The day after

• It was nice to see Leon Wright-Jackson finally have a breakout game. He has remained upbeat the past couple of years even though injuries and inconsistency made it difficult to come close to meeting the hype he attracted when he first signed.

• Through most of the season, blog readers have been saying that UH should run more against defenses showing three-man fronts or playing man-to-man coverages. And while UH would have success with the rush, defenses knew they could still remain in a prevent defense because, inevitably, the Warriors would throw. And throw some more. Now that UH shows it can commit to a running attack, defenses have to respect that. There really isn’t any reason UH can’t have a balanced attack.

• Give credit to Richard Torres for working hard to recuperate from a pulled left hamstring. And also to R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane, who played in spite of a broken left hand.

* * * * *

Happy birthday to Masa Boy.


  1. Committed Road Warrior November 8, 2009 10:34 am


  2. Kapahulu November 8, 2009 10:37 am


  3. lil's November 8, 2009 10:42 am


  4. Kapahulu November 8, 2009 10:42 am

    Congratulations to the Warriors. Should have a lot of smiling faces around town once again. Too bad there wasn’t more fans in the stands at the Stadium for the Homecoming game. Now they realized that they missed out and are probably now watching the replay on TV. Hope we get more fans in the stands this week to support the team.

  5. Committed Road Warrior November 8, 2009 10:47 am

    New Mexico State looks like they’ve been pushed around a lot this season as well. Looks like they can’t pass the ball for beans, so I suppose they’ll be focusing on their rushing attack, which is just as anemic as ours was heading into last night’s game.

    Surely wouldn’t overlook them (or anyone else), but a UH production similar to last night’s one should result in a convincing win.

  6. letsgowarriors November 8, 2009 11:01 am

    red zone offense was really efficient last night.

  7. lava November 8, 2009 11:06 am

    Victory is sweet!

  8. lava November 8, 2009 11:07 am

    I give credit to everybody.

  9. lava November 8, 2009 11:09 am

    I thought I saw Nasty Nate on the sidelines. Is he doing something for da team?

  10. lava November 8, 2009 11:12 am

    If you are watching the reply, check out at 1:50 left in the game when pops says there is 150 seconds left in the game. I had to pause for a second to ponder if he knew something I didn’t know. lol He does, but not in the math arena.

  11. letsgowarriors November 8, 2009 11:13 am

    ilaoa is a student assistant. so is aaron bain.

  12. postmanke November 8, 2009 11:15 am

    Gordy Shaw – Attaboy! Punch and Drive Block your men all the way to the Hawaii Bowl!

  13. tommui November 8, 2009 11:30 am

    Gee lucky 13!

    As the stadium is not handicap-friendly, I rely on PPV.

    Needless to add 1255 or 255 were totally black last night.

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  15. LizKauai (iPhone) November 8, 2009 11:32 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!
    Sweet Warrior Dreams Came True!!

    Flying my flags home. 😎

  16. Jack Flash November 8, 2009 11:39 am

    Way to go Warriors!!!

  17. Believer November 8, 2009 11:40 am

    All downhill now. Shoots.

  18. Derek November 8, 2009 11:43 am

    Seems like the offense is coming around. The concern is the defense. Too many gaping holes in the interior line and covering the perimeter. Tackling is still a problem. And the special teams. Again, the punting was atrocious. I really think they should give some serious look at Lessary. Field Goal kicking was not good. And one kickoff was real bad going low and fast returning Utah St. in good field position. The two interceptions by Moniz were bad because he threw it right to the defender and I didn’t know he was throwing to. The good. No fumbles.
    Great. The running game. Nice. Got some interceptions and sacks. The best. They won. Hey…the white pants looked good. Even my wife said she liked them. Suggestion: some tapa design down the side of the pants. Next time. Big time. Salas. Improvement: Moniz to pick up about 20 pounds of muscle. If he does, he’ll be the second coming of Jeremiah Masoli of Oregon with his mobility. I just hope that he makes his reads quicker if he thinks he’s going to run with the ball, especially for the first down. That would be a real weapon. Analysis: UH can win and be in ball games w/ anybody as long the offense is efficient and scores at least 35-40 points a game. That’s the key because we can’t trust the defense to hold down other teams to under 30 points very often.
    Focus for recruiting: defensive linemen and linebackers to stop the run. Offensive linemen. We should also look for another punter and place kicker. Mercado from Kahuku who’s from Florida has the leg and the lift
    on his kicks.

  19. royvic November 8, 2009 11:47 am

    Adding to ST last paragraph in today’s post, attributing praise to players playing hurt, I would bet Coach Mack would add the name of Spencer Smith to that list.

    In his post game interview after the Utah State game Coach Mack had said that Smith was in the hospital Friday night. And the coach described in the interview of how persistent Smith was in getting the ER doctor from first releasing him from the hospital and then the team doctor giving the final okay to play in the game.

    The coach goes on to say, with a hint of emotion, that his players are doing everything they can to play even though they’re playing hurt.

    As far as to why Smith was in the hospital the coach didn’t elaborate.

  20. letsgowarriors November 8, 2009 11:55 am

    lessary is at fresno city college.

    there is no way moniz puts on 20lbs of muscle in the offseason on his 6′ frame. almost physically impossible. id rather have him studying film, working on his throwing technique and footwork and having unsuperivised workouts with his receivers. 5 to 7 more lbs of muscle would be great as long as he keeps his flexibility and quickness.

  21. SteveM November 8, 2009 12:04 pm

    Good morning everyone!


  22. westsidesview November 8, 2009 12:08 pm

    Agree w lgw, just look at Moniz, a former multi-talented athlete (soccer), he is not a prospect for mass weight gain. Are you kidding?
    Look, Moniz needs to work hard in the weight room and strengthen his frame and add some muscle mass–that’s OK.
    Bryant needs to keep his quickness and ability to scoot on a dime.
    Moniz is not a Tebow.
    Build on what he is and what fits his frame and physical profile.

  23. dittohead November 8, 2009 12:14 pm

    “red zone offense was really efficient last night”.

    That’s bc they utilized the same stuff that took them into the redzone.
    Glad to see the wildcat formation MOTHBALLED.

  24. wafan November 8, 2009 12:14 pm

    Happy birthday to /masa-Boy!

    What birthday present!!!

  25. Kekoa November 8, 2009 12:29 pm

    Good Sunday afternoon Villagers!

    Happy Birthday Greetings to Masa Boy! Wish I was there helping to celebrate your birthday.

    Next time we are in town – (Could you get management to back down and allow Aloha Attire inside dat fancy schmancy restaurant of yours?)- It’s hard to enjoy Surf & Turf Steak ‘n Lobster when you are all trussed up like a Thanksgiving Turkey!

  26. westsidesview. November 8, 2009 12:38 pm

    Coaches poll is out and Boise State is @ #6.
    Harris and geeks will come out later.

    Just look at the top 14–that’s where the BCS conspires to keep da donks out. As soon as one bcs team moves out, another undeserving moves in under the cloak of SOS.

    USC, case in point, USC is overrated.
    How do they get in front of Oregon by 6 places?
    Oregon can still take their conference with one loss….but USC has two conference loses tacked on them including the Ducks. Even if Oregon loses another conference game, they remain ahead of USC, based on head-to-head meeting.
    This is BCS conspiring to give the PAC 10 two teams.

    Better yet, how does Ohio State get ahead of the Trojans by 2?
    Penn State is out of conference contention, and lost to both Iowa and the Buckeyes. Ill bet you if Ohio State beats Iowa next week, JoePa’s team will be ranked inside or at #14 at season’s end. Move over Iowa….move over Boise State.

    What about Miami?
    They beat GaT, wont win their Division, wont be involved in their conference playoffs but is sitting close to #14 and in position to steal an at-large berth from Boise State.

    If Pitt beats Cinn, we may see the Panthers and Cinn in BCS Bowls…..c’mon.

    The system is long overdue for change.
    Scrap the humans and geeks.
    We need a playoff sytem…..otherwise, the bcs mindset bias will continue to monopolize college football.

  27. Hoohiki November 8, 2009 12:42 pm

    Wished Pilares got more action, but he did his part in the win. He should’ve remained as slotback. So he could touch the ball more.

    The O line was the key last night. Kia shouldn’t have gotten that penalty. Normally its the guy that retaliates.

    I notice Tormey did a lot more talking on the sidelines than Mac.

    It’s been awhile since I didn’t cringe when our QB ran. Moniz looks like he’s getting the hang of it and looking more like a leader. He reminds me of C and K in the 70’s.

  28. Kekoa November 8, 2009 12:48 pm

    Before I forget, BIG Mahalo to the Rainbow Cliff. I received your package, and still wondering what I’ve done to inspire you to send me such a terrific gift!

    I truly appreciate it, and am sorry to report that I was unable to where itat the t-gate festivities yesterday due to a family medical set back. Besides, I wanted to get a UH logo sewn on the front and back of the shirt you sent.

    When it is completed, I will send you a picture of it. I promise you that it will be on me at the next t-gate party.

    I can’t tell you how much I wished I was at the concert with you and Rhonda!…jams…game…music…game…dancing…game…how could you function behind all dat Jazz!

    Yes RC, you should savor this victory! It’s one for the record books for several of our hard working players. Congratulations to the whole team for their supreme effort!

  29. bstunna2002 November 8, 2009 12:55 pm

    post #18:geez somempeople are never happy! Great game last night good to see we got the monkey off our backs,boys came out and played with attitude last night gotta keep it up this week.

  30. LizKauai (iPhone) November 8, 2009 1:01 pm

    Help. My son did not record the game for me this morning. 🙁
    Does anyone have a copy I can borrow?


  31. lava November 8, 2009 1:24 pm

    Liz, if it makes you feel any betta the Warriors win on tape too.

  32. whitey November 8, 2009 1:33 pm

    Congratulations to the Warriors!!! Nice win and keep it going!!!!

  33. mctruck November 8, 2009 1:50 pm

    Is the triple option and the run and shoot, more similar or completely different from one another??

    I like the results from last nights game….I hope it wasn’t a fluke and continues to become a mainstay for UH.

  34. koakane™ November 8, 2009 1:54 pm

    moved over from previous post

    November 8th, 2009 at 8:00 am

    great morning tsaiko country and warrior fans. what is there not to like this sunny and glorious day in the 808.

    first of all congrats to all the UH teams on their victories and announcements. fball team just outstanding, sball team dominating and the cheer-leading squad for being named best in the west. about time the university students and athletes get a bunch of good stuff to celebrate. again beeg congrats to you’all.

    I took time to cruse the walkways and the student section at half time. man it was rocking. so many smiley face and good cheer going around. yep this was a truly good homecoming for the students. love to see it. whole second half sat in the band section with chawan, lefty and their gang mahalo to them.

  35. mctruck November 8, 2009 1:56 pm

    For future referrence, I’d like to see a TE worked into the mix as well.

    I like seeing Bess being utilized more by Miami; the more playing time and experience is helping him make some real good plays.

  36. mctruck November 8, 2009 1:58 pm

    Lava, ur #31……ha,ha, i gotta real good laugh outta that one.

  37. Slugger November 8, 2009 2:09 pm

    Happy Sunday!


    Loved the way the team played the game last night, the effort, playing though hurt. Mahalo for the great win. Love seeing the guys run in the midst of the run-and-shoot.


    Saw Spencer Smith last night with his left hand holding the front of his right upper chest as he headed behind the benches. Don’t know if that’s indicative of a problem in that area.

    Good to see Diana, Pops & Kekoa this morning, all in good health.

  38. Slugger November 8, 2009 2:13 pm


    My timing on the DVR missed the last minute of the game. ‘Auwe! I might have to get a copy from someone, too. Although, the best parts of the game are on the DVD…

    Wahine vollyeball tonight! Senior Night! Go, SLAmber Kaufman!

  39. madeinhawaii November 8, 2009 2:14 pm

    Was watching the replay today. Everytime I left my seat to do something, I’d return and the score would be different. LOL

    I only saw the first two touchdowns of the game and the last. Still, it was an uplifting game to watch.

  40. Committed Road Warrior November 8, 2009 2:54 pm

    Happy Birthday Masa Boy!

  41. Hitman 24 November 8, 2009 3:01 pm

    Greg Salas is number 2 in the country in receiving yards. He trails the leader from Bowling Green by just 12 yards. What makes Salas numbers outstanding is he’s had 3 different QBs throwing to him and has been very consistent with each game. The guy from BG had one game where he had 278 yards but only had 24 yards when they played Boise St.

  42. Mrs. A-House November 8, 2009 3:06 pm

    Good Morning Everybody!

    The Crown Prince of the A-House ohana, MasaBoy, is celebrating his birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Darren! He was a happy camper when we announced to him last night, early this morning that Warriors pulled out a resounding victory and ended the string of losses. YAHOOO!

    I think thousands of fans will agree with me that waking up this morning to a cup of coffee and reading the Advertiser sports section was a delightful change from the previous six weeks. Not that the Advertiser ever disappoints with ST’s and Ferd’s coverage…

    A-House and I had the privilege of getting close and personal with the players, coaches, pep team, Vili and the gang and the awesome alumni band combined with the UH band. Chawan_cut and Lefty provided nifty support in the trombone section. Looking good fellas, and sounding even better!

    Mahalo to Don Weir for his gracious hospitality in greeting us and guiding us through this special experience. We examined the new exercise bike, and folks, it’s pretty spiffy…looking every bit worth the $1500 it cost.

    Being up close and personal with these splendid athletes is difficult to describe. The first touchdown happened only a few yards from where we stood, and boy, was it electrifying to feel the enery/happiness/enthusiasm that the players displayed after the score. Did see Greg Alexander…can’t imagine how anguished he must feel wanting so badly to contribute but knowing he’s just beginning a long road to full recovery. Take care Greg…we’re praying for a complete recovery. When football is described as a violent sport…no kidding, man, the impact of bodies to bodies, helmet to helmet, bodies to the hard field surface is not pleasant. Can’t give enough kudos to these young student/athletes who choose to play this sport and represent with perseverance and pride!

    Met up with the Pilares Ohana after the game on the concourse exiting the stadium. Couldn’t resist screaming BANZAI!! before giving this wonderful family congratulatory hugs/kisses.

    Last but not least, I’ll make one more attempt to correct the placement of the American flag flying over Aloha Stadium. A-House’s previous four telephone calls to stadium management and even one to the protocol officer at the Governor’s office has not effected the absolutely necessary correction. The American flag MUST be flown to ITS OWN RIGHT. In other words, when looking at the three flags from the South endzone…the American flag is at the far left, the Hawaiian flag is in the MIDDLE, and the UH flag is on the right. Especially in the wake of the devastating loss of life at Ft. Hood, with the flags flying at half-staff in honor of these fallen men and women… I address this plea to any responsible person who cares enough to do the correct thing, to please correct this embarrassing and disrespectful display of the symbol of our country for which these brave men/women worked so hard to defend.

    Hope to see many at the SSC to bid aloha to Wahine vb seniors…laters

  43. Mrs. A-House November 8, 2009 3:08 pm

    Oops, took me half a day to finally complete my post. Started it this morning, but didn’t finish it until 3:10 pm…

    Good Morning should read Good Afternoon!!

  44. HiFlyer November 8, 2009 3:14 pm

    Happy Birthday to MasaBoy.

  45. chawan_cut November 8, 2009 3:21 pm

    tombo ahi is a funny guy…..

  46. Stephen Tsai November 8, 2009 3:30 pm

    Re: Spencer Smith.
    He was admitted Friday night because of a staph infection in his right arm.
    But he was cleared to play last night.
    Then it began to bother him.
    He was told to use the sling to keep the blood level even. Does that make sense? I didn’t know blood was like ink in a ballpoint pen. Anyway, that’s why his arm was in a sling.

  47. Stephen Tsai November 8, 2009 3:33 pm

    I’m not sure if Lessary is on the team this semester.

  48. Stephen Tsai November 8, 2009 3:37 pm

    Run-and-shoot and triple option are different offenses.
    Run-and-shoot is actually the four-wide offense (no tight ends). It’s a read-and-attack passing scheme that bases the plays off the defensive coverage.
    The triple option is primarily a running attack. The slots are deeper, and there’s a fullback. The quarterback has three options: hand off to the fullback on a dive or draw; pitch to the trailing slotback, or keep the ball.
    But in Paul Johnson’s version, there is the capable of passing a lot.

  49. Da Punchbowl Kid November 8, 2009 3:40 pm

    Hi Stephen. Wadda game,eh?!

    Happy Birthday to MasaBoy!

  50. chawan_cut November 8, 2009 3:47 pm

    nevada is moving at will against sjsu.
    sjsu is having issues on all phases.

  51. wafan November 8, 2009 4:25 pm

    Watched the HA post-game show. It might be a good idea for someone (Na Koa perhaps?) to provide lei for the interview to the players who do not, for whatever reason, receive one. Especially for those not from the islands.

    Something that will continue to be distinctly Hawai’ian.

  52. wafan November 8, 2009 4:27 pm

    Dang. 53 in six hours.

  53. wafan November 8, 2009 4:27 pm

    Ok, now it is 53. HA!

  54. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 8, 2009 4:36 pm

    Haouli Lahanau, MASA BOY!!! Congrats to the A-Houses who got to see the action up close and personal.
    Brings back memories of last year!

    Slugger- My son turned on the dvr when I called him after I landed… but did not watch.
    I just settled down to watch what I could…the recording cut off with about 5 minutes left in the 4th quarter…

  55. wafan November 8, 2009 4:53 pm


  56. BNS November 8, 2009 4:53 pm


  57. whitey November 8, 2009 5:34 pm

    Happy Birthday Masa Boy

  58. lava November 8, 2009 5:41 pm

    Based on the people I talked to today, there are still a lot of skeptics about this football team.

    Hey, if they lost a bunch in a row, why can’t they win a bunch in a row? We get some momentum going into Navy, and maybe the fans can make a difference. Navy lost to Temple, and Wisconsin isn’t Ohio State.

  59. Stephen Tsai November 8, 2009 6:16 pm

    Re: Lei
    It might look nice on the video, but the players really just want a shower and their box of KFC.
    The players — chosen by UH, not the media — go directly from the field to the interview room.

  60. Stephen Tsai November 8, 2009 6:18 pm

    Reason for the quick turnaround?
    It’s because the school gets sponsorship money from the companies on the banner behind the players.
    Also, Oceanic/K5 are trying to act like the postgame show is part of their pay-per-view service. It isn’t really a paid spot, but it tries to appear that way.

  61. westsidesview. November 8, 2009 6:34 pm

    Hawaii will be scapping the bottom of the proverbial NCAA D1A barrel in the next 2 weeks.
    NMSU #118 and SJSU #115 represent the most impotent Offensive teams in college football and while nothing has come easily for the Warriors this year it serves as an opportunity for team and staff to put it together for a final
    2-game homestand at Aloha.
    Indeed, wins against the Aggies and Sparts shouldnt cause widespread fan euphoria in the Sandwich isles but it will spark possibilities at the gate.

    Navy and Wisconsin are markedly teams in contrast.
    The Midshipmen #3 and Badgers #17 are brandname running teams. Although, they accomplish the bottomline with decidely different personnel, formation and stlye.

    Ken Niumatalolo needs no introduction to substance or style.
    He played under and was mentored at UH by Paul Johnson–the run spread guru at GaT.
    Niumatalolo coached the OL under Johnson and became an apprentice at blocking schemes, disguise and cut blocks.
    His OL is perhaps the best, pound for pound, in college football.
    Hawaii’s plan is simple.
    Score more than the fleet…..not even Manti Teo could stop the US Navy.

    Our Warriors need no introduction to Wisconsin’s smashball style either–remember the Great Dane that demolished Hawaii’s crepe paper D in ’96 and ran over JJ’s teams in 2000 and 2005.
    Picture a turnstile gate.
    That’s what our D will look like unless we learn to strip runners and fill the box to capacity.
    Again, dont count on a resurgent D…..unless you are a koolaid abuser and smoke from a pipe.
    Rather, count on a .44 magnum being shot out of the throwing arm of one Bryant Moniz…..

    Yep, it’s time to polish up the Guns of November and grease our O. In the final two weeks, that’s all that matter.

  62. lava November 8, 2009 6:54 pm

    westsidesview, a powerful offense helps, but did you notice how many guys made plays behind the line of scrimmage last night? Guys were shooting gaps and making plays. It was statistically a big change from prior weeks. A think that was a good win. The qb and turbin and the one receiver were all decent threats.

    Of course, we were sliding in the 2nd half, and the added points helped.

    I think if we can make plays on both sides of the ball we have a shot. But, there is still the issue of special teams, which haven’t been so special.

  63. Ralph November 8, 2009 6:59 pm

    Cal beat U Dub in wvb in 5 tonight.

  64. Ralph November 8, 2009 7:05 pm

    Cal beat U Dub last night. UCLA half game back of U Dub, with 9-3 and 10-3 records respectively. Stanford in 3rd, followed by Cal.

  65. truefan November 8, 2009 7:06 pm

    Way to go WARRIORS!!!

  66. SteveM November 8, 2009 7:14 pm

    UH-SJSU road game in two weeks…who is attending? Let me know or provide updated info by email. Currently known Tsai-ko attendees and logistical info is listed at:

    UHAA/Na Koa/HCCNC activities around the game are on Na koa’s .pdf flyer. Click here to download the .pdf flyer of the activities and ticket info. Looks good!

  67. protector November 8, 2009 7:55 pm

    What a cathartic win! I think everyone was more light-hearted and enthused by Sunday morning.

    I seemed to notice a lot of stunting & movement by the D moreso than previous games. For the ex-coaches & former players on the blog, was that more specific for that game or can we expect more of this as a strategy to throw off opposing offenses?

  68. Stephen Tsai November 8, 2009 8:19 pm

    The Wisconsins are easier to scheme, although not easier to stop.
    At least you know they’re coming at you. They’re not gonna do any of those fly patterns or tricky pass plays. It’s straight up.
    It’s sort of that question: Would you rather die in your sleep or see the end coming?

  69. Stephen Tsai November 8, 2009 8:28 pm

    Found this interesting store in Pearlridge.
    It sells old-school Rainbow wear.

  70. Slugger November 8, 2009 8:35 pm


    The NMSU game is at home; the SJSU game is away.

  71. Slugger November 8, 2009 8:47 pm

    Fast Senior Night game at the SSC. Some real impressive play in the game tonight. Gonna miss those seniors next year.


    Together we have the whole game….bwahahahahaha

  72. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 8, 2009 8:48 pm

    71- Why am I so tired????

  73. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 8, 2009 8:50 pm

    Slugger- need to send a 911 to Mr. _cut, I think….

  74. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 8, 2009 8:51 pm

    Eyeballing Hurricane Ida- heading for my sister’s place… sheesh.

  75. Stephen Tsai November 8, 2009 8:54 pm

    I’m going to try your winery

  76. Ralph November 8, 2009 9:16 pm

    Wvb recruits will be able to sign early on November 11, Wednesday. Looking forward to Kaela Goodman, Emily Hartong, Mita Uiato and Michelle Waber signing their NLI. The first three were reported to be at the SSC tonight watching senior night.

  77. d1島 November 8, 2009 9:18 pm

    Happy Birthday MasaBoy!

  78. d1島 November 8, 2009 9:19 pm

    Mahalo and Aloha to WVB Seniors. Hoping for a long, successful postseason.

  79. royvic November 8, 2009 9:23 pm

    Take a look at the UH athletic site, especially the picture of the sendoff the graduating seniors of the Wahine volley ball received. When I saw that picture it was something to behold. And a misty eyed moment for myself.

    Nowhere else in the country but here in Hawaii, and at UH, do they send their departing seniors out, with such fanfare, love and support, and bedeck them with leis, and bouquets of flowers, applause, but most of all, deep appreciation.

    What a momentous occasion not only for departing athletes but for the fans in sharing in saying “Aloha”.

    This is great. Best wishes to the graduating seniors.

  80. Addahknowsports© November 8, 2009 9:30 pm

    Good Evening Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    Happy Birthday to MasaBoy and a belated Happy Birthday to Sweety!

    Congratulations to the Warriors on their win!

    Missed everyone at the T-gate.

  81. Kekoa (iPhone) November 8, 2009 9:36 pm

    Absolute feel good moment at the SSC tonite. This is recruiting material money can’t buy. Congratulations to the seniors and best wishes in the days ahead.

  82. Stretch November 8, 2009 9:38 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos!!

    Great game last night. Let’s carry the momentum over to next week’s game against NMSt. I just hope that the guys don’t get all bighead thinking that they are going to do the same thing to another Aggie team. Can’t believe that UH is 18 point favorites next week.

  83. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 8, 2009 9:40 pm

    Hi Sports! Missed you too!

    Dang, missed Sweety’s B-day? Hauoli Lahanau Sweety!!!

    Congrats to our wonderful VB Wahine Seniors!

    Nitey Nite and Sweet Warrior Dreams Come True!

  84. d1島 November 8, 2009 9:42 pm

    Howzit Stretch!

    Hope the new grill survived the game as well 🙄

  85. al November 8, 2009 9:46 pm

    shoji typically has the recruits at the senior night finale. what better way to introduce the newbies to the program. many have made their decision that night. you know sort of like, “this is my final answer.”

    waber was here last week and committed.

  86. al November 8, 2009 9:51 pm

    the scramble defense was effective tonight.

    i just hope it doesn’t become a mainstay of our schemes. it is a bit disorganized and now that other teams have been able to see this stuff, i am sure that they will exploit the middle a lot more with a few wrinkles in their own offensive sets to counter it.

    one thing, it won’t work against navy.

  87. BG November 8, 2009 9:53 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MASABOY!!!! Where does a chef get treated on his birthday????

  88. BG November 8, 2009 9:55 pm

    royvic #79

    You hit the bullseye…well said!

  89. al November 8, 2009 9:55 pm

    so let him bask in his glory…..

    how about lwj as the chat guest on tuesday?

    i wanna know which light bulb switch got turned on this past saturday?

    great job lwj and also to alex green! impressive last night!!!

  90. Jason November 8, 2009 9:57 pm

    The thing to remember is that it’s a pass defense for long-yardage situation. You got 7 DBs back there, if I recall correctly. I’m a big fan of it, it retains team speed while adding the unpredictable blitz schematics of a 3-4 defense.

  91. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 8, 2009 9:57 pm


    A few pics from yesterday:

    Click on my name for some short video highlights.

  92. ct November 8, 2009 9:59 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos !!!

    Congrats to the Warriors on a great win. Hard work has finally paid off and we are so proud of you. We will always be behind you and we will always believe in you. Enjoy the win and now work hard with a purpose. Go Warriors.


  93. BG November 8, 2009 9:59 pm


    Definitely missed you at the T-gate! Please tell hubby to send me his email addy…strictly for business, of course…

  94. BG November 8, 2009 10:02 pm

    And a belated happy birthday to the “sugar” of DPK’s life…


  95. Slugger November 8, 2009 10:04 pm

    Three newbies from the men’s VB team were in form-fitting costume with creative haircuts running around the SSC during a break in the game tonight. They were cheering the team, getting the Wave going, and entertaining us. Musta been a rookie thing. Coach Wade & rob25’s sis sitting below us w/ the kids.

    K, practice tomorrow!

  96. BG November 8, 2009 10:06 pm

    Great to see TChahng’s posts from the other side of the Pacific! Now there is a rock solid fan!

    Ok, back to writing that paper for tomorrow…

  97. Ralph November 8, 2009 10:13 pm

    WVB anyone has specifics on Maa, Santi and Manu-Oleva who were reported at the UH game with the three other recruits. Kekoa must have info on Maa.

  98. al November 8, 2009 10:21 pm

    aren’t some of them or all of them underclasswomen?

  99. al November 8, 2009 10:23 pm

    i saw a 6-1 freshman mlb/oh last week. i can’t rememger who she was, but, for freshman she had some potential.

  100. Ralph November 8, 2009 10:36 pm

    Michelle Waber is 6’3 and she came with her mom. I don’t think it was last week, maybe a couple of weeks ago. I think the local recruits are 2011 recruits. Jane Crosan is on the radar but her mom wants her to stay in Cali.

  101. Ralph November 8, 2009 10:53 pm

    Missy Maa is a soph. at Kamehameha. No height listed. The other day or two someone mentioned Taylor Akana, and is Shoji considering her. I don’t think Shoji is recruiting a 5’9 OH from Hawaii, and I mentioned that 2010 recruiting was finished.

  102. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 9, 2009 12:02 am


    November 8th, 2009 at 4:28 am
    To anyone at the Tailgate,

    Did anyone find my chair? – Had left it near the recycling boxes before the game = let me know. Thanks.

    I picked the seat up and placed it against the inside wall on the pearlcity side of Cabana B. By the time we got back after the game, several seats were already set up so I assumed that whoever left it behind before the game had reclaimed it. Perhaps you might want to ask again over the next couple of days.


    Final Count: UH teams won seven games and two matches in five sports from Wednesday, November 4, through Sunday, November 8.

    What a great finish to a wonderful regular home game season for the Wahine volleyball team! The lei-makers probably haven’t had as much business since graduation.

    The Wahine volleyball team has three more regular season away matches – this coming Thursday, Saturday & next Monday – before the start of the WAC tournament November 23 -24 in Las Vegas. Anyone from here going to go to Vegas following the San Jose State game on November 21? We’d planned to go, but life got in the way.

    STEPHEN: Is Scott Robbs going to cover the action live next weekend what with men’s basketball on Friday, Sunday & Monday and football on Saturday? Will he be covering the WAC tournament?


    Will be sending off a check for $30 to Dole Middle School no later than Tuesday. Barry Tanouye, the teacher who took over the Cross-Country After-School program this year, is really excited to learn about the reduced prices for middle school students to attend various UH sports events – some are even free!! Perhaps some folks here would like to sponsor a couple of his students for an upcoming game in your favorite sport.

    The recipient of the HI-5 proceeds from the New Mexico State T-Gate this coming Saturday will be the Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance, a membership-based 501(c)3 Non Profit Organization. Be sure to bring HI-5 cans & bottles from home or the office. After all, PIAA is actually one of our own!!

    The last two regular T-Gate HI-5 recipients will be the scholarship funds administered by `Ahahui Koa Anuebue for UH men’s and women’s sports other than football & volleyball.

    If you don’t want to take your dirty/used alumiinum trays & pans back home after the T-Gate, please put them in the marked sack next to the recycling bin. They’ll be cleaned up and distributed to schools to use for projects as well as for storage.


    OFF-SPORTS TOPIC: For those of you who are actively involved in a faith-based organization of any denomination which would like to get more information about providing support to homeless and at-risk families here on O`ahu, once again DrDoc and I will be making dinner for Family Promise clients on Wednesday, November 11, at Nu`uanu Congregational Church from 5:30 pm to 7 pm.

    Tsai-kos are invited to share the meal – no charge – that evening and not only meet with the guests and play with the kids but also to talk to a FP staff member about getting your church, temple or synagogue involved either as a host or support congregation.

    Please send me an e-mail with your real name as well as your blog name and daytime contact information.


    Notice anything different about the North End Scoreboard at Saturday’s game? Mahalo to Glen at Aloha Sports Properties for taking the suggestion seriously.

    Hope to get to the Na Koa lunch tomorrow – actually, I think it’s today. It all depends upon the weather.


  103. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 9, 2009 12:06 am

    Whoops!! `Ahahui Koa Anuebue = `Ahahui Koa Anuenue

  104. al November 9, 2009 12:45 am

    recruit david katina of american samoa will not be here this coming week with his brothers of the singing group the katinas.

    those brothers are scheduled for a series of free concerts:

  105. RainbowCliff November 9, 2009 3:04 am

    Aloha Tsaiko Nation, A Happy Birthday to the Massa Boy ! I had the pleasure of meeting this OUTSTANDING young Chef in Las Vegas and talking to him on his career and life living in Las Vegas. All I can say from my conversation with this extraordinary young man was one word IMPRESSIVE with his maturity, focus and discipline on his life, goals and expectations that he has on going BIG TIME as the greatest executive chef ever ! WONDERFUL personality and funny with his gentlemen charm and grace. Mr & Mrs A House I am so PROUD of you in raising and bringing up a FINE young men as Midori 7 is no fluke either with her BRILLANT mind and lovely personality. Mahalo for the A House family !

    Kekoa: It is NEVER you that thank I but I kind sir that will ALWAYS thank you. My gift to you is just a small token of the RESPECT that I have for you in which you have given me SO much more ! You have been kind to my wife and shown her with MANY other Tsaikos the TRUE meaning of Aloha as she just LOVES coming with me when I go see you GREAT folks of Tsaiko Nation. Any Hawaii function she is there, BAGS packed ready to GO with her RainbowCliff and enjoy the polynesian hospitality that WE both brag about to friends and associates in which you show with so much sincerity and appreciation. I should know as it LIVES in me still today in which you kind folks gave to me when I played for UH from 1976-81. I knew when I saw that Green Reebok Polo it was for you as a scholar gentlemen of your knowledge should ALWAYS look good for the public to recognize. Mahalo Kekoa for your GREATNESS as George Duke and Anita Baker were in rare form with RainbowCliff dancing and giving shout outs to their prescence. With Hawaii winning and GREAT music YOU are right as my night was filled with fun and happiness. Thank you always for your kindness and sincerity as I always remember hugging you and Las Vegas in the parking lot in welcoming me back to the tsaiko ohana from my tough situation. I will never forget that as long as I live with many other Tsaikos caring for our son’s life as Rhonda and I were both TOUCHED with your love and support. We are eternally grateful !

  106. RainbowCliff November 9, 2009 3:32 am

    Aloha Steve M. hope your ship cruise was fun and exciting kind sir as your narrative reports on it kept me glued to every word of food, drinks and sites as you are a “well travel gentlemen”. Steve I will know the way to San Jose as I and Mrs. RainbowCliff will be driving up as special guests of my letterwinner bruddah Dr. Don Weir. I am staying at the Montgomery Hotel 211 South First Street. We are making the 5 hour drive Friday 11-20-09 leaving in the afternoon and arriving in San Jose after 3:00 pm and then leaving Sunday back to Los Angeles. Will be at ALL events as I hope to meet and greet you GREAT folks of Tsaiko Nation if our paths should cross. Mahalo SteveM and Peaches for what you kind folks do in ENRICHING other lives so that they to can touch and feel your ALOHA spirit !

  107. wafan November 9, 2009 3:52 am

    It is Monday!

    Good morning, everyone!!!

  108. whitey November 9, 2009 4:31 am

    Good morning Tsaikos.

  109. whitey November 9, 2009 4:32 am

    morning wafan. snowing yet????

  110. whitey November 9, 2009 4:37 am

    i like blaze playing in the “rush” position. he can do more damage to the offense and his qb sack was a classic!!!!

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  112. RainbowCliff November 9, 2009 5:05 am

    Good Morning Pomai: I mailed off your Reyn Spooner Aloha shirt. It will be coming to you at your makau drive address. The aloha wear is an AWESOME looking shirt as it came from Linda Uyeda’s “Styles Of Hawaii” shop in which I am so proud to find a lady wahine of her magnitude and Hawaii style aloha wear. I included the ceremonial dvd of my 17th year celebration as I would be HONORED if you may show it to you good folks of Tsaiko Nation in which I gave praise and thanks to you wonderful people of the Aloha State.

    Brillantly edited by my usta buddy Mr. Larry Warmsley of photo lyrics the tribute dvd is an hour and a half long filled with my center children performing in song, poems, speeches dressed in GREEN Hawaii Warrior T shirts as they showed me so much warmth and appreciation on my special day.

    All Time Rainbow baseball center fielder Riki Bass drove from Van Nuys California to pay homage as I gave him an orchid lei, chocolate macadamian nuts and put him in front of the camera in which he spoke so eloquently on my day of recognition as I was so HAPPY that he would show up.

    Pomai the tribute dvd is masterfully created by Larry Warmsley of photolyrics as the still shots, color and ceremony presentation is touching and beautiful to watch as it is my GIFT to you for ALL that you do for me kind sir.

    It will be coming by Wednesday no later then Friday as when you receive just an e-mail to let me know you got it. Very proud to send it to you as I took South Central Los Angeles a “community in crisis” and turned it into Hawaii paradise with leis, chocolate Macadamian nuts, Kona coffee candy, candy leis and Warrior Green shirt that left the whole ceremony a SPECTACULAR event with so much ALOHA love that was spread from child to adult in honor to 17 years of professional service. Please share it to those who would want to see it. Sincerely, Rainbow Cliff who is SO appreciative to you good folks of Tsaiko Nation.

  113. whitey November 9, 2009 5:20 am

    d1, wake up time. duffer, you back from kalaupapa?????

  114. whitey November 9, 2009 5:23 am

    3 more games for the wahines, then the WAC championships. i’ll say that if they run the table for the WAC, they will get a home regional game which will make them truly tuffffff!!!!! They deserve it as they have shown that not many teams can play with them this year!

  115. NYUH November 9, 2009 5:37 am

    Quiet day after.

    Loved the time management before the half.
    Nice holes for the RBs.
    Moniz continues to impress.
    D was exciting

    Why didn’t they put Rausch in at the end?

  116. jm2375 November 9, 2009 5:45 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Happy Monday! It’s a short week. Too bad the holiday is in the middle and not on the end.

    Still in the 48-hr period (48 hrs from 8pm Sat is 8pm Monday 🙂 ). Still savoring the victory. So, what happened to all the trolls? They musta gone back into hiding.

    WDoc – #104 – Scott Robbs said he was going to the WAC tournament. BC does the men’s bb games. BTW, who’s doing the women’s bb games?

  117. duffer November 9, 2009 5:53 am

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

    Good win for the WARRIORS!

    To bad I didn’t get to see it 🙁

  118. LizKauai (iPhone) November 9, 2009 6:16 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!
    Have a great week!

  119. NYUH November 9, 2009 6:31 am

    Hi jm2375,

    As a fan, I don’t think we have to follow the 48 hour rule. I plan to enjoy this win all the way up to the next one!

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