Nash gets contract extension; UH gets 2nd ESPN game

Congratulations to basketball coach Bob Nash, who received a contract extension. Nash is entering the final year of an original three-year contract. He received a rollover for the 2010-2011 and an option for the 2011-2012 season.

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ESPN or ESPN2 will televise the Dec. 5 football game between UH and Wisconsin. The Sept. 30 game between UH and Louisiana Tech will be shown on ESPN2.

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Linebacker Blaze Soares said he is on track to earn his bachelor’s degree this summer. He was a non-qualifier out of high school, and attended Hawaii Pacific his first year. He was injured all of last year. Because he earned a degree in four years (and has only played two seasons), he will apply for a hardship to allow him to play in 2010.

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Sorry, fellas. Marissa Bonilla is engaged to former UH defensive end Melila Purcell III. The wedding will be next February.


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Chris Black appears to the No. 1 left cornerback.
Black, who barely played last year as a JC transfer, has only one year of eligibility remaining.Black was inelgible the first few games of 2008 while his transcripts were evaluated. He made three road trips, but did not play in any because of an injury.
Unfortunately, his situation is not unique. The process of verifying grades and transferrable credits is not an easy one for players coming from junior colleges. Some wind up sitting out training camp. Erik Robinson’s eligibility, for instance, wasn’t approved until a few weeks after the 2007 season started.
It would have been nice to see Black have two full seasons.

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UH accepted the best available options for the 2009 football schedule.
But, c’mon, as the school in the most isolated state, there had to be better choices than a schedule that includes a 36-day gap between home games.
Sure, the trouble is linked to ESPN’s Wednesday night game, which requires a team to burn two bye weekends. But since ESPN offers UH a sweet bowl arrangement, that relationship must be respected. It would have been nice for UH supporters if the Wednesday game were scheduled later in the season, when the byes would have been more useful.


  1. Stretch April 1, 2009 6:37 am

    I still think the schedule sucks!!

  2. NYUH April 1, 2009 6:41 am

    Ten days to prepare for a nationally televised road game is not bad. The game with LT should be a good one.

  3. Stephen Tsai April 1, 2009 6:42 am

    How the heck did you post before I could even verify the post?

  4. Stretch April 1, 2009 6:43 am

    ST – I am able to do some things quick…. like homey.

  5. rylen April 1, 2009 6:45 am

    top 10

  6. Stretch April 1, 2009 6:46 am

    Re: JC Transfers

    Is the problem w/ the NCAA or UH accepting the transferrable credits?? Do other schools have the same problem?? Is it that UH has “higher” academic standards??

  7. midnight April 1, 2009 6:47 am

    ok!! top 10. Hi all you Tsaikos!!

  8. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 1, 2009 6:53 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka again!

  9. expat April 1, 2009 6:58 am

    UH does have very strict standards and, of course, some archaic guidelines. When I started at UH Architecture for my MArch they weren’t really set up to accept students like myself who had a 4 year BS in Architecture and some really pretty silly choices had to be made. For instance, at MIT we had one basic history of architecture class. UH broke the same content into two. I don’t remember where the break was, but they were both required classes. So, they gave me credit for one class. I could take my pick and had to take the other class, the content of which I had just taken a year before. It was easy enough, but what a waste of time. Same thing with structures and a few other requirements.

  10. Kekoa April 1, 2009 7:01 am

    ST ~ Just missed the cut off on the old blog by 1 minute…had to drag this post ovah. Shoots!…get limu on top aurready!


    D-1 ~ I had my April Fool Disaster Alert Shield (AFDAS) up and running at midnite. At exactly 05:55 AM your April Foolery was trapped and extinguished by my Shield.

    If you should experience any “Jackpot” activity today, please forward the winnings to PO Box 701, Kapolei, HI for verification. Oh, and…”Can Harrah’s buy you a drink?”

  11. YpoWarrior April 1, 2009 7:06 am

    ST, what’s up with Adam Leonard? Have you heard anything from him. Hope he does well at the Pro Day.

  12. Kekoa April 1, 2009 7:12 am

    expat ~

    …and so what does that have to do with the price of noodles in the Manoa Marketplace?

    Nah…j/k…why couldn’t someone in the ‘office’ check your documentation and credit you with both sides of the requirement and just post it in your transcript? Isn’t there an appeal process?

    Too obvious, huh?

  13. djmitcho April 1, 2009 7:23 am

    Good Morning All! It’s hump day! The weekend is getting closer.

  14. HawaiianKiko(Chief Lurker) April 1, 2009 7:46 am

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

    Good Mornin TsaiKo Ohana !!!!

    Great to practice starting up again…the season is just around the for the warm-up by playing DVD’s of past Warrior games

    IMUA Warriors…..

    Back to the Future……

  15. chawan_cut April 1, 2009 7:47 am

    what are you talking about saturday?

  16. chawan_cut April 1, 2009 7:56 am

    or are you april fools’in me?

  17. koakane iphone April 1, 2009 7:58 am

    Morning tsaiko country sun comming out and a nice way to observe spring ball

    Lot of attention to detail by new oline coach. Teaches how skill is related to technique.

  18. YpoWarrior April 1, 2009 7:58 am

    ST, do you have a list of players that will participate at tomorrow’s Pro Day?

  19. Mr Colomaohana April 1, 2009 8:09 am

    Good morning psychotic tsaikos.

    Some JC transfers are outstanding athletes and hardly have any showtime.

    Doesn’t each college student at most colleges have assigned academic counselors? I feel that the academic counselors at both schools should assist transfer students in transcripts and transferable credits.
    I am not a counselor or in the education field and I may not know how the system works in each college but maybe that’s why some people get discouraged from transferring to another school to obtain higher or better education.

  20. Garret April 1, 2009 8:10 am

    Sure, the trouble is linked to ESPN’s Wednesday night game, which requires a team to burn two bye weekends. But since ESPN offers UH a sweet bowl arrangement, that relationship must be respected. It would have been nice for UH supporters if the Wednesday game were scheduled later in the season, when the byes would have been more useful.

    I agree with everything ST wrote here…ESPN got its way of course, since they had all the power. UH gets a national TV game on a Wednesday when there shouldn’t be much else against it and gets extra days to prepare for the ESPN game. It would have been nice for the Wednesday game to be later in the season, but maybe ESPN had other programming already arranged for later in the football season?

  21. Mr Colomaohana April 1, 2009 8:12 am

    I forgot, happy April fools.
    Watch your back no get attacked.

  22. Garret April 1, 2009 8:15 am

    I hope that Chris Black has an awesome final college season and fills UH’s need at CB. It is too bad that he couldn’t get cleared until so late last year, but that can’t be helped now.

    The problem with JC transfer eligibility is one reason why Mac is correct to focus his JC recruiting on players that are eligible early. The JC guys that are already enrolled at UH don’t have worry about being eligible for Fall camp…they are going to get to go through Spring practice also!

    Trouble is, lots of other schools that recruit JCs also go after the December transfers. In the past, JC players might have gone to UH instead of BCS schools because they had to worry about their eligibility…now, Mac will probably only go after a JC player who is exceptional unless they are December transfers.

  23. Garret April 1, 2009 8:17 am

    This writer says that Washington should trade for Cutler and puts down Colt.

    How about if Denver asks for this year’s first and Campbell? I try to get back a second or third this year or next but if that’s what it takes I do it.

    I like Campbell a lot. I’ve even been categorized as a Jason Campbell apologist. He still has a ways to go but in the absence of a viable alternative—and I do not believe that Colt Brennan is anywhere near viable at this point in time—I’d rather give him one year too many to prove himself rather than one year too few.

    Cutler isn’t just a viable alternative; he is a major upgrade.

  24. chawan_cut April 1, 2009 8:18 am

    (¡slooɟ s,lıɹdɐ ou) ɔɐʍ ǝɥʇ ǝʇɐɥ llıʇs ı

  25. Ronnie April 1, 2009 8:18 am

    Forecast for Carson tomorrow – partly cloudy with a hight of 67 degrees. It was about the same for last year’s Pro Day.

    Praying for and injury free day for our Warriors to show what they can do!

  26. Mr Colomaohana April 1, 2009 8:19 am

    Aloha kekoa

    Address correction
    Jackpot winnings should go to 200 yards north of
    1001 kamokila blvd
    Kapolei HI 96707

  27. warriorfanny April 1, 2009 8:22 am

    Good morn to all and our fearless scribe and happy Fool’s day.
    Ba-a-wa-haha to our 2009 schedule that has the feel of a Chicago deal…dont they kiss you before they et tu Brute in the back?
    Not in the WAC, so, get over it, there is no foreplay or missionary-positions when it comes to scheduling Hawaii.

    C’mon, it’s not like Hawaii hasnt shot itself in the foot scheduling a season–REM hermie–he was a gem at self-induced purple hearts.
    Did JJ do UH a favor by scheduling Florida @ Gainsville than downgrading Teebow on ESPN, the year he wins the Heisman?

    Y so complacent about our JUCOs losing a season?
    Tsai wrote:
    “The process of verifying grades and transferrable credits is not an easy one for players coming from junior colleges. Some wind up sitting out training camp. Erik Robinson’s eligibility, for instance, wasn’t approved until a few weeks after the 2007 season started.”

    Cavalier, indeed.

    Now, ever since you animated the infamous ‘drinkin bud’ we all know UH upper campus bureau-cracks twiddle their thumbs and move lethargically when pushed into the “Football player-transcript” mode.
    For them, it turns on a whole new world of comparative subject matter and course description.
    Rocket science stuff? uh…

    Benson and Bristol?
    They are innocuous by contrast.
    At least we know what to expect.

    In Hawaii, our programs often KIA by friendly fire.
    So what else is news?

  28. Garret April 1, 2009 8:23 am

    However, this article has some good news from Jim Zorn.

    In a surprise, Zorn revealed that he’s planning on giving Brennan extensive playing time during the preseason because he’s seriously thinking of playing Brennan over Campbell this season.

    “After reviewing the preseason tapes and practice tapes from last season, we have decided that we do not need to trade for Cutler because we think that Colt has a brighter future,” said Zorn. “We need to get Colt ready for this season, so he’ll play most of our preseason games, including when the first team is on the field. Campbell and Collins are veterans who know the offense, so they don’t need much work to be ready for the season.”

  29. Garret April 1, 2009 8:26 am


    I hope that the players at UH’s Pro Day can avoid the hamstring injuries that hurt so many of the Warriors’ draft chances last year!

  30. Garret April 1, 2009 8:26 am

    Got to get back to work…

  31. Mr Colomaohana April 1, 2009 8:30 am

    Wassup chawan cut
    Did the April fool worm attack your computer?

  32. warriorfanny April 1, 2009 8:34 am

    eh, Zorn aint doing Colt a favor–he got his marching orders and is CYA. LOL.
    Next press release by Zman will be about the merits of a sidewinder–its quick release and accuracy…hello, in DC!

  33. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 8:45 am

    Got worm?

    If you are not sure then check out the link:

  34. expat April 1, 2009 8:48 am


    You would think there would be some kind of appeal process but not at the time. I was able to pass out of one of the structures requirements but I still had to get the credits in another class — they gave me the class but didn’t reduce the total credits.

    A lot of people do not realize how rigorous UH is with requirements. It took me 6 semesters to get an MArch, and that is coming in with an architecture degree. I doubled up on studios for two semesters and did my thesis in one. Most of my undergrad friends who continued in architecture at places like Cal got their masters degree in 3 or 4 semesters.

    My mom has been teaching at UH for 35 years and even when she was department head she had little leeway in dealing with school requirements. She is at the School of Nursing, BTW.

  35. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 8:50 am

    Good morning all.

    Mr. C – Yup, you would think the counselors, advisers, compliance officers, etc. at the JC’s will ensure credits are transferable. But then UH would also have to verify on their side that the assumed transferable courses are counterparts of required courses at UH. That’s why sometimes it takes long to sort through all the paperwork. I just made that up…sounded good to me though. hahaha

  36. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 8:51 am

    Stretch – You got that right! SOME things we can do very quick. 😉

  37. koakane iphone April 1, 2009 8:57 am

    Practice almost over learning curve in progress, like coaches taking time to recorrect error and explaining correct way to execute skill, technique within the assignments

  38. Mr Colomaohana April 1, 2009 9:06 am

    Good answer. Securitas train you well on dealing with the media.
    Do you know if worm is April fool or for real?

  39. d1島 April 1, 2009 9:14 am

    koakane iphone,

    Mahalo for the practice updates.

  40. cheepono April 1, 2009 9:14 am


    What is all the black stuff that gets kicked up when the players make cuts and run on Ching Field?

  41. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 9:19 am

    Mr C – It’s real. Most people have been keeping their anti-virus software updated and have also installed Windows latest updates so they should have not much to fear.

    Speaking of Securitas, it’s a good thing they are an equal opportunity employer because we get plenty senior citizens like myself working over here.

  42. koakane iphone April 1, 2009 9:29 am

    Stay tuned for big Scoop on Bob Nash

  43. chawan_cut April 1, 2009 9:32 am

    ˙ʇɐɥʇ ʎq pǝʇɔǝɟuı ʇǝƃ noʎ ǝɔuo sɹǝʇʇɐɯ ǝslǝ ƃuıɥʇou ˙snɹıʌ o-ǝɯɐl ǝɥʇ pǝllɐɔ ƃuıɥʇǝɯos ʎq pǝxuıɾ ʎpɐǝɹlɐ ɯɐ ı
    ‘ɐuɐɥoɐɯoloɔ ɹɯ

  44. lovesuhwarriors April 1, 2009 9:33 am

    coach mack should stop in dallas to say aloha to JJ and the gang! maybe use their practice facilities.

  45. warriorfanny April 1, 2009 9:36 am

    let me guess–Jim Donovan rolled-over–again!

  46. djmitcho April 1, 2009 9:37 am

    the black stuff that gets kicked up is the black rubber pellets from the turf that likes to get all up in your shoes and stuff.

  47. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 9:39 am

    Koakane – yep, heard Nash recruited a 6’11” center and a 6′ point guard.

    chawan – ˙uʍop-ǝpısdn-spɹɐʍʞɔɐq uǝǝɹɔs ɹǝʇndɯoɔ ɹnoʎ ǝʌɐɥ noʎ ʞuıɥʇ ı

  48. A-House April 1, 2009 9:47 am

    OK, OK, so UH got “burned” again by the WAC. Is it so unusual? Hell, NO! Then, which school got the “best” schedule?

    When Benson came to attend Hermie’s call before the Legislature, I wanted to puke! What a waste of time and resources. If UH paid his way, Fraiser should be sent a bill for expenses incurred!!!

    The faster Benson leaves, the better I will feel. Maybe, the MWC will take him in as an associate Commish – nah, they dumped him when they bolted.

  49. A-House April 1, 2009 9:51 am

    Homey and Chwan:

    You guys are making me get “motion sickness” cause I try to read your posts upside down and it makes me dizzy.

    Homey: what happend to the 2 “very good” guards mentioned last week? Now, UH has a center and 1 guard? What happened?

    OK, Jim D, the pressure is on, but I believe Coach Nash deserves another 2 years then make another decision of keep or find new one.

  50. chawan_cut April 1, 2009 9:54 am

    ˙ǝɥɔɐpɐǝɥ ɐ ǝʌɐɥ ʇsnɾ ı ˙ʎuɐ pǝdlǝɥ sʇı ʞuıɥʇ ʇ,uop ˙punoɹɐ sƃuıɥʇ ɥɔʇıʍs pǝɹnƃıɟ ı os spɹɐʍʞɔɐq #$@ sɐʍ ı pıɐs ǝuoǝɯos ˙pɐǝɥ ʎɯ uo ƃuıʇʇıs ˙ǝdou ‘ʎǝɯoɥ

  51. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 9:55 am

    A-House – I was joking about the center and guard. APRIL FOOLS!


  52. chawan_cut April 1, 2009 9:57 am

    ˙ɐlloq ˙˙˙ɟɥ ɟo sɹǝʌoʇɟǝl ǝɥʇ ʇnoqɐ ƃuıɥʇǝɯos op oʇ ǝʌɐɥ ʎǝɥʇ ʍou

  53. ʎǝɯoɥ ℞ April 1, 2009 9:59 am

    chawan – ˙ɯooɹɥʇɐq ǝɥʇ ƃuısn sɯǝlqoɹd ǝʌɐɥ ʎɐɯ noʎ ʞuıɥʇ ı

  54. madeinhawaii April 1, 2009 10:04 am

    The schedule looks like an April Fool’s joke. sheesh… and NINE games in the final stretch without a bye? Oye vay!

  55. ʇnɔ‾uɐʍɐɥɔ April 1, 2009 10:08 am

    ˙ıɯʇ ‘ɯʌu ‘ʞo
    ¡ɥɔɐǝɹ ʎllɐnʇɔɐ uɐɔ ı ʍou ˙sʎɐʍ ou

  56. Da Punchbowl Kid April 1, 2009 10:09 am

    Good Morning All!

    Yep, that WAC must hate us, by golly. Only one thing worse than a lousy schedule, and that’s a schedule that takes forever to be released. We get both, thanks to our dear friends from the WAC.

  57. YpoWarrior April 1, 2009 10:13 am

    So does the team stay on the road for an entire month? Or will they come back after the UNLV game & head back to Ruston about a week later??? I guess nowadays the team can stay on the mainland & not miss too much schoolwork.

  58. Kekoa April 1, 2009 10:16 am

    expat ~ Win a contract to design a new wing at UH that will house all the compliance staff and the advisors who are responsible for transfers.

    Make it one way in…no way out! Sweet Revenge! 😈

  59. ʎǝɯoɥ ℞ April 1, 2009 10:19 am

    DPK – I can think of many things worse than a lousy schedule. If you look on the bright side we do get to go to 7 home game t-gates .

  60. al ™ April 1, 2009 10:20 am

    giving nash a one year extension is what was politically correct. jd did the right thing in giving nash some respect and yet the short leash also indicates that nash needs to perform if he plans to stick around.

  61. koakane iphone April 1, 2009 10:21 am

    No homey not even close on bnash

  62. A-House April 1, 2009 10:21 am


    Was not aware that your Mom was a Nurse and Dept Head at UH.

    To assist with the nurses shortage, maybe UH can work with the Hospitals to grant scholarships to deserving students who want a nursing career and the student, upon graduation, must serve a minimum of 5 years at the hopspital that granted the scholarship or repay the money in full with interest.

    Hope we can see you in Seattle come September.

  63. al ™ April 1, 2009 10:22 am

    ʎǝɯoɥ ℞:

    now lets see if dpk attends even one tailgate this year.

  64. warriorfanny April 1, 2009 10:22 am

    The 2009 football schedule is a red herring storyline.
    Its a quamire of whinning with no positive outlook.
    Let’s play football!

    Gordie Shaw and Chris Tormey are the headliners for 2009.
    These two coaching aquisitions may have the impact of a recruiting class fraught with 5-star recruits.

    The main focus of this team is our OL, regretfully a much maligned unit.
    Ever since the departure of CAV our OL has been a gypsy- in-transit managed by a motley assortment RB coaches turned OL coaches-to-easy riders turned commando-to OL appreticeship-turned-RB coach.


    Enter Gordie.
    An accomplished journeyman coming from a program that is part of a conference that coined the phrase smash ball.
    Coach Shaw knows what it takes and will take what he knows to produce the Big Ten template at Hawaii.
    This will interesting.
    If not fun.
    Like watching JJ and Paul Johnson in their inaugural year.
    Dont miss it or be misled by other divisionary distractions.
    Gordie Shaw and his OL will be the signature entree in 2009.

    The key to MACs attack on D will be the coverage of his safeties.
    Enter Chris Tormey.
    Glanville called this group the “last line of defense”.
    Last year, our vulnerability on the backside was often exposed by our blitzes up front.
    Miano is a great scheme guy and prolific windtalker when flashing signals on the sideline.
    Hopefully, Tormey can compliment Coach Rich with an admixture of experience and technique not neccesarily related to red cones and combine-type drills.

    Naturally, talent plays heavily, but so does charisma.
    This is another position worth watching.
    Best wishes to Coach Tormey–we need improvement!

  65. MeiLing April 1, 2009 10:24 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    BasketBows news: Congrats to coach Nash on his contract renewal. Now, can we have guys work on their outside shooting? working around a 2-3 defense? driving the ball inside the paint?

    Football schedule: Dang!

    LizK & SteveM,

    We need to figah out season ticket stuff.

  66. Kekoa April 1, 2009 10:29 am

    Mr. C ~

    Re: #26

    No such number, address unknown??

    Did I mention that my house really is *The Last House On The Left!* All the Tsaiko’s that have been there have hysterically reappeared on the weekends!

  67. Ronnie April 1, 2009 10:29 am

    At least I can now start checking airfare for the away games…

    I was kind of hoping that the BSU game would be 10/17 – so I could come home for my birthday (I don’t want to be in Idaho for the second birthday in a row 😉 ).

  68. Kekoa April 1, 2009 10:36 am

    Well said warriorfanny.

  69. A-House April 1, 2009 10:37 am

    Mei LIng:

    Did miss the news on Coach Nash’s new contract? Fill me in on the details. thanks!!!

    I don’t see a post from ST?

  70. warriorfanny April 1, 2009 10:39 am

    I dont agree with the roll-over, given two years of Nashball, but realistically, what else can JD do?
    –we are broke a$$ and stuck with Bolla too….union mindsets are running our UH programs into the ground.

  71. Ronnie April 1, 2009 10:39 am

    What are the major airports closest to Ruston, LA and Moscow, ID?

  72. Ronnie April 1, 2009 10:43 am


    Where are you guys staying for the Washington St. game?

  73. al ™ April 1, 2009 10:45 am

    ahouse….check the “breaking news”.

  74. al ™ April 1, 2009 10:49 am

    the next developing issue is what to do with mike wilton. this may be the second consecutive year that we miss the playoffs. not good.

    men’s vb is already a fragile business venture. we are still juggling the lineup as of last week. the team has no identity.

    recruiting has gone to the way side and game management has lacked imagination.

    i can picture jd in his office, “what to do? what to do?”.

  75. A-House April 1, 2009 11:01 am


    Don’t know the name of the hotel, but it’s directly across Qwest Field.

    Midori7 making all the arrangements.

  76. Mr Colomaohana April 1, 2009 11:02 am

    Address I have you is kapolei post office. Go north 200 to 300 yards.
    If you live 96707, I can cattle call 2x a week at kekoa’s kitchen.

  77. Ronnie April 1, 2009 11:03 am

    Thanks, A-House. I’ll ask her. Just want to make sure I’ll be with family so far from home 🙂 !

  78. Pauoa Boy April 1, 2009 11:11 am

    Aunty Ronnie,
    You know if the Pro-Day is open to the public and what time it starts and ends? I tried to look it up on the Home Depot Center website but it doesn’t even list the Pro-Day as happening. Anyway, if anybody knows the 411, please post…thanks!

  79. al ™ April 1, 2009 11:14 am

    pboy…..just show up in your uniform. guarantee they let you in. call tsai he can sly you in for sure.

  80. Ronnie April 1, 2009 11:15 am

    Hi Pauoa Boy,

    I don’t think it is officially open to the public, but I know a couple of Tsaikos went last year. I think it starts around 10 AM. I’ll see if Rich knows and let you know.

  81. (Jesse)James April 1, 2009 11:20 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…another esme day in Hawaii nei. I agree with Stretch, the schedule still sucks but, ah, sometimes you have to be like DPK and play with what you got….LMAO J/K DPK….

    I have to also agree with Stretch and homey though, I’ve heard that they do achieve some things quickly….MWAHAHAHAHAHA although I’ve also been guilty as charged on that account….LMAO

  82. UKU@LA April 1, 2009 11:23 am

    eh, MIDNIGHT, i goin be in Honolulu next week, for a week. prolly, can hook-up n go watch practice. can?
    go warriors! aloha TSAI-KOS.

    MANEO !!!

  83. ʇnɔ‾uɐʍɐɥɔ April 1, 2009 11:37 am

    ¿ʇɥƃıɹ ǝlʇʇoq uǝǝɹƃ ǝɥʇ ɥʇıʍ ʞɔınb ǝɹɐ sʎnƃ noʎ uɐǝɯ noʎ

  84. Kazz April 1, 2009 11:39 am

    Sorry, fellas. Marissa Bonilla is engaged to former UH defensive end Melila Purcell III. The wedding will be next February.

    AH! LOSE MONEY!!! Nah j/k…

    Any woman that can throw a tight spiral over 30 feet is a CATCH!!! 😉

    (throws a shaka to the happy couple) dey u go. :mrgreen:

  85. Stephen Tsai April 1, 2009 11:40 am

    OK. I’m back.
    A few things:
    • Those are granules used to hold down the field. Eventually, they will settle. For now, wear slippers to practice.
    • I saw poor Johnny Mac today. It’s tough to go 36 days between home games. Thing is, it actually could have been worse.
    • Talked to Gordy Shaw today. He’s pretty optimistic about Laupepa Letuli. Said the guy really is picking it up.
    • Don’t have the full roster of Pro Day participants. But Jake Patek and Amani Purcell are giving it another shot.

  86. YpoWarrior April 1, 2009 11:41 am

    Good news for Blaze!!!

  87. Kekoa April 1, 2009 11:43 am

    Mr. C ~ According to my Nainoa Thompson Navagational Decoder Ring, 200-300 yards North of my PO Box at USPS is da Kapolei PD!

  88. al ™ April 1, 2009 11:43 am

    pauoa boy…..see your email ASAP.

  89. Kekoa April 1, 2009 11:47 am

    Mr. C ~ A lunch CC at Chun Wah Kam Noodle Factory with da Wessai Chaptah guys would be very well received.

  90. Loa April 1, 2009 11:54 am

    howzit gang!

    homey ℞ – thanks for 33, fo real or april fools?

    kekoa – making me hungry

  91. rog April 1, 2009 11:56 am

    Wow congratulations for two losing seasons, only in Hawaii. Not sure any other schools would be excited.

  92. djmitcho April 1, 2009 11:56 am

    I think the closest major airport to Moscow, ID would be Spokane. Then it’s about an hour and half or so drive down there.

  93. Loa April 1, 2009 11:57 am

    good for Blaze on earning his degree
    i can hear the other teams saying oh sh**

  94. Loa April 1, 2009 12:00 pm

    chawan_cut – do you have the worm? your posts coming out funky

  95. Garret April 1, 2009 12:01 pm

    Congratulations to Marissa Bonilla and Melila Purcell III!

  96. Garret April 1, 2009 12:03 pm

    Congratulations to Blaze for taking care of business in the classroom! Graduating is great, and the extra year of eligibility would be great for the team and for Blaze himself.

  97. Garret April 1, 2009 12:03 pm

    Bess mentioned here.

    The Dolphins’ best talent at WR may be Davone Bess, who was signed as a rookie free agent last season out of Hawaii. Bess showed potential in flashes at times last year, but his best value is likely as a return man and a slot receiver.

  98. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 12:03 pm

    Kekoa – My Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes compass also points to the same location as your decoder ring.

  99. Kekoa April 1, 2009 12:03 pm

    Loa ~ You goin’ fb practice on Sat. morning?

  100. Loa April 1, 2009 12:07 pm

    Garret – #28, i heard on the dan patrick show that they speculating j. cutler to the skins for campbell + draft picks
    interesting part was that they talked about hiring m. shanahan for hc

  101. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 12:07 pm

    Loa – I’ll see you on Thursday. Lunch or you going dig out?

    FRANK – I’ve seen your business cards attached to poles all over this island!

  102. Loa April 1, 2009 12:10 pm

    Kekoa – negative on saturday, planning on next week though

  103. Garret April 1, 2009 12:11 pm


    Sorry, post #28 was just an experiment. I wanted to see if anyone would notice what the link was or if they would realize that was made up. The thing is, by choosing Colt I figured that UH fans might wonder if it was a real story because we know how Colt is worthy of a real shot at playing time.

    I was going to continue #28 further, but worked popped up so I had to leave the blog for awhile. Too late now to continue what I had planned…

  104. Loa April 1, 2009 12:11 pm

    homey ℞ – prolly dig out before the camera crew arrives 🙂

  105. Mr Colomaohana April 1, 2009 12:12 pm

    Jackpot. Money is safe. If you in the area ending of next week stop by say wassup.

  106. Garret April 1, 2009 12:13 pm

    So, ESPN only wants the Wisconsin game and the La Tech game on Wednesday…but wants to show BSU 6 times. Sadly, that is not an April Fools thing. Nevada gets 4 ESPN games and La Tech gets 3, so I guess ESPN favors them over UH.

  107. Jason April 1, 2009 12:14 pm

    Congrats to Melila and Marissa! And to Blaze! And that’s good for Coach Nash. I agree, the next question is Wilton. Young squad, harder to recruit, that’s a tough situation to be in too.

    Garret: #28 — Can’t access name links on the iPod touch. Sounds more like a cruel April Fools joke, though.

  108. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 12:16 pm

    If Blaze has a breakout season I think he would enter the draft.

  109. Jason April 1, 2009 12:16 pm

    Ah, take too long to type on this thing, I see your 104.

  110. A-House April 1, 2009 12:21 pm

    Best wishes to Marissa and Mel!!!

    Most hearty congrats to Blaze for showing those who doubted that he can achieve. Also, be great to see him get that extra year for 2010 and see him put the hurts on QBs and RBs in and out of conference.

  111. Kekoa April 1, 2009 12:23 pm

    Mr. C ~ What happen to my Citizen Police pahtna Officer Pacheco? You guys wen put him in lock down for hangin’ out with a person of intrest?…(uhh, that’s how they described me)

  112. SteveM April 1, 2009 12:23 pm

    April 1st, 2009 at 11:23 am
    eh, MIDNIGHT, i goin be in Honolulu next week, for a week. prolly, can hook-up n go watch practice. can?
    go warriors! aloha TSAI-KOS.

    MANEO !!!

    Can someone attending practice next week please put out a Cattle Call for UKU@la? He is one of the early bloggers and a charter member of the LoCal Tsai-ko Chapter?

    …I’m working days to pay off the Tax Man but would like to drop in and met him. Unless UKU@la wants a small karaoke call in the evening… 🙄

  113. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 12:24 pm

    SteveM – You can set it up, meet him, and then leave. 😉

  114. A-House April 1, 2009 12:25 pm

    My biggest concern about Wilton is his inability to “strategize” to win the big games. He should take lessons from Al Scates (“SIT DOWN AL”, is Mrs A-House’s most quotable line).

  115. Colomaohana April 1, 2009 12:26 pm

    Ai’ soos Mr Colomaohana: you pau run errands fo’ da camping trip? Did you feed da bebe? So…..what time we going to Kekoa’s house? I can bring one beeeg pot sari sari…..

  116. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 12:27 pm

    SteveM – I see no one RSVP’d for the 4/25 t-gate. Therefore, I am RSVP’ing for me and koakane. koakane will be there at 8:00 a.m.

  117. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 12:30 pm

    Big C – no porget tooooo druf op daaaaaaaaaaaaaaa sari sari aht daaaaaaa teee-gate.

  118. A-House April 1, 2009 12:35 pm


    Count on 3 for A-House and Mrs will make “makizushi” for 4/25/09.

  119. Colomaohana April 1, 2009 12:37 pm

    Uhhh…how come onleeee drup op? We like stay, but uh…..get march ub dimes dat morrrrr-neng, eh…..

  120. Stephen Tsai April 1, 2009 12:39 pm

    I think you have it backward. Shouldn’t I ask you what to do to lose weight before I lose weight?

  121. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 12:39 pm

    A-House – Interesting #115. I don’t attend and rarely watch MVB. When you say strategize do you mean huddling/conferring with the other coaches and try to figure things out, or huddling with the team during timeouts and between games, looking at his notebook or whatever source of information he has and decide on what to do next? Does it look like he is just going on hunches? Has his coaching style changed after all these years?

  122. Stephen Tsai April 1, 2009 12:43 pm

    Don’t think the problem is strategizing.
    Think the problem is passing. UH has had problems passing the past couple of years. If you can’t pass, you can’t run an offense. Two of their better passers this year are freshmen. But Steven Hunt missed all of that time with a fractured hand, and Gus Tuaniga was our four matches because of an academic issue. It’s a young team.

  123. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 12:43 pm

    Big C aka Coma – You are doing a good thing for the March of Dimes so that’s why I said drop off. What time does it pennish? hahahahaha, ooops, had to laugh at that word. That would make a good Filipino joke.

  124. HiFlyer April 1, 2009 12:43 pm

    SteveM – I’ll be there on 4/25/09, don’t know what time but will be there.

  125. Mr Colomaohana April 1, 2009 12:44 pm

    Small world. Officer Pacheco still same place but with new retirees, people were shuffled around in temporary positions. Will see him Friday and tell him he wanted by one tsaiko guy. He know you as kekoa?

    My wife told you its 5.75 a bowl? Rice is .50 scoop. Housekeeping and landscaping no pay much so any income will help us bring at least one relative prom de pilipines to work por our company.

  126. Stephen Tsai April 1, 2009 12:45 pm

    Anybody ever heard of Tommy Crowley?
    His mom said he’s going to be at Pro Day.

  127. Stephen Tsai April 1, 2009 12:48 pm

    I think UH will be addressing the guard situation shortly.

  128. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 12:50 pm

    Mr. C – How big the bowl? If Thelma’s size then that’s a bargain! She use chicharron or chinese style roast pork in the sari sari?

  129. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 12:51 pm

    ST – How do you know his mom? Guard in football or basketball?

  130. al ™ April 1, 2009 12:55 pm

    homey 109…….i think that blaze really needs to have a great year this year and to stay off of the injury list. then, he needs to get hardship year and put up numbers and again show that he is not injury prone. he hasn’t really played a full year and that is probably the biggest knock on him right now. he also needs to get his forty in the 4.7’s.

  131. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 1:01 pm

    al – If he has that big year and plays injury free then “Blaze would go”. My reasoning would be…well you never know he could get injured in his hardship season. Then maybe his MMA career will start.

  132. Loa April 1, 2009 1:02 pm

    homey ℞ – maybe both? like a double roster?

  133. Pauoa Boy April 1, 2009 1:03 pm

    No can check personal email at work so gotta wait until pau work. Anyway, I was going try check out the Pro-Day tommorrow in Carson, but if not open to the public then lose money dat kine. Anyway, we’ll see…

    Aunty Ronnie,
    Yeah if you can get the info… right on. I no work tomm. so I was going check em out if can.

    ST – Is anyone covering the Pro-Day tomm??? Like say Princess Leila???

  134. SteveM April 1, 2009 1:04 pm

    homey loves making work for me… but he’s right–only 24 days left to tailgate day. I do not usually list the attendees on the Event Calendar for tailgates–they are listed on the semi-secret tailgate page via Kazz. BUT, had it there for reference just in case I had to compile a blog-real name guest list again… hint, hint, fish, fish…. 🙄

  135. Stephen Tsai April 1, 2009 1:04 pm

    His mom left me a phone message.

  136. Stephen Tsai April 1, 2009 1:04 pm

    Me and the Princess will be at Pro Day.

  137. Stephen Tsai April 1, 2009 1:06 pm

    Guards, as in basketball.

  138. roysan16 April 1, 2009 1:07 pm

    Re-Michelle Wie’s statements in an interview with a reporter as she sets her sights on this weeks Kraft Nabisco Championship

    “I wish I didn’t hurt my wrist, that’s the one big thing. But that already happened and I don’t like looking into the past. Now all I want to do is focus on the present, try my hardest and look into the future.”

    “I want to win but I can’t really control that,” Wie said. “All I can control is how I play and how hard I try. I guess I just take a different outlook on my life now.”

    “I’ve stopped worrying about stuff that I can’t handle. I’m just going to try my hardest. If it works out, then great; if it doesn’t, then I know I’ve tried my hardest.”

    In the article it says Michelle Wie has completed her first year at Stanford, and is very happy in her life. This may be true. But what I sense when reading her responses are a zen like, spiritual resolve about her that’s a contrast from the past. Her sights, now, seemingly, are being in the moment. Before it was
    Michelle being caught up in the euphoria of super stardom, which became intensified because she wanted to take on the world. Now, smartly, she taking on what’s in front of her–the next eighteen holes. And this is the maturity, the spiritual uplift and a change in resolve I see in her as she’s carries forth this different approach in demeanor. A humbler Michelle that’s hungrier to conquer the course is imo a better golfer than the Michelle we have known from the past that was over sated with lofty goals. Now, having the least amount of pressure, the least amount of worry on her will probably eventually see Michelle doing better on the tour. Tomorrow’s tournament is big.

    GENERAL INFORMATION ( copied from the Kraft Nabisco site)

    The Kraft Nabisco Championship is the first “major” tournament of the year on the LPGA Tour. The 2009 tournament will be played for the 38th year on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club.

    Monday, March 30 – Practice Rounds
    Tuesday, March 31 — Wednesday, April 1 – Celebrity Pro-Am
    Thursday, April 2 — Sunday, April 5 – Championship Play

    Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage, Calif.
    Dinah Shore Tournament Course Par 36-36 – 72
    (6,569 yards)

    $2 million (Winner’s share

    Round 1 Pairings

    Tee #10
    Start Time : 8:01 AM (California time is +2 hrs, so this is 6:01 HST)
    Michelle Wie
    Ai Miyazato

    Round 2 Pairings

    Tee #1
    Start Time : 12:56 PM
    Michelle Wie
    Ai Miyazato


    Teen phenom Alexis Thompson focuses on making cut at Kraft Nabisco Championship. And at 14 all eyes will be on her, as they were when Michelle debuted at this tournament at 13 .
    ( copied from Fox sports)

    For the record Wie’s love affair with Mission Hills began at an early age. In 2003 she tied for ninth here as a 13-year-old, making her the youngest player to make the cut at the Kraft Nabisco. She followed that up with a fourth-place finish in ’04, a T-14 in ’05 and T-3 in 2006.

    (copied from Fox sports)
    People have to understand there’s a bigger picture than her being a great golfer,” Leadbetter said. “She wants to do more than just be a golfer. That’s her MO. People have to respect that.”

    Leadbetter went on to say that Wie often talks about wanting to do philanthropic work in her post-golf life, becoming “a global person.”

    She has said she won’t play golf past the age of 30.

    “She’s a very smart girl,” Leadbetter said. “She has always said she wants to use golf as a means to an end.”

    ….And the one quote that I hope comes to fruition, hopefully the one in reference of the winning golfer of the championship traditionally jumping in the pond outside the eighteenth hole.

    …But for Michelle, and what an example of confidence, told this reporter maybe humorlessly (and maybe not) that her and her caddy mapped out the deepest area of the pond to jump into…

    “I hopefully want it to be a graceful jump, but it’ll probably turn out to be a really ugly one, unfortunately,” Wie said. “But I don’t really care as long as I get to.”

    Good luck to Michelle, I hope to be watching her on television this Sunday, and making a splash would be nice.

  139. mauiwarrior April 1, 2009 1:08 pm

    was there practice this morning?

  140. Stephen Tsai April 1, 2009 1:08 pm

    Now, if Roysan can break that post into 15 different posts, our blog wouldn’t be out-hit by others every day.

  141. Stephen Tsai April 1, 2009 1:09 pm

    There was practice today. It was on the Cooke/Ching field for the first time since the vonAppen era.

  142. Stephen Tsai April 1, 2009 1:10 pm

    I must say: Inoke Funaki is looking good as a running back. Very fast.

  143. warriorfanny April 1, 2009 1:11 pm

    Land of Aloha or losers?
    Only in Hawaii does a basketball coach with 36 losses in two years get a a year extension on his three year K with a second year option and a congradulatory slap on his back by Hawaii’s booster club and press.

    Blaze Soares, will his destiny be enshrined or will he be the red engine that never was….

  144. Pauoa Boy April 1, 2009 1:11 pm

    ST – So is the Pro-Day closed to the public or would you happen to know if can watch?

  145. al ™ April 1, 2009 1:12 pm

    st… when are you going to spill the beans?
    jc or hs?
    pg or sg?

  146. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 1:13 pm

    roysan16 – I think in Michelle’s earlier years she was echoing the sentiments of a parent. Presently, she’s being her own person.

  147. Stephen Tsai April 1, 2009 1:16 pm

    The sprints, weight lifting and measurements are closed. You probably can see the position drills on the grass field, as long as you don’t cheer for Leila or ask for her autograph.

  148. Stretch April 1, 2009 1:17 pm

    April 1st, 2009 at 12:26 pm
    Ai’ soos Mr Colomaohana: you pau run errands fo’ da camping trip? Did you feed da bebe? So…..what time we going to Kekoa’s house? I can bring one beeeg pot sari sari…..

    here we go again with the sari-sari

  149. Stephen Tsai April 1, 2009 1:17 pm

    I can’t spill it, cuz it’s not my beat. (Hey, I’m not Ferd.) But I did meet one of the players. Now, if you call Dayton, he might tell you.

  150. PowderPuss April 1, 2009 1:23 pm

    Since I don’t have fancy, upside-down letters like c_c, I’ll go with the one-day-only name…STRETCH?!??!?!?!?!? Can’t wait to hear from ST and the Princess about Pro Day.

  151. mctruck April 1, 2009 1:24 pm


    Don’t know if anybody answered your question about airport closest to LaTech, but I believe it wud be Shreveport,(SHV), Louisiana; and they got a bunch of hotels in the same vicinity.

  152. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 1:26 pm

    warriorfanny – many of us are a happy bunch, some even congratulated Frazier when he got canned.

  153. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 1:29 pm

    Somehow PowderPuss sounds raunchy.

  154. Stretch April 1, 2009 1:29 pm

    ST – are you going to have enough kahones to meet Paula face to face this time??

  155. mauiwarrior April 1, 2009 1:32 pm

    ST: was there a similar work ethic today at practice as there was on Monday? Glad to hear Laupepa is finally getting “it” instead of getting injured…..

  156. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 1:32 pm

    ST, yeah, you better hurry up cause she’s looking older and older every week.

  157. da princess' classmate April 1, 2009 1:37 pm

    afternoon tsaiko’s

    lots of news out today. congrats to coach nash, deserved or not is not for any of us to decide, but here’s your chance good luck to you. hopefully this news of new guard(s) is true, especially a true facilitator. on a side note, wonder what rod flemings is thinking about his UK decision now. wanna see some unethical methods, check out how coach cal’s gonna maneuver to get all of his memphis recruits into the UK.

  158. warriorfanny April 1, 2009 1:39 pm

    Michele Wie is more Patty Hearst suffering from Stockholm syndrome than she is Phil Jackson espousing zen philosophy.
    She is traveling in parallel universes: first as a child-student attempting to be professional; and now as a professional possing as a student.

    She struggles at present to reconcile her past, apologetically, as if anyone cares.

    Aloha Michele-Jean…your candle burnt out, long before your legend ever began…

  159. jojo ® April 1, 2009 1:44 pm

    gosh, it sure is windy outside

  160. warriorfanny April 1, 2009 1:45 pm

    homey wrote:
    “warriorfanny – many of us are a happy bunch, some even congratulated Frazier when he got canned”.

    Funny stuff.
    Knowing hermie, he prolly tried to sell you his season tickets to wahine basketball.

  161. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 1:47 pm

    warriorfanny – I wouldn’t mind having the talent to rake in a few millions from some sponsors and play golf professionally and be a student. Well I would drop the student part and just play golf.

    I like you your first sentence…too funny!

  162. al ™ April 1, 2009 1:50 pm

    warriorfanny….the nash extension was still the right thing to do for the warrior basketball program.

    had it not been afforded, all recruiting would have come to a dead stop like it did the year hf failed to replace riley in a timely manner. that would have envoked a certain “death sentence” to our recruiting efforts.

    financially, it was a prudent thing to do. if nash turns it around then it cost us little as compared to the average salaries today. he needs to turn this around next year, otherwise, he could be bought out for the next year. which again would be a reasonable fee should it get to this point.

    nash has been a loyal supporter of the state and the basketball program for two/thirds of his life. i think it was the least that we could do for him.

    i hope a lot has been learned over the past two years and will pay dividends for nash and company. a lot of improvement is needed in talent, systems, philosophy, and game management, but, we all deserve a second chance.

  163. Stephen Tsai April 1, 2009 1:51 pm

    Hey, hey, HEY.
    There will be no talking bad about Paula.
    She’s forever my girl.

  164. Stephen Tsai April 1, 2009 1:52 pm

    Re: Intensity.
    Well, Mack didn’t send anyone to the sideline today.
    It was mostly about working on technique. The o-line is looking good. I think the defensive secondary is going to be OK. There was a lot of teaching going on. Tormey is a good addition.

  165. Manoa Mist April 1, 2009 1:53 pm

    Thanks for the spring updates Mr. Tsai. I feel the football fix saturating through my veins…That is great news about Blaze doing well in school, and I always thought Inoke would make a great runner/punt returner/slotback. He has the happy feet, like Raphel Cherry, like Chad Owens. You can’t teach that stuff. They just have another gear from the rest of the mortals.

  166. Stephen Tsai April 1, 2009 1:54 pm

    You can either fly into Monroe or Shreveport.
    Monroe might be closer. But it has a tiny mall.
    Shreveport is next to Bossier City, which has great casinos.
    Guess where I’m staying?

  167. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 1:54 pm

    jojo – Don’t tell me you lost your exercise ball again.

  168. warriorfanny April 1, 2009 1:54 pm

    Bob Nash, deserved or not, many of us CAN decide and will vote through attendance….uh….what were the attendance figures again?

  169. al ™ April 1, 2009 1:56 pm

    didn’t michelle regularly date one of the twins on the basketball team last year?
    aren’t both twins in the nba now?

    well, if the girl wonder never cuts it, she’ll still end up as dr. wie.

  170. da princess' classmate April 1, 2009 1:56 pm

    wait a minute, all these boise games on the tube and UH/BSU is not one of them, da wac/espn don’t think much of us this year. motivation, motivation, motivation. papa leahey hasn’t called a UH football victory over da donkeys since ’99 iirc. hopefully 10 years is long enough.

  171. koakane™ April 1, 2009 1:57 pm

    afternoon gangie just got home from today’s practice after having breakfast with jerry. practice on the new field was interesting very windy which made the ball either drop or float up after leaving the qb.

    wondering what was going on since all the tv stations seem to be gathering (kanoa leahey, princess lea, liz chun). overheard they were getting the word about bnash conctract extension/roll over.


    Ronnie’s Return Bash
    Be advised Tsaiko Country keep this date clear.
    Saturday July 4, 2009
    5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Bay View Golf Club Restaurant (45-285 Kaneohe Bay Dr. Phone 247-0451.)

    Please join us in Fellowship, Fun, Family and Fudd as we welcome Ronnie back to Hawaii. Let us take this opportunity to reacquaint ourself with this long, lost and waverly soul.

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Please consult SteveM. web page ( for updated information and other notes about this event.

  172. jojo ® April 1, 2009 2:00 pm

    no I didn’t lose my exercise ball. I didn’t have a rubber band while looking for practice. What a mess!

  173. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 1, 2009 2:01 pm


    My apologies, but things have been hectic at work. I have the RSVP list that I will e-mail to SteveM later tonight.

  174. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 2:01 pm

    Still get the rest of spring, summer workouts, and fall camp to go.

    When game day comes, we’ll see if the Warriors have changed their way.

  175. warriorfanny April 1, 2009 2:04 pm

    al, with all due respect I dont agree with your thesis.
    It is flawed with the presumption that a dead period will never come in transition.
    This was the best time to dump Bob Nash.
    Im convinced JD would have if he could of.

    Nash didnt lose any seniors so recruiting wasnt as acute a concern.
    If JD had the kala, he would fire Nash, bring another coach on board in time for recruiting in 2010.

    But, Donovan cant even dump a consensus lemon like Jim Bolla, how the hell is he going to find the resource to jettison Nash?

    Look, Bob Nash held on to his job more because UH cant afford to fire him than he measured up to satisfactory performance as a coach.
    bank it!

  176. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 2:06 pm

    jojo – Did you know that a rubber band has many uses?

  177. A-House April 1, 2009 2:09 pm


    your #121 – Wilton does not know when to pull out his top players as does Al Scates even if the play rants and raves and it has always paid off against UH.

    Most explicit example was the 1995 National finals at UCLA vs UH. Before game 4, Scates pulled out his super star and benched him for the whole game while Wilton kept Katz in. In game 5, Katz was totally useless because he was so tired – his arm swing was like spaghetti. Nihipali, on the other hand, was refreshed and totally ripped UH and UCLA won another championship.

    Go back and watch past UH/UCLA matches and you will find the same thread – Scates out coaches Wilton every time.

  178. layson April 1, 2009 2:15 pm

    roysan16: April 1st, 2009 at 1:07 pm
    In the article it says Michelle Wie has completed her first year at Stanford, and is very happy in her life. This may be true. But what I sense when reading her responses are a zen like, spiritual resolve about her that’s a contrast from the past. Her sights, now, seemingly, are being in the moment. Before it was
    Michelle being caught up in the euphoria of super stardom, which became intensified because she wanted to take on the world. Now, smartly, she taking on what’s in front of her–the next eighteen holes. And this is the maturity, the spiritual uplift and a change in resolve I see in her as she’s carries forth this different approach in demeanor. A humbler Michelle that’s hungrier to conquer the course is imo a better golfer than the Michelle we have known from the past that was over sated with lofty goals. Now, having the least amount of pressure, the least amount of worry on her will probably eventually see Michelle doing better on the tour. Tomorrow’s tournament is big.

    roysan16, i dont look at kraft nabisco tournament at anything more for michelle wie than just another tournament. It only become important for her if she wins. she already has a tie3rd, 4th, and tie9th, 3 top ten finishes in this event. if wie plays well this week, it will not be a surprise to me since she has had much success in the past at this course, which seems to suit her game. forget last weeks poor showing, the tourney is over, there is no pressure on her, she has nothing to lose. michelle wie plays her best when expectations are low and if she putts well this week, she can be in the top 10. if not, well next tournament. believe her contract endorsement may end this year, trying to re-negotiate another 20 million a year deal to compete against the ladies seem farfetched. why did wie get payed 20 million a year again? oh yeah, to play the pga tour. will this ever happen? what do you think roysan

  179. Stretch April 1, 2009 2:20 pm

    homey ℞:
    April 1st, 2009 at 2:06 pm
    jojo – Did you know that a rubber band has many uses?

    oh really??!!?? and what might be some of the other uses??

  180. YpoWarrior April 1, 2009 2:21 pm


    do you think the UH would’ve won more games if they had Gary Wilkinson the past 2 years?

  181. koakane™ April 1, 2009 2:22 pm

    # homey: jojo – Did you know that a rubber band has many uses?

    homey does it have any remove techniques 😛

  182. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 2:23 pm

    A-House – I guess it’s different coaching styles and philosophies. A coach should know his players abilities and if he keeps him in the game then I would think he has the confidence in the player to perform at a high level.

    I was thinking that Coach Wilton changed his style of coaching from day 1 to today. But I guess that is not the case.

    BTW, isn’t Scates the coach that gets a TV from Wilton every tournament?

  183. A-House April 1, 2009 2:31 pm


    Perhaps, no change from day1, but this is exactly my point. Yes, the team has won many matches over the years, but how many were really when Wilton made the tough decisons on who plays and when. It would certainly behoove a coach to know the limits and capabilities of every player to take advantage of the opponent’s weaknesses.

    I have not seen this from him.

    Scates did get 1 TV from Wilton – maybe 5 years ago when UCLA came down for the first VB tournament in March or April. Unsure if he got any more.

  184. Pauoa Boy April 1, 2009 2:31 pm


    Do you know what time the Pro-Day kicking off tomm. I’m going to check it out.

  185. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 2:33 pm

    Stretch/koakane – Need a live demo?

  186. A-House April 1, 2009 2:33 pm


    if you dislike UH so much, why do you emerse yourself with UH athletics? you apparently are knowldegable enough to comment on different sports and their coaches.

  187. Pauoa Boy April 1, 2009 2:35 pm

    Congrats to Mel Purcell, she’s winnaz buleh…

  188. koakane™ April 1, 2009 2:37 pm

    live demo eh where is dpk when you need him

  189. koakane™ April 1, 2009 2:39 pm

    if he not available how about stretchjr. oh al you still lurking?

  190. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 2:39 pm

    A-House – Do you think if Tino Reyes became the head coach things would be different or would it be like the situation men’s basketball is now? You know, former long time assistant now the head coach.

  191. kama krab April 1, 2009 2:40 pm

    Howzit Everybody,

    I gotta also believe that JD did the right thing by extending Nash’s contract. I do also believe though that Nash needs to put a winner on the court next year or he might be looking for a new job in 2011. I have faith that he will do everything in his power to make sure all the concerns are taken care of before next season.

  192. da princess' classmate April 1, 2009 2:42 pm

    re: hotel across from Qwest. — would that be Silver Cloud, supposed to be the stadium hotel for qwest and safeco or something like that. wanted to check that one out but thinking of goin w/ sheraton/panda travel instead. any seattle experts out there…

  193. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 2:43 pm

    A-House – I don’t think warriorfanny dislikes UH athletics. I think it has more to do with the performance of coaches, players, and maybe the administration. Similar to how you are with Coach Wilton and HF. warriorfanny is just sharing opinions like everyone else and is being civil about it. Just my 2 pennies.

  194. warriorfanny April 1, 2009 2:45 pm

    YpoWarrior wrote:
    do you think the UH would’ve won more games if they had Gary Wilkinson the past 2 years?”

    Funny stuff, but hypotheticals mean nada, so let me turn it around to you:
    Do U think Hawaii would have produced a better 24-36 record in the last 2 years if hermie had hired someone else?

  195. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 2:46 pm

    koakane – 2 things for the demo. Brand new rubber band and a thingy that works.

  196. Garret April 1, 2009 2:52 pm


    I had this whole thing planned, but work got in the way. At least it was good news and the negotiations ended well.

    I had a follow-up post to #28 with Jason Campbell upset about the plans for Colt and asking for a trade. I even had him talking about wanting to go to Oakland because he heard that they got a good center this offseason.

    I then had another post ready with trade announcement that would have made it obvious that it was an April Fools thing…

    Maybe next year I’ll get my series of “articles” posted before being interrupted for work.

  197. warriorfanny April 1, 2009 2:55 pm

    A-House, Where did I say I dislike UH athletics?
    –u need to co-exist with balanced opinion without trying to alienate those with differing views….just a thought 🙂

  198. Pauoa Boy April 1, 2009 2:58 pm

    Coach Nash needs to just get some true to their position type players. Meaning a true point guard with vision, handles, and pass first mentality. Also a low post banger to dominate the paint and a pure shooting guard. Those are obvious needs that I’ve seen from this past years team that was lacking. Rod Flemings needs help and someone to get him the ball so he doesn’t have to always create on his own. We got too many small forward types and guys with athleticism but lacking in those areas I mentioned. My only knock on Coach Nash is that stagnant offense which is so boring and easily recognizable for defenses to stop. Also, his deer in the headlights look and inability to adjust during the game irritates the ish out of me.

  199. YpoWarrior April 1, 2009 3:01 pm


    Your question is a lot more hypothetical than mine’s. With that said, I think that if the “other” hc was hired on the same day as Nash, the results would probably be very similar.

    Of course, there are a lot more variables if it was someone other than Nash. Would the same players that left the other year (Waters, Lowenthal, etc.) still be here? Would Flemings still come to UH? Would the “other” hc recruit better players? etc., etc.

    Like you said, “hypotheticals means nada”.

  200. ʇnɔ‾uɐʍɐɥɔ April 1, 2009 3:05 pm

    what are these other uses for rubber bands?

  201. ʇnɔ‾uɐʍɐɥɔ April 1, 2009 3:05 pm

    ˙ǝɹǝɥʇ ʇǝǝɟ ʎɯ uo ƃuıpuɐʇs sɐʍ ı ʇoƃɹoɟ ı

  202. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 3:06 pm

    Hypotheticals make for interesting posts! It brings out the optimism or the pessimism of the poster.

  203. PowderPuff April 1, 2009 3:09 pm

    Now I’m curious about these “uses,” too. I am staring a stack of them in front of me — all from my HA subscriptions.

  204. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 3:14 pm

    chawan – What do you use rubber bands for?

  205. Uce2 April 1, 2009 3:17 pm

    If you are truly looking to balance the budget, try shedding some fat, literally and and figuratively, from the football coaching staff. Seems to me that if you got rid of a piece of fat that is costing you $1 million per year and got you some lean ground beef for say, oh, how about $275,000 per year, you wouldn’t have to cancel either basketball or volleyball. Trim some fat from the other areas of the coaching staff and you could say a cool million per year. You would then use the savings from this fat cutting exercise to shore up the other programs.

    This seems reasonable to me. What say you?

  206. Uce2 April 1, 2009 3:18 pm

    “say” should have been “save”

  207. Kazz April 1, 2009 3:19 pm



    What say u?

  208. ʇnɔ‾uɐʍɐɥɔ April 1, 2009 3:22 pm

    just some lame stuff.

  209. (Jesse)James April 1, 2009 3:22 pm

    Powderpuff…ask Stretch..he has, or rather knows of, many uses….LMAO

  210. Uce2 April 1, 2009 3:22 pm

    Coach needs needs to recruit some brothers.

    The fab five team we are all so proud of, of whom Nash was a member, was a team made up primarily of brothers.

    The Chaminade team that beat Ralph Nash and company was a team primarily made up of brothers.

    Stop beating around the bush, people. Coach, recruit some brothers if you want to stay on as HC, or as Morgan Freeman said in Stand By Me, HNIC.

  211. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 3:23 pm

    Hey Uce2! Long time no post. How you been?

    Here’s JD’s email. I think it would be easier to just email him. Not sure if he lurks here everyday.

    athdir at hawaii dot edu

  212. Uce2 April 1, 2009 3:26 pm

    Great response, but I highly doubt the real Kazz would stoop to that level. However, if you are the real Kazz and that is your response, I would encourage you to drive to Kalihi or Waipahu immediately, anywhere, get out of your car, and tell yell that out as loudly as you can. Remain in the area for 10 minutes. When the first person who responds to your call arrives, you should repeat your response once more, but this time directly at the person who is responding to your call.

  213. Pauoa Boy April 1, 2009 3:26 pm


    Umm…what you talking bout Willis??? Nevamind, no can make sense to ignorance…

  214. Uce2 April 1, 2009 3:27 pm

    “Nash” should have been “Sampson”

  215. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 3:28 pm

    Okay, who is Ralph Nash?

  216. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 3:28 pm

    Oh, ok, got it.

  217. Kekoa April 1, 2009 3:30 pm

    Mr. C ~

    Sorry I didn’t answer sooner. I got ‘volunteered’ by da Queen of da ceded lands to help put away groceries at Sizzler’s in Waipahu. Our niece and her husband wanted to repay us for our help in cooking for their Baby Luau last Sat. by taking us to lunch.

    Officer Pacheco knows me by my email addy: kekoa22 (at) the place. He also knows I really do live in the last house on the left as you head West on Kama’aha Ave. Right next to the KHS baseball field.

  218. kama krab April 1, 2009 3:32 pm

    I thought that was kind of funny to Homey

  219. Uce2 April 1, 2009 3:36 pm

    kama krab, are you from the Paavaleamoekio’s from Waimanalo and Papakolea? If you are, I thought that was really funny.

    Just wondering.

  220. A-House April 1, 2009 3:39 pm


    just a thought – but your posts may “alienate” some who read this blog – your opinions are always welcomed.

  221. warriorfanny April 1, 2009 3:39 pm

    YpoWarrior wrote:
    Your question is a lot more hypothetical than mine’s.”

    Exactly my point.
    However, we are still face to face on the threshold question,
    does Bob Nash deserve a roll-over.
    Althougth the Q is now moot, my opuinion is absolutely NO.
    He got his opportunity once. Twice, is a mistake. especially in these times when every dollar lost at the turnstile affects all UHAD programs.
    Wahine sports, with the exception of VB, are not revenue producing.
    Men’s basketball is potentially the #2 money leader at UH Manoa, we cannot afford to support our favorite sons if they dont earn their way.

    What message are we sending to our tax payers?
    Isnt Lingle proposing to cut salaries, even jobs.

    Clearly, at 24-36, Bob Nash has failed to lend confidence in his ability to upgrade and contribute to the total package.
    This is not personal–its business.
    This is tax paying dollars being expended on salaries and facilities. Jim Donovan has to wake up and smell the coffee during these economic downturns.

    He was hired to make tough decisions not to maintain a support system for underperforming coaches.

    Be responsible, free rides will endanger our total UHAD package–its time to measure up–like everyone else in this State.

  222. Kekoa April 1, 2009 3:40 pm

    Anyone going up to watch HS Volleyball at Aiea Gym tonite will see me there taking in a few of the matches there tonite. Just out supporting the Boys HS teams as a favor to my cousin and his wife.

    Have a good eve everyone!

  223. A-House April 1, 2009 3:40 pm


    da princess classmate is correct – it is the Sheraton which sits directly across Qwest Field.

    Silver Cloud is several blocks away.

  224. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 3:41 pm

    BTW, did you know that Chaminade also beat the ‘Bows in the same season they beat Virginia?

  225. Uce2 April 1, 2009 3:43 pm

    is that a RX as in pharmacy/pharmacist that is to the right of your name?

    Been keeping busy, taking care of business.

  226. 3-Prong April 1, 2009 3:45 pm

    ESPN Radio: Washington actively seeking trade for Cutler.

  227. homey ℞ April 1, 2009 3:46 pm

    Uce2 – yep, more for drug than a pharmacist though.

    Will be back later to read some more highlights from today’s football practice.

  228. YpoWarrior April 1, 2009 3:49 pm

    Who can UH realistically bring in with a $250K salary? Not a big-name coach. It would have to be an up-and-coming coach. Kinda hard to bring in talent to the islands with a no-name coach. That would probably mean lack of attendance.

    JMO, but coaching in Hawaii for Basketball is very difficult especially with a limited budget. Plus no D1 talent locally.

  229. Uce2 April 1, 2009 3:49 pm

    Gotta run too.

  230. Pauoa Boy April 1, 2009 3:51 pm

    Coach Zorn brah look on your roster and try let this mean bruddah named Colt Brennan run your offense. Garrans you going see that you’ve always had the Pro-Bowl Caliber quarterback on your team the whole time. So c’mon Coach shmell what I’m cookin!

  231. kama krab April 1, 2009 3:56 pm


    I gotta agree with you on a couple of points. JD has had to make some diffficult decision lately that will affect our AD for years to come. In regard to the Nash decision, I feel that even though it might not have been the right decision, something needed to be done to ensure that he would have a chance to recruit and not be sitting here as a lame duck trying to salvage whatever he could in a recruiting class. Yes Hawaii could have cut ties with him but if they wanted to do so then they would have needed to make a decision a long time ago, which did not happen. So the only thing that was left to do was extend him for another year or two which is what happened. If they had extended his contract more than that, then I would be skeptical. One to two years I feel is a good enough contract to see if he can actually coach with his recruits. If he is not able to do so, then in 2011 it is time to look elsewhere.

  232. koakane™ April 1, 2009 4:04 pm

    will return latter on tonight esmmeeeee

  233. whooo doogie April 1, 2009 4:07 pm reporting that Miami looking to sign a free-agent WR.

  234. J-Dog April 1, 2009 4:15 pm


    I agree about the 250K coach. I would rather pay 1mil/year to a coach that is committed to the program, than pay a up-and-coming coach 250K/yr to see him jump ship for a bigger program and more money.

  235. J-Dog April 1, 2009 4:17 pm

    Colt “best kept secret” Brennan.

  236. Bulla April 1, 2009 4:30 pm

    budget cuts again…biggest increase in pay went to who? that was a 1,000% pay increase (jason please check my math) if my archaic math skills prevail. my suggestion, and i was a lone man on the totem pole, was go to 350k and put some incentives based on performance. and the benchmarks would be in the class and on the field. looking back we have one of the highest paid 7-7 coaches in the country….so this year is very, very, pivotal for coach and his team.

    i’m not crying over spilled milk guys, i am talking about ROI which we all know as Return On Investment, and I think that the eyes of Manoa are watching very closely the developments with our Warriors.

    either way, let’s go and kick some arse and have a great 10 win season :):):)

  237. madeinhawaii April 1, 2009 4:51 pm

    Doesn’t the foundation that Riley Wallace put together pay for most of the BB scholarship expenses? So then, the Coaching salary and travel expenses are what are ultimately borne by ticket sales?

  238. Stephen Tsai April 1, 2009 5:02 pm

    Pauoa Boy:
    Pro Day is closed to the public, but if you showed up after 11, you might be able to see the players go through position drills.

  239. Ralph April 1, 2009 5:13 pm

    JD is asking Nash to improve on his 43% win percentage to about 60% (18 wins out of 30 possible games) to extend beyond a 1 year roll over and 1 year option…lucky for Nash he makes the schedule, this season only 3 of 13 non conference teams produced winning seasons, can we say 0-13 with winning record to improve chances of winning at least 18 games next…bring out the cream puffs with need 18 wins! but will fans show up, now, JD you have a monumental problems once again…

  240. al ™ April 1, 2009 5:30 pm

    the first year for nash is a wash. too late to recruit.

    this year, a couple of good recruits could not replace the seven graduated seniors. we still had no firepower.

    this third year will be telling. he needs to bring in 2-3 guys who can play. four if he has the heart to bid adieu to 2-3 current scholarship players. but, the fate of this team is dependent upon that. the fate of this coaching staff is dependent upon that too.

  241. chawan_cut April 1, 2009 5:36 pm

    here’s the rest that JD said on the radio with the sports animals

    Ralph, we’ll be ok. we’ll get the guards and shooters we need to balance the offense out. next year will be the year.

  242. Ralph April 1, 2009 5:44 pm

    chawan Nash has 2 scholarships to give…per Al, if Nash has a sense of urgency and takes away scholies from this year’s roster, he can increase his scholarship offers. Nash needs a point guard, a shooting guard, some to shoot 3’s, and a big man to rebound and control the paint…with 2 scholarships available, tough task…

  243. Ralph April 1, 2009 5:48 pm

    granted Nash was a late hire, but he was with the program for 20+ years, Jackson Wheeler his primary recruiter with the team at least 10+ years, they should have known who would help the program and signed players during the early signing period and kept maybe one or two openings for the late signing period…anyone know when all the new comers on this year team signed their offers?

  244. Pauoa Boy April 1, 2009 6:17 pm

    ST – Thanks for the info…

  245. Kazz April 1, 2009 6:18 pm


    I e-mailed you a list of RSVPs as of today.

  246. warriorfanny April 1, 2009 6:31 pm

    JD is backing himself into a corner and will be held accountable if this economy tanks more.
    Promoting mediocrity in the face of deficit spending is dangerous stuff, especially when the sport is marked as a revenue producer.

    It’s his arse and many wont be so forgiving as he was generous with tax paying dollars.

    We live in a political arena and it’s safe to wager the next Governor will be riding a different mascot into Washington Place.

  247. Stretch April 1, 2009 6:38 pm

    Whoa – I just got home, turned on the KFVE 630 news and seen a highlight w/ Myki sitting there. Should be coming up soon!!

  248. Stretch April 1, 2009 6:42 pm

    If SJ-macro comes to practice smelling good, now we know why

  249. roysan16 April 1, 2009 7:02 pm

    replying to layson

    why did wie get payed 20 million a year again? oh yeah, to play the pga tour. will this ever happen? what do you think roysan

    Obviously the sponsors have to ask themselves initially if they’re getting their bang for their buck by signing the then 16 yr. old Michelle to these big deals and I think they were, especially when everyone thought the teen sensation was going to take over the LPGA in the same manner Tiger took over the PGA. So the sponsors invested in her future based on projections that she was going to do well. The upside could have been tremendous, mainly her star power would have appealed to the consumer markets of the US and globally because of her youth and diverse ethnicity. Factor in the demographics that Michelle appeals to and it’s easy to see why the sponsors wanted her badly. For Nike, one of Michelle’s sponsors, also gambled that she was going to be in the spotlight winning tournaments with the familiar Nike swoosh and golf clubs and balls predominately displayed for all the television viewers to see. So far this hasn’t been the case. So far it’s been a four year relationship that has seen it’s ups and downs as Michelle’s career has been hampered with a wrist injury.

    The focus, now, is trying to regain her form on the LPGA tour and not look off in peripheral. Not unless something extraordinary happens to her game do I ever again expect to see the PGA extending an sponsors invitation to her.

    Presently, the sponsorship people and even for Michelle they’re clinging on to the glimmer of hope that things will come around. And they have, for she did well in qualifying and then doing well in another tournament in regaining her tour card last December. Then in January she played the best golf in the last two years, placing second in the tournament held here. And then last week she made the cut, although finishing way behind the leaders. So there’s some promise, and maybe the talent level is on the rise again.

    When I looked at Michelle’s year-to-date stats the problem lies in her accuracy off the tie, where she ranks 125th in driving accuracy. So boom, minor tweak here, and maybe she’ll be on track and the glimmer of hope gets larger. Right?

    Finally, layson, I think this week’s tournament is huge for Michelle because it’s a major tournament featuring the top golfers from around the World competing with her. A great showing here could do wonders to her psyche, which is important. And set the tone, I believe, for the future. When people say what’s missing from her game is confidence I believe them. And I think the quicker she regains this the better. With this week’s tournament against the best competition there’s no finer way to regain one’s confidence by having outplaying her fellow golfers. And my hope is that she does, and that’s why I say this tournament is important to her. Additionally, she knows that the more and more she fails in tournaments the likelihood of her sponsors weening themselves away plays a big part of her wanting to perform well . Again, imo this tournament is huge for her.

  250. chawan_cut April 1, 2009 7:32 pm

    ralph, al,
    i think you’re right. there’s a lot of bench players that aren’t panning out. we’ll need more scholarships to build for the future (past next year). i know nash is a nice guy, but he’ll have to make that tough decision to let some guys go.
    i know wallace had a lot of players that didn’t work out too. they left the program one way or another, but we didn’t hear how or why. the internet wasn’t as prevalant then and news didn’t get out as much as it does now.
    i’m thinking that wheeler didn’t know his future either after HF’s decision to not renew riley’s contract. HF didn’t tell anyone anything. so all the coaches were in limbo. HF has hurt the program in so many ways. we’re slowly recovering. poor Temple.
    i’m hoping it all works out.

  251. d1島 April 1, 2009 7:36 pm

    Hope that Coach Nash can get the job done next season.

  252. d1島 April 1, 2009 7:40 pm

    IMHO possible reason why ESPN is showing more of their games than UH is that BS-You has more of a “Golden Boy” in Kellen Moore than UH does with GA. Same with Reno and Kaepernick.
    …as for LaTech getting three dates? 😕 My only theory is “Squeaky wheel”???

  253. d1島 April 1, 2009 7:42 pm

    Right on cue, my third night in the desert atmosphere and my nose is acting like the blog host’s!

  254. d1島 April 1, 2009 7:46 pm


    Word on the street is that the rubber band “thing” involves de-silking corn….only those with “experience” will “succeed”

    Oooooh….I’m gonna get it for that one.
    Good thing I’m 3000 miles away! 😯

  255. chawan_cut April 1, 2009 7:46 pm

    news from tonight

    practice at ching field

    coach nash’s extension

  256. d1島 April 1, 2009 7:47 pm


    So does sj-macro have anything to “show” for attending practice?

  257. d1島 April 1, 2009 7:54 pm

    Mahalo chawan_cut!

    IDK why but right when I started watching your links I found myself wondering what Timmy Chang is up to nowadays?


  258. d1島 April 1, 2009 7:55 pm

    Good to see Rocky talking about something other than an injury or rehab.

  259. d1島 April 1, 2009 7:56 pm


    Got some cards! 🙂

  260. Wayne O. April 1, 2009 7:56 pm

    Ralph, good point. Are people going to be happy w/ 18 wins a year. I don’t think so. It’s not going to get us into the postseason. This past season, the schedule was not tough and they still only won 13 games. They couldn’t win on the road (have we seen the same thing over and over before.) It’s really a joke. Nobody on the team can consistently hit the trey, not even close to averaging 40%. Nobody on the team is good on the dribble drive and can get their own shot. I listen to John Calipari today and he looks for recruits who can dribble the ball because he likes to play the uptempo game. The jury is still out on whether Nash and his staff can recruit better players. In college, to be a good team they have to have good guard play and three point shooting. Sadly, UH does not have the right ingedients. What’s the point in getting a big man when the backcourt consistently turnover the ball. All you have to know is Anthony Carter, Alika Smith, Carl English, Savo, McIntyre, Ruffin, Akana, Phl Lott, etc. The best players to play for UH were guards. Oh yeah, two more things. Tom Henderson and Jerome Freeman. I rest my case. Jim Donovan, you have a lot of problems. The women’s basketball team is also in shambles. The softball team is so-so. The men’s volleyball team is not going to the playoff and don’t hav enought good players to win. That said, at least baseball is doing pretty well right now. I reseve judgment on the football team, but I’m not going to get too excited on them either until I see them play. I think they are what we think they are.
    Give me a Coors Light!!!!!

  261. d1島 April 1, 2009 7:57 pm

    Early start tomorrow.


  262. Garret April 1, 2009 7:59 pm


    Two of La Tech’s ESPN games are on Wednesdays. They play one less game this season than UH, so they could burn their 2 bye weeks on playing Wednesday games. Playing 13 games in 14 weeks, UH couldn’t have played 2 Wednesday games…

  263. Garret April 1, 2009 8:01 pm

    The Titans are bringing in David Veikune…so, two of the teams interested in Veikune are Arizona (to play with or replace Travis LaBoy) and Tennessee (to possibly fill the hole left when LaBoy went to Arizona).

    The agent for Hawaii defensive end David Veikune also confirmed that his client is scheduled to come to Nashville next week to visit with the Titans.

  264. Garret April 1, 2009 8:05 pm

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

    The US space industry increased revenues by $6 billion last year despite the recession.

  265. Garret April 1, 2009 8:06 pm

    Home Depot’s CEO got a 20% raise (to $9.2 million in 2008) despite their 49% drop in profit and their laying off 7,000 workers.

  266. Garret April 1, 2009 8:06 pm

    Advertisers are targeting Mommy bloggers because they control 80% of household spending and 87% use the Web regularly.

  267. Garret April 1, 2009 8:06 pm

    Inmates in Brazil get cell phones smuggled into prisons via carrier pigeons.

  268. Garret April 1, 2009 8:07 pm

    It is REALLY sad that UC San Diego sent out acceptance e-mails to all 29,000 applicants they were going to reject!

  269. Garret April 1, 2009 8:07 pm

    Free play links pau.

  270. Garret April 1, 2009 8:09 pm

    Someone at UC San Diego *really* messed up. One list had the 17,000 people they accepted, one list had the 29,000 people they rejected…and someone sent acceptance e-mails to BOTH lists! The school sent retraction e-mails a few hours later, which must have been horrible for the emotions of those families.

  271. Garret April 1, 2009 8:11 pm

    By the way, when I watched the WB show this afternoon the video was very choppy for the first 5+ minutes, but then it got better for the last 2/3 of the video. I know that people complained during the live show that the video was choppy, but I was surprised that the replay was much more choppy than past weeks.

  272. duffer April 1, 2009 8:27 pm

    Michelle Wie needs to improve her putting. When she does, she’ll win.

  273. jm2375 April 1, 2009 8:31 pm

    Evening Tsai-kos!!

    Congrats to Blaze, Marissa & Mel Purcell and Coach Nash.

    Caught JD on the Animals this afternoon. Interesting that out of the 6 things he evaluates the coaches on, winning is the LAST item on the list. As I listened to him go through the list, I couldn’t help but think that e-Bolla is 0-for-6.

    Kekoa – you been keeping that pile of firewood nice and dry? I’m thinking we need some more cuz when we cure UH of the e-Bolla virus, we going make da biggest bonfire ever!! I’ll get hubby going on another pile. Shouldn’t be too hard. 😀 🙄

  274. Ralph April 1, 2009 8:33 pm

    duffer it will also help michelle if her parents stand back away from her line of sight…tv coverage of her often show her parent(s) in the background jumping up and down when she makes a shot, you don’t see that in the other players on t.v. too much pressure and I wouldn’t be surprised if she gets a lot of pointers at home…let her play her game, learn from her experience and pointers from leadbetter only

  275. Ralph April 1, 2009 8:39 pm

    chawan thanks for all the videos from the various tv stations

  276. practice goer.............. April 1, 2009 8:40 pm

    ok, i went to practice and watch practice. i watch the offense and will give my assessment of qb and rcevers since we run a pass team that is what i watched. i only will give numbers cause i dont know who anyone is. I actually took notes …
    #12 is the best qb. 16 not bad, but missed some passes.
    #22 looks real good at rb
    #89 is pretty good but has a few drops here and there. i would say #5 is better in the patterns he runs (best route runner and hands by a landslide) but 89 is a bit thicker. #5 needs to hit the weight room~ but for the 3rd spot , #81 .
    at slot, they had #1 , who was a wide out last year. he looks great there.
    #21 is real good and # 6 is the next.
    other stand out recievers
    #87 not bad, not the fastest , but big , good hands
    #34 not fast but ran good routes
    #3 pretty quick guy, i am thinking he is a j. c. cause he seems very mature. not great route runner………………… almost as fast as #5!
    #84 very tall, not fast, ok great route runner, drops , always bobbing his head???? dont know what that means….. but when he makes a cut, he bobs his head like a bobble head doll//////
    #80 hard hands, thick guy, not very fast.

    thats it…. for now.

  277. Ralph April 1, 2009 8:44 pm

    JMxxxx you putting your hubby on another pile of wood to torch, or want Kekoa to torch?

  278. Kekoa April 1, 2009 9:02 pm

    jm2375 ~ I just get home, turn da ‘puter on full speed and see your post about da firewood.

    Why wait? When’s the last time we had a good old fashion campus protest march and student unrest? Students chaining themselves to the SSC doors and storming the AD’s office to demand the e-Bolla virus be snuffed out!

    Nah!…everybody too busy now days. Dey all worry about da economy. No mo time fo dis kine protest. Might miss dere ride home and have to catch bus. All da good plate lunch places closed now…meanwhile, Bolla clings on to his job while keeping a low life profile.

    Maybe he’s hoping someone will jump in front of him and say “April Fools!” We want you to remain head coach!

  279. jm2375 April 1, 2009 9:14 pm

    Ralph – hubby has just started up da chainsaw to add to the woodpile. Kekoa’s in charge of making sure homey & Stretch don’t make off with it for other purposes. 😆

    Kekoa – BTW, da chair of Citigroup is speaking at UH next week. Isn’t he part of da mess we in now? 😈

  280. Hotel Melbourne April 1, 2009 9:19 pm

    nice post and contain a very heavy are right at your point of view.keep it up with these strong points.

  281. Kekoa April 1, 2009 9:48 pm

    Chair of Citigroup at the UH? Back in the day, he would be in for a very riotus greeting from angry students. Today, they have no clue. Sad.

  282. Jason April 1, 2009 9:51 pm

    practice goer: Thanks for the awesome recap! Here’s a list of the players that he mentioned, along with what I thought from Monday:

    #12: Greg Alexander (mechanics look better now that the knee looks healthy)
    #16: Brent Rausch
    #22: Jayson Rego (he looked solid, looks like he slimmed down a bit)
    #89: Malcolm Lane
    #5: Billy Ray Stutzmann
    #81: Royce Pollard
    #1: Greg Salas
    #21: Kealoha Pilares (looked really good on Monday too, looks bigger and faster)
    #6: Dustin Blount
    #87: Mike Tinoco
    #34: Miah Ostrowski
    #3: Rodney Bradley (you noticed the poor route running too, eh — but yeah, he’s got some ability to get deep)
    #84: Joe Avery
    #80: Daniel Lofton

  283. layson April 1, 2009 9:54 pm

    roysan16: April 1st, 2009 at 7:02 pm
    Additionally, she knows that the more and more she fails in tournaments the likelihood of her sponsors weening themselves away plays a big part of her wanting to perform well . Again, imo this tournament is huge for her.

    I respect you opinion roysan16. imo, this tournament can make her season but a bad showing will not break it. wie has proven that she can compete against the women finishing 2nd and 3rd many times. now wie needs to prove that she can win, anything else imo is a failure for her. nobody cares who comes in 2nd place or 54th place for that matter. winning is not easy but when it is all said and done, there is only 1 champion per tourney. annika sorenstam won 90 tourney including 72 lpga tourneys. tiger woods won 90 tourneys including 66 on pga tour. if wie is to be called a champion, she needs to win. i will be surprised if she cannot win an lpga tourney in next few years if not this year.

  284. Jason April 1, 2009 9:55 pm

    Kekoa: I was thinking of attending his talk on Tuesday to see what he would say. You interested? 😉

  285. Kekoa April 1, 2009 9:57 pm

    I just reviewed the Kristin Memorial Vids. If you watch it, make sure you have a box of Kleenex handy is all I can say.

    Jeri, we have all seen your work from the past, and it is always very professional. This one is special. It is a Tsaiko classic. Mahalo my friend for filiming and editing a beautiful tribute to our courageous Lady Warrior.

    Send an email request for the link from sjmacro or myki.

  286. layson April 1, 2009 9:59 pm


    April 1st, 2009 at 8:27 pm
    Michelle Wie needs to improve her putting. When she does, she’ll win.

    i agree with you. its funny, she putted lights out at sbs open this year and still couldnt win. she never was a good putter though, reminds me of annika sorenstam. only thing was annika hit it stiff so often, she didnt need to putt, lol.

  287. Kekoa April 1, 2009 10:08 pm

    Jason ~ Campus security might dispatch the war wagon to come ‘detain’ me. You are too close to graduation. I can’t risk you being linked to a known person of interest. HPD might be under a shoot on site order just to make their point. Don’t want you caught in the crossfire.

    Nah, I gotta attend a meeting with the new Kaupe’a Association Prez about a law suit I’m pursuing against the USPS in behalf of the citizens of the community. Thanks for the invite.

    Take jm2375. She can scuffle! Maybe some of the women from the Pink side can step in and show some muscle. It’s in their best interest.

  288. layson April 1, 2009 10:08 pm

    so point guard jeremy lay verballed huh?

  289. Loa April 1, 2009 10:08 pm

    Pilares looks great, alexander is way better, salas in slot is a great idea and
    i agree stutz will be in the starting rotation

  290. Jason April 1, 2009 10:11 pm

    BTW, jm2375, we had a guest speaker today from the U.S. Census Bureau. That was interesting.

  291. Jason April 1, 2009 10:18 pm

    C’mon, jm2375, let’s go! 😛

  292. Esme April 1, 2009 10:27 pm


  293. protector April 1, 2009 10:31 pm

    Re: Coach Nash, he WOULD have had a better record if he had been hired sooner & not lost out on 2-3 players that have already made an impact at OTHER schools. Then this crud about questioning Nash’s ability would be non-existent. This upcoming season should be a heckuva lot better & you can quote me on this, If not, I’ll reluctantly acquiesce to opinions like those of warriorfanny who I believe to be way off the mark & failz to take significant factors into consideration. As for Blaze, it would be great if he can avoid injury & get that additional year because I’d love to see him lay some hat on the Trojans in 2010!

  294. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 1, 2009 10:33 pm

    Wow- lots of chatter and not too many jokes today… makes for an odd April Fools! chawan_cut gets my silly award for his hulihuli posts.

    In times of trouble and need, at least on Kauai, we get the “Iniki Effect”. People with the least to spare give most generously.

    I like that approach very much. My preferred response to our struggling athletic dept. is more SUPPORT and less criticism. My objective is to see the teams SUCCEED and not say “I told you they would fail” just to be “right”.

    To me, economics is not about purely material resources. It is a material indicator of a lack of spiritual and creative direction. Focused, dedicated and united teams can do miracles with very little while others with virtually unlimited budgets can still fail when egos are running rampant and team spirit is lacking.

    Hawaii could lead the nation in a lot of ways during times of economic hardship – with solid support from fans like Tsai-kos whose love can know no bounds.

    sj-macro, mahalo to you and all who helped capture the sweet sendoff for Kristin. curveball, fellow Tsai-kos – (((hugs))) !

  295. Esme April 1, 2009 10:35 pm

    Hey, gang,

    Forgive me for breaking in here really fast but … just wanted to say thanks, again, to the Tsaikos for giving me so much support (and good-natured hassles) when I had to serve as a totally inadequate host stand-in for the vacationing Princess Leila on the Warrior Beat show last week. Thank goodness you guys posted lots of online questions so that I was never at a loss! And … haha, homey even posted funny questions/comments, a la chawan (“You look beautiful today!”) just to trow me off. Anyway, I just wanted to say that your support and participation meant a lot to me. Mahalo!

    *knuckles* all around …


  296. Esme April 1, 2009 10:36 pm

    … P.S. I’m sorry that note was so belated. *slaps own wrist*

  297. jm2375 April 1, 2009 10:39 pm

    OMG! Esme’s in da house!! Howzit!!

    Jason – IDK if can. BTW, next Wed, HI Stats Assn mtg. Guest speaker is the statistician from DBEDT speaking on current tourism outlook. Mebbe interesting. Buffet 100, noon. Be there.

  298. Jason April 1, 2009 10:39 pm

    protector: Bingo. I stay strong to my belief that we can be a 20-win team next year. Easy schedule or not, 20 wins is good.

  299. Jason April 1, 2009 10:43 pm

    Esme: Where are my Hannah Montana tickets! I want to take my nieces! (Actually, I wonder if their mother would let them stay up that late. Well, I can try to win them, at least!)

    jm2375: No can, get class. You wouldn’t want me to miss my Probabilistic Modeling class, would you? It’s good fun, we did finite horizon problems today.

  300. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 1, 2009 10:46 pm

    Redskins Coach Blache wisdom – from the Redskins’ Official Blog:

    “Blache stayed on-message the entire time — “Coaching is teaching,” he said, “My specialty is teaching. My guys have their test on national TV every Sunday” — and largely delivered that message without entertaining stories about hunting and what-not. Mostly. Except for the story he said he tells his players about how dealing with criticism is like a frog climbing a water tower.

    I’m paraphrasing, but essentially the story dealt with a whole bunch of “little green frogs clinging to a water tower.” As they all tried to climb up, people at the bottom shouted how they couldn’t possibly make it up — and sure enough, one by one they fell off. Except for one frog who finally made it up, and when the people asked how he had pulled that off, didn’t give any answer.

    “The only frog to make it to the top was deaf,” Blache said. “He couldn’t hear all of the people telling him he could not do it. Sometimes who you’re around, your friends, you have to be deaf. So many people try to pull you down because they don’t believe in you or they’re afraid of success.”

  301. Esme April 1, 2009 10:49 pm

    You guys are so funny. Hi, JaSON, jm2375, Liz!

  302. Esme April 1, 2009 10:55 pm

    And Liz, that’s a great story. Rings true.

    I gotta go Pink Side now and … work. Gah. You guys and gals have a great evening, y’hear? *whoooosh*

  303. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 1, 2009 10:58 pm

    Hi Esme!


    “…At Baltimore. Better hope Colt (Brennan, for the uninitiate) runs around and makes second-half magic or we may get shut out….”

    “…Steelers here, huh? FedEx will be half Pittsburgh fans, half Redskins fan in a foul mood about it. Got Mace? Defending champions and all though—Steelers won’t be up for this one unless they lay an egg in their opener. Stay close, maybe grab an lead early. Maybe Zorn turns Brennan loose against the scrubs with Kelly, Thomas and Davis to play with. Good shot at a W…”

    “…At Jacksonville in the finale … meh. Gregg with three G’s is gone, right? Only thing interesting there will be watching Colt stir things up again, maybe hopefully the new draft picks will get some run.”

  304. Kekoa April 1, 2009 11:04 pm

    Hi Esme..bye Esme…some peeps never change.

  305. jm2375 April 1, 2009 11:14 pm

    Jason – you are such a nerd. 🙄

  306. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 1, 2009 11:30 pm

    Sweet Warrior Dreams!

  307. Jason April 1, 2009 11:40 pm

    Yep! Good night!

  308. Car port gold coast April 1, 2009 11:43 pm

    Congratulations to basketball coach Bob Nash, who received a contract extension. Nice post and contain a very heavy data. You are right at your point of view. Keep it up with these points in the future….

  309. Ralph April 1, 2009 11:47 pm

    I guess the global economy is really reeling with all these spammers advertising hotels and cars…

  310. Ralph April 1, 2009 11:49 pm

    who has the delete button? none are HA national partners or advertisers on any banners!

  311. Cindy-cenn April 1, 2009 11:49 pm

    Goodnight, gang!

  312. al April 2, 2009 12:02 am

    new point guard

  313. koakane™ April 2, 2009 12:05 am

    checking into the hood to see what happening

    just missed jason, ccenn and da ghost (esme)

    so what you two doing (kekoa and ralph)

    jm#’s all over jason girl gotta give the boy some slack bwhaaaa

  314. koakane™ April 2, 2009 12:08 am

    al I nominate homey to point the way and bulla to protect whatever needs guarding 😉

  315. koakane™ April 2, 2009 12:13 am

    kden no action so heading off to snooze land. nite nite

  316. al April 2, 2009 12:26 am

    i’ve been watching you. kk.
    i meant new point guard jeremy lay for bob nash.
    you’ll see.
    too bad dayton didn’t do a breaking news story on this.
    tsai was giving him the hint to bust it out.
    oh well.

  317. J April 2, 2009 12:33 am


    On the other coast today. Here to check out the Cherry Blossom Festival…SushiMasters competition.

  318. Committed Road Warrior April 2, 2009 12:38 am

    Just finally got around to reading all the posts for today. Quite a heated discussion about Men’s BB et al. If you’re really animate about the subject try and e-mail the Athletics Dept. directly instead of getting into head-butting matchups with other bloggers here who disagree with your opinion.

    IMO, giving Nash the 1+1 extension was politically the correct thing to do regardless of your appraisal of Nash’s performance to date. The last thing we want is a lame-duck coach just trying to salvage what’s left before being shown the door. Also recruiting likely would have come to a standstill as well. Hypotheticals are just that, hypotheticals, so I won’t even bother prognosticating how things could have been.

    Year 3 will be pivotal for Nash if he wants to keep his job. Another lackluster performance and even I will be on the bandwagon asking for his departure.

  319. Committed Road Warrior April 2, 2009 12:56 am

    Ronnie #71:

    The nearest airport from the University of Idaho is actually Pullman, WA (~10 miles away and home of Washington State, but you probably already knew that 🙂 ). However I think it would be cheaper to fly into Spokane since that airport has the full gamut of major air carriers, whereas the only airline that flies in and out of Pullman is Alaska Air.

    I think ST covered the airports near Ruston in his post #166 (Shreveport and Monroe). That area is mighty expensive to fly into (and out of).

    FYI: Allegiant Airlines flies non-stop between Vegas and Shreveport 2-3 times per week, usually with airfares ranging between $79-$129 one-way if you book far enough in advance. Couple it with some cheapie Southwest fare and you could probably save some good $$$. Just a thought.

  320. Ralph April 2, 2009 1:01 am

    you gotta really love the warriors to follow them to ruston and have lots of time on your hands because its go to be a very long trip…

  321. Committed Road Warrior April 2, 2009 1:10 am


    Agreed. That’s why you won’t see me making the trip to Ruston, especially given that the game is gonna be on a Wednesday. I think 99club might be the nearest Tsaiko to Ruston, and even he is quite a ways out.

  322. Pomai April 2, 2009 1:26 am

    sj-macro Thanks for the pictures, was nice to see family represent.

  323. wafan April 2, 2009 3:19 am

    A nice day to everyone!

  324. d1島 April 2, 2009 3:30 am

    Great Morning All!

    Howzit wafan.

    Good to hear about Billy Ray getting a good start on his Warrior career; but it’s just a start. Keep workin’ hard Crusader!

    Long day today; like working! Sheesh! 🙄

  325. wafan April 2, 2009 3:33 am

    C_C . . .

    Thanks for the video!

    Kekoa . . .

    Please send the Kristin link. Thank you!!!

  326. wafan April 2, 2009 3:34 am

    d1 . . .

    Say HI to my pennies, please.


  327. d1島 April 2, 2009 3:41 am


    I will, if I can get a break from saying “bye” to my quarters! 🙁

  328. d1島 April 2, 2009 3:44 am

    Have a great day errybody!


  329. Garret April 2, 2009 5:01 am

    Feature article on Michelle Wie in the LA Times.

    Michelle Wie says she has stopped dwelling on the past.

    She’s satisfied with another passing quarter at Stanford: A’s and Bs in engineering, neuroscience, art and Korean drama.

    Wie said she and caddie Tim Vickers mapped out the 18th green, including Poppie’s Pond, so she could jump in the deepest part if she wins this year’s tournament.

    “It’ll probably turn out to be a really ugly one,” said Wie, whose first-round tee time is 8:01 a.m. today at the 10th hole of the Dinah Shore Tournament Course. “But I don’t really care as long as I get to.”

    Wie’s parents showed signs of their involvement in small ways when she talked with reporters. While Wie flipped through her cellphone before her news conference, her mother asked if she wanted her to hold the phone once the conference began. After Wie signed autographs for 10 kids outside the media center, her father motioned her over and told her to “come this way.”

  330. Garret April 2, 2009 5:02 am

    I hope that the Pro Day goes well!

  331. Loa April 2, 2009 5:14 am

    morning gang!

    wow, #289, another Loa posted last night
    i hope i wasn’t sleep blogging again
    actually couldn’t be me cause was way too intelligent a post 😆

    hey good luck to the Pro Day guys
    can’t wait for the updates

  332. Kekoa (iPhone) April 2, 2009 5:39 am

    D-1 ~ Checked my PO Box for over night delivery money pouch from LV…cobwebs! (Tsai)

    Good morning all!
    Sure Happy It’s Thursday!

  333. warriorfanny April 2, 2009 3:35 pm

    thanx Garret for the LA Times piece on Michelle,

    “She’s satisfied with another passing quarter at Stanford: A’s and Bs in engineering, neuroscience, art and Korean drama”.

    Korean drama?
    LOL. We might have seen a few unrehearsed scenes on the links.

  334. Cellulite Treatment April 2, 2009 6:32 pm

    Nash and her contracts are just the mysterious for each of us.

  335. Digital SLR April 2, 2009 10:34 pm

    There is a one-year option in addition to the extension for the 2010-11 season if certain performance standards are met. If Hawaii appears in the postseason or wins 18 games in either of the next two seasons Nash receives the extra one-year option for 2011-12.

    Nash is entering the final year of his original three-year contract estimated at about $240,000 a season.

    The extension gives Nash support for his recruiting efforts for the 2009-10 season.

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