Ingram invited to Senior Bowl, NFL combine

 Long-snapper Jake Ingram has been invited to participate in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., and NFL combine in Indianapolis. He is only one of two long-snappers invited to those elite evaluation events. “I’m honored,” said Ingram, who is training in West Lake, Calif., a suburb of Los Angeles.

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Destin “D-Stew” Stewart, an all-state receiver from Oklahoma City’s Douglass High, has accepted a football scholarship from the Warriors.
Stewart said he is 6 feet 4 and 200 pounds, and is capable of running 40 yards in 4.5 seconds.
Despite playing in a run-oriented offense, he was named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association’s 2008 All-State team as a receiver.
In addition, he was named to the Daily Oklahoman’s All-State second team as a punter.
He also was the Trojans’ top safety.

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• Running back Daniel Libre has submitted the necessary documents to apply for an extra season. Now he awaits a ruling from the NCAA.

• Jovonte Taylor is expected to return to Hawai‘i this week for the start of the spring semester. In October, he received a medical approval to withdraw from fall-semester classes after suffering from an undisclosed illness. He is now healthy, and ready to participate in the offseason conditioning program.

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Not sure if this was mentioned before, but Melila Purcell III re-signed with the Cleveland Browns. He spent the past two seasons on the Browns’ practice squad.

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Did we mention that any student enrolled in the UH system gets into men’s volleyball matches for free? The whole season?


  1. al ™ January 7, 2009 2:28 am


  2. Troy January 7, 2009 2:30 am

    finally a tall WR with speed… now lets see them stretch the field and use him to exploit the defensive secondary…

  3. al ™ January 7, 2009 2:30 am

    how’s all these recruits going to fit?

  4. Stephen Tsai January 7, 2009 2:33 am

    Word on the street is these signings will open the way for Greg Salas to play some slotback.

  5. Richie January 7, 2009 2:49 am

    Great news, ST, about the recruit.

    I was also happy to see that Veikune and Mouton were invited to the NFL combines. Any word on their training plans for the combine.

  6. grapes January 7, 2009 2:57 am

    mr. tsai,
    we now have 4 wr recruits

    and about 30 others…….what gives?

    and is it true that stutz is at UH now for the spring semester? is he expected to be in the mix?
    is noa gona be a warrior?
    powell gona be a warrior?
    lots of questions,but your the source baby!

  7. HiFlyer January 7, 2009 3:40 am

    top ten.

  8. nuff said January 7, 2009 3:58 am

    top 10 babeee!!!

  9. wafan January 7, 2009 4:15 am

    A typical wet PNW morning to all!

  10. wafan January 7, 2009 4:16 am

    Heck, top 10, too!

  11. wafan January 7, 2009 4:18 am

    good to see a tall WR coming in. Yeah, this could be a really good thing if they have time to actually throw down field.

  12. wafan January 7, 2009 4:20 am

    dj . . .

    Did they roll you out from the cc? Dang, that is some good food!!! Of course, the comradarie makes it taste even better.

  13. G (China) January 7, 2009 4:51 am

    Wow, great news with all the recruits and news of such a tall recruit. We just hosted a group of college students from Oklahoma checking out the possibility of studying Chinese here in our city. Hope HI feels like home for Destin. I’m sure if he can get into some line dancing and check out ranches where he can ride horses it would be cool for him. But then again why line dance and ride when you can learn to surf!

  14. G (China) January 7, 2009 4:56 am

    The BCS title game will feature two great QB’s with great character. ESPN had two great stories of them. Seems like they are genuinely humble and hungry people of faith. It’s nice to hear about such people. I was especially impressed that Tebow does all sorts of outreach like many of our own men that suit up. I heard a friend told me that Tebow even took Urban Meyer to Philippines to share the good news.

  15. Pride. January 7, 2009 5:04 am

    Bess, RGM, and Owens were plenty tall enough to get the job done.

  16. Pride. January 7, 2009 5:05 am

    Seriously, welcome to the fold Mr. Stewart.

  17. Pride. January 7, 2009 5:07 am

    How did we end up getting a guy from Oklahoma, if our focus was on recruiting California, Hawaii, Texas, and American Samoa.

  18. Pride. January 7, 2009 5:08 am

    Maybe we’re bringing him in to be our punter.

  19. G (China) January 7, 2009 5:19 am

    I don’t think the last two recruits that verbally committed was on anyone radar screen. It seems that HI has some major pull these days getting guys from Australia, Germany last year, and now the Okie state. Seriously, the folks visiting us from Oklahoma was a real class act and it seems that if the broader we reach the better for the state economically.

  20. bstunna2002 January 7, 2009 5:26 am

    Man the good news just keeps rolling in. Only thing that worries me is that there might have been some decommits opening the way for other players to get the a scholarship any word on if that’s the case ST. Cause if we use our allotment of schollies this year then there would be no way to grey shirt unless there’s a way to count them towards next season?

  21. bighilofan2 January 7, 2009 5:35 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere!

    Destin Stewart,
    Welcome to Warrior Nation!

    great info last nite. Thank you!

    keep up the great job on recruiting!

  22. letsgowarriors January 7, 2009 5:37 am


    tsai, u think we still gonna get a FS and OT to end recruiting?

  23. bighilofan2 January 7, 2009 5:46 am


    howzit howzit!
    looks like da coaches still fillin da pot wit all kinz ah talent.
    thats the good part. 😎

    maybe coach can address the part about the talent being in the
    right places at the right times, and adjusting to what the
    other side is doing so that it’ll be more obvious that the Warriors are in the right places…. at the right times… 😀

    and maybe da Useless groupee will get off dare high horses 😀
    and join the rest of humaniteez, includin Kaimiloa in da horse town suburb. 😀

    …err… Al,

    moa moderation? 😆

  24. bighilofan2 January 7, 2009 5:56 am

    kope kope

    nice to see that the coaches are hard charging.

    anybody wit da latest knews about Aussie Williams okay
    to start UH school next week?

  25. Garret January 7, 2009 6:01 am

    Welcome to the Warriors Destin Stewart!

    Wow, he sounds perfect for the Warriors! Tall WR with speed will be great for the outside receiver role. The Warriors also desperately needed a punter without having to spend an extra scholarship, so I guess they have found their punter!

  26. Garret January 7, 2009 6:03 am


    No problem about yesterday’s post. To be honest, I thought that your gut feeling was correct about how often the BCS teams played non-BCS conference teams. However, when I looked up the numbers I was surprised.

  27. Garret January 7, 2009 6:08 am

    I’m glad that Daniel Libre’s paperwork is in, but I wish it could have been turned in earlier. Texas had a WR turn in his paperwork early to beat the rush of applications and his 6th year was granted a month or so ago.

  28. jm2375 January 7, 2009 6:11 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    Welcome to the Warrior ohana Mr Stewart!

    Jason, thanks for stats. Now, shall we do some more sophisticated analyses, like regression or survival analysis? I was also think of doing something using the high schools but I haven’t thought it all the way through and probably need some SME help. Something like looking at the characteristics of those who choose UH vs those who choose to go elsewhere. The denom would be the number who played D1-A football from that school. We could start with that school with the ugly colors (blue and puke yellow).

  29. bighilofan2 January 7, 2009 6:13 am

    G (China),

    Destin Stewart was on da Big 12 radar. Plenny Okie accolades.
    His mom and dad were athletes. He plays choke positions.
    He’s a playah. Most of all, look about how his coach talked about him to da Okie Nation. See last post last nite.

    You know how the top local talent like spread their wings, see the world?
    same thing goes on all ova da world. the good alwayz like dig out. takes a great coach, a great recruit, and a great program, PLUS da intangibles, to keep da great at home.. 😀

    Intangibles, das where we come into da pikcha. 😀

  30. bighilofan2 January 7, 2009 6:19 am

    Destin Stewart,

    maybe we get volunteers to teach him da 4S: swim, snorkel, surf,
    s…. err…… neva mind. 😀

  31. bighilofan2 January 7, 2009 6:20 am

    …i meant scuba…. 😆

  32. mano1 January 7, 2009 6:25 am

    Aloha Warrior Destin Stewart! Go buy board shorts, sun screen, shades, and get ready to rumble in the jungle by land and by sea !

    Welcome back J. Taylor…now get faster, technically badder, stronger, and watch those tapes…looking for big things frm ya brada.

    Daniel…hope to see you baaack next year !

    Keep up the great work coaches….recruit, teach, scheme, and build the next coming of the Warriors rtn to the BCS where Mac said we will kick their a$$.

  33. bighilofan2 January 7, 2009 6:31 am

    imagine seen sum Tsaikos setting up a table down Hanauma Bay, poke knives at da ready wit bradda Stew hangin a 53″ Magnum Woody Spear Gun… 😀

    i’d show him how to get in close witta close hangah contrapshun 😀

  34. RichfromtheOC January 7, 2009 6:35 am

    The scholarship numbers don’t add up…I was up all night trying to add, subtract and even release current roster players that don’t produce and still the numbers don’t add up…it must be voodoo economics all over again…someone will not be happy down the road…please teach me this new math!

  35. bighilofan2 January 7, 2009 6:38 am

    Google Hanauma Bay.

    Jim Donovan,
    howz it hanging? 😀
    j/k j/k

    good morning sir!
    Maybe Mufi/C&C can give free HB passes to UH players.
    Maybe Mufi/County Council can give free bus passes to UH players.

  36. bighilofan2 January 7, 2009 6:47 am



    watcha thinkin?

  37. bighilofan2 January 7, 2009 6:52 am

    You gotta be thinking that coaches know our immediate/prospective needs, how many bullets they have in the gun and in the ammo belts, and they are talking to each other so that they don’t overload one side of the ship so da bugga flips ova, or they overload da whole boat and da bugga capsizes.

  38. bighilofan2 January 7, 2009 6:57 am


    worrywart… 😯

    try Tums.. mood music….. 😀

  39. whitey January 7, 2009 6:57 am

    Good morning Tsaikos and welcome Dustin Stewart to warrior land. not too many years ago, there was another okie who played for ok st and was a quarter rider. he later on went on to fame with the the dallas cowboys. name is wg.

  40. JC January 7, 2009 6:58 am

    Congratulations on getting Stewart!

  41. bstunna2002 January 7, 2009 7:01 am

    Would be mean if we could land all three Poly Boys McKay is a bonafide safety he would play as a true freshman. I watched some of his games this past season he’s got great coverage ability and good tackling ability as well not to mention speed C’mon coaches Lock those Poly Kids up.

  42. whitey January 7, 2009 7:01 am

    now that we moving into bigger time recruiting, some question how we have so many scholies. i don’t worry about it, i will let the coaches decide those kind of questions, but my main concern is getting quality players. the coaches are going in the right direction.

  43. Stephen Tsai January 7, 2009 7:02 am

    Indeed, Stutzmann will be at UH in the spring.
    Noa had to take care of some stuff to be eligible. I believe he did, but because it wasn’t in a timely manner, he’ll be at UH in the fall, at the earliest.
    I don’t think Powell has yet met the requirements. Then again, no h.s. recruit has met the requirements because graduation is one of them.

  44. RichfromtheOC January 7, 2009 7:05 am

    I compare this to my gas tank…you only have limited space for fuel so you only gas up (scholarships available) what you expend (players leaving) and what your tank can hold (maximum allowed)…you cannot over fill your gas tank but maybe you can carry additional gas containers? Who is ensuring that we will be in compliance with this?

  45. Stephen Tsai January 7, 2009 7:08 am

    I think UH will sign at least one more o-lineman.

  46. Stretch January 7, 2009 7:13 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Great news about a taller receiver coming in. Let’s hope that he has the hands to go along with his height and speed.

  47. letsgowarriors January 7, 2009 7:20 am

    sweet. thanks! i hope we somehow land mckay, but he already verballed to Boulder, and now he got a UCLA offer. getting that last OL is very important though.

  48. bighilofan2 January 7, 2009 7:22 am

    hoboy hoboy hoboy….

    this is getting very interesting!!!!

    and I like dis direction very much!!!

  49. bstunna2002 January 7, 2009 7:22 am

    ST any chance of Taylor getting a medical redshirt for last season because he only played a few plays.

  50. bighilofan2 January 7, 2009 7:24 am


    I volunteer to be compliance specialist. lemme see… ummm…

    its all G! 😀

  51. PONO January 7, 2009 7:31 am

    Enlighten us how all the scholies will add up. 5 count toward last year plus 25 more equals 30. Are we grayshirting guys, anticipating academic casualties or mormon missions? Inquiring minds needs to know.

  52. koakane™ January 7, 2009 7:39 am

    good 8) morrrrrrrrrrning tsai-ko country..kinda cloudy but das ok we still live in the bestest or badder place on da planet.

    belated mahalo to 😆 tall guy for the cc lunch and aloha with safe trip back to PNW dj…and mahalo to 😀 garret for the stats. kinda proved my point with my oddah friends about the BCS schools and conference games played against mid major schools. was a big help.

    :mrgreen: good to see oddah dea enjoying the conversation and sharing updates since last time.

    have a good day

  53. bighilofan2 January 7, 2009 7:40 am

    Have a great day peoples!

    all you maddamatishuns stay addin, subtrakin,
    you playin right into Jason’s hands. 😀

    you goin make him feelz like he noze sumtin 😀


    Good job coaches. keep thinkin and doing…..

    esme woooosshhhhhh!

    Go Warriors!

  54. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 7, 2009 7:50 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Welcome, new Warriors and welcome, returning Warriors!
    We’re here to cheer,
    So no fear, my dear.

    Tsai seer is clear,
    We hear it’ll be a great year!


  55. addahknowjoe January 7, 2009 8:02 am

    Got a video interview of Destin Stewart. Unreal how this braddah escaped the BIG12 dragnet and chose a school in the middle of the Pacific.

    Must be the slippahs.

  56. koakane™ January 7, 2009 8:12 am

    howzit ajoe 😀 missed you at the cc but mrs represented you well. she also went crazy with the pics. she always keep saying he told me get pics, 😡 get the pics.

  57. Da Punchbowl Kid January 7, 2009 8:13 am

    Good morning all!

    Welcome Destin! Holy Cow, we’re gettin’ lots o’ good recruits. We should have some excellent height at receiver.

    Liz my dear,
    I like your cheer,
    it rings true in my ear,
    and so sincere! 😆

  58. addahknowjoe January 7, 2009 8:14 am

    howzit Hawaiian! saw the pics of yesterdays CC. Looks like you guys had a good time. I’ll post it later.

  59. J-Dog January 7, 2009 8:29 am

    I like the idea of Salas playing some slot. Might be the closest thing to a tightend that UH will have. Salas was so good at being the posession wr, getting the short passes and gaining the extra 5-10 yards while dragging defenders through sheer effort.

  60. J-Dog January 7, 2009 8:35 am

    Any word on whether Solly and Adam get invited to the combine as well?

    What’s the status on which of our players are playing in which post-season all-star games?

    Lots of questions this morning!

  61. RichfromtheOC January 7, 2009 8:36 am

    Could that O-lineman be 6’6″ and 330 pounds?

  62. koakane™ January 7, 2009 8:39 am

    dpk oldie but a goodie

    oh wow laulau
    but nuff foa now
    cause its all pau
    and das it

  63. Stephen Tsai January 7, 2009 8:42 am

    I can’t be certain. I’m not very good at doing the math.

  64. BigWave96744 January 7, 2009 8:56 am

    some recent TALL incoming UH WR
    Desmond Thomas 6’2″
    Tua Mahaley 6’4″
    Joe Avery 6’5″
    agree with Pride #15
    oh and #16 🙂

  65. al™ January 7, 2009 9:00 am

    as i once told the fabulous gigi several years ago….
    no worry, beef curry.

    no worry the numbers. somehow it will sort itself out. regardless this may be our best recruiting year ever.

    beef curry, anyone want to grab some at coco ichibanya?? you see there’s this monster bowl, that if you can consume it all, its free! sounds like a tsaiko place.

  66. BigWave96744 January 7, 2009 9:00 am

    Tim Grasso was a star WR at Davis HS in Kaysville, Utah. Then went to Saddleback as their punter and the rest is history

  67. owen-16 January 7, 2009 9:07 am

    any more scifers like punters out there, maybe we can find a diamond in da rough game changer like that kid…

  68. al™ January 7, 2009 9:10 am

    so is symonds the answer at kicker???

    besides that leilehua kid, i also thought that st. john lessary might have been a great duo pickup. i also thought that punahou kicker had some potential.

  69. owen-16 January 7, 2009 9:19 am

    thought recruiting season was coming to an end, and then we get hit w/ a possible pass-catch combo and its from the high school ranks as a bonus. plus we got da 3 LBP boyz and Auloa Tonga coming in da next couple of weeks. very exciting times. don’t ever recall a story in da HA reconfirming a recruit’s commitment but i hope we have something like that coming out next week for IT and GDL. 2/4/09 can’t come soon enuf

  70. letsgowarriors January 7, 2009 9:19 am

    kenny estes could end up being the backup kicker too right?

  71. madeinhawaii January 7, 2009 9:26 am

    Hmm.. the way this is going, in a couple of seasons, our recievers will on average be taller than our QBs. Our QBs will all be throwing uphill.

  72. PONO January 7, 2009 9:27 am

    Hard to imagine Grasso was a star receiver. Looks like he caught more hamburgers than passes.

  73. bstunna2002 January 7, 2009 9:36 am

    I have a feelng that come Feb 4th we will have one of the best recruiting classes for a mid major school this year. I mean look at some of the schools we beat out for these recruits I also feel we will see GDL,IT and even SM in Warrior uniforms come Aug. There’s something about playing for not only a university but also a whole state that gives one a sense of pride just go’s to show you don’t need to be local to be proud of what or who you represent look at Colt still reppin 808 in DC.

  74. Committed Road Warrior January 7, 2009 9:46 am

    Welcome, Destin Stewart!!!!

    Transfer over from yesterday’s blog:

    So the Utah Attorney General is the next official to try to look into investigating the BCS???

    With Utah having completed another perfect season – its second in four years – that wasn’t good enough to even get the Utes into the BCS title game. Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff announced Tuesday he is investigating the BCS for a possible violation of federal antitrust laws.

    He contends the agreement unfairly puts schools such as Utah, Boise State and others in conferences without an automatic bid to the more-lucrative bowl games at a competitive and financial disadvantage.


  75. Stephen Tsai January 7, 2009 9:59 am

    Daily-Lyles is a lock. Don’t worry about him. Tepa is getting the full-court press from UCLA. That might be a bit of a problem. But the UH coaches, according to the word on the street, are doing home visits in SoCal this week.

  76. Jason January 7, 2009 10:01 am

    I’m not too worried about the overrecruiting either. I’m sure the coaches have a good read on which players are solid commits and which players are wavering; which players are academically solid and which players might not qualify. Not to mention, there are always other options like grayshirting, walk-on, delayed scholarship (like with Colt).

    jm2375: Hmm, when you talk like that, you almost sound like a real statistician … 😉

    Honestly … I forget everything from my 300-level stats class. I do remember studying linear regressions, but we never covered survival analysis. Taking the 400-level stats class this semester, so we’ll see what I learn. 😛

  77. owen-16 January 7, 2009 10:12 am

    has UCLA replaced dewayne walker yet? might have a bearing on if Tepa ends up there, i’m not sure. i was always under the assumption that norton jr might go back to UCLA to take over for walker or just to go back home but maybe he ends up staying at ‘sc whatwith holt jumping ship to be a huskie…

  78. labrat January 7, 2009 10:13 am

    wow this one took my by surprise. Where did he come from? I guess he was Destin to be here. I was also thinking that moving Greg to slot would give him more touches. I like having tall receivers. Their long wingspan gives the qb a bigger target. Is Earvin Sione going to be a receiver also????

  79. Stephen Tsai January 7, 2009 10:18 am

    I’m not sure about the status of Earvin Sione. He had to take care of some biz during the fall semester.

  80. Da Punchbowl Kid January 7, 2009 10:19 am


    I was just going to mention the 6’5″ Sione. What’s his status Mr. Tsai? Is he going to be reciever, DB or QB?

  81. Da Punchbowl Kid January 7, 2009 10:20 am

    Wow, the Tsaichic Tsai answers my question before it’s aked.

  82. labrat January 7, 2009 10:31 am

    wow Tsai has a quick release today. Thanks

  83. labrat January 7, 2009 10:41 am

    Welcome back Jovonte. You along with Chizzy are going to make those defenders dizzy.

  84. FloridaTed January 7, 2009 10:58 am

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

    The good stuff just keeps on coming.

    We have now a big basket full of gold nuggets. Let’s see how much actual gold weight will shake out on LOI.

    Regardless of what we actually end up with, this shapes up to be the best overall recruiting class at UH ever. The hard work, off course, is ahead. How will our coaches turn all this gold into exquisite jewelry? Can they turn it into a steady, cohesive and passionate fighting machine? A unit that is one family again? Believing and fighting for each other?

    If they can, look out !!

  85. big mac January 7, 2009 10:58 am

    Can coach Mack clean house of all the players he dosen’t want? The scholarships are just year to year. Maybe the players with the bad attitudes, fat, weak, and out of shape will be cut.

  86. FloridaTed January 7, 2009 11:04 am

    The biggest task asap will be to identify the top three QB’s and the top two after spring, as well as both lines and then paractice, practice, practice. Have Davone Bess teach out receivers on how to become great.

    And last, but surely not least, have a gameplan in place from the start and keep executing it until everybody can run it in their sleep.

  87. FloridaTed January 7, 2009 11:06 am

    Good for Ingram, he deserves it.

  88. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 11:23 am

    Props to the NFL in recognizing the accomplishments and abilities of Veikune, Mouton, and Ingram. Hopefully, other Warriors will be added to the combine list.

    Welcome D-Stew! Hmmmm, put on another 40-50 lbs. and become a speed rush DE.

    C’mon Joe Avery! Work on the JUGS! You can do it!

    Good morning ST.

    Good morning all.

  89. Da Punchbowl Kid January 7, 2009 11:38 am

    Howdy homey.

  90. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 11:45 am

    Da Puowaena Kid – Aloha.

  91. jm2375 January 7, 2009 11:47 am

    Howzit! Taking a break between tasks.

    Jason – ahhh, grasshoppah. Should you ever tire of teaching and are lured to the dark side of the pharmaceutical/biotech/actuarial industries, then survival analysis is the analysis of choice. I have only done it a few times. Have to figure out what the endpoint would be in analyzing the roster. Being a starter? I need SME help!

  92. jm2375 January 7, 2009 11:48 am

    Congrats to Jake Ingram. May you have a long & storied career in the NFL.

  93. d1島 January 7, 2009 11:51 am

    Great Morning All! (just under the wire for “morning”)

    Good news for those going to the combine and all-star game.

    D-Stew sounds like a guy who could bring back the WR screen in a big way! Really miss J-Riv catching those…

  94. d1島 January 7, 2009 11:55 am

    Hope the “math” works out by early February.

  95. LizKauai [Believer] January 7, 2009 12:00 pm

    Yee ha- Jake!

  96. Committed Road Warrior January 7, 2009 12:09 pm

    Congrats to Jake!

  97. Committed Road Warrior January 7, 2009 12:11 pm

    In the week or so I was on ‘Oahu, I managed to gain 7 lbs. I guess it’s time go back on my regular diet…..I couldn’t resist the various local fuuds I never get to see out here…..

  98. Garret January 7, 2009 12:20 pm


    In the *44 hours* I was in Vegas, I managed to gain 6.8 pounds! If you combine that with the 3 days before we went to Vegas (which included 2 buffets), I gained 8.5 pounds in 5 days. But working out every day since then has gotten rid of most of that…

    I can never resist the local foods in Hawaii, plus the awesome food my Mom and my wife’s Mom cook. I used to average gaining a pound per day for each day in Hawaii so you were at the same pace.

  99. Garret January 7, 2009 12:21 pm

    Congratulations to Jake Ingram! He is deserving and the NFL teams are already focused on him. Long snappers can have very, very long careers in the NFL, so I hope he gets with a team he likes and they take care of him.

  100. Garret January 7, 2009 12:24 pm

    I read an article today about how the airline fare wars started again today, but this January the deals extend all the way to June–last January the flights only could be taken until April or so. So, Lori searched around and found our airfare for our trip to Hawaii this summer…$261 per person round-trip from LAX-HNL! After taxes/fees that is $306, which is just awesome.

    If any of our SoCal Tsaikos want to plan a trip to Hawaii during the first half of this year, the sales are on now! We will be on Oahu from June 17 until July 1. Hope to make a Cattle Call sometime during our trip if there is one.

  101. Stephen Tsai January 7, 2009 12:27 pm

    Ingram said he’s on a weight-gaining diet. He needs to add another 10 pounds.

  102. Garret January 7, 2009 12:32 pm

    Liz, jmxxxx, and others who have Dish in Hawaii,

    If you check your Dish receivers, you just started receiving 7 new HD channels today!

    TLC (5504)
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  103. Committed Road Warrior January 7, 2009 12:33 pm


    It’s great to know that I’m not alone in that regard (local food, weight gain). For me since I move/walk/run around a lot I typically get rid of most of that weight in due time. Before I flew out I went to go put on my long pants and could barely fit into them. That’s how I knew I put on more than just a couple pounds.

  104. Garret January 7, 2009 12:36 pm


    Jake should be able to gain that weight by UH’s Pro Day through weight training and the proper nutrition. Or, he could go on the “In-n-Out” diet, but the NFL would be less impressed with that. Now that he doesn’t have to worry about school and his monetary situation should be better (hopefully his agent is covering his expenses up to the draft), he can afford what he needs to gain the weight.

    If that 10 pounds is supposed to be gained by the Senior Bowl, that is more problematic. I think that gaining some weight would show progress and there is more leeway for long snappers than the other OL positions…

  105. A-House January 7, 2009 12:36 pm

    So, my good neighbor, your enticing post of a “middle” of the country WR has materialized in Dustin Stewart!


  106. J-Dog January 7, 2009 12:38 pm

    How do coaches keep an early commit committed?

    Also, do the coaches know when another school is trying to get one of their commits to de-commit?

  107. MeiLing January 7, 2009 12:39 pm

    Alohaz, all!

    Wow! Great news in recruiting. Welcome, Destin! Do we have anyone replacing Ingram as Long Snapper? And is Symonds ready to replace Dan Kelly? Who do we have in the wings? or in the queue?

    Good news re: Javonte. Hope Libre can get approval for another season. He’s done a great job moving the ball.

    Esme & out… Have a great day everyone!

  108. Just Saying January 7, 2009 12:40 pm


    it’s DEstin not Dustin.

  109. Pomai January 7, 2009 12:40 pm

    Dustin Stewart sounds like a good catch, we need some one to replace Jason Rivers, who IMHO was the best receiver on the team.

  110. owen-16 January 7, 2009 12:42 pm

    any Seattle Tsai-ko’s out there…

    any advice about hotels around qwest…

  111. Pomai January 7, 2009 12:42 pm

    Sorry – Destin

  112. Garret January 7, 2009 12:42 pm


    I know the feeling! However, I’m lucky now that my wife makes sure we get lau lau, kalua pig, poke, sashimi, rice, spam musubi, and other local foods as part of our regular rotation of meals. She even makes her own lomi lomi salmon.

    So, I still gain weight in Hawaii, but I mainly credit that to my Mom and my mother-in-law. They make some local foods that my wife cannot make yet, though she has been learning more and more stuff each year.

  113. BowsForever January 7, 2009 12:43 pm

    Colt’s “Secret Life of Trainers” video is pretty amusing. But if he was trying to get footage without being noticed, he didn’t seem to be doing a great job of it. Especially when Yoder calls in. 😉

  114. J-Dog January 7, 2009 12:43 pm

    Is Nate Nasca done? I remember reading somewhere that he might be able to apply for an extra year?

  115. Esme January 7, 2009 12:47 pm

    *peers in with a grin*

    Hey, Tsaiko peeps. What’s up? Hi, ST! :mrgreen:

  116. NorthShoreFan January 7, 2009 12:50 pm

    Aloha All!
    Would the Tsaiko’s be doing a Pre-Season Tailgate to get “warmed” up for this coming season?

  117. NorthShoreFan January 7, 2009 12:51 pm

    Maybe could invite some players who need to gain weight.

  118. RichfromtheOC January 7, 2009 12:51 pm

    Okay, lets have some fun here….you guys fill in the blanks or add additional components that I have missed, e.g. grey shirts, etc.

    2008 roster – players leaving + players arriving = 2009 roster

  119. koakane™ January 7, 2009 12:57 pm

    Esme: January 7th, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    *peers in with a grin*

    Hey, Tsaiko peeps. What’s up? Hi, ST! :mrgreen:

    😯 😕 🙄

  120. koakane™ January 7, 2009 1:01 pm

    naaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh howzit esme loooooooooooong time no hea, see, heard from, about etccccccc.

    plenty peeps say you do commercial now so no time for us small buggahs 😀

    clear calendar of Feb kk and see you dea hope hope hope

  121. LizKauai [Believer] January 7, 2009 1:01 pm

    Homage to djmitcho’s CC yesterday- I am having kalbi plate lunch today. mmmm.

    Hi Esme!

  122. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 1:10 pm

    Esme the big TV star has graced us with her smiley.

    Can someone get in touch with Esme’s people or the President of her fan club and see if she can spend some time with us at the KK?

    MLiz – bet you wish that kalbi plate was an all you can eat variety.

    RichfromtheOC – your equation pretty much sums it up.

    Koakane – is it your turn to drive? H-bod! Where you stay?

  123. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 1:13 pm

    Mei Ling ling – If I recall correctly there is a skinny kid from Mililani that is supposed to be a replacement long-snapper for the departing Ingram.

  124. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 1:16 pm

    About weight gain…I’ve gained ~184 lbs. since inception.

  125. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 1:19 pm

    Also a shout out to Melila Purcell III. Go Cleveland!

    Since RGM did so well in his short stint in the CFL, I wonder if the NFL teams took notice and will invite him to one of their mini camps???

  126. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 1:20 pm

    Be very very quiet, the bloggers are napping…shhhhhhhhh

  127. Stephen Tsai January 7, 2009 1:22 pm

    I think Rich is thinking like a CPA when he should be thinking like a lawyer.

  128. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 1:22 pm

    What is D-Stews actual height/weight/speed?

    Saw his youtube vid and for a guy his size he has some quick moves.

  129. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 1:24 pm

    But then again, Pride. and A-Joe have some groovy moves too.

  130. protector January 7, 2009 1:24 pm

    Note to BigWave96744: When you said (re: Grasso) “…and the rest is “history”, did you mean that that was why we had probably the crappiest, least versatile punters in UH history for probably the last 37 years I’ve been watching UH?? To me, Grasso was instrumental in helping UH lose some crucial games in that if we had even an average punter we would’ve won at least 2 to 3 more games this year, at minimum.
    I hope Stewart is in competition for punter if someone else doesn’t step-up. What happened to Symonds(?); I thought he was the back-up punter this year in addition to being the back-up kicker as well?

  131. Stephen Tsai January 7, 2009 1:27 pm

    The thing to remember is UH will honor those who have made verbal commitments, but it’s not always mutual.
    A couple are on the academic bubble.
    A couple might change their minds and go elsewhere.
    You can grayshirt those who aren’t ready, like the Big Island offensive lineman.
    The numbers will work out. UH has a big spread sheet with the rosters for the next five seasons.

  132. Stephen Tsai January 7, 2009 1:29 pm

    Symonds is not a punter.
    Stewart isn’t being brought in as a punter.
    But they have a couple of walk-on candidates for punter.
    Luke Ingram should be the long snapper, if everything works out.

  133. LizKauai [Believer] January 7, 2009 1:29 pm

    m-homey – couldn’t type because fingers were full of kalbi…it was a Tsai-ko sized plate lunch for sure. I think I’m about 184 too…
    back to work…

  134. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 1:31 pm

    Is that spread sheet hardcopy or can we get an softcopy of it?

  135. Stephen Tsai January 7, 2009 1:33 pm

    For the all-star listing, he is listed as being 6-3.
    I asked him, and he said, 6-4.
    That’s basically what I do. I just ask each recruit to give me his height and weight.
    I also ask players for 40 times, although I found this site that has the 40 times for every college player in America.
    But 40 time vary, depending on the surface, wind, timer, etc.
    I’ve been to three Pro Days and the NFL combine, and I’ve stood next to scouts. Few record the same times.

  136. FloridaTed January 7, 2009 1:33 pm

    I would love to see that 5 year spread sheet.

  137. YpoWarrior January 7, 2009 1:34 pm

    Congrats to Mel Purcell but I wonder how safe his job is given that there is a coaching change in Cleveland. Hope the new HC keeps him or even better promotes him to the main roster.

  138. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 1:34 pm

    XXXLiz – No way you are that hefty! DPK was 184, in the 7th grade.

  139. Stephen Tsai January 7, 2009 1:35 pm

    And, no, I won’t measure anyone.
    The last person I measured was boxer Ricky Hesia. Trust me, they don’t pay me enough to get another man’s inseam.

  140. Stephen Tsai January 7, 2009 1:37 pm

    I think Purcell wasn’t too pleased when the Browns brought in several DEs. And, after two years, Purcell still hasn’t been credited with any NFL years. But I think he’s ready. He certainly is affordable.

  141. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 1:38 pm

    ST – Thanks, I was just going by what the online publications listed. It pays to get it from the horse’s mouth. Just think if he does go through another growth spurt, another Harold Carmichael.

  142. FloridaTed January 7, 2009 1:38 pm

    I’ll make a prediction right now, we will make two BCS games over the next five years, at minimum one and come very close to the second.

    Am I nuts or does anyone else believe that?

    It looks stupid, looking at 08, but I’m looking ahead. This year Coach Mack will have his ducks lining up a lot better. This is actually HIS real first year.

  143. Stephen Tsai January 7, 2009 1:40 pm

    I’m sure a lot of people would love to see the spreadsheets. But as much as the colonel loves the people, KFC doesn’t give up the secret ingredients. The blog host needs to have some advantages.

  144. niho mano January 7, 2009 1:40 pm

    ST thanks for the update on the new recruits especially Destin Stewart…what a find…mahalo again…go warriors!

  145. Stephen Tsai January 7, 2009 1:41 pm

    But I did distribute the workout books last summer. Funny, few of us bloggers looked any different at the end of the season.

  146. Stephen Tsai January 7, 2009 1:42 pm

    By the way, Stewart’s tie is that his coach knows Gerke.

  147. Stephen Tsai January 7, 2009 1:43 pm

    But Gerke, like some other coaches who have left UH in the past, won’t have his new school recruit a player who verbals to UH. Gerke is a man of honor.

  148. G (China) January 7, 2009 1:44 pm

    Congratulations to all the Warriors past, present, and recently graduated. Sure hopes Solly and Leonard gets their call soon to join the combine.

  149. bstunna2002 January 7, 2009 1:44 pm

    mmmm… Kalbi sounds good I think I’m gonna go to Kim Chee 7 they got the meanest Kalbi I ever had especially when you get the combo with chicken katsu and the kalbi sauce soaks into the katsu.

  150. Stephen Tsai January 7, 2009 1:45 pm

    That certainly wasn’t the case with Bo Levi Mitchell, who verbaled to UH last year because of his family’s friendship with Mouton’s family. He had no other previous ties to SMU.

  151. July Jones January 7, 2009 1:46 pm

    Whats the Word on Sione? I have never seen him play but am aware hes a former hoopster and 6-5 with average speed. How do we project to use him. Is he more of the WR type or do we plan to Use him in the Alama Francis mode. Plus is Gabe Tuata coming back?

  152. July Jones January 7, 2009 1:47 pm

    Whats the Word on Sione? I have never seen him play but am aware hes a former hoopster and 6-5 with average speed. How do we project to use him. Is he more of the WR type or do we plan to Use him in the Alama Francis mode. Plus is Gabe Tuata coming back?

    SORRY just read the blog and saw the E Sione comment. my bad

  153. July Jones January 7, 2009 1:47 pm

    Whats the Word on Sione? I have never seen him play but am aware hes a former hoopster and 6-5 with average speed. How do we project to use him. Is he more of the WR type or do we plan to Use him in the Alama Francis mode. Plus is Gabe Tuata coming back?

    SORRY just read the blog and saw the E Sione comment. my bad

  154. Stephen Tsai January 7, 2009 1:47 pm

    I think Leonard and Elimimian are deserving of combine invitations.

  155. bstunna2002 January 7, 2009 1:50 pm

    I think Mack is done with the nice guy gramps routine he’s been in the big 12 so he knows it’s all about business I expect we will see a much more disciplined team next season more of a there to get business done type of attitude. I think they will carry themselve with alot more swagger and confidence into games and into the field.

  156. FloridaTed January 7, 2009 1:51 pm


    Absolutely they’re deserving. I hope they get an invite. Any word on that?

  157. Manoa Mist January 7, 2009 1:52 pm

    Nice story on Stewart today Stephen Tsai. You do write something nice on all the recruits. Thanks for the scoops.

  158. Esme January 7, 2009 1:52 pm

    Koakane, homey … stop it. Well, good to know you guys are as rascally as ever.

    I want to come to the KK, ifffff you guys will allow me the privilege. But the other thing is that I will come only if two things happen: 1. I can secure keiki care, and 2. the blog host promises to wemoweh like a lion.


  159. FloridaTed January 7, 2009 1:54 pm


    It all depends, well, a lot of it at least, if we finally find the steady and consistent QB we need in the R&S.

  160. Stretch January 7, 2009 1:54 pm

    esme – see you at the KK

  161. sportsbow January 7, 2009 1:55 pm


    What’s the 40 yard dash time for QB, David Graves?
    His youtube video looks like he runs somewhere between 4.4 to 4.6.

    Did you ask him that question?
    I couldn’t find anything on google.

  162. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 1:58 pm

    FT – I don’t think you are nuts for believing that.

  163. FloridaTed January 7, 2009 1:58 pm

    Graves looked pretty damned fast on his clips and actually increased running away distance from his persuers.

  164. Stephen Tsai January 7, 2009 1:58 pm


  165. A-House January 7, 2009 1:59 pm

    Florida Ted:

    I’m with you on the 2 BCS games in the next 4 years under Coach Mack.

    Here’s my spin: BCS # 1 in 2010 (year # 3) and BCS #2 in 2012 (year # 5).

    2009, I have that BELIEVE feeling will be very good for the Warriors and come close to being invited.

  166. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 1:59 pm

    ST – the colonel is dead.

  167. G (China) January 7, 2009 1:59 pm

    It is so nice getting to read about all these recruits and new talent coming in but one thing that Solly and those of the recent past that I can think of is that they brought an attitude of great unity and team play. On paper, Hawaii, is becoming more of an elite school then anytime with great individuals, but it needs to be a team. I think that’s what Bess brought to the table for Miami in their amazing turn around season, why NY can’t win a world series, and why HI went to the Sugar Bowl. With bettter recruits and commitment to team first mentality…Florida Ted’s prediction sounds good to me.

  168. FloridaTed January 7, 2009 2:00 pm

    homey, good to know, lol.

  169. Stephen Tsai January 7, 2009 2:02 pm

    The word on the street is UH was impressed with Graves’ attentiveness in team meetings during the recruiting trip. Instead of going out, he took notes, asked questions. It was more of a working seminar than a recruiting trip.

  170. owen-16 January 7, 2009 2:04 pm

    i’m as much a homer as anybody but i have a hard time seeing us in da bcs in 2010 only b/c we gotta play carroll’s boyz from socal. also, if boise’s still in da wac, we gotta face them as well as fresno on the road. who knows, we could build such a monster that it could happen in 2010, but maybe it’s more of a possibility in 2011, jmho…

  171. Stephen Tsai January 7, 2009 2:04 pm

    The colonel isn’t dead.
    He has all of those bit parts in Adam Sandler movies. He was the hotel owner in “Bedtime Stories.”

  172. G (China) January 7, 2009 2:04 pm

    When things were hitting the fan, Solly, Leonard, and the year prior with Colt, decided to stay…

    Paid a price for it…but that transformed our beloved state. Football matters now. It wasn’t too long ago when it didn’t.

  173. FloridaTed January 7, 2009 2:05 pm


    I give it 5 years, but you never know. By then a play-off with MWC-WAC-MAC-CONFUSA might be an auto qualifier.

  174. sportsbow January 7, 2009 2:06 pm

    Thanks ST.

    Graves looks faster than 4.7. I guess he’s like Chad Owens, when it comes to running because, he looks pretty shifty.

  175. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 2:06 pm

    Anyway, I rather have Popeye’s chicken, spicy.

  176. G (China) January 7, 2009 2:08 pm

    the colonel is alive in China and they deliver too!

  177. Stephen Tsai January 7, 2009 2:10 pm

    The J-E-T-S are responsible for two head coaches being fired in 10 days.
    Maybe Pac-Man Jones can coach the J-E-T-S since he’s about to be cut free.

  178. FloridaTed January 7, 2009 2:12 pm


    010 we may shock the mighty USC, they will have a lot of new players that year and we may be their one annual loss and head scratcher, lol.

    The key in 010 will be if we have a QB that will start at least his second year. With a new QB it could be 011.

  179. Stephen Tsai January 7, 2009 2:18 pm

    When they show the graphics for tomorrow’s game, it always helps to have that Georgia blowout loss listed.

  180. G (China) January 7, 2009 2:19 pm

    thanks to Garret’s reporting it seems that USC has to deal with three coordinators jumping ship in recent years…USC may have lost some of its appeal…for the short term possibly. 010 may be a good time to play them. I’m really hoping for 010 myself. Confirmed to be in HI for the season then.

  181. FloridaTed January 7, 2009 2:20 pm

    I feel a little selfish, but I’m almost hoping it will be Graves that becomes the starter. First of all, having a four starting QB would be maaaarvelous, second it would mean he is outstanding to beat out all the other quality guys in camp.

    But for sure I want a REAL competition at the QB spot, not just a token one, where the Coaches secretly made up their minds already. I want the best one starting, period.

    Besides, this Graves kid sounds very mature and focused, that’s a big bonus.

  182. RichfromtheOC January 7, 2009 2:22 pm

    Yes…planning to attend the USC game as well so I can witness history in the making and return to mock all my neighbors with their USC flags out in their driveways.

  183. bstunna2002 January 7, 2009 2:23 pm

    unfortunately I don’t see us going to 2 bcs games even if we go undefeated. I believe the BCS will figure out a way to not invte an at large in the future based on these BCS conference teams being embaressed by supposedly less superior teams. The more these teams get into BCS bowls and win the more holes it pokes in the BCS system beliefs.

  184. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 2:23 pm

    Graves does look good on film.

  185. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 2:28 pm

    bstunna2002 – I don’t see the BCS playahs doing that. Who knows, by that time there may not be a BCS.

  186. FloridaTed January 7, 2009 2:29 pm


    The BCS system will be severely attacked and at least some changes will occur. The serious rumbling has just begun and more and more big name coaches have started to speak up, not to mention the President elect.

  187. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 2:36 pm

    I keep seeing the advertisement about the rule of a flat stomach but I am hesitant to click on the link.

  188. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 2:42 pm

    Jason – Have you seen the film on Graves? What’s your analysis of him at QB?

  189. Stretch January 7, 2009 2:49 pm

    homey ℞:
    January 7th, 2009 at 2:42 pm
    Jason – Have you seen the film on Graves? What’s your analysis of him at QB?

    don’t think that he had time to analyze Graves yet, he has his attention elsewhere….

  190. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 2:51 pm

    Stretch – he has another date today?

  191. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 2:56 pm

    Let us all send out positive vibes so that Esme can secure keiki care on Feb. 7th. For those wanting to get her autograph, I think she will be selling 8 x 10 photos of her.

    Plus her “Love and Honesty” duet partner will be there!

  192. bstunna2002 January 7, 2009 2:58 pm

    well what’s funny is the coaches who spoke up unforunately normally wouldn’t if their team was in Oklahoma or Florida’s postion to have losses but still play for a national championship the only team that should have a gripe is Utah they went undefeated but when you get into strength of schedule the PAC 10 or MWC doesn’t compare to the SEC or the BIG 12 the BCS is about making money so if they have unattractive teams matched up they stand to lose $. I mean who would’ve really made the trip had Ball St made it to a BCS game I think to date Hawaii has had the best showing in fan support for a non bcs school.jmho

  193. SteveM January 7, 2009 3:01 pm

    Esme has a lot of great Tsai-ko duet partners. Hope she can attend!

    Saturday, February 7, 2009
    7:30 PM – 12:30 AM
    Krazy Karaoke (1308 Young Street)

    We have the big (green) room at Krazy Karaoke for 55 people. Mahalo to Stretch for the arrangements and putting down the required deposits!

    Please continue to RSVP on the blog or email SteveM. Note we are capped at 55 people.

    We look forward to seeing new Tsai-kos at one of our first major parties of 2009. Singing not required, but there will be a lot of it 🙂 But very good! Click here to see photos and video of earlier large Karaoke Calls, and scroll down to mid-August to see more.

    • $15 per person for the room/karaoke
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  194. Stretch January 7, 2009 3:04 pm

    homey ℞:
    January 7th, 2009 at 2:51 pm
    Stretch – he has another date today?

    he wishes….

  195. bstunna2002 January 7, 2009 3:08 pm

    by the way does anyone know Graves 40 time he has to be pretty fast if he played reciever in HS.

  196. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 3:09 pm

    bstunna2002 – The BCS makes tons of money just from the networks and the advertisements. The Utah/Alabama game drew over 71,000. I don’t think even with an unattractive undefeated non-BCS team would there be much money lost.

  197. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 3:10 pm

    bstunna2002 – I think ST posted Graves time as 4.7.

  198. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 3:12 pm

    SteveM – so I see a couple of peeps did a jojo for the KK. tsk tsk.

  199. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 3:18 pm

    Who will get the better win percentage this season? The men’s basketball team or the men’s volleyball team?

    I would’ve included the women’s basketball team but that was a no brainer, figuratively speaking.

  200. SteveM January 7, 2009 3:18 pm

    homey — not really. myki and sj-macro said they would be late and confirmed it yesterday. They will come by later but did not want to take up two slots initially.

  201. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 3:18 pm

    C’mon 200.

  202. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 3:20 pm

    SteveM – okay, then that was considerate of them…or they didn’t want to pay the $15 dollars each. 😆

  203. Jason January 7, 2009 3:21 pm

    My “date” was having to catch TheBus to King/Dillingham, then catch TheCab to where my Mom locked the keys in her car. That’s one hour I’m not getting back. 🙁

    I watched some of Graves’ film. Good footwork for such a young QB, good mechanics. I don’t see any physical reason why he can’t be a good one for us. Same with Shutter, same with Nielsen (outside of his height). It all comes down to the mental side.

  204. SteveM January 7, 2009 3:22 pm

    😀 200…

  205. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 3:23 pm

    SteveM – or myki is trying to escape the bombers…

    So how’s the saline solution working?

  206. bstunna2002 January 7, 2009 3:23 pm

    Man I just watched the clips of Graves he definetly looks to be alot faster than that. I hope LWJ gets his chance next year I know he has it in him just too bad with the injuries and all but I also can’t wait to see Chizzy and Sula in the back field. I wonder if Sula is similar in running style to Nasti Nate where he’ll lower the pads on defenders it’d be great to have another Ilaoa or Keliikipi type bruiser in the back field the defense will have to respect the run then. I still remeber the stiff arm that Keliikipi made that USC guy eat someone should post it up here if the can find it.

  207. bstunna2002 January 7, 2009 3:25 pm

    thanks homey for the info on graves 40 time.

  208. Stretch January 7, 2009 3:27 pm

    homey ℞:
    January 7th, 2009 at 3:23 pm
    SteveM – or myki is trying to escape the bombers…

    I think you are right. The last time she was trying to hide in the back of the room.

  209. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 3:29 pm

    Jason – I guess your mom paid for your cab ride.

    I’ll be looking forward to seeing the QB’s in action during the fall camp. Not to mention the secondary, linebackers, running backs, receivers, d-line, o-line, and kicking game.

  210. Willie January 7, 2009 3:30 pm

    Jason & bstunna mentioned speed & great footwork. I also see a quick release.

    Greg Alexander needs to work on his footwork both in speed & quickness; then there is the problem of his slow & long release. He got his work cut out for him this off season. Perhaps the Miano & Delaura speed & quickness camp can help.

    Remember, this year’s QB class was carefully chosen over time. Last year due to the late hiring of Mac the QB’s were like a “fire sale” purchase.

  211. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 3:31 pm

    bstunna2002 – There was a video on Sula somewhere, maybe youtube.

  212. HoustonMike January 7, 2009 3:31 pm

    bstunna2002: here ya go.

    gotta love the crowds reaction…OOOOOOHHHHHH!!!!!

  213. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 3:36 pm

    Willie – I hope the coaches give the incoming QB’s enough reps so they can evaluate their talent versus the incumbents talent.

  214. Just Saying January 7, 2009 3:37 pm

    re: Keli’ikipi stiff arm video


    the video is easy to find on youtube. hawaii warriors stiff arm

  215. bstunna2002 January 7, 2009 3:38 pm

    Thanks Mike that clip just made my day. By the way wasn’t Mike Brewster from Texas.Are you Mike Brewster?

  216. J-Dog January 7, 2009 3:39 pm

    Besides Paipai, which of our boys from last years’ recruiting class will break in and get some serious playing time?

  217. SteveM January 7, 2009 3:44 pm

    Hey guys, I saw the look on myki’s face too…. But the mission report from Peaches was that myki went on 3 bomb runs before retiring….

  218. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 3:44 pm

    I still like Rausch at QB. Let’s see if he can get his groove back because somewhere after being named the starter it seemed like some of his parts broke down.

  219. homey ℞ January 7, 2009 3:47 pm

    J-Dog – Henry, Heun, LaCount…

  220. jojo ® January 7, 2009 3:48 pm

    I still heart the Jets!

  221. HoustonMike January 7, 2009 3:48 pm


    no im not mike brewster. i admire him though… pound for pound he was one of the strongest players UH had at that time he was playing, especially at only 5’6″!
    wasn’t he a power lifter also?

  222. owen-16 January 7, 2009 3:49 pm

    what about da RS Frosh – any of them besides paipai getting significant pt next year. hanohano, correa, tachibana, etc.

  223. Esme January 7, 2009 3:51 pm

    January 7th, 2009 at 3:01 pm
    Esme has a lot of great Tsai-ko duet partners.

    Oh wow, SteveM, just make me sound like a ….


  224. HoustonMike January 7, 2009 3:53 pm

    anyone remember Attrice Brooks during JJ’s first year at UH?….he and Destin Stewart are about the same height and weight. too bad he (Brooks) got kicked out for kicking that Oregon State player in the Oahu Bowl that year and never heard from him since.

  225. YpoWarrior January 7, 2009 3:58 pm

    ST – do you think Mel Purcell will get a chance this year with the Browns??? Or maybe another team will pick him off the practice squad?

  226. Jason January 7, 2009 4:00 pm

    homey: Ditto on Rausch.

  227. owen-16 January 7, 2009 4:00 pm

    oh bruddah attrice, all dat talent wasted, cuz of beinga headcase. he’ll always have a place in my heart though, showed how explosive the R&S could really be when he scored da first Offensive TD in da JJ era IIRC, that bomb from Dr. Dan, thing of beauty

  228. lava January 7, 2009 4:05 pm

    Hey ST, you sounded good on Portnoy’s show this a.m. He couldn’t get over the offer to the Koelher boy, fearing a verbal contract argument like Ms. Smith is making. He doesn’t seem to be much of a UH fan to give that argument merit. How can anyone accept an offer to make a binding contract when the NCAA prohibits such an offer from being accepted? It can’t be done.

    I think a lot of young basketball players may get earlier offers, since a lot of them already have the size and athleticism and proven ability by the 8th grade. I remember basketball star Jim Jackson. His build is much like that of Lebron James. In the 8th grade he was 6’6″, over 200 pounds, broad shoulders, and clearly a future star. (He later starred at Ohio State and bounced around the pros for years.) If JJ were a kid again, he would be offered.

  229. myki January 7, 2009 4:07 pm

    Stop picking on senior citizens. I was the eldest at the last KK and I didn’t want to be a bad influence on the younguns. Actually I was afraid I had had enough for the night and would have been tempted to pick up the microphone and torture you all.

  230. bstunna2002 January 7, 2009 4:09 pm

    I’ll count Javonte Taylor, Dustin Blount,Lacount and Ryan Henry and i say by mid seasos Bradley takes lanes spot hopefully we sub recievers often this year I think it keeps d’s off balance not knowing who’s a speed or whos a possesion guy.

  231. HoustonMike January 7, 2009 4:10 pm

    ahhh yeah….dan robinson. i clearly remember a K5 telecast with jim leahey commenting on robinson’s “stork-like” scrambling ability.

  232. bstunna2002 January 7, 2009 4:23 pm

    I say on the first play next season we put in Graves at wideout throw it to him then let him launch it down field go with a empty backfield set.

  233. owen-16 January 7, 2009 4:27 pm

    bstunna, that sounds like a great play…coach should save it in the playbook for boise or wiscy 🙂

  234. wafan January 7, 2009 5:16 pm

    Here is to a long and productive career for Jake, and an illustrious Warrior career to D-Stew!!!

    If D-Stew gets into a “difference of opinion on the field” would it be a Beef Stew?

  235. wafan January 7, 2009 5:23 pm

    One week gone in 2009. 1/52 of the year is gone.

    Hopefully, it was a productive, painless, and hassle-free start for the rest of your year!!!

  236. Stephen Tsai January 7, 2009 5:26 pm

    Re: Attrice Brooks.
    Before the O‘ahu Bowl, JJ said he was going to make Brooks a star. He was going to put Brooks in the game in the second and fourth quarters, when Brooks was aligned near the UH sideline .JJ was going to personally coach him during the game. Then Brooks kicks an Oregon State guy. As JJ said: “And that was the end of that.”

  237. Kekoa January 7, 2009 5:27 pm

    wafan: Time Out!

    Esme: Time In!

    myki: Time Stands Still.

  238. wafan January 7, 2009 5:29 pm

    Kekoa . . .

    This is what happens when I am tired and my mind starts to wander around without adult supervision.

    Okay, time to head off to bed and try to get rid of this cruddy cold. Ugh.

  239. 702WarriorNation January 7, 2009 5:31 pm

    ST, if Destin Stewart gets home-sick for a bronco ride, can Coach Mack accommodate with his family’s horse or NonoCAA?

  240. wafan January 7, 2009 5:32 pm

    Attrice Brooks. I remember the name only because it was so unusual. I do not remember the incident, though. Perhaps for the better.

  241. 702WarriorNation January 7, 2009 5:33 pm

    Hope you doing ok with all the extra snow, flooding and what evers.

  242. wafan January 7, 2009 5:35 pm

    Final thought (if it could be called one).

    Hopefully Mr. Stewart does not run in fear for his well-being from an altercation on the field because that would only make him Chicken-Stew.

    Okay. Done for the night.

  243. wafan January 7, 2009 5:42 pm

    I lied.

    702 . . .

    We(s)t side of state is pretty much snowfree. Now it is the 20″+ of rain some places got today (in 24 hours) and flooding in 20 of the western rivers.

    Chehalis is expecting a flood stage 70″+ today or tomorrow. And, a good portion of Fife, just north of Tacoma, and the entire town of Orting (20,000+ citizens) were ordered evacuated earlier today. This is going to be bad.

    So, the state is now separated east from west because of the snow in the hills; and north from south with I-5 soon to be closed in Chehalis and maybe Puyallup.

    Please stop sending the rain from Hawai’i.

  244. LizKauai (iPhone) January 7, 2009 5:47 pm

    Who would think this was “off season” with all this activity?
    I’m finally getting a long overdue pedicure. Ahhh.

  245. 702WarriorNation January 7, 2009 5:50 pm

    Looks like this will be a winter to remember in PacNW/BC…. received pics from friends living in YVR. Snow bound van during holidays, not as bad as LAS snow. Never had lots of snow when I lived in Vancouver…. hated black ice.
    Back to Warrior recruiting news….. can wait to see last min. commits and LOI day to see who commits and those that weren’t meant to be a Warrior.

  246. 702WarriorNation January 7, 2009 5:53 pm

    ops, sorry for double- don’t know why.
    LizK- it looks like 2008FB directly into 2009FB preseason etc.
    Lots to talk about during FB ‘off season’ eh?

  247. jm2375 January 7, 2009 6:04 pm


    Thanx for the heads up on the new HD stations. I updated my favorites list. Of course, right now it doesn’t make much of a difference, since hubby decided to return the HD tv because the price had dropped in the 3 mos we owned it and now he’s still looking for a new one. So, I’m stuck with the 20-yr old crappy 27″ tube tv. *tsigh*

    Uhhh, wafan, they’re predicting more heavy rain this weekend…

  248. LizKauai (iPhone) January 7, 2009 6:10 pm

    702- yup. And most of the speculation is floating way over my head.
    I don’t want to second guess our coaches and our players and am just concentrating on encouraging everyone to be as one. An unbroken line, an undivided team with a common goal of excellence in and off the field. Egos channeled and minds and bodies focused on a season of victory – over weakness, over fears, over distractions, over excuses.
    Let the celebration come at the end and let it be a team celebration.
    ❗ WE do BELIEVE ❗

  249. 702WarriorNation January 7, 2009 6:50 pm

    08 didn’t appear to be a team of oneness.
    With the old and new Warriors and those in ‘waiting’ to take their turn, pray that your #248 will occur as in 2007 in 2009.

  250. djmitcho January 7, 2009 6:52 pm

    Aloha everybody. I just wanted to say mahalo to all those who came to the CC yesterday. It was great to put faces and names together. Sorry it took me so long to post, but I was computerless til now. Once again Mahalo and extra thanks to Stretch for setting it up.

  251. Stephen Tsai January 7, 2009 7:00 pm

    Like I’ve said, the offseason is the most fun.

  252. Garret January 7, 2009 7:05 pm


    I’m sorry that I didn’t get to meet with you and las vegas when I was in Vegas for a couple of days before the New Year. I guess the timing didn’t work out for a Cattle Call. I’ll be in Vegas again on Feb. 28 and March 1 (Sat/Sun) and hopefully we can catch up then. My family is going for the weekend because my parents will be there from Feb. 28 until March 3 or 4.

  253. Garret January 7, 2009 7:06 pm


    For me, nothing beats watching Warrior wins…except for actually being at the game when they win. After that, I agree that the offseason is fun because of recruiting, NFL draft, Spring Practice, and the anticipation of the season.

  254. Garret January 7, 2009 7:07 pm


    Wow, to go from a HD TV back to an old TV must be hard! Hopefully you get a good one soon–the prices are great and will only get better, but you have to get one someday.

  255. Garret January 7, 2009 7:08 pm

    Congratulations on Mel Purcell for signing with the Browns. If I remember correctly, players can only spend 2 years on the practice squad, so he’s got to make the active roster or they will have to cut him and he can try to make another team.

  256. Garret January 7, 2009 7:23 pm

    The coach of ST’s favorite NFL team will now be Mel’s coach.

    Eric Mangini is the new head coach of the Cleveland Browns, a week after being fired by the New York Jets. A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press that Mangini will be introduced Thursday at a news conference at the team’s headquarters in Berea.

    Mangini began his NFL career as a ballboy with the Browns in 1994 under then-coach Bill Belichick. Now he’s taking over the job of one of his best friends in football, fired Browns coach Romeo Crennel.

  257. 702WarriorNation January 7, 2009 7:43 pm

    No problem- holiday season normally hectic with family.
    Let us know your travel plans for Feb. when closer and lets see if we can get together for minikk. Believe LV will be back home from HNL by then.
    If anyone else in town, welcome to join in.

  258. Stephen Tsai January 7, 2009 8:01 pm

    Did the Browns run a 3-4?
    Because that’s Mangini’s defense.
    Of course, Mangini is so smart to force his 3-4, he traded away John Abraham and Jonathan Vilma.

  259. Stephen Tsai January 7, 2009 8:03 pm

    Vilma led the Saints with 132 tackles, including 98 solos.
    Mangini is an idiot.

  260. Stephen Tsai January 7, 2009 8:05 pm

    Abraham was third in the NFL in sacks; Vilma was eighth in tackles.

  261. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 7, 2009 8:52 pm


  262. jm2375 January 7, 2009 8:54 pm

    Hi Liz!! Howzit!!

  263. bighilofan2 January 7, 2009 8:56 pm

    Halllooo Tsaikos everywhere!

    yup, keep with the positive ways, Tsaikos.

  264. jm2375 January 7, 2009 8:57 pm

    Garret – not only is it an old TV, the picture sucks!! It bleeds. When we watched vb, I sometimes couldn’t tell if the ball was in or out because the line was so blurry.

  265. jm2375 January 7, 2009 8:58 pm

    Howzit bhf2!! How’s it going in Hilo?

  266. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 7, 2009 8:58 pm

    Phew- thought I was all alone here.

    Hey- waitaminnit…
    What are you guys doing here in the dark????


  267. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 7, 2009 9:00 pm

    jm2375- I always thought Sonys were overpriced but I have to say that they are a good tv if you can afford them. I got a Toshiba from Sears a few months ago- $600 was in my budget and I am happy with it for the price I paid.

  268. jm2375 January 7, 2009 9:05 pm

    Liz – hubby wants almost top of line stuff. We are definitely not first adopters, but we wait till the tech gets relatively affordable. He was telling me today about the 240 Hz TVs that are out now. Of course, those are around $4K, so we’re looking for a 120Hz TV (almost no pixelation with fast motion like sports) in a 46-52″. BTW, our 20yr old TV is a Sony.

  269. SteveM January 7, 2009 9:11 pm

    jm2375 — have you considered a 52″ Bravia? 🙄

  270. Garret January 7, 2009 9:11 pm


    I’ve been there with those old TVs! I was so happy when the movers dropped my really old TV when I moved from the Bay Area to LA…they paid me off for the TV even though it worked okay (except for the photo in one corner) because it was dented so badly. I saved the money they gave me until the TV completely died and bought the one I have now–6 years ago.

  271. Garret January 7, 2009 9:12 pm

    My current TV is a rear-projection Sony. It doesn’t do HDMI and doesn’t have the resolution that TVs now have, but it is good enough for me until my kids are older and we can re-arrange things.

  272. jm2375 January 7, 2009 9:15 pm

    SteveM – yeah, but it’s not 120Hz and they’re a little overpriced. 🙄

  273. Garret January 7, 2009 9:15 pm


    I think that Mel could fit as a DE in a 3-4, he did a good job in Glanville’s 3-4. I hope that Mangini likes Mel, as his NFL career will probably either blossom or end this year since he can’t be left on the practice squad anymore.

  274. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 7, 2009 9:17 pm

    Our TV before the present 720 was a 27″ Apex from WalMart. It cost about $200 and lasted 6-7 years. Before that we had 19″ Hitachis that were at least 12 years old.

  275. Garret January 7, 2009 9:19 pm

    My friend Eric sent me this link–pretty amazing that if you go by the BCS computers to predict the bowl game winners, every one of them would have had a losing record!

    By the way, 3 of the 6 BCS computers had UH ranked higher than Notre Dame, the other half had Notre Dame higher than UH.

  276. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 7, 2009 9:20 pm

    Wow- just read the CNN headlines:

    Keep safe, wafan and crew!!!

  277. jm2375 January 7, 2009 9:22 pm

    Garret or another Cali Tsai-kos – how much is CA electronic waste recycling fee? Saw that at the Costco website.

  278. Garret January 7, 2009 9:26 pm


    I honestly don’t know the answer. California has changed a lot of things lately to try to push people to go green as well as to try to make more money…I haven’t had to pay that fee yet, my old computer actually got me a Costco gift card instead of having me have to pay anything.

  279. Garret January 7, 2009 9:28 pm

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

    The porn industry is asking the federal government for a $5 billion bailout.

  280. Garret January 7, 2009 9:28 pm

    4-year-old didn’t like it when a babysitter accidentally stepped on his foot…so he shot her with a shotgun!

  281. Garret January 7, 2009 9:29 pm

    Universal Studios is about to buy 300 of this company’s mass-produced solar-electric cars.

  282. Garret January 7, 2009 9:30 pm

    Man got upset during an argument with his girlfriend, so he dumped a big container of his pee over her!

  283. Garret January 7, 2009 9:30 pm

    Instead of using nuclear or chemical weapons, terrorists could spend a few hundred dollars on a bio-attack using insects that could be a lot more devastating to the US.

  284. Garret January 7, 2009 9:30 pm

    Free play links pau.

  285. Kekoa January 7, 2009 9:31 pm

    jm2375 ~ I needed your expert opinion, remember? So I check my email, and I find under msgs from jm2375…cobwebs!

    You and ST one pair!

  286. jm2375 January 7, 2009 9:32 pm

    Garret – #282 eeeeewwwwww. #283 – so they publish that stuff and give the terrorists ideas. 🙄

  287. jm2375 January 7, 2009 9:33 pm

    Kekoa – whatchu talking about Willis?

  288. Garret January 7, 2009 9:35 pm


    There is a whole book out right now that tells how terrorists could spend a few hundred dollars, buy a plane ticket to the US, and devastate our economy and population with an insect-spread disease. US citizens aren’t immunized for some nasty illnesses anymore since they have been wiped out…and those things could be spread by insects!

  289. jm2375 January 7, 2009 9:41 pm

    Kekoa – I checked the tsai-ko email addy YESTERDAY and nothing. OK so I just checked it. Will reply soon.

  290. Kekoa January 7, 2009 9:49 pm

    jm2375 ~ K-den, your excused. You may return to your regular programing on your old, buss-up, no color TV.

  291. jm2375 January 7, 2009 9:50 pm

    Just noticed that the cumulative comment count is over 186K. Can we make to 200K by … NLI day? Mebbe if ST schedules several guest chats or bio days. More likely, by the start of spring practice.

  292. jm2375 January 7, 2009 9:52 pm

    Kekoa – TV get color, mostly RED.

  293. G (China) January 7, 2009 9:54 pm

    crazy world we live in…thank goodness for the offseason

  294. jm2375 January 7, 2009 10:03 pm


  295. jm2375 January 7, 2009 10:04 pm

    dum dee dum, on the way to 300… 295

  296. jm2375 January 7, 2009 10:05 pm

    300… 300… 4 more to go

  297. Kekoa January 7, 2009 10:05 pm

    jm2375 ~ Are you seeing Red, or is it really coming from your TV?

  298. jm2375 January 7, 2009 10:07 pm

    3, tree, tres

  299. whitey January 7, 2009 10:07 pm

    For those tsaikos who are looking for fares on Hawaiian Airlines to the west coast:
    Book: Now – 1/16/2009

    Travel: Now – 6/4/2009
    (Excluding 3/14 – 4/19/2009)

    Honolulu – Oakland $299*
    Honolulu – Phoenix $299*
    Honolulu – Portland $278*
    Honolulu – San Francisco $299*
    Honolulu – San Jose $299*
    Honolulu – Seattle $278*
    Maui – Portland $318*
    Maui – Seattle $306*
    (Roundtrip fares)

    Travel: 3/14 – 4/19/2009

    Honolulu – Oakland $360*
    Honolulu – Phoenix $399*
    Honolulu – Portland $378*
    Honolulu – San Francisco $360*
    Honolulu – San Jose $360*
    Honolulu – Seattle $369*
    Maui – Portland $418*
    Maui – Seattle $409*
    (Roundtrip fares)

    Book now!

  300. jm2375 January 7, 2009 10:08 pm

    Kekoa – it’s coming from the TV and some from me too.

    dos, deuce, 299…

  301. jm2375 January 7, 2009 10:10 pm

    made it to 300!! *applause*

  302. jm2375 January 7, 2009 10:11 pm

    whitey – dang. I’m traveling right after june 4th. grrrr.

  303. d1島 January 7, 2009 10:16 pm


    Mokulele Air get Karaoke Kall special for you guys….$28 from Maui!

  304. whitey January 7, 2009 10:16 pm

    jm2375, no worry cause airlines shot themselves in the foot and now the backlash has caught up with them and they have to revert back to fare wars. they get plenty stupid jackarses in the airline marketing office.

  305. Garret January 7, 2009 10:18 pm

    This reporter has apparently gone over and over the game tape for Miami vs. Baltimore and he’s very critical of Samson and Miami’s 2 guards. The full article is really brutal, but here is a representative portion.

    But this game was really, truly decided at the line of scrimmage where the interior of the Ravens defensive line and blitzing linebackers dominated Dolphins center Samson Satele, left guard Andy Alleman, and right guard Ikechuku Ndukwe. The score Sunday was 27-9. It was much, much, much worse than that if one judges the play of Miami’s interior line.

    So here is the deal: The Dolphins should, must address the interior of their offensive line this offseason. They cannot compete with elite defenses with this starting group. I realize neither Alleman nor Ndukwe were slated to be starters in 2008 but that doesn’t change the need to upgrade there in 2009.

    The Dolphins also need a starting center. There. I said it. Satele is not a starting center, in my opinion. He isn’t very physical, he doesn’t really move anyone in the running game, and on pass plays, I often see him with his back to the defense, chasing the on-rushing defender that just whipped him as the defender makes a target out of Miami’s QB.

    I am officially debunking the myth that Satele is a good player. He wasn’t that against Baltimore, and I’ve seen him struggle too often during the regular season to believe he’s any better than average — maybe not even that. Satele is a guy you want as a backup center-guard, a swing guy. When he assumes that role, you’ll know the Miami offensive line has upgraded.

  306. whitey January 7, 2009 10:20 pm

    d1, sounds excellent, but unfortunately won’t be able to make it. i don’t know about duffer, but i think he is more concerned about his golf game since the 15 yr girl beat him the last 2 times (and she played from the same tee as him).

  307. Kekoa January 7, 2009 10:20 pm

    Tanks Whitey ~ Diana needs to go check on our other house, and also clear some things out of storage to ship back here. She’ll be thrilled!

  308. Garret January 7, 2009 10:20 pm

    USC picked their defensive coordinator…as expected, it is the coach that Sarkisian offered the U-Dub DC job to.

    With the national signing date for high school recruits less than a month away, USC Coach Pete Carroll moved quickly to reconfigure his defensive staff, promoting Rocky Seto to defensive coordinator on Wednesday night.

    Carroll also promoted linebackers coach Ken Norton Jr. to assistant head coach for defense and hired Jethro Franklin for a second stint as defensive line coach.

    Carroll’s announcement came the day after former defensive coordinator Nick Holt was introduced at Washington, where former Trojans offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian is the new head coach.

    Seto, 32, was regarded as the front-runner to succeed Holt because of the continuity he provides. Seto has been on USC’s staff since 1999 and has coached linebackers and the secondary under Carroll, who will still call the defensive plays.

  309. Garret January 7, 2009 10:22 pm


    I read the notice of the fare war today and Lori found a ticket on Delta (via priceline) that was for a roundtrip between LAX-HNL from June 17 to July 1 for $261 per ticket!

  310. Garret January 7, 2009 10:24 pm

    So, USC’s head coach will call their defensive plays and their QB coach will call their offensive plays. I don’t think I’ve *ever* heard of a college or pro football team where neither coordinator called the plays!

  311. whitey January 7, 2009 10:26 pm

    garret, i love it when a reporter thinks he/she is a coach because it just shows how stupid they are. i think most sports reporters do a good job of reporting what transpire and let things fall where they may, but they don’t tell a team how to be coached. i have a funny feeling about this reporter because he might have been banned from the dolphins training and locker room.

  312. d1島 January 7, 2009 10:28 pm


    OK 🙁
    Just thought I’d mention it…

  313. jm2375 January 7, 2009 10:28 pm

    whitey – good thing ST knows his place and job description!! 😀

  314. whitey January 7, 2009 10:31 pm

    garret, you right about delta cause my friend who is going to vegas said that delta and us air had the cheapest fare. the saddest thing about delta is that they were considered as the best domestic carrier a few years back, then fell out with change of management. basically, delta told their best customers they were going to take away some of the privileges (aloha did the same and you know what happened to them).

  315. whitey January 7, 2009 10:35 pm

    jm2375, you think 500 would be attainable tonight??? i not saying i going stay up because not feeling well, but looks very possilbe because soon the midnight crew will come on.

  316. jm2375 January 7, 2009 10:39 pm

    whitey – all depends on when ST decides to post. So where is the midnight crew?

    And where’s my “nemesis” brew808? j/k brew. We friends yes?

  317. jm2375 January 7, 2009 10:40 pm

    whitey – of course I was proved wrong last week, da Tsai-kos can do anything!!

  318. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 7, 2009 10:43 pm

    whitey- I saw that HA email this afternoon and tried to get 3 tix for my granddaughter’s 1st birthday in March- no cheap fares left…


  319. Kekoa January 7, 2009 10:43 pm

    whitey ~ I was wrong!…Diana was not thrilled. She sed, “Hey get all kine storms and cold wetter!” YOU go!…So, I slink back into my computah chair and be very, very thankful I nevah felt da Hanakeawe Slap on top my head!

  320. whitey January 7, 2009 10:43 pm

    jm, you right about brew. where you brewski???? my friend remy is here. also missing is 808ike.

  321. whitey January 7, 2009 10:45 pm

    lizk, where you trying to go to?

  322. whitey January 7, 2009 10:48 pm

    congrats to coach kenny n for getting an extension with navy. best wishes and great to see you and your team do well.

  323. whitey January 7, 2009 10:51 pm

    suddenly, the blog has major problems and letter are so small, am afraid that words are being misspelloed.

  324. al ™ January 7, 2009 10:52 pm


    okay, i have been a sony buyer for years. recently #1 purchases his first lcd/hd 1080i 42 incher. under the advisement of his very wise mentor (me, of course) he purchases a korean sony a.k.a. samsung for 30% less for a similar sony tv.

    lo and behold the samsung looks like a million bucks.

  325. whitey January 7, 2009 10:53 pm

    ok, at this rate, i going crash pretty soon, but tonight get potential before St puts up new post because he get so many things on his mind that he don’t know how to put up the good news.

  326. al ™ January 7, 2009 11:00 pm

    whitey…the letters are the same size. it must be all that tea that you drank at tiffany’s.

    or was it the,

    fried mundoo
    fish cake balls
    kim chee fried rice w/egg
    chow fun style udon
    miso butterfish
    sizzling teriyaki on a bed of saute kula onions?

  327. whitey January 7, 2009 11:03 pm

    nah al, was the company and the waitress.

  328. las vegas (at work) January 7, 2009 11:10 pm

    so, what did I miss?

  329. jm2375 January 7, 2009 11:10 pm

    Time for me to go nene. Will it be over 500 by 6am or will ST put a new post at 2am like he did today?

  330. whitey January 7, 2009 11:10 pm

    ok, time to crash. good night

  331. las vegas (at work) January 7, 2009 11:11 pm


  332. whitey January 7, 2009 11:12 pm

    las vegas, happy new year.

  333. las vegas (at work) January 7, 2009 11:13 pm

    alone again, naturally

  334. whitey January 7, 2009 11:13 pm

    keep going las vegas and you going help the blog go over 500 before ST puts up the new post. you da man!!!!

  335. las vegas (at work) January 7, 2009 11:14 pm

    Whitey san
    Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu!

  336. whitey January 7, 2009 11:14 pm

    sensei, what you doing up at this hour??? nobody getting married at this hour of the morning.

  337. las vegas (at work) January 7, 2009 11:15 pm

    I will try

  338. whitey January 7, 2009 11:16 pm

    ok, get las vegas. now where nyuh, florida ted, mctruck, wafan

  339. las vegas (at work) January 7, 2009 11:17 pm

    Don’t I wish.
    One couple cancelled, but called back to say they nevah cancell, had to pick up at midnite

  340. whitey January 7, 2009 11:18 pm

    i no can handle, so this time for real i going bed.

  341. las vegas (at work) January 7, 2009 11:22 pm

    get italians, no tip, sigh

  342. las vegas (at work) January 7, 2009 11:24 pm

    guudo naito

  343. las vegas (at work) January 7, 2009 11:25 pm

    Good Morning America!
    How are you?

  344. las vegas (at work) January 7, 2009 11:27 pm

    Kumori garasu no mukoo wa kaze no machi

  345. las vegas (at work) January 7, 2009 11:28 pm

    golden balls

  346. las vegas (at work) January 7, 2009 11:30 pm

    Mrs LV enjoyed “The Shield” too bad it is no more

  347. las vegas (at work) January 7, 2009 11:32 pm

    took one of the dogs in for a check up and special blood tests $174.00!!

  348. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 7, 2009 11:35 pm

    Hi lv!

    whitey- granddaughter’s 1st birthday is in March and I’m thinking about taking my teenagers up to Portland during spring break- March 21-28.
    Priceline shows NWA flights from HNL (I have to add in the interisland fares) with room and car for about $900 each.

  349. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 7, 2009 11:37 pm

    lv- just took the 2 cats in for checkups and paid the same thing each. They need booster shots in a few weeks- annodah $120 each and yet annodah shot for $50 3 weeks afta dat!

  350. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 7, 2009 11:39 pm

    I gotta hit da hay…

    Early day tomorrow.

    Sweet Warrior Beat 500 dreams!

  351. al ™ January 7, 2009 11:52 pm

    no wonder whitey is up so early for breakfast of champions.

    rasu….good to see you about. picking up fares only i hope?

  352. al ™ January 8, 2009 12:07 am

    you mean that they still have hay filled beds in waimea?
    oh yeah, its cowboy country yah?

  353. Kekoa (iPhone) January 8, 2009 12:28 am

    Howzit Homes!

    Did daughter girl arrive safely at her institution of higher learning?

  354. Kekoa (iPhone) January 8, 2009 12:33 am

    whoops…had that note to Homey in the que for yesterday on my iPhone, and wen I just now logged on, it sent it out!

    But it all counts towards our numbers!

  355. homey ℞ January 8, 2009 12:38 am

    Kekoa – She made it back. Goes to Iowa for an interview tomorrow.

    …and tell your iPhone to stop bothering me! Goodnight everyone!

  356. 1surfahoutawatah January 8, 2009 1:12 am

    too bad for attrice least he got a kick doin it.oh hey sup! dmn its late. had to catch up.
    st:wow! ricky hesia the boxer.long time never hear that name.went same intermediate school. anyway peace out.

  357. lasu begasu January 8, 2009 1:53 am


  358. lasu begasu January 8, 2009 1:55 am

    any eyetalians out there, dem buggas from da old country are cheap

  359. 99club January 8, 2009 1:56 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    (future radio broadcast) ….and it’s a fade to the back of the end zone…Stewart comes down with it for the touchdown in what was basically a jump ball! Touchdown Hawaii!

    Nice article on Destin Stewart ST. Hope he keeps growin’.

  360. lasu begasu January 8, 2009 1:56 am

    i should count my blessing, at least BHF2 stay quiet tonite

  361. 99club January 8, 2009 1:57 am

    Did they lose it all on the tables before you picked ’em up?

  362. lasu begasu January 8, 2009 1:59 am

    Howz Myong Dong doing?
    I know they stay waiting for Mrs LV to come shop again.

  363. lasu begasu January 8, 2009 2:01 am

    not these guys, oh well, can’t win ’em all

  364. lasu begasu January 8, 2009 2:02 am

    onoru banmei shigan ishimnika?

  365. lasu begasu January 8, 2009 2:03 am

    4 am already

  366. lasu begasu January 8, 2009 2:05 am

    call me, it’s 2009!
    Time to start actual planning
    for Sept.

  367. lasu begasu January 8, 2009 2:08 am

    now sleepy….

  368. 99club January 8, 2009 2:10 am

    I’ll let you know in March when I head there for a couple weeks. Frequent flyer miles are great.

  369. 99club January 8, 2009 2:22 am

    Off to the salt mines…

  370. lasu begasu January 8, 2009 2:42 am

    99 looking forward to seeing you again
    after 0408 post, I fell asleep, in front of da ‘putor

  371. lasu begasu January 8, 2009 2:43 am

    slept 34 minutes, lucky I nevah fall off da chair

  372. maryann(e) January 8, 2009 2:45 am

    Hi LV,
    Whats Up?

  373. las vegas January 8, 2009 2:46 am

    no talk to me you two-timer

  374. maryann(e) January 8, 2009 2:48 am

    Don’t be mad, Jason is so cute KoaMahu and I cannot keep our hands off of him

  375. Pomai January 8, 2009 2:51 am

    Thanks LV you always manage to give me a chuckle #372 & 3

  376. las vegas January 8, 2009 2:51 am

    It’s just not right, a girl(?) like you carrying around a little Korean boy
    at UH, going from class to class

  377. maryann(e) January 8, 2009 2:58 am

    What the heck is Pomai talking about?
    Must be all the moonshine he’s hiding from the revenoors

  378. las vegas January 8, 2009 3:02 am

    Hey! no pick on Pomai!
    Da bugga stay da kine.
    Y’know daa kiiiine.
    Bumbye he geev ’em to you
    Plus he gotta watch out for deer ticks and Rocky mountain spotted fever.

  379. Pomai January 8, 2009 3:03 am

    Hey no tell!!!!

  380. 99club January 8, 2009 3:03 am

    Laughing as I head out the door. I’ll be there Sep 19th, LV! Driving out this time. Looking forward to it.

  381. maryann(e) January 8, 2009 3:04 am

    Ohhh daa Kiiine.
    I still think he is a rather handsome man, you just have to squint a little and look slightly to the left.

  382. las vegas January 8, 2009 3:06 am

    No no no, that’s his dog, he’s the one with clothes on

  383. Pomai January 8, 2009 3:06 am

    Had to move the operation more back in da hills, so had foah cut plenty trees down, you like me send you some, good for make da kine.

  384. maryann(e) January 8, 2009 3:07 am


  385. maryann(e) January 8, 2009 3:09 am

    Pomai, are you offerering what i think you are?
    I think a few mason jars of that will make even that butt ugly las vegas cute.

  386. Pomai January 8, 2009 3:09 am

    No moah dog, had foah get rid of him, now git two big racoon’s gauarding da operation, dem buggah mean I tell you.

  387. Pomai January 8, 2009 3:11 am

    Eh no take dat much jars, dis stuff really good, 3 months vintage.

  388. las vegas January 8, 2009 3:12 am

    Talk about Ugaleee, you da winnah maryann(e).
    Yo mustache is so thick that even the ukus cannot find room.
    You da onliest person in da worldwho braids her nose hair!

  389. maryann(e) January 8, 2009 3:14 am

    lv, you are so fat, when you fart you can hear a sonic boom in Kahalui.

  390. maryann(e) January 8, 2009 3:16 am

    Ok enough of that, I’m sorry Mr.Pomai for saying you were ugly.
    But could you blame me?

  391. Pomai January 8, 2009 3:18 am

    One word of caution, wen you go drink dis kine no go fut cause goin be one big explosion if you near one open flame.

  392. las vegas January 8, 2009 3:21 am

    I see your point maryann(e).
    But don’t you think this gentleman has to live with this everyday?

    Can you not imagine, the broken mirrors, family members screaming into the night, young mothers hiding little kids behind them when he goes to Walmart.

  393. Pomai January 8, 2009 3:26 am

    Eh I no go walmart any moah, to many people recognize me after I wen star in da movie wit dat guy burt reynolds, I was da one playing da banjo, pretty good yeah?

  394. bighilofan2 January 8, 2009 3:28 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere!

    Howzit LV. cannot wait fo 9/19, renew my vows. 😀

  395. bighilofan2 January 8, 2009 3:34 am

    howzit. you guyz 2 funny.

  396. maryann(e) January 8, 2009 3:37 am

    squeal like a pig! whooooeeeee

  397. Pomai January 8, 2009 3:38 am

    Well now that bighilofan2 is here I guess I will go shovel the three inches of snow the fell last night, yuck!!

  398. maryann(e) January 8, 2009 3:39 am

    When we reach 400, LV an I will retire to our respective beds

  399. las vegas January 8, 2009 3:41 am

    Thank god for that maryann(e), you flatulant Jersey cow.

  400. Pomai January 8, 2009 3:41 am

    Nah maryann(e) dat wuz my cousin BillyBob who had dat part!!!!! I no like dat kine.

  401. maryann(e), January 8, 2009 3:42 am

    same to you okole face

  402. maryann(e), January 8, 2009 3:44 am

    good nite Pomai, bhf2 and you too,unibrow head

  403. bighilofan2 January 8, 2009 3:48 am

    I knew it!

    i turn my back an…. LV and Maryann(e). 2 timahz! 😀

  404. bighilofan2 January 8, 2009 3:49 am

    chrow sum snow on doze hotties, Pomai!

  405. bighilofan2 January 8, 2009 3:54 am

    i wuz re-reading some of last August’s commentary from ST about the upcoming season, 08. Looking back, so I can feel better about looking foward.

    imo, De Laura and his gang can make a big impact on next year’s team, help Warriors plan their schedule and regimens.

    AND, receivers, make use of the JUGS. team up. make a schedule, in the weightroom and with the JUGS.

  406. bighilofan2 January 8, 2009 4:29 am

    I hope the 3 Long Beach guyz have a fun recruit trip here this weekend, both in and out of the football world. get canoe races this weekend,
    church. PCC… bulla… all kinds of fun stuff. 😀

  407. wafan January 8, 2009 5:22 am

    A very wet morning to all!

    Okay, not as wet as that girl got after being drenched with the guys pee.

    And, why pee into a plastic bag? Kind of weird — to look at it? Would a rigid type container (i.e., #10 coffee can) work better in terms of stability?

  408. bighilofan2 January 8, 2009 5:24 am


    dat is sick sick sick. sumbuddy chrow one bowl pee on me, i hirin dat 4 year old wit da shotgun fo solve dat prolem! 😀

  409. wafan January 8, 2009 5:26 am

    2 hour school delay because of the weather. Flooding is really bad for a lot of people — losing their homes, cars and possessions. Some of them just got their lives back together after the flooding last year. Sad.

    Hopefully, there will be no loss of life this year.

  410. bighilofan2 January 8, 2009 5:27 am

    wafan, howzit.

    hows da I-5 in your area? my friend says you guyz getting it bad.

  411. wafan January 8, 2009 5:28 am

    bhf2 . . .

    HA! Never thought of that combination.

  412. bighilofan2 January 8, 2009 5:28 am

    i guess he was right. Sad.

  413. bighilofan2 January 8, 2009 5:31 am

    da 4 year old, about da right height to end da pointy prolem. 😆

  414. bighilofan2 January 8, 2009 5:32 am

    whichremiknds me…..


    howzit. hope you recovering well. 1

  415. wafan January 8, 2009 5:34 am

    bhf2 . . .

    I-5 is closed down south in the Centralia-Chehalis area, probably through tonight and maybe tomorrow. I do not think they had tdo close I-5 near Puyallup last night. Mountain passes are still closed, so east-west traffic is at a complete stop.

    First the snow, then ice, and now the rain. Sheesh.

    When does summer arrive?

  416. bighilofan2 January 8, 2009 5:43 am

    thanks for the update Wafan. my friend almost drove off the 5 due to black ice right before XMas. first timer! and now the mushh.

  417. bighilofan2 January 8, 2009 5:45 am

    you think we’ll get news on Williams’ paperwork go/no go today?

  418. bighilofan2 January 8, 2009 5:53 am


    is Kainoa LaCount already here? wuz rereading last year’s Feb blog about him committing, then this past summer he had one more class to complete to get his AA at College of the Canyons. I’m guessing he’s good to go, but just wondering about his status with school starting next week and all.

  419. bighilofan2 January 8, 2009 5:54 am


    mind doing a story on the big guyz in next week’s blogs? thanks.

  420. bighilofan2 January 8, 2009 5:56 am

    is Keala getting invited to da combine? always thought he had the intellect, speed and size.

  421. d1島 January 8, 2009 6:10 am

    Great Morning All!

    ….less than 80 to go!

  422. d1島 January 8, 2009 6:11 am


    Sorry to hear about the weather woes. Take care.

  423. wafan January 8, 2009 6:20 am

    Well, if the goal is 500 then I will do my share.

  424. wafan January 8, 2009 6:21 am

    Hi d1!

    Is son back at school? The trip back will be wet and cool rather than icy and cold.

  425. d1島 January 8, 2009 6:22 am

    …another day, more Continental Sports Channel. 😉

  426. d1島 January 8, 2009 6:24 am


    The school has a Jan term that he is not participating in this year so he is home for another month. 🙂

  427. wafan January 8, 2009 6:28 am

    Good for him! A month of mom’s home cooking. Yum.

    Might make it more difficult to leave when it is time, though.

  428. wafan January 8, 2009 6:29 am

    Looks like the water hose from Hawai’i is moving northward!!!

  429. wafan January 8, 2009 6:30 am

    TIme to head out for school.

    2 hours late much better than a cancellation — no need to make it up at the end of the year!!!

  430. wafan January 8, 2009 6:33 am

    Good for Horizon Air!

    o/w walkup prices from PDX to SEA were lowered to around $120. They are stepping up to help people stuck by the flooding and closure of I-5.

    Apparently they are very busy!

  431. Stretch January 8, 2009 6:48 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

  432. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:00 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  433. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:01 am

    60 sometin more to go, eh?

  434. 99club January 8, 2009 7:01 am

    430’s…almost there.

    Rough wx on the west coast and it’s unseasonably warm here in TX. 73 today.

    Who you guys/gals got tonight? I’m hoping for Oklahoma to blow out Florida. Too bad that RB is out for OK. Tough not to play in the big game after all the work during the year.

  435. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:01 am

    So- what’s the weather usually like in March up wafan’s way?

  436. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:02 am

    I’m thinking about hauling the crew up there on Spring Break to celebrate Lilu’s first birthday a week late.

  437. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:04 am

    Hiya, 99!

  438. 99club January 8, 2009 7:04 am

    Hi Liz ‘n’ Stretch…just home for lunch helpin’ out the 500 cause. I guess tonight’s game is a MNF situation for Hawaii viewers since the game’s on before pau work.

  439. 99club January 8, 2009 7:09 am

    Back to the salt mines…

  440. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:09 am

    Thanks, 99!

  441. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:10 am

    I gotta bocha and get ready for work… hope some peeps wake up soon!

  442. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:10 am

    808Ike, where you stay???

  443. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:11 am

    Hope SteveM is feeling bettah.

  444. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:11 am

    Myki and sjmacro???

  445. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:12 am

    Coach bulla?

  446. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:12 am


  447. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:13 am


  448. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:13 am


  449. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:13 am

    ST- no change da blog yet, pls!

  450. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:14 am


  451. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:17 am

    anyone? anyone?

  452. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:19 am

    Posted on: Thursday, January 8, 2009

    University of Hawaii football, volleyball revenue down $1.25M
    Football, women’s volleyball see drop in game attendance

  453. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:19 am

    By Ferd Lewis
    Advertiser Staff Writer

    The University of Hawai’i’s two major fall sports — football and women’s volleyball — took a combined $1.25 million hit at the box office in 2008 compared with 2007, early reflections of how the economic downturn is affecting the athletic program.

  454. whitey January 8, 2009 7:19 am

    good morning tsaikos. feeling a little better, but still groggy.

  455. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:20 am

    The combination of a struggling football team that went 7-7 on the heels of a 12-1 championship season the year before, and the tightening economy produced a $1.2 million drop in football ticket revenue, according to unaudited figures from UH.

  456. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:20 am

    Meanwhile, the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team came in $55,000 below 2007, UH said.

    “The numbers aren’t a surprise to me, but they are a little disappointing,” said Jim Donovan, UH athletic director. “We’re seeing it in every sector (of business) and we, especially, started to feel it from early November on.”

  457. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:21 am

    Hi whitey!!!

  458. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:21 am

    Football and women’s volleyball are two of the three biggest revenue-producing sports in the 19-team lineup at UH. Men’s basketball, whose season is currently under way, is the other.

    As a result, UH officials said they are projecting as much as a $3 million shortfall of the $29.5 million budget for the current fiscal year.

  459. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:21 am

    Donovan said a hiring freeze and containment measures have been undertaken in an attempt to reduce the deficit.

    “We have asked our people to cut back and be prudent in their spending,” he said.

    Donovan said he has not ruled out job cuts but said those, if they come, would be decided on in the spring.

  460. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:22 am

    The athletic department has run at a deficit since 2002. When Donovan replaced Herman Frazier 10 months ago, UH had accumulated a net deficit of $4.4 million to $6 million, according to insider estimates. The annual independent audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, which must be approved by the Board of Regents, is scheduled to be released next month.

  461. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:22 am

    Football season ticket renewals, which are due to go out shortly, will remain at last season’s prices, Donovan said.

    “Obviously, the public is hurting right now and we’re not about to raise prices,” he said.

  462. whitey January 8, 2009 7:23 am

    didn’t realize that they lost that much, but i think it will get better this year with both sports.

  463. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:23 am

    earnings hit low point

    Football ticket revenue for 2008 was the lowest since 2005, when UH earned $4.12 million. Last year, in the march to the Sugar Bowl, UH took in $5.85 million. UH had seven home games for all but the 2006 season, when it had eight.

    Despite an increase of nearly 5,000 season tickets over 2007 to 27,585, average per-game attendance dropped from 41,325 to 33,691 in 2008, according to unaudited figures.

  464. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:23 am

    Average Rainbow Wahine volleyball attendance dropped from 6,452 in 2007 to 5,944 in 2008.

    The athletic department generates about 83 percent of its $29.5 million operating budget. The remainder, about $4.6 million, comes from university general funds and goes for the operation of lower campus facilities ($1.4 million) and scholarship support ($3.2 million), according to UH.

    One bright note for UH is expected to be a rise in its television/pay-per-view rights fees. For the 2007 season, UH received $2.54 million and is expected to receive approximately $2.61 million for 2008.

  465. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:23 am

    The difference, officials at UH and its partners, KFVE and Oceanic Time Warner Cable, said, came through a renegotiated contract and the debut of a special road games package for season ticket holders that brought in $320,958 to total sales of $4.1 million.

    To entice season ticket renewals and new sales, UH and its partners made available a pay-per-view package of five of the six UH away games for $99 to season ticket holders, a 65 percent discount off the price to non-season ticket holders. Otherwise, Donovan said, “the pay-per-view sales mirrored our slump (at the box office).”

  466. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:24 am

    Donovan said the road game special for season ticket holders will be retained in 2009, though prices have yet to be set.

    Oceanic is refunding approximately $115,000 to subscribers who were affected by satellite transmission problems early in the Fresno State and New Mexico State football games.

    In addition, UH dropped some prices for family seating sections in selected end zone areas at Aloha Stadium and in the upper level for arena sports.


  467. whitey January 8, 2009 7:26 am

    g morning liz. looks like that is why the major fundraiser is needed to offset the loss. uh needs help and i am sure that all of us will do our part in helping the program. go tsaikos!!!!!

  468. bstunna2002 January 8, 2009 7:29 am

    I think some players who normally help out Miano in his speed and quickness camps should be on campus helping our “09 warriors get ready being that it’s against NCAA rules for coaches to be at workouts in the off season until spring ball. I’m hoping John Estes steps up to be a leader this year along with Rocky. Hopefully everyone can make a commitment to train hard this off season and hopefully most can stay the summer so we can build that team comraderie and cohesiveness this will be key next season for a team that lost 35 seniors some one set up some unofficial workouts.

  469. jm2375 January 8, 2009 7:31 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    What wen happen to the midnight crew? Where’s pride.?

    I have feeling ST going post later cuz he gotta go game(s) tonight. Opening night of men’s VB!!!

    Will I see anyone tomorrow night at the game?

  470. whitey January 8, 2009 7:37 am

    ok, got to go, have a great day and looks like going get sunshine today.

  471. bighilofan2 January 8, 2009 7:39 am

    Good morning LizK, whitey, jm2375.

    i’m ready to buy my 2 season tix, sue wants to go by da middle, i wanna stay puttt. guess we’ll…. stay puttt… 😀

  472. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:44 am

    maybe Sue and come sit wid us 😉


  473. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:44 am

    sue CAN come sit wid us…

  474. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 8, 2009 7:45 am


  475. bighilofan2 January 8, 2009 7:45 am


    great idea about players steppin up to help da new Warriors in the off season. tuffin da new buggaz up. reminds me of the stories of old Hawaii, juxtapozed fo yoa enjoyment.

    “…the inhabitants of Hawai crouched tonite in lsuperstishus terror, for the wrath of [Mauna Loa] da BCS……natives [UH Warriors] …. are huddled togedda like cowed chilren in their houses and grass huts fearful of the fate which may awate them. superstishun leads them to believe that the end of the world is at hand….” :mrgreen:

  476. bighilofan2 January 8, 2009 7:51 am

    i say wit sum extra trainin and D1 home cookin, we can supahsize da oline. :mrgreen: da coaches gotta make up dare minds. we make em big like Quentin and day no like. :mrgreen:

    and i really really believe coaches lookin too much in da mirror, pretty boy stuff. I like see day teach da braddaz how for wackah not ha’a..


  477. bighilofan2 January 8, 2009 7:53 am


    take em. mo fo me. mahshfiika. 😎

  478. Da Punchbowl Kid January 8, 2009 7:56 am

    Good morning bhf2! Howzit Lizzie Girl. Hows errybody today? 😉

  479. bighilofan2 January 8, 2009 7:56 am

    Kinda Shy,

    good morning.

    yank out da hose and get dat big D back to work!


  480. bighilofan2 January 8, 2009 7:58 am

    Good morning DPK

    howz your day looking? you going to da KK, right? looking forward to seeing you again.

  481. bighilofan2 January 8, 2009 8:05 am

    gotta go.

    hi ho hi ho.kekoa, Pride,Koakane, al, everybody…
    sorry i missed you this morning….
    have a great day y’all kanaks an tuna eatahz. 🙂

    i going wait watcha today. 😆
    i going do alotta waittn and alotta watchin. :mrgreen:

    den i get to watch da Bull Crap Sh… later on, afta i take a half cruuz around da bay. :mrgreen:

    see yaa ———

    exme wooossshhhhh

  482. Kekoa January 8, 2009 8:09 am

    Whitey ~ Kapalua (Plantation Course)…Parker Mac tees off at 11:20…

    BHF ~ You could be in trouble if you stay put…Susan might use your Bannah to wrap fish!

  483. bstunna2002 January 8, 2009 8:11 am

    if the defense can play within the gameplan and keep the level of intensity high and mistakes to a minimum, If the offense can have fun on the field and the oline can play with some swag and attitude then The Warriors will have a succesful “09 and win at least 10 games these are the thngs we lacked this season for example against Cincy the D didn’t play with the same intensity they started out the game with same with the O they stopped having fun after the first turnover.

  484. myki January 8, 2009 8:15 am

    Good morning to all!!

    Looks like everyone has been working hard to reach another Tsai-ko set goal.

    Hope JD is doing well and will be back good as new. Looking forward to MVB tonight. We’re giving up our seats in the lower bowl and moving to the upper section to save on the premium charges. We actually get a better view of the court from the new location. Hope to see some of you tonight.

  485. Pride. January 8, 2009 8:15 am

    Just gotta do it RIGHT, and do it 100%.

  486. jm2375 January 8, 2009 8:20 am

    OK, question for da gurus. We’ve all been harping on da Bull Crap System for a long time – da rich get richer and da poor stay begging for scraps. But, is it just my imagination or is there more parity between the BC$ and us guys (“mid-majors”) these days? Is this mainly due to the scholarship limits? Da big teams no can sign 60 recruits anymore just to keep them away from other teams.

  487. Da Punchbowl Kid January 8, 2009 8:21 am

    100% of the time!

  488. Stretch January 8, 2009 8:23 am

    January 8th, 2009 at 8:15 am
    Hope JD is doing well and will be back good as new. Looking forward to MVB tonight. We’re giving up our seats in the lower bowl and moving to the upper section to save on the premium charges. We actually get a better view of the court from the new location. Hope to see some of you tonight.

    No act, you guys got smart. No sense pay the premium fees when you can buy the cheaper seats in the upper sections then move down since nobody goes to the MVB games. I going tell JD to keep an eye on you two!!

  489. koakane™ January 8, 2009 8:34 am

    8) morning tsai-ko country, auwe sun trying to puka thru some clouds but oddah than that looking mighty fine so far.

    beeg game this afternoon, any one planning to catch it somewhere? any idea if the golf is being televised this am?

    checking out blog and noticed bhf2 and lizk up all night keeping the gang entertained 😆 au’wrte good going. and lizk dong a garret was pretty shaka mucho info.

    my aloha to jd and hope he is doing better. as someone said water, agua, and more lau wai. get well soon but some good rest while recovering.

  490. TOM January 8, 2009 8:37 am

    JD and KindaShy – hope Jim is recovering nicely and KindaShy for her assistance as a nurse!

  491. MeiLing January 8, 2009 8:38 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    Good article on Ingram. When is the East-West game?

    I’m missing the game tonight, because I have to go to a wedding. Argh!

  492. duffer January 8, 2009 8:42 am

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

    Closing in on 500!

  493. TOM January 8, 2009 8:42 am

    500 is close at hand!

    Hope that the sportswriters get the message to vote Utah as #1. Hopefully it will send a message to those BCS guys that there are other teams worthy of consideration and not just a crumb from their table. Florida and Oklahoma – one of them will have two losses and the winner one – but Utah is unbeaten. (Not a Utah fan but want recognition for us mid-majors!)

  494. bstunna2002 January 8, 2009 8:44 am

    I think recruits are weighing other factors like playing time. Think about being a tailback at USC they get the cream of the crop rb’s year in year out but what if they recruit six that year and one turns out to be a Reggie Bush type of back others lower on the list won’t smell the field or you can go to a mid major and be maybe a 3 yr starter. The scholarship amount also plays a big part because wealthier schools could afford the limit but smaller schools might have ben able to only afford 2/3 of the limit in scholarships it also forces schools to look alot harder at who they’re recruitng.

  495. koakane™ January 8, 2009 8:55 am

    much being said about the recruits, their size, times, ethic background etc… nuff already the proof of what they are made of will come on the first day of practice when they strap it up to earn their positions. many questions will be answered by den. be positive, be supportive, give time and believe.

    09 oline goning be fine 😈

  496. sjmacro January 8, 2009 9:00 am

    Stretch: Actually our good lower bowl seats were so good we couldn’t see the near sidelines. Had a hard time helping out the blind 😯 linesman. Also maybe I can buy you a beer when you come. Too bad no $1 Heines. 😀

  497. las vegas January 8, 2009 9:18 am

    where is everybody?

  498. las vegas January 8, 2009 9:20 am

    this would be cheating? or is it?

  499. las vegas January 8, 2009 9:21 am

    Left ankle hurts, sorta swollen, what gives?

  500. koakane™ January 8, 2009 9:22 am

    new post up

  501. las vegas January 8, 2009 9:23 am

    shhhh, dat would be 500

  502. BigWave96744 January 9, 2009 2:41 am

    I don’t know what you mean that Grasso was the worst punter????
    In 2007 we hardly punted all season.
    In 2008 he was named the NaKoa Special Teams Player of the Year

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