The day after

Does the 48–hour rule apply to victories?

* * *

The Warriors aren’t saying anything publicly, but they were clearly irked about the final penalty count. While the game might have been called fairly, it wasn’t balanced: UH had 10 penalties, Fresno State had zip.
Ryan Mouton said he should not have been called for pass interference. Of the karma that became a UH victory, Mouton noted: “God works in mysterious ways. He made up for it.”
It also appeared that Calvin Roberts should not have been penalized for running into kicker Kevin Goessling.
But that’s football. Sometimes you get a break, sometimes you don’t.

* * *

There were questions last week about the youth of the UH coaching staff. But Nick Rolovich (quarterbacks), Brian Smith (offensive line), Dave Aranda (defensive ends) and Ikaika Malloe (defensive tackles, special teams) did well in preparing the Warriors.
Rolovich proved he is not a systems coach, helping to craft the dash offense that fits Inoke Funaki’s elusive running style.
And Malloe helped devise the kick-return scheme in which Spencer Smith was used as the spy, assigned to block the Bulldogs’ best head-hunter. Of course, it helped that Mouton was the returner. He’s developing into a first-day draft prospect.

* * *

It was good to see Antwan “Tua” Mahaley come up with the block. He’s one of the good guys. He’s a leader in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and a regular at UH softball games. His primary role is to block kicks. It was a nice call by Greg McMackin to reserve a spot on the travel roster for a speciality position.


  1. Da Punchbowl Kid October 5, 2008 7:34 am


  2. Da Punchbowl Kid October 5, 2008 7:35 am

    Ahem – Second? 😉

  3. ChinaDrew October 5, 2008 7:35 am


  4. Da Punchbowl Kid October 5, 2008 7:36 am

    Oh my! Can it be? Number three? 😆

  5. Da Punchbowl Kid October 5, 2008 7:37 am

    Howzit Drew! What a game, eh? 🙂

  6. Stephen Tsai October 5, 2008 7:38 am

    My daughter said Ronnie and Rob25 are two of the funniest people. They led their own cheer of: “That’s another Hawa‘i … first down!”
    And they yelled: “That’s another Hawai‘i … touchdown!”

  7. Jason October 5, 2008 7:38 am

    Re-post from last post:

    chawan_cut: Left Murphy’s at 8. Bus came at 8:40. In the meantime, I kept my eyes open for drunks and crazy people. I’ve been in the area during the day, but never at night. That was something else.

    And yeah, what’s with the cockroaches? I felt like we just survived a nuclear bomb. Streets were empty; only weird people and cockroaches were there. Oh, and me. But I’m kinda weird too.

    Okay, gotta get ready for church. Last minute reminder: If anyone is attending the Children and Youth Day Fair today, be sure to check out the Honolulu Bible Fellowship’s performance at the State Capitol from 1:00 to 1:30. No, I will not be performing.

    For more information about the Children and Youth Day Fair, and about Hawai‘i 2008 Children and Youth Month, we have the flyer on our Web site:

  8. NYUH October 5, 2008 7:38 am

    Congrats to the UH coaches for this win. They adjusted the offense for Funaki and addressed problems with the special teams.

  9. Stephen Tsai October 5, 2008 7:39 am

    We’re all stuck in the Fresno “International” Airport.
    Another delay.
    Fresno is like the Hotel California.

  10. GMA Honey October 5, 2008 7:39 am

    Top 10?

  11. GMA Honey October 5, 2008 7:40 am

    Mirrors on the ceiling, pink champagne on ice. We are all just prisoners here, of our own device…..

  12. Stephen Tsai October 5, 2008 7:45 am

    GMA Honey:
    i was thinking about the “you can never leave” part.
    but the part you sang was pretty cool.

  13. Da Punchbowl Kid October 5, 2008 7:46 am

    Pomai –

    35 – 14. Let the good times roll! 🙂

  14. Da Punchbowl Kid October 5, 2008 7:50 am

    Stephen –
    At least the game score shows us who’s in heaven and who’s, ahem, not… Hehehehe…

  15. GMA Honey October 5, 2008 7:51 am

    You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave? Can someone go pickup ST at the airport and drive him to SF or Oakland?

  16. Da Punchbowl Kid October 5, 2008 7:56 am

    Were they really playing the replay of the hit that gave Colt the concussion over and over again? That’s not even in the realm of taunting. That’s just sick…

  17. UHFan October 5, 2008 7:56 am

    Funaki did an excellent job of managing the game and had a beautiful throw to Lane for six. I loved how the graphic afterward read “Inoke to Lane”… Ichiro, Madonna look out – do we have another one named celeb on our hands?

    The QB draw absolutely destroyed Fresno, and would have worked a 2nd time if it wasn’t for #50 of our own team making the tackle (he also gave up a key sack in the 4th, not even blocking… it looked very Steinhoffish).

    Even with subpar offensive line play (again) we were able to pull it out. The defense and special teams showed up and the offense didn’t make any major mistakes (other than the Washington fumble). There were at least 2 plays where our receivers didn’t help out Funaki (Salas on the deep throw that hit him in the shoulder pads and Washington where he slipped and it hit him in the chest/face).

    It was a good victory, something to build upon. The offense is improving at a slow pace, hopefully next week they continue their progress.

  18. NYUH October 5, 2008 7:56 am

    Dooley is pretty sharp. It will be a tough game next week.

  19. chawan_cut October 5, 2008 8:07 am

    If you guys didn’t see this, Fresno fans are pretty bad. (not all, but some). maybe someone should write to the national media like how that one Bulldog crybaby did last year about Aloha stadium and blew it totally out of proportion.

  20. Maverick October 5, 2008 8:07 am

    Hail Hail Hail Warriors!

    Ok – My morning brain F*rt – Without the media hype concerning any BCS junk, WAC title, etc. Do you think the team can focus more directly of what it truely takes to improve as each game passes?
    I do.
    Fresno ( or at least the media) keeps looking too far ahead down the road with where they want to go, but not where they currently are. i.e. the WAC conference. They are coached to beat OOC teams anywhere, anytime, but lack the foundation to secure their own conference foes.
    Fresno just got exposed with their bvd’s down around their cleats from a struggling team that has yet to find the offensive rythym.

    -our defense produced turnovers ( finally and plenty of them)
    Dan Kelley was the top guy for helping win this game.
    Our Offense still is one month behind of schedule for where they need to be for a performing team.

    ….And last, but not least….
    The refs in WAC games have yet to improve. auwee.

    Congrats Warriors. That win was HUGE

  21. chawan_cut October 5, 2008 8:11 am

    we got stuck at the fresno airport once with the UH band. in a small prop plane, the stewardess said, we are over the weight limit. ANYONE want to catch the later plane? (as she stared at the 3 biggest guys in the band) ANYONE? ANYONE? not even hiding her looks. of course, we couldn’t split up. finally a non band person gave up their seat. too bad we couldn’t come out of there with a win like the guys did last night.
    i heard bobby curran and kekaula saying they were greeted everywhere with “are you ready to lose????” comments in the days leading up to the game.

  22. bighilofan2 October 5, 2008 8:14 am

    Good morning Tsaikos here and everywhere!
    Beautiful day in Hilo.

    congrads to da Warriors! despite da obstacles, you guyz wen find one way to overcome.

    you can tell Coach Mack backin da new young guyz. Miano had face, intense. Malloe too. wat impressed me is da olda coaches wen off da cruise control. the coachin was there the whole game. GOOD JOB, GREG McMACKIN!!! special shoutout to Brian Smith and Ikaika Malloe.

    an a special shoutout to da crybaby coach
    UH 27-Luzeeannah Tek 6

    and a shoutout to our team. da clicks wen play togedda as a team ~~ da hawaiian samoa, samoa samoa, hawaii hawaii, mainland samoa, mainland mainland, felons an da misdemeanahz an da soon to be misdemeanahz ~~ all you guyz wen play as a team. 😀 SAMOA ah da same 😀 again,


  23. Da Punchbowl Kid October 5, 2008 8:24 am

    Funaki looked a lot more comfortable out there. This offensive scheme looks like it suits our personnel much better. I can think of at least one other UH QB with happy feet who can be an effective back up to Inoke in this newly adjusted offense. One thing we’ve always known about Inoke is that he has a lot of heart and will play his guts out, and it was nice to see his talents showcased like this. Kealoha Pilares continues to be a rock out there, and the receivers are improving as a group. There were some nice catches out there.

    We can’t say enough about our “bend but don’t break defense”. It’s been a given since day one that they would be able to put us in a position to win games, last night’s showing was a perfect example. ‘Ao boy had a great night, as did the rest of them.

    Special teams are special once more. Nuff said.


  24. chawan_cut October 5, 2008 8:26 am

    hey, how did she play and then write the story about the game after???

  25. jp October 5, 2008 8:36 am

    Whatever was done last week in practice was awesome.

  26. chawan_cut October 5, 2008 8:36 am

    i noticed Stephen was really trying to hold himself back when he wrote this paragraph.

    On fourth down, Goessling attempted a kick from 40 yards. The ball sailed wide left. But an official ruled that Calvin Roberts had struck Goessling after the kick. The runner-into-the-kicker penalty — which replays showed was very questionable — was the Warriors’ 10th penalty of the game; the Bulldogs were not assessed any penalties the entire night.

  27. Da Punchbowl Kid October 5, 2008 8:37 am

    Good morning Mr. BHF2!

    I agree. The Wariors played with more intensity without getting too emotional. There was definitely a fire in the belly of the whole team, coaches included. You could see it in their eyes on the sideline shots.

  28. Maverick October 5, 2008 8:42 am

    Aye DPK –

    I was a bit stunned when they showed Colt’s clip from last year. Very bad taste, and shows where they come with filler for subject.

    and yes, our offense has improved with Funaki showing more grace and calmer thinking, but still scrambles too fast. He does not like the pocket, but our O-line needs to provide better protection.

    Farmers touch of the ball looked a bit uncomfortable, but just needs time to get the knee 100%.

    Where is Rego? Saw him play Big on special teams, but why is he not getting the ball, or in the backfield?

  29. Bulla October 5, 2008 8:49 am

    great game, ST, come to SF, we don’t leave til 12:41 pm

  30. jm2375 October 5, 2008 8:57 am

    Very good morning Tsai-kos!

    Another beautiful day in Hawaii Nei, for all the usual reasons and 2 other very special ones – 1) we beat a ranked team on the road and 2) it was FSU!!!!!!!! 😀

    Kekoa – wasn’t me, was one menehune named KEKOA (with his sidekick Homey). Besides, I said someone has cleaned out da fridge and was looking for my slippah to get you for not leaving any food.

    Watched da replay last night. Officiating in da WAC continues to be a joke in all sports. Besides those 2 penalties, what about UH having to burn a time out so Inoke(?) could put his shoe back on, instead of the refs stopping the clock? 👿 😈

  31. Maverick October 5, 2008 8:59 am

    Proud Papa Bulla –
    Watched the 2nd half of the Wilcats game yesterday on the BigSky TV site.

    Awesome, Totally Awesome!

  32. koakane™ October 5, 2008 9:04 am

    goooooooooooooooood morning TSAIKO NATION :mrgreen: 😀 😆

    what a glorious day this is whoooooooooootahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    first congradulation to dem WARRIORS went to battle and came out the victors. left everything they had out on the field. way to go we are all proud of you.

    to the coach mac and his staff excellent game plans. made excellent use of Inoke and defense came out swing and punched dem in da face right off. great job!!!!!!

    finally luv to all the tsaiko attending Murphys last night. you made my night better not only because UH won but got to share it with the greatest fans. we shouted and cheered our arses off. mahalo gangie.

  33. koakane™ October 5, 2008 9:07 am

    48 hour rule applies 😈 we get to celebrate a great team win

    everybody rejoice any way you want to you deserved this also.

  34. djmitcho October 5, 2008 9:14 am

    Ouch..Bess just fumbled the kickoff for Miami

  35. chawan_cut October 5, 2008 9:15 am

    he didn’t fumble. it was stripped. still not a good thing, but ginn looks much worse on those non catches for punt returns.

  36. chawan_cut October 5, 2008 9:16 am

    today feels 180 degrees opposite of last sunday.
    that’s what a win will do for ya.

  37. Pomai October 5, 2008 9:27 am

    DPK HiFlyer we scope dat score already.

    Next a win over LaTech for the homecoming
    27    –    6    bighilofan2
    27    –    21    GGma
    31    –    21    Hawaiianbod
    34    –    17    Pomai
    34    –    28    wafan
    35    –    14    Da Punchbowl Kid
    35    –    14    HiFlyer
    37    –    14    las vegas
    42    –    9    Kekoa
    63    –    12    homey

  38. tommui October 5, 2008 9:42 am


    UH – 28
    LA – 10

    Great Going WARRIORS and COACHES!

  39. Da Punchbowl Kid October 5, 2008 9:43 am

    Pomai –
    35 – 17

  40. Ray October 5, 2008 9:44 am

    FSU running back Lanye Miller forgot to mention (and thank) the 12th man on their offense….the referee! Offensive holding should have been called on that play. I cannot recall the exactly who held who, but the foul was obvious.

    “On His 80 Yard Run
    “It was a combination of things. Our receivers were blocking down field and I just made my reads. I was using what God gave me. Our offensive line opened up the holes. I just get the ball and make it happen. ” “

  41. Kelli October 5, 2008 9:44 am

    Weee! I’m still all hyper from yesterday. I hope no one saw me jumping up and down yesterday and still screaming at Ala Moana. Homecoming this week! Whoo hoo!

  42. Jack Flash October 5, 2008 9:45 am

    ST- who’s bringing the “Golden Screwdriver” trophy home for us? We should display it prominently at the SSC. Seriously though, great game and great win for our Warriors! Today is going to be a good day.

  43. Stretch October 5, 2008 9:48 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Great win last night. I am glad that Dan Kelly was able to get over his mental blocks he had the previous games.

    Hearing about the way people treated our fans, that’s something the school really can’t control. BUT to show the Colt replay?? That is clearly put out by the university. Pretty sad.

    I hope one of the UH Athletic Administrators will be complaining to someone about the way our fans and team were being “taunted”. It is very unsportsmanlike and has no place in the WAC, unless it’s okay??!!??

  44. NYUH October 5, 2008 10:03 am


    I counted two holds on that 80 yard run. Well, we won anyway.

    Washington DC is watching:

  45. Kekoa October 5, 2008 10:05 am

    Stretch ~ We need to do our usual *Tsiako Blitz* on this fan unsportsmanlike activity like the Jumbotron showing of Colt getting dusted.

    If we complain long and loud enuff at venues like Na Koa Luncheon and Call Da Coach, it may trigger some action from out of the Upper Campus office.

  46. koakane iPhone October 5, 2008 10:08 am

    feel da same as kelli, still hyped up and going get worst cause game replay startng up

    go warriors

  47. Committed Road Warrior October 5, 2008 10:10 am

    How’s everyone doing today?

    Just got back from Fresno. The win made the drive back much sweeter. Wish I would have returned home sooner but I pulled off into a rest area near Palm Springs and snagged about 4 hours of zzzzzz’s in the backseat before completing my journey. I’d rather sleep in the back of my car at a rest stop than nod off at the wheel with da car going 85 mph.

    Great win by the team! +5 in the turnover margin was excellent. Perhaps some of these were rehashed in yesterday’s postings, but I did notice a couple of things, though:

    —There was a wicked echo with regards to the stadium P/A system.
    —The South endzone was at a slight incline towards the goalpost.
    —Despite our win, the 2 Fresno RBs were racking up yards like crazy. Luckily we were able to put them on a long field for much of the game.
    —The Brandstater sack in the OT session was our lone sack in the game.

    Man, that was Ronnie and dem making those “That’s another Hawa‘ii … first down!” cheers? ahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!! I was in hearing distance of them, and nevah know they was that close to me! You all were sitting at/near the aisle, right?

  48. Mclovin October 5, 2008 10:13 am

    Fresno state has no class. Yup, they played a clip titled “BONE CRUSHER” on the jumbotron which showed Colt Brennan’s concussion hit repeated around six times. Pretty classless to show an athlete being seriously injured to drum up cheers from the crowd.

  49. sjmacro October 5, 2008 10:13 am

    Stretch: maybe FSU doesn’t have an MK like us. 😛

  50. Mclovin October 5, 2008 10:16 am

    Another note. I’m not sure how many of you know this but when I was living in California, Fresno/Bakersfield was referred by Californians as the “arm pit” of the state. Mostly because of the stereotype that rednecks and trailer trash lives there. I know several people who are from Fresno/Bakersfield and I’m sad to say that they live up to the stereotype.

  51. Da Punchbowl Kid October 5, 2008 10:17 am

    To those enjoying the repay, oops, I mean replay, make sure you watch the replay of the blocked kick by Mahaley. Braddah looks like the “Human Pogo Stick” goin’ straight up for the block. Talk about elevating!

    And check out the “roughing the kicker” call by the refs. It looks more like a gust of wind blew him over. Watch how he plants his feet and hops before going down. That’s some hilarious acting by the kicker.

  52. Stretch October 5, 2008 10:20 am

    “Pat Hill asked if we would please not dance on his field afterward ’cause it was a great game; that’s why we didn’t do the ha’a,” McMackin said.
    “I told the kids, ‘let’s celebrate with the fans.

    That shows class on the part of Coach Mack not to do the ha’a. On the other hand, Pat Hill allowed the replay of Colt on their Jumbrotron. He HAD to have known it would be playing. If he didn’t know at first, he saw it played and could have told them NOT to play it again.

    Sorry, showing that video of Colt by Fresno is really classless. Especially because he was injured. Maybe next year we should keep replaying Goessling missES, then show Kelly for the win.

  53. Kekoa October 5, 2008 10:21 am

    Re: Officiating

    1. We need to lobby for some changes to be made to allow a more clear and concise way for the Head Coach to file his complaint without fear of retaliation from the officials.

    2. How can a call like we all witnessed during the field goal attempt be overlooked? Why can’t something like that be allowed to be challenged and reviewed on the spot?

    3. The game should be reviewed in it’s entirety by a disinterested party of retired officials for complaints filed by the coaches.

    Conclusion: They could be a mix of retired WAC/PAC 10 or former Zebra suit types. The game may be history and in the record book already, but the officials should be fined or fired individually or as a crew if a mistake is clearly documented.

    What I find so offensive is that there are ‘refs’ at Pop Warner level that can do a better job than these clowns, and do it for the love of the game!

  54. BowsForever October 5, 2008 10:23 am

    Well maybe repay isn’t the wrong word, since Fresno seems to take pride in plays resulting in concussions. Three years, three UH wins…what a great rivalry we got going!

    In NFL news, the Redskins never cease to amaze. 4-1 after beating the Eagles. And they STILL haven’t had a turnover from Campbell! Looks like Zorn’s offense is worth buying into. I’m sure Colt is furiously taking notes..,

  55. Hilorain October 5, 2008 10:23 am

    No one should fault the FSU kicker for his “acting” job — this is what he is coached to do. Heck, no one can fault his coaches either. It’s all legal and you gotta do what you gotta do. If the shoe were on the other foot (pun intended) we would have done the same thing. It’s the official’s fault for making a bad call and if every play is reviewed, how the h–l was this call allowed. Maybe, there’s “home cooking” up in the booth! It seemed that way on the field.

  56. Kazz October 5, 2008 10:29 am


    Ok, I celebrated last night and slept very well… so I am ready to B****.

    Karma is a B**** and I can’t wait for 2009… gotta start saving some bail money….

  57. chawan_cut October 5, 2008 10:29 am

    stretch, kekoa,

    write to Karl Benson, the WAC commisioner. I wrote to him last year and he responded. They’re trying to clean up the WAC and make sportsmanship a key thing in the WAC. i’m sure he’d get fresno to respond. maybe at least reprimand them showing that colt replay which was very inappropriate.
    the person on SH should also write and complain about the fans. get more security out there. maybe ban their beer sales.

  58. Kazz October 5, 2008 10:31 am

    I agree with Stretch…. I USED to respect Pat Hill, but that piece of trash had to know it was on the jumbotron.

    Screw him screw them all, I wish nothing but bad things on all of them on and off the field!

  59. Stephen Tsai October 5, 2008 10:33 am

    Hey, we made it to L.A.
    The radio guys are in S.F.
    The TV guys are still irked. I guess there were some technical problems in the first quarter.

  60. Kekoa October 5, 2008 10:33 am

    The Ronnie & Rob Road Show certainly did a superlative job of making the Warrior presence known. The “Excellence in Broadcasting” award should go to them this week. 😎

  61. Stretch October 5, 2008 10:34 am

    Chawan – I’ll leave the complaining to the UH Associate Athletic Director

  62. Da Punchbowl Kid October 5, 2008 10:36 am

    Stretch –

    That Colt replay thing is just plain bullsh*t. Pure and simple. And it has no place in a legitimate sports event. Someone should be held accountable. Maybe we can draft a statement from the posters here and forward it to the WAC, the NCAA and to Fresno’s President and their AD. Ironically, I think their rotten sportsmanship might actually have backfired on Fresno last night.

  63. Stretch October 5, 2008 10:38 am

    ST – only the tv guys??!!?? The fricken whole state was irked!!

  64. bighilofan2 October 5, 2008 10:39 am

    Pat Hill,

    your university acted like a piece of dirt to us.
    no wonder why we like playing FSU.

    next up, we take care business one week at a time.

    Go Warriors.

  65. Kazz October 5, 2008 10:42 am


    Karma isn’t like a tsunami all the time, it comes in waves different in arrival time.

    That program will have some serious damage coming to them sooner than later.

  66. Kekoa October 5, 2008 10:43 am

    Stephen Tsai:

    October 5th, 2008 at 10:33 am
    Hey, we made it to L.A.
    The radio guys are in S.F.
    The TV guys are still irked. I guess there were some technical problems in the first quarter.

    ST ~ Technical Problems? uh huh! I think they were trying to get the Jumbotron feed of Colt to us instead of the game.

  67. Da Punchbowl Kid October 5, 2008 10:45 am

    Hilorain –

    It might have been his job to “act” but that was ridiculous. We’ve all seen the same acting job done many times over, our kickers have done it for sure,but this one was in a class by itself. The amazing thing is that the Zebras ate it up with a shovel. I can’t help but think that the obviousness of it all and getting to kick again anyway, may have messed with the kicker’s head and helped him to miss the second kick.

  68. jm2375 October 5, 2008 10:52 am

    It’s looking like a even more beautiful day! Da Redskins, Dolphins and Phillies all won!!! 😀

    Now if only the cowpokes would lose. :mrgreen:

  69. Da Punchbowl Kid October 5, 2008 10:55 am

    Speaking of the Hawaii TV guys, there they were again, up on the roof, outside of the broadcast booth. I can’t understand how extremely bad taste and atrocious sportsmanship have become an institution at Fresno.

    Kazz –
    You are right.

  70. KonaGirl October 5, 2008 10:55 am

    Food for thought…if the jumbotron replay last year’s hit to Colt bothered our fans this much, I wonder if maybe, it motivated our players? They sure were determined to win!!

  71. Stretch October 5, 2008 11:05 am

    KonaGirl – great point!

  72. chawan_cut October 5, 2008 11:06 am

    hope rob and ronnie and the other UH fans were safe up there.

    i recall yelling the same exact things when we blew them out 2 years ago. that first down yell is irritating. i think boise does the same thing.

    stretch, maybe Chancellor Hinshaw can make a remark. i saw that she was at the game too.

  73. Kekoa October 5, 2008 11:13 am

    C_C ~ It’s letter writing time for all of us. We’ve done it before, and we all know how well it has worked.

    Now, where did I put those crayons?….

  74. Da Punchbowl Kid October 5, 2008 11:16 am

    Ok. I pau grumble. 🙂

    Time to return to celebrating an awesome Warrior victory.

    To Coach Mack and the team and coaches, great job, great game. You guys make our state proud, and this will go down in history as one of UH’s greatest victories. It was a privilege and an unforgettable experience to watch the Warriors play like the heroes they are. We all knew you could do it. Keep up the great work.


  75. homie October 5, 2008 11:17 am

    Tua really is a great guy, after the loss to san jose he gave a great speech to the whole team… vocal leader and now he put is words into action… great character in that kid

  76. mp October 5, 2008 11:22 am

    If can, can. If no can, go OT, and still can.

    Big congrats to the team. Awesome win.

    Pomai: UH 48 – LaTech 17

  77. FloridaTed October 5, 2008 11:22 am

    As Kelly so aptly stated, their kicker clearly was overthinking. He missed to the left and then overcompensated to the right. I had a feeling, when I saw him lining up and sure enough…..

    Justice can be so sweet sometimes.

    I like the improvement on the offense and tayloring the plays to Funaki, but my worry is that with that kind of offense it is very hard to come from behind. We left way too many points on the field.

    For now they’ll probably leave Funaki as the starter. Like I’ve said, I love the guy, but is our offense really at its best with him? Just wondering. It’s one area where I have no inkling of the coaches thinking.

    Nevertheless, that was an unbelievable blood and guts team victory of the highest order and I’m still basking in the afterglow. It tells me that the Warriors got the most important aspect of a winning team back: Total, to the end, fighting spirit!! From there, anything can be build.

  78. chawan_cut October 5, 2008 11:24 am

    kekoa, stretch

    kbenson at

    happy writing!

  79. bb October 5, 2008 11:35 am

    part of me wishes coach mack still allowed the boys to do the ha’a

    coach mack getting his mack on getting some cheerleader love was pretty cool

    the hinshaw logo hat is pimp

    personal foul unsportsmanlike penalty on oceanic cable. thankfully the glitch was at the start of the game but c’mon you would think that the game signal would be tested, verified and all set to go come game time.

  80. Unkanesson October 5, 2008 11:45 am

    Good Morning all in Tsaiko-land!! I’m basking in the afterglow emanating from my TV as I watch the K5 replay of the game. Sure feels good!!!
    I was listening to the game last night via streaming audio on AM1420’s web site, when midway through the 4th quarter, they suddenly switched to a replay of the game from the beginning! I had to go out to the garage and listen to the rest of the game on my car radio, confonnit! I wasn’t the only one in the neighborhood tuned in to the game, I could hear cheers coming from several different directions (this is in Waimea on the Big Island)! It’s not just the O’ahu folks supporting our team!
    I knew they could do it, even though I picked against them in Pomai’s poll. I did so expressly to counter my negative luck in previous games, and it seems to have worked. Naah, not really, I know. The team earned it the hard way.
    Before the season started, I predicted that the offense would take time to jell, and the defense would be needed to keep us in games, and Dan Kelly would win some for us. Seems to be working out that way.
    I feel like they made substantial improvements in just about all phases of the game (defense against the run needs some work). Props to the coaching staff for good preparation and good game planning.
    Our depth was tested, and there were excellent contributions by many players whose names haven’t been called much so far. This bodes well for the future!
    So, all that said, POMAI —
    UH 27, LA TECH 13


  81. Translator October 5, 2008 11:55 am

    Translating FloridaTed’s message: take out the brown boy and put in the white boy.

  82. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc October 5, 2008 11:58 am

    For those of you planning to write letters of complaint to Benson/WAC about last night’s officiating, remember to cc your letters to Jim Donovan, Virginia Hinshaw AND the NCAA head office.

    The National Collegiate Athletic Association
    700 W. Washington Street
    P.O. Box 6222
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46206-6222

    Jason: The next time you don’t have a ride home and we’re there, ask us. We drove across H-3 to Kane`ohe from downtown on Moanalua Freeway alongside Salt Lake and would have been glad to drop you off.

    Again – be sure to bring your HI-4 containers to next Saturday’s T-Gate. All proceeds go to Coach Alan Inaba’s after-school cross-country program at Dole Middle School. Who knows? Five years from now a speedy running back from Farrington may be committing to UH because you helped provide him with shoes back in the 7th grade which unlocked the speed within.

    Back to work.

  83. Translator October 5, 2008 11:58 am

    Florida: here’s the thinking by the coaches. They want to win, no matter who is QB and no matter what his name is or the tone of his skin. That’s why Funaki is playing. Period.

  84. el guapo October 5, 2008 11:58 am

    just took a look at the Fresno Bee. lotsa whining and crying for Pat Hill’s head.

  85. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc October 5, 2008 12:00 pm

    Whoops – HI5 containers

  86. FloridaTed October 5, 2008 12:01 pm


    That was a pretty stupid statement. I’m Albino Hawaiian, what are you? Green, as in troll?

  87. Translator October 5, 2008 12:04 pm

    Albino Hawaiian. That explains it all. Thank you.

  88. Unkanesson October 5, 2008 12:04 pm

    Personal foul on you, unsportsmanlike blog conduct. That was uncalled for. I have detected no racial bias on FT’s part, either in this or in any other of his posts in the past. Let’s stick to responsible comments here.

  89. FloridaTed October 5, 2008 12:06 pm


    Don’t bring stupid skin color BS on this board. My grandchildren combine four different races in their blood, to accuse me of petty prejudices insults me, enough said.

  90. Translator October 5, 2008 12:09 pm

    Leave your grandchildren out of it. They are innocent and are not involved with your erroneous ways. Thank you.

  91. Stretch October 5, 2008 12:14 pm

    What a way to celebrate an awesome win!!!

  92. Unkanesson October 5, 2008 12:15 pm

    FloridaTed —
    Mo’ bettah we ignore this guy. Comments like his are the kind found in the comments posted after stories on the main web pages, and are not acceptable on this blog. ‘Nuff said.

  93. Pomai October 5, 2008 12:22 pm

    Translator your barking up the wrong tree. Believe me FLTed is not calling for a white guy against a brown guy, he wants the best there is at QB and thinks that Funaki is not the best for this system, and there are those that agree with him, I for one. Funaki is a gifted player but his skill is built around a system that we don’t really use, but are forced to to suit his talents. I myself think he would be better at slot than QB.

  94. Pomai October 5, 2008 12:25 pm

    Next a win over LaTech for the homecoming
    27    –    21    GGma
    27    –    13    Unkanesson
    27    –    6    bighilofan2
    28    –    10    tommui
    31    –    21    Hawaiianbod
    34    –    17    Pomai
    34    –    28    wafan
    35    –    14    HiFlyer
    35    –    17    Da Punchbowl Kid
    37    –    14    las vegas
    42    –    9    Kekoa
    48    –    17    mp
    63    –    12    homey

  95. addahknowjoe October 5, 2008 12:25 pm

    Aaaaaaaahhhh… I’m still completely basking in the lingering euphoria of last night.

    Yup! You cannot cheat!

    You going get caught.

    You going lose!

  96. Stretch October 5, 2008 12:26 pm

    How about them Warriors!!

  97. bighilofan2 October 5, 2008 12:28 pm

    Translator and Florida Ted,

    now now chilren. nuff already.

    I no like Inoke cuz da bugga looks at his receiver almost all day way. he no look dis way and at da last minute he trows da odda way, he no mo dat sneaky kine akshun. BUT…. da bradda get haaht, an afta dat he get samoa haaaht… An Graunke is injured, and his discipline not soo good looking…. an dats a fact. and day already gave Alexander his shot in da beginning… an i like win….

    so, I’m backin McMackin.

    I understand what Florida Ted is saying dough, I gettin scared too, but I going get a chance to see fo myself next weekend whats da scoops, and da main ting is da team is growing samoa. So good fo all ah us. including da brownies, dats me, and da whities, dats me too. maybe dare is sum truth in da last paragraph of #22 above.

    we’re in this together, you guyz. Inoke did great last nite. maybe he can do it again. I believe he can. gotta trust the coaches to do whats right for the team. The coaches earned our trust last nite. i say give em another pass.

  98. Pomai October 5, 2008 12:28 pm

    For those that missed it on the last blog – mp was the winner with his pik of UH 31-fresno 28

  99. Maverick October 5, 2008 12:28 pm

    Some peepz need to get out of their own neighborhood once in while, or off the rock.
    There are many of us who have notions that other QB’s could be starting, or seeing playing time.

    I bow to Funaki for enduring 4 quarters, plus OT against a bruising team. He took some hits last night and completed the job.

    Too bad some look at the game in a different color :<

  100. al October 5, 2008 12:29 pm

    hey even in church today….the pastor praised the warriors!

  101. addahknowjoe October 5, 2008 12:36 pm

    The article and Fresno’s fan comments that follow are entertaining.

  102. Maverick October 5, 2008 12:37 pm

    Hey Joe –
    Mahalo for sharing. Classic.

  103. BowsForever October 5, 2008 12:38 pm

    I disagree about the Warriors’ ability to score, I think greater confidence, refinement of the offense and more time with a single starting QB will help the point total. But _racism_? Gimme a break! Clearly Funaki isn’t a prototypical run-n-shoot QB — he ran the option at Kahuku for cryin’ at loud.

    But he just as clearly showed he can lead the team to big-time wins. Just because he wasn’t “made” for the offense doesn’t mean he and the coaching staff can’t both adjust.

  104. Pauoa Boy October 5, 2008 12:44 pm

    Howzit Gang,

    Just got back from Idaho, and missed out on the game but heard the great news! Sounded like an awesome game…did anyone record it? If anyone recorded the game I would really appreciate a copy. Please email me at pauoaboy31 at yahoo dot com. Anyway, Aunty Ronnie and Aunty Rob25 wish I was dea with you guys. I heard you guys was going nawts…au’ryte. I went call my friend who is a die-hard Fresno Puppy fan and rub it in his face…too funny…sounded like he was crying on the phone…bwahahahaha!!!

  105. addahknowjoe October 5, 2008 12:48 pm

    I once heard a comedian ask, “when reporters interview the winning team, some player always thanks God for all his help. “Couldn’t have done it without God!” But funny, you never hear the losers side to that interview. What would they say?”

    Last night, Fresno St kicker Kevin Goessling was asked what was his take on the game. Kevin replied, “…although we were down in the first half, I truly felt we were in this game! That is- until “God” made me miss those three dam field goals!”

  106. BowsForever October 5, 2008 12:54 pm

    If you’re near a TV, tune in to KFVE now. Replay’s near end of the 4th qtr…things start getting interesting.

  107. BowsForever October 5, 2008 12:55 pm

    Correction, near end of game, about 8 mind left in the 4th.

  108. FloridaTed October 5, 2008 12:55 pm

    There is no doubt that Funaki did great and made the most of his abilities. For sure I’ve never ever questioned his heart !!

    My main concern is not even directed at Funaki specifically, but more so toward the offensive system we’re running. My fear is that system will make it hard to come from behind. The touch downs where gifts from the special teams and defense and even there only two field goals and a TD, no long, sustained drives earned by the offense. I may sound really picky here, but I’m just looking to the future, with many tough games to come, especially Boise. They won’t have six turnovers!! If we can get our offense humming by then, we can beat them also.

    What’s a little frustrating is that there’s no real info about the other three QB’s. What’s really going on with Graunke, what’s the real status of Rausch and Alexander? Everything we hear is always a little vage, leaving room for lots of speculation.

  109. addahknowjoe October 5, 2008 12:57 pm


    Howz Big Island behaving, my friend!

    Got family and friends saying the vog is unreal in Ka’u. Looks like a constant thick blanket of smoke from a giant forest fire covering the entire coastline. The vog is literally blocking out the sun. Everything everywhere is covered with Pele’s hair.

    Howz it in your neck of the woods?

  110. FloridaTed October 5, 2008 1:15 pm

    bowsforever (103),

    Nobody wants you to be more right in this than I, it is my big hope that this system can be fine tuned to score more consistently on their own.

    I guess we as fans have to adjust our expectations somewhat. The big problem is our being so spoiled over the last two years, lol. The last two years, we always had the feeling that no matter from where we started or what down it was, the offense could score from anywhere. It’ll take me awhile to adjust, but I will, if I must.

  111. BowsForever October 5, 2008 1:16 pm

    FloridaTed, you could always call in and ask Coach Mack at the Call the Coach show on Tuesday (phones tend to open around 6:15 pm HST)

    AWESOME FG block just then. TERRIBLE ref homerism after the end of the play. C. Roberts was celebrating down the sideline and the Fresno player totally shoved him.

  112. Stretch October 5, 2008 1:17 pm

    Next Call the Coach show will be Wednesday. Not sure why but that’s what I was told by the 1420 guys and the Willow waiters.

  113. Stretch October 5, 2008 1:22 pm

    In between games 2 & 3 of the Women’s Volleyball game this coming Friday October 10, the 2007 WAC Champion Women’s Softball team will be presented with their long overdue Bracelets. The Tsaikos, led by Pomai, pulled together and were able to fund the cost of these bracelets. Let’s continue to support the women and show up for this event. It will also be a great way to participate in the Homecoming week and get pumped up for the football game Saturday.

    The Tsaikos have a group of 20 tickets at $8 each. There is still a few more remaining. If anyone wants to join us, send me an email at stretch6592 at yahoo.

  114. Maverick October 5, 2008 1:25 pm

    It’s even sweeeeter the 2nd time around. What a great feeling to my ears listening to our K5 guys vs. the Fresno guys.

    It’s all about fate. The missed catches, the bad calls, all in all. This was meant to be!
    The OT situation just rubbed the salt into the wound a bit more for Fresno.

  115. whitey October 5, 2008 1:31 pm

    There goes Benson’s WAC conspiracy to try an insure a WAC title game between Boise and Fresno. I can hear the commissioner talking to the head ref:
    Head Ref: Commissioner, we did all you wanted us to do, but it wasn’t enough. We even called a roughing the kicker when it should have been a face mask violation on Fresno. Look closely and you will see CR’s helmet get whipped back.
    Benson: I paid you all good money to insure Fresno winning and you botched it.
    Head Ref: Give us one more chance when UH plays Boise.
    Benson: OK

    One thing the Commissioner forgot, when you do bad things, you going get big time “bachi”.

  116. addahknowjoe October 5, 2008 1:35 pm

    Here’s the first Tsai-ko Mojo layed down by the twinz that helped Antwan block Goessling’s kick.

  117. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 5, 2008 1:38 pm



  118. Da Punchbowl Kid October 5, 2008 1:42 pm

    Ted –

    My guess is that Graunke’s still hurting and may be a week or so away from being ok. It’s interesting to note that the new adjustments to the offense seem like they might take advantage of Graunke’s scrambling style as well as Funaki’s. So the goal may be to have a system that those two are comfortable in. That way, if one goes down, the other can step in without the offense having to readjust. Funaki looked much more relaxed this week and his play showed that fact. I suspect that the more reps he has in this adjusted offense, the better he will be. In any case the adjustments seem well suited to the two QBs who would most likely be playing, which are Inoke and Tyler. Inoke’s a tremendous athlete though, and a helluva competitor, the team looks up to him. I’ve always felt that between he and Graunke, our QB spot would be competitive. Inoke’s clearly the frontrunner at this point, and I think he has earned it. I predict that this new offensive scheme is going to be very effective in the long run. IMHO.

    BTW- Anybody who really knows you, Ted, would know that you don’t have a racist bone in your body. 😉

  119. Pride. October 5, 2008 1:44 pm

    Let’s review the “four expectations” and see if they applied to last night’s game.

    1 – Expect to win.(Yes)

    2 – Expect to be in a dogfight.(Yes, with a big bulldog)

    3 – Expect that at sometime during the game, winning will appear to be impossible.(Yes, thanks to a little help from the officials)

    4 – Expect to win the game at the end of the fourth quarter.(Yes, although we had to wait until overtime)

  120. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 5, 2008 1:44 pm

    OMG- Tsai-ko mojo is waaaaayyy too scary… no wondah Fresno neveh get chance!

  121. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 5, 2008 1:52 pm

    Just got back from watching the ‘Skins game with ExtremeSkins blogger SonnyRules and his wife from the Baltimore area. WOW!

    Again, another parallel with the Warriors. Jason Campbell even scrambled and Zorn dug a trick play out of the hat to pull off the win!
    Great game was enjoyed by all!

  122. Stretch October 5, 2008 1:52 pm

    For those who like to be entertained, Hawaii is opening as a 7 point favorite next week against La Tech.

    Don’t forget that Coach Dooley was talking with Georgia before the Sugar Bowl last year. He helps out the other team but jas no problem taking their share of the BCS check that Hawaii got them.

  123. Esme October 5, 2008 1:55 pm

    Hey, gang!

    I have to say, the season suddenly just got really eeeenteresting, eh. :mrgreen:

  124. Stretch October 5, 2008 1:56 pm

    BTW – La Tech received $410,555 last year.

  125. Stretch October 5, 2008 1:57 pm

    Whoa Esme’s in the house…..

  126. whitey October 5, 2008 2:04 pm

    The missed face mask call on Fresno was the reason why CR fell down and the kicker “fell” on him. Another Fresno fan saw that and he posted it and said that it should have been a face mask penalty on Fresno and it was not a penalty like the ref called.

    The other one was a UH kickoff into the Fresno end zone which did not appear to be grounded. That should have been a safety or td for UH. Even if the Fresno player touched the ball, but did not ground it, it should have been a free ball.

  127. Esme October 5, 2008 2:06 pm

    Stretch, I hope that’s a GOOD “whoa.”

  128. Stretch October 5, 2008 2:08 pm

    always nice to have Esme poking her head in…

  129. chawan_cut October 5, 2008 2:12 pm

    i can watch your 2 videos from last night over and over.
    i was gonna say what was midori7 drinking, but i saw a glass of water in front of her.
    either way, hope the twin’s voodoo fingers work the rest of the year!

  130. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 5, 2008 2:15 pm

    More wonderful parallels for the Warriors and the ‘Skins:
    Redskins @ Eagles – Eagles Fans Sort of Live Up To The Hype

    “And also as promised, the fans come prepared with very specific material to shout at the players during warmups. Chris Cooley, Rock Cartwright, and Colt Brennan were coming under fire as I walked by; they were doing their best to ignore it, but Chris Samuels gave back a little bit, shouting “Is this brotherly love?”

  131. cavewarrior October 5, 2008 2:16 pm

    Just checked out this column from the Fresno Bee on missing June Jones, who started the rivalry…nice read…then under it, is this comment…

    It was a sad day when coach Jones left for SMU. He will be missed. What was very surprising last year was when your coach Pat Hill after losing last year, showed up in our locker room and congratulated the Warriors and hoped us well on our road to the BCS game. Although this is a huge rivalry against you guys, we give props to your coach in his actions last year.
    Colt Brennan | Homepage | 10.04.08 – 12:15 pm | #

    GO Warriors!!!

  132. cavewarrior October 5, 2008 2:16 pm

    Oopps..Fresno Bee link to 131 above

  133. Pride. October 5, 2008 2:19 pm

    Keys to the game:

    1 – Win the turnover battle.(Won, 6 to 1)

    2 – Win at least two out of three phases of the game.(Won 2 out of 3, defense and special teams)

    3 – Score everytime we get into the red zone.(100%. 3 FG’s and 1 TD, although, 2 FG’s and 2 TD’s would have been better.)

    4 – Play great sudden change.(Great job. FSU six T.O’s translated into 3 FG’s, 1 TD, 1 punt, and half. Hawaii one T.O., defense caused a fumble and recovered the ball on the next play.)

    5 – Win the penalties battle.(Lost, nuff said)

    6 – Win the third down efficiency.(Lost. Hawaii 23%, FSU 42.8%.)

    7 – Voodoo mamas doing it right with 100% effort.(Great job twins, love the intensity)

    Won five out of the seven keys to the game.

  134. lab rat October 5, 2008 2:22 pm

    Sometimes huge plays go unnoticed.

    With Hawaii leading 19 – 3 Fresno marched down the field and scored on a 7 yard run by Miller. On the following extra point try Hawaii was caught with 12 men on the field and the Dogs decided to go for 2 points.

    Fresno in a double tightend power I formation decided to run Miller to the right. Keo Monteih on the edge came off of his block and tackled Miller.

  135. koakane™ October 5, 2008 2:33 pm

    whitey I too thought that was a free ball. ball must be downed by the receiving team in order for it to be a dead ball. its just like a onside kick once it goes beyound 10 yards its a free ball. unless there was a rule change this year I not aware of. mentioned that to stretch last night but he said if ball pass into end zone its a dead ball.

    whitey said “the other one was a UH kickoff into the Fresno end zone which did not appear to be grounded. That should have been a safety or td for UH. Even if the Fresno player touched the ball, but did not ground it, it should have been a free ball.”

  136. Mike October 5, 2008 2:36 pm

    I hope Ron Lee is enjoying the afterglow of a big, big win, especially after the beating he took after SJSU. The retooled offense might not be a long-term solution, but it made the most of what the team has right now. And wasn’t it great to see the defense finally break through with those take-aways we’ve all been waiting for?

  137. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 5, 2008 2:37 pm

    uh, Pride.

    Keys to the game

    8. Keep LizKauai in Hawaii during away games.


  138. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 5, 2008 2:43 pm

    Mike- I thought all the parts made a huge improvement. The Dee and STs were awesome but I think the Offense turned the corner last night.
    1. One QB all night long.
    2. Design the Offense for your unique strengths rather than trying to mold the players into a preconceived notion of what it “should” be.
    3. Get the W and the reinforcement it brings.

    Inoke’s run and shoot redefines our offense and will our opposition scratching their heads for awhile.
    Hawaii’s offense has more tools in the bag and more chances to succeed now.
    WOO HOO!

  139. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 5, 2008 2:44 pm

    will our opposition=will leave our opposition

  140. Kekoa October 5, 2008 2:50 pm

    Has anyone noticed that some of the players are losing or running right out of their footwear during the game? In the extreme case, it cost us a timeout.

    Is it because of the UA shoes?

  141. Kekoa October 5, 2008 2:53 pm

    I counted a few more Katooshskis last night. Felt good to see it happen!

  142. BillB October 5, 2008 2:53 pm

    Just finished watching the replay of the Fresno game. Just wanted to mention a few things.

    I was really harsh on Funaki after the SJSU defeat and he was a major contributor in that loss. Props to him in the FSU victory, he came through when he had to, he was a major contributor in the win.

    In all the football games I have watched either in person or on T.V., that bogus running into the kicker penalty was the worst I have seen, not to mention a “D” rated acting job by the kicker. Hope that the supervisor of WAC official’s calls it like it is and notes this so that that referee will never ever officiate an important WAC game or any game of consequence.

    Mac got class, even with all those terrible calls, he maintained his composure, what a consumate professional. He’s a rock, a real stabilizing force for the team.

    Any one see the “man love” kiss Mac put on Jim Donovan at the end of the game?

    Last thing, it’s payback time on Saturday for that crybaby coward Dooley of La Tech. Can’t believe that he professed that the haka “nka” ha’a was intimidating for his “red neck” team from the bayou!

  143. al October 5, 2008 2:55 pm

    in ncaa football.

    if a kickoff touches the endzone or goes beyond the endzone it is a automatically a touchback as long as the receiving team’s players have not touched the ball prior to landing in the endzone.

  144. al October 5, 2008 3:03 pm

    i actually thought that we won the battle of the offense in spite of being outgained 500 to 300 yards only because we won the turnover battle.

    any offense(fsu) that squanders six opportunities on offense because of turnovers did not do their job. any offense(uh) that effectively makes the most out of their possessions by scoring did their job.

    our defense was kicked. if not for the 6 takeaways we may have been rolled.

    special teams was superlative.

    we almost lost to the zebras, again.

    we had help from above.

  145. basiomap October 5, 2008 3:07 pm

    mouton is one of the best if not the best corner we had in decades

  146. haka October 5, 2008 3:08 pm

    Great Warrior Victory!

    Last day to savor the flavor because we have more Bulldogs to deal with starting tomorrow.

    There is no QB controversy. Trust your coaches.

    Enjoy and appreciate a wonderful moment in Warrior football history.

    Mahalo Warriors!

  147. al October 5, 2008 3:12 pm

    i agree.

    ua needs to manufacture a mid-season shoe real quick.


    inoke looked like the funaki who led kahuku to two state championships. the efficiency in which he played was reminiscent of the #11 of his high school glory days. the leadership he displayed throughout the game was awesome.

    i saw at least three dropped balls last night and he still ended up 17-25 with 170+ yards. had salas caught that last drive ball he would have come close to or exceeded the 200 yd mark and, and that would have set up the game winning fg with seconds left to play ala his predecessor, colt “something”. then all the praises and glory would have gone to him.

    any way…….funaki, wac conference player of the week!

  148. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 5, 2008 3:19 pm

    Chatting with blogger Ben Folsom ( ) about the ‘Skins game today and he says:

    “Ben: omg amazing, I just got back to Alexandria from Philly, what a game
    I have UH news to report there was a couple two rows in front of me decked out in UH hawaiian shirts and leis they were relatively inconsipcuous because the UH shirts were in the Eagles colors
    pretty sure they were there for CB5”

    Any Tsai-kos go to Eagles stadium today???

  149. al October 5, 2008 3:19 pm

    specials teams player of the week would be a tossup between….

    ryan mouton,
    who’s kick return to the house made an early statement that “tonight something special was gonna happen!”


    antwan “tua” mahaley,
    who’s “out of body leap of faith block that kick” experience was, well, a miracle.


    dan “iceman” kelly,
    who’s returneth had cometh just when we needed him the most.

    i wouldn’t want to be the coaches trying to decide this one, who to nominate.

  150. Kekoa October 5, 2008 3:19 pm

    My condolences to the Damien Monarchs for their loss to the mighty Real Estate Moguls of Kapalama Heights. We shall ring the bells of Kalihi in your honor using just a little bitty tinker bell so as not to wake them from their slumber.

  151. FloridaTed October 5, 2008 3:20 pm

    DPK (118),

    Thanks for the kind words. That guy was just a troll and I almost let him get under my skin for a second. One snap and clear.

    The rest of your post makes sense. Come to think of it, with Graunke and Funaki I actually wouldn’t mind a two QB system. With Graunke they expect us to throw and we run, the opposite with Funaki. After awhile we mix it up and really confuse defenses, lol.

    Funaki is a great athlete and the guys love him, that counts for a hell of a lot on a team that is beginning to find itself.

    We can discuss the game ’till kingdom comes in all its nuances, but the most important aspect that I took away from the game, more than anything, is the tremendous, fight to the very end, kind of spirit the team got back in spates with this victory and from there, as I’ve said earlier, you can build anything.

    The Warriors took back their destiny.

  152. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 5, 2008 3:25 pm

    FloridaTed- AMEN

  153. al October 5, 2008 3:25 pm

    lost in the shuffle……..

    solomon elimimiam. when it was discovered that fellow defensive captain adam leonard would sit this one out he took the team upon his shoulders and led them to the promised land. he played a balls to wall, all out take no prisoners, this may be my last game kind of intensity all game. he lead this team last night. he was a leader on the sideline when the offense was out there as well.

    wac defensive player of the week!

  154. al October 5, 2008 3:29 pm

    pride if you are still up….try check the mailbox.

  155. al October 5, 2008 3:31 pm

    hawaiianbod, if you are awake check yours too.

  156. madeinhawaii October 5, 2008 3:49 pm

    al… didn’t Monteih make TWO interceptions? That should also qualify him for tje running in the WAC athlete of the week race

  157. al October 5, 2008 3:57 pm

    true, but credit also goes to josh leonard and david veikune. had they not tipped the ball…..i felt he also misread some big plays as well.

    solly kept them focused inspite of the bashing they took from those two rb’s.

  158. FloridaTed October 5, 2008 4:05 pm


    You’re right, solly played a hugely impressive game, not just in stats, but he was the defensive glue, holding it all together. There were so many heros, it’s hard to single out just a few.


    you’re right, he had two, the second was huge.

  159. Jason October 5, 2008 4:08 pm

    That’s the word I was looking for — Solly was the glue that held that defense together.

  160. whitey October 5, 2008 4:20 pm

    al, kind of funny kine rule on dead ball in end zone. what if a player catches it in the end zone, then runs it back, dead ball or ball in play?? if that is the rule, ball is dead. no???

  161. bighilofan2 October 5, 2008 4:25 pm

    I’m still on a high after reading every single word on the front and back page of today’s HA. The picture of Satele hugging Inoke got me all choked up! The Warriors took up the whole pages. Now thats the kind of support I like to see us give the Warriors.

    Good job Ferd and ST.

    Go Warriors!!!!!

  162. Jason October 5, 2008 4:27 pm

    whitey: Can still catch and return, but if the receiving team just lets it land in the end zone, then dead ball. Not like the NFL, where it’s always a live ball. IDK, I’ve never liked that rule (the NCAA version) … 😛

  163. Rich2176 October 5, 2008 4:29 pm

    Hey All –

    Just got back from puppyland a few hours ago. It was extremely satisfying to send them to obedience school – AGAIN.

    Got to Fresno Friday afternoon and checked into the hotel. Rushed to the stadium for the walk-through. Started at 3 and was over by 3:30. I did manage to get there by 3:20, witness one play and Mac called it a day.

    Back at the hotel, many of the Warriors were sitting in the lobby chilling out with their families. Saw the new “IceMan” shirts from DK’s family. Icicles hanging from the numbers w/ “iceman” on the front – very classy & clever.

    After a little while, Inoke showed up and joined a group of about 10-15 players. He definitely had their utmost respect when he arrived. I almost thought they were going into prayer at one point. It was kind of chilling to see that much relaxed seriousness.

    I ran into Sol & Adam by the elevator. We spoke on the way up and they were very foccussed.

    I met several family members including – Mr/Mrs Estes & Grandma Betty, Spencer Smith’s aunt & uncle, Greg Salas’ mom & uncle. It’s really easy to understand why these players are are great kids.

    Okay, enough for this post…Game Post next…

  164. Maverick October 5, 2008 4:32 pm

    I hear ya.
    I can’t get enough of reading and video from last nights game.
    Watching it the second go around this am with our boys announcing was even provided me better perspective.
    Funny, that Fresno station that aired last night on Direct TV was replaying the game also with about 20 minute difference from K5’s.

  165. Hilorain October 5, 2008 4:39 pm

    To show good faith and good p.r., I think Oceanic should pro rate the missing minutes from the telecast based on the the respective prices that were paid to them and refund those amounts to all concerened. Wouldn’t this be fair to all who suscribe to the package or tose tht PPV?

  166. Rich2176 October 5, 2008 5:01 pm

    Game Day –

    Got to the tailgate and ran straight to the “$10 for all the beer you can drink cups”. Managed to pound down 6 or 7 24 oz cups before they ran out….oh well…it was enough during 11/2 hrs. Met up w/ Ronnie, Rob and friend Julia. Finally presented Ronnie with her “Colt for Heisman” dvd which has several thousand frequent flyer miles…Met up w/ several bloggers, JD, and ST who was talking w/ Chancellor Hinshaw. (She’s an amazing woman – it was her idea for the cheerleaders to make the trip!! It worked…lol).

    Remember I had predicted a UH victory earlier in the week? JD had the same feeling. We spoke after the game as he was driving back to Orange County and said the only thing keeping him in his seat was the seat belt. That victory last night was HUGE for both the football program and the University.

    Managed to find our seats and Rob & Ronnie were sitting behind me. All I’ll say is that I still have a very weak voice from screaming and yelling for 60 minutes plus OT, as I’m sure they do also. We had a blast all game long being as loud as possible. At one point, Margo asked me to “quiet” down. (It was when I was yelling BS on a couple of phantom calls that went for the home team.) Okay, with all the beer, it’s really hard to estimate vocal volume – But I wasn’t drunk! Oh well….

    The Fresno fans started to get a little pesky in the 4th qtr as the game was tied up. But shut up quickly when they missed 3 FGs (one at the end of the game and the two in OT). (BTW, Margo, our niece and I went to a winery yesterday before the game. The woman who was conducting the tasting mentioned the Fresno kicker was awful. She was right. The funny thing about her was that she was in her mid 20’s, had several facial piercings, and didn’t really look like a football fan….)

    About 1 am I called ST to see if he was back at the hotel yet. He said he’d be done in 15 min. and wanted to know if I wanted to grab a bite. I went outside and ran into Bobby Curran and RK. We talked about the game while waiting for ST and “Ferd” to pick me up. Neither one of them could believe there were ZERO penalties called on the home team.

    Pat Hill asked Mac to have the team refrain from the post-game ha’a. The reason was for fan safety, so instead, the players stomped on the puppy at mid-field. I’ve got video of the players running on the field after the winning FG, and will forward to chawan_cut to post.

    Oh, eating chicken fried steak at 2 am in Fresno seems like the right thing to do after a Warrior Victory!!!

  167. d1島: October 5, 2008 5:05 pm

    Still well within the 48-hour rule after having watched the replay and now in the midst of transferring it for posterity onto a permanent media.
    Sad to hear about the in-person experience of those in Fresno. Really considering sending correspondence myself.
    Some concerns about the team still in my mind but those things can wait another 24 hours or so.
    For now…it’s all good! 😀

  168. chawan_cut October 5, 2008 5:08 pm

    my email is chawan_cut at
    we’ll figure out how to get your video up.
    did you get the logo stomping by chance?
    rob or ronnie mentioned that yesterday. i’m pretty sure that didn’t sit well with the fresno fans that were still actually there.

  169. d1島: October 5, 2008 5:09 pm

    Florida Ted,

    Good for you in showing lots of restraint to our “friend” earlier today. I’m not sure I would have been as patient.
    Having met you in person, I know there was much lost in that poster’s “translation” 😉

  170. Rich2176 October 5, 2008 5:18 pm

    C_C – I’ll figure out how to get the file to you tomorrow. I probably have the “stomping”, but my batteries died and I haven’t had a chance to look at the memory stick yet.

    Oh, as for poor Fresno fan sportsmanship – At half-time as I was walking to the mens room, two really drunk punks were talking about the game. One of them noticed my Warrior t-shirt, bumped into me and said to his buddy “I can’t believe we’re losing to these Warrior p…..sies.” Then he stared at me. Of course, I ignored him, so I got bumped again, and he said it louder. I stopped and let them stagger alone…The point is, doesn’t matter if you’re winning or losing, some drunk will always be looking for trouble. Overall, most of the Fresno fans were fine.

  171. chawan_cut October 5, 2008 5:27 pm

    ok, will do. its not really too hard to upload to youtube either. just gotta sign up for an account. shoot me an email tomorrow.

    and someone else got a recording up of the emmy winning actor kicker of theirs….

    and speaking of drunk fools, at the sugar bowl, in the dome, most of the georgia fans were fine (because they were blowing us out). i went to the bathroom and there was a similar drunk ready to fall over. he was standing next to me and talking trash. i was like, WTH??? don’t talk to me. after he was done, he kept talking. in my face. and in all of the hawaii fans faces. we all didn’t want to hear it. he wanted to fight someone. i had to push him off and tell him to get out of there. he was surrounded by all green. i told him, don’t you see where you are? get out of here. he finally stumbled out. i never get mad or upset, but that guy was too much. he would’ve gotten a huge beating if not.

  172. wafan October 5, 2008 5:31 pm

    I have a feeling the UW and WSU fans will be silent tomorrow. No growling and growling. Perhaps just whimpers and faint mewing.

    One of the WSU alum’s lost a bet and has to wear a Warrior shirt one day the week of the game. That will be a good one. I will give him a chance to redeem himself, though. I want to keep this light and fun.

    Florida Ted . . .

    You showed quite a bit of restraint when that person slandered you. Bravo!

  173. Stretch October 5, 2008 5:48 pm

    i had to push him off and tell him to get out of there

    wow, you might not be so lame after all… nah, your still lame.

  174. haa haa October 5, 2008 5:51 pm

    the pregame runout from the tunnel needs to be managed. the san jose st team took offense and carried it onto the field with trash talking and underhanded techniques. the zebra’s saw our reaction but not the cause for it. selective sight similar to what we had in fresno.
    auwe to all the football fever picks this past week ie kekaula, takes fresno over hawaii along with his counter part curran. whats up wit dat?
    go warriors!

  175. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc October 5, 2008 5:56 pm

    VERY MUCH OFF-TOPIC – but really funny. That’s Queen Latifah in the middle.

    How about a Tina Gey two-fer in doing an Evil Twins bit?

  176. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc October 5, 2008 6:01 pm

    Whoops!!! Tina FEY

  177. Pauoa Boy October 5, 2008 6:21 pm

    Howzit wish I could’ve been at the game you guys. Das okay maybe next time as I had to tend to my wife since her grandfather passed. Anyway, I love those kine punks…garrans if I was there would have had rumble…so maybe was a good thing I never go. My good friend is a die-hard Fresno fan so I called him after I heard the boys won to rub it in his face and bruddah sounded like he was crying on the phone poor thing haha! Anyway, hopefully can make to Boise game I shooting for dat one.


    UH – 37 Loseana Tech – 17

  178. FloridaTed October 5, 2008 6:23 pm

    d1, wafan,

    Thanks. Two things I’m sure about, who I am and never feed a troll, lol.

  179. Rich2176 October 5, 2008 6:26 pm

    PB –

    No time for punks. Too old! I’m sure a lot of folks lost plenty money yesterday. It was SWEET VICTORY.

    I’ll see you in Boise. My arm got twisted to go….LOL

  180. Pauoa Boy October 5, 2008 6:35 pm

    LOL no tell me Ronnie put the head lock on you, ah? Nah, I know what you mean about the punks, I dunno if I would have been able to hold my composure though…a little love tap back wouldn’t hurt though… 😉 🙂

  181. FloridaTed October 5, 2008 6:36 pm

    We have to be very careful with the refs when we go to Boise, especially if they’re still undefeated by then. The WAC will try and give us the same shaft to protect their BCS babies.

    The next week of practice and the LaTech game will tell us a lot where the Warriors are going the rest of the season with the offense. I still hope the other QB’s will get plenty reps, all it takes is one play and they’re needed and we must keep this momentum.

    As valiant as Funaki played, I still would like to see Graunke play one full game, healthy and uninjured, just to compare, besides, it’s his last year and despite his foibles, he’s put in 4 1/2 years into the program.

  182. Rich2176 October 5, 2008 6:40 pm

    PB – Condolences to your family!!

    Just sent you a couple of pics from the game. Let me know if you don’t get them. PB31 at yahoo?

  183. Pauoa Boy October 5, 2008 6:40 pm


    Howzit, would like to see Graunke play a full game, uninjured and having full reps in practice. Funaki is my boy and glad he got us the win but I feel both he and Graunke need to carry the team this year. Both have put in the time and both deserve to play. Graunke when healthy does run the offense a little smoother than Funaki, but I knew Coach Rolo would adjust the offense for Funaki’s abilities. Regardless I would think they are both co-#1’s at QB. Wonder if either Rausch or Alexander has a redshirt year? Anyway, on to LOSEANA…

  184. Pauoa Boy October 5, 2008 6:44 pm


    Got em, mahalos. haha. Funny that final score still got the puppy on it looking like he’s about to cry and whine…

  185. Pauoa Boy October 5, 2008 6:47 pm

    Anyway, I’m about to crash, catch you guys manyanaz, driving 13 hours in the rain frikkin sucks arse!

  186. Rich2176 October 5, 2008 6:48 pm

    PB – I noticed the same thing. I’ve already sent them to SteveM for his website for all to see.

    My camera batteries won’t hold a charge – couple of videos and a few pics, then poof…At least I got the scoreboard!

  187. FloridaTed October 5, 2008 6:57 pm

    Pauoa Boy,

    Actually, as I’ve said earlier, with those two I wouldn’t mind a two QB system, we could really confuse some defenses, lol.

  188. whitey October 5, 2008 7:17 pm

    Fl Ted, i think you and i are thinking about the same WAC conspiracy to insure either Fresno or Boise get to the BCS. The refs at Fresno were “homers” and everyone who watched the game knows it. Going to see how Benson weasels his way out of this one.

  189. chawan_cut October 5, 2008 7:31 pm

    thanks! i think… don’t let the ladies hear you.

    and for those of you that missed it, hopefully this will undo part of the lameness.
    here’s the OT in its entirety

    and here’s tonight’s news. good to hear the excitement and joy in our player’s voices again.

  190. koakane™ October 5, 2008 7:38 pm

    good evening tsaiko country hope everyone had a good day. after the terrific win last night nothing could spoil the day afta.

    again my kudos to UH team and dem coaches for a brilliant game. worked out well. 😆

    to my tsaiko companions yesterday we had a great time at Murphy’s considering we miss around 5 minutes. but no matter the outcome was fantastic. :mrgreen:

    I was joking with Murph about having happy hour till the video goes on but he wasn’t buying dat idea. if they reimburse the pay per view buyer shouldn’t the customers be given a break also. fuuuud for thought. 🙄

  191. FloridaTed October 5, 2008 7:41 pm


    I wouldn’t call it an outright conspiracy, more like an unspoken wink, wink kind of thing. Whatever it is, it’s definately a factor. When Boise played us, we were the undefeated ones, so they called a clean game, but if Boise is undefeated by the time we play them, look out.

  192. Kazz October 5, 2008 7:44 pm


    October 5th, 2008 at 2:50 pm
    Has anyone noticed that some of the players are losing or running right out of their footwear during the game? In the extreme case, it cost us a timeout.

    Is it because of the UA shoes?

    It also helped give Fresno State gain big yardage following a big reception. I believe E-Rob or Calvin Roberts’ shoe came off during the pursuit of Bear Pascoe.

    I hope it’s not and if it is a problem I hope the players are speaking up and relaying the issues to the equipment managers which in turn will relay info to Under Armour.

  193. FloridaTed October 5, 2008 7:47 pm


    For some reason I can’t get the video to work. I just get a white square.

  194. FloridaTed October 5, 2008 7:51 pm

    Jeez, that would be nuts if the players can’t keep their shoes on because of faulty equipment from UA. Say it ain’t so…

  195. Ralph October 5, 2008 7:52 pm

    the warriors aren’t the only team wearing UA footwear and its not a problem elsewhere or we would have heard about long ago. our boys got to strap it on properly and many also have tape wrapped around the shoes and their ankle-more linemen than the speed positions but for those losing their shoes start using tape if they can’t tie their shoe laces properly.

  196. d1島: October 5, 2008 8:06 pm


    All right, another Road Tsaiko for Boise!

    Hmmm…checked airfares. HNL-PDX now as low as $309…

    ahem, any engineers out there?
    All aboooo-aard!

  197. Stretch October 5, 2008 8:15 pm

    My arm was feeling a little sore and what do I read when I check the blog?? d1 twisting arms…..

  198. bighilofan2 October 5, 2008 8:19 pm


    thank you so much for tonight’s news!!!!

    you right about the tapes on the shoes. gotta do what you gotta do.

    Boy, sure is nice to see da boyz all smiling.

    and Graunke, keep making your moves in practice and in the classes. Get a degree, that’s number one. Getting on the field, that’s number one too.

    But for Inoke, 7 years to get to that good good feeling, everybody deserves a good good feeling.
    Graunke had a few last year. He’ll get some more, whether its here or in life. My hat is off to him for being a part of us. I hope he gets another chance this year too. But whatever, that’s karma. And it is also hard work. Like life!



    The bradda plays for us, for Hawaii!! He said so!!!

    Go Warriors!!!!!

  199. bighilofan2 October 5, 2008 8:25 pm

    Don’t get me wrong. I love all our Warriors. Wherever they’re from. Its just that Inoke said he plays for Hawaii. He was meaning all of us. Gives me chicken skin to hear that he talks like that.

    Go Warriors!!!

  200. bighilofan2 October 5, 2008 8:27 pm

    when’s the game? maybe get chance fo fly outta Kona R/T for fares like that.

  201. bighilofan2 October 5, 2008 8:28 pm

    How long going take fo drive to BS from PDX?

  202. Stretch October 5, 2008 8:33 pm

    BHF2 – better to take the flight. drive time might be about 7 hours

  203. Mei Ling October 5, 2008 8:43 pm

    Alohaz! Watched the game at Genji w/ SteveM, Peaches, theyhateme (?), JaM & Bree. Now I know why you guys go there.

    Great game! Can’t wait till this weekend’s home game. See y’all dere.


  204. d1島: October 5, 2008 9:02 pm

    No twist arms; only one arm at a time….


    Game is on Friday.
    Yeah, too long fo’ drive. catch small plane like Horizon/Alaska.

    $309 fare is on NWA(dot)com to PDX

  205. d1島: October 5, 2008 9:04 pm

    We go fo’ da watercress! 😆

  206. bighilofan2 October 5, 2008 9:12 pm



  207. cocobean October 5, 2008 9:12 pm

    Solly was clearly the game’s defensive MVP. Mouton was theunsung hero. He had one tackle for the game but his responsiblility was to shut down their play action game. He did a great job, no big plays for Fresno’s WRs.

  208. d1島: October 5, 2008 9:15 pm

    No big plays that didn’t involve “help” from the Back Judge 👿

  209. d1島: October 5, 2008 9:17 pm

    lillo problem…
    all da cheap seats to BOI stay gone!
    Cost about $200 😯 fo’ get to/from Portland now!

  210. bighilofan2 October 5, 2008 9:20 pm


    i’m on it my bradda. got my cheaptickets search going right now from kona to boise r/t. just hope i got da right Friday. heh heh

    i still celebrating……

    Go Warriors….

  211. Jason October 5, 2008 9:25 pm

    Pauoa Boy: Neither have redshirt years.

    I think that’s why the coaches were so eager to push them in camp, try to see if they were ready. I was hopeful that they would be, cause they were working out in the summer and approaching the coaches for help. I thought they showed some glimpses during fall camp, but in the end, I guess they weren’t ready. Many of us, myself definitely included, might have been too quick to join their respective bandwagons, ignoring some of their weaknesses in the process. As the season started, it became a lot clearer that Tyler and Inoke would have to be the guys to lead this team.

  212. d1島: October 5, 2008 9:29 pm


    Friday, 10/17. 🙂

    If you end up considering driving from Portland, Stretch is right. It is about a 6.5 – 7 hour drive.
    I’ve driven that route before although not in one shot. It’s not a bad drive; good 4-lane highway all the way.
    (Get one casino about halfway 😉 If dat kine interests you.)

  213. al October 5, 2008 9:52 pm

    d1, bighilo

    bsu tickets are a hot item right now.

  214. al October 5, 2008 9:54 pm

    stub hub for example is at 82 bucks and up.

  215. cocobean October 5, 2008 10:07 pm

    RE: QBs / Coaches

    Graunke should have been the Man but everyone knows the soap opera drama surrounding him starting in Feb. This deep into the season, the coaches got to consider his over all health(his throwing hand), his overall conditioning(missed the off season program and summer camp), the number of practice and game reps, and his standing with the players in terms of leadership.
    Inoke is still a square peg in a round hole. The coaches are trying to round him out(work on his throwing motion and quicker reads) while squaring the O a bit to take advantage of his natural abilities.
    The JCs have the biggest arms but are unproven. They are the least mobile, which this year is an issue. The O line has been leaky to say the least. They have given up about 18 sacks in the four D1 games. Tyler gets rid of the ball quickly while Inoke has escaped many times. Are the JCs capable of either.
    Ron Lee, Rolo and Mack have the responsiblity of picking the starter and coming up with a game plan. Since I’m a retired armchair QB, I leave those decision to the coaches, but who would you pick?

  216. al October 5, 2008 10:15 pm

    obviously, inoke now gives us the best opportunity to suceed. had we not had those “holding” calls we may have scored another 10 pts. had washingtion caught that ball which bounced off his helmet a drive would have been sustained. had salas not dropped that pass we would have scored the winning fg in regulation ala colt brennan era,

    put all these instances together and funaki would have been a hero in the colt brennan category.

    he deserves to start. i think with more reps and the monkey off of his back, inoke will get better every time out. i know that ron lee will develope the offense as each week goes by.

    graunke has all the tools, but, with his current injury, he is at least a month away from playing proficiently.

  217. Da Punchbowl Kid October 5, 2008 10:19 pm


  218. iwonderwhyiLuvbeingwrong October 5, 2008 10:20 pm

    evening tsaikos

    man still feeling good about that game. whew!…was it just me or were there a few passes from funaki that made me say “wait, i thought colt graduated?” haha. funaki did a killer job this week. great…no extraordinary improvement. keep it up Funaki.

    go warriors

  219. Da Punchbowl Kid October 5, 2008 10:20 pm


  220. FloridaTed October 5, 2008 10:25 pm

    Nobody seems to know what exactly the status of Graunkes hand/wrist situation is. Does anybody know what’s actually going on? There always seems to be more than we know.

    Good night, gang, see you tomorrow.

  221. madeinhawaii October 5, 2008 10:34 pm


    I think the monkey came off a lot of people’s back last night…

    Coach McMackin got his first D-1 victory as well as a lot of his assistant coaches.

    No more second guessing for the coaching staff. The players should all be buying into the new Warrior RnS now.

  222. al October 5, 2008 10:37 pm

    i believe that he jammed his thumb and then later hit a player’s helmet after releasing the ball.

    a jammed thumb would include ligament and tendon damage. not to mention some nerve damage. which would make it hard to grip a football. the bruise would also make it tough to hold a hand.

    he probably came back too quick.

    he probably could get all healed up with some ancient asian treatment. but, nobody listens.

  223. madeinhawaii October 5, 2008 10:42 pm

    After 9 years of JJ’s run and shoot, Inoke’s scrambling RnS might be just the ticket the Warrior’s needed to drive the rest of the WAC wacky. Our coaching staff has demonstrated that they have the flexibility to make the changes necessary in order to win games.

    The Warriors are coming into their own at a very opportune time. This new look that the Warriors are sporting is enough to send Boise and Nevada back to the drawing boards to figure out a whole new set of plays to stop the Warrior and to get pass the Warrior’s much improved Defense. They can’t assume it’s JJ’s RnS being rehashed and go by their past experiences with Hawaii. Problem is.. Boise has only two weeks.. Nevada three…

    We got chance!

  224. Kekoa October 5, 2008 10:54 pm

    Good to hear your take on things again M-I-H.

  225. jm2375 October 5, 2008 10:55 pm

    So, Kekoa, you wen restock da fridge or wat? 😀

  226. al October 5, 2008 11:19 pm


    this is true.
    i think though that la tech this week is just as huge. it is another must win situation..

  227. jm2375 October 5, 2008 11:19 pm

    Am I the only one here? Time to play!!! or maybe redecorate? hehehehe.

    *Put up bhf2’s bannah, move da furniture around* hmmm. what else?

    Oh well, nighty nite. Hasta manana.

  228. bighilofan2 October 5, 2008 11:23 pm

    Just saw da Mack show. great story on
    Michael Washington. Just rootin for dat kid. I am sending him and his family the best of vibes tonight.

    And da bestest line in da world to him:

    “Endeavor…. to perservere.” Chief in da movie
    The Outlaw Josey Wales.

    Go have a great life, Mike Washington. You’re living it right now… With Us. With Warrior Nation….

    Go Warriors!!!

  229. Kekoa October 5, 2008 11:49 pm

    My new strategy is working real well. I pretend I not paying attention and jm2375 goes away with minimum damage to da playhouse. Hehehe.

    Eh!…BHF come get your bananah before jm2375 use ’em fo wrap around her vertically challenged ego. I get leff ovah pie ala mode from Pride I can share wit you.

    Gunfunit dat girl, always taking my good slippah and leaving her cheap rubbah one from da dollah store.

  230. sjmacro October 5, 2008 11:49 pm

    bhf2: saw that Mike Washington piece too. Funny thing, myki ‘s 8 year old grandson had only a couple names that he wanted autographed on his football–Coach Mack, Dan Kelly and the #5 dude (his words). Got Mike’s last week before team left for Fresno. I guess he can sense talent and perseverance. BTW I had Tyler Graunke sign as a bonus since they share the same name.

  231. al October 5, 2008 11:51 pm

    tear jerker…

    what a life story. mike washington.
    coach mack show.

    did you know he has earned his speech degree in three years?

  232. Kekoa October 5, 2008 11:55 pm

    Curveball ~ Mission to munch Mexican kau kau for lunch is still on for 11:30! Meet you and the Mrs. there with our host back from his video session on the big island.

  233. sjmacro October 5, 2008 11:55 pm

    Warriors and coaches: have a good prep week for La Tech. Your uncle and aunty under tree #2 won’t be at practice this week. We’ll send the good vibes from Maui then be back to cheer at the game on Saturday.
    Go Warriors!!! Go Warriors!!!

  234. Kekoa October 5, 2008 11:59 pm

    Sjmacro ~ Yes! I remember seeing it that day. Lucky little boy to have caring grandparents to take care of helping him make memories. 😎

  235. Pomai October 6, 2008 12:13 am

    Pauoa Boy, LV wen beat you to da score.

    Next a win over LaTech for the homecoming
    27    –    21    GGma
    27    –    13    Unkanesson
    27    –    6    bighilofan2
    28    –    10    tommui
    31    –    21    Hawaiianbod
    34    –    28    wafan
    34    –    17    Pomai
    35    –    21    LizKauai
    35    –    17    Da Punchbowl Kid
    35    –    14    HiFlyer
    37    –    14    las vegas
    37    –    14    Pauoa Boy
    42    –    9    Kekoa
    48    –    17    mp
    63    –    12    homey

  236. bighilofan2 October 6, 2008 12:22 am

    okay, i’m hooked. i feel da Mike Washington vibe.
    an i feel ginlack and kia’s awesumnesses

    Pomai, hold da odda call.

    UH 35-cryingcoachteam 6

  237. bighilofan2 October 6, 2008 12:23 am

    nitey nite fo me. aloha sunday!

    Go Warriors!!!!

  238. Pomai October 6, 2008 12:32 am

    Can anyone explain? When we gave Alexander his scholarship with only two years to play two, did the coaches feel that he should be able to start right away? To me it doesn’t make to much sense to give a scholarship to someone that will at most have a year to play after learning the system. Now Brent I can see because he has 3 for 3. Doesn’t this just waste a scholarship that could have been given to a highschool guy that would have 4 or 5 years to play????

  239. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc October 6, 2008 2:27 am

    Sniff!! Wish I had the money to go to away games, but alas! Utility bills, car repairs, insurance co-pays, and rent take precedence.

    Actually, the Boise State game is the only one I’d enter into some serious negotiations with DaDebbilMan in order to see in person.

    We watched the Fresno game again tonight – slo-mos and re-petes – and think that Inoke has more than proven his ability to lead the team. Graunke has more star-power in his approach, but without a good hand, he is really handicapped.

    Although I agree that the officiating was at best questionable, I really don’t buy the notion that the WAC told The Stripes to make sure that HI bit it bigtime. If, on October 17, Boise State wins, it’ll be because they played better, smarter, faster, and harder – not because the officials took a dive in order to secure BCS money for the WAC.

    That game will probably be the best one Hawai`i will play this year.

    Off to bed – have to be on the road shortly after 7 am.

  240. TChahng [태한민국] October 6, 2008 3:00 am


    49 – 17

    First TD will be a run off the left side trap play by Pilares.

  241. Ronnie October 6, 2008 5:43 am

    Aloha Tsaiko Family!

    What a beautiful Monday it is today!

  242. Stretch October 6, 2008 5:50 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    As much as I want to enjoy the Fresno St win, it’s time to move on and prepare for La Tech!! It’s another big game to keep the momentum building through out the season.

  243. Ronnie October 6, 2008 6:01 am

    Committed Road Warrior –

    I’m glad you made it home ok. Yikes! Fresno to Palm Springs before you stopped…

    We were sitting in section 23, close to the isle by section 24. There was a group of guys closer to section 25 who were doing the “first down” cheer too. Where were you?

    And as to the Fresno fans, section 24 was pretty bad for the Hawai’i fans… surrounded by lots of red (necks – as well as shirts).

  244. Ronnie October 6, 2008 6:03 am

    Hi Stretch!

    I hear you about focusing on the next game… Homecoming against La-la Tech should be a great game!

  245. Loa October 6, 2008 6:13 am

    morning gang!

    Congrats to the Warriors and the coaching staff
    the boys played hard, coaches had em prepared and they executed when had to
    you knew the turnover numbers had to swing our way one of these days
    so happy for Inoke, as Coach Mack would probably say he’s one tough mother
    no personal fouls this week?

    Ronnie – “it another Warrior ……. ” instant classic!

    Stretch is right, we need to move on to the next opponent, and no forget what he did before the sugar bowl last year

  246. d1島: October 6, 2008 6:19 am

    Great Morning All!

    Just a little bit more time left under the 48-hour rule please? 🙂

    Ah, nevah mind! It’s Monday, erryboddy else gotta go back to work; da team might as well, too.

    Like I mentioned before, I think the trainers going be busy today ’cause that was a brutal game. Big kine hitting….
    Gotta get over that quick as well.

  247. djmitcho October 6, 2008 6:20 am

    Good Morning All! What a game saturday night. We got another serving of Bulldogs this week, but southern kind, maybe a gumbo.
    Hope everyone has a great week.

    Can’t wait til Boise.

  248. d1島: October 6, 2008 6:22 am

    Missed the Coach Mack show; will have to watch the replay tonight.

    Pondering the Na Koa lunch….

    But for now….
    Have a great day erryboddy. HiHo….

  249. Kekoa October 6, 2008 6:28 am

    Hi Ronnie!

    Glad to see you made it home safely from Fresno. I’ll bet you felt like a million bucks after the Warrior win! Well worth the planning and the effort of going there. Good for you ladies! Thanks for representing us at the ball game in true Tsaiko fashion.

    We looked real hard for your sign! We even started cheering at Murphy’s when we thought we saw your sign!

    Koakane drank his first beer and swore he saw your sign on the Bud Lite Beer TV commercial. Bwhahahaha!

  250. Kekoa October 6, 2008 6:34 am

    Good morning D-1, Loa, DJMitcho, and Stretch!

    So Stretch, Coach Mack show is on Wednesday this week, huh? Hmmm, I think I’ll make plans to go.

  251. djmitcho October 6, 2008 6:43 am

    Good morning to you too Kekoa. You know da guys on top da hill went crush da Monarchs because they can look down on da practice field so they know how for stop em. Hahaha!

  252. Kekoa October 6, 2008 6:53 am

    DJ ~ We try fo get along wit da buttahflys, but Koakane & James get all misty eyed wen dey hear us ring da bells of Kalihi. Den dey cannot even remembah da words to dere school song! Auwe!…dey end up singing one beer commercial instead! Bwahahaha!

  253. Ronnie October 6, 2008 6:56 am


    Did they even show the Hawai’i section? We did hold up the sign, but it was at the end of the game…

  254. djmitcho October 6, 2008 7:04 am

    Good ting I no can hear da bells ova hea on da mainland. Bumbye I become like James and Koakane.

  255. djmitcho October 6, 2008 7:05 am

    I didn’t see the UH section at all during da game. I looked really hard too.

  256. Kekoa October 6, 2008 7:22 am

    We actually saw other signs from groups of obvious Warrior fans. That’s why we were all pumped and ready to bust out the cheers!

    Then, at the end of the game, they kept the camera on Dan Kelly as he leapt over the wall and sprinted up the aisle to his gf and gave her a giant honi honi smacka! Another ESPN clip for their highlight reel!

    Sadly, we were deflated…Tsai!

    So send us one pitcha of da famous sign, so we’ll know what to look for in Boysee Town.

  257. Kekoa October 6, 2008 7:24 am

    DJ ~ Those 2 Pachukes been answering bells nobody else hears sometimes!

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