beach balls on Saturday and let’s see how agile Captain Hardcore really is!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜†

  22. madeinhawaii November 11, 2009 11:34 am


    I thought it was just a consideration.. nothing definitive, yet.

    Who’s this David Graham? What school is he going to? I can’t find any QBs named David Graham.

  23. Kazz November 11, 2009 11:36 am

    Aloha Stadium also needs the rest of the roof fixed. It looks really bad, especially in the day time, with 30% of the roof new and 70% still looking like it did in 1975.

  24. Kazz November 11, 2009 11:37 am


  25. Da Punchbowl Kid November 11, 2009 11:38 am

    Everybody should have Kazz’s passion for and dedication to UH sports.

    Nuff said.

  26. d1ๅณถ November 11, 2009 11:50 am

    If this guy wants to hog the mic at the next KKall, I’m not gonna object!

  27. d1ๅณถ November 11, 2009 11:59 am

    Hopefully the training staff follows up with those who are given antibiotics to ensure they complete the full course; IIRC that’s the main reason for mutations and drug resistance.

    Where’s Ralph?

  28. kama krab November 11, 2009 12:00 pm

    Howzit Everybody,

    Eh Kazz, Saturday I think we had Captain Hardcores dad or something patroling our section because braddah came up to our section and started yelling at young kids who where having fun throwing confetti during touchdowns.

    The situation got ugly when that usher came up to one of our church friends grandson and started reading him his rights right in front of his grandparents. The usher was yelling at the boy and was pointing his finger in the kids face. The usher was the old guy maybe about 60-70’s, but when my uncle saw this he taped the usher on his shoulder to find out why he yelling at his grandchild.

    But long story short. My uncle gave it to the usher and so did we because he just started coming up to our section and harrasing the young kids and there parents. I really think that these ushers are barking up the wrong tree. It got so bad that I told my two year old son to throw paper at the usher to see if he would come and yell at my son because if he did I would probably not be on the blog today and maybe for a long time to come.

    But I see where your coming from Kazz. Stadium Authority gotta make sure that there ushers are enforcing the rules but at the same time gotta make sure that they are not going after people that are just trying to have fun and celebrate our Warriors.

  29. uhwarriors November 11, 2009 12:04 pm

    Na Koa lunch report is up:

  30. madeinhawaii November 11, 2009 12:07 pm


    Didn’t it look new in 1975?

  31. madeinhawaii November 11, 2009 12:09 pm


    excellent Na Koa report… very detailed and answered my concerns about those interceptions. I understand it was the same WR that ran the wrong routes on those two plays, too. Tsk tsk.. gotta make him sick out his hand and slap em with the yardstick…

  32. d1ๅณถ November 11, 2009 12:11 pm

    New Year’s Rule at our house:

    Bus’ fiyacrackah all you like; just make sure you grab one broom wen pau!

  33. westsidesview November 11, 2009 12:11 pm

    I find the UH CO and Admissions bureaucrats more irritating than a stadium usher….they are all part of the same smell of brain dead servants who are part of a system that lives on deadbeat mangement style and is painted distinctly black or white.
    Anyone who has attended UH knows who works behind the counters.
    Ditto for our legislature.

  34. Slugger November 11, 2009 12:13 pm

    Maybe the locker rooms at the Aloha Stadium also needs a good sanitizing.

    Staph infection is caused by a spherical bacterium known as the Staphylocaccus aureus. The infection known as the Staph Infection is highly contagious. … The bacterium that causes this infection thrives in moist environments. It can be contracted by following un-hygienic living conditions. Open wounds, cuts and sores are also susceptible to the virus. One of the most common places where the infection can be contracted is in the shower rooms of public swimming pools. It is advised never to roam barefoot in these bathrooms when one has some wounds on one’s feet as the chances of infection are very likely.

  35. Kazz (blkberry_storm) November 11, 2009 12:14 pm


    Good point. You know what I meant though ๐Ÿ˜‰


    What a punk of an usher huh? You sit in the section above me so probably was him. Skinny dark hair and skin local guy yeah?

  36. Kazz (blkberry_storm) November 11, 2009 12:18 pm

    Mark Takai is one ok guy.

  37. Garret November 11, 2009 12:20 pm

    A-House and madeinhawaii,

    I’m pretty sure that Mac was referring to David Graves, but just misspoke his last name and said Graham. Mac talked about how Cayman Shutter and David Graham had been improving under Rolo’s coaching.

  38. SteveM November 11, 2009 12:21 pm

    Good day everyone!

    When we were young, walking around with dried scrapes and cuts made us look tough (or so we thought). Being not-so-tough, I put mercurochrome. ๐Ÿ˜ Nowadays, seek immediate treatment. Lots of new strains and staph has always been nasty.

  39. Stephen Tsai November 11, 2009 12:28 pm

    I’ve been in the UH locker room many times. It’s not pretty.
    And, I’ve said several times, UH actually has the option of using TWO locker rooms. That’s what the visitors do. Put offense in one, defense in the other. More room. Fewer people using the same showers.
    But UH crams everybody into one locker room and keeps the second one empty. Sometimes the linemen are sitting cheek to cheek.

  40. Kazz (blkberry_storm) November 11, 2009 12:32 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    November 11th, 2009 at 12:28 pm
    I’ve been in the UH locker room many times. It’s not pretty.
    Sometimes the linemen are sitting cheek to cheek.

    UGH! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

  41. Slugger November 11, 2009 12:37 pm

    Yesterday after practice, Coach Lumpkin came out of the locker room door and was (y)/telling the guys to pick up their stuff off the floor and the benches. Sounds like keeds… but that could contribute to spreading staph.

    Off to get a massage…Esme & out…

  42. kama krab November 11, 2009 12:38 pm

    Kazz #35,

    NO DOUBT. Big time punk. But the sad thing is we where winning and people where just tying to enjoy the win. This was the most we scored all season. People needed to let there fustrations out. People needed to get up and just yell in happiness. The kids needed to make rubbish. Kind of hard keeping your children relaxed when we not scoring so might as well let throw paper when we are scoring. Makes it a whole lot more fun when the team is scoring and the keiki is making a mess.

    Just saying

  43. Kazz (blkberry_storm) November 11, 2009 12:40 pm

    The staff will be more aware of the staph issue. The hope is that the staph will not return as it looks bad on the staff too. The staff would not appreciate more staph issues as it does not shine a good light on the way things are handled by the staff.


  44. Kazz (blkberry_storm) November 11, 2009 12:48 pm


    Some people just need to take the coconut husk out of their okoles.

    Can’t help but feel sorry for those people.

    Sucks to be them. ๐Ÿ˜†

  45. Garret November 11, 2009 12:53 pm

    I hope that UH runs the ball a lot against NMSU and has the same success as in the Utah State game. That would go a long way towards impressing Joshua Quezada…UH is in a tough recruiting battle for him.

    La Habra (Calif.) running back Joshua Quezada is one of the better prospects at his position in the entire West region. Quezada has already officially visited BYU and has trips lined up for the next two weekends as well.

    Quezada is a talented tw- way player who stars at running back and linebacker. Through nine games, the athlete has rushed for 1,031 yards and 12 touchdowns and has a busy month ahead of him.

    “I’m visiting Hawaii this weekend,” Quezada said. “I’m excited because they were one of my first offers and I’m very interested in that program. I went to Hawaii when I was 13 on a Pop Warner team I was playing on and had a great experience there.

    “Next weekend [Nov. 20], I’m going to Utah. There’s a chance I could make my decision between BYU, Hawaii and Utah after that visit or I may try and squeeze in two more visits and another unofficial.

  46. Garret November 11, 2009 12:54 pm

    Quezada obviously has taken care of things in the classroom because he’s going to graduate early and go through Spring Practice for whatever college he chooses. Talented high school recruits like Quezada are a great way to build a solid, sustainable foundation for a team.

    “That’s my plan, I want to graduate in January and then I can enroll early and take part in spring practice,” Quezada said. “So I’ll have to get all my trips in sometime in December if possible but I’m just going to see how these next two visits go and then take it from there.”

  47. Garret November 11, 2009 12:57 pm

    The Charlotte Observer has an article on the game.

    New Mexico State’s offense has been slowly grinding to a halt in the last month, going from 20 points scored against Utah State in the most recent win, to just seven points versus Louisiana Tech, a field goal against Fresno State and a goose egg put up against nationally-ranked Ohio State in a 45-0 loss on Halloween. The defeat was the third in a row and the fourth in five games for a team that is a mere 1-3 in conference play.

    As for the Warriors, a team that has been fighting injury long before the season began, they snapped a six-game slide last Saturday with a 49-36 triumph over Utah State at home. Despite having a losing record at 3-6 and being just 1-5 in conference play, Hawaii still has one of the better offenses in the country, which is why this meeting should be fun to watch.

    NMSU has never beaten Hawaii, dropping all five previous encounters, including a 42-30 decision last season.

  48. Garret November 11, 2009 12:58 pm

    Other stats for NMSU in the article:

    All anyone needs to know about the New Mexico State offense is that its season-high 21 points came against Prairie View and even then the squad won by just three points. In fact, all three wins for the Aggies have been by three- points and those are the games in which they scored better than 17 points. With such lackluster points production, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that NMSU ranks last in the Football Bowl Subdivision with an average of just 11.8 ppg.

    It certainly doesn’t help matters that the Aggies currently rank 112th in the country in turnover margin with a minus-1.1 miscues per outing.

  49. Garret November 11, 2009 12:59 pm

    NMSU has been really bad against the run this year…perfect time to have a RB recruit visiting!

    Having a weak offense is one thing, but to combine that with an exploitable defense makes this New Mexico State team hard to watch on some days. The run defense has been beaten up to the point where it is allowing better than 200 ypg and ranks sixth in the conference and 107th in the country this week. The pass defense is better, limiting foes to just 190.2 ypg, but that’s only because those teams have found it far to easy to dismiss the Aggies without having to put the ball in the air in the first place.

  50. Garret November 11, 2009 1:00 pm

    Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Hawaii 49, New Mexico State 21

  51. Garret November 11, 2009 1:02 pm

    Las Cruces Sun-News has an article about the game.

    The passing game: The offense’s struggles have been well documented and really, it’s been the passing game that has struggled the most. The team will go with Jeff Fleming at quarterback the rest of the way. Fleming wasn’t very good early and when the team turned to Trevor Walls the air attack didn’t exactly receive a boost in production. The question is, will this area of the offense improve at all as the season winds down? Really, it has to.

    The team is coming off a bye and one would hope the unit can move in the right direction from here on out, not the other way around. And while the quarterbacks get the majority of the headlines, the entire operation has to get better. From receivers running precise routes, to solid protection up front, to throwing the ball downfield more often. The passing game has taken steps back this year. It needs to reverse course as the schedule winds down.

  52. Garret November 11, 2009 1:03 pm

    It sounds like NMSU has tried to use a power rushing game all season…but unlike how La Tech and Fresno State rotate RBs, one RB takes all the pounding.

    Smith runs hard and looks for contact, something that has been a welcomed addition in the NMSU offensive attack. In the process, he’s had a surprising season. The junior is averaging 4.2 yards-per carry despite the gameplan being pretty straight forward. That is, Smith going into the left side of the line, Smith going into the right side of the line, Smith going up the middle, play-in and play-out.

    But how much more pounding can the man take? The running back position is a physical one to begin with, but there aren’t many more difficult tasks than carrying the football on a team that can’t throw. Opponents’ weekly gameplans revolve around stopping Smith. In other words, they stack the box and plan to hit him hard on every play. It’s like running into a brick wall 25 times a week. So far, Smith’s been a blue-collar player who’s grinded it out admirably, a part of the offense which isn’t expected to change any time soon. Hopefully, the junior can hold up and stay out of harms way in the closing weeks. If he does that, he just might eclipse the 1,000-yard mark.

  53. jm2375 November 11, 2009 1:06 pm

    NaMaSu really missing Chase Holbrook aren’t they? ๐Ÿ˜€

  54. Garret November 11, 2009 1:07 pm

    The NMSU student newspaper also has an article about the game.

    NMSU defensive end Pierre Fils said the pass rush will be key this week in slowing down the Hawaii passing game.

    โ€œWe canโ€™t be too concerned with containing [Moniz] because that messes up the pass rush,โ€ Fils said.

    The Aggies average less than 12 points per game and are near the bottom in most statistical offensive categories in the WAC and the nation.

    โ€œDuring the bye week, we decided to go back to some of the old things we did well and are looking to do some of the new things weโ€™ve been doing well,โ€ Walker said.

    The Aggies have consistently rushed well. The backfield, led by running back Seth Smith, is averaging just over 138 yards per game. Hawaii averages 111.

    Smith has been the primary Aggie ball carrier this season for said the rest from the bye week was much needed.

    โ€œ[The bye] gave me a chance to rest and relax a little bit and refocus,โ€ Smith said.

  55. Garret November 11, 2009 1:10 pm

    I give up battling with the blog software…it shouldn’t be this hard to comment on the blog! I have had to close browser tabs and reload the blog 3 or 4 times today after making a comment. I’ll try tonight to see if the blog software/server is working better.

    It is only this blog that I’m having trouble with, so something between the blog software and my laptop just doesn’t get along. I do not think that the above posts on the NMSU game had anything objectionable in them, so I do not understand why the blog would make it so hard for me to post them.

  56. d1ๅณถ November 11, 2009 1:20 pm

    Thanks for posting what you did Garret.

  57. Kekoa November 11, 2009 1:28 pm

    Mrs. A-House ~ I answered your email. I don’t care want President Obama said about you. You are still our Blog Supah Mom!

    Salute that proud Veteran of yours, and then take him to the Mess Hall for dinner tonite!

  58. Ralph November 11, 2009 1:53 pm

    personal hygiene will minimize or eliminate staph infection. Take a shower after each practice and game, always walk around with footwear, slippers in the locker room and shower area, never bare feet. Treat all cuts no matter how small or deep but washing the area, if available, swab with betadiene solution, it is the brown solution doctors and nurses used to scrub down with and also cleanse your arm with when you are donating blood.

  59. whitey November 11, 2009 1:58 pm

    am not a dr, but know enough about sanitizing closed areas. not going blame anyone, but the first place to check is the team locker and rehab area. cleaning it will not be easy, but if it is done regularly, it does not take much time. all the trainer’s equipment should be checked and sanitized as they are in constant contact with injured players. last yr was the soap problem, this yr, they do not use the soad to clean????

  60. whitey November 11, 2009 2:00 pm

    lastly, anyone coming off surgery should not be allowed in locker and rehab room. they should have all their change of dressing done at the medical facility at UH.

  61. mctruck November 11, 2009 2:02 pm


    I have working problems with this blog site as well…..sometimes it works alright and then sometimes it doesn’t????? go figure.

  62. koakane™ November 11, 2009 2:14 pm

    good veterans day to all especially those in the armed services who provide the freedom we enjoy today. may the good lord protect you always.

    congrats to dshoji on his four signers. they will continue his services to UH for another 6-8 years at least. Imua to the wahine’s present and future

    UH signed Kaela Goodman (Mission Viejo, Calif.), Emily Hartong (Los Alamitos, Calif.), Mita Uiato (Long Beach, Calif.) and Michelle Waber (Lake Elsinore, Calif.) for the 2010 season.

    โ€œThis class definitely fills a lot of our needs. Each player has a chance to contribute immediately,โ€ Shoji said. โ€œWith these players, our future teams look promising.โ€

    Kaela Goodman
    Goodman is a 6-foot-1 outside hitter from Mission Viejo, Calif. and has been playing with Uiato for Laguna Beach Volleyball Club. She attends Mission Viejo High School. She has just returned from injury, but was touching 10-feet 2-inches as a junior.

    โ€œKayla can play the right or the left. She has great blocking skills and will add to our depth at the outside hitter position.โ€ โ€“ Dave Shoji

    Emily Hartong
    Hartong, a 6-foot-1 middle from Los Alamitos, Calif., played club with Mizuno Long Beach Volleyball Club. Hartong won the league championship with Los Alamitos High her junior year. Her club team also won the junior Olympics last summer, where she was selected all-tournament.

    โ€œEmily reminds me a lot of Amber Kaufman. She hits behind the setter extremely well and is an active blocker.โ€ โ€“ Dave Shoji

    Mita Uiato
    Uiato is a 5-foot-8 setter from Long Beach, Calif. and has played club volleyball with Goodman for Laguna Beach Volleyball Club the last four years. She attends Long Beach Poly High School. She has proven to be one of the most talented setters to come out of this class.

    โ€œMita is a natural born setter. She makes the game look easy and she is the setter of our future.โ€ โ€“ Dave Shoji

    Michelle Waber
    Waber is a 6-foot-3 outside hitter from Elsinore High School in Lake Elsinore, Calif., where she has been playing club volleyball for 951 Elite Volleyball Club. Waber is one of 24 girls selected to train with USA Volleyball this winter break.

    โ€œMichelle is a natural left side hitter, even though she has played middle most of her high school career. We feel like she has great all-around skills and may be able to contribute right away.โ€ โ€“ Dave Shoji

  63. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 11, 2009 2:25 pm

    For those of you who are interested in Aloha Stadium repair updates, feel free to ask to see the monthly reports from the Stadium Authority meetings. An update on the turf replacement is forthcoming – hopefully by the Saturday’s T-Gate.

    BTW – didn’t Greg Alexander have to fight a staph infection within a week of being injured?

    FYI – the ushers are not directly employed by the Aloha Stadium management. If interested, please ask for information as to who provides the services – for a very stiff fee..

    OFF-SPORTS TOPIC: For those of you who would like to help a community organization make Thanksgiving food gift baskets – actually boxes – your support is most welcome.

    Baskets of Blessings is a community service project for families sponsored by PACT Kaneohe Community Family Center and Community Works in 96744.

    Please join us in this holiday gift-giving opportunity. You and your family can participate in decorating, packing boxes and baskets, and making cards for families in need this Thanksgiving.

    November 21st
    Castle High School Cafeteria

    If you arenโ€™t able to attend, but would still like to contribute, we
    gladly accept the following donations for the food baskets:

    *Monetary donations & grocery store gift cards in denominations of $10.00

    If youโ€™d like to make a donation, participate on Nov. 21st, or want more information, please call us at 235-7747 during regular work hours.

  64. Ralph November 11, 2009 2:27 pm

    what I was afraid of, Uiato is actually shorter than reported. Volley talk and our own Al listed her as 5′ 10, now the 2 inch rule applies to wvb too. She is shorter than Brandt, I hope she has the hops when shes at the net. A lot of the top teams are playing with OH in the 6’2 to 6’4 range, only in Hawaii do we use 5’10 to 5’11 OH and are competitive but can we finish and win at the end of the season with short players.

  65. koakaneโ„ข November 11, 2009 2:37 pm

    ralph as mr. ahous alluded to ‘always with the negative waves, always with the negative waves’ bhwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ๐Ÿ˜†

  66. kama krab November 11, 2009 2:44 pm

    Ralph #64,

    I think for as far as I can remember the wvb have always been a smaller team height wise but have seem to make it work. I think if we where recruiting short girls with no vertical then I would be concerned but if these girls can make for height in jumping ability then we should be o.k.

    But I will say that getting more height will take this program back to promise land more times then we have been in recent years.

  67. el guapo November 11, 2009 2:45 pm

    Just wondering…
    After a high school game on a Friday, or after any game for that matter, how well are the locker rooms and showers scrubbed down before the next game and next teams come in?

  68. Da Punchbowl Kid November 11, 2009 2:59 pm

    Good question el guapo.

    Cheek to cheek!? Yikes!

  69. Frank25 November 11, 2009 2:59 pm

    Representing the red white and blue The colors of our flag stand out proud and true. The white stars on blue background with red and white stripes Remind me of these veterans, who all risked their lives. Just so the people of the U.S. could all live in peace and be free These are the heroes that represent you and me. They die for this country, So remember and honor them with pride….God Speed fellow brothers and sisters in arms…..Aloha everyone!!! Go Warriors

  70. LizKauai November 11, 2009 3:17 pm


    You, go, Frank25! Mahalo to you and your comrades for all that you do for everyone!

    Kazz critics can say something after they have quietly provided T-Gate arrangements for 100 people every home game for a few seasons. In other words- Stephen Tsai Friends Unite!

    Hi Ho!

  71. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 11, 2009 3:25 pm

    The recipient of the HI-5 redemption fees from the New Mexico State T-Gate this coming Saturday will be the Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance, a membership-based 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization. Don’t forget that PIAA is one of our own!!

    Please be sure to bring some eligible cans & bottles from home or work since every nickel counts. Dropped a $30 check in the mail yesterday to Barry Tanouye at Dole Middle School. That’s $140 in contributions made on behalf of the Tsai-kos since the Central Arkansas game.

    Only two more T-Gates to go in the regular season.

  72. RedZone November 11, 2009 3:29 pm

    Since I go into the stadium early I usually talk to the ushers. One showed me a list of instructions that they are given. I asked her how she knows what to do when thngs happen. I have yet to come across Captain Hardcore but I have talked to some of the ushers in the Makai and South End Zone and found them to be really nice.

  73. RedZone November 11, 2009 3:34 pm

    linemen cheek to cheek. Too much information ST.

  74. wafan November 11, 2009 3:53 pm

    Linemen with their heads close together.

  75. al November 11, 2009 3:56 pm

    sorry ralph…but it was not i who measured uiato. never made a claim to her height, let alone hardly know much about her.

  76. al November 11, 2009 3:59 pm

    on another note we had much success with the 5’8″ setters in the past.
    robyn ah mow and kanoe kamanao come to mind.

    i believe that their outrageous athletic ability overcame much of the height deficit. at this point a coach with an all american/olympic caliber setter would be happy if they were able to just get enough of a touch to disrupt the slams so the back row can get to them.

  77. mctruck November 11, 2009 4:09 pm

    Does anyone know if all-around athlete from Castle, Shaydon Kehano if he’s a senior, has been offered a scholarship from UH??

  78. SteveM November 11, 2009 4:49 pm

    Speaking of cheeks…at the UH-UNLV game I was sitting at the end of the row. After a standing cheer, I found myself with only 6″ of bench. “Could you please move down a bit?”, I asked, “…I only have one cheek on the bench”. The visual must have been too much…suddenly I had 2 seats of space. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

  79. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 11, 2009 5:13 pm


    LOL. thats hilarious. Btw, did you add me to the “cruise email list?”

  80. SteveM November 11, 2009 5:35 pm

    iwonderwhytheyhateme — oops, just did. Thanks for the reminder.

    I have a email group list of Tsai-ko cruisers– and those who are getting close to trying their first cruise. …and then I add some people I would like to go cruise with… ๐Ÿ™„ But seriously, if you would like to be added to my list, please let me know.

    We’ll share some cruise specials when we find them, share tips, and experiences, etc. Sometimes an occasional lunch (Cruiser’s Call) especially when a person is going or just returned from their first cruise!

    I am going to post my M/S Pride of America pix from last week’s cruise in it’s own web page soon. I took a lot of shots of the ship’s public areas to give everyone a brief “look and feel” of a larger cruise ship….yup, I really liked the Gold Rush Saloon…karaoke, darts, great view, and adjacent wall/door with the buffet… ๐Ÿ˜›

  81. westsidesview November 11, 2009 5:43 pm

    critics can and should speak their mind within bounds.
    contributions to a club tailgate have nothing to do with opinion.
    kazz called an aloha stadium attendant a punk.
    a poster objected.
    other posters chimed in too with their opinion.
    kazz offer an explanation.
    no one took anything personal–other than converging views.

    but liz kauai takes it to another level by excluding comment bc kazz contributes to a tail gate for club members.
    grow up!

  82. wafan November 11, 2009 5:54 pm


  83. westsidesview November 11, 2009 5:55 pm

    lol. divergent fits better. thanx.

  84. Ralph November 11, 2009 5:58 pm

    coach Nash must be wondering what can happen next to his team, Amis is out until December at least, now his 7′ recruit is out for at least 6 games because he played with a professional club in Brazil, Nash needs to find his #4 and #5 quickly as the season is about to begin this Friday.

  85. Ralph November 11, 2009 6:03 pm

    Wafan the school teacher being observant

  86. whitey November 11, 2009 6:11 pm

    getting upset by navy was embarassing for nd, but now they want to make excuses by going after navy hc’s post game comments. if i was nd, i would just keep quiet cause coach ken and future nd opponents know their tendencies, so correct it. as for their cut block, it is no secret that navy uses it, but officials in college ball are afraid to call it like the nfl. uh was on the receiving end of cut blocks at vegas, so what else is new?????

  87. whitey November 11, 2009 6:13 pm

    how to prevent cut blocks in a game???? i think it is simple, coach mc should approach the officials prior to gametime with navy and let them know of this major problem. if navy uses it and is not called, record it, file a complaint with the WAC, and followup to make sure these officials are put on notice.

  88. whitey November 11, 2009 6:15 pm

    letting the refs know prior to game is important cause it will make them more aware of the foul.

  89. Slugger November 11, 2009 6:16 pm

    Hoping Aulolo Tonga, Spencer Smith & Jovonte Taylor are feeling better for the game on Saturday.

  90. wafan November 11, 2009 6:18 pm

    Ralph . . .

    Nah. Just completed grading a stack of papers and was still in teacher mode. I keep thinking I should stop assigning research papers — but then the other teachers already have already trimmed their expectations and the kids have to learn sometime.

  91. whitey November 11, 2009 6:22 pm

    my own personal perception. it is good to see coach rolo exerting his influence on the offensive plays and getting more into the game. on the defensive side, would like to see the dl, lb, db coaches start to put their imprint on the defense. and lastly, would like to see coach mc be the head coach and trust his asst coach’s judgements on plays and players.

  92. whitey November 11, 2009 6:25 pm

    wafan, project suggestion. how’s about starting a rock and roll band with your students???? the we all will say, “U ROCK”!!!!!!!!!!

  93. wafan November 11, 2009 6:25 pm

    I really hope they are able to knock out the staph infections quickly and prevent further outbreaks!

    Does anyone know if the stadium treats the turf with a disinfectant prior to games? With all the bodily fluids on the turf I am surprised there are so few infections. Something as simple as bleach/water would probably suffice. Or is the assumption that the daily dose of natural UV would suffice?

  94. whitey November 11, 2009 6:28 pm

    wafan, call ed, but he was at meeting. left message for ed.

  95. whitey November 11, 2009 6:29 pm

    ok wafan, before go on brake, we go reach 100

  96. wafan November 11, 2009 6:30 pm

    whitey . . .

    No problem with rock and roll. That would be a lot of fun! I wonder if there would be room for some woodwinds. HA!

    How is M/M Ed M. doing?

  97. wafan November 11, 2009 6:31 pm

    Oops, is = are.

  98. whitey November 11, 2009 6:31 pm

    boyd gaming is sponsoring game this sat and coach riley should be there and also on fri night to watch the men bb.

  99. wafan November 11, 2009 6:31 pm

    whitey . . .

    We are nearly there!

  100. whitey November 11, 2009 6:32 pm

    wafan, they doing great and their daughter is japanese language instructor at king k hs.

  101. whitey November 11, 2009 6:32 pm

    wafan, right on. ok, now going brake.

  102. wafan November 11, 2009 6:33 pm

    Slow day. Where is everyone?

    Is there a humongous military parade?

  103. wafan November 11, 2009 6:35 pm

    whitey . . .

    My greetings to them when next you have the opportunity to see or speak with them!

  104. Slugger November 11, 2009 6:36 pm

    #87 ~ I agree with you, Whitey. If there is a way to prevent players from getting hurt due to illegal blocks, bringing the information to the officials attention before the game is reasonable. Puts the onus on the refs.

  105. A-House November 11, 2009 6:42 pm

    Great news on the new WVB recruits who will undoubtedly upgrade the program so we can enjoy their play.

    Athleticism will enable them to make significant contributions in the near future.

    With Brandt graduating, I was wondering who would be the next setter and now I know, Uiato. Do we see another Kanoe K in her?

  106. A-House November 11, 2009 6:46 pm


    Hey, that was me next to Peaches!!

    Was it our combined “cheeks” that nearly pushed you off the aluminum bench seats?

    Actually, between me and uhfan808, that’s 5 of us, we were crammed in like sardines. Speaking of sardines, one of my most favoriate meals is sardines with round onions. Little shoyu and sugar. yummmmmmmmy!

  107. A-House November 11, 2009 6:49 pm

    Meant to ask a long time ago, but who is Coach Duff?

    Is he the graduate assistant that was here for one season and disappeared when JJ left for SMU? Memory is going foggy on this one.

  108. chawan_cut November 11, 2009 6:59 pm

    and here’s a quote for our players….
    [quote]โ€œThey have decent athletes โ€“ they are not great athletes โ€“ but I think the scheme really helps them rack up the yards and the points.โ€ – head football coach DeWayne Walker.[/quote]
    from the NMSU school paper:

    Hopefully we can show the Aggies and Mr. Walker how “decent” they are….

  109. chawan_cut November 11, 2009 7:00 pm

    correction, “we are….”

  110. Kazz (blkberry_storm) November 11, 2009 7:04 pm

    Coach Shoji believes there is something “Kamana’o-ish” about Ms. Uiato and could give Mafua some “serious” competition at the starting setter position during the off-season.

    Funny… I was somewhat “down” following Wahine senior for several reasons I mentioned before, but with the news, the somewhat “almost” official news, about the new Wahine (gotta wait until it’s actually “official” with the LOIs) it’s back to business again.

    Hopefully we’ll see how these new young ladies can fill the needs Coach Shoji said we would need sooner than later.

    Importantly, I’m interested in the OH situation next season. We know Kanani is a mainstay. She’s good and gonna be great. Stephanie Ferrell will need to up her game and Cascioppo will have to up hers as well especially with Michelle Waber coming in, let’s see how “chummy” these two get now that they have fullfilled their wish of playing college volleyball together. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Going forward, I’m interested also to see where our serving game will be. Gone next season is the MANA from Aneli and the consistency from Kaufman, Lee, and Brandt.

    Ka’aihue is pretty consistent, Kanani is improving, even saw Hewitt take a few “snaps” at the service line in one match this season.

  111. Kekoa November 11, 2009 7:08 pm

    wafan ~ Malcontention and unrest on the blog today. People lose interest when this happens. Kinda leaves a bitter taste in your mouth, ya know?

  112. Kazz (blkberry_storm) November 11, 2009 7:12 pm

    Wow, the Aggies got their share of issues. How we play coming out of the tunnel to start the game and going forward to FINISH it, will speak of how focused the coaching staff kept our players after such a much needed win on Saturday.

    I look at the situation last season. We had a big win at home against Nevada last year. In that game we saw a break-out for Greg Alexander as our QB. Then we had some people reporting a very laxed practice the following week before they went up to Logan, Utah.

    The rest is history… Another game we should have won.

    This time it’s kind of the same. Another big win, team must be riding high on emotion, this time can the coaches keep the players focused????

    A win is good on Saturday. If we “eek” by it, not good for keeping Hawaii Bowl 2009 hopes up. If we POUND THEM and don’t take our foot off their throats until the scoreboard reads 4th 0:00, then can!!! :mrgreen:

    Reality is NMSU well, sucks.

    If they look good against us, even in a loss to us, what does that say?

    WARRIORS, KILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MUST KILL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  113. Kazz (blkberry_storm) November 11, 2009 7:17 pm


    I can tell you for a fact that they (Aloha Stadium) don’t do anything to the turf with regards to “treatment”.

    The only thing they do is to drag the field to “even out” the “blades” of artifical turf so it doesn’t get flat… (So much that has done right?)

    I talked story to a stadium usher a few seasons ago and no, this one wasn’t a punk. ๐Ÿ˜†

    Anyway, they don’t treat it or “sanitize” it.

  114. Kazz (blkberry_storm) November 11, 2009 7:22 pm

    โ€œEmily reminds me a lot of Amber Kaufman. She hits behind the setter extremely well and is an active blocker.โ€ โ€“ Dave Shoji

    NO Coach, sorry Coach, there is only ONE! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  115. Oh my! November 11, 2009 7:35 pm

    It’s funny how someone could call somebody a punk for committing the sin of being a little overzealous in doing their job. What’s even worse is wishing that others do harm to that person so that he “gets his” yet not being willing to handle it himself.


  116. Stephen Tsai November 11, 2009 7:56 pm

    Aloha Stadium’s turf is bad because it’s worn down.
    That’s what happens.
    I mean, blades don’t re-grow
    The good thing is that the grading and underneath stuff is all in place. Just gotta roll on a new rug, no?

  117. Kazz November 11, 2009 8:03 pm


    Not only that but looks like you could actually walk up to it with a crowbar and peel off the current turf.

    Last season, during a downpour the smooth concrete ends of the field can get large puddles. I saw a groundscrew person lift the turf in the endzone to allow the water to run off into the drainage system.

    Looked real ghetto.

  118. whitey November 11, 2009 8:05 pm

    wafan, go on brake and look what pops up!!!!!

  119. Stephen Tsai November 11, 2009 8:06 pm

    Re: Overzealous

    Yeah, name-calling is not nice.

    As for over-zealousness, I think it’s a matter of good judgment. If somebody is standing the entire game, not so good, and the usher should intervene.
    If the person is standing and yelling after a touchdown, that’s fine, and the usher might want to considering renewing his chill-pill prescription at Longs.
    As for gentlemen’s bets, well, that’s what happens when some people are still on an interim basis and trying to make a splash. Dobelle was a lot of things, but his common-sense test was sound.

  120. whitey November 11, 2009 8:12 pm

    i look at this weekend’s game with NaMaSU as being a most challenging one. i have my own personal preference of who should be starting, but i want to see if the warriors will play as a team, and i mean team. they showed vast improvements last sat as a team and the coaches did a satisfactory job. will see!!

  121. Stephen Tsai November 11, 2009 8:12 pm

    I took debate in high school, and the one no-no was peripheral arguments.
    The debate question is:
    Resolve โ€” the conduct of the usher and subsequent conduct of Kazz.
    The issue is not: Does the blog host always take the side of frequent posters.

  122. Kazz November 11, 2009 8:13 pm

    The ushers Kama and I witnessed might have been on “chill pills”, but they must have been the size of burritos and those ushers probably thought they were suppositories.

    Which would explain their “cranky” and “tight” attitudes! ๐Ÿ˜†

  123. Stephen Tsai November 11, 2009 8:14 pm

    Kazz is a big boy. He can defend himself.
    Nobody should be attacking the LizK’s since they’re the purehearts.
    Wow. I just made a new rule.

  124. Stephen Tsai November 11, 2009 8:20 pm

    I think policing is a case-by-case thing.
    For instance, on an airplane, if kids are kicking or whiney or whatever, hey, let it go. It’s understandable. We were all kids once, and we all got restless in planes. Bless their hearts for being energetic.
    If the large guy hogs the arm rest, let that go, too. People come in all sizes.
    If you have an aisle seat, and folks bump into you while walking down the aisle, a simple, “hey, please watch it” will suffice.
    But if somebody puts a bag in the foot space in front of you, well, ya kick the stuffing out of the thing the entire flight.
    But that’s just me.
    Judgment, right?

  125. Kazz November 11, 2009 8:21 pm


    As far as I am concerned, there is no debate.

    There has been nothing different about the way I post my opinions from today since day one back in late 2006.

  126. chawan_cut November 11, 2009 8:22 pm

    everyone needs to take their frustrations out by yelling at the refs or other teams like we do. (ST can attest to this)
    there’s many a seat near us to do that if you want….

  127. Kazz November 11, 2009 8:22 pm


    I like the new rule! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  128. chawan_cut November 11, 2009 8:24 pm

    wait, another correction.
    …refs AND other teams…
    because they both deserve it.

  129. Stephen Tsai November 11, 2009 8:25 pm

    But where was I?
    I noticed that some of the most disagreeable people always complain that they’re being censored or judged harshly or whatever.
    Not so. I let everything go, as long as they don’t attack others specifically. I mean, I’ve seen some really, uh, different sort of posts. For instance, somebody said Player A should be replaced by Player B, because Player B is so much better. Thing is, Player B isn’t even on the roster. So I try to be nice, saying, “I’m not sure … ”
    But you let things go because everyone is entitled to an opinion.

  130. Kazz November 11, 2009 8:27 pm


    I had fun at the last basketball game. Student section ROCKS! You’re so close to the refs!!! ๐Ÿ˜†

    BUT… For this Monday, I will have to sit either behind the UH bench for vocal support or at least in lower B. Me and some others are gonna make it when the doors open at 10pm to make sure we get those seats.

    No worry though! When a Bear fouls out, I’ll be waiting your cue!!!! “Aloha oe… Aloha oe… SIT DOWN!!!!!

    Hope that doesn’t offend anyone soft on the ears. ๐Ÿ™„ … ๐Ÿ˜†

  131. Kazz November 11, 2009 8:30 pm


    Refs deserve it more. Heck, if we got away with some things I’d just laugh and take the advantage.

    Refs are “supposed” to call it both ways.

    So they get the slight nod when it comes to the boo-birds pooing all over their ears.

  132. Stephen Tsai November 11, 2009 8:30 pm

    One of the basketball referees is my friend. Very diligent guy. Always wanted to be a ref, so bless him.
    But he called TWO technicals in an exhibition between UH and BYUH. I mean, c’mon.
    So I saw him at the football game, and I said: Two techs.
    And then everybody was like: Two techs?
    And he says: Hey, I’d tech you if you were at the game.
    But, I mean, two techs in an exhibition game?

  133. Stephen Tsai November 11, 2009 8:36 pm

    The one thing I can’t stand is when I used to go to the Pit. Fans would always yell, C’mon, ref, call it both ways.
    And if it’s at the pit, the Lobos are shooting in the bonus in the first six minutes.
    At least El Paso are funny. They were the ones who started the “Go Back to Foot Locker” chants.

  134. Stephen Tsai November 11, 2009 8:40 pm

    By the way, UH didn’t get a commitment from a quarterback today. Or anytime recently.
    I think they’re done recruiting QBs.
    Moniz should be going on scholie in January.
    A lot of guys are coming off the books.

  135. Stephen Tsai November 11, 2009 8:42 pm

    I need an interpretation on this one, but there are four post-graduates on the roster now.
    I would think that their scholarships could be used by grayshirts or JC transfers in January right? And the postgraduates then could go on non-active scholarships, like how UH pays for Nate Ilaoa or Micah Lau.
    Make sense?

  136. chawan_cut November 11, 2009 8:47 pm

    i think those tech calls were called for. campbell dunked got up and then got in the guys face who fouled him. not in anger but it was more of an “In ‘Yo face!” but he didn’t have to.
    the other one was on the BYUH guy who started waving his finger (ala Mutumbo) at something after he got called for a foul. i think he was telling his coach no no no, but your friend must’ve thought it was aimed at him.
    at least the refs were not as sucky at the BYUH game like they were at the Hilo or HPU (wahine) games.

    you can sit by us any game. i think the seats will be empty for the beginning of the season until everyone else realizes how good a team we actually are. i can’t wait to see Mr. Williams shoot on Friday. sucks that Amis is out but we have a bunch of low post guys that have experience and will have to step it up.

    i just realized how bad my spelling and grammar are when it comes to posts. i don’t really pay attention to the proper rules when it comes to blogs or forums.

  137. d1ๅณถ November 11, 2009 8:48 pm

    OK. Just pau B2B episodes of The Unit…

    Whadeye miss?

  138. chawan_cut November 11, 2009 8:49 pm

    did you see the BYUH player pulling the Mark Sanchez (& his hot dog snack during the game)??? he had a bag of popcorn instead, and he was just a bench guy, but i caught him and he heard me and he sheepishly curled up the bag and hid it under his chair.

  139. Stephen Tsai November 11, 2009 8:51 pm

    Meant to ask a long time ago, but who is Coach Duff?

    He’s Terrance Duffield, a retired Marine. (Yes, I’ve received the e-mails that there’s no such thing as an “ex-Marine.”)
    He was helpful in UH pursuing recruits. He helped steer Adam Leonard, Leon Wright-Jackson and Tim Grasso to UH, and helped place Alex Green in a JC.
    He was hired as a UH graduate assistant in 2007, and helped a lot in the scout work, breaking down videos that would be used to form game plans. I think he got burnt out at the end of the season, and left the program after the Sugar Bowl.
    He still lives in Lanikai with his wife and three kids. I think he runs a fishing business, something like fishbone.

  140. d1ๅณถ November 11, 2009 8:55 pm

    Good for Moniz…

  141. Garret November 11, 2009 8:57 pm


    Thank you for your note about how you had been having problems at times with the blog software also. It is so frustrating when the blog doesn’t refresh when I post something–it just hangs and doesn’t even indicate that my post went through. So, I have to close that tab (just refreshing doesn’t work when the software hangs) and load the blog again to see if my post is there. And the blog loads very slowly for me sometimes. For each post I have to make 5 clicks and wait after each one when the software/server is being difficult…

    Other times the blog software works fine. But the delays makes it too hard to post sometime. That was a shame today because I took a work break and found all kinds of interesting info on NMSU, including quotes that they said about UH this week and earlier. I just gave up after awhile today and threw away a bunch of articles that related to this week’s game.

  142. Stephen Tsai November 11, 2009 9:00 pm

    Coach Duff always was part of the Corbin Brown situation.
    Brown was a DB at a Las Vegas High School.
    I was in LaTech when JJ told Duff to offer a scholie to Brown. They call Brown. Brown accepts, and then tells the LV media.
    The family is then waiting for a visit. Father keeps pressing. Coaches keep hedging, because they’re involved in the perfect season.
    Finally, the coaches tell Brown’s dad that he is free to pursue other offers. Father is irked, thinking the offer was revoked. He voices displeasure, then the offer is revoked.
    There were erroneous reports that the offer was made without JJ’s approval. Not true at all. JJ did sign off on it.

  143. Garret November 11, 2009 9:01 pm

    BSU found an interesting way to raise $20 million for facility upgrades…they are selling stock in their Athletic Department. $20 million will pay for a LOT of facility upgrades!

    Boise State University announced today it will form a new corporation and sell shares to the public.

    “We’re now going to sell shares of stocks in the Broncos, in our team,” said Gene Bleymaier, BSU Athletic Director.

    It’s about money. Boise State has projects it wants to do like adding more seats to Bronco stadium, but the money isn’t there. So BSU started a nonprofit organization called Boise State Broncos Inc., and they’re selling Bronco Stock, but you’ll never see this stock on the New York Stock Exchange.

    “I suppose when you call something a stock it is misleading because it implies ownership. There is no ownership,” said Certified Financial Planner Dave Petso. “This is not a stock in anyway shape or form. It won’t trade, it can’t trade.โ€

    “You own a piece of the money that’s in the company at any point in time, and you own the ability to come to the meetings and give your thoughts and suggestions on how it ought it be deployed. But as it is deployed it is gone as far as you’re concerned,” said Boise State Broncos CEO Jon Miller.

    The goal, raise 20 million dollars by selling shares at 100-bucks a piece. Bleymaier says the stock does not earn you any privileges, it does not appreciate and stockholders do not receive dividends.

  144. Garret November 11, 2009 9:03 pm


    Interesting info on the Corbin Brown situation. From that it sounds like the offer wasn’t revoked when Brown’s dad thought it was, only after he spoke out about it. That indicates a communications problem that probably frustrated all concerned.

  145. Stephen Tsai November 11, 2009 9:03 pm

    That’s a shame about the snafus.
    I know a lot of people use your info. Saves time in looking up stories.

  146. Garret November 11, 2009 9:14 pm


    I finished a big work project today so I did all kinds of research on NMSU in the hour I took a break from work. Then the blog software just made it so hard to post it!

    The sad thing is that there doesn’t seem to be any problem with other forums, just this blog. Even Esme’s site works fine and all the other sports sites I look at do not have problems with posting. But I didn’t want to post the NMSU info anywhere else so I just threw it away when I got frustrated with the blog software/server. The stat stuff I came up with the trends for NMSU this season was interesting (at least to me), especially since they are changing QBs for the UH game and their coach is talking about doing what they did earlier this season…

    RIght now I have 2 tabs that are open because I posted to the blog with them…and right now both just say “Loading…” and are permanently stuck. So, I have to go to my WB bookmark, then go to today’s entry, then check to see if the comment posted.

    My browser says that my Corbin Brown post hasn’t posted yet, but I see it in post #145 above. Weird. I’ll check the blog tomorrow to see if I can post then–maybe try a different browser too.

  147. Stephen Tsai November 11, 2009 9:16 pm

    I’m sorry. You’re posting on ANOTHER blog?

  148. madeinhawaii November 11, 2009 9:19 pm


    Did you try accessing the blog using a different browser?

  149. Rich2176 November 11, 2009 9:20 pm

    ST – Slow lately? You’ve posted more than in recent memory. Looking forward to seeing everyone in San Jose.

  150. Stephen Tsai November 11, 2009 9:28 pm

    Hey, Rich:
    It’s actually been hectic.
    And the players are right. The road trips really knock you out.
    Looks like we’re going to head to Napa around noon Friday. We’ve got dinner reservations in San Fran at 10 p.m.

  151. lakesidegt November 11, 2009 9:42 pm

    Sad – San Jose Mercury News writer Jon Wilner predicting that Dick Tomey will not be back at San Jose State in 2010

  152. madeinhawaii November 11, 2009 9:48 pm


    Is that due to fan/performance dissatisfaction or voluntary retirement?

  153. Da Punchbowl Kid November 11, 2009 9:59 pm

    Hi Stephen. Hi Rich. Hi madeinhawaii. Hi Garret. Hi d1. Hi Coach Duff.

    Talk about a guy with passion! That would be Coach Duff. Funny, but he seems like the kind of guy who WOULD run a fishin’ boat. I met him some years ago. Nice guy. I guess ya just don’t wanna disagree with him on some other sports blog.

  154. Da Punchbowl Kid November 11, 2009 10:00 pm

    That IS sad lakeside.

  155. madeinhawaii November 11, 2009 10:02 pm

    I suppose this is the one and same Coach Duff?

  156. whitey November 11, 2009 10:03 pm

    does coach tomey deserve to be treated like this in san jose??? i would think san jose would have more class than using the media to make the decision for them.

  157. Slugger November 11, 2009 10:06 pm


    Maybe you’ll get to meet my sister who lives in SJ. She & hubby want to sit w/ UH fans. Pointed her to the Na Koa page with all of the pre-game events.


    Are you guys really going to make it to the winery I suggested? Some of the best sparkling wine in the US. I used to buy a case when I had access.

    Night all!

    Get well, Warriors!

    (OK, just hit a snafu trying to post…trying again…)

  158. whitey November 11, 2009 10:12 pm

    before i porget. congratulations to coach shoji and the wahine vb team for getting all their recruits signed for 2010. like i said in the past post, this year’s team has laid the foundation for future wahine vb players. also i said team, not individuals.

  159. Da Punchbowl Kid November 11, 2009 10:13 pm

    Thanks for the link, made…

    Goodnight Ms. Slugger ๐Ÿ™‚

  160. Da Punchbowl Kid November 11, 2009 10:14 pm

    How you, whitey-san?

  161. Da Punchbowl Kid November 11, 2009 10:17 pm

    Okay, time for Letterman. Good night all!

  162. Ralph November 11, 2009 10:17 pm

    the blog is slow with either Opera or Firefox. Slow in posting and refreshing. Sometimes it won’t scroll down, “not responding” is a frequent occurrence, complete freeze. At times I get a message, remote server unable to locate warriorbeat, check your url or spelling.

  163. Da Punchbowl Kid November 11, 2009 10:17 pm


  164. madeinhawaii November 11, 2009 10:19 pm


    I’m using Firefox, too. But I’m not experiencing any such problems. Might be some conflict with one of your extensions or plugins.

  165. Da Punchbowl Kid November 11, 2009 10:19 pm

    I have Firefox over Road Runner. No probs here, Ralph.

    Okay, good night for real now.

  166. madeinhawaii November 11, 2009 10:20 pm

    Me too… good night.

  167. Ralph November 11, 2009 10:22 pm

    Kazz Courtney Senas signed with Florida State.

  168. madeinhawaii November 11, 2009 10:22 pm

    Ralph.. you may want to try disabling any active Microsoft plug-ins from the Tools/add-ons list in Firefox.

  169. labrat November 11, 2009 10:25 pm

    I am using Safari. No problems.

  170. SteveM November 11, 2009 10:30 pm

    I have experienced no problems with the bogware since I have been home. I only experience the exact problems described by Ralph in post #163 when I was using a satellite modem on a ship at $ .60 per minute… ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

  171. Stephen Tsai November 11, 2009 10:36 pm

    I think San Jose was really hurt by the APR losses.

  172. SteveM November 11, 2009 10:37 pm

    labrat — me too. Using Safari (Mac) and sometimes Firefox. Only problems were on ship–I thought it might be HA firewall/SPAM issue. But probably not if people can get in and post once in a while.

  173. al November 11, 2009 10:41 pm

    ralph….be careful of what you download.

  174. al November 11, 2009 10:42 pm

    whitey…got your message. sorry i was at a dinner/mtg. check you tomw.

  175. al November 11, 2009 10:43 pm

    i think sjsu lost about 7 scholarships per year for the past 3 years or so.

  176. rasu begasu November 11, 2009 10:44 pm

    Gooood Moooorning from LV!

  177. rasu begasu November 11, 2009 10:47 pm

    Hmm, took a week off from the blog, but still see a fair share of crybabies and wet rags posting.
    Oh well.

    UH 54 NMS 7

  178. rasu begasu November 11, 2009 10:52 pm

    Not good when a State school has a bad APR.(and a relatively weak football program to boot)
    That IS Coach Tomeys fault

  179. SteveM November 11, 2009 10:54 pm

    November 11th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Hey, that was me next to Peaches!!

    Was it our combined “cheeks” that nearly pushed you off the aluminum bench seats?…

    Ahhh, well…actually “no”. But I could get killed answering this one…no need “combined”. ๐Ÿ˜

    But tell the rest of the story–when UHfan808 relayed the request to move down, that’s when the space really freed up. ๐Ÿ˜†

  180. Ralph November 11, 2009 10:54 pm

    MIH how do i get rid of microsoft plug in exactly, step by step, don’t want to screw up my computer deleting the wrong app., I switched to opera, how do I get rid of microsoft plug in opera. Firefox froze on me, “not responding”, more often than on Opera.

  181. rasu begasu November 11, 2009 10:55 pm

    Pk, I see how it is.
    I’m here so nobody else posts, so I keep posting like an idiot with nothing to say, until I make okole or run out of trivial matter.
    Well, I’m up to the challenge!

  182. rasu begasu November 11, 2009 10:56 pm

    SteveM, are you saying that the young lady has an enormous OSHIRI?

  183. Ralph November 11, 2009 10:57 pm

    Al most of my problems occur while on WB or HA page, or switching apps if I am done with the page. If I am on HA online, I can read sports article and after I am done, I try to switch to local news and it freezes, “not responding”, the hour glass is on and I can’t swtich, close or scroll, everything freezes.

  184. Stephen Tsai November 11, 2009 10:58 pm

    You know, Ralph and SteveM have feelings, too.

  185. SteveM November 11, 2009 10:58 pm

    Hi “rasu begasu”… a question/thought occurred to me about you cruising in Hawaii. Check your email.

    Gotta work tomorrow. Good night everyone!

  186. Stephen Tsai November 11, 2009 10:59 pm

    Know how to avoid all of the application problems?
    Buy a newspaper.

  187. rasu begasu November 11, 2009 10:59 pm

    Have to admit, Rich2176 and I shared 3 seats together, yup we were cheek to cheek at the UNLV game

  188. Ralph November 11, 2009 10:59 pm

    also, what is a remote server, lately I’ve gotten message that the remote server is unable to locate the warriorbeat, message to check url or spelling of site.

  189. Rich2176 November 11, 2009 11:01 pm

    ST – 10 pm in SF? Us old folks eat at 4:30 pm. But, it’s only 8 pm HST. Perhaps I’ll meet you up there or hook up when you get back to SJ.

    Slugger – not sure where I’ll be watching the game. Either tix from Stretch or in JD’s box. Regardless, I’ll be at the tailgate for a VERY long time. Just tell your sister to look for the short haole guy with a greenie in both hands.

    DPK – sorry I couldn’t talk longer today. It’s been nuts at work.

    Okay, my take on the victory last week. Team continues to play hard and is starting to execute on offense. D needs to shut down 3rd down conversions. PERIOD!!! Glad to see lots of running and an option play or two. What’s the deal with the same penalties called on the same O-Lineman game after game? Some bogus calls IMHO. Block on Purcell seemed clean and he will learn from that. Gotta give props for the effort in pursuit. LWJ – one word – AWESOME. O-line worked their butts off giving Moniz time and wide open holes for LWJ and AG.

    Looking forward to another WARRIOR victory this week and in SJ.

    Pomai – 52- Us…24 – them

  190. rasu begasu November 11, 2009 11:01 pm

    Ralph has what?
    SteveM is a sensitive guy, I’ll give you that, but Ralph?

  191. Ralph November 11, 2009 11:03 pm

    most of the newspaper goes unread, online is best, pick only the article that draws my interest. so the title to the article is the drawing factor.

  192. SteveM November 11, 2009 11:04 pm

    ST — not where I sit ๐Ÿ˜†
    John — mass is not size dependent — think cubic foot of lead vs. water…

    Someone call Al and wake him up…I gptta write an email.
    Good night for real!

  193. Rich2176 November 11, 2009 11:05 pm

    Rasu – My cheeks never felt more toasty…

  194. tom mui November 11, 2009 11:11 pm

    Got this from JD:

    It was great talking to Jim (Bolte-who donated that 2.1M to Na Koa), but he was pretty insistent that he did not want me driving down to see him (although it is a nice drive and I sure do enjoy spending time with him and talking about “Old Hawaii…”)

    As far as the conference championship banners, if memory serves me correctly, Rich Sheriff (Stan Sheriff Arena Manager) and/or Teri Chang (Assistant AD for Facilities and Events) were looking into options and costs regarding this issue. Our thoughts were to do something for the arena sports…

    As a side note, besides the Tsaiko’s potentially assisting us with this project, the wahine volleyball booster club has also offered to help, so maybe we can move this project forward sooner than later…

    Certainly with the economic conditions we are facing as a department on a macro scale, we certainly do appreciate your offer to help!

    Take care and one of us will get back to you!

  195. rasu begasu November 11, 2009 11:14 pm

    I tried cooling off the area by spilling your beer

  196. Rich2176 November 11, 2009 11:16 pm

    It worked. Don’t know how I ended up with 3 at once…

  197. Rich2176 November 11, 2009 11:19 pm

    So, what’s the deal with the staph infections? Is there real soap in the dispensers? Why is the turf at the stadium “infected”? Inquiring minds need to know…

  198. tom mui November 11, 2009 11:20 pm


    Sorry – don’t have your e-mail address and would have sent you #195 instead of broadcasting it.

  199. rasu begasu November 11, 2009 11:27 pm

    Rich, the Aloha stadium turf is covered in slimy rainwater, spit (a lot of spit), vomit, blood, sweat, tears, bird offal and fecal matter and a surprising amount of urine.
    No one cleans this, ever.
    Locker rooms are not all that better.

  200. al November 11, 2009 11:31 pm

    yah, i did doze off.

    ralph, just take your pc down to your local repair shop. perhaps a bug lives within the confines of your computer.

  201. al November 11, 2009 11:34 pm

    lv…what was the name of that sushi place in henderson with the “all you can eat” menu. it was at some strip mall in the suburbs.

  202. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 11, 2009 11:36 pm

    almost 200!

  203. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 11, 2009 11:36 pm

    Dang batch posting uploads…

    Sushi Mon?

  204. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 11, 2009 11:38 pm

    Sweet TECHNICOLOR Warrior Dreams!

    Go, Jakob Karr, SYTYCD!

  205. rasu begasu November 11, 2009 11:48 pm

    Island Sushi?
    Inaka Sushi?

  206. jm2375 November 11, 2009 11:49 pm

    why is my comment from 11:20 this morning still awaiting moderation? ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

  207. Ralph November 12, 2009 12:09 am

    JMxxx what is the probability that the moderator made a mistake?

  208. al November 12, 2009 12:13 am

    not sushi mon.

    i have the guys card somewhere.
    island sushi is a local boy owned no?

    i’ll find out later. grrrrr.

  209. al November 12, 2009 12:16 am


    stop swearing then you will be okay.

  210. rasu begasu November 12, 2009 12:52 am

    Al,yeah Island sushi’s owner is from Aiea.

  211. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 12, 2009 1:13 am



    You Da Man. Thanks for the drinks brother!

  212. GoalieLax November 12, 2009 3:34 am

    Whitey – cut blocks ARE NOT illegal. You can tell a ref to look for them all you want, but nothing’s going to get called, because cut blocks are legal blocks. Cut blocks just mean that a SINGLE player goes low to get another player on the ground or pushed off the action. Chop blocks, where a defender is engaged high and another player goes low, are illegal.

  213. garret November 12, 2009 4:57 am


    My problems with the blog have been while using Firefox. I stopped using IE a long time ago, so now I’ve switched to Chrome. So far, things seem to be working fine with Chrome…

    During my lunch break I’ll try madeinhawaii’s suggestion for disabling some Microsoft plug-ins to see if I can get my Firefox browser to work with this blog. I don’t have any problems with reading the articles on the Advertiser.

  214. wafan November 12, 2009 5:40 am

    Kekoa . . .

    Yes, I understand.

    Hope all are doing well in the family!

  215. wafan November 12, 2009 5:42 am

    Hi, H-Bod!!!

    Enjoy the day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  216. d1ๅณถ November 12, 2009 5:49 am

    Mornin’ All!

    Hopin’ for Healin’ for the Warriors….

    Four more to bowlin’….

    How far can I make it w/out the 7th letter? ๐Ÿ˜†

  217. d1ๅณถ November 12, 2009 5:51 am

    Been usin’ Firefox at home w/out problems.

    Use IE at work…it wouldn’t load once this week.

  218. d1ๅณถ November 12, 2009 6:03 am

    Hmmm… darn.

    GO WILDCATS X 2!!!

  219. d1ๅณถ November 12, 2009 6:07 am

    Well, it’s not Saturday yet but at least we can see Vernon Davis and the Niners “destroy” the Bears’ front seven! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

  220. d1ๅณถ November 12, 2009 6:11 am

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!


  221. postmanke November 12, 2009 6:23 am

    I wanted to post something about 3 weeks ago about all the staff infections.. ok just kidding =)

    Last week when I read that more players were getting treated for staph issues for first thing comes to mind was the locker room and equipment. Athletic equipment is often the most overlooked.

    I almost purchased this system for our business last year but decided not to go that route. but I love the machine.

    Dont know if UH is using a vendor with cleaning capabilities such as this.. they should…

  222. Buffoman November 12, 2009 7:03 am

    here’s a thought. Has anyone (official types) looked into the high school players who have used Aloha Stadium to see if their players with “rug burns” have turned into the same staph infections affecting the Warriors?

    If not, the stadium may not be the source of the problem. the problem may point to the UH facilities on campus as the common denominator.

  223. madeinhawaii November 12, 2009 7:28 am

    Buffoman… I’ve heard the University Staff called worst things.

    Morning all…

    Message to RALPH…
    It sounds like your internet connection is weak or faltering. Unplug all connections between your computer and modem, clean and replug. If you have no other computer connected to the modem, clean the cable leading to the modem as well.

    Check your connection speed with some online tester like..

    Make sure your connection speed is up to snuff.

  224. Slugger November 12, 2009 7:29 am

    Gooood Morning!

  225. djmitcho November 12, 2009 7:45 am

    Good Morning All! Hope everyone has good day. Its off to a chilly start here in Spokane. Almost had to scrape the windows on the vehicle this morning, but the windshield fluid did the trick. 2 days to game day! GO WARRIORS!

  226. westsidesview November 12, 2009 9:19 am

    Coach Duff is credited with “steering” more recruits to Hawaii than was mentioned by ST including several frosh and starters on the current roster. He was simply amazing and worked 24/7 for peanuts along with Jeff Reinebold (before JR became a full-time position coach).
    Both coaches exhibited extraordinary energies and were cyber techies that surfed the net relentlessly although the Marine took it to the highest level.
    While sungod was somewhat of a shotgun recruiter he did score, but Duff was zeroed-in with youngsters, understood their culture and simply had a gift for selection and pursuit seldom seen by UH recruiters.

    His software game preparation and applications contributed to Hawaii’s highest D ranking under JJs tenure.
    Too bad.

    Corbin Brown is doing well at AFA as a DB and his family is a class act.
    The kid really wanted to attend UH.
    No point in digressing but character issues involving some still linger. Duff is not one of them.
    Again, too bad, Corbin’s childhood teammate, Keola, was also considering UH before everything imploded.

    Coach Duff is nationally recognized as a fly fisherman and is nationally certified by a national association (IGFA) and I believe the only one with captain status in Hawaii.

    You can believe bigname coaches around the country who are ardent fly fishermen have been on Duff’s tour here in Hawaii, so his links to football hasnt waned bc of his business success.
    CD is a straight forward guy with passionate and informed opinion– who has unfettered love for Hawaii’s football program.

    You want to talk straight-forward football without koolaid–give Coach Duff a call–better yet, go fishin! ๐Ÿ™‚

  227. letsgowarriors November 12, 2009 9:29 am

    did the coaches save a mid year scholie for quezada?

  228. letsgowarriors November 12, 2009 9:32 am

    by my count, at least 8 scholarships need to come off the books in december.


    hopefully we have more coming off the books for any other mid year JC guys and just in case quezada verbals to us.

  229. letsgowarriors November 12, 2009 9:36 am

    and i would assume kawika ornellas as well.

  230. madeinhawaii November 12, 2009 9:36 am

    Howt many seniors graduating this year are on scholies? I think there were only 12… maybe 11 senior starters with Satele injured and Malcolm on break.

  231. madeinhawaii November 12, 2009 9:40 am

    These are the seniors from UH Roster

    Jon Medeiros
    Chris Black
    Inoke Funaki
    Greg Alexander
    Brashton Satele
    Jayson Rego
    Leon Wright-Jackson
    Craig Bell
    Kimo Alo
    Viliami Nauahi
    Victor Clore
    Joshua Rice
    Tuika Tufaga
    Laupepa Letuli
    Blaze Soares
    Bo Montgomery
    John Estes
    John Fonoti
    R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane
    Ray Hisatake
    Raphael Ieru
    Aaron Kia
    Daniel Johnson
    Antwan Mahaley
    Malcolm Lane
    Chris Leatigaga
    Rocky Savaiigaea
    Kamalu Umu

  232. LizKauai November 12, 2009 9:46 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Busy workday as usual… all good stuff.

    No sign of lightening on the wessai… or swsai…
    Hope the Saturday weather is favorable!


  233. d1ๅณถ November 12, 2009 10:04 am

    Ex-NaMaSU HC, Hal Mumme is at McMurry College in Texas. This article from last week talks about the progress his current team is making. They went from an 0’fer last year and a continuing 17-game losing streak to winning 4 in a row. He’s still using his “Air Raid” offense.

    Found it interesting that Abilene has three college teams: McMurry and Hardin-Simmons in D3 and D2 Abilene Christian.

  234. d1ๅณถ November 12, 2009 10:07 am

    Gee, the mechanics and spelling really go out the window when spontaneity is tried….

  235. al November 12, 2009 10:57 am

    on another note….

    besides being concerned about how many points the warriors will win by, my next concern is just what will the momo’s bring to the tailgate this week?

  236. al November 12, 2009 10:58 am

    and so…
    warriors 56 – 21

  237. al November 12, 2009 11:01 am


    i think the momo’s should take a break and leave the pot at home. just show up with your chopsticks. really, you guys have been cooking too much food for all of us.

    pan lau lau, beef sukiyaki, special ribs, and the like. we getting spoiled and a bit heavier these days.

  238. wafan November 12, 2009 11:08 am

    Mr. Tsai stirs and is not pleased.

    With mounting consernation he boldly and decisively reaches out his right index finger to weild the almighty delete button.


    The offending post is nothing more than a fading and unpleasant memory. Sitting back at his desk he slowly peruses the posts in a silent mission to seek and delete those who would dare offend and cross his line drawn in the ether.

  239. wafan November 12, 2009 11:11 am

    There are some plays I wish we could press a do-over button. Maybe a delete button would work at times, too.

  240. Stephen Tsai November 12, 2009 11:12 am

    Since we have the benefit of knowing the real identity of who’s posting, it’s easier to make zaps.

  241. rasu begasu November 12, 2009 11:21 am

    Wafan, should be this wa,

    The mighty Tsai awakens with a frown opon his handsome and
    rugged face.
    As he puts on a fresh pair of spiderman underroos and delicately, almost sensually stuffs a three day old spam musubi in his moist and willing mouth, he notices that the blog is again off kwlter.

    With mounting consernation he boldly and decisively reaches out his powerful right index finger to weild the almighty delete button.


    The offending post is nothing more than a fading and unpleasant memory. Sitting back at his desk he slowly munches on 7/11 corndogs and peruses the posts in a silent mission to seek and delete those who would dare offend and cross his line drawn in the ether.Llife is good, thinks the great Tsai.

  242. rasu begasu November 12, 2009 11:22 am

    I could use a delete button on ex wives and a mute button on the present one.

  243. rasu begasu November 12, 2009 11:25 am

    of course, they would be wising for a harpoon gun

  244. rasu begasu November 12, 2009 11:27 am


    Keyboard smells funky and the keys stick
    how’d the dog get up here?

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    rasu begasu,

    Wives already have that for their husbands…

    They’re called divorce attorneys.

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