UH volleyball is No. 8; "LongTimeUHFan"

The Warriors are ranked No. 8 in this week’s AVCA volleyball poll, a jump of four spaces following victories over top-ranked Southern California and Ohio State.

Not saying UH should be higher, but does USC still deserve to be No. 1 after losing to UH in four sets?

1. Southern California (2-1)

2. Cal State Northridge (3-0)

3. Stanford (0-0)

(Tie) UC Irvine (3-1)

5. Brigham Young (2-1)

6. Penn State (2-1)

7. Pepperdine (0-1)

8. Hawai‘i (2-1)

9. Long Beach State (1-2)

10. UCLA (1-2)

11. Ohio State (0-3)

(Tied) UC San Diego (1-2)

13. Ball State (0-0)

14. UC Santa Barbara (0-3)

15. Lewis (0-0)

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One of our dear members of our blog family  — LongTimeUHFan (Fred Pang) — passed away today.

He will be missed.

Thoughts and prayers to his wife Lorna.

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Wideout Darius Bright of City College of San Francisco will be a welcomed addition for the Warriors. He’s tall (6-5), fast (4.5 range) and, according to his JC coach George Rush, a terrific blocker.

Bright will compete at right wideout, a position where Jovonte Taylor started last year. The Warriors hope Taylor will be granted a medical hardship allowing him to play as a sixth-year senior in 2010. Taylor has a legitimate claim: In 2008, he suffered a virus that caused him to lose about 25 pounds. He was forced to withdraw from school to return to Los Angeles, where he was treated.

After a slow start, which was related to a sprained ankle, Taylor emerged as one of the Warriors’ top play-makers in 2009. His yards-after-catch average was more than 10 yards. He also was a dependable kick returner.

UH no longer is optimistic about Taylor’s chances for an exemption. A candidate usually needs to miss two seasons because of injuries or illness during a five-year window, although there have been cases where one missed season was sufficient. Wideout Ian Sample was granted a sixth year in 2006  to make up for the year he missed when he withdrew from school to take care of his mother.

If Taylor does not come back, then Bright will join Royce Pollard, Malcolm Lane and Billy Ray Stutzmann in the competition for the right wideout’s job.

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Happy birthday to former UH wideout Jeremiah Cockheran.


  1. ai-eee-soos January 11, 2010 12:31 am


  2. ai-eee-soos January 11, 2010 12:33 am

    Hoping for the best for Jovonte Taylor.

  3. Hawaiianbod January 11, 2010 12:38 am

    top 3

    g’night all.

  4. ai-eee-soos January 11, 2010 12:45 am

    brought this over from yesterday re Darius Bright, Earvin Sione & tight ends.

    January 10th, 2010 at 10:31 pm
    re # 148.

    I was hoping that they would convert Earvin Sione 6’5″, to

    wide receiver / H-back / tight end.

    He played basketball in high school, so he must know how catch a ball.

  5. ai-eee-soos January 11, 2010 12:50 am

    follow up to # 4

    January 10th, 2010 at 11:27 pm
    re # 152 , #155.

    Yeah , I wish they would use a tight end, or at least an H-back.

    They could help out on pass blocking, then drift beyond the line of

    scrimmage for a short pass. Guarans 3 – 4 yards gain.

    They could also help out on run blocking “on the perimeter”.

    I sure hope they’re incorporated into our RnS offense.

  6. Kekoa (iPhone) January 11, 2010 3:26 am

    Up late watching the ‘Soloist.’ Trying to imagine ST in the role of the scruffy reporter of the LA Times. Many of the same methods were employed to chase down stories for The Warrior Beat.

    Could there be enuff material here for the big screen?

    “The Blindside Warrior” ~ The real story of CB’s struggle to become the record setting QB sensation for the University of Hawaii as told by the
    legendary reporter of Honolulu’s award winning
    newspaper….and who, disguised as mild mannered Blog Meister of The Tsaiko Nation, fights a never ending battle for truth, justice, and a cheap plate lunch!

    Time to get outta this bad dream and go back to bed! Zzzzz…

  7. Cheyah! January 11, 2010 3:28 am

    Good luck to Taylor!

    Go Warriors!

  8. wafan January 11, 2010 4:18 am

    Top 10.

  9. wafan January 11, 2010 4:18 am

    Good morning all!

    Off to school. Whoo-hoo!

  10. G (China) January 11, 2010 5:01 am

    Hopefully Jovonte gets the call…

    New recruit sounds like a stud…

  11. whitey January 11, 2010 5:41 am

    Good morning Tsaikos

  12. whitey January 11, 2010 5:41 am

    d1, ok, wake up, today is Monday, yahoo!!!!!

  13. Carl January 11, 2010 5:42 am

    How many years does Bright have? 3 for 2?

  14. LizKauai [iMac] m/ January 11, 2010 6:02 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    All the best to Jovonte and welcome, Darius!

  15. EH NO MAKE ! January 11, 2010 6:06 am

    Reading news about Darius Bright (WR) puts a smile on my face. 6’5″, 225-pounds, really, that sounds exciting.

    YES !

  16. d1島 January 11, 2010 6:19 am

    Great Morning All!


    Was already hanahana late last night….maintenence, eh!

    Good Luck to Jovonte Taylor, it would be good to have him for more depth….which we know from last season is a really good thing (esp. when you ain’t got it!)

  17. whitey January 11, 2010 6:23 am

    see you all later, it is time for breakfast of champions and excercise at waiehu.

  18. d1島 January 11, 2010 6:25 am

    Pete Carroll speaks:

    The Los Angeles Times was the first to catch up with now-former USC coach Pete Carroll.

    Carroll told the Times:

    His new job with the Seahawks “came out of nowhere.”
    He said the timing had nothing to do with potential NCAA sanctions: “Not in any way. Because I know where we stand. It’s just a process we have to go through. We know we’ve fought hard to do right.”
    He said there were no hard feelings between him and athletic director Mike Garrett.
    Carroll also made it clear he prefers the NFL playoffs to anything the college bowl system offers: “It’s not the same. … It’s a great spectacle, but the other thing is a whole different level.”
    He told the Times that he wasn’t sure how his decision would be greeted by USC fans.

    His parting words?

    “I’ve given everything I’ve had,” he told the newspaper. “There was never going to be a good time.”

  19. Garret January 11, 2010 6:31 am


    I could be wrong, but I think that Bright is a 3-for-2 recruit. It seems that he was listed in the season preview for CCSF in 2008 and that he has stats for 2008 and 2009, so I figure he used 2 seasons of eligibility.

    Taylor’s uncertain status probably made the recruiting of a player like Bright more important for the team. The thing that confuses me is that I’ve seen Bright listed as a TE and his yards per reception was pretty low, which seems more like a TE than a speedy receiver with 4.5 time.

  20. NYUH January 11, 2010 6:43 am

    The future looks Bright. Though I thought Taylor was a lock for the new year.

  21. bstunna2002 January 11, 2010 6:57 am

    I hope UH offers this kid:

  22. Bulla January 11, 2010 7:17 am


    6’5….flashbacks of Harold Carmichael from the Eagles? hmmmmmmmmmm

  23. RedZone January 11, 2010 7:26 am

    One thing I really like about the tall receiver is how his coach says he can block. RGM and Davone really blocked well for each other helping them get some huge rac. It will also help UHs running game.

  24. Bulla January 11, 2010 7:31 am


    a great point on how important it is for WR to ‘block’ to enhance the running game; and once the running game is established…….it opens it up for the WR’s. a win-win situation for all Warriors 🙂

  25. Stretch January 11, 2010 7:35 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Looking forward to UH having a tall receiver for the redzone. Only thing that worries me is that nobody has said anything about his hands. Hope he can catch the ball.

  26. Bulla January 11, 2010 7:41 am


    i think it was coach john wooden, a fairly successful basketball coach…..who said, ‘you can teach them to play, you can’t teach them to grow….’ or something like that…………..

  27. NYUH January 11, 2010 7:51 am

    Not sure I like the idea of JJ going to USC?


    Seeing that I don’t believe Garrett can convince Chris Peterson to break his five-year pact at Boise St. or lure Gary Patterson away from TCU, then my pick is the guy you see in the photo—June Jones.

    Jones just completed his first year of a five-year deal with SMU. Jones has NFL experience as head coach of the Chargers. He resurrected Hawaii’s football program, and he’s had a successful first year at SMU. The Mustangs were 8-5 and routed Nevada 45-10 in the Hawaii Bowl.

  28. protector January 11, 2010 8:06 am

    I hope Taylor gets to play; it would be a shame if the NCAA acts like the Grinch
    they always aspire to be. They’re always getting in touch with their “inner” tyrant / despot. It’s disturbing when these young players who have been deprived of portions of their career (for legitimate reasons) have to jump through hoops and then are made to grovel as they wait. I would understand if there was widespread abuse or finagling by coaches; I doubt that’s happening. What the NCAA does cannot be construed as being illegal, however, in my mind, they often do things that are immoral and they have such a hard time with the concepts of justice, equity & just doing “the right thing”.

    In a parallel Universe, I would like to to be an investigator & adjudicator for all the dirty dealings of the NCAA and bringing THEM into compliance retroactively. This would mean the restoration of the UH Men’s VB title, stripping a few titles from UCLA (remember Women’s softball?) & other violators & having all those big-name teams from Bowl games (who were later found guilty of recruiting violations) to repay the Bowl pay-outs (with interest) to go into a pot for scholarships, etc. I can dream, can’t I?

  29. RedZone January 11, 2010 8:08 am

    USC should go after the Sark.

  30. Slugger January 11, 2010 8:09 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Hope Jovonte can get another year.

  31. J January 11, 2010 8:11 am

    You can’t coach height…

    Though I’m reminded every day in basketball practice that “You haven’t taught until they have learned.”

    Or in my case, it ain’t coaching if they’re not listening…

  32. al January 11, 2010 8:14 am

    dear folks,

    with a very heavy heart, i deliver this most difficult message. our dear friend, longtime uh fan, fred pang passed away early this morning at about 12:40 am.

    fred had suffered from COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and had decided to have an aortic valve surgery to improve his health. unfortunately, with any surgery there are risks and benefits. fred and his wife, lorna, decided that he would go ahead with that surgery. however, one thing led to another during the recovery process and as stevem reported a few days ago, fred spent the last 5 weeks or so in icu.

    lorna wishes to thank all of you whom prayed for fred and his family during this ordeal. please continue to pray for the Lord’s healing for lorna and the rest of the family.

    fred accepted the Lord and is now in Heaven watching over us, his family, and his warriors.

  33. d1島 January 11, 2010 8:21 am

    Deepest Condolences to the Pang Ohana.

    Somewhere in heaven rings a triumphant, jubilant chorus of “Cheerio”

    God Bless Fred Pang, a Long Time UH Fan….

  34. 702WarriorNation January 11, 2010 8:22 am

    Deeply sadden to hear of LTUHF passing.
    Thoughts and prayers to Fred Pang’s ohana especially to Lorna.
    Can’t imagine not seeing his blog comments which I’ve enjoyed over the last several years. He will be missed!

  35. duffer (iPhone) January 11, 2010 8:29 am

    Very sad to learn of Fred’s passing. He and Lorna were the first Tsaikos I met. They were on a Interisland cruise and stopped to chat. Chat lasted some four hours. It seemed we had know each other forever.
    My deepest condolences to the Pang family!

  36. GRM January 11, 2010 8:49 am

    Condolences to the family of LTUHF.

  37. Cheyah! January 11, 2010 8:52 am

    Sincerest and deepest condolences to LTUHF’s family.

  38. A-House January 11, 2010 8:56 am

    Our sincere and deepest condolences to Lorna and her family for Fred’s passing.

    Will always remember his smile when they come to the house about 4 months ago.

  39. Stretch January 11, 2010 9:05 am

    Condolences to Lorna and the Pang Ohana. Always hard to lose a member of the Tsaikos.

  40. BG January 11, 2010 9:05 am

    Although our hearts are heavy, let’s celebrate LTUHF’s many contributions to the ohana. He and Lorna belong on our clubhouse Wall of Fame. God bless and keep you, Fred.

  41. Pomai January 11, 2010 9:09 am

    To all of the Pang Ohana I send you my deepest condolences and prayers to your Ohana, I have walked this path and still am so I know that words can never express the sorrow one goes through at a time like this, but the words offered up are in prayer for you.

  42. Slugger January 11, 2010 9:23 am

    My deep heartfelt condolences to Lorna and LTUHF’s ‘ohana. It was such a pleasure to share their company at games whether at Genji or the Stadium.

  43. BigWave96744 January 11, 2010 9:24 am

    My gut feeling is Taylor will not be granted. Rocky is a long shot and Brash & Pepa will get their’s…..

    Hope I’m wrong but I also felt Libre & Maneafaiga were gonna get their 6th year.

    Blessing to the Pang Family

  44. BigWave96744 January 11, 2010 9:29 am

    oops meant to say Libre & Maneafaiga were NOT going to get their 6th year

  45. addahknowjoe January 11, 2010 9:30 am

    I believe in purpose.

    There was a purpose LTUHF’s path through life crossed all of ours. Each and every one us will have a different personal reflection of that purpose may be: Perhaps encourage you to make changes in your daily life. Motivate you to reconnect with a long lost loved one or friend. Or, simply inspire you to better other lives around you. Whatever it may be, his path crossed yours with a purpose.

    My deep and heartfelt condolences go out to the Pang Ohana. My prayers are with you all.

    LTUHF: A Warrior Forever.

  46. madeinhawaii January 11, 2010 9:32 am

    Condolences and prayers to the Pang family. LTUH will be missed sorely.

  47. Addahknowsports© January 11, 2010 9:34 am

    Our deepest condolences to Lorna and the Pang Ohana. We will miss him on the blog. It was always nice to see him at the Tsaiko functions as he always had such warm greetings.

    A somewhat bittersweet Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes.

  48. NorthShoreFan January 11, 2010 9:36 am

    Condolences to the Pang Family. We have lost a Warrior but gain a lesson from his spirit.

  49. Bulla January 11, 2010 9:41 am

    our condolences to the Pang family. he was always upbeat and looked for the good in everything. LTUH will be very missed, he always fought for what was right and did not back down. may he continue to support our Warriors from above.

  50. iwonderwhytheyhateme January 11, 2010 9:45 am

    My deepest heartfelt condolences to the Pang family. LTUHF will be greatly missed.

  51. koakane™ January 11, 2010 9:47 am

    first my condolences to the family of LTUH Fan, very sorry for your loss. prayers go out to you all at this time. I rembember he always had smile on his face and a warm greeting whenever we meet.

    aloja everyone on this cloudy day. have a good week at work, be nice and enjoy

  52. (Jesse) James January 11, 2010 9:48 am

    My deepest sympathy and condolences to Lorna and the Pang Ohana. I got to meet Fred’s daughter while my mom was in ICU a few doors away from him. Such a kind and jubilant spirit, especially when speaking of her father and his love for UH sports.

    I, like Pomai, have also walked this path, albeit in my younger days when my father passed away, and know that although the road will be difficult for a while, life eventually works out and things will get better. You always miss the person but we grieve more for ourselves than we do for that individual because, in our hearts, we know that Fred has gone to a better place and is free of any pain and suffering this world had.

    And we all know that Fred will now have the best seat in the house when watching Warrior Football.

    Godspeed LTUH Fan, the Tsaikos will truly miss your spirit. I, for one, am glad that I got to meet you and that you were, and will continue to be, a part of my life.

    Prayers for the Pang Ohana during this difficult time.

    al, please let us know if they need anything.

    Good morning Tsaikos….although, as ASports stated, it is a bittersweet one….

  53. koakane™ January 11, 2010 9:48 am


  54. EH NO MAKE ! January 11, 2010 9:52 am


    Please allow me add my heart fealt sympathy to the Pang family.
    I didn’t know him personally, but I did feel his passion for something we all love, University of Hawaii athletics. Not only will his ohana, fellw Tsaikos dearly miss him, but the school will as well. I am sure.

    May God bless.

  55. jm2375 January 11, 2010 10:01 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos.

    Condolences to Lorna and her family on the passing of LTUHF. I, too, will miss his posts.

    Hope all the players applying for 6th year get it. We sure could use them.

    Hope Lane comes back in shape and ready to play.

  56. Blackie January 11, 2010 10:02 am

    My deepest condolences to the Pang family.

  57. madeinhawaii January 11, 2010 10:03 am

    Hmm… if he doesn’t get his 6th year will Taylor have his diploma this spring and will that make Taylor our 2nd graduate assistant come fall?

  58. Garret January 11, 2010 10:09 am

    Deepest condolences to Lorna and the rest of the LTUHFan Ohana.

  59. al January 11, 2010 10:09 am

    gang….as longtime uh fan would have it.

    please no shame continue to blog today inspite of the grave circumstances. i am sure that fred would want to tap in on the warrior beat from his lofty seat above.

  60. Hawaiianbod January 11, 2010 10:09 am

    my deepest heartfelt condolences to Lorna and the Pang Ohana. May God send his Holy Angels to comfort you during these most difficult times.

    Although i have never met LTUHF in person, i have gotten to know him on The Warrior Beat. We used to pray for one another’s health. I am so honored to call him ‘Uncle’. He will be forever missed, but never forgotten.

    Mrs. Pang – if there is anything that i, or any of the Tsaikos can assist you with, please, please don’t hesitate to call upon us. We are here for you.


  61. al January 11, 2010 10:11 am

    some recruit news….

    desmond tautofi gave unlv his verbal commitment choosing to stay in las vegas where he had relocated this school year. wyoming’s loss will be unlv’s huge gain as desmond projected to be the most athletic of the long line of tautofi’s of palolo.

  62. r b January 11, 2010 10:14 am

    At 6 feet 5 inches Darius Bright reminds me of Jason Rivers and all those
    Red Zone touch downs with the fade pass

  63. al January 11, 2010 10:15 am


    new wr recruit darius bright…
    must have good hands.

    he was a first team all conference basketball player for cape fear hs of north carolina averaging 16 pts pg, 10 reb pg and shot 71 % from the line.

    and we know he won’t get homesick since he is already far from home while playing at ccsf.

  64. al January 11, 2010 10:16 am

    and as tsai promised recruiting news was on tap for this week.

    to think we have another five annoucements to live through yet till feb 3.

  65. Kekoa January 11, 2010 10:25 am

    My heartfelt condolences to the Pang Ohana. Fred was always one of the warmest and friendliest faces at our Tsaiko gatherings. I will miss his gentle manner.

    Rest in Peace Warrior.

  66. al January 11, 2010 10:30 am

    hawaiianbod….how you my brother?

  67. al January 11, 2010 10:31 am

    kekoa….i lost a lot of the email addresses here and there. send me one please.

  68. (Jesse) James January 11, 2010 10:32 am

    al…maybe we should start calling Darius Bright “hands”…or is that already taken by Stretch’s other friend??? MWAHAHHAHAHA

  69. Kekoa January 11, 2010 10:41 am

    Paul Peszko [Bleacher Reports] #1 pick for the new USC head coaching job is none other than JJ!

    Sounds a little far fetched to me because SMU has already fallen head over heels for their Saviour. They have the money to match any offer from the deepest ‘SC pockets…but what if?…food for thought come September!

  70. Stephen Tsai January 11, 2010 10:43 am

    The next GA will be going to a defensive guy.
    Taylor’s case is catching people off guard. The assumption, all along, was that his case was a slam dunk.

  71. madeinhawaii January 11, 2010 10:48 am

    I hope Taylor is set to earn his diploma by this spring then. Would hate to see him leave without at least that much.

  72. al January 11, 2010 10:51 am

    kekoa…i read that one. to me, i don’t see jj going to usc because…

    for one, would mike garret entertain a gimmick offense at the proud smash mouth university that he also attended/played for?

    two, i think jj wants to accomplish a bit more at smu and is very appreciative of the dallas university.

    three, then again what do i know?

    if i were sarkisian…. i would take it.
    if i were riley…..i would take it.
    all this inspite of the new contracts that they have. that could have been a power ploy to get more money from usc????

    four, i think jj will retire in hawaii eventually. the hawaii bowl just gave him another taste of the wine that he likes to sip.

  73. Hoohiki January 11, 2010 10:52 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about LTUHF. Condolences to his family.

  74. al January 11, 2010 10:55 am

    #71….the ncaa is proving once again how strange their rules, by laws, and regulations are.

    the wonders that are the ncaa never ceases to amaze. good thing our government is not modeled after the ncaa’s doctrine.

  75. al January 11, 2010 10:56 am

    do we replace the linebacker ga?

  76. Kazz (blkberry_storm) January 11, 2010 10:57 am

    I will remember LTUH as one of the first people I communicated with on thia blog years ago.

    His blog handle caught my attention and it was great to share our opinions on what a UH fan really is.

    Although I have missed meeting him in person, it was like speaking with someone you already knew.

    Mahalo for your time with us on the blog sir! Forever you shall be seated in the REAL best seats in the house watching over your Warriors and Rainbow Wahine.

  77. jojo ® January 11, 2010 11:01 am

    My heart goes out to LTUHF family. We will miss him.

  78. tommui January 11, 2010 11:08 am

    What words can I add on hearing the passing of Fred Pang that hasn’t been expressed by my fellow Tsaikos?

    Fred will be sorely missed by all that knew him.

    My deepest sympathies to Lorna and the Pang family.

  79. Kekoa January 11, 2010 11:09 am

    Al ~ Check your email. I sent 101 SPAM recipes fresh from the Hormel kitchens!…nah, nah, nah…j/k! (Sent addy as requested)

  80. Hawaiianbod January 11, 2010 11:09 am

    blessings brother al!

    God is good! just seen my surgeon last friday and my wound on my left foot is healing really well that no additional surgery (skin-graft) will be needed. so, by easter i should be walking again. thank you Jesus!

    prayers to all that are going through trials and tribulations, especially (j)j’s mom.

  81. HiFlyer January 11, 2010 11:29 am

    Condolences to the Pang family.

  82. koakane™ January 11, 2010 11:32 am

    Hawaiianbod good to hear you are progressing nicely

  83. Pomai January 11, 2010 11:40 am

    There is now way JJ is going anywhere, again will give my OPINION. I think JJ has a four point plan:

    1 Have a winning season and go bowling
    2 Win conference outright
    3 Finish in the top 10
    4 Win the National Championship

    Sad thing is he could have done it here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  84. Hawaiianbod January 11, 2010 11:41 am

    thanks koakane!

    how’s the mrs?

  85. RedZone January 11, 2010 11:46 am

    My condolences to the Pang family. I will miss LTUHF.

  86. haka January 11, 2010 11:46 am

    Condolences to the Pang ohana.
    Here’s to the now eternal uh fan!
    Aloha LTUHF…aloha.

  87. Kekoa January 11, 2010 11:47 am

    HawaiianBod ~ The healing continues! On a moody day like today, nice to see that there is a little sunshine filtering thru.

  88. Kekoa January 11, 2010 11:50 am

    Pomai ~ Did I shake you outta the sack with that B/Report? Hehehe…dat wuz da plan brah!

  89. Loa January 11, 2010 11:57 am

    condolences to the LTUHF ohana

  90. Kaimuki Kid January 11, 2010 12:03 pm


    Unfortunately, JJ has something @ SMU that he didn’t have here DEEP POCKETS, support and FACILITIES,not to mention a nice on-campus stadium….sigh…

  91. Kaimuki Kid January 11, 2010 12:04 pm

    Condolences to the Pang Ohana

  92. koakane™ January 11, 2010 12:04 pm

    hbod, she is doing nicely thanks and walking as best can

  93. Manoa Mist January 11, 2010 12:05 pm

    Sorry to hear about LongtimeUHfan. Thoughts and prayers for the Pang family.

  94. LizKauai m/ January 11, 2010 12:06 pm

    Warmest aloha and deepest condolences to the Pang Ohana. LTUHF is one of the more delightful Tsai-kos – I’m grateful to have shared good times and praying times with him!

    The separation time is short… eternity is, well, eternity! The important thing is that his suffering time is pau.

    (((HUGS))) to Lorna and family.

  95. djmitcho January 11, 2010 12:10 pm

    My prayers and thoughts go out to the Pang Ohana.

  96. Hawaiianbod January 11, 2010 12:22 pm

    Kekoa – continuing prayers and best of health for Aunty Diana and Pops.

    btw, if you see my uncle, please wish him a belated happy b-day for me. thx! his special day was last saturday.

  97. Da Punchbowl Kid January 11, 2010 12:23 pm

    Sweety and I join the Tsaikos, and indeed all of the Warrior Nation, in expressing our deepest condolences to Lorna and the Pang ‘Ohana. LTUH was an icon here, and a dear friend to all. We are saddened by his loss, and blessed by our memories of him. God Bless You, Fred!

  98. Hawaiianbod January 11, 2010 12:30 pm

    kk – the mrs is always in my prayers. (((hugs)))

    are you ready for the upcoming pc baseball season? hopefully, my nephew, kahana, will have a great senior season and earn a scholorship. GO CHARGERS!

  99. RedZone January 11, 2010 12:32 pm

    Boise might be able to hang on to Peterson but I wonder how long they will be able to keep those 2 young coordinators who are doing really well there. I was really impressed with their dc this year.

  100. kama krab January 11, 2010 12:40 pm

    Prayers go out to the Pang Ohana. May the grace of god be with you all in this time of loss. As a long time blogger myself I say thank you Fred for the memories and now it is time for you to cheer like a crazy man up above. Thank you again and to the family just know that we will all be together one day in his house cheering on the team that we all hold dear.

    Take care and God bless.

    And I guess I can say this for Fred and the rest of the Tsaiko’s


  101. al January 11, 2010 12:41 pm

    hawaiianbod….check your mail.

  102. al January 11, 2010 12:43 pm

    hawaiianbod….didn’t realize kahana was your nephew. i had the opportunity to coach his older brother kaeo some years ago. what a player and what a good kid he was/is.

  103. homey January 11, 2010 1:05 pm

    LTUH, you will be missed…

    A truly great friend, I will miss you LTUH, how can one forget how you opened your world to me. The stories we shared, the laughter we shared, the gripes we shared, and the food we shared!

    You are truly a great friend to me and everyone that had the opportunity to share their life’s moments with you.

    One day we shall all meet again…

    Deepest condolences to the Pang family.

  104. A-House January 11, 2010 1:16 pm

    What’s with the USC mystic? I for one believe they should have dropped at least 2 or 3 spots since other top 10 did not do well either.

    It may be a slow climb for the VB team, but if they keep beating other ranked teams, it may move faster.

    Notice that Penn State dropped one spot.

  105. Bulla January 11, 2010 1:29 pm

    #62 Al,

    i think that another option is being considered, possibly the JC route to a very good school in CA, one that Rolo had been previously associated with…..is what i heard over the weekend. good luck to all

  106. Jack Flash January 11, 2010 1:41 pm

    Sorry to hear about LongtimeUHfan. Condolences and Aloha for the Pang family.

  107. Nalani January 11, 2010 1:44 pm

    My sympathy and heartfelt condolences to Lorna Pang and the Pang Ohana. Rest in Peach LTUHF.

  108. Hawaiianbod January 11, 2010 1:51 pm

    al – wow, small world.

    kaeo was a good two-sport athlete at pc, then kaimuki. kala is playing ball at a jc in washington, kahana is probably the best at bb, although there are two more younger brothers to come.

    the boys are well-mannered and respectful because the parents are strong christians with great family values. in fact, the dad does hospital ministry.

    btw, email replied.

  109. Nalani January 11, 2010 1:59 pm

    Oops so sorry. Rest in Peace.

  110. al January 11, 2010 2:00 pm

    i run into kaeo every now and then in the valley.
    he and #2 were classmates/teammates.

  111. haka January 11, 2010 2:02 pm

    speaking of jj, he is still here in hawaii and was spotted at the kapahulu safeway yesterday…i guess he was out refruiting…sorry, couldn’t resist. 🙂

  112. curveball January 11, 2010 2:04 pm

    Condolences and Aloha for the Pang family……….

  113. al January 11, 2010 2:12 pm

    i suppose that could be a contingent plan if he doesn’t get accepted by unlv. he had his official this weekend and accepted immediately.

    brother dave is in las vegas and he stays with him.

  114. haka January 11, 2010 2:14 pm

    Legendary UCLA Volleyball Coach Andy Banachowski Announces Retirement


  115. d1島 January 11, 2010 2:18 pm

    It’s Monday! Are you ready for some football!!!

    …Tsigh 🙁

  116. d1島 January 11, 2010 2:21 pm

    Not saying UH should be higher, but does USC still deserve to be No. 1 after losing to UH in four sets?

    and if the rankings were reversed? 🙄

  117. koakane™ January 11, 2010 2:21 pm

    hbod yep definitely looking forward to the hs bball season again. pretty wide open in the Red on the wassai. say about four teams have a shot at being divisional champs. catching a few game with the AJA and seen some pretty good hs players from the east and west high schools. school and season begins so no AJA for them now but they will make a good impact when they begin the high school season

  118. protector January 11, 2010 2:25 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of LTUHF / Mr. Pang. I regret that I didn’t have the privilege of getting acquainted given the remembrances & compliments of those on the blog.

    A-1 and ST,

    I also believe that USC should’ve dropped a spot or 3, to be fair to others. It was nice that UH is at the 8th spot.

    Out of curiosity, does anyone know where Ohio State was ranked last week?

    And can anybody tell us why UC-Irvine who is defending National Champ is only 3rd with a 3-1 record?

  119. Hawaiianbod January 11, 2010 2:32 pm

    buckeyes were no. 10

  120. Cindy and Greg cee January 11, 2010 2:39 pm

    To Lorna and the Ohana, my thoughts and prayers are with you. It was a pleasure meeting and talking with LTUH at events. A very kind soul.

  121. d1島 January 11, 2010 2:54 pm

    Been thinking about LongTimeUHFan a lot today for obvious reasons. For those who weren’t too familiar with him click on my name for the link to his bio back in 2007 as that memorable season was getting started.

    He ended his bio with this:

    We have gone through the Coach Price, Tomey, Wagner, VonAppen, and JJ years…..
    ….gave up our season tickets due to my health condition. But we are determined to make as many games at Aloha Stadium as possible. Maybe we’ll be going full circle and back to where we started…sitting in the north end zone. Heck I’ve been waiting a lifetime for a team of this caliber. Who cares where we sit…time is getting short…can’t miss out on making this once in a lifetime “memories” now. We are truly a Warrior family for life!

  122. d1島 January 11, 2010 2:55 pm

    Sorry, forgot to place the link but here it is…


  123. TChahng January 11, 2010 3:01 pm

    Deepest condolences to Lorna and family for the loss of LongTimeUHFan.

  124. al January 11, 2010 3:11 pm

    thanks d1.

  125. Garret January 11, 2010 3:12 pm

    It is really sad that apparently NO Warrior players were invited to the NFL combine. I thought for sure that John Estes would be invited at least.

  126. whitey January 11, 2010 3:16 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaiko. Am very saddened by the passing of LTUH. Like duffer said, we were very fortunate to meet Mr and Mrs LTUH on Maui and it seemed like we all knew each other for years.

    To Lorna and her family, we all will miss LTUH, but know that he is always with us. My warmest best to you and your family.

  127. (Jesse) James January 11, 2010 3:27 pm

    Hawaiianbod…good to hear that you are healing nicely…continued prayers for you as well. Mom seems to be getting stronger every day and hopefully will be able to leave the PT facility at St. Francis Liliha in a few more weeks….we shall see. Thanks again for all the Tsaiko prayers.

  128. whitey January 11, 2010 3:28 pm

    Mrs LTUH, no porget, you got to go to LV and get the cd’s that LTUH has there for you!!!

  129. Hank January 11, 2010 3:28 pm

    …several years ago, late one night, i remember blogging about old time wrestlers like the Missing Link, Johnny Barron, and Ripper Collins with LTUHFan….we enjoyed remembering those old times…

    …peace brother.

  130. whitey January 11, 2010 3:31 pm

    pretty soon they going put speed zone sign at warrior practice field, Speed Zone, Minimum Speed 70 mph.

  131. whitey January 11, 2010 3:35 pm

    i don’t think usc will lose too many of their recruits right now, but if this “NCAA Sanctions” gets bigger, they may end up losing all of their recruits.

  132. d1島 January 11, 2010 3:36 pm

    Happy Birthday Jeremiah Cockheran!

  133. kama krab January 11, 2010 4:39 pm

    It was pretty cool looking through the archive blog stuff from 07. This was a good time in U.H. sports history and I must say, it was nice to read LTUH Fan’s bio again. A man with a wealth of experience and a man that will be very much missed.

    Oh do I wish that I was more active on the blog back then. It would have nice to get into long conversation with such a great man. Once again Mr. Fred Pang RIP.

  134. kama krab January 11, 2010 4:43 pm

    Oh and I wonder what happen to alot of our old friends. Wreck can you hear me. Where are you.

    Ah those where the good ole days when I did more lurking and got alot more work done. Now a days, I do more blogging and a whole lot less work. Oh well what you going say. Gotta love it and as Bulla says,

    Make memories, Make memories

  135. koakane™ January 11, 2010 4:50 pm

    howzit kama check ur email

  136. koakane™ January 11, 2010 4:57 pm

    congrats to Walker just named MPSF Player of the Week

  137. koakane™ January 11, 2010 5:04 pm

    bball warriors taking a beating so far. second period utah state 72 and warriors 31

  138. d1島 January 11, 2010 5:09 pm


    Not good news there. 😯

  139. Ralph January 11, 2010 5:32 pm

    96-54 a minute to go, Utah State

  140. Kekoa January 11, 2010 5:35 pm

    Thanks for the re-post D-1. It’s been a ‘reflective’ day for me as well. Both LTUHF and Pops were in the USAF during those early years, and both ended their years at shop #31 at Pearl.

    Mai Poina, Fred Pang.

  141. Jason January 11, 2010 5:40 pm

    My condolences to Lorna and the rest of the Pang family. It was really nice to read Fred’s bio from 2007; it brought back memories of all the math discussions we had. I considered him a mentor, a guy who understood what I was going through in my undergraduate studies. He had a wealth of knowledge that he was always willing to share; at the same time, he was very humble in acknowledging how smart and accomplished a man he was. I’m going to miss those talks, we never did have enough of them.

  142. madeinhawaii January 11, 2010 5:41 pm

    Hate to say it… but when you lose 98-54 to 2nd to last place Utah State in basketball… you really can’t put the blame on the shoulders of the players. I really wanted to see Coach Nash succeed but…

  143. Momo January 11, 2010 5:46 pm

    I guess our bb boys are not the quality of the rest of the league. It is very sad that they play as they do and I feel sorry for for the coaches who are behind the eight ball with all the players getting hurt …

  144. d1島 January 11, 2010 5:50 pm

    Whew….MBB… 🙁

  145. Ralph January 11, 2010 5:56 pm

    My deepest condolences to Lorna and the Pang Ohana. RIP Fred, the Tsaikos and the Warrior Nation will always be with you.

  146. Ralph January 11, 2010 5:59 pm

    JD is on the hot seat, the mbb team is terrible, attendance is down, revenue definitely down, but 18 wins is still reachable. Will JD honor a roll over with 18 wins against a cream puff schedule with attendance down due to poor performance?

  147. wafan January 11, 2010 6:06 pm

    Cheerio, LTUHF, Cheerio! You are forever a Warrior.

    Condolences and prayers to the Pang family. I will miss our late night conversations in the early days of the blog — especially the one’s reminiscing of the local eateries!

  148. wafan January 11, 2010 6:11 pm

    Hi, everyone.

    I had a great day with nearly every kid on task — they are starting to panic with only 12 wake ups to go before the end of the semester.

    Then to read about the passing of one of our regulars and a staunch supporter of Warrior and Wahine sports . . . wow.

    Thanks to d1 for the FHS link. Yeah, sounds like the great Gov bands of old!

  149. el guapo January 11, 2010 6:13 pm

    Deepest condolences to the family of LTUHF

  150. wafan January 11, 2010 6:14 pm

    What the heck is going on with mbb? Dang. It is really getting ugly. Might it be time for a change?

  151. Kazz (blkberry_storm) January 11, 2010 6:33 pm

    Coach Andy at UCLA retires????!!!!!!!!!!

    COACH SHOJI, HANG ONTO MIKE SEALY!!!!!!!!! I know UCLA wants their Bruin back!!!! 😯

    Oh and this USC keeping their #1 ranking is BS!!!!

    What? Something wrong with UH’s RPI this early on in the season?????? CHRIST!!!!!!!!!!!!

  152. whitey January 11, 2010 6:40 pm

    ralph, does uh mbb have 8 wins as of today??? looking at the rest of the WAC schedule, can’t see them making the 18 win goal. if they continue playing like they are right now, maybe 12 wins for the season. hopefuly they try to win one game at a time, but right now, the barriers are huge.

  153. buffoman January 11, 2010 6:43 pm

    Remember back when the coach and folks touted that the forward that was suppoesed to go to a Major BB program would be the next coming of AC and would lift the BB program beyond what we had? Remember when the big guy, the 7′ “space eater would change the way people would play UH according to the coaches and that the new guards would change the pace and the woeful 3 point shooting of the past.

    So, the question that begs asking is, were those guys really all just hype or is something not right with the team? Injuries? Okay, but to be literally laughed off the floor is really no laughing matter.

    Coach Nash is a nice man, likeable, and really knows basketball. But the question really is, can he coach? With results as we’ve seen, the jury is still out.

    I know, people say, well the B-man is critical of coach Mac and now coach Nash. Hmmmm. Yeah. But why is coach Shoji so successful, or why have we seen such a change in the new men’s V-ball team. Yeah its early there but there’ s a different energy, a different attitude and as I said about football, what seems to be a cultural shift in the team ands the way they see themselves as team mates, how they prepare especially after a loss and playing an even better team than the one that just beat them. Cultural changes come from the leader, the HC.

    Jury still out on the HC for the Football, Basketball and yes men’s vball. My guess is that we’ll see the most improvement from the last one. I only hope I’m wrong in my assessment of the first two.

  154. Kazz (blkberry_storm) January 11, 2010 6:43 pm

    Our Basketball Bows are individually talented. More so than last season. Keyword is “indivdually”.

    Had good hopes in the beginning with the promise of Williams and how much Hiram worked so hard in the offseason and is quite possibly in the best condition of hia college career.

    No Bill Amis is a HUGE factor and the absence of Roderick Flemings during games is another sledgehammer to the olos.

    Not to mention the inability to set picks to get Williams, Lay, and Mayen open consistently outside the arch to land some 3s. Again without the perimeter threat the 2-3 zone is killing us.

  155. madeinhawaii January 11, 2010 6:43 pm


    Looks bad doesn’t it? I wish it wasn’t so, but things aren’t looking good for Coach Nash and the BB team.

    Wahine should be tipping off anytime now… hope they pull out a victory.

  156. Ralph January 11, 2010 6:43 pm

    largest point loss in UH mbb WAC history-44 point loss. Flemings with 8 points, lucky he didn’t give up his eligibility to turn pro, now he has a chance to earn a college degree rather than being an unemployed bb player without a degree.

  157. madeinhawaii January 11, 2010 6:45 pm

    OOps.. what am I saying.. it’s on Wednesday.. wishful thinking.. gotta put on my reading glasses more often.. LOL

  158. wafan January 11, 2010 6:46 pm

    Maybe “they” felt sorry for USC losing Carroll? But, for whatever reason, the rankings are a joke. Perhaps, now, others also see it.

    Nah, that might be expecting too much.

  159. wafan January 11, 2010 6:50 pm


  160. wafan January 11, 2010 6:51 pm

    Nytal! See you on the ‘morrow.

  161. Kazz (blkberry_storm) January 11, 2010 6:53 pm


    I hear you.

    Right on about the Warrior volleyball team though. There is a little swagger with them, even with three games under their belts, you can tell the players have responded to their coaches and in turn responded to their own calls on improvement this season.

    I feel a little of it too with the Wahine basketball team. While the Xs and Os are not completely there yet, watching them play, you can tell the seeds of winning attitudes are being planted.

  162. whitey January 11, 2010 6:55 pm

    after seeing kazz’s post about coach andy b, went to look up for more into. this coach is pure class for ucla. he says it is time, my contract expires on June 30, 2010, and it has been a great ride. i don’t think we will know how much we will miss andy b till the next season opening classic for wvb when ucla comes here without him. thanks coach andy b for keeping wvb a most viable college sport and thanks for the great games vs uh.

  163. Ralph January 11, 2010 6:59 pm

    I just hope the next UCLA coach doesn’t cancel the Hawaii trips. Both men and women teams came to Hawaii, for some reason Al Scates team weren’t part of the pre season tournaments as often as the women.

  164. Kazz (blkberry_storm) January 11, 2010 6:59 pm


    Will UCLA pursue Mike Sealy??? 😯

  165. al January 11, 2010 7:01 pm

    i don’t think it is jd who is in the hot seat. afterall he has hired three head coaches thus far; dana takahara-dias, charlie wade, and the golf coach.

    it is those coaches who aren’t performing that are in the hot sear.

  166. whitey January 11, 2010 7:01 pm

    mih, what makes it worse is here is a “homegrown” coach who played bb here, played in the pros, was an asst with uh for ages, gets the hc position and team is not even close to resembling the team he played on. he knows exactly who was on his team, the excitement of rainbow bb, and ncaa/nit invitations, but somehow he is unable to relate to all his great experiences to his coaching.

  167. whitey January 11, 2010 7:07 pm

    ralph, truthfully, I don’t see ucla changing their vb schedules in the future. i think both teams use the uh game as a recruiting tool and they love the great competition. i think also that they know that both wvb and mvb could be eliminated in the future by the ncaa. the biggest plus for wvb is the closeness of the coaches.

  168. 22Tokyo January 11, 2010 7:08 pm

    My sincere condolences to the Pang family…..

  169. Kazz (blkberry_storm) January 11, 2010 7:09 pm

    If the next UCLA women’s volleyball coach cancels or cuts down on their early season trips to Hawaii, then its safe to say the new UCLA coach is a moron or just doesn’t know volleyball at all.

    Or just plain scared. 😎

  170. whitey January 11, 2010 7:11 pm

    i agree with al that no way jd is on the hot seat. how he is doing his job with missing personnel and resources is very good. if anything, i think the uh administration is more than satisfied with jd’s performance.

  171. Kazz (blkberry_storm) January 11, 2010 7:16 pm

    Whitey, hmmmm…the women’s game is farther along then the men’s game.

    Think its gonna be a LONG while before womens volleyball is even discussed being cut away with.

  172. Mike January 11, 2010 7:20 pm

    Deepest sympathies to the LTUHF family. He brought a perspective to this blog that will be sorely missed.

  173. Mike January 11, 2010 7:23 pm

    Hey folks,

    Be sure to check out the UH Wahine basketball alumni game, featuring the Advertiser beat writer Stan Lee as one of the coaches. Hope Coach Dana doesn’t pull a Nate MacMillan.

  174. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc January 11, 2010 7:24 pm

    Mahalo Stephen for posting LTUHF’s picture. Although I remember reading many of his posts, I’m sorry to have missed out talking to him 121.

    For those of you who are interested in making a dent in the state budget deficit and providing dedicated funding for the DOE and UH System, I’ve been told that there will be a serious discussion which will include opportunities for public input about setting up some form of legalized gambling as an alternative to raising the General Excise Tax.

    BTW – no one is talking about casinos lining the Kalakaua Avenue and slot machines in every bathroom stall.

    The coalition formed including the Religious Right and the League of Women Voters will come out fighting on this, but the silent ones supporting legalization need to step forward & speak up. Remember, unless someone comes up with something else, there will be no other option except to raise taxes – significantly.

    Back to sports: Why won’t there be any radio coverage of the men’s volleyball road trips? Even if ESPN 1420 cannot afford to send Scott Robbs on the road with the team, isn’t the game being broadcast at the various home team locations? How difficult would it be – and how much would it cost – to tap into the home team’s broadcast?

  175. Slugger January 11, 2010 7:34 pm

    So…is one of the reasons for Pete Carroll leaving USC the upcoming case of former coach Watson on painkillers while P.C. supposedly knew about the abuse? One reason to get out of Dodge…

  176. Ralph January 11, 2010 7:40 pm

    Al and Whitey JD already rolled over Nash’s contract for one year, gave him guidelines for another 1 yr rollover-win 18 games was one of them. Nash goes ahead and he makes his own schedule and schedules cream puffs that no one really cares to watch-except for a couple of thousand die hard fans. With attendance in the 2 to 3K range for a program that is expected to earn a lot more, then both Nash and JD is on the hook.

  177. Mike January 11, 2010 7:40 pm

    Scariest part of that story was Watson being too high to even safely take the field sobriety test. The football program is a bigger mess than the bkb one — with both head coaches skipping freely away.

  178. Kazz (blkberry_storm) January 11, 2010 7:46 pm


    When is the Wahine alumni basketball game? I know its at 5pm.

  179. SteveM January 11, 2010 7:49 pm

    A sad day with the passing of Long Time UH Fan. I have always regarded him as the kindly grandfather and friend of the blog. Reading the comments seems to support this. I decided to gather up photos of the few Tsai-ko events he was able to attend over the years and added them to my separate bio page of him. (This bio page was made in the event the old blog server in 2007 was discontinued).


    My remembrance of Fred… 😥

  180. chawan_cut January 11, 2010 8:19 pm

    my condolences….

  181. chawan_cut January 11, 2010 8:20 pm

    i’ll still support both basketball teams. they need it.

  182. d1島 January 11, 2010 8:30 pm

    Thanks SteveM.

  183. Kekoa January 11, 2010 8:38 pm

    Thanks SteveM.

  184. iwonderwhytheyhateme January 11, 2010 8:52 pm

    thanks SteveM,

    i am going to miss LTUHF at genji’s for the away games and karaoke sessions. im glad i got one good picture in with him. 🙂

  185. oldie January 11, 2010 9:03 pm

    My condolences to the Pang Ohana.

    Never met Fred, but he was very appreciative of some of the DVDs I was able to make for him. Sounded like a really nice guy.

  186. whitey January 11, 2010 9:05 pm

    SteveM, mahalo nui loa.

  187. Stretch January 11, 2010 9:05 pm

    CC – do you have another one of those green megaphones?? NOT the one that you use with all the food particles stuck inside. I need to start stretching out the vocal chords with the baseball season coming up. The Men’s Vball game this past Friday was a good warm up.

  188. LizKauai [iMac] m/ January 11, 2010 9:05 pm

    SteveM- mahalo for the link and walk through LTUHF memory lane.

  189. LizKauai [iMac] m/ January 11, 2010 9:07 pm

    Stretch- you can borrow my megaphone if you like…

  190. al January 11, 2010 9:12 pm

    thanks for putting that together stevem.

  191. al January 11, 2010 9:19 pm


    in all fairness i believe that jd did the right thing by giving nash another year with specific goals that needed to be attained. he walked into this and nash was then a popular choice to suceed riley. it was a good move to implement a cut and dry goal that which takes away any emotion from the decision making process.

    nash remember was a revered member of the infamous fabulous five and had served twenty some odd years at his alma mater. nash is a great guy and deserved some respect.

  192. PowderPuff January 11, 2010 9:27 pm

    SteveM, thank you for providing the link to Fred’s bio and photos. I regret not being able to talk to Mr. Pang at the February 2009 karaoke as that was my first Tsaiko event. Deepest condolences to Lorna and the Pang family – may God give you the strength in the days ahead.

  193. Kazz (blkberry_storm) January 11, 2010 9:31 pm

    Anyone remember the “WE WANT NASH” chant on the night of Riley Wallace’s final home game?

    That was great!!!

    Bob Nash has been nothing but a class act, especially to the fans, Nash aint dumb either. He knows the mounting pressure is reaching enormous heights and he knows winning is all that matters.

    As the cliche goes, the season is far from over. Heck, our Warriors were 2-6 and staring at a 2-11, 3-10, or 4-9 finish. Not saying 6-7 is much better, but I’m sure someone gets the point.

  194. Kazz (blkberry_storm) January 11, 2010 9:36 pm

    Nice job SteveM!

  195. Old Diver January 11, 2010 9:41 pm

    Can someone with more basketball knowledge than me help me to understand what Nash is trying to accomplish with his offense? It appears Nash is passing the ball around the key hoping for someone to get open low for the easy basket. It has been pointed out that this is difficult if you have no outside shooting. So the prevailing opinion is to recruit more outside shooters. My take is we have the shooters but you can’t shoot without setting screens. If you can’t shoot you can’t drive the lanes. If you can’t drive the lanes the easy inside baskets will be few and far between. This is basic basketball, am I wrong?

  196. Kazz (blkberry_storm) January 11, 2010 9:46 pm

    Coaches on drugs, players and their families receiving perks, man… Pete Carroll aint stupid.

    So he claims “there is no good time” to leave SC… pffffffftttt!!!!! Now is a good time for you sir!!!

    So much for “Fight On” huh Carroll??? 😆

  197. d1島 January 11, 2010 9:46 pm

    Old Diver,

    Sounds about right.

  198. d1島 January 11, 2010 9:49 pm

    Among the many things I liked about LTUHF were his late night anecdotes:

    Comment from: Long Time UH Fan [Visitor]


    Fifty-one years ago, Herman Bubba James, a North Carolina mountain man, was drafted by the Army. On his first day in basic training, the Army issued him a comb.
    That afternoon the Army barber sheared off all his hair. On his second day, the Army issued Herman a toothbrush. That afternoon the
    Army dentist yanked seven of his teeth.
    On the third day, the Army issued him a jock strap.

    The Army has been looking for Herman for 51 years.

    RIP LongTimeUHFan…..


  199. oldie January 11, 2010 9:56 pm

    Stretch #188 – If it’s the little ones they gave away at the football game, I have an extra one you can have. Not sure how to get it to you though.

  200. Kazz (blkberry_storm) January 11, 2010 9:59 pm

    Old Diver,

    Yup. You got it.

  201. Cindy Cee January 11, 2010 10:08 pm

    Mahalo d1 and SteveM for the bio/pics re LTUH.

  202. madeinhawaii January 11, 2010 10:17 pm

    How many Men’s Volleyball teams are there in D-1?

  203. madeinhawaii January 11, 2010 10:21 pm

    There are not many sports where teams can go 0-3 and still be ranked 11 and 14.

  204. madeinhawaii January 11, 2010 10:25 pm

    Ah… nevermind.. I think I found the answer… looks like 34 teams.

  205. madeinhawaii January 11, 2010 10:32 pm

    night all.

  206. LizKauai [iMac] m/ January 11, 2010 10:42 pm

    Nitey Nite and Sweet Volleyball Dreams!

  207. al January 11, 2010 10:45 pm

    d1…thanks for the memories.
    there was a time the night crew would trade jokes in to the wee hours.

  208. J January 11, 2010 11:16 pm

    mih, no real divisions in NCAA Men’s volleyball. Not enough schools have teams…

  209. UHfan808 January 11, 2010 11:31 pm

    Sorrowful good evening Tsaikos and Tsaikettes…

    My deepest condolences to the Long Time UH Fan Ohana. God bless. You are in my prayers.

    It is difficult to believe we have lost one of our dearest Tsaikos. What a nice man who just knew how to make this blog chuckle.

    Lorna, please take care. Remember us as your family and come by for visits.

    al – Thank you for letting us know.

    d1 and SteveM – Thank you for posting wonderful memories of LTUHF.

  210. Ralph January 12, 2010 12:10 am

    Al I agree, Nash is perceived as a Nash guy, I view him as a nice guy, so, do I respect him as a person and what he did for Hawaii as a player and coach, yes I do, but all things being said, I want to win. Don’t always fall back on his persona, no one doubts he is a nice guy, its our basketball team performance that is abysmal, the way they play and the team’s won-lost record that is not acceptable.
    Since UH plans on keeping mbb as a D1 sport, might as well play to win. After all, the Warriors play at the D1 level, it is not a club sport where winning is nice but main thing they play hard and have fun. It’s also a business, for good programs, it is big business. Nash’s hire should not be a “feel good”, it was for all intentions a move to improve the program because Riley didn’t volunteer to retire. As you would holler, nuff said.

  211. Ralph January 12, 2010 12:12 am

    one of the nash=nice like in nice guy

  212. al January 12, 2010 1:11 am

    ah but ralphie….you did not address the topic of discussion which is “jd is in the hot seat”.

    it is nash who is in the hotseat. this i agree. jd inherits the incumbent coach and no one expected him to do any much less than allowing him to coach another year. especially given the fact that he had only one true recruiting season.

    jd did the right thing allowing nash a third year to “prove it”. giving him a specific goal of 18 wins was crafty in a sense that it would take that many wins over .500 to start filing the ssc again. the ultimatum goal performance level sets a standard for continuation.

    it is apparent, that short of some miracle turnaround that this year’s edition will not attain the benchmark win total. sure, they have been beset with a multitude of injuries, but, a deeper bench would have overcome that much. so the latter, now also should not play in to this at season’s end since the goal was not reached and all other emotion was removed from when jd setforth the 18 win standard. to me, that was a very smart and crafty business decision on his part.

    in the long run, i truly believe that jd will make wise decisions during his tenure. he has thus far shown to have selected the right coaches for the vacancies set before him.

    i trust that he will do the same in the future. i like how he has structured his goals and achievement levels for his coaches. his giving a well deserved bonus to shoji also shows that he wil recognize excellence. his ability to stave off requests for contract extensions to date shows he can also be a tough boss.

    …nuff said.

  213. Pomai January 12, 2010 3:23 am

    JD is doing an outstanding job as the AD, can anyone imagine where UH sports would be if we (God forbid) still had the previous AD?

  214. Pomai January 12, 2010 3:43 am

    Just read the story on Mark McGwire, so the message we are sending the kids is that it is ok to use drugs because they will just slap your wrist, just don’t bet on any games, cause then your out of baseball for life………

  215. wafan January 12, 2010 3:52 am

    A good day to all.

  216. wafan January 12, 2010 3:56 am

    SteveM . . .

    Thank you for the LTUHF review. Nice.

  217. wafan January 12, 2010 3:57 am

    Eleven wake ups until the end of the semester.


  218. mctruck January 12, 2010 5:16 am

    So long, “LTUHF”……..hope they get the advertiser in Heaven. Condolences to your dear wife.

  219. EH NO MAKE ! January 12, 2010 6:21 am

    Okay, so, question:

    Since they do need our support; What’s the best way to turn someone into a fan of the Rainbow Wahine basketball team ?

    Um, just watch the U-H men play a game.

    Is it me, or is this worst but talented team you’ve ever seen ? Rainbow Warriors seemingly have players.
    Rod Flemings, well at least last seasons Flemings and without the stupid looking gold shoes, that kid could play.
    Dwain Williams, seems like a “head” case, but his scoring stretch during the Diamond Head Classic proved he could play.
    Jeremy Lay, not bad.
    Petras Balocka, he had a 20 / 20 game earlier this season, nuff said.
    Paul Campbel put together what, three consecutive 14-point performances.

    I don’t get it.

    How in the hell do they lose a WAC game by 44-points, worst conference loss in U-H history ?

    Hate to say it because for so many years he’s been the right guy, a nice guy, but it’s a question that really does need to be asked….Is Bob Nash the right guy to be head coach of the Rainbow Warriors ?

    Right now, it doesn’t look like it.

    By the way, are any of the players on this or last years team a Larry Farmer recruit ? Just wondering if he’s pulling his weight.

  220. midnight January 12, 2010 6:32 am

    Good morning to the Tsaikos!

    LTUHF – Thanks for the memories! Barbara and I will miss you. Prayers and condolences to the Pang family.

    SteveM – Barbara says excellent job on the bio.

    After two days of high 30s, and low teens, we are warming up for a couple of days. This morning was 35, and we will have a high of 57 about 2pm.
    Nice and clear day, not a cloud in the sky….. no Koolaus.

  221. LizKauai [iMac] m/ January 12, 2010 6:38 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Hi Midnight and Barbara!

  222. LizKauai [iMac] m/ January 12, 2010 6:39 am

    Hawaiianbod- great news, btw!!!

  223. BobMob January 12, 2010 7:22 am

    In volleyball, After the way UH manhandled USC, I don’t think USC should be #1. But, I haven’t seen Northridge, Irvine or Stanford yet, the three likely successors. I’m a Penn State fan, but to me, the Penn State-UH match was a tie.

    If UH beats Stanford this week, UH should be #2, figuring Northridge or Irvine would be #1.

  224. Not an Expert January 12, 2010 8:41 pm

    Regarding men’s basketball.

    They have some talent. They play well in spurts. The thing the team is missing is the desire to win and hustle. They turn off and on and that is part of coaching.

    Nice guys (coaches) usually finishes last.

  225. Jonathan Jager February 10, 2010 2:57 am

    In Beverly Hills…they don’t throw their garbage away. They make it into television shows. – Woody Allen Born 1935

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