Nu‘u Fa‘aola, Adam Leonard help out

Former Warriors Nu‘u Fa‘aola and Adam Leonard helped coach at this past weekend’s Big John Manumaleuna Football Camp at Foster High School in Tukwila, Wash. Steve Kajihiroof Island Sports Media provides this picture:
Here’s more info on the camp:

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Sorry to hear of the passing of Pio Sagapolutele, who helped Pac-Fve win the 1985 O‘ahu Prep Bowl and started for the New England Patriots in the 1997 Super Bowl.
He also was a starting center for the Maryknoll School basketball team.
According to reports, Sagapolutele, 39, died of a brain aneurysm.

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By July 1, every UH coach will be required to have a smartphone.
The intent isn’t solely to modernize the coaches.
Instead, it is a way to keep track of calls made to potential recruits. The phones, which will be paid by UH, have a device that allows a central system to track calls.
Some coaches still will keep phones for personal use, although they will have to pay for the separate plans.

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Today is the last day to enter the contest to win two tickets to the Pussycat Dolls concert this weekend. To enter, just use your own words to complete this lyric:

When I grow up, I wanna …

We’ll announce the winner of the random drawing during tomorrow’s videocast of the Warrior Beat Show.


  1. MeiLing June 8, 2009 6:17 am


  2. MeiLing June 8, 2009 6:19 am

    Coach Mac is going to be on KGMB news program this morning.

  3. Stephen Tsai June 8, 2009 6:25 am

    Aw, that seems awfully early …
    Oh, wait. I’m already up.
    Or am I dreaming that I’m awake?

  4. Dan-O June 8, 2009 6:29 am

    Top 5????

    wow…..there are some benefits to waking up early!

  5. Stretch June 8, 2009 6:33 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    ST – I guess you are up early since you didn’t have to go out last night. okay, okay, sorry, I know I hit a sore spot. I did realize that the HA people at the dinner last night were those who cover the high school sports.

  6. HawaiianKiko June 8, 2009 6:36 am

    Aloha from the tropical islands of Hawaii on the coconut wireless in digital paradise

    Good Morning TsaiKo Ohana….

    When i grow up…i wanna be the most successful…laziest native

    Back to the Future(of Lurking)

  7. 808Chef June 8, 2009 6:40 am

    Good morning ya’ll in my Aloha State!

    When I grow up….I hope to be the –nth of the man my Dad is.

    Have a great day everyone!

  8. Stephen Tsai June 8, 2009 6:40 am

    Not all of them were.
    Hey, I just wanted to be asked.

  9. Stephen Tsai June 8, 2009 6:41 am

    “Ferd” just wanted to be asked, too.

  10. Da Punchbowl Kid June 8, 2009 6:42 am

    When I grow up
    wanna be top ten
    say good morning gangeez
    to all o’ my friends!


  11. Da Punchbowl Kid June 8, 2009 6:45 am

    Good morning Stephen! And Stretch. And errybody else.

  12. Mr C June 8, 2009 7:06 am

    Good morning everyone.

    FYI, all calls are monitored. Its a matter of when we want to listen to it. Buwahahaha.

  13. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 8, 2009 7:07 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  14. Mr C June 8, 2009 7:17 am

    Even the internet is monitored.

  15. katsa48 June 8, 2009 7:19 am

    top 15?

  16. Mr C June 8, 2009 7:21 am

    When I grow up
    I wanna be tricky tricky tricky.

  17. FloridaTed June 8, 2009 7:25 am

    Good morning/afternoon, Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister.

    When I grow up,
    I wanna be, I wanna be….
    In an edited timeloop,
    jumping to the beginning
    after each loop,
    without loosing knowledge.

    Wonder what the end result of that would be?

  18. l_oku June 8, 2009 7:26 am

    Top 20?
    Happy (Very) Belated Birthday to Rich!
    Good Luck to both Coach Wade and Coach Dana!

  19. lakesidegt June 8, 2009 7:37 am

    It was great seeing you at the Moanalua graduation; too bad you missed my son, though.

  20. Mr C June 8, 2009 7:54 am

    Me and Mrs C saw u at Target.
    We said hi you said hey and kept walking.
    Guess u never recognize us.

  21. NYUH June 8, 2009 8:01 am

    Wish my boss would pay for my cellphone.

    Its a sad commentary the ST is one of the few people interesting enough to follow their twitters.

  22. Stretch June 8, 2009 8:08 am

    Mr C:
    June 8th, 2009 at 7:54 am
    Me and Mrs C saw u at Target.
    We said hi you said hey and kept walking.
    Guess u never recognize us.

    He probably never recognize you because you never have a green bottle in your hand.

  23. (Jesse)James June 8, 2009 8:17 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…

    Wait, Jason shops at Target???

    Stretch…tru dat…I have problems recongnizing certain Tsaikos without a green bottle in my…errrrrr, green bottles in their hands….MWAHAHAHHA

  24. chawan_cut June 8, 2009 8:24 am

    when i grow up,
    i wanna learn russian,
    so i can find out what kine “spam” they get over there.

  25. chawan_cut June 8, 2009 8:27 am

    you’re right. i don’t know many tsaikos by their real names or faces.
    maybe ST can bring back the special guest bios…..

  26. (Jesse)James June 8, 2009 8:28 am

    Ummm….who are you again chawan??? LMAO

  27. Stretch June 8, 2009 8:37 am

    CC – looks like your favorite store is coming soon….

  28. chawan_cut June 8, 2009 8:38 am

    you’d better find a green bottle quick!

  29. Mr C June 8, 2009 8:40 am

    Jason probably thought who dis filipino calling me. He thought I was going mob him.

  30. chawan_cut June 8, 2009 8:41 am

    yep, knew that was coming.

  31. madeinhawaii June 8, 2009 8:43 am


    Good morning Stephen! And Stretch. And errybody else.

    What’s an “errybody” ?
    Is that from the word “err” as in “to err” or “to make a mistake”
    So is “errybody” the same as “all you mistakes out there” or “all you other mistakes out there?



    Morning! You, too, DPK!

  32. al June 8, 2009 8:44 am

    best laugh of the day……….

    the pussycat dolls tickets are a random drawing!
    and here everybody been’s getting all creative lil dat.
    you guys thought it was who had the best
    “when i grow up….i wanna be”


    when i grow up, i wanna be a wanna be.


  33. Mr C June 8, 2009 8:47 am

    Get 1 request when lego open.
    make one green bottle sign for us.
    Let me know how many pieces got to buy plus labor.

  34. al June 8, 2009 8:47 am

    second best laugh of the day….

    us old farts have no clue who the pussycat dolls are nor have never heard them sing.

    i thought it was the name of the new k-bar on keeaumoku.

  35. Colomaohana June 8, 2009 8:54 am

    Mr C: Jason did say “Oh Hi!” with a bit of a confused look on his face like, “Okay……whose dis book book couple with PLENNY kids telling me hi!”…..You’d think the “PLENNY kids” part would have clued him in…and it probably did….later on when he was driving out of the parking lot!

    It sure looked like he was carrying a brand new mini-cooler……..

    Where you was going, Jason?? AND, more importantly, how come you neva’ invite us?? hahahahahaha…..

  36. Colomaohana June 8, 2009 8:55 am

    chawan_cut: Our 8 year old is da’ BOMB when it comes to Legos…..I’m sure he’d love to watch the pro in action! But, pictures of finished products will do!

  37. Garret June 8, 2009 8:57 am

    Bess hopes to be Miami’s punt returner again this year, and he definitely did better than Ginn last year.

    Davone Bess took over for Ted Ginn Jr. early in the year returning punts and finished with a solid 11-yard average; Ginn averaged just 7.7 as Miami finished 11th in that area. Bess has said he’ll return punts again this year if asked, and he probably will be. Rookie free agent Chris Williams is another candidate for that job.

  38. Jack Flash June 8, 2009 8:58 am

    When I grow up, i wanna be not grown up!

  39. Garret June 8, 2009 8:58 am

    Best wishes to Jake Ingram at the Patriots’ mini-camp this week.

    This week begins the New England Patriots mandatory mini-camp and expectation of the players coming back to work and win another championship now that Tom Brady is back.

    We will also get to see a revamped special teams as there will be a new coach, new captain and a number of new positions to be won including long snapper between veteran Nathan Hodel and rookie Jake Ingram.

  40. Colomaohana June 8, 2009 8:58 am

    JJ: No, you were correct in saying “your hands”…….Cause you know how YOU get after a few…


  41. al June 8, 2009 9:00 am


    i think you get the wrong jason.
    i know us japanese all look alike (altho he is half korean).
    for one thing, jason doesn’t drive a car at all.

  42. Mr C June 8, 2009 9:07 am

    Maybe bruddah jason was rushing out to catch bus. Halawa and aliamanu housing is down the road.

  43. Colomaohana June 8, 2009 9:07 am

    al: Was him….maybe his taxi was waiting for him outside!


  44. haka June 8, 2009 9:08 am

    when i grow up i wanna be just like al
    he so smut

  45. Kazz June 8, 2009 9:12 am

    Hey Colomaohana!

    I stay 3rd floor! 😆

  46. letsgowarriors June 8, 2009 9:13 am

    nmsu chris williams?

  47. al June 8, 2009 9:19 am

    oh…i was thinking the target way out west.

    haka…i thought you was my friend?

  48. (Jesse)James June 8, 2009 9:22 am

    Kazz…aiyaaaahhh…I telling compliance lady where you stay…LMAO

  49. haka June 8, 2009 9:23 am

    al…i am. das y ken tro joke la dat.

  50. Mr C June 8, 2009 9:24 am

    Did u move office?
    Away from traffic now?

  51. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 8, 2009 9:25 am

    Big and Mr C- I no tink dat was our Jason. He no dribe…

  52. (Jesse)James June 8, 2009 9:27 am

    Stretch…oh, you said CC…I thought you were referring to Mrs. C…and we all know her favorite store will be opening at Ala Moana in the fall of this year….

  53. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 8, 2009 9:27 am

    al- da Wanna be is for the drawing. Da poetry is for ART on da blog!

    What else can a Warrior fan do during the off-season???

  54. Mr C June 8, 2009 9:28 am

    100% sure was him.

  55. Koa mahu June 8, 2009 9:36 am

    James, I hope you buy me something when my favorite store open up. U know what store.

  56. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 8, 2009 9:37 am

    “The same three University of Hawai‘i women’s track and field athletes – Annett Wichmann, Amber Kaufman, and Emily Sheppard – will participate at the NCAA Outdoor Championships for the second consecutive year. This year’s championships run June 10-13, at John McDonnell Field in Fayetteville, Ark. …”


  57. Kahu mahu June 8, 2009 9:38 am

    James I thought I was your friend. You better buy me something first. Fathers day is coming up.

  58. (Jesse)James June 8, 2009 9:43 am

    Wow…Koa Mahu is back..and apparently he/she has a sibling Kahu Mahu….haven’t seen him/her in a long time….

  59. Colomaohana June 8, 2009 9:43 am

    Kazz!!! What, you found parking?

    Did you go to the gym yet?

  60. letsgowarriors June 8, 2009 9:44 am

    first and 10 w/ JD on SH now

  61. Kekoa June 8, 2009 9:44 am

    Kazz ~ Tank gooness dey wen move you away from da ledge my braddah! I wuz worrifull we lose you befoah da season even stahts!

    James…call off da compliance lady!

    Mr & Mrs C ~ Good morning neighbors! Hope to c u folks on Saturday.

    BTW – Mr. C…you get one mobile *drunk tank* I can borrow?

  62. Mr C June 8, 2009 9:47 am

    Good morning neighbor. What is mobile drunk tank? Something to hold keg? I get 2 big coolers if u like borrow.

  63. Kazz June 8, 2009 9:48 am


    I found parking. Someone was leaving as I came in.


    Not fully “moved” away yet. This is a temporary holding area for my department while they do renovations.

    I am fully released from insanity and working 7 days a week starting July 1st! :mrgreen:

  64. koakane™ June 8, 2009 9:50 am

    wazzup gangie, gooda morning and how is everybody doing today. crazy cause last day for kids den summa for dem. so if you driving by a school be careful they will be out in force running around.

    mr. C get dem on duty guys to poke around the school to ensure safety. how youuuuuuuuuuu cohana.

  65. uhwarriors June 8, 2009 9:50 am

    Jim Donovan is chatting live now on

  66. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 8, 2009 9:53 am

    Kekoa- try look gigi’s place.

  67. koakane™ June 8, 2009 9:53 am

    jj writing about alter alter ego bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa or ey

  68. Colomaohana June 8, 2009 9:54 am

    JJ: Da compliance lady already knew…..heheeheh…Weeks ago….Bwuahaha… And YES!! My fave story opening in da fall….(It’s Mr C’s fave too….)

    Mr C: Its temporary…..Kazz wen’ trash his old office after watching a baseball game and destroyed EVERYTHING!! hahahaha….Den, he move house again…..

  69. Mr C June 8, 2009 9:55 am

    We all G. We make random checks off season to make sure no damages etc. Usually requested by principals.

  70. Colomaohana June 8, 2009 9:57 am

    koakane: How yuuuuuuuu……. Mr C will check school for you for a fee…

    JJ: Damn!! Looks like you EVERYONE’S shu-ga daddy, eh?!!

  71. Mr C June 8, 2009 10:02 am

    Das why get 7 kids. We use once and return with tags on. Still good.

  72. Kekoa June 8, 2009 10:03 am

    K – Liz…#66.

    Mr. C ~ What dey use to call a holding cell, right? I might need one to put da band insiie to protect dem from certain Tsaiko’s who go ovah da edge when dey drink too much aiming fluid.

  73. (Jesse)James June 8, 2009 10:06 am

    Mr. C and Mrs. C……when I lived in Vegas, I used to hang outside that store quite often…lots of potential….LMAO

  74. (Jesse)James June 8, 2009 10:07 am

    Mrs. C…I only have one shu-ga mama….oh, wait, maybe one per islands…MWAHAHAHAHAHAA

  75. koakane™ June 8, 2009 10:07 am

    oh den kekoa gotta lock up a few of the band peeps cause when dey pau the only sounds coming outside dea mouths is the guzzling of beeru going down,down, down, low, low, low 😀 bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  76. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 8, 2009 10:07 am

    Slightly Offtopic Warning: (SOW)

    “On June 19 AT&T said it will sell the new iPhone 3G S for $199 for versions with 16 gigabytes of storage space, and $299 for a 32-gigabyte model for customers who commit to a 2-year service plan.

    The new iPhone 3G S will allow Web surfing at twice the speed of today’s iPhone and have a 3 megapixel camera that can record video, according to Apple.”

  77. Mr C June 8, 2009 10:07 am

    Not a problem. Drunk tank only down da street. And will let patnahs know if get too loud das jus us. Got em covered.

  78. koakane™ June 8, 2009 10:09 am

    jj your mommy no count and cohana detention his favorite subject as school 😉 so challenge him

  79. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 8, 2009 10:10 am

    letsgo and uh warriors, mahalo for the JD headsup.

  80. koakane™ June 8, 2009 10:12 am

    ok back lattas setting up my swap team for the mad rush in an hour. no forget dive safely around the schools.

  81. Kahu mahu June 8, 2009 10:16 am

    James I thought I was the only shuga in your life. Das it. I will find another tsaiko or go look on the pink side. U can have Koa mahu.

  82. Mr C June 8, 2009 10:20 am

    One mistake we get when get something happening at schools. We cannot get hold of the main contact person. So we need alternate contacts. If u like email me contact names and numbers.

  83. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 8, 2009 10:25 am


    LizKauai wrote:
    Do you forsee any serious negative impacts on the Athletic Department with the 3 day monthly furlough?

    It’s still a little too early to tell right now what the impact will be for UH Athletics. While we know that the total University system was cut an additional $50 million for the next fiscal year, I don’t know how much of that cut will be directed specifically at UH Athletics.

    Out of our $29.5 mill budget (per the audit report from last year), about $25 mill is self-generated, about $3 mill is provided by the University and tuition support, and the remaining $1.5 mill is provided through state general funds. I don’t know if only the state general funds will be restricted or if there will be additional restrictions.

    Over the next couple of weeks, most of this will likely be determined, and once we know what the exact impact is, we can start making plans and adjustments.

  84. Kazz June 8, 2009 10:32 am


    Planning on using the gym here tomorrow after work around 7-ish.

  85. Kekoa June 8, 2009 10:33 am

    Liz ~ Ok…mission accomplished. You may back check! Tank Q…

  86. Ajax June 8, 2009 10:35 am

    When I grow up, I wanna be the holder on kickoffs during windy days.

  87. Kekoa June 8, 2009 10:37 am

    Ajax ~ @#86 – Why?

  88. Mr C June 8, 2009 10:39 am

    U crack me up. Model student?

  89. Colomaohana June 8, 2009 10:41 am

    Kekoa: What to bring to your hale???

  90. (Jesse)James June 8, 2009 10:42 am

    Koakane…just call Securitas…I’m sure they’ll be all over violators at schools…just like someplace this weekend…MWAHAHAHAHAA

  91. Colomaohana June 8, 2009 10:47 am

    Mr C: Ohhhh…look! Your favorite group of uniformed individuals: Securitas!


  92. Kekoa June 8, 2009 10:50 am

    When I grow up I wanna be…like Al and be one spoil sport that like ‘buss everybody’s bubble…totally wreck ST’s plan to stimulate responses to his blog…punch a hole in the dream for those who really did want to express themselves in hopes of winning the prize…and LOL all they way down Waialai Ave.

    (Al, you know I’m J/K right?…you know James put me up to this right?…right?) Why do I get this funny feeling he’s not amused? Holy crapola…I’m in deep oyster kinchee again!

  93. jojo ® June 8, 2009 10:51 am

    When I grow up, I wanna be like Barbie, you know doctor, teacher, rock star….

  94. Kazz June 8, 2009 10:54 am



    I turned on the radio to AM1500 to hear two mainland guys talking loudly to sound effects and then dead air after the commericals.

    I had to listen to Bobby Curran swoon over Phil Steele and golf again… 👿

  95. Loa June 8, 2009 10:57 am

    morning gang!

    Kazz – same here, instead i wen switch to 105.9

  96. Kekoa June 8, 2009 10:57 am

    Mama C-Ta ~ Bring something for the chirruns to drink, oddawize I know more than a few people goin’ be charged with contributing! Typical pot luck, bring something for them plus one extra…for your #8 child, Homey!

  97. Loa June 8, 2009 11:01 am

    hiya jojo ® – good one

  98. Colomaohana June 8, 2009 11:02 am

    Kekoa: what?? We bringing chirruns??? Awww…crap! It’s okay, they see enough of da madda to know how NOT to ak!!! As for the 8th child….maybe MORE humble pie….He seems to like the one I make….

  99. Kekoa June 8, 2009 11:03 am

    Howzit Loa!…Eh! dats da winner…105.9 your station of the starz!

  100. Loa June 8, 2009 11:04 am

    hmmmm, when i grow up, i wanna be a cool grandpa like johnny tsunami’s

  101. Loa June 8, 2009 11:08 am

    Kekoa – howzit, at least keeps me awake, usually go 105.1 but for some reason it makes me thirsty and too early for happy hour

  102. Kekoa June 8, 2009 11:11 am

    Mama C-Ta ~ Bring pancit noodles, and chocolate meat. Dah-run Dah-run, Dinnah on da run! Us guys nevah go Telma’s long time. Seriously, if can…

  103. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 8, 2009 11:12 am

    Portis, I mean COLT WATCH:

    “I was talking to Colt earlier, and he said you guys went shark diving, how was that?

    It was great. I’ve got the video. I’ve got to bring it. So maybe I’ll leak it to you guys. It was great. I hung out with Colt down in Hawaii, you know, he’s the man out there. Everybody was like, ‘Who is this little guy you’re hanging with?’ Colt was like, ‘Awwww, this is my buddy!’ The shark diving was a great experience, though.

    He get treated like a rock star out there?

    Man, he the man out there. Me and Cooley was talking about that. I mean, he’s the man, assuredly. I think the things he did for Hawaii, putting Hawaii on the map, was great.

    That’s what it’s like for you in Miami?

    Noooo, people don’t notice me in Miami, man, I’m competing with too many people to be famous in Miami. And up here I’m competing with Obama. ”

  104. EwaBow June 8, 2009 11:12 am

    Tomorrow is the MLB Draft. ( Round 1-3 )
    Does anybody have insight on the kids with Hawaii ties whom might be drafted?

  105. jojo ® June 8, 2009 11:16 am

    HI LOA!!!

  106. Loa June 8, 2009 11:23 am

    Kekoa – dea u go making me hungry again

    LizK – thanks for 103

  107. Kazz June 8, 2009 11:30 am


    I swear, the next two weeks here is gonna be a breeze!!!

    I get to wear my UH UA polo, jeans, and my UA running shoes! HA! I’ve never been more comfortable at work before.

    Well I better enjoy it before I have to go playing dress-up again afters.. 🙁 Gotta make nicey nicey for all da rich old people in Niu Valley so they give us their money to hold onto right? 😆

  108. Stretch June 8, 2009 11:32 am

    June 8th, 2009 at 11:11 am
    Mama C-Ta ~ Bring pancit noodles, and chocolate meat. Dah-run Dah-run, Dinnah on da run! Us guys nevah go Telma’s long time. Seriously, if can…

    Maybe you should ask Rob25 to bring the chocolate meat. Wouldn’t it be funny if she puts it on her back seat and it spills all over??!!??

  109. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 8, 2009 11:38 am

    Why am I hungry for pancit now???

  110. madeinhawaii June 8, 2009 11:38 am

    When I grow up, I wanna be like “al.”
    Sitting on my keyster and blogging with my pal.
    Waiting till it’s noon for the cattle call,
    While laughing at our entries making fools of us all

    So, when I grow up, I wanna be like him.
    Couldn’t ask for more, don’t hafta be slim.
    No compact car, never mind the EPA.
    Just gotta get going to for my ETA.

    When I grow up, I wanna be like “al.”
    Sitting on my keyster and blogging with my pal.
    Waiting till it’s noon for the cattle call,
    While laughing at our entries making fools of us all

  111. SailorBlue June 8, 2009 11:41 am

    When I grow up, I wanna be like da big brudda Kekoa…able to consume all sorts of Tsai-ko chow at a single sitting and kill you with da smallest flick of his little finger (oops, I shouldn’t let that secret out)…

  112. A-House June 8, 2009 11:45 am


    Your “new” 7-days a week work schedule is temporary, we hope!!!

    odda wise, we goin miss you at the tailgates!

  113. Colomaohana June 8, 2009 11:45 am

    Kazz: Eh, no worry about trying fo “entice” customers out dat side…the banking market is basically saturated already….just tell your friends come open new accounts ova’ dea wit you….points is points, right??!! Or…tell Stretch move his MILLIONS over to you! Dea you go!

    Yes, no get too used to dis jeans and comfortable clothes stuff, eh! Bumbay you no like leave…

    Kekoa: Dinuguan (da Visayan style) is my mommy’s specialty. I do not venture to dat kine “delicasies”….It stick wit’ stuck I can rekanize…..Pancit (again, my maddaz and grandmaz style) is a definate possiblilty! Gotta go hunt for ingredaments.

    Strecth: Das just mean…no ak! She going make YOU clean ‘um since Frank no stay!

  114. A-House June 8, 2009 11:46 am

    HiHo, Sailor Blue:

    You planning to join us again at Cabana A for Warrior tailgates?

  115. BIGWAVE96744 June 8, 2009 11:52 am

    if koamahu’s phone were monitored, what Tsaiko would be on his top 10 list?

  116. Colomaohana June 8, 2009 11:53 am

    Ooops: “stuck” = “stuff”

  117. Colomaohana June 8, 2009 11:55 am

    BIGWAVE96744: OOoooohhh! I know! I know!!!

  118. BIGWAVE96744 June 8, 2009 11:56 am

    remember Andy Bumatai: “when I was small my mom said to eat all me food because there are starving kids in Africa. I told my mom, ‘WHAT DOSE KEEDS NEVA GROW UP YET!!!”

  119. Curt June 8, 2009 12:04 pm

    When I grow up, I wanna marry a D-cup.
    She’ll use me, abuse me, and dump me.
    No worries. I’ll have a pre-nup.

    (Just kidding of course. I’m happily hitched. I can’t speak for my wifey however.)

  120. SailorBlue June 8, 2009 12:08 pm


    Heck yes the Mrs and I plan on being there… we are even looking to learn the real mahjong ‘rules’ so we can betta… Need anything from me?

    Sorry no posts lately, did the Route 66 road trip thing from San Diego to Dallas (1,700 miles) and back via I-20/10/8 (1,400 miles) for vacation.

    Now back at work. I can barely see over the pile of work it’s so deep. Back to the grind…

    Cheers, SB

  121. madeinhawaii June 8, 2009 12:22 pm


    What? Your wife wanna marry a “d” cup, too?

    Oh… Must be new sizes for Jock straps..nevermind…

  122. A-House June 8, 2009 12:29 pm

    Sailor Blue:

    that’s a long ways to drive – 3,400 hundred miles – at least the retun trip was Interstate all the way.

    ah, Route 66 – took the “old route 66” after my discharge at Fort Knox in ’68 and drove to LA and then to Oakland to ship my car home.

    very memorable and easy drive – hear now that most is “freeway” (I-40 and I-44).

    looking forward to starting up the mahjon games again – me, I just get to get lucky!

  123. al June 8, 2009 12:33 pm

    okay, so i am over the shock of being chastised by the likes of my tsaiko brethren.

    i am pau habut.

    but, to think haka, kekoa, mih, and softly by lizk, i get a month’s worth of brow beating in two hours.

  124. al June 8, 2009 12:35 pm

    yeah right.

    sometimes i do go out and work. boy, is it hot out there again.

    i guess it is premature to ask but, just who is our chat guest tomw?
    dave reardon?

  125. Garret June 8, 2009 12:42 pm

    The Japan Times has a feature story on the trip that JD and Mac took to Japan. Great photo and article about their efforts…this can only be good for UH! If players from Japan walk on to UH, that would be great because UH won’t be putting any money out and if the player succeeds he would get a scholarship and UH would get a lot of publicity in Japan.

    “This year, we’ve got an Australian kid and a Samoan kid, best athlete in Samoa,” McMackin said.

    “And later on, we’ll get a Japanese kid and a Western Samoan kid. That’s going to be one-third of our recruiting. In five years, we will get a pretty good team. And that’s the beauty of Hawaii. It’s multicultural over there.”

    Japanese players who won McMackin’s favor wouldn’t even try out for the team, according to Donovan. Instead, the veteran coach would encourage them to walk on.

    “If they do very, very well, then eventually they can earn scholarships,” said Donovan, a former All-WAC offensive lineman at UH.

  126. Garret June 8, 2009 12:44 pm

    JD is really working to expand UH’s bridges to Japan…and Japan might actually have good baseball, basketball, or softball players that could contribute right away (possibly even more suited for US sports than football).

    The University of Hawaii is planning to hold a similar clinic, this time for basketball, sometime during the summer.

    “We are also hopeful that we can get a few athletes in our other sports — maybe baseball, softball, volleyball and/or men’s and women’s basketball.”

  127. Garret June 8, 2009 12:45 pm

    Article about BYU’s Junior Day mentions a local recruit.

    The 2010 recruiting class already includes 12 verbal commitments. Other notables include the No. 7 nationally ranked guard, four-star recruit Graham Rowley from Waialua High School in Hawaii

  128. Garret June 8, 2009 12:45 pm

    Back to work…almost done with everything needed for my deadlines tomorrow. I cannot wait until 5pm tomorrow when I can finally relax!

  129. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 8, 2009 12:46 pm

    ahhhhh!!! paybacks are muuuuch funnier!!! 😈 124 😈

  130. Curt June 8, 2009 12:51 pm


    Ha-ha. Da wife probably does want to marry a D-cup guy. But too late, she stuck with me.

  131. madeinhawaii June 8, 2009 12:53 pm

    What would really be NOT funny is if al won with his “When I grow up I wanna be a wanna be.”

    Oh wait.. that’s not a lyric. That’s an autobiography!

  132. madeinhawaii June 8, 2009 12:54 pm

    Okay… I’m done brow-beating al…
    Hey al.. you know it wall in good jest.

  133. A-House June 8, 2009 12:57 pm

    Hey, guys, how come I neva get a chance to pounce on al?

    Guess, I should read the blog more often and when I see an openning, jump in and slam dump al!!

  134. A-House June 8, 2009 1:02 pm


    I would think that men and womens volleyball would be a “natural” for UH recruiting – they have some very good players – same with baseball in the Far East and possibly Southeast Asia.

    Hope UH can send the coaches for men/women VB, softball, and baseball to the July clinic. They should have started plans when they returned so the Japanese media can get the word out so coaches and players from all over Japan can attend.

  135. Curt June 8, 2009 1:03 pm


    So did you spend lots of $ at the store on Saturday? Sorry I couldn’t speak to you. I was in the middle of buying a tv. Hope you’re doing well.

  136. A-House June 8, 2009 1:07 pm


    I did not know that Graham Rowley was that highly rated.

    This must be a jolt to all the “Red Division” guards from the private schools and Kahuku, Waianae, etc.

    Wonder if UH has a chance since his DE class/team mate already made a verbal commitment to BYU.

    I must have missed it, but how many commitments did UH receive from their Jr Day? Did UH offer anyone?

  137. madeinhawaii June 8, 2009 1:10 pm


    How big a TV? The Tsaikos want to know so that they can plan where to meet so watch the away games.

  138. homey ℞ June 8, 2009 1:10 pm

    Alas, i’ll never grow up…

  139. madeinhawaii June 8, 2009 1:10 pm

    typos.. typos.. and more typos…

    must mean I need a new keyboard.

  140. jojo ® June 8, 2009 1:12 pm

    With everyone spying on each other, when will the bruddah-bruddah deals happen?

  141. Kazz June 8, 2009 1:12 pm


    June 8th, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Your “new” 7-days a week work schedule is temporary, we hope!!!

    odda wise, we goin miss you at the tailgates!


    It has been 7-days a week through last season too with partial days on weekends mostly.

    My REAL NEW work schedule starting July 1st is just Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30 with rotational Saturdays half day (9am-1pm) and I get my holidays back (Federal only, not state, banks operate on state holidays).

    This is MUCH better. Better than my old Mon-Fri 9am to 7pm. Saturday AND Sunday between the hours of 8am-4pm. Including ALL holidays.

    I tell ya, that is no way to live.

  142. Kazz June 8, 2009 1:14 pm

    I have a “wannabe haole” friend that cannot eat local food, but cannot get enough of “chocolate meat”…

    Go figure…

    I more filipino den him and I cannot eat dat stuff. 😆

  143. Kazz June 8, 2009 1:17 pm

    Speaking of Japan and softball players, I really wanted to see that early season “exhibition” between the Wahine and the softball team from Japan… or was it Korea?

    But I think we smashed them like 20-something to 1.

  144. (Jesse)James June 8, 2009 1:17 pm

    Kazz…your job sounds almost like my job….sheesh….LOL

  145. Colomaohana June 8, 2009 1:19 pm

    Kazz: #142, ditto.

    Uh oh…Braddah, YOU just set off the fire alarm, didn’t you??!!

  146. Colomaohana June 8, 2009 1:20 pm

    JJ: Yeah, but Kazz actually WORKS (I think…)

  147. (Jesse)James June 8, 2009 1:26 pm

    Mrs. C….aiiiiyaaaaahhhh…..oh no you Ditn’t…..

  148. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 8, 2009 1:27 pm


    It’s safe to say the defense is ahead of the offense at this point of the offseason.

    On a pair of 2-minute drives, the Redskins’ first-team offense could not score against the first-team defense.

    “We would have loved to put it in [the end zone], but I was also glad we could keep it out,” Zorn said. “A head coach has mixed emotions when you’re in the 2-minute drill.”

    The only score of the extended practice session came from the third-team offense, with Colt Brennan completing a pass to a well-covered Marko Mitchell in the end zone for a touchdown.

  149. Curt June 8, 2009 1:32 pm


    I got a 22″ tv. Not too big but good for the office.

    You’re blaming your typos on the keyboard? It’s just like the guy who blames the telephone pole for running into his car. Just kidding. Of course it’s the keyboard’s fault. 🙂

  150. Hey, nice post, really well written. You should post more about this.

  151. Jason June 8, 2009 1:34 pm

    Mr. and Mrs. C: No, I recognized you guys! Well, I recognized you guys once I saw there were seven kids in tow. 😀

    Sorry about not stopping, my Mom and I were doing some shopping before heading out to Nānākuli for my youngest niece’s 3rd birthday party, and we were already running late. Then again, my Mom took so long, I actually had the time to talk story. 😛

  152. mctruck June 8, 2009 1:36 pm

    Graham Rowley,(4Star Recruit), and if UH recruit him then he becomes a,(2Star recruit). Go figure.

  153. madeinhawaii June 8, 2009 1:38 pm


    I learned that from my son. He plays tennis. Has about a dozen tennis racquets. Blamed his game on the racquets.. so I said.. “yeah, yeah” and when I had a chance I got him a new one. I was ready to tell him to hang it up till I got him a pair of Fischer M-pro 98’s. Suddenly his game got better.

    Wouldn’t you know?

    It WAS the racquet.

  154. Curt June 8, 2009 1:39 pm


    Thanks for the Colt updates. Great to hear him tossing that lone TD pass.

  155. A-House June 8, 2009 1:40 pm


    That’s great news on your “new” work schedule!

    Cabana A, here come the TSAIKOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  156. Curt June 8, 2009 1:43 pm


    I would’ve said the same thing to my son too if he said the same thing. Ha-ha. Okay…it’s the keyboard’s fault.

  157. A-House June 8, 2009 1:48 pm

    Ah, sucks, here I thought that someone was telling us that Curt and “wifey” bought a lagre TV to watch games at his house so I can non-renew my away games package.

    Actually, we will be at 2 of the away games so it’s cheaper for us to go to some bar/eatry and watch the remaining 3 away games. OR, is there a Tsaiko with a large TV who is willing to put up with “crazies” willing to pay $5/person to watch with him/her? It should be “pot-luck” for fuud.

  158. (Jesse)James June 8, 2009 1:50 pm

    #150….I have a family member that needs help in Nigeria…if you give me your banking information…we can make millions….LOL

  159. Jason June 8, 2009 1:51 pm

    A-House: Some of us usually get together to watch the road games, so I don’t think you have to worry about that. Otherwise, make friends with gigi. 😀

  160. al June 8, 2009 1:55 pm

    curt….i am just the driver. the boss on the other hand………!

    i just go and play with the bose sound systems,,,,,and dream

  161. Mr C June 8, 2009 1:55 pm

    I know Tom Vu. Buy now pay later.

  162. al June 8, 2009 1:56 pm

    mih….never mind.

  163. Mr C June 8, 2009 1:57 pm

    #150 must be related to Amway or world wide dream builders. Or da local one Meleluca.
    Or let’s see primerica financial services.

  164. homey ℞ June 8, 2009 2:09 pm



  165. Kazz June 8, 2009 2:09 pm


    June 8th, 2009 at 1:19 pm
    Kazz: #142, ditto.

    Uh oh…Braddah, YOU just set off the fire alarm, didn’t you??!!

    I like how that monotone/robotic voice comes over the PA: “PLEASE REMAIN CALM AND WAIT FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS”.


  166. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 8, 2009 2:13 pm

    m-homey… just finished my rice with bittermelon, beef and blackbeans sauce. Still waiting to try Mrs. C’s pancit!

  167. madeinhawaii June 8, 2009 2:15 pm

    Where you don’t wanna be when the fire alarm goes off….

    at one of the top floors of a Waikiki condominium or hotel during your late retirement years listening to some nostalgic music from the doors… “and our love could be a funeral pyre… c’mon baby light my fire.”

  168. homey ℞ June 8, 2009 2:25 pm

    MLiz – Bittermelon…mmm, mmmm, good!

  169. al June 8, 2009 2:26 pm

    good one.
    i always thought that was a filipino song. didn’t know that was a real world. pyre. hhahaha.
    wait till i tell rogelio how he fulled my leg all these years.

  170. (Jesse)James June 8, 2009 2:27 pm

    Kazz….”…please remain calm. An emergency exists on this floor….an emergency exists on this floor. Please use the exit stairways and exit the building – please use the exit stairways and exit the building. Do not use the ELOVATOOOORS. Do not use the ELOVATOOOOOORRRRSS.”

  171. Kazz June 8, 2009 2:29 pm

    To all UH coaches,

    If UH issues you all BlackBerry Storms, “Hawaii Five O” off VZW’s V-Cast download does not sound good as a ringtone. It’s not loud enough and sounds like a tape recorder.


    I used to have the same ringtone as Coach Mack, Nash, and Coolen, but had to change it to a standard ring when I got my Storm.

  172. chawan_cut June 8, 2009 2:31 pm

    Mr. C
    will try. depends on the size of it that’ll determine quality and cost.
    imagine it as a tv or pc screen. lego are like the little pixels in the resolution.
    they’re called “mosaics”. the smaller the “mosaic” of lego, the less detailed you can be. the larger, the more detailed, but more expensive with more pieces.
    In the link below there’s examples of the lego mosaics,(I only made the UH stuff). My friend made the Obama, and the other 2 are ones I found on the net.
    8-bit nes video games like mario, zelda, etc make easy transitions to lego as its the same type of pixel like drawing. detailed images (like colt) need to be bigger or it won’t look good.
    there’s software to convert the images to pixel/lego like quality so don’t think i’m some master artisan by making them. it tells you what pieces you need and what order to put them.

    will talk to you more when i get back probably.

  173. PONO June 8, 2009 2:34 pm

    When I grow up….
    I want the world to be a better place. Global warming, over fishing, epidemics and poverty will be cured.

  174. Colomaohana June 8, 2009 2:34 pm

    Jason!! Yay! Thanks for putting me and Mr C’s mind at ease… I knew was you! Sheeesh…deez people ova’ hea tink cause you no drive, you can’t be seen in public!! hahahahaha…

    JJ: re #158, yes, and the compliance lady will make sure transaction is, uh…compliant????? Oh, and yes I di-id!!

    Mr C: Meleluca good, its the different ponzi scheme’s gotta watch out for.

    Kazz: hahahaha….Yes, this building wouldn’t be the same without our very own Securitas, huh?! So, we wait, and wait…and wait….*as the 2nd flood burns down…..* Hahahah…okay…nah..not funny….but yeah…little bit funny!

  175. Mr C June 8, 2009 2:35 pm

    No lie u just like go home early.
    Just let me know I send the blue army and evacuate the building for you.

  176. Kazz June 8, 2009 2:35 pm

    I have a feeling the phones will be off the VZW network. Just by the amount of VZW banners and ads at UH games and such.

    Depending on heavy usage of the various applications, it would be easier to have the BlackBerry Curve. My phone, the Storm, is a good phone, but I think the touchscreen limits what the phone of it’s power could actually be capable of.

    I still love my phone, but when using Word and cutting and pasting documents, it’s not as easy as it should be.

    Making calls, sending text messages (media or plain text), watching videos, music, downloading, and checking e-mail is great, but using Word or Excel off my phone is cumbersome.

  177. Mr C June 8, 2009 2:40 pm

    Go to
    Get loud ringtones.

    Will check the website and contact me or mrs c when you get back. Would like to add to our beverage collection.

    You can type nanakuli. Nothing wrong I get your back. I work on da wes sai.

  178. madeinhawaii June 8, 2009 2:41 pm

    can the blackberry storm substitute mp3s for ringtones?

    If so, can download Hawaii5-0 from

  179. madeinhawaii June 8, 2009 2:50 pm

    hmmm.. nokia as an ilocano tune as a downloadable free ring tone..

  180. homey ℞ June 8, 2009 2:52 pm

    Bunch of nerds and geeks on today…

  181. Mr C June 8, 2009 2:55 pm


  182. chawan_cut June 8, 2009 3:00 pm

    yeah dang pc dorks…. ha.

  183. Mr C June 8, 2009 3:02 pm

    Yes becareful. Internet is being monitored. Buwahaaaaaaaaa.

  184. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 8, 2009 3:05 pm

    Mr C: E=mc hammer… :mrgreen:

  185. homey ℞ June 8, 2009 3:10 pm

    So is the universe expanding or contracting?

  186. madeinhawaii June 8, 2009 3:11 pm


    I think it depends on which side of the bed you are sleeping on.

  187. chawan_cut June 8, 2009 3:12 pm

    i got some pretty cool renditions of 5-0 if you want
    like this one (metal)

    or course the original is always the best

  188. (Jesse)James June 8, 2009 3:13 pm

    homey…who are the nerds??? and who are the geeks????

  189. homey ℞ June 8, 2009 3:16 pm

    mih – When looking from the foot of the bed I am sleeping in the left side. So is it expanding or contracting?

    (J)J – I go by looks…you are a geek. BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

  190. chawan_cut June 8, 2009 3:20 pm

    i didn’t know there was a 5-0 remix with a dance routine

  191. Kazz June 8, 2009 3:21 pm


    That metal version of Hawaii Five O from that French artist is pretty good, I have it up on my MySpace, which I should delete soon as MySpace is becoming “obsolete”.

  192. Kazz June 8, 2009 3:23 pm


    Search YouTube for “Hawaii Five O Brian Setzer Orchestra.”

    It was a live performance in Japan. It’s the traditional version of the the theme, but awesome nonetheless.

  193. madeinhawaii June 8, 2009 3:23 pm


    Obviously expanding.. it only contracts when you are in bed.

  194. chawan_cut June 8, 2009 3:24 pm

    and of course, this version is always great….

  195. Colomaohana June 8, 2009 3:27 pm

    JJ: If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck….

  196. Colomaohana June 8, 2009 3:28 pm

    Dang…in addition to you nerds, geeks, and techies, I see a few band geeks too…..

    And they are a special species all on their own….

  197. chawan_cut June 8, 2009 3:31 pm

    just found it. good version.

  198. Kahu mahu June 8, 2009 3:32 pm

    Homey u finally here. Where were you. JJ only like koa mahu. Homey you talk about food, well you are yummo and bam.

  199. Kazz June 8, 2009 3:34 pm

    If it looks like a Duck and quacks like a Duck, they have choke money from Nike.


  200. homey ℞ June 8, 2009 3:35 pm

    Kahu mahu – …and I bet your are delicious in your own special way.

  201. al June 8, 2009 3:36 pm

    there went my lunch.

  202. Pete Jek June 8, 2009 3:37 pm

    When i grow up, I wanna
    wake up to a still morning,
    void of lofty dreams, “i wanna’s”, and wishful thinking.
    Content with what is, ambitious for what can be,
    and plotting the rest of my life realistically.

  203. wafan June 8, 2009 3:38 pm

    Big C . . .

    Wot. U get wan problum wit us guys. No mo us no mo ban. No mo ban wat u goin sing la-la-la?

  204. al June 8, 2009 3:38 pm

    hey, how about augie t. for chat guest?

    its a good time for some comic relief.
    augie’s a big warrior fan.
    and he could bring his son for kahu and koa.

  205. (Jesse)James June 8, 2009 3:39 pm

    Kazz…LMFAO…I thought you wrote “choke monkey”…..

  206. homey ℞ June 8, 2009 3:40 pm

    Band people laugh funny…e.g. Esme.

  207. wafan June 8, 2009 3:41 pm

    Dang it is much more difficult to write like that. How does bhf2 do it? Must be a special gift.

    Where is he, anyhow?

  208. wafan June 8, 2009 3:43 pm

    Homey . . .

    Not all of us do. Esme is in her own laughter category.


  209. (Jesse)James June 8, 2009 3:47 pm

    BTW…condolences to the Sagapolutele family….

  210. Mr C June 8, 2009 3:48 pm

    Band=music for the soul

  211. Mr C June 8, 2009 3:50 pm

    Thanks for reminding me JJ.
    Condolences to ex police chief family.

  212. Committed Road Warrior June 8, 2009 3:56 pm

    Koa-mahu and Kahu-mahu:

    Anybody else from the -mahu gang that we should be introduced to?

  213. Kazz June 8, 2009 3:58 pm


    Get Kahu-Mahu’s Samoan cousin:


  214. Mr C June 8, 2009 4:00 pm

    No forget their uncle mahi-mahi.

  215. Colomaohana June 8, 2009 4:09 pm

    Oh nooooo….wafan!! Just wen I tot you waz different…..No tell me you one of ‘THEM’ too!!! Ahhhhh!!!!! 😉

    JJ: #205…would be YOU fo’ tink dat……

    BTW…I’m tellin’ Esme….


    K, I’m outta hea…

  216. madeinhawaii June 8, 2009 4:15 pm

    “Mahu-mahu”? Why not get the musically gifted cousin… Yo-Yo-Ma-hu?

  217. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 8, 2009 4:23 pm

    RIP Kenny Rankin

  218. J-Dog June 8, 2009 4:29 pm

    All you gamers out there, EA sports NCAA Football 2010 website has a nice preview of the green UH unis, as well as the white pants.

  219. chawan_cut June 8, 2009 4:30 pm

    you stole the quacks right out of my beak.

  220. chawan_cut June 8, 2009 4:31 pm

    ah, this is hilarious today.

  221. wafan June 8, 2009 4:32 pm

    Big C . . .

    Yep. Even taught band. HA!

    I always felt sorry for those math nerds, though. Pocket protector, glasses, long-sleeved shirts . . . wait. That was me.


  222. d1島 June 8, 2009 4:34 pm


    Very sad news.

  223. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 8, 2009 4:36 pm

    wafan- #221 – you are too cute… :mrgreen:

  224. Mr C June 8, 2009 4:40 pm

    U knew my band teacher mr seta?

  225. wafan June 8, 2009 4:44 pm

    Mr. C . . .

    I was out of the Hawai’i band scene by the late ’70’s — probably way before your time.

    But the name does sound familiar — Moanalua HS?

  226. Jason June 8, 2009 4:45 pm

    Mr. Seta was teaching way back then? 😉

  227. chawan_cut June 8, 2009 4:46 pm

    mr seta was my student teacher in intermediate.

  228. Garret June 8, 2009 4:47 pm

    I saw this on Tombo’s twitter feed: UH apparently is in talks to schedule South Alabama. They do not have a team today, but they apparently will start a D-IAA team and then in 4 years they will move to D-IA!

    For example, the aim of the program is to be a NCAA-sanctioned, FBS team just four years after its first season.

    Jones said Sunday the school is talking to Hawaii about scheduling games, where former Alabama teammate Peter Kim lives and is assisting in the negotiations. That would be quite a road trip for the Jags and a pretty good game to mention during recruiting visits. Jones said the school is also talking with Notre Dame, Florida and Arkansas about future games. He said talks with Notre Dame had taken place previously, but broken off, only to be revived.

  229. d1島 June 8, 2009 4:47 pm

    Mr. Seta was somebody I never met yet.

  230. wafan June 8, 2009 4:48 pm

    Oh my. Jason how old are you?!?!?! HA!

    Is Mr. Tsuha still at MIS? One of the most brilliant and talented band teachers around.

  231. Jason June 8, 2009 4:48 pm

    Uh oh, chawan_cut is showing his age … 😀

  232. Jason June 8, 2009 4:49 pm

    IDK if Mr. Tsuha is still at Moanalua Middle, but he was then when I was there (1999-2001).

  233. Garret June 8, 2009 4:49 pm

    Discussion about how Pisa will have to earn his starting job. The current starter is in the last year of his contract, so the winner of that starting spot will get a nice contract after the season…which gives HUGE motivation for both players!

    I was happy to see both Vaughn McClure of the Tribune and Brad Biggs of the Sun-Times report that Nick Roach remained with the first team during last week’s OTAs. Just like with Frank Omiyale, Tinoisamoa will not simply be given the job, he’ll have to earn it. Even before the Bears added Tinoisamoa, strong-side linebacker was shaping up to be the best positional battle of training camp. Expect the competition this summer to be fierce.

    And don’t write off Roach, who by all accounts has put together an impressive off-season.

    Of course, Tinoisamoa was an outstanding player in St. Louis, who put up big numbers for the Rams’ defense. Also thrown into the mix is the fact that both players are looking to secure long-term contracts after this season. Bottom line, this appears to be the perfect storm for competition, and it should be a good one.

  234. walterm June 8, 2009 4:53 pm

    when I grow up, I wanna – wait a minute I don’t want to and you’re not gonna make me nyah! nyah!

  235. chawan_cut June 8, 2009 5:10 pm

    since we’re talking about old hawaii tv show themes and geeks and dorks and band and music, my friend just sent me this youtube vid. how’s this for a mash up:

    and a side by side comparison of original with the “remake”

  236. Kazz June 8, 2009 5:20 pm


    June 8th, 2009 at 4:29 pm
    All you gamers out there, EA sports NCAA Football 2010 website has a nice preview of the green UH unis, as well as the white pants.

    Can’t wait to:

    1)See them in real life.
    2)BUY ONE. 😎

  237. TY June 8, 2009 5:21 pm

    when I grow up, I wanna be your DADDY!!!!

  238. Kekoa June 8, 2009 5:21 pm

    I see my younger braddah by my Missionary Maddah wen check in @ #111 today. He wen holo holo all or’ da place…get worm in his okole!

    SB So will you be traveling to enemy territory with the Warriors to West Point. If so, how about arranging one “Dependent” cruise up the Hudson?

    Imagine what this picture looks like…Powder Puff in Navy pilot headgear as she was preparing to take off from the Aircraft Carrier R. Reagan off the coast of Oahu last Thursday. How did she get there?…why she flew in and did a Carrier landing (Wham!…eee-eck!). My personal opinion was that she looked like Minnie Mouse on steroids! LOL…

  239. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 8, 2009 5:27 pm

    Nice to see Nu’u and Adam!

    chawan_cut, now you got me started:

  240. duffer June 8, 2009 5:28 pm


    Don’t forget our marketing meeting tomorrow at Poipu. 🙂

  241. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 8, 2009 5:29 pm

    duffer, you are here in Poipu???

  242. Kazz June 8, 2009 5:32 pm

    RE: Green Jerseys.

    I knew the the white pants unveiled earlier in the year was an omen… (plus Coach Mack said last year Under Armour would make green jerseys for us in 2009 and this is UH football’s 100 year anniversary)

    Personally I would relegate the black jerseys and black pants as our “3rd uniform” for special games and just use the new green jerseys and white pants as our permanent home colors… Heck, we already wear green and white on the road, just in reverse.

  243. Gotta Go Now June 8, 2009 5:44 pm

    When I grow up… I want to say I won Pussy Cat Doll concert tickets!!!

  244. chawan_cut June 8, 2009 6:15 pm

    i missed out on that camp.
    i was right here too.
    all i did was be a bum in my room and watch tv.

  245. Kazz June 8, 2009 6:18 pm

    Hmmm quiet in here…

    American Idol pau right? 😆

  246. Kekoa June 8, 2009 6:24 pm

    C_C ~ There’s one more camp to go up there. I’ll see if I can get the info to you.

  247. madeinhawaii June 8, 2009 6:50 pm

    Next Saturday.. 6 pm.. K5 the home team.. Hawaii vs Nevada football. I believe it’s from last season.

  248. whitey June 8, 2009 6:50 pm

    duffer, you taking pre-furlough or practicing for next month???

  249. madeinhawaii June 8, 2009 6:52 pm

    Sunday at 2 pm… Hawaii vs Fresno…

  250. Stephen Tsai June 8, 2009 6:55 pm

    Well, since nobody asked Manti Teo, we have a new guest for tomorrow’s show.

  251. whitey June 8, 2009 6:56 pm

    Jamie Dixon????

  252. duffer June 8, 2009 7:03 pm



  253. Stephen Tsai June 8, 2009 7:04 pm

    Malcolm Lane.

  254. Stephen Tsai June 8, 2009 7:05 pm

    Malcolm: What? Did somebody cancel?
    Me: You were my first choice.

  255. Garret June 8, 2009 7:29 pm

    Article about Colt’s love for Hawaii.

    But the Hawaii love for Colt extends beyond the island and into our area. When Colt first moved here a year ago the Hawaii alumni association was throwing a luau and invited him to come along. Since he didn’t know anyone here, he figured why not go be among the people who love him the most.

    “Colt is such a big phenomena in Hawaii that if we got him to one of our events we could have a huge event and we did,” explained Karen Uemoto, President of the Hawaii alumni association in DC. “He got up there and played the ukulele and sang with us like we do in Hawaii.”

    He may not have been born on the island, but these days it’s hard to get him off of it.

    “It almost feels like its family in a weird, weird way,” Brennan said. “And it’s something they pride themselves in. They say ‘ohana’ and that’s a big thing to them. And that’s exactly how I feel when I go back there.”

  256. Garret June 8, 2009 7:30 pm

    Not only did Bess do better than Ginn in punt returns, he also did better for kick returns last year.

    Davone Bess took over for Ted Ginn Jr. early in the year returning punts and finished with a solid 11-yard average; Ginn averaged just 7.7 as Miami finished 11th in that area. Bess has said he’ll return punts again this year if asked, and he probably will be. Rookie free agent Chris Williams is another candidate for that job.

    Kickoff returns have to be better as Ginn averaged 20.5 yards on 32 returns and Bess 22.2 yards on 14. Ginn’s willingness to run out of bounds to avoid contact proved costly on many occasions.

  257. Garret June 8, 2009 7:31 pm

    Great to hear that RGM is doing well.

    Veterans continue to lead the way as Paris Jackson and Ryan Grice-Mullen are in mid-camp form snagging passes all over the field. On the defensive side of the ball, both Dante Marsh and Korey Banks have been aggressive and effective in the secondary.

    The afternoon session featured impressive catches from Geroy Simon as well as Grice-Mullen once again with Korey Banks picking up his first interception of training camp for the boys in black.

  258. Garret June 8, 2009 7:33 pm

    We know that RGM was in Chicago’s camp last year and might have had a shot to make their team if he was healthy…so the Bears having a scout watching RGM practice could be significant. Bess has done well at Miami and I’m sure he has been telling them all about RGM, which could make the Miami scout at RGM’s practice interesting.

    Interested: Scouts from the NFL’s Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears were in attendance on Monday.

  259. Garret June 8, 2009 7:34 pm

    I’m more interesting in what Malcolm Lane has to say than I am what Manti would have to say. I like when the Warrior Beat show has a guest from the Warriors!

  260. Garret June 8, 2009 7:35 pm

    Back to work…I finished the 15 page document and now I have to summarize it in two 200-word summaries. Then get to work on the next thing that is due tomorrow…

  261. COPO June 8, 2009 7:53 pm

    So sad to hear about big Pio Sagapolutele one more of the “Pride of Kalihi,” from Kalihi Valley gym to Maryknoll to San Diego State to the NFL (Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots – Super Bowl starter – Pio was big in stature (6’6 305) but even bigger heart, he was a humble giant, never forgot where he came from, God bless his family in Hawaii and his wife and four young kids left behind.

    Good to see Nu’u Fa’aola, another proud product of Kalihi, a former Governor and Rainbow Warrior, then to the NFL (Jets, Dolphins).

  262. Hoohiki June 8, 2009 7:57 pm

    I second Garret’s #260. This is WARRIOR beat.

    Great to see Nuu and Adam working and helping out the kids together. I remember during Nuu’s warrior days, every time he touched the ball, people would yell his name and it really did sound like “booooooo”. Perplexing, if you don’t know. But then again, warrior fans have been known to “boo” our own on occasions.

  263. FloridaTed June 8, 2009 8:10 pm

    Sagapolutele, have a good journey.

    We should always live like today is the last, somebody is holding the lottery numbers of life and he ‘aint telling.

  264. SteveM June 8, 2009 8:34 pm

    Garret & Rich2176 Dinner Party
    Saturday, June 20, 2009 – 7:00 PM to closing

    Club Genji
    1785 S. King Street, Honolulu

    Main lounge

    Rich2176 and Garret coincide in visits this year. Join our stalwarth LoCal Tsai-kos in an evening of food, drink, and song! We have the main lounge to ourselves again. All invited!

    Cost: No fees (except $1 per karaoke song request). All food and drink optional. No minimums. Come anytime and stay as long as you wish.

    RSVPs not required, but for size estimate and other planning, please email SteveM: stevem.hnl (at)

  265. Jason June 8, 2009 8:41 pm

    Ho‘ohiki: Reminds me of the time I was at a Rainbow Classic game, and a guy sitting next to me asked why the crowd would always boo this one player. I had to explain to him that we weren’t booing; we were yelling, “Gueye!”

  266. Kathy June 8, 2009 8:52 pm

    This is my entry for the contest.

    When I grow up
    I wanna see the BOWS
    Have a Heisman
    Win the Sugar Bowl

    When I grow up
    I wanna see a stadium
    All fixed up
    With the Pro Bowl

    This is what I wish for
    So please let it be
    This what we really need
    So please let it be

  267. cavewarrior June 8, 2009 9:02 pm

    What kind of good things are happening with Aloha Stadium…passed there yesterday and saw lot’s of tarps covering the roof and large holes in the roof. Since my seats are in the yellow, it matters! What other improvements do we have to look forward to in ~90 days?

    GO Warriors!!!

  268. Cindy...cee June 8, 2009 9:54 pm

    to EVERYONE…many FOND THANKS for your prayers and positive thoughts re my husband Greg; he is home now after four days in the hospital.
    Was about to lose the use of his kidney, but that was averted with quick ER intervention. (yup, more than drug’s adverse effects)
    Lots of work ahead, but we will get through this. Events like this bring out the good nurse hiding inside. : ) Big Mahalos!! Cindy

  269. KatW June 8, 2009 10:13 pm

    Hi, I want to enter Pussycat Dolls concert contest:

    When I grow up, I wanna be happy and healthy 🙂

  270. d1島 June 8, 2009 10:24 pm


    Great news! Hope the recovery continues quickly.

  271. d1島 June 8, 2009 10:25 pm

    Prayers out to all the Tsaikos this evening, big and small.

  272. Kekoa June 8, 2009 10:39 pm

    Cindy & Greg ~ Prayers to you both. Continued recovery to you Greg. Take care my friend.

  273. siva Canon digital slr June 8, 2009 10:44 pm

    A-House: Some of us usually get together to watch the road games, so I don’t think you have to worry about that. Otherwise, make friends with gigi

  274. al ™ June 8, 2009 11:00 pm

    wow, the pussycat dolls must be really hot.
    i’ve never seen so many new folks come out of the woodwork and most of them are females?
    what up?

  275. Jason June 8, 2009 11:02 pm

    Wow, I’ve been quoted by spam! 😀

  276. Garret June 8, 2009 11:14 pm

    Best wishes to Cindy and Greg. It is great to hear that the ER workers were able to save Greg’s kidney!

  277. Garret June 8, 2009 11:16 pm

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

    Giant inflatable tower could carry people to the edge of space without the need for a rocket, for research, tourism, telecommunications, or launching spacecraft. The tower could reach an altitude of over 12 miles high!

  278. Garret June 8, 2009 11:16 pm

    Hackers claim to have broken into T-Mobile’s servers and stolen their subscriber data. The hackers report that they tried to sell the data to T-Mobile’s customers, but they were rejected so now they are trying to sell to the highest bidder.

  279. Garret June 8, 2009 11:16 pm

    Japanese company Softbank is looking to use cell phones to stop pandemics. The way they plan to test this out seems strange to me–they want to give 1,000 elementary school kids GPS-equipped phones and have their locations recorded every minute of the day and stored on a central server. I seriously doubt that Americans would like the location every minute of the day stored on a central server…

  280. Garret June 8, 2009 11:17 pm

    Starting July 1, any computer sold in China is required to have a program installed that keeps the computer from visiting any site that the Chinese government doesn’t approve of. Last week the list of banned sites included Twitter, Bing, Flickr, and Hotmail.

  281. Garret June 8, 2009 11:17 pm

    Too much talking on a cell phone can lead to a nerve problem, with doctors are calling “cell phone elbow”.

  282. Garret June 8, 2009 11:17 pm

    Free play links pau.

  283. MeiLing June 8, 2009 11:18 pm


    Prayers for Greg. Hope he gets better soon.

    Night all.

  284. Garret June 8, 2009 11:18 pm

    With UH’s coaches all having smartphones, I’ll bet they can relate to this clip from Seinfeld about why he doesn’t have an iPhone or BlackBerry.

  285. Garret June 8, 2009 11:24 pm

    nmsu chris williams?


    Yes, Miami signed NMSU’s Chris Williams as an undrafted free agent. He’s trying to make their roster, and one way for him to do that would be to win a job as a returner. However, reports seem to indicate that Bess has the edge for the punt return job and either Bess or Ginn will be the top kick returner.

  286. Garret June 8, 2009 11:42 pm

    UH Athlete will compete for the Canadian national team.

    Serena Bredin of Winnipeg has been named to Canada’s national women’s water polo team which will compete in the 2009 Universiade (FISU Games) in Belgrade, Serbia on July 1-12.

    Bredin, a goaltender, is a student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

  287. Garret June 8, 2009 11:45 pm

    I didn’t realize that Utah State decided to only play Utah *or* BYU each year, leaving a hole in Utah’s 2010 schedule.

    Utah wants a home and away series with a BCS conference member for 2010-2011. This hole was formed when Utah State decided that at this point in its program it would be better to only play one of Utah or BYU each year, not both.

    The open question is whether a BCS conference member will agree to a home and away or if Utah will be willing to agree to a one and done for those years next year when the urgency is higher.

  288. Garret June 8, 2009 11:47 pm

    Article analyzing whether or not the WAC has benefited from the BCS.

    Boise State’s victory, coupled with Mountain West member Utah’s runaway over Alabama in the recent Sugar Bowl, has done much for the non-BCS leagues.

    “That game came at a time when the WAC, and other leagues, were looking for credibility,” said Western Athletic Conference Commissioner Karl Benson. “That one night in Glendale helped recognize the WAC as a credible and viable conference.

    “I believe we have proven since then that we have added to the value of the BCS. We have been a valuable member of the BCS.”

    “There’s no question the new structure will benefit us in the future and has already benefited us,” said Benson. “Sure, there is the possibility that we could have a team finish at No. 13 and be left out of the BCS. And, we’d still love to have an automatic bid.

    “But, the new deal with the BCS is better for us. It has increased our revenue by about 40 percent.”

    Right now, the new deal gives the non-BCS schools about nine percent of the BCS revenue. If a non-BCS school plays in a BCS bowl, like they have the last three years, it rises to about 18 percent.

  289. al ™ June 8, 2009 11:47 pm

    Godspeed greg.
    believe in the miracle that is the Lord.

  290. Garret June 8, 2009 11:49 pm

    Karl Benson sure seems happy with the current BCS system. I like the idea of having the top 10 teams become the teams that play in the BCS bowls, since that would allow for the possibility of multiple teams from non-BCS conferences.

    Benson expects continued discussion of the BCS structure over the next four years, before the agreement will be renegotiated.

    He’s heard a wide variety of changes being talked about, including an idea that would eliminate all automatic bids. Under that plan, the top 10 teams in the BCS rankings would be placed in the four BCS bowls and the BCS Championship Game.

    “I just don’t know,” said Benson. “We have a lot of time to think about it and work on it.

    “The current structure has provided a tremendous opportunity for the WAC. We believe there is still plenty of opportunity to tweak the structure some more before we renegotiate.”

  291. al ™ June 8, 2009 11:49 pm

    remember when fa’aola made a nice run and the crowd would “nuuuuuuuu”.

  292. al ™ June 8, 2009 11:54 pm

    nuu was one tough bugga.
    hard to bring down.
    had a bit of a shake and bake.
    but basically was a in your face run you over get out of my way ball carrier.

  293. al ™ June 9, 2009 12:04 am

    okay so i checked this out on google…..

    a pix:

    a song:

    so that’s the big deal eh?


    when i grow up….i wanna be in the front row on june 13 watching the pussycat dolls.

  294. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 9, 2009 12:19 am


  295. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 9, 2009 12:20 am


  296. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 9, 2009 12:20 am

    pant pant

  297. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 9, 2009 12:20 am

    pushing up hill now

  298. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 9, 2009 12:21 am

    Where’s Ralph?

  299. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 9, 2009 12:31 am

    Pio Sagapolutele- God Bless you and your family!

    FloridaTed- yes indeed. Each day is a gift… yeah yeah… that’s why they call it the present…


  300. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 9, 2009 12:32 am

    Nitey Nite and Sweet Warrior Dreams!

    Malcolm Lane- catcha ya tomorrow!

  301. Ralph June 9, 2009 1:54 am

    with the UH summer fb camp coming up this month I hope the coaching staff will be able to get a few commitments from the HS for 2010…early commitments will help establish the ties with the local athletes and the high schools in the belief that UH is a place they can go and still be able to garner nfl scrutiny..the staff is recruiting early, now its time the fb players make a decision to stay home…not everyone can be recruited and offered a scholarship but for those being offered a decision has to be made sooner than later.

  302. wafan June 9, 2009 2:46 am

    Good morning everyone!

  303. wafan June 9, 2009 2:48 am

    Glad to see a WARRIOR scheduled for todays show.

  304. wafan June 9, 2009 2:51 am

    Garret . . .

    The wait for the elevators on the giant tower would be forever. “In case of fire take the stairway . . .”

  305. wafan June 9, 2009 3:02 am

    Why do parents feel it their duty to bail out kids who are failing? The kids are failing because they chose not to do anything or very little in class.

    I wonder what the parents will do when the kids go to college and flunk out or are fired.

  306. wafan June 9, 2009 3:05 am

    The interaction yesterday was pleasant and fun without antagonists — it has been a long time.

  307. mctruck June 9, 2009 3:19 am


    How is it that,(netflix), on either newspaper sites is able to avoid my popup blocker?, it’s annoying.

  308. BigWave96744 June 9, 2009 4:21 am

    On this day June 9th..
    Here’s a weird one:
    53 – Roman Emperor Nero marries Claudia Octavia
    62 – Claudia Octavia commits suicide
    68 – Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide

    The World Also Lost:
    1870 – Charles Dickens

    On the bright side:
    1934 – Donald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen.. Quack Quack

    Born today:
    1939 – Dick Vitale – The Original Diaper Dandy
    1961 – Michael J. Fox
    1963 – Johnny Depp

  309. duffer June 9, 2009 5:19 am

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

    A Pinkside special……..

  310. djmitcho June 9, 2009 5:34 am

    Good Morning Tsaikoland! Hope everyone has a good day

  311. Dave LetterMan June 9, 2009 5:43 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    When I grow up, I wanna be David Letterman

  312. d1島 June 9, 2009 5:54 am

    Great Morning All!

    Nice job of laying out your “bio thingy” on the Pink Side. 😉

    Oh No! Did I really say that? 😆

  313. d1島 June 9, 2009 6:02 am

    Despite that last comment, erryboddy play nice today!


  314. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 9, 2009 6:05 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    #307. Good question.

    Anyone know anything about fibromyalgia? I’m looking for a mapper.

  315. Car hire Brisbane June 12, 2009 9:10 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaikos!!
    hoping you are enjoying at this job,Me and John are coming next week.

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