Ralph wins the tickets

Ralph wins the two basketball tickets. If he can’t make it, Jojo is the runner-up.

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About nine Warriors are expected to earn their degrees next month.
That will help the Warriors’ APR number, as well as free up scholarships for grayshirts and recruits.
A grayshirt who enrolls in January is allowed to count toward the 2008 recruiting class.

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Quarterback Tyler Graunke is not practicing while he tends to a “personal matter.”

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Home fans are tough. Center John Estes’ hair got caught in a fan. He ended up having to cut off his long hair. Here’s his new look:

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Tough news for Rocky Savaiigaea. No, his triceps surgery was a success. But to perform the operation, they had to cut into his tattoo:


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Here’s the next great UH slotback, Dustin Blount:



  1. Cheyah! November 25, 2008 7:19 am

    G Mornin!

  2. Warrior Fan November 25, 2008 7:20 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka Tsaikos!


  3. some November 25, 2008 7:21 am

    that what she said

  4. Cheyah! November 25, 2008 7:22 am

    Isn’t today the day for some big news?

  5. djmitcho November 25, 2008 7:27 am

    Good Morning Everybody!! Hope everyone has a great day.

  6. Cheyah! November 25, 2008 7:27 am

    Oh yes she did

  7. Cheyah! November 25, 2008 7:29 am

    I’m first! Chechecheyah!

  8. Stretch November 25, 2008 7:31 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Great news about the players graduating. It is important for the current players know that their graduation or lack of graduation affects the team in the future even when they are gone. If they don’t finish school, the APR rating drops and it takes away a scholarship from a future player.

  9. Hawaiianbod November 25, 2008 7:37 am

    top 15 (4x)

  10. Garret November 25, 2008 7:47 am

    The Tacoma News Tribune had a short article on the Warriors.

    Hawaii roughed up another team from Palouse country last week with a 49-17 rout of the Idaho Vandals. The 49 points were a season high. The victory moved the Warriors to 6-5, one win away from being bowl-eligible. Quarterback Greg Alexander led the way, throwing for 264 yards and three touchdowns. Former Mount Tahoma standout Jameel Dowling had an interception for the Warriors.

  11. wayoutwest November 25, 2008 7:49 am

    So does this mean 9 scholies are freed up for the greyshirts/recruits enrolling in January? Or will UH have already hit the max 25 scholies for 2008?

  12. Garret November 25, 2008 7:49 am

    Nevada says that they will turn down a bowl spot if they finish 6-6. If too many teams feel that way, there won’t be enough teams to fill all of the bowl games!

    Coach Chris Ault said Monday that he has never been a fan of 6-6 teams going to bowl games and added he would likely recommend to athletic director Cary Groth that the team decline any bowl invitation if it is 6-6.

    “I’ve said that since they started this (format in 2006),” said Ault, whose team was 6-6 last season and then played in the New Mexico Bowl, losing 23-0 to New Mexico. “I said the same thing last year. It rewards mediocrity.”

    Another factor this year is the economy.

    “We can’t allow a bowl to cost us money, particularly in these tough economic times,” Groth said. “If for some reason we don’t win (against Louisiana Tech), we’ll sit tight and wait and evaluate any opportunity that comes our way.”

    Nevada has gone to three straight bowl games and each time has netted about a $100,000 profit separate from BCS money. But it could be a greater challenge this season to end up in the black.

  13. Garret November 25, 2008 7:51 am

    There will be a lot of bowls looking for teams–competition for the Hawaii Bowl for UHs opponent.

    In the WAC’s weekly teleconference call Monday, WAC commissioner Karl Benson sounded optimistic that a 6-6 WAC team would have a good shot at getting a bowl invitation. Through this weekend’s games, there are 63 teams that are bowl eligible for 68 spots and 19 more that could become bowl eligible.

    Assuming Hawaii (6-5) can beat either Washington State (2-10) or Cincinnati (8-3), both in Honolulu, that would give the WAC six bowl-eligible teams. If Nevada loses Saturday and falls to 6-6, 4-4 WAC, it would be tied for fifth with San Jose State (6-6, 4-4). If the WAC gets five bowl bids, Nevada would appear to have the edge over SJSU because of its victory head to head. Benson, though, said that decision would be up to the prospective bowl.

    For example, the Pac-10’s seventh-place team is contracted to go to the Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego, but the conference will have no more than six bowl-eligible teams. The Poinsettia and the WAC made an agreement recently to place a WAC team into the Poinsettia if the Pac-10 cannot.

    Benson said there could be as many as eight bowls looking for at-large teams. They are: the Hawaii Bowl, Poinsettia, Emerald, Texas, Papa John’s, Independent and Motor City.

  14. bb November 25, 2008 7:54 am

    Great game by the Warriors last night.

    One thing I noticed was the difference between the 7pm Monday crowd and the 11 pm Monday crowd of last week. The students were once again regulated to the endzone, the older fans were back in their usual seats and over all the crowd just didn’t seem as “intense” as it was as last Monday–despite having more people in the arena. I know it would never happen but it would be so much sweeter if we could get those fans who tend to wear their arena seatbelts all game long, get them up, put students right behind the benches and let them go at it. Let them chant, cheer, heckle, be drunk,–and provide the team with a true home court advantage.

  15. Garret November 25, 2008 7:54 am


    The high school players (like Stutzmann) enrolling in January will count towards 2009. The grayshirts enrolling in January can count towards 2008 or 2009. I think that there are 3 or 4 grayshirts in that category, which would free up a good number of scholarships as long as UH has room in the 2008 class.

    Colt and others who graduated last December allowed UH the flexibility to count grayshirts to 2007…another example of Colt helping UH!

  16. WarriorMojo November 25, 2008 7:54 am

    Top Fifteen, baby!

    Basketball Jones, ooh ooh hoo!

  17. Garret November 25, 2008 7:55 am

    Another Fantasy Sports article about Bess starting.

    The Palm Beach Posts considers undrafted rookie Davone Bess the Dolphins’ “likely” replacement for Greg Camarillo in the starting lineup.
    Bess, who played with Colt Brennan at Hawaii, is generously listed 5’10/190 and doesn’t possess premium speed. His snaps on offense are sure to increase, but Miami will probably just end up rotating opposite Ted Ginn based on matchups. Ernest Wilford and Brandon London are also in the mix.

  18. Garret November 25, 2008 7:57 am

    Sorry WarriorMojo…at least you are top 20.

    I’m taking the kids to the beach today…hopefully the jellyfish problem is gone from Ala Moana.

  19. madeinhawaii November 25, 2008 7:58 am

    Morning all..!

  20. madeinhawaii November 25, 2008 8:04 am

    Not liking that report on Pilare’s foot injury.. doesn’t sound very hopeful for Saturday. How’s Mouton? If both are out, it’s going to be significantly more difficult for the Warriors on both ends of the field.

    Elimimian needs 39 more tackles? Hopefully he’ll get half of that this Saturday.

    I was glad to see Jake in the game last Saturday for those three plays. Are there any other Seniors who haven’t played in front of the home crowd, yet?
    If so, we gotta get ’em in there.

  21. d1島 November 25, 2008 8:06 am

    Great Morning All!

    Top 25!
    (lower expectations than WarriorMojo, but still satisfying 🙂 )

  22. Da Punchbowl Kid November 25, 2008 8:06 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Good for the graduates.

  23. d1島 November 25, 2008 8:08 am

    Good job by those student-athletes…always need to emphasize the first part.

  24. Bulla November 25, 2008 8:17 am


    that is right, STUDENT—-ATHLETES

  25. Bulla November 25, 2008 8:18 am

    like i tell those young athletes who want to listen, ACademics always comes before AThletics in the dictionary….if it was good enough for mr. webster, it’s good enough for me 🙂

  26. d1島 November 25, 2008 8:20 am

    Good luck to the Blog-hosting JV basketball coach’s team tomorrow. Hosting a gathering so cannot make it to the game but will look for the highlight video (of the coaches)

  27. d1島 November 25, 2008 8:22 am

    Howzit Bulla.
    Enjoy your day off!

    Hmmm….I wonder who else is off today?
    Do I sense a cattle call?

  28. Stretch November 25, 2008 8:31 am

    How many people are curious to see a certain JV basketball coach dribble down the court and make a layup?? That would be some entertaining youtube videos.

  29. midori7 November 25, 2008 8:32 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    Congratulations to all the student athletes receiving their degrees!

    Nice to see some Tsaikos at last night’s basketball game. Talk about momentum swings! Up by 10 in the 1st half & then down by 13 in the 2nd. Great to see the team get back in the game down the stretch & get the win in the last seconds (those seconds turned into many minutes)!

    There’s lots of talk about possible Hawaii Bowl opponents, but first things first……we GOTTA beat Washington St. on Sat!


  30. Bulla November 25, 2008 8:33 am

    the mere fact that these young men have been allowed the opportunity to play the sport they love at the collegiate level, and in the process obtain a college degree….that is everything coming full circle.

    it is the dream of i would say every parent, to see their son or daughter recieved a college degree in their lifetime.


  31. WarriorMojo November 25, 2008 8:33 am

    Hope this isn’t a smu-able question, but does anyone know if KKEA is going to be making player cards again? Lots of seniors who need to have a card this year.

  32. Bulla November 25, 2008 8:35 am


    nope, at work since 0530, back in the saddle, but headed back to America thursday night on a red eye to San Luis Obispo, and back to HNL on sunday.

    i am open for a cattle call, just in case anyone is going to eat between now and 4 pm.

  33. d1島 November 25, 2008 8:35 am


    True. A video of the practice sessions might be more entertaining than the game.
    “This is how you set a pick….oooomphh! And that is why you need to place your hands ‘there’!”

  34. madeinhawaii November 25, 2008 8:39 am

    All these foot injuries. Could they be somehow tied into the shoes? One of the bloggers on SportsHawaii mentioned how his kid’s pop warner team had foot problems with UA shoes but they all went away when they changed shoes.

    Dhoes made in Kid’s sizes and adult sizes are different but … ?

  35. koakane™ November 25, 2008 8:41 am

    morning tsaiko kane’s and wahine’s. hope this finds all in good health for the thanksgiving holiday coming up.

    eh bull gobble gobble to you bruddah long time no see. shout out ot d1, stretch, garret (welcome home and come to tgate this sat), dpk, mih, warrior mojo and haw’nbod.

    watched the game between UNC and Chaminade and crap UNC got some players.

    congrats to UH bball team and cnash on their victory last night. I have to be more disciple and watch game till end. got frustrated again when they started to look dismal at the beginning of 2nd half so turned to watch something else. glad k5 do rebroadcast so can catch their comeback.

    see everybody again latter on so be good and play nice. esmeee whooshhhhh

  36. Bulla November 25, 2008 8:52 am


    earlier this year, after the UA contract was awarded, i was one of the few who mentioned we should use caution with the UA shoes. it is a fact that New Balance has designed a better football shoe, especially for those athletes with WIDE feet. if you don’t have a solid base, or if your foot is ‘hanging’ over the edge of the shoe….it is not a matter of if, but a matter of when you are going to suffer an injury.

    many local kids do not know how it feels to have a properly fitted shoe on their feet. when dealing with linemen, you have to imagine the amount of poundage, force, and stress that is placed on their feet when they’re battling in the trenches. to be battling with something less than 100% stable under your feet, is unacceptable.

    many athletes love the look, the ‘weight’ of the UA shoes, but it comes down to form/function.

    just my 2 sense

  37. madeinhawaii November 25, 2008 8:53 am


    I know about that “turning the TV off when the BBall team loses their halftime lead.” In seasons past that was pretty much the story. But this young team has resilience. They bounce back. They don’t quit. They are going to surprise a lot of teams out there as they start to play together and start stringing those runs together. That resilience is going to pay off big time in WAC play against those formidable Officials…nevermind the WAC competition, too!

  38. takoboy November 25, 2008 8:54 am

    since most peeps want a pac10 opponent in the HBowl, and since no one wants to see PSU/OSU II, we root for da ducks this weekend in da civil war or what. have a feeling OSU might struggle if quiz rodgers ain’t playing. an oregon victory and 2 ASU victories get us 6 qualified pac10 teams and only 1 bcs team. still possible.

  39. Rob25 November 25, 2008 8:57 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    Gotta do an Esme!

    Nice win by the BB team…had me on the edge until the end. Koakane…what kind of fan are you….nah. Amis looked much better last night and Mayen in starting to impress me. Glad to see they had better 2 second defense than Iowa State.
    It will be nice when they are able to move to weekend games and they can get even bigger crowds.

  40. MeiLing November 25, 2008 9:01 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Have a great day in Hawai’i nei!

    GO BOWS!

  41. lava November 25, 2008 9:10 am

    Sounds like we should have a players shoe committee. Shoes are critically important.

  42. FloridaTed November 25, 2008 9:11 am

    Good morning/afternoon, Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister.

    Right now, all I care about is beating Wazzu, everything will fall in place once that is done. The game against Cinci to me is another bowl game for us, possibly more important than the actual Bowl for next years consideration by the Mainland press.

    The BB Team reminds me of the FB Warriors in the first half of the season, lots of new players to come together, chemistry and shooting touch still somewhat missing, but coming around.

    Second half of the season they will be quite good, just like the football Warriors. Fleming is still finding his way, once he comes around, watch out.

  43. chawan_cut November 25, 2008 9:17 am

    I did not give you any advice. Math majors seem to know it all. ICS majors just don’t seem to cut it. Homey can vouch for this.

  44. al November 25, 2008 9:18 am


  45. chawan_cut November 25, 2008 9:19 am

    highlights of last night’s bball win
    and news of Coach Mack’s Monday presser

  46. Kekoa November 25, 2008 9:19 am

    Wessai Chaptah is looking for a few good Tsaikos. Non-animal parts eating individuals need not apply.

    A bandito raid is being formulated, and details for a run to the border of a new “El Mariachi” in Aiea is a strong possibility.

    I want suggestions for a day next week, after we all get burned out on Turkey….details on the location and menu for an All-You-Can-Eat ($15) buffet will be posted later today – just need a ‘Sombrero’ count.

  47. LizKauai (iPhone) November 25, 2008 9:21 am

    Hawaii Bowl with Warriors and BYU fills Aloha Stadium and puts the organization deep into the black.
    Warriors prevail in a close contest with the Iceman kicking the aloha ball through the uprights.

    A little something for everyone

  48. madeinhawaii November 25, 2008 9:22 am


    Don’t sweat it. Everyone’s been giving Jason advice. Jason’s response has always been.. “Hmmm.. it doesn’t add up.” 😉

  49. LizKauai (iPhone) November 25, 2008 9:25 am

    Kekoa – does Mariachis have tripe?

  50. Stretch November 25, 2008 9:28 am

    November 24th, 2008 at 4:12 pm
    … what Stretch has advised has gotten me slapped a few times …..

    hey, I didn’t tell you to drop your pants and bend over for a spanking

  51. LizKauai (iPhone) November 25, 2008 9:30 am

    Good point about the shoes. Er cleats. I remember conversations last year about the benefits of the New Balance cleats.
    Does the UA contract REQUIRE the team to wear UA cleats?
    Or can UA modify cleats to improve them per team suggestions?

  52. chawan_cut November 25, 2008 9:30 am

    and my lame advice doesn’t even work for myself. so you should definitely not listen to me.

  53. madeinhawaii November 25, 2008 9:30 am

    tripe [traɪp] nombre
    1 Culin callos
    2 familiar chorradas

  54. madeinhawaii November 25, 2008 9:33 am


    # Stretch:
    November 25th, 2008 at 9:28 am

    November 24th, 2008 at 4:12 pm
    … what Stretch has advised has gotten me slapped a few times …..

    hey, I didn’t tell you to drop your pants and bend over for a spanking

    There you go.. blew your secret “women power lifter” pick up maneuver.

  55. Kazz November 25, 2008 9:33 am

    Awesome last “minute” win by the ‘Bows last night!!!

    Heard the Washington State beatwriter on the Bobby Curran Show this morning and I quote him when he says, “we’re (Cougars) probably not as good as Idaho”.

    Take that for what it’s worth and I was screaming in my car “BS”. I haven’t seen any Wazzu games but I’ve seen the box scores, yet I cannot believe the worst of the PAC 10 cannot be better than Idaho.

    As long as the Warriors aren’t listening, we shall win the day!

  56. d1島 November 25, 2008 9:33 am


    Maybe a little later than usual.
    I just started transferring the ID game to DVD

  57. LizKauai (iPhone) November 25, 2008 9:33 am

    mih- I’m thinking that when Garret the student was given amateur advice, his comeback was “it won’t fly”.
    Go Jason!

  58. Jun Tao November 25, 2008 9:35 am

    Hey BB (Post #14),

    I think you made a good point about the crowds. I don’t usually follow the Warrior basketball team but it sounds like having the “students” in the first couple of rows seems to somehow fire up the team as well as the crowd. There is only so much that the cheerleaders and rainbow dancers can do so I would totally agree with opening up at least the first five rows to “open” seating for students.

    As we all know, this won’t happen until the “student body” or “die hard” fans voice their opinions to Mr. Athletic Director.

    This is a win-win situation for all no matter what the outcome is.

  59. homey ❤ November 25, 2008 9:37 am

    First advice to Jason is to find someone who likes to ride the bus.

  60. d1島 November 25, 2008 9:40 am


    I’m wicchu on dat one.
    9th place in the Pac-10 is still a Pac-10 team with Pac-10 athletes.
    UW last year was supposed to be woeful (and carried over to this season) but still, Pac-10 speed is something UH ain’t got in great abundance.

    BEWARE THE TRAP GAME! Prove me wrong on Saturday, PLEASE!

  61. Kekoa November 25, 2008 9:44 am

    Liz ~ I’m pretty sure they do have tripe, but I’ll be sure they have it at the ready!…A Sunday go-to-meetin’ is always a possibility.

  62. homey ❤ November 25, 2008 9:47 am

    What? No recruits today? I woke up early for nuttin?

  63. madeinhawaii November 25, 2008 9:48 am

    The only way to find the “perfect” woman is to become the “perfect” guy.
    Otherwise…just find someone who complements you…and compliments you, too.

  64. Jack Flash November 25, 2008 9:52 am

    Just remember-
    Happy Wife, Happy Life!

  65. homey ❤ November 25, 2008 9:54 am

    Jason will get plenty compliments once he starts going to the darkside.

  66. d1島 November 25, 2008 9:56 am

    homey ❤,
    But he’ll need to be good with numbers to figure out how to “fund” it as a student.

  67. Kekoa November 25, 2008 9:58 am

    Sage advice mih.

    Some of us have a hard time holding on to that ‘perfect’ label. It keeps falling down over our eyes, huh (insert name of individual).

  68. homey ❤ November 25, 2008 10:04 am

    I wonder who named Prairie View A&M? I can just picture the the founding fathers standing in the middle of nowhere pondering what to name the school…

    *yeah, I read their history…*

  69. djmitcho November 25, 2008 10:07 am

    I know Wazzu is a Pac-10 team, and the Warriors need to take them seriously, but they are really bad. I’ve watched them about 4 times this year and I do think Idaho is a better team. The key to the game will be the front 7 for UH’s D. Lopina, their starting QB, has a problem handling any kind of pressure. If the D can get to him early and lay a couple of hits on him, he will fold fast. He isn’t a running QB like some we have faced this year, so that is something the D won’t have to worry about. I think the key to the whole game is gonna be getting to Lopina early and often.

  70. Kekoa November 25, 2008 10:09 am

    Homey ~ Not as good as “Waipahu View?”

  71. homey ❤ November 25, 2008 10:10 am

    November 25th, 2008 at 9:56 am

    But he’ll need to be good with numbers to figure out how to “fund” it as a student.

    Especially with those $20 nekohana’s!

  72. (Jesse) James November 25, 2008 10:13 am

    Good morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes….

    Have to Esme again today. Hope everyone has a good day.

    Jason…I was a pre-med/biology major….that is how I know about those “people” on hotel street…besides, working on an ambulance in EMS took me down there many a times….mwahahahahahahaaha

    I agree with d1 and Kazz…don’t let this be a trap game. Think of WSU as a Pac 10 elite team. Don’t look at a team’s record or what they look like on paper…that’s why they play the game on the field.

    Okay…Esme and out…..

  73. Stretch November 25, 2008 10:15 am

    I think after that Utah St game and knowing what is at stake with another win, the team will be focused.

  74. d1島 November 25, 2008 10:16 am

    homey ❤,


  75. SteveM November 25, 2008 10:17 am

    Good morning everyone!
    Another day at work for me…but the last until next Monday. 🙂

    November 25th, 2008 at 9:28 am
    November 24th, 2008 at 4:12 pm
    … what Stretch has advised has gotten me slapped a few times …..

    hey, I didn’t tell you to drop your pants and bend over for a spanking

    Jason — don’t mind Stretch– but follow his advice until you meet the one that doesn’t slap you… 😆

    Homey had a good point about the bus…and don’t forget my “Bus Stop” soliloquay at the bottom right of my Tsai-ko page… 😐

  76. NorthShoreFan November 25, 2008 10:19 am

    Goooood Morning from the NorthShore Tsaikos!
    Waves are supposed to build and I hope the Aikau can be run this year.

    Anyhoo, Bulla you are spot on about having good fitting shoes. I have experienced sprains and toe problems in my limited weekend and after work athletic endeavors. Initially I wanted to do the cheapo route and bought the KMart specials but soon found out why buying more expensive actually cost me less. Didn’t need as much Dr. appointments, x-rays and ointments and tape and braces for the ankle and knees.

    Great to hear about the athlethes who will be graduating. I wonder if Brian K. can step this rate up? Hey Brian, can do? 100%?

    Great piece about Jayson Rego. I’d like to see more features about the unrecognized, unsung heroes of the athlethic programs. These guy toil everyday and they do shed the blood, sweat, tears and go through the injuries the rest of the team does. These guys really love the game they play. No glory, no pictures in the media, no articles about them but they keep playing the game they love. We do owe them a great big MAHALO!

  77. homey ❤ November 25, 2008 10:20 am

    Kekoa – Damn right about the Waipahu view! Can see the Koolau mountain range, the Waianae mountain range, Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head, the twin towers of Pearl City, and in the earlier days the waving tassles of the sugar cane. Nowadays, all you see is kalamungai trees in every yard. The sound of roosters, the absence of barking dogs, at least 6 cars parked in every garage, family of 20 in a 4-bedroom home…

  78. (Jesse) James November 25, 2008 10:23 am

    homey…you forgot to mention ornate porches and lanais…and lots of wrot iron…..LOL

  79. Kazz November 25, 2008 10:31 am


    The last time UH faced an opposing QB that couldn’t handle pressure was against LaTech and that kid was HORRIBLE.

    Running QBs have not been too much of a factor against our D and that includes that boy scout on steroids Tim Tebow 🙄 .

  80. NorthShoreFan November 25, 2008 10:31 am

    Missed the radio show but me thinks that WSU beatwriter is just trying to blow some smoke. Trying to make like WSU is out of the game.
    Remember, they are in the PAC 10 and have PAC 10 athletes. Warriors will have a war on Saturday.

    But anyhoo, anybody knows why is it that BCS conferences get to send 6 and or 7 place teams to a bowl game? Money?…kind of missed the explanation of this one…

  81. homey ❤ November 25, 2008 10:33 am

    (J)J – Yeah, that too! And also props to Lowes and Home Depot for carrying a wide variety of bright house paints.

  82. A-House November 25, 2008 10:34 am

    Good morn, good neighbor – we are holding our breath on your recruiting “package” annlouncement – we are turning blue in da face!!!

    Will you surprise us today or must we wait another day or 2 or 3 or 4?

  83. letsgowarriors November 25, 2008 10:36 am

    can we expect anymore verbals this week?

  84. homey ❤ November 25, 2008 10:37 am

    Kazz – The Nevada QB was pretty good. The Boise QB could scramble good and stay composed.

    I’m sure the Warriors will be prepared and focused this Saturday. The coaches will do a good job of reinforcing what Warrior football is all about.

    Any recruits coming for a visit?

  85. jojo ® November 25, 2008 10:37 am

    wrought iron…

  86. homey ❤ November 25, 2008 10:38 am

    A-House – You and Mrs. A-House would make tremendous free divers!

  87. homey ❤ November 25, 2008 10:41 am

    jojo – and no forget about the plastic covers on the sofa.

  88. d1島 November 25, 2008 10:46 am

    …and the guy with the barrel!


  89. jojo ® November 25, 2008 10:46 am

    so who will be playing in the (Sheraton) Hawaii Bowl? With a win against WaSt, UH will play against who? The suspense is killing me!

    And are any blog readers running in the Honolulu Marathon? Esme? Anyone?

  90. J-Dog November 25, 2008 10:52 am

    re: UA shoes

    Look closely, some players have gone back to their nike cleats during games.

  91. mp November 25, 2008 10:54 am


    UH 49 – WSU 10

    GO WARRIORS!!!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving to all.

  92. J-Dog November 25, 2008 10:56 am

    Do the UA athletes on the commercials i.e. Ray Lewis, Vernon Davis, Julius Jones, Jonathan Vilma, etc. actually use UA cleats during game days or just off field training?

    If not, then those shoes are all just hype and style with no substance.

  93. homey November 25, 2008 10:59 am

    jojo – Marathon? Sheesh, walking to the Stadium from the cabana is around 5 miles! Then we gotta walk back after game…another 5 miles!

  94. FloridaTed November 25, 2008 10:59 am

    It all depends on the Wazzu players character how this game will be going. They either play like a wounded cougar or a scared house cat, in any case, always beware of anyone who has nothing to lose !!!

  95. al November 25, 2008 10:59 am

    tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock…………..i am as impatient as mr. ahouse when waiting for promised news.

    tick, tock, tick, tock,…………..hey, i feel like that crocodile.

  96. Jon November 25, 2008 11:02 am

    Bulla –

    I coach football and recently bought the “Evade” UA trainer shoes for practices. My feet are slightly wide but size 12 has always been fine for me in any other brand and i’ve never needed to buy special width shoes. The UA shoes seem VERY narrow and don’t feel super secure. It does feel like if you planted hard going sideways that the shoe could give way. Major bummer because I like all their other products. They make a great visor, super comfortable!

    Hard to believe that a company like UA that heavily identifies itself with football makes crappy shoes. Hopefully they’re working on fixing this soon.

  97. homey November 25, 2008 11:05 am

    J-Dog – I noticed Crabtree from TT wears the UA shoes.

  98. jojo ® November 25, 2008 11:06 am

    al – Peter Pan?

  99. Ronnie November 25, 2008 11:07 am

    I remember that when the UA deal was announced, there was a lot of concern on the blog about the shoes. I thought the players were supposed to have “custom” shoes made based on the outline of their feet. Maybe I just imagined that…

  100. Stretch November 25, 2008 11:07 am


    This pic of Ray Lewis has a little swoosh on it. Not sure when it was taken, possibly before he was paid by UA??

  101. homey November 25, 2008 11:07 am

    al – maybe we shouldn’t be bothering ST as he may devising a game plan for his basketball team. Priorities.

  102. jm2375 November 25, 2008 11:08 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    Congrats to the bball team for the heart attack win last night.
    Congrats to all the UH student-athletes graduating next month.

    Jason – you need a female perspective, but not from me. I’ve been married too long. Try ask your nanay or one of the Twins. 😀 😆

    OK, let’s see, my watch says 10:42am. The blog clock says?

  103. homey November 25, 2008 11:08 am

    Ronnie – I’m certain you imagined it. 😆

  104. jm2375 November 25, 2008 11:10 am

    26 mins?! Hey tekkies, can’t you reset it? Oh, wait, isn’t it fast so ST makes his assignments on time? NOT!

  105. walterm November 25, 2008 11:12 am

    great finish to the b-ball game; fun to watch these guys play(most of the time – except for some of sacha’s shots?); next year is going to be good – all returning.

  106. homey November 25, 2008 11:12 am

    jm8909 – You have a talking watch?

    ahhhh, the bball team…still gots a lot of work to do…

  107. homey November 25, 2008 11:17 am

    jm4512 – they can reset the clock but it will still run faster again. the tekkies may have to look at the cpu frequency parameters or it may be a power source timer problem or I don’t know what the heck I’m talking about.

  108. homey November 25, 2008 11:18 am

    It’s about time an o-lineman commits.

  109. d1島 November 25, 2008 11:20 am

    How about time for a practice report? Injury update?

  110. djmitcho November 25, 2008 11:21 am

    The reason the bcs conferences can send six or seven teams, if they are bowl qulified, is cause there are TOO MANY bowl games. There are enough bowl games for 1/2 the D1A teams to go to if they are quilified.

  111. djmitcho November 25, 2008 11:21 am

    oops…I meant to spell “qualified”

  112. Ronnie November 25, 2008 11:22 am

    homey – it wouldn’t be the first time… Those darn flashbacks… 😆

  113. homey November 25, 2008 11:24 am

    Wash St averages around 245 yards a game on offense and gives up ~ 450 on defense.

  114. Stretch November 25, 2008 11:26 am

    d1 – we will have to wait for either ST or SJ/myki for the practice reports. ST don’t call me anymore so I can’t post what happens at practice.

    speaking of myki, did anyone else see her at the basketball game wearing a RED jacket??!!?? Iowa St is red!!What’s up with that??

  115. madeinhawaii November 25, 2008 11:29 am

    Ahh… UA shoes.. reminds me of the poem…
    How did it go?

    “For want of a shoe… a season was lost…”

  116. homey November 25, 2008 11:35 am

    Stretch – It’s like Tom Mui wearing a red shirt to the TV-gate when the Warriors played NMSU. What’s up with our elders? Wait, myki is only 3 years older than me.

  117. d1島 November 25, 2008 11:35 am

    “For the want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for the want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for the want of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy, all for the want of care about a horseshoe nail.”
    — Benjamin Franklin

    IIRC someone may have extended the thought further to include a whole civilization or something (i.e.-battle lost, war lost, country lost, etc.)

  118. d1島 November 25, 2008 11:37 am


    OK. Well, I hope the aftergame celebration was worth it anyway! 😉

  119. Stretch November 25, 2008 11:38 am

    homey – whoa, you old….

    d1 – was fun at the time.

  120. sjmacro November 25, 2008 11:40 am

    Stretch: myki said we were winning when she had it on, started losing when she took it off–lucky she put it back on in the last two minutes to help chawan_cut bother Brackins’ free throws. 🙂

    The following is link to pics from this AM to complement our shoutout to kimrykauai.
    Sorry LizK–no pics of the Tip Top goodies; took your word of snooze you lose. 🙂

  121. homey November 25, 2008 11:40 am

    d1 – Good ‘ol Benjamin Franklin. Just think if he had his way we would have a turkey as our national bird. I see his craft store franchises are still around.

  122. Stretch November 25, 2008 11:45 am

    November 25th, 2008 at 11:40 am
    Stretch: myki said we were winning when she had it on, started losing when she took it off–lucky she put it back on in the last two minutes to help chawan_cut bother Brackins’ free throws.

    ahhh, maybe she is the badluck for the team that she is wearing the colors?? remind her NOT to wear green to anymore games… hahaha

  123. chawan_cut November 25, 2008 11:48 am

    ms. uhfan808 wore a red sweater to last night’s game against iowa state…
    c’mon midori7! plan the twins’ wardrobe better! only green and white (and sometimes black)!!!

  124. Robbie November 25, 2008 11:51 am

    Regarding the Pac-10 and the Hawaii Bowl: I believe Russ Y. said this morning if ASU wins their last two, barring Oregon St. in the Rose Bowl, they (ASU) is a lock for the Hawaii Bowl. Unless I read the current standings wrong, I don’t necessarily agree. I sent them this e-mail. Comments, particularly from ST would be appreciated.

    Per your show this morning, maybe the guy who said Arizona could be Hawaii Bowl-bound may be right.

    If Arizona State beats both UCLA and Arizona, they will be 6-6 overall AND 5-4 in the conference. This would drop Arizona to 6-6 overall AND 4-5 in the conference.

    If Oregon beats OSU and USC ends up in the Rose Bowl, then the top 4 would be USC, OSU, Oregon, and Cal.

    The Emerald Bowl has the #5 Pac-10 choice (over the Hawaii Bowl),
    Why would they take ASU over Arizona:
    1) better conference finish (5-4 versus 4-5)
    2) ASU beats Arizona head-to-head
    3) ASU ends the season on a 4-game winning streak, while Arizona would end on a 3-game losing streak
    4) other factors- Phoenix metro area much bigger than Tucson metro area, ASU 2X as large enrollment (67,000 in ASU system versus 34,000 in UA system) and presumably larger alumni

  125. chawan_cut November 25, 2008 11:51 am

    oh wait, forgot to add the color orange sometimes too.

  126. al November 25, 2008 11:55 am

    yah, jojo….so what? peter is older than i am.

    btw, i have an office across the street from you now.

  127. A-House November 25, 2008 12:03 pm

    People, people, people – my good neighbor is an honorable man with great integrity and would not let his faithful flock down by not giving us the “heads up” on the “recruit package”. Is integrity not one of his strong points?

    BUT, my pulse has dropped below 48 beats per minute, my brain is slowly dying for lack of oxygen, I’m more blue that the “turf” at you know where – WHERE THE HECK IS THE ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  128. addahknowjoe November 25, 2008 12:05 pm

    I wonder if Obama going make his personal chef in the White House cook up some local kine grinds for him and his guest.

    Would be funny to witness dignitaries and heads of state contemplating key sensitive issues of the world over one plate lunch.

    How cool would that be.

  129. al November 25, 2008 12:06 pm

    everyone is getting bored.

    you do know that coach tsai is busy strategizing for his game tomw. he is probably asking how come the buff n blue got players six feet tall while he scans his roster that is laden with sub five footers throughout. trying to figure a way to keep the score down.

    hmmmmm. do they have a possession clock at the intermediate level if not play a keep away game. 4 corners?

  130. Kazz November 25, 2008 12:06 pm


    November 25th, 2008 at 11:07 am
    I remember that when the UA deal was announced, there was a lot of concern on the blog about the shoes. I thought the players were supposed to have “custom” shoes made based on the outline of their feet. Maybe I just imagined that…

    Ronnie if UA didn’t do this then I imagined it as well. I think the Advertiser article about the new uniforms earlier this year did mention UA wanting to scan each player’s foot to get them good fitting shoes.

    BUT as Bulla pointed out, no sense in having good shoes that fit, but cannot “handle” or support.

    I would think that UA would have “mastered” their footwear as word of mouth about how good or bad a product is can be very damaging especially amongst athletes that depend on good equipment.

    I was very much on the UA bandwagon (and still am) when the deal was announced as I had some stuff from them to use for myself at the gym and the UH deal just made me go insane over their products. Again, I am not an athlete that “needs” them, but for me the trainer shoes are quite alright. The cleats however I cannot personally comment on as I have never used them.

  131. al November 25, 2008 12:09 pm

    i take that back….ahouse is more impatient than i.

    lun cha wa!

  132. homey November 25, 2008 12:14 pm

    I think A-House needs some oxygen.

  133. homey November 25, 2008 12:18 pm

    Kazz – no worries, many here have not worn cleats. Best sound ever, metal cleats on cement.

  134. homey November 25, 2008 12:18 pm

    Did al say lunch?

  135. Stretch November 25, 2008 12:20 pm

    November 25th, 2008 at 12:03 pm
    BUT, my pulse has dropped below 48 beats per minute, my brain is slowly dying for lack of oxygen, I’m more blue that the “turf” at you know where – WHERE THE HECK IS THE ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Can all of you guys imagine when A-House was waiting for the announcement of the 2007 football schedule from his all time favorite??

  136. jojo ® November 25, 2008 12:30 pm

    Thanks Robbie for the info. I really should invest in a radio so I can have something to listen to in the AM.

    al – I’ll call you next time we have a luncheon!

  137. takoboy November 25, 2008 12:32 pm

    on da msn homepage, it said cincy qb out, next to quiz rodgers doubtful, work won’t let me open it, anyone know da details to da cincy qb’s injury

  138. Rich2176 November 25, 2008 12:34 pm

    Homey – Think wassssupU is having a rough offensive year – SMU racked up an astonishing 201 total yards in their last game against UTEP – 137 passing & 64 rushing. Their D gave up 500+ yards. Long season for JJ…

  139. Kelli November 25, 2008 12:35 pm

    Hi everybody! I wanna hurry up and graduate, too. Jason and I are almost pau!!! Right, Jason? AJA AJA FIGHTING!

  140. Ralph November 25, 2008 12:36 pm

    seems as though the fb players at S. Carolina, Auburn, Texas Tech and Maryland have adjusted well to the UA shoes…each team with about 120 fb players, I’m sure a few prefer the comfort of their favorite brand, some just like everything nike, etc. but in athletic business, you got to adjust to the schools choice which pays the bills…

  141. SteveM November 25, 2008 12:37 pm

    Lunch time at work. I mentioned to a few people that I got impatient and booked an attractively priced 11-day Mexico cruise immediately after the UH-UNLV game. Added myself to the Pending/Future cruise list at:


    If you are a cruiser and/or buying yourself a cruise for Christmas, please let me know and I’ll gladly add you to the list. Never know–you might get some Tsai-ko company 🙂 My email addess is on the page.

  142. Rich2176 November 25, 2008 12:38 pm

    Against Navy they had 144 total yards – 157 passing and -13 rushing. BTW, they lost 34-7.

    So, all the BS about the RnS being a system offense holds no water if the personnel can’t get the job done….

  143. madeinhawaii November 25, 2008 12:40 pm


    I thought it was Aza Aza …fuwaitingu!

  144. Ralph November 25, 2008 12:42 pm

    i’ve watched crabtree, Texas tech wr, who runs well with lots of speed and his shoes doesn’t seem to bother him. Have our warriors players actually complained or was the evaluation only made by Bulla for the Beast and Markowitz affinity for new balance shoes for his son….

  145. sjmacro November 25, 2008 12:47 pm

    #120 kimrykauai =kymrykauai 😳 and I looked it up too

    The following is link to pics from this AM to complement our shoutout to kimrykauai

  146. Garret November 25, 2008 12:56 pm

    Back from the beach…great day!

    Rich, The Navy game was played in a monsoon! I saw highlights and there was a reason Navy never threw a pass (aside from SMU’s pitiful run D), the wind and rain was crazy!

    Remember before the UTEP game JJ suspended for the rest of the season their top receivers (basically, all the WRs who had any significant number of catches) and some other players…their offense is going to be bad for their next game too.

  147. d1島 November 25, 2008 12:58 pm


    Add #2 son to the list of NB believers. He wore them in HS.
    This past season in college, it wasn’t an option because team decided everyone would wear red-trimmed shoes which weren’t available from NB.
    NB offers different widths in most of their lines which makes it very suitable for the “luau feet”.

    However, I will agree with you that it may be premature to single out the UA shoes as the singular source for the foot injuries the team has had. It’s just something to bring up in post-season evaluations.

  148. djmitcho November 25, 2008 1:00 pm

    As far shoes go, when I played in college, we had to buy our own shoes, unless you were a starter or someone who played alot. Despite having the choice of shoes, I wore one of the cheapest brands there was. TAG was the brand name. They were comfortable and they did the job and since I wore ankle braces anyway, I had more than enough support.

  149. Rich2176 November 25, 2008 1:02 pm

    Thanks Garret – I would assume there’s a reason for everything. I’m so jealous you’re home. Been swamped the past couple months. (Funny, my billings don’t show much difference for all the hard work.) Might not make it out there until after the new year. Dang….I wanted to attend the Cincy game and dinner, and the Hawaii Bowl. Have fun…

  150. djmitcho November 25, 2008 1:02 pm

    I never played with NB football shoes, but their running shoes are great and wide

  151. J-Dog November 25, 2008 1:08 pm

    Maryland, Auburn, Texas Tech, South Carolina, Utah, South Florida, Hawaii.

    Would be interesting to know how many players suffered ankle injuries while under UA compared to their previous outfitter.

    Seems like we’ve had a lot of ankle injuries this season? Something to research eh?

  152. g-nalo November 25, 2008 1:11 pm

    aloja’s everyone!

    went to bball last night……pre-game warm-up good, bball game good, post game celebration good, this morning NO GOOD………….dang Stretch.

    btw – good to see Midori

    Kazz – no worries, many here have not worn cleats. Best sound ever, metal cleats on cement..

    some of us are old enough to remember metal cleats on golf shoes. i guess it might sound good if you walk “softly”, i wouldn’t know? 🙂

  153. J-Dog November 25, 2008 1:11 pm

    Funny thing is, Auburn actually was outfitted by New Balance prior to their deal with Under Armour. Article says they “dumped” New Balance for Under Armour. I guess a big school like Auburn can afford to cut contractual ties.


  154. homey November 25, 2008 1:25 pm

    takoboy – it is the Cincy cb that is out. Knee surgery.

    Rich – We’ll see how JJ and SMU do next season. 😆

    g-nalo – I never played golf with metal cleats. Wouldn’t that eat up the greens?

  155. Bulla November 25, 2008 1:33 pm

    #144, in his junior year, the beast wore NB shoes. however, in his senior year, and currently he is wearing Adidas and finds them to be well suited for his needs.

    my reference to the NB shoes was the popularity they have with linemen, who tend to have ‘larger’ feet than other positions. that is why at the Brian Derby camps, the NB shoes were offered for discounts to the players.

    i don’t have a preference for any shoe, as long as the shoe is not a contributing factor to further injuries.


  156. Mrs. A-House November 25, 2008 1:34 pm

    ST –

    Nice to have blustery gusts of wind in our valley. Perhaps a fortuitous gust timed with a rapid wide turn in our cul-de-sac will yield a Davone Bess poster falling out of your car trunk/window (wrapped in plastic as rain protection of course) and rolling down our driveway to our front door. Thanking you in advance for the Prairie View A&M / UH basketball tickets. (BTW, did I mention to you what a difficult time I’m having picking out your Christmas gift… 😉 😉 )

  157. madeinhawaii November 25, 2008 1:38 pm

    I suppose, though, different positions may demand shoes that are reinforced in different areas. A runner and receiver will probably need shoes that provide additional support similar to what good tennis shoes are designed to do — good flexibility by the toes, padded heels, good arch support, and reinforced sides,especially by the heels to prevent one’s ankle from twisting.

  158. A-House November 25, 2008 1:39 pm


    metal cleats left very small holes on the green – like someone took an small nail and pounded it into the green – didn’t affect putting – at least, not for me!!!

    playing one a year helps too.

  159. Mrs. A-House November 25, 2008 1:39 pm

    Garret –

    Welcome home! I was so disappointed that I missed yesterday’s Na Koa lunch and the opportunity to talk story with you and the other Tsaikos. Mahalo for signing my book of fame and also for coming through for us re the VHS/DVD recorder. I’m elated that your Dad will be posting on the blog. I’ll address a post to him right now…

    My best to Lori, Mika and Faith. Hope the weather holds out as you continue to enjoy your vacation here.

  160. madeinhawaii November 25, 2008 1:41 pm

    Call the Coach tonight… everybody get your questions ready. Only a few more opportunities before the season ends.

  161. Ralph November 25, 2008 1:42 pm

    J dog aren’t our warrriors injuries (ankle, high ankle sprain) due to be whacked by the opponent as opposed to being turned while running or planting ones foot for balance, etc. I believe Mouton mentioned that he got hurt when the tackler continued rolling into him to cause his ankle injury

  162. homey November 25, 2008 1:44 pm

    A-House – Oh, I see g-nalo meant metal spikes! My bad…I was just picturing baseball cleats on a green. I’m like you, it doesn’t affect my putting since we just chip it in the hole from off the fringe. 😆

  163. jm2375 November 25, 2008 1:45 pm

    Hi Mrs A-house!

    Mebbe the gust of wind will be so strong that the poster will fly on over to the Keolu Hills area and land right at my front door! 😆 nah j/k

    So, are they gonna make posters for all the former Warriors in the pros? That would be great to see those all over the Athletic Dept. Even some of the “older” guys like Coach Nash & Coach Miano.

  164. homey November 25, 2008 1:47 pm

    Whatever the case may be for foot injuries, the advised footwear for the t-gates is steel-toe shoes. 😉

  165. Mrs. A-House November 25, 2008 1:47 pm

    Momo –

    Finally we can chat via the Warrior Beat with you and Mrs. Momo. Time flies quickly when you are the story teller at the t-gates. Folks, if you want a glimpse of the good ole’ days of Hawaii growing up on the Windward side of the island or just issues about life, hardships and how to overcome, join Momo (Garret’s Dad) and Mrs. Momo. Not only are these fine people truly “long-time UH fans”, but they are a wealth of knowledge and life’s experiences…some pleasant, some not, but always something from which we can gain. Time well spent…for sure. See you Saturday.

  166. Saturday November 25, 2008 1:50 pm

    See you Mrs. A-House.

  167. Ralph November 25, 2008 1:50 pm

    okay stretch at call the coach ask him about UA fb shoes…all players wear them? shoes provided to all players? ankle sprain due to UA shoe construction? or to anyone else attending call the coach- Jason, Myki, SJMacro, uhfan, Midori, please ask. this shoe business has been bounced around since this summer..or maybe ST can put some spin to the UA shoe issue….

  168. Ralph November 25, 2008 1:52 pm

    players play with pain, play with injury, but fans think its the players shoes when they don’t do well.. and I hope its the fans the blame the shoes and not the players looking for excuses for their level of play…mind of matter, make it work….

  169. Ralph November 25, 2008 1:56 pm

    #168 mind over matter

  170. Mrs. A-House November 25, 2008 1:57 pm

    jm2375 –

    Hi there! Always appreciate your greeting me by name. I’ve learned over the years that it never hurts to drop hints, heavy hints, and maybe additional pressure to reward those who “k/a” (ask me about this acronym later). With ST, however, this noble gentleman of unquestionable fairness and morality is impervious to unsolicited flattery. I know it’s not going to work, BUT it doesn’t hurt for me to practice the art. yuk…yuk

    GO WARRIORS! “Mom” can’t be prouder of her brood!! Continue to work hard…focus…play for one another…and just do it!

  171. Ronnie November 25, 2008 1:57 pm

    I just saw this on the Washington State scout board:

    “Lets get this rolling, I Hate Hawaii because: ”

    Some of them are really funny. My favorite is “I hate Hawaii because it’s snowing where I live. I really hate them for that.

  172. Olineman November 25, 2008 1:59 pm

    Greeeeeat game last night (atleast the end)

  173. homey November 25, 2008 1:59 pm

    Ralph – It’s the shoes! Same with golf balls, golf clubs, baseball bats, baseball gloves, boxing gloves, football gloves, soccer balls, volleyballs…players and fans most always blame the equipment.

    When an outfielder or infielder misses the ball the player looks at the glove like there is a hole in it. When a receiver drops a pass they look at their hands or gloves. Yep, it’s the equipment.


  174. Mrs. A-House November 25, 2008 1:59 pm

    Saturday –

    You better sign my book. Laters…

  175. NorthShoreFan November 25, 2008 2:03 pm

    djmitcho..mahalo for the info.
    Me thinks there are way too many bowl games but I like the exposure the teams get. However, I do not think it is fair for certain conferences to not get invites or appearances. 7 teams from one conference is way too much. Those conferences are on the networks every weekend.
    I’d like to see other smaller conferences get exposure. After all there are a lot of NFL pros who came from smaller conferences and the competition is good.
    Anyhoo, my one penny…
    HOOOO! last nights game was a butt squeezer huh! Good to see the team learning how to win. They got the talent but now have got to learn how to win together. Team leaders will surface and take control. I’ve watched teams that were really talented but didn’t know how to win.

  176. expat November 25, 2008 2:08 pm

    LaTech is 5-1 since they lost in Halawa. No real tough games there and the one loss was to Army, but they did beat Utah State and SJSU, something that the Warriors couldn’t do. Incidentally, that transfer QB from Georgia Tech has pretty much been benched since the Hawaii game.

    They are alone at 2nd in the conference by the way.

    If Nevada beats LaTech and Fresno State beats Boise State there will be a four way tie for 2nd in the conference. Hawaii, Fresno State, Nevada and LaTech will all be at 5-3.

    Hawaii can finish no worse than tied for third in the conference.

    Most likely BSU beats FSU on the smurf turf. Nevada and LaTech are a toss up but Nevada has a great run defense and LaTech has been favoring the run since we saw them last. It is at LaTech though. I think Nevada pulls this one off, which would leave Hawaii, Nevada, and LaTech all tied for 2nd in the WAC at 5-3.

  177. homey November 25, 2008 2:08 pm

    Special thoughts to Graunke as he tends to his personal matters.

  178. lava November 25, 2008 2:12 pm

    It sounds like our deal with UA should be that the players can the shoes of their choice if our trainers, in their sole discretion (sounds legal), recommend another shoe for medicinal purposes.

  179. homey November 25, 2008 2:13 pm

    I hope Nevada wins at LaTech. Traveling eastward is tough but then again the Warriors always travel eastward.

  180. homey November 25, 2008 2:14 pm

    lava – at first I thought they were going to smoke the shoe…sorry, been reading about marijuana in the papers lately.

  181. homey November 25, 2008 2:15 pm

    Speaking of marijuana, I haven’t seen a post from Loa in quite awhile.

  182. BowsForever November 25, 2008 2:17 pm

    Hope everything’s OK with Graunke. Both he and Funaki seem to have fallen off the depth chart, but they’re still suited up at the games and still seem to be supporting the team from the sidelines.

  183. madeinhawaii November 25, 2008 2:21 pm


    I, too, know it is the equipment. When I spend all day out fishing and come home with nothing but broken lines and a sunburn, it’s the equipment. When I play tennis, I’ve seen how big those holes in the strings of my racket can become when I need to put away a ball. When the corners on my frames don’t match up perfectly, it’s definitely the equipment. Some kind of mechanical flaw that shows up every dozen or two frames.

  184. expat November 25, 2008 2:24 pm


    Yeah, they are pretty bad on both sides of the ball. They lost 58-0 to Stanford. Lost by 4 touchdowns to Baylor. They have been outscored this year by almost 400 points– 391 to be exact. UDub, for comparison has been outscored by 263 points.

    Lopina has no TD passes this year and 11 INTs. That is not a good ratio. He only had one game in which he didn’t throw an INT. That was against ASU. They didn’t score in that game though. One of thee shutouts. Two other games they just managed a field goal.

    The guys need to come out and pound them.

  185. madeinhawaii November 25, 2008 2:28 pm


    c’mon now.. don’t you feel sorry for Wazzu? I mean, surely you remember our 1997-8 teams and all those teams that were sympathetic to our Warriors, eh?

  186. NorthShoreFan November 25, 2008 2:29 pm

    BIG OOOPPSS! post #76 .. Jake Santos

    Hope Tyler can get his house in order. I was hoping that Tyler would be the qb at the start of the season and I was a bit disappointed that thngs went haywire for him. But as Bulla noted, Academics before Athletics.

  187. NorthShoreFan November 25, 2008 2:34 pm

    Against Wazzu. the Warriors can pound some butt. Win by 40 points. Limit them to 50 yards for the whole game.


  188. A-House November 25, 2008 2:35 pm

    As “good” players chose to attend non-BCS schools and begin to create greater parity amongst all football teams, it may be time to look at what’s out there and, maybe, start the process of identifying some bowl games that can be deleted and allow the money to flow back to the “mid-major” conferences until we attain a true play-off system to name a national champ.

    Greater parity means more teams via “won-loss record” will fail to qualify for the current number of bowl games available and this year may be the trend of things to come. Or, is it an “obtuse” year for number of BCS teams failing to qualify? Last year’s national championship game had teams with 2 losses each, but they get to play for the national championship.

    If Oregon St wins the PC 10 and UCS goes to a BCS game, the PAC 10 will ge gauranteed millions of dollars in revenue for a conference which does not really need the money. Meanwhile, Boise St and Ball State get to “suck thumbs” being the way the 6 BCS conferences have set their rules.

    Also, the Big East and/or ACC will send their “champion” to a BCS game with a less that stellar record with as many as 3 losses.

    Perhaps, some one or many someone, should re-evaluate the “criteria” of selecting teams for the BCS ranking and the top 12 teams, regardless of conference affiliation play in BCS games with the top 2 going for the national championship.

    Say, why don’t someone agree that the “champs” of the 12 conferences, including the 6 mid-majors, automatically qualify for a BCS Bowl game and they are paired according to “best play the best” to fill the 6 BCS games. Afterall, the only one that counts is for the national championship and that can pair the best 2 teams.

    Thus, all teams know that only one team will represent their conference and each team will strive for #1. Afterall, this is the current situation for BCS schools. This will also make recruiting a more level playing field. Who knows, some day the Sun Belt conference will be national champ!!!

  189. BowsForever November 25, 2008 2:52 pm

    Graunke had his academic issues, but he was still on the starter track until he got derailed in that brutal OSU game (turns out OSU _was_ a good team). That and he had a throwing hand injury to boot. Not sure why there was never much news about him after that, but hey, he’s still on scholarship and hopefully he’s on course to graduate this year. I’m sure he’s disappointed with how things turned out, but if he graduates, he’s still a success in my book.

  190. d1島 November 25, 2008 2:54 pm

    A “little” birdy tells me that post-season honors have been bestowed on a certain “Beast-ly” Tsaiko progeny.

    Check the link and go to Honorable Mention…

  191. Rich2176 November 25, 2008 2:56 pm

    Quick comment on the Bess poster. There is the slimmest chance of a snowball surving in Waikiki that the NFL (No Fun League) would let those be sold with identifiable logos. Teams are so possessive of their colors and logos. (Remember when RainbowCliff couldn’t us the Hawaii “H” on his court for the kids?). However, it’s a great motivational reminder for the coaches and players…

    Gotta run…laters gang….

  192. BowsForever November 25, 2008 3:00 pm

    It’s too bad Wazzu’s having a lousy year…but it does set up the Warriors nicely for a seventh win as long as they execute around the same level as last week.

    Still, given what happened with Washington last season, it’s no time to go into cruise control, even though Wazzu may have a lot less QBs than Washington did.

  193. g-nalo November 25, 2008 3:02 pm

    g-nalo – I never played golf with metal cleats. Wouldn’t that eat up the greens?

    yep and i did my share. 🙂

    fortunately metal spikes on golf shoes weren’t long and even better now, not used.

  194. d1島 November 25, 2008 3:13 pm

    JMHO but I wouldn’t mind seeing the hair-cut trend continue on thru the team….

  195. homey November 25, 2008 3:16 pm

    d1 – little birdy my eye. Congrats to the Beast-ly one!

  196. homey November 25, 2008 3:16 pm

    (J)J and Ralph need haircuts.

  197. d1島 November 25, 2008 3:20 pm


    But IDK if they have any fans to worry about!

  198. guiltypleasure November 25, 2008 3:21 pm

    ST…..just putting my name into the Dec 1 ticket giveaway.

  199. homey November 25, 2008 3:22 pm

    d1 – I’m not worried about the fans, I just don’t want people to think they are the mullet brothers…

  200. d1島 November 25, 2008 3:24 pm


  201. LizKauai [Believer] November 25, 2008 3:28 pm

    COLT WATCH (see my blog for a pic):
    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. It is a tremendous honor to have Mr. Colt Brennan host a benefit dinner at The Willows, Hawaii’s premiere garden restaurant, during the week of the 2009 Pro Bowl. Since the NFL festivities begin in earnest on Wednesday, February 4, 2009, the date of the event is Tuesday, February 3, 2009 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

  202. Bulla November 25, 2008 3:28 pm


    haha, thanks for the heads up from the ‘lttle birdie’ regarding the beast-ly one…..if that was a ‘little birdie’, does that mean Big Bird from Sesame Street is 15′ tall? just wondering………

  203. d1島 November 25, 2008 3:34 pm


    Congrats to the Beast. Fantastic testament to hard work and dedication.

    Also congratulations to former Crusader and Hawaii foe Cameron Higgins who was named Big Sky Offensive MVP

  204. homey November 25, 2008 3:37 pm

    Also congrats to Cody Nakamura, Jr. for making the 2nd team.

  205. Bulla November 25, 2008 3:38 pm

    also Lawai’a Naihe from Kauai on the first team as OG!

  206. homey November 25, 2008 3:39 pm

    Mrs. A-House will be awed by the size of the orb in Rocky’s picture!

  207. homey November 25, 2008 3:41 pm

    Bulla – Missed that one. Congrats to Naihe! Any other I missed?

  208. Bulla November 25, 2008 3:41 pm

    rumor has it that the beast is the youngest player selected for accolades in Big Sky. from WSU, he is the youngest athlete nominated at 18 1/2 yrs. old…..he was happy.

    he asked me, ‘dad, do the Tsaikos know? what did they think?”

    all i told him was, ‘who’s your daddy?’ haha, make memories, make memories, make memories…………


  209. homey November 25, 2008 3:44 pm

    Bulla – Tell him I want to see his report card.

  210. homey November 25, 2008 3:46 pm

    I remember when I was 18.5 years old…oldest sophomore in high school… 🙁

  211. letsgowarriors November 25, 2008 3:58 pm

    i hope kia cuts his hair now.

  212. d1島 November 25, 2008 4:04 pm


    wicchu on dat one!

  213. Mei Ling November 25, 2008 4:13 pm


    Congratulations to Ryan!

  214. jm2375 November 25, 2008 4:33 pm

    Congrats to all the Hawaii athletes on their all-conference selections, especially Da Beast.

    ST – clarification on the drawings – 1 entry per person or 1 entry per post? Seems to me if you do 1 entry per post you run the risk of crashing da servers again. 😉 😆 😈

  215. curveball November 25, 2008 4:43 pm

    How come nobody ever says I gotta get a haircut??

  216. truegreen November 25, 2008 4:45 pm

    Cool, I’m #215. That’s my birthday!

  217. truegreen November 25, 2008 4:45 pm


  218. kama krab November 25, 2008 4:50 pm

    Just checking in to say Howzit,

    Looking forward to a few recruits coming in and still waiting for likes of Aulola Tonga to give his commit.

  219. SteveM November 25, 2008 4:56 pm

    Hi truegreen! Is your birthday Feb 15?

  220. Hoohiki November 25, 2008 5:18 pm

    Just thinking….

    UH’s previous opponents could be champs of their respective conferences:

    1. Florida SEC

    2 Boise WAC

    3. Cincinnati Big East

    4. OSU Pac-10

  221. Ralph November 25, 2008 5:20 pm

    great HS volleyball on FSN- Santa Margarita vs Mira Costa…MC has Falyn Fonoimoana at 6’3, a soph OH…

  222. letsgowarriors November 25, 2008 5:22 pm

    tsai, have the “surprises” already been announced?

  223. kama krab November 25, 2008 5:37 pm

    Where is ST, I can’t wait no more.

  224. Stephen Tsai November 25, 2008 5:40 pm

    it’ll be one entry per peson. that’ll make it easier on juju.

  225. Garret November 25, 2008 5:42 pm

    Congratulations to Da Beast!

  226. NorthShoreFan November 25, 2008 5:44 pm

    Congratulations to the Beast and all the other guys! Hawaii Football No Ka Oi!

  227. Garret November 25, 2008 5:44 pm

    My Mom reads the blog now…I found out because she was asking about post numbers and why I break up my posts into different post numbers. I explained that the different post numbers had different articles attached to them.

    So, my Dad posts, my Mom and wife lurk…I have got to be on my best behavior!

  228. BG November 25, 2008 5:50 pm

    YEA!!! Way to make us proud, RYAN!!!!

  229. Garret November 25, 2008 5:50 pm


    I’m sorry that you cannot make it to Hawaii for so long. Hopefully we can have a Calf Call on a Thursday sometime so that I can attend!

  230. FloridaTed November 25, 2008 5:51 pm

    Hoohiki (220),

    Interesting, isn’t it? Amazing, when you think about it. The Warriors really had only two bad losses, San Jose and Utah State. Without those, we would be 8-3 with possibly 11 wins.

    Aah, the fine line of winning and losing…..

  231. FloridaTed November 25, 2008 5:55 pm

    Rich bowled a 287 just fooling around. He should go pro, lol.

  232. Kelli November 25, 2008 5:55 pm

    madeinhawaii: I dunno. It sounds like aja aja figh-ting!

  233. Ralph November 25, 2008 5:56 pm

    Congratulations to the Beast and all of Hawaii nei at Weber State….Thank you Eastman’s for helping our ailing economy even if you didn’t spend it in Hawaii nei…

  234. Kekoa November 25, 2008 6:00 pm

    Coach Bulla ~ I can’t wait ’till next fb season to see the sequel to:
    “Da Beast Goes to College”

    Other movie titles could be…”Da Beast Goes Ballistic!”…or how about…”Taming the Winner Beast!”

    This is stuff the Tsaiko Aunties & Uncles go nawts over, as PB would say!…and you can tell him I say that as well!

    Congrats to *Da Beast* (So would that make you and Lyn “Beasties?”)

  235. Stretch November 25, 2008 6:05 pm

    Congratulations to the Beast!!

    Be glad that UH does not have Weber St on the schedule the next 3 upcoming seasons.

  236. Stephen Tsai November 25, 2008 6:05 pm

    A winner will be announced in five minutes

  237. Long Time UH Fan November 25, 2008 6:10 pm

    Congratulations to Ryan “The Beast” Eastman….great job, young man!

  238. Stephen Tsai November 25, 2008 6:12 pm

    Winner’s name is posted at the top.

  239. Ralph November 25, 2008 6:17 pm

    okay what game are we talking about for bb

  240. Ronnie November 25, 2008 6:19 pm

    Congratulations to Da Beast! What a proud aunty I am!!!

    Also congratulations to Cameron Higgins who was named Big Sky Offensive MVP!

    And even more congratulations to all of the Sons of Hawai’i (and any other school they represent 😉 ) who are playing hard and getting the recognition of being on the all conference team!!!!

    And Congratulations to Ralph for winning the tickets!!!

  241. Ralph November 25, 2008 6:19 pm

    Fonoimoana had 30+ kills in a five game match in which Mira Costa lost the Cif championship match to Santa Magarita…6’3 OH, player to watch in the next two years….

  242. Stephen Tsai November 25, 2008 6:20 pm

    Monday, Dec. 1.

  243. Ralph November 25, 2008 6:26 pm

    Okay bring the tickets to the tsaiko tailgate after the Wazzu game

  244. KymryKauai November 25, 2008 6:32 pm

    sjmacro: Mahalo for the link to the photos…awesome! I’m saving that for sure for my scrapbook. 🙂
    It was so nice meeting you last week…mahalo again and GO WARRIORS!!!

  245. Kekoa November 25, 2008 6:37 pm

    Must be the shoes Ralph…you lucky buggah!

  246. Ralph November 25, 2008 6:40 pm

    yup second win for the year…actually tied CRW but he gave up the claim to the wahine volleyball T shirt…had to give it to my daughter, must have been a women’s medium, to tight

  247. Committed Road Warrior November 25, 2008 6:48 pm

    Ralph, you certainly have a good memory. Didn’t know what I was gonna do with a wahine volleyball T-shirt…..no more ladies in my place! Just a bunch of lazy roommates who can’t seem to pick up after themselves.

  248. Ralph November 25, 2008 6:49 pm

    why play a lot of monday games, 2 already, third on the 1st of December and warrior attendance is very low….peeps want students in the crowd but its the start of school week-students need to energize themselves to attend classes all week….that means you Jason, to many class cuts, you set a bad example for Kelli…

  249. Jason November 25, 2008 6:52 pm

    IDK what you’re talking about, Ralph. 😀

  250. brew808 November 25, 2008 6:56 pm

    Congratulations Ralph! 😀

    BTW – Falyn Fonoimoana is a Jr. and has already verbally committed to USC (last year, at age 15)! 😯 🙄

  251. Kekoa November 25, 2008 6:58 pm

    Hi KymryKauai!

    Mahalo for the cookies! It caused the Tsaiko security team to lock down the Cabana area to keep intruders away from the cookies.

    As a couple passed by our Cabana on the way to theirs – got a bit too close, I had to very firmly tell them tostep away from the cookies and they would not be hurt.

    Oh btw, I just thought I’d mention that my name is spelled K-E-K-O-A, and would fit nicely on a UH Jersey. It’s so much easier to spell than Alexander or Brennan.

    (Koakane ate all da “H” cookies!)

  252. A-House November 25, 2008 7:10 pm

    Congratulations to Bulla and Lynn for Ryan’s accomplishments at Weber St.

    Way to make us all proud.

  253. d1島 November 25, 2008 7:12 pm

    Congratulatons Ralph!

  254. A-House November 25, 2008 7:23 pm

    Yea Ralph for winning the BBall tickets.

  255. Long Time UH Fan November 25, 2008 7:23 pm

    Congrats Dr. Ralph!

  256. A-House November 25, 2008 7:29 pm

    Since the blog is so slow and no announcement from ST about the “package”, I will accept the commitments from Sula & Mageo as an acceptable “package” for the 2009 Warrior recruiting class – class running back and a golden defensive tackle.

    However, more news of other recruit commitments are more than welcome!!!

  257. Pomai November 25, 2008 7:56 pm

    Hawaii Bowl here we come!
    24    –    14    Pomai
    34    –    14    las vegas:
    49    –    10    mp
    63    –    12    homey

  258. jm2375 November 25, 2008 8:10 pm

    Pomai – UH 49, kittens 17 (just like last week hehehehe)

    Congrats to Ralph on the winning the bb tix. 😀

  259. chawan_cut November 25, 2008 8:39 pm

    tonight’s football news

  260. Garret November 25, 2008 8:42 pm

    BSU’s Petersen won’t lobby for a spot in the BCS. It is interesting to me that if Oregon State loses to Oregon that the last BCS spot will be between BSU and Ohio State. If Oregon State wins on Saturday, then USC will get that final spot.

    Boise State coach Chris Petersen made it clear during his Monday press conference that he doesn’t want to talk about the Bowl Championship Series and he isn’t interested in lobbying on behalf of his undefeated Boise State team.

    Right now, Boise State appears to be on the outside looking in at a spot in the big-money, high-prestige BCS. Utah all but locked up a spot with its win against BYU, elbowing Boise State into the at-large pool with USC (potentially) and Ohio State.

    Petersen might not be able to do anything about it by voicing his opinion in public. But the Boise State coach isn’t even going to try.

    “It’s not what we do,” Petersen said.

    I don’t understand what Petersen has to lose by saying, “Hey, watch us play against Fresno State. Decide for yourself if we deserve to be ahead of Utah or get in before Ohio State. We’re proud of our program.”

    But that is not Pete’s style. His players weren’t doing much lobbying, either.

  261. Garret November 25, 2008 8:43 pm

    If Oregon State wins on Saturday, BSU will either be in their home bowl or in San Diego to play TCU.

    The most likely bowl destinations for Boise State remain Boise’s Humanitarian Bowl and the Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego.

    I’d put the percentages at something like this:

    Humanitarian Bowl: 55 percent

    Poinsettia Bowl: 40 percent

    BCS Bowl: 4 percent

    Other bowl game: 1 percent

    McDonald, who I just heard on KTIK, sounds more and more determined to keep the Broncos in Boise. He said in his mind there is not much difference between a 10-2 TCU (Boise State’s likely opponent in the Poinsettia Bowl) and a 7-5 North Carolina (a possibility for BSU in the H-Bowl).

    That’d be news to the voters who have TCU in the top 15 and North Carolina out of the polls completely.

  262. al November 25, 2008 8:44 pm

    congratulations ralphie!

    and yes, homey is right, you need a haircut.

  263. Garret November 25, 2008 8:45 pm

    Oklahoma State will have about 15,000 empty seats in their stadium for the game vs. Oklahoma!

    Fifteen thousand empty seats for the biggest home game of the year.

    Sounds like a bad deal for the Oklahoma State football program.

    And it might be. Or it might not be.

  264. Garret November 25, 2008 8:48 pm

    The seats will be empty because the only way to get a ticket is to buy season tickets. They are still selling season tickets even though there is only one game left! It looks like a season ticket costs $292 and the ticket to Saturday’s game costs more than that from the resellers.

    Season tickets are still for sale at the Oklahoma State ticket office.

    The policy eliminating single-game Bedlam ticket sales has limited the inventory and driven up the value of the tickets that are available.

    TicketsNow.com, a ticket brokerage Web site, had less than 60 tickets remaining Monday afternoon, according to representative Jennifer Swanson.

    “That’s a very low supply,” she said. “We have nearly 400 tickets for the Auburn-Alabama game.

    “That low number can be an indicator of a high-demand ticket.”

    To get their hands on tickets, the brokerages bought season tickets, hoping for a big enough Bedlam game to make the investment worth it.

  265. Garret November 25, 2008 8:49 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard of this happening at Aloha Stadium!

    While the Iowa Hawkeyes were scoring at will on the field Saturday night, two fans from the Hawkeye State were scoring elsewhere in the Metrodome.

    Police say a man and woman were “having relations” in a bathroom stall as a crowd cheered them on.

    Ross M. Walsh, 26, of Linden, Iowa, and Lois K. Feldman, 38, of Carroll, Iowa, were cited for misdemeanor indecent conduct. Walsh was released to his girlfriend and Feldman to her husband, police said.

  266. jm2375 November 25, 2008 8:52 pm

    Story for wafan –

    MidPac intermediate girls vb team played the Middle School faculty this morning for fun with the rest of the middle school watching. Teachers team included several 20-something males. Teachers were losing, so they brought in a ringer – Tara Hittle. And they still lost! And then to top all off, the teachers changed the score.
    😈 😆 :p:

  267. tommui November 25, 2008 8:54 pm


    Us – 42
    WSU -17

  268. Stretch November 25, 2008 8:55 pm

    jm – somehow can’t picture wafan playing volleyball

  269. tommui November 25, 2008 8:57 pm


    Congratulations to the Eastman clan!

  270. jm2375 November 25, 2008 9:00 pm

    Stretch – more the teacher part than the vb part. 😀

  271. Garret November 25, 2008 9:06 pm

    A review of the tape resulted in criticism for Samson from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

    C Samson Satele – Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork abused the Dolphins second-year center. At times Wilfork treated Satele like a rag doll, standing him up then shedding him to the side to make a tackle. You know your boy is a lover of line play, and I saw that AT LEAST three times during Sunday’s loss, and it stifled the running game. To be fair, Wilfork, who contributed four tackles (one for a loss), is an elite player. A once in a lifetime nose tackle (if you get a chance make sure you thank Dave Wannstedt for passing on him during the 2004 draft). But Satele has to do a better job of holding his ground at the point of attack. It’s been a problem all season. I’m beginning to suspect he’s part of the reason the Dolphins struggle to run out of the base formations. When was the last time we saw the Dolphins line up in an I-formation and gain 8 or more yards running up the guy. Expect the Dolphins to address that position in the 2009 draft if Satele doesn’t start to show improvement with his run blocking.

  272. Manoa Mist November 25, 2008 9:08 pm

    Garrett: I live in a high rise in town that overlooks a parking structure. The top floor of the structure is open air and sometimes there are no cars parked up there. One day, I go onto my lanai, look down from the 18th floor and there in a corner of the parking lot are two Asian kids going at it like rabbits. No one on that floor of the parking lot, but 27 stories of high rise folks getting a free show. I tried to turn away, but just couldn’t do it. It was like a magnet drawing to me the scene, my man. Not as young as I used to be, and kinda felt jealous!
    Such is life in Our Honolulu…
    Nice to see your photo yesterday. Always appreciate the links you post.
    To the Beast: not only do we know about your success, we follow Weber State in general. Obviously, hard work and hustle pays off. Keep up he good work, study hard and keep making dad proud.

  273. J-Force November 25, 2008 9:32 pm

    howzit all,

    Just happen to look at my ’08 Western Athlon Sports magazine on Boise st ’08 signees and the publication says,”The Broncos did not sign a quarterback, and they landed their highest-profile recruit–linebacker Jack Sula–more than a month after signing day.” Didn’t realize he was a prize-recruit prosphect as a linebacker. He’ll be playing as a runningback
    for the warriors next year, but the warriors could use him on defense if he ever change his mind. Wow, it should be a good year next fall with all these promising prosphect. GOOD JOB COACH MAC AND STAFF!!!


  274. d1島 November 25, 2008 9:54 pm


    41 – 14 d1shima

  275. d1島 November 25, 2008 9:56 pm


    Bon Voyage. Have a great time!
    See you on Saturday.

  276. Garret November 25, 2008 10:12 pm

    Manoa Mist,

    Interesting story about the parking structure! I have some stories from when I was an undergrad at Texas…but this is a family blog so I can’t share them!

  277. Garret November 25, 2008 10:13 pm

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

    They have finally figured out how Dolphins are able to swim faster than was thought to be physically possible…and they used that research to help US Olympic swimmers in the Beijing Olympics.

  278. Garret November 25, 2008 10:14 pm

    The tough economy is forcing Apple to release a netbook soon.

  279. Garret November 25, 2008 10:15 pm

    Man was arrested for stealing an ATM…he tried to throw it down a hill to crack it open to get the money, but he ended up falling down the hill with the ATM and he was found trapped inside the skid loader he used to steal the ATM.

  280. Garret November 25, 2008 10:15 pm

    Gyroids can be used to create low-cost solar cells.

  281. Garret November 25, 2008 10:16 pm

    I never would have thought that the top text messaging market in the US would be El Paso!

  282. lab rat November 25, 2008 10:16 pm

    UH 50 – Meerkats 0.

  283. Garret November 25, 2008 10:16 pm

    Free play links pau.

  284. Garret November 25, 2008 10:22 pm

    Hard to imagine that it has been just a year since Sean Taylor died.

    The house on Old Cutler Road has been unoccupied since the football star was shot in his bedroom one year ago in the middle of the night. He died defending his fiancée and baby daughter from panicked burglars who assumed he was away at a Washington Redskins game. He was 24.

    The house, which Taylor bought so his splintered family could live together — he even painted the rooms in their favorite colors — slipped into foreclosure last month.

    ”I never went back,” said Jackie Garcia, the woman Taylor planned to marry and the mother of Jacqueline Michelle Marie Taylor, a 2-year-old who has her father’s smile.

    Taylor’s loved ones often feel lost without him. He was their center of gravity. This is a story about his influence on them as they try to move on: Garcia, who first met Taylor when they were 15; his father, the police chief who honed Taylor’s talent; his mother, whom he adored; and his half-sister, now a prison guard, whose birthday party led inadvertently to his death.

    It was Taylor’s generosity that caused his death. Weeks earlier, he had hosted a birthday party for half-sister Sasha Johnson during which she and Taylor’s half-brother Jamal flashed the $10,000 in cash he had given each of them in gift bags. Johnson took pictures of the money. One of the guests was Jason Scott Mitchell, a friend of Johnson’s boyfriend from Fort Myers. Mitchell was also paid $300 by Taylor during his visit for helping Taylor mow the lawn and clean up the pool deck. Mitchell has been charged in Taylor’s death, as has the uncle of Johnson’s boyfriend.

  285. d1島 November 25, 2008 10:27 pm


    Not surprising that El Paso would be leading the nation in texting.
    With all the “activity on the rock” there must be lots to “message” or is it “massage”?

  286. Garret November 25, 2008 10:27 pm

    Penn State isn’t really excited about the prospect of a rematch with Oregon State in the Rose Bowl.

    Oregon State can clinch its first Rose Bowl berth in 44 years with a win against Oregon on Saturday in Corvallis — everyone knows that.

    But can Oregon State still get to the Rose Bowl with a loss?

    The answer, drum roll please, is . . . “yes,” and we’ll explain the tiebreaking procedures after explaining how ticked off the Rose Bowl would be having to stage a rematch game between Oregon State and Penn State.

    Penn State already defeated Oregon State once this year, in September, in State College, Pa., by the score of 45-14.

    People back East are calling Rose Bowl headquarters to see if Oregon State can somehow be kept out of Pasadena, not understanding a contractual arrangement that has been in place since 1947.

    If the Beavers lose and UCLA upsets USC on Dec. 6 — we could give you 9 to 13 reasons why that could happen — the conference race will end in a three-way tie involving Oregon State, Oregon and USC.

    In that case, Oregon State goes to the Rose Bowl.

    “We can find no possible scenario where it comes out differently,” Pac-10 spokesman Jim Muldoon said.

  287. truegreen November 25, 2008 10:30 pm

    #219 SteveM: Yup, Feb. 15th. Sorry, I left right afterwards so I missed your comment. Long time no see. Haven’t even lurked in a while.

  288. LizKauai (iPhone) November 25, 2008 10:35 pm

    49-14 LizKauai

  289. Garret November 25, 2008 10:41 pm

    Kevin Craft’s father is criticizing the UCLA coaches.

    “It’s hard for me to watch the physical pounding and the abuse he takes, a lot of times not even getting a chance to go to a second and third progression,” said Tom Craft, an associate head football coach at Mt. San Antonio College. “And then I hear how they want him to go to the second progression. Well, that isn’t even possible at times. It’s unrealistic.

    “And then when he gets yelled at, it’s very difficult to watch that as a coach and as a father because I know what he is going through and I am shocked that they aren’t seeing what they are going through.”

    The Bruins’ offensive line has been in tatters this season, but Tom Craft doesn’t want to point fingers. The running game has been mostly absent, with Kahlil Bell hobbled by an early-season injury, but Tom Craft prefers to focus on his son.

    “He’s been 70 percent of the offense in most cases,” Tom Craft said. “He can perform under stress extremely well and has brought them from behind in two games. He totally got punished in (the Stanford) game and he was very upset because for all his efforts, once in a while a good pat on the back would be good.”

    While it would be easy to dismiss Tom Craft’s concerns as those of a meddling parent, he knows football. He has been successful as an architect of offenses at both the community college and Division I levels. He has coached or mentored nine junior-college All-America quarterbacks in his time, including his son last year.

    Tom Craft also was a successful offensive coordinator at San Diego State and served as the Aztecs’ head coach from 2002-05. Under Tom Craft’s tutelage in 2007 at Mt. SAC, Kevin Craft threw for 4,231 yards and 44 touchdowns and led the Mounties to the state title game. Kevin Craft earned state player-of-the-year honors.

  290. Jason November 25, 2008 10:45 pm

    Hey, that story on KITV just now about the adopted kids from Africa — I swear, that lady Kelly was in my HWST 107 class! We used to talk story, particularly about UH football, and she’d give me rides home since she lived at Hickam with her husband. I hope KITV puts that video online, so I can watch it closely and make sure it’s her.

  291. Garret November 25, 2008 10:45 pm

    Article about Long Beach Poly’s dominance. I’m very happy that UH is getting serious interest from recruits there.

    For a full century, Poly has been the most successful and most identifiable high school football power in Southern California, a program that has won 17 CIF titles in the sport, 15 of them playing on the highest level of the Southern Section.

    The span between their first title (1919) and their most recent (2007) is 88 years. No other program has more than 10.

    Mater Dei has nine, and a few of those came in lower divisions before the Monarchs became a local power at the highest level.

    The school has sent, by this newspaper’s count, 50 players to the National Football League, presumably more than any high school in the nation, and probably 10 times that to major Division I colleges.

    In the 11 seasons between 1997 and 2007, Poly has won six CIF titles, reached the finals two other times and the semifinals twice.

    The Jackrabbits are 134-14-1 in that span, and there isn’t a cheap loss in the bunch.

    Since 1997, 12 Poly players have been drafted by the NFL, including three players in the 2006 draft – tight end Marcedes Lewis, tackle Winston Justice and defensive back Darnell Bing.

    There are six active Poly alums in the NFL – Lewis (Jacksonville), Justice (Philadelphia), Bing (Detroit), linebacker Pago Togafau (Arizona), wide receiver DeSean Jackson (Philadelphia) and linebacker Willie McGinest (Cleveland), who is in his 15 th NFL season.

  292. SteveM November 25, 2008 10:45 pm

    truegreen — yes, long time! The reason why I was interested in your birthday is because Midori7 is compiling a list of Tsai-ko birthdays. There are many names listed, but remarkable that there were none in February…so you are probably the first known.

    Come down to a Tsaiko-gate this Saturday or next!

  293. truegreen November 25, 2008 10:54 pm

    SteveM: cool to be first for something again. It’s been a long time since I posted first on this blog.

    I saw Midori at the game this past week. Would be nice to see everyone else again. Maybe at Tsaiko-gate.

  294. al November 25, 2008 11:17 pm

    pauoa boy


  295. Ralph November 25, 2008 11:25 pm

    Pauoa Boy walmart has two camcorders on Black friday specials

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  297. jm2375 November 25, 2008 11:47 pm

    spam, spam, spam, spam ….

    Am I the only one here? Time for a clubhouse raid!! hehehe

    *disable alarm, sneak in through back door*

    Where da cookies! Drats!

    *Raid da fridge, turn on tv, plop down on couch and watch da Idaho game tape. Toss the poodles some treats, slip out through the back door and turn on alarm so Kekoa & Homey can’t disarm it*

  298. LizKauai (iPhone) November 25, 2008 11:53 pm

    Hiya. Bbs. Cleaning up after a meeting at my house.

  299. Kekoa November 25, 2008 11:57 pm

    D-1 ~ Mahalo!

    I’m Watching Mrs K pack & repack stuff for a little boat ride on the supah sloop. The easiest thing for me to do is nod and approve.

    Sea ya!

  300. MeiLing November 26, 2008 12:14 am

    Have a good trip, Kekoa & Mrs. K.


  301. Kekoa November 26, 2008 12:16 am

    jm2375 ~ Time for me to issue my Presidential pardon for the Thansgiving season. For some reason, I just can’t seem to get the letter ‘J’ to come out of my mouth, and now I’m speechless!

  302. Ralph November 26, 2008 12:20 am

    any call the coach report

  303. al November 26, 2008 1:05 am

    mack said about 4 scholies left. some early commits may have difficulties gaining entrance in the university. he will move on and offer to others if that is the case.

    said he has two rb’s committed and working on two ot’s.

  304. Committed Road Warrior November 26, 2008 1:18 am



  305. Kekoa November 26, 2008 1:19 am

    Thanks MeiLing ~ Pops considers this a ‘3’ underwear trip. I wonder what Stretch would catergorize it at in terms of underwear?

    After his winter of discontent, it’s prolly been his biggest concern when making connecting flights.

  306. HiFlyer November 26, 2008 1:30 am


    48 – 7

    Bulla, Lyn
    congrats to the BEAST, How is his shoulder doing?

  307. al November 26, 2008 1:36 am

    for stretch that would be one extra. he practices the inside/out method of prolonged use.

    hey kekoa, the maui connection is on a procurement mission to locate the smokey pordagee sausage that you so crave.

  308. al November 26, 2008 1:41 am

    well we have waited past the tuesday mark and are now in to the ‘hump” day. i guess the news was not yet ready to be disseminated.

  309. Pride. November 26, 2008 1:43 am

    You looking kind of lonely Al.

  310. Pride. November 26, 2008 1:52 am

    Now I’m kind of lonely. Good night.

  311. Pride. November 26, 2008 1:53 am

    Congratulations to the beast.

  312. Kekoa November 26, 2008 2:01 am

    Early Morning Greetings My Frenz! Before I ship out on the SS Minnow, I just wanted to leave you with a little more information about our next adventure into exploring Cattle Country.

    This is just a little peek of the inside of the new “El Mariachi Restaurant” in Aiea. Put on your sunglasses because the red hot chili pepper color of the interior kinda jumps out atcha!


    There is a little wash basin and paper towels right there under the TV so you can wash your hands (Mexican food is ‘get down and eat with your hands’ stuff!)

    Chuy & Mela Torres are the owners of the establishment. For those of you who are familiar with the excellent taste of their down home Mexican cooking in their original location, this new place will not disappoint you.

    I would like to plan for maybe a pau hana CC for this place with a $15 buffet spread of fuud to sample, or you may order off of their regular menu. hey Chuy said we could hook up our equipment and “Kanikapila” inside his place if we want!

    The best part is…you can bring our own poison! So, Koakane…pay attention my EIS pahtnah, that means you can Bring Your Own Booze!

    Check with me at the next T-gate if this sounds like it will ring your dinner bell.

  313. Ralph November 26, 2008 2:10 am

    PRINCESS LEILA’s videos have been released…

  314. Kekoa November 26, 2008 2:11 am

    Thanks for the heads up Al…I’ll give ’em a shout on arrival. I’ve got my beacon to light up the darkside. Pops is so florescent he glows in the dark!

    Hehehe…we kid him about it all the time. He took the point whenever we went hunting for pig or deer.

  315. Kekoa November 26, 2008 2:12 am

    Where Ralph?

  316. Kekoa November 26, 2008 2:15 am

    Got it Ralph…Mahalo!…Very cool vids!

  317. Ralph November 26, 2008 2:16 am

    2 rb’s, includes Sula or in addition to Sula…we need OT’s, if they don’t work out, move’em to guard or center, then start the cycle again…

  318. Kekoa November 26, 2008 2:38 am

    Speaking of center Ralph, I wonder who the coaches have in mind to replace Jake as the next long snapper? He is a HUGE hole to fill.

    Mr. *consistency* could also get downfield on the coverage with some bruising tackles! One very hard working individual on the sidelines who takes his part on the team in a very business like way. Any NFL team will be lucky to have him.

  319. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER November 26, 2008 2:41 am

    Nitey Nite and SWEET Warrior Dreams!

  320. Kekoa November 26, 2008 2:50 am

    OK trunk is loaded, loadlist double check complete. Motion sickness wristbands/patches/pills activated and ready to deal with the heavy swells. House Alarms are set for real. Motion detectors and video cam activated. Neighbors Pit Bulls have been given extra bones to watch for jm2375 and Esme just in case they decide to pop in. Time to head on down to the Ferry landing.

    Catch you all at the T-gate Saturday!

  321. Hawaiianbod November 26, 2008 3:05 am

    g’nite Aunty Liz.

    safe travels Uncle Kekoa.

    congrads to the Beast.

    welcome home Garret.


  322. Pomai November 26, 2008 3:17 am

    Hawaii Bowl here we come!
    24    –    14    Pomai
    34    –    14    las vegas:
    38    –    10    Committed Road Warrior
    41    –    14    d1shima
    42    –    17    tommui
    49    –    10    mp
    49    –    17    jm2375
    49    –    14    LizKauai
    50    –    0    lab rat
    63    –    12    homey

  323. Pomai November 26, 2008 3:22 am

    Garret #260 – This is one more reason that we need to get rid of the BcS and go to a all conference winners playoff. There is no way that a one lost team should be ahead of an undefeated team, an you can take the SoS claim an file it in the round file.

  324. wafan November 26, 2008 4:59 am

    Merry Thanksgiving Eve all!

  325. wafan November 26, 2008 5:05 am

    Pomai . . .

    38 Warriors – 28 Cougs. Thinking that Wazzu will Coug it sometime during the game much as the UDub did last year.

    jm09234023472384723045 and Stretch . . .

    A couple of years ago our girls VB team took the state championship. They challenged the teachers to a game to help raise some money. No problem! Yes, I played — cannot do much except set and serve. And, I had some major problems with the scoreboard. Shucks, it was unfortunate the teachers score kept going up.

    Best part of the game was when we all whipped out our gradebooks and urged the spectators to cheer for us via “extra-credit”. I have never heard so much boo-ing in all my life.


  326. wafan November 26, 2008 5:06 am

    Congratulations Ralph!!!

    Time to go to school.

  327. jm2375 November 26, 2008 6:24 am

    wafan – wot, teachers no can stand losing to girls? Sheesh. Even if they have to cheat! grrrr.

    Oh, forgot. Good morning Tsaikos!! Happy Hump Day! One more day to that day known for overindulging. Oh wait, isn’t that everyday for some Tsai-kos?

    Bon voyage to Kekoa, Diana & Pops. Ferry ride was great. Much more comfortable than a plane. Slept at least half the time. Can’t sleep on planes. Early Happy Thanksgiving!


  328. Stretch November 26, 2008 6:58 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Safe travels to the kekoa clan.

    Time for a quick breakfast before starting work.

  329. d1島 November 26, 2008 6:59 am

    Great Morning All!

    There is a great disturbance in the Gobble Force this morning….

  330. Stretch November 26, 2008 7:04 am

    Is this another babooze on 1420 now??

  331. Jay November 26, 2008 7:08 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    Just saw the Princessss’ videos. Good to see Colt is having a good time.

    Just in case I’m not back…

    Happy Thanksgiving to all.

  332. Jack Flash November 26, 2008 7:12 am

    Bulla- heard you representing this morning on the BC show.
    The Tsaikos are listening…
    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

  333. d1島 November 26, 2008 7:14 am

    Mouton and Pilares still questionable for Saturday.

    What is the practice schedule for tomorrow?

  334. d1島 November 26, 2008 7:17 am

    Ba-booze, ba-booze,
    Ba-booze, ba-booze….

  335. madeinhawaii November 26, 2008 7:44 am

    When did Torres grow those extra two inches? I thought he was listed at 5’7″ not 5’9″?

  336. Bulla November 26, 2008 7:45 am


    thanks, i knew that there would be a few Tsaikos listening, haha, to the BC show, but just wanted to mention Vaikune and his efforts, and Sol’s record surpassing Levi Stanley, who was a Defensive Lineman, not a linebacker.

    of course, had to throw a shout out to ‘local boyz done good’ in Big Sky Post Season Awards with

    Cameron Higgins, Sophomore, Saint Louis, Offensive MVP,1st Team,

    Lawai’a Naihe, Senior, Kapaa, OG 1st Team

    Cody Nakamura, Junior, Baldwin, TE 2nd Team

    Ryan ‘the beast’ Eastman, True Freshman St Louis, DT, Honorable Mention

  337. brew808 November 26, 2008 7:56 am

    Major props to Ryan ‘the beast’ Eastman!!! And congratulations to bulla & lynn. 😀

    We know it’s just a matter of time before we “drop the ‘a'” and we start referring to snowflake as –
    ~•~~~•~Ryan the BEST Eastman!!!~•~~~•~

    …. even though his papa is still one Ba-ba-booze!!! 😀 😯 😆

    BTW –


  338. Glenn November 26, 2008 8:13 am

    congrats to Ryan and his parents.

    UH 31
    Wazzou 21
    too much bowl talk and not focusing on the opponent could lead to a real disaster.

  339. FloridaTed November 26, 2008 8:16 am

    To all the sons of Tsaikos,

    Props and congrats to making your Papa’s and mama’s proud, as well as all your Tsaiko uncles and aunties.

    Despite the turmoil in the lands, there is much to be thankful for this Thanks Giving.

  340. djmitcho November 26, 2008 8:25 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos! Hope everyone has a good day before Thanksgiving. Let me also add my congrats to da beast and his teammates for their accolades!

  341. djmitcho November 26, 2008 8:26 am


    Warriors 49 cougs 14

  342. djmitcho November 26, 2008 8:27 am

    Change that to 49-13. Didn’t see Liz already chose that previous score

  343. koakane™ November 26, 2008 8:34 am

    checking in this am, so glorious morning to the tsaiko kane’s and wahine’s

    8) sun out again and looking like another beautiful day in Hawaii Nei

    clearing up a mistaken rumors out there. 😀 KymryKauai nice meeting you and the hubby but I only ate the cookies oddah peeps neva like cause was broken. thanks even tho was good much appreciated!

    my congrats to the beast and the ohana on his accomplishments at wstate. 😮 bulla still waiting for my beast fball card and no forget autographed

    safe trip to ohana na kekoa on their invasion of maui. beware maui isle chaptah much fun to be had. enjoy you guys!!!!!! looking forward to the pauhana cc at the mexicali site when you return. sound guuuuuud.

    kden much to do but one cup of kope den I go esmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee l8tas

  344. koakane™ November 26, 2008 8:35 am

    wasa matta me forgot to say congrats to ralph on winning

  345. (Jesse) James November 26, 2008 8:39 am

    Good morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes….

    Have to Esme again but had to tell everyone here…HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!! (I know, I know…one day early…)

    d1…”I *gobble**gobble* am your *gobble**gobble*…father…*gobble**gobble*

    Congrats to the Beast and all the Hawaii boys receiving accolades across the country….

    Okay…gotta go for now…talk to everyone laters…


  346. jojo ® November 26, 2008 8:47 am

    Yaaaay Ralph!

  347. Esme November 26, 2008 8:51 am

    *peeks in the clubhouse door sheepishly*

    Errrr, hi, gang! Hi, ST!


  348. brew808 November 26, 2008 8:53 am

    Several of you have warned of complacency and possibly overlooking Wazzu. I have to agree. This is a game that the Warriors must focus on and play their “A” on in our case, their “H” game. Hey – if you like to dream, think of this as an in-conference game in the “PAC-Eleven” vs. the Wazzu Cougars!

    184 expat: November 25th, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Wazzu… The guys need to come out and pound them.

    P•O•U•N•D them Wazzu Cougars!!!

    😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈 😯 😈

  349. Esme November 26, 2008 8:56 am

    So I’m just doing a quick … me … (that’s always weird, writing that) … to say hullo. Stretch keeps hassling me about my not showing up often enough over here, so … ta-da!

    *Tsaikos roll their eyes*

    I hope everyone is well. I’ve reeeeally missed hanging out here. I’ve let work and life stuff overtake me and … I need to fix that. Sigh. Anyway …

    Princess, kudos for today’s great story on Colt!

    Ralph, congrats!

  350. brew808 November 26, 2008 8:59 am

    343 koakane™: November 26th, 2008 at 8:34 am

    …clearing up a mistaken rumors out there. 😀 KymryKauai nice meeting you and the hubby but I only ate the cookies oddah peeps neva like cause was broken. thanks even tho was good much appreciated!

    Yeah – First koakane breaks the cookies, then he devours the broken pieces…. 😯 😈 😆

  351. brew808 November 26, 2008 9:01 am

    Is Esme a real person…..? 🙄 😯 😆

  352. Esme November 26, 2008 9:09 am

    Brew! … What do you mean? 😆

  353. brew808 November 26, 2008 9:12 am


  354. Addahknowsports© November 26, 2008 9:17 am

    Empty playhouse this morning? Or is everyone just waiting for ST to make new post?

    Morning Esme!

    Hiya Brew!

  355. Pomai November 26, 2008 9:18 am

    Hawaii Bowl here we come!
    24    –    14    Pomai
    31    –    21    Glenn
    34    –    14    las vegas:
    38    –    10    Committed Road Warrior
    38    –    28    wafan
    41    –    14    d1shima
    42    –    17    tommui
    48    –    7    HiFlyer
    49    –    17    jm2375
    49    –    10    mp
    49    –    14    LizKauai
    49    –    13    djmitcho
    50    –    0    lab rat
    63    –    12    homey

  356. al November 26, 2008 9:21 am

    well, i hope that homey wins the score contest.

  357. brew808 November 26, 2008 9:23 am


    Did Coach Mack ask for “clarification” on the non-call “horse-collar” tackle on Mouton after his awesome fumble return? I thought that was clearly a foul and should have been called, especially since he was injured on the play and could be out for one or more games, in his Sr. season! 😯 😈 😯

  358. Pomai November 26, 2008 9:29 am

    Tom did it work ok??

  359. SteveM November 26, 2008 9:32 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Posts # 351 and #352 really jumped out at me… when you consider it is the mysterious and invisible brew808 asking… 😆

    BTW, brew, are you going to be back on Oahu this holiday season?

  360. al November 26, 2008 9:37 am

    tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock………………

  361. brew808 November 26, 2008 9:37 am

    Hiya ❤Addahknowsports©❤ – How’s da fishin’? How’s little Joey? 😆

    al – Can’t wait to hear what’s on the T-day menu at your hale! 😀 😯 😆

    Hiya SteveM – aka “Mr. NSA” – …brew knows nothing…. 😆


  362. KymryKauai November 26, 2008 9:45 am

    Great article on Colt and awesome videos!

    Kekoa: Will definitely have to make you some more cookies! Thanks for the spelling. 🙂

  363. SteveM November 26, 2008 9:47 am

    OK, brew808, I guess I’ll have to ask my friends to check. Gotta call in a favor just because the Addahknows and I owe you a cattle/karaoke call or two. Maybe something small, like some secret private karaoke room with them and maybe Esme… 😕

  364. jojo ® November 26, 2008 9:48 am

    Cattle Call?

  365. brew808 November 26, 2008 9:55 am

    Yeah, right! SteveM When you find out, please let me know…. 😆 😯 🙄

    BTW – great column by Ferd Re: APR problems with the spuds and cougars. I’m glad Coach Mack is focussed on the academics and grad progress of his student-athletes. Kudos for the soon-to-be graduates! 😀

    And of course, awesome story and videos of Colt by our Princess Leila!!!! Mahalo! 😀 😯 😆

  366. Esme November 26, 2008 9:55 am


  367. Addahknowsports© November 26, 2008 9:55 am

    Hi Pomai!

    What’s cookin’ Al?!

    Hey hey SteveM!
    btw, I just sent you email.

    Whoa……..we have KymryKauai and Jojo in da house. The brightest of mornings to you!


    All I can say is that the fish are happy. Little Joey is tres bien.

  368. Jay November 26, 2008 9:56 am

    haha…right on cue.

  369. al November 26, 2008 9:59 am

    brew….we are actually keeping it simple this Thanksgiving.

  370. al November 26, 2008 10:02 am

    asports….how you doing?

    jojo….cattle call the day b4 thanksgiving? aren’t we supposed to be fasting today in preparation for tomw? or do you subscribe to the keep the stomach stretched out theory?

  371. brew808 November 26, 2008 10:04 am

    “simple” for al probably means…. a S P R E A D for others! 😀 😯 😆

    I’ve never had the good fortune to meet KymryKauai (actually, that’s true for 95% of the Tsaikos out there…..) but, all I can say is wow! I don’t know if I’d be like koakane and eating dem kookies! They belong right there with chawan_cut’s Lego toys – ARTwork! 😯 😆 :mrgreen:

  372. brew808 November 26, 2008 10:06 am

    jojo – fo want of pho…? 😯 😆 🙄

  373. SteveM November 26, 2008 10:06 am

    brew808 — OK, add jojo too. Don’t be surprised if some Tsai-kos figure out where the secret lunch/dinner is and just show up to meet you …but I guarantee there will be less than 50 attending. 😐

  374. (Jesse) James November 26, 2008 10:07 am

    On break now…

    Hi Sports!!!

    Hi jojo!!!

  375. jojo ® November 26, 2008 10:09 am

    don’t fast today, must stretch out the stomach for tomorrow

  376. g-nalo November 26, 2008 10:11 am

    Little Joey is tres bien.

    “tres bien”? i like it………..hiya Sports.

    good morning Tsaikos here, there, and everywhere.

    throwing out my Thanksgiving wishes to everybody too. eh come tomorrow don’t worry about it, just eat.

    i’m thankful for a lot of things and one of them is the Tsaikos. tres bien ensemble………….

  377. A-House November 26, 2008 10:12 am


    Your #319 post – Jake’s younger brother, incoming freshman and invited walkon, will take his place as the long snapper. He is bigger, 6’4″ and about 270#s, than Jake and some say just as good or better than older bro.

  378. brew808 November 26, 2008 10:12 am

    How did Coach ST and his team do last night? Any witnesses? Any video? Should we be checking the u-toob? Any chance his pre-game prep talk included playing spirited, with the heart of lions, and then breaking out into some “King of the Jungle” song and dance….? 😀 😯 😆

  379. brew808 November 26, 2008 10:17 am

    Hey – when does hurricane season end in the Eastern Pacific? Sept? Might be an eventful eleven days at sea…. :mrgreen: 😆 :mrgreen:

  380. Addahknowsports© November 26, 2008 10:18 am


    Baik. I am sending you an email shortly.


    I agree. “Simple” is a relative term, Kymry’s cookies are truly artwork. Shhhhhh…….don’t mention pho too loudly. Homey might show up just to ask where and when and to remind me that I dissed him twice.

  381. (Jesse) James November 26, 2008 10:19 am

    A-House…that’s good to hear. If Jake’s bro is better than him, we’ll be set at long snapper for a while…since Jake is one of the better, if not the best, long snapper I’ve seen at UH…..

  382. brew808 November 26, 2008 10:19 am

    Hey – g- is here! And…. stretch is working?!? 😕 🙄 😯

  383. 3-Prong November 26, 2008 10:22 am

    Best wishes to Tyler in taking care of his “personal matters”. Some things are more important than football and even school in the larger scheme of things.

  384. brew808 November 26, 2008 10:22 am

    H O M E Y…. Addahknowsports© sends you a FAUX pho call…… 😀 😯 😆

  385. chawan_cut November 26, 2008 10:23 am

    Thank you to THE Princess for her story and videos of Colt.

    Favorite quote from the story:

    “He’s so lame,” fellow rookie Fred Davis said. “No, I’m playing. Colt is a cool guy”

    Being lame isn’t so bad after all…

  386. Bulla November 26, 2008 10:25 am

    someone say CATTLE CALL?

  387. brew808 November 26, 2008 10:25 am

    betcha that when “someone” read that lame quote, a heartbeat or two was skipped…. 😆 😯 😆

  388. g-nalo November 26, 2008 10:26 am

    Hey – g- is here! And…. stretch is working?!?

    howzit Brew!

    yep, here (there and everywhere) for a little bit before i get back. speaking of who else is working……….c’mon now??!! 🙂

  389. SteveM November 26, 2008 10:28 am

    I’m in!

  390. William Hung November 26, 2008 10:29 am

    Chawan – just call us “the Lame brothers”. She bang, she bang …..

  391. Pee Wee Herman November 26, 2008 10:33 am

    hey chawan! don’t forget me.

  392. MeiLing November 26, 2008 10:33 am

    Wow! Princess Leila, great vids and article. So nice to get a report on how Colt is doing.

    Congrats, Ralph! Enjoy the B-Ball game.

    Hope Pops is enjoying the sail to Maui.

    (Early) Happy Thanksgiving!!!

    Congratulations to all of the students graduating in December!

  393. brew808 November 26, 2008 10:33 am

    g- I still can’t figure out what happened to all of the kope-kake from the sporty one? 😆 I owe you and the other stooge-like guys a couple of brewski’s.

    How’s does one sign on for the railroad project? I figure that will be WPA work for a lifetime….. I’ve been working on the railroad, all day long… nope, break-time…. 😀 😯 😆

  394. NorthShoreFan November 26, 2008 10:35 am

    Gooood Morning Tsaikos!
    Partly sunny, nice breeze, looks to be a good day on the NorthShore. Surf not too good tho.

    Suggestion for Coach Mack. Did you see Warren Sapp twinkle toeing around the stage? 294 lbs. and agile like a deer!
    Off season training requirement for all UH D-line and especially O-line men.
    BALLROOM DANCING 101! Might help with their balance, timing, foot work and keeping them mobile and agile. I think Lynn Swan used to do ballet for his timing, balance and flexibility. (not meaning to turn our guys into dancing stars)

    Anyhoo, over and out….

  395. Nalani November 26, 2008 10:36 am

    Hey Gang – Sorry I’ve been out of touch. Been gigging a lot lately. Not sure I’m gonna make it, but Shelton and Kimo will be there this afternoon to watch Pono play basketball (KS JV2 v Damien) @ Damien 530pm. Any former Monarchs out there wanna make a side bet??? Only small kine. Maybe a plate lunch or a yahoo!?

    If I don’t make it, it’s because I’m taking our turkeys to Kaneohe to put in the Imu at 5pm.

  396. Bulla November 26, 2008 10:40 am

    northshore fan,

    i think today a lot of ‘big’ linemen are leaning towards the Pilates movement. we’re going to resort to the scene from Braveheart with the two horses and the guy tied up in the middle…..haha, nah, j/k.

    it’s all about flexibility and power + speed. that is the total package. have to watch out with the local boys and asking them if they want to do Pilates…..they might say, sure…..chicken katsu and beef stew.

    Pilates……not plates….c’mon! 🙂

  397. homey 2 shawty DA BEAST YO! November 26, 2008 10:41 am

    new post is up

  398. homey 69 November 26, 2008 10:43 am

    haha, I thought Bulla said the “Pilares movement”. I was thinking WTH is the Pilares movement?

  399. Addahknowsports© November 26, 2008 10:44 am

    Selamat Pagi G-nalo! Apa Kabar?

  400. Jason November 26, 2008 10:46 am

    If Luke Ingram is better than Jake, then that’s scary. I’ve seen Jake rated as the best and second-best long snapping prospect in the country this year by two publications who do a good job of scouting (even if I disagree with them a lot).

    And Colt — haha, at first I thought, “Wow, he really got big.” Then I realized that he was bundled up. But I can’t really laugh — I’d probably be out there wearing five layers. I’d look like a nose tackle, and probably weigh that much considering all the clothing. 😀

    chawan_cut: Now that it’s been established that “lame” is the new “cool,” don’t be bringing your entourage of women to the UH basketball games. And stay away from the railing, lest the cheerleaders and Rainbow Dancers try to grab you and take you home. 😯

  401. Jay November 26, 2008 10:48 am

    damn homey…made me look.

  402. Addahknowsports© November 26, 2008 10:48 am

    I don’t see a new post.

  403. NorthShoreFan November 26, 2008 10:48 am

    Bulla….LMAO! Plates..Pilates…same ting, give one Katsu extra rice, mac salad and sauce!

  404. al November 26, 2008 10:50 am

    is gnalo a beatles fan?

    he like go here, there, and everywhere and this tres bien ensemble stuff.

  405. (Jesse) James November 26, 2008 10:53 am


    I’ll bet a plate lunch…if you give me 8 points….ha ha ha….

  406. al November 26, 2008 10:54 am

    bulla, jojo, stevem…………..i would love to dine with you all today but i gotta go see some heinenken and get some fish for the tank.

    so, with that i am off to see the wizard.

    then, the honey do list is long.

  407. NorthShoreFan November 26, 2008 10:55 am

    Man U guys talking about fuud and getting some growls from the stomach. Nalani’s comes to mind but they not there today. Brudda Greg make some mean Hawn Kaukau. Only ting is his wagon no stay at Campbells everyweek so gotta deal with da withdrawal pains till he get there.
    laulau, lomi, kalua, beef stew (da bomb) squid luau, long rice. Local Mix, Special mix….Dang!
    Gotta go check out my fridge…O&O

  408. brew808 November 26, 2008 10:57 am

    Yo Jason – I was never ever able to check my solution to your math challenge. I got a “corrupted/damaged file” error. I think it was pretty obvious what the trend was. Both MIH & jm3580892370940928.3948 spotted the odd 12 and wondered about some power law. I keyed on the 2048 (nth power or 2), the 121, 1000 and game over. Right? 😀

    1 = 1^12
    2048 = 2^11
    59049 = 3^10
    262144 = 4^9
    390625 = 5^8
    279936 = 6^7
    117649 = 7^6
    32768 = 8^5
    6561 = 9^4
    1000 = 10^3
    121 = 11^2
    12 = 12^1

  409. curveball November 26, 2008 10:58 am

    I hust saw your scedule before X-mas.You better do your shopping this weekend 🙂

  410. brew808 November 26, 2008 10:59 am

    Addahknowsports© is sooooooo gullible! 😆 😯 😆

  411. Committed Road Warrior November 26, 2008 11:01 am


    What’s wrong with “Here, There, and Everywhere”? Good song, you know. 🙂

    I like this cover of the song as much as the original:

  412. brew808 November 26, 2008 11:03 am

    curveball – my belated congratulations Re: slider!!! What a nice addition to the ‘ohana for this holiday season! Just wondering… anyone go by the nick of “screwball” or “wild pitch” in your family tree….? j/k 😀 😯 😆

  413. g-nalo November 26, 2008 11:04 am

    g- I still can’t figure out what happened to all of the kope-kake from the sporty one? I owe you and the other stooge-like guys a couple of brewski’s.

    you don’t owe but we’ll be glad to partake, but Stretch only knows ‘darkside’….be afraid……

    Selamat Pagi G-nalo! Apa Kabar?

    yikes, where’s that Webster……….me not like Homey and Al, i HAVE to google.

    is gnalo a beatles fan?

    he like go here, there, and everywhere and this tres bien ensemble stuff.

    Al – who isn’t?

  414. brew808 November 26, 2008 11:05 am

    kalua turkey…. sounds ono! 😆 :mrgreen: 😮

  415. brew808 November 26, 2008 11:09 am

    hey g – When are you headed back to the “darkside” of the mainland? You know, the Rio? 😀 Will you and the gang be there in Sept? 😕 😆 🙄

  416. curveball November 26, 2008 11:09 am

    “Knuckleball” only…sometimes mistaken for Knucklehead…. 😉

  417. Addahknowsports© November 26, 2008 11:12 am


    Homey googles. He’s our foreign language expert.


    Not! 😀

  418. Jay November 26, 2008 11:18 am

    g-nalo re: post 413. apparently the vatican forgave Paul Mcartney the other day for something regarding Jesus….so maybe the vatican was one.

  419. Jason November 26, 2008 11:32 am

    brew808: Yep.

  420. jojo ® November 26, 2008 11:37 am

    Ummm, was there practice today?

  421. Pauoa Boy November 26, 2008 11:48 am

    Warriors – 57 Jason Gesser’s former team – 13

  422. Ronnie November 26, 2008 11:51 am

    Happy day before Thanksgiving!

  423. Pauoa Boy November 26, 2008 11:58 am

    Chee huu already had some pre-Thanksgiving grinds with my troops…

    Turkey, Honey Baked Ham, Mashed Potatoes w/h gravy, Potatoe Salad, Green Bean Casserole, Cornbread Stuffing, Candied Yams, Rice (Only Pacific Islanders went eat um), Sweet Potatoe Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, Fruit Cake, Cherry, Strawberry, Blueberry Cheesecake, and Jello Tequila Shots…whew

  424. Pauoa Boy November 26, 2008 11:59 am

    Howzit Aunty Ronnie…
    Happy Thanksgiving Eve to you!

  425. g-nalo November 26, 2008 11:59 am

    hey g – When are you headed back to the “darkside” of the mainland? You know, the Rio? Will you and the gang be there in Sept?

    most likely but its Flamingo Hilton, not Rio. i’m still debating about the prior week against Washington St?

    g-nalo re: post 413. apparently the vatican forgave Paul Mcartney the other day for something regarding Jesus….so maybe the vatican was one.

    think it was John Lennon who said they’re bigger than Jesus? but good, time heals most wounds……..

  426. homey 69 November 26, 2008 11:59 am

    Happy 330th Day after New Years!

  427. homey November 26, 2008 12:03 pm

    I see the homey clan is on board today!

    A-House – Last I saw Lucas Ingram he was around 6’4″ and a soaking wet 195#’s. He put on that much weight in one year? WOW!

    A-Sports – what the Pho?

    I see no recruits today…

  428. Kazz November 26, 2008 12:07 pm


  429. homey November 26, 2008 12:07 pm

    I see homey69 is post #426, that number reminds me of the awesome 426 hemi engine.

    Hey, I was #427, that reminds me of the L-88 option for the 427 chevy engine.


  430. homey November 26, 2008 12:08 pm

    Oh yeah, thanks Princess for the Colt article and vids!

    Hi FAYE!

  431. homey November 26, 2008 12:09 pm

    Is there a cattle call this Friday?

  432. Ronnie November 26, 2008 12:09 pm

    Just a little off-topic vent…

    Today, I read one of the “lamest” quotes I’ve ever seen. It was in an article about how an additional Yorba Linda reservoir was approved and paid for but never built. Not a big deal except that of the 19 homes damaged or destroyed in one neighborhood, “at least five burned because fire hydrants went dry, fire fighters said.” There are 100 homes in the neighborhood. That means that at least 5% of the neighborhood was destroyed because building the reservoir “was stalled over the [past 30] years by indecision among residential developers, competing water district projects and negotiations with environmentalists.”

    Ready for the quote? Here it is…
    “It was a problem of too much fire, not a problem of not enough water,” said water district spokesman Laer Pearce.


  433. Pauoa Boy November 26, 2008 12:10 pm

    Yups props to Princess Leila…
    Mahalo for keeping us in touch with bruddah Colt. Always good to hear of him, hopefully one day when his playing career is over he going run for Govenor for the State of Hawaii!

    In the mean time I hope Colt gets an opportunity to play next season if not with the Skins then someplace else.

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