The Wright stuff

Congrats to Liana Green-Wright  — wife of former Warrior linebacker Matt Wright — who was crowned Mrs. Hawai‘i.

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Thanks to Jon Nielsen for the news: Leonard Peters has qualified for the U.S. national rugby team. He leaves tonight for a tournament in China. He is the only rookie on the U.S. team.

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The Warriors will not have any poster players this year.
There won’t be, in fact, any posters.
In a practical move that will save $30,000, the athletic department is doing away with UH team posters.
The Warriors had issued posters, which include a team’s schedule, for more than 30 years. The practice originated at a time before the widespread availability of the Internet.
Now UH’s schedules can be found through various media sources. The Warriors still will distribute schedule cards. The school also is offering free downloadable desktop wallpapers that feature the schedules.
Each poster cost about 60 cents.

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In a memo circulated to staff workers yesterday, UH confirmed it will print a full run of media guides for the football and women’s volleyball teams. It has not been decided if media guides will be offered for other sports.
There is a growing trend  — led by Wisconsin, Ohio State and Michigan of the Big Ten — to eliminate production of media guides as a cost-saving measure. Boise State, Fresno State and Nevada will not bring published football media guides to this month’s WAC Media Preview in Salt Lake City.
But it was decided that because of UH’s isolation, media guides are needed as recruiting brochures. Last year, UH spent about $80,000 to print media guides for all of its sports.


  1. pakegolf July 18, 2009 1:19 am

    Wow, no mo posters. It’ll be collectors items now.

  2. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 18, 2009 1:19 am


  3. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 18, 2009 1:23 am

    Re posters: I hope they will continue to design them and post some pdf files so people can print their own. (hi-res versions).

    Nitey nite and Sweet Warrior Dreams!

  4. Ralph July 18, 2009 1:46 am

    top five

  5. Ralph July 18, 2009 1:50 am

    where is everyone? hello!

  6. Ralph July 18, 2009 2:11 am

    since Kekoa is a sleep: Brunch cc at Nancy’s this morning (Saturday) at 10 am start time, Waipio Gentry shopping center, menu changes to lunch menu at 11 am. Rather have lunch, come after 11 am, Kekoa will be there to 2 p.m. Roysan16 you are invited. Warriorfanny2 you too are invited. Coach Dana, we missed you on Thursday, you are invited. Did I miss anyone.

  7. cheepono July 18, 2009 2:43 am

    top 10!

    cheepono out.

  8. HiFlyer July 18, 2009 2:54 am

    Top Ten!!!

  9. […] Here is the original:  UH to stop printing posters […]

  10. Garret July 18, 2009 4:38 am

    It is sad but understandable that UH will not print posters anymore. I’m surprised that UH will print a full run of media guides instead of reducing the amount a little.

  11. Garret July 18, 2009 4:39 am

    Jake Ingram’s agent said that Ingram should have a contract completed in about a week.

    Of the Patriots’ 12 draft picks, only Chung, third-rounder Tyrone McKenzie, and sixth-rounder Jake Ingram remain unsigned.

    Nothing appears imminent with Chung. McKenzie, a linebacker, is out for the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during rookie minicamp. Wynn Silberman, the agent for Ingram, said he thought the long snapper could have a deal in the next week or so.

  12. Southbay July 18, 2009 4:46 am

    UH should partner with someone to sell their posters instead of just not doing it.

  13. βρεω808 July 18, 2009 4:50 am

    Heart-warming story Re: Oakland A’s Kurt Suzuki and his best friend – Jon Wilhite….

  14. βρεω808 July 18, 2009 4:53 am

    Hey! Something is different around here…… 🙄

    Oh yeah – while some have “disappeared”….. I’m BACK!!! 😯 😆 😯

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  15. βρεω808 July 18, 2009 4:56 am

    las vegas-san – I too send my condolences to you for your loss…. Cute story about Sassy still visiting you every night…. nice thought right before you doze off…. 😀

  16. NYUH July 18, 2009 4:58 am

    Longtime rivals Army and Notre Dame will play the first football game ever held at the new Yankee Stadium when they face off their in 2010. The game will be considered a home game for Notre Dame and will be televised on NBC.

    The Irish have high hopes for the 2009 season and are hoping to build off of their 49-21 victory over Hawaii in last year’s Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Game.

    In what was maybe the game that put Notre Dame on the college football map they defeated Army in 1913 by a score of 35-13. The game saw the Irish revolutionize the forward pass which changed the way the game was played.

  17. βρεω808 July 18, 2009 4:59 am

    I’m guessing that the production costs are about the same as the printing costs…. so I don’t think #10 would really be much of a savings…. 😐

    Gotta save kala somehow…. 🙄

  18. βρεω808 July 18, 2009 5:06 am

    Re: Leaheys

    I’ve been away too long to know what the rest of you will be missing. This sort of Sports Talk show was a terrific vehicle for the Father/Son combo! The recipe worked! IMHO….

    I still look forward to Kanoa playing a significant role in future 808 Sports! 😀

  19. Garret July 18, 2009 5:15 am


    I would reduce the number of media guides printed *and* cut out the posters to save money…or get sponsors who wish to put a small add on the poster to defray those costs.

    It is great to see you on the blog again! I would stay but my kids are about to go to their first martial arts class today…

  20. βρεω808 July 18, 2009 5:18 am

    I think I missed a couple of recent birthdays…. 🙄

    NO…. I didn’t forget; just kind of busy….

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  21. NYUH July 18, 2009 5:20 am

    The Warriors are getting ready for year two of head coach Greg McMackin’s takeover of the Hawaii program. McMackin is applying a very interesting strategy this year by only guaranteeing three starting roles and claiming all the other spots are up for grabs. Even if a starter is returning from last season there is no guarantee that he will have that same privilege in the 2009-10 season. The only players who will retain their starting roles are quarterback Greg Alexander, center John Estes and the big defensive end John Fonoti. McMackin’s plan is to create an extremely competitive environment that will encourage players to tap deep into their talent and perform at their best ability.

  22. βρεω808 July 18, 2009 5:23 am

    Rats! ….I forgot how already…. 🙄

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  23. βρεω808 July 18, 2009 5:24 am

    Pink belts for F & M…. 😆

  24. βρεω808 July 18, 2009 5:26 am

    Oh yeah…. another think I almost forgot…. 🙄


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  25. NYUH July 18, 2009 5:28 am

    The Bears open the 2009 season against the University of Hawaii in Honolulu on Sept. 4. UCA’s first home game of the season will be Sept. 26 when it hosts Glenville State.

    CONWAY, Ark _ The University of Central Arkansas Bears, who finished 10-2 last season, are ranked in three preseason national football publication polls.

    The Bears are as high as tied for No. 8 (Lindy�s) and as low as No. 16 (Athlon) in the polls. UCA, which opens its season on Sept. 4 against the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, is ranked 11th by The Sporting News.�

  26. βρεω808 July 18, 2009 5:29 am

    Welcome home to the B ★ E ★ A ★ S ★ T !!! 😆

  27. βρεω808 July 18, 2009 5:30 am

    The U C A Bears … kind of worry me…. 😐

  28. βρεω808 July 18, 2009 5:35 am

    Actually, I’d feel better playing UCLA, rather than UCA…. At least that’s a known team, lots of film, know their tendencies, and we’d be “up” for that game! 🙄

    (I was going to say something about the UC Bears…. but I they also worry me…. Yeah…. I worry too much!) 😕

  29. βρεω808 July 18, 2009 5:37 am

    Okay…. how many posts are we up to now? WAHT???? That’s all!!! Sheesshhhh….. no ways am I going to make up for all of you MIA’s pigging out on the Wessai breakfast/brunch/lunch/&pupus…. 🙄

  30. βρεω808 July 18, 2009 5:42 am

    Hey…. got my tickets for Wazzu….

    Since I was “not included/invited” with the other Tsaikos…. I had to make my own arrangements. I requested seats near the others…. but was told, “…No can do! They’re special!!! 🙄 😈 😯

  31. βρεω808 July 18, 2009 5:50 am

    ST – Funny story….

    I rode BART the other day. There was a newspaper on the train car floor. It looked kind of familiar. Hey – it was a Honolulu Advertiser!!! Awesome! Someone must have brought it on a HA flight into SFO…. Made me hungry for a plate lunch and some shaved ice at the beach! 😆 :mrgreen: 🙄

  32. βρεω808 July 18, 2009 5:52 am

    Okay…. not even 6am 808 time and it seems I already worn out my welcome….. 🙄

    Everyone have a Tsaiko-rrrrriiiiffffiicc day in the 808, or wherever you may be! 😆

  33. d1島 July 18, 2009 6:05 am

    Great Morning All!

    I’ll miss seeing those posters around at all the businesses that support UH Athletics. IDK if UHAD might not want to reconsider their decision if not for this upcoming school year, then for next. Those things are like “top of the mind” advertising.

    Oh well, I’m sure all things were carefully considered by those who shoulda considered them….

  34. d1島 July 18, 2009 6:05 am

    Howzit brew! Good to see you back.

  35. d1島 July 18, 2009 6:07 am

    las vegas,

    Sorry to hear about Sassy.
    Also good to see you posting again.

    Hooters sounds like it would be a…..

    (drum roll, please)


    (sorry, can’t refrain from low-lying fruit)

  36. d1島 July 18, 2009 6:10 am

    Agree wicchu, Brew.

    Hope UH not walking into a “Bear Trap”

  37. d1島 July 18, 2009 6:23 am

    Schmall kine HiHo again today before Breakfast widda Beast!

    Eh, if you someboddy, you going be dere! 🙂

  38. βρεω808 July 18, 2009 6:39 am

    😈 Re: #37 – Mahalo plenty d1島!!!! NOT! 😈 :mrgreen: 🙄

    Eh, if you someboddy, you going be dere!

  39. djmitcho July 18, 2009 6:51 am

    Good Morning All! Hope everyone has a good breakfast at Nancy’s.
    Hope everyone has a good weekend.

  40. whitey July 18, 2009 7:02 am

    good morning tsaikos, brew, d1

  41. Kekoa (iPhone) July 18, 2009 7:03 am

    Why do I have that feeling I should be somewhere else today?

    Slugger ~ if you going Prince Lot Hula Festival today, go there by at least 9 AM. Parking is tight, seating is whatever sized beach mat you bring. As the lawn fills, you will suddenly find ‘friends’ you nevah knew you had sitting on your mat!

    Their line goes sumting li’dis..“sistah, you mine if I grab dis kona of da mat?…I wen fogit mines one das why.”…and fastah than you can ‘no’ my boyfriend coming, they take up half your mat! Good luck wit dat!

  42. whitey July 18, 2009 7:03 am

    las vegas, sorry about the losss of sassy, but she lived a long life. over 100 yrs when compared to us.

  43. whitey July 18, 2009 7:04 am

    morning kekoa

  44. buffoman July 18, 2009 7:09 am

    I don’t know if it was asked previously. Is there possibly something going on at 1500 that has folks like Demello and the Leahys leaving? I listened to them more than the other station because of their style. it was getting a bit stale at the other station. very sorry to see the departure. May have to go back to music and reading about sports.

  45. koakane iphone July 18, 2009 7:19 am

    Morning from da garden isle. Haven’t seen any of the resident tsaiko yet very busy setting up for party. Hope to hook up before I depart.

    This Mariott is fabulous and some huge with plenty renovations going on. The hotel has been very busy and packed.

  46. SailorBlue July 18, 2009 7:21 am

    Good rainy morning Tsai-kos and Tsaikettes… Gonna be another beautiful day in paradise (as opposed to the sandbox). See you in while at breakfast for da beast…

    Slugger…don’t take nottin from nobody, eh…

  47. βρεω808 July 18, 2009 7:25 am

    Does the Garden Isle Marriott have an adequate supply ice cold beeru on hand? 🙄 😆 😯

  48. βρεω808 July 18, 2009 7:26 am

    Slugger = Tsaiko ==> No worries! 😆

  49. whitey July 18, 2009 7:34 am

    brew, thanks for the great story on kurt.

  50. Slugger July 18, 2009 7:37 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    I haven’t read the above posts, but I see my name. No time, no time…

    Off to water plants, squish slugs, and go to the Prince Lot Hula Festival all day with my Kumu & hula sistahs.

    No posters = ok

    Media guides > just provide a downloadable .pdf file and we’ll make a CD/DVD copy and we can print what we want. Don’t need no stinking paper = save the trees! save UH $

    Esme & whoooshh…

  51. d1島 July 18, 2009 7:38 am

    Okie dokie….pauhana fo nau.


    Gomen…lemme change dat to:
    If can, can. If no can, no can.

    ( Sailor Blue, I’ll translate that for you at breakfast.)

  52. koakane iphone July 18, 2009 7:40 am

    Brew trying my best to do dammage to the heine supply but some of the Kauai menehunes brew up faster than I can down um bwhaaaaaaaa

    Oh so sorry morning all

  53. madeinhawaii July 18, 2009 7:56 am

    Good morning all…

    Hmm.. no posters? Schedule posters? The kind that all the Pay-per-View joints had on their windows or walls to remind customers when and what time to return for more grinds? Not going to make a lot of F&B joints too happy. But then again, maybe they can take the pdf file to Kinkos.

    Lemme $15 a square foot… 2 feet by 3 feet = 6 x $15… auwe!

  54. madeinhawaii July 18, 2009 7:57 am

    Cheaper to convert the pdf to jpg and go to Sam’s club or Costco’s and have it printed on that thick print board.

  55. Diogenes Sinope July 18, 2009 7:57 am

    Greetings one and all!

    Last time I got a “greetings”, I found myself in uniform but I digress…

  56. Stephen Tsai July 18, 2009 8:36 am

    I’m going to miss the Leaheys and Rob DeMello because they were entertaining. I’ll also miss the competition they brought to the morning, going against Bobby Curran.
    Then again, I’m not sure if there are enough guests to sustain all of the talk shows. I mean, when sports reporters are frequent guests, well, that can’t be good.

  57. Da Punchbowl Kid July 18, 2009 8:37 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    The L&L Show and the UH posters, two of my absolute favorite things. Depressing news on both. I’m glad that we have Brew around to brighten up our morning.

  58. Stephen Tsai July 18, 2009 8:37 am

    The only trouble with making your own poster using pdf is that a lot of the stores give you that look, like you’re doing some kind of copyright infringement.

  59. Long Time UH Fan July 18, 2009 8:37 am

    For what it’s worth…

    Bobby Curran Handicaps WAC FB Teams

    1–Boise State–Outstanding Offensive Unit led by QB Moore. D looks rock solid. Toughest game will be at Tulsa. Could be headed back in a BCS bowl game.
    2–Nevada–QB Kaepernick and RB Tua pace the Offense. D returns 7 starters and should be strong up front.
    3–LA Tech–Big, nasty OL allows Bulldogs to pound the football. DLine returns intact but can they stop opponents’ passing.
    4–Hawaii Warriors–Offense may surprise some folks;QB Alexander will look like a different player this year. OLine led by Estes will be much better. This year’s receivers will be fastest group. RB Funaki and Wright-Jackson will provide some balance. Big question is the D with only two starters returning. A healthy Blaze Soares will help a ton. Road games at Nevada and San Jose State will be critical.
    5–Fresno State–Big question at QB. Look for inside running game becasue tackles are big but slow. Strength will be the D with 8 starters returning.
    6–San Jose State–Five starters return on OLine but QB Reed can be rattled. D returns seven starters.
    7–Utah State–D returns 7 starters but are undersized and vulnerable to the run. Aggies may just have to outscore their opponents.
    8–New Mexico State–Have to find new QB to replace Holbrook. Most of O & D is new but have 5 starters returning on both sides of the ball.
    9–Idaho–Problems at QB; RB position is decent. Six starters return on D but talent level is too low to avoid WAC cellar.

  60. Long Time UH Fan July 18, 2009 8:39 am

    Good Morning Warrior Nation and Tsaikos here and abroad. Another beautiful day in Hawaii Nei!

  61. Da Punchbowl Kid July 18, 2009 8:43 am

    # Southbay:
    July 18th, 2009 at 4:46 am

    UH should partner with someone to sell their posters instead of just not doing it.


    Great idea. Can we call businesses to see if they’ll co-sponsor?

  62. Da Punchbowl Kid July 18, 2009 8:47 am

    Howzit Stephen.

    Good morning LTUHF, thanks for posting Curran’s picks. And this is the guy we’ll have to listen to instead of the Leahey’s? *sigh*

  63. Stephen Tsai July 18, 2009 8:50 am

    I think the posters were underwritten by a beer company.
    But it was part of those corporate-sponsor deals where UH gets money, and some of it is used for posters. Now the money will go to other projects.

  64. mo808 July 18, 2009 8:50 am

    WTG Leonard! Wish you much success in rugby!
    Auwe about the Leahey show and no UH posters to wall paper my sons rooms!

  65. madeinhawaii July 18, 2009 8:51 am

    A 2’x3′ print on poster paper, even at my cost, would run about $20 just for supplies.

  66. Stephen Tsai July 18, 2009 8:53 am

    One of the things spared was the football team’s use of hotels the night before home games. There was a growing movement to do away with such things. In the end, it was decided that UH needed it for the late-night and pre-game meetings and video reviews.
    I know when we’re on the road, we can see the team having meetings well past midnight.

  67. djmitcho July 18, 2009 8:53 am

    Congrats to L.Peters…rugby, my second favorite sport

  68. madeinhawaii July 18, 2009 8:53 am

    Wha… Leonard Peters playing Rugby? Zounds… !

  69. Da Punchbowl Kid July 18, 2009 8:55 am

    I think doin’ away with the posters is a bad idea. If they cost 60 cents apiece to make, I’ll bet you could sell a ton of ’em at a buck apiece and make money for other projects to boot! IMHO of course…

  70. Stephen Tsai July 18, 2009 8:57 am

    Funny story about the posters:
    Two years ago, UH printed posters featuring the four stars of the men’s volleyball team. Well, one of them flunked out after the photo was taken. UH had to photoshop out the ousted player. Thing is, they had posed in a lagoon. You can still see traces of the player’s reflection in the water.

  71. Kekoa July 18, 2009 8:58 am

    Bobby Curran needs to do his homework…

    Having said that, his view of our defense may cause opponents to be totally underwares for brutal Kanack Attacks by a list of others besides Blaze.

    We just won’t say who, we’ll make it our little surprise. Hehehehe…

  72. Stephen Tsai July 18, 2009 8:58 am

    Re: posters.
    Then again, there’s the distribution problem.
    UH isn’t like Tom Moffat. It doesn’t have the manpower to go around town dropping off posters.

  73. Long Time UH Fan July 18, 2009 9:16 am

    Good Morning Bulla,

    Welcome Home to “The Beast”; Bet he’s enjoying the grindz and company at Nancy’s!

  74. Da Punchbowl Kid July 18, 2009 9:24 am

    How many posters were distributed each year? How many locations? Just wondering…

  75. mctruck July 18, 2009 9:29 am

    So, any word on what’s on the horizon for the Leahey’s???

  76. bb July 18, 2009 9:36 am

    What is the “real” story about the Leahey and Leahey? Was it a cost cutting measure?

    I enjoyed their show to open the week and to close the week. Then you had Rob and Russ on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I admit I was a sports radio whore and I would flip between both 1420 and 1500 on all days of the week.

    What I dont understand is that I would tune in to 1500 and it was national programming. No warning, no heads up. Then Rob says he’s going to leave and now the Leahey’s are gone without even a goodbye. I have nothing against Bobby Curran. I guess he will be the only show in town.

    I guess I got to get used to hearing “fire it up” every weekday morning now….

  77. mctruck July 18, 2009 9:36 am

    How’s about UH asking kokua from Hawaiian Air for free advertising space in their inflight magazine promoting UH posters and other items for sale??? Likewise, HVB and Hotels throughout the state?

  78. Ralph July 18, 2009 9:55 am

    thanks Brew great story on Wilhite and Suzuki…Wishing Wilhite a complete recovery and rehab

  79. madeinhawaii July 18, 2009 9:59 am


    DPK as UH’s Warrior “poster” boy…. I dunno…

  80. cavewarrior July 18, 2009 10:05 am

    ST: re printed media guide for football….
    I was informed before last season that the printed media guides typically given to season ticket holders was ending. Do you know what the case will be for this year?

  81. kokanea™ July 18, 2009 10:34 am

    wishing the wessai gang a hearty breakfast prayer meeting kofe hour.

    my best to the beast on his return home. know both will be good, eating and talking about tsaiko & UH stuffs.

  82. kokanea™ July 18, 2009 10:37 am

    adding my missing the L&L and rdemelo morning radio show. much better than bcurran. much more entertaining and generally informative shows.

  83. kokane™ July 18, 2009 10:38 am

    saw the a at end of name so quickly fix it so no one will think it an alias

  84. koakane™ July 18, 2009 10:40 am

    ditto again so now name is fixed

  85. 99club July 18, 2009 10:43 am

    Mahalo for the link to the article on Jon Wilhite and Kurt Suzuki. We’ve got to get these guys to the all-star game next year! We get to vote online, don’t we? 🙂

    RE: Bobby’s ‘capping of WAC teams. No mention of a new coach and system at NM St.? Seriously.

  86. addahknowjoe July 18, 2009 10:54 am

    About those posters-

    They should still make layouts and save them as PDF files. Then let the fans download and print their own if they want.

    Design it in three different sizes: Letter, Legal and Tabloid. Get design students to create them.

  87. addahknowjoe July 18, 2009 10:56 am

    kokanea! Rough night pretending to be someone else, eh? Hard fo switch back.

  88. Addahknowsports© July 18, 2009 11:08 am

    Ayyyyaaaah kokanea/kokane/koakane-

    Too early in da a.m. for beeru. Hope you having fun in dat spehcio place called Kauai. No harassing da natives. Stay out of trouble and stay away from da Ace Hardware parking lot which is just up da street from you (no moa City Mill)

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    Hiya Brew! Missed you. Did you get your unlv tix?

    Las Vegas-

    Sorry to hear about Sassy. I know what it feels like to lose a four-legged member of the family.

    Too bad about the Football posters. They were a familiar site around town.

  89. koakane™ July 18, 2009 11:09 am

    ajoe the kauai menehune fire water is hard to beat bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  90. Long Time UH Fan July 18, 2009 11:10 am

    #99 Club,

    BC did mention NMSU having a new HC in DeWayne Walker but I failed to mention that. My bad.

  91. koakane™ July 18, 2009 11:12 am

    sista lead foot have no time yet but invade latter. so far parte at sista house and now at lihue rec ctr setting up.

  92. whitey July 18, 2009 11:12 am

    was watching news and saw that the world’s oldest man died in England. He was 116 yrs. Before he died, he told everyone who would listen to him that the secret to his longevity is “WHISKEY”, “CIGARETTES”, and “WILD, WILD WOMEN”. Now he is my idol!!!!!!!!

  93. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 18, 2009 11:32 am



    at least postponed.
    Koakane is unable to come so wafan and I are going to chill out (that is a facetious statement from the sun-heated lands of west Kauai) at home for awhile.

    We may try for an EARLY, EARLY Monday AM breakfast at Dani’s.

    Stay tuned.

    Congrats to Leonard Peters!!!

    Hiya Brew!

    Hope the action is happening at Nancy’s!

  94. A-House July 18, 2009 11:53 am

    Hiya, Brew:

    your #30 – we are stuck with the travel agency’s seats for the Wazzu game and unsure where we will be sitting. Will keep an eye out for you!

    I don’t think most of us knew that you would be going to this game – lousy excuse for not inviting you to sit with the Tsaikos!!

    Will you be joining us for the Sunday tour of Undergrund City, Pike’s Market, and lunch at that “crab/lobster/shell fish place?

  95. Kazz (blkberry_storm) July 18, 2009 11:57 am

    Just missed Da Beast this morning but good to see Mr and Mrs Bulla again with the rest of da gang.

  96. 99club July 18, 2009 12:23 pm

    Long Time UH Fan-
    Thanks. I guess I’m just too keyed in to NM St. since that’s the one road game I catch every-other-year. Six-hr drive each way from home, but worth it!

  97. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 18, 2009 12:33 pm

    Hi 99club! I was just looking at yer picture da oddah day!

  98. d1島 July 18, 2009 1:34 pm

    Really nice to see everyone at breakfast/lunch today.

    The Beast looking good (the belly is really gone!) and a cool Conference Championship ring to sport!

    Mahalo to Kekoa for arranging things.

  99. lava July 18, 2009 1:47 pm

    Congrats Leonard Peters. Cool!

  100. lava July 18, 2009 1:48 pm

    Here’s hoping Chad Owens has a nice game tonight. He should be good for TDs if he sees the field.

  101. curveball July 18, 2009 1:49 pm

    Got to set next to Brashton’s grandma at breakfast…a very nice and funny lady

    The Beast looks Beastly….

  102. Garret July 18, 2009 1:51 pm

    Congratulations to Leonard Peters! The USA coach’s words of praise does not surprise any Warrior fan.

    USA 7s head coach Al Caravelli leads his team to the World Games to be played July 24 and 25 in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei.

    Caravelli has picked three players who have never played for the USA 7s team before – Ata Malifa, Colin Hawley and Leonard Peters.

    Peters is completely new, having just come back to rugby after a long period of success playing football at the University of Hawaii and then pushing for an NFL spot. He has been playing 7s with Aspen but is still a work in progress.

    “I think in retrospect I probably should have taken Dallas Robinson along on a couple of tournaments as a 12th man to use his athleticism,” Caravelli said of another crossover prospect, who is now injured. “Leonard has such speed and explosiveness he is really impressive. In addition, his professionalism and how he fits in with the team chemistry is outstanding.”

  103. chawan_cut July 18, 2009 1:53 pm

    its so hot!

  104. Kekoa July 18, 2009 2:01 pm

    Just back from some shopping after a very good bcc with the crew. Thanks all around for the turnout to welcome the Eastman Ohana to our humble side of heaven.

    Special thanks to Kazz for showing up with an extra Warrior Jack for da judge. I was facing 20 years to life if Kazz nevah bail me out!

    Gramma Pestana was there, and thank God and Greyhound for Big Wave for bringing her (and the Tsaiko’s) extra copies of the feature article on her young ‘un. Gramma told Myki that she really enjoyed talking football with the Tsaiko Ohana and wants to be included in our cc’s.

    One thing she assured me of is, when Brashton came home, she let it be known right away that she IS still the commander-in-chief. First order of the day was, “Eh Boy!…go take da trash out.” Some things just never change, like her being at fb practice early.

  105. Diogenes Sinope July 18, 2009 2:06 pm

    LTUHF: Sorry you couldn’t come to Nancy’s today. Great fun!

    Thanks Kekoa and my regards to Diane.

  106. chawan_cut July 18, 2009 2:15 pm

    would kinkos print out a full sized glossy poster if we asked? i wonder how much that would cost? thats a lot of black ink. is it also legal?

  107. lava July 18, 2009 2:21 pm

    Montreal Al……..o……..whatevahs won, but it doesn’t look as though Chad played, as he had no stats.

  108. lava July 18, 2009 2:22 pm

    Sounds good for Leonard Peters.

  109. Ralph July 18, 2009 2:28 pm

    Kat Ostermann on the mound for USA vs Japan in softball on ESPN.

  110. Kekoa July 18, 2009 2:30 pm

    Curveball brought the rainy blessings from Kalihi with him and SailorBlue bought some Guava bread from da swap meet, but nevah share wid us. Dats ok. We just run up the score for the Navy game for that little indescretion.

    Da Beast brought da Bling! His Conference Champion rock is very impressive. I’ll bet the next one will look even better! Go Bulldogs!

    No doubt that the Bulla Ohana was looking very ‘together’ today. Nice to see Lynn and family enjoying a family breakfast with all of us at a sober occasion for a change. Funny how not having Koakane around has made such a difference in that respect. Hmmm pahtna…we gotta talk.

  111. d1島 July 18, 2009 2:36 pm

    (psst, Kekoa….it’s Wildcats.)

    (tiptoeing back out ….)

  112. Kekoa July 18, 2009 2:37 pm

    Always happy to have a good report from Diogenes (the Greek Cynic). Now my day is fulfilled! Things must be running smooth in Sinope as well. Mahalo for the thumbs up!

  113. Kekoa July 18, 2009 2:40 pm

    D-1 ~ I was on a roll too!…Wildcats, I stand corrected! It’s your son who was representing the Bull Doggies today! My apologies to the Beast and his head trainer!

  114. Kekoa July 18, 2009 2:44 pm

    Rob25 and Slugger you girls missed a good breakfast without any objectional animal parts to worry about. We did talk about Oyster Kim Chee that Liz is fine tuning for the opening game T-gate, but it was just anitcipation of that happening.

    Ralph ordered French Toast for breakfast, and then ordered and ate chopped steak for lunch. Myki and Jeri had Curveball drooling over their Hawaiian plate combo for lunch!

    Pops was happy to order his usual short stack of pancakes. Good to see him enjoying regular food after 10 days of hospital yuck!

    Liz called in breaking news at noon to report that Waimea is harboring a known Tsaiko. The town is under threatcon level Bravo for the duration of the weekend. Rumor control indicates that there is a slight chance that he may have brought an accomplice from Oahu with him.

    Didn’t he mention something about being at a Marriot hotel? Hello…Security….

  115. Kekoa July 18, 2009 2:48 pm

    Time for a power nap before Diana gets back from shopping. Pops had a little fruit cup snack and is resting. Steaming a little turkey for dinner tonite. bbl…

  116. JanetOmally July 18, 2009 2:52 pm

    Tambin a considerar, puedes apoyar una buena causa, a travs de la donacin de una pieza de las actuaciones a eBay Dar Obras

  117. Ralph July 18, 2009 2:53 pm

    Kat Ostermann with 7 strikeouts after 3 innings, 0-0, USA vs Japan, bottom 3rd

  118. curveball July 18, 2009 2:56 pm

    _Myki and Jeri had Curveball drooling over their Hawaiian plate combo for lunch!

    They did not even offer me a taste…And Grandma Pestana had the Hawaiian plate but I was to scared to even look at hers…

    Nice to meet Big Wave….

  119. d1島 July 18, 2009 2:59 pm

    Having a hard time watching the softball game; the Japan girls’ cheering makes me feel like I should go inside and order ramen or something!

  120. d1島 July 18, 2009 3:01 pm


    Thanks, but I already figured out how to assemble my WarriorJack….

  121. d1島 July 18, 2009 3:03 pm

    One would have to read every one of my posts to understand the context of that last post…..even the impertinent ones!

  122. d1島 July 18, 2009 3:03 pm


  123. Bulla July 18, 2009 3:05 pm

    mahalo to all from bfast at Nancy’s this morning. great time, and mahalo for the kind words. even i was shocked with the ‘bling ring’ that the beast is sporting…he told me has more fingers for another conference and also national championship ring…we shall see.

    great meeting sailor blue also….and the regulars, sj, myki, kekoa, kazz, d1, tom, kazz, julie, big wave, pops, curveball….and anyone i missed….mahalo. i didn’t even realize that mrs. pestana was there until it was too late….many stories about lee ann at UH with coach dave, haha.

    another great time to ‘make memories’, today, and they were made. looking forward to getting together again soon, mahalo again, and blessings to all 🙂

  124. Bulla July 18, 2009 3:21 pm

    #101 Curveball,
    haha, he looks pretty good, scary lean and mean, and he keeps continuing to plead his case ‘dad, i’m fast…’ haha, we’ll see next week. good seeing you this morning by the way….hope you had a great breakfast.

    wasn’t that BLING RING something else? even i was surprised when i picked him up last night, what a joyous time, and don’t worry, i am making memories, making memories, making memories……

  125. Bulla July 18, 2009 3:24 pm

    1-0 USA vs. Japan

    that CF for Japan has a ‘GUN’, threw that girl out from 3rd by 2 steps…..and don’t you love how they say Yamada…..not Ya Mada, just yamada…..c’mon…’s 2009

  126. Bulla July 18, 2009 3:26 pm

    have a good night tsaikos, off to MC a grad party for Iolani grad, Kela Marciel…should be a good time.

    once again, mahalo for the kind words and good seeing everyone at bfast today. 🙂

  127. Jason July 18, 2009 3:35 pm

    Sounds like you guys had an awesome time today. Too bad I couldn’t make it, I had to call in sick. 🙁

  128. Kekoa July 18, 2009 3:35 pm

    Robo Janet ~
    Mejor cosa para tener en cuenta es youto a permanecer fuera de nuestro blog antes de que informe a la Cyberpolice. ¿Cómo te gustaría que pagar una multa y una gran demanda?

  129. Kekoa July 18, 2009 3:40 pm

    Robot Janet ~

    Just in case you didn’t understand my Spainish, maybe it will make more sense in Portuguese:

    Melhor coisa a lembrar é yout para ficar fora do nosso blog, antes de apresentar um relatório ao Cyberpolice. Como você gostaria de pagar uma multa e uma grande demanda?

  130. βρεω808 July 18, 2009 3:48 pm

    …and now in plan Tsaiko….

    Janet -> G O 😈 A W A Y !!! 😈 😯 😈

  131. βρεω808 July 18, 2009 3:50 pm

    😳 “plain Tsaiko… 😳

  132. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 18, 2009 3:51 pm

    Ready to escape the heat and head for son’s house for dinner and then Poipu for many exciting events of the musical persuasion.

    Latahs all, and welcome to da wessai, Bulla ohana!

  133. djmitcho (iPhone) July 18, 2009 3:54 pm

    Hope everybody is having a good day. I know I am.

  134. chawan_cut July 18, 2009 4:03 pm

    what is this thing called humidity!?!?

  135. βρεω808 July 18, 2009 4:07 pm

    …humility…??? 🙄

  136. SteveM July 18, 2009 4:16 pm

    Small group Karaoke oldies night in the Genji private room tonight at 8:00 PM (these oldies are 50’s through mid-80’s). Come down and join Peaches, Russ, and I at anytime. Grey hairs not required 😆

  137. βρεω808 July 18, 2009 4:42 pm

    “oldies” are songs, or…. participants? 🙄

  138. A-House July 18, 2009 4:42 pm

    Geeeez, with the millions the Big 10 is raking in from TV and BCS games they cannot print their media guide.

    Makes one think how the heck they spend all their annual income!

  139. d1島 July 18, 2009 4:53 pm

    Congrats to Leonard Peters!

    JMHO but if you folks play New Zealand, skip the haka 😉

  140. spike96822 July 18, 2009 6:23 pm

    peters in rugby…zooey mama

  141. rage777 July 18, 2009 8:14 pm

    ST, something is wrong with your RSS feed. It doesn’t load anymore. It was working until today’s blog. Tell you web guys to get on it.

    Thanks, I will go back to lurking now.

  142. Garret July 18, 2009 9:13 pm

    The Austin-American Statesman has BSU as the #13 team in the country to start the season.

    Coming off a spectacular freshman season, left-handed quarterback Kellen Moore should be even better as a sophomore. He threw for 3,486 yards and 25 touchdowns to help the Broncos to within two points of an unbeaten season.

    A year ago, Boise State had the Western Athletic Conference’s No. 1-rated defense – and the No. 3-ranked scoring defense in the country – but the Broncos lost all but two starters from their front seven.

    Boise State’s most-promising NFL prospect appears to be cornerback/punt returner Kyle Wilson. The school has had just one player taken in the first round of the NFL draft – offensive tackle Ryan Clady was selected by Denver as the 12th overall pick in 2008.

    Wilson has been projected by ESPN to be a first-rounder in 2010. An All-WAC defender, he led the team with five picks last season and returned 33 punts for 470 yards and three touchdowns.

  143. Garret July 18, 2009 9:13 pm

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

    2-year-old boy (he recently turned 3) drove his battery-powered toy truck into a river and somehow survived an 8-mile trip down the river. Amazingly, he was unharmed and the toy truck still works!

  144. Stephen Tsai July 18, 2009 9:14 pm

    I’ll pass it along, although I have no idea what an rss feed is.
    Then again, it’s Saturday. Only the sports department, copy desk and my brother are here.

  145. Garret July 18, 2009 9:14 pm

    Serbian woman was hit by lightning…and it cured her heart arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) problem! She is expected to live much longer now because she was hit by lightning!

  146. Garret July 18, 2009 9:14 pm

    A small town (3,800 residents) in Canada is being relocated a mile away so that a mining company can get at the gold deposits under its streets and houses. More than 6 million ounces of gold lie underneath the town, so the mining company is moving the buildings a mile away and has promised to build them a state-of-the-air school and community center, golf course, and the mining will create hundreds of jobs.

  147. Garret July 18, 2009 9:15 pm

    Survey of Canadian executives found that 20% of the executives felt that a single typo would cost a potential employee a job!

  148. Garret July 18, 2009 9:15 pm

    Ohio scientist developed a car that is powered by pee.

  149. Garret July 18, 2009 9:16 pm

    Free play links pau.

  150. Garret July 18, 2009 9:18 pm


    RSS feeds allow external readers (such as Google Reader) to be used. I use that to show me when a variety of websites have a new article or blog entry…you don’t have to go to the website anymore, Google Reader or other programs show you every site you monitor and all the articles or posts you haven’t read yet.

  151. will-i-am July 18, 2009 9:20 pm

    I wonder how many lurkers are follow Tsai? I was a lurker from the beginning. I am getting a little more talkative and maybe one day I will get around to popping into a Tsaikos get together.

  152. Slugger July 18, 2009 9:37 pm

    Aloha, gang!

    Glad everyone had a great morning at Nancy’s. I had pastele w/ rice & beans (Spanish rice, I think they said), then kulolo from the B.I., which was not as good, not even close, to MsLiz’ neighbor’s on Kaua’i. Lots of hula, but … not as many people there as I have see at Moanalua Gardens in past years. You can see the effect that the economy has on visitors & the events that the kama’aina go to. Maybe 1/3 – 1/2 the number of people there as I’ve seen in the past. So, nobody wen cock-a-roach space on my mat, Kekoa.

    The guys in Kaleo Trinidad’s halau! oh,my! I could see a number of them as wide receivers, not bulky like OL or DL, but muscle definition… And Warriors! When the first young man danced “Hole Waimea”… Wow! You could see why Kamehameha conquered the islands. Tsaikettes woulda loved watching these men dance.

    Wonder what Leonard Peters looked like when he performed at the Polynesian shows? Good luck to Leonard playing rugby!

    Lots of fun being with my Kumu, her husband & my hula sisters today. We got up and danced during the kanikapila ending segment of the program. Felt like I never left them. Always in my heart.

    Back to football…

  153. Stephen Tsai July 18, 2009 9:48 pm

    I’ve become a lurker on my own blog since they sometimes forget to invite me to parties.

  154. al July 18, 2009 9:51 pm

    st, ask mike if he was on his bike in palolo a week or so ago.

  155. djmitcho July 18, 2009 10:07 pm

    What a day. An all day bbq with good friends. The only thing that could beat that would be an all day party with the Tsaikos.

  156. Slugger July 18, 2009 10:12 pm


    When are you laying over in HNL? I have your Warrior Jack ball.

  157. Slugger July 18, 2009 10:14 pm

    Congrats to Liana Green-Wright, Mrs. Hawai’i!

  158. oxtail soup July 18, 2009 10:27 pm

    Interesting article about the QB situation in DC…

    “If Campbell and the team falter, there’s curiosity over Colt Brennan getting his chance in the waning weeks.”

    …although I hope Colt gets his chance sooner than later.

  159. djmitcho July 18, 2009 10:28 pm

    Wednesday August 5

  160. djmitcho July 18, 2009 10:34 pm

    I also had the pleasure of meeting 2 former UH athletes today who are currently living in the area. Allen Allen and his wife, former UH Women’s BB player Melissa Barker. Both were incredible and humble people.
    And the college pastor at my church is Booby Moore who pitched for UH in ’93-95. This is really a small world after all

  161. al July 18, 2009 10:54 pm

    oxtail soup….nice read thanks.
    meanwhile, you’ve made me hungry for some kapiolani coffee shop.

  162. Kekoa July 18, 2009 10:54 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    July 18th, 2009 at 9:48 pm
    I’ve become a lurker on my own blog since they sometimes forget to invite me to parties.

    ST ~ *They* published the Bulla Breakfast call twice a day for several days! The only thing *They* haven’t done yet is figure out a way to put it in Braille!

  163. Kekoa July 18, 2009 10:58 pm

    Slugger ~ Glad you enjoyed the Prince Lot Festival. No cockroaches?! It was prolly because of the rain huh?

    Did you invite ST??

  164. Kekoa July 18, 2009 11:11 pm

    ST ~ Ok…I know why you are upset. Ralph sent a personal invitation to Roysan16 and WarriorFanny2.

    I will have to scold Ralph for not sending one to you, because I cannot accept the blame for this oversight. Why?…because I have already reached my daily quota of ‘1’ mistake – which I apologized to D-1 for earlier today.

  165. d1島 July 18, 2009 11:14 pm

    (tiptoe-ing in)

    (pssst…Kekoa….ahhhhh….Linfield is the Wildcats, too. 🙂 )

    (tiptoe-ing out)

  166. d1島 July 18, 2009 11:15 pm

    Congratulations Mrs. Wright! Your hubby is a fine fella.

  167. Kekoa July 18, 2009 11:19 pm

    Al ~ Wait until you taste my Oxtail soup! It’s as close to Kapiolani tasting as I can make it.

    Kinda like my Lomi Salmon, it’s all about big chunks of Ox and very little tail…combined with the finest ingredients I can find to bring out the flavor enhanced broth made wit da greens ‘n gravy. Simmered to perfection and eaten with a side of German Brot. MMMmmmMMM!!

  168. d1島 July 18, 2009 11:22 pm


    Sounds ono!

    I ate too much today…heck! I eat too much every day!

    But today was a good day!


  169. Kekoa July 18, 2009 11:23 pm

    D-1 ~ I’m over my quota for the day! I’m in worse condition that my Pops! I’m losing it…sheesh, I need help.

  170. Kekoa July 18, 2009 11:29 pm

    D-1 ~ Thanks for pulling me back from the edge! Wait till I tell you what happened here on the ranch this eve. It will convince you of the kind of problem I’m having with my memory bank.

  171. al July 18, 2009 11:42 pm

    kekoa…..the next tailgate is just around the corner. would the boss’ teriyaki roast pork be a nice complementary dish to that oxtail?

  172. al July 18, 2009 11:49 pm

    whoa….that lomi salmon of yours.

  173. Kekoa July 18, 2009 11:49 pm

    Absolutely Al!!

  174. whitey July 19, 2009 12:02 am

    kekoa, i going give you some salmon and you can make the lomi for the tsaikos. deal??????

  175. whitey July 19, 2009 12:03 am

    and we hit 175

  176. whitey July 19, 2009 12:05 am

    good night you all

  177. wafan July 19, 2009 12:11 am

    A peaceful Sunday to everyone!

  178. LizKauai (iPhone) July 19, 2009 12:12 am

    177 back from Poipu. What an adventure!

  179. wafan July 19, 2009 12:12 am

    Congratulations to Big C and SteveM!!!

  180. wafan July 19, 2009 12:13 am

    Hey, Liz!

  181. LizKauai (iPhone) July 19, 2009 12:13 am

    Wafan, that was sneaky!

  182. wafan July 19, 2009 12:14 am

    I need to learn to walk.


  183. wafan July 19, 2009 12:21 am

    Liz . . .

    Please, I prefer the word . . . uh, yeah, sneaky works.

  184. LizKauai (iPhone) July 19, 2009 12:25 am

    Sweet Warrior Dreams

  185. Kekoa July 19, 2009 12:36 am

    Whitey ~ I hope when you awaken, you read this.

    Sorry I missed your post…lost power for a little while. About that Salmon, you got a deal my friend!

    Also let me know when you want to go Salmon fishing in Alaska again so I can alert my son up there to take you with him on the Kenai.

  186. Ralph July 19, 2009 12:57 am

    now the question, did ST pass over my post? I hope that was an oversight and not a regular occurrence…

  187. Kekoa (iPhone) July 19, 2009 1:20 am

    Ralph ~ Maybe ST is losing it. He must not be taking his meds. Wena…help us out here.

  188. BigWave96744 July 19, 2009 1:48 am

    Aloha folks…
    Great to see old friends and meet new one’s at Nancy’s…

    The Beast’s Ring could have fit on ring and middle finger (taped together). Glad to catch up with him before he, bro, and sis had to depart.

    Great to meet Mrs. Pestana and talk about her Alvis, Crash, Liko, and Chanteal..

    I only wished I could have partaken in the feast… The fuud looked so ono I was thinking about it too much and missed the freeway entrance toward Waianae side and thus I had to drive all the way through Waipahu Town and caught every single light… I thought I saw Homey at every intersection (no not in a brokeback kind of way)..

    Waterpark with NewWave was fun.. We went close ’em down..

    Bulla and Ohana… See you in our Father’s House in a few hours..

  189. BigWave96744 July 19, 2009 1:55 am

    Tell Allen Allen that our Castle High 25th class reunion is on Saturdaya Sept 26th. Same place as the 20th (Kaneohe Marine Base Officer’s Club)…

    BTW1 at the 20th, Allen was voted something like most celebrated/visible/popular classmate along with Dr. Ligaya Stice (former Miss Hawaii ’89 and NE Patriots Cheerleader).

    BTW2 The “A-Bomb” also a great singer and once sang the National Anthem at a HS Assembly

    BTW3 “Double A” was known more as Basketball and Football player in HS. Boys Vball wasn’t that big back then in HS.

  190. Kekoa (iPhone) July 19, 2009 2:28 am

    BW96744 ~ Thanks for taking a detour to Nancy’s. You were there long enuff to go ahead and have breakfast with us. But I understand why didn’t. Good daddy!

  191. BigWave96744 July 19, 2009 3:55 am

    Was thinking if Mrs. C and/or SteveM shared their Colt Cards:
    – would KoaMahu have to fight with the Tsaikettes on who gets one of the 4 Queens?
    – would Chawan_Cut need to out do Homey as the Joker?
    – and I suppose
    — Ace of Diamonds = D1
    — King of Clubs = SteveM (King of Club Genji)
    — 7 of hearts = Midori7
    — 9 of clubs = 99club or is it club99
    oh and when all the cards are distributed, cheepono will sadly say, “Cheepono out”

  192. Garret July 19, 2009 4:32 am

    Article about 6’3″ grayshirt walkon WR Bennett Nicola. It sounds like Bennett recruited UH instead of the other way around, as he chose UH because of Academics (excellent Marine Biology program).

    Acrobatic catches were the norm for the spindly Glenwood Springs High School graduate, a major cog in the Demons’ march to a state football title in 2008.

    “He’s just a good athlete,” said former Glenwood quarterback Dakota Stonehouse, who’s tossed many a pass in Nicola’s direction in recent years. “He has all the tools and everything that you need to have. If I threw it high or I threw it low, he’d go get the ball. He had the ability to make the plays.”

    The sure-handed receiver’s coordination and athletic ability certainly seized the attention of coaches at the University of Hawaii, where last month he successfully tried out and made the football roster as a walk-on.

    “I originally went over there just for a high school camp,” Nicola said. “When I got over there, they said don’t even worry about the high school camp. I did seven-on-seven with the college guys — quarterbacks and receivers — for three days. I went into the coach’s office and talked to him and he said I made it.”

    “I was really nervous about my size,” Nicola admitted. “Once I saw the guys, they weren’t too big. They were really fast. Once I got out there and started playing with them, it felt good catching the ball.”

    Coaches assured Nicola that, once fully entrenched in Hawaii’s lifting program, the muscle will come.

    Nicola brings plenty else to the table. And he’s been selling his qualities to Hawaii’s coaches for some time now.

    “I continually kept calling the past year, keeping in touch,” he said, “making my name known.”

    Hawaii’s been Nicola’s target for some time. The school offers his major of choice — marine biology — and a highly competitive football program.

  193. d1島 July 19, 2009 6:35 am

    Great Morning All!

    Hope erryboddy has a wunnah-ful day!

  194. Live Bingo July 20, 2009 1:34 am

    thaks keep posting keep up the good work.

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