UH camp: Manu in, Brown out

Defensive end Veni Manu has been cleared to join the Warriors. He participated in the orientation sessions yesterday, the first day for first-year Warriors to report to training camp.


Manu, who signed with the Warriors in February 2009, is a 2009 graduate of Mililani High. He did not attend college during the 2009 fall semester while trying to earn a higher SAT score. He met that requirement, then had to wait for Upper Campus officials to allow him to join the Warriors. 

Meanwhile, the Warriors will be without strongside linebacker Aaron Brown for at least a week. Brown suffered a sprained right ankle while training. He was on crutches yesterday. The veteran players report today. 


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Linebacker Siaki Cravens was among more than 20 first-year Warriors to report to camp yesterday:


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Tomorrow is the first day of practice. 

Here’s the practice schedule: 

Thursday, Aug. 5           2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 6                8:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 7            8:30 – 11:00 a.m.


Monday, Aug. 9             8:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 10           8:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 11      8:30 – 10:40 a.m.

                                    3:30 – 5:05 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 12          8:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Friday, Aug. 13              8:30 – 10:45 a.m.

                                    3:30 – 5:15 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 14          8:30 – 10:45 a.m.


Monday, Aug. 16           8:30 – 10:45 a.m.

                                    3:30 – 4:50 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 17           8:30 – 10:50 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 18      8:30 – 10:50 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 19          8:30 – 10:45 a.m.

                                    3:30 – 5:05 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 20              8:30 – 10:35 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 21          8:30 – 11:00 a.m.


Monday, Aug. 23           First Day of School

                                    All practices 7:00 – 9:00 a.m.

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One of our favorites, former UH outside linebacker Fetaiagogo “John” Fonoti is back in school. He relinquished pursuing an NFL career to work to support his family.


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A couple of marketing companies apparently made pitches yesterday. Here’s Kelvin Shoji, UH’s director of … uh, title is really long, waiting for the next meeting.





  1. Kekoa August 4, 2010 12:57 am

    Good Morning ST!

  2. BleedGreen808 August 4, 2010 1:02 am

    Good Morning everyone!

    Going to miss all of August’s football practice.

    Well, gotta get ready for work again.


  3. Slugger August 4, 2010 1:03 am

    Hope Aaron Brown get better soon. He was in terrific shape when I saw him at an unsupervised practice.

  4. Slugger August 4, 2010 1:03 am

    get = gets

  5. Slugger August 4, 2010 1:04 am

    Good morning, BleedGreen808! Are you out of the state/country?

  6. Slugger August 4, 2010 1:05 am

    Morning, ST! Thanks for the practice schedule!

    I gotta get some shut-eye.

    Ralph, you got mail.

  7. Slugger August 4, 2010 1:05 am

    Oh, and …


    I’m done!

  8. Committed Road Warrior August 4, 2010 1:16 am

    Getting in the top 10 before I head off to work (late, I may add).

  9. al August 4, 2010 1:50 am

    good news

    bad news

  10. BleedGreen808 August 4, 2010 2:03 am


    Good morning to you as well.

    Still in Miami till Early September.

  11. Michigan Warrior August 4, 2010 2:15 am

    We need to be able to withstand initial impact, wrap up, and make tackles. We can’t allow 2nd- and 3rd-effort on the part of our opponents to turn into huge gains. I just hope we can keep injuries to a minimum, and not repeat the dance with the injury bug from last year.

  12. Garret August 4, 2010 3:54 am

    It is great that Veni Manu was cleared in time so that he won’t miss any of the camp.

    Bad news about Aaron Brown…but if he’s out just a week then that won’t be as bad as I had heard it might be.

  13. Garret August 4, 2010 3:58 am

    About the puka in UH’s 2011 schedule, it appears that Texas A&M is trying to buy out of their game against SMU in 2011. Trouble is, UH already has nonconference games scheduled on 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, and 12/3…since UH would have played BSU during the conference part of the schedule, it is hard to get nonconference opponents then.

  14. Garret August 4, 2010 4:37 am

    It is really sad that NCAA rules could forbid coaches from giving their condolences to the family of a recruit that passed away.

    But when Smith died, the Broncos’ coaching staff was handcuffed by NCAA rules.

    Because Smith had not signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) – signing day is in February – Boise State coaches could not comment on Smith.

    They could not attend his funeral. They could not send flowers. They could not call his grieving parents or any other family members.

    “There was nothing the school could do,” said Scott Hobbs, Boise State’s assistant athletic director for compliance.

  15. RHS78 August 4, 2010 4:45 am

    Good morning!

    Cant make the practices, I guess I just got to wait for Game Time

  16. NYUH August 4, 2010 5:00 am

    Meant to include this..

    “Anything less than a 30 point victory would be frowned upon in Kiffin’s first showing on the USC sideline as a head coach. If, somehow, the Trojans lose?

    Kiffin may be sent packing as quick as Reggie Bush’s Heisman Trophy was removed from campus after the hearing.”

  17. RainbowCliff August 4, 2010 5:03 am

    That is so disgraceful to the Boise State situation as you would THINK that the NCAA and it’s ridiculous rules could look BEYOND the athletic process and show condolences to the lost of human life !

    There is more to LIFE then playing athletics and when that life becomes “a technical ruling” because of a greed governing body who may see that as “ILLEGAL tampering” then we are really missing the boat as “HUMANITARIANS” to what it really and should be all about about and that is LIFE and COMPASSION !

    Shame on you NCAA as heartfelt condolences to the Smith family.

  18. NYUH August 4, 2010 5:04 am

    I guess Colt’s 24 hours is up. He can start contacting teams.

    On the bright side, I can go back to hating the Redskins.

  19. NYUH August 4, 2010 5:06 am


    SMU at Texas Tech

    Tuberville’s debut will take place against the always tough Southern Methodist. Lead by June Jones, the Mustangs reached their first bowl game since 1984 in 2009 and return 18 starters. Because of that, the Red Raiders better come prepared week one or a loss will be added to Tuberville’s record right off the bat.

  20. NYUH August 4, 2010 5:08 am


    And of course, the WAC’s money game…

    Traveling to Virginia Tech to take on the top-ten ranked Hokies, Peterson and his team have the equivalent to a playoff game to start their quest of a national championship.. once again.

  21. RainbowCliff August 4, 2010 5:30 am

    NYUH you are so RIGHT as that is why Kiffin is having closed practices, a tight lip on the criticism to his behavior and going after every opportunity he gets “REGARDLESS” if it’s ethical or not as he has to MAKE THIS WORK as too many bridges he has burned in the process as Colleges and the NFL don’t forget !

    NEW School President, AD and BIG money boosters are watching with a keen eye as his “bulls eye” target is not hard to follow !

  22. Annoddah Dave August 4, 2010 5:39 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs,

    The final countdown has begun! The anticipation is reaching a pinnacle! The excitement is getting ready to burst!

    Aaaiiiyyyaaahhh! It’s Fuutboll Time!

    Go Warriors!

  23. Shoko August 4, 2010 5:50 am

    Good morning, Warriors!

    On the upside of Brown’s injury, at least it doesn’t look serious and the injury happened prior to the start of the season.

  24. whitey August 4, 2010 6:13 am

    Good morning Tsaikos. Another sunny day on Maui and the Senior (Makule) State Softball championship is being played today and tomorrow. Watched a couple of games and I take my hat off to those who play the game. They all play like 25 yr old, but their bodies don’t listen to the brain. hahahahaaaaa

  25. whitey August 4, 2010 6:17 am

    Great news on Manu and hope Aaron’s sprain heals within the next 2 weeks. I am sure there are people with knowledge on Oahu who know how to treat sprains and broken bones with herbs. Herbal treatment of sprains is far better than modern day treatments, so if any Tsaiko knows someone, they could pass the info on to the uh trainers.

  26. whitey August 4, 2010 6:19 am

    d1, you late for work. ho hi and have a great day.

  27. d1島 August 4, 2010 6:20 am

    Great Morning All!

    Hoping for a complete and timely recovery for Aaron Brown.

    Slick roads out there; errybody be safe!


  28. d1島 August 4, 2010 6:21 am

    Tanks eh, whitey! 😆

  29. Da Punchbowl Kid August 4, 2010 7:19 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂


    BEAT USC!!!

  30. Last Call August 4, 2010 7:39 am

    Why hasn’t there been any coverage of our other fall sport Wahine VB in this paper. I believe fall camp starts in 5 days.

    Where are the interviews ,where is the preseason hype ? All of our new recruits have been here for a month and seen happy.

  31. tom mui August 4, 2010 7:44 am


  32. NYUH August 4, 2010 7:45 am

    So are we going to get Jesse Williams?


  33. Da Punchbowl Kid August 4, 2010 7:50 am

    Good Morning Lux, er, Tom!

  34. Garret August 4, 2010 7:52 am


    This is what Jesse’s father posted on SportsHawaii in March:

    Has Coach Miano left UH?

    UH Still have all our contact details, but we havent heard from them since Miano went to AWC last year, dont know what they want us to do, surely they dont exspect us to wait for them to deceide if they want Jesse!

    From the begining i shook Mianos hand and promised, but the loyalty has to go both ways?

  35. Garret August 4, 2010 7:53 am

    For those who do not know the background for Jesse, he is from Australia and UHi recruited him while JJ was the coach. He committed to UHwhile JJ was head coach and was supposed to start at UH in 2008. After JJ left, Mack asked Jesse to delay the start of his career by a year, so he would enter Hawaii in 2009. He wanted to only delay until January 2009, but Mack asked him to wait until August 2009. Then, shortly before he was supposed to enter UH, the admissions department realized that they had made a mistake in figuring out what one or two classes in Australia was equivalent to US high school classes.

    UH had two years or so to go over his transcript and the admissions department didn’t act until it was too late. During those 2 years Jesse would have been able to take another class if one of the Australian classes did not satisfy some requirement…but by the time Jesse was rejected it was too late for him to go anywhere except for a JC.

  36. NCAA August 4, 2010 7:54 am

    #33 Good morning Merlin.

  37. NCAA August 4, 2010 7:54 am

    I meant #32.

  38. chopsueyboy August 4, 2010 8:06 am

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

  39. Last Call August 4, 2010 8:11 am

    The flagship of UH sports Wahine VB picked to win 15th WAC title,Danielson Preseason Player of the Year.


  40. haka August 4, 2010 8:26 am

    Let’s Go Warriors!

    Let’s Go Bows!

    Work your bodies!

    Head to toes!

    Let’s Go Warriors!

    Let’s Go Bows!

    We believe!

    Hard work shows!

    Let’s Go Warriors!

    Let’s Go Bows!

    Practice hard!

    Play like pros!

    Go Warriors!

    Go Wahine!

  41. Stephen Tsai August 4, 2010 8:26 am

    The volleyball Wahine were too fast for me yesterday. Saw several of them, and as I tried to bring out my new camera — whoosh! — they were gone.

  42. haka August 4, 2010 8:33 am

    Well, Dave runs a fast offense…

  43. Pomai August 4, 2010 8:33 am

    #36 Garret

    Time and time again UH screws up, very bad publicity for us. JD needs to get this cleaned up. It’s bad not just for football but all the sports.

  44. Stephen Tsai August 4, 2010 8:35 am

    Recruiting is a tricky business.

    It’s all about timing and situations.

    And that could very well be the case with Jesse Williams.

    As an incoming freshman, there are more opportunities than as a JC transfer.

    I know UH recommends UH-friendly JCs to those who don’t qualify, but then it all goes back to need. The needs in 2009 are different from the needs in 2011.

    And players are different two years later, too.

    Gabe Tuata and Elija Lesu both went to JCs. Not sure whatever happened to either. There was a guy wearing a shirt that said “Elijah” during unsupervised workouts, but I was told his last name wasn’t Lesu.

    Then there’s the case of David Garness, who was a walk-on in the spring of 2009, then transferred to City College of San Francisco. He made the All-America team, and recently announced he received an offer from USC. (Not sure if it was a scholarship offer or walk-on invitation.) Why he left UH remains a mystery, although he was not going to be offered a scholarship for 2009.

  45. homey ℞ August 4, 2010 8:38 am

    Go Wahine!

    Good morning everybody!

  46. Stephen Tsai August 4, 2010 8:39 am

    In case anyone is wondering, Sterling Jackson is on the 105 list, but was told by UH officials there was a delay in his arrival. He should be in today, according to UH people.

    Then again, I’ve seen various rosters, but, as I understand it, the 105 keeps changing. Some players who were asked to report for the first day of school might be added to the 105.

  47. gigi-hawaii August 4, 2010 8:40 am

    ST, didn’t a recruit sue UH because UH reneged? Was his name David Smith? What happened to that lawsuit? Did they settle out of court?

  48. Stephen Tsai August 4, 2010 8:41 am

    UH sports media relations director Derek Inouchi said he will release the training-camp roster at tomorrow’s first practice. I guess they’re trying to finalize numbers, or so they say.

    But I did make a check list, stood by the elevators yesterday, and marked off names.

  49. wafan August 4, 2010 8:46 am

    Good Hump Day!!!

  50. wafan August 4, 2010 8:47 am

    The vets arrive today!!! Whoo-hoo!!!

    Hope all remain healthy — Brown, too!

  51. Stephen Tsai August 4, 2010 8:52 am

    His name is Daniel Smith.

    A financial settlement was reached in early June, although, as I understand it, final documents have not been signed.

    Smith’s argument was that he was offered a scholarship, that because of that offer he turned down other opportunities, and that he was not notified the offer was rescinded until a couple of weeks before signing date, which was too late to find another school.

    UH’s argument was that the coach who made the offer was not authorized to do so, that Smith did not do as well academically as he claimed, that oral commitments are not binding, and that the change of coaching staff negated any not-written offer.

    As a result of this, UH now accompanies each offer with a letter of proof that an offer has been extended. However, the letter includes a clause that the offer may be withdrawn if it is not accepted in a timely manner. It does not specify what constitutes timely manner, however.

  52. Stephen Tsai August 4, 2010 8:54 am

    Hey, Tom, can you call me at 256-0223. I want to drop off the stuff with you today. I made some dropoffs yesterday. Even got to meet the mysterious Chachang

  53. Stephen Tsai August 4, 2010 8:59 am

    More details will be forthcoming, but McMackin’s football clinic for men is scheduled for Aug. 24. Cost is $20, but it will include a “playbook,” a seminar, and Q&A sessions with the position coaches and some players. Clinic will use both the Stan Sheriff Center and Ching field. And, of course, refreshments will be served.

    Heather McMackin’s football clinic for women will be Aug. 25.

  54. LizKauai m/ August 4, 2010 9:01 am


    Had my first cuppa kope in a week… guess I’m getting better… still itchy but now gotta hiho.

    Warrior Fever is next!

    Great articles this morning!

    Have a GREAT day, errybodee!

  55. homey ℞ August 4, 2010 9:02 am

    Koamahu can attend both clinics.

    I suppose the clinic will be held in the evening.

  56. LizKauai m/ August 4, 2010 9:03 am

    Welcome home, Mr. Fonoti… Taking care of da ohana is the BEST choice. Planny good karma coming your way.

    God Bless!

  57. gigi-hawaii August 4, 2010 9:04 am

    That’s great news! I’ll try to attend Heather’s clinic.

  58. Stephen Tsai August 4, 2010 9:09 am

    And David can go to Mack’s clinic.

  59. rage777 August 4, 2010 9:11 am

    Those practice end times are all over the place. The players just know to show up at 8:30 or 3:30, but when the finish is a whole different story. Is this just to confuse them so the coaches can keep them later and the players don’t know it? Or is this for the sports reporters that can tell their editors that today was the late end time, not the early one?

  60. gigi-hawaii August 4, 2010 9:12 am

    ST, that is a strong possibility. David might be able to get off work early and attend Mack’s clinic.

  61. Stephen Tsai August 4, 2010 9:15 am

    Went bowling last night. (jm2375 kicked my wallet.)

    Who was at the next lane? Paipai Falemalu and Liko Satele. It was their last night of freedom before training-camp lockdown.

    Paipai delivered the big scoop: Johnny Depp is renting a house across the street from the Polynesian Cultural Center.

  62. Stephen Tsai August 4, 2010 9:18 am


    The players are locked up on campus (except for Sundays) during training camp.

    It’s meetings, practice, meetings, lifting, meetings, repeat.

    With all of those meetings, I think the players welcome practices, or what we like to refer to as “yard time.”

  63. gigi-hawaii August 4, 2010 9:19 am

    Johnny Depp is one of those movie stars who look better with a long pirate’s wig than with his real hair.

  64. Stephen Tsai August 4, 2010 9:20 am

    If anybody has a basketball jones, head over to the Manoa Rec center. Apparently, the Big Man’s Camp continues, this time run by Merv Lopes. There are NBA coaches there, as well as a few pro players. There’s even a 7-foot-8 guy. It’s held mornings through Friday.

  65. homey ℞ August 4, 2010 9:28 am

    Many people look better with pirate hair than their regular hair.

  66. gigi-hawaii August 4, 2010 9:30 am

    yup, they do, homey. That applies to me. David says I look like a guy with my ultra short haircut.

  67. homey ℞ August 4, 2010 9:34 am

    So if you put on a pirate wig will David say you look like a guy with a pirate wig?

  68. gigi-hawaii August 4, 2010 9:36 am

    why don’t you ask David? He might give you an honest answer!

  69. homey ℞ August 4, 2010 9:37 am

    Thanks for the practice schedule ST. Now I gotta figure out which day(s) I should observe practice.

    Loa – What day is good for you?

  70. SteveM August 4, 2010 9:38 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Thanks for the Football Clinic info.

    ST — have you considered a higher speed disposable camera as a backup? Light weight and no one will notice the bulge in your pocket 🙄 You can draw and shoot within 2 seconds. No need to focus, good for snapshots.

    Maybe the SA will buy them (around $7.00) and pay for processing and a photo CD, which gives you a digitized pix. One hour processing available at a lot of places.

  71. al August 4, 2010 9:42 am

    on another note

    a-rod finally gets his 600th jack. youngest player to do so. just a matter of time when he’ll pass barry bonds. he could be the only 800+ club member when he is done.

  72. Last Call August 4, 2010 9:43 am

    Apparently someone was quick enough to catch up with Wahine VB recruits on campus.



  73. Stephen Tsai August 4, 2010 9:44 am

    Pirate hair? Are we talking Willie Stargell or Dale Berra?

  74. Stephen Tsai August 4, 2010 9:45 am

    Last call:

    Thanks for the posts.

  75. gigi-hawaii August 4, 2010 9:47 am

    Call me an old fut, but I don’t want to google Stargell and Berra.

  76. RedZone August 4, 2010 9:52 am

    ST needs better disguises when he is in CIA mode.

  77. RedZone August 4, 2010 9:52 am

    Way to go Veni Manu. Hope to see you on the field. Keep working hard,

  78. homey ℞ August 4, 2010 9:54 am

    Wow, nice pics of the Wahine!

    Favorite Pirate…Roberto Clemente.

  79. gigi-hawaii August 4, 2010 9:56 am

    Ah, so you’re talking baseball pirates? lol.

  80. Slugger August 4, 2010 9:59 am

    Good to hear that Fetaiagogo “John” Fonoti is finishing up school.

    Thanks for the pic-chahs, ST.

    Esme & out…

  81. Stephen Tsai August 4, 2010 10:05 am

    Is a Raider a pirate? Then I’m going with Marv Hubbard.

    If not, the once Jolly Roger restaurant with the haunted bathroom.

  82. rage777 August 4, 2010 10:07 am

    I was just thinking about ways to get the students interested in the sports programs, and thought of a simple cost effective way.

    If you get Ka Leo to do biographies on all the student athletes, this might get the students more involved in sports. I remember when I found out that one of the men’s volleyball players was in the Engineering Dept, I started to cheer for him more and was aware of his playing career. If the biographies had stuff like: what classes do you like most, what is your major, where do you like to hang out, etc just to get them relatable to the students, that would help. It doesn’t take a lot of money because it’s free student help, just cost more to make the papers. It just can’t be limited to only the big name sports, include the tennis team, golf team, etc.

  83. Stephen Tsai August 4, 2010 10:07 am

    Or Pete Banaszak. (OK, I Just like that name: Banaszak)

  84. homey ℞ August 4, 2010 10:08 am

    Ah! The Merlin reference by NCAA must be Merlin the Magician who waved his magic wand and *poof* created Tom Thumb. TOM!

  85. gigi-hawaii August 4, 2010 10:10 am


    I am no longer a UH student, but I would love to know that kind of info — especially the player’s major.

  86. gigi-hawaii August 4, 2010 10:13 am

    I remember reading that Ashley Lelie was a history major and aspired to become a high school history teacher. I keep wondering what his plans are now.

  87. homey ℞ August 4, 2010 10:14 am

    There’s also the Buccaneers.

    Favorite Raider…Ken Stabler, because he is a lefty.

  88. Stephen Tsai August 4, 2010 10:14 am

    First UH class I took was art, with the greatest prof ever, Duane Preble. Craig Roberts was in that class. Rage is right. I followed the guy because he was in my class.

    Had a journalism class with a left-handed pitcher. Never saw him in class, but he used to get papers back.

    I also took a sociology class. I missed a Monday class, but showed up on a Wednesday. At the end of class, several players each were handed a sheet of paper. I asked the professor for a paper. He said it was only for the players. I asked about the paper. Professor admitted it was a take-home mid-term. Two essay questions. I said, so I work for the student newspaper …. The prof said, OK, you can have this paper, too.

  89. Stephen Tsai August 4, 2010 10:16 am


    I never realized you held beer bottles in your left hand.

  90. NCAA August 4, 2010 10:17 am

    #85 You are correct Mr. homey ℞.

  91. Stephen Tsai August 4, 2010 10:18 am

    Meant to mention this: Derek Inouch received a memo that RainBowTique is having a sale with all items up to 50 percent off.

  92. homey ℞ August 4, 2010 10:19 am

    ST – I only hold one beer bottle at a time in my left hand. Yep, a true lefty.

  93. Stephen Tsai August 4, 2010 10:20 am

    I always wondered about the CIA’s payroll system. Do agents get regular checks? And in what name is it made to?

  94. homey ℞ August 4, 2010 10:20 am

    When does the sale begin? Would be good to pick up 1/2 a shirt.

  95. gigi-hawaii August 4, 2010 10:21 am

    J. James,

    do you still have Manoa Poi Pounders Tshirts for sale? David wants to buy more because they are durable and don’t shrink.

  96. gigi-hawaii August 4, 2010 10:24 am

    CIA payroll — isn’t it direct deposit?

  97. homey ℞ August 4, 2010 10:28 am

    Direct deposit into a Swiss bank account or an offshore account somewhere in the Caribbean.

  98. Buffoman August 4, 2010 10:28 am

    Is Mr. Fonoti also working while going to school? What is he majoring in and plans to do once he graduates?

    He seems like a great person and one someone would want to interview and possibly hire.

  99. Kekoa August 4, 2010 10:31 am

    1 to 100…

  100. homey ℞ August 4, 2010 10:33 am

    Veni has some hard work ahead of him. Good to see he got his requirements all squared away. Now he has to put many hours in the weightroom.

    Siaki is looking good.

  101. Stephen Tsai August 4, 2010 10:46 am

    “Ferd” wants one of those things that resemble a media guide.

    Should I make him enter a contest?

  102. Don Weir August 4, 2010 10:48 am

    I am in Hawaii Hall across from Rainbowtique in the bookstore.

    I’ll go over and take a look and give a short list of anything worhtwhile.

    Tom Mui

    don’t you need a new shirt by now??

  103. homey ℞ August 4, 2010 10:50 am

    Thanks Don.

  104. gigi-hawaii August 4, 2010 10:53 am

    ST, I thought LizKauai got your last media guide. But, yeah, Ferd should enter the contest.

  105. Garret August 4, 2010 11:02 am

    I’m glad that the NCAA is doing this.

    Starting Thursday, college athletics’ governing body will attach academic ratings to coaches in basketball, football and four other Division I sports, launching an online database accessible to recruits, their parents, prospective employers and others who might value the information.

    The first coaches’ APR portfolios will be posted in football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, and women’s indoor and outdoor track. Listings for coaches in all other Division I sports will be available next year.

    Lennon says he hopes the ratings will become a source of bragging rights for high-scoring coaches as well as a reference for recruits and their families.

  106. tom mui August 4, 2010 11:03 am

    Don Weir: re: 103

    The old ones are the best! (shirts and geezers).

    (Remember that KAZZ!)

  107. Don Weir August 4, 2010 11:03 am

    Rainbowtique Part 2

    Spoke to DebraLee Goto (Senior Buyer) at the bookstore location who informed me there is neither a sale going on nor pending in the near future for any location.

    The last sale was in July and was a 1/2 day sale at the SSC location.

    At the bookstore location they did have quality UH t’s on sale at $15 if anyone is interested.

  108. gigi-hawaii August 4, 2010 11:11 am

    Is the UH bookstore open on Saturdays? If so, David might check out the Tshirts there. $15 is not a bad price!

  109. tom mui August 4, 2010 11:21 am

    DPK: good morning to you too! Hope all is well with you.

  110. Stephen Tsai August 4, 2010 11:32 am

    I wish I’d known there was a demand for something that resembles a media guide.

    Now I’m getting requests from the office.

  111. madeinhawaii August 4, 2010 11:32 am

    Morning everyone!

    100 posts before noon…. looks like football season is right around the corner…

    and what’s this about an uncensored bikini contest at Ocean 808? Wonder if the Plastic Surgeons of Hawaii are a sponsor?

  112. madeinhawaii August 4, 2010 11:33 am


    Sorry we missed you yesterday… once you get on the H3, there’s just no turning back…

  113. Don Weir August 4, 2010 11:35 am


    This link should give hours. Perhaps a phone call to a closer location (read ‘no parking fee’) might turn up the same shirts at the same price


  114. gigi-hawaii August 4, 2010 11:43 am

    Thanks, Don!

  115. gigi-hawaii August 4, 2010 11:45 am


    why are you hand delivering the media guides? Isn’t mailing cheaper? Or is it too bulky to mail…

  116. vballfan1 August 4, 2010 11:46 am

    The new UH warrior volleyball assistant has been leaked at http://www.volleytalk.net/

    Jeff Hall who coached at Pacific last season.

  117. Ralph August 4, 2010 11:50 am

    SGV Velocity defeats Case Batbusters 5-0 in bracket play. Jazmine Zamora batted 2-3 with 2 rbis. Velocity’s next opponent is the Texas Bombers at 6 pm Georgia Time zone

  118. Pomai August 4, 2010 12:01 pm

    #79 homey – Roberto Clemente IMHO was the best ever Pirate. I was at a game in Fobes Field, there was two on with one out, the batter hit a line drive single to right near the base line, Clemente fielded it and threw the runner out at homeplate on the fly. Was the greatest throw I have ever seen. Too bad he died so young, as surely he would have been up there with the greatest to ever play.

  119. Pomai August 4, 2010 12:03 pm

    Ralph go to the FB site and post all that info on FB.

  120. A-House August 4, 2010 12:18 pm

    I know of a Chinese herbal remedy for “sprains” that’s really good – smells really bad, but it works.

    We actaully gave a bottle to Colt – hope he used it!

  121. haroldwah August 4, 2010 12:33 pm

    Favorite Raider-There’s too many. How bout Fred Bilentnikoff and the stick-um, Dave Casper ghost to the post, Ted Hendricks the mad stork, Cliff Branch and my favorite punter Ray Guy. Wow I am old.

  122. Ralph August 4, 2010 12:41 pm

    pomai on facebook the only ones that would see the post are tsaikos. You’ve got to copy and paste to UH Na Wahine softball

  123. Committed Road Warrior August 4, 2010 12:42 pm

    I was glad to see that my credit card got charged by UH for some of the road game tickets I requested. Just another way of telling me that football season is almost upon us!

    Figure someone might enjoy this:


  124. CoolEthan August 4, 2010 12:56 pm

    FYI – The CIA have their own bank system.

    Please don’t doubt me.

  125. Ralph August 4, 2010 12:57 pm

    Pomai I’m following UH na wahine softball on fb and whenever there is a post on its wall I get a posting. I do not have access to post directly to the na wahine site on fb.

  126. Ralph August 4, 2010 12:58 pm

    Raiders fans in the house! 🙂

  127. Committed Road Warrior August 4, 2010 1:05 pm

    I just Priceline’d my hotel for the Army game (using Name Your Own Price), and coincidentally ended up with the same hotel that Panda is putting some of their customers in. And I got it on the first try too (should have started lower, ugh!).


    This was the last hotel I was expecting Priceline to dish out to me, since the rack rate was (and still is) way up there for a hotel of this caliber.

  128. 22Tokyo August 4, 2010 1:08 pm

    Fellow Tsaikos,

    Sorry for this off topic post but this is right down your alley…

    A couple of my lady friends from Tokyo are visiting Honolulu in two weeks.

    They’re looking for good restaurant for dinner in Waikiki or Kapahulu that they can walk to (they’re staying in a condo on the Zoo side of Waikiki). They said they don’t want a restaurant that’s too Japanese and too American (don’t know exactly what that means). I was going to suggest Sam Choy’s in Kapahulu but I was told that it’s no longer there. I’ve been away from the Islands too long to offer any suggestions…Please help (al, Gigi, SteveM, ST and any and all others)…Many thanks….

  129. tom mui August 4, 2010 1:15 pm

    22Tokyo: There is Hee Hing (Chinese) and Ranch House (high-class Zippy’s) at the same address as Sam Choy’s.

  130. d1島 August 4, 2010 1:16 pm


    Have heard good things about The Ranch House (formerly in Aina Haina) that re-opened where Sam Choy’s used to be.

    Might be headed there soon; will give you a report if I do…

  131. tom mui August 4, 2010 1:16 pm

    AL: the delivery guy just came – wanted to take him to our favorite Chinese restaurant – but he was too busy with his deliveries.

    Shall look at it and pass it on to you – but how and when?

  132. Loa August 4, 2010 1:18 pm

    afternoon gang!

    Stephen – thanks for the practice schedule

    at least they start a little later until school starts 🙂

    hmmm, would you know when they go to full pads

    maybe witness some oklahoma drills

  133. d1島 August 4, 2010 1:21 pm


    If they want to head to the other side of Waikiki, I like The Yardhouse at the Beach Walk…

    Mmmmm…Rogue Hazel Nut Brown with the Surf ‘n Turf 😛

  134. jojo ® August 4, 2010 1:23 pm

    HI LOA!

  135. d1島 August 4, 2010 1:23 pm



  136. Loa August 4, 2010 1:24 pm

    homey – prolly one of the morning sessions before school starts

  137. gigi-hawaii August 4, 2010 1:26 pm


    I like Hee-Hing Chinese Restaurant on Kapahulu.

    But judging from their menu, I think Ranch House would be too pedestrian. They serve meat loaf and spaghetti…

    I really like Michel’s at the Colony Surf Hotel, which is near the Aquarium on Kalakaua. It is right on the beach and it is the ultimate in fine dining. They even have a harpist who plays romantic music.

  138. Loa August 4, 2010 1:28 pm

    hiya jojo! long time no see

  139. gigi-hawaii August 4, 2010 1:30 pm


    I am surprised ST did not get lost looking for your home. I guess he is not as directionally challenged as we were told.

  140. 22Tokyo August 4, 2010 1:33 pm

    tom mui,d1島 & gigi-hawaii,

    Many mahalos…I’ll pass the info on…Thank you again…

  141. Ralph August 4, 2010 1:34 pm

    K Sstate was supposed to play Oregon, by mutual agreement they no longer will play. Oregon is rumored to be seeking a game with LSU and K State wants a win to build their program and qualify for a bowl. K State is a good match for UH, both struggling in different ways. K State plays in the Big 12 and its been tough on them to win 6 games to qualify for a bowl game.

  142. homey ℞ August 4, 2010 1:35 pm



  143. homey ℞ August 4, 2010 1:35 pm

    Okay Loa, let me know the date.

  144. d1島 August 4, 2010 1:36 pm

    homey ℞,


  145. homey ℞ August 4, 2010 1:37 pm

    ST also knows how to get to the Iolani Palace parking lot.

  146. homey ℞ August 4, 2010 1:38 pm

    d1 – make that TOUGH Rookie!

  147. jojo ® August 4, 2010 1:42 pm

    Loa, homey – I go to practice when you guys go….hmmm did I say that before?

  148. Loa August 4, 2010 1:44 pm

    d1/homey – mahalo for the links

  149. homey ℞ August 4, 2010 1:45 pm

    Did jojo just repeat herself for the 3rd or 4th year in a row?

  150. Loa August 4, 2010 1:45 pm

    jojo – sounds familiar but at my age the memory not too good

  151. d1島 August 4, 2010 1:51 pm

    homey ℞,

    Baby yet,

    Bumbai he learn…

  152. al August 4, 2010 1:51 pm

    tommy lux…when you have enjoyed the “almost the media guide” let me know. we can go to that chinese eatery.

  153. al August 4, 2010 1:52 pm

    so now i know why gigi doesn’t do tailgaters…the food is too pedestrian.

  154. koakane™ August 4, 2010 1:53 pm

    good hump day tsaiko’s and tsaikette’s

    mahalo to d1 and homey for the link re vince vs tyson squaring up on the oklahoma drill.

    whootah are we ready for some fball gangie’s?

  155. al August 4, 2010 1:55 pm

    tommui…maybe we go for some dim sum at a place that when pau eat you be happy all day. close by.

  156. koakane™ August 4, 2010 1:56 pm

    wow sun breaking thru so got to do yard stuffs

    catch yu’all latter tonight

  157. d1島 August 4, 2010 1:56 pm

    (Did I mention that I’m off on Tuesday?)

  158. al August 4, 2010 1:58 pm

    tks for the okie vid. vince still the boss but i’ll bet the kid closes the gap in a hurry. i liked the way his base was very stout.

    now they go share some palusami at vince’s house tonight.

  159. Da Punchbowl Kid August 4, 2010 1:59 pm

    22Tokyo #129 –

    Side Street Inn just opened on Kapahulu.

    If your lady friends want to hang local, there’s always Rainbow’s Drive Inn.

  160. al August 4, 2010 2:00 pm

    i wonder if tom can read that fast?

    actually it would need to be a rather early tuesday thing since i gotta to be in pc by 130.

  161. Da Punchbowl Kid August 4, 2010 2:00 pm

    Yep, thanks for the links fellahs.

  162. Stretch August 4, 2010 2:03 pm


    August 4th, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Mmmmm…Rogue Hazel Nut Brown with the Surf ‘n Turf

    Surf n’ Turf?? Try it with Coffee Ice Cream and make a beer float!!

  163. homey ℞ August 4, 2010 2:06 pm

    Dim sum sounds good!

    Baby steps…

    22Tokyo – Tell your lady friends look up DPK, the puka shell tour guide.

    ok jojo, let us know what day you can make it.

    al – I guess that means bringing pies to a t-gate isn’t pedestrian.

  164. (Jesse) James August 4, 2010 2:09 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaikos….whew…been away too long…but had mom’s medical issues to deal with soooo…that’s okay, it’s all good for now…

    gigi…#96…we are making a new design…I’ll let everyone know when we finalize.

  165. gigi-hawaii August 4, 2010 2:10 pm

    I bet al has never dined at Michel’s… lol

  166. gigi-hawaii August 4, 2010 2:11 pm

    hey, i keep hearing my name being mentioned. You guys are keeping me from vacuuming my house!

  167. gigi-hawaii August 4, 2010 2:11 pm

    OK, James, let us know.

  168. homey ℞ August 4, 2010 2:14 pm

    I bet al has dined at more places than Wilt Chamberlain had relations.

    gigi – I thought you had a space ship doing the vacuuming for you.

  169. duffer aka Ace (iPhone) August 4, 2010 2:15 pm


    Met a 24 Hour Fitness partner of yours. John K.

    He’s giving a Drug & Alcohol class. He’s a lurker

  170. gigi-hawaii August 4, 2010 2:16 pm

    is it true wilt c had 2,000 relations?

    thanks, homey, for volunteering. Here’s the vacuum.

  171. duffer aka Ace (iPhone) August 4, 2010 2:19 pm


    The instructor knows you too. Hmmm…

  172. tom mui August 4, 2010 2:19 pm

    AL: #156 – any TWThurs is OK with me.

    I’m a speed reader – of course I forget what I read just as speedy.

  173. homey ℞ August 4, 2010 2:19 pm

    gigi – that is not true, it is 20,000+.

  174. gigi-hawaii August 4, 2010 2:21 pm

    homey, that’s a lot of women. and, wot, he lived to 60 something? that means he slept with a dozen women a day/night.

  175. al August 4, 2010 2:40 pm

    i had my first michel’s experience on my first prom date, back when michel martin was the owner/chef. these days it’s just the name only and not the original quality.

  176. al August 4, 2010 2:41 pm

    gee homey…which is a better claim to fame?

    restaurants or triumphs?

  177. al August 4, 2010 2:42 pm

    tom…okay will keep this in my memory bank.

  178. A-House August 4, 2010 2:42 pm


    wondered why I have not seen him the past few days – galavanting on No ka oi!!

    you and whitey going use your Lear jet to visit us at tailgates?

  179. al August 4, 2010 2:42 pm

    you know jojo works a block from the dim sum place.

  180. al August 4, 2010 2:45 pm

    homey…but still the best place to dine is at a tailgater with a bunch warrior crazed tsaikos eating the home style potluck and bbq foods all the while sipping on your favorite beverages talking story and rubbing noses with all the pedestrians.

    four weeks did you say????

  181. al August 4, 2010 2:46 pm

    speaking of maui…did nanook return from the north?

  182. homey ℞ August 4, 2010 2:48 pm

    gigi – how you figured your math?

  183. duffer aka Ace (iPhone) August 4, 2010 2:50 pm

    Whitey stay huhu at Hawaiian. They charged for excess baggage.

  184. homey ℞ August 4, 2010 2:52 pm

    al – Is that the Happy place?

    Claim to fame? hmmmm, ummmm, restaurants! LOL

  185. Dennis Halloran August 4, 2010 2:53 pm

    Gabe Tuata is at Canyon, Texas WTAMU

    2 differnt JC’s and an injury

    Don’t know if he is still going to play

  186. ezhawaiian August 4, 2010 3:00 pm

    GO WARRIORS!! http://www.warriorsx.com

  187. d1島 August 4, 2010 3:05 pm


    Side Street Kapahulu…Great idea!

    btw, did you know they have their very own Rogue brew named after them? Not bad!

  188. Bulla August 4, 2010 3:05 pm


    Alualu vs. Manuwai

  189. d1島 August 4, 2010 3:06 pm


    That might actually be pretty good but why ruin a great ale with ice cream? 😆

  190. d1島 August 4, 2010 3:08 pm


    Me and Al give the nod to the vet…what say you?

  191. gigi-hawaii August 4, 2010 3:09 pm

    remember when Keo’s was on Kapahulu? Wonderful orchids, wonderful food!

    Then Keo’s moved to Waikiki and the quality of food declined. Very disappointing.

  192. whitey August 4, 2010 3:10 pm

    Thar she blows, whooooosssh!!! Missed another one, but now back in the southland and broiling. Getting charged for the 2 coolers was cs, one was empty and the other had only clothes, but to pay $60 for the 2 is overkill. Before they accept 2 at 60 lbs and no charge, now they restrict it to 50 lbs and charge you $60?????? Who said you get more if you pay for it?

  193. whitey August 4, 2010 3:18 pm

    and to really kick you in the arse, they allow you to take 2 bags, each weighing 70 lbs for free when going to foreign country. Nothing like kicking your own countrymen in the teeth and expecting them to praise them.

  194. whitey August 4, 2010 3:19 pm

    al, i got your request in the freezer. when you coming????

  195. homey ℞ August 4, 2010 3:21 pm

    I would say the walkers on Merchant St. say you get more if you pay for it. Right (J)J?

  196. Da Punchbowl Kid August 4, 2010 3:23 pm

    d1 –

    Yep. They showed that on the news announcement about the new location. Their owner sounds like a pretty heroic guy, battling back from a coma to open the new place.

    Side Street Inn and beer…


  197. jojo ® August 4, 2010 3:29 pm

    homey – I like the morning time

  198. Ralph August 4, 2010 3:32 pm

    SGV Velocity lost this evening to the Texas Bombers on an unearned run, 2-1. The Velocity run was also unearned. Velocity infielders committed 6 errors in the loss. Jazmine Zamora batter 1-3. Play resume tomorrow in the losers bracket, opponent to be determined tomorrow.

  199. roysan16 August 4, 2010 3:34 pm


    August 4th, 2010 at 1:08 pm


    This is the one I would recommend.

    Hau Tree Lanai Restaurant

    Pacific Rim Cuisine

    The web site displays pictures, menu, location, etc. .Nice views. Not far from Kapahulu. 2009 Hale Aina Silver Award Winner for BEST PLACE TO TAKE VISITORS by Honolulu Magazine.

  200. homey ℞ August 4, 2010 3:38 pm

    Ralph – Is there something about the recruit that captivates you?

  201. Ralph August 4, 2010 3:45 pm

    no, just posting info.

  202. gigi-hawaii August 4, 2010 3:46 pm


    I often thought of dining at the Hau Tree Lanai. But, because it does not have a roof, I wondered what would happen if it rained or was windy.

  203. homey ℞ August 4, 2010 3:47 pm

    ok, just that posting about one recruit often made me wonder.

  204. homey ℞ August 4, 2010 3:48 pm

    gigi, you would get wet and wind blown.

  205. gigi-hawaii August 4, 2010 3:50 pm


    I always take just 1 carry on luggage when I travel, no checked in luggage.

    Did that for trips to Tokyo and Hong Kong. Of course, my trips lasted just 5 nights in each city.

  206. gigi-hawaii August 4, 2010 3:51 pm

    homey, that’s what I thought.

  207. Ralph August 4, 2010 3:58 pm

    Homey none of the other recruits teams made the 18U gold national championship

  208. SteveM August 4, 2010 4:06 pm

    Hi 22Tokyo. I just got back from an ophthalmologist appointment. Glad you got many good replies to your restaurant question. I think the Kaimana suggestion by Roysan16 (post 200) might fit the bill–but for bills in my budget, Rainbow Drive Inn is great. 🙂 I suggest they check out the International Market Place too–probably closer to their hotel and a lot of interesting food shops, although I have not been there for a few years..

  209. Ipu Man August 4, 2010 4:31 pm

    If I remember, referees had a lot to do with UH losses to USC…

    Who will referee this time?


  210. SteveM August 4, 2010 4:31 pm

    Peaches and I once spent New Year’s eve at the Kaimana. Couldn’t get dinner reservatios to the Hau Tree or Miyako restaurant. Tried Michel’s next door…at least the maitre’d didn’t laugh. Paid the valet $15 to get my car out of hock and ended up at Kapahulu Chop Suey.

    But I do think the Kaimana Hau Tree is a good spot. Managed to get breakfast there.

  211. d1島 August 4, 2010 5:05 pm


    PPPP. Esp. for a Chief! 😉

  212. d1島 August 4, 2010 5:07 pm


    ??? 😕



  213. Ralph August 4, 2010 5:27 pm

    when the other team puts up 60+ points on the board it’s usually dominance, superior athleticism and size easily beat the big heart that laid everything on the field.

  214. Ipu Man August 4, 2010 5:44 pm

    Remember when June Jones fake kick?

    The refs called UH offsides or something illegal.

    And June was really angry…

    And the replay really did not show anyone offsides…

  215. LizKauai (iPad) August 4, 2010 5:49 pm

    22Tokyo- I recommend Duke’s. It’s the Hawaii experience for a visitor.

    Whitey- sorry the coolers were empty. I guess that means we’re having a lot of red meat at the T-Gate instead of seafood. Hey. Hope someone is bringing some bambi this year!

  216. chopsueyboy August 4, 2010 5:50 pm

    #215 Ipu Man

    at USC

    Wasn’t it on 4th down, a fake punt…pass to the wideout

    and the referees didn’t call the interference that would have given us a first down?

    USC return team was jamming our guy at the line of scrimmage

  217. chopsueyboy August 4, 2010 5:50 pm

    I think June before the game advised the referee crew to watch out for it and they still blew the call (or just ate their whistle)

  218. Garret August 4, 2010 6:08 pm

    I always thought that was a classic example of JJ going for a fake kick that ended up hurting the team…and then years later I heard about how they saw on film that the USC defender would interfere with the UH receiver if UH tried a fake punt. So, it should have been called a penalty and should have worked.

    The refs also missed a fumble call that even the pro-USC announcers said was a horrible call and resulted in a TD for USC when the game was close.

    However, USC was definitely the better team and would probably have won that game anyway. UH needed everything to go right…but those 2 blown calls by the refs did not go UH’s way.

  219. Garret August 4, 2010 6:10 pm

    Unfortunately for RGM, he’s *still* not recovered from the injury he suffered early in camp.

    Receiver Ryan Grice-Mullen (leg) returned to practice on a limited basis.

  220. Garret August 4, 2010 6:11 pm

    My other post is awaiting moderation, so I’ll post it again.

    RGM’s hope to make the Dolphins is to earn the returner role. One of Miami’s top returner is now out for the season.

    Second-year running back Kory Sheets, perhaps the team’s fastest player, tore his right Achilles tendon during today’s morning practice and is out for the season, a league source confirmed.

    The Dolphins had been considering Sheets their fourth running back and, more importantly, their kick-return speci alist to replace Ted Ginn Jr., who was traded.

  221. Slugger August 4, 2010 6:12 pm


    J likes Bogart’s Cafe on Monsarrat Ave. for breakfast.

    I love Your Kitchen on 10th Ave. for the Fujiyama shaved ice bowl! Green tea & adzuki bean ice cream under a mountain of shaved ice drenched in green tea syrup, with a scoop of adzuki beans on the side and a drizzle of condensed milk.

  222. Don Weir August 4, 2010 6:20 pm


    Keo’s owner also runs Mekong 1 (very small on Beretannia & Mekong 2 (better sized on South King). Same great food at 70% the price.


    LizKauai’s reference to Duke’s is a good one. Ask for the GM Dillon Ching (USD Football) and say aloha for us. I’ll see him Friday night with some paddlers coming in from Maui for the State races.

  223. 22Tokyo August 4, 2010 6:25 pm

    DPK, roysan16, SteveM, LizKauai, Homey…

    Thank you for the suggestions….the mention of Rainbows Drive Inn makes me homesick….

  224. Ipu Man August 4, 2010 6:26 pm

    I’m not knocking refs just biased ones.

    Will the refs be USC alumni and/or PAC 10 refs?

    Or WAC refs?

    Didn’t other schools “demand” their own refs when they

    come here to play? That’s big boy BS…

  225. A-House August 4, 2010 6:41 pm

    Ipu Man:

    I’m with you on the blown calls against UH playing USC.

    another was an incomplete pass that the side judge called a fumble for a TD – even the ESPN announcers could not believe the call – replay after replay showed the bad call and the refs face looking like, what the hell did I just do, but I not going to reverse myself. UH was leading USC 14 – 13, I believe and lost the game.

    Another case is when UH played BYU and the head ref was a “Deacon” of the Mormon Church. I asked my Mormon friend, in truth, will Jack make a call against BYU? No answer, but to my surprise, in later games, Jack was no longer officiating any UH vs. BYU games. No different if the ref was Catholic and making a call against Notre Dame. NO WAY!!!

  226. A-House August 4, 2010 6:45 pm


    that’s why Congress is looking into “taxing” revenues from excess bagage or luggage charge since the airlines, combined, in 2009 grossed $2.7 Billion and none of it was taxable. that is a lot of kala!!!

    I keep asking duffer, but no response because the Lear jet must be yours. Planning to use it to come over and join us at a tailgate in 2010?

  227. A-House August 4, 2010 6:47 pm

    BTW, we have notified our relatives, on Mrs A-House side, that our annual New Years party at our house ( 2011 ) may be pushed back a week to allow us to go to a BCS bowl game – just like 2007/08. Only diff was we told them in Feb 2007!

  228. Ipu Man August 4, 2010 6:47 pm

    btw, I think Keo’s small store on beretania finally closed.

    Tho I think their Lao grocery store is still someplace nearby.

    And lots of Japanese (and Chinese) seem to enjoy the

    all you can eat buffet ($9 lunch) at “Smorgeys” at the old

    Willows garden restaurant on Kuhio and Kaiulani (where the

    old movie theatre used to be). Food is so-so but better than

    Kentucky fried chicken. And all the Lion coffee and soft drinks

    you can drink. You can top it off with a dish of ice cream

    with fudge and nuts on top of chocolate coconut cake…

  229. A-House August 4, 2010 6:49 pm

    Watching the Okie, must give nod to Vince, but credit Tyson for a very good effort – looks like a good decision by the Jags to pick Alualu early!

  230. A-House August 4, 2010 6:53 pm

    Why is it that fans can see so many blantant violations from afar and the ref, who is on the field, cannot when its right in front of his nose?

    Is each ref concentraing only on what is described as his responsbility on evey play. Are refs that “territorial”?

  231. Ipu Man August 4, 2010 6:57 pm

    Leahy and Leahy had a “good” local ref on last week….

    I suppose it is like in The Wizard of Oz:

    There are good witches and bad witches…

    And they wear striped socks…

  232. chawan_cut August 4, 2010 6:59 pm


    I know of the said chinese herbal sprain rub.

    it does stink, but it does work. we have one precious bottle left.

  233. madeinhawaii August 4, 2010 7:09 pm


    August 4th, 2010 at 6:59 pm


    I know of the said chinese herbal sprain rub.

    it does stink, but it does work. we have one precious bottle left.

    A-house: “Dang it! .. CC… dis stuff looks like pee.. smells like pee… and is sticky like pee! you sure dis stuff not pee?”

    CCut: “Yeah…but not just any pee… comes from the biggest pig in my uncle’s farm….told you was stink. Good news is dat if you got any extra empty bottles, I can get em filled for you. We gave away all the bottles we used to have so every one we can get is ‘precious’ to us. “

  234. jm2375 August 4, 2010 7:31 pm


    Happy Hump Day to all.

  235. NYUH August 4, 2010 7:36 pm

    The Whole World is Watching – Refs don’t blow this game.

  236. Garret August 4, 2010 8:02 pm

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

    UH researchers say that the Leeward side of Hawaiian Islands may be ideal for future ocean-based renewable energy plants that would use seawater from the ocean to drive massive heat engines and produce steady amounts of renewable energy. Placing a heat engine between warm water collected at the ocean’s surface and cold water from the deep ocean, the heat flows from the warm reservoir to the cool one to spin a turbine and generate electricity.

  237. Garret August 4, 2010 8:02 pm

    Warren Buffet and Bill Gates have led a philanthropic campaign that has now convinced 40 billionaires in the US to give at least half their fortunes to charity. Based on Forbes estimates, at least $150 billion could be given away.

  238. Garret August 4, 2010 8:03 pm

    Clearwire is aggressively trying to get iPhone, iPad, and iTouch users away from AT&T. For $25 per month, a customer can get *4G* (WiMAX) data service (3-6 Mbps downlink) for *8* WiFi-enabled Apple mobile devices! That is much less than the $40/month normal Clearwire customers pay and Apple customers don’t even need to sign a contract. AT&T offers no-contract plans at 200 MB $15/month or 2GB for $25/month per device…Clearwire will give unlimited data access to 8 Apple devices for $25/month!

  239. Garret August 4, 2010 8:03 pm

    This might actually convince me to set up a Facebook page: the free Vonage app for Android and iOS will let users make *free* calls to Facebook friends over 3G and WiFi.

  240. Garret August 4, 2010 8:04 pm

    Apple is investigating a vulnerability in iOS that could allow hackers to take complete control of iPad, iPhone, and iTouch devices.

  241. Garret August 4, 2010 8:04 pm

    Free play links pau.

  242. OldDiver August 4, 2010 8:16 pm



    How would that work for the iPhone? I have the 4g wireless usb Clear modem for my laptop at work. Is Clear working on an app and interface for the modem to work on an iPad?

  243. BG August 4, 2010 8:18 pm

    Howzit Everyone!!! Time for one post.

    A-House and C_C…the cousin to that Chinese cure is DMSO. The stuff works great on sprains and strains. Immediate swelling reduction and same for pain. About as toxic as plain water. Make sure its medical grade and not industrial (too many contaminents).

  244. BG August 4, 2010 8:21 pm

    contaminents = contaminants

  245. A-House August 4, 2010 8:29 pm


    #244 – U tink the UH medical staff knows about yours and ours?

  246. A-House August 4, 2010 8:30 pm

    duffer: U got mail!

  247. chawan_cut August 4, 2010 8:45 pm

    bg, the chinese one is pronounced yuk-jao? don’t know how to spell it. or at least thats how we learned how to say it.

  248. OldDiver August 4, 2010 8:45 pm

    Sorry Garret I didn’t read your post completely. Guess you are talking about the ispot from Clear. Also Cnet has reported the Apple has completed a fix for the vulnerability to the iPhone that will come out with the next os update.

  249. chawan_cut August 4, 2010 8:47 pm


    i wish i learned the secret family recipe from my gung gung before he passed.

  250. madeinhawaii August 4, 2010 9:06 pm

    According to the posters in SportsHawaii there are a couple of new names on the UH Football roster…

    #86 Donnie King Jr.

    Position: Slot Receiver

    Height: 5-7

    Weight: 150

    Class: Freshman

    Hometown: Kapolei, O’ahu

    Previous School: Kapolei HS

    Prep: A 2010 graduate of Kapolei High School in Kapolei, O‘ahu…lettered two years in football…lined up at slot receiver, defensive back and kick returner…named team’s Offensive MVP as a senior….also lettered twice in wrestling…wrestled in the 145-lb division as a senior… captured OIA Red championship….finished as runner-up in the league and placed third in the HHSAA state championship.

    Personal: Born in Kapolei, O‘ahu…intends to major in business…has four sisters and one brother…father is Donnie King Sr. of Kapolei, O‘ahu.

    YouTube Video


    #89 Terence Bell

    Position: Wide Receiver

    Height: 6-0

    Weight: 180

    Class: Junior

    Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA

    Previous School: Santa Rosa JC

    YouTube Video

  251. tom mui August 4, 2010 9:21 pm

    chawan cut – yuk-jao (I think) is the same formula as “Tiger Balm” the Ben-Gay of China! Think it also keeps away flies – or it should.

  252. SteveM August 4, 2010 9:37 pm

    Tom Mui — I remember Tiger Balm, although I never used it. Didn’t Longs sell i for a while back in the 70’s?

  253. Annoddah Dave August 4, 2010 9:48 pm

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs,

    22Tokyo: besides those restaurants mentioned, there are others in the Kapahulu area —Pyramids for Middle Eastern Fuud, Ono Hawaiian Fuud, Kaopahulu Poi Shop, Haili’s Hawaiian Fuud, Irifune for Island/oriental fuud, a new Soul/Cagun restaurant just opened about a month or so ago, Waiola Shave Ice just across Genki, Leonards for the malasada experience, Burgers on the Edge for gourmet hamburger, Safeway Deli and fuud buffet, an Indian restaurant in the shopping complex next to where the old Alex Drive-in used to be, in the Market City complex (Fuudland) Toritos Mexican, Gina’s Korean, Formaggio’s wine bar/restaurant, Cafe Pho, Duck Lee. The others are ramen shops, izakayas, or Japanese oriented.

  254. Da Punchbowl Kid August 4, 2010 10:09 pm

    Thanks for the links madeinhawaii! Both look good!

    DK Jr. Has my vote for best soundtrack, too! 😉 He’s a tough, versatile and gifted player!

  255. d1島 August 4, 2010 10:21 pm


    OK, here’s da scoops on The Ranch House…

    Pretty good stuff.

    Opted not to go for the house favorite Prime Rib and went with the Garlic Roast Pork. Mild garlic flavor and very tender and juicy.

    Mrs. d1島 had the Misoyaki Butterfish. Generous portion and she enjoyed it (aka no doggie bag 😉 )

    #2 son had the Mongolian Braised Short Ribs that he had a hard time in deciding if he liked better than the braised short ribs from Roy’s. In the end he gave a very slight edge to Roy’s.

    I started off with the Cream of Hamakua Mushroom soup which I let Mrs. d1島 sample but then advised her to get her own bowl since I wasn’t gonna surrender any more! (which she did and really enjoyed)

    Also was advised by others at our table that the Prime Rib and sauteed shrimp was excellent and that the Chicken Fried Steak was done using Prime Rib, too!

    Didn’t really see anyone eating spaghetti or meat loaf and Lo and Behold! you didn’t need to be a Pedestrian because the Valet actually parked our car!

  256. Kekoa (iPhone) August 4, 2010 10:35 pm

    D-1 ~ The table service, and the ‘live’ music was excellent. Our hostess provided us with great conversation and lots of laughs!

    Most mixed food choices I’ve ever seen! Extensive wine list, and was too full to try Mama’s bread pudding.

    Thank you Julie!

  257. Slugger August 4, 2010 11:05 pm

    #250, 252,

    …or york jao… I use a linament (when I can get it) made by a man in Hong Kong who developed it for bruises and sprains from kung fu fighting/exercises. I recently got some in oil form and my Mom is using it. It’s White Crane oil or linament. Only made by this one man in Hong Kong. When I was searching for it in Hong Kong, years ago, each Chinese medicine store sold their own formula. So, if you find one, you usually have to buy it from the same source. I have a recipe for my goong goong’s linament which also worked, but I don’t think it was as good as this White Crane formula that my husband found when he was doing kung fu in SF.

  258. PowderPuff August 4, 2010 11:09 pm

    Mmmmm, all this talk about food is making me hungry. One of these days, I’ll get out to the Ranch House – my friend is there and has been trying to get me to go. But d1, ice cream makes everything taste better. As yes, as good as that Rogue Hazelnut Brown is, ice cream can make (most) anything taste heavenly. 🙂

  259. PowderPuff August 4, 2010 11:12 pm

    Yummmm, ice cream and yuk jao – york jao, however you spell it…wow, that thing is pungent, but it sure works.

  260. LizKauai (iPad) August 4, 2010 11:54 pm


    Multitasking on iPad works! I’m listening to Skinscast podcast and reading this blog at the same time.

    Garret- in India I got a USB device that gave my laptop unlimited Internet for $130. Works all over the country.

    d1- thanks for sharing the fuud info and pix on fb. Football season can’t come fast enough!

    Nitey nite and sweet Warrior Dreams!

  261. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 4, 2010 11:57 pm

    The last time I went to the Ranch House in Aina Haina- sometime back in the late 1980s – I was disconcerted to find that they’d added karaoke to their offerings. Hope that the current version is k-free.

    Did anyone else get a copy in the (real) mail of the premiere issue of INSIDE OUT, mostly written by ex-Honolulu Advertiser staffers. Lots of stories about local food & entertainment AND favortie travel destinations plus beautiful pictures. The advertising is particularly scrumdiddlieumptious. Almost enough to make me fall off the veggiebubblion wagon.

    Has anyone here eaten breakfast at Giovanni Pastrami in Waikiki? They’re featuring football breakfasts & are encouraging booster clubs to attend. IF, and that’s important, the food is good, perhaps this might be a good place to try for one of the away games?

    Will Murphy’s be serving food on Saturdays during the day for away games?

    Will try to take a sneak peak at Saturday’s football practice while doing the Manoa Makeover thing. Looking forward to it. I LOVE to paint!!!

  262. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 5, 2010 12:08 am

    Bought an iPod three weeks ago, but I still haven’t used it because I can’t figure out how to download music.

    Still haven’t figured out how to send e-mails and text messages on my iPhone either nor have I taken photos or videos or used any of the apps other than the ones for the phone & receiving e-mails. I bought a instructional book and have gone to several training classes, but once I leave the room, the information disappears from my brain.

    For some reason, I thought Apple products were easy to learn, but I guess I’ll have to wait until the next go-round on The Great Wheel of Life to be technologically savvy in order to use them well.

  263. Mad Dog August 5, 2010 12:18 am

    Download music to your itunes account on your computer. Go to http://www.apple.com/itunes/ and select “free download”. Once you set up your itunes, you download or burn music to your itunes. Then you plug your ipod to your computer and it will automatically transfer, Apple says synch, your music to your ipod.

  264. psp rom August 5, 2010 12:20 am

    The music play on my PSP, i try to sync the music to the psp with windows meida player and it WONT WORK!! and if there is a song that will go on it says on the psp that there are no songs! but some of my memory stick is used up….im confused plz someone help

  265. al August 5, 2010 12:41 am

    i agree with annodah dave that kapahulu ave is loaded with great eateries.

    some my favorites that he missed are:

    tokkuri tei: sushi bar, izakaya the place is jam packed nightly especially fri/sat. get valet parking (no ask me where they park your car) so no be shy. broke mout’ stuff. very cold beer and warm sake.

    mr. oji-san: tiny place great food. sukiyaki for two is the bomb.

    tenkaippin: little ramen shop next to starbuck rocks. new flavor. owner’s have their own japanese show on oc16. always crowded…good sign. ice #2. this little joint serves some of the best sushi and sashimi. also, the reg menu is ono. pig feet soup to die for. byob makes it affordable.

    side street inn #2: just opened. over flow crowds…go figga.

    rainbow drive inn: mixed plate gravy all over!

    …nuff said

  266. SteveM August 5, 2010 1:03 am

    RE: #263

    WassupDoc — why did you buy an iPod when you already have an iPhone? An iPhone is also an iPod…and a iTouch/iPad, camera, and finally, a phone too.

    In my opinion, first master a PC or iMac version of iTunes (as Mad Dog says in post #264). PC or Mac email and attachments plus iPhoto on the Mac will make two more iPhone pieces puzzle fall into place. Digital camera use is another puzzle piece. Then there’s all those darn useful apps, which is another piece.

    I’m a slow adapter and have considered the iPhone (or any smart phone) the very top of the tech skills hierarchy…although one need only master the puzzle piece they want to use the most. 🙂 I am finally getting one…and so is my 82 year old mom. 🙂

  267. al August 5, 2010 1:11 am

    stevem…say hi to the sushi lady.

  268. SteveM August 5, 2010 1:16 am

    Al — my mom, the sushi maker? OK. She’s doing fine.

  269. al August 5, 2010 1:20 am

    i’m sure you don’t make the sushi…only eat em.

  270. al August 5, 2010 1:22 am

    new discovery…spitz sunflower seeds–dill pickle flavor!

    great stuff.

  271. SteveM August 5, 2010 1:29 am

    Al — I eat mostly inarizushi 🙂 Maybe she’ll make some for a tailgate. She’s into making a lot of takuan nowadays. I get nervous watching her slice up 10 lbs of radish with her 12″ knife.

    Gotta sleep. Good night!

  272. Ipu Man August 5, 2010 1:47 am

    Don’t forget Zippys on Kapahulu.

    And Dominoes Pizza around the corner…

    And what waz that great Hawaiian restaurant across the street

    …Kanack Attack???

  273. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 5, 2010 1:53 am

    I bought an iPod because my iPhone is too bulky and too heavy to carry around when I’m working out. I also got the version which receives FM radio broadcasts since I want to be able to listen o KHPR/KIPO and the classic rock stations – as well as the radio broadcasts while attending sporting events at The Stan.

    Even though I never thought that I had big hands & fat fingers, I simply cannot use the iPhone keypad. I wind up poking each key separately with my right index finger to try to reduce the errors. I think since I got it back in May, I probably have sent maybe as many as ten e-mails or text messages.

    What I need is a full-time IT person to run my gizmos for me.

    Dumb person with a Smart Phone – maybe that’s how to solve the economic doldrums.

    it’s 2 am – I have to be on the road four hours from now so best I head off to bed.

  274. LizKauai (iPad) August 5, 2010 6:06 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  275. d1島 August 5, 2010 6:08 am

    Great Morning All!

    Jockey-ing for positions begins at football camp…cot positions, that is as Stephen writes this morning.

    WooHoo! 1st practice this afternoon!

    GO WARRIORS! The time is NOW!

  276. d1島 August 5, 2010 6:10 am

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!

    28 days and counting….


  277. whitey August 5, 2010 6:24 am

    hey, d1 is off and running. good morning tsaikos.

  278. Shoko August 5, 2010 6:47 am

    Morning Gang!

  279. chopsueyboy August 5, 2010 7:03 am

    #238 Garret

    If Bill Gates gave every American (legal citizens) a $1,000,000 each,

    he’d still have billions for himself.

    Wishful thinking

  280. Da Punchbowl Kid August 5, 2010 7:24 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

  281. NYUH August 5, 2010 7:26 am

    Izzy at the Ranch House in Aina Haina. Those were the days.

    Fun video with Colt


  282. Shoko August 5, 2010 7:31 am

    300 million times 1 million each equals *calculating* 300 trillion. I just realized that Bill Gates makes more money in his sleep than I would in ten lifetimes.

  283. chopsueyboy August 5, 2010 7:54 am


    mom & dad took me to Ranch House for birthdays.

    I remember those small cakes with the sparklers on top instead of candles.

  284. chopsueyboy August 5, 2010 7:58 am

    Anyone have photos at Tasty Chop Suey with family or friends

    that has the Tasty Chop Suey logo showing on the dishes?

    Parent’s restaurant selected by Smithsonian Institute to be part of an exhibit

    that shows how chinese restaurants are a part of American history.

    They’re in the process of collecting items from New York, San Francisco, and Honolulu

    and chose Lau Yee Chai, Wo Fat, & Tasty Chop Suey to represent Hawaii.

    We’ve located some dishes, chop sticks, menu, newspaper article celebrating 20th anniversary, key chains, coin purses, and photos, but looking for more items.

  285. (Jesse) James August 5, 2010 8:11 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…hope every has a great day today….

    Go Get ‘Um Warriors…Like d1 said, “The time is now!!!” There is no tomorrow…

    PP#260….agree, yok jao is good stuff. Still have a few bottles from my popo in the medicine chest… :-0

  286. Da Punchbowl Kid August 5, 2010 8:15 am

    Wow chopsueyboy!

    Congrats to you and your parents for such an amazing honor! Wish I could help you with pics.

    You might be able to find pics in the state archives.

  287. Da Punchbowl Kid August 5, 2010 8:16 am

    Good morning (J)J!

  288. chopsueyboy August 5, 2010 8:18 am

    yok jao is a miracle worker

    makes black and blue bruises disappear

  289. chopsueyboy August 5, 2010 8:21 am


    couldn’t find anything on the archives website

    maybe I’m doing something Wong, I mean wrong

  290. tom mui August 5, 2010 8:23 am

    chopsueyboy: Got to look at our wedding pictures – Golden Anniversary next year!

    Our reception was at Lau Yee Chai – the old one on Kalakaua and Kuhio where the Ambassador Hotel now stands. I think Me P.Y. Chong was still the owner/chief cook

  291. chopsueyboy August 5, 2010 8:26 am

    tom mui

    dad, Hung Pui Wong worked at Lau Yee Chai after WWII

    1950’s opened Gum Lung Chop Suey on Liliha St near Jane’s Fountain

    and eventually Tasty Chop Suey in Kalihi

    his brother had New Star Chop Suey on School and Houghtailing and

    later Wong & Wong that used to be on Maunakea St

  292. PowderPuff August 5, 2010 8:47 am

    Good morning…happy 4-week countdown, Tsaikos. (J)J – doesn’t yok jao have “shelf life?” What does “still have a few bottles from my Popo?” mean? I wonder if that thing is like wine and keeps getting better as the years go by? Gosh, I can just smell that thing now…my sinuses are clearing!

    al – I have heard that new Side Street is just packed each night. And now you got me craving for izakaya and Tokkuri-Tei. 🙂

  293. A-House August 5, 2010 9:25 am

    ST msut be very busy on the 1st day of practice and we will have to wait until practice over to get a new post up.

    Interesting that 2 “new” name appear on the 105 list. Were they part of the group to “join the team” on first day of school?

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