Warming up

LAS VEGAS — Hey, who turned the heat up?

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Paipai Falemalu, considered to be UH’s best pass-rushing defensive end (at least until Fetaiagogo Fonoti returns), suffered an apparent sprained right ankle during today’s practice. Falemalu was on crutches afterward, but he said he does not consider the injury to be serious.

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This practice is brought to you by …


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The assistant coaches exercise by making the walk from Palo Verde High to the hotel:




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OK, I guess there’s some money in the desert. Here’s UNLV’s weight room:


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There’s a piano in the UNLV athletic department reception area:


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KGMB is doing a day-in-the-life story on left tackle Aaron Kia, who managed to sneak away from the cameras to grab a snack.

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And in the really big game … the equipment managers won last night’s bowling challenge. Derek Inouchi, UH’s sports media relations director, rolled an event-best 188. (Yikes. I wrote 288 earlier. My apologies — except to Derek, who kind of liked having people think he rolled a 288).

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Happy birthday to the lovely Chelsea Ah Nee. Vaughn Meatoga says he loves you.


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Did I mention that the blog host hit four 4s and an ace in video poker?


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My friend’s adorable mother (and video-poker mentor), Ellen, also hit four-of-a-kind:


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This is a picture of “Fake” Ferd. Real “Ferd” denies the resemblance.


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The people you see in Vegas . . .



  1. Bowzooka September 16, 2009 8:34 am

    Hope Paipai can shake it off. We need to contain the QB.

  2. SailorBlue September 16, 2009 8:34 am

    Wahoo! Top 5 from Washington DC!!

  3. SailorBlue September 16, 2009 8:35 am

    Hope Falemalu is ok – we need him for this weekend.

  4. Kekoa September 16, 2009 8:36 am

    SailorBlue got in da door before me!…Yikes! Time to get outta town!

  5. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) September 16, 2009 8:37 am

    Hi ST- are you feeling better?

  6. Maverick September 16, 2009 8:37 am

    # 5 post gets a free 5 dollar footlong sub?

  7. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) September 16, 2009 8:38 am

    Paipai- owee and auwe!

    Derek- 288? Tsick!

  8. townie September 16, 2009 8:39 am

    288? I hope it was a tap game at least…

    GO WARRIORS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) September 16, 2009 8:39 am

    Yes, Mav- you buying 😈 … sorry… didn’t mean to steal yer tunda… 😳

  10. SailorBlue September 16, 2009 8:40 am

    Kekoa ~ you just slow this morning because you’re distracted getting ready to go watch the Warriors stomp Rebel butt. Meanwhile I am sitting in a boring meeting in Washington DC. Rather be going to Sin City with everybody else, but whatchagonnado.. Gotta pay da bills.

  11. Maverick September 16, 2009 8:41 am

    Liz, when we meet, aye, it’s on me. Great football food.

  12. mouthwash September 16, 2009 8:45 am

    Yeah!!! Go Al and Ken!!!! bowling beasts.

  13. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) September 16, 2009 8:48 am

    😆 Mav- awesome- gotta be low carb/sugar tho… bwahahaha!

    ok- Sailor Blue – keep those paychecks flowing…


  14. d1島 September 16, 2009 8:52 am

    Hoping that All the players heal up by Game Day.

    …and what did the Blog Host roll?

  15. cheepono September 16, 2009 8:55 am

    derek bowled a 288?! is that with or without handicap! crazy. he should be on the PBT!

  16. wena September 16, 2009 8:56 am

    Steve…now that you are well….go make some big bucks!!

  17. djmitcho September 16, 2009 9:02 am

    LizK, even the 6in subs at subway are not “low” carb. The bread alone averages about 38-40 grams of carbs. That’s why I don’t eat there anymore. Plus there are better sandwich places here in spokane than subway.

  18. Maverick September 16, 2009 9:04 am

    espn now showing the 2002 texas/texas tech game. Good plug showing coach on the sidelines giving the business to Texas.
    Liz – come on, meatball sandwichs the only way 2 go!

  19. GRM September 16, 2009 9:07 am

    Just checked – Saturday’s game will be on Oceanic’s digital channel 247 (CBS College Sports) at 5 PM., not on PPV 255.

  20. Slugger September 16, 2009 9:10 am

    Hey, you’re still in the desert. It’s going to be hot for at least another month.

    Hope Paipai’s ankle is better by Saturday.


  21. al September 16, 2009 9:14 am

    grm….i was told last night that it would be shown on 247, 255, and 1255 and all will be ppv events.

  22. postmanke September 16, 2009 9:15 am

    wonder if the coaches are walking back to the hotel again today?

  23. Slugger September 16, 2009 9:22 am

    Safe travels today, Tsaikos!

  24. kama krab September 16, 2009 9:27 am

    Eh Al,

    You in vegas yet.

  25. Shannon September 16, 2009 9:27 am

    Is the team staying @ the Red Rock? or Sun Coast? Both are in that area…

  26. d1島 September 16, 2009 9:34 am


  27. Slugger September 16, 2009 9:34 am


    Re: last blog entry ~ I’m not mad. Just stated that we have beaten UNLV recently. Your entry stated that we hadn’t in x years. Are you going to this game? Yell for me, if you are.

  28. GRM September 16, 2009 9:35 am

    Steve M – You got mail.

  29. Dirty Commish September 16, 2009 9:36 am

    Gawd… the schedule better not be this FUBAR next year. Getting tailgating withdrawls already.

  30. Bulla September 16, 2009 9:37 am


    Healing prayers for Paipai, get better bro, they need you off of the edge 🙂

    To ALL DA TSAIKOS, have a blast!

  31. GRM September 16, 2009 9:38 am

    OK, will check later. Mahalogozaimasu

  32. Shannon September 16, 2009 9:38 am

    @d1: thats what I figured…with the budget cuts…Red Rock would be a little steep…LOL

  33. Shannon September 16, 2009 9:40 am

    Penis enlargement? 3-4 inches? Who needs a 16 inch penis? LOL

  34. Shannon September 16, 2009 9:40 am

    Wow…that;s actually the first time I seen that garbage on this blog…

  35. Manoa Mist September 16, 2009 9:44 am

    I already figured out how to get my thingee to 12 inches. Just fold that buggah in half.

  36. Kokua September 16, 2009 9:49 am

    Rebels favored by 7 to 7.5 —-hope we play like we did in the first half against the cougars, that game featured Dr J & Mr. Hyde. We all agree that our first half team was dynamite!

  37. madeinhawaii September 16, 2009 9:49 am

    288? Awesome… what is that? 10 strikes and an 8 then spare?

  38. Dirty Commish September 16, 2009 9:49 am

    Manoa Mist:
    September 16th, 2009 at 9:44 am
    I already figured out how to get my thingee to 12 inches. Just fold that buggah in half.

    Before I scrolled up to see the spambot post I thought you guys were still talking about sub sandwiches. And I’m like “Who has a 24 inch sub sandwich out there??? Want.”

    But wang jokes, eh? It’s gonna be that kind of Wednesday.

  39. AZWARRIOR22 September 16, 2009 9:52 am

    Tanks for the laugh…can’t wait to Saturday to see our Warriors up close at Sam Boyd stadium sticking it to the Rebels 🙂

  40. Kazz (NINE more for Coach Shoji) September 16, 2009 9:54 am

    Well when in “Rome”..

    This reminds me of a riddle/joke a wise Tsaiko once told me:

    What did the left n*t say to da right n*t?

    “How you like dis guy in da middle?!?!?!?! Like make ‘big body’ yeah?”

  41. Shannon September 16, 2009 9:54 am

    LMAO @ Manoa…

  42. Shannon September 16, 2009 10:00 am

    More spambots? shoots…I take the 2 pts…and blast my whole paycheck on Hawaii!!! Gotta be the dumbest spambot around…he don’t even knoe the WSU game pau!!! LOL

  43. curveball September 16, 2009 10:04 am

    here is an article from the Vegas paper….

  44. Garret September 16, 2009 10:22 am


    The game is available in HD for Dish users on the mainland, but I guess the CBS CS channel isn’t in HD in Hawaii?

  45. Jack Flash September 16, 2009 10:24 am

    Please- no more injuries! Go Warriors!

  46. Garret September 16, 2009 10:25 am

    I hope that Paipai is okay! With all the injuries already to the DE position, losing him would really hurt.

  47. Jack Flash September 16, 2009 10:26 am

    Will the ppv broadcast on channel 1255 be in HD?

  48. Garret September 16, 2009 10:27 am

    The biggest schools in the Sacramento area met in football over the weekend and David Graves’ younger brother did very well in his first start. 342 yards and 5 TDs is really impressive!

    The area’s biggest schools clashed helmets as early as Thursday of last week, as Folsom High School started where it left off from an impressive season a year ago to dominate Davis in on its own field, 41-21.

    Dano Graves, filling in at quarterback after his big brother David Graves graduated to play for the University of Hawaii, performed brilliantly in his first performance, passing 17-24 for 342 yards and five touchdowns.

  49. Garret September 16, 2009 10:27 am

    Bess note:

    Davone Bess(notes) picked up exactly where he left off in ’08, catching everything that was thrown his way (7-for-7). Bess caught 72 percent of the passes intended for him last season.

  50. Garret September 16, 2009 10:31 am

    RGM update. He’s had success with runs from his slot position in several CFL games this season. RGM is 13th in yards from scrimmage in the CFL even though he’s gotten limited playing time.

    Ryan Grice-Mullen had just a single carry for the Lions, but it turned into a one-yard TD, which is more than could be said for Martell Mallett who carried the ball a game-high 14 times and came away with 66 yards. Receiver Geroy Simon emerged with seven catches for 128 yards and a score as well for the losing side.

    After 10 games, Mallett is still at the top of the list when it comes to yards from scrimmage with his 1,070, but he ranks just fifth in the CFL in combined yards to this point with 1,259 yards. Although he was used sparingly last week, Grice-Mullen ranks 13th on that same list with 817 total yards, so the Lions would be smart to give him a few more chances to help put points on the board.

  51. Kazz (NINE more for Coach Shoji) September 16, 2009 10:32 am

    Caught only a little of the Call The Coach Show last night, but just enough to hear how UNLV’s head coach didn’t want to shake JJ’s hand in 2007 and even asked Coach Mack back then “why’d you keep blitzing us” when the game was already lost for UNLV.

    Today UNLV’s radio play by play guy was on BC Show and he claims the running game for the Rebels is “suspect” at this time so perhaps the theory of repeating how we scored against Wazzu goes out the window in a sense of letting UNLV run the ball and eat their own clock.

    I didn’t see the OSU/UNLV game, but I hear the Rebels only really packed it on in the 4th quarter against the Beavs, I guess it’s a mirror opposite of how we did at Seattle, except UNLV’s passing attack is most likely more potent than the Cougars.

    This game MIGHT be a shut out, if our offense can be productive against a MUCH better pass rush and a MUCH better secondary in UNLV. Not sure how the Rebels plan to neutralize the middle of the field with their larger LBs having to go against Salas and Pilares, but as long as our offensive line can sustain the pass rush for at least 3 seconds, Alexander SHOULD have no time at all finding our slots making their way around the slower LBs for UNLV as Coach Mac says the LB corps for the Rebels aren’t the featured portion of the UNLV defense.

    UNLV’s head coach may have created more “bulletin board” material for the Rebels for this game, as according to Bobby Curran this morning, their own local media sure isn’t doing their share of hyping the local crowd for this. UNLV is going to come out swinging in this contest and regardless of who has what kind of possession to start the game, UH is going to have to “weather” the storm either on defense or offense. “Weather the storm” in the 1st quarter and get into halftime with at least a two or three possession lead and I don’t know if the Rebels can rebound from that kind of deficit considering the late second debacle against Oregon State.

  52. W.M September 16, 2009 10:45 am

    Steven, Do you have food poisoning or in-di-ges-tion….? Hope its not H1N1 from Seattle area. Take care, wash your hands and don’t give what you have to our boys! GO WARRIORS!!

  53. Stephen Tsai September 16, 2009 10:55 am

    I think it was food poisoning because I puked a few times, or as we used to say: “I talked to Ralph on the big white phone.”

  54. madeinhawaii September 16, 2009 11:13 am

    The Vote for the Davey O’brian candidate has started up again. So, how about us Warrior fans voting for our guy Greg Alexander. Okay, so maybe he won’t win, but he can still win our vote of confidence, eh? If you voted for Colt in 2007, just log in. If this is your first time, you’ll need to register.

    I voted for Greg Alexander.


  55. Rich2176 September 16, 2009 11:13 am

    ST – Get better fast. Looking forward to hearing the lion on Friday night. Hope to see you tomorrow when I get to Vegas.

  56. Pomai September 16, 2009 11:24 am

    Coach Mack please don’t let up, hit’em in the mouth on the first play and keep hitting them until the game is over, don’t let up, don’t play not to lose, keep the pedal to the metal for the whole game, score every time you can up till the ending gun. Blow them out as much as you can, if they want to call it running up the score then so be it, run it up all you can, show no mercy. I want to see lava win the pix’s with his 76 to 0 score.

  57. tom mui September 16, 2009 11:24 am

    By special request – well, at least one person!


    There is a book contest that awards 50,000 books to the state with the most votes.

    It is easy to vote. All you have to do is visit the website once a day (14 days left) and choose Hawaii, and click to vote. You don’t have to fill in the other spots. Just go to the box that asks where you want 50,000 books to be sent, find Hawaii and click. AND YES, YOU ONLY HAVE TO CLICK ON *WHERE DO YOU WANT THE BOOKS TO GO….ITS THE ONLY REQUIRED FIELD.

    I’ve included the link: http://booksforkids.firstbook.org/whatbook/about.php

    Come on Tsaikos – make like it was voting for Jasmine Trias!!!

  58. bighilofan2waitingatdeltagate22 September 16, 2009 11:33 am

    howzit Tsaikos.

    got my lahaina chicken meal fo da trip, waiting fo da bird to take off.

    hooooo tahhhhh!

    Road Warriors on da move!

    hold on, we’re coming. we’re coming

  59. Dan-O September 16, 2009 11:33 am

    Coach Sanford……we kept scoring touchdowns and blitzing cause this is FOOTBALL!!!!!

    If you want a gentleman’s game (of fair play), may I suggest golf……where if we were kicking your ass in match play, we would concede your 20 foot putts to halve some holes.

  60. jm2375 September 16, 2009 11:34 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Happy hump day.

    Hope all the Warriors with owees heal up before Sat.

    Liz – set the dvr last night. 😀 Anybody think the game will last longer than 4 hrs? I’ll set the dvr for the vb replays later…

  61. bighilofan2waitingatdeltagate22 September 16, 2009 11:37 am

    gotta go hi ho.

  62. d1島 September 16, 2009 11:43 am


    Have a great flight!
    Hoo! you getting in late…wat? you driving ovah tonight? Drive carefully.

  63. d1島 September 16, 2009 11:46 am

    Happy Birthday Chelsea! 🙂

    Well, 188 would still be better than I could do. 🙄

  64. oldie September 16, 2009 11:49 am

    Tom Mui,


    Since I requested, I just went in and voted for Hawaii. Do they allow us to vote multiple times a day, or only once per day?

    If I don’t screw up I’ll record the game for you. Still want to know if the broadcast will be in Hi-Def. The WSU game on channel 1255 was in SD.

  65. Slugger September 16, 2009 11:52 am

    tom mui,

    Hawaii is now number 2 in the book contest! Keep passing this on, Tsaikos.

    the link: http://booksforkids.firstbook.org/whatbook/about.php

  66. d1島 September 16, 2009 12:01 pm

    RIP Myles Brand


  67. HiFlyer September 16, 2009 12:02 pm

    Tom Mui – thanks for the reminder, I voted for the last three days.

    It’s a good thing that there was no CC at Camelias planned for this week, this place is next door.

  68. d1島 September 16, 2009 12:02 pm



    Musta been the 3 votes I just put in! 😆

  69. madeinhawaii September 16, 2009 12:04 pm

    I voted using the 8 family email accounts we have.

    Maybe we should post the link on the various blogs in the tizer, eh?

  70. d1島 September 16, 2009 12:04 pm


    Maybe was rodent irradication gone wild!


  71. Slugger September 16, 2009 12:07 pm

    Happy birthday, Chelsea!


    I saw that on the news this morning. I must have been dead asleep cuz I didn’t hear the five fire engines. Usually, I can hear all of the emergency vehicles going by. Wonder if they don’t use their sirens when there’s no traffic & it’s late at night so we can sleep?

  72. Slugger September 16, 2009 12:12 pm

    Sorry to hear about Myles Brand passing on. I totally agreed with him firing Bobby Knight.

    Outta here for a bit…Esme & whoosh….

  73. Ralph September 16, 2009 12:21 pm

    McTruck Midnight is moving to Arlington, how far is Marshall from Arlington?

  74. al September 16, 2009 12:22 pm

    the book voting has hit the email circuits.
    who knows?

  75. Curt September 16, 2009 12:42 pm

    I think we’re going to have a tough game at UNLV. After they’ve seen the Washington State game, I would expect that they’ll try extra hard to pressure and blitz us and not give Alexander all day to look for receivers. Time to step up guys.

  76. kymrykauai September 16, 2009 12:45 pm

    Yay we are at the airport getting ready to head to vegas!!! See you all soon!

  77. Pete Jek September 16, 2009 12:49 pm


  78. Curt September 16, 2009 12:50 pm

    We’ll be headed to the airport late this afternoon. Yeehaw. Go Warriors.

  79. Pete Jek September 16, 2009 12:54 pm

    The same was said about Fetaiagogo Fonoti not having a serious injury, and expecting to play relatively soon. It’s been 3 weeks since then, and his playing status remains in doubt.

    I hope Paipai Falemalu being on crutches is more of a precaution than a necessity.The Warriors will need his pass-rushing skills to force the UNLV QB out of the pocket. I think when the opposing team’s O-Line breaks down and that happens, is when the Warriors are most able to create turnovers in fumbles forced and recovered, and in interceptions.

    Falemalu will be crucial in that regard.

  80. Hoohiki September 16, 2009 1:02 pm

    tom mui,

    Thanks for posting the link for the book contest. Thus far, Hawaii’s winning.
    I hope our state get the 50,000 books for our na keiki this year. Oklahoma won in 2007 and Kentucky won in 2008. They are #2 and #3 currently behind HAWAII. Fifteen more days left to keep voting. It’s funny how Hawaii is always up for competition, be it American Idol, SYTYCD, Little League, Shane Victorino all star, warrior athletics…..we have PRIDE.

  81. d1島 September 16, 2009 1:11 pm

    Looking at a webcam of Fremont St. by the Nugget.

    Not very crowded. Must be too hot to be outside.
    Can’t see too many Hawaii people…no Tsaikos!

  82. Ralph September 16, 2009 1:13 pm

    i’m voting again

  83. d1島 September 16, 2009 1:15 pm

    How can I tell no mo’ many Hawaii people?

    Everybody waiting for the “Walk” light!


  84. Curt September 16, 2009 1:21 pm

    da Tsaikos are on da way. Never feah, da Tsaikos goin’ theah.

    da Tsaikos are coming, da Tsaikos are coming, da Tsaikos are coming!

  85. d1島 September 16, 2009 1:32 pm


    If the Blog Host keeps hitting THOSE, the story can change to “I guess there was money in the desert.”

  86. mctruck September 16, 2009 1:33 pm


    Arlington, is about a couple hundred miles west of Marshall, Texas; actually, I’m closer to Shreveport, Louisiana than Arlington.

  87. d1島 September 16, 2009 1:33 pm

    Are the Warriors using UNLV’s weight room?!?!?!

  88. d1島 September 16, 2009 1:34 pm

    I guess the UA Heat Gear is getting put to good use.

  89. d1島 September 16, 2009 1:35 pm

    Hopefully, the Rebels will be using the piano to sing a sad song come Sunday! 🙂

  90. Stephen Tsai September 16, 2009 1:37 pm

    No, the Warriors are using the Palo Verde weight room.
    It’s really nice, for a high school program. But a bit cramped.
    At least it’s close … well, unless you’re a coach who has to walk back.

  91. d1島 September 16, 2009 1:37 pm

    “Fake Ferd” kinda reminds me of my parish priest!

    …..who happens to be away right now. Hmmm….

  92. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) September 16, 2009 1:40 pm

    I voted a couplea times.

    Garret- SD for Hawaii so far. But SD is better than No D !!!!

    Safe Journey, Kymry and Co. and all Tsai-ko travelers!

    One More Day!


  93. Committed Road Warrior September 16, 2009 1:40 pm

    So how long before ST “deposits” his four-4’s earnings back into the machine? That is…..if he hasn’t already done so……

  94. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) September 16, 2009 1:41 pm

    Stephen- did you feel better after talking to Ralph on the big white phone?
    Hope you are fine now!!!

  95. Stephen Tsai September 16, 2009 1:42 pm

    There’s also a Fake Leila.
    The Las Vegas newspaper has a videographer who sorta-sorta has the same fashion sense as Leila.
    I texted Leila about that. She was curious. So, I told her: Don’t worry. You’re prettier.
    Leila joins our coverage team tomorrow.

  96. d1島 September 16, 2009 1:43 pm

    $64 question…

    Did Team HA do the “4-mile walk” with the coaches?

  97. Stephen Tsai September 16, 2009 1:44 pm

    Yep, thanks, I feel better.
    And if it makes any UH fan happy, I did hurl at UNLV.

  98. Stephen Tsai September 16, 2009 1:44 pm

    Well, to get the picture, it was important to shoot from ahead, which meant riding in the car.

  99. Stephen Tsai September 16, 2009 1:46 pm

    We did laundry yesterday. But a couple of items didn’t dry very well. So I brought them to practice, left them in the rental car, and an hour later, all dry. The power of the Vegas heat.

  100. d1島 September 16, 2009 1:46 pm

    I get the picture, too!

  101. d1島 September 16, 2009 1:49 pm

    I wouldn’t wanna be a Clothes Dryer Salesman in Vegas.

  102. d1島 September 16, 2009 1:50 pm

    …btw, glad the laundry got done before most of us get there!

  103. d1島 September 16, 2009 1:51 pm

    Which reminds me…

    YMI still here?!?!?

  104. d1島 September 16, 2009 1:54 pm



    I guess you were right!
    Looks like a bunch of Hawaii folks are on Fremont St. now…looked at the webcam and about 40 people walking across the street against the “Wait” light! 😈

  105. d1島 September 16, 2009 1:56 pm


    I just saw a guy who looks like Fake d1島!

    YMI Still Here?!?!

  106. JK September 16, 2009 1:57 pm

    Is that Vaughn’s girlfriend?? Nice work my friend…….i know he one big buggah so that is all i going say about that. Sheeez!!!

    As for the UNLV game. Being a former student at both schools i am a little torn but follow both teams. I think the oddsmakers have this game about right but i can see Hawaii pulling one out if they win the turnover battle. My prediciton though is that UNLV will control the passing attack of Hawaii with more QB pressure and force some turnovers which will result in a 31-24 victory.

  107. royvic September 16, 2009 2:01 pm

    Yesterday I listened to BC’s morning radio talk show where he described Coach Mack as stomping down his foot at the beginning of practice. And he gave the players a tongue lashing.

    “Whoa was the response from one of the area sport’s columnist,” as he was commenting in a interview on BC’s (1420) morning radio show. “I thought our high school coach was mean.”

    Later I read where yesterday’s practice was very spirited. And today’s practice like wise was very spirited. Two good practices in a row, which saw the coach imploring and challenging his players on… and the results speak for themselves.

    For Coach Mack I’m seeing a little Bobby Knight rubbing off on him as he sheds some of the Richard Simmon’s persona.

    A little more Knight-isms and less pom pom waving has had an effect on the players. And it should continue this way for the better.

    Taking a business-like approach to this weeks game with UNLV has seen Coach Mack implementing a lock down from players leaving the hotel premises, restricting players from testing their luck on the casino floors, having weight lifting sessions, tutoring and studying sessions and having mandatory curfews, which this guidance and dictatorship are helping leading the players into focusing on the game.

    Coach Mack, by showing his sharp teeth at his players and stomping down his feet, has had a residual effect on the players. For I’ve even read ST article a few days ago how even the players, notably Estes, have been policing themselves in the beginning of practice stretching exercises.

    “We have to focus this week”, Estes says in the HA interview. “There will be none of the chit chatting during stretching exercises.”

    What we’re seeing is that the trickle down effect is working, where the players are taking on the newly found personification of the coach. And whereas the players are showing some grit, too, especially by their hard hitting on the field and how they are conducting themselves in practice.

    In my mind there’s no doubt that Coach Mack showing his tough love and having that Saturday practice, less than 12 hours after the the Central Arkansas game, was a transforming moment for how the players perceive their coach.

  108. madeinhawaii September 16, 2009 2:07 pm

    I like the Sports Network Predicted outcome better…

    Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Hawaii 37, UNLV 20

    read article here: http://www.macon.com/284/story/845995.html

  109. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) September 16, 2009 2:07 pm

    Teeth and feet work sometimes but then again some people like Paipai are hurt before the game.
    That’s not good either.


  110. kama krab September 16, 2009 2:09 pm


    I have the same question you do.

    YMI still here

  111. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) September 16, 2009 2:09 pm

    JK- my son remembers playing Jr. Golf w/ Vaughn when he was a “little guy” 😆

  112. madeinhawaii September 16, 2009 2:12 pm

    From UH’s website

    Live statewide on CBS College Sports Network on digital channel 247 with James Bates, Todd Christensen, and Toby Christensen

    Is that like here in Hawaii too?

  113. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) September 16, 2009 2:21 pm

    PPV on Oceanic and CBSC on Dish and probably on DirectTV too.

  114. ponojr September 16, 2009 2:35 pm

    Game on channel 247. it is part of their digital sports pack, and was included when people signed up for the season PPV package.

  115. 99club September 16, 2009 2:57 pm

    I’ve got CBSC on cable here in West TX. I’ll be looking for you guys!

    ST- On the gambling pics…I can’t condone gambling.

    Take the points or money line? Tough one this week. 😉

  116. madeinhawaii September 16, 2009 3:13 pm

    video streaming through CBS available here…
    need to register.. sign up for one month.. then cancel after the game… I suppose…


  117. wafan September 16, 2009 3:27 pm

    Hi! Nice day today.

    For the PNW, that is. Just a light drizzle.

  118. wafan September 16, 2009 3:29 pm

    Hope everyone had/has/will have a great flight/drive to Las Vegas!!!

    Must be a bunch of Tsai-ko’s are already there checking out the bars.

  119. wafan September 16, 2009 3:30 pm

    Hope Paipai is able to play this Saturday. Fonoti, too!


  120. wafan September 16, 2009 3:32 pm

    Geez. People are complaining about barristas wearing bikinis. If they do not like how the girls look then go somewhere else. Starbucks or Tully’s or Seattle’s Best.

    Never been to one since I do not drink coffee.

  121. wafan September 16, 2009 3:39 pm

    WarriorMojo . . .

    Thanks for posting the pix yesterday. Awesome!

  122. AWP September 16, 2009 3:40 pm

    For the Piano, at UNLV can we get a few versus for Rolo to sing “The Running Rebel Blues.”

    Oh, I’m sittin here a hurtin, I’ve got the Runnin’ Rebel Blues…
    Thought we had a chance against them, I’ve got the Runnin’ Rebel Blues..
    Cuz the Warriors gave us a stompin, I’ve got the Runnin’ Rebel Blues!

    Outa the Northwest they came stormin, I’ve got the Runnin’ Rebel Blues
    The Blogmaster had some oysters, he’s got the Runnin’ Rebel Blues…
    We heard it from Tsaikos, you’re gonna get, those Runnin’ Rebel Blues…

  123. d1島 September 16, 2009 3:41 pm

    Ho-boy….according to the webcam temp at poolside at 6:50 pm is 90 degrees!

  124. Dirty Commish September 16, 2009 3:41 pm

    September 16th, 2009 at 3:32 pm
    Geez. People are complaining about barristas wearing bikinis. If they do not like how the girls look then go somewhere else. Starbucks or Tully’s or Seattle’s Best.

    Never been to one since I do not drink coffee.

    Where is this place that you speak of? I suddenly have the urge for an expresso.

  125. d1島 September 16, 2009 3:42 pm


    😆 Good one!

  126. wafan September 16, 2009 3:45 pm

    Best of luck to Mr. and Mrs. Midnight during your travels to LV and your move to Texas.

  127. d1島 September 16, 2009 3:46 pm

    Man! Checking the Fremont St. cam. Guys walking around with coats on!

    Note to self: Wen get to Vegas, no tease da guys with coats on! 👿

  128. wafan September 16, 2009 3:46 pm

    Dirty Commish . . .

    Just about anyplace in Western Washington. There is even one across the street from the school where I teach.

  129. 702WarriorNation September 16, 2009 3:56 pm

    Happy Birthday Garret

    Happy Anniversary Rich2176 and Margo

  130. 702WarriorNation September 16, 2009 3:57 pm

    It is today for both, isn’t it?
    See you all on Sat.

  131. Dirty Commish September 16, 2009 4:02 pm


    niiiiiiiiiice. but no wonder people are complaining. those nice ladies will catch a mean chill in the wintertime. think about their welfare!

    of course i could fly up to personally warm them up like a human snuggie. awww yeah.

  132. al September 16, 2009 4:11 pm

    just a reminder to all.
    the channel 247 is not a free channel.
    it is part of the “sports package”, is not free.

  133. Da Punchbowl Kid September 16, 2009 4:11 pm

    A “human snuggle”… Oh the chivalry!

  134. Da Punchbowl Kid September 16, 2009 4:12 pm

    Hey D1 –

    You still here?

  135. Da Punchbowl Kid September 16, 2009 4:14 pm

    oops.. I meant to say “snuggie”. 😆

  136. Unkanesson September 16, 2009 4:19 pm

    Howzit Tsaiko Nation!
    Counting the days til the next Warrior conquest!

    AWP — ROTFLMAO!! Especially the line about the oysters!

    Dirty Commish — This may be what Wafan is talking about:

  137. d1島 September 16, 2009 4:22 pm


    YMI still here!?!?

  138. madeinhawaii September 16, 2009 4:27 pm

    # wafan:
    September 16th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Geez. People are complaining about barristas wearing bikinis. If they do not like how the girls look then go somewhere else. Starbucks or Tully’s or Seattle’s Best.

    Never been to one since I do not drink coffee.

    Next will be Chippendale type baristers. For Women and ‘others’.

  139. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) September 16, 2009 4:35 pm

    Oysters? Stephen- you had bad oysters??? (that was high on my list of things to eat) ???


  140. Dirty Commish September 16, 2009 4:41 pm

    Of course chivalry still lives! I wouldn’t want these hard working girls to catch pneumonia or suffer from hypothermia. It’s a rough job, but I’ll take one for the team. 😛

  141. wafan September 16, 2009 4:49 pm

    Dirty Commish, Unkanesson and mih . . .

    Could be dangerous during the winter. You could lose an eye or two.

  142. wafan September 16, 2009 4:50 pm

    Time for bed.

    Long day (and night) tomorrow!


  143. mokolai September 16, 2009 5:29 pm

    eh, so how much did you win with those quad 4s and ace?

  144. oldie September 16, 2009 5:48 pm

    Still don’t have an answer about whether the PPV telecast will be in HD or not.

    Yes, I know I should call Oceanic, but I trust the info I get on this blog more than what Oceanic may tell me.

  145. madeinhawaii September 16, 2009 5:55 pm

    Curious… what do the remaining 40 players do at UH when the rest are on the road? Do they have scheduled workouts and drills?

  146. TYaiea September 16, 2009 6:07 pm

    g’evening tasikos. just finish reading all the posts from noon to now. re post way back, to take points or money line. the spread is still hawaii +7, o/u is 56 and the money line is hawaii +220 to +250 depending on the casino. heck i would go dollar-ten with the spread and dollar money line. or have some guebos and put it all on the money line. o/u i no like touch that one. Go warriors!!! Imua Na Koa!!!

  147. TYaiea September 16, 2009 6:13 pm

    Good for you ST, u lucky bugga. re question about how much he won, looking at the top of machine looks like double-double bonus machine so 4 2s,3s,or 4s with an ace kicker is 400 points (400 times the denomination bet). Now if was 4aces with a 2,3 or 4 kicker is worth 800.

  148. βρεω808 September 16, 2009 6:20 pm


  149. Kazz (NINE more for Coach Shoji) September 16, 2009 6:20 pm


    Dave Shoji answered my question!!! :mrgreen:

  150. βρεω808 September 16, 2009 6:22 pm

    TYaiea – M Resort was +270. It’s still +250 and +8. 😯 For entertainment purposes only…. 😀

  151. Kazz (NINE more for Coach Shoji) September 16, 2009 6:24 pm

    Such a nice looking young couple up there. BEAUTY AND DA BEAST!!!

    Vaughn Meatoga tells his lady he loves her, but this week VAUGHN “DA REAL F’N DEAL” MEATOGA TELLS THE UNLV OFFENSIVE LINE, “I’M GONNA HURT YOU!!!” :mrgreen:

  152. Kazz (NINE more for Coach Shoji) September 16, 2009 6:27 pm


    September 16th, 2009 at 1:34 pm
    I guess the UA Heat Gear is getting put to good use.

    Did the your check arrive in the mail yet? 😉

    Freakin’ waiting for mine!!! 😡

  153. Kazz (NINE more for Coach Shoji) September 16, 2009 6:29 pm

    RE: Day in the life of Aaron Kia.

    ST, is this the next individual player to be featured on the Coach Mack Show, or a seperate piece to be aired later?

  154. Slugger September 16, 2009 6:48 pm

    M/M Midnight spotted in LV…I miss them!


  155. TYaiea September 16, 2009 7:02 pm

    bpew808, the odd part is that 56% is going with the warriors and the spread and the spread is still the same or went up since it started at 6. as the game gets closer and the warrior contingent starts putting in their kala, by game time the spread will be back down. wish i was there already, so can put in my kala now. for entertainment purposes only!!! Imua Na Koa.

  156. kymrykauai September 16, 2009 7:19 pm

    Woohoo! In sfo and about to taxi on our way to Vegas! Plent warrior fans on this flight wish I had remembered my camera.

  157. nobada yu September 16, 2009 7:40 pm

    anybody else hear that the unlv starting guard (1 of the hi guys) suffered a sprained ankle during practice…

  158. d1島 September 16, 2009 8:12 pm

    as the game gets closer and the warrior contingent starts putting in their kala, by game time the spread will be back down.

    YMI still here!!!

  159. GRM September 16, 2009 8:14 pm

    In discussion w/ Oceanic this PM, they said that the PPV channels would be reactvated on Saturday. I believe that means that channels 255 and 1255 will be available also.

  160. d1島 September 16, 2009 8:15 pm

    anybody else hear that the unlv starting guard (1 of the hi guys) suffered a sprained ankle during practice…


    (these last two comments…
    for entertainment purposes only)

  161. d1島 September 16, 2009 8:17 pm


    I know! I miss dem two, too!
    ….and I going see ’em in a coupla days! 🙂

    YMI still here!

  162. d1島 September 16, 2009 8:20 pm

    # βρεω808:
    September 16th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    TYaiea – M Resort was +270. It’s still +250 and +8. 😯 For entertainment purposes only…. 😀

    sumboddy is Somebody!, eh?

  163. TYaiea September 16, 2009 8:26 pm

    ey d1 play the money line…no need worry about the spread. only fear is that ml will drop by game time, cause according to vegasinsider the ml is 100% warriors. for intertainment purposes only!!! Imua Na Koa.

  164. duffer September 16, 2009 8:28 pm

    @ d1 Was that guard Tesoro?

  165. d1島 September 16, 2009 8:31 pm


    Going check out M Resort on my way in driving from LA…hopefully not too many Hawaii fans stop there before Friday morning! 😉 (shhhh…no tell nobody!)


    ( for entertainment purposes only )

  166. d1島 September 16, 2009 8:31 pm


    IDK, first I heard of it was here.

  167. d1島 September 16, 2009 8:33 pm

    Gotta finish wash clothes and start packing…..

    YMI still here!!!

  168. Slugger September 16, 2009 8:39 pm


    YRU still here?

    Give M/M Midnight a hug for me. Sing a song or two or three. Enjoy!

  169. Ralph September 16, 2009 8:40 pm

    For Kazz vb news Michelle Waber decommitted from Fullerton State, been offered by UH. She’s a senior, therefore 2010, and she’s only 16 and growing-already at 6’3 unless the 2″ rule applies. MaxPrep doesn’t list any other schools offering her out of HS. Elsinore HS and 951 Elite VB club.

  170. TYaiea September 16, 2009 8:44 pm

    according to the lv review journal; sean tesoro a redshirt freshman from hawaii sprained his right ankle at today’s practice. Coach Sanford don’t know the severity of injury yet. Coach also says qb clayton’s mri show a bruised right knee and might have a low hamstring pull. expects him to play on saturday. Nevah mind we still going win!!! Imua

  171. kymrykauai September 16, 2009 9:11 pm

    Just landed in Vegas!

  172. Stephen Tsai September 16, 2009 9:37 pm

    I can’t sit down. I lost my arse.

  173. Stephen Tsai September 16, 2009 9:40 pm

    Re: Kia.
    Not sure. But we were walking through the hotel lobby, and we saw Kia. One of the UH staffers asked: Where are the cameras?
    I guess this is sorta like “The Hills.”

  174. Garret September 16, 2009 9:41 pm

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

    Mafia informant said that the Calabrian mafia has gotten in on the lucrative business of radioactive waste disposal, but instead of disposing the material safely, they just put them on ships and blew up the ships at sea!

  175. Garret September 16, 2009 9:41 pm

    The US government is VERY concerned about cybersecurity in China. US travelers that go to China are being told to leave their computers at home and buy separate IT equipment only for use in China. They even tell travelers to weigh their laptops before and after going to China!

  176. Garret September 16, 2009 9:42 pm

    16-year-old cheerleader hunted and killed a 10-foot-long alligator that weighed 353 pounds.

  177. Garret September 16, 2009 9:42 pm

    Johns Hopkins undergrad caught a man that broke into the garage of his home and killed him with a samurai sword.

  178. Garret September 16, 2009 9:43 pm

    Man arrested for shoplifting demanded that the police allow him to drink the beer he shoplifted before taking him to jail.

  179. Garret September 16, 2009 9:43 pm

    Free play links pau.

  180. Kazz (NINE more for Coach Shoji) September 16, 2009 9:45 pm


    September 16th, 2009 at 9:42 pm
    16-year-old cheerleader hunted and killed a 10-foot-long alligator that weighed 353 pounds.

    Let’s get UH Cheerleading Coach Mike Baker on this ASAP! 😯

  181. Kazz (NINE more for Coach Shoji) September 16, 2009 9:47 pm


    September 16th, 2009 at 9:42 pm
    Johns Hopkins undergrad caught a man that broke into the garage of his home and killed him with a samurai sword.

    Was it Hattori Hanzo steel? 😎

  182. Kazz (NINE more for Coach Shoji) September 16, 2009 9:49 pm


    How’s the food poisoning? Last time I got food poisoning was 4th of July weekend. Not sure if it was the BBQ chicken for lunch or the food at Rosie’s Cantina for dinner.

  183. Slugger September 16, 2009 9:52 pm

    ST ~ If you lost your arse, do you not look like a penguin anymore?


  184. Rich2176 September 16, 2009 9:53 pm

    702 – How’d you remember that? 20 years. Actually 30 years since we met. Nine years of dating…known her 30 years. LOL

  185. Rich2176 September 16, 2009 9:59 pm

    If anyone reading the blog is playing in the golf tournament on Friday, there are two busses leaving the Cal. 5:30 and 6:00 a.m. JD called me to tell me the news. Can’t drive direct to Nellis unless you’ve got military ID or a car sticker. Yikes….All nighter or get some sleep? Hmmmm… And found out I’m playing w/ him and the Chancellor. Better be on my best behavior. I was already on probation for two semesters….

  186. madeinhawaii September 16, 2009 10:03 pm


    That mafia story on nuclear dumping in the ocean is scarier than any terrorist activity. The generations it could affect, the birth defects, the poisoning of all marine life in the oceans.


  187. Slugger September 16, 2009 10:06 pm

    Happy Anniversary, Rich & Margo!

  188. Rich2176 September 16, 2009 10:09 pm

    Thanks Slugger! It’s been quite a ride. ST has know her since 7th grade. I guess I passed the test….LOL

  189. madeinhawaii September 16, 2009 10:10 pm

    Wow… Garret, regarding that China article…

    Bregman said the United States was also concerned about its companies employing Chinese coders, particularly in security.

    He said the “software supply concern” was due to fears that Chinese developers would insert malicious code into software sold to American companies or the U.S. government. “If you’re a big company doing development in China the U.S. government asks, ‘Why should we trust you? We won’t buy from you.'”

    It’s “Yellow Fever”, Manzanar, all over again …

  190. Ralph September 16, 2009 10:28 pm

    I wonder if Wena will read the blog to find out that ST lost his arse

  191. al September 16, 2009 10:38 pm

    oldie…according to oc16 it will not be in hd. one also has to have the sports package or have paid for the ppv to catch channel 247. this game is not a tv freebie.

  192. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! September 16, 2009 10:45 pm

    HAPPY ANNY, Rich and Margo!!!

    Rich- Golf Tourney- Sleep – REPRESENT!!!!

    24 hours from now… Whoosh!

    Hey! I can print my boarding pass now!

  193. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! September 16, 2009 10:46 pm

    ST- did you find yer bottom yet?

  194. Ralph September 16, 2009 11:02 pm

    Rich let us know if Chancellor Hinshaw out drives both of you, just for the record.

  195. Slugger September 16, 2009 11:37 pm

    Wonder if the Chancellor will be wearing her signature cowboy hat on the course? Would a hat like that get in the way of your swing?


    Are you packed? Vitamins, visor, healthy snacks… hurry, you’ll need sleep. What time do you leave? I know you’ll cheer for us. I’ll be eating moi at Genji’s. Safe travels!

  196. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! September 16, 2009 11:45 pm

    Vitamins. check
    visor. check
    germ masks. check
    snacks…. uh oh
    toothpaste… hmmm

    Guess I have to stop for a bento or something to take along too.

    Leave at 10:50 pm tomorrow…

    Nitey nite and SWD!!!

  197. Ralph September 16, 2009 11:52 pm

    none of the road warriors hit the jackpot yet, all quiet in vegas, only word out is Tsai loss his arse. When is Kekaula headed for Vegas? No word from A House, the golden arm must be in a sling!

  198. Ralph September 16, 2009 11:53 pm

    or the three ladies got him to go shopping, and more shopping

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  200. oldie September 17, 2009 2:13 am

    GRM & al,

    #159 & #191

    Thanks for the info. I’ll set up the recording expecting the broadcast in SD. I hope it’s not as glitchy as the WSU broadcast.

    Thanks again.

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