Game day: Wisconsin

The funniest person I know (sorry Augie) — the beautiful Lei Colburn (Pearl City ’79), an engineer and field manager for The Gas Company — has selected the winning entry. And two tickets go to … Slugger.

I guess karma does work. I’ll drop off the tickets at the tailgate.

By the way, Augie is performing on Maui, and in Kaneohe and Kapolei this month. OK, OK. Augie is the funniest person I know. But Lei is a close second.

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Reminder, tickets will be at Will Call (under the real names of winners or designated recipients) for:

• Pete Jek

• Made In Hawaii

• JKK808

• Tombo Ahi

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Don’t you love the feel of a big game?

The Boise State and Washington games in 2007. The Fresno State game in 1999. Roosevelt-Farrington in 1976. Whoops, digressed there.

For UH, I think the big concern is going to be Wisconsin’s passing game — to the possession guy Nick Toon, to the speedy Isaac Anderson, to that Mark Cmura-like tight end. Oh, yeah, and running back John Clay is the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year. It should be an interesting night.

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Bring the Snickers. We could be at Aloha Stadium for a long time.

It’s Senior Night and, UH, trying to make a long event even longer, has decided to honor the seniors before and after the game. I guess they couldn’t squeeze in a ceremony during the game.

And let’s not forget the alleged kickoff time is 6:30 p.m.

I’m older than dust, and I’ve seen a lot of Senior Nights. Some were heart-tugging (Bob Wagner’s farewell a week after he was fired), some were  ridiculous (the fence at midfield for Colt Brennan’s class).

Here’s how to fix it:

• Give the plaques at Sunday’s banquet. Really. This is supposed to be a farewell, not a credit union commercial. I say this every year, and guess what? Each player has a group pose with people they’ve never met. And what exactly happens to these pictures? Is there a Rustin Saole picture hanging in a credit union branch?

• Introduce the seniors, let them run together to midfield for a four-corners bow, and then let them go around the stadium to greet the fans. That was the intent when Nelson Maeda took the first Senior Walk. And please, please do not let all those people crowd the area where the seniors are being introduced. Again, it’s not about them.  And don’t let them give their lei until after the seniors circle the field.

• One team, one dream, one coordinator. Ever see the eight people try to get the players to line up alphabetically? It’s like the TSA at the airport: A lot of scolding, not much movement. Pick a coordinator, any coordinator, and everybody else get out of the way.


  1. Hawaiianbod December 5, 2009 1:45 am


  2. Hawaiianbod December 5, 2009 1:48 am

    thank you to the 2009-2010 senior class!

    mahalo for the memories.

    GO WILDCATS! (keep warm d1)

  3. Kekoa (iPhone) December 5, 2009 1:48 am

    Wow the club house was trashed by the Liz impersonators and a Slug bug.

    Gotta get that lock changed and fumigate da place. Jeez what a mess!

  4. Hawaiianbod December 5, 2009 1:50 am


    yes, indeed it is.

  5. Hawaiianbod December 5, 2009 1:51 am

    GO WAHINE beat usc!!!

  6. Hawaiianbod December 5, 2009 1:55 am

    it’s fourth down, ……….

    oops, that’s right i wasn’t a winner.

  7. Hawaiianbod December 5, 2009 1:59 am

    g’night all. sweet, sweet Warrior/Wahine sleep.


  8. Kekoa (iPhone) December 5, 2009 2:00 am

    Howzit Hawaiian! Wish you would have won something. It’s always a *feel better* feeling to win, but to give out prizes is very cool. 😎

    Hope you are doing better. Aunty & pops will come out to the gate today. Stay on track so you can join us for an off season outing.

  9. Pomai December 5, 2009 2:17 am

    So where da email al, no more nuttin.

  10. Hawaiianbod December 5, 2009 2:31 am

    Aloha Kekoa!

    yes, ST and HA were very generous in awarding the ‘free’ Warrior tickets. ST IS DA MAN!!!

    just wanted to ‘win’ the ‘hottest tickets in town’ so that LizK and jm2375 could enjoy the Warrior drive to victory. and to cherish the senior class as they take their last walk at no-aloha stadium.

    please give Aunty Diana (((((hugs))))) and (((((hone))))) for me. a day doesn’t go by where Aunty and Pops are not in my prayers.

    ok, i’m out.

  11. d1島 December 5, 2009 3:51 am

    Great Morning All!


  12. d1島 December 5, 2009 4:01 am

    Congratulations to the Raiders and the Warriors for their victories last night.

  13. bighilofan2 December 5, 2009 4:01 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere~


    Kekoa said it best. hope to see you at a event this off-season.
    Do what you must! 😀
    You know dat.

  14. d1島 December 5, 2009 4:04 am

    Happy Birthday GNalo.

  15. d1島 December 5, 2009 4:07 am

    Mahalo to all the Seniors!

    ….really hope they get the win tonight and a chance to “greet” the Former Coach on his homecoming.



    (did I already say, “Brrrr?”)

  16. oxtail soup December 5, 2009 4:25 am

    Big football day today. Go Warriors!

    Big volleyball day today. Go Wahine!

    …ok time to sleep now…

  17. bighilofan2 December 5, 2009 4:33 am

    dis is gonna be one fun fun fun day!

    dang. sorry LizK, no mo extra tix. but I’ll walk up from da cabana wit you to get a tix at da box office when they open. it’ll work out if all da Tsaikos stay out.

    maybe this’ll happen tonight: Its fourth down. I’m going for it. 😀

  18. royvic December 5, 2009 4:37 am

    Last week’s blog entry on game day by ST was portentous, especially how he wrote about the keys of the game in stopping Navy. In fact, his wish list of the things that he wishes the Warriors would do in stopping Navy came true. His wishes of the players needing big games if the Warriors were to be successful in beating Navy came true, too.

    Last week’s ST’s pregame checklist was the bomb. It was great. it was foretelling of good things to follow.It was better than bh2 on-line crystal ball.

    Then we come to this week’s blog entry on game day with Wisconsin, which is indeed a contrast to last week’s blog.

    For one today’s entry doesn’t ooze with the focuses on the game. it deals with the peripheral stuff, which to me when reading adds a cloud of ominous to today’s game.

  19. RainbowCliff December 5, 2009 4:42 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Nation, The sun is slowly rising here in Los Angeles as I stretch these 51 year old legendary muscles and get READY for my Hawaii Championship day ! Will be at Galen Center TONIGHT rooting Coach Shoji’s wahines against TOUGH USC which should be a “barn burner” match as the arena will be very loud and full
    of excitement as this game alone is an NCAA Final Four match !

    Can’t believe the wahines got shafted like this as playing USC in their arena in the 2nd Round is like meeting Punahou vs Kamehameha in the same round at Punahou in which these two epic programs are the least semi finals or finals championship game !

    I do believe Dave will have his wahines ready as skill level they are better BUT the home court advantage that USC will have and it being an NCAA single elimination game can bring a lot of pressure as the ladies must stay focus, poise and disciplined through out the match. Shoji has been in this situation many times as he will be the “calm eye of the storm” as I will be right there ROOTING them on as it should be a CLASSIC with the wahines escaping out of that Galen Hornet’s Nest with a GREAT WIN !

    When done then it’s “peddle to the metal” to catch the BIG football game at home as the adrenaline will be flowing as I will be making it to the 2nd half in anticipation that our boys are leading or hanging tough in a close contest. Wisconsin got some BIG farm boys BUT we have the LAVA and the HAKA will be in the HOUSE ready to rock n roll !

    This morning I am at the Al Wooten Center with Rhino Records doing an in-house program with my children in which we create Christmas cards and gift baskets for our troops who are over seas serving our country and allowing us this “FREEDOM” that we have. 40 inner city children will show up with their parents in which we start the Holiday season right as we care for our soldiers and make them feel warm and good all over !

    God bless America, our soldiers and our precious commodity we call LIFE as I lead by example on this Hawaii Championship day to continue the wealth of professional service to aid and help God’s WONDERFUL people as I am “TRULY BLESS” !


  20. Garret December 5, 2009 4:56 am

    I hope that the recruits at the game are impressed with the crowd and the way that the Warriors play today. I remember how recruits at the Cincy game last year mentioned that the game atmosphere was a factor in getting them to commit, and how that excellent CB recruit mentioned that the crowd for the Navy game last week helped convince him to commit to the Warriors.

  21. bighilofan2 December 5, 2009 4:59 am

    Look how da cheese people talk about us. Let dem pray:

    Tom Mulhern | 608-252-6169 | | Posted: Saturday, December 5, 2009 5:00 am | No Comments Posted

    When the Badgers have the ball
    Hawaii’s run defense ranks 104th nationally, allowing 193.6 yards per game. But it came up big last week, holding Navy’s vaunted triple-option attack to 242 rushing yards — nearly 40 less than its average — in a 24-17 win. Linebacker Blaze Soares led Hawaii’s defensive effort with 12 tackles and a late sack.

    Since a 54-9 loss to Boise State Oct. 24, the young defense, which has four senior starters, has improved. Hawaii has given up an average of 11 points and 285.7 yards in the past three games, though the quality of opponents had something to do with that. The first two games in that stretch were against New Mexico State and San Jose State, the worst teams in the Western Athletic Conference, who are a combined 5-18. Hawaii’s pass defense has been solid, ranked No. 35 nationally. Safety Mana Silva leads the WAC with six interceptions and the Warriors have picked off seven passes in the past four games.

    Still, it will come down to the job they do against UW sophomore tailback John Clay, who has 1,224 rushing yards. Defensive tackles Vaughn Meatoga and Tuika Tufaga have been stout. When quarterback Scott Tolzien goes to the air, he has been looking for Nick Toon, who has caught 17 passes for 301 yards in the past three games.


    When the Warriors have the ball
    Quarterback Bryant Moniz, a sophomore walk-on, took over after starter Greg Alexander suffered a season-ending knee injury Sept. 30 against Louisiana Tech. Moniz lost his first four starts but has come on strong since. He missed a game two weeks ago with bruised ribs but returned last week to throw for 366 yards and three touchdowns.

    The Warriors use a four-receiver set and average 348.7 passing yards per game, No. 3 nationally. Slot receiver Greg Salas is second in the nation in receiving yards (129.9 per game) and third in receptions (8.6). Hawaii’s running game is mostly an afterthought, although the Warriors have rushed for 100 yards in four of their past five games.

    John Estes has started 53 straight games and is a top-flight center on a line that can be physical. But pass protection is an issue. Hawaii allows 2½ sacks per game. The Badgers will need a pass rush to help a secondary that allowed 364 passing yards to Northwestern in the last game. The Warriors will complete their passes, so tackling and keeping plays in front of the defensive backs are keys.


    Special teams
    Junior David Gilreath gave the Badgers a big boost with a 68-yard punt return for a touchdown against Northwestern. It was Gilreath’s first touchdown in 163 career kickoff and punt returns. Kicker Philip Welch has straightened things out, making six straight field-goal attempts since a 38-yard miss Oct. 17 against Iowa.

    Hawaii leads the nation in punt return coverage; opponents have had just six returns for seven yards this season. Freshman kicker Alex Dunnachie is 11-for-18 on field-goal attempts with a long of 47 yards.


    It’s the final regular-season home game for 23 Hawaii seniors, who will take part in a traditional “Senior Walk” around Aloha Stadium after the game. The Warriors won all four games in November to put themselves at the brink of a bowl game. They need a win to secure a berth in the Hawaii Bowl.

    Since 2003, Hawaii is tied for fifth among non-BCS schools when it comes to wins over opponents from Bowl Championship Series conferences. The eight wins include three over Big Ten opponents — Northwestern, Michigan State and Purdue. The Badgers must win this game and their bowl game to get to 10 victories, a plateau they have reached only five times in school history.

    The closing act of the Badgers’ regular season is a bit tougher than it looked a month ago when Hawaii was 2-6. The Warriors are known for three things: a dynamic passing offense, winning games at the end of the season and defending their home turf with all the passion they can muster.

    The Badgers have two big edges: their running game and the fact that Hawaii is tied for 105th in turnover margin. Clay will attempt to reprise big games at Aloha Stadium by former UW tailbacks Ron Dayne, Michael Bennett and Brian Calhoun

    Didn’t you picture dat cheezy guy to have been typing dat stuff while on his knees, sayin o please o please?

    Why he neva just cut to da chase? WISCONSIN IS GOING DOWN!

  22. bighilofan2 December 5, 2009 5:08 am


    last week was different. you know dat. we had to deal wit Ken’s homecoming. Santiago’s home coming. we were the big underdogs.

    this wek, even Wisconsin stay scared. and all the players know what they gotta do. Heun gotta stop the 4 yarde on the first down. RJ and Glaze gotta stop the run before 4 yards on first down. they gotta take away the first down four yards gained on da run. da D Line gotta show up. and Mana and Smitty and Davis and Torres gotta burn their receivers, give em da heebe jeebez as day try fo akk tuff across da middle or down da edges.

    and our WRs and slots, day gotta hold onto da Moniz strikes. not make anykine buttah fingaz.

    but like Coach said, no need explain dem anykine. day all in!

    Go Warriors!

  23. 808ike December 5, 2009 5:12 am

    Good morning everyone!!!

  24. 808ike December 5, 2009 5:16 am


    Cheezy guys (UW) = men of other persuasion!!!!!!!

  25. bighilofan2 December 5, 2009 5:21 am

    and get one mowa Cheeze guy

    Tom Oates | 608-252-6172 | | Posted: Saturday, December 5, 2009 5:00 am | No Comments Posted

    Mike DeVries/The Capital Times .
    ..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

    Schedules, rosters, stats: Wisconsin | Hawaii

    At one time, it looked like an end-of-the-season throwaway game for the University of Wisconsin football team.

    Then Hawaii suffered six consecutive losses to fall to 2-6 and it looked even more like a, pardon the expression, day at the beach for the Badgers.

    But if it was a vacation the Badgers were after, they’d better find a new travel agent because their game against Hawaii tonight in Honolulu has become the most important game of their season.

    A matchup that seemed neither difficult nor significant is now both for the Badgers, who need a win to keep their hopes for the Outback Bowl alive and will have to get it against a team that has a four-game winning streak and needs a victory to become bowl-eligible. Oh, and the Warriors throw the ball as well as any team in the country, a strength that hits UW in its most vulnerable spot.

    “They’re playing well now and there’s motivation,” UW offensive coordinator Paul Chryst said. “You’re fooling yourself if you don’t expect the best (from them), regardless of circumstances.”

    You’re also fooling yourself if you think this late-season trip to a tropical paradise isn’t vital to the perception of the UW program under coach Bret Bielema.

    The Badgers’ loss to Northwestern in their Big Ten Conference finale turned this into a must-win game. If UW ends its regular season with two straight losses, the goodwill it has earned during its campaign of redemption will be quickly forgotten.

    With a loss, the Badgers would finish 8-4 and take a two-game losing streak into a dreary second-tier bowl. Though the taste wouldn’t be quite as sour as it was after last year’s 7-6 season, it would be close.

    But should the Badgers win, they would raise their record to 9 3, erase the memory of their one bad loss this season and possibly set up for a date with Auburn in the Outback Bowl. That record would validate the improvement most UW observers have seen on the field this season.

    “Getting to nine wins is big,” defensive tackle Patrick Butrym said. “If you look around, it seems like all the elite teams have nine or 10 wins.”

    To get there, UW will have to overcome the disappointment of losing to Northwestern, a good team but one UW would have beaten had its shaky secondary not fallen apart against the Wildcats’ spread offense. A win in that game would have put UW in a tie for second place in the Big Ten, with its only losses to top-10 teams Ohio State and Iowa.

    “We’ve moved past it,” cornerback Devin Smith said. “We’re looking forward to Hawaii just to prove a point. It left a bad taste in our mouths, so we’re going out there to make something happen.”

    Fortunately, UW has gone to Hawaii and been able to do that three times in recent years.

    In 1996, it had a four-game losing streak to open the Big Ten season and was 6-5 when UW crushed Hawaii 59-10 behind freshman Ron Dayne, who rushed for a school-record 339 yards. The Badgers went on to beat Utah in the Copper Bowl.

    In 2000, UW shrugged off the season-long effects of The Shoe Box violations and beat Hawaii 34-18 behind Michael Bennett’s 218 rushing yards. When the Badgers later defeated UCLA in the Sun Bowl, they finished with five straight wins and a 9-4 record.

    In Barry Alvarez’s final season as coach in 2005, UW went to Hawaii after back-to-back losses to Penn State and Iowa cost it the Big Ten title. But the Badgers rebounded with a 41-24 win behind Brian Calhoun’s 149 rushing yards, setting the stage for their brilliant performance against Auburn in the Capital One Bowl.

    Does anyone else see a pattern there? Hawaii’s spread offense is always hard to stop – the Warriors rank eighth in the NCAA in total yardage this season – but UW usually wins these matchups because it has a great tailback and controls the ball on the ground. Tonight, the Badgers will have John Clay, the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, running against a Warriors defense that ranks 79th in the nation.

    That doesn’t guarantee anything, of course, but at least the Badgers will be in the right frame of mind after losing to Northwestern.

    “Last game of the year, on national TV, it’s going to be exciting,” safety Jay Valai said. “Hawaii has a great offense and a great team and it’s Hawaii. You can’t really complain about going to Hawaii and I’m not going to. It’s a good situation.”

    That’s true only if UW wins.

    dey you go, Royvic!
    dare is where Salas and Medeiros and Moniz gotta go. Da air attack. tropical breezes. shifty kine moves on da safeties. dats da key.

    Go Warriors!!

  26. bighilofan2 December 5, 2009 5:23 am


    ha ha. dis is a family blog. 😆

  27. oldie December 5, 2009 5:27 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    Game day! Big Game Day!!

    Gotta focus on error free execution: No turnovers, no penalties, no big Wiscy plays!

    Can do, Warriors! Just do your assignments!

  28. 808ike December 5, 2009 5:29 am


    Used nice words……..

  29. bighilofan2 December 5, 2009 5:32 am

    Great article, ST.

    I know summa da peeps woulda wanted you to lay down da keys to victory. me, i like how you focused on wat da players are tinking.

    from your HA article today:

    “We’re not here to win people over, we’re here to win games,” left tackle Aaron Kia said. “It’s about sticking together as a team. We don’t need everybody’s criticism or hate to dictate our season. … If people want to jump off (the bandwagon), they can jump off. If people want to jump on board, that’s fine, too. We welcome them.”

    Soares said: “You have to love the situation we’re in. We win one game, we play our old coach (SMU’s June Jones in the Hawai’i Bowl). The way our season started and the way we’re trying to finish it, it’s a very pleasing feeling. We have to take care of business. We want to go out there, scramble some eggs.”

    Dey you go, Warriors! You know what you gotta do. No need us for spell da words. Go scramble some eggs tonight. :mrgreen:

    Go Warriors.

  30. oldie December 5, 2009 5:33 am


    I totally agree with you on the Senior Night post game celebrations.

    The last few haven’t had the spontaniety that it needs. It takes so long for the celebration to begin. It all feels too structured.

    Just let the Seniors circle the field so that the fans can show their appreciation.

  31. 808ike December 5, 2009 5:33 am


    Tried to put it eloquently.

  32. bighilofan2 December 5, 2009 5:34 am


    Oldie is right. FOCUS. EXECUTION. alla da Warriors!

  33. 808ike December 5, 2009 5:35 am

    ST is going to give me the axe.

  34. Kekoa (iPhone) December 5, 2009 5:35 am

    Keys to da big game? Big Hilo get ‘um inside his pocket. Enjoy da ride!

    Go Warriors!
    Stomp Da Badgers!

  35. bighilofan2 December 5, 2009 5:37 am

    you was sooo eloquent, 808ike. :mrgreen:

    see you this afternoon?

  36. bighilofan2 December 5, 2009 5:49 am

    The Warriors know everything is on the line. They’re playing for everything. They know that..

    So does Wisconsin. Badgers are playing for their lives too. Back to back losses and their bowl ain’t shiny no mo. Thats their perception back home.

    So, its gonna be a hard fought game. We all know that. Thats why we’re packing the stadium tonight, and yelling our fannies offf!!!!

    Dis is for all da marbles. And I’m liking how our Warriors are focusing on eliminating da turnovers, and playing for all da marbles.


  37. 808ike December 5, 2009 5:50 am

    Back to work. Making same food Mrs. A-House brings once in a while.
    Problem is not as good as hers.

    ” NEED TO PRACTICE ” Now, she knows what I’m making.

    esme out.

  38. bighilofan2 December 5, 2009 5:51 am

    its gonna be 60 minutes of football. da Warriors are gonna know dat I’m dare cheering them on all the way!

  39. oldie December 5, 2009 5:58 am

    Much as I’d like to see the Wahine volleyball match against USC, I hope they don’t put it on the Jumbotron.

    I believe they did something similar at the Stanley, and it interfered with the flow of the game that was on the court.

    This game is much too important to have any distractions. Let the players and fans focus on Wisconsin.

    Go Warriors!

  40. bighilofan2 December 5, 2009 6:01 am

    I like how the Wisconsin defensive end talked about how Northwestern game planned for him, frustrating him the whole game.

    I realize that our coaches have the smarts and moxie to game plan too.
    you done good, coaches. keep it going!

    Go Warriors!

  41. oldie December 5, 2009 6:01 am

    The game at the Stanley was a few years ago. Can’t remember the details.

  42. bighilofan2 December 5, 2009 6:02 am

    oops. the talk about the Wisconsin Defensive End was on Tombo Ahi’s site. thanks Tombo Ahi.

    and thanks to you too, Chawan_Cut. for all your videos.

    Go Warriors!

  43. bighilofan2 December 5, 2009 6:05 am


    you are 1000000000000000000% right.

    As much as the Wahine are a class act and represent Hawaii
    extremely well, tonight there is a conflict with the game. We gotta focus on the game. If they like put something on da screen at halftime, fine.

    But while we’re in the middle of fighting for the win, no way to divert our attention anytime. no way no how.

  44. bighilofan2 December 5, 2009 6:06 am

    see you at the Tgate, Tsaikos.

    wooooshhhh >>>>>>>>>>

  45. oldie December 5, 2009 6:14 am

    No excuses for not being at Aloha Stadium for the game. The weather is going to be nice (although warm and muggy would be better for a team from the frozen Midwest).

    Want watch the Wahine-USC match? Record it! Want to watch the game on ESPN2? Record it!

    Be there for our Warriors! Be there for the Seniors! Be there for our coaches! They all busted their butts to make this a meaningful game. We need to show our appreciation.

    Okay, oldie, time to calm dowm. Starting to sound like bhf2.

  46. Garret December 5, 2009 6:18 am

    It turns out that the rumor that Notre Dame was interested in Wisconsin’s head coach was made up by a Notre Dame fan who wanted to prove how little fact-checking some sports blogs would do.

    It is incredibly easy to start something and then have it spread like wildfire. Before all this is over, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Ocho had an insider blurb linking to the original.

    The people that are shoveling this nonsense are not doing any due diligence. If they would have asked any substantive questions of me or checked with people actually in the Athletic Department they would have seen my credentials are bunk. Don’t think for a second that this is limited to this one site, it’s not. I could have chosen any number of patsies to try this out.

  47. Kekoa (iPhone) December 5, 2009 6:19 am

    Oldie but Goldy!

  48. oldie December 5, 2009 6:24 am


    I like that. Tone deaf so I can’t sing, but I like to listen to those Golden Oldies.

  49. Kekoa (iPhone) December 5, 2009 6:24 am

    808ike ~ I was hoping for Badger Burgers from out of your gourmet kitchen..(tsai)

    Stomp Da Badgers!

  50. wafan December 5, 2009 6:26 am

    A great frozen football Saturday morning to everyone!

  51. wafan December 5, 2009 6:30 am

    Liz and jm2468 . . .

    Sorry! Did not win the tickets. Hope you can find tickets to the game. Still, congratulations to Liam and Bulla!!! Whoo-hoo!!!

    Yell for the rest of us who will be yelling at the TV and radio!

    Go Warriors!

  52. NYUH December 5, 2009 6:32 am

    Go Warriors! Remember Alabama and that UW we rolled over to get into a bowl game.

  53. wafan December 5, 2009 6:32 am

    Go Wahine!

    Take your game to the next level.

  54. Kekoa (iPhone) December 5, 2009 6:34 am

    Oldie ~ Did you watch the PBS informercial plugging those “Doo Wop” Groups from the 50’s & 60’s?…Classic collection of Golden Oldies!

    I hope da Warriors “Doo Wop” doze Badgers tonite!

  55. djmitcho (iPhone) December 5, 2009 6:38 am

    Good morning all! IT’S GAME DAY!!! GO WARRIORS!!!

  56. oldie December 5, 2009 6:41 am


    Yes, I do watch those shows on PBS whenever I can. There was even one that featured the old Stephen Tsai classic, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”.

    Go Warriors!

  57. bighilofan2 December 5, 2009 6:42 am


    no answer da door wen we score da TDs and yu stay yellin. da neighbors gonna tink yu nutz or sumtin, day gonna call police, day have no clue as to da supreme impotence goinz on inda hale. 😀

    if da cops come, tell em to get a warrant. 😆

  58. bighilofan2 December 5, 2009 6:45 am

    theme wong for tonight’s game.

  59. royvic December 5, 2009 6:55 am

    Repeat the intensity Warriors, as you did last week against Navy.

    Feed off the great special team’s play, especially of how last week’s two punts against Navy were down near the 1 yard line. Plays like this put air in Hawaii’s balloon and take air out of the opponents. Against Wisconsin, today, Hawaii needs big plays like this. Continued good punting, kickoff and punt return coverage. And a big run back by Taylor or Henry would be a huge boost to the team.

    Continuing playing with improving consistency in all phases of the game.

    Limit Wisconsin success on first down. What this means is don’t allow them 4 yards or more otherwise statistically 88% of the time they’ll get a first down.

    Stop John Clay, Wisconsin’s 6’0″ 248 pound RB, that was named the Big 10 offensive player of the year. He’s a big player with a combination of size and speed (4.5). The 4 star athlete was rated as the fourth best RB out of high school. He’s uses his blockers well.

    Stop their DE, #50 O’Brien Schofield. The 6’3 250 pound, a Big 10 first team selection has 19 tackles for losses and 8 sacks this year. Registered 4 TFL against Fresno.

    On defense swarm to the ball. Make punishing tackles. Play like there’s no tomorrow.

    On offense take what the defense gives you. Run if can, keep possession of the ball, and keep the opponents offense off the field. Continue using that swing pass out to the RB out of the backfield. Seems to be a successful play. Have a hunch that Chizzy could be a factor in this game. It would also be neat if Hawaii takes a impromptu page out of the Oregon’s playbook, especially that fake horizontal hand off to the RB with the QB reversing field to either run or pitch out to the SB.

    Win the turn over battle. This is key. Hawaii can ill afford to turning over the ball today and expect to win.

    Play passionate, yet smart. Play with discipline. And play with team work and together-like . And limit mental errors, drop balls and penalties.

    Hawaii coaches need to have something up their sleeves today. I think against Goliath you need to have some Machiavellian and crafty in countering them.

    For the twelfth men at the stadium keep shaking the house, continuing yelling, cheering and waving, which is inspiring the Warriors on the field.

    To all, players, coaches and fans we need to have our best game faces on, yet focusing with our best efforts today if we expect to win. Personally,I have a good feeling today that Hawaii will win. Go Warriors.

    I think if Hawaii OL can block well it would be infectious to the whole team

  60. Pomai December 5, 2009 7:00 am

    The sun is just now coming up over the mountains, I hope the badger players are just now getting back to their hotel after a night on the town>>>>>>>>>>>>

  61. Cheyah! December 5, 2009 7:01 am

    Game day! Go Warriors! Thank u Seniors!

  62. Kekoa December 5, 2009 7:01 am

    Just a reminder of what our fearless QB is thinking:

    ”This is our championship,” said UH quarterback Bryant Moniz. ”One game away to get into that bowl, and Wisconsin is our last team in our way, so we’ve got to take care of it.”

    Go Warriors!
    Beat Doze Busy Badgers!

  63. bighilofan2 December 5, 2009 7:02 am

    This guy Paul shows what Awesome means. can happen when you’re doing what you like doing. Go Warriors!

  64. wafan December 5, 2009 7:26 am

    bhf2 . . .

    Yeah! Paul Potts and Susan Boyle. Great examples of hidden talent that can be found, harnessed and polished if one believes and gives from the heart.

    Go Warriors!!!

  65. bighilofan2 December 5, 2009 7:31 am

    ya. and da promos for his Album, One Chance, is just awesome.
    phenomenal. I like dis parts:

    Never Give Up. Never judge a book by its cover.
    I am Somebody.

    Da Warriors just gotta act their part. When asked “what are you here for today, Warriors?” And as one they say “to play football.”

    Yup, I got a really good feeling about today’s game. They’ve had all season long to put it together, get the focus, get the performance right. Its not gonna be easy. The best games never are.


  66. wafan December 5, 2009 7:31 am

    bhf2 . . .

    The neighbors are getting used to the noise — especially after the Navy game.

    Not picking sides in the Army-Navy game since neighbor on the left is retired Navy and the neighbor on the right is active Army. I want to be like Swizterland — neutral.

  67. Kazz (blkberry_storm) December 5, 2009 7:40 am


    No time is finer than today to make senior night more special than any other in recent memory.

    Anyone can craft a great ceremony, but no one can dictate the mood winning creates.



  68. Pomai December 5, 2009 8:13 am

    Watching the Pitt vs Cinny game, da Warriors need to play just like da panthers are doing, dey score every time dey git da ball.

  69. koakane™ December 5, 2009 8:17 am

    good morning tsaikos country and warrior nation. supa sunny day so far hope you’ll have as good one as the tgaters will today.

    congrats to the wahines on beating new mex last night. also to the ILH private school on their D1 and D2 state championships. good luck again to wildcats and safety always to the traveling D1 and Juliette

    gotta run so see you’all latter on today and eat’um up eat’um up raw raw raw

  70. bighilofan2 December 5, 2009 8:19 am

    ya. eat da Badgers. raw raw raw



    see you in a few.

  71. madeinhawaii December 5, 2009 8:21 am

    Warriors.. WARRIORS… come out and pla~~y….!!!


    & kNock ’em dead!

  72. madeinhawaii December 5, 2009 8:25 am

    Suck it up
    Persist &

  73. madeinhawaii December 5, 2009 8:27 am

    E xecute the
    S trategy and
    P ersist to
    N eutralize

  74. madeinhawaii December 5, 2009 8:29 am

    E xecute
    S trategize
    P ersist
    N eutralize

    sMACK e’m a good one!

    Warriors IMUA!!

  75. espn December 5, 2009 8:30 am

    whoah kazz, “kill” is a strong word.

    i mean they make nice coats, but it’s not like we really want to tan their hides or anything.

    it would be nice to snare them, but we don’t really want to put them in the imu…do we?

    we like smoke ’em, but i don’t know about badger jerky.

    killing is so, well, final…and pervasive.

    i say, “let’s go warriors!”…..nicely…









    🙂 sorry, got a little carried away. aloha.

  76. madeinhawaii December 5, 2009 8:30 am

    6:30 pm.. what time is that in Wisconsin?

  77. will-i-am December 5, 2009 8:32 am

    Did anyone see RJ Kiesel Kauhane’s interview about senior night on the news last night.

    That guy is hilarious!!

  78. Kekoa December 5, 2009 8:32 am

    Small kine time out for these messages from America about our *Tsaiko Sons of Hawaii*

    BarryM’s son AbeM ~ has been named as one of the honorary Captains of today’s game betwixt USC & AZ.

    D-1’s #2 son’s ~ Linfield College team, is still working on bringing home da Bacon from their Championship playoffs.

    Bulla’s Beast represented Weber State very well again this year. He was awarded a spot on the Honorable Mention list despite some really wicked injuries during his season.

    Congratulations to all of our young men for their dedication to academics, and hard work on the field of battle. Can’t wait to see you all return home for the holidays.

  79. wafan December 5, 2009 8:45 am

    Have a great time at the T-Gate! Lots o’ pix of Mr. Blue, please. Everyone — please eat a couple of extra plates of food for me!!!

    See you at the Hawai’i Bowl where the Warriors will break the ponies!!! Yeeeehhhaaaaaaawwwwww!

  80. Rob25 December 5, 2009 8:48 am

    IMUA KAMEHAMEHA!! Congratulations on the victory!!


  81. wafan December 5, 2009 8:49 am

    I think the game is on at 10:30 in Wisconsin; 8:30 here in the PNW.

    I think ESPN is making a mistake. They have the game scheduled for only 3-hours tonight. I sure hope they do not pull a Heidi on us!!!

  82. wafan December 5, 2009 8:51 am

    And, hooray to the Warriors and Red-Raiders on their victories last night. I am sure the the teams from Kahuku and Kaua’i played their hearts out.

    Bravo and congratulations to all participants!!!

  83. βρεω808 December 5, 2009 8:53 am


    It’s awesome to see Hawaiianbod posting regularly here on The Warrior Beat!!! 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀

  84. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 5, 2009 8:54 am

    The volleyball match starts at 5 pm while kick-off is at 6:30 pm. Unless the sets last longer than anticipated, there’s no conlfict.

    However, if seen at all in Aloha Stadium it will on sets in the concourse area, not inside.

  85. βρεω808 December 5, 2009 8:59 am

    ~•~~~~•~~~~•~ ★ ★ ★ Sending Birthday wishes to g-nalo, Ukuleleboi, and papa Jim Leahey!!! ★ ★ ★ ~•~~~~•~~~~•~

    😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆

  86. βρεω808 December 5, 2009 9:02 am

    ~•~~~~•~ ★ ★ ★ Go WARRIORS!!! 😈 😈 😈 BEAT Wisconsin!!! ★ ★ ★ ~•~~~~•~

  87. wafan December 5, 2009 9:03 am

    Hi, Brew!

  88. wafan December 5, 2009 9:04 am

    Good to have the artwork back.


  89. wafan December 5, 2009 9:06 am

    Will the Wahine game be streamed — besides on the radio?

  90. βρεω808 December 5, 2009 9:09 am

    😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀

    😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀

    Swiss cheese got plenty of holes! 😯 So does Wisconsin’s D!Warriors – Take advantage of that!!! 😀 😀 😀

  91. Bulla December 5, 2009 9:09 am

    mahalo for the props and congrats to Abe and Brett. Awesome job by all the boys

  92. Cheyah! December 5, 2009 9:14 am

    “I wanna have a senior moment” of da Warriors whooping da Badgers!

    Go Warriors! Believe!

  93. βρεω808 December 5, 2009 9:14 am

    Aloha Stadium – should broadcast the Wahine VB match inside the stadium – IMHO. 🙄

    Hi wafan! 😀

  94. βρεω808 December 5, 2009 9:16 am


    ~~•~~~~•~~W A H I N E V O L L E Y B A L L!!! ~~•~~~~•~~

  95. gmahoney December 5, 2009 9:17 am

    “I wanna have a senior moment.”

  96. βρεω808 December 5, 2009 9:18 am

    bulla a winner?!? 😯 Ahhhh…. we knew that already!!! 😆

  97. Stephen Tsai December 5, 2009 9:19 am

    Isn’t this a nice time? When we can all get along.
    I hope it’s like this tomorrow.

  98. Bulla December 5, 2009 9:19 am

    haha, didn’t believe they left that line in…pretty funny:) but true,

  99. βρεω808 December 5, 2009 9:19 am

    ~~•~~ ★ ★ ★ Drink whiskey!!! BEAT WISCY!!! ★ ★ ★ ~~•~~

  100. Pomai December 5, 2009 9:20 am

    “I wanna have a senior moment.”

  101. Bulla December 5, 2009 9:20 am

    u da man, I don’t cate what ST says:)

  102. βρεω808 December 5, 2009 9:21 am

    …can’t we all get along…? => group hug!!! 😀

  103. βρεω808 December 5, 2009 9:22 am

    ~~•~~ ★ ★ ★ OK – get frisky!!! & –BEAT WISCY!!! ★ ★ ★ ~~•~~

  104. Pomai December 5, 2009 9:23 am

    Hey wait a minute I am a senior moment….

    “I wanna have a senior moment.”

  105. Stephen Tsai December 5, 2009 9:23 am

    Hate to be a party pooper, but I don’t think they should show the volleyball match while the football game is being played.
    In 2007, didn’t they show the UH-Nevada football game during a UH home basketball game? It’s too distracting.
    Plus, we don’t want to miss Aaron Kia’s entry.

  106. oldie December 5, 2009 9:23 am

    I wanna have a senior moment.

    I actually have too many already, but what the heck, anything for tickets.

  107. Stephen Tsai December 5, 2009 9:24 am

    I hope Brian Kelly sent in his Notre Dame application before this game.

  108. mouthwash December 5, 2009 9:24 am

    I wanna have a senior moment

  109. Stephen Tsai December 5, 2009 9:25 am

    The beauty about today’s contest: we’ll have to keep repeating things.

  110. Bulla December 5, 2009 9:26 am

    Whew, the ONE TIME in my life I win something BIG, and I can’t use it. Mahalo for the tickets but as I told ST, I am flying to Maui to do a funeral:( Yhe Lord’s work comes first :0)
    GO WARRIORS, Squeeze the cheese baby!!

  111. Slugger December 5, 2009 9:26 am

    I wanna have a senior moment.

    Just dropped LizKauai at her training…she’ll join us at the game in the 2nd half!

  112. Stephen Tsai December 5, 2009 9:27 am

    The beauty about today’s contest? we’ll have to keep repeating things.

  113. bstunna2002 December 5, 2009 9:29 am

    “I wanna have a senior moment.” Morning Tsaiko’s and warrior faithful today is the day!

  114. Stephen Tsai December 5, 2009 9:29 am

    We love ya, but no sad stories. We can’t let emotions get in the way of cold, hard drawings.

  115. βρεω808 December 5, 2009 9:30 am

    Many of “us” on The Warrior Beat are already…. “senior moments“. 🙄 😀 😆

  116. oldie December 5, 2009 9:31 am

    I wanna have a senior moment.

    Did I say that already? Must be having a senior moment. I can’t remember if I did.

  117. Stephen Tsai December 5, 2009 9:31 am

    A few years ago, somebody gave a Sophie’s choice dilemma: Two siblings, but only one ticket.
    I had to be the Grinch.
    Which is why I farm out the selections to coworkers and my cardiac nurse.

  118. RedZone December 5, 2009 9:31 am

    Congrats Inoke.

  119. Bulla December 5, 2009 9:32 am

    I hope that every single Warrior is mentally, physically, and spiritually READY for today. This is it, as gladiators they shall enter the arena knowing it could be their last battle as a warrior

    Leave it on the field 🙂

  120. βρεω808 December 5, 2009 9:32 am

    …a farewell to….ariel….. 😥 (not!)

  121. βρεω808 December 5, 2009 9:32 am

    Hi Avis. 😀

  122. Bulla December 5, 2009 9:33 am

    ST, thanks for the call:( I’ll be cheering from the airport

  123. RedZone December 5, 2009 9:33 am

    Cincy struggling.

  124. βρεω808 December 5, 2009 9:35 am

    Be ready. Be strong. Be tough. Be focused. Be disciplined.

    ~~•~~~~•~~ ★ ★ ★ Be => W A R R I O R S !!! ★ ★ ★ ~~•~~~~•~~

  125. βρεω808 December 5, 2009 9:38 am

    😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen:


    😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen:

    ~~•~~~~•~~~~•~ ★ ★ ★ Go WARRIORS!!! ★ ★ ★ ~•~~~~•~~~~•~~

  126. Bulla December 5, 2009 9:39 am

    Tsaikos should go to Nancys after post game, the sun will be upby then 🙂

  127. oldie December 5, 2009 9:39 am

    I wanna have a senior moment.

    If things go bad at the beginning, I hope the Warriors remember how they managed to come back when things looked the bleakest.

    Focus on the task at hand!

    Go Warriors!

  128. tommui December 5, 2009 9:40 am

    I wanna have a senior moment. (Probably because I have them all day long)

    Good morning kind hearts.

  129. Slugger December 5, 2009 9:43 am

    ST ~

    I gave LizKauai her ticket so she can just walk in during the 2nd half. Her training time was shortened today, so she can come!

    Now just have to find a tickee for AnnodahLiz…

    We’ll see you there!

    I wanna have a senior moment.

    Wait…wait…did I just have one? Forget…

  130. HiFlyer December 5, 2009 9:43 am

    I wanna have a senior moment

  131. Slugger December 5, 2009 9:43 am


  132. SteveM December 5, 2009 9:46 am

    Good morning everyone!


  133. HiFlyer December 5, 2009 9:52 am

    I wanna have a senior moment.

  134. oldie December 5, 2009 9:57 am

    I wanna have a senior moment.

    I think it would be appropriate to give the tickets to someone most likely to have a senior moment, an oldie.

    Go Warriors!

  135. HiFlyer December 5, 2009 9:57 am

    don’t know why but, I wanna have a senior moment.

  136. wafan December 5, 2009 9:59 am

    Why not use the band to play Co-Ed once the talking goes on longer than a few seconds. Sort of like the Oscars.

    Perhaps have the cheer staff lead the crowd yelling something like, “NEXT!”

  137. LizKauai (iPhone) December 5, 2009 10:00 am

    “I wanna have a senior moment.”

  138. LizKauai (iPhone) December 5, 2009 10:01 am

    “I wanna have a senior moment.”
    for AnnodahLiz

  139. jm2375 December 5, 2009 10:06 am

    I wanna have a senior moment.

  140. wafan December 5, 2009 10:07 am

    I . . .

    What was I going to say?

  141. wafan December 5, 2009 10:11 am

    Between 89 and 136 I had a senior moment — an unintentional nap. Geez.

    What the heck —

    I wanna have a senior moment — a year early!!!

  142. bstunna2002 December 5, 2009 10:13 am

    Anyone know what time the parking opens? “I wanna have a senior moment.”

  143. Kam truck December 5, 2009 10:17 am


  144. bstunna2002 December 5, 2009 10:18 am

    So based on the way this season has gone do we storm the field when the Warriors win?

  145. madeinhawaii December 5, 2009 10:18 am

    “I wanna have a senior moment.”

    Didn’t even realize there was a contest still going on… sheesh.. what a senior moment..

  146. MALI'E December 5, 2009 10:19 am


  147. βρεω808 December 5, 2009 10:21 am

    Wow! Cincy is going to pull it out. This is the most exciting college team & offense since the 2007 season! IMHO…. 😯

  148. YMEA December 5, 2009 10:23 am


  149. βρεω808 December 5, 2009 10:24 am

    LizK is “trainable”!?!! 😯 Hi LizK!!! 😀

  150. WAIKOLOA BREEZE December 5, 2009 10:25 am


  151. jm2375 December 5, 2009 10:26 am

    Good morning guys!


    I wanna have a senior moment

  152. HAW'N PANCAKE December 5, 2009 10:26 am


  153. βρεω808 December 5, 2009 10:32 am

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  154. madeinhawaii December 5, 2009 10:33 am


    Which team has the most exciting Offense since 2007? Cincy? or our Warriors?

    “I wanna have a senior moment.”

  155. madeinhawaii December 5, 2009 10:37 am

    Egads… LaTech is destroying SJSU… 45-14… at the half.

    Tomey’s team… must all be repeating..

    “I wanna have a senior moment.”

  156. royvic December 5, 2009 10:41 am

    Can you believe that Fresno comes from behind and beats Illinois. With 6 seconds left in the game the Fresno QB throws a 19 yrd. TD making the score 52-51 and then Fresno elects to go for the 2 pt. conversion making it the final 53-52.

    This is great that Fresno sets the momentum for the Warriors tonight as they also face a Big 10 challenge.

  157. LizKauai (Aspire) Go Warriors! December 5, 2009 10:45 am

    “I wanna have a senior moment.” for AnnodahLiz and jm2375

  158. Hawaiianbod December 5, 2009 10:48 am

    *yawn* g’morning Tsaikos!

    i wanna have a senior moment.

  159. WhiteBear December 5, 2009 10:54 am

    “I wanna have a senior moment.”

  160. jm2375 December 5, 2009 10:54 am

    I wanna have a senior moment.

    Thanks LizK

  161. madeinhawaii December 5, 2009 10:55 am

    “I wanna have a senior moment.”

    I think?! ☺

  162. EastManoa December 5, 2009 10:57 am

    I wanna have a senior moment.

    But more than than, I want two free tickets!! please?

  163. madeinhawaii December 5, 2009 10:58 am

    ☺”I wanna have a senior moment.”☻

    So who’s gonna win the Alabama – Florida game?

  164. A-House December 5, 2009 10:59 am

    OK, wait now, almost there, just a little more, just a little manapua to go, OK, now!!!

    Happy Birfday to G’NALO!!!!!!!

  165. Maverick December 5, 2009 10:59 am

    “I wanna have a senior moment”

  166. Maverick December 5, 2009 11:00 am

    I’m getting to the age in my life where I will just take any moment. :>

  167. madeinhawaii December 5, 2009 11:01 am

    Hmmm.. if Florida is playing Alabama.. isn’t that the Championship Game?

  168. hilo65 December 5, 2009 11:02 am

    I wanna have a senior moment. Beat the badgers!!

  169. madeinhawaii December 5, 2009 11:05 am

    ♀I wanna have a senior moment.♂

    Senior night.. let’s make it happen!!

  170. jm2375 December 5, 2009 11:08 am

    I wanna have a senior moment.

    Happy bday g-nalo.

  171. Options December 5, 2009 11:10 am

    I wanna have a senior moment

  172. Hawaiianbod December 5, 2009 11:10 am

    Happy Birthday g-nalo!

    i wanna have a senior moment…..but hopefully later than sooner.

  173. LizKauai (iPhone) December 5, 2009 11:10 am

    Ticket for AnnodahLiz had been secured! I’m playing for jm2375 and ???
    “I wanna have a senior moment.”


  174. madeinhawaii December 5, 2009 11:10 am

    “I wanna have a senior moment.”

    Give it to me one more time… once is never enough….

  175. Hawaiianbod December 5, 2009 11:15 am

    howzit Brew808! hope all is well in NorCal.

    i wanna have a senior moment…..i think.

  176. madeinhawaii December 5, 2009 11:18 am

    “I wanna have a senior moment.” That our seniors will never forget!! Win baby.. WIN!!

  177. Hawaiianbod December 5, 2009 11:21 am

    LizK – i’m glad you got ur ticket.

    Happy Birthday Ukuleleboi! Your mom is sooo proud of you. Enjoy ur ‘special’ day

    i wanna have a senior moment… that i have an excuse for forgetting things.

  178. Hawaiianbod December 5, 2009 11:26 am

    bama winning 9-0 over the ‘mighty gay-tors’ (missed extra point).

    i wanna have a senior moment…..not to mention having the luxury of paying senior citizen prices.

  179. madeinhawaii December 5, 2009 11:28 am

    “I wanna have a senior moment.” I wanna dejavu so that a couple other Tsaiko bloggers can enjoy the game!!

  180. madeinhawaii December 5, 2009 11:31 am

    Warriors gotta come out and play each play with urgency.. They gotta play each possession as if it’s their last. Hit Alabama with a hurry up offense to start… keep them reeling backwards..
    Make them sweat another Northwestern early in the game..

    “I wanna have a senior moment.”

  181. Hawaiianbod December 5, 2009 11:33 am

    shout-out to all the early Tsaiko tailgaters. wish i could be there and enjoying the company and of course the fuud.

    i wanna have a senior moment…..and not have to take my darn meds.

  182. madeinhawaii December 5, 2009 11:35 am

    Looking forward to the day that you can be there Hawaiianbod!!

    Alabama taking it to Florida early in the game…

    Did I mention it?

    “I wanna have a senior moment.”

  183. madeinhawaii December 5, 2009 11:37 am

    Thar you go.. Nick Saban calls a time out on a Field Goal attempt because he’s unsure of the number of players on the field… hmmm.. remind you of anyone??

    If Nick can do it and still lead his team to an undefeated season.. shoots… it ain’t no biggie… it just happens.. it’s a senior moment.. that’s all and …

    “I wanna have a senior moment.”

  184. Hawaiianbod December 5, 2009 11:40 am

    howzit Wafan!

    what was the temps this morning? hope you didn’t have to scrape your windshield again. keep warm, my friend.

    i wanna have a senior moment…..when dealing with the anti-friendly TSA personnel.

  185. LizKauai (Aspire) Go Warriors! December 5, 2009 11:43 am

    Hi bod! Mahalo!

    “I wanna have a senior moment.”

  186. jm2375 December 5, 2009 11:45 am

    Last try.

    I wanna have a senior moment.

  187. elum December 5, 2009 11:45 am

    I wanna have a senior moment.

  188. LizKauai (Aspire) Go Warriors! December 5, 2009 11:45 am

    d1 updates:
    Halftime. 24-14, Linfield.
    2nd half starts with a trade of punts

    “I wanna have a senior moment.”

  189. Hawaiianbod December 5, 2009 11:46 am

    howzit MIH! thanks for the ‘love’! us Halawa housing survivors gotta stick together.

    i wanna have a senior moment…..but not forget the small kid time memories.

  190. panaewa December 5, 2009 11:47 am

    i wanna have a senior moment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    go daddy silva

  191. Maverick December 5, 2009 11:47 am

    Bug The Badgers and WIN!

    “I wanna have a senior moment

  192. 808kamaaina December 5, 2009 11:49 am

    “I wanna have a senior moment.”

  193. Z-trail December 5, 2009 11:49 am

    “I wanna have a senior moment.”

  194. Hawaiianbod December 5, 2009 11:50 am


    ok, i am over and out.

    good luck to all the posters. may the ‘lucky’ person win.


  195. goochi goochi goo December 5, 2009 11:51 am

    pleeze, I wanna have a senior moment

  196. madeinhawaii December 5, 2009 11:53 am

    Lot of memories from the housing tracks.. lots of memories came after the Stadium went up too…

    wow.. I think I’m having a senior moment…in fact…
    “I wanna have a senior moment.”

  197. sista -sista December 5, 2009 11:53 am

    i wanna have a senior moment…………..
    go warriors

  198. madeinhawaii December 5, 2009 11:54 am


    I got my fingers crossed for you…

  199. Jeffrey December 5, 2009 11:54 am

    “I wanna have a senior moment”

  200. oldie December 5, 2009 11:55 am

    I wanna have a senior moment.

    Okay, it’s noon. Did I win yet?

  201. Maverick December 5, 2009 11:56 am

    Can’t wait for the game to start.
    Getting ant’sys in my pant’sys

    “I wanna have a senior moment

  202. Maverick December 5, 2009 11:56 am

    Warriors Gonna WIN Tonight!

  203. Maverick December 5, 2009 11:57 am

    at least 40,000 in the stands tonight?

  204. ypo December 5, 2009 11:57 am

    I wanna have a senior moment…………
    go warriors

  205. ypo December 5, 2009 11:57 am

    I wanna have a senior moment…………
    go warriors

  206. LizKauai (Aspire) Go Warriors! December 5, 2009 11:59 am

    “I wanna have a senior moment.”

    WE WILL (protect) ROCK THIS HOUSE!!!

  207. Z-trail December 5, 2009 12:01 pm

    “I wanna have a senior moment.”

    Go Warriors!

  208. LizKauai (Aspire) Go Warriors! December 5, 2009 12:04 pm

    UST intercepts ball in EZ and marches for a score. They miss the XP. Could be huge? We’ll see. 24-20, ‘Cats

    “I wanna have a senior moment.”

  209. Maverick December 5, 2009 12:06 pm

    “I wanna have a senior moment”

    Let’s get it on!

    Tailgating Ho!

  210. LizKauai (Aspire) Go Warriors! December 5, 2009 12:06 pm

    Linfield trying to answer back. Nicw KOR to midfield. Offense moves to UST 20 with a first down as ;rd qtr ends

  211. madeinhawaii December 5, 2009 12:07 pm

    I wanna have a senior moment

  212. LizKauai (Aspire) Go Warriors! December 5, 2009 12:11 pm


  213. LizKauai (Aspire) Go Warriors! December 5, 2009 12:12 pm

    ‘Cats roar back with a TD. Kunioka’s PAT makes it 31-20, 12:53 left in the game

  214. Stephen Tsai December 5, 2009 12:12 pm

    Made in Hawaii:
    Now that’s just being greedy.

  215. Bulla December 5, 2009 12:13 pm


  216. Maverick December 5, 2009 12:16 pm

    GO Bulla!
    Go Everyone!

  217. Maverick December 5, 2009 12:16 pm

    What a great day of Games .

    Hawaii gonna p*ss off the Big-10 conference tonight

  218. madeinhawaii December 5, 2009 12:20 pm

    Awright Slugger!!

  219. LizKauai (Aspire) Go Warriors! December 5, 2009 12:26 pm

    (new info on top)

    Incomplete screen pass. UST punting!

    Holding on UST on 2nd down is declined on incl pass. Big 3d down

    Big TFL on 1st down

    UST takes over after punt in EZ. 7:08 left in game
    Cats held to 3 & out but recover fumble on punt @ UST 36. Big sack on 2nd down ball on 38. Drive stalls.

  220. madeinhawaii December 5, 2009 12:26 pm


    Greedy? Moi?

    You betcha! I’d wanna get all the Tsaikos without tickets passes to the game if I could … ah well.. greedy greedy moi…

    btw … burned the Charsui I was making while writing those lines… guess I really did have a senior moment..

  221. LizKauai (Aspire) Go Warriors! December 5, 2009 12:29 pm

    d1: (newest on bottom)
    Linfield ball on their 44. 2 first downs should wrap it up

    Yikes! Linfield receiver drops a 1st down catch. The Linfield receivers are looking right into the sun when they try to catch the ball. Punt. UST takes over on their 14. 4:31 left

  222. Kekoa (iPhone) December 5, 2009 12:32 pm

    ATTENTION: 3 good seats to todays Wiscy game are available to the 1st person to respond to this post.

  223. gmahoney December 5, 2009 12:33 pm

    Congrats Slugger. Yell loud!

  224. Stephen Tsai December 5, 2009 12:34 pm

    I’m having the opposite of a senior moment.
    I was reading “New Moon” instead of watching the SEC game.

  225. LizKauai (Aspire) Go Warriors! December 5, 2009 12:35 pm

    UST fumbles! Cats recover ball on UST 40. 3:30 left

  226. madeinhawaii December 5, 2009 12:37 pm


    did you see kekoa’s post above!?

  227. madeinhawaii December 5, 2009 12:38 pm

    jm2375 you too.. kekoa’s #222

  228. LizKauai (Aspire) Go Warriors! December 5, 2009 12:38 pm

    1st down at 33. 3:00 left. Tommies call TO

  229. KonaGold December 5, 2009 1:03 pm

    Congratulations to the Linfield Wildcats, only one more win away from the championship game. Now it’s the Warriors turn to do it tonite. Go Warriors, Go Linfield.

  230. LizKauai (iPhone) December 5, 2009 1:11 pm

    Final score, Linfield 31, St. Thomas 20.
    Posted by d1shima at 1:01 PM 0 comments
    Wow! On 4th and 11. ‘Cats call a TO. They rush the punt team on as the referee signals ball in play. When they set up, the offense runs on with :19 on play clock. Boehme throws to Patterson for a 1st down! 2 kneel downs and the Wildcats are semi-final bound!

  231. Kekoa (iPhone) December 5, 2009 1:23 pm

    Update to Post #222 ~ 2 tickets still available. Makai side/Orange/row 10 /Sec. ‘P’ near 40 yd line.
    Come by cabana B to pick up.

  232. whitey December 5, 2009 1:31 pm

    Go Warriors!!!! Tonight you will shine brighter than the moon. Will be cheering for you from a very cold place called lv. Give em Warriors!!!!

  233. Kekoa (iPhone) December 5, 2009 1:41 pm

    Tsaiko’s at T-gate go Bonzo when Linfield score was announced!

    Worth freezing your Chinchillas for my brother! Savor the win and prep for the big finish!

  234. Ai-Yah December 5, 2009 1:44 pm

    Ai-Yah – that all I have to say about Slugger “winning” the tickets. I guess the squeeky wheel the tickets….

  235. RedZone December 5, 2009 1:52 pm

    Gators struggling.

  236. matt December 5, 2009 1:55 pm

    kekoa are the two tix still available? can you hold for me and my friend…will be there around 545pm

  237. Bulla December 5, 2009 1:58 pm


  238. LizKauai (Aspire) Go Warriors! December 5, 2009 2:09 pm

    Anyone passing by upper Dowsett off Pali Hwy. around 6 PM and heading for the Stadium?

    I’m looking for a ride… 🙂

  239. LizKauai (Aspire) Go Warriors! December 5, 2009 2:11 pm

    The luck of the draw does not depend on the squeak of the wheel 🙂

  240. wafan December 5, 2009 2:18 pm

    Whoo-hoo, Slugger!!!

    Yell and cheer for the rest of us!!!

  241. wafan December 5, 2009 2:20 pm

    Why not celebrate the wins of everyone?!?!

  242. wafan December 5, 2009 2:23 pm

    Glad it seems all Tsai-kos who needed tickets for tonight’s game.

    Go Warriors!!!

  243. wafan December 5, 2009 2:24 pm

    Congratulations to Linfield!

    Onward and upward.

    Go Wild, ‘Cats!!!

  244. Garret December 5, 2009 2:26 pm

    It seems like it is taking forever for kickoff to come for the UH game…sorry to post something not related to football but I thought that Midori7 and some others would be interested in this.

    3B Vinnie Catricala (10), out of University of Hawaii, was an Appalachian League All-Star, as he hit .301 with eight homers, 40 RBIs and a .493 slugging percentage at Pulaski.

  245. wafan December 5, 2009 2:29 pm

    Hey, it is snowing!

  246. Matt December 5, 2009 2:31 pm

    Game Day! Let’s get it on. It’s time to put up or shut up. This is for a bowl game. Play hard, play together, and play as one. We can do this. Do it for the seniors, do it for the team, do it for Hawaii. For the seniors, this is the last game of your football careers for most of you. Leave it all on the field and shock the nation. Let’s go Warriors!

  247. Bulla December 5, 2009 2:35 pm


  248. Bulla December 5, 2009 2:37 pm


  249. Bulla December 5, 2009 2:43 pm

    well said they control their destiny tonight

  250. Konaboy (Droid) December 5, 2009 2:44 pm

    Wassup tsaikos!! Huuuuge game and I am pumped! Things that standout to me a keys for a Hawaii victory. 1) O line play. They Have to give Moniz time. 2) Hawaii has to win the turnover battle. 3) Win the 3rd qtr. 4) our run D can Bend but must not break. 5) Convert all redzone possessions , coming up empty today will not be forgiving. I would have added offensive penalties to the list, but I think they have a handle on that. Should be a great game. I say Warriors win by 3.


    Go Texas! We need the BCS money 🙂

  251. Kekoa (iPhone) December 5, 2009 2:49 pm

    Matt ~ Meet me at gate #4 between 5:45 and 6 PM. I’ll be waiting just inside the turnstile, sitting in my gray chair.

  252. wafan December 5, 2009 2:49 pm

    Go Wahine!

    Go Warriors!

  253. wafan December 5, 2009 2:50 pm

    Go Warriors!

    Go Wahine!!!

  254. matt December 5, 2009 3:08 pm

    *Kekoa*….sorry but decided to watch the game from home. my kid don’t feel like going out. mahalo for responding …. GO WARRIORS :O)

  255. oldie December 5, 2009 3:20 pm


    If your tickets are available again, let me know. I’ll see if my friend and her hubby want to go.

  256. whitey December 5, 2009 3:33 pm

    Happy Birthday “Flash” (g’nalo). Dang, wish I had know that and would have gotten you something from paradise.

  257. whitey December 5, 2009 3:37 pm

    So far, the WAC is putting it to the Big 10 on their home field. Now we need the frosting on the cake tonight. Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas!!!!

  258. whitey December 5, 2009 3:38 pm

    Looks like most of the Tsaikos are at the tg party at Richardson.

  259. whitey December 5, 2009 3:39 pm

    I hope Duffer and the kid made it to the game.

  260. whitey December 5, 2009 3:41 pm

    at #260, brake time. have fun, cheer like crazy, enjoy the moment, and get home safely from the game. Merry Christmas!!!!!!

  261. FloridaTed December 5, 2009 3:43 pm

    Now I have a ‘better’ understanding of how we could lose to Cincinnati, after seemingly being in control of the game. Incredible come back.

    It is hard to win back to back Championships in anything, but I had a feeling that Alabama wanted it a lot more.

    I hope that, tonight, the Warriors want it a lot more too.

  262. djmitcho December 5, 2009 3:45 pm

    I’m guessing t-gate in full swing. Wish I could be there instead of freezing my okole off here. Go Warriors!

  263. Hilo Moon December 5, 2009 3:46 pm

    Is it true that the credit union boss is a “camera compass?” If one loses a camera, she sits on an office chair (that rotates), lifts her feet and the chair spins and points in the direction of the camera. Maybe she can be upgraded to a GPS to pinpoint the exact location of the lost camera.

    Also, are UH athletes hearing impaired? It seems she must speak directly and as close to the athletes’ ears. It looks like… heck, as Big Hilo says, “This is a family blog.”

  264. whitey December 5, 2009 3:46 pm

    Fl Ted, hope you are feeling much better and the season brings you good health and happiness. And my friend from the far reaches sends you a Merriest of Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!!!

  265. whitey December 5, 2009 3:48 pm

    dj, you not the only one freezing their okoles. it ain’t exactly warm here in lv. hahahaaaaaa

  266. whitey December 5, 2009 3:49 pm

    ok, gotto go and make some christmas gift money. see you laters!!!!

  267. FloridaTed December 5, 2009 3:53 pm


    Same to you, my friend. I’ve found out this year that God must really have a soft spot for me, lol.

    Hope the Warriors win, that would be a nice present.

    I hope Tigers money and Trophies keep him warm at night.

  268. g-nalo December 5, 2009 4:23 pm

    hello all Tsaiko’s here, there, and everywhere.

    much mahalo for my BD well wishers, it mean a lot especially on this particurlar one where i turn f….fi….fif………dang i can’t even say it. 🙂

    special thanks to:
    14. D1
    132 Steve M
    164 A-House
    170 JM2375
    172 Hawaiianbod
    256 Whitey

    also to Koakane via cell who had to console this ‘oldy’ yesterday.

    extra mahalo to Whitey for the direct call from none other that Sin City, thanks for taking the time out. eh btw, the economy in paradise needs another boost next year, win lots of money!

    and lastly for me, what an appropriate theme of today’s blog….”senior moment”…..ok now officially…….das me. haaaaa

    but no worries cause you know what….i’se feel good! da da da…da da da

    go Warriors!

  269. royvic December 5, 2009 4:24 pm

    One of the team buses broke down, according to ST twitter. O_o.

  270. Bulla December 5, 2009 4:34 pm

    ours or theirs?

  271. LizKauai (iPhone) December 5, 2009 4:36 pm

    Rainbow Wahine volleyball 20 minutes from first serve against USC in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament in Los Angeles.

  272. royvic December 5, 2009 4:37 pm


    not sure. looked at traffic cams , traffic seems to be moving well. didn’t see any stalled buses.

  273. LizKauai (iPhone) December 5, 2009 4:39 pm

    from Kymry:

    I’m tgating w head of Roberts Hawaii…the bus broke down is not the team but the red shirts waiting for bus from school I am told.

  274. oldie December 5, 2009 4:41 pm

    Standing in a sea of red waiting for the gates to open. Bus must have dropped off all these Badger fans.

  275. LizKauai (iPhone) December 5, 2009 4:43 pm

    Kymry says she thinks all is well with the bus situation.

  276. LizKauai (iPhone) December 5, 2009 4:48 pm

    Oldie- red and green. Christmas comes early to Hawaii

  277. oldie December 5, 2009 5:05 pm


    Let’s hope Santa gives us the present we all want – a Warrior victory!

  278. LizKauai (iPhone) December 5, 2009 5:09 pm

    HO HO HO!!!

  279. Hawaiianbod December 5, 2009 5:18 pm

    Wahine WINS 1st set 25-20!

    1 down, 2 to go.

  280. LizKauai (Aspire) Go Warriors! December 5, 2009 5:21 pm

    GO WAHINE!!!

  281. oldie December 5, 2009 5:28 pm


    Is the volleyball game on radio?

  282. jojo ® December 5, 2009 5:29 pm

    go Warriors!!!

  283. Hawaiianbod December 5, 2009 5:31 pm

    oldie – no radio, only K5.


  284. oldie December 5, 2009 5:33 pm

    Hawaiianbod, Thanks

  285. Hawaiianbod December 5, 2009 5:34 pm

    Wahine leading 2nd set 14-7.

  286. jm2375 December 5, 2009 5:51 pm

    Go Wahine!! Up 2-0. BTW, vb game on 1080AM.

    Stopped by the t-gate. Can’t wait to see the final result of Sailor Blue‘s “makeover”. 😆

  287. Hawaiianbod December 5, 2009 5:51 pm

    Wahine WINS 2nd set 25-18.

    2 down, 1 to go babeee!!!

  288. wafan December 5, 2009 5:52 pm

    Go Wahine!!!

    No let down in the 3rd!!!

  289. wafan December 5, 2009 5:53 pm

    Gosh. Talk about a senior moment!

    Happy birthday to G’Nalo!!!

    Whoo-hoo — at least you do not smell like an old guy.



  290. wafan December 5, 2009 6:03 pm

    Wahine update?

  291. wafan December 5, 2009 6:04 pm

    Thank you Liz!!!


  292. oldie December 5, 2009 6:10 pm

    Down in 3rd set 13-5

  293. TChahng [오키나와] December 5, 2009 6:12 pm


  294. oldie December 5, 2009 6:15 pm

    They’re doing the Seniors before the game?!

    I hope they don’t lose their concentration.

  295. TChahng [오키나와] December 5, 2009 6:16 pm

    GA Tech Touchdown!!!

    41-34 GATech up.

  296. Konaboy (Droid) December 5, 2009 6:17 pm

    Yay texas won! We get money!

  297. jm2375 December 5, 2009 6:20 pm

    Wahine lose 3rd game 25-16. Played poorly. Go Wahine!!

  298. TChahng [오키나와] December 5, 2009 6:21 pm

    Ahhhh they took the 2 pt conversion back.!

    39-34 GA Tech.

  299. 99club December 5, 2009 6:29 pm


  300. TChahng [오키나와] December 5, 2009 6:33 pm



  301. 99club December 5, 2009 6:36 pm

    Looking good on this drive! C’mon Warriors!

  302. oldie December 5, 2009 6:37 pm

    4th set Wahine 14-13

  303. 99club December 5, 2009 6:38 pm


  304. LizKauai (iPhone) December 5, 2009 6:40 pm

    Made it to the stadium. GO WARRIORS!!!

  305. wafan December 5, 2009 6:42 pm

    Yay for defensive adjustments!!!

  306. wafan December 5, 2009 6:44 pm

    Big D!

  307. wafan December 5, 2009 6:45 pm

    D is awake.

    Now for the O.

  308. oldie December 5, 2009 6:46 pm

    Wahine up 23-22

  309. Hawaiianbod December 5, 2009 6:49 pm


    Game, Set, Match.

    Congratulations Wahine!

    on to the next round. CHEE HOO!!!

  310. jm2375 December 5, 2009 6:49 pm

    Wahine win 4th game 27-25!! On to Stanford and Illinois next week!!!

  311. Konaboy (Droid) December 5, 2009 6:51 pm

    They need to keep trying to get JT deep on the one on one coverage.

  312. Konaboy (Droid) December 5, 2009 7:00 pm

    Wisconsin made that look way to easy. Our O looks out of sync. I hope they find their groove quickly.

  313. Konaboy (Droid) December 5, 2009 7:18 pm

    What was mana silva doing on that last play??????

  314. Konaboy (Droid) December 5, 2009 7:22 pm

    UW o line is taking care of business. No pressure at all in the backfield.

  315. jojo ® December 5, 2009 7:22 pm


  316. LizKauai (iPhone) December 5, 2009 7:30 pm

    We are playing in the forest. 3 points!!! Woo hoo!!!

  317. Konaboy (Droid) December 5, 2009 7:40 pm

    Wow sacked…. and a missed FG. WAY TO GO D. Now moniz and co. Need to get into the endzone.

  318. Konaboy (Droid) December 5, 2009 7:46 pm

    It doesn’t look like moniz and receivers are on the same page on some of these plays. They look out of character tonight.

  319. d1島 December 5, 2009 8:08 pm

    Tough 1st half!

    Come on Warriors!

  320. d1島 December 5, 2009 8:10 pm

    Mahalo to LizK for re-posting my game updates.

    Mahalo to all for well-wishes for the Wildcats. 🙂

    …just need the Warriors to pull through, too!

  321. d1島 December 5, 2009 8:13 pm

    In a BIG digression…

    60 foot waves expected Monday/Tuesday 😯

  322. CheeHoo December 5, 2009 8:23 pm

    We gotta make completions if we are going to throw the damn ball…Sshhhheeesh!

  323. Cheyah! December 5, 2009 8:30 pm

    Kia getting a look at da next level? Sure dude! Gimme some of what u smokin!

  324. JustAnotherFan December 5, 2009 8:30 pm

    What a butt whoopin!

  325. JustAnotherFan December 5, 2009 8:35 pm

    What a bone head play…..

  326. LizKauai (iPhone) December 5, 2009 8:38 pm

    The Dee shall rise!!!

  327. LizKauai (iPhone) December 5, 2009 8:39 pm

    The Dee shall rise!!!
    Salas is hurt

  328. cavewarrior December 5, 2009 8:47 pm

    feels like sugar bowl.. rolo needs to make qb change

  329. JustAnotherFan December 5, 2009 8:49 pm

    Bring in FUNAKI!!!!!!!!! Please!!!! GO WARRIORS!

  330. RainbowCliff December 5, 2009 8:54 pm

    Aloha Tsaiko Nation, made it back from the Galen Center as all I have to say is ONE wahine volleyball name #5 Kanani Danielson “A STUD” pure and simple. GREAT athlete with tremendous jumping ability and a KILL attitude when she gets UP and spike the ball.

    She carried the team tonight as that is what you need from your BEST player to step it up when the pressure gets tight and you need a BIG play as Miss Danielson wiould not let her girls LOSE !

    USC has a young team and made several adjustments as Lauren Willams of Troy only a sophomore just plugged the middle up and had all Hawaii fans nervous as she just became a Tower Of Inferno.

    Coach Shoji was so happy to get this win as USC was not going away quietly in front of their fans and home court. Hawaii came out as the lower section was packed with supporters in green and black !

    Survive and advance as I was able to get a picture with Kanani as she is so humble and appreciative to ALL Hawaii fans in attendance who just SURRROUNDED this exceptional volleyball player. Wahines should make it to the Elight 8 as Stanford will be there WAITING !

    Final Four is going to be tough as Penn State is in the above bracket with Texas and Florida State LOADED on the other side

    This Warrior football season is over as Wisconsin to strong with the running game as our BOYS did make it interesting to the final game giving us a chance “TO BELIEVE” !

    Go lady wahines !

  331. warriorfan4ever December 5, 2009 8:57 pm

    How bad does it have to get b4 they bring in Stone Cold Shane Austin? Come on guys before we run out of time!!!!

  332. JustAnotherFan December 5, 2009 9:01 pm

    This game is over….. Thanks for a … hmmm…. season boys!!!!

  333. tatoo December 5, 2009 9:01 pm

    terrible mismatch….

  334. JustAnotherFan December 5, 2009 9:04 pm

    Hawaii couldn’t stop a runny nose…. Come on boys!

  335. JustAnotherFan December 5, 2009 9:05 pm

    That’s cause tsai is about 5 foot 4

  336. cavewarrior December 5, 2009 9:07 pm

    austin is warming up….too late decision

  337. warriorfan4ever December 5, 2009 9:09 pm

    woo hoo! shake it up shane!!!

  338. warriorfan4ever December 5, 2009 9:12 pm

    r u kidding…they still have moniz in? what r they thinking?

  339. Garret December 5, 2009 9:13 pm

    It is 37-3…I wish that the coaches would give the backup players some game reps. Some of the backups are seniors who rarely get a chance to play, it would be nice to let them get into the game.

  340. pacleb December 5, 2009 9:18 pm

    just like sugar bowl

  341. Garret December 5, 2009 9:27 pm

    Final result for the 3rd quarter scoring stat against D-IA competition this season:

    UH 0, Washington State 7
    UH 0, UNLV 7
    UH 0, La Tech 14
    UH 0, Idaho 7
    UH 0, Fresno State 14
    UH 2, BSU 10
    UH 0, Nevada 7
    UH 7, Utah State 14 (not counting the TD to start the 4th quarter and I’m glad they missed another TD when their QB missed the wide open WR)
    UH 0, NMSU 6
    UH 0, SJSU 0
    UH 7, Navy 0!!! (the difference in the game!)
    UH 0, Wisconsin 7

    Total is now 93-16 against D-IA competition.

    So, the trend goes like this:
    2006: +106
    2007: +14
    2008: -56
    2009: -77 (93-16 over 12 games)

  342. NYUH December 5, 2009 9:36 pm

    Why is Moniz in there with minutes left in the game? I love the guy but he should sat out the whole 4th quarter.

  343. JustAnotherFan December 5, 2009 9:39 pm

    51 – 10…. Closer then I thought it would be…..

  344. JustAnotherFan December 5, 2009 9:40 pm

    The WAC…. Stands for “We almost compete”….. lol

  345. warriorfan4ever December 5, 2009 9:43 pm

    agreed…actually he should have sat out the entire 2nd half…

  346. Garret December 5, 2009 9:44 pm

    I am VERY happy that Inoke got into the game at QB!

  347. NYUH December 5, 2009 9:44 pm

    Hey, the remembered the wildcat. About time. With one minute left in the season.

  348. Garret December 5, 2009 9:46 pm

    I don’t know why Austin never got into the game, but I am happy that Inoke got a couple of snaps. I do not know why the starters on offense played until almost the end of the game…

  349. JustAnotherFan December 5, 2009 9:46 pm

    The only reason Hawaii even GETS on National TV is because it’s so late. Put a camera on a Hawaii team and they fold like a deck of cards….

    So, SMU and Nevada in Hawaii…. Nice….. June Jones is probably smiling from ear to ear…

  350. warriorfan4ever December 5, 2009 9:48 pm

    it was nice that Inoke got in for his final few snaps as a senior – Funaki is a class act!

  351. NYUH December 5, 2009 9:53 pm

    So that is the end of the season. Congrats Seniors!

    A tough year, lots of injuries, lots of coaching mistakes.

    We’ll come back stronger.

  352. A Fan December 5, 2009 9:55 pm

    Lot of grate comments after the game, funny how lurking and jerking rhyme. UH lost and the sun will still rise in the morning. Tough season.

  353. Bulla December 5, 2009 9:58 pm

    Kekaula talking about UH and their A Game, more like ‘eh’ what game….whew, long night

  354. wafan December 5, 2009 9:59 pm

    Best of luck and thanks, seniors, for all the great memories!!!

    Now to get down to the business of preparing for next year.

    Go Warriors!!!

  355. wafan December 5, 2009 10:02 pm

    They need to leave the seniors alone to say thank you to the fans.

  356. wafan December 5, 2009 10:04 pm

    T-Gaters . . .

    Remember the pix, please, of Commander Blue!

  357. Garret December 5, 2009 10:08 pm

    Nice box score by Alex Dunnachie:

    6 punts, 49.2 average, 2 punts inside the 20, longest punt was 66 yards.

  358. wafan December 5, 2009 10:09 pm

    I wonder what the real reason was for leaving Mo in so long. Clearly he and the receivers were not even in the same book.

    I agree with Garret, the backups needed game time.

  359. Garret December 5, 2009 10:09 pm

    Enos also was 1/1 on FGs, making a 45-yard FG that was supposedly beyond his range that the coaches wanted him to kick at.

  360. Garret December 5, 2009 10:10 pm

    Jovonte Taylor had 130 yards on kick returns, including a return of 45 yards that I think was by far UH’s longest gain of the night.

  361. RedZone December 5, 2009 10:12 pm

    Time to recruit baby. Got to rebuld that oline.

  362. Garret December 5, 2009 10:16 pm


    This isn’t the first game that the coaches left the starters on offense in until really late in the game even when the game was a blowout. It bothered me back then because UH needed to get game reps for the backups to help with depth…and needed to avoid injury, especially when Salas was catching pass after pass late in blowouts. It bothered me today because the seniors and other backups could have had one last chance to play this season.

    I’ll stop with this now, as I don’t want to pile on this subject. The complaint used to be that JJ didn’t rotate his receivers and people posted about how they were happy when the new coaching staff said that they would rotate receivers. However, at least JJ (like almost all other coaches I’ve seen) lets the backups get a good amount of game reps in blowouts.

  363. Garret December 5, 2009 10:21 pm


    UH didn’t get many scholarship freshmen OL in the previous 2 recruiting classes, but this class has a good number of commits already and I’m sure they are looking for one or two more OL recruits.

    Dave Lefotu 6-4, 295 lbs. from Pearl City (offers from Cal and Wyoming)
    Frank Loyd Jr. 6-3, 260 lbs. from Moanalua
    London Sapolu 6-1, 295 lbs from Orange Coast CC (he played DL but I think I remember he was converting to C)
    Sean Shigematsu 6-5, 230 lbs.

  364. RedZone December 5, 2009 10:27 pm

    I like the offensive tackles like the ones that are on the Minnesota Vikings.

  365. RedZone December 5, 2009 10:29 pm

    Got to rebuild the defensive front seven too.

  366. FloridaTed December 5, 2009 10:30 pm

    I’m not too disappointed, we were simply outmatched. The defense did the best they could, it didn’t matter how many guys we had in the box..

    It was like pushing a bunch of oxens out of the way.

    The offense disappointed me a lot. They were not in sync at all. Moniz threw all over the place’ except to the receivers. Again we got hounded by their Defensive Ends,

    Oh, well, they at least gave us a bit of ride, with hope for the future.

    I only hope next spring the QB competition will be open again, we have too much talent there to not give it a very close look.

    Don’t get me wrong, I like Moniz, and I hope he’ll get his scholarship, he deserves it, but I want to see all of them and let’s do it right.

  367. Garret December 5, 2009 10:31 pm

    Quick thoughts on the season:

    Best win was Navy, by far.

    The loss that stings the most to me is not this one…it was the UNLV game. If UH won that game they would quite possibly be in the Hawaii Bowl.

    UH loses a lot of key seniors, especially on the OL, but a lot of players showed good progress this season. Moniz played well until this game, but that was a really good D that UH faced today.

    The preseason polls seem to have predicted UH’s final WAC standing pretty accurately–5th in the WAC, tied with Utah State and La Tech. Hopefully UH moves up in the WAC next season, battling with BSU and Nevada for the title.

  368. RedZone December 5, 2009 10:34 pm

    Woohoo I get to see Kurtz tomorrow.

    And congrats to the wahine. Kanani is amazing. And it is good to have the great wall of Hewitt.

  369. Garret December 5, 2009 10:34 pm

    The trouble with an open competition at QB is that UH will have 6 QBs (7 if you count Spain)…there is no way to get that many QBs enough reps with the first two teams on offense to have a truly open competition. So, they will have to narrow the list down fairly early in the Spring.

    I hope all of the QBs work hard from now to the start of Spring Practice because they will have to be on the top of their games if they want to get through that competition! A stumble in the first few days of the Spring could result in a QB getting little or no reps later in the Spring and having no chance to move up without injuries.

  370. RedZone December 5, 2009 10:35 pm

    Tech really smoked Tomey’s butt.

  371. RedZone December 5, 2009 10:37 pm

    As we have seen you need the blockers up front or the qbs will get killed. Good thing we had depth at the qb position this year.

  372. RedZone December 5, 2009 10:40 pm

    I think there should be open competition at all the positions.

  373. RedZone December 5, 2009 10:43 pm

    I hope Mack can get a better pass rush with the 4 downlinemen next year. We do have a lot of DEs coming in. Who will step up to the plate?

  374. jm2375 December 5, 2009 10:58 pm

    Congrats to the Warriors on a good season. On to next year!

  375. jm2375 December 5, 2009 11:08 pm

    Oyasumina-tsai (chai?). Hasta manaña.

  376. Cheyah! December 5, 2009 11:18 pm

    Good job by Dunnachie, about the only bright spot tonight. Please work hard for next season Warriors. I really want to see one of the redshirting QB’s from this year get playing time next season. However, with Moniz having the most game experience, prep him for USC but the rest of the QB’s work your tail off because you’ll be one play away from getting in the game. And yes, please coaches think about more player rotation. Looking forward to seeing Masch, Hafoka, Brown and others next year.

    Go Warriors!

  377. wafan December 5, 2009 11:37 pm

    Good night everyone!

    Eagerly waiting for the Wahines next game!!!

    Go Wahine! Get all Tita!!!

  378. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 5, 2009 11:45 pm

    My first comment has to be…..

    The “physical size” of Wisconsin was IN FACT a huge difference and advantage over Hawaii…..Sure leverage, balance blah blah blah is important but these guys were bigger, stronger, and faster…..

  379. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 6, 2009 12:14 am

    There were very little bright spots in todays game. The punter did great and was actually the only highlight of the game. While I almost knew we could not win I had no idea we would get blown out the way we did. I felt sorry for Hawaii and especially the seniors to have to end their career this way. A pitiful night indeed.

    My thoughts:

    1) We are OK with our FG kicker at 45 yards but not at 25 yards….interesting…..

    2) Whenever I hear someone say we have a good offensive line I am just going to smile………..If our O-line is good I would love to know how we could describe Wisconsin’s o-line. I saw on NUMEROUS occasions where WIS’ LEFT Guard not only disengaged our D-lineman but was so fast that he could come around and block a LINEBACKER blitzing from the RIGHT SIDE….(O_O)….
    It starts with the O-line and they gave NO TIME to Moniz to do anything tonight…it was a very very pitiful thing to watch. #77 Kia, if he is going to the NFL he must have potential but our coaches just cant develop him properly.
    Crucify me if you must but imo our O-line is far from good and too close to slow.
    This really looked like the Sugar Bowl all over again but with a less skilled team in Wisconsin, the DE blew by and our OT didn’t know what hit them.

    3) HALF TIME ADJUSTMENTS….we are either really really bad at it or are not doing any at all. I assume that all coaches attempt to make adjustment so can only say we aren’t making the necessary changes like getting pressure off Moniz by calling a run play. shovel pass (3x i think tonite) etc…
    I noticed NO difference in our play calling. Rarely going for the 5-10 yards and so many times going for the 25+ yard throws when obviously Moniz did not have the time and probably had some jitters.

    4) I believe we were outmatched by pure physical size and probably speed/strength alone. But Wisconsin also played Fresno and Northern Illinois, both teams which are small in stature compared to Wisconsin and they both played Wisconsin close. I knew we could not stop the run but I figure we could keep close point wise with all this “Wisconsin has a secondary that couldn’t stop Iowa and Northwestern’s pass and our receiving core can make plays on them.” Well the secondary sure handed our receiving core its butts on a platter because they were covered like white on rice.

    Lou Holtz always says “You are never as bad as you think you are after a loss.” this is true…However after beating San Jose, NMSU, and Navy the second half of Coach Holtz’s statement rings truer imho…”You are never as GOOD as you think you are after a win…”

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  381. LizKauai (iPhone) December 6, 2009 12:44 am

    Alexander the Greg sighting!
    Just spotted him walking to a friend’s house.

  382. Mad Dog December 6, 2009 1:40 am

    Sugar Bowl against Georgia
    Hawaii Bowl against Notre Dame
    Games against Boise State
    Embarrasing losses. We just don’t match up against quality competition. And we start the next season against USC, who is not BCS bound, but is still a quality program. What’s worse is we simply cannot earn their respect.

    Most teams defense the Warriors by allowing the short passes, but guarding against the long bombs. Wisconsin did the opposite. Their entire defense was within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage. They knew Moniz is not an accurate long passer and our receivers don’t have the speed and moves to achieve separation on deep routes. We tried some deep passes without success. Wisconsin’s D line was also a significant factor.

    At least we won the special teams part of the game. I was nice seeing Dunnachie launch the pigskin, something I was anticipating since the beginning of the season.

    We were a better team this season than last season, but I expected more improvement. I hope next year will show a marked improvement.

    I will be at the Hawaii Bowl cheering for JJ and his Mustangs, but I will be wearing my green shirt. And I will be back in my usual sideline seat next season cheering on the Warriors. I’m not giving up on them.

  383. Slugger December 6, 2009 2:28 am

    Mahalo, Lei Colburn for picking me! Everyone who needed tickets received tickets.

    Great recovery in the season guys! This was a tough game against the larger linemen of Swiss-conson. Coming back after the earlier losses and (yahoo!) beating Navy proves you can do it. We’ll do better next season.

    ST ~ You’re right about Senior Night. AD’s office needs several people to “herd cats” to get the players back to the locker room before coming out for their recognition & award plaques. Did anyone tell the team ahead of time to return to the locker room right after the game was over? I did like the beginning of game introduction of the seniors on the field while everyone was there.

    No one should complain about the players going to the locker room before the alma mater. The delay between the end of the game & the band playing the alma mater was loooong. Seemed like they forgot.

    K, better leave the clubhouse & go to bed. More playing to do tomorrow after getting LizK to her training.

    Wish I could go to the Warrior recognition luncheon tomorrow to say Hey to my homies, but I have to dance hula at a birthday party. Tsigh…
    but we did have a pleasant surprise seeing Mr. Santa Rosa tonight.

  384. warriorbg December 6, 2009 2:56 am


    We (the band) did not forget to play the alma mater, never do. We do however have to wait for the players to finish the post-game meeting at midfield before we play. Time between the fight song and alma mater was about the same as always. However, I do understand the need to find away to speed up the process of Senior Night festivities. Can’t seem to find a format I like, although I did like the seniors running out first before the game in addition to the traditional post-game recognition.

  385. Ralph December 6, 2009 2:58 am

    3 more pac teams fall in wvb tonight (Sat.)- Oregon, UCLA and USC. only Cal and Stanford remaining. Stanford had to go 5 with St. Mary’s. 5 big 12 in sweet 16, 4 from big 10, 2 from the SEC, MWC, WAC and if Florida St makes it, ACC.

  386. Ralph December 6, 2009 3:01 am

    Slugger, Green and Mana Silva are not seniors, no reason for them heading to the locker room early before the Alma Mater as the Seniors remained on the field. But that ‘s the players call and the coaches “house cleaning” duties if they choose to have the player honor their alma mater.

  387. Ralph December 6, 2009 3:03 am

    The Rainbow dancers and cheer leaders did a good job prepping for the alma mater. The Dancers did their routine prior to the Alma Mater.

  388. Ralph December 6, 2009 3:04 am

    mbb is on PPV for tomorrow’s game with Lamar.

  389. 99club December 6, 2009 4:22 am

    Mahalo Seniors! Best wishes in all your future endeavors.

    Long day watching the games yesterday. Funny how one last-second field goal by TX (made possible by two stupid penalties) earned UH around $400K. Let’s hope Boise represents the WAC well in the Fiesta again.

    Only 270 days until USC.

  390. the nene December 6, 2009 5:07 am

    Wisconsin too big, too strong. They looked crisp and ready. The Warriors were a little befuddle. I couldn’t get a feel on what we were trying to do. Coaching?
    I agree with Garrett, this was not the game that kept the Warriors out of the bowl, it should have been a couple in the past, but this season is in the books and the boys gave it their shot. Congratulations to the Warriors and seniors. Get bowl eligible early next year.
    Congrats to the VB Wahine’s. They looked solid and have a long run in the ncaa. Keep playing with a chip on your shoulder. You have something to prove….

  391. RainbowCliff December 6, 2009 5:45 am

    Good Mornig Tsaiko Nation, A TOUGH season with hopefully improvement in the future is ALL that you can do. Recruiting is the KEY as well as Hawaii Coaches evaluating themselves as too many games being questioned on play calling, preperation and decesion making a BIG problem this Warrior Football Season.

    Ups and downs, valleys and peaks as injuries played a BIG impact to this season and TALENT at skill position showed in the final analysis what we can and cannot do to compete with the BIG boys as USC is just 270 days away “GOOD GRIEF” !

    Las Vegas was a game Hawaii should of won as that game was a telling point on the season in general as of this morning when I reflect back in Vegas riding with Garret back to his hotel WE both felt BAD of the lost and KNEW that this game will come back and HAUNT US in which it certainly did !

    Still, the BOYS came back to their credit with 4 straight wins and a GREAT win over Navy to bring our spirits alive of salvation to this unpredictable team BUT at last REALITY set in with “Wisconsin Cheese Head Badgers” handing our CLOCK to us and ending ALL hopes for any aloha bowl season.

    No fret Hawaii Nei as the sun will rise over beautiful Diamond Head and North Shore will be sunny and windy as NEXT YEAR should be better HOPEFULLY !

    The time now is to root on our WAHINES of volleyball fame as the girls are focused, on a MISSION and have solid players in Ferrell, Kaufman, Hewitt, Mafua, Cuba-Otineru and a “STUD” in Kanani Danielson who has shown from my eagle eye of scouting talent “A GREAT PLAYER” who can carry and make “BIG TIME” plays !

    Shoji is ON and despite his short fuse because of age his coaching, stature, strategy and game adjustments are among the “BEST” as he didn’t win 1000 for nothing as the wahines are for real and a FINAL FOUR is not IMPOSSIBLE though IMPROBABLE non the less “LET’S GO RAINBOW WAHINES” !

    Have a GREAT day Tsaiko Nation as I am off to DOMINATE Southern California Tennis Courts in Manhattan Beach, Redondo and Hermosa ! No Mercy, No Pain !

  392. buffoman December 6, 2009 7:39 am

    Closing thoughts.

    The game looked eeriely like what we saw with our effort against Georgia. Against TRUE Mid Majors we don’t have to do anything different. But if we intend to play against and truly compete against the BIG boys, we simply cannot run what we run. Reading the papers this morning, they Wisconsin came prepared and given that, we were extremely predictable with a single dimension game. When an opponent knows what is coming and can execute accordingly, the chances to win become difficult. And size and spped matter and work against a predictable team

    I am still an advocate for a real tight end. I love watching Oregon and Oklahoma as they run spread offenses with a tight end and run the ball very well. That balance allows a terrific passing game to develop.

    People are figuring this offense out and like Wisconsin (they’ll be looking at tape of this game) they will start “knowing” what will happen in certain formations and will be able to shut us down.

    Our defense has to get better. We need beef in the middle and speed and size on the d-line. Our dback play has to be better. When Mr. Silva waited to intercept the ball that was taken away from him by the Wisconsin receiver, it’s telling. We’re waiting, they’re attacking.

    So, it will be a real test year for Mac next year. He has to get better. Same stufff will simply not get the results. JJ has left the room, it’s really time for a new entertainer to fill the showroom.

  393. bighilofan2 December 6, 2009 7:43 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Warriors, each and every one of you, I want to thank you for being a member of our team. My team. Coaches, thank you for trying to get our Warriors to play like we expect.

  394. wafan December 6, 2009 7:53 am

    A great chilly morning to everyone!

    The sun did rise.

  395. bighilofan2 December 6, 2009 7:53 am

    Buffoman is right.

    We need a new entertainer in the room.

  396. RedZone December 6, 2009 7:54 am

    I want to thank all of the players for choosing to play for the University of Hawaii. Mahalo senors and good luck in whatever your future holds for you.

    I have moved on. I am now in recruiting mode.

  397. Pomai December 6, 2009 7:58 am

    Still drinking the koolaid, we’ll get’um next year……

    Thanks to all the players for giving what you had, win some lose some, but you showed up to play the game and for that as a fan I thank you.

    It will be interesting in the months to follow…..


  398. LizKauai (iPhone) December 6, 2009 7:58 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!


    Last night you proved one thing to me- Bryant and Co. you did indeed leave it all on the field last week.
    That’s what happens when you peak. There is always a letdown after. The body can do only so much even though the heart is willing.

  399. LizKauai (iPhone) December 6, 2009 8:01 am

    HAIL to the REDSKINS!!!

  400. jm2375 December 6, 2009 8:03 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Congrats to the seniors and good luck in your future endeavors, whatever they may be.

    It’s Sunday and time for me to see if the ‘Skins can find the end zone today against the Saints. I’m still having a hard time believing that the Saints have a good team.

  401. LizKauai (iPhone) December 6, 2009 8:04 am

    Anyone have an extra BB ticket?

    LET’S GO, BOWS!!!

  402. jm2375 December 6, 2009 8:05 am

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  403. LizKauai (iPhone) December 6, 2009 8:05 am

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  404. Pomai December 6, 2009 8:10 am

    I sort of agree with Buffoman, but I love the R&S but the problem is there are only two people who can make it work, one coaches for another team and the other one is retired. Maybe it time for a change to a westcoast or option. But we need be on a doubt two good DE’s.

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  407. tommui December 6, 2009 8:31 am

    Thank you Warriors for your dedication to Hawaii.

    Wahines – you go girl!

    Good morning Hawaii – it’s another day!

  408. NYUH December 6, 2009 8:42 am

    Bess get his first TD of the season. After dropping his first, having a great game against NE.

  409. bighilofan2 December 6, 2009 8:52 am

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  410. wafan December 6, 2009 8:55 am

    jm1357 . . .

    That was funny! Thanks!!!

  411. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 6, 2009 9:09 am

    Anyone around here from NoCal or traveling in the area going to be at Stanford next weekend to cheer on the Wahine?

    Interesting scene last night out on the concourse where someone had set up a peition drive to fire Coach Mack. I asked the guy if he had $.3 million in his checking account to pay off the balance of the contract – he claimed that firing for cause – defined as stupidity in this case – negates the clause so no need to look for payoff money. I damned near decked him.

    Anyhow, we have m & w basketball and men’s volleyball and baseball and softball plus the “lesser” sports to cheer for before April rolls around.

    Hope to see some of you at tonight’s men’s basketball game or today’s football luncheon celebration.

    BTW – anyone want a ticket to Wednesday night’s game with Chaminade. Have to go to a must-go-to meeting.

  412. mctruck December 6, 2009 9:14 am

    I would like to see Fresno State as the opponent for SMU.

    A (2 or 3 win), Illinois team gave FSU all they could handle, but I’m glad FSU came away a winner in this slugfest contest.

    Yikes!!, USC lost another one as well. Wonder if we’ll be able to take it to them next season??…should be interesting.

    Size does matter….next.

    Thank you to all your hard work, WARRIORS. I see a lot of diamonds in the rough.

  413. ai-eee-soos December 6, 2009 9:18 am

    buffoman: re # 393.

    I agree with you regarding the tight end.

    ST mentioned it recently.

    We had 2 guys who I think could play TE.

    a. Tua Mahaley, who was recruited as a WR, but grew too big (but not big enough to be conveted to DE).

    b. Earvin Sione, who has ball handling skills as a highschool basketball player.

    While they are not “big enough” to be a prototype TE, they certainly can assist the perimeter blocking (better than the smurfs can).

    And certainly, they could catch passes, FIVE yards beyond the line of scrimmage !!!

    Hopefully, whoever (whomever), is coaching the offense could at least TRY to incorporate a TE, during spring practice. It’s worth a try.

  414. Da Punchbowl Kid December 6, 2009 9:19 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Thanks for a great season Warriors!

  415. Committed Road Warrior December 6, 2009 9:50 am

    Last night’s game was what it was. I have a hunch we’ll see Wisconsin back on the island in a few years’ time. I wonder what it is with the likes of USC and Wisconsin seemingly catching us in our ‘down’ years…..or at least that’s the perception I’m getting. Oh well.

    On a lighter note, snowfall yesterday in the beltway! Didn’t enjoy spending time scraping it off my windshield and back window, though.

  416. Committed Road Warrior December 6, 2009 9:53 am

    Actually I didn’t scrape ALL the snow off my car. I just took enough off so I can drive safely, then took the car for a spin on the freeway going 70-75mph, letting the rest of it fall off, slowly but surely, and perhaps peeving a few other drivers off as well.


  417. BG December 6, 2009 5:17 pm

    Betty and I are grateful to the Warriors for sticking together, showing character, and giving us an improbable run at the latter part of the season. Thanks guys, for your effort and heart.

    Yes, it was disappointing last night, but give credit to Wisc for a very good defensive plan. Sure looked very much like Boise with the 4 man rush and man coverage on the outside receivers. My hopes are that the coaches will come up with an effective answer for next year. We really miss that big, fast threat on the outside to stretch the defenses. A lot of WAC teams don’t have two shut down corners and a D-line which can pressure with only 4 rushers…the better teams can.

    What other Christmas wishes do I have? I surely wish ALL the bloggers out there a safe and most happy holiday season. Through the years, I’ve faithfully echoed Bulla’s signature motto: “Make (great) memories”.

  418. LizKauai (iPhone) December 6, 2009 5:33 pm

    Enjoying my first BB game!!!
    Mahalo Momo and nice to see so many Tsai-kos in da house!

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