Ray Hisatake to (video) chat at noon

Today’s guest is offensive lineman Ray Hisatake. Today’s co-host will be Esme Infante-Nii, head of the hawaiimoms.com. Show starts at noon. Please join us.

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Word on the street is that Nate Ilaoa will be assisting in some capacity this spring.



  1. sjmacro March 24, 2009 7:57 am


  2. truegreen March 24, 2009 8:01 am

    2 yay!

  3. AlaWaiPipeLayer March 24, 2009 8:02 am


  4. AlaWaiPipeLayer March 24, 2009 8:02 am

    K Den 3

  5. sjmacro March 24, 2009 8:02 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos 🙂
    ST I have a photo for David Veikune. where’s the show at?

  6. ai-eee-soos March 24, 2009 8:02 am

    Samson Satele will do well in Oakland.

  7. kaimiloa March 24, 2009 8:03 am

    Top 10

  8. mctruck March 24, 2009 8:03 am

    good morning all…..top five(5)!!!!

  9. mctruck March 24, 2009 8:04 am

    k-dan..top 10

  10. kaimiloa March 24, 2009 8:06 am

    Hopefully Veikune will get picked high, but no matter what, he’ll be employed in Football this next year.

    Are we going to use up our last scholarship on anybody new? Or, will it go to a current player who has proven himself?

  11. mctruck March 24, 2009 8:07 am

    and so where is Leile, going?? ST….your thoughts…or maybe Garret?

  12. AlaWaiPipeLayer March 24, 2009 8:12 am

    R.M. Cox
    Miami Dolphins Examiner

    Free agency losses in 2010
    “Why it’s an issue: The Dolphins will have 12 unrestricted free agents after the 2009 season. The list includes some key positions: Quarterback Chad Pennington, tight ends Anthony Fasano and David Martin, defenders Will Allen, Matt Roth and Jason Ferguson, and wide receiver Davone Bess.”

    I look for Davone to have a breakout year, test the market and up with a better team.

  13. d1島 March 24, 2009 8:14 am


    Looks like some flexibility is needed in the questioning for today’s guest (or guess)….

    Who’s better? O-line or D-line?

    What’s better? Having eligibility left or getting ready for the next level?

  14. chawan_cut March 24, 2009 8:18 am

    no worries esme!

  15. Esme March 24, 2009 8:23 am

    Nnnnnnngggguh! *whacking keyboard on forehead repeatedly to dull the nerves*

    Oh … oh, hi! Don’t mind me.

    Good morning, gang! Hi, ST!


  16. HawaiianKiko(Chief Lurker) March 24, 2009 8:26 am

    Good Morning TsaiKo Ohana !!!1

  17. koakane± March 24, 2009 9:08 am

    good morning 8) and what a glorious day it is starting out to be. suns out, birds singing and 😀 esme on live subing for da princess. what else can we ask for? you get’um girl !!!!!

  18. jojo ® March 24, 2009 9:08 am

    Great job Esme!!!

  19. duffer March 24, 2009 9:11 am


    You better hope homey doesn’t show at the video show! 🙂

  20. SteveM March 24, 2009 9:12 am

    Good morning everyone!

    …another work day for me and I can’t watch the show live… but Bre’r Esme will be fine. I’m curious if she wears Mom pink or Tsai-ko black? What’s the betting line on this one? 😆

  21. bstunna2002 March 24, 2009 9:14 am

    Wouldn’t it be great if some how Bess got picked up by the raiders and Colt got traded to them man that would be exciting.

  22. jm2375 March 24, 2009 9:19 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!!

    Esme – no lie. I seen you on da terebi before. You’ll do fine.

  23. al ™ March 24, 2009 9:21 am

    okay so here’s a question for david veikune….

    please name your top three teams that you would like to be drafted by.

  24. koakane± March 24, 2009 9:24 am

    Esme will be fine. I’m curious if she wears Mom pink or Tsai-ko black? What’s the betting line on this one? 😆

    steveM good one, so what esme inquiring minds want to know

  25. al ™ March 24, 2009 9:24 am

    david veikune….

    i knew that you would say that it doesn’t matter and that you just want an opportunity, however, deep down inside i am sure you have a few favorites.

    just want to say the best wishes to you and your fellow teammates on april 2 at the pro day. do you plan to participate in all events or just a select few since the scouts have already seen you perform at such a high level?

  26. Jason March 24, 2009 9:31 am

    What is Nanay worried about, she’s a TV star already!

  27. tom March 24, 2009 9:33 am

    Slow day on the blog – adding to the confusion – no. 27?

  28. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 9:34 am

    SteveM – You talking about underwear color?

  29. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 9:37 am

    I wonder how much lbs. the video feed will add to Esme?

  30. al ™ March 24, 2009 9:37 am

    question for ray hisatake….

    i am so glad we finally got one japanese boy playing for the home team.

    with that out of the way….its been a long time since you were recruited out of san mateo and you have gone through quite a bit transitioning from the defense to the offense. do you still think that you are on the “right” side of the line scrimmage or do you sometimes wish that you were back on the defense?

    i hear you will get a shot at one of the guard positions, many of us will be pulling for you!

  31. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 9:40 am

    Here’s a generic question:

    What is your most memorable moment as a Warrior?

  32. al ™ March 24, 2009 9:44 am

    homey….for me its black. black can cover up a lot of mistakes.

  33. A-House March 24, 2009 9:51 am

    Generic question:

    What are the Oline or Dline goals for Spring, Fall, and Season?

    Are you happy with the progress of the line during this “off-season” workout regimen?

  34. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 9:53 am

    al – It can also make you look smaller.

  35. online March 24, 2009 9:54 am

    Hope everyone watches The Warrior Beat today at noon!

    Is there any feedback on the show, audio, video, etc?

    We’d love to hear from you folks!


  36. koakane± March 24, 2009 9:57 am

    homey # 28 so nasty but das you my bruddah :mrgreen:

  37. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 9:58 am

    Anyone remember the class action lawsuit the was filed against Airborne? Anyone got their refund checks recently?

  38. koakane± March 24, 2009 9:59 am

    gotta do errands but will be back for the 12 o clock showing. should be a good one

  39. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 10:00 am

    online – The audio isn’t balanced. Sometimes someone is hard to hear, other times someone is a few decibels higher. Sometimes you can hear ST sniffle…

  40. koakane± March 24, 2009 10:00 am

    yep saw that item on news last night but when did they advertise the money rebate to get some of dem monies?

  41. koakane± March 24, 2009 10:01 am

    read later cause outta hea

  42. A-House March 24, 2009 10:07 am


    Are you folks using a “que” so Leila and Stephen know when they are on the “air”?

    Last one, they seemed to be “startled” to know that they were “live”.

  43. chawan_cut March 24, 2009 10:23 am

    i like the ad-libbing. its fun.

  44. chawan_cut March 24, 2009 10:25 am

    just don’t acknowledge us like you know us when you read the questions. there’s a lot of non-blog readers that view the show. they’d be wondering where all the inside jokes/smirks would come from.

  45. al ™ March 24, 2009 10:25 am

    ahouse…..i think even the tekkies don’t know when they are on the air..

  46. Colomaohana March 24, 2009 10:26 am

    SteveM, re:#20: Seeing as she really doesn’t care for the color pink (I know…weird, huh???) and black, while flattering on BIG mamaz like me, is a little to, uh….not “Esme”….

    My vote is some shade of green (C’mon…how could she NOT go there?) or she will show her filipino colors and use something totally not expected like peach, plum, or some other fruity color….


  47. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 10:31 am

    Eh Big C! I say she wears blue. Are you going to ask your question?

  48. Colomaohana March 24, 2009 10:31 am

    c_c: re:#44: I agree. Those guys are probably the same one’s who believe people like me aren’t welcome to the Dark Side….


  49. Colomaohana March 24, 2009 10:34 am


  50. chawan_cut March 24, 2009 10:35 am

    stephen should make it comfortable for you too. hopefully he doesn’t crack too many jokes. THE Princess has a hard time laughing and keeping a straight face.

  51. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 10:36 am

    Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned… 😆

  52. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 10:38 am

    chawan – Are you going to post your “beautiful” phrase to Esme? You want me to do it?

  53. Colomaohana March 24, 2009 10:38 am

    Das’ right homes.

    btw: Good morning, all!

  54. Loa March 24, 2009 10:40 am

    morning gang!

    another generic question:

    when was the last time you cut your hair?

  55. chawan_cut March 24, 2009 10:40 am

    nah, you can do it. i’m already too lame. don’t want stephen to try to get me another date.

  56. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 10:41 am

    Must be dress rehearsal time.

  57. Loa March 24, 2009 10:41 am

    hmmm, i’m going to say purple

  58. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 10:42 am

    Loa – #54, same to you!

  59. Loa March 24, 2009 10:43 am

    homey ℞ – this morning 🙂

  60. Colomaohana March 24, 2009 10:43 am

    “What’s far-ful and brrrrown???”

  61. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 10:44 am

    Loa – Esme says “ferful” or “perupero”.

  62. NorthShoreFan March 24, 2009 10:47 am

    Rob25..does the instigator of a KK have to do the first song of the evening?

    Off topic..
    Garret..regading electric cars. GM and the EV1 was around over 10 years ago. It went 0-65 in less than 10 sec. Cars was eventually destroyed. Not sure why.
    Nissan introduced the Hypermini in 1997. Me thinks Pasadena county leased a buch of them for their fleet. Afte the leae expired in 2006 Nissan refuse an offer to purchase the fleet and destroyed them later.
    Toyota in 2003 introduced the Rav4-EV 4×4. After the leae expired in 2005 they also destroyed the vehicles.
    Not sure why but the technology is there and I hope by now improved. I don’t want to get into consipracy theories but it seems real funny that the price of oil and gas went sky high and continues to do funny things everyday now.

    BaseBows had a good road trip. Need more improvement but you can see the quality of the devolping talent. this weekend series with Coastal will be telling. I look for them to challenge for a title this year.
    Go Warriors!

  63. Loa March 24, 2009 10:49 am

    ok, i give up, what?

  64. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 10:51 am

    #60 – Your kids Barney in his diaper?

  65. online March 24, 2009 10:51 am

    @A-House – We do cue Leila and Stephen when they’re live. There are lots of moving parts with pushing the broadcast to the live audience, recording on our equipment in the back-end and making sure the talent knows when to start.

    We’re still working on getting the timing tighter and we’re trying to improve each week.

    Thanks for the input and thanks for watching!

  66. Stretch March 24, 2009 10:52 am

    March 24th, 2009 at 10:47 am
    Rob25..does the instigator of a KK have to do the first song of the evening?

    NSF – I think that’s a GREAT idea!!! Frank is the one who wanted a KK with the Tsaikos, he’s the instigator on this one.

  67. Pauoa Boy March 24, 2009 10:52 am

    Samson to the Raiders, right on. He could be the centerpiece for a rebuilding OLine and flourish while helping developing Jamarcus Russell.

  68. Colomaohana March 24, 2009 10:53 am

    Loa??? You don’t know dat Frank Delima song???

    C’mon…..try…cause I’m laughing to myself here…AGAIN..people think I’m crazy. Don’t know why…

  69. Jason March 24, 2009 10:54 am

    SteveM: Just saw this on your site about Karaoke Kall III:

    6:45 PM and vacated at 11:45 AM.

    Wow, that’s going to be a lot of singing! (And eating. And drinking.) 🙂

    Also, I saw this link, and I thought it was funny:


    A naked 14-year-old boy taking a walk with a large white poodle assaulted a woman in Michigan, police said.

    The boy walked away from a behavioral treatment facility on Monday, Sheriff’s Lt. Craig Mast said. He was strolling unclothed in Hart Township with the dog when he encountered a 53-year-old woman in her yard.

    “The young naked man approached her with this poodle, and she immediately realized something peculiar,” Mast said.

    I would think there’s something peculiar about a naked teenager walking a poodle! Now, it’s something I’d expect from homey … 😀

    I gotta run; I’ll catch the replay of the show. (Wow, I have a backlog of about four or five shows to catch up on.) Someone cause trouble with Nanay Esme for me! 😛

  70. 1 March 24, 2009 10:56 am


  71. Loa March 24, 2009 10:56 am

    Colomaohana – who’s Frank Delima?

    Pauoa Boy – i’m with you on that, good to be wanted, plus isn’t the head coach a former oline guy

  72. Pauoa Boy March 24, 2009 11:01 am

    Question for David Veikune…

    First off, good luck with your NFL career, you remind me of a modern day Al Noga. Being a rush-end at UH, how do you feel about the possibility of being used as a Linebacker in a 3-4 package at the NFL level?

    Question for Ray Hisatake…

    What has been the hardest transition to make from the DLine to the OLine and do you feel you have and advantage as an OLineman knowing DLineman tendecies?

  73. Loa March 24, 2009 11:08 am

    online – how about some shots of the studio audience?

  74. al ™ March 24, 2009 11:11 am

    loa….hisatake already get crew cut these days.

  75. Stretch March 24, 2009 11:17 am

    Loa – it is almost like asking the news camera men to take some shots of the fans watching football practice. there are some things that shouldn’t be shown.

  76. Colomaohana March 24, 2009 11:26 am

    Howzit, Stretch!

  77. Stretch March 24, 2009 11:29 am

    hi Big C – I bet you are waiting for Esme to make her debut on the V-cast. I am sure she will do okay.

  78. Florida Patti March 24, 2009 11:31 am

    Aloha Everyone,

    It’s been awhile since I have given you an update so thought I would take this opportunity to do so now. Florida Ted is doing well, improving each day. He still is not able to sit on the computer and blog, and this makes him very anxious and frustrated. He wants so much to thank you all for the lovely cards and warm wishes, they really make his day. He received one card from Kelli Horita, so many nice greetings! He is wondering how you all got together to sign the card.

    Another special item he received was from Jerry Anaya…a wonderful picture of your special group…..oh, how I wish Ted and I could be in a picture like this (with all of you). Such a fun and loving group you all are. Think I enjoy all these cards and correspondence as much as Ted!!
    I hope someday that we can meet each and everyone of you.

    I am still trying to get him some speech therapy. Today we did go to see someone, filled out forms and wait to see if he qualifies for funding. All in all he is doing really well, still has a sense of humor and we manage to laugh from time to time.

    Again, thank you all for all your concern and well wishes…..sure wish I had your group here with me when he was in the hospital…but felt your love and ohana. God bless you all.

    Its a beautiful day so I am going to take my favorite man for a walk in the sunshine, look up to the sky and thank the Lord for a beautiful day, and my darling Ted.

    Much love,
    Florida Patti

  79. HawaiianKiko(Chief Lurker) March 24, 2009 11:32 am

    Dear Esme….how about some live Karaoke to warm up the audience….smaill kine commercial break….and Koakane wit da Mean Green Bottles.?????

    Ten Que
    Chief Lurker

  80. g-nalo March 24, 2009 11:37 am

    aloja Tsaiko’s!

    Florida Patti – good news and mahalo for the update.

    too bad i can’t watch ST and Esme, missing out i know. go get’um “Mother of all mothers” [hope i got that right?]

  81. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 11:44 am

    Florida Patti – Thank you for the update! Looks like Ted is on very good hands. Take care and one day, I too, hope to meet you and Ted. ALOHA!

  82. A-House March 24, 2009 11:44 am


    Please tell Ted that there should be no hurry to get back on the computer and blog – the Tsaikos will be around for a long, long time and will await his return when he is ready – it may be a single word or as many as 5 words, but it will lift our spirits and cascade a rainbow from Hawaii to Clearwater.

    Ted, it took billions and billions of years to form our universe and it’s still at work – time will also be with you!

  83. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 11:54 am

    Show hasn’t started yet and there are over 350 viewers waiting to watch!

  84. Colomaohana March 24, 2009 11:55 am

    Ai soos, homey, no tell Esme that!!

  85. Stretch March 24, 2009 11:59 am

    homoey – 600+

  86. Stretch March 24, 2009 11:59 am

    Esme is one popular Mama

  87. warriorfanny March 24, 2009 11:59 am

    Ray, thankyou for being a warrior and part of our ohana.
    Q: what are u doing training wise that will improve your game–strength, technique and quickness?
    Discuss. please

  88. SteveM March 24, 2009 12:07 pm

    Lunch time…

    al ™:
    March 24th, 2009 at 9:44 am
    homey….for me its black. black can cover up a lot of mistakes.

    Yup…also need some stealth technology built in too. 🙂 Doesn’t apply to Esme though…

    I assume lavalier mics for th broadcast– don’t give Esme a wireless mic to twirl… 😉

  89. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 12:10 pm


  90. SteveM March 24, 2009 12:12 pm

    Florida Patti — thanks for the update on Ted. Glad he is improving and we know he will join on the blog soon!

  91. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 12:14 pm

    Esme is a good interviewer! I’m impressed!

  92. maddiesmomE March 24, 2009 12:17 pm

    WOOOO HOOOO esme strut your bad self!!! HIIIIIIIIIII

  93. MeiLing March 24, 2009 12:18 pm

    Florida Patti,

    Good to hear that Ted is up & about. It’ll take time, but enjoy the days as you walk through them. Praying for you two.

  94. WarriorMojo March 24, 2009 12:20 pm


    Thank you so much for being a Warrior.

    How do you feel about doing the haka? Is that something that the team still enjoys doing?

    As a Bay area guy, did you follow the Raiders or the 49ers?

    Best of luck to you next year. I love your aggression and your power game and I think this year you are going to open a lot of eyes.

  95. Stretch March 24, 2009 12:22 pm

    Esme is doing GREAT!!!

  96. Stretch March 24, 2009 12:25 pm

    HA needs to buy a new bigger table. When there are 3 people, ST sits on the side away from the table and can see his opu. Need to hide it.

  97. maddiesmomE March 24, 2009 12:26 pm

    LOL@ Stretch

  98. chawan_cut March 24, 2009 12:28 pm

    1036 viewers!

  99. maddiesmomE March 24, 2009 12:30 pm

    I see the tsaiko’s name tag but where’s the pink top?? lol

  100. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 12:32 pm

    chawan – it went up to 1065.

  101. SteveM March 24, 2009 12:35 pm

    I can’t see the video from here…I was wondering if anyone looked far enough right to notice ST yet…. 😛 😆 Thanks, Stretch.

  102. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 12:35 pm

    The underwear is pink.

  103. maddiesmomE March 24, 2009 12:36 pm

    homey you better watch out she’s going to get you with the rolled up newspaper!!!

  104. chawan_cut March 24, 2009 12:36 pm

    stephen looks uncomfortable.

  105. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 12:36 pm

    Finally she asked my question! Sheesh!

  106. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 12:37 pm

    chawan – maybe he needs a bathroom break.

  107. d1島 March 24, 2009 12:39 pm

    Winnah! 😀

  108. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 12:39 pm

    That was a good show.

  109. maddiesmomE March 24, 2009 12:40 pm

    Congrats d1

    see homey she read your question and look you, your being soooooo mean to her LMAO

  110. 808 March 24, 2009 12:41 pm

    When I first got to the page with the video, the first thing I thought was “Why does Stephen have a hibiscus in his hair?”

  111. maddiesmomE March 24, 2009 12:41 pm

    Esme you did great!!!

  112. duffer March 24, 2009 12:41 pm

    You guys are kissing up to the wrong blog host….

    ST you were GREAT as usual! 🙂

  113. chawan_cut March 24, 2009 12:42 pm

    no sweats.
    although she going come here and read all this and then be all like…. “What you said homey!?!?”

  114. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 12:44 pm

    maddiesmom – you should have seen the question I asked. It must have got moderated because it didn’t show up on the screen! 😆

  115. A-House March 24, 2009 12:45 pm


    Much better than last week – only goes ot show that you guys are really stepping up on making this one of the premier shows in Hawaii.

    Is there a way to “cue” an interviewer to move closer to the mike so we can hear all the dialouge including any questions asked? Like 1) waving to get the attention of the speaker; and 2) using a separate mike with motion(s) of moving the mike closer to the mouth.

  116. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 12:45 pm

    duffer, talk about kissing up! 😆

  117. A-House March 24, 2009 12:46 pm


    Excellent job filling in for Leila – you looked very “natural” in this setting!!

  118. d1島 March 24, 2009 12:49 pm


    Thanks for the update on FloridaTed.
    Just be b>sure you want him talking like his old self again? 😆
    Nah, just kidding. Hope you keep getting better Ted! 😀

  119. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 12:49 pm

    I think Red Dirt was Big C.

  120. maddiesmomE March 24, 2009 12:49 pm

    hey duffer I just read what you wrote on “the pink side” lol

  121. d1島 March 24, 2009 12:52 pm

    Thanks maddiesmomE.

    Congrats to Rob14, too.

  122. al ™ March 24, 2009 12:55 pm

    i guess that the blog questions were over looked 🙁

  123. al ™ March 24, 2009 12:56 pm

    i think d1 has the new modern day video chat record for most questions posed and answered. wasn’t it at least a dozen?

    but, oh no. i am not jealous.

  124. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 12:56 pm

    Almost 1100 viewers on today’s show.

  125. al ™ March 24, 2009 12:57 pm

    esme….you were fantastic!

  126. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 12:58 pm

    al – Either overlooked or you pissed her off. 😆

  127. d1島 March 24, 2009 1:00 pm


    Maybe esme can only read kanji! 😆

  128. BG March 24, 2009 1:01 pm

    Florida Patti (re #78)

    Love to hear the positive news coming from our Fla ohana! Tell hubby when he gets frustrated, to remember the time tempered ditty: “Plan your work. Work your plan. Give your plan time to work”.

    Sounds like the present is a practice in patience…something all of us would like more of! lol If he can lurk now, it’ll just be a matter of time before he’ll be chattering away! Ted (if you’re reading this)…”no need be perfek speling and gramma”.


  129. al ™ March 24, 2009 1:01 pm

    pretty soon they’ll put esme on permanently.

    renaming the show, the leila n esme show w/stephen tsai

  130. d1島 March 24, 2009 1:02 pm


    agree w/ al, very nicely done.

    You get the Rolaids Award for the WB this year.

  131. al ™ March 24, 2009 1:02 pm

    homey, d1….thanks for the words of encouragement.

  132. d1島 March 24, 2009 1:03 pm


    Look, now al is working on pissing off the Princess!

  133. duffer March 24, 2009 1:03 pm


    Stephen who?

  134. al ™ March 24, 2009 1:03 pm

    smooth d1…..that was smooth.

  135. al ™ March 24, 2009 1:04 pm

    florida ted….very glad to hear of your improving conditions.

  136. BG March 24, 2009 1:21 pm

    Really enjoyed the show. Hisatake just has a good feel to him. Liked how he came across. Good job Esme and ST. Hosting is not an innate ability…takes some work.

    First time watching…can’t watch at work. There are some advantages to being laid up for a day or two. Also got on the internet and made my reservations for the UH-UNLV game…thought I had it done last week, but it seemed to have dropped into the cyber black hole. NOW, I can get on SteveM’s site to update my info. BBL

  137. roysan16 March 24, 2009 1:24 pm

    Re-Ray Hisitake

    First things that come to mind as I watched the video is that Ray is personable, looks like he’s been in the sun, spends time in the weight room and is very comfortable in front of the camera.

    First impressions are good…

    …The part where he says he tried to get others to follow him to Hawaii makes him likable already in a lot of people’s eyes. Mine for sure.

    An aura of dedication. An aura of unity are a few of the thing I sense from Ray, for he goes on to say, “We have to get ready, we have to train hard so we have enough in the tank for the fourth quarter”.

    Easy going and relaxed Ray answers the questions thoroughly, sometimes pausing to laugh before answering, which I see a lot of pleasantness in him. And which I picked up really quickly in the interview, and one of the qualities I like about him.

    As I reflect back on the show, Ray exudes IMO a lot of leadership and from what I see on camera he strikes me as the type of person or team mate I wished I had on my team if I were a player.

    To sum everything up I was impressed with Ray’s persona, his appreciation to playing for UH and his focus on the upcoming season. Good luck to Ray Histake and his fellow team mates that good bounces come they’re way as they prepare for the upcoming season.

  138. roysan16 March 24, 2009 1:25 pm

    sry mispell a=i

  139. Calvin from Kona March 24, 2009 1:34 pm

    Aloha everyone

  140. Colomaohana March 24, 2009 1:48 pm

    Okay, homey…what? re:#89

  141. Kazz March 24, 2009 1:50 pm

    HA! Opposing defensive linemen are not going to like their “feel” on Ray Hisatake!


    I’m sure they are not going to find Ray Hisatake so “personable”.



  142. Colomaohana March 24, 2009 1:56 pm

    Hi braddah Kazz!

  143. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 24, 2009 1:56 pm

    Love to Florida Ted and Patti!

    Great show today, errybodee!

    2 more hours til LiLu time!!!

    Be sure to watch Band Champ tomorrow night on KHON Fox 2 at 9pm and VOTE – especially if you like Second Nature!!!


  144. Stretch March 24, 2009 2:01 pm

    just pulling over something I posted in the Mommies site. tell me what you guys think

    GREAT job Esme – maybe you should have a Mama’s show also. bring in one mama as a special guest every week where people can ask questions. First guest should be Coloma!! That would make for some entertaining lunch conversation.

  145. kama krab March 24, 2009 2:02 pm

    Howzit Everybody,

    Royson16 I gotta agree with you. Ray looks to be a very humble person that just wants to go out there and do the best he can to represent the school and the state. I really enjoyed the interveiw and I wish Ray and the rest of the boys a very successful upcoming season.

  146. warriorfanny March 24, 2009 2:02 pm

    Hisatake showed well and for the most part was very articulate.
    He accounted well for himself.

    His 22 reps @ 225 lbs is an underachievement for his 320 lb size, frame and senior class.
    That is what a good RB can rep.
    Haku Correa is a frosh and does 32 reps with 225lbs.
    Haku is a DT–wonder what Hisatake’s DL opponents will be repping when they line up against RH this year.

    Last year RH was part of the OL that was huffing and puffing for oxygen after runnijng a 40 yeard sprint….I didnt hear any specifics in his conditioning that tells me he is working on running other than a few vaque references.

    Ray also mentioned that Brian Smith is the smartest coach he played under….c’mon dude, get real.
    Brian Smith set two infamous sack records in 2 consecutive years as OL coach for Portland State and UH.
    Im looking forward to Gordie Shaw who coached Big 10 offensive linemen.
    Dunno his IQ compared to Smith but I guarantee our OL will improve and will be able to run more than one 40 without blacking out.

    Who cares if he wears aloha shirts, eats ulu or walks with rubba slippas.

  147. Colomaohana March 24, 2009 2:03 pm

    WTH???? Stretch….Um…it’s official….You ARE gonna get lickens when I see you next……

  148. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 24, 2009 2:11 pm

    fanny- what benefit to the team do you think your comment #146 will produce?


  149. Stephen Tsai March 24, 2009 2:20 pm

    HIsatake says Nate Ilaoa is going to be helping out this spring.

  150. Stretch March 24, 2009 2:27 pm

    Stephen Tsai:
    March 24th, 2009 at 2:20 pm
    HIsatake says Nate Ilaoa is going to be helping out this spring.

    that would be an interesting guest to have on

  151. chawan_cut March 24, 2009 2:27 pm

    expect something in the mail from me too!

  152. Stretch March 24, 2009 2:27 pm

    Coloma – I guess I better not show up Friday….

  153. Colomaohana March 24, 2009 2:31 pm

    Unless you like that sort of torture..

  154. Stretch March 24, 2009 2:32 pm

    Coloma – no say that, Koa-mahu may be lurking

  155. warriorfanny March 24, 2009 2:35 pm

    eh, LIZ, I always enjoy your posts and especially Kauai,
    the isle that never minced words with suga when it came to the Suppa Fairy.

  156. Stephen Tsai March 24, 2009 2:37 pm

    Jim Donovan is willing to meet with our Southern California readers.
    Tentative plans are to meet at the ESPN Zone in Anaheim Thursday evening (probably starting at 5:30 p.m.).
    Rich2176 and Ronnie are in charge.

  157. Stephen Tsai March 24, 2009 2:37 pm

    Hey, after that, they can hop on on over to the UH-UC Irvine volleyball match.

  158. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 2:39 pm

    Big C – I’m just saying that the Mom’s TV commercial played and you were on it. That’s all. Sorry, fell asleep.

  159. Stephen Tsai March 24, 2009 2:42 pm

    Was I the last person to see this video:

  160. Koa-mahu March 24, 2009 2:42 pm

    Streeeeetch – no worries, you’re not my type. i like guys like Chawan and J (J). mmmmm.

  161. Jason March 24, 2009 2:44 pm

    FloridaPatti: A bunch of us got together for dinner/bowling one night, and so we thought to get a card and have everyone sign it. Kelli (midori7) was the last one with it, so she mailed it off.

    And thanks again to chawan_cut for what he did for FloridaTed. Too bad those acts of kindness aren’t enough to woo Princess Leila (or any other woman) … Even kindness and generosity can’t overcome lameness. 😉

  162. Colomaohana March 24, 2009 2:45 pm

    homey: WTH? Sleep??

  163. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 24, 2009 2:52 pm

    Whoosh…. skreetch!

    warriorfanny… haha… re da SF- SOME people feel dat way… not ODDAH people.
    ODDAH people are waitin for SOME people to move somewhere else and make dakine about what dey no like ovadere…

    Didja see my new table and benches? (click on name) SOME people like hemo da 1M trees dat will keep dis place running but no trim da rubbish trees in Koloa because the souls of dere ancestors are somewhere in dere….

    Never the less… it takes alll kinds to make a world… but the world will be sweeter when people put people ahead of things and express themselves with more kindliness.

    RRRRRowr…. whoosh!

  164. duffer March 24, 2009 2:54 pm


    The Monday night doubleheader on ESPN on Sept. 14 will feature Buffalo, with Terrell Owens, at New England. That game will be followed by San Diego at Oakland — all original AFL franchises.

  165. YpoWarrior March 24, 2009 2:54 pm

    Maybe Nasti can help Alema & RInk at the training table. J/K

  166. (Jesse)James March 24, 2009 2:57 pm

    Hey gang…man, it’s been a long couple of weeks and hardly had time to drop by. Hope all is well with everyone. Just wanted to stop by for a few and say hello and see what everyone was up to.

  167. Stretch March 24, 2009 2:57 pm

    duffer – thanks for the info. It is an option for that weekend.

  168. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 3:01 pm

    ST – You might be one of the 10% that did not see it. It was posted on the blog.

    Big C – BTW, who were the other moms on the commercial, besides you and Esme?

  169. Colomaohana March 24, 2009 3:02 pm

    Dang, (J)J!!! Wasssssup!

  170. duffer March 24, 2009 3:02 pm


    Who won that contest? And who were we voting for? I mean the mom, not JaSmine. 🙂

  171. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 3:06 pm

    Looks like MLiz has been drinking the same medicine koakane drinks.

  172. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 24, 2009 3:11 pm

    ST #159- yup…das an old one. Here’s the retort:

    Jjjjames… what you finally get day off???

    ok…airport time.


  173. Kazz March 24, 2009 3:11 pm

    Howzit Colomaohana!

    So what? Pau hana soon eh?

  174. Colomaohana March 24, 2009 3:12 pm

    tripleS and LiLmissMama.

  175. Kazz March 24, 2009 3:14 pm


    March 24th, 2009 at 2:54 pm
    Maybe Nasti can help Alema & RInk at the training table. J/K

    No forget to invite Richard Torres and Brett Symonds to da luau also!!!


  176. Colomaohana March 24, 2009 3:17 pm

    Yup, Kazz….almost pau wrap up “real” work….gotta hele to my kids school to register SIX of them for next school year…..

    Anyone wanna make donations???

  177. (Jesse)James March 24, 2009 3:21 pm

    Wassuppp Big C…long time no see….that’s gonna change real soon though eh??? LMAO

    Liz…no, just a short break time….haven’t seen the light of day for at least a week now…come in to work when its dark….leave when its dark…horrible…

    homey…voting?? what voting??? Mwahahahahahaha

  178. (Jesse)James March 24, 2009 3:23 pm

    Big C…why? You need more kids??? BWAHAHAHHAHAHA

  179. Colomaohana March 24, 2009 3:24 pm

    haha..(J)J…and….does everyone else (one person in particular) know about that change?????

    And, OMG! hello?? You could only vote ONE time (a day, I guess)…so what you did, you PSYCHO??!!! Use your 20 different multiple personalities and vote again and again???……


  180. Kekoa March 24, 2009 3:31 pm

    Ok…got to see the replay of the Whoosh & Tsai Show and was pleasantly surprised at how well David presented himself. Esme was doing a very good job of filling in for PL, and ST…well he was just being his usual cool 😎 self. D-1 and Homey, questions were spot on.

    Now that the show is mellowing out technically, I think the viewers are able to relax and enjoy the show more. Kudos to Scott, John and the tech crew for their hard work.

  181. (Jesse)James March 24, 2009 3:31 pm

    Big C..nah, dats one thing I cannot do 20 times a day….BWAHAHAHHAHA

  182. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 3:32 pm

    (J)J makes donations at the bank.

  183. Colomaohana March 24, 2009 3:33 pm

    Uh…I have no problems in that department (J)J…OBVIOUSLY….hence the 7 keiki…..Bwuahahahaha..hehehehe….

    Tuition, brah, tuition……babooze!

  184. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 3:37 pm

  185. Kazz March 24, 2009 3:48 pm

    One would be safe to assume NASTI NATE will be back at Manoa to help show our HBs how to REALLY POUND ‘EM IN!!!!!!!!!

  186. Colomaohana March 24, 2009 3:52 pm

    YESSSSS, homey?? Cat got your tongue?

  187. (Jesse)James March 24, 2009 3:52 pm

    Eh, homey, how you know that??

  188. Kekoa March 24, 2009 3:55 pm

    Mama C-Ta ~ You are on cruise control girl. Just relax and enjoy da ride. Schools need your chirrun to justify all that stimulus money. Dey gotta take ’em in.

  189. chawan_cut March 24, 2009 3:57 pm

    Thanks for the compliments, I think???

  190. wafan March 24, 2009 4:51 pm

    Where is everyone? Watching the Esme and Tsai Show (EATS)? I need to catch up with it one of these days. One day I will not have any meetings or problems with the kids.

    Right. In my dreams. HA!

  191. Kazz March 24, 2009 4:56 pm

    Baseball and Softball Weekend Television Schedule

    With an odd double header starting early on Friday for baseball and softball and baseball coinciding on Saturday, this is what the K-5 TV schedule looks like this weekend:

    UH Rainbow Baseball vs Coastal Carolina
    -Thursday 03/26/2009 at 6:30pm on K-5. No replay.
    -Friday 03/27/2009 at 3:30pm on K-5. Both games of the double header will be shown. No replay.

    UH Rainbow Wahine Softball vs Nevada
    -Saturday 03/28/2009 at 2pm on K-5. Both games of the double header will be shown. Replay to air on K-5 at 10:30pm.

    ***The 12:00pm baseball game on Saturday 03/28 and the softball game on Friday 03/27 will not be televised.***

    GO BOWS!!! :mrgreen:

  192. OldDiver March 24, 2009 5:26 pm

    Regarding #146

    I could be wrong but I don’t remember Samson Satele being able to do a huge number of reps at 225#’s. I thought the problem with our O-line last year was poor footwork and balance. This though might have been due to so many of them being injured.

  193. Garret March 24, 2009 5:47 pm

    I’m glad that Mac is doing this again. This is great for Hawaii high school coaches and is great for their relationship to Mac and his staff!

    University of Hawai`i head football coach Greg McMackin and his coaching staff will conduct the 2nd Annual Warrior Football Coaching Clinic Saturday, April 18 at the UH Athletics Complex. The clinic is open to all football coaches at a cost of $15.

    “Last year was our first clinic and it was a huge success with coaches ranging from Pop Warner to high school,” McMackin said. “I’m really looking forward to this year’s clinic. We’re still looking to instill the basic fundamentals of coaching and we have a terrific staff who’ll share their knowledge, including two new members in Gordy Shaw and Chris Tormey.”

  194. Garret March 24, 2009 5:47 pm

    David Veikune got a nice review in this article on ESPN.

    8. David Veikune, Hawaii: Smooth athlete for his size, and his best football should still be ahead of him.

  195. Garret March 24, 2009 5:50 pm

    This New Jersey state senator is suing the Justice Department regarding the federal ban on sports betting. If his lawsuit works, then each state will get to decide if they want to allow legal betting on sports.

    A state senator, seeing the potential for increased revenues and economic activity, filed a lawsuit yesterday aiming to overturn a federal ban on sports betting in most states, including New Jersey.

    If successful, the suit would let every state decide whether to allow sports gambling.

    State. Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D., Union) envisions a change that would bring up to $100 million to state coffers in taxes, generate billions in betting, spark economic activity, and throw lifelines to casinos and the horse-racing industry.

    He contends, among other things, that the federal law does not uniformly regulate commerce and is overly broad and vague.

    Nevada, Delaware, Oregon, and Montana were “grandfathered” into the 1992 law, giving them exemptions that allow them to permit sports betting.

    Nevada allows the widest scope of such gaming, and Montana has some gambling on games, too. Delaware is looking to add sports betting in time for the 2009 National Football League season. Oregon in recent years scrapped its betting on sports.

    A study funded by the Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association, which joined Lesniak as a plaintiff, estimated that sports betting could become a $10 billion-a-year industry in New Jersey by 2011. The group’s chief executive, Joe Brennan Jr., said taxes and fees from that gambling could bring $100 million a year to state coffers.

  196. Garret March 24, 2009 5:52 pm

    I think that this sports writer’s agents really went too far…asking for $1 million per year in this economy?

    Earlier this month, we heard that contract negotiations between NFL.com and its top reporter, Adam Schefter, had gone south. Yesterday, the Watchdog reported that Schefter’s work – by all accounts, he was NFL.com’s version of Fox’s Jay Glazer and ESPN’s Chris Mortensen – had not appeared since March 3rd, he had made no TV appearances, and he wasn’t present at the owner’s meetings in California.

    We hear that contract negotiations went so poorly – a source says the NFL Network offered a raise in the neighborhood of 100k a year, but Schefter’s CAA agents held out for a million a year – that Schefter was told to turn in his blackberry and that he’d be paid until August, when his contract expired.

  197. Garret March 24, 2009 5:55 pm

    I’m glad to say that at this moment (it might only last 5 minutes!) everyone else is “it” and I’ve done my part of each of the different projects. It was nice to be able to look around and post some stuff. I can’t wait until this period is over and I can watch the ST/Esme show!

  198. Garret March 24, 2009 6:00 pm

    The NFL just adopted 5 new rules. All of them seem to be geared towards safety concerns.

    NFL owners passed several safety rules and adjusted the calls on the kind of tackle that injured quarterback Tom Brady in the 2008 opener. Defenders who are on the ground no longer can lunge into quarterbacks if the play is still going on.

    Four other rules also were adopted. The initial force of a blindside block can’t be delivered by a helmet, forearm or shoulder to an opponent’s head or neck and will bring a 15-yard penalty.

    Initial contact to the head of a defenseless receiver also will draw a 15-yard penalty.

    On kickoffs, no blocking wedge of more than two players will be allowed.

    Also, the kicking team can’t have more than five players bunched together pursuing an onside kick.

  199. Garret March 24, 2009 6:01 pm

    Miami’s head coach talked about trading Samson.

    On the decision to trade Samson Satele, who started the past two seasons at center: “It isn’t really about what I didn’t see in Samson but having the opportunity to upgrade the position. Jake Grove really was a guy in free agency we looked and targeted for a long time. I know Jake, I’ve done the guy coming out (of college in 2004). For us it’s an upgrade in an area that is critical in our division. You look at our division and the people those guys have to play against (including Pro Bowl nose tackles Vince Wilfork and Kris Jenkins).

  200. Kazz March 24, 2009 6:03 pm

    So… Kale Ane will be part of the UH coaches clinic as he has a portion of the program all to himself….

  201. Garret March 24, 2009 6:06 pm

    The Pac-10 got a new commissioner. This could be important to UH in a number of ways, including scheduling and the Hawaii Bowl.

    Larry Scott, chairman and CEO of the WTA Tour, has been chosen to replace Tom Hansen as commissioner of the Pacific 10 Conference.

  202. Garret March 24, 2009 6:07 pm

    I’ll try to be back in 3 hours…

  203. Committed Road Warrior March 24, 2009 6:12 pm

    Garret #201: So it looks like Karl Benson will be sticking around for the foreseeable future…..

  204. wafan March 24, 2009 6:14 pm

    201 and 203 . . . Shucks.

  205. Rob25 March 24, 2009 6:44 pm

    Hey…who is Rob14?

    Why does Rob14 need to be congratulated?

  206. Rich2176 March 24, 2009 6:45 pm

    I just spoke with JD. He’s in SoCal visiting family and has expressed, actually insisted, that the LoCal Tsaikos join him and Kindashy Thursday evening to eat pupus and talk story. Ronnie is scoping out an alternative site since there is basketball on Thursday and the ESPN Zone location may not work for us. Either Ronnie or I will post tomorrow to let everyone know where & when. Hope a lot of lurkers can make it. Email me or Ronnie. My email is rich2176 (at) yahoo.

  207. bingo play live March 24, 2009 7:00 pm

    Now at the present time video is really very great tools for many people especially who are away from home country or home town.

  208. al ™ March 24, 2009 7:17 pm


    are you anywhere near huntington beach?
    i may end up in that neighborhood mon/tue/wed.

  209. d1島 March 24, 2009 7:34 pm


    -14 is where you were when I congratulated you. 😉

  210. d1島 March 24, 2009 8:05 pm


    If you’re in that neighborhood, why not come out to the “suburb”, too?
    I’ll be there from Monday. 😉

  211. Garret March 24, 2009 8:18 pm


    I’m in proposal hell right now, but hopefully all 3 things will be signed and out the door by Thursday. How late will you folks be wherever you are? I doubt I can make it for 5:30pm, but if I can spare the 3+ hours for driving (darn rush hour) round-trip, I should be able to make it by 6 or 7.

  212. Garret March 24, 2009 8:24 pm

    Scout.com’s top 300 recruits for 2010 list came out today and I did a brief scan for recruits from Hawaii. This is what I found during the quick scan.

    128: V.J. Fekoko (4 stars)
    237: Graham Rowley (3 stars)
    241: Kona Schwenke (3 stars)

    I know that scout hasn’t updated the schools list for several recruits, so I don’t know how accurate the lists for these 3 players are. When scout.com themselves has an interview with a recruit in Texas and the recruit lists 4 schools, and the scout list doesn’t list several of those schools in their “interest list” for the recruit, I don’t think their list updating is foolproof.

  213. Garret March 24, 2009 8:26 pm

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

    DARPA moved to Phase 2 for a program that is trying to regenerate human limbs.

  214. Garret March 24, 2009 8:26 pm

    The US Border Patrol plans to poison the plant life along the border to get rid of smugglers, robbers and illegal immigrants. They actually may repeatedly spray poison from helicopters until all plant life is poisoned…and this is in a populated area!

  215. Garret March 24, 2009 8:27 pm

    Unemployment is much lower in college towns than the country in general, with some Universities actually having a hard time finding people to fill their technical positions. The highly skilled workforces in college towns are credited for part of their favorable job situations.

  216. Garret March 24, 2009 8:27 pm

    NASA has made public access to its scientific and astronomical data a high priority, and they announced an agreement with Microsoft to make planetary images and data available. NASA Ames will process and host more than 100 TB of data and additional data from space missions will continue to be added.

  217. Garret March 24, 2009 8:28 pm

    Connecticut woman wanted to reconcile with her husband so she *handcuffed* herself to him while he was sleeping so that he couldn’t walk away when she was talking with him! She also changed the locks on their bedroom and bit him in the torso and arms.

  218. Garret March 24, 2009 8:28 pm

    Free play links pau.

  219. Ralph March 24, 2009 8:32 pm

    agent orange fiasco all over again, when will our government learn not to spray herbicide foolishly…DDT also was a problem for birds, PCB humans, and list goes on….

  220. Colomaohana March 24, 2009 8:37 pm

    Soooooo….was that a GREEN shirt Esme was using??? #46

  221. Colomaohana March 24, 2009 8:37 pm

    Howzit, Ralph….Garret left already? Howzit, Garret!

  222. SteveM March 24, 2009 8:46 pm

    Hi Colomaohana — please send me an email… stevem.hnl (at) gmail.com

  223. Rob25 March 24, 2009 8:52 pm


    What are you congratulating me for?

    You sure are one smart buggah!

  224. Rob25 March 24, 2009 9:02 pm

    Saturday, May 9, 2009
    7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
    Krazy Karaoke (1308 Young Street, Honolulu)

    We have the big (green) room at Krazy Karaoke for up to 60 people.

    Please join us in welcoming home Frank25 as he enjoys a little vacation from his deployment to Iraq/Kuwait!

    In addition, we would like to take the opportunity to celebrate some of the numerous May birthday babies! (Jason, Peaches, Brie, d1shima, Mrs. Longtimeuhfan to name a few)

    Feature performances by: (hopefully)

    J(J) – Ventura Highway
    UHFan808 – Funky Cold Medina
    Pride – One In A Million
    Addahknowjoe – Me & Mrs. Jones
    UHFan808 & Lefty – Tricky
    Plus many, many more!

    • $15 per person for the room/karaoke
    • BYOB
    • Bring food/goodies (like indoor tailgate)

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Please continue to RSVP on the blog or email SteveM.

    Continually updated Karaoke Call info and pot luck contributions in the Events Calendar section at:

    Current count = 16

  225. Ralph March 24, 2009 9:08 pm

    Hi Coloma you did a good job in Esme’s video, lots of happy moms…with seven kids you had to be one of the happiest moms!

  226. Rob25 March 24, 2009 9:14 pm

    Hi Coloma…gotta come join us at the KK for my hubby!

  227. d1島 March 24, 2009 9:16 pm


    BaseBow tickets!
    You nevah watch the end of the video chat?

  228. Ralph March 24, 2009 9:17 pm

    BG April scrimmage at Cabana C or is it Cabana A…see SteveM website…it list C and we talked about this at Nancy’s last sunday, and you said no, same place which is A….

  229. Garret March 24, 2009 9:44 pm

    Howzit Colomaohana! I had to leave the blog because one of the companies I’m working with sent me something urgent. I finished what they needed and got back to the blog.

  230. Garret March 24, 2009 9:46 pm

    It sounds like Miami’s head coach thinks that Grove will be better for them at center than Samson because he has better weightlifting numbers…this kind of relates to a discussion earlier in the blog.

    Unlike some of you, Sparano has no question new starting center Jake Grove will be an upgrade over Samson Satele. Although Grove has struggled to stay on the field because of injuries and really isn’t that much different in height and weight than the departed Satele, the coach is confident Grove will be there for games and will stronger at the point of attack against AFC East nose tackes: “We’ve done our due diligence with the whole thing, obviously,” Sparano said. “Jeff and Bill have done a tremendous job of getting into the background of all these guys we’ve brought here. I don’t think that was really a concern of ours at the time. It certainly isn’t.

    “When you talk to people about Jake and his strength totals and the way he works in the weight room, you certainly get the picture. From our end, our offseason program is something that is important to us and Jake’s there on campus right now. He’s involved in lifting right now and the program hasn’t even started. So we feel like that’s something that helped an awful lot of our players last year.”

  231. SteveM March 24, 2009 9:48 pm

    Ralph — Kazz’s preliminary tailgate email indicated Cabana C. We have had C before so I did not think it unusual for an April tailgate. Anyway, BG or Kazz can reconfirm…

  232. Garret March 24, 2009 9:48 pm

    Miami is focusing on the pass rush, specifically looking for a college DE that they can turn into a pass-rushing OLB. With their bringing in David Veikune for an interview, this could be an interesting team to watch in the draft for Veikune.

    The Dolphins need an explosive receiver and the starting cornerback job opposite Will Allen is open to competition, but anyone who knows Bill Parcells can surmise that he will spend much of his time during the NFL Draft trying to add a different key element to Miami’s roster.

    Pass rush, pass rush, pass rush.

    It is important for Miami to get more help for outside linebacker Joey Porter, who had 17 ½ sacks last season.

    ”Very important,” Sparano said. “It’s very important we find somebody who can do that other than Joey. In the last three games of the season, where teams started to take the protection completely to Joey, we had to come up with ways to still put pressure on the passer.

    “As you know, you can never have enough pass rushers. That’s what we believe. And right now, we don’t have enough.”

  233. J-Force March 24, 2009 10:00 pm

    Alright warrior fans, it’s getting closer for spring football. It’s should be
    an exciting time to watch this guys battle it out for starting positon. GO WARRIORS!!

  234. Ralph March 24, 2009 10:08 pm

    spring ball is around the corner and where is bighilo? Samson is traded and no word from the him…Mr. L L you should have bought a new computer cuz staring at the keyboard won’t unfreeze your mouse cursor nor can you view the WB..

  235. SteveM March 24, 2009 10:19 pm

    Just got a hot tip from Tom Mui — 7-day Hawaii cruises on the Pride of America is currently listed as $599 for all sailings APRIL 4 through MAY 29 (except April 18). Inside cabin.

    Some local travel agents might have even lower rates…check with your favorite. This price is low enough to be somewhat tempting…

    Itinerary: Depart Hono 2000 Saturday. Arrive 0800 Sunday in Kahului. Overnight and depart 1800 Monday, arrive Hilo 0800 Tuesday. Depart Hilo 1800 and cruise past the Kilauea flow around 2200, arrive Kona 0800 Wednesday. Depart Kona 1800 and arrive Nawiliwili 0800. Overnight Nawiliwili and depart 1400 Friday around island to cruise by the Napili Coast. Arrive Honolulu 0800 Saturday.

    Tsai-ko cruisers (past and future) and info are listed at:

  236. Rob25 March 24, 2009 10:24 pm


    I won BaseBow tickets?

    How come nobody sent me an email? I wasn’t in my office today, so I didn’t catch the webcast today. I was having trouble watching it tonight too.

  237. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 10:33 pm

    Rob25 – Must be watching to win. And stop drinking already.

  238. Rob25 March 24, 2009 10:37 pm

    You coming on May 9th homey?

    Can’t even get the replay to play on my laptop!! 👿

  239. Cindy/Cenn March 24, 2009 10:38 pm

    Goodnight, all! Journey concert tomorrow!

  240. Rob25 March 24, 2009 10:40 pm

    G’nite Cindy…see ya on May 9th

  241. koakane± March 24, 2009 10:49 pm

    rob25 count me in for frank14 parte (my guess he get full status when he returns home for good 😆 )

    evening gang looking like a lot of misbehaving going on. so should I expect anything less. duhhhhhhhhhh

    congrats to ticket winnas d1 and rob25. btw d1 call you in da am tomorrow

  242. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 11:12 pm

    Rob25 – SteveM has me listed as attending.

  243. al ™ March 24, 2009 11:12 pm

    d1….i would love to take that detour but….need to get back to the rock.
    where will you be staying?

  244. homey ℞ March 24, 2009 11:13 pm

    Good night Cenn… when the lights go down in the city

  245. SteveM March 24, 2009 11:17 pm

    …This price is low enough to be somewhat tempting…

    SteveM’s Cruise Price Opinion Scale:

    1. Nah
    2. Maybe
    3. Interesting
    4. Somewhat tempting
    5. Tempting
    6. Great/fabulous/fantastic price
    7. Anyone want to share a cabin?
    8. I booked — low enough to pay double for only me alone

  246. koakane± March 24, 2009 11:18 pm

    If anyone miss it or is interested

    HONOLULU – University of Hawai`i head football coach Greg McMackin and his coaching staff will conduct the 2nd Annual Warrior Football Coaching Clinic Saturday, April 18 at the UH Athletics Complex. The clinic is open to all football coaches at a cost of $15.

    Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and includes instructional sessions conducted by the assistant coaches throughout the day. Participants are invited to watch the Warriors’ practice at 3:00 p.m. Lunch and post-practice refreshments will be provided.

    “Last year was our first clinic and it was a huge success with coaches ranging from Pop Warner to high school,” McMackin said. “I’m really looking forward to this year’s clinic. We’re still looking to instill the basic fundamentals of coaching and we have a terrific staff who’ll share their knowledge, including two new members in Gordy Shaw and Chris Tormey.”

    For more information, call 956-6508.

  247. addahknowjoe March 24, 2009 11:27 pm

    Eh! OK!

    So I’m watching the Hisatake vid with -sports and she tells me, “why is there a humongous flower in ST’s ear?”

    Does it mean he’s “available” or “taken?”

  248. SteveM March 24, 2009 11:35 pm

    homey ℞:
    March 24th, 2009 at 11:12 pm
    Rob25 – SteveM has me listed as attending.

    Yes. Be nice to Rob25 — she’s new at figuring out RSVPs. For example…

    homey almost never says on the blog or in writing that he is attending. But considering his past attendance record at ALL large Karaoke Calls, his pink friends, the only guy to get (and earn) a Bomber shirt, his famous adventure rides home… well, his response to Rob25 last night was as enthusiastic as it gets. 😛 😆

  249. d1島 March 24, 2009 11:39 pm

    Something to whet the appetite of those who going Journey tomw….


  250. d1島 March 24, 2009 11:41 pm



  251. Kekoa March 24, 2009 11:51 pm

    Rob25 ~ My head coach has me listed as a probable starter at your KK for Frank. Will the rest of the KS Glee Club be performing any special songs? If so, we need to exercise them pipes at the t-gate in April.

    Congratulations on winning those tickets along with D-1.

  252. Kekoa March 24, 2009 11:54 pm

    SteveM pls check your email.

  253. d1島 March 24, 2009 11:58 pm

    …and on the subject of Filipino singers doing covers, I got the David Foster & Friends DVD recently and saw this 16-yo Filipina for the first time…


  254. Kekoa March 25, 2009 12:02 am

    D-1 ~ Homes would be proud of her. She looks taller than him, but then…doesn’t everyone!

  255. al ™ March 25, 2009 12:10 am

    some “rumored” warrior recruits for 2010 have surfaced on the rivals.com top 250.

    122 kaelin clay, wr long beach poly
    226 kona schwenke, de/lb kahuku
    247 anterrio sloan, cb central hs, ar
    248 vj fehoko, de/lb farrington

  256. Baths March 25, 2009 12:13 am

    Well done Esme.Good luck for future.

  257. d1島 March 25, 2009 12:19 am


    I love that kid’s name…can’t wait to read Kazz’ take on #226 😉

  258. al ™ March 25, 2009 12:24 am

    d1…i believe he is the one they really want.

  259. d1島 March 25, 2009 12:27 am

    Better call it a night….

    much to do tomorrow.


  260. al ™ March 25, 2009 12:32 am

    d1….she’s sixteen?

    yikes…..jasmine trias needs to stop going to the p.i.

    what pipes!

  261. wafan March 25, 2009 2:29 am

    Good morning to all!

  262. wafan March 25, 2009 2:31 am

    More snow this morning. Dang it. At least I do not have to over the hill — 2 more feet of snow last night.

  263. wafan March 25, 2009 2:34 am

    Whoo-hoo! Gary Locke, our former governor, was approved yesterday as the new Secretary of Commerce. There are two more Washington people awaiting confirmation hearings and approval.

    Looks like Lingle’s putdown of Obama is really paying off for her. Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

  264. wafan March 25, 2009 2:44 am

    Nearly 20 hours (1200 minutes) of parent conferences and I have all of 150 minutes scheduled with parents. Their apathy is pathetic. And we are supposed to raise their kids’ test scores?

  265. bighilofan2 March 25, 2009 3:53 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Ralph ralph ralph. 😀
    my computah workin, jus kuka pila work.das all

    howzit my bradda,
    I coming Maui, soak da suds 4/10, fly back.
    maybe i see you at da practice.

  266. bighilofan2 March 25, 2009 4:27 am


    been thinking about your post about RH’s take on BS,
    an Mis Liz’s comment.

    imo she’s right… Coach addressed the prolem wit his new hires.
    main thing is we got ingredients an it appears we made a big +

    i agree with your assessment about last year’s oline features.
    but this is a new year. i like Gordy’s smell. but da unknown, Coach’s real time decision making, is gonna be da key dis year. on dat one, we’ll see. Its not on RH’s head, we’re talking about decisions at da highest pay level.

    for Ray, I say give da new coaches a chance fo show dare stuffs, polish up our green gems. :mrgreen:

    he is not da first Japanese. :mrgreen:
    now wit da outta da way. 😆

  267. bighilofan2 March 25, 2009 4:29 am

    solly po my gramma

    “da” = “dat” 😆

  268. Kekoa (iPhone) March 25, 2009 4:34 am

    Bhf2 ~ Your gramma?…She say she had it wicchu!

  269. bighilofan2 March 25, 2009 4:37 am


    haha. God rest her soul. wuzn’t my gramma, wuz my mama. 😆

    Good morning sir! wat u doing today? how’z da queen?

  270. Kekoa (iPhone) March 25, 2009 4:45 am

    Howzit my biggest fan? You coming ovah for da coach’s Kleenex April 18? Mebbe bring your Posse. Ack like you don’t need da classes. Axe all da hardball questions you already know da ansah. Be da honor grad and make da rah- rah speech. Can or wat?

  271. Kekoa (iPhone) March 25, 2009 4:50 am

    Gotta take da Q bee in for steroid shots to help da nerve network calm down. Oddawize her puncture wounds are healing very well, 10Q!

  272. bighilofan2 March 25, 2009 4:51 am

    btw, howz tings wit basketbolla? i watchin da sweet 16 an wonder what kine excuses he get next year? nuttin like a bad marriage and both sides gotta “stick it out” in da same house. gotta stay married till age 72. 😀 but at least can terminate da mrs.

  273. bighilofan2 March 25, 2009 4:55 am

    solly, no can come Hnl da 18th.

  274. bighilofan2 March 25, 2009 4:57 am


    how you watch da Hisatake video? gotta plan fo next week.

  275. Kekoa (iPhone) March 25, 2009 5:03 am

    Now I know how things must’ve really been like in JD’s office. Maximum smoke was brought down upon da pesky basketbolla! We can still make life miserable for him.

  276. Kekoa (iPhone) March 25, 2009 5:10 am

    Go onto da HA site. Click on da ‘sports’ banner. When you get to dat page, click on da top right hand yellow box dat get ST and da beautiful princess pitcha inside. Dat going take you to where you can choose which interview you like watch.

  277. Kekoa (iPhone) March 25, 2009 5:13 am

    Call me if you still get problems…I’ll send homey go fix your ‘putah.

  278. Kekoa (iPhone) March 25, 2009 5:49 am

    I hope get plenny groceries homey can grind! He goin’ put on one exhibition today at da Towah.

  279. Garret March 25, 2009 6:06 am

    Washington State will start selling tickets online on Saturday to the UH game in Seattle. I would think that UH would have some seats from Washington State, but don’t have any details of UH’s ticket availability and seat location.

    Single-game tickets for Washington State football road games next season will go on sale Saturday, online only at http://www.wsucougars.com, beginning at 8 a.m. That includes the Cougars’ eighth annual game at Qwest Field in Seattle, set for Sept. 12 vs. Hawaii, and the Apple Cup, Nov. 28 at Husky Stadium.

  280. Garret March 25, 2009 6:08 am

    One WAC school and 3 MWC schools cracked this preseason top 25 list from CBS Sports.

    16. Boise State: Look what going undefeated got the Broncos? Certainly not the Fiesta Bowl. The best non-BCS program in ’09 soldiers on.
    Watch: The opener against Oregon. It will set the tone for the remainder of the season.

    17. Utah: Bad news for the mouthy Mountain West. Utah isn’t playoff caliber this year. The two best players (Brian Johnson, Paul Kruger) are gone. The Utes should still be good enough to win the league.
    Watch: The defense. Eight starters are back from a top-11 unit in ’08.

    19. TCU: The Horned Frogs have to reload on the defensive line for the second year in a row. Defensive end Jerry Hughes returns.
    Watch: For a more productive offense that should be able to win close games when the defense plays their hearts out. That wasn’t the case last season.

    25. BYU: When was the last time the defense led the way in Provo? Eight starters return.
    Watch: The standings. Until further notice, BYU is still the third-best program in the Mountain West behind Utah and TCU. Thirteen of the team’s 28 turnovers last season came against TCU, Utah and in the bowl game against Arizona.

  281. jm2375 March 25, 2009 6:09 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Kekoa-sensei – did you get your air mattress patched and ready to go to Maui for da scrimmage or do you still need me to help solve da problem?

    One more day till a looong weekend for me. Yeeeehaw!
    I’m leavin’ on a jet plane.
    Don’t know when I’ll be back again

    :mrgreen: 😀 😆

  282. Garret March 25, 2009 6:10 am

    Florida International has to cut more than $1 million from their Athletic Budget for the coming year! And this is after their teams had a good year…

    ”Through ongoing discussions with the university administration,” FIU athletic director Pete Garcia said, “a decision has been made that athletics, along with a number of other significant programs in this university, will have to adjust their budgets. The time has come to cut more than $1 million from the athletic budget, which will include significant layoffs within the department.”

    Whether it was the FIU football team tying the program record for wins last season, the baseball team producing the No. 15 recruiting class in the country and this season off to its best start since 2002, or the volleyball team winning the Sun Belt Conference, many of FIU’s teams have begun to turn the corner within the past year.

  283. July Jones March 25, 2009 6:38 am

    Wow Nate Ilaoa is on board now huh? Is that just for the Spring or does he plan to be there in the Fall as well. I know the AFL is not in session this year which could be the reason his time is freed up. Does this mean B Smith will begin to work his way towards the door? Ouch!!!
    Does Fuamatu-Maafala have any coaching experience

  284. koakane± March 25, 2009 7:09 am

    good morning tsai-ko country 8) anoddah beautiful day in Hawaii
    early shout out to bhf2 and happy trails to jm#’s

    patnah going call dis am so no use up all the juice.

    something interesting thoughts JJones brought up with nIlaoa and bsmith if true.

  285. djmitcho March 25, 2009 7:20 am

    Good Morning Everybody. Hope everyone has a good hump day.

  286. bighilofan2 March 25, 2009 7:25 am

    thanks for the info. very much.

    howzit bradda! 😀 about JJones thoughts.
    I think Coach Mack has shown he is not a quitta.
    he’s giving BSmith every shot at being
    a very sound coach, now he’s giving him
    experience at dis level and bringing in some
    great teachers and leaders who cannot help
    but improve the whole team, incl. coaches.
    for me, BSmith was not da great communicator
    it wasn’t just da occasional stutter, it was dat
    da Warriors on da Oline neva pay attention to
    him last year. I think they’ll pay more attention
    to him now though. know why? he get backup.
    their job is partly to make him look good. and he will.
    thats my edumacated guess. 😀

  287. koakane± March 25, 2009 7:28 am

    ‘viriliter age’ my pnw cuz how you hanging today?

  288. bighilofan2 March 25, 2009 7:28 am

    have a hidee hooo day peoples!!!

    Go Warriors!!!

  289. koakane± March 25, 2009 7:38 am

    bhf2 I hope you correct on dat. like cmak and undastand gotta correct da ship but he brought in bsmith for a reason, just like know if he still believes in dat reason. cause waiting to hea about bstutzmann situation.

    heh how dem local moko at cafe 100

  290. d1島 March 25, 2009 7:46 am

    Great Morning All!

    was interesting to hear Hisatake’s assessment of coaching styles and his view of BSmith as a “knowledgeable yeller”

    Hope erryboddy has a good day.

    NoHiHo today….


    Da lines are now open.

    (Did someone say, BaseBow tix?)

  291. Rob25 March 25, 2009 7:52 am

    New post up!

  292. July Jones March 25, 2009 7:59 am

    University Athletics is buisness. Football is a branch of the overall Buisness that Mack is ultimately responsible for. Bad buisness moves have been made before resulting in broken promises hence the “Stutzman Project” Great move by Mack it did land their top WR recruit. I am sure an improved OL unit is what was expected from the BS experiment which has went sour and is now been shuffled around. As bhilo mentioned “da Oline neva pay attention to him last year.” Position coaches shouldnt need backup for their players under the position they coach. There is a thing called Dead Weight not trying to be harsh but with UH trying to expand the use of the RB beyond an additional lineman his skills, background, insight to how to make a person miss, catch the ball, set up the blocks will not be his strengths. Instead of trying to make a coach into something he is not, (He wasn’t even that good at something he was) Cut your losses and upgrade. As mentioned its a buisness and a buisness trying to create a new identity, with the Run and Tight end. If he couldnt fire up the O lineman who he could better relate to there wouldnt even be a flicker for those he cant relate to.
    Go UH Warriors

  293. al ™ March 25, 2009 9:48 am

    july……stutz2 was committed to the warriors well before the stutz1 deal. i am not sure what kind of “promises” were made since most ga positions are for two years. of course, rumors abound, however, only mack and stutz knows exactly what was discussed at their meeting.

  294. warriorfanny March 25, 2009 10:03 pm

    July not June, u begin to touch on a sore spot, re RB coach, but mahalo for scratching the surface and revealing a legitimate issue.
    This coaching position has been neglected too long.

    Since, JJ, we havent seen a legitimate RB coach.
    IMO, we have suffered as a result.
    The trend continues.

    I wasnt a Gerke fan but at least he changed some drills and worked his players during agility drills.
    He also had drills that emhasized ball handling but….that is where it ended, once the RBs went to 7-7 or 11-11 his contact with his players wasnt consistent becz he would shift over to OL with Smith.
    Basic stuff during live drills were lacking such as shuffle pass snags.
    Many times our RBs had their palms turned the wrong way–simple basics.

    Look, this position deserves a legitimate coach that can apply basic fundamentals of ball handling, stepping, cutting, ball shift, grasp, spinning, clutch and cover-at-contact skills.

    Either the coach has actual experience and communication skills or has had success in coaching that position.

    We have gone through Wes Suan, Gerke and now Smith.
    Nasty is proof positive how a good RB can contribute and make this r-n-s system GO….if only, we could get a legit RB coach–we might have more consistency–year to year.

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