Sunday ramblings

Since today is a holiday, let’s take over UH for a day. Here’s the plan:

• With Don Murphy taking (at least) a one-year break from running the Pigskin Pigout, UH is searching for a backup plan. One idea being floated is a telethon. Uh, no. That’s one step from standing at intersections with fishing nets. So how about reviving the Pigskin Pigout? But instead of a pricey event, throw a party. For a $10 entry fee, the Stan Sheriff Center becomes a club. There will be music and dancing. Profits — which will go to Na Koa — will come from sales of refreshments and pupus. And old RainBowTique items and (gently used) uniforms can be sold on the side.

• Sure, there’s supposed to be some sort of rule — which I’ve never actually read, by the way — that limits or bans media guides being distributed to recruits. The guides, in fact, are really yearbooks. So why not  publish the guides but only make them available for sale? Or …

• … what about producing a video yearbook? It could include highlights, interviews and more highlights. It’s not a guide, technically, so, hey, if it ends up in a recruit’s mailbox.

• We keep hearing about the Big Ten channel and Texas channel and … boooring. How about starting a Warrior channel? With the KFVE-Oceanic arrangement nearing the complicated stage, it would be the perfect time to take advantage of KFVE’s vault of UH videos. If not, create a Warrior-on-Demand channel, in which fans can purchase replays of past UH sporting events. And they don’t even have to be games that UH won. Wouldn’t you like to see the game in which Jim McMahon had that dazzling punt? Or to watch Marshall Faulk run? Or to see the BYU game in which a fight in the stands resulted in an entire section getting pepper sprayed?

• Sell ringtones of the narration of UH’s biggest events: Joe Correia’s sack against Fresno State in 1999; Colt’s decision to return to UH for his senior season; Riley interrupting the news conference to fire Wagner. At least it will put a smile on your face when an annoying co-worker is calling while Leahey’s voice booms: “How … sweet … it .. is.”

• It’s inevitable. Some guy is going to have a few too many, and crash the car leaving a UH sports event. Let’s set up a taxi stand, just like at the airport. And, just like at the airport, put out the taxi rights to bid.

• Sure, everybody wants to relive their youth. The answer? Fantasy football camp. For the campers, there will be meetings, video sessions and practices. Camp concludes with a 15-minute game at halftime of a real UH football game. And a former coach, like Bob Wagner, can serve as the camp’s head coach. Profits, of course, go to Na Koa.

• Everybody wants an exclusive fitness club. Welcome to the Warrior Club. For a fee, Regular Joes  can have access to the UH weight room. Proceeds go to the UH conditioning program.

• Set up a volunteer bureau. Schools, community centers, etc. can submit requests for speakers. A signup sheet is posted, and student-athletes can pick an event in which to participate. It would be part of their education. If you aspire a career in social work, communications or education, what better training than speaking to youths?


  1. Pomai July 4, 2010 2:18 am


  2. Pomai July 4, 2010 2:18 am

    and 2nd too

  3. Pomai July 4, 2010 2:24 am

    Wow I guess I’m the only one up.

  4. Pomai July 4, 2010 2:27 am

    “(gently used) uniforms” more better put them on ebay

  5. oxtail soup July 4, 2010 2:32 am

    Yeah, I would love a Warrior-on-Demand channel! I’d pay to see those old games again.

  6. Stephen Tsai July 4, 2010 2:35 am

    I’d want to see old games of Tee Williams, Yuval Katz, Garrett Gabriel …

  7. MichiganWarrior July 4, 2010 2:59 am

    Just got up, but not nearly as wide awake as I’d like to be. Happy & safe 4th, everyone!

  8. Pomai July 4, 2010 3:04 am

    That is one thing I think JD has got to look at, getting back the rights to all of UH sporting events. Until they do that it would be hard to have a PPV channel.

  9. cheepono July 4, 2010 3:13 am

    Top 10!

    Happy 4th of July everyone!

    Cheepono out.

  10. Committed Road Warrior July 4, 2010 3:18 am

    Wow. ST up after 2:30am? Odd (to me).

    Happy 4th to everyone!

  11. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 4, 2010 3:33 am

    Really early good morning everyone. Mahalo to some stupid lolobird who just blew up about $500 worth of bombs. Cannot get back to sleep – hope the saawhole blew off his hand.

    Like your first suggestion – get 5000K fans there payng $15 admission plus another $10 in for food & drink and Na Koa can clear at least $75K after all expenses.

    Is it too late to plan something like this season?

  12. Garret July 4, 2010 3:34 am

    A Warrior-on-Demand channel would be good, but it wouldn’t work for fans on the mainland. We’ve talked about having UH partner with K5 to sell DVDs of past UH games, but that hasn’t happened either. One problem is that there is a production cost that has to be incurred for every game offered, so if there isn’t a big demand for a specific game then UH could lose money on that game by making it available.

    Another problem is that all road games, ESPN game, bowl games, etc., would not belong to K5. The rights fees would then be much more expensive and even schools like Florida and Texas don’t have enough demand to make it work.

    If UH really wants to make additional money, they need to have the archival game rights written into their next TV contract. Then they can have the rights to sell DVDs of each game…right now I don’t think that UH has those rights, which makes it complicated and more expensive.

    The final Southwest Conference TV contract and the first Big 12 TV contract had something like that written in, so fans of a school like Texas could buy VHS tapes of individual games or subscribe to the entire season. I purchased the tape for the first Big 12 title game (Texas vs. Nebraska), which included the entire ABC TV broadcast with the announcers and everything, so I know this type of thing is possible.

    Unless it is written into the conference TV contract, and the next K5/Oceanic contract, UH won’t have the rights to the big games that matter most to the fans. For example, if/when UH beats USC in to season opener, that will be an ESPN game and K5/Oceanic/UH won’t have rights to rebroadcast it or show it in the future.

  13. Garret July 4, 2010 3:45 am

    Having a big party at the SSC sounds like a great idea and something that would bring in new money to UH. UH should do something like that every year if they could, even if there is a Pigskin Pigout in future years.

    Is UH allowed to do that type of thing at the SSC? WassupDoc has mentioned that UH is limited in the number of days they can have events on campus, one reason why the softball and baseball teams can have games that overlap times.

  14. 99club July 4, 2010 3:46 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…

    I still like the idea of getting more money for home games since we have a monopoly on the time slot. Late Night with the Warriors.

    60 days.

  15. 99club July 4, 2010 3:52 am

    Rainbow Dancers car wash. $100 a car. Done.

  16. Garret July 4, 2010 3:55 am

    Very interesting tidbit in the HSA today about how the opponent UH plays can affect PPV sales.

    Then, there is the issue of who UH plays. Witness individual pay-per-view sales of just 396 for the football game with Central Arkansas last season.

  17. RainbowCliff July 4, 2010 4:18 am

    Good morning Tsaiko Nation & Happy Independence Day !

    Beautiful LA morning with temperatures in the mid 60’s and early 70’s
    as cool overcast all day with sunny rays to hopefully break through
    later afternoon. Quite unusual weather this time of the month.

    All the mention events to raise money sounds GREAT but will some one
    from UH take Mr Tsai plan and put it to ACTION as money is needed and
    time is of essence !

    I and Mrs. RainbowCliff have two retro Hawaii jerseys courtesy of NaKoa
    as auctioning them off with opening bid at $100.00 will get you rolling
    good in the kala as well as video tapes of past games that Mr. Tsai has
    listed is a GREAT idea in absence of your annual pig skin event.

    The Hawaii Festival will be coming up here in Torrance at Alondra Park
    July 17th and 18th as I and UH local alums will be volunteering the booth
    as UH Apparel and Hawaii literature will be items for sale as profits are use
    for the LA Chapter goes for functions to support UH here in Los Angeles.

    Will have my “hawkeyes” wide open for young athletic talent as ALL of LA
    polynesian culture come out for this Festive Hawaiian time as music, food
    and all kinds of Hawaii merchandise is for sale !

    Really love this event as for two days Alondra Park becomes the Aloha
    Flea Market of Torrance, California. Have a GREAT 4th good folks as I
    am off to play my Tennis and indulge on some good barbecue !

  18. Garret July 4, 2010 4:31 am

    By the way, SMU just denied admission to 2 of their high school recruits that were supposed to start in the Fall. Both recruits were NCAA qualifiers and one of the recruits who was denied admission last week immediately go a scholarship from a *BCS AQ school* (so, he was an AQ-quality recruit). There are some *very* upset boosters right now and one person who works for the fundraising side of SMU who is discussing how they are upset.

    The really interesting part of this is that they are planning on purchasing a full-page ad in the Dallas Morning News to make SMU’s administration look bad about this…and they are saying that JJ might *quit* SMU after this season over this.

    My understanding is they based their decision on a low SAT score and that’s all. He’s NCAA eligible, so he should be SMU eligible – this is ridiculous.

    I’ve known Jeremy since I coached him in Little League. He’s an incredible athlete and an excellent young man. He committed to SMU last summer and has told all other schools that he’s not interested. For SMU to renege on its commitment for no good reason is pathetic.

    Other schools are going to use this against SMU in recruiting and I know at least one high school coach (with several former athletes in the NFL and in D1 schools) who probably won’t let SMU on their campus. I doubt Jones is going to stay after this stupidity, either

    He was taking his traditional condecending attitude toward the problem, when a group visited with him and informed him that they were sponsoring a full-page article in the DMN, that would be extremely unflattering to him and SMU–broken promises, no leadership, and the rift in the university community, including an elitist attitude bespeaking of racism, etc.

    I can assure you that our program is in serious trouble and that the coaches will not stay. It is one thing to declare an athlete the doesn’t attend class or do the work inelgible, quite another to arbitrarily raise the bar on admission the day before the student is to arrive! This boy gave us his commitment a year ago, his bags were packed and he fulfilled the NCAA requirements.

    Get mad, get real mad and do something about it or you can kiss the fan sites goodbye along with SMU athletics and Turner’s plan to double our endowment.

  19. Garret July 4, 2010 4:36 am

    By the way, the “He” mentioned in the last quote is SMU’s President, and SMU’s boosters were not happy with his response to this issue when they met with him. Remember, the boosters are paying JJ’s entire $2 million salary, SMU isn’t paying JJ at all…and the boosters have had SMU setting record levels of donations during both years that JJ has been their coach.

    It might be interesting to follow this issue…especially if JJ could be looking for another job after the season and he will have several options. He already has boosters paying his $2 million salary and donors giving more than $5 million in additional donations to their football program.

  20. Garret July 4, 2010 4:37 am

    La Tech is upgrading its facilities to compete with C-USA teams.

    Dooley knew for Tech to compete athletically with schools like TCU, SMU and Southern Miss, he had to be able to offer the same things, especially in regard to facilities.

    Dooley has since departed for greener pastures and bigger “things” in Tennessee, but the legacy he began in Ruston took a giant step forward on Tuesday with the announcement that Tech will launch a $20 million fundraising campaign to construct a 90,000-plus square foot multipurpose facility to serve athletics on the campus. The structure, located in the south end zone, is expected to move Bulldogs and Lady Techsters athletics to the forefront of non-BCS schools.

    When completed, the structure should compare favorably with SMU’s Paul B. Loyd, Jr. All-Sports Center, the Southern Miss Athletic Center and TCU’s Dutch Meyer Athletic Complex and Abe Martin Academic Enhancement Center.

  21. Garret July 4, 2010 4:39 am

    They say that their new facilities will be the best in the WAC…but they aren’t shooting for the best in the WAC, they are trying to be as good as C-USA schools.

    Van De Velde said he hopes fundraising will take less than the projected 24 months to complete and that donors will give more than the currently required $20 million.

    “This fills our plate right now, but there’s always a ‘next,'” Van De Velde said. “It’ll be a definite boost to recruiting with a beautiful hall of fame area just as you enter the club section. It’s an easy sell because this will have such a huge impact on our university. It will transform the athletic program. Our fans will take such pride when they come back to see this.

    “As far as our WAC schools, it will put us right at the top. But as you know, that’s a moving target, but some of them have things planned.”

  22. MichiganWarrior July 4, 2010 4:58 am

    #12… There’s a lot of DVD’s and VHS’s of specific Michigan football seasons, Michigan State basketball seasons, and even Michigan v. Ohio State games… all for sale in several chain stores here in Michigan.
    Funny thing is that most of it will just sit on the racks unless and until the team(s) are actually doing good, or it’s Christmas sales season. Other than that, sales of this stuff is really quite anemic.
    But, as you say, in order for UH to capitalize down the road, they need this added into every contract from here on out. There are so many fans living away from home, and yet the only games we have are the ones we were fortunate to have taped ourselves, off of the tv.

  23. MichiganWarrior July 4, 2010 5:01 am

    #13… I know that lots of you live in town or on “that side” of the island, but… with more attention and development in and around UH West, why couldn’t we have a couple of events throughout the year (or at least the summer)? One at UHManoa and one at UHWest out in Kapolei. There are tons of UH fans out on the Leeward side that would love to participate in these things, but look at driving into town as a hassle. We need all the fans that these kinds of community pep rallies can muster!

  24. 99club July 4, 2010 5:03 am

    This may have been posted before, but I just noticed that the Colorado game will be broadcast on Fox College Sports. USC on ESPN, Army on CBS College Sports, and now Colorado on Fox College Sports. Not bad!

  25. MichiganWarrior July 4, 2010 5:09 am

    #20 and #21… WOW!!! Guess we can start with these little block parties, but our eventual goal should be on the same scale as what LaTech and SMU are doing!!!

  26. Last Call July 4, 2010 5:37 am

    For every new idea that comes from a fan and helps UH athletics they will give you 50 excuses why it can’t happen.

  27. Annoddah Dave July 4, 2010 6:15 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs,

    Last Call is right but there are those who are committed that band together to make it happen. That is the American way. The small core of people make things happen with no thought of themselves but rather the larger and greater good. That is why people like Don Murphy are indeed rare. Equally, the American way are those who are “too busy” or think they are “too important” to be giving of their time and efforts to help an organization. Even some of the Tsaiko events end up helping UH sports. While not mega-bucks, a nickel here and a nickel there, soon you have a dollar!

  28. MichiganWarrior July 4, 2010 6:22 am

    Just because we may be given excuses at every turn doesn’t mean we’ll just give up either. I’m sure, similarly, you’ve heard the term, “Where there’s a will… there’s a way”. By constantly brainstorming, the input of many can be shaped to form a single plan that can be put into motion. That’s what it’s all about.

  29. d1shima July 4, 2010 6:43 am

    Great Morning All!

    Interesting ramblings.

  30. d1shima July 4, 2010 6:53 am


    It seems like there really are some problems developing in Dallas.

  31. Maverick July 4, 2010 7:20 am

    Happy 234th Birrrfday America! We remain the land of the free because of our brave.
    Wishing everyone here the most safest and memorable Independence Day.

    So with the fast growing market of Direct tv subsribers, are they ( me included) left in the dust with this Oceanic agreement?

  32. Maverick July 4, 2010 7:23 am

    Ohhhh, the Marshall Faulk memories.
    Will San Diego St. get football back on track? Sure would be nice to see that school back in the wac. But the state of Calif. needs to fix their financial issues first. Maybe pigs will be flying before this happens.

  33. puuloke July 4, 2010 7:42 am

    UH Athletics is the only game in-state (not only in town, like you Oahu people like to think). Figure out ways to expand the appeal to the neighbor islands, and this just might offset some of the athletic dept deficits. Join with HAL and offer a ticket/travel package and give HAL some major free advertising credits. Schedule games at neighbor island venues. Hold large screen closed circuit productions with tailgaiting and entertainment. We’ve only got one DI school, and its athletic exploits need to be better shared with the whole state. I bet UH will find more appreciative fans on the neighbor islands, than those fairweather, win-or-I stay-home fans on Oahu.

  34. madeinhawaii July 4, 2010 7:53 am

    Instead of just football.. why not open up all the Gyms and have a “Coaches Weekend”? Use projectors to show some of the best moments in every sport. Give fans and prospective student athletes the opportunity to meet the coaches and some of the alumni. Refreshments served by vendors who pay for kiosks. Sell scripts for games and foods. “Learn the game” seminars in small classrooms every hour.

    I say project the away games at different schools throughout Hawaii. Admission $10 adults, $5 students. Vendors pay for space to sell food, refreshments and knick-nacks. No Alcohol since kids will be around. Schools keep 1/2 of admission for their athletic programs.

  35. Da Punchbowl Kid July 4, 2010 7:55 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Happy Fourth of July to everyone!

    Puuloke, you have some great ideas!

  36. madeinhawaii July 4, 2010 7:55 am

    Shoots.. show all the PPV games at various school cafeterias or gyms… same fees… schools keep 1/2 of all profits for athletic programs… Nakoa gets the rest.

  37. Da Punchbowl Kid July 4, 2010 7:56 am

    Good Morning MIH!

  38. madeinhawaii July 4, 2010 7:57 am

    Morning DPK…

    Morning all!

  39. Da Punchbowl Kid July 4, 2010 7:59 am

    Garret –

    Your 18 and 19…
    I wonder if the writer truly believes this would cause JJ’s departure. If JJ did leave… 😉

  40. gigi-hawaii July 4, 2010 8:00 am

    Great ideas by a lot of people, not only ST. Maybe, somebody should print these suggestions and mail them to Jim Donovan.

  41. Da Punchbowl Kid July 4, 2010 8:13 am

    Morning Gigi!

    Happy Fourth!

  42. Da Punchbowl Kid July 4, 2010 8:15 am

    Interesting article on Oceanics’ possible plans regarding taking over all UH sports broadcasts.
    Maybe that’s why Dashefsky is on board…

  43. gigi-hawaii July 4, 2010 8:15 am

    morning, DPK! Working on a New screenplay today?

  44. 99club July 4, 2010 8:35 am

    I was in Korea when Marshall Faulk went wild against us. One of my friends had a good one when he joked that Marshall Faulk went to the sidelines asking the coach to take him out: “Coach, I’m not a miler!” Nope, don’t want to see that one again!

  45. chopsueyboy July 4, 2010 8:37 am

    Happy 4th of July Tsai-kos!

  46. chopsueyboy July 4, 2010 8:38 am


  47. A-joe July 4, 2010 8:38 am

    I love it! These are all the topics that we’ve discussed on and off the blog for the past several years. Now, more than ever, do they all make sense to undertake.

    Keep all these ideas in the forefront. Lets do something and make these ideas happen!

    JD, Kinda Shy- you two reading this morning? =)

  48. RainbowCliff July 4, 2010 8:38 am

    WOW Great Folks I come back from playing some good tennis
    and you got AWESOME Idels in which UH should open up and
    HEAR YOU !

    No doubt of UH fans on the neighborhood Islands and UH is the
    ONLY game in town with no other Division I school as that is
    why I LOVED playing for you because of your EXUBERANCE to
    ALL UH athletic teams !

    When you had Hawaiian Islanders it was UH and when you had
    the Volcanoes it was UH as well as the Pro Bowl ALWAYS UH !

    This LOYALTY is contagious as LA is full of Hawaii supporters
    and FANS as I can attest it to one thing “The Love For Their TEAM” !
    is second to none as UCLA nor USC has this DESIRE or PASSION !

    Simply The Best, Better Then All The Rest !

    Let’s Go BOWS !

  49. chopsueyboy July 4, 2010 8:42 am

    I would love UH games on demand.
    how about a dvd on the undefeated season?

  50. Garret July 4, 2010 8:47 am

    Shoots.. show all the PPV games at various school cafeterias or gyms… same fees… schools keep 1/2 of all profits for athletic programs… Nakoa gets the rest.


    I hope that you keep in mind that UH does *not* own the rights to the PPV broadcasts. UH doesn’t have the ability to split the profits from alternate venues since the money is supposed to go to Oceanic. Schools could see if they qualify as a business venue to Oceanic and they can pay the business rate (like a sports bar) to get the PPV broadcasts. However, then the schools can keep all the money and have no reason to give half to Na Koa.

  51. Stephen Tsai July 4, 2010 8:50 am

    I think for K5 telecasts, K5 owns the footage, but UH owns the release rights, which is why UH would be entitled to some money from a Warrior-on-Demand channel. The channel also could have a rotating menu each month of five football games and five from select other sports.
    I think the Leahey and Leahey, and vintage coaches shows could be available for order.
    There also could be theme weeks. They could have a menu of the best UH outings against Louisiana Tech, or the best Senior Nights.

  52. Shoko July 4, 2010 8:50 am

    Puuloke says:
    “Join with HAL and offer a ticket/travel package and give HAL some major free advertising credits.”

    I like this idea. Establish advertising partnerships with local companies. Given the tough economy, local businesses are suffering just as UH’s athletic department. Maybe its time to join together where everyone benefits.

  53. madeinhawaii July 4, 2010 8:55 am


    Schools seldom run these things (craft fairs/food fairs) by themselves. So it would behoove Na Koa to make the arrangements. The school is only interested in what they might get out of it, it seems that they really want minimal involvement. They’d probably accept Vendor base fees and a small percentage of viewer receipt fees.

  54. madeinhawaii July 4, 2010 8:56 am

    How does Direct TV get to telecast Warrior Games if Oceanic has the rights?

  55. Stephen Tsai July 4, 2010 8:59 am

    There’s only one Don Murphy.
    And his wife is amazing, too.
    It isn’t just the financial burden of putting on the Pigskin Pigout. It’s the work before and after the party. There’s the setup and then the cleanup. When everybody is gone, it’s Murphy and his staff sweeping Merchant Street at 1 in the morning.
    It would be kind of cool for coaches and administrators to stick around putting away tables and chairs, you know, sort of what our blog readers do after our parties and tailgates.

  56. madeinhawaii July 4, 2010 8:59 am

    If Oceanic takes over from K5 does that mean no more Jim Leahey?

  57. A-joe July 4, 2010 9:00 am

    BTW- Just read in PBN

    -Star Advertiser publisher, Dennis Francis said, “eventually there will be a pay component to our online site” but that it was “sometime down the road.”

    If Honolulu’s sole daily newspaper begins charging access to its site, which is currently free, it will join hundreds of other dailies in the U.S. that are flirting with the same idea as they seek more steady sources of income.

    The New york Times plans to start charging for its website next year, and Denver-based MediaNews Group plans to to launch a test of a pay wall at two of its dailies in California and Pennsylvania next month.

    Closer to home, eBay founder Pierre Omidayer’s online news site Honolulu Civil Beat launched in May with a $19.99 per month pay wall and later added two lower points- $1.49 for daily access and .99 cents for access to the site’s discussion areas. The site uses Pay Pal.

  58. gigi-hawaii July 4, 2010 9:05 am


    But I already pay/subscribe to the printed newspaper. So I would be charged twice by reading it online?

  59. roysan16 July 4, 2010 9:09 am

    Re-Fund raising idea for UH.

    My proposition would be for the school to have a mega carnival.

    Hold it yearly during a bye weekend during the season.

    Have current students, alumni, supporters and volunteers man the booths.

    As an added attraction have coaches and popular players, past and present, designated at certain booths to draw more people to the carnival.

    Have local musicians turn out and play in lending their support to the UH.

    Have local restaurants feature their cuisines and specialties at the carnival.

    Have cake sale, chili sale, book sale, plant sale etc, etc.

    Holding the carnival during a bye week leading up to the homecoming game would be great if it it’s logistically possible. So that way the school could unite the homecoming crowd with the carnival and the festivities, like pep rallies, leading up to the homecoming game.

    Remember I want this to be a mega carnival, biggest one ever. So publicize it so that the tourists in Waikiki will flock over to Manoa. Run buses and shuttles to the campus. This is doable.

  60. Stephen Tsai July 4, 2010 9:11 am

    Great idea, Roysan.
    Would you have it at Aloha Stadium or UH’s grass fields?

  61. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 4, 2010 9:11 am

    Gigi – why don’t YOU print out the ideas and send them on to Jim Donovan. Or copy & paste them and send them by e-mail.

    If there’s any interest in having an event at The Stan similar to what has been described here, then I am willing to take on the responsibility of being on the event planning team as long as the date selected does not interfere with other events I’m chairing or coordinating during the campaign season or as part of my work – including a major community service project over Admission Day weekend in August and another one on October 10.

    Are we only talking football here? Or will all sports benefit? I’d prefer the lattere because I want to support women’s sports, but no matter what, my offer is good.

  62. Pomai July 4, 2010 9:17 am

    #57 A-joe, well I guess that would be the end of the SA as far a I’m concerned. Just have to watch the news on TV then, but then I don’t really care about the news as there is very few stories worth reading about, most of them are depressing.

  63. Stephen Tsai July 4, 2010 9:19 am

    I think the key would be to offer elements to an online site that are different from the print version. We try to do it on this blog, where we — and I mean all of our readers, too — contribute our own content and opinion.

  64. Garret July 4, 2010 9:20 am

    How does Direct TV get to telecast Warrior Games if Oceanic has the rights?

    Does Dish or DirecTV get to have its users subscribe to PPV? I’m pretty sure the answer is NO to that. One reason why cable systems try to spend so much on sports content is that they can shut out satellite, FiOS, U-Verse, and other competitors.

    That could mean that in the future, satellite customers in Hawaii might be permanently shut out of seeing all Warrior home games that are not on ESPN or GamePlan. Road games can be seen through the TV deal for the opponent.

  65. Pomai July 4, 2010 9:22 am

    Roysan16 I don’t know about having active players helping out, that might run into a compliance issue, but the rest is doable.

  66. Garret July 4, 2010 9:22 am

    If newspapers cannot get readers to pay for their articles, their business model may not work much longer and many will go out of business. That is why so many newspapers are looking at charging for content…some that concluded that readers wouldn’t pay to read them decided to shut the newspaper down.

    Gigi, the plans I’ve read for other newspapers makes it *free* for subscribers to the print edition. Only non-subscribers would pay to read it online.

  67. Pomai July 4, 2010 9:26 am

    I have said it before and I’ll say it again, JD needs to hold some good old fashion “town hall meetings” with the fans, a lot of fans have good ideas, some can do others not, but if you can earn(profit) a few bucks then your a few bucks richer than you where before. Not all fundraisers have to be making six figures.

  68. Stephen Tsai July 4, 2010 9:28 am

    If I were in charge, I would turn the SA into a news-distribution service, like the Associated Press. Instead of selling stories to Internet readers, I would sell them to the radio and television stations. Too often, stations use stories posted on a newspaper’s breaking-news section.

  69. Pomai July 4, 2010 9:28 am

    #66 Garret, that wouldn’t be the end of the world. The only good thing coming out of the newspaper is the sports anyway.

  70. SteveM July 4, 2010 9:28 am

    Good morning everyone!

    ST’s on a roll today… great!

  71. Stephen Tsai July 4, 2010 9:35 am

    One of the advantages of satellite companies is they can charge less. If UH sportscasts are only available on cable, then services like DirecTV would have to pay Oceanic a fee, which then could be passed to subscribers. All part of business. Is it fair? Well, is it fair that the NFL channel and fall runs of “Friday Night Lights” are only available on DirecTvV?

  72. Slugger July 4, 2010 9:37 am

    Happy Fourth of July, gangeez! Have a safe day out there.


    I think you should send your suggestions in to JD, Katahara, and whoever has a hand in making things happen at UH. A phone-a-thon to retain your season tickets holders is apropos, but to generate funds just to support Athletics is a stretch. In receiving calls from my alma maters (HS, college), I’m more inclined to donate in support student scholarships, although some big building funds get my support. I think the UH needs to reserve the phone-a-thons for big University-wide funding drives. Having a public event at the SSC that doesn’t cost much, I think, would be a moneymaker. Play some of the old games on the screens around the arena; can they play different films on individual screens? Have the current players, alumni & coaches (past & present) at multiple ‘stations’ for a meet & greet.

    I’ve offered to continue volunteering with Na Koa, but haven’t heard anything from them…

  73. Stephen Tsai July 4, 2010 9:38 am

    ST needs a new hobby since his bowling has entered the suckage stage.
    I’m going to try to be reporter for a while. See how that works out.

  74. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 4, 2010 9:40 am

    Whoops!!! lattere = latter

    Back in the day, I was the faculty co-chair for a carnival – nowhere as big as the Punahou one, but still huge. Putting on a carnival requires money, time, money, planning expertise, money, an all-year-long commitment, and finally money. By closing night, I was ready to leap off Diamond Head because of the stress.

    Coming back to Roysan’s suggestion to hold a mega-event during the week before homecoming is not feasible. For starters, this season the football team is on the road during that week. The bye week this season is in mid-November and the weather is too chancy during November through January in Manoa. The game schedule isn’t released until late April so that essentially leaves only about six months to get things together.

    Furthermore, there’s a problem coordinating with the Wahine volleyball schedule in the fall OR basketball, men’s volleyball & the diamond sports in the spring. Then, of course, there are the various public/private school carnivals as well.

    If we want all the teams present, then the only time to plan such an event would be in August.

    One possibility would be to plan a modified verson of the event at The Stan and The Les over Admission Day weekend with live music, food, and all kinds of activities discussed above to bring in attractions.

    Starting to plan it now for the summer of 2011 really would work. In the meantime, it could be possible to put together a much less complex event this summer – if the decision were made this coming week.

    There are no restrictions other than competing events in using The Stan now that the City’s administrative rules have been changed.

  75. Stephen Tsai July 4, 2010 9:40 am

    Maybe Na Koa needs to start a volunteer program.

  76. Stephen Tsai July 4, 2010 9:43 am

    There are a lot of seniors who would love to help UH, but don’t have a lot of money to contribute. For instance, any chance to use volunteers as ushers at games? Ticket takers? Cleanup crew?

  77. roysan16 July 4, 2010 9:43 am


    Having it at UH would be a more of a school spirit kind of thing than having it at Aloha Stadium. There would be more of a fervor, excitement and atmosphere at UH. Yes open up the grass fields, the SCC, and the Murakami Stadium.I think people would open their wallets more when they can directly see where their money is going. Adding to what I wrote, yes even an auction similar to what Don Murphy does would be an benefit for UH. Drawing the public and even tourist to UH campus may have some intrinsic value, too.

  78. Stephen Tsai July 4, 2010 9:44 am

    Or B-I-N-G-O.

  79. Stephen Tsai July 4, 2010 9:46 am

    Carnival would work.
    Best thing is it would give the Lower Campus a nice aroma with all of that food cooking.
    Let’s face it, the Lower Campus just doesn’t have a good aroma. Well, except during basketball games when you can smell those garlic fries.

  80. Shoko July 4, 2010 9:47 am

    Joey Chestnut ran away from the competition and won his fourth consecutive Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, N.Y.

    After consuming 54 hot dogs and buns, the American walked away with the mustard-yellow belt and $30,000.

    Chestnut’s main rival, six-time champ Takeru Kobayashi, never competed. He was unable to reach a contract agreement with Major League Eating.

    Kobayashi was at the event, and went on stage after the competition. Police officers tried to drag him away as he held onto barricades and he was taken into custody, The Associated Press reported.

    “If he were a real man he’d be on the stage,” Chestnut told ESPN. “There’s no reason for him not to be here.”

    Does anyone think this is a sport? Anyway, this massive carnival Roysan was speaking of could have a eating contest (portuguese sausage?). No football players tho.

  81. madeinhawaii July 4, 2010 9:51 am

    Ah.. too bad we didn’t have a carnival back in the Dobelle/Frazier/and what’s her name Chancellor’s days… we could have had three dunk the person booths with super long lines of people willing to pay $$$$ at a shot to dunk each of em.

  82. Garret July 4, 2010 9:51 am

    If UH sportscasts are only available on cable, then services like DirecTV would have to pay Oceanic a fee, which then could be passed to subscribers.


    There are many examples where the cable system *refuses* to let the satellite companies show their sporting events no matter what money is offered. There are lawsuits going on right now where Dish/DirecTV/FiOS/U-Verse are suing cable companies for things like the channel that shows some Philadelphia professional sports teams. DirecTV doesn’t let cable systems buy the NFL Sunday ticket for any fee. Dish has movie channels that nobody else has.

    If Hawaii satellite subscribers cannot get UH broadcasts of the games, that will be a big selling point for Oceanic. I believe that they already keep PPV off satellite, so satellite subscribers cannot get it for any fee. That costs Oceanic and UH money, but is probably smart business for Oceanic.

  83. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 4, 2010 9:53 am

    Ahem – The B-Game is gambling and all the NONOs would come crashing down on your head. Same with fund-raising raffles.

    If we want to have even these modest kinds of legalized gambling here in Hawai`i, it will take a major well-organized effort to get the Legislature to agree. The same people who oppose civil unions have already indicated to legislators that any attempt to allow even bingo for cash would bring their supporters down to the Capitol in full force.

    Poor people have to be protected from the leeches who want to steal their rent money by buying into weekly bingo games plus we have to keep organized crime from coming into our state bringing drugs & guns & prostitution along with the bingo cards.

  84. Garret July 4, 2010 9:53 am

    #66 Garret, that wouldn’t be the end of the world. The only good thing coming out of the newspaper is the sports anyway.


    If the newspapers fold, that means all the sportswriters will be out of jobs.

  85. SteveM July 4, 2010 9:55 am

    July 4th, 2010 at 8:00 am
    Great ideas by a lot of people, not only ST. Maybe, somebody should print these suggestions and mail them to Jim Donovan.

    gigi-hawaii — that was my first thought, along with sending to Na Koa and a lot of key people. Plus it should be a HA sports story…or if dismissed a pure opinion piece, at least in Ferd’s column. Then…

    …I realized that ST’s suggestions just went out world-wide via his blog.

    In Hawaii, the principals and/or their aides and employees read The Warrior Beat. The suggestions will probably be office talk and in hard copy on the boss’s desk by tomorrow.

    ST just planted a lot of seeds. We’ll see what grows. 🙂

    …or help something grow. 👿

  86. BleedGreen808 July 4, 2010 10:00 am

    Happy 4th of July everyone!

  87. Stephen Tsai July 4, 2010 10:04 am

    Just saw highlights of the hot dog eating contest.
    I was in a pizza eating contest several years ago. i actually was winning until 1) Vili put his extra pieces on my plate. 2) I ate the extra pieces not realizing they were stained with his paint. I was sick for a week.
    That also was the night an Aloha Stadium usher wouldn’t let me enter from the press area. I was like, it’s a free event.
    You know, volunteer senior ushers wouldn’t be that rude.

  88. curveball July 4, 2010 10:08 am ooppps..dont drink and drive in Georgia

  89. Slugger July 4, 2010 10:08 am

    #77 & #79 >

    After an event on Lower Campus, we’d need all the volunteers to show up for a cleanup, Manoa Makeover-style. Lots of trash generated from events like that.

  90. RedZone July 4, 2010 10:08 am

    Where do they get the kind of fireworks that sound like dynamite?

  91. Stephen Tsai July 4, 2010 10:08 am

    I know Bob Coolen would show up for the cleanup.

  92. MichiganWarrior July 4, 2010 10:09 am

    Don’t ignore the fans (and money) on the Leeward side. There’s more than enough entertainers and athletes that come from the west side to run a separate event at UHWest. From Ewa Beach/Iroquois Point, out to Waipahu, up to Mililani, and all the way back across to Waianae, we’re talking about a ton of fans who don’t want to spend an hour driving into town, and would rather make the short trip out to Kapolei to attend a UH Carnival or AllSports Fan Clinic.
    There’s a reason why it’s being billed as Hawaii’s Second City.

  93. gigi-hawaii July 4, 2010 10:11 am


    Hubby has been watching the Nathan’s Hot Dog Contest for the past 3-4 years. He watched it today.

    He said the contest IS A SPORT!!!

    It does not have to be hot dogs. There could be a sushi contest, also.

  94. Slugger July 4, 2010 10:12 am

    Hey, Koakane!

    There’s a darts tournament on TV. 😛

  95. RedZone July 4, 2010 10:16 am

    About Mililani just found out the they are going to upgrade the stadium. They are going to put astro turf.

  96. RedZone July 4, 2010 10:27 am

    2.5 mil funded for improvements.

  97. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 4, 2010 10:31 am

    The artificial turf is being replaced after the 2011 Pro Bowl. The brand of turf will be determined by the winning bid. If you’re interested in submitting a bid or even just tracking, call the the Department of Accounting & General Services office and ask to be put on their procurement mailing list.

  98. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 4, 2010 10:34 am

    Also, partial funding for the project is provided by the NFL.

  99. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 4, 2010 10:36 am

    May have mid-read RedZone’s comment – I was talking about Aloha Stadium. However, DAGS will still be the administrative agency for other state-owned property.

  100. RedZone July 4, 2010 10:45 am

    My mistake I meant Mililani High School stadium.

  101. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 4, 2010 10:50 am



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  102. Slugger July 4, 2010 11:10 am

    I’ve forgotten who put out this suggestion, but I think it has merit:

    Open up the SSC for UH away football games; charge admission; have the concession stands open; open seating to view the game with thousands of your fellow UH supporters. [Fix the center scoreboard, if it’s to be used to for viewing.] A few theatres are doing this, why not UH?

  103. A-joe July 4, 2010 11:13 am

    WassupDoc- Mahalo for the Mililani field info.

  104. A-joe July 4, 2010 11:15 am

    Slugger Thank you for bringing up that suggestion.

  105. Slugger July 4, 2010 11:18 am

    #92 –

    Is there a UH facility on the Wessai that could handle an away game viewing? UH could send it’s mobile Rainbowtique trailer out there to sell UH gear, while at the SSC, the Rainbowtique store would be open.

    Why not?

    You could set up a small kiddie play area on the arena floor (roped off & with protective floor covering) for parents bringing their kids. Children don’t like sitting in seats. Let them play where you can watch them from your seat.

  106. Mr C July 4, 2010 11:24 am

    Is there a fix or link to access your blog from my blackberry?
    Ever since star took over, I can’t access from my phone.
    Let me know, thanks.

  107. chawan_cut July 4, 2010 11:56 am

    Happy 4th!
    Thank you to A-House, BG, Kekoa, SailorBlue, (and their families) and all the others that are/have serving/served our country to allow us to enjoy today!

  108. Don Weir July 4, 2010 12:04 pm

    Great fundraising ideas that spark conversation. But how will the ideas lead to implementation?

    UH Letterwinners Club represents all athletes. Last year all UH sports teams supporting our major fundraiser on campus (volunteering to host tours in a behind the scenes look at Lower Campus) took away $1000 for each booster program that volunteered to help. Not a lot of money per program but a significant amount in aggregate. We support fundraising for UH Athletics.

    We are listening to you (actually reading your ideas) so keep UH Letterwinners Club in the back of your minds when putting together a group for a strategy session. We are there to serve our fellow athletes: past, present, future!

  109. tediosity July 4, 2010 12:05 pm

    Here’s my one-track opinion:
    Try making the games more fan-exciting and fan-friendly then maybe they can increase student attendance at the games and maybe increase attendance in general. Have you heard how many cheers and rally cries that UCLA has? Univ of Hawaii has none, zero… “RAIN” – “BOWS” is the most boring-est cheer ever! For one thing its too slow and it has no ending. And UH is not even the Rainbows anymore. (Which is another point all together. Why is there not one name for all sport teams at UH. Even national sports announcers don’t understand why each sport team at UH has a different name. just crazy. how can you brand something like that for marketing purposes. let alone get the home fans behind it.)
    Everytime UH plays some big name school the whole fan base knows all of the cheers and UH fans have no response. just silly. ( I bet the UH fans attending the softball world series was impressed by the UCLA fans and their cheering. and UH fans having no response to all that cheering during the game)
    Even the silly “First Down” yell of Washington State that I heard last year in Seattle was better than any UH cheer. At least the whole Couger fan base yelled it out. Kinda got me into it too. haha!
    Just by having a few cheers that the UH fan base can get behind and start yelling at games would make the games a lot more enjoyable and bring it together don’t ya think? It would add to the Live experience. And for once we can “show up” the other team’s fans.
    And maybe the UH cheerleaders would have more fun too.
    And the UH fight song isn’t the answer. Neither is “Let’s Go Bows!”, because it has no ending. Shouldn’t it be “Let’s Go Warriors!” anyway? Someone should add some “UH words” to the Hawaii 5-0 song so the fans can get into it along with the paddling.
    And we can’t even do the “Green and White, Fight, Fight Fight” cheer anymore because the team colors are all kapakahi. what are the official colors of UH anyway?
    My kids came up with a few cheers that is silly (because their only 9) but would be easy for the fans to pick up. Can anyone else get some good fan cheers to the cheerleders please?
    Oh, and please have a student “rowdy” section at each UH game. Where’s the college atmosphere? No where to be found at UH games…
    Thanks for listening.

  110. Not an Expert July 4, 2010 12:12 pm

    San Diego State and Nevada Las Vegas 2 shcools that are there to be decent members for the heiarchy of the MWC who does not mind having them to hold up the bottom most of the time. Think about it since the split SDS & UNLV has not progressed because the interest of the MWC is to make those schools in the heart of the mountains to be the dominant members.

    SDS & UNLV should look at the potential of having competition and rivalries with Hawaii, Fresno, & Nevada. SDS & UNLV should look at the potential of how both of them may benefit in the long run in having to play these schools year in and year out. With the majority being travel destinations will be an additional plus.
    The thought can be when traveling to the other cities it will be not only for competing but able to enjoy your stay.

  111. jm2375 July 4, 2010 12:15 pm

    Good afternoon Tsai-kos!!

    Happy Independence Day!

    Good ideas ST and others.

    ST needs a new hobby since his bowling has entered the suckage stage.>/blockquote>
    Uhhh, or is it just that your offspring has been regularly whopping your okole lately? 😆

  112. jm2375 July 4, 2010 12:16 pm

    😳 let’s try that again…

    ST needs a new hobby since his bowling has entered the suckage stage.

    Uhhh, or is it just that your offspring has been regularly whopping your okole lately? 😆

  113. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 4, 2010 12:28 pm

    Clearly tediosity was not physically present in The Stan when the fans went ballistic over the men’s volleyball team this past season shouting RAIN BOWS from one side to the other. It was unbelievable listening and watching the place rock. Most of us wound up standing just in order to see what was happening.

    Team names are part of the school’s culture. Rainbows are part of UH-Manoa’s history. Tossing it away because it isn’t “manly” won’t go over very well. That’s why I support Rainbow Warriors for all teams including the women’s sports.

  114. RainbowCliff July 4, 2010 12:33 pm

    Doctor Don #109: AWESOME is the only word as you define the term “Pro Active” !

    LWC is always there as I gather our Board member status with our crew are “to legit
    to quit” !

    Missed your visit here to LA as I gather Baja Fishing kept you hook, line and sinker !

    Want to come up during Xmas holiday as Kaneohe palace is all I need ?

    Had my home / pool already for you as your rain check never EXPIRES !

    Be well kind sir and the first thing we will do together is “BODY SURF” !

  115. MichiganWarrior July 4, 2010 12:39 pm

    One of my brothers owns and runs the Voice of Kapolei. If there isn’t a big screen on UHWest that can handle a large crowd, then we’ll need to get creative in leasing one or having one donated for away games. I’ll ask him if there’s any venue that may be a suitable host. Most of the community, to include the local politicians, are more than willing to see challenges like these come to fruition. Things like these are innovative ways to get people recognized in the “I always help my community” category, so by calling on the right people, we should be able to get this done.
    On the news here in Michigan, when Michigan takes on Ohio State (big rivalry), there’s a family here who will set up a few large, white bed sheets, and have the game projected onto the sheets. If we plan on making some money for UH and/or Na Koa by hosting these events, will we need additional broadcast permissions?

  116. RainbowCliff July 4, 2010 12:39 pm

    Let’s GO BOWS !

    No better cheer in the whole wide world !

    RAIN-BOWS or Giv m BOWS aka “The Big Green Macine” !


  117. truefan July 4, 2010 12:42 pm

    This is why I love this blog, most of the bloggers are so positive! You take actions that come from your heart. We have held (football)season tickets for 27 years and have often wondered how we can get money to have University of Hawaii athletics compete with other top tier schools. Your ideas are so great, the “small persons” ways of contributing. I will give whatever I can may it be time and/or money. I also have nothing but respect for the Murphy’s who are also so selfless. When I am in the area I have a cocktail at their bar just to try and give back. Please start these wonderful projects and I promise I will help with what I can. I believe that Hawaii can compete with anybody especially when it starts with people, like you, “true” people. I will continue to be a loyal lurker.

  118. MichiganWarrior July 4, 2010 12:50 pm

    Well, tediosity isn’t too far off the mark. It truly is an amazing experience to attend games of powerhouse schools, whether it be football or basketball. Many of those schools are so well organized in cheers that I used to wonder if the cheer squad and band used to hold regular rehearsals with it’s fans. Thing is, many old timers know these cheer sequences too, which led me to ask a couple of them. They learned the cheers when they were students. So, many of these cheers are ingrained as part of the school’s tradition.
    Coming up with appropriate cheers for the various sports teams is something that we’ve sadly lagged far behind in. But, who will take the ball and run with it? Great ideas only gets us so far.
    So, tedious, take your newly crafted cheers for football and basketball, for starters, and make a pitch to Jim Donovan and crew. Then, we’ll see you before every home game, leading the fans on so that they all learn it.
    And, please forget about losing certain names for certain sports teams. There is too much history to just give up for the perception of a few. We have our Rainbow Warriors, Rainbows, ‘Bows, and Wahine… we just need your cheers to take us to the next, organized level.

  119. tediosity July 4, 2010 1:07 pm

    Hey, Capitol
    I’ve been there. I’ve yelled it. I grew up yelling it. It’s good. for a certain purpose. I’m saying we need more!!!

    “Clearly” you have not been at the empty Aloha Stadium during football games where the opposing team fans out cheer UH fans every time. What are you yelling in response? RAIN – BOWS. Come on. That gets old really fast.

    Did you even watch the softball world series broadcast? Did you see and hear the UCLA fans cheering? That’s how to have fun and cheer at games all together.

    Did you see and hear the UH fans cheering? …”Let’s Go Bows” anything else exciting?

    And I didn’t mean to get rid of the Rainbow name. Just have a one name for all teams. Have you listened to the sports announcers mess up the team’s designated name on the air??? Is it Rainbows, Rainbow Warriors, Warriors, Rainbow Wahine, what else have you heard? How many individual names for their sports teams does other colleges have, I am curious? maybe they add “Lady” to whatever the men’s team is called.

    and it doesn’t make sense to yell “Let’s Go Bows” at a football game. There is no “Bows” in “Warriors”.

    OH and to add one more thing. Can we settle on one shade of Green to represent Univ. of Hawaii. Every time they say wear green to the games. Everyone has a different shade of green. There should be one shade called something like “Manoa Green” or “Warrior Green” or “Rainbow Warrior Green”. You know like burnt texas orange or crimson or Duke Blue or Carolina Blue.

    anyway, back to partying! Happy 4th everyone!

  120. A-House July 4, 2010 1:22 pm

    A Happy 4th to all and especially those in uniform near and far – thank you for your service to your country!

    For those of us who have served, it was truly an Honor!

  121. MichiganWarrior July 4, 2010 1:25 pm

    #121… yes it was, and to this day, I still miss the camaraderie of the many units I’d been assigned to over the years, especially while in Korea and Japan.

  122. A-House July 4, 2010 1:26 pm

    For those who have an “idea” that could help UHAD, would you put it down in writing with your name and phone number. Include as many details as possible. One may be the formation of a “losey, gousey” committee to review all responses and follow up with you when questions arise.

    I’d be glad to collate all responses and pass the information to Jim D for his review and consideration. Your name and contact number is so Jim D can follow up with you directly on your idea.

  123. RainbowCliff July 4, 2010 1:27 pm

    MAHALO truefan as I LOVE your Warrior VIBE !

    Tediosity, Have a SAFE party time and Happy 4th to You !

  124. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 4, 2010 1:37 pm

    tediosity: We have season tickets in all six sports plus we go to almost every single softball game. I am well aware of what goes on at The Stan, The Les, Wahine Softball Stadium. and Aloha Stadium.

    Why don’t you write a letter to Jim Donovan, Virginia Hinshaw, MRC Greenword, and Howard Karr, Regents Chair, outlining your concerns and offering suggestions as to how to address them. You should also provide a similar opportunity for the Faculty Senate as well as the ASUH, Graduate Students Organization and the student athletes through their coaches to address these issues.

    I am not being snarky here – as a professional community organizer, I can attest to the fact that it takes just a couple of people to get something going no matter what the issue or concern. However, expressing yourself on a blog without following up with action is not enough.

    A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
    Margaret Mead

  125. papajoe2 July 4, 2010 1:38 pm

    # 83 C-ist/WD, I think the bingo games may be legal if you gave away prizes instead of cash. Am I wrong? Like some airlines donating trips to the mainland or outer islands. Hotels donating 2 nights vacations in Waikiki or the outer islands or even season tickets or single game tickets to various UH events. It would be a fund raiser benefiting the University Athletic programs. I really like the idea of a carnival at the UH complex, with shuttles continuing from various locations throughout Waikiki and Oahu with state wide advertising which the State Farm Fair, 50th State Fair, etc. does, making it the “event” of the year. The only thing is, having a carnival on the grass fields will ruin the fields especially if it rains. Who know how much it would cost and how long it would take to repair the fields with the bureaucratic system in Hawaii’s legislature. Lucky it we get it done before the next Carnival so we can ruin the fields again. Using the students from various clubs, organizations, fraternities, etc. as workers and even giving their organization a small fee ($500). The Honolulu Marathon does this with using organizations, clubs, schools, sports teams, for cleanup, etc.

  126. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 4, 2010 1:40 pm

    A-House and I are clearly on the same page – and, by the way, it’s “loosey, goosey”

  127. Don Weir July 4, 2010 1:41 pm

    Rainbow Cliff,
    My fellow Letterwinner brother you are always welcome on the Windward side.
    I will put you in touch with Auntie Coco who keeps the calendar.

  128. papajoe2 July 4, 2010 1:44 pm

    RAINBOW CLIFF, Do you know anything about the Hawaiian Celebration happening soon in the LA area. I know a former wahine athlete that just moved to the Hermosa area that may not know about it, but would surely be interested.

  129. oldie July 4, 2010 1:46 pm

    I don’t know if everyone realizes how much work goes into pulling off a carnival. At Punahou the planning for the carnival starts just about when the prior one ends.

    Almost all parents volunteer and meetings are held mutiple times throughout the year.

    It would be great if UH could pull one off, but there’s a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes.

  130. 99club July 4, 2010 1:56 pm

    #67 – Yup, little by little will work. Good point.

    #103 – Slugger, great suggestion.

    #109 – Don, glad to read the Rainbow Dancer car wash is under consideration.

    #114 – Yup, tediosity clearly wasn’t at the the volleyball match mentioned in your post. But tediosity brings up good points about marketing a brand. To wit, what are the UH sports’ team names? With a gun to my head I couldn’t rattle off each UH sports team’s name. I guess if Rainbow boutique, (or Warrior boutique?) sells more items since the hard core fans have to buy Warrior items for football, Rainbow items for…you get what I mean.

    Finally, Gigi, great to see you back on the blog!

  131. papajoe2 July 4, 2010 2:14 pm

    RAINBOW CLIFF #129, Never mind. I saw it on your earlier #17. I will pass the word to former Hawaiians in the area.

  132. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 4, 2010 2:22 pm


    There cannot be any kind or fom of exchange of money for a raffle ticket. People are encouraged to donate to the cause, but no money can be asked for in exchange for the ticket. State law is very, very clear on this.

    Ditto with bingo games – you can play and win without having to put any money in the calabash.

    The spring before my mother died just before my 10th birthday, in one week she won a trip for two to Hawai`i, a bright red sports car, and a mink coat from three different church raffles – Episcopalian, Roman Catholic, and Jewish respectively. Total cost for all the raffle tickets was $30 – buck apiece. The prizes had been donated by members of each faith.

    Years later, I found out that each congregation raised over $50,000 apiece with those raffles. Can you imagine what it must be like today in states where they’re allowed?

    The full-on carnival concept may be difficult to arrange because I have been told in the past that EK Fernandez which supplies the rides and the game booths agrees not to schedule events less than a month apart on any given island.

    Again, the money issue is huge. A major deposit is required at the time of scheduling the event and that ties up a chunk of change for at least a year prior to the event.

  133. bb July 4, 2010 2:28 pm

    I can’t stand the “older” fans who sit behind me and my friends who tell us to sit down and then point their saimin sticks at us like we stole their parking stall. It’s totally ridiculous. We stay polite, we don’t swear, we don’t do anything mean spirited or “cross the line.” We like to stand and cheer and in return we are told to sit down. This goes for both the arena and the stadium. LAME.

  134. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 4, 2010 2:44 pm

    bb Why not offer to exchange seats with them. They’ll be one row closer to the action

  135. Stephen Tsai July 4, 2010 3:01 pm

    Mr C:
    I’ll talk to Scott Morfuji about it.

  136. jm2375 July 4, 2010 3:08 pm

    bb – you’re preaching to the choir. During the men’s vb season, me, my teenage daughter and her friend (affectionally called the screechers) were told to be quiet by a couple who were in their early 30s. It was well chronicled on this blog and happened during a game that ST was not covering and sitting next to us. This particular couple usually just sits there, but because the seats are close, the view is not the greatest. If they’re aren’t gonna cheer, then they should move farther back and leave the close seats to the conversationalists and true vocal fans.

  137. MichiganWarrior July 4, 2010 3:10 pm

    I’m one of those older fans who jumps up and down and yells his head off whenever the action warrants such behavior. I remember watching UH @ UNLV one year at Sam Boyd Stadium. We were up in the nose bleed section and Coach Wallace and his family were right in front of us. At halftime, he asked if we go to games at Manoa. I had to sadly tell him that I now lived in Michigan, but that I yell just as vociferously at the tv whenever their games are on.
    For real, bb… I, like you, go to the games to experience the games and be the 12th (or 6th) man, as the sport dictates. If they wanted a calmer event, they should go to the Hawaii Theatre downtown!

  138. jm2375 July 4, 2010 3:11 pm

    oh yeah, and at one game early in the season, we were escorted from the nearly empty student section, since we didn’t have tix in that section…

  139. Da Punchbowl Kid July 4, 2010 3:23 pm

    A state lottery or lottery parnershhip with one of the big lottteries.

    25% to the UH system each year.

    50% to the BOE

    25% to conservation efforts.

    Something like that.

  140. jm2375 July 4, 2010 3:24 pm

    MichiganWarrior – we need to clone you about 40k times for football games. 😀

  141. Da Punchbowl Kid July 4, 2010 3:25 pm

    Have a a safe and Happy Fourth, everyone!

  142. jm2375 July 4, 2010 3:26 pm

    DPK – yeah, never understood the vehement opposition to a lottery. Lived in the DC area for years, where all 3 jurisdictions had lotteries. Never played, but bought a few tickets as a gift for my MIL. Maryland’s revenues went to emergency services and education.

  143. madeinhawaii July 4, 2010 3:32 pm


    Next time…if you notice it’s the same people, be proactive, turn around before they can say anything and scream out..


  144. MichiganWarrior July 4, 2010 3:37 pm

    #143… That’s what I’m talkin’ about!!!

  145. MichiganWarrior July 4, 2010 3:39 pm

    #140… I don’t know if you want to clone me… I gave up drinking while I was still stationed in Korea, back in 1990. That alone would kill beer sales! But, yeah… I’m crazy when it comes to UH sports!

  146. jm2375 July 4, 2010 3:41 pm

    mih – yeah, and then they would complain to the nfa would kick us out…

  147. A-House July 4, 2010 3:43 pm

    Fans who don’t cheer are fans, BUT they should not have the right to tell others to be quiet because that’s what they prefer. If you’re at an athletic event, people will cheer, yell, scream, jump up and down, etc.

    Its all part of the ambiance of being at the function! We are at the event to cheer for UH and with all that comes certain amount of noise and motions. Touchdown! Hey, stand up and cheer! Great play! same thing! Bad officiating! same thing; maybe different words!

  148. MichiganWarrior July 4, 2010 3:46 pm

    “… maybe different words!” Hahahaha! Love it!

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  150. Jason July 4, 2010 3:57 pm

    I still think one of the craziest things to ever happen to me at a UH football game was my freshman year, it was the 2005 season. Student support wasn’t that great, so the Mānoa Maniacs section was only half full. I would stand up and yell, things like that … then a female student comes over to me and asks me to sit down. First off, students are supposed to be rowdy. Secondly, she could have always moved–even to better seats, if she wanted!

  151. gigi-hawaii July 4, 2010 4:05 pm

    Hahaha!!! And you guys wonder why I prefer PPV!!!! Ask SteveM and Peaches — they were at my home for PPV. We cheered but kept sitting. LOL.

  152. gigi-hawaii July 4, 2010 4:07 pm

    But, seriously, folks, if it’s anything I can’t stand it’s rowdy fans who stand up in front of us. It’s okay if they stand and then promptly sit down, but do they have to keep standing? What are seats for?

    just kidding.

    Those who don’t like it should stay home and watch the game on PPV — just like us!

  153. gigi-hawaii July 4, 2010 4:08 pm

    PPV cost us $400 plus tax and fees last season. Not cheap. But, hey, worth it to us!

  154. jm2375 July 4, 2010 4:10 pm

    gigi – but it’s fun hassling the opposing players. Some of the vb players even got a kick out of it. The girls screeched during an opposing players serve when no one else was making noise…

  155. gigi-hawaii July 4, 2010 4:11 pm

    haha, jm!!! I bet their voices were hoarse after the game.

  156. jm2375 July 4, 2010 4:14 pm

    gigi – some of us don’t have the option of PPV – those without the Oceanic premium package, out-of-state fans and those of us (LizK and me, for example) who choose to subscribe to a different system, such as Dish.

  157. madeinhawaii July 4, 2010 4:19 pm

    Remember when Verizon had the video streams? or was it Telecom? Heh… at least you could order those well in advance. Wonder how they will handle it this year?

  158. gigi-hawaii July 4, 2010 4:19 pm

    hmmm. jm, that would be a problem. I don’t know what to tell you. Oceanic is such a rip off and if they take over all the games from K-5, then I bet the prices will go thru the ceiling. Auwe.

  159. gigi-hawaii July 4, 2010 4:23 pm


    I remember people could watch the games on their computer. Is that still possible?

  160. madeinhawaii July 4, 2010 4:25 pm


    yes.. still possible.. Oceanic was providing video streaming for about $14 and change for most games. Other games were viewable via some of the other Skype services like In fact, last season, you could catch all the games one way or the other.

  161. gigi-hawaii July 4, 2010 4:28 pm

    hey, what’s the experience like watching the games in a sports bar? I bet it’s so darn noisy you can’t hear the announcer. I wouldn’t like that.

    BTW, if Oceanic takes over the games, will Dashefsky replace Leahey?

  162. papajoe2 July 4, 2010 5:31 pm

    I hope Oceanic noticed that the PPV buyers were down last season. Maybe it was because they raised the prices. I hope they don’t do that this year, but I also hoped that UH would win the WAC too. Maybe they should separate the seasons instead of tying in basketball and volleyball. Big groups gather for football to watch 3, 31/2 hours of UH football on PPV but not too many groups gather for 1 /12 hours of basketball. Maybe even combine basketball and volleyball in 1 package and leave football separate. The earlier start times make getting to football hard for me as my wife finishes work in Waikiki at 4 pm. Traffic, finding parking, long lines don’t agree with me. On PPV just go home and turn on the TV.

  163. Ralph July 4, 2010 5:33 pm

    Jason in #150 you’ve got to be quicker in wit, you should have told her that if she wanted your phone number that badly, just ask next time.

  164. gigi-hawaii July 4, 2010 5:34 pm


    Excellent idea! We tend to watch football exclusively, too. So keep it separate from BB and VB and offer a cheaper package that way.

  165. Kazz (blkberry_storm) July 4, 2010 5:53 pm

    It’s inevitable. Some guy is going to have a few too many, and crash the car leaving a UH sports event. Let’s set up a taxi stand, just like at the airport. And, just like at the airport, put out the taxi rights to bid.

    I vote to stay out of this one.

    Let “natural selection” take care of business.

  166. roysan16 July 4, 2010 5:53 pm

    What’s it like watching UH football games in a bar?

    The ones I go to in Kalihi there’s no cover charge. Everything is at your fingertips, like food, drinks, football pool and bets. Beers are $2.00/$2.50. Air conditioned. Women bartenders and hostesses are attractive. Friendly atmosphere, with most patrons and fans well behaved, and mostly all familiar faces. Everyone seem to be rooting on the Warriors except the opposite way bettors. With so many televisions in the bar it drowns out most of the noise. On the average I’d say most of the bars have over 12 sets televising the game.

  167. al July 4, 2010 6:06 pm

    mr. c

    use this to go to the warrior beat from your blackberry.</b.

    this will take you to the most current page of the warrior beat.
    kazz posted this a few days ago and it works.

  168. al July 4, 2010 6:07 pm

    a full scale carnival/event is a great undertaking…

    a little over twenty years ago i was involved in the planning one of the state’s bigger events. it takes many to pull it off. for this event, a cast of thousands was required along with many resources up front. it still runs today and it still takes thousands to pull off.

  169. Kazz (blkberry_storm) July 4, 2010 6:07 pm

    Watching UH Football or ANY UH SPORT live and in person = mo bettah.

  170. gigi-hawaii July 4, 2010 6:08 pm


    I recall that in the past Tsaikos would congregate at Murphy’s to watch UH football. They seemed to enjoy it.

  171. Kazz (blkberry_storm) July 4, 2010 6:09 pm


    I’m not gonna argue people that don’t like “rowdy fans”.

    I’ve always believed those that cannot understand the concept of what a REAL LIVE GAME ATMOSPHERE SHOULD BE LIKE should be at home anyway.

    They hate me and I don’t like them.

    It works out for all involved.

  172. Kazz (blkberry_storm) July 4, 2010 6:11 pm

    Whether you are attending a UH football game or a Wahine softball game or ALL other UH sports in between, it’s important to be just as loud and rowdy as possible without getting arrested.

    Enough said…

  173. Kazz (blkberry_storm) July 4, 2010 6:12 pm

    July 4th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    I still think one of the craziest things to ever happen to me at a UH football game was my freshman year, it was the 2005 season. Student support wasn’t that great, so the Mānoa Maniacs section was only half full. I would stand up and yell, things like that … then a female student comes over to me and asks me to sit down.

    What the heck kind of non-sense is that???

    Was she running for some kind of ASUH position and “had” to be there just to campaign?

  174. Kazz (blkberry_storm) July 4, 2010 6:15 pm

    July 4th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    I can’t stand the “older” fans who sit behind me and my friends who tell us to sit down and then point their saimin sticks at us like we stole their parking stall. It’s totally ridiculous. We stay polite, we don’t swear, we don’t do anything mean spirited or “cross the line.” We like to stand and cheer and in return we are told to sit down. This goes for both the arena and the stadium. LAME.

    Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:
    July 4th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    bb Why not offer to exchange seats with them. They’ll be one row closer to the action

    No way, BB bought tickets for the seats he was in. He shouldn’t have to make accomodations in this circumstance.

  175. jm2375 July 4, 2010 6:25 pm

    gigi – you missed all our discussion during the season about how some of the fans in our section didn’t like the “conversationalists”. Too bad, we loved it and so did the players. Do we think we made a difference? Maybe, maybe not. Who cares? We had fun.

  176. gigi-hawaii July 4, 2010 6:32 pm


    That’s an interesting term, conversationalists. First time hearing it.

    Sorry, I guess I am just an old fogey. Too old for the stadium or arena experience.

  177. gigi-hawaii July 4, 2010 6:35 pm

    What really surprises me is those folks who like to sit close to the action during NBA games. It shocks me to see these tall hulky players running and falling into their laps, sometimes knocking them down.

    That would sure discourage me from sitting so close!

  178. A-House July 4, 2010 6:40 pm

    Why, Mrs Gigi, you are a youn’en! Full of pep and vitality! Hi to Hubby for us!

  179. gigi-hawaii July 4, 2010 6:43 pm

    Hi A-House,

    Aren’t I much older than you? I am 64… I bet you are still in your 50s.

  180. HiFlyer July 4, 2010 7:01 pm

    Honolulu is rated number one for salary growth.

  181. HiFlyer July 4, 2010 7:03 pm

    I hope everyone is enjoying their 4th of July weekend.

  182. al July 4, 2010 7:11 pm

    concerts at the ssc benefitting the scholarship programs year round sounds like a reasonable venue to fundraise. many campuses throughout the u.s. have these.

  183. al July 4, 2010 7:12 pm

    ahouse….awaiting your reply or better yet mrs. ahouse awaiting your response.

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  185. RainbowCliff July 4, 2010 7:57 pm

    #127 Don Weir: A pleasure kind sir as Auntie Coco is good with me !

    Will stay in contact as the football season approaches as Windward
    side sounds mighty aloha !

    Mahalo !

  186. A-House July 4, 2010 8:20 pm


    Why, Mrs. Gigi, you are so kind and generous with your words that it fills my heart with happiness to be a “youn’en” again.

  187. RainbowCliff July 4, 2010 8:34 pm

    #128 Papajoe: To be precise it is call the Ho’olaule’a at Alondra Park.

    July 17th thru 18th, Saturday and Sunday morning from dawn till dust.

    Address is 3850 West Manhattan Beach Blvd. between El Camino College
    and Alondra golf course. Park is in the area of Lawndale, California that
    makes up the South Bay area.

    UHAA of OC/LA Chapter will have a booth as we will be selling UH apparel,
    Hawaii literature and Hawaii clothing. GREAT festival as vendors from all
    over will be selling Hawaiian food, merchandise, clothing, plants and jewelry.

    Hawaiian music fill the air with many Hawaian dancers performing through out
    the weekend. 5th year volunteering at UHAA booth as I really have a good time
    with locals, Hawaii fans, alumni and UH supporters !

    Hope I have clarify all your concerns and questions.

  188. roysan16 July 4, 2010 8:53 pm

    Re-The WAC announcement of not expanding until July 1, 2012 at the earliest and how it might have an effect on JD scheduling future out of conference opponents.

    In 2011 and 2012 with the departure of Boise it looks like UH will be playing 7 conference games and six out of conference games. This is a given. Pretty solid that this will happen although it looks like JD will have to find one team in 2011, and one in 2012 in filling out the out of conference schedule for those years.

    When July 1, 2012 rows around it should give JD a clearer picture of what to do. At that time he’ll learn what the WAC’s intentions are for the 2013 season. If teams are added to the WAC it will give him the answers of how many conference games there will be the following year. Plus it will allow him to schedule out of conference games accordingly.

    In 2013, as it stands currently, UH has already 4 out of conference teams scheduled.

    If only one team is added to the WAC in 2012 then that will mean UH will have eight conference games and five out of conference games in 2013. This will also necessitate JD in looking for another out of conference game for 2013.

    If two teams are added to the WAC in 2012 then UH will be playing nine conference games and four out of conference games. If this should occur it wouldn’t necessitate JD looking for an out conference opponent to schedule.

    If the unforeseen happens and there’s no additions to the WAC on July 1, 2012, then JD will have to scurry off at this late juncture in finding two out of conference opponents to play in 2013 which wouldn’t be easy.

    With the uncertainty of the WAC until JUly 1, 2012 it puts JD in limbo. It puts him in a holding pattern by default. He can’t shop around for out of conference opponents for 2013 and beyond when he doesn’t know the total he’s looking for.

  189. A-House July 4, 2010 9:48 pm

    To fill out the 2011 and 2012 schedule, Jim D should look at the conferences that “lost” teams as they also need to fill out their schedule. Hope the 2 teams have the same open date.

  190. madeinhawaii July 4, 2010 10:10 pm

    Because it doesn’t take as much to do a craft fair in the schools, Public School Venues may be the best option to look at. Discounted pre-event tickets could be sold/bought by the students and faculty.

    Do projectors onto big screens in the Cafeterias or Auditoriums. Have food vendors outside. Schools may opt to prepare some food before the event in their own cafeteria and offer them for sale as a supplemental fund raiser, too. Have the event start well before game time with tailgating eats. Different groups from the school can offer items and services for sale, as well.

    Don’t know if this qualifies but this may help the schools increase their food sales. All public schools definitely need better and more original fund raisers.

    What a great family outing that would be, eh?

  191. papajoe2 July 4, 2010 10:12 pm

    #187 Ranibow Cliff: Mahalo for the info. I”ll tell them to say hello to you for me. I hope they can make it. If they’re in the area, I sure they wouldn’t miss it. Mahalo again.

  192. madeinhawaii July 4, 2010 10:13 pm

    RE: 188, 189,

    What a mess it would be if one of the teams that were already scheduled for 2012, 2013, 2014 were to join the WAC, eh? gotta scramble again!

  193. Pomai July 4, 2010 10:13 pm

    Kazz I thought you where camping….

  194. al July 4, 2010 10:20 pm

    re: schedule. i am sure that there are some mwc schools who had already filled their schedules for 2011, 2012, etc. so they would have to bow out on some ooc game with the add of boise state now.

    surely, wac teams could be lining up to play those games.

    any reason why ncaa football does not have any home and away games like the two bb’s. it would be fun to play nevada and fsu twice a year.

  195. al July 4, 2010 10:23 pm

    fyi….the katinas will be in concert july 31st at the ssc courtesy of new hope.

    i am wondering if little bro david katina will be there?

  196. al July 4, 2010 10:32 pm

    lefotu looks rather stout for a true freshman. reminds me of samson satele.

    any reason why david katina is not on the list??? greyshirt???

    also why is tank hopkins considering a redshirt year? does he have some nagging injuries or are bryant and davis created that much separation?

  197. Slugger July 4, 2010 10:53 pm


    I heard that Tank has a hurt hip or something like that.

  198. al July 4, 2010 10:56 pm

    a hurt hip?

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  201. truefan July 4, 2010 11:25 pm

    Cheer loud and proud!!! That’s how I do it, but I try to do it with class. I love the atmosphere when it’s rockin’. I don’t mind if people stand in front of me, Rock Da House!!!
    How about online auctions to get the ball rolling. Biddingforgood is the one.

  202. truefan July 4, 2010 11:28 pm

    By the way, Lianne Horiuchi seems to be recovering nicely. I know her parents and much of her family. Great Wahiawa families!!

  203. Slugger July 4, 2010 11:31 pm


    yup, alliteration.

  204. Slugger July 4, 2010 11:37 pm


    Good to hear that Lianne Horiuchi is doing well in her recovery. Prayers still needed for people we know who are having health challenges.

  205. LizKauai [iMac] m/ July 4, 2010 11:39 pm

    Back from the fireworks in Kekaha…


  206. al July 4, 2010 11:45 pm


    har har hilarious humor.

  207. al July 4, 2010 11:50 pm

    pretty bad fire on kamehame ridge.

  208. Slugger July 5, 2010 12:10 am


    Met a nice young sailor from the USS Ronald Reagan tonight at the Ala Moana-Magic Island fireworks display. He’s the photographer for the ship. Told him that he might get to meet you at official events, no?

  209. truefan July 5, 2010 1:14 am

    Thanks, praying for them all.

  210. Garret July 5, 2010 4:13 am

    To fill out the 2011 and 2012 schedule, Jim D should look at the conferences that “lost” teams as they also need to fill out their schedule. Hope the 2 teams have the same open date.


    The MWC lost Utah, but they are putting BSU into Utah spot in the conference schedules. So, their conference scheduling is unchanged. They have the same number of conference games as before, so no extra openings in their schedule. BYU might not be even be able to fit Utah in their schedule…that would be the first nonconference game they schedule if they had an opening.

    The Big 12 lost 2 teams, but they are having their teams play every other team now. That means they will have 9 conference games, just like before.

    If I were UH, I’d look for a Big 10 or SEC team that wants to pay $1+ million for a home game. I know that UH turned them down last year, but filling the opening would give a nice excuse for a paycheck game.

  211. Garret July 5, 2010 4:14 am

    If UH doesn’t want to just take the $1 million, those standard deal with those schools is for 2-for-1 scheduling. So, UH would play 2 games at their stadium and they would play 1 game at Aloha Stadium. UH wouldn’t make as much money on the road games, but they would get a high-profile home game in the deal.

    Most schools have already filled their 2011 and 2012 schedules, which is a problem. A *bigger* problem is that UH won’t be able to schedule Pac-10 or Big 10 teams for the end of the season anymore since they will have a conference title game. Plus, UH has pretty much filled its schedule for the first month of the season. So, UH has to find games during the part of the season that everybody plays conference games…but teams are being told to *not* schedule nonconference games then so that the conference can max out its TV dollars by having as flexible a conference schedule as possible.

  212. Garret July 5, 2010 4:22 am

    Off topic: Does anybody here subscribe to or read Popular Mechanics magazine? I’ve never read it and am curious about if it is a good magazine and what types of articles it has. Are their feature articles short or long?

    The reason I ask is because over the weekend I was interviewed by a technology reporter who writes for them and I don’t know anything about the magazine he writes for. The reporter also writes for Wired, which I have read, but I don’t know if I should be hoping for the article to be in Wired or Popular Mechanics.

    The interview process was long and there were a lot of good questions. It was the first interview I have had via e-mail, so at least I don’t have to worry about being misquoted. The reporter is in London so e-mail was better than spending hours on the phone and dealing with the time difference.

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  214. Shoko July 5, 2010 5:20 am

    I don’t subscirbe to Popular Mechanics, but I find it to be an interesting magazine nonetheless. The subject material is varied, informative and written for a layperson . I usually pick it up at the airport when I travel.

    I’m a bit surprised that you haven’t read it. You sound like an engineer based on one of your previous post about antenna array, beamforming and robotic controls concepts.

  215. Garret July 5, 2010 5:30 am


    Thank you for your feedback! I have a strange mix of reading material where I read very technical papers (lots of math) and then sports and other news. I don’t read tech magazines for lay people except for Wired magazine (I got a free subscription to it).

  216. d1島 July 5, 2010 6:56 am

    Great Morning All!

    Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend…

  217. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 5, 2010 7:28 am

    Am off to help decorate a float for the Kailua 4th(5th) of July Parade and then to march in it. The only time I’ve missed the parade in the past 15 years was in 2003 when I had my appendix removed at 2 am on July 4. Think that counts as a justifiable excuse.

    Why today and not yesterday? Anytime the 4th falls on a Sunday, the parade is held on the 5th because of the large number of churches along the route or on side streets crossing it.

    Went into town last night to see the fireworks display at Ala Moana Park – we sat on a wall at Kewalo Basis. Truly bizarre watching the hundreds & hundreds – probably 2500 all totaled – of camera flashes from all the beachfront hotels in Waikiki trying to capture a photo or two of the fireworks.

    Back in five hours or so.

  218. chopsueyboy July 5, 2010 7:53 am

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

    Still reading yesterdays entries.
    Great ideas from many sources.

    Mahalo to all those who served our country!
    We enjoy the life we have because of your sacrifices.

  219. HiFlyer July 5, 2010 8:22 am

    Garret – You can check them out online, click on my name for the link.

  220. HiFlyer July 5, 2010 8:24 am

    Good morning to all the early risers.

  221. madeinhawaii July 5, 2010 8:48 am


    “Popular Mechanics” is probably one of the oldest magazines of that genre. It tries to focus on new developments and in the past even had sections for do-it-yourself-ers. I used to subsrcibe to it in high school and college. I liked it. It probably appeals to a broader spectrum than “Wired.”

  222. SteveM July 5, 2010 9:21 am

    Good morning everyone!

    My niece’s wedding is next week in Seattle and they want to sing “Here is Happiness” (Koko ni Sachi Ari). I did a search on that song hoping to find a karaoke version they could access. No luck, but this came up in the search…

    Surprised me a bit since it was in the earlier days of the HA blogs and I only read The Warrior Beat until blog party 2. The only person I’ve heard sing the both Japanese and english lyrics in karaoke with the correct timmg so far is d1shima, although I imagine las vegas could. 🙂

  223. GRM July 5, 2010 9:37 am

    Steve M, ‘google’ here is happiness by teddy tanaka and check out the selections. Might find something there.

  224. Hobes Malmsbury July 5, 2010 9:45 am


    “Popular Mechanics” is probably one of the oldest magazines of that genre.

    Is that magazine older than “Popular Science”?

  225. tommui July 5, 2010 9:46 am

    Good morning good people.

    Hope you are enjoying the 4th of July holiday!

  226. tommui July 5, 2010 9:51 am

    CAPITOL: Truly bizarre watching the hundreds & hundreds – probably 2500 all totaled – of camera flashes from all the beachfront hotels in Waikiki.

    I was on the rooftop of our Condo taking pictures (natural light) and there were some people taking pictures on cameras on tripods.

    Occasionally I would put on my flash “taking” pictures of people taking pictures at night from Round Top.

    With modern cameras (point and shoot and even expensive ones) the flash is only good for 15 feet or so. And of course if you take it through windows, all you get is a great reflection of the flash! (Ask SJ…)

  227. Slugger July 5, 2010 9:58 am

    I wonder if the students were practicing this morning?

  228. jm2375 July 5, 2010 10:15 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!
    Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

  229. Garret July 5, 2010 10:29 am

    HiFlyer and MIH,

    Thank you for your input. I never went to Popular Mechanics’ website before today. I used the search feature and found that the reporter who interviewed me has 19 recent articles for Popular Mechanics. I also found out that some of the free play links I’ve posted in the past were from wired magazine articles that the reporter wrote. So, he definitely checks out as a real reporter and not someone just looking for information.

  230. Garret July 5, 2010 10:30 am

    We just went on a 5+ mile nature hike and my girls are really tired! Lori and I loved the scenery and being outdoors as a family, but the girls sure got tired in the end.

  231. Shoko July 5, 2010 10:49 am

    Just out of curiosity, since you work with a system that has applications in the defense industry, isn’t there security precautions taken in verifying a person who is inquiring about certain technology prior to the dissemination of information?

    Don’t worry, I don’t work for Homeland Security. Although I do work for the government in a different capacity. 🙂

  232. madeinhawaii July 5, 2010 11:02 am


    Maybe you gotta do your search in Japanese..?


    Found these two … don’t know if you can download them, though..

  233. Garret July 5, 2010 11:09 am


    Good question. Everything on my current project is unclassified and funded by the National Science Foundation, no defense money involved.

    A *am* going to start something in about 3 weeks that will put me in an environment where everyone I’m around will have a security clearance. The work sounds interesting, but the sad part is that I’ll be off the web for 12 hours a day. That means I’ll be off the blog almost completely, so I’ve been enjoying my last weeks of blogging ability and posting more than I probably should.

  234. madeinhawaii July 5, 2010 11:20 am


    Let’s just hope it doesn’t keep you from Warrior Football.

  235. chopsueyboy July 5, 2010 11:32 am

    Jack in the Box sold 80,000 Warrior Jack antenna balls in 3 weeks last year.
    I wonder if UH Athletics received any benefits from that

  236. Ralph July 5, 2010 11:43 am

    UH finishing 61 st in the Directors Cup with the Na Wahine teams accumulating most of the points is laudable to the Na Wahine, but shame on the football and basketball programs for earning zero points. Congratulations to the Na Wahine volleyball, softball, indoor and outdoor track teams for a great year, also to the men baseball and tennis teams.

  237. madeinhawaii July 5, 2010 11:45 am

    Hobes Malmsbury:

    I have no idea. Both were around when I started subscribing way back when. I chose Popular Mechanics over Popular Science because of their “how-to” section. I think Popular Science also dedicated considerable space in their mags to speculative future science topics which, while nice, wasn’t what I wanted to pay for.

  238. A-joe July 5, 2010 11:48 am

    Garret- Solid Bull!

    Been a huge fan of Popular Mechanics, Popular Science and Wired since high school. All have fed my lifetime interest and curiosity of what’s happening out there. I recall the first attempts of creating Lithium batteries in high school, or the many usage of Aerogels, to the several companies demonstrating their techniques of developing artificial Diamonds.

    I can’t recall ever knowing someone personally that’s appeared in any one of those mags. I can’t wait to see your article, bull!


  239. Ralph July 5, 2010 11:50 am

    Looking at the past Directors Cup standings, we really struggled in all sports between 1996-1998, but football alone did not put us that low, we must have had a bad year all around.

  240. madeinhawaii July 5, 2010 11:51 am


    Fatter fans? … dunno if that’s a benefit.. but from a distance it looks like a bigger crowd?

  241. madeinhawaii July 5, 2010 11:55 am


    Hopefully the Wahine can continue to hold on to their “edge” and the rest of the Athletics Department can creep up the ranks. But 61 ain’t all that bad … it’s smack dab in the middle of the pack.. okay top of the bottom half…

  242. RainbowCliff July 5, 2010 12:00 pm

    #191 Papajoe2: Complete HONOR kind sir !

    Will enjoy seeing your good folks as I am schedule
    for Sunday to volunteer my service as the Ho’olaule’a
    at Alondra Park is a nice Hawaiian Festival !

    Lei making, shave ice and BEAUTIFUL Hawaiian music
    filling the air !

    LOTS of Hawaii folks who live in LA and travel as far
    from Riverside and Lancaster areas just to name
    a few as it makes up the LARGE Aloha Spirit !

    The setting reminds me of bellows beach when you
    come out of the trees picnic area and see that long
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    the smell of teriyake short ribs in the air and ONO
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    Two days of PARADISE in which ALL of LA come out
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  243. chopsueyboy July 5, 2010 12:03 pm


    funny how with so many antenna balls sold,
    you rarely see them on car’s antennas

    stolen or just kept for collectors?
    you’d think with the 10% discount promotion that they ran
    we’d see them all over the place

  244. madeinhawaii July 5, 2010 12:34 pm


    I suppose a lot of the same customers bought a bunch of them.. then went back and bought a bunch more. There are probably more sitting on cars in the Mainland than here. Maybe some of them are in Japan?

  245. madeinhawaii July 5, 2010 12:36 pm

    But 80,000 isn’t a whole lot… I’d be encouraged if the number was at least double that. Adjust for multiple purchases and repeat purchases and I don’t think you could fill the Stadium with what’s left.

  246. Ralph July 5, 2010 12:38 pm

    the jack in the box UH antennae balls are being hoarded by Stretch, Rob25, Powderpuff and Chawan cut.

  247. LizKauai [iMac] m/ July 5, 2010 12:41 pm

    I would never put Warrior Jack on a car antennae… it would be like, well, like sticking an antenna up, well, you know…

    Aloha Kakahiaka!
    Ok… so I slept in…


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