Warriors hire WAC assistant

Brad Jones, the WAC’s director of championships, has been hired as the Warriors’ director of football administration, Norm Chow confirmed today.

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There will be a number of changes โ€” for jerseys, that is โ€” but so far the Warriors have not reissued the numbers worn by quarterbacks Tim Chang (No. 14) and Colt Brennan (No. 15).

Running back Joey Iosefa goes from No. 30 to No. 7, and defensive tackle Geordon Hanohano will wear No. 90 after being No. 51 last year. More switches are expected.

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Spring training opens Tuesday, but look for dual-sport athlete Miah Ostrowski to be held out of contact drills until after spring break. The coaches want to give him more time to rest after he went non-stop from football to basketball.


  1. papajoe2 March 15, 2012 8:43 am


  2. papajoe2 March 15, 2012 8:44 am

    slow day on the blog.

  3. cheepono March 15, 2012 8:45 am

    go warriors! i’m sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for fanaika to make his decision!

  4. papajoe2 March 15, 2012 8:46 am

    New director of football administration. That was fast. Must be somebody good applied.

  5. cheepono March 15, 2012 8:46 am

    what’s the difference between director of player development and director of football administration? how do the job duties differ?

  6. Da Punchbowl Kid March 15, 2012 8:47 am

    Spring is the air! Can’t wait!

  7. papajoe2 March 15, 2012 8:48 am

    Not giving anybody TC and CB numbers, the coaches must know they mean a lot to the fans. Both of them were known nationwide and even in Canada.

  8. Numbers March 15, 2012 8:48 am

    The first signs of trouble in the Chowfun era start to emerge. First, Chow let people go; now, people are voluntarily leaving, without the ushering of Chowfun.

    Lots of fun to watch this train wreck slowly happening.

    Thanks Chowfun. Have fun. Yeah, baby.

  9. Da Punchbowl Kid March 15, 2012 8:49 am

    # 7 ? Just another reason why seven is my favorite number.

  10. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2012 8:50 am


    I just woke up. I was watching a video of the BYU game until 3. That was one bad second half that changed life the past three months.

  11. Numbers March 15, 2012 8:53 am

    Yeah, at 8, these guys were so popular with the fans because of the extraordinary and stellar success they had playing in the NFL. Oops. My bad, wrong guys. These guys flopped in the NFL. Oops. Wrong blog. Oh well, since I’m here, yeah, retire those numbers. They should never be worn again because of the immense success associated with them. The two guys who wore them are legends in the NFL. Oops. Did it again. My bad.

  12. Da Punchbowl Kid March 15, 2012 8:54 am

    You’ll get nightmares from that kind of late night fare, Mr. Tsai. “Sleep hygene” is important for us ole folks.

  13. papajoe2 March 15, 2012 8:55 am

    ST, the last BYU game? Sorry, when somebody says BYU game, I can remember the licking we gave them with Gabriel at qb. The rest (romps we took) kinds of fades.

  14. papajoe2 March 15, 2012 8:57 am

    8 & 11 same guy?

  15. Couch potato March 15, 2012 9:07 am

    the claim to fame for those numbers occurred in college not the nfl. aisoos.

    director of football administration? wot dat? who was the last one?

  16. al March 15, 2012 9:07 am

    well, well…according to a family member, fehoko fanaika will be signing with lsu after all is said and done. it should be official very soon.

    we went into overtime with this highly sought after prospect which speaks well about our potential in recruiting top prospects in the future.

  17. Da Punchbowl Kid March 15, 2012 9:08 am

    Don’t take the bait, pj2- we want the blog to stay open. ๐Ÿ˜†

  18. Couch potato March 15, 2012 9:09 am

    papajoe2, looks like the same guy commented on the same guy’s comment. unless he made a number error but with a name like Number you wouldn’t think it would make a number mistake.

  19. Couch potato March 15, 2012 9:12 am

    best wishes and luck to Fehoko as he takes his next path in life.

  20. Couch potato March 15, 2012 9:14 am

    he could have taken the road less traveled, i mean ocean less sailed.

  21. papajoe2 March 15, 2012 9:15 am

    While coaching, I knew some people wouldn’t like the methods we instill. Worst yet, some of the parents didn’t like the way we were coaching inspite of being very, very successful. How many times have I heard, “the coaches don’t know what they’re doing”, probably because their son wasn’t playing much or at all. The coaches job is to have everybody on the same page. If somebody refuses to get with the program or are not as talented as the rest of the teammates, then they will not have much playing time. Very few kids left the program though, but, by being negative and making noise, it surely does bring down the whole team. I, and most everybody else knew that the change with Coach Chow would not be very popular with everyone as with anyother coach who takes over a team that had almost the same type of system for 13 years. We just have to be patient and wait the 3 or 4 years needed for Coach Chow’s system to prove itself. If you think some of players are leaving now or not making it, wait till after spring training. That is when the coaches will see if the players put in what it takes to be on the team.

  22. Last Call March 15, 2012 9:15 am

    The antics of Nick West and his calk board messages at the Wahine VB match last night has many,many fans ticked off this morning.

    One of his messages now posted online takes a cheap shot at Brittany Hewitt another uses the derogatory racial code word nizzle.

    Grow up Nick. You might think you’re funny but we don’t.

  23. 808Bowler March 15, 2012 9:21 am

    Morning everyone.

  24. Kaimuki Kid March 15, 2012 9:23 am

    a rearrangement in numbers (blog entries) might be needed…troll zapping safari

  25. SteveM March 15, 2012 9:24 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Just curious–what are the duties of the “Director of Football Administration”?

  26. Steve March 15, 2012 9:32 am

    Pomai, was the lady sitting next to Mr. Robinson, Kaia’s mom?

  27. jkjones March 15, 2012 9:34 am

    if memory serves me right–there were departures when MAC took the reigns from JJ.

    It happens in coaching transitions. All over the college football globe–Penn State, Ohio State (didnt we get a 4-star transfer from the buckeyes due to change of coaching and system), Florida, Arizona, Fresno State and yes, Hawai’i.

    Besides, Coach Chow’s O sytem is different, making certain positions literally extinct. Despite standing room only to audition for playing time in 2012 and a crowded field–how many warrior QBs can you cite with exit visas? Thought so.

    To be sure, the determined athlete will find a way to fit. the others, will find an excuse to grouse….or leave.

    Chow & staff are allowing players to freely select their positions, mainly because of system changes. it didnt take long for Craig Cofer (de), Darius Bright (wr) and Waylon Lolotai (ol) to request a position switch to TE. Bright is a senior. gootta luv his attitude. can do!

    Coach granted immediate approval to all these players.

    Look, the transition wont be easy. For players or coaches alike. take each day as it comes and make the best of your opportunities. everyone is on equal footing. it’s a fresh beginning with the exception of one time tested axiom–there are no entitlement positions in college football. you want it–earn it!

  28. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2012 9:36 am

    There were two admin positions. Chow divided them into three (at the same amount). The new hire and Juan’s departure will make it two admin positions again. (At a lower rate.)

  29. Couch potato March 15, 2012 9:37 am

    papajoe2, agree with you about coaches and their methodology.

  30. Warriorbacker March 15, 2012 9:37 am

    22. I think he’s funny and it just sounds like a humor less grouch is trying to make something bigger than it really was !!

  31. Last Call March 15, 2012 9:40 am

    30-Well like Nick West you have no class either if you think that was funny.

  32. Couch potato March 15, 2012 9:43 am

    jkjones, agree with you too.

    people need to realize not going get the status quo. there’s a change people. can’t wait to watch some spring ball action.

    one more thing, GO WAHINE SOFTBALL!

  33. Steve March 15, 2012 9:45 am

    jkjones, here hoping, Darius Bright can be used just like the San Francisco 49er’s use Vernon Davis.

  34. Steve March 15, 2012 9:46 am

    Pomai, if you do not want to answer me, that is fine, I will just ask Mr. Robinson when he comes to the softball game, with Kate’s dog.

  35. slenzi March 15, 2012 9:48 am

    Smart giving Miah a break. Lots of pounding for him this year. Keep him healthy and Warriors will be happy.

  36. Kaimuki Kid March 15, 2012 9:48 am

    Please play nice, I’m sure everyone wants tha comment section to stay open…

  37. Steve March 15, 2012 9:48 am

    It was nice of Mr. Robinson (Kate and Sarah’s Dad) to bring tea leaves to the game and pass them out. Hope he does it tonite, too. The Wahine’s can use all the help they can get.

  38. Steve March 15, 2012 9:49 am

    Kaimuki Kid, I am playing nice.

  39. Steve March 15, 2012 9:51 am

    Kaimuki Kid, just wanted to make sure that lady was Mrs. Parnaby, wanted to give my condolensces in person.

  40. Steve March 15, 2012 9:51 am

    Oh, will do the same with Kaia, and Lauren when I see them, this afternoon.

  41. Kaimuki Kid March 15, 2012 9:51 am

    Go SoftBOWs!

  42. Couch potato March 15, 2012 9:53 am

    um Steve, you sure it wasn’t ti leaf? unless it was tea leaves and it was to brew and drink after the game.

  43. al March 15, 2012 9:53 am

    miah ostrowski…someone’s thinking out there. nice to see this. i believe that miah will play an important role on this year’s team.

  44. RedZone March 15, 2012 9:54 am

    ST nice article on TE coach. Man those long bus rides are killer.

  45. MattyBoy March 15, 2012 9:55 am

    Good luck to Fehoko

  46. LizKauai March 15, 2012 9:58 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!


    GO *.BOWS!

  47. Couch potato March 15, 2012 9:59 am

    Syracuse is struggling. go 16th seed!

  48. al March 15, 2012 10:00 am

    speaking of miah ostrowski…

    somehow lost in the shuffle of the mbb’s beat writer desk is the fact that miah ended up with the sixth highest assists per game nationally with 7.0 assists per game.

  49. Steve March 15, 2012 10:00 am

    cp, you right, my wrong, ti leaves.

  50. bleedgreen March 15, 2012 10:02 am

    Why are people saying “Give Chow 3-4 years to implement his system”? JD gave Dana three and fired her. Right after the last loss. Didn’t wait to return to Honolulu. Same should be for Chow. If he posts losing record three years in row, then change needed.

  51. al March 15, 2012 10:02 am

    couch potato is the new “spell check” and it includes pronouns. haha.

  52. 99club March 15, 2012 10:07 am

    Good morning, Tsaikos!

    Syracuse down by 4 at the half to #16 seed UNC Ashville. Bruce Hornsby’s (of Bruce Hornsby and the Range) kid is playing for UNC Ashville. The announcers are trying to work lines from Bruce’s songs into the commentary. Pretty funny. “That’s just the way it is…”

  53. papajoe2 March 15, 2012 10:08 am

    I don’t know about the ti leaves anymore. How many times have we brought ti leaves in bulk to the game only to get romped. I can think of the last 2 times in Vegas. The last BYU game and many, many others. Its good for the fans though. It gets them into the game. I’m not saying don’t bring ti leaves, just saying don’t depend on it making us win games. Preparation, execution, and talent win games. JMHO.

  54. tom mui March 15, 2012 10:15 am

    Maybe ST should really consider having people use their real names instead of blog names.

    Maybe that way everyone will play nice instead of hiding behind blog names – why punish the nice guys for the remarks made by the trolls?

  55. Couch potato March 15, 2012 10:16 am

    al, wot dat pronouns? nouns that are used in professional sentences and get paid big bucks?

  56. papajoe2 March 15, 2012 10:18 am

    3 or 4 years, depending on the progress. I don’t expect them to do too well in the wins department this coming year, and the next year will probably be a very young team. College football teams has 105 players, offense, defense, and at least 4 different special teams. If the team looks organized, have good recruits (but the 1st 2 years would be very young or new to D1), but is not putting up a fantastic w/l record, then maybe 4 years. If the team flops from the begining and doesn’t seem to be improving, then 3 years. Sorry, but DTD’s team didn’t look like it improved much after 3 seasons. I’m not putting too much weight in the W/L record as much as improved play. Both didn’t look too good this past 3 seasons. Yes, she seems to have gotten some good recruits coming in next year, but they are just recruits and are not proven on the D1 level…….yet.

  57. mo808 March 15, 2012 10:20 am

    Morning All! Get plenty rest Miah! We need you fully charged for football!

  58. d1shima March 15, 2012 10:20 am

    “I love football. Itโ€™s what wakes me up every day and keeps me going.โ€

    Hee-yah! ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. Couch potato March 15, 2012 10:21 am

    tom mui, how is ST going to know what is a real name?

  60. Car Warranties March 15, 2012 10:34 am

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  61. mikey March 15, 2012 10:35 am

    my goodness Syracuse losing to UNCA 2nd QTR?

  62. d1shima March 15, 2012 10:36 am

    Who tricked Boeheim into playing 4 quarters? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

  63. King Katonk March 15, 2012 10:43 am

    Speaking of former #7 for the Warriors, Davone Bess, he’s got a new look.


    Hopefully, with the departure of Brandon Marshall he’ll get more looks from his new QB…Mr. Manning perhaps?

    BTW – I can’t wait to purchase a green #2 Roughrider jersey with the name Brennan on the back.

    Shades of 2007.

  64. Kaimuki Kid March 15, 2012 10:45 am

    tom mui,

    The only thiong wrong with real names is everyone will suddenly be Mr. John or Jane Smith.or Glen Miyashiro, Kazuo Tanaka, Mits Funai…It ‘s Rap again and Robert and Roland’s Mr. Sancho Lee…lol

  65. keith a.y. March 15, 2012 10:53 am

    Good luck Fehoko. Show’em how.

  66. SteveM March 15, 2012 10:57 am

    Couch potato:

    March 15th, 2012 at 10:21 am

    tom mui, how is ST going to know what is a real name?

    That is semi-possible since ST knows plenty and can draw on many resources (like S-A techs). As I recall, there is a name registration system in place for commenting on all Star-dvertiser stories and all the other blogs. All other poster comments are held for review by the host (moderator) before they appear.

    The Warrior Beat was the exception (I think) since it had large 24/7 international audience and attempting to moderate it 24/7 in a timely manner is impossible for one person. That would eliminate the chat and instant info aspects that made this blog famous.

    The use of a blog as chat was unseen in 2006. The chat comments lead to Blog Parties where bloggers met each other in person. Then the lunch Cattle Calls and the Tsai-kos were born. Then tailgates (here and on mainland), Karaoke Calls, etc. followed.

    A blog name registration system (real name or not) would be the only way to preserve the unique nature of the Warrior Beat. Anonymous/guest comments would await moderation while the others would appear instantly as now. Of course, I volunteer to help ST with any registration system. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

  67. cheepono March 15, 2012 10:59 am

    howzit pride. i seen your name somewhere, was able to put two and two together and figure out i went school with your grandson’s daddy, one hell of a fisherman and diver.

  68. mikey March 15, 2012 11:02 am

    3 min to go Syracuse winning by 62 – 42 over (16) UNC-Asheville

    There bench is really coming thru with 31 points half of total points!

    They were losing at half time.

  69. charsiubao March 15, 2012 11:07 am

    62 – 56 1:56 left

  70. mikey March 15, 2012 11:08 am

    Opps sorry score should be by 62 – 56 Syracuse

  71. Couch potato March 15, 2012 11:08 am

    SteveM, even with a registration system you still can submit a fake name. unless you going have the person register and show a valid id to you or ST or whoever is going to man the registration desk 24/7 then not going work.

  72. mikey March 15, 2012 11:09 am

    I picked LB to win but they’re losing at half by score of 33 – 29

  73. Couch potato March 15, 2012 11:10 am

    and who’s to say one person can’t register as many?

  74. cheepono March 15, 2012 11:16 am

    as much as i favor accountability when it comes to people posting smack and hatred, a lot of good “inside” info has been posted here bc of the anonymity this blog provides. using real names would kill that facet of the blog, which i think is a very important dimension and driving factor for many who visit here.

    seems like ST’s starting to lose his patience and getting a little trigger happy, killing off the comment section when things start getting out of hand. his house, his rules.

    this is one of the most unique blogs i’ve ever come across. the comment section is more of a talk story/open discussion forum much like wsn or sh. i think the “problems” are just a few bad apples and would be easier solved by banning IPs.

    jmo though.

  75. mikey March 15, 2012 11:16 am

    Looks like Syracuse going to win with few seconds left but they struggled against a (16) team.

    Good thing I picked Kans State to win over Syracuse on Saturday.

  76. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2012 11:19 am

    I’m surprised people don’t use their real names.

    There are a lot of witty comments and observations. Why not get the recognition?

  77. Couch potato March 15, 2012 11:19 am

    cheepono, an ip address could be a shared ip address and instead of banning one poster you could be banning a group of posters.

  78. ai-eee-sos March 15, 2012 11:22 am

    UH offers DE/WR, Joe Mathis a scholarship. 6-4, 250.

    Joe Mathis is the cousin of Siaki and Su’a Cravens.

    Thanks to Sportsbow.


    Go Warriors !!!

  79. SteveM March 15, 2012 11:24 am

    Couch potato — good point. I do not believe that real names must be known. When dealing with persons of good will, their names will be known eventually as they attend various social functions. What is being regulated is the blog name that is allowed to log on and instantly post (yes, a log on system would be needed with registered name (real or not) and password). Humbug.

    But this is all moot since this is not likely to happen.

    …I don’t think, anyway. ๐Ÿ˜•

  80. Derek March 15, 2012 11:26 am

    Just my opinion:

    1) Kaia Parnaby is pitching better than Ricketts. Better strikeout to walk ratio. Better ERA.

    But Ricketts is a senior and has been the leader in her career to Coolen doesn’t want to mess the rotation. It will be interesting who will pitch tonight against Cal. Probably Ricketts. Tonight’s game is huge for the Wahine.

    2) Takahara-Dias got fired because the team didn’t improve, period. She didn’t do a god job of recruting and the team made a ton of turnovers. That combination is bad. If Donavan saw meaningful improvement and success on the court, he would have retained her.

    3) I think Manning will select Tennessee. He will not go to Arizona as he doesn’t want to play against his brother, unless it’s in the Super Bowl. Hence, he will stay in the AFC.

    4) The Chicago Bulls is my pick to make it to the NBA finals. The Okalahoma Thunder is my favorite for the Western Conference.

    5) Gib Arnold needs 2 more perimeter shooters around 6-5 to 6-7 types. The only reliable 3 point shooters are Brereton and Stokes. In a way, we missed Bo Barnes this past year. With him, we might have won 2, maybe 3 more games and with that we would be playing in a tournament somewhere. Barnes was a streak 3 pt shooter and adding 6 to 8 points per game would have been huge. He was also a good free throw shooter.

  81. Kevin March 15, 2012 11:49 am

    No guarantees Ricketts starts tonight considering the match up against CAL and the way they run. Coolen has opined he favors the lefty vs lefty match ups.

  82. tom mui March 15, 2012 12:03 pm

    The reason why I was pushing “real” names is probably I get sick of seeing trolls posting – and it always seems to be the same person or persons.

    It is true that I know a lot of the posters by their blog names like Pride, DPK, AL etc but some of the poster(s) that spread their venom seem to be the same people.

    Ignore the trolls may be sound advice but I just get irritated seeing their stuff, posing as supporters but being just the opposite.

  83. madeinhawaii March 15, 2012 12:11 pm

    Hmm… I’ve been using “madeinhawaii” all over the internet since 1997.

  84. madeinhawaii March 15, 2012 12:12 pm

    Old habits, I guess.

  85. madeinhawaii March 15, 2012 12:13 pm

    Tom Mui,

    What’s the difference if they start using pseudo-real names like Barbara Walters? … How would you know?

  86. A-joe March 15, 2012 12:18 pm

    “The Warriors might be hiring their director of football administration as early as today.”

    Really? I thought Koakane and JD was just shooting the breeze at the softball game yesterday. I didn’t realize JD was asking for references on Al.

  87. al March 15, 2012 12:21 pm


    btw, somebody loved that sign you made for me years ago…that they stole it from my fence.

  88. al March 15, 2012 12:23 pm

    cheepono…roger that. true to your name, we got to be more “pono” about things.

  89. Couch potato March 15, 2012 12:25 pm

    me thinks that the police department needs a new sketch artist.

  90. DaveLetterMan March 15, 2012 12:29 pm

    All this time I’ve been using my real name. Didn’t know we were suppose to use a blog name. Maybe I’ll change my blog name to Jay Leno from now on. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  91. Aloha March 15, 2012 12:33 pm

    Miah is playing again?

  92. Derek March 15, 2012 12:41 pm

    Is Su’a Cravens not considering Hawaii? Maybe the brother doesn’t have any pull!!!! Seems like he was on the radar before and was offered a scholarship since last year, but now Hawaii is not even listed. If true, that’s too bad. He’s listed as a 5 star player and #2 rated in the country as a safety. Maybe Chow can re-visit or coach Jones.

  93. krump1_AKA_protector March 15, 2012 12:44 pm

    madeinhawaii on 87,

    Maybe a rule could be made banning iconic pseudo-names unless they can prove it truly is their genuine coincidental (with a celebrity, for instance) name.

  94. Kevin March 15, 2012 12:45 pm

    As long as one person keeps citing false incidents regarding factual people I personally know I will continue to post accordingly in response.

    A physical response in person is always an option as well.

  95. KahukuRR4L March 15, 2012 12:46 pm

    John Waa highlights


  96. tom mui March 15, 2012 12:49 pm

    #87 – hopefully a check of their e-mail and ulr would be done.

  97. SteveM March 15, 2012 12:51 pm

    Hi J ! Long time… ๐Ÿ™‚

  98. Supastoke March 15, 2012 1:01 pm

    Cheehooo on Nex Tuesday.

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  100. krump1_AKA_protector March 15, 2012 1:09 pm

    Derek on 80,

    Agree that the team needs more reliable perimeter shooters. The incoming Orel Lev is supposed to be a good shooter and the most likely guy to replace Zane. If Jace Tavita gets playing time, he was impressive and consistent in his shooting of 3-pointers during the Summer League. Still hoping that Gerry Blakes somehow finds his way to Manoa.

  101. J March 15, 2012 1:22 pm

    Hey SteveM,

    Yeah, you know…been lurking.

  102. braddahkeems March 15, 2012 1:32 pm

    Hi, my name is Kimo Opiana you can google my name..I’m an established singer/entertainer singing all over the world…I sing fulltime at successful establishments here in Hawaii…I sang the national anthem when Yuval Katz was playing and it was UH#3 vs a Rank #2 team, we won that game…I sang the national anthem at a baseball game, we won that game too.I sang at the womens volleyball banquets a few times as well as the basketball womens banquets a few times. I’m a big UH fan in all sports…I’m just waiting on ST to approve my friend request on facebook which I sent along time ago, hehehehehe !!! How bout them Chowboys !!!!

  103. DaveLetterMan March 15, 2012 1:35 pm

    41 apply to be next UH women’s basketball coach

    From SA website

    Didn’t know there was that much interest in the job. Hopefully there is the one that will take UH to the next level.

  104. braddahkeems March 15, 2012 1:36 pm

    this might get people mad…I’m a Dallas cowboy, San Francisco Giant, Los Angeles Laker, Dallas Star, Jimmy Johnson Nascar fan…hahahahahaha

  105. Stretch March 15, 2012 1:48 pm

    Braddahkeems – why would anyone be mad?? They should be jealous that you are a Dallas Cowboy fan!!

  106. keith a.y. March 15, 2012 1:51 pm


    March 15th, 2012 at 10:59 am

    howzit pride. i seen your name somewhere, was able to put two and two together and figure out i went school with your grandson’s daddy, one hell of a fisherman and diver.

    Good son-in-law. Glad somebody in the family can dive and fish. Fish, squid lu’au, laulau, chicken long rice, and lomi salmon, just a phone call away. Daughter chose well. Two other friends get the poi, another one make da kulolo and haupia. I get da rice. 10 cups, 100 cups, I get’um.

  107. braddahkeems March 15, 2012 1:54 pm

    #108 I’m assuming you are a Cowboy fan too…yeeeehaaaaaw How bout them Cowboys and Chowboys !!!!

    Thank you ST for accepting my FB request…you da Man !!!!

  108. al March 15, 2012 1:55 pm

    braddahkeems…oh, so that is who you are?


    okay, so now we are friends!

  109. al March 15, 2012 1:56 pm

    keith a.y….no forget call your friends when get small kine luau your house.

  110. braddahkeems March 15, 2012 2:01 pm

    #111 Al its a fake name…buwahahahaha J/k Glad to be your friend ๐Ÿ™‚

  111. jkjones March 15, 2012 2:07 pm

    Another great opportunity tonight for the wahine to prove they are national contenders as they face the No1 team in D1A softballand.–the California Golden Bears.

    The ladies from the left coast are a truly balanced team from head to toe.

    Pitching or hitting, pick your poison, they are ranked #12 in ERA and are #2 in team BA @ .375.

    They can go long (30 dinks) or play smallball–36/39 SBs.

    Either way, they score and are ranked #6 in plate touches with a 8.14 per game average.

    They can also defend and are #8 in fielding (.979).

    Only one name is neccessary to explain their individual firepower–Valerie Arioto–my selection for NPOY. Arioto will be representing the USA in the 2012 Olympics as a frontline pitcher or hitter. Give her a glove or a bat or a ball in the circle and she can do it all–including the nose flute while dancing with wolves.

    The wahine need to let it all hang-out, relax and have fun.

    They were much too tight in the Texas game.

    Statistically, Hawai’i matches well, except for base path speed, but, clutch hitting will tilt the game if we swing in the strikezone.

    California mirrors Texas except the lady bears have more fence-busting power.

    I believe our gurls had a bad case of choke-jitters on Tuesday.

    It was a big game.

    Hawai’i is a legit team and coach Coolen would do well to have his wahine strike a locust pose to extricate all tension and cleanse the their mind.

    Otherwise, when relaxed, they can beat any team on any day.

  112. kifi March 15, 2012 2:07 pm


    March 15th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    #111 Al its a fake name…buwahahahaha J/k Glad to be your friend.


  113. BigHiloFan2 March 15, 2012 2:11 pm

    auwe wongway away. ๐Ÿ˜€

  114. braddahkeems March 15, 2012 2:14 pm

    It’s so heart breaking if it’s true about FF signing LOI with LSU Thanks for the heads up Al…Thanks for the Accept on FB, Al…you know you famous, Right?

  115. kifi March 15, 2012 2:20 pm

    Fehoko going be alright at LSU. He going be a little bit like Mahelona and Mapu when they were at Tennessee, and Williams at Alabama. Fehoko will survive.

  116. Couch potato March 15, 2012 2:22 pm

    i thought no mo baseball and softball at the 2012 summer olympics.

  117. Don Weir (We-Ah) March 15, 2012 2:25 pm

    Dir of Player Personnel is the recruiting coordinator. I know Tony Tuioti started in this job. He logged all the DVD’s coming from hopefuls and hopeful’s coaches, arranged for coaches to review DVD’s, kept all coaches on the road in the loop with position needs recruits and recruits who signed, organized all recruiting visits,and kept NCAA contact requirements.

    Dir of Football Operations is very similar to the CEO Admin Asst position in a business. All travel coordination, pre-game (hotel stay and meals), game day (pre-game meal coordination, sideline pass requests), Head coach post game interview requests, Head Coach’s calendar, budget reconciliation, spending requests, and reimbursements go through this office. All Asst Coach’s requests, approved by the Head Coach, goes through this office. Operation coordination with Facilities office and with Fiscal office is also part of this post

  118. al March 15, 2012 2:26 pm

    braddahkeems…its funny because your friend request was sitting in my box for months. i kept asking myself, “who dat?”. now i know, you the famous one not me.

  119. braddahkeems March 15, 2012 2:31 pm

    #122 We both famous..lol Now just waiting on ST to accept me on FB…hahahahaha He thinks I’m a psycho, I think..lol Is there a softball game today? and what time?

  120. kifi March 15, 2012 2:33 pm


  121. al March 15, 2012 2:35 pm

    kifi…its true. i think this fine young man will thrive and survive no matter where he goes. at least we got to the door step. it’s a good sign for the program.

    and who knows, if he redshirts this year and finds crawfish not to his liking he could be a rebounder we get plenty food to partake here.

  122. Numbers March 15, 2012 2:35 pm

    They should only “retire” UH numbers if they went on to be successful in the NFL. Colt and Timmy failed hardcore in the NFL therefore their numbers should be usable for future UH alum.

  123. al March 15, 2012 2:37 pm

    braddahkeems…i think another tsaiko knows you, too.

  124. al March 15, 2012 2:38 pm

    touch n go on the retired jerseys of 14, 15. both made national news with their unreal stats back in the day, they managed to drag the university of hawaii with them. giving us much notice and facetime.

  125. al March 15, 2012 2:39 pm

    those numbers have not been officially retired and who knows, maybe we could use those numbers to entice a 5 star qb.

  126. braddahkeems March 15, 2012 2:41 pm


  127. Couch potato March 15, 2012 2:41 pm

    Tatsuno’s number is retired and he wasn’t successful in the nfl.

  128. al March 15, 2012 2:54 pm

    but, tatsuno built the les.

  129. kifi March 15, 2012 2:57 pm

    Al Chee???

  130. ai-eee-soos March 15, 2012 2:58 pm

    UH offers CB, Devin Holiday a scholarship. 5-10, 170.

    Thanks to Sportsbow.


    Go Warriors !!!

  131. hapahaoleboy March 15, 2012 2:59 pm

    A pro career has nothing to do with retiring a college jersey number. It’s what you did while representing the jersey (in and out of the stadium) that determines whether it should be retired or not. I don’t know about Timmy, but Colt took UH to a place most people didn’t think was realistically possible, and he was a class act in the Hawaii community.

  132. kifi March 15, 2012 3:06 pm

    Ahhhh. Me, I think Colt and Tim were both system quarterbacks.

  133. Abdullah Fata'ai March 15, 2012 3:08 pm

    Anybody who no use dea real name is one chicken. I no scared use my real name so you guys bettah do da same! Talofa!!

  134. ai-eee-soos March 15, 2012 3:23 pm

    41 apply, by mid-morning, to be next UH women’s basketball coach.


  135. Last Call March 15, 2012 3:24 pm

    41 apply to be next UH women’s basketball coach. A good reporter with contacts would already be leaking names.

  136. Kevin March 15, 2012 3:31 pm

    Last Call,

    Then you are more than welcome to ask Brian McInnis on his blog:


    He already confirms that Gavin Petersen is the first applicant (as expected anyway).

  137. wafan March 15, 2012 3:32 pm

    Good evening . . . at least it kinda is.

  138. d1shima March 15, 2012 3:33 pm

    Does Hawaii get any of the NCAA Tourney money for NamaSU’s dancin’?

    Just tryna see if I should be cheering for them in this next game.

  139. wafan March 15, 2012 3:35 pm

    Go, Wahine!

    Beat Cal!


  140. Derek March 15, 2012 3:48 pm

    You would think that one of at least 41 applicants could be a good basketball coach for our Wahine.

    At this point, I could care less about the football player, FF. I would rather want the Wahine volleyball player, FF instead!!!

    Gib Arnold should pound the pavement for good basketball players from Australia. Saw this kid from New Mexico today, a guard who I think is a freshman by the name of Gatewood. Good player, good shooter, heady player, was mentioned that he didn’t turn the ball over in more than 200 minutes or something like that. Quite impressive. We’ve got a recruit coming in by the name of Fotu but he’s from New Zealand. We need guards.

    Yeah, I’m wondering about Gerry Blakes too!

    The Portland Trailblazers made the 2 worst draft picks in NBA history. They selected Sam Bowie, center from Kentucky with the second pick in the draft after Hakeem Olajuwon when they could have gotten Michale Jordan. Several years ago, they selected Greg Oden, center from Ohio State with the first pick in the draft when they could have had Kevin Durant. Today, Portland waived Oden after numerous knee injuries and surgeries. The motto of the story is this. Unless centers are surefire players, go with the athletic player who is a scorer. Bowie and Oden were not big scorers in college or highly athletic. They were good, but they were not like David Robinson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Olajuwon, Ewing etc. They were never college player of the year. Give me a good point guard or a shooting guard and I will be happy. I’ll take Magic Johnson, a point guard or Michael, a shooting guard or Kobe, a shooting guard before any other center, power forward, or small forward. But, Durant who is a small forward is changing my mind. Lebron? Heck, he could play all 5 positions he is so strong and athletic just like Magic. The difference is Magic has proven he is a champion. Lebron is still trying to prove it.

  141. Da Punchbowl Kid March 15, 2012 3:59 pm

    A.F. – Hi!

  142. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2012 4:00 pm

    Very persistent argument.

    So I guess No. 90 should be retired, too.

  143. Da Punchbowl Kid March 15, 2012 4:03 pm

    Best of luck to the big guy from SM. What coulda been… *tsigh*.

  144. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2012 4:03 pm

    I’m pretty sure Mike Taylor is the clubhouse leader.

  145. Loa March 15, 2012 4:12 pm

    afternoon gang!

    d1 – i think so.. maybe garret might know

  146. al March 15, 2012 4:14 pm

    Mike Taylor????

  147. Loa March 15, 2012 4:15 pm

    so next tuesday .. was it afternoon starts?

  148. al March 15, 2012 4:16 pm

    yah…its official lsu received the loi this afternoon. the other signed loi sits in the waste basket somewhere in sacramento, home of the san mateo kid.

  149. DaveLetterMan March 15, 2012 4:21 pm

    Good luck FF. now we can all move on.

  150. d1shima March 15, 2012 4:22 pm

    Mahalo Loa!

    How you? ๐Ÿ™‚

  151. d1shima March 15, 2012 4:23 pm

    (did I mention that I’m off next Tuesday?)

  152. d1shima March 15, 2012 4:23 pm


  153. d1shima March 15, 2012 4:35 pm


  154. d1shima March 15, 2012 4:36 pm

    no really, you should go

  155. Loa March 15, 2012 4:36 pm

    d1 – good … and you? … exciting times indeed starting on your day off

  156. d1shima March 15, 2012 4:39 pm


  157. Loa March 15, 2012 4:42 pm

    ho that was fast … good luck Brad Jones

  158. Kevin March 15, 2012 5:02 pm

    WAIT!!! Where was the committee??????

  159. al March 15, 2012 5:06 pm

    brad jones info from a previous employment….


  160. Haleakala March 15, 2012 5:43 pm

    Fehoko: Best of luck to you. It must have been a tough choice but thank you for considering the Warriors.

  161. mcb March 15, 2012 5:49 pm

    MIke Taylor – another Punahou grad joining the likes of Chow and Arnold.

  162. ai-eee-soos March 15, 2012 5:50 pm

    ” … Portland State: Ikaika Malloe has officially joined the staff and will serve as special teams coordinator. Malloe most recently served as the defensive coordinator at Yale. … “

  163. mcb March 15, 2012 5:50 pm

    what the hamster is going on with UNLV?????????

  164. LizKauai (iPad) March 15, 2012 5:51 pm

    Welcome, Brad Jones!

  165. HawaiiMongoose March 15, 2012 6:01 pm

    Brad Jones, former WAC conference employee… got off the sinking ship.

  166. oldtimer808 March 15, 2012 6:11 pm

    #132 here we go again with that kukai about system quarterbacks. No matter what type of offense a team is running if the quarterback is average and that is all you will get. Timmy Chang and Colt Brennan did their jobs and each brought their talents when the team needed it the most. If it was a pro style offense I’m sure both of them would have excelled.

  167. oldtimer808 March 15, 2012 6:13 pm

    Where is Mike Taylor going to #162?

  168. Derek March 15, 2012 6:13 pm

    Where is Mike Taylor’s recruiting resume? Does he have division I coaching experience?

  169. 808Bowler March 15, 2012 6:21 pm

    Anyone know if the softball game is being streamed?

  170. slenzi March 15, 2012 6:27 pm

    #167 oldtimer808

    One of the quotes I liked best about “system QB’s” came from JJ, “So by system QB you mean that we execute the same offense every week and throw 65% of the time? Then how come the other teams can’t stop it. The precise timing, the sharp execution, the film study, the knowledge of the offensive and defensive reads? If that makes you a system QB then you can label most of the successful QB’s in the NFL system QB’s.”

  171. mo808 March 15, 2012 6:43 pm

    Brad Jones! Welcome to the Warriors! (wow, that was fast)!

    Real names? Okay my nickname reallly is mo! Fo real kine, no kid! Please keep the playground open Unko Tsai! Ignore the trolls people!

    Go Wahine! Go Warriors!

  172. Darren March 15, 2012 7:06 pm

    Damn…I was really hoping that al would win the bet. That was a pretty good shot taken for a very highly recruited player.

  173. Darren March 15, 2012 7:18 pm

    Was the last scene of The Sopranos a blog timeout?

  174. ai-eee-soos March 15, 2012 7:36 pm


    Iowa State ousts defending champ UConn, 77 – 64.

    can’t stand the big least and acc.

  175. 3-Prong March 15, 2012 7:38 pm

    GO WAHINE!!!Top7 0/0 we bat last.

  176. mo808 March 15, 2012 7:41 pm

    Come on Wahine!

  177. ai-eee-soos March 15, 2012 7:41 pm

    UH offers CB, Kalan Montgomery a scholarship. 6-2, 160.

    Thanks to Sportsbow.


    Go Warriors !!!

    GO WAHINE !!!

  178. mo808 March 15, 2012 7:44 pm

    Awesome Wahine! Go get’um!

  179. mo808 March 15, 2012 8:14 pm

    Woohoo Wahine!

  180. beats dr dre sale March 15, 2012 8:22 pm

    There is noticeably a bundle to understand about this. I assume you have made specific nice points in features also.

  181. SAWARRIOR March 15, 2012 8:23 pm

    I don’t care what numbers the players wear as long as their nickname remains


  182. tom mui March 15, 2012 8:29 pm

    #162, 168, 169

    Mike Taylor teaches in the elementary school at Punahou. He was the basketball coach at Punahou for about 10-years and resigned last season to spend more time with the family – I think he has two kids at Punahou. No D-1 experience as far as I am aware but I doubt it.

  183. mo808 March 15, 2012 8:32 pm

    HR woohoo! Wahine!!!

  184. mo808 March 15, 2012 8:32 pm

    HR woohoo! Wahine!!!

  185. mo808 March 15, 2012 8:33 pm

    So good I said it twice!!

  186. mo808 March 15, 2012 8:34 pm

    Bested the Number 2! How sweet that is!

  187. tom mui March 15, 2012 8:35 pm

    GO WAHINE!!!!!!

    Iwata HR with two on!!!!!!

  188. SteveM March 15, 2012 8:35 pm

    Congrats to the Wahine!

    Iwata 2 run home run in the 10th to end the game 3-1!

  189. Jason March 15, 2012 8:35 pm

    Wow. That’s one to burn on DVD. If only I had a DVD burner. ๐Ÿ˜€

  190. mo808 March 15, 2012 8:37 pm

    Awesome Wahine!!!

  191. madeinhawaii March 15, 2012 8:37 pm

    Awesome way to end the game the game! Whoootah! …

    Great win for the Wahine! ..

  192. vanman March 15, 2012 8:37 pm

    Wow! Wahine Softball beats #1 Bama, and now #1 Cal!

    Maybe someone should print some Hawaii Softball Shirts

    saying “WE ARE THE GIANT KILLERS” like Oregon State

    did when they beat USC in consecutive years.

  193. oldie March 15, 2012 8:42 pm

    Yea, I think this is a keeper. Planning to burn a copy.

  194. Da Punchbowl Kid March 15, 2012 8:46 pm

    Yee-hawwwww!!! Way to go Wahine!!! Bea’in da number two team in da country! Yeah baby yeahhhhh!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    BTW- Who was dat ruggedly handsome gentleman just to the left of home plate, behind da fence. I seen da buggah before. Maybe das one movie star?! ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

  195. Da Punchbowl Kid March 15, 2012 8:48 pm

    As Buh’wheat would say: “Nookin fo’ nub in da wankins nex wee’!!!”

  196. 3-Prong March 15, 2012 8:48 pm

    Wahine. Winnah Winnah, Chickin Dinnah!!!!

  197. Da Punchbowl Kid March 15, 2012 8:49 pm


  198. mo808 March 15, 2012 8:51 pm

    Wahine softball really rocks!!!

  199. Curt March 15, 2012 8:52 pm

    Great job, Wahine!

  200. Da Punchbowl Kid March 15, 2012 8:54 pm

    This is a very special Wahine team…

  201. FattyMcButterpants March 15, 2012 8:56 pm

    Awesome game! Now I can tell that Cal homer Michael Silver to kick rocks!

  202. A-joe March 15, 2012 9:00 pm


  203. BG March 15, 2012 9:11 pm


    I standing in da line for a copy! You like trade for one solar attic fan? Maybe you like one pv installation for practically free? I’d do practically ANYTHING for a copy!


  204. papajoe2 March 15, 2012 9:19 pm

    You guys check out the Left On Base statistic. Cal had 17 or was it 13? Softbows had 3. More importantly we didn’t leave anyone on base in the 10th. SWWEEEEEEETT.

  205. Lanaiboy March 15, 2012 9:20 pm

    Yes, the WAC softball blog is run by a Fresno State die-hard fan. However, when you want info on the Wahine games you have to turn to this blog. It describes game results minutes after they finished, unlike the Star-Avertiser and the UH web site. Sometimes the latter covers a game a day late. SA is soo slow in covering Wahine softball, even when the team plays the number 1/2 team in the country. Too bad.

  206. jm2375 March 15, 2012 9:22 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos!

    Welcome to the Warrior ohana, Mr. Jones.

    Congratulations to the Wahine!!! We always knew you could do it!

    Congrats to the BaseBows!

  207. tom mui March 15, 2012 9:23 pm


    Just the 10th inning!

    (Nah, just kidding – hope all is well with you and Peggy)

  208. oldie March 15, 2012 9:33 pm

    BG – Can do.

    Tom Mui – Just about ready to send you the Colorado football and Xavier basketball games. Sorry it took so long.

  209. oldtimer808 March 15, 2012 9:37 pm

    Papajoe….Cal left 17 on base

  210. BG March 15, 2012 9:38 pm

    Mahalo oldie! No forget…if you already get and just need maintenance on solar hot water or pv, you have to call me! No ifs, buts, or maybes.


  211. jm2375 March 15, 2012 9:47 pm

    That’s a VERY HIGH quality win. Good for the RPI.

  212. oldtimer808 March 15, 2012 9:51 pm

    #189 Tom Mui…..hehehe…you have to learn how to count only had one on base hence two run homer by Iwata but I know you meant two runs

  213. SteveM March 15, 2012 9:53 pm

    Some things really don’t change. I was posting the 4 year glimpses into the blog past last year, so have today 5 years ago handy…kinda relates to what I posted earlier today. Here’s a 5th anniversary glimpse…

    On this day (March 15) in the first full year (2007) of The Warrior Beat blog … a consistently high 256 comments on another “no schedule/HF” day and no night shift. Long Time UH Fan was MIA and the las vegas showroom was dark. ST shares this at the top of his blog entry for the day…

    Posted on: March 15, 2007 at 9:10:20 am


    About 25 UH football players attended yesterday’s softball doubleheader, cheering on the nationally ranked Rainbow Wahine.

    Quarterback Inoke Funaki, who organized the outing, brought a drum. The players held signs for each UH player, sang and yelled out original cheers.

    Afterward, Colt Brennan asked shortstop Valana Manuma to autograph his throwing arm.

    A stunned Manuma said: “Are you kidding?”

    Brennan responded: “I really want it. Your team works really hard. We appreciate that.”

    She signed.

    …. [more]

    Final wrap up of yesterday’s Cattle Call day had homey jumping in from the sidelines with a 12 comments (up from 0-3 per day). Similarly, the shy prideperiod logged a high 14 comments. James (a.k.a. (J) James), hurtin’ from missing the Cattle Call due to work, checked in with 29 comments edging out gig-hawaii’s 27 comments. Together they accounted for 32% of comments.

    Comment from: prideperiod [Visitor]

    DPK. Couldn’t make it yesterday. But I’m certainly looking forward to the next one. Think that I could have given big al a run for his money.

    I would have given anything to see the look on the owners face when she saw me walking in.

    03/15/07 @ 10:10

    Comment from: Stephen [Member]

    One last rant: While I’m not pleased with the scheduling delays, I do not endorse firing anyone.

    Maybe I’m getting soft in my old age, but I don’t like to mess with other people’s livelihood. People are people, and everyone is worthy of some compassion. That’s why it was upsetting when Riley was fired, and that’s why I don’t want that to happen to anyone else, even the athletic director.

    03/15/07 @ 10:11

    Comment from: gigi-hawaii [Visitor]

    I’ll be the wahine in a long muu — just so you all will know where to congregate as a Tsaiko bunch. So far, 4 have signed up for spring practice on 4/21. Any others interested?

    03/15/07 @ 18:40

    Comment from: SteveM [Visitor]

    My first post today and final comments on yesterday’s Camellia lunch: No more weekday Tsai-ko buffets for me if I gotta work the next day. But I’m off next week…

    Remember all those days on the blog with Da Punchbowl Kid trying to get at Al’s food? Consider this…

    1. Al, da Kid and I are sharing the same cooking grill.

    2. Al and Kid are cooking mostly the same stuff.

    3. Al’s got the fastest pair of chopsticks I’ve ever seen.

    4. The Kid looks up from the grill when he speaks.

    – – – – – – – –

    When going to get our first round of food, an oriental couple about 5′ tall looked at me nervously and dashed in front of me. I was thought that was rude until I saw them snatch some kal bi that bulla missed, turn their bodies and gingerly escape through the small opening between bulla and the Kid. Al and bulla were along the meat line and Kid was standing behind Wreckineyez for the veggies. When I went in behind the kid, the entrance was totally blocked and there was still Addahknowjoe behind me. Then I realized the couple didn’t want to trapped among us. The entry was blocked for a while ๐Ÿ˜‰

    03/15/07 @ 22:31

    Comment from: bulla [Visitor]


    your recollection is accurate, i didn’t want to be trapped by you guys either….Al, is nothing short of a culinary marvel, the way he can use those chop sticks…..shoot, he looked like the drummer for jimi hendrix the way he was twirling. Kid did a good job, never saw someone eat so efficiently with one chopstick clenched in each paw….i mean fin….i mean hand. joe was very polite, but i think when i wasn’t looking he grabbed some of Eyez’ food, but i won’t tell. you know Eyez, he’s the distinguished dapper don when he is with us, telling us that he has to dress like that for work, ha, i saw him lurking in the shadows by Tiffany waiting for unsuspecting tourist women…with his looks and those locks……whew, i’d run too.

    it was a fun time, made for one supah nap for me, haha, but i hadn’t slept since the day before, so it was all good.

    g’night boys and girls, i’ll check on you in the morning.

    03/15/07 @ 22:39

    Comment from: Da Punchbowl Kid [Visitor]


    Wait until Prideperiod joins us next time. BTW everybody, SteveM took written notes during lunch. ๐Ÿ™‚

    03/15/07 @ 22:42

    Comment from: al [Visitor]

    kid, stevem said that he was taking down your words so that one day he’ll quote you given the right circumstances.

    and you know you were going for it. [I never said that–but I guess it came true] ๐Ÿ™„

    03/15/07 @ 23:03

    The Warrior Beat blog will continue to ascend in the coming weeks before the blogship hits the first crisis. It was scary and we took casualities. I might not post those days nightly. But the saying, “What doesn’t kill you will only make you stronger” has some truth… we’re still around. ๐Ÿ™‚

  214. oldtimer808 March 15, 2012 9:56 pm

    ok I got it Mike Taylor applied for the Wahine coaching job

  215. d1shima March 15, 2012 10:05 pm

    Rockin’ it in the Quarry tonight!

    SoftB ๐Ÿ™‚ ws!

    BaseB ๐Ÿ™‚ ws!

  216. kruzen March 15, 2012 10:21 pm

    big big big win by Na Wahine!

  217. Steve March 15, 2012 10:29 pm

    Softbows are just AWESOME, Great Win!!!! This is a very special team, Coach Coolen has put together. Going make reservations for Oklahoma City, so I can see them win the National Championship.

  218. Slugger March 15, 2012 10:53 pm

    WOW!!! What a game. I’m recording the replay. Gotta go to bed… GO WAHINE!!!

    GO BASEBOWS! Even though they beat my alma mater…

    Night all!

  219. Steve March 15, 2012 11:24 pm

    To put the Wahine Softball Team win in perspective. Not only did they beat 1/2 California, they beat last year’s Pac12 pitcher of the year and National Team pitcher. Also, Stephanie Ricketts shutdown the NCAA’s best hitting team.

    People need to come out and watch this outstanding team play. Also, see 2 of the nations best pitchers do their magic in the pitching circle.

  220. krump1_AKA_protector March 15, 2012 11:26 pm

    Just a great night to be in the Quarry regardless of which ‘diamond’ venue you chose to be at!

    Actually had planned to walk over to the Les after the Wahine clinched their win, but you know what went down.

  221. tommui March 15, 2012 11:30 pm

    Oldtimer #216, 21e 8 I don’t know whether Mike Taylor applied or not fot the WBB job. Was just answering the question who he was!

    Of course he would be in a good position to know the local players – but that does not necessarily mean he has Mainland contacts.

    And yep, forgot the wild throw that allowed the first run. But it was exciting – don’t know if I am going to stay up all night to watch the 10th inning. It is almost the witching hour and the replay is only in the third inning!

    GO WAHINE! Beat A&M

  222. kruzen March 15, 2012 11:38 pm

    way to go basebows!

  223. al March 15, 2012 11:43 pm

    mike taylor is certainly a great high school coach. no doubt about it.

    however, he does lack college experience.

    mike taylor is a great recruiter, at the private high school level.

    however, he does lack college experiences.

    now, dana’s downfall was the mere fact that she couldn’t successfully recruit at the collegiate level. having never had that kind of prior experience.

    to paraphrase, like tony sellito said on the leahey and leahey show you can be a great coach and teacher of the game. but, if you don’t got talent you are not going to win and its all about the winning.

  224. al March 15, 2012 11:49 pm

    jessica iwata has what it takes that separates good players from great players.

    she shrugged off a mental error on the field (by playing too deep with a runner on third and less than two outs) during the top of the inning allowing the go ahead run to score and came back with that walkoff homer to put that game to bed.

    she delivers so often in the clutch during her two and a half seasons that each she comes up during a clutch up moment you could sense the anticipation building. she has what tyleen tausaga had a few years ago. i think that leisha li’ili’i will be another.

  225. al March 16, 2012 12:15 am

    thinkin aloud…what if lsu did not jump in to the picture so late?

  226. Kevin March 16, 2012 12:25 am

    Stephanie Ricketts was a machine tonight. If you saw the game no explaination needed.

    She retired 12 from the offensive powerhouse.

    Kayla Wartner called a dominating game as well.

  227. huh? March 16, 2012 12:31 am

    You do mean 12 k’s, strikeouts that is, right?

    In baseball/softball jargon to retire a batter is to get him/her out by strikeout, groundout, flyout, etc.

  228. BigHiloFan2 March 16, 2012 1:52 am

    wow. Hawaii SOFTBOWS are MEEEANNN ! ! !

    good thing Iwata neva go Cal, Stanford, eksettra cuz Coolen no experience, Hawaii lack facilities. ๐Ÿ˜†


  229. BigHiloFan2 March 16, 2012 1:55 am


    sorry about da lunch. rememba, plenty noodles. ๐Ÿ˜€

    but seriously….. wat wuz dat guy’s name again?


  230. BigHiloFan2 March 16, 2012 2:01 am

    welcome to da ohana, Brad Jones!

    good luck, and hit da turf running!

    make wit da great PR!

    Go Warriors!

    Go WAHINE!

    Go Tom Mui.

    Go Al.

    and Go Braddakeems!

  231. al March 16, 2012 2:02 am

    thanks for the support bhf2.

    what guy we talking about now?

    in retrospect, had lsu not got in to the picture, that behemoth would have been a warrior for sure.

  232. al March 16, 2012 2:03 am

    time for hit the hay.

  233. BigHiloFan2 March 16, 2012 2:09 am

    imma not gonna menshun da bruddaz name or initials or his city ever again. ever.

    bradda wen turn me down fo sum colorful sparkle, maybe, maybe not….

    bradda gonna be sorry fo sure. but wuz his choice. best of luck to him unless he play us.

    ummm… herez my view boat sides. 1. lsu gonna be disappointed ifn day expektin a haka. 2. brudda wats his name not gonna find chitlinz taste great like palusami ifn hebe Warrior.

    3. Al gonna spring fo lunch. I’m bettin AHouse and MattyBoy lining up, yellin dindin.


  234. BigHiloFan2 March 16, 2012 2:14 am

    boy, or should i say young lady, Ricketts was on fire tonight. and the team neva quit.

    they played like they belonged. made all the fans feel great. and the fans made them feel great. i’m expecting packed houses here on out.

    I’d like to thank OC12 for the replay. and, THANK YOU SOFTBOWS!



  235. BigHiloFan2 March 16, 2012 2:24 am

    moi moi now.


  236. wafan March 16, 2012 2:39 am

    It is a great Aloha Friday!

  237. wafan March 16, 2012 2:40 am

    Bravissima, Wahine!


  238. wafan March 16, 2012 2:47 am

    Welcome to Warrior Jones!

  239. wafan March 16, 2012 2:49 am

    Yay . . . no low land snow forecast. Lots of rain, though.

    Yeah, the Evergreen State. Not all mold is green.

  240. Loa March 16, 2012 5:03 am

    morning gang!

    great wins last night

    al – get one ted’s opening up in the central plains … if you ever at the end of h-2 ๐Ÿ™‚

  241. Kekoa March 16, 2012 5:19 am

    Happy Aloha Friday!

    Still basking in the afterglow of the twin victories posted last night. High fives to both UH teams for their determination.

    True Grit play of the night was turned in by our WSB left fielder, Aguirre. When she sacrificed her body by crashing into the corner in a futile attempt to snag a foul ball…that was Major League!

    Taking the swagger away from the losing Bad News Bears pitcher was a Kick A$$ Moment! Watching her wipe the over-confident smirk she had worn after every inning and replace it with a stunned expression was oh so S-W-E-E-T!

    Wear that win with pride Ladies. It was so well deserved.

  242. d1shima March 16, 2012 5:53 am

    Great Morning All!

    Fans can revel in the delight for the rest of the day.

    SoftBows and BaseBows gotta get set to hana hou!

  243. LizKauai (iPhone) March 16, 2012 5:56 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Have a great Aloha Friday and a safe and enjoyable weekend!

  244. d1shima March 16, 2012 6:01 am

    …speaking of getting set.

    Listened to Don Robbs gushing in anticipation of tonight’s Don starter, Kyle Zimmer thruout last night’s game while watching their opening night starter, Alex Balog, K 8 out of 9 in the BaseBows’ line-up (one twice and 1 thrice!) If Jarrett Arakawa is in his groove it should be great!

  245. jm2375 March 16, 2012 6:12 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Again, congrats to the Wahine and BaseBows!




    And, oh yeah, GO HOYAS! ๐Ÿ˜€

  246. Da Punchbowl Kid March 16, 2012 6:20 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Still on fire after watching the gritty performance by our SoftBows last night. The bar is set for a very special team.

  247. BigHiloFan2 March 16, 2012 6:22 am

    Aloha. Aloha. Aloha.

    Mike Andrade

    Ipulasi Eselu

    Benneton Fonua

    Jeremy Higgins

    Boom Lakalaka

    Kiha Sai

    Lancelot Williams

    yo homies. Glad you wen make like Iwata and became a Chowboy, stayed home to represent. The ladies had a crowd last night wen day beat Cal Bears. You gonna get crowds showing up at Aloha Stadium. just you watch.

    I watched Coach Chow making suave on tv commercial last night for Na Koa. smooth.

    this is getting so exciting!

    Go Warriors!

  248. BigHiloFan2 March 16, 2012 6:28 am


    winning dins whining.

    speaking ah winning… ๐Ÿ˜€

  249. BigHiloFan2 March 16, 2012 6:33 am

    USC first string center poly, senior, goes by the name Abe. 6’2″ 300#.

    he get samoa help too.

    looking forward to 9/1.

    gotta do what you gotta do. expecting Chowboys to represent!

  250. BigHiloFan2 March 16, 2012 6:34 am


    gotta go. hi ho hi ho.

    laters gangeez…………

  251. Slugger March 16, 2012 7:00 am

    Good morning, gang!

  252. tom mui March 16, 2012 7:38 am

    OLDTIMER808 re:#206

    After reading the paper this AM and seeing that Mr. Taylor had applied, I realized why I’m lousy in reading tea-leaves!


  253. d1shima March 16, 2012 7:38 am

    Wow! I doubt the Blog Host would appreciate this kind of reception at Hawaii’s Pro Day.

    were required to remain behind a rope along the sideline. This, of course, made it extremely difficult to time anything ourselves.

    Not being able to adequately view or time workouts is bad enough. But the real problems began after the workouts ended because media were not allowed to venture past the rope to seek interviews from players standing 30 to 50 yards away on the field.


  254. Kekoa March 16, 2012 7:50 am

    Hey Slugger!

    Did the SofBows put a little more ‘bounce’ in your step? I’ll just bet they did! I hope they continue forward playing each game with the same resolve they’ve had from the beginning of the season.

    Can’t forget the BaseBows either. The guys are really into it this year. I like the way the younger players are stepping up.

    As Homey would say, “Go Tim Go!”

  255. Kekoa March 16, 2012 7:56 am


    Re: 260

    Sounds absolutely Duckie! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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