Davis indicted on six counts

 A grand jury today indicted cornerback JoPierre Davis on six felony counts.
He remains on suspension from the team, and is not on the Warriors’ roster. He still is on scholarship and is permitted to attend classes, but he is not allowed to train with the team or use the athletic department facilities.

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Defensive tackle Vaughn Meatoga and offensive lineman Tui Tuiasosopo each squat-lifted 550 pounds during this morning’s testing.


Laupepa Letuli, who is moving to right tackle, had a squat of 520 pounds, more than a 100-pound improvement over his total last year.

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Clarence “Lafu” Tuioti-Mariner will be a student assistant during spring practice. Tuioti-Mariner, who is scheduled to earn his  bachelor’s degree in May, will not participate in the April 2 Pro Day in Carson, Calif. Here’s Lafu, as pointed out by Laupepa Letuli:


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“I thought they were my friends,” said Brysen Ginlack, after teammates “tagged” players’ trucks and cars with Silly String and soap. Here’s Ginlack’s ride:


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And this is what they did to Tuika Tufaga’s ride:


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The winners of the volleyball tickets for tonight’s Rainbow Wahine-Nebraska match are:
• JM2375
• Loa
• Myki
• Kekoa
• Drew Hiro
Tickets will be left in their names at the box office.

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Happy belated birthday to Bianca Tokumoto, who really runs the UH football program:

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And because I’m always late in announcing birthdays, tomorrow is this blog reader’s birthday:



  1. Garret March 19, 2009 6:10 am

    Congratulations to the winners!

  2. Garret March 19, 2009 6:11 am

    I’m posting from the San Diego Airport’s commuter terminal. The airport is completely covered in fog, but my flight is scheduled to depart on-time in 45 minutes…

  3. Garret March 19, 2009 6:14 am

    I’m very, very glad that Drew Hiro won!

  4. Committed Road Warrior March 19, 2009 6:19 am

    Top 10! Congrats to the winners. Figured odds were good that Drew Hiro was gonna win.

    First round of tourney games are underway! Everyone fill out their bracket?

  5. Loa March 19, 2009 6:24 am

    Stephen –
    i was entering for DrewHiro since i cannot make it to the match
    if you don’t mind, please pass it on to one of the other winners
    sorry for the inconvenience, thanks

  6. jm2375 March 19, 2009 6:27 am

    Top 10!!

    Thanks ST. Now I gotta find someone to go with.

    Off to work. bbl.

  7. Garret March 19, 2009 6:28 am

    USC’s basketball coach just took a shot at UH…though he was joking (I hope), I didn’t find it that funny.

    Floyd also has a reason why Obama seems to have an anti-Pac-10 bias.

    “He’s from Hawaii,” Floyd said. “Every athlete from Hawaii thinks he should be recruited by the Pac-10. The president wasn’t good enough, but he should let go of his anger. He needs to move past it.”

  8. Kekoa March 19, 2009 6:29 am

    Thanks ST…my opponent ‘Drew’ quite a few entries, but I managed to stay with him with my one vote. I’ll pick up my ticket at the box office. Me and Pops will be rootin’ for the home team!

    Congrats to jm, Loa and myki. (Sorry sj, you gotta stay home watch da dog).

  9. Garret March 19, 2009 6:30 am

    Texas Tech’s head coach is upset that his QB got the “system QB” label from the NFL…kind of reminds me of what NFL scouts were saying about Colt.

    Although he may be a bit biased, Texas Tech coach Mike Leach believes Graham Harrell is the best quarterback in next month’s NFL draft.

    Leach, who scoffs at the system-quarterback label, angrily talked about NFL teams’ concern regarding Harrell’s ability to work from under center.

    “You bring up easily the most pitiful NFL cop-out of all,” Leach said in a telephone interview.

    “And you can send that message to the whole NFL. Any coach who has ever said or uttered those words or considers that a concern, here’s my message for them: How could you possibly look yourself in the mirror and consider yourself an NFL coach and not be able to teach a guy to run back three steps, five steps and seven steps? I can teach a child that!

    “Any coach in the NFL who can’t do that ought to be fired!”

  10. Garret March 19, 2009 6:32 am

    Mike Leach offered to teach NFL coaches how to drop back.

    “I can do that,” Leach said of teaching a quarterback to drop back. “I only need a three-hour window. I’ll have a great clinic for all the NFL coaches who are so horrible that they can’t teach a guy to take a snap under center and go backwards.”

  11. Garret March 19, 2009 6:32 am

    Got to go now…boarding.

  12. Kekoa March 19, 2009 6:35 am


    **More Good News From Florida!**

    Florida Ted Writes:

    “Hi, Kekoa,

    Thanks for your lovely letter. I can read, but writing is very hard still. After the initial miracles, for which I’m truly grateful, had worn off, certain kind of damages are visible to me. Nobody can see them, except me.

    The mind is a very strange a wonderful thing. That’s all I can write for now. This took me almost 45 minutes.
    So, I’m not ready for blogging just yet.

    Aloha, my friend, and all my fellow Tsaikos,


  13. NYUH March 19, 2009 6:38 am

    ST: Keep up the twittering. Inquiring minds want to know!

  14. NYUH March 19, 2009 6:42 am

    Good on Leach for slapping down the NFL and their prejudices against “shotgun” QBs.

  15. djmitcho March 19, 2009 6:48 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos! Aiyah…looks like my bracket might take a hit already with Texas A&M rolling BYwho right now.

  16. Committed Road Warrior March 19, 2009 6:55 am

    djmitcho: Ditto. Same with Butler/LSU.

    Kekoa: Good to hear that FloridaTed is making progress. Continued prayers and thoughts to him in his recovery effort.

  17. Committed Road Warrior March 19, 2009 7:00 am

    Northridge playing Memphis close right now. Hopefully this isn’t the 2-15 scare like last year’s Duke vs. Belmont (I think it was that).

  18. myki March 19, 2009 7:01 am

    Good morning to Tsai-kos everywhere!!

    Thanks so much Stephen, I guess I can’t complain that I never win anything, anymore. Will give you a call in a bit to make arrangements for pick up tonight.

    Thank you again!!

  19. djmitcho March 19, 2009 7:03 am

    I’m in the same boat with Butler/LSU too

  20. Stretch March 19, 2009 7:26 am

    Carryover from last blog

    March 19th, 2009 at 5:07 am
    morning whitey
    welcome home, did you win or donate?

    he did a lot of “donating” and here’s to hoping he gets nothing in return in 9 months

  21. Buffoman March 19, 2009 7:31 am

    That comment by Floyd is great recruiting material for UH coaches when speaking to local kids. There’s that Pac 10 arrogance again that kids from Hawaii just can’t step up and they Pac10 are doing the local kids a favor by “allowing them” into the Pac 10 circle.

    Heck, paly for UH and scheduled Pac 10 teams and shove it in their faces.

  22. haka March 19, 2009 7:40 am

    Take it slow. It may not come back all at once, but with your determinantion and strong spirit, I know that your “spring training” will get you in great shape! 🙂

    Ke Akua Ho’omaika’i Oe!

  23. Pauoa Boy March 19, 2009 7:56 am

    Thus the reason I hate USC with a passion!!!

  24. Stephen Tsai March 19, 2009 8:02 am

    How interesting. “Myki” wins, but “SJMacro” calls.
    Sounds like Wena’s mantra: “What’s mine is mine, what’s yours is ours.”

  25. da princess' classmate March 19, 2009 8:06 am

    damn, memphis keeps this up and i can just about rip up my brackets from the first set of games, yikes 🙁

  26. Da Punchbowl Kid March 19, 2009 8:07 am

    Good Morning All! 🙂

    Drew Hiro – The dream lives! 😆

  27. Da Punchbowl Kid March 19, 2009 8:09 am

    Ted –

    Take it slow and strong. Inch by inch, it’s a cinch!

  28. koakane± March 19, 2009 8:09 am

    morning tsai-ko country just checking in to wish everyone a dry day.

    agree with buffo and defiantly use that saying as a recruiting tool to all 808 athletes

    congrats to all winnas, enjoy the game tonight

    gotta go so esmeeeeeeeeeeee whooooooooshhhhhhhh

  29. d1島 March 19, 2009 8:33 am

    Congrats to the Winnahs!


    Thanks for the FloridaTed update.
    (never have chance to try the game yet)


    Looking forward to seeing you again, my friend! Keep fightin’ 😀

  30. d1島 March 19, 2009 8:38 am

    Oh well, there goes my $Million. LSU knocks me out by 4.

  31. bamboo mana March 19, 2009 8:40 am

    Ted, the WARRIOR NATION awaits your contribution to the blog, but just take it slow and easy. Our continued prayers for your complete recovery. I know we’ll see you in Vegas for the game in September.

  32. SteveM March 19, 2009 8:46 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Congrats to the winners and a happy pre-birthday wish to Janet Yoshida Bullard!

  33. duffer March 19, 2009 8:51 am

    he did a lot of “donating” and here’s to hoping he gets nothing in return in 9 months

    I’d worry about the short term effect! 🙂

  34. Koa-mahu March 19, 2009 8:53 am

    J (J) – call me. You forgot to wake me befoa you wen leave dis mornin.

    you goin come home foa lunch?!?!?!

  35. SteveM March 19, 2009 8:54 am

    March 19th, 2009 at 5:16 am
    in manila, driving lanes have no meaning. if a road is designed and marked for 2 lanes, they have 5 lanes of cars, trucks, buses, etc. how you survive in that kind of driving is unreal. i did not see one accident, but if they had one, no place to stop. it is a mad, mad, mad world of driving.

    whitey — I see Manila traffic has not changed. Brought back memories of 42 years ago. My first introduction to the traffic right-of-way by “gross tonnage” 🙂

    The other stuff I don’t remember, being only 17 and driven around alone all day in a taxi with an ex-navy cab driver… 😐

  36. Committed Road Warrior March 19, 2009 9:15 am

    Talk about sensory overload for the college hoops fan:


  37. MeiLing March 19, 2009 9:52 am

    Who was that masked (wo)man? Happy birthday, Janet!

    Congrats to the winners! See you there tonight.

    Got to get errands done so I can watch UCLA this afternoon.
    Esme & out…whoosh…

  38. MeiLing March 19, 2009 9:54 am

    FloridaTed & Patti,

    Take it slow, it’ll get better & better over time. Prayers out for you.
    Aloha no, ML

  39. Jack Flash March 19, 2009 9:57 am

    Aloha Tsaikos!
    Florida Ted- good hearing from you!
    Love the quotes from Coach Leach. When will the NFL wake-up already? College Football has it down. Take the National Championship game for example- both QB’s worked from the gun pretty much the entire game.

  40. homey ℞ March 19, 2009 10:02 am

    Kekoa – As usual, thanks for sharing.

    Florida Ted – It may get frustrating at times but keep on blogging, its good therapy! Take it easy though, step by step, one day at a time.

  41. Stretch March 19, 2009 10:06 am

    Damn…. what is the birthday girl’s blog name?? isn’t it kind of a fufu sounding name?? that picture doesn’t look too fufu to me.

  42. homey ℞ March 19, 2009 10:13 am

    ST – Was the 550 #’s the highest weight squatted?

  43. A-House March 19, 2009 10:18 am

    Florida Ted:

    Good to hear from you, my friend.

    Small, little ittbiddy steps taken collectively = s 1 gaint step. No rush, easy for me to say, but I’m like you, must get it done NOW!!!

    Be patient and understanding to your self.

  44. Stephen Tsai March 19, 2009 10:19 am

    The players told me it was the highest.

  45. homey ℞ March 19, 2009 10:20 am

    fufu name??? You mean that is jm#### under that makeup?

  46. Stephen Tsai March 19, 2009 10:20 am

    Last year, Tuioti-Mariner led the way with a 600-pound squat.

  47. A-House March 19, 2009 10:20 am

    Congrats to Vaughn and Tui for the very impressive squats!

    Way to go Vaughn – represent Kalaheo and Lawai!!!

  48. GRM March 19, 2009 10:23 am

    Florida Ted,
    Glad you’re getting better! Keep on truckin.’ It seems that you’re getting better. I had mine almost 13 years ago, and so far, I’ve been getting up every morning. Take care!

  49. Stretch March 19, 2009 10:25 am

    homey ℞:
    March 19th, 2009 at 10:20 am
    fufu name??? You mean that is jm#### under that makeup?

    could be but I didn’t know that jm could open her mouth so big….

  50. Ralph March 19, 2009 10:25 am

    happy birthday Bianca….is the masked wonder Dara?

  51. Ralph March 19, 2009 10:29 am

    Hi Florida Ted and Patti…have the will to persevere and everything will work out in time…keep blogging with us, the ohana will keep your spirits up and the typing, although tiresome, will be good physical therapy…

  52. LizKauai [Believer] March 19, 2009 10:31 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Top 60!



  53. Colomaohana March 19, 2009 10:33 am

    Howzit, Tsai-ko’s!

    Did someone say “sensory”???? Hmmm…thought I heard that word this morning…..

  54. Pauoa Boy March 19, 2009 10:36 am

    Glad to see Tui is getting stronger and has got his weight back up from his illness. Hopefully he can contribute and get into the OLine rotation this year.

    Meatoga, Tufaga, and Rocky should be knocking heads this year. With the addition of Hafoka and Masch…garrans going have planny katoosh akshon in the trenches dis year…

  55. Pauoa Boy March 19, 2009 10:40 am

    Also hoping Letuli can put it all together this year barring injury. He has shown flashes of becoming the next top lineman for us. If he can get fellow teammate Kia to rid of the attitude and focus, the OLine should be auryte with Coach Shaw at the helm…

  56. homey ℞ March 19, 2009 10:42 am

    Good morning MLiz and Big C!

    sensory? As it pertains to what? Get plenty sensory functions.

  57. Pauoa Boy March 19, 2009 10:44 am

    So if Letuli is moving to RT, does that mean Hisatake steps in at LT or Kia…or a new guy???

  58. homey ℞ March 19, 2009 10:53 am

    I’d like to see the new o-line coach assessment and see where he places the o-line personnel. I would think the center position is a lock but you never know.

  59. Kekoa March 19, 2009 10:54 am

    Now that my Supah Ferry hat goin’ be one collectah’s item, I goin’ put ’em on top E-bay.

    Eh Homey! You like buy one HSF hat? Put in your bid now befoa da buggah goes up to 37 cents! I know times are harder than 1929 and you pinching pennies for plate lunch. I can loan you da money cause Obama got me covered wit da stimulatah bucks.

  60. jm2375 March 19, 2009 10:55 am

    FlaTed – great to hear from you!! Keep up the good work. Remember, slow but steady wins da race.

    Anybody need an extra ticket for tonight? Let me know.

  61. homey ℞ March 19, 2009 11:00 am

    Kekoa – No worries about the money. I got a big tax refund back because I made like Big C and claimed 9 kids. I’m thinking of making a TV series, “homey and wifey plus nine imaginary kamalii”

  62. Colomaohana March 19, 2009 11:02 am

    Howzit, Liz!

    homey: Really?? You wanna go there, huh??

  63. Ralph March 19, 2009 11:03 am

    what JM the kid doesn’t want to follow mommy to the game

  64. Kekoa March 19, 2009 11:03 am

    PB ~ Both O & D-line will have to have a strong rotation of personnel. Looking at the physically demanding travel and game schedule still TBA, it will not be easy money. Keeping our linemen healthy from week to week on the road will be the key to our line coachs overall success.

  65. Stephen Tsai March 19, 2009 11:03 am

    Hisatake is moving to left guard.

  66. Stephen Tsai March 19, 2009 11:04 am

    Right now, I think, it’s Kia/Leonard at LT, Hisatake at LG, Estes at C, Ginlack/Ieru at RG, Letuli at RT.
    I think.

  67. Ralph March 19, 2009 11:05 am

    ST since Ferd doesn’t answer questions on the blog, is there a time frame that Bolla must submit a rebuttal to the charges handed him and secondly, did he receive only the findings of the human resources inquiry or did he receive a termination notice that has a ten day lag period?

  68. Colomaohana March 19, 2009 11:05 am

    homey and anyone else: wanna “borrow” my kids for tax purposes??! No problem…just remember, you take ONE, you gotta take all 7, plus da’ daddy…..Eh, sorry, comes wit da package…

    Then I can run away to the spa…..

    Thanks in advance.

  69. homey ℞ March 19, 2009 11:08 am

    Big C – NO, ST going smoo you! hahahahahaha! For some reason I can imagine what you would write and what Stretch, (J)J, and some of the others will write back.

    BTW, I was in your neck of the woods again yesterday…K-mart and Home Depot. I only stayed in the parking lot…

    ST – Are you privy to the charts that show the weight lifting progress of the players?

  70. Stephen Tsai March 19, 2009 11:10 am

    As the guy carrying the TV said to the police offer: “I found it.”
    I might have “found” a copy.

  71. A-House March 19, 2009 11:20 am

    With all the chatter and criticism of the Oline (especially the tackles), what are the characteristics of an excellent Olineman?

    Height? weight? strength? long arms? quick feet? blocking techniques? smarts? speed? reaction time? instinc/anticipation? stamina/endurance (mental and physical)? knowledge(abilities and limitations) of each opponent? fewest blown assignments?

    What are the three(3) most important and why?

  72. jm2375 March 19, 2009 11:22 am

    Ralph – my keed is at home on Spring Break and I don’t wanna drive all the way back to Kailua and den ova da mountain again. Speaking of which, I should wake her up… 😀

    Homey – not me… My bday is in a month that starts with “M”, but not this month. I’m a Taurus, does that tell you anything?

  73. homey ℞ March 19, 2009 11:22 am

    ST – Feel free to lose a copy in my email inbox.

  74. homey ℞ March 19, 2009 11:26 am

    jm#### – You were born in May and huge like a car or bull? Am I close?

  75. Stephen Tsai March 19, 2009 11:27 am

    Ya know I love ya, Homey (although not in the Coloma way), but no can.
    I’ve also charted every play — YACs, YAHs — the past four seasons.
    Those numbers, and my fat Rolodex, are my insurance if the company ever wanted to can my arse.

  76. Ralph March 19, 2009 11:43 am

    JM no wonder you are a statistician…taurus are focused, axe to the grind, leave them alone, one task bullish to the end….taurus makes good accountants too. just leave you to your cubicle and you’re a happy camper….so how come you always messing with kekoa’s playhouse, not a typical taurus move…

  77. Ralph March 19, 2009 11:45 am

    JM so who going feed the kid?

  78. jm2375 March 19, 2009 11:49 am

    homes – I am stubborn like a bull.

  79. homey ℞ March 19, 2009 11:54 am

    Aww, that’s ok ST. Just hope you backup those folders and files on some off-site storage facility.

  80. HiFlyer March 19, 2009 11:56 am

    Wash 38 – Miss St. 27 at the half

  81. roysan16 March 19, 2009 11:59 am

    Re-The new OL coach

    What turns me on about Coach Shaw is that when I watched his video interview on the Warrior athletic site is that he come in with full acknowledgment of all the people around him.

    He begins by greeting the staff and personnel in the athletic department, which to me looks genuinely and warmly.

    He talked to his players in a meeting, especially addressing the older players that he has to be sensitive to them because he’s their third coach in five years.

    He admits that he has to learn the offense.

    And he has to gain insight on what each player knows.

    Teaching the players where blocking techniques and assignments are by reflex and not by “thinking” especially during the games is something he stresses.

    My initial impressions of Coach Shaw is that he seems to be focused on the present, and looks to the future instead of trying to impress people on his resume or this and that “all-star” he’s coached. Extracting the most from his players, I sense , is better achieved when coaches don’t go around promoting themselves and having an essense of self love. And my initial impression of Coach Shaw is that he doesn’t, for he seems to be grounded into the moment, which I think in the long run is better for the players.

  82. Wayne O. March 19, 2009 12:00 pm

    Pardon for being skeptical, but the offensive line last year stunk. Too many penalties, especially holding and personal fouls. That means lack of discipline, poor footwork and technique. Being strong is good, but that’s not everything. They also need cohesion on the line, proper technique, and be able to sustain their blocks. They should give a long good look to the guys who haven’t had a chance so far. Guys like Leonard, Hansen, Legay, etc. The offensive line is the key to having a successful season. Right now, I’m not convinced.

  83. Kekoa March 19, 2009 12:07 pm

    ST ~ When will you be able to interview the line coaches on your show?

    We all have concerns about the historicals regarding especially the O-line discipline and keeping a viable pocket of protection for the QB. I’d like to hear what the new guy has planned to get the guys on the same sheet of music.

    I love it when a plan comes together!

  84. #1 & #2's sista March 19, 2009 12:09 pm

    Sounds like Wena’s mantra: “What’s mine is mine, what’s yours is ours.”

    at least you get a portion. the boss’ mantra is slightly different, “what’s yours is mine and what’s mine is mine.”

  85. hntkm12 March 19, 2009 12:12 pm

    anybody knows who was top the five players in the squat today 1 vaughn 2 tui 3 4 5 ?

  86. Kekoa March 19, 2009 12:12 pm

    Whoops! Thanks roysan16, you answered most of my concerns in #81 above. Still some folks might want to hear and see him themselves on the *Wai-Sai* show I guess.

  87. HiFlyer March 19, 2009 12:34 pm

    Wash 57 – Miss ST. 41 7:00 left.

  88. al ™ March 19, 2009 12:39 pm

    did it again

  89. Pauoa Boy March 19, 2009 12:43 pm

    ST – the OLine setup sounds about right to me, although I would like to see if Kia can hold on to the LT spot.

  90. mctruck March 19, 2009 12:46 pm

    Ata-way to go coach Leach with regards defending your qb against the nfl’s “system-player/qb.” He’s a fighter alright….and sounds good too!!

    Too bad coach Jones didn’t comeback like that, especially since he coached in the nfl.,oh well??..go figure.

  91. mctruck March 19, 2009 12:48 pm

    meant to say, nfl’s “system-player/qg labeling., oh well??

  92. mctruck March 19, 2009 12:49 pm

    meant, qb, not qg,…oh well??

  93. Pauoa Boy March 19, 2009 12:52 pm

    Wayne O,

    To me lack of discipline has to do with coaching. I still remember last year when Kia blew off Coach Smith like nothing and Coach didn’t do jack. Hell no, if was me I would’ve been in his arse probably wouldn’t have let him played the rest of the game. Coach Smith is young and I’m glad Coach Shaw is here to help and fix things. We do have athletes on the line and with proper coaching could play at the next level. It starts at practice though, which at times when I’ve watched didn’t seem to have the intensity needed to get the boys motivated to play to the best of their abilities. All it comes down to is coaching and holding the players accountable for what they do and how they perform. If you slacking, then Coach gotta keep the PIMP hand strong and smack em into shape quick! We’ll see though, but I think we’ll see a huge improvement from last year. Plus with our schedule this year, the boys will have to prove themselves each game!

  94. tom March 19, 2009 12:53 pm

    RALPH wrote:

    taurus’ makes good accountants

    I took two courses in accounting and never could figure why the professor was upset when I was 2 or 3 cents over or under!

  95. Pauoa Boy March 19, 2009 1:00 pm


    I think Colt Brennan said it best when he mentioned that he is a system QB. Cause whatever system you put him in, he going perform and run it to perfection. Kind of like saying Peyton Manning is a system QB, cause he only know how to run the Indy system, ah c’mon gimme a break. Regardless I just waiting for Colt Brennan take over and prove errybody wrong. Hopefully he can come back to the islands and play in the Pro-Bowl someday. With the situation in Washington looks like it could be sooner than later. Figure they no extend Campbells contract, they not looking to pick up Cutler from the Broncos, Collins is ancient and I know they not looking for a QB in the draft with pick 13.

  96. homey ℞ March 19, 2009 1:04 pm

    al – Did you take your ginkgo biloba today?

    tom – Plus a bull would have a helluva time holding a pencil and using a calculator.

  97. jm2375 March 19, 2009 1:09 pm

    Ralph – #77 – da odda “overgrown” keed (aka hubby) is responsible. Besides, she’s old enough to fend for herself (saimin, eggs, sandwich, etc)

  98. Kazz March 19, 2009 1:22 pm

    Kia 6’5″
    Hisatake 6’4″
    Estes 6’2″
    Ireu 6’3″ / Ginlack 6’2″
    Letuli 6’4″

    There’s that height some people around the horn have been looking for on our o-line.

    Let’s see Coach Shaw take that size and translate it into success on the field! :mrgreen:

  99. Colomaohana March 19, 2009 1:27 pm

    ST: #75…You mean our love/hate relationship?? You know, I love to hate on him…….Bwuahahahaha…hehehe..Well, he’s the only one smaller than me, so whaddaya expect?!

  100. homey ℞ March 19, 2009 1:53 pm

    Big C – At least it’s an advantage while slow dancing. BTW, do you and DH plan to attend any of the Warrior football home games?

  101. maddiesmomE March 19, 2009 2:02 pm

    Sooooooo this is what the dark side is all about………

    Hi C, homey

    just dropped by to say hi and to see what this side is all about ok going to do what homey does…….lurk LOL

  102. homey ℞ March 19, 2009 2:08 pm

    Hiya maddiesmomE! FYI, this isn’t the dark side…

    ST – I promise I’m not making them come here!

  103. maddiesmomE March 19, 2009 2:12 pm

    If your on here then im assuming it is! LOL J/K

    ST- Homey said I should visit and do what he does on the “pink side” lurk and post randoms…. :0)

  104. Stephen Tsai March 19, 2009 2:17 pm

    Ferd says Bolla has a certain amount of time to respond to the accuracy of the report.
    After that, UH may issue a notice of termination.
    That comes with a 10-day notice.
    So we’re talking at least a couple of weeks.

  105. Stephen Tsai March 19, 2009 2:18 pm

    Or you can just stay and play.
    We have sitters, if you need. We watch Homey all of the time.

  106. maddiesmomE March 19, 2009 2:19 pm


  107. Stephen Tsai March 19, 2009 2:19 pm

    OK, I’m heading to UH for the third time today.
    I forgot to bring the tickets the first two times.
    I have the condition where I for… uh, what was I talking about again?

  108. Pauoa Boy March 19, 2009 2:21 pm

    Lay off the Tussin…

  109. homey ℞ March 19, 2009 2:24 pm

    How do you remove someone from your friends list? 😆

  110. maddiesmomE March 19, 2009 2:28 pm

    LOL sorry dude its permanent!!! 😛

  111. jojo ® March 19, 2009 2:30 pm

    There goes the Superferry, slowly, I think that’s the slowest I’ve seen it go past Diamond Head.

  112. Colomaohana March 19, 2009 2:33 pm

    hahaha….maddiesmomE!!!! howzit, howzit, howzit, girl!! Das right, ha’ come took you so long to get here, girl? You and hubs are big UH fans……WTF??? hahahaha….just kidding….


    homey: Of course!! Why, is that an invite to t-gates?? My hubs was just asking about that…..

  113. LizKauai [Believer] March 19, 2009 2:34 pm

    Iz dat Stephanie Lum in da peektcha?


  114. LizKauai [Believer] March 19, 2009 2:37 pm

    jojo… Adm. Fargo was supposed to speak to us at the Chamber of Commerce meeting tonight… but he’s going to Maui to help his people through this setback. Right thing to do…


  115. homey ℞ March 19, 2009 2:40 pm

    Big C – Yeah, we t-gate near k-mart in the lower parking lot.

  116. homey ℞ March 19, 2009 2:41 pm

    MLiz – That don’t look like Steph. Whoever it is must be a favorite at the dentist.

  117. Wayne O. March 19, 2009 2:42 pm

    Pauoa Boy: I hope the new offensive line will get great coaching from Coach Shaw this year too. We’ll see as things develop. Depth is also needed in case of injuries.

    Re Bolla: I can’t believe it took this long to determine the finding of the allegation(s). I mean, how long does it take to find out if somebody kicked somebody. Seems like somebody was on Hawaiian time to me, which is to say, people were slow to take action. In any event, every minute, hour, day that goes by without resolution and probably a new head coach it cost us the fans, and revenue for the program in getting much needed quality recruits for the future. This women’s basketball program is in shambles and it’s just disgusting, not to mention losing close to a million dollars for the athletic department. Jim Donovan needs to do something real quick. I hate to see it, but Vince Goo should have stay.

  118. maddiesmomE March 19, 2009 2:42 pm

    LOL C Hubby is I just go and eat!!! But here is the smaller verison of him


    Ok brb gotta get the house all tidey before he gets home buhahaha

  119. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 19, 2009 2:48 pm

    Pauoa Boy,

    RE: Coach Mack’s “pimp hand”.

    I wanna see Coach say to a player that is acting up, “is Coach Mack gonna have to choke a fool?”


  120. homey ℞ March 19, 2009 2:57 pm

    Bolla should step down, resign, quit, leave town…

  121. jojo ® March 19, 2009 3:00 pm

    Liz, I can talk to you guys, but I don’t know what to talk about!

  122. Colomaohana March 19, 2009 3:03 pm

    homey: We normally go up against the fence by the walk-over bridges, near you guys…When’s the 1st?

  123. Stretch March 19, 2009 3:05 pm

    Coloma – do you go to all the games and tailgate at each one??

  124. homey ℞ March 19, 2009 3:09 pm

    What walk over bridges? You mean overpasses? Anyway, we don’t t-gate in the Stadium parking lot like Stretch. I already told your DH where we t-gate.

  125. Colomaohana March 19, 2009 3:09 pm

    I missed most of last season cause I was hapai and didn’t feel like going….go figure! hahaha… But, yes, before that during past seasons, we’d try to go as often as we could find sitters!! And, yes, I actually go to WATCH and follow the games, not to just t-gate…..

  126. Stretch March 19, 2009 3:12 pm

    homey ℞:
    March 19th, 2009 at 3:09 pm
    Anyway, we don’t t-gate in the Stadium parking lot like Stretch

    I am just too lazy to walk from the tailgate to the stadium then up the fricken stairs.

  127. homey ℞ March 19, 2009 3:16 pm

    Big C must have missed most of 7 seasons due to being hapai. She probably thinks the team is called the Rainbows.

    Stretch – just buy one of those electric riding coolers.

  128. LizKauai [Believer] March 19, 2009 3:20 pm


    (see WB July 3, 2008, I think)

  129. LizKauai [Believer] March 19, 2009 3:22 pm

    Big C- last year I got to sit in Ronnie’s section – CHOKE kids- ALL FANS- Best cheering section yet!!! Endzone Brown.


  130. Stretch March 19, 2009 3:24 pm

    LizKauai [Believer]:
    March 19th, 2009 at 3:20 pm
    (see WB July 3, 2008, I think)

    Sorry, it is NOT Stephanie Lum. It could be her birthday tomorrow but that’s not her picture.

  131. Kazz March 19, 2009 3:24 pm

    RE: Jim Bolla

    Interesting take from one poster at Sports Hawaii:

    From “Duster” at Sports Hawaii on March 6, 2009:

    “Even if Jim Bolla is exonerated (which seems doubtful), I don’t think he can effectively serve as the coach of the Wahine Basketball team anymore. Two investigations following complaints of player mistreatment spells the end of his tenure. The question, as many of you know, involves the handling of his departure.

    He declined to resign. Thus, let’s look at other options. Many would like to have him terminated for cause. I can almost guarantee that there will be a lawsuit filed by Bolla. Otherwise, he will be unable to get a coaching job in the future with the black mark on his resume. Sure, you could have the UH Office of General Counsel handle the defense of UH, but depending on who is named as a defendant in the lawsuit and how the claims are asserted, the Office of General Counsel may not be able to represent all of the UH-related defendants (which could include a diverse group like the Board of Regents, Virginia Hinshaw, Jim Donovan, Marilyn Moniz-Kahoohanohano, etc., but not Herman Frazier) due to irreconciliable conflicts of interests. UH could be faced with hiring a number of outside attorneys to defend one or more UH-related defendant. As an example, look at the Daniel Smith case. It’s less contentious than a wrongful termination case, yet the Cades Schutte firm is representing Jeff Reinebold for his actions as a UH Football assistant coach, while the Office of General Counsel is representing UH, and Cades Schutte ain’t cheap. I am assuming that Cades, Schutte is being paid by UH and could be wrong on this, but my point is that there may be conflicts that prevent the Office of General Counsel from representing all defendants, so someone would foot the bill in the event of a conflict.

    With respect to the notion that there will be a jury trial for a Bolla wrongful termination suit, I don’t think so. Suits against the State are exempt from jury trial. So there will not be 12 members of the community who will hear this. More importantly, though, Bolla’s contract may have an arbitration provision and enable the parties to resolve the dispute through binding arbitration. While viewed by many as a less expensive alternative to litigation in court, you still need attorneys to conduct discovery and present the case, plus you lose the right to appeal (and arbitrators do make mistakes) and the proceedings are typically not open to the public (which would annoy the heck out of the posters here). You still will incur litigation expenses, and while the chances of victory may be good, there is no such thing as a guarantee.

    I still think a mutual termination with a negotiated payment of a portion of the balance of his contract would be the way to go. Maybe they’re trying to do that right now. It allows the parties to move on. You can guarantee that you will not put UH and its administrators/employees through the grind of litigation. It’s not only a financial toll, but a psychological toll that would be avoided. Who wants to be required to testify at a deposition, arbitration hearing or trial? Time would also be spent by UH personnel on litigation-related matter, which is really unproductive work. Don’t you want UHAD working on ways to maintain and improve athletics instead of be tied-down by gathering documents in response to a request for production of documents? Those who have been involved in litigation appreciate not being in litigation.

    A second alternative may be to do what UNLV did to him before – reassign him to another job within the UHAD for the remaining term of his contract. I seem to recall that they tried to do that to Fred von Appen, whose “crime” was the result on the playing field and not for any misconduct. I think Fred and UH settled after that, but defer to you all who know UH athletics history far better than me. Who knows? Maybe a settlement can be reached after reassignment.

    Don’t get me wrong. I’ve actually been the player kicked in the rear for no good reason in front of my peers over 30 years ago, and I’m still angry about it. Nowadays, it is not considered discipline, and for good reason. Short of having a criminal complaint filed for assault and a conviction (which is a black and white basis for termination for cause according to Ferd Lewis’ analysis of Bolla’s contract), I believe that UH needs to carefully choose the path that it wishes to take, whatever it may be.”

    I found the bolded statement interesting to say the least.

  132. homey ℞ March 19, 2009 3:26 pm

    If that’s Ms Lum then that’s a different makeup than what she wore when she was at the Stadium a couple of seasons ago.

  133. homey ℞ March 19, 2009 3:32 pm

    Kazz – Maybe UH was getting their ducks lined up correctly. That’s why it took so long to get the report to Bolla for his review. Now if UH did a thorough investigation and does have corroborating witnesses then…we’ll see.

  134. Colomaohana March 19, 2009 3:34 pm

    homey: How you know? You heard me cheering, eh??!! hahahaha…

    And, I want one of those coolers…..

    Liz: That sounds like FUN!!!! But, when we go, its normaly sans da keiki…..IF we bring them, its only the 3 oldest (12, 11, and 8 years old). Try making 3 little ones (ages 6, 4, & 2) go up that ramp while carrying a 5 month old…ha! They THINK its all fun……up until the 2nd turn…..then it’s, “Mommy, daddy…..I’m tired! Can you carry me??!!”


  135. Kazz March 19, 2009 3:38 pm


    Sorry, but the best cheering section at Aloha Stadium is in the North end zone, section UU, row 22, SEAT 12.

    Try not to sit in row 22 though. The sound can reach un-godly levels.


  136. homey ℞ March 19, 2009 3:42 pm

    Dayum! Is your body healed yet?

  137. homey ℞ March 19, 2009 3:44 pm

    Koakane’s sits in the sleeping section.

  138. Colomaohana March 19, 2009 3:47 pm

    homey: Who me? Of COURSE!!!!

    And what section is that???

  139. Kazz March 19, 2009 3:48 pm


    It makes me sick to no end to already believe the program, in terms of this year’s recruiting class and the next is seriously crippled. Title 9 is the only thing keeping this program afloat. Bolla’s reputation in the past and his failures on the court were more than enough to hurt the Wahine players in the past and those currently on the roster.

    I still have hope that the rumors of Shawna-Lei Kuehu attempting to join the Wahine can be a ray of sunlight in all of this. The recruiting must have already been effected. When is LOI day? A month from now? Maybe less. If ST hints could be “a few more weeks”, then there is no time to accomplish anything for Coach Charity or Coach Dallas Bolla.

    I still think the Wahine have players that can play that will be returning next year. At times the Wahine showed that despite all this news around the program they can still pull off good performances to win games. If anything, next season, one thing for sure is that Jim Bolla will officially be gone from the program and they can have one full season to really come out of their shells and do what many believe those girls can do.

    I’ll go ahead a predict a winning season next year on the court.

  140. LizKauai [Believer] March 19, 2009 3:53 pm

    Catch ukuleleboi streaming live with his band 2nd Nature at 4:35pm from KQNG Radio:

  141. LizKauai [Believer] March 19, 2009 4:00 pm

    MY BAD!



  142. d1島 March 19, 2009 4:09 pm


    Adm. Fargo was supposed to speak to us at the Chamber of Commerce meeting tonight… but he’s going to Maui to help his people through this setback.

    Sounds like the Admiral was setting up his next advance but left his flank exposed!

  143. d1島 March 19, 2009 4:14 pm

    We normally go up against the fence by the walk-over bridges

    Wow! sounds like HPD must really know about somebody’s tailgate…. 😯

    Maybe we gotta check that out! 😆

  144. d1島 March 19, 2009 4:19 pm

    Gee…I guess the only thing missing from that pic of the B-day girl is the shave ice!

  145. d1島 March 19, 2009 4:21 pm

    #2 son’s reaction to his former OL-mate’s lift: Holy Cr4p!

  146. d1島 March 19, 2009 4:23 pm

    Hopefully, it really was just soap and not shoe polish that was used on all that glass.

  147. wafan March 19, 2009 4:31 pm

    Hi everyone!

    Seems to be some confusion about the birthday girl. I know she works in the athletic department because it is a photograph posted previously. I think it was from Halloween. I am bad with names so I cannot help there.

    Who is getting put up along the fence at T-Gates? Dang, that is some serious partying! HPD better watch out, though; the frisky might like to be frisked.


  148. wafan March 19, 2009 4:34 pm

    Do they sell that stuff that writes on glass in Hawai’i? It is all over the place up here. The kids use it on their vehicle glass all the time for sports, graduation, PR, . . .

    I guess they could have used tempra, too.

    No, I did not mean tempura! That would have just left grease smears instead.

  149. Jason March 19, 2009 4:35 pm

    I haven’t seen Esme post anything about this here, but I saw her post about it on Facebook. Since I seem to get pretty good responses to fundraising, I thought I might as well post this once:


    Support the Mommies and their cause for the March of Dimes! I’m not sure if baby health has affected all of the bloggers as much as cancer, but I know I’ve been directly affected. I was born 10 weeks prematurely, and weighed 2 lb, 13 oz at birth. My Dad had already lost a newborn son from a previous marriage, and he later told me he was afraid that I wouldn’t make it, too. Well, nearly 22 years later, I’m still here! 🙂

    Unfortunately, not every little boy or girl will survive that battle; and for some that do, health problems can follow. I was truly blessed to develop into a normal, healthy person, but not all do. Medicine has advanced to the point where we can treat premature births and other infant issues, but there’s still a lot of research to be done on why these things happen, and on how to reduce such occurrences. I’m sure Esme would support any help the Tsai-kos can give. And as a preemie myself, I’d appreciate it too! Mahalo! 🙂

  150. wafan March 19, 2009 4:38 pm

    FTed . . .

    Good to see you back! Happy for you and your recovery.

    Take it easy,
    Take it nice and slow . . .

  151. (Jesse)James March 19, 2009 4:41 pm

    Hey Gang…good afternoon/early evening…hope all is well…just wanted to stop by and see what is up???

  152. LizKauai [Believer] March 19, 2009 4:43 pm

    Bummers- JP Davis news is breaking on the HA front page

  153. wafan March 19, 2009 4:50 pm

    Jason . . .

    Normal? Hmmmmm.

    I would rather not use a card to donate. Do you know if there is a place to send a cheque?

  154. al ™ March 19, 2009 4:58 pm

    gingko biloba…..wasn’t he the masked executioner?

  155. Jason March 19, 2009 5:00 pm

    What is a cheque? You mean a check? 😀

    If you click on Sponsor, there’s an option to mail in a check.

  156. al ™ March 19, 2009 5:00 pm

    lizk…..i believe that is the forever beautiful esme and not stephanie lum who once also did the vili look a like thing. oh and sl is also a looker. but, can she sing?

  157. al ™ March 19, 2009 5:01 pm

    i see that stretch is instigating again today.

  158. LizKauai [Believer] March 19, 2009 5:06 pm

    See #141

  159. LizKauai [Believer] March 19, 2009 5:07 pm


    Ukuleleboi and crew are live on KQNG

  160. (Jesse)James March 19, 2009 5:38 pm

    Sad about JP Davis…aiyahhhhh

  161. wafan March 19, 2009 5:45 pm

    2nd Nature did a nice job! YAY!!!

  162. afan March 19, 2009 5:52 pm

    Boise dominated that year, the media pointed out how much their scholie’s, and players could squat. Hawaii had players that could bench more. STILL BOISE DOMINATED!

    Nashs’ players could take note on the effort and discipline of the off-season conditioning from some of the football players.

    20 chinups and 6 reps of 225 as a team best does not blow anyone off the stage.

  163. afan March 19, 2009 5:55 pm

    Shakespeare wrote hundreds of stories and plays. They probably wouldn’t like any of them!

  164. Kazz March 19, 2009 5:59 pm


    March 19th, 2009 at 5:38 pm
    Sad about JP Davis…aiyahhhhh

    Now can we give his schollie to someone else now?

  165. PowderPuff March 19, 2009 6:03 pm

    That picture makes me SCREAM! CHEEEEEEEEEE HOOOOOOOOOO! Why do the big burly, athletic types get such puny pictures and Mini Vili almost fell off the 17″ monitor?

  166. Committed Road Warrior March 19, 2009 6:04 pm

    With regards to College Baseball:

    This guy’s way-too-early projections has the BaseBows making an NCAA Regional as an at-large bid, with Fresno State winning the WAC’s auto-bid (despite the WAC Tournament being held at Les Murakami Stadium 🙄 )


    Host: Cal State Fullerton
    1. Cal State Fullerton* (1)
    4. Lafayette*
    2. Pepperdine*
    3. Hawai’i

  167. Committed Road Warrior March 19, 2009 6:04 pm

    The same guy also made this observation:

    The WAC is in trouble, too, from a multi-bid standpoint. San Jose State got off to a nice start, but lacks marquee wins thus far. Hawai’i is the one team in the WAC that should earn a bid if it continue to take care of business, especially in the WAC.


  168. Committed Road Warrior March 19, 2009 6:06 pm

    So the BaseBows are starting to get noticed. Hopefully this doesn’t bachi the team as they finish off the bulk of the non-conference schedule and head into the WAC play.

  169. Committed Road Warrior March 19, 2009 6:07 pm

    Gosh. I feel like Garret disseminating good kine information.


  170. Rich2176 aka MIA March 19, 2009 6:17 pm

    I’m not a lawyer, so why did it take a month to arrest JPD and have a grand jury indict him? The puch at the club is assault and HPD should have been involved at that point. Then, the DA does his/her job….hmmm….

  171. Rich2176 aka MIA March 19, 2009 6:26 pm

    Blessing in disguise…

    On a personal note, thank god for doctors who actually pay attention to what they do and not treat people as numbers.

    Three weeks ago my dad was scheduled for hip replacement surgery. The day before, the surgeon called him and said there was an abormality in his EKG. I took my dad to his regular doctor the next day for another EKG – same reading, and it matched a reading from 2005. He’s ordered for a chemical stress test (since he can’t do the treadmill ‘cuz of the hip), and he fails it. Next, an echocardiogram which he passes (different from electrocardiogram/EKG) and he passes. Finally, this past Tuesday, he got an angiogram and 3 blockages (85%)were found. He had stents installed today, and gets released tomorrow. Hopefully, he’ll get his hip in four weeks.

    The point is that he was healthy, never short of breath or had any indication of cardio problems. It just goes to show that every one of us needs to be diligent in regular check-ups, even if we feel great.

    Sorry for the off-topic post, but hopefully it will shed some light that no matter how healthly you feel and appear, something can still be wrong.

  172. Kazz March 19, 2009 6:27 pm


    We need Harvey Dent. I believe in Harvey! :mrgreen:

  173. Stretch March 19, 2009 6:28 pm

    March 19th, 2009 at 6:03 pm
    That picture makes me SCREAM! CHEEEEEEEEEE HOOOOOOOOOO! Why do the big burly, athletic types get such puny pictures and Mini Vili almost fell off the 17″ monitor?

    was wondering when you were going to post something….

  174. Stretch March 19, 2009 6:30 pm

    Rich2176 aka MIA:

    don’t do that, (J)J might get excited…..

  175. Rich2176 aka MIA March 19, 2009 6:31 pm

    Kazz – Lot’s of time on your hands watching Batman, huh? LOL

  176. Rich2176 March 19, 2009 6:33 pm

    Stretch – that’s not MIA, the bar hostess, but MISSING IN ACTION…

    It’s now changed…lol

  177. al ™ March 19, 2009 6:34 pm

    rich…..just out of curiosity….was dad diabetic?

  178. Rich2176 March 19, 2009 6:38 pm

    al – nope….73, healthy until before Christmas when he realized his hip was a pain in his a$$. No health issues at all. Very active.

  179. Stretch March 19, 2009 6:41 pm

    After the first day of the tournament, I am kind of happy with my picks so far. 13 of 16 and the wrong picks I made, I didn’t have going past the 2nd round so don’t lose too much possible points. Tomorrow is another big day!!

  180. al ™ March 19, 2009 6:41 pm

    well, the reason i asked about rich’s dad being a diabetic or not, is that quite commonly diabetics will not experience the normal symptoms of heart disease. one of the reasons is that they lose some ability to experience certain sensations, ie, chest pains, numbness, and the like.

    but, rich is absolutely correct in that we all need to go and have regular checkups annually. most health plans cover these exams 100%. better to be able to prevent something than to defend against it. sort of like the game of football.

    sorry for the sobering message.

    …nuff said

  181. al ™ March 19, 2009 6:43 pm

    stretch….mia, hahahaha.
    btw, #2 has 14-16 in his picks.

  182. d1島 March 19, 2009 6:44 pm


    Glad to hear your Dad is getting good care.

  183. al ™ March 19, 2009 6:44 pm

    thats very good news.
    it is amazing what the docs can do these days.
    in a week he will feel like a new man.
    thank God.

  184. Rich2176 March 19, 2009 6:45 pm

    Al – interesting info about diabetics not able to feel certain sensations. Thanks. BTW, the cardiologist was actually trying to be funny….he told my dad “You would have been a ticking time bomb with a new hip.”

  185. Kazz March 19, 2009 6:46 pm


    “Dark Knight” was an excellent movie. Right up there with “The Watchmen”.

    Honestly I was never into comics when I was a kid, but now I guess this is all catching up with me. Although, I think a lot of kids that were in the same theater watch “The Dark Knight” seemed to get bored real quick.

    Several people also got up and left during “The Watchmen”. I guess it was too complicated for some people. It’s one of those movies that while it’s a comic book/graphic novel thing, you really need to grab a hold of the story from the beginning or you will not care anymore.

  186. d1島 March 19, 2009 6:50 pm


    I can only hope that tomorrow is a different day!

  187. Rich2176 March 19, 2009 6:51 pm

    d1 – according the calendar, it will be….

  188. d1島 March 19, 2009 6:53 pm

    Thanks Rich. After the shellacking I took today, I wasn’t so sure….

    swiss cheese…my bracket….swiss cheese….my bracket…

  189. al ™ March 19, 2009 7:00 pm

    rich….he’ll be known as the man who’s bad hip saved his life.

    btw, interesting talent this year on idol. some very unique persona’s out there. and how about the young “marilyn monroe soon-to-be”.

  190. Rich2176 March 19, 2009 7:14 pm

    al – yes, any of the 10 remaining can win. I’m going to the show next Wed. – it’s Motown night. LOL.

  191. Stephen Tsai March 19, 2009 7:16 pm

    PowderPuff outed herself.

  192. Stephen Tsai March 19, 2009 7:37 pm

    I think you indirectly (or directly) paid for my lunch today.

  193. Da Punchbowl Kid March 19, 2009 8:08 pm

    We keep your Dad in our prayers, Rich. Thank goodness they caught it early.

  194. al ™ March 19, 2009 8:11 pm

    hmmmm. i’ll be in hollywoodland in two weeks.

  195. chawan_cut March 19, 2009 8:18 pm

    Happy Early Birthday PowderPuff!

  196. Garret March 19, 2009 8:30 pm

    Great to hear about the progress being made by FloridaTed! FloridaTed, you are never far away from my thoughts!

  197. Garret March 19, 2009 8:32 pm

    Best wishes to Rich2176’s Dad. I’m glad that he was released today and remember how they discovered his problem by accident…it is a good thing he had such an observant doctor.

  198. Garret March 19, 2009 8:33 pm

    Article in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel mentions the tough situation that Samson is in now that Miami gave a $30 million to the guy they picked to replace him at starting center. It also mentions the shoulder injury that ST has been telling us about.

    Jake Grove vs. Samson Satele… for the starting center spot

    There likely won’t be much of a battle here considering Grove was paid big bucks to serve as an upgrade for Satele, who struggled to generate much of a push at the center of the Dolphins’ offensive line. But Satele has played every game the past two seasons, which is something Grove hasn’t been able to do because of injuries. Could Satele prove he’s a Samoan warrior, becoming stronger, and hold onto his spot? It might be possible if shoulder issues was the real problem.

  199. Garret March 19, 2009 8:35 pm

    If Samson doesn’t start at center, the coaching staff has said that he can compete for the starting RG spot. Trouble is, Miami already has 3 players competing for that spot–one guy started last season, one guy was drafted by the current management last year, and one guy was drafted in the 2nd round by the current management while they were in Dallas and Miami’s head coach was the OL coach there.

    Donald Thomas vs. Joe Berger and/or Ike Ndukwe for the starting right guard spot

    Dolphins czar Bill Parcells called Thomas, the team’s sixth-round pick last season, a “God send” because of the raw tools he showed off early last season, earning the starting right guard spot before suffering a foot injury in the season opener. Can Thomas pick up where he left off, or will the pack catch up to him. Ndukwe wasn’t special last season, but he was decent, and has gained an experience edge on Thomas courtesy of 16 starts. The Dolphins’ decision makers liked Berger enough to bring him here from Dallas, but the role he’ll play hasn’t been determined.

  200. Garret March 19, 2009 8:36 pm

    Nice mention about Bess in their discussion of Ginn.

    Davone Bess outperformed Ginn once he became a starter. Ginn caught 18 passes in Miami’s final six games while Bess, who caught 56 passes as an undrafted rookie, contributed 31 receptions during the same Camarillo-less span.

  201. chawan_cut March 19, 2009 8:37 pm

    i was on a grand jury once. it sucked.

  202. Garret March 19, 2009 8:37 pm

    A private equity firm bought my local paper (San Diego Union-Tribune) and are looking to buy other newspapers because they feel the industry will be coming back when the economy improves. The paper they are rumored to be considering to buy next is the Austin American-Statesman, which I subscribed to for years.

    The fact that some people with deep pockets want to invest in the newspaper industry is the first good news I’ve read about the newspaper industry in a long time…

  203. Garret March 19, 2009 8:38 pm

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

    Rocks (which absorb CO2) could be the solution to global warming.

  204. Garret March 19, 2009 8:39 pm

    Researchers are working on a smart implant that would prevent blindness for millions of people that become blind due to certain diseases (5.5 million people are blinded by this each year!).

  205. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 19, 2009 8:39 pm

    4th set Huskers lead Wahine 2-1. Wahine quite dominant in the 3rd set.

    Maeda, Hewitt, and Lee looking good with more playing time.

    Attendance about 1800.

  206. Garret March 19, 2009 8:39 pm

    Article about how NSF is trying to educate the public and decision makers about the latest advances in science.

  207. Garret March 19, 2009 8:40 pm

    Air France is trialing biometric boarding cards that store passenger fingerprints to allow automated boarding.

  208. Garret March 19, 2009 8:41 pm

    Free play links pau.

  209. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 19, 2009 8:43 pm

    I’m sitting next to the cheerleaders… I had no idea how loud they are without their megaphones

  210. tom March 19, 2009 8:49 pm

    Rich2176 aka MIA asked why does it take so long for HPD to arrest someone and indicted?

    If the police does not observe the crime, they will not arrest. They will interview the witnesses and present the facts to the Prosecuting Attorney who will examine the facts and determine whether a valid charge can be made. They then will have to present it to a (grand) jury to determine if the facts justify them to return an indictment. At the point, there is an “order” of arrest from a legal entity and HPD can arrest him based on that order.

    You could also have the person who was assaulted make a complaint through the prosecutor’s office who will make a determination as to the facts and then submit it to a judge who will issue a complaint and an order to the defendant to show up in court to answer the complaint. No arrest is made by HPD.

  211. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 19, 2009 8:57 pm

    Ok. Amber Kaufman is my favorite player.

    She had a service error, walks to the bench, gets handed a towel, and just throws it to the floor.

    That is not “sulking” people, that is competitive fire and desire to win.

    This season will ride on her leadership and emotion.

  212. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 19, 2009 9:03 pm

    Yilkes! Pau 25-23 game to Nebraska.

    Huskers three sets to one.

  213. BigWave96744 March 19, 2009 9:22 pm

    So happy to see Tui recoverying and pounding the iron…
    He’s a great guy…
    I think he’s the only player to address me as “Uncle”….

  214. madeinhawaii March 19, 2009 9:28 pm

    Too bad about JP Davis.. dang.. was expecting a break out year for him.

    On the flip side of the coin, I ran into Jakeem Hawkins and his girl friend at Sam’s Club today. Absolutely beautiful couple. I spoke with them for just a few seconds but I felt like I wanted to spend the day with them both. While prepping for Pro Day, he seemed really optimistic and excited about getting another season with the Warriors.

    With the defensive back positions open… Jakeem would be a huge plus for next season.

  215. el guapo March 19, 2009 10:14 pm

    Some Warriors are giving back to the community and helping to improve relations

  216. jm2375 March 19, 2009 10:28 pm

    Evening Tsai-kos!!

    Thanks, ST, for the tix. Sat with Kekoa and Pops. Saw sj, myki and Mei Ling. Kazz – how come you neva say hi?

    Wahine looked rusty, but that’s to be expected. Nice to see the reserves get PT. Amber was fun to watch, as were the Mighty Mites, Lee and Maeda. Almost forgot that it was an *exhibition* game.

    12 of 16.

  217. djmitcho March 19, 2009 10:39 pm

    Good Evening All! Added more pics from last nights af2 game featuring J.Rivers and H. Satele. Just click on my name.

  218. homey ℞ March 19, 2009 11:07 pm


  219. Ralph March 19, 2009 11:27 pm

    happy birthday powderpuff…..so who has a pix of powderpuff. all the other birthday peeps got their pictures posted

  220. SteveM March 20, 2009 12:13 am

    Ralph — PowderPuff is the gal with the ti leaf lei and heavy eye makeup shown above. She accompanied ST to the Feb. 7 Karaoke Call, where I think you met her disguised as a normal person. 😆


  221. koakane± March 20, 2009 12:19 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY EVE POWDERPUFF, nice pic of you in fbook.

  222. Kekoa March 20, 2009 12:26 am

    Ok…I have to admit, I did enjoy watching the game with jm2375 sitting with me and Pops. We did get a little excited at times, even when the scoreboard showed Nebraska as the winner.

    ST ~ I thank you again for the tickets. jm2375 had to give her other ticket away. The people she gave it to were very cautious about taking it at no charge.

    Mei Ling is like one of those Wal Mart *greeters.* Too bad we don’t a well-funded University, JD could make it a position on the SCC staff.

  223. Ralph March 20, 2009 12:28 am

    okay I know who she is

  224. Kekoa March 20, 2009 12:32 am

    End of a long day…Didn’t get to chat with Rich 2009 and let him know that me and Pops will be willingly to pay the extra bucks. It’ll be cool just to be able to sit together with those Warrior Beat, Krazed Tsaiko fans.

  225. Ralph March 20, 2009 12:47 am

    Best wishes to Rich’s dad and of course, Margo….

  226. koakane± March 20, 2009 12:49 am

    good nite ralphie and kekoa

  227. addahknowjoe March 20, 2009 2:05 am

    Eh, Powderpuff! You know how fo party!

    Get out there and stimulate this economy! Make it a three day PowderPuffPalooza weekend!

  228. Momo March 20, 2009 2:42 am

    Thanks for all the suggestion for our up coming trip to Australia. Am real excited in going to a new adventure. I guess this must one of the reason why I am wide awake at 2.35 in the morning. The grand kids are excited and cute when they talk about the trip.

    will catch up with the blogg group when I get back.

  229. wafan March 20, 2009 2:49 am

    Merry Aloha Friday!

    Too bad about Davis. I hope he gets the help he needs. Sad.

  230. wafan March 20, 2009 2:50 am

    Good morning Momo!

    Have a safe and fun trip up-over in the land of ‘roos!!!

  231. wafan March 20, 2009 3:29 am

    Today is the 6th Anniversary of the current Iraq invasion.

    Please take a moment to remember all of the men and women who sacrificed everything for our safety. We would not enjoy the freedoms we have if it were not for all of them.

    Thank a proud US Warrior. It only takes 10-seconds.

    Turn up the volume and sing along!

    Maybe it is something the Tsai-ko Tsingers would like to tackle.

  232. Stretch March 20, 2009 4:17 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Happy Birthday to PowderPuff!!

  233. Rich2176 March 20, 2009 4:27 am

    ST – uh, you’re welcome for lunch…I think. Hope it was good.

    Thanks to all for the well-wishes for my dad. He’s in great spirits and feels really good today.

  234. d1島 March 20, 2009 5:31 am

    Great Morning All!

    Happy Birthday PowderPuff!

    Bon Voyage momo and Mrs. momo!

    Auwe JP!

    Aloha Oe Hawaii Super Ferry 🙁

    Happy 1st day of Spring! 🙂

    Have a good day erryboddy!


  235. jm2375 March 20, 2009 5:45 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    It’s another round of March Madness. Will the lone WAC team make it to Sunday or are they a one-and-done?

    Have a great trip momo and mrs momo.

    Happy Spring Equinox.

    Long day at work – meetings all day. Who schedules meetings on Friday afternoons? grrrrrr. At least we get back to some semblance of normalcy next week, although I don’t think we ever have anything close to “normal”.

    Gotta go find some kope, forgot to buy yesterday. bbl.

  236. Bingo Night Live March 23, 2009 10:49 pm

    A grand jury today indicted cornerback JoPierre Davis on six felony counts.
    He remains on suspension from the team, and is not on the Warriors’ roster. He still is on scholarship and is permitted to attend classes,

  237. bingo play live March 24, 2009 7:48 pm

    Ok dear i agree with your dialogue for gaming volleyball but this is not a easy game for any to maintain the game stamina
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  238. SEO March 31, 2009 8:01 pm

    He’s ordered for a chemical stress test (since he can’t do the treadmill ‘cuz of the hip), and he fails it. Next, an echocardiogram which he passes (different from electrocardiogram/EKG) and he passes.

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