Tsk, tsk

We all know that coach, the after-the-facter who scolds a player for making a mistake that he was not warned in advance about not making.

State lawmakers have become that coach.

It appears this is the scenario: UH goofs, then lawmakers sift through news reports, read the outraged comments sections, then summon UH officials for a public — and long-winded — scolding.

And then everybody feels good about themselves, well, except for the ones who lost their jobs for making the errors.

But if lawmakers were to haul in everyone to explain mistakes, there would be nothing but informational briefings. Homeless, falling test scores, the traffic jams at the H-1/H-2 merge and Punahou exit …

And what happens from these public scoldings other than don’t-do-that-again warnings?

Perhaps how-to-prevent sessions and clear action-penalty rules would be a better use of time. UH mistakes do cost taxpayers money, but informational hearings cost taxpayers money and time.

UH will never have another Wonder Blunder. UH also will never have another concert, which is part of how it lost the Bruno Mars concerts to the Blaisdell. And UH might not ever have a Gib-clause contract, but it also will continue to have a lag in signing new contracts.


  1. papajoe2 October 28, 2015 6:12 am

    Good morning everybody!

  2. Trunks420 October 28, 2015 6:18 am

    Can we please give Coach chow an extension and pay raise for the entire coaching staff.

    Go warriors!!!

  3. Maddog50 October 28, 2015 6:22 am

    Would love to just talk football but Stephen I listened and watched this charade and I could not agree with you more-Go Warriors!!!!! Hey what the deal with Davis? In or out and how bout Steven L. We gotta give the season best effort to win this one. Time will tell if the fire in the belly is now raging after a few passionate outbursts by Seniors. Effort wins games period!

  4. Come on, Man! October 28, 2015 6:23 am

    there are some people who make statements like “well. even if norm chow keeps losing, i like the fact that he’s emphasizing education and having the players graduate and be productive members of society.”

    i’m actually very curious about this statement, because i remember reading somewhere a while ago that the graduation rate for UH football at the time was around 40%, but i can’t find that information anymore. does anyone have UH’s graduation rate over the three years of norm chow’s head coaching tenure?

    also, regarding ST’s blog post: yeah, the public scoldings probably dont’ do much, but it’s great theatre. and it makes the legislature seem like they actually care about UH in general.

  5. Stephen Tsai October 28, 2015 6:36 am

    The only thing happening this week is there’s a football game.
    Davis will play this week. He had a shoulder issue entering the last game.
    I also think there at that point where they’re not going to blow anyone’s redshirt season just for four or five games.

  6. Annoddah Dave October 28, 2015 7:07 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs:
    @#4 Come on, Man! A little research at the NCAA site reveals that UH team in 2012-2013 was ranked #85 of 245 schools for their Academic Progress Report with a score of 962. Similarly, for 2013-2014 the APR score was 966. You can just imagine how many schools fell below UH in academic progress and graduation rate.

  7. kakaako kid October 28, 2015 7:07 am

    1. Isn’t there a law school with attorneys on campus who could help review some of this sh-tuff?
    2. Finding the next coach should be easy. Follow the blue prints used by Texas, Miami, Nebraska, USC (So. Cal and So. Car.), Oregon State… With our resources, easy.
    3. I can only assume the “redshirts” are not playing because they are not as good as the starters. So we should be optimistic?

  8. cappie the dog October 28, 2015 7:16 am

    The only successful concert that the University of Hawaii ever staged for a nationally recognized performer in the rock/pop genre was Bob Dylan at the Andrews Amphitheater.

    Leeward Community College has a better track record.

    They hosted Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet.

    I skipped Savo’s senior night to watch Lou Reed’s widow.

    Lisa Loeb played Kaimuki High School.

    I like the idea of Loeb going to Sekiya’s after her set.

  9. Hoosier October 28, 2015 7:37 am

    Could not agree more. Donna Mercado Kim is great grand stander. But where are her hearings into wasted dollars within the state that dwarf coaches’ payouts. Obviously the legal person assigned to document review misunderstood the clause and missed it. Who got fired, removed etc is protected information. Maybe Donna wants that info so those individuals could sue. Can you say irony? If leg wants to help pass a bill removing all coaches from HGEA. I doubt that any other institution has their coaches under a collective bargaining unit. UH needs to manage their business more professionally and legislature needs to do their homework on value (costs/benefits) of intercollegiate athletics. No one needs more side shows. Everyone needs to focus on what they can do to make UH a model of professionally managed athletic department. Get it right the first time and work together to move the needle in the right direction. Enough with the sound bites and photo ops.

  10. gigi-hawaii October 28, 2015 7:38 am

    On Saturday, I met a woman who attends UH sports events, including football, volleyball, and basketball.

    I asked her if she reads the Warrior Beat.

    She said, “No, because it is so negative.”

  11. jeezy33 October 28, 2015 7:42 am

    Just read this mornings article on team is fired up.

    I mean, I get it Lance Williams is a leader, the coaches talk him up, he’s always saying the right thing. But at some point, he needs to start backing his talk up a little on the field. On the onside kick, he literally did nothing when the ball was bouncing towards him. Almost like he backed and was scared to collide with the kicker. If he wants it so bad, go get the damn ball. I’d prefer a player giving a pep talk that is going to out and make a play like Gener. He lays everything out there.

  12. H-Man October 28, 2015 8:00 am

    Thanks ST for your write-up/view. While our views are virtually meaningless, you do have a voice in the public view. And I like what Hoosier wrote. Spot on. Mercado-Kim is great at grandstanding.

  13. Warbow October 28, 2015 8:19 am

    #11, Agree, been watching his play closely, him and Benny Fonua are guys who make a lot of tackles BUT it’s always 6 to 10 yards down the field. All people see is the amount of tackles they make, I see all those yards they give up before the tackle. I’m sure we got better on the bench.

  14. clyde October 28, 2015 8:36 am

    Direct your criticism/frustration/hatred toward the coaching staff, and lay off the student-athletes. Let’s keep it civil.

  15. islandman October 28, 2015 8:41 am

    Maybe the instructions to the team before the onside kick were not good enought. Like when can our team go for the ball. Is that legal for the kicker to be running alongside the ball he kicked ?

  16. wow October 28, 2015 8:48 am

    #1, lol, yeah like the best QB on the team is the backup …..

  17. wow October 28, 2015 8:49 am

    #13 not 1

  18. obachan October 28, 2015 9:07 am

    I’m not aware of anyone who lost their jobs regarding the Arnold contract; no accountability.

  19. jeezy33 October 28, 2015 9:12 am

    14. Hatred? Nothing hatred about saying the guy who speaks up on TV often needs to go out and back it up and not shy away from contact with the kicker. Am I lying? Did You see something I and everyone else didn’t?

  20. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 28, 2015 9:22 am

    I think UH’s legal arm is in much better hands with Okinaga. One of the sharpest attorney’s I’ve had the chance to work with. UH should expect more out of its general counsel and now I think they will get more.

  21. tom-warriornation October 28, 2015 9:39 am

    On that famous on-side kick at Reno; why didn’t the coaches put in an all-hands team (like WR’s or DB’s) on the front line assuming they knew it was coming (the whole stadium did) instead of LB’s? And instruct them to get that damn ball or blow people up trying to field it?

  22. tom-warriornation October 28, 2015 9:48 am

    For the few faithful fans left:
    50 yard line seats at the Hawaii-UNLV road game this Nov. 7


    Behind our Warrior bench.
    Come sit with 300 other Hawaii fans including former players (Gary Allen, Kody Afusia, etc) & the families of current players Dakota Torres, Malachi Mageo.

    Let’s fill the stadium with GREEN shirts!

    Ticket price is $55 (UH office is $60 & near end zone).

    tomkitaguchi@yahoo.com or text me at 415-324-0585.

  23. Warbow October 28, 2015 9:52 am

    21…It was obvious that the special teams players on that on-side kick didn’t know the rules for recovering the ball. They waited for the ball to go ten yards before they made an attempt to go get it. Bad on the coaches for not teaching them that they could touch/recover the ball at anytime after the kick. In other words “go get the ball” and not wait for it to get to you. I’m not blaming Williams for that, he was doing actually what he was told to do. It’s on the coaches to teach it and remind them of them during that time out. It’s obvious they never practiced it with that group of guys that was out there and just threw a bunch of guys of there.

  24. Stephen Tsai October 28, 2015 9:52 am

    Two people lost jobs — a legal guy and the AD.

  25. Stephen Tsai October 28, 2015 9:53 am

    UH did well with Christina Aguilera concert at Sheriff.

  26. Warbow October 28, 2015 9:56 am

    Clyde…They are big boys and have heard worst from their coaches. I’m pretty sure they have heard it all before. Consider it construction criticism, not more, nothing less.

  27. greenthumb October 28, 2015 9:57 am

    SA coverage of the hearing (not under our host’s byline) hinted that buyout/payoff costs for assistants would be different before and as of Jan. 1, 2016. The implication was these other costs would be higher if the head coach is terminated this calendar year, but that wasn’t spelled out and no details were mentioned.

    Anyone who watched the hearing remember this … and any details? Thanks.

  28. ignaciosaid October 28, 2015 10:07 am

    the players play , the coaches coach–mostly everyone (tries) to do their jobs , right! If you gotta get on somebody , put the blame on The Administration (UH). A lot of people (fans , etc.) talk about the failures (lack of proper game prep , time manage- ment , etc.etc.etc.) but who , is really in charge? What is being done about it? Why does the administration continuosly screw-up (maybe the State should fire everyone from Director , UP – not the coaching staffs)! example of past blunders is not , on a timely basis , renewing the contract of a coach who orchestrated the biggest football turnaround and took us to the SugarBowl (#4 million dollar payout)-WHATZ UP?

  29. jeezy33 October 28, 2015 10:16 am

    23. If you know the rules, I know the rules, shouldn’t every one else on special teams know the rules? The ball is on the ground right in front of you, go get it. Hawaii called a time out prior. I definitely blame the coaches. But also on the player not to back off from contact. This is remedial stuff were talking about.

  30. H-Man October 28, 2015 10:41 am

    Yup, that one’s on the coaches.

  31. hitmanhart October 28, 2015 10:43 am

    aloha everyone !!! ST the only thing is the AD had a choice how and when to go !! was never fired !! AD got away with a free pass !! stayed for 6 months extra or more !! so he be a AD again in no time with no mark against him !!

  32. Andrew October 28, 2015 10:46 am


    I’ve been saying a while that UH should hold some EDM concerts at the Stan Sherriff. Blaisdell no longer does so shouldn’t be difficult to get them. They will definitely have no problem in selling out and making money

  33. Warbow October 28, 2015 10:50 am

    23..I believe the player (Williams) was just doing what he was told to do. Bad on the coaches.

    On a different note, seems Miano is on a job hunt for special teams coach. He makes tons of comments on what’s wrong with the special teams play during the broadcast. You can just tell, he wants that job.

  34. JustAsking October 28, 2015 10:52 am

    ST: very nice post today. It is entertaining to watch the grandstanding. But as you point out, costly and waste of time. Although, not sure what the legislators would do with the extra time…

  35. Da Punchbowl Kid October 28, 2015 11:00 am

    Yes, politicians love grandstanding, but, do they back it up with the money UH needs for its Athletics Department?

    Rep. Issac Choy has said previously that UH’s athletic budget should be balanced by line item funding, yet nothing is done toward that end. The politicians show very little knowledge about running a big athletic program while tripping over themselves for camera time to chide UH’s AD over contracts he had nothing to do with.

    Dysfunction and the hamstringing of UH Athletics stretches from Aloha Stadium, to the capitol and onto the upper campus at Manoa.

    If lawmakers and UH’s administration are sincere in wanting to remedy UH Athletics’ problems, they need to walk the walk. Fix everything. All of the above.

    Tsk, tsk, tsk? Add to that “pat, pat, pat,” as in the sound of wrists being slapped lightly for those who ultimately hold the fate of UH Athletics in their hands. Talk the talk and walk the walk. Nuff said.

    GO WAHINE!!!

  36. Biggestuhfan October 28, 2015 11:08 am

    Isaac Choy is the biggest grand stander of all. After Dave Matlin announced that he was using part of the Waterhouse donation to fund partial Cost of Attendance, he got on camera and again “scolded” Matlin, saying why use grant money and what will happen when the grant runs out? Well, what was he do to? His committee and the legislature slashed UH’s budget and refuses to restore that funding. What a hypocrite. Like another blogger said, smooth talker like a slimy politician should. He’s actually not that smooth.

  37. Stephen Tsai October 28, 2015 11:15 am

    On the one hand, Choy went to San Jose State. On the other hand, he’s a Roosevelt grad.

  38. PONO October 28, 2015 11:25 am

    EDM concerts at UH would be very risky. Lots of drugs and deaths at these types of concerts. That’s the last thing that UH needs at an event hosted at their facility. Not worth the risk in my opinion.

  39. 808warriorfan October 28, 2015 11:29 am

    ST what do you have against Roosevelt grads or are you one yourself ??? An inquiring mind wants to know … ???

  40. Da Punchbowl Kid October 28, 2015 11:32 am

    He’s a Roosevelt grad?! So… this is YOUR fault, Stephen Tsai!!! Next time I see you, you’re gonna get the worst wrist slapping you ever had!!! 👿

  41. spisskyhrad October 28, 2015 11:48 am

    Chow is was and always will be the problem. He cleaned house when he came in and basically has produced the worst losing record in the history of the school. Jones, MacMackin somehow or another produced bowl teams and respectable performances on the field. Was Chow hired so he could learn how to be a head coach at age 70 …….argh?

  42. Luki October 28, 2015 11:54 am

    Well said Head Tsai-ko…I might add no a/c’s, crappy roads, disgusting public restrooms… Those grandstanding politicians need to be put on blast too for they’re lack of action… Still sticking with our football boys to fight through this rough, no bye (ridiculous) year…Go Bows!!!

  43. Luki October 28, 2015 11:54 am

    *no a/c at hot public schools

  44. Old School Dave October 28, 2015 11:57 am

    Choy, Mercado-Kim and the other legislators: How come the roads are so bad in this city, and in your districts? You have relatives who own wheel alignment and tire shops here in town? You guys are part of the problem with this State and UH.

    UH is so gun shy now with concerts. Gotta start “small kine” again. Have Henry Kapono and other local groups like Kalapana have a concert in the SSC. Work from there.

  45. Old School Dave October 28, 2015 11:59 am

    Any word on Luke Shawley?

  46. nutmegger October 28, 2015 12:00 pm

    Occasionally there are posts suggesting using architecture students to design a new stadium or today to use law students to review contracts. This is not a good idea for many reasons:
    a) students are not licensed to practice architecture/law
    b) students do not have the experience in construction documents or contracts
    c) professors are unlikely to oversee student work due to lack of liability insurance and compensation issues

    One would not go to a med student for surgery, so why go to an architecture or law student for professional services?

  47. SteveM October 28, 2015 12:06 pm

    Another fund raising concert in the SSC?
    Gotta think: Tom Moffatt
    The whole state knows Uncle Tom delivers.
    Is he interested?

  48. SteveM October 28, 2015 12:10 pm

    Tsai-kos Guess the Score – Week 9
    Scores will be accepted until 11:00 am on game day.
    Exact score to win.

    UH – AF – Blogger
    24 – 21 = oneseason
    34 – 24 = Tarai
    34 – 31 = cappie the dog
    37 – 34 = 3-Prong
    38 – 21 – Rodney
    42 – 38 = greenthumb
    49 – 21 = TChahng
    56 – 14 = Akamai Okole

    AF – UH – Blogger

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

  49. oneseason October 28, 2015 12:58 pm

    #6 … Annoddah Dave
    The big boost in UH Football APR scores happened long before the current head coach. Kudo’s to Coach Chow though for maintaining the good standard.
    2013 – 2014 966
    2012 – 2013 962
    2011 – 2012 962
    2010 – 2011 951
    2009 – 2010 959
    2008 – 2009 950
    2007 – 2008 935
    2006 – 2007 921 Immediate Penalty – Scholarship Reduction = 1
    2005 – 2006 902 Immediate Penalty – Scholarship Reduction = 1
    2004 – 2005 898 Immediate Penalty – Scholarship Reduction = 5

  50. Moisturiser '57 October 28, 2015 1:12 pm

    Isaac Choy must be a Roosevelt grad after 1961. In our day, only Roosevelt grads who went to San Jose State were those who couldn’t get into UH and Oregon State. (With deepest apologies to our most revered Ticky, a San Jose State alum)

  51. DaMenehune October 28, 2015 1:36 pm

    SteveM AF 31 UH 24
    We no can stop the run

  52. Ipu Man October 28, 2015 1:41 pm

    Maybe UH could raise some money
    by selling off some mini plots of land…

  53. Ipu Man October 28, 2015 1:43 pm

    grave plots (6×6′)

  54. Ipu Man October 28, 2015 1:44 pm

    Macro-mini capsule hotel suites…

  55. Ipu Man October 28, 2015 1:48 pm

    UH – 10 AirForce – 9

  56. NotNasti October 28, 2015 2:17 pm


    Many moons ago, I sliced my wrist while changing a razor blade in my box cutter. I went to Kaiser Hospital Emergency in Waikiki (yes, that long ago) and was asked if they could have a med student (3rd year) stitch my wound. It looked simple, so I said “okay.” After stitching my wrist, the resident came by and told the student to open it back up so he could check for possible damage to tendons/ligaments etc., so the student removed the stitches, and the resident checked and said “stitch him up.” So the med student stitched my wrist for a second time, and the resident came by and told him to do it again because the stitches were too close to the edge of the “flap of skin.” So the student removed the sutures and stitched me up a third time. A week later, when the bandages were removed in order to take out the sutures, my entire hand, front and back, was black and blue. And so yes, one shouldn’t go to a medical student for surgery, and a law student for contracts, etc.

  57. Inyoface October 28, 2015 2:40 pm

    Bench Ben Clarke.

  58. SteveM October 28, 2015 2:57 pm

    NotNasti — you remind me of when I got hit by a bat in a 4th of July softball game when I was on the mainland attending a USCG course a few decades ago. My forehead and face was covered with blood and they took me to the base sickbay. After a 20 minute wait, an off-duty doctor was found and strolled in from the festivites–red cheeks and holding a beer can. He squints at me and says I’m going to need a few stitches. “Oooo, can I try Doc?” asks the 3rd class corpsman on duty. Doc finishes his beer and says he better do this one since it is over the eyebrows…I was only slightly less horrified.*

    Same thing in the dentist office made my eyes open wider. To this day, I am not sure if those were was just a doctor – assistant humor shtick or not. I guess they ask you in real life. 😐

    * back home I showed my doctor the healed area. He said good job and asked if he was a plastic surgeon. I dunno.

  59. Boolakanaka October 28, 2015 3:20 pm

    Since Mrs. Books is a doc, and I have both seen and heard her stories about med students…whenever I’m at teaching hospital (frequently this is where med students do rotations) and they ask if don’t mind having a med student see me…the answer is an unequivocal–NO.

  60. JustAsking October 28, 2015 3:25 pm

    NotNasti–your story made my day! Sorry you were the patient!

  61. WWF October 28, 2015 4:01 pm

    #35 Da Punchbowl Kid,

    I agree that the politicians are the root cause of many of UH Football’s challenges. The lack of financial support, low coaches salary cap, non-competitive COA stipends, outdated facilities and the list goes on and on.

    Yet, we are the ones that vote the politicians into office. We need to organize ourselves into an influential voting group, similar to how Hawaii’s unions create voting blocks and elect politicians. Elect those that commit to supporting UH Athletics and education.

  62. Shoko October 28, 2015 4:07 pm

    Got to admire the coach’s and player’s optimism in still shooting for a bowl game. This weekend should be interesting, and perhaps the following week even more interesting.

  63. st. anthony trojan October 28, 2015 4:09 pm

    Would it be the same….if sum dude who spent many years in a ‘box’ high above a green pasture…watching men do combat…in asking…if he wants to come down on the field n direct them in combat be like a med student…trying to patch you up ?

    One season…thanks for that info….seems the scores are getting better in the classroom…Be nice if sumone here post the total scores on the field for the past several years….are the o-fence going up…n the d-fence going down ?

  64. Come on, man! October 28, 2015 4:26 pm

    AnoddaDave: “@#4 Come on, Man! A little research at the NCAA site reveals that UH team in 2012-2013 was ranked #85 of 245 schools for their Academic Progress Report with a score of 962. Similarly, for 2013-2014 the APR score was 966.”

    i’m not really interested in APR. APR is meaningless and a shame. I’m interested in ACTUAL graduation rates. Not an NCAA invented metric that has nothing to do with whether or not players are getting degrees.

  65. nutmegger October 28, 2015 4:29 pm

    NotNasti #55 – Three’s the charm? Hope you healed well.

    My dad was a pediatrician, he said there is nothing more dangerous than a third year med student.

  66. Brother Mike October 28, 2015 4:37 pm

    Re: #8

    Other notable concerts at UH: Pearl Jam, No Doubt, Beck. Even Fugazi at Campus Center way, way back.

  67. jm2375 October 28, 2015 4:51 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos!

    On a different topic, but very important, especially since Wahine VB Senior Night is this weekend.
    Players are ONLY allowed to accept FLORAL LEI from fans. Please do not jeopardize anyone’s eligibility by trying to foist some other item on them.

    (And don’t shoot the messenger)

  68. cappie the dog October 28, 2015 6:23 pm


    With the help of Pitchfork, I’m trying to get past my prejudice of electronic music.

    First, I started off with proto-EDM pioneers Kraftwerk.

    Pitchfork is trying to elevate the album “Trans-Europe Express” as the equal of The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, and other archetypal albums of its ilk.

    Since then, I bought Caribou’s “Our Love” and Jamie XX’s “In Colour”.

    I really like LCD Soundsystem’s “The Sound of Silver”.

    “North American SCUM” is a pretty astute political song.

  69. cappie the dog October 28, 2015 6:34 pm


    I spoke too hastily about Bob Dylan being the only successful UH-staged concert. That’s because it’s the only one I attended.

    My cousin brought it to my attention that Morrissey played at UH.

    And if my memory bank serves me right, I think Camper Van Beethoven played at that same Campus Center, so many years ago.

    Fugazi, man.

    Love that song “Guilty of Being White”.

    Daniel Inouye’s son, Kenny, played in the same hardcore DC scene as the Ian McKaye-led band.

    He was the guitarist for Marginal.

  70. cappie the dog October 28, 2015 6:41 pm

    Megan Huff, you’re going to be Big West Player of the Year.

    You are going to lead us the NCAAs.

    You are the only one who truly showed up at the Big West final last season.

    Ashleigh Karatiana, you’re not going to shoot 31.7% from the field again.

    You are too good a player. And I’m glad you’re back.


    Destiny King, you really cracked me up handing out UH Men’s Basketball schedules at the Na Wahine volleyball game.

    You’re obviously the extrovert on the team.

    You are going to lead this team to victory.

    Season opener.

    I will be there.

  71. nutmegger October 28, 2015 6:43 pm

    I saw Donovan and Eric Burdon at Andrews Amphitheater in the early 80’s.

    The old futs will know, but for the younger guys:

    Donovan (mellow yellow):

    Burdon (we gotta get out of this place):

  72. z October 28, 2015 6:48 pm

    “I’m just a soul whose intentions are good. Oh lord please don’t let me be misunderstood.”

  73. seewhy October 28, 2015 7:02 pm

    The fact that somebody on this blog knows “Trans-Europe Express” makes my day. You da man, cappie the dog!

  74. greenthumb October 28, 2015 7:23 pm

    Both Campus Center and Andrews drew some good performers, including The Police, and hopefully good crowds. Acoustics were pretty good even if you weren’t lucky enough to have a ticket. 😉

  75. winning October 28, 2015 7:51 pm

    Cant let the “Blunder” stop any attempt to do a concert again. Call Uncle Tom. He can do it right!!

  76. H-Man October 28, 2015 8:27 pm

    Eric Burton played at Andrews? I saw him + the Animals at HIC (Honolulu Inernational Center, now Neal Blaisdell Center). I forgot what year it was, but was a long time ago. Must have been in the 60s. First rock concert I went to. Big screen video and light show. It wasn’t laser in those days, but was fantastic. Showed video of B-52s dropping bombs in Viet Nam. Anti-war movement days. Everyone smoking pakalolo. Actually gave me headache there was so much smoke. Best song – The House of the Rising Sun.

  77. Old Diver October 28, 2015 8:36 pm

    The point being missed here is the money used to pay off these blunders is taxpayer money. The legislature is answerable to the public as to how funds are spent. This isn’t the first time UH screwed up and after repeated inquires by the legislature UH is continuing to screw up. So is everyone here suggesting UH should be accountable to no one?

  78. beans October 28, 2015 8:49 pm

    ” there was a house in New Orleans they called the rising sun…….”
    Can’t go back there . Too embarrassed @ the Sugar Bowl —41-10! Auwae

  79. JustAsking October 28, 2015 8:59 pm

    #76: I don’t think anyone is saying that UH should not be accountable. But the inquiries by these legislators certainly have the appearance of being primarily media opportunities for publicity loving politicos.

  80. z October 28, 2015 9:06 pm

    Nice win for the Wahine tonight.

  81. el burro sabio October 28, 2015 10:09 pm

    Nutmegger, what’s wrong with you, you get too much common sense.

  82. leron October 28, 2015 10:57 pm

    Trans Europe Express was the basis of the hip hop classic Planet Rock.

    The 80s band The Outfield shot this music video during their concert at Andrews:

  83. cocobean October 28, 2015 11:02 pm

    Andrews, Nov ’72. A relative unknown duo (in Hawaii at least) were on tour promoting their first album they had released earlier that month. The show opened with the spotlight on a single guitarist. He played and sang the first verse of a song he had written then the stage lights shone on the whole band who joined him on the song. It was magical. The song was Danny’s Song.

  84. SteveM October 28, 2015 11:45 pm

    Nice to see comments on music this evening.
    In the old days (2007) of the blog we often talked music from around 10:00 pm to 1:30 am in between rasu begasu’s (las vegas’s) and Long Time UH Fan’s jokes. Food we talked about all day 🙂 June Jones was in the 9th (?) year of his contract and there was no talk of firing the football coach. Good old days.

  85. SteveM October 28, 2015 11:47 pm

    Tsai-kos Guess the Score – Week 9
    Scores will be accepted until 11:00 am on game day.
    Exact score to win.

    UH – AF – Blogger
    10 – 09 = Ipu Man
    24 – 21 = oneseason
    34 – 24 = Tarai
    34 – 31 = cappie the dog
    37 – 34 = 3-Prong
    38 – 21 – Rodney
    42 – 38 = greenthumb
    49 – 21 = TChahng
    56 – 14 = Akamai Okole

    AF – UH – Blogger
    31 – 24 = DaMenehune

  86. cappie the dog October 29, 2015 4:53 am


    The actress Ione Skye is Donovan’s daughter.

    That’s initially how I came to know Donovan.

    Ione Skye is in the Joe Moore vehicle “Moonglow”.

    If you’ve seen it, she looks really p****d off to be there.

    Somebody from Leeward Community College worked on the movie.

    In the middle of the night, he received this phone call from the late Milo O’Shea: “(insert name here), (insert name here), get me out of this movie.”

  87. cappie the dog October 29, 2015 4:55 am


    Elvis Costello does a killer version of “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”.

    He owns it.

  88. cappie the dog October 29, 2015 6:52 am


    I remember reading “The Rolling Stone Record Guide” at the Hawaii State Library and being surprised that Cecilio and Kapono had an entry.


    I didn’t know they recorded on Columbia, a major label.

    If “Late Night with David Letterman” was in existence, I think he might have put them on the show.

    Poi Dog Pondering made an appearance.

  89. Da Punchbowl Kid October 29, 2015 8:17 am

    WWF – #60

    You are absolutely right about the elected officials. I wonder how we can identify and qualify those who will support UH, UH Athletics and education in general?

    The other problem is, I am sure you have seen many politicians who promise much in their campaign stage and deliver little while in ofice.

    Your idea is definitely worth exploring.

  90. WWF October 29, 2015 9:00 am

    #88 DPK,

    I could think of two ways to promote politicians that will support UH Athletics and higher education in Hawaii.

    The first way, similar to the political parties is to hand-select candidates that have a nexus to UH Athletics, like former Representative and current Congressman Mark Takai, a former UH athlete and WAC swimming champion. Those that would have a strong commitment and a successful career in the Legislature.

    The second method would be to have an organization, whether it be Na Koa or a newly formed group to meet and poll potential candidates prior to elections in regards to their support of UH Athletics and proposed legislative bills supporting UH Athletics. The organization would endorse those that agree to commit to UH Athletics support. If they fail to deliver on their support, they would lose their endorsement in following elections.

  91. Stephen Tsai October 29, 2015 9:47 am

    New post: http://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=33965

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