Taste of Aloha

The Warriors tested Aloha Stadium’s newly installed turf during this morning’s practice.

The reviews were positive.


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Head coach Greg McMackin:


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Right wideout Royce Pollard:


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Defensive tackle Haku Correa’s new ‘do:


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Linebacker Brenden Daley:


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Quarterback David Graves:


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Left slotback Justin Clapp:


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Right slotback Miah Ostrowski:


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Left wideout Darius Bright:


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Left slotback Billy Ray Stutzmann:


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Royce Pollard against cornerback Tank Hopkins:


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Right wideout Cecil Doe:


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Free safety John Hardy-Tuliau and strong safety Richard Torres defend this pass:


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There was concern when Kody Afusia, a key reserve offensive lineman, yesterday was on crutches, with an ice pack on his left foot.

Initial feeling was  Afusia was the victim of a spider’s bite. His foot swelled, necessitating the ice treatment. Now the thinking is it might have been a centipede.

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Terence Bell was moved from right wideout to right slotback.

“In my mind, I’m not a slotback or a wideout,” Bell said. “I’m whatever the team needs me to be. If they need me to be a running back, I’m a running back.”

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Pitt basketball coach Jamie Dixon (a former UH assistant) visited practice yesterday:


He said he is trying to set up a game between Pitt and UH.


  1. BleedGreen808 August 16, 2011 12:31 am

    Heard they practiced the haka on friday.

  2. BleedGreen808 August 16, 2011 12:32 am

    Spider bite, heh? Must have been one big spider.

  3. BleedGreen808 August 16, 2011 12:33 am

    Dixon looks much different in person compared to when his on tv. May be just me.

  4. 99club August 16, 2011 12:36 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…

    I’d love to see a Pitt-UH matchup! A quick check of the Maui Classic field reveals that Pitt isn’t among the teams this year. Duke, Georgetown, UCLA, Michigan…no Pitt. Rainbow Classic or whatever they call it these days?

  5. Slugger August 16, 2011 12:39 am

    That would be cool if he could get Pitt here for a game. Haven’t seen Jamie Dixon in person since he coached at NAU.

    Night gang!

  6. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2011 12:44 am

    Dixon said the problem is Big East starts season in December.

  7. Bugaz August 16, 2011 12:45 am

    UH Basketball and excitement…yes can’t wait!

  8. 99club August 16, 2011 12:46 am

    Looks like the Colorado game will be carried on Armed Forces Network TV on both the Sports and Atlantic Prime channels. That’s cool.

  9. Bugaz August 16, 2011 12:48 am

    Noticed at yesterday’s practice, Bright’s toe is still a “no go”, but trying to force it. Auwe

  10. 99club August 16, 2011 12:49 am


    Thanks. That’s one long trip for either team when/if they play.

  11. Bugaz August 16, 2011 12:51 am

    I went in the shower to see if I could “kiss upside down in the rain”. You should attach a warning sign

  12. Bugaz August 16, 2011 12:53 am

    Doe looks like he’s got the moves, but may have to work extra with the jugs

  13. Bugaz August 16, 2011 12:56 am

    We should be aloud to practice tailgate when they practice at the stadium. Just kidding

  14. Bugaz August 16, 2011 12:58 am

    Need to go into the stadium early and experience the new Warrior song performed by Henry Kapono

  15. Bugaz August 16, 2011 12:59 am

    Everyone sleeping? Act like gotta work tomorrow

  16. Bugaz August 16, 2011 1:00 am

    K I going take um to 100 by myself

  17. Bugaz August 16, 2011 1:00 am

    Nah joke

  18. Bugaz August 16, 2011 1:01 am

    Good night and sweet Warrior dreams

  19. ai-eee-soos August 16, 2011 1:15 am


  20. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2011 1:28 am


    You can take your chances on going to the stadium.

    There won’t be any secret plays. (That comes at Monday’s Aloha Stadium practice.)

    But if you get caught, you’re on your own. Coaches get paranoid when they’re at the stadium.

  21. Wes'side Warrior August 16, 2011 1:40 am

    Morning, everyone!

    Hope our boyz will be as close to 100% as possible, once the season rolls along!

    Go, Warriors!

    Go, Spiderman!

  22. Rasu Begasu August 16, 2011 1:49 am

    I hate spiders

  23. mctruck August 16, 2011 4:09 am

    I think UH needs to win against the Buffs, big time…..don’t disappoint the sporting gurus in Vegas.

  24. Pomai August 16, 2011 4:22 am

    Got to be careful with spider bites, know of one person who was paralyzed from the waist down from a spider bite.

  25. Annoddah Dave August 16, 2011 4:56 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs:

    Aloha Stadium practice….we are getting real close!

    Go Warriors!

  26. LizKauai (iPad) August 16, 2011 5:12 am

    Getting some receivers in there… HEALTH BRINGS WEALTH, GUYS! In this case- success. Heal up and play smartly!

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Happy Birthday, Colt!

  27. LizKauai (iPad) August 16, 2011 5:16 am

    Afusa- watch out for secondary infection and cellulitis along with that spider bite. Strep A can quickly turn into MRSA. No fool around with that. It can take your leg.

  28. Garret August 16, 2011 5:21 am

    With all of the OL missing practice this year, a spider bite is probably one of the more unusual reasons I’ve heard for a long time.

    I am glad that Lefotu isn’t hurt as badly as was thought. He and Afusia should be back soon.

  29. Garret August 16, 2011 5:28 am

    SDSU’s head coach didn’t want a big buyout amount in his contract. I remember how Mack’s contract required the $1.1 mil per year for each year left on the contract to be paid…SDSU’s head coach will get just $315k if he’s fired. This makes the contract that Upper Campus gave Mack look even worse…with UH not getting a standard clause that everybody else gets to protect themselves.

    SDSU sure knows how to write contracts well. When Michigan hired their head coach earlier this year, Michigan had to pay SDSU $1 million. How much did SMU pay UH? $0. Has UH protected itself from coaches being poached like that? If someone had to pay $1 mil to hire Mack or Rolo away, maybe UH would be protecting their coaching staff from poaching.

    Long agreed to be paid only a relatively small final sum — about $315,000 — in case SDSU should ever fire him for losing too many games, according to a copy of Long’s contract recently obtained by The San Diego Union-Tribune.

    “I was very fortunate to be given an opportunity to be the head coach, and the contract they presented me was very generous, so I wasn’t into any fancy buyout clause,”


  30. chopsueyboy August 16, 2011 5:47 am

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

  31. warriorsun August 16, 2011 5:47 am

    keep saying–turf toe will linger on forever–rem nasty in 2006? he was hampered by turf toe for the entire season. still, he had a great season but still wonder what else he could have done if he was healthy, especially against oregon state.

    ditto with hammies. need to rest the hammies.

    wr coach, mouse davis, uses the terms “qualified and knowledgeable” when speaking about slot backups cory placebar and justin clapp. he feels that allen sampson is among the most improved receivers. when speaking to the timing issue with his QB, mouse points out that Mo has great timing with royce, cory and most recently justin clapp. although coach projects that miah and stuzz “should be ready” for the colorado game, he spent alot of time speaking to the three backups and mentioning their improvement, knowlege, timing and reps with MO. he did mention that miah’s hammie is taking longer to heal than expected and stuzz is on schedule.

    beyond the returnees mouse called the new transfers “talented but still confused” and had good things to say about juco all-american chris gant. still, you get the feeling, given the time remaining and the complexity of our offensive system–coach mouse is signaling that his starters would have to be either ‘healthy or qualified’ to start against the buffs in the season opener on september 3.

    you can bet, allen sampson, justin clapp and cory placebar stand a great chance to join royce pollard in our first offensive series against colorado.

  32. Old Diver August 16, 2011 5:49 am

    With year to year contracts you con’t protect against assistant coaches being poached. Generally you can only negotiate tough when there is an over supply of labor or you are negociating with someone who’s services is not in great demand. So your point is well taken Garret.

  33. d1shima August 16, 2011 5:55 am

    Great Morning All!

    Yikes! Was the spider an uninvited guest in the Manoa Hilton? Das a nasty “bed bug”!

  34. d1shima August 16, 2011 5:58 am

    An additional Rt SB, huh? Hmmmm…

  35. warriorsun August 16, 2011 6:09 am

    utility receiver terrance bell will get a look at slot, that’s for sure. that is obvious by his recent shift to the inside by mouse who wants to shore up that position for added insurance.

    bell has to settle in with MO and get his timing down.

  36. Kris August 16, 2011 6:17 am

    Lets see some pics of that new Aloha Stadium field turf!

  37. CoolEthan August 16, 2011 6:18 am

    Great to hear about the game being broadcasted on the Armed Forces Network.

    Support out Troops

  38. Last Call August 16, 2011 6:32 am

    18 days to first kickoff !

    10 days to first serve !

    3 days to whatever they call it in soccer.

    I love fall college sports !

  39. tom-warriornation August 16, 2011 6:35 am

    Would you like to see our Warriors become a top 10 team? We have formed a group called Warrior Nation to help them. We have been in contact with a UH football coach who said:

    1. We are in the process of getting a new video system, and we are in need of another video camera. That would cost around $7,000.

    2. We are also lacking funds to pay camera persons to operate another camera. They have cut manager tuition scholarships, and people cannot commit the time for free. We are using injured players to film at the moment.

    But honestly our video department is in the stone ages and with the tech advances in teaching we have hit a wall. Mahalo for the determination to assist the program.

    Would you like help us & make a small 100% tax-deductible donation to the “Warrior Nation Fund”, a new UH Foundation Fund—just click on the following link:


    If not, no problem. Our motto is “trying to make a difference” by simply asking; as the other big BCS schools do. We also ask your kokua by forwarding this message to your friends.

    GO WARRIORS! PS: we now have $2550 in this fund with at least $500 more in pledges. If you need confirmation of our fund, email me at: tomkitaguchi@yahoo.com and we can forward you emails from the President of Koaanueanue (AKA of the UH Foundation).

  40. letsgowarriors August 16, 2011 6:42 am

    is gant playing slot or WR?

  41. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2011 6:44 am

    Gant is a slotback.

  42. letsgowarriors August 16, 2011 6:45 am


    interesting, might be a steep learning curve for him. great hands, body control and leaping ability. but his jc tape consisted of him running fades all day. redshirt a possiblity?

  43. Bugaz August 16, 2011 6:54 am

    Gant is still learning his routes and I believe during walk through drill BRS was helping him out. I doubt he will Redshirt, he running with the ones while the others are hurt. He is quick and has great hands and I think will be a great one once he gets the routes down.

  44. koakane August 16, 2011 6:54 am

    morning 808

    wessai small kope hr with jojo at Coffee Bean across from the PC police station starting at 8 am. come if can. we be seating on the small lanai.

  45. Garret August 16, 2011 7:06 am

    Old Diver,

    Some schools have already started the practice of giving key assistant coaches 2-year contracts instead of having them be just year-by-year. That provides the assistant coach some security, reduces the incentive for the assistant to go anywhere else, and can discourage other schools from poaching coaches by inserting buyout clauses.

  46. koakane August 16, 2011 7:06 am

    Ralph fyi

    University of Hawai’i women’s soccer begins this weekend when first-year head coach Michele Nagamine leads the Rainbow Wahine in their season-opener against Washington State on Friday, Aug. 19. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. at Waipi’o Peninsula Soccer Stadium and admission is free.

  47. Garret August 16, 2011 7:10 am

    This article (which links to an article from last month that provides other key information) shows that the NY Times paywall is working even better than they expected. The NY Times had a goal of getting 300,000 online subscribers within a year of launching a paywall and they were already at nearly 400,000 subscribers after just 4 months (with another 756,000 print subscribers registering their accounts also). Not only do they get the online-only subscribers, their digital ad revenue went *up* since they started their paywall.

    The NY Times has a different type of paywall than the HSA–they let visitors read articles, so links to their articles pull up the entire article instead of just a summary. People who liked the articles decided to become online-only subscribers.


  48. Bugaz August 16, 2011 7:12 am

    On BC 1420 they are mentioning Hardy-Tuliau. All I got to say is young man is a player! Moved to safety spot with Torres and he was batting down balls left and right during practice.

  49. Bugaz August 16, 2011 7:17 am

    Would like to see A Brown healthy and back in the mix.

  50. Garret August 16, 2011 7:20 am

    The NCAA may call a summit of conferences to try to make conference expansion be done in a more collegial way.

    Mark Emmert, the president of the N.C.A.A., reached out to several top college officials Monday, suggesting a meeting to discuss a less cannibalistic and more collegial way to approach conference expansion.

    Tension is high among some commissioners, as Texas A&M of the Big 12 appears headed to the Southeastern Conference in the near future. The Big 12’s Dan Beebe and the SEC’s Mike Slive had a heated phone conversation last week about a potential move, according to a high-ranking college official with direct knowledge of the call.


  51. Wes'side Warrior August 16, 2011 7:41 am

    Maybe collegial and congenial…?

    Cannibalistic? hahaha… they’ve always had that mentality.

  52. Wes'side Warrior August 16, 2011 7:46 am

    We seemed to have had less nagging problems during last year’s off-season, as compared to this year… the operative word being, “seemed”.

    Are things like turf toe being cause by a combination of poorly fitting shoes/socks? I used to get that on occasion, when trying to break in a new pair of cleats or running shoes. Just wondering.

  53. CoolEthan August 16, 2011 7:46 am

    Perhaps it’s that darn, little brown wolf spider that bit kodys foot.

    They hop pretty good too.

  54. Wes'side Warrior August 16, 2011 7:52 am

    Good to hear that the Armed Forces Network will be picking up the UH-Colorado game. As far as collegiate sports go, when I was in, all we got was the service schools, the big conferences, and Notre Dame. Of course, we’d also get a ton of pro baseball, basketball, hockey, sumo, and some bowling.

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  56. Mario August 16, 2011 7:59 am

    Posted by


    August 16th, 2011 at 12:56 am

    We should be aloud to practice tailgate when they practice at the stadium. Just kidding

    I love it! Practicing tailgate. I can already hear the Rocky soundtrack playing as you setting up the tailgate party. Lmfao

  57. warriorsun August 16, 2011 8:07 am

    #42 letsgw,

    great Q on whether gant redshirts…. ive been tossing it in the air too.

    you want this type of assest to give you 2-great years.

    with miah and stuzz on the heal and a long season in the fold, chris gant becomes a hedge for mouse. gant has to be in play. as i said back in june, it just depends on what i call football IQ and what mouse refers to as “quality and knowledge”. you are correct in your assesment though, there’s a wide gap in the learning curve betw juco play (where defenses arent as sophisticated) and the uh offense at a higher level of college play. mouse acknowledges that by making the point that gant has great physical abilities and is entering the learning phase. translation–gant has a ways to go to reach “quality and knowledge”.

  58. Mario August 16, 2011 8:07 am

    To Mr. Tsai,

    Thank you for the signed Bryant Moniz media guide. I received it in the mail today and I am very happy to win it from your blog contest. Much mahalos to you and your staff.

  59. LizKauai August 16, 2011 8:10 am

    “Among other players not selected: Hartford native Asaph Schwapp, a fullback, and former NFL quarterback Colt Brennan.”

    No word on the other Colonial Warriors…

  60. Ritxard August 16, 2011 8:11 am

    Koakane, mahalo for da remindah. Dis is da year — Bud gonna teach da Stah-Advatisah what real futbol be all’bout! Go Wahine Futballahs — BEAT WAZZOU!

  61. Mario August 16, 2011 8:13 am

    Congratulations to Kealoha Pilares! He just blew by all the defenders. He is so fast when he is in higher gear. He makes everyone look sooooo slow. That play he scored on reminded me of the USC game where he had a TD but literally ran away from his defenders.

  62. madeinhawaii August 16, 2011 8:33 am

    Morning all!

    That picture of Coach Jamie Dixon reminds me of a younger Craig T. Nelson playing Hayden Fox, head coach of the fictional Division I-A college football team, the Minnesota State University Screaming Eagle.

  63. madeinhawaii August 16, 2011 8:39 am

    1992 Holiday Bowl Pennant on sale at Ebay…

    Might make the perfect Xmas gift, if you’re interested.


  64. Pomai August 16, 2011 8:41 am

    ST – what time is the full contact scrimmage on Thursday?

  65. Jwilks August 16, 2011 8:43 am

    How is Brenden Daley doing? I have not heard anything about him?

  66. (Jesse) James August 16, 2011 8:43 am


    Good morning gang…hope all is well…

    Football is getting close…I can feel it….Woo Hoo….

  67. NaKoaMike August 16, 2011 8:46 am

    Join us at the Na Koa Coach’s Lunch at the Willows this season and hear the coaches analysis of each game. They will answer your questions, break down game videos and preview our next opponent.

    Lunches will be held on every Monday after a game except after the Fresno State game when the lunch will be on Tuesday, November 22.

    More information:


  68. Da Punchbowl Kid August 16, 2011 8:57 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Prayers for Cody. Ouch!

  69. madeinhawaii August 16, 2011 8:59 am

    Defensive line is being highlighted on UH’s website with a video interview with

    Coach Tony Tuioti.


  70. Da Punchbowl Kid August 16, 2011 9:00 am

    Ooops! I meant to say Kody!

  71. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2011 9:05 am

    Daley is getting a lot of work but he is still learning the system

  72. haka August 16, 2011 9:09 am

    Go Warriors!

    Air Field Landing!

  73. warriorsun August 16, 2011 9:10 am

    we are so deep in talent with our LB unit. well planned recruiting classes that are neatly balanced and distributed in an even flow from senior to true frosh with a transfer or two sprinkled in the mix to spike the juice. exellent job by coach aranda & staff. he is in great position to redshirt his true frosh, such as vele and k2.

  74. d1shima August 16, 2011 9:37 am


    Pleased to hear that the luncheons are returning to the Willows. Great food, great staff, great venue…

  75. warriorsun August 16, 2011 9:42 am

    JMO. given the nature of defense and linebackers and mr daley–talent, speed and instinct can provide enuff steam for immediate contribution and impact. because defense is mainly reactionary, learning the system is important to assignment and field position.

    in a nutshell, if #5 plays to billing, he can make a quick impression on the gridiron. nothing like a bone-jarring tackle to stir our fans into a “De-fense” chanting frenzy.

  76. (Jesse) James August 16, 2011 9:51 am

    #74…D1…I agree with that assessment…my question, Will Heinekens still be $1??? Oh, wait, that’s gramp’s question…MWAHAHAHHA

  77. (Jesse) James August 16, 2011 9:53 am

    From what I’ve seen at practice, I’m glad that Coach Heffernan has taken over conditioning of the team. They’ve looked a lot better in their strength and conditioning then they have in the past. That is a good thing and establishes a foundation for future warriors to follow.

  78. kawika49 August 16, 2011 9:57 am

    #76 JJ, kekoa and I are old enough to remember Heineken at 5cents a bottle at the nco clubs.

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  80. Texas Kama'aina August 16, 2011 10:11 am

    Football Media Day Notebook

    Wes Morgan

    Roby Toma Excelling at ND:

    Media day isn’t typically the time when football programs parade around their reserve players. After all, it’s the day, for national media in particular, to snap photos of the team’s stars and to hear high-profile personnel sound off on the season to come.

    Junior receiver Robby Toma spent a rare afternoon with the media for having exhibited exceptional leadership skills during camp

    That’s why it was a bit surprising to see junior wide receiver Robby Toma’s name on the 15-player list Tuesday. The 5-9, 185-pound Hawaiian has just 17 receptions for 208 yards in his career at Notre Dame. Second-year head coach Brian Kelly said there are few Fighting Irish players that embody the overall message the way Toma does.

    “Robby has really emerged as a leader on our football team,” Kelly explained. “He’s there not necessarily because he’s going to catch 100 balls — I’d like to see that — but it’s because he has a leadership role in our offense. His personality, his toughness — he really is mirroring the kind of things we want to do on offense. He was chosen because the way he’s practiced, the way he’s prepared and how people on our offense look towards Robby Toma.”

    Toma hauled in 19 touchdown passes as a senior and, with a little help from linebacker Manti Te’o, boosted Punahou High to its first state championship in 2008. When injuries began to take their toll on the Irish offense last fall, Toma stepped up in the last six regular season games after not making a single reception before the Western Michigan game on Oct. 16.

    Te’o is far from surprised that Toma is now being recognized for his efforts.

    “I’ve always brought up Robby’s name, especially this past camp,” Te’o said. “Robby has really come out and really played his butt off, and it shows. Coach Kelly talks to me about him and just says, ‘Hey, he’s doing a good job, he’s doing a really good job.”

    The newfound attention is something Toma’s trying to get used to.

    “He told me before we got here, he was like, ‘I feel very uncomfortable in this environment.’ I was like, ‘Hey buddy, you better get used to it; you better get used to it.’ You do good things and that’s going to come with a lot of different things that you never expected.”

    Will Te’o stay or will he go?

    Te’o has done a lot of good things in two years at Notre Dame, including making 196 tackles. With that, along with what is expected to be a banner junior season, comes speculation that Te’o might forgo his senior season in 2012 and enter the NFL Draft. Te’o refuses to give turning professional a moment of thought until he takes care of business with the Irish in 2011.

    “I don’t really think about it,” Te’o said. “The task at hand is what’s really important to me, and that’s my teammates, that’s my coaches and that’s playing this 2011 season. I still have 12 games to play. Anything can happen, I’m just preparing myself to play the best brand of football that I’ve ever played in my life so far. Whatever comes up, whatever opportunities present [themselves], I’ll sit down with my family and my coaches and we’ll talk about it. Until that time comes, all that matters is South Florida and getting this season kicked off.”

    Conference realignment

    • With rumors circling about major conference switches in the SEC and elsewhere, Kelly acknowledged that Notre Dame has to make sure that it remains conscious of what the creation of so-called “super conferences” means for the independent Irish.

    “We just need to know that we will hear the tree falling in the forest. We’ve gotta have our ear to the ground and be aware of all those things. And I know we are.”

    The QB question

    • The quarterback decision at Notre Dame has been one of the most public position battles in the NCAA leading up to the season, regularly landing Dayne Crist and Tommy Rees in national headlines and television shows. Rees, who is only a year removed from virtual anonymity, said the new attention is hard to get used to, but he tries not to watch.

    “Notre Dame is the top of the mountain for college football,” he said. “So, it’s a little weird seeing yourself on SportsCenter and all that kind of stuff, but that’s not something that I am trying to pay attention to.”

    Extra points

    • From Te’o, to senior quarterback Dayne Crist, to fellow cornerbacks Robert Blanton and Gary Gray, the name that came up often Tuesday was Lo Wood. The sophomore corner, by all accounts, has been one of the biggest surprises of fall camp so far. Wood saw action in 11 games in 2010, mostly on special teams, but is expected to see plenty of time behind Blanton. Everyone has confidence that the 5-10, 195-pounder is up for the challenge.

    • Freshman Troy Niklas (6-6 1/2, 250), of Fullerton, Calif., was shifted from tight end to Cat outside linebacker when he arrived on campus. Now, according to defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Bob Diaco, the former two-way star at Servite High is working at the Dog position.

    • Special teams coordinator Mike Elston said folks are jumping the gun thinking that freshman kicker Kyle Brindza will handle kickoffs, explaining that senior David Ruffer, who made the Lou Groza Award watch list for the nation’s top placekicker, is also striping the ball off the tee.

    • A dislocated knee cap is expected to sideline sophomore offensive tackle Tate Nichols for the season opener against South Florida on Sept. 3. Offensive line coach Ed Warinner said until Nichols returns, there will be extra reps available for freshman Nick Martin. As expected, Kelly confirmed that freshman safety Eilar Hardy will miss the entire season because of a torn LCL in his knee. Fifth-year senior tight end Mike Ragone has been slowed by a quad strain but should be fine in time for the opener.

    • Senior offensive guard Andrew Nuss has been getting some work at center behind reserve classmate Mike Golic, Jr. Freshman OT Matt Hegarty has also received some reps in the middle.

    Wes Morgan is a staff writer at BlueandGold.com

  81. d1shima August 16, 2011 10:17 am

    What happened to the two-year church mission? 🙄

  82. madeinhawaii August 16, 2011 10:23 am


    Some people consider Notre Dame to be a church.

  83. d1shima August 16, 2011 10:23 am

    I can imagine a few more CC’s out near the Ceded Lands…

    Kauai’s popular Brick Oven Pizza restaurant will expand to Oahu with a new restaurant at Crossroads at Kapolei.

    The family owned Brick Oven restaurant has been in operation on the Garden Island for nearly 30 years, specializing in hearth-baked pizzas, hot sandwiches, appetizers and specialty desserts.

    The 3,050 square-foot Oahu restaurant is expected to open in December in the center that is anchored by the Simply Organized storage and organization retailer and Chun Wah Kam restaurant.



  84. d1shima August 16, 2011 10:25 am

    On a roll…

    BENXI, China >> Forward Hauns Brereton and point guard Shaquille Stokes scored 21 points each and the Hawaii men’s basketball team rallied from an 18-point halftime deficit to defeat Shenyang of the Chinese Basketball Association 72-71 today.


  85. Slugger August 16, 2011 10:26 am

    There’s a difference in cost of the Coaches luncheons at the Willows for Na Koa members and non-members, so be sure to join Na Koa! Support the players. Funds help with summer school and the training table.

  86. iwonderwhytheyhateme August 16, 2011 10:31 am

    Listening to Joe Paterno interviews from his golf cart on ESPNU and ESPN.com…This guy is the voice of reason in college football…Sure people beat on because he was coached the first football game in history but the guy is sharp, sharper than lots of guys half his age.

    We need more coaches like him in college football. The student athlete and the sport itself comes first, can take in the big money and turn out a solid product all with integrity.

  87. SteveM August 16, 2011 10:34 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Waiting for photos on the new Aloha Stadium turf… 🙂

  88. Bryson August 16, 2011 10:42 am

    Brick Oven opening in Kapolei…Awesome I just came back from visiting family on Kauai and had the chance to eat there…Great Buffet…Reasonable Price…$15 For Wings,Pizza,Spaghetti,Garlic Bread,Salad and more…I hope it’s the same when it opens down here…

  89. Bowwar August 16, 2011 11:05 am

    #59 Liz: With Colt not being selected, what are his options now??? Does that make him a “free agent” to barter with whomever will give him a chance? I wonder who is Colt’s agent?

  90. Bowwar August 16, 2011 11:05 am

    ST: Any word on the two QBs UH was recruiting?

  91. SteveM August 16, 2011 11:07 am

    Texas Kama’aina — Welcome to the blog! If you reside in Texas, please tell what city. Will add you to the mainland & int’l Tsai-ko listing at:


  92. WarriorNY August 16, 2011 11:17 am

    Hey all,

    Here’s another article in Carolina about Pilares…


  93. iwonderwhytheyhateme August 16, 2011 11:19 am


    ST mentioned late last night/early this morning that he won’t tell the names of the 2 QB’s until after all the paperwork is signed and its all confirmed.

    He said we would understand why.

    Makes for a VERY interesting situation.

    Maybe its not Jantz like I thought…can’t imagine his name needing to be a secret. Must be much much MUCH more juicier than many of us may be expecting!!!

  94. Pomai August 16, 2011 11:32 am

    One more time – what time is the full contact scrimmage on this Thursday?

  95. haka August 16, 2011 11:34 am

    here’s the thread:


    August 15th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    i too would like to know what happened to the 2 top secret QB’s we heard about.

    did they decide to go elsewhere?

    it seemed as though Hawaii was in the middle of QB hysteria with Forcier and some other potential recruits and transfers..then all of a sudden it went all quiet…wth?!

    If the deadline to apply/accept at UH is already done, I am guessing the transfer QB (1 out of the 2) ain’t coming here.


    August 15th, 2011 at 11:28 pm


    We’ve all been asking about the mystery QBs. You might be right about the transfer. There’s not much time left to get into school. So, you would think it would be announced by now unless he didn’t commit to us. Dangeroo. C’mon ST; pls spill da beans soon.


    August 15th, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    okay…let’s explain.

    that transfer dude could be coming in january.

    that hs holy grail candidate could be a 2012 recruit.

    or i could have it all topsy turvy.

    Stephen Tsai:

    August 15th, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Nothing has changed on the QBs. But unlike last time, I’m not going to say anything until it’s a done deal.


    August 16th, 2011 at 12:06 am

    fair enough.

    Stephen Tsai:

    August 16th, 2011 at 12:10 am

    When it’s over, you’ll understand.

  96. A-House August 16, 2011 11:41 am

    yea, d1, what happened to the 2-year mission?

    is it being postponed, again, until after he completes his college football career?

    what happens if he has a totally outstanding Jr and Sr years and NFL comes knocking that he will be in the top 5 draft picks? will he tell the NFL that he has to perform a 2-year church mission and then be ready to play pro-ball?

  97. A-House August 16, 2011 11:43 am

    I for one am not interested in reading what happens at Notre Dame.

  98. Kevin August 16, 2011 11:49 am

    Taste of Aloha (Stadium)???

    I strongly advise against this. Will lead to lock-jaw and a slew of God knows what else.

  99. Kevin August 16, 2011 11:49 am


    Dey u go.

  100. Kevin August 16, 2011 11:50 am


    Sent you a video link in response to your email last night.

  101. Curt August 16, 2011 11:50 am

    A-House is snoozing. Ka-Boom!

  102. iwonderwhytheyhateme August 16, 2011 11:59 am

    the only thing i ever ate from aloha stadium concession besides drinks/coffee were the mini doughnuts. they were pretty good.

  103. Pupule Portagee August 16, 2011 11:59 am

    Aloha !

    I’ve been lurking for years, but decided to take the plunge into the ranks of the Tsaikos !

    ST…You Da Man ! Mahalo for keeping me informed about UH Football.

    Garret…Intelligent, well researched and thought provoking posts.

    Pomai, LizKauai, Gigi, Bulla, Punchbowl Kid, Chopsueyboy…All the Tsaikos….I feel like I know you folks already !

    I’ve been a season ticket holder since my Dad starting taking me when I was a kid in 1975, the first year Aloha stadium opened. In all those years, I only went to away games one year, 2007. Me and my Dad saw the Warriors in Las Vegas, Reno and then the Sugar bowl. Since that time, no away games for me. This year is different. I have my tickets to the Washingon and UNLV games ! I bought them from the UH website since I’m a season ticket holder. This is the plan…..


    Watch UH vs Washington


    I have a Harley Davidson to use up there, so I’m taking a road trip. Day one Seattle, through Eugene to Florence Oregon. 300 miles


    Florence to Eureka, Ca. 300 miles


    Eureka to San Francisco 300 miles


    San Fransisco to Yosemite Park, over the Sierra Nevadas, into Mammoth Lakes. 300 miles


    Mammoth Lakes to Las Vegas, through Death Valley & Pahrump. 300 miles


    Watch UH vs UNLV

    It’s the adventure of a lifetime. 1,500 miles in 5 days on a Harley, 2 UH Football games, just me and my Ukulele !!

    I hope to see some of you folks at the tailgate parties !! You won’t be able to miss the Portagee on a Harley, wearing a UH Warriors shirt with an Ukulele on his back. That would be me…..

    Imua Tsaikos ! Imua Warriors !

  104. d1shima August 16, 2011 12:05 pm

    Too cool Podagee! 😀

    See you there!

  105. d1shima August 16, 2011 12:05 pm

    Eh! Got our season tickets!

  106. d1shima August 16, 2011 12:07 pm

    …Oh, try wait!

    Dat was our Wildcats’ tickets.


  107. Curt August 16, 2011 12:08 pm

    All right Pupule Portagee. Welcome aboard. Sounds like a fun way to see the two games. Yosemite will be great and not too crowded. There’s been a good snow pack last season so you may still see the falls flowing. Have fun and be safe.

  108. d1shima August 16, 2011 12:10 pm

    Note on OU All-Access

    Bob Stoops is into detail….

  109. haka August 16, 2011 12:10 pm

    Imua Pupule Portagee!

    Road Warrior!

  110. iwonderwhytheyhateme August 16, 2011 12:27 pm

    d1 (108)

    i wonder why yah? hahaha.

    been watching it this morning…OU is definitely a well oiled machine.

  111. Bowwar August 16, 2011 12:29 pm

    #93: Sorry, I must have missed ST’s reply…Hopefully, patience will be rewarded. Could it be that they found that Colt has another year of eligibility?

  112. Bowwar August 16, 2011 12:30 pm

    Too bad Trap lost another recruit in Carmichael…Sounds like they will need to scramble to find infielders and pitchers.

  113. SteveM August 16, 2011 12:31 pm

    Pupule Portagee — Welcome to the blog! You might have noticed that Rasu Begasu has these Tsai-ko events planned in Las Vegas…

    Fri 9/16 – Dinner/karaoke at Sato-Ya. 8:00 pm to indefinite

    Sat 9/17 – Tailgate at Fiesta Henderson buffet. 3:00 – 5:30 pm

    Sat 9/17 – optional charter minibus(s) depart 5:30 pm – new requests RSVP Rasu Begasu

    More details at:


    Please email me if you can join us at at any or all events: stevem.hnl (at) gmail.com

  114. d1shima August 16, 2011 12:34 pm

    Was just going ovah Pupule Portagee’s itinerary again….

    How da Harley getting back to WA? 😯

  115. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2011 12:38 pm

    Pretty interesting about Siaki Cravens’ brother.

    His top five choices (at the moment) are: Washington, UCLA, Oklahoma, Alabama and Hawaii.

  116. iwonderwhytheyhateme August 16, 2011 12:38 pm


    Hah! Wouldn’t that be something. Maybe Joe Schad will be reporting a top QB prospect going to UH. Who knows.

  117. d1shima August 16, 2011 12:40 pm

    Green! The field is green!

  118. SteveM August 16, 2011 12:43 pm

    ST — thanks for the field photos. Looks good!

  119. iwonderwhytheyhateme August 16, 2011 12:43 pm

    Sua Cravens has an offer from like everywhere. Will be interesting to see who he signs with. Long shot but at least we are on his radar.

  120. d1shima August 16, 2011 12:44 pm

    It doesn’t appear that the #1 Slots showed up with full gear.

  121. d1shima August 16, 2011 12:45 pm

    Are all the players going to be in uniform footwear on Game Days?

  122. d1shima August 16, 2011 12:49 pm

    Is Alan Sampson consistently able to get separation from the #1 DB’s?

  123. d1shima August 16, 2011 12:49 pm

    Did the Blog Host just find an open Concession stand?

  124. Last Call August 16, 2011 12:56 pm

    That’s it,I’m replacing my grass (I should say weeds) with turf,no cut,no water.

  125. Garret August 16, 2011 12:58 pm

    Fox Sports made their list of the 6 non-AQ teams they think can make a BCS bowl this year. UH plays several of these teams and I’d actually agree with this list if they substituted UH for Nevada (!!!).

    BYU (almost their entire offense is back)

    San Diego State (they return most of their team, but have a new coach)

    TCU (their “soft” schedule includes at Boise State and at San Diego State)

    Nevada (the only choice I cannot understand–look at their opening road schedule)

    Tulsa (almost the entire Hawaii Bowl team returns)

    Boise State


  126. Last Call August 16, 2011 12:58 pm

    Yes,pretty interesting about Siaki Cravens’ brother but we all want to know about his girl friend playing for Shoji and are the rumors true ?

  127. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2011 12:59 pm

    Last Call:

    Siaki said he did not ask her about a possible move.

    So, no, don’t think he knows anything about it.

  128. Garret August 16, 2011 1:00 pm

    The turf looks nice to me. I’m sure that the Warriors enjoyed playing on that surface instead of the worn out old turf.

  129. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2011 1:01 pm

    Yes, the field is green.

    The mystery is: Why is the Hawaiian Air logo in blue?

  130. Garret August 16, 2011 1:02 pm

    Baylor’s President is publicly pleading for Texas A&M not to leave.

    Let me be perfectly clear, Baylor continues to fully support the Big 12.

    Baylor, Texas and Texas A&M have been competing against one another for more than a century, while Texas Tech has been facing these foes for more than 80 years.


  131. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2011 1:02 pm

    Sampson is a very speedy guy. Thing is, the 9 route is a tough throw. But he is fast.

  132. Kevin August 16, 2011 1:02 pm

    From what I was told, it appears that the turf at the stadium is the type where the pieces can be removed to install other logos (i.e. Pro Bowl and Hawaii Bowl logos). In the past we saw that the water-soluable paint wasn’t coming off cleanly or creating a “sunburnt” effect where the previous image was STILL clearly visible under the new one and that made it look HORRIBLE on national TV.

    No longer will we also see players getting that paint stuck on their uniforms and arms when falling or sliding on the sidelines and endzone.

    Overall, a clean solution.

  133. Slugger August 16, 2011 1:03 pm

    Mahalo for the photos and the report on the stadium, ST!

  134. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2011 1:04 pm

    Aw, Texas A&M just needs a hug.


    Go to the SEC, and it’s a middle-of-the-pack team.

    Where’s the leverage? It’s not like there’s a demand for the Texas A&M channel. How will they fill programming? Tractor pulls?

    Oh, (John) Deere.

  135. Kevin August 16, 2011 1:04 pm

    Why was most of lower campus blue?

    Recently the Les was updated..

    Next up, the roof at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.. (it’s still blue).

  136. d1shima August 16, 2011 1:04 pm

    Blue doesn’t show up on TV too good? Blue screen? Blue field?

  137. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2011 1:05 pm


    The end zone is actually the only removable piece(s).

    As the engineer explained it, the old way, when the end zone was painted, not all of the paint would come off. Secondly, the paint would harden, making the field harder.

  138. d1shima August 16, 2011 1:06 pm

    …cause I know he’s lurking.


    August 16th, 2011 at 11:32 am

    One more time – what time is the full contact scrimmage on this Thursday?

  139. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2011 1:06 pm

    Why blue?

    Maybe it was sad.

  140. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2011 1:07 pm

    Practice starts at 8:30 a.m.

    No set time when the scrimmage will be.

    As a UH official said today: It’s all subject to change.

  141. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2011 1:09 pm

    Ya know, “Ferd” is always asking me what time practice starts.

    I’ll say: 8:30.

    Then he’ll say: 8:30?

    And I’ll say: Yep, 8:30.

    Then 15 minutes later, he’ll say: 8:30?

    And I’ll say: Still.

    Then as I’m leaving, he’ll say: 8:30, right?

    And I’ll just walk away.

    And the next day he doesn’t show up for practice.

  142. Slugger August 16, 2011 1:11 pm

    Why isn’t the Hawaiian Air logo in purple which is their color? and it’s a complementary color to green. Would look much better.

  143. Garret August 16, 2011 1:11 pm

    I’m glad that RGM was able to scramble after the UFL folded Hartford…he’s back in the CFL!

    The Edmonton Eskimos have signed veteran receiver/kick returner Ryan Grice-Mullen and offensive lineman Chris Patrick.

    Grice-Mullen suited up for 18 games for the B.C. Lions in 2008 and 2009. He played six games in the regular season for the Saskatchewan Roughriders last season. He also played in the two playoff games and the Grey Cup game.


  144. iwonderwhytheyhateme August 16, 2011 1:12 pm

    I saw pics of the field and it doesn’t look like the vomit green of the past. very happy about that. hopefully it looks the same in real life.

    noticed we don’t have the WAC logo on…I guess we are going to leave the area blank this season and paint on the MWC next year. No sense spend the money on the logo that will only be used for a few months. So this is what independence feels like. lol.

  145. iwonderwhytheyhateme August 16, 2011 1:13 pm

    it would have been nice if they had those alternating dark green/lighter green pattern that Oregon uses on their field. I am guessing that would add extra cost though.

  146. Last Call August 16, 2011 1:14 pm

    Thanks ST for asking Cravens and also the great photos .

  147. iwonderwhytheyhateme August 16, 2011 1:14 pm

    i thought our endzones read Hawaii on one side and Warriors on the other. I must be thinking/confused with the old style Hawaii and Aloha.

  148. Garret August 16, 2011 1:15 pm

    Aw, Texas A&M just needs a hug.


    Go to the SEC, and it’s a middle-of-the-pack team.

    Where’s the leverage? It’s not like there’s a demand for the Texas A&M channel. How will they fill programming? Tractor pulls?


    You know what is really funny to me? Texas A&M is using the Longhorn Network as its big motivation for leaving the Big 12. This is the case even though Texas gave in on both their points (no high school games, no conference games).

    The funny thing to me is that 4 years ago Texas approached Texas A&M to create a joint TV network where they would split the money *equally*. After much discussion, Texas A&M’s AD declined to partner with Texas on the network and he actually said in an interview that “the network wouldn’t make any money”. I think that the real problem is that Texas A&M didn’t want to work with Texas…and now they can’t stand the thought of Texas getting all that money and them not getting half.

  149. iwonderwhytheyhateme August 16, 2011 1:19 pm

    I wouldn’t mind living in the Longhorns shadow….I mean its not like the other lowly B12 schools took a vow of poverty even if they share revenue unequally.

    Hawaii already pays for travel unequally so getting money would be easy to get used to.

  150. iwonderwhytheyhateme August 16, 2011 1:19 pm

    #149 EDIT*

    *will pay for travel unequally*…oops

  151. Garret August 16, 2011 1:24 pm


    You know what is also funny? Texas A&M is publicly complaining that Texas will be making so much money from their network when they have the right to sell their TV rights also.

    The Texas Athletic Department will be getting about $6 mil per year from the Longhorn Network–way over 60% of the money is going to their Upper Campus or the marketing firm that brokered the deal and is administering everything.

    Florida has a 10-year TV deal that pays their Athletic Department $8.2 mil year…so, Texas A&M will be even further behind their conference member’s TV deal than they are with Texas. Plus, the network that shows Florida’s games also shows high school games! Plus, the network that shows Florida’s games is available to anyone in the country if they subscribe to their cable or satellite multi-sports pack, including throughout Texas and Hawaii.

    So, Texas A&M wants to join a conference where they will be even further behind on TV money than they are now. Their conference member will have high school football games running right before and after reruns of the Florida head coach’s weekly show and reruns of Florida Gator sporting events. Their conference member’s network is available throughout the country while Texas’ network is not available anywhere right now.

    But at least Florida’s channel is called “Sun Sports” instead of the “Gator Network”…I guess that is what Texas A&M cares about.

  152. madeinhawaii August 16, 2011 1:25 pm

    Any chance Colt gets to at least try out for the Canadian league?

  153. jojo ® August 16, 2011 1:27 pm

    So, I didn’t make it to kope call. My apologies

  154. Garret August 16, 2011 1:29 pm


    This is the deal that schools like Baylor and Iowa State have:

    $15 mil/year guaranteed, which is projected to go to $30 mil once the ESPN deal is renegotiated (TV rights go on the market in a few years)

    Home-and-home with Texas, Oklahoma, etc., which helps attendance.

    EVERY game on national TV except for the one game that they own the rights to and can sell. If they let their game against Texas be shown on the Longhorn Network, they get paid $5 mil in additional to their regular conference money, plus ESPN guarantees to pick up 2 additional non-Texas games to show on one of their networks.

    The most NCAA basketball money per school of ANY conference, even more than the Big East and Big 10.

  155. jojo ® August 16, 2011 1:30 pm

    Secondly, Congrats to Victoria Prince & (ahem) K-Fed on their baby girl, Jordan

  156. jojo ® August 16, 2011 1:32 pm

    Thirdly, pre-season is pre-season. Yay for football!

  157. Garret August 16, 2011 1:35 pm

    If the WAC is getting $1 mil from ESPN this year, that comes out to $100k per school (though UH/Nevada/Fresno aren’t getting any). The MWC gives out $1.3 mil per school. UH’s PPV deal is worth about $2.5 mil, so UH will either get $2.5 mil or $1.3 mil when UH joins the MWC.

    Very few schools would complain about what Texas A&M is complaining about. Texas A&M had the right to go about setting up their own network, which Oklahoma has almost finished doing and even schools like Kansas State already has. UH would take that $15 mil and agree to be on the Longhorn Network every other year for an extra $5 mil, no problem…

  158. Garret August 16, 2011 1:36 pm

    My original comment is awaiting moderation, so I’ll add a “*” to the word that is causing a problem.


    CFL teams don’t seem to pick up QBs during the middle of the season. Plus, Colt doesn’t know any of their systems and hasn’t been in their training camps.

    RGM is a return speci*alist, which means he can contribute to any CFL team right away. Plus he’s already been in the CFL for the last 2 seasons and has proven himself there. He’s also not coming off 4 or so surgeries and a catastrophic auto accident.

  159. A-House August 16, 2011 1:37 pm

    Wouldn’t it be neat if all the Cravens sibblings play for UH? jus hoping.

  160. A-House August 16, 2011 1:37 pm

    nice turf, but ugly seats! wen dey goin change all da seats?

  161. A-House August 16, 2011 1:41 pm

    I guess I goin have to wait for sports news tonight to get a “wide angle” view of the entire field.

    adda wise eat luks guud!

  162. A-House August 16, 2011 1:44 pm

    head up for windwardnites – Windward Mall may show the UH away games in the food court on PPV – they did last year – free – jus by some food.

  163. Da Puncbowl Kid August 16, 2011 1:44 pm

    The field is green?! Hot dayum! Nice!

    Mebbe the HAL logo is blue because blue is the color of the sky. Could be, right?

  164. Da Puncbowl Kid August 16, 2011 1:48 pm

    Did the Fumbler move to Texas A&M?

  165. Da Puncbowl Kid August 16, 2011 1:50 pm

    Nice pics of the guys at Aloha/Hawaiian. Turf looks plush compared to before.

  166. Kevin August 16, 2011 1:50 pm

    Our new uniforms ALSO don’t have the WAC logo on them either ala Boise State last season.

  167. wafan August 16, 2011 1:55 pm

    What the heck?!?!

    Refresh the WB screen and get kicked out. Then the link from my favorites menu does not work.

  168. wafan August 16, 2011 1:56 pm

    Field looks good.

    Players look good.

  169. wafan August 16, 2011 1:59 pm

    On a kick off at the BSU/UH game last year watched one of the deep BSU players drop and lie absolutely still — blended pretty well with the turf. Wonder what the play was supposed to be had it continued.

    Too bad the Warrior uniforms do not blend well, color-wise, to the new turf.

    Well, . . . . since others were complaining about green uniforms on green fields. HA!

  170. haka August 16, 2011 2:08 pm

    Let’s skip to

    Go Warriors!

    Go Warriors!

    Go Warriors!

    Nice green turf!

  171. Kevin August 16, 2011 2:11 pm


    You’re right. Previously one said “HAWAII” and the other “WARRIORS”.

    Also, what is not there are the black tapa triangles just outside the sidelines acting as a border.

    Maybe they will “paint” those in, but unlikely.

    I always thought that the #s on the field would look GREAT in the same style font as the #s on our uniforms.

  172. Kevin August 16, 2011 2:16 pm

    Found this on WSN:



  173. haka August 16, 2011 2:17 pm

    Nice! Mahalo Kevin.

  174. Da Puncbowl Kid August 16, 2011 2:22 pm

    176 –


  175. Kevin August 16, 2011 2:26 pm


    August 16th, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I guess I goin have to wait for sports news tonight to get a “wide angle” view of the entire field.

    adda wise eat luks guud!

    At the rate in which the errors are occuring on HNN, they might end up showing a panoramic shot of Clarence TC Ching Field.

    I mean the only reason I watch HNN is because of the HD quality of their broadcasts, but the sports segment is harder and harder to watch.

  176. Slugger August 16, 2011 2:34 pm

    Thanks for the link, Kevin.

    The marketing & design people didn’t know that using a shade of purple for the Hawaiian Airlines’ logos and advertising at the stadium would be a visual tie-in to the actual Hawaiian Air logo reinforcing the advertising? On the color wheel, purple-green-orange are complementary colors and would look so much better to the eye/brain.

  177. A-House August 16, 2011 2:38 pm

    thanks, Kevin!!!

    now if they will only complete changing the ugly, worn out seats – make Hawaii proud on national TV come 9/3/2011.

  178. haka August 16, 2011 2:44 pm


    If we fill the stadium you won’t see the seats!

    Fill the Air Field!

    Well, the house is a rockin’ don’t bother knockin’

    Yeah, the house is a rockin’ don’t bother knockin’

    Yeah, the house is a rockin’ don’t bother come on in!

    Go Warriors!

  179. Kevin August 16, 2011 2:45 pm


    Check your email. It’s a youtube link so you should be able to watch it. Bout a 5-6 minute clip.

  180. rich2176 August 16, 2011 2:47 pm

    Little birdie emailed me that JD was seen having lunch with Jamie Dixon today. She went to say “hi” to JD and was introduced to JD#2. Then she wondered if JD#2 would leave Pitt for UH (was Gib on the “hot seat”?). Scoop for ST? Then I forwarded her the top of the blog where UH & Pitt are trying to arrange a game.

    BTW, that blue on the field will probably look purple under the lights and on television. TV has a way of altering colors.

  181. Kevin August 16, 2011 2:50 pm

    Oh man…

    Those signal cannons are EXPENSIVE!!!!!!!!!!!! Plus that website I was on wouldn’t ship blank ammo to Hawaii.

    Was seriously contemplating buying TWO more to donate to the band.

    Three cannons firing at once after TDs… excessive?

    I think not. 😈

  182. d1shima August 16, 2011 2:50 pm

    BTW, that blue on the field will probably look purple under the lights and on television. TV has a way of altering colors.

    And he would know! 😉

  183. rich2176 August 16, 2011 2:59 pm

    d1 – I remember once going to a taping of the Tonight Show and Nicholas Cage was a guest. He was wearing a very neatly tailored blue suit. However, when I saw the show later that evening on television, his suit was p!mp purple…go figure – Lighting & Hi-Def.

  184. d1shima August 16, 2011 3:00 pm


    It will only be deemed excessive if the fellas in the harbor behind the stadium decide to shoot back! 😈

  185. d1shima August 16, 2011 3:01 pm


    Eye-ai-yai! 😆

  186. wafan August 16, 2011 3:05 pm

    Too bad the Mo cannot fire her guns. Would be awesome everytime Mo fired a TD strike.

  187. wafan August 16, 2011 3:06 pm

    Were the orange sideline seats ‘shopped?

  188. wafan August 16, 2011 3:06 pm

    So, who is waiting in the wings?

  189. d1shima August 16, 2011 3:07 pm

    btw, wish the talking heads would do their homework…

    CFB Blitz did a preview segment on the WAC and got to Hawaii and its Conference-leading QB, Moniz. They pronounced it: ‘moan-iz 👿

  190. BigWave96744 August 16, 2011 3:07 pm

    One important key in trying to land Su’a Cravens or other top recruits is getting Macks contract extended. Recruits want to know that their recruiting head coach will be around. BTW Su’a will be a 2013 recruit. Read where Oklahoma is his favorite school from small kid time

  191. d1shima August 16, 2011 3:08 pm


    But I don’t think the people in his neighborhood, Wahiawa, would appreciate the Volkswagen-sized projectiles flying towards them each time they score!

  192. haka August 16, 2011 3:09 pm


    good one. maybe we gotta compromise and have kevin’s guns mounted on a mighty mo replica below the band! mo betta!

  193. d1shima August 16, 2011 3:10 pm


    Been tryna go there for awhile but it seems to be the subjek nobody like talk about….

  194. wafan August 16, 2011 3:11 pm

    Did a “guest” PA announcer at the women’s VB game at school a bunch of years ago. I butchered the Hispanic and European names. But no problem with the Asian and Polynesian names. Asian and Polynesian parents and students were thrilled. Hispanic and European parents thought it was funny.

    Administration was not amused.

    Their underwear must have been too tight.

  195. d1shima August 16, 2011 3:14 pm

    Wouldn’t “Moniz” fit into the European category? 😕

    Wouldn’t the “European”-heritaged talking head be able to handle it?

  196. wafan August 16, 2011 3:19 pm

    d1 and BigWave . . .

    The UH is investigating the possibility and feasibility of doing a study to put together a investigative committee on Mack and his contract. The investigation is on the fast-track and should be completed sometime in September of 2015. Shortly thereafter, an announcement will be made through the appropriate channels (leaked through Mr. Tsai) on the feasibility of actually conducting the study.

    If everything goes right, Mack’s new three year contract will be announced at the same press conference announcing the new opening of the new stadium and the Centennial celebration of West O’ahu University.

  197. wafan August 16, 2011 3:20 pm

    Hey, if the guy is from Hawai’i the name has to be mangled.

  198. wafan August 16, 2011 3:20 pm

    Hey, if the guy is from Hawai’i the name has to be mangled.

  199. wafan August 16, 2011 3:21 pm

    Same as if the guy is from Japan.

    Itchy Row, whomever he is, plays for the Mariners.

  200. BigWave96744 August 16, 2011 3:32 pm

    D1, people like us bring it up because the we care about the future of the program, especially entering the MWC

  201. Kevin August 16, 2011 3:36 pm

    Favorite UH names:

    Matagisila Lefiti

    Fetaiagogo Fonoti

    Makani Duhaylonsod-Kaleimamahu

    Ahmet Gueye

    Costas Theocharidis

    Lasha Parghalava

    Rocky Savaiigaea

    Love it when I say these names clearly. Makes me feel “smarter”. 😆

    Got used to pronouncing “odd” names a long time ago. As a NHL fan, there were a TON of European players.

    My favorite team, the Detroit Red Wings were known for their Russian players. Vladimir Konstantinov, Sergei Fedorov, Viacheslav Fetisov, Vyacheslav Kozlov, Pavel Datsuyk, etc..

    Then there were others of note. Miroslav Satan (not kidding, but pronounced “shatan”), Jaromir Jagr, Espen Knutzen, etc…

    Oh yeah!

    Makes pronouncing Asian and Polynesian names like pronouncing “Smith” to me. If you’re a fan or supporter, at least sound like you know who you are talking about.

  202. Ralph August 16, 2011 3:38 pm

    UH Na Wahine soccer on facebook


  203. Bulla August 16, 2011 3:40 pm


    I agree, and I hope it does not blow up into another fiasco…..whew….had enough of those in recent past


    how you doing bro, purple be looking good on you and your bride, it’s that time of the year. Lyn and i will be heading for the 1st 2 games on 9-3 and 9-10, wyoming and utah state, then home until 10-1 easter washington…then a few more after that. planning to hit a Tgate if everyone will still let us come down……we miss everyone and look forward to seeing everyone soon 🙂



  204. Bulla August 16, 2011 3:41 pm



    my boo boo 🙁

  205. Kevin August 16, 2011 3:42 pm

    But this has had a reverse effect on me. The more plain the name, the harder it is for me to match name to face.

    I think I can pretty much recognize names to faces for most of our UH teams. Softball, well duh… Men’s and women’s basketball along with Warrior and Wahine vball for sure since the rosters aren’t huge like football. UH football takes me a little longer because there are so many, but usually by the time the season reaches October, I got the names and faces down.

    But for years and years, I had the hardest time on UH baseball. Maybe it’s because I watch it the LEAST on TV when I cannot go to the games and it’s hard to see faces at the Les. Not sure what it is, but the names are no problem, but I just cannot match faces.

  206. d1shima August 16, 2011 3:47 pm

    The UH is investigating the possibility and feasibility of doing a study to put together a investigative committee on Mack and his contract. The investigation is on the fast-track

    No offense intended Garret, but this sounds like a track that only a Bureaucrat’s Mother could love!

    So someone in Manoa is looking into possibly seeing if it would be OK to put together some meetings to look into keeping the HC. Did I get that right? 🙄

  207. d1shima August 16, 2011 3:48 pm

    …and they doing it PDQ!

  208. Kevin August 16, 2011 3:52 pm


    Brah, I had to read that like three times to make sure I wasn’t seeing what I think I was seeing.

    Policy and procedure to engage in starting policy and procedure. 😆 😆 😆 😆

    There ya go! STUPIDEST THING I READ TODAY!!!!!!

  209. d1shima August 16, 2011 3:52 pm

    Howzit Bulla!

    Got our trips planned for the Final Campaign as well!



  210. jm2375 August 16, 2011 3:55 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos!

    Isn’t Moniz a “European” name? (Portuguese/Spanish) 😀

  211. Kevin August 16, 2011 3:58 pm


    It is, but because he’s from Hawaii and has that “look”, his name automatically would be a —– to pronounce.

  212. Pomai August 16, 2011 4:02 pm

    Now this is just MHO but I think this looks better.


  213. wafan August 16, 2011 4:20 pm

    d1 . . .

    #204 — the written word does not emote sarcasm well.


    Still, it does sound about right with the way UH does things.


  214. wafan August 16, 2011 4:21 pm

    The HA logo is probably blue because they are paying the cash for it.

    Heck, if they wanted it to be the same shade of green as the turf . . . as long as they pay the bills!

  215. madeinhawaii August 16, 2011 4:32 pm

    The UH is investigating the possibility and feasibility of doing a study to put together a investigative committee on Mack and his contract. The investigation is on the fast-track

    They are investigating the “possibility and feasiblity” of doing a study… rather than simply doing? So after they do the study.. do they investigate the possibility and feasibility of an investigative committee… ? … What follows that? More waste of time and money? By then another million will have been spent towards renewing/extending Mack’s contract… No wonder our State and UH is in the financial mess it is.

  216. Slugger August 16, 2011 4:36 pm


    Thanks for the info from the broadcast perspective. I sure hope the blue shows up as purple on TV. It’s not the same in blue…

  217. MCB August 16, 2011 4:38 pm

    Mack looks like he lost weight

  218. d1shima August 16, 2011 4:39 pm


    Sorry for the confusion. Not sure why I mis-read that.

  219. d1shima August 16, 2011 4:40 pm


    It’s the stripes.


  220. d1shima August 16, 2011 4:41 pm

    Thanks Little Girl!

  221. rich2176 August 16, 2011 4:45 pm

    Pomai – must have gotten A+ in Photoshop.

    wafan – don’t worry about pronouncing names wrong. If they saw your signature, they’d realize you are ONE CREATIVE individual. (Even your check-stock gave me a chuckle.)

    MIH – gotta love how each state operates. Hawaii always gets me with the language. I remember a few years ago when visiting there was a PSA for allowing pedestrians to cross the road or you’d be hit with a “monetary assessment”. Most of us would understand the word “fine”.

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  223. wafan August 16, 2011 5:28 pm

    Cool being confused with Garret!

    Albeit I do not think he appreciates it nearly as much as I do!!!

  224. ai-eee-soos August 16, 2011 5:43 pm

    in case anyone’s interested ….

    Aiona says he will not run for Congress in 2012


  225. d1shima August 16, 2011 6:34 pm

    As Smartfootball.com says, “A few months back, Yahoo! Sports’ Charles Robinson said that they had a “10 out of 10″ scandal story, while the Tressel situation only garned a middle rating. Well, it’s here, and it’s an eleven.”

    In 100 hours of jailhouse interviews during Yahoo! Sports’ 11-month investigation, Hurricanes booster Nevin Shapiro described a sustained, eight-year run of rampant NCAA rule-breaking, some of it with the knowledge or direct participation of at least seven coaches from the Miami football and basketball programs. At a cost that Shapiro estimates in the millions of dollars, he said his benefits to athletes included but were not limited to cash, prostitutes, entertainment in his multimillion-dollar homes and yacht, paid trips to high-end restaurants and nightclubs, jewelry, bounties for on-field play (including bounties for injuring opposing players), travel and, on one occasion, an abortion.


  226. tommui August 16, 2011 6:44 pm

    Anyone going to the Wahine volleyball game next Friday?

  227. Ralph August 16, 2011 6:54 pm

    wvb I’m going if the UHAD sends me my season tickets to the wvb games.

  228. d1shima August 16, 2011 7:02 pm

    The origins of the One-back offense can be found in HS football in CA. This Dad named Jack found just the right circumstances that enabled a revolutionary idea to come to fruition. The third circumstance may have carried a little more weight.

    wanted John to play somewhere that would showcase his talents as a quarterback in an age when everyone wanted to out-muscle everyone and so John enrolled at Granada. Granada’s offense got rolling as it was based on three excellent concepts:

    -One-back formations with extra split receivers to open up passing and running holes in the defense.

    -Option routes where receivers had the freedom to alter their route depending on the coverage.

    -Having John freaking Elway as your high school quarterback.


  229. duffer August 16, 2011 7:07 pm

    Hey tommui, I’m a trying

  230. Da Punchbowl Kid August 16, 2011 7:09 pm

    There should be laws to to deal severely with “boosters” like the one described above. But as the article imples, its just one more nail in the NCAA’s coffin.

  231. 808bowler August 16, 2011 7:15 pm

    Hopefully cravens brother choose hawaii


    Crosses fingers.

  232. A-House August 16, 2011 7:25 pm


    mentioned this before, but the Oklahoma HC called UH HC about an “extra” frosh QB, but UH HC said he felt good with his stable of QBs.

    So, John Elway went to UCLA and the rest is history!!!

  233. A-House August 16, 2011 7:30 pm


    read your #245 5xs and still can’t figure out what you mean by “one more nail in the NCAA coffin” – are you saying that the NCAA will “kaput”?

    after read the article, my immediate reaction was how will Miami survive this if many of the allegations are true – will we see the demise of Miami like the death blow to SMU football?

  234. ai-eee-soos August 16, 2011 7:58 pm

    John Elway went to Stanford.

    mebbe you’re thinking of Troy Aikman of Oklahoma, who transferred to UCLA.

  235. Da Punchbowl Kid August 16, 2011 8:29 pm


    The article in the link was updated this evening. I read a similar article on Yahoo earlier (no longer to be found, curiously) which detailed the story and also discussed its impact on the NCAA. That article said that the fallout from this story will likely serve as catalyst for change in college football, and poterntially hasten the formation of the long talked about “semi-pro” college football league, which would operate outside of the purview of the NCAA and would pay its players etc. Sorry I can’t find the original story.

  236. Da Punchbowl Kid August 16, 2011 8:30 pm

    potentially* that should read above.

  237. el burro sabio August 16, 2011 8:36 pm

    It would have been interesting to see Troy Aikman trying to run the Paul Johnson triple option offense

  238. NYUH August 16, 2011 8:39 pm

    In honor of all the guys practicing. I have turf toe.

    First time I say this video


    The rankings don’t seem significant.

  239. Garret August 16, 2011 8:48 pm

    C-USA settled their lawsuit with ESPN over Fox getting the C-USA rights that ESPN used to have. Fox still gets the TV contract (paying double what ESPN offered) but ESPN gets the C-USA title game.


  240. Garret August 16, 2011 8:52 pm

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

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    Military authorities intercepted a tractor-trailer trying to cross the border in Otay Mesa with *2.2 tons* of pot hidden in vegetable boxes:


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    10-year-old girl with the hacker handle CyFi discovered a previously unknown vulnerability on iOS and Android games. She discovered the timing related bug after she got bored with the slow progress of FarmVille-style games:


  245. Garret August 16, 2011 8:53 pm

    Free play links pau.

  246. ai-eee-soos August 16, 2011 9:09 pm

    Re: Troy Aikman. It was during Dick Tomey’s time; he was the one who passed on Troy.

    ” …. # 256. el burro sabio:

    August 16th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    It would have been interesting to see Troy Aikman trying to run the Paul Johnson triple option offense. … “

  247. Slugger August 16, 2011 9:13 pm

    #240 ~ tommui,

    I’m going to the wvb games on Friday. UH playing my alma mater. Rooting for both! 😀

  248. el burro sabio August 16, 2011 9:17 pm

    ai-eee-soos, that is true, but Aikman had to redshirt in 1986, Tomey’s last season here as head coach.

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  250. ai-eee-soos August 16, 2011 9:25 pm

    # 258: Right you are.

    But when did Bob Wagner bring in Paul Johnson ( I too lazy to look it up ).

  251. NaKoaMike August 16, 2011 9:25 pm

    #85 Slugger,

    Good observation. There will be a price difference between members and non-members at the Na Koa lunches this year. Join Na Koa and get the member lunch price and other member benefits.

  252. Slugger August 16, 2011 9:28 pm

    sneaky spam eliminator…ST!

    I’m wondering if Tommy Heffernan has been working with the coaches as well as the players. Mack, Rolo and Brian Smith have all lost weight and look in better shape than they did last year.

  253. ai-eee-soos August 16, 2011 9:30 pm

    # 254 should point to # 252.

    there’s been some spam adjustment.

  254. el burro sabio August 16, 2011 9:31 pm

    1987, his first season as head coach

  255. d1shima August 16, 2011 9:31 pm

    Spam Lite?

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    Turkey spam!!!

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  258. homey ℞ August 16, 2011 9:38 pm


    Nice turf.

  259. Slugger August 16, 2011 9:39 pm

    NaKoa Mike,

    The woman at the desk will have to have a list to check us off. I doubt that people will remember to bring their NaKoa cards.

    During the TV pledge drive, you ought to advertise joining Na Koa as part of their pledge.

  260. ai-eee-soos August 16, 2011 9:44 pm

    el burro sabio: 10-4.

  261. A-joe August 16, 2011 9:46 pm

    231-Rich2176 About that PSA you mentioned-

    Now, I’ve heard fake, thick Pidgin spoken to emphasize jokes or to portray a stereotypical local braddah in comical skits. But, honestly, I was taken aback by HPD’s selection to have this officer be their spokesperson for such a serious matter.

    I had to take a closer look at who was this officer saying, “you will be given a 97 duhlah muna-tary uh-sass-ment.”

    I couldn’t believe my eyes- It was BIK’s classmate from Ka’u! I played football with him back in high school! He was a character back then. And still is. =)

  262. warriorsun August 16, 2011 10:24 pm


    SC tommy H works hand -in-hand with the unit and position coaches. together they determine player weight and other strength and conditioning goals for their players in the off season in conjunction with TH.

    the reason miah and stuzz wore shorts sans helmet is bc they are cleared to practice, but were not cleared for contact. that comes in steps as their conditioning and status is upgraded. its a day to day thing. on the other hand, LWO bright was set to go and dressed to script. he is eager to go. dont blame him, sampson is in position to swipe his startring role.

    if miah and stuzz were starters last year i could see them as probable staters on opening day. they werent. it’s going to be close with about a dozen practices remaining to get some hard work and timing with MO into gametime form. they cant afford anymore setbacks with their hammies if they expect to start….

  263. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2011 11:02 pm


    What was interesting was Stutzmann asked trainer Eric Okasaki for more rehab drills. “E” told him: Just rest.

    Athletes are ingrained to work hard to solve problems. But when it comes to hammies, sometimes the best advice is: Just rest.

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  265. Bowwar August 16, 2011 11:25 pm

    Does it look like Jared Leaf and Will Gregory will be red shirts? What’s happen to Dustin Elisara? He was rated both as one of the best FBs and LBs coming out of high school and now, he’s slated at DL?? Somehow, I’d still like to see him as a running back or middle linebacker.

  266. Bowwar August 16, 2011 11:26 pm

    ST – Do think they’ll be able to get Gerry Blakes into UH?

  267. Bowwar August 16, 2011 11:27 pm

    Also, does it look like Harding will be running back kicks? I’d like to see him run back kick-offs…I think he will be primarily a special teams demon this year.

  268. iwonderwhytheyhateme August 16, 2011 11:29 pm

    its going to be funny..well i mean suck…if the B12 gets raided and the MWC gets raided by the B12 leftovers.

    Would be pretty funny if we decide the WAC is a more stable place to be…Albeit with University of Texas Somewheres just starting their programs up. Do you think the WAC would take us back if it were to come that far? MWC probably takes (saves) SJSU/Utah St I guess.

    Even more funny is that JD would HAVE to work with Franchione not once or twice but every sing year if we needed to go back to the WAC…lol

    Meh what the heck…let them BCS schools stab each other in the throats and backs for $$$…We don’t stand to gain or lose from it IMO. In a few years the BCS teams will probably field their own pretend conference of football which will exclude a bunch of schools anyway.

    UT, Notre Dame, USC, OSU etc should just clone their programs and form another football team at the same campus and play themselves 12 times in a row…Wouldn’t USC fans just love to see USC vs. USC the entire season? (O_o)

  269. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2011 11:44 pm

    Dustin Elisara joins team Monday.

    No decision on redshirting until after first road trip.

    Mike Edwards is the No. 1 kickoff returner. (The second deep returner is actually a blocker.)

  270. SteveM August 16, 2011 11:57 pm

    I was cleaning out my mailbox when I ran across this item that was forwarded by jm2375 a while back. It is long, but might be interesting for the “night shift”…

    How old Is Grandpa?

    One evening a grandson was talking to his grandfather about current events.

    The grandson asked his grandfather what he thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general.

    The Grandfather replied, “Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:

    – television

    – penicillin

    – polio shots

    – frozen foods

    – Xerox

    – contact lenses

    – Frisbees and

    – the pill

    There were no:

    – credit cards

    – laser beams or

    – ball-point pens

    Man had not invented:

    – pantyhose

    – air conditioners

    – dishwashers

    – clothes dryers

    – and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and

    – man hadn’t yet walked on the moon

    Your Grandmother and I got married first, and then lived together.

    Every family had a father and a mother.

    Until I was 25, I called every man older than me, “Sir”.

    And after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, “Sir.”

    We were before gay-rights, computer- dating, dual careers, daycare

    centers, and group therapy.

    Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and common sense.

    We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions.

    Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege.

    We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent.

    Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.

    Draft dodgers were those who closed front doors as the evening breeze started.

    Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends – not purchasing condominiums.

    We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.

    We listened to Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President’s speeches on our radios.

    And I don’t ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.

    If you saw anything with ‘Made in Japan’ on it, it was junk.

    The term ‘making out’ referred to how you did on your school exam.

    Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, and instant coffee were unheard of.

    We had 5 &10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents.

    Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel.

    And if you didn’t want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards.

    You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600, but who could afford one?

    Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.

    In my day:

    – “grass” was mowed,

    – “coke” was a cold drink,

    – “pot” was something your mother cooked in and

    – “rock music” was your grandmother’s lullaby.

    – “Aids” were helpers in the Principal’s office,

    – “chip” meant a piece of wood,

    – “hardware” was found in a hardware store and

    – “software” wasn’t even a word.

    And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby.

    No wonder people call us “old and confused” and say there is a generation gap.

    And how old do you think I am?

    I bet you have this old man in mind….you are in for a shock! Read on to see — pretty scary if you think about it and pretty sad at the same time.

    Are you ready ?????




    This man would be only 59 years old.

  271. Liz Kauai (macbook) August 16, 2011 11:57 pm

    Bowwar- If anyone knows what Colt, RGM, Patek and co will be up to, ST will.

    Waiting for some good news.

    Nitey nite and Tsweet Warrior Dreams!

  272. warriorsun August 17, 2011 12:26 am


    if it werent so serious it would be funny. neither miah nor stuzz want to lose their starter positions. clapp and placebar and others must be performing well. when mouse shifted bell over to slot that sent a signal he wanted depth behind cory and justin. the writing is on the wall–mac is not going to rush the two. and secondly, mouse must be happy with the progress of their replacements. if i had to bet right now–i’d go 55-45, placebar and clapp start.

    bright is another story. you can play with the turf toe but not the whole game. you shoot it up with juice and it wears down, auweee! plus, nasty used to tell me he had no feeling in his foot and had trouble cutting. bright needs chinese herbs and acupunture. thurs will be huge….

  273. CoolEthan August 17, 2011 4:25 am

    Warriors need a serious beatdown against these buff’strs.

    Nothing like a whomping on opening weekend to show the nation how serious this team will be.

    No holds bar.

  274. CoolEthan August 17, 2011 4:50 am

    Re: “nasty used to tell me he had no feeling in his foot and had trouble cutting”

    That’s a good thing, right? That explains why he bowled over anyone – anything in front of him.

  275. WarriorNY August 17, 2011 5:11 am


    Can you interview Mike Edwards about his coming to Hawaii? It would be a very interesting story… I was shocked when I first heard he was coming to UH.

  276. d1shima August 17, 2011 6:10 am

    Great Morning All!


    Saw Mike Edwards with a good amount of face time on one of the news reports last night giving his impressions of practicing on the new turf in Aloha yesterday. Watch for chawan_cut’s comment with his link of all the news reports.

    I was wondering how much of it was PC “player-speak” coming from Edwards about how “huge” it was playing at Aloha Stadium? After all, this is a guy who was rockin’ it in Neyland Stadium in Knoxville in front of 102,455 Vol faithful 2 years ago.

  277. Moocher August 17, 2011 6:12 am

    I had always hoped that Aloha Stadium would take on a nickname….Like Florida Gators have the Swamp….I always thought it would be cool to give Aloha Stadium a nickname like “The Taro Patch” or ‘The Poi Bowl” or maybe “The Imu”

  278. d1shima August 17, 2011 6:12 am

    Nonetheless, it’s good to hear that Edwards is in line for KR duties. That should be “huge” as far as the fans are concerned….

  279. d1shima August 17, 2011 6:14 am


    “Taro Patch” might resonate with former 25th ID(L) members on the mainland.

  280. jm2375 August 17, 2011 6:22 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!!

    Nice story on yesterday’s practice. Love Mo’s quote:

    Asked to rate the new turf, Moniz said: “On a scale of 1 to 10, I give it a 1.7-millon-dollar rating. Isn’t that what it cost?”

    🙄 😆

  281. d1shima August 17, 2011 6:22 am

    Good to hear that the HC is impressed enough with the new turf that he re-scheduled another practice in the Stadium next week.

    Not sure if those who worked to get the TC Ching Field put together will be too thrilled about the team doing the entire fall camp in the Stadium next year though. 🙄


  282. WarriorNY August 17, 2011 6:42 am


    Thank you I will def watch for chawuncut’s link…

    Much appreciated for the response.

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