Still ticking

It’s been pretty surreal entering a new newsroom. But the old Star-Bulletin guys have been really welcoming, especially Paul Arnett, Dave Reardon, Paul Honda, and the desk guys. And I’m reunited with some of my old UH pals — Nadine Kam, George Lee, Dennis Oda, Lucy Oda, etc.

Sounds like there’s going to be a strong push to have a lot of UH football coverage. I’ll be the football beat guy, but Jason Kaneshiro, Billy Hull, “Ferd” Lewis and Reardon will be contributing regularly. There also will be two columnists — “Ferd” and Reardon — at every game.

And, of course, the blog will be an important part of the new newspaper.

There’s still sadness that many of my Advertiser family aren’t part of this. Dayton Morinaga, Stacy Kaneshiro, Leila Wai, Kyle Sakamoto, Stanley Lee, Kalani Takase, Brandon Masuoka, Wes Nakama, Clyde Mizumoto, Steve Kimura, Paul Carvalho, Stan Pusieski, and Da Clerks  will be missed. Always.

I’m smelling chili peppers, so I’d better find some work to do.

* * * * *

“Ferd” and Ann Miller in our new digs:


* * * * *
Ran into former UH defensive tackle Michael Lafaele, who now is working for a marketing company. Lafaele and UH director of player personnel George Lumpkin will be conducting a Christian football camp. It will be three days and two nights, beginning July 1, and will be held at Waipahu High School. Call (808) 206-0312 for details.


  1. BNS June 8, 2010 4:02 am

    Good morning ST
    couldn’t find you on star advertiser

  2. WATCH GODGIFU June 8, 2010 4:06 am

    OK – #2.
    Howdy Hawaii!

  3. WATCH GODGIFU June 8, 2010 4:10 am

    AL: Apparently I was the last poster on the HA site (#2243).

    You owe me!!!!

  4. Garret June 8, 2010 4:16 am

    David Veikune is being praised for his progress this offseason. Hopefully he can earn a spot in the rotation at inside LB.

    “I believe that David’s really benefited well from some opportunities that have been created at the inside linebacker spot without having D’Qwell [Jackson] here,” said Mangini. “ He’s gotten quite a few reps and I think he’s done a nice job.”

  5. Stephen Tsai June 8, 2010 4:24 am

    OK, I’m disoriented.
    It appears that the blog is on both the old site and the new site.
    Deep breaths, deep breaths.
    Maybe somebody will claim me.
    Deep breaths, deep breaths.

  6. Stephen Tsai June 8, 2010 4:25 am

    What I do notice is that the entries aren’t numbered.
    That might make it difficult for Avis.

  7. WenatcheeWarrior June 8, 2010 4:40 am

    Testing…..Testing 123…..

  8. Stephen Tsai June 8, 2010 4:43 am

    Folks, this blog appears to work. I just don’t know where we are.

  9. Ronnie June 8, 2010 4:47 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Family!

    ST, where ever you are, we’ll find you!!!! 🙂

  10. Ronnie June 8, 2010 4:49 am

    If Scott is in charge of the Online stuff, does that mean he can fix the blog format/template like he did the last time the Advertiser changed blog software?

  11. Pomai June 8, 2010 4:57 am

    I think this is where I am suppose to be?? (holding hand up)Is this the right room?

  12. Garret June 8, 2010 5:01 am

    The MWC’s commissioner told their University Presidents to be prepared to have a quick meeting at any time to decide on expansion.

    The call will happen before July 1, the deadline for Boise State to announce a move to the Mountain West in 2011-12 without incurring additional penalties from the WAC.

    Thompson told the presidents his next phone call to them will be important. They should prepare their assistants to clear a half-hour block on little notice, he said.

  13. Garret June 8, 2010 5:02 am

    BSU may not want to go to the MWC if they get raided:

    Kustra also will have a keen eye on conference developments. He was prepared to accept a Mountain West invitation Monday, he said, but his stance could change if the league is raided.

  14. Ronnie June 8, 2010 5:03 am

    I HOPE Scott can make changes…. The font of this template is going to be a “challenge” for me to read…

  15. Pomai June 8, 2010 5:05 am

    Ronnie it looks like the same as the old one to me, except the names are a different font.

  16. Garret June 8, 2010 5:06 am

    BSU’s President gave a funny analogy to their annual attempt at getting into the MWC.

    “I’m reminded of Charlie Brown every year getting his football out and Lucy sets it up and reassures him this is the year she’s not going to pull it away and, of course, she does,” Boise State president Bob Kustra said Monday evening.

  17. Pomai June 8, 2010 5:06 am

    Actual the total white background looks better to me.

  18. Garret June 8, 2010 5:07 am

    The MWC will discuss expansion later this month.

    Thompson said the league would consider expansion again before the end of the month, in recognition of Boise State’s July 1 deadline to exit the WAC without additional penalty.

  19. expat June 8, 2010 5:08 am

    Boise State is starting to sound pathetic.

  20. TYaiea June 8, 2010 5:09 am

    Well, I’m on the other side. Didn’t have to change anything, just clicked on Warrior Beat on my favorites list and voila. Aloha Kakahiaka Tsaikos.

  21. Pomai June 8, 2010 5:09 am

    It also seems that the refresh rate is better than the old site.

  22. Ronnie June 8, 2010 5:09 am

    Hi Pomai. Hi Garret.

    Maybe it’s just my computer. I had to “Ctrl +” twice so it would be large enough to read.

  23. al June 8, 2010 5:09 am

    its up and a running.
    good night.

  24. HNL June 8, 2010 5:10 am

    test 123 test 123, top twenty. when does summer camp start

  25. Pomai June 8, 2010 5:11 am

    expat BSu always was pathetic just like their biggest fan benson.

  26. al June 8, 2010 5:14 am

    WATCH GODGIFU…did you fill out an entry form?

  27. al June 8, 2010 5:15 am

    WATCH GODGIFU…you’ll also have to explain your handle and how you arrived at the name.

  28. Pomai June 8, 2010 5:17 am

    🙂 Sorry forgot to say “Morin ALL”

  29. Pomai June 8, 2010 5:19 am

    I hope we beat da poop outa BSu this year. >:)

  30. duffer June 8, 2010 5:32 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!!!!!

  31. duffer June 8, 2010 5:33 am

    Whoa al, insomia??????????????

  32. Garret June 8, 2010 5:33 am

    Beating BSU would be the best thing for the WAC teams to do–then their value for conference expansion goes down and other WAC teams can get the prestige that BSU has now. Trouble is, WAC teams try every year to beat BSU…and don’t succeed often.

  33. Scott Morifuji June 8, 2010 5:33 am

    Folks, this is the same blog server as a few days ago, only the template has been changed.

    Bear with us as we’re still working out all of the transition issues. I’ll see what I can do about getting the numbered comments added to this template.


  34. Maverick June 8, 2010 5:34 am

    Breaker Breaker One Nine,

    10 – 4, Needs some numbers for referral of posts.

    Down and out

  35. mano1 June 8, 2010 5:34 am

    There is a life after…yea ! G-morning ya’ll.

  36. Annoddah Dave June 8, 2010 5:35 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs,

    It’s going to take a few days on this shake out cruise to figure out the bugs in the SA blogsphere. All the best to every blog dog today as we sniff out the spot.

  37. Pomai June 8, 2010 5:35 am

    Thanks Scott for all your hard work :mrgreen:

  38. Ronnie June 8, 2010 5:46 am

    Thanks Scott. We know you’ll get it fixed!

  39. myki June 8, 2010 5:47 am

    Good morning all!!

    Just testing to see if I get on this morning.

  40. myki June 8, 2010 5:52 am

    Yeah, I guess I can keep my old handle, appropriate for an old f–t!

    I join all the others in thanking you Scott for all your efforts in making this the best blog!

    Hi Stephen looking forward to more great stuff from you.

  41. RupertDaStupert June 8, 2010 5:52 am

    Really good to see this blog continue. Not only provides entertainment. But fun, and for me with PTSD, a kind of therapy. The world would not be same without this blog. I am a lurker so hardly on but I enjoy watching other peoples comments. Good to see it continue and ST is here. All is good with the world. Giv em Gibbo!

  42. gmahoney June 8, 2010 5:53 am

    Am I in the right place? Seems like the right place. The posts are kinda small.

  43. WATCH GODGIFU June 8, 2010 5:56 am

    AL: Tell you what – you let me know who I am but you have to figure out what the name means and where it would lead you by high noon today. Hint: Godgifu is Old English for”God’s gift”.

    Just saying George Susuki or whoever does not count.

    No coaching from the sidelines, please.

  44. Loa June 8, 2010 5:59 am

    morning gang!

    thanks Scott

    Stephen – relax, fall camp will be here soon, please give the princess our best wishes

  45. Garret June 8, 2010 6:02 am

    Notre Dame may hold the key for the whole conference expansion situation.

    If Notre Dame moves into the Big Ten, and that conference closes ranks at 12 schools, college athletics would take a deep breath, take some Maalox and try to repair whatever damage has been done to the relationships with its co-workers.

    If Notre Dame remains independent, it could be the first step towards complete upheaval.

    The worst-case scenario for Nebraska would be to say no thanks to the Big 12, allow the Big 12 South schools to start negotiating with the Pac-10, only to see Notre Dame ultimately change its mind, land in the Big Ten, and leave Nebraska with the not-so-unthinkable scenario of joining Missouri, Colorado, Kansas and Kansas State in the Mountain West.

    The Mountain West’s decision to stand pat Monday was telling. Why make a commitment to Boise State right now, when that league, which is desperately trying to become a BCS conference, can wait a week and see if there are bigger trophies to be had.

  46. d1島 June 8, 2010 6:10 am

    Great Morning All!

    So according to Scott it’s the same playhouse, just a different paint job?

  47. Pomai June 8, 2010 6:17 am

    It’s kind of funny (not) that the NCAA doesn’t want student athlete’s to make money off their sports ability but yet it’s ok for all the big conferences to make billions off the student athlete’s back. 🙁

  48. whitey June 8, 2010 6:17 am

    good morning tsaikos.

  49. jm2375 June 8, 2010 6:18 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    On the new format today, I see. We need #s!!!! This blog gets too many comments to not have numbers! The last one had over 2200!

    Thanks Scott Morifuji for all your hard work keeping the Tsai-meister sane.

  50. whitey June 8, 2010 6:18 am

    i guess it works. good morning d1, there are sum hi’s and lo’s

  51. jm2375 June 8, 2010 6:19 am

    Pomai – agree with you 1000%!!

  52. 99club June 8, 2010 6:20 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!

    Can’t we just use the poster and time stamp for reference?

    EX: d1 6:10: Yeah, how about adding some flames!

    If Scott can add numbers, that’s easier, I guess. For us anyway. 🙂

  53. Pomai June 8, 2010 6:20 am

    Don’t know if will work for all of you but I uploaded some pictures of the Na Wahine arriving yesterday, just click on my name.

  54. whitey June 8, 2010 6:22 am

    good morning ST, and welcome aboard your new job. hope you not getting lost.

  55. el guapo June 8, 2010 6:28 am

    Where are we?
    Who are you?
    Who am I?

  56. d1島 June 8, 2010 6:31 am

    Howzit whitey!

    Glad you made it over here.

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!


  57. Garret June 8, 2010 6:35 am


    You know what has been one of the things that has pushed schools to try to maximize their Athletic Department revenue? Title IX. Schools had to add a bunch of women’s sports, which has opened up great opportunities and given us wonderful stories such as the Wahine softball team. However, women’s sports lose a *lot* of money for every D-IA school.

    Where is that money supposed to come from? Every school was told they had to add a lot of women’s sports if they wanted to keep playing football, but the courts or the government aren’t providing the money to subsidize them. That forced every D-IA school to significantly increase the money they brought in!

    We simply *cannot* have things both ways. We cannot criticize schools for increasing Athletic Department revenues significantly when we expect them to support a lot of sports that lose money. Even men’s sports lose money–baseball loses a LOT of money, men’s volleyball loses money (UH’s audited figures even shows that UH loses money on men’s volleyball). If we want to keep those sports also, the money has to come from somewhere!

    Pac-10 schools in the past discussed how they might have to cut men’s volleyball because they couldn’t afford to subsidize it anymore. That would also allow them to cut a women’s sport at many schools. Cal took a *bus* when their football team played at UCLA last season. Some Pac-10 schools are lost $5 million to $10 million last year. They *need* more money or they will cut sports. If a few Pac-10 schools cut men’s volleyball, the sport will not have enough schools to qualify as an NCAA sport anymore. There is a reality that the Pac-10 needs a lot more money because their schools are getting their budgets cut significantly due to the economy. Their cuts could end up hurting UH also.

    Without a lot more money coming from somewhere, sports like women’s softball could cease to exist in 10 years. Every school and conference is looking out for themselves to avoid having to make painful cuts like that. Some schools will NOT succeed at it. I hope and pray that UH is not left behind.

  58. Pomai June 8, 2010 6:44 am

    Garret I understand what your saying, but don’t you think they(big 6) are making a lot more money than just to cover the losing sport programs? Maybe I’m wrong but it appears of the surface that greed over rides whats good for the student athlete. Maybe I’m just not seeing the big picture.

  59. Stretch June 8, 2010 6:45 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

  60. J June 8, 2010 6:47 am


  61. Kekoa (iPhone) June 8, 2010 6:50 am

    Hmm…I’m still running the numbers up on the old blog too. This is like living a past life ST!

  62. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 8, 2010 7:04 am

    My problem with this site is that the left-hand margin goes off the visible screen. Any solutions?

    Got stuck at Kaiser yesterday for over an hour & a half so I wasn’t able to get to the airport. Mahalo to those of you who did.

    Wahine volleyball ticket apps arrived last week. Anyone else buying season tickets?

    Please number responses.

    Busy day so see you all this afternoon.

  63. Candy June 8, 2010 7:09 am

    Glad to see ST and the gang up and running–this from a long time lurker.

  64. Stephen Tsai June 8, 2010 7:10 am

    Thanks everyone for joining us.
    Scott Morifuji made it over, so he should be able to work things out.
    We’re just trying to get settled.

  65. Kekoa (iPhone) June 8, 2010 7:13 am

    Passing on a little note from LizK about her grandson. Small man is undergoing surgery today. Please add him to your daily prayers.


  66. Matt June 8, 2010 7:20 am

    Good morning everyone. I’m glad they fixed ST’s byline for his story in the online version. Last night they misspelled his name.

  67. Stretch June 8, 2010 7:24 am

    Matt – not surprising since they misspelled his name on the contract also

  68. chawan_cut June 8, 2010 7:25 am

    whoa, what happened to the borders.

  69. Hawaiianbod June 8, 2010 7:27 am

    top 100 babeee!

  70. Geeman123 June 8, 2010 7:27 am

    Aloha all

  71. Hawaiianbod June 8, 2010 7:28 am

    g’morning Tsaikos.

  72. stacyj June 8, 2010 7:29 am

    Yay! Found you guys! Good morning Tsaikos…

  73. Stephen Tsai June 8, 2010 7:30 am

    Yeah, I guess I’m “Steven” — on my contract, my password, etc.
    Maybe that’s why I can’t sign in.
    Anyway, they’re working to change my byline. I think I’m going to go by Stephen Grice-Mullins.

  74. oldie June 8, 2010 7:31 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    Finally found my way to the right place.

    I’m glad everything seems to be the same as before.

  75. NCAA June 8, 2010 7:32 am

    Still regulating.

  76. Slugger June 8, 2010 7:38 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka, Tsaikos!

    I’m with Pomai. I like the white background. Hope Scott gets the template with numbers fixed. Go, Scott!

    Good luck to David Veikune! Maybe we’ll see you on TV this fall.

    I think the Tsaikos were the biggest “group” at the airport yesterday. Mrs. A-House is in a pic for ST’s article.

  77. Slugger June 8, 2010 7:40 am

    Hey, good morning, Hawaiianbod!

  78. jojo ® June 8, 2010 7:42 am

    Thanks for the new blog!

  79. A-House June 8, 2010 7:43 am


    Thanks for the “props” in your article this morning, but its the Coaches, support staff, and especially the players who are most deserving of any acolodes for the 2010 season.

    Our is but a small contribution to the team!

  80. Pomai June 8, 2010 7:45 am

    Would be nice if the hired the Princess and continued with the video segments.

  81. Hawaiianbod June 8, 2010 7:45 am

    gotta get use to the new hale – i already have my sunglasses on 😯 along with a telescope in-tow 🙂 to read the ‘fine’ print.

    but… i have no fear because Scott is hear. thanks Scott!

    i do like it when you submit a comment it returns to the bottom of the page and not back to the top.

  82. Pomai June 8, 2010 7:45 am

    Amen A-House

  83. Pomai June 8, 2010 7:46 am

    Hawaiianbod also the refresh rate seems faster to me.

  84. jojo ® June 8, 2010 7:48 am

    My shoutout is to my baby nephew Paxton. He’s in that group Advertiser pic! He’s so big now. I’m gonna teach him how to block. I don’t know how to throw well, so can’t teach him that.

  85. oldie June 8, 2010 7:48 am

    Reading ST’s comments at the top, things are not totally the same as before.

    I hope the Tiser staff that weren’t invited to join the HSA will find something fulfilling in the near future.

  86. J June 8, 2010 7:48 am

    Had someone complain about his name being spelled incorrectly on his badge every year for a film festival. He asked why that kept happening. The graphic designer responded that she only copies and pastes from the staff page on our intranet; she doesn’t proof. Ends up the genius had entered his own info wrong when he first set up his staff profile. He corrected it that night.

  87. walter June 8, 2010 7:49 am


  88. Pomai June 8, 2010 7:51 am

    j nothing like making A

  89. kama krab June 8, 2010 7:52 am

    Goooood Morning Everyone

  90. Hawaiianbod June 8, 2010 7:54 am


    you are now a Tsaiko.

    please post when you can.

    if you reside on Oahu, please fellowship with other Tsaikos on August 7 for Blog Bash 5. IF CAN, CAN.

  91. Bulla June 8, 2010 7:56 am

    whew, change is inevitable but transition is the challenge

  92. Hawaiianbod June 8, 2010 7:58 am

    Pomai – yes, refresh time is very impressive!

  93. Pomai June 8, 2010 7:58 am

    Eh bulla howzit good to see you made it

  94. Hawaiianbod June 8, 2010 8:01 am

    sending healing prayers to LizK’s grandson. no child should ever suffer.

  95. Hawaiianbod June 8, 2010 8:04 am

    ST – may God guide you thru these stressful time. keep well, my friend.

  96. iwonderwhytheyhateme June 8, 2010 8:06 am

    good morning….wow this is wierd.

    the screen says StarAdver..but the url says honadvblogs.

    seems to be pretty good looking…except i dont like the word “says” after every persons name haha.

  97. Pomai June 8, 2010 8:07 am

    OK sjmacro where are all the pictures of the KK an Na Wahine arriving?

  98. Kekoa (iPhone) June 8, 2010 8:21 am

    Wow! Close to the 1st 100 already. We are off and running on the good foot!

  99. Kekoa (iPhone) June 8, 2010 8:22 am

    Just Press!

  100. SteveM June 8, 2010 8:22 am

    Good morning everyone!

    So this is the new digs (template). 🙂
    Will look closer after I get back from work and lunch.

  101. Kekoa (iPhone) June 8, 2010 8:23 am

    Ok…dats it! See how easy!

  102. duffer (iPhone) June 8, 2010 8:26 am

    Testing on my iPhone…

  103. RedZone June 8, 2010 8:32 am

    Same URL but different.

  104. LK June 8, 2010 8:35 am

    el guapo Says:

    June 8th, 2010 at 6:28 am
    Where are we?
    Who are you?
    Who am I?

    We Are Tsai-kos!!!
    right Mots?

  105. Colomaohana June 8, 2010 8:35 am

    “Survey Says…”

    Howzit gang!

  106. RedZone June 8, 2010 8:36 am

    Return of the Warrior Beat with the Princess and her videos would be nice.

  107. Old Diver June 8, 2010 8:36 am

    I was feeling kinda lost yesterday. Nice to seen the old gang again.

  108. Da Punchbowl Kid June 8, 2010 8:37 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Don’t ya just love that “new blog” smell? 😆

    Scott’s already on the case, but yeah, numbers for the posts and shaded background for every other post would make it easier to read and navigate.

  109. Colomaohana June 8, 2010 8:38 am

    BTW, great job on the post count yesterday! Cheee hooo!

  110. Colomaohana June 8, 2010 8:40 am

    DPK, I agree about the shaded stuff…..

    btw, howzit!

  111. RedZone June 8, 2010 8:44 am

    Why is Pomai bliue?

  112. skycap June 8, 2010 8:46 am

    ** PLEASE **
    ** THANK YOU **

  113. Da Punchbowl Kid June 8, 2010 8:47 am

    I’m great, thanks Mz. C!

    Howz you and your husband and all of your many keeds? I bet da census taker had fun with your house. 😉

  114. Da Punchbowl Kid June 8, 2010 8:49 am

    SteveM is blue too! How come? You guys sad about something?

  115. Pomai June 8, 2010 8:49 am

    RedZone because my name is a link to a website.

  116. NCAA June 8, 2010 8:50 am

    The blue is just a link.

  117. NCAA June 8, 2010 8:52 am

    not a link

  118. NCAA June 8, 2010 8:54 am

    not a link too

  119. Jun Tao June 8, 2010 8:56 am

    happy Tuesday all!

  120. Colomaohana June 8, 2010 8:57 am

    DPK: Yup! Thank God they put THAT many blanks on the form, huh? I think it was specially made by someone who knows me personally…. Still get blanks for me to fill up!


  121. pakegolf June 8, 2010 8:58 am

    New site, old lurker. Keep up the great entertainment.

  122. NCAA June 8, 2010 9:01 am

    this is a link

  123. Kazz June 8, 2010 9:07 am


    ST, do you know what the make up is for the other sports and what reporters will handle them?

  124. coco June 8, 2010 9:10 am

    Sooooo glad to see that the party continues. From a long time lurker but never a poster.

  125. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 9:13 am

    Whoa! Talk about back in the day blog!

    What’s that smell?

  126. Colomaohana June 8, 2010 9:13 am


    Whaddup, my closet Karaoke King! Bwuahaha!!

    Who knew? Das what happens when you make anti-social and only NOW join the madness!! hehehe.. Was nice to see you!

  127. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 9:13 am

    Simon Says…

  128. GRM June 8, 2010 9:14 am

    ST, we’re here. Can you ask your IT person if he could number each response from us. Mahalogozaimasu.

  129. Colomaohana June 8, 2010 9:14 am

    It’s the “new blog” smell…..

    Grrrr….. hahaha!!!

  130. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 9:16 am

    New blog smells fishy. LOL!!!!

  131. jojo ® June 8, 2010 9:17 am

    good to see this is working okey. so now how many more days till the start of the season?

  132. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 9:18 am

    Since this is the same server/old software I’m certain the same HTML rules apply.

    Oh, I see NCAA tried a few out.

  133. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 9:18 am

  134. Da Punchbowl Kid June 8, 2010 9:19 am

    homey says
    colomaohana says
    dass ur uppah lip!

  135. Colomaohana June 8, 2010 9:20 am

    Hey, with the new italic print, it sure looks like we’ve got “horney” posting, instead of homey.

    That can’t be too different, right?

  136. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 9:22 am

    Anyone really reading what DPK says?

    Speaking about DPK, word on the street is that Esme wants a CC.

  137. Old Diver June 8, 2010 9:22 am


    My feel is what is in the best interest of UH now is,

    1. Major restructuring of the conferences in a way that fractures the MWC, or

    2. Major rumors that the MWC will be fractured due to restructuring of the BCS conferences with would happen this year.

    3. Worse thing that could happen is the rumors disappear or Notre Dame joins the Big 10 ending all conference restructuring, which means the WAC loses Bosie and possibly LaTech.

    Your comments?

  138. Colomaohana June 8, 2010 9:22 am

    DPK: Hahaha!! Took the words right outta my mouth!

  139. Colomaohana June 8, 2010 9:23 am

    Esme? CC?

    Eh, tell her come HERE and say dat!


  140. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 9:25 am

    Yep, no difference. Sure does look like horney though! LOL

  141. Kekoa (iPhone) June 8, 2010 9:26 am

    My grandson was one of the Census takers for the Ewa beach/Kaupe’a area.

    He told his team member to do your house ’cause he nevah like spend his whole day on one family. Da boss might think he was goofin’ off.

    Besides, he said he was down to one pen and just knew he’d run of ink making all those entries!

  142. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 9:27 am

    Well you should go to FB and see!!!

    Back to sports…Go Wahine! Big shout out to the Tsaiko greeting committee. Thanks for taking the time to welcome our girls and coaches back.

  143. Kekoa (iPhone) June 8, 2010 9:28 am

    Oh sorry, post 141 was meant for dat lady wit all da keeds!…good morning Mrs. ‘C’

  144. Kazz June 8, 2010 9:29 am

    Boise State is MORE THAN BEATABLE in all their sports outside of football.

    If we pummel them too at them, we MIGHT get this point across:

    “Who wants this one-trick donkey???” 😆

  145. koakane June 8, 2010 9:31 am

    morning tsaiko country nothing to dramatic so far

    helloooo howw youuuuuuuuuu ronnie, long time no anything bwhaaaaaaaaa

    homey in da house but so far nothing saying re;mrs C

    everyone have a good one, one cup of kope den I go

  146. madeinhawaii June 8, 2010 9:33 am

    Same blog… different format..
    Gotta go full screen to get a small margin on the left side with Chrome.
    No numbers..

    Morning everyone..

  147. Colomaohana June 8, 2010 9:36 am

    Morning, Kekoa!

    You shoulda’ told me he was going be in my ‘hood! I would have offered him a ice cold, er…beverage and tell him come inside, sit down and talk story!

    Besides, I’m a real pro at filling out paperwork for my gang. Get plenny practice with school registration, healthcare enrollment, tax returns, etc……So, no worry! I get ‘um!

    Eh, horney! Uh, I mean, homey, whats on Facebook???? 😉

  148. Kekoa (iPhone) June 8, 2010 9:36 am

    As the saga continues about BS staying or going…please, JUST GO ALREADY!!

  149. Colomaohana June 8, 2010 9:38 am

    koakane: Gotta read between da’ lines….homey’s day wouldn’t be complete if he didn’t START it with some kind of lame insult to me. He loves the torture. Sick….


  150. koakane June 8, 2010 9:39 am

    shouting out to patnah, mrsC

    agree with pomai the white is nice but need numbas and margin on left side

    one more cup along with scoones mrs making whoootaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh

  151. Colomaohana June 8, 2010 9:39 am

    Kekoa: Somebody gotta give them a little *shove* out da’ door…. I nominate you.

    Go get um…

  152. al June 8, 2010 9:40 am

    good morning.
    glad to see things humming along.

    change is good.
    i like change that means i got some money in pocket.
    really though, change is good.
    i like the challenge of change.
    and change typically means things are looking up.

  153. madeinhawaii June 8, 2010 9:41 am

    Just a tiny margin on the left in Firefox when it’s not full-screen. Green Browser gives a good margin… K-Meleon displays a minimal margin. Ditto with Opera. My Internet Explorer died ages ago so I can’t see what that looks like.

  154. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 9:41 am

    Nothing really on FB. I hardly go on…

    Lame? ok, one out of 10 is lame.

  155. duffer (iPhone) June 8, 2010 9:42 am


    What’s GH’s blog name? I think I know him

  156. Colomaohana June 8, 2010 9:42 am

    Scoones, koakane??? Scoones??

    Only you can…..

    SCONES, you babooze! Hurry up and drink dat’ addah cup of kope!

    Wait, unless da mrs get secret recipe for “special” scones that she gotta name ‘um something different! I like taste!

  157. d1島 June 8, 2010 9:44 am

    Congratulations to MLB 5th rounder Josh Slaats and 7th rounder Greg Garcia. We’re gonna miss you guys!

  158. roysan16 June 8, 2010 9:46 am



  159. duffer (iPhone) June 8, 2010 9:46 am

    My post are numbered and every other post is shaded…

  160. roysan16 June 8, 2010 9:46 am

    hmmmm S key works

  161. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 9:47 am

    I can just picture the tekkies looking at the old code and figuring out the stylesheets.

  162. d1島 June 8, 2010 9:47 am

    Did I hear “cattle call”?

  163. duffer (iPhone) June 8, 2010 9:48 am

    Mrs C…


  164. duffer (iPhone) June 8, 2010 9:48 am

    I read Daniel Smith and UH reached a settlement

  165. midori7 June 8, 2010 9:50 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    Great to see everyone!

    Congrats to Josh Slaats & Greg Garcia! Is it a done deal that both will sign?

  166. Mr C June 8, 2010 9:52 am

    checking out the new website. interesting. no problems yet.
    talk about dumb people tuesday.

  167. Mr C June 8, 2010 9:53 am

    ok, know trouble yet.

  168. Howe Lee June 8, 2010 9:53 am

    Good to see the blog at it’s new home with all the Tsaiko’s together.

  169. Mr C June 8, 2010 9:53 am

    wow can post faster then the old blog.

  170. d1島 June 8, 2010 9:54 am

    Mr. and Mrs. C stay hea! Who get da keeds?!?!

  171. Mr C June 8, 2010 9:54 am

    look at my time 9:53 2 post.
    ok back to work, get crazy customers today.

  172. Mr C June 8, 2010 9:55 am

    CPS took em away. we needed break.

  173. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 9:56 am

    Mr C comes and goes…duty calls.

    Daniel Smith…pffft

  174. duffer (iPhone) June 8, 2010 9:57 am

    Oh it’s Mr. C, not Mrs. Both of whom I’ve never met.

  175. Mr C June 8, 2010 9:59 am

    if i never met you in person, you considered a stalker. ha ha ha.
    so here it goes, hi duffer, i am mr c. nice to meet you.
    there now we met in cyber space.

  176. koakane June 8, 2010 10:00 am

    mrsC scahones is called taste gooood, will have another for you mmmmmmmmmm

    eh mrC in da hale

    shout out to howelee, midori, hbod, d1cc (bwhaaa), duffa, long guy, blog mastah steve, pomai and all the oddah’s I missed

  177. Mr C June 8, 2010 10:00 am

    i’ll be back, but watching the door with the eyes on the back of my head.

  178. Mr C June 8, 2010 10:01 am

    to all you bloggers, if i never met you in person, you are a stalker. ha ha ha.
    or aka a virtual friend.

  179. Loa June 8, 2010 10:02 am


  180. Colomaohana June 8, 2010 10:03 am


    Howzit, howzit, howzit!

  181. Loa June 8, 2010 10:04 am

    hey it works

    noticed rainbow catcher signee selected in 6th round

  182. Mr C June 8, 2010 10:05 am

    any more neighbors need counseling about parking their cars. give me a holla. need some practice. false crack medivac.

  183. jojo ® June 8, 2010 10:05 am

    HI LOA!!!

  184. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 10:06 am

    Sometimes it’s best not to really meet a person in person. Right koakane?!?!

  185. Colomaohana June 8, 2010 10:07 am

    d1: What kids? We get kid?

    Mr C: What da hell kine remark is dat…”stupid people tuesdays..” Gotta (bettah) be work…. 😉

    koakane: NO choke, now….wash ‘um down with some more kope.

  186. koakane June 8, 2010 10:08 am

    mistahC bwhaaaaaa will be on the look out so far after the guy moved no problems

  187. Colomaohana June 8, 2010 10:09 am

    Why, homey? Who koakane was hassling in person NOW? You better keep that retiree on a leash, ah!

  188. koakane June 8, 2010 10:09 am

    nahhhh homey need to keep up foreign relation so the prime ministah from korea was goooood

  189. Mr C June 8, 2010 10:09 am

    Congrats to your new hale.
    FYI any trolls come out and mess up ST’S hale will be identified.

  190. kama krab June 8, 2010 10:10 am

    Ah, good to see that everybody is getting cozy in the new hale.

  191. koakane June 8, 2010 10:11 am

    btw homey what group you was in on sat after the kk

  192. Loa June 8, 2010 10:11 am

    hiya jojo ®!

  193. koakane June 8, 2010 10:11 am

    kama in da hale

  194. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 10:12 am

    Big C – koakane no can remember who he speaks to or who he meets. He said he met BG808 and the North Korean President at the KK the other night…psssst and none of them was there!

  195. Loa June 8, 2010 10:13 am

    #184 – rotflmfao

  196. koakane June 8, 2010 10:14 am

    only thing don’t like is the sports page, very sparse, what you fella figa

  197. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 10:15 am

    What group? huh? If I was in a group…it wouldn’t be Journey ’cause one other short filipino that can sing is already there.

  198. koakane June 8, 2010 10:15 am

    homey don’t know about that you da one when introduce the KPM that night

  199. koakane June 8, 2010 10:17 am

    the return home journey group. seems when we go subdivided you just jumped into any car

  200. koakane June 8, 2010 10:17 am


  201. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 10:17 am

    koakane – yep. need more substance on the front. Can’t expect the reader/user to search for sports topics.

  202. J-Dog June 8, 2010 10:19 am

    1st post on the new site. HOWZIIIIT

  203. haka June 8, 2010 10:20 am

    aloha all
    smells like fresh leather in here

    go warriors!

  204. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 10:20 am

    Damn koakane, you don’t remember? I was in YOUR car and d1 was driving. You was talking story…

  205. roysan16 June 8, 2010 10:21 am

    (press on my name for the worries, no virus, )

    New blog. New beginnings. Keyboard works,ran a test post, S key works, post was accepted, So here we go. Oh I forgot, hi.

    I just listened to yesterday’s end of the year WAC Commissioner’s teleconference.

    During the 34 minute teleconference with the media, Karl Benson answered questions poised at him from the media. Naturally most of the questions centered around the “what ifs” about conference shakeups and the trickle down effect it would have on the WAC.

    “If Boise leaves for the MWC,” the commissioner said. “We’ll have to move on.”

    “Right now there’s a lot of moving parts,” the commissioner let on (or he basically said). “We’ll have to wait and see what our next moves are when the picture gets clearer.”

    The media taking part in the teleconference, which basically was a 34 minute question and answer period with the commissioner, were asking similarly the same type of questions: What teams are you looking at to replace Boise? Are you looking at expanding to 12 teams? What are the penalties to Boise if they do decide to leave after July 1? What were the demeanors and body languages of the school’s president and athletic directors at the recent meeting with the commissioner in Las Vegas? What was the commissioners thoughts of teams making it to BCS Bowls, or playing on the biggest platforms, being rewarded with a biggest pieces of the pie (Dave’s question)? New schools coming in, how soon? New schools (FCS) coming in are there hardships to other WAC teams in the first couple of years?

    My impression of the teleconference is that the commissioner didn’t what to get into *specifics* at this time publically of which teams that the league is courting if their is a fallout to the WAC when all the dominoes fall. It seemed (IMO) that the commissioner by default has to have a wait and see approach. Plus he know everything has to be finalized by the higher ups, so it would be premature on his part to speculate. Or to say this is what he wants to do. He did say that privately and behind closed doors that his meetings with the schools presidents and athletic directors that they have openly discussed different scenarios.

    “The WAC has a storied history,” Benson eagerly said. “We’ll get through this, other teams in the WAC have to step up.”

    I’m hoping that what he says, proves true, especially for UH. And there’s a continuation of adding to the WAC’s storied history. But whatever happens be done with already. Leave, leave. Stay, stay. I don’t want to have this being carried on every year, where the WAC fate, or UH’s fate, or Boise leaving, is up in the air. Get it settled once in for all.

  206. Colomaohana June 8, 2010 10:24 am

    koakane: Did you guys throw homey into a strangers car that night?

    Well, your plan didn’t work: He still found you.


  207. LizKauai (iPhone) June 8, 2010 10:25 am

    Mahalo for the prayers. Baby Gryphon came out of surgery the same happy fella and is headed home. Lab results in a day or so.

    The blog looks the same on iPhone, btw.

  208. NorthShoreFan June 8, 2010 10:27 am

    Guud Morning Tsaiko’s!
    Man took me a couple of days to catch up on all the going ons…Choke post!
    1…..BIG MAHALO TO NA WAHINE and BASEBOWS for a toatlly awesome season! “Coolen da Gang” will definitely be back next season.
    2…..BIG MAHALO to the A-House Ohana for making it to the airport and welcoming back the Wahines. Wanted desperately to be there but too much to do at the “farm”…
    3….Best Wishes and Good Luck to the employees who will seek another path.
    4….Sending lots of HEALING ENERGY to LizK’s grandson.. Me and my patnah really enjoyed your hospitality and pray for your grandson’s recovery.
    5….Some really great post here and from some of the really fun loving Tsaiko’s..keep it coming and great to hear from the longtime Tsaiko’s….

  209. d1島 June 8, 2010 10:27 am


    Good news on the little guy….hope the labs come back good, too.

    Have a terrific trip! 🙂

  210. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 10:29 am

    Yay baby Gryphon!

  211. Kazz June 8, 2010 10:30 am

    So…. Daniel Smith and UH agree to terms…

    Thoughts anyone???

    Oh look at this, karma has a funny way of working things out yeah?

    Smith filed his suit soon after national letter of intent day in February 2008.

    Smith later attended PSU in 2008-09 but as a walk-on. He is now at Whittier (Calif.) College but not playing football due to an injury.

  212. NorthShoreFan June 8, 2010 10:33 am

    LizK great news on baby Gryphon!

  213. Garret June 8, 2010 10:34 am


    My feel is what is in the best interest of UH now is,

    1. Major restructuring of the conferences in a way that fractures the MWC, or

    2. Major rumors that the MWC will be fractured due to restructuring of the BCS conferences with would happen this year.

    3. Worse thing that could happen is the rumors disappear or Notre Dame joins the Big 10 ending all conference restructuring, which means the WAC loses Bosie and possibly LaTech.

    Your comments?

    Old Diver,

    I agree with your points. I would add that if #3 occurs, the MWC might need to add 2 more teams to get to 12 teams…and that could result in more losses to the WAC (Fresno and Nevada will be doing all they can to get those spots). If the WAC loses BSU, La Tech, Nevada, and Fresno, the WAC will not be considered a conference anymore and can lose all bowl affiliations, TV contracts, basketball tournament spots, etc.

  214. Garret June 8, 2010 10:35 am

    Colorado’s Board of Regents are meeting about the Pac-10 today.

    The University of Colorado’s Board of Regents will meet in secret tonight to receive legal advice about the Boulder campus’s possible switch from the Big 12 conference to the Pac-10, sources told the Camera.

  215. Colomaohana June 8, 2010 10:36 am

    Good news, Liz!

  216. Curt June 8, 2010 10:38 am

    Hey Stephen: Good to hear things are going well with you and the “new” staff.

    And da Beat goes on…and da Beat goes on.

  217. Garret June 8, 2010 10:39 am

    The Chancellor for Kansas asked Nebraska to stay in the Big 12…for Kansas’ sake.

    Kansas chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little urged her Nebraska counterpart Monday to remain in the Big 12 and help avoid a potential calamity for the Jayhawks.

    Gray-Little said she made sure that Perlman knew where she stood.

    “I have not finished my conversations for the day. I intend if not today in the next two days to talk to the presidents and chancellors of other institutions as well,” she said.

  218. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 10:39 am

    Sheesh, not much of a secret when others know they are meeting tonight…LOL

  219. madeinhawaii June 8, 2010 10:40 am

    If the Big 12 dissolves, does that make the MWC an AQ qualifier?

  220. Garret June 8, 2010 10:40 am

    Kansas and Kansas State are unhappy that men’s basketball doesn’t seem to mean anything for conference realignment…only football matters.

    What this says about KU basketball is especially frightening: The storied program somehow is not significant enough to elevate the Jayhawks, much less both schools, into the next dimension of college athletics riches.

    Check out the scoreboard. Kansas basketball — coming off a season in which it ranked first nationally, three years removed from a national championship, by far the Big 12’s greatest team by championship banners and on the short list of nationally significant programs — is not part of the Big Ten or Pacific-10 expansion speculation.

    Baylor football — coming off a season in which it finished last in the South Division for the 13th time in 14 years, has never been to a bowl game as a Big 12 member, and its collective conference record of 14-98 is by far the worst in league history — gets support as a Pac-10 expansion team.

  221. Garret June 8, 2010 10:41 am


    The AQ criteria says that the top 6 conferences get AQ spots automatically. If there is no Big 12, then the MWC is an AQ conference!

  222. Garret June 8, 2010 10:43 am


    Newspapers have excellent sources, so it is hard for any Board of Regents to meet secretly when everybody is being watched so closely in times like this.

  223. Garret June 8, 2010 10:45 am

    It appears that one reason David Veikune is doing so well this offseason with Cleveland is that he’s lost more than 20 pounds.

    Veikune waddled to the scale near the shower area of the locker room last fall and when the dial stopped spinning it registered he weighed 270 pounds. He looked like the guy on the midnight shift at the donut shop whose idea of three square meals a day were glazed, powdered and custard-filled.

    This spring, Veikune not only looks like a football player — he is moving like one. He is in the crowded but unsettled pack fighting for playing time at inside linebacker. He has dropped almost 20 pounds and worked his butt off in the offseason to become stronger.

    “I’m definitely in better shape,” Veikune said after practice on Monday. “Any rookie going through the combine, your pro day and all those things your body never rests. Then you come in here and get going right away. Now I’m in the low 250s. Last year I was way too heavy.”

  224. Garret June 8, 2010 10:46 am

    Both of Cleveland’s ILB starters at the start of last season are missing OTAs, so Veikune is getting a lot of reps.

    Last year, the opening-day starters were D’Qwell Jackson and Eric Barton. Both were injured during the first half of the season. David Bowens started the final nine games and Jason Trusnik the final six inside.

    Jackson, unhappy the Browns won’t budge from their one-year contract tender, has boycotted the OTAs and is threatening to skip the mandatory minicamp beginning Thursday. Barton is not practicing because he is recovering from neck surgery. Bowens is in his 12th season, so Mangini isn’t about to wear him out in June.

    The more the others are on the sideline, the more practice time Veikune is getting.

  225. jojo ® June 8, 2010 10:48 am

    That’s great Liz!

    Enjoy your trip!

  226. Stephen Tsai June 8, 2010 10:59 am

    Thanks again everyone for the well wishes. I appreciate them.
    But, trust me, I’ve already been blessed.
    I get to retain the best job, and, most of all, still have great benefits.
    But, please, keep my former Advertiser co-workers in your thoughts and prayers. They face difficult futures. They’re great people.
    Uh, oh, chili peppers ….

  227. Pete Jek June 8, 2010 11:00 am

    Shout out to Biggie and Pac…

  228. Stephen Tsai June 8, 2010 11:03 am

    Back to business, when did the WAC become the developmental league for the Mountain West?
    I think it’s time the WAC gets proactive. It needs to develop its own expansion plan. That means recruiting UNLV and San Diego State.
    I also would target Wyoming.
    Hawaii might be isolated by water, but Wyoming is isolated, too. And it does not have a significant television market. What it has is good facilities. Wyoming will be left behind when the conferences shift again. Target the weak, I say.

  229. chawan_cut June 8, 2010 11:09 am

    i still think THE Princess would be a good sports anchor with Kekaula at KITV.

  230. LizKauai (iPhone) June 8, 2010 11:09 am

    Ahhh. The comfort of familiar blogs. No can “beat”.

    Mahalo for remembering Gryphon today and in the future! Scary times for newish parents.

    So I am talking about India and all the bombings going on and my friend closes the conversation, “Have a blast!”

    Got a chance to tout the experience and Influence of this blog at a work-related webinar about social media today.

    Waiting for the next meeting now on my holoholo workday. This one includes lunch!

  231. SteveM June 8, 2010 11:11 am

    Awright! Work pau, lunch coming up. All the HTML text tags used formerly should work, right?

    We see above that bold and blockquote works, along with the smileys.

    test of italic
    test of bold and italic
    test of strikethrough
    test of href link in text–is this blue?


  232. Da Punchbowl Kid June 8, 2010 11:12 am

    So it WAS Mr. A-House I saw on KITV welcoming the Wahine back!

    Thanks A-House ohana!

  233. Stephen Tsai June 8, 2010 11:13 am

    We just have to wait for the Princess to return. She’s still in Europe.

  234. Da Punchbowl Kid June 8, 2010 11:14 am

    C_C –

    I second the thought of the Princess with Kekaula on air. She’s got everything she needs to rock that job!

  235. Stephen Tsai June 8, 2010 11:14 am

    Yep, it was indeed the A-House family, Pomai, Myki, SJ Macro and Mei Ling at the airport.
    Good thing, too.
    They were the first to present lei.

  236. Da Punchbowl Kid June 8, 2010 11:16 am

    What’s gonna happen when she returns, OH Undisputed Master of the Hawaiia Blog Universe.

    Don’t act like you dont know I’m talkin’ abou you Tsai!

  237. LizKauai (iPhone) June 8, 2010 11:16 am

    #228- I agree. The WAC leadership needs to put the WAC FIRST on it’s list of priorities. The best defense is a great offense.
    With the rise of the baseball and softball teams in post season play this year, Hawaii is helping create more respect. It would be great to see the WAC itself create some marketing mileage from these accomplishments!

  238. Da Punchbowl Kid June 8, 2010 11:16 am

    Hawaii* oops!

  239. Da Punchbowl Kid June 8, 2010 11:19 am


  240. madeinhawaii June 8, 2010 11:19 am

    Too bad we can’t go from a position of stremgth and BRIBE a conference to take us in.

  241. madeinhawaii June 8, 2010 11:25 am

    I don’t correct typos unless they can really be misconstrued.. like leaving out a letter in the word “crock”

    and typing..


  242. Slugger June 8, 2010 11:26 am


    Good news about Gryphon!

    Have a great trip!

  243. Kekoa (iPhone) June 8, 2010 11:30 am

    Maika’i Liz! Small man is in good hands and heading home. I hope the labs only serve to help him heal even faster.

  244. UKU@LA June 8, 2010 11:36 am

    Eh! Howzit! I stay da right place or what? GO WARRIORS!
    Aloha from LA!

    MANEO !!!

  245. Hawaiianbod June 8, 2010 11:38 am

    good news on baby gryphon, LizK!

    continued prayers for good labs.

  246. Colomaohana June 8, 2010 11:41 am

    What is up with the College Football Store advertisement right below the comment box?? Seriously??? They like display THAT team??

    Wow, pretty ballzy…….


  247. BG June 8, 2010 11:41 am

    Hi Everybody!

    Well, gotta get settled in and locate the pool. Eh, Kekoa, I’ll be out all afternoon, but will call you tonight.

  248. Pomai June 8, 2010 11:42 am

    Sorry to say but I don’t think the WAC will ever be pro-active as long as benson is the comish. But do agree that we need to try an be a force. But again it all comes down to winning consistently.

  249. koakane June 8, 2010 11:43 am

    yep uku you dea, but what you figga like pio palace bwhaaaaaaaaaaa

  250. BG June 8, 2010 11:43 am


    Please call me 381-9334. If I no answer, I’ll call you back, soonest.

  251. koakane June 8, 2010 11:44 am

    oh my its pomai not curve ball bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  252. Pomai June 8, 2010 11:44 am

    Did I hear cc????????

  253. Pomai June 8, 2010 11:47 am

    Eh gramps what did you do to Ralph, no show for two days now…..

  254. koakane June 8, 2010 11:48 am

    aa bb cc wea wea

  255. koakane June 8, 2010 11:49 am

    he no have nothing to grump about :mrgreen:

  256. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 11:52 am

    Esme sends a MOOOOOOOOO!

  257. Kazz June 8, 2010 11:53 am


  258. BleedGreen808 June 8, 2010 11:55 am

    Good morning everyone…it is still morning, right?

  259. BleedGreen808 June 8, 2010 11:55 am

    Good morning everyone…it is still morning, right?

  260. Cheyah! June 8, 2010 11:55 am

    Chooooohoooo!!! Can you hear me now?

    Go Warriors!

  261. BleedGreen808 June 8, 2010 11:56 am

    Funny, the new format allowed me to “duplicate post”. The old format gave me an error.

  262. roysan16 June 8, 2010 11:57 am

    Re-Tomorrow’s announcement of APR Progress Rate Announcement

    Is it hold it your breath time for UH athletics , maybe the baseball team?

    We’ll see. The last report indicates that the baseball team was below a 925 (922) and was penalized.

    Here’s a link to UH’s last report dated 5/01/09

    Copied from the Knight Commision’s web site

    The NCAA will release the latest round of Division I Academic Progress Rates on Wednesday, June 9.

    Data released will include scores and any penalties for all sports teams at 332 Division I colleges and universities.

    The data will be made available to national media at 1 p.m. Eastern with an embargo of 2 p.m. Eastern, when the data will be made public via the NCAA website.

    The NCAA will hold a national telephonic press conference to discuss the latest APR figures at 2 p.m. Eastern on June 9. Speakers will include NCAA Interim President Jim Isch; Walter Harrison, president of the University of Hartford and chair of the NCAA Committee on Academic Performance; and select NCAA staff members.

    The Academic Progress Rate is a real-time measure of eligibility, retention and graduation of student-athletes competing on every Division I sports team.

    An APR score of 925 (out of 1,000) is the minimum level of academic success; teams scoring below 925 can lose scholarships and face other sanctions over time, including bans on postseason play.

    The most recent APR scores are based on a multi-year rate that averages scores from the 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 academic years.

  263. koakane June 8, 2010 11:57 am

    ditto kazz remarks and try put indentation on left please or center better yet

  264. Kazz June 8, 2010 11:57 am

    One thing that MUST be a legitimate concern for all schools in the WAC are the incoming or freshman or sophmore student athletes that are paying attention to these conference shift rumors.

    If I were an incoming high school recruit or a current UH student athlete that is a freshman or a sophomore, I’d be concerned about the potential of the WAC getting “dumbed down”.

    If these shifts start ACTUALLY happening, I wouldn’t be surprised to see or read about transfer requests all around the country and WORST here at UH.

  265. koakane June 8, 2010 11:59 am

    checking out so have a good time and catch yu’all lattas bye now

  266. Kazz June 8, 2010 11:59 am

    koakane Says:

    June 8th, 2010 at 11:57 am
    ditto kazz remarks and try put indentation on left please or center better yet

    How come? Looks ok to me on my PC.

  267. BleedGreen808 June 8, 2010 11:59 am

    This format (without the numbers) makes responding a little difficult for those not so computer savvy. Also will be hard to read without the borders.

    Anyhow, great morning and glad we still have a home.

  268. RedZone June 8, 2010 12:02 pm

    Thanks Pomai.

    For me the whole site loads faster.

  269. Esme June 8, 2010 12:06 pm


    Testing 1, 2, 3 … !

  270. Kazz June 8, 2010 12:06 pm

    Speaking of APR, can someone confirm that the APR rules are in effect for ALL athletic programs in D1?

    I was speaking with Ralph about how former Wahine Justine Smethurst never graduated from UH and if that effected the Rainbow Wahine softball APR.

  271. Esme June 8, 2010 12:07 pm

    And …. hoooomigawd, we are LIVE! The Warrior Beat blog lives on! I love it!

    Hullo, my Tsaiko friends. Hi, ST!

    *hugs and chili pepper all around*

  272. Esme June 8, 2010 12:07 pm

    Funny, my old bookmark for the WB still works. …

  273. duffer (iPhone) June 8, 2010 12:10 pm

    Howzit Esme!!!!

  274. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 12:11 pm

    Ezzzzz is in the house! MOOOOOOOO!

  275. Blackie June 8, 2010 12:12 pm

    Aloha, everyone. Best wishes to all those not retained.

  276. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 12:13 pm

    Kazz – It’s all sports teams in D1.

  277. Mrs A-House June 8, 2010 12:14 pm


    Hi Everybody!

    Hail, hail the gang’s all here…I’m breathing a sigh of relief reading the posts of my best friends. Still feeling warm and fuzzy after yesterday’s experience. Bruce Asato, you’ve captured what I think is the best photo of me that I have EVER taken…and I can’t thank you enough.

    I kind of like the white background, but Scott, if you’re taking any recommendations, could you use a bigger font for the message text portions and perhaps soften the white-ness of the background just a tiny bit. Much mahalos!

    Have a great day, everybody!

  278. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 12:16 pm

    I think Wahine softball has always been above the cutoff point. Ok, just in case, almost always have been above…

  279. NorthShoreFan June 8, 2010 12:16 pm

    BG808..agree with u on the post..(without numbers)

  280. Avery Jill June 8, 2010 12:17 pm

    Heya¡­my very first comment on your site. ,I have been reading your blog for a while and thought I would completely pop in and drop a friendly note. . It is great stuff indeed. I also wanted to there a way to subscribe to your site via email?

  281. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 12:18 pm

    I wonder how the baseball and basketball teams will do this year???

  282. BleedGreen808 June 8, 2010 12:18 pm

    Howzit NSF? Hope you had a great time in Kauai.

  283. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 12:20 pm

    With all the moooing I think I’m gonna do an oink oink and have roast pork with gravy all over. No mac salad, just 3 scoops rice.

  284. koakane iPhone June 8, 2010 12:20 pm

    Sending from iPhone


  285. A-joe June 8, 2010 12:23 pm

    Well, I guess there’s no better time to welcome change than now.

    Howzit everybody!

    Same braddah. Shorter name. =)

  286. SteveM June 8, 2010 12:36 pm

    homey — I like my roast pork a little crispy. Got that kine? I’ll join you!

    Esme won Al’s lunch offer the other night….or so Al and I maintain. 🙄
    The target “last post” was supposed to be midnight. On that criterion, I think J won, so she can collect the next time she’s back in Hawaii. (I love committing Al to lunch stuff 👿 ). But Esme, just doing esme’s–swooped in and scored the 900th and 1,500 post minutes later.

    I also owe a lunch prize to the 1,000 poster that night… 🙂

  287. ai-eee-soos June 8, 2010 12:37 pm

    checking in …

  288. Pomai June 8, 2010 12:38 pm

    Eh howzit Hawaiian, more easy for type da new name yeah? Did I hear a cc call???????

  289. Jay June 8, 2010 12:40 pm

    Howzit all!

  290. madeinhawaii June 8, 2010 12:44 pm

    Did you know that after registering to enter comments on the SB.. you can change your handle (visible name) to whatever you want? I dunno how that affects your log in.. but I was able to post as “madeinhawaii” on Reardon’s article.

  291. madeinhawaii June 8, 2010 12:45 pm

    Whooops.. not SB.. but SA

  292. madeinhawaii June 8, 2010 12:45 pm

    From HNA.. to HSA…

  293. djmitcho June 8, 2010 12:46 pm

    checking in..hope everyone is having a good day

  294. Esme June 8, 2010 12:48 pm

    SteveM, al, et al … ya know, like I was saying on the FB side, I wasn’t actually expecting lunch at all. I was just posting for fun. But if I can “collect” (in spirit) … I’d love it to be an actual Cattle Call! Maybe the first Cattle Call with the blog in its new digs. What do you guys think?

    Believe it or not, it would be my first CC. I can do one now, now that, uh, I have all this free time …


  295. Glenn June 8, 2010 12:53 pm

    hi everybody

  296. Pcwarrior June 8, 2010 12:54 pm

    Good to see everyone has made it through the light! Good to see you on the other side! I read this blog daily and enjoy everyones comments. Thank you ST and all and especially the StarAdvertiser for encouraging communication within the family. We one are family in this WARRIOR nation! Aloha

  297. Pcwarrior June 8, 2010 12:55 pm

    Wow numbers!!!

  298. Bulla June 8, 2010 12:56 pm

    ok, i’ll be in AZ until next week friday, but have a great CC, 🙂

  299. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 12:58 pm


  300. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 12:59 pm


  301. Esme June 8, 2010 12:59 pm

    Oh, and before I forget …

    *waves to Scott Morifuji*

  302. SteveM June 8, 2010 1:01 pm

    madeinhawaii Says:
    June 8th, 2010 at 12:44 pm
    Did you know that after registering to enter comments on the SB.. you can change your handle (visible name) to whatever you want? I dunno how that affects your log in.. but I was able to post as “madeinhawaii” on Reardon’s article.

    Yes…I’ve done it too, but haven’t posted. Looks like the name for registration is not necessarily the one that will appear on post (only by default). So everyone can have their blog name, I think. Login using your email addy to avoid confusing yourself 🙂

    But no need login for now. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  303. Esme June 8, 2010 1:05 pm

    Anyway, I gotta go tend the kids for a little while. Will be back again later for more discussion about possible cc. Be thinking about possible locations, willya? What ono place have you guys been wanting to eat at that also is roomy enough / has portions big enough for a crowd like ours?

    Kden. Back lataz.

  304. Stephen Tsai June 8, 2010 1:05 pm

    The way I understand it, the blog is still using the same server that it did when it was under The Advertiser.
    No moderation, I’m told, so if your post doesn’t appear, it just means I don’t like you.
    I think.
    I love all of you.

  305. SteveM June 8, 2010 1:07 pm

    Esme — Al will make the call, I think. You like lobster? 😛

  306. Ralph June 8, 2010 1:10 pm

    testing, seeing if I get to use my name, last night the site wouldn’t let me log in or register

  307. Pomai June 8, 2010 1:10 pm

    Esme go for it set it up just name the time and place, anyone can make a cc.

  308. Pomai June 8, 2010 1:11 pm

    Eh howzit Ralph, long time no hear.

  309. Kazz June 8, 2010 1:13 pm

    Softball was insane this season so I had “tunnel vision”.

    Am I crazy or did the unsupervised workouts for football start yet?

  310. Ralph June 8, 2010 1:13 pm

    my Bing search hasn’t found the Star Advertiser! only articles from the TV networks on the Star Advertiser.

  311. HiFlyer June 8, 2010 1:18 pm

    Howzit everybody, glad to see the new site is working with no problems.

  312. PowderPuff June 8, 2010 1:26 pm

    Good afternoon, Tsaikos. Hooo hooo…I sure hope my post appears. Or else, I’ll know where I stand with ST. Haha! 🙂

  313. 99club June 8, 2010 1:27 pm

    Wow, A-joe, I like the new slimmer you. 😉

  314. madeinhawaii June 8, 2010 1:32 pm

    2262 comments on yesterday’s blog.. a fitting adieu…

  315. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 1:33 pm

    Ralph Ralph Ralph…You gotta type Star-advertiser when you use Bing. Doink

  316. d1島 June 8, 2010 1:35 pm

    Did I mention that I’m off again next Wednesday?

  317. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 1:35 pm

    And how come you use Bing? You like their previews of videos?

  318. koakane™ June 8, 2010 1:38 pm

    pau lunc howa had baked salmon casserole, musubi, chow mien and gobo. naaaaaaaaap

  319. Pomai June 8, 2010 1:40 pm

    d1 don’t say, wow what a coincidence so I’am I.

  320. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 1:40 pm

    d1 – You did not mention that. Any part time job openings at your place for a say female teenager?

  321. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 1:42 pm

    I forgot to mention that I am due to be sick from work on a Wednesday.

  322. Pomai June 8, 2010 1:42 pm

    Sorry I’am = am Ho da fat fingers.

  323. Stephen Tsai June 8, 2010 1:42 pm

    Yes, thank you, thank you for all of the posts.

  324. 99club June 8, 2010 1:45 pm

    Huh. I went to click my ‘favorites’ link in Firefox for the blog, which used to have a gif of the Advertiser hibiscus, and now it’s changed to the SA star. Guess I’ve been assimilated.

  325. jm2375 June 8, 2010 1:46 pm

    Afternoon Tsai-kos!

    Congrats to the Basebows on their ranking! Also congrats to those player and recruits who were drafted today.

    SteveM – who was #1203? I owe them lunch, since it was my idea.

  326. Garret June 8, 2010 1:47 pm

    # homey ℞ Says:
    June 8th, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Sheesh, not much of a secret when others know they are meeting tonight…LOL


    The Denver Post *really* isn’t helping to keep the meeting secret. This is what they wrote today:

    Regents are holding the “special” meeting tonight at 5 p.m. in executive session to “discuss a specific legal matter.” The board is meeting at 1800 Grant St. in Denver.

    How secret is a meeting when the newspaper publishes the time and address?

  327. Garret June 8, 2010 1:49 pm

    It looks like Colorado will be the first domino to fall…they apparently will leave the Big 12 as early as tomorrow! The Pac-10 had 2 scenarios: Add the 6 from the Big 12 or add Colorado and Utah…either way, Colorado is apparently leaving the Big 12.

    There is growing speculation from other Big 12 members that Tuesday night’s meeting among Colorado University leaders is to discuss the legality of bolting the Big 12 right now to accept an invitation from another conference, two sources told

    If the speculation is true, Colorado could be preparing to accept a bid from the Pac-10 Conference, which has targeted the Buffaloes for expansion.

    The move would undercut an attempt by Baylor to sway the Texas Legislature into helping the Bears get an invite ahead of Colorado.

  328. Garret June 8, 2010 1:51 pm

    The Big 12 has a $10 million exit fee and Colorado couldn’t even afford the $3 million to buy out Hawkins’ contract before this season. This is apparently what they are meeting about today.

    The price to get out of the Big 12 is a $10 million buyout, and it would take a vote of nine members of the Big 12 to dissolve the league and eliminate any buyout penalties, according to one league source.

    Sources say Colorado’s athletic department is not in strong financial condition, and the school doesn’t have the kind of money right now to buy its freedom.

  329. 99club June 8, 2010 1:52 pm


    If they contact area escort services they might even get the room number. I’m sorry, did I type that out loud?

  330. roysan16 June 8, 2010 1:54 pm

    Re-Freedom and Information Act

    IIRC after the Sugar Bowl, a news organization was successful in applying the freedom and information act in it’s request in finding out the names on the list in regards to UH’s traveling party.

    With today’s announcement of UH settling with Smith can the freedom and information act be applied here on the specifics of what the two parties settled on?

  331. Garret June 8, 2010 1:54 pm

    Could Texas A&M and Oklahoma be planning to go to the SEC instead? That could end the Pac-16 and maybe Texas will go to the Big 10 or SEC?

    The latest twist on the Big Twelve realignment is that Oklahoma and Texas A&M might depart for the SEC. This from an Aggieland source. UT doesn’t have to worry about finding a place to land, but it has never been interested in the SEC, mainly for academic reasons. Only two SEC teams are members of the prestigious American Association of Universities (Florida and Vanderbilt), though other SEC schools are said to be in line (Georgia, for one). The UT academic hierarchy prefers the PAC-10, but UT does not want to be stranded without its two longtime rivals.

  332. 99club June 8, 2010 1:56 pm


    I stopped reading after “This from and Aggieland source.” 🙂

  333. Jason June 8, 2010 1:56 pm

    Did I mention jm2375 and I are not available next Wednesday? Although I guess if the majority are available Wednesday, then choosing that day would be only fair. 🙂

  334. 99club June 8, 2010 1:58 pm

    sheesh. Replace ‘and’ with ‘an’ and destroy all hardcopies.

  335. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 2:01 pm

    roysan – what act is that?

  336. SteveM June 8, 2010 2:01 pm

    jm2375 — #1203 was sj-macro, with his post: “add choi sum, make miso ramen”. 🙂

    sj-macro also made the 1,300th comment to enter the century list.

  337. jm2375 June 8, 2010 2:01 pm

    Thanks Jason. But now you’re gonna start rumors! 🙄

  338. Garret June 8, 2010 2:03 pm


    FOI request could be made, but the terms of the settlement could be covered by a confidentiality clause that would keep the terms private.

  339. Ralph June 8, 2010 2:04 pm

    thanks Homey, I use bing because the browser pictures are fantastic. Msn has too many junks on it and firefox with too many popups.

  340. NorthShoreFan June 8, 2010 2:06 pm

    BG808…me and my patnah really enjoyed Kauai…Waimea..Hanapepe. Kept to that side of the island..remind me of Haleiwa back in the day…people really “hang loose” and laid back. Ishihara poke da bestest..went five different varieties and all was guud!..wait .. except for da “snails” neva try dat one…raw wasabi tako…hoooo!!!

    Pomai… me thinking you will kepp us posted on the “Bling” fo da Wahhine project and when we step in right?..

  341. NorthShoreFan June 8, 2010 2:07 pm

    Hooo!…and the plot thickens…secret meeting?….

  342. Colomaohana June 8, 2010 2:08 pm

    homey: You ALWASY sick.

  343. Garret June 8, 2010 2:08 pm


    Did you see the news on Friday that Microsoft was ending its Bing cashback program?

    In a blog post, Yusuf Mehdi, Senior Vice President, wrote , “When we originally began to offer the cashback feature, it was designed to help advertisers reach you with compelling offers, and to provide a new type of shopping experience that would change user behavior and attract a bunch of new users to Bing”.

    “But after a couple of years of trying, we did not see the broad adoption that we had hoped for”, he admitted.

    The Cashback program will expire on July 30th at 9:00 pm PST and Microsoft will continue to provide customer support for 12 more months.

  344. Garret June 8, 2010 2:10 pm

    If the Pac-16 doesn’t happen, it looks like the Pac-10 would just take Colorado and Utah. The MWC would replace Utah with BSU. That would keep things pretty stable in the western conferences, which is good…if the next round of expansion happens later, UH could be in a better position in football and men’s basketball.

  345. J-FORCE June 8, 2010 2:14 pm

    Whew! Finally got to join in. I really got lost there for awhile looking for this blog site. I’m glad boise staying put in the wac. On the other hand, boise must feel like what else we have to do to get invited. GO WARRIORS!!GO WAC!!

  346. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 2:19 pm

    jm#### and Jason sitting in a tree…THAT IS JUST GROSS! *BARF*

    Big C – Stop writing the obvious.

    Garret – At least we may get reports of what transpired in the secret meeting from those sources.

  347. madeinhawaii June 8, 2010 2:29 pm


    would be more gross if it was a “family” tree, eh?

  348. madeinhawaii June 8, 2010 2:30 pm

    Boise could take a pro-active approach and pressure the Commish to build up the WAC rather than constantly whining and wanting to leave.

  349. Garret June 8, 2010 2:31 pm


    Colorado has scheduled a press conference tomorrow…we will definitely know then, but they have such poor security we’ll probably know hours before the press conference.

  350. Stephen Tsai June 8, 2010 2:34 pm

    Maybe it has to be one of those deals like the Knicks and Nate Robinson.
    Boise State doesn’t want to be in the WAC.
    So instead of waiting around for the Broncos to leave, maybe it would be better for the WAC to release the Broncos from their membership.
    You wanna go? Go now. Thanks for all of your years of service.
    It’s inevitable, anyway.

  351. SteveM June 8, 2010 2:37 pm

    ST — wouldn’t Boise have to leave a few $$$ on the WAC plate if they split early? Why not just attempt to add another team now?

  352. Garret June 8, 2010 2:44 pm

    Cal has a much bigger Athletic Department budget deficit than UH…they need the new TV network and expansion.

    For at least the past decade, intercollegiate athletics has received tens of millions of dollars from the campus–including approximately $13.5 million from the central campus in fiscal year 2008-09 alone, according to the NCAA. Despite being an auxiliary enterprise, which according to university and state policy must be financially self-reliant, Athletic Director Sandy Barbour projects the department will incur a deficit of $6.4 million by the end of this fiscal year.

  353. d1島 June 8, 2010 2:44 pm

    homey ℞,

    Sorry. All done with summer hiring.

  354. Kazz June 8, 2010 2:45 pm

    Garret Says:

    June 8th, 2010 at 2:10 pm
    If the Pac-16 doesn’t happen, it looks like the Pac-10 would just take Colorado and Utah. The MWC would replace Utah with BSU. That would keep things pretty stable in the western conferences, which is good…if the next round of expansion happens later, UH could be in a better position in football and men’s basketball.


    This seems like the most plausable considering how some conferences are balking or “playing chicken” with the expansion rumors right now.

    Personally, I wish for this to be true considering our position and the risk of the other athletic programs at UH that have been doing quite well but stand the risk of elimination in the worst case scenarios.

  355. Garret June 8, 2010 2:45 pm

    Cal’s upper campus forgave more than $31 million in debt that their Athletic Department had in 2007! It would be nice if upper campus got rid of the $10 million deficit UH Athletics has…

    In 2007, the campus forgave the department’s cumulative $31.4 million deficit, which took years to accrue.

  356. madeinhawaii June 8, 2010 2:45 pm

    I wonder if UH football could survive in D1 as an independent? Any thoughts?

  357. d1島 June 8, 2010 2:46 pm

    Coach K got $4M from Duke in 08-09! Started with a $2M salary plus incentives….

    read that Coach Wooden never took more than $30k per year.

  358. Garret June 8, 2010 2:47 pm

    This seems like the most plausable considering how some conferences are balking or “playing chicken” with the expansion rumors right now.

    Personally, I wish for this to be true considering our position and the risk of the other athletic programs at UH that have been doing quite well but stand the risk of elimination in the worst case scenarios.


    I agree wit you. If expansion is minimal in the west, the WAC and UH will stay about the same for now. That would be best for UH’s nonrevenue sports. Then hopefully UH’s football teams starts to win big and a big-money conference comes for UH.

  359. d1島 June 8, 2010 2:48 pm


    Could I survive as a fan with a 6-7 game schedule (home and away) with a huge “bye week” from the 3rd week of September thru Thanksgiving? 🙁

  360. Kazz June 8, 2010 2:49 pm

    Ok, I’m starting to miss the gray highlighted items we place in block quotes. 🙁

  361. Garret June 8, 2010 2:50 pm

    Maybe it has to be one of those deals like the Knicks and Nate Robinson.
    Boise State doesn’t want to be in the WAC.
    So instead of waiting around for the Broncos to leave, maybe it would be better for the WAC to release the Broncos from their membership.
    You wanna go? Go now. Thanks for all of your years of service.
    It’s inevitable, anyway.


    What about the $3 million the WAC will get if BSU makes a BCS game? The $6 million that a WAC team earns for making a BCS game is split evenly–$3 million for the school making the bowl, $3 million for the conference.

    That $3 million and the $1+ million exit fee are reasons not to let BSU out early.

  362. d1島 June 8, 2010 2:50 pm

    Then hopefully UH’s football teams starts to win big and a big-money conference comes for UH.

    how soon would UH have to start “winning big”?

  363. madeinhawaii June 8, 2010 2:51 pm


    I suppose it would mean a lot of lobbying from our AD, Chancellor, UH Pres.. BOR.. Politicians to get an exemption to open the season one weekend earlier. This would make that 13th game option even more attractive as it would allow the opposing team to retain a mid-season bye week.

  364. d1島 June 8, 2010 2:52 pm

    The $6 million that a WAC team earns for making a BCS game is split evenly–$3 million for the school making the bowl, $3 million for the conference.

    Would it make more financial sense for UH to finish second to a BCS-bound WAC champion?

  365. madeinhawaii June 8, 2010 2:54 pm

    For UH to get invited to the BCS dance, the State would have to invest big time into the school. Not just the athletic program but get those badly needed repairs done. Got to improve the overall school image.. raise tuition and activity fees, increase the athletic dept budget and bit the bullet on travel expense compensation if asked.

    Not going to happen.

  366. ai-eee-soos June 8, 2010 2:54 pm

    checking the blog clock …

  367. Manoa Mist June 8, 2010 2:54 pm

    Okay, finally found the Warrior Beat. Who would of thunk it would be under “Blogs?”

  368. Kazz June 8, 2010 2:57 pm

    madeinhawaii Says:

    June 8th, 2010 at 2:45 pm
    I wonder if UH football could survive in D1 as an independent? Any thoughts?

    To me, that’s like asking students if they accept an additional student fee or asking the public if they want to pay taxes.

    Money is an issue more than ever and already some teams are on the bandwagon of telling anyone and everyone how expensive it is to fly to Hawaii. Conference affiliations put all that to rest. As Wayne Brady said to Dave Chappelle: “This isn’t an option ******, if you don’t smoke this, we got a problem”.

    Imagine UH’s predicament right now of signing non-conference football opponentsto play at Aloha Stadium and multiply that by two or three and that’s not even taking into account the other sports at UH.

    For some reason, Bob Coolen has had NO problems scheduling BIG name softball programs to come to play the Wahine at Manoa (i.e. Oklahoma, UW, CAL, Stanford, etc…), but then again, a lot of the power softball teams are from the PAC 10, so not too far away I guess…

  369. Matt June 8, 2010 2:59 pm

    Congrats to Dave Shoji for being selected to the AVCA Hall of Fame class of 2010!

  370. Garret June 8, 2010 3:00 pm

    how soon would UH have to start “winning big”?


    The BCS evaluation period covers 4-year periods. There are always 2 periods that overlap–the current period is not good for UH (2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011), but a new evaluation period starts this year and goes over 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

    If this season and next season goes well, then UH would be more attractive to conferences. If the MWC stays at 9 teams, they might need to add 3 teams to keep their AQ status…whichever teams do well over the next 2 years could earn their AQ spots.

    One thing that hasn’t been discussed in media reports is that even if the MWC becomes an AQ conference in 2012, they still need to worry about staying an AQ conference in 2014. So, they may need to add teams in 2012…they should be able to pick which WAC or C-USA teams they want if they have AQ status to offer.

  371. madeinhawaii June 8, 2010 3:01 pm

    All right! WTG Dave Shoji!!

  372. homey ℞ June 8, 2010 3:02 pm

    Yep, now it’s getting harder to read.

  373. Garret June 8, 2010 3:03 pm

    By the way, all conferences are asking their teams to schedule their nonconference games early in the season and leave the rest of the season for conference games. That means that UH could not fill their schedules in football, basketball, softball, baseball, etc., if UH was an independent.

  374. Garret June 8, 2010 3:06 pm

    FYI: I’ve been asked to look up TV contract dollars

    MWC: $12 million per year
    C-USA: $11.3 million per year
    WAC: $4 million per year

    One reason why it is hard for the WAC to poach teams from other conferences. If you look at NCAA men’s basketball success in the tournament, you see another reason why teams would lose a LOT of money by moving to the WAC.

  375. madeinhawaii June 8, 2010 3:07 pm

    Except with other independent teams, I assume… not a good scenario at all.. but if no WAC, then what is left?

  376. Pessimistic June 8, 2010 3:08 pm

    I see UH dropping football all together in the next 10 years. I hope it won’t happen this way, but I just don’t see the political will in Hawaii to stop it from happening A lot of people in Hawaii just don’t care about athletics, it goes all the way to the top starting from the Governor to UH administrators. You don’t even hear anything from Inouye concerning UH, but you see Orrin Hatch making sure he’s taking care of BYU/Utah.

  377. d1島 June 8, 2010 3:11 pm

    Congratulations Coach Shoji!

  378. Matt June 8, 2010 3:11 pm


    Can’t believe they messed up ST’s contract too.


    Just make sure they spell your name right on your paycheck.

  379. d1島 June 8, 2010 3:12 pm

    10 years?

  380. Garret June 8, 2010 3:12 pm

    Believe it or not, there *are* some people working hard behind the scenes to improve UH’s situation. Some of them are even Tsaikos. That is all I can say. I hope to be able to say more sometime…

  381. d1島 June 8, 2010 3:14 pm

    Big difference in TV contracts.

    Big difference in TV markets.

  382. Kazz June 8, 2010 3:20 pm

    CONGRATS TO UNCLE DAVE!!!! :mrgreen:

    WHY DID IT TAKE SO LONG??????? 👿

  383. Kazz June 8, 2010 3:24 pm

    Garret Says:

    June 8th, 2010 at 3:12 pm
    Believe it or not, there *are* some people working hard behind the scenes to improve UH’s situation. Some of them are even Tsaikos. That is all I can say. I hope to be able to say more sometime…


    August 7th 2010. If get chance to fly down to Hawaii, come spill the beans at the blog bash! 😆

  384. RupertDaStupert June 8, 2010 3:27 pm

    It’s good to see The Star Advertiser retained ST and this blog continues under his leadership. It’s the lifeline of all Hawaii blogs. And Ferd coming over too. I know it’s sad that not everyone was able to come over too. As a lurker, I am not on as much as the regulars but I am so happy this blog continues. It’s like Adrian Monks Natalie Teager. A companion/assistant to our lives. This blog is invaluable.

  385. duffer (iPhone) June 8, 2010 3:54 pm

    As in was leaving the airport today , there was this one kid come home for R and R from Afghanistan. Use by phone to call home, but no one home. Giving him a ride to surprise his mom. How cool is that. I hope I don’t scare the mom away !

  386. LizKauai (iChrome) June 8, 2010 3:56 pm

    Ahhh. back in the office at last.
    Hey, the blog looks nice to me.

    Congrats, Coach Shoji and the MLB draftees!

    Back to work….

  387. Pessimistic June 8, 2010 4:02 pm

    Garret Says:

    June 8th, 2010 at 3:12 pm
    Believe it or not, there *are* some people working hard behind the scenes to improve UH’s situation. Some of them are even Tsaikos. That is all I can say. I hope to be able to say more sometime…

    I’m sure there are, but let me just say that administrators like Greenwood and Hinshaw don’t exactly fill me with a lot of confidence. After the 0-12 football season there was some talk of dropping football all together, a couple more poor seaons, or if the WAC breaks up and you will see the talk again I’m sure. Like what another poster said we aren’t willing to invest the money to improve the university.

  388. ai-eee-soos June 8, 2010 4:22 pm

    … too many posts, so re-posting …

    UH baseball team ranked 30th in nation
    By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services

    POSTED: 12:40 p.m. HST, Jun 08, 2010

    Hawaii, which ended its season Sunday, is ranked 30th in this week’s Collegiate Baseball Top 30 poll, released today.
    It is the first time the Rainbows (35-28) are ranked this year, and the first time they ended the season ranked since 1992, when they finished 11th.
    Arizona State (50-8), which beat UH twice in winning the regional it hosted, remains No. 1 in the poll.

  389. 99club June 8, 2010 4:23 pm


    That’s awsome. Mahalo for that act of kindness! Way to go.

  390. wafan June 8, 2010 4:28 pm


  391. wafan June 8, 2010 4:29 pm

    Yay for Gryph!!!

  392. wafan June 8, 2010 4:31 pm

    Place looks decent. I agree, it does need a larger font size (I am at 200%) and numbers. Definitely. Numbers.

  393. wafan June 8, 2010 4:32 pm

    Looks like most of us made the trek over successfully.

  394. wafan June 8, 2010 4:34 pm

    And, it does seem to refresh faster. Or it could be that it does not have to deal with 2200+ posts.

    That is a record that will stand for years!


  395. 99club June 8, 2010 4:36 pm

    What gets me about all this talk about realignment is the fact that many of the teams discussed are only good due to their current coaches. Rutgers to the Big 10? Where were they before their current coach and where will they be after he leaves? Same for Boise. They just cut the guy’s salary after winning a BCS bowl game. Do they (Boise AD’s)think that just anybody can walk in and repeat what the previous and current coaches have done? One of the big BCS schools is going to offer the current Boise coach a huge sum of cash next year and I think the party will be over for the Broncos.

  396. Pomai June 8, 2010 4:36 pm

    Who would make a good commissioner for the WAC?

  397. lurker June 8, 2010 4:40 pm

    name says it all–glad to see warrior beat alive and well. blog’s been an entertaining daily stop of online surfing for years.

    thanks ST, Scott, Tsaiko’s!!

  398. wafan June 8, 2010 4:40 pm

    Congratulations to Shoji!


  399. wafan June 8, 2010 4:41 pm

    Pomai . . .

    Just about any one else?

  400. wafan June 8, 2010 4:42 pm


  401. wafan June 8, 2010 4:43 pm

    4th century.

    Quite the difference from earlier this morning and the 23rd century.

  402. d1島 June 8, 2010 4:44 pm

    Did they take away the wall clock for you guys?

    What about deadlines?

    Good for Lafaele and Lumpkin…Good Luck with their camp! 🙂

  403. koakane™ June 8, 2010 4:45 pm

    late afternoon to all tsaiko’s

    congrats to cshoji on being inducted to the AVCA hall of fame, the warrior men on being ranked 30 in the college polls. where did the wahines get placed?

    btw how is amber kaufman doing in track?

  404. 99club June 8, 2010 4:45 pm


    Agree with wafan: anyone else. The guy who is supposed to be our “man on the scene” is not our “man on the scene.”

  405. Slugger June 8, 2010 4:47 pm

    WCWS 6th inning: UCLA 15, AZ 6 & Michele Smith is still talking about composite bats. 🙄 Meanwhile Holly & Pam talk about how UCLA has one of the best batting coaches in Fernandez.

  406. Slugger June 8, 2010 4:49 pm

    Congrats to Dave Shoji!!! Well deserved!

  407. koakane™ June 8, 2010 4:54 pm

    slugger like I posted before impressed with UCLA coaching staff than the team. All of the coaches when thru the program and played at a level higher after their college day was over such as the olympics. They then returned to coach at Westwood.

  408. Pomai June 8, 2010 4:54 pm

    Could the WAC try an raid MWC before they raid others?

  409. wafan June 8, 2010 4:54 pm

    Sure seems Michele Smith is a one-trick pony. Odd why she would continue to beat the subject to death.

    Sorry for the weird pun.

  410. koakane™ June 8, 2010 4:54 pm


  411. 99club June 8, 2010 4:57 pm


    I’m with you. And let me guess…not a thing about how well any of the student athletes did in school. Equipment and rules discussions are fine during the regular season, but during the CWS they give the impression to the casual viewer that there is some sort of controversy going on and that some teams only got there by exploiting loop holes. That’s what ticked me off most about their commentary during our games. They should be celebrating the student athletes and their accomplishments both on and off the field.

  412. Esme June 8, 2010 4:59 pm

    OK, I’m back for a minute. Any more thoughts about WHERE to have the Cattle Call next week?

    On scheduling … it turns out the only day I can do would be Monday. How’s that day for everyone else?

  413. koakane™ June 8, 2010 5:00 pm

    wafan when are your making the return to the isles? did you get to see pat and mike during the year?

  414. d1島 June 8, 2010 5:04 pm


    can try but….

    MWC: $12 million per year

    WAC: $4 million per year

    What’s that adage about bringin’ a knife to a gunfight? 🙄

  415. d1島 June 8, 2010 5:07 pm

    Believe it or not, it would be my first CC. I can do one now, now that, uh, I have all this free time

    On scheduling … it turns out the only day I can do would be Monday. How’s that day for everyone else?


  416. Pomai June 8, 2010 5:10 pm

    d1 yeah but what do we do just sit around until we are left holding the bag just like the last time, at least try to do something before we get dumped on again? Azz why hard!!!!!!!

  417. wafan June 8, 2010 5:11 pm

    Koakane . . .

    Bad year this year — just plain old busy with five committees. Ugh. Darn administrators create committees to keep us pre-occupied so we do not have time to think and ask questions. HA!

    Return on July 1 and get to be there for the T-Gate. My first one. Whoo-hoo!

  418. duffer June 8, 2010 5:11 pm


    There’s a min one tomorrow…………….cc that is

  419. Kazz June 8, 2010 5:13 pm

    Pomai Says:

    June 8th, 2010 at 4:36 pm
    Who would make a good commissioner for the WAC?

    Dwight K. Schrute

  420. wafan June 8, 2010 5:13 pm

    Esme . . .

    How about a cc in three or four weeks. Can you squeeze one in then?

  421. wafan June 8, 2010 5:15 pm

    Oops. Got too excited.

    How about five to six weeks?

  422. goboro June 8, 2010 5:15 pm

    Gotta have my daily Tsaiko fix! We’ll follow you anywhere ST. Aloha from the mainland! Here’s a tidbit that has come out of some conference meetings….look for Montana and Montana State to bolt the Big Sky for the WAC if the WAC gets raided.

  423. madeinhawaii June 8, 2010 5:16 pm

    commissioner for the WAC?

    How about anybody directly related to President Obama?

  424. Pomai June 8, 2010 5:16 pm

    Kazz ok I’ll bite who da heck is Dwight K. Schrute?

  425. Kazz June 8, 2010 5:16 pm

    d1島 Says:

    June 8th, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    can try but….

    MWC: $12 million per year

    WAC: $4 million per year

    What’s that adage about bringin’ a knife to a gunfight?

    Simple. You can still throw the knife when the bullets run out. 😎

  426. Pomai June 8, 2010 5:18 pm

    madeinhawaii we don’t even want to go there!!!!!!

  427. Kazz June 8, 2010 5:18 pm

    Pomai Says:

    June 8th, 2010 at 5:16 pm
    Kazz ok I’ll bite who da heck is Dwight K. Schrute?

    Only the greatest paper salesman in the history of Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton, PA Branch.

    He also has a beet farm and is borderline insane. 😆

  428. Pomai June 8, 2010 5:19 pm

    wafan 5 to 6 weeks heck we could have 3 or 4 by that time.

  429. Kazz June 8, 2010 5:19 pm


    The REAL question is, “who wants to bring a gun to a Chuck Norris fight?”



  430. Pomai June 8, 2010 5:20 pm

    Kazz are you saying that the Wacky WAC needs someone wacky!!!!

  431. wafan June 8, 2010 5:21 pm

    Pomai . . .

    What, you guys slowing down?

  432. wafan June 8, 2010 5:22 pm

    Kazz . . .

    Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! Good one. Even an crazy person can do better. HA!

  433. Kazz June 8, 2010 5:22 pm

    koakane™ Says:

    June 8th, 2010 at 4:54 pm
    slugger like I posted before impressed with UCLA coaching staff than the team. All of the coaches when thru the program and played at a level higher after their college day was over such as the olympics. They then returned to coach at Westwood.

    Money is a nice thing to have yeah?

  434. wafan June 8, 2010 5:24 pm


    Keep the place nice and neat — for the time being, anyhow.

  435. Kazz June 8, 2010 5:28 pm

    Dwight K Schrute once deliberately set his office on fire to test the fire safety knowledge of his co-workers and as a child he performed his own circumcision.

    The WAC needs an aggressive and out of the box thinker/do-er. 😆

  436. Esme June 8, 2010 5:30 pm

    d1, I know that sounded contradictory. But eh, I do have to go job interviews! And I have some standing weekly appointments. ;D

  437. Esme June 8, 2010 5:31 pm

    # duffer Says:
    June 8th, 2010 at 5:11 pm


    There’s a min one tomorrow…………….cc that is

    duffer, what does “min one” mean?

  438. Kazz June 8, 2010 5:32 pm

    This is a NEW blog and a new time.

    I’m personally shunning the name of that ESPN softball commentator.

  439. Esme June 8, 2010 5:32 pm

    Meanwhile … hey, can someone tell me what’s the right coding for when you wanna quote someone?

  440. Esme June 8, 2010 5:33 pm

    wafan … hah? How come you prefer a cc so long from now? …

  441. Unkanesson June 8, 2010 5:34 pm

    Howzit Tsaiko Nation!
    So this is what it’s like on the other side! Not so different. Unlike some of you I’m not seeing numbers on the posts…would be nice. Is there some trick to seeing them? No biggee.
    Just wanted to check in and say Howzit! Glad we’re still together!!
    A hui hou.

  442. roysan16 June 8, 2010 5:40 pm

    Re-Follow Amber Kaufman tomorrow, Wednesday, June 9th, at 145 pm Hawaii time

    Here’s the live streaming link-

    Women’s High Jump (7:45pm ET)

    She enters tomorrow’s competition as one of the top ranked jumpers, taking a second place in the indoor competition earlier in the year.

  443. Kazz June 8, 2010 5:42 pm


  444. Kazz June 8, 2010 5:44 pm


    To quote someone use:

    in the beginning of the quote and

    at the end of the quote.


  445. chawan_cut June 8, 2010 5:48 pm

    instant replay making nba refs look even more stupid.

  446. Kazz June 8, 2010 5:48 pm



    In the beginning of the quote-

    At the end of the quote-

  447. Kazz June 8, 2010 5:51 pm

    What is going on????






  448. d1島 June 8, 2010 5:55 pm


  449. d1島 June 8, 2010 5:57 pm


    No problem. Whenever you ready; if can, can.

    As far as wafan is concerned, prior to that he’d prolly be in for a cc in Seattle or thereabouts

  450. Slugger June 8, 2010 5:58 pm

    goboro Says:

    June 8th, 2010 at 5:15 pm
    Gotta have my daily Tsaiko fix! We’ll follow you anywhere ST. Aloha from the mainland! Here’s a tidbit that has come out of some conference meetings….look for Montana and Montana State to bolt the Big Sky for the WAC if the WAC gets raided.

    Aiyah! As a previous Lumberjack supporter, this is a yucky scenario. Montana has been NAU’s “BSU”; Montana St. like our “Fresno St.”. Sacto. St. is a program we have had success against.

    It’s a domino game.

  451. d1島 June 8, 2010 6:01 pm

    Not sure how much still applies but here’s Jason’s primer on blog techniques

  452. Slugger June 8, 2010 6:02 pm

    Good luck to Amber Kaufman tomorrow!!!

  453. Slugger June 8, 2010 6:04 pm

    I’m not seeing any numbered posts.

  454. Bigislandkurt June 8, 2010 6:11 pm

    Wooo hooooo! My first post on the SA site! Eo Tsai! I cannot wait for all that extended coverage of UH football! All we need now is for the team to win!


  455. d1島 June 8, 2010 6:12 pm


  456. d1島 June 8, 2010 6:15 pm


  457. roysan16 June 8, 2010 6:17 pm

    Speaking of Amber Kaufman I just finished watching a video of her being interviewed, which is posted on UH’s athletic site. Great, great interview. Whoever did the interview I think has a bright future. A lot content was covered. Great questions by the interviewer. Then again perhaps Amber makes the interviewer’s job a lot easy with her bubbly personality.Some of the questions that were covered, “which sport did you like better,” “what influence did Coach Shoji have on you as an athlete,” “why made you decide on coming to Hawaii.”

  458. Loa June 8, 2010 6:18 pm

    evening gang!

    Unkanesson/Slugger – if you using IE, go to view/style/no style for the numbers
    if you using something else, gotta ask homey ℞ 🙂

  459. roysan16 June 8, 2010 6:28 pm

    wow, now i have numbers. thanks for the info loa.

  460. roysan16 June 8, 2010 6:31 pm

    cont. 459 it even works with firefox view/page style/no style

  461. Ronnie June 8, 2010 6:37 pm

    My IE 7 doesn’t have view/style/no style…. and I don’t see numbers. bummer…

  462. koakane™ June 8, 2010 6:40 pm

    500 yea babe

    d1 thanks for the monarch back up

  463. madeinhawaii June 8, 2010 6:42 pm

    no numbers on Google Chrome, either.

  464. jm2375 June 8, 2010 6:46 pm

    Good evening Tsai-kos!!

    Good luck to Amber Kaufman tomorrow!

    Congratulations to Coach Shoji. I second Kazz – WHAT TOOK SO LONG??!!!

    Haven’t figured out how to get to this blog from my Windows smartphone (blackjack). The url goes to the SA mobile site, where I couldn’t find the blogs anywhere, but the breaking news is listed right on top.

  465. madeinhawaii June 8, 2010 6:49 pm

    Hmm…. those of you with blog sites… do you have your blog code?

  466. chopsueyboy June 8, 2010 6:55 pm

    Good Evening Tsai-kos! New place feels just like home.

  467. Kazz June 8, 2010 7:05 pm


    I’m getting the same. My blackberry is sending me to the mobile version of the Star Advertiser.

    I’ll have to wait until the new official URL for the Warrior Beat is on. Even Dave Reardon’s blog connects to the old Bulletin site.

    (Man, I cannot wait to get the HTC “Incredible”!!! This blackberry is wearing out on me!)

  468. Kazz June 8, 2010 7:06 pm


    Maybe the AVCA is a state-run organization after all? Lots of um… RED TAPE yeah? 😆


  469. 808ike June 8, 2010 7:21 pm

    testing 1-2
    testing 1-2

  470. 808ike June 8, 2010 7:21 pm


  471. 808ike June 8, 2010 7:23 pm

    If I offended anyone Sunday night, please accept my apologies.

  472. Kazz June 8, 2010 7:30 pm

    Ok.. let’s keep adding to the posts!!!


    I encourage ALL interested parties to donate what they can to the Rainbow Wahine’s account at Koa There is a section where you can set up an online donation or set up monthly automatic deductions to their account. I have done this and experienced NO problems and 100% of all money donated is tax deductible. If you set up monthly donations, Koa Anuenue will send you a receipt at the end of the calendar year you can file for your taxes.

    This account is for the program’s use ONLY and greatly assists the program in offsetting costs to their annual budget.

    OR fans may send checks payable to “UH FOUNDATION”.
    ***Please indicate “WAHINE SOFTBALL ACCOUNT” on the memo line.***

    Mailing address is:
    PO BOX 11270
    HONOLULU, HI 96828.

    Koa Anuenue will mail donors receipts using the name and address indicated on your checks in the upper left hand corner or otherwise noted by the donor.

    I have been donating for two years now, and it’s a worthwhile commitment. These young ladies work as hard as ANY UH student athlete and this program has had a history of winning not just in the WAC, but on a national level considering their smaller budget compared to UH football, basketball, and volleyball.


  473. Loa June 8, 2010 7:45 pm

    Jm & Kazz – the HA link still work on my mobile

  474. Kazz June 8, 2010 7:47 pm

    Loa Says:

    June 8th, 2010 at 7:45 pm
    Jm & Kazz – the HA link still work on my mobile

    What kine phone you get?

    I’m sure I can do something on my phone’s browser to fix that, but soon enough the Star Advertiser’s techs will get the new URL straight, then I’ll bookmark it on my phone.

  475. Kazz June 8, 2010 7:50 pm


    Aside from UH football, will you still be the beat writer for Warrior volleyball and Wahine softball?

  476. Kazz June 8, 2010 8:11 pm

    Still ticking
    June 8th, 2010
    By Stephen Tsai

    Ran into former UH defensive tackle Michael Lafaele, who now is working for a marketing company.

    There is a Chuck Norris-type joke in there somewhere. 😎

  477. Garret June 8, 2010 8:14 pm

    Well, the news leaked out about Colorado’s meeting. They apparently weren’t getting ready to leave for the Pac-10…they were discussing their horrible APR situation. Bad, bad timing for Colorado. Kansas with their scandal with their AD right now can relate. Scholarship losses in *football* and men’s basketball!

    Now, according to along with corroborating sources of our own, Colorado will announce scholarship losses in football and men’s basketball for failing to meet NCAA academic progress rate standards. Few programs get dinged so severely.

    If that is the news, it couldn’t come at a worse time for Colorado or a better time for Baylor.

  478. Kazz June 8, 2010 8:15 pm

    and “boom” goes the dynamite…

  479. Garret June 8, 2010 8:16 pm

    To give you an idea of how badly the Pac-10 wants Texas…

    With Dodds at the top, Texas may have more influence than any other school in the country. As one Big 12 athletic director told me recently, when asked if Texas could help determine who joins the Pac-10, “I’ve heard Texas is so extremely influential, it could bring Stephen F. Austin with them if it wants.”

  480. Garret June 8, 2010 8:22 pm

    Nebraska will announce by Friday that they will go to the Big 10? That would mean the Pac-10 will become the Pac-16…Colorado’s APR failure in the 2 revenue sports may cost them $20 million per year.

    An executive at a Big 12 school relayed to The World-Herald on Tuesday that he expects Nebraska to become a member of the Big Ten as early as Friday.

    Direct confirmation from Nebraska of a conference change for the Huskers wasn’t immediately available. Sources at two other Big 12 schools told The World-Herald that their athletic directors have instructed them to be ready by week’s end for a briefing on probable Big 12 changes.

    Nebraska A.D. Tom Osborne offered implicit confirmation Tuesday night that the timetable on national conference realignment has been accelerated.

  481. roysan16 June 8, 2010 8:43 pm

    “And everyone’s getting fat except the Western Athletic Conference.”

    I just read this in an article in the LA Times. The author writes about the landscape of college football possibly changing in the future.. And then he includes this statement about the WAC, which everyone knows by now is an understatement and valid.

    Also included in this article is a statement by the WAC Commissioner.

    “This is wild,” WAC Commissioner Karl Benson said this week of the stakes.


    In my opinion the WAC school presidents need to assert themselves more and take on a greater leadership role.

  482. Da Menehune June 8, 2010 9:05 pm

    For numbers on Opera go to style Click user mode.

  483. Slugger June 8, 2010 9:12 pm


    Mahalo! Got numbers now.

  484. Slugger June 8, 2010 9:14 pm

    … until the page is refreshed with a comment … it gets defaulted … trying again.

  485. cavewarrior June 8, 2010 9:18 pm


    GO Warriors !!!

  486. chawan_cut June 8, 2010 9:25 pm

    if you guys missed the Rainbow Wahine return yesterday here’s the clips…

  487. Bulla June 8, 2010 9:30 pm

    everyone seems to be playing nicely in the new playground….good job kids 🙂

  488. Bulla June 8, 2010 9:31 pm


    interesting developments at SL recently….looks like Miracle Grow does work , haha

  489. Slugger June 8, 2010 9:37 pm

    Breaking News (still on the Star Bulletin-formatted page):

    Hawaii senior Traci Yoshikawa was named to the Women’s College World Series all-tournament team today.

    Congratulations to Traci Yoshikawa!!!

  490. koakane™ June 8, 2010 9:48 pm

    au’wryte congrats to Traci Yoshikawa for being named to WCWS sball all tourny team. much deserved :mrgreen:

  491. BleedGreen808 June 8, 2010 9:49 pm

    Good evening everyone!

  492. koakane™ June 8, 2010 9:50 pm

    for those getting numbers with comments what browser you guys using

  493. Kazz June 8, 2010 9:52 pm

    CONGRATS TRACI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Now THAT’S a nice senior send off!!! :mrgreen:

  494. dyslexia test for adults June 8, 2010 9:54 pm

    where can i find more info?

  495. Kazz June 8, 2010 9:55 pm

    If I may say so, I believe Alex Aguirre and Kaia Parnaby deserve some consideration as well.

  496. Kazz June 8, 2010 9:56 pm

    <blockquotedyslexia test for adults Says:

    June 8th, 2010 at 9:54 pm
    where can i find more info?

    Google it!!!

    Oh wait, I mean “It Google”!!!

  497. al June 8, 2010 9:58 pm

    congrats traci….i also felt the alex aguirre should have made the all tourney team.

  498. al June 8, 2010 10:01 pm

    kk…they get xray vision.

  499. al June 8, 2010 10:02 pm


  500. al June 8, 2010 10:02 pm


  501. Kazz June 8, 2010 10:03 pm

    al Says:

    June 8th, 2010 at 9:58 pm
    congrats traci….i also felt the alex aguirre should have made the all tourney team.

    Great minds think alike yeah? 😎

  502. al June 8, 2010 10:03 pm

    kk…for me i can count really fast.

  503. jm2375 June 8, 2010 10:04 pm

    Congrats to Traci!!

  504. al June 8, 2010 10:04 pm

    kazz…i thought it was handsome buggahs???

  505. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 8, 2010 10:05 pm

    Dunkuveddymuchio for providing numbering codes.

    I am now looking at 499 – probably I’ll be 507

  506. Kazz June 8, 2010 10:08 pm

    “Dave 44” discovers that:

    Bob Nash is the new head coach of the Saitama Broncos in Japan.

    Broncos name Nash as next head coach
    By Ed Odeven, Japan Times, Tokyo
    Jun. 8

    –Bob Nash has been named the Saitama Broncos’ third head coach in as many seasons, the bj-league team announced on Sunday. He accepted a one-year contract.

    Terms of the contract were undisclosed.

    A former NBA player with the Detroit Pistons and Kansas City Kings in the 1970s and a longtime University of Hawaii assistant coach, Nash served as the Rainbows’ head coach for the past three seasons.

    He was fired after in March after the Western Athletic Conference school had a disappointing 10-20 season. Nash had a 34-56 overall record as UH’s bench boss, taking over for Riley Wallace, the Rainbows’ 20-year head coach, in 2007 after a 23-year stint as the team’s assistant coach.

    In his first season as Hawaii’s head coach, Nash’s team went 11-19, followed by a 13-17 mark in 2008-09.

    Nash, who turns 60 in August, was expected to be named the Osaka Evessa’s new head coach, replacing Kensaku Tennichi, who guided the team to a trio of titles in the league’s first three seasons.

    Nash’s son, Bobby, a guard who played college ball at the University of Hawaii, suited up for the Shiga Lakestars in 2008-09 and for part of the 2009-10 season. He was released in early March.

    The Broncos are coming off a 17-35 season under fired coach Masato Fukushima, tying the Toyama Grouses for the worst record in the Eastern Conference.

    Saitama has failed to qualify for postseason play in each of the bj-league’s five seasons. In fact, the Broncos have the worst overall record (79-149, or 34.6 winning percentage) of any of the league’s six original teams since play began in the fall of 2005.

    Now, Nash looks to usher in a new successful era of Broncos basketball. In a statement released by the team, Nash said Saitama’s loyal boosters are an important component of the team’s foundation. He also said the team needs to add athletic players to build a stronger roster for the coming season.

  507. Kazz June 8, 2010 10:10 pm

    al Says:

    June 8th, 2010 at 10:04 pm
    kazz…i thought it was handsome buggahs???

    Al, as soon as some comes along, we can ask them for confirmation. 😆

  508. Kazz June 8, 2010 10:13 pm

    I’m trying to find the article that says Yoshikawa was named to the all tourney team?

    Where is the Star Bulletin formatted page?

    Ah nevermind, I haven’t even eaten dinner yet and I’m lazy. Someone please post it. 😆 😆 😆

  509. Kazz June 8, 2010 10:22 pm

    One of the “feel-good” stories surrounding the softball team, and there are many of them, is how this season turned out for Traci Yoshikawa in the end, on the BIG STAGE.

    Throughout the season she was up and down and up and up and then down and down and then up again at the plate.

    She had her big problems at 2nd base and got pulled on more than one occasion during the regular season. Yoshikawa wasn’t the fastest hands, but had power, after all, she was the FIRST Wahine I saw crush a softball over that 45-50 foot net in the outfield on a blast to left field center early in the season.

    I will openly admit, her at-bats had me sweating and biting the skin off my fingers, but the young lady came to play in every game and never quit and it showed on the BIGGEST STAGE of the season.

    Where we lacked in production at the top of the order, Traci Yoshikawa made sure her senior season didn’t end without a fight. A big two run homer against Missouri and a single homer on the last night of D1 NCAA softball in her career. It was almost fitting that Yoshikawa was the last at bat and went down swinging to end this season.

    From the homers she launched to the spectacular ESPN-like fielded outs she snagged at times and the frustrating moments in between, Traci Yoshikawa was a part of this historic season and Mr. and Mrs. Yoshikawa should be proud that they raised on hell of a young lady that represented her home state, her university, and her Ohana very well.

  510. Kazz June 8, 2010 10:29 pm

    MAHALO JM!!!!!!!

  511. d1島 June 8, 2010 10:35 pm

    Congratulations Traci Yoshikawa!

    Best wishes to UH alum Bob Nash!

  512. d1島 June 8, 2010 10:45 pm

    Since the blog archives are still accessible…

    Tonight’s chili pepper moment….

    Comment from: O’ Long Time UH Fan [Visitor]

    Two Irishmen, Patrick & Michael, were adrift in a lifeboat following a dramatic escape from a burning freighter. While rummaging through the boat’s provisions, Patrick stumbled across an old lamp. Secretly hoping that a genie would appear, he rubbed the lamp vigorously To the amazement of Patrick, a genie came forth. This particular genie, however, stated that he could only deliver one wish, not the standard three. Without giving much thought to the matter, Patrick blurted out, “Make the entire ocean into Guinness Beer!” The genie clapped his hands with a deafening crash, and immediately the entire sea turned into the finest brew ever sampled by mortals. Simultaneously, the genie vanished. Only the gentle lapping of Guinness on the hull broke the stillness as the two men considered their circumstances. Michael looked disgustedly at Patrick whose wish had been granted. After a long, tension-filled moment, he spoke: “Nice going Patrick! Now we’re going to have to pee in the boat!
    03/17/08 @ 14:04

  513. Kazz June 8, 2010 10:58 pm


    I remember those “[Visitor}” tags next to our names back then!!!

    Mahalo for a glimpse back at a post from Long Time UH Fan.

  514. Kazz June 8, 2010 11:01 pm

    Stephen Strasburg got 14ks? 🙄

    PFFFTTT!!!!!!! Kelsi Dunne had 16!!!!!!!!!! (and still lost) 😆

  515. d1島 June 8, 2010 11:01 pm

    …and then a great one for late night exercise!

    Comment from: las vegas [Visitor]
    Just try this. It is from an orthopedic surgeon. This will boggle your mind and you will keep trying over and over again to see if you can outsmart your foot, but, you can’t.
    It’s pre-programmed in your brain!
    1. While sitting where you are at your desk in front of your computer, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.
    2. Now, while doing this, draw the number ‘6’ in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction.
    I told you so!!! And there’s nothing you can do about it! You and I both know how stupid it is, but before the day is done you are going to
    try it again, if you’ve not already done so.

    Permalink 03/18/08 @ 02:22

  516. roysan16 June 8, 2010 11:01 pm

    The picture of ferd and ann working side by side allows for little leg room, arm room or privacy and it seems like they’re riding in the econmy section. Are all newsrooms like that?

  517. d1島 June 8, 2010 11:02 pm

    ’nuff fo’ now.


  518. madeinhawaii June 8, 2010 11:04 pm

    #519…. night all

  519. #520 madeinhawaii June 8, 2010 11:05 pm

    maybe we should add our own numbers in..


  520. koakane™ June 8, 2010 11:17 pm

    al plenty supa men den on the blog 😯

    1000 yea babe

  521. jm2375 June 8, 2010 11:29 pm

    Before I say good night, I leave you with one last question to ponder, esp for Kazz & Pomai —

    What will the signage out in right field of RWSS look like??? (you know the bannahs?)

  522. Kazz June 8, 2010 11:31 pm

    Last thought of the day…

    They had this K counter on Strasburg on SportsCenter just now.

    They should count how many good games he’ll have as a rookie.

    Relax media… RELAX!!!

  523. Kazz June 8, 2010 11:34 pm


    There is a big billboard thing on both sides of the RWSS, just outside the foul line on the wall.

    On the left outfield side is a board listing the names of Louisville Slugger All Americans, so they got two names to add to that. On the right side is a list of years of WAC titles, regional appearances, etc…

    They’ll probably just fill those in.

    They could use a “makeover” though… 😎 I think I just know the Tsaiko for some advice too… 😎

  524. Kazz June 8, 2010 11:38 pm

    Still hungry… Good nite to all as I head out to Jack in the Box!!!!!!!

    Good first day in our new “home” at the Star Advertiser!!!

  525. Pomai June 8, 2010 11:52 pm


    “2010 WAC Champion” right next to the “2007 WAC Champion”

    I made up this one:
    “Best dang softball team in the world”

    I like mine best of all.

  526. Pomai June 8, 2010 11:54 pm

    But in all honesty probably nothing, sad yeah?

  527. koakane™ June 8, 2010 11:59 pm

    jm and pomai put this regional banner “winna winna chicken dinna 2010” the WAC banner should read “if can can if no can we did”


  528. jm2375 June 9, 2010 12:00 am

    Pomai & Kazz – what about being the 5th best team in the country? 😀

  529. jm2375 June 9, 2010 12:03 am

    Oyasumina-tsai! Hasta manana.

  530. Slugger June 9, 2010 12:07 am

    Good night, gangeez!

    Good first day on the blog. At least it’s here, readable, accepting posts. I’m sure Scott will fix it.


  531. koakane™ June 9, 2010 12:08 am

    and mele mele ida bobo to jm#

  532. koakane™ June 9, 2010 12:09 am

    shucks should have told kazz to pick me up one chocolate shake.

  533. Warrior Dave June 9, 2010 12:19 am

    Stephen Tsai Says:

    June 8th, 2010 at 11:03 am
    Back to business, when did the WAC become the developmental league for the Mountain West?
    I think it’s time the WAC gets proactive. It needs to develop its own expansion plan. That means recruiting UNLV and San Diego State.
    I also would target Wyoming.
    Hawaii might be isolated by water, but Wyoming is isolated, too. And it does not have a significant television market. What it has is good facilities. Wyoming will be left behind when the conferences shift again. Target the weak, I say.

    I couldn’t agree with you more Stephen! It’s time Benson get off his butt and be proactive. He should remember that he’s our commish 1st and a BSU alumni 2nd.

    Let BSU go to the MWC already. Hope BSU is still happy after Utah and TCU leaves for a BCS Super conference. The kicker is if BYU leaves too!

  534. LizKauai [iMac] m/ June 9, 2010 12:26 am

    Nitey Nite and Tsweet Tsai-ko Dreams!

  535. BleedGreen808 June 9, 2010 12:52 am

    g’night and g’morning to all!

  536. WATCH GODGIFU June 9, 2010 2:07 am

    Could not find Stephen/Steven’s link to this site when I logged on to the SA page – only three sites under BLOGS and nothing in the sports. I assume that this will be remedied after they figure out whether to call him “Stephen” or “Steven”.

    good morning Hawaii!

  537. WATCH GODGIFU June 9, 2010 2:28 am

    KAZZ: While I have a little monthly donation to the Tsaiko fund,I have no problems with a donation to the softball pot.

    I have been trying to figure out language which would not diminish the UH allocation to a program because of these special donations.

    If the AD has given the golf program for example, $20,000 a year for the past 3 years, I would not want to see the $20,000 reduced because of outside donationss. If people decide to set up a monthly donation of $5 a month which would generate $500 a year, I don’t want the AD to reduce the golf allocation to $19,500!

  538. Shannon June 9, 2010 2:30 am

    Sooooo heeeeeeeere’s where everyone went… I was looking for you guys… =)

  539. LizKauai [iMac] m/ June 9, 2010 2:49 am

    As far as I’m concerned, Na Wahine were #3 in the World Series.

    OK. Gotta sleep. Hahahaha!

  540. Kekoa (iPhone) June 9, 2010 3:19 am

    Peering into the windows of the new clubhouse. Wow, very energy efficient 3-way windows with auto-shutters able to withstand hurricane force winds.

    Anything that’ll keep those two pesky Tsaikettes, Esme & jmxxxx, from trashin’ the place is a plus.

    Time for another security check of the premisis. Note to self:

    ~ Send eviction notice to Boise State.

  541. wafan June 9, 2010 3:23 am

    Happy Hump Day!


    Yeah. I wish.

  542. wafan June 9, 2010 3:25 am

    Wow over 500 on the first day’s post. Not quite 24 hours.

  543. wafan June 9, 2010 3:26 am

    Esme . . .

    Not there. Still here. But will be in a few weeks.

  544. wafan June 9, 2010 3:29 am

    Conflicted about BSu’s football team. With them, when UH wins the WAC’d it means something. Without them, who did UH really beat?

    We would be the king of the bump.

  545. wafan June 9, 2010 3:30 am

    Gosh. Just noticed the blog clock is correct.

    Okay, not quite used to that!

  546. Kekoa (iPhone) June 9, 2010 3:31 am

    Wafan should be checking in soon. Just wanted to comment on your query from last night.

    The Princess now sees herself as somewhat of a *Fashionista.* She will be the most color coordinated Pitcher in the Rainbow Wahine rotation one day.

  547. Ronnie June 9, 2010 3:36 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Family!

    Happy Wednesday!

    Ok, off to work.

  548. Kekoa (iPhone) June 9, 2010 3:42 am

    Btw Wafan. My freshly graduated Damien nephew got a Schollie to a D-2 Catlick College in the Lone Star Conference. Picked up an extra $10k from the church on the academic side.

  549. Kekoa (iPhone) June 9, 2010 3:44 am

    Hi ho Ronnie!

  550. NYUH June 9, 2010 4:30 am

    Great to see the blog alive. Got to work on my Army tix.

  551. Garret June 9, 2010 4:58 am

    The “secret” meeting of the Regents for Colorado actually was to discuss moving to the Pac-10. It seems that they are worried about the exit fee for the Big 12. They say that they don’t have an invitation for the Pac-10, but official invitations won’t be extended until everything a done deal.

    The University of Colorado’s board of regents discussed legal options for switching conferences Tuesday afternoon but said CU did not receive an invitation to join the Pac-10 Conference.

    One of the options is leaving the Big 12 for the Pac-10, which reportedly has Colorado among its expansion targets. However, the Big 12’s buyout clause is reportedly $9 million to $10 million.

    Colorado could not pay off football coach Dan Hawkins’ estimated $3.1 million buyout last fall. So can the Buffaloes afford to leave the Big 12?

  552. Garret June 9, 2010 5:01 am

    Kansas is upset about being left behind in the Big 12. However, it is their fault that their AD had to miss the Big 12 meetings due to their ticket scalping controversy. If Kansas didn’t have anybody there when Texas was looking for Pac-16 teams and Nebraska was looking for teams for the Big 10…you snooze you lose.

    The Journal-World has learned that Kansas University Athletic Director Lew Perkins missed a portion of last week’s Big 12 meetings because he was testifying in Topeka before a federal grand jury regarding the university’s ticket scandal.

    Conference realignment issues and the federal investigation into the ticket scam are not the only issues weighing on Perkins.

    KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has ordered an investigation of the school’s A.D. to see whether he violated any rules of ethics when exercise equipment from a vendor of KU Athletics was placed in his home. A former employee, William Dent, has said in published reports that the company that furnished the equipment was rewarded with better seats to KU men’s basketball games. Perkins, who went to Lawrence police to report that the former employee was attempting to blackmail him, reportedly paid $5,000 in April, more than three years after it was installed, for renting the equipment. Kansas ethics laws prohibit state employees from accepting many types of gifts.

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  554. 808ike June 9, 2010 5:16 am


    Thanks for all your info. Saves everyone time from surfing for info.

  555. mctruck June 9, 2010 5:18 am

    Ehhh?!!, what’s up doc??

    I thought this blog was a gonner…I’m glad I kept surfing around and found you’al!!

    Aloha/howdy from, Marshall, Texas, to all you Tsaiko survivors.

    I’m in total agreement with ST; WAC commish, benson better start like, yesterday to become more proactive with our own expansion plans….in particular, offering SanDiego St., and UNLV, as they fit perfectly with the WAC.

  556. 808ike June 9, 2010 5:19 am

    Wahine sb team on KGMB this morn sometime between now to 8:00 a.m.

  557. Garret June 9, 2010 5:27 am


    I’m glad that you find the information useful. I’m following this very closely because of its importance to UH. There are people in Hawaii far more important than me to this and I know that the information may be useful to them. I also have a lot of ties to UT-Austin and it appears that Texas is central to all of this realignment situation, so that make things even more interesting to me. I only post about 25% of what I find though because I don’t want to overload the blog even more than I currently do and because a lot of what is published is just a duplicate of other articles or is wrong on the facts.

  558. 808ike June 9, 2010 5:30 am



  559. Loa June 9, 2010 5:31 am

    morning gang!

    Kazz – droid

    Garret – i too appreciate the info

  560. Garret June 9, 2010 5:32 am

    Moving from the WAC to the MWC would give BSU about $3 million more per year in TV/basketball/bowl money. Why would SDSU or UNLV want to get $3 million less, pay MORE for travel, and lose their chance at being a BCS AQ conference by joining the WAC?

    ST said earlier in the blog that UH should try to poach some of the MWC’s schools. The Advertiser reported a month or so ago that Karl Benson and the WAC *did* approach at least SDSU and UNLV. However, I cannot understand why they would choose to take less money and spend more in travel to join the WAC. The WAC’s schools also bring less fan interest, which would hurt attendance.

    The fact is that UH would join the MWC if asked. So, why would UH fans think that MWC schools would choose to leave to join the WAC?

    Things could be different if the MWC got raided significantly, but they have more TV money, more NCAA basketball money, and bigger paying bowls to offer schools to join them even if they lose some of their top teams.

  561. Garret June 9, 2010 5:38 am


    Have you read all the articles about how Texas might still end up in the Big 10? They are actually pretty plausible and well researched, but I don’t post them here because only the Pac-10 rumors directly affect UH.

    I don’t post the articles about schools positioning themselves to be grabbed by the SEC or ACC (killing the Big East), since it doesn’t affect UH much. The only thing that does affect UH is that the Big East or ACC might end up taking C-USA schools, which means that La Tech would get to join the C-USA like they wish.

    The MWC is apparently trying to make a big push to get Colorado. However, that would be $10 million or so *less* per year for Colorado and they already have a budget deficit, so that is pretty much a worst-case option for Colorado. Colorado’s horrible football record would hurt the MWC’s chance of getting an AQ spot unless the Big 12 went away…then they would become one automatically it seems.

    Anyway, these are little summaries of some of the stuff I’m not posting.

  562. Garret June 9, 2010 5:48 am

    By the way, if Nebraska joins the Big 10 as planned in 2011, then they would pay Texas at Nebraska this season and *not* need to play in Austin next season. Nebraska will get a huge pay day from having Texas at home this season, especially after the Big 12 title game last season.

  563. 808ike June 9, 2010 5:50 am


    Agree! Texas is the driving force of the realignment of conferences. I think
    ND is second.

  564. Garret June 9, 2010 5:53 am

    Fox is trying to keep the Big 12 together and is proposing a 20-year TV contract extension! If they are offering Big 10/SEC money guaranteed for 20 years, that would be more than $4 billion!

    The funny thing is that Fox also will apparently own 49% of the Pac-10/12/16 TV network when that gets started in 2012. So, Fox wins either if the Big 12 stays together or if Texas goes to the Pac-16. Fox *also* owns 49% of the Big 10 TV network, so they win if Texas goes to the Big 10 also.

    # Fox has engaged the Big 12 AD’s with a plan for massive expansion on the current Big 12 television contract
    # Fox has proposed extending the current TV contract up to 2030
    # Fox has proposed a nationally televised ‘Big 12 Game of the Week’
    # The Big 12 would have to stay intact for the contract to be valid, with Nebraska a must-have (no word on Mizzou)

    This would effectively narrow the revenue gap between the Big 12 and the Big 10/SEC, making a Big 12 member team’s move to another conference not as attractive

  565. Garret June 9, 2010 5:58 am


    I read reports that the Big 10 is offering to go to a “pod” setup (similar to what the WAC-16 used!) if they go to 16 teams. Multiple reports say that they are trying to make things attractive for Texas to join them by offering to put Texas A&M, Nebraska and *Notre Dame* in the same pod as Texas. That would give Texas an annual game against Notre Dame, plus an estimated $40 million in TV money.

    I don’t believe the pod setup is true, but I do believe that they are using Notre Dame as an incentive for Texas to join them.

  566. Garret June 9, 2010 6:00 am

    9am here, I’ve got to get some work done. See everyone after 6pm.

  567. d1島 June 9, 2010 6:04 am

    Great Morning All!

    “Ferd”‘s Words?

    Really? 🙄

    Why not “Ferd”‘s Werds?


  568. 808ike June 9, 2010 6:06 am


    Didn’t read about it. I figured it out as a possible scenario.

  569. d1島 June 9, 2010 6:19 am

    Good Luck to Amber Kaufman today at the Track & Field Championships!

  570. postmanke June 9, 2010 6:23 am

    Texas and CU you in the Pac 10 makes sense.. pull the trigger already

  571. 808ike June 9, 2010 6:36 am

    Wahine sb coming on KGMB. About time.

  572. rage777 June 9, 2010 7:03 am


    Can you add the links at the top of the page to the new and old posts.


  573. Pomai June 9, 2010 8:02 am

    Morning Gang…….

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  575. LizKauai (iChrome) June 9, 2010 8:29 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  576. Slugger June 9, 2010 8:33 am


  577. J June 9, 2010 8:40 am

    Morning…almost afternoon here.

  578. LizKauai (iChrome) June 9, 2010 8:42 am

    NCAA Academic Progress stats are out:

    Guess which of these three scored highest:


    Of course the SOFTBALL scores were awesome!

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  580. Da Punchbowl Kid June 9, 2010 9:00 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Look at this place. Wow! Membah when we’d get excited abpout 200 posts?!

  581. d1島 June 9, 2010 9:01 am

    So sad…

    Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli, a Saint Louis School graduate, was cited Monday night for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, driving with a suspended license and failure to stop at a driveway or a sidewalk, according to a report today in the Eugene Register-Guard.

  582. SteveM June 9, 2010 9:02 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Finally on vacation… 🙂

  583. Da Punchbowl Kid June 9, 2010 9:03 am


  584. LizKauai (iChrome) June 9, 2010 9:05 am

    d1- ayah… not the way to spend the offseason…

    Happy VayCay, SteveM!

  585. madeinhawaii June 9, 2010 9:07 am

    Jeremiah Taeatafa Masoli (born August 24, 1988 in San Francisco, California) was a college football quarterback for the Oregon Ducks football team.[1] On June 9, 2010, the university announced that Masoli had been dismissed from the team following his arrest for drug posession two days prior.

  586. madeinhawaii June 9, 2010 9:10 am

    Wasn’t he suspended from the 2010 season for 2nd degree burglary in March? Now he’s off the team for good, I bet. Too bad… but obviously his vices were greater than his team spirit.

  587. SteveM June 9, 2010 9:13 am

    Da Punchbowl Kid Says:
    June 9th, 2010 at 9:00 am
    Good Morning Gangeez!

    Look at this place. Wow! Membah when we’d get excited abpout 200 posts?!

    Kid — that was back is 2006 😆

    Speaking of getting excited about hitting 200 posts, here’s a bit of history and an example of a blog that had 25 posts per day until this one…

  588. madeinhawaii June 9, 2010 9:17 am

    New blog up.. click on Stephen Tsai’s name above and see links.

  589. SteveM June 9, 2010 9:26 am

    If you are looking at the pix in the 0913 post above, in the 2nd pix with Jeff Reinbold…the person with the red stripped shirt is Curt and next to him is his wife, Meg. truegreen is in the dark purple shirt.

    I remember Cat shooing us out while her blog regulars (the Catatonics) became that…. 🙄

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