Weber State arrives

The Weber State football team arrived this afternoon, and after a meal, practiced at Aloha Stadium.

Here’s the other Coach Mac — Ron McBride:


Chris Fuamatu-Ma‘afal, who played for McBride at Utah, stopped by.


Mr. and Mrs. Bulla provided the food — 90 Zip-Pacs.


* * *

• Keith AhSoon will be the starting left tackle against Weber State. AhSoon moves from left guard. Brysen Ginlack will open at left guard. Laupepa Letuli, who won’t practice until Monday, will reclaim the left tackle’s job when he heals from a sore AC joint in his left shoulder. Aaron Kia, who has tendinitis in his knees, will be available on a need-to-play basis.
• Right wideout Jovonte Taylor did not practice today because of a tweak in his right leg. Dustin Blount replaced Taylor as the third kick returner.
• JoPierre Davis — don’t call him “J.P.” — has been named captain of two of the six special teams.
• Jayson Rego is getting more time at running back. Daniel Libre did no practice today, an indication he will not play against Weber State.

* * *

Unfortunately for linebacker Solomon Elimimian, the NCAA’s replay system does not cover defensive statistics.
Elimimian was credited with five tackles in the Warriors’ 56-10 loss to Florida.
But in reviewing video of the game, Elimimian should have been credited with 12 tackles.
Thing is, the NCAA recognizes the home team’s statistics as the official record of a game. The only way a statistic may be changed is if there is a glaring mistake; for instance, if a tackle is credited to a player who is not in the game.
It is hoped the tackle discrepancy will not factor in Elimimian’s pursuit of the UH record for career tackles.


  1. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 4, 2008 6:21 am

    Good Morning ST!…Never got a chance to welcome you home!

  2. Annoddah Dave September 4, 2008 6:26 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs,

    Like any bureaucratic system, figures don’t lie but liars figure!??

  3. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 4, 2008 6:29 am

    “Omigooness!” – as Esme would say…the ceded lands are well represented this morning!

    Good Morning Tsaiko Nation! Is there some talk about a football game happening on Saturday?

    The word on the street is that a young buck who happens to be a Tsaiko Son will be in town to square some bidness with our Warrior crew.

    So let’s get ready to R U M B L E!!

  4. Bulla September 4, 2008 6:30 am


  5. Bulla September 4, 2008 6:31 am


    i heard the same rumblings…..auryte!

  6. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 4, 2008 6:34 am

    Great quote Dave. Too often bumbling bureaucrats rule the roost.

  7. KG September 4, 2008 6:35 am

    ST…The Warrior Beat site is improving. The BCS stuff is slowly but surely disappearing. Still have a few more things to remove, but it’s getting there….thanks for making it happen!

  8. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 4, 2008 6:38 am

    Good Morning Coach Bulla!

    Mighty fine day to help us get us a little bit closer to game time. Are the ‘Cats on island yet?

  9. Da Punchbowl Kid September 4, 2008 6:44 am

    Top Ten???

  10. Da Punchbowl Kid September 4, 2008 6:47 am

    They did it to Colt, they’re doin’ it to Elimimian. Bad enough to lose, but to be cheated.. Phooey!

    Good morning everybody!

  11. LK September 4, 2008 6:53 am

    Morning all.
    Welcome back Stephen and the road Warriors.

    Advertisement warning!!
    Anyone needing their car washed this Sunday is invited to the Hongwanji Mission School – parking lot. My son’s cub scout pack is doing a car wash from 8:00-12:00 noon. As a bonus, if you ask for me (LK) and mention you’re a Tsai-ko, I’ll print you a personalized WB Tsai-ko badge, as you wait to have your car washed (one per vehicle.)
    Lurkers, time to come up with a blog name and participate. Bloggers who haven’t or rarely make Tsai-ko events, this is your chance to become a card carrying member. I look forward to meeting some of you this Sunday.

    Liz and lifeboat crew,
    Thanks for the temporary home during Stephen’s hiatus

  12. djmitcho September 4, 2008 7:00 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Village!!!

  13. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 4, 2008 7:03 am

    Good Morning LK!

    Both of my cars looks like it they have a bad case of “Da Makakilo Measles!” I bettah get ’em down for da cure.

  14. d1島 September 4, 2008 7:07 am


    Nothing can beat that Southern-style “home cooking”

    Hi A-sports!

    Speaking of home cooking.
    Is the Beast back on the aina already?

  15. Bulla September 4, 2008 7:25 am

    aloha all,

    kekoa and d1, there is a rumour that there are some ‘Cats arriving this afternoon.

    getting ready to make an offering of some hawaiian delicacies for a few of the chosen. haha

  16. koakane™ September 4, 2008 7:27 am

    15 maybe

    morning gang and what a beautiful day it is

  17. Maverick September 4, 2008 7:27 am

    Our nation will have the golden opportunity of watching not only Sol, but Adam knocking “Lights out” EVERY game. Stats are great when it comes to crediting awards and even NFL draft awareness, but the camera doesn’t lie. These guys are on the path to enlightment for a future in the pro’s.

  18. koakane iphone September 4, 2008 7:29 am

    blinded by the sun opps it was the shine from big baldie

    bulla see da beast tell him howzit from me

  19. Blackie (ブラッキ) September 4, 2008 7:30 am

    Wow! A chance to be a card carrying member! Dang it! I just saw the time and it conflicts with another engagement!

  20. Garret September 4, 2008 7:34 am

    The sad thing is that Florida doesn’t benefit by having Sol’s stats reduced. If anything, they would want to be able to show that they won despite Sol having such a great statistical game…so this mistake really doesn’t make sense to me.

  21. Garret September 4, 2008 7:36 am

    Note about Tala and Dane on the Colts’ practice squad. Note that this is their second year in the NFL so this is the last time that they and the other 2006 Warrior graduates can be on practice squads. Indy likes to have smaller, mobile offensive lineman, so Tala might be a better fit there than he was with Miami. And Dane deserves his shot also. I hope that they can get to the active roster this season!

    The six other players signed to the practice squad:

    Offensive tackle Tala Esera, defensive back Brandon Foster, wide receiver Sam Giguere, safety Jamie Silva, running back Chad Simpson and offensive tackle Dane Uperesa.

    Toudouze, Esera, Foster, Giguere, Silva and Simpson spent training camp with the Colts. Uperesa, who played collegiately at the University of Hawaii, signed with the Bengals as a rookie free agent in 2007 and was released by Cincinnati August 30.

  22. Garret September 4, 2008 7:39 am

    Note about Reagan signing with the Bengals. The Bengals lost their starting FB for the season, so Reagan could take over this spot for good if he plays well. I didn’t realize that the Bengals had that many Samoan players. Reagan is listed at 260 pounds? That is FAR below what Miami had listed his weight!

    Reagan Maui’a, a former Miami Dolphins fullback and University of Hawaii star, became the newest member of the Cincinnati Bengals on Wednesday, Sept. 3.

    He takes over the roster spot previously occupied by fullback Jeremi Johnson, who was placed on Injured Reserve following knee surgery.

    The 6-foot, 260-pounder was born in American Samoa and attended Tokay High School in Lodi, Calif.

    Maui’a joins DE Jonathan Fanene and DT Domata Peko as current Bengals from American Samoa.

  23. Garret September 4, 2008 7:42 am

    Article about all of the Weber State players from Hawaii. But should a TE really be the one complaining that he wasn’t recruited by UH?

    In two years, the University of Hawaii has taken college football by storm, compiling a 23-4 record and breaking into a BCS bowl game last season.

    The sudden emergence of the Warriors provided a lot of excitement for football fans on the Hawaiian Islands, but not all of them were celebrating.

    Some were silently suffering inside.

    “It was good to see them do good because they’re from Hawaii,” said WSU tight end Cody Nakamura. “But at the same time it was kind of a bittersweet.”

    Nakamura wasn’t overly excited about the Warriors’ success because he claims former Hawaii coach June Jones didn’t recruit Hawaiian players when he ran the program from 1999-2007. Instead, according to Nakamura, Jones and his staff looked toward California and other states rather than at home in Hawaii.

    “There’s more thought of staying and playing, because you want to represent your state,” Nakamura said. “But I never talked with Hawaii at all and the opportunity came with Mac so I took that. And, when (defensive line) coach Chad (Kauha’aha’a) came up here, there was no doubt in my mind that I was going to come to Weber.”

    Kauha’aha’a, who coaches WSU’s defensive line, is also from Hawaii. He played at Baldwin High School, on the island of Maui, before being recruited by McBride to play at Utah. He returned to Hawaii to coach Baldwin, where Nakamura played, and then both came to Weber State in 2005.

    Kauha’aha’a, who was a standout defensive lineman, is just one of the many players McBride has recruited to play for his programs.

    “Now it’s hard because (Hawaii is) doing better and there are more mainland schools that are going in there,” McBride said. “More than usual; so there are a lot of people over there recruiting.”

    But McBride and the ‘Cats have landed talented players, including starting quarterback Cameron Higgins and his brother, Zack, who is a freshman safety.

    Cameron has been looking forward to Saturday’s game for a while, and so has his family.

    “I’m already getting calls from aunts and uncles asking for tickets,” he said last month during fall camp.

  24. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER September 4, 2008 7:44 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    LK- does Kymry from Kauai have a badge? I think we shall see her soon!

    Go Solomon!

  25. Garret September 4, 2008 7:45 am

    Article about Colt participating in a fantasy sports draft with his teammates.

    #7: Colt Brennan selects… Lendale White. I’m not sure how he has gone this far in life thinking that Lendale White is a first round fantasy pick, but my mind is boggled. I have a hard time believing that he’ll even be the starter by the end of the year, because I’m a firm believer in Chris Johnson. Lendale White in the first round… wow.

    At least another of Colt’s picks might put up decent stats.

    Randy Moss (Brennan)

  26. Garret September 4, 2008 7:46 am

    There was one complaint from the writer who watched the video (at the link) of the fantasy sports draft.

    My only complaint with this draft is the guys brought their wives, girls, what-have-you. Cooley’s wife is fair game, she’s a cheerleader. And hot. But fantasy drafts are a no wife zone. Then again, it’s not like us dorks really had these kind of options.

  27. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER September 4, 2008 7:47 am

    Garret- Tombo and I have that Cooley draft video on our blogs… it is hilarious!

  28. Garret September 4, 2008 7:47 am

    Article about Georgia facing Central Michigan’s QB.

    Last time Georgia tangled with one of these statistical supermen, he wound up sitting slackjawed on the sideline as his team was completely demolished by a relentless Dawg rush in the Sugar Bowl.

    Something tells me LeFevour, who ran for over a thousand yards last season in addition to passing for more than 3,600 yards, might be a bit tougher to handle than the more highly publicized Colt Brennan, who pretty much just stood back there and slung the ball on every play.

  29. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER September 4, 2008 7:48 am

    old link….
    use this one

  30. Garret September 4, 2008 7:49 am

    Interesting stat on sports gambling.

    The large majority of people that wager on sporting events believe that they are going to win, but the fact is that the large majority of sports betters lose in the long run. In fact, the average sports bettor wins at a rate of 48%, which is worse than if they had just flipped a coin.

  31. Garret September 4, 2008 7:51 am

    Season Preview of the Dolphins mentions a few Warriors of course.

    The offensive line is pretty good already, with the potential to be an elite unit very soon. C Samson Satele emerged as an outstanding run blocker, making the rookie one of the few bright spots of 2007.

    Derek Hagans, Greg Camarillo, and undrafted rookie Davone Bess scare no one (except Camarillo beating the Ravens), though Bess has the makings of a future starter according to a trusted source.

    the premium young talent (Long, Satele, Ginn, Bell)

  32. Garret September 4, 2008 7:53 am

    Article on Oregon State. I hadn’t realized that Jeremy Perry was hurt and that their OL and DL were below their normal standards against Stanford.

    The Beavers put together back-to-back nine and ten-win seasons mainly by being strong on both lines: workhorse Yvenson Bernard carried 25 times per game last year, almost all between the tackles, and the defense led the nation against the run, allowing a ridiculously low 2.1 yards per carry. So to describe allowing Stanford — an offense that hadn’t averaged more than three yards per carry since 2002 — to run for 218 on 5.1 per carry as “disappointing” would be a vast understatement, especially when you add that Tavita Pritchard (10 of 17 for 91 yards) did nothing to back OSU off the line with his arm.

    The Beavers lacked physicality on offense, too, and without a feature back or injured All-Pac Ten guard Jeremy Perry, generally abandoned straight ahead runs last week in an effort to get the ball in the hands of the diminutive Rodgers Bros., James and Jacquizz, in space.

  33. (Jesse) James September 4, 2008 7:53 am

    Good morning gang…have to do an Esme today.

    That’s sad that sol got robbed of his stats…but, hey, stats are only on paper and don’t make the player. Look at all the QBs with outrageous stats who never made it big in the NFL (except Colt)…..

    Good to hear that other UH players are still going for their dreams of the NFL and getting their shots…GO WARRIORS!!!

    Speaking of great quotes this one is aimed at the politicians of the NCAA..and statisticians of FLA…since things don’t seem to add up…LOL:

    “A politician is a man who will double cross that bridge when he comes to it.”
    – Oscar Levant

  34. Garret September 4, 2008 7:55 am

    Interesting to see the impact that the new clock rule has on the number of plays and the length of games.

    The Football Rules Committee appears to have gotten its wish with a reduction in the average length of games, but the 40-25 play clock instituted for the 2008 season has also cut dramatically into the number of plays.

    Marty Couvillon of has compiled data for Week 1 games — 73 in all involving Division I-A teams — and found that the average length of a game was 3 hours 10 minutes, a 13-minute reduction from 2007. In 2006, when the controversial 3-2-5-e rule was enacted, the length of a game was 3:07, a 14-minute reduction from 2005.

    As for the average number of plays, it was 134.7 in Week 1, down from 143.4 in 2007. That’s 8.7 plays. In 2006, the average was 127.5, down 13.2 plays from 2005.

    Michael Clark, the coach at Bridgewater (Va.) College who was chairman of the rules committee when it approved the 40-25 clock, said in February that the change was not expected to impact the number of plays.

  35. da princess' classmate September 4, 2008 7:56 am

    lol, fantasy drafts are a no wife/girlfriend zone, (unless your girlfriend is in the league and has beaten you 3 years ina row and won the league title outright once)

    ugh how pathetic.

    any1 catch rolo’s comment re: TG. we’re gonna go w/ inoke til its time to make a change. i guess i’m looking 2 much into that.

  36. Garret September 4, 2008 7:56 am

    Interesting to read about how minorities do not play fantasy sports, especially considering the group of Tsaikos that do.

    FSTA research shows that only 1.6% of fantasy players are black, 2.3% are Latino and 1.1% are Asian. And the more I learn about the typical fantasy player, the more I think most minorities simply have better things to do.

    Of all the opinions I collected on the racial disparity, though, one of the most interesting came from Kim Beason, an associate professor at Ole Miss who’s also the CEO of Fantasy Sport Research Specialists. Basically, Beason’s six years of research shows that people who have well-paying jobs with fast Internet connections are more likely to play fantasy sports. “When you break it down, it appears the disparity has to do with a critical mass of individuals who are together discussing fantasy sports,” he tells me. “Up to now, that has mostly occurred in the white workplace. And a lot of time, it’s on the Internet.”

  37. Rob25 September 4, 2008 7:58 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    Good Morning to our fearless leader ST!

    Heading out the door, but peeked in to see if there was any interesting news. Gotta do an Esme…..whoosh out!

    Have a great day and I’ll check in later.

  38. Garret September 4, 2008 7:58 am

    Interesting how a 26-year-old bald white guy beat LeBron James in HORSE. I can’t watch the video during the work day but I will watch it tonight!

    Kalb closed out the first game by swishing a shot from the baseline, catching the ball as it came through the net and converting a reverse layup.

    “After I beat him, he’s like ‘best of three, right?’” Kalb said. “I could tell he was frustrated. After missing a couple of easy ones, he hit the ball in disgust.”

  39. Garret September 4, 2008 7:59 am

    I’ll check back sometime late tonight. Hope everyone has a great day!

  40. (Jesse) James September 4, 2008 8:00 am

    Bulla…so what’s the scoops on the Beast?? What will he and his “friends” be having for dinner tonight?? Inquiring minds want to know….

    Dang, that sounded like gigi….MWAHAHAHAAHA BTW, where is gigi? Homey, did you hurt her feelings again??? We need that 52″ HDTV at the Tsaikogate on Saturday so we can watch the games.

  41. Bulla September 4, 2008 8:07 am

    Jesse ‘sweet baby’ James,

    i don’t know, he’ll eat with the team, but for you Tsaikos out there…..

    on waialae ave. close to SL high school the old pizza hut…good poke place now…order the Fireball Ahi poke…..and set your timer for an explosion……buggah is a winnah……broke da mout and da butt… ice cream or yogurt to accomodate the 5 alarm fire bell. whew, but it was worth it.

    all kine stuff ova deah, good bruddahs working and makin good kine grindz for us ‘never fluffy’ guyz

    esme out….gotta get mrs. b to work…..a hui hou

  42. LK (Tilt) September 4, 2008 8:13 am

    I guess if the Super Ferry serviced Kauai, it would be possible but not feasable to bring your Camry over for a wash. 🙂

  43. (Jesse) James September 4, 2008 8:19 am

    Bulla…I heard about that place. Friends went there and bought some poke…it was good. Have to go try their plate lunches/bentos one day as well…..

    KK check your e-mail or spam…whichever one my mail is still going to..

    Okay, have to go to school today. Maybe see you guys around lunch time. Esme and out!!!!

  44. al September 4, 2008 8:29 am

    5 tackles….he did that in the first quarter alone.

    so who’s taking the #2 reps today?

  45. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 4, 2008 8:45 am

    ST ~ Can you update my QB score card?…So far, I have #1 as number 4, #2 as #3, and #3 as #1, and #4 was formerly #2(?)…Jason, is there a formula to work this out?

  46. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 4, 2008 8:48 am

    Gotta get downtown in a few minutes…go talk to McGarret’s replacement, he doesn’t have a position on the depth chart, but once was ‘five-oh’. BBL….

  47. chawan_cut September 4, 2008 8:54 am


    Will the contract dispute be resolved by Saturday? Will we have THE Princess’ videos from the sideline like last year? Just curious.

  48. mauiwarrior September 4, 2008 9:11 am


    Article about all of the Weber State players from Hawaii. But should a TE really be the one complaining that he wasn’t recruited by UH?

    -he’s complaining because he and his little brother(Chase Nakamura-Baldwin 2008) were both great receivers who put up amazing numbers throughout there careers, he transitioned to TE in college……..Cody would be similar to Greg Salas, Chase was a more dominant WR starting since his Sophmore year……..they said no one from UH even called them…….thats why

  49. Proverbs September 4, 2008 9:17 am


    Proverbs 12:5

    King James Bible
    The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

  50. jm2375 (21) September 4, 2008 9:30 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Welcome back ST & Liz.
    Sheesh 12 = 5? not. No respect.

    Sitting in da doctor’s office waiting to see her. She’s late! what’s da sense of getting da 1st appt of da day when you can’t be seen on time? I’m starving and gotta get to work.

    esme and out. whooosh.

  51. LK (Tilt) September 4, 2008 9:57 am

    Re-read your post. You probably thought
    I was being clever, but I confused a blogger? (Kymry) for a car(Camry.) I guess if she’s really from Kauai, It would still be a problem to get a wash.

  52. Pomai September 4, 2008 10:02 am

    Now for this weeks game UH vs Weber ST.
    If there is an X by your name that means you need to change your pik!
    31    – 20    Ralph
    31    – 7    curveball
    34    – 13    d1shima
    35    – 28    LizKauai
    35    – 14    DPK
    35    – 21    NEO
    36    – 13    Koauka
    36    – 42    Bulla
    37    – 10    Capitol -ist/WassupDoc
    38    – 14    Pomai
    41    – 10    Committed Road Warrior
    42    – 17    iwonderwhytheyhateme
    42    – 21    wafan
    42    – 28    James
    45    – 14    HiFlyer
    45    – 27    Calvin from Kona
    45    – 13    koakane
    48    – 13    djmitcho
    48    – 38    Kekoa
    49    – 10    Maverick
    52    – 14    Konaboy
    54    – 20    Thomas Mui
    55    – 13    A-House
    56    – 6    Pauoa Boy
    59    – 28    Loa
    63    – 10    MasaBoy
    63    – 12    homey
    63    – 49    Glenn

  53. Kelli September 4, 2008 10:11 am

    Good morning, ST and Tsai-kos!

    Too bad it’s not so “good.” I get these releases from UH for my blog and I received some sad news today. Apparently Dr. Kanalu Young, who I interviewed for my story on the ha’a last fall, recently passed away Sunday, August 31 at 54. He received the 2007 June Jones Foundation Community Service Award for outstanding community contributions and helped to start the School of Hawaiian Studies.

  54. al September 4, 2008 10:19 am

    so…..who won the florida/hawaii game score ?

  55. homey ⑤ September 4, 2008 10:29 am

    al – Florida won. They had more points.

  56. homey ⑤ September 4, 2008 10:32 am

    My condolences to the Young family.

  57. homey ⑤ September 4, 2008 10:53 am

    (J)J – Hurt her feelings? Moi? If I did then I apologize and I apologize on behalf of others they may have contributed.

    Gotta have thick skin like koakane and not the sensitive kine like DPK. Bwahahahahaha! Howzit going DPK! How’s the new drug delivery system working out as prescribed by A-Joe?

  58. homey ⑤ September 4, 2008 11:00 am

    Another beautiful day in Hawaii nei. Welcome back home to the local Weber St. players!

    The Warrior guards better be prepared because there is going to be a relentless attack by the Weber St DT’s.

    Should be interesting to see who starts where on the Warrriors O-line Saturday.

    XLiz – Do you need any special refreshments for Saturday or did koakane already fill your request?

  59. homey ⑤ September 4, 2008 11:01 am

    Hmmm, did everyone swim back to the lifeboat?

  60. Rob25 September 4, 2008 11:07 am

    All by yourself, huh homey.

    At least you were for a minute.

    Koakane needs some kiawe wood for the BBQ on Saturday. I would go chop some, but I don’t have time.

  61. Rob25 September 4, 2008 11:08 am

    I’m bringing tofu salad and maybe spicy edamame to the tailgate. Along with my oldest and youngest sons. How about you?

  62. FloridaTed September 4, 2008 11:10 am

    Morning/afternoon, Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister,

    Not only did Florida win the game with 6 gifts from the Warriors, but then they turn around and steal our stats? Hurumphh!

    Javonte looks very promising, so does Medeiros and quite a few others. They’ll be clicking pretty soon and then, watch out!!

  63. Ronnie September 4, 2008 11:29 am


  64. Ronnie September 4, 2008 11:31 am

    Hmmm…. watch Redskins vs. Giants or Vandy vs. S. Carolina….

    tough choice. NOT!!!

  65. homey ⑤ September 4, 2008 11:35 am

    Oh, Rob25, you said something? JUST KIDDING!

    Kiawe wood? Get plenty near Kekoa on ceded lands. I’m bringing, if get, oysters. I’ll be at the tailgate solo. The wife has housework to do and can’t come to the game until she finishes. She’ll be meeting me at the Stadium along with my son and his gf.

  66. Esme September 4, 2008 11:36 am

    Heya, gang and ST! 😀

    Slightly delayed reaction but … man, I am SO happy Graunke’s gonna be up at No. 2 this weekend. You guys know how I’ve posted repeatedly how we’re just hoping over here that he finally gets his “day in the sun” after all these years. I read the thing about his wanting to apologize to the fans. If I might be pardoned for using a June-ism … Tyler! One snap and clear! Main thing is to make the most of the chance you have before you. You’ve pulled our team out of many tight spots before. Now’s the time to pull yourself outta this tight spot and rise to the occasion. Wooot! :mrgreen:

  67. homey ⑤ September 4, 2008 11:37 am

    Ronnie – I think you should watch college football because your college picks sucked last week!!!!!!!!!!

  68. homey ⑤ September 4, 2008 11:38 am

    WOOT WOOT! Just got a call from a hottie for a lunch date…bbl!

  69. Rob25 September 4, 2008 11:45 am

    Homey got a call from Koamahu or Koawahine!

  70. Garret September 4, 2008 11:46 am


    Article about all of the Weber State players from Hawaii. But should a TE really be the one complaining that he wasn’t recruited by UH?

    -he’s complaining because he and his little brother(Chase Nakamura-Baldwin 2008) were both great receivers who put up amazing numbers throughout there careers, he transitioned to TE in college……..Cody would be similar to Greg Salas, Chase was a more dominant WR starting since his Sophmore year……..they said no one from UH even called them…….thats why


    Thank you for that clarification and background. I *do* agree that UH should have recruited Chase Nakamura, and I’m surprised that he never even got a call from UH! I was hoping that they at least would offer a grayshirt to Chase if they did not have enough scholarships this year. But Chase’s situation wasn’t only the old coaching staff–the current coaching staff had a chance to go after Chase and I’m surprised that he didn’t even get a call from them. There was discussion of Chase both here and on SportsHawaii and I was following that while hoping UH was going to offer him.

    For Cody, I can understand why he would want to be recruited by UH, like many other local players wish. Unfortunately, UH has a limited recruiting budget, limited scholarships, and their needs have to fit with a recruit for things to work out. If he projected to play TE in college, then he wouldn’t fit the offense.

  71. Rob25 September 4, 2008 11:48 am

    Hey Ronnie! Watch the ‘Skins! Nevermind the colleges in the Southeast!

  72. Rich2176 September 4, 2008 11:48 am

    Homey – Tell James I say “hi”.

  73. Koa-mahu September 4, 2008 11:54 am

    homey – psst,,,,,,hurry! i’ve only got 20 mminutes before my laser hair removal appoinment.

  74. Ronnie September 4, 2008 11:56 am


    The pigskin picks sucked because half of them weren’t filled out… I thought I had picked, but it must have been the pro games that I picked… what a brain freeze moment! 😳

    Don’t we get to throw out the low week????

  75. Koa-mahu September 4, 2008 11:56 am

    you got me so excited that i spelled appointment incorrect.

  76. Garret September 4, 2008 11:57 am

    It is amazing how much money the Texas Longhorns bring to Austin and the surrounding cities, with visitors spending $173 million in a year to go to games! People go to Austin for a football game, spend a weekend staying in a hotel, going to restaurants, shopping, etc.

    I wish that someone at UH’s business school or the Hawaii Visitors’ Bureau would do a study like this to show how much money UH games generate for the state…that would be good ammo for JD to have when he makes requests from the Legislature.

    According to a comprehensive study by Dr. Patrick Rishe, Director of SportsImpacts, a leading economic impact firm in the field of sports and athletic events, visitor spending related to UT Athletics events will total some $173 million during the August 2008 to June 2009 academic year, generating approximately $118.7 million in income for the Austin metropolitan area. UT Longhorns football is the program’s greatest contributor to the local economy; SportsImpacts projects that visitors will spend $142 million during 2008 UT home game weekends, generating a local income of $99 million.

  77. Ronnie September 4, 2008 11:57 am

    Hi Rob!

    Hi Rich!

    Hi K-M!

  78. Ronnie September 4, 2008 11:59 am

    Hi Garret!

  79. Rich2176 September 4, 2008 12:02 pm

    Hey Ronnie – IT’S ALMOST SATURDAY. Perfect time for the game out here – 9:00 pm. BTW, you guys are welcome to come over to watch since I’ll have the ESPNGamePlan feed. Or any other Tsaiko in the So Cal area.

  80. Garret September 4, 2008 12:10 pm

    Hi Ronnie! I’d love to watch the game at Rich’s place but I have the ESPN GamePlan feed also and will have to work after the game. The game time works out perfectly for me because my kids go to be at 8pm now instead of 9pm…just in time for football season!

    I’ve got 1 page left to edit and this paper will finally be done…I guess I should get back to it but I’m sick of it already!

  81. Pomai September 4, 2008 12:16 pm


    Hoohiki won

  82. Pomai September 4, 2008 12:18 pm

    I’ve said it before and I will say it again: Colt will be the starting QB for this skins by mid-season!!!!!!!

  83. Manoa September 4, 2008 12:21 pm

    Coaching staff is very happy to get Graunke back. Their interest in him is reflected in the reps he got yesterday– only he and Inoke got reps against the defense.

    However, I would not assume he is number 2. The staff gave him precious reps (this is a short week) that Rausch and Alexander could have goten, but they did need to assess where he is now. Based on asessing his reps, they may decide on when he gets game time or moves on the depth chart, but way too early to say he is number 2.

  84. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc September 4, 2008 12:22 pm


    The Hawai`i Tourism Authority has already generated the stats for selected games or series in different sports. However, the traveling school usually decides to make their road trip into a Major Big Deal. Many do but they have to do it on their own.

    Where HTA needs to step in is to work with the Athletic Department to create a visiting team planning template which would be sent out perhaps a year ahead of the actual game date.

    As of four months ago, they had not done this although it was being discussed internally.

  85. chawan_cut September 4, 2008 12:26 pm

    that is sad. my condolences too to the Young family.

  86. Garret September 4, 2008 12:33 pm


    Thank you for that information! That planning template would be very useful for the visiting teams and it would help UH track things better. I would like to see full-year stats for all sports if possible (or just football and maybe special events like the Rainbow Classic) to see what the total spending in Hawaii would be.

    Welcome back to the blog!

  87. Garret September 4, 2008 12:34 pm

    Condolences to the Young family.

  88. d1島 September 4, 2008 12:46 pm

    Condolences to the Young Ohana.

  89. Da Punchbowl Kid September 4, 2008 12:46 pm

    Welcome back Doc! Wassup?

    Condolences to the Young family.

  90. Da Punchbowl Kid September 4, 2008 12:47 pm

    Did anyone go to practice today?

  91. d1島 September 4, 2008 12:48 pm

    Just wondering what kind of deal Hawaiian cut for the Seahawks that couldn’t have been done for UH?

    For the second year in row, Hawaiian Airlines has been selected as the official charter airline for the Seattle Seahawks football team.
    Hawaiian will fly the defending NFC West Division championship and its players on its eight road games this year, including the Seahawk’s season opener this Sunday in Buffalo.

  92. LizKauai [Believer] September 4, 2008 12:57 pm

    Fast peek-

    Colt is NOT playing but the this Skins game is on the NFL web- and the pre-game Concert:

    LK- Kymry from Kauai is a devoted fan- and drop dead gorgeous! I drive a Prius, btw.

    xs-homey- if it’s not too much trouble, na beverage would be greatly appreciated!

    I hope there will be kulolo to bring. Will check with my neighbor tonight and let Kazz know.


  93. Kevin September 4, 2008 12:57 pm

    The Seahawks have money. 🙂

  94. d1島 September 4, 2008 12:58 pm

    Hawaiian is flying a 53-man roster to:
    Buffalo, NY
    East Rutherford, NJ
    Tampa, FL
    San Francisco, CA
    Miami, FL
    Dallas, TX
    St. Louis, MO
    Phoenix, AZ

  95. LizKauai [Believer] September 4, 2008 12:59 pm

    arrrghghghgh- National anthem is changing keys….this is the NFL????
    Where’s Pride. ???

  96. bb September 4, 2008 1:00 pm

    so Hawaiian isn t doing the Raiders any longer?

  97. d1島 September 4, 2008 1:06 pm

    UH is flying a 65-man roster (for conference games) to:
    Atlanta, GA
    Portland, OR
    Fresno, CA
    Boise, ID
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Las Cruces, NM

    on commercial flights.
    Couldn’t “Hawaii’s airline” have worked something out for Hawaii’s team?

  98. Jason September 4, 2008 1:16 pm

    12 = 5 (mod 7)

    Kelli: Dr. Young was also the consultant for the Eō Nā Toa chant. I don’t remember if you mentioned that in your article.

    Ronnie: Yes, low week gets dropped.

  99. bb September 4, 2008 1:16 pm

    should i be cheering for the redskins to lose today and lose throughout the early part of the season so colt can play?

  100. Ralph September 4, 2008 1:26 pm

    Koakane what time are you going to the tailgate site and setting up

  101. homey ⑤ September 4, 2008 1:28 pm

    Interesting O-line lineup. Thanks for the update ST.

    Hey, any of you oldies still get hiki’s?

  102. Stephen Tsai September 4, 2008 1:29 pm

    Here’s the QB depth chart, from what we can tell:
    1. Funaki.
    2. Graunke.
    3. Alexander
    4. Rausch.

  103. homey ⑤ September 4, 2008 1:29 pm

    Ralph – how goes google chrome?

  104. Kazz September 4, 2008 1:30 pm


    What happened to Hisatake at LT?

  105. bb September 4, 2008 1:32 pm

    how the heck does Raush from being named “THE STARTER” to being dead last on the 4 deep depth chart? What could be going on in this kid’s mind? One moment he’s the “man” now he’s “clipboard holder?”

  106. homey ⑤ September 4, 2008 1:33 pm

    How coincidental that the Beast will have reps against Bulla.

  107. Kazz September 4, 2008 1:36 pm

    Sheesh.. I am late again as usual, but deepest sympathies to the Young Ohana and prayers and best wishes to the Rainbowcliff Ohana as well.

  108. LizKauai [Believer] September 4, 2008 1:37 pm

    I dunno… It should be do or die for Jason Campbell some day. I just hope Colt gets up to speed and is totally ready when his number gets called!

  109. homey ⑤ September 4, 2008 1:37 pm

    I wonder if Rausch’s arm is not 100% healed??? Or did he lose confidence?

  110. Garret September 4, 2008 1:39 pm


    But if Zorn loses his job then Colt will lose his most important supporter in Washington. Plus, the new coach will come in and want “his guy” on the team and Colt would be in a tough position.

    Case in point if John Beck. He was Miami’s “QB of the future”, drafted in the 2nd round in 2007. The team lost a lot of games last season (the scenario you are hoping for for Colt) and that did result in Beck getting to start a few games. The coaching staff and management was replaced after the season and the new management drafted Chad Henne in 2008. So, Beck is not going to get any playing time in the season and he’s buried at #3 QB…he’s stuck until his rookie contract ends and after that he’ll be a not-young QB with very little game or practice experience. Beck barely got playing time in the preseason even!

  111. jojo ® September 4, 2008 1:40 pm

    I like Funaki

  112. Garret September 4, 2008 1:41 pm

    how the heck does Raush from being named “THE STARTER” to being dead last on the 4 deep depth chart? What could be going on in this kid’s mind? One moment he’s the “man” now he’s “clipboard holder?”


    You said exactly what I was going to say. If his arm is still hurt, then that could explain it. Or, he’s going to feel quite deflated with what has happened in a week!

  113. Stephen Tsai September 4, 2008 1:42 pm

    Here’s the starting lineup:

    When UH goes to 45, Mouton becomes nickel, Roberts goes to LC and Dowling becomes the RC. Satele comes out of the game.
    In the Okie, Josh Leonard comes out.

  114. Stephen Tsai September 4, 2008 1:43 pm

    Re: Hisatake.
    They decided that AhSoon at left tackle was better than Hisatake there.

  115. homey ⑤ September 4, 2008 1:43 pm

    eh, jojo, did jeje read his email?

  116. addahknowjoe September 4, 2008 1:44 pm

    ST- Check your email. Lemme know what you like do.

  117. Garret September 4, 2008 1:44 pm

    The NCAA is trying to limit blogging again.

    Reporters at Kirk Ferentz’s news conference Tuesday were handed a surprise by Iowa officials: A notice detailing conditions and limitations of the NCAA Blogging Policy.

    That policy, which also gives the host institution final authority on whether a credential holder or credential entity is following policy, allows for only five blog entries per half, one at halftime and two in an overtime period of football and basketball games.

  118. da princess' classmate September 4, 2008 1:45 pm

    jason campbell misses wide open chris cooley their first offensive play from scrimmage, gets sacked, leads to 3 and out. per boomer esiason

  119. Kazz September 4, 2008 1:47 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    September 4th, 2008 at 1:43 pm
    Re: Hisatake.
    They decided that AhSoon at left tackle was better than Hisatake there.

    AhSooo…. 😉 .

  120. da princess' classmate September 4, 2008 1:50 pm

    really need leituli/kia back in time for OSU, doubt that Ahsoon can handle OSU’s speed on da outside. btw, will jeremy perry be back for hawaii’s game next week.

  121. Da Punchbowl Kid September 4, 2008 1:50 pm

    Thanks for the updates, Stephen! 😉

  122. Rich2176 September 4, 2008 1:52 pm

    Watching the Washington/NY game. Either the Giants D is great or Campbell is way below average…Had pass batted down with an overhand throw. Colt’s sidearm delivery would have been successful.

  123. NEO September 4, 2008 1:52 pm

    ST, Tsaikos, Tsaikettes,

    This is kinda eerie… Today, as I was leaving house for work, I decided to throw on my Black and Green UH Polo, and as I leaving, I see my brother put on his Green UH UA polo… and then Kelli lets us know that Dr. Young passed away… Kinna eerie if you ask me, something told me that I should wear my support for UH today… weird… Condolences to the Young Family, and sincerest thank yous to Kelli for breaking the story to us Tsaikos. I dont’ know about you guys but I felt like Dr. Young was definitely a part of the Tsaiko ohana, if not physically, in spirit for sure!


  124. Stephen Tsai September 4, 2008 1:56 pm

    Somebody mentioned that maybe Letuli’s problem is that he’s too strong for his body.
    I brought that up with Letuli.
    He said: “What?”
    But that could be the case with Blaze Soares. Did you know that Blaze is only 20?

  125. jojo ® September 4, 2008 1:59 pm

    homey, I don’t know, I’ll go check…

    nope, he never…I’ll respond

    but he does believe in Graunke

  126. indiana bruddah September 4, 2008 2:00 pm

    The Florida Sports Information staff should be reprimanded by the NCAA if they missed that many tackles for Elimimian. I can see missing one tackle…two at the most, but seven??? If they are THAT accurate, makes you wonder how many of Tebow’s stats are correct???

  127. BowsForever September 4, 2008 2:01 pm

    The NFL “inactives” list. What a joke. Of course, I feel more strongly about it since Colt’s on it. 😉

  128. da princess' classmate September 4, 2008 2:02 pm

    re: j campbell, boomer’s all over him on da radio. he’s insinuating that b/c campbell still don’t fully understand the o, the giant d.c. will give him all kine looks including bringing heavy pressure most of the time. seems like it’s a coming out party for justin tuck and mathias kiwanuka though.

  129. LizKauai [Believer] September 4, 2008 2:05 pm

    Rich2176- the telling story on Campbell is listening to Sonny Jurgensen on the Redskins Radio. He doesn’t mask his frustration.

    It’s really hard not to wish for Colt to get the call when you see the Redskins struggling so much. Todd Collins saved the season last year…
    And then there is the defense. Oh well.
    Colt brings the spirit, though. I just can’t help but feel his energy would help the whole team.
    In due time… in due time…

  130. LizKauai [Believer] September 4, 2008 2:08 pm

    OK- Jason Taylor – might bring some spirit to the defense. Plantar Fasciitas, tweaked knee and all.

    Thanks for the info, ST!

  131. homey ⑤ September 4, 2008 2:10 pm

    Hmmmm, I think it’s the connective tissue and joints are too weak.

  132. Kelli September 4, 2008 2:10 pm

    homey ⑤, chawan_cut and NEO: I’m truly saddened by Dr. Young’s passing. His story was so inspiring. I think there’s a video on YouTube with him being interviewed. I watched it earlier this summer and it was very moving. He really was a true Warrior and dedicated supporter of UH football. So, yes, definitely a Tsai-ko. 🙂

    Jason: Dr. Young mentioned that to me during our interview. I think the phrase is included in my story.

  133. Rich2176 September 4, 2008 2:11 pm

    LizK – did you hear the ovation Colt received last week when he entered the game? He’s definitely got the fan support. BTW, was laughing at your post of the FF draft on your blog…..

  134. LizKauai [Believer] September 4, 2008 2:15 pm

    Rich2176- did not catch Colt’s ovation. But there is no doubt that it is not just Hawaiian Homeys (no offense, xshomey) who are cheering for Colt. ‘Skins fans are just starving for something to get excited about.
    Can’t rely only on Portis!

  135. Ralph September 4, 2008 2:20 pm

    Homey deleted google chrome, very fast but not functionally at this time..CNET and other sites state that it is a very fast system but lack ease of use like firefox…their suggestion, wait for the upgrade..if google listens and makes the changes people want the up grade will come sooner than later.

  136. BowsForever September 4, 2008 2:21 pm

    Aloha Stadium question: I was thinking about attending the Weber State game, but was wondering if it’s worth saving a few bucks by sitting in the south end zone (not thinking north end zone because of the lack of Jumbotron). I figure high orange rows/low blue rows would get a good downfield view. Btw, has anyone who’s ever been in the sky-high red/yellow seats been able to see where the ball is without binoculars? Never gone higher than blue rows myself.

  137. Ralph September 4, 2008 2:22 pm

    skins dbs struggling, esp. Smoot, should have had a pick and burgess is eating him up

  138. homey ⑤ September 4, 2008 2:25 pm

    Ralph – Hmmmm, I found it relatively easy to use.

  139. homey ⑤ September 4, 2008 2:27 pm

    BF – South end zone has many Tsaiko’s in that area.

  140. Shannon September 4, 2008 2:28 pm

    Just curious… Why such the shuffle to replace Letuli? Why don’t they just put Hisatake there? I thought he was on the bubble of starting too? If he’s not good enough to compete for a spot on the O-Line, maybe they should just put him back on the D-Line, where he was recruited to play in the first place. No sense wasting his talent…

  141. da princess' classmate September 4, 2008 2:50 pm


    i sat w/ my parents in da south end zone top row of da orange. now the gf insists we sit 35 yard line, yellow, the walk aint the greatest but the view is awesome up there. sorry only one person’s opinion. i just use my glasses and can see easily. so easy to see da plays develop up there too.

  142. d1島 September 4, 2008 2:51 pm

    Bows Forever,
    I’ll be in the South EZ Blue. Haven’t sat in the yellow this millenium but imagine that it would be kinda problematic w/out binocs.
    A-house family sits up there. I know A-house could always tell when the Idiot was on the field, but that’s another story. 🙂

  143. Kazz September 4, 2008 2:54 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    September 4th, 2008 at 1:56 pm
    Somebody mentioned that maybe Letuli’s problem is that he’s too strong for his body.
    I brought that up with Letuli.
    He said: “What?”
    But that could be the case with Blaze Soares. Did you know that Blaze is only 20?

    Too strong for his body or plays too hard for his body.

    My friend thought the same thing of why Blaze seems to never be 100%. He just plays 400% all the time no matter what and eventually the body will tell you to “knock it off” and then gives out.

    BTW, has Soares been seen around the practice field lately or with the team since he’s been sidelined?

  144. d1島 September 4, 2008 2:57 pm

    As far as seeing the plays develop, what you say is true about the yellow seats but after so many years of watching my sons play PS, I am real used to the EZ view. 🙂
    Seriously, I really like it for watching the line action. Nothing beats seeing the O-line blast a hole and watch the RB rip one through. Or conversely, watching a Warrior LB fill a hole and go mano-a-mano for a stop!
    Wow! Psyching myself up!

  145. da princess' classmate September 4, 2008 3:01 pm

    d1, you know i still like the endzone view just as much as the sideline view. but i think it’s just looking at it from that height is what helps me out the most. could just be me though.

    t-minus 51 hours and change 🙂

  146. BowsForever September 4, 2008 3:01 pm

    Thanks for the responses. If I do go, maybe I’ll try for blue or lower. I don’t mind a nice view but I’d prefer to see where the ball is. 🙂

  147. Rob25 September 4, 2008 3:04 pm

    homey ⑤:

    September 4th, 2008 at 2:25 pm
    Ralph – Hmmmm, I found it relatively easy to use.

    When you have all that time at night doing “security,” you can become a master of things. That’s how you learned how to post backwards and upside down…right?

  148. d1島 September 4, 2008 3:06 pm


    Really doesn’t matter where you are.
    Just be there, and be LOUD!

    Oh man, I gotta ramp it down a little.
    If I’m not careful I may find myself putting on my new old school jersey and go look for Jason! 👿


  149. homey ⑤ September 4, 2008 3:08 pm

    Rob25 – I have time when I’m not sleeping during the day!!!! BTW, that’s not the only thing I can do backwards and upside down.

    Anyway, if you have the chance, download google chrome and you too can be on a Geico commercial. In fact Google should use those cavemen to do a chrome commercial…

  150. homey ⑤ September 4, 2008 3:10 pm

    d1 – you take on Jason and I’ll deal with joje.

  151. Kazz September 4, 2008 3:10 pm


  152. Kazz September 4, 2008 3:12 pm


    the North end zone had it’s perks but now that the Ono Cheesesteaks are gone… not so sure now. At least we are next to the band and the Rainbow Dancers tho! 🙂

  153. Kazz September 4, 2008 3:13 pm


    I think I am going crazy, but I’m pretty sure I don’t have your e-mail.

    Send it to me at tsaikotailgate (at) gmail (dot) com.


  154. diesel September 4, 2008 3:13 pm

    clinton portis is a beast.

  155. chawan_cut September 4, 2008 3:17 pm

    zorn’s play calling sucks.
    portis is doing everything but not enough.

  156. chawan_cut September 4, 2008 3:18 pm

    i just realized i turned into that armchair qb/coach that i hate. ok, i’ll shut up now.

  157. homey ⑤ September 4, 2008 3:20 pm

    chawan – Let ‘er rip, backseat drivers are welcome!

  158. Pride. September 4, 2008 3:21 pm

    No chawan, you can continue questioning the playcalling. That’s why football is so much fun. We can all sit back and pretend that we are the coach calling the plays. I do that all of the time, even though I don’t know a darn thing about gameplans and calling palys.

  159. chawan_cut September 4, 2008 3:22 pm

    nah, i don’t like it when people second guess coach mack and his decisions, and i don’t want to turn into them.

  160. homey ⑤ September 4, 2008 3:23 pm

    chawan – c’mon! I criticize food and I’m not a chef.

  161. Pride. September 4, 2008 3:24 pm

    Sometimes lack of excecution by the players can make a coach’s playcalling look bad. At other times, superior excecution can make a coach look brilliant.

  162. homey ⑤ September 4, 2008 3:25 pm

    …and just because I ate all the food doesn’t mean it tasted good.

    Wait, where am I going with this? never mind…

  163. Pride. September 4, 2008 3:27 pm

    So that’s why I had no food at the cattle call and the bog party.

  164. Shannon September 4, 2008 3:28 pm

    Let’s try this again…

    ST, in re: post #140

    Just curious… Why such the shuffle to replace Letuli? Why don’t they just put Hisatake there? I thought he was on the bubble of starting too? If he’s not good enough to compete for a spot on the O-Line, maybe they should just put him back on the D-Line, where he was recruited to play in the first place. No sense wasting his talent…

  165. Kazz September 4, 2008 3:28 pm

    Rainbowtique Website

    They just added more items and FINALLY the new UA jerseys. #s 6, 11, 17, and 44 are all offered online now and they come in youth sizes. 65.00 for adult and 50.00 for keiki.

    Hmmm… I also see full-sized Riddell helmets like the ones Elimimian wears. 350.00 though 🙁 .

  166. homey ⑤ September 4, 2008 3:33 pm

    Pride. – snooze you lose.

    chawan – Taking Pride.’s #161 comment further, a coach would take the blame for all the bad and give kudos to the players for all the good. That’s why I’m not a coach cause I just blame the refs.

  167. Kazz September 4, 2008 3:34 pm


    September 4th, 2008 at 3:28 pm
    Let’s try this again…

    ST, in re: post #140

    Just curious… Why such the shuffle to replace Letuli? Why don’t they just put Hisatake there? I thought he was on the bubble of starting too? If he’s not good enough to compete for a spot on the O-Line, maybe they should just put him back on the D-Line, where he was recruited to play in the first place. No sense wasting his talent…

    My only assumption is that this is a case of “point of no return”.

    While the d-line may be Hisatake’s “natural” position from his JUCO days, his focus and training has been all on the o-line. With only one more year of eligibility for him they may think it would be a step backward to put him on the d-line considering how much time and effort was placed (by both the coaches and Hisatake himself) on developing his o-line skills, even though it was his original position coming into UH.

    This is only my assumption.

    However as a DE with his size and the fact that he dropped weight this season does seem like a good addition to the d-line… On paper at least. Again, I am not able to see what the coaches see.

  168. homey ⑤ September 4, 2008 3:34 pm

    Shannon – See ST’s #114 post.

  169. chawan_cut September 4, 2008 3:37 pm

    i take your stance too.
    its always the refs fault.

  170. chawan_cut September 4, 2008 3:42 pm

    this has turned into a punting contest.
    so boring

  171. homey ⑤ September 4, 2008 3:43 pm

    chawan – clarification on refs:

    If the refs or umpires are volunteers I will not dispute their calls, I will not yell at them and I will not ridicule them. However, if they are being paid, I assume they know the rules then they are fair game if I so happen to disagree with them.

  172. homey ⑤ September 4, 2008 3:45 pm

    chawan – I know what you mean, it’s like going on a blind date and having nothing in common other than you couldn’t find a regular date and had to settle for the blind date.

  173. Kazz September 4, 2008 3:47 pm

    homey ⑤:

    September 4th, 2008 at 3:43 pm
    chawan – clarification on refs:

    If the refs or umpires are volunteers I will not dispute their calls, I will not yell at them and I will not ridicule them. However, if they are being paid, I assume they know the rules then they are fair game if I so happen to disagree with them.

    I believe in the same thing with athletes.

    In a pop-warner, high school, or college game I believe there is no sense to get so upset to start yelling stuff like “scrub”, “loser”, or “idiot” at them. It’s not called for and it’s just rude manners as they are still “amature” athletes and they DESERVE the support of their respective fans.

    Now…. Pro athletes…. Hey, DOCTORS AND EDUCATORS are not making the kind of bread those guys are making and I will yell whatever I want!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! 😈

  174. Rob25 September 4, 2008 3:49 pm

    Kazz – Just shot you an email!

    North End Zone representing with Kazz. Section TT in the brown…yes, I am right next to the scoreboard. I like being near the band…guess old habits die hard. Love being able to watch the play develop without being in the nosebleed section. We always go up top after the game…above the scoreboard while they play the alma mater and to cheer the boys. It’s become a tradition with Frank and I. I will have to carry on this season on my own.

    Frank says hi to everyone…internet sucks at Fort Hood right now.

  175. da princess' classmate September 4, 2008 3:49 pm

    zorn’s play calling is so conservative, and what’s he doing down 2 scores running the ball on consecutive plays like that. maybe he don’t knwo how to be a head coach.

  176. homey ⑤ September 4, 2008 3:50 pm

    Kazz – So true…Now where are those Boise and Fresno players. 😈

  177. diesel September 4, 2008 3:52 pm

    you know how they have the players say their school name when introducing the roster…

    when former hurricanes say it.. they call their university “the U”
    former ohio state players call it… “THE” Ohio State University.

    i haven’t seen a former UH player introduced in the starting line up yet.. I know Samson prolly has said the school name but I never caught it on TV yet.

  178. Shannon September 4, 2008 3:52 pm

    Mahalo’s Kazz & homey… Yeah, I saw ST’s post #114, just wanted some clarification or discussion. I just remember big hype when he was being recruited, just seems poho if he doesn’t get PT this year…

  179. homey ⑤ September 4, 2008 3:53 pm

    Howzit Frank!!!!

  180. diesel September 4, 2008 3:53 pm

    I don’t think Campbell knows its 4th Qtr.

  181. da princess' classmate September 4, 2008 3:55 pm

    kynan forney used his high school once. not sure about vince manuwai.

  182. homey ⑤ September 4, 2008 3:57 pm

    Shannon – I know what you mean. Maybe Hisatake just needs to get a better grasp of the o-line techniques and once he does he will step it up and battle even harder for a starting spot. Until then, I hope Letuli and Kia heal up and be ready for the OSU game.

  183. da princess' classmate September 4, 2008 3:57 pm

    cmapbell less than 100 yrds passing, too bad 4 him, poor guy must’ve had to learn 6 offenses in the last 8 years or so.

  184. diesel September 4, 2008 4:02 pm

    anyone know if Ikaika is starting this Sunday against Atlanta?

  185. Kazz September 4, 2008 4:05 pm


    Boise State and Fresno State players I don’t mind… The fans of Boise State are nice for the most part… However… the fans aka the “fire starters” of Fresno State armed with their internet postings of allegations of Hawaii fans and the people of Hawaii are a bit too much for me. I have ill thoughts for them.

  186. chawan_cut September 4, 2008 4:05 pm

    yes, i only yell at refs at UH and pro games. they get paid good money to suck. i won’t yell at little kid games, etc.
    date thing: i have no clue what you’re talking about. oh wait, you meant boring. then yes.

  187. curveball September 4, 2008 4:09 pm

    Jason Campbell sucks

  188. Ralph September 4, 2008 4:09 pm

    campbell is to slow, Zorn always mentioned I want the team to play fast and up the tempo, he doesn’t move to the huddle and line with any urgency.

  189. Ralph September 4, 2008 4:13 pm

    Homey google chrome features only a search engine and URL site together with tabs at the top. Am I missing some features that you have…my google toolbar doesn’t load and it won’t transfer my bookmarks from firefox. I used the options drop down and it does have a feature to transfer from other browser but it states firefox is unavailable..

  190. BowsForever September 4, 2008 4:15 pm

    Huh – Gary on the Sports Animals says he saw Colt in uniform. If he’s inactive, how can he suit up?

  191. Ralph September 4, 2008 4:16 pm

    Homey what time are you going to the tailgate at the field…are you helping koakane..and what time is the R. field gate open, Kazz mentioned 2pm for parking but did not state whether the gate opens at 2

  192. Ralph September 4, 2008 4:19 pm

    Hawaiimoms advertising a lot on this site, the website must be a must see and visit site…I checked the present site and its already a nice setup..ESME needs to put her name in bold print since she is the editor.

  193. curveball September 4, 2008 4:19 pm

    How can it be that Cooley gets 1 catch for 7 yards. This QB can’t find his receivers and just goes to the easy short one which he misses anyway.

  194. Ralph September 4, 2008 4:23 pm

    skins were down by 9 but the plays called were runs and short passes consuming a lot valuable time and there were no no huddle or up tempo plays called. mayhbe these veterans should have played more in the preseason to learn the system

  195. Kazz September 4, 2008 4:28 pm

    Hmmm.. as obvious as it sounds. The Oregon State game is a barometer of how far our team goes this season.

    More than ever I am NOT convinced that UH on a road is a disadvantage and with respect to the home fans of Corvallis, we just went to hell and back in Florida. Sure we came out really short handed BUT the crowd and the location were NOT factors in our loss to the Gators.

    Oregon State is NO Florida and by what I heard happened in Stanford, Oregon State has a lot to prove to themselves as well. Plus, we owe them one for the CLOSE game in 2006.

    But that’s all pointless if we don’t take care of Weber State in two days of course.

  196. Kazz September 4, 2008 4:30 pm


    There are no gates to where we will be at.

    The guards posted will just be at the beginning of the open road checking to see who belongs there and who doesn’t. Just toss them the password and you’ll be ok.

  197. da princess' classmate September 4, 2008 4:31 pm

    cheehoo i had plax 🙂

    crapper i had cooley 🙁

  198. da princess' classmate September 4, 2008 4:33 pm

    we couldn’t stop samie stroughter in 2006, hope we’re better at it in 2008. of course, we didn’t have mouton in 06 either 🙂

  199. sjmacro September 4, 2008 4:38 pm

    Missed a phone call from bhf2 yesterday. Flight connection missed somewhere and calling from Denver. Supposed to have overnighted in LA and be home this evening. Sounded like he intended to make the game Saturday. Long haul out of swamp and hurricane land. Safe journey bhf2 ❗

  200. Pauoa Boy September 4, 2008 4:38 pm

    LMAO @ Chris Cooley’s Fantasy Draft… they really don’t know chit about Fantasy Football listening to their first round draft picks…

  201. BowsForever September 4, 2008 4:42 pm

    In Colt’s defense, he did seem to be texting most of the time, so he wasn’t fully focused on his picks. 😛

    Speaking of Colt, wonder if he’ll at least be “active” for next game?

  202. Shannon September 4, 2008 4:44 pm

    Kazz – well put about OSU… that game is a must to keep up morale for the season…but more importantly, Weber State is a must to keep up morale immediately…

  203. HiFlyer September 4, 2008 4:45 pm

    Condolences to the Young family.

    Bhf2 hope you make it back in time for this weeks game.

  204. Pauoa Boy September 4, 2008 4:46 pm

    Re: #23

    Cody Nakamura needs to stop whining like a lil B–ch! I hate players who expect to get scholarship offers from D1 colleges. If you were really that good you would’ve got and offer so stop crying! Besides if you want to go to a specific school get your name out there to the coaches, send video, call, email, whateva you gotta do to get noticed!

  205. Ralph September 4, 2008 4:48 pm

    thanks duffer, i read about the vulnerability on cnet yesterday…i am not a computer geek so “flaw” grabs my attention immediately and I deleted it..I have java on my computer, why do i have java, no clue, it keeps loading and up dating and i don’t know what programs that i use needs it…

  206. Pauoa Boy September 4, 2008 4:49 pm

    I love the fact that the Redskins players have taken a liking to Colt. Seems like Cooley and Colt will be a great combo for the Skins. Hope Coach Zorn realizes that Campbell is a scrub, Collins is ancient, and Colt Brennan is the real deal! Coach Zorn just needs to stop bullchittin already…

  207. Pauoa Boy September 4, 2008 4:51 pm

    Is Fu now retired from football or is he still playing somewhere??? Anyone got the 411?

    Somebody mentioned about Nate Ilaoa too. Is he still playing Arena Ball???

  208. Stephen Tsai September 4, 2008 4:53 pm

    I debated whether to run another picture of Bulla.
    I went with my gut feeling.
    Which is why I ran the picture of the Zip-Pacs.

  209. diesel September 4, 2008 4:56 pm

    zip pacs ftw!!

  210. koakane iPhone September 4, 2008 5:00 pm

    Howdy Tsai-ko country how you’all doing? Still in da compound waiting for late mtgs to start.

    Got to leave now lurk latter on tonight. Esme whoopsh

  211. Pauoa Boy September 4, 2008 5:02 pm

    I could use a Zip Pac right now…

  212. djmitcho September 4, 2008 5:03 pm

    Thanks for the heads up on the Rainbowtique having the jerseys available online. I just ordered mine. WooHoo!

  213. djmitcho September 4, 2008 5:05 pm

    I agree with PB, a Zip Pac with a side of mac salad!
    PB are you ready for some fantasy football? Good Luck this week.

  214. djmitcho September 4, 2008 5:05 pm

    I agree with PB, a Zip Pac with a side of mac salad!
    PB are you ready for some fantasy football? Good Luck this week.

  215. djmitcho September 4, 2008 5:05 pm

    wow, how did I double post

  216. FloridaTed September 4, 2008 5:10 pm

    Watching the Redskins game, two things came to mind, either Zorn has no faith in Campbell to run the WCO properly or his playcalling is terrible.
    Campbell made some lousy throws, especially the one out of bounds, a sure first down and more.

    That offense is nowhere near in synch and I’m not sure if it’s the QB or the receivers or both, but the D showed promise at least. Sounds a little bit like the Warriors.

  217. Pauoa Boy September 4, 2008 5:11 pm

    Howzit djmitcho – yups I ready, pau set up the lineup for dis week so we see what happens…

    KAZZ, Eh no need worry about the jersey buleh, I just going ordah em online for save dah hassle. Mahalos anyway!

  218. Kazz September 4, 2008 5:15 pm

    Pauoa Boy,

    See what they charge for shipping. I’ve heard stories, but if you change your mind I can get you Funaki’s # next week no problem.

    You have my # and e-mail if anything.

  219. wafan September 4, 2008 5:20 pm

    Does anyone know what is going on with M/M Rainbow Cliff? I hope things are going to improve.

    Those Zip-Paks are a tempting. I will have to work on making one for myself.

  220. BG September 4, 2008 5:23 pm


    UH 40 and Weber 20


  221. Pauoa Boy September 4, 2008 5:24 pm

    Kazz – I think UPS ground is 9 bones… second day air 14 bones…

  222. Rich2176 September 4, 2008 5:26 pm

    wafan – I’m preparing an email to send privately to all bloggers that I’ve got an addy for. The situation should not be on this forum, but Cliff is so appreciative of everyone’s support. My email is the name you see at

  223. Pauoa Boy September 4, 2008 5:27 pm

    Wondering if get youth size in #11, I only seen for #6? I like get my son one #11 in youth M/L…

  224. curveball September 4, 2008 5:30 pm

    Sorry, I have not been around lately.remodeling. Where is GIGI it might have been posted but I must have missed it…

  225. BG September 4, 2008 5:31 pm


    Cody Nakamura is listed on WSU roster as WR JR 6′ 1″ 215 lbs

    With size like that, why would they make him a TE? Hmmmm (rhetorical question).

  226. Kazz September 4, 2008 5:32 pm

    Pauoa Boy,

    Oh well then that’s not bad shipping then.

    But as for the youth sizes, they are pretty limited to usually just one #. I called Rainbowtique and the youth sizes only have #6.

    No word yet when or if they will have custom UA jerseys.

    I dream of having a #53 with “CRUSH-EM” on the back of it!!!

  227. BG September 4, 2008 5:32 pm


    Thanks, buddy. Will stand by for your message.

  228. Pauoa Boy September 4, 2008 5:34 pm


    Honestly I dunno and no care what size he is cause he going get slammed anyway haha!

  229. Pauoa Boy September 4, 2008 5:38 pm

    Kazz – Tanks for the info, no worry I already when put my order in already. Plus my friend can get the names screen printed on replicas or stitched on the authentic ones. He made me one authentic Pisa Tinoisamoa St. Louis Rams #50 jersey look just like real!

  230. Frank September 4, 2008 5:38 pm

    Hey there Tsaikos and Tsaikettes

    Homey:whats up!!!!!!!!

    Rob25:Hey sweetheart Love you very much!!!!!!! miss you Baby

  231. Maverick September 4, 2008 5:47 pm

    Wow Wow Wow, Mr. & Mrs. Bulla going Full Tilt. Hawaiian Hospitality at it’s finest.
    Luv it.
    No other state in our union can come close.
    Welcome Weber St. and best’est of luck.
    U guys come back now, ya’ hear?

  232. Pauoa Boy September 4, 2008 5:50 pm

    Sorry off subject, but is it just me or is McCain’s running mate Sarah Palin smokin hot or what? Definitely a Cougar in my book!!! 🙂

  233. Jason September 4, 2008 5:54 pm

    Re: Hisatake at tackle. I’m going to play armchair coach here, even though Pride and WarriorMojo are the OL experts. I think Hisatake has the talent to play offensive line well, but he doesn’t look all that comfortable in space yet. I think keeping him at guard is good for now, then let him take another stab at tackle next spring. Even if he’s not ready to start, having him as a backup is important to the offensive line depth; I’m not sold on some of the younger guys. They are athletic, but I don’t think they’re experienced enough yet.

    As for Colt dressing, he was the 3rd QB. Usually you have two QBs on the 45-man active roster, and the 3rd QB is the emergency QB; he is technically inactive (along with seven others), but if he is put into the game at any time in the first three quarters, then the 1st and 2nd QBs are barred from re-entering the game.

  234. ??????? September 4, 2008 5:56 pm

    To bad she is dumb as a rock…

  235. Rich2176 September 4, 2008 5:58 pm

    PB – I think she was in beauty pagents at one point. I’m waiting for the implant scandle to hit. So, I usually don’t get real political. I like both candidates on certain issues, however, there is no way in hell I can vote for McCain knowing she is a heart beat away from commander in chief.

  236. Pauoa Boy September 4, 2008 5:59 pm

    AINOKEA, she way better looking then Obama’s wife that’s for sure!

  237. Pauoa Boy September 4, 2008 6:01 pm

    Howzit Rich2176 – Yeah kind of scary to think who will be our next Commander in Chief…but oh wells, I just follow orders regardless, lol…

  238. Rich2176 September 4, 2008 6:02 pm

    PB – Here’s more on your gal from wikipedia….She’s got ties to Hawaii….

    In 1984, Palin won the Miss Wasilla Pageant,[6][7] then finished second in the Miss Alaska pageant,[8] at which she won a college scholarship and the “Miss Congeniality” award.[5] Palin admits to smoking marijuana as a youth, during the time when possession was legal in Alaska, though she says she did not enjoy it.[9]

    Palin attended Hawaii Pacific in Honolulu for a semester in 1982, majoring in Business Administration. She transferred in 1983 to North Idaho College.[10] In 1987,[11] Palin received a Bachelor of Science degree in communications-journalism from the University of Idaho, where she also minored in political science.[12][13]

    In 1988, she worked as a sports reporter for KTUU-TV in Anchorage, Alaska.[14] She also helped in her husband’s family commercial fishing business.[15] Palin also had a 20% ownership in an Anchorage car wash business, according to state corporation records filed in 2004. Palin failed to report her stake in the company when running for governor in 2006; in April 2007, the state issued a “certificate of involuntary dissolution” because of the company’s failure to file its biennial report and pay state licensing fees.[16]

  239. Maverick September 4, 2008 6:02 pm

    PB – Re> Palin-
    Sizzle my da Fizzle, No look back, ‘cuz I gonna vote for her Shizzle. Schwiiiingus Idus

  240. Kazz September 4, 2008 6:03 pm

    If I were running for President I would announce Rebecca Romijn-Stamos (or should I say “O’Connell”?) as my running mate…

    However only under the condition that she is to be dressed in her “Mystique” character from the X-Men movies at all times during the election and my term as President.

  241. Koa-mahu September 4, 2008 6:04 pm

    PB – forget her! What about me? I’ll ROCK your world!!!

  242. Rich2176 September 4, 2008 6:04 pm

    PB – that’s why my dad never voted when he was serving. As a CSM, he followed and gave orders..

  243. Pauoa Boy September 4, 2008 6:05 pm

    Maverick – LMAO, uh what da heo???

    Rich2176 – Mahalos although I’m with ST on my girl being good ol Paula Abdul haha…Sarah Palin is Cougar material definite MILF for sure 🙂

  244. Pauoa Boy September 4, 2008 6:08 pm

    Koa-Mahu – Realleh, show me what you working with den, no be shame I like see, I heard you was one Rock, all solid ah?

  245. Rich2176 September 4, 2008 6:09 pm

    PB – One of the women on CNBC also used that term for her this morning….only she said “Four letter word starting with M and ending in F”. All the anchor guys cracked up…

  246. Pauoa Boy September 4, 2008 6:10 pm

    Rich2176 – I hear you, I myself don’t get involved too much with politics and don’t vote either. Palin maybe changing my mind, haha

  247. duffer September 4, 2008 6:11 pm

    WOW Tadd Fujikawa’s dad indicted on meth trafficking.

    News on 9

  248. Pauoa Boy September 4, 2008 6:12 pm

    SARAH PALIN = MILF she got my vote haha

  249. Maverick September 4, 2008 6:13 pm

    PB –
    Stay with da Snoop and Latin talk- No git pilakea


  250. Pauoa Boy September 4, 2008 6:16 pm

    Maverick – uhhh what??? haha

  251. Stretch September 4, 2008 6:19 pm

    Good Evening Tsaikos..

    Been a long day and now will try to go through all the posts.

    PB – what is MILF??

  252. Garret September 4, 2008 6:20 pm

    Can’t blog much tonight–my sister-in-law and Lori’s cousin are visiting us tonight. They came to town just in time for us to take my sister-in-law out for her birthday dinner, then they are leaving fairly early tomorrow. So, tonight I’m playing host…though I’ve snuck away for a few minutes to check the blog.

  253. Pauoa Boy September 4, 2008 6:22 pm

    Stretch – ever watched American Pie??? Da guy Harold from Harold and Kumar explained it in that movie, haha…

  254. Garret September 4, 2008 6:24 pm

    Someone asked why Colt was in uniform despite being inactive. The #3 QB will *always* be in uniform and will almost always be inactive to save an active roster spot for someone else. If the first 2 guys get hurt or are really bad in the game, they can put the #3 QB in the game despite his inactive status. As Jason said they cannot put either the #1 or #2 QBs in the game once the #3 guy plays, but since the #1 and #2 guys are either injured or ineffective it doesn’t matter.

    So, Colt could theoretically play in any game. In fact, they could put him in the game during blowouts if they wanted since the top guys wouldn’t go back to the game anyway. Assuming he stays the #3 QB for now, Colt will always be two plays away from going into the game…

  255. koakane™ September 4, 2008 6:24 pm

    meeting ended and in office closing shop see all on the oddah side latter on tonight 😳

    befoa I close up wanted to comment on jas insights. 😆 in my observation of hisatake at guard he looked very tentative with his assignments. not quite sure whom to block at times. physically he can handle but oline is also mental. need to know assignment and have the technique down in order to get it done. he does not have that package yet. when the d made switches and movements he really messed up other line blocking assignments. he is still feeling his way through it. this does not help when oline need to function as one unit.

    if he is a work in process then keep him there and play him using his strengths. if running sub him or vice vers when passing. gradually let him play a whole series if both techniques become natural. pride probably can give you moa stuff lattas.

    awhhhhhhhhh nuff already got to get home and watch vball. 🙂

  256. Rich2176 September 4, 2008 6:25 pm

    Stretch – google is a wonderful tool…

  257. Maverick September 4, 2008 6:27 pm

    Still remember the day my 17 year old son came home wearing a “Got MILF” T-shirt.
    I swiped it, and wore it around Hilo town.

    Still no luck.

  258. Kazz September 4, 2008 6:28 pm


    September 4th, 2008 at 6:11 pm
    WOW Tadd Fujikawa’s dad indicted on meth trafficking.

    News on 9


  259. Rich2176 September 4, 2008 6:29 pm

    Maverick…too funny

  260. Kazz September 4, 2008 6:29 pm


    What’s wrong with milf and cookies??? 😆

  261. Pauoa Boy September 4, 2008 6:30 pm

    Maverick – LMAO – I had one with the Taco Bell dog that read “Yo Quiero MILF’s”

  262. Stretch September 4, 2008 6:30 pm

    PB & Rich – you guys are TERRIBLE!!! I can’t believe you guys are putting these types of things on the blog!! You should be ashamed of yourselves…. :wink

  263. Kazz September 4, 2008 6:30 pm

    Anyone know for sure if there will be a replay on K-5 tonight of the Wahine match?

  264. Pauoa Boy September 4, 2008 6:30 pm

    Oooh I like me some milf and cookies haha

  265. Ronnie September 4, 2008 6:31 pm


    September 4th, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    September 4th, 2008 at 6:11 pm
    WOW Tadd Fujikawa’s dad indicted on meth trafficking.

    News on 9


    Double 😮

  266. Maverick September 4, 2008 6:31 pm

    Aloha Garret-
    was wondering whats up with Colt’s status. Thanks for clearing that up.
    Hope all is going top shape on your end. Which games you attending this year?

  267. Ronnie September 4, 2008 6:31 pm

    Ok, I don’t know how to do the big eye face that Stretch did…

    but 2 of those!

  268. Kazz September 4, 2008 6:33 pm

    Ronnie and Duffer,

    My first reaction was to laugh. Does that make me bad?

  269. Pauoa Boy September 4, 2008 6:36 pm

    Stretch – Uh sorry I think 😉

  270. Maverick September 4, 2008 6:38 pm

    Cookies and MILF go hand in hand at midnight?


  271. Thomas Mui September 4, 2008 6:38 pm

    I understand that Tadd Fjuikawa’s father hasn’t been in Tadd’s life for a long time.

  272. Garret September 4, 2008 6:38 pm


    I finished my paper so things are a little more relaxed right now. I have a proposal due on the 15th, but I’ll be in Oregon from the 11th to the 15th, so I need to finish the proposal in a week.

    So far, Oregon State is the only game I can go to. Other games I might have been going to I’ll either be in DC for work or on a cruise ship with family. If I sell the company off in November, then I’ll treat myself to whatever bowl game UH is playing in (I went to their last 2 bowl games).

    My company is doing well. We actually are paying 5 people now…not all full-time but it is nice to get the money to people.

  273. Ralph September 4, 2008 6:38 pm

    Kazz replay tonight at 10:30

  274. Maverick September 4, 2008 6:43 pm


    Awesome possum!
    Sounds like everything is going smoooth.
    No Fresno St. on your plans?

  275. Garret September 4, 2008 6:52 pm

    You can see Gov. Palin giving one of her sports reports for TV in Alaska at this link. You can tell it is Alaskan news–the Iditarod is the lead story.

  276. Thomas Mui September 4, 2008 6:53 pm

    STRETCH: MILF = Moro Insurgent Liberation Force (says Google as an alternate definition).

  277. Garret September 4, 2008 6:54 pm


    On the day of the Fresno State game I’ll be boarding a cruise ship with my wife, kids, parents, sister, brother-in-law, their 3 kids, and 2 of our friends. We will be celebrating my 41st birthday (big day for Japanese men). So, I can’t attend that game…wish I could be there to support the team!

  278. Kazz September 4, 2008 6:59 pm

    Mahalo Ralph.

    At least I’ll be able to end tonight on a good note before attempting to survive tomorrow to make through to SATURDAY!!!!!

  279. Stretch September 4, 2008 7:05 pm

    No wonder Santa Claus likes going into everyone’s home, he gets Milf and Cookies at every stop for Christmas.

  280. Stretch September 4, 2008 7:07 pm

    Santa Claus = Lucky Dog

  281. Pauoa Boy September 4, 2008 7:13 pm

    Kay gang time to go get milf and cookies before bed, take it easy and no get nawts!

  282. Garret September 4, 2008 7:41 pm

    Sister-in-law has to work now so I’m going to do a quick run through the Miami papers.

    Looks like Bess will be activated for Miami’s game! He’s the #2 kick and punt returner, which means he quite likely get at least a return or two in the game!

    Following through with coach Tony Sparano’s philosophy of not coaching scared, the Dolphins plan to have Ted Ginn Jr. serving as the No. 1 receiver, and top kickoff and punt returner. Davone Bess is the second option, which means he’ll likely be activated for Sunday’s game.

  283. Garret September 4, 2008 7:42 pm

    As expected, Jason Ferguson has taught Samson a lot. It is great for Samson that he has such a good vet to work with in practice.

    I suspect the big difference will be Jason Ferguson, who in my opinion has been the biggest addition the Trifecta has made. Not only does he fortify the center of the defense, which is critical, but he’s helped center Samson Satele improve, teaching him the finer points of his position.

    “He’s taught me about leverage, little technique stuff,” Satele said of Ferguson, who convinced Satele he played too light on his feet. “Thanks to him I can now block him…I ask him a lot of questions. A lot.”

  284. Garret September 4, 2008 7:46 pm

    This reporter watched today’s practice and Bess was the starting slot receiver!

    Just finished watching my 30 minute of practice, and here are my observations.

    Davone Bess is running as the slot receiver in a three wide package.

  285. Garret September 4, 2008 7:47 pm

    These reporters (different newspaper than the other stuff I posted) also discussed Bess.

    Davone Bess, the undrafted free agent out of Hawaii, has really impressed his new coaches. He may be a fourth or fifth receiver this year, but he is a polished route runner, has great hands and will be a standout slot receiver in time.

  286. FloridaTed September 4, 2008 8:17 pm

    Just checked the Redskins boards and boy, 90 % are ripping Campbell a new a-hole and in a poll of who gives them the best chance to win, Colt got more votes than the other two combined. That’s crazy, after just one game. I hope they don’t rush Colt along too fast, if Campbell falters.

    I’m glad we don’t have fickle fans like that on this board. The QB on the bench is always the most popular, when things go wrong.

  287. Stretch September 4, 2008 8:23 pm

    FloridaTed –

    I’m glad we don’t have fickle fans like that on this board. The QB on the bench is always the most popular, when things go wrong.

    That kind of sounds similar to what some of the UH “fans” were saying after the Florida game

  288. HiFlyer September 4, 2008 8:32 pm


    Agree with you.

    I think most pro sports fans are like that because these athletes are being paid to produce a winning game, but there is a learning curve to consider.

  289. MeiLing September 4, 2008 8:37 pm

    Great news about Bess!

    Mr. & Mrs. Bulla ~ Such aloha spirit to feed the Weber St. team. If you got those Zip-Pacs at the McCully Zippy’s you might have seen my bro. Peter, da manager. You guys too good!

    Kewl pictures, ST.


  290. Shannon September 4, 2008 8:37 pm

    FloridaTed & HiFlyer:

    I agree too. But who really expected a stellar performance from Alexander or Rausch? I didn’t. Even Rolo knows that you can’t just come in here from a JC and expect to “get” the offense during your first game…

  291. curveball September 4, 2008 8:42 pm

    It is going to be tough to be a Redskin fan when Zorn coaches that badly and Campbell can not figure out the offense and find the open men…go Colt…. but I am concerned..actually maybe they all did Colt a favor

  292. BowsForever September 4, 2008 8:46 pm

    I would prefer Colt not get thrown to the wolves right away like Matt Ryan or Joe Flacco, but I do think he’d progress as least as well as them IF all things are pretty equal (quality of O-line protection and receivers). It seems the RBs and TEs are pretty solid, but I didn’t follow tonight’s game so I don’t know how the rest of the offense did.

  293. Garret September 4, 2008 8:49 pm

    Texas A&M fans sure are delusional! Considering the hard games left on their schedule (Texas, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, etc.), it is hard to believe that they would have a thread discussing their national title hopes after they lost at home to Arkansas State to start their season.

  294. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER September 4, 2008 8:50 pm


    Yup- ‘skins fans are calling for Colt already.
    At least when he’s on the field, there is the HOPE of something good to happen.
    Time for nigh nigh.

    Sweet dreams!

  295. Garret September 4, 2008 8:51 pm

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

    Honda is releasing their Prius-competitor in April 2009–the new Honda Insight. This will be a 5-passenger car slightly smaller than the Prius and it will get an estimated 60 mpg. The huge news is that it is expected to cost just $18,500! At that price Lori and I will be happy to wait for it to come out before we get a second car. Right now we have just one car (a hybrid) and we can deal with that awhile longer to get a car at that price.

  296. Garret September 4, 2008 8:52 pm

    DARPA-funded work appears to have found that quercetin (naturally occurring substance contained in fruits and vegetables) fights against the flu and helps with endurance. Quercetin is found in red onions, grapes, blueberries, tea, broccoli and red wine.

  297. Garret September 4, 2008 8:53 pm

    Sony had to recall 73,000 laptops due to a short-circuit and overheating problem–one user has been burned and at least 15 cases of overheating are known of.

  298. Garret September 4, 2008 8:53 pm

    German police are searching for someone who went 62 mph, far above the speed limit…on a skateboard!

  299. Garret September 4, 2008 8:54 pm

    Man lost his hat on a Magic Mountain ride and climbed TWO security fences to try to get it! He was hit by a roller coaster and is in critical condition.

  300. Garret September 4, 2008 8:54 pm

    Free play links pau.

  301. OldDiver September 4, 2008 9:21 pm

    LizKauai, did you vote for Colt to start on the Redskins site? I voted for Colt just to p***off the Colt haters. heh!

  302. chawan_cut September 4, 2008 9:29 pm

    it is so hard to watch the wahine volleyball team.
    so inconsistant.

  303. isleboy September 4, 2008 9:31 pm

    Weber State player interviewed on KGMBTV news tonite…..”Spam……”
    he was surprised what was contained in his bento….LOL…..

  304. Jason September 4, 2008 9:32 pm

    Hey, I’m back from Queen’s. I have a new baby nephew. 🙂

    Speaking of which, THIS IS A FAMILY BLOG. I’m looking at you, Pauoa Boy. 😀

  305. chawan_cut September 4, 2008 9:33 pm

    trying to get that news clip uploaded

  306. Stretch September 4, 2008 9:38 pm

    Jason – you know what MILF is?? I had to google it.

  307. expat September 4, 2008 9:44 pm

    So… Pauoa Boy

    In a few months Palin will be hitting a new category for you. The “GILF”

    Geev ‘um.

  308. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER September 4, 2008 9:45 pm

    OldDiver- I voted for Colt on 2 polls – there may be more. WTH- for Colt’s sake, I hope #s 1&2 can get it together. But if it means anything to win games this year- Campbell looks as lost as he did in preseason and there are only so many “chances” left to “get it”.

    Watching the wahine VB right now…

  309. Ralph September 4, 2008 9:47 pm

    the wahines are digging and passing a lot better this season, hopefully it keeps improving, but Mafua’s setting is to predictable- high left to frequently or where’s houston

  310. Stretch September 4, 2008 9:49 pm

    Herring is going to dominate by the time she pau her college carrer

  311. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER September 4, 2008 9:51 pm

    Good Job, Wahine!
    They win in 5

  312. Jason September 4, 2008 9:52 pm

    I saw a few glimpses of Herring during the Penn State game, I really liked what I saw. I’m not that knowledgeable in volleyball, though, so I will defer to the experts like Al.

    Stretch: Nowadays, young people … know stuff. Sad, I know.

  313. Unkanesson September 4, 2008 10:06 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos!
    Been out all day, just getting caught up on my lurking and saw Pomai’s post #52 with the latest prognostimacations for the game this Saturday, so here’s mine:
    UH 56 Weber St. 3
    Warrior D. Dominates, scoring evenly distributed between Offense, Defense and Special Teams.

  314. Kekoa September 4, 2008 10:13 pm

    Jason ~ Good Job Uncle Jase! Now was that hard? You have a nephew to bring up in the UH football traditions. Your mission, keep him safe from da dark side influences. Right PB? Auryhte!

  315. NYUH September 4, 2008 10:17 pm

    Just another step towards Colt starting. Campbell’s stats (15/27 133 1) inflated because of the prevent defenses he faced.

    Garret: DARPA invented the Internet and now the cure for the common cold? God, I love government spending!

  316. uhfan808 September 4, 2008 10:26 pm

    Hi Tsaikos & Tsaikettes, Lurkers & Lurkettes!

    Thought the Warriors did well against UF and the score did not reflect our team’s talent, intensity, and fortitude.

    Can’t wait for Saturday!!!

    GO WARRIORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  317. uhfan808 September 4, 2008 10:33 pm

    Hello there Pomai:

    Warriors – 46
    Bulla’s purple zip pacs – 31

    …Hi Bulla..!

  318. koakane iPhone September 4, 2008 10:34 pm

    congrats to unc jas

    welcome to beast and Wstate, good luck and safe game dis sat. bulla and lyn looking good on tv. now we know what we getting this sat…….spam bwhaaaa

  319. HiFlyer September 4, 2008 10:37 pm

    koakane – would that be a ton of spam?

  320. SteveM September 4, 2008 10:45 pm

    Hi folks. Regarding the Tsaiko-Gate fuud this Saturday, I have listed the known food contribution here for reference. I have removed the names so people feel do not feel compelled to be listed–I think we probably have enough food to restock the “WarriorBoat lifeboat” for two days already…now shooting for 3 and might need a little more rice? 🙂

    But please email Kazz if you are bringing fuud and are not listed on the main Tsaiko-Gate web page (Kazz supplies URL). Email Kazz at: tsaikotailgate (at)

  321. lab rat September 4, 2008 10:48 pm

    The Redskins need more than quarterback. They need a runningback like the Giants. They should have grabbed Regan. I have always wanted them to find another John Riggens.

  322. d1島: September 4, 2008 10:57 pm

    Quick check-in and esme.

    Prayers to those on the Coast Guard chopper and their families.

  323. Bulla September 4, 2008 10:58 pm


    mrs bulla would have won her ‘bomber’ costume had she known she would have been on tv…..hmmmmmm, but mahalo for all the good thoughts and prayers.

  324. d1島: September 4, 2008 10:59 pm

    Bulla and Mrs. bulla,
    Saw that pic and the sports report of the 90 Zip-pacs ready when the Wildcats arrived but after the Beast ate, what did the rest of the team have?


  325. Bulla September 4, 2008 10:59 pm


    hey, surf pac better than subway…any day of the week

  326. Bulla September 4, 2008 11:04 pm


    small snack, and when the beast found out they were having ‘pizza’ for dinner, he put in his order for chikcen katsu plate lunches (6) and desserts for him and 2 team mates. wait, 3 guys, 6 plates…..oh yeah, they’re growing boyz.

    love this line,’…dad, i need some real food…’ haha. the kid commenting on the spam is trevyn smith, RB and a great kid, runs like Jeff Sydner, pretty shifty and no one gets a good lick on him…….

  327. d1島: September 4, 2008 11:11 pm


    All I can say is, “you no like my SPAM, I no like YOU. YOU no like YOUR SPAM, mo fo’ me!”


  328. chawan_cut September 4, 2008 11:16 pm

    here’s tonight’s news

  329. al September 4, 2008 11:41 pm

    hah, d1 i was thinking the same. the way i have seen the beast eat i figured two zip pacs per player and i was puzzled why they only brought 45 players.

  330. al September 4, 2008 11:44 pm

    so some of us are looking past weber state. not something i would condone in this case.
    on any given saturday………i always say.

    i don’t think that mac would allow for that. i have witnessed too many sporting events to know every dog will have its day and you better be prepared for it.

  331. imho September 4, 2008 11:50 pm


    Chase Nakamura…..going in to his senior season he had some major numbers, size, and an unverified 4.5 forty. (note: forty times are always stretching the truth). But, did some of you here, Garret for example, know that he barely played in his senior season because he blew out his knee and missed the basketball season as well. Every school that pursued him backed off. He is going to wind up at Weber St. as a walk on. He was offered this at UH as well.

    As Paul Harvey would say….and that’s the rest of the story.

  332. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc September 4, 2008 11:54 pm

    Okay, what does MILF mean? I googled it and all I got was “No web results found.”

    If you cannot write it on the blog because you’ll get smu’d for writing dirty, then tell me in person.

    Geez, I even looked it up in the “Lexicon of Text Abbreviations” I downloaded a few months ago.


    Re the Wahine volleyball team – they played right at the edge until Game 5 when they slammajamma’d Minnesota into itsybitsy pieces. It was like a brand new team showed up.

    Off -Sports Topic: Although nothing is certain until we have a written contract in hand, it is a great pleasure to announce that the Friends of Falls of Clyde and the Bishop Museum have reached an agreement to transfer ownership of the ship and to save it from being scuttled. The Museum’s Board of Directors will meet on September 25 to confirm the agreement reached by the two parties after the FoFOC was able to produce documentation about insurance, drydock facilities, and proof of our legal existence. Assuming that Board agrees, we’ll bring something to celebrate this event to the September 27th T-Gate.

  333. al September 4, 2008 11:55 pm

    thanks chawan!

    were you at the vball game tonight?
    we may have found some heart tonight.
    for once towards the middle of the match, houston stopped smiling with each error. i want to see this girl get serious, get a bit peaved, and play with a little more attitude. you never see the great ones smile after making an error.

    herring is the real deal. going in i thought she might be a bit short. but, she has hops of a 6’2″ hitter and plays defense like an all american libero. i bet she could be a great setter too. she just got it.

    the real leader on this team though is aneli cubi-otineru by virtue of her overall contribution and desire.

    now if we can get some solid middle play….watch out.

  334. al September 4, 2008 11:59 pm

    eh doc

    i thought slammajamma was a basketball term?

    …and for the heck of it i just googled that four letter word and perhaps your search engine is parental guidance controlled??????

  335. Ralph September 5, 2008 12:38 am

    actually our middles had a lot of defensive touches to slow the ball down, much better than last year, now they have to pick it up and increase their numbers in blocks…as far as offense, mafua’s sets weren’t that good and the timing wasn’t anyway near what it needs for a middle attack..only kaufman’s slide worked tonight.

  336. Ralph September 5, 2008 12:41 am

    Thomas pushed a lot of balls over the net tonight, but it seems the sets were to low for a 6’3 middle or the bump set or net play was on a low trajectory where she couldn’t take a full swing without netting.

  337. Ralph September 5, 2008 12:43 am

    so Al are you coming to the tailgate or are you taking a nap before the game.

  338. al September 5, 2008 12:47 am

    the timing factor with the setter and the middle hitter starts with a perfect pass. the next critical factor is perfect practice makes perfect plays.

    it will take some time to develop.

  339. al September 5, 2008 12:59 am

    no ralph i have been a tailgater whenever i had tickets. i actually made three of them last year.

  340. Ralph September 5, 2008 1:17 am

    what time are the early birds showing up at the tailgate, inquired with koakane and homey but no response

  341. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc September 5, 2008 1:20 am


    Mystery solved – blog BFF e-mailed me what MILF means. If it weren’t so scary thinking that she’ll wind up being President after the old man kicks off next May, I’d be LMOO. Assuming, of course, they win on Nov. 4.

    HMMM – remind me to sign up to be an ballot count observer that night.

    Off to bed – plenty meetings and then more volleyball tomorrow night. That reminds me, if anyone would like two tickets on Saturday, Sept. 20, versus Boise State, let me know. DrDoc has a major event to attend which requires a spoose or SigOth so I get to go too. The tickets are sort of in nosebleed heaven, but you can move if you like.

  342. addahknowjoe September 5, 2008 1:24 am



  343. addahknowjoe September 5, 2008 1:36 am

    mahalo, Chawan. Always solid work.

  344. Ralph September 5, 2008 1:52 am

    A joe thanks, if the restaurant is open for business by 10, I’ll join you and whomever by 10:30 or 11.

  345. al September 5, 2008 2:22 am

    bulla got any leftover bentos?
    i stay hungry right now.

  346. Pomai September 5, 2008 2:52 am

    Doc good news on the Falls of Clyde!

  347. Mauimon September 5, 2008 3:24 am

    Chase Nakamura is taking a grey shirt year at University of Utah.
    He is not walking on at Weber St.

  348. wafan September 5, 2008 3:47 am

    Good morning!!!

    Thanks C_C! At times it sure sounded like WSU’s Coach Mac spends a lot of time in the islands. Sort of like my haolefied (is that a word?) pidgin. I guess the guys are rubbing off on him.

    Either that or the Bullas have influenced him already. Hey, that is not a bad thing.

    Finally, it is Aloha Friday!!!!!!!!! Whoo-hoo!!!!!!!!

    The past few school days been the longest year of my life.

  349. Garret September 5, 2008 4:41 am


    I knew about Chase’s injury, which is why a grayshirt deal would have made sense to me to give him more than enough time to get fully healthy. You said that UH offered him a walk on spot–but mauiwarrior said that he never was even called by UH, which would mean that they wouldn’t have even offered that. Something isn’t matching up there.

    Here is some info from the Maui News that seems to conflict with your statement that every team backed off from Chase and that he would be walking on to Weber State.

    One person who won’t be there is Chase Nakamura, Cody’s younger brother who caught 20 touchdown passes in 12 games as a Baldwin junior two seasons ago. A knee injury cost Chase Nakamura most of the 2007 season, but he is now ‘‘grayshirting’’ (sitting out before enrolling) at Utah. ‘‘I try to take everything that I am taught here and show him because we have got one of the best receiving coaches in the nation,’’ Cody Nakamura said. ‘‘Whenever I go home I try to tell him everything is a lot harder than high school, a lot faster, and he seems to listen and take it in well. He is a hard worker and he is going to be very good when he can play.’’ When asked which brother is better, Cody Nakamura doesn’t hesitate. ‘‘He is — if your younger siblings aren’t better than you, you are doing something wrong,’’ he said. ‘‘I am trying to teach him everything I know to get him to be the best that he can be, but he is more athletic than me — no question about that.’’

  350. Garret September 5, 2008 4:53 am

    If the rumored money figures are correct for the ESPN-TV deal ($300k to $600k per team), then each MWC school will make 2x to 3x each WAC school. I think that each MWC school gets $1.2 mil per year from their TV deal. However, the WAC gets a LOT more visibility with ESPN than the MWC gets with CBS College Sports and the mtn network.

  351. Garret September 5, 2008 5:00 am

    I am really enjoying the Princess’ profiles on UH players. The background she provides is great and it is great to learn more about the Warriors. Shout out to the Princess for doing such a great job! We justifiably praise her videos here but she doesn’t get the recognition she deserves for her writing skills!

  352. Kekoa September 5, 2008 5:04 am

    Stumbled out of bed early this morning thinking it was game day!…Now, no can go back sleep! Good Morning early birds, wafan & Garret.

    Zip Pac Bento – Spam & rice…jez right for soothing the hungry Wild Cats after a Transpac ride. Knowing the chintzy airline ‘food’ comprised of pretzels and peanuts for a small price of only $7.99 those boyz musta been starving Bulla! You are a true athletic supporter Bull…smile! Aunty Lyn…you look mahvelous in deep purple honey girl!

    Eh! no worry beef curry. No spam for dat haole boy…Warriors goin’ spank him and send him home to his madda!,/b>

    J/K Bull ~ I’m looking forward to these boyz having a great game with no serious injuries on either side.

    Go Warriors!

  353. mctruck September 5, 2008 5:14 am

    WOW!!! zip pac bento????…now I gotta go feed my face.

    Right on, Mr. Bulla!! feed dem young men.

  354. Bulla September 5, 2008 5:20 am


    all is well; looking forward to a wonderful game tomorrow night……win or lose, we choose……choose what you say? choose to be humble in victory or defeat, choose to be thankful to your family and friends who support you, choose to be grateful for the opportunity to play the sport you love, and choose to always find the good in others around you.

    hey, it’s only a game and someone will win and someone will not win, but to have the opportunity to come back home and play in front of all your family, friends and the state of Hawaii…..priceless my brother, and as a true freshman.

    make memories, make memories, make memories………nuf sed

  355. Bulla September 5, 2008 5:26 am


    it was funny, mainland boyz looking at the spam. hey, this is hawaii, when in hawaii… like hawaii……this ain’t no Subway capital, we’re the highest consumers of Spam in the world……good thing I didn’t just throw bombucha musubis with the double thick spam on ’em, haha

    all is good, if the boy on the tv wanted some pig….i’ll go hand deliver some pig ears and pig feet (pickled of course) to him today. haha

    all is good, local kidz went grind like no tomorrow. from the north end zone tunnel to the south end zone entrance, some of them finished the food and wanted more……wow.

  356. Loa September 5, 2008 5:27 am

    morning gang!

    good luck to both teams tomorrow, should be a very emotional battle

    Bulla – that was really nice of you and the mrs. with the zip pacs, gave me chicken skin, hope they enjoyed the spam, hehe, so where the katsu plates came from?

  357. MeiLing September 5, 2008 5:29 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    Enjoy the day. Have fun at the game tomorrow!

    GO WARRIORS!!! Safe game for all players…

  358. Addahknowsports© September 5, 2008 6:05 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    Have a great Aloha Friday! Looking forward to tomorrow’s game and events!

  359. Addahknowsports© September 5, 2008 6:06 am

    Whew! Had to re-think for a moment there…is it really Friday?

  360. Bulla September 5, 2008 6:14 am

    the plates came from Wahiawa side, along with a few of Ted’s famous pies….hmmmmm, now i am getting hungry.

    today, i think i’ll be delivering manapua and pork hash to the coaches. fresh is always best….

  361. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER September 5, 2008 6:23 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Congrats, Uncle Jason!
    Zip Pack sounds goooood!

  362. Addahknowsports© September 5, 2008 6:24 am


    I just sent you one email.

  363. d1島 September 5, 2008 6:34 am

    Great Morning All!


  364. Thomas Mui September 5, 2008 6:57 am

    CAPITOL: MILF is found in the Wikidirectory but when I enter the initials into Google (I use Firefox) I get a bunch of citations.

    HAve fun increasing your vocabulary – assuming you want it in your vocabulary. I don’t think it will be an SAT question though.

  365. djmitcho September 5, 2008 6:58 am

    Good Morning All!!! Have a wonderful Aloha Friday!!!

  366. Koauka September 5, 2008 7:08 am

    We should greet every visiting team with one Zip pac. (lol)

    But Bulla, the manapua and pork hash sounds better.

  367. SICK OF IT Lurker September 5, 2008 7:15 am


  368. Kekoa (Survivor-WB) September 5, 2008 7:24 am

    Ronnie ~ I know the mere mention of Manapua is so tantalyzing to you that you just want to run down the street screaming it from the top of your lungs!…but restrain yourself and remain calm.

    A Warrior victory will ease your pain.

  369. Da Punchbowl Kid September 5, 2008 7:33 am

    Good morning all! 🙂

    That was mighty nice der Bulla clan to feed dem Wildcats.

    Here’s wishin’ for a good game wif no injuries and good sportsmanship all the way around.

  370. uhfan808 September 5, 2008 7:40 am

    Good morning Tsaikos & Tsaikettes, Lurkers & Lurkettes!

    Happy day everyone!

    Happy belated birthday to “Ferd”…

    …And today is a Happy Birthday to … Stretch!

    (I’ll “Tsing”celebrate on ST’s new blog)


  371. Kekoa September 5, 2008 7:53 am

    Good Morning uhfan808! Stretch has been so busy lately, he prolly forgot it was his bertday!


    For all that you do for the Tsaiko Nation…I lift a special toast of German Spatlase mit Pradikat to you in my newly crafted Tsaiko wine glass. Hmmm…if I could only remember where I wen put ’em…

  372. Bulla September 5, 2008 8:02 am


    wow, emails were making like the movie ‘wanted’ when the bullets hit each other in mid flight, haha……you’re right, spooky!

    mahalo again, too kind….too kind.

  373. Thomas Mui September 5, 2008 8:04 am

    STRETCH: Happy birthday to you!

  374. Bulla September 5, 2008 8:10 am


    U DA MAN, happy 29th birthday to you also!

  375. Garret September 5, 2008 8:16 am

    Happy Birthday Stretch!

  376. Garret September 5, 2008 8:20 am

    The Big 10 and MWC have their own networks, the SEC got a HUGE deal with CBS/ESPN, and now the University of Texas might get its own network? The amazing thing is that if they do this, they will probably make many times what the WAC gets from ESPN…on top of what the Big 12 already gives them which is more than 10x what each WAC team gets. This is not a level playing field…

    Texas officials and the Longhorns’ multimedia rights-holder, Lexington, Ky.-based IMG College, are looking into the first-of-its-kind concept, which would fill a statewide cable television channel and various Internet outlets with UT football, basketball and other sports programming. A decision is expected by early December, and the new sports channel could be launched as early as next August.

    “We sort of said, ‘OK … where could we go with rights beyond what we’re doing?’ ” says Chris Plonsky, Texas’ women’s athletics director and liaison to IMG. “It wasn’t real difficult to watch what the Big Ten did and say, ‘Is there a way we could maybe emulate that, not from a conference perspective but from a school perspective?’

    “Everybody’s looking at what’s the next way to deliver content.”

    Texas has been exploring options for the past 1½ years, Plonsky says, moving more aggressively on the idea of its own sports channel after the Big 12 Conference opted in the spring of 2007 not to create its own Big Ten-style network. That left more sports programming in the hands of member schools.

    “Given all the conference limitations, I’d have to say it’s a really small handful” that could make it work, says ISP CEO Ben Sutton. “Maybe somewhere between four and 10, and that might be generous.”

  377. Da Punchbowl Kid September 5, 2008 8:20 am

    Hey um Stretch, like um, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DUDE!!! 🙂

  378. SteveM September 5, 2008 8:31 am

    Happy Birthday Stretch !

  379. Rob25 September 5, 2008 8:31 am

    Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday dear Stretch!
    Happy Birthday to you!


    Sorry for yelling, but gotta let the whole world know!

    Good morning Tsaiko nation!

    Way to go Bulla family! That’s the way to welcome a team to Hawaii…bring ’em over to the Spamside!

  380. Rob25 September 5, 2008 8:33 am

    Gotta Emse…check you out later!

  381. Rich2176 September 5, 2008 8:34 am

    Stretch – Make it a memorable one.

    BTW, there are two special people on this blog that share a birthday on Sunday. I their initials are ST and WT….he he he….

  382. midori7 September 5, 2008 8:35 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    Happy Birthday Stretch!

  383. djmitcho September 5, 2008 8:36 am

    Happy Birthday Stretch!

  384. d1島 September 5, 2008 8:39 am

    Happy Birthday Stretch!
    Truly one of the most generous and hard-working Tsaikos. A real proponent of the 5F’s. (nevah seen him fish yet so no can include dat one)
    Hoping that the team has a great birthday present for you tomorrow!

  385. Maverick September 5, 2008 8:41 am

    Happy Birf-day Stretch.
    I’ll raise a glass to ya at Pau Hana today.
    A toast to you and a Warrior Victory!

  386. SteveM September 5, 2008 8:46 am

    d1島 — Stretch is a magnificent fisherman…maybe not with real finny fish, but a great fisherman… 😆

  387. Rich2176 September 5, 2008 8:49 am

    Note to self: Re-read post after editing…re-read post after editing.

    Note to all – I’ll be sending out the mass email regarding Cliff today. If you don’t receive it in an hour or so, please email me at the name above at I’ve got a tsaiko email contact list on my yahoo account, but I’m not sure how complete or up to date it is. You may also get the email forwarded from either Garret or Pomai.

  388. Stretch September 5, 2008 9:02 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos…

    I’ll respond here so it’s not on the new post – Thank you very much for the birthday wishes. Too bad UHFan808 had to come out of hiding and finally post something only to tell everyone that it’s my birthday.

  389. Stretch September 5, 2008 9:07 am

    BTW – no need announce on the new blog that ST puts up today. It’s no fun getting old like the rest of you guys…. hahaha

  390. Ronnie September 5, 2008 9:10 am

    Stretch – Happy Day Before Game Day!!!!

    And Happy Birthday Too!!!

    (I wanted to make sure I wished you well before the new blog 😀 )

  391. koakane iPhone September 5, 2008 9:10 am

    hey hey hey how is da Tsai-ko nation doing? Morning to all whew looks like a burner today.

    Hippo birdie two ewe long guy. Where g and sleeze transporting you? Enjoy

  392. Justin September 5, 2008 9:16 am

    When will Miano wake up and get Keao Monteilh out of the starting lineup?

  393. Pride. September 5, 2008 9:16 am


    September 4th, 2008 at 8:54 pm
    Man lost his hat on a Magic Mountain ride and climbed TWO security fences to try to get it! He was hit by a roller coaster and is in critical condition.

    I always wondered what the heck those two fences were for.

  394. (Jesse) James September 5, 2008 9:25 am

    Happy B-Day Stretch….geez, you’re like what? 30 now….mwahahahahaha

    Okay gang, just got word from Ige’s in Pearl City about the TV Gate for the next away game which will be broadcast at 10:00 a.m. So, for all you local fans who are not able to join Birthday Boy Stretch and his merry band on the road to Corvalis, here are the details:

    UH vs. OSU
    Saturday, September 13, 2008
    10:00 a.m.

    Ige’s Restaurant and 19th Puka
    98-761 Oihana Pl
    Aiea, HI 96701
    (808) 486-3500

    They will open at 9:30 a.m. I will get there a little earlier because they do not take reservations no matter how big your party is. I would appreciate it if a couple people could get there early as well so we can save a big enough area for all who are attending.

    According to Ige’s, they will serve some breakfast stuff, but will have mostly lunch and pupus. It is also being sponsored by Bud Light so I am assuming Bud Light girls will be there and they may have some specials (KK, that’s right up your alley). There will also be a contest for the Ultimate Warrior Fan. Per Ige’s, “Three lucky winners will receive tickets for the 2009 UH vs. UNLV game. The theme is the Ultimate Warrior Fan so come dressed to impress and unleash your inner Ultimate Warrior.” Not sure what that’s all about but I’ll put it out there.

    Anyway, if you plan on coming to the event, please RSVP me at so that we can save enough seats. People are always welcomed to just stop by but it would be good if we had a rough estimate of the number attending so that enough room can be made.


  395. Hawaiianbod September 5, 2008 9:37 am

    *finally coming out of hiding*

    Good Morning Tsaikos! Happy Aloha Friday! 🙂


    Happy Birthday Stretch! Have a GREAT day!!

    Bulla – best to the Beast. You should be one proud papa. All of his Tsaiko Uncles/Aunties are so proud of him. Make memories.

    See most of you tomorrow.

    Esme and whooooooooosh!

  396. uhfan808 September 5, 2008 9:39 am

    New post up!

    Btw Stretch, look above/last nite — I posted! hehe

  397. Bulla September 5, 2008 10:17 am


    mahalo bro, this is truly a time to make memories….sometimes i don’t know if i’m laughing or crying or both……hope for a great game and injury free for both sides.


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