Temecula connection

The Temecula (Calif.) pipeline is still active.
When Brett Symonds of Chaparral HIgh reports to training camp Saturday, he becomes the third Temecula-raised kicker to play for the Warriors. He follows Eric Hannum and Dan “The Iceman” Kelly.
Symonds turned down scholarship offers from Weber State and Idaho State to enroll at UH as a walk-on. But he said welcomed the opportunity to serve as Kelly’s apprentice. Kelly is entering his senior season.
“And,” he said of his decision, “it’s Hawai‘i.”
Symonds is 5 feet 11 and 150. But he has kicked a 43-yarder in a game. During warm-ups, he has booted field goals of 55 yards off a 1-inch block and 57 off the ground.

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This is the extremely large right hand of Keith “The Bear” AhSoon, who moves from left left tackle to left guard this season.


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With the departure of Colt Brennan, John Estes is expected to assume a leadership role on offense. He will be the offense’s only third-year starter.


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The best battle of camp will be at left tackle. The candidates are Aaron Kia, Ray Hisatake and Laupepa Letuli. Here’s Kia:


And here’s Hisatake:


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One of the team’s nicest guys, Antwan “Tua” Mahaley, is ready to contend for playing time at defensive end this season.


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Jennifer Carey, now an assistant volleyball coach at Georgia Tech, is in town on a visit. The Warriors will be working out at Georgia Tech in preparation for the Florida game. Former UH offensive coordinator Paul Johnson is Georgia Tech’s head football coach.


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Legendary football coach Chuck Mills also visited the Warriors today.


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Mei Ling took some wonderful pictures of the Arizona Cardinals’ camp. Here’s Travis LaBoy signing an autograph:


And that’s Satele (No. 67):



  1. Bosnoda July 28, 2008 12:29 pm


  2. Nail July 28, 2008 12:34 pm

    “Symonds is feet 11 and 150”

    My guess is 5 feet…..Winner gets his autograph

  3. LizKauai [Believer] July 28, 2008 12:34 pm


    Howcome we cannot comment on your Fresno BCS story????

  4. BG July 28, 2008 12:35 pm

    Hmmm…AhSoon has nice hand for a guy in the trenches…his fingers still stay straight!!!

  5. BG July 28, 2008 12:38 pm

    Congratulations Bosnoda!

    Hi Liz! Any news on Colt this morning? I usually have to wait until I get home from work to check anything out.

  6. Jayson July 28, 2008 12:38 pm

    I think you’re right with the 5’11 “, wouldn’t it be cool if it were 6’11” though?

  7. MeiLing July 28, 2008 12:39 pm

    Hi, ST! Did my pictures come through?

  8. HoustonMike July 28, 2008 12:41 pm

    aloha from houston everyone!

  9. LizKauai [Believer] July 28, 2008 12:42 pm

    Hi BG- new Colt pix are on my yesterday blog. He’s coming along.

  10. LizKauai [Believer] July 28, 2008 12:44 pm

    Hey HoustonMike!

  11. MeiLing July 28, 2008 12:46 pm

    Great pics of players! Ah Soon has good life & money lines on his hand.

    Hope the VB coach is having fun here!

  12. Loa July 28, 2008 12:46 pm


    July 28th, 2008 at 12:29 pm
    loa….could you remind the old folks when the games are on?

    Sunday, 8/3, Indianapolis vs. Washington at Canton, Ohio, 8 p.m. (NBC)
    Thursday, 8/28, Jacksonville at Washington 7 p.m. (NBC)

    for the entire schedule:

  13. curveball July 28, 2008 12:47 pm

    LizKauai [Believer

    I did not see much on CB in the blogs I watch this morning…

  14. al July 28, 2008 12:52 pm

    mahalo loa…..but, can you remind us again like the day before. please.

    btw, did you say you live 96816?

    there’s been a rash of burglaries in the hood both night and day. good to have three big dogs in the yard.

  15. A-House July 28, 2008 12:53 pm

    Say hey, neighbor:

    You ae becoming a very good “portait” photographer – nice pics – good to see Jen Carey back in the Isles – hi Jen!!

  16. A-House July 28, 2008 12:55 pm

    Hi de ho, HoustonMike:

    Local transplant or other connection to Warrior football?


  17. A-House July 28, 2008 12:56 pm


    Awful strong leg for a 150 #er – wonder what distance at 185#s?

  18. A-House July 28, 2008 1:00 pm

    The Swamp Tsaiko Cattlecall:

    friday, 8/29/08

    Golden Corral (407) 352-6606

    8032 International Drive, Orlando, FL

    left side – just before Hwy 482( W Sand Lake Rd)

    Buffet – see their website for complete menu items.

    Meet at front entrance at 6:30 pm.

    Let me know if you plan to attend.

  19. Loa July 28, 2008 1:01 pm

    al – lol, i’m the one that will need the reminder
    negative on 96816 but seems to be going on all over, my braddah got hit this weekend, we got hit in 03 and another attempt last year

    Chuck Mills – did a google, great notable quotes

  20. djmitcho July 28, 2008 1:02 pm

    Dat’s not a hand it’s a paw!

  21. (Jesse) James July 28, 2008 1:02 pm

    Good afternoon TSAIKOS…whew…busy busy, just stopping in to check things out during my lunch hour….Hope all is well with everyone.

    Hey A-House…al….long time no see…

    So ST, what’s the scoops on Kealoha as a guest blogger….I got some good inside sources who say that he will be a guest of yours soon…???

    Hopefully, some leaders emerge soon on offense. So far, the defense seems to have good leadership in Leonard and Elimimian…

    Did I hear we’re have an Iron Chef type cook-off??? I wanna be a taster too…..

  22. (Jesse) James July 28, 2008 1:05 pm

    al…well, can’t beat watching your car being stolen in the middle of the night as I ran down my stairs on the phone with police and carrying a baseball bat as I watched the car being driven away…..

  23. (Jesse) James July 28, 2008 1:08 pm

    Car found 3 days later on the slopes of Punchbowl….completely stripped…non-drivable, engine missing, no wheels, no doors…HPD tells me they have to tow it because it is a road hazard…so they do. I get called from the tow yard to pick up the vehicle. Not going to take it because there is nothing left so I junk it. Had to pay $150 for the towing, $100 for junking it, and other incidentals….ended up paying nearly $300 for having my car stolen….

  24. chawan_cut July 28, 2008 1:08 pm

    Kazz, Jason,

    an out-of-state incoming UH grad student has questions on SH about the UH student section in Aloha Stadium. i figure you two would be the best to answer him. if you could…thx.

  25. FloridaTed July 28, 2008 1:09 pm

    Hi, Tsai-Meister,

    Great pictures and info for us hungry masses.

    The players look great and so does Jennifer.

    Training camp should be a blast. I think there will be a lot of position battles going on. Depth, depth and more depth, most I’ve ever experienced.

  26. BG July 28, 2008 1:09 pm


    Tanks for the pix of Colt on your blog. First thing that caught my eye… the wr is coming out of his break and hasn’t turned his head yet, but the ball has already left Colt’s hand! Great stuff!

  27. (Jesse) James July 28, 2008 1:10 pm

    dj..when did you graduate from DMHS again?? Just wondering because one of our Damien brothers was just killed in Afghanistan and wondering if you knew him….

  28. cruzin' 2day July 28, 2008 1:12 pm

    gigi-hawaii said…

    I think if Favre rejoins Green Bay, he can win a Super Bowl. But, he can’t if he joins a different team. Of course, it depends on whether he is conditioning himself during the summer. What’s he doing? Just watching TV?!

    Remember, Jordan couldn’t win a national championship with the Wizards, but he did with the Bulls.

    homey ® said…

    gigi – if, big if, Favre does so happen to play for the Packers again I bet he doesn’t win a Super Bowl.

    gigi-hawaii said…

    OK, homey, you have your bet. Let’s make the prize LUNCH AT CAMELLIA.

    This is the bet: I bet that if Favre joins Green Bay this year, he will win the Super Bowl in 2009. You bet he will not win it.

    As you can plainly see, there is no mention of Favre being the starter.

  29. cruzin' 2day July 28, 2008 1:14 pm


    My daughters met some of the Tsaikos and the youngest commented that she thought they would look more moke. 😆

  30. LizKauai [Believer] July 28, 2008 1:15 pm

    Whoa, James! You insurance no cover the stolen car expenses????
    Next time, no drive one hot Civic den!

  31. chawan_cut July 28, 2008 1:16 pm

    re: Iron Chef cook-of, I mean gas-off.
    dangit, looks like i might be in WA for the first home game against Weber St. i could’ve tried out my dad’s ichiban portagee bean suup recipe too…

    although hard for beat twin UHfan808’s dedication and love that she put into her awesome concoction.

  32. LizKauai [Believer] July 28, 2008 1:16 pm

    Colt’s blog is updated:

  33. (Jesse) James July 28, 2008 1:23 pm

    Cruzin…From what part of the world are you blogging? If not in Hawaii, let SteveM know……MWHAAHAHAAHAHAHAHA

    Liz…didn’t insure it because it was more of a beach car….it was a Honda..just used it to go fishing, diving, surfing, whatever..didn’t care about keeping it spotless…or rust…or whatever….like my other car. My thing was that I had to pay for the towing when the City said they had to tow my car because the crooks left it in an unsafe place…that sucked….

  34. Curt July 28, 2008 1:24 pm


    Too bad about your vehicle. I get disgusted when I hear about thieves causing people trouble. So was it a Civic?

  35. djmitcho July 28, 2008 1:25 pm

    C/O ’90. Remember I was a frosh when you were a senior

  36. cruzin' 2day July 28, 2008 1:29 pm

    (J) J – Unfortunately, I’m in Hawaii so I will not be letting SteveM know.

  37. (Jesse) James July 28, 2008 1:29 pm

    dj..that’s right..dang senior moments….MWAHAHAHHAA

    Curt…yeah, Civic…beach car….lol

    Liz…I should clarify. I had the most minimal insurance allowable under state law…didn’t want to pay a lot for a beach car….

  38. al July 28, 2008 1:30 pm

    (j)j…….its okay, perhaps you can be a taster, too. but, we need to get the false pordagee out here so we can partake of his infamous false pordagee soup.

    and what your eyes were closed all this time, that you can not see?

    cruizin….good find. you even beat out jase and stevem. i knew that the lady was trying for squirm out of the bet. btw, you not homey’s daughter or son eh?

  39. Kazz July 28, 2008 1:32 pm


    I no believe this non-sense. 2nd Tsaiko-related car theft this month!

    This is BS.

    I hope everything is ok.

  40. cruzin' 2day July 28, 2008 1:34 pm

    I could be homey’s better half but I am not as she is playing a video game on the other laptop.

  41. (Jesse) James July 28, 2008 1:34 pm

    al…I heard FP only makes beef stew and teri-chicken…but we haven’t heard from him in a while so maybe he is studying cooking…..

  42. curveball July 28, 2008 1:34 pm

    LizKauai [Believer]:

    Thats our boy…. good post….

  43. Committed Lurker July 28, 2008 1:34 pm

    Welcome to Hawai’i, Brett Symonds.

    At 5’11 and 150, dude must look super thin! Other than potentially Symonds, are there any other kickers waiting in the wing to replace Kelly? Can’t think of any off the top of my head.

  44. Kazz July 28, 2008 1:36 pm


    Depends on what kind of “student section” questions…

    I think Jason is the BEST person here to answer those questions. It’s been about 3 years since I was a student… and even that estimation could be off 😆 .

  45. (Jesse) James July 28, 2008 1:38 pm

    Kazz…no worries….just irritated that the City charged me for towing away vehicle that had to be towed because it was sitting on its frame and was determined to be a hazard…like I said, it was like paying for my car to be stolen…MWAHAHAHAHAHA

  46. al July 28, 2008 1:38 pm

    cruizin…..you are a mom?

    btw, i think that was some time ago that (j)j’s car got ripped. he used to surf and dive. but, he did try to fish.

  47. LizKauai [Believer] July 28, 2008 1:40 pm

    hi xs- 😉


    “In the scrimmage, the defense was matched up really well with the plays we called, so I didn’t have a chance to throw a pass downfield and really have some fun. I had to keep checking off. But in the same sense, I guess that means I’m making good decisions.

    As far as my decision-making and going to the right area with the ball, I think I did pretty well in the scrimmage.

    I’ve had to go against our first-team defense a lot in practice. It can be a little daunting at times, but I try not to think about it when I’m out there. I have to assume that we have one of the best defenses in the NFL.

    You look around our defense and you see some of our cornerbacks and our safeties and our linebackers, with London [Fletcher] and [Marcus] Washington–I just figure if I can get in there and at least have some type of success, that will make things a lot easier when the preseason rolls around. ”

    “It’s cool to see the celebrity status of someone like Jason Taylor and what he brings to the team. It’s really neat when you get out to the practice field and you have Jason Taylor at defensive end, Clinton Portis as your running back and Santana Moss as your wide receiver. You kind of pinch yourself a couple times.”

  48. (Jesse) James July 28, 2008 1:41 pm

    cruzn…LMAO…how come your daughters thought I’d look more moke??? Didn’t I meet one at Ige’s for a pau hana once when you were being dropped off???

  49. A-House July 28, 2008 1:43 pm


    Called that number you left, but lady said no one there by your name.

  50. cruzin' 2day July 28, 2008 1:43 pm

    Al, are you sober?

    HI dee ho XLiz!

  51. al July 28, 2008 1:46 pm

    (j)j…..i don’t think she was referencing yourself as one on the non-mokes. mwahahahahaha.

    ok, ok, sorry. i just couldn’t resist.

    where is gg when you need someone to pick on?

  52. cruzin' 2day July 28, 2008 1:47 pm

    (J) J – okay, you may qualify as the only Tsaiko moke she has meet so far. Uh, regarding Ige’s, I don’t think you meet anyone since it was not one of my progeny that dropped me off.

  53. (Jesse) James July 28, 2008 1:48 pm

    al…huh?? I look like a moke?? MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA gigi moment…

  54. curveball July 28, 2008 1:51 pm

    LizKauai [Believer]:
    I think that because they are putting him up against the 1st defense alot is another good sign.. Zorn is going to give CB a real good look and I like what I hear so far…

  55. ブラキ July 28, 2008 1:51 pm

    Crime doesn’t pay…unless you own a tow company, or if you’re the criminal and don’t get caught, or…

  56. LizKauai [Believer] July 28, 2008 1:52 pm

    the research on the bet was da clue…

    So- in looking over the NFL websites for our x-Warriors, I’d say the Coltster has the best deal in town.
    He’s with a coach who was an NFL QB, who sees his potential, appreciates his intentions, understands his “IT” factor and has the path laid out for a new offense to push this team ahead. Sounds familiar.
    Plus, the team seems very warm and fuzzy (love Cooley- and he blogs!) with each other and with their fans – who are just as solid as a Tsai-ko.

    Da odda guys’ teams (at least da Bears and da Lions) are waaaay different – at least from my POV. They are NFL Franchises with business to take care of.

  57. Kazz July 28, 2008 1:54 pm

    Committed Lurker,

    No worries, in time Mr. Symonds will learn about Rainbow Drive Inn.

  58. Unkanesson July 28, 2008 1:57 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos!
    Gotta jump in on a couple of subjects today. Den go lunch.

    Re: Gigi’s bet — they both said “HE will win the Super Bowl”, which, while it does leave room for interpretation (no need the rest of the team?), would be pretty tough to do if he isn’t the starter, no?

    Re: The PBS cookoff — sheez, you folks making me so ono for it, I might have to fly up from the Big Island just for that!! (oh yeah, the first home game of the season too…) I’ll have to try get a seat that’s upwind of the Weber St. bench and fumigate those buggahs during the game! Mwahahahaha!!!

    Okay, I going eat. BBL.

  59. al July 28, 2008 1:57 pm

    back to the game plan….. that left tackle position has a boatload of talent to choose from. i kind of like all three of them. but, i think pepa will be the starter barring any oweees.

  60. Jason July 28, 2008 1:57 pm

    chawan_cut: I replied on Sports Hawai‘i.

    Ah, so there’s the bet. I couldn’t find it for whatever reason last night.

  61. Garret July 28, 2008 2:01 pm

    Ranking the Pac-10 schedules gives UH some respect.

    4. Oregon State Beavers – at Penn State, vs. Hawaii, at Utah – Oregon State deserves some props for really upgrading their schedule in the last couple of years. In 2006, their schedule “boasted” Eastern Washington and Idaho, now they’ll head to Happy Valley to take on JoePa’s Nittany Lions in addition to a tough trip to Salt Lake City to take on Utah. Hawaii visits Corvallis, and yes, coach June Jones and QB Colt Brennan are gone, but the UH offense is always a pain to prepare for.</blockquote

  62. Committed Lurker July 28, 2008 2:02 pm

    Kazz: Ha ha ha. True dat about Symonds. But then again, kickers no need to have size so as long as they can kick the ball with a modicum of distance and accuracy.

  63. Da Punchbowl Kid July 28, 2008 2:03 pm

    where is gg when you need someone to pick on?


    I’m here, al. 🙂

  64. cruzin' 2day July 28, 2008 2:04 pm

    Unkanesson – You don’t need to be a starter to win a Super bowl or any game for that matter. You can come off of the bench to lead a comeback…

  65. LizKauai [Believer] July 28, 2008 2:04 pm

    curveball – I think Zorn is building the team around a Colt-like QB. I think he envisions a WCO that will flit and fly like the Warriors in 2007. But with tight ends. The team needs to find the 6th sense quality that UH found last year.
    Colt has been there – so even tho he’s a rookie, I think Zorn knows that it’s just a matter of practice before Colt is able to telegraph to his teammates and they get the message.
    Ah, it’s all just football, right? :mrgreen:

  66. chawan_cut July 28, 2008 2:05 pm

    jason, kazz, thanks

  67. gigi-hawaii © July 28, 2008 2:05 pm

    Yeah, I scanned the blog back to June 17, 2008, and could not find the bet. Did ST delete it cause gambling is not allowed?

    Now, I wonder if Brett will rejoin the team at all if Rodgers is gonna start.

    Hubby is sad that GB is being so mean to such a great QB.

  68. Garret July 28, 2008 2:05 pm

    Colt Brennan is hugely popular in Hawaii and Hawaii is a State of the Union, but Hawaiians may as well live on Mars when it comes to getting a Brennan replica jersey from the Redskins Store. The Redskins, who play in FedEx Field and who ship via FedEx, won’t deliver to Hawaii or Alaska.

    The issue came to light on the Colt Brennan Blog. A quick call to the Redskins store confirmed that, indeed, the Skins don’t ship to the forty-ninth or fiftieth State. Guess Honolulu is too far Hawayy. [Sorry; couldn’t help it.]

    Odd logic, considering that customers pay the shipping charges and FedEx will gladly deliver there. But then, this is Washington, where those out-of-towners in Congress accuse the place of oddness to get elected, then contribute to it once they get here.

  69. cruzin' 2day July 28, 2008 2:08 pm

    The “bet” is located where Xliz created a site for many to continue dialogue in the tradition of the WB.

  70. Garret July 28, 2008 2:11 pm

    Article discussing if a non-BCS conference player can win the Heisman.

    Not a single non-BCS conference player has won the award since the introduction of the BCS conference formula a decade ago, and despite a few close finishes conventional wisdom still tells us that a player from the Mountain West, Western Athletic, or other non-“power” conference can’t match up with the best of the best from the Big 10 or SEC.

    For the purposes of this article I would like to focus on the cases of three specific players. Boise State running back Ian Johnson, former Hawaii Quarterback Colt Brennan, and former Northern Illinois tailback Garrett Wolfe have all been potential Heisman candidates at one point or another during the 2006 or 2007 college football seasons, and provide an excellent starting place for assessing if and what it would take for a player from a non “power” conference to win the award. In addition to these three players, the case of former Utah quarterback Alex Smith, who finished fourth in the voting in 2004, will also be taken under consideration.

    A non-BCS conference player in pursuit of the Heisman absolutely cannot afford to have a letdown performance, let alone multiple letdown performances against conference competition. Such was also the case with Hawaii’s Colt Brennan in 2007, as he tossed five picks in a regular season game against an Idaho team which failed to defeat an FBS team that year.

  71. cruzin' 2day July 28, 2008 2:11 pm

    It’s been a blast but I gotta esme.
    See you all later as my true self on Wednesday.

  72. Garret July 28, 2008 2:13 pm

    This writer is apparently going to campaign for BYU’s QB to win the Heisman this season.

    So, do any non-BCS conference players have a shot at the trophy in 2008? According to Chris Huston, author of the distinguished website Heismanpundit.com, both Central Michigan quarterback Dan LeFevour and BYU quarterback Max Hall are legitimate “darkhorses” for the trophy, although neither made it on his short list of viable preseason candidates. Phil Steele, likewise, fails to identify a non-BCS conference player on his eight-player list of preseason favorites, and lists only LeFevour on his second-tier list of contenders.

    While I hold a deep respect for the opinions of both of these men, I can’t help but consider the case for Max Hall when looking over the lessons of recent non-BCS conference players. While nothing is assured until the season is actually over (much less begun) it appears as though Hall has a better chance than LeFevour at this point. Why exactly do I say that? Well, you’ll just have to tune in later this week, as I make the case for not only Hall’s consideration as a Heisman finalist in ’08, but as a player with a feasible opportunity to win college football’s most coveted award.

  73. Garret July 28, 2008 2:15 pm

    Florida is #1…party school in the US. BYU is #1 for stone-cold sober schools.

  74. (Jesse) James July 28, 2008 2:15 pm

    Cruzn…I thought she came in to get you…or was it your son that did?

  75. curveball July 28, 2008 2:18 pm

    LizKauai [Believer]:
    I 100% agree…To me this is going to be one of the most interesting situations no watch this year…..

  76. curveball July 28, 2008 2:20 pm


  77. Garret July 28, 2008 2:20 pm

    Cinci is a BCS conference school and they *really* do not sell many season tickets. Next time someone complains about UH’s attendance and season-ticket sales, this info would be good to keep in mind.

    With a little more than one month left until the start of the 2008 University of Cincinnati football season, season ticket sales have reached the 11,000 mark – the highest in UC history.

    Last week, the popular Bearcats Lair section sold out for the second consecutive season. This week, season ticket sales crossed the 11,000 plateau, which betters the 2007 season-ticket total of 8,186.

    UC still offers several season ticket packages at affordable prices.

  78. Garret July 28, 2008 2:23 pm

    Article on the sports bloggers in Utah.

    The Internet age has brought an increased demand for news and information in practically every area of life. And nowhere have avenues opened up for an explosion of blogs quite like sports.

    Like a snowflake, no two sports blogs are alike. Some serve as official team sources. Others are an extension of traditional media sources in print, radio and television.

  79. Da Punchbowl Kid July 28, 2008 2:24 pm

    Hey cruzin, if yo keeds like see one moke, tell ’em go by dea faddah! 😆

  80. HoustonMike July 28, 2008 2:25 pm

    Committed Lurker,

    No worries, in time Mr. Symonds will learn about Rainbow Drive Inn.

    hahahahaha….good one. i miss the food in hawaii, especially rainbows

  81. CK8 July 28, 2008 2:27 pm

    Haven’t posted for a while, but an incident occurred last friday in which a Terrence Duffield was invovled in a fight. Apparently he was flashing a WAC Championship ring around saying he was a coach. He’s not listed on the current coach’s roster. Anyone heard of him?

  82. Garret July 28, 2008 2:28 pm

    I didn’t see this mentioned here yet, but the new replay rules should be interesting.

    Another tweak to college football’s instant replay system will allow overturning the type of on-field call that nearly cost Ohio State a chance to play for the national championship last season.

    For the 2008 season, the replay official can review if a player fumbles even if the on-field officials ruled the ball carrier down without fumbling. Also, if the officials rule a player steps out of bounds on his way to the end zone but replays show the player stayed in bounds, the officials can rule a touchdown.

    Big 12 Conference supervisor of officials Walt Anderson said during an officiating clinic being held in Grapevine, Texas, that the 40-second play clock will have a bigger impact overall but that the change in the instant replay rule is also a significant that has not received much attention.

    “This gives us more opportunity to make sure the correct call was made,” Anderson said. “It’s an important change regarding how we’re using instant replay.”

    Basically, for many plays involving instant replay, the “one-way street” of decision making has been changed to a two-way street.

  83. Kazz July 28, 2008 2:29 pm

    “Party Schools” pfffftttt…

    I ain’t no party animal nor am I a “book worm” but I always scoffed at those institutions that have that kind of reputation.

    Which is why I wasn’t surprised to learn that a friend of a friend is transferring from UCLA to UH after she found the Manoa Campus “like a breath of fresh air”.

    She went on to say that she could finally get some work done without all the distractions.

  84. Jason July 28, 2008 2:29 pm

    Ack, I didn’t think to check the temp blog.

  85. Garret July 28, 2008 2:29 pm


    Duffield was a graduate assistant coach last season.

  86. al July 28, 2008 2:32 pm

    me pick on the kid?

    i like fish, especially those who live in a swamp. so kid, what’s biting lately????

  87. Garret July 28, 2008 2:34 pm

    More on the Favre situation.

    Because when Packer GM Ted Thompson urged Favre to stay home for the first couple of days of Packer camp to let him continue to work on a solution to the problem, what he meant was: Please stay away so we can have a couple of days of normalcy before all hell breaks loose. And we all know that hell is coming.

    I think I know Thompson is not going to release Favre. If he did, my best guess is Favre would sign with the Minnesota Vikings, and for the next two years (one at least, but probably two) he would do everything in his power to beat the Packers 49-0 in the four games they played. You think Thompson is unpopular in Green Bay now? Wait to see how hated a man he’ll be if he gives Favre the freedom he wants.

    I think I know Favre is not going to stop demanding his release, at least not now. Thompson asked Favre for a list of teams he’d accept a trade to on Saturday — for at least the second time — and Favre would not give him one. That’s because the minute Favre gives Thompson a list, the Packers will get a deal done with one of the teams on the list. Which brings us to one of the myths I keep hearing repeated.

    Most likely, if Favre stays healthy, the team acquiring him would likely have to surrender a third- or second-round pick to get him.

    “I know the perception is that I’ve waffled,” he added. “But any veteran who’s played in the league this long is going to have some doubts about playing in a 16th or 17th year. And [the Packers] wanted an answer from me early in the offseason. Ted and I talked about it. We talked about a lot of things. I reiterated to him, ‘Ted, I was honest with you guys and gave you an answer March 3.’ I could have faked it and came back, and no one would have ever known. I knew I could not have been committed at that time.

    “Could I have forced them to wait ’til July before I gave a commitment? Sure. Like I said to Ted, ‘You’re right, you didn’t hold a gun to my head wanting an answer.’ But they wanted an answer. I felt like, from a team standpoint, the best thing was to give them an honest answer at that time. If I retired three days before camp, that would have been pretty low-class. This scenario, going back after I retired, might be low-class too, but I was honest and forthright with them.”

  88. Garret July 28, 2008 2:36 pm

    What was Jerry Rice’s last team? Seriously: What team was he with last in the NFL? You don’t know. (Well, OK, all you Bronco fans know.) He was in Denver’s camp trying to make that team on his way out of the NFL. And the media was all atwitter with stuff like: “You’re ruining your legacy, Jerry!”

    Today, few people remember that. People remember Rice as a revered 49er. He’s got one of the greatest legacies a professional athlete could have. Ditto Favre. Five years down the road the emotion will be out of the equation, and the Packers will be hiring a sculptor to erect a third bronze statue outside Lambeau Field for Favre, joining Lambeau and Lombardi.

  89. Garret July 28, 2008 2:38 pm

    The SI reporter likes Washington’s current starting QB.

    I think I am smitten with Jason Campbell. The guy’s going to be good. Maybe really good. He’s sure of himself, throws a nice, soft spiral downfield — harder when he has to — and is more confident and self-assured than anyone learning an eighth offensive system in his last nine years of football has the right to be.

    (True fact. Dating to his senior year in high school, Campbell has had to learn eight offenses — and this is the first time he’s been in some form of the West Coast offense since high school. I defy anyone who watched the Redskins practice on Friday to say they don’t think this guy’s got the tools to be great. Four or five times in a row he threw passes 20 yards or longer in wideout-versus-corner passing drills, and each time he hit the receiver in perfect stride. Now, he’s not throwing those passes with Jason Taylor and Andre Carter planning to steamroll him, because quarterbacks aren’t touched by teammates in July. Will he be All-Ashburn instead of All-Pro? Maybe. But this display was one of the best I’ve seen at a summer practice in a long, long time.

  90. MeiLing July 28, 2008 2:40 pm

    ST ~ Good job at cropping the pic! I liked that one of Hercules.

  91. Garret July 28, 2008 2:40 pm

    Last one before I get back to work. Mark Cuban may be the leading candidate to buy the Cubs…

    Pundits predicted Major League Baseball club owners would never allow the bombastic billionaire into their exclusive club. But Tribune Co. CEO Sam Zell seems determined to get Mr. Cuban in the lineup as he vies to get more than $1 billion for the storied franchise. And observers are no longer so quick to count out Mr. Cuban — especially after Mr. Zell’s decision last week to rebuff the initial bid of the perceived front-runner, Madison Dearborn Partners LLC Chairman John Canning.

    “Cuban’s the lead guy now,” says one bidder.

    “If he’s got a bid that’s a couple hundred million more than the next person, it’s hard to see how (the owners) go back to the Tribune and say, ‘We just don’t like the guy,’ ” says a Major League Baseball source.

  92. curveball July 28, 2008 2:42 pm

    LizKauai [Believer]:
    Did you like this……..

    Todd Collins did not look crisp, and Jim Zorn seemed to be protecting him a bit in his comments to us. He went to great lengths to talk about the fact that Todd was working with the second team and facing the first-team defense, and Zorn even blamed himself for screwing up the call on a motion.

    But still, Collins’s body language alone conveyed frustration and, while it’s still very early, it’s also worth pointing out that he clearly is going through some learning pains in this offense after 10 years with Al Saunders. Collins has done things one way for a very long time, and Zorn is definitely an unorthodox guy who comes up with unique drills and takes on things; that dynamic is worth watching.

  93. Garret July 28, 2008 2:45 pm


    Thank you for the Brett Symonds update. We were discussing him in the blog a week or so ago when Pauoa Boy asked a question, and it is good to have the latest info on him.

    Great photos as always! I hope that Letuli is healthy so that he can fully battle for the starting spot. That will add depth and make sure that the starter will be the best possible option for UH, as the competition will raise everyone’s games.

    Thank you also for the Jennifer Carey update. I watched her play many times, including in San Jose and at the WAC tournaments.

  94. (Jesse) James July 28, 2008 2:46 pm

    Jason…I know we’ve talked about it on the blog before…but this question was brought up again this weekend….Why do you think UH students don’t attend games like they used to back in the 80s and the early 90s???

    This question goes out to all for their opinion as well….

  95. Hawaiianbod July 28, 2008 2:48 pm

    CK8 – Welcome back! Long time no see.

  96. (Jesse) James July 28, 2008 2:51 pm

    gigi..IMHO, the Packers aren’t being mean to Favre. He moved on and the team needs to move on. Favre is basically holding the team and players hostage. He retired and the team prepared with their new personnel (aka Aaron Rodgers). For Favre to come back now and say he wants to be the starter is really unfair to everyone involved. Again, that’s just my opinion.

  97. LizKauai [Believer] July 28, 2008 2:51 pm

    MeiLing- great shots!

    Garret and curveball- Matt Terl was able to get that SI writer to chat with him on his blog… but I found this comment by a poster even more interesting.

    Pike, on July 25th, 2008 at 8:37 pm Said:

    Matt – Good job with the most informed NFL insider 🙂

    Peter King is way too smart and devious – he fully understands the detrimental impact of his positive words (i.e. Rex Grossman). Don’t be fooled – he clearly despises the Redskins. In fact he hates the Skins so much he is trying to put what is known as a “Bell Curse” on Jason Campbell.

    Bell Curse – In January 2007 the Detroit Lions acquired Tatum Bell following two 1,000+ combined yard seasons in Denver. A third 1,000 yard season was a virtual ‘lock’ and with new offensive coordinator Mike Martz calling the plays – Bell was certain to make it to Honolulu. In August 2007, Peter “Kiss of Death” King proclaims “I’ll be surprised if he doesn’t gain 1,400 yards and score eight TDs in Detroit”. Tatum Bell amassed 182 rushing yards in the first five games before he was benched for the remainder of the season. The only reasonable explanation for the failure of Bell’s 2007-08 campaign was Peter King’s preseason prediction. King’s prediction became known as the “Bell Curse”.

    Please feel free to add the term “Bell Curse” to Wikipedia (the most accurate source of information on the web unless of course you include Peter King’s postcards from camp).

    The next time you get a chance to talk to Peter King maybe you could ask him what he likes about Tony Romo – I figure his answer would be worth 2 wins for the Skins.”


  98. curveball July 28, 2008 2:56 pm

    LizKauai [Believer]:

    wow …….. witchcraft in the NFL……now thats very interesting

  99. LizKauai [Believer] July 28, 2008 2:58 pm

    haha- read Terl’s find about the championship trophy before the Lombardi – THAT’s really a good one too!


    Happy vacation xs-homey!

  100. duffer July 28, 2008 3:10 pm

    Al and SteveM, you got mail

  101. Kazz July 28, 2008 3:11 pm

    re: UH Manoa Student Feedback

    I was always in favor of getting a few students together for a “survey/open forum” to discuss issues and problems they may have.

    Dare I say, putting a group of students in charge of getting the student body together with the administrative backing from the athletic department.

    They would need to survey and talk to everyone. From the most-apathetic to the most-dedicated.

  102. chawan_cut July 28, 2008 3:14 pm


    some of my friends started the Manoa Maniacs and even made the “logo”. they tried to keep it student run and organized, and did have some tailgates, etc, but once they graduated it was hard to turn over to others and thats when UH took over.

  103. duffer July 28, 2008 3:20 pm

    Whitey’s fish report can be summed in one word…NADA!

    It seems Mr A-House caught all of the fish. Only thing saving them are the crabs…..

  104. Koauka July 28, 2008 3:37 pm

    Farve is in a bad situation. Green Bay owes Brett $12 million if he were to play this year. Officially, Brett turned in his retirement papers to the NFL. And now his changes his mind and places Green Bay in a jam.

    To make a long story short, Brett should have not retired and not turned in his papers. Not to sure what transpired between GB and Brett. And many sports shows are saying, “Green Bay does not want to pay Brett $12 million this year. Period.”

    Green Bay has made a business decision and is moving forward with the 2008 season.

    Brett Farve is looking kinda bad now days.

  105. (Jesse) James July 28, 2008 3:37 pm

    chawan, Kazz, Jason…

    I remember being a student and you didn’t have to do much to get students energized and excited about football…it was the thing to do. Students had really good seats (right near the band) around the 30 – 50 yard line on the Mauka side of the stadium…they were moved to make room for premium paying football fans…

    I also have thought that Ka Leo, or someone…maybe the Tizer…should do a survey of UH students to figure out why support among the students is sooooo lackluster and why there is such apathy among the student body…I’m just as curious as everyone else. Is it because of the internet age and more things to do? no interest in sports? no freedom of alcohol consumption? It seems strange that there would be that much of a dropoff….

  106. Pauoa Boy July 28, 2008 3:47 pm

    Brett Favre needs to stop the Viagra and stay retired…

    I agree he is holding the Green Bay Packers down and they need to move on without him. He isn’t going to do anything special anyway and definitely will not win a Superbowl!

  107. Pride. July 28, 2008 3:50 pm

    Mei Ling,

    Thanks for the pictures of our former Warriors in the Cardinal’s camp. I really do hope that the picture of Hercules was a one time thing. In your picture he is off balance, out of position, and utilizing very poor technique. Hopefully he’s using better technique and showing better balance and leverage than what he’s showing in the picture. It sometimes takes awhile to get used to the speed in the NFL. Gotta hurry thouigh because the game gets faster and faster. There’s three different speeds in the NFL. Pre-season, season, and post-season speed. Speed gets ramped up at each stage.

  108. da princess' classmate July 28, 2008 3:55 pm

    re: UH students and sports events

    took advantage of UH’s 1 year exchange program and went to WSU in pullman in 2000, Gesser’s soph year IIRC. they were horrid, even lost to cross town rival Idaho b4 they joined da wac. i think WSU won maybe 3 or 4 that year, but martin stadium was still 70-80% filled with at least 3/4 of those being stduents. iwas taken aback how different it was from aloha stadium. came back to UH and wanted to do my market research paper on this situation even though it’s 2 kind of different scenarios, but da prof told me try a different subject buddy, oh wells thought it’d be an interesting topic. never know i guess

  109. da princess' classmate July 28, 2008 3:59 pm

    4got to mentino 2 different scenarios cuz pullman so college townish 🙂

  110. Kazz July 28, 2008 4:10 pm

    Incentives, incentives, incentives….

    I think this is what it will have to come to for those already NOT interested in the game day experience.

    It was a simpler time back in the day. Now there are so many other things to do on the weekends.

    More things to compete with UH events.

    But it all MUST start within.

    I suggested to charge a fee to join the Maniacs for 90.00-150.00. With that students will get:

    -Free Manoa Maniacs tee and a hoodie (two types of Manoa Maniac Merch i.e. more options)
    -Complete access to ALL UH sporting events for the Fall and Spring seasons for that period . (i.e. your membership fee will get you access for Fall 08 and Spring 09 sports and you need to buy one again for Fall 09 and Spring 10)
    -Coupon book with discounts from current UH sponsors (i.e. Jack in the Box, Papa John’s, 7-11, etc…)
    -Coordinate “Movie Nights” for Manoa Maniacs ONLY with discounted movie tickets.

    The BIG problem I see is how it could further alienate those that can’t afford the cost to join. So perhaps they could add on different levels of membership. Something akin to Na Koa… More you pay the more you get, but the basic free access and merchandise should be the base for all levels.

    The “grassroots” campaign can be done on a smaller and cheaper scale but nowadays it’s hard to get anyone’s attention without the promise of INCENTIVES.

    Problem is, what kind of incentives can the department afford to give without suffering anymore financial losses? That is where the corporate sponsors will show their “true colors”.

  111. HoustonMike July 28, 2008 4:16 pm

    for all you madden 2009 gamers, davone bess won’t be in the game…


  112. Kazz July 28, 2008 4:17 pm

    The UH Athletic Department needs to hire a good public relations specialist to put all their energy in reeling in the students.

    Is Tila Tequila all booked up? 😆

  113. al July 28, 2008 4:19 pm

    duffer…..got it. you on it bro.

    whitey….caught crabs? yikes! so did the twins!

    pride(.)……..i thought he was on defense.

  114. da princess' classmate July 28, 2008 4:19 pm

    wsu charged $75 for 1 year and the only thing you got was attendance to all sporting events, no other “perks”. this was mandatory, includedin studen fees or something. they’re probably still doing it now i assume, even though the economy is much different. you couldn’t do that here and it’s been proposed many times over, too many people would complain. tough to over come here, i guess

  115. al July 28, 2008 4:19 pm

    oops….time to go cook rice.

  116. Kazz July 28, 2008 4:20 pm


    I think the “vonAppen”-excuse as to why people don’t attend UH home football games has already expired a long time ago.

    For cryin out loud we are ranked #24th in the NATION in terms of winning percentage overall!!!!

  117. HoustonMike July 28, 2008 4:27 pm

    ahh..the vonAppen days…

    still remember when UH would punt on 4th & 1 on the opponents 40 yard line, with 2 minutes left and losing 20-14.

  118. LizKauai [Believer] July 28, 2008 4:27 pm

    Kazz… not to mention REIGNING WAC CHAMPS!!!


  119. MeiLing July 28, 2008 4:39 pm

    LizK, I’m gonna add more pics to my Facebook album. But right now, I have to go watch the DBacks game.

    Pride. ~ That pic of Hercules is after he came up from center & started blocking. Don’t know what he’s supposed to be doing, but it’s an action pic of him. I have some pics of Herc playing center & standing on the side waiting for his squads turn.

    I have to edit some pics & put them on Facebook. But beesbol calls…
    BTW, this is a prescient blog… I had chili & rice for dinner tonight.

  120. Jayson July 28, 2008 4:53 pm

    Not sure if this was posted or not but here it goes anyway…


  121. Dennis Halloran July 28, 2008 5:02 pm

    Pullman has the most convenient on campus stadium in the west IMHO and it is the only game in town
    Hawaii needs to study UCLA whose students have quite a trek to attend home games. Also Colorado State students have to go a bit.
    San Diego State also has no success in getting students, Do they Bus are car pool?

  122. Kazz July 28, 2008 5:12 pm

    Dennis Halloran:

    July 28th, 2008 at 5:02 pm
    Pullman has the most convenient on campus stadium in the west IMHO and it is the only game in town
    Hawaii needs to study UCLA whose students have quite a trek to attend home games. Also Colorado State students have to go a bit.
    San Diego State also has no success in getting students, Do they Bus are car pool?

    UCLA has “name value”. Like a product, UCLA is house-hold name. They can sell kaka on a stick and label it as “Basketball Season Tickets” and people will buy them. 😆

    Name value obviously came with winning. But, you can’t win all the time and unfortunately you lose a few here in Hawaii and the team gets black-balled for a LONG time until the next available seat on the bandwagon opens up.

  123. tom mui July 28, 2008 5:29 pm


    The Redskins, who play in FedEx Field and who ship via FedEx, won’t deliver to Hawaii or Alaska… A quick call to the Redskins store confirmed that, indeed, the Skins don’t ship to the forty-ninth or fiftieth State. Guess Honolulu is too far Hawayy.

    Back around Christmas you had offered to carry over Taiko DVDs from a place in California – its shipping price was $40! But they ship free to the continental US.

    I pointed out to them that the shipping rate from their place to the East Coast US was the same rate from their place in CA to Hawaii. No answer.

    Even on eBay, a lot of sellers won’t ship (even with the postal service) to Hawaii! Grrrrr….

  124. Kazz July 28, 2008 5:33 pm

    Can’t remember if I mentioned this before BUT…

    If one is looking for Colt Brennan Redskins Jerseys:


    They got both the away and home colors. Name plate and numbers are embroidered on and not the cheap/over-priced screen print.

    They are legit. I bought my Colt Brennan helmets from this website.

  125. d1島: July 28, 2008 5:58 pm

    L’ll admit I couldn’t recall the name Chuck Mills but a guugu search yielded a very interesting coaching legacy out of Utah St.

    Some great quotes, too.

    “When it comes to football, God is prejudiced – toward big, fast kids.”
    “My halftime speeches always went a great deal better when I had better players than the other guy.
    “Football is for the insane or the stupid, and I am quite sane.”

  126. Pauoa Boy July 28, 2008 5:58 pm

    Brett Symonds – walking on an already has the kicker position locked down huh? Unless someone else I dunno about is going to be kicking too? What happen to Briton Forester or that Kenji Hollaway cat? Is Brett the only kicker coming in next year? I know it may not be a position of concern but I would think bringing in a kicker plus this walk on would be wise unless Symonds is that good?

  127. d1島: July 28, 2008 5:59 pm

    L’ll=I’ll 😳

  128. LizKauai [Believer] July 28, 2008 6:00 pm

    tom mui – I dunno what the deal is with the prejudice with Hawaii shipping. I buy a lot from Amazon because they offer free shipping.
    One of the big deals is retailers like to get stuff picked up -therefore, a small , light $10 item what would cost $1.00 to mail USPS first class end up UPS or FedEx for $20.
    Amazon is using a company called parcelpool that does their own transport and then uses the USPS for delivery. It’s interesting…

    Kazz- the Colt jerseys are the Reeboks, yeah. Ok for me – but different from the ones they sell on NFL.com.

  129. LizKauai [Believer] July 28, 2008 6:03 pm

    shhh…. Kenny Estes can kick too…

  130. Kazz July 28, 2008 6:13 pm


    Oh I meant that the company “Pride of Hawaii Sports” is legit.

    But yeah I don’t understand why they don’t ship to Hawaii.

    If I can get a fully sharpened katana and several large cans of mace shipped to Hawaii from the mainland, I’m sure sending FABRIC overseas won’t pose a threat 🙄 .

  131. Kazz July 28, 2008 6:16 pm

    Pauoa Boy:

    July 28th, 2008 at 5:58 pm
    Brett Symonds – walking on an already has the kicker position locked down huh? Unless someone else I dunno about is going to be kicking too? What happen to Briton Forester or that Kenji Hollaway cat? Is Brett the only kicker coming in next year? I know it may not be a position of concern but I would think bringing in a kicker plus this walk on would be wise unless Symonds is that good?

    I believe Kenji Hollaway transfered. BTW, was he the other kicker we had at the beginning of the 2007 season? I thought that other kid was a punter. Kinda hefty looking guy right?

    As for Briton Forrester… he had some issues. Issues like wen you play NCAA Footbal in the Dynasty Mode and then that screen pops up on your schedule and you have to start wondering how many disciplinary points you can spare before you run out…

    Yeah those kine issues.

  132. LizKauai [Believer] July 28, 2008 6:20 pm

    Just to keep things in perspective (Hawaii fans supporting Colt are getting slammed in some quarters for him not looking like ze wunderkind his first week of practice) – let’s see how “walk on water” $$$ Henne $$$ is doing at practice:

    “John Beck threw three interceptions, including two on consecutive passes. Chad Henne had one interception. Before the end of the practice, all the defensive backs seemed to be smelling blood and they were all jumping routes.

    Henne and running back Ronnie Brown didn’t get synched up on a handoff and a fumble ensued.”

    “McCown is the starter of the moment. Henne will get plenty of time to show what he can do.”

    ❓ ❓ ❓

  133. LizKauai [Believer] July 28, 2008 6:27 pm

    This article is interesting tho- and applies to us as well.


    “QB competitions in NFL are a farce

    Story Highlights

    * It’s very difficult to judge a QB based on practice, preseason
    * Coaches, GMs always tend to favor their own players
    * Teams risk losing locker room if wrong choice is made”

  134. Stretch July 28, 2008 6:40 pm

    al – going to have to cancel on the CC on Wednesday. I just found out that I have to attend a meeting on Kauai at 930am.

  135. bighilofan2 July 28, 2008 6:48 pm

    Howzit gangee,
    only got to #18 so far so i’ll be back.

    put da Hilo4 down fo da Orlando cc unless da plane is late.

    got samoa mail today, only opened Jason and Mei Ling’s but get samoa, had to work so i’ll spy da odda 4 tomorrow. thank you very much for all da help wit da JUGS1,2. good job gangee! i hand deliverin da moolah to Roger Hill Thursday. maybe i see summa yu at UW Thursday. be back in a few.

  136. momotaro July 28, 2008 7:08 pm

    Brett Symonds – walking on an already has the kicker position locked down huh? Unless someone else I dunno about is going to be kicking too? What happen to Briton Forester or that Kenji Hollaway cat?

    Britton Forester is no longer on the team.

  137. curveball July 28, 2008 7:13 pm

    LizKauai [Believer]:

    Good stuff…………….

  138. chawan_cut July 28, 2008 7:46 pm


    today’s news. colt at camp again.
    carl english too.

  139. SteveM July 28, 2008 8:04 pm

    19 days and 9 spots left…

    😆 😀 😆
    Saturday – August 16, 2008
    Krazy Karaoke 8:00 PM – 12:00 midnight (minimum)

    The large room at the Young Street Krazy Karaoke holds at least 55 persons. STRETCH has made the reservation and put down the deposits.

    Same arrangement as last April 19’s Krazy Karaoke Call

    • bring your own drinks (this room has a lot more cooler space)
    • bring snacks and pupu’s (optional)
    • $15 per person to cover room rental/karaoke
    • pay Stretch or designee at the door that night

    Current RSVP Count = 46

    RSVP on blog or email SteveM — stevem.hnl (at) gmail.com
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  140. Hoohiki July 28, 2008 8:15 pm

    If it doesn’t pan out with GB, Favre could always go back to doing movies…Not! Remember “There’s something about Mary” with Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller?

  141. Koauka July 28, 2008 8:19 pm

    Why UH students do not attend football games. The age old question.

    -gotta work on game day. gotta pay tuition or career in unskilled labor.
    -students no sit on the 50 yard line, like back in the day
    -rather go to the clubs and be out there
    – gotta be 21 to buy beer. back in the day only need to be 18.
    -parking sucks. and it may become worse, if nobody wants to pay the premium
    (that is a concern to me – because the mrs and me park in the upper Halawa lot
    where no need pay extra. And is a straight shot to the south end zone)

    -add your reason, cause I’m a bit stumped why else.

  142. BG July 28, 2008 8:27 pm

    Hi Liz

    You must appreciate the Tsaiko Ohana even more after spending time on the Redskin board. Unlike the Tsaikos, most boards have people who want to say a lot and don’t hear anything said back…with just an occasional exception. People who fancy themselves smarter and more insightful than a professional staff of coaches. They’re such a complete waste of time. EXCEPT, by diligently searching through a lot of muck, one can find a few gems of factual information and pictures by some hardy souls who endear themselves to the rest of the community with their selfless service. I’ll be looking forward to seeing Colt in Sunday’s game.

  143. Stretch July 28, 2008 8:46 pm

    Koauka – this topic was discussed recently and my thoughts on why the students do not attend the games, like when I was in school in the mid 90’s, is alcohol, plain and simple.

    We were able to bring in full bags (of beer) into the stadium and drink all game long. Now, there is no possible way to bring in anything into the stadium, especially beer. Most students are not 21 so can’t buy beer in the stadium, and even if they are old enough, it is too expensive for them. Students would rather go to a friends house and watch the game on PPV where they can eat and drink all they want.

    I am not saying we have to allow underage drinking but I honestly think that is the problem.

    If the stadium was to go dry, as was discussed a few years back, the overall attendance will go down, guarantee.

  144. Garret July 28, 2008 8:57 pm

    Time to go through the Miami papers to find some Warrior updates!

    (On Jason Ferguson helping Samson Satele) – “It’s unbelievable. We talked right after practice, I called them up today and told them, ‘I liked the give-and-take today.’ I thought it was really good in the morning practice. You’ve seen the offense make some plays, you’ve seen the defense make some plays, and we talked about guys on the field, each individual player on the field, when you’re working your matchup, trying to make the guy across from you a little bit better. This is happening with Satele right now. Jason Ferguson gives a lot of people fits. It’s hard to block him. I’ve said that before, he’s hard to move. Even the guys in Dallas, the big strong guys, they would come off saying ‘he’s hard to move.’ With Satele, this is good work for him. We don’t have little noses in our conference. They’re all big people, physical people, so this is good for Samson.”

  145. Garret July 28, 2008 8:58 pm

    After closely monitoring the line play for the past four practice I’ve discovered C Samson Satele can’t handle NT Jason Ferguson one-on-one. Ferguson puts him on skates in passing downs, and one-on-one drills. I’m struggling to figure out if this is a good thing or a bad thing for the Dolphins. You tell me? However, a good nose tackle SHOULD demand help from a guard.

    By contrast, Satele handles Paul Soliai with ease. (It’s not looking too good for his fellow Samoan)

  146. Garret July 28, 2008 8:59 pm

    I’ve also got a couple of observations from those WR vs. CB drills. John Dunlap is a better receiver than I thought. I’m somewhat surprised. Anthony Armstrong has a lot of raw speed, as does Jayson Foster. And Davone Bess is an EXCELLENT route runner. He’s pushing his way up my personal depth chart. I’m beginning to buy what these pro-Bess people are selling, but he must become more consistent.

    Right now my receivers are Ernest Wilford, Ginn, Derek Hagan and David Kircus, with Bess and Camarillo battling it out for the final one, or two spots.

  147. Garret July 28, 2008 9:00 pm

    This is a different Miami paper now.

    Remember what I said about Jason Ferguson? He busts through Samson Satele and bats down a screen pass from John Beck. Ferguson is 33? Looks more like 23.

  148. Garret July 28, 2008 9:00 pm

    This is from this reporter’s live blog of practice.

    Matt Roth is first team LDE, Jason Ferguson is the NT and Vonnie is the RDE. Ferguson has been mighty impressive throughout camp, the way he blows off the ball and gets into the backfield.

    Reagan Mauia is taking reps with the first team, but it’s a total crapshoot right now between him and Boomer Grigsby.

  149. Garret July 28, 2008 9:02 pm

    Reagan’s competition has done well with receiving out of the backfield.

    Boomer Grigsby does a wheel route, burns past Holliday and hauls in a 25-yard pass.

  150. Hoohiki July 28, 2008 9:02 pm

    I think one of the reasons not as many students attend football games is the accessibility of the stadium. I remember wanting to go to the games, but sometimes I just didn’t want to fight that traffic and then look for parking in the Halawa housing area. I’d have to walk quite aways and most of the time in the rain. I guess you could call me a fair weather fan. I remember when I was at Stanford, one of the biggest game of the year was the one against Cal-“The Big Game”. I decided on that day to go and I’d just walk from the dorms. And I’d get great seats even on short notice…cheap… as a student. Didn’t have to fight traffice; didn’t have to walk far. If the stadium was on campus like most big universities, I think it would be a different story. But the fact is, we don’t and we just have to find a way around it.

  151. Garret July 28, 2008 9:02 pm

    Davone Bess continues to prove why he caught so many passes at Hawaii. He fakes Scorpio Babers out of his shoes on a down-and-in, and Babers lets out an audible cuss word that is not suitable for print.

  152. bighilofan2 July 28, 2008 9:05 pm


    you are a geeneeus. u r korekt, its da booze fakta, da drinkin an drivin. an i no like encourage drinkin an drivin, a bad habit no mattah wat.

  153. Stretch July 28, 2008 9:07 pm

    Students have free bus rides available to the stadium from campus and drops them off right at the stadium inner circle parking.

    I don’t think that students have to pay any premium seat fees and can get cheaper seats in the student section.

  154. Garret July 28, 2008 9:07 pm


    I agree, attending football games is VERY different for students when the stadium is on campus. I dormed at Texas and my dorm had over 3000 students (largest coed dorm in the country). We were only a few blocks from the stadium and the student turnout for the games was extremely high, with pretty much everyone I knew at my dorm going of course. And this was even during the down seasons (the head football coaches at Texas got fired soon after both times I graduated from there).

    No driving hassle, no parking hassle, no tailgating problems, etc., really makes a difference. Stanford pretty much never sold out their stadium (aside from the Cal game) during the period I went to games, but lots of students would walk from the dorms to the stadium on game day.

  155. gigi-hawaii © July 28, 2008 9:10 pm

    I doubt having a stadium on campus would significantly boost student attendance. Don’t forget, UH is a commuter school and most students live off-campus.

  156. Garret July 28, 2008 9:11 pm

    Texas’ QB went on a mission in the Amazon and enjoyed working with children and being anonymous…until he was recognized on the last day of his Christian camp activities.

    Colt McCoy is recognized everywhere he goes in Austin, from the grocery store to restaurants to his 8 a.m. class.

    He didn’t expect his local fame to follow him all the way to the Amazon rain forest.

    But when the Texas quarterback sat to dine at the Yellow Rose of Texas restaurant in Iquitos, Peru, the owner immediately knew who had just walked in.

    “The guy almost passed out,” McCoy said. “The owner was a UT grad, and he had the whole restaurant decked out in Texas gear and the waitresses even dressed up as UT cheerleaders. They were all pretty excited to see me walk in.”

    Instead of a spring break spent on the beach or back home in Tuscola, McCoy trekked to Peru for a weeklong mission trip.

    Each day, the counselors would play sports with the children, ages 6-11, and gather around the campfire at night to share stories about the Gospel and their faith.

    “We used sports to get to know them and influence them for Christ,” McCoy said.

    Most of the children came from the poverty-stricken villages near Iquitos and worked at their families’ farms during the day.

    McCoy’s grandparents, Burl and Jan McCoy, have gone on multiple medical missions to Africa. Their work inspired him to travel to Peru.

    “I had in my mind that I was the one helping them out, but in reality they taught me to be appreciative for what I have,” McCoy said. “I’ve grown in my faith so much because I can just see that they have so little and they’re still happy.”

    Throughout the week, none of the campers knew they were catching passes from a college quarterback.

    Until that last day in Iquitos.

    “It was an escape just to be a normal person for a while and not get noticed,” he said. “All of the other kids just thought I was one of them. At the restaurant, I was signing autographs and taking pictures just like I was in Austin, which was pretty ironic. I loved it.”

  157. Garret July 28, 2008 9:13 pm

    Another controversy around Wie.

    This week, the LPGA’s fourth and final major of the year gets underway . . . and finds itself competing for attention with none other than Wie, who is playing the PGA Tour’s Reno-Tahoe Open, opposite the Women’s British Open.

    Now, say what you will about Wie and her golf and her uncanny ability to upset people with her scheduling, but she does attract eyeballs and must be considered a factor both at the gate and on television.

    “There are going to be criticisms in entering this tournament, but at the same time, I’m just doing what I feel like I want to do,” she said.

    She’s right about one thing, there are already criticisms. Here’s one from pro Jay Williamson, who told the Reno Gazette-Journal that he’s puzzled that Wie took a sponsor’s exemption that could have gone to a PGA Tour pro.

    “I know she is going to sell a lot more tickets than I will, but I would say it’s surprising,” Williams said. “I don’t think it’s a real popular decision out here.”

  158. Jason July 28, 2008 9:14 pm

    And only the diehard students tailgate, where they can drink as much as they want. (Underage, if need be. I was surprised to see two friends drink as much as they did.)

    My freshman year, another group in one of my classes did a research project comparing UH and UW football. (I know I’ve mentioned this before.) They concluded that there were several factors, in particular the need to work and the availability of alternative entertainment in areas closer to town. There was more, but I honestly get tired of it all.

    I e-mailed JD about it before and I’ve mentioned it here numerous times — my best idea is to expand on the Mānoa Maniacs. I’m not sure if better seats is an option, but UH has to partner up with local businesses in town and the UH area and give students incentive to go to games. If they implement a mandatory athletics fee, I think more people will go to games, particularly if it’s a smaller fee (say, $25/semester). Then let students 1) purchase and 2) earn additional benefits.

    (1) If $25/semester gets you free admission to all sports on a first come, first serve basis, maybe an additional $25/semester gets you guaranteed seating, and maybe an additional $25/semester on top of that gets you premier guaranteed seating. If UH asked me for $75 or even $100/semester in exchange for the best available student seats, I’d pay. After all, I’m already paying $30 for football and $59 for basketball.

    (2) Get local businesses involved in giving discounts to students who go to games. On campus, we have the UH Bookstore, Starbucks/Jamba Juice, Taco Bell/Pizza Hut, Subway, Yummy’s, India Café, Chow Mein Express. And in the UH area alone, there is Yogurtland, Burger King, Star Market, Curry House, FedEx/Kinko’s, 7-11, all those Puck’s Alley businesses, the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, Jiffy Lube. McCully Shopping Center and Ala Moana Shopping Center are short drives/bus rides away, and Mānoa Marketplace is accessible through the shuttle. With the popularity of UH athletics right now, giving UH students discounts is a great way to not only support athletics, but they also get great publicity and traffic during a rough economic period.

    A quick Google search showed me that Florida State and Hampton have student booster systems. Attend so many sporting functions, and you get benefits like discounts, preferred seating, and participation at athletic functions like banquets, facility tours and meet-and-greets with coaches. Imagine taking this and building it into something that is the envy of other schools. UH can pioneer a community-based network in order to benefit its student patrons.

  159. Pride. July 28, 2008 9:17 pm

    Mei Ling said:
    Pride. ~ That pic of Hercules is after he came up from center & started blocking. Don’t know what he’s supposed to be doing, but it’s an action pic of him. I have some pics of Herc playing center & standing on the side waiting for his squads turn.

    Mei Ling,

    I’m sure all of our guys are doing very well. Thanks so much for the pictures.

  160. Stretch July 28, 2008 9:18 pm

    How many students attend the basketball, volleyball, and baseball games when they are on campus?? There are some but not much

  161. Jason July 28, 2008 9:20 pm

    I used to agree with those who advocated an on-campus stadium, even though the traffic would be a nightmare. But then I realized — the Stan Sheriff Center is on campus. Les Murakami Stadium is on campus. Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium is on campus. Yeah, those venues don’t host football, but they aren’t exactly full of students either.

    And in 2005, when the team went 5-7, the student sections were maybe 30-45% full. Even in the beginning of 2006, it wasn’t that packed. Only as the Purdue and Oregon State games came, and the team went undefeated in 2007 did I see the sections really fill up.

    Unless the teams win, students won’t necessarily come. So not only do we need to support winning teams, but we also need to give them additional reasons to go to the games. Real things that they really want, cause they can easily have fun at other ventures like clubs, the beach, stuff like that.

  162. Stretch July 28, 2008 9:22 pm

    Pride. – i seen your earlier comment about his positioning in Herc’s picture and that was my first thought, that doesn’t look good at all. It reminded me of the UH tackles against the Georgia DE’s as they ran right around the corner.

  163. Garret July 28, 2008 9:23 pm

    Looks like a rule change could allow *both* USC and UCLA to wear their home jerseys when they play each other next year.

    The return of UCLA and USC each wearing home jerseys during their annual football game could happen for the 2009 meeting, if legislation introduced by the Pacific-10 Conference is passed early next year.

    Two other times a Pac-10 recommendation was struck down to change the NCAA rule, which states one team must wear white jerseys to avoid confusion on the part of the officials.

    However, this time the 13-member American Football Coaches Association rules committee has one of the Pac-10’s own – Oregon coach Mike Bellotti – to help push the change through.

    “We think we have a really good chance of it happening this time,” said a UCLA official who asked not to be identified.

  164. al July 28, 2008 9:25 pm

    students at games……

    first, football has not had a history of success and tradition. nothing consistent or long running. up to now. a few more years of this and the tradition shall slowly be implanted.

    second, UH is a commuter campus. with so few dorms on campus the students come to class and split. thus, no sense of belonging, no true college town, usa feeling. there is also a lack of student activity that bonds the students with the unversity and this is predicated by the lack of dorms on campus. its a catch-22 situation no doubt.

    third, as mentioned on campus stadium. but, does it really matter. see first and second.

    fourth, a great number of foreign students who don’t even know what a football looks like.

    we can go on. but, the success of the university sports shall always be the community.

  165. Garret July 28, 2008 9:26 pm

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

    The TSA is testing shoe scanning technology at LAX–this would allow travelers to keep their shoes on at the airport.

  166. Garret July 28, 2008 9:27 pm

    Interesting article about how the Afghanistan government protects the opium trade–Afghanistan supplies 90% of the world’s heroin and nobody (including the US) is really trying to stop it.

  167. Garret July 28, 2008 9:27 pm

    Stanford researchers are upset with how the Federal Government wants to trademark SLAC or change the name. I love their suggested FUNDMe acronym!

  168. Garret July 28, 2008 9:28 pm

    Ad buyers want newspapers to reinvent their business model. Mediaweek predicts that as soon as 2012 newspapers could be web only:

  169. Garret July 28, 2008 9:28 pm

    Blackwater is planning to airdrop packs of Xbox 360s, TVs, modems, and the Guitar Hero game to drop to troops in Afghanistan.

  170. Garret July 28, 2008 9:29 pm

    Free play links pau.

  171. gigi-hawaii © July 28, 2008 9:29 pm

    Although we had to remove our shoes at HNL airport, we did not at the Tokyo airport. One would think the security rules would be universal.

  172. Stretch July 28, 2008 9:30 pm

    I went to UH from 92-97 (yeah 5 years to finish) and he football teams went a combined 24-34-1. Not an earth shattering record but if I recall correctly (and maybe midori7 can confirm or not) the student section was pretty full for those years.

  173. SteveM July 28, 2008 9:34 pm

    Join in the first Northern California (No-Cal) organized Cattle Call…

    August 9 (Saturday)
    11 am until ??? (this is a buffet after all)

    Fresh Choice
    1202 El Camino Real
    San Bruno, CA 94066 (near SFO airport)

    Attendees confirmed so far:
    Addahknowjoe & Addahknowsports
    Garret, Lori, Faith, and Mika

    RSVP on the blog or email Garret

  174. Garret July 28, 2008 9:35 pm

    Is the Big East planning on adding Army and Navy? The NY Post says that they are looking at adding Army and Navy in a limited arrangement (each would play 4 conference games, so together they would basically add one school to the conference).

    The Post has learned that the Big East has explored deals with Army and Navy in football. The concept is for each of the service academies to play four Big East opponents each season on a rotating basis.

    For example, in a given year, Army would play Connecticut, Cincinnati, Louisville and Pittsburgh. Navy would face Rutgers, South Florida, Syracuse and West Virginia.

    A lot of schools are scrambling for opponents for two reasons. After a couple of years of testing the waters, regular season schedules are up to 12 games. And the improvement of FCS schools (anyone remember Appalachian State winning a game at the school in Ann Arbor?) has upped the ante.

    A ninth member, even limited partners such as Army and Navy (both have a significant TV following) would give league members eight league games. That would allow the flexibility of four non-conference games so teams could pursue non-conference rivals such as Pittsburgh and Penn State.

    Army and Navy (both play Rutgers this season) initially rejected the idea of a Big East association but because both are independents, that could change. Notre Dame, of course, would be the Golden Goose for the Big East, but the Irish aren’t going to walk away from their golden television deal with NBC

  175. Pride. July 28, 2008 9:35 pm

    # Garret:
    July 28th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    After closely monitoring the line play for the past four practice I’ve discovered C Samson Satele can’t handle NT Jason Ferguson one-on-one. Ferguson puts him on skates in passing downs, and one-on-one drills. I’m struggling to figure out if this is a good thing or a bad thing for the Dolphins. You tell me? However, a good nose tackle SHOULD demand help from a guard.

    By contrast, Satele handles Paul Soliai with ease. (It’s not looking too good for his fellow Samoan)

    Ferguson is one of them wily veterans. Gotta watch out for those guys. Ferguson has 105 NFL starts compared to Satele’s 16. Ferguson also has 12 years of weight training on Satele. Coaches don’t sound alarmed by Satele’s inability for Samson to contain Ferguson. They understand that it’s just a veteran schooling a second year youngster. Satele will be just fine. Just gotta remember leverage, balance, balance, leverage, leverage, balance, lbalance, leverage, leverage balance balance leverage. Oh and i forgot…footwork, footwork, footwork, footwork., footwork.

  176. BG July 28, 2008 9:36 pm

    I find it interesting that the University of Cincinnati (someone posted earlier), with twice as many people in their area only sells half as many season tickets as the UH. Hmmmm

  177. Garret July 28, 2008 9:38 pm


    I agree…Samson will learn a LOT from going against Ferguson. It will make him better, and prepare him well for the season.

    One key thing to note is that Samson’s coaches haven’t even hinted at any worry about Samson. He’s solid at their starting C spot even with all the trouble he’s having with Ferguson.

    The Miami papers are very good at giving the lineups and depth charts for each practice. Samson has worked EVERY practice with the first team OL, the only position that has been rotating is one of the guard spots.

  178. Garret July 28, 2008 9:39 pm

    ESPN says that the Big East is NOT going to add Army and Navy.

    A Big East official told me Monday the league has no plans to add Army or Navy as members.

    The New York Post reported Monday the Big East explored the possibility of adding the Black Knights and Midshipmen as pseudo-members, in which the service academies would play four current league schools in rotating seasons. Army and Navy both play college football as independents.

    The Big East official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the league “had discussions with Army and Navy several months ago, but there are currently no plans to move forward.”

  179. Garret July 28, 2008 9:41 pm

    Rutgers’ head coach talked about how they scheduled Fresno State and praised their team.

    During a Nike junket for coaches, Schiano learned that Fresno State was looking for an opponent this coming season because Kansas State pulled out of a game. The Scarlet Knights were still searching for an opponent and it couldn’t be a Division I-AA school. During the golf tournament, Schiano and Fresno State’s Pat Hill agreed to play a Sept. 1 game at Rutgers Stadium.

    Schiano called this year’s Fresno State team “its best team in 15 years.”

  180. Garret July 28, 2008 9:45 pm


    I noticed Hercules’ form right away when I looked at the photos…but figured that I shouldn’t comment because it was just one isolated play and most rookies struggle early in camp anyway…

  181. Pride. July 28, 2008 9:48 pm

    # Garret:
    July 28th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Interesting article about how the Afghanistan government protects the opium trade–Afghanistan supplies 90% of the world’s heroin and nobody (including the US) is really trying to stop it.

    It’s funny that you should say that Garret. When I asked a friend of mine in 2005 who spends a lot of time in the Middle East, “Why are we in Afghanistan, and Kuwait?”. Assuming that he would say because of oil, I was surprised when he said that we are there to maintain the flow of Opium.

    That’s when I told him that he had too much of it in his head. Perhaps I was wrong?

  182. al July 28, 2008 9:53 pm

    one thing i won’t buy is the cost of the tickets as being too high for them to attend.

    these same kids spend big bucks at the clubs nightly. i know it is not about the money.

    i am rather inclined to agree with stretch that part of the reason is the beer. but, then again, how many kids today have fake id’s that they are using at the clubs.

    no, until tradition sets in the same situation will prevail. the fair weather fans will always be there when its blue skies. the grumblers and critics will always be there, too, whether we win or lose.

    for me, i would like to see the young kids getting in to watch the team. once they do they could become lifetime UH fans. i know i did back in the day. okay, waaaay back in the day.

    …nuff said

  183. Garret July 28, 2008 9:54 pm


    I don’t know why we would want to keep the flow of opium going… but I think we cannot eliminate the opium crops without destroying the government in Afghanistan. And that is a shame because that is how the Taliban is financing their efforts and how a lot of other groups that are not friendly to the US are getting their money.

    The people in Afghanistan need some other way to make money than the opium trade. If they had oil then things might be quite different.

    I think Kuwait is different because they are a small country with a LOT of oil…plus, they aren’t shooting at our troops.

  184. Pride. July 28, 2008 9:55 pm

    # Garret:
    July 28th, 2008 at 9:38 pm


    I agree…Samson will learn a LOT from going against Ferguson. It will make him better, and prepare him well for the season.

    One key thing to note is that Samson’s coaches haven’t even hinted at any worry about Samson. He’s solid at their starting C spot even with all the trouble he’s having with Ferguson.

    The Miami papers are very good at giving the lineups and depth charts for each practice. Samson has worked EVERY practice with the first team OL, the only position that has been rotating is one of the guard spots.

    You’re right Garret, Samson seems to be set at Center. I’m very glad for him. Sounds like his partner Soliai needs to step it up a bit though. I wish him luck.

  185. gigi-hawaii © July 28, 2008 9:56 pm


    Well, guess what, the dead street light opposite my house is being fixed at 9:50 pm.

    I’d called the Mayor’s office to complain about it last week. I like how I get results!

    But why didn’t they fix it during the day? The truck is making a racket so late at night.

  186. J July 28, 2008 9:57 pm

    # Dennis Halloran:
    July 28th, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Pullman has the most convenient on campus stadium in the west IMHO and it is the only game in town
    Hawaii needs to study UCLA whose students have quite a trek to attend home games. Also Colorado State students have to go a bit.
    San Diego State also has no success in getting students, Do they Bus are car pool?

    SDSU students have another option to get to Jack Murphy Field: Rail. The San Diego Trolley added a line and an underground station at the campus in 2005. Approximately 8 minutes one way, $4 round trip fare.

  187. gigi-hawaii © July 28, 2008 9:57 pm

    Anyway, d-1, you should have no trouble finding my house next time.

  188. Stretch July 28, 2008 10:00 pm

    gigi-hawaii ©:
    July 28th, 2008 at 9:56 pm
    But why didn’t they fix it during the day? The truck is making a racket so late at night.

    gigi – I think you answered your own question.

    “I’d called the Mayor’s office to complain about it last week. I like how I get results!”

    The City crew thoughts, “This lady wants to complain and be a big B**** about it, we’ll fix it for her”

  189. Garret July 28, 2008 10:00 pm


    Thank you for posting the notice about the Bay Area Cattle Call. I kept putting off looking through the old blogs to get the info so I could post it again.

    If anyone wants to RSVP or set up something in the South Bay, my e-mail address is gokamoto at gmail dot com. I don’t have 808chef’s contact info or I would have e-mailed him last week about this.

  190. al July 28, 2008 10:01 pm

    opium…..i heard once that the govt knowingly allows these drugs in to the country out of fear that we would have too many drug addicts going nuts if the supply was cut off.

  191. las vegas July 28, 2008 10:02 pm

    Herc’s block is called a “lookout!” block.
    Too many of those and you’re an ex pro.
    Hope they give him enough time to develop.

    One of my specialties in high school.
    The reason I played on the D.

  192. Garret July 28, 2008 10:05 pm

    Anyway, time for me to go to sleep. Today should be a fun day–the first time that my kids will ever have a babysitter (not counting the grandparents watching them in Hawaii or Vegas) in our home. Lori is currently using me as a pillow and I should get her to bed.

    Happy 7th Anniversary Lori!

    If I’m not online tomorrow like I normally am, there is a good reason for that…

  193. las vegas July 28, 2008 10:06 pm

    Al san,
    theories abound on that subject.
    I read one that said drugs are allowed in the US to control the black ghettos

  194. stacyj July 28, 2008 10:08 pm

    Hi everyone! I’m pulling an Esme but just wanted to say hi. Been lurking but also been pretty busy.

  195. al July 28, 2008 10:08 pm

    another anniversary….so soon.

    happy anniversary lori and garret!
    7th anniversary huh?
    whoooeee. you young folks. i tell you.

  196. gigi-hawaii © July 28, 2008 10:09 pm

    well, Al, how do you explain the drug busts in Hawaii? Just had one a few days ago!

  197. las vegas July 28, 2008 10:09 pm

    Happy 7th Anniversary Garret & Lori !

  198. al July 28, 2008 10:09 pm

    i read about that too. in fact, i read the govt supplied some areas when things got too hot in there.

  199. gigi-hawaii © July 28, 2008 10:10 pm


    Wait til you have been married 28 years like I have.

  200. las vegas July 28, 2008 10:12 pm

    according to the conspiracy guys, local cops are not in on the plan, just certain feds

  201. al July 28, 2008 10:12 pm

    gg….they still have to keep control and justify their positions.

    worst is, why don’t we tap the oil that is in alaska? why don’t we tap the offshore sites that are known to have oil?

    who’s profitting from this gigi?

  202. gigi-hawaii © July 28, 2008 10:14 pm

    my brother was a drug addict. He used to get his drugs on a street in Kalihi.

    So sad, he died of Hepatitis C a few years ago.

  203. momotaro July 28, 2008 10:14 pm

    I find it interesting that the University of Cincinnati (someone posted earlier), with twice as many people in their area only sells half as many season tickets as the UH. Hmmmm

    Ohio State might have something to do with that.

  204. al July 28, 2008 10:14 pm

    gg…..28 yrs? i am 5 up on you in anniversaries yet nearly 5 down in years.

  205. las vegas July 28, 2008 10:14 pm

    I never get the good stuff, only free drugs I ever got was a sample bottle of Tylenol P.M.
    At least I slept good that night.

  206. gigi-hawaii © July 28, 2008 10:16 pm

    Al, I think we are already tapping oil in the Gulf of Mexico. I own stock in a company that has rigs there.

  207. Pride. July 28, 2008 10:16 pm

    # las vegas:
    July 28th, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    Herc’s block is called a “lookout!” block.
    Too many of those and you’re an ex pro.
    Hope they give him enough time to develop.

    One of my specialties in high school.
    The reason I played on the D.

    Everyone who ever played knows that block, Las Vegas. You just don’t want to become too proficient at it.

  208. las vegas July 28, 2008 10:18 pm

    28 years?
    33 years?

    That’s…..like 7 thousand in dog years

  209. Pride. July 28, 2008 10:22 pm

    Thanks Vegas. I always wanted to be a mature 12,000 dog years old.

  210. las vegas July 28, 2008 10:23 pm

    when I played in that extinct touch tackle league, the lookout block was a specialty of our entire team.
    the QB was not too happy, as you may surmise.

  211. Pride. July 28, 2008 10:24 pm

    In that type of league, everybody wants to be a receiver.

  212. las vegas July 28, 2008 10:26 pm

    My! you age well!
    Don’t look a day over 9,000 years.
    Great genes!

  213. las vegas July 28, 2008 10:29 pm

    feet of lead, hands of stone, head of rock=Lineman in that league

  214. gigi-hawaii © July 28, 2008 10:29 pm

    Vegas, how long have you been married? Too bad counseling couldn’t preserve your previous marriages.

  215. Pride. July 28, 2008 10:29 pm

    Thanks LV. By the way, I never did like those football leagues that you were talking about. Too many guys who were blind in their left eye and couldn’t see the “touch” part of “touch, tackle football”.

  216. las vegas July 28, 2008 10:42 pm

    counseling cannot save a marriage devoured by Koreamoku and it’s denizens.
    I stood no chance against Thuy, Eun Kim, Thuy again, Sachiko and Bruce.

  217. las vegas July 28, 2008 10:48 pm

    I enjoyed the league, practise with the guys twice a week, go to war with them on Sundays.
    The camaraderie and getting a new jersey every year was fun.
    The shots to the head and back, I could do without.

  218. gigi-hawaii © July 28, 2008 10:49 pm

    LV, well, good thing you’re far from Koreamoku now. But what about the lure of the Strip in Vegas?

  219. las vegas July 28, 2008 10:54 pm

    LV strip holds no allure for me, I avoid it like the plague.
    Only time I go is when someone visits or if I score free tickets to a show.
    Even then, I don’t hang around long.

  220. las vegas July 28, 2008 11:01 pm

    I don’t go out too much anymore, and it’s not a process of maturation, but rather an onset of laziness combined with getting old and fat.

    I would rather spend my evenings with Mrs LV, the dogs or TV/Computer.

  221. gigi-hawaii © July 28, 2008 11:02 pm

    I visited Vegas once and don’t plan to visit again. While there, we toured Green Valley. I think that’s what it is called. Do you live there?

    Also saw Hoover Dam.

  222. Jason July 28, 2008 11:04 pm

    Happy anniversary, Garret and Lori!

  223. Kekoa July 28, 2008 11:04 pm

    BHF2 ~ Need to get some important information your way. Check your phone messages for my number.

  224. gigi-hawaii © July 28, 2008 11:14 pm

    Jason, have a safe trip to the mainland! Are you leaving tomorrow?

  225. las vegas July 28, 2008 11:15 pm

    I live a few minutes from GV.
    LV is not just casinos, there are several big parks nearby such as Grand Canyon, Death Valley, Valley of Fire, Zion and Red Rock.

  226. las vegas July 28, 2008 11:18 pm

    almost 0230 here

  227. JaM July 28, 2008 11:19 pm

    Happy 7th Anniversary Garret and Lori!!

  228. gigi-hawaii © July 28, 2008 11:20 pm

    Would love to see Grand Canyon and Death Valley. The other places you mentioned I have never heard of.

    Well, gotta babysit again tomorrow, so I’ll say g’nite, folks.

    Hope I don’t burn baby’s mouth with food heated too long in the microwave again. Poor t’ing. She shrieked at lunch time and would have nothing more to do with peas and turkey.

  229. Kekoa July 28, 2008 11:29 pm

    Gigi ~ switch to kool pops.

  230. Kekoa July 28, 2008 11:34 pm

    G’nite all, busy day ahead for me and my roomie. Get to sit and listen to a boring lecture all day. We warned them that we both snore loud, but that didn’t seem to matter….Kekoa has left the building…

  231. Jason July 29, 2008 12:00 am

    gigi: Oh my, you have to be careful. Don’t you remember long, long, long ago when you were a mother? Oh wait, they didn’t have electronics back then. 😉

    And yes, I do leave tomorrow, in a little less than 21 hours. But the dorm I’m staying at has free Wi-Fi, so I’ll still be able to visit the blog. 😀

  232. Koauka July 29, 2008 12:04 am


    Whatever the case may be, Mr. Donovan needs to assign the athletic marketing department to initiate a big time market study of UH-Manoa students. The College of Business could be a huge partner in providing
    student help to understand what the typical UH-Manoa student wants and desires are. I would think the study will be very cruical in determinig how the athletic dept. would target potential customers and DONORS.

    Increasing revenue now and in future years would be the most crucial bit of information for survival.

  233. Koauka July 29, 2008 12:08 am


    Have a good trip. Most of all “REPRESENT!”

    And be good ( yea right?)

  234. sjmacro July 29, 2008 12:33 am

    Went to Monday practice, only a few receivers, Shane Austin for qb. No defense for 7 on 7s. This is first chance to show JUGS in action. Thanks again bhf2.—sjmacro


  235. al July 29, 2008 12:52 am

    i thought you supposed to test the temperature by placing the stuff on your cheek.

    bad grandma.

  236. al July 29, 2008 12:58 am

    lights out now.

    btw, you ha tekkies. why is it that i cannot get past the survey when i am on my laptop these days. just recently have been having that problem.

    have a good one jase.

  237. Hawaiianbod July 29, 2008 1:21 am


  238. Hawaiianbod July 29, 2008 1:23 am

    Have a Safe Trip Jason.

  239. Hawaiianbod July 29, 2008 1:36 am

    Grandma Gigi – Before feeding your granddaughter you NEED to test the temperature first!!

    AUWE!!! Poor baby.

  240. J July 29, 2008 2:45 am

    With microwaved food, you have to stir it as it doesn’t always heat evenly and sometimes you hit a hot spot.

  241. addahknowjoe July 29, 2008 3:22 am

    Alrighty den, gnite everyone.

    But, a big, “Top of the Mornin'” to all of our mainland Tsai-kos trickling on board this morning.

  242. bighilofan2 July 29, 2008 4:20 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere!

    32 days and counting!

    gotta wait fo kekoa to wake up so i can call him,
    or should i jus call him now, wake his a$$… 😀
    nah nah, j/k.

    dis is my email to you. howzit howzit.

    thanks for da link. see wat we can do? 😀

  243. bighilofan2 July 29, 2008 4:48 am


    howzit an hi 2 myki1 2.

    inspires me to see da braddas usin JUGS1,
    ho – wait till da fonz challenge da buggaz fo move in closah, praktis wit a bullet frum 6 yahdz. 😀 make em cum like davone, hang on all kines. 😀

    again, tanks fo da video at #234.

  244. bighilofan2 July 29, 2008 5:01 am

    anybody wit connekshuns 2 Tix ofc, any ideaz how many peeps UH sold fo go Fla game? 200? 4000?

    Mr. Donovan,
    bestest friend, gud buddy in da whole wide world 😀
    yu can get me on da field wit Vili, make pushups? 😆

    i kona hook up wit yoa falsies, grab my banana. 😀

  245. NYUH July 29, 2008 5:33 am


    I agree that the location of Aloha Stadium is a major factor towards student apathy. It was a mistake to build the baseball stadium when they could have built an all-in-one stadium in the quarry.

  246. koakane (iphone) July 29, 2008 5:58 am

    eh howzit my hilo bruddah? how you stay? no worry beef curry about da bannah and any time you need um I still get um. If comming this weekend foa da races call me.

    kden latta alagata (oops) e kaka mai bwhawaaaaaaa

  247. MeiLing July 29, 2008 5:59 am


    Pride. ~ You were playing at UH the same time as JD, right? Do you remember my sister Sharon (short Pake girl) working in the UH Athletics office as a student? JD remembers her.

  248. koakane (iphone) July 29, 2008 6:01 am

    sorry morning tsaiko nation

    esme out whoosh …………..

  249. myki July 29, 2008 6:22 am

    Good morning Stephen, Wena and the Tsai-ko nation!

    Have a great Tuesday,

    Happy Anniiversary to Lori and Garret!!

    See you soon bhf2!

  250. djmitcho July 29, 2008 6:23 am

    Good Morning Tsaikoland
    Hope everyone has a good day.
    will look in on blog later
    esme and out

  251. MeiLing July 29, 2008 6:32 am


    That Bay Area Cattle Call at Fresh Choice sounds like a Rabbit Call! I think Fresh Choice is like Sweet Tomatoes here & in LV.

    Safe travels, Jason. Did you see the additional pics I have up on Facebook?

  252. Stretch July 29, 2008 6:39 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    I wonder if there’s anything to do around lunch time today??

  253. MeiLing July 29, 2008 6:50 am


    I’m going to Sushi Fuji for lunch today!

  254. Stretch July 29, 2008 6:57 am

    sushi for lunch, that sounds like a good idea. funny that I was honestly thinking about that when driving to work today.

  255. Stretch July 29, 2008 7:10 am

    New Post up

  256. Ronnie July 29, 2008 7:11 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Family!

    New post up:
    “Kealoha Pilares will be our chat guest today at about 11:30 a.m”

    Yee Haw!!!!

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