Thinking big

As The Advertiser’s Dayton Morinaga reported today, Nebraska’s Walter Roese and BYUH’s Brandyn Akana are the targeted front-runners for positions on basketball coach Gib Arnold’s staff.

Both, like Arnold, are skilled recruiters with global contacts.

Going the international route to supplement recruiting is a practical approach for UH. It worked in the early 2000s in helping the Rainbow Warriors earn back-to-back NCAA Tournament berths.

But the economic situation is different now. Will UH give Arnold the resources to recruit internationally?

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Happy birthday wishes to Warrior Mojo and Ian.


  1. d1ๅณถ March 26, 2010 8:16 am

    First! Internationally!

  2. d1ๅณถ March 26, 2010 8:17 am

    Happy Birthday to the dude with the real mojo…WarriorMojo!

    Happy Birthday Ian!

  3. ai-eee-soos March 26, 2010 8:22 am

    JD will HAVE to give Gib Arnold the resources to recruit internationally,

    in order to help the program.

  4. d1ๅณถ March 26, 2010 8:24 am

    Will a modem and an international call plan suffice?

  5. tommui March 26, 2010 8:27 am

    Happy birthdays!

    Good morning Hawaii!

  6. Slugger March 26, 2010 8:27 am

    Good morning!

    Happy birthday, Warrior Mojo!

    Happy birthday, Ian!

    Good luck to Coach Gib on the recruiting & hiring circuit.

  7. Stephen Tsai March 26, 2010 8:28 am

    You would think it would, since that’s how some of the other programs recruit. For instance, UH never saw Jonas Umlauft play in person during the recruiting process.
    But Gib said he wants to see guys in person. He said it’s important to see how they react to bad calls, and such.
    By the way, he’s going to be Gib for a while. I know we’re all past the past, but “Coach Arnold’ evokes too much of the past.

  8. Stephen Tsai March 26, 2010 8:30 am

    I think Jarinn Akana would be a good addition. But he’s got too much going on in L.A. right now.

  9. Slugger March 26, 2010 8:31 am


    I can’t make the cc today. Places to go & people to see. Enjoy!

    Happy Kuhio Day! If you go to the parade tomorrow in Waikiki, you’ll see Koakane floating in the parade. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. d1ๅณถ March 26, 2010 8:32 am

    “react to bad calls”?

    Sounds like some of the old crunching papers by the handset as you talk to the boss…”What? I think we got a bad connection…”


    or am I the only one who did that?

  11. Bigislandkurt March 26, 2010 8:33 am

    Yeeehaaaaaa! Go Trojans! Ka’u Trojans, that is…..

    AddaknowJoe……can I get a witness?


  12. d1ๅณถ March 26, 2010 8:33 am


    Will do.

    From recent reports, you can go to Waikiki most any day and see Koakane “floating” somewhere!

  13. al March 26, 2010 8:34 am

    regarding men’s basketball…as that fat kid in the commercial would say.

    “things are looking up!”

  14. Bigislandkurt March 26, 2010 8:38 am

    KHON TV news last night…..

    Is Joe Moore the most arrogant man in Hawaii TV history? We all know that Joe loves to get off topic and go on tangents during the newscast. Well, last night took the cake. Apparently, he was not happy about the lighting in the background…..he kept saying that it looked like a light coming off the top of his head. Well, with two minutes left to go in the newscast……right before his “finally tonite” segment, he instructs John Veneri to get up from his seat and tells him to MOVE A PALM TREE to block the light behind him…..all during the LIVE NEWS CAST. YOu should have seen the look on Justin Cruz and John Veneri’s face when the news concluded. Man, after watching this, I had to shake my head and utter to myself, “Addowknow Joe.”


  15. protector March 26, 2010 8:39 am

    Happy Birthday to Ian & Warrior Mojo!

    I like the idea of having assistants that have recruiting clout themselves. Hope the assistants can be secured quickly so full focus can be on getting some choice recruits.

  16. BNS March 26, 2010 8:40 am

    Happy birthday, Ian

    Happy birthday, Warrior Mojo

  17. A-House March 26, 2010 8:51 am

    Who’s got the “moj”? Why, Warrior Mojo, of course! Happy birfday to you and no ofrget to treat the Mrs.

    Happy Birfday to Ian too!

  18. al March 26, 2010 8:56 am

    st…small kine mistake at the top. roese is at nebraska and not from alabama.

  19. al March 26, 2010 8:57 am

    happy birthday warriormojo!

    and you too ian.

  20. al March 26, 2010 9:00 am

    bik…joe “you’re so vain” moore was perturbed from the start when a blackout for two seconds occurred at the outset of the broadcast. then i think the back drop was not of the “proper” setting which induced further commentary by prima donna joe.

    just another one of those things that make you go huh?

    you can catch the replay on ch 953.

  21. el guapo March 26, 2010 9:09 am

    Profile of Roese

  22. Garret March 26, 2010 9:10 am

    Happy Birthday WarriorMojo!

    Happy Birthday Ian!

  23. Da Punchbowl Kid March 26, 2010 9:11 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy Kuhio Day youz guyz!

  24. Da Punchbowl Kid March 26, 2010 9:12 am

    Happy Birthday to the Master of Mojo!

    And to Ian…

  25. Da Punchbowl Kid March 26, 2010 9:12 am

    Mornin’ Garret!

  26. papajoe2 March 26, 2010 9:14 am

    aren’t those asst. coaches mormon? it doesn’t bother me one way or another as i beleive in freedom of religion, but will it hurt recruiting if all the coaches were mormon? might have a smaller recruiting pool. i’m just assuming that since the 2 other assistant candidates has ties to BYU or BYUH that they are mormons.

  27. kaimiloa March 26, 2010 9:14 am

    I’ll be in Brazil this summer. I was going to be scouting women’s volleyball types but for a few free meals I could help Coach Arnold, too.

  28. Garret March 26, 2010 9:15 am

    Given what UH has paid assistant basketball coaches in the past (much below big-budget schools), getting both Roese and Akana would be a real coup for Gib. Isn’t Gib earning less (if that $240k figure I read is correct) than some assistant coaches elsewhere? Maybe Gib took less money so that he would have more money for his assistant coaches.

    Dramatically increasing the recruiting budget would help the program of course, but when everything else is getting cut that could be a hard sell. Maybe certain boosters who supported Gib’s candidacy for head coach might be asked to donate specifically to increase the recruiting budget? Since they are invested in Gib’s success, they might be willing to provide Gib with the budget needed for recruiting.

  29. d1ๅณถ March 26, 2010 9:18 am

    A reminder for those who may be available for some 5F’s today:

    A Hana Hou Cattle Call

    Where: Hale Ikena

    When: Friday – 03/26/10

    Time: 1100 to 1300

    Why: Do we really need to explain?

    Route Guide:

    Shoyu Chicken, Kalua Pig, Chicken Long Rice, Pork Lau Lau,
    Catch of the Day, Roasted Sweet Potato, Lomi Salmon, Poi Haupia and More (including Poke)

  30. jm2375 March 26, 2010 9:19 am

    Happy Birthday to Ian and WarriorMojo!

  31. Pauoa Boy March 26, 2010 9:21 am

    Glad Coach Gib is bringing in guys who know how to recruit and got ties overseas. I can see his vision in trying to recruit the best possible players to play for UH. Not settling for medicore talent to fill roster spots will pay off huge in a year or two. If I was Coach Gib I wouldn’t retain half the roster from last year except for maybe Bill Amis and Zane Johnson. Obviously it’ll be hard to replace almost an entire team so I give Williams, Lay, and Hiram Thompson a chance too, but they need to vastly improve. I just hope we get some talented bigs and a true point guard coming in. Jordan Coleman seems like a talent but needs at least a redshirt year to work on his skills and bulk up. IMO

  32. SteveM March 26, 2010 9:22 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Happy Birthday WarriorMojo !!!

    …and to Ronnie’s son:
    Happy Birthday Ian !!!

  33. Addahknowsports&copy: March 26, 2010 9:50 am

    Goooooood Aloha Friday Morning Tsaikoland!

    Happy Birthday to WarriorMojo!

    Happy Birthday to Ian!

    That cc menu sounds delicious.

  34. Addahknowsports© March 26, 2010 9:51 am

    whoops. testing.

  35. duffer March 26, 2010 9:52 am

    Howzit everybody this is Kyeton,

    I wanted to say thank you to everyone for wishing me a Happy Birthday. Also anyone else who has had their birthday recently, Happy Birthday.

    Me ka mahalo,

  36. addahknowjoe March 26, 2010 9:58 am

    Gmorning gang!

    A little Mojo today for the Mojoman himself! And small kine Big Hau-oli La Hanau for Teeta Ronnie’s boy.

    BIK- Proud of our hometown! Good to hear still get people willing to open doors for the youth out there.

    And Joe Moore? Typical. But das OK. =)

  37. addahknowjoe March 26, 2010 10:00 am

    Kyeton! How da Golf? We going see you at states? We all cheering for you!

  38. ai-eee-soos March 26, 2010 10:01 am

    If Gib hires Roese & Akana, then all 3 coaches don’t need to be

    acclimated to the “way of life” here. And all 3 have international

    recruiting experience. I like Gib’s plan. Looking good.

  39. curveball March 26, 2010 10:06 am

    Wie -5 at the end of todays round…..

  40. Kekoa March 26, 2010 10:15 am

    Big Birthday Greetings to Sistah Ronnie’s young man, Ian! Enjoy your day and continue to make your mom Ha’aheo!

    Gonna have my Mojo workin’ today in honor of Warrior Mojo’s Born Day!

    Thanks for all your excellent sports photos over the past season.

  41. koakane March 26, 2010 10:18 am

    howzit tsaikos country, weekend and holiday to boot for some of you enjoy

    like slugga posted come down to waikiki and enjoy the Prince Kuhio Day parade, starts at 4 from Fort DeRussy runs to Kapiolani park with a moonlight concert starting at 6 or after the last group reaches the park.

    good luck to the wahines and warriors playing this weekend.

    got go now

  42. koakane March 26, 2010 10:21 am

    e kala mai sending out birthday wishes to warrior mojo and Ian

  43. Kazz March 26, 2010 10:36 am


    Remember the “echo” incident with Joe MO?

    A few years ago, he flipped out and the sound set up. The news opened and right off the bat and after a few words there was this audible echo originating from the studio and everyone at home could hear it. So Moore flips out, throws his pen on the desk and says “we’re going to commercial, after two ‘damn’ weeks we cannot get this straight?!?!?!?! I don’t care, GO TO COMMERCIAL”. Then he proceeds to drink from his coffee mug and says nothing for about 10 seconds until the producers, I guess, are forced into taking a VERY early commercial break.

  44. Kazz March 26, 2010 10:38 am


  45. jojo ® March 26, 2010 10:54 am

    Happy Birthday Warrior Mojo!
    Happy Birthday Ian!

  46. Jack Flash March 26, 2010 10:56 am

    I always miss all the Joe Moore antics because i don’t like watching his newscasts. But, i like to try and catch Kanoa Leahy at the end. Also, i don’t like the newscasts of that lady with the ricebowl haircut.

  47. RedZone March 26, 2010 11:05 am

    Maybe UH should give Aaron Douglas a call.

  48. Kazz March 26, 2010 11:08 am

    WAC Softball Opens TODAY.
    Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
    LIVE on K5 and on ESPN 1420.

    Wahine vs San Jose State.

    From WAC Softball Blogspot:

    With 23 and 22 wins, respectively, San Jose State and Hawai’i top the WAC in non-conference victories. The Rainbow Wahine will be completing a 21-game homestand this weekend.


    Best wins: Cal, Stanford, UNLV, East Carolina (2), Lipscomb (3), DePaul.

    Quality losses: Cal (2), Stanford, DePaul, Washington (2), Arizona, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Georgia Tech.

    Bad loss: None and/or McNeese State.

    Analysis: Of Hawai’i’s quality wins, all but one have come in Honolulu. The Wahine played the WAC’s fewest number of non-conference road games and are 0-4 vs. ranked teams away from the islands. The loss at home to McNeese State isn’t the worst thing in the world, but the Cowgirls are only 6-6 in the Southland Conference. The overall profile is very good though and — like Fresno State — the vast majority of the losses are to Top 25 powers. Hawai’i scheduled smart and is the only WAC team able to get the Pac-10 powers to routinely go to their home. Who doesn’t want to go to paradise? Scheduling seven home games against Cal, Stanford and Washington not only helps the RPI, but even when you go 2-5 in those games, you get credit for two quality wins. Other WAC teams usually get only one shot against those types of teams and have to do it on a neutral field. NCAA outlook: Good.

    San Jose State

    Best wins: Oklahoma, Virginia, Charlotte (2).

    Quality losses: Texas, BYU, UNLV.

    Bad losses: Cal State Bakersfield, Utah (2), New Mexico.

    Analysis: The Spartans have the WAC’s best record (23-8) at this point, but may have only the fourth- or fifth-best at-large NCAA profile. The overall schedule strength isn’t there and too many of the wins are over bad teams. Not helping matters are a home loss to Bakersfield, along with losses to Utah (two by run-rule) and New Mexico, the only two teams in the Mountain West with losing records. Perhaps more than any other team in the conference though, the Spartans could gain credibility by finishing near the top in the league race. San Jose State also has a key April 21 date with Stanford. A win against the Cardinal late in the season could reap rewards come NCAA selection time. NCAA outlook: So-so. A gaudy record plus a top three WAC finish may be enough for the Spartans to snag a bid.

  49. Kazz March 26, 2010 11:09 am


    Guy Hagi doesn’t have a ricebowl haircut.

  50. Mike March 26, 2010 11:32 am

    Getcha WarriorMojo workin’! Happy birthday big guy!

    Happy birthday Ian!

  51. Jack Flash March 26, 2010 11:47 am


  52. Don Weir March 26, 2010 11:50 am

    Big Island Kurt

    Remember back in the Day?

    Joe Moore doing UH Sports in the 70’s?
    Ratings so poor ‘on camera’ stunts were performed?
    Joe Moore coming out onto the set in roller skates?

  53. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 26, 2010 12:02 pm

    I didn’t mean to say Mojo is a fan of former pro wrestler turned conservative psychopath the Ultimate Warrior but simply meant to say UH has a good solid fan in WarriorMojo. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  54. Kendall March 26, 2010 12:15 pm

    On Portnoy’s post, he said that Ganot may be looking for other options because the salary that Gib offered was too low, can anybody give any incite on this.

    Also, did Donovan place the same restrictions on recruiting on Gib that Frazier “so-called” placed on Nash?

  55. (Jesse)James March 26, 2010 12:24 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaikos….

    Happy Birthday WarriorMojo…and Ian

  56. LizKauai m/ March 26, 2010 12:27 pm

    Hauoli Lahanau, Mojo and Ian!!!

    Ok… Honoring the CC Friday with a 2 choice plate lunch from #1 – white rice and all!

    JM? pfffft. Keahi is my homeboy. But, yes, I do flip around to watch Kanoa and Robert too.

    Happy ALOHA Friday!!!

  57. Curt March 26, 2010 12:29 pm

    Years ago when Joe Moore was a sportscaster, I thought he was entertaining. After listening to him regularly throw barbs at June Jones and hearing many stories of his bad behavior, I know longer watch his newscasts. Very sad and disrespectful.

  58. al March 26, 2010 12:40 pm

    on monday it will be confirmed as to who is the first hired asst coach. my guess is it will be roese as an associate head coach. monday because the human resource office reopens then.

    i believe he will get the lion’s share of the asst coach money pool. brandyn akana is a great pickup, young and energetic with far reaching ties. having his brother mentor him is also a great asset.

    the gibber did mention that he did consult with jarrin akana early in the week.

  59. al March 26, 2010 12:41 pm

    ah, tough day here.
    for the past 90 minutes, all’s i could think of was that hawaiian buffet at the hale ikena.

  60. Curt March 26, 2010 12:41 pm

    Great to hear Coach Gib making progress with his staff. I hope he’ll be able to develop the Australian and Asian pipelines too.

    Go Go Gib! Go Go Gib! We will we will rock you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  61. al March 26, 2010 12:45 pm

    so it is being rumored that a mbb returnee is strongly considering another school.

    i am concerned that hiram thompson has yet to make a public statement about his intentions and/or any opinion regarding the new coach. although he only has one year left, he could still redshirt one year. but, it doesn’t make sense to me that he would especially since his buddy is bill amis.

  62. Kazz March 26, 2010 12:45 pm

    I’d pay to see Joe Moore ask Robert Kekaula to move a palm tree for him.

    Bumbai he kona learn.

  63. Curt March 26, 2010 12:47 pm

    Maybe that should be Gib’s theme song. Ha-ha.

    Enjoy lunch and Prince Kuhio Day.

  64. Kazz March 26, 2010 12:47 pm


    Hiram seems like such a good character guy with a lot of class and a true “team” player.

    He would have backed up ANY coach that got hired.

    (‘cept for Bolla)

  65. wafan March 26, 2010 12:51 pm


    Everyone continuing to enjoy the Kuhio Day feed?

    Dang. Tough day to have conferences — I kept thinking about the buffet all day. At least I did not drool.


    I think.

  66. Curt March 26, 2010 12:52 pm

    Kekaula could place the palm tree on top of his head or wherevas so the light don’t shine there. Would that help?

  67. Curt March 26, 2010 12:55 pm

    Losing Hiram Thompson would not be good. Hiram, we hope you’ll stay and play for home team. Thanks for playing injured and being a true Warrior.

  68. wafan March 26, 2010 12:56 pm

    Today, 2000 students from 63 WA schools participated in the robotics competition.

    Bands, cheerleaders, uniforms/costumes, mascots, . . . looked like a play-off game!

  69. Curt March 26, 2010 1:04 pm


    Keahi is pretty good; I like da guy. For us guys though, it’s hard to ignore Keahi’s partner, Stephanie Lum. Even our man Colt was a fan.

  70. Kazz March 26, 2010 1:05 pm

    I’m gonna say this one time and one time only:

    KFC’s boneless fillet? NOT A FAN!

  71. Kazz March 26, 2010 1:06 pm

    Guy Hagi seems like a good “yes man” for Joe Moore. ๐Ÿ˜†

  72. al March 26, 2010 1:14 pm

    i was just speculating and have no foundation to hiram’s coming or going. it just struck me as odd, that a team captain did not step up to the plate and declare his confirmation.

    then again, they are saying that xi is leaving after he graduates this may.

  73. al March 26, 2010 1:16 pm


    rice bowl haircut = chawan cut

    c’mon now.
    chawan_cut is more pretty than pamela young.

  74. Curt March 26, 2010 1:18 pm


    Joe probably wants nice guys he can push around. It would be very interesting to see Joe tell Kekaula to move da palm.

    We met Guy Hagi one day at the tennis courts. Nice, cool-looking guy in his shades. On camera, I don’t why he wears those spectacles; it makes him look nerdish.

  75. NorthShoreFan March 26, 2010 1:18 pm

    Alojas Tsaikos…
    Lot of great ideas for mbb. We got to remember though, we are looking for a contender and hoping to do this with a manini budget. Location has a lot to do since we cannot have people drive over and we cannot drive over for recruiting and etc. International recruiting? Depends on how much contacts we have overseas. How we get Ji, Kurtz, Savo, Puida etc.?
    Can do a lot of things but the driver needs to have those assets or be able to develop them.
    I’m looking at a three year period before we get any type of consistency and then maybe being in position to contend.
    Lots of great names being put out there for coaches but can we compensate them? Not every one out there will be willing to live in paradise on a shoestring budget. If Gib can have some success I hope we can generate more resources to put together a quality mbb program.

  76. Curt March 26, 2010 1:25 pm


    You’re right. If you look up rice-bowl cut in da dictionary, Chawan cut’s photo is there. ๐Ÿ™‚

  77. Kazz March 26, 2010 1:32 pm

    While she was with us for a short time, I miss Ashley Nagaoka. But I think she’s engaged nowโ€ฆ so nevamind!!! ๐Ÿ˜†

  78. LizKauai m/ March 26, 2010 1:33 pm

    [b]Calling all Tsaikettes:[/b]

    from Laurie Beth Miller via facebook

    Hey Liz. .. David and I need ur help! We have some things amazing possibilities beginning to happen based on the Hawaii book (Hawai’i Warrior Football: A Story of Faith, Hope and Redemption).

    The “big shots” however need a little extra convincing that this book is not strictly directed at die hard football loving men! That women love this book also.

    To me, our story beats The Blind …Side and we need them to know you don’t need to know anything really about football to understand and fall in love with the characters and the stories within these pages! This is an amazing story that needs to be seen!

    If u feel compelled or any other women u know that have been touched by this book would u email us how it affected you as a woman?

    They just threw this at us today and we need to have these emails today’s if possible. You can send the email to

    Thanks Liz… this story is not yet done and David and I will see to it the world hears our story!

  79. Kazz March 26, 2010 1:40 pm


    March 26th, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    rice bowl haircut = chawan cut

    c’mon now.
    chawan_cut is more pretty than pamela young.


    It’s been a while since I’ve watched KITV news so I’ll take your word for it.

  80. Curt March 26, 2010 1:58 pm


    I thought I remember reading that Ji was in a camp run by former UH coach, Bruce O’Neill. Getting old…can’t remember everything these days.

    Bruce was a great recruiter. He pretty much got the Fab Five, Artie Wilson, Tom Henderson, etc. I remember that we almost got Richard Washington til John Wooden stepped in. I remember being at the airport with Bruce for the arrival of a highly-recruited high school player. You may have heard of him. His name was Moses Malone. But, he never showed up (that day). I believe he skipped college and went directly to the pros.

  81. al March 26, 2010 2:04 pm

    bruce was one hella recruiter. he’s not happy that ji wasn’t given enough help to improve and/or get in the game. you could see his progression in the last 7 games that a dormant potential was lying in wait.

  82. Curt March 26, 2010 2:06 pm


    That’s great regarding the Miller’s and their book. When I met David at the Marriott during the Sugar Bowl, I asked him if there was a chance his book could turn into a movie. He said yes there was definitely interest in it. Shortly thereafter, June resigned and took off for SMU. I thought that probably killed the story and movie possibilities. But, I guess not. Great to hear there’s still a decent chance. Okay ladies, you must respond.

  83. al March 26, 2010 2:07 pm

    in the japanese camps of old.

    there was no top-knot hairstyles and it was too hot to sport long hair. so the obasan would take the ricebowl that suited your head and use it as a cutting guide.

    later, prince valiant would copy that hair style in england.

  84. Committed Road Warrior March 26, 2010 2:11 pm

    Wow, regarding the St. Mary’s-Baylor game.

    23% from the field and 1-4 FTs isn’t gonna get you far…..doesn’t help that your opponent is 50% shooting and draining three’s left and right either.

  85. al March 26, 2010 2:11 pm

    i’ll guess that on the gibber’s next trip back home (hawaii that is) he will have set up a few official visits. half jc players(csi?) and half hs players.

    i think that we will be lucky to land one international player this year. but, after that, watch out.

    akana was also responsible for bringing a lot of the talent to byuh. can you imagine what he could do for manoa?

  86. Curt March 26, 2010 2:24 pm


    Was it Akana that brought in BYUH’s top guns? I think their names were Jet Chang from Taiwan and Lucas Alves from Brazil.

    I hope we can develop the Australian and Asian pipelines. Go Go Gib.

  87. el guapo March 26, 2010 2:25 pm

    In relation to him remaining on the team, does it help or does it not matter that Hiram Thompson is a member of the Mormon church?

    UH should get extra credit on the APR if Ji graduates in 3 years and a summer. And Ji should get an award for pulling that off at UH.

  88. el guapo March 26, 2010 2:30 pm

    Hiram’s grandparents live here too

  89. Ralph March 26, 2010 2:31 pm

    can Akana out of BYU Laie recruit D1 quality players? Isn’t BYU Laie DII, lots of difference in talent (but don’t compare to UH) when it comes to playing at a high level in D1 and that’s where we need to go. UH has been at the bottom tier way too long, we need players to elevate the level of play-small steps, St. Mary;s, Gonzaga, Xavier, Butler are some of the non BCS schools that we should be competitive with in a few years.

  90. al March 26, 2010 2:32 pm

    didn’t gibber mention that he was headed to phoenix?

    sportsbow says we offered this guy. the shooter was 60% from the field including 55% from treyland.

  91. Calvin From Kona March 26, 2010 2:38 pm

    totally off subject but does anyone know where I can get DVD’s of Hawaii Football games from 2007? Having a party in a week and wanted to play a game or two from that season during the party.
    email me at if you do…Aloha!

  92. al March 26, 2010 2:39 pm

    now didn’t the gibber say he would also swing by las vegas?

    we already offered this guy and he came for a visit and he is still sitting on the fence. should be interesting…

  93. Calvin From Kona March 26, 2010 2:39 pm

    by the way..howzit Liz, Kazz, James, Al, etc.. and da rest of da Tsaikos!

  94. jojo ยฎ March 26, 2010 2:46 pm

    I just want everyone to know that (Jesse)James is PHAT

  95. al March 26, 2010 3:01 pm

    calvin from kona…are you still in kona or are you kona live in honolulu??

  96. al March 26, 2010 3:02 pm

    I just want everyone to know that jojo is SLIM.
    (even after happy days dim sum)

  97. al March 26, 2010 3:05 pm

    didn’t the gibber also mention that he was gonna go to idaho?

    there’s a bunch of spuds,er, i mean studs at this place.

    a perennial jc powerhouse where the gibber once was a very successful head coach.

  98. al March 26, 2010 3:06 pm

    i should have cleared the schedule for hale ikena so that i could be napping under the coconut tree like everyone else.

  99. jojo ยฎ March 26, 2010 3:14 pm

    hey al, I had 2 lunches today and I’m not napping

  100. LizKauai m/ March 26, 2010 3:27 pm

    Calvin – chk ur email…


  101. Jason March 26, 2010 3:30 pm

    I’m not nappingโ€”but I’m not getting as much work done as I had wanted. ๐Ÿ˜›

  102. Manoa March 26, 2010 4:20 pm

    #89 Ralph
    Actually the way recruiters put it is this way.

    If you are a DII recruiter, you go to the same hot spots and talk to the same JC and high school coaches, but instead of recruiting the top 2 or 3 players, you are looking at 3, 4, and 5 players. So DII recruiters can have the same contacts and schools to visit as the DI recruiter but do their job with a smaller budget, and offering fewer scholarships– often offering only partials.

    So one D1 coach hiring a DII coach put it this way– if a guy can recruit as a DII coach, he can certainly recruit at the D1 level.

  103. wafan March 26, 2010 4:30 pm

    Wow! The paralysis is strong, today.

  104. wafan March 26, 2010 4:32 pm

    Garret and Jason . . .

    Heard today there is a proposal to define a “hella” (spelling?) as one followed by 27 zeros.

    That would make a hella a hella number.

    Kind of odd.

  105. tommui March 26, 2010 4:50 pm


    Not a big deal, but my informant was incorrect – per your download yesterday, there were 423 graduates in the 2009 class of which 141 are attending UH – 30%.

    But who’s counting? ๐Ÿ™‚

  106. Slugger March 26, 2010 5:00 pm

    SoftBows game today at 6 p.m.

  107. d1ๅณถ March 26, 2010 5:01 pm

    Great spread at Hale Ikena today!
    The monthly Hawaiian Lu’au is definitely not a secret amongst the seasoned citizens of Oahu! Mahalo to sj-macro and myki for showing up early and wresting a table away from some ba-chans! ๐Ÿ˜€

  108. Kazz March 26, 2010 5:29 pm




    That is all. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  109. Jason March 26, 2010 5:31 pm

    Actually, tommui, those 141 students are over the past four years, not just the 2008-2009 school year. I did the counting yesterday, and roughly 9% of the students counted on that list went to UH. But I just noticed that the list doesn’t include the colleges where Punahou sent only one student. Not sure how many of those schools there are, so all I can say is 9% is an upper bound on the number you’ve been talking about.

  110. wafan March 26, 2010 5:32 pm

    Gosh darn it. Almost forgot.

    Happy birthday to WarriorMojo and Ian!!!

  111. wafan March 26, 2010 5:34 pm



  112. jm2375 March 26, 2010 5:51 pm

    Dang, Warriors swept by Pepperdine. Better luck tomorrow.

  113. wafan March 26, 2010 5:52 pm

    sj and myki . . .

    So brave. You took the multiple stink-eye from the bachans. Whew! One good stink-eye would wilt most, but I cannot imagine taking multiple hits! Was the trick not to make direct eye contact?

    Good think you both are true Bonifide Tsai-kos!!!


  114. Bigislandkurt March 26, 2010 5:57 pm

    D.W. — I remember Joe Moore doing sports. I’m a child of the 80’d, so I was real small kid when he was doing sports.

    I remember that infamous “go to commercial while I sip my coffee incident!”
    That wasn’t too long ago no?


  115. expat March 26, 2010 6:08 pm


    A little more than 400 graduates per year from Punahou. I think that it averages a bit more than 10% of kids go to school in Hawaii — not just UH but all schools — but more kids transfer back than transfer out so the initial count is probably a bit low.

  116. Bigislandkurt March 26, 2010 6:10 pm

    It’s truly amazing that Brandyn Akana is being considered as one of the Assistant Coaches. I remember watching him play for BYUH. That bradduh was amazing….No more than 5’11 tops and he played like he was 6’5! After the game against UH-Hilo, I had to go up to him and shake his hand. I called him “Molokai.” I said, “Molokai!” Brandyn looked over at me. “bradduh, YOU BAD!” That bradduh played with a lot of heart and confidence. Hearing that he is being considered for UH warms my heart.

    The LDS Factor? Trust me, it is all good. The LDS church has WORLDWIDE connections. From AFrica to Asia, Europe to America…Trust me, we gonna be alright.

    Found this on Akana:


  117. SteveM March 26, 2010 7:05 pm

    Almost made it to Hale Ikena today…got as far as the parking lot. Totally full parking lot and street. Didn’t want to make the climb up from the ball field lot. Hawaiian Luau must be popular.

    My mother and her senior obachan activity group goes to Hale Ikena 4-5 times a year for “senior” lunch, always on a Thursday. She says it is not crowded.

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  119. RainbowCliff March 26, 2010 7:12 pm

    Good evening Tsaiko Nation, tomorrow morning in Costa Mesa over 200 accepted Southern California Freshmen will be having an invited gathering from UH admissions office on their acceptance of becoming students at the University Of Hawaii.

    I and other Hawaii Southern California Alums will be “READY” to seal the deal and let every “wealthy” parent(s) know that your love one will be getting a quality education, being safe in the ohana and will embrace the culture and come back as a full wahine or kane !

    UH admissions do a classy reception as Belinda Nagashima is professional and enjoy our volunteer support while aiding and helping these young and excited faces questions on coming to the ‘OHANA’

    Of course with my keen eye looking for athletic talent among the large group I might luck out BUT in reality no athletes among the selected group but 3.5 to 4.0 honor students, parents credit card and can’t wait to hit the beach as picnic and body surfing from all that studying is the cure for some relax and recreation.

    Good night as I get my “ALOHA” some sleep and ready early morning so they can see me now “my hawaiian eyes” !

  120. Jason March 26, 2010 7:16 pm

    SteveM: That’s too bad, we were saving a spot for you! Yeah, it was really, really crowded today, a huge senior citizen population.

  121. chopsueyboy March 26, 2010 8:17 pm

    just started watching wahine softball in the 10th inning
    and they get 2 hits and a RBI
    Is it because of me that everyone at the game now can go home???

    Nah! Just good timing.

  122. wafan March 26, 2010 8:47 pm

    Just got up from a nap and it is time for bed.


  123. jm2375 March 26, 2010 8:53 pm

    Off-topic, since, by my computer’s clock, it’s past 2100…

    FINALLY: The Difference between Nerd, Dork, and Geek Explained by a Venn Diagram

    But, there’s no lame category…. ๐Ÿ˜†

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  125. A-House March 26, 2010 9:32 pm

    One of the major TV networks is doing a story line on “March Madness” and how 12 teams, including Kentucky, would NOT have been selected is the NCAA used “stricter” rules on eligibility such a graduation rates.

    It was pointed out that Kentucky had a grad rate of 20%. Many prominent schools were in the 12 teams named.

    If this is true, wonder how they can continue to recruit players with the APR effect on available scholarships with such low, low grad rates?

    The sports analyst used 50% grad rate as the minimum cut off rate/%.

    Isn’t UH far above the 50% line?

  126. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 26, 2010 10:07 pm

    Tonights home plate ump was a real piece of work. Strike zones all over the damn place.

    What a dumbarse!!!

  127. r b i March 26, 2010 10:14 pm

    I know the coach is mormon and I think that could be an asset
    in so much that their is such a network around the globe. Nothing to do with the religon, its just a smart and natural network of people who know people who know people.

  128. Slugger March 26, 2010 11:06 pm

    Are we sick or what? We go to the softball game, and now we’re at home watching the replay. At least I’m watching the replay…(tsick) Kazz is probably watching the innings he missed at the beginning. Our fearless leader was there tonight to report on the game. Double-header tomorrow starting at 4 PM.

    Hope the VolleyBows do better tomorrow, as well as the BaseBows.

  129. Slugger March 26, 2010 11:14 pm


    Mahalo for helping with the UH admissions reception.


    Thanks for the Venn diagram! I used to hang out with the Nerds in high school; at least they weren’t Dweebs.

    Back the the SoftBows game & my nails…

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  132. jm2375 March 27, 2010 12:01 am

    spam, spam, spam,…

  133. jm2375 March 27, 2010 12:01 am

    can we get to 150?

  134. jm2375 March 27, 2010 12:02 am

    anybody home?

  135. jm2375 March 27, 2010 12:30 am


  136. jm2375 March 27, 2010 12:31 am


  137. jm2375 March 27, 2010 12:32 am

    Go Bows! Get um tomorrow!

    Great win by the Wahine.

  138. jm2375 March 27, 2010 12:33 am

    7 is a lucky number

  139. jm2375 March 27, 2010 12:34 am

    bought some ghost chili salsa yesterday. co-workers said it was good but very hot. i’m too much of a wuss to even try it.

  140. jm2375 March 27, 2010 12:34 am

    9 in a row

  141. jm2375 March 27, 2010 12:35 am


  142. jm2375 March 27, 2010 12:35 am

    what, i gotta reach 150 by myself. i don’t wanna be like dpk…

  143. jm2375 March 27, 2010 12:36 am

    how many more days till spring camp?

  144. jm2375 March 27, 2010 12:37 am

    Do we get news on new hires on Monday?

  145. jm2375 March 27, 2010 12:37 am

    Going for a personal best

  146. jm2375 March 27, 2010 12:38 am

    15 in a row

  147. ai-eee-soos March 27, 2010 12:38 am


  148. jm2375 March 27, 2010 12:38 am


  149. jm2375 March 27, 2010 12:39 am


  150. jm2375 March 27, 2010 12:39 am

    now 150!

  151. ai-eee-soos March 27, 2010 12:40 am

    I apologize; was trying for 150 – signing off ..


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  153. Garret March 27, 2010 3:54 am

    USC is offering travel packages for their fans to attend the UH game. This should be a nice boost to Hawaii’s economy, especially since they will be staying for 4 nights instead of just flying in for the game.

    They are calling it โ€œTouchdown in Hawaii.โ€ The USC Alumni Assn. is coordinating with Pleasant Holidays offering island travel packages for the Sept. 2 USC-University of Hawaii football game in Aloha Stadium. Travel packages with air for a four-night vacation in paradise start at $1,049 per person. Everything is planned including pep rallies, tailgate parties and more.

  154. whitey March 27, 2010 5:39 am

    Good morning Tsaikos

  155. wafan March 27, 2010 5:58 am

    It is going to be a beeeeuuuuuutiful day here in the PNW!

    Blue skies, no clouds, sun baking the earth. Temps up in the 60’s. Whew, time to bust out the T-shirt and shorts!!!

  156. wafan March 27, 2010 6:00 am

    VolleyBows need to regroup.

    Go Bows! You can ride the ‘Waves!

  157. wafan March 27, 2010 6:01 am

    Oh, and, good morning to the world!

  158. wafan March 27, 2010 6:02 am

    There are, hopefully, just a couple days remaining before Mack introduces the new Warrior coaches.

  159. wafan March 27, 2010 6:03 am

    jm(_)# . . .

    Nice job getting to 150!

  160. wafan March 27, 2010 6:09 am

    Good to learn USC is offering a travel package for the 9/2 UH game. Maybe a sell-out?

    Heck, I need a ticket!

  161. wafan March 27, 2010 6:13 am

    If what Coach Gib says is true then finding opponents to fix the pukas should be relatively easy.

    Who would not like to play a patsy? Hopefully, the ‘Bows have a few upsets up their sleeveless jerseys!

  162. wafan March 27, 2010 6:15 am

    One day closer to the start of Spring training!


  163. wafan March 27, 2010 6:19 am

    Dang. Mistake to open every window and door this early. It is still a bit cool outside — and now inside. HA!

  164. wafan March 27, 2010 6:20 am

    10 consecutive.

    I think that is a personal best.

  165. wafan March 27, 2010 6:22 am

    Too bad Murphy will not host the Pig-Out this year. Kinda takes a lot of time and effort to put something like that on every year. Not as easy as it looks.

  166. wafan March 27, 2010 6:24 am

    Seems I always have a lot of kids with birthdays in March, April and October. Kind of looks that way for the Tsai-kos, too.

    Counting backward it kind of makes sense.

  167. wafan March 27, 2010 6:26 am

    Noticed the Magic Button came out the other day. I think four comments disappeared into the ether.

    “Free the electrons!!!”

  168. wafan March 27, 2010 6:26 am

    Can we make it to 200?

  169. wafan March 27, 2010 6:27 am

    Well, maybe 170.

  170. wafan March 27, 2010 6:27 am

    Nice job SoftBows!!!

    Keep it up!!!

  171. wafan March 27, 2010 6:29 am

    I wonder how many will be able to afford the Tesla?

    Looked at it once before. The design is cool.

  172. wafan March 27, 2010 6:30 am

    Must be the after effects of the Kuhio Day feed continues to linger.

  173. wafan March 27, 2010 6:30 am

    Time to get going.

  174. wafan March 27, 2010 6:31 am

    20 consecutive!!!

    Definitely a personal best.

  175. wafan March 27, 2010 6:32 am

    Dang. Forgot to turn off the heater.

  176. wafan March 27, 2010 6:33 am

    Too bad the Huskies got to the Sweet 16 and lost. But, then, they are not my favorite team.

  177. wafan March 27, 2010 6:35 am

    The lone senior from our 8th place bbb high school team has a couple of scholarships and is looking for more. Definitely a qualifier with a 3.2+ GPA.

  178. wafan March 27, 2010 6:36 am


  179. wafan March 27, 2010 6:37 am

    Our two seniors from our 1st place gbb team has academic scholarships. They will probably play ball at their universities to occupy their time.

    Geez. Whizzes, these kids.

  180. wafan March 27, 2010 6:38 am


  181. wafan March 27, 2010 6:38 am

    Another 20?

  182. wafan March 27, 2010 6:39 am


  183. wafan March 27, 2010 6:40 am

    I can do it!

  184. wafan March 27, 2010 6:40 am


    30 consecutive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  185. wafan March 27, 2010 6:44 am

    The Venn Diagram is crystal clear.

    I am a 80wemklad06*924

  186. wafan March 27, 2010 6:46 am

    I need to distribute the diagram to some folks.

    At least they will know what they truly are. HA!

  187. wafan March 27, 2010 6:47 am

    Nearly 190.

  188. wafan March 27, 2010 6:48 am

    First weekend in a while no grading to do.

  189. wafan March 27, 2010 6:49 am

    Still trying to teach the kids how to self-assess.

  190. koakane March 27, 2010 6:49 am

    wafan stop rattling the pans so early in the morning trying to sleep

  191. wafan March 27, 2010 6:49 am


  192. wafan March 27, 2010 6:50 am

    35 straight.

  193. Bulla March 27, 2010 6:50 am

    Hey Wafan
    you been busy……

  194. koakane March 27, 2010 6:51 am


  195. wafan March 27, 2010 6:51 am

    Okay, now 3 consecutive.

  196. koakane March 27, 2010 6:51 am


    wafan and jm need to get out more bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  197. Bulla March 27, 2010 6:51 am

    great game iolani vs. Kam ๐Ÿ™‚

  198. wafan March 27, 2010 6:52 am

    Good morning KK and Bulla!

    How are both of you this fine day?

  199. wafan March 27, 2010 6:52 am

    KK . . .

    If I were retired . . . HA!

  200. koakane March 27, 2010 6:52 am

    bulla going be in your territory this afternoon

    setting up for Prince Kuhio day parade

  201. wafan March 27, 2010 6:52 am


  202. wafan March 27, 2010 6:53 am


    Made it to the 3rd century.

  203. koakane March 27, 2010 6:54 am

    wafan as I used to say before retirement work smarter not harder

  204. Kekoa (iPhone) March 27, 2010 6:54 am

    Wafan ~ Could you hold the noise down please? The clubhouse walls are as thin as my patience.

  205. koakane March 27, 2010 6:59 am


    yea I need to catch a few of the ILH bball games. saw most of the OIA red west and some of the red east contenders. PC is team to beat, they have it all this year, if the kids stay together. ILH is a toss up and 2nd round always determines the winna winna chicken dinna. plenty teams fade like the saints and sad to say warriors.

  206. koakane March 27, 2010 7:02 am

    wafan at the cc yesterday brought up the story of you and izzy not knowing each other while bloging on warrior beat. still gets mucho laughs

  207. koakane March 27, 2010 7:03 am

    have a good day all


  208. Pride. March 27, 2010 7:10 am


    March 27th, 2010 at 6:52 am
    bulla going be in your territory this afternoon

    setting up for Prince Kuhio day parade.

    Parade in Makakilo??????

  209. Hugh Kuenzi March 27, 2010 7:13 am

    This post is beyond awesome. I am always wondering what to do and what not to do so I will follow some of these tips.

  210. koakane March 27, 2010 7:53 am


    yep no tell anybody especially

  211. Pomai March 27, 2010 8:55 am

    Was a great game last night Na Wahine over Spartans, was a nail biter all the way to the bottom of the tenth. Had a good size crowd that got pretty vocal toward’s the end. DBL header today, hope they get a good crowd again today, makes for a good time. Their having a special on the tickets – FREE!!! LOL

  212. Pomai March 27, 2010 8:56 am

    Eh gramps especially who??

  213. Randy March 27, 2010 2:14 pm

    Both Brandyn and Walter are good people with solid basketball backgrounds. They are young, energetic, and charismatic. If they are hired, it will be exciting to see what they can do together at Hawaii.

  214. Bulla March 27, 2010 5:40 pm

    you funny

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