The hurry-up defense

Greg McMackin always has had a need for speed.
And, so, moving defensive end Francis Maka to defensive tackle fits in with a strategy McMackin has used repeatedly at UH.
When McMackin was hired as a defensive coordinator at UH in 1999, he realized he had little time to overhaul a defense that was a carryover from an 0-12 season. He improved speed by moving cornerbacks to safety, safeties to outside linebacker, outside linebackers to defensive end, and ends to defensive tackles. Without changing the roster, the overall defensive speed improved.
He continued that practice when he returned to UH as a defensive coordinator last year, moving John Fonoti from linebacker to defensive end,  Keao Monteilh from cornerback to safety, and using cornerback Ryan Mouton, the defense’s fastest player, as a nickelback.
For this season, he moved C.J. Allen-Jones to defensive end, and made Josh Leonard a permanent defensive tackle.
The latest move is Maka, who was recruited to UH as a linebacker.


  1. oxymoron November 6, 2008 9:14 am


  2. Kekoa November 6, 2008 9:14 am

    Aloha Nalani!
    Not sure if you saw my last post…

  3. djmitcho November 6, 2008 9:17 am


  4. djmitcho November 6, 2008 9:18 am

    With the weather here in Spokane, my decision to watch either the UH game or the Whitworth game is becoming clearer, unlike the weather.

  5. cheepono November 6, 2008 9:20 am


  6. Committed Road Warrior November 6, 2008 9:22 am

    How’s everyone doing?

    The weather’s finally cooling down in the desert….enough so that I gotta bust out the sweater for the first time since returning from Boise.

  7. kaimiloa November 6, 2008 9:22 am

    Top 10

  8. Nalani November 6, 2008 9:22 am

    Yup Kekoa. Saw it. Were you wanting me to put songs together? I dont think I have a good book with stuff like that.

  9. GMA Honey November 6, 2008 9:24 am

    Top 10?

  10. Kekoa November 6, 2008 9:24 am

    For an update on the Tsaiko Events schedule you can always click on this link:

  11. Nalani November 6, 2008 9:24 am

    (Sorry for the double post, but I put this up just before the old thread was ended….) Does this story remind anyone of our season?

    By Judy Marshall, Ph.D.
    (A Chinese/Zen Fable, as told by Judy Marshall)

    There once was an old farmer, who lived in a remote region of the mainland, where the terrain is rough and the villagers manage to eek out a meager existence only through hard work and the grace of God. One day someone left the gate open on the farmer’s pasture, and his only horse ran away. Now this was a very grave situation, indeed, as in these parts it is said that one horse is worth ten sons or the earnings of a lifetime. The villagers, hearing of this great loss, came to console the farmer. With pity in their eyes of those who are glad it did not happen to them, the villagers shook their heads and moaned in unison that the running off of a horse is a terrible thing. The farmer, who was very wise, accepted their consolations, and shaking his head, muttered calmly, “We’ll just wait and see.”

    Within a week the horse had returned, bringing with it three wild ponies of such magnificence only heard of in the ancient fables. The villagers all came to witness and marvel at these wondrous creatures, and some brought gifts in the hope of incurring favor as now the farmer was a very rich man. With envy in their eyes, the villagers applauded the farmer for his good fortune. But the farmer appeared unmoved, and showing neither pride nor excitement, accepted their blessings, stating calmly, “We’ll just wait and see.”

    Three days later, after the villagers had gone home, the farmer’s only son was out breaking in the new ponies. But their magnificence was matched by an unexpected strength, and the second pony threw and trampled the farmer’s son, leaving him near dead with two broken legs. There were tears in the old peasant’s eyes as he carried his child off the field. The son survived the critical period, and his bones were set, but as the villagers gathered to hear the news and lend support, the doctor could not pronounce if the son would ever walk again. With eyes like smug rodents whose faith in themselves is confirmed when ill fortune attends to a lucky man, the villagers shook their heads, lamenting what a tragedy had occurred for the farmer, who now had a cripple for a son. The old farmer thanked them for their concern and condolences, calmly saying, “We’ll just wait and see.”

    The farmer’s son did begin to recuperate, but it took a long time. The farmer was now poorer than ever, as he had no son to accompany him in the fields, and no one wanted to buy the ponies because they were afraid. Yet, by the help of occasional gifts and his own labor, he managed to gather just enough to feed his family, always giving the best of whatever he had to his son to encourage his recuperation. During this time the other villagers flourished as much as poor villagers can, and as those who are better off are wont to do, they were generous with their sympathy for the farmer for having a crippled child.

    For no reason that had anything to do with the village, the king from his palace far off in the capital city declared war on a neighboring country. That was how it came to be that in the spring, just as the old farmer’s son was taking his first steps, the government officials appeared with orders to conscript all the able-bodied young men into the army. The only son in the entire village who was not drafted was the old farmer’s.

    “How lucky you are, old man! We are sending our children, our very seed off to war, probably to die,” one or another of the villagers yelled out as they bade farewell to their departing sons. Full of tears, their eyes showed no particular emotion toward the farmer, so overcome were they with their own grief.

    The farmer watched the leave-taking, and his heart went out to the villagers as he was a kind and compassionate man. So, he answered softly, “We’ll just wait and see.”

  12. Kazz November 6, 2008 9:24 am

    Good mornin’ ya’ll…

    RE: Francis Maka.

    When I saw Maka I always thought he had the build for a DT anyway. Thinking about this makes me realize I shouldn’t have been surprised Quentin Beaver was asked to “drop a few” before re-joining the program.

  13. Nalani November 6, 2008 9:29 am

    Steve M – cool site you made. Thx!

  14. Southbay November 6, 2008 9:32 am

    I like the idea of putting Maka at DT for at least this game against pass-happy NMSU. Against power running teams – no. Against pass-happy teams – yes.

  15. Nalani November 6, 2008 9:35 am

    Quentin Beaver has the biggest calves I’ve ever seen

  16. Mei Ling November 6, 2008 9:39 am

    Hope moving Maka helps this weekend.


  17. LizKauai [Believer] November 6, 2008 9:45 am

    Nalani- that is one of my favorite anecdotes. Middle road is good!

  18. las vegas November 6, 2008 9:47 am

    Nalani, story day?
    As told to me by my mom

    In ancient Japan the lowly dog had only three legs,
    two in front and one in back.
    In spite of this handicap, dog worked hard guarding
    mankind and his property, he would also assist in the hunt
    in spite of his handicap.

    One day, one of the seven heavenly gods took notice of dogs
    hard work and decided to reward all canines.
    The god gave dog a fourth leg so that he may run faster and
    fight harder with great balance.

    To this day, the dog shows his appreciation to the gods by
    always lifting the gifted leg so he does not soil it when he pees.

  19. Bulla November 6, 2008 9:50 am


  20. las vegas November 6, 2008 9:59 am

    Pass rushing from the inside utilizes a different skillset than what a DE normally uses, I hope Maka got a lot of reps in a short time to prepare himself for battle in the trenches.

    However, I feel that Maka will adapt to DT much easier than being a LB in open space.

  21. Kazz November 6, 2008 10:04 am


    November 6th, 2008 at 9:35 am
    Quentin Beaver has the biggest calves I’ve ever seen.

    Quentin Beaver’s right calf muscle is worth 35 electoral votes.

  22. las vegas November 6, 2008 10:11 am

    Q.B.’s left calf muscle voted for Obama, hence the landslide victory.

  23. Stretch November 6, 2008 10:22 am

    Having more speed on defense has definately helped UH to put pressure on the QB’s and get runners on the outisde but I also think that is one of the reasons they have a hard time stopping the run up the middle. They have “smaller” guys there and we don’t have a big body to plug up the inside.

    That’s why I was surprised Fresno (among other teams) went away from running up the middle. They were having success but when they tried running outside the tackles, we were able to stop them.

  24. Uce5 November 6, 2008 10:23 am

    Then you haven’t seen many calves.

  25. Nalani November 6, 2008 10:26 am

    LasVegas – loved the story. Made me laugh.

    Speaking of calves, we used to joke in Na Leo that our back up band had the biggest calves (all stocky local guys) and that we hired them just so they would make our legs look skinnier on stage. Ha.

  26. Da Punchbowl Kid November 6, 2008 10:31 am

    Great story. That’s a good analogy to make.

    The project’s coming along fine, thanks.

    I have faith in what ever Coach Mac does to build the team. Keeping GA @ QB is a good start. Pilares needs to be used as much as possible. When are we going to see more of Q.B. I wonder.

  27. Da Punchbowl Kid November 6, 2008 10:36 am

    I can’t wait for the play when Funaki lines up at slot or RB, gets the ball, shows pass, freezes defenders and runs thirty yards for a TD. It could happen. We’ll just wait and see…

    Las Vegas-
    Your sage wisdom is surpassed only by your rugged good looks. 😆

  28. takoboy November 6, 2008 10:36 am

    hope da frogs give utah a beating 2nite. render their new black unis useless just like bama did 2 uga…

    damn the nfl network and whatever station shows mwc games, stuck w/ crap 2 watch 2day 🙁

  29. las vegas November 6, 2008 10:43 am

    I always thought that the reason for those big runs up the middle
    was because of the DTs aggressiveness and the team-wide speed
    that caused them to over pursue and/or bite on counter plays.

    I also thought the DL keyed on what the guards initially did at the snap a little too well and ended up out of position for a few bad luck plays.

  30. homey ♏ November 6, 2008 10:44 am

    I can just picture Quentin with 2 baby cows under his thighs.


    GO W A R R I O R S

  31. las vegas November 6, 2008 10:50 am

    Mr DPK,
    Belated but sincere congratulations to you and Sweety on your anniversary.

    Your post #27 Your sage wisdom is surpassed only by your rugged good looks

    not cool, a falsehood followed by a blatant lie.

  32. las vegas November 6, 2008 10:57 am

    Left over Oden
    Left over Lumpia
    Fresh Rice

    Left over Bitter Melon in Black Bean sauce
    Left over Bitter Melon in Chicken stock/French onion soup
    Mystery stuff
    Left over Rice

  33. NorthShoreFan November 6, 2008 10:58 am

    Aloha Everyone..Good day for reflection.
    Great story Nalani. Huge lesson there too.
    Las I know why my doggie does that! I will have more compassion when he “lifts his leg” in honor.! LMAO!
    Anyhoo, UH 27… dem odda guys 17
    Go Warriors!

  34. homey ♏ November 6, 2008 11:02 am

    Speed is good but you still gotta execute, know your assignment, be in position, wrap up the ball carrier, and make the tackle. Easier said than done so that’s why I said it.

    Anyone planning to go to Bay View a little early to try and hit golf balls?

  35. (Jesse) James November 6, 2008 11:03 am

    Good morning Tsaikos….gotta esme today…

    Good to hear the changeup on D. Hopefully, that will help this weekend.

    Also, belated conratulations to DPK and Sweety….


  36. FloridaTed November 6, 2008 11:03 am

    Morning, Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister.

    Maka sounds like a good move to me. He’s stronger than his 270 pounds may indicate, but has linebacker speed, which we’ve been lacking all season on the line edges.

  37. whitey November 6, 2008 11:05 am

    Good move Coach Mc. D starting to look more like the Steelers than the Niners (my team). Now if they can match the Steelers speed and pursuit, look out!!!

  38. Stretch November 6, 2008 11:06 am

    LV – thanks for clarification on that dog story, I always thought that 4th leg was there to help them go #2. It would be hard to balance on one back leg and concentrate at the same time.

  39. las vegas November 6, 2008 11:09 am

    Whitey san,
    That pineapple was kinda funny, like you said
    no more acid, not sure how to take it, but was ono.
    Almost had a aftertaste of peach!
    Looking forward to your next visit.

  40. Just Saying November 6, 2008 11:10 am

    I think Kazz has a “man crush” on Quentin Beaver. I know he’s mentioned Mr. Beaver on many occassions.

  41. homey ♏ November 6, 2008 11:11 am

    Nalani – The problem I have with that zen story is that the old man let’s time dictate destiny whereas the Warriors can control their own destiny. The Warriors can’t take the wait and see attitude. They need to…well we all know what they need to do.

    GO W A R R I O R S

  42. las vegas November 6, 2008 11:12 am

    Dogs no need concentrate, no hands to carry the newspaper anyway.
    Plus no such thing as one constipated dog.

  43. homey ♏ November 6, 2008 11:16 am

    lv – Let me tell you when I give my dogs beef soup bones filled with marrow they get constipated but in the long run it is mess that’s easy to clean up.

  44. FloridaTed November 6, 2008 11:18 am

    Hi, Nalani,

    I’m glad you’ve become a Tsaiko. My wife is an absolute fan of your group. The last 10 years we’ve lived on Maui, she made sure that we’d never miss one of your concerts and I always enjoyed taking her.

    I like your posts alot. Brings a nice perspective to the blog and your Aloha shines through in everything you say. We’ve lost a gigi, but we’ve gained a Nalani.

  45. Kona Girl November 6, 2008 11:23 am

    Stretch – funny you would say that. I was thinking the same thing because a few weeks ago my dog had a paw injury and couldn’t use her back paw. The first time she tried to go, she almost fell over. It was comical and sad at the same time until she finally figured it out. Wish I would have had the cam-corder for that moment!

    Nalani and Las Vegas…thanks for the stories…

    Aloha everyone…can’t wait for game day!!!

  46. las vegas November 6, 2008 11:24 am

    IDK about that beef marrow.
    Our babies eat mostly Pedigreed products.
    Almost everything that comes out reminds
    me of a warm, pliable tootsie roll bar.

  47. Da Punchbowl Kid November 6, 2008 11:25 am

    And the wise men of the blog ponder defensive speed and dog poop…

  48. delbull November 6, 2008 11:29 am

    last week we needed 11 cornerbacks on D. Maybe one of them would’ve gotten lucky and catch the USU QB!

  49. delbull November 6, 2008 11:29 am

    last week we needed 11 cornerbacks on D. Maybe one of them would’ve gotten lucky and catch the USU QB!

  50. Nalani November 6, 2008 11:29 am

    Thanks FloridaTed. Very nice.

    Homey, I thought the story spoke more to us fans than to the team. The team and the coaches gotta make stuff happen for SURE!!! But us fans maybe shouldn’t get so upset at the stuff we see as bad (losing to SJSU and some already want to fire Coach Mac?) and get so high at the stuff we see as good (ie beating Fresno and then shocked when we lose to Boise) because we don’t know what’s around the corner? That’s kind of how I took it.

  51. homey ♏ November 6, 2008 11:30 am

    lv – The bones are for cleaning their teeth, still sparkling white…hmmmm maybe jm#### should gnaw on some bones…JUST KIDDING!!!

    Tootsie roll huh, small kine dog.

  52. whitey November 6, 2008 11:31 am

    ok, time for big game at wailea emerald. too bad stretch got to do some marketing.

    las vegas, always my pleasure and will see you again in early dec.

    nalani, if kaipo get nothing to do on sat, going to watch the game at Starlite. boss lady said she going open for the game. was fun last week. if any maui tsaikos no more place to watch, come to starlite.


  53. LizKauai [Believer] November 6, 2008 11:32 am


    xs-homey… the story, the way I heard it, was more like – “how do you know it’s so good/bad?” Meaning, time will bring perspective.
    Kinda like when Pride. says about how you perceive yourself after a win/loss -vs- how things really are.

    ahhh. we dunno nuttin. We jes do our bes’!

    btw- pls start calling me M-Liz… the XL is getting too big and I need to slim down…


  54. homey ♏ November 6, 2008 11:36 am

    Nalani – oh! That perspective! Well in that case you are spot on! You know me, I take the team perspective from the coaches and players. No wonder why my wife says, well many people say, that I think weird.

  55. Garret November 6, 2008 11:41 am

    Interesting that this paper says that the UH win and close loss to Fresno State isn’t enough to save Utah State coach Brent Guy’s job…they also have to win or stay close to BSU on Saturday.

    The Aggies are looking for a win, if not a quality loss, against the Broncos. Critics of Utah State have called for Guy’s resignation after four consecutive seasons with poor results, 8-37 to be exact. But win and close games may bring those critics to give Guy one more season.

    “I think that being able to compete and play with Fresno like we did two weeks ago,” Guy said, “and to beat Hawaii with the number of injuries that we’ve had and the number of young guys that are having to play probably says more about where we are in the program and if we are making strides that beating a team that won the WAC last year… I think that the talent level has improved each year.”

  56. Garret November 6, 2008 11:42 am

    las vegas,

    Funny story about the dog! Trouble is, female dogs don’t lift their leg to pee…

  57. homey ♏ November 6, 2008 11:42 am

    XLiz – okay, I will call you MLiz from now on, if I remember. The xs-homey name isn’t doing anything for me since I gained another couple pounds…

    About that story, I like your version too! I just took it as a wait and see thing by the team instead of taking things into their own hands. I guess once a competitor always a competitor…That’s why I’m gonna go to Toy’s R Us and buy me a new set of Playskool golf clubs and kick some butt on Saturday!

  58. Garret November 6, 2008 11:43 am

    I know that this news made Bulla and the Best happy.

    Weber State University head football coach, Ron McBride, has accepted a new four-year contract to coach the Wildcats through the 2012 season.

  59. Garret November 6, 2008 11:46 am

    Ball State is seriously hoping for a BCS spot. With all of the attention that BSU, Utah, etc. have gotten, it would be surprising if every of those teams lost a game and Ball State somehow got into a BCS game. A *MAC* team.

    If Ball State somehow got into the top 12 of the BCS rankings, then they could be picked for the 2nd spot for a non-BCS conference team (assuming that BCS conference teams couldn’t fill all the spots) even if another team like BSU or Utah was ranked ahead of them.

    With each win Ball State University’s chances of receiving a BCS bowl bid have become more of a reality. On Wednesday Ball State took another step toward the bowl bid but not just because they improved to 9-0 with a 45-14 win against Northern Illinois University.

    Larry Gautier, a representative for the Orange Bowl, attended the game. The Orange Bowl is played every January 1st in Miami and one of six bowls that carry the BCS tag.

    In the latest BCS Standings, Ball State is No. 17, five spots from being in the top 12, which is required to get an automatic BCS bowl bid. The Cardinals are the fifth highest ranked team not from a BCS conference.

    The top ranked team gets the automatic bid but after that any team in the top 12 is eligible for an at-large bid. The Orange Bowl has an at-large selection this year.

    Gautier said any team in the eligible pool at season end will be considered regardless of the conference the team belongs to.

    Being in the Midwest will help Ball State in the Orange Bowl consideration, Gautier said.

  60. homey ♏ November 6, 2008 11:46 am

    Garret – My female dog lifts her rear leg if she shishi’s next to a pole, tree, hydrant, bush, trash can…I suppose it’s so that she can be accurate and shishi directly on the spot she smelled.

  61. Garret November 6, 2008 11:48 am

    El Paso Times has a feature on the Warriors.

    In all of major college football, no team in the United States of America is farther from El Paso than the University of Hawaii.

    Except this week, when the Rainbow Warriors moved their operation 3,225 miles east to the Mariott and high school fields around El Paso.

    “I lived out in Lubbock for a few years (as an assistant coach at Texas Tech), and I feel very comfortable here,” Hawaii head coach Greg McMackin said. “We thought this would be a good place because of the weather, and (UTEP coach) Mike Price is a great friend.

    “This saves us a lot of time traveling.”

  62. Garret November 6, 2008 11:49 am


    Wow, Katie never lifts her leg…growing up I only had male dogs, so my only experience taking care of a female dog is Katie.

  63. Kekoa November 6, 2008 11:49 am

    Nalani ~ I’m back in da hale waiting for a noon time conference call with ‘my people.’

    I meant to say that we – as a group – can sort thru the Karaoke song book and pick out song titles that we think would be fun to sing at da Cabana T-gates. I can then put the song sheets together at home where I have them all on file.

  64. Garret November 6, 2008 11:50 am

    It is great that coach Malloe and his wife get to spend a week in El Paso, especially since he had to leave for Hawaii so suddenly after he took the job.

    Defensive tackles coach and special-teams coordinator Ikaika Malloe coached here at UTEP for four years before returning to his home state this year.

    “I’m pretty excited, especially with coach Price allowing us to use these facilities,” said Malloe, whose wife Tara also made the trip. “I’ve been looking forward to coming back and seeing my friends, all the coaches. I always loved El Paso. It kind of has a similar culture.

    “I’m overwhelmed to be back right now.”

  65. Garret November 6, 2008 11:53 am

    Ceremony to honor military personnel and their families will take place during halftime of the UH-NMSU game.

    Final details were worked out Wednesday for an Army Community Covenant signing ceremony that will be conducted at halftime of Saturday’s college football game between the University of Hawaii and NMSU. City, county, NMSU, state, congressional, WSMR and Holloman Air Force Base officials are anticipated to participate in the ceremony, which formally endorses support of the military within the community.

    Military personnel from WSMR and Holloman, and their families, have been invited to the game, as have city and county veterans who have participated or will participate in the Honor Flight program, which flies veterans free of charge to Washington, D.C. to see the World War II Monument. NMSU ROTC cadets will be collecting donations at Saturday’s game to help offset costs of the next Honor Flight trip, scheduled in May.

    A flyover of an F-22A Raptor, America’s newest fighter plane, and two F-4 fighters is scheduled immediately after the playing of the National Anthem, just before the game, which begins at 2 p.m. Saturday.

  66. Garret November 6, 2008 11:53 am

    Note on Bess.

    Davone Bess is an undrafted rookie playing a key role as a third-down slot receiver.

  67. Garret November 6, 2008 11:55 am

    I’m going to search for RGM news now. It appears that his team lost their last game, but RGM was one of the few players who did well in the game. The rest of the team apparently took their low-rated opponent lightly.

    “Maybe we had a false sense of security,” murmurred a mystified Simon. “Maybe because we knew they wouldn’t use all their starters. At least, that’s how we played.”

    Outside of slippery running back Stefan Logan, who must’ve been doused in baby oil prior to kickoff, and rookie wideout Ryan Grice-Mullen, B.C. seemed oddly lacking in inspiration.

  68. homey ♏ November 6, 2008 11:56 am

    Garret – Must be because my dog is taller and bigger and just doesn’t fit well next to a tree or pole. Or maybe she has male tendencies? You know, something like James where he likes to sometimes sit on a toilet to shishi.

  69. Garret November 6, 2008 11:57 am

    RGM took a short pass, broke a few tackles, and turned it into a 67-yard TD…we saw him do that with UH and it is great that he did that in the CFL! That is a way to open some eyes of the scouts.

    Lions WR Ryan Grice-Mullen shook off a pair of tackles and turned a short reception into a 67-yard touchdown.

  70. Garret November 6, 2008 11:59 am

    More praise for RGM–he sure put up good stats in his last game! It looks like the Vancouver Sun used a nickname for RGM that I hadn’t seen before.

    In fact, it it weren’t for Logan and another first-year player, 22-year-old wide receiver Ryan Grice-Mullen, the Lions wouldn’t have had much offence at all. Grice Lightning scored on a dazzling 67-yard pass and run play down the sidelines and finished with five catches for 113 yards. Together, Logan and Grice-Mullen produced 339 yards of the Lions’ total of 449 net yards.

    “He’s an explosive guy,” Lions quarterback Buck Pierce said of Grice-Mullen. “You like to give him the ball and see what he can do with it.”

  71. Garret November 6, 2008 12:00 pm

    It is sad that the loss for RGM’s team cost them home field advantage in the playoffs.

    Needing to win the game to secure a home playoff game next week, the Lions (11-7) came up short in front of an announced crowd of 30,275 fans at McMahon Stadium. B. C. will now travel to Regina next Saturday to face the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the West Division semifinal.

    “We didn’t deserve to win this game,” said B. C. slotback Geroy Simon. “We played terrible and it shows and (now) we’re going to Saskatchewan.”

  72. Garret November 6, 2008 12:01 pm

    RGM’s coach talked about his big game.

    Buono said the breakout game for newcomer receiver Ryan Grice-Mullen – five catches for 113 yards and a TD – pleased him, but didn’t surprise him. “We knew from practice he had great speed.”

  73. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 6, 2008 12:02 pm

    Late Good Morning to All:

    A quick medical update: DrDoc has been moved out of ICU and back into the general medical wing at Kaiser; however, he still has an irregular heart beat so I don’t know what will be happening next.

    Things would be easier if the closest family member were 50 miles instead of 5,000 miles away. Trying to deal with a sick dog, an elderly cat, a 20-year-old car which has a new ailment every week, ticked-off neighbors who don’t like our over-grown yard & have filed a complaint with our landlord, and making sure that my clients are satisfied with my work keeps me running at high speed.

    Anyhow – back to sports – give a shout-olut this afternoon for the Wahine volleyball team: Hawaii at Boise State 3:45 pm 1420-AM. See Ferd’s column for what’s at stake.

    As for the football team, que sera, sera. The players and the coaches know what has to be done and who’s available to do it. Sideline sitters, press box pundits, and Monday Morning quarterbacks are not part of the team.

    See you much much later.

  74. Garret November 6, 2008 12:06 pm

    Okay, that is the last of the articles I can find about RGM that I hadn’t already posted before. Congratulations to him for earning his spot with his big game! RGM was signed during a period of time where CFL teams had 2 extra spots on their practice roster, and those extra roster spots lasted only 2 weeks. So, within those 2 weeks he had to prove he was better than the players on their active roster. He did that in the two weeks of practice–I’m glad he was healthy, since if he was injured they would have just cut him.

    Then, when they moved RGM to the active roster, the papers said that it was just for the rest of the regular season, and one of the injured players would be back for the playoffs and RGM would be let go then. However, he’s done so well that now he’ll be on their playoff roster and getting playing time!

    So, congratulations to RGM for *earning* his roster spot the hard way! Remember, each CFL team only has a limited number of spots for non-Canadians, so US citizens have to be much better than the Canadian alternatives to get a spot. And RGM didn’t have training camp or 2/3 of the season to be with the team, but they will be using him in the playoffs.

  75. Garret November 6, 2008 12:09 pm

    I’m going back to work now. I just got back from my lunch and wanted to post.

    By the way, I *love* it when Lori gets mystery shopping jobs for restaurants. My job today was to drive her to the restaurant and EAT. We went to an Italian place and our food will be reimbursed plus we get an additional $7 after Lori writes the report. Plus, I brought home a large pizza that is being reimbursed! Free lunch and free pizza…

  76. Kazz November 6, 2008 12:16 pm


    November 6th, 2008 at 11:41 am
    Interesting that this paper says that the UH win and close loss to Fresno State isn’t enough to save Utah State coach Brent Guy’s job…they also have to win or stay close to BSU on Saturday.

    Wow… well it was nice knowing Coach Guy then…

  77. Mei Ling November 6, 2008 12:46 pm


    Mahalo for the news on RGM. Great to hear he’s standing out in the CFL. Sure hope teams in the US are scoping him out.

    Liz, we could address you as MsLiz…

  78. shyloh November 6, 2008 1:30 pm

    Is there anymore Warriors or local players in the CFL?

  79. LizKauai [Believer] November 6, 2008 1:32 pm

    Mei Ling- purrrfect! Medium-small Liz – bwahahaha! Power of positive thought.
    I’m due for a good cleansing diet after FB season- too hard not to pig out at the T-gate. Otherwise, I would have to join bulla on the watercress line… sheesh!

    Can’t wait to see HeinekinHealer again!

  80. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 1:35 pm

    I clicked on one of the banner above and found out the Physical Trainability Test for becoming a police person is:

    1. Run a course on a basketball court in 21.6 seconds or less (appox. 180 ft)
    2. Bench press 68% of your body weight one time
    3. Run 300 meters in 82.8 seconds or less
    4. Run 1.5 miles in 21 minutes or less


  81. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 1:37 pm

    Isn’t Timmy Chang still playing?

  82. Stretch November 6, 2008 1:37 pm

    homey – is that before or after the mental test??

  83. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 1:39 pm

    Stretch – before.

  84. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 1:42 pm

    There’s no Physical Trainability Test for a radio dispatcher!!!

  85. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 1:47 pm

    Wow, there’s a ‘Tizer blog with more comments than the WB blog! Okay, it started just after midnight but still yet…

  86. Stretch November 6, 2008 1:59 pm

    I think ST has been taking a vacation these past few days. No more football team to follow, no more articles to write, only one class to teach today.

  87. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 2:05 pm

    ST should’ve done a bio on someone…or bring in a redshirt for a blog interview…or provide some stats on potential future Warriors…or post some pictures of the Rainbow Dancers…

  88. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 2:09 pm

    “Hey, the offensive linemen are the biggest guys on the field, they’re bigger than everybody else, and that’s what makes them the biggest guys on the field.”

    John Madden

  89. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 2:12 pm

    “Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser.”

    Vince Lombardi

  90. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 2:17 pm

    “It’s not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.”

    Bear Bryant

  91. Da Punchbowl Kid November 6, 2008 2:18 pm

    “We’re ALL winners here today.”

  92. Da Punchbowl Kid November 6, 2008 2:19 pm

    Or not; it depends on who ya ask I ‘spose…

  93. Jay November 6, 2008 2:20 pm

    Aloha Tsaikos,

    Since we’re on the subject of the rainbow dancers/cheerleaders. I must be getting older because they look too young. I’d like some pics to be sure 😉

    Anyway, good to see some changes and we’ll wait and see what comes.

  94. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 2:22 pm

    “On the road we’re somebody else’s guests – and we play in a way that they’re not going to forget we visited them.”

    Knute Rockne

  95. bighilofan2 November 6, 2008 2:26 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos again.

    Koakane, yu 2 funny!

    who wuz it dat said “say sumtin good about da nipple rings. cudda been AJoe. 😀 ii no wuz not me. 😀 i’ll think of that when i ttsee yu at da next tgate makin a play on my JUGS, maybe i’ll flash.. nah nah nah. heh heh heh 😛

  96. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 2:27 pm

    “I don’t believe in team motivation. I believe in getting a team prepared so it knows it will have the necessary confidence when it steps on a field and be prepared to play a good game.”

    Tom Landry

  97. (Jesse) James November 6, 2008 2:34 pm

    “I’ve found that prayers work best when you have big players.”
    -Knute Rockne

  98. (Jesse) James November 6, 2008 2:34 pm

    “Football is a game played with arms, legs and shoulders but mostly from the neck up.”
    -Knute Rockne

  99. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 2:42 pm

    “It’s not the quality of the beer that counts, it’s the quality of the people you drink with that counts”


  100. Bulla November 6, 2008 2:44 pm


    thanks for heads up on Coach McBride and his new contract. we are all very, very happy.

    mahalo again….

  101. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 2:44 pm

    “I drink, fall down, get up, no problem.”


  102. Stephen Tsai November 6, 2008 2:46 pm

    Aloha, people.
    Sorry for slacking the past few days (or was it months?).
    For some reason, I got really jet-lagged on this return trip. Maybe it was because coming back from Utah became a 13-hour trek. Or maybe it’s because that “Ferd” made us leave the hotel at 5 a.m. (2 a.m. Hawaii time) last Sunday. Grrrrrr.
    Next week it should pick up. We’ll have some chat guests. Plus, the Princess rejoins us.

  103. Stephen Tsai November 6, 2008 2:48 pm

    But thanks for everyone for picking up the slack.
    And how awesome is it that we have Garret to hunt down stories for us, and a Hoku winner to tell us stories?

  104. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 2:50 pm

    ST – no worry, I not cheating that much from the WB.

  105. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 2:50 pm

    “Oysters, ewwwwww”


  106. d1島 November 6, 2008 2:52 pm

    Das Friggin’ Awesome PBS!


  107. Stretch November 6, 2008 2:53 pm

    #99 – that explains why the beer tasted sour on Saturday. The whole time I thought it was just skunky beer… hahahaha j/k

  108. Rob25 November 6, 2008 2:54 pm

    Nice quotes homey! You sure know how to bring me out from lurking!

  109. d1島 November 6, 2008 2:54 pm

    PBS? What’s the big deal? Anybody can make peanut butter sandwiches!


  110. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 2:54 pm

    “I promise next cc we’ll eat Pho”


  111. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 2:55 pm

    Stretch – but you always drink with sleeze.

  112. d1島 November 6, 2008 2:56 pm

    d1島, stop being one babooze!


  113. d1島 November 6, 2008 2:57 pm

  114. d1島 November 6, 2008 3:00 pm

  115. 808flowmaster November 6, 2008 3:00 pm

    My question for all the position shifting Mack did the first year is…What happened to the DTs that were at DT when they were replaced by DEs?…Did they get moved to the O-Line?

  116. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 3:01 pm

    “Sorry about the coffee but we only have a small coffee pot”

    Waitress at Therapy Sports Bar

  117. d1島 November 6, 2008 3:01 pm

    ‘t run out of invisible ink soon

  118. d1島 November 6, 2008 3:02 pm


  119. d1島 November 6, 2008 3:03 pm



  120. (Jesse) James November 6, 2008 3:03 pm

    “Das some big guns”

    Liz K

  121. (Jesse) James November 6, 2008 3:05 pm

    “Your onion rings are coming out shortly”
    Waitress at Anyplace

  122. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 3:06 pm

    “UHfan808 is a girl?!?!”


  123. Stretch November 6, 2008 3:06 pm

    “hmhmfmd mmdmr mgmsm hfmrhm … ” james trying to karaoke while sleeping

  124. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 3:07 pm

    “Buy me drinkee?”


  125. d1島 November 6, 2008 3:08 pm

    “Tell them, ‘Sorry about the coffee but we only have a small coffee pot’. That sounds better than “Get long long line at Zippy’s'”

    Therapy Manager to Therapy Waittress

  126. Da Punchbowl Kid November 6, 2008 3:08 pm

    “Where the hell is Wreck these days?!”


  127. d1島 November 6, 2008 3:10 pm


    Stop making up quotes. It’s very unbecoming!

  128. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 3:11 pm

    “Sign me up for the Anniversary Blog Bash, I’ll be there!”


  129. d1島 November 6, 2008 3:12 pm

    “Would it really be rude to leave James here alone while he waits for his onion rings?”

    midori7, UHFan808, M/M d1島

  130. Stretch November 6, 2008 3:14 pm

    “aaaaahhhhh COME ON!!!” midori to any person of authority

  131. d1島 November 6, 2008 3:17 pm

    “I’m tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok.”
    Shaquille O’Neal

  132. d1島 November 6, 2008 3:20 pm

    “If it don’t make money, it don’t make cents.”

    Deion Sanders

  133. Stretch November 6, 2008 3:21 pm

    “what do I know about football, I’m a female” Anonymous

  134. (Jesse) James November 6, 2008 3:24 pm

    “Ahhhh Benson you…..”

    Mr. A-House

  135. (Jesse) James November 6, 2008 3:24 pm

    “Wreck, ummmmm,, where’s da window?? Blawahahahhha”


  136. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 3:25 pm

    “I’m a female and I know football! Speak for yourself!”

    angry ___25

  137. Stretch November 6, 2008 3:25 pm

    time for me to get on the plane now, be back later tonight

  138. (Jesse) James November 6, 2008 3:25 pm


    Everybody (when people asked, “Hey, who has the mike?” at karaoke)

  139. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 3:26 pm

    Correction (J)J, it’s just “Blawahahahhha”.

  140. (Jesse) James November 6, 2008 3:27 pm

    “Get off my tree!!!”


  141. Stretch November 6, 2008 3:27 pm

    JJ – is that supposed to be Benson or Hermie??

  142. (Jesse) James November 6, 2008 3:27 pm


  143. (Jesse) James November 6, 2008 3:28 pm

    Stretch…they are interchangeable….LMAO

  144. Da Punchbowl Kid November 6, 2008 3:28 pm

    I’m not making this up. Where is Wreck anymore?

  145. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 3:28 pm

    “I think I’ll hang around the WB today and post with the Tsaiko’s today”


  146. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 3:29 pm

    DPK – why don’t you call him!

  147. (Jesse) James November 6, 2008 3:29 pm

    DPK…I agree, where is Wreck…he needs to give some of us a call….

  148. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 3:34 pm

    Just talked to wreck and he said he misses me…and everyone else, in that order. He’ll be back on soon so don’t worry. He’s just been so busy.

  149. jojo ® November 6, 2008 3:34 pm

    I did say that, didn’t I? Sorry

  150. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 3:35 pm

    HI JOJO!!!

    Got Bay View?

  151. jojo ® November 6, 2008 3:36 pm

    Okay, just want to say sorry that I, we, us, won’t make it to watch UH Football this Saturday. Joje has soccer and then testing at Kapalama. So sorry, sorry.

  152. Garret November 6, 2008 3:37 pm

    The MWC’s hopes to become a BCS Conference will have to wait until at least 2011. That would mean the earliest they would need BSU to boost their power rating would be after the 2010 season. They also might be able to compute their chances to attain BCS status after the 2010 season and figure out whether or not they would need BSU or some other team to help their power rating, or if it would not be possible for them.

    This article also outlines how the WAC or any other conference would need to improve to look for BCS Conference status.

    according to the BCS rules, the soonest the MWC could perhaps join the Big Cliqueish Six would be four years from now, after the 2011 season.

    That’s because the BCS is just starting a new four-year cycle to determine which conferences deserve to get the automatic berths for BCS bowl games, which currently guarantee a $17 million payout to each of the six leagues.

    To force the BCS’s hand and perhaps allow the MWC to join the other six conferences, a few things will have to happen.

    • Multiple MWC teams need to finish in the BCS top 25 every year.

    The lower-division MWC schools need to improve, but not too much.

    The BCS weighs three benchmarks — the number of teams in the top 25, the average rank of the conference’s highest-ranked team over a four-year period and the average rank of all the league’s teams. If the UNLVs and San Diego States start knocking off the top teams of the league, the MWC may have several teams with good records, but no great records. Parity would not be good for the MWC.

    Some BCS conferences need to consistently perform poorly.

    The Big East, which was the worst of the six major conferences over the last four-year period, is having a poor year with just one team in the BCS Top 25 — West Virginia at No. 25. The Pac-10 is having a down year with USC at 7 and Cal at 21. Although the ACC has four teams in the top 25, the highest-ranked team is Georgia Tech at No. 19. If the MWC can outperform another BCS league — or two — on an annual basis, it can make a case for joining the six big conferences for an automatic berth.

  153. jojo ® November 6, 2008 3:39 pm

    Oh, Bay View! Please stop at Juju’s house when near Bay View. Her house is within walking distance of Castle High. And please keep off the grass.

  154. Da Punchbowl Kid November 6, 2008 3:39 pm

    Got his message machine… again.

  155. Garret November 6, 2008 3:40 pm

    South Carolina QB just got a big hint that his scholarship will be pulled after the season. He has one more year of eligibility…but they are listing him as a participant in Senior Day! He has a 3.8 GPA (his major is actuarial mathematics) so they can’t say they are kickoff him off the team because of his grades…

    If Tommy Beecher returns to Columbia in 2009, it appears it will be in a corner office of an insurance company, not in the quarterbacks meeting room at the Floyd Building.

    Beecher, who lasted one game as the starting quarterback after Steve Spurrier anointed him No. 1 following spring practice, will be among the 26 seniors honored Saturday before what presumably will be their final home game.

    The vast majority of players who participate in Senior Day activities are those in their final season of eligibility (Jasper Brinkley, the Lindseys, etc.) and walk-ons who have put in a good four years and are moving on.

    The more intriguing names are those of the fourth-year players who have another year of eligibility remaining.

    When USC’s list of departing seniors first came out this week, tailback Bobby Wallace was on it; Beecher was not.

    But Spurrier said Wednesday both players will go through the Senior Day ceremony and he does not expect either to be back next season.

    “If you’re not playing in your fourth year, the odds are you’re not going to play much in your fifth year,” Spurrier said.

  156. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 3:40 pm

    juju has a manicured lawn?

  157. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 3:41 pm

    DPK – Hmmmmm, he must be screening his calls! 😆

  158. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 3:43 pm

    Spurrier is an asswipe.

  159. Da Punchbowl Kid November 6, 2008 3:44 pm

    He was prolly talking to you.

  160. jojo ® November 6, 2008 3:44 pm

    Go TCU!

  161. Rob25 November 6, 2008 3:44 pm

    homey ♁:

    November 6th, 2008 at 3:25 pm
    “I’m a female and I know football! Speak for yourself!”

    angry ___25

    Just picture the chicken in the Sony HDNA commercial with Peyton Manning and who cares who the others are! Yup, that was me! OK I didn’t have a chicken costume on at the time, just the same reaction. 😆

    BTW, midori loves that commercial and Stretch was so right on with her comment.

  162. Garret November 6, 2008 3:44 pm

    The San Jose Mercury-News just published the GPAs and SAT scores for the football teams in the Pac-10. This is their recruit’s admissions data.

    Wow, the average football player entering Stanford had a 3.63 GPA in high school while those going to USC, Washington State, Arizona, or Arizona State had a 2.8 or lower GPA in high school.

    Stanford: 3.63
    UCLA: 3.15
    Oregon: 2.94
    Cal: 2.93
    Wash: 2.86
    Ore St: 2.84
    USC: 2.80
    Wash St: 2.80
    Ariz: 2.76
    Ariz St: 2.76

    Stanford: 1176
    UCLA: 990
    Cal: 984
    Ore: 969
    Wash: 963
    USC: 955
    Ariz: 948
    Ariz St: 937
    Ore St: 928
    Wash St: 920

  163. WreckinEyez November 6, 2008 3:45 pm

    Sorry… Boss called for some advice…

    Don’t worry kid… I still love you… But Homey More….

    …. …. Just something about small filipinos…

  164. WreckinEyez November 6, 2008 3:46 pm

    Ears Ringing… Figured it was the blog…

  165. jojo ® November 6, 2008 3:46 pm


  166. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 3:47 pm

    DPK – I have his hotline number. You know we kinda bonded because I left DNA in his vehicle.

  167. Rob25 November 6, 2008 3:47 pm


    That means that I could have gone to Stanford and played football! Dang someone could have told me!

  168. (Jesse) James November 6, 2008 3:48 pm

    Wreck….wasssuppp…Can you define “small filipinos”?

  169. d1島 November 6, 2008 3:48 pm


    I coulda gotten into USC; wonder why they never called?

  170. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 3:48 pm

    Hey Wreck!!!

    Same ‘ol Wreck…bastard! 😆

  171. d1島 November 6, 2008 3:49 pm



  172. Garret November 6, 2008 3:50 pm

    The backup center (he’s played in 7 games this season) for Texas was apparently upset after Obama won the election…so he changed his Facebook status to something quite unfortunate. He was kicked off the team today. Now Texas has a freshman who is the only game-ready backup for the center and guard positions. The player apologized, but it is too late for his Texas career.

    I never understood the whole “Facebook Status” thing and apparently Buck Burnette, a former Texas Linemen doesn’t get it either.

    Here is Buck’s apology

    Clearly I have made a mistake and apologized for it and will pay for it. I received it as a text message from an acquaintance and immaturely put it up on facebook in the light of the election. Im not racist and apologize for offending you. I grew up on a ranch in a small town where that was a real thing and I need to grow up. I sincerely am sorry for being ignorant in thinking that it would be ok to write that publicly and apologize to you in particular. I have to be more mature than to put the reputation of my team at stake and to spread that kind of hate which I dont even believe in. Once again, I sincerely apologize.

  173. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 3:50 pm

    I couldn’t even get into preschool. I failed the drug test.

  174. Rob25 November 6, 2008 3:51 pm

    “I was looking at Irene’s eye!” Note: Irene is waitress walking away from us.


  175. jojo ® November 6, 2008 3:52 pm

    TCU doing good

  176. Garret November 6, 2008 3:53 pm

    Brent Guy Needs To Go,

    Thank you for your interesting perspective. The only game I have seen Utah State play is the one against Hawaii. plus I saw highlights of the game vs. Fresno State, so you can understand how I would have a much more positive impression of Utah State than those people who watched every game.

  177. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 3:54 pm

    What’s the score? Something like 10-0 in the 1st qtr?

  178. WreckinEyez November 6, 2008 3:55 pm

    Hey fellow Tsaikos…

    I assure you haven’t seen the last of me… DPK I got your message too…

  179. Garret November 6, 2008 3:56 pm

    This link has the full statement by the Texas player who was kicked off the team for what he wrote on his Facebook page. Part of his apology (a very sincere and thorough apology) is below.

    I made a very bad decision to post on my Facebook a text message that was sent to me in reference to the election. This posting has caused embarrassment and distraction to the University of Texas Football Team.

    “First of all I want to say that I apologize for causing a distraction from what this team is trying to accomplish. What I wrote was hurtful not only to people individually but also to the chemistry of this team and the “big picture.” What I wrote was totally inappropriate and immature of me and is not a reflection of how my parents raised me, what I believe, or what this team stands for. I sincerely apologize for offending and or causing any pain by my hurtful comment. I apologize to you coaches for being a distraction and stupidly drawing negative attention to myself when the success of the team is the goal at hand. I apologize to you my team mates for letting you down, not being accountable, and causing dissention among us. Coach Brown I apologize to you for being a distraction and possibly throwing away the priceless opportunity to play football at the University of Texas.”

  180. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 3:57 pm

    Wreck – Yep, like I mentioned, still get 3 more home games to go!

  181. Garret November 6, 2008 3:58 pm

    At least the apology seems sincere and complete to me. It is too late for his Texas career, but some other school will take him as a transfer. If nothing else, he could write apologies for politicians and celebrities when they mess up…

  182. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 4:00 pm

    Okay, the guy gives a sincere apology, should the University and team take him back?

  183. WreckinEyez November 6, 2008 4:00 pm

    Actually, homey did leave DNA behind but it was ON my vehicle… the second karaoke call at Krazy K he had too much to drink and painted some flames on the side of my car…

    In fact… the guy sitting behind him…. Nevermind….

  184. homey ♁ November 6, 2008 4:04 pm

    Wreck – BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I can just picture it!

  185. wafan November 6, 2008 4:05 pm

    Wreck . . .

    Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha! I am so sorry for you and the guy in the back.


    No, really! I feel so bad I cannot keep a straight face and not laugh at your post about the “flames”.


  186. wafan November 6, 2008 4:07 pm

    Dang. I need to review the apology from the UT guy. I can always paraphrase.

  187. wafan November 6, 2008 4:08 pm

    d1 . . .

    THANK YOU!!!

  188. bighilofan2 November 6, 2008 4:08 pm

    All I gots to say to allah yuz….


    😀 (wink anna nodda da head) 😀

    hiho hiho to da beach i go….. c u laterz

  189. (Jesse) James November 6, 2008 4:08 pm

    rob25…I know exactly what Irene’s eyes looked like…they were Hazel…

    or were they brown…

    or maybe they were green…


  190. al November 6, 2008 4:09 pm

    wreck lurks….now summon annodahdave.

  191. Rob25 November 6, 2008 4:13 pm


    I just spoke with koakane…did you get the pics?

  192. djmitcho November 6, 2008 4:14 pm

    It’s tough trying to watch 3 games at once on 1 tv.

  193. SteveM November 6, 2008 4:14 pm

    Hey WreckinEyez — long time!

    Next Krazy Karaoke call, have homey bring a bucket of ice instead of a cooler. Place the empty bucket on his lap on the way home if he’s vertical…even if he insists on sitting on it instead … 🙂

  194. djmitcho November 6, 2008 4:15 pm

    Broncos 7 Browns 7 2nd q
    TCU 10 Utah 3 2nd q

  195. djmitcho November 6, 2008 4:16 pm

    Va Tech 14 Maryland 3 almost the end of the 2nd

  196. djmitcho November 6, 2008 4:17 pm

    Browns 10 Broncos 7

  197. jojo ® November 6, 2008 4:18 pm

    yesh, where did annodahdave go?

  198. (Jesse) James November 6, 2008 4:20 pm

    Rob…I did. We’ll have to go back on Saturday. Pics were dark and a bit hard to see…especially Irene’s eyes….

  199. wafan November 6, 2008 4:21 pm

    So now that I have a Costco sized sack of candy leftover from Halloween I wonder if it will still be okay to use for Christmas?

  200. Hoohiki November 6, 2008 4:26 pm

    Having previously coached at both Notre Dame and Stanford, Ty Willingham noted differences in the sideline conversations of his players. At Notre Dame, the players discussed football schemes, routes, hand techniques and the likes, but at Stanford, the players’ conversations centered on their calculus and biochemistry assignments and the symbolisms in Macbeth and King Lear.

  201. (Jesse) James November 6, 2008 4:28 pm

    jojo…I see annodahdave on Cat’s blog like every Friday…

  202. Esme November 6, 2008 4:37 pm


  203. Da Punchbowl Kid November 6, 2008 4:43 pm

    Da Wreck has “resurfaced”! Yay! 🙂

  204. Da Punchbowl Kid November 6, 2008 4:45 pm

    Okay, we need “Itneverainsontheewaplains” and “Spam and Eggs” to reappear too.

  205. 99club November 6, 2008 4:47 pm

    Good evening Tsaikos!

    I’m watching the Texas Christian University vs. Utah game and what was the very first commercial?

  206. 99club November 6, 2008 4:56 pm


    Plus, the Princess rejoins us.

    Really, that’s all you had to write. 🙂

  207. Kazz November 6, 2008 4:57 pm

    Lemme guess that Texas player said some oh…. I dunno… RACIST… about Obama winning the election??? Probably took a shot at “Hawaiians” too…


    Go Longhorns! 🙄

  208. Kazz November 6, 2008 4:58 pm

    homey ♁:

    November 6th, 2008 at 4:00 pm
    Okay, the guy gives a sincere apology, should the University and team take him back?


  209. Kazz November 6, 2008 5:04 pm

    It is my belief that people’s FIRST reactions to something tends to be an accurate reflection of their true philosophy regarding the situation to which they are reacting to.

    So that former Texas player can apologize as much as he wants and he seems to be a talented writer so he should focus on his writing to earn a living.

  210. SteveM November 6, 2008 5:14 pm

    99club — please check your email…
    BNS and Committed Road Warrior too.
    Re: Tomorrow and Saturday in El Paso/Las Cruces
    Good luck and Enjoy!

  211. d1島 November 6, 2008 5:20 pm


    You’re welcome.

    btw, please teach your students to say “you’re welcome”.
    Just a pet peeve of mine. Nowadays people will respond to “Thank you” with a “Thank you” of their own.
    The only one that bugs me more is the command the wait help gives after they drop your plate – “Enjoy!”

  212. Kekoa November 6, 2008 5:24 pm

    Jason ~ Your mail box should have beem flooded with recruiting stuff from Stanford!

    Wha hoppen?

  213. SteveM November 6, 2008 5:31 pm

    d1島 — interesting comment about the “enjoy”. I guess the implications have changed over the years. When I first heard it, it involved a wink and some swedish spa models 🙂 But, now…all I infer is the wink… 😐

  214. 99club November 6, 2008 5:34 pm


    Yup, already communicating with BNS and Committed Road Warrior. Mahalo for the email contacts.

  215. Jason November 6, 2008 5:35 pm

    Well, at the time, I was looking at political science/law, so I got a lot of stuff from schools like Washington University at St. Louis. I wonder, if I had showed more interest in mathematics, whether schools like Cal Tech would have sent me stuff.

    Then again, if I were to go to a top-notch school like that, I’d absolutely go crazy. UH’s math department is pretty good as it is, although we are slow in some trends. (It’s about time we started developing a program in mathematical biology, and we’re only now working with Shidler to develop a financial engineering program.)

  216. 99club November 6, 2008 5:37 pm

    BTW, the head ref in the Utah-TCU game was the head ref for our game against Utah St.

  217. Kazz November 6, 2008 5:39 pm

    Use of the UH “H” logo.

    Over at Sports Hawaii I saw a link of several high schools on the mainland using OUR “H” logo for their football team.

    Here is one:

    Now I know A LOT of high schools use college and pro logos for their own (i.e. Farrington – UGA, Green Bay), but I mean this is insane… A lot of the college and pro logos almost have no cultural significance or do they directly reflect the culture of the native people of that area.

    Our “H” does.

    It’s just unsettling to see them wearing that on their jerseys and their parents with shirts that say “Hillcrest Football” with OUR “H” logo on it.

    I mean they’re the Huskies so shouldn’t they use some generic dog logo like the hundreds of other schools that call themselves the “Huskies”? 🙄

    I wonder how many of those kids or parents actually think that logo is exclusive to them?

  218. Kazz November 6, 2008 5:39 pm

    Use of the UH “H” logo.

    Over at Sports Hawaii I saw a link of several high schools on the mainland using OUR “H” logo for their football team.

    Here is one:

    Now I know A LOT of high schools use college and pro logos for their own (i.e. Farrington – UGA, Green Bay), but I mean this is insane… A lot of the college and pro logos almost have no cultural significance or do they directly reflect the culture of the native people of that area.

    Our “H” does.

    It’s just unsettling to see them wearing that on their jerseys and their parents with shirts that say “Hillcrest Football” with OUR “H” logo on it.

    I mean they’re the Huskies so shouldn’t they use some generic dog logo like the hundreds of other schools that call themselves the “Huskies”? 🙄

    I wonder how many of those kids or parents actually think that logo is exclusive to them?

  219. Jason November 6, 2008 5:40 pm

    SteveM: I don’t remember if I told you, but I’ll probably join you and Peaches for the game on Saturday. I’ll be at McKinley High School for a math meet, so I’m gonna hop on the bus and head down King St for a ways before meeting with you guys.

  220. Kazz November 6, 2008 5:40 pm


    November 6th, 2008 at 5:37 pm
    BTW, the head ref in the Utah-TCU game was the head ref for our game against Utah St.

    So I’m guessing one of those teams has WAAAYYYY more holding calls than the other?

  221. Esme November 6, 2008 5:43 pm

    Hmmm. I see a certain Tsaiko has been very naughty on the blog today …

  222. Jason November 6, 2008 5:43 pm

    Kazz: Wow, that is surreal. It looks … out of place. Especially the helmets.

  223. Maverick November 6, 2008 5:43 pm

    I’m still waiting with hope that CoolEthan will make a comeback on this blog. He guided me in the right direction with his sharp perception.

  224. Jason November 6, 2008 5:44 pm

    I was a good boy today! Does that mean I get my chocolate cake?

  225. Maverick November 6, 2008 5:44 pm

    BTW, Howdy all!

  226. 99club November 6, 2008 5:45 pm


    Nope. But they just nailed TCU with an intentional grounding when there was a receiver plausibly in the area. Other than that call, they are keeping the flags in their pockets.

  227. Esme November 6, 2008 5:45 pm


    Kazz! Gasp! I took a look at the link to the school that’s using our H logo. Yikes! No, no, no. That is about 78 kinds of wrong. How do we make that stop?

  228. Kazz November 6, 2008 5:48 pm

    Jason, Esme,

    I’m sending our ADs (Donovan, Clapp, and McNamara) an e-mail about this with a link to those photos.

    The more and more I look at each photo I am getting real upset.

    It’s a good thing I am not on Facebook.

  229. tommui November 6, 2008 5:51 pm


    Got your message. Don’t know the person but Lois might. I’ll ask…

  230. Esme November 6, 2008 5:57 pm

    Tangent, but speaking of Facebook …

    I notice that on Facebook there are about 7 or 8 user profiles (as opposed to fan pages) all labeled Colt Brennan, with football pictures as avatars. So at least half a dozen of them have to be impostors. Horrible people with nothing better to do, I guess.

  231. 99club November 6, 2008 5:57 pm

    Hey! We found Colt’s helmet!

  232. Maverick November 6, 2008 5:58 pm

    My Fizzle is Sizzled on that “H” logo theft too.
    Good find. This is sooooooo wrong.
    Let’s ALL email our AD on this matter.
    Hope UH protected themselves with the trademark

  233. Esme November 6, 2008 5:58 pm

    homey … ouch!

  234. Maverick November 6, 2008 5:59 pm

    So what is their point? These imposters on facebook, myspace, etc???

  235. WreckinEyez November 6, 2008 6:03 pm

    Little did they know the Hawaiians used to Cook their Huskies and use the teeth to make instruments for our feet…

    Although we don’t practise that anymore like Homey and Jojo does, do those guys over there know that?

  236. Kazz November 6, 2008 6:08 pm

    Hillcrest High School 7350 South 900 East, Midvale, UT

    Hey guess what their school colors are???



  237. d1島 November 6, 2008 6:08 pm

    Hi esme,

    Got cones?

  238. Committed Road Warrior November 6, 2008 6:08 pm


    Did you shoot us an e-mail within the past couple hours? Because if you did, I don’t think I got it.

    Anywho, I wanna watch the TCU-Utah game but the only internet stream I can find for it keeps going in and out, making it difficult to watch. That game is somewhere in the 4th quarter right now.

  239. Esme November 6, 2008 6:09 pm

    Maverick, not sure. I’ve seen all kinda fake user profiles on FB. Look up any celebrity — you’ll see multiple user profiles. My guess is that those sickos maybe get a kick out of receiving the gushy messages and “wall” comments really intended for the celebs. Dunno.

  240. Jason November 6, 2008 6:09 pm

    So TV star, how come I never see your commercial yet? You gotta send me a copy, or put it up on YouTube.

  241. 99club November 6, 2008 6:09 pm


    Our refs just had the worst non-call of pass interference EVER. TCU was on D and knocked down a Utah receiver in what looked like an easy call…easy for anyone but those refs.

  242. Esme November 6, 2008 6:11 pm

    … I’ve also seen a coupla impostor profiles for Colt on MySpace. One of them is really stupid — it claims to be written by Colt, but makes him out to be … well, not a gentleman, let’s say. Pretty obviously a fake.

  243. Esme November 6, 2008 6:11 pm

    JaSON … stop it. You’re being silly.

    Actually, we haven’t shot it yet. Will be taped later this month.

  244. 99club November 6, 2008 6:12 pm

    10 minutes left and TCU has the ball trying to run the clock. 10-6 TCU.

  245. Esme November 6, 2008 6:12 pm

    Gotta go cook for the keiki. Whooshing out for now … 🙂

  246. Kekoa November 6, 2008 6:13 pm

    The next question is…”what do we propose the University do about this infringment on our ‘H’ logo?”

    Do we:

    1 – File a law suit and demand they remove it from everything they have it on? (No, unrealistic).

    2 – Charge the ‘beejeezus’ out of their use already? (Might make them scale back and stop when we keep adding future charges & restrictions).

    3 – Send a death squad to take out the infidels. (My vote)

  247. Kazz November 6, 2008 6:15 pm


    E-mail sent to John McNamara cc’d to Jim Donovan, Marilyn Moniz-Kaho’ohanohano and Carl Clapp.

  248. Committed Road Warrior November 6, 2008 6:15 pm

    Thanks 99 club! 🙂

    This stream is getting really buggy. I believe the sheer number of people viewing this stream (over 2,100) is wreaking havoc on it:

  249. Maverick November 6, 2008 6:16 pm

    We could of sent out our Defense squad last week to that Hillcrest school since Jordan, Utah was right down the street.

    Imagine the looks of these young’ns and faculty staff with the REAL “H” logo guys showing up on their doorsteps.

  250. Committed Road Warrior November 6, 2008 6:17 pm

    Do I sense a momentum shift in the TCU-Utah game?

  251. Kekoa November 6, 2008 6:18 pm

    Hmmm…Esme – Esme – I used to know someone by that name! Eons ago when the earth was still cooling, and the GEICO guys roamed the planet….yes…uh-huh, Esme. I often wondered what became of her. Are you a relative?

  252. d1島 November 6, 2008 6:18 pm

    The new First Dog should be a poi dog

  253. Jason November 6, 2008 6:21 pm

    Esme: I was talking to Wreck about the commercial. 😛

  254. Kazz November 6, 2008 6:21 pm

    The thing is it’s a high school and their not exactly pumping out merchandise so I don’t think there is any $$$$ to sue for. The only shirts they have on sale that I could find are “Hillcrest High” shirts with their husky logo.

    The point is if we had generic logos like UCLA, USC, West Virginia, Stanford’s “S”, or Georgia’s “G”, then I wouldn’t feel so offended. However our “H” is Hawaii’s and I don’t think I need to elaborate why it is OURS.

  255. Kekoa November 6, 2008 6:22 pm

    The official Limo he can ride while in Las Vegas already has the *Poi Dog* license plate on it!…Right LV??

  256. Maverick November 6, 2008 6:22 pm

    Good call D1
    How appropriate for the Obama family, and that doggie will live longer than any pure breed.

  257. Kazz November 6, 2008 6:24 pm

    Oh boy… I forgot in that sports hawaii thread there were at least two other schools that use our “H” also…

    Lemme go find ’em now!

  258. d1島 November 6, 2008 6:28 pm

    Note to self: Don’t ever p*ss off Kazz….

  259. Stretch November 6, 2008 6:30 pm

    November 6th, 2008 at 3:44 pm
    BTW, midori loves that commercial and Stretch was so right on with her comment.

    eh, it was all you, don’t drag me down. hahahaha

  260. Committed Road Warrior November 6, 2008 6:31 pm

    Utah scores with 0:47 left in the game.

  261. Stretch November 6, 2008 6:33 pm

    Was it tonight that Viliami Nauahi is going to be on the Wheel of Fortune?? I think it was him, right??

  262. Kazz November 6, 2008 6:35 pm

    Ok so there is Holt High School in Alabama and a “CHS” school in Montana that “uses” OUR “H” logo.

    I’m having a hardtime trying to confirm which CHS in Montana it is as there are a few.

  263. Committed Road Warrior November 6, 2008 6:37 pm

    Looks Utah hangs on to win, 13-10.

  264. Kazz November 6, 2008 6:37 pm


    People shouldn’t use stuff that doesn’t belong to them.

  265. Kazz November 6, 2008 6:42 pm

    Just saw this on TV:

    Tonight on the KGMB9 10 o’clock news Liz Chun has a special “behind the scenes” look at UH’s last and long road trip of 2008.

  266. wafan November 6, 2008 6:46 pm

    Use of the “H” logo.

    I think it is a tribute to the real UH Warriors that others are using the logo. While they may not truly understand the cultural meaning behind the various graphics that consitute the “H” logo they probably do recognize the strength and growing legacy of the “H”.

    I do not view it as an insult but, rather, as a tribute to what we and our Warriors have achieved over the past few years.

    Moreover, it brings further recognition to our Warriors and the University of Hawai’i simply because the “H” logo is presented in public, in various locations, and more often. It is my hope the young men and women, staff and community members wear it with pride and distinction befitting the honor our Warriors have fought so hard to earn.

    And, yes. Assuming the “H” logo is copyrighted a cease and desist suit can be filed. But, what would that gain? A dislike for our Warriors? A distrust? A loathing?

    No. I think we should be proud and honored others are trying to emulate what our Warriors have accomplished!

  267. wafan November 6, 2008 6:49 pm

    Okay Kazz you can yell at me now.

    But, why not try to educate them about the cultural sugnificance? They would understand the three triangles.

  268. d1島 November 6, 2008 6:49 pm

    $15.99 per pound for Top Sirloin at Whole Foods….
    Rib eye, $21.99 per pound…
    Ground beef, On Sale!, $7.99 per pound…
    saw that on Ch 4 news

  269. 99club November 6, 2008 6:52 pm

    Utah won. Their next tough game is BYU at home. If Utah wins out then the best Boise can hope for is the Roadies Truck Stop Humanitarian Bowl on Dec 30th. Gotta love the BCS.

  270. Jason November 6, 2008 6:52 pm

    Stretch: Tomorrow,.

  271. wafan November 6, 2008 6:54 pm

    d1 . . .

    I agree. Some times the kids and adults do not even say “thank you” when something is given/provided/done. They simply walk away as if it was their right to have it given/provided/done. In those cases I always out loud, “You are welcome!” Most will stop and say sheepishly, “Thank you.” Most just keep walking away.

    I do not understand the feeling of entitlement people have. Amazing.

  272. Kazz November 6, 2008 6:55 pm


    With our logo being unique, it makes me more curious as to why they chose to use it.

    I mean MAYBE they MIGHT know what it is all about, but my gut feeling is they thought it looked “cool” and then they took it.

    Either way, let’s see what UH admin wants to do with the info I e-mailed them. Now IF they already know about it somehow and they don’t feel they should do anything then fine. If UHAD feels they should pursue other actions, then so be it.

  273. Stretch November 6, 2008 6:56 pm

    Jason – yeah I figured that out since he wasn’t on today. I can’t believe I am going to do it but I will DVR Wheel of Fortune tomorrow and check it out later.

  274. wafan November 6, 2008 6:56 pm

    d1 . . .

    Are the meats some kind of aged prime cuts? Dang!

    Too rich for my blood. Good old Costco and TOP Foods is where I will shop.

  275. Jason November 6, 2008 7:00 pm

    Stretch: Me too. Well, not DVR, I use the good old VCR.

    That reminds me, I better watch the Utah State game before I start taping over it.

  276. Kona Girl November 6, 2008 7:01 pm

    I believe the Hillcrest Huskies use the “H” logo as a tribute to their late coach who died suddenly of a heart attack in 2006. He was from Hawaii and I think a grad of UH. I’ll try to find out more, but here’s one article on Coach Bruce Takena:

  277. wafan November 6, 2008 7:10 pm

    Kazz . . .

    I agree. The UH has to make the final determination. I just think it is exciting to have our “H” logo seen else where.

    Yeah. It might be because it looks cool. But, I am certain it also brings additional interest in our Warriors from those areas. Even if they are not Warrior fans they know which university it represents.

    Heck. Take a look at the fighting Crusader SLS uses. It was “designed” waaay back in the late 60’s or early 70’s. Does it look vaguely familiar? No?

    Take a look at the fighting Irish guy. Same pose. Same stance. Shoot, they even faced the same direction when the fighting Crusader first came out.

    If any university could have afforded, at that time, to go after a logo infringement it would be Notre Dame.

    Most universities probably tend to have just a few restrictions on the use of their logos. I am guessing most are pleased they are being given free publicity and exposure.

    I do recall Texas A and M went after the Seahawks for the use of the copyrighted “12th Man”. The Seahawks raise a “12” flag just before the game. A and M filed suit. Thankfully, they lost. If they had won, then every other football team in the US would be banned from using the term “12th Man”.

  278. Kona Girl November 6, 2008 7:10 pm


  279. Kazz November 6, 2008 7:12 pm

    Kona Girl:

    November 6th, 2008 at 7:01 pm
    I believe the Hillcrest Huskies use the “H” logo as a tribute to their late coach who died suddenly of a heart attack in 2006. He was from Hawaii and I think a grad of UH. I’ll try to find out more, but here’s one article on Coach Bruce Takena:

    In other photos the Hillcrest players wore patches on their jerseys of the Japanese Flag to honor their late coach.

    However, I cannot find anything on the late Bruce Takena’s connection to Hawaii/UH or as to why Hillcrest uses the UH “H”.

  280. wafan November 6, 2008 7:14 pm

    See all of you on Aloha Friday!!!

  281. Stretch November 6, 2008 7:34 pm

    I wonder if ST is leaving tonight for El Paso / Las Cruces. If so, say hi to your “friend” for me and have a safe trip.

  282. al November 6, 2008 7:35 pm

    stretch, jason….why bother recording it. someone on the blog will blab out the results any way!!

    like, what should i do with the dvr recording of the world series for example. or like today’s game utah/tcu.

    yah, i have my parked my arse in the hilo airport right now thinking now what will i watch tonight when i get back home????? that hasn’t already been reported???

    stevem….i found an outlet at the ITO terminal.

    perhaps i will start watching korean soaps.

  283. Kekoa November 6, 2008 7:37 pm

    wafan ~ It’s too late…death squad has been dispatched to Washington State. Maybe you should consider the witness protection program.

  284. Nalani November 6, 2008 7:45 pm

    Hi Tsaikos. Back after a very long day of work.

    Whitey – thx for the invite. I’ll tell Kaipo.

    Homey, you are a piece of work….and i mean that in the most positive sense of the phrase.

    My quote: “Used-to-B’s don’t make no honey.”

  285. chawan_cut November 6, 2008 7:49 pm

    kgmb gonna have a behind the scenes of what its like to travel on the road tonight at 10pm.

  286. Jason November 6, 2008 7:51 pm

    al: I’ll do the smart thing — I won’t read the blog until I finish watching my tape. 🙂

  287. chawan_cut November 6, 2008 7:53 pm

    boise must be crying that utah won.

  288. duffer November 6, 2008 8:13 pm

    Kamehameha Maui girls volleyball…in the semifinals…..

    Ooops, were you going to watch that al? 🙂

  289. Kekoa November 6, 2008 8:13 pm

    Chawan ~ Are you coming to the TV-gate? We were gonna send your invitation made out of Legos, but Koakane had trouble making your name – it kept coming out looking like *Corona.*

  290. chawan_cut November 6, 2008 8:17 pm

    tonight’s news

  291. d1島 November 6, 2008 8:34 pm

  292. d1島 November 6, 2008 8:37 pm


    Sorry, not going make it to the TV-gate this weekend. 🙁
    Get guests coming over to watch both games.


  293. Kekoa November 6, 2008 8:42 pm

    D-1 ~ Just dispatched 2nd Death Squad….Nah, Nah…j/k…we’re good, we got 30 planning to come.

  294. madeinhawaii November 6, 2008 8:45 pm

    That sports poll on the tiser about the greatest event in recent years… How come they forgot …

    … Former Punahou High School Basketball Player becomes 44th President of the United States of America?

    I would have voted for that.

  295. madeinhawaii November 6, 2008 8:48 pm

    Maybe we should send our recruiters to those schools that sport the Warrior “H” and have them give them a history and culture lesson and have their best athletes sign on the letter or intent line… football.. basketball… baseball..etc..

  296. madeinhawaii November 6, 2008 8:49 pm

    sorry… “letter or intent” should read.. “letter of intent”…

  297. Jason November 6, 2008 8:49 pm

    Boo Kamehameha-Maui. Boo. 🙁

  298. Garret November 6, 2008 9:00 pm

    Interesting article on what college coaches look for in high school recruits.

    So what else can you do to determine a legitimate line prospect? We asked three veteran line coaches — Pat Ruel of USC, Bob Palcic of UCLA and Gary Bernardi of Nevada Las Vegas — what they look for. Their answers:


    Wanted: high school linemen between 6 feet 2 and 6-6 who weigh more than 260 pounds.

    The lighter the prospect, the more his frame is considered. Is it such that he can put on weight and add strength without sacrificing speed or agility?


    Bigger isn’t always better. Sometimes it means you have more to overcome.

    Jonathan Ogden of UCLA won the Outland Trophy as college football’s best lineman and went on to be a nine-time All-Pro with the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, but being 6-9 wasn’t always to his advantage. Coaches don’t usually want linemen who are that tall because often those players have trouble getting low enough to stay with shorter quick and powerful defenders.

    Speed and agility

    Ruel has a question for linemen who boast of their strength: “Tell me, what simulates a bench press on a football field?” he asks.

    The answer: ” . . . being on the bottom of a pile and pushing people off.

    Says Bernardi: “In high school, the ability to run and show you’re athletic is more important than strength.”


    Bernardi defines toughness as a “continuous pounding effort. The constant determination to finish and beat your guy into submission. It’s someone who’s relentless.”

  299. Garret November 6, 2008 9:02 pm

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

    Yahoo’s CEO now says that Microsoft should buy Yahoo. Microsoft’s final offer of $33 per share probably looks great now that Yahoo’s stock is down to $14 per share.

  300. Garret November 6, 2008 9:02 pm

    Rabid fox bit a woman who was jogging in Arizona…and she kept running for over a mile with the fox attached to her biting her arm! The woman brought the fox to the hospital because she wanted it tested for rabies.

  301. Garret November 6, 2008 9:02 pm

    Michigan proposal to expand stem cell research passed on Tuesday.

  302. Garret November 6, 2008 9:03 pm

    The Department of Energy has $25 billion in loans available for those with advanced ideas about cars.

  303. Garret November 6, 2008 9:03 pm

    Iraqi officials have formally endorsed Obama’s withdrawal plan from Iraq.

  304. Garret November 6, 2008 9:03 pm

    Free play links pau.

  305. addahknowjoe November 6, 2008 9:10 pm

    Eh, Barack’s gonna change the BCS! Said he’s fed up with the current format!

    Oh, Yes he can!

  306. d1島 November 6, 2008 10:05 pm


    Thank goodness!
    I told ’em to stand down on the perimeter. 😉

  307. koakane™ November 6, 2008 10:13 pm

    aloha no tsaiko kanes and wahines howzit going tonight.

    kekoa send you email with my list so check um out

    homey …… crwon raoyyyyyyy

  308. koakane™ November 6, 2008 10:23 pm

    # chawan_cut:
    November 6th, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    kgmb gonna have a behind the scenes of what its like to travel on the road tonight at 10pm.

    chawan mahalo for the reminda almost forgot. to bad you going miss out on saturday but next time. eh try wait you said …. glad to be home and can’t wait to be with the tsaikos to enjoy a Warrior game. waz up with dat? now news but no travels on road second waz up with dat.

    November 6th, 2008 at 10:05 pm


    Thank goodness!
    I told ‘em to stand down on the perimeter.

    d1 not coming eh betta keep perimeter fence up bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 😈

  309. Kekoa November 6, 2008 10:27 pm

    Koakane ~

    Just added ‘Pride’ to the list per his email msg. There might be a few hearts broken wen they find out they missed his singing. Meanwhile Stretch is reconsidering coming to challenge our resident motivator.

  310. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 7, 2008 12:43 am

    Life is a teeter-totter. If it’s in balance, then it’s boring; however, when one end is up, the other has to be down

    Congratulations to another victory for the Wahine volleyball team. (that’s an up).

    Too late and too drained to write about the down stuff.

  311. wafan November 7, 2008 3:58 am

    Good Aloha Friday morning everyone!!!

    WDoc . . .

    Your pending news break sounds ominous. I hope you are doing well and that DDoc is improving everyday!

    Kekoa . . .

    Dang. I just did not want it to come to this but after your last communique I have been urged to implement MAD as the last resort.

  312. wafan November 7, 2008 4:03 am

    I wonder what happened to the other bloggers from the Seattle area. After last season they disappeared.

    Hey people! If you are lurking come join us!!! Honest we do no bite (except for Homey’s poodles) and really do not cause any bodily harm (except for Kekoa’s death squads).

  313. wafan November 7, 2008 4:04 am

    Must be the holiday season. Just saw a commercial for the “Ove Glove”.

  314. wafan November 7, 2008 4:09 am

    These early morning soliloquies are interesting.

    The voices tell me what to write.

  315. wafan November 7, 2008 4:24 am

    I wonder why there are so many accidents over the past several days. The other day a truck driver ran into an overpass, today a truck and several cars are stuck under the Seattle Convention Center with fuel leaking all over the place (closed I-5 South bound), and lots of cars just going off the road or rolling without any particular reason.

    Dang. I-5 looks like the Hawai’i highways after HPD closes them down for a fender-bender. Nothing like a miles long parking lot to get your morning started!

  316. wafan November 7, 2008 4:48 am

    Funny how the news and weather people say Hawai’i.

    Ha-whye-ee (Lori Matsukawa does this one)

    Now if the sports casters would work on the pronunciation of the Japanese names on the M’s roster that would be a good thing.

    Itchy-row is the most common. I did not know he had eggs that itched. Heaven forbid if they ever mispronounce a Hispanic name, though. How about


    And, let us not even get started on the Polynesian names. Geez!

    Silly people.

  317. wafan November 7, 2008 4:50 am

    Time to whoosh off to school!!!

    Have a great Friday before Game Day.

  318. Stretch November 7, 2008 5:37 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    One more day until game time.

  319. Garret November 7, 2008 5:48 am


    I hope that everything is okay…but I’m worried for you and Dr. Doc after your post.

  320. koakane iPhone November 7, 2008 6:28 am

    aloha Friday to Wafan and da GNW crew. Worst accident I witnessed on I5 was 18 cars and d glad to say no one died.

    stretch good to hear you and sleeze going make it to see the game with us also da big guy getting out of his commitment to join in earlier.

    shout out to Garret, d1 (know you up) and EIS patnah

  321. Stretch November 7, 2008 6:32 am

    koakane – we are NOT coming for the game but might come after to watch Pride. swing a golf club

  322. d1島 November 7, 2008 6:35 am

    Great Morning All!

    (closing the curtains now so Koakane no can see wat I doing 👿 )



    You tell PNW lurkers to come out and play and then

    These early morning soliloquies are interesting.

    The voices tell me what to write.



  323. d1島 November 7, 2008 6:36 am


    No forget about homey and his new Playskool clubs.
    Will you be doing video again?

  324. d1島 November 7, 2008 6:41 am

    Glad this road trip had the added recruiting bonus.
    Malcolm Lane’s buddy sounds like a good potential SS. 6’3″, 195# is definitely a frame to build on.

    Have a great day erryboddy!


  325. Stretch November 7, 2008 6:43 am

    I wonder how long it will take ST to get to the Red Carpet Club and put up a new post??

  326. d1島 November 7, 2008 6:47 am


    Speaking of “new post”; you get mail.

  327. mctruck November 7, 2008 6:57 am

    After Utah’s win over TCU last night, I hope BYU wins their game over Utah thereby giving BSU another shot at a BCS game.

    Good luck to UH against New Mexico St., got my fingers crossed for you guys.

  328. Stretch November 7, 2008 7:04 am

    new post

  329. Stretch November 7, 2008 7:04 am

    new post

  330. Kekoa November 7, 2008 7:09 am

    Good Morning Crew!

    Shout out to my Big Island Fan Man #1+1=2. Waiting for you to paddle your canoe into K-Bay for the TV-gate on Sat. Morn.

    D-1 ~ Howzit!…hope you were able to sleep thru Deathcon II alarms that Koakane triggered. He is mildly upset that you not coming. Threw a tantrum at Wally World ’cause dey only had Fisher Price Clubs and not da kine Homey get.

    Stretch & Sleeze ~ See you after da game…maybe.

    Loa you coming?

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    ) Some individuals or companies have abused the TrackBack feature to insert spam links on some blogs (see sping). One notable blogging

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