Taylor mending

After fully recovering from a scary viral infection, what’s a little knee problem?
“It’s nothing major,” said wideout Jovonte Taylor, who underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a slightly torn meniscus.
Taylor, who was on crutches yesterday, said he should be able to resume workouts in three weeks.
Taylor withdrew from classes the past October when he suffered a viral infection.
“I lost 25 pounds, to be exact,” said Taylor, whose weight dropped to 153. “I thought I was dying, man. It was beyond scary. I laid in the bed for 3 1/2 weeks straight. I lost my appetite.”
He returned home to Los Angeles to recuperate.
He said he now weighs 180 pounds.
He also is hopeful of receiving a medical hardship that will allow him to extend his UH career through the 2010 season.

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Alema Tachibana, who grayshirted, has joined the Warriors. Not sure why, but he reminds me of Karl Noa.


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Miah Ostrowski, who still would make a good point guard for some team, and Ryan Henry strike a pose.


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Defensive end Tua Mahaley is leading a team of UH athletes who will participate in the Relay for Life, an event to raise money for the American Cancer Society. If you wish to help, visit this site:

Also, our blog brother Jason has formed his own team to lead in the fight. You also may visit his site:
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Happy birthday to the lovely Jeannie Lee, who came up with most of the catch-phrases that I use. She’s also the reason, I suspect, that Chawan Cut joined the Balloon Brigade.



  1. Ralph January 23, 2009 2:01 am


  2. Ralph January 23, 2009 2:01 am

    wow twice in a week span, numero uno while Al snoozes on the other thread

  3. Ralph January 23, 2009 2:04 am

    ryan looks a bit smaller than Miah whom I know is on the small side….

  4. Ralph January 23, 2009 2:05 am

    where’s the report on the try outs? or pix

  5. al ™ January 23, 2009 2:06 am

    ralph you been lurking all this time.

    actually, i was tending to the dogs.

  6. Ralph January 23, 2009 2:06 am

    Al still snoozing or eating saimin……

  7. al ™ January 23, 2009 2:09 am

    thank God for taylor’s recovery!

    good to see miah o. he seemed to have been lost in the shuffle. hey, he’s a punahou boy. all right.

    alema does look like karl noa in a way. the hair, built, the face kind of sort of.

    okay, now i can go zzzzz out.

  8. Ralph January 23, 2009 2:10 am

    when javonte lost 30 lbs,he lost mostly water and muscle mass, so I hope he didn’t try to gain his weight back by gorging on carbos, if he did, he is all fat and water…

  9. al ™ January 23, 2009 2:12 am

    hmmmmm. saimin sounds good too. actually we do have some leftover fried saimin that #1 made with a little siracha sauce to kick it up a notch. and then there’s some miso/teriyaki drumsticks he also experimented with.

    okay, its all yours ralphie. i need to see if the refrig is still working.

  10. Ralph January 23, 2009 2:13 am

    I hope tachibana and paipai are in shape, they have a good chance of establishing themselves this spring as potential first team to start the fall…

  11. Ralph January 23, 2009 2:14 am

    we need some speed on the edge, either or both from the DE and OLB

  12. al ™ January 23, 2009 2:15 am

    ralph…(parting shot)

    jovonte is not a tsaiko so i am sure that he gained back muscle and water.

    btw, do you like to be called rolph or ralph.
    i think jovonte prefers that over javonte.

  13. Ralph January 23, 2009 2:24 am

    on the blob, everyone understands when there is a typo, the names and words are close to be able to understand whom or what is being written…otherwise, we would not understand bighilo or koakane at all.

  14. al ™ January 23, 2009 2:27 am

    you mean like in that movie, “the blob”.
    i remember that show.

    but, in bhf2 and kk’s case those aren’t typo’s das how dey talk and spell.

    eh. no pilikea. i was only jokin’ around.
    lights out.

  15. Ralph January 23, 2009 2:32 am

    pomai and florida ted should be up and around…Wafan’s under his futon getting his last 40 winks before heading to school….i’m waiting for the HA online news, how come they are so late this morning…..

  16. Ralph January 23, 2009 2:34 am

    can you believe the CEO for merrill lynch spent 1.2 million decorating his office while the company asked for federal bailout monies and forcing the brokerage to be absorbed by B. of America….

  17. Ralph January 23, 2009 2:40 am

    U.S. to begin stem cell (embryonic) research in patients with spinal injuries…I hope Obama pushes for more stem cell research that was vetoed by Bush….

  18. Pomai January 23, 2009 2:54 am

    Ralph #17 agree but depends on where they get them!!!

  19. Pomai January 23, 2009 2:55 am

    11 more days to go!!!!!

  20. bighilofan2 January 23, 2009 2:56 am

    i wuz sleepin and den i had dis funny feelin dat if i looked around i’d see Ralph an al stay makin fun ahmai proze an wit. 😀

  21. Pomai January 23, 2009 2:57 am

    I gave up a long time ago watching who is recruiting who and will just wait till da coach tells us who he wen git.

  22. bighilofan2 January 23, 2009 2:58 am

    Keala Watson,

    God Bless you, your lovely wife, your soon to be child, your brother, your friends, your teammates, everybody you care about and hold dear. Thanks for the great memories, Warrior!

  23. Pomai January 23, 2009 2:59 am

    AHHHH goin git heat wave today goin hit high of 47 today.

  24. Ralph January 23, 2009 3:00 am

    Pomai usually discarded umbilical cords, and I believe the difficult issue is the aborted fetuses…anti abortion rights advocates states that is not right and it encourages abortion, whereas, researchers are saying if the fetus is aborted, it has no chance in developing further and instead of disposing of the fetus, its stem cells could be a source for stem cell research…

  25. bighilofan2 January 23, 2009 3:00 am

    Jovonte n Taylor

    yo, Warrior. If Obama can, if Quentin can, you can! Good news on your continued recovery. Sometimes its a matter of luck. Best of luck and continue your achievements! We’re pulling for you!

    Go Warriors

  26. Pomai January 23, 2009 3:01 am

    bhf2 dat kid goin be OK no matter what he does. Good luck Keala.

  27. Pomai January 23, 2009 3:05 am

    Ralph dats what I was sayin, gotta be careful dat it no cause moah of da kine.

  28. Ralph January 23, 2009 3:11 am

    Pomai the stem cell research is the breaking news for today on CNN, there will be ten test cases under the stem cell research guidelines passed under the Bush administration….Obama will probably extend the parameters now because the democrats tried but Bush vetoed

  29. bighilofan2 January 23, 2009 3:12 am

    good morning Pomai.


    you hang around da coaches offices all da time an have developed your own vibe about things. maybe you can use a fake blog name and tell us watcha tink about where we headed. your choice of fake name wuud be a clue. like Opteemystic. RunFodaKailuaHills 😀

  30. Ralph January 23, 2009 3:16 am

    how about dalionsings!

  31. bighilofan2 January 23, 2009 3:30 am

    yup dat would be a positive. i’m hoping ST will strike a positive chordial.

    I am wondering if Coach Mack is going to pick an alpha male or a yes man. as long as da alpha male is from here and can meet uce2’s expectations and hold his own when da O coaches gettin one hair brained idea like running 3 runs inna row, and get da respect ah da Oline guyz an galz, das good for me too.

    i like an alpha male dat is also a yes man for Hawaii. knows respect and protocol for da subtle stuffs when visiting people’s houses. but won’t take no $h*t from anybuddy. dats da bradda fo me!

  32. bighilofan2 January 23, 2009 3:36 am

    somebody the Warriors can count on to inspire them not to fall on their duffs in the 4th quarter, so that the qb can feel if he can’t move the ball its his fault, not the oline. somebody who’ll lead the Warriors through the bad times. dats the coach i’m hoping Coach Mack will pick up.

    maybe with the Matson cutbak, Pride will consider moonlighting? 😀

  33. bighilofan2 January 23, 2009 3:40 am

    Ryan Henry!

    howzit howzit! He was the one that said last year when we were worried about decommits, “put this down. I keep my word.” something like that.

    I can’t remember his exact words, but I’m remembering having that really great feeling about him. something to do with honor…

    Welcome Warrior!

  34. bighilofan2 January 23, 2009 3:46 am

    still can’t get over how much focus Quentin Beaver has shown this past season. thats alot of weight to drop. true, he put on alot of weight. but to get down to 320. wow.

    i wonder how much he can bench press now? but his looks. man o man, his tutuman would be proud!

  35. bighilofan2 January 23, 2009 3:47 am


    dat man musta had both hands in his pockets, with that kind of dedication. 😀

  36. wafan January 23, 2009 3:48 am

    A cold and crisp morning everyone!

    Looking forward to seeing the Princess’ videosof the try-outs.

    Good thing it is Friday — I want to crawl back under my futon.

  37. bighilofan2 January 23, 2009 3:49 am

    hiya Ralph.

    yu going to the KK 2/7? hopefully i see yu dare! 😀

  38. wafan January 23, 2009 3:49 am

    bhf2 . . .

    How are you doing? Karang anyone with your paddle lately?

  39. bighilofan2 January 23, 2009 3:59 am


    howzit. today is karang day! get to buss out da wipz an chainz.

    akchally, da gang stay lookin pretty guud! 😀 day luv lookin in da mirror, see da opu shrinkin. wen i look at dem, all lookin da same, snappy, i jus like swell up, like a Tsaiko! 😆

  40. bighilofan2 January 23, 2009 4:01 am

    ralph. back in a few.

  41. bighilofan2 January 23, 2009 4:17 am

    Quentin Beaver inspires me to improve myself. if he can drop dat kine weight, I can.

    anyway, he shudda entered in da big loser contest! even dough he lose that kine weight, da bugga still looks fit! maybe he eatin da same kine stuffs as doze guyz on tv, dan marino, don shula, mike golich 😀

  42. bighilofan2 January 23, 2009 4:22 am

    remember last year when Alema said he was 85% sure he was going Utah? and he is here!

    yeeee haaaaaaaaaawwww!

  43. d1島 January 23, 2009 6:39 am

    Great Morning All!

    Glad to see Jovonte Taylor back from his viral infection.
    Hope his recovery from surgery goes well.

    Walk-on try-outs sounds like it’s getting more competitive every year. A good thing.

  44. Garret January 23, 2009 6:41 am

    It is great to hear that Jovonte Taylor is recovered! I hope that he gets the extra year…he definitely has a medical case for the year.

  45. Garret January 23, 2009 6:43 am

    Great to get a picture of Alema…he and Paipai have a good shot to contribute this season.

  46. d1島 January 23, 2009 6:43 am


    Glad to hear Pono did well and is now so anxious to prepare for next FB season. Vars, right? 🙂

  47. d1島 January 23, 2009 6:44 am

    Have a great day erryboddy!


  48. mctruck January 23, 2009 6:46 am

    dang!!!, if I had known Tsai was going to pull another early OT post, I wud have been ready to pounce for that #1 spot. sheeeesh!

  49. mctruck January 23, 2009 6:47 am

    pardon moi!!, good morning everyone and have a bustin goodday!! aloja!!

  50. Stretch January 23, 2009 6:48 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Was reading ST’s article this morning about the walk on tryouts and this line reminded me of a certain Tsaiko….

    One ran in only his UnderArmours.


  51. Garret January 23, 2009 7:08 am

    It is crazy that Tennessee is spending $3.325 million on salaries for their 9 assistant coaches…this could really start to distort the salaries of assistants, which would benefit the big-budget schools and make it even harder for UH to hang on to assistants (like how UH lost Cav and Mac).

    Their DC will earn $1.2 million per year (more than Mac!) with a $300k retention bonus added. Their DL coach will earn $650k.

    Because their head coach makes “only” $2 mil, Tennessee is actually only 4th in the SEC for salaries when you count the whole coaching staff.

    $3.325 million in salary for its nine assistant coaches, UT announced Thursday.

    The latter sum is the highest in the SEC, surpassing the $2.405 million Alabama paid its assistant coaches for the 2008 season by more than $900,000, and is believed to be the highest in college football.

    UT athletic director Mike Hamilton said Thursday that he is more concerned with UT’s overall staff cost of $5.325 million, which would rank fourth in the SEC based on 2008 figures for the conference’s other 11 schools.

  52. Garret January 23, 2009 7:10 am

    Tennessee will also have a graduate assistant who was Syracuse’s offensive coordinator and OL coach!

    Former Syracuse offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Mitch Browning is set to become a graduate assistant coach at Tennessee as early as next week, a source said Tuesday.

    Browning spent seven of his 10 seasons at Minnesota as the Gophers’ offensive coordinator.

    At Syracuse, he worked primarily with guards and centers in addition to his role as offensive coordinator.

  53. Garret January 23, 2009 7:12 am

    Nice summary of how each conference did against the spread (and in wins and losses) for their bowl games. 2007 and 2008 were not good years for the WAC–they went 2-7 in bowl games and were 3-6 against the spread.

  54. bighilofan2 January 23, 2009 7:16 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos everywhere. 😀

    unlimited wealth. must be nice. 😀

  55. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 23, 2009 7:23 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!
    Thanks for the article, ST.
    um… Princess vids???

  56. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 23, 2009 7:28 am

    Ralph and al- thanks for the read and the laughs at the top!

    Great news about Jovonte!
    Sometimes internal illness is pooh-poohed by “tough” individuals and not dealt with before it takes hold and does great damage.
    I was just reading about a model in Brazil who has septicimea and is losing body parts to surgery as they try to save her life.

  57. Stretch January 23, 2009 7:28 am

    Liz – look on the HA website and on the right side, they have the video

  58. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 23, 2009 7:30 am

    808Ike- howzit! Hey- come back and practice your typing sometime!

    Where’s m-homey?

  59. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 23, 2009 7:38 am

    Thanks, Stretch.

    ST- would be nice to link to to video from the article’s page – like the photos.
    Just a suggestion… so others don’t have to wander around looking for hidden vids…
    Time to go to work.
    Have a GREAT day, erryone!

  60. bighilofan2 January 23, 2009 7:46 am

    nice picks, ST

    very nice article ST


    that was a really excellent article. gives me hope for the little guys and the second chancers.

    was just talking about JOE NAPEAHI yesterday. talking about recruiting, about the disrespect shown summa da players back in the day. Talking about Sam Kela and Joe Napeahi’s dad, both promised schollies, and then on the last day Napeahi’s schollie didn’t materialize. so the word back home was no trust UH. his boy went to Kahuku and several years ago he didn’t even look at UH. thats what I heard yesterday in my work area.

    and today, pfftttt, all that is past. Joe Napeahi is happy to be here at UH. with us. I cannot wait to go run down to the court building, buy a HA and give it to the deputy sheriff so he can swell like me, change the perception, change his head.

    Perception, word on the street helps!

    have a great day everybody. Mine has already started. 😀

  61. djmitcho January 23, 2009 7:49 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos and TGIF! Hope everyone has a good day and a fun filled weekend.

  62. labrat January 23, 2009 8:04 am

    ST nice article on the wannabes this morning. I hope Quentin makes the team. Looks like he worked really hard to lose weight. Nice to see that there are some really good athletes who want to be Warriors. Good luck to all of them.

    Welcome back Jovonte.

  63. labrat January 23, 2009 8:06 am

    ST who was the one who could not lift the 225 pound weight?

  64. koakane™ January 23, 2009 8:09 am

    morning to all the tsai-ko kane’s and wahine’s. weather looking crappy so take a jacket or underbrella where ever you go.

    some info to share; this sat at Hans HPU aluni game starts @ 2 free, lots of present/past local players, great community atmosphere and fun. if can can if no can still can yea

    gotta run have a good one lattas esmeeeeeeeee whooshhhhh

  65. Stretch January 23, 2009 8:18 am

    January 23rd, 2009 at 8:06 am
    ST who was the one who could not lift the 225 pound weight?

    that was another line that I thought of one of the Tsaikos… DPK??

  66. labrat January 23, 2009 8:23 am


    I was thinking that too.

  67. labrat January 23, 2009 8:32 am

    ST when are you going to bust out the surprises??????

    If I remember correctly there are 2??????

  68. niho mano January 23, 2009 8:38 am

    al mahalo for the videos of wadsworth and savala. savala is what we need for pass protection and i like wadsworth’s razzle dazzle running. i hope they sign with the warriors…

  69. Nalani January 23, 2009 8:47 am

    D1 – Pono is a freshmen this year, so could play either JV or Vars next year as a sophmore. But he will work hard in the off season and try out for Vars and see where it goes. He’s hoping to play DB or Free Safety.

  70. BNS January 23, 2009 9:03 am

    See you at Ono Ono

  71. SteveM January 23, 2009 9:15 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Good to see Jovonte Taylor back in school after a worrisome departure last semester!

  72. roysan16 January 23, 2009 9:15 am

    I’m imagining that for a few of the students that tried out for the team yesterday it is an experience that can contribute to their myth. Years from now when their sitting around the campfire with their kids the father would be telling his children the story about the time he tried out for the Warrior football team…”In January of 2009….”.

    “…The coaches ran a few tests on us…some 40’s, some 100’s, agilities and some weight lifting”..And pausing for effect, and looking into the eyes of his kids, “I was right up in there with the pack and in the thick of things”..

    And his kids would be looking up in awe. And with admiration. And with respect.

    This is good. And it’s absolutely true, not fictitious one bit. And his kids may someday further pass the story on to their kids, “Did you know that your grandfather tried out for the Warrior team”. And those kids will be looking up in awe, too”.

    So can you see how the gains from these tryouts not only, now and then, produce a player that Coach Mack can use in the fall but gives the ones that aren’t that good some self satisfaction that they did their best in contributing to their team.And contributing to their own myth, which I think is great all around.

  73. UH Fan January 23, 2009 9:21 am

    I got word that Iolani’s Kela Marciel will be taking an official visit this weekend to the University of Hawaii. This kid is a player! I hope UH offers him a scholarship.

  74. LizKauai [Believer] January 23, 2009 9:22 am

    roysan16- sweet!

    Hauoli Lahanau, Jeannie Lee! Now my ST catch phrase myth is all bussup…
    I mean, “Taylor mending”… how cute is that?

  75. LizKauai [Believer] January 23, 2009 9:26 am

    Actually, that is TOO funny. We have a Jeannie Lee here on Kauai who is an awesome seamstress and formal clothing expert!

  76. NorthShoreFan January 23, 2009 9:40 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!
    Wow a couple of days ago I was in the dumps. Depressed with all the decommits. Today, the news about Beavers, the amout of prospects who want to be Warriors, the return of Javonte, and the news about all the Warriors we have in the wings really makes my day. Can’t wait for the LOI day to get even more amped about the next season.
    Good day to go have a few after work. Me thinks Ige’s beckon this evening!
    Have a good one eerry body!

  77. bstunna2002 January 23, 2009 9:43 am

    so if you had a choice of who to give a schollie to would you give one to Preston King or Kela Marciel?

  78. bstunna2002 January 23, 2009 9:49 am

    there’s only been one decommit right I don’t remember anyone except for Makaula? McKay was never a commit so can’t be him is there anyone else that one of you can think of?

  79. 702WarriorNation January 23, 2009 10:02 am

    Ryan M on 1420 now

  80. homey ℞ January 23, 2009 10:18 am

    Hiya MLiz!

    Sorry guys, I couldn’t do a rep @ 225, my 40 time…nada, fell down at 30 yards, agility? pffft, I’d rather drag around a beer cooler.

  81. homey ℞ January 23, 2009 10:19 am

    Something changed in the blog?

    Why is there a caveat at the bottom of the comment box?

  82. homey ℞ January 23, 2009 10:22 am

    Congratulations to the Mililani girls JV soccer team for winning its 9th consecutive JV championship. I think it’s nine consecutive. Well anyway, they never lost a JV championship game.

  83. homey ℞ January 23, 2009 10:23 am

    ahhh, I see the blog is batching posts again. still haven’t worked the kinks out yet…

  84. whitey January 23, 2009 10:40 am

    good morning tsaikos.

    keala watson, thank you for contribution to warrior fb, get your degree in may, congratulations on an addition to your family, and best wishes to you and your family.

  85. protector January 23, 2009 10:44 am

    Has anybody heard the status of Iuta Tepa? Hope I spelled his name right. I surely hope we don’t have anymore that de-commit. That would suck!

  86. SteveM January 23, 2009 10:46 am

    Hi homey. The blog server was down the last half hour or so.

  87. jojo ® January 23, 2009 10:51 am

    HI homey!
    HI SteveM!

    Loa? Where are you?

    I had to look up meniscus.

  88. al ™ January 23, 2009 10:59 am

    LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    January 23rd, 2009 at 7:28 am
    Ralph and al- thanks for the read and the laughs at the top!

    yah, and we are looking for a curly joe to complete the triumvirate. was thinking that the bulla would be perfect. i’ll ask larry tonight.

    nyuk, nyuk, nyuk……..

  89. Pride. January 23, 2009 11:06 am


    January 23rd, 2009 at 9:15 am
    I’m imagining that for a few of the students that tried out for the team yesterday it is an experience that can contribute to their myth. Years from now when their sitting around the campfire with their kids the father would be telling his children the story about the time he tried out for the Warrior football team…”In January of 2009….”.

    “…The coaches ran a few tests on us…some 40’s, some 100’s, agilities and some weight lifting”..And pausing for effect, and looking into the eyes of his kids, “I was right up in there with the pack and in the thick of things”..

    And his kids would be looking up in awe. And with admiration. And with respect.

    This is good. And it’s absolutely true, not fictitious one bit. And his kids may someday further pass the story on to their kids, “Did you know that your grandfather tried out for the Warrior team”. And those kids will be looking up in awe, too”.

    I tried telling my two daughters a few stories about playing football at the University of Hawaii, they started snickering and laughing until they fell off of their chairs.

    My oldest daughter says, “dad, there’s no way that you could block my friends Isaako, Samson, and Tala. They’re big and fast and you’re…well you’re fat and slow.” I had no rebuttal.

  90. al ™ January 23, 2009 11:13 am

    aaron rink….he the mysterious de that miano spoke of.

    jc ball at scottsdale, az.
    played mlb

    some numbers a year ago:

    Height: 6-3
    Weight: 206
    40-Yard Dash: 4.69
    Short Shuttle: 4.23
    Vertical Jump: 34.6″

    probably has 2 for 2.

  91. Ralph January 23, 2009 11:16 am

    I’m glad to see Jonovan Santos trying out, he was an athlete at Mililani who did very well in football, track and I believe basketball…good speed and hands, should challenge for a wr position or slot…more conditioning and I’m sure he’ll run better than 4.6 in the tryouts…

  92. homey ℞ January 23, 2009 11:21 am

    Heh SteveM and jojo.

    Pride. – I would tell my kids stories too. They would always say prove it. So I showed them I could double dutch.

  93. warriorfanny January 23, 2009 11:24 am

    Simply mind boggling the staff that Lane Kiffin and dad, Monte has assembled at Tennesse. From top to bottom this program has the look of an NFL staff–including their GA’s, who make $800 per month.
    Not when it comes to top notch recruits who have NFL embeded in their minds and the promise this staff portends to enhance in their quest to play on Sundays.

    It remains to be seen how this translates on the field for the VOLS in a very competitive SEC, yet the signal it sends to Manoa is clear in light of our OL struggles with penalties and sacks.

    It will be interesting to see who ultimately comes on board and surely it would be unfair to compare it to an SEC enriched program, given the limited resources available to MAC–still, experience matters, especially on our OL.

  94. SteveM January 23, 2009 11:29 am

    Hi jojo — did notice we need need a few more dancers on 2/21? 🙂

    That’s good pride., daughters should regard their gentle fathers that way. In reality you are bigger and stronger than before. I would not want to face you on a football field today–heck, I can’t even challenge you in singing… 😐

  95. al ™ January 23, 2009 11:33 am

    jon santos was indeed a very good athlete. didn’t he also play soccer at mililani?

  96. al ™ January 23, 2009 11:35 am

    are we in a time warp?

  97. whitey January 23, 2009 11:41 am

    on the 12th day of recruiting, my true love sent to me, 12 reasons to enjoy the ride with coach mc and his staff.

  98. al ™ January 23, 2009 11:42 am

    warriorfanny…..can you imagine the pressure that will come if they don’t succeed at tennessee?

  99. Da Punchbowl Kid January 23, 2009 11:49 am


    Like Pride sez, “I have no rebuttal”.

    Further I would not profane the good name of Under Armour by either wearing or running in their clothes.

  100. warriorfanny January 23, 2009 11:50 am

    Traditionally, JUCO players are brought in to immediately replace, compliment or supplement positions on both sides of the ball due to ordinary attrition or gaps.
    Last year 5 heralded JUCO receivers–Javonte Taylor, Ryan Henry, Craig Bell, Dustin Blount and Mike Tinoco, were recruited to challenge for playing time due to a wholesale loss of all 4 starters.
    With the exception of Taylor, who used his redshirt year and was scheduled for PT, all redshirted.
    Too green?


    All I can say is 2008 was a year when we needed receivers to step forward and these JUCO recruits sat down and DNP.

    2008 was MAC’s first year, but it did appear most JUCO players were redshirted.
    Cant say if this is a policy, overestimation of talent or whatevers–but hopefully the JUCOs we sign this year can hit the ground running and contribute immediately.
    We have huge gaps to fill left by graduation and attrition.

  101. lava January 23, 2009 11:51 am

    Great article on the walk-on tryouts, full of Tsaiko fuel. Rink looks great, Beaver should make the team, and I’ve always been real high on Santos.

    Before we give out all the scholies, I’d consider holding back a few in case Manti has a change of heart, and to reward a few of the walk-ons that might emerge from spring ball as guys likely to see playing time.

  102. lava January 23, 2009 11:54 am

    Re post 100 and the JUCO receivers that redshirted, I don’t know that they would have made much of a difference, given that the qbs struggled, the line really struggled, and we did have some guys that knew the system pretty well, especially Washington and Bain, but also Mederios, Lane and Salas.

  103. RichfromOC January 23, 2009 11:55 am

    If I lived in Honolulu, I would have tried out too:

    Wt: 220 lbs
    40: walking 13 seconds, can’t run anymore
    bench: without weights -10 times
    passing skills: able to fling TV remote across the room
    agility: able to squeeze 36 inch waist into 34 inch pants
    vertical: dizzy only when I get up too fast

  104. warriorfanny January 23, 2009 11:57 am

    al wrote:
    “warriorfanny…..can you imagine the pressure that will come if they don’t succeed at tennessee?”

    Let me ask you a question AL–as a fan–which set of coaching circumstances would u prefer to see for the home team:
    A list of NFL coaches with primetime credentials, or a motley crew of newbees that just set an NCAA record for sacks?

  105. al ™ January 23, 2009 12:04 pm


    isn’t it good to be able to ask the tough questions because your identity is still a mtstery?

  106. Kazz January 23, 2009 12:09 pm

    Glad to see Jovonte Taylor getting back into the mix!

  107. Garret January 23, 2009 12:09 pm

    The announcement of the $3.6 million per year that the Tennessee assistants (not counting the $2 mil for the head coach) could have been timed better…since Tennessee is currently letting their Academic side know about upcoming $4.4 million decrease in faculty salaries.

    Nolt is the president of the Faculty Senate at Tennessee and has taught in the Philosophy department for the last 30 years. He’s never seen a more frightening outlook for the university from an academic perspective.

    Conservative estimates say there will be a $4.4 million reduction in faculty salaries across the board at Tennessee due to budget cuts.

    “That was the figure we were working with before Christmas,” Nolt said. “The situation has gotten worse since then.”

    So when Nolt saw the staggering dollar amounts Thursday being paid to the Vols’ new football assistants, his heart sank.

  108. al ™ January 23, 2009 12:10 pm

    look ralphie i had a typo


  109. XxFaithxX January 23, 2009 12:10 pm

    yummy…friend baloney w/black pepper and shoyu on top….

  110. Garret January 23, 2009 12:11 pm

    At least Tennessee’s Athletic Department gives money to the University to support academics, as most non-BCS schools (like UH) have to have the University give money to athletics instead of the other way around.

    Yes, he realizes that the athletic department at Tennessee is self-sufficient and that the budgets are entirely separate. Yes, he understands that the athletic department already contributes money to the academic side. And, yes, he accepts that it’s an arms race that has gripped all of college sports and isn’t merely confined to Tennessee.

    “But it’s still hard to take when we’re losing positions and colleagues all across the university because of the budget constraints we’re under,” Nolt said. “It’s a huge disparity, to see academics starved while there’s that kind of wealth in athletics.

    Nolt pointed out that costs for students would only go up when all the faculty layoffs hit.

    “It will be harder to get the classes they need to graduate and will take them longer to graduate,” Nolt said. “Fewer classes per semester will be offered.”

  111. XxFaithxX January 23, 2009 12:12 pm

    this time delay posting thing sucks

  112. XxFaithxX January 23, 2009 12:12 pm

    should read…FRIED

  113. Garret January 23, 2009 12:13 pm

    ESPN sounds like they took an dig at UH when discussing Notre Dame.

    From Justin in NYC: How could you possibly leave the Irish out of your way too early top 10 for 2009? Did you not watch the Hawaii Bowl? The Irish might have eight No. 1 draft picks on their starting line-up and Weis finally got rid of (offensive line coach John) Latina, the guy who had been holding everything back.

    Feldman: I don’t think it’s so outlandish to leave a team that has gone 10-15 the past two seasons out of the preseason top 10. I did like what I saw in the Hawaii Bowl although it wasn’t like they blew up the scoreboard on USC or even BC in that game.

  114. Garret January 23, 2009 12:15 pm

    USC is currently filling out their future schedules…I wonder if JD will want them for another home-and-home deal or if UH’s new policy would rule out scheduling games against USC.

    USC announced today that the Trojans will play a home-and-home football series against Minnesota in 2010-11. The Gophers will be host to the first game, Sept. 18, 2010, and the Trojans will be host to the second, on Sept. 3, 2011.

    The teams haven’t played since 1980.

  115. whitey January 23, 2009 12:18 pm

    i guess Garret answered the question about who do you want, NFL or just good coaches. i think the sports minded tennessee alumni will bail out athletics, but losing excellent teachers is irreplacable and in this case, uh cannot afford these high priced (many times overpriced) coaches like tennessee and still maintain their academic integrity. if you want these high priced NFL coaches, then you better start thinking about contributing to Na Koa at least $5k a year for as long as those coaches remain on contract.

  116. Garret January 23, 2009 12:20 pm

    For those upset at the decommits that the Warriors had, *USC* just had a DB decommit.

    The strangest recruiting season I can ever remember got even more bizarre in the last 24 hours when USC lost defensive back Byron Moore (Harbor City, Calif./ Narbonne). Moore called the Trojans his “dream school” when he originally committed but is now going in a different direction.

    As I’ve said before, I don’t ever remember a year where more players are making commitments only to decommit and head elsewhere. I’ve seen players, in year’s past, commit then take some visits just for the fun of it. However, this year, players are visiting schools with the mind-set of seeing if there is a better option out there.

    USC is one school in particular that has seen a number of its committed players visit other schools. In talking to a handful of recruits this year, it has been said that a number of the players committed to USC will end up elsewhere. One player who was never brought up as someone who looked soft on their commitment was Moore and that’s what makes his recent decision so surprising.

  117. giggles4sy January 23, 2009 12:21 pm

    did anyone see L.A. Ink last nite? natasha kai was on getting a tattoo on her back from Kat Von D…….pretty cool

  118. Stephen Tsai January 23, 2009 12:22 pm

    From what I’ve heard, Tepa and Nobriga are down-to-the-wire guys with UH. That’s good in the case of Tepa, who appeared to be leaning toward going away. Not so good with Nobriga, who was supposed to be a lock until he started taking those trips.
    On the other hand, that d-end who was at the tryouts yesterday looks like a beast. Plus, he’s got that mean side I haven’t seen since Matt Paul.

  119. whitey January 23, 2009 12:23 pm

    a prime example of what happens when you want high priced programs is Stanford. Now, they get uku money, but noticed they will need to cut back their athletic programs. if they have to make cuts, the rest of us need to watch the athletic spending and not get into a similar problem, although we are projected to be in the same problem on a smaller scale.

  120. Jason January 23, 2009 12:25 pm

    Thank you Stephen for the shout out up top about Relay for Life! I hope everyone reads my letter, and considers giving.

  121. Garret January 23, 2009 12:28 pm

    It sounds like Washington is going hard after USC’s recruits (many of whom probably were being recruited by those coaches for USC before the coaches left for Washington)…and U-Dub seems like they might get some of USC’s commits. That puts U-Dub getting Makaula in perspective…if they can steal recruits from USC, those coaches are really good at recruiting!

    “James liked Oregon State but Washington is the school with the best chance to steal him from USC,” Jordan coach Elijah Asante said. “Coach Holt and Sarkisian visited us this week and they were very impressive.

    “You can make an argument that Washington has the best coaching staff in the Pac 10 now and those guys are going to be very aggressive. Sark said they’re going to give James a shot at quarterback but said they need him on the field and if it doesn’t work out for him there, they want to use him at defensive end or outside linebacker and James is fine with that. He just wants an opportunity to try out for quarterback and they’re serious about giving him that.

    “I think James is still leaning to Washington but it’s close and I think that last visit to Washington could make things pretty interesting for him. They’re tripping in Delvon Purvis as well and if they offer Delvon, that could help with James since they’re best friends.”

  122. Da Punchbowl Kid January 23, 2009 12:28 pm

    Great article on walk on try-outs. I can’t call them “wannabes” because there’s nothing “wannabe” about the efforts of Beaver and a few of the others. Jon Santos was a lot of fun to watch on the OC16 HS Football broadcasts a couple of year back, it’d be nice to see him make it. It’s hard to believe that Bryant Moniz is going be a walk-on, that guy was like the second coming in his LHS days. Good luck to Napeahi them too. Over all, it looks as though the Warriors will definitely be getting some help from some of those guys in the future.

  123. Garret January 23, 2009 12:29 pm


    It is good to know that UH still has a good shot with Tepa, because for awhile the situation looked worse than that. I agree about how the news about Nobriga is unfortunate.

  124. al ™ January 23, 2009 12:29 pm


    i like a little sugar in my fried shoyu baloney.
    bowl of hot rice.
    fried egg over very easy.
    diet tab soda.
    three stooges on the tube.
    old days.

  125. whitey January 23, 2009 12:29 pm

    and many will not understand that if Stanford cuts one women sports program, it will need to cut the men side too to meet the title IX requirements. again, title IX pops up and who will be cursed at??

  126. Kazz January 23, 2009 12:32 pm


    January 23rd, 2009 at 11:57 am
    al wrote:
    “warriorfanny…..can you imagine the pressure that will come if they don’t succeed at tennessee?”

    Let me ask you a question AL–as a fan–which set of coaching circumstances would u prefer to see for the home team:
    A list of NFL coaches with primetime credentials, or a motley crew of newbees that just set an NCAA record for sacks?

    As a fan for the home team, I would like to see wins.

  127. Da Punchbowl Kid January 23, 2009 12:32 pm

    Wasn’t Colt originally a walk on?

  128. Garret January 23, 2009 12:34 pm


    One important thing to note is that Tennessee’s Athletic Department doesn’t need a bailout–they make a profit each year. They even donate millions of their profit to the Academic side to help out, and they will still be able to do that even after giving out these huge coaching contracts. On the other hand, UH Athletics gets money from the University, and will need more because what they get from the University isn’t enough to cover their current deficit.

    The big difference is *not* the BCS bowl money. The big difference is getting all the revenue from their stadium and getting a HUGE TV deal…plus, the SEC has a new TV deal soon to start that gives them a huge raise in revenue. One home game means between $4 mil and $5 mil for them…crazy money!

  129. Kazz January 23, 2009 12:35 pm


    I just have to shake my head whenever a program like a Stanford is citing “financial hardships”. EVERYONE is taking it on the chin nowadays, but some are getting “knocked out”.

    I’m sorry, but if programs like a PAC 10 school wants to cite “financial hardships” they should have a good talk with Jim Donovan who has to deal with some SERIOUS issues over the next few months and years!!!

  130. JGM January 23, 2009 12:36 pm


  131. Garret January 23, 2009 12:38 pm


    If Stanford has to cut a sport, I’m guessing men’s volleyball is at or near the top of the list…and that directly affects UH because it endangers the NCAA status of men’s volleyball. I think Stanford would cut men’s volleyball before they would even think of cutting a women’s sport. Men’s volleyball loses a lot of money due to travel expenses and has very little fan or alumni support. I get all of the alumni newsletters and magazines and they rarely talk about men’s volleyball, though they really feature their women’s team.

  132. al ™ January 23, 2009 12:38 pm


    doesn’t she have enough tattoos already?
    a tattoo here and there, subtly, for a woman is cool, but, not when its a road map over so much of the exposed areas.

    are you related to gigi?

  133. Garret January 23, 2009 12:38 pm


    Colt did walk on, but he didn’t have to go through a walk-on tryout.

  134. Garret January 23, 2009 12:39 pm

    None of my posts are showing up and the server is acting weird for me (timeout, website errors), so I will get back to work now. I finished a lot today so I have just 1 more thing to finish and then I’m done for the week!

  135. al ™ January 23, 2009 12:40 pm

    a las vegas publication reported that it is a toss up in the nobriga household. probably a feb. 4th decision.

    maybe, tepa’s loyalty to his good buddy gdl may prevail afterall.

  136. Kazz January 23, 2009 12:43 pm

    To add to my post #129:

    RE: Stanford Athletics taking budget cuts.

    I have to justify my feelings by citing a quote the mob character Carmine Falcone in the movie “Batman Begins” when he converses with a young Bruce Wayne after Wayne confronts him about the murder of the man that killed Wayne’s parents:

    “You think you know desperate kid? Just because your mommy and daddy got shot you think you know the ugly side of life. You’ve never tasted ‘desperate’. You’re the Prince of Gotham! You’d have to go a thousand miles to meet someone that didn’t know your name! So don’t come to me with this chip on your shoulder…”

  137. Stephen Tsai January 23, 2009 12:43 pm

    Some UH walkons:
    Colt Brennan
    Ashley Lelie
    Chad Owens
    Travis LaBoy
    Dan Kelly
    West Keli‘ikipi
    James Fenderson
    Michael Brewster
    Chad Mock
    Britton Komine
    Ian Sample
    Ikaika Alama-Francis
    David Farmer
    Reagan Mauia
    Lono Manners
    Hyrum Peters
    Amani Purcell
    Mat McBriar
    Jacob Espiau
    Eddie Klaneski

  138. al ™ January 23, 2009 12:43 pm

    dpk…that’s right. but, in his case, he was an invited walkon. i thought i heard that they wanted to make sure that he was the real deal since his name surfaced in the 11th hour.

    the rest of course is history.

  139. whitey January 23, 2009 12:44 pm

    Garret, i can understand the current situation at tennessee, but there maybe a major problem if all the facilities (including athletic) belongs to ut and not to the athletic dept. imagine, if ut reached a major problem with academic financing, you think that their administration would not take more money from the athletic dept. i personally think that whatever contracts the athletic dept has is due to ut administration and there may be a day, when more money will move to academics from the athletic dept.

  140. Stephen Tsai January 23, 2009 12:44 pm

    I told Moniz I still had his highlight video that he passed out at the Kahuku camp several years ago. He said: That was a long time ago.

  141. al ™ January 23, 2009 12:46 pm


  142. Stephen Tsai January 23, 2009 12:46 pm

    OK, is there a delay on the posts?

  143. al ™ January 23, 2009 12:53 pm

    yes, its been like this all morning.
    i thought it was my coffee.

  144. Stephen Tsai January 23, 2009 12:53 pm

    OK, I guess I have to have a talk with the techies.

  145. Da Punchbowl Kid January 23, 2009 12:57 pm

    Thanks for that list Tsai. It puts the walk on process into proper perspective. These guys are to be applauded for having the b*lls to chase their dreams.

    No delays so far in my posts today.

  146. al ™ January 23, 2009 12:58 pm

    maybe dave reardon is sabotaging the warrior beat.

  147. J-Dog January 23, 2009 1:05 pm

    Wow, that’s quite a list of walk-ons. You could even argue that those guys make a great all-star team of recent squads. They’d give a list of former scholarship players a run for their money.

  148. J-Dog January 23, 2009 1:07 pm

    Two of my favorite recent Warrior walk-ons are Guyton Galderia and Richard Torres.

  149. J-Dog January 23, 2009 1:10 pm

    The pic of Quentin Beaver looks like he could be Greg Alexander’s 325 lb. brother.

  150. LizKauai [Believer] January 23, 2009 1:15 pm


    GOOD LUCK to David Veikune and Jake Ingram in the SENIOR BOWL!!!

    skreeeeeek…… whoosh!

  151. Stretch January 23, 2009 1:23 pm

    where the heck is everyone??

  152. bstunna2002 January 23, 2009 1:28 pm

    believe me Bryant Moniz and Jon Santos have not lost a step they both play in the flag football league I play in actually Jon & his brother were on my team last season talk about making guys look slow even Moniz was unreal juking everyone out making pic when he played safety.

  153. XxFaithxX January 23, 2009 1:30 pm

    al Re: shoyu sugar baloney

    Never had it with sugar….shoyu & sugar was a staple with Vienna sausage in my parents house at times.. I used to grind choke of that when I was little,but as I got older…the taste was just not what I could agree with. Used to have it just sliced in half and pan fried…sandwich style too. I don’t know how people used to and still just eat V.S. out of the can….nasty…its like SPAM right out of the can hahaa.

  154. XxFaithxX January 23, 2009 1:32 pm

    # 146 ROFLMAO!! …..”No Comment”

  155. letsgowarriors January 23, 2009 1:33 pm

    glad to see walkons Joseph Napeahi, Aaron Rink and Quentin Beaver. These guys have a chance.

    Jon Santos was good at Mililani, but I don;t see him pushing for PT at WR. Unless he was playing JC ball for the past 2 years. If he was just coaching and playing at the park, he needs Wes Keliikipi’s freak athleticism to push for PT. Should make the team and see sometime at ST though.

  156. al ™ January 23, 2009 1:37 pm


    vs is nasty stuff no doubt. however, us poor surfers would pack a can of vs, a can of pork n bean, and one loaf bread. throw it in the trunk and have at it. talk about a hot meal.

  157. al ™ January 23, 2009 1:42 pm


    i was taking a beauty nap when i heard you shouting.
    any mtgs next week??

  158. XxFaithxX January 23, 2009 1:43 pm

    Yup yup, when you get out of the h2o, anything goes. Some of my friends neva has much kala so when they went to the beach, they would just eat green mangos all day….just stay away from them in the water hahaa.

    Pork and beans I can handle….pops used to always add slicked up hotdogs and if had, some more bacon.

  159. XxFaithxX January 23, 2009 1:46 pm

    my bad….

    has = have

    slicked = sliced


  160. XxFaithxX January 23, 2009 1:49 pm

    So UH FB is looking for 3 more coaches?

    Heard that one more position was posted today….in addition to the 2 previous ones….

    Gerke left….

    Malloe left…

    And the 3rd? Lump retiring?

  161. SteveM January 23, 2009 1:50 pm


    Al — I got a pile of unused Camellia coupons I haven’t been able to use this month. But chinese is good too…

  162. homey ℞ January 23, 2009 1:51 pm

    Speaking of sausage…bought a huge log of Goteborg sausage from Times, sliced a few pieces from the log and pan fried it. Filled in the concave slice with rice and furikaki…WINNAHZ!

  163. chawan_cut January 23, 2009 1:58 pm

    thanks stephen!
    jeannie was not the reason. although she helped along with bobbie o and her husband and others to blow up the balloons. thats what is also missing this year for basketball besides a pg, the balloons.

  164. chawan_cut January 23, 2009 1:58 pm

    oh yeah, happy birthday jeannie!

  165. homey ℞ January 23, 2009 2:02 pm

    chawan – do I still owe you money or did the statute of limitations kick in? 😆 see you at the kk.

  166. chawan_cut January 23, 2009 2:09 pm

    no limits here.

  167. XxFaithxX January 23, 2009 2:12 pm

    Please please do not rain today….got all the goods to bust out the hibachi and do some yakiniku with the old lady…neighbor is acking like a biiatch, so going to smoke her out with the cooking heh.

    Homey #162

    Tahts my pops fav. Small kid time, when ever we used to visit oahu, my grand ma (pops mom) used to always send my pops home with a some. I used to fry um up crisp, get some mayo on some bread a make a sandwich…ONO!

  168. al ™ January 23, 2009 2:17 pm

    camellia coupons?


    to be honest, i never used them whenever we, tsaikos, big eaters that we are, patronized the joint. i figured that we eat sooo much more than the ordinary average joe, that i didn’t have the heart to then ask for a discount.

    worst case scenario was to see them close their doors on us.

  169. al ™ January 23, 2009 2:18 pm

    xx…..where are you blogging from?

  170. al ™ January 23, 2009 2:19 pm

    letsgo….i think santos got a shot. he may be a year away from any serious pt, just to get back into football shape, coordination, etc. but, a freak

  171. Stephen Tsai January 23, 2009 2:20 pm

    The third position is for graduate assistant. Happy Gilmore won’t be back.
    Yes, UH now has to post for that, too.

  172. LizKauai [Believer] January 23, 2009 2:25 pm

    #162 – dat is a staple on Kauai – goteborg musubi.

    My next fave is chorizo musubi. Get da green can dry chorizo- slice very thin and into strips. Show them to a hot frying pan to release oils and stir constantly- remove before they burn.
    Take roasted sheet nori or use the pre-cut rectangle pieces (not the long skinny ones ) like Shirakiku or the big blue packs from Costco. Put some cool rice on the nori, add a few pieces of the chorizo (a little goes a long way), sprinkle with furukake and roll into a cigar shape. Make a few dozen of these and take to the beach, hiking, camping, etc. ONO!

  173. al ™ January 23, 2009 2:28 pm

    i think smash masch is definitely a warrior now.

  174. XxFaithxX January 23, 2009 2:30 pm


    Currently, Makiki lol. In the near future, hopefully back on the Big Island….if not that, my old lady wants to move to the Great North West….specifically…DUCK Country, Eugene…..(At least they are NOT Beavers…haha..visited there two x-mas ago…pretty nice…I like Portland) Her family is there…older bro…parents re-locating from Europe this coming Feb.

  175. homey ℞ January 23, 2009 2:31 pm

    Santos can also play defense.

  176. al ™ January 23, 2009 2:31 pm

    lizk….of course i would add a dollop of best foods.

  177. XxFaithxX January 23, 2009 2:31 pm

    Thanks ST for the 4-1-1

  178. XxFaithxX January 23, 2009 2:32 pm

    #173 Concur al….his myspace page confirms that, per Sportsbow iirc.

  179. al ™ January 23, 2009 2:33 pm

    xx….you need to join us for lunch.

    send me an email


    and my name is really “al”

  180. letsgowarriors January 23, 2009 2:34 pm

    al, i think santos only has 1 year of eiligibility remaining. but he did play JC football, so not that bad.

  181. LizKauai [Believer] January 23, 2009 2:37 pm

    al- best foods goes with everything, eh? but for sitting in a backpack for hours before grinding, no can dat one.

  182. XxFaithxX January 23, 2009 2:38 pm

    LizK #172

    Dat too lol. grandma used to always send one green can for us. Still one of if not the best sausage…its all about the oils.

    BTW, you from kekaha right? You know the rabelis (I think thats how you spell it) family? “Cookie” is the dad….oldest daughter is Lehua..

    Got family there too…my cousins…some of them…grad from Waimea 1993 and later…others went to Kauai high.

    ok ok. nuff dropping names…gotta get ready to P/U fiance.

    Latas all.

  183. homey ℞ January 23, 2009 2:40 pm

    May as well make it universal and create the lup cheong (sp), toscino (sp), portuguese, italian, blood, and whatever else sausage you like, musubi.

  184. al ™ January 23, 2009 2:42 pm

    here’s a link
    of aaron rink.


    does he remind you of travis laboy?

  185. homey ℞ January 23, 2009 2:45 pm

    I heard mayo keeps the food fresher longer. rumor has it that Egyptians used mayo to embalm the mummies.

  186. homey ℞ January 23, 2009 2:48 pm

    al – he reminds me of Georgia in the Sugar Bowl.

  187. lava January 23, 2009 2:51 pm

    Santos always struck me as a dangerous receiver. He has good hands and good moves for YAC. Reminds me a bit of Greg Salas. If he gets in shape and our line improves, he could be a real weapon.

  188. lava January 23, 2009 2:52 pm

    Re 186, lol

  189. Bulla January 23, 2009 2:57 pm

    where is everyone?

  190. duffer January 23, 2009 2:58 pm

    Hey Rob25,

    This one’s for you! 🙂


  191. SteveM January 23, 2009 3:01 pm

    Saturday, February 7, 2009
    7:30 PM – 12:30 AM
    Krazy Karaoke (1308 Young Street)

    We have the big (green) room at Krazy Karaoke for 55 people. Mahalo to Stretch for the arrangements and putting down the required deposits!

    Please continue to RSVP on the blog or email SteveM.

    We look forward to seeing new Tsai-kos at one of our first major parties of 2009. Singing not required. 🙂 Click here to see photos and video of earlier large Karaoke Calls, and scroll down to mid-August to see more.

    • $15 per person for the room/karaoke
    • BYOB
    • Bring food/goodies (like indoor tailgate) *

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Continually updated Karaoke Call info in the Events Calendar section at:

    Current count = 39

    * Will start listing pot luck contributions when known…

  192. al ™ January 23, 2009 3:01 pm


    “borrow” those “to go” packets from safeway deli.
    heh, heh.

  193. LizKauai [Believer] January 23, 2009 3:02 pm

    #183… longanisa ?
    #183 – they play against only one school with no o-line?

  194. al ™ January 23, 2009 3:11 pm


    good to have a de faster than your rb.

    and, so that means i’ll live longer on best food’s.

  195. homey ℞ January 23, 2009 3:12 pm

    SteveM – Interesting list you have there for the Genji kk.

    MLiz – That’s the sausage I think even Rob25 will eat!

  196. LizKauai [Believer] January 23, 2009 3:13 pm

    #192- DUH 😆

    #191- wow, got caught up in memoryland! But, man, I have gained so much weight! Went from MLiz to XLiz!!!

  197. homey ℞ January 23, 2009 3:14 pm

    al – when you break it down mayo is eggs and vegetable oil, which are good for you.

  198. LizKauai [Believer] January 23, 2009 3:15 pm

    ST- time to give the blogserver a KICK! Good thing no mo contest today! 😈

  199. al ™ January 23, 2009 3:25 pm

    did you know all sausages are made from those edible parts of the pig, cow, steer, and other known hoofed animals and the like.

    those parts include cheeks, ears, organs, etc. what’s not edible anyway?

    so the next time you order an mcdonald’s sausage mcmuffin perhaps you may want to go for the original egg mcmuffin.

  200. bstunna2002 January 23, 2009 3:31 pm

    Santos stays in shape plays soccer weekly so his footwork is still there. Might not be as fast as he was in hs but he does have some good size to him definetly faster than Salas though.

  201. jojo ® January 23, 2009 3:33 pm

    Yes, very interesting Genji KK list! Is Maryann(e) going too?

  202. Rob25 January 23, 2009 3:34 pm

    Thanks duffer!

    Just some other crazy stunt the Cowboys are involved with. I long for my childhood when Tom Landry and Tex Schramm were in charge.

  203. owen-16 January 23, 2009 3:36 pm

    hey tsaikos, need some help

    any good steak places you guyz advise here on oahu $45 – 50/person approx

    Thanx in advance

    8, 9, and 12 days more 🙂

  204. al ™ January 23, 2009 3:39 pm

    so with one more ga position open, perhaps putting recent graduate keala watson in that slot where he can get his master’s could also serve to replace the departed ikaika malloe to work with the dtackles.

    then, an oline coach could be recruited and at the same time give stutz his due with the other position.

  205. al ™ January 23, 2009 3:41 pm

    some one like chris dalman would make a perfect fit….

    he recently resigned from stanford where he was the oline/rb coach. former 49er olineman himself he has a nice resume.

    i wonder???

  206. SteveM January 23, 2009 3:48 pm

    jojo ®:
    January 23rd, 2009 at 3:33 pm
    Yes, very interesting Genji KK list! Is Maryann(e) going too?

    jojo — I don’t know, I thought she might if Jason went, but Jason is a “maybe” and not listed. Keep an eye out for a conspicuously tall lady who has to turn sideways to walk through the door. 🙂

  207. al ™ January 23, 2009 3:50 pm


    hy’s steakhouse
    ruth chris’
    dk steakhouse
    (been to morton’s and found it to be similar price but not as “top shelf”)

    price range 45-50 for entrees
    the plus, plus for appetizers, desserts, extras, beverages.

  208. al ™ January 23, 2009 3:52 pm


    tex schramm
    tom landry

    okay, granny.

  209. owen-16 January 23, 2009 4:03 pm

    thx al

  210. Rob25 January 23, 2009 4:14 pm

    al – haha, I was in elementary school back in those days. That’s when my love for America’s team started.

    Granny, my a**!!

  211. brew808 January 23, 2009 4:27 pm

    Hmmmm…. Hey rob25 – I’m a bit confused Re: #210. Do you really want us to call you by the name you “signed off” that post with…. Granny my-a**!!??? 😯 😆 🙄

  212. Bulla January 23, 2009 4:47 pm

    WOW 😎

  213. brew808 January 23, 2009 4:48 pm

    ~•~~~~•~~~~•~ 😆 ❀ 😀 Happy..Birthday..Jeannie..Lee!!! 😀 ❀ 😆 ~•~~~~•~~~~•~

  214. Rob25 January 23, 2009 4:56 pm

    brew – OK…but I’m really signing off for the weekend probably. 🙄

    Hope everyone has a nice weekend…especially a certain kicker/recruit that will be here…

    I’m outta here!

  215. Bulla January 23, 2009 4:56 pm

    howzit brew

    what’s shaking?

  216. al ™ January 23, 2009 4:57 pm

    granny rob

    so you know roger staubach and craig morton too?
    how about don meredith?
    bob ‘bulllet’ hayes?
    okay, golden richards?

  217. Rob25 January 23, 2009 5:08 pm

    OK after this I’m gone.



    Was there football before Dallas was a team????

  218. Not an Expert January 23, 2009 5:12 pm

    What will be needed for Hawaii to be a top 10 program every year in any sports they choose to be.

    1) Money, money and more money. (Endowment funds 2 Billion+)

    2) A travel time of 1 hour or less to the mainland. (Beam us up Scottie)

    3) First class facility. (Da best 2nd to none)

    As they say people make things happen and people with more money make more things happen. Ofcourse we know it may not be for the good of humanity at times. However give a good leader 3% on 2 billion which equates to 60 million a year, to manage an athletic program and that program will be reckoned with.

    Time needed to reach the 2 billion is the first huge problem that needs to be overcome. A plan that may take 50 years to achieve. Most of us will be dead and gone by then. (Hey being a pessimist too long)

    Life is a problem solving process and anyone who can solve the problem of financial backing for UH and create 2 billion overtime is the man or should I say the lady.

    No money no honey and be satisfied and thankful for what we have to enjoy as spectators. Maybe one day we will truly hve our day in the sun. I will dream on. I know for one I’m not able to accomplish this feat.

  219. labrat January 23, 2009 5:25 pm

    So anybody know which walkons are going to be invited to spring camp?

  220. DoubleB January 23, 2009 5:25 pm


  221. Kazz January 23, 2009 5:27 pm

    Not An Expert,


    (throws a shaka to “Not An Expert”) .. dey u go …

  222. Stretch January 23, 2009 5:30 pm

    I think something wrong with the blog.

  223. Kazz January 23, 2009 5:31 pm

    Oh crap…

    Sorry folks.. I messed up the blog…. (post #221)

  224. sjmacro January 23, 2009 5:49 pm

    just checking in to see if the blog works

  225. LizKauai [Believer] January 23, 2009 5:49 pm

    Owen-16 buy a slab of beef loin tip at Costco for $4.50/lb and cut it into 12 or so steaks. Crank up the BBQ and away you go!

    ok. time to go home an cook dindin.

  226. Jason January 23, 2009 5:50 pm

    Here are the three coaching positions:


    I like al’s idea. Bring in Keala as the defensive GA, promote Stutz to WR coach, bring in Chris Dalman to help Smith and to coach OL. Then you have an offensive GA spot open, maybe David Farmer?

    * * *

    Many thanks to Kekoa for donating! At the very least, please check out the link to my page. If you can’t donate, at least spread the word! 🙂

  227. Jason January 23, 2009 5:54 pm

    FYI, my name now links to my RFL page, if that makes things easier for anybody.

  228. curveball January 23, 2009 5:56 pm


  229. FloridaTed January 23, 2009 5:57 pm

    Money is important, off course, but it certainly is not the end all and cure all. There are lots of programs with big money and very mediocre records in their big BCS leagues.

    Realistically, there are only about 10 + programs in the whole nation who are consistently on top. Everybody has ups and downs. More than half of the BCS teams have worse overall records than UH.

    What would we prefer? Mediocrity in a BCS League or being consistently 1 or 2 in the WAC?

    I would be happy with a Boise like success for the Warriors.

  230. Jason January 23, 2009 6:00 pm

    Kazz: I think you’re an expert at breaking the blog. 😉

  231. rog January 23, 2009 6:12 pm

    What happened to Liloa Nobriga being a lock? He just committed to Colorado.

  232. Justin January 23, 2009 6:16 pm

    Liloa Nobria committed to Colorado per Rivals. Kimo Makaula’s de-committment was probably a factor as they are good friends.

  233. sjmacro January 23, 2009 6:20 pm

    Jason: we’ll come by the RFL after the BB game. Make sure SSC announcers let fans know to come by. Go Warriors–Go Students ❗

  234. Jason January 23, 2009 6:40 pm

    sjmacro: I e-mailed Jim Donovan about that before. I’ll try to talk to Billy V about that sometime if possible, too, cause he usually MCs RFL too.

  235. rog January 23, 2009 6:49 pm

    A UCLA reporter is saying that Tepa is a silent commit to UCLA.

  236. rog January 23, 2009 6:50 pm

    A UCLA reporter is saying that Tepa is a silent commit to UCLA

  237. jm2375 January 23, 2009 7:01 pm

    Good evening Tsai-kos!

    Made it through a long day today. TGIF!!!

    Liz – re: chorizo – you haven’t tasted chorizo till you’ve been to Spain. We went into a large store (think Super Wal-Mart) and there was literally a whole aisle of just chorizos!! I stood there for a long time trying to figure out which one to get. There was also a whole section of Serrano hams on the hoof. yummmmm.

  238. wafan January 23, 2009 7:05 pm

    jm$$$$ . . .

    Serrano hams on the hoof = live piggies?

  239. wafan January 23, 2009 7:06 pm

    What happened to my comment?

  240. jm2375 January 23, 2009 7:06 pm

    BTW, thought I saw Coach Mack this afternoon at Mid-Pac, talking to his grandson at a bb game. Do his grandkids attend MPI?

  241. jm2375 January 23, 2009 7:20 pm

    wafan – that’s just how they make ’em. Then you need a special holder, so it can be sliced paper thin. Prices in Spain for a whole ham can go up to $200!

  242. jm2375 January 23, 2009 7:36 pm

    Actually I think the prices can go higher and I’ve seen prices on the internet from US merchants for over $300.

  243. jm2375 January 23, 2009 7:37 pm

    Where is everyone?

  244. jm2375 January 23, 2009 7:38 pm

    Anybody home? Hello?????????

  245. Jason January 23, 2009 7:40 pm

    I’m lurking. Shouldn’t you be helping John Thompson III stop the bleeding for Georgetown? 😉

  246. wafan January 23, 2009 7:41 pm

    jm$$$$$ . . .

    How loud are the piggy’s when the paper thin slices are taken?

  247. wafan January 23, 2009 7:44 pm

    This delay before the comment is shown really sucks rocks. No wonder people are not here.

    Did the HA hire HF to run their blogs?

  248. wafan January 23, 2009 7:45 pm

    Jason . . .

    Please check your e-mail. Thanks.

  249. SteveM January 23, 2009 7:48 pm

    I’m lurking. Comment post speed seems OK…

  250. chawan_cut January 23, 2009 7:52 pm

    don’t know whats more of a train wreck, the way the wahine are playing or bolla’s hair cut.

  251. SteveM January 23, 2009 7:52 pm

    I take that back…there is a delay now.
    The bogware is acted slow in a new way–must be more “improvements”. 👿

  252. Stephen Tsai January 23, 2009 7:52 pm

    Hmm. Somebody named Chawan Cut talking about another person’s haircut …

  253. Jason January 23, 2009 7:53 pm

    wafan: I replied back. And I’m with you, this waiting thing is junk.

  254. Stephen Tsai January 23, 2009 7:53 pm

    Apparently, there’s a 200-second delay for posts because non-WB sites were targeted for spam today.

  255. chawan_cut January 23, 2009 7:55 pm

    we were up by one and now down by 17.

  256. chawan_cut January 23, 2009 7:56 pm

    check that. 20

  257. letsgowarriors January 23, 2009 7:57 pm

    i hope theres good news sunday night.

  258. Jason January 23, 2009 7:58 pm

    It’s more like 100 seconds, actually. But yeah, any wait is junk.

    If they just made the blogs login-optional, like I suggested … Let those logged in post immediately; those without logins need to type in one of those words that appear in images.

  259. jm2375 January 23, 2009 8:00 pm

    c_c – sounds like typical wahine bb.

    wafan – haha.

  260. bighilofan2 January 23, 2009 8:08 pm


    how did Joe Napeahi look at yesterday’s tryouts? 6″3 1/2″ 340 lbs, is he carrying himself well when you think how he could be next season?

  261. bighilofan2 January 23, 2009 8:09 pm


    yo bradda. send doze 2 girls ova heeah fo sum kraks terapy! 😀

  262. chawan_cut January 23, 2009 8:10 pm

    i turned it to another train wreck, the nba’s clippers, although they’re actually winning, but its against the oklahoma city thunder. kevin durant just hit a 3. and he’s sporting phil handy’s one sleeve thing. i wonder if phil patented that look.

  263. Rob25 January 23, 2009 8:10 pm

    Jason…I just donated. Thanks for the your efforts!

  264. bighilofan2 January 23, 2009 8:11 pm

    I get da ansah! Preston King! bigger market share. 😀

  265. Jason January 23, 2009 8:14 pm

    Thanks Rob25! And thanks to wafan too!

  266. Ralph January 23, 2009 8:14 pm

    so how many people at the bb game, sj, miki and chawan, who else…oh, saw JD, i’m glad he wasn’t smiling because this game is ugly and being down by 20 with almost as many turnovers as the Wahines have points…

  267. Jason January 23, 2009 8:15 pm

    And again, thanks to Stephen for posting the link, helping all this get started. It’s because of him that we have such a great ‘ohana here.

  268. Rob25 January 23, 2009 8:20 pm

    Seems like both UH teams have issues with passing…or is it just me?

  269. Rob25 January 23, 2009 8:21 pm

    Too many turnovers!

    I hope that it isn’t the same problem tomorrow night for the men’s BB team.

  270. Rob25 January 23, 2009 8:25 pm

    At least they have cheerleaders and the pep band at the game!

    And yet another turnover.

  271. broke da blog January 23, 2009 8:32 pm

    steh brok!

  272. Stephen Tsai January 23, 2009 8:50 pm

    Joe looked a little, uh, thick.
    But he’ll be OK.
    He just needs to hang out with Quentin Beaver.

  273. A-House January 23, 2009 8:57 pm


    Good neighbor, interesting happenings at UH football.

    Coaches leaving – McKnight says no way jose in moving back to Hawaii – players decommitting and staying on the mainland.

    Any indication from Coach Mack when he will announce who is coming in to replace the departing coaches and GA?

    Coach Mack still bringing in players for official visits! This can only indicate that several more “commits” will not be coming to Hawaii. Hope Sunday brings good news of the 6’7″ OL considering Hawaii. BTW, USF = University of South Florida?

    Several “walk-on” looking good.

  274. A-House January 23, 2009 8:58 pm


    thanks for the tip that Times sells Goteberg – we love it!

    used to get from Kauai.

  275. chawan_cut January 23, 2009 9:03 pm

    game is finally over. 71-45. at least up next is k5 news at 9, in HD.

  276. A-House January 23, 2009 9:03 pm

    Oldie musical jingle:

    Hallo everybody Hallo
    Hallo is the shampoo that beautifies your hair
    So Hallo everybody Hallo
    H A L L O we really mean it
    H A L L O.

  277. Jason January 23, 2009 9:06 pm

    Haha, I think I remember that jingle! (My Dad used to buy a lot of tapes with old-time radio shows.)

  278. labrat January 23, 2009 9:11 pm

    ST how did Fehoko and James Smith do at the tryouts???

  279. chawan_cut January 23, 2009 9:12 pm

    i wonder when K5 will show games in HD as beautiful as Stephanie Lum.
    oops did i say that out loud?

  280. chawan_cut January 23, 2009 9:13 pm

    hey, the delay is gone.

  281. chawan_cut January 23, 2009 9:13 pm

    nvm, its still there.

  282. al ™ January 23, 2009 9:22 pm

    james smith is still in hs.

  283. letsgowarriors January 23, 2009 9:23 pm

    i dont think james smith was at the tryouts, hes still in high school.

  284. Stephen Tsai January 23, 2009 9:28 pm

    There are some interesting coaching candidates.
    But nothing can happen until the application deadline passes.

  285. Stephen Tsai January 23, 2009 9:31 pm

    I heard it’s a money thing with HD.
    Too expensive.

  286. al ™ January 23, 2009 9:35 pm

    knock off two on the list;

    liloa nobriga
    percy taumoelau

    good luck boys.

  287. al ™ January 23, 2009 9:41 pm

    very interesting……

    while one of the asst coach job vacancy annoucements specifically is for an offensive line coach the other has no specific coaching duty noted.

    the ga is also very broadly stated.

  288. broke da blog January 23, 2009 10:04 pm

    brok da blog.

  289. labrat January 23, 2009 10:06 pm

    Hey I just opened a bag of Nutter Butter Creme Patties and was eating some of the waffers when I noticed that it looks like something ate a hole in one of the lower layer. There are no holes in the packaging so it must have happened at the factory. i guess I am out for the night. got to go puke now.

  290. d1島 January 23, 2009 10:06 pm

    This is turning into a very discouraging week….

  291. d1島 January 23, 2009 10:09 pm

    al ™:

    January 23rd, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    i was taking a beauty nap when i heard you shouting.
    any mtgs next week??

    Sounds good….

  292. al ™ January 23, 2009 10:20 pm


    whoa brah. must have been a lab rat when eat the hole.

  293. Jason January 23, 2009 10:21 pm

    labrat: IDK if I’d want to eat anything with peanut butter in it now. Just to be safe, you know.

    So I left the TV on KGMB after watching NUMB3RS. Heard there’s an Ashley Nagaoka reporting there — that got my attention, not many Nagaokas here.

  294. labrat January 23, 2009 10:29 pm

    Jason I just washed it down with chocolate silk. But I am surprised that I am not sick. I ate that Ono Lau Lau last Friday. Damn can’t eat anything now a days.

  295. Garret January 23, 2009 10:30 pm

    One more reason why Mac’s focus on recruiting local players is so important…the Athletic Department will only have to pay in-state tuition for the scholarships instead of out-of-state tuition. That is a big cost difference for the Athletic Program!

    Surprisingly enough (to me, anyway) out-of-state tuition does apply to athletes, according to my source, and out-of-state athletes are more of a drain on funds: “It’s more expensive for a university to pay for scholarships for out-of-state athletes, no question about it.”

    My guy said he’s never known a school to discourage out-of-state recruiting to keep costs down, but it’s definitely possible, especially when so many athletic departments are beginning to tighten the belt. Schools would save on travel and lodging for the recruiter, too.

  296. brew808 January 23, 2009 10:31 pm

    😯 Yikes! Having a crush on a possible relative … would be worse than a C_C!?! 😯 🙄 😯

  297. Garret January 23, 2009 10:33 pm

    Texas Tech fans got some type of sticker shock when they were informed this week of the new season ticket prices. Season tickets that cost $220 with no donation required will now cost $330 with a required minimum $100 donation on top of that! That is an increase of 50% in price *and* a donation is required on top of that!

    On Thursday, Tech athletics dropped a hefty price increase on his football season tickets. Anderson is one of the fans who’s been sitting in Section 120 of Jones AT&T Stadium, a prime viewing spot between the 30- and 45-yard lines, at a seemingly bargain price — $220 last year for seven home games.

    To keep the same seats next year, Anderson will have to pay $330 for the season tickets, plus fork up a contribution to the Red Raider Club. A $100 contribution will cover four seats, but Anderson had been buying five.

    Fan reaction:

    “But I’m a little blown away by the $110 increase in the ticket. It had been incrementally going up, but $110? … I knew this day was coming. I’d been trying to picture what is the point at which I can’t do it anymore. I’m not sure that I’m there yet, but I’m getting close. Having a coach (Mike Leach) that thinks $2.(4) million a year isn’t enough kind of makes this hard to swallow; I’ll tell you that.’’

  298. Kekoa January 23, 2009 10:35 pm

    I saw Ashley Nagaoka’s report on the family in Mililani.

    My immediate thought was…wow!…Jason eloped, how romantic.

    Now that would be the real breaking news story of the new year.

  299. Garret January 23, 2009 10:35 pm

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

    Pretty cool that the Aptera 2e is slated to come out in October! It gets the equivalent of 200 mpg and goes 100 miles between charges. It is an all-electric 3-wheel car, so I’m not sure how they calculated mpg. It will be classified a motorcycle and be only available in California.

  300. Garret January 23, 2009 10:35 pm

    I never realized that the CIA funded the publishing of the Russian version of Dr. Zhivago, which allowed the Nobel Prize committee to award the author, which was a big embarrassment to the USSR. A book needs to be published in its native language to be eligible for a Nobel Prize, but the USSR was obviously not going to let it be published there…so the CIA published its Russian edition in Holland.

  301. Garret January 23, 2009 10:36 pm

    The situation in Mexico is so bad now that the Marines are not allowed to go to Tijuana…we can send them to Iraq and Afghanistan but we won’t let them drive across the border!

  302. Garret January 23, 2009 10:36 pm

    The flying car is on the market also.

  303. Garret January 23, 2009 10:37 pm

    Poor stay-at-home Mom won a $20,000 in a scratch-off lottery…her friend volunteered to take the ticket to verify that it was a winner (even though the ticket itself tells you when you won!) and somehow claimed to have “lost” the ticket.

  304. Garret January 23, 2009 10:37 pm

    Free play links pau.

  305. Ralph January 23, 2009 10:40 pm

    labrat turn the lights out, look in the mirror, are you glowing? salt from San Francisco Bay meant for the roads and swimming pools in your lau lau, take a blood test for mercury and lead

  306. Garret January 23, 2009 10:41 pm

    I had been prepared for Liloa nobriga, but I hadn’t prepared myself for the loss of Percy taumoelau also…like d1shima said, this hasn’t been a great week.

    The positive spin on this is that this gives the coaches a few more scholarships to offer and they have some prominent recruits considering offers right now. The recruits visiting this weekend might also benefit from this news, as they might see opportunities to get scholarships and contribute.

  307. labrat January 23, 2009 10:42 pm

    wow bola going to be vonappen of basketball.

  308. Ralph January 23, 2009 10:43 pm

    Sj and Myki you deserve a pat on the back for attending and staying to watch wbb….pathetic level of play and coaching……does Bolla have two or three years left on his extended bb contract.

  309. labrat January 23, 2009 10:46 pm

    hey Ralph at least I am not going to rust like the stadium.

  310. Ralph January 23, 2009 10:46 pm

    wow mbb, wbb and mvb all in the tank this season..lose money….i hope the baseball team generate some interest to come close to black numbers at season’s end…

  311. broke da blog January 23, 2009 10:48 pm

    na na na na,
    na na na na,
    hey bolla,

  312. brew808 January 23, 2009 10:49 pm

    A single day, an hour, a minute… is one too many! Go –> Bolla, GO! 😈 😯 😈

  313. al ™ January 23, 2009 11:01 pm

    the irony of it all….

    so one time resident liloa nobriga had committed to hawaii early on.
    today, he announces he is decommitting and attending colorado where the guy who recruited him is one time local boy brian cabral.

    the brothers lee, cal and ron were the primary recruiters of nobriga. cal lee was one of the former coaches of one brian cabral when he played for st. louis.

    once again proving that life in the recruiting circles has no loyalties.

  314. wafan January 23, 2009 11:03 pm

    Just like a toothache. A constant dull throbbing pain. At best an annoyance. At its worst makes you want to shriek out in anguish and frustration.

    The answer is a good dose of lidocaine, a sharp drill and skilled technicians and dentists to quickly excise and repair the caries.

    Come on JD and Chancellor Hinshaw do a good of cleaning and fill the cavities carefully for the long term.

  315. broke da blog January 23, 2009 11:05 pm

    on the brighter side uh is loaded at lb.

  316. Ralph January 23, 2009 11:07 pm

    who will start a bb revival and lead UH to better heights, Bolla or Nash? which coach will have a winning record at season’s end….

  317. labrat January 23, 2009 11:08 pm

    Yep no loyalties. I cringe everytime I see bolohead on the sidelines at a highschool game.

  318. al ™ January 23, 2009 11:09 pm


    i believe we have a combined 17 gm losing streak between the 3 teams.

  319. broke da blog January 23, 2009 11:09 pm

    it’s best to just prevent a toothache. brush, floss, visit your dentist twice a year and you will not have to worry about decay. preventative maintenance or fixing potholes after every storm, what you gonna do?

  320. broke da blog January 23, 2009 11:12 pm

    20 if you add in the last 2 football games and the last wahine v-ball game.

  321. labrat January 23, 2009 11:13 pm

    isn’t that job security. they resurface the road then did it up and patch it so it ends up bumpy and looking like quilt.

  322. broke da blog January 23, 2009 11:19 pm

    job security, like the people who fix the blog software.

  323. al ™ January 23, 2009 11:21 pm


    i was once told that if we used quality concrete the roads will last 20 years.

    instead we use asphalt which barely lasts 7 years.

    go figure.

  324. wafan January 23, 2009 11:27 pm

    Never understood the philosophy of just filling the potholes when the underlying structure is at fault. On top of that it seems like the fill material is not the best quality.

    A cousin worked for the CCH. He claimed it would be too mcuh trouble to close the lanes one at a time to really repair the roads. So, the result is the 3rd world roads and higher auto repair bills.

    I watched road crews working in Kansas City, MO, during the summer months. Two machines — first one tears up and recycles the road, the second lays down the new asphalt. About 50 yards between the two machines. The new road is put down one lane at a time in long stretches.

    And, they work at night when there is less traffic.

  325. broke da blog January 23, 2009 11:27 pm

    the key to a good road whether concrete or asphalt is the ability to prevent water seepage into and beneath the surface of the concrete or asphalt. same thing, uh has to prevent seepage into their recruits and stop the recruit poaching.

  326. al ™ January 23, 2009 11:47 pm

    well mack was hoping that recruiting would be done by this week. the recent turn of events, makaula and nobriga decommitting was untimely and not expected. stan mckay deciding on ucla, percy t. picking utah, etc.

    but, hey all’s fair in love, war, and recruiting. at the same time we did “steal” david graves and destin stewart.

    this weekend looms large as we try to regroup. getting galeai and tonga are key to a great recovery as we need the local talent to stay home as well as we need these two athletic safety types to build upon.

    getting savala would also bolster the competition at oline and he would certainly upgrade our size.

  327. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 23, 2009 11:49 pm


    Free will and volition are important in sports. And a little tricky in recruiting. Methinks UH will do well to appeal to the kids with good character and then focus on 1-team-manship. Show them how a unified team is greater than the sum of its parts.
    All will come out winners and attract more quality students!

  328. wafan January 23, 2009 11:54 pm

    I tell my kids they have nothing but their word. If they wish to be respected their word must be gold. Some get it, some do not. I can only hope and pray for those who do not.

  329. wafan January 23, 2009 11:56 pm

    Time for bed.

  330. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 23, 2009 11:56 pm

    I like the movie “A Good Year”. It touches (stomps) on that theme.

  331. bighilofan2 January 24, 2009 12:27 am

    LOI day looming, this is the time when all the planning, preparation and the work of recruting and being recruited pays off. wishing us luck and good fortune.

  332. aaron January 24, 2009 12:32 am


  333. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 24, 2009 12:37 am


  334. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 24, 2009 12:38 am

    Nitey Nite and Sweet New Warrior Dreams!

  335. Da Punchbowl Kid January 24, 2009 12:48 am

    # Pride.:
    January 22nd, 2009 at 12:30 am

    1. Expect to have a great recruiting season.
    2. Expect to be in a dogfight for recruits.
    3. Expect that at sometime during the recruiting process, having a great recruiting season will appear to be impossible.
    4. Expect to go down to the wire for a few recruits on NLI day, but for us to end up with the best recruiting class ever.


    ‘Nuff said.


  336. bighilofan2 January 24, 2009 12:51 am

    Howzit DPK

    yup, i get great expectations 2!

  337. Da Punchbowl Kid January 24, 2009 12:52 am

    Same here , braddah. 😉

  338. Da Punchbowl Kid January 24, 2009 12:55 am

    My only question is how well will we end up in terms of strengthening the positions at which we need the most help at. Wut you tink, Mistah Hilo?

  339. Da Punchbowl Kid January 24, 2009 12:56 am

    Wea you stay? Ruffin up da chikkins? Or you goin wait til later? 😆

  340. bighilofan2 January 24, 2009 1:01 am

    Chris Dalman,

    speak up,coach.

    Let it be said, so let it be done. 😀

  341. Da Punchbowl Kid January 24, 2009 1:02 am

    Okay. Dats one too many “ats” in sentence. Time for da moe pono. Aloha errybody.

  342. bighilofan2 January 24, 2009 1:04 am

    well, i think that, if we be so lucky, we get one pro like dat. da bugga looks like a big roostah! all trimmed! and he’s an O guy. and to lead Stanford’s running attack to big numbers means he’s all about da second and third blocking assignments. and his stature makes it easy to sell his leadership to our present staff, mostly.

    so if Chris Dalman is really gonna come, i say HALLELUJAH!

  343. bighilofan2 January 24, 2009 1:06 am

    NO NO NO.

    don’t go Shane DPK…. don’t go… 😀

  344. bighilofan2 January 24, 2009 1:09 am

    the position that we need the most help in is Leadership. That shows up in the 4th quarter. That shows up in the penalties. That shows up in the mental lapses. The O needs a O leader. an alpha O, not a alpha D.

    check out the Chris Dalman look. dats an alpha.

  345. bighilofan2 January 24, 2009 1:12 am

    i mean an alpha O mindset, not an alpha D mindset.

    of course, we could just load up Ron’s gas tank with JP-5, change his complexion. 😀 get da kaaboom effek! 😀 get da EXPLOSION in da O

  346. frog January 24, 2009 1:13 am

    How did stutz 2 do at tryouts? anybody with info?

    thank you.

  347. bighilofan2 January 24, 2009 1:17 am

    i’m all for EXPLODING da O. 😎 to do dat we gotta get some big braddaz so da Florida Pouncey twin types, all 650# of them, no fall on our braddaz an smudda us to death. or rattle our cages in da 4th.
    like how Utah handled ‘Bama in da 4th. they kepta going. thats what coach gotta do right now, keepa going.

  348. bighilofan2 January 24, 2009 1:30 am


    so braddah Joe looked tick, huh? den he must notta be da mean lookin bugga to whom you wuz referin. who wuz da mistah monstah of whom you spoke? 😀

  349. bighilofan2 January 24, 2009 1:36 am


    you gotta know Stutz 2 is all good. just gotta wait for the practices to see him develop. his academics and enrollment now is all positive

  350. bighilofan2 January 24, 2009 1:48 am


    one way we get Percy Taumoelau is for the church to send him on a mission to UH. 😀 day say he’s gonna be a Ute. lessee, we play BYU in a few. da disrespekin Utes, you no day talk smak about us, have done it before, i say.. well, i really no like say cuz i’m a christian. 😀

  351. bighilofan2 January 24, 2009 2:06 am

    Mike Farrell wrote Oct 06 Sporting News that JJ was thinking about putting 2 of his 10 assistants on the mainland for recruiting purposes only. noted that hard for assistants to go to mainland on Thurs/Fri because we’re so far away, an inset on the map.

    Tony Tuioti was great in Las Vegas. As he spends more time here and less time there, his interaction and influence there will likely diminish. among players, coaches, families, etc. gotta spend quality time during football season in the mainland recruit’s back yards, as a general rule. you can’t do that if you’re here in Hawaii coaching. thats why for me losing the big name local recruits is frustrating. its not their fault, and i can’t blame the local boyz for wanting to see the world, but to me they are letting us down. jmo.

    and thats why i keep my opinions about da OSU guyz to myself. 👿

  352. bighilofan2 January 24, 2009 2:07 am

    because…. war is war!

  353. frog January 24, 2009 2:09 am

    i used to work at st. louis. stutz 2 is a GREAT

  354. frog January 24, 2009 2:11 am

    stutz2 is a GREAT KID. he always had a goal in mind. the big schools wanted him and he just wanted to be a warrior.

    just like the bro, hawaii’s son. i like that about him

  355. Garret January 24, 2009 5:52 am


    Why would Stutz2 need to participate in the walk-on tryouts? He’s already enrolled at UH on scholarship.

  356. BNS January 24, 2009 7:08 am

    Did you win the spelling bee

  357. d1島 January 24, 2009 7:37 am

    Great Morning All!

    We need somethin’ good to happen!
    Looking for MBB to step it up tonight and get things turned around…
    It’s season ticket holder night; half price tickets for season ticket holders….Who’s in? I am! 😀

  358. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 24, 2009 7:49 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Cat Doctor Day.

  359. d1島 January 24, 2009 7:53 am


    Why are you pretending to be a cat doctor today? 😕

  360. bighilofan2 January 24, 2009 8:03 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere!

    and good vibes to all the wannabe Warriors, play fo Hawaii! play for Warrior Nation.

    Go Warriors!

  361. bighilofan2 January 24, 2009 8:07 am

    have a great day Tsaikos.

    dis bradda gonna speed em up, give sumbuddy elses hart attaks! 😀

    heh heh heh

    Go Warriors!

    esmeee…. woosshhhh

  362. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 24, 2009 8:07 am

    Haha- I am the cat-catcher. Well, actually, I will leave that to Ukuboi. I am the cat driver.

  363. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 24, 2009 8:10 am

    GOOD LUCK to JAKE and DAVID in the Senior Bowl today!

  364. warriorfanny January 24, 2009 8:14 am

    stuzz 2 sounds like a workout warrior–just like Devone Bess.
    Great beginning.

  365. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 24, 2009 8:20 am

    Quote of the day (from another blog linked from my site) :
    “Justice doesn’t always mean crafting perfect agreement. Sometimes it involves a healthy does of pragmatism.”

  366. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 24, 2009 8:21 am

    I think he meant “dose” .

  367. sjmacro January 24, 2009 8:35 am

    Good morning Tsaikos
    Ralph: sorry to burst the bubble (bb). 🙂 The bb game I was referring to is on March 7th the same day/evening as the Relay for Life. We have a personal interest in RFL and thank the students and athletes who participate in this important event. Stop by before or after the game. Lend your support in spirit or by donation to Jason or any of the student/athlete teams. This is a “yes we can” event that benefits our community. off the soap box……
    btw can’t wait for spring practice to start…the only “b” sports I’m watching now is bobsledding, billiards & bullriding –great weekend to all ❗

  368. NorthShoreFan January 24, 2009 8:46 am

    Guud Morning Tsai-kos..
    Decommits are disappointing news but then they may not have been
    Warriors in da heart to begin with.
    Stuzz is a Warrior. Some family ties like Kafentis (spelling) the Stuzman’s, da Noga family make for strong Warrior tradition. Hope we can get more of this going.
    I know decommits open scholies up for others but what kind of players you getting if they neva get one offa first?
    Usually u try offa da bestest one first yeah?
    Talent is hard to judge from a tape. Even harder to measure da heart.
    Das why da local boys da bestest. We know da heart dey get. We watch em play from baby time till high school.
    Anyhoo, LOI right around the corner. Hope fo da best.
    gotta go work now…

  369. sjmacro January 24, 2009 8:54 am

    new post up

  370. chawan_cut January 24, 2009 9:00 am

    I can survive for now with just Stephanie in HD.

  371. bstunna2002 January 24, 2009 9:13 am

    I thought Percy was never a commit he was just being recruited by UH? Good luck Liloa hope everythings works out at CU. Mack where’s the offer to Preston King? Hope UCLA doesn’t offer GDL…

  372. Kekoa January 24, 2009 9:16 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Cat Peeps!

    On my way down to Tamashiro Market to see what the cats drug in da back door! Looks like a nice day to steam a nice big Uhu, scrape some O’io and enjoy my favorite raw fish on da side.

    Hmmm…wonder if Rob25 would want to try some??…NOT!

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