PonoJr wins six tickets

PonoJr wins six tickets to Saturday’s baseball game. Avis made the pick tonight.

Please text me at 256-0223, and I can leave the tickets at Will Call.

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It was a must-win basketball game for the Rainbows tonight in Boise. They lost, and it’s open season on speculation.

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Colt Brennan confirms that he arrives in town tomorrow, will participate in Saturday’s Field of Legends football youth football clinic at Aloha Stadium (call the Barefoot League at 734-0200 for details), then depart Sunday.

Brennan said he is in great shape, and fully healthy for the first time since the start of his senior year at UH. He has been training in Arizona.

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Yesterday was the application deadline for the two vacated football positions — personnel director and assistant coach. Head coach Greg McMackin is in Japan for a series of football clinics. He won’t go through the applications until after he returns.

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Happy birthday to former Rough Rider classmate Susan (Sato) Tamura.


  1. chopsueyboy March 4, 2010 8:47 am


  2. chopsueyboy March 4, 2010 8:48 am

    shocking to be first. I’d like to thank all those busy at home or work to allow me this opportunity to be first.

  3. chopsueyboy March 4, 2010 8:48 am

    I want to root-root-root for the home team

  4. al March 4, 2010 8:49 am

    “I want to root-root-root for the home team.”

  5. curveball March 4, 2010 8:54 am

    “I want to root-root-root for the home team.”

  6. (Jesse)James March 4, 2010 8:55 am

    Whoa…top 5….

    Good morning Tsaikos…hope all have a great day…

  7. (Jesse)James March 4, 2010 8:55 am


    “I want to root-root-root for the home team.”

  8. Slugger March 4, 2010 8:55 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    I want to root-root-root for the home team.

    Go BasketBows!

  9. al March 4, 2010 8:56 am

    chopsueyboy…everytime i see your posts, i get hungry.
    i wonder why.

  10. D March 4, 2010 8:58 am

    I want to root-root-root for the home team…this Saturday.

  11. al March 4, 2010 8:58 am

    anonymous…i am with man.

    it is good to play against those who went away.
    i think the rivalry and competition is what it is all about.
    nothing better to bring out the competitive juices than a great challenge.

    those things also will help pack the house.

  12. al March 4, 2010 8:59 am

    “anonymous…i am with you man.

  13. Jack Flash March 4, 2010 9:01 am

    “I want to root-root-root for the home team.”

  14. Jack Flash March 4, 2010 9:03 am

    I hope Colt has a good time on such a short visit “home!” Good luck to the men’s basketball team, although i’m not holding my breath. Anyone heading out to the Les tonight? I’m trying to round up some of my Kailua boys for a night out on the other side of the Koolaus- not an easy feat!

  15. Bokal March 4, 2010 9:07 am

    “I want to root-root-root for the home team.”

  16. SteveM March 4, 2010 9:10 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Good to see Colt back in town and helping out.

  17. Da Punchbowl Kid March 4, 2010 9:21 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Welcome back Colt!

    Howzit SteveM!

  18. midori7 March 4, 2010 9:22 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    Enjoyed Davone Bess’ interview on Leahey & Leahey last night.

    Thank you Colt & all the athletes for helping out at the youth football clinic.

    ST: any idea how many applications Coach Mack will have to review???

    “I want to root-root-root for the home team.”

  19. Da Punchbowl Kid March 4, 2010 9:27 am

    “I want to root-root-root for the home team.”

  20. Da Punchbowl Kid March 4, 2010 9:28 am

    Good Morning midori7! Did you and your beautiful mom have a good girls day yesterday?

  21. SteveM March 4, 2010 9:35 am

    Good morning DPK!

    Sorry, I had to cast Bulla as the skipper if Koakane was Gilligan. But if no Koakane, then you can be skipper again and Bulla can play Mr. Howell. 🙂

  22. Da Punchbowl Kid March 4, 2010 9:57 am

    JJ said he thought I should be Mrs. Howell. But we know how confused JJ can be… 😆

  23. Da Punchbowl Kid March 4, 2010 9:58 am

    Mighty slow in here this morning.

  24. A-House March 4, 2010 10:06 am

    “I want to root-root-root for the home team”.

  25. chawan_cut March 4, 2010 10:08 am

    Mr. Tsai,
    If you do run into Mr. Brennan, could you ask him what he did with the lego I gave to him the other year? Just wondering if its on a wall or in the basement. Thanks!

    “I want to root-root-root for the home team.”

  26. A-House March 4, 2010 10:10 am

    Thank you to Colt and Davone for continuing to give back to Hawaii!

    Always, the very best to your future in the NFL.

  27. A-House March 4, 2010 10:18 am


    howzit! everytime I see your post, it brings back memories of the grand time we had at Snowqualmie Casino after the Wazzu game – cannot believe we made so much noise.

    and a certain couple from LA, especially the Mrs, was laughing so hard I thouhgt she was splitting her sides. funny, but it continued in Vegas the following week.

    and Mrs A-House still brings up the fact that the waitres brought me a warm bowl of water,with lemon, to wash my hands after all the crab legs – she was and still is jealous.

    our best to Nicky – hope he will be able to come home and attend one of our tailgates this season – if not, we will see him in 2011 for the Udub game – Midori7 wants to go back to Pike’s Market and visit all the onolicious restaurants we found near our hotel.

    yes, wafan, we will see you and Izzy too!!!!

  28. LizKauai m/ March 4, 2010 10:26 am

    Welcome home, COLT!


  29. chopsueyboy March 4, 2010 10:34 am

    Great memories indeed. Had more than my share of prime ribs from the buffet.
    (allergic to seafood). Nicholas got promoted to trainer for the entire store and is currently on track for supervisor training at Best Buy. He came home during the Valentine’s rush to help his old parents. I’m sure he would love to see everyone again at the u-Dub game if he doesn’t make it back for a Warrior home game.

  30. kama krab March 4, 2010 10:40 am

    I want to root-root-root for the home team.

  31. anonymous March 4, 2010 10:47 am

    Re-What I would do if I were Mayor in honoring Mosi Tatupu

    Plant a tree. Where? Stadium Park, where the old stadium used to sit. And where Mosi played his high school games.

    I think by commemorating Mosi life with some remembrance needs to be done , especially of how Mosi brought so much recognition and good will towards Hawaii.

    Planting a tree (a big one like a banyan that will be around for 100 years or so) symbolizes a lot of things, especially life and growth. Plus with an accompanying plaque it serves as memorial plus perpetuates the memory of Mosi. Of all the people I’ve seen or heard about in lifetime that grew up in Hawaii none is more deserving of some recognition than Mosi. I feel it would be a shame if nothing is done.

  32. d1島 March 4, 2010 10:49 am

    Does Coach Mack need some help with the applications? Put them in alphabetical order? By date received? Make sure all the pages are the right way? Anything?

    Let me know….. 😉

  33. ty1hawaii March 4, 2010 10:51 am

    “I want to root-root-root for the home team.”

  34. d1島 March 4, 2010 10:51 am

    Congratulations to Coach Jordan and his family on the marriage of his daughter while visiting Hawaii for the series, but come Saturday….

    “I want to root-root-root for the home team.”

  35. PONO March 4, 2010 10:55 am

    “I want to root root root for the home team”

  36. d1島 March 4, 2010 10:57 am

    Happy Birthday Susan (Sato) Tamura!

  37. SteveM March 4, 2010 11:06 am

    Avast ye sailors cruisers… the papa flag ( alphabet “p” flag–google it) is hoisted over the Genji Maru, Today’s voyage: the Baltic Sea. 😎

  38. Pomai March 4, 2010 11:07 am

    “I want to root-root-root for the home team.”

  39. SteveM March 4, 2010 11:11 am

    Avast ye (strike> sailors cruisers… the papa flag ( alphabet “p” flag–google it) is hoisted over the Genji Maru, Today’s voyage: the Baltic Sea.

  40. jm2375 March 4, 2010 11:20 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Heading out for the aforementioned Cruiser Call.

    Wait a minute… I know a Susan Tamura. I wonder if it’s the same person.

    Hi ho.

  41. Slugger March 4, 2010 11:24 am

    It was a nice interview of Davone on the Leahy & Leahy show last night. I was thinking that it would have been fun to have Colt show up on set in the middle of the interview…only on the Warrior Beat…

    The young ones will have a great time at this weekend’s football clinic. Thanks to Davone, Colt, Samson, and the other players involved.

    I want to root-root-root for the home team.

    Time to go walking around the neighborhood.
    Esme & out….

  42. koakane March 4, 2010 11:26 am

    good mid day all, how is everyone doing so far? last day before the weekend for the furlough peeps whotahhhhhhhhhhhhhh babe.

    saw st’s counter part from the sb last night along with squeeze jr at imua lounge.

    congrats to former UH golfer Lenore Muraoka Rittenhouse being selected for induction into the Hawai‘i Sports Hall of Fame class of 2010. furthermore bestest to the wahine and warrior team playing on the continent. to the teams battling here ” challenge them”

    have a nice day esmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  43. PaulM March 4, 2010 11:27 am

    “I want to root-root-root for the home team.”

    I’ll be there either way, this just gives me an opportunity to bring some friends along!

  44. Da Punchbowl Kid March 4, 2010 11:36 am


    I agree that honoring Mosi Tatupu would be a good thing. Why not plant a tree and install a bust or statue of the great one?

  45. Kazz March 4, 2010 11:37 am

    The Citadel should be tougher competition than Oregon. Heard on the radio Oregon was only ranked (25th) in one of the five NCAA baseball polls and those pesky “southern” teams play some good ball.

    Speaking of… Hope those going to the Saturday noon game will stop by the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium!!!

    BIG competition at 4pm against one of those “pesky southern teams” in East Carolina and while they don’t seem to be much of a threat as Udub, they are still a threat and then the BEST of the BEST showcase their power against the Wahine as #1 and 2009 NCAA Softball National Champions Washington plays UH at 6pm.

    But getting back to East Carolina, they remind me of Oklahoma State in terms of their record and the competition they’ve won and lost to. Like OSU they’ve only lost to highly ranked teams and ECU features some local talent coming home to play… the Wahine MUST PROTECT DIS HOUSE!!! With #1 Washington looming later that day, they cannot keep their eyes off ECU for a moment. Keep the errors non-existent and if they are confident in their abilities, yet humble, ECU should be no problem. I was worried that while Oklahoma State didn’t have the numbers to really overwhelm us, I had a feeling our errors would cost us that game moreso than others and it seemed like it did. The Louisville Slugger and Cathedral City tournaments should have served as a major learning tool. I hope the Wahine have returned home a bit wiser.


    “To be the man, you gotta beat the MAN!!! WOOOOOOOO!!!”

    On paper, there should be no other team, out of the WAC or in the WAC, that is going to challenge the Wahine as hard as U-DUUUUUUUHHHHBBBBB. It will be a treat and a “chore” (in a way) to see how the Wahine batters maintain their poise against Udub’s pitching and if Stephanie Ricketts will be called upon and if she can find her “groove” on the mound against the BEST of the BEST.

    The game against Seattle tomorrow night may be hard to watch if you are a Seattle fan. Game is at 6 and I leave the office around 6:20 or 6:30 at the latest and it takes me about 15-20 minutes to get to UH, find parking, and then park my okole in my seat at the stadium… I hope the Wahine don’t mercy rule Seattle before I even get a chance to get change from the parking attendant!!!

  46. midori7 March 4, 2010 11:55 am

    Hi DPK! We had a nice Girls Day, thank you.

    Another busy weekend. Hope the weather clears up for baseball & softball.


  47. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc March 4, 2010 11:55 am

    “I want to root-root-root for the home team.”

    Wonder what it was I did in a previous life to poose off the assorted gods! Last night while I was shopping at Foodland in Kailua someone stole my wallet and cleared out my two debit card accounts – and then some – in less than 30 minutes. Also taken was a bus pass I’d just purchased for $50 Sunday evening, a book of checks, assorted pieces of ID, and my Sears card. Fortunately, I’d left this weekend’s baseball tickets on my desk.

    At 7:40 pm, I’d gone into the store with my car keys, the wallet and a cloth shopping bag to buy some dessert to go with the Quizno’s sub DrDoc was buying next door. DD gave me $5 and saw me put the money in the wallet.

    I picked up a store shopping basket before I headed into the bakery area. I discovered the wallet was gone when I went to the checkout stand around7:50 pm.

    What was really bizarre is that there were very few customers in the store at the time plus I don’t even recall seeing anyone near me at the time. I certainly did not leave the basket unattended to go to another part of the store.

    After DD purchased a replacement bus pass for another $50 – I cannot drive anymore until my Bad Eye!!! goes away – we headed over to Long’s to buy a replacement wallet. We ran into Stephen coming out of the door

    As soon as we got home around 8:30 pm, we notifed the two banks and Sears. Both bank cards were closed immediately but not before a whole bunch of purchases had been run up in stores which do not require passcodes. I’d memorized them a long time ago so there was nothing in the wallet to give that information away.

    We headed back to the Kailua police station, got the complaint forms, and then started visiting the various retail establishments that had processed the card. At the last one, the checkout clerk actually knew the guy who’d used the card and asked him whose card it was – the little snit said that it was his mom’s.

    What a major hassle!! But the whole thing is really scary.Was this a “crime of opportunity” or is there a gang lurking around retail stores targeting solo women shoppers?

    Back to sports: Still waiting for a return phone call concerning the Budweiser Tent. The individual in charge of the promotion is still off-island.

    Give a shout-out to the men’s basketball team as well as the Bowsball team today.

  48. HiFlyer March 4, 2010 12:06 pm

    I want to root-root-root for the home team.”

  49. d1島 March 4, 2010 12:18 pm

    If it wasn’t for bad luck….


    Sorry to hear about your latest misfortune. I hope HPD can follow-up with that clerk who told you he knows the creep.
    Uhhh…. CrM….you out there?

  50. curveball March 4, 2010 12:26 pm

    here is some interesting info for Red SKin fans

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  51. Jack Flash March 4, 2010 12:55 pm

    Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:
    Sorry to hear about your hassles. If you find out who the thief is, please post his or her name here. There are many Kailua folks who would love an opportunity to “teach” this young person that stealing is wrong.

  52. Kekoa March 4, 2010 1:32 pm

    W/Doc ~ It sounds like it may have fallen out of your cloth bag and then the ‘perp’ came along and picked it up. Whatever it was, it was a low down dirty Dingus Magee thing to do to you and the Dr.

    Please do pass this info on to Colomaohana, as I know her husband will be able to help you. He loves dealing with criminals…Hmmm…maybe that’s how he hooked up with his roomie.

  53. Kekoa March 4, 2010 1:34 pm


    “I want to root-root-root for the home team.”

  54. jm2375 March 4, 2010 1:35 pm

    WDoc – sorry to hear about that. I will have to be more vigilant when I go there now.

    Jack Flash – #51 :mrgreen:

  55. wafan March 4, 2010 1:37 pm

    Great afternoon!

  56. Kekoa March 4, 2010 1:37 pm

    Powder Puff & Stretch ~

    If you guys are going to be a the Sat. game, for sure…

    “I want to root-root-root for the home team.”

  57. wafan March 4, 2010 1:40 pm

    W-Doc . . .

    Sorry to hear about your experience with a societal low-life. Sounds like a smack upside his head would be appropriate.

  58. A-House March 4, 2010 2:10 pm

    Wassup Doc:

    Cannot believe that the clerk at the last stop did process the purchase if he knew the kid – maybe by first name or nick name only.

    Especially if he asked the kid whose card it was – jeeeeeeez!

  59. ponojr March 4, 2010 2:21 pm

    Count me in

    I want to root-root-root for the home team.

  60. LizKauai m/ March 4, 2010 2:54 pm

    Hiya- Well, Colt is still a Redskin as of today but a bunch of guys are not- including #2 QB Todd Collins.

    WDoc- God Bless!

  61. Slugger March 4, 2010 3:03 pm

    Happy birthday to Rough Rider Susan (Sato) Tamura.

    I want to root-root-root for the home team.

  62. Pomai March 4, 2010 3:13 pm

    WDoc I agree if you find out who the bum is post his name on the blog and wherever you can. Maybe we should invite the young man to our first tailgate down by the marina

  63. YoshiKeiko March 4, 2010 3:16 pm

    “I want to root-root-root for the home team.”

  64. Kekoa (iPhone) March 4, 2010 3:16 pm

    SteveM ~ E kala mai! I forgot about the cruiser call today! I wanted to listen to Tom Mui tell us about his trip to SE Asia. I’m guessing he provided a photo journal of all his adventures.

    What’s worse? Jm2375 sitting there taking it all in and being so smug about it!…grrrr

  65. panaewa March 4, 2010 3:20 pm

    I want to root, root, root for the home team

  66. Da Punchbowl Kid March 4, 2010 3:21 pm

    Sorry to hear about the pilikia W-Doc. At least they have a good lead to follow. Blessings on you.

  67. BG March 4, 2010 3:22 pm

    My full sympathies to you!!! This year has not started well…your physical ailments, losing your cat and dog, and now this. Auwe! Makes you want to go back to bed and start the year again.

  68. wafan March 4, 2010 3:33 pm

    Go basketBows!

  69. CHEE! March 4, 2010 3:40 pm

    PICK ME PLEASE! I want to root-root-root for the home team!!

  70. d1島 March 4, 2010 3:40 pm

    I hope the VolleyBows are not impacted by the campus protests going on in CA. Some reports indicate very high tensions are prevalent.

    Students and faculty at California’s public universities rallied across the state on Thursday to protest steep fee hikes they say have damaged a system of higher education long the envy of the nation.

  71. wasabi137 March 4, 2010 3:46 pm

    I want to root-root-root for the home team

  72. d1島 March 4, 2010 3:49 pm

    …what did I want to do?

  73. d1島 March 4, 2010 3:50 pm

    I want to root-root-root for the home team!

  74. Manoa Mist March 4, 2010 3:56 pm

    Great idea by anonymous and DPK. I’d chip in for a statue of Mosi at the stadium. Just IMHO, he was the best high school football player that ever came out of Hawaii. Add his character, and he is very deserving.

  75. Slugger March 4, 2010 4:23 pm


    Sorry to hear about the theft. The stores where your card was used might have surveillance tape that can be reviewed by police. Trick is to get the video tape before it’s recorded over. Bad karma to the perp.

    anonymous & DPK,

    I walked through the Old Stadium Park today and there is room for another tree. A bust might not work in that park in terms of overall design, but a tree with a plaque would be nice. I don’t think that the City has kala to buy a tree, but if you raised the funds & gathered a group to plant it, they might go for it. Getting the tree enough water is another concern, since it’ll be a young sapling unlike the older established trees that can live on less water.

  76. Momo March 4, 2010 4:29 pm

    I want to root, root , root for the home team…

    Basket ball bows not doing too good…what else can go wrong for the bows—Rod playing with food poison…

  77. Garret March 4, 2010 4:38 pm


    I’m sorry to hear about your loss. Hopefully the inconvenience of getting new cards and a wallet is not too bad for you.

  78. Garret March 4, 2010 4:39 pm

    Article about the 5 best players not at the combine mentioned John Estes:

    John Estes, C, Hawaii. He’s a shorter player (6-2) who has really good balance and really strong hands. He’s rarely off his feet and is a better pass protector than run blocker.

  79. Garret March 4, 2010 4:42 pm

    I rarely agree with Jon Wilner, but I think he just wrote a reasonable and detailed article on Pac-10 expansion.

    The Pac-10 currently generates about $100 million in annual revenue while the Big Ten and SEC are both over $200 million.

    The number I keep hearing out of Pac-10 circles is $150-$175 million — the presidents want another $5 – $7.5 million per school. They understand that the conference might not equal the Big Ten, but they want a 50 percent increase — if not more.

    So in regards to expansion, the central question becomes: Would adding two teams create so much more net revenue that the 1/12th splits are greater than the 1/10th splits?

    One way to increase inventory, of course, is by adding schools. But which ones?

    San Diego State, Fresno State, UNLV, Nevada and Boise State are not part of the equation, multiple sources told me. No way, no how. They don’t work academically and they don’t work in the TV homes/revenue equation.

    Unless Missouri or Texas (presumably with Texas A&M) are available — and at this point there’s no substantive reason to believe they are — then only three options exist for the conference: Utah, BYU and Colorado.

    And for all practical purposes, there are only two options: Colorado and BYU, or Colorado and Utah.

    Utah and BYU together simply will not work.

  80. Stephen Tsai March 4, 2010 4:46 pm

    Re: Mosi.
    Good point.
    Great gesture.
    And a tree would be environmentally appropriate.
    Not sure why we always have to wait several years to do things. I don’t mind emotional decisions. Most of what I do is based on emotion. … And then I apologize.

  81. Slugger March 4, 2010 4:50 pm

    I want to root-root-root for the home team.

    Manoa Mist,

    Perhaps a bust would be appropriate at the current Aloha Stadium grounds.

  82. wafan March 4, 2010 5:02 pm

    I hope CRW was not stuck in the Metro shut down at the Pentagon!

  83. wafan March 4, 2010 5:07 pm

    Why not a tree at the stadium park and a bust at Aloha Rusty Stadium?

    If Aloha Stadium is going to be around for another projected 20 years it would be a good place to honor Mosi. And, a tree on the site of his games would be a good place for youngsters to play their games for years to come.

  84. sjmacro March 4, 2010 5:08 pm

    Good evening to all1

    We are getting ready to drive up to the Les for tonights game .

    “I want to root, root, root for the home team” tonight and every night.

  85. wafan March 4, 2010 5:10 pm

    Good luck to the BaseBows!

  86. Ralph March 4, 2010 5:14 pm

    Broncos ahead 69-52 with 6 minutes 42 seconds. live stats on BSU site

  87. Pomai March 4, 2010 5:25 pm

    #31 anonymous

    Why wait for the mayor, do it your self. I’m sure that you could put a grassroots effort in this. Waiting for the system to do something is like waiting till $ell freezes over.

  88. Ralph March 4, 2010 5:32 pm

    82-63 BSU, it’s over.

  89. d1島 March 4, 2010 5:36 pm

    Without question Tatupu is a legend in HI sports.

    Between the College of “O”, the U. for Spoiled Children and Big Bux Kraft I think they can get together enuf to put up a fitting memorial without any of us chipping in.

  90. PONO March 4, 2010 5:40 pm

    Happy Birthday to Susan. I know her eldest son who is a great young man.

  91. Ralph March 4, 2010 5:45 pm

    at least one more game to go..11, 13, so far 10 win seasons, that’s 34 wins in 3 years out of about 90 games- 37% winning percentage.

  92. RainbowCliff March 4, 2010 6:11 pm

    WassupDoc: I am very sorry for your lost as stealing from an elderly and intelligent lady like yourself is WRONG as every penny you have MUST count and don’t need no “scoundroll” young or old to violate your privacy or financial earnings.

    If I may offer a $100.00 to you for your unfortunate lost as I hope it will help you in some sort of way to get back a little of the financial troubles that this negative situation happened. If you may write me with a returned self postage envelope already address in your name, then I will be more then gladly to write you a check or money order which ever you prefer in the stated above amount and mail it out to you.

    Please mail it to my work address c/o Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center / 9106 S. Western Avenue, Los Angeles, Ca. (90047) attn: Athletic Director Clifford Sanchez. Hang in there wassupdoc as thru all misfortunate bad things that may happen in life there is a cloud with a silver lining that has a smile for you and appreciates the goodness that you are and the respectful woman that you will always be !

    Have a restful evening !

  93. Garret March 4, 2010 7:20 pm

    Fresno State lost its special teams coach to USC.

    John Baxter, a member of the Fresno State coaching staff for the past 13 seasons, has been named associate head coach and special teams coordinator at USC, new Trojan head coach Lane Kiffin announced today (March 4).

    In his 13 years (1997-2009) at Fresno State, he was the associate head coach and special teams coach in addition to handling either the tight ends (1997-2001, 2003, 2009) or wide receivers (2002, 2004-2008).

    Baxter turned the Bulldogs’ special teams into one of the top units in the nation annually. During his time, Fresno State blocked 84 kicks and punts (including a national-best 49 from 2002 through 2009) and scored 39 special teams touchdowns (with 3 safeties). The Bulldogs topped the nation in fewest punt return yards allowed in 2004 and 2005. A.J. Jefferson led the nation in kickoff returns in 2007. Clifton Smith’s 189 punt return yards with 2 touchdowns against Weber State in 2005 were Fresno State game records, while his 5 career scoring punt returns also was a school mark. Six of Baxter’s Bulldog kickers and punters earned All-Western Athletic Conference first team honors.

  94. LizKauai [iMac] m/ March 4, 2010 7:58 pm


    GO (Kapaa) WARRIORS!!!

  95. d1島 March 4, 2010 8:02 pm

    Well, it is windy. Change is in the wind….

  96. not wafan March 4, 2010 8:41 pm


  97. not wafan March 4, 2010 8:42 pm


  98. not wafan March 4, 2010 8:43 pm


  99. not wafan March 4, 2010 8:43 pm

    what, make um.

  100. al March 4, 2010 8:44 pm


  101. al March 4, 2010 8:48 pm

    sorry to hear about the basketball loss.
    its inevitable now.
    maybe a reassignment somewhere in the dept?
    we could use someone to head the compliance office.

  102. Ralph March 4, 2010 9:03 pm

    reassignment, patronage jobs, high threes, always a bad omen for the taxpayer who wants leadership, accountability, results and fairness in employment opportunities. How many of our legislators went on to higher paying state jobs at the UH, dept. of Health, etc. for high threes, while more qualified people without connections waited for the call that never came.

  103. hilosupaman March 4, 2010 9:41 pm

    I say a Street would be great… TATUPU WAY… reminding everybody the “way” to live/play!

  104. EH NO MAKE ! March 4, 2010 9:46 pm

    I was cheering, hoping, in fact praying for the UH men’s basketball team to pull out a win against Boise State tonight, however, well, we all know the end result.
    Anyway, I believe, sadly, this is the end of the road for Bob Nash as head coach.
    Like I have stated earlier, great man, good human being, great amount of dedication to the University, however, he just didn’t get it done. To keep him around would be foolish with just one year left on his contract, and almost impossible for him to recruit without an extension.

  105. jm2375 March 4, 2010 11:31 pm

    *tap tap tap*
    testing, testing, 1, 2, 3

  106. jm2375 March 4, 2010 11:32 pm

    where’d everybody go?

    time for a clubhouse raid? haven’t had one in a while…

  107. jm2375 March 4, 2010 11:37 pm


    ok I’ll be nice this time. Leave pans of bread pudding and killer choc cake on the counter. Put up posters of the various UH teams. Reset ring tone on the phone to the UH fight song.

    Oh, and before I leave, Hail to the Redskins playing on the stereo continuously. 😆


  108. jm2375 March 4, 2010 11:38 pm

    ok i fibbed. home run 4 in a row

  109. jm2375 March 4, 2010 11:38 pm


  110. jm2375 March 4, 2010 11:39 pm

    somebody stop me… 6 in a row

  111. jm2375 March 4, 2010 11:40 pm

    lucky 7

  112. jm2375 March 4, 2010 11:40 pm

    8 is great

  113. jm2375 March 4, 2010 11:40 pm

    9 is fine

  114. jm2375 March 4, 2010 11:41 pm

    10 in a row.

    no vb for a couple of weeks. already going through withdrawals…

  115. jm2375 March 4, 2010 11:42 pm

    OK, my ‘puter clock just struck midnite.

    for real, nytal.

  116. LizKauai [iMac] m/ March 4, 2010 11:49 pm

    117- mmmm bread pudding…

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  118. LizKauai [iMac] m/ March 4, 2010 11:54 pm

    118- cake?

  119. LizKauai [iMac] m/ March 4, 2010 11:55 pm

    120- Nitey nite and sweet Colt Homecoming Dreams!

  120. Slugger March 5, 2010 12:00 am

    Night, you rascals.

    It’s a new day and more baseBows games!

  121. SteveM March 5, 2010 1:20 am

    Good night!

  122. al March 5, 2010 1:38 am

    just throwing this out there….

    who is one of the best in seeing potential in high school qb’s?

    cmon now.
    okay, june jones yah.

    so as soon as you see smu offering some qb’s you go and follow suit. i believe that this would be a good thing.

  123. the wafan March 5, 2010 2:25 am

    Great Aloha Friday!

  124. the wafan March 5, 2010 2:26 am

    Too bad for the BasketBows. Too bad for Nash, too.

  125. BigWave96744 March 5, 2010 3:33 am

    Besides the Reggie Theus “Rumor”, I wonder if any of these guys are on the short list of candidates: Jarrin Akana, Brandyn Akana, Jeff Law, Dan Hale..

  126. Garret March 5, 2010 3:50 am


    SMU hasn’t offered any QBs yet. They are having a camp just for QBs (I think it is called the “Top Gun” camp) this year, just like last year. Last year there were a number of 3-star QBs who attended the camp that openly talked about how they were hoping that SMU would offer, and I never understood why SMU did not offer and let those QBs go to SEC, Pac-10, and Big 12 schools.

    Instead of offering those highly-rated QBs, SMU offered a QB that had no rating on scout or rivals…mainly because he had sat on the bench for his first 3 years and had not been the starting QB yet in high school (except for 1 game that his team lost when the starter was injured). The QB accepted the offer immediately, of course.

    I didn’t understand why JJ would sit back and ignore all the other QBs that were interested in their school. But the name of that unrated QB immediately gave him a commit last year? Kyle Padron…who was something like #3 in QB efficiency in all of D-IA as a true freshman.

    Waiting to offer who JJ offers probably won’t work too well. Last year I think that SMU was the first to offer Scroggins…he ended up going to USC.

  127. Garret March 5, 2010 3:56 am

    Here is an article that mentions SMU’s QB camp…and a QB going there says that he’s going to *Hawaii* if he does well at the SMU camp.

    Great Bridge quarterback Brad Hudson is taking his passing skills around the country.

    Hudson, 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, has been invited to attend the Top Gun Camp at Southern Methodist University. If he does well there, he’ll attend a camp in California. And if he does well there, wll he could be headed to Hawaii.

    Hudson, who was second-team All-Tidewater last season, completed 127 of 246 passes for 2,206 yards and 23 touchdowns.

  128. Garret March 5, 2010 3:57 am

    Pisa update.

    Linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa also became a free agent. The Bears are believed to want him back, and offered him a contract before the season ended. He’s open to returning but no deal is in place.

  129. Garret March 5, 2010 4:33 am

    This article analyzes the Pac-10 expansion candidates–here is the part that mentions UH:

    9) Hawaii…Don’t completely discount this one. Hawaii brings a couple of things to the table, not the least of which is an exotic locale that conference coaches can use as a “sell” to recruits who could expect to make at least a couple (in football) or annual (basketball) trips to the islands. Football also gets that extra 13th game for playing games at Hawaii. The Stanfords and Cals of the Pac-10 would also probably not reject UH out of hand on academic grounds, and besides, the thought of Hawaii fits nicely with the progressive political agenda of some Pac-10 institutions, who might look favorably upon an affiliation with the Manoa campus and its unique Polynesian and Pacific Rim flavor. The economics of Hawaii’s membership could get a bit problematic for the non-revenue sports, although football would be an easier sell, especially with the bowl game at Aloha Stadium that would likely come along with the Warriors. We also know for a fact that Hawaii has long dreamed of an affiliation with the Pac-10, and though it’s still a longshot, we don’t think it’s the most remote suggestion in our list.

  130. LizKauai [iMac] m/ March 5, 2010 5:27 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  131. jm2375 March 5, 2010 5:50 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Happy Aloha/Furlough Friday!

    Will definitely be at the next mvb home game to see Stretch’s new visual aid in action. 😆

  132. jm2375 March 5, 2010 5:57 am

    Good luck to the men’s volleyball team against Northridge. Do they really have a middle that’s 7’2″?

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  134. d1島 March 5, 2010 6:47 am

    Great Morning All!

    Geez! What’s with all the cake crumbs and bits of, what appears to be, bread pudding all over the floor? 👿

    Out of character appearances by the BaseBows’ Back-up Pitchers last night….or was the difference that the The Citadel batters were swingin’ away at anything around the plate? Tempting DH today to see their two aces on the mound.

    Keep us posted on the latest weather report from Moili’ili please. 🙂

  135. d1島 March 5, 2010 6:49 am

    Congratulations PonoJr!

    Time to bus’ out da raincoat.


  136. Kekoa (iPhone) March 5, 2010 7:48 am

    Soggy bottom baseball last nite. Both teams pitchers were having control problems because of it. The Citadel group play a scrappy game, should be a challenging series.

    Hope to make it out to an afternoon game this weekend.

    Congrats Wayne & PonoJr for scoring some ducats.

    Wayne ~ What – no giveaways from the radio station or the PacWest Commish?!

  137. (Jesse)James March 5, 2010 7:49 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…stay safe out there…it’s wet and windy….

  138. Da Punchbowl Kid March 5, 2010 7:57 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    It’s currently windy and cloudy, raining off and on here at beautiful Puowaena.

  139. Da Punchbowl Kid March 5, 2010 8:00 am

    Howdy JJ, and Kekoa!

    I bet Burton Wentzel aint a real name like ours.

    Congrats to pono the younger. Are you the offspring of the poster known as PONO?

  140. Da Punchbowl Kid March 5, 2010 8:01 am

    I was lookin’ here this mornin’ for all of that speculatin’ that Tsai was talking about.

  141. jm2375 March 5, 2010 8:11 am

    d1 – #135 – I just brought the stuff. Methinks Liz, A-joe and Kekoa made stealth raids on the clubhouse kitchen. 😆

  142. Pomai March 5, 2010 8:14 am

    Well as I sit here on top of Aliamanu looking out the window at the Koolau Range in the east and the Waianae Range in the west all I see is dark clouds, rain and a lot of wind, 10 to 20.

  143. 99club March 5, 2010 8:34 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…

    Pomai, sounds like you’re on Likini St. somewhere…grew up on that street.

    Interesting news with Redskins dumping Collins…there’s speculation that they’ll draft Sam Bradford with their fourth pick. Guess we’ll see.

  144. Pomai March 5, 2010 8:37 am

    99club up the road from there.

  145. Pomai March 5, 2010 8:41 am

    99club on lower Likini? My wife grew up on Likini St. in between Likini Pl and Wanaka St.

  146. (Jesse)James March 5, 2010 8:44 am

    Hey DPK….I thought you lived on Punchbowl??? MWAHAHAHAHA

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