Video coordinator leaving UH

The Warrirors suffered a significant loss when video coordinator Ryan Biesemeyer accepted a coaching position at Texas Lutheran. Biesemeyer will be in charge of the running backs.
Biesemeyer would produce “cut ups” that would allow the coaches to digitally access videos of plays based on down-and-distance situations and coverages. He was skilled enough that the coaches, on road trips, would have cutups of the game to review on the return flight to Hawai‘i.

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I’m thinking former UH linebacker Chris Williams would make an excellent successor to Biesemeyer. Williams already is on the video staff. He’s talented. And, most of all, he’s not afraid of heights — a requirement for shooting from that video tower.

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Congrats to Joyce Antonio Kong gave birth to a second son, Kekahupono..
Joyce, a former UH softball star, is the athletic department’s director of tournaments

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Say hi to the lovely Gina Grimes, a (silent) blog reader and the mother of UH softball catcher Katie Grimes. Gina is in town for this week’s Chevron Spring Fling tournament.



  1. Committed Road Warrior March 12, 2009 9:58 am

    First! Best of luck to Ryan in his future!

  2. djmitcho March 12, 2009 10:04 am

    Top 5 Baby! Good Luck to Ryan

  3. cheepono March 12, 2009 10:04 am

    2nd! cheepono out.

  4. katsa48 March 12, 2009 10:04 am

    good morning folks!
    top 5! wheeeeee.

  5. SteveM March 12, 2009 10:09 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Best of luck to Ryan Biesemeyer!

    My first reaction was “video editor” to “coach”? But there must be an interesting background story here.

  6. al ™ March 12, 2009 10:10 am

    best wishes to you young man!

    that video guy is a key player in the preparations for the weeks to come.

  7. koakane iphone March 12, 2009 10:21 am

    Top 10 babe

  8. SteveM March 12, 2009 10:22 am

    Tsai-ko requests for UH-UNLV game tickets through Rich2176 should go directly to him starting today.

    I have handed off the ticket request data I have collected via Surveys 1-3 to Rich2176 and he will be contacting you as things develop. email Rich at: rich2176 (at) yahoo for new requests.

    Survey 4 (and last) will be up soon to continually collect RSVP numbers for the Friday night bash, Saturday restaurant tailgate, and optional buses. Also ETA and hotel/lodging location so Tsai-kos know where each other are in Vegas (maybe same hotel).

  9. AlaWaiPipeLayer March 12, 2009 10:23 am

    T10! Good Luck and God Bless, Ryan.
    Was this the position that Coach Brian Kajiyama held in the past?

  10. Stephen Tsai March 12, 2009 10:24 am

    This is the position that Lopaka had.

  11. Stephen Tsai March 12, 2009 10:26 am

    In review:
    Biesemeyer became Lopaka.
    Mike Smith succceeded David “Happy” Gilmore, who succeeded BrianK.

  12. Stephen Tsai March 12, 2009 10:27 am

    Backstory: Biesemeyer always wanted to coach.
    There are no coaching vacancies at UH.

  13. d1島 March 12, 2009 10:30 am

    Good Luck to CoachBiesenmeyer!

  14. kapakahi March 12, 2009 10:33 am


    Didn’t Chris Tormey succeed Ikaika Malloe as a full-time coach? I think that you meant to say that former Raven LB Mike Smith succeeded David Gilmore.

  15. Kekoa March 12, 2009 10:36 am

    Would the Princess be able to handle the rigors of being the next videographer…and still be the co-host of the Wai-Sai show?

    Or would this cause her co-anchor to demand a 10% pay raise and more face time? Stay tuned…

  16. Stephen Tsai March 12, 2009 10:38 am

    Hey, you’re right.
    Mike Smith is the new Happy, who was the new BrianK.

  17. Rich2176 March 12, 2009 10:38 am

    Good morning everyone.

    First some sad news. While at the hotel in Fresno this past year, I met 4 Warrior Fans – all women. Turns out one of them went to RHS w/ Stephen and Margo. She was planning a trip out to L.A. with her daughter and I was able to get them tickets to Idol. Well, her husband emailed me that she suffered a brain aneurysm last night. She’s in serious, but stable condition. Please include her in your prayers.

    I’ve been busy. My dad was scheduled for hip replacement surgery a couple of weeks ago. The night before the operation, the surgeon didn’t like the way his EKG looked. Long story short, he’s now making several visits to the cardiologist. Things seem to be fine, and all my dad keeps saying is “this hip thing is a pain in my a$$”.

    Finally, I’ve got a call into the Director of Athletic ticketing at UNLV. Once I hear back from him, I’ll post the information here and forward it to SteveM for his website. I’ll contact everyone individually once things are settled down with work and my dad.

    I spoke to Terry Brennan the other day. He plans on being at Pro Day in a few weeks. That’s a true fan!!!

  18. Stephen Tsai March 12, 2009 10:40 am

    Rich2176 also will be at Pro Day.

  19. Jason March 12, 2009 10:40 am

    Mack would always speak very highly of “Biese” at Nā Koa luncheons and whatnot. Hope he does well at Texas Lutheran.

  20. Stephen Tsai March 12, 2009 10:42 am

    Nick Rolovich tried to give Biesemeyer the nickname “Bunk.”
    It just never stuck.

  21. Stephen Tsai March 12, 2009 10:44 am

    I remember several years ago when a UH receiver drew $ signs on his wristbands.
    I asked why.
    He said: “That’s my nickname. Money.”
    But he kept dropping passes. So his teammates called him “Cement,” as in “hands of …”

  22. da princess' classmate March 12, 2009 10:46 am

    morning all. hopefully da weather stays dry 2nite, wanna c what our bball team can do against Loyola. jkramer’s been doing a great job as the opening nite starter, what happens if/when jared alexander becomes fully healthy. good problem to have for coach trap

  23. al ™ March 12, 2009 10:46 am

    does leila need help carrying her video equipment?
    i could be the “lugger”.

  24. da princess' classmate March 12, 2009 10:48 am

    LOL, reminds me of “don’t throw it to stonehands”

  25. MeiLing March 12, 2009 10:48 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Congrats to the new Coach B!

    Ho’omaikai to the new Mom! Great to know Gina, the Mom, is in town.

    Off to walk around Honolulu town…
    Esme & whooosh….

  26. homey ℞ March 12, 2009 10:50 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Thank you to the anonymous person who paid for our lunch and after lunch beer and pupu.

    Good luck new coach Ryan!

  27. da princess' classmate March 12, 2009 10:51 am

    lots of good games already going down in the conference tourneys, next 2 months should fly by w/ march madness, the start of MLB, pro days, the draft, and spring practice

  28. homey ℞ March 12, 2009 10:53 am

    Is it me or do Ryan’s look alike?

  29. d1島 March 12, 2009 10:55 am

    “Hi!” Gina Grimes.

    Congratulations to the parents of the newborn!

    If I had a Receiver on my team who wanted to be called “Money” I’d be worried. With the way it seems to slip thru my fingers, he wouldn’t last long!

    Hmmmm…getting kinda hungry….

  30. (Jesse)James March 12, 2009 10:56 am

    Good morning again to all….gotta wooooosh for a bit…BBL

  31. al ™ March 12, 2009 11:04 am

    alexander has had two starts in recent weeks and has done well. trap limited his pitches to 55 the past outing. this week he is scheduled to go 75 pitches.

    things are looking up for the baseball bows. kramer has done well also and just needs more run support.

    i am guessing that a healthy alexander will end up as the series ending pitcher, who could be as important as the opening nite starter. pitchers are a fragile bunch, so you don’t want to mess with their heads, i wouldn’t even think of moving kramer from opening night.

  32. Garret March 12, 2009 11:15 am

    Best wishes to Coach Biesemeyer!

  33. homey ℞ March 12, 2009 11:16 am

    Isn’t gigi a silent blog reader now?

  34. Garret March 12, 2009 11:18 am

    Former UH GA and coach (plus high school coach in Hawaii) was just selected to be a head coach at this Florida high school. He coached for 17 years straight until taking this year off to coach his daughter’s elementary school’s golf team.

    The football selection committee at Palmetto Ridge High School has recommended Dan Newbrough to be the next head football coach for the Bears. Newbrough began coaching football at the school when it opened in 2005, most recently as the defensive coordinator for the 2007 season. This past season he took time off to help coach his daughter’s elementary golf team.

    Newbrough has 17 years of coaching experience; three at the college level and 14 at the high school level. Newbrough was a graduate assistant coach at the University of Hawaii from 1991-92, a graduate assistant coach at the University of Kansas in 1992 and then returned to Hawaii in the 1993-94 seasons. Beginning in 1994 he coached at the high school level at three different schools in Hawaii and Indiana and was on-board at Gulf Coast High School as the defensive ends coach for the 2003-04 season.

  35. Garret March 12, 2009 11:19 am

    Fans of the Hawaiian Islanders might recognize a couple of names here.

    The Stockton Lightning of the arenafootball2 league announced kicker Kimo Naehu, WR Tim Wilkins and WR Andre Taylor have been assigned to the team by the af2 League Office.

    Naehu, 29, is the most senior player on the Lightning roster with six years of af2 playing experience and his 38 field goals are tied for fourth on the af2’s all-time list. The 6-foot, 215-pound kicker is reunited with Lightning head coach Chad Carlson, who were former members of the Hawaiian Islanders (2002) and has also previously suited up for the Austin Wranglers, Quad City Steamwheelers and San Diego Riptide.

    Last season, Naehu spent four games with Austin and was an all-af2 kicker (second team, National Conference) in 2004 with Hawaii, when he ranked third in the af2 with a 77.6 PAT kick percentage and tied for eighth in the league in kicker scoring with 98 points.

  36. kapakahi March 12, 2009 11:20 am


    What were you were able to find out possible local high school walk-ons prospects to UH for next season?

    I hear that Castle Black Knight Kawehi Sablan is going the JC route, but that teammate OLB Kevin “KJ” Aipia is probably still available and undecided.

    Any interest from UH on Shawn Putman-Curry (Radford)?


  37. Garret March 12, 2009 11:21 am

    Former UH commit expected to sign with Kansas.

    Kansas added a commitment from a three-star juco linebacker this week and, should he sign, JonBon Watts of Butte College (Calif.) would become the 25th athlete of the 2009 recruiting class. reported that Watts, 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, visited campus last weekend and attended the men’s basketball game against Texas. Originally committed to Hawaii, Watts opted not to sign with anyone on signing day. All signs point to that changing soon.

    “In the last week I got calls from Utah, Washington, and Nevada,” Watts told the website. “But I don’t think it matters after my visit to Kansas. The facilities were great and so were all of the coaches. I had a great time with Angus Quigley who was my host. I’m done with everything and I want to go to Kansas.”

    Watts is already graduated and told he hopes to arrive on campus in June.

  38. Garret March 12, 2009 11:26 am

    Colorado is *not* happy that they might have to scramble to find a game, especially since ESPN was going to televise their game against Miami (Ohio).

    The Colorado football program hasn’t played many games in the past against teams from the Mid American Conference, and based on the way that league is handling its current business with the Buffs, there probably won’t be many in the future.

    Colorado and Miami (Ohio) agreed to a home-and-home series on the football field three years ago with the second game scheduled for six months from today on Sept. 12 in Oxford, Ohio. CU won the first game 42-0 in Folsom Field in 2007.

    As of late Wednesday afternoon, Miami officials were not able to say with any clarity what the status of the game actually is. Ditto for Mid-American Conference officials.

    Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn is clearly frustrated with the situation and has taken to answering all questions about it by saying, “As soon as I know, you will know.” reported that Miami has moved its game with Northwestern from Sept. 5 to Sept. 12 (the day it plays CU) to allow it to play Kentucky in Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati on Sept. 5. Miami officials would not confirm the game with Kentucky will happen either.

    The game contract with Miami calls for a $750,000 cancellation fee should one school decide against playing the game. Further complicating matters is getting Big 12 and MAC television partner ESPN to agree to televise potential games.

    Bohn said a significant reason why Colorado entered the agreement to play and home-and-home series with Miami in the first place was because ESPN officials pledged to televise the return game in Oxford this year.

    So CU is waiting on Miami and the MAC to help it with a suitable replacement game such as Toledo or Bowling Green and it is holding ESPN to its original promise to give the Buffs national television exposure no matter who they play. CU earns significant money through the Big 12 Conference for playing nationally televised games.

  39. Loa March 12, 2009 11:29 am

    morning gang!

    continued prayers for Florida Ted and a speedy recovery

  40. Garret March 12, 2009 11:30 am

    Survey of sports bloggers found some interesting information about the bloggers. Here are a couple of the results:

    QUESTION: How old are you?

    26-35 49%
    18-25 31%
    36-45 15%
    46-55 5%
    Over 55 0%

    QUESTION: How much revenue did you generate (from all income sources) in 2008?

    $1-$1000 33%
    $10,001-$50,000 18%
    $1,000-$5,000 13%
    $0 13%
    $5,000-$10,000 10%
    $50,001-$100,000 2%
    More than $100,000 2%

  41. Loa March 12, 2009 11:33 am

    good luck Ryan
    congrats Joyce
    hiya Gina

    homey ℞ – its you

  42. Loa March 12, 2009 11:34 am

    Garret – looks like they never survey the Tsaiko’s

  43. homey ℞ March 12, 2009 11:36 am

    Loa – jojo will be picking our practice dates.

    Interesting that most bloggers are young and broke.

  44. Loa March 12, 2009 11:38 am

    homey ℞ – copy that, did i read wednesday or thursdays?

  45. stacyj March 12, 2009 11:39 am

    Hello Everyone!

    From yesterday’s blog:
    # WarriorMojo:
    March 11th, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Other former UH players I’d like to know about now:

    Mark Odom
    Aui Fitisemanu
    Itai Sataua
    Uriah Moenoa
    Steve Lehor
    Phil Austin
    Robert Kemfort
    Anthony Edgar
    Chris Roscoe
    Dane McArthur
    Jeff Sydner
    Shawn Olivado
    Ikaika Curnan
    Carl Kenneybrew
    Nicky Clarke (anyone remember him? #21. Coulda been great until he got hurt. Was SID for awhile)

    We used to see Ikaika all the time here in Kona because he would fly over to visit his aunties and grandma (who live up the street from us). Saw him right after Thanksgiving at a block party and he was still working for Hawaiian Air (in Honolulu) throwing bags. He seems to be doing really good. Next time I see him, I’ll ask him to visit the WB.

  46. homey ℞ March 12, 2009 11:42 am

    Loa – yes, you did read that.

  47. Willie March 12, 2009 11:44 am

    Thought that JonBon Watts not signing with Hawaii was a mutual agreement with Coach Mac. Reason given was having a young child or children in Florida and did not want to be away from his kid(s). Was supposed to sign with a Florida school.

    My geography knowledge says that Washington, Utah & Nevada not very close to Florida. Kansas is in the midwest but not what I consider a close proximity..

  48. Garret March 12, 2009 11:44 am


    The survey was for the people who run the blogs, not the bloggers themselves, so it would just be ST surveyed. ST doesn’t fit the typical blogger in their survey because he’s married and I don’t think he’s paid any extra for his blog–hopefully that changed because he bring in money for the Advertiser!

    You are correct that the Tsaikos have a number of members in that 55+ category…

  49. Loa March 12, 2009 11:44 am

    homey ℞ – ok, thanks, anyone else? i’m sure sj and myki will be there

  50. Garret March 12, 2009 11:46 am


    My memory of Watts’ situation and my sense of geography agree with you! The article mentions how Watts wants to be able to get immediate playing time and doesn’t mention any need to be close to children in Florida.

  51. Loa March 12, 2009 11:53 am

    Garret – my bad, i thought the survey was of the bloggers.
    and ST is not a typical blog host anyway,
    wonder how many blogs get this much hits a day

  52. duffer March 12, 2009 12:01 pm


    Any cc on Maui? Haven’t had a good meal since you visited last. When is your next business meeting here?

  53. kapakahi March 12, 2009 12:02 pm

    Everyone else see the irony here?….that Ryan Biesemeyer is leaving UH to coach running backs at Texas Lutheran.

    SO….who’s the UH assistant coach…or GA…in charge of coaching the UH running backs (to replace Gerke)?


  54. homey ℞ March 12, 2009 12:04 pm

    kapakahi – Smith?

  55. SailorBlue March 12, 2009 12:09 pm

    Loa – I would guess that the average blogger age is about the same as the blog hosts. Most bloggers are the tech savvy younger crowd. Most of the older crowd can’t even spell blahger :-)… present blogger company excepted…

  56. Ralph March 12, 2009 12:32 pm

    kapakahi didn’t someone mention former OL coach smith as the rb coach….didn’t mac mention this on the video with wai and tsai

  57. Loa March 12, 2009 12:39 pm

    SailorBlue – 🙂 i know what you mean, it takes me forever to type with only my pointer fingers, good thing my brain works just as slow

  58. Kekoa March 12, 2009 12:46 pm

    Howzit Loa ~ Almost time to report for practice!

    SaliBlue ~ I hope Navy comes to town ready to rumble in da jungle later on in da season.

    Homes ~ The mystical Mabu Hai Money Man wen pay for your chocolate meat?…Whoa dats spooky! 😈

  59. Kekoa March 12, 2009 12:47 pm

    Whoops, so sorry…“SailorBlue”

  60. Stephen Tsai March 12, 2009 12:48 pm

    Re: Jon Bon.
    Reason I was told was it was a mutual decision, although Jon Bon really wanted to come to UH and verbaled here.
    In hindsight, I’m thinking that it was felt Jon Bon needed to spend more time with his family.
    Sometimes decisions are made for a player’s own good, even if the player doesn’t recognize that.

  61. Loa March 12, 2009 12:50 pm

    Kekoa – howzit, yep, please let us know your practice plans too!

  62. kapakahi March 12, 2009 1:00 pm

    JMHO but re-assigning Brian Smith to be UH running backs coach is kinda similiar to when Wes Suan was assigned the title of the Offensive Coordinator under JJ.

    UH running backs coach might be his new position title, but realistically Brian is probably a 2nd Oline coach under Gordie Shaw.

    If he’s truly gonna be the running backs coach, JMHO that it’ll probably more OJT for Brian…probably even more so than last year was.

  63. homey ℞ March 12, 2009 1:10 pm

    Kekoa – Dat’s shrite! The money person paid for my chocolate meat as well as the others meats. We were wondering where you were (wow, that’s a lot of “w” words). There was also a store grand opening next door and they were giving out samples of mini lumpia and ice cream cones. I had 2 cones, al and d1 went store browsing, and koakane stood in the ice cream line for over 15 minutes checking out an ice cream cone being eaten by a very good looking female.

  64. Ralph March 12, 2009 1:11 pm

    you’re right Kapakahi he starts as an apprentice as he should…to bad it didn’t start before last season…we need journeyman coaches to be competitive…coach mac’s hype and positive quotes can not make up for experience coaching..

  65. Kazz March 12, 2009 1:13 pm

    Damn! Was Biesemeyer tired of all the “Fat Bastard” (Austin Powers movie character) taunts from the team as he stood shirtless in the hot sun on game days up on that tower?

  66. Ralph March 12, 2009 1:13 pm

    how come koakane wasn’t in school…

  67. roysan16 March 12, 2009 1:14 pm

    Re-Fan friendly zones, players celebrating after the game with fans

    Continuing the debate on having UH players being fan friendly after the football game has a lot of public relations and bonding value for the fans and kids…I agree. And it’s agreeable it looks good, I’ll concede. But speaking from an athlete’s prospective, too, I think when a player(s) play hard for 60 minutes and battles, sometimes it’s hard walking off the field. The body and mind are expended. Sure unscripted waves and nods of appreciation from the players should be forthcoming toward the fans, but to set a time after the game for “fan friendly zone”, more scripted and enacted by administration and coaches, is hard and taxing on the players IMO. To see players mingling and signing autographs, I’d feel sorry for, because I know how tired they’d be. Very tired. And it wouldn’t be fair to place this burden or another assignment on them, IMO.

    People should also remember that for the players by the time the game is over it’s likely been a long day, maybe upwards of 14-15 (or more) hours. With a 6 P.M kick off, arriving 2 hours before the game-the players have pre game meetings, stretching, taping, rubdowns…etc. then taking to the field for the pregame calisthenics,stretching, agility drills and position drills lasting at least another 30 mins. Add an abbreviated stretching and calisthenics at intermission…then the games it self which can last 3 hours or more..and/or 60-70 plays…plus with a loss of 5-10 pounds of water weight to some players…and it’s very exhausting and tiring by the time the game is over for them… now it’s about 930-1000 PM…keep in mind that the players are probably have been waking up early in the morning-7 AM or so-…and who knows what preparations individual players entail from the time they wake up until they arrive at the stadium, but I’d think all this daylong preparation is draining, too….and I tell you it’s a long extended day for the players, or for anybody. And…then to place another assignment on them, like mingling, socializing and celebrating with fans after the game in a “fans friendly zone” ? No, I’d say, mercifully, for the players.

    For letting them breath in the company of their team mates, letting them look into the eyes of their team mates and coaches after the game instead of being in a “fan friendly zone” is more forthcoming to *them*…and this creation of bonding after doing battle in a game should supercede the loss of a negative image of not choosing to have a “fan friendly zone” after the game, IMO.

    …It’s a day where the players see things at a quicken pace, fast heart beat, adrenaline rush, butter flies,and worry that’s combined with a lot of grueling physical exertion. Add to this the contusions, tackles, blocking and running for 60-70 plays and it’s a very, very exhausting day for the players, I’d say repeatedly,.. to stress this point and to argue that the players are tired.

    And people shouldn’t see it as not as a slight by the team, coaches or administration as being insensitive to the fans, especially the little ones, if they took into consideration of what a long day these players have gone through…and IMO it shouldn’t be extended longer for the players to sign, mingle, celebrate etc with fans when the welfare of the players should supercede of what, if and, ifs and or buts of what negative images it might project in the absence if they choose not to mingle.

    Besides there’s other designated times, and a lot more appropriate times, for the players come down from the stage and to be personable. And they do.

  68. homey ℞ March 12, 2009 1:49 pm

    roysan16 – Basically you are saying let the players be, they’re tired…right?

  69. Kekoa March 12, 2009 2:04 pm

    roysan16 ~ It’s all about being in the moment for both the fan and the player.

    As a player, there was nothing more exhilarating than coming off the field or court to high fives, yes! More often than not it was fleeting, again, for both fan and player.

    It’s all about creating the zone for both the player and the kids (fans) to slip thru on their way out of the stadium to share that brief moment as they pass by each other to acknowledge the spirit of sport.

    I think the players who feel that need to give of their time (CB/RJM) will do it gladly. The ‘tired’ and or injured will shoot straight for the lockers, no doubt. It’s still a matter of choice. All we’re asking is, why does there have to be an army of security types to block that from happening?

    roysan16, do you remember what it was like at the termite palace back in the day? After a ball game, friends and family came down from the stands to mingle with the players usually with a quart of ice-cold juice or water. That was Hawaii’s field of dreams for many youngsters.

    Maybe we can’t go home again, but we can at least try to come closer, even coach Mack agreed to that. He understands what it takes to build a fan base.

  70. KapoleiWarrior March 12, 2009 2:09 pm

    I agree with you Roysan. Many of the players will be exhausted by the time the game is over and in the case of a tough loss or a game where they didn’t play well, many may not be in the mood for any forced or scripted interaction with the fans. My suggestion is that they remove that “cap” or roof that is above the home team’s tunnel into the dressing room. I remember when they put those things on it was for a good reason (people throwing things down on the Cincinnati players as they exited the field). But I don’t think that would be a problem on the home side. I’ve had season tix in the lower level of the South Endzone for many years now and I’ve observed over the years how many players would stop there at the entrance of the tunnel and throw things up to the kids (wristbands, chinstraps, ect) who were lining that area that is now covered up with that roof. It was also prime high five territory as even the players who didn’t stop would often slap palms with the kids who reached their hands out. (I guess nowadays it would be a fist bump since that seems to be the jocular greeting of current times) I know my daughter got 2 wristbands, a recievers glove, and many, many high fives that way, completely thrilling her each and every time. No pressure on the players to participate but the opportunity was there and many did.

  71. letsgowarriors March 12, 2009 2:17 pm

    Shawn Putnam-Curry, Nick Maafala, Kenny Ellis, Miah Faatoafe and KJ Aipia top my walkon list.

  72. letsgowarriors March 12, 2009 2:23 pm

    completely forgot about farrington safety james smith as well.

  73. Kekoa March 12, 2009 2:37 pm

    KapoleiWarrior ~ Even if it came to just something that simple for the fans & players, it’s a good thing.

    Most of the time the players are available after practice, and are relaxed and able to be accomodating. If parents were more aware of this and made time to come out and watch…bingo! Better yet!

  74. homey ℞ March 12, 2009 2:37 pm

    letsgowarriors – Ahhh, James Smith, great athlete! Do you remember the other Farrington LB, not Fehoko…he was pretty good too!

  75. letsgowarriors March 12, 2009 2:42 pm

    isaiah iuta. he is a stud. signed with AZ Western, but Doris said he is trying really hard to qualify, and if he does he should be in and out of AZ western in 1 year….hopefully to UH.

  76. homey ℞ March 12, 2009 2:45 pm

    letsgowarriors – Yeah! That’s the guy! IMHO, he had better instincts than Fehoko. Maybe it’s the position he played. I don’t know but he seemed to always be around the ball.

  77. labrat March 12, 2009 2:53 pm

    homey he is a very good pass defender and often covered receivers. Very athletic and a lot of range.

  78. labrat March 12, 2009 2:55 pm

    Gov also have soph lb who is really good too.

  79. letsgowarriors March 12, 2009 2:56 pm

    soph LB is Justin Vele.

  80. labrat March 12, 2009 3:02 pm

    yes he is.

  81. homey ℞ March 12, 2009 3:02 pm

    You guys have a roster in front of you? 😆

  82. chawan_cut March 12, 2009 3:03 pm

    skiing is fun.
    when you don’t fall.

  83. homey ℞ March 12, 2009 3:06 pm

    chawan – surfing is fun too! Wanna try?

  84. Kekoa March 12, 2009 3:09 pm

    chawan_cut ~ Stick to the bunny slope, or just ride the snow tubes down the bunny trails. Wear your orange jacket so they can find you. Good thing you can yell real loud!

  85. labrat March 12, 2009 3:14 pm

    Snow plow.

  86. Nalani March 12, 2009 3:37 pm

    Gotta give a shout out to Al who was my lunch date today. It was the first time I had Salmon Kama and it was VERY ono. Ate too much, and enjoyed the conversation. 2 other mystery men showed up as well. Cannot reveal their identies at this time.

  87. homey ℞ March 12, 2009 3:42 pm

    That’s 2 days in a row al was a lunch date!

  88. Mad Dog March 12, 2009 3:44 pm

    I always thought athletes should “thank” the audience for attending the games by joining them for a short period after each game. This gesture was much appreciated by my young daughter many years ago. Instead of running to the locker room, the men’s volleyball team always walk around the arena following each game. My daughter took the opportunity to obtain their autographs. Fine young men like Costas Therocharidis, Eyal Zimet (my daughter’s favorite), Tony Ching, and Vernon Podlewski were, indirectly, great role models for my daughter. By simply acknowledging my daughter’s autograph request and waving to her, she learned good life lessons of hard play, effort, and dedication to the sport and to the fans. Their love of the game transferred to her as she participated in club and high school volleyball. As a father, I appreciated what the players passed on to my daughter during her young, impressionable years.

  89. Nalani March 12, 2009 3:58 pm

    Homey, so I guess you were the other date yesterday?

  90. chawan_cut March 12, 2009 3:58 pm

    tried surfing once out at waikiki with those junky rental boards. didn’t know what i was doing.

  91. wafan March 12, 2009 4:26 pm

    Bye Ryan!

    Welcome Kekahupono!

    Get better F-Ted!

    Get better anonymous lurker!

    Welcome home Curveball!

  92. Jason March 12, 2009 4:31 pm

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  93. wafan March 12, 2009 5:09 pm

    Kekoa . . .

    I agree. It is exactly what all of the CTE (Career and Technical Education) people have been saying for years. The application and relevance is critical. When we do ratios and proportions in graphics the kids will tell me now it now makes sense They really do not care to figure out how many pounds of pecans (cost $0.39/pound) and walnuts (cost $0.12/pound) you can buy if you only have $2.14. But, have them figure out the percentage of reduction or enlargement of an original and now they are interested. Or have them use the inverse-square to figure out lighting for their still-life photo. We even used to balance chemical equations when I taught wet photography! The kids loved it because I never told them it was math or physics or chemistry. It was just a way for them to see what was happening.

    Better still when was the last time any of us really had to use the slope-intercept formula at work (aside of our resident engineers, that is). Have the kids figure out the slope on a roof line or build a stair way. Duh. It makes perfect sense to them. Now it is important.

    Truthfully. If our English teachers actually taught English I would not have to teach the kids how to do research papers or how to write a technical paper or how to use the APA, 5th edition style. My question to them is always, “When are you going to teach photography and graphics in your English class?”

    Kids do learn in different ways and at different speeds. Why not? As adults we learn and do things at different speeds and abilities, too.

    But, then. I am preaching to the choir.

  94. Jason March 12, 2009 5:28 pm

    When I tell my kids some of the research that I’m doing, they ask me, “That’s math?” Case in point, the report I’m writing right now (literally right now) is about jan ken po (a.k.a., jan ken pon or rock paper scissors). You wouldn’t think that such a game is about math, but we can use game theory to calculate the best strategy for such a game. If I’m playing you for money, I want to make sure that I earn as much as I can (or lose as little as possible)!

    Okay, break time is over. Back to writing.

  95. SteveM March 12, 2009 6:21 pm

    Tsai-ko requests for UH-UNLV game tickets through Rich2176 should go directly to him starting today.

    I have handed off the ticket request data I collected via Surveys 1-3 to Rich2176 and he will be contacting you as things develop. email Rich at: rich2176 (at) yahoo with any NEW requests.

    Tsai-ko LAS Survey 4 is now online to continually collect RSVP numbers for the Friday night bash, Saturday restaurant tailgate, and optional buses. Also ETA and hotel/lodging location so Tsai-kos know where each other are in Vegas …maybe same hotel. 🙄

  96. al ™ March 12, 2009 6:21 pm

    i wouldn’t exactly call homey a lunch date. yikes. more like lunch competition because we competed at the buffet line.

  97. al ™ March 12, 2009 6:24 pm

    nalani….a bet is a bet.

    boy, that couple sitting on the next table thought you were cheating on shelton or what? but, you are welcome and was nice talking story like that. i didn’t realize how much you knew about football, awesome.

    mahalo for the cd.

  98. al ™ March 12, 2009 6:24 pm

    those two ryan’s sure do look alike.

  99. addahknowjoe March 12, 2009 6:27 pm


    Just got back from judging this years CTE Skills-USA promotional bulletin boards. Man, these kids are laden with talent. This years competition was the best by far. Any of the top 5 could have gone onto nationals and represented Hawai’i well.

    If anyone happens to be down at the Sheraton Waikiki, go upstairs and take a spin by the foyer in front of the ballrooms and check out our island school talents!


    There’s an awesome rocking chair made by one of the students.

  100. al ™ March 12, 2009 6:39 pm

    yah, i need to get some stuff done in maui.
    lets see….inspect tasty crust, tiffany’s, etc.

  101. koakane± March 12, 2009 6:50 pm

    good evening tsai-ko getting chilly now

    off to catch an aja bball game. last night was a slug feast actually not much pitching so the phrase last touch down win applied. finall score 17-13 sheridan over waialae.

    pssss al fyi sat next to princess all night no need carry bag either

    esmeeeeeeeeeee and whoooooshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  102. brew808 March 12, 2009 7:03 pm

    ESPN – #20 Syracuse 110, #4 UConn 110, now headed into OT #6!!! 😯 😯 😯

  103. brew808 March 12, 2009 7:05 pm


    The WB has been kind of slow recently… 😯 😐 😀

  104. LK (GC) March 12, 2009 7:14 pm


    RE: your 10:44 a.m. post this morning,

    Brian Gordon.

  105. brew808 March 12, 2009 7:15 pm

    Hiya stacyj! You don’t visit us much anymore – two posts in 3 months I think? You’re almost in the same pseudo-lurker status as…. uhfan808! 😆 I miss your blog posts. I hope you and the ‘ohana are doing well…. 😀

  106. brew808 March 12, 2009 7:21 pm

    Okay… looks like UConn is running out of gas. Wait – they still have a chance. 🙄

    Wow – plenty of hoop upsets! I guess anyone can win the MBB tourney this year….Oh except for UH and the holas. 😯 😀 🙄

    Nope it’s over. Top 2 seeds in the not-so-big-East, and mediocre-12 lose…. 😆

  107. Stretch March 12, 2009 7:22 pm

    yahoo sports top 100 draft prospects.

    45. DE David Veikune, Hawaii
    Possesses a deceiving first step off the edge and has the power and natural leverage to get under tackles and shed blocks.

  108. brew808 March 12, 2009 7:24 pm

    Any new report on Florida_Ted? We’re still pulling for you 100%. I don’t know if you’re into KK’s – but I’m sure SteveM would be more than happy to set-up a KK with you as the headliner on you next visit to the 808. 😆

    Nice to see curveball back in the 808 too! 😀 :mrgreen: 😆

  109. brew808 March 12, 2009 7:26 pm

    Hmmmm…. I was just reading about….. “stretch marks”…. someplace…. 😆 🙄 😕

  110. Ralph March 12, 2009 7:48 pm

    congratulations to Emma Friesen for winning the zone E 3 meters diving championship in Austin, Texas…qualifies her for the ncaa championships next week….she already qualified for the 1 meter diving championship….

  111. Ralph March 12, 2009 7:55 pm

    Bears up 4-0 top first, three home runs from the first 6 batters…freshman pitchers are getting their baptism in D1 softball

  112. Colomaohana March 12, 2009 8:07 pm

    brew808: #109 hahaha…I wunda wea??? Uh…yeah, I stayed away from that one…I not THAT stupid! hahaha…C’mon….7 kids?? Please! Do I HAVE to even say…..Geeezzz….

  113. jm2375 March 12, 2009 8:20 pm

    Good evening Tsai-kos!! Hope you’re all staying dry and warm.

    Howzit brew. Wait till next year for da Hoyas and UH. Kinda frustrating to say the least. Oh well…. 😕

  114. Stretch March 12, 2009 8:25 pm

    UH Baseball up 5-0 end of 6th inning.

  115. d1島 March 12, 2009 8:35 pm

    Did I mention I had a great lunch today? And for the second day in a row it was gratis?
    Mahalo Al.
    Excellent company today, too.

    Early start tomorrow.
    Sleep tight all of you paraskavedekatriaphobics.



  116. Jason March 12, 2009 8:57 pm

    Seven pages into a 4-5 page paper, and I haven’t even started on my main material yet. Well, almost there …

    I think SailorBlue might be interested in this once I’m done. But it’s still very, very rough. Only a draft. I’d be honored if he read it some day. He might be one of the few who get it. 😀

  117. brew808 March 12, 2009 8:57 pm

    Hiya Colomaohana! My belated… welcome to the WB!!! It’s always nice when the Mom’s come to visit. I think you’re here more often than the E person. Although, there’s certainly has been A LOT of whooossshhhiiinnggg going on lately! 🙄 😆 😯

  118. Garret March 12, 2009 8:59 pm

    Looking at Miami’s depth chart, Bess seems to be in a decent position (unless Miami drafts a WR high in the draft).

    WR – Greg Camarillo (injured), Davone Bess, Anthony Armstrong

  119. Garret March 12, 2009 9:00 pm

    Looking at Miami’s 3 interior OL positions, I can see why they would want to hold on to Samson even if they do not plan to have him start next season. Both of the guards they expect to start ended the season injured.

    LG – Justin Smiley (injured), Andy Alleman, Shawn Murphy

    C – Jake Grove, Samson Satele

    RG – Donald Thomas (injured), Joe Berger, Ikechuku Ndukwe

  120. Garret March 12, 2009 9:01 pm

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

    Breakthrough advance in battery manufacturing could lead to smaller, lighter batteries that can be charged in seconds! This would be an amazing advance for cell phones, cameras, hybrid or electric cars, and so many other devices.

  121. Garret March 12, 2009 9:01 pm

    North Carolina State researchers are working to get woodchips into a substitute for coal, using a process that is greener, cleaner, and more efficient than burning coal. North Carolina spends more than $4 billion a year importing coal while woodchips are plentiful. About half of North Carolina’s forest are not adequately thinned and could produce wood products if managed properly, while all coal has to be imported.

  122. Garret March 12, 2009 9:02 pm

    Medical schools are rapidly expanding because there are warnings of doctor shortages and applications to medical schools are way up despite how the economy in general is struggling.

  123. Garret March 12, 2009 9:02 pm

    Google is about to launch Google Voice, which would provide free web telephony to users. Free calls within the US, the ability to route calls to selected devices, and the ability to use it on mobile phones could change a lot of things in the wireless industry.

  124. Garret March 12, 2009 9:03 pm

    Amazing photos about the 2-hour fight that this diver had with a shark, where he fought the shark when it appeared to be about to attack his friend.

  125. Garret March 12, 2009 9:03 pm

    Free play links pau.

  126. brew808 March 12, 2009 9:03 pm

    Re: 121 – same problem… CO2

  127. brew808 March 12, 2009 9:06 pm

    Very, very few US born new MD’s ….

    Some say “plastics”, IMHO – smart $$$ is on “batteries”….. 😯 😀

  128. brew808 March 12, 2009 9:07 pm

    I love those Momo posts….. There are some pretty good ones from the “kid” too! 😆 😯 😀

  129. brew808 March 12, 2009 9:10 pm

    Re: #124 – Sorry, but IMHO…. that shark story sound a little… fishy! 🙄 | 😯

  130. brew808 March 12, 2009 9:11 pm

    jm2009 – Victoria, and the gardens in Spring! 😀

  131. brew808 March 12, 2009 9:16 pm

    IMHO – the video presentations, and the “Recon”/information gathering & billboards (like BrianK put together) are some of very effective prep tools we don’t hear enough about, or give enough credit to these unsung staff members. 😐 😯 😀

  132. Garret March 12, 2009 9:17 pm


    So funny! I do love all of the Momo posts also…

    The wood thing at least burns cleaner than coal and avoids the need to transport all that coal from long distances.

    The US population will need a lot more doctors with the aging population and longer life spans…it is good that the medical schools are expanding to meet that need and I hope UH’s excellent medical school expands also.

  133. brew808 March 12, 2009 9:22 pm

    My belated props for the most recent version of the Wai&Tsai show. I don’t know if it was Coack Mack being your guest, and putting everyone at ease…. or just the growth of the show and the hosts, but this was the best production so far. Even the audio levels were pretty good. We were able to hear the Princess throughout the show, and the guy w/ the glasses didn’t drown her out like previous episodes. Even the “chuckling” was kept to a minimum! Good job- and good show, and excellent content! Mahalo! 😀

  134. Garret March 12, 2009 9:27 pm

    Regarding the education discussion earlier today in the blog, I agree that having the material be presented in a way for students to be able to relate to it is VERY important!

    My students hated learning about Fourier Transforms, especially since I went over some really hard material in that area. The first time I taught that subject as part of a communications class, I saw how some just couldn’t get into the math there. So, I explained how Fourier Transforms can be used for noise cancellation and can make cars seem quieter even when the engine isn’t any quieter…and the students actually caught on to the material then!

    Later in that class I taught probability, as that is an essential part of communications theory. I made sure to give lots of examples of that so that the students could relate–flipping coins (every teacher uses that), poker odds (some students seemed to relate to that subject a little too well!), and counting cards in blackjack. My students really learned the subject matter well once they were properly motivated!

    For communications channels and fading, I explained the reasons why we have dropped cell phone calls. Sadly, everyone could relate to that, especially 5-10 years ago!

    When I go over math things with Faith, we don’t do any boring memorization stuff. We relate each math exercise to things she sees in her daily life and she picks things up much quicker that way.

  135. brew808 March 12, 2009 9:27 pm

    Hi Garret!!! Hair sure seems to grow well in SoCal! Maybe it’s they mist the air with something in D- and L-land(s). 😆 😯 😀

  136. Garret March 12, 2009 9:29 pm


    I’ve really been enjoying the WB Show also. The guests have been great, the video segments are very well done, but what really makes the show is the hosts.

    I felt bad for submitting such a long question with so many parts to it last week, but I owe Jake Ingram thanks for patiently answering each question!

  137. brew808 March 12, 2009 9:30 pm

    Yup – nothing like tying math (and other subjects) to real life problems and experiences…. 😀

  138. Garret March 12, 2009 9:33 pm


    Hi! It is amazing how Mika’s first hair cut ended up being her donating her hair to Locks of Love! She really hated the tangles in her hair when it was so long (I should know since I shampoo both girls hair and have to deal with the tangles), but she was determined to wait for her hair to grow long enough to be donated.

    Faith will be able to donate her hair again sometime next year–so, it seems to take less than 2 years for her hair to grow 10 inches or more.

  139. Garret March 12, 2009 9:36 pm

    Faith got really interested in watching football when I made each play a mini-math problem for her. She knows that the offense have 3 plays to go 10 yards before having to punt, and she computes how many yards left after each down. She also loves to compute how many points each team will have after a TD, FG, or extra point. She calls FGs or extra points “kicking the ball between the U”.

    It got her to watch a half of a Warrior game with me, which I thought was great. Most of the games are after her bedtime, so I don’t get that chance often.

  140. Garret March 12, 2009 9:38 pm

    I can’t believe that I just had an e-mail exchange from a lawyer with a big defense company…that woman is working late tonight! At least we finally finished the NDA and other agreements. I can go to sleep now…

  141. MeiLing March 12, 2009 9:40 pm


    Wood pellet stoves have been in use for a while utilizing sawdust & small diameter trees. Sure would like to see more countries minimize coal emmissions. Thanks for the article. Interesting shark article & pics too.

    Night all.

  142. brew808 March 12, 2009 9:41 pm

    One more thing – I think K-doc requested you do some research on past Warriors that left without playing out their 4-5 years. That might be interesting…. and I am curious about some of these former UH student/athletes…. but really – I’m more interested in the student/athletes that stick it out and strive to succeed despite being away from their family and childhood friends. That’s why I liked Jake Patek, Mouton, Adam Leonard, Malcolm Lane, the Aussie guys. How about Spencer Smith from Ga – what makes him stick it out all the way here in the middle of the Pacific – with little PT too? 😀

  143. brew808 March 12, 2009 9:44 pm

    Good night to MeiLing, Garret, and all of Tsaiko Nation! 😀

  144. roysan16 March 12, 2009 10:07 pm


    Great submit.

    DV 45/100 is really surprising. To some I guess his stock is rising.

    About a week ago on 1420, Artie W. was interviewing JJ about Warrior players on the upcoming NFL draft…and the one player he mentioned more so than others- that after collaborating with GMs around the league- was that he thought Ryan M picked up some added value after the recent combine. And I would agree. Of the other players looking at FA he said the main goal for them was for them to get into camp first and then to show their abilities throughout camp. About DA he didn’t add to what has been already said. So it was indeed surprising (and perhaps deservingly for DV) to read his name at 45 th among such elite athletes.

    On that same list I see the USC LB Ray M at #8 and I see his stock dropping. On some publications he dropped into the twenties, which I wouldn’t be surprised if he was picked latter. I like the other USC LB Clay M instead. San Joses’ DE Gilbert at 28 might not be a surprise because this guys huge and he put up some good numbers at the combine. I saw Hawaii born player Max Unger somewhere in the mid thirties. But what was surprising to me the Oregon State CB absent from this list. Remembering correctly Coach Mack on a call the coach show said these guys should go very high in the draft–and I would agree, too.

    For all the UH players their Pro Day is about three weeks away so here’s wishing them well as they feverishly try to extend their football careers.

    Researching the source of this article on Yahoo- National Football Post (or something like that) I don’t know how valued and reputed their opinions are but any notice to DV posted nationally would hopefully be fortuitous to him of greater things to come. Wow, this upcoming draft is going to be exciting. Go Warriors.

  145. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 12, 2009 10:11 pm

    Nitey nite, brew808!

  146. J March 12, 2009 10:12 pm

    Been hit or miss lately. Anyone going to watch volleyball at UCSD this weekend?

  147. Stephen Tsai March 12, 2009 10:40 pm

    UCSD has been on a roll lately.
    Beat UCLA and USC, barely lost to Pepperdine.

  148. Cindy/Cenn March 12, 2009 10:46 pm

    Goodnight, all! : )

  149. Stephen Tsai March 12, 2009 10:47 pm

    shouldn’t you say, hi, before you say, bye.

  150. bighilofan2 March 12, 2009 10:48 pm

    Hi ST

    bye ST

  151. bighilofan2 March 12, 2009 10:51 pm

    wuddya tink ah dat idiot Rock Sta last Sat nite?
    kinda bolla buuza to me. 😀
    like I’m supposed to laugh at his jokes about us? 👿
    wea is uc2 now. 👿
    innuda wurds, get idiots in all colors.

    an das a fact. yessiree blah lah!

  152. homey ℞ March 12, 2009 10:53 pm

    Goodnight Cindy/Cenn! I’ve been lurking all this time waiting for you to write goodnight.

  153. J March 12, 2009 11:01 pm

    I might try to go on Saturday to UCSD. Doubt I’ll make it there for tonight’s (Friday) game…dinner might still be going on…

  154. homey ℞ March 12, 2009 11:29 pm

    Good night to all.

  155. Jason March 13, 2009 12:00 am

    I just remembered, djmitcho asked about having a NCAA tourney pick’em league. Of course, we’ll have one! And yes, Stretch, you can enter again.

  156. wafan March 13, 2009 3:25 am

    A cheerful Friday the 13th!!! Where are those black cats, ladders, . . .


  157. wafan March 13, 2009 3:28 am

    bhf2 has been sleeping in lately. Must have choked his chickens for making too much noise in the morning.

  158. wafan March 13, 2009 3:30 am

    Forgot to post this earlier in the month.

    This is National Noodle Month! Eat lots of noodles!!!

    And, it is Women’s History Month, too!!!!! Some of guys have a history with women. Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha!

  159. d1島 March 13, 2009 3:38 am

    Great Morning All!

    Howzit wafan 🙂
    Quiet night here, eh? Wat happen to da night shift?

    Good job of battling to the end by BaseBows.
    Maybe can check ’em out tonight.

    Have a good day erryboddy!


  160. Stretch March 13, 2009 4:12 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Congratualtions to JD who just completed one year on the job.

  161. Kekoa March 13, 2009 6:41 am

    Stepping cautiously onto the soapbox on a Friday the 13th morning.

    Good Aloha Friday Morning Tsaiko Villagers! Come out, come out, wherever you are!

  162. djmitcho March 13, 2009 6:54 am

    Good Morning Tsaikoland! I hope everyone has an exciting and fun filled weekend ahead.

  163. djmitcho March 13, 2009 6:54 am

    Good Morning Tsaikoland! I hope everyone has an exciting and fun filled weekend ahead.

  164. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 13, 2009 7:09 am

    Nitey nite and Sweet Warrior Dreams… (per #149)


  165. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 13, 2009 7:11 am

    It’s my Granddaughter Lilu’s first birthday today 😆 😎 😆

  166. Garret March 13, 2009 7:12 am

    Amazing that the first swing this 62-year-old woman took on a golf course resulted in a hole-in-one!

    Unni Haskell, a 62-year-old native of Norway who moved to St. Petersburg last year from Stamford, Conn., took two months of golf lessons and decided she was ready to hit the course.

    First hole of her life. First swing on a course. Hole-in-one.

    “I didn’t know it was that big of a deal,” she said. “I thought all golfers do this.”

    Sopka, a PGA member since 1998, has seen a lot as a teaching pro, but he has never seen this and probably never will again.

    “She stood there and I could tell she was thinking about her grip and posture and everything,” he said. “Then she makes her swing and hits it about 75 yards in the air. It kind of trundled up to the green and I’m like, ‘Go in! Go in!’ And then I go crazy, screaming and yelling. I give her a big hug. She didn’t believe me.

    “Then I said, ‘Unni, here’s the problem. There’s nowhere to go from here but down.’ ”

  167. Buffoman March 13, 2009 7:13 am

    I may have missed a few blogs but there were several with regard to the possibility of some boys returning to the State to play for the Warriors. Solomon Koehler (sp?), etc.,

    I don’t mind it if these are simply rumors, I’d like to know if someone has a pipeline to such information as I’m sure it would affect the scholarship status (availability of those) as it stands. The source of those rumors also help to tell whether they have some basis or are simply hopeful speculation. Seems that beyond ST, Pride appears to have a finger on the pulse.

    So, can anything be divulged?

  168. SailorBlue March 13, 2009 7:14 am


    Morning Tsai-kos and Tsai-kettes…

    Re: #116


    March 12th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Seven pages into a 4-5 page paper, and I haven’t even started on my main material yet. Well, almost there …

    I think SailorBlue might be interested in this once I’m done. But it’s still very, very rough. Only a draft. I’d be honored if he read it some day. He might be one of the few who get it.”

    I’de be glad to take a look…but don’t make it too long…might make the brain hurt using muscles that I haven’t used in a while.

  169. Garret March 13, 2009 7:15 am

    Article about how some economists and newspaper executives predict that *every* city with two newspapers will be down to 1 or 0 by next year…not good news.

    “In 2009 and 2010, all the two-newspaper markets will become one-newspaper markets, and you will start to see one-newspaper markets become no-newspaper markets,” said Mike Simonton, a senior director at Fitch Ratings, who analyzes the industry.

    Ad revenue, the industry’s lifeblood, has dropped about 25 percent in the last two years (by comparison, automotive revenue for Detroit’s Big Three fell about 15 percent during the same period, although it has accelerated recently), and that slide, accelerated by the recession, shows no sign of leveling off in 2009.

    Web sites like Craigslist have been to classified ads what the internal combustion engine was to horse-drawn buggies. The stock prices of most newspaper publishers have dropped more than 90 percent from their peaks.

    And magnifying the problem, for many chains, is a heavy burden of debt that they took on, mostly in a spree of buying other newspapers from 2005 to 2007, just before the bottom dropped out of the business.

  170. Garret March 13, 2009 7:16 am

    We’ve seen this firsthand when ST has mentioned Advertiser employees being laid off or taking retirement packages.

    The steady trickle of downsizing that sapped American papers for almost a decade has become a flood in the last few years. The Los Angeles Times still has one of the largest news staffs in the country, about 600 people, but it was twice as big in the late 1990s. The Washington Post had a newsroom of more than 900 six years ago, and has fewer than 700 now. The Gannett Company, the largest newspaper publisher in the country, eliminated more than 8,300 jobs in 2007 and 2008, or 22 percent of the total.

    On Wednesday, The Miami Herald, once the celebrated flagship of the Knight Ridder chain, said it would trim an additional 19 percent of its already diminished staff.

  171. Garret March 13, 2009 7:21 am


    Doris at PIAA is a solid source of information, as she talks directly with parents and recruits. She mentioned that Solomon Koehler wasn’t going to transfer to UH.

    No he is not home sick. He is doing well.

    Dad just told me he is “making some noise and looking to break into the starting lineup” as a redshirt freshman next season.

    He has no plans on transferring.

    The rumors started months ago about this but there is apparently no truth to it. If you want the truth rather than rumor, just ask mom or dad. They’ll let you know.

  172. Garret March 13, 2009 7:25 am

    This DT from Aiea has offers from several schools but so far no offer from UH…but I’m hoping that UH will offer soon. I don’t know why UCLA, UNLV, Colorado, Idaho, Arizona State and Oregon would be mentioned as seriously recruiting him and UH not go after him hard too. Maybe he isn’t a fit with how Mac wants smaller, faster players on the DL?

    The defensive tackle in question is Lawrence Lagafuaina (6-1.5, 310, 4.9) from Aiea, Hawai’i. The talented defensive tackle earned second-team all-star and all-state honorable mention. There are those who feel he should have earned first-team on teams.

    Lagafuaina has already secured offers from UCLA and UNLV. He is also getting serious recruiting attention from Colorado, Idaho, Arizona State and Oregon. It is a safe bet that there will be more interest in Lagafuaina, sooner, before later.

  173. Garret March 13, 2009 7:30 am

    Jesse Sapolu’s son committed to Cav at Oregon State, but he has a UH offer and is keeping his options open.

    Roman Sapolu is the first 2010 commitment for Oregon State

    His dad, Jesse Sapolu, was an ironman in the NFL, spending his whole career with the San Francisco 49ers. He played in 182 games from 1983 to 1997, starting 154 games. In addition, the elder Sapolu collected 4 Super Bowl rings.

    And now Roman is looking to carry on the torch of the family name in football. Last week he received his first college offer from Oregon State. Less than 12 hours later, he made a verbal commitment to become a Beaver.

    “I was recruited by O-line coach Mike Cavanaugh,” said Sapolu. “I’m real excited to learn from him.”

    “I go to a local community college everyday after school and work on techniques with my Dad,” said Sapolu.

    Even with the commitment, other schools are still after him. His Dad’s alma mater, Hawaii, stepped into the ring earlier this week with an offer. ASU, UCLA, Colorado, UNLV and Washington State are other schools that have shown interest.

    Sapolu will be headed to the Nike Camp at USC next month, where he is sure to attract even more attention.

    While solidly committed to Oregon State, Sapolu is keeping his options open.

  174. Garret March 13, 2009 7:31 am

    Back to work now…Buffoman asked for some recruiting info so I figured I should post some.

  175. Pride. March 13, 2009 7:36 am


    March 13th, 2009 at 7:13 am

    The source of those rumors also help to tell whether they have some basis or are simply hopeful speculation. Seems that beyond ST, Pride appears to have a finger on the pulse.

    So, can anything be divulged?

    Sorry Buffoman, the only info that I ever get is from whatever Al tells me. Then I am sworn to secrecy or risk getting killed.

  176. SailorBlue March 13, 2009 7:39 am

    Happy Friday the 13th!

    Here are Five Friday-the-13th fun facts:

    1. Fear of Friday the 13th – one of the most popular myths in science – is
    called paraskavedekatriaphobia as well as friggatriskaidekaphobia.
    Triskaidekaphobia is fear of the number 13.

    2. Many hospitals have no room 13, while some tall buildings skip the 13th
    floor and some airline terminals omit Gate 13.

    3. President Franklin D. Roosevelt would not travel on the 13th day of any
    month and would never host 13 guests at a meal. Napoleon and President
    Herbert Hoover were also triskaidekaphobic, with an abnormal fear of the
    number 13.

    4. Mark Twain once was the 13th guest at a dinner party. A friend warned him not to go. “It was bad luck,” Twain later told the friend. “They only had food for 12.” Superstitious diners in Paris can hire a quatorzieme, or professional 14th guest.

    5. The number 13 suffers from its position after 12, according to
    numerologists who consider the latter to be a complete number – 12 months in a year, 12 signs of the zodiac, 12 gods of Olympus, 12 labors of Hercules, 12 tribes of Israel, 12 apostles of Jesus, 12 days of Christmas and 12 eggs in a dozen.

    Hope everyone has a good Friday 😀

  177. Garret March 13, 2009 7:44 am

    By the way, Stanford has apparently made *147* offers for 2010 recruits already!

  178. owen-16 March 13, 2009 7:48 am

    great game going down in the acc tourney b/t unc/vatech.

    oh and good morning all

  179. homey ℞ March 13, 2009 7:50 am

    And I get my info from Pride. I’m also sworn to secrecy or risk getting squished.

  180. jojo ® March 13, 2009 7:59 am

    Stretch? Are you here?

  181. homey ℞ March 13, 2009 8:02 am

    Stretch is on the pink side.

  182. Colomaohana March 13, 2009 8:12 am

    Good morning!

    #117: Mahalo for the welcome, brew808! Das okay…betta’ late than never, eh?! hahaha…

    Yup, E is busy making sure everyone on the Pink Side is behaving! Although, she NEVER has to worry about me…..I promise……

  183. Uce2 March 13, 2009 8:19 am


    Is there something you wish to discuss?

  184. Stretch March 13, 2009 8:24 am

    jojo – i am back. got your message, it is up to the bosses, info was sent to them

  185. homey ℞ March 13, 2009 8:24 am

    Uce2 – Long time no see! How you doing?

    I think bhf2 was talking about Dwayne Johnson’s skit on Saturday Night Live.

  186. Kekoa March 13, 2009 8:42 am

    Shout out to Angela Morales, Nalani’s excellent pahtna in song.

    To balance our critique on the education of our keiki, Angela is doing her part to help. Her expertise in the production of “Out of the Woods” is a positive part of the education experience she brings. It opens tonite at the Kapolei HS Performing Arts Center.

  187. (Jesse)James March 13, 2009 8:45 am

    Good morning Tsaikos….pretty busy today but will be dropping by as much as I can…

    Big C, what??? E doesn’t have to worry about you??? Aiyaaaaahhhh…I think you’re the Stretch of the pink side you instigator….LMAO……

  188. homey ℞ March 13, 2009 8:54 am

    (J)J – And you are the male counterpart of Big C on the pink side.

  189. (Jesse)James March 13, 2009 8:57 am

    Homey…LMAO…eh, so where can I pick up this synthetic oil at???

  190. Colomaohana March 13, 2009 9:01 am

    I take that as a compliment, (J)J!

    And, mahalo, homey!! FOR ONCE, I get a “back up” from you….

  191. Kekoa March 13, 2009 9:09 am

    Villanova squeaks out a one point victory with a buzzer beater over Marquette and moves on to the Semi’s in the Big East.

  192. March 13, 2009 9:15 am

    Howzit, Kekoa!

  193. duffer March 13, 2009 9:45 am

    Breakfast CC at Tasty Crust for the Maui scrimmage…..

    A section has been reserved for the Tsai-kos beginning at 7:00 AM till whenever. Drop by after getting off the plane/ferry before the scrimmage. For the Maui Tsai-kos, anytime after 7:00 AM

  194. roysan16 March 13, 2009 9:47 am

    Re-Listening to 1420 w/ Artie and Al Davis

    Best quote, Al Davis saying, “You can’t take mules to the Kentucky Derby”.

    Artie, on Nash, “He has to stop being a nice guy”.

    Al Davis, “It takes five years to turn things around”.

    “I don’t know about these players, they’re not like us; for example they’re talking pizza and partying after a loss”.

    Al Davis, “The WAC is weak, and UH is weak”.

    Artie later in the show, “The major programs are recruiting for 2011, now”.

    And…he goes on to say that the UH recruits the same, the same JUCO, the same type of athletes…and they should instead broaden their recruiting areas.

    Listening to the show, I was very impressed with the basketball knowledge of Artie, Al and even the callers. It’s really good…the show.

  195. duffer March 13, 2009 9:47 am

    Should I post the CC on the “pink side” too? 🙂

  196. roysan16 March 13, 2009 9:47 am

    Great, last again. Missed out.

  197. bingo play live March 24, 2009 8:27 pm

    that would allow the coaches to digitally access videos of plays based on down-and-distance situations and coverages.

  198. jimmy March 31, 2009 4:34 am

    It doesn’t take skills to be able to have the game ready to view on the plane. Every team in 1-a football and even some in 1-aa that spends a decent amount of money can do that, not because of the video guy but because of the video system they are paying for.

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