There were two thunderous hits during today’s scrimmage — one by Blaze Soares on running back Alex Green, the other by cornerback Steven Stepter on slotback Ryan Henry. Stepter’s hit dislodged Henry’s helmet and mouthpiece.

* * * * *

Bryant Moniz has entered the competition to serve as Greg Alexander’s primary backup at quarterback. After today’s scrimmage, Moniz is bracketed with Brent Rausch and Shane Austin on the depth chart.

* * * * *

Don’t forget that ESPN-U is showing a replay of the 2007 UH-Boise State game at 11 a.m. and the 2007 UH-Washington game at 2 p.m. I’ll go out on a limb and say there probably will be a happy outcome for UH fans.


  1. Bulla August 21, 2009 6:33 am


  2. Bulla August 21, 2009 6:34 am

    early tird gets the berm

  3. Bulla August 21, 2009 6:35 am

    have fun at the scrimmage everyone,

    i gotta protect the natives from the tourists….also celebrating statehood…haha, what a wonderful day

  4. Bulla August 21, 2009 6:35 am

    i’m beginning to feel like garret, all these consecutive posts, haha

  5. Bulla August 21, 2009 6:37 am

    just having toooooooooooooooooooo much fun, have a great morning one and all,


  6. bighilofan2 August 21, 2009 6:42 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Have a great time watchin da scrimmage.

    an tell us what you see. 😀

  7. curveball August 21, 2009 6:45 am

    Looking forward to what should be the best practice of the year this morning……

  8. Jun Tao August 21, 2009 6:46 am

    WOW, what great memories watching the replay of 2005 UH vs. Michigan St. game on ESPN-U! Chad Owens and Timmy Change came full circle in that game. On top of that, watching the other replay of the 2007 UH vs. Fresno St. game. Just watching how easy Colt Brennan made it look was just awesome! It made me appreciate more of what Davonne Bess and Ryan Grice-Mullin did for that team!

  9. jm2375 August 21, 2009 6:46 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Top 10!

    Happy Aloha Friday and Statehood day!

    Happy bday Ralph.

    OK off to work, at least for a little while. Keed still sick.

  10. bighilofan2 August 21, 2009 6:52 am

    somebody please tell me, pretty please.

    how do I get ahold of Don Weir? not da fancy kine email. one real mail Address and one real number.

    I get plenty kala an day burning a hole in my waste paper basket. 😀
    especially da Jacksons an da Lincoln. 😀


  11. bighilofan2 August 21, 2009 6:54 am





    calling DON WEIR


    calling DON WEIR.

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  13. addahknowjoe August 21, 2009 6:56 am

    Howzit n ‘gmornin’ everyone!

    For those that can I bid you a Happy “can stay home and make it a three day weekend” Day! (if you so choose)

  14. addahknowjoe August 21, 2009 6:57 am

    Ralphie, you old fart, you!!


    Mahalo Stephen and Princess Leila for the great story on COLT!



  16. Da Punchbowl Kid August 21, 2009 7:01 am

    Happy Birthday to the very beautiful and talented Ralph! 😆

  17. bighilofan2 August 21, 2009 7:01 am



    A JOE,
    howzit bradda! i wuz tinkin da same ting. 😆

  18. Maynard G. Krebs August 21, 2009 7:02 am

    Good day to all!

    Looking forward to the scrimmage and watched the games last night! Nice outcome!

  19. Da Punchbowl Kid August 21, 2009 7:02 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Scrimmage! Auryte! Prayers for NO injuries.

  20. Da Punchbowl Kid August 21, 2009 7:04 am

    Eh, Hilo guy! Who is Sweaty?!

  21. Da Punchbowl Kid August 21, 2009 7:04 am


  22. koakane™ August 21, 2009 7:06 am

    aloha tsaiko’s and tsaikette’s adding a happy 50th to the 808

    heading out to the practice and looking for good kope see all, come if can and if no can try anyway.

    best wishes to rumphy on his bday today bwhaaaaaa hippo birdie 2 ewe guy

  23. gmahoney August 21, 2009 7:08 am

    Happy Statehood Day!

    ST-great story about Colt, Hawaii’s son, remembering that chicken skin season: Warrior mania being all the rage, both here and the mainland. Mainland cousins were emailing and begging for Warrior gear (balls, shirts and stickers) along with mac nuts and kona coffee; Grandchild number 7 named Brennan; how one person could galvanize our little state so completely; birthday parties and the like were scheduled as not to interfere with Game Day. Wow, what a season.

    Hawaii is proud of all her sons, native and hanai. Thanks for the memories, ST.

  24. bighilofan2 August 21, 2009 7:13 am


    been waiting fo yu notice. 😆 😆 😆

    her hanwritin is atroshus, da line goes rite tru da letters an an
    wuz cute. 😆 taut yu’d get a laugh.

    :mrgreen: 😆

  25. djmitcho August 21, 2009 7:13 am

    Good Morning! Happy Aloha Friday! Happy Statehood Day! Happy Birthday Ralph!

  26. bighilofan2 August 21, 2009 7:15 am

    okay, i gonna take a baff, bubbles….. 😀

    an wen i get back, gonna see DON WEIR’s #?

  27. Da Punchbowl Kid August 21, 2009 7:25 am

    Das why gotta be careful what you call her cuz she da one dat sign da checks! 😆

  28. Slugger August 21, 2009 7:27 am


    Check your gmail account. I sent you Don’s phone # & email from him.

    Aloha kakahiaka!!!

    Prayers out for all of those who need them.

    Happy berfday, Ralph!

    Better go water garden so I can go to practice.

    Esme & out…

  29. βρεω808 August 21, 2009 7:28 am

    bighilofan2 – Enough already! Sheeessshhhh…… 😈

    #210 Don Weir: July 29th, 2009 at 8:27 am

    Don Weir
    I am the Executive Director of Na Koa and was hired on 03/01/2009.

    My e-mail signature and business cards all list:

    Dr. Don Weir Football 72-73 BA Manoa ’74
    Executive Director
    Na Koa Football Club
    University of Hawai’i Manoa
    cell 808-295-7969
    office 808-956-4513
    fax 808-956-8473

    Don Sorry if this generates SPAM – but you posted this info previously…. Mahalo! 😀

  30. Slugger August 21, 2009 7:28 am


    Here’s Don’s cell number: 808-295-7969

  31. Jack Flash August 21, 2009 7:30 am

    big hilo fan2- email me at jack(at)hdlender(dot)com and i’ll email you D. Weir’s cell #

  32. Jack Flash August 21, 2009 7:31 am

    nevermind… unless you want his home address (he lives up the road from me!)

  33. βρεω808 August 21, 2009 7:32 am

    Don’t you hate it when big boys, aka BigHiloFan2 …. cries… 🙄 😯 😆

  34. bighilofan2 August 21, 2009 7:34 am

    day yu go, βρεω808

    thank you. now i can save da email fo a rainy day. 😆

    i gonna make dat call in an hour, make da mail plane go vrooom~

    da bike is on da way!!!

  35. βρεω808 August 21, 2009 7:36 am

    Okay…. this is what I was trying to post earlier…. 🙄


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  36. βρεω808 August 21, 2009 7:37 am

    And while we’re on the subject of …. babies…. 🙄

    😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆
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  37. bighilofan2 August 21, 2009 7:38 am

    go head pile on
    i can take it.
    no cry baby me.
    i’m a tuff guy!
    gonna sho da oline how fo powa punch

    timing is erryting!
    plus extra stompin n kickin fo massage


  38. bighilofan2 August 21, 2009 7:39 am

    gotta go make hay on dis beautiful day.

    hi ho errybody. have a wonderful day!

    blessings to all.

  39. Garret August 21, 2009 7:57 am

    The Idaho Statesman points out that UH had more players on the WAC’s All-decade team than BSU…I have no problem with CBS’s selection more Warriors than BSU players, especially since every Warrior selected was definitely deserving. selected an All-Decade team for the WAC. Predictably, Boise State was well represented. Unpredictably, however, Hawaii had more players on the team than the Broncos.

    Hawaii placed quarterback Colt Brennan, wide receivers Davone Bess and Ashley Lelie, offensive lineman Samson Satele, linebacker Solomon Elimimian and kick returner Chad Owens on the team.

  40. Garret August 21, 2009 7:58 am

    Another QB is apparently getting the “system QB” tag…Mel Kiper left Tim Tebow off his draft board.

    He released his newest rankings today, and Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford is at the top. Rounding out the Top 5: S Eric Berry (Tenn), DE Carlos Dunlap (UF), DT Gerald McCoy (OU) and DT Ndamukong Suh (Neb). Other QBs in the Top 25: Jevan Snead (Ole Miss, 7) and Colt McCoy (Texas, 11) No Tim Tebow.

  41. Garret August 21, 2009 7:58 am

    Happy Birthday Ralph!

  42. chawan_cut August 21, 2009 8:06 am

    auction items for last night’s pigout. winning bids listed for some of the items.

  43. Don Weir August 21, 2009 8:15 am

    I just got off of the phone with bighilofan2. It’s is true, my number was 24 at UH.
    $$ for the bike is an awesome contribution Tsaiko’s!! The total will go into the Na Koa account, once received, with a balance posted on the blog site. We will draw against the balance as I will put the bike on my credit card today and have it shipped to the Sheraton in Seattle. I received the contact’s name from the hotel yesterday afternoon and I have all of the procedures for their needs ready to go.
    The bike will be used for all UH sports if not in use for football.

    A big Mahalo to Bobby Curran who stepped up to the mike and ran the auction last night at Murphy’s Pigskin Pigout.
    Mahalo to Bob Hamilton who put up the two round trip tickets to San Diego; this paired with two nights at the US Grant Hotel, dinner for 2 at one of the Busalacchi Family restaurants, and two game tickets (Qualcomm Press Section 15, Row 1) to the Chargers/Redskins game on January 2,2010 put another $2950 into the Ben Yee Summer Football School Scholarship Fund.
    Speaking of Ben Yee, we really need to have a Ben Yee look alike day at practice. UH baseball hat, glasses and a toothpick with a picture of Ben with everyone to post on the UH website and maybe push to have an interview done by the Advertiser on his recollections of UH football. Could be a nice lead off for the Centennial of UH Football.

    Tomorrow is a team walk through. I spoke with Coach McMackin last night and he outlined the practice schedule: special teams walk through, offense and defense walk through. No hitting but it is a good time to see O and D alignments, possible starters working with 1st team units, and line movements in slow motion. For the defense we will probably see the 3-4 and its variations as well as walk through stunts; this is a good time to see linemen angles and LB’s angles on the stunts. Nothing will be given away as the stunts are used in all 3-4’s across the country, the interesting part comes at game time to see when the stunts are used. We might also see the variations on coverage as DB’s drop back into their zones. Different stunts put the D”B’s in different places as well.
    See you on the sidelines. Please come up and say hello.

  44. SteveM August 21, 2009 8:18 am

    Good morning everyone!


  45. JaM August 21, 2009 8:24 am

    Good morning all!

    Happy Birthday Ralph!!!

    Um..what time is practice today?

  46. LizKauai August 21, 2009 8:30 am

    This is a great Tsai-ko Day!

    Statehood Day – mahalo US of A for helping keep Hawaii safe so we can be a leading source of American Football players… 😆

    Thanks, brew, for the beautiful graphics…

    Hauoli Lahanau, RALPH!

    Mahalo to bhf2, erryone and Na Koa for the quick turnaround of need-thought-action for UH Athletics!

    Congratulations to ST and PL for the wonderful Colt feature…

    and now,

  47. Kekoa (iPhone) August 21, 2009 8:32 am

    Happy Aloha Friday Tsaiko Nation!

    Mahalo Big Hilo Guy and Don Weir for your time and attention to this worthy project.

    I know how busy we all get sometimes, and for you 2 to give of yourselves like this is priceless.


  48. Kekoa (iPhone) August 21, 2009 8:41 am

    Pahtna! ~ Enjoy practice. Pops is a handfull today! Gotta really monitor the meds. See you at the cc on Tuesday.

    Warrior Fever on the tube and in our Bods!

  49. al August 21, 2009 8:43 am

    happy birthday ralph?
    how did jm2375 find out????

  50. LizKauai August 21, 2009 8:45 am


  51. wafan August 21, 2009 9:12 am

    Merry Aloha Friday to all!

  52. wafan August 21, 2009 9:13 am

    Happy birthday Ralph!!!

    Whoo-hoo! Just light the candles to bake the cake.

  53. wafan August 21, 2009 9:15 am

    Happy Statehood Day to the 50th star!

  54. HawaiianKiko August 21, 2009 9:25 am

    Aloha from the tropical islands of Hawaii on the coconut wireless in digital paradise

    Good Morning TsaiKo’s and Lurkers

    Football preseason has begun….looking forward to watching replays of UH football on ESPN

    Back to the Future( of Lurking )

  55. Garret August 21, 2009 9:31 am

    For ST: Paula Abdul will apparently not be doing Ugly Betty or Dancing with the Stars…in part because she hopes to still be on American Idol.

    ABC confirmed exclusively to Showtracker on Sunday that talks between Abdul and the network have fallen apart and she will not be guest-starring on “Ugly Betty,” as had been rumored.

    TMZ reported that part of the reason might be because Abdul is holding out on an offer to return to “American Idol” and that Abdul is also not likely to be among ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” contestants.

  56. Garret August 21, 2009 9:35 am

    I’m guessing that UH fans would be interested in having UH colors on Bud Light cans–given past sponsorship agreements, I’m guessing that UH isn’t one of the 25+ schools that have objected to the custom cans.

    Dozens of colleges are up in arms over a new Anheuser-Busch marketing campaign that features Bud Light beer cans emblazoned with local schools’ team colors.

    Anheuser-Busch responds that the campaign is aimed only at fans who can drink legally and that it has long supported efforts to fight alcohol abuse. It notes that the cans don’t bear any school’s name or logo. And it says it will drop the campaign near any college that makes a formal complaint.

    The Bud Light promotion, which involves 27 different color combinations, started rolling out this month. Purple-and-gold cans are being sold near the campus of Louisiana State University, and red-and-gold containers near Iowa State University.

  57. Garret August 21, 2009 9:39 am

    Former UH QB is now a high school football head coach in Illinois.

    Carmi-White County High School football coach Kurt Simon was more philosophical than tactical in his address to the Carmi Kiwanis Club Thursday at the White County Farm Bureau Building.

    “We work our kids extremely hard,” said the former University of Hawaii and Eastern Illinois University quarterback. “In talking with other coaches, there are some that take the philosophy – and I’m not saying it’s right, wrong or indifferent – of making things extremely easy for the kids to get them to come out.

    “We practice on Saturdays, we practice on Labor Day, we come in and lift three days a week, we do things the way I think they should be done. And when they come to practice, they work. And I’ll bet that although I dress 25, there are some other programs with larger numbers where you could stack six of them on top of one another and they’d probably equal about one of what I have. I just don’t believe that I can compromise the way that I think you’re supposed to teach kids how to work and how to be on a team.”

  58. Calvin from Kona August 21, 2009 9:48 am

    2 Weeks til kickoff. I better get the tailgate gear out of storage and dusted off.

  59. Garret August 21, 2009 9:52 am

    UH feature on the special teams.

    One position that has Tormey excited is punter. Alex Dunnachie, a native of Heidleberg, Victoria, Australia, is considered one of the top prospects in recent history. Dunnachie hopes to stir echoes of the school’s last Aussie punter Mat McBriar, who has earned all-star status at both UH and in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys. For Dunnachie, the season opener versus Central Arkansas will be his ultimate initiation into American football.

    “We’re really pleased with Alex,” Tormey said. “I think he’s ahead of schedule. For a guy who hasn’t played an American football game before, he’s picking up the concepts really well. He has tremendous ability and I think he’s going to develop into an outstanding player.”

  60. Garret August 21, 2009 9:53 am

    UH’s 2009 football media guide is now online!

  61. Kazz (blkberry_storm) August 21, 2009 9:56 am

    Wasn’t it nice for ESPNU to acknowledge our statehood during the two replays of the UH games last night?

    The had a “Happy 50th Hawaii” icon on the screen throughout the whole broadcast.

    Now, if the can get our school’s nickname right…. 🙄

  62. Kazz (blkberry_storm) August 21, 2009 9:58 am

    Calvin, I get the football… Get your non-beer hand ready!!!!

  63. Calvin from Kona August 21, 2009 10:03 am

    I will practice my one-handed football skills. I’m taking the afternoon of the 4th off so I can start tailgating early

  64. Committed Road Warrior August 21, 2009 10:10 am

    Happy Statehood Day!

    So do state workers get today off…..assuming they haven’t already been furloughed or forced to take unpaid leave?

  65. J-Dog August 21, 2009 10:23 am

    Are the Warriors gonna wear a 100th anniversary patch on their unis?

  66. Don Weir August 21, 2009 11:14 am

    Bike Update
    We are now going to send the bike directly to Las Vegas as per request of the trainers.
    I will keep you updated.

  67. Nalani August 21, 2009 11:18 am

    Any reports on the scrimmage? I was disappointed last week Saturday to note that it was 7 v 7 and very little full squad play. This week any different?

  68. Jack Flash August 21, 2009 11:32 am

    watching UH vs Boise on ESPNU- still gets me tsaiked up!

  69. al August 21, 2009 11:36 am

    don…the vendor at ebay said delivery is $40.00 and the bike is $650.00.

    i’ll forward you his reply to you now.

  70. SteveM August 21, 2009 11:39 am

    Tsai-kos in Las Vegas September 18-19, 2009

    Less than a month before the UH-UNLV game. Here’s a summary of Tsai-ko events…

    This event for all Tsai-ko’s and lurkers from Hawaii and the mainland– especially those who might not meet at the tailgate because of different plans/groups. Kiku Hana restaurant 6:30 PM-midnight. We will probably have the whole restaurant to ourselves–much like the karaoke lounge at Genji’s. Customized karaoke service provider is friend of las vegas (John Collins)

    Order ala carte at restaurant. No advance payment, but RSVP John Collins at tsaikolv (at) yahoo (dot) com

    Cici’s Pizza in Henderson from 4:00 PM. Buffet pizza, pasta, salad and soda for $7.52 per person. Pay at restaurant. This is the main Tsai-ko tailgate. RSVPs not absolutely required, but please reconfirm with John — number estimates helpful for secondary planning purposes and negotiations (not necessary if you have confirmed for the optional bus).

    MOTOR COACH TRANSPORTATION (round trip) between Cici’s and Sam Boyd Stadium
    This is optional and for the convenience of not having to drive and staying with the tailgate party group all the way. $15 per person. Advance payment required to confirm seats. Please send check to John Collins by August 30, 2009

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Maps and other details (John’s mailing address) at the 2009 Tsai-kos in Las Vegas web page at:

    Note: John has the official RSVP count for all events and my web page numbers may not be up-to-date. If possible, please carbon-copy me on Kiku Hana and Cici’s RSVPs if your numbers are not in bold font. stevem.hnl (at)

  71. Garret August 21, 2009 11:50 am

    Central Arkansas is having their final scrimmage tomorrow. Their players will be *very* motivated for the scrimmage, as it will be a big factor (especially for those on the bubble) in determining which 90 players get to go to Hawaii. Wow, the WAC only allows a 65-player travel squad for conference games but Central Arkansas is bringing 90 to Aloha Stadium.

    With the 2009 season opener less than two weeks away, the University of Central Arkansas Bears will have their final live scrimmage of the fall at 4 p.m. Saturday at First Security Field at Estes Stadium.

    The 90 players will be trying to earn a spot on the plane that takes the Bears to face their first opponent, the University of Hawaii, on Sept. 4 in Honolulu.

  72. Garret August 21, 2009 11:51 am

    I just realized that I probably read the article wrong–I think the team has 90 players and they are competing for travel squad spots, so they are bringing less than 90 to Hawaii.

  73. JaM August 21, 2009 11:58 am

    Got my football tickets today!!!

  74. Matt Davidson August 21, 2009 12:22 pm

    I came across this when searching info on Google. I will use it to complete my report for this weekend, thanks for the info.

  75. LizKauai August 21, 2009 12:30 pm

    JaM- looking forward to checking my mailbox now!!!

  76. LizKauai August 21, 2009 12:31 pm

    Garret- interesting about Tebow… hmmm…

  77. whitey August 21, 2009 1:04 pm

    good afternoon Tsakos. prayers go out to kent k.

  78. WarriorMojo August 21, 2009 1:04 pm

    ST, very sobering news about Kent Kafentzis. I always liked how he approached the game, second only to Mark of the Kafentzis clan.

    Is there a fund set up to help bear his medical expenses or is that not necessary?

  79. WarriorMojo August 21, 2009 1:10 pm

    Howzit to my Tsaiko buddies. Any further kala needed for the bike? Looks like I missed out on the latest Tsaiko pledge drive while I was away.

    Don Weir, please keep us apprised of specific item needs like this. Somehow it seems more fun to contribute when there is a specific goal in mind.

  80. A-House August 21, 2009 1:14 pm

    Prayers and well wishes to Kent K for a speedy and full recovery.

  81. Kazz (blkberry_storm) August 21, 2009 1:17 pm


    The team WILL be wearing the 100th Anniversary patches this season.

    Hmmm… My question is: “where are the all green jerseys”?

  82. A-House August 21, 2009 1:18 pm

    Downtown 24hr fitness sightings – great to see Kai back in the gym.

    Lo and behold, but who walks in around 6:45am -none other than J(J) – last I saw him was at the bench press pusing 250# at least 10X – whoa, that bugga no mo much muscles showing, but one strong bugga – before dat he was curling 40 and 50# bells – and I start with 15# bells!!!

    eh, Homey, u gotta challenge J(J)!!

  83. d1島 August 21, 2009 1:22 pm


    Welcome back!

    Somehow it seems more fun to contribute when there is a specific goal in mind.

    Specifically, you can contribute one Warrior Dog and Beeg Beer (domestic is fine) to a fellow Tsaiko in the South EZ Blue in two weeks! 😛

  84. d1島 August 21, 2009 1:23 pm


    …and just like that we get the scoops on practice today!

  85. oahu resident August 21, 2009 1:25 pm

    Glad to see Moniz moving up the depth chart. He seemed to be the most impressive QB during the Warrior game at Aloha Stadium.

  86. d1島 August 21, 2009 1:25 pm

    ….no indication that there were any balls dislodged on those hits so I’ll take that as a good thing.

  87. d1島 August 21, 2009 1:29 pm

    Hmmm….two ways to look at B. Moniz’ (wasn’t playing last year) ascension up the depth:
    He’s really good; or the other two guys (were playing last year) not doing well enuf to stay ahead of him 🙄

  88. WarriorMojo August 21, 2009 1:33 pm

    Welcome back!

    Somehow it seems more fun to contribute when there is a specific goal in mind.

    Specifically, you can contribute one Warrior Dog and Beeg Beer (domestic is fine) to a fellow Tsaiko in the South EZ Blue in two weeks! 😛

    D1, thanks for the welcome, but no dice on the donation. You gotta SING for yo suppah! When you get talent, you gotta use ’em.

  89. HiFlyer August 21, 2009 1:33 pm

    Happy Birthday Ralph

  90. WarriorMojo August 21, 2009 1:36 pm

    Congratulations to Bryant, but having three guys bracketed at #2 just two weeks out from the season is kinda worrisome. Coach Nick and Coach Ron gotta make a call already.

  91. Long Time UH Fan August 21, 2009 1:37 pm

    Catching up with the blog…


    I’m in for the bike for two bits….check is in the mail…

  92. WarriorMojo August 21, 2009 1:39 pm

    Speaking of Ralph, Happy B-Day, but are you the one who sent me a couple of messages at WSN last month? I just saw those recently. Thanks for the interesting info if that was you.

  93. Ralph August 21, 2009 1:41 pm

    yep, warriormojo, i did, i knew you visit the wsn a lot and being an attorney in common, i figured you would want to know.

  94. WarriorMojo August 21, 2009 1:41 pm

    ST or SJ/Myki/anyone else who knows: Does Coach Mack still have a no photos policy at practice? Got me a new rig that I’m just dying to try out.

  95. Long Time UH Fan August 21, 2009 1:42 pm

    Happy birthday, doctor Ralph, and many more to come!

  96. curveball August 21, 2009 1:43 pm

    The beginning of practice was mostly special is very clear they are taking this serious and they look pretty always our punter is unreal…the scrimmage looked to be a way for the coaches to evaluate depth especially in the offense..the first team offense did not even play as a unit…one thing that looked obvious to me is we are not deep in O Line..The first team defense just destroyed the second team offense especially at the line…a lot of teams are going to be real surprised when they meet up with our defense..the boys are fast and they hit real hard..if I was playing offense I would have nightmares about Blaze…..

  97. WarriorMojo August 21, 2009 1:43 pm

    Okay, thanks Ralph. You’re definitely correct about my wanting to know that. Don’t know him, though.

  98. letsgowarriors August 21, 2009 1:56 pm

    so is a depth chart gonna be released on monday?

  99. LizKauai August 21, 2009 2:03 pm


    Emeril in da house???

    oops, wrong house…

    Hi WM! Missed ya! What kinda new toys you got? Canon or real cameras?


  100. Garret August 21, 2009 2:07 pm

    Nevada is closing all practices the rest of fall camp…I wonder what Chris Ault is planning to surprise Notre Dame with? It would be good for the WAC if Nevada won that game.

    Nevada football coach Chris Ault announced today that all football practices and scrimmages will be closed for the remainder of fall camp.

    In an e-mail to local media, spokesman Chad Hartley said Ault wanted to remove any possible distractions for the players.

    The Wolf Pack opens the season Sept. 5 at Notre Dame.

  101. Garret August 21, 2009 2:09 pm

    I agree with WarriorMojo in #78. It was sad to hear about Kent Kafentzis and I hope that his surgery went well today.

  102. Garret August 21, 2009 2:11 pm

    I also agree with #90 that having three QBs at #2 QB with so little time left before the season starts (and before the travel roster has to be made for the road trip after the first game) is worrisome. I guess no QB has grabbed that #2 QB spot, but at least one of the backups should be expected to play this season…and at least one of them have to be left off the travel roster.

  103. chawan_cut August 21, 2009 2:15 pm

    aloha stadium parking lots opening an hour earlier. times here:

  104. Derek August 21, 2009 2:15 pm

    Just finished watching the Boise St. game. It’s still feels good. The UW game is now on.

  105. Ralph August 21, 2009 2:41 pm

    our coaches just got to make the tough call and move on. If they can’t decide on a qb as a back up with a game in 2 weeks, the coaches probably can’t decide on a play to call- shall we pass or run, wow, so many options and they give only 25 seconds to run the play. Maybe a reason we had trouble managing the clock and time outs.

  106. Ralph August 21, 2009 2:43 pm

    Alexander gets the most reps, the other three qb’s divide what the second qb would have gotten-not enough for the qb to develop as a back up, all three lose out.

  107. curveball August 21, 2009 2:44 pm

    I think todays practice will resolve the #2 QB situation…..

  108. NYUH August 21, 2009 3:05 pm

    Wow, forgot how great the UH home uniforms looked when they played Washington. Watching the replays of the Notre Dame game reminds me of how the new ones PALE by comparison.

  109. PowderPuff August 21, 2009 3:14 pm

    Any news on Kent’s procedure? Hoping and praying that all goes well with him today.

    Thanks for the Pigskin Pigout bid sheet/results, c_c. I should’ve stayed for #1046. I really had my eye on that one…shucks.

  110. NYUH August 21, 2009 3:15 pm

    Liked the white pants because when the shirts come out it doesn’t look so sloppy. And the dark, dark green helmets work with the black trim of the old home jerseys.

  111. Unkanesson August 21, 2009 3:15 pm

    Howzit Tsaiko Nation!

    Former Warrior report:
    McBriar’s back! Just hit a 62-yard punt, it got called back on a penalty, then he kicked a 55-yarder. He’s going to be dodging the overhead scoreboard in the new Cowboy stadium all year. Woo hoo!!
    Can’t wait to see how Dunnachie does for the Warriors this year! It’s a great thing to have a situation where you can get excited about the punting game!

  112. warriorfanny2 August 21, 2009 3:18 pm

    Bryant has the X factor–that extra gear to make something happen. I wouldnt worry about the #2 spot–water will seek its level and Alexander will get his bell rung more than once during a long thirteen-game season that will be played without any two-week break (a 11 day and 10 day break) and has a slate of nine consecutive games.
    Last year we played 3 QBs in one game….someone will step-in and get a live audition under fire without a red jersey.
    I am more concerned about the slow start on O and that usually spells trouble if our OL is out of synch or our receivers are not running routes correctly. Who knows, maybe its coaching, it never looked this bad w JJ.

    The bright spot is the hitting on D, which is a nice surprise to see since our O is lagging.
    We need time to jell….
    Central Arkansas will feature two new coordinators on D and O, both of whom are internal promotions. So they will be a familiar landscape to the 48 returning leterwinners, but still new as coordinators.
    We have had our share of injuries but so as everybody else, including ND, USC and the Bears of Conway, Arkansas.

  113. LizKauai August 21, 2009 3:20 pm

    ❗ ALERT from BHF2: ❗

    bhf2 asked me to share the GRAND TOTAL for the Bike Fundraiser is $1,575.00.

    MAHALO, Tsai-kos!


  114. LizKauai August 21, 2009 3:30 pm

    ps- THE CHECK IS IN THE MAIL to NA KOA. Certified.

  115. LizKauai August 21, 2009 3:30 pm

    CHECK is=CHECKS are

  116. Ralph August 21, 2009 3:48 pm

    if Al’s ebay price is valid, $650 + $40 for Shipping, then we can afford to get two bikes. or one bike and save the rest in Na Koa under the tsaiko banner.

  117. whitey August 21, 2009 4:15 pm

    congrats to all the tsaikos for being part of a great warrior year.

  118. expat August 21, 2009 4:23 pm

    I vote for two bikes. Some mainland checks might not be there yet so we will probably have even more. Good job everyone!

  119. Kekoa August 21, 2009 4:24 pm

    Howzit Ralph! Happy Birthday to you.

    Nice to have options off of that one little internal fund raiser. BHF2 just called a little while ago. Da buggah is really excited about how quickly things came together. I think he knew it could be done, but just didn’t aniticipate the response from da Tsaiko ohana.

    We have to give props to the lurkers who came out of the woodwork to support. He said there were a few that wanted to remain anon.

    Great job by all the bloggers who answered his call.

  120. haka August 21, 2009 4:30 pm

    “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”

    “Do or do not… there is no try.”

    “Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not…”

    Yoda sez Go Warriors!

  121. Bulla August 21, 2009 4:34 pm

    Happy Birthday Ralph and many more to come

    Prayers for Kent’s family and surgery. Let us all be ever so grateful for this fragile thing called life.

    Which brings up a good point, reading the blog here and there, don’t get to post and joke around like before, but my heart is still here and i laugh alot at what i read. i also get sad….sad to see some of the stuff on here because it is a reflection of our lives……..

    he said she said, i’m right you’re wrong, you’re wrong i’m right, i say black you say white, i say up you say down, i say poh-tay-toe you say poh-tat-toe….

    really……………what does it matter? we have a former UH star athlete fighting, literally fighting for his life, for the chance to take another breath, fighting for the chance to share his love with his family, fighting for the chance to just watch another sunrise and/or sunset….just fighting…..for his life.

    and here we are fighting, that’s right, fighting amongst ourselves on manini stuff, really…….manini stuff. how much better do you feel when you belittle someone, when you stand on your soapbox and pound your chest… much better do you feel when you have to write volumes and volumes about something that in all reality, doesn’t really matter. i;m not pointing fingers, but if you think it’s you, then who knows….it might be……

    just my 2 sense…..if someone wants to rip me about this post, so be it, i pray that you are blessed, that God’s favor rains upon you and your ohana so that you may enjoy another sunset together, and that the meal you share with your loved ones will be joyful and filled with laughter….but i will pray for you because no matter what you do….you cannot take the joy of the Lord from my heart and soul…..impossible.

    Jesus said I have to love you, but that doesn’t mean i have to like you…..either way…..i want us ALL TO CHEER for our Warriors this season. they need us to support them, pray for them, and send them good thoughts…..because win or lose, they’re still our boys, they’re still our pride and joy, they’re still our WARRIORS. there is no other group that i know of, that continues to support in any means possible, our Warriors, and that i am very proud of. together, the sum of all is greater than just someone.

    have a blessed night, if you have a choice to be kind or to be right, let us choose to be kind………………..aloha ke Akua “)

  122. Da Punchbowl Kid August 21, 2009 4:35 pm

    Thoughts on today’s scrimmage:

    Kahai Choy IS the lawnmower! Tough buggah, dat.

    Tsai didn’t mention the collision/hit the Heun had. That guys has a motor! Animal? Yer darn tootin! It would be great see him, Soares, Lolotai and RJ on the field together some how. Heun as a rush end?

    Defense: Speed kills. These guys are gonna be murderous!

    Offense: Didn’t really see a complete first “O” today. Individuals from that unit looked good.

    Dunnachie: They could put upper atmosphere meteorological testing equipment on the ball when he kicks. It goes that high and hangs that long!

    Moniz: Yup, you can see where he’s making up ground in the race for back up.

    Oh and Ms. Liz: Jett had a nice catch today… 😉

  123. letsgowarriors August 21, 2009 4:36 pm

    getting a little worried about WR now, not much experience there.

    and what happened to st. john lessary? is he still walking on?

  124. Da Punchbowl Kid August 21, 2009 4:36 pm

    *that Heun*

  125. gmahoney August 21, 2009 4:41 pm

    Ditto, Bulla.

  126. curveball August 21, 2009 4:41 pm

    Da Punchbowl Kid:

    August 21st, 2009 at 4:35 pm
    Thoughts on today’s scrimmage:

    Kahai Choy IS the lawnmower! Tough buggah, dat
    I agree….
    I hope the coaches are paying some attention to him because I have and he is doing a good job..The other backup centers made several bad snaps today and he did not. He also handles whoever is coming….

  127. LizKauai August 21, 2009 4:43 pm

    Thanks, DPK!
    I sent a fb message to Nalani about Kahai.

    GO, JETT!

  128. whitey August 21, 2009 4:44 pm

    Reading all the reports makes me feel good about this year’s team. On both side of the line, there is much improvement and who ever is selected to start, it is an honor. Looks like this team is going to do some things very differently from last year.

  129. whitey August 21, 2009 4:45 pm

    got to ask, when is the ks vs kailua game????

  130. Da Punchbowl Kid August 21, 2009 4:46 pm

    Amen to all that, Brother Bulla.
    Prayers for Kafentzis.

  131. Don Weir August 21, 2009 4:48 pm

    Ralph, WarriorMojo, et al,
    The trainers can only manage one bike at this time, at least for road trips.
    The bike will be used during the day for all sports and in the morning it will be on the practice field for football. For the rest of the year it is used at the trainers discretion in terms of location.

    I believe that $1575+ is more than enough for the bike but I know of no other requests in the pipeline at this time. bhf2 knows how much came in and is forwarding the amount to Na Koa Football Club offices. I will deposit all of the checks to the account. New items that are needed, if agreed upon by blog posts, will then be funded out of the balance. Once we go through that amount then bhf2 will be asked to once again do what he does best in this forum: put the word out.

    There is a new hire as a Nagatani Academic Center Academic Advisor (AA) probably coming on line prior to the first road trip. It has taken a while to work our way through the paperwork but Na Koa is funding this position at the request of Coach McMackin. Link this to the summer school for players and the mandatory study halls and we graduate more student/athletes than ever before. Not widely discussed is the hit taken by the Nagatani Academic staff due to the mandatory cuts. No politics inferred here, just the reality of the situation as they are down 3 academic staff positions and Na Koa had an opportunity to step up.
    It is very likely that the AA will need some software upgrades or computer hardware upgrades. I will wait and see what is needed and let you all know.
    Speaking for all Na Koa Football Club members and all football alumni I want to thank each Tsaiko for their contribution in this latest effort to support Warrior Football.

  132. LizKauai August 21, 2009 4:50 pm

    bulla- I have the Blog Bash videos on my ipod. My faves are Poppa Leahey’s tribute to ST and your explanation of Tsai-ko Culture.

  133. Da Punchbowl Kid August 21, 2009 4:52 pm

    7:30 tonight on OC16, whitey.

    While I’m a blue and white bleeding Kamehameha guy, two of my nephews are playing for Kailua. One is sitting out, but the other one, Kekoa, is DE turned Tight End, and is good athlete. I’m gonna enjoy watching…

  134. SteveM August 21, 2009 4:55 pm

    August 21st, 2009 at 11:58 am
    Got my football tickets today!!!

    Terrific, JaM! Wasn’t in mine today…they must be sending out the 50 yard line ones first… 😆

  135. LizKauai August 21, 2009 4:55 pm

    Don Wier, mahalo for all you are doing.

    Time to go home!
    woo hoo!

  136. Bulla August 21, 2009 4:56 pm


    does anyone still have that tsaiko blog bash anywhere, i’d like to download it if possible

  137. whitey August 21, 2009 4:57 pm

    thanks DPK

    ok Nalani, duffer and I will take kailua vs ks and on your next trip to maui, loser pays for the biru at tiffany’s. (note: duffer don’t know i made this offer) hahahahahaaaaaaa

  138. whitey August 21, 2009 5:02 pm

    haka, like your answer to how you get to the dark side. that’s what i have been saying, but stretch thinking is different. FEAR!!!! that’s why i go to the dark side. you got that, stretch!!!!!

  139. Bulla August 21, 2009 5:13 pm

    found it Liz, no worries, on your blogspot…..if you get bored go read

    nothing much, just some ramblings from some old, bald, hawaiian guy…..haha

  140. royal crown August 21, 2009 5:31 pm

    To Bulla,

    Who are you preaching to?

    If it’s me, say so.

    But don’t play the God card. Or the Jesus card. When you know this isn’t the proper venue for that, especially when you try to use them in your arguments. Just be straight up.

    My faults… I acknowledge, longish post and having the propensity of knowing a lot– so big deal.

    …And you know what I concede it probably turns people off.

    …***and this is a note to the other posters*** that write long posts, too, keep this in mind that it’s not desired here (according to bulla).

    But I wasn’t privy to everyone’s discontent about my longish post until now… and it has me confused as to why other posters say –good posts, I like your ideas, etc. etc….so at least I know how you feel now

    I look at you and there’s a lot that turn me off, too. But I don’t have to speak cryptic. I don’t have to use innuendo to intimate an expression. I’m just straight up.

    You ever realize how vain you are, and this is being candid.

    ..”.like my son did this, my son, my son, my son’s an all star, my son lifts this amount, my son runs this fast, my son got bentos and leis for the team “.

    Sorry to burst you bubble, but it’s true.

    As much as what I write having no revelation to you and is unsettling to living in the shadow of you son and writing about all his exploits has no revelation to me, either.

    Bottom line I can shorten my post.

  141. wafan August 21, 2009 5:33 pm

    Bulla . . .

    Bravo! Said with eloquence and from the heart.

    Thank you.

  142. curveball August 21, 2009 5:36 pm

    royal crown:
    That was just brilliant…you might want to change your name again..geezzz

  143. Ralph August 21, 2009 5:37 pm

    Heart felt best wishes to Kent Kafentzis, a successful surgery and a quick and full recovery.

  144. Ralph August 21, 2009 5:38 pm

    Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes, I get multiple mailings from AARP every week but us young folks tend to disregard unnecessary solicitations.

  145. Maverick August 21, 2009 5:44 pm

    Had to watch BOTH games today on ESPN-U, while working away.
    almost stimulated the ecomony by watching the everlasting commercials with whats -his-name selling cr*p-tastic products, but declined to purchase anything he was plugging.
    Yea baby, great flashbacks of 2007 season. Thanks ESPNU for the 50th anniv. plug.

    Wish I was there for the scrimmage. Sounds like the bugs will be worked out.

    Happy-Bday Ralphie boy.

  146. Ralph August 21, 2009 5:45 pm

    Don Weir It’s all positive to have Na Koa fund an AA position, what the athletes need is a course in time management. The fb guys having academic issues tend to let the work slid and they are unable to complete their assignment on time or are not fully prepared at test time. If I recall correctly, Tsai reported that a few had assignments to complete before being allowed back on the team or field and the semester was already over.

  147. Bulla August 21, 2009 5:50 pm

    royal crown,

    you’re entitled to your opinion. as i said, that was an observation, nothing more and nothing less, take it as you like. i was commenting because of kent’s battle with his tumor that he is going through at this very moment.

    as you have a choice to read what i write, i have a choice to read what you write. i wish you only the best. regarding my son, your opinion is your opinion, why would i want to argue with you, i don’t know you, and i have nothing to argue with you about. it was an observation.

    i’d rather focus on the positive things, the Warriors, the Wildcats, and anyone or anything who is trying to make this a better place. luckily, i go far back with a few Tsaikos, and it is those memories that will take us further. everyone chipping in what they can to help get some equipment for the football team, to me that is exciting and heart warming when a group can collectively come together for a good cause….don’t you think so?

    by the way, i didn’t mean to offend you with ‘the Jesus card’, and i apologize if you are angered by that. i hope that you have a nice evening…..really, i choose to be kind……but thank you for your posts because it’s always good to see both sides of the fence, or an issue. don’t you agree?

    life is too short……but if it makes you feel better, don’t read the post as you alluded that you do, or better yet, let me agree with you….’royal crown, you’re right’. nuf sed.

  148. royal crown August 21, 2009 5:56 pm


    btw no need also to play the “flex the muscle” or” life is too short card”, either.

    Your the one that threw out this volley, so your the creation of your own why don’t you heed to your advice, like “life is too short to argue”.

  149. las vegas August 21, 2009 5:59 pm

    9/19 Game day bus reservations
    Checks recvd for bus 9/19
    5 A-House/808UHF
    2 Wafan
    2 SteveM
    2 D1Shima
    1 LizKauai
    2 Mana Aloha
    2 SJ/Myki
    2 A-Joe/Sports
    7 Lost Hawaiian
    2 Midnight
    4 las vegas
    2 Uku @ LA
    2 Frank 25
    9 Ronnie
    1 Garret
    1 Kekoa/46
    If you sent a check and are not on this list, pls contact me
    4 702WN
    1 Rich2176
    2 Brew 808

  150. letsgowarriors August 21, 2009 6:00 pm

    amusing, while i sit here and wait for high school football to start. anyone checking out waianae kapolei? that JR RB sounds like an intriguing prospect, but he might want to go to a BCS school.

  151. False Cracks August 21, 2009 6:06 pm


    dis place stay mo bettah den one UFC match……who goin tap out first, and dis wuz one ohana channel…….gotta jus let go and buckaloose, das what i tink, time for da koa-mahu gang for come home from da beach already…’s friday nite!

  152. Maverick August 21, 2009 6:11 pm


    Both very fine programs, with ultra fine coaches, and mega-fine, blessed athletes.

    My favorite quote from a conservative talk radio host,
    ” If we were to all think a- like, we would eventually do each other in.”

    Now thats a concept.

  153. Baby Ring Sling August 21, 2009 6:15 pm

    I had no idea…

  154. Maverick August 21, 2009 6:15 pm

    Bring it on baby.
    Tick tock, get ready to rock.
    I’m one “ready Freddy” for the season to begin.

    Entire season Schedule>>>>>

  155. maverick August 21, 2009 6:18 pm

    1 – I’ll take the Jesus card ANY day.
    2- Life is too short for the ones that have too much to give.
    3 – Three strikes your out. Lets live life to the fullest before the 3rd strike


  156. Kekoa August 21, 2009 6:34 pm

    Bulla ~ @ #121

    I respect and acknowledge your thoughts and opinions as we all know you for what you do…not only what you say in jest. Your goodness as you follow the way of the Lord is sincere.

    What you do to honor your son’s accomplishments on the grid iron and in the class room is commendable, and more importantly, your business. Thank you for sharing the news with us because we also have followed his career right along with you and Lyn.

    This post and it’s content is meant for Bulla and his ohana. (Sad that we have to put up a disclaimer).

  157. Kekoa August 21, 2009 6:36 pm

    Shout out to Made-in-Hawaii ~ Are you participating in the M-I-F Festival this weekend?

  158. bighilofan2 August 21, 2009 6:39 pm

    Hiya Tsaikos everyhwhere!

    okay okay. you done did good. really good. I was countin da cash, an it came out to 1220. den i called counted it again and it cam out 1515. so i called lizK and i asked, and she said 1575. and den i read em again, and she said 1575. sp dats wjt o wrpte tp dpm woer. 1875. so well see. i told him dat i knew there was stuff missing, becuse idn’t usually make dat kind mistakes (i’m pat chinese). money means errything to me. 😀 so anyways, i’m gonna check my mat again.

    but i can tell hou dis much. YOU ALL DONE GOOD!!!! REALLY so—

    da Tsaikos bought one, maybe 2 bikes. full on bikes. and it took less than a week to get the money in da mail to da man Don Weir.
    no foolin! an da trainers sayin send em to Vegas? whatevaz. we can do anykind, anytime. Coach Mack gotta know we expectin him to play like a Tsaiko. FULL ON! we all gotta know dat da evaluatin is going as good as us. we don’t expect anyting less. no sireee.

    an so i’m wonderin… watta we gotta do to get da UH coaches to up dare games, go full out on da coachin and da watchin and da EVALUATING and doin all da stuffs to make us all know dat day are operatin at da same leval as da awesum Tsaikos? 😀

    coach, we all know Rome wasn’t built overn ite. took 3 nites. 😀

  159. whitey August 21, 2009 6:50 pm

    bhf2, congrats and U DA MAN!!!!!!!!!

  160. bighilofan2 August 21, 2009 6:56 pm


    c’mon gang. stomp on da coaches. day are my people! but you all gott know one thing. everybody got some good points. some really good poiknts.

    admit to yourselves, da guyz you stay blastin, tink dat day got some goode points. no foolin. we went to Florida and we got our cans handed to us. big time. and summa you taut dat was not gonna happen. taut dat we wuz gonna walk away betta dan we did. admit it. all yu tinkin yu no erryting about dis and dat, you don’t know squat.

    but you do no sumtin, and if you keep your jawstrings in check, you all might learn sumtin and teach da rest of us sumtin.

    so no get all into yurself, and all down on da next guy. oddawize, yo ain’t gonna get any respect from da no nuttinz like me.

    honest! on boat counts! lighten up. talk to me afta yo prove yurself.
    this year. not last year. dis year!

  161. whitey August 21, 2009 6:59 pm

    bhf2, wat, you drinking biru by yourself?? my treat, the next time i see you.

  162. whitey August 21, 2009 7:00 pm

    i not going make it for the first game, but will see you all in vegas.

  163. SailorBlue August 21, 2009 7:01 pm

    rc ~ you could make your posts real short…what’s the old saying about it you can’t say some thing nice…

  164. SailorBlue August 21, 2009 7:03 pm

    oops… it = if…

  165. protector August 21, 2009 7:13 pm

    Although it’s devastating to lose so many players just as the season is about to begin, we’re fortunate that the team really does have significant depth & players that will step up. If Central Arkansas thinks that they’ll catch UH “napping”, I think they’re in line for a very rude awakening!

  166. Ralph August 21, 2009 7:20 pm

    BigHilo I knew that your English was a bit challenged, but arithmetic too. No Child Left Behind came too late for you, now Don has to wait for the envelope because he doesn’t know what you told him or what you counted but he is a patient man, he going wait for the mail.

  167. royal crown August 21, 2009 7:31 pm

    ST, how’s the book coming along?

    Good to hear, getting juicier by the minute…I know.

    BTW you can add this quote into the book from me

    “I think it’s sacrilegious for a poster (bulla) to denounce someone (me, my post) and in the same breath preaching the gospel”. And… I’ll add he should know better.

  168. bighilofan2 August 21, 2009 7:32 pm

    he he he he he he he he he 😀

    you laffin at me? yu laffin at me? 😆

  169. whitey August 21, 2009 7:34 pm

    yahoo, in less than 2 wks we get to see the 2009 version of warrior fb. should be fun!!!!!!

  170. lava August 21, 2009 7:37 pm

    Royal Crown,

    You are obviously intelligent, analytical and articulate, why not make some of our WAC opponents the object of your posts rather than fellow board members. Bulla is A-OK with me, and I’m sure that goes for the majority. He has every right to be proud — his son earned a athletic scholarship to pay for a college education. Now I know for the most part this is a UH forum, so I particularly don’t care to come here and read about the Mante Teo’s of the world, but bear in mind that Bulla’s boy wanted to come to UH, gave them every chance to offer, and UH passed. I’m sure those guys bleed Warrior colors. I’ve never thought Bulla was bragging, just sharing the goings on of his son. Bulla is a proud father and seems to be genuine and filled with a lot of aloha. Please cut him some slack.

    So, Royal Crown, to get you on a preferred path, what do you think of the NCAA sitting back and doing nothing about the Boise St. field matching their uniforms? It seems like it is the NCAA that should step up for the good of all the colleges and implement some rules re: fairness. What’s next, they fire off some cannons to create a smokey field as their receivers run spot routes to certain points on the field?

  171. whitey August 21, 2009 7:39 pm

    bhf2, forgot. on mon when you see calvin n’s better half, tell her that the winnings in vegas is hawaii taxable. i know she already knows, but just in case she neva know.

  172. bighilofan2 August 21, 2009 7:40 pm

    royal crown,

    you don’t know me, maybe. i don’t know you, maybe.

    but bradda rc, you gotta lighten up!

    you take erryting so seriously. you going get false cracks for no good reason odda dan yu stay leadin wit yo chin! yu gettin p. o’d about erryting, comin right outta da gate. really! yu giving off a really bad vibe. and dis is frum somebody who appreciates summa da tings yu’re sayin, and wishin da best for all of us, boat yu and da rest ah da Tsaikos. honest.

    so my ting to yu is, an i got no ax to grind wit yu cuz obviously yu no mo dan me but we all got da Warriors best intrest in mind, so …. stick to talking about da stuffs dats good, and pointin out what is bad about da team and da coaches, not about da nobodies on da internet. c’mon good buddy. we’re all on da same side. aren’t we?

  173. lava August 21, 2009 7:51 pm

    The season is getting really close…

    Overdue for the Warriors to hit somebody else.

  174. Jason August 21, 2009 7:55 pm

    A couple of us were talking today, and one of the things brought up was the thought that with all the bickering, it’s the lurkers that are hurt the most. There might be folks out there who want to say something, but are hesitant because they might be criticized. Not their opinion, but them. Who knows who those lurkers are, they could have good things to say that can make this blog better. But if we foster an environment of hostility, then this certainly will not be the forum to hear from those folks.

    Whether you’re a newbie or blog veteran, I hope all of us (myself included) remember that we should treat each other with aloha.

    * * *

    That said, I’m not sure if my ride from today is going to practice tomorrow, he said he might have something going on. Anybody to my west heading out to practice who can give me a ride? I know it’s just a walkthrough, but (1) I need to give return some things to sjmacro and myki, (2) give something to Slugger, and (3) I could use a malasada (I’ll give you my coffee, if Don doesn’t mind). 😀

  175. Don Weir August 21, 2009 8:03 pm

    Wish we could schedule a time management class but that is not a course that leads to a degree; AA is the next best thing. The class schedules are set up by UH Manoa Admin so it seems unlikely that this type of needed educational curriculum will ever be posted as a choice.
    I would also opt for a class in Quicken or money mangagement so when the players get the low ball credit card offers or the easy payment car loan, or need to balance their check books/cash accounts they have the tools needed to make the good decisions.

    On another note I received an offer from a Tsaiko in the greater Las Vegas area to use a local address for shipping. Trainers will make arrangements to pick up the bike. I hope to close this project tomorrow if possible.

  176. curveball August 21, 2009 8:07 pm

    Don Weir:

    You are a good man……GO WARRIORS

  177. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 21, 2009 8:17 pm

    Once again there’ll be HI-5 recycling drives at the home game T-Gates.
    The recipient of the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl T-Gate recycling drive will be announced after the Wisconsin game.

    The bin(s) will be set out no later than 11 am and all the recyclables – including donations brought from home – will be picked up during the breakdown before the opening ceremonies at Aloha Stadium. There’ll be additional collections at the post-game parties as well.

    Friday, September 4: CENTRAL ARKANSAS, Na Koa Equipment Fund

    Saturday, October 10: FRESNO STATE, Dole Middle School’s Cross-Country Fall Semester Program

    Saturday, October 24: BOISE STATE, “Serving Up 1,000” Fundraiser honoring Coach Shoji’s 1,000th win – which should happen within a week in either direction of the drive

    Saturday, November 7: UTAH STATE, Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance

    Saturday, November 14: NEW MEXICO STATE, Koa Anuenue Scholarship Program – Men’s Sports other than football

    Saturday, November 28: NAVY, Hawaii High School Athletic Association SAVE OUR SPORTS Fund

    Saturday, December 5, WISCONSIN, Fund, Koa Anuenue Scholarship Program – Wahine Sports other than volleyball

    Bring eligible bottles and cans in any quantity from home to donate. We’ll pick up quantities in excess of 250 containers anywhere on O`ahu on the Sunday following the T-Gate provided that arrangements are made no later than the Friday before since we’ll have to borrow a truck for two days.

    There will also be a donation jar in which to drop your spare change or loose bills.

    Again, ALL of the redemption fees & cash donations will be made on behalf of the Tsaikos & will be sent to the designated recipients within 48 – 72 hours of each T-Gate. Mahalo in advance for supporting these athletic programs.

  178. lakesidegt August 21, 2009 8:27 pm

    I’m thinking about the walkthrough as I got an email from Don about the malasadas – I’m supposed to drop off my son at the dorms tomorrow, but I know he won’t be up that early..

    Let me know what you’re thinking and maybe we can coordinate something.

  179. Garret August 21, 2009 8:27 pm

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

    New organic liquid developed that can pull harmful gases such as carbon dioxide or sulfur dioxide out of industrial emissions from power plants. This can allow power plants to capture double the amount of harmful gases in a way that uses no water, less energy and saves money.

  180. Garret August 21, 2009 8:27 pm

    Study (using GPS) found that people who try to walk in a straight line actually end up walking in circles if there was nothing to help them guide their way.

  181. Garret August 21, 2009 8:28 pm

    Mario Kart power-ups (a real-life version of the mushroom) has now been implemented in Indycar racing.

  182. Garret August 21, 2009 8:28 pm

    600-pound man in Houston was able to hide a pistol and ammunition from police and jailers for more than a day while he was in custody by stashing the gun between his rolls of fat.

  183. Garret August 21, 2009 8:28 pm

    City employee was suspended from work without pay for failing to say hello to the mayor! Her supervisor said that not saying hello to the mayor caused “irrevocable damage” to their department.

  184. Garret August 21, 2009 8:29 pm

    Free play links pau.

  185. Curt August 21, 2009 8:33 pm

    Good job Bulla. It is better to be kind than it is to be right. I try to follow that myself.

  186. Garret August 21, 2009 8:34 pm

    DirecTV might lose the VS network just as the college football season is about to start.

    For the last couple of days, DirecTV satellite television subscribers have been seeing a crawl if they’ve watched any Versus network programming telling them that as of Aug. 31, DirecTV will no longer carry Versus.

    For college football and NHL fans who get their television through DirecTV, this could be bad news.

    Five Pacific 10 Conference games (as yet undetermined) as well as an assortment of Big 12 and Mountain West games, and an NHL package of 54 games could become unavailable to DirecTV subscribers just when those seasons start.

  187. 99club August 21, 2009 8:39 pm

    Agree 100% with your post above.

    …and who couldn’t use a malasada? 🙂

  188. Garret August 21, 2009 8:45 pm

    I’m hungry…please don’t talk about malasadas! I can still picture the Leonard’s trailer in the Windward Mall parking lot…I went there 5 times while I was in Hawaii in June.

    On a related note, I’ve lost all the weight that I gained in Hawaii due to working out and cutting out the feasts from my Mom and Mother-in-law and cutting out the malasadas. Lori cooks great food, but she makes reasonable portions and I don’t have malasadas to indulge in…

  189. 99club August 21, 2009 8:50 pm

    Click on my handle for a link to the Central Arkansas web site…article about their leading receiver malasadas having knee surgery that puts him out for the season malasadas. Also, a WR, TE, and DE were suspended malasadas for the first game and “a half” for violating team rules.

  190. wafan August 21, 2009 8:59 pm

    99 . . .


  191. koakane iphone August 21, 2009 8:59 pm

    At waipio soccer complex watching a good wahine battle. Game tied and will go into over time. The band by the guys are just great

    Fullfilling my obligation to princess to see a soccer game.

  192. Garret August 21, 2009 9:00 pm


    LOL! I had to take a snack break…

  193. Jason August 21, 2009 9:01 pm

    lakesidegt: Make him wake up early and join us! (Yeah right.) 😉

  194. lakesidegt August 21, 2009 9:06 pm

    Don’t know if I did this right and whether someone else posted this, but Saturday’s Washington Post has a neat Colt article.

  195. Garret August 21, 2009 9:07 pm

    On a serious note, I hope that the Warriors can avoid any more serious injuries this season. Injuries to certain positions (starting QB, OL, etc.) could especially be harmful, but injuries anywhere could be problematic. UH is already without Brashton, Lane, Ginlack, etc.

    Aaron Kia’s brother Micah is out for the season with a knee injury. Texas lost *four* TEs for the season already…they don’t really have any other players that they recruited as TEs. Central Arkansas lost their top returning WR.

  196. 99club August 21, 2009 9:10 pm

    Those things are my major weakness. When I was last there it was LL for sausage and eggs followed by a stop at Leonard’s. I got my co-workers hooked on ’em.

  197. koakane iphone August 21, 2009 9:11 pm

    One over time done still no score. Wahine’s fighting but they look tired.

    Question to Leia does the UH coach sub?

    Super quodos to band.

  198. curveball August 21, 2009 9:13 pm

    I can overnite some to you if needed…….:-)

  199. 99club August 21, 2009 9:16 pm


    Temping, but mahalo anyway!

  200. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 21, 2009 9:17 pm

    In addition to the HI-5 drives, DrDoc and I make malassadas as a way to raise funds for the non-profit I work for. We spell it with the double ess because that how our dough supplier – Agnes’ Portuguese Bakery – spells it.

    One of these days maybe we’ll bring out some dough and the equipment to make them on the spot at a T-Gate.

  201. wafan August 21, 2009 9:18 pm

    Quick malasada fix.

    Deep-fry the buttermilk biscuit from the dough-boy. Coat in sugar. Do not use Splenda.

    Not exactly the same but a good substitue.

  202. OldDiver August 21, 2009 9:22 pm

    182# Garret:
    August 21st, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    600-pound man in Houston was able to hide a pistol and ammunition from police and jailers for more than a day while he was in custody by stashing the gun between his rolls of fat.

    This gives me an idea of how to sneak bottled water into Aloha Stadium.

  203. Ralph August 21, 2009 9:23 pm

    limited substitutions. first half, once you go out u can’t return for the half. second half, a player can return once. He usually play a second team player for the first 15 minutes, and lets the first team play the remaining 30 minutes. Rarely more than 3 subs per half unless he is trying to find the right combination or deciding on a young team who will be his primary players.

  204. koakane iphone August 21, 2009 9:26 pm

    Game and tied but was a tense 4 seconds at the end. Had to be here.

  205. Ralph August 21, 2009 9:30 pm

    thanks for the report Koakane, that’s good news for the Na Wahines Both visiting teams are ranked and UH will be starting a lot of newbies. Mikula who would have been a 3 year starter and a junior left the team. Wolfe, a would be junior, would have started at goalie since she has played two years in the program. Lots of new starters at middle and one at forward.

  206. Ralph August 21, 2009 9:31 pm

    was the Princess covering the game, usually her beat but this is preseason.

  207. haka August 21, 2009 9:39 pm

    “A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.”

    “A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.”

    “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”

    “An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.”

    Gandhi sez Go Warriors!

  208. lakesidegt August 21, 2009 9:40 pm

    Malasadas – Jason and I will be partaking. Garret, we’ll be thinking about you.

  209. Jason August 21, 2009 9:41 pm

    Yep, got a ride with lakesidegt. Hope to see everybody else tomorrow!

  210. Jason August 21, 2009 9:47 pm

    BTW, here’s the article that lakesidegt spoke of:

    A Backup’s Age-Old Story

  211. Garret August 21, 2009 9:53 pm

    Mouton’s injury forced him to miss tonight’s game and another Titans player might have grabbed the returner role that he was competing for.

    The Titans had been looking for someone to step up in the return game this preseason.

    Against the Cowboys, someone did — rookie running back Javon Ringer, who also continued to make plays on offense.

    Following a Dallas touchdown in the first quarter, Ringer returned the kickoff 51 yards. He initially looked like he was bottled up in the middle of the field, but he cut to his left and found an opening. Then he was hit out of bounds, and the penalty gave the Titans even better field position, at the Dallas 32.

    “He’s a good little player,” Fisher said. “That was the first time he had returned for a long time … and he was bouncing around and making plays for us.”

    The Titans signed veteran returner Mark Jones this offseason, but he’s missed all of training camp and the first three preseason games because of a hamstring injury. Other return candidates — Davis and Ryan Mouton — also missed Friday’s game with injuries.

  212. Garret August 21, 2009 9:57 pm

    It is bad enough I have to miss watching the Warriors practice…missing practice AND malasadas??? Wow.

    At least I have a date out with Lori tomorrow night–the kids have a play-date at a friend’s home and we have 3 hours to ourselves. Lori also filled out some survey and got a $25 gift card to Chili’s, so I get to have a chicken fried steak, appetizer and dessert. With the special they have going on, dinner for 2 is just $20, so the gift card should basically cover our bill, tax, and almost all of the tip.

  213. al August 21, 2009 10:22 pm

    who’s malasadas are best…..

    leonard’s kapahulu or leonards windward mall trailer?

    leonard’s or champion’s malasadas?

  214. lakesidegt August 21, 2009 10:28 pm

    Leonard’s mo bettah. I’ve had malasadas from both Champion’s and Malasadas recently. Lines can be really long at Leonard’s though as many tourists have been turned on to them. Also, if you like the filled ones, Leonard’s is definitely better – they are filled individually, rather than “prefilled”,

  215. al August 21, 2009 10:28 pm

    so kapolei with their laundry list of d1 prospects gets whipped by waianae.

  216. al August 21, 2009 10:30 pm

    which filling do you like best?
    cream or chocolate?

  217. al August 21, 2009 10:33 pm

    i like the cream filled ones the best. its like eating a long john but, they are short n stubby instead, those malasada filled malasadas.

    i guess they are truly pordage long johns yah?

  218. Kekoa August 21, 2009 10:36 pm

    Al ~ Leonard’s Haupia filled. The favorite here on Kama’aha Ave.

  219. al August 21, 2009 10:42 pm

    i would take a haupia filled malasada and they drizzle some dark chocolate right on top. finish with a couple of shakes of confectioner’s sugar.

    add one venti coffee with a shot of espresso from starbucks….

  220. Kekoa August 21, 2009 10:50 pm

    I like that venti Kona Coffee with a shot of Kalua & Creme on top!

  221. warriorfanny2 August 21, 2009 10:54 pm

    An important factor no one mentions in punting is the time between ballsnap and foot-to-the-ball. You need a stop watch not a second-hand…. clocking a dozen-times with a controlled rush Alex Dunnachie is at least .03/sec off of Tim Grasso/Jake Ingram…that was taken early and late in practice and non w a full scale rush….but yes, if Alex can get it off on time…well, this aussie has snap and thunder in his legs….and speaking of kicking not punting, a FG kicker can win or lose 3 games a year on average….would be kool to see 75% from 39-in….that is on the redzone border….even a mercurial and pyschotic Dan Kelly was able to do that in 2008. 🙂

  222. Kekoa August 21, 2009 11:07 pm

    Got to get some sleep. Early morning service up at Kapalama…

    Burying the hatchet and going to bed wf2.

    Good nite all!

  223. Slugger August 21, 2009 11:16 pm

    Wonder if I’ll be dreaming about malasadas filled with lilikoi filling?

    Night all! See you at practice tomorrow.

  224. al August 21, 2009 11:52 pm

    malasadas with that cinnamon sugar is awesome. besides the cinnamon lowers the blood/sugar levels.

  225. al August 21, 2009 11:53 pm

    i am glad the day has ended on a sweet note.

  226. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 22, 2009 12:05 am

    Al, is the Tuesday’s Cattle Call a buffet, order off the menu, or family-style where everyone splits the check? Back when DrDoc worked at Kuhio Park Terrace, we often ate take-out from Golden Coin in Kalihi.. Have a 10 am appointment in Kapolei and a 2 pm appointment in town so a 12 noon lunch would work out nicely.

  227. bighilofan2 August 22, 2009 12:32 am

    yeah, i’m glad the day ending on a nice note.

    forgot to bring my $list home today, has everybody’s real names and addresses and blog names. i thought i had left some of the envelopes home and didn’t have the whole list. i didn’t.

    will post the complete list tomorrow after i check the mail.

    WE DID A GOOD THING, TSAIKOS. and we did it all in less than a week. an i even got extra, like a good luck charm from a generous Tsaiko.

    and I sent da kala, greens an all, in da certified letter. A House, da kala neva stick to da fingaz. 😀 even da one from “Mad Dog” 😆

    YOU ALL ARE PRICELESS. an summa yu are 2 funny!!!!
    waiting for da mail lady has been such an uplifting experience these last several days.


  228. chawan_cut August 22, 2009 1:38 am

    tonight’s news. not much. clip of mat mcbriar in the new stadium. also rocky does a anti-domestic abuse commercial with UH.

  229. bighilofan2 August 22, 2009 1:41 am


    report on da running back doing a power punch on a tackla and rockin em to his okole as he goes running by?

    report on how good GA is looking in doing timing bubble passes?

    pretty please. :mrgreen:

  230. bighilofan2 August 22, 2009 1:56 am

    how you stay chawan_cut? 😀

    I wuz thinkin of all the coaches we get and our offense.

    MacMackin R. Miano R Lee C Lee G Lumpkin D Aranda B Smith.
    M Smith. C Tormey. G Shaw N Rolovich.

    I’d like to read how our run and shoot is looking really good. I see get choke defense coaches in da above. i’m hoping that the o coaches get outta dare D minds and coach da Oso good dat it looks like instinct an da play goes at warp speed when gotta.

  231. bighilofan2 August 22, 2009 2:24 am

    Great article in today’s HA.

    i gotta ask.
    how come we have a #1 QB and 3 #2s? is there really 3?

    make the call. make the coach make the call. teach him to be decisive. to act decisively. to improve his evaluation skills.

  232. bighilofan2 August 22, 2009 2:28 am

    its not like the QB gonna have all day to make da play that goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on. … and on… 😀

  233. BigWave96744 August 22, 2009 3:15 am

    Jason, Chawan_Cut and other math/ICS geeks will get this:

    If Stephen Tsai’s followers = Tsaiko’s
    Dave Reardon’s followers = Reardo’s
    Don Weir followers = Weirdo’s

    Have a great day… I’ll be in the ocean in a few hours 🙂

  234. Tooth Fairy Pocket Pillow August 22, 2009 3:20 am

    Very helpful of you to post information like this for all of us to use.

  235. Nitey Nite and SWD!

  236. Garret August 22, 2009 4:17 am

    Bess is diligent about taking notes during position meetings.

    Starting wide receiver Davone Bess is a visual learner as well.

    “Even though you know it from a mental standpoint, when you’re writing it down, it’s almost like you’re engraving it into your system,” Bess says.

    “It kind of beats it into you and makes you want to go out and perform and do all the right things. I pretty much write almost everything down.”

    Bess also makes full use of the team-issued yellow highlighters.

    “If I have to make something known, I’ll put an exclamation mark at the end of it with a highlighter,” Bess says. “Something to make it stick out.”

  237. Garret August 22, 2009 4:20 am

    How could the NCAA lose Michael Wadsworth’s transcripts? It is sad that he has to be held out of practices during the middle of camp.

  238. rage777 August 22, 2009 5:17 am

    Article from LA Times about the women professional soccer match, talks about Natasha Kai. (Hopefully I get the quotes right)

    “Rampone’s a leader out there,” Rogers said. The Sol coach is also concerned about two other U.S. national team players on Sky Blue’s roster — forward Natasha Kai and goalkeeper Jenni Branam.

    “[Kai] can be so dangerous. She can turn the game instantly. They’ve been pretty solid at the back,” Rogers said. “Branam’s done an outstanding job. She’s like a warrior out there. Every time I see her, she’s making big saves, limping around, pulling herself back up and making another big save. It’s amazing. They’re going to be hard to break down.”

  239. Garret August 22, 2009 5:42 am

    I do not understand why my comment is awaiting moderation, as the quote that I’m citing just shows that Jake is projected to make New England’s 53-man roster.

  240. Garret August 22, 2009 5:47 am

    I have *two* RGM posts awaiting moderation–I think that is because of the way the Canadian paper refers to RGM as a return specia list. Since I cannot post the article, I’ll just mention that yesterday RGM had 24.8 yards per kickoff return and 7 yards per punt return.

  241. Garret August 22, 2009 5:49 am

    My guess was correct–I cannot post quotes about RGM and Jake Ingram because the articles have the word “specia list” (without the space I added to the word).

  242. bighilofan2 August 22, 2009 6:03 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

  243. myki August 22, 2009 6:16 am

    Good morning bhf2, Garret and all other Tsai-kos awake and functioning or even those not functioning to well yet.

    sj just got up and we’ll be getting ready to go up and watch the walk throughs this morning.

    Hope you all have a great day !!

  244. bighilofan2 August 22, 2009 6:17 am

    I wish Markowitz would stop by an play. Usin his picture as my computer screen face. 😀

  245. bighilofan2 August 22, 2009 6:35 am

    Good morning myki. say hi to sj. lucky buggaz yu guyz fo go watch excitement.

    Tombo Ahi,
    you wrote good stuffs yestaday!

    I’m pullin for the best for my faves Ryan Henry, Mana Silva an
    Geordan Hanohano. wishin them all a great season!

  246. bighilofan2 August 22, 2009 6:39 am

    i’ve liked Ryan ever since ST quoted him last year

    “..put that down… I keep my word.”

    You da man, Mr. Henry!

    now go be a bigga man. put on sum weight to go with yo moves. 😆

  247. Kekoa (iPhone) August 22, 2009 6:42 am

    Morning bhf2!!
    Getting ready to go up da hill in a few. BarryM is busy rebuilding his Hawaii Kai Castle. He said your mug is still jamin’ his camera! Gotta use his old Polaroid!

  248. whitey August 22, 2009 6:45 am

    Good morning Tsaikos. Gong be a beautiful day on Maui and my friend’s niece is getting married at the Makena Prince this morning.

  249. Kekoa (iPhone) August 22, 2009 6:47 am

    Morning myki & sj! Enjoy practice. Going be a surprising day I’ll bet…

  250. whitey August 22, 2009 6:48 am

    Bryant M has come a long way up the ladder. When I saw him at the Maui spring scrimmage, he didn’t look good and Shane A was very good. Am surprised that Shane hasn’t elevated his game.

  251. whitey August 22, 2009 6:49 am

    morning kekoa and bhf2

  252. whitey August 22, 2009 6:50 am

    morning myki and garret

  253. Kekoa (iPhone) August 22, 2009 6:50 am

    Howzit Whitey! Maui magic from Makena Prince eh?! Shotgun style?

  254. Slugger August 22, 2009 6:51 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!


    Bess is a good student if he’s writing things down. Same thing for me if I write things down & read them again, it helps to reinforce the information in multiple ways besides the auditory. Go Davone!

    See y’all at the walk-through!

  255. Garret August 22, 2009 6:52 am

    Note about how David Veikune will be used in two roles today for Cleveland.

    Rookie David Veikune will see the majority of his reps at ILB, but will lineup wide as a pass rusher on occasion.

  256. Kekoa (iPhone) August 22, 2009 6:52 am

    Gotta go! Have a good day everybody…

  257. Garret August 22, 2009 6:54 am


    One other thing that I found interesting in that article was that the player from Utah State that is Bess’ teammate talked about how he didn’t take notes well in college or even in high school. So, I guess he made it through the classroom and on the field at Utah State without taking notes…which would explain a lot about the lack of player development at Utah State.

  258. Garret August 22, 2009 6:57 am

    Good morning myki, whitey, and everyone else. Enjoy the practice and the malasadas for those who are lucky enough to go.

    I’m going to take my kids to the park now and will be offline all day, but I look forward to reading about today’s practice after my kids are asleep tonight.

  259. bighilofan2 August 22, 2009 6:59 am

    Good morning to


    have a great day everyone. looking forward to watching Colt later today.

  260. bighilofan2 August 22, 2009 7:59 am


    i’ll help you decide on #2. for next week and the long term.

    who is/are bringing notepads when attending meetings and watching films? Rausch? Austin? Moniz?

    the issue really comes down to who will make the quick decisions, and most often correct, right? they all sound pretty accurate.

    Austin looks the more athletic, but Moniz is making the bigger plays

    my gut tells me da west side guy makes # 2.

    and that is what rolo needs to work on, intuition and verbalization. 😀

    we’ll see if my college edumacated guess is correctomundo. we’ll know in a week. 😀

    ha. soundin like MKiper. 😆

  261. Pomai August 22, 2009 8:16 am

    I just hope Rausch doesn’t pull a Graunke!!!!

  262. JaM August 22, 2009 8:19 am

    Good morning to all!!

  263. wafan August 22, 2009 8:26 am

    It is a beautiful Saturday!

    Make it the best one so far.

  264. wafan August 22, 2009 8:27 am

    I hope it is not raining at Punchbowl. Any weather report DPK?

  265. Da Punchbowl Kid August 22, 2009 8:53 am

    It’s very overcast and humid, looks like it might rain, no rain yet.

  266. bighilofan2 August 22, 2009 8:56 am

    look whats happened in da NY Times
    June 22, 2009, 10:42 am
    The Quad Countdown: No. 71 Hawaii
    By Paul Myerberg

    Tidbit (coaching edition): Two coaching tidbits to pass along. First, the brother Ron and Cal Lee serve as Hawaii’s offensive and defensive coordinator, respectively, making them – to the best of the Countdown’s knowledge – the only brother pair to serve as F.B.S. coordinators at the same school.

    One thing we know about U.H. football: the team always, always has wide receivers. The same could be said about offensive linemen.

    Players to watch: The Warriors can trace a late-season push offensively on the coaching staff’s decision to make the senior quarterback Greg Alexander the permanent starter. Alexander, a JUCO transfer, split time in the first half of the season with the senior Inoke Funaki (since moved to running back), but started the final six games of the season; he took over the starting role after a terrific second-half performance against Nevada, propelling the Warriors to the win. For the season, Alexander threw for 1,895 yards and 14 touchdowns (against only 5 picks), completing 62.9 percent of his passes. Yes, these numbers fall well short of Brennan’s lofty totals, but his play did more than enough to earn him the No. 1 spot this fall. As always, U.H. will have receivers to burn. Greg Salas as well as the junior running back-turned-receiver Kealoha Pilares Another name to watch for is the junior college enrollee Rodney Bradley. I touted the senior running back Leon Wright-Jackson as a player to watch last fall. He has too much talent to be so inefficient. Joining him at running back are the aforementioned Funaki, senior Jayson Rego and the juniors Chizzy Dimude and Alex Green; the latter pair could work into the mix immediately. Four players with starting experience return up front, none more important than the senior center John Estes. Estes has earned first-team all-WAC honors in each of the last two seasons, and is a contender for national recognition as a senior. The best news for the offensive line is the addition of coach Gordy Shaw, one of the most respected line coaches in the F.B.S. His primary concern will be improving the team’s all-important pass protection.

    There may be issues on defense. One fact standing in Hawaii’s favor is McMackin’s defensive background, which may yield a surprising performance despite breaking in nine new The only other lineman with starting experience is the sophomore tackle Vaughn Meatoga, who will take over for Josh Leonard at the right tackle spot. A player to watch is the junior Elliot Purcell, who was a meaningful part of the end rotation in 2008. At safety, keep an eye out for the JUCO transfer Aaron Brown, who is the favorite to replace Monteilh at strong safety. Brown was the highest rated recruit in Hawaii’s 2009 class.

    Position battle to watch: With all due respect to the rest of the 2008 defensive starters, the Warriors will have a difficult time replacing only four contributors: Elimimian, Adam Leonard, Mouton and Veikune. This quartet not only provided tremendous production, but in the case of the first three, rank among the best players U.H. has ever produced at their positions.

    (Quick aside: If there’s one thing I’ve learned about the U.H. roster, it’s to never believe a player’s listed weight. And to always double-check my spelling.) Hawaii will look toward the seniors R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane and Blaze Soares at the two outside spots. Linebacker will not so much see a “position battle” as a fight to see who can replace Elimimian and Leonard’s production. Can these step up? The junior Jeremy Bryant and the senior Chris Black stand atop the depth chart at cornerback, but they’ll need to hold off the freshman Lewis Walker and the juniors Melvin Hopkins and Lametrius Davis to earn the starting nods.

    Game(s) to watch: Hawaii will play a 13-game schedule for the second straight season. Like last year, it may have a Hawaii Bowl birth sealed up before the home finale, but I’m still interested in seeing how teams like Navy and Wisconsin handle a late-season trip off the mainland. In WAC play, Hawaii’s games with Louisiana Tech, Fresno State and Nevada will determine who finishes second to Boise State in the final standings. Did I just give away my WAC champion?

    Season breakdown & prediction: It’s a role reversal for the 2009 Warriors, who go from having a questionable offense and a talented defense to vice versa. If this team could return last year’s defense and combine it with what will be an improved offensive unit, I would have U.H. as the second-best team in the WAC. However, I don’t think McMackin and his staff will be able to offset losing nine starters on this side of the ball, five of whom earned all-WAC honors on at least one occasion. So where do I put the Warriors in the WAC pecking order? Fifth, in terms of where it falls on the Countdown, but in a tie with Fresno State and Louisiana Tech for third. I like the offense, which returns seven starters, and think it can make great strides over its mediocre performance of a season ago. Obviously, my often-repeated concerns over the defense limit my faith in Hawaii’s conference title hopes, but I believe the unit will do enough to allow U.H. to make another trip to the Hawaii Bowl. I think the Warriors will match last fall’s 7-6 regular season; if, somehow, the defense remains strong, eight wins is well within the range of possibility.

    Dream season: Despite its major losses on defense, Hawaii puts it all together in a 10-3 regular season. The Warriors finish tied with Boise State atop the WAC.

    Nightmare season: The offense is average and the defense suspect. For the first time since 2000, the Warriors finish with less than five wins: 4-9, 3-5 in the WAC.

    Where do Hawaii fans congregate: The chatter at is as good as it gets, especially for a non-B.C.S.-conference team. You can find additional U.H. football talk at For an in-depth look at the program, take a look at Stephen Tsai’s blog for The Honolulu Advertiser.

  267. bighilofan2 August 22, 2009 8:58 am

    humid in Hilo.

  268. bighilofan2 August 22, 2009 9:06 am

    for me, the plus side of Warrior Football is the offensive line, Shaw, and the special teams, Tormey and M Smith. They’ll get da Aussie to get the ball away faster, and make tackles.

    for me, the questionmark side is the offensive quarterback decision-making during game time. last year the verbage between the coaches and the QB was not so spiffy.

    I’m hoping that the positive enthusiasm and visual display of confidence by Shaw, Tormey, MSmith and Aranda (he shows up in da office about da same time da chickens start making noises) will rub off on da guyz waitin or eligible fo da retirement check.

    one difference between mediocre and great is ENTHUSIASM!

  269. bighilofan2 August 22, 2009 9:07 am

    back laters gang.

  270. bhf2- nice NYT find!

    Too much 6th F til 2am… Need kope and activities until 1:30 when Colt’s game starts.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    try my name on this post for a possible link to his game…


  272. wafan August 22, 2009 9:44 am

    DPK . . .

    Thank you! Looks like Dad will have to wait another day.

  273. Tanner Cooley will be “Blogging it Live” for the Skins game. This link has the radio links too:

  274. oops… Tanner is going to Tweet the game to that link so no chat this time.

  275. LiL Mermaid August 22, 2009 9:53 am

    Thanks aunty Liz for the Skins game links!

  276. LiL Mermaid – Go Colt!

    Someone on the pregame radio show said Colt is not playing and Chase is. He was a Colt-disser anyway. I don’t think he was correct.

  277. letsgowarriors August 22, 2009 10:17 am

    so did wadsworth take the written portion of the ACT?

  278. d1島 August 22, 2009 10:20 am

    Great Morning All!

    Walking thru the morning at home; hope the team’s walk-thru went well.

    Hope the Tsaikos in attendance remember that the picnic fuud is for the team!

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  280. Jason August 22, 2009 10:37 am

    Walkthrough went well, they started off with a big emphasis on special teams. Then they broke down into different units, with the offense in the middle of the field, DL here, DBs there, etc. Pretty simple, nothing too noteworthy to me. Then again, I was just trying to fight the sun and the wind all day while sitting on those hard bleachers. 😀

    It was really nice to meet Don Weir and a bunch of others from Nā Koa today. The malasadas were nice—we had so many left over, he had me take two dozen to share amongst the fans attending the practice.

    bighilofan2: Since you already mailed in what you got to Don, I gave him $25 in cash. He said to make sure you note that in your records.

  281. Don Weir August 22, 2009 10:46 am

    Please add $25 to the total. It came as cash through the Na Koa office this morning. You will be contacted to add the name.

    Na Koa Football Club Members
    Please e-mail me your e-mail address as I am attempting to update the NK databse.

    Mahalo to Ci Laboy for showing up early and helping serve the malasadas and coffee.

    Give me an hour and I will post the bike update.

  282. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 22, 2009 10:58 am

    On Thursday, August 27, at the Board of Regents monthly meeting, there are a number of athletic issues on the agenda. The meeting, which starts at 9 am, will be held at Windward Community College, Hale Akoakoa 103-105.

    Unfortunately, the agenda MAY not be posted on UH Regents website becaue they mail them out. If anyone is interested in getting a copy before the meeting, you can call 956-8213

    Although all of the relevant items are going to be discussed in Executive Session before the actual vote which will be done in Open Session, there will be an opportunity for the public to make comments at the beginning of the meeting.

    FYI: Only one of the fifteen Regents is a woman.

    At 10 am the same day, the Stadium Authority will also hold its monthly meeting; however, the secretary forgot to attach the agenda to the e-mail notice. Because of the three-day weekend, I won’t be able to find out what’s on the agenda until Monday morning since they often don’t post their agendas on-line prior to meetings either.

    I’m curious as to how they’re going to issue Requests for Proposals/Bids for replace of the artificial turf before the start of the 2010 season.

  283. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 22, 2009 11:01 am

    Whoops! for replace of the artificial turf = for replacement of the artificial turf

  284. Lightning and thunder and lots of rain at FedEx Field. And the peanut gallery looks like UNLV when the Warriors play. Uh Oh. Too many terrible towels…

  285. tommui August 22, 2009 12:00 pm

    JASON: Thanks for the Sat. update. Nice seeing you yesterday.

  286. Don Weir August 22, 2009 12:04 pm

    Bike has been ordered but now I am waiting for PayPal to link my updated credit card to their back end database.

  287. sjmacro August 22, 2009 12:44 pm

    Tsaikos, Don Weir and bhf2: super job on the bike project. Seems like I’ll be taking a picture of bhf2 on the Schwinn IC Pro in Vegas. The following link show last summer’s JUGS repair project–sjmacro

  288. LELIE!!!

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    what’s thombo Ahi’s website id, lost all of my bookmarks

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  291. Frank August 23, 2009 12:05 pm

    I really enjoy UH football and keep up with the Warriors. I even went to school with Colt, Satele, Percell and a few others. I sure hope they continue to do the Ha’a. I will be disappointed if they do not.

    Imagine if they do not do the Ha’a and a Mainland team comes here to Aloha Stadium and does it, that would suck.

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