Thursday’s practice

• Right wideout Jovonte Taylor missed his third consecutive practice while receiving treatment on his infected right arm. He is suffering from a staph-like infection. The coaches remain hopeful he will be available to play in Saturday’s game against New Mexico State.

• Joe Avery and Craig Bell have been sharing reps as the No. 1 right wideout.

• Kealoha Pilares and Dustin Blount have been practicing as the kick returners in Taylor’s absence.

• Wideout Royce Pollard, who is recovering from a hairline fracture in his left fibula, had a setback during yesterday’s practice. He is experiencing pain in the area, and he did not participate in full drills today.

• But safety Richard Torres resumed practicing today.

* * * * *

Leonard Peters, now a member of the U.S. rugby team, visited UH:


* * * * *

All of the cool kids are now wearing the Ray Hisatake senior shirt. Leon Wright-Jackson is the model:


* * * * *

And here’s Bill Amis:


* * * * *

We have a super saleswoman, Jessica Owens, who is smart, beautiful, funny, etc. But she’s a dropper. And a tripper. I know this because I was walking out of the building and she dropped two things in five steps. And she tripped. So I started to nickname her The Dropper.


And, as fate would have it, soon after. I dropped my tape recorder. And I tripped. Worse, I tripped in front of The Dropper, who said: “Bachi.” Indeed. So, to remove the bad karma, she no longer is The Dropper. And I offer a public apology to Ms. Owens. Or Super Saleswoman.



  1. d1島 November 12, 2009 11:11 am


  2. d1島 November 12, 2009 11:12 am

    The give and take of the injury gods….

  3. Hilo Moon November 12, 2009 11:12 am

    top ten?

  4. tunaluvr November 12, 2009 11:13 am


  5. wafan November 12, 2009 11:13 am

    This season it sure seems they are taking a lot more than giving.

  6. wafan November 12, 2009 11:13 am


    Top 5!!!

  7. chopsueyboy November 12, 2009 11:17 am

    Lucky 7

  8. bstunna2002 November 12, 2009 11:17 am

    You know alot of people criticize Miano for the play of his db’s and his fondess of walk ons but Richard Torres is a great example of a walk on who contributes regularly, I mean his technique for tackling is solid he reminds me of Ryan Keomaka maybe not as fast but more physical

  9. lava November 12, 2009 11:18 am

    Go Warriors!

  10. LizKauai November 12, 2009 11:19 am


  11. LizKauai November 12, 2009 11:20 am


  12. LizKauai November 12, 2009 11:22 am

    bstunna2002: It’s like the Warrior spirit has permeated the team and everyone has a chance to step it up and make their contribution.

    I love that!

    Go Warriors!


  13. wafan November 12, 2009 11:23 am

    RE: Mr. Tsai’s last comment.

    How embarassing, and, all right!!!


  14. wafan November 12, 2009 11:24 am

    Cool. Lucky 13.

  15. Stephen Tsai November 12, 2009 11:27 am

    I just think it’s amusing when somebody says: “The purpose of the blog …”
    I’m like, uh, wait, Doesn’t the host write the rulebook?

  16. will-i-am November 12, 2009 11:37 am

    I am getting excited for the next game.

    Both the team and the state needed that last win for a moral booster. Another win will help just as much.

  17. SteveM November 12, 2009 11:38 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Hope the injuries heal well and quickly.

    Hi tunaluvr— long time no “see” on the blog!

  18. westsidesview November 12, 2009 11:52 am

    College games on tap this week:

    Biggest Ego Game, #1 Urban Meyer @ Steve Spurrier’s House.
    10.30am, SAT

    Trap door game of the week, #2 AlaB @ Miss St., SAT 2pm.

    Frogs Revenge, #16 Utes ruined #4 TCU last year, it’s payback time.
    Utah@ TCU. 2.30 pm.

    Spuds anyone? Robb is no Roy and Big Blue no Toy.
    Vandals @ #6 Blue, 10.30 am, SAT.

    Kelly’s choice, Zach is the apple of coach’s eye, not Pikes Peak. WV @ #5 Cinn, 3pm, FRI ESPN2.

    Mercy game, LaT bulldogs are no match for #8 Tigers, 2pm, Sat.

    #9 Trojans get ‘horsed’. Tiger Woods is in Aussieland and wont attend but he will be watching on satellite….Cardinals @ the Collisium, 10.30 am SAT.

    ‘Eye’ game. Winner goes to the Rose Bowl. #10 Hawks @ #11 Bucks, 10.30 am.

    Not all eyes will be smilin game.
    #12 Pitt will dance the Monti @ Southbend, 3 pm NBC, SAT.

    Over not under game, TT gunslingers @ #19 the house that Boone Pickens built.

    Must win for Rodrigues. bowling in 2009?
    Not if #20 Wiskey has its way at A2, SAT 7am.

    Battle of the wannabees, #23 beavers swim upstream to seattle, SAT 10.30 am.

    Who cares game, #22 BYWho at the house Fat Daddy built.

    Oh yeah, warriors go for 2 straight on SATnite.

  19. A-House November 12, 2009 11:54 am

    Ah, we are finally blessed with a new post and I can see why it’s “late” as our fearless leader has been busy with all the photos as part of his opening this morning!

    Must have been a bitch to transmit all those photos from his camera phone to the “whatever” so it appears on his work station and can be afixed to his opening paragraphs.

  20. SteveM November 12, 2009 12:03 pm

    Stephen Tsai:
    November 12th, 2009 at 11:27 am
    I just think it’s amusing when somebody says: “The purpose of the blog …”
    I’m like, uh, wait, Doesn’t the host write the rulebook?

    I think around 3 years ago in this month, a poster wrote, “This blog’s not about you, Tsai…”. Did anyone ever figure that one out? 😕

    Anyway, remember to turn the other cheek…

  21. rasu begasu November 12, 2009 12:03 pm


    November 12th, 2009 at 11:54 am
    Ah, we are finally blessed with a new post and I can see why it’s “late” as our fearless leader has been busy with all the photos as part of his opening this morning!

    Must have been a bitch to transmit all those photos from his camera phone to the “whatever” so it appears on his work station and can be afixed to his opening paragraphs.

    A-House said “whatever”

  22. jojo ® November 12, 2009 12:04 pm

    Hi, jojo here. I hope the injuries heal well

  23. wafan November 12, 2009 12:07 pm

    rasu . . .

    Previous post suggestions (that just sounds funny!) are great!!!

    I need to be much more creative and imaginative. Shucks.

  24. SteveM November 12, 2009 12:08 pm

    Hi <b<jojo — need coconut trees? 🙂

  25. Slugger November 12, 2009 12:11 pm

    ST ~ That was instant karma.

    Hope the guys get well soon. Don’t overdo it, though; let it heal.

    Nice shirt, Hisatake. Nice model.

    Off in search of lunch…Esme & whoosh….

  26. al November 12, 2009 12:15 pm

    jojo where were you?

    you missed the dim sum lunch across the street.

  27. mctruck November 12, 2009 12:20 pm

    Dis blog, supposed to be……………forget it!!

  28. mctruck November 12, 2009 12:22 pm

    Am I the only one who has net flix pop ups everytime I que into this blog site????

  29. chopsueyboy November 12, 2009 12:26 pm

    constant harrassment from netflix too

  30. A-House November 12, 2009 12:32 pm

    rasu begasu:

    I had to use “whatever” cause of my limited vocab of computer related equipment.

    Computers and I just do not get along – can’t figure why? – at work, only my station has problems or others are not reporting theirs making me look like the only dummy!

    Our best to Mrs!!

  31. LizKauai November 12, 2009 12:52 pm

    chopsueyboy- I am using Firefox and it is catching the pop-ups pretty good.


  32. al November 12, 2009 12:57 pm

    letsgowarriors aka letsgobows has reported that stan hasiak has left the ucla bruins and went home for the weekend. somebody get this guy some sideline passes!!!

  33. letsgowarriors November 12, 2009 1:07 pm

    sorry he was home last weekend, hes back up in LA. i think the UCLA coaches are helping him out with dealing with things. we’ll see how it pans out.

  34. Manoa Mist November 12, 2009 1:11 pm

    Can’t drop the tape recorder Stephen. There’s gold in there. Gold!

  35. kama krab November 12, 2009 1:15 pm


    Do you know whether he came home because of him being homesick or because of family reasons.

    Just wondering

  36. Da Punchbowl Kid November 12, 2009 1:18 pm

    Dang! Did I miss any good deletions? Sounds like El Zappo has struck again!

    Like Hisatake’s Tee-shirt, but Peter’s looks pretty cool too. I wonder if that shirt is from Hukilau Beach in La’ie?

  37. Pride. November 12, 2009 1:27 pm

    The shirt says Hukilau Cafe. I think it’s from the Hukilau Cafe and not the beach. I’m not sure if the Hukilau Cafe on the shirt refers to the real one in La’ie, or to the one that was in the movie “50 first dates”, which was filmed at Kualoa.

  38. Garret November 12, 2009 1:29 pm


    One LA paper had the news about 3 days ago about Hasiak being in Hawaii last weekend, but I didn’t post it due to the problems I had been having with the blog software. A day and a half later I saw the news posted on Hawaii forums, but I think the article they cited did have the same detail that the LA paper had.

    Hasiak had gotten into several fights in practice and the UCLA coaches were working with him on anger management issues according to the article. I’ll dig it up tonight if I have time.

  39. Garret November 12, 2009 1:31 pm

    Today’s Las Cruces newspaper had some interesting info on NMSU. It looks like NMSU has two sophomore DEs that the OL will need to worry about.

    The microscope continues to increase on Fils, who leads the Aggies with six sacks on the season. It’s a marked improvement for a defensive end who didn’t get to the quarterback at all last season, his freshman year in college football.

    “I feel like I’m way better at rushing this year,” Fils said. “I used to just run up the field. And last year, I didn’t get back there at all. But (defensive line coach Jesse Williams) has taught me some moves to work with. And I’m getting better.”

    In fact, Fils isn’t the only second-year Aggie who’s coming off the edge more frequently in 2009. Fellow end Donte Savage has also shown a burst this year, recording four quarterback takedowns of his own on the season.

    The duo have brought a one-two punch to the Aggie defense which has been a pleasant surprise, and a welcomed addition.

    “We trust both of them out there,” head coach DeWayne Walker said. “And we look for them to keep growing as a pair. We need them playing at a high level, together.”

    Williams said that Fils has held up a bit better against the run this season, while Savage, although with two fewer sack, has pressured to quarterback more frequently, flashing his ability as a pure pass rusher.

    “Both have plenty of physical attributes,” Williams said. “But from a football-IQ perspective, they’re getting there too.”

    The duo will be back in full force this weekend, going against a University of Hawaii team that will take to the air early and often.

    “It’s pretty exciting,” Fils said. “They’re going to throw a lot. It gives us more chances. That’s what it’s all about.”

  40. jm2375 November 12, 2009 1:35 pm

    Good afternoon gang!

    I use Firefox and still get the Netflix pop-up. When I look at Brand X, I get other pop-ups. Seems to be only da 2 newspepas, none of the other sites I frequently visit have the problem.

    Get well soon to all the injured UH athletes, but listen to the docs and trainers, please!

  41. Jay November 12, 2009 1:46 pm

    Thanks Stephen for answering my question about LWJ’s shirt from Tuesday.

  42. koakane™ November 12, 2009 1:53 pm

    hello tsaiko country and warrior fans just waiting to see if the predictions of the weather peeps going be correct. more rain, cold front to hit the island the next couple of days.

    btw anyone besides me see al on the 6 pm news yesterday. hawaiian was celebrating their 100th year of operating in 808 and lei’s were being passed out to people returning to Oahu from Maui. dea he was………

  43. Kekoa November 12, 2009 2:05 pm

    Koakane ~ #46

    #Disclaimer at the bottom of the screen said…

    Tsaiko Travelers Advisory:

    Do not adjust your set! “Images may appear larger than in real life.”

    File charges Al.

  44. wafan November 12, 2009 2:43 pm

    Wow. I hope Mr. Tsai does not get fingeritis a la G. Jetson!!!

  45. Jack Flash November 12, 2009 3:00 pm

    Just chiming in on the Coach Duff thread.
    I met him and his family at my neighbors son’s b-day party awhile ago. Jameel Dowling was with him- nice guys. After Hawaii beat UDub in 2007 to go 12 and 0, my friends and i continued the celebrating at a local Kailua watering hole, and who shows up? Coach Duff! Needless to say, we threw down a bunch of shots while cheerfully discussing the Warriors getting to a BCS game. Duff reminded me of a proud Papa that night. All the best to him and his ‘ohana!

  46. LizKauai November 12, 2009 3:02 pm

    Whoa, looks like the folks in Hana and Hawi are getting some rain. Still mellow on the Kauai front.


  47. Committed Road Warrior November 12, 2009 3:03 pm

    Looks like Nevada will be hosting Cal in Reno next year:

    RENO, Nev. – The University of Nevada will play host to California at Mackay Stadium for the first time ever next season as the schools have reached an agreement in principle on a three-game series, officials from both schools announced today.

    Under the agreement, Cal will come to Reno to play Nevada on Sept. 18, 2010 and the Wolf Pack will visit Berkeley twice in future years. Dates for those games in Berkeley will be announced at a later date.

  48. Garret November 12, 2009 3:09 pm


    I guess that means that Cal gets 2 home games and Reno gets 1, the same deal that Texas got with UTEP.

  49. wafan November 12, 2009 3:13 pm

    The single big pay day should more than make up the travel costs for teams that are relatively close in proximity.

  50. wafan November 12, 2009 3:14 pm


  51. Garret November 12, 2009 3:14 pm

    I found a bunch of articles about Hasiak in the 5 LA-area papers that cover UCLA. This LA Times article is dated yesterday but it was on their website Tuesday afternoon.

    UCLA freshman guard Stan Hasiak will not be with the team for an indefinite period, as he is “dealing with issues,” Coach Rick Neuheisel said.

    Hasiak, who has appeared in four games this season, has had a number of anger issues on the practice field, particularly early in the season. He was involved in a handful of near fights with teammates during live scrimmages. He appeared in the first two games but was benched for the Kansas State game and did not play in the next two games.

    Hasiak is back in Los Angeles but could not be reached for comment.

  52. Garret November 12, 2009 3:16 pm


    Yes, I’m sure that Cal and Nevada will bus to the other team’s stadiums. If Cal takes a bus to play at UCLA, they sure will bus to Reno! That saves them money and they also make extra money because their fans can easily get to their road game.

  53. d1島 November 12, 2009 4:09 pm

    Bears’ destruction hasn’t materialized yet.

    …actually, nothing has materialized yet in this game! 🙄

  54. Da Punchbowl Kid November 12, 2009 4:11 pm

    # Pride.:
    November 12th, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    The shirt says Hukilau Cafe. I think it’s from the Hukilau Cafe and not the beach. I’m not sure if the Hukilau Cafe on the shirt refers to the real one in La’ie, or to the one that was in the movie “50 first dates”, which was filmed at Kualoa.


    That tee shirt is from the cafe which is a block or so away from the beach. They feed the folks on Styrofoam plates and have dishes like Loco-Moco, Beef Stew Omelette, and the famous Hukilau Burger, (teri-beef patties and fried egg on top). They got a five star rating from customers. Sounds like a good place to check out! Try click on my name and you’ll see da surfboard.

  55. Da Punchbowl Kid November 12, 2009 4:15 pm

    Sorry- use this link instead.

  56. madeinhawaii November 12, 2009 4:16 pm


    Are you back on Firefox? Wondering if disabling the Microsoft plug-ins fixed your blogging issues.

  57. d1島 November 12, 2009 4:18 pm

    TD Niners!

  58. OTTO November 12, 2009 4:37 pm

    I think Rugby got added to the next Olympics??? So if he can stick with the team, Leonard Peters has a chance to go to the Olympics….

  59. madeinhawaii November 12, 2009 4:59 pm

    I saw one Rugby game in ’83 while traveling through Ireland. Didn’t understand the game at all.

  60. koakane™ November 12, 2009 5:04 pm

    man it got dark all of a sudden. the clouds looks like its filled with water just waiting for the right time to buck a loose. was that thunder I just heard. stay dry all.

  61. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 12, 2009 5:48 pm

    Stopped off at home to change my clothes – really wet – before heading off to a meeting in Kane`ohe.

    Do read Charlie Memminger’s latest blog.- wonder if the subject would be interested in becoming a Tsai-ko?

    Re computer woes – I thought it was just I who was experiencing them all. Several posts yesterday and the day before flew off into the ether while I sitting there doing nothing except checking for errors.

    Received some information on the Aloha Stadium turf replacement which is contrary to what I’d been told several months ago so I’m trying to confirm with someone else is closely connected to the project. Will share what I’ve found out when the double-checking process is finished.

    Also updated the current status of the ushers and their employment status.

    BTW – wassup with Saturday’s T-Gate? Will it still be held if the weather turns out to be really carppy?

    I know the game won’t be postponed. However, if it’s raining like this on Saturday, I’m not so sure I want to sit for three hours in heavy rain. Maybe we can move way up into the Nosebleed Section.

    Time to go – have a good evening.

  62. Slugger November 12, 2009 6:26 pm

    Just wanted to get a plug in for my niece who’s playing libero for the State HS Girls West volleyball team (OC16 @ 7pm). Small, but energetic. Go, Tina!

    Will the UH women’s VB away games be televised at any time? The writer mis-spelled Stephanie Ferrell’s last name in the HA article.

  63. madeinhawaii November 12, 2009 6:27 pm

    Hmmm humidity is a bit up since this afternoon in Kaneohe, but otherwise I can still see a lot of sky up there.

  64. Slugger November 12, 2009 6:32 pm


    I was just thinking about the roof leaking this coming weekend. You can see daylight if you look up. Maybe we need to set up tents under the shelter. Lightweight plastic sheets over the food?

    I’ll have a bunch of recyclables this weekend.

    Gotta boogie for a bit. Esme & out…

  65. 808ike November 12, 2009 6:34 pm


    Read your email. Thanks!

  66. A-House November 12, 2009 6:48 pm

    Da calm be4 da stom – no wind, no rain, no stars 2 see, only ugly black clouds filled wit wata – ho man, goin rain beeg time soon!!

    Stay safe everybody!!!

    Hope da weada clears up by Sat fo we need to eat and see da victry!

  67. A-House November 12, 2009 6:49 pm


    No tele for the Wahine VB team until the WAC tourney Thanksgiving week – believe it will be on ESPN.

  68. Slugger November 12, 2009 7:56 pm

    Thanks, A-House.

  69. el guapo November 12, 2009 7:57 pm

    gotta at least make 100

  70. el guapo November 12, 2009 7:57 pm

    I’ll contribute

  71. el guapo November 12, 2009 7:58 pm

    Feeling generous tonight

  72. el guapo November 12, 2009 7:59 pm

    the server time is slow

  73. el guapo November 12, 2009 7:59 pm


  74. Da Punchbowl Kid November 12, 2009 8:04 pm


  75. Da Punchbowl Kid November 12, 2009 8:05 pm


  76. Da Punchbowl Kid November 12, 2009 8:05 pm


  77. Slugger November 12, 2009 8:24 pm

    Royce Pollard really wanted to get out there and play in the Utah St. game, but sounds like his leg isn’t. Gotta give the body time to heal.

    I think I’ll bring the Estes t-shirt to the next T-gate & give it away. It’s really too big for me & I don’t want to cut it up. There’s a nice kapa pattern part of the way down the front.

    Whee! Tina serving ~ the commentator called it a “hot serve”. Good girl. The West team’s already won 2 sets.

  78. Stephen Tsai November 12, 2009 8:39 pm

    Well, any chance we had of getting Ray Hisatake’s shirt went out when we reported on his fall.

  79. Slugger November 12, 2009 8:41 pm

    OC16 Invitational ~ West bests the East! Yay!!!

  80. Slugger November 12, 2009 8:47 pm

    Love Hisatake’s shirt cuz the Golden Gate Bridge is on it…I left my heart …

  81. westsidesview November 12, 2009 8:52 pm

    Rutgers did a great job of disposing of South Florida tonite at PISCATAWAY, NJ, and their only two losses were to BE foes #5 Cinn and #12 Pitts.
    The Scarlet Knights defense, held the Bulls to only 159 yards and kept South Florida off the scoreboard.

    I didnt believe the Scarletknights would amount to much in 2009 but, hey, 7-2 aint bad.
    Of course, The BE is notorious for creme puff IC scheduling.
    Rutgers had Howard, Texas Southern, Army, FIU and Maryland on their menu.

    Rutgers is an A-Q team and their SOS is weighted by their conference….and such things make Kings.

  82. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 12, 2009 9:17 pm

    Lightening, but no rain yet…

  83. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 12, 2009 9:18 pm

    ST- especially when Leila is LOL when Hisatake recreates the moment…

  84. westsidesview November 12, 2009 9:18 pm

    The Aggies have the worst offense in the FBS.
    In their last three games (LaT, FSU and Ohio State) they scored a combined 10 points and were held to 142 total yards against LaT.
    They have a 2:1 run preference to pass.

    NMSU beat Utah State at home 20-17.

    The aggies are dead last, #120, in FBS total offense and average 232 ypg.
    They are horrible at passing and average under 100 ypg.
    However, they are tied at #71 w ND in rush pg at 138.

    It appears like a no-brainer. Cut off their legs and you kill their game. The aggies have no air force.
    The problem is Hawaii ranks #108 in run D and yields more run ypg than NMSU produces.

    We shall see….and the yohos say the best D for Hawaii is spelled with an O.

  85. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 12, 2009 9:18 pm

    84 bottles of ___ on the wall…

  86. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 12, 2009 9:19 pm

    eighty seex?

  87. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 12, 2009 9:20 pm

    nuttin like a good offense for a dee… and vice- versa.
    thanks, westsideview!

  88. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 12, 2009 9:21 pm

    Mauna Kea stay kea yet?

  89. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 12, 2009 9:21 pm

    Redskins play the Broncos on Sunday… I’m conflicted…

  90. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 12, 2009 9:22 pm

    Nine- tee!!!

  91. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 12, 2009 9:23 pm

    Nice to see Leonard Peters again… hoo, da heah st looooong!

  92. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 12, 2009 9:23 pm

    anyone home?

  93. Rob25 November 12, 2009 9:25 pm

    Okay…I’ll try to help us get there.

    Hi Liz!!

  94. Stephen Tsai November 12, 2009 9:25 pm

    I think NMSU’s game plan is: Seth Smith left, Seth Smith right …

  95. Slugger November 12, 2009 9:26 pm

    I think this is the right game to wear my cowboy hat & boots. Just have to get a green lei papale.

  96. Rob25 November 12, 2009 9:26 pm

    Okay…so when the Cowboys aren’t playing the Redskins…I still have to cheer against them since the Broncos are my second oldest son’s team. Good thing that Colt isn’t playing this year.

  97. d1島 November 12, 2009 9:27 pm


  98. Rob25 November 12, 2009 9:27 pm

    Thanks ST…hopefully you’ve passed that on to the team!

  99. Rob25 November 12, 2009 9:28 pm

    I think we’re gonna make it!

  100. d1島 November 12, 2009 9:28 pm

    Trying to make sense of the bracket predictions for D3 championships…

    …can’t imagine a play-off in FBS!

  101. Rob25 November 12, 2009 9:28 pm

    Wow server is really slow!

  102. d1島 November 12, 2009 9:29 pm


  103. d1島 November 12, 2009 9:29 pm


  104. d1島 November 12, 2009 9:30 pm


  105. madeinhawaii November 12, 2009 9:31 pm

    Wow… NMSU first year coach is having the team arrive on Friday .. .lose on Saturday… and go home that night. Any delays on their arrival will really have an adverse effect on their play. Tsk.. tsk…

  106. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 12, 2009 9:31 pm

    Yea! Broke 100! Mahalo Ka Kou!

  107. d1島 November 12, 2009 9:32 pm

    Very interesting doppler radar-watching this evening.

    Rain clouds collapsing all around Oahu but with the exception of a brief time on the Leeward Coast, Oahu’s been pretty dry.

  108. Slugger November 12, 2009 9:33 pm

    Hope Lewis Walker’s worked on his timing, or maybe it’s estimating, I don’t know. There were a couple of running tackles he was trying to make coming across the field where he missed intersecting with his man. Wonder why? Physics? I know it’s hard to do, running at full tilt & being able to hit a guy running away from you. Good luck, Lewis!

  109. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 12, 2009 9:33 pm

    k. Looks like the storm is finally making landfall around Poipu.

  110. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 12, 2009 9:35 pm

    d1- yeah- weird storm. mostly out at sea.

  111. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 12, 2009 9:35 pm

    It’s getting louder now but still no rain.

  112. Garret November 12, 2009 9:38 pm

    Tomorrow’s LA Times has an update on Hasiak being back with UCLA.

    UCLA freshman guard Stan Hasiak returned to the team Thursday, but Coach Rick Neuheisel said it was “unlikely” he would play Saturday at Washington State. He is not expected to travel with the team.

    “He’s back in good stead and we’re excited that he’s back,” Neuheisel said after Thursday’s practice.

    Hasiak, one of last year’s top recruits, has been involved with numerous incidents involving near fights with teammates during scrimmages. He appeared in the first two games this season, but then missed the next three. Hasiak also did not suit up against Washington last week and did not travel with the team for the Oct. 31 game against Oregon.

    Neuheisel said this week Hasiak was “dealing with issues.” On Thursday, he did not elaborate. “I would leave it at he’s back and he’s in good graces and I’m excited that he’s back,” the coach said.

  113. Garret November 12, 2009 9:40 pm


    I used Chrome most of today, but went back to Firefox tonight since I’m just more used to it and like it better. Turning off the Microsoft plug-ins seemed to help, though things are still not perfect with my posting to and refreshing this blog.

  114. Garret November 12, 2009 9:43 pm

    Since the blog software actually seems to be working okay now, I’ll do the free play links. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want to read the off-topic stuff. I have over 40 good ones to choose from but I’ll limit this to 5.

    A bomb-sniffing dog lost in Afghanistan after a firefight over a year ago has been found alive.

  115. Garret November 12, 2009 9:43 pm

    Prototype plane has been constructed for the project to build a solely solar-powered plane that can fly around the world in 2012.

  116. Garret November 12, 2009 9:44 pm

    About 100 kids in the US die from the flu in a normal flu season, but in the first 6 months of this year (which is normally the lightest portion of the year for flu problems) 540 kids have died. The normal flu has 90% of deaths for people older than 65, but the swine flu has 90% of deaths for people younger than 65. The projected 5,400 deaths for children from the swine flu this year means that the death rate for children is 20-40 times greater than the normal flu.

  117. Garret November 12, 2009 9:44 pm

    The UK tabloids and blogs have been fascinated with the town of Argleton in Lancashire, England that they have noticed on Google Maps. Google Maps displays photographs of homes, restaurants and hospitals in the city…but the city does not actually exist!

  118. Garret November 12, 2009 9:45 pm

    New Jersey couple accidentally threw away a wedding ring…and three sanitation workers dug threw the 10 tons of trash in the local dump until they found the ring!

  119. Garret November 12, 2009 9:46 pm

    Free play links pau. Those were links from today, I don’t think I’ll ever catch up with the 1-2 weeks of links I didn’t post before this.

  120. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 12, 2009 9:50 pm

    Thanks, Garret and welcome back freeplay!

    If the thunderstorm actually reaches here, I’m shutting down early.

  121. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 12, 2009 9:50 pm

    My workplace is getting hammered.

  122. Slugger November 12, 2009 9:54 pm

    #117 ~ The Loch Ness of Google maps?

  123. SteveM November 12, 2009 10:01 pm

    The blog server seems very sluggish at times…

    Garret — have you tried Safari (Windows version)?

  124. Slugger November 12, 2009 10:03 pm

    Goodnight, gangeez!

  125. al November 12, 2009 10:06 pm

    remember art linkletter’s segment, “kids say the darndest things”??

    reading post #108 made me chuckle as she is creating her own football jargon just like those kids on that show.


    cute yah?

  126. al November 12, 2009 10:12 pm

    hey koakane….that was my twin brother.

  127. madeinhawaii November 12, 2009 10:23 pm

    How odd… the only time I had problems with the blog in recent weeks was when ST twittered that the blog was down.

    Otherwise, it’s been smooth sailing on my end… Opera, IE, Firefox, or Chrome.. even K-Melleon runs okay.. except it crashes when the Tiser tries to force too many pop-ups.

  128. chawan_cut November 12, 2009 10:26 pm

    what a long day.
    anyways. here’s the news, which is also late.
    i hope i’m not late for the games this weekend. i need to yell at some refs.

  129. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 12, 2009 10:31 pm

    Nitey Nite and Sweet Warrior Dreams!

  130. tom mui November 12, 2009 10:44 pm

    Well, why not #130!?

    Good night folks, and stay dry.

  131. Mad Dog November 12, 2009 11:44 pm

    Yea, the free time links are back. They are better than the news.

  132. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 13, 2009 12:13 am

    If you ordered men’s basketball season tickets, there’s an insert from Jim Donovan and Amanda Paterson, the Compliance Officer, about NCAA rules re interactions between a “representative of UH’s Athletic Interests” and prospective student-athletes. I learned a lot such as the rules of engagement start in Grade 7 for basketball whereas for all other sports, they start in Grade 9.

    There must have been such major incidents in which money and favors were exchanged for these rules to have been put into place. Will track down more information over the next couple of weeks.

    I suggest that folks who have young athletes in your family who may be good enough to play the sport in college need to check out the rules with the Compliance Officer at any institution. For example, if you make a donation to Wahine volleyball or Men’s football this year and then your granddaughter or grandson decides to play that sport four years from now, you MAY be in violation of NCAA rules if you provide any kind of financial support to the family. There is no time limit in being a booster.

    Family members may be excepted from the rules, but it needs to be checked out.

    Any background information on what schools, what athletes & when these acts took place which then led to these rules would be most muchly appreciated.

    Another big weekend of sports – Bill Amis, hurry up and heal since we need you back on the team by the holiday tournament braceting the Sheraton Hawai`i Bowl. As for the six-game suspension against Douglas Kurtz, it really seems a shame to hold someone responsible for actions committed outside of the United States at the age of 17. However, he’s to be commended for taking the hit and getting past it.

    Nitenite – another long day tomorrow including a visit to the Toothmeister.

  133. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 13, 2009 12:15 am

    Whoops!!! braceting = bracketing

  134. 808ike November 13, 2009 3:47 am

    Slow day. Hump day hangover.

  135. 808ike November 13, 2009 3:49 am

    Warrior bb starts today.

    GO WARRIORS!!!!!!!!!

  136. RainbowCliff November 13, 2009 4:06 am

    Good morning Tsaiko Nation, It is Aloha Friday which means YOUR life on an island deep into the Pacific will be of tranquility & bliss when you RISE and smell the ocean currents, BREATHE the trade winds through out the day as it does not matter if rains or mist comes ONLY because the SUN will eventually break out and you will see BEAUTIFUL Diamond Head in Full scale with the smile and laughter engaging Hawaiian people of ALL cultures as Oahu will be in rare form as the “True Gathering Place”.

    Makiki, Hawaii Kai, Kapahulu, Kailua, North Shore, Pearl City, Kaneohe, Ala Maona and Manoa Valley “Can you see me now my Hawaiian eyes” as the LOVE for you GREAT folks will NEVER grow old BECAUSE the island chains of Molakai, Maui, The BIG Island and “Liz Kauai” will keep us in the “chain” better than Fleetwood Mac and lead singer Stevie Nicks could ever sing or do.

    Nothing could be finer then to be in Aina Haina “IN THE MORNING” with portuguese sausage & eggs, rice / spam with some good GUAVA JUICE to wash it all down while you get ready to drive the H1 freeways NO matter if traffic is bumper to bumper for all that has to happen then is to look in your rear view mirror and see the Keikei on the passenger side or back as he or she is the “reason for the season” !

    So my beloved Hawaii “TSAIKO NATION” enjoy your day and make sure you HUG your friend, neighbor, love one, foe, associate or professional colleague as LIFE is short and we must live it to the FULLEST and what better way to show any affection through gesture of care, warmth, sincerity and kindness.

    “For God so love the world that he he gave his ONLY begotten son that who ever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life
    For I am the Alpha and Omega, World with out end AMEN” !

    Vaya Con Dios Tsaiko Nation and Imua Warriors !

  137. wafan November 13, 2009 4:34 am

    Happy ALoha Friday everyone!!!

  138. Garret November 13, 2009 5:44 am

    Wow, Keith Amemiya stepping down is really, really bad news for high school sports in Hawaii…

  139. Garret November 13, 2009 5:46 am


    I haven’t tried Safari and I think I’ll just stick with Firefox for now.

  140. Garret November 13, 2009 5:55 am

    Ferd’s article had an interesting comparison of salaries for assistant coaches.

    UH assistants make a total of about $1 million per year.

    NMSU assistants make a total of about $470,000 per year.

    Boise State assistants make a total of about $1.6 million per year.

  141. Garret November 13, 2009 6:04 am

    The UH-NMSU game is on ESPN 360 and ESPN Gameplan according to SportsHawaii.

  142. d1島 November 13, 2009 6:25 am

    Great Morning All!

    Well, it worked last Friday….

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!



  143. oscar meyer November 13, 2009 6:32 am

    UH has staff problems nov 12 2009 honolulu advertiser

  144. d1島 November 13, 2009 6:38 am

    BTW, hope all those with paraskevidekatriaphobia have a great day anyway…..

  145. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 13, 2009 7:13 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!
    Finally getting a little rain on da wessai…
    Thunder show stayed out to sea.

    Hi Ho!

  146. wafan November 13, 2009 7:16 am

    Yahoo! The off-topic posts are back!!!

    Thank you, Garret!!!!!!!!!

    That dog took so long to get back because he was “finding” explosives every three or four feet.

  147. wafan November 13, 2009 7:19 am

    Snow levels down to 500′ tonight. The foothills will probably get some snow. I am about 150′ so will not see anything — I hope.

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  151. Slugger November 13, 2009 7:34 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!


    As I always caution, I know nothing… 😀 I can only ask in words to describe what I see. Sooooo, what does Lewis need to do to make his tackle? I’m sure the coaches reviewed the film & let him know.

    Not much rain here yet…better go out to the garden before it does rain.

  152. djmitcho November 13, 2009 7:35 am

    Good Morning All! Happy Aloha Friday!! GO WARRIORS!!!

  153. wafan November 13, 2009 8:32 am

    dj . . .

    How are things on the otherside of the hill? Hope you are doing well!

  154. wafan November 13, 2009 8:33 am

    The blog clock is around 15 slow.

  155. madeinhawaii November 13, 2009 8:49 am

    UH has always had ‘staff’ problems… but now they’re infectious.

  156. djmitcho November 13, 2009 9:12 am

    it was chilly last night. Very foggy in parts of town too. We are supposed to get snow this afternoon, but it’s warmed up quite a bit. Probably gonna be rain instead of snow. As long as it’s not freezing rain. I think that’s the worst stuff.

  157. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 13, 2009 9:16 am

    Just read the article in The Other Downtown Daily about Keith Amemiya’s leaving the Hawaii High School Athletic Association. Word on the political street is that he is going to be the head guy in Mufi’s campaign for Governor with the expectation of getting a major position in the new Hannemann Administration come December, 2010 – assuming that he wins both the Primary over Abercrombie and the General over Aiona.

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