Veikune to return to Ohio as talks continue

In a show of good faith, David Veikune will depart tonight for Ohio while contract discussions continue.
Veikune was one of the Cleveland Browns’ two second-round draft picks in April. The Browns have not signed any of their top three selections.
Friday is the reporting date for Cleveland’s rookies. NFL policy does not allow for an unsigned rookie to participate in training-camp functions.
Advisers had planned to keep Veikune in Hawai‘i until a contract agreement was reached. But it was decided that it would be a good-faith effort for Veikune to return to Ohio.

Veikune is on the clock
Veikune is on the clock

* * * * *

The word on the street is that Josh Manupuna, a Kamehameha Schools graduate who played nine games for Portland State last year, is set to transfer to UH.
Manupuna, a defensive tackle, is 6 feet 2 and 285 pounds.
He would have to redshirt this season, but would have two seasons of eligibility after that.

* * * * *

Speaking of transfers, defensive tackle Kaniela Tuipulotu said he will skip training camp to heal from several nagging injuries and will officially join the Warriors Aug. 24.
Tuipulotu, who played 19 games for Arizona, must sit out this season, anyway, because of NCAA transfer rules. He is eligible to practice.
Tuipulotu is 6 feet 2 and 300 pounds.

Kaniela Tuipulotu
Kaniela Tuipulotu

* * * * *

As one of the most electrifying UH football players — think pre-Jeff Sydner — Marco Johnson was a BMOC.
Now he co-owns a campus.
To be precise, Johnson and his wife, Sandra, are co-founders of the University of Antelope Valley (Calif.).
After graduating from UH, Johnson aspired to become a firefighter/paramedic in Los Angeles.
He accomplished that. His wife then encouraged him to start teaching CPR courses  in his spare time.
One course led to another, and soon he was leading more than 20 courses on CPR and EMT. That led to the foundation of a college offering two-year degrees.
This past June 1, the U.S. Department of Education gave approval for Antelope Valley to offer four-year and master’s degrees.
The school now has 1,300 students.
It has relocated to what was once a hotel resort. The school offers a well-regarded culinary school.
“It’s been a blessing,” Johnson said. “The city is behind us 100 percent.”
He said he is currently searching for a president to run the private school. “I have a master’s in education, but we’re looking for a president with a PhD or higher,” Johnson said.
Johnson said the school is — slowly — building an athletic department. They will start with swimming and diving teams to accommodate a state-of-the art facility.
The long-term goal is to start a football program.
His dream is to become an athletic director.
He said the school has solicited suggestions for a sports nickname. There have been 550 submissions, including “Warriors.”
Johnson remains a strong supporter — and donor — of UH. He helped subsidize the recent UH football camps. His son, Devion Volta-Johnson, a former UH player, is set to graduate in December.
“I have great memories of Hawai‘i,” Johnson said.

* * * * *

Running back Chizzy Dimude, a JC transfer, has been working hard since arriving to town a few weeks ago. He works out in the morning and afternoon, with a regimen that includes weight-training, speed drills and yoga. He also has been fielding punts.


* * * * *

And Colt finally got a new  Stephanie Lum autograph.



  1. addahknowjoe July 22, 2009 12:02 am

    No Way! Get outta here!!

  2. UHfan808 July 22, 2009 12:03 am

    Hello there!

  3. Stephen Tsai July 22, 2009 12:06 am

    That was an amazing race. I even gave uhfan808 a head start on a-joe, and she still finished second.

  4. UHfan808 July 22, 2009 12:07 am

    Morgan Moriguchi Morgan Moriguchi Morgan Moriguchi !!!


    That’s the first time in my life that I’ve ever met a Moriguchi named Morgan. 😉

  5. addahknowjoe July 22, 2009 12:09 am

    I must say, the Moriguchi’s must be proud of all of Morgan’s accomplishments. I know I’d be if I was a Moriguchi myself.

  6. Stephen Tsai July 22, 2009 12:10 am


  7. BigWave96744 July 22, 2009 12:11 am

    Good Morning Folks..

  8. Stephen Tsai July 22, 2009 12:11 am

    We need to explain:
    I introduced 808 to Dayton Morinaga. Later, she started calling him Morgan.

  9. Stephen Tsai July 22, 2009 12:12 am

    Mornin’ Wave

  10. addahknowjoe July 22, 2009 12:14 am

    ST introduces them:

    Dayton- Hi, I’m Dayton Morinaga

    UHfan808- Oh, Morgan Moriguchi? Nice to meet you.

  11. UHfan808 July 22, 2009 12:17 am


  12. UHfan808 July 22, 2009 12:18 am

    (Sorry Morgan) 🙁


  13. addahknowjoe July 22, 2009 12:23 am

    Howzit Bigwave!

  14. UHfan808 July 22, 2009 12:23 am


    Welcome Josh!…Good luck, hang in there, and study hard! Thank you for coming home to play for us, we’ll definitely look for you to play next year!


  15. UHfan808 July 22, 2009 12:27 am

    Good morning Bigwave, a-joe, and last but not least, ST!

    Good morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes, Lurkers and Lurkettes!

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!

  16. UHfan808 July 22, 2009 12:29 am

    (note to self: take ginko biloba before going to bed)

  17. addahknowjoe July 22, 2009 12:33 am

    Here’s a link to Marco’s school website:

  18. BigWave96744 July 22, 2009 12:35 am

    Born on this day:
    1946 – Danny Glover
    1958 – David Von Erich (one of the many deceased Von Erich Wrestlers)
    1964 – David Spade
    1965 – “The Heart Break Kid” Shawn Michaels
    1972 – Keyshawn Johnson

  19. al July 22, 2009 12:51 am

    new post?
    hi folks.
    you know morgan?

  20. al July 22, 2009 12:52 am

    marco johnson would have loved this run n shoot.

  21. BigWave96744 July 22, 2009 12:52 am

    read where Josh is the nephew of former Colordo Buffalo Vaka Manupuna….

    Vaka was the recruiting host to David Veikune and Jordan Dizon when they Tripped Colorado

  22. Ralph July 22, 2009 12:59 am

    take two gingko Biloba, later, give some to Al to try

  23. BigWave96744 July 22, 2009 1:11 am

    Hey all you folks going to the UH/Wazzu game…

    Island Sports Media & Malaea Entertainment is presenting the first “Warrior” Sports Hawaii tailgate party in Seattle

    Where: Studio Seven, 110 South Horton Street, Seattle, WA 98134
    When: Friday night, Sept 11 at 6 pm, the night before the game.
    What: Music, Food, and Fun…..

    Music by: Island Bound, Napun Tasi, and Unified Culture
    Hula performances by Na Mea Hula O Ka Mana’o’i’o with music from Harry & da boyz

    Guest Emcee: Former UH Rainbow Warrior David “Mento” Maeva

    The proceeds will go towards sport camp scholarships for the Keiki

    Pre-Sale Tickets – $10.00
    At the Door: $15.00
    All Ages/Bar with ID

    Tickets available at

    Get your tickets early!!
    Go Warriors!!!!

  24. addahknowjoe July 22, 2009 1:23 am

    Applying for any Athletic Director position is tough enough.

    Creating an entire university just to one day be its AD is fricken AWESOME!!!!

  25. Ralph July 22, 2009 1:27 am

    i bet he can fast track the hiring of an AD and coaches, unlike UH, and not have issues of salary and union

  26. Ralph July 22, 2009 1:35 am

    I hope he focuses on the academic side before jumping into athletics…it takes a lot of money to run a college, sports can be a drain without outside revenues, and we know that California colleges are financial hurting at this time so Johnson needs to look at his source of revenue (tuition) and expenditures before spending any money on sport programs.

  27. NYUH July 22, 2009 4:40 am

    Mentioned this late last night. Today on ESPN’s College Football Live’s 50 States Tour – Hawaii/Idaho – Set your DVRs!

  28. Hoohiki July 22, 2009 4:42 am

    I’m sure there are various circumstances that bring our boys back home and want to eventually play for UH. Transfers that usually allow them to play just 2 years. I’m sure many would agree that UH is fortunate to get these boys back and sometimes, especially Coach Mack has a place for these “transfer” players when they change their mind or finally get their grades in order. It seems we’re getting alot of transfers recently and I’m assuming they will all walk on and vye for an eventual scholarship. I’m not knocking trying the “greener” pasture first, but it would be even nicer if these local players see the “green” ( and white) in their own backyard and play and know one system for 4 or 5 years. Again, I’m not saying we shouldn’t welcome transfers; some have been succes stories i.e. Veikune, but I would rather a player develop into a system than have to play catch up.

  29. Garret July 22, 2009 4:59 am


    I doubt that Josh Manupuna turned down a scholarship from UH to go to Portland State…he wouldn’t be a good example of a player trying the “greener” pastures.

  30. Garret July 22, 2009 5:02 am

    Marco Johnson expanding his college to a 4-year program during these economic conditions in California and looking to start an Athletic Department really shows he can dream big. I respect his efforts and he must be working extremely hard…I hope that things work out for Antelope Valley’s economy so that his customers can afford to attend and support his school.

  31. Garret July 22, 2009 5:04 am

    BSU is playing a big-money road game against Virginia Tech. They took advantage of Syracuse backing out of a Virginia Tech game to get a nationally televised CBS game in DC to open the 2010 season. So, they get big money, national TV, and it would be great exposure for the WAC if they win.

    Originally, they had planned a home and home series against former Big East rival Syracuse. But when the Orange asked out of the deal, Tech was left with holes in both schedules.

    Sources tell CBS 6 sports that Boise State will fill one of those slots, opening the 2010 season against the Hokies at FedEx Field in suburban D.C. It will most likely be a made-for-TV event with the time, date and network still to be determined.

  32. djmitcho July 22, 2009 5:49 am

    Good Morning All! Mahalo for all the birthday wishes yesterday. Hope everyone has a good one.

  33. d1島 July 22, 2009 6:03 am

    Great Morning All! (including you, Morgan!)

    Nice to read about added depth in the trenches. Welcome home Josh Manupuna!

    Good luck and continued success to Marco Johnson.

    Condolences to the Shoji Ohana.

  34. rage777 July 22, 2009 6:12 am

    Morning all you Tsaikos out there!


    They still haven’t fixed the RSS feed. Maybe the tech guys just want more hits on your blog.

    I watched the replay of the show and I have a question: What is with Raeceen’s outfit? She reminded me of the KCAL weather girl here in SoCal, Jackie Johnson.

    Somebody needs to put a fast forward, rewind, pause, etc buttons on the replay.

    Another question: Can I play the older Warrior Beat shows? I wanted to watch the Devone one, but it’s not a link.

  35. d1島 July 22, 2009 6:17 am


    Thanks for the tip. DVR set!

  36. d1島 July 22, 2009 6:17 am

    Have a Wicked Wednesday erryboddy!


  37. chawan_cut July 22, 2009 6:57 am

    here’s Colt getting his autograph on live tv

  38. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 22, 2009 7:13 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Good fun, you guys!!
    Congrats A-Joe!

    Mahalo, c_cut!


  39. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 22, 2009 7:19 am

    c_c : what about Leahey and Leahey???

  40. mctruck July 22, 2009 7:26 am

    Hoohiki, ur#28 comment…..I had the same thought about that and agree with you on every point.

    good morning all…have a super day.

    Can’t wait to watch BSU play those teams mentioned as well as SJS, etc.
    Should be great for the WAC….or not??

  41. Colomaohana July 22, 2009 7:31 am

    Morning gang!

  42. Da Punchbowl Kid July 22, 2009 7:40 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Great to see Josh joining. A once and future Warior!

  43. Da Punchbowl Kid July 22, 2009 7:41 am

    Ooops! I meant to say “Warrior” above… 😳

  44. Buffoman July 22, 2009 7:47 am

    The Ferd article essentially spoke to the big dollar road beating scenario that JD will probably have to consider going forward.

    To balance a deficit plagued budget, go on the road twice (for no less than a million each) get your national exposure, give full effort show no quit, take your lumps, take two tylonol extra strength and smile at your better looking budget.

    Oh, BTW, it may actually help you with sales of Warrior merchandise.

  45. Slugger July 22, 2009 7:48 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Condolences to the Shoji family.

    Interesting story about Marco Johnson starting his own University. Great use of a defunct resort property.

    Welcome to Josh!

    Have a great day everyone! Off to you-know-what…

  46. Bulla July 22, 2009 7:55 am

    our condolences to the Shoji family, Dave’s parents were the unsung heroes of that program in the very early days. they were as much a reason for the success of UH Volleyball as Dave was coaching the teams.

    Welcome back for Josh from Portland State, best of luck in your endeavors

    Everyone have an AWESOME day in Hawaii Nei…..

  47. Addahknowsports© July 22, 2009 8:03 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    That’s a nice story about Marco Johnson.

  48. Ronnie July 22, 2009 8:05 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Family!

    One day closer to the start of the football season!


  49. Piper's Son July 22, 2009 8:16 am

    So sad to hear about the passing of Mrs. Shoji.

  50. koakane™ July 22, 2009 8:28 am

    good morning gangie, back on oahu after a terrific time on the garden isle. just one parte after the other. finally meet up with liz, wafan and stretch. almost neva make up. if liz neva call would have sleep. got in just 2 hrs of sleep before the call. need a super power nap and more rest now back home.

    catching up on some stuff; hippo birdie two ewe dj hope your day was one beeg beeru after another. my condolence to the shoji fam. (plenty of son’s to be proud of)

    just enough energy to catch up reading and will be lurking so have a good hump day and esmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  51. (Jesse)James July 22, 2009 8:33 am

    Good morning Tsaikos….

    Condolences to the Shoji family.

    djmitcho…happy belated birthday…my wireless was down yesterday so no internet access…

    Great to hear about another transfer…..

    Oh yeah…and Great Morning to Morgan Moriguchi!!!!!

  52. Kekoa July 22, 2009 8:58 am

    Very sad to hear of a death in any family. My sincerest condolences to the Shoji family.

    Mai Poina…

  53. Stephen Tsai July 22, 2009 8:59 am

    Not sure how many of you got to see Marco Johnson play, but he was one of the best. He was fast, elusive. But he absorbed a huge hit once, suffering a concussion. He wasn’t the same after that.

  54. LizKauai [Believer] July 22, 2009 9:06 am

    Hugs, prayers, condolences to the Shoji Ohana.


  55. lava July 22, 2009 9:07 am

    “But he absorbed a huge hit once, suffering a concussion. He wasn’t the same after that.”

    Reminds me of Colt after the Fresno State game.

  56. Kekoa July 22, 2009 9:14 am

    Good for Marco Johnson! What an accomplishment. He has proven that even in a down economy hope floats!

    For those who worry about him striving to add athletics into his program, I must remind them that he built his school on academics. Note that he is starting with very small and affordable sports and aspires to add football when he us able.

  57. LizKauai [Believer] July 22, 2009 9:31 am

    Welcome Kaniela Tuipulotu!

    Go Chizzy!!!


  58. Garret July 22, 2009 9:44 am

    Condolences to the Shoji family.

  59. MeiLing July 22, 2009 9:45 am

    Good idea for Kaniela to recuperate before getting banged up again.

    My sister brought a ‘treasure trove’ of UH football things with her. She worked in the UH athletics office when Tomey was the HC. Media guides from 1983 & 1985. Pictures of the team from 1981, 1982 & 1984. JD, Miano, Sapolu, Onosai; June Jones with funny hair.


    When were you playing?

  60. Garret July 22, 2009 9:46 am

    I hope that Kaniela Tuipulotu makes a full recovery, as he could be very important to the 2010 team.

    Great to hear that Chizzy has such a good work ethic. UH could use another contributor at RB.

  61. chawan_cut July 22, 2009 9:47 am

    is there a special L&L show tonight?

  62. Garret July 22, 2009 9:48 am

    Bad news today–the Browns rejected the contract proposal from David Veikune’s agent. It doesn’t seem like Cleveland is interested in getting the contracts done with their 3 second round draft picks! Cleveland hasn’t even started on the contracts for their other 2nd round picks and the only reason why there was a contract proposal for Veikune is that his agent has been on the ball.

    The Browns appear to have prioritized signing No. 1 pick Alex Mack over their other three unsigned draft picks.

    There has been an exchange of contract proposals between the Browns and Mack, sources say, while talks with second-round picks Brian Robiskie, Mohamed Massaquoi and David Veikune have not gone that far.

    A contract proposal for Veikune, the linebacker from University of Hawaii, has been rejected by the Browns, one source said.

    Proposals for receivers Robiskie and Massaquoi have not been exchanged, said another source.

  63. Kekoa July 22, 2009 9:51 am


    Our resident DOE retired school administrator is back on island. Let’s be careful out there and use spell check software just to be sure.

    You don’t want to find a note in your email saying, “See Me After Class!”

  64. koakane™ July 22, 2009 9:51 am

    forgot to add beeg congrats to our Jason for he is now part of the work force. emailed me that he accepted a teachers contract to work at his alma mater. we talked and at that time I passed the torch, gave my blessing and added gooooooood luck my boy.

    second pay check goes to al for lunch at any cc. the first one is his mom’s bwhaaaaaa.

  65. koakane™ July 22, 2009 9:55 am

    kekoa watch it or you will be marching around mawaina (sp) field with full back packs, two M1’s and betta not get the clothes wrinkled

  66. MeiLing July 22, 2009 10:03 am

    Ho’omaikai, Jason!!! Congrats on getting the job that you want.

  67. Jason July 22, 2009 10:04 am

    Hey, any paychecks I get are going to pay off my HPU tuition. Once grad school is done … then all my checks go to Mom. (Until I get married, then they go to my wife.) 🙁

  68. djmitcho July 22, 2009 10:10 am

    Still looking for a minimum of 2 more people to join our tsaiko fantasy football league. The newly hired Jason is the returning champ. If you would like to play or have any questions email me. djmitcho at yahoo dot com. The live online draft will take place on Sunday August 30 @ 5pm Hawaii time.

  69. wafan July 22, 2009 10:25 am

    Good Hump Day to all!

  70. wafan July 22, 2009 10:26 am

    Condolences to the Shoji family.

    To lose your top-ranked cheerleader and booster . . .

  71. wafan July 22, 2009 10:27 am

    Welcome to the newest Warrior!

    Study intelligently and work hard!!!

  72. lava July 22, 2009 10:28 am

    Chizzy’s shirt looks really hot, given how hot the practice field is anyway these days.

  73. wafan July 22, 2009 10:30 am

    c_c . . .

    Thanks for the Colt/Stephanie video.

    I still do not understand what was so wrong with him receiving her autograph in the first place. ANY student could have one if they had asked — as he did.

  74. wafan July 22, 2009 10:32 am

    Liz . . .

    Too bad your masseuer got away. Maybe you need to book an appointment in advance. HA!

  75. wafan July 22, 2009 10:33 am

    Piano tuner coming in today. One of the strings is out and it sure is irritating!

  76. Derek July 22, 2009 10:36 am

    Good to hear about Marco Johnson and good for him. It’s a feel good story and he’s a success in life and took advantage of his education and further it to own his own business. I distinctly remember Marco scoring a touchdown against UNLV at Las Vegas. It was the first UH road game that I attended and they beat UNLV and Randall Cunngham 27 or 28-0.
    Dick Tomey was the head coach and I remember Mike Stennis was the QB and Duane Coleman caught a touchdown pass.

    On another note, is V.J. Fehoko considering UH? I know UH offered a scholarship, but we don’t hear too much about him mentioning UH at all. He talks about BYU, Utah, Texas Tech, etc…To me it’s pretty strange that his father is the UH Warrior mascot and yet his previous kids (Whitley and Sam) went away. Maybe UH didn’t offer the other two scholarships, but I would think that Sam must have been offered one by UH since he was highly recruited. Anyway, to each it’s own, but it just seemed a little odd. Good luck to V.J. this season. I see that he’s back at Farrington after he went to Kahuku for a little while.

  77. LizKauai [Believer] July 22, 2009 10:39 am

    c_c – last week with Colt. I actually have it on dvr/dvd but my transfer has major audio glitches.

    C’mon, Browns… this is not the time to get cheap!!!

  78. Kekoa July 22, 2009 11:05 am

    Koakane ~ Between whacks wit da pointer stick from Coach W. Chai and marching off demerits in uniform, I still found time to pray for redemption from all da torment…and then you had to bring it all up again!

    I tot we wuz my pahtnaz?

  79. Kekoa July 22, 2009 11:10 am


  80. d1島 July 22, 2009 11:16 am

    C’mon, Browns… this is not the time to get cheap!!!

    I don’t think I ever recall hearing the Browns organization (in either incarnation) being included in a discussion of generous management groups. 🙄

  81. Slugger July 22, 2009 11:23 am

    ST ~

    Found a pic of Marco Johnson in my sis’ media guide. Is Devion Volta-Johnson graduating from UH, or is he back on the mainland?

  82. A-House July 22, 2009 11:24 am

    Condolences to the Dave Shoji family on the passing of Grandma Shoji.

  83. jm2375 July 22, 2009 11:29 am

    Hola from Ares, La Coruna, Espana! (go look it up on Google Earth 😀 )

    Just checking in. Happy belated birthdays to all those I’ve missed so far. Condolences to the Shoji ohana. Get well to SailorBlue.

    Feel like all I’ve done is sleep and eat. 😀 Typical Tsai-ko stuff. Been raining the past 2 days and cold (high 60’s). Typical, sorta, for this time of year here. Wish I could get some sun, but then again, there are several provinces that are over 40 C (104F).

    Time for shower and sleep. Esme and out. whooooosh.

  84. Committed Road Warrior July 22, 2009 11:35 am

    College Football Live is about to profile Hawai’i and Idaho as a part of their 50-state tour. Who knows what kine stuff they’re gonna say about us.

    It’s on right now on ESPN2.

  85. Slugger July 22, 2009 11:40 am

    ESPN2 talking about Boise going undefeated.

  86. Committed Road Warrior July 22, 2009 11:41 am


    Today’s College Football Live show looks more like an ad piece for Boise State. Off goes the TV.

  87. Slugger July 22, 2009 11:42 am

    Hope David Veikune gets it worked out with the Browns.

  88. d1島 July 22, 2009 11:43 am

    On the Deuce?!?!

    aiyahhh, I set the DVR for ESPN CGD earlier today. Maybe it’s the same show.

  89. jm2375 July 22, 2009 11:44 am

    Oh yeah, before I forget, congrats to Jason on becoming a productive member of society. 😀 Guess there won’t be any more lunch cc’s for a while, especially those at Buffet 100… 😆

  90. d1島 July 22, 2009 11:45 am


    Does the WACommish have a relative working for ESPN? 👿

  91. Committed Road Warrior July 22, 2009 11:46 am


    Perhaps. 👿

  92. Ronnie July 22, 2009 11:47 am

    I love when our boys prove all the doubters WRONG!!!!!

    BSu… whatever…..

  93. Ronnie July 22, 2009 11:49 am

    I’m already planning to go to BSu in 2010 so I can be there when we beat them on the smurf turf.

  94. Slugger July 22, 2009 11:50 am

    ESPN2 talking about Hawaii QBs next after commercial.

  95. Jason July 22, 2009 11:52 am

    Looks like the Hawaiʻi stuff is coming up soon, after this commercial.

    ♪ We are the Warriors, oh yeah … ♪ 😀

  96. Committed Road Warrior July 22, 2009 11:52 am

    Will they try to perpetuate the old “system quarterback” label with UH QB’s?

  97. LizKauai [Believer] July 22, 2009 11:54 am

    Veikune+Good Faith=Ultimate Success.

  98. Jason July 22, 2009 11:55 am

    That’s it?!?! They showed a clip of the haka/haʻa, then when discussing the difficult transition Chang and Colt had going from UH to the NFL, all the commentator said was that the jury is still out on Colt (insinuating that it’s still too soon to judge Colt’s NFL future).

  99. Slugger July 22, 2009 11:55 am

    Hola, jm2375! Glad you’re having a Tsai-ko time in Espana.


    Chizzy is probably wearing a black UnderArmour shirt. I got one at the Murphy’s meet the coach night when I paid for my WBB season tix. It was ‘free’, so I’m not complaining about getting one with a snag. Wonder if that’s how they’re getting rid of damaged goods? Good idea…

  100. Committed Road Warrior July 22, 2009 11:55 am

    Only one sentence after the commercial about why UH QB’s haven’t transitioned well to the NFL?


  101. Ronnie July 22, 2009 11:55 am

    How did they get their information? Was it first hand?

  102. Jason July 22, 2009 11:56 am

    Epic fail is right!

    But at least Colt won the poll for who the best football player was from Hawaiʻi/Idaho. Colt had 34%, Jared Allen had 31%.

  103. Ronnie July 22, 2009 11:57 am

    I guess that answers that… They HAVE NO INFORMATION.

    Nothing like stringing people along at the top of the hour for ratings….

  104. Slugger July 22, 2009 11:58 am

    More BSu than time on Timmy or Colt.

    OK, I’m outta here. Going to drive around the island to catch up with my Kumu & hula sistahs.

    Esme & whoosh….

  105. LizKauai [Believer] July 22, 2009 12:01 pm

    espn2 pfffft…
    ok- we go in under the proverbial radar…

  106. Jason July 22, 2009 12:01 pm

    I just want to make sure – did they show anything during the first 10 minutes? I missed those.

  107. Committed Road Warrior July 22, 2009 12:07 pm


    They were just talking about how some Georgia high school was banning UGA from recruiting athletes from their campus.

    Other than that, I did expect BSU to get a good chunk of air time, but heck, even Idaho State got more air time than UH.

    And I certainly feel sorry for the Idaho Vandals, who didn’t get ANY air time at all short of a helmet on the ground. One notable Vandal alumni is an NFL analyst with ESPN and they couldn’t even drag him in for a two-minute interview about Vandal football?

  108. Huskies Fan July 22, 2009 12:23 pm

    Good to see 2 Maui kids coming back to play for UH. I know Manapuna was raised in Kihei. Left Maui when he got into Kamehameha Schools-Oahu.
    I see his grandfather and Uncle Vaka around Kihei. Tuipulotu still leaves in Lahaina and now joins former Luna and now UH walk-on Andrew Faaumu.
    I think Andrew and Kaniela were in Lahainalunas freshman class together
    before Kaniela moved to Kahuku with and uncle.

  109. Kekoa July 22, 2009 12:38 pm

    Huskies Fan glad to see Maui kids come home to UH. Ok…Husky(?)

  110. Kekoa July 22, 2009 12:41 pm

    Slugger ~ Be very quiet. We don’t want to wake up the announcers over at the ‘Deuce’ – they might have to report on another sweep of the WAC title with yet one more system QB at the helm.

  111. Jason July 22, 2009 12:43 pm

    Just watched the first 15 minutes on replay on ESPNU. Yeah, a few highlights here and there. They showed the 2005-2007 UH-Boise highlights. Not much else. Real disappointing.

  112. Kazz July 22, 2009 1:05 pm


    July 22nd, 2009 at 12:43 pm
    Just watched the first 15 minutes on replay on ESPNU. Yeah, a few highlights here and there. They showed the 2005-2007 UH-Boise highlights. Not much else. Real disappointing.

    Anything more from ESPNU regarding UH football would have honestly been shocking. 🙄

    I was going to set by DVR but just forgot, must have been my subconscious telling me it would have been a waste of time.

    The real hint was weeks ago when I saw ESPNU’s feature on one of the proverbial “big boys” of college football get their “due” on this special feature and how extensive it was considering the short amount of time they had to do it and I thought to myself… “no way will we (UH) get that kind of consideration from ESPN. It will probably be a handfull of June Jones/Colt Brennan 2007 clips…”

    Eh ESPN, “kefe”.

  113. Kazz July 22, 2009 1:09 pm


    I apologize.

    I mean to say “aikae”. 😎

  114. chawan_cut July 22, 2009 1:23 pm

    lizk, oh ok. i still wasn’t back yet last week so i didn’t catch it.

  115. Committed Road Warrior July 22, 2009 1:30 pm

    The Taco Bell chihuahua died today:

  116. Garret July 22, 2009 1:36 pm

    Deseret News article–The MWC Commisioner let it be known that they have discussed expansion…in the past they publicly said that they would not expand and they have rejected BSU’s pleas to take them, but now that their proposal to join the BCS was rejected it sounds like they want to expand before they try again.

    Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson’s annual “State of the Conference” comments centered around the league’s fight for automatic inclusion in the Bowl Championship Series.

    Thompson vows the battle will continue. The crux, he explained, is to keep winning games. A performance-based system is what the conference is seeking.

    The league will continue to push for change, noting that the window to do so must be complete before the next BCS contract is negotiated. In the meantime, the task is clear — keep winning games.

    That, he added, makes it easier to “stick up for ourselves” and keep “fighting for our guys.”

    As for expansion, Thompson acknowledged its been discussed but that no specific institutions have been pinpointed. Scheduling is a concern and the league is still uncertain if expansion would help the BCS cause.

  117. Garret July 22, 2009 1:38 pm

    ESPN’s article openly speculates on BSU joining the MWC and how badly the WAC would be hurt if BSU left.

    If the Mountain West were to add a 10th team, Thompson said that it might ruin some of the rivalries that have started between Mountain West teams and BCS schools in their area, or rivalries between the service academies. Thompson said that adding a ninth conference game might throw a wrench in scheduling.

    “You really take away any scheduling for BCS purposes, if you will,” Thompson said. “Now, if conversely a team were to come in and really strengthen the BCS cause, that would be reason for focus. It’s something that we’ve looked at.”

    I think it’s interesting — though not shocking — that the Mountain West Conference is looking at expansion. The conference is looking for a way to strengthen its BCS résumé and adding the right team would be a good move. Although Thompson was speaking in generalities, I think it’s fair to assume that Boise State would be at the top of the list should the conference expand. I mean, how many teams could really strengthen the conference’s BCS résumé?

    I think the thing we forget to mention when we talk about this is, what would happen to the WAC if Boise State left? Yes, the conference might be a little more level, but the WAC would definitely lose its selling point. There is no other team in the WAC that garners the kind of attention Boise State does. Losing it would be a big blow.

  118. Garret July 22, 2009 1:39 pm

    Commentary on Yahoo directly identifies BSU as the target for MWC expansion.

    Even hypothetically, there’s only one plausible team in the Mountain West’s geographical footprint that could possibly “strengthen the BCS cause” in time to make a dent before the next BCS contract is up for renogotiation: Boise State. With apologies to Tulsa and Fresno State, the addition of the winningest team of the decade to a league that’s more than held its own against the big boys over the last four years is the only move the other BCS powers couldn’t afford to ignore — it would almost certainly move the Mountain West past the Big East on the field, immediately, and would keep the MWC in the Big East’s ballpark in terms of attendance.

    It’s a win-win — unless, of course, you’re the WAC, which (increased parity notwithstanding) would never let its powerhouse and potential BCS meal ticket leave without a fight. It’s one thing to stand up for all the little guys, but there is no room in this game for sacrifice.

  119. Garret July 22, 2009 1:41 pm

    This is why there was such a big fuss over Georgia and their recruiting at a certain high school…someone *really* messed up at Georgia!

    Carver High football coach Dell McGee told University of Georgia football coaches that they are not welcome on Carver’s campus if they treat all recruits the way they did Tigers quarterback Devin Burns.

    The university suddenly backed out of a scholarship offer to Burns, who went to Athens, Ga., on Saturday with his family to accept.

    Burns intended to meet with Georgia coach Mark Richt and commit in person with his family at his side. But when a Georgia assistant found out about the plan, Burns was notified his offer had been revoked.

    McGee, a former Auburn defensive back, got proactive, stating Georgia is no longer welcome at the school.

    “I say that to show them that the incident that occurred wasn’t appreciated,” McGee said. “The biggest thing is, the University of Georgia knew, they had knowledge of Devin and his parents coming there for the weekend. For them not to communicate that they had rescinded that offer before that was not very professional.”

    Colleges revoke offers frequently as recruits ebb and flow, filling positions and opening up others. But Georgia’s decision to wait until Burns was on campus to commit in front of his family caused the quarterback unnecessary embarrassment, according to McGee.

    “It happens all the time — colleges change their minds and that’s OK,” McGee said. “But usually they call me and tell me, and I’ve got to be the one who has to bring the bad news to the players and their families. This was just a breakdown in the communication and was very embarrassing for Devin and his family.”

  120. Garret July 22, 2009 1:43 pm

    The NY Times has Wisconsin as the #41 team in the country.

    Wisconsin has seen its victory total drop from 12 in 2006 – the most in school history – to nine in 2007 to seven last fall. For an explanation as to why this slide has occurred, look no further than the performance of the Badger defense.

    A massive position battle to watch section. Two for the price of one: the defensive line and the linebacker corps. Each unit returns only a single starter, making the Wisconsin front seven a questionable area heading into 2009.

  121. Garret July 22, 2009 1:44 pm

    Nice photo at this link of Leonard Peters in action for the USA 7s.

    The USA 7s team is in Kaohsing, Chinese Taipei, ready to take on South Africa, Portugal and the hosts in pool play starting Friday.

    Above, new 7s Eagle Leonard Peters, a former star football defensive back with the University of Hawaii, passes off as Steve St. Pierre closes in. Ata Malifa is in the background.

  122. Garret July 22, 2009 1:46 pm

    15-year-old who attended the All-Poly Camp just got a scholarship offer from BYU.

    Adam (Atamu) Tagaloa Ah Ching class of (2012) is the first Samoan to play for the Greer High Yellow Jackets. He recently received his first D-1 football offer from BYU, Coach Bronco Mendenhall after his performances in June at the All-Poly Camp and BYU Camp in competition with some of the top Junior and Senior football players from across the country. Adam is only a 15 year old sophomore linebacker/fullback but was able to show his athletic abilities to over 100 coaches representing all major football conferences. He has a 4.6- 40yd.time, 300lbs.-bench press, 500lbs.-squat.

    Being part Samoan/Polynesian heritage a lot of people in South Carolina aren’t aware of our cultural customs and traditions. But if you mention names like: Troy Polumalu -Steelers, Haloti Ngata-Ravens, Lofa Tatupu-Seahawks, Rey Maualuga-Bengals, Pisa Tinoisamoa-Bears, Travis Laboy, Deuce Letui-Cardinals, Isaako Sopoaga- 49ers, Kevin Maevae-Titans, Kawika Mitchell-Bills etc…not to mention former NFL stars like Junior Seau-Chargers, Patriots, Mark Tuinei-Cowboys, Jesse Sapolu-49ers, Itula Mili-Seahawks. Yes, even the “Rock” Duane Johnson is half Samoan. These were my athletic role models and cousins but my real-life role models are my mom, dad, grandparents, sisters, and family.

  123. Garret July 22, 2009 1:52 pm

    Interesting that Veikune is returning to Cleveland already when he said on the WB show yesterday that he wouldn’t leave until the contract was settled. Going to Cleveland makes sense because it would allow him to report once a contract was finalized instead of having the delay (and jet lag) from flying after the contract was done.

    ST, one thing about your note at the top of the blog is that the Browns have actually not signed any of their *four* top draft picks. Veikune was the 4th player drafted by the Browns, with the 3rd of their 3 picks in the second round.

  124. Garret July 22, 2009 1:58 pm

    Congratulations to Da Beast for being named to the Preseason Big Sky All-Conference First Team!

    Weber State sophomore Ryan Eastman and Sacramento State junior Christian Clark were selected as defensive tackles. Clark tallied 42 tackles – nine for loss – and five sacks as a junior. Eastman netted 22 tackles and two sacks.

  125. Bulla July 22, 2009 2:16 pm

    mahalo Garret,

    ‘The Beast’ will celebrate by eating the other 1/2 of the pulehu cow tonight, haha. all is well in the Eastman ohana, just humbled by God’s continuous blessings and raining his favor upon us.

    on another note, anyone hear about Marc Moody…he transferred to UH from Missouri State (i think) and i heard today he might be transferring from UH…..ST, you hear any news?

  126. (Jesse)James July 22, 2009 2:41 pm

    I hope the Browns sign Veikune soon…

  127. Kaimuki Kid July 22, 2009 2:42 pm

    Marco Johnson, I recall a game against Barry Switzer’s Oklahoma Sooners that Marco took a punt return back 30 or 40 yds, faking out at least 4 defenders literally out of their shoes. I remember they getting up looking over to the Oklahoma sidelines with their arms extended palms up as if inquiring WHAT HAPPENED???? Good ol’ Barry was turning a deep shade of purple as he grab one of the defender’s face mask coming off the field on the posession change to get his attention. Marco Johnson was probably the most shiftiest running back we ever had at UH. He could change direction on a dime and give you change. he had the ability to step backwards as he tooks hits and step out of tackles. To bad he suffered that concussion.

  128. djmitcho July 22, 2009 2:47 pm

    I just found out that comcast will start carrying ESPN360 on August 4. This makes me very happy as it will be another way to watch the Warriors when possible.

  129. djmitcho July 22, 2009 2:51 pm

    Thanks for #121. I hope LP gets some game time. I’ve actually never seen a 7’s game before, but hear it’s really exciting. 7 on 7 on a full size rugby pitch is wild.

  130. al July 22, 2009 3:15 pm

    in case you forgot here’s chizzy….

    i tell you no lie…chizzy will make you dizzy!

  131. Buffoman July 22, 2009 3:29 pm

    It would appear obvious to the Warriors that what happens to BSU and the MWC would have an adverse effect upon the Warriors. The only way to combat anything the MWC may have with BSU would be for the Warriors to become the BSU of the WAC. In other words, in the words of another, “just win, baby”. The Warriors cannot go the next few years as a middle of the pack team. They simply have to not just win, but dominate the WAC, and it cannot be close. If they want the WAC to remain attractive, they have to rise to become the star as the current star is looking elsewhere and the “other” is beginning to become interested. If the move does not happen for the next couple of years, it is imperative for the Warriors or someone else to rise and simply dominate the others in the WAC.

    If the so called “star” BSU leaves, I have to agree with Garret’s post in that the WAC will loose whatever luster it currently has and be a conference of “also rans’ in the eyes of the Big Boys: where the Big Dollars are.

    We being out in the middle of the ocean have a lot going against us. e have to shine brighter, play harder and win like crazy (Oklahoma style, especially when on the big stage or battling the Big Boys) and become that star.

  132. lava July 22, 2009 4:00 pm

    Slugger, I think hizzy is wearing an UnderArmour top, which may be free, but in this heat? Those tops make me warmer standing still, so moving heats me up even more.

  133. NYUH July 22, 2009 4:10 pm

    Interesting results from the ESPN poll “What sport is foremost on your mind?” Everyplace but the Northeast and upper Midwest said Football.

  134. Stephen Tsai July 22, 2009 5:19 pm

    It’s interesting to see this MWC/Boise State dance.
    Personally, I think it’s a bad match. Not that Boise State isn’t good. It’s that it doesn’t add anything to bring in another mountain team. Sorry, but there just aren’t enough TV sets in the Rockies.
    And BSU won’t have an easy time running the table when it has to play BYU, Utah, New Mexico, TCU, etc.
    It’s like when you warn your bud about asking out a certain person. You know it’s not going to end up well, but sometimes people need to learn painful lessons.

  135. labrat July 22, 2009 5:45 pm


  136. al July 22, 2009 6:03 pm

    should bsu move to the mwc the ones left standing in the wac would actually benefit from it.

    it doesn’t make sense for the broncos to go to the mwc, since, it is a no gainer for them. they still would have to go undefeated to smell a bcs bowl and the road is rougher in the mwc.

    i mean what will they have there? when they have it all now.

    it would benefit schools like hawaii, nevada, la tech, and fresno st if bsu did leave. that undefeated season and the road to the bcs bowl would be more attainable.

  137. Kekoa July 22, 2009 6:35 pm

    …and not only that, once and for all we won’t have those pesky fans of theirs talking chit about all of us handsome Warrior fans!

  138. βρεω808 July 22, 2009 6:47 pm

    Re: #34 and theWarriorBeat (aka the Wai&Tsai Show) –

    Rage777, and others have asked about replays of previous episodes. It works on Firefox, on my Mac.
    – Open the current livestream video window on the HA-Sports site.
    – Click the Menu box in the lower right corner of the window
    – A list of Commands appear in a column on the right. Click on “Browse On-Demand Library”
    – The list of previous episodes now appear in the same location. Double click on the show you want to watch. Enjoy!

    Also, there’s a slider for forward/reverse, and a pause button on the bottom of the screen.

    Hope this helps! 😀

  139. βρεω808 July 22, 2009 6:51 pm

    I think Coach Shoji said he didn’t follow the WB blog – but still, sending my sincere condolences to the Shoji family, and the UH sports ‘ohana in general.

  140. βρεω808 July 22, 2009 6:54 pm

    Hey – didn’t anyone ask Veikune what his number will be with the Browns? 🙄

  141. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 22, 2009 7:06 pm

    OK… big decisions.

    HA fares just fell, do I go to my 41st class reunion in Scottsdale or the Fresno Game ?????

  142. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 22, 2009 7:09 pm

    oh yeah- my blood test crossed the line into the bulla watercress diet plan. Gotta think of something tasty for the next 3 months while I show my doctor I can lose 17 lbs.
    No crab, sniff, shrimp, sniff, red meat, sheesh…

  143. βρεω808 July 22, 2009 7:18 pm

    At least there was blood… and was pumping…. 😀

  144. βρεω808 July 22, 2009 7:20 pm

    Re: MWC/Boise State dance –

    A bunch of burros are out romping around in the pasture with only a few other animals noticing. They decide to take a quick break and fight over the one remaining bale of grass. A donkey sees them and runs over to join them. “Can I join you guys? Can I play with you? Can I? Please, can I?” There’s no response.

    “I can run fast. I can jump. I can trot. I can gallop. My coat is shiny. Please, may I join you?” Still, there’s no response as the burros now are down to half a bale of grass.

    “Come-on guys, I’m really talented. I can talk and I can sing. Heck – I can do magic! I have a blue blankie I can share.” Finally, the burros take notice as they finish the last few blades of grass. “Hey guys – we’re out of hay. We can take turns sharing his blue blankie. At least we’ll be warm. Maybe the new guy can lead us to greener pastures….” One burro mutters that it’s probably artificial, and blue….

    One bald headed rancher sees the commotion and smiles. The rest of the animals turn away, thinking about what they had just witnessed – “….Jacka$$e$!” 😈 🙄 😆

  145. Garret July 22, 2009 7:22 pm

    Bad news for Jake Ingram’s negotiations with New England. I can see why Ingram’s side wouldn’t want part of the bonus to be a 2010 roster bonus…if Hodel wins the long-snapper battle, New England could cut Ingram and avoid paying the roster bonus. A signing bonus is guaranteed money, a roster bonus actually gives the team an incentive to cut a player.

    With rookies set to report to training camp early next week, a source indicates the Patriots have hit a snag in their negotiations with at least one of their three unsigned rookies.

    It was believed earlier this week there was cause for optimism surrounding the negotiations for sixth-round pick Jake Ingram, with one source telling earlier they were confident a deal would be done “shortly.” But the talks between the two sides have apparently stalled over the proposed signing bonus.

    A long snapper out of Hawaii taken 198th overall in the 2009 draft, a league source says Ingram — who is represented by the Morgan Advisory Group — is seeking a three- or four-year deal, a slotted contract that would give him a a signing bonus of roughly $95,500 on a four-year deal and $70,000 on a three-year contract.

    However, the source indicated New England and senior football advisor Floyd Reese — who is taking the lead in contract negotiations — are attempting to take part of the signing bonus on a four-year deal and put it into a 2010 roster bonus. That doesn’t sit well with the Ingram camp.

  146. βρεω808 July 22, 2009 7:23 pm

    Hmmmm…. why specifically 17 lbs.? 🙄

    I can guess…. but, I’d probably get whacked on the head – even long distance! 😀

  147. Garret July 22, 2009 7:24 pm

    Santa Rosa JC sure has a tradition of excellent QBs…and their current QB is 6’5″ and the stepson of a NFL QB.

    The last three quarterbacks at Santa Rosa Junior College — Ian Hetrick (Wyoming), Greg Alexander (Hawaii) and Adam Froman (Louisville) — have signed with Division I schools.

    And it appears that Grayson Galloway could make it four in a row. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Galloway, the stepson of former NFL quarterback Craig Morton, will take over the reigns after waiting in the wings for two years.

  148. Garret July 22, 2009 7:25 pm

    Analysis of Miami’s WRs has a nice mention of Bess.

    Considering every receiver is fairly young in terms of age and experience (Camarillo’s three seasons makes him the vet), it’s not a stretch of the imagination to expect each to improve slightly, if not drastically. Ginn’s working to become a better route runner. Bess has become stronger, and is working on his speed

  149. βρεω808 July 22, 2009 7:28 pm

    With the new special teams coach and Hodel in camp, perhaps it would be best for Jake to be a free agent and shop his talents around…. 😐

  150. βρεω808 July 22, 2009 7:30 pm

    I wonder if I can recruit a bright 6 yr old to play 21 for me in Sept…. 😯 😆 🙄

  151. Garret July 22, 2009 7:35 pm

    This is for ST:

    Remember, Paula’s agent publicly calling the American Idol producers “rude” and talking like they didn’t want Paula back? Paula got a whole Twitter movement going to get the Idol producers to let Paula keep her job.

    Well, it turns out that the Idol producers *did* offer Paula a contract…they reportedly offered her $10 million, but Paula wants $20 million per year.

    The story behind Sonenberg’s comments, has learned from sources close to the situation, is that the former Laker Girl and hit recording star is demanding $20 million and the other side has floated the idea of $10 million. And while Paula has regularly renegotiated her contract with dire threats of not returning, Sonenberg is talking tough and hasn’t given anyone on the network side reason to believe he’s bluffing.

  152. warriorfanny2 July 22, 2009 7:35 pm

    The optics 4 a BSU jump to the MWC r 20-20…the MWC top to bottom is the best among midmajor wannabees and their infrastructures and facilities are also good….BSU has done well in their mission statement and their vision has been solid…..the WAC is goin nowhere with Benson and most of our programs are at risk….its not a matter of what, how or where but WHEN….the assumption that BSU will melt under MWC competition and dissipate into oblivion rather than continue growth is ill-founded and inconsistent with every challenge this program has faced since becoming a D1A program. Their success is a gold-plated template worthy of recognition and example.

  153. al July 22, 2009 7:35 pm

    here’s a guy who reminds me of a large jamal farmer. jamal farmer could smell the goal line all the time (19 tds one season)

  154. Garret July 22, 2009 7:38 pm


    I wish that 6-year-old could play for me also…she knows all the rules, knows when to hit, stand and double, knows how much she is supposed to bet, doesn’t get greedy even if she is on a hot or cold streak, and is so lucky! When she finishes summer school I think I’ll teach her how to count cards and she will find that really fun.

  155. al July 22, 2009 7:38 pm

    and he’s fast too.

  156. βρεω808 July 22, 2009 7:41 pm

    When I see “Josh Manupuna”, I’m reading/thinking manapua…. 😆

  157. Garret July 22, 2009 7:45 pm


    About Ingram’s contract situation, you could be correct. It worries me that the new special teams coach personally brought in Ingram’s competition. However, if Jake can win that job he could have a long career there, and if not he’ll get on another team.

  158. al July 22, 2009 7:46 pm

    thinking aloud…

    while the spotlight seems to have found oline coach gordy shaw for obvious reasons.

    he secondary spotlight is focused upon offensive coordinator ron lee. he certainly has a tough act to follow in june jones, but, i think that the pieces are falling in place and he will prove his worth this year.

    in his defense, the cupboard was left bare last year, the result of a couple of weak recruiting years that was experienced at manoa.

  159. Garret July 22, 2009 7:50 pm


    Regarding your #134, BSU and the MWC are looking at being part of a BCS conference. If they get that status, then they don’t have to worry about running the table to get big money. Plus, recruiting would be a lot easier if they were a BCS conference and the WAC was not.

    There are already more FBS teams in BCS Conferences than not in BCS Conferences. If the BCS added another conference they could appease their critics (especially a certain Utah Senator and an Attorney General in Utah), and there isn’t much that the other conferences could say.

  160. βρεω808 July 22, 2009 7:50 pm

    IMHO – there’s plenty of room for improvement in all phases of the game… plenty! 🙄

  161. Garret July 22, 2009 7:54 pm

    Cute story about how a former Texas Tech walk-on fell in love.

    Kelly Hildebrandt, female, age 20, went searching last February for people who shared her name on Facebook.

    She found Kelly Hildebrandt, male, of Lubbock, Texas, with a sexy shirtless photo as an added bonus.

    The pair of Kellys corresponded online for several weeks before the male Kelly made the bold move to fly to Florida to meet his namesake in person.

    In October, eight months after they met online, the two got engaged.

    It’s not always easy for the couple, they told the “Today” show; having the same name does create some confusion in the mail box, for starters.

    Then there was the time male Kelly tried to book a cruise for the two of them through his company.

    They nearly ended up with just one ticket after the people handling the reservations assumed it was a typo when there were two bookings under the exact same name.

  162. Garret July 22, 2009 8:40 pm

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

    Taking eye drops multiple times per day is difficult for patients to do and blinking and tearing means that only 1% to 7% of the dose is actually absorbed by the eye. Researchers have now developed a special contact lens that can gradually dispense a constant amount of medication to the eye.

  163. Garret July 22, 2009 8:41 pm

    Obesity appears to double the risk of getting seriously ill from the swine flu.

  164. Garret July 22, 2009 8:41 pm

    Pregnant women are also in a high-risk group for the swine flu because their natural immunities to it is suppressed by their pregnancy.

  165. Garret July 22, 2009 8:42 pm

    Technique developed to address privacy concerns by making information expire. After a set time period, e-mail, Facebook posts and chat messages would automatically self-destruct, becoming irretrievable from all Web sites, inboxes, outboxes, backup sites and home computers. Not even the sender could retrieve them.

  166. Garret July 22, 2009 8:42 pm

    Rumor is that Apple will come out with a tablet device in time for the Christmas season (basically a bigger and more powerful iTouch) and that it will be subsidized by Verizon.

  167. Garret July 22, 2009 8:42 pm

    Free play links pau.

  168. Kekoa July 22, 2009 8:48 pm

    BYU or BSU…jez keep both away from me. Can’t stand either one for the same reasons…their arrogant attitude.

  169. BIGWAVE96744 July 22, 2009 9:24 pm

    hey Stephen was the sight acting coocoo today? I couldn’t access it. Said my IP was blocked because I dished out spam..

    huh? In tough times like this & hurricane season, I’m keeping the hormel for myself

  170. Slugger July 22, 2009 10:11 pm

    Saw some of the gangeez at the Ward(en’s) House tonight when I was hanging w/ my halau.

    It’s so much fun to be with my Kumu & hula sistahs. We saw a double rainbow coming toward us this afternoon at Ka’ena Point area.

    G’night all!

  171. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 22, 2009 10:18 pm

    Nitey nite, Slugger. Glad you are having fun!

  172. protector July 22, 2009 11:11 pm

    Replying to “al”–Jamal Farmer was a very talented & fluid runner. Still, he had a penchant for dancing around rather than hitting the hole in a timely fashion-this made him less efffective than Travis Sims who got through the hole fast, although he was more of a straight-ahead runner. Hopefully Green & others will have Sims’ speed & timing with Farmer’s shiftiness.

  173. bubble wrap July 22, 2009 11:17 pm

    What a fantastic way to end a post.

  174. al July 23, 2009 12:26 am

    i always thought that jamal farmer and travis sims were similar in many ways because of their ability to make quick decisions/moves to make the initial pursuit miss and then would be able to burst through and by the lb’s. their forte’s were to gain positive yardage on every carry and to have a nose for the goal line. and they possessed the power to handle one on one situations.

    in particular, farmer who set the record of 19 rushing td’s.

    i see similarities in alex green.

  175. rage777 July 23, 2009 4:21 am

    Thanks Brew.

  176. Garret July 23, 2009 5:09 am

    BSU player charged with DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.

    Boise State football player Michael Atkinson was arrested early Wednesday on a charge of driving under the influence, according to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.

    Atkinson, a 20-year-old freshman defensive tackle from Windsor, Ontario, also was charged with leaving the scene of an accident. Both charges are misdemeanors.

    The 6-foot, 320-pound Atkinson emerged as a promising player during fall camp last August, and again during camp this past spring. He was last season’s Scout Team Defensive Player of the Year.

    “We’re expecting big things,’’ coach Chris Petersen said in an Idaho Statesman article in April. “If he can continue to work like he has been working, he’s going to be something interesting to watch.’’

  177. Garret July 23, 2009 5:10 am

    Feature article on Greg Alexander, talking about how the way he responded to the Florida game earned him the team’s respect.

    “The game was moving a lot faster, I didn’t have a complete grasp of the offense and we were playing against one of the best teams in the nation,” Alexander said. “It wasn’t a great combination.”

    SRJC coach Keith Simons spoke to Hawaii quarterback coach Nick Rolovich, a Novato native, during the season and Rolovich raved about Alexander’s response to his rugged debut.

    “Nick was telling me how Greg would show up to practice every day and just work his butt off,” Simons said. “By doing that he earned the respect of the team.”

    Said Alexander, “It’s just one of those things. Crying and whining about stuff isn’t going to help you. I just kept working to get better.”

  178. Garret July 23, 2009 5:11 am

    It is great to read how Alexander worked hard on the Academic side also at UH.

    After managing a 2.5 GPA at Piner, Alexander was a member of the academic all-WAC team after posting a 3.6 GPA. A history major, he plans to get into coaching or go to law school when his playing career is over.

    “You do your work and your grades go up,” Alexander said. “I started thinking about what I wanted to do in the future and started taking things more seriously.”

  179. βρεω808 July 23, 2009 5:17 am

    It’s July 23…. something really good happened on this date…. 😀

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  181. Ralph July 23, 2009 5:45 am

    Happy Birthday Princess Leila….twenties are gone but the thirties are more enriching and pleasureable.

  182. d1島 July 23, 2009 6:02 am

    Great Morning All!

    Happy Birthday Princess Leila!

    Humid and hazy weather on tap for the rest of the week but please try to…

    …Have a great day erryboddy!


  183. djmitcho July 23, 2009 6:43 am

    Good Morning All!

    Happy Birthday Princess Leila

  184. Kekoa July 23, 2009 7:33 am

    Happy Birthday to the Warrior Princess. You wear your title well. As we head into this season, I’m looking forward to viewing your best camera work. Few fans get to see the hard work you put in. I see you roaming the sidelines at every practice and of course each game.

    Please put together a cameo piece on each of the Warriors who make the starting roster on offense/defense. It would be interesting for us to take a closer look at the play makers of this year’s team.

    Mahalo Princess!…and enjoy your ‘Born in Hawaii’ day!

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