Summer fun

Sometimes the NCAA gets it right.
Schools are allowed to startย  athletic scholarships at the start of Summer Session I, giving recruits a jump-start on their studies. Not only do prospects have a chance to earn several college credits, they also can participate in the summer conditioning programs as early as late May. (Hey, with global warming, is sure feels like it’s summer now, anyway.)
And they also are allowed to work.

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Slotback Kealoha Pilares’ family has helped safety Spencer Smith adjust to the Hawaiโ€˜i the past couple of years. Smith’s family is reciprocating. Pilares and Smith will attend Summer Session I, then train in Smith’s hometown in Georgia.

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Did I mention that as part of his Hawaiian class last week, Smith performed a hula?

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Did I mention that wideout Jett Jasper and offensive linemen Levi Legay and Kahai Choy are on the preliminary 105-player training camp roster? Is that LizKauai cheering?

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The memorial service for Pomai’s wife is Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Palama Settlement.

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Somebody took a nap during the kindergarten lesson on “staying within the lines.”



  1. Hiya!

  2. Yea! short greeting makes a winnah!

  3. djmitcho May 6, 2009 6:28 am

    top 5

  4. djmitcho May 6, 2009 6:28 am

    bringing ova from end of last post

    Good Morning All!
    Wow, you guys meeting at Richies on thursday…I miss that place.
    I saw that too..oh well, if I had gotten the job, I would have missed football season.

  5. YEA JETT, LEVI and KAHAI!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    Mahalo, ST!

  6. djmitcho- good, healthy, Tsai-ko attitude!

  7. addahknowjoe May 6, 2009 6:36 am

    Mahalo ST for the info.

    Gmornin Gang!

  8. whitey May 6, 2009 6:46 am

    good morning tsaikos. top 10????

  9. Rob25 May 6, 2009 6:47 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    Frank is coming home today….I hope ๐Ÿ˜ณ

  10. Stretch May 6, 2009 6:48 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Rob25 – I HOPE he comes home too…. then you can stop grumbling so much and be happy

  11. Rob25 May 6, 2009 6:50 am

    whitey – I just wanted to thank you for your wonderful hospitality during our scrimmage weekend on Maui. It was so very gracious of you and duffer to host us and treat us to some wonderful goodies, which I have saved for Frank’s return. I hope we get to see you two sooner rather than later.

  12. Rob25 May 6, 2009 6:52 am

    Stretch – You’re the GROUCH…I’m not grumbling…okay maybe about my boss, but that’s normal, right?!?!

    I’m sure you’re guys do it about you ALL the time. ๐Ÿ˜†

  13. warriorfanny2 May 6, 2009 6:54 am

    Sawgrass Stadium Course, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (5:30 am).

    Local-boy (kaneohe), Dean Wilson will kick-off the TPC Sawgrass Tournament on the front-nine at 7:10 am, EST tomorrow. Wilson is playing with Rocco Mediate and Ryan Moore…..yikes, that is 1:10 am, HST, for those surfing the net, try Live@TIMES.

    Lefty and Tim Tebow were seen together yesterday.
    Tebow, who went to nearby Nease High School, joined Mickelson at Timuquana Country Club, a private course in Jacksonville where Bob Duval was the former head pro and where son David Duval grew up playing as a kid.

    MORE JAGS (8:14 a.m.): Yesterday, Jacksonville Jaguars Rasheen Mathis and Scott Starks were out following Tiger Woods. Today, Jags running back Maurice Jones-Drew and defensive tackle Derek Landry are out following Woods. They’re not quite the golf fanatics that Mathis is, but both started playing a couple of years ago and jumped at the chances to see Woods play in person for the first time. “It’s just amazing to see him in person,” Jones-Drew said. “He’s unbelievable.”

    Tiger, Whatley and Furyk on the back-nine at 7am.
    Woods and Whatley are early-birds and worked the front-nine on MONDAY.
    Their caddies all took the traditional caddie-shot at the infamous island on the 17th…all three missed, including Steve Williams who aint a bad golfer.
    I was told the 17th was the most played last year–45,000 rounds–150,000 balls, yearly, are taken out-of the waters surrounding the island.
    Whatley is originally from the Fresno area and Tiger is from the LA scrubs.
    Never was a Garcia fan but Sergio is truly a sincere personality and plays with so much passion.
    He is the reigning TPC champ.

  14. MeiLing May 6, 2009 6:55 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Hurrah for Kahai, Jett & Levi!

  15. expat May 6, 2009 7:05 am

    Training in Georgia over the summer doesn’t sound like much fun. It sounds humid. Good for Kealoha though, it is good to experience new places.

  16. Da Punchbowl Kid May 6, 2009 7:06 am

    Top Twenny!

    Good Morning All! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. madeinhawaii May 6, 2009 7:07 am

    Morning all…

    Training after the first summer session and before the Training Camp? How many weeks are sandwiched between the two?

  18. warriorfanny2 May 6, 2009 7:14 am

    watched the Tony Tuioti interview w ST and the princess this am and was impressed with Tony’s organizational skills and loyalty to program.
    Gotta thank MAC for givin him a shot and hopefully TT can someday go into the homes of prospective warrior-recruits as a full-standing UH coach….he has a good sense of what Hawaii has to offer and can counter the negative-stuff that poachers feed our recruits.
    His personal resume is livin proof of his beliefs and that is the turnin point in my mind, when recruits attempt to separate jive from sincerity….a top recruiter once told me, that he could change his recruitin pitch pro or con on any program at a drop of a dime….i dont get that feeling with Tony T, he is sincere.

  19. al โ„ข May 6, 2009 7:19 am

    so will all of the 2009 recruits be able to report in may?

    if not, who still needs to qualify?

  20. al โ„ข May 6, 2009 7:20 am

    congrats to jett, levi, and kahai.
    well deserved!

  21. Kekoa May 6, 2009 7:21 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Ohana…and you too Rodney! ๐Ÿ™„

  22. warriorfanny2 May 6, 2009 7:26 am

    Training periods are usually broken-down into 8 week-cycles and there are two over the year, JAN-MAR and MAY-JULY. They are supervised by a designated trainer, in our case, Uncle Mel.
    These cycles usually consist of a prescribed dose of plyometrics, weights, agility drills, techniques, running and other formats specifically prescribed by coaches n trainer.

  23. Colomaohana May 6, 2009 7:27 am

    Howzit, gang!!!

    Rob25: Sending “Come home today, Frank” vibes your way! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  24. Go TIGER!!!


  25. al โ„ข May 6, 2009 7:28 am

    warriorfanny2…..thursday noon richie’s drive inn.

  26. al โ„ข May 6, 2009 7:29 am

    welcome home frank.

  27. letsgowarriors May 6, 2009 7:39 am

    eh if coach tony gets a UH coaching position, tsai can u recommend me for the director of personnel/operation job?

  28. letsgowarriors May 6, 2009 7:42 am

    is it a good idea for pilares and smith to be training in GA? i mean, i would think pilares and smith are both leaders of the O skills and secondary respectively. shouldnt they be out there coordinating the unsupervised workouts? they better not be getting…nevermind, ill refrain from my next comment.

  29. addahknowjoe May 6, 2009 7:48 am

    Good Luck Cassy!

    Do your best!

    Show us Tsaikos how it’s done!

  30. Kekoa May 6, 2009 7:48 am

    Whitey ~

    Re: A Navy sponsored event you suggested for UH vs Navy week.

    I Got a reply back from the DOD Navy Butterbar, (OICICOST) Officer in Charge Of Such Things. I can’t wait to see SailorBlue’s reaction to this!

    Dear Kekoa,

    I received your message inquiring about a Navy Week in Hawaii. There is no Navy Week scheduled for Hawaii in 2009. Our last Navy week of the season is November 2-8 in New Orleans. It is unlikely that NAVCO would organize a Navy Week in Hawaii in the future because it is a Fleet Concentration Area. The focus of NAVCO is to present the Navy to areas of the U.S. that do not have a large Navy presence.


    LT Anthony Allard
    Navy Office of Community Outreach
    Aviation Support
    Phone 901-874-5803
    Fax 901-874-5813

    *So this must mean we will have to call on you to fly-over the stadium with your Space ship during the National Anthem. It’s that, or we move the game to Kahoolawe where there is no longer a “large Navy presence.”

  31. Kekoa May 6, 2009 7:58 am

    Welcome home Frank! It’s time to shake out the desert sand and enjoy the beach sand! We’ll see you at the KK.

  32. vballfan1 May 6, 2009 8:07 am

    Stephen does the committee for the mens volleyball head coaching job meet up tomorrow.?
    Any new applicants that you have heard about?
    With Ron Larsen out of the running, the favorite is probably Charlie Wade.

  33. (Jesse)James May 6, 2009 8:08 am

    Good morning gang…top 100 yee haw…..

    Hope all is well….Hope Frank comes home today….geez…than Stretch can stop being grumpy calling Rob grumpy….Hey, KK looks like a local kine Grumpy….MWAHAHAHAHHAHA

    Congrats to Jett, Levi, and Kahai…well done….

    And here’s to hoping all the Warriors take their own initiative and train, train, train….over the summer and be ready to go full speed every day for fall ball…

  34. (Jesse)James May 6, 2009 8:09 am

    Hi Big C…did you get to watch that video??? I know homey is/was probably thinking about you the whole time he watched it….LMAO

  35. warriorfanny2 May 6, 2009 8:12 am

    lgw, without getting into the quality of our summer cycle, if i were to select 2 warriors to train on the continent during the summer and feel good about it–it would be Smith and Kealoha.
    This is ground-hog year for Smith and Pilares is a disciplined athlete with an accomplished cross-training record. I wouldnt be surprised if these two were seen pulling semi’s in the Georgian backroads or plowing cotton fields fully-harnessed….most times in football, the character of the player matches his discipline and training regime….it certainly will with these two warriors.

  36. Stretch May 6, 2009 8:13 am

    May 6th, 2009 at 8:09 am
    Hi Big C…did you get to watch that video??? I know homey is/was probably thinking about you the whole time he watched it….LMAO

    uummmm JJ, what kind video you talking about?? the naughty kine??

  37. layson May 6, 2009 8:16 am


    May 6th, 2009 at 4:45 am

    is koshi still playing?

    He’s pushing baby strollers instead of golf bags!

    ๐Ÿ™„ lot of talent, that kid

  38. letsgowarriors May 6, 2009 8:17 am

    nah i know, i always see them hanging out together, i was just gonna make a funny mahu joke about it.

    anyway, my problem is not if they will be training while in GA, i know these boys are focused and work hard. i was just hoping these guys would be leading their teammates during the offseason. Smith has been in the system the longest and we have a very inexperienced secondary. it would be important for him to be there guiding and leading the rest of the boys in the secondary. as far as the skills O, salas and alexander can lead but it seems like pilares has a knack for his hard work ethic rubbing off on others.

    who knows, i could be totally wrong.

  39. layson May 6, 2009 8:23 am

    “I got to get it in the hole somehow. ”

    –quote from michelle wie pre tourney interview at michelob ultra open starting tomorrow

  40. koakaneโ„ข May 6, 2009 8:27 am

    8) morning, howzit to all, humid day again meaning only one thing ac babe.

    beeeg welcome back to frank today looking forward to sat.

    congrats to jett, levi and kahai for making it

    me grumpy then jj must be dopey

  41. bstunna2002 May 6, 2009 8:30 am

    Hey it’s May the rest of the recruits should be arriving here soon right?

  42. warriorfanny2 May 6, 2009 8:31 am

    look, have you seen our OLM running in the hot sun on summer’s noon?….if they wont run with kealoha on the beach what makes u believe they wll run on cooke’s turf with anyone?

    Maybe ST can take pics of our OLM running at high noon. LOL.

    Al Noga used to run beaches…no surprise there.

    Take a trip down the road to Boulder….they run, run, run, run….to barf….than lift, plyoos, more plyoos, eat and 7-7 at 4:30.

  43. Pauoa Boy May 6, 2009 8:34 am


    May 6th, 2009 at 8:23 am
    “I got to get it in the hole somehow. ”

    –quote from michelle wie pre tourney interview at michelob ultra open starting tomorrow

    Uhhh, what was dat again ๐Ÿ™‚ Realleh?

  44. letsgowarriors May 6, 2009 8:40 am

    i wasnt talking about OLM, i was talking about kealoha leading the skills O. of course u can go and work hard on your own, but it would still be good to be at the 7ons. last year, inoke funaki would run up koko head in the morning then get to school to tutor the JC qbs and run the 7ons workouts. then lift at night.

    ray seems to be the leader of the OLM, hes working out twice a day. but the guys working out with him were raphael ieru, kahai choy, otineru and a couple others. what happened to the rest of the starters?

  45. cheepono May 6, 2009 8:43 am

    why is the video from yesterday so choppy?

  46. (Jesse)James May 6, 2009 8:49 am

    Stretch…nah, I’m not like Big C…I don’t watch those kind of videos…LOL

    KK…I would think I am more like Doc….lovable, yet intelligent…MWAHAHHAAHAHHA

  47. warriorfanny2 May 6, 2009 8:52 am

    LGW, isnt ontineru in a soft cast?
    Our skill guyz for the most part train hard….there are blatant exceptions of course….i believe u know who they r.
    In Jacksonville– Urban has them training like animals….juz like boulder….run, run, run, run, run….

  48. Geezy May 6, 2009 8:56 am

    its why we have coaches here…good luck to kealoha and spencer…we need more players to consider serious training…i think them going will refresh them mentally and leave them with a clear focus…yes, they are leaders, and this is what leaders do…..they’ll be back for camp and ready to lead…..until the Warriors pull a Boise St. and have every single player stay back for unsupervised work-outs…i think its cool for them to try something different…their team mates should be inspired by this

  49. letsgowarriors May 6, 2009 8:57 am

    yeah the otineru blip was from the 1st training cycle, jan – mar. in any case, something needs to be done. tsai get down to UH now! w/ action pics…lol. if theyre smiling for your camera theyre not training hard enough.

  50. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] May 6, 2009 9:08 am

    MAHALO to the PILARES ohana for making our boys feel AT HOME in the ISLANDS!
    Of course, the name SMITH is a well-respected kamaaina name on Kauai ๐Ÿ˜Ž


  51. Diogenes May 6, 2009 9:08 am

    Wonder if Pilares knows what Georgia is like during the summer?

    Talking about giving 110% – humidity, 110% temperature 110% etc.
    Best wishes to the two!

    Good morning Tsaikos!

  52. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] May 6, 2009 9:10 am


    Pineapples are us.

  53. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] May 6, 2009 9:11 am

    Welcome dee ah gen knees… did I get that right????

  54. A-House May 6, 2009 9:13 am

    To bad that the replay of Coach Tuioti’s interview was “stop-n-go” making it very difficult to follow what was being said.

    It was funny to see ST making a “passing motion” every time topic revoled around “future” recruits. I will assume he was thinking of Manley of Leileihua HS.

  55. Stephen Tsai May 6, 2009 9:18 am

    Charlie Wade, Mike Sealey, Tino Reyes, Scott Wong, Mark Presho … they’re all atop the list.

  56. Stephen Tsai May 6, 2009 9:18 am

    Pilares knows. He’s ready to sweat this summer.

  57. Garret May 6, 2009 9:19 am

    Pilares and Smith choosing to train in Georgia over the summer is interesting–I’m sure that they will work out hard and that heat and humidity will really tax their bodies! It is great that they have formed such a close bond and that Smith will get to spend some extra time at home and Pilares will get to experience a whole different environment.

  58. Stephen Tsai May 6, 2009 9:19 am

    We forgot to mention it, but Tuioti has two master’s degrees.

  59. Garret May 6, 2009 9:19 am

    Congratulations to Jett Jasper, Levi Legay and Kahai Choy!

  60. Garret May 6, 2009 9:22 am

    Pretty amazing that UC-Irvine currently has the #1 teams in baseball and volleyball. It is even more amazing when you consider that Irvine dropped baseball for 10 years (1992-2002).

    A few weeks ago, the Anteaters vaulted to the top of the Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball polls, the first time the once-dead program was ranked No. 1 in Division I.Not that the players were overly impressed.

    Irvine, the 2007 national champion, lost to USC in a semifinal of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament last week, but the NCAA selection committee awarded the Anteaters an at-large berth and top seeding in the Final Four.

    The Anteaters baseball program has enjoyed a steady climb to similar stature, a remarkable journey considering the program was dropped in 1992 because of a statewide budget crunch and is on its third coach since its rebirth.

    “It’s been a trickle-down right from the beginning,” Coach Mike Gillespie said, explaining the success.

    It started when former athletic director Dan Guerrero made it a priority to restart the program. Irvine students passed a referendum that led to its comeback for the 2002 season.

  61. Garret May 6, 2009 9:24 am


    I’ve heard Tuioti speak on the WB show and at a Na Koa lunch and I have no doubt that he is very intelligent, knows his football, and loves the Warrior program. He was a perfect hire by Mac, not even counting the fact that Tuioti’s ties to Vegas helps UH’s recruiting of players there.

  62. Garret May 6, 2009 9:27 am

    It looks like Dish subscribers in Hawaii like Liz just got a LOT of new HD channels…they went active less than an hour ago.

  63. Stephen Tsai May 6, 2009 9:27 am

    They really know how to take care of their own.
    They’re building a house on campus for John Speraw, probably the most sought VB coach in the nation.
    And, of course, they’re in the O.C. โ€” a hotbed for volleyball and baseball. Then again, Hawaiโ€˜i should be a hotbed, too. I mean, we’ve had two Little League champs the past decade.

  64. Stephen Tsai May 6, 2009 9:28 am

    Best of all, Dish gets “Friday Night Lights” in the fall.

  65. Garret May 6, 2009 9:37 am


    I’ve been on the Irvine campus a lot because one of Lori’s best friends went to graduate school (biotech) in Irvine. Nice campus, big Hawaii club, good location in Orange County…but I never would have thought of them as a volleyball and baseball powerhouse!

  66. warriorfanny2 May 6, 2009 9:40 am

    Im not as confident about Tiger’s chances in the TPC Sawgrass as much as other pundits who place him in the top 10.

    Mine that Bird had better odds in the derby.

    There hasnt been a repeat champion since Davis Love III, ’92 n ’03 and of course golden-boy did it 3Xs in ’74, ’76 and ’78…but that was before Dye did a face-lift on Sawgrass and expanded the course by 400 plus yards.

    Since taking Sawgrass in 2001, Tiger has finished 14, 11, 16, 53, 22 and 37. He DNP in 2008.

    More importantly, Tiger is still on the mend and this weeks T will mark the first time in 1 1/2 years that he has played in back-to-back tournaments.

    Tiger has been inconsistent with his Tee shots and ballstriking and has had good moments w driving at Doral and putting at Bayhill but has not put the total package together. We saw that at Quail Hollow last week when he opened with a -7 and shot par over the last two rounds.

    One analyst suggested Tiger leave his woods in the bag and do what he did at Hoylake in 2005….and use his irons exclusively.

    Sawgrass is demanding with its water hazards and long fairway-abutting bunkers.
    It is a tricky course and unforgiving for wayward tee shots.
    Its stadium course is built on a risk-reward approach and to do well– your fairway accuracy and ballstriking must be at the top of your game.

    Tiger, himself, admits, Sawgrass will be a challenge and hinted he will certainly use his driver on the 9th and 11th Par-5 holes….leaving his irons as his first option.

    While Woods remains my favorite athlete, Sawgrass is too tall even for a Tiger to roam.
    Not with his accuracy off the tee at lows, his driving distance below 295 and his GIR down….i will say his short iron game has gotten better and his putting can be awesome if not deadly inside 6′.
    I do believe he will get better by the time August rolls around–its still a matter of his body getting into golfing shape.
    Still, Woods will be in thick of the FedEx run starting at the Barclays….who knows about this real-life Clark Kent with a golf-club? Did anyone see last year’s Open at Torrey Pines?
    Tiger won on one leg!

  67. duffer May 6, 2009 9:43 am


    lot of talent, that kid

    yep, lots of talent and I liked his attitude towards the game.

  68. d1ๅณถ May 6, 2009 9:48 am

    Hey training in GA can’t be any tougher than training in East Dillon…GO LIONS!

  69. d1ๅณถ May 6, 2009 9:49 am

    Congrats to all those on the 105-man roster.

  70. Kazz May 6, 2009 10:05 am


    Great to read in Milca’s Advertiser diary that the team came out looking sharp at their practice. A lot has changed since the time we met the Lady Techsters in Ruston in the beginning of the regular season and they’re looking to repeat as WAC championsโ€ฆ WHATEVER!


  71. Kekoa May 6, 2009 10:19 am

    ST ~ Maybe you should write an episode for Friday Nite Lights. It could be the story of a transplanted Hawaiian boy who’s dad was transferred to the local HS as an ROTC instructor.

    Local boy struggles to make the transition, is a fleet-footed WR, and his dad the firm disciplinarian. The coach decides to take him on as an assistant coach to help shape up the miscreants. Sparks fly! Season opening episode wins you an Emmy, you retire from HA early!…Fade to golden sunset!

  72. d1ๅณถ May 6, 2009 10:25 am


    ….not to mention how the transplants shake up the menu at the preseason barbeque!
    YeeHaw…brah! Pass da Pipikaula! Go Lions!

  73. d1ๅณถ May 6, 2009 10:30 am

    Program Alert!

    Set the DVR’s for L&L tonight….Going get one pretty good guest!

  74. Mr C May 6, 2009 10:33 am

    Sup tsaikos
    Effective July 1, 2009
    No can talk when u drive.
    Ear piece prices going up.
    Back to work.

  75. jm2375 May 6, 2009 10:35 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    Congrats to all those on the training camp roster, esp Kahai!! Mom Nalani must be very proud of him.

    Welcome home Frank25!

    At home today. Dang cough isn’t letting me sleep at night.

    Garret – I see you got your computer fixed. Gotta go check on those new HD channels!

  76. warriorfanny2 May 6, 2009 10:35 am

    With 2 wins short of clinching a seed in the WAC-T, coach Mike might consider approaching the Fresno road games as if it were a single-elimination series.
    We close our WAC schedule this week.

    I have raised this before, but it deserves mention again–do not hesitate to bring in the hook before the game gets out of hand. Especially with da ‘dawgs who are hitting at the same level as Hawaii (.271) but have 12 more HRs–when the ‘dawgs hit, its cuz someone is serving batting practice.

    Jayson Kramer has been, by far, our most consistent starter and hopefully we can give him some runs to work with tomorrow in the do-or-die-opener between two teams on the verge of Tournament exclusion.

    Fresno State (6-10) closes its WAC schedule at SAC (5-9)next week and 2 wins by Hawaii would clinch a WAC-T berth for our bowboyz.
    SAC is at NEV this week and we need to follow that series closely too.

  77. d1ๅณถ May 6, 2009 10:37 am

    I remember in the last Millenium when we thought the folks who were talking to themselves while walking, sitting, driving, standing, running was pupule!
    Now they just talking on the phone!

  78. d1ๅณถ May 6, 2009 10:41 am

    So is Frank really back today?

    Welcome home, bruddah! ๐Ÿ™‚

  79. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] May 6, 2009 10:50 am

    Garret- #62- great news!

    STEPHEN- debate on the future of journalism going on in Congress:


  80. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] May 6, 2009 10:52 am

    ST- I am still on Dish because (even though I hardly watch TV) we get NFL Network.

  81. Kazz May 6, 2009 11:01 am


    May 6th, 2009 at 10:30 am
    Program Alert!

    Set the DVR’s for L&L tonight….Going get one pretty good guest!


    YES!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜†

  82. Stretch May 6, 2009 11:03 am

    I hope we can put Fresno away this weekend and keep them out of the tournament. For personal reasons, I want to make sure that Sac St (Blake Crosby) and La Tech (Devon Dageford) make it in the tournament. I want to see two of my good friends return to Murakami

  83. Kazz May 6, 2009 11:14 am

    More WAC accolades for Wahine Softball


    Hawai`i and Nevada tied for the most All-WAC selections. Tanisha Milca (first team), Clare Warwick (second team), Kanani Pu`u-Warren (second team), Makani Duhaylonsod-Kaleimamahu (second team), Amada Tauali`i (first team), and Stephanie Ricketts (WAC Freshman of the Year and second team).

    FRESNO, Calif. โ€“ The Western Athletic Conference awarded its 2009 All-WAC honors as selected by the leagueโ€™s head coaches. UH’s Stephanie Ricketts earned Freshman of the Year honors. Tanisha Milca and Amanda Tauali`i were selected first team All-WAC and Makani Duhaylonsod-Kaleimamahu, Kanani Pu`u-Warren, Stephanie Ricketts, and Clare Warwick earned second team honors.

    Ricketts, a righthanded pitcher from San Jose, Calif. (Archbishop Mitty HS), led the conference in wins (13) and innings pitched (118.1) in WAC play. She also tossed a pair of no-hitters against Louisiana Tech and Boise State while starting 15 games with 69 strikeouts. She is the fourth Rainbow Wahine to earn Freshman of the year honors, former UH standouts Stacey Porter and Kaulana Gould and current ‘Bow, Katie Grimes preceeded Ricketts for the prestigious honor.

    It was Milca’s fourth All-WAC honor in as many seasons, but first as a first-teamer. Milca, a senior rightfielder from Kailua, O`ahu (Kailua HS) hit .312 in conference action, tallying team-highs in hits (24), doubles (6), RBI (14), and runs scored (tied at 14 with Dara Pagaduan and Kanani Pu`u-Warren).

    Tauali`i, a junior first-baseman from Torrance, Calif. (North Torrance HS), was voted to the All-WAC first team after hitting .297 in WAC action. She led UH with six home runs, two triples, and a .662 slugging percentage. She had the second most hits (22), runs (12), and doubles (12) on the squad.

    Freshman designated player, Duhaylonsod-Kaleimamahu, hit .309 (21-for-68) in conference games with seven runs scored, one double and five home runs. The Mililani, O`ahu (Mililani HS) native drove in 12 runs and had a slugging percentage of .544.

    Junior centerfielder, Pu`u-Warren, who hails from West Covina, Calif. (Walnut HS), had a strong conference season, leading UH with a .340 average (14-for-24). She put up solid numbers across the board, scoring 14 runs with three doubles, four home runs and a .640 slugging percentage.

    Warwick, a senior from Canberra, Australia (Copland HS), collected her third all-WAC honor today. In her outstanding career she was named to the first team in 2007 and has been selected to the second team the last two seasons. Warwick, who was one of just two players to start all 51 games, hit .258 with 10 runs scored, a double, two home runs, and nine RBI. But it was her stellar defensive play at the “hot corner” that really separated her from the rest.

    Hawaiโ€˜i and regular season co-champion, Nevada, led the way with six total players on the all-WAC teams, while Louisiana Tech had five and Fresno State and New Mexico State had four a piece.

    THAT’S HOW YOU REPRESENT!!! :mrgreen:

  84. Ralph May 6, 2009 11:19 am

    Welcome home Frank….so rob did you cut out of work yesterday and today?

  85. d1ๅณถ May 6, 2009 11:24 am


    Was Kimo da cone-puttah or the cone-pickah? ๐Ÿ˜†

  86. d1ๅณถ May 6, 2009 11:26 am


    I hope the BaseBows put away Fresno, too….’cause I already get my Tourney tix! ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

  87. Kazz May 6, 2009 11:27 am


    All I know is he stay wit da Movahs and Liftahs Union.

  88. Loa May 6, 2009 11:29 am

    morning gang!

    kekoa – you should submit the script, you neva know

    d1- thanks for the heads up, hope i no forget, i think i when already set’em for lost

    welcome home Frank!

  89. Kazz May 6, 2009 11:29 am


    May 6th, 2009 at 11:26 am

    I hope the BaseBows put away Fresno, too….’cause I already get my Tourney tix!

    Get PLENNY of us hoping!! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  90. Rob25 May 6, 2009 11:30 am

    Frank’s not home still!

    Gotta stay at work…before Lingle furloughs us anyways!

  91. Garret May 6, 2009 11:35 am

    jm2375 and Liz,

    The new channels for Hawaii are being sent from the satellite now (spotbeam from the new satellite at 129 covers Hawaii), but unfortunately Dish receivers will not show them to customers until Friday. So, they are in the uplink report I read but you won’t see them for a couple of days.

    These are the channels that were just uplinked in HD for Hawaii (but unless you work for Dish you won’t see it until Friday):

    Travel Channel
    The Weather Channel
    HBO West
    ESPN News
    ABC Family
    Cartoon Network
    Disney East
    Fox News
    Cinemax West
    Comedy Central
    SciFi (or I guess that is SyFy?)

  92. d1ๅณถ May 6, 2009 11:37 am



    Public Service Advisory

    Please be wary of one fah-rus-tah-ray-ted wahine in the downtown area this afternoon. No get in her way. No even look her way!
    If this advisory should extend to da pauhana hours, don’t even get on the H-1 east-bound….STAY OFF DA ROAD!

    Okay…you all been warned…

  93. d1ๅณถ May 6, 2009 11:38 am


    Jus’ tease, eh?

    You list the Fuud Network last!


  94. Ralph May 6, 2009 11:39 am

    I just got my WAC ticket order in last week, maybe i should have waited until the end of the La Tech series….:)

  95. Loa May 6, 2009 11:39 am

    i wonder if oceanic going expand some more too, hope so

  96. d1ๅณถ May 6, 2009 11:40 am

    Cattle Call yesterday….
    Richie’s Run tomorrow….

    Sounds like Salad Day!

  97. Loa May 6, 2009 11:41 am

    d1ๅณถ – what time the run start tomorrow?

  98. d1ๅณถ May 6, 2009 11:45 am



    homey said 11:30….

    but you better get there early if you get any hopes of actually parking there! (I might park on Pua Ln. and catch Da Bus)

  99. d1ๅณถ May 6, 2009 11:46 am

    (….but den my car might get All Bus….maybe not, den)

  100. Kazz May 6, 2009 11:50 am

    Thinking back to the Wahine WAC honors, I am little disappointed Clare Warwick didn’t get 1st team honors. Her play, as mentioned in the press release, at 3rd base was stellar. Granted she struggled at bat for the most part of the regular season, but they cannot deny what she meant to the team overall.

    Rickettsโ€ฆ no surprise. She did some damage to other teams in the conference. Kate Holverson for Nevada was the WAC Pitcher of the Year, but I really think it was ONLY due to the fact that Ricketts was a freshman. Ricketts in her first year is likeโ€ฆ what? Only the 5th Rainbow Wahine to get 20+ wins in a season. Last time I saw, her ERA was at 1.90-ish and this was during the NMSU series and we all know how she faired against BSU.

    ST was right in saying “watch Tauali’I this season”. Her and Milca lighted up the Manoa sky and led this team on offense. Tauali’I also showed her toughness as I can recall at least three collisions while hustling to get her “man” out.

    Pu’u-Warren looked a bit shakey at times at center field and was slow to start at the plate as many were this season, but she showed she can be relied upon as she obviously did well in WAC play with timely and consistent trips at the plate.

    Does Makani Duhaylonsod-Kaleimamahu get some kind of WAC “Longest Name in the League” award? ๐Ÿ˜† I am hoping for the Wahine to win the tournament and get into regional play for two reasons. One well because they are our team, and two, I want to hear a mainland broadcaster ATTEMPT to say her name. Not just “Duhaylonsod” or just “Kaleimamahu”, but BOTH.

    Seriously though, I first got a good look at her in the Cal-Berkley series when Coolen got her up to the pitching circle. At that time, we didn’t know who our pitcher was going to be. Coming out of Mililani as a true freshman and pitching in Division I softball or in any sport is not easy. She struggled that night, the whole team did. She really made her mark at the plate displaying some “MANA” in her swing with what seems like very little physical effort. Another great pickup for the team and she’ll be a household name in Wahine softball for years to come whether people with a hard time pronouncing her name will like it or not!

    Again, awesome job to all the honorees and of course to the coaching staff and their teammates for helping them get recognized!

  101. madeinhawaii May 6, 2009 11:54 am

    hmmm speaking of HD channels… has anyone tried to grab over-the-air digital broadcasting stations from the Kaneohe area? I’m wondering if there are any stations accessible at all using a digital antenna and no cable or dish connection.

  102. Loa May 6, 2009 11:57 am

    d1ๅณถ – thanks, in Kalihi right?, hopefully i no get lost

  103. da princess' classmate May 6, 2009 11:57 am

    these buggahs still not giving DB no love. that’s okay we know he gonna stick (have a feeling he’s beginning to be a “parcells guy”)

  104. Garret May 6, 2009 12:01 pm


    I’ve had the Food Network in HD for awhile…the HD broadcast makes it even harder to stay away from food so I stay away from the channel!

  105. Garret May 6, 2009 12:08 pm

    da princess’ classmate,

    Miami drafting 2 WRs and getting Camarillo back from injury (he was ahead of Bess before he got injured last season) does give Bess a lot of competition. But one of the WRs they drafted is a 6’4″ outside WR, so he’s not a threat to Bess at slot receiver (he’ll probably take Wilford’s job). The Ohio State slot receiver they took (4th round?) does worry me, but Bess proved himself last year and he’ll earn his spot again this time.

    To me, the big battle is between Camarillo and Bess–one of them will be the starting slot receiver. Camarillo was a vet who beat out Bess last year, but he’s coming off injury and Bess has a year in the NFL behind him now. There is a BIG difference in reps for the starting and backup slot receiver.

    Miami needed depth at receiver, so them drafting two guys made sense. They didn’t sign any big free agent WRs, which is good for their current receivers. Remember, they ended their season having just 2 WRs active for their playoff game…and when Bess got hurt, they were down to just 1 WR!

  106. koakaneโ„ข May 6, 2009 12:14 pm



    Public Service Advisory

    Please be wary of one fah-rus-tah-ray-ted wahine in the downtown area this afternoon. No get in her way. No even look her way!
    If this advisory should extend to da pauhana hours, don’t even get on the H-1 east-bound….STAY OFF DA ROAD!

    Okay…you all been warned…

    sistah slow down slow down let the meds kick in no want to get ticket now

  107. Garret May 6, 2009 12:15 pm

    I thought that Favre was going to stay retired this time…

    Vikings coach Brad Childress is expected to depart for Mississippi later today and meet with quarterback Brett Favre tonight and Thursday, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Childress remained at Winter Park early this afternoon but the source said he is expected to have dinner with Favre this evening and begin discussions about Favre joining the Vikings.

  108. koakaneโ„ข May 6, 2009 12:22 pm

    Stephen Tsai: May 6th, 2009 at 9:18 am vb:
    Charlie Wade, Mike Sealey, Tino Reyes, Scott Wong, Mark Presho … they’re all atop the list.

    st thank for the info I can live with any of the above but my vote goes to Charlie Wade

  109. koakaneโ„ข May 6, 2009 12:24 pm

    ok reason I like see CW get the job, his wife is rob25 sista maybe if they come home she mello out bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  110. A-House May 6, 2009 12:28 pm

    mere speculation – if Wade gets the job will Tino stay?

  111. djmitcho May 6, 2009 12:36 pm

    d1, you gotta let me know if richie’s still get the mandoo plate. That was one of my favs, along with everything else.

  112. da princess' classmate May 6, 2009 12:38 pm

    basketball team signed a 7 foot Brazilian. sounds like his O needs some work, we’ll see. at least that’s legit size.

  113. d1ๅณถ May 6, 2009 12:38 pm


    Yep! No. King St….next to the former Wing Coffee Co. (like dat going help!)

  114. d1ๅณถ May 6, 2009 12:40 pm

    Favre’s agent says he’s retired. (for all that’s worth)

  115. Loa May 6, 2009 12:40 pm

    i like the travel channel – man v food

  116. Loa May 6, 2009 12:43 pm

    d1ๅณถ –
    maybe if had some watering holes nearby would be easier to remember the location, ie. kiddy corner from ___ lounge ๐Ÿ™‚

  117. d1ๅณถ May 6, 2009 12:44 pm


    I can check da menu for you, but really da only reason I go there is ’cause it’s closer than Rainbows.
    No need look menu.
    Mixed plate, gravy over…Lg diet…look for place to begin da assault!

    Ackchally, I like da gravy at Rainbows better, but in a pinch… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  118. July Jones May 6, 2009 12:45 pm

    Tsai any updates on Gabe Tuata or Jack Sula?
    Does Pii Minnis have a chance to walk on to either UH football or basketball or has he signed somewhere?

  119. d1ๅณถ May 6, 2009 12:45 pm


    watering holes?
    Well….get da canal! ๐Ÿ˜†

  120. d1ๅณถ May 6, 2009 12:47 pm

    July Jones,

    You really think Minns is D1 capable?

  121. Stretch May 6, 2009 12:56 pm

    May 6th, 2009 at 12:43 pm
    d1ๅณถ –
    maybe if had some watering holes nearby would be easier to remember the location, ie. kiddy corner from ___ lounge

    anyone have a cigarette??

  122. July Jones May 6, 2009 12:58 pm

    Actually have never seen him play football. Only have read about the accolades in the HA. But at 6-3 and his mentioned leadership qualities and recent work ethic definately deserves a look. There has been a lot of success in transforming Hoops players to F-Ballers. Alama Francis, Akpan and at a bigger scale A Gates and T Gonzales. Im assuming he has leaping ability and decent speed. ASSUMING!

  123. layson May 6, 2009 1:01 pm

    Pauoa Boy:

    May 6th, 2009 at 8:34 am

    May 6th, 2009 at 8:23 am
    “I got to get it in the hole somehow. ”

    –quote from michelle wie pre tourney interview at michelob ultra open starting tomorrow

    Uhhh, what was dat again Realleh?

    seriously, ask duffer :mrgreen:

  124. YpoWarrior May 6, 2009 1:03 pm

    Hope the 7-footer from Brazil got some game.

  125. Pauoa Boy May 6, 2009 1:05 pm

    So 7-footer from Brazil huh…

    Well, I guess we’ll see how Coach Nash can develop this guys skills. Regardless at 7ft. 270lbs. just teach this guy how to be nasty in the paint. As long as he can rebound and defend den we’ll be auryte!

  126. Pauoa Boy May 6, 2009 1:07 pm


    Nah, Michelle Wie maturing so she old enough for say dat kine ah? D’oh

  127. Colomaohana May 6, 2009 1:08 pm


    Simma’ down, mama!!! No worry……….

    BTW, go check you messages on da pink side, please….

    Get question for you.

  128. A-House May 6, 2009 1:09 pm


    We love watching Man vs Food – still trying to figure out how he can eat so much!!

    If Kobayashi can eat all them hot dogs, guess Man can eat all that steak, pizza, oysters, etc.

  129. A-House May 6, 2009 1:11 pm

    OK, a 7 footer.

    I still remember the last 7’2″ center for UH. His vertical leap was 2″!! Went by the name of Rouge Harris.

  130. d1ๅณถ May 6, 2009 1:12 pm

    Well, “salad” was good. Hey! Footlong Meatball Salad! It could happen!



  131. layson May 6, 2009 1:12 pm


    May 6th, 2009 at 9:40 am While Woods remains my favorite athlete, Sawgrass is too tall even for a Tiger to roam.
    Not with his accuracy off the tee at lows, his driving distance below 295 and his GIR down….i will say his short iron game has gotten better and his putting can be awesome if not deadly inside 6′.
    I do believe he will get better by the time August rolls around–its still a matter of his body getting into golfing shape.

    yes, tiger is inconsistent off the tee right now but i will never count him out. tiger’s game cannot wait for august to roll around and right now he
    is dialed in to june 18-21, 2009 u.s. open at bethpage black in new york. at this stage in his career, its all about the majors, and he won the us open at bethpage in 2002 and he will be the favorite this year again no doubt.

  132. Mr C May 6, 2009 1:13 pm

    Whoever going, see you at Richies tomorrow at 11:30.

  133. Ralph May 6, 2009 1:18 pm

    Ji is also at 7 foot but not much skill….Riley brought in a 7 footer a few years back from the pnw and his JC coach stated that he runs the floor very well…unfortunately he hardly got off the bench..same coaching eyes making the evaluation, same results…I hope I’m wrong otherwise young Jason owes me lunch at the end of the season…

  134. Garret May 6, 2009 1:22 pm

    Great news that football, basketball (both teams), and all the other programs aside from baseball will not lose ANY scholarships because of their APR scores! Baseball had an APR of 922 (925 is the target) and lost 0.27 of a scholarship.

  135. Pauoa Boy May 6, 2009 1:22 pm

    July Jones,

    Gabe Tuata played at Pasadena City College in 2007 then transfered to Mt. San Antonio Community College in California where he played last year. He should be a Junior this year, but I doubt he’ll wear a Warrior uniform…

  136. Ralph May 6, 2009 1:23 pm

    A House we had two 7 footers at UH since rogue harris days…where have you been? I know heights are at times inflated but Ji and the fellow from the pnw (I think his name started with a B.) were listed at 7′

  137. Garret May 6, 2009 1:23 pm

    Congratulations to UH women’s volleyball!

    UH women’s volleyball had the highest score among UH sports with 996 and earned a recognition award from the NCAA. Indoor and outdoor track was next at 976. The highest-scoring men’s sport was tennis was 982.

    Last year, UH men’s basketball lost two scholarships, football one and baseball 0.48.

  138. Ralph May 6, 2009 1:31 pm

    baseball lost scholarships on the last APR go around….coach T has to do a better job of running the program, he can’t just coach and let everything else fall by the wayside. the Grandslam fundraiser helps but disbanding the Hui Kini Popo booster club under Les was foolish. He needs to run a bb program and not limit his role to only coaching and collecting his paycheck

  139. layson May 6, 2009 1:32 pm


    May 6th, 2009 at 1:23 pm
    A House we had two 7 footers at UH since rogue harris days…where have you been? I know heights are at times inflated but Ji and the fellow from the pnw (I think his name started with a B.) were listed at 7′

    ralph, dont remember ji ever being listed at 7′ from the media outlets, only at 6’10”

  140. Pauoa Boy May 6, 2009 1:34 pm

    July Jones,

    Also, from the grapevine…I heard Jack Sula is probably not coming to UH to be a Warrior… He was supposed to enroll in Jan.??? It’s May already, so we’ll see…but I hope he still comes cause he’ll only be a Freshman and can play running back and linebacker…

  141. A-House May 6, 2009 1:45 pm


    I’ve been here, but could not remember the names of the last two 7’s at UH. Last “big man” I can remember is Haim, but he was 6’10”.

    Has Ji grown a couple or 3″ since last year? How close is he to 7′?

  142. Pauoa Boy May 6, 2009 1:49 pm

    Ji Xiang is only 6’10”

  143. Rob25 May 6, 2009 1:52 pm

    OK, so now I can relax because Frank finally called and is boarding his plane as I type.

    I sure hope he knows that we will be going to watch some BaseBows next weekend!?!

  144. duffer (iPhone) May 6, 2009 1:54 pm


    Kristina has about a 5 shot lead with 6 to play. This will make Jason happy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  145. July Jones May 6, 2009 1:55 pm

    Thanks for the update. Just heard guess throught the same grapevine maybe…Tuata might be headed to Fresno and Sula might be going the JC route.
    I was also hoping they would be able to mold Sione into an Alama Francis type, but no word on him from the grapevine.

  146. warriorfanny2 May 6, 2009 1:56 pm

    Tiger himself has declared he doesnt know when his body will get back into the shape it needs to be but feels it will comeback.
    He admits his swing-speed is below his normal and doesnt have the ‘pop’ on his drive he used to and says he just needs to keep “dialing-up” until it returns.

    His comeback isnt a matter of swing change or adjusting to new equipment. Tiger had major knee-reconstruction and although he feels great, his body needs to re-boot.

    That takes time he said. No one is projecting early summer or late summer–but they are asking Tiger himself and the #1 golfer in the world said, “I dont know”.

  147. midori7 May 6, 2009 1:59 pm

    was Seth Sundberg 7′? I think Tony Maroney was.

    Rob25: HUGS to Frank!!!

  148. mctruck May 6, 2009 1:59 pm

    Another jc player only taller than 6’2″…….cannot blame Nash because he got hired late. oh, I forgot, that was two years ago now???..oh well???

  149. vballfan1 May 6, 2009 2:00 pm

    I would be thrilled if Charlie Wade or Scotty Wong are the next men’s volleyball coach. I will be eagerly awaiting an article in the paper about the coach search soon ( hint , hint)

  150. Pauoa Boy May 6, 2009 2:07 pm

    July Jones,

    I think Sione mentioned he was delaying because he wanted to bulk up lil bit first and then come in. He also wanted to play volleyball or something laddat too if I not mistaken. Anyway, planny guys who supposed to play for us I wondering where they stay… Kalua Noa, Kainoa LaCount, John Manu-Olevao, etc…

  151. d1ๅณถ May 6, 2009 2:10 pm

    Yea! Great news Rob14…headed for Rob19…then Rob25! ๐Ÿ™‚

  152. warriorfanny2 May 6, 2009 2:11 pm

    At the TPC Sawgrass, the stadium course is the biggest star.
    Players refer to it has the best tournament and field on the PGA tour and unofficially label it as the “5th-major”.
    The only top 150 cancelling is cuz of injury.

    Again, Dean Wilson, will officially start the TPC Sawgrass at 1:20 am HST, as he tees off on #1, Par 4, 423 yards.

  153. layson May 6, 2009 2:14 pm

    duffer (iPhone):

    May 6th, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Kristina has about a 5 shot lead with 6 to play. This will make Jason happy

    thanks for info, what cassy shooting?

  154. Pauoa Boy May 6, 2009 2:18 pm

    Seth Sundberg 7’1″
    Tony Maroney 7’2″
    Todd Follmer 7’0″

  155. Kaimuki Kid May 6, 2009 2:24 pm


    Ritchies still has the Mandoo Plate and I think that Thursdays is Shoyu Chicken Plate day. Before the Lunch hours are over it is gone, but you can always get the Teri-Beef plate with Chilli all over and extra salad…yum

  156. Kaimuki Kid May 6, 2009 2:24 pm


    Ritchies still has the Mandoo Plate and I think that Thursdays is Shoyu Chicken Plate day. Before the Lunch hours are over it is gone, but you can always get the Teri-Beef plate with Chilli all over and extra salad…yum

  157. Kaimuki Kid May 6, 2009 2:29 pm

    I only hit the submit button once. How did that double post happen?

  158. warriorfanny2 May 6, 2009 2:39 pm

    Look, there is an elephant on the Bob Nash hardwood, but no one can see it, except for 7-foot mirrors.

  159. warriorfanny2 May 6, 2009 2:44 pm

    WAC T softball.

    BSU ladies upset SJSU 8-4 in 9.
    They play FSU tomorrow at 7am, HST.
    NMS and NEV still at 0-0 after 2.

  160. A-House May 6, 2009 2:46 pm

    Pauoa boy:

    thanks for your #154 – suddenly, the light bulb went on and “I can see, I can see”!!!

    IIRC, Follmer was nearly a complete bust.

  161. Pauoa Boy May 6, 2009 3:14 pm

    Yup Follmer was a scrub…

    At least Maroney and Sundberg were decent…

  162. Ralph May 6, 2009 3:20 pm

    A house you should have asked Midori up front no need type and ask questions she already know the answer to. ๐Ÿ™‚

  163. Ralph May 6, 2009 3:21 pm

    is there live stats on UH wahine softball?

  164. merv May 6, 2009 3:25 pm

    We will give Smith & Pilares a warm welcome here in Georgia. Does anyone know where they will be training?

    Condolences to Pomai and his family. We were talking about him last night on my front porch. He made a big impression on my boys when they met him in New Orleans.

  165. d1ๅณถ May 6, 2009 3:49 pm

    Hi merv!

    What’s the talk about the Dawgs lately? Is there life after Knowshon and Stafford?

  166. duffer May 6, 2009 3:49 pm


    I had to leave before they finished, and if asked, I wasn’t there,but Kristina had a 5 or 6 shot lead with 3 to play. Cassy was 6 over I think. Walking ain’t my favorite thing to do. Hot and muggy!

  167. duffer May 6, 2009 3:51 pm


    Here you go…….

  168. Kekoa May 6, 2009 3:51 pm

    Hiya Merv!

    Did you spot all the photos of you and the ‘boys’ at the Tsaiko gatherings in NOLA that Liz posted?

    Good to hear from you. How did your *Dawgs* look for Spring training? Keep us posted!

  169. BG May 6, 2009 3:53 pm

    Aloha merv!!!

    Glad to see you again!

  170. Hoohiki May 6, 2009 3:56 pm

    RE: Post #109

    If Rob25 is CW’s wife’s sister and my husband is CW’s wife’s cousin…
    Rob25 and my husband are related. Small world, 6 degrees of

  171. Kazz May 6, 2009 4:06 pm


    May 6th, 2009 at 3:21 pm
    is there live stats on UH wahine softball?

    Supposedly has it, but I have a hard time accessing the “live updates” from my end here and I am NOT subscribing to BENSON TV either.

    I know BSU beat SJSU 8-4, so now BSU plays FSU tomorrow.

  172. wafan May 6, 2009 4:06 pm

    Rob14.5 . . .

    Seriously. You and Frank are going to make it to the BaseBow game?

  173. al โ„ข May 6, 2009 4:07 pm

    anyone interested in taking over my season tickets for 2009?

    level 2(blue)
    section A (directly in the middle of the goal posts)
    row 43 (under cover never to get wet)
    seats 5-6 (very good neighbors on both sides)

    $344.00 for both incl handling fee, Koa Anuenue Premium Seat Contribution, and ticket prices.

    let me know and email me at

  174. wafan May 6, 2009 4:07 pm

    mctruck . . .

    Something about mayo. What the heck? HA!

  175. wafan May 6, 2009 4:09 pm

    al . . .

    You doing okay? Kind of odd that you would not use your Warrior tickets.

  176. warriorfanny2 May 6, 2009 4:15 pm

    Final: NEV ladies edge NMS aggies 5-4.

  177. merv May 6, 2009 4:18 pm

    The Dawgs looked sluggish in the spring but we are still optimistic that Joe Cox and an improved offensive line will have us playing well by the end of the season. We will really miss Knowshon but we have some great receivers for Joe to throw to and there are some other good running backs too. We should be alright. If we can just find a way to beat Florida it will be a great year.

  178. Kazz May 6, 2009 4:18 pm


    Where are you getting your stats for the softball tournament? doesn’t update well and I have no access to multimedia flash where I am at the moment.

  179. Kazz May 6, 2009 4:20 pm

    Aloha Merv,

    Good to “read” from you again!

  180. d1ๅณถ May 6, 2009 4:20 pm

    Good Luck to the Dawgs merv…I guess any year they beat da Geckos is a good year! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  181. Ralph May 6, 2009 4:21 pm

    basketball JC coach says Kurtz, our new recruit, needs some work on offense…oh, oh! we needed someone up front, a difference maker, a big body who can score, rebound, control the paint, and block shots, we don’t need a project for the future. what is Nash thinking, he got a token 1 year roll over with a mandate to win 18 games or get into the NCAA over the next two seasons. if he flops in 2010, its over…the FUTURE is NOW….

  182. Ralph May 6, 2009 4:30 pm

    checked the UH past rosters, the other 7′ was chris botez…lots of hype of running the floor well with a good intermediate range shot….sat on the bench most of his career at UH….can’t wait for next season, did Nash and Wheeler find a gem or a rock that needs a lot of polishing before it has any market value. I hope JD can make the call if it turns ugly…

  183. warriorfanny2 May 6, 2009 4:49 pm

    I know you guyz hate to hear it–but the only call that JD makes is to Roto-Rooter after the plumbing backs up.

  184. Ralph May 6, 2009 4:59 pm

    wahine gametracker on, thanks to wf2 on post 182…first two wahines with a hit, makani up, third batter. Krieg pitching for Tech, she struck out 14 wahines the last time the teams played.

  185. Kazz May 6, 2009 5:02 pm


    So I assume we’ve got people on 1st and 2nd and no outs?

  186. Kazz May 6, 2009 5:03 pm


    Gametracker is a blank screen on my blackberry… ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

    Excuse me while I go find something to throw at the wall…

  187. Kazz May 6, 2009 5:04 pm


    May 6th, 2009 at 4:59 pm
    wahine gametracker on, thanks to wf2 on post 182…first two wahines with a hit, makani up, third batter. Krieg pitching for Tech, she struck out 14 wahines the last time the teams played.

    Key words: “last time”.

    Tonight is tonight.

  188. Ralph May 6, 2009 5:04 pm

    Kurtz average under 6 points last season, 9.6 this season, with his rebounding both seasons between 5 and 6 boards average per game…so who is suppose to help Flemings score from the paint, what about the intermediate shot where Flemings is also lacking, and beyond the arc. Does Nash know what his team needs to compete next season or is he clueless? if your team doesn’t score a lot of points, chances are your team will lose because our defense sucks as bad as the offense did last year. and Nitoto left…

  189. Ralph May 6, 2009 5:17 pm

    top 3, 0-0, Ricketts with 2 Ks, Krieg with 2Ks…UH is home team, when they come to back, Milca will start off

  190. kama krab May 6, 2009 5:21 pm

    Howzit Everybody,

    What’s all this negativity about our new BB recruit. I’m not trying to stand up for our lame duck coach but he is filling a need. The need is for a big man that can bang down low. We DO NOT need another low post scorer, what we need is someone to block shots and rebound. Even though it looks like he is not a double double guy with high rebounding numbers, it does look like he does the job on the defensive boards, which is a need. With returnees like Rod Flemings, Balocka, Amis, and you add Lay and Williams, it looks like we have our inside and outside scoring taken care of. So I think this recruit covers a need, someone who can take up space and do the garbage work. We just need this guy to come to work with his lunch pale and bang away and let the other guys get the numbers. JMO

  191. Ralph May 6, 2009 5:21 pm

    Kazz because of what she (Krieg) did last time, the Tech #1 pitcher is on the bench…

  192. Kazz May 6, 2009 5:21 pm


    May 6th, 2009 at 5:17 pm
    top 3, 0-0, Ricketts with 2 Ks, Krieg with 2Ks…UH is home team, when they come to back, Milca will start off.

    Baseball and softball are hard games for me to get a feel on without actually watching it. This could be a battle or one team is going to open it up and the other won’t recover, OR they both duke it out for extra innings…

  193. Ralph May 6, 2009 5:21 pm

    the game tracker is on the WAC site

  194. Ralph May 6, 2009 5:23 pm

    bottom 3, UH down 2-0, both runs unearned…

  195. Kazz May 6, 2009 5:23 pm

    kama krab:

    May 6th, 2009 at 5:21 pm
    Howzit Everybody,

    What’s all this negativity about our new BB recruit. I’m not trying to stand up for our lame duck coach…


    What you talking about? Jim Bolla is no longer an employee with UH. ๐Ÿ˜†

  196. chawan_cut May 6, 2009 5:24 pm

    i’m pretty sure midori7 and myself wouldn’t have cared what you looked like that morning when we were in florida.

  197. wafan May 6, 2009 5:26 pm

    c_c . . .

    Are you in the Bangor or PSNS?

  198. Kazz May 6, 2009 5:27 pm


    “Unearned” as in? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

  199. Kazz May 6, 2009 5:28 pm


    Ohhhhh, you have no idea… ๐Ÿ™

  200. kama krab May 6, 2009 5:29 pm

    Another thing I would like to point out about this recruit is his FG percentage and FT percentage. I think I read somewhere that his FG percentage was somewhere in the 60 percentile and his FT percentage was in the 80 percentile, so what it looks like to me is that when he gets the ball he puts it in the basket and when he gets fouled he is almost automatic. Before people get down on this new recruit or the coaches for recruiting him you need to look at the whole picture. You need to look at the type of system he was in to see why his ppg where so low and you need to see what type of scoring was done by the team to see why his rpg where so low. It is jmo but I feel that Nash is now starting to fill immediate needs and if he can change his system to much more up tempo game, then I think we might just have something going next year. Again JMO

  201. Ralph May 6, 2009 5:30 pm

    2-0 end of 3, Krieg with 4 ks..UH batting .166 with runners on base.

  202. Kazz May 6, 2009 5:32 pm



    It’s ok… still early so far…

  203. kama krab May 6, 2009 5:32 pm


    That was a good one. I didn’t mean it to be like that but a lot of people think that it is going to be two and out for Nash, which I think is not going to be the case, but we will just have to wait and see.

  204. kama krab May 6, 2009 5:33 pm

    The girls gotta get it going.

  205. Ralph May 6, 2009 5:33 pm

    unearned as is base runners on because of Na Wahine error, otherwise inning over…with runners on Tech next batter hits a double scoring both runners therefore their scored is unearned..

  206. Ralph May 6, 2009 5:34 pm


  207. Ralph May 6, 2009 5:38 pm

    3-0 bottom 4 Tech ahead, solo homerun

  208. Ralph May 6, 2009 5:44 pm

    end of 4, 3-0 Tech….in both the 1st and 4th innings, UH had runners on 1st and 2nd with no outs, no clutch hitting so far…3 innings to make up 3

  209. layson May 6, 2009 5:44 pm


    May 6th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Here you go…….

    cassy did well, she is still very young and just a soph. merkle has too much experience, too strong tee to green, a lot of confidence, and she knows how to win. cassy may be the one to beat next year though. seems like the punahou stars didnt show up eh?

  210. chawan_cut May 6, 2009 5:45 pm

    warrior fans are warrior fans no matter what time of the day or what they look like.

  211. Kazz May 6, 2009 5:47 pm

    son of a b***h… ok… ok…

    3 to make up three.. ok…

    Gotta go the hard way… ok… ok…

  212. chawan_cut May 6, 2009 5:47 pm

    wafan (and any ladies….)
    email me at chawan_cut at

  213. Ralph May 6, 2009 5:47 pm

    gonzalez now pitching for Ricketts…..

  214. Kazz May 6, 2009 5:52 pm

    Let’s go ladies. Batters do your duties. You took care of this team in their own house earlier this season, but there is no “tomorrow” that is “favorable”.

    2 losses and that is it. No DH tomorrow, no more WAC games to make up the record. This is it, this is where it counts.


    Play your game. You all are good enough to win, just need to show it. Just need to want it.

  215. Kazz May 6, 2009 5:53 pm


    May 6th, 2009 at 5:47 pm
    gonzalez now pitching for Ricketts…..

    The plot thickens…

  216. Ralph May 6, 2009 5:56 pm

    end of 5, 3-0 Tech….

  217. Kazz May 6, 2009 5:58 pm

    kefe Tech.

  218. Ralph May 6, 2009 5:58 pm

    I hope the tournament is double elimination….

  219. Kazz May 6, 2009 6:02 pm


    May 6th, 2009 at 5:58 pm
    I hope the tournament is double elimination….

    Godd**it, “hoping” before “doing” is a welcome mat for failure. Game not over yet. Blood pressure is rising…

    And it is double elimination. Loser of this game will play the loser of the FSU and BSU game.

  220. jm2375 May 6, 2009 6:10 pm

    # chawan_cut:
    May 6th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    wafan (and any ladies….)
    email me at chawan_cut at

    boy, did you just set yourself up for koa-mahu!!! ๐Ÿ˜†

  221. chawan_cut May 6, 2009 6:13 pm

    # jm2375:
    May 6th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    boy, did you just set yourself up for koa-mahu!!! ๐Ÿ˜†

    i said ladies….

  222. jm2375 May 6, 2009 6:14 pm

    Go Wahine!!

    BTW, did anyone notice that NaMaSu lost *4* football scholarships due to the APR and that Chase Holbrook went undrafted? Did he get picked up anywhere?

  223. jm2375 May 6, 2009 6:15 pm

    chawan – well, he/she thinks they’re a lady…. ๐Ÿ˜†

  224. Ralph May 6, 2009 6:16 pm

    4-0 Tech. Tech homers top 6..Dara 0-3 with runners in scoring position. UH leaves 2 more runners on base in the 6, batting .200 with runners on base. Krieg with 6 ks.

  225. Kazz May 6, 2009 6:18 pm


    May 6th, 2009 at 6:13 pm
    # jm2375:
    May 6th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    boy, did you just set yourself up for koa-mahu!!!

    i said ladies….

    Well, you are half right… ๐Ÿ˜†

  226. Ralph May 6, 2009 6:19 pm

    JM2375 Koa mahu is in Washington with CC ๐Ÿ™‚ why you think J(J) is all bummed out

  227. Kazz May 6, 2009 6:25 pm


    LaTech is not 4, 5,6, 7, or even 1,000 runs better than you. They play against the SAME conference opponents as you did this season and there is a reason you have more wins than they do. They’re not even one run better than you. This is your tournament to lose. Nevada didn’t dominate you in the regular season and then ranked #22 Fresno State failed against you all on their home field, right in that very same spot you are all standing on as I write this.

    You’re good. Show it. Play it. Believe it.

  228. wafan May 6, 2009 6:26 pm

    c_c . . .

    E-mail, away!

  229. wafan May 6, 2009 6:30 pm

    Good night all!

    Go SoftBows!!!

  230. Ralph May 6, 2009 6:31 pm

    gametracker froze after 6, don’t know what happened…

  231. Kazz May 6, 2009 6:34 pm


    May 6th, 2009 at 6:31 pm
    gametracker froze after 6, don’t know what happened…

    The coverage was “Benson-ized”. Perhaps we were making a comeback?

  232. Ralph May 6, 2009 6:39 pm

    I wonder if there is a rain delay, nothing for 20 minutes, top 7….Kazz must have put his mojo on the Techies

  233. Kazz May 6, 2009 6:43 pm

    Rain delay or not. Hasn’t the game gone far enough for the score, if it still is 4-0, to stand and count as the final?

  234. Kazz May 6, 2009 6:45 pm


    “Mojo” has more of a “lighter” connotation. What was going on in my head was quite “un-holy”… There’d be more than a rain delay… ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  235. Kazz May 6, 2009 6:49 pm

    Well, there it is.

    FINAL – LaTech 7 UH 1.

    Wow. Guess we gotta do this the hard way.

    We play either Boise State or Fresno State tomorrow.


    I’m speechless.

    The Wahine are better than this. MUCH better than this display.

  236. Kazz May 6, 2009 7:03 pm

    There is no sugar-coating thisโ€ฆ really.

    It’s one thing to lose, it’s another to get dominated. LaTech is NOT seven runs better than this team. Nope. The Wahine are capable of beating every team in this tournament.

    Not sure what happened tonight and now it doesn’t matter. Tomorrow will be here sooner than later and this tomorrow is the last of the “tomorrows” for the eight players on this team that will not wear a Rainbow Wahine uniform again after this season.

    But, they don’t need to be reminded that, nor should they. They have come a long way over their careers and they need to pick this team up. I can only believe they will. Not “hope”, but “believe”.

    When pushed, you don’t “push” back, you put them DOWN so they’ll never push again!

  237. Kekoa May 6, 2009 7:20 pm

    Kazz ~ Relax, chill. The women will find a way tomorrow, you know they will.

  238. Ralph May 6, 2009 7:21 pm

    La Tech peaked at the right time last year, coming in the tournament with a losing rcord or near losing record and winning the WAC championship..

  239. Ralph May 6, 2009 7:24 pm

    my gametracker is still in the 6th inning….thanks for the up date, I guess there wasn’t a rain delay…

  240. Kazz May 6, 2009 7:28 pm


    Yes I know. As I noted above, I don’t “hope” they will win tomorrow, I “believe”.

    What didn’t help me out was that someone told me the game would be on KKEA 1420 and it wasn’t.

    Nothing worse than having no real access to an away game.

    It’s like that movie “Rookie of the Year” where the kid’s pitching coach locks himself in a locker while the big part of the game is happening and all he can do is bang on the walls while he hears the roar of the crowd through the walls.

    It’s torture to have to cheer from “a far”.

  241. Kazz May 6, 2009 7:30 pm


    Thanks for the updates though. Man, that seemed like a fast game…

  242. Garret May 6, 2009 7:37 pm

    jm2375, Liz, and other Tsaikos with Dish DVRs,

    Have you been to You can actually program your DVR over the web if your DVR is connected to the internet (I have it plugged into my cable modem since I do not have a phone line and don’t want to pay the fee). Searching for shows is easy with the grid, and you just click on it to set your DVR timer.

    This website won’t be officially announced until Friday, but I tried it out today and it already works fine for me. There is no fee for using the service.

  243. Garret May 6, 2009 7:38 pm


    It was probably good for you that you couldn’t hear or watch the game…that would have been a hard game to sit through!

  244. Kazz May 6, 2009 7:39 pm

    For some reason I thought ST hasn’t posted in a while is because he is getting ready for L&L…

    Forgot L&L is a pre-taped show…

    Ok, I think Kekoa is right, I am two pork hash short of the manapua combo at 7-11. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    All this insanity to release and no football for months!!! ๐Ÿ˜†

  245. Ralph May 6, 2009 7:42 pm

    just came to mind, baseball and softball girls are at Fresno together. Double the mojo for tomorrow, we’ll beat Fresno in both tomorrow….

  246. Garret May 6, 2009 7:43 pm


    Great to see you posting here again! Georgia has had so many good recruiting classes that you’ll reload quickly after losing Stafford/Moreno/etc.

    I saw that Georgia just gave a HUGE guarantee to another WAC school (about $1 mil for them to play in Georgia)…I would love for the Warriors to play at Georgia and get a payday like that. However, UH’s AD seems to have indicated before the Florida game last season that UH won’t be traveling too far east for road games…but maybe $1 million could convince UH otherwise!

  247. Ralph May 6, 2009 7:48 pm

    I think UH got less than 600K for the Florida game and coach Mac mentioned that normally a game like that on ESPN should have paid at least a million. the last AD botched the negotiations, clueless on the going rate for such games with the SEC

  248. Kazz May 6, 2009 7:49 pm


    May 6th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    It was probably good for you that you couldn’t hear or watch the game…that would have been a hard game to sit through!

    Not really. I’ve sat through some of their struggles at home earlier this season. The worst being in the 2009 Chevron Spring Fling Tournament against Cal-Berkley.

    In this tournament setting I’d rather have some access to the games via radio or TV of course, but NCAA softball doesn’t get any TV coverage this early on the post season.

    I like to feel that if they loose I loose too. Same with all our spectator sports (football, baskeball, volleyball, baseball, and softball). It makes it more personal, it makes me feel more connected with all our teams, it makes me feel better in that way.

    If any of our teams loose, I want to feel like I lost with them. I want to feel that loss as much as possible… as humanly possible (Hawaii Bowl 2008 was an exception as I had to leave late in the 4th to stop myself from jumping off the raining in the lodge section).

    We’ve all done it at some point. The vonCrappen years, some of JJ’s losing seasons, the Sugar Bowl, etc…


    Because… when we do win, we win together. It’s so much better. We as fans may not have real battle scars, but the emotional ones we do have. While it’s not really as bad as what the players feel, we do feel something. It may vary from fan to fan, but it’s still something.

    Sounds “lame” but that is the only way I can rationalize it.

  249. Kazz May 6, 2009 7:51 pm


    So you’re calling it then? Boise State beats Fresno State tomorrow?

    Ah… who cares. Both will eventually become the next victims… :mrgreen:

  250. Kazz May 6, 2009 7:56 pm


    Why do the people with the ugliest cars feel like they have to take up two stalls to prevent them from getting scratched? ๐Ÿ˜†

    Happens a lot in the Pearl Kai Shopping Complex parking lot.

  251. Ralph May 6, 2009 7:59 pm

    i thought Fresno vs bsu is tonight. nonetheless, FSU beats BSU, we beat FSU and the bows beat FSU.

  252. Ralph May 6, 2009 8:02 pm

    Kazz don’t pee on the ugliest car in the parking lot taking up two stalls…the last guy who did got stomped to death and his assailant got convicted of a misdemeanor and a one year sentence.

  253. Stephen Tsai May 6, 2009 8:05 pm

    That’s actually one of our photographers.
    Worse, he’s got the aisle parking.

  254. Garret May 6, 2009 8:06 pm


    The new CBS TV contract with the SEC means that they will be getting a LOT more money for each home game. They get no TV money for nonconference road games, but they do get TV money for nonconference home games. So, the SEC will be paying a lot more money for home games, and recently I’ve seen up to $1.2 million for a D-IAA or Sun Belt teams to play at SEC stadiums.

    HF really didn’t get enough for the contract with Florida, especially considering the travel costs. I like UH playing top opponents, but I’d like for UH to get paid the going rate for those deals. It is great that UH fans on the mainland (and in Hawaii) can easily see UH in Vegas, but I’m guessing UH doesn’t make much for playing in Vegas.

  255. Stephen Tsai May 6, 2009 8:07 pm

    Just after graduating from college, my mother-in-law bought me a car.
    I would wash it a couple of times a week, keep it out of the sun. You get the picture.
    My friend Harrison said I was being too fussy.
    So he spit on the car.
    And that ended the new-car feeling.
    I think I should spit on the car.

  256. Stephen Tsai May 6, 2009 8:10 pm

    Wow. I forgot about Chase Holbrook.
    Gee, Holbrook and Ian Johnson don’t get drafted.

  257. Garret May 6, 2009 8:11 pm

    It is hard to believe that Texas Tech’s QB may not even get into an NFL training camp. He still doesn’t have a contract…will he not even get a shot to play in a preseason game? Harrell was in the Browns rookie camp with David Veikune.

    The staff felt Harrell, who participated in rookie camp on a tryout basis, picked up the system quickly and has great potential, the source said. However, the team let him leave town without a contract, in part because it currently has four quarterbacks on the roster: Brady Quinn, Derek Anderson, Brett Ratliff and Richard Bartel.

    So, kind of a mixed bag there. They said they liked him, but they didn’t give him a contract, because they already have guys like Brett Ratliff and Richard Bartel. That’s kind of like a girl telling you, “Oh yeah, I really think you’re a sweet guy. So, yeah, I’ll be over in the corner making out with the guy in the upside-down visor.”

  258. Garret May 6, 2009 8:14 pm

    I cannot understand how UC San Diego could make such a high-profile admissions error again! First they sent acceptance notices to *all* high school applicants, including the list of people that were actually rejectedโ€ฆnow, they sent rejection notices to 607 transfer students they planned to accept! I’m glad that UH isn’t making this type of high-profile admissions errors, and I’m guessing some people in the Admissions department at UC-SD will be looking for a new job soon.

  259. Garret May 6, 2009 8:17 pm


    The NFL really is emphasizing measurables over college production. That helped people like Veikune and Mouton who had awesome measurables, but hurt Adam and Sol (and Colt/Bess/RGM/Rivers last year). I think that scouts really want to be able to cover themselves by being able to point to measurables if a draft pick is a bust…

  260. Garret May 6, 2009 8:17 pm

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

    Study found that watching two hours of TV per day doubles the chance a kid will get asthma.

  261. Garret May 6, 2009 8:18 pm

    Florida family cannot live in their $1.2 million home because the Chinese-made drywall is blamed for their constant illnesses over the past year and the drywall is emitting vapors that smell like rotten eggs. There are homeowner complaints about the Chinese-made drywall in over a dozen states, but the bulk of the homes that used that material are in Florida.

  262. Garret May 6, 2009 8:18 pm

    Survey found that 73% of Moms feel that advertisers donโ€™t really understand what it is like to be a Mom. The report states that Moms control 85% of household spending and are worth more than $2 trillion to US brands.

  263. Garret May 6, 2009 8:19 pm

    60% of people on Twitter abandon it within a month.

  264. Garret May 6, 2009 8:19 pm

    People in Michigan are getting very creative to make moneyโ€ฆone woman got $1,000 for her hair that she had planned to donate, plasma donations, medical trials, etc. If hair is worth that much, I wonder if it is better to donate the hair to Locks of Love or to sell the hair and donate the money?

  265. Garret May 6, 2009 8:19 pm

    Free play links pau.

  266. Garret May 6, 2009 8:21 pm

    I was unhappy to find out that NCAA Football 2010 will *not* be coming out for the Wii, especially considering the bugs they had in their 2009 version for the Wii. I guess now I can understand why Electronic Arts has to cut back on their development–they had 15% higher sales last year, but they still lost over $1 billion!

  267. DikenCider May 6, 2009 8:26 pm

    any1 see your blog host on lehey&lehey tonight? was it a new episode or a repeat?

  268. al โ„ข May 6, 2009 8:50 pm

    did anyone catch st on the leahey and leahey?

    posted on refrigerator was……


  269. al โ„ข May 6, 2009 8:53 pm

    oops. dikencider. didn’t see your post.

    but, yah. this was a new episode.

    btw. TSAI’S MATTERS was in reference if st ever did get his own column.

  270. madeinhawaii May 6, 2009 9:16 pm


    RE: that photo of a car taking two stalls.

    That may be a good idea for a column.. one called… “That’s Just Rude!” And have people send in pictures with comments of people being rude or breaking laws because they lack manners or are thoughtless. The person in charge pics the best pic of the day and the runner-ups.

  271. Stephen Tsai May 6, 2009 9:34 pm

    Today I was driving to KHET. I’m on University Avenue, in the left-turn late, at the Dole intersection .
    The truck in front stops โ€” no signal, no hand wave, nothing โ€” and the driver gets out, then starts putting cones behind his truck. He and his friend were changing one of the signs.

  272. Stephen Tsai May 6, 2009 9:35 pm

    By the way, today was UH’s Junior Day. I’ll post results in tomorrow’s blog.

  273. al โ„ข May 6, 2009 9:53 pm

    junior day?

  274. koakane™ May 6, 2009 9:53 pm

    evening tsai-ko sports fans, fuuud enthusiastic, spirits experts and general all around knowledgeable peeps……how was your day? know that each one of you made the 808 a better space and place.

    just checked the HHSSA state bball web site and not to my surprise the OIA seed always seem to have the ๐Ÿ˜ฎ harder road to the championship game. the powers ๐Ÿ˜ก to be have place two our of three ILH qualifies in their bracket. no wonder wnakama wrote “tourny is up for grabs” big duah. If PC is to make it to the finals and win it they have to beat all the ILH qualifiers. not saying it can’t be done but ghees louise have some compassion. their hard road begins tomorrow and I wish them well.

    off the stage now

    yep saturday approaching fast and man we all can use the wind down and more inu inu aka aka :mrgreen:

    welcome back frank if you made it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  275. al โ„ข May 6, 2009 9:55 pm

    on leahey and leahey….you mentioned that it was taking way too long to hire a women’s bb and men’s vb coach. i do agree, but, when delays happen it quite often entails some kind of political influence.

    jd, needs to just do the right thing and hire whom he sees fit to be the best candidate.

  276. al โ„ข May 6, 2009 9:58 pm

    btw, will the recently announcement of the baseball team’s poor apr scores put the screws in trap’s renegotiation?

  277. addahknowjoe May 6, 2009 9:59 pm

    Whatever the results may be of Junior Day, I’m just estatic that we have one!

    I still recall when Garret first mentioned the idea of how Texas coach Mac has been using the day to his advantage for years with great success.

    Pretty cool we’re doing it too.

  278. al โ„ข May 6, 2009 10:02 pm

    recent announcement.

  279. koakaneโ„ข May 6, 2009 10:06 pm

    On a personal note I would like to ask for your prayers on the safe recovery of a PC resident missing since sunday. I personally know this family and their two boys who played LL and bball for the high school. Just recently watched the OIA final with the father and his wife was there. Please keep her in your prays. Mahalo again.

  280. Stephen Tsai May 6, 2009 10:15 pm

    This actually was junior day for UH โ€” Rocky, Laupepa, Estes, etc.

  281. LT NS Sherlock May 6, 2009 10:18 pm

    Note to Kekoa:

    A Lieutenant (LT) in the Navy is not a butterbar, but an Ensign (ENS) is.

  282. SteveM May 6, 2009 10:34 pm

    After Rob25’s last report, Frank should be home around now.

    Welcome home Frank25!

  283. PowderPuff May 6, 2009 10:36 pm

    Touchdown…homerun!!! Yay, Frank and Rob!!! Welcome home, Frank25. Looking forward to meeting you on Saturday.

  284. d1ๅณถ May 6, 2009 10:40 pm

    Sheesh! You keep “score” of dat kine stuff, too? ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  285. Ralph May 6, 2009 10:41 pm

    Al two years in a row coach trap lost scholarships because of the APR. He is responsible for the entire program, a-z, all responsibilities and not limited to coaching duties

  286. Ralph May 6, 2009 10:44 pm

    UH baseball, like all NCAA baseball programs, is limited to 11.5 scholarships divided among the entire roster at the coaches discretion…don’t know UH dollar values for the 11.5 scholarships but any loss cuts off precious dollars for the players to earn as scholarship monies.

  287. Cindy (cenn) May 6, 2009 10:57 pm

    Welcome home, Frank! And I guess we will leave you two alone til Saturday. : )

  288. al โ„ข May 6, 2009 11:14 pm

    powderpuff….i have heard it mentioned as “hitting one out of the park”, you know not just your ordinary home run.

  289. PowderPuff May 6, 2009 11:22 pm

    Okay, I meant to say touchdown, but wanted to keep it “within the season,” too. Oh well…

    BTW Al – awesome meeting you!!!!!!!

  290. Kekoa May 6, 2009 11:47 pm

    Lt NS Sherlock ~ I stand corrected Lt. I apologize for the 0-1/0-2 mixup…however, I thought it was a careless ‘butterbar’ statement made by Lt. Allard in this case.

    I’ll bet the Navy commanders here will prolly use this as an opportunity despite what the good Lt. back there in the Pentagon thinks.

    They will surely think of a way this game can showcase what the Navy has done to impact the island and it’s local economy.

    Navy folks will travel with the team from near and far because it is a destination that has deep meaning to them in so many ways.

    I think most may have even served a tour here once upon a time. Nothing like coming back to see how their team measures up against Hawaii. (Did I mentioned the first Poly coach is in command?)

    Youngsters attending the game may be able to see the Navy personnel standing tall and looking sharp! Great time to strut your stuff there, Lt.

    Military members from the other branches of service will also be in attendance. They will stand proud along with retirees and veterans. For the Navy not to see this as a chance to hoist their flag a little higher is like…missing the boat. You might want to give them a wake up call.

    Whitey ~ Keep the Starship fleet on standby!

  291. al โ„ข May 6, 2009 11:51 pm

    powderpuff….its always good to meet the person behind the blog name. thanks.

  292. Kekoa May 7, 2009 12:15 am

    Al ~ PowderPuff is cuter than a speckled pup, huh?!…but boy, I heard from other Tsaiko’s she can really razz those umpires and opposing players! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  293. Kekoa May 7, 2009 12:17 am

    Ok…I caused enuff trouble for now. Time to go off to the land of nod. Goodnite all…

  294. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 7, 2009 12:52 am


    Wow, lotsa good stuffs today!

    Garret- thanks for all the updates on Dish. When I ordered HD a few months ago, they said we would be getting more channels this year. Glad to see them make good!

    I actually turned the TV on to check (before I read your post about waiting til Friday) and caught the last part of the L&L Show. Stephen looks better in HD and it was nice to hear him properly miked with no lag time!

    He truly is the Tsai-Meister… very knowledgeable and respected.

    So- I hope someone can let merv know where Pilares and Smith will be this summer. I am truly amazed at the HUGE following merv has back home in GA! He is like the pied piper of Greensboro. He is a real “local boy” – a real kamaaina of Georgia- knows the history and ventures into nature on a regular basis… AND knows all about Good Cooking!

    Seriously, merv and friends blew us all away before the Sugar Bowl. He could sing the UH fight song and plays a mean kazoo!

    Go Dawgs, woof, woof, woof!

    :mrgreen: ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜†

  295. wafan May 7, 2009 3:10 am

    A fine morning to all!

  296. wafan May 7, 2009 3:12 am

    Tsee you later . . . early day today. Tsigh.

  297. wafan May 7, 2009 3:26 am


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  299. wafan May 7, 2009 3:27 am

    Yay! 300!!!

    Whooshing away!!!

  300. brew808 May 7, 2009 3:30 am


    Hi wafan! ๐Ÿ™‚

  301. brew808 May 7, 2009 3:32 am

    Welcome home Frank! Have a wonderful R&R&R with Rob25, your ‘ohana, and all your friends!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜†

  302. brew808 May 7, 2009 3:36 am

    This is an unusual calendar date: 05/07/09 – (three consecutive odd numbers) – Oh, it’s also a special day….

    ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜†
    ~โ€ข~ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ Happy..Birthday..Lori!!! (Garret’s boss) ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ~โ€ข~
    ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜†

  303. brew808 May 7, 2009 3:38 am


    Well… it worked before…. ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

  304. brew808 May 7, 2009 3:39 am

    Everyone have a Tsaiko kind of day!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜†

  305. djmitcho May 7, 2009 4:46 am

    Good Morning Everyone! One more day closer to the weekend. Welcome Home Frank! Happy Birthday Lori!
    And to all those going to Richie’s for lunch, I’m jealous

  306. addahknowjoe May 7, 2009 5:50 am

    Congratulations Cassy on your third place finish!

    Gmornin’ Gang!

  307. jm2375 May 7, 2009 6:02 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    a-joe – you up early?

    Happy b-day Lori!!

    Work today, staying home yesterday helped. Still not sleeping really well.

  308. d1ๅณถ May 7, 2009 6:05 am

    Great Morning All!

    Happy Birthday Lori! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I wish the trade winds would come back today around lunch time….Richie’s no mo’ A/C! ๐Ÿ™
    ….but da fuud! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Okay djmitcho, maybe one side order mandoo foryoo ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Have a great day erryboddy!


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