UH signs JC kicker; Rams release Pisa

Scott Enos, a powerful placekicker from Sierra College in California, signed a scholarship agreement with the Warriors. He joins the Warriors this summer.


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YPO Warrior was the first to report this: The Rams today released Pisa Tinoisamoa, who led the team in tackles last season.


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UH special teams coordinator Chris Tormey is coordinating this youth camp:

JUNE 29 – JULY 2
KOA KID FOOTBALL CAMP (entering grades 3-8) $265/ea
For information and registration http://www.koakidfootball.com <http://www.koakidfootball.com/>
Includes T-Shirt, Daily lunch and Youth sized football
Clinic: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Online registration only please

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And a very happy birthday to Mrs. Long Time UH Fan (Lorna).


  1. ai-ee-soos May 8, 2009 1:56 am


  2. ai-ee-soos May 8, 2009 1:58 am

    is that the last scholarship available?

  3. ai-ee-soos May 8, 2009 2:01 am

    ST: What’s the word on Kahai Lacount.

    Is he academically qualified ?

    If so, is he in the process of registering for school?

    Seems like a lot of time is slipping away.

  4. Ralph May 8, 2009 2:29 am

    top 5

  5. Ralph May 8, 2009 2:32 am

    i guess symonds (sp?) isn’t being considered for placekicker…usually the kickers, etc. walked on and after a year the ones that stood out got the scholarship…Kelly walked on didn’t he, same as Grasso, right?

  6. Ralph May 8, 2009 2:36 am

    seems like kahai has been out of football for a year trying to make up his grades. he was supposedly a tackle candidate at UH last fall and he didn’t enroll for academic reasons and he didn’t play JC ball last fall.

  7. NYUH May 8, 2009 2:46 am

    History Channel’s Warrior series focuses on the Hawaiian Lua Warriors this week.

  8. BigWave96744 May 8, 2009 2:49 am

    Happy 22nd Birthday to Richard Kiesel-Kauhane, Jr.

  9. BigWave96744 May 8, 2009 2:51 am

    Brett is only a RS Frosh….
    Maybe coach is wanting him to pack on some pounds.
    Maybe by the time this new JC Kicker is done, Brett can step right in…

  10. BigWave96744 May 8, 2009 2:55 am

    Kelly was suppose to have gotten a scholie out of Linfield HS.

    I can only think of Jason Elam, Justin Ayat as kickers who have gottens scholies out of High School.

  11. BigWave96744 May 8, 2009 2:58 am

    You are in front of the camera so much now days..
    You are like wine…

  12. BigWave96744 May 8, 2009 3:01 am

    Scott Enos was both Kicker and Punter at Sierra JC

  13. Ralph May 8, 2009 3:04 am

    good luck today to UH Na Wahine waterpolo team on their quest for their first NCAA championship, the step is beating LMU today. Also, much luck and mojo to the Na Wahine softball team as they face a Nevada team that have dominated them over the last two seasons. The Bows baseball need a lot more than mojo going for them as their pitching has tanked as much as the teams hitting.

  14. BigWave96744 May 8, 2009 3:06 am

    Corey Paclebar’s last name is pronouced Pack-Luh-Bar…
    Braddah likes to Surf and Jam on his Ukulele.
    His only ties to Hawaii is the many vacations his Ohana has taken here.

  15. Ralph May 8, 2009 3:08 am

    Donovan’s trifecta-e bolla, Wilton and Nash….he blinked with Nash, time will tell. His committee is taking too long to decide on the coaches and not making the list of candidates public makes us wonder if we’re back to back room politics of the old boy network in selecting coaches…who’s the most qualified, doesn’t matter, it’s who you know in Hawaii or who stacked the committee of naysayers…

  16. wafan May 8, 2009 3:10 am

    Good Aloha Friday to all!

  17. wafan May 8, 2009 3:11 am

    Kind of a sneaky early morning post, Mr. Tsai!

  18. Ralph May 8, 2009 3:14 am

    JD will be able to put his mark on the UHAD by the coaches he hires..with success his budget woes will take care of itself. UC Irvine with Sperew in volleyball and Gillispie in Baseball turned their programs around in a very short time, now Irvine is a national power in both sports…I know, they are in the orange county hotbed for recruits but UC schools are not easy to get into and after their in, they got to maintain a high gpa to keep up with the rest of the student body.

  19. Ralph May 8, 2009 3:17 am

    UC Irvine salary base should be something JD needs to look into when deciding on the base pay for our new coaches….the program can’t be called successful with coaches winning percentage around 52 to 56 percentile…fans won’t come out to watch mediocre teams, there is simply too much to do in Hawaii than watch a team in futility.

  20. Ralph May 8, 2009 3:20 am

    Trapasso’s contract ends at the end of this season, so trifecta plus one….JD legacy has started, his administration will be judged by the success of his future hires because it comes down to making money for each sport or at least stop the bleeding and lower the red numbers…

  21. Ralph May 8, 2009 3:22 am

    good morning wafan…..we haven’t seen las vegas post for a very long time….BigHilo been absent too…lots of people playing hooky.

  22. Ralph May 8, 2009 3:26 am

    is recruiting over for the Na Wahine Basketball? the coaches are paid through this month…hopefully they at least compiled a list of recruits for the new coach to view film on…

  23. Ralph May 8, 2009 3:29 am

    so we got a recruit, Krutz, that Idaho wanted…makes you wonder how come a lot of schools weren’t after this big fella and how come he is available so late in the recruiting season.

  24. brew808 May 8, 2009 4:00 am

    ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ Good..Morning..Tsaikos..and..Warrior..Nation!!! ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀

    Oh – I should say, Happy Aloha Friday, and an early Happy Mother’s Day Weekend!!! πŸ˜€ 😯 πŸ˜†

  25. brew808 May 8, 2009 4:02 am

    Hey Ralph – You sure post a lot when you’re around! You say a lot too, but does anyone listen? 😯
    …. I do.

  26. brew808 May 8, 2009 4:04 am


    Go Wahine!!!
    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜† πŸ˜€ πŸ˜† πŸ˜€ πŸ˜† πŸ˜€ πŸ˜† πŸ˜€ πŸ˜† πŸ˜€ πŸ˜† πŸ˜€ πŸ˜† πŸ˜€ πŸ˜† πŸ˜€ πŸ˜† πŸ˜€ πŸ˜† πŸ˜€ πŸ˜† πŸ˜€ πŸ˜† πŸ˜€ πŸ˜†

  27. Pauoa Boy May 8, 2009 4:24 am


    You talking about Kainoa LaCount, Kahai the older brother pau play football at UH already…yeah?

  28. Pauoa Boy May 8, 2009 4:36 am

    Scott Enos a.k.a. “Scooter”, welcome to the Warrior Nation. Below is his personal page with his info and videos. Seems like were getting a pretty decent kicker.


  29. brew808 May 8, 2009 4:42 am

    “I’m completely embarrassed at the coaching job I’m doing and have done over the last couple weeks,” UH coach Mike Trapasso said. “I’m totally embarrassed I can’t get our guys to get out of this funk we’re in, pitching-wise in particular, and play better. I feel like I’m letting everybody down, letting our team down in that I can’t get our guys to get back to pitching the way we were and playing the way we were.

    Yup! πŸ™„ 😯 πŸ™„

  30. Pauoa Boy May 8, 2009 4:47 am

    Okay just pau watching Scooter’s highlight vids and he definitely has a strong leg. The good thing is that he is a hybrid kicker/punter type… He seems to have consistent boom and nice trajectory on kick-offs that would be a huge plus in kickoff coverage to allow our gunners to get down the field and unload!

    Very nice recruiting for our special teams Coaches… Excited to see Alex Dunnachie booming punts downfield, if he ever gets a chance πŸ™‚ and now Scotty “Scooter” Enos added is awesome!!! I’m sure Coach Tormey has a huge grin from ear to ear over these two guys…au’ryte!

  31. Hawaiianbod May 8, 2009 5:17 am

    top fitty babeee!!!

  32. Hawaiianbod May 8, 2009 5:19 am

    g’morning Tsaiko Ohana!

  33. Hawaiianbod May 8, 2009 5:22 am

    conGRADS to CRW, J-Boy and Kelli girl. Take a bow…..a job well done!

  34. Hawaiianbod May 8, 2009 5:26 am

    ST – great interview with L&L! i MUST say you look g:smile::smile:d in red.

  35. Hawaiianbod May 8, 2009 5:27 am

    should have said ‘good’

  36. Hawaiianbod May 8, 2009 5:33 am

    went over my quota for the week. so, on that note – i hope evrryone has a happy aloha friday and a grrreat weekend!!! i may FINALLY come out of my cave and see some of you tomorrow??? 😯


  37. brew808 May 8, 2009 5:35 am

    G πŸ˜€ 😯 D M o r n i n g!!! 8)

  38. Loa May 8, 2009 5:44 am

    morning gang!

    howzit hawaiianbod & brew

  39. Garret May 8, 2009 5:50 am

    Welcome to the Warriors Scott Enos!

  40. Garret May 8, 2009 5:51 am

    Jake Ingram talked about adjusting to the NFL.

    “It’s not really overwhelming,” said sixth-round pick long snapper Jake Ingram, “it’s just a new experience and we’ve all got a long way to go. I’ve got a long way to go, a lot to learn. I thought I knew things in college, but I come here and I don’t have the slightest clue. I’m excited about learning from the coaches and working hard.”

  41. Garret May 8, 2009 5:53 am

    El Pollo Loco has a funny commercial about how they will take KFC’s coupon on Mothers’ Day…remember, KFC’s coupon was good for two weeks (until they pulled the plug on the coupons) but did NOT work on Mothers’ Day. It is too bad that El Pollo Loco isn’t in Hawaii, but the mainland Tsaikos could benefit from this:


  42. jm2375 May 8, 2009 6:00 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!! Happy Aloha Friday!

    Welcome to the Warrior Ohana Mr. Enos. Work hard, study hard and enjoy your time at UH.

  43. d1ε³Ά May 8, 2009 6:08 am

    Great Morning All!

    Welcome to the Warriors, Scott Enos!
    Nice pickup by Coach Tormey.

    Took #2 son to Chris Sailer Nat’l Event last Jan. It’s a “real deal” event; I’m sure the competition was equally rigorous at the Spring Event.
    The numbers are larger for HS kickers but still a pretty good sized field in the JC category.


    Looks like Enos actually had the 3rd best average for kick-off yardage (67.2) but dropped a little due to average hangtime (3.48).

  44. Kekoa May 8, 2009 6:15 am

    Good morning all!…Good morning Garrett.

    My son-in-law, Gallo Fonoti, used to manage the first El Pollo Loco in Sacramento back in 1989. I really enjoyed eating their chicken because you got it hot off the grill. The secret was in the marinade, and the fact that it was prepared the day before. Needless to say…we always had that Loco chicken whenever we were ono for it!

    Didn’t they have an outlet here back around the late 80’s? I seem to recall one where the KFC is now near Pearl Ridge. Koakane, that’s just down the hill from you right?…shoots, I fogit…dey no habu, beru!

  45. d1ε³Ά May 8, 2009 6:21 am


    Great Morning, Brah!
    I used to like that El Pollo Loco down by the exit of Kam Drive-In; the chicken was ono.

    Have a good day erryboddy!


  46. koakane™ May 8, 2009 6:22 am

    most excellent aloha friday to all the tsai-ko up so early this morning. another windless and still day so head for an ‘ac’ hide out. howzit to jm#, garret, loa, brew#, wfan, hbod and pb. ralphie always with the negative waves

    welcome Scott Enos to the 808 state and to WARRIOR nation. may you prove to be successful so good luck.

    shout out to wahines and luck to them today adding same plus much more to bball men against FSU.

    eh jboy, moanalua made the semi’s good luck to them against kailua. at least one public vs private match up will be in the finals. πŸ˜₯ so sad for PC

    have a good day, keep the faith, play nice and finally words to start the day by “Lets dare to do big things today…Let’s take the risk….Let’s not allow the fear of failure to paralyze us from accomplishing our dreams…instead, lets dare to believe and achieve…….JOnosai”

  47. koakaneβ„’ May 8, 2009 6:24 am

    morning d1 and patnah long time no EIS together got to make up this sat.

  48. Diogenes Sinope May 8, 2009 6:30 am

    Won’t swear by it, but I think there was a El Pollo Loco down by Kaneohe (Likelike and Kamehameha Hwy) many moons ago and was taken over by KFC.

  49. Kekoa May 8, 2009 6:37 am

    Aha!…Diogenes Sinope reveals one nodda possible secret spot for the ‘crazy chicken’ house.

  50. djmitcho May 8, 2009 6:37 am

    Good Morning and Happy Aloha Friday Tsaikoland!

  51. Kekoa May 8, 2009 6:40 am

    KFC prolly bought them out because they feared the Col. would never make rank if El Pollo stuck around…wait!…He still nevah did make General before he died!

  52. Kekoa May 8, 2009 6:42 am

    Howzit EIS pahtna!…Saturday, Rob25 & Frank KK, be there…ALOHA!

  53. Kekoa May 8, 2009 6:46 am

    D-1 ~ Yes, so there was an El Pollo Loco in Pearl City! Kinda tasted like Huli-Huli chicken that got drunk the night before chasing shots of Tequilla and chasing it with Corona!

  54. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 6:47 am

    OK, OK. I’m awake now.
    Yep, the plan (again) is for LaCount to join the Warriors this summer.
    If he makes it, though, he’ll join as a walk-on.
    I’ve lost track of how many years he has remaining. I guess I’ll give him a call today.

  55. MeiLing May 8, 2009 6:55 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Happy birthday, Mrs. Long Time UH Fan!

  56. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 6:56 am

    Re: Trifecta.
    Nash should be exempt from Donovan’s decision-making because HF changed the policy.
    For almost every other coach, HF gave set-length contracts: three years or five years. For some reason, HF changed that with men’s basketball (not women’s basketball, which is why we’re in the current mess).
    HF gave Nash a rollover contract, which meant that every year he is evaluated. The end of Nash’s first year coincided with the start of Donovan’s first year, so Nash didn’t get a rollover. So after this season, Nash’s contract had run down two years.
    Nash deserved to receive an initial five-year contract. By rolling him over, with a fifth year as an option, he’s getting it. That’s only fair, particularly since he’s making squat compared to other D-I coaches.

  57. Kekoa May 8, 2009 6:57 am

    Scott Enos ~ He sounds like another offensive scoring weapon for the good guys!

    Welcome to the Warrior World *Scooter!*

  58. Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Healing Happiness!!!


  59. Da Punchbowl Kid May 8, 2009 7:09 am

    Good Morning All! πŸ™‚

    How’s errybody doing this fine day? How are you Mr. Tsai? I din’t see the announcement about the Rolovich’s new baby til this morning. Sweety told me that yesterday she saw a guy who looked like Greg Alexander at Queen’s and that he was a proud new Papa… πŸ˜† Congrats to Coach and Mrs. Rolo on the new “Rollete”. πŸ˜‰

    Welcome Mr Enos!

    Happy Birtday to Mrs. LTUH! πŸ™‚

  60. Cindy (cenn) May 8, 2009 7:10 am

    Happy Aloha Friday to all! and Happy Birthday Mrs. LongTime UHFan! See you all soon.

  61. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 7:15 am

    Hey, did you catch Mrs. Bulla on the tube yesterday?
    She was speaking on behalf of the hotel workers, who would be greatly affected if a severe hotel room tax were imposed.

  62. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 7:16 am

    Two more coaches are on deck: the wives of Stutzmann and Aranda are due in the next couple of weeks.

  63. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 7:18 am

    I just saw a commercial for bacon.
    I thought it was one of those products, like Spam or Vienna Sausage, that didn’t need advertising.
    I guess the swine flu news has shaken the bacon folks.

  64. djmitcho May 8, 2009 7:19 am

    Hmmm….seems to me these are “football season” babies that the coaches wives are having. When did they have the time?

  65. Kekoa May 8, 2009 7:20 am

    I heard traffic on King Street was unreal yestahday. Cars double parked near Ritchies Drive-in caused a 5 mile back up from 11:30 until well aftah 2 PM.

    Witnesses say that a very short Filipino male may have been the reason for the traffic snarl. They say he is a known Tsaiko, and to exercise extreme caution when approaching him.

  66. MeiLing May 8, 2009 7:20 am

    I saw Lyn yesterday on the news.

    Congrats to Scott Enos!

    Happy Aloha Friday!

    Esme & out…

  67. Kekoa May 8, 2009 7:27 am

    Mrs. Longtime UH Fan is having a birthday? Too bad we all can’t make it over to your party tonite. Bad timing. We’re all saving our voices for the massive KK tomorrow night. Have a great time anyway…and many happy returns!

  68. Stretch May 8, 2009 7:28 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Happy Birthday to Mrs LTUH Fan.

    Welcome to the Warrior Ohana Scott Enos. No matter what, do NOT take any kicking pointers from anyone with the last name eBolla.

  69. Buffoman May 8, 2009 7:31 am

    Don’t know if you folks listened to the Bball game on the radio yesterday. It was difficult to listen to. Poor Don, I think he was trying to not start to giggle out of frustration, particularly when describing the FS homeruns.

    It was amazing, actually sounded like Don was call batting practice at some points in the game. Even I had to laugh out of sheer frustration. The alternatives would have been to leave the radio on and go crazy or simply turn it off.

    Yeah Ralph #23, I made a statement yesterday with sort of the same thought. We hype these 7′ guys we appear to land (outside of Idaho, U of Montana, South Dakota or North Dakota) but I’ve yet to see one tear up. May sound funny but I think the last good big guy we had besides Tommy Barker was Melton Werts, and that was when we still played in the “HIC” (now called the Blaisdell).

  70. YpoWarrior May 8, 2009 7:31 am

    On nfl.com, it says that Pisa Tinoisamoa was released by the Rams today.

  71. jm2375 May 8, 2009 7:38 am

    Happy Birthday Mrs. LTUHF!!

    dj – if the babies are due now, that means pre-training camp. hehehehehe.

  72. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 7:42 am

    So, if we count backward, we’re looking at August 2008?

  73. Mr C May 8, 2009 7:48 am

    Sup tsaikos.

    Traffic was under control.
    Lots of people drive through for grind. They going ban eating and driving next.

    Menehunes represent.

    If u work last night I hope u nevah get mobbed by the civil union hearing, if Koamahu was there.

    Sorry but little too late yesterday, we was out and about. Next time.

  74. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 7:51 am

    Nice catch.

  75. Da Punchbowl Kid May 8, 2009 7:52 am


    I saw the byootiful and talented Mrs. Bulla on the KITV news at 5, and immediately called Herr Buller to give him the heads up. He watched and saw her on the 6 o’clock edition… Mrs. Bulla is a terrific manager at her hotel and has a tremendous passion for her job, her guests and her employees. The occupancy rate at her hotel is far above the average for Waikiki these days. Two family members stayed at her hotel on separate occasions and the service was truly excellent. πŸ™‚

  76. jm2375 May 8, 2009 7:53 am

    ST – #72 – yep, early August, count back 40 weeks from due date.

  77. koakaneβ„’ May 8, 2009 7:54 am

    Mr C: Koakane Sorry but little too late yesterday, we was out and about. Next time.

    not to worry we can pound um with frank tomorrow.

  78. Da Punchbowl Kid May 8, 2009 7:55 am

    We can’t help but notice that KS Kapalama is still in the winning bracket at States. πŸ˜‰

    Speaking of States, congrats to Cassie for her awesome showing in the State HS Golf Championships!

  79. jm2375 May 8, 2009 7:55 am

    ST – is Pisa’s release related to salary cap issues or something else?

  80. madeinhawaii May 8, 2009 8:08 am

    Aloha and good morning everyone…

    Interesting last minute recruit… I guess Enos will kick the field goals and point afters and Symonds will be used on kickoffs. That’ll give Symonds a couple of years to really get his leg behind the ball, get used to the pressure situations, and bring home the LEGacy of great kickers from UH.

  81. Kazz (blkberry_storm) May 8, 2009 8:10 am

    Hmmm… No post by Tanisha Milca today…

    Focus… Nevada is “on deck” today… Focus…

    Screw “mojo”.

    Ignore superstitions and rituals. Until death comes, no calamity should be feared.

  82. koakaneβ„’ May 8, 2009 8:12 am

    dpk 50 % not so bad since KS had two team in the tourny.

  83. madeinhawaii May 8, 2009 8:14 am

    I always felt that Nash was handicapped with only a three-year contract so late in the recruiting period. That didn’t give him enough time to build from scratch and forced his hand into the JC pool more often than not. The performance requirements with two years remaining again demand immediate results from his recruiting efforts. So, he needs players that have already demonstrated some success at a level higher than any highschool competition. All of which again points to JC recruiting.

    Good luck to Nash! I really want to see him do good.

  84. Da Punchbowl Kid May 8, 2009 8:15 am

    Word, Monarch Bruddah!

    Too bad it was brother against brother in the semis… πŸ™

    So wut KK, you goin’ back to your alama mater and teach aftah you retire?

  85. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 8:15 am

    I think they drafted a couple of linebackers. And he did make some money. But, sheesh ….
    I bet the Dolphins pick him up. He seems like a Parcells guy.

  86. Da Punchbowl Kid May 8, 2009 8:19 am

    You can be the Jedi master, helping to turn out more “manly always” fyootchah Monarchs.

    BTW after the Sainthood of the excellent Father Damien, will they change the school’s name?

  87. Colomaohana May 8, 2009 8:23 am

    Good morning, Tsai-ko ohana!

    Happy Birthday, Mrs. LTUF!

    WTH?? Re: Tinoisamoa….what happend?

    Is it Saturday yet?

    *gulp* *gulp* *gulp*

  88. d1ε³Ά May 8, 2009 8:25 am

    Happy Birthday Mrs. LongTimeUHFan (Lorna)!

    It’s the Not For Long….Hoping that Pisa can land somewhere soon…

  89. d1ε³Ά May 8, 2009 8:31 am


    There’s a Kampground of America in Hawaii?

  90. SteveM May 8, 2009 8:32 am

    Good morning everyone!

    …great hostess and grand lady to a grand gentleman!

  91. curveball May 8, 2009 8:34 am

    Parker finised 5 over..the cut is even…Wie is currently 4 under…

  92. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 8:36 am

    At least Pisa was released early. He has a chance to catch on. Bad thing is he’s now in the same market with Adam and Solly.

  93. Da Punchbowl Kid May 8, 2009 8:47 am

    It’s hard to imagine that Pisa wouldn’t be picked up by somebody… pretty quickly even.

  94. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 8:58 am

    Well, if Pisa’s free tomorrow, there is a matter of karaoke . . .

  95. Jason May 8, 2009 9:00 am

    Looks like the Rams will save $2.257 million by cutting Pisa. Plus, Spagnuolo has been revamping the roster big time.


    Welcome Scott! And happy birthday Mrs. LTUH!

  96. layson May 8, 2009 9:01 am

    parker mclachlin shot 2 over 74 and t121 currently at 5 over total
    dean wilson is 1 over thru 10 holes and t126 currently at 6 over total
    michelle wie is 1 under thru 11 holes and t28 currently at 2 under total

  97. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 9:04 am

    OK, I’m at home watching “Saved by the Bell.” In my defense, it is the summer episode with Leah Remini. But yet … I think I need to get out of the house.

  98. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 9:05 am

    Well, by my calculations, UH will have three kickers and two punters in camp. Not sure what they’ll do with the second long snapper.

  99. Garret May 8, 2009 9:08 am

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Long Time UH Fan!

  100. layson May 8, 2009 9:08 am


    some more scott enos 2008 highlights, not sure if posted
    already. looks like most kickoffs near back of endzone, some
    though were returnable and low flighted, or it appeared to be
    to me.

  101. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 9:12 am

    One of the Web sites said Enos’ kickoffs had a 4.0 hangtime in high school. That’s good, right?

  102. Garret May 8, 2009 9:12 am


    That is a lot of kicks and punters to have in camp! Especially when considering the limited number of camp spots and the tough cuts that have to be made to Warriors who cannot be in camp but will be invited back when school starts, the extra kickers mean that roster spots will be that much more difficult to get.

    I thought that the plan over the past year was to try to get a walk-on punter and kicker because of the limited number of scholarships available. However, it seems that Alex and Scott are extremely worthy of scholarships and are good additions to the Warriors, so I’m happy.

  103. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 9:13 am

    And I’m sure Luke Ingram will be on scholarship at mid-year.

  104. BG May 8, 2009 9:16 am

    Pisa might just end up on the 49’ers since his home is in Cali and his mom is there too. He’d be joining up with Ulbrich and Sopoaga too. Don’t know what SF’s situation is with LB’s…Jason? A-House? watcha tink?

  105. Garret May 8, 2009 9:17 am

    The NCAA football game from Electronic Arts will be very different if Keller’s lawsuit succeeds.

    If the lawsuit succeeds, the NCAA will not pay players. EA Sports will randomize the rosters, or revert to the β€œTony Mickelton” days of the early 1990s.

    Sam Keller and his attorney would swoon in a fleeting bubble of their own self-satisfaction. Thousands of college football fans would have a distinctly less entertaining game. College football and basketball players would be denied one of the coolest perks of their position, playing as themselves in a video game.

  106. BG May 8, 2009 9:19 am

    A most HAPPY BIRTHDAY and Aloha Friday to Mrs LTUHF!!!

  107. Kekoa (iPhone) May 8, 2009 9:20 am

    D-1 ~
    Re: KOA

    I thought the same thing! That’s a steep price. The t-shirts must be bullet proof!

  108. Colomaohana May 8, 2009 9:22 am

    ST: Yes! Please step away from your television…..

  109. A-House May 8, 2009 9:30 am

    Happy birfday to Mrs. Long Time UH Fan!!!!

  110. SteveM May 8, 2009 9:37 am

    Latest rumor out of Bullaville is that the 1st Wing of the Jager Bomber squadron will be landing at tomorrow’s Karaoke Call after an earlier sortie elsewhere.

    If true, along with Hawaiianbod, this means that Rob25’s Karaoke Bash for Frank25 is near sell out/maximum capacity–maybe 2 spots remaining…

  111. layson May 8, 2009 9:43 am

    Stephen Tsai:

    May 8th, 2009 at 9:12 am
    One of the Web sites said Enos’ kickoffs had a 4.0 hangtime in high school. That’s good, right?

    4 seconds is very good hang time, though i saw a few kickoffs with hangtime of only 3 seconds, at 2:45 mark of video. of course this could be the video perhaps? dont know. i dont question his leg strength, just the flight of the ball but this video was compiled in 2008 of last year. i guess my eyes are playing tricks on me. 😎

  112. Garret May 8, 2009 9:43 am

    I can’t remember if I said this earlier, but even if I did it is worth saying:

    Welcome Back Frank!

  113. Kazz May 8, 2009 9:46 am

    Today is here Wahine, well one of many possible “its” should there be a tomorrow after today.

    Nevada has had our number many times. This season we had them in one game and we could of just as easily had them in another game, but that slipped away. Miscommunication. Nevada is good and you all know that better than any spectator. All it takes is one though. Just one win which looms as large as one last loss.

    You all enjoy your time with each other on the softball field and there is no one that has the right to say that you do not deserve to continue on.

    March on and fight for today because every day you compete in this tournament is a gift and not a given right.

    A lot of you have tasted a WAC championship before and you are still here today and there are reasons for this. Today you have the opportunity to further justify those reasons.
    “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billy Jean King

  114. madeinhawaii May 8, 2009 9:46 am


    Quite possibly, the day before the camp starts they’ll rename it.. “One on ONE with Coach Tormey”

    Hey? Howcome nobody says anything about the error in the camp link Koa Kid Football Camp above?

  115. Jason May 8, 2009 9:46 am

    BG: While I’d love to have him in SF, I don’t think it’ll happen. I think the coaching staff wants to see if Manny Lawson can really step into the starting role and become the star we all think he can be. Then again, we have very little quality OLB depth, so I wouldn’t mind seeing them sign Pisa to a one-year contract, at the very least. It could start a competition, see if Manny’s light turns on when some heat is applied to his backside.

  116. layson May 8, 2009 9:49 am

    lorena ochoa is 5 under thru 10 holes and leading at 12 under total.
    michelle wie is 3 under thru 14 holes and 4 under total and t17 currently

  117. Kazz May 8, 2009 9:54 am

    Stephen Tsai:

    May 8th, 2009 at 9:04 am
    OK, I’m at home watching “Saved by the Bell.” In my defense, it is the summer episode with Leah Remini. But yet … I think I need to get out of the house.

    She looks the same now as she did back then. :mrgreen:

  118. chawan_cut May 8, 2009 10:18 am

    from yest’s blog….
    what pictures are you talking about?

  119. whitey May 8, 2009 10:22 am

    Happy Birthday Mrs LTUH

  120. WenatcheeWarrior May 8, 2009 10:32 am

    Stephen, take a look at this article


    That sure is news to everyone, is she right? Or misinformed?

  121. madeinhawaii May 8, 2009 10:35 am

    Wha happen to the blog?.. I thought I broke it when I posted that URL to the football camp. Sheesh…

    At least now I know.. HostGator… eh?

  122. rog May 8, 2009 10:37 am

    thats an interesting ESPN article, wonder if there is a change and if Rausch is the starter now.

  123. curveball May 8, 2009 10:39 am

    Re: #120

    misinformed or poor research…..

  124. Colomaohana May 8, 2009 10:39 am

    chawan_cut: hehehe….Uh….from da tgate..well, at the game, when you WEREN’T sitting by us…..

    I would tell you to ask homey, but he probably doesn’t remember much from that day…..

  125. Kazz May 8, 2009 10:41 am


    May 8th, 2009 at 10:39 am
    Re: #120

    misinformed or poor research…..

    With regards to ESPN and UH Athletics that tends to be the case. πŸ™„

  126. madeinhawaii May 8, 2009 10:47 am

    I can imagine the Coach’s phones are ringing off the hook now and Mack’s email box is getting backlogged.

  127. al β„’ May 8, 2009 10:52 am

    happy birthday lorna!

    we got to have lunch one day soon……….

  128. sjmacro May 8, 2009 10:52 am

    ST: I can see the blog again. Looks like it was a brief cable outage in our neighborhood– whew πŸ™‚

  129. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 10:52 am


    OK, why did I write that in CAPS?
    It’s because ESPN.com messed up and said it’s Rausch.
    It’s not.
    Mack says it’s Alexander.
    OK, back to Saved by the Bell …

  130. al β„’ May 8, 2009 10:58 am

    mih….it would make more sense for a team to have one kicker handle all of the duties and one punter. ideally, like last year, if the punter could be the holder, you save two travel roster spots not having two kickers and one specific holder.

    so on the road, usually there is just one kicker.

    it will be interesting because the word is that the kevin bell hs walk on is pretty darn good too. competition is good.

  131. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 10:58 am

    Now I have to figure out who broke my blog.
    Seems like every time we’re on a roll with page views, there’s a mysterious “maintenance” program implemented.

  132. madeinhawaii May 8, 2009 10:59 am


    awww should have let the controversy rage for a week or so… now what are we gonna dis & cuss?

  133. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 11:00 am

    Naw, we had to quell that one early, especially with Alexander missing Junior Day.

  134. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 11:01 am

    Bell is a very good kicker.
    As they say: “Game on.”

  135. al β„’ May 8, 2009 11:01 am

    …an after thought

    does offering scott enos at this late juncture tell an understory?

    two things,
    one, does this mean the last scholie will not be awarded to a current non-scholie player?

    two, does this mean (worse case scenario) that one of the early commits will not make it through?

    three, or does this mean that enos was too good to pass up?

    i am sure that st knows for sure.

  136. madeinhawaii May 8, 2009 11:02 am

    Oh yeah… Alex admitting he “dropped the ball” and then this.. LOL… you could really make a case out of that..

  137. chawan_cut May 8, 2009 11:03 am

    sorry! i had to sit next to my friend the groom (tombo ahi) and his fiance. they just arrived that day and wanted to make it to the game.

  138. al β„’ May 8, 2009 11:04 am

    i agree that bell is a very good kicker. looking at stats and film of this kid, i am wondering???????? hmmmmm.

    i wonder if icecube is having melting moments about now?

    but, yeah. competition is good for the program and individual. after all complacency breeds mediocrity.

    like you so perfectly said, “Game on”

  139. al β„’ May 8, 2009 11:07 am

    #131 maybe it was dave r.

    i am sure he still lurks. remember when he used to post to defend his honor. haahahaha. some historical moments in blog legend.

  140. Ralph May 8, 2009 11:08 am

    Brew post #25 if you get up 2 hours earlier we can have a chat and I won’t be posting by myself…Las Vegas, HiFlyer and BigHilo use to post in the wee hours but lately they have not been on the blog…

  141. Ralph May 8, 2009 11:09 am

    Pisa would look good in Silver and Black- Go Raiders!

  142. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] May 8, 2009 11:10 am

    al- the other day, “BrandX” posted some info – about the High School BB champs, I think – on the blog.

  143. Ralph May 8, 2009 11:11 am

    Al are you coming to the KK?

  144. Colomaohana May 8, 2009 11:12 am

    chawan_cut: Uh..okay…..that’s not what homey said….

    Well, I’ll let you see the pics as soon as Mr C downloads them….

  145. al β„’ May 8, 2009 11:15 am

    what a difference a year makes….

    an ex-hc is recruiting specifically for special team players.

    an ex-oline coach of the midwest is in minnesota recruiting olinemen for hawaii.

    now i see why and how important it is to have tormey and shaw aboard. not only improving db’s, special teams, and oline play but increasing our span on the recruiting front like never before.

    the wisdom of mack is surfacing each day.
    what took folks so long to hire him as a head coach?
    seems like he has had his vision-of-what-he-would-do-if-he-ever-became-a-head-coach dancing in his head for years just waiting for the chance.

    don’t we all do that since we were kids?
    “dream on little broomstick cowboy….”

    is september around the corner?

    …nuff said

  146. al β„’ May 8, 2009 11:18 am

    lizk…..do you think it was really him????

    btw, looks like kenny e. will get some pt in the rotation.

  147. madeinhawaii May 8, 2009 11:18 am


    Hold that thought…Now I’m wonding if Enos isn’t linked to some future recruit that the coaches are targeting, too.. hmm… the conspiracy continues.

  148. Hawaiianbod May 8, 2009 11:20 am

    ok…so i lied. πŸ™‚ i had to say this: Happy Birthday Aunty (Mrs. LTUHF)!

  149. al β„’ May 8, 2009 11:20 am

    ralphie…..thanks for your genuine concerns.

    but, no. i’ll have to skip the kk. i have had this chest cold for a week now and in fact will finally go to the doc’s today. (okay i promised the boss and my mom, sort of like their mother’s day gift)

    here i was practicing my kk skills all month.

  150. Hawaiianbod May 8, 2009 11:26 am

    ST – re Saved by the Bell

    Elizabeth Berkley=Showgirls= 😯

  151. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] May 8, 2009 11:26 am

    Hawaiianbod – glad to see you out and about!

    al- GET WELL SOON. I’m bringing poi.. sorry you are going to miss.
    Pray for a good SALT season this year. Last year no more nuttin! I hope to be able to learn how to be a helper in the ponds this year too.

  152. Da Instagata May 8, 2009 11:33 am

    there’s a ‘brand x’?!?! you could have fooled me. hehehe.

  153. al β„’ May 8, 2009 11:33 am

    tks liz

  154. al β„’ May 8, 2009 11:39 am

    so scott enos comes from the same sierra college that josh leonard came from. that school turns out consistent winners in that tough north cal jc league.

    yes, it would be good to re-establish our recruiting base there.

  155. Hawaiianbod May 8, 2009 11:40 am

    b4 i forget – re #38 – Howzit Loa!

  156. Loa May 8, 2009 11:40 am

    morning gang!

    wonder if Scott has any local ties?

    ah saved by the bell, cast went on to other things after the show,
    even Screech was on a reality show πŸ˜†

  157. Loa May 8, 2009 11:42 am

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Long Time UH Fan!

    Happy belated birthday to Lori

  158. Loa May 8, 2009 11:43 am

    Hawaiianbod – howzit! ready for sing?

  159. Hawaiianbod May 8, 2009 11:43 am

    mahalo Liz! 😎 ur sooo sweet

  160. Hawaiianbod May 8, 2009 11:46 am

    wassup Loa! sorry but no can sing 2 save my life.

  161. Loa May 8, 2009 11:46 am

    me thinks someone will pick up Pisa

    what was the name of that show where they featured Pisa and Isaako on draft day?

  162. Loa May 8, 2009 11:49 am

    al – take care that cold, can sing next time

  163. Bulla May 8, 2009 11:50 am

    to all,

    thanks for the kind words for lyn, she was on the news last night because we were at the capitol supporting Gov. Lingle’s vetoes.

    have a great weekend!

  164. Loa May 8, 2009 11:52 am

    was it called Polynesian Power?

  165. Hawaiianbod May 8, 2009 11:56 am

    good kuck to pisa! one of the ultimate ultimate warriors. as a proven commodity in the No Fun League he should have NO problem latching-on with a team.

  166. mauiwarrior May 8, 2009 11:57 am


    if the niners were to pick up pisa i don’t think it would be at OLB, in there 3-4 scheme pisa would fit nicely in the middle rotating with takeo spikes or just to provide depth. The outside linebacker in their scheme seems to be hybrid de/olb type of guys while pisa is prototypical olb in a 4-3 scheme, i think he would be good in a cover 2, maybe he’ll replace derrick brooks in tampa or provide assistance in detroit(they need all the help they can get)…………i don’t think he’ll be with the niners, btw niners for life cheeeeeeeee

  167. Hawaiianbod May 8, 2009 11:57 am


  168. Loa May 8, 2009 11:58 am

    Bulla – howzit

    in case anyone missed it – http://www.kitv.com/video/19403304/index.html

  169. mauiwarrior May 8, 2009 12:01 pm

    did you see that they corrected the error about rausch being the starter on that espn article, the wonderful worldwide web

  170. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 12:03 pm

    I think if 100 percent of the recruits make it, then, yes, they should be maxed out on scholies.

  171. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 12:04 pm

    After you guys alerted me, I e-mailed the reporter.
    She’s actually a blog reader.

  172. YpoWarrior May 8, 2009 12:04 pm


    it was called Polynesian Power.

  173. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 12:06 pm

    Where can we get one of those “veto” stamps.
    It looked pretty cool, the way Lingle pounded the stamp.
    And then Aiona was applauding in the back.
    I used to cover ILH basketball, and Aiona was an assistant coach. He’s much calmer now

  174. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 12:07 pm

    There’s a nice “Polynesian Power” poster in the UH football lobby.
    To see it, you have to go past the two signs that read: No media allowed beyond this point.

  175. letsgowarriors May 8, 2009 12:09 pm

    al, probably not 1 right? i was under the assumption that a walkon would get a 85 scholie and not a 25 scholie. i think as long as they been enrolled in school for 2 years, they can get a 85 scholie. enos is getting our last 25 scholie…?

  176. A-House May 8, 2009 12:10 pm

    al, your #145:

    just be real thankful that Coach Mack is with UH – hope he decides to stay past his first 5 year contract.

  177. Loa May 8, 2009 12:10 pm

    YpoWarrior – thanks, i enjoyed that show, chicken skin kine

  178. A-House May 8, 2009 12:11 pm


    Keep on dreaming about Pisa being in black and Silver – Pisa will be dolling out back and blues to the Raiders as a 49er!!!!!!!!!

  179. Pauoa Boy May 8, 2009 12:12 pm

    Pisa Tinoisamoa had choke injuries the past couple years and hasn’t played a full season healthy since his rookie year. He was still beastin with the injured shoulder, arm, etc…but I think the Rams are trying to revamp and cannot wait on Pisa to be at full strength. I hope his injuries are behind him cause he was one of the most productive and underrated linebackers in the NFL when healthy. He will land somewhere as will Travis Laboy pretty soon once teams weed out guys through mini-camp. These two guys are proven and still have many years ahead of them, just gotta stay healthy…IMO

  180. Loa May 8, 2009 12:13 pm

    Stephen – isn’t Robert Kekaula a Ram’s fan

  181. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 12:14 pm

    He’s a ticked-off Rams fan right now. He’s mad they cut Pisa.
    Well, he’s also mad about losing Kurt Warner a while ago.

  182. A-House May 8, 2009 12:15 pm


    what ever happened to the Minnesota high school O-line man that was a big Warrior fan and wanted to play for UH?

    was he ever recruited? committed to another school?

    what happened to the line backer from Chicago – believe he was at a Catholic school – is he with UH?

    what’s your take on the Jesse Williams situation?

  183. Loa May 8, 2009 12:15 pm

    what about the patriot’s, they seem to pick up a lot of experienced players

  184. al β„’ May 8, 2009 12:16 pm

    thanks st.

    ahouse….methinks mack will be a lifer if hawaii will have him.

  185. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 12:16 pm

    Enos does count as a 25.
    I’ve lost track of who’s grayshirting, although I hear the coaches, if they could, would grayshirt 10 players a year.
    They like the idea of a guy essentially having six years to play four.

  186. Loa May 8, 2009 12:16 pm

    #181 – woah, i’d hate to piss him off

  187. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 12:17 pm

    Kekaula is coming to karaoke tomorrow.

  188. Pauoa Boy May 8, 2009 12:17 pm

    Speaking of recruits, cannot wait to see Chad Lopati, Marcus Malepeai, T.J. Alofipo, Veni Manu and the rest of the incoming freshmen in akshon!

  189. Koa-mahu May 8, 2009 12:18 pm

    cc – no worries about any fotos, especially of any odda wahine. wot, u no like da foto of me in my thong?!?! u rememba u always used to sing dat song to me – Let Me See Ur Thong. i sooo embarassing li’dat airing my ‘dirty laundry’ in da public.

    i miss u babe!!!!

  190. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 12:18 pm

    I wanna see George Daily-Lyles out there.

  191. Loa May 8, 2009 12:19 pm

    i hope no one asks him what he thinks about the release

  192. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 12:20 pm

    A couple of the recruits are on the bubble. I hear they’re going back and forth between going to a JC or going to a non-football-playing school on Oβ€˜ahu. The day of the week depends on their answer.

  193. Pauoa Boy May 8, 2009 12:20 pm


    Speaking of George Daily-Lyles where did his boy Iuta Tepa sign???

  194. Mr C May 8, 2009 12:20 pm

    Shout out to Moanalua boys volleyball OIA white champs.
    Also to Moanalua boys baseball for the beat down of Iolani.
    All hail Moanalua.

  195. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 12:22 pm

    Tepa is going to UCLA, I think.
    It’s weird. Once they decide to go elsewhere, I totally blank out on them.

  196. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 12:23 pm

    So what’s the story on a female Big Island basketball player who committed to a Pac-10 school now deciding to go to UH or Oregon?

  197. letsgowarriors May 8, 2009 12:24 pm

    tsai, tell them HPU is the route to go! its 1 year and no guarantee UH will offer them again out of JC.

    question, when was the last time that a hawaii commit that didnt qualify make it back to UH after completing his AA?

  198. al β„’ May 8, 2009 12:25 pm

    ahouse….kevin konrath is at portland state after transferring from harper jc. he left uh after a year of redshirting.


  199. Pauoa Boy May 8, 2009 12:25 pm

    Oh yeah UCLA, the frikkin poachaz…
    I like UCLA but dayumit Norm Chow is a rat…

  200. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 12:26 pm

    Some of the players told me they were disappointed that Konrath was essentially cut loose. They liked him.

  201. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 12:27 pm

    Actually, I think most are using West Oahu.
    UH system, so credits transfer easily.

  202. letsgowarriors May 8, 2009 12:28 pm

    so i was under the impression we had 1 25 and 1 85 scholie left. was it actually we had only 1 scholie left and the coaches were debating whether to give it to a current player or a newcomer?

    im probably just confusing everyone.

  203. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 12:28 pm

    If anybody’s keeping track:
    Search committee for women’s basketball has met twice.
    Search committee for men’s volleyball met for the first time yesterday.

  204. letsgowarriors May 8, 2009 12:29 pm

    good point, im sure UH WO is cheaper than HPU too. i didnt realize Manoa and West Oahu had different entrance requirements.

  205. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 12:30 pm

    I think there will be a couple of scholarships available come training camp.

  206. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 12:32 pm

    it’s complicated.

  207. al β„’ May 8, 2009 12:33 pm

    ahouse….every year hundreds of kids near and abroad send in their recruiting tapes to manoa. there are so many variables involved in finally landing a recruit.

    grades, potential, money (scholie or not), parents, girlfriends, etc, etc.

    the first two must have to happen to be considered. does he have the grades and academic aptitude to be student at manoa? does he have the d1 ability, size, potential, et al? can’t get past the first two then nothing transpires.

    as far as the aussie, to me, poor background check by the coaching staff during jj’s time. to bring a foreign recruit takes a lot of discovery and double checking. somebody didn’t do this. i think he is at a jc now.
    but the rewards can be magnificent.

  208. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 12:35 pm

    UH always admits a certain number of partial-qualifiers β€” in all programs. If you go to West Oahu, your NCAA clock doesn’t start. If you go to UH, not only does your NCAA clock start, but you’re ineligible to play, anyway.

  209. al β„’ May 8, 2009 12:36 pm

    a few graduations like eliminian and the like would release some of the 85 limit wouldn’t it?

  210. Bulla May 8, 2009 12:37 pm


    ST, yest the LG is a lot more calm, but then again, I haven’t seen the Gov miss a layup yet, haha

    The VETO stamp was cool. Rick Hamada’s kids got her lei and the pen the Gov used to sign the Vetoes, I just wanted the stamp to go veto the offices of the senators and reps…..power of the media, i tell you, Hamada was smooth, and Rick is not a small guy. Using his 2 kids was a great idea.

    maybe i should have took ‘The Beast’, carried him on my shoulder like Rick did with his kids….ok, that would not work.

    Anyway, a great day in the political life of our state.

    Quote of the day,

    ‘if the senate was in charge of the desert, they’d run out of sand’.

  211. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 12:38 pm

    Not sure if anyone saw it β€” because we couldn’t go live and the replay is so choppy β€” but Tuioti said that every prospect in the state is evaluated. I know a lot of people think that UH is missing out on this person or that person, but they do pore through videos and evaluations.

  212. Garret May 8, 2009 12:38 pm

    Report from Raiders’ minicamp indicates that Samson is still recovering from his knee surgery. Maybe Samson’s injury and Grove’s current good health was a factor in Miami picking Grove over Samson? Miami is really focused on their offseason weight training program and minicamps, and Samson isn’t healthy enough to participate in minicamps yet.

    New center Samson Satele is still recovering from minor knee surgery he had before joining the Raiders.

  213. letsgowarriors May 8, 2009 12:38 pm

    i was under the impression that regardless of a school having a football program or not, your eligibility clock starts as soon as you enroll in an institution full-time. and then on top of that, as a partial, you dont get your 4th year back unless you make good progress on your degree.

    that’s what’s got me so confused about the blaze situation.

  214. al β„’ May 8, 2009 12:39 pm

    everytime i review the gdl tapes….i see another solly e. linebacker of the future. he also is of great character and an excellent student.

  215. Garret May 8, 2009 12:40 pm

    This ceremony should be a nice tribute Frank Gansz.

    A Celebration of the Life of former SMU assistant coach Frank Gansz has been scheduled for 11 a.m., June 5th at Alumni Hall on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Gansz, who coached in both the college and pro ranks, passed away April 27th at the age of 70.

  216. Bulla May 8, 2009 12:41 pm


    check out this website


    Is West Oahu not part of UH? i am confused…

  217. Jason May 8, 2009 12:42 pm

    I’m told Marcus Malepeai wants to grayshirt. That would be a great thing for him.

    mauiwarrior: Geez, you read my mind concerning all the things I didn’t say. I was actually thinking the exact same thing you said, but I don’t think he’d challenge in the inside with Willis and Spikes. Plus, there’s a little bit more depth on the inside with Ulbrich and others. Very little depth outside; I know Pisa’s not the typical hybrid 3-4 OLB, but he could transition. I guess what I’m trying to say is if they’re going to invest money on a veteran, it’ll be someone for the outside. Hmm, Travis LaBoy, anyone? πŸ™‚

    (Hey, I wouldn’t mind they sign Travis for the outside and Pisa for the inside. Hmm, Vantz Singletary is on the staff now …)

    But yeah, I’m with you, he’s best as a 4-3 weakside linebacker. I could see him in a cover 2 system as well.

  218. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] May 8, 2009 12:42 pm

    Is it too early to say CONGRATS to Mr. and Mrs. Tombo Ahi ??

  219. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 12:42 pm

    No, graduations only help at mid-year. Scholarships are one-year deals, so Elimimian’s scholarship comes off the books at the end of this month, no matter if he graduates or not.
    Nine players graduated in December, which is how UH was able to offer scholies to three grayshirts and five JC transfers. Funaki was one of the graduates, so his scholie wasn’t thrown back into the pool.

  220. al β„’ May 8, 2009 12:42 pm

    211…yah i caught that. let that put to rest to any folks crying ‘wolf’.

  221. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 12:45 pm

    West Oahu is part of the UH system, just like UH Hilo is part of the UH system. But because it doesn’t offer football, the clock doesn’t trigger, as I understand it.

  222. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 12:46 pm

    Hey, UCLA can do the same thing. All it needs is for a student to find a non-football-playing UC school.

  223. A-House May 8, 2009 12:46 pm


    use your influence to encourage parents of Big Island girl to make it UH!
    Big Hilo Fan – big guy, we need your help in this one!!!

    she can play with Kanekoa from Honokaa!

    BTW, is twin sister of UH BB from Punahou player really coming to UH?

    notice, I use generalities cause I porgot names – that’s really sad!

  224. letsgowarriors May 8, 2009 12:46 pm

    so what stops a non-qualifier from going to KCC for 2 years earning his AA, then having 5 to play 4 besides the fact that they might not be discipline enough to stay in shape?

  225. d1ε³Ά May 8, 2009 12:49 pm

    Boy, to do that in the UC system as a non-resident….$$$

  226. al β„’ May 8, 2009 12:49 pm

    “saved by the bell”….

    two things, really only two this time.

    one, never could figure out how a latino, mario lopez was cast as “slater”.

    two, if kevin bell becomes our kicker one day and hits the game winning fg, your headline would be, no doubt, saved by the bell. (you can thank me later)

  227. ShaneFalco May 8, 2009 12:49 pm


    May 8th, 2009 at 7:19 am
    Hmmm….seems to me these are “football season” babies that the coaches wives are having. When did they have the time?

    all’s I need is the time between position meetings and stretch & warm ups!

    re: Saved By The Bell….got three words for you, Tiffany Amber Thiessen. Hubba Hubba!

  228. d1ε³Ά May 8, 2009 12:52 pm

    all’s I need is the time between position meetings and stretch & warm ups!

    Can anyone say, “Double entendre?”

  229. vballfan1 May 8, 2009 12:53 pm

    I saw Leila Wai after the Roosevelt/Waianae boys volleyball match last night interviewing players, I hope she will be there again for Saturday’s match and that she asks Roosevelt’s Kenneth Rewick if he is going to UH next year. That kid has tons of potential at 6′ 7 and still growing and reminds me alot of Clay Stanley at his age.

    Stephen is the girl’s basketball player thats no longer going to a Pac 10 school Vicky Taglicod? She would be a huge pickup for UH.

  230. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 12:53 pm

    Re: Saved by the Bell.
    Remember they had Tori, who reminded everyone of Jo from Facts of Life?

  231. al β„’ May 8, 2009 12:53 pm

    sheesh. no wonder the compliance guy had problems.

    i guess developing a matrix on eligibility would behoove one who has to decipher all the quirky rules and regs of the ncaa.

    thanks for the info.

    okay, now i really gotta go get some work and lab work done.

  232. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] May 8, 2009 12:57 pm

    Saved By the Bell… never saw it.

    I am, however, full of knowledge about Bonanza. That show occupied 1/2 of my allotment of TV per week – back in the day.

  233. madeinhawaii May 8, 2009 1:03 pm


    What is a Scholarship “agreement”?

    Does that mean the Schollie might not kick in till Jan?

  234. mauiwarrior May 8, 2009 1:06 pm

    ST: Thanks for emailing that writer the correct info for our qb situation, pretty cool that she’s a blog reader, although it must be so she put info into her blog, thief

    Jason: Sorry about that, whenever there is niner talk i get excited, glad to see that there are people out there who have a similar passion for football(warriors and niners)……..what you think playoffs next year, its been a while since we watched our team in january? laboy on the outside would be a treat…..he could teach pars and manny a few things

  235. mauiwarrior May 8, 2009 1:06 pm

    ST: Thanks for emailing that writer the correct info for our qb situation, pretty cool that she’s a blog reader, although it must be so she put info into her blog, thief

    Jason: Sorry about that, whenever there is niner talk i get excited, glad to see that there are people out there who have a similar passion for football(warriors and niners)……..what you think playoffs next year, its been a while since we watched our team in january? laboy on the outside would be a treat…..he could teach pars and manny a few things

  236. madeinhawaii May 8, 2009 1:07 pm


    If one does a search for “Kenneth Rewick” a number of influential people here and in the US mainland pop up. Is he related to one?

  237. al β„’ May 8, 2009 1:09 pm

    parting shot of the day…..

    here is my mother’s day card to the boss. although, she is not my mother as i keep saying and getting beat up for saying.


    Men Are Just Happier People– What do you expect from such simple creatures?

    Your last name stays put.
    The garage is all yours.
    Wedding plans take care of themselves.
    Chocolate is just another snack.
    You can be President.
    You can never be pregnant.
    You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park.
    You can wear NO shirt to a water park.
    Car mechanics tell you the truth.
    The world is your urinal…
    You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky..
    You don’t have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt.
    Same work, more pay.
    Wrinkles add character.
    Wedding dress $5000.Tux rental-$100.
    People never stare at your chest when you’re talking to them.
    New shoes don’t cut, blister, or mangle your feet..
    One mood all the time.

    Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat..
    You know stuff about tanks.
    A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase..
    You can open all your own jars.
    You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.
    If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend.

    Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack.
    Three pairs of shoes are more than enough.
    You almost never have strap problems in public.
    You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes.
    Everything on your face stays its original color.
    The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades.
    You only have to shave your face and neck.

    You can play with toys all your life.
    One wallet and one pair of shoes — one color for all seasons.
    You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look.
    You can “do” your nails with a pocket knife.
    You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache.

    You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes.

    No wonder men are happier.


  238. Jason May 8, 2009 1:12 pm

    mauiwarrior: Nothing to be sorry about; if anything, I didn’t make myself clear. Anyways, I still think the 49ers are at least a year away, but you never know. πŸ˜›

  239. al β„’ May 8, 2009 1:18 pm

    tampa bay is looking for some linebackers.

  240. YpoWarrior May 8, 2009 1:21 pm

    Al…Great Mother’s Day Card!!!

  241. Kazz May 8, 2009 1:24 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LORNA!!! :mrgreen:

  242. Kazz May 8, 2009 1:25 pm

    Wahine Softball vs Nevada starts NOW!!!

    Loser goes home today and the winner plays in a few hours against LaTech. LaTech lost to FSU 5-0 earlier today.

    GAME ON WAHINE!!!!!!!!!!! GAME ON!!



    GO BOWS!!!


    In Chinese, the symbol for “crisis” is composed of two characters. One represents “danger” and the other represents “O-P-P-O-R-T-U-N-I-T-Y” – John F. Kennedy

  243. Jason May 8, 2009 1:41 pm

    Wow, just got this in an e-mail:

    A student living in a UH MΓ’noa residence hall has tested positive for H1N1 flu (swine flu). The student reported to the University Health Services MΓ’noa on Wednesday with flu-like symptoms and the test was today confirmed by the Hawai’i State Department of Health. The student is recovering from what appears to be a mild illness.

    Other students and staff members who have been in close contact with the student are being notified and will be evaluated. The affected areas of the Hale Wainani residence hall are being disinfected. The student and two roommates, who are displaying symptoms of the illness, are being isolated in separate rooms.

    Anyone who shows signs of flu-like illness contact the University Health Services at 956-8965. Symptoms of H1N1 virus include: sudden fever, coughing, sore threat, body aches and pains/fatigue.

    Chancellor Virginia S. Hinshaw said, “As everyone is aware, influenza is a current concern in Hawaii so all of us should follow good infection control practices, including avoiding others if you are sick with flu symptoms. That will help reduce the spread of the virus.”

    Health officials continue to stress the importance of following the recommended public health guidelines – cover your cough or sneeze, wash your hands often and do not come to work or school if you are sick.

    There are currently no changes to university operations or activities and the campus is operating normally.

  244. al β„’ May 8, 2009 1:50 pm

    so, the big island girl who may de-commit from a pac 10 school is turning around and going to manoa, right?

    is this a new form of reverse recruiting?

    you know, the coach gets fired so now the recruit comes to the school.


  245. Kazz May 8, 2009 1:52 pm

    The H1N1 hysteria is interesting.

    Hundreds of people die from the “regular” flu during the winter time all across this country.

    Well, whatever they can plug into the news to distract from the crappy economy is worth talking about I guess…

    We’ll be fine. Wash your hands, no swim in the Ala Wai, and don’t eat the rubber-yaki beef at Zippy’s and everything will be A-OK. πŸ˜†

  246. Colomaohana May 8, 2009 1:52 pm


    Mahaloz for da’ scoops!

    That sucks, huh???

  247. Jason May 8, 2009 1:56 pm

    It’ll be interesting to see what happens if more students start reporting sickness. I know for a fact that a cold has been going around for a while (my cold comes and goes, comes and goes). With finals and graduation next week …

  248. Stretch May 8, 2009 1:57 pm

    May 8th, 2009 at 1:52 pm
    Mahaloz for da’ scoops!
    That sucks, huh???

    don’t *gag*

  249. al β„’ May 8, 2009 1:57 pm

    i wonder if shawna lei’s alleged decision to enroll at hawaii have something to do with vicky’s reversal? they were off season teammates, in particular, the cal storm a very elite california tournament team where they both garnered all tourney recognition.


    blessed would be, the new coach.

  250. COPO May 8, 2009 2:05 pm

    ST – Full-time academic status = 12 semester credits or equivalent quarter credits. A student-athlete’s clock starts when he enrolls “full-time” his clock can stop for Religious Mission or Military Service – to be re-started when exceptions are completed. Gray shirts are considered “part-time” and clock will start when they register for full-time credits usually in the Spring of following year.

  251. Colomaohana May 8, 2009 2:09 pm

    Stretch: Don’t you have a plane to catch?????


  252. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] May 8, 2009 2:13 pm


    Keep it up!!!

  253. tom mui May 8, 2009 2:18 pm

    Hey – happy birthday Lorna!

  254. Kazz May 8, 2009 2:18 pm


    Next up.. Wahine. Last report. Wahine down 1-0 to Nevada at the bottom of the 3rd. Manini… LET’S GO LADIES!!! :mrgreen:

  255. Stretch May 8, 2009 2:25 pm

    live stats for the wahine softball game


  256. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] May 8, 2009 2:29 pm

    GO WAHINE!!!

    gotta Willie Grace.

  257. chawan_cut May 8, 2009 2:31 pm

    kelly kapowski…..

  258. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 2:32 pm

    Hey, Roosevelt moon-walked to an OIA volleyball title.

  259. Kazz May 8, 2009 2:34 pm


    I gave up on that website. For one, I no like download flash where I am, and two my mobile gametracker on my phone does not carry softball information.

  260. Jason May 8, 2009 2:37 pm

    The one Stretch linked to is better than the CSTV one, though. The latter was two batters slow!

  261. Stretch May 8, 2009 2:40 pm

    UH tied the game at 1 with a triple by tauali’i scoring warwick

  262. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2009 2:41 pm

    I guess her jaw is OK.

  263. Loa May 8, 2009 2:42 pm

    Stephen – hey, congrats to your alma mater!

    everyone have a safe and happy weekend especially to all the mothers out there

    off to the ILH track & field championships

  264. Kazz May 8, 2009 2:45 pm


    She part Samoan. Of course her jaw east kona p ok.

  265. Kazz May 8, 2009 2:48 pm


    I know, I know… the Nogas are looking for me.. πŸ™

  266. warriorfanny2 May 8, 2009 2:49 pm

    u gotta tell me Y coolen doesnt call a squeeze bunt with runners on 2nd n 3rd, no outs and the bottom of the order due up.

  267. Stretch May 8, 2009 2:54 pm

    UH takes the lead 2-1, bottom 6th, 1 out, girls on 2nd & 3rd

  268. Mr Zippy's May 8, 2009 2:55 pm

    hey, what’s wrong with our OVER-PRICED, OVER-COOKED food?!?! btw, you must we do have great chili.

  269. Committed Road Warrior May 8, 2009 2:57 pm

    Kolten Wong is the 3rd string catcher?

  270. Stretch May 8, 2009 2:57 pm

    they need to hold off Nev for 3 more outs, start of top 7

  271. warriorfanny2 May 8, 2009 2:57 pm

    he did it again, runners on 3rd and 2nd, 1 out….

  272. al β„’ May 8, 2009 2:58 pm

    yup, kazz.

    petelo just called and asked if i knew who this kazz is. something about jazzing up your jaw. no worry your id is safe with me.

    what financial institution employs you?

  273. Stretch May 8, 2009 2:59 pm

    1 down

  274. al β„’ May 8, 2009 3:00 pm

    did you know that the reaches of this sour economy has really hit your stomach just where it hurts the most?

    zippy’s has stopped being a 24/7 eatery except for a few select locations, mccully, the original will still be open however.

    i wonder if the maui store closes at 8:00 pm?

  275. Mr Zippy's May 8, 2009 3:01 pm

    re 269: ‘you must say we do have great chili’.

    see what happens when i eat too much of our cardboard mahimahi.

  276. Stretch May 8, 2009 3:01 pm

    crap, a triple then single tied the score at 2

  277. al β„’ May 8, 2009 3:03 pm

    actually the squeeze play is rare in softball because the runner can not take a lead until the pitched ball crosses the home plate. it therefore, is rarely used at the higher levels, little league yah.

    perhaps a bunt and run would be more in order only if the infield is playing a bit back. otherwise it would be more suicidal than a squeeze. they would have more of a chance with a slap hit or fly ball.

  278. al β„’ May 8, 2009 3:04 pm

    good thing the triple came first.

  279. Stretch May 8, 2009 3:05 pm

    nev w/ 1st & 3rd – 2 outs game tied

  280. Kazz May 8, 2009 3:07 pm

    I’m gonna go have a cigarette right now.

  281. Jason May 8, 2009 3:10 pm

    Phew, that’s a sigh of relief. Extra softball!

  282. al β„’ May 8, 2009 3:14 pm

    kazz….better have two.

  283. d1ε³Ά May 8, 2009 3:14 pm


    Are you going to the KK?

    Should we bring hand sanitizer and surgical masks?

  284. d1ε³Ά May 8, 2009 3:15 pm

    Will there be any anti-mic-robial spray there? πŸ˜†

  285. al β„’ May 8, 2009 3:17 pm

    woman on 2nd, one out.
    fourth hit in the last two innings for ricketts. not like we can go to the pen.

  286. d1ε³Ά May 8, 2009 3:19 pm

    C’mon BaseBows!

  287. al β„’ May 8, 2009 3:21 pm

    bot 8 we’re up

  288. Jason May 8, 2009 3:21 pm

    d1: I am coming, so come in your plastic bubble.

  289. d1ε³Ά May 8, 2009 3:22 pm

    HR! Chris Johnson! Brings in Montplasir…2-0, Good Guys. 1 out, top of 2nd.

  290. al β„’ May 8, 2009 3:23 pm

    woman on 1st via walk.
    nevada change pitcher, big julie franklin at the plate.

  291. d1ε³Ά May 8, 2009 3:23 pm


    Maybe I just keep spraying Lysol your way…


  292. al β„’ May 8, 2009 3:25 pm

    franklin pops out.
    why no sacrifice????

  293. d1ε³Ά May 8, 2009 3:26 pm

    Rally! Rally! Rally!

    2 more hits after the blast; top of the order coming up.

    Was that Fujii’s first hit of the season?

  294. al β„’ May 8, 2009 3:26 pm

    grimes lays a bunt but the lead runner is forced at second.
    two down and our slowest runner at first. pinch run?

  295. al β„’ May 8, 2009 3:26 pm

    grimes lays a bunt but the lead runner is forced at second.
    two down and our slowest runner at first. pinch run?

  296. d1ε³Ά May 8, 2009 3:26 pm

    Morford brings in Roquemore!
    3-0…pour it on, baby!

  297. d1ε³Ά May 8, 2009 3:27 pm

    Unreal that they fell for the bunt two times in a row! πŸ˜‰

  298. al β„’ May 8, 2009 3:28 pm

    9th inn

  299. Committed Road Warrior May 8, 2009 3:28 pm


    Didn’t Fujii score a hit during the St. Mary’s game on Tuesday? Not sure, just asking.

    Unfortunate that Hernandez is out for the rest of weekend. Is Fujii gonna catch both games tomorrow, or are they gonna put Kolten Wong behind the plate for one of them?

  300. d1ε³Ά May 8, 2009 3:28 pm

    Inning-ending DP.

    Now dey gotta hold ’em!
    Pitch! not throw!

  301. d1ε³Ά May 8, 2009 3:29 pm


    Not sure.

    Not sure.

    Not raising my hands!

  302. d1ε³Ά May 8, 2009 3:30 pm

    Pack up, punch out, pauhana….

  303. Kazz May 8, 2009 3:32 pm

    I’m lost. What is the softball and what is baseball updates?

  304. Jason May 8, 2009 3:34 pm

    Maybe we should color-code baseball updates in blue to differentiate …

  305. whitey May 8, 2009 3:35 pm

    kazz, funny, funny…………

  306. Kazz May 8, 2009 3:39 pm

    No seriously.

    Last I saw Al, said bottom of the 8th and we’re up? Wahine up to bat? Wahine leading at the bottom of the 8th? 9th inning?

  307. Kazz May 8, 2009 3:44 pm

    2-2 bottom of the 9th. – txt msg from my brother.

    Where are we in the order? Top? Bottom?

    LaTech must be loving this. They play either us or Nevada later tonight.

  308. Colomaohana May 8, 2009 3:47 pm

    Kazz: re #260…just go, brah…no shame…..

  309. brew808 May 8, 2009 3:48 pm

    top 10th, 1-out, 2-2, Ricketts still pitching πŸ˜€

    Baseball -top 3rd, 2on/2out , 4-0 UH πŸ˜€

  310. Jason May 8, 2009 3:49 pm

    Softball: Top of the 10th, still tied at 2-2. Nevada at the plate, 1 out, runner at 1st. Ricketts still pitching.

  311. brew808 May 8, 2009 3:51 pm

    top 10th, 1-out, 2on, 2-2, Ricketts still pitching πŸ˜€

    Baseball -top 3rd, 2out Fujii 2B clears bases, 7-0 UH πŸ˜€

  312. curveball May 8, 2009 3:51 pm

    7-0 yeah

  313. brew808 May 8, 2009 3:54 pm

    top 10th, 2-out, 1on, 2-4, double πŸ™

    Baseball -bot 3rd, Morford pop-out to shallow CF, 7-0 UH πŸ˜€

  314. Jason May 8, 2009 3:54 pm

    No!!!!! Softball: Two-run double with two outs, Nevada takes a 4-2 lead.

  315. d1ε³Ά May 8, 2009 3:54 pm

    What a time for Fujii to find his hot bat!

  316. Jason May 8, 2009 3:55 pm

    I defer to brew808, I’m a little late since I’m studying and watching for updates.

  317. Committed Road Warrior May 8, 2009 3:55 pm

    Keep it going, Wahine!

    Fujii must be in the groove tonight!

  318. brew808 May 8, 2009 3:57 pm

    bot 10th, 2-4, Let’s Go Wahine!!! 😯

    Baseball -bot 3rd, 1B, 7-0 UH πŸ˜€

  319. al β„’ May 8, 2009 3:58 pm

    sorry kazz thought you on smok break

  320. al β„’ May 8, 2009 3:59 pm

    softball bats gone dead.
    1 out bot 10th

  321. al β„’ May 8, 2009 4:00 pm

    2 down

  322. brew808 May 8, 2009 4:00 pm

    bot 10th,2 out, Andrade grounds to SS, Kanani grounds to 3B, 2-4, Let’s Go Wahine!!! 😯

    Baseball -bot 3rd, two on for dawgs- oops HR Robinson, 7-3 UH 😯

  323. d1ε³Ά May 8, 2009 4:00 pm

    3-run dinger for dem πŸ™

  324. Jason May 8, 2009 4:00 pm

    Pau. πŸ™

  325. Committed Road Warrior May 8, 2009 4:00 pm

    Gotta stay in it, Wahine!

    Crud. 3-run jack for Fresno. 7-3 UH.

  326. al β„’ May 8, 2009 4:01 pm

    aloha wahine.
    4-2 final nevada.

    too many lob’s give nevada credit they came back hard.

  327. brew808 May 8, 2009 4:01 pm

    PAU – Andrade grounds to SS, Kanani grounds to 3B, Franklin grounds out to 2B, 2-4, πŸ˜₯

    Baseball -bot 3rd, two on for dawgs- oops HR Robinson, 7-3 UH, Sisto yanked 😯

  328. Committed Road Warrior May 8, 2009 4:01 pm


  329. d1ε³Ά May 8, 2009 4:02 pm

    Eh! Jason said BaseBows in blue….he’s the one getting honors!

  330. Committed Road Warrior May 8, 2009 4:02 pm

    Batesole stay gone from the game.

  331. d1ε³Ά May 8, 2009 4:03 pm

    BaseBows 7, ‘Dawgs 3 plus one tossed coach!

  332. brew808 May 8, 2009 4:03 pm

    πŸ˜₯ πŸ™ Wahine season is pau. Brew score-posting is pau. 😈 😐

  333. brew808 May 8, 2009 4:04 pm

    ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ Happy..Birthday..Mrs..LTUH..Fan!!! ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀

  334. d1ε³Ά May 8, 2009 4:05 pm

    Hmmm…maybe Batesole timed that right.

    one mo’ dinger off Sisto, 7-4. πŸ‘Ώ

  335. d1ε³Ά May 8, 2009 4:06 pm


    I no can type fast enuf….grrrrrr…

  336. Committed Road Warrior May 8, 2009 4:06 pm

    One more jack. 7-5. πŸ‘Ώ

  337. brew808 May 8, 2009 4:07 pm

    Yikes! 😯 Where’s the Patron?!! πŸ™„

  338. kama krab May 8, 2009 4:08 pm


    There was one more dinger 7-5

    Ah Ah Ah Ah

  339. brew808 May 8, 2009 4:08 pm

    #328 – Sisto should have been pulled then! Sisto –> pinata?!? 😈

  340. curveball May 8, 2009 4:09 pm


    May 8th, 2009 at 4:07 pm
    Yikes! Where’s the Patron?!!

    coming out of the refrig right now………

  341. kama krab May 8, 2009 4:10 pm

    Howzit Everybody,

    The BBall team is really fighting it. They need to go back to the basics and have fun.

    It’s going to be another long game.

  342. d1ε³Ά May 8, 2009 4:11 pm

    We need more Touchdowns!
    Field Goals won’t win this one….

  343. brew808 May 8, 2009 4:13 pm

    Hello, is Brew there?
    Yup – who is this?
    It’s Mr. Patron….
    Okay! Okay! – I’ll be right there!
    πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜†

  344. jojo ® May 8, 2009 4:23 pm

    did someone say Patron?

  345. kama krab May 8, 2009 4:27 pm

    Come on Fujii san

  346. wafan May 8, 2009 4:30 pm

    Too bad for the Wahine.

  347. Kazz May 8, 2009 4:30 pm

    Rainbow Wahine Softball finish 4th in the WAC

    Hard lessons to learn for the underclassmen and a hard “aloha” for the eight veterans on this team.

    While hard to accept as a fan, it doesn’t come out of the blue. This year’s Wahine softball team had it’s shares of problems on the field as much as the positives. Coach Coolen and his staff did a remarkable job in keeping this team from bottoming-out in the beginning and continued to perform well on the road winning all but one of their conference series. That one team today proved why they were the ONLY WAC team to win their series against us.

    For us, a season of struggles, success, and a bittersweet ending comes to a close.

    Eight will move on with their lives and the rest return to have another go at it next season.

    Personally speaking, I want to thank all the Wahine softballers for all their efforts and sacrifice. Emotions must be running high up there in Fresno right now.


    I extend my “mahalo” to the young ladies that performed admirably, especially in this last contest. No one can take away your effort, heart, and soul.

    The fans will look forward again to another spring of Wahine Softball in 2010 filled with familiar faces and new faces ready to accept the right to wear “HAWAII” on their jerseys. :mrgreen:

  348. wafan May 8, 2009 4:30 pm

    BaseBows still get chance.

  349. warriorfanny2 May 8, 2009 4:32 pm

    Ready for this score:
    SJSU 24 NMSU 5 @ Las Cruces, 10 run rule.
    Sparts w 30 hits, 4 HRS.

    SAC 10 NEV 4, wolfpack 5th.

  350. wafan May 8, 2009 4:33 pm

    Wow. NaMaSU was able to score a field goal and a safety?

  351. kama krab May 8, 2009 4:35 pm

    Here we go again. We better stop um now before the game gets out of hand again.

  352. warriorfanny2 May 8, 2009 4:36 pm

    Vinnie hasnt been playing good glove, starting w the homestand against SAC.

  353. kama krab May 8, 2009 4:36 pm

    Let the hit party start up again.

  354. kama krab May 8, 2009 4:38 pm


    Vinnie’s head is not in it anymore, hitting and glove wise.

  355. el guapo May 8, 2009 4:38 pm

    To double your baseball fun, Moanalua vs. Kailua in the state semi-final right now on OC16. KS-Kapalama vs. Punahou to follow.

  356. kama krab May 8, 2009 4:39 pm

    It’s gonna get bad in a little while. Another error, the boyz have no focus whatsoever.

  357. kama krab May 8, 2009 4:41 pm

    It’s time to suck it up for Sisto. It’s only a one run game. What a joke.

  358. warriorfanny2 May 8, 2009 4:41 pm

    NEV scored 7 runs in 5th to take a 11-10 lead over SAC.

  359. kama krab May 8, 2009 4:42 pm

    Let’s hold um down.

  360. kama krab May 8, 2009 4:44 pm

    The nightmare is over for one inning 8-7 good guys.

  361. warriorfanny2 May 8, 2009 4:47 pm

    Part of the problem w our young pitchers is their inability to develop the off-speed and curveball stuff and throw it with consistency.
    The batters are waiting on their straight stuff.

  362. d1ε³Ά May 8, 2009 4:47 pm

    Vinnie! Vinnie! Vinnie! πŸ˜€

  363. kama krab May 8, 2009 4:47 pm

    Finally Vinnie gets his head back. Homerun 9-7 bows

  364. warriorfanny2 May 8, 2009 4:52 pm

    SAC tied it up 11-11, 2 outs, top 6th.

  365. warriorfanny2 May 8, 2009 5:00 pm

    Slaats mixin pitches–if he can hit his spots, we will be OK.
    Fresnecks are lookin for the fastball.

  366. wafan May 8, 2009 5:01 pm

    Happy birthday Mrs. Long Time UH Fan!!!

  367. d1ε³Ά May 8, 2009 5:07 pm

    Great diving catch coming in by Moanalua CF to rob Kailua of a bloop single. Kailua batting, 2-1, btm 4th.

    What you knew?

  368. warriorfanny2 May 8, 2009 5:11 pm

    Third time this seasom Roguemore has lost it in the sun or lights….geez, we are supposed to be a D team.

  369. d1ε³Ά May 8, 2009 5:11 pm


  370. warriorfanny2 May 8, 2009 5:13 pm

    NEV scored 2 in home-half of 6th to lead 13-11.

  371. Kazz May 8, 2009 5:13 pm

    RE: Wahine Softball. At large bid again???

    Sheesh. I think I might have been pre-mature in my earlier post, but Coach Coolen seemed to be very adimant that the Wahine will not be able to secure an at large bid into the NCAA tournament. Coolen noted the RPI this year (90-ish) compared to previous years, BUT….


  372. warriorfanny2 May 8, 2009 5:24 pm

    13-13 @ Peccole Park, bottom 7th.

  373. d1ε³Ά May 8, 2009 5:27 pm

    I gotta go make some unauthorized Song Request Slips….



  374. Jack Flash May 8, 2009 5:49 pm

    Bye bye Bows. Choke time once again. ARGH!!!

  375. Jason May 8, 2009 5:51 pm

    d1: Stop stealing my ideas!

    I mean … just kidding, SteveM! πŸ˜‰

  376. warriorfanny2 May 8, 2009 6:07 pm

    SAC rallied to go ahead in the 8th than hung on to beat the wolfpack, 14-13.
    SAC is now 6-9 and FSU is 8-10, not looking good for HAW, 9-12.

  377. wafan May 8, 2009 6:22 pm

    Dang. Time for bed — it was a long week.

  378. madeinhawaii May 8, 2009 6:30 pm

    I feel bad for the base Bows. How frustrated they must be. I don’t know if it’s a stamina thing.. or just plain psychological. They just seem to lose too much steam in the latter innings.

  379. 4012101kadvisor May 8, 2009 6:40 pm

    Hey Ralph,

    Why do you care who Hawaii recruits for their girly, girl basketball team? Did you ever watch those games on TV? The center and arenas were empty!

    Still, maybe, the girl team were better fundamentally coached better then the mens. Maybe the mens would be better off with Goo V.?

  380. SteveM May 8, 2009 6:50 pm

    May 8th, 2009 at 5:51 pm
    d1: Stop stealing my ideas!

    I mean … just kidding, SteveM!

    Got plenty of song slips–the trick is to start using them immediately…otherwise there could be theoretically too many song slips for the midnight end time. d1shima and Lyn–who are usually the designated song starters at large karaoke calls, will both be late–so their 6 additionalstarter/group songs will go elsewhere–probably to LizKauai and other lead Tsingers who are there early.

    Rob25 has a cache of song slips to give out for special requests. πŸ™‚ Remember, she has a list of songs…so there will be duets and special songs by their request. I’m sure Jason will be able to serenade his ladies…

  381. Ralph May 8, 2009 6:50 pm

    Na Wahine loses 4-2 but Ricketts surrendered only one earned run…both runs in the 10 th were unearned.

  382. made in hawai May 8, 2009 7:06 pm

    kama krab,

    The former Hawaii bigs who stood out already knew how to play.

    Even though former Hawaii big men got (what 17 to 32 something rebounds in a game, dominated the inside in some games, 29 plus rebounds a game, I ain’t kidding). Hawaii coaches don’t know how to teach big guys to handle a basketball! Look into UH Hawaii basketball historical.

  383. Mrs Long Time UH Fan May 8, 2009 7:35 pm

    Good Evening Everybody,

    I want to thank all of you for the wonderful posts you people put up for my birthday. It’s just amazing how our ohana has expanded with the numerous online friends we have made through the Warrior Beat. My husband and I thank all of you for your thoughtfulness and just for being there for us throughout the years. Hopefully one day we’ll be able to join you folks again at a KK, CC, tailgate or another WB function. Until then, all of you take care.
    Mahalo nui loa,


  384. brew808 May 8, 2009 7:38 pm

    ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ Happy..Birthday..Mrs..LTUH..Fan..(Lorna!!! ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀

  385. brew808 May 8, 2009 7:40 pm

    Holy crapola! What’s the deal w/ #384??? 😯 I take a break and the WB goes into the toilet? 😯 😈 😯

  386. brew808 May 8, 2009 7:44 pm

    …and speaking of flushing sounds…. What the heck happened to the ‘bows?!? 😈 Yikes! 😯 Oh yeah…. I remember this recent quote….

    “I’m completely embarrassed at the coaching job I’m doing and have done over the last couple weeks,” UH coach Mike Trapasso said. “I’m totally embarrassed I can’t get our guys to get out of this funk we’re in, pitching-wise in particular, and play better. I feel like I’m letting everybody down, letting our team down in that I can’t get our guys to get back to pitching the way we were and playing the way we were.

    I guess it still applies…. FLUSH!!! πŸ™„ 😈 πŸ™„

  387. brew808 May 8, 2009 7:48 pm

    Hey Ralph! You and I are both here at the same time! πŸ™„ Yikes! You know about resonance effects – “always with them negative waves…” 😯

    Like iin the “Emperors New Clothes” – sometimes the obvious needs to be said and is embarrassingly accurate…. 😯 πŸ™„ πŸ™

  388. jm2375 May 8, 2009 7:54 pm

    brew – isn’t it your bedtime? πŸ˜†

  389. brew808 May 8, 2009 7:55 pm

    Hey – did the Toilet Guy chase everyone away – or me? πŸ™„

    BTW – the Patrons say hello to all of you. SteveM – they claim that their invite to tomorrow’s KK got pulled and instead the Cabos will be there!!? 😯 They said something about they and the Jager’s were going to party with rob25 & Frank and “WABO” them and the rest of the Tsaikos as (J)J sings Tequila Sunrise in the background! πŸ˜† Does that even make sense to you? 😯 πŸ˜† πŸ™„

  390. brew808 May 8, 2009 7:57 pm

    Flush…. 😳 Sorry, I didn’t know jm_911 was there…. πŸ˜€

  391. Garret May 8, 2009 7:59 pm

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

    DARPA is funding work to try to mathematically prove that the human mind is nothing more than parts and energy.

  392. brew808 May 8, 2009 8:00 pm

    Hey jm90120 – How come you’re not chasing down this H1N1 virus? I thought that was your field of expertise…. 😯

  393. Garret May 8, 2009 8:00 pm

    Rumor is that when the new iPhone comes out next month, Apple will cut $10 off the lowest service plan for people who sign up. iPhone sales at Walmart have been low, and the price cut should help spur iPhone sales.

  394. Garret May 8, 2009 8:00 pm

    The US Bureau of Prisons allows prisoners to transfer themselves *unescorted* between one prison to another! The Bus companies have asked the prison system to stop doing that, but they refuse to stop it…even though at least 77 prisoners have escaped this way.

  395. Garret May 8, 2009 8:00 pm

    Trendy New York City restaurants have been caught dealing with the downturn by charging for butter, bread, and even tap water ($1) and ice–$2.50 to have ice in a drink!

  396. Garret May 8, 2009 8:01 pm

    Woman didn’t want to go to her 10-year high school reunion, so she hired a stripper to go in her place, used an earpiece to instruct her on what to say, and made a documentary of it. Some of heer classmates didn’t know about the deception until she posted a trailer for the documentary on YouTube!

  397. Garret May 8, 2009 8:01 pm

    Free play links pau.

  398. brew808 May 8, 2009 8:04 pm

    Hi Garret!!! I had to pause to not interupt the information flow. So what did Lori and family get for a berfday dinner? I knew you’d spring for the free KFC dinner! πŸ™„ πŸ˜† 😯

  399. brew808 May 8, 2009 8:08 pm

    Any good 411 on SD native Pisa in your local papers? I think (hope) he has a few more productive years in him with the right situation. 😐

  400. brew808 May 8, 2009 8:10 pm

    I’m worried that Ulbrich will soon be looking at the want ads with Pisa & Laboy soon…. πŸ™

  401. jm2375 May 8, 2009 8:13 pm

    brew – #394 – not my job. I still think this is way overblown.

  402. Garret May 8, 2009 8:13 pm


    Hi! You don’t need to pause your posts…I don’t mind my posts being broken up, I’d rather see what everyone else wants to post!

    The KFC deal was a bust because they had just stopped taking the offer, so Lori and I ate the free tortillas from Disneyland and then made our own dinner after we got back home. We didn’t mind eating dinner after our kids were asleep at home because we had a *huge* lunch from Chilis (steak meal plus a huge dessert, all free!).

  403. brew808 May 8, 2009 8:13 pm

    Re: #398 – Oh, oh…. some wise-acre is going to get K-mah to show up at the KK and perform for all… πŸ™„ 😯

  404. Garret May 8, 2009 8:17 pm


    No news so far about Pisa in our newspaper. He hasn’t lived in San Diego for a long time–college in Hawaii, NFL in St. Louis, so he doesn’t have much of a following in San Diego.

    I’m not worried about Pisa getting a team to play for–he’s been very productive when healthy. Unfortunately, I am worried about Ulbrich–he’s already gone from the LB rotation to mainly special teams contributor, and each year that goes by brings more competition and a team that looks for a younger replacement.

  405. brew808 May 8, 2009 8:17 pm

    jm9876 – somehow, I picture you as volunteering to administer vaccinations using a BIG needled…. and laughing out loud…. πŸ˜†

    I’m glad that you and Lori got your steak dinner (date) the other night…. At least you were home this year…. πŸ˜€

  406. brew808 May 8, 2009 8:18 pm

    😳 Second part of #407 was for Prof. G…. 😳

  407. Garret May 8, 2009 8:21 pm

    This Boston Globe article seems to think that the Patriots will immediately try to get Pisa to be their starter at inside LB.

    Earlier today, some veteran inside linebacker options on the free-agent market were listed here.

    Now, with the Rams releasing Pisa Tinoisamoa today, he would shoot to the top of the list.

    While Tinoisamoa is not a Ted Johnson-like run-stuffer who will play downhill and shed blocks, and might be a bit undersized for what the Patriots generally look for (6-1, 240) in their 3-4 defense, he is athletic and has been productive.

    So if the Patriots were serious about adding a veteran at that spot after losing rookie Tyrone McKenzie to a season-ending knee injury, it would make sense that Tinoisamoa would be on their radar. He reminds me of a bit of Lions linebacker Ernie Sims, a player I believe the Patriots liked coming out of the draft a few years ago.

    I checked an old article I wrote at my previous job, with the MetroWest Daily News and Milford Daily News, and the Patriots did have Tinoisamoa in for a pre-draft visit in 2003

  408. Garret May 8, 2009 8:22 pm

    The crazy thing is that Pisa led the Rams in tackles last season!

    The St. Louis Rams have released linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa, the team’s leading tackler in 2008.

    “This was a difficult decision based on a lot of factors,” Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo said Friday in a news release. “I have a great deal of respect for Pisa and wish him all of the best.”

    Tinoisamoa, a six-year veteran drafted by the Rams in the second round of the 2002 NFL draft, recorded 135 tackles in 2008, 88 of which were solo.

  409. brew808 May 8, 2009 8:22 pm

    We had a meeting today that included a discussion about intellectual property. (I thought about you G.) I kept asking questions and everyone kept giving me the evil eye that said “shut up already”…. Oh…. I think I’m getting the same treatment here…. πŸ™„ shock: πŸ™„

  410. Ralph May 8, 2009 8:24 pm

    Brew Fleetwood Mac at the Oracle areana May 20

    Raiders mini camp starts……good time for them to check out Laboy and Pisa…

  411. Garret May 8, 2009 8:24 pm

    Article about how the new coach wants bigger LBs in his system.

    Coach Spagnuolo wants bigger backers and corners.

    Tinoisamoa was more of a fit for a β€œCover 2β€³ scheme, where speed was more important than brawn.

    Tinoisamoa was a productive player for what he did. When healthy he was high up the charts on tackles made. And he’s a fierce competitor. Certainly he could have played a role, even as a backup, on the 2009 Rams. The Rams will save $2 million or so in cap money, but this wasn’t really a financial-based move. And the depth at LB isn’t strong.

  412. Ralph May 8, 2009 8:25 pm


  413. brew808 May 8, 2009 8:27 pm

    Lambs drafted James Laurinaitis, 6-2, 245 from Buckeyes with early 2nd (#35 overall). That’s a big investment – so I guess they had to make room. He’s not that much bigger than Pisa – but youth over experience…. I guess. 😈

  414. Garret May 8, 2009 8:28 pm


    I sat through a 4-hour discussion on Intellectual Property last year, and I thought that the subject was covered into overkill! However, my customer required me to attend the meeting, so I just sat there. The 4 hours probably would have been more enjoyable if someone like you was asking questions instead of having the speaker talk for 4 hours in a monotone voice.

  415. brew808 May 8, 2009 8:30 pm

    Yeah Ralph…. Al can go ahead and crush whatever chances that Pisa & Laboy have playing for the Black and Ravaged! 😈

  416. Garret May 8, 2009 8:31 pm

    Regarding brew808’s #415:

    Chris Draft will start on the strong side, Witherspoon will start on the weak side, and rookie James Laurinaitis is set to be thrown into the middle as an immediate starter.

    It’s OK to cut Pisa β€” as long as you can replace him with a better LB. I’m not sure that the Rams can immediately do that. If a starter gets hurt, there’s not much behind them. People who are pleased with this move seem to be throwing away their concern for depth.

    We’ll see if Devaney has a corresponding move to go with this one. I don’t think he has anything lined up. As Devaney said Friday afternoon on St. Louis all-sports station 101 ESPN, it’s a matter of the GM and the coach wanting to find out more about their young LBs by giving them more of an opportunity.

  417. brew808 May 8, 2009 8:34 pm

    Everyone signs non-disclosure….customer comes in with idea/proposal…. it’s not viable…. but after consultation with the other parties, there’s a better “mouse trap”…. now who “owns” the IP? 😯

    ….evil looks… non-verbal “Shut up already!” πŸ™„

  418. Kazz May 8, 2009 8:38 pm


    May 8th, 2009 at 6:40 pm
    Hey Ralph,

    Why do you care who Hawaii recruits for their girly, girl basketball team? Did you ever watch those games on TV? The center and arenas were empty!

    Maybe it’s because Ralph cares about Wahine athletics as much as the men?

    Maybe it’s because Ralph doesn’t have gender equality issues?

    I’m not Ralph but what say you? Huh? Since you think Wahine Basketball is “girly girly” why should you even give a damn what a UH fan thinks?

  419. Ralph May 8, 2009 8:38 pm

    another good reason the Rams are losers! Robert K can let his emotions out at the Karaoke tomorrow, go for it big guy cuz the seasons already over for the Rams. they can join the futile 49’ers, once proud teams back in the 40’s to 60’s. Altho Walsh did resurrect the niners with montana. I guess it helps to have a good qb

  420. brew808 May 8, 2009 8:39 pm

    The Lambs…. lamb stew, rack of lamb, mutton, lamb kabobs, wool, ….. thank goodness for the NFC West that the Lambs are sooooo baaaaaaad!!! πŸ˜€ 😯 :roll;

  421. Jason May 8, 2009 8:40 pm

    I’ll be honest — I have been pleasantly surprised that Ulbrich has lasted as long as he has. At his age and salary, I thought he was a goner a couple years ago. But the younger guys the 49ers have brought in haven’t panned out, so they’ve kept Ulbrich on. And I wouldn’t say that’s anything against him, cause he’s a good player. But he’s not in his prime anymore, and a veteran salary ($2.63 million in 2009) is big compared to a start-up salary. This is the last year of his contract, though, so I can see them keeping him this one year and possibly letting him go as a FA in 2010. A lot depends on how the new guy they drafted, Scott McKillop, develops.

  422. Garret May 8, 2009 8:40 pm


    I’m very conservative about IP, so I’d say that the customer owns the IP. However, lots of companies would just go ahead with the better “mouse trap”…and then if that makes a ton of money there would definitely be a lawsuit from the customer. I guess it comes down to how big the changes are to the idea/proposal…and who has the better lawyers.

    VC never sign NDAs, so they would just pass the idea as a “suggestion from nowhere” to one of their portfolio companies.

  423. brew808 May 8, 2009 8:41 pm

    Thanks Ralph!!! Oh wait – I didn’t mean to SHOUT in the morgue that is the Raider Nation!!! 😈

  424. Garret May 8, 2009 8:42 pm


    The contract might have actually helped Ulbrich with the 49ers, as cutting him with years left on his contract would have given a cap hit by accelerating the cap hit from his signing bonus. However, there is no cap hit for cutting a player in his last year of his contract…which is Ulbrich’s situation now.

  425. SteveM May 8, 2009 8:43 pm

    brew808 — slow down, brew. Breathe. Breathe. Tell the guys in the black suits you need your meds…. 😐

  426. brew808 May 8, 2009 8:43 pm

    Re: #423 – oh…. the punk kid chimes in….. πŸ˜†

  427. brew808 May 8, 2009 8:45 pm

    SteveM – did you hook up with the “Tiger” from SoCal? πŸ™„

  428. brew808 May 8, 2009 8:46 pm

    Oh – How did the Menes do Jase? 😯

  429. brew808 May 8, 2009 8:50 pm

    Ulbrich has gotten kudos for being a team leader and special teams contributor. I don’t know how he gets along with Singletary. I would have thought they were of the same ilk, but he certainly is not mentioned in any team plans that I’ve heard of…. πŸ™

  430. Ralph May 8, 2009 8:50 pm

    Al Davis is so far ahead of his time in the NFl that no one understands him, not even his coaches but its the idiot who drafted Smith and kept him at qb all these years and followed up with a fat jamarcus at a replacement…got to have a qb, find a Stabler or Lamonica clone and just wing it….got an idea, june jones as qb coordinator and offense coach..

  431. SteveM May 8, 2009 8:52 pm

    brew808 — no, he was in stealth mode, living up to his high school alter-ego. πŸ™‚

  432. brew808 May 8, 2009 8:55 pm

    SteveM – I did a quick head count and it looks like more wahine than kane for tomorrow’s KK. Wow – times have changed (for the better)! πŸ˜†

    Don’t forget to remind Koakane about the sushi…. πŸ™„ 😯 πŸ˜€

  433. brew808 May 8, 2009 8:58 pm

    Hey….. just noticed that there’s an “al” in Ralph…. No wonder the admiration…. πŸ™„ :twisted; πŸ™„

  434. Jason May 8, 2009 9:13 pm

    Grr, stupid Kailua. πŸ™

    Al Davis is so far ahead of his time, even Al Davis doesn’t understand what he’s doing. πŸ˜€

    I think Ralph would be perfect for the Raiders coaching staff! πŸ™‚

  435. SteveM May 8, 2009 9:15 pm

    brew808 — your observation is accurate. I’ve noticed that trend too πŸ™‚

    Same trend for cruise ships, except during school breaks. I have been encouraging c_c and (j)j to go cruisin’…and you…and wafan. πŸ˜†

  436. Ralph May 8, 2009 9:15 pm

    Brew possible wrong count…26 men, 25 women, tie breaker-is J+1 men or women…

  437. Ralph May 8, 2009 9:19 pm

    Jason you weren’t born when the 49’ers ruled the roost, it was at a time when Whitey and A House were youngsters and Tittle and Hugh Mchallheny sp? led the nivers and thats decades ago….

  438. whitey May 8, 2009 9:39 pm

    thanks ralph. mcelhaney, john henry johnson, ya, joe the jet perry, bob st clair, leo nomenelli. i think all are in the hall of fame. ya brought the giants the world champ, i think j h johnson did the same for the steelers. what a backfield. i forgot the name of their receivers, but they were all pro too. billy wilson????

  439. Ralph May 8, 2009 9:39 pm

    listening to Alley Oop by the Hollywood Argyles….Tittle to R.C. Owens, those were the days

  440. whitey May 8, 2009 9:41 pm

    dang ralph, never thought you was young as me and a house.

  441. whitey May 8, 2009 9:44 pm

    keep it up gang, the #500 is starting to show up on the horizon. going call it a night cause get game tomorrow and need to leave early. aloha!!!

  442. Ralph May 8, 2009 9:46 pm

    Joe Arenas, Dicky Moegle sp?, Marion Campbell…

  443. Ralph May 8, 2009 9:49 pm

    Brew leaves the roost again and its not 3 am, only going on 1 am for you California guys…

  444. Mrs. A-House May 8, 2009 9:51 pm

    Hey, I remember YA and Hugh! also, Joe “Jet” Perry, big Bob St Clair, and Alley oop Owens.

    As Dwight Clark told me 3 or 4 years ago, the team is down now, but they will come back!!

    So, ralphie, the Raiders will be in for a rough time soon!!!

  445. A-House May 8, 2009 9:56 pm

    #446 is not Mrs A-House; darn old fut forgot to change the name again!!

    “white shoes” Johnson and Elroy “Crazy Legs” Hirsch(sp) – dang those were the days when radio was “king”.

  446. Ralph May 8, 2009 9:57 pm

    Mrs A House are you really a forth niner fan or is this A House who forgot to change the blogger name for the upteenth time

  447. Ralph May 8, 2009 9:58 pm

    I was right, it is A House, into the dog house you go for the umpteenth time…

  448. Ralph May 8, 2009 10:00 pm

    Hirsch, Fears, van Brocklin. Arnett

  449. Jason May 8, 2009 10:24 pm

    No one besides Ralph is old enough to remember when Red Grange was playing in college? Bronko Nagurski? Jim Thorpe? πŸ˜‰

  450. BowsForever May 8, 2009 10:27 pm

    Ulbrich has done well for himself, though those injuries did hold him back some.

    Pisa’s been hurt, LaBoy’s been injury-prone…we sure get a lot of wounded Warriors, unfortunately. Pisa will find another team I’m sure, hopefully LaBoy will find a new team as well.

    Obviously football is a hard game to play injury-free for extended periods of time. We don’t have truckloads of NFL draftees like the big schools do every year, so maybe that why the injuries seem so frequent.

  451. al β„’ May 8, 2009 10:48 pm

    and no one agreed with me yesterday morning before the second day of the state baseball tournament…

    al β„’:

    May 7th, 2009 at 8:18 am
    would it surprise you if a punahou/kailua final is on the horizon?

    not me.
    (sorry koakane)

  452. al β„’ May 8, 2009 10:56 pm

    if anybody can disrupt the punahou streak, it will be kailua.

    nobody plays with the same “air about them” as does kailua. altho not the most popular guy, he gets the job done, that would be corey ishigo.

    enjoy the game tomw folks… it will be classic.
    oia vs ilh.
    have nots vs haves.
    but, its baseball so anything can happen.

  453. al β„’ May 8, 2009 10:57 pm

    i am glad i don’t remember those players that ahouse, ralph, and whitey are talking about.

  454. Koa-Mahu May 8, 2009 11:23 pm

    kazzy: oooh dat hot machete tempah. hot diggity dog on da grill, lol,

  455. Ralph May 8, 2009 11:24 pm

    Al you’re a baseball kind of a guy, they didn’t have TV when you were growing up…that’s why the general, Les Keiter, is one of your boyhood heroes who recreated a lot of the games you have imprinted in your head

  456. Jason May 8, 2009 11:37 pm

    Al: I guess you’re getting forgetful in your old age. πŸ˜‰

  457. Committed Road Warrior May 9, 2009 12:01 am


    kazzy: oooh dat hot machete tempah. hot diggity dog on da grill, lol,


  458. al β„’ May 9, 2009 12:09 am

    seriously….crazy legs hirsch and slinging sammy baugh for example were legends my dad spoke about.

    now bart starr, jim taylor, paul hornung, joe namath, are those i can id with.

  459. al β„’ May 9, 2009 12:10 am

    i thought we would crack 500. but, i guess not.

  460. Da Instagata May 9, 2009 12:14 am

    crw – don’t mind the imposter. if you look at the ‘real’ Koa-mahu you can easily tell the difference. this ‘falsie’ only attacks kazz. the ‘real’ one ONLY likes cc and j (j).

  461. Da Instagata May 9, 2009 12:21 am

    uncle al – i gotta give it up to you. >b>YOU ARE DA GURU OF SPORTS!!! not only do you have the ‘inside’ scoops on warrior recruits but you also called the State Finals.

    btw, where would i find ‘a little birdy’ too?!?!

  462. addahknowjoe May 9, 2009 12:28 am

    Hey alβ„’, whats funny is I too made a similar prediction but was way back when:

    May 7th, 1991 at 7:34 am
    would it surprise you if the kids born this year end up playing for say… addahknow, maybe like punahou or kailua and they end up in the state finals?

    not me.
    (sorry koakane)

    What’s mind boggling is I neva know Koakane back then and I had already pre-apologized.

    Spooky stuff.

  463. Koa-mahu May 9, 2009 12:35 am

    eh punk no ack like me bumbai i goin give u small kine cracks li’dat! there’s ONLY one K.M and I AM FABULOUS!!!

  464. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:35 am


  465. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:36 am

    Wow- this is just like regular season already!!!

  466. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:37 am

    A-Joe- check out my Kokee pix… get familiar faces… πŸ˜†

  467. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:39 am

    al- what- you think you whitey now? You think we no can crack 500 before the new post?

  468. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:40 am

    c’mon, Lurkers, we go push to 500…’k?

  469. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:40 am


  470. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:40 am

    SteveM – I’m bringing poi tomorrow.

  471. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:41 am

    SteveM- please put down some Phantom duets on your pepahs…

  472. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:42 am

    tsai… I gonna miss da nabeyaki udon tho…

  473. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:42 am

    475 ….

    pssst pssst … HEY LURKERS!

  474. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:43 am

    OMG… I gotta do dis solo now?

  475. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:43 am


  476. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:43 am

    No mo even spammers tonight…

  477. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:44 am

    where’s TChahng???

  478. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:45 am

    m-homey not working nite shift either…

  479. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:45 am


  480. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:46 am

    wafan, you up yet?

  481. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:46 am

    guess not

  482. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:47 am

    “Those who follow the β€˜Skins will tell you that Jason Campbell (barring any trades) will likely be the starting quarterback this year and veterans Todd Collins will be the top backup. So the real competition at quarterback will be for which young player can make the roster as the third quarterback.”

  483. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:48 am

    “Colt Brennan came out of Hawaii in 2008 as a Heisman finalist and having led the team to an undefeated regular season. He was drafted in the sixth round of the NFL draft and played impressively in the preseason and became something of a fan favorite. He would seem to be the favorite to make the Redskins roster given his experience and stature (he’s 6’3”).”

  484. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:48 am

    “Chase Daniel led Missouri to two straight Big 12 North titles, but regressed a bit as a senior after finishing as a Heisman finalist in 2007 along with Brennan. At just 6’ tall and after throwing 18 interceptions as a senior he went undrafted. He also got into a bit of hot water for a twitter he sent late in the draft. He said he was hearing he might go to the Redskins but might be better off going undrafted. A popular DC area radio personality took him to task for the remarks and Daniel retorted which only drew further attention to the message. While the PR snafu is hardly insurmountable, it hasn’t endeared him to the public.”

  485. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:48 am

    “Ganz has been the most under the radar player. Not as nationally known as Daniel, Ganz finished only slightly behind Daniel in pass efficiency and led Nebraska to nine wins and a Gator Bowl victory. Listed at 6’1” he might even be taller than Daniel. Daniel seemed to decline over the last four games of the season and threw eight interceptions. Ganz got better throwing just three. If Brennan doesn’t live up to his role as favorite, Ganz could very well beat out Daniel. His experience in a West Coast offense can’t hurt.”

  486. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:49 am

    “And the longer term prospects for the Redskins third quarterback aren’t all that bad. Campbell seems likely to depart after the 2009 season and Collins is too old to be anything more than a stopgap starter. If he practices well enough, the third quarterback could very well find himself the starter in 2010. Stranger things have happened.”

  487. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:50 am

    The “System QB” Tag Claims Latest Victim in Graham Harrell

  488. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:51 am

    “In the NFL, the term β€œSystem Quarterback” is a dirty word. Andre Ware, Gino Torretta and more recently Colt Brennan were all fairly labeled as such.

    For the most part the term has proved to be just as accurate for scouts as it is a death sentence to the quarterbacks. Signal-callers in college who have a spread out offense and are not asked to read complicated defenses as well as physical differences seem to be the key attributes of these quarterbacks.”

  489. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:51 am

    “The latest to be termed this is Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell. The former Red Raider is second all-time in NCAA career passing yards and owns the record for career passing touchdowns.

    However, the NFL Draft came and went without Harrell hearing his name called and as of now he has not signed with any teams as a free agent (although he will participate in Browns rookie camp).”

  490. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:52 am

    “So, does this mean it’s time for Harrell to put his education degree to work? Most likely, but there’s always a little hope. Harrell was extremely productive which can’t be overlooked no matter the system.”

  491. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:52 am

    “On the flip side, he’s on the short side and has an almost sidearm, shoot-from-the-hip throwing style that most coaches will look to correct.

    While the Browns’ run-first, controlled passing game may not seem to fit Harrell. A similar west coast approach may actually work for Harrell.”

  492. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:53 am

    “Remember, the system was designed to hide the flaws of undersized and weak-armed quarterbacks. It’s also dependent upon putting the ball into certain spots.

    Harrell is by no means starting quarterback material, however certain teams could use him as a backup.”

  493. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:53 am

    “The Rams, Chiefs and Texans have offenses that could hide some of Harrell’s flaws. Given that they have decent running games to take the load off and receivers that can do most of the work, these teams could be a good fit for Harrell.

    There are a couple of wild card teams that could also be a home for Harrell. The Cardinals of course have Kurt Warner and Matt Leinart, but Warner will retire soon and Leinart (the still-presumed heir apparent) will need a back up.”

  494. al β„’ May 9, 2009 12:53 am

    auryte lizzie….going for it.

  495. Ralph May 9, 2009 12:53 am

    am I 500

  496. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:54 am

    “One last wild card could be the 49ers. Harrell could be reunited with former teammate Michael Crabtree and would benefit from Frank Gore and Vernon Davis. Plus, San Fran’s quarterback situation is far from settled.

    System quarterbacks are everywhere in college football with more players in systems that spread the field to their advantage. With that said, the NFL may have to adjust its standards for an ideal quarterback.”

  497. Ralph May 9, 2009 12:54 am

    ok 500 for real

  498. Ralph May 9, 2009 12:55 am

    if i can’t be first, then 500 is an ok number

  499. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 9, 2009 12:56 am

    Hoo, Ralph… you lucky I don’t suffer from “blog rage”….


    Sweet Warrior Dreams!

  500. al β„’ May 9, 2009 12:57 am

    ralphie….play nicely.

    you should have let the lady get her 500. my gosh, there you go again…you just have a way about you with women. let’s see, according to my calculations that liz is fourth tsaikette that you have p’d off now.

  501. al β„’ May 9, 2009 12:57 am

    ralphie….play nicely.

    you should have let the lady get her 500. my gosh, there you go again…you just have a way about you with women. let’s see, according to my calculations that liz is fourth tsaikette that you have p’d off now.

  502. CDC May 9, 2009 12:58 am

    Al – As a representative for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) we would like to commend you for staying home and not attending tonight’s Karaoke Call. Although we love you and we’ll miss you, we would like for you to keep your ‘germs’ to yourself abd not Spread the Aloha – as they say in the 50th State.

    Jason – as for you, please, please go to the nearest drug store and buy the biggest prophylactic and put it over your head. The one on your shoulders, silly. This measure (no pun intended) will prevent any transmission of the H1N1 Virus.

    Thank you for your understanding.

  503. al β„’ May 9, 2009 1:00 am

    instagata…..go to petland kahala. plenny little birdies. its the kind that chirps…so don’t be straying off keaumoku’s.

  504. al β„’ May 9, 2009 1:02 am

    ajoe…..you funny brah. you lucky i like asports otherwise you would get some cracks.

    no tell me you still at work?

  505. al β„’ May 9, 2009 1:06 am

    cdc…funny you should comment. so i went to the doc’s today. good news is that i don’t have oink flu nor any newer strain. the bad news is that i have bronchitis boardering on asthma. so now, i have to do the inhaler thingy.

    liz, no need the phantom duets now that i won’t be able to make tomw’s kk. btw, proper etiquette hawaiian style is; if you bring poi you gotta bring dry aku, too. hold the opihi for next occasion when i am there.

    thank you in advance.

  506. Hawaiianbod May 9, 2009 1:25 am

    Rest In Peace Chuck Daly, one heck of a coach. Not only did he coach the Pistons but he also coached the U.S Olympic Team. He passed away today due to complications of cancer.

  507. Hawaiianbod May 9, 2009 1:28 am

    get well al! i’ll pray for you, brother.

  508. Ralph May 9, 2009 1:29 am

    Hawaiianbod are you coming to the KK today?

  509. Hawaiianbod May 9, 2009 1:42 am

    Ralph – pretty sure…just waiting for Koakane to email me back.

    you know RAIDER NATION (me, you and Frank). gotta REPRESENT!!!

  510. addahknowjoe May 9, 2009 1:42 am

    Al- j/k Nope. I pau. Stay home already.

    Liz- were it not for this weekends Karaoke, I would’ve attended the workshops too. Solid lineup of prominent instructors. Wanted to work with Puakea. Hope Ukuboi is a sponge this weekend. Hey! I recognize a few faces! =) Thnx Liz!

  511. koakane™ May 9, 2009 1:47 am

    hbod so sorry but have not hear from homey yet

    I will get back to you in the morning sometime

  512. koakaneβ„’ May 9, 2009 1:47 am


  513. Hawaiianbod May 9, 2009 1:50 am

    kk – no worries. it’s all G!

  514. PIAA DS May 9, 2009 3:05 am

    MadeinHawaii re: #234

    athletes dont sign NLI’s this time of year, they sign scholarship agreements. when a student signs an NLI though, they also sign a scholarship agreements. Some call it a Financial aid agreement – depends on the school. It gives the details of what their financial aid will be, has 3 boxes that can be checked: [ ] Fall Semester [ ] Spring Semester [ ] Both. When a student is greyshirting it will be checked spring, for example. at NLI day most of the kids had “both” checked. This is just as binding as an NLI as long as the student is admitted and remains in good academic standing

  515. Hey- wha-happened?
    Thanks ST or Techs for giving me #500!
    😎 πŸ˜† 😎

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