Steele shows mettle
Quarterback Steele Jantz participated in his first offseason passing drills yesterday afternoon, impressing UH teammates with his arm strength.
Jantz, who is 6 feet 3 and 208 pounds, is a graduate of Nevada Union High in California. He missed all but three games of the 2007 season after suffering a broken leg.
Before attending Nevada Union, he was a student at Crespi High.
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I told Jett Jasper that he had a fan on the blog. He was like, “What? Me?” Jett’s a great guy, very humble, and he works hard. I know the coaches are trying to get him on the training camp roster. It’s a tough numbers crunch. Anyway, here’s Jett saying aloha to his No. 1 fan from Kaua‘i:
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Give credit to Jim Donovan and Scott Chan for an agreement to turn over 1,000 Aloha Stadium parking stalls to UH. (Although announcing the plan during Calf Call was, well, uncalled for.) It is estimated UH can earn $100,000 by selling those stalls.
Still, I like Robert Kekaula’s plan better.
Aloha Stadium currently gets to keep all of the revenue from parking. The stadium charge is $5 per car, and there are an estimated 8,000 stalls. For seven home games, the stadium would earn $280,000.
Kekaula’s suggestion is to double the parking charge to $10 per car, with UH getting the additional $5 per auto.
Under his plan, UH gets $280,000 for the seven home games, revenue it wouldn’t have received in the past. Aloha Stadium keeps those 1,000 stalls and maintains its $280,000 revenue. And there is no change to the fans, except paying more for parking. But even at $10, that’s a bargain compared to other prime parking spots for Mainland events.
What do you think?
Good Morning TSAI-KOS!!!!
Good Morning ST!!! 🙂
Yep, such a sad story on what should be a joyous event!
A permanent solution to a temporary problem! Prayers to the family and friends.
By the way, I have received the envelopes from Al.
All Right, JETTTTTTTT!!!!
Is it me or does Jantz resemble a certain QB coach back in the day when he played????
All I know is that Jett is one pinkie short of a shaka.
hahaha… must be the camera angle/timing 😆
Happy to do it for your bloggers. Maybe I can get some t-shirts and stuff. They’ll be here next week!
Gimme the sizes.
No, I mean get some shirts from them to give away as blog prizes! 🙂
Gee, I haven’t posted this often since I’ve been here!
Oh, sorry. My bad.
Hey, Riley’s in town. We should all get together.
I know they wanted to see if they could “borrow” that thingy that shoots t-shirts into the crowd at the basketball games. I don’t know the outcome of that. Well I guess it didn’t actually!
The group will be in Oahu the week of the 9th. Want to play some golf? I don’t think Riley’s game has improved with retirement.
wow… there is a pic of Rolo in 2003 – highly similar to the Jantz look. Not linking it ’cause it is from daodda papah. Hope Steele stays healthy and gets a chance to make his mark!
I don’t play golf, but I’d go out there for the 19th hole.
I am nodding… La Mancha practice tomorrow and then grandson’s birthday party at the beach!
Nitey nite and the sweetest of sweet dreams to you all!
Wow, a new post to reward us night shift guys! Thanks, ST.
Garret, I just now checked my email. Didn’t know what you were referring to when you said you had sent me something, but now I do. Will get back to you shortly.
I’ll be in touch, I know they’d like to meet you! Me too for that matter!
I saw “Steele,” and I thought, “Phil Steele said something about us?”
first impressions of steele- On appearance, he reminds me of Travis Laboy. Similar swagger and look in the eyes. Looks like he could fit the mold of one of those MMA competitors. He looks tough.
Hey Jason, a belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
You’re up late…no curfew…..
He’s really tall.
There’s a lot of QB talent out there.
I met Repetti several years ago, when I was covering UH basketball. Great guy.
Too bad Frazier blew it with the Boyd Group. If they ponied up the millions they were thinking of giving, then Cooke (I mean, Ching) Field would be quite the complex.
Actually, I met more people when I was covering basketball. That’s because we could hang out with the team more on the road. In football, it’s hanging out in the lobby as the players exit 1 a.m. meetings.
ST, how did frazier blow it? And is it too late to re-visit that opportunity now?
This was due to Riley acknowledging the Boyd group in public for all they did for the basketball team and UH sports in general. JJ and HF didn’t do that at all.
I’m doing research on Jantz. Quoting Stephen:
From what I hear, the guy’s a decent athlete. Some message board posters have discussed him as a safety/linebacker guy who could try and develop into a QB. I couldn’t corroborate this, but one person said he did not have much experience as a QB prior to his senior year, and then he broke his leg.
Er, I think playing time would be better than experience. Bad choice of words on my part, there.
He took too long to close the deal. They waited and waited, and then the offer was gone.
I never could figure him out. He seemed smart. He was personable. But he never could finish anything. And he never listened to anybody.
The general counsel told him to check with the ethics commission before extending the Sugar Bowl list. He went ahead, anyway.
JD and the Boyd group are old friends. It goes back to the Hugh Yoshida days. I’m sure JD will make things right.
I met your dad at Komoda’s a few months back!
I was told he would be a safety. But there he was yesterday, flinging long passes.
I’m impressed with Jeramy Bryant’s work habits. He was doing ladder drills.
He has great footwork.
remember the maloof family, too. hope they show for practices this year.
Just saw KHNL’s report on the new Word of Life football team that is starting up under Joe Onosai. Pretty awesome work that Brother Joe is doing. Bet he wishes he had Brashton and Tipoti, though.
The problem with the previous administration is that they never started any events. Everything was a carryover from somebody else’s work; then they’d show up, smile for the cameras, and slip to their table in the corner.
JJ was so fed up he got into the fund-raising business, which is how his foundation ended up funneling all of that money to Na Koa the past year.
My niece, a Word of Life graduate, was surprised Tipoti didn’t go to UH. Tipoti and Onosai’s daughter are dating. She’s at UH.
ST, thanks for the info. Herman was always more concerned about his image than with actually getting things done. Rather than acknowledge there was a problem and getting help, he chose to BS his way because he was afraid of looking stoopid. Well, there’s only so long that you can continue that before it all catches up.
Re Tipoti: Careena transferred back from UCLA. Didn’t she tell Tipoti that the mainland ain’t all its cracked up to be? Oh, well.
Duffer, you met MY dad? Hmmm, I don’t think he’s been to Maui in decades.
Early Good Morning Everyone.
These past ten days have not been that great. If something could go wrong, it did.
First, the blown motor in the washer which cost us $$$ to fix plus we got to eat a $50 deposit from the first Repair Guy who never came back to do the actual repair work. We priced new washers, but there’s no way given what happened a few days later that we could pay for one anytime soon. Perhaps in a couple of years.
Sometime last Sunday morning, our 1988 Toyota was vandalized – along with several other cars – in a hotel parking lot. No insurance coverage, but we still had to come up with a huge chunk of change to get everything replaced.
That happened within 24 hours of receiving the letter about the loss of funding – and my day job. Job-hunting is always a pain, but a real challenge for older folks. Hopefully, I’ll have another 25 -30 years of usable shelf life left until I die.
Then on Tuesday, our e-mail/website hosting service went into a major meltdown causing all sorts of chaos which we’re still trying to straighten out. We have five business websites plus our personal e-mail addresses so free hosting services are not an option .Thus when things go wrong, they go wrong bigtime. We’ll be getting a credit on our next bill, however.
That was followed on Wednesday evening with our dog breaking his 50′ cable, pushing through a 6′ high redwood gate, and nipping a kid walking by with his parents at 8:30 pm. We’d gone shopping at Windward Mall and were away from the house for slightly over two hours. Now we’re facing criminal charges as owners of a Dangerous Dog. Ironic given that we’re the ones who got the law passed over a period of 1,199 days from November,1998, through September, 2001
And now I’m coming down with a really nasty summer cold.
Anyhow, when I checked e-mail around 11 pm, the missing ones from Thursday night and Friday morning finally downloaded containing information about the Calf Call. The latter one was time-stamped about 40 minutes ahead of the one sent last night. As soon as I get my voice back, I’m going to call ValueWeb to get their take on what happened. Maybe we have to replace the e-mail program itself.
It’s bad enough that there are no live sports in town, all the tv shows are on summer break or showing re-runs. Guess it’ll be going to the movies & reading books & upgrading the bridge skills for the next couple of months.
Hope everyone had a good time at Friday’s lunch and hope that all of you have a good time later today at Nancy’s. I’ve got to take the car in to the last of the repairs and am getting a ride out to Mililani for the meeting and then will be dropped off at the repair shop afterwards.
My bad, it may have been Hooiki’s dad. Memories going going gone! I haven’t stayed up this late in ages!
about fund raising- you mean arrive at a cocktail party. mingle with the boosters. tell a few jokes warm up the house have the deep pockets gravitate to you instead of retreating back to your table being less engaging, less personable
come to think of it I remember one of garret’s posts saying how one of his relatives had observed a HF at a party being the person we come to know now.
Hey, gang! Long time no see/smell/hang out.
Sorry to hijack this conversation, but I’ve run out of avenues for this thing I’m trying to figure out …
WarriorMojo, d1, Liz, A-Joe and any other fans of music in general, here’s a totally off-topic query: Any of you (or your kids, where applicable) follow “American Idol” this year? If so, did anyone manage to download any songs by the winner, David Cook? I am disappointed that I’m not able to find much of anything download-able at this point. His independent albums have been taken off sales from Amazon, etc., and only his single release remains on iTunes. I understand that during the “Idol” season, the contestants’ weekly songs could be found regularly on iTunes, but I didn’t start watching until the last couple weeks. Anyone can help?
Obvious this blog is supposed to be (mainly) about football, and yet I’m constantly amazed time and again by how resourceful my fellow Tsaikos are. I figger if I ask here, ya never know what you might find. Thanks, gang!
OK, back later (I hope). Still workin’ … 😡
WassupDoc, btw, so very sorry to hear about that horrendous string of bad luck! Wow — please take care! …
Oooohhh, lookeeeee here, I’m alone in the Tsaiko clubhouse again. What shall I do first … bounce on the bunk beds? Drink all the leftover Crown? Raid the fridge for the leftovers from the CC? Turn on the karaoke machine and play mike-hog all by myself? Hmmm …
wow. what is everyone doing up this late?
me, i just finished watching the season finale of “lost” and this past “l n l” show.
duffer, talk to you later this week. go easy on the boyd folks out there on the course.
Esme , drink the crown first then grab then turn on the karaoke machine and everthing else will take care of it self.
Liz, sorry to here about your son friend.
esme…..you can download about 8-10 david cook stuff on “limewire.com”.
you have your own karaoke system?
al: Really?! I gonna check right now. 😉
al … did you mean livewire?
al, no karaoke system of my own. I was just kidding about having one here in the virtual clubhouse. Heh. 😉
Anyway … OK, so now I’m on livewire (assuming that’s what you really meant to type), and … I’m lost. How did you find said list of 8-10 downloads? I’m on the site now…
esme. click this and download the program.
then go to search-audio enter david cook.
al, I feel like an idiot. I have limewire installed now, but how do I get to the search-audio field? …
al and esme, when you download Limewire just be careful because they try to put a lot of adware on your computer, other than that they have a good site.
esme top left side of the screen!
To all folks reading this and going, “Huh?!” — I’m sorry. Al and Pomai are serving as my middle-of-the-night tech support. I promise to leave this blog back to football momentarily …
But Pomai … what url are you looking at? The limewire.com home page has no upper left field. The only music-related link is the music store on the right, and I’ve already come up empty searching there …
Wait a minute. I get it now. WHOA! Lotsa stuff there. OK, thanks al and Pomai! 😀 Happy camper now.
pomai…..i guess my norton security has been doing wonders blocking the stuff.
Morning…well, at least the sun is up here. Not so sure about me.
al and Pomai, I just finished finding the songs I was hoping for. So stoked! BEEg mahalo for your guidance.
See? In No. 42, I was right: Our resourceful Tsaikos know ALL.
Going to sleep happy.
OK, returning this blog to your regularly scheduled programming: football!
BEEg = BEEG
Fingers don’t work so good at this hour. 😉
Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.
I was up at 3:30 but i was reading up on last nite’s posts from Stretch and you guys.
thank you thank you. I guess we’ll see about how fast either or both Brent and Greg improve in the next 75 days, huh? Good for Inoke, keep it up, guy.
ahem… where you stay? playing hookie? tired and taking a small kine break? i know i know, you’re always there when we need you.. you always show up an save the day… but we’re in the jungle, champ. there is no rest but the forward leaning rest… we’re a team… you gotta show leadership to da rest of Warrior Nation… Florida is in 91 days…. so, gimme 3000 😆
Morning, Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister,
Looks like our Warriors are bursting at the seems with talent. It’s a tough, but also a pleasant problem to find room for all of it. Have a great day.
no kiddin da Nation is bustin at da seams wit good lookin talent… UH is da place fo look at muskula guyz in UA ahparal. Thanks for the pix, ST.
patience is a virtue, isn’t it? 91 days, 91 days….
btw, I wonder how Nick is “feelin” about the “informalz” I wonder who is correcting “a bad habit” before it becomes something that needs correctin…
but mostly, I’m wondering about these things. who is informally doing Speed & Quickness and planting stuff with the Oline peeps? Does LaCount call “them” or do “they” call him? Will LaCount count in the cohesion factor in the Florida game? Will the Oline step up in Florida?
Are the D guys helpin the Oline guys now?
Thank you for all the interesting information today about HF and fundraising!
Another QB at UH? Wow, they will all push each other over the summer in workouts and then the Fall camp competition will be intense!
Looks like the Houston Texans signed *2* WRs recently, including one who is eligible for the Practice Squad (WR out of Kansas who was in the NFL last year). RGM’s injury is given as a reason for the signings.
This guy talks about Colt on his podcast. I don’t have time to listen to it right now, but I thought I’d post the link.
Mack sure is doing a lot of public relations!
Good morning bhf2, Garret, and all other early birds. It’s great to read about the informal workouts. Can’t wait to go up and see for ourselves and get to know the fellas.
Looking forward to todays CC, and meeting another Tsai-ko. Hope you all have a great weekend.
Congratulations to all the graduates tonight. Keep safe and make wonderfull memories.
Good morning myki1.
da 8/30 game gonna start at 1230 EST in da Swamp. gonna be moa muggy dan Guam, Chawan_cut.
used to be, my posse goin Florida. now, its Liz’s posse. ainokea i iz a sidewinda anyway an we get to sit wit LizK & FloridaTed. Yeee Haaww!
its 1130 EST in Florida now. da excitement builds….
reading the dallas morning news and a past article on SMU getting JJ, that Greg McMackin took a assistant’s job there, yada yada. That Pres. McClain apologized to the State of Hawaii for letting things get this far, that exceptional performance deserves exceptional.. yada yada…That UH Athletics was not being run like a top 25 national program. yada yada.
Then I started thinking about where we are today and where we’re going tomorrow. When I look at Alexandah da Great I’m tinkin we gonna chisel dat buggah. We’re gonna beef up Brent. We’re gonna go left. We’re gonna go right. We’re gonna make da heir. we gonna run da geckos ovah. We gonna fight fight fight. Coach…. wea is my unifoooam!!! 😀
Esme- David Cook music video and Idol segments are abundant in YouTube. Just search for his name.
I found him “pitchy” at times but he has the “it” factor… Colt on the stage 😆
(Our CPA is gaga over him and “forced” me to listen to him at the end. I picked da odda David for voice quality).
While we all appreciate offering Esme some help, the blog host would like to make it clear that he does NOT endorse in any way (publicly) using sites that promote downloading free music.
A lot of people work hard in the production of a song — writers, performers, engineers, mixers, etc. — and they deserve to be paid.
I’ve got to make sure I post the don’t-sue-the-host warnings every so often.
Great Morning All.
So sad to hear about your son’s friend 🙁
Hard to find the positive lesson in those kind situations.
Congratulations to your Cougraduate.
You mus’ be in one good mood; thot fo’ shua da slippah was going come out for Graunke!
I wonder where the 12:30 kick-off info came from? It’s still TBA on gatorzone.
Hmmm, hungry but gotta wait fo’ da
WESSAI BREAKFAST CC!
Come one, Come all, Come hungry!
Good Morning Stephen.
Uhhh, I think you missing one kinda important “not” back there…
Which is different from a J. Edgar Hoover slip.
12:30 kickoff is on the UH Web site.
Here’s the schedule:
Better here than missing a “knot” back there in a hospital 😯
I hope that’s just the first of many times UH beats Florida to the punch!
Hmmmm….6:30 am start in Hawaii Nei?
Sounds like a bunch of all-nite pau hana/tailgaters going be planned.
Good thing is should get lots of facetime on CGD. Bad thing is gotta watch Kirk Herb(the smokin’ kine)streit do his yada yada about Hawaii’s ’07 schedule all ovah again.
Speaking of hospitals. I went to a graduation ceremony last night, and the speaker was my middle kid’s former P.E. teacher. She had an undetected lifelong ailment. Anyway, a drop of blood went into her spine, causing an inflammation that led to nerve damage. Now she’s in a wheelchair. She’s only about 26, I think. She can’t walk, but that doesn’t stop her from competing in triathlons, using special equipment or her wheelchair.
WDoc- hang in there- gotta be that things will start to upswing
LizK- Prayers are with your family and especially the ‘ohana of your son’s friend
FL Ted- hmmm…but do the women make the rules? Isn’t that done by Wimbledon (and actually, when you think about it, a lot of these ‘things’ are a reflection of viewing women as the weaker sex- now if we are gonna talk about physical strength, I am gonna be the first to admit that most women do not have the same physical strength as men…but I don’t think that is what we are talking about…I think what we are talking about are attitudes and sometimes stereotypes)
If we had always offered the same opportunities to women that have been offered to men, there would be acknowledgment that the pie is only so big, and that it has to be fairly (whatever is decided is ‘fairly’) distributed- it would not be viewed as women’s equal participation taking away from men’s equal participation-
Just as it is not now currently viewed as men’s particpation taking away from women’s participation…but rather, the fact that the pie is only so big and fair and equal distribution will mean some get funding and some don’t…
Man, I fell asleep at the keyboard and barely made it to the bed for a crash.
Still trying to get a number uploaded and working from the band concert the other night.
HI ST! I agree about the moral dangers of downloading music w/o pay. But the kids don’t seem to share the same sentiments…
check #62. wat, 3000 no nuff for Tyler????
Early starts are good.
And maybe now UH can get out of Florida earlier, and not lose a day of preparation.
Of course, the earlier start is announced three days after I received my airplane tickets. I guess me and the crew get to go to Disney World.
copyright music, that is.
bhf2- We are A POSSE, doesn’t matter who ordered the tix… we all pay, we all go, we hang together to go TeBOWLING in DA SWAMP!!!
A lot of players weren’t out there. That has more to do with afternoon classes.
The main thing is Pride Period can look at a quarterback for two minutes and analyze his strengths and weaknesses.
ST: RE: RK’s ‘Plan” (Under his plan, UH gets $280,000 for the seven home games, revenue it wouldn’t have received in the past. Aloha Stadium keeps those 1,000 stalls and maintain its $280,000 revenue. And there is no change to the fans, except paying more for parking. But even at $10, that’s a bargain compared to other prime parking spots for Mainland events.)…appreciate the new revenue for UH, but don’t think that add’l $5 should come from fans…irrespective of it being a deal compared to mainland parking for events…just kind of tired of being nickeled and dimed…like the airlines charging for checked suitcases…so now people are gonna hand-carry to avoid fee and that will delay boarding and that will cause a delay in the schedule, which adds to costs, etc…and are those add’l costs made up by what is being charged for suitcases? I don’t think so…
OK, I guess. But da slippah also get deterrent factah fo’ da ones dat standin’ aroun’ watchin’, eh?
Doing 3000 only going pump up da oddahs who like say, “Eh, I can do that, too!”
Aloha stadium parking? I just paid $10 in a parking structure across from Chase Field in downtown PHX for a D-Backs game. Went up from $8 two yrs. ago. Robert’s plan would work. I’m planning on taking Da Bus when I go. Do they still run that shuttle from Murphy’s?
ST ~ my comment on Kate’s article got smuud…I posted one yesterday & today no mo’.
Wow! Lots of talent in the wings…Steele & Jett, good luck guys!
I think we can all agree that Title IX is a fair and just law that assures opportunities for a gender that has been historically denied.
The only problem is that football, with 85 scholarships and 115-player rosters, creates an imbalance. There isn’t a women’s sports program that has that big a roster or offers that many scholarships. That’s why there are so few men’s programs at UH.
If football were taken out of the equation, then there could be more balance in the scholarships between men and women.
Or, as Bob Wagner once suggested: Make football a co-ed sport.
Seriously, though, as a father of two daughters, I’m glad females are now growing up in a time when they have an equal opportunity to participate in sports. And (cross-promotion plug) that was the point of Kate Robinson’s excellent journal entry yesterday, which was published in the online version of your favorite newspaper.
WooHoo! Disney World!
Because of change in my schedule, I wasn’t able to check out any of the theme parks in Orlando other than going to Epcot Center at night for a hosted event.
Judging by just that experience I can see why some people come away with a feeling about Disneyworld that “it’s the same as Disneyland, except you gotta WALK more”. The place was HUGE!
Bottom line Stephen, don’t expect to “see it all” in your extra time.
OK, I found out what happened. Because of this terrible new online system, the only way to post Robinson’s journal yesterday was as “breaking news.” So your comment is on Robinson’s breaking-news story.
For the morning edition, the editors took Robinson’s story but copied it to a different template. Only they forgot to move the comments. If you go to “back issues” (following the link on Tizer Web site), you can locate yesterday’s breaking-news stories. Your very nice comments on Robinson are still there.
By the way, for the record, people are SMU’d, not stories.
My point about Title….
ST ~ Someone yank’d my comment on Kate’s journal article that was posted yesterday…I don’t think I had anything off in my post. It’s gone…K, not smuu’d but the cane came from off stage & whoosh, gone.
It’s the NFL of football, the MLB of baseball, the NBA of basketball!
People, it’s the NPF!
National Pro Fastpitch. Heard of it?
This is proof there is life after college for a softball player.
I edited posted No. 95. It explains what happened.
Dumb new Web site.
eh howzit and good morning gang
lot of tsaiko’s up early on this fine saturday
lizk do you know where the school went for their project grad activ? helping with PCHC again and can’t tell in case students read this. but will tell next morning
d1 drink wata
nice pics again stephen, not going ask if you coming if can can
MeiLing- re Kate’s blog- the comment on the “regular” story link before mine is about travel to the Sugar Bowl… go figgah…
ST ~ K, thx for the pic of what happened.
I’ll get to attend the AZ Cardinals practice in August at NAU. LaBoy, Satele, and (Poly boy) Deuce Lutui should be running around on our field up here. The closest I’ll get to HI football till I move home. Have to remember not to sell my TV before the FL game.
I Believe- wafan says HI!
Yeah… when I got home last night, #2 son was icing down his knuckles. I guess he and some friends worked out their grief on a punching bag.
There is a whole gaggle of guys here… I can hear them sleeping in the LR. While the seniors were out for project grad, our hale became the juniors’ “project”.
(ohhh da cuuute) 😆
Liz, hasn’t that gaggle of guys run you broke yet? Man, it must be hard feeding all of em.
posted this after reading article about bracelet ceremony but no reply.
will Robinson be back for the sball presentation coach Coolen is planning ❓
Yes. She’s finishing her studies in the fall. The pro league is just for the summer.
Wena’s preschool only yesterday deposited my donation check. It was dated March 30. Slow reaction, eh?
Orlando’s Disneyworld is Large Tsaiko-sized. Takes a whole day to enjoy it. I went to a conference when we had the entire place after-hours to go to all the attractions, & food stations (catered) were located in each “land”. We could only get to maybe 25% of the attractions in 4 hours without lines. You’ll have to set your priorities if you have only a limited time there.
Is the UH-FL game going to be on ESPN?
By then we’ll have this photo thing worked out, and we can post your pictures from practice.
when are the techies going to fix the time stamp?
it is starting to increase like the price of gas.
We apologize for the delay. It’s been an ongoing thing to get all of the permits finalized. If you guys ever make it to our side of the island, give a call. We can show you the place. It’s coming along.
I’ll tell the techies about the problem on Monday. They’re good at fixing, but not so swift at detecting.
Stephen thanks for update on Robinson
stretch and g-nalo good luck on your 200 swing of gold today. (100 each guy) bwhaaaaaaaaa
morning to blogers just joining in
I think RK’s plan sound good; however, I think JD needs to take care of the big boosters. Parking is a hassle so if you’re willing to pay enough through Koa Anuenue, then they will give you guaranteed parking.
Maybe a combination of of JD’s plan and RK’s plan can be worked out. Bottom line is there will be fewer stalls at the cheaper price.
Wonder how much most preschools charge now. When my kids were attending back in the 1980s, tuition was $150/month.
Now, daughter says babysitters charge $700-800 so I guess preschools probably charge as much.
c’mon gang. 2 a days. eat … sleep… eat… sleep…
wish i was dayah fo eat wit yu today… 😀
have a great Saturday.
Jett… walk around Tinoco, Greg and Brent. show em yoa front. Remine em we stay watchin, and tinkin P90X works.
discipline an moah discipline
😀 😀 😀
nah nah nah. dats fo be chick magnet. Fo Florida, gotta be able to grab da gekko an make like crowbah bendah.
Hi Mei Ling!
I’m sure that Murph will continue to provide the shuttle this season. The bus leaves at 5 p.m. and it was $5 a head last year. He may have to increase the price this year. The disadvantage is there’s no time to tailgate with the Tsai-kos. Another option would be to try and catch a ride with a Tsai-ko in your district . If you live in the Makiki area and don’t mind going early to tailgate we would be happy to give you a ride.
koakane- yep. We wessai guys keep it on da wessai.
Project Grad used to go to a hotel ballroom – and perhaps other schools still do. Ours starts with registration in the cafeteria after the ceremony and gathering with friends and family. The grads check in with a parent or guardian and are given a special tee shirt. They pack their extra clothes, towel, yearbook, jacket in a special sports bag which they get to keep. We put a laminated luggage tag on the bag (check the contents for contraband – no phones, hats, electronics or other real contraband stuff) and hold all the bags for transport to the proper location.
The grads change into their shirts and hand the parent everything else and are patted down by police officers before entering a secure area of the cafeteria where they enjoy pizza and wait for their fellow students.
Then they go to school buses which take them and their chaperones to the next location – in this case, a ride around the town, then back to the gym for entertainment (hypnotist, etc.).
Then back to the uses for a ride to a restaurant for late supper (this time on the Base), then to another location (between the Base and Waimea) where a mini carnival has been set up – water slide, food booths, massage and hairstyling booths, live band and a dance- and , of course, a tent with cots for crashing. This goes on til 7AM when the buses bring everyone back to school for parental pickup.
It’s a huge undertaking for a little community – but we all work together.
Last year, it was open to all the seniors- grad or not. This year, I don’t know what happened. But we got a new principal and I know a lot of kids did not grad. More kids graduated but were not allowed to walk because of absences or other “infractions”.
To me, Project Grad needs to be all-inclusive and ESPECIALLY for the latter groups – to keep them safe and together. It helped my #2 last year – who got his GED in the summer after.
Actually, don’t the top Koa Anuenue members already get favored parking? I think the new parking arrangements just extends the program to a wider circle by allowing others to pay extra for the better parking.
How about a compromise?
Sell the 1,000 seats to UH boosters.
Then raise the price of the other stalls to $10. To compensate for the loss of the 1,000 seats, give Aloha $6 per.
So, it would go like this (based on seven home games): UH’s take would be $296,000 ($100,000 from the 1,000 stalls, $196,000 from the other 7,000 stalls).
Aloha Stadium would receive $294,000 (7,000 stalls x $6 x 7 home games).
gigi- not a prob to feed da gaggle.
Put on one pot rice, cook bacon or spam, make scrambled eggs… pau!
I love having a bunch of kids around. When #1 son and daughter were in high school, it was the swim team. Carbo-loading and shave-down parties before meets… we ate a lot of spaghetti and Caesar salad with homemade dressing!
I’m watching a documentary on Andy Warhol.
I don’t get it.
If I wanted a picture of Campbell’s Soup, I’d buy Chicken Noodle.
no get me started with baby sitting, pre school and cost. go thru this agruement at least twice a month.
As I said, I think a combination of JD’s and RK’s plans can be worked out. Hopefully, JD or one of his staff reads this blog.
I believe the fans with full Koa Anuenue membership are already getting “free” parking so there are probably fewer than the 8000 stalls available for sale. This new agreement just cuts that down even further.
Garret pointed out a long time ago that UH could raise additional revenue by increasing $5 parking price. Maybe that’s JD’s and Aloha Stadium’s next step?
Awesome pics ST –
I haven’t been able to understand the Warhol interest either. I could of wallpapered my entire house for free with old labels from all the cambells soup we ate growing up.
Oh, Good Saturday gang, our last day of May.
hmmm I remember paying just 30 cents for parking at the swap meet at the stadium back in the 1980s.
At UH, the athletic department doesn’t get parking revenue, even when it is clear that a game at the Stan Sheriff Center or Murakami Stadium is the only event on campus.
That’s because the parking moolah goes to pay off the bond that paid for the construction of the parking structure.
He was a pretty cruel.
After his mother died, he told his brother to have the least expensive funeral. He requested that his his mother’s death not be announced. He ultimately did not attend his mother’s funeral.
Do you media guys get free parking when you’re covering the game? I wonder who else besides the Koa Anuenue folks (who really pay big bucks for their “free” parking) get complimentary parking?
lizk best part of grad nite for PC anyway is the ending at the last site where a previous grads mom speaks to them. she talks of missing her son because of drinking after graduation and not heeding the warning. not a dry eye in the house. all the kids agree to be safer..it seem to work because there has been less incidents since then. I am talking 10 years now.
so parents of up and coming HS schooler support project grad and make memories with your children.
off soap box
Re- Aloha Stadium, parking and revenue sharing… As long as the parties are thinking win-win and not being greedy, something will work out that is fair and equitable and attractive to the fans.
Re Title IX – While it may be some time before women’s sports in general (including pros) have the mass appeal and revenue potential of, say, football, the world will be a better place when that happens.
The LPGA is making great strides (imho) – especially when golf was considered a sport for only men until a few decades ago.
The world needs educated, evolved women.
Good morning Tsaikos here in beautiful Hawaii and around the globe.
Most interesting about the parking money at Aloha Stadium. IMHO, If SC or JD had asked the Tsaikos ahead of time for their input, both would be making a lot more money, but sometimes when people get into leadership positions they forget about where they came from.
bhf2, going to hilo next sat for a “secret birthday party”. hope you going to the same. my friend gary at hawaiian air going pick me up in the morning. hope to see you in hilo.
lots to do today and tomorrow so enjoy, have fun and play good together.
koakane- Of course, Kenny Estes’ parents are Project Grad volunteers – empty nest notwithstanding! Actually, plenty of parents around here are like that. They continue to support the program because it saves lives in more ways than one.
It was also good to see some young alumni volunteering last night. I saw two of last year’s seniors actively involved- even from our cloistered location.
Big Shout out to BGfor getting Richardson Field for Tsaiko-gates. No need worry about parking! Mahalo! BG
Good Morning Tsaikos!
Hi LizKauai, too bad we didn’t have something like Project Grad back in the day; sounds like a good fun, safe graduation blast!
Good Morning Whitey, are you headed for your favorite Breakfast of Champions restaurant? 🙂
There’s no question that the Tsaiko-gate parking at Richardson Field is one of the best bargains around. Once the other fans find out, expect a ton of new Tsaikos joining the gang at Richardson Field.
Ditto on the shout out to BG. The Tsai-ko home game experience is the BEST of all worlds.
I hope a lot of lurkers come to the games and are not shy about enjoying the T-gates with us.
OK. Time for feex b-fast fo da keeds.
OK gang, time to go to the beach and look for limu to take to Hilo. Sayonara.
I thought selling a parking permit at 75 which would allow you to park in the lower, and if popular, upper lots starting at noon, would have been a better Idea.
1. The stadium still charges the 5.00, so they still get their revenue.
2. 75.00 for the 7 home games is not that outrageous, so us low-income, die hard fans wouldn’t balk immediately at it. Its affordable.
3. It prevents major traffice back-ups at the 2:30 gate opening times.
With the current plan, can you imagine what traffic is going to be like at gates 1,2 and 5 when parking does open up now? And because of the location of gate 5, those waiting to get into the Kam lot are going to be blocking the access to gate 3, those looking to get into gate 2 will block salt lake blvd. Kahuapaani (is that the cross street) will be blocked as well, at least till the lots are full.
I can appreciate JD’s fund raising efforts, and if people are willing/can afford to pay an additional 400 for parking at 7 games, God bless em. I cannot afford to though, and am unwilling now to go try compete with 20K other fans for the remaining spaces.
In regard to Jantz, was he heavily recruited by UH? I don’t remember any mention of him previously. It would take real chutzpah to try to compete with that QB log-jam. If he’s coming to compete at safety, the team seems to have a lot of depth there also. What made him come out here rather than stay on the West Coast?
ST – re: Steele Jantz.
Methinks he should gray-shirt and enroll in Spring ’09.
That way, his 5-year college clock starts in ’09, rather than ’08.
Gives him plenty extra time to develop.
Right now, team is loaded with QB’s & Safeties.
What you think?
I Believe (83),
Even though it may appear that way, we don’t have a disagreement about title 9. I personally think it is absolutely great, having had a daughter and now a granddaughter playing 3 or 4 sports. Football with its 85 scholarships just skewers the data somewhat, that’s all, see the Tsai-Meisters comment above.
As far as my statement about Wimledon, that has nothing to do with title 9, that’s the category of equal pay for equal work and has nothing to do with gender or weaker or stronger sex. For years womens groups lobbied for equal price money with the men, but they balked about playing the same five set matches. That’s my only beef, it still would be men against men and women against women, they only would have to work equally hard for their price money.
ST- thanks for the comments re: Title IX- as wafan would say, “Ah…the sound of common sense…” (Aloha wafan; LizK- thanks for the shout-out from him! I promise to get something in the mail to you- the catch up from the extended trip has just been crazy and on-going- almost like there’s no end in sight and gotta go back in three weeks- sheesh!). I have both a male ‘child’ (26) and a female child (23) and I expected them to have the same opportunities and expected them to have the same responsibilities- no boy or girl chores around here- they were just chores and needed to be done as part of a ‘functional’ family with all contributing age-appropriate equally…that last part can be an analogy for men’s and women’s sports, too…
But…(and we can agree to disagree)…we cannot (and, imho should not) always use football as the measuring stick…otherwise, to do so, continues the ‘argument’ of : “…to provide equally to women is to take away from men…” That is not the issue; that is not the rationale behind the Legislation…how long has football been around? Compare that to many women’s sports…take a look at what Julie Foudy (formerly of the Nat’l Women’s Soccer Team, which, among many other accomplishments, won the historic game against China in the Women’s World Cup) has to say on the issue- same with Billie Jean King- same with …I could go on and on, but don’t want to ruffle feathers…
ST: Good job with the steele/mettle reference…you are SO clever! Also, think your final suggestion- the happy medium- re: parking revenue is worth pursuing.
Good morning gangees,
Have a great time @ CC today. I know you guys can eat my share too! 😆
ST – are you planning to go to DisneyWorld after the game? Check the website for the hours. I think they go off extended hours sometime mid to late August. Animal Kingdom always closes around 6, so don’t waste your money there. I would recommend either Epcot or MGM Studios (or whatever they’re calling it these days). Epcot is huge and IMHO MGM has better rides (I love roller coasters). Magic Kingdom is pretty much, but not exactly, the same as Disneyland, just bigger (more walking).
Other places to consider for all you guys going up there – Kennedy Space Center, Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure. Islands has some awesome rollercoasters. Oh yeah, and Busch Gardens in Tampa. Free beer (in limited quantities) with the most awesome rollercoaster – Sheikra.
Wish I was going, but saving my vacation days for next summer.
Namakakehau…sorry to hear about your son’s friend. I used to have a house full of teen boys hanging out, sleeping over, making fried rice burritos for breakfast (ramen burritos were the strangest.) It helps to have a place for them to hang that’s safe & supportive. The grad night programs are great to keep them safe during the celebrations. We had 4 teens killed in NoAZ, in one car, due to drinking & speeding (not on grad nite) last year. Breaks you heart.
myki1, I hope to have a place to live in McCully-Mo’ili’ili when I move home. I’ll have to figure out how to get around without driving a lot (one reason I want to move home.) Thanks for the offer of a ride. I would love to make the T-gates; I organized the ones we’ve started here for the Hapa club, cuz I’m the one with the hibachi.
There are a zillion busses that pass through Moiliili/McCully area. I know because I have to run between grocery stores daily as part of my job. I gave up driving because of the cost, and with the 40.00 bus pass, I have no problems getting to the stores, unless I have to lug around boxes of stuff.
FL Ted- your point, re: equal pay, is well taken, but that is also why there are still efforts re: reaching equal pay and there is still an Equal Pay ‘event’ across the nation, annually, to bring attention to the matter…Every state in the nation has a Commission on the Status of Women and they often champion this cause (among others) because, on average, women make 75 cents for every dollar earned by a male…at the same job, with the same qualifications as the male.
In Hawai’i, because we are an island state, there is the overall Commission on the Status of Women, made up of island representation, and there are also Committees on the Status of Women on each island. Some people have suggested that there should be a Commission and / or Committee on the Status of Men. I have no problem with that, but personally don’t see the need. I just want to continue to champion equity…especially for girls and sports because I think that girls deserve to have the same benefits of sport participation that boys have…and, yes, I think we agree on more than we disagree.
Perhaps Wimbledon’s winner’s pay is not a good example because of the difference in sets played, but, again, who decides that? Wimbledon is steeped in tradition and very slow to change anything…especially when it comes to women as women had more rules than men re: appropriate attire forever…so I am not at all convinced that it was women balking about the number of sets as opposed to Wimbledon deciding on the number of sets (and, frankly, that decision was probably based on the notion of women being the weaker sex and that they couldn’t handle more sets) and, yes, I do think this all ties in to Title IX.
Enjoy your comments!
Glad you find the time to blog with all the activity going on at home.
Really enjoy your play by play blogging. Going to have to find a way to read listen to Curran/Kekaula and read your blog comments when I’m at the games. Don’t have any fancy handhelds so don’t know how I’m going to do that though.
If anyone is interested- here is a story about a family that makes Hawaiian salt – da kine I brought to the T-gates/calls.
Mei Ling- could you give me contact info for the Hapa Club? I am so happy for you to move home, but sorry that I could not meet you there…
My daughter was gonna start a POI Club- (People of the Islands) while in school in Santa Barbara, but wanted to limit to ‘only’ people from the islands…told her I didn’t think the school would support that…kind of unconstitutional if at a publicly supported college….and was that really showing the aloha spirit, which would be a good purpose for the club in addition to addressing people’s homesickness, etc.? She didn’t care! ‘Auwe…they come from you, but they do not always embrace what you have tried to teach them…but one keeps hoping…
Living in Florida now, there is still one weird problem I’m trying to get used to. In Hawaii, when somebody says “it’s right down the street” they mean 100 to 300 yards. In Florida, when somebody says the same thing, they mean 5 to 7 miles, lol. I also always think I’ve overshot my destination on these endless roads everywhere, when in reality I’m not even close. In Hawaii a trip to the North Shore is a ‘trip’, here it would barely be considered a jaunt. I drive 15 minutes to Clearwater Beach, to people here that means I live “next” to the beach, lol.
rabidfan, I know about the bus routes cuz I grew up in McCully, right on So. King St. That’s why I’m planning on moving back to that area. I used to catch the bus to go work at the cannery in the summer, go to Hanauma Bay by bus, but walked to Ala Moana to go to the beach. Even tho it only takes me 15 mins. to drive to work here, I’m still driving & putting out emissions. I was happy to see Hawaii on the top of the “green” cities list.
Well, our buddies at College Football News has no aloha for UH this year. There “Way too early” prediction for bowl games doesn’t even mention Hawaii for the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl.
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl .
Dec. 24 / 8 p.m. ET, Honolulu, Hawaii, ESPN
Tie-Ins: Pac-10 vs. WAC
Way-Too-Early Projection: Oregon State vs. Nevada
Top 5 Others Considered: 1) UCLA, 2) Arizona, 3) Fresno State, 4) Louisiana Tech, 5) New Mexico State
Fl Ted; Las Vegas and other mainland friends- are you aware of any Jr. FF Programs in your piece of the ‘rock’? Am starting one up here on Kaua’i and would welcome info about other programs…am familiar with the Explorer/Learning for Life Program, but we felt it too narrow, so we are making our own Program…mahalo nui…
If you don’t want to use the blog to reply, I can be reached at peachy at hawaiilink dot net….thanks!
I Believe, I’m the co-advisor for the Hapa club on campus. I’ll look for your em addr in the contacts I have from other Tsaiko em’s. Or, go to the nau.edu home page, navigate to the clubs under Student Life & you’ll find my work em. Our club is called HAPA Hawaiian for a reason. When my son started at UoOregon, he wanted to join the Hawaiian club & hang with them so he’d have someone to play ‘ukulele with. But since he was not born in HI, they were really cliche-ish & didn’t make him feel welcome. So, when I started this club with a haole student who had gone to St. Andrews Priory, but not born in HI, we made sure that the club was open to anyone who appreciated the cultures of HI & the Pacific Rim, but you didn’t have to be from HI. We have had Native American students & others hanging with the club & involved in our activities, even doing the SPAM competition. It’s partly to educate others about HI & the culture, as well as giving the HI students support since they are so far away from home. And, I’m sure, being a state institution, you really can’t exclude people from organizations.
Great community effort by 70 volunteers from Hawaii 3R’s to paint Roosevelt High School’s bleachers and kudos to MShiroma Construction for their part in assisting the volunteers.
Again, I don’t think we are in disagreement on anything, really, maybe a few shades of opinion, which only makes it more interesting. I mentioned Wimbledon because that’s my only beef, if one can actually call it that. In most professional sports, men vs women, the market dictates the pay, i.e. golf, WNBA etc. and thus is not really subject to debate.
In the corporate world on the other hand, I’m 100% for equal pay and I’m well aware of still existing inequities. My daughter works for Navy Civil Service as contract specialist, no worries about equal pay there. It strictly goes by pay grade. They are light years ahead of the private sector. The Military always was somewhat of a trail blazer as far as gender and race integration is concerned.
Regardless, I’m enjoying our little discussion.
I probably sound stupid, but what is jr.FF?
Ted- Junior Firefighter.
Ok- off to play practice and grandson’s B-Day.
HAVE a TSAI-KO DAY!
Fl Ted- last comment as gotta get some chores done- more nowadays as less people doing them since the ‘children’ are gone (even tho they keep moving home)….appreciate your enjoyment of the ‘discussion’ as opposed to getting nuha because of a difference of opinions…but…re: pay for women’s professional sports…that, too, is an issue which should be looked at more…’argument’ is that the pay is dictated by the market…but not really when you think the purses often come from corp sponsors…irrespective of how many tickets to view in person purchased…and then again, it goes back to how long men’s sports have been around and how many more years they have had to develop a following, which then brings in MORE corp sponsors, etc…it’s kind of a vicious cycle…and then when there is the formation of a women’s pro sport…like soccer…they are under the microscope and blamed for everything that goes wrong and there is the quick-to-arrive-at judgment that women’s sports are just not popular when they don’t have sell-out crowds (yet we know that Aloha Stadium- even for football- is rarely sold out) ….and are never gonna bring in the money of…say…football…
…but that’s comparing apples to oranges…witness, though, the women’s softball (college) tourny from yesterday- sold out crowd! YEEHAW! But, how long did that take? It takes time…time that some people are not willing to give because they expect to see instant success; instant money-making and…they want to continue to use football and what revenue it generates as the measuring stick!
Fl Ted- NO questions are stupid…and, yes, Lizk is correct…Jr. Firefighter (notice NOT Fireman! Just like NOT Policeman…but Police Officer, etc., etc….)
Good morning to all.
Niece has been found yesterday. (would have posted earlier but puter decided to act up.) Thank you all for everything!
ST: Thanks for your offer too!
Be back later..hope puter is still working.
Mei Ling- thanks- and good for you for starting club for reasons which you did- and I will try to ‘shame’ my daughter by telling her this! I think she was just ‘over’ some of the attitudes she was getting from mainland people- which ironically she found to be appearing to be prejudicial- yet, she could not see, at that time, that what she was proposing could be viewed same way…ah, youth…she is 23 now and I hope she feels differently…hope springs eternal…but, bottom line is that my new mantra is that they are adults and I am no longer responsible for their attitudes, beliefs, choice of dress, language, body decoration, etc….
To add on the Boyd Gaming donation that fell through…
Despite the deal to donate millions to fix up Cooke field, the Boyd Gaming corporation still donates a ton of money to the University. They will be title sponsor for the home opener against Weber State. During the Sugar Bowl Vacations-Hawaii sold packages and had probably one of the best Tailgate Parties sponsored by Boyd Gaming. Even though it may have seemed like it was only for those who purchased packages, they did not turn any Hawaii fan away. IT was free for any Hawaii fan. In addition, there was enough food at this party and Coach Riley was welcoming all of the fans coming through the front door and put beads on them.
When it came to game tickets. The block that Vacations-Hawaii received WAS NOT ONLY IN THE UPPER DECK BUT IN THE GEORGIA SECTION AS WELL. This pissed off the management at Vacations-Hawaii and word got to the higher ups at Boyd Gaming and a phone call and visit from representatives of Boyd Gaming to the Athletic Department and next thing you know the Boyd Gaming block of tickets was right between the 35-50 yard line lower level. Boyd Gaming was seriously considering pulling sponsorship to UH for this.
Riley Wallace needs to be taken care of. He works for Boyd Gaming now and he deals with a lot of people who drop a large dime at the Boyd casinos, in turn they are more than likely on the UH Bandwagon. Riley’s influence and position being a host provides as a great bridge for more people with deep pockets to donate to the university.
JaM- Great news! Now praying for unity and support for your family.
JaM, great news about your niece!
I Believe, no shame your daughter, just tell her the story. One of the reasons we held our lu’au ON campus this year was to educate more students about the culture. We also help to provide insight to students who ask, “How long did it take you to drive here from Hawaii?” Really…
I’m off to do chores too! Laterz!
Terrific news! 😀
I’ll pass the word at the Wessai CC.
Ooo, bettah get going already!
Hey, great news, JaM.
I hope it all works out.
That news just made my day.
Last comment on the subject, again I don’t see disagreement. You are right, the patience factor is always a problem, but as long as God Mammon rules the corporate world, patience and education and trying and trying is all we have.
I sure hope UH is treating Riley Wallace with the proper respect from now on, unlike you know who. He could become a huge player for us. He’s highly intelligent, well connected and all he ever wanted was respect.
Donating back to the UH is a good thing. And writing as cryptic as I can as not to signal out those that don’t. Because that’s not my intention. With donations being tax write offs, I’m puzzled at how some in good conscience show such disenfranchisement towards their former school. I mean throw them a bone, show some respect, class and appreciation to the ones that supported you and paid for your room and board…10k,20k and 50k is really nothing for those that we have read signing multi million dollar contracts over the off season. C’mon payback the scholie at least…add some bling, too.
On the plus side look at how much better you would feel about yourself. By donating it opens up your heart. And frees your mind of people thinking why you haven’t been benevolent. Maybe the food will taste better. Sleep will be a lot easy. And the weight on your shoulders will be lighter. What’s important is that people, fans and your former school will look at your in a favorable light.
I’m telling you to take that ride out here and bring a couple of suitcases of cash. It not so much of this writer is begging on behalf of the UH, I just think that when you take this journey in life showing as much afforded goodwill on to others is good thing…and it reflects highly of you as a person. And your family.
Vicariously, most of us only can dream what it’s like to be in positions to bring smiles onto others on such a big scale, like how we saw the Ching family donating. And the impression I feel is that they’re genuinely happy to make others happy. Maybe you will, too. And if money can’t buy happiness wouldn’t donating back to the UH spark the happiness in you? And conversely by being ignoring of your former school, wouldn’t you be planting seeds of malevolence in your mind?
And the old adage of how doing good onto others brings back goodness to you ten fold is something to think about.
LizK do they sell their salt? Do they have a website?
Haven’t read the rest of the blog yet, but wanted to let you know about the tix.
I kept seeing higher on the different search sites, but then decided to check Delta and got it for $312. That is better than I thought I would ever find after all the fare hikes.
Thanks d1shima…Just catching up now. The ceremony was quick but nice and he had a great time with Project Grad last night.
Now he wants to be a carpenter. At least he knows what he wants to do in his life.
your: #156, bout what people mean and say where you live now and what people mean and say in Hawaii; When I 1st moved to Texas from Hawaii-via-California, I got into a discussion with a resident here and she started talkin and then uttered the common term used in these parts which I only heard watching westerns, and I thought it was used to express how people in these parts spoke in by gone years…..anyways, she used the term, “you reckon,” and I had to take a double take on that, and asked what she said, and she repeated herself, and sure as shootin, I bust out laughing cause it seemed so unsual to hear that term, coming from Hawaii.
I’ve noticed that ‘reckon’, ‘over yonder’ etc. is still widely used all over the south.
I reckon I’ll be parkin’ over yonder.
Did anyone catch the Colt Brennan interview on the Sports Animals show yesterday? I missed it. I did catch a little of their Davone Bess interview though. Sounds like Davone is doing well, but he says he’d like to do better. He said that the “reason” for the lack of “conditioning” at the start of mini-camp (as reported by Sparano) was a combination of all the rookies being thrown into full-on drills or whatever from the start, along with there being no vets at camp so that he had to take extra reps. Davone also said that it was hard adjusting to other QBs (though it sounds like he’s still catching everything like always).
Wouldn’t it be great if one day, Brennan and any of the Fab Four receivers were on the same NFL team…
Ok. His name is Steele Gantz. (And we liked Colt Brennan for a name.) He looks like an athlete. Please keep us updated, Mr. Tsai. Imagine a play in a future Warrior game, “Steele Gantz to Jasper Jett for the 75 yard TD pass.” Those names, hard to beat I tell ya.
BTW, Tsai. Pictures you took to go with a post you wrote. Brilliant. You’re a machine, ya know that? A machine!
If you believe that the stadium authority will not increase the parking fees to make up the loss of the 1,000 parking stalls to UH, you are being naive. Donovan’s plan is better because those season ticket holders who can afford to pay the premium prices for football tickets, they would be willing to pay an additional $100 for a premium parkiing. This way, more premium tickets will be sold.
LizK . . .
I am so sad to hear about the passing of the young adult. The permanent solution does not fit the temporary set back. Too bad someone, anyone, did not recognize the changes in behavior. I sure hope grief counselors will be available at school for the underclassmen and for the newly minted alum’s.
IB . . .
Traveling again? Geez, when are you ever home!
You are correct that you are no longer responsible and cannot control your adult children. They will do the right thing when it really counts. Why? Because your voice will resound in their heads. Not that it is screetchy or anything like that. Uh, yeah. It is not screetchy. At all. Really.
JaM . . .
Good to hear about your niece. I hope everything works out just fine. Certainly, everyone is breathing easier at home.
Everyone must be at the Wessai CC. Cannot be a prayer meeting since it is a Saturday. Or have they suddently found the word — FUUUUUUUUD!
ST, re: post No. 73 … Worry not, dear blog host. Come on, you know me better than that. I have always intended to pay fully for every recording he sells, even the few I have downloaded just to tide me over for now, when he finally does put them on sale. I don’t believe in freebies either, and in particular I’d never want to cheat that extraordinary artist out of a penny.
8) DINNER AND KARAOKE CALL – June 19, 2008
Meet visiting Lo-Cal Tsai-ko Chapter friends Ronnie (President) and Rich2176 (charter member & LAS Affiliate) while they are both are on Oahu on Thursday, June 19, 2008.
Cocktails starting at 5:00 PM — drop by after work, talk story, have cocktails, have dinner (optional), and karaoke. A very leisurely evening with no agenda except the buffet starting around 6:30 PM, the blog 5 F’s, and karaoke.
and indicate whether you would like to share in the buffet or will optionally order ala carte. RSVP on the survey or email me.
Esme . . .
Bravissimo! As an author of curricula and student study guides it always bothers me when people steal the intellectual or performance property of others. Students especially do not seem to grasp the concept of theft and plagarism. Some are blatant about it.
Interesting. I went back to the archieves to look up some of the past columns by “Ferd”. You have to pay! Is the HA suddenly the New York Times?
You should be able to download David Cook’s songs legitimately soon…he’s going to set a record tomorrow for having *11* songs enter the Billboard chart and 14 songs jump on the download chart.
Is it just me, or has the blog’s display gone totally whack all of a sudden?
Techs must be fiddling with something. Hmm.
Garret, thanks! I am actually such a rules nerd that I couldn’t NOT pay for the music; I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night. 😉
Excu-u-u-use me. 😳
Back from da Wessai Breakfast CC. You’re right, wafan. Just about an “all-hands” event.
Thanks to Kekoa fo’ setting things up.
Great to see all the Tsaikos there; too many to list but good to see JaM and Brie; “met” Ralph; and of course Pauoa Boy and his wonderful family.
d1, you were there for 4 hours???
Meanwhile, I had a bowl of ramen, boiled egg, and green onions.
you had to be there to know for sure 😉
Who are the 2 guys in back of Jett Jasper in the picture?
j/k. we left awhile ago but were running some errands.
btw, how’s the weather out your way? Going to the PCHS graduation.
glad to hear you all had a good time!
Right now, it’s dry, but there’s a lot of dark, dark clouds mauka coming our way.
My screen not so good, but kinda look like Stretch and pride, eh?
haha since when is one dark and the other skinny (stretch and pride)?
Thanks for the weather update.
I am so excited about our trip to Tokyo. Only 12 days to go and then we will be in the air. Every time I think about it, my heart pounds.
That’s Mana Silva stretching and Mike Washington
Can’t believe ST’s camera cost $800. That’s double what I paid for my Kodak.
great wesside bfast mtg
Thanks to sj-macro and myki for taking me to and from Nancy’s today, and for treating me. Although I did sneak some money into his backpack. 😀
BTW, did you know that chocolate moose droppings taste like almonds? 😉
It was really great to meet Pauoa Boy and his family. Those kids are cute rascals, yeah? 🙂
Bungahead1 writes in Warrior Sports Network.com
Time for K. Mark to speak up. . . .
. . . .and answer the following questions:
1. Did you attend the Sugar Bowl?
2. Did you stand in line to buy tickest with everyone else at Stan Sheriff Center??
3. What section of the SuperDome did you sit in for the Sugar Bowl????
4. If you didn’t stand in line with the masses (if you did, sorry, I apologize), how did you get your tickets??? From who?? Tell, please. . . .
5. If you went on one of the local travel agencies’ packages, how much did you pay???
Does someone know the answers to these questions? Maybe someone should email him. What do you think???
so, that’s what you ate? just moose droppings? lol
Corned beef hash, two scrambled eggs, and a hash brown for breakfast; grilled cheese sandwich for lunch. The chocolate moose droppings were a gift, which they brought from Canada.
chocolate covered almonds, that’s what they are.
How about a compromise?
Sell the 1,000 seats to UH boosters.
Then raise the price of the other stalls to $10. To compensate for the loss of the 1,000 seats, give Aloha $6 per.
So, it would go like this (based on seven home games): UH’s take would be $296,000 ($100,000 from the 1,000 stalls, $196,000 from the other 7,000 stalls).
Aloha Stadium would receive $294,000 (7,000 stalls x $6 x 7 home games).
sounds good, IMO both sides are being considered fairly. if adjustments are necessary later on, then shouldn’t be a big deal?
oh….i enjoyed the Wessai today, thanks to all the peeps in attendance.
Did everyone eat too much today, decided to take a nap?
Question to Hanalei:
Who is K. Mark? Went through the Athletic Department Directory and couldn’t find the name listed.
K. Mark Takai
Yep. Just got up.
Agree wicchu about parking.
Was good to see you again, too.
Not going make da ceremony; only da greetings
Howz da weather now?
I like g’nalo’s position except I would prefer a 50 – 50 split on the other stalls..afterall, UH is a state institution and it should have received revenues in the past..Giving up revenues from the 1000 stalls shouldn’t be a hardship on the Stadium Authority…
ainokea eeeda. Takai been standing up fo UH against idiots like HF. If anybody shudda had a free trip to SB from da government sectah, it shudda been K. Mark Takai. An he shudda got per diem too, not da kids ah da peeps who HF wen autoride. da only caveat is if JD says no can, den no can. yu gotta staht tinkin like a top 25 national powah program, bradda. yu gotta grease da barings. Takai not in da powah sectah ah govment, get plenny powahful peeps no like him. But I like him cuz he check and balance da UH an da mukamukas in da Ledge.
Always gotta back da frakcha in da egg, jus not all da time.
JASON: After I came back home from my meeting, I took a serious nap to try to shake the cold. All I’ve eaten today is ice cream, ice cream, and more ice cream accompanied by cookies and pastries.
BTW – I was planning to bring your b’day gift today but now I’ll be dropping it in the mail as originally planned. I’ll e-mail you when that happens.
Returning to Title IX: Shouldn’t the issue be phrased as working towards increasing scholarships & other forms of financial aid rather than just shifting them around.
Incidentally, Hawai`i should be proud of its progress in meeting Title IX goals compared to other public & private colleges & universities. Remember the intense discussion a few months back about Carl Clapp’s time at St Mary’s?
One of the interesting facts dug up in trying to get the complete picture of what happened before & during his tenure as Athletic Director was that the school was under intense pressure by both California and federal education officials to start making progress in implementing Title IX. As late as 2003, it was way, way behind the curve. One of the reasons given for dissolving the football program was to expand the school’s basic support for women’s intercollegiate sports.
Despite the major flak I got from some people when I raised the issue earlier, I still think that all out-of -state players in all sports, the cheerleading squad, and the band should pay in-state tuition rates. Other students in work-study programs get their tuition as part of their compensation package.
If they cannot get a scholarship, then they should be able to pay in-state tuition rates.
Remember, these talented young adults spend over a hundred hours each month preparing themselves physically, professionally & psychologically to provide a service to both the University and the larger communities. – all on top of their academic studies.
As a recipient of two academic fellowships back in the day, I would never have been able to afford to attend graduate school without them. BUT, it was understood by all recipients that we were expected to give back to the local community by working 20 hours a week in return for receiving the benefits. For me, it was providing tutoring services including student athletes and working as a research intern at the Legislature & in Washington, DC. Both later led to paid positions.
If these students today play or perform on behalf of the school, they should all receive the same level of benefits. That could be defined either as scholarships or as in-state tuition charges.
Even the most pointy-headed intalleckshuals in their ivory tower campus cubbyholes who would never step into the Stan Sheriff Center, let alone drive out to Aloha Stadium in their hybrids, would be hard-pressed to argue against leveling the playing field financially.
Remember too that traditionally UH has drawn upon young adults – especially males – who are trying to get out of the Poverty Pit which has swallowed up so many of their peers. We need to help them succeed in getting a good education & not place barriers in front of them.
Several weeks ago, there was a story about a men’s volleyball player who is going to forego his final playing year to be the team manager in order to stay in school to finish his degree. Sorry – I cannot remember for sure his name – but that should not happen. Stephen – how about a followup story on him.
Mahalo. – and back to bed until tomorrow am after another dish of ice cream.
Hope everyone has had a pleasant Saturday so far.
d1, it is dry, cool, and overcast.
Hoo wow. I gotta tell #2 son fo’ try da ice cream regimen wen he gotta start writing term pepahs.
Tanks, doc. as always, very informative.
Get well soon.
didn’t turn on the a/c all day today so you know it’s gotta be nice and cool.
Okay – here is the story about legislators and the Sugar Bowl.
Back in early January, I asked both Colleen Hanabusa and Calvin Say if any legislators attended the Sugar Bowl representing the Legislature and getting freebies – as opposed to paying their own way.
Both said that a memo went out in December that no one could take anything from the University without paying for it. Now, I don’t know about standing in lines, but Mark is a season ticket holder so I assume that he, like several thousand others, got first dibs on buying tickets.
If people were planning to attend – even paying their own way – they were asked to let the leadership in either the House & Senate know in advance.
Sen. Norman Sakamotom, Chair of the Education Committee, specifically told me last weekend that he did not go to the game even on his own dime for fear that someone might think he was getting something for nothing.
Mark did attend the Sugar Bowl, but he was traveling as a supporter and not as a legislator. I assume he went on a separate flight because he was using the travel opportunity to deal with a variety of personal and professional matters after the game.
If anyone has concerns, all you have to do is pick up the phone and call him at 586-8455.
BHF2 – I agree with you that Mark Takai is a great friend of the entire University of Hawai`i System; however, I have to agree with the leadership in this instance that legislators should not take any freebies. We can honor him in other ways such as making him a guest of honor at one of the T-Gates.
Okay – now I’m heading off to bed.
bighilofan2- What your email address?
D1…I like that….Stretch and Pride…
ST…Thanks for the answer. Mike W. looks beefed up and sculpted.
Hanalei…I think I missed something. Did Mark T. do something inappropriate to warrant having to answer those questions?
I remember Mark T. being the ASUH president when I was an undergrad. I thought he was a great advocate of the student body and representative of the school. So far, he seems to be a very loyal alumni and really looking out for the best interest of the University.
Please do not consider this flak, but what you are suggesting (letting walk-ons pay in-state tuition rates) is an NCAA violation. I explained this the last time you suggested it and the rules governing athletes are clear. Students in work-study are not governed by the NCAA, but athletes are.
The cheerleaders and band are a different story, as there are no rules against that. However, if the cost is charged to the Athletic Department for the difference between in-state and out-of-state rates then it would be a burden they cannot afford. If the University would pass a rule that would have the University absorb the cost then it would be affordable for Athletics…but then you would have others asking for a similar deal.
I hope that you feel better soon.
Fresno is close to a 3-year deal with Colorado, with 2 games in Boulder.
To support Garret’s #236, excerpts from NCAA manual. Click on the link for the entire 453 page document. Of course, the doc is always entitled to her opinion.
2.13 THE PRINCIPLE GOVERNING FINANCIAL AID [*]
A student-athlete may receive athletically related financial aid administered by the institution without violating the principle of amateurism, provided the amount does not exceed the cost of education authorized by the Association; however, such aid as defined by the Association shall not exceed the cost of attendance as published by each institution. Any other financial assistance, except that received from one upon whom the student-athlete is naturally or legally dependent, shall be prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Association.
16.01.1 Eligibility Effect of Violation. A student-athlete shall not receive any extra benefit. Receipt by a student-athlete of an award, benefit or expense allowance not authorized by NCAA legislation renders the student-athlete ineligible for athletics competition in the sport for which the improper award, benefit or expense was received. If the student-athlete receives an extra benefit not authorized by NCAA legislation, the individual is ineligible in all sports.
16.02.3 Extra Benefit. An extra benefit is any special arrangement by an institutional employee or a representative of the institution’s athletics interests to provide a student-athlete or the student-athlete’s relative or friend a benefit not expressly authorized by NCAA legislation. Receipt of a benefit by student-athletes or their relatives or friends is not a violation of NCAA legislation if it is demonstrated that the same benefit is generally available to the institution’s students or their relatives or friends or to a particular segment of the student body (e.g., foreign students, minority students) determined on a basis unrelated to athletics ability. (Revised: 1/10/91)
When you click to the direct link on my name above, you immediately will see why I usually leave the photo/journalism to ST – BarryM – PL – Liz – sjmacro – D1 – Chawan_cut – Gigi – Jason…well, you get the point…Errabody but me!
A camera can be a dangerous weapon in my hands. In fact, if it were not for Ralph, I would forgotten I even had it in my pocket. So I apologize to Pauoa Boy for the the blurred shot of him at the Wessai CC.
Lots of good fellowship with all, and was able to connect with PB, wife and keeds. They’re a great addition to da tradition!
Gotta run, another party to attend…back laterz…errabodies be cool!
Oh…where are my manners? Huge Mahalo’s to myki for the Salmon jerky…went real smooooth with the Bud I had aftah you and sj left!…and to Stretch for the awesome *Undah Ama* decals to complete my garage project. Photos later (yikes!).
We need to find a way to make education more affordable for *all* students. We need more brainiacs like Jason.
I would assume that a lot of out of state walkon’s get WUE rates on tuition and that is cheaper than a lot of schools. A California student paying WUE rates at UH is still cheaper than any school in the Pac-10. WUE requires good grades but it is only 150% of in state tuition.
howzit howzit. i no moah email. shot story, i no moah email cuz bad experience 10 years ago. but i get fax 961 3998, cel 937 8546 an office 933-1758. an if i need email, i get wife sleeloy @ daylumdotcom witout da spaces. dats her office so i get da stuff wen i get da stuff. i no i no, i can heah da shot kine literates makin fun ah me… 👿 ..ahh… 😀
howzit, an again my condolences for the loss of your beloved bradda.
next Saturday we racing Kai Opua Regatta Kona. all day. i coach 12s, day race 8:30 am. kupunas “race” @3:30-4 😆 so i don’t expect to get back to Hilo till 7pmish. we could have breakfast Sunday am if you like. i’d like if you can. if not, next time.
btw, you goin Swamp? you caught anything in Colorado?
howzit. what is your assessment of what you saw at yesterday’s informal practice.
What irks me are some of the comments I read about Michelle Wie.
While the German Open is not exactly one of the top tournaments, it does have about half a million in prize money – which is half a million more than the Ryder Club.
If Ms Yang did not have such a sensational round but only maintained her average, Michelle would be only 2 strokes behind.
A minus 9 is nothing to laugh at.
I don’t play but many of my golfer friends are lucky if they can break 150!
Kekoa . . .
When I take off my glasses everything looks blurry like your photograph. No need to be ashamed! My daily life is just like that. Out of focus.
Went out to dinner tonight. One, or more, of the people sitting at the table behind me kept farting. Not particularly loud, but juicy ones that could have peeled the paint off the walls. Worse, there was not a single open table to which to move. It was bad enough the buffet line was close-by and there was open food.
I kept standing up to take a look at the buffet line at the opposite side of the restaurant. Had to be the least I have ever eaten at dinner.
I sure hope that person feels better soon!
What school is graduating this weekend?
Huh. I guess that should have been, “What schools are graduating this weekend?”
Is there a KCall tonight?
Good Evening Tsaikos!!
Just woke up from an afternoon nap. How long is a nap before it is called passed out??
Thanks to Kekoa for setting up the breakfast/lunch at Nancy’s!! There was a good turn out and was great to meet Pauoa Boy.
wafan—ah…the sound of reason…well, in all honestly, the melodious baritone can get squeeky sometimes…but I think we discussed this…as teachers, the silent stink eye, or the silent “what the heck is going on? I am so disappointed in you” look is often (if not always) much more effective….but my ‘kids’ (my adult ‘children’), when they were in elem school, used to tell me that they hated that I was a teacher because they thought I used all my patience on my kids at school…and they would tell me that those kids were not really my kids…and that THEY were really my kids (like I didn’t know to whom I gave birth? like they deserved special treatment or something?)! HA! I still think that is hilarious…and I would tell them as lovingly as I could that I didn’t know how all of my kids at school were raised, and so I had to sometimes give them more chances than I would give my real kids, because I knew how my real kids were raised and therefore I did not need to, for instance, ask them more than once to put away their laundry- because they knew better…
Not coming back to CA until 6/25 and hope to make it a short and sweet trip- am still playing catch up from last trip and it’s very, very tiring! Would like to come back and visit OR and WA when it is not so darn cold and snowing where ‘it never snows’!
No problem with Takai. I just read the blog from the other site and posted it here. Bungahead1 says that Takai went to the Sugar Bowl on the University’s dime. If that’s true, then I have a problem with that. But, if it’s not true, then Bungahead1 needs to apologize.
The problem is that no one knows who UH paid for. Hope Ferd gets the entire list, including all those who paid UH back.
WassupDoc: I forgot to mention this earlier. If you want a recommendation for a good Web host, try PolurNet Communications. My friend uses them, and she likes them so much that I decided to use them for my church Web site too. Prices are reasonable; although I’m not sure how much space and bandwidth you need for your sites. You might want to check out their site, and if you have questions you can always e-mail me. (And yeah, get a free e-mail acct, even as a backup.) I hope things start to improve for you. And thanks again for the present; you really didn’t have to.
K Mark Takai:
I believe he stated earlier that he “paid his own way” to the Sugr Bowl for he and his wife.
The extra 1,000 spaces, if I heard Jim D correctly, will be offered to those season ticket holder who pay $400 or more in “premium seat fees”; it’s not another/extra $400 payment.
Like your take on Michele Wie’s media problem – I have always objected to beat writers or commentators who “rag” on her for missing putts, but say nothing when other top players miss short putts or at worst glance over it and move on.
I would prefer that they track all players who made or missed putts for the 18 holes or for the tournament and see what the actual results were.
Pauoa Boy: I want to send you the picture that I took of you and your family. E-mail me at jnagaoka (at) hawaii.rr.com, and I’ll send it to you.
From what I’ve read, bungahead1 owes Rep. Takai an apology. Why he would make such an assumption and then spread it on an open forum confuses me. Rep. Takai said quite some time ago that he paid his own way and the Legislature made it clear before the Sugar Bowl that none of them would be accepting UH money for their trip. Plus, he had business in LA after the Sugar Bowl so he clearly was not on UH’s plane.
FL Ted- I agree! So…let’s all kokua together…makes the load lighter and makes it much more fun!
RE: directions- I have a hard time while in the mainland with the N-S-E-W thing- can’t people just tell you right or left? It’s not like I can see the ocean most of the time to KNOW where west is (sun sets in the west)…but, conversely, I know mainland people sometimes have hard time with our mauka, makai (although most times you can see the kai!) and leeward and windward (although the hint of wind in windward is kind of obvious to me)…
The other thing about freeways (in CA) at least is that the final destination is often used to identify the freeway, but if you are not going to the final destination and don’t even know where that place is, or what is in-between, you sometimes have little panic attacks when making lane changes…and lots of second guessing of yourself…I made it fine to the CC in Orange County, but totally screwed up on the way home as I thought I could just reverse the directions…couldn’t!
I really like how Houston’s coach lists RGM among their key people that they are missing due to injury. I do hope that RGM is able to practice soon, and that he’s fully healthy (or at least close enough to recovered) to practice full-speed without being hampered by injury.
No such thing as a little panic attack. I know. :-O
WUD . . .
You have hit a bad stretch of road. Once past this portion things will get better. Hopefully, you will get through this phase quickly!
Thank you for the information — good stuff as always.
I do not see how the UH, or any university for that matter, can give in-state tuition to only the athletes. That would be discrimination to those out-of-state students who do not play any sports. Even if they are putting in a lot of time with their school work, community, and sports consider there are others who are not in sports but put in as much time for their school work, and community.
I like the idea, though. And agree something should be done. Unfortunately (?), it has to be done within the rules and regulations of the NCAA.
Interesting that Randy Moss is learning from Wes Welker.
That should be 😮
koakane: I was right, it was a capital P!
Pomai- Re: 177- the makers of pa’akai NEVER sell their salt- it is given in recognition of from where it comes-
I hope that Colt and the dreadheads and all the other UH grads who are playing sports professionally will follow the example of the wonderful Ashley Lelie- who almost immediately gave back to UH (in honor of his experiences here and I believe in recognition of the coaching staff) once he got into pro basketball- what a shaka guy!
Great story, Garrett
IB . . .
Nah. Just have to get used to things here. When I first moved here it was a bit confusing especially the part about not knowing what was where or in-between.
Generaly, I-5 runs North and South except in a few places where it really runs East-West just because of the layout. That really confused me when I first moved here. Having the sun rise in the “North” simply because the highway was really running East-West for a short distance. Weird.
Sorry for the TMI. I was alone here. By the way, it was not me. It really was the people/person sitting at the table behind me. HA!
wafan- public HS’s (Waimea, Kaua’i, and Kapa’a) had grad ceremonies on Friday night- not so sure of the ceremonies for the private schools (Island, Kula, Kahili Adventist and Kaua’i Christian Academy) – maybe tonight?
I Believe: You mean Anthony Carter?
wafan….warfan…wafart…sure it was…it was also probably the dog under the table…have you ever heard that joke? pretty funny!
your add’l comment about the I-5 supports my point exactly! then, there is also pacfic coast…which I think might be a blvd…but I kept calling it HWY cuz in CA it’s a big deal HWY and well known…not so much in WA when it is actually a Blvd (blvd- right?)
Jason…Anthony Carter? Not Ashley?
With the comments made the past 2 days, it appears that an apology is in order.
IB . . .
Thanks! Just curious as to the graduations. Out here the early ones are going to be in another week and a half. Our seniors will be released on the unsuspecting public on June 10th. Seniors in surrounding districts will escape no later than two weeks from now.
Another 14 wake ups to go! Whoo-hoo!!!
I Believe: You said pro basketball. And I know AC’s donated to UH. Ash wasn’t on the list that Stephen gave a while ago.
No can believe, people just like make trouble. Why?
Stretch . . .
I use the 2-hour mark as the deliniation point. Under 2-hours is a nap. Over 2-hours is a sleep. Have not figured out what passed out is. HA!
Must have been a great CC since it moved all of your blood to your abdomen and left you absolutely helpless and, no doubt, in a vulnerable unconcious state. Hopefully, nothing untoward occurred during that time!
I believe Ashely donated the football scoreboard on the John Velasco Field of Radford High School.
IB . . .
HA! The dog under the table. No. No dog under the table. Hey, wait a minute . . . it was a Chinese restaurant. There was not a single dog or cat around. Whoa. Nah. Cannot be. Could it?
Koauka: You didn’t say “Radford” with enough disdain. C’mon, they are our rivals. It’s Radford. 👿
IB . . .
The Pacific Coast Highway is really Highway 101 as it is known up here in Washington. I have driven it up here and part of Oregon and it is just a two lane road with lots of twists and turns, and with some of the most beautiful scenery! I think in California Hwy 101 was widened into a 4+ lane highway in some of the bigger towns/cities. I kind of like the smaller and quieter places — especially the wooded areas.
If you are going to insinuate something then find out it’s not correct, most people will apoligize for their error.
Be nice Jason, we are all adults now.
Plus the principal of Radford is a good mentor and friend of mine.
Promised to say good things about his school.
When he retires, well, that’s a different story.
Back in the day, a friend had the opportunity to transfer to Moanalua because he lived in Salt Lake. After his freshman year, I asked him if he is gonna change schools. Nope, because MOHS has junk athletic teams.
But he always had the nerve to ask me to introduce him to Moanalua girls.
Gosh, what an idiot. And that’s why he has a Radford HS diploma.
Jason- well, forgive me…I have always meant to write a thank you note, so I will write one to AC now…you referred to a list ST posted…could you share date or go and snag it and re-post?
wafan- did you see my earlier post asking if any mainland ‘guys’ knew of Jr. FF Programs in your area? Could you ask your kids? They would be the age grp – mainland tends to serve 14-20 if they are Explorer/Learning for Life Programs…thanks
Also, perhaps ‘talked’ about ad nauseum when it happened, but what happened to the now ‘old’ silver road uniforms? Could they be auctioned or donated to a deserving school?
Koauka- mahalo…did Mr. Williams used to be the principal of Radford?
Also, is it just me or does anyone else feel a little bad about Cooke field…I am totally stoked about the Ching donation and grateful for their generosity…and certainly support something being named after them (him), but does that mean the end of Cooke field…is Cooke field being swallowed up by Ching?
The principal of Radford HS is Robert Stevens. Not certain of Mr. Williams.
The UH administration, according to JD, asked the Cooke family persmission to rename the complex, and the family agreed.
Aloha Garrett! RE Randy Moss learns from Wes Welker . . . sounds exactly like what gave Chad Owens an edge in route running. Too bad Chad never get chance receiving with Jags. Maybe Chad will shake the fumble-rusky issues in the punt return business with the Colorado Crush.
I Believe: #153, 155, 156.
Also, #160 and 161.
Jason- mahalo- wow- such a small grp when there have been many more who have made it to the pro level…and then there are those like Rainbow Cliff…we have had discussions about this…but, on the bright side, thank goodness for those who have remembered from where they came (just wish there were more!)
ey- does your tutorial still work with this new format?
Koauka- thanks for follow-up- glad the Cooke family was asked about renaming, but (and maybe just me) seems kind of tacky…once something is named should it not be pretty much forever…and what was the family supposed to say? Kinda hard to say anything but yes when asked such a question….
I updated my tutorial not too long ago, take a look.
g’night folks…gotta go and get something for dinner!
wafan…didn’t mean that no dogs or cats were around and so …. maybe…. just maybe…I was referring to that old joke about everything being blamed on the dog under the table….will try and remember the punch line and share…maybe then you will know if you have heard it (yes, I am one of THOSE- the ones who cannot remember the punch lines! I’ll ask my son- I think that was one of his favorite jokes)
I Beileve – I agree with you, but with the Cooke family’s permission, I guess it worked out.
Me, I would have left the Cooke name, like the “Cooke-Ching Multi-Purpose Athletic Field.” Or something like that.
just got home
PC kids off to their first designation. get time to relax a little before meeting them at 2nd spot. will read and catch up after going bocha.
wessai bfast was a blast and mahalo to all that attended.
With talk of how the Boston’s teams appeared in 3 championships this year:
Fall of 2007: Redsox over the Colorado Rockies
February 3, 2008: Patriots lose to the Giants 17-14
Spring of 2008: Celtics facing Lakers starting June 6, 2008 in NBA finals
The sport’s trivia question is: In the history of all professional sports, which cities team had teams in four finals. ( The answer below, Philadelphia)
Spring of 1980: Flyers lose to Islanders in Stanley Cup Finals
Spring of 1980: Sixers lose to Lakers in NBA Finals
Fall of 1980: Phils win World Series over KC.
January of 1981: Eagles lose 27-10 to Raiders in Super Bowl
The 76’s led by Julius Erving fall short in 6 games to a then 20 year old Magic Johnson led Laker team
And the hockey team loses in 6 the Islanders.
Notes of interests of the Phils World Championship win -Steve Carlton wins two games, Pete Rose plays first base. And it was the first baseball championship for the Phils in 98 years.
wafan, check this link it gives all the graduation dates public and private.
One note that probably won’t help you in driving on the mainland…
Interstate Freeways with odd numbers generally run north-south, even numbers run east-west.
The three digit ones eventually connect to the freeway referenced…105, 405, 605 connect at some point to I-5. 210 and 710 to I-10.
Of course if you get directions from long time southern Cal people…it’ll be like getting directions at home where you give the tourists names while they are hunting for numbers. Santa Monica Freeway, Long Beach Freeway, San Diego Freeway, Ventura Freeway, San Bernardino Freeway, etc…
wassa matta u forget da mauka, makai directions allready bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
man what are we coming to nowdays
first LIzk says a students committed suicide because can not walk at graduation. now just heard on da news castle neva let a girl walk because she did not have the proper shoes. worst yet she had a medical excuse because of a foot injury which required surgery. the shoes required to wear cause her pain, parents went all over looking for shoes she could wear to ease pain but no success.
people we need to use some common sense in situation like these 😥 bummers
KFVE is starting their Rainbow Celebration re-telecasts tonight, start time 10:30pm.
They usually air one game per sport. Tonight is football. Not sure which game but will probably watch a little no matter what.
Didn’t realize that the PCHS kids will be at different venues. I’ll be delivering their group photos that we (lil’s and I) took before they boarded their buses. Hope I got the location right. I’ll look for you when I get there.
midori7 – I guess you can get your fix of UH sports
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No need watch Oxygen Network! Woo hoo!
Utah State game replay on now.
Who was the USU receiver who got drafted after UH SHUT HIM DOWN?!?
PCHS graduation greeting pretty chaotic.
Was telling the Mrs. I was thinking though still not as much of a crush as FHS. We remember trying to find somebody on the lawn in front of da school on King St. used to be crazy. But now, hoo! get mo’ beeg peoples than b4!
surprised you’re still awake… must have been a good nap. took a nap today too, that’s why I’m still awake.
enjoyed your comments about Overboard. Love that movie! don’t remember the final score of the Utah St. game, let alone the receiver who got drafted. just gotta watch the replay!
both of you two, midori7 & stretch, go to sleep!!! oh wait, thats me that sleeps early.
lizk yep PC has always had 2 to 3 place within the night to take the kids. just before morning check out a video is shown to them from graduation to earliest part of the last sight.
its really well planned and tons of different stuff for them to do at each place. parents, lions club, bands, make up and hair people donate their expertise to make it a fun time. they choose the site to be at and just show at that site and time. it relieves parent from having to do it all night. like shift work bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
at next cattle call we can share ideas and maybe you can use on Kauai 😀
OK, I won’t ruin it fo’ you; but I think UH get pretty good chance 😉
Kevin Robinson, 6th rd by KC. Sheesh, and none of UH’s guys got picked 👿
you not talking about together, right??!!??
Uhhh, you wen bocha yet?
Gotta at least splash watah on da face.
Dat wasn’t Liz, dat was LK da photographer….
I wonder how they choose the game to show?? I would think there are more exciting games to show. Maybe Nevada, SJSU, Boise St???
…or maybe all THREE of you? 😯
d1 – aahhhhhhh…. NO!!
d1 I was kind worried because neva know had 50th state fair going on. usually we try to keep one entrance open for parents to enter which is upper front gate on left side of ticket box office. at end of ceremony graduates exit north endzone to meet parents in parking lot. lots of space with the alpha posted on the light posts. heard from the committee guys had log jam in front because of fair.
stadium neva inform us of da fair because I no recollect have both going on at same time. usually state fair durnign 4th july times.
Usually their M.O. is to build it up over the summer to crescendo just b4 the fall season starts again.
So yeah, starting with this game kinda makes sense.
Except that it was kind of a shootout.
Oops 😳 Sorry, midori7. I hope I nevah give away too much.
Yeah traffic aftah was a horror show.
I think wat threw it off is that Memorial Day was early this year. That’s usually wen the State Fair starts; the Farm Fair is the one on 4th of July time.
Anyone else think this color guy on the TV might have a future somewhere in athletics?
btw, anyone hear anything exciting from the PIAA combine today?
my bad LK and Lizk see what happens when no get to have a couple during night time bwhaaaaa
LK not at site 1 but if you delivering at site 2 only going be dea short time to pick up and drop of parents. but if you coming in for morning sign out be dea at 5 ahyem setting up.
d1 if really tired I like catch ride to movies? das if you going
the WAC refs. I still have the same feeling for them even during the summer. 😛
stretch just like say thank you for (roflmfao) 😉
no prob about da ride.
But if you real tired, go sit on da oddah side of da theatre so no can hear da zzzzzzzz, eh
I think the WAC has to look at the officials not only for football, but baseball umpires also. They both are TERRIBLE!!
hey stretch up late aren’t you?
been away all day long. what’s going on?
what did you think of tg missing from the informal workouts?
oh, it did sound that way didn’t it. no, i did not mean it like you put it. midori will probably give me a smack tomorrow.
did you watch the cbs saturday night fights with kimbo & lawler?
al – since no need wake up for work tomorrow and I took an extra long nap today, I can watch the UH vs Utah St game. I hope they win and keep the chance of a BCS game alive.
TG not at practice. It could be that he is in Arizona for summer but if he is in a heated battle for the starting QB, I would think he should be here trying to get ahead.
chawan – yeah, I watched it. Stupid me read the Yahoo article so knew the outcome of each fight before watching it. very anti-climatic!! Going to watch the Faber vs Pulver fight tomorrow, should be a good one.
al how was services today?
last night was chicken skin with all the choirs signing and da people. can imagine today.
i absolutely agree. he should be here. i was just wondering if he didn’t want to share some stuff. remember the last time he did that.
Stretch & d1shima: 🙄
didja think I wasn’t going to check back in???
Don’t think KFVE had much to choose from since ESPN took all the “good” games last season. I think they rebroadcast only one game per sport, but football may be different.
how was that when kimbo popped the guy’s ear…
i was yelling it right before it happened, and he did it! haha.
post #307. please disregard. i did not mean for it to sound that way. heh.
midori – you one smart girl, good point about ESPN and the choice of games.
chawan – his ear was screwed. how come it was like that??
If TG is thinking like that, it’s no good for the TEAM!!
it was cauliflowered before the match even started. i guess during training.
did you hear the anouncers call it the alien life form clinging to his head?
my friend said it was Quatto from Total Recall saying “Open your mind….. open your mind…..”
d1…..hmmmmm. by next week they should all be here no? aren’t they also asked to take summer school, which is now funded by na koa?
chawan – i’ve never seen a cauliflower ear look so “soft”.
Depending on the print time, we’re about 1/3 done, hope I get there by no later than 2:00 a.m. Probably won’t run in to you in that case.
I’m sure the kids and parents really appreciate all of the volunteer help (especially from those that do not have current graduates) that they receive for their special night.
you’re right. it did look puffy. thats why i was like “pop it!” kinda gross.
the wec fight is so early tomorrow…
uh oh. USU driving.
I hope UH holds them to no more than a…. say a 36 yd FG?
I hope UH can maybe….
run back the KO for a TD!
chawan – good thing it’s live at 3pm so I can’t read about the results before watching it.
d1 – you are scaring me with your tsaichic abilities!!
I think ur right about summer school.
My question would be knowing that the workouts will be in the afternoon, why would, say, a certain Sr. QB schedule a class then?
I hope UH can force a punt and then drive down with 7 of 8 plays being CB passes and score on a pass from, ummmm….about 22 yds out!
LK you do the video of grad? You da guys that do that big group shot inside stadium before they get on bus? If so is that you on da ladder taking the pics? anodda question who at the HS you deal with one teacher known as Mike ( I know its a she, but dats what she goes by)
luckily he wasn’t fighting Tyson, he would have ate it
time for me to go sleep now. as exciting as this football game is, I think I can wait until tomorrow morning to get the final score.
ralph – gee thanks, right before going to bed I get a visualization that can cause nightmares.
looking forward to seeing the rebroadcasts from the other sports as well. always appreciated KFVE doing this. just gotta be patient for baseball, since it’ll be the last one.
Gee, Stretch, with an attitude like that, do you expect to ever make it to watch UH play a BCS game?
Gosh, I really miss Colt already.
ralph….that was sick!
ralph….. i confess. i thought of the very same thing. sick guys we are.
OK. So now that I won’t be having a midnight snack….
Hi folks… everyone resting and having a quiet night? Peaches and I napped for a few hours today too…only thing at different times, so are both out of sync. Going to break out the Wii pinball soon… 🙂
…at least nothing that resembles a cruciferous vegetable.
Watching Colt in this game makes me really wonder about what some of the coaches were saying about what happened in the SB game. He is making a lot of plays by holding onto the ball a long time.
I think it’s a Touchdown.
Anyone wanna bet?
I’ll take a cue from Stretch and read the final score on p. 65 of my Perfect Season book in the morning.
Stretch – karma’s a biatch. 😆
ok d1 make an assessment of the three returning o-linemen, what’s your take on their footwork, etc..
homey, how come you couldn’t make it to lunch, we were close to Mililani
Ralph – Training in the morning and manual labor with the family patriarch from noon to dusk.
Time to wash up and relax on the recliner…
D1, yes I was there at the PIAA, I documented it, and I was impressed at how many kids who were there that are not high profile, but will be solid Div 1 or Div 1AA kids. Here is one for ST to sort out…a certain paid professional entertainer’s son, who I had heard had sent his Letter of Intent to Portland State (his mother said on the Jeff Portnoy Show, in April, that he was confirmed to play for PSU), told me directly that he will be playing for McMackin this Fall, not Glanville. Whats the real deal, ST?
Yes that was me on the ladder in the north end zone, lil’s (my son) was helping me.
We don’t do video professionally, just the occasional Youth League game of our nine year old.
I was a little late after crawling through traffic from Moanalua Road to Aloha (kinda reminded me of UH vs USC back in ’99). I guess HPD merged 4 lanes into 1 to help facilitate cars leaving the stadium after the ceremony.
Mike short for Margaret is indeed a teacher at PCHS, I think she handles Student Activities.
SteveM & Peaches ~ Missed you folks today at the Wessai CC, but then it dawned on me about the time and distance thing you once spoke of. Got it!
Good gathering, thank goodness others were there taking photos! You saw how hamajag mines was! Sheezsus…I gotta go take another Pho King photo class to get it right one day.
My shot selection got worser den dat at the party I jez came home from!…only not talking about da camera shoot!
Hey Big Hilo Paddle-Papa!…go make one paddle, two paddle…all da way to da swamp and save your kala to bet the outhouse on UH. Take no prisoners, drown ’em all in da swamp!
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