Rocky sequel?

For a variety of reasons, it does not appear the NCAA will have a near-future ruling on defensive tackle Rocky Savaiigaea’s appeal for an exemption that would allow him to play as a sixth-year senior in 2010.

Savaiigaea is pressed with two deadlines: UH’s spring practice opens March 31, and UH’s Pro Day is April 1 in Carson, Calif. Savaiigaea, who has been training in Arizona, is taking on-line classes this semester to remain in good academic standing.

UH is prepared to absorb the possible loss of Savaiigaea; it is well-stocked at defensive tackle. Still, Savaiigaea’s leadership qualities would be missed if he is not granted an extra year.

It appears Savaiigaea has a strong case. He was injured in the first half of the first game of the 2005 season, his freshman year. He did not play the rest of the season. Then in 2008, he suffered torn triceps during training camp.

Missing nearly two full seasons because of separate injuries is a legitimate case. But rounding up documents, statements and other related evidence is never easy, especially dating a five-year period.

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The Warrior Beat Show, usually shown on Tuesdays, will be postponed until tomorrow. It may be seen on a computer monitor near you.

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Athletic director Jim Donovan and his consultants are scheduled to go to the Mainland today for a series of interviews with candidates for the head basketball coach’s job.

They conducted interviews yesterday afternoon in Waikiki.

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AOL did a story on celebrity anagrams — letters of names that can be re-arranged to spell other words. Such as:

Mei Ling — I mingle

Ferd Lewis — Wired self

Kanoa Leahey — Aha, leaky one

Gib Arnold — A bold grin

Joe Bryant — A job entry

Esme Nii — See, I’m in

Stephen Tsai — Hastiest pen

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Best wishes to my daughter Allie, who leaves today for a mission trip to Africa.


  1. Ramon March 16, 2010 12:16 am

    Numero Uno!! BTW gotta go with the coach Dixon recommended.

  2. Curt March 16, 2010 12:28 am


  3. Curt March 16, 2010 12:33 am

    Looks like we’ve got several good choices for the men’s BB. I wonder if there are some top drawer names that we haven’t heard about yet. Can’t wait to see who JD selects.

  4. Stephen Tsai March 16, 2010 12:44 am

    Too bad UH can’t wait a bit. Looks like a lot of coaches are becoming available.

  5. al March 16, 2010 12:50 am

    it’ll be interesting.
    the one we land.
    the one that got away.
    the one that came along too late.

  6. al March 16, 2010 12:52 am

    best wishes allie!

    was cool to see the tsai family all supporting the hma event yesterday including bro mike and his fiance. i was wondering why she wasn’t carrying the helmet in her hand.

  7. al March 16, 2010 1:10 am

    going on the road means more interviews.
    perhaps a second interview before the trip is over????

  8. protector March 16, 2010 1:40 am

    re: New coach

    Let the chips fall where they may.

    I like the ones that DO what they say; not SAY what they will do. I don’t want JD / the selecton committee to be blown away by someone that knows how to “sell” himself…it happens all too often. I want someone who can deliver!

  9. al March 16, 2010 1:40 am

    i mean a second interview for the same prospective coach.

  10. wafan March 16, 2010 2:33 am

    A terrific Tuesday to all!

    And, top 10!

  11. anonymous March 16, 2010 3:30 am

    # whitey:
    March 15th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    boy, lots of crybabies tonight looking for attention

    # d1島:
    March 15th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Plenny pilikia tonight…


    Whom are they talking about?

    I didn’t read anything derogatory

    C’mon al have a talk with those two

  12. Garret March 16, 2010 3:54 am

    But rounding up documents, statements and other related evidence is never easy, especially dating a five-year period.


    Does this imply that UH hasn’t been able to get all the documents for Rocky’s appeal? Hasn’t UH known for a *long* time that Rocky’s appeal would be coming? Why weren’t the required documents gathered a long time ago?

    Other schools have a simple policy that when an athlete has surgery they get the doctor’s records and statements immediately…not wait 5 years until the last minute when things are needed! Waiting means that people can move or lose records and then a Warrior player’s career could end early because they were let down by the University.

  13. Garret March 16, 2010 3:59 am

    For the person complaining about the Charleston Southern game, that contract was signed under HF. When HF failed to complete the 2007 schedule and was forced to desperately beg D-IAA teams to play UH, he offered Charleston Southern a deal where if they came in 2007 they also got to come to Hawaii again in 2010.

    The worst part of the deal is *not* that UH was forced to play Charleston Southern…it was that the Charleston Southern gets the same sweet financial terms that they got in 2007. If I remember correctly, UH paid more than normal to get Charleston Southern since HF was desperate in 2007. So, UH in 2011 will once again pay for HF’s scheduling blunder.

  14. Garret March 16, 2010 4:08 am

    I remember debate over UH’s expenses going to the Sugar Bowl, so I found it interesting to see what Alabama and Texas (both public Universities) spent on going to the national championship game. $4.3 million is a LOT more than $2.4 million…

    Alabama outplayed and outspent Texas at college football’s national champi­onship game in January. The Crimson Tide spent nearly $2 million more than the Longhorns in Pasadena, Calif., according to their NCAA bowl expense reports obtained by The Birming­ham News through open-re­cord requests.

    The Crimson Tide re­ported spending $4,296,631 on an eight-day trip that produced its first national title since 1992. Almost one­-third of the expenses came from bonuses to coaches and administrators. Texas spent a total of $2,359,051 over eight days.

  15. Bulla March 16, 2010 4:33 am

    Top 15 🙂

  16. Garret March 16, 2010 4:49 am

    Oops, UH is *2010* is paying for HF’s scheduling blunder, not 2011.

  17. Garret March 16, 2010 4:50 am

    UH in, not UH is…

  18. Loa March 16, 2010 5:06 am

    morning gang!

    hope Rocky & Brashton gets the additional year, to me its a no brainer, but i guess with the ncaa you never know
    didn’t i read last week that a couple USC players got another year?

  19. Loa March 16, 2010 5:07 am

    Bulla – howzit, so how did Ryan do on the testing?

  20. Kekoa (iPhone) March 16, 2010 5:10 am

    Garret ~ What did the Tide net from the RB win?

  21. LizKauai (iPhone) March 16, 2010 5:22 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Great post, ST!

    Coach Reinebold says Mahalo for the prayers. Latest group of lymph nodes removed tested negative. Treatment continues.

    God Bless!

  22. Loa March 16, 2010 5:25 am

    Kekoa – howzit, sorry i missed out on the baked spuds, sounded ono, spring practice right around the corner

  23. Loa March 16, 2010 5:31 am

    LizKauai – thanks for the good news

  24. d1島 March 16, 2010 5:48 am

    Great Morning All!

    It would be great to have a healthy Rocky back for a Hana Hou.

  25. d1島 March 16, 2010 5:49 am

    Have a terrific day errybody!


  26. d1島 March 16, 2010 5:50 am

    Have a safe trip Allie!

  27. whitey March 16, 2010 5:50 am

    Good morning Tsaikos. OK, d1, up and get ready for another day!!!!

  28. jm2375 March 16, 2010 5:54 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    Too bad about Rocky. He will be missed. Good luck to him at Pro Day.

    For those going to the Army game, incentive to stick around the NY/NJ area?

    The NFL said Monday the Giants will play on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 12, and the Jets will host a Monday night game the next day.

    The issue became somewhat contentious when the Jets announced on their Web site that a coin toss conducted by the league would determine which team opens the $1.7 billion stadium. The teams split the cost on the replacement for Giants Stadium, which they both called home since 1984.


    Gee, sounds like the NFL is taking a page from Benson’s book…

  29. Stephen Tsai March 16, 2010 6:22 am

    Worst part about the coin toss, according to N.Y. papers, is that it was made without either the Jets or Giants present.
    Secret decisions.

  30. PowderPuff March 16, 2010 6:24 am

    Happy Tuesday, Tsaikos! Hope the BaseBows can regroup and bounce back against AFA. Last 2 games against SC were painful. Wow, jm2375…that IS a HUGE incentive for people to stay in the NY area in September.

  31. LizKauai [iMac] m/ March 16, 2010 6:35 am

    Stephen Tsai: Neatest Ship
    AddahknowJoe: Awake Odd John
    PowderPuff: Ford Few Pup
    LizKauai: No Anagrams Found…

    hahaha! HiHo!

  32. postmanke March 16, 2010 6:38 am

    # 4 – becoming available? If you haven’t contacted someone to express interest or applied for the job by now you must be either indecisive, shy or you’ve just been fired.

    I hope that Northern Colorado guy is interested, he seems like a very interesting candidate – all he does is win where ever he goes..

    If not, hoping JD opts to go with a young whippersnapper. If he doesn’t have the head coaching experience he’d best be knowing how to “sell”.

    #8 doesn’t like a sales person?

    In collegiate coaching you’re constantly selling. Constantly! A college coach is a sales person. like it or not. they know this. Recruiting is selling. recruiting is no doubt the lifeblood of college athletics. therefor being a seller is a big part of your job. building relationships is a big part of selling. If a recruit ain’t buying, you’re terrible at selling, if you’re program is suffering, you’re players ain’t buying into the system. If you’re program needs to raise money, guess what, you’re selling. If you can’t raise money, you suck at selling. You’re asking fans to show up? you’re selling. Selling ultimately gives you results. and if you’re terrible at it, you probably wont be a head coach for too long. It will catch up to you. coaches always have a strong recruiting message for their program and depending how well you tell that story is directly related to your selling skills. The End.

    what we dont want is a guy who we think may be able to deliver. A Clyde Drexler type that know how to get results, know’s winning and gets it done. but the guy cant sell, one of the worst college basketball hires of all time. The players didnt want to buy into what he was trying to sell.

    Character, leadership, good seller – you have all three in a coach – you’re dancing when it’s time to dance.

  33. 808Chef March 16, 2010 7:10 am

    Good Morning my island peeps! Good to hear the search is going along and going rapidly. JD is keeping to his word thus far and let’s hope we get the best person for the job.

    Allie…Much luck and stay safe. Bring the rice cooker. No worries. Pops gonna send the rice. Laterz ya’ll! Be good.

  34. Da Punchbowl Kid March 16, 2010 7:12 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Best of luck to Brashton and Rocky! Having them back would be HUGE!

  35. protector March 16, 2010 7:13 am

    postmanke on # 32,

    You missed the whole point I was trying to make. I don’t like “talkers” who can’t back up what they say. There are too many talkers & sellers that are no more than hucksters or scam-artists who are able to fool intelligent people & yes, even businessmen! Know how to do that? Just appeal to their greed, hype up the potential and package it professionally in a power-point presentation. Are you paying attention to the many people (even locally) who are scammed out of of millions (and even their pensions) by people who know how to “sell” themselves?

    It’s your kind of love for “sellers” that got us saddled with Herman Frazier, Frank Arnold, Jim Bolla and Fred Von Appen! Nuff said!

  36. Da Punchbowl Kid March 16, 2010 7:14 am

    Safe travels to young Ali! God be with you.

  37. Mauimon March 16, 2010 7:17 am

    Gang fight upcountry Maui and King Kekaulike football player who verbs to Utah St. get shot in foot. Lucky no one was killed as 5 shots were fired at group. Maui News has story today couldn’t get link to story. Some high schooler almost gets killed over a girl.

  38. Da Punchbowl Kid March 16, 2010 7:18 am

    postmanke – monk paste
    whitey – with ye

  39. Da Punchbowl Kid March 16, 2010 7:19 am

    Garret- rare GT

  40. mctruck March 16, 2010 7:24 am

    Is this standard operating procedure for a search committe having to travel in search of prospective HC for their university???, or is it just another unique/disadvantage(travel-thing), which UH has to deal with??

  41. postmanke March 16, 2010 7:33 am

    Somehow I dont think JD will get “scammed” it’s easy to differentiate a seller and a scam artist. There’s guy that can sell then there’s guy’s you just want to back hand when they are trying to sell you something.

    kind love for sellers? how do you know what / who i like?

  42. postmanke March 16, 2010 7:35 am

    38 good one! really that was good! =)

  43. Pomai March 16, 2010 7:41 am

    Da easy one.

    al – la

  44. Kekoa (iPhone) March 16, 2010 7:42 am

    Loa ~ Remember, Remedial cc coming soon.

    Clyde da Glide Drexler?…Smooth Operator! Quiet man, nevah know he tried coaching.

    Big Blue Monday! Stay outta trouble gang. 😎

  45. (Jesse)James March 16, 2010 7:58 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…meetings all day…hope to catch you guys later…

    Godspeed to Allie…and have fun in Africa….

  46. RedZone March 16, 2010 8:13 am

    If I recall correctly UH put it on hold so they could get JJ. Would be interesting if they suddenly put it on hold? I thought JJ was worth the wait.

  47. RedZone March 16, 2010 8:14 am

    ST what part of Africa?

    Safe journey to Allie.

  48. Slugger March 16, 2010 8:15 am

    Good morning!

    ST ~

    Apt anagrams. 🙂

    Good luck to Rocky & Brashton in getting another year to play. Hoping it happens.

    Safe travels to Allie!

  49. djmitcho March 16, 2010 8:18 am

    As far as a new hoops coach goes….Either Smith from St. Mary’s or Giacoletti from Gonzaga would be my choice.

  50. Kazz March 16, 2010 8:20 am


    I’m not worried about the weather forecast for tomorrow’s softball game.

    It’s ok as I have my poncho ready. Yeah… the same unopened one from three weeks ago. When I come prepared for rain it never comes, so I’m banking on that.

  51. Kazz March 16, 2010 8:23 am


  52. al March 16, 2010 8:33 am

    st…no shout out for lt joining the jets?

  53. anonymous March 16, 2010 8:34 am

    My idea of a football player’s outstanding leadership is one that leads by example on and off the field, strives in being in top physical condition, inspires and motivates others into playing better and puts it on the line on every play.

    Not many players on a team fit these criterias. For they really are a rare bred.

    When you look at Rocky I think it’s debatable if he’s a great leader. Or if he’s even going to be truthfully missed by the fans or the coaching staff.

    Sometimes, I think people get confused with football players with great voice boxes, and how they come across in the media, as being great leaders.

    Give Rocky points in being a great speaker.

    But as far as being a great leader I didn’t think Rocky fits this mold. For basically he was out of shape last season. He carried himself, and the two bags of rice under his belly, not very well. Underperformed. Underachieved. And it didn’t really seem like he added any spark to the defensive line or to his team mates. Like I said Rocky won’t be missed.

  54. tom March 16, 2010 8:57 am


    rocky was the best host for recruits….I think he landed all his recruits….how bout them apples

  55. Stephen Tsai March 16, 2010 9:24 am

    Actually, Rocky was in pretty good shape last year after training with Ikei. He also made a full recovery from the triceps injury.

  56. Stephen Tsai March 16, 2010 9:25 am

    By the way, Kelly Majam is tomorrow’s guest on the Warrior Beat Show. Starts at noon.

  57. al March 16, 2010 9:28 am

    in fact, wasn’t it felt that rocky loss too much weight preseason and didn’t really recover his weight and strength until the second half of the season.

    and rocky is a rather humble and God fearing young man who doesn’t go around tooting his own horn.

  58. al March 16, 2010 9:28 am

    kazz…no get too excited.
    but, i guess you will be calling in sick tomw.
    re: #56

  59. BG March 16, 2010 9:31 am

    Practice Tailgate set for April 17th at Site #5 (map to follow). Can drive right up to the site and the restrooms are private and literally 5-6 steps away. Big field for keikis (big “keeds” too) to play…where’s Homey?!!! BTW, plenny grills and the site is rated for 100 occupants. Start up crew report at 0900. That is all.

  60. Kazz March 16, 2010 9:36 am


    My right ear is ringing. Seriously it is, I’m not even joking. Funny thing is, it’s the one I had surgery on and I can’t hear out of.

  61. Kazz March 16, 2010 9:38 am


    I’d like to call in sick tomorrow, but nope. Dang conference call at 7:45.

    I better start getting my 100 questions ready. 😆

  62. LizKauai m/ March 16, 2010 9:41 am

    Mauimom- wow- radical…

    Kazz- answer it… (sorry… couldn’t resist)


  63. Kazz March 16, 2010 9:41 am

    After the tailgate, is everyone headed to practice at UH after?

  64. Kazz March 16, 2010 9:43 am

    I am currently experiencing one of the greatest stress tests ever created. A kid is kicking and screaming in the cubicle next to me while I’m trying to “work”. 😆

  65. LizKauai m/ March 16, 2010 9:46 am

    Kazz- Haha- imagine if you could hear out of BOTH ears!

    Moms learn to tune out kicking and screaming… lalalala…

    BG- will be with you in spirit. April 17 is my grandson’s due date!

    Happy HiHo!

  66. BigIslandkurt March 16, 2010 9:49 am

    I think the Anonymous one does have some valid points on Rocky. I’m not going bad mouth Rocky because he certainly is a very likeable young man. And yes, these are “young men” who needs our support. What I believe Anonymous is getting at is that Rocky is replaceable…and we won’t be in such dire straights if he does not return. He is not the game changer dlineman who will constantly draw a double team, nor has he been the player that opposing offensens would have to game plan around. But this was not just Rocky, the entire Dline needed work. Tuika played well at times, but for the most part, our dline was quite pourous.

    With that said, I hope we get Rock back because it’s always good to have experienced guys around. He just gotta play bigger than he has in the past…..injured or not.

  67. Kazz March 16, 2010 9:50 am


    I can now.

  68. Kazz March 16, 2010 9:53 am

    The child is gone. Nothing but deafening silence. It actually hurts now.

  69. d1島 March 16, 2010 9:54 am

    …speaking of Homecoming opponents.

    NEWBERG — Starting in 2013, George Fox University will field a football team for the first time since the 1960s.

    George Fox competes at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III level. It will become one of only three Christian colleges to participate in football on the West Coast, joining Azusa Pacific University of Azusa, Calif., and Whitworth University of Spokane, Wash.

    The university’s board of trustees approved bringing back football at its March 12-13 meeting. Trustees said they considered factors ranging from cost and enrollment impact to campus climate and the school’s gender ratio.

    More opportunities for HI school footballers…

  70. GRM March 16, 2010 10:02 am

    Have a good, safe trip. Make a lot of memories.

  71. NorthShoreFan March 16, 2010 10:04 am

    This deal with Rocky and Brashton is really frustrating! It makes sense when a player needs any medical procedure, that the team would have everything recorded. Why then, is it so difficult to get the information needed?
    If this a problem with the No Clue At All organization, could a player bring suit for damages? The lack of timely decision making on their part could cause a student athlete some finacial harm.

    2010 schedule looks brutal! The lack of bye dates could prove “itai”!

    USC came, saw, adjusted, kicked some butt…frustrating to watch BaseBows not be able to adjust to pitching and game plan. Pitchers looked ok … only had a hard time with strikes…hitters looked like they had no clue of what they needed to do…lack of ability to sacrifice/move runners into scoring position. Only one good game was on Saturday. One good game out of a series will not be good enough. Good that they getting to play against teams of this caliber before the WAC season.
    Look forward to a good WAC season if the starting pitching can get healthy. I liked what I saw of the new players. They look like they will contribute and hopefully this year. This was a very revealing series.

  72. RupertDaStupert March 16, 2010 10:21 am

    I posted my comments day old blog. You can see my name matches my intelligence. I may get crucified for giving my choice for new UH basketball head coach. Our problem is middle of the Pacific ocean where only rare talent risks coming here in no man’s land. Name recognition is hard. JJ provided a NFL quarterback background. A former NFL head coach. The inventor of the post Mouse Davis run and shoot. Mouse did not invent the run and shoot but was the architect of the one that put Portland State on the national news. JJ tweaked it to his own design. JJ was no JFK as an orator but he was enigmatic none the less. We need an enigmatic coach. We need someone with built in name recognition like JJ who recruit on name value. Red Rocha a one time NFL all star and one of few great big men in those days of old. Red was enigmatic in his own way. One can’t tell me his background didn’t help get some recruits to come here. Joe Jellybean Bryant. A natural. Played almost ten years in the NBA. Yes he didn’t coach DIV 1 college backetball but did coach some years in the women’s professional basketball league. And many more years in the overseas professional league’s. Red did not coach DIV 1 as head coach before coaching here. Hooray for the Gib’s, the Kyle Smith’s and the Boyle’s. But these gentlemen would command high salaries with no guarantee. I believe Jelllybean would accept far less than this. Kobe Bryant said on the internet his dad would be a good fit for the UH. Money can’t buy that kind of publicity. Money can’t buy the publicity JJ and Red provided the UH. And in these hard economic times we got JJ and Red for a bargain.Jellybean would be a bargain and provide money can’t buy publicity for cash strapped UH. It’s hard to get talent to come here. But some kids may think “If Kobe’s dad thinks it’s cool enough to coach in the middle of the Pacific, it’s cool enough for me”. Okay people, start throwing the rocks and spit balls who think my idea is cooky and crazy.

  73. Kazz March 16, 2010 10:23 am


    I passed out early last night (blame the lau lau and lomi salmon). Apparently in the paper something happened at the end of the game. Something about Kolten reacting to something SC did as a result of a wild pitch by Linsky?

  74. duffer (iPhone) March 16, 2010 10:27 am

    @ Kazz

    Kelly Majam is ST’s guest tomorrow

  75. SteveM March 16, 2010 10:29 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Good luck and safe trip to Allie!
    Make memories but don’t worry dad! 😐

  76. SteveM March 16, 2010 10:43 am

    March 16th, 2010 at 9:31 am
    Practice Tailgate set for April 17th at Site #5 (map to follow). Can drive right up to the site and the restrooms are private and literally 5-6 steps away. Big field for keikis (big “keeds” too) to play…where’s Homey?!!! BTW, plenny grills and the site is rated for 100 occupants. Start up crew report at 0900. That is all.

    WOO HOOO! BG finally was able to get Patio #5????!!!!????

    That’s the spot we wanted last year (no hill to climb to get to the stadium)… so the map and satellite shot is still up at the Tai-ko Tailgate web page (the unpublicized one shown at the bottom of Kazz’s tailgate emails).

    I recall the picnic tables outside the covered patio sits on concrete so canopies can still be placed over them.

  77. Da Punchbowl Kid March 16, 2010 10:47 am

    Is that the best you could do postmanke?

    phun isn’t a word.

  78. Da Punchbowl Kid March 16, 2010 10:48 am

    How long is Allie going to be gone, Stephen.

  79. Da Punchbowl Kid March 16, 2010 10:51 am

    You’re not so stupert, Rupert. I sorta agree with you about Jellybean.

  80. Da Punchbowl Kid March 16, 2010 10:52 am

    Tsai likes him too.

  81. protector March 16, 2010 11:03 am

    RupertDaStupert on # 73,

    It’s not crazy at all…I could see it happening pretty easily. A high profile hire that may attract recruits would fill the bill.

  82. NorthShoreFan March 16, 2010 11:06 am

    Kazz, some say “wild pitch” but it kinda looked more like a bush league play. Sometimes in baseball, you need to send messages to your opponents. Unfortunately, the pitcher is usually the one who is the messenger. Benches emptied and lot of “make big body” more a result of frustration and smack talk.
    It happens but we cannot let frustration control the emotions to the point that you do something like that. Coach Trap said he will address the situation and he was a bit upset at what went on. Young ballplayers at this stage are still maturing and good coaching will help them along. I totally understand why but your opponents are also trying to get under your skin and have you “lose it”. Makes for a easier opponent when they play out of control. I remember sitting under the aluminum bleachers at the old stadium and listening to the smack going back and forth. It was great! Some guys can really bring it. NCAA cracked down on it since but some of these young ones probaby wouldn’t have been able to take the ragging back then.
    USC is a good team, has good coaching and scrappy. Their coach “talked” to the pitchers after their loss and look at how the pitchers responded the rest of the series. I was thinking if we could get to their starters, the relief corps could cave but they didn’t.
    We got some good pitchers and you see it in spots. We need them to step up and in a hurry. The Saturday game was one where USC got some good breaks. Two hits of the “excuse me” variety that went just past the pitchers mound just like a good push bunt for a base hit and last night too. Just enough that we couldn’t make a play on the ball. That’s baseball. Sometimes can and sometimes no can but you always get a chance to make up.
    This week against AFA, we need to bounce back a play to potential. WAC starting soon and got to be on cohesive unit by then.

  83. Kazz March 16, 2010 11:09 am

    Speaking of jellybeans, has anyone ever tried those popcorn flavored ones?


  84. Da Punchbowl Kid March 16, 2010 11:12 am

    I think we can all agree that Hawaii has to offer recruits something different from the mainland schools besides the beaches and culture.

    Jellybean has that “it” factor, IMHO.

  85. Kazz March 16, 2010 11:13 am


    So Lenny pretty much tried to nail SC’s batter?

  86. RupertDaStupert March 16, 2010 11:15 am

    Thank you Da Punchbowl Kid. Tsai is smart. He see’s something in Jellybean too. Kobe will be in the basketball Hall of Fame. Kid’s with 4 and 5 star talent nearly impossible to get to UH. But Jellybean is another JJ. Red Rocha had a funnybone nyoot many knew about. In the old ABA Hawaii Chiefs, he recruited a guard if I remembered correctly, Harvey Harmon. Harmon loved to clown around. If an opponent just breathed too hard on him, he’d fall flat on his back and take a charge. And he got one of few 7 footers not in the NBA but a great player. If the Chiefs could not win, they were fun to watch. 7 footer Bill Spivey was a joy to watch playing the basket like he owned it. Harvey Harmon was a clown and fun for fans to watch. Please JD, you can refill the SS arena with a enigmatic choice who you wouldn’t have to pay an arm and a leg for. Jellybean is a frustrated Harlem Globetrotter wanna be. He will not only provide name recognition but fun basketball fans would love to see. And don’t get me wrong, he is not a dumb clown. Kobe himself said his dad is an intelligent knowledgeable coach.

  87. Stephen Tsai March 16, 2010 11:17 am

    I heard Jellybean has been ruled out.

  88. Stephen Tsai March 16, 2010 11:17 am

    We also have Kaia Parnaby on tomorrow’s show.

  89. RupertDaStupert March 16, 2010 11:27 am

    Thanks protector. Little known, Red Rocha was a white Harlem Globetrotter wanna be. He loved clown players as long as they contributed. Why not a coach who loves to entertain as well as win. Hawaii BB fans would love that! Kobe knows that. Kobe has been a serious no nonsense player all his career. Don’t be surprised one day he pulls a Meadowlark Lemon. JD, save money. Get a basketball version of JJ. JJ had a funnbone too. He loved to clown around that one day he will play a game with all plays being passes. He was a great tongue in cheek joker. I miss JJ. Maybe we can get Jellybean.

  90. Coqui poke March 16, 2010 11:29 am

    postmanke – ST pokeman

  91. RupertDaStupert March 16, 2010 11:30 am

    If Jellybean has been ruled there must have been a good reason. JD is smart and I hope his hire will be good as we all hope it will be. But behind my mind, just want a coach with a funnbone to entertain us fans as well as win of course.

  92. NorthShoreFan March 16, 2010 11:32 am

    Kazz..I don’t think he was trying. He probably could have if he wanted to but it was more of a “no make big body” in my house message.
    Spunk,…the kids need spunk, they need to play with spunk. didn’t look like they were playing to “Protect The House”. Sometimes it look like they just going trough the motions.
    Les’s teams got dirty. In da mud. Played with “spunk”, pride and you never could count them out. I’ve witnessed many bottom of the ninth comeback wins under Les. This happened because they never gave up.

  93. NorthShoreFan March 16, 2010 11:35 am

    I remember Kolten’s interview and when he was asked, who is the pitcher he least wanted to face, he said Linsky..because the guy got some giddiup on his fastball and at the same time not too good control!…LOL! If you played ball you all know of at least one pitcher like that. Talk about on tip toes while in the batters box!

  94. anonymous March 16, 2010 11:35 am



    Agreed. Seems like a lot of UH players make strides with ikeis.

    Even Rocky looked great during training camp (I saw the videos).

    But truthfully can someone make the argument that once these players come back here from training with ikeis they resume their past routines and lose their strides that they gained with ikeis?

    An absence of strength and conditioning guidance, here, at UH? Maybe? Perhaps?

    If the answer is yes, then what I see isn’t deceiving as far as seeing players (Rocky) ballooning up and playing out of shape once the season started.

  95. Kendall March 16, 2010 11:38 am

    That sucks!!!

    If that’s the case give me Arnold. His international connections, being the best recruiter of the bunch and what I have heard from people in the know, He should be the guy!

    Stephen Tsai:
    March 16th, 2010 at 11:17 am
    I heard Jellybean has been ruled out.

  96. al March 16, 2010 11:43 am

    #62….what was that?

  97. al March 16, 2010 11:44 am

    i can see that jellybean’s lack of the true college program experience would rule him out. been away too long to know the nuances of the rules and regs setforth by the ncaa..

  98. al March 16, 2010 11:47 am

    kazz’s first question…
    so, ummm, kelly girl my dear. do you…umm, do you date local boys?
    i, i, i know, know, er, somebody who is dddddddying to mee, mee, me, meeet you.

    get chance?

  99. al March 16, 2010 11:50 am


  100. jm2375 March 16, 2010 12:02 pm

    al – #99 – sounds more like chawan, than Kazz, but ….

  101. RupertDaStupert March 16, 2010 12:10 pm

    So coaching at college level is a requirement for the UH head coaching job? What if Kobe retired and put in for the UH head coaching position? No prior coaching in college so Kobe is inelligible. JJ would have been on the cusp with one year as Dick Tomey’s assistant at UH. Michael Jordan would not be qualified with no prior college coaching? I know my examples are exaggerated. I watched Frank Arnold’s tenure here. I am not saying like father like son. But I can’t help being wary. We need a coach who entertains as well as wins. In this terrible economic status whole state is in as well as UH, fans are not going to turn out for status symbol. I’m not saying head coach has to act like the San Diego Chicken. I’m not saying we need another Abe Saperstein to put a clown team who makes people laugh and win. There is another unknown genius out there like our former Rick Pitino. If he comes dressed as Bozo the Clown, I will promise to attend every game, win or lose. I know I am being too silly. JD will give us a pleasant surprise.

  102. Ralph March 16, 2010 12:10 pm

    JMxxxx you just made chawan’s day!

  103. Pomai March 16, 2010 12:23 pm

    Whats Bobby Knight doing now a days, maybe JD should call him.

  104. whitey March 16, 2010 12:27 pm

    mauimom, it is truly more than sad if the kid involved is Elvis. His grandpa is very very ill and is presently at Hale Makua. And to make it worse, grandpa is a retired MPD officer. If it is true, Elvis has no class, but is a true ass.

  105. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 16, 2010 12:48 pm

    Wow Al, thanks.

  106. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 16, 2010 12:52 pm


    March 16th, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Whats Bobby Knight doing now a days, maybe JD should call him.

    No. UH already fired a basketball coach for being a hot headed _______.

  107. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 16, 2010 1:00 pm


    March 16th, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Whats Bobby Knight doing now a days?

    Punching babies and rockin out to Cheap Trick records.

  108. al March 16, 2010 1:10 pm

    ok, i’ll ask on your behalf.

  109. Kazz March 16, 2010 1:17 pm



  110. Will-i-am March 16, 2010 1:19 pm

    Honolulu Advertiser downfall.

    This is classic. “What kind of name is Don Quijote”

  111. 99club March 16, 2010 1:27 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaikos. Best wishes to Allie as she starts her adventure. Must be exciting to get to go to Africa.

    Hope Rocky’s situation works out. Sounds like a slam dunk, but then again we’re talking about the NCAA.

    The schedule looks brutal. I’m sure we all would have liked to seen the bye before Boise instead of after. Haven’t looked at Boise’s schedule, I’m sure the WAC bent over backwards to help them as usual. I’m already planning road trips to Boulder and Las Cruces…maybe add Fresno during the Columbus Day weekend. We’ll see!

  112. Buffoman March 16, 2010 1:38 pm

    What happened to Mr. Akana? Not interested? Ruled Out? Going to be interviewed on mainland?

  113. al March 16, 2010 1:42 pm

    kazz….i am kidding.

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  115. al March 16, 2010 1:50 pm

    now that the football season has a fourteen week window…

    if i were the athletic director, i would do one of two things each year with the way things are now.

    one, i’d make sure that i have eight home games and five road games. i’d ensure this because no matter how you slice and dice the thing you’d still have only one bye week in a thirteen game schedule.


    two, i’d schedule only twelve games if i had to have a balanced six home and six away games thereby giving my team two byes and the much needed break in the action during the course of the season. especially with all the long distance travel.


    three, i’d petition the ncaa to be able to have a fifteen week long season so that i may still take advantage of the hawaii exemption and still be able to squeeze in all thirteen games. then i wouldn’t worry about a 7-6 home and away schedule and i’d still get a much deserved two bye weeks.

  116. al March 16, 2010 1:51 pm

    so i see that the practice tailgate has come to fruition.

    who instigates these things anyway?

  117. jm2375 March 16, 2010 2:00 pm

    Gee, al, I thought you wuz da instigatah. (#117) :mrgreen:

  118. d1島 March 16, 2010 2:01 pm


    The Blog works in mysterious ways!

  119. NYUH March 16, 2010 2:08 pm

    Invest 25 cents in a file, deposit medical forms, trainer’s recommendations, coach’s evaluations, etc.

    But rounding up documents, statements and other related evidence is never easy, especially dating a five-year period.

  120. NYUH March 16, 2010 2:09 pm

    not sure why the HTML code failed

    But rounding up documents, statements and other related evidence is never easy, especially dating a five-year period.

  121. RainbowCliff March 16, 2010 2:14 pm

    Aloha Tsaiko Nation, Joe Jelly Bean Bryant becoming the Head Coach of the BOWS will be an “AWESOME” choice !

    I live here in LA and his hiring is instant creditbility and then you will have “TOTAL” access to the “BEST” player in the NBA Mr. Kobe Bryant.

    Jelly Bean will get you back the “CITY” player as his roots are strong in Philly and Kobe has his basketball camp with ALL the top junior players playing in Los Angeles. He has gotten through the rift between him and his Father as Vanessa was not accepted in the begining BUT his two girls are to adorable to hide any BAD feelings !

    Nike will come in “BIG TIME” but now you have the NCAA probing their suspicious eyes because of who Jelly Bean is BUT all you have to do is surround him with good assistants who can monitor the academic progress, let him bring a good bench coach and bring his “BEAUTIFUL” wife to embrace aloha and it is “ON” !

    Kobe loves Hawaii and the Bryant family grew up in Italy as they will “EMBRACE” the polynesian hospitality !

    Gib Arnold and who ever else cannot come close to this respected gentlemen as he knows the game and the upside is well worth it as he will bring back Rainbow Basketball with “FINALLY” the jumping jack athlete that Hawaii truly needs to compete and bring back the days of fastbreak hoops and pressure defense.

    Jelly Bean practices are a “CLINIC” to say the least and to hear he is not even consider is totally “RIDICULOUS” as I gather UH is in fear of NCAA infractions because of who he is and who his son is BUT man WE will be back in the “HIGH LIFE” again if he is hired !

    Jim, HIRE the Jelly Bean !

  122. wafan March 16, 2010 2:16 pm

    NCAA sometimes reminds me of the “Wizard of OZ” and the song “If I Only Had a Brain”.

    I could wile away the hours
    Conferrin’ with the flowers
    Consultin’ with the rain
    And my head I’d be scratchin’
    While my thoughts were busy hatchin’
    If I only had a brain

    I’d unravel every riddle
    For any individ’le
    In trouble or in pain

    With the thoughts you’d be thinkin’
    You could be another Lincoln
    If you only had a brain

    Oh, I would tell you why
    The ocean’s near the shore
    I could think of things I never thunk before
    And then I’d sit and think some more

    I would not be just a nuffin’
    My head all full of stuffin’
    My heart all full of pain
    I would dance and be merry
    Life would be a ding-a-derry
    If I only had a brain.

  123. Kazz March 16, 2010 2:38 pm

    The NCAA reminds me of this scene from “The Office”:

    Toby Flenderson, Pam Beesley, and Oscar Nunez are talking amongst themselves when interrupted by the constant beeping of the microwave buttons by saleswoman Phyllis Vance.



    Phyllis: Popcorn.

    Pam: Why don’t you use the microwave in the conference room.

    Phyllis: Someone should clean it. It smells like popcorn.

  124. RainbowCliff March 16, 2010 2:44 pm

    Wafan and Kazz “HILARIOUS” folks as you can add UH with the no brain and popcorn !

  125. Kazz March 16, 2010 2:53 pm


    March 16th, 2010 at 1:42 pm
    kazz….i am kidding.

    Al…. i am watching you. 😎

  126. wafan March 16, 2010 3:12 pm

    Wow, al.

    You have a stalker. Congratulations.

    I think.

  127. Kazz March 16, 2010 3:15 pm


    I didn’t start this.

    But I have to finish it. 😆

  128. Da Punchbowl Kid March 16, 2010 3:22 pm

    Ahem, I’ve been stalkin’ al fer years, thank you.

  129. wafan March 16, 2010 3:43 pm

    Kazz . . .

    Spoken like a true tsaikopath. HA!

    dpk . . .

    Sorry. I did not recognize your stealthy stalker abilities. Of course, for a stalker that would be a good thing.

  130. Kazz March 16, 2010 3:44 pm

    It appears we have ourselves a triangle of sorts… 😯

  131. wafan March 16, 2010 3:49 pm

    Dang, high school drama. Oh! Wait, it could be a K-Drama!!!


  132. SteveM March 16, 2010 3:52 pm

    Da Punchbowl Kid:
    March 16th, 2010 at 3:22 pm
    Ahem, I’ve been stalkin’ al fer years, thank you.

    Yeah, Kid, and you never got a dinner at his house? C’mon, this is 2010 already… the Battlestar Galactica>/i> finally found earth and I met brew808 in person last year… maybe your invite is lost in Al’s email. 😐

    …I’ll go his house and fix his computer. Wanna come too?

  133. al March 16, 2010 5:10 pm

    the original instigator commutes daily.
    me just on occasion.

  134. al March 16, 2010 5:11 pm


    yikes! male ones at that.
    at least they could have been pretty ones.

  135. al March 16, 2010 5:11 pm


    when you least expect it………mwahahaha.

  136. al March 16, 2010 5:12 pm

    i think the kid was sick when we had that iron chef challenge.

  137. Da Punchbowl Kid March 16, 2010 5:34 pm

    Yes, Steve, and I’m still waitin’ for dinner at Al’s house.

  138. Bulla March 16, 2010 5:49 pm

    play nicely boyz and gurlz, haha

  139. Bulla March 16, 2010 5:51 pm

    curious to find the results from the strength tests this week, yesterday was the bench for single rep and also # reps with 225 lbs.

    i think today is squat and power cleans……………….let’s go Warriors……..

    all is good in the Eastman ohana, right on schedule for ‘the beast’……..big dinner last night for the little guy 🙂

  140. Slugger March 16, 2010 6:02 pm


    Are you on? Chan. 7 is going to do a piece on what happened at the BaseBows game last night w/ Lenny. Turn on your TV…

  141. Bigislandkurt March 16, 2010 6:15 pm

    We can’t deny that it would be an instant hit to have a coach named Jelly bean. Having Kobe as a son gives him tremendous leverage. It really does if you come and think about it. Just the mere mention of his interest in the Hawaii job has caused a stir. Would be an interesting hire. So what would we call him? Coach Bean?


  142. Bigislandkurt March 16, 2010 6:17 pm

    Hey Bulla…
    So who got to best Bench on the team?


  143. Bulla March 16, 2010 6:23 pm


    as long as jelly don’t have no kids named ‘butter’, we’ll be all good. i haven’t heard about the final #’s yet on the bench, but the coaches might be holding off until ALL the lifts are complete. there was that one walk on player that hit 37 reps on the 225 bench, so he might be in the running for top max. with a dinged rotor, ryan got 380 for max and 23 reps on the 225, so he’s all good….right where he wants to be. with more rehab and train for a year with coach tommy, he’ll be at 450 and 30+ next year spring ball……..God willing and stays healthy………..auryte.

  144. chawan_cut March 16, 2010 6:39 pm

    congratulations to the tombo ahi ohana!

  145. protector March 16, 2010 6:43 pm

    al on # 116,

    Sensational ideas!! Pure genius…
    You know of course that Benson , the WAC & NCAA won’t go for it It just makes too much sense and UH doesn’t get screwed nearly enough for the triumvirate to be satisfied.

    Bigislandkurt on # 142,

    For Coach Bean, how about : JB (kinda like JJ)?


    Great to hear that the Beast is coming along! Best wishes for a full recovery as we’ll need him for next year’s toughies.

  146. Bigislandkurt March 16, 2010 6:43 pm

    Right on brother. Good to hear about Ryan’s progress. And that 380/23 ‘aint no slouch. That bradduh is steady rolling along. Right on popa Bull, I happy for your boy. Here’s to his continued progress and good health.

    Whoever hit 37 on the bench is, ahem….for all intents and purposes…..a “beast” 🙂 When all is done, I’d love to see the improvements these boys are making. I’m not so hung up on how many of them “benching 400,” but more so about the all-around strides these boys are making in their football fitness. I’m confident that like Ryan, the rest of these boys are steady rolling along too.

    Sounds like Coach Tommy doin’ his thing.


  147. NYUH March 16, 2010 6:44 pm

    Tombo Ahi Jr. is a cutie. is awesome.
    Maybe an intern from the university can help? With the blog that is.

  148. Bigislandkurt March 16, 2010 6:45 pm

    Some famous Beans:


    🙂 BIK

  149. Ralph March 16, 2010 7:02 pm

    BIK how about the Portugese bean

  150. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 16, 2010 7:06 pm

    Ok saw what Linsky did.

    Agree with Mike Cherry in that you see that stuff in the pros moreso than college.

    Otherwise… I have no comment. Granted I, as a fan, would have MORE than welcomed USC to storm the field.

    That’s all Ill say about it.

  151. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 16, 2010 7:09 pm

    Bean shot. 😉

  152. Slugger March 16, 2010 7:14 pm

    Congratulations, Tombo Ahi and the Mrs.! He’s a cute little Jr.

    Why are y’all building scenarios about ‘Jellybean’ Bryant? I thought ST posted that he was not in consideration. I know nothing about any of the applicants or proposed candidates. I’m interested in hearing about what you know. Good luck to JD in finding someone that fits UH.

  153. Garret March 16, 2010 7:22 pm

    This deal with Rocky and Brashton is really frustrating! It makes sense when a player needs any medical procedure, that the team would have everything recorded. Why then, is it so difficult to get the information needed?
    If this a problem with the No Clue At All organization, could a player bring suit for damages? The lack of timely decision making on their part could cause a student athlete some finacial harm.


    ST seems to imply that the problem for Rocky is that *UH* could not gather the medical records needed for his appeal. In that case, we cannot blame the NCAA.

    I agree with NYUH that it would be good if UH could gather all the records at the time of the operations so that they are ready with the appeal information instead of trying to scramble 4-5 years later. One thing to note is that UH had a different compliance person (the guy ST called HF’s “drinking buddy”) when Rocky and Brashton started at UH.

  154. Garret March 16, 2010 7:25 pm

    I think that it is great the the NFL has a way to reward players who earned playing time far greater than what they were paid. This is an awesome way for underpaid players like Bess to get some additional money.

    The league’s performance-based pay system sets up a fund on each team to reward players based on how their playing time compares with their contractual financial compensation.

    Wide receiver Davone Bess, an undrafted free agent in 2008, rounded out Miami’s top five earners in performance pay, adding $185,902 to his base salary of $394.480.

    Performance-based pay is meant to reward lower-paid players who outperform their contracts. The system does, however, also reward higher paid players based on play time.

  155. al March 16, 2010 7:56 pm

    ok, ok, ok….now hasn’t mack been back like a week now?
    and yah, he is busy with spring training plans.

    but, hey what about the two open positions?

    did someone apply who has thrown the selection process for one big time loop?

    what up?

  156. protector March 16, 2010 8:05 pm

    Garret on # 155,

    Thanks for sharing that encouraging news about Davone; it’s nice that he gets rewarded for his significant efforts. I wonder when the Fins are going to take measures to ensure he stays there?

  157. Ralph March 16, 2010 8:07 pm

    Al it’s time management, like, the clock is winding down, does he fill the positions, does he call timeout during the game, Mac is not a decisive person, he is so mellow, he is still thinking about it and probably can make the call.

  158. Ralph March 16, 2010 8:09 pm


  159. OldDiver March 16, 2010 8:24 pm

    Regarding #158

    Mack has made decisive coaching changes over the past two years. i.e. o-line coach, play calling reassignment, special teams coach, strength coach and others. Is Coach Mack indecisive or is he just not making decisions you are not in favor of? Didn’t know how to phrase this without sounding annoyed, sorry.

  160. Ralph March 16, 2010 8:59 pm

    old diver don’t be annoyed. okay to call it as it is. Mac made an O line coach decision his first year, o line got blow out, waited all year to make the adjustment that Smith wasn’t ready. Special teams coach quit to take a coordinator position at Yale, had to make the decision on change, otherwise no ST coach. Did he change the SC coach before DeLaura chose to go to SMU or did he make the announcement because Mel was leaving and had to fill the position Mel was vacating. When UH couldn’t score last season and struggled again this season, especially in the red zone, a change was needed. Question I have, how much of an imput did Mac himself have in the offensive scheme during the game, did he override Ron Lee, did he call the plays, all of which needs to be considered. when things weren’t going well, he looked to Rolo to salvage UH’s offense after Ron Lee put his hands up and stated he wanted to work with receivers only. Too much micromanagement maybe?

  161. chawan_cut March 16, 2010 9:01 pm

    cant caw uh

  162. Bigislandkurt March 16, 2010 9:24 pm

    Mack sure came across as though he was having bouts of indecisiveness or just purely overly irritated with the pressures of losing. When we are winning, everything is fine and d. It was during some really tough (aka losing) moments that Mack wasn’t at his best. Most coaches are not.

    Cannot blame ’em. Mack is one emotional guy. He’s the coach, gotta support ’em. Hopefully this is a year of many more highs for Uncle Mack.


  163. Bigislandkurt March 16, 2010 9:37 pm

    No can forget RED BEAN…..

    and rice.

    For all my Lousiana Sugar Bowl peoples.


  164. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 16, 2010 9:49 pm

    I can get irritated with losing.

    Ask Ralph.

    I’d make a horrible head coach.

  165. d1島 March 16, 2010 9:50 pm


  166. d1島 March 16, 2010 9:50 pm


  167. d1島 March 16, 2010 9:50 pm

    Pork ‘n

  168. d1島 March 16, 2010 9:51 pm

    How you

  169. d1島 March 16, 2010 9:52 pm


  170. d1島 March 16, 2010 9:53 pm

    ie wienie

  171. whitey March 16, 2010 9:54 pm

    what about jumping????

  172. d1島 March 16, 2010 9:54 pm

    to Canaan

  173. d1島 March 16, 2010 9:55 pm

    too long

  174. protector March 16, 2010 9:55 pm


    I know you question a lot (if not all) of Coach Mack’s decisions. As for me, I LIKE Coach Mack’s acquisition of Coaches Tormey & Shaw and I could already see some improvements during the year. I seriously doubt they were available when we lost some coaches (for whatever reasons) earlier. Give Coach Mack some credit for them. I also believe he’s the type that is willing to give inexperienced / up-and-coming coaches a chance like Stutz & Smith. Are you going to condemn a guy because some of his experiments aren’t raving successes? What about how Coach Aranda & Coach Rolo are progressing. To me, they are very successful experiments and they are going to get even better, esp. when people chill and give them a chance. If you want to criticize Coach Lumpkin, have at it Ralph. I won’t defend him. But cut some of the other guys a little slack for now. All of the criticisms, questioning & bashing have been gone over the whole past season ad nauseum, esp. during the losing streak & the trouncing by Wisconsin.

    Let’s support the team & encourage them in their extremely important & daunting opening game!

    Go Warriors! Beat the Trojans!

  175. whitey March 16, 2010 9:55 pm

    dang, the merchants on the darkside looked good tonight.

  176. Da Punchbowl Kid March 16, 2010 9:56 pm


  177. Da Punchbowl Kid March 16, 2010 9:56 pm


  178. Da Punchbowl Kid March 16, 2010 9:57 pm


  179. d1島 March 16, 2010 9:59 pm


  180. sjmacro March 16, 2010 10:00 pm

    wing 🙂

  181. d1島 March 16, 2010 10:01 pm


  182. whitey March 16, 2010 10:06 pm

    Who spilled the

  183. sjmacro March 16, 2010 10:07 pm

    kope or coffee

  184. whitey March 16, 2010 10:07 pm

    who let go one

  185. whitey March 16, 2010 10:07 pm

    trying to be a gentleman and asking a lady, how’s your

  186. whitey March 16, 2010 10:08 pm


  187. d1島 March 16, 2010 10:10 pm

    Too much mental gymnastics today.


    Erin Go Braugh!

  188. whitey March 16, 2010 10:10 pm


  189. Ralph March 16, 2010 10:24 pm

    wing bean. Jerry is there a wing bean, really.

  190. anonymous March 16, 2010 10:29 pm

    Here’s what I see. ESPN dictates to the WAC teams, or to Benson, on what days of the week it wants to televise the games.

    And the WAC bows to ESPN, like their the sacred cows.

    Meanwhile fans supporting the teams and are accustomed to Saturday games are having this taken away from them, in some instances when ESPN comes into town, so that the television network can maximize it’s exposure of telecasting WAC games on the weekdays, where it can garner more viewership, I guess.

    What about the school’s longtime fans?

    Don’t they count for anything?

    Don’t they have more equity in their home teams than ESPN ?

    Why is that the fans have to endure the hardship of watching their teams play on an odd day, not a traditional Saturday, so that ESPN, the WAC or the schools makes money?

    Who wants to watch their home team play on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, which are all work days?

    Who wants to trade in the pageantry of what a Saturday game brings for an odd day?

    The reason I bring this up it’s not only us, UH fans, that are crying about having to play it’s opener against USC on a Wednesday in accommodating ESPN but also the Boise and Nevada fans are not too receptive of their teams playing on odd days in accommodating ESPN’s scheduling.

    I’ve read on their boards that the prevailing sentiment is that this sucks. For in the case of Boise State they play on three consecutive Fridays and a Tuesday. And Nevada has two Friday games.

    For most of us, including fans at other WAC schools, a Saturday game has a festivity to it, an excitement in the air, freedom from work, worry and stress than a weekday game brings in suiting ESPN.

    I’m agreement that the fans, whose schools yield to ESPN scheduling of their teams game, are being shortchanged on what the full essence of what a Saturday game brings. This is sad.

  191. Ralph March 16, 2010 10:41 pm

    Protector if you get nauseated that’s your problem. If you feel finishing 7-7, then 6-7 is what it is and its okay with you, fine with me, i’m not going to go up or down because of your feelings or emotions, it is what it is and everyone of us feels differently about the Warriors. We all want the best for the Warriors, but some of us want to win and we want to question why aren’t we winning. This board allows us to render an opinion, I think it is an appropriate media forum to do so as long as we conduct ourselves with civility, and I don’t cuss, use abbreviated letters to denote “swear words”, and I don’t name call people but I do question some of the decisions or lack of decisions made by the coaches.

  192. Stephen Tsai March 16, 2010 10:43 pm

    This is my take on Rocky, Brashton and everybody else who seeks a sixth year.
    When you’re a freshman and you’re injured, you don’t like to say anything. Maybe it’s a way of remaining tough in front of the older guys. Whatever. Which is why we always have a year-long charade: Will he play? Will he not play? So an injured freshman usually just goes under the basic redshirt category.
    But then, suppose there is another season-ending injury?
    Then the player starts thinking about a sixth year. Trouble is, there’s no documentation for the first injury.
    Every time I see a player on the sideline during practice, I always ask: What’s wrong? Some are honest. Most aren’t. Guess what happens five years later? They always ask if I can find an article detailing a freshman injury. I always tell them, sorry, you didn’t want to say anything back then, so there’s no documentation.
    It’s changed a little under McMackin. I’ve had freshmen show me their injuries. I write about it, then file it away. Maybe they’ll need it maybe they won’t.
    But when you’re young, you never think of the future. And that sometimes comes to bite you in the wallet.

  193. Bigislandkurt March 16, 2010 10:53 pm

    How you bean?

    That’s the best one yet.


  194. RedZone March 16, 2010 10:54 pm

    Sad to find out that Pingping just died in Italy.

  195. protector March 16, 2010 11:06 pm


    Though there are many times I agree with you, I also reserve the right to have a differing opinion. Sometimes we’ll just have to agree to disagree. I hope you don’t mistakenly think that I’m satisfied with a losing record. And what did you mean by “some” of us want to win? I thought ALL of us want to win, but some resort more readily to the ‘blaming’ game.. I don’t mind constructive criticism of the team / coaches at all. I’ve objected only to bashers whose only solution was to call for the firing of the coaching staff. By the way, I also reserve the right to question other people’s questions and reasoning, too. That’s what discussion is. I’m not sure if you took my comment as a personal attack, but it certainly wasn’t meant in that vein.

  196. Kekoa (iPhone) March 16, 2010 11:22 pm

    ST ~ I offered Carl Clap a chance to use our software to profile each team member as soon as they were cleared medically to join the team.

    It could be used to establish a base for when they are in 100% medical shape. Each time they are injured we can give the coaches a better idea of exactly when they are ready to play again. The players would not be able to ‘by-pass’ the system and play when they are not fully recovered.

    It could be used in several ways to determine precisely what level of rehab the player is at. When time for providing the documentation there would be evidence so precise, it would stand up in a court of law. How do I know?

    Our firm is on the AG’s list for providing expert testimony in medical health fraud cases. These profiles have never been disputed.

  197. Stephen Tsai March 16, 2010 11:24 pm

    You know, of course, that sometimes UH prefers the gray area.

  198. al March 16, 2010 11:26 pm

    ralphie….i beg to differ.

    the position announcements are not the result of procrastination on the coach’s part. not in this instance. there are things that are impeding the decision announcements progres.

  199. al March 16, 2010 11:26 pm

    ralphie….i beg to differ.

    the position announcements are not the result of procrastination on the coach’s part. not in this instance. there are things that are impeding the decision announcements progres.

  200. Ralph March 16, 2010 11:31 pm

    like what? the deadline has passed on the hiring announcements

  201. al March 16, 2010 11:33 pm

    #191…but money talks!

  202. LizKauai [iMac] m/ March 16, 2010 11:34 pm

    Nitey nite and sweet pickled mango dreams!

  203. al March 16, 2010 11:35 pm

    ask the little birdie.

  204. Ralph March 16, 2010 11:37 pm

    spring break begins this weekend, UH fb will be starting spring practice shortly thereafter. Wouldn’t it be prudent to name a new coach or coaches if there will be changes, and the new coach or coaches on board already to prepare for spring practice. Like getting to know the personnel and setting up and defining what needs to be worked on. If the same coaches remain, same jobs or reassignment, then, no big deal, they know what is coming in.

  205. al March 16, 2010 11:38 pm

    anybody know anyone who makes that old fashioned local style mango seed?

    whoa, had one auntie who used to make on the nalo coast. but, all good things come to past.

  206. Ralph March 16, 2010 11:39 pm

    I thought you were the little birdie, if not, then go ask Michelle, the boss always knows the answer.

  207. Kekoa (iPhone) March 16, 2010 11:43 pm

    So true, ST.

  208. RedZone March 16, 2010 11:43 pm

    I thought the NCAA delegated the hardship waivers to the conferences.

  209. al March 16, 2010 11:47 pm

    looking forward to seeing tuipulotu in thr trenches.

  210. al March 16, 2010 11:48 pm

    who dat michelle?

  211. Ralph March 16, 2010 11:52 pm

    what was your wife’s name?

  212. Ralph March 16, 2010 11:57 pm

    lots of potential on defense, raw material with talent, now to mold them into a unit with the motor running at full tilt for all four quarters and they tackle as a unit. Keep hitting the opponent on every snap.

  213. al March 17, 2010 12:17 am

    so do you believe that moniz is the answer?
    his arm wore out by the last two games.

  214. SteveM March 17, 2010 12:39 am

    March 16th, 2010 at 11:52 pm
    what was your wife’s name?

    Da Boss

    Good night everyone!

  215. ai-eee-soos March 17, 2010 12:45 am

    if this hasn’t been posted yet – – –

    da going out if business guys said

    ” ,,, Southern Miss associate head coach Steve Barnes, Gonzaga assistant Ray Giacoletti, and Colorado associate head coach Steve McClain were slated for interviews today and tomorrow, sources said … ”


  216. ai-eee-soos March 17, 2010 12:46 am

    if – of

  217. Ralph March 17, 2010 12:58 am

    if they have 35 or so applicants and they are doing 2 or 3 interviews every couple of days, dang, how long will the process take or has JD eliminated a set number and plan on interviewing only the finalists. So, was the Chamanide coach a finalist, or he happens to be one of the first to apply or convenient to interview being so close by UH campus.

  218. al March 17, 2010 1:07 am

    they aren’t going to interview everyone.

    in fact, they are nearly done.

  219. Ralph March 17, 2010 1:18 am

    nearly done with only five interviews of which the Chaminade coach was one out of 35 applicants. Seriously, is that what the little birdie sang.

  220. Ralph March 17, 2010 1:21 am

    UH Na Wahine softball today: Lipscomb vs Cal at 4 pm, UH vs Lipscomb at 6 pm.

  221. Ralph March 17, 2010 1:22 am

    Parnaby and Majam on the WB at noon

  222. al March 17, 2010 1:24 am

    it’ll end up with 7 or 8 interviews.

    i believe that the standard has already been set. unless someone really jumps up to be counted……

  223. wafan March 17, 2010 3:08 am

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    Remember to wear something green!!! Easy up here since moss seems to be everywhere. HA!

  224. mctruck March 17, 2010 4:18 am

    Just wondering????…and probably far fetched, etc., but, what if Kobe were to offer UH athletic’s a donation of around,(ten-million$) if UH were to hire his father???

  225. Garret March 17, 2010 4:44 am


    So, your post seems to imply that the problem with gathering the medical records is that freshmen and sophomore Warrior players might not have told the coaches/doctors about the extent of their injury. That is something that I hadn’t thought of…so, in that case the problem cannot be blamed on the NCAA or UH.

    Athletes (and young people in general) often think that they are invincible, so I could see how they would not consider how they might have a season-ending injury in the future so they need to document each injury at the time.

  226. duffer March 17, 2010 5:01 am

    Doesn’t look good for Colt!

    ESPN’s Matt Mosley says that Colt Brennan’s roster spot is in jeopardy now that Rex Grossman is on board.

    Brennan was a bigger hit with the fans than he was with the team. The 2008 sixth-round pick out of Hawaii couldn’t beat out Todd Collins last season and is undoubtedly behind Grossman now. The Redskins are also expected to draft a quarterback of the future.

  227. Garret March 17, 2010 5:01 am


    The WAC agreed to the contract with ESPN that lets them move games away from Saturday because *they had no other choice*! Each conference sets their TV deal and the conferences that bring in better ratings get more money and get the prime Saturday time slots on the networks and ESPN. The next tier of conferences got lesser money and took what time slots were available. Then conferences like the WAC and C-USA took what was left over (though C-USA got a 2.5x more money than the WAC) and they agreed to play games on other days.

    If the WAC did not agree to play games on days other than Saturday, they would *not* have gotten their ESPN contract since ESPN would not want to show enough of their games on Saturday. No TV contract would mean no money AND no recruiting for the conference. So, the WAC had to agree to play games on other days or basically fold as a conference.

    If the WAC improves and actually can win a majority of their nonconference games against BCS conference teams (like the MWC), then they will get a better contract the next time. If BSU leaves, ESPN probably will also leave and you won’t have to worry about games being moved from Saturday.

    The MWC’s TV deal lets them play *all* games on Saturday. They also get $1.3 million per year per team while UH is getting $400k (including the $75k they got for playing USC on a Thursday). UH fans love to brag how the WAC is on ESPN and the MWC is not…the the MWC gets 3x the money and gets to play on Saturday. That deal was signed before the MWC had so much success on the field, so their next TV contract will be bigger…remember, the WAC only got the ESPN deal because the MWC turned down ESPN.

    After the WAC recently got a big increase in their TV deal from ESPN, UH will get $400k this year from TV. C-USA gets $1 million per school, MWC gets $1.3 million per school, ACC gets $6 million per school, SEC gets $17 million per school, and the Big 10 gets $24 million per school.

  228. Garret March 17, 2010 5:05 am

    Stan Hasiak is back with UCLA.

    UCLA sophomore offensive lineman Stanley Hasiak was reinstated to the football team and will participate in spring ball.

  229. whitey March 17, 2010 5:09 am

    Good morning Tsaikos.

  230. whitey March 17, 2010 5:10 am

    Happy St Paddy’s Day to all the Irish and those Irish at heart.

  231. whitey March 17, 2010 5:10 am

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  232. LizKauai (iPhone) March 17, 2010 5:38 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka, O’Tsaikos!!

  233. whitey March 17, 2010 5:59 am

    duffer, Rex Grossman????? You got to be kidding!!! He is a has been and won’t make the team. Another Florida qb who was overrated in college.

  234. whitey March 17, 2010 6:01 am

    Right now Colt is like Keanu in the Replacements, but he will get his chance this preseason and Shanahan ain’t no dope when it comes to finding a qb.

  235. d1島 March 17, 2010 6:18 am

    Great Morning All!

    Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

  236. d1島 March 17, 2010 6:24 am

    Happy Birthday to the Mistress of Whoosh….Esme!

  237. d1島 March 17, 2010 6:25 am

    Hold on to your shamrock!


  238. whitey March 17, 2010 6:32 am

    Green (like UH) is the magic color of the day.

  239. whitey March 17, 2010 6:33 am

    green is also the color of my mustard cabbage tsukemono.

  240. whitey March 17, 2010 6:35 am

    green (and black) is the color of my mc attack shirt today.

  241. Kekoa (iPhone) March 17, 2010 6:44 am

    Garret ~
    Re: 226
    With our profile, once they have established a base, we can determine their readiness. There are medical measurables that they are unable to feign. They can’t ‘mask’ an injury either.

    Medical prescreening from the start, and then each time they have a *soft tissue* injury, that’s the key. Every player should be profiled to provide documentation to both player and staff.

  242. Kekoa (iPhone) March 17, 2010 6:54 am

    Coaches love measurable stats. Reps in the weight room, timed events on the field. Injuries can be evaluated with much more accuracy.

    A hard copy, graphic representation of what a player’s health status is, would help the trainers focus on rehab.

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