JKK808 wins two tickets

sarahThe lovely and brilliant Sarah Kawachi of our sports department has selected JKK808 as the winner of a pair of tickets to the UH-Wisconsin game. Please e-mail me at sstsai@hawaii.edu or call 256-0223 to claim the prize.

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Not sure if we mentioned this, but former UH defensive lineman Josh Leonard signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He’s on their practice squad.

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We learned today that Joey Lipp has been added to the Senior Night list. Lipp, actually, should have one more season. But he will earn his bachelor’s degree in May, and he wishes to begin a master’s program on the Mainland next fall.

Lipp has rarely played, but he’s one of those guys essential to a team. He was on scout team, playing almost all of the offensive line position. He practiced hurt; overcame meniscus surgery, and played some more. He even volunteered to move to defense.

Most of all, he was a good teammate. He never complained. And he embraced Hawai‘i. He moved to Kailua this past summer.

The Warriors will miss him.

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Kenny Estes will miss the Wisconsin game because of a torn labrum in his right shoulder. The injury will not require surgery.

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Before our show yesterday, Blaze Soares tells us: “This could have been my last Tuesday practice.”

There is a cold reality to bowl-or-bust games. I guess that’s what makes this week so interesting. And why it’s good that practices are open again.

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OK, this is radio personality Rand the Man  from Halloween 2008. I just thought it fit in with this week’s theme.



  1. whitey December 2, 2009 6:36 am

    Good morning

  2. whitey December 2, 2009 6:37 am

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a

  3. Stretch December 2, 2009 6:41 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

  4. bighilofan2 December 2, 2009 6:48 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

  5. Maverick December 2, 2009 6:50 am

    If I had a piece of cheese on my head this morning, I would be much warmer.

    GO WARRIORS! De-fang the Badgers

  6. Maverick December 2, 2009 6:51 am

    G’morning guys
    Does it feel like December yet?

    Heck ya

  7. Bulla December 2, 2009 6:54 am

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a

  8. bighilofan2 December 2, 2009 6:55 am

    The cold reality will come Saturday around 1030 pm HST. at that time the AP gonna go off, still talking about da SURGING Warriors. da Warriors all gonna have back pains, pounding each odda on da back, tellin “good job good job.” 😀 da Wisconsin guys all gonna look flabbergasted. :schock: wondering, wtf jus happened. :mrgreen:

  9. Bulla December 2, 2009 6:55 am


    GO WILDCATS for d1 ohana 🙂

  10. chopsueyboy December 2, 2009 6:55 am

    Top Ten!

    Good Morning Tsaikos! Another beautiful day in paradise. Another day closer to Warrior football.

  11. bighilofan2 December 2, 2009 6:56 am

    err…. shock


  12. Rod December 2, 2009 7:01 am

    “Warriors come out to play-i-a”

  13. Stephen Tsai December 2, 2009 7:04 am

    Well, if you want to stay warm, don’t have cheese with holes in it.
    By the way, why does Packer cheese have holes?

  14. bokal December 2, 2009 7:05 am

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a.

  15. chopsueyboy December 2, 2009 7:09 am

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a.

  16. chopsueyboy December 2, 2009 7:10 am

    Congrats to Mrs. A-House!

  17. bighilofan2 December 2, 2009 7:10 am

    Got this from the Madison Newspaper

    Tom Mulhern | 608-252-6169 | tmulhern@madison.com | Posted: Tuesday, December 1, 2009 8:30 pm |

    Wisconsin faces Moniz and the Warrior’s high-flying passing game this Saturday.

    Associated Press .
    ..Game facts: Wisconsin at Hawaii
    What: Wisconsin (8-3) at Hawaii (6-6) in a nonconference college football game
    When: Saturday, 10:30 p.m.
    Where: Aloha Stadium, Honolulu
    TV: ESPN2
    Radio: WIBA-FM/101.5 and AM/1310

    Schedules, rosters, stats: Wisconsin | Hawaii

    The Hawaii football team’s passing attack has been so good for so long, it doesn’t seem to matter who is at quarterback.

    From Timmy Chang to Colt Brennan, the Warriors always seem to find prolific passers.

    They could put a pizza delivery guy behind center and he’d throw for 300 yards in a game.

    Don’t believe it? Consider Bryant Moniz, the current starter, a sophomore walk-on who delivers pizzas to help pay for school and support his daughter, Cali.

    Moniz might be the most improbable starting quarterback at the Football Bowl Subdivision level.

    “It is an incredible story,” Hawaii coach Greg McMackin said.

    Earlier this year, Moniz was competing in something called the X-Flag Football League. “It was fun,” he said. “It was good competition.”

    After attending Fresno City College in 2007 – he threw for 2,268 yards and 18 touchdowns – Moniz attended a local community college last fall to accumulate transferable credits.

    A native of Wahiawa, Oahu, located about 20 miles from the University of Hawaii campus, Moniz led his high school team to the state championship game as a sophomore in 2004. He was seventh on Hawaii’s depth chart when he enrolled in January and was third going into the season.

    Moniz moved up to No. 2 when backup Brent Rausch suffered a broken finger against Washington State on Sept. 12. Starter Greg Alexander was leading the nation in total offense, averaging 446 yards per game, when he suffered a season-ending knee injury against Louisiana Tech on Sept. 30.

    That left the job to Moniz, who lost his first four starts. But he has keyed a four-game winning streak that has the Warriors at 6-6. They need to defeat the University of Wisconsin on Saturday at Aloha Stadium to qualify for the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl on Dec. 24.

    “Still alive, baby,” safety Mana Silva told the Honolulu Advertiser after a 24-17 victory over Navy on Saturday night. “This is ‘Survivor,’ the Hawaii edition.”

    The Warriors have adopted a survivor mentality during the winning streak, but they have been dealing with adversity all season. They lost senior middle linebacker Brashton Satele, expected to be their defensive leader, to a shoulder injury in the preseason.

    Rodney Bradley, one of their best receivers, suffered a broken leg against Idaho on Oct. 17.

    After Alexander went down, Moniz threw for 283 yards against Fresno State in his first start, then passed for 360 yards the next week against Idaho.

    “He’s very relaxed. He’s calm. He’s an accurate thrower. He gets it out fast and he can scramble,” Boise State coach Chris Petersen told the Idaho Press.

    Moniz suffered bruised ribs in a win over New Mexico State three weeks ago. He was injured in the first quarter but didn’t come out of the game until the fourth quarter. Shane Austin made his first start the next week and threw for 299 yards in a 17-10 overtime victory over San Jose State.

    “I just think they do a good job understanding the type of quarterbacks that they need in their system,” New Mexico State coach DeWayne Walker said.

    Moniz returned last week against Navy and completed 32 of 44 passes for 366 yards and three TDs. Hawaii ranks third in the nation in passing offense, averaging 348.7 yards per game.

    “I think they do a good job of getting you in space,” Walker said. “They’re pretty sharp. There are only a certain amount of defenses you can play, versus that offense. They’ve seen about every defense known to man. I think they do a good job with their quarterbacks and receivers understanding coverage and understanding routes and being able to read on the run.”

    Moniz has proven to be a quick study and is about to be rewarded for his meteoric rise. “He’s going to be on scholarship real soon,” McMackin said.

    One more win and the Warriors will have completed a turnaround almost as unlikely as their starting quarterback’s.

    “I guess we’re peaking at the right time,” McMackin said. “The senior leadership, keeping this team together and coming back and winning four in a row, having a chance for a winning season and a bowl game, I think, really gives credit to the character of these players.”

    Posted in Football, Tom_mulhern on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 8:30 pm Updated: 8:24 am. Uw Badgers, Football, Hawaii, Bryant Moniz

  18. bighilofan2 December 2, 2009 7:11 am

    Props to the coaches.

    Hail to the Warriors!

  19. mouthwash December 2, 2009 7:11 am

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a.

  20. bighilofan2 December 2, 2009 7:12 am

    When there is the will,

    there is a way!

    Go Warriors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! December 2, 2009 7:13 am

    GO Warriors!

    bhf2- pls chk yer email…


  22. wena December 2, 2009 7:15 am

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a

    Why did you want them to put “play-i-a?” I had to look at what I’m typing to put all those dashes.

  23. wena December 2, 2009 7:15 am

    Hope you took Devon to school….get off the blog

  24. bighilofan2 December 2, 2009 7:15 am

    have a great day gang.

    hi ho hi ho

  25. Aji-nomo-toe December 2, 2009 7:16 am

    Congradulation, to SMU for making it to their 1st bowl game in 25 years.
    We always knew JJ wanted to come back to Hawaii one way or another.
    We’re waiting to welcome JJ team to Hawaii Bowl and now UH Warriors will do their part this weekend to make it complete Christmas package. HOHOHooooooo. So “Warriors come out to play-i-a” Give the people of Hawaii a incredibly matchless present for Christmas.

  26. bighilofan2 December 2, 2009 7:17 am


    be a Warrior
    stand up…. STAND UP!!!!! bwahaaahaaaaa :mrgreen:


  27. bighilofan2 December 2, 2009 7:18 am


    up read yours. :mrgreen:

  28. addahknowjoe December 2, 2009 7:20 am

    Gmorning Gang!

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

  29. Stretch December 2, 2009 7:24 am

    December 2nd, 2009 at 7:15 am
    Hope you took Devon to school….get off the blog

    he got his license, give him a car!!

  30. djmitcho December 2, 2009 7:28 am

    Good Morning All! Hope everyone has a good day.

  31. Pomai December 2, 2009 7:30 am

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

    Balls to da wall

  32. Pomai December 2, 2009 7:35 am

    When the Warriors meet JJ and his ponies in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl this month it could possibly be the longest game in college history not to mention the highest scoring game.

  33. Aji-nomo-toe December 2, 2009 7:37 am

    Cheese heads has holes in their head cause they’re all nutty fans who wants to sit in sub-zero weather to watch Packers games.
    Actually, it’s the gas escaping from their heads during the gaming process which makes them go bald.

  34. Kekoa (iPhone) December 2, 2009 7:41 am

    Good morning Wena ~

    One would think that a print media mogul such as your hubby could make it happen. By that I mean, rustle up a couple of ducats for the lady who cooks, cleans, and keeps order in his castle.

  35. Maverick December 2, 2009 7:41 am

    I like your thinking with # 33.
    Only one fix it needs to be addressed.

    SMU’eers won’t gonna score that much against our newly founded D.

  36. Dusting December 2, 2009 7:45 am

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

  37. Pomai December 2, 2009 7:46 am

    Maverick yeah dats true, but could you imagine what da score would be like if both team where firing on all cylinders? Of course we would have at least two TD’s more than them.

  38. 808kamaaina December 2, 2009 7:46 am

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

  39. Pomai December 2, 2009 7:48 am

    Keep forgetting.

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

  40. kaimiloa December 2, 2009 7:49 am

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

  41. Pomai December 2, 2009 7:54 am

    Kekoa is it “A” “B” or “C” ?

  42. Pomai December 2, 2009 7:55 am

    Dang forgot again

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

    I like take my daughter. Waaahooooooo

  43. Pauoa Boy December 2, 2009 7:56 am

    Gotta make sure they boys take care of them stinkin Badgers first and foremost, then can worry about the Christmas present game with the Pony Boys. I know the boys can do it, like I said before only they can beat themselves. Anyway, nice to see Moniz getting some recognition. Each game it seems he has progressed and gotten more comfortable with the offense. I don’t think anyone has been able to settle in as quick as Moniz in such a complicated offense. I think he is very deserving of a schollie. Also, as much as I love Inoke for being a team player, sometimes I feel like he need to be more selfish so we can see him on the field with the ball in his hands. He is one of the more exciting guys to watch on the field like Kealoha Pilares. Finally Kealoha was getting the football thrown his way again, WTF what took so long? Oh well, good luck this weekend…GO WARRIORS!

  44. kailuaboys December 2, 2009 7:56 am

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a.

  45. omilu December 2, 2009 8:01 am

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a

  46. jm2375 December 2, 2009 8:02 am

    Good morning gangeez!
    Hope everyone is keeping warm this morning. Took puppy out for a walk around 5:30. brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a.

    Is everyone going to watch the vb game Friday at home or will we have a tv-gate?

  47. tediosity December 2, 2009 8:14 am

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

    Someone should have the UH athletics teams and facilities blessed. There have been just too many injuries and “bad things” happening.

    Scared to walk on campus… amazing that reporters haven’t sprained an ankle … (or thumb)…yet

  48. Pauoa Boy December 2, 2009 8:15 am

    Blaze not going be able to get another year? I know his clock started early but he should be able to get a sixth year for his injury…no? I hope so…how mean would that be if Blaze and Brashton can get anoddah year. If not I hope he get one shot at the NFL!

  49. SteveM December 2, 2009 8:16 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a

  50. tommui December 2, 2009 8:18 am

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a.

    ST: All Hawaii is wondering: did Devon get to school?

    Good morrow, good people!

  51. madeinhawaii December 2, 2009 8:18 am

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”
    ‘morning all!

  52. jkk808 December 2, 2009 8:36 am

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a

  53. Tanks Ah! December 2, 2009 8:36 am

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

  54. Jack Flash December 2, 2009 8:41 am

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a.

  55. Buffoman December 2, 2009 8:42 am

    Here’s a story that hopefully the folks in administration will read.

    Yesterday I was at a local eatery and was somewhat amazed by the quantity of food three polynesian gentlemen were attempting to purchase. They were laughing and really having a great time with the woman taking their order. being curious, I asked one of them if they were ordering fro family and friends. The gentleman laughed and said “no, this is our lunch.” You can imagine the quantity being ordered.

    This is the part of the story I want them to read and understand. These three large gentlemen were simply the most pleasant, well mannered folks in the room, in spite of their size. When asking for a can of juice of an older man behind the counter, there was an “excuse me”, “please” and “thank you” mentioned with each request.

    I don’t think people there recognized these gentlemen but I did as they were members of the UH Warrior football team.

    If this is what happens to young men who come from tough communities to the University of Hawaii on scholarship to get an education and play ball, and in the course of this experience learn to become contributing, responsible citizens of the community, it is well worth the expense to have an athletic program. I do not know what may happen to these gentlemen if they were not offered such a road, but look at the statistics of who are overrepresent in our penal system. The cost to warehouse juveniles and young adults is far more costly and less productive than what a good coach and a supportive system can do.

    Education comes in many different forms and it does not only happen in a classroom. Sometimes the classroom of life via an athletic program is well worth being a part of one’s higher education.

    These young men were my inspiration for the day. Terrific gentlemen and a credit to the University and our community.

  56. bk December 2, 2009 8:44 am

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a

  57. LRob December 2, 2009 8:52 am

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a….

    Bust some Badger a%@!

  58. Kazz December 2, 2009 8:56 am


    Great story base on something you witnessed in person!

    You will not hear of the good young men and young women we have at UH on a weekly basis in the national media like ESPN. 🙄

  59. madeinhawaii December 2, 2009 8:56 am

    Education comes in many different forms and it does not only happen in a classroom. Sometimes the classroom of life via an athletic program is well worth being a part of one’s higher education.

    Gotta remember this next time someone blasts the Athletic budget or expenditures.

  60. Kazz December 2, 2009 8:57 am

    “Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts. Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared.”

    ~ Sun Tzu

  61. LizKauai December 2, 2009 8:58 am

    “balls to the walls”
    sounds like a male mammogram to me…


  62. madeinhawaii December 2, 2009 8:59 am

    Somehow.. someway.. I hope all of our seniors get to contribute in this Saturday’s game. Even if it’s only one play, I hope they get to leave it all on the field.

  63. jm2375 December 2, 2009 9:03 am

    tediosity – #48 – our intrepid leader has had several injuries during the course of this season. IIRC, a slight concussion, a badly stepped on foot, slipping on the Aloha Stadium steps. Did I miss anything ST? 😆

    buffoman – #56 – great story!

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a

  64. ProudArmyWife808 December 2, 2009 9:03 am

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a!

    Looking forward to Saturday! GO WARRIORS!! Squash the cheese.

  65. LizKauai December 2, 2009 9:03 am

    bhf2- read yours again. :mrgreen:

  66. ProudArmyWife808 December 2, 2009 9:03 am

    Buffoman, very nice story, thank you for sharing.

  67. LizKauai December 2, 2009 9:05 am




  68. LizKauai December 2, 2009 9:06 am

    #56 – cool that you were there at the right time!

  69. Jun Tao December 2, 2009 9:07 am

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

  70. Bowzooka December 2, 2009 9:08 am

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a.

  71. Z-trail December 2, 2009 9:11 am

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a

  72. Kazz December 2, 2009 9:12 am

    Good to read that Shawna Kuehu will get a chance to “start over” again next season as she will redshirt this season.

    Hope she takes the time to recover well. She’s got two knees to look out for now.

  73. NYUH December 2, 2009 9:15 am

    Did the Hon Ad get their pictures of Estes mixed up? This was on the other side of the page.

  74. A-House December 2, 2009 9:17 am

    Shawna Keahu(sp?) – keep up you spirits, cheer your teammates, and encourage them throughout this season.

    Successful surgery and rehab and we will see you again next season on the court for UH. Enjoyed watching you play this year!!

  75. d1島 December 2, 2009 9:17 am

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a

  76. d1島 December 2, 2009 9:18 am


    Mahalo for relating a great story!

  77. papajoe2 December 2, 2009 9:19 am

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a.
    And kick some cheese butt!!!!

  78. koakane™ December 2, 2009 9:20 am

    Warriors come out to play-i-a.

  79. maui warrior December 2, 2009 9:20 am

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

  80. HiFlyer December 2, 2009 9:23 am

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a

    Good morning all

  81. d1島 December 2, 2009 9:23 am

    The really cold reality is that I’ll be sitting in snow watching a game on Saturday!

    But whether here or there, it will be win and play on…

    Like the wise man (not guy 😉 ) said…Make memories!

  82. BG December 2, 2009 9:25 am


    Thanks for your post #56. I can remember some years before June (and a couple of his early years) when football players were in the news for other than exemplary behavior. Since then, I believe recruiting has brought in better talent and better citizens to establish a culture we can be proud of…just my opinion, of course.

  83. Konaboy December 2, 2009 9:29 am

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a.


  84. koakane™ December 2, 2009 9:30 am

    good morning to all brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr sun out but chilly

    agree with pauoa boy one game at a time and its badger’s time. focus and everything will take care of itself

    Warriors come out to play-i-a

  85. BG December 2, 2009 9:34 am

    Thanks too, bhf2, for #17. For all the internal storm of criticism that has blown through here in the past couple of months, it’s refreshing to see what other coaches have to say about Hawaii…”seeing how others see us”. Being a glass half full kind of guy, I like what we’ve done in dealing with key injuries (many teams fall apart after their #1 QB goes down for the season) and trusting in the leadership of a former 4th string QB who delivered pizzas not too long ago. Win or lose, I’ll gladly cheer for that kind of internal fortitude.

  86. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 2, 2009 9:48 am

    ATTN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM SUPPORTERS: Have an extra ticket for Thursday’s game against University of San Francisco. All tickets are General Admission so folks can sit anywhere they choose. If you’d like the ticket, send me an e-mail with your name & daytime or cell phone number – swood at hoku dot com – to make the give-it-2-u arrangements.

    Anyone else planning to support the Wahine in their game against the Big BYU in Lai`e this Saturday at 1 pm? We expect to be back at the Stadium by 4:15 pm in time for the cleanup.

    Stopped by Whole Foods and Safeway on Kapalulu to see if there’s any Wiconsin cheese for saleso we could put together a Let’s Eat-Em Up Cheese and Crackers Platter for Saturday. Nothing identifiable at the latter whereas there are only a couple of expensive small wedges of Wisconsin gourmet cheese at the former. Has anyone else found a source?

    Is K5 broadcasting Saturday’s game? If not, who is?

  87. Garret December 2, 2009 9:50 am


    Thank you for posting what you witnessed.

  88. Garret December 2, 2009 9:50 am


    ESPN 2 has the UH-Wisconsin game.

  89. Pomai December 2, 2009 9:51 am

    #62 – as follows:

    The phrase balls to the wall, meaning an all-out effort, comes from the world of aviation. On an airplane, the handles controlling the throttle and the fuel mixture are often topped with ball-shaped grips, referred to by pilots as (what else?) balls. Pushing the balls forward, close to the front wall of the cockpit increases the amount of fuel going to the engines and results in the highest possible speed.

    The earliest written citation is from 1967, appearing in Frank Harvey’s Air War—Vietnam:

    You know what happened on that first Doomsday Mission (as the boys call a big balls-to-the-wall raid) against Hanoi oil.1

  90. Garret December 2, 2009 9:52 am

    TCU’s coach likes the bowl system more than a playoff system, which is sad because his team is in position to be an example of a team that would have a chance at the national title if there was a playoff. Even worse, what he says about not wanting a playoff can be used by the BCS schools as justification.

    Patterson, whose contract includes salary increases for his assistants, maintains that he’s in favor of the bowl games and not a playoff system.

    “Is it easier to win one game for a championship? Or to have to win four?” Patterson asked. “If you have a playoff, you practice and get on a plane and play. And if you lose, it’s over. If you go to a bowl game, you’re there seven days and the kids can enjoy a place and get rewarded.”

  91. Pomai December 2, 2009 9:54 am

    Our boys will be “Ball to the wall” this Saturday.

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a.

  92. elum December 2, 2009 9:55 am

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a

  93. #2 son December 2, 2009 9:56 am

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

  94. Derek December 2, 2009 9:56 am

    The most famous quote in sports is “down goes Frazier.!” Unfortunately, Tiger Woods went down a last couple of days. Hopefully, he gets up from the canvas and keeps fighting, and hopefully a lot smarter. As a public figure like him, everything is news and no matter he wants privacy he’s basically got no privacy. Everything he does will be news because he is Tiger Woods. He better be on his best behavior because he has a lot to lose. He’s still my favorite golfer and I root for him to win when he’s playing, but I think he took a big hit (punch) recently. He will be continued to be dogged by what was he doing at 2:25 a.m. in the morning and where was he going? The media will continue to bring it up.
    Like I said, whatever Woods does, it’s big news. Everybody else, it’s not a story.

  95. NYUH December 2, 2009 9:59 am

    What would a NCAA championship do to the Bowl system? And to the Hawaii Bowl?

  96. Kekoa (iPhone) December 2, 2009 10:00 am

    Pomai ~

    Tsaiko T-gaters! We will gather at Cabana *B* this weekend. Come early…stay late! Try some of Wafan’s PNS special ‘Snowflake’ blended kope.

    Same password.

    Grilled Badger Roadkill on the menu. For those who want to take food into the stadium – we have grill cheese w/Badger tail on Rye. Nachos and cheese will also be available with a side of your cheese fondue.

  97. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 2, 2009 10:01 am

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

    Friday’s volleyball match against New Mexico starts at 3 pm with the second match scheduled at 5 pm. Both will be covered by K5. From what I understand, Murphy’s downtown is planning to hold a TV-Gate plus most sports bars and places like Big City Diner will also have their tv sets tuned to K5 from 3 pm on. It’s Saturday that bothers me..

  98. al December 2, 2009 10:05 am

    the holes in the cheese, although primarily swiss cheese, are the result from some “gassy bacteria” that is incorporated into the cheese process. you know a bacteria that farts.

    this also makes the taste as such as well as the “hole-y cheese”. some other cheeses have holes in them though not as profound.

    i guess you could say that those packer cheeseheads are also full of gas?

  99. Maverick December 2, 2009 10:06 am

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

    Warriors in the Aloha island hood, not Coney Island. Man, that movie was a hit for such a long time.

  100. al December 2, 2009 10:08 am

    one of the reasons i am glad that the boss does not access this blog would obviously be:

    23. wena:

    December 2nd, 2009 at 7:15 am
    Hope you took Devon to school….get off the blog.

    one less way for her to “check up on me”

  101. al December 2, 2009 10:14 am

    they could either have their own tournament of champions or incorporate the current bowls as venues for the elimination tournament.

    the sticky would be how many teams are included in the tournament.
    8, 16, 32??? and how do they select them? conference champions and one or two at large berths?

    i could see someone like the sec trying to fanagle two berths. perhaps splitting their conference in two or some other power move.

    either way again someone will be left out and pissed. my guess is that 16 would be the most as it would take too long otherwise.

    it is long overdue.

  102. madeinhawaii December 2, 2009 10:20 am

    All these third party-pooper .. I mean papers seem to be leaning towards Wisconsin.. cause they are bigger.. badder ..richer..with an 8-3 record.

    BUT … to me, football is played game by game, half by half, quarter by quarter, posession by possession, down by down…

    In the second half of the season..(the last 5 games) the Warriors are 4-1. The Badgers, 3-2. In the last six games the Badgers are 3-3. In the last quarter, the Warriors are 4-0, the Badgers, 3-1. In the last game, the Warriors won.. the Badgers came up short. The Badgers are 50% on the road. Hawaii is 80% at home.

    I see great possibilities for our Warriors in this game.

  103. hoang December 2, 2009 10:20 am

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a”

  104. Pomai December 2, 2009 10:27 am

    #103 mih right on. We are not going to lose!!!!!!!!!

    It starts in the mind Warriors, believe and you can succeed. Back to our old chant.

    I Believe
    You Believe
    We Believe

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a”

  105. Rob25 December 2, 2009 10:28 am

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

  106. madeinhawaii December 2, 2009 10:29 am

    #102…. i suppose you first need to figure out the maximum number of games that any team should be allowed to play (championship included.) Then, work backwards to see how many 2 – 4 – 8 – 16 – 32 <-5 games.

    If 13 is the max number of games allowed… then each conference can only have 8 games. That would then require a realignment of most conferences. Most would shift to have 5 – 7 in conference games and the rest, out-of-conference.

    32 teams would mean 16 conferences with 2 coming from each conference.

    Maybe even get rid of the "conference" affiliation as the qualifying ticket and simply have teams ranked the BCS way with every one of the top 32 playing in the playoffs.

    Problem is… 8 games is too short of a season for most so there will have to be consolation brackets and bowls… otherwise, schools would lose money big time.

  107. Old Diver December 2, 2009 10:43 am

    Regarding # 91

    It sounds like TCU’s Patterson believes football is just a game and not a religious ritual that consumes all of our time and energy. What’s wrong with that guy. Heh!

  108. al December 2, 2009 10:46 am

    mih…..a maximum number of games should not apply to a championship tournament as it would not be equitable to the other 100+ teams.

    afterall, only a handful will move on. they should take the example that is in place for d-1aa, etc.

    this would mean though that the rich will get richer. although some kind of conference sharing would most definitely be in place. independents like notre dame could reap much from this format.

    however, my guess is it will be light years before the ncaa creates a football champion tournament simply because those that “rule the bcs” will have nothing to gain and would lose all control of the monopoly that they now enjoy and would definitely pull out all the stops to prevent such a tournament.

    …nuff said

  109. Chicken Grease December 2, 2009 10:54 am

    PROJECT OF THE DAY [i.e., “help!”] . . . anyone know/have instructions on how to make an “H” logo snowflake?

    Unless he’s using face and body prosthetics, that is EXACTLY how I pictured how Rand the Man looks like.

  110. al December 2, 2009 10:57 am

    just got to remember college football is big business.
    the coin drives the developement of any ventures.

    reducing regular season games is like sears giving 40% discounts all year long.

  111. TYaiea December 2, 2009 10:58 am

    “warriors, come out to play-i-a.” Imua Warriors….

  112. (Jesse) James December 2, 2009 11:09 am

    Good morning Tsaikos….

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

    Sorry but have to Esme and out today…

  113. madeinhawaii December 2, 2009 11:12 am

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

  114. oldie December 2, 2009 11:14 am

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a.

    Bhf2, #17 nice article.

  115. kama krab December 2, 2009 11:15 am

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a”

    And play hard.

  116. Chicken Grease December 2, 2009 11:15 am

    Oi, forgot to write this part:

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

    Mr. Jones . . . here we come.

  117. dubs December 2, 2009 11:16 am

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a.

  118. jm2375 December 2, 2009 11:30 am

    Bears put Pisa formally on IR. Hope he’s rehabbing well and will be able to play next year.

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a.

  119. Geezy December 2, 2009 11:31 am

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a”

  120. A-House December 2, 2009 11:32 am

    With all the hype on Mana Silva at MLB after fall camp, what happened?

  121. Stephen Tsai December 2, 2009 11:35 am

    You mean Mana Lolotai?

  122. A-House December 2, 2009 11:37 am

    Joey Lipp:

    Congrats on your coming graduation and best wishes for your graduate plans next year.

    Thank you for all your contributions to the Warrior program!!!

  123. Stephen Tsai December 2, 2009 11:40 am

    Jake Heun starts in the middle this week.

  124. malie GIRL December 2, 2009 11:53 am



  125. WAIKOLOA BREEZE December 2, 2009 11:54 am

    come out to play-i-a

  126. Aw Business December 2, 2009 11:57 am

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a!!!

    Do you why Jake Heun starting in the middle?

  127. Mrs. A-House December 2, 2009 12:06 pm

    Good Morning Everybody!

    What a beautiful day it is today!

    Duffer – You’ve got mail!

    Mark Takai – You’ve got mail!

    Pauoa Boy – You’ve got mail!

    Have a great day everybody!

  128. A-House December 2, 2009 12:13 pm


    Thank you for correcting me! One track mind on DBs and Silva’s many contributions the past 3 games.

  129. A-House December 2, 2009 12:16 pm

    IF Blaze and Brashton are granted a 6th year, what/how will GDL fit into the LB corps? Same with Corey Paredes?

  130. A-House December 2, 2009 12:17 pm

    Contrats to Josh Leonard and best wishes to a successful NFL career!

  131. whitebear December 2, 2009 12:22 pm

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

  132. TChahng [오키나와] December 2, 2009 12:23 pm

    Congratulations to Josh Leonard!

    Thanks for your dedication and commitment Joey Lipp!

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

  133. Jungle Ceiling Fan Pull December 2, 2009 12:29 pm

    I must respectfuly disagree. I wonder how you draw your conclusin?

  134. madeinhawaii December 2, 2009 12:30 pm

    Joey Lipp,

    Listed as a Junior, graduating in May… outstanding! Thank you for being a Warrior.. an unselfish team player and setting an example for all others. I wish you the best in whatever field you pursue and most of all, happiness, good health and prosperity to you and all your loved ones!

    Mahalo JOEY!

  135. curveball December 2, 2009 12:31 pm

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

  136. madeinhawaii December 2, 2009 12:33 pm


    IF Blaze and Brashton are granted a 6th year, what/how will GDL fit into the LB corps? Same with Corey Paredes?

    3-4-4? with GDL and Paredes taking turns?
    Jan ken po?

  137. Souljah December 2, 2009 12:38 pm

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a.

    Warriors gonna beat UW by 14 pts

  138. TChahng [오키나와] December 2, 2009 12:41 pm

    December 2nd, 2009 at 6:55 am

    The cold reality will come Saturday around 1030 pm HST. at that time the AP gonna go off, still talking about da SURGING Warriors. da Warriors all gonna have back pains, pounding each odda on da back, tellin “good job good job.” da Wisconsin guys all gonna look flabbergasted. :schock: wondering, wtf jus happened.

    I believe!


  139. A-House December 2, 2009 12:41 pm


    You think UH will try the different “sets” for different offenses?

    They had some success with the 4-3 this year, but kept tinkering with the alignment for each team; ie, no DL and 5-6 LBs who were constantly moving to upset the QB. Some times all 6 blitzed while other times only 4 rushed.

    If a 3-5-3 or a 3-4-4, would you put a NT and 2 DEs or 3 DL?

    How confusing would it be to “teach” this to the defense? How effective would this be against an opponent?

  140. al December 2, 2009 12:49 pm

    here’s hoping that josh leonard will make a statement in tampa bay.
    they surely could use the help.

  141. JaM December 2, 2009 12:50 pm

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

  142. bueller555 December 2, 2009 12:58 pm

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a.

  143. Maukaman808 December 2, 2009 1:03 pm

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a”

    Kick some Badger Okole!

  144. Jack Flash December 2, 2009 1:09 pm

    TChahng [오키나와]:


  145. HiFlyer December 2, 2009 1:13 pm

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

  146. LizKauai December 2, 2009 1:18 pm

    Kenny Estes- GET WELL SOON!!!

  147. homey ׃ December 2, 2009 1:24 pm

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

  148. homey ׃ December 2, 2009 1:25 pm

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

  149. protector December 2, 2009 1:25 pm

    Hey Stephen,

    Don’t need the tickets but shouldn’t the phrase spell out more like:

    “Oh Warriorrss, come out to play-ee-ayyy?”
    (Not trying to be a wiseguy)

    -BTW, I love the movie reference as it’s one of
    my favorites; a classic.

  150. madeinhawaii December 2, 2009 1:29 pm


    I wouldn’t put it pass McMackin to put all of his best players on the field in some innovative way if the team they are playing against warrants it. Next season’s starters will be a mixture of players that have had 1-3 years learning Mack’s Defense and assignments and vice-versa — meaning Mack will be very familiar with what each player brings to the table — their capabilities and limits. (Furthermore, if we have injuries going into the season, having equally talented backups won’t hurt.) One thing for sure, the coaching staff hasn’t been afraid of experimenting and keeping players in the game based on their knowledge of the schemes as well as their play on the field or in practice, rather than size.

    It’s fun to be able to look forward to what the Defense might bring to each game, again. Reminiscent of the Tomey and Wagner years, but with the RnS on Offense.

  151. dj December 2, 2009 1:29 pm

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a

  152. rog December 2, 2009 1:41 pm

    ST, I sent you an email, can you let me know if you got it

  153. HiFlyer December 2, 2009 1:45 pm

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a

  154. Kam Truck December 2, 2009 1:45 pm

    “WARRIORS” come out to
    p l a y – i – a

  155. A-House December 2, 2009 1:53 pm


    Yes, the Warrior defense against Navy did “hint” of UH defenses decades ago when they were “swarming” to the ball carrier, hitting, and bringing down RBs and receivers.

    That’s very exciting and hope the defensive coaches can maintain that spirit for Wisconsin.

    In years past, Rainbow players were less talented, but able to sustain their play and stay with the likes of USC, Oklahoma, etc. late into the 4th quarter. A similar Navy effort against Wisconson could bring surprising results!!! Hope UH can use more players so the 1st teamers can get some needed rest.

  156. W.M December 2, 2009 1:56 pm

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

  157. PowderPuff December 2, 2009 2:07 pm

    Buffoman, nice story this morning. Bumped into a bunch of Badger fans here in Waikiki today. They said, “Hey, you guys have to be nice to us and let us win.” =D They were so nice, I couldn’t bus’ out my Mini Vili yell.

  158. cam December 2, 2009 2:13 pm

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

  159. […] Elam Posted in General 02Dec Stephen Tsai writes that former UH defensive tackle Josh Leonard has signed with the Tampa Bay Bucs. The Pewter Report has some details. The Bucs signed defensive end Josh Leonard and cornerback […]

  160. kv December 2, 2009 2:22 pm

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a.

  161. bstunna2002 December 2, 2009 2:27 pm

    warriors,come out to play-i-a

  162. wafan December 2, 2009 2:33 pm


    PP has a mini-yell?

  163. wafan December 2, 2009 2:34 pm

    Liz . . .

    That would be more of a testigram. Would really hurt, though. Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

  164. wafan December 2, 2009 2:36 pm

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a!

  165. wafan December 2, 2009 2:37 pm

    Yay for Josh and Joey!

    Success is surely sweet. Nice job, gentlemen!!!

  166. Committed Road Warrior December 2, 2009 2:47 pm

    Nice to see K5 broadcasting the volleyball matches from L.A. Will they head up to Stanford next week if the Wahine make it to the Sweet 16?

    I think UH and Nebraska are the only folks airing their first-round matchups on TV.

  167. Pomai December 2, 2009 3:01 pm

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

  168. madeinhawaii December 2, 2009 3:11 pm

    Boy I’d like to see Oklahoma take USC to 5 games on Friday.

  169. jm2375 December 2, 2009 3:32 pm

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a

  170. PS December 2, 2009 3:50 pm

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

  171. Pete Jek December 2, 2009 4:02 pm

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

  172. Stephen Tsai December 2, 2009 4:16 pm

    Jake Heun is starting in the middle because Wisconsin is a bruising team, and, well, Heun is a bruiser.

  173. madeinhawaii December 2, 2009 4:22 pm

    I got a feeling that we’ll get at least two interceptions on Saturday and force a couple of fumbles.

  174. Kekoa December 2, 2009 4:29 pm

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a”

    Then, when they get tired of doing that, they can beat the stuffing out of the Badgers!


  175. nene December 2, 2009 4:32 pm


    Jake Huen in the middle is an awsome move. Not many RB’s can move him around and linemen for that matter. Draw back is he hasn’t played that much there but I like this move. Maybe he’s more healthy now to deliver some lick’ns this saturday. Love it.

  176. madeinhawaii December 2, 2009 4:34 pm

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a”

    Wonder if UH could print on their fliers and programs asking fans NOT to cheer when their team is on Offense, breaks a huddle is begins counting off to start a play? (even go so far as to explain why.)

  177. madeinhawaii December 2, 2009 4:35 pm

    JumboTron.. should run the word.. “SHhhhh!” instead of that commercial.

  178. Kekoa December 2, 2009 4:35 pm

    Please don’t get me wrong. I do not advocate the Warriors playing with their food when I say, “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

    It’s ain’t nuttin’ but a Thang!… 😎

  179. madeinhawaii December 2, 2009 4:37 pm

    mano a mano.. doesn’t Jake Heun line up perfectly, size and height wise) with the Badgers star RB? RB savvy defender vs Badger RB.

  180. madeinhawaii December 2, 2009 4:38 pm

    Come to think of it.. didn’t they used run the word “Shhhhhhh!” before the Jumbotron?

  181. Kekoa December 2, 2009 4:39 pm

    #176 & 177 Thanks for the reminder m-i-h!

    You will see perfect examples of how bad it really is this weekend.

  182. madeinhawaii December 2, 2009 4:39 pm

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a”

    “didn’t they used to run …” I meant to say.

  183. Kazz (blkberry_storm) December 2, 2009 4:40 pm


    So I just checked in for the 100th Anniversary Football Dinner and the girl at the table pauses, takes a look at me and says: “oh! former players check in there”… 😎

  184. madeinhawaii December 2, 2009 4:42 pm


    She didn’t say what kind, eh? You player, you!!

  185. madeinhawaii December 2, 2009 4:43 pm

    or rather.. former.. so…erm.. ahh…. “over-the-hill player.. you” ….


  186. WarriorMojo December 2, 2009 4:47 pm


    What’s the story about:

    Blaze and another year of eligibility? Is that something that’s going to be pursued or is he ready to move on?

    #79 Daniel Johnson? He came in with some pretty impressive accolades as out of high school, but I don’t think he’s played at all has he? He’s certainly an interesting/scary-looking guy.

    #66 Adrian Thomas? Hansen is doing a good job, but Thomas showed promise before he go hurt. Is he still having back problems?

  187. Maverick December 2, 2009 4:49 pm

    ST wrote: Jake Heun is starting in the middle because Wisconsin is a bruising team, and, well, Heun is a bruiser.”

    Nation, Let’s introduce you to “Moose”

    Moose likes to play ball

    Moose and Blaze play hard ball side by side.

  188. Kellie December 2, 2009 4:49 pm

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.” meow meow

  189. Kazz (blkberry_storm) December 2, 2009 4:57 pm


    I guess olinemen were shorter back in the day? 😆

  190. Calvin from Kona December 2, 2009 5:00 pm

    Warrioirs come out to play-i-a.

  191. Calvin from Kona December 2, 2009 5:03 pm

    okay got to spell right…don’t want to be dq’d

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a

  192. madeinhawaii December 2, 2009 5:10 pm


    Maybe she thinks you were just a victim of too much compression. Besides, I’m sure, you look bigger on TV.

  193. Jason December 2, 2009 5:14 pm

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a!

  194. Kazz (blkberry_storm) December 2, 2009 5:16 pm

    Oh Jesus… Karl Benson is here.

  195. madeinhawaii December 2, 2009 5:17 pm

    Wow.. are they sitting together?

  196. madeinhawaii December 2, 2009 5:19 pm


    Hope it’s a good turn out.

  197. rog December 2, 2009 5:21 pm

    ST, I sent an email to you, can you let me know if you got it

  198. Kazz (blkberry_storm) December 2, 2009 5:24 pm


    Should be a good turn out. Over 1200 expected. BTW Benson is still in the bathroom… Wonder if he fell in the toilet?

  199. 808ike December 2, 2009 5:29 pm

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a.

  200. madeinhawaii December 2, 2009 5:33 pm


    Maybe should go put up a barricade around it.. make sure no one gets in or out.. For safety measures, of course.

  201. madeinhawaii December 2, 2009 5:35 pm

    Hey ? You get to see some of that old footage. Should be fun.

  202. 808ike December 2, 2009 5:37 pm

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a.

    Go Warriors!!!!!!

  203. Kazz (blkberry_storm) December 2, 2009 5:37 pm

    Don Weir stay, RK stay, JD stay, UH cheerleaders (in uniforms) stay, and Miss Teen Hawaii stay 😉

  204. royvic December 2, 2009 5:39 pm


    In this article the two sport’s columnists from the Idaho Statesmen make their picks in naming the All-WAC football team. Estes, Salas and Soares from Hawaii are selected. BSU Moore and Wilson as offensive and defensive POY. The official team is announced next week, which is voted upon by the nine head coaches.

  205. Kazz (blkberry_storm) December 2, 2009 5:40 pm

    I meant Miss Hawaii USA sans the “teen” part.

  206. 808ike December 2, 2009 5:46 pm

    Congrats to Mrs. A-House.

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a.

  207. rog December 2, 2009 5:46 pm

    I guess I’ll play since I haven’t gotten my tickets from ST and try again. Warriors, come out to play-i-a

  208. Kazz (blkberry_storm) December 2, 2009 5:49 pm

    RK chatting it up with Don Robs and Hugh Yoshida..oh and Dan Cooke. No players or football coaches spotted yet.

  209. Curt December 2, 2009 5:58 pm

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a.

  210. Kazz (blkberry_storm) December 2, 2009 6:10 pm

    Coach Mack in da house with the UH pep band too.

  211. madeinhawaii December 2, 2009 6:12 pm

    Sounds like a nice crowd gathering.

  212. What? December 2, 2009 6:16 pm

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

  213. Kazz (blkberry_storm) December 2, 2009 6:19 pm

    Wow! They set up the same exact inflateable helmet for all the attendees to walk through and it leads into the ballroom!!!

  214. oldie December 2, 2009 6:25 pm

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a.

  215. madeinhawaii December 2, 2009 6:26 pm


    Hope you did your Warrior strut… gotta represent!

  216. really cheap skate December 2, 2009 6:41 pm

    Warriors, come out to play-i-a

  217. wafan December 2, 2009 6:43 pm

    Kazz . . .

    Now is not the time to give George/Kyle/Kevin/Krazy Benjo/Benji/Benton/Benson an industrial swirly.

    Too many witnesses.

  218. wafan December 2, 2009 6:44 pm

    See you tomorrow. Unless I have to scrape ice in the morning . . . again.

  219. Maunakea Snow December 2, 2009 6:56 pm

    Come out to play-i-a…………..

  220. Haw'n Pancake December 2, 2009 6:57 pm


  221. YPO December 2, 2009 6:58 pm

    come out to play-i-a

  222. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! December 2, 2009 7:00 pm

    Have fun Kazz!
    Thanks for the updates!

    Choir practics…

  223. chawan_cut December 2, 2009 7:02 pm

    tonight’s news

  224. Bulla December 2, 2009 7:11 pm

    Go Warriors!
    Go Wildcats (x1)

  225. koakane™ December 2, 2009 7:13 pm

    Warriors come out to play-i-a

  226. madeinhawaii December 2, 2009 7:13 pm

    thanks Chawan…

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

  227. Nalani December 2, 2009 7:33 pm

    I’m sure a lot of you remember this too….but during the final quarter of the Navy game it was reminiscent of BYU games of old. When we stood up for the whole game and the house was LOUD!!!

    I asked Pono if he thought that game would make a difference for a recruit who was watching from the sidelines and contemplating where he’d like to play ball….and he said TOTALLY! That’s a good sign for things to come. Coach Mac needs to keep the best players home.

  228. bighilofan2 December 2, 2009 7:33 pm


    Mana is 6″2″ 205#. He’s keeping the weight to play S. He’s got big plans to blow up his skills this coming summer. His family is excited for him. So am I.

  229. Kekoa December 2, 2009 8:07 pm

    Kazz ~ Her name is Pauokalani Midro. She’s my sister’s Grandaughter, and my Grand Niece. I hope they let her perform a hula, she was Miss Keiki Hula back in 2004.

    Wafan take note for the file you keep on me!

  230. Mrs. A-House December 2, 2009 8:09 pm


    Isn’t the Kahuku red shirt safety also 6′ 3″ and 210lbs?

    WOW, with their size and speed, the hitting will be something to behold next year!!!

  231. A-House December 2, 2009 8:10 pm


    With so many different winners for the Wisconsin tickets, what is your distribution plan?

  232. bighilofan2 December 2, 2009 8:16 pm

    Mrs. A House,

    Mana gonna be really special next year. cannot let the cat outta the bag, except to tell you he’s motivated and has a plan and ducks all lined up, so i heard. but first things first. we no like jump da gun. and this is a team thing.

    Wisconsin. One game at a time. One game at a time.


  233. bighilofan2 December 2, 2009 8:18 pm


    thank you for being a Warrior. proud of you, bro. wishing you the best of luck in life, and special wishes for you and your loved ones. God Bless You.

    Go Warriors!

  234. Parkpill December 2, 2009 8:20 pm

    “Warriors, come out to play-i-a.”

  235. chawan_cut December 2, 2009 8:27 pm

    someone on sportshawaii posted a vid from the last time UH beat Wiscy.

  236. bighilofan2 December 2, 2009 8:38 pm

    check your mail.

    thank you for the videos.

    Go Warraiors!

  237. bighilofan2 December 2, 2009 8:42 pm


    gotta watch da George Clooney show on right now channel HBO Burn After Reading. Its a Wisconsin winner! bwahhaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaa

  238. madeinhawaii December 2, 2009 9:01 pm

    Saw that video Chawan… Jim Leahey at his best… fun stuff.

  239. bighilofan2 December 2, 2009 9:01 pm

    just got this from da cheezy people

    jpolzin@madison.com | Posted: Wednesday, December 2, 2009 9:00 pm |

    Craig Schreiner/Wisconsin State Journal .
    ..Game facts: Wisconsin at Hawaii

    What: Wisconsin (8-3) at Hawaii (6-6) in a nonconference college football game

    When: Saturday, 10:30 p.m. Central time

    Where: Aloha Stadium, Honolulu

    TV: ESPN2 with Terry Gannon and David Norrie

    Radio: WIBA-FM/101.5 and AM/1310 with Matt Lepay and Mike Lucas

    Schedules, rosters, stats: Wisconsin | Hawaii

    HONOLULU — As he tried to make sense of everything that went wrong during his worst performance as a member of the University of Wisconsin football program, it was only natural for junior wide receiver Isaac Anderson to place a call to someone whose brain he’s picked many times before.

    It helps to have a father who’s been there, done that.

    Melvin Anderson, a standout wide receiver/kick returner for Minnesota in the 1980s, was eager to give his son a pep talk during a phone conversation that took place Nov. 22. A day earlier, Isaac Anderson committed several costly mistakes during the Badgers’ 33-31 loss to Northwestern in Evanston, Ill.

    One of the things Isaac Anderson appreciated most about the conversation was that his father didn’t sugarcoat his message.

    “He was saying, ‘Man, you couldn’t do anything right that game,’ ” Isaac Anderson said with a smile. “He’s always honest with me.”

    The game got off on the wrong foot for Anderson when he returned the Wildcats’ first kickoff 18 yards to the 24. Anderson felt he should have broken it for a long gain, perhaps a touchdown.

    On the very next play, he dropped a perfectly thrown pass from quarterback Scott Tolzien after losing the ball in the sun. Again, Anderson felt he had wasted an opportunity to score.

    Anderson caught a 25-yard pass from Tolzien two plays later to convert a third-and-5, but that was his lone highlight of the game.

    Later in the first half, Anderson committed a blunder on a kickoff. After the ball deflected off him into the end zone, Anderson got confused and decided to bring the ball out instead of kneeling for a touchback. He got to the 5-yard line before being swarmed by several Wildcats.

    On UW’s opening series of the second half, Anderson was called for two penalties in a span of six plays. The first, a holding call, wiped out a pass from Tolzien to Nick Toon that would have resulted in a first down. The second, an illegal motion call, wiped out what would have been Anderson’s third touchdown reception of the season.

    “That game was just off for me,” Anderson said.

    Instead of chewing out a player who already was beating himself up about his hand in a disappointing defeat, UW offensive coordinator Paul Chryst chose a different tack with Anderson. Chryst’s mission was to get to the root of what caused the breakdowns.

    Chryst’s theory? Anderson tried too hard to make up for the early miscues.

    “I like and appreciate him,” Chryst said of Anderson, who leads the team in yards per reception (16.0) and is third in receptions (30) and receiving yards (480). “I think Isaac’s a worker. He’s going to cross that again, so it’s finding out how you deal with it.

    “I felt a lot of it was he drops the pass and then started to press. Like I told him, ‘The thing you didn’t do was you didn’t trust your preparation and you didn’t trust yourself, so you felt like you had to do something more to get it back.’ And that happens with a lot of guys: ‘I let a team down, so I’ve got to make something happen.’ That’s a classic example.”

    The two examples Chryst pointed to were the holding penalty on the pass to Toon, where Anderson “tried to blow the guy up instead of blocking with good techniques”; and the illegal motion penalty, where Anderson tried to get a great jump off the ball and beat the snap by a split-second.

    “It’s one to learn from,” said Anderson, who agreed with Chryst’s assessment of the situation. “My main problem was that I was trying too hard.”

    Melvin Anderson knows how that goes. When he was a senior at Minnesota in 1986, he was wide open in the end zone after the Golden Gophers ran a flea-flicker against Indiana at the Metrodome. The ball was in his hands — and he dropped it.

    “I told him that everybody has these games — I had a couple of those in my career — but it’s how you bounce back from that,” said Melvin Anderson, who bounced back from his drop against the Hoosiers to score a touchdown on the next series. “It’s how you bounce back in practice, how you bounce back in the next game.”

    Melvin Anderson had one other piece of advice for his son.

    “I told him, ‘You look the coaches in the eye and let them know they can depend on you and that you can make plays,’ ” he said.

    According to Chryst and coach Bret Bielema, Anderson has responded favorably in practice.

    Anderson, who’s being pushed for playing time by junior David Gilreath at the “Z” receiver, is eager to make up for his bad game against Northwestern with a good one Saturday against Hawaii.

    “It’s definitely important to have a big game,” he said.

    Mr. Anderson, let me introduce you to Lametrius, Smitty and Mana.
    A big game? Ain’t gonna happen. No siree.

    I got plans for RJ and Blaze to be hounding your qb, Jake to be jackin your runner, and my backfield gang to be laying da WACK on ya. 😀

  240. bighilofan2 December 2, 2009 9:03 pm

    nite nite Warrior Nation. big day tomorrow.


  241. Stephen Tsai December 2, 2009 9:17 pm

    We’ve mailed a couple. Some I’ve dropped off.

  242. whitey December 2, 2009 9:51 pm

    congratulations to jkk808 for winning tonight

  243. protector December 2, 2009 9:51 pm

    Like ‘nene’ and ‘madeinhawaii’ I’m looking forward to seeing some
    body (damage) by Jake (Heun)! I really hope we destroy Wisconsin so players like Joey Lipp can be given some PT. Maybe he can pull a “Rudy”.

  244. Kazz (blkberry_storm) December 2, 2009 10:06 pm

    Total proceeds from tonights event was around $227,000.00+. Dr. Edison Miyawaki presented Jim Donovan with a check to conclude the evening.

    Too tired to post more. Will do so tomorrow.

  245. ai-ee-soos December 2, 2009 10:08 pm

    if this hasn’t been posted …

    Georgia coach Mark Richt fired defensive coordinator Willie Martinez.

    Willie was the guy who crafted the defense against Colt & co. in the Sugah Bowl.

    Guess coach richt is blaming others for his losses the past 2 years.

  246. RainbowCliff December 2, 2009 10:11 pm

    Good evening Tsaiko Nation, just got back from Irvine and saw the Bows lose a game of two different halves in which they got so far behind by 17 at halftime and made a better effort in the second half BUT too far a mountain to climb as they lost by 10 / 80 to 70 as Irvine will be tough this year in the Big West batteling Fullerton, Northridge, Long Beach, Santa Barbara and Pacific.

    The MAIN problem with the Bows is that they don’t have no beef on the front line and their preperation before tip off leaves many questions that has to be address with focus, discipline and fundamentals as the key components in which they don’t pick up soon it is going to be a looooooooooong season.

    The flex can only give you the cutter away from ball side as Irvine just clogged it up in the middle and many offensive sequences the Bows were left standing looking. Irvine played a tough match up zone defense as the staggart line with the guards bother the bows as they were quick and aggresive on the ball and covering the middle.

    Adhar Mayen played terrific as well as Mr. Thompson who listened to me when I coached him from my seat “Bend and extend” !

    If Jeremy Lay is the best player he had a HORRIBLE game with all shots off as he made no adjustment to try anything different. Roderick played BIG in the second half but no where to be found in the 1st half as miss free throws, turnovers and poor shooting caused them a big deficit in which their comeback noble as it was could not get over the top for various reasons.

    Saw my good friend Mark Rodrigues and LONG time Hawaii buddy Leroy Lutu as we smiled with laughter upon seeing each other. Coach Jim Harrick MY BUDDY from way past gave me a reunion hug of good old times stake as it weas a pleasure to see him after being absence from the heart.

    Long tough season as the Bows head back to Hawaii with anguish and dissapointment of a game they got down BIG and rally too late to over come the final lost that puts them at 2-4 with Lamar waiting to put their high flying skills to work !

  247. whitey December 2, 2009 10:36 pm

    RainbowCliff, thank you for the game analysis and appreciate knowing that our ex players truly love the bows. now we need to get coach nash to read this blog and he might pick up a point or two.

  248. whitey December 2, 2009 10:38 pm

    calling it a night is just around the corner and am looking forward to seeing the Wahines move throught their first game.

  249. whitey December 2, 2009 10:42 pm

    saturday night is going to be a classic. on defense, it is going to be the “battle of the bull mooses”. the best part is both mooses are on our side and the dairy cows are on the other. the moon will be up and you know the nursery rhyme about the cow jumping over the moon except in this case, they going get thrown over the moon. ouch, ouch, ouch

  250. whitey December 2, 2009 10:43 pm

    and with this (#250), call it a night.

  251. Slugger December 2, 2009 11:22 pm

    Someday I’m going to have to catch up on the blog. Been busy playing with my friend.

    Practices are open? Maybe I’ll go tomorrow!!!

  252. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! December 2, 2009 11:23 pm

    #235 – great vid Mr. Cut! Mahalo!

    SWD and Nitey Nite all!

  253. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 2, 2009 11:33 pm

    Are there any formal gatherings for Tsai-kos to watch the Wahine play on Friday? I know it’s a junk time – 3 pm – for most people, but it might be fun to put something together at one of the usual joints.

    As for Saturday, don’t forget that the Wahine take on Big BYU in a non-conference basketball game in Lai`e at 1 pm. As of now, it will not be on radio or tv so the only way to see it is in person.

    Word on the street is that tvs will be set to K5 in Aloha Stadium shortly before 5 pm, but that has not yet been confirmed. If not, then remember to set the recorder before heading off to the game.

    Will be giving away the extra ticket for tomorrow’s basketball game by the ticket window since no one here wanted it.

    We have an extra ticket to next Wednesday’s men’s basketball game. This time, I have to attend a meeting so DrDoc will go on his own. Does anyone here want it?

    KAZZ: Looking forward to your report. Anyone here going to the post-season luncheon banquet on Sunday?

  254. Slugger December 2, 2009 11:35 pm

    Good luck in the next phase of life to Joey Lipp!

  255. Slugger December 2, 2009 11:54 pm


    Thanks for posting that link to SH & the video of the UH-Wiscy game we won. Great stuff!

    We can do the same thing this Saturday!


  256. Thearrarpoord December 3, 2009 1:43 am

    I’m chuffed that after surfing the cobweb conducive to uch a hanker time I be dressed develop in this information. I’m really lucky.
    warriorbeat.honadvblogs.com – go to my favorites!!!

  257. Pomai December 3, 2009 3:00 am

    #256 – Huh?

  258. bighilofan2 December 3, 2009 3:33 am


    good morning my friend. thanks for the analysis and info.

  259. wafan December 3, 2009 3:48 am

    Good morning to all!

  260. wafan December 3, 2009 3:50 am

    Definitely colder outside than inside the ‘fridge, and almost as cold as inside the freezer.

  261. wafan December 3, 2009 3:54 am

    Dang. Ice on the windows and my scraper is inside the vehicle.

    See you later, alligator!

  262. bighilofan2 December 3, 2009 4:11 am

    good morning wafan.

    i remember those kinda days…. and nites….. and days…. and nites after nites after nites. 😀

  263. RainbowCliff December 3, 2009 4:15 am

    Good morning Mr.Whitey, mahalo kind sir for your sincerity and thoughts. Since leaving Hawaii I have had MANY opportunities to be Coach, Scout and Director of Basketball at the HS, AAU, College and NBA level. I have worked with the BEST from Pete Newel NBA Pro Camp in Playa Del Rey, Dr. Aaron Wilson of Philadelphia AAU Round Ball, League Director of Slam N Jam with Izzy Washington, Magic Johnson Basketball Camp in Azusa California and Erikk Aldridge Community Relations of the Los Angeles Lakers 1996-2000. My knowledge of basketball sets, formations, terminology, strategies and scouting individual talent is IMPECCABLE as when ever I go to ANY basketball game by the time I get comfortable in my seat I KNOW what both teams are doing offensively and defensively.

    With Bob / Rainbows he NEEDS to go to a motion offense as the flex and high post are to known and GOOD Coaches on ANY level will make adjustments. 5 man passing game will be PERFECT for this talent as it has everyone MOVING with down screen action and piggy back screens on the base line. For any zone defense 1-3-1 high low offense as you can play Roderick at the post or on the block with Hiram at the point and Adhar at the wing as with any pass Roderick plays mid range triangler 3 with your shooters stepping in to flatten the zone. All Night Success !

    Half Court Trap or the term I use 3.5 with the quickness he does have in Lay, Thompson, Roderick, Adams and Adhar they will cause HAVOC to the opposing team as when ball is in the corner, rotation from the corner and wing trap, middle drops to the block, opposite wing drops to baseline and PG plays the middle gaps and passing lanes. Steals and lay ups ALL day !

    MOTIVATION can GO a long way as players today get HYPED with clapping, eye contact, fist pumping and inspiring your team to play hard with ALL out effort as Hawaii Coaches need to do this MORE often instead when a situation arises for them to “GET UP” !

    Finally, my door has ALWAYS been open to help Hawaii as my contacts, knowledge and dedication goes a long way ALL over Southern California BUT if certain standards are SET and egos won’t open up then the results you will have to deal with and they won’t be pretty !

    Have a GREAT day Mr. Whitey and MAHALO for listening and believing in me for contrary to any mis belief or mis conceptions I have “BEEN THERE” and “DONE THAT” !

  264. bighilofan2 December 3, 2009 4:24 am

    more good news from Wisconsin.sportswriter today

    .Polzin | 608-252-6473 | jpolzin@madison.com | Posted: Thursday, December 3, 2009 5:00 am | No Comments Posted

    HONOLULU — Brad Nortman believes there are a lot of similarities between golfing and punting.

    The University of Wisconsin sophomore should know. He dabbles in the former (“I’m not so great,” he admitted) and is good enough at the latter to be named an honorable-mention All-Big Ten selection by the league’s coaches.

    The comparison is especially true when it comes to pooch punting, which Nortman said is a lot like hitting a 100-yard approach shot in golf.

    “Sometimes you hit a wedge too far and it clears the green. Sometimes you don’t hit it well and it lands well short,” he said. “There’s definitely a small room for error as far as pooch punting is concerned. It’s all about feel.”

    Pooch punting is an area Nortman admits he needs to improve at if he’s going to be considered elite. While he’s had 13 punts downed inside the 20-yard line this season, he’s also had nine attempts that have resulted in touchbacks — a number he thinks is too high.

    “I know I’ve put too many balls in the end zone,” he said. “That’s something I’m going to work on a lot in the offseason.”

    Six of Nortman’s punts have been downed inside the 10 this season, but none of those have come in the past six games.

    UW’s 33-31 loss to Northwestern on Nov. 21 was a perfect example of the difficulty Nortman’s had in using just the right touch on pooch punts. He had a pair of 46-yard punts that resulted in touchbacks, a 37-yarder that was downed at the 14 and a 38-yarder that was downed at the 15.

    Nortman, whose main focus is to get enough hang time to allow cover guys enough time to make it downfield to down the ball, has been tinkering with his drop to prevent punts that sail into the end zone.

    “I think a lot more goes into it than what people think,” he said. “But I shouldn’t make it harder than what it is.”

    Oglesby stays home
    Sophomore right tackle Josh Oglesby was walking around gingerly last week after undergoing surgery to both knees.

    The timing could not have been much worse, since it prevented Oglesby from making the trip to Hawaii for Saturday’s game.

    “It’s definitely a nice trip and everything,” said Oglesby. “I’ve got to do what’s best for me and the team.”

    Oglesby suffered an injury to his right knee against Indiana on Nov. 7 and missed the past two games. Junior Jake Bscherer started in his place.

    But it was the left knee that gave Oglesby the most problems. That knee had a small meniscus tear and also some loose particles that had to be removed.

    Oglesby is confident he will be ready to go for the bowl game.

    “The doctors have said I should be back, hopefully, by the start of bowl (practices),” he said.

    Extra points

    The Badgers arrived in Honolulu on Wednesday on a chartered flight from Madison that included a fuel stop in San Francisco. The team practiced at Aloha Stadium on Wednesday evening. The itinerary for today includes a tour of Pearl Harbor. [and Club JaHae 😀 ]

    With a victory, Hawaii likely would clinch a bowl in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl. It would be an intriguing matchup because the Warriors would play SMU, which is led by former Hawaii coach June Jones. Jones [the traytah 😆 ] left for SMU following the 2007 season after leading the Warriors to an undefeated regular season and a trip to the Sugar Bowl.

    Tom Mulhern contributed to this story.

    Posted in Jim_polzin, Football on Thursday, December 3, 2009 5:00 am Updated: 2:12 am. | Tags: Badgers, Hawaii Warriors, Uw Football

    things are looking better and better for the Warriors.

    everything starts in the mind. the article goes to show that with a positive mindset, our Warriors are good to go!

    Go get em coaches.

    Go Warriors

  265. bighilofan2 December 3, 2009 4:34 am

    anybasketball fan out there who has coach Bob Nash’s ear.


    I seen your winning smile. I wish you well. this is not meant as any kind of put down at all. no sir. Rainbow Cliff is trying to tell you a good one.

    Suck it up. Humble yourself. Read #263 above. open your eyes. It was sent with love. Rainbow Cliff knows what he’s talking about, and he means your team,our team, very well. he’s thinking he’s making some valid points. so if wuz me, i’d listen to what he’s saying. imo.

    i know things will change when your big guy shows up. and maybe the talent level willl alter your mindset.

    wishing you luck and good wishes, coach Nash.

  266. RainbowCliff December 3, 2009 4:38 am

    bighilofan2 a GREAT GOOD morning to you sir as I can smell the kona coffee aroma all through the morning mist and quiet sunrise as the BIG ISLAND with it’s beautiful country side can really be breath taking and soothing to the spirit !

    Up early and READY to do some damage on the hard courts or indoor gymnasium. Will be with you in spirit as we take on the Badgers this Saturday as I can see ALL of Hawaii in Aloha Stadium CHEERING their okoles off for a BIG win and a destiny date with JJ and his SMU Mustangs !

    Will either be with Hawaii Pepe of Hermosa Beach or Galen Center cheering on the wahines Saturday as TWO big games will have me in BOTH direction !

    Keep that cape and your foam Hawaii helmet as it is a CLASSIC when you have it on. I MUA WARRIORS !

  267. Kekoa (iPhone) December 3, 2009 4:46 am

    Is it mind over morning bhf2? I like our chances again this weekend.

    I’m thinkin’ maybe ground Badger stuffed inside my Japanese burrito! Jake Heun can do the stuffing!

  268. bighilofan2 December 3, 2009 4:56 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    good morning Kekoa, Rainbow Cliff.

    when I wanna see God’s country, i drive up the saddle road, take a right on the Mauna Kea Road, go up about 2 miles, take a right onto the old Mana Road, and drive the 40 miles through the back country to Waimea. a really breathtaking cowboy country trip, full of opening and closing gates. the only time you gotta go off road is when you get in 20 miles exactly, right by the bunkhouse, then you gotta go through the right side gates and drive about 2.5 miles through pasture cuz if you stayed on the dirt road you’d get stuck in two deep ravines unless you had 4 wheel drive.

    I tell you that Rainbow Cliff because if you get back over here, you gotta give me da call so i can do dat hookup. da very best of the best. more than Kalalau, Nuloloaina, all doze good spots.

    of course, the long road to the backside of Mauna Loa ain’t to shabby either.

    I’m putting all this out there so maybe the Wisconsin guyz like go look…

    and get lost. 😆

  269. bighilofan2 December 3, 2009 5:03 am

    80 degrees is not too hot. the beaches of Waikiki are not as crowded.
    the Wisconsin Badgers came yesterday. they’re going Pearl harbor today. hmmm…. i’d show em da odda good choices…..


    😀 😀 😀

  270. RainbowCliff December 3, 2009 5:05 am

    bighilofan2: All I can do for Hawaii from my situation is advise and help BUT it has been going on deaf ears for quite some time as from listening to the insiders who knows both athletic teams I am a violation and booster alumnus only as I have NO affiliation with the basketball or football program BECAUSE I don’t fit in and am not ALLOWED to fit in regardless being an ex-player or can DEFINETLY help in terms of recruiting !

    I have been told that I am wasting my time and leave Hawaii athletics to it’s TODAY coaches because NOTHING I have to say will be warranted or taken to advise !

    So with that kind sir I offer my services to others who really APPRECIATE it and when all the Southern California Colleges who are NOW recruiting in my area because of the Al Wooten Center College Trak / SAT Prep Program is making a HUGHE difference in these young athletic leapers who are enrolled then Pete Carrol, Rick Neuheiser and South West JC will benefit from it and you will see the results as USC next year in Honolulu is going to be LOADED with a roster of leapers, roadrunners and assasins who will leave their mark as their DEFENSE will have 8 coming from South Central Los Angeles alone ! Good luck as my prayers will be with you as I am OFF to do my own damage athletically !

  271. Kekoa (iPhone) December 3, 2009 5:05 am

    Howzit R/C?!…I see the Legend stalks the courts of The CIty of Angels. I hope Coach Nash reads your post and *schools* the team with your progressive game plan.

    I especially like your defensive scheme since it calls for creating a steal and pushing the ball back down court for a quick 2! Problem is, you have to wake our guards first!

  272. RainbowCliff December 3, 2009 5:19 am

    bighilofan2, mahalo for the invite as I have never been to the BIG ISLAND but when I do I will look you up. Between you and Kekoa I can’t go wrong with you DISTINGUISH gentlemen as Life is too good and you GREAT guys along the way are the “cream of the crop” !

    May God keep you and bless you through out this time of life !

    Melekalekemaka !

  273. RainbowCliff December 3, 2009 5:40 am

    Kekoa, from looking at Bob’s roster Hiram is smart and condition enough to play the ONE on the trap as Roderick and Mayen will be AWESOME on the wings while Campbell and Adams can interchange the middle and back line area.

    Once they have their hands up ( framing the face ) then the 1-3-1 becomes a HUGHE defensive spider web as the passing lanes and seams are covered with arms and limbs with deflections, errant passes and turnovers as OFF we go with steals, lay-ups and dunks. I LOVE the 3.5 because it dosen’t take to much away conditionally as it is half court instead of full and MAJORITY of Coaches do not know how to counter attack it. It was taught to me by Izzy Washington of Slam N Jam and I have kept it with me through out my life time !

    An Awesome defensive scheme to cause up tempo and create havoc to the opposing team !

  274. d1島 December 3, 2009 5:59 am

    Great Morning All!

    Congratulations JKK808!

    Smile and say, “Chizzy!”

  275. d1島 December 3, 2009 6:13 am


    Have a terrific day erryboddy.


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