What if …

We never got to see Anthony “A.C.” Carter at his best. During his senior basketball season, he had a subluxed right (shooting) shoulder.
Colt Brennan had the best statistical season by a quarterback in NCAA history, in 2006. Thing is, he played that entire season with a lumbar strain that made it difficult to run. For most of his senior year, he played on a sprained ankle that never fully healed.
Travis LaBoy had a breakout year at the same time he set a school record for DNPs β€” did not practice β€” because of a variety of injuries.
Nate Ilaoa broke tackles while playing with a painful turf toe. Davone Bess had lower-back pain his entire UH career. For his sore shoulder, Dan Robinson used to rub on something used to treat thoroughbreds.
And that is why today’s Warriors should be appreciated. After last night’s game, John Fonoti spent 10 minutes unwrapping his bandaged right elbow. Erik Robinson was on crutches in the second half; after the game, he limped around the locker room. “Nothing’s wrong,” he insisted.
Ryan Mouton, his left foot in a medical boot, also promised to play next week.
Adam Leonard sat in front of his locker, taking off his uniform and cutting off the tape from his ankles. It wasn’t an easy task, not for Leonard, who has a broken finger. He played all of last season with a fractured right hand.
And during pregame warmups, Blaze Soares, who has not played a down this season, said his injured ankle is feeling better. He won’t play this season.
Maybe Mouton will be ready for next week’s game. Last year, he came back from a torn knee ligament to play down the stretch. But it’s a shame that Mouton, who is the most talented UH cornerback in a generation, has never been able to have an injury-free season.
Football is a violent game. Players such as Solomon Elimimian, a senior who has never missed a game, are indeed rare. It would have been nice to see how well Mouton, Leonard and, even, Brennan would have played if they were healthy.


  1. HiFlyer November 23, 2008 1:53 am


    Morning Stephen and anyone else that is still up.

  2. Ralph November 23, 2008 2:08 am

    second, or at least top ten if this refreshes slowly

  3. Ukuhead November 23, 2008 2:18 am

    Wait until they hit 35 y.o.. They’ll really feel it then. All the more reason to appreciate all they do for the team now.

    BTW- John Fonoti spent 10 “meetings” unwrapping…..????? πŸ‘Ώ

  4. Stephen Tsai November 23, 2008 2:28 am

    Nice catch, Ukuhead.

  5. Troy November 23, 2008 2:32 am

    Hey Stephen,

    any word on the recruits that were visiting… can ya give us another hint on the big surprise WR???

  6. al November 23, 2008 2:52 am

    hey, go to sleep already.

  7. al November 23, 2008 2:58 am

    recruit news maybe tomw eh.

  8. al November 23, 2008 2:59 am

    btw….was that the dt or the ot guy on a visit last night?

  9. cheepono November 23, 2008 3:18 am

    top ten at 3am. cheepono.

    great game warriors! hope no one is seriously injured!

  10. rylen November 23, 2008 3:27 am

    wow early

  11. chefmike November 23, 2008 5:06 am

    i caught the game on a streaming telecast here in texas….great game. it was nice to see a lot of the backups play too.

  12. las vegas November 23, 2008 5:17 am

    I don’t think any athlete in any major contact sport
    is ever 100%, great dedication guys.
    Nice game, three more to go.

  13. las vegas November 23, 2008 5:21 am

    btw it is 46 degrees in LV, may have to wear something warm at work today

  14. Hawaiianbod November 23, 2008 5:57 am

    top 15

  15. Blackie November 23, 2008 6:42 am

    It’s a tough game for tough guys.

  16. mano1 November 23, 2008 7:03 am

    ST – Thanks for the reminder of the injuries that occur sometimes over looked by some fans particularly such as those that single out players negatively in some blogs when many times they are playing with injuries every game. When you begin to understand what they do as D1 college football players and how much they give to the sport, teammates/coaches and warrior nation fans, more appreciation and “respect” should be given to them. Go Warriors !

  17. LizKauai (iPhone) November 23, 2008 7:58 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!
    Jason Taylor has plantar fasciitis and a hole in his calf and is trying to play.

    Kekoa- re your post about tickets last night. The Tsai-ko who ordered the tickets should still pay for them. Not your fault they did not come to the game.

    Good to clear the air and make everyone whole.

  18. justin November 23, 2008 8:05 am

    I’m pretty sure i saw mike wadsworth and t.j. alofipo at the game. I could recognize the other recruits from my vantage point.

  19. d1ε³Ά November 23, 2008 8:34 am

    Great Morning All!

    Awesome game last night, makes for great reading this morning.

    As a fan it’s easy to overlook all the pain and sacrifice that is behind an effort like last night’s. Lke Ukuhead mentioned these young men are sacrificing a huge part of their futures in exchange for our vicarious visions. While on a different level from the real Warriors who we paid tribute to during halftime last night, these young men deserve a lot of gratitude from their fans.
    IMHO that can best be shown through outstanding support coming through the gates in these last games of the season. Lots of Seniors will be wrapping up their careers shortly and who knows if and when the opportunity will come again to show them how they are appreciated.


  20. al November 23, 2008 8:34 am

    justin….you “could recognize”……..?

    then, who were they?

  21. d1ε³Ά November 23, 2008 8:36 am


    You already know the name.
    #1 son coached with his bro πŸ˜‰

  22. d1ε³Ά November 23, 2008 8:44 am


    You no need much sleep, eh?

  23. Kekoa November 23, 2008 8:54 am

    Liz ~ One snap and clear on the tickets.

    In fact, I bought the last ‘4 together’ seats in the blue North end zone sect. ‘U’ for the Cincy game if anyone wants them at military discount price of $12.50 each. These seats are under cover in case you were worried about another “Hawaiian Blessing.”

    Getting ready to take UkuleleBoi to Aereoporto. bbl…Esme and swhoooosh!

  24. Da Punchbowl Kid November 23, 2008 8:55 am

    Playing with pain is the name of the game. These guys play the game so well because they master the pain. May their injuries be healed completely and quickly.

    Beautiful game last night. Not to look too far ahead, but you can already see the table being set for what should be a “feast” of Warrior victories these next few games and into next season.

    The “light ” is on in GA’s head, and as the “Ferd” mentions in his column today, the offense is showing more and more swagger. The O-line seems to be improving with each game, and the rest of the team looks good too.

    It feels good to see the true colors on this team shine brighter and brighter. 9 and 5 with a bowl win sounds about right for these guys.

    It’s been inspiring to watch this group, both coaches and players grow together, through the challenges of a new coaching staff and a virtually new group of offensive starters. Even when things didn’t look so great earlier in the season, I knew that Coach Mack was going prevail, it was just a question of what the evolution was going to look like.

    Congrats to everybody in the program.


  25. Rich2176 November 23, 2008 8:56 am

    Good Morning Everyone. Nice effort on both sides of the ball last night. Unfortunately, the ESPN GamePlan feed was the Idaho announcers and I fell asleep when Rauch entered the game.

    I was really disappointed with Lane and his throat-slashing antics. Does anyone know why Watson was hit with a personal foul?

    From Stephen’s article today:

    Alexander, making his third consecutive start at quarterback, directed the Warriors on a 69-play scoring drive. Alexander completed all three of his passes during that possession, and he twice scrambled away from would-be tacklers.

    Hope all the wounded Warriors heal quickly for the final two games.

  26. Da Punchbowl Kid November 23, 2008 9:00 am


    You are truly a gentle scholar and a man. Or is that a gentleman and a scholar? Yah! That’s it! You’re a gentleman and a scholar! πŸ˜‰
    Thanks for all you do for so many folks here.

  27. Da Punchbowl Kid November 23, 2008 9:03 am

    Howzit Rich! What a game, eh?

  28. FloridaTed November 23, 2008 9:10 am

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

    These young athletes give so much of themselves to the program, that’s why I’m always somewhat hesitant to criticize the players, after all, they’re still kids, becoming men. Unless it’s blatant, I’d rather watch and enjoy the hard work.

    Off course, it sure is a heck of a lot of fun to see the offense slowly turning into the familiar sight of bang bang TDs.

    The defense was the most ferocious sofar this season, they took Idaho, after the initial drive, completely out of their gameplan. It was great to watch.

    I was quite embarrassed by the attendance for this game, didn’t look to good on national TV.

  29. 3-Prong November 23, 2008 9:13 am

    Great interview with Adam & Sol on the Hawaii Athletics site.

  30. justin November 23, 2008 9:23 am

    Sorry al, i could not recognize the others. jus wadsworth and alofipo. There was one big dude i saw on the sidelines, could have been nathan mageo but i’m not sure.

  31. Manoa Mist November 23, 2008 9:46 am

    Bingo DPK #24. Fact is that football hurts. Sometimes the best guys are the ones who can take the most pain.
    UH is looking better, both playing and coaching. We’ve learned that you can’t run the run and shoot without a run and shoot QB. That said, Funaki might be wasting on the bench. Let him play slot, RB, safety, return kicks or punts. Like a Chad Owens, he has athletic escape-ability -or happy feet – and you can’t teach that.
    Alexander looks real good, and we’ll see for real these next two games.
    If “over my dead body” McMackin does take this team to a bowl game, all the haters are going to feel pretty sheepish.

  32. Pomai November 23, 2008 9:51 am

    Well the AP poll is out and just as in previous years the teams that should be ranked higher are not.

  33. Stephen Tsai November 23, 2008 9:51 am

    I tend to agree with Kekaula β€” and Lane β€” on the gesture.
    It really looked like the “it’s over” sign, not a throat-slashing. After the game, Lane demonstrated both, and there is quite a difference.
    It’s not good, though, to do the “it’s over” sign, either, but he didn’t seem to be doing it toward a Vandal. He was caught on the JumboTron.

  34. madeinhawaii November 23, 2008 9:52 am

    Morning all… good game. Nice to see our QB sit out the fourth quarter with the game in hand.

  35. Stephen Tsai November 23, 2008 9:52 am

    It wasn’t easier for Mack last night.
    He got floored twice.

  36. kymrykauai November 23, 2008 9:53 am

    Is there anymore corn chowder? I should have stayed…next time!
    What fun…great game!

  37. madeinhawaii November 23, 2008 9:53 am

    I bet Jake Santos is getting the ribbing of his life this week. But it was good to see the sideline players get in and play…Keystone as it may have been.

  38. Stephen Tsai November 23, 2008 9:53 am

    So, Benson said it looks like it will be a MAC team in the Hawaiβ€˜i Bowl. Not sure of the options: Western Michigan, Akron and Buffalo.
    Buffalo’s made a turnaround, but still. Buffalo?

  39. djmitcho November 23, 2008 9:54 am

    Good Morning All! It’s always good to wake up after a victory, especially when you live in an area near to the opponents. I loved the fact that I didn’t have to get game plan to watch the game. It was shown here on a local station for free. Well, rest up and heal today Warriors! You deserve it.

  40. madeinhawaii November 23, 2008 9:55 am

    Exactly how tall is Greg Alexander? 6’5″ or 6’3″. The articles are slowly shrinking him. I though Rausch was 6’3″ and Alexander 6’5″ ?

  41. Stephen Tsai November 23, 2008 9:56 am

    The five seemed to enjoy the trip.
    The WR that’s been hinted about is not here. They’re still trying to work on a visit date.

  42. djmitcho November 23, 2008 9:56 am

    I look forward to the coming game against Wazzu because I live in cougar country. GO WARRIORS!!!

  43. Stephen Tsai November 23, 2008 10:00 am

    I don’t think Alexander is 6-5. But he’s taller than 6-3.
    I think Rausch is 6-4.
    I can’t tell how tall Graunke is. Some days he looks taller than others, if that makes any sense.

  44. madeinhawaii November 23, 2008 10:01 am

    Gee thanks ST.. LOL

    Okay, on most days, who looks taller? Rausch or Alexander? OR Steele Jantz?

  45. XxFaithxX November 23, 2008 10:03 am

    RE: Hawaii bowl

    A MAC team?? WTG Benson……how about a FCS team while you are at it? …and we actually PAY Benson for this??

    Great game lastnight …props to the Team, coaches and the fans that mede the trek out there.

    man, today really feels like a monday. not doing much work here at work…just blogging and stuff lol

  46. XxFaithxX November 23, 2008 10:07 am

    RE: Hawaii bowl

    Just you watch, if Benson State U doesn’t get a BCS bid and they have to stay home in their Ice bowl, they will get a team thats better then what the hawaii bowl will get….ok, sorry to hate on benson…but what has he done for UH?

  47. Stretch November 23, 2008 10:07 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Whoever stayed home because they were afraid of the rain, lost out on a nice night for football. There were some sprinkles but nothing major.

  48. d1ε³Ά November 23, 2008 10:11 am

    Hey Buffalo would be OK.

    They started the season great and slumped in the middle but seem to be picking it up now. Losman was here before; it would be good to get another crack at beating him….

    Oh…Liz is here at Hale Shima and informs me that it’s not that Buffalo 😳


  49. d1ε³Ά November 23, 2008 10:13 am


    Let’s take care of things first….Beat Waxxou, then we can worry about who’s coming on Xmas Exe.


  50. Maverick November 23, 2008 10:20 am

    Buffalo would be the strongest matchup in the Hawaii bowl at the present moment.
    Come on guys, do the homework on this team.
    Plus, East coast fans viewership and that’s where a strong influence of voters are. They might not be able to get a healthy fan base to the islands, but this team can achieve good rewards for Hawaii.

    If Ariz. St. gets bowl eligible, Puuuulease find somewhere else. This team is weaker than when they visited in ’06.

  51. LizKauai (iPhone) November 23, 2008 10:28 am

    Howit! Buffalo? Huh?

    Hey, did anyone else see Coach Mack chest bumping the dee when they held the Vandals on 4th down?
    That was really cute!

  52. Maverick November 23, 2008 10:28 am

    Boise will seek a higher bowl potential than their hometown. San Diego would fit the bill currently with climate demographics, recruiting, and a stronger opponent.

    Benson will ( and should) take care of them with his highest regards. They have the best record.

  53. NorthShoreFan November 23, 2008 10:29 am

    Gooood morning Taiko’s!
    Dry today out here on the Norh Shore.
    Good game last night. Was nothng but football all day yesterday. Got to have the “A” game for WSU this Saturday. They got a crappy record but those guys play hard. Made Washington eat humble pie yesterday.
    BTW, recruits who are considering Washington, hope you watched yesterdays game. They got some major team issues. Hawaii Warriors mo betta!

  54. Stretch November 23, 2008 10:39 am

    Re: Hawaii Bowl

    Is there any penalty for the Pac-10 not being able to provide a team for the bowl game?? The Hawaii Bowl has a contract to give them a spot but if they can’t produce, they are not upholding their part of the contract?? I think they should pay the financial loses of the Hawaii Bowl due to having to bring in a team from another conference.

    Or is it that the Hawaii Bowl sucks eggs since they would rather take their chances with a 6th place Pac-10 team than a higher ranked MAC (or other conference) team??

  55. FloridaTed November 23, 2008 10:42 am

    The Hawaii Bowl pay-out is quite meager, it might be difficult for an East Coast team to come here, unless it’s one with deep pockets.

    Right now, it looks as though the Cincinnati game will be like another bowl game for the Warriors, once we get by Wazzu. We may actually play the Big East Champs. Winning that one would really set us up nicely for next years pre-season recognition.

  56. Maverick November 23, 2008 10:45 am

    Interesting point Stretch on the binding contract agreement with the Pac-10.
    What’s the deal with Arizona Univ.? They are bowl eligible, and will probably smoke arse on A.S.U, giving them a 7th win.

    This team could put up a heck of match up on Hawaii. Would really like to see Tuitama & Keola Antolin go against our D.

  57. d1ε³Ά November 23, 2008 10:49 am

    Absolutely true; as much as they have struggled to be the 9th best team in the Pac-10, they still have Pac-10 athletes and Hawaii is not at the point where they can look past anyone.

    Cut the 48-hour rule in half and get ready for Cougar meat!

  58. Fair Weather Fan November 23, 2008 10:49 am

    Although 17,000 fans didn’t show, at least UH got some money from them.

    Many of us made decisions around 1 pm based upon locally-heavy rains. Some of us had kids while others had older folks to look after which is difficult to do in bad weather. Other folks were recovering from illnesses or were in wheelchairs so sitting around in damp clothes for several hours would not be healthy. For others, ruining a good pair of walking shoes may not be acceptable when someone is on a limited budget. Don’t make judgements based upon insufficient evidence about why people stayed away who normally would have been there.

    We wound up at a local restaurant spending over $50 on food and drink (no PPV at home) so it’s not as if we blew off the local economy or failed to support the team.

  59. LizKauai (iPhone) November 23, 2008 11:08 am

    The important thing is that we all supported the Warriors last night!
    Those who made the effort to brave the weather were sweetly rewarded!
    Ooh. I mean Go Warriors!

  60. ryan November 23, 2008 11:18 am

    A guy on WSN said the 5 recruits that were at the game last night were TJ, Wadsworth, Nathan Mageo, Royel Johnson and Eljae Faoagali

  61. djmitcho November 23, 2008 11:49 am

    Davone Bess 5 rec for 87 yds in a losing effort. Too bad the ‘phins couldn’t beat the pats.

  62. djmitcho November 23, 2008 11:51 am

    watching seachickens play colt’s team now

  63. el guapo November 23, 2008 11:57 am

    Buffalo is ok. get revenge on Turner Gill for 1982 game.

  64. jm2375 November 23, 2008 12:08 pm

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Watching replay right now, since no can watch Redskins.

    Re Hawaii Bowl – I thought that if Pac-10 no can, then supposed to C-USA? What no mo nuff C-USA teams too? Isn’t the MAC a notch below C-USA?

  65. jm2375 November 23, 2008 12:12 pm

    Wow – did you guys see the score of a D-II play-off game?
    Abilene Christian 93 – West Texas A&M 68.
    Uh, you shua that wasn’t one basketball game? over 1500 yds combined total offense. Wonder how long the game was.

  66. BG November 23, 2008 12:38 pm

    What a great game and tsaiko-gate! It was funny to see a water-logged grill standing out in the rain. Then, in the next several minutes, it’s magically transformed into flaming charcoal by Homey, James, and other tsaikos using umbrellas and magic charcoal with booster shots of lighter fluid! Tsaikos do whatever it takes to get the job done!

    It’s also really interesting to watch the rolling cornucopia of food roll in all afternoon. Tsaikos can literally eat all afternoon…and, we try reaaal hard!

    The after game analysis at the cabana is rapidly gaining a following. No better place to be after the game with all the insightful comments and delicious soup. Both Juliet and Noriko had absolutely wonderful concoctions.

    W-Doc and D-Doc…we missed you guys. Please heal up fast.

  67. HiFlyer November 23, 2008 12:59 pm


    yup great T-gate and better game still. Hope Betty is feeling better today.

  68. XxFaithxX November 23, 2008 1:11 pm

    Ok, found this website that lists each conference and how many are eligible and what Bowl tie-ins they have. Don’t have to time to respond fully now, but have at it.


    Bowl eligible (8): Boston College, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest
    Bowl affiliations (9): Orange, Gator, Chick-fil-A, Music City, Humanitarian, Emerald, Champs Sports, Meineke Car Care, EagleBank
    Still alive: Clemson, North Carolina State, Virginia

    Big 12

    Bowl eligible (7): Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech
    Bowl affiliations (8): Fiesta, Cotton, Holiday, Alamo, Sun, Insight, Texas, Independence
    Still alive: Colorado

    Big East

    Bowl eligible (6): Cincinnati, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, South Florida, West Virginia
    Bowl affiliations (5): BCS, Papajohns.com, Meineke Car Care, International, St. Petersburg
    Still alive: Louisville

    Big Ten

    Bowl eligible (7): Iowa, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin
    Bowl affiliations (7): Rose, Outback, Capital One, Alamo, Champs Sports, Insight, Motor City
    Still alive: None


    Bowl eligible (5): Arizona, California, Oregon, Oregon State, USC
    Bowl affiliations (7): Rose, Holiday, Sun, Emerald, Hawaii, Poinsettia, Las Vegas
    Still alive: Arizona State, UCLA


    Bowl eligible (8): Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi, South Carolina, Vanderbilt
    Bowl affiliations (9): Sugar, Outback, Capital One, Cotton, Chick-fil-A, Music City, Liberty, Papajohns.com, Independence
    Still alive: Auburn

    Conference USA

    Bowl eligible (4): East Carolina, Houston, Rice, Tulsa
    Bowl affiliations (6): Liberty, GMAC, Armed Forces, Texas, St. Petersburg, New Orleans
    Still alive: Memphis, Southern Miss, UTEP


    Bowl eligible (5): Ball State, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Northern Illinois, Western Michigan
    Bowl affiliations (3): Motor City, GMAC, International
    Still alive: Akron, Bowling Green

    Mountain West

    Bowl eligible (5): Air Force, BYU, Colorado State, TCU, Utah
    Bowl affiliations (4): Poinsettia, Armed Forces, Las Vegas, New Mexico
    Still alive: None

    Sun Belt

    Bowl eligible (1): Troy
    Bowl affiliations (1): New Orleans
    Still alive: Arkansas State, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Louisiana-Lafayette, Middle Tennessee State

    Western Athletic

    Bowl eligible (5): Boise State, Fresno State, Louisiana Tech, Nevada, San Jose State
    Bowl affiliations (3): Humanitarian, Hawaii, New Mexico
    Still alive: Hawaii


    Bowl eligible (2): Notre Dame, Navy
    Bowl affiliations (2): Gator, EagleBank
    Still alive: None

  69. LizKauai (iPhone) November 23, 2008 1:13 pm

    HiFlyer is a surgical food prepper. He was amazing with the cutting board and knives- not to mention his knife sharpener!

  70. Stretch November 23, 2008 1:20 pm

    Thanks Faith for the Bowl info. Looks like the WAC, Mountain West, MAC & Big East have surplus of teams. Personally, if Hawaii gets in or not, I would want to see a Mountain West team come and play. That would attract the most local interest next to the Pac-10. Unfortunately, Utah is probably going to the BCS so the MW technically don’t have any extra teams.

  71. Pomai November 23, 2008 1:38 pm

    I know it couldn’t happen but when the Warriors get the Hawaii Bowl invite, that the Georgia bulldogs would come over for a replay!

  72. al November 23, 2008 1:43 pm

    stretch…a hawaii vs byu would sellout don’t you think???

  73. al November 23, 2008 1:48 pm

    intra-conference bowl game?
    hawaii vs boise state.
    another sellout.

  74. Kazz November 23, 2008 1:52 pm

    (48-Hour Rule Violation)

    Boise State gets shafted and will NOT be invited to a BCS Bowl Game.

    News item NO UH player should pay attention to-
    UH is a 28 point favorite over Washington State according to Vegas.


  75. chawan_cut November 23, 2008 1:54 pm

    What if….

    I wasn’t so slow.

  76. BG November 23, 2008 1:58 pm

    LOL How many people bring their own knife sharpener to a tailgate like HiFlyer? BTW He does have real surgical skills!

  77. BG November 23, 2008 2:01 pm

    Congratulations to TChahng…perfection is hard to beat!

  78. XxFaithxX November 23, 2008 2:06 pm

    RE: Kazz # 74

    Ack@!? the Wahine play THIS afternoon?? though was tonight?!?

    Craptastic! still at work…..

  79. XxFaithxX November 23, 2008 2:09 pm

    Np Stretch

  80. Pomai November 23, 2008 2:10 pm

    Football is a funny game, Washington State is coming off a big win (emotional) and that can work two ways, can be a boost in their play or could lead to a let down. Either way the Warriors have got to bring their “A” game Saturday. I know we can beat these guys if the same team shows up that played last night.

  81. BG November 23, 2008 2:17 pm

    I am totally amazed by Mrs A-House’s planning. She always has EVERYTHING covered! Keeps her stew hot and salad cold. Hot sauce, blue ice, extension cords, ad infinitum (is there such a word?).

    Mr A-House said that he taught his wife everything she knows. I wonder if his story changes if Mrs A-House was standing with us instead of sitting across the other end of the cabana? Nah…he’s the King of his Mansion…NOT.

  82. Ralph November 23, 2008 2:24 pm

    Faith game is on at 3 pm K5

  83. BG November 23, 2008 2:24 pm


    Betty feeling better, but still coughing a little. We’ll be cheering from Mililani!

  84. NorthShoreFan November 23, 2008 2:27 pm

    Ditto dat!
    Warriors need to take care of business this week and not have to come down to taking Cinicy out. Warriors are improving weekly and that is good to see. This game allowed lots of reserves to get some action and they looked pretty good. How about one all Samoan O-line and one all Portugese back field! Only at University of Hawaii!

  85. XxFaithxX November 23, 2008 2:31 pm

    Thanks ralph. Done work @ 3pm..then have to bike up towards makiki side…might be able to make it. Too bad it wasn’t later, woman is done work early evening and we thought we could be able to make it.

  86. NorthShoreFan November 23, 2008 2:33 pm

    Sounds like what me and the wife has. Nasty stuff but it allows us to be couch spuds all day. Having to watch football is good medicine though!
    Hope Betty is feeling better.

    The wife and I geting better. Funny me and the wife sick at the same time. Get to spend some “quality time” together giving medication to each other! LOL!

    ST If Blaze can’t play this year he gets another?

  87. NorthShoreFan November 23, 2008 2:37 pm

    Hawaii vs Navy would have been good.

  88. BG November 23, 2008 2:38 pm


    Was going to shorten your name to NSF…but, I realized that your bank might not like it much! hehehehe

    I hope you and Sun are feeling better soon. If can, we’ll be tailgating the next two weekends. Come join us for one or both.

  89. kymrykauai November 23, 2008 2:40 pm

    Washington 20 Seattle 17 final!

  90. A-House November 23, 2008 2:42 pm


    Truth is that Mrs A-House is a very good planner, organizer, director, supervisor, and follow-upper!

    Found my match when we were planning our wedding. Everything was reduced to writing and each friend was given a piece of paper with specific instructions on where to be, when, and what actions were to be taken. Also, paper had the name of a contact person with phone # just in case something went amiss. Wow, that was impressive!!!

  91. A-House November 23, 2008 2:43 pm

    BTW, what time is the NaKoa luncheon and best time to arrive for good seats?

  92. BG November 23, 2008 2:58 pm


    I totally believe that about your wife. As I said, she would have been the consummate Sergeant Major. Every nut and bolt detail would be taken care of and the commander would just have to worry about the planning. Dream Team.

    Football teams need a good commander at QB, but it takes a boss in the trenches to make the offense and defense go (see! I got in a reference to football).

  93. Garret November 23, 2008 3:01 pm


    I know it is popular to criticize Karl Benson for everything, but he is NOT responsible for the less-than-desirable team that will be at the Hawaii Bowl. I’ve criticized Benson for lots of things that he deserves criticism for (at least in my opinion), but there is a BIG problem with bowl-eligible teams this year. There may be bowls without teams to match up, especially if some teams do not want to lose money when they go to a game.

    With Stanford’s loss to Cal (no bowl eligibility for them) and Oregon State barely winning (so the Pac-10 will probably get 2 BCS teams), it looks like the Pac-10 will not be able to fill *two* of their bowl spots. The two lowest bowls are the two that pay the least…which includes the Hawaii Bowl. For those hoping for Arizona–they will have to fill higher-paying bowl spots and I wouldn’t look forward to them playing in the Hawaii Bowl.

    The WAC and other conferences have arrangements to fill spots when the BCS conferences cannot fill there spots. That was why I posted the article last week that showed how MAC teams will have to fill a lot of bowl spots. The sad thing is that the MAC teams bring no TV interest, no national attention, and they have really low budgets and will *lose* money going to the Hawaii Bowl.

  94. lab rat November 23, 2008 3:01 pm

    Glad to see that Mouton and Pilares will be okay. How is Meatoga???

    Happy to see more Warriors getting PT. You don’t have to be recruited to end up playing for the Warriors. Just work hard. Ask Torres. I think he is an inspiration to walk-ons.

    Good to see Laele on the field again. I thought he was the leading candidate at DT coming in this season. Front seven looks to be solid for the rest of the season. I will be surprised if Joshua doens’t get a look from some pro teams.

    Go Wahine. Tough match coming up in half an hour.

  95. Garret November 23, 2008 3:04 pm


    Thank you for pointing out how much the Warriors sacrifice for their team and state. Players play injured, especially this time of season! It is good that the bye week gave them some time to heal…but I doubt any player is 100% at this time of the season. Most just play through the injuries and we can never realize what they play through.

  96. chawan_cut November 23, 2008 3:04 pm

    UH’s updated schedule of opponent’s schedules


  97. Garret November 23, 2008 3:05 pm


    I’ll see you at the Na Koa lunch tomorrow!

  98. Garret November 23, 2008 3:08 pm

    For those asking for the Pac-10 to pay some type of penalty, the standard contracts state that a bowl like the Hawaii Bowl will get the 6th place team *if the conference has an eligible team available*. No penalty clauses, no obligation on the part of the Pac-10.

  99. Pomai November 23, 2008 3:08 pm

    NorthShoreFan but would be nice to take Cinicy out too! Finish with 8-5 going into the bowl game.

  100. lab rat November 23, 2008 3:08 pm

    When it comes to bowls I just want the Warriors to be in one. I see a tough game coming up this weekend. The Warriors need to continue to improve.

    “You either get better, or get worse, you never stay the same.” – Woody Hayes

  101. Garret November 23, 2008 3:11 pm

    The only way for the Hawaii Bowl to get better matchups is to increase their payment…and that will only happen if the sponsorship money increases and the TV ratings result in more ESPN money.

  102. Garret November 23, 2008 3:13 pm

    Got to go now…be back after my kids are asleep.

  103. madeinhawaii November 23, 2008 3:19 pm

    Lava says that the three mainland recruits visiting last night were:

    Nathan Mageo, Royel Johnson and Eljae Faoagali. (Scroll down to pics in alphabetical order.. then look them up by number)


    Others also report seeing Mike Wadsworth, and TJ Alofipo from Silverado HS in Las Vegas. as well as Caleb Stuart and Hunter Thompson. Locals: Tytan, Elijah, and Jordon from St Louis.

  104. madeinhawaii November 23, 2008 3:19 pm

    So I guess for some.. binoculars do help..

  105. XxFaithxX November 23, 2008 3:20 pm

    Garrett # 93: While I understand where you are coming from, my belief that as the WAC Commish, he should ALWAYS be ahead of the game and have contigency plans.

    Why can’t he position the WAC to get more bowls affiliations? There are bowls in CA and LV that seems quite doable. Isn’t LV like the “9th” island? Mid way point for most if not all WAC teams in terms of travel. What about a bowl near La Tech?

    Why isn’t he, that we have heard of publicy, working the bowls we have now to fund-raise monies to increase the pay-out to attract better competition?

    Does he just leave all that up to the individual teams and or the respective bowl committees?

    Lots of things fall under his supervision and or lack of vision and what have come of it?

    You think he set up the Hawai`i bowl or did UH have to do all the leg work?

  106. XxFaithxX November 23, 2008 3:22 pm

    Okies, pau hana, spock you all latas.

  107. Stretch November 23, 2008 3:26 pm

    Sorry, took a quick nap.

    al – if it was BYU vs UH, that would be a HUGE Christmas present for all of Hawaii.

    I don’t recall hearing any announcements last night about today’s Wahine Volleyball game against NMSU. I heard them talk about next weeks games against Cal-Poly. I would have thought UH would have wanted to push announcements of the game to have a big crowd.

  108. madeinhawaii November 23, 2008 3:29 pm

    Let’s talk bowl game after Saturday. Got to get the team to focus on Washington State. They just won. They are on a high. They tasted victory and like a wild beast that has tasted fresh blood, they will come hungry.

    All it takes is one victory to start a landslide of wins. Remember 1999? Got to take them very seriously, too much on the line.

  109. BowsForever November 23, 2008 3:37 pm

    Great game by the Warriors last night. Very balanced effort overall, and you have to love the escalating point total (and the margin of victory of course).

    IMHO, offense was super except for a few things like a rare miscue by Pilares which to me resulted in the fumble (I doubt you’ll ever see him NOT keep the ball tucked from now on), a couple bad throws from Alexander (but not a single ball in danger of interception, really!), and Lane’s “gesturing” after the 3rd quarter touchdown (there was some two-handed stuff, yes, but that one-handed horizontal slash, man, that wasn’t no “drawing in air” haka move).

    D was on it tonight after what I assume was a “get a feel for their scheme” first series. A couple lucky breaks leading to INTs according to Yamanoha, but it’s all about taking advantage of ’em and they sure did that.

    Special teams was a little more so-so as far as contain was going (and maybe they should let Bain do punt returns again since he seems to be in better shape than Pilares), but that crazy return in the 4th quarter balanced things out.

    The only real concern for me was those darn penalties again. And the personal fouls, completely inexcusable. Here’s hoping Lane will keep things low-key — he had a great game but some punishment reps seem to be in order.

  110. Maverick November 23, 2008 4:09 pm

    GO GO GO Wahine!
    U ROCK !

  111. Garret November 23, 2008 4:24 pm

    While I understand where you are coming from, my belief that as the WAC Commish, he should ALWAYS be ahead of the game and have contigency plans.

    Why can’t he position the WAC to get more bowls affiliations?


    You probably missed the news that I posted awhile back, but Benson *did* position the WAC for another bowl spot. The Pac-10 will not be able to fill their 7th bowl spot (I think that is the Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego), so Benson got that bowl to agree to take a *WAC* team in that situation. That was one of the few times where I posted praise for Benson, as that should be another bowl spot almost every year for the WAC.

    You want the WAC to get the Vegas Bowl, which is understandable. But UNLV is in the MWC! And the Vegas Bowl gets the first choice of MWC teams to play a Pac-10 team (last year they had UCLA vs. BYU). Why would the Las Vegas Bowl want a WAC team instead of a Pac-10 team?

    You want a bowl near La Tech? Who is going to want to travel there? Who is going to sponsor a bowl in that area? And I hope you do realize that there are a lot of established bowls in Louisiana already, so the fans and best sponsorships are already spoken for.

  112. BillB November 23, 2008 4:49 pm

    Looks like Kelley made the corrections as almost all of the PATs were solid, right to left ball flight with kicking foot following through to the target. Only the 35th point was a little off, his plant foot was too close to the ball and approach was inside with left to right ball flight. This is called a push and on PAT’s not that critical, but on a medium to long field goal there is a tendency to miss wide right and distance control is not reliable. (All pertain to a right footed kicker like DK)

    Congrats DK, keep solid technically and everything will be good.

  113. XxFaithxX November 23, 2008 4:58 pm

    Garrett: Ok, now that you have brought it up, I do remember a blurb about the Poinsettia bowl. With that said, why can’t he approach Boyd gaming about setting up another bowl? We got Riley there to help get the ball rolling? We got nevada in conference right?

    Yes, a bowl near La Tech. How many bowls are there in LA? Just a shot in the dark here, but 3? Sugar and? A bowl could be set up there to take teams in the LA, TX and maybe surrounding areas. Lots of teams to choose from. Or maybe just help Fresno get a bowl and have Mainstay sponsor it and then we can call it the Dog Food Bowl.

    But whatever, just trying to stimulate conversation and see if there might be any viable ways to get us MORE bowls. As of right now, we got 3 bowls tied to the WAC and 5 eligible teams.

  114. J-Force November 23, 2008 5:06 pm

    With the potential to be in 2nd place finish in wac, that’s pretty good considaring how the warrior’s started. BG, thanks a lot it’s and it was nice meeting you. GO WARRORS!

  115. chawan_cut November 23, 2008 5:25 pm

    wrong princess.
    you can have that one, heh.

  116. Momo November 23, 2008 5:28 pm

    Chicken hekka next week?

  117. madeinhawaii November 23, 2008 5:34 pm


    Mike? Who’s Mike?

  118. jm2375 November 23, 2008 5:34 pm

    Congrats to the Wahine! Way to go! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Tough serving all match long. NaMaSU looked really lost last game.

  119. chawan_cut November 23, 2008 5:35 pm

    Congratulations to the WAC volleyball champions again, our Wahine!

  120. Ralph November 23, 2008 5:41 pm

    CC you’re not at the vb match?

  121. Stretch November 23, 2008 5:43 pm

    Congratulations to the Wahine!!

    psst al – no read #118-120

  122. Stretch November 23, 2008 5:44 pm

    correction #118-121. thanks ralph

  123. chawan_cut November 23, 2008 5:45 pm

    brother mike.
    i’m slow.
    that was in response to his one from the previous post.

  124. Maverick November 23, 2008 5:45 pm

    To answer your question to Garret about the bowl(s) situation in Louisianna. The Independence bowl plays second fiddle to the Sugar bowl.

  125. Maverick November 23, 2008 5:47 pm


    Our sexy Wahine’s do it AGAIN!

  126. chawan_cut November 23, 2008 5:47 pm

    yes, amazingly i’m not there.
    i’m a bad fan.

  127. Maverick November 23, 2008 5:48 pm

    or should I re-do that. Our Hardcore, best’est in the nation, sexy-iest Wahines do it AGAIN!

  128. A-House November 23, 2008 6:38 pm

    OK, Tsaikos, it’s that waiting game to see how many, if any, visitor will commit to UH.

    St: are you going to post later or must we scan the morning papers to feed our insatiable appetite for recruiting news!!!!!!!

  129. Stephen Tsai November 23, 2008 6:55 pm

    Hmmm. Looking at that sixth gesture …

  130. d1ε³Ά November 23, 2008 7:05 pm

    Congratulations to the Rainbow Wahine for another WAC championship.

  131. tommui November 23, 2008 7:05 pm

    STRETCH: Yes, the crowd at the volleyball game was disappointing considering that it was comparatively sunny and a Sunday. Only about 5,000 people came for an exciting match (except for game 4 which looked like a mismatch).

    Noticed a whole flock of (green?) rolls on Ching field. Did they sneak in the synthetic turf on us or is that the underpadding?

  132. chawan_cut November 23, 2008 7:06 pm

    the 6th what?

  133. Ralph November 23, 2008 7:13 pm

    vb attendance must have averaged 4K per day…..to bad the economy is so bad that the peeps won’t come out and watch a conference with weak teams. The old big west with long beach, Pacific and santa barbara drew good crowds…

  134. d1ε³Ά November 23, 2008 7:16 pm

    Nonetheless, the average attendance of about 4500/day set a WAC tourney record (according to JL on K5)

  135. HiFlyer November 23, 2008 7:21 pm


    the rolls on Ching/Cooke field looks like the padding and with the rain I haven’t noticed any progress in the last two weeks.

  136. Stephen Tsai November 23, 2008 7:26 pm

    slash motion.

  137. d1ε³Ά November 23, 2008 7:28 pm


    BTW, what time is the NaKoa luncheon and best time to arrive for good seats?


    I usually get there about 15-20 minutes early to find myki and sj-macro there in line at the gate on Hausten St.
    Should be a big crowd tomorrow with the win….it’s helmet day! πŸ™‚

  138. Mike November 23, 2008 7:33 pm


    I gotcha. And, no, I ain’t taking Princess Stan either. No master-backs, as we used to say.

    But at least the real Princess is bringing back a goodie for all video fans…

    Old news, but part of Idaho’s problem last night was that it took them an awful long time to score when they were able. Their three scoring drives took nearly 24 minutes combined. Another indication that the UH D was working well.

  139. Stephen Tsai November 23, 2008 7:38 pm


  140. Ronnie November 23, 2008 7:39 pm


    November 23rd, 2008 at 5:28 pm
    Chicken hekka next week?

    At the Tsaiko-gate? How about the week after that (when I’ll be home πŸ˜‰ )?

  141. Stephen Tsai November 23, 2008 7:39 pm


  142. Stephen Tsai November 23, 2008 7:39 pm


  143. Stephen Tsai November 23, 2008 7:40 pm


  144. Stephen Tsai November 23, 2008 7:40 pm

    J-E-T-S … Jets! Jets! Jets!

  145. Stephen Tsai November 23, 2008 7:43 pm

    I was going to wear my J-E-T-S helmet while watching the game this morning. But I didn’t go back to the office after last night’s game.
    This is my second J-E-T-S helmet. When I was a kid, my folks bought me one. Years later, I noticed there were Sharpie marks all over the helmet. Apparently my kid brother decided to practice his artistry on the helmet.
    You might have met that guy on this blog …

  146. J-Dog November 23, 2008 7:43 pm

    What did you guys think about C.J. Allen-Jones’ sack? I thought he showed some amazing speed when he pursued the QB.

  147. J-Dog November 23, 2008 7:44 pm

    Was nice to see Jake Santos get in the game. Hopefully he’ll get another chance to get in and at least attempt a pass.

  148. TChahng[λŒ€ν•œλ―Όκ΅­] November 23, 2008 7:48 pm

    BG, perfect guessing is hard to do.

    What if… Timmy Chang didn’t hurt his little finger?

    …The “Pinky Pillow” wouldn’t have been invented.

  149. chawan_cut November 23, 2008 7:56 pm

    Dang. Master-backs! I can’t do anything!

  150. Stretch November 23, 2008 8:15 pm

    I hope that the Men’s BBall team has practiced their offense. They have a game tomorrow night against Iowa St.

  151. BowsForever November 23, 2008 8:16 pm

    Does look kinda like a slash, doesn’t it? Lane doesn’t seem to have a Davone-like habit of doing it, so we shouldn’t see that anymore.

    You gotta love what the Jets are doing right now. Sweet revenge for the pretty awful way the Packers brushed Favre off. Sure he unretired late, but put him in a new city with a whole new team and it sure doesn’t look like he skipped a beat. 8-3 so far is looking like one heck of a turnaround year. Go Jets!

  152. chawan_cut November 23, 2008 8:21 pm

    tonight’s news
    and game highlights

  153. BowsForever November 23, 2008 8:22 pm

    Thanks as always, chawan_cut.

  154. LizKauai [BELIEVER] Asus November 23, 2008 8:28 pm

    I had a great day with gigi and hubby today.
    Just posted this on her blog:

    Gigi and David, mahalo for a delightful day! Your home is so comfortable (I enjoyed taking my little nap… sorry about the snoring) and sharing the football game on your beautiful HD TV (wow!)
    The pizza was very good, and I enjoyed talking art with you at the HCC. Seeing Salt Lake was a real first for me too!

    Have a very happy Thanksgiving!

  155. Stretch November 23, 2008 8:30 pm

    I hope there is good weather next week.

    One thing that I noticed, due to the weather or not, was that the team and the crowd seemed a little “down”. There wasn’t much enthusiasm during Idaho’s first drive and most of the 1st Q. Even the first 1-yard touchdown dive by Alexander wasn’t too “exciting”. I didn’t think everyone woke up until that long pass to Lane. That was the kick in the arse everyone needed. Maybe it was just the dreary weather everyone dealt with all day.

  156. madeinhawaii November 23, 2008 8:39 pm

    Maybe Hawaii just didn’t have the ball long enough for the fans to really get into the first quarter.. I mean for the entire half… wasn’t it like 21 – 9 ? Not score wise.. but minutes of possession? Hawaii with the 9?

  157. BowsForever November 23, 2008 8:41 pm

    I have no idea what was with the defense on that first series. I thought I heard Curran on the radio once during last season that Mack likes to get a feel for the opponent’s offense before setting the D loose, then again, the pass rush was REALLY ineffective at the very beginning (of course that changed big time after that). For what it’s worth, _I_ was pretty pumped by the first offensive series. Alexander’s “version” of the offense seems to me like he goes for bigger chunks of yards on his throws. Maybe Colt appeared to be more quick-strike to me at times because of his particular talents (you gotta love his looking-the-other-way throw) and the great YAC of the Fab Four.

  158. chawan_cut November 23, 2008 8:42 pm

    i know what you mean. this was my first game back and i was kinda like BLEH from being in the rain all day.
    i wonder if this its what its like for those pacnorwest folks.

  159. chawan_cut November 23, 2008 8:44 pm


  160. LizKauai (iPhone) November 23, 2008 9:05 pm

    Stretch- the first long pass to Lane was like a dream. The “ooohh” that rose spontaneously from my voice was echoed in the stands like a prayer. It evoked a vision of hope that we might once again see what we grew to love in the Warriors last year.
    And that long, deep, held breath was released with such exultation and relief- that I truly believe the corner was turned.
    Greg Alexander stepped into to captain’s chair and never looked back. Finally- all 3 cylinders were clicking and we were truly on our way!

  161. Garret November 23, 2008 9:14 pm


    I’m sorry if I came off as harsh in my post…I got off the plane and one of the first things I do is defend Karl Benson! That is pretty strange to me…I can think of so many things that I have criticized him for and can’t remember defending him ever before!

    Big problem for starting a new WAC game…there are already too many bowl games and didn’t the NCAA put a stop to the creation of any new bowl games? Plus, this season there has been a real worry about how there might not be enough bowl-eligible teams to fill all the bowl games! In that environment, I seriously doubt that a new bowl game will be created soon.

    Finding a good opponent for a new bowl is critical, and teams are pretty much tied up already. The Pac-10 already has 7 bowl commitments, and in seasons like this where they have 2 BCS teams that means that their 8th place team will have a bowl spot…if they can have 8 bowl-eligible teams.

    I seriously doubt that a second bowl game could be created in Vegas. I *do* think that Reno could support a bowl with the natural desire to bring in people to the Reno/Tahoe area giving some community/business support there. I think that is far more possible than a bowl near La Tech–you need corporate support and I don’t see a lot of that near Ruston, but I do see that in Reno/Tahoe. If they could find a decent opponent and a big sponsor, that could happen…when the NCAA decides that a new bowl will be allowed.

    What about a Sacramento bowl? Lots of companies there and a decent population. Midway between WAC teams Nevada and SJSU, not too far from Fresno. Trouble is, a lot of the big Sacramento companies are laying people off now so this isn’t a great time to try to start a new bowl. Plus, I don’t know if they have a stadium that is suitable. However, if UC-Davis is ever serious about getting to D-IA, I could see a Sacramento Bowl happening at their stadium…

  162. MeiLing November 23, 2008 9:17 pm

    Ho’omaikai to the women’s WAC champion volleyball team!!!

    Amazing bunch of guys playing with injuries and without.

  163. LizKauai (iPhone) November 23, 2008 9:22 pm

    Garret- it was nice to see your folks last night! Nothing could stand between them and Kekoa’s tripe beef stew. Not even m-homey… the tripe-skimmer. πŸ˜†

  164. Garret November 23, 2008 9:26 pm


    Momo is at every Tsaiko-gate and makes a good Chicken hekka.

    How is Katie? I was going to call you today but we’ve been busy watching the volleyball game (awesome to see them win!) and the 2+ hour dim sum outing tonight.

  165. LizKauai (iPhone) November 23, 2008 9:27 pm

    Yea Wahine! Thanks MeiLing. I’m reading the blog over a bowl of wonton min at Wailana. I think H-Healer’s double whammy knocked me out today.

  166. Garret November 23, 2008 9:30 pm


    My parents said that they had a great time at the Tsaiko-gate! They were happy that my the class my Dad taught every Saturday had ended so they could make it much earlier to the Tsaiko-gate.

  167. Garret November 23, 2008 9:32 pm

    Bess was praised in this article…but the South Florida Sun-Sentinel states that Miami still needs another WR. They don’t need another slot receiver, but Rivers could be a fit if his back is okay.

    Davone Bess had his best game Sunday but, if Camarillo is unavailable, the Dolphins may need to get something other than agitation from their $6 million investment in Ernest Wilford. Or Brandon London better be ready to contribute.

  168. madeinhawaii November 23, 2008 9:41 pm


    If new bowls aren’t allowed why not use existing bowls, massage the dates somewhat and create a championship series for all Non-BCS conferences. Demand more from the networks and have the proceeds split up by the participating conferences, or independents (loosely held grouping for playoff proceeds). Course that might mean that Hawaii doesn’t always get to play in the Sheraton bowl.. but if the independents and non-BCS conferences got together and started their own championship bowl, the BCS would be soon to follow.

  169. Jason November 23, 2008 9:54 pm

    Whoo, that was a nice win for the Rainbow Wahine. Saw Tom Mui there outside before the game. Didn’t see anybody else, but it was hard to spot people in the crowd, which actually seemed bigger than the stated number, but I guess most people bought their tickets in the lower bowl. They need to shore some things up if they want to get deep in the NCAA playoffs, but today is time to celebrate. Then tomorrow, get ready for Cal Poly. πŸ˜€

    Speaking of tomorrow, looking forward to seeing Garret at Nā Koa. (Don’t give him my seat, now.) And basketball in the evening β€” I guess that means another Monday of staying at school all day! (Yes, sj-macro and myki, I’m actually going back to school after a Nā Koa lunch, for once! I can stay there and study for my two tests on Tuesday …)

  170. al November 23, 2008 10:08 pm

    i knew better.
    i knew that someone would blab the score out.
    i purposely stayed away from the beat.
    i got to watch the na wahine or rainbow wahine in two segments.
    game one and two and later the finale.

    jamie houston really elevated her game. steph brandt should have been hoisted upon the shoulders of all. to me, she was the mvp of this tourney.

  171. al November 23, 2008 10:09 pm

    i thought by now we would receive some recruit info. you know like a new commitment. isn’t the hawaiian air flt leaving soon.

  172. jm2375 November 23, 2008 10:11 pm

    where’d ST go? He comes in, says stuff and then does an esme. sheesh.

  173. d1ε³Ά November 23, 2008 10:12 pm

    Trying to stay up for Coach Mack show but maybe gotta DVR it and watch it before heading to Na Koa Luncheon.

    Eh al, no tell me how it ends okay?


  174. NorthShoreFan November 23, 2008 10:13 pm

    Wow! Didn’t know so many Tsaiko’s are into eating “innards”! My wife would love to dine with you guys! She like to prepare the suff any which way. Just went and picked up about 40# of the stuff from a friend who runs a restaurant. Yikes! tripe stew, tripe kim chee, tripe whatevas!

    Anyhoo, great weekend for Warrior sports! Makes going to work tomorrow a bit easier. Looking forward to another victory on Saturday!

    Great blog with stimulating discussions and information. Mahalo Guys!

  175. LizKauai [BELIEVER] Asus November 23, 2008 10:39 pm

    NorthShoreFan- hope you and your wife will join us for the next T-Gate!

    Nitey nite all and sweet Warrior Dreams!

  176. Mike November 23, 2008 10:41 pm

    >This is my second J-E-T-S helmet. When I was a kid, my folks bought me one. Years later, I noticed there were Sharpie marks all over the helmet. Apparently my kid brother decided to practice his artistry on the helmet.

    In the interest of fairness, I didn’t use a Sharpie. I used gold spray paint. I got about two good sprays in before Big Bro had a stroke. 30-something years later and I still hear about it.

  177. LizKauai [BELIEVER] Asus November 23, 2008 10:48 pm




  178. Jason November 23, 2008 11:04 pm

    Hmm, I wonder if Mike keeps his motorcycle helmet under lock and key, fearing retaliation. πŸ˜‰

  179. Mike November 23, 2008 11:24 pm

    Motorcycle helmet?

  180. Jason November 23, 2008 11:41 pm

    What, you don’t wear a helmet? Start wearing one, or someone might key your bike accidentally some day.

  181. al November 23, 2008 11:52 pm

    no helmet = keyed bike

  182. al November 23, 2008 11:54 pm

    mike should remove the face guard from his friend’s colt brennan autographed helmet and use it.

  183. Kazz November 23, 2008 11:58 pm

    (48 Hour Rule Violation #2 for 11/23/2008)


    However they announced under 6K in attendance, it actually looked somewhere between 6200-6600 tonight.

    The one thing that caught my attention was some JERK Hawaii fan telling NMSU fans to sit down and it wasn’t even done in a “jestful” way.

    I think it was during the second game when NMSU nearly had their game point and the Aggie fans kept standing after we managed to get another point. I happened to look cross court from my seat to see this UH fan take the time to walk a few rows down to tell the visting fans to sit down and then he gestured to the scoreboard as if he felt the need to “educate” them about volleyball “manners”.

    Then in typical “dis is my house, and take off yo slippahs” fashion he sits down and crosses his arms.

    Now, while I will more than GLADLY encourage fellow UH fans to give some grief to visting fans (especially opposing football fans), something about this incident bothered me and I’m not sure how to put it in so many words, but I wanted to walk over there and b**chslap “tata”.

    I don’t know how many times I have to express my opinion, as well as the opinions of THOUSANDS… but… again…

    “SOME PEOPLE SHOULD… STAY HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  184. Jason November 24, 2008 12:04 am

    al: I’m saying, maybe someone who thinks Mike should be wearing a helmet might key his bike. You know, someone who is often on the UH campus, and knows what Mike’s bike looks like. πŸ˜‰

    Nah, if I was going to “key” his bike, I’d cut out a paper “key” and tape it to his seat or something. Except with all the rain in Mānoa, that would be kinda junk. So … that idea is scrapped.

    But seriously, wear a helmet.

  185. Kazz November 24, 2008 12:06 am

    (48-Hour Rule Violation #3 for 11/23/2008)

    … I forgot to mention…

    To that smug individual that felt he needed to give Robert Kekaula a “lesson” on “manners” on the post game call in show this past Saturday,



    Man I am grouchy tonight…

    It must have to do with another week stuck at my office because some people in suits at FIRST HAWAIIAN BANK need to get their BIG bonuses at the expense of the sanity and work of others… 😈

    It’s a good thing the UH fall sports season is still going on otherwise I’d fear what I do to release the tension, but then again… they’d prefer I’d sacrifice the one bit of sanity I have on Saturdays also so… when push comes to shove… we shall see.

  186. Stephen Tsai November 24, 2008 12:30 am

    New post, new stud.

  187. warriorfan November 24, 2008 7:35 am

    injuries are part of athletics. I wrestled in college and coached high school teams and can say that wrestling has just as much injuries as does football. I had arthroscopic surgery on both knees, right knee cut my wrestling career short. Our coach used to give us the same stuff they used for thoroughbreds to treat injuries. One of our teammates wrestled a month with a fractured ankle. Our 170 pounder broke his nose in round 1 and finsihed the bout and won. Our 134 pounder collided heads on a shot resulting in a gash and heavy bleeding. Trainers stopped the bleeding, taped em up and he finished the match and won as well. 30 years later, my neck is all screwed up from all those bridges, joints have arthritis and pain and if I had to do it all over again, I would. And I wish UH had wrestling so wrestlers can stay home.

  188. Momo November 27, 2008 7:08 pm

    I had a grand time at the last week and it made the game more special . We have been season ticket holders for more than 20 years and we never tail gate with others.Thanks for the fellowship.
    It was nice having my grand kids for a week. It made us feel young again trying to keep up with them.We will miss them when they return home tomarrow. See you sat…momo

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