Warriors: Space jam

HOUSTON — Mixing time and space, the Warriors went on an excursion today to NASA’s Johnson Space Center. After that, they studied and rested. They practice this afternoon.

Duke Bukoski:

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Jordan Pu‘u-Robinson and Sean Shigematsu:

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Pu‘u-Robinson and his brother:

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Kody Afusia:

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Ikaika Woolsey and Kody Afusia:

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Lance Williams and Farrington High math teacher Sylvia Koo:

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Jason Muraoka and Penitito Faalologo:

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Quinton Pedroza and Bukoski:


  1. gigi-hawaii October 3, 2014 9:38 am

    What fun!
    Glad everyone had a good time!

  2. gigi-hawaii October 3, 2014 9:39 am

    no wonder your post is late.
    The photos were worth waiting for.

  3. cocobean October 3, 2014 9:44 am

    k49. Gourmet loco mo. The people at Grace’s let me order my loco with gravy on the rice, next a sunny side egg face down on the rice then the burger and more gravy.
    I like the taste of gravy and egg yolk.

  4. Stephen Tsai October 3, 2014 9:50 am

    It was a fun trip out to the space center. I tried to beat the buses back because there were problems with the hotel elevators this morning. One of the trainers was stuck for a bit, or so they say.

  5. gigi-hawaii October 3, 2014 9:52 am

    Ew, stuck in an elevator.
    What a nightmare.
    Thank goodness, I don’t live in a condo.

  6. gigi-hawaii October 3, 2014 9:53 am

    What caused the elevator to stick?
    Heavy weight of the football players?

  7. cocobean October 3, 2014 9:54 am

    Gigi. Regarding your suggestion I apply for the OC job. I feel like it would be a disservice to the team for me to apply. I’m a professed retired arm chair QB who is very close in age to you and your hubby.

    The know it all in me at times can’t resist to post my OPINIONS here. I try try to convey that I know these are just my opinions based on how I interpret what I see going on with the program. I try to keep my criticisms objective and not let my frustrations taint what I post.

    This is how you should take my long winded posts. It’s like when you and your Hubby is watching the UH of your wide screen high def. The team is struggling to score TDs. At some point your Hubby will comment to you…”Chow should do…….” You should take my posts in that vein.

  8. gigi-hawaii October 3, 2014 9:55 am

    eh, no worries!

  9. gigi-hawaii October 3, 2014 9:58 am

    Many times, I have had to keep hubby from throwing his rubber slippah at the TV.
    Anyway, we are UH alumni and we are still loyal to our team.

    I wish so many of us weren’t fair weather fans.

  10. gigi-hawaii October 3, 2014 10:02 am

    In fact, hubby used to belong to the UH band and played his clarinet at all of the UH games in Aloha Stadium.

    He did that at Roosevelt High games, too. That’s why he knows the Alma Mater and I don’t.

  11. kawika49 October 3, 2014 10:07 am

    Hawaiian Telephone cafeteria (Moanalua Yard), back in the 70’s had the best Loco Mocos.

  12. kawika49 October 3, 2014 10:19 am

    Mr. Arkangel, was the bestest boss; when I had a boss. He had/has class.

  13. gigi-hawaii October 3, 2014 10:22 am

    Hubby has been muttering at the above comments.
    So I told him to write a comment of his own or shaddup.

  14. Mr. Gigi October 3, 2014 10:24 am

    Now that I am getting a new 65″ 4 K ultra high definition 3D TV I will refrain from throwing my slipper no matter how bad the offensive calls are!

  15. 3-Prong October 3, 2014 10:30 am

    SET IKAIKA FREE! Remember the first drive vs Washington? Let him move, roll out, scramble. That’s his strength. Dont turn him into a pocket passer on 3rd ater two running plays.

    Just a little armchair QBing on an Aloha Friday in Paradise.

    Let’s Go Bows! This is the week!

  16. Former UH Athlete October 3, 2014 10:30 am

    Since we’re talking about science and the smarter things… just saw this interesting article. BE WARNED… MATHEMATICS ARE INVOLVED


    I believe these numbers are through 2013 season, so 2014 isn’t factored in.

  17. Former UH Athlete October 3, 2014 10:31 am

    Stats are from 2009-2013 seasons.

  18. Tempmanoa October 3, 2014 10:45 am

    Detected some sarcasm in your applying for OC remark.
    Today compared to several years ago, fans have access to a lot more information and video on teams and have more understanding of offenses than they did in the old days. Now a football fan is as knowledgeable as say a baseball fan is about strategy. And we can make simple comparisons between our offense, other offenses that perform better, and our offenses during previous coaches. We have access to statistics. We can see computer simulations, and we can use simulations to test offenses and defenses.
    That is a long way from being even a tenth of a real offensive coordinator, but fans do have far more understanding behind their opinions than you might expect. A good example, is volleyball, where the average level of fan knowledge is much greater than in places where volleyball is not played so much at the club level.

  19. beans October 3, 2014 10:54 am

    I just found out today that the Rice/UH game is available to HonTel TV customers. ch 969. $75. Available 1 hour before kickoff (12:00)
    I called HonTel last week and was told only oceanic was carrying it. Wow talk about misinformation.
    got to go with the dry rub smoked baby back ribs tomorrow. Hoping our team does a little smoking themselves…….no not that kind…….. Smoke Rice!

  20. NotNasti October 3, 2014 10:57 am


    UH: 16 Rice: 27

  21. kawika49 October 3, 2014 11:08 am

    Pomai don’t lose that numbah, it’s the omly wan iget…
    Thanks bruddah

  22. Andrew October 3, 2014 11:10 am

    I’m having a difficult time coming up with a prediction. I’m praying that the offense will finally click on this game. I think the defense will hold their own and special teams will be on it as usual.

    UH – 27
    Rice – 24

    I also think special teams comes up with a huge play on this game that will push the team over the top.

  23. kawika49 October 3, 2014 11:13 am

    Andrew, Andrew, Andrew….Yes,…Go Bows.

  24. Tofuzuke October 3, 2014 11:24 am

    Holoholo to NASA’s Johnson Space Center, rest, then practice about game time. Sounds good! We had 2 weeks to prep, and I’m excited for the team. Offense coming out fired up, defense can’t be stopped! Warriors, good luck!

  25. Former UH Athlete October 3, 2014 11:32 am

    15… They have been rolling him out, but he’s taking too long to pull the trigger and when he does, can’t hit the target.

    You cannot expect to win a lot of games in today’s game if you don’t have a quality QB. PERIOD. END OF STORY. If your QB is not reliable, your punter will get a lot of playing time. UH could have Chip Kelly or June Jones as OC right now and their offense struggle also because the QB isn’t making the plays.

    Look at USC last year, they had horrible QB play last year and barely made a bowl game, which is the USC equivalent to a 2 or 3 win UH team in their expectations.

    Look at the struggles Fresno & San Jose St have had this year now that they have QB issues. Fresno only has wins over FCS member So. Utah, and a terrible UNM team. Fresno has been non-competitive vs quality teams. SJSU has only beaten FCS member North Dakota (not to be confused with FCS power N. Dakota St.). The QB threw a pick 6 put the game out of reach vs Nevada.

    If not for an experienced Cody Fajardo, Nevada would likely be 1-3. Boise St has taken big steps backward on offense ever since Kellen Moore graduated. IMO Hedrick stinks.

    Looking at the Top 25, there isn’t a single average or below average QB. They are all good to excellent. Some aren’t spectacular, but they keep the chains moving.

    The UH QBs all know they need to play better and I have confidence they will get better. My 2 cents as arm chair OC is that UH needs more quick passes, 3 and 5 step dropbacks. The idea is to reduce the amount of time the QB holds the ball. Woosley’s biggest issue is that he seems to get happy-feet once he has the ball over 2.5 seconds, even when not under pressure. The longer he holds the ball the less accurate he gets because his feet aren’t set and shoulders don’t get square. As much as I like to watch QBs that are able to make reads and go through progressions quickly, that’s just not a viable option right now, so UH has to go to dink and dunk routes even if its only 3-7 yard gains. At this point its asking way too much for our inexperienced WRs to read zones and sit in the holes AND have the QB read and find the targets.

  26. hatakeman October 3, 2014 11:34 am

    Thanks ST for the pixs. Good to see the players having an opportunity to relax a bit and to visit the Johnson Space Center. Go Bows!!!

  27. Tempmanoa October 3, 2014 11:37 am

    I picked Hawaii to win in three of their games and was wrong every time, but close on the points. This game, though, is hard for me. Either team could win this one without any big surprises. If we can control Rice’s offense and drop them from 35 points per game to 14, and we can jack the offense enough to score two TD’s and a field goal, we can win a defensive struggle. If however, Rice moves the ball and scores– even if below their average– then that would be a good defensive effort, but not enough for our offense to win the game. To boil it down– defense plays lights out and special game, we can squeak out a win with special tams and offense.

  28. Former UH Athlete October 3, 2014 11:38 am

    Wondering when Harding is going to take off and run on 4th down? I haven’t tracked if there’s been room to run or if the opponent has guys there to cover Harding. I do know Harding has taken some hits. Which from what I’ve heard are legal hits as Harding leaves the “pocket”.

    Also, did anybody else see the Arizona QB pooch punch a perfect roller downed at the Oregon 1?

  29. Old School Dave October 3, 2014 11:46 am

    Artie Wilson this morning predicting a UH loss. He sounded pretty negative. Responding to a caller’s question, Artie emphatically said that “June Jones is not a quitter.” He reported that Jones is enjoying life playing golf and taking it easy. Jones had been thinking of resigning over the summer, according to Wilson.
    Just reporting what was heard this morning.

  30. hatakeman October 3, 2014 11:46 am

    I always wonder how WRs for other teams find a way to be open or to get open, while our WRs seem to be covered most, if not all of the time. Is it lack of player skills or a failure on the coaching staff to find ways to get them open? I think it is the latter. And yes, Ikaika holds on to the ball waaaay toooo long. Sean Schroeder was like that his junior year, but was really improved his senior year. Ikaika is on the early part of his learning curve. The question is whether we can or should wait till he shows improvement. Tomorrow’s game will tell us a lot about where he now is on the learning curve.

  31. Shoko October 3, 2014 11:47 am

    Yep, seen Solomon make a nice pooch down at the one yard.

    I think most teams expect Harding could take off and run, so I doubt it would be very effective because you lose that element of surprise when Harding is punting. Maybe if he passes but I never seen Harding throw.

    For all I know he might throw like a girl…lol

  32. Old School Dave October 3, 2014 11:48 am

    Wow!! That’s a lot of people who watched a high school game.


  33. Andrew October 3, 2014 11:51 am


    Yeah that’s a huge gamble that Chow I’m sure has been thinking about. It would be nice stick with Woolsey for his development, but of course like everyone knows they have to perform and win now. If they wait too long, there will be a new staff instead. My big fear is that if things don’t improve (knock on wood) and there is a change in staff, how much will that change recruiting? I mean the new staff could be great at recruiting, but will the current signees like Zwahlen, etc decide that they want to go elsewhere? Plus we don’t know what style the new coach would bring in and how long it would take for the players to buy in on that new system, and for them to get their own recruits in to fit that system.

  34. Former UH Athlete October 3, 2014 12:13 pm

    31… Pretty sure the leash will be short for Woosley in the event he struggles again. Schroeder learned the hard way that he needed to get the ball out quicker as his OLine wasn’t protecting at all. This year’s OLine has been much better and has improved to the point where it’s not an issue.

    Part of the WR corps issues are that 2 probable starters are out for the year (Haynes & Stubblefield). Not only 2 probably starters, but also two only true deep threats UH has on roster. Add the Kirkwood transfer right before the season and that’s essentially 3 starters/high playing time WRs gone.

    I think the WR situation has been a bit exaggerated because of the QBs having issues finding them. There have been drops, but I don’t think there have been any more that any other given year. Still think the 2012 season was much worse in terms of dropped balls. Just seems worse this year because the WRs have had fewer catchable balls their direction or the QB doesn’t find the WR that has gotten open.

  35. oneseason October 3, 2014 12:13 pm

    #26 FUHA … USC was 9-4 in regular season, which gave them some margin on bowl eligibility. They fired the HC after his loss to Arizona State, when they were at 3-2. Without Kiffin, they did a lot better, including defeating Stanford.

    “Look at USC last year, they had horrible QB play last year and barely made a bowl game, which is the USC equivalent to a 2 or 3 win UH team in their expectations.”

    Interestingly enough, Cody Kessler (same QB as last year) seems to be doing fine this year under HC Sarkisian. … according to their local news anyway (http://www.latimes.com/sports/usc/la-sp-usc-kessler-20141002-story.html
    ). With the USC-ASU rematch this weekend, maybe we can see what difference coaching makes.

  36. Hodad October 3, 2014 12:15 pm

    How can Artie say June Jones is NOT a quitter? He quit on his team after two devastating losses.

  37. Former UH Athlete October 3, 2014 12:17 pm

    33… Bishop Gormon is the real deal. They’re really good and very well funded. I’ve been to their campus in Las Vegas and it’s pretty awesome for a prep school. Much better facilities than UH Football.

    You can google their facility pictures. I am hoping for a Punahou vs Gishop Gorman matchup in the future. Would be a fun game.

  38. cocobean October 3, 2014 12:20 pm

    broken record. i repeat again tweak the formations and play calling before you change the QB. it is still my opinion that Graham wouldn’t find much success either running the O as it’s presently set up.

    it is still my opinion that Chow should spend more energy OCing and less time HCing. He’s a proven OC and an unproven HC as his record indicates. He should help himself out as a HC by taking ownership over the offense, for this season at least. his game planning by committee is not working. he is the one person on staff that can actually fix the O. that should be his only focus for now. adminstrative duties be damned or delegated.

  39. Former UH Athlete October 3, 2014 12:26 pm

    Hodad… In all fairness to JJ, I think his “resignation” was forced. The good ole boy network that put the money together to take him away from UH was getting tired of JJ’s lack of progress the past two years and there was some speculation he was going to be forced our after last season.

    I think the SMU boosters were expecting a Conference Titles and BCS Bowl berth after JJ got SMU back to the bowls quickly and annihilating Kaepernick’s UNR (2009) and Derek Carr’s Fresno St (2012) teams. JJ never got them over 8 wins and recruiting has been not so good. 2013 was a major disappointment with a lot of upperclassmen and 2014 has seen the bottom drop out.

  40. Shoko October 3, 2014 12:36 pm

    I think JJ was fired, and was in the same situation as Mac except JJ announced it a resignation and Mac as a retirement.

  41. ArcumFortis October 3, 2014 12:43 pm

    30, 37…..Artie Wilson is June Jones’s friend so it is no surprise that he defends him. Artie is not a journalist writing editorials he’s just a local figure with a sports show. But JJ did “quit” whether by his own volition or by the strong arm of others. I a not sure if this makes him a “quitter” or not. My theory is that he saw a train wreck of a season and didn’t want to be associated with it. If I was a player on that team I think I would feel as if he did quit on me. He gets to leave and play golf while his players have to suffer through an awful season without him. He would have been fired after such a season and who else would be interested in him. He’s smart guy and knows how the coaching game is played.

  42. 3-Prong October 3, 2014 12:44 pm

    FUHA: agree with you that JJ is not a quitter. After that ASU situation where he announced a move and got the rug pulled out from under him, I’m sure the boosters had it in for him. Also must have been hard for him to recruit when he himself was not fully vested in the program. He was forced out.

  43. Old School Dave October 3, 2014 12:48 pm

    Again, Artie Wilson was also very emphatic in saying that June Jones “was not fired or forced to resign.” Again, just reporting what was heard this morning on the radio. I’m not a SMU fan, but I feel for his players, as they’re just getting killed every week.

  44. tom October 3, 2014 12:53 pm


  45. Former UH Athlete October 3, 2014 12:56 pm

    39… A head coach can’t fully commit to being a coordinator because of all the duties he has as a HC. There’s a ton of off-field activities, meetings, media appearances that all head coaches are contractually obligated to do.

    The way the coaching structure works, the HC doesn’t actually coach fundamentals to the players, even to the groups that are his specialty. HCs are like CEO/COO of companies. The COO organizes and oversees the directors, the directors oversee the managers, and the managers are the ones to train and oversee the employees.

    Steve Jobs told Apple he wanted to create the iPhone. The R&D developed the product. Component manufacturers delivered parts to Apple and the workers assembled the parts. Steve Jobs never managed/oversaw assembly and delivery to retail. Steve Jobs might walk through the facilities and engage in small talk, but he doesn’t deal with daily operations. As the CEO of Apple, his work time is devoted to running the company, not putting iPhones together.

    Similar analogy could be made with the military also. Generals aren’t the ones training the privates in boot camp.

  46. Former UH Athlete October 3, 2014 12:57 pm

    43… oh yeah, I forgot about the ASU rumors with JJ.

  47. oneseason October 3, 2014 1:02 pm

    It’s a shame neither OC nor HT stream the UH-Rice game. Presume it’s a business model thing vs a technical limitation since OC did it a few years ago. Radio and blog posts are good and free though.

  48. Tempmanoa October 3, 2014 1:22 pm

    Why our receivers are not getting open is a good question. According to our receivers coach it is partly lack of speed and partly lack of technique for getting open. Part of it is the scheme– Our scheme is not built to get receivers open all over the field– we sacrifice some of this for our power running attack with Joey and Lakalaka. For example, we use three receivers and a big hybrid or Tight end as an extra blocker for Joey (the TE can come across the field and block). Typically, losing one receiver, and giving the defense only 3 receivers to cover instead of 4, can be made up for by passing to a receiver that is “hidden” as a blocker– so the blocking Hybrid or TE “sneaks” out as a receiver (but this has not worked). You also make up for using only 3 receivers by using play action to get them open instead of sending out four receivers. With 3 receivers and a TE or Hybrid, we show run and power, QB fakes a handoff, draws the defense away from one or more of the 3 receivers and that should get someone open.. The play action, and the sneaking out have not been used much and have not been successful. So defense keeps the advantage of covering 3 receivers with 4 or 5 defenders.

  49. Shoko October 3, 2014 1:26 pm

    I remember the Oceanic pay-for-stream for basketball was lot better than it was for football games on my end. Now that its free the quality went down…but I suppose the reason for that is because there are more people watching taxes their servers.

    Lucky for me, the Rice game is going to be televised in HD on the MyNetworkTV which is a public access channel.

  50. KeleguenBinadu October 3, 2014 1:35 pm

    Just a point of fact, Steve Jobs was famous for being a control freak. When he wanted to create the iPhone he told the R&D what he wanted on it and what not to include. How it should look, the materials it would be made of, the colors of the icons, DRM, the fonts… He was deeply involved in the development in all things Apple and has been known to have scrapped or delay a project for not meeting his standards (i.e. Apple Watch, AppleTV, iPhone, the first OSX, MacPro, etc.).

    Copy and paste, iPad Mini, iPhone camera flash, CD drive, were few of the things he thought users of his products didn’t need, right or not. He also hardly ever engaged in small talk, he liked to challenge his developers and has been known to blow up on those that didn’t impress him. And He always took the position that his way was better. The reason people accepted his ego was that he was a proven winner. He came up with shinny versions of already existing products and told everyone to buy them because it was a status symbol and made you cool.

  51. oneseason October 3, 2014 1:40 pm

    #49 … this looks like the first season with UH Athletics listing coaches for Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers. Maybe I put too much emphasis on titles, but the coach titles for 2012 & 2013 don’t seem to put much emphasis on a passing offense. Maybe that lack of coaching emphasis in years 1 & 2 is why the passing game appears to still be struggling in year 3.

  52. kawika49 October 3, 2014 1:41 pm

    I Nokea; I just want our receivers, get sticky fingers.

  53. kawika49 October 3, 2014 1:42 pm

    Or any other body part, get sticky.

  54. kahuna October 3, 2014 1:46 pm

    Artie Wilson has officially began the “rehab” June Jones campaign. He predicting a loss and at the same time, trying to let everyone knows that JJ is not a quitter even though he quit on his team.

    Artie’s credibility with me is shot. He should have explained the reason for JJ’s quitting and urge people to understand why instead of trying to tell us he is not a quitter when he did just that.

    The old “don’t believe what you see” trick politicians like to use on us.

  55. ALLAN October 3, 2014 1:50 pm


  56. man eating apple October 3, 2014 1:54 pm

    Actually the reason why Apple is a success is because Jobs made his products USABLE. Look at the iPod: it has 1 button.

    It’s not just about having a shiny product. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is bigger (iphone 6 still hasn’t caught up), and Android is more powerful.

    But Apple has learned how to make fans, something that UH needs to do. We can talk about a weak economy, or a bad football team causing a drop in attendance. But that is not the ultimate reason.

    Look at Apple: they sell $400+ smartphones with no problem, to the masses. UH wishes they could get 10% of the island to come to their football games.

    Apple products are expensive, but they are USABLE. Look at all the things you can do with a smartphone. The UH football experience is not quite so expensive, but it’s a huge hassle. Remember the first game traffic problems? That wasn’t even a full stadium and Hawaii couldn’t handle that situation.

    Hint UH football: Make your product something that people want. Don’t just rely on old-school fans who go to the games out of habit.

  57. cocobean October 3, 2014 1:56 pm

    #46. I understand the duties of a head coach. What I’m saying is Chow hasn’t found a balance that other coaches have. To list a few college HCs that are/were De facto OCs. JJ, P. Johnson, C. Kelly, M.Leach, K Sumlin. These HCs made their bones as OCs and developed Os that were distinctly their own. They are HCs that still have ownership of their offenses.

    Chow made his bones as an OC but has not kept a tight rein on his offense. I don’t know why. I’m guessing there’s an imbalance between his admin duties and what should be his primary objective of winning. ST mentioned that Chow game plans by committee. The committee is made up of one veteran RB coach, a 2nd year Oline coach, a 1st year WR coach and a 1st year QB coach. He said Chow scripts the first 12 plays and an alternate 12 plays depending on the situation. It is my opinion he should do more.

  58. mctruck October 3, 2014 2:04 pm

    Mr. Pomai;

    UH 15
    Rice 7

    tanks eh.

  59. man eating apple October 3, 2014 2:05 pm

    A football game at Aloha Stadium needs to be about more than just football. If you’re a UH football fan, this is the most important thing you need to realize: Just because you have a bad football team, does not mean you can’t draw people to the stadium.

    Think about it, how often does UH have a good football team (I mean good as in able to get the less diehard fans to come to the stadium)? Maybe one every 10 years. Are you willing to draw poorly for 9 out of every 10 years? And then you’ll wonder why UH is bad.

    Make a better football experience, and you’ll start seeing better QBs and WRs. If fans here are representative of Warrior Nation, then everyone is too caught up trying to diminish the symptoms of the disease, rather than curing the disease itself.

  60. 4-Prong October 3, 2014 2:06 pm

    For the most part, aside from the iphone, steve jobs copied or ripped off all of his other technological ideas. However, Steve jobs was visionary in how he marketed his products. That’s why people flocked to the ipod even though there were better mp3 player choices out there and why the iphone still has a big marketshare even though there are other smartphone products and tablets that are superior to their apple counterparts.

    It’s all about the marketing, and Steve Jobs was BRILLIANT at it.

  61. 4-Prong October 3, 2014 2:08 pm

    cocobean: do you know for a fact that chow has an imbalance on how he runs his teams and that he has no “ownership” of the offense as opposed to sumlin and all those other guys?

  62. Boolakanaka October 3, 2014 2:12 pm

    Hmmm-OSD, so now Artie is now the Jon Gruden of Hawaii football? Stick to the hardcourt. Maybe, I’m cynical, but I take that with a grain of salt. Not only are they besties, but he is also his realtor.

    Maybe it’s me, but I don’t trust folks with fake hair….

  63. bowwar October 3, 2014 2:15 pm

    MR. GIGI – When did you play clarinet for the UH Band? Just wondering if you’re from the same era as me.

  64. Andrew October 3, 2014 2:15 pm

    Maybe the personal issues they claim are still some Kahumoku drama left over from before.

  65. kawika49 October 3, 2014 2:17 pm

    #26 If he throw too early, It’s called a premature, emaculation. Coco bean should know this.

  66. Boolakanaka October 3, 2014 2:22 pm

    There is no doubt Mr. Jobs was brilliant. But, he was a singular shooting star. It would be like telling someone of the same size, weight, height, speed and strength of Walter Payton to run like Walter– no can do-only one sweetness.

    Same thing for Steve a Jobs, copy all you want, it’s in the execution and inflection. He also had many managerial bad habits, that would cause most of us to fail….see:http://www.forbes.com/sites/chunkamui/2011/10/17/five-dangerous-lessons-to-learn-from-steve-jobs/

  67. Tempmanoa October 3, 2014 2:23 pm

    4 Prong, I read some recent reviews by tech websites that say the Iphone6 and 6 Plus are the best of their category and better than the closest competitor in Samsung. Best design, fastest processing, best screens, best camera, best operating system, etc. I am certainly not a tech guy, but it looks like the Apple stuff is not only marketed well, but designed well too. Our office tech guys have some samsung phones, but they recommend only apple for use on our system (along with microsoft surface), and no Samsung or Android. I never understood the advantages or disadvantages, just stuck with apple given what works best for my business. There may be some technical advantages vs real world advantages of other phones over apple.

  68. Old School Dave October 3, 2014 2:38 pm

    Boola: One thing to back up a close friend, but a true friend will call it like he/she sees it. I know from experience that the people whose opinions I really value may not always tell me things that I want to hear (sometimes I get huhu, too). I just hope that those SMU players can make it through the remainder of the season in one piece.

    The Blue Goose was mentioned by Artie this morning and it brought back this moment in UH athletic history (need to scroll down a bit in the article):

  69. oneseason October 3, 2014 2:38 pm

    #67 … WRT Steve Jobs, don’t forget the serious allegations (and evidence) of illegal hiring practices associated with his and other Silicon Valley CEO types that cost engineers billions … http://www.inc.com/jeremy-quittner/silicon-valley-wage-collusion-class-action.html

  70. 4-Prong October 3, 2014 2:45 pm

    well i didn’t mean to say that apple makes CRAPPY products (aside from the iphone 6 having the ibend problem), just that they tend to make very expensive products (their laptops are a really good example) that don’t have as much bang for their buck, with other competitors having comparable or better products on the market. and the reason why people flock to them is the marketing and the apple branding.

    as far as computer products for the business your’e at, those kind of technical solutions really depend on what the needs of the business are and the costs in integrating those solutions with the existing IT infrastructure. personally, i’m not a very big fan of apple products, because for phones, i like to be able to customize things and i don’t want to have to jailbreak my phone all the time or SSH into it to change my text ringtone. As far as their laptops go, i’m also not a fan because for a comparable PC, i could get the PC for much cheaper and have more functionality. i hate the ipad, though. the surface is much more functional for what i like to do with it.

    but for phones, i’ve used both iphone and android products. i’m curious about the windows phone, though. it all depends on what your tech needs are.

  71. pollypicador October 3, 2014 3:26 pm

    Regarding the Warrior’s haka.

    If a player can be penalized for bowing-like in a prayer gesture (like the Oregon player in last night’s Arizona game) then why should yelling, shouting , threatening and intimidation be tolerated in the form of the Warrior’s haka before the game?

    The haka should be banned from the Warrior’s on the field pregame festivities .

    If a throat slitting gesture by a player during the game results in a yellow flag then surely why isn’t the haka flagged during pregame.

    People that argue for the haka are going to say it’s custom, tradition, belief. Fine.

    People that argue against the performing of the haka are going to say why aren’t the rules enforced (the refs can surely penalize a team for this infraction before the start of the game)? See.

    People that are neutral are going to ask if performing the haka tradition is nonsecular (school has to separate itself from religion, customs, traditions, spiritual). Hmm.

    Personally I ask what does the performance of the haka do to the team, besides sapping the players strength, drawing the ire of the opponents and looking ridiculous. Furthermore, I cringe at seeing all the non poly’s on the Warriors being forced into doing the haka.

    Football continues to clean it’s act. It looks to preserve an image of sportsmanship…no excessive celebration, no drawing attention to one selves, no personal message on the helmets and uniforms. This is all good. Footballs also needs to take a look at banning the performance of the haka by teams during pregame.

  72. cocobean October 3, 2014 3:35 pm

    #62. 4-Prong. I never stated my opinions are facts. Opinions are always open for discussion. Like your statements about Steve Jobs. I take them as your opinion that he other than the i phone “ripped off all his other technological ideas.” And that he was a “visionary how he marketed his product.” Opinions right?

    I base my opinion on Chow not having found a balance of being a head coach and keeping ownership of his offense first off by the results he’s achieved so far. And secondly by the success other offensive gurus have in being the head coach coaches while maintaining control over their offenses.

  73. 4-Prong October 3, 2014 3:40 pm

    pollypicador: doing the haka is a 15 yard penalty if it’s done in the presence of the other team (june jones’ team was flagged for this several times in 2010, most notably san jose state game) . It’s not a penalty if they do it while the other team is not on the field.

  74. 4-Prong October 3, 2014 3:43 pm

    cocobean: calm your tits. i’m just trying to find out what you’re basing your opinions on or if you’re just guessing/making things up.

  75. pollypicador October 3, 2014 3:49 pm


    Why would the team consume so much time with the haka. The team should go over plays, mental checklists, whatever. Why would the team stand in the middle of the field/center stage with their tongues sticking out and doing the throat slitting gesture. It looks ridiculous. It’s getting old. The team should concentrate, focus, prepare on the game instead of doing the haka.

  76. 4-Prong October 3, 2014 3:54 pm

    pollypicador: idk. you’re making a values based argument. some people probably agree with you. other people probably thinks it looks cool. who knows? the players might enjoy doing it, it hypes them up, and makes the football team unique. builds comradery, esprit de corps, whatever. i don’t necessarily think that the haka makes the team LESS focused or prepared. I suspect even if they didn’t do the haka, the offense would still be terrible.

  77. cocobean October 3, 2014 4:20 pm

    4-P. My tits were calm when I responded to you. How were yours when you responded back?

    BTW.I’m smiling as I post.

  78. 4-Prong October 3, 2014 4:21 pm

    cocobean: my tits, as always, are unperturbed.

  79. A-House October 3, 2014 4:22 pm


    WR coach should be responsible for teaching “slower” receivers to use it to their advantage and how to improve their techniques to create “separation” from the DBs – Sounds like he is making excuses why his “chargers” are ineffective

    does he not have any input into creating offensive schemes?

  80. oneseason October 3, 2014 4:31 pm

    Colorado has the Buffalo. Maybe UH should use a wild pig as a mascot. Winner Winner Luau Dinner.

  81. C-Pop October 3, 2014 4:35 pm

    QB must hit open receivers and receivers must catch every catchable ball! Go Warriors!

  82. C-Pop October 3, 2014 4:42 pm

    #76 – Cultural Pride! Tagata Maoli – “Original People” of Polynesia it’s a cultural thing and has inspired competitors of all levels and sport – the Great Rugby Teams of New Zealand – the “All Blacks” & has been a staple of Polynesian Pride all over this country.

  83. Glenn October 3, 2014 4:46 pm


    UH 23, Rice 21

  84. islandman October 3, 2014 5:04 pm

    How many time zones did the football team travel in the 3,898 miles to Houston ? Answer per Stephen in today’s paper. Doesn’t include the twilight zone.

  85. Andrew October 3, 2014 5:04 pm



  86. islandman October 3, 2014 5:29 pm

    Some guys on this blog are smart.

  87. What??? October 3, 2014 5:56 pm

    Some guys on this blog drink too much.
    Not referring to you islandman.

  88. Inyoface October 3, 2014 6:04 pm

    First prediction of the season. UH 28 Rice 10

  89. islandman October 3, 2014 6:31 pm

    88. — some guys on this blog are humorous .

    Houston, … the eagle has landed or at least Stephen did.

  90. NorthShoreFan October 3, 2014 6:37 pm

    Guud Evening Tsaikos…bootiful night.

    Good to see the Warriors relaxing a bit.

    I know Sylvia Koo from way back when I used to play ball. Not sure if she still remembers me but if any Tsaikos are on the trip, please tell her hello for me. A little lady with a punch.

  91. NorthShoreFan October 3, 2014 6:41 pm

    Dang it… Utah State taking it to BYhoo. Hill out with injury but Utah State QB…looks good.
    Anyhoo, off to an evening of music and refreshments.

  92. Mr. Gigi October 3, 2014 6:48 pm

    Bow war #63. I played clarinet from 1967 to 1971.

  93. Z October 3, 2014 6:53 pm

    Ute sight be the team to beat.

  94. gobows October 3, 2014 7:59 pm

    freakin byu homers was talking about byu running the table. have fun at the las vegas bowl.

  95. oneseason October 3, 2014 8:01 pm

    Rainbow wahine are in the zone. Lead 2-0 over Fullerton.

  96. gobows October 3, 2014 8:11 pm

    3-Prong October 3, 2014 at 10:30 am
    SET IKAIKA FREE! Remember the first drive vs Washington? Let him move, roll out, scramble. That’s his strength. Dont turn him into a pocket passer on 3rd ater two running plays.

    bonehead decisions by the coaching staff.

    wow what a great idea, lets not use what worked in the past, we will fool the defense.

    they should keep using what works. and scrap 75% of those running plays between the tackles. try using the speed guy on off tackle plays, and don’t give the lineman any carries.

  97. Z October 3, 2014 8:40 pm

    Looks like the Utes don’t need Keeton to win.

  98. markazulu October 3, 2014 9:20 pm

    braddah Z sorry to be a debby downer but Utes is Utah not Utah State.

  99. Z October 3, 2014 9:40 pm


  100. st. anthony trojan October 3, 2014 10:40 pm

    # 60…me AGREE WITH YOU FOR WHAT ITS WORTH…there is no marketing ‘smarts’ up there…

    next time ne one gets a e-mail from UHAD.. you will notice..same ‘teaser copy’ over n over…’news n discounts’ they have beeb using that for over a year.. same old …same old…me get e mail fron e-bay…n the copy has my first name… same from amazon.. they are the LEADERS…THEY MUST KNOW SUMTHING..ON HOW TO GET MAIL OPENED…yet i know UHAD has stats on who opens the mail..where they go on the site.. n how long you spend on their site.. they should know by now if they are doing a ‘good’ job or not…if you send out 10,000 mails n only 10% or less open it.. then time to do sumthing…n not know what the rate is there… but they should know what is going on…

    # 60 ur on the right track.. now if only sumone with sum ‘SMARTS UP THERE does sumthing…they could have better attendance….

    hope they do well tomorrow… i want them to win…but sum how i think..we will find a way to loose…dang…sure hope me is wrong… but a fumble or interception can let ‘air’ out of the balloon pretty darn fast..


  101. Old School Dave October 4, 2014 12:44 am

    Utah State is a prime example of how a program can improve with support from their administration, aggressive fundraising, improved facilities, resulting in getting better athletes and coaches. Just 4 years ago USU was a downtrodden program. Their weight room today is double the size of UH’s at 21,000 sq feet.


  102. Maddog50 October 4, 2014 3:05 am

    Now is the time for a complete game. No holds barred!!! Do not like to mention competitors but some team last night showed how important the will to win is. That team was 21 point dogs and look at the results…..I just want to win—-Go Warriors

  103. kawika49 October 4, 2014 4:19 am

    Last night was in a bar, buddy asks me to pull his finger. So went pull um. You could hear the Puhio all the way on Oahu; and we was in Hilo. Nuff said. Nevah going pull that digit again.

  104. kawika49 October 4, 2014 4:38 am

    Which brings me to the point. where is the ding ding ding…Should be at least 8:00 owa there already.

  105. A-House October 4, 2014 4:52 am


    we are in the same tour group as Sylvia and will pass on your message

    whoa – it’s only 4:59 am in Hawaii!!

  106. Stephen Tsai October 4, 2014 4:56 am

    It’s game day.
    Join the discussion over here: http://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=24477

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