What the heck

It’s summer (at least it feels like it), we’re restless, so we’re taking over.
Here are the plans:
• Make the UH Manoa students another offer.
This time, in exchange for approving a student athletic fee, offer the students the first 10 rows on a sideline section at Aloha Stadium. The students will be closer to the action, and it won’t be much of a sacrifice for the university. First, you can’t see from that height and, second, those are giveaway seats, anyway. For basketball, give the students the seats behind the visiting team’s bench. Sure, the visiting fans will gripe when they’re relocated, but so what? Ever been to a road game? UH fans always get the nosebleed seats.
What? Long-time UH fans might grumble about ceding their seats to students? Hey, they can always enroll at UH.
And if UH Manoa students reject the plan, impose it on the community college students. Their student leaders won’t be around long enough to take a survey.
• K5’s replays of the past academic year are nice, but let’s go further. For a modest pay-per-view fee, open up the archives. Wouldn’t you pay $5 to watch Chad Owens run back a punt and kickoff for touchdowns against BYU? Or see Michael Carter run the option again? This is the 100th anniversary of UH football and 50th of statehood, so everybody is feeling nostalgic. New motto: Turn memories into money.
• Time to finally produce a Rainbow Marching Band CD.
• Hire the guy who owns Blazin’ Steaks as the financial officer. Anybody who can turn a profit with $6 steak plates needs to be on the staff.
• Impose a scholarship cap on schools. For instance, if the cap is $6 million, then it gets split evenly — women get $3 million, men get $3 million. The scholarships can be distributed anyway a school chooses, as long as the cap is not exceeded. If a school wants to use 60 scholarships for football and 25 for swimming  so be it.
• College is about learning from mistakes. And, sometimtes, one of the mistakes is the choice of college. It’s time to revise the transfer rule. The NCAA requires a player who transfers to sit out a season before playing for his second school. Let’s have a one-time waiver of that rule.
• There’s no sense fighting the BCS. So excluding the 12 teams that will play in the six BCS games, how about creating a 16-team tournament that would replace the other bowls? The tournament would create a playoff-like atmosphere, and I bet it would be more entertaining than some of the BCS matchups.

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Happy birthday to Bulla.

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Wishing a speedy recovery to Mrs. Koakane.


  1. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 10, 2009 1:06 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!
    Nitey Nite!

  2. ai-ee-soos June 10, 2009 1:07 am


  3. ai-ee-soos June 10, 2009 1:08 am

    no can sleep, or what

  4. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 10, 2009 1:09 am

    I dunno, ST… those solutions are pretty interesting and creative. Remember, no good deed goes unpunished!


  5. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 10, 2009 1:10 am

    HAUOLI LAHANAU to BULLA – one more year of Memories MADE!

  6. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 10, 2009 1:11 am

    yeah- insomnia- but sleepy now!

  7. ai-ee-soos June 10, 2009 1:12 am

    K 5 replays – I’m all for paying 5 bucks for those archives.

  8. ai-ee-soos June 10, 2009 1:13 am


  9. ai-ee-soos June 10, 2009 1:14 am


  10. ai-ee-soos June 10, 2009 1:14 am


  11. Kekoa June 10, 2009 1:19 am

    ST ~ Did you check your email?

  12. Kekoa June 10, 2009 1:25 am

    “Happy Birthday Bulla!”

    Time to make more memories!

    (…and did you check your email box?)

  13. Stephen Tsai June 10, 2009 1:32 am

    Yep, I checked the mail. I’ll get back to you later today.

  14. Committed Road Warrior June 10, 2009 1:35 am

    Happy Birthday Bulla!

    Funny. Hawaii IPTV (for us mainlanders) has most all the replays referenced by ST, excluding the ’01 BYU.

    Anywho, off to sleep! Goodnight!

  15. Ralph June 10, 2009 1:55 am

    happy birthday Bulla!

  16. HiFlyer June 10, 2009 2:13 am

    top twenty

    Happy Birthday Bulla and many more to come.

  17. wafan June 10, 2009 2:49 am

    Good morning everyone!

  18. wafan June 10, 2009 2:51 am

    Happy 21st to Bulla!

    Enjoy your celebrations!!!

  19. wafan June 10, 2009 2:53 am

    Senior’s last day.

    Jason, we are having hotdogs in my lab to celebrate their successes. Yum! You want some?

  20. wafan June 10, 2009 2:59 am

    If a UH Systems athletic fee is imposed on the community colleges then they must be allowed to purchase student season tickets in the student section, too!

  21. βρεω808 June 10, 2009 4:42 am


    ~•~~~~•~ ★ ★ ★ Congratulations..(again)..to..Ian..&..Ronnie.!!! ★ ★ ★ ~•~~~~•~

  22. βρεω808 June 10, 2009 4:46 am

    ~~~•~~~~•~~~ 😀 ★ ★ ★ Happy..Birthday..Bulla.!!! ★ ★ ★ 😆 ~~~•~~~~•~~~

    😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀


    🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆

  23. βρεω808 June 10, 2009 4:49 am

    ~~~•~~~~•~~~ 😀 ★ ★ ★ Happy..Birthday..Bulla.!!! ★ ★ ★ 😆 ~~~•~~~~•~~~

    😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀


    🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆

  24. NYUH June 10, 2009 5:24 am

    Maybe if they tore down the baseball stadium and put a full-size multi-purpose stadium in the quarry, a student fee might be worth it.

  25. whitey June 10, 2009 5:39 am

    bulla, bulla, bulla, bulla, bulla, bulla. Happy Birthday Big Guy!!!!!!!!

  26. whitey June 10, 2009 5:40 am

    Good morning Tsaikos. yup, even the boss is getting reved up for the summer. can feel the heat!!!!

  27. whitey June 10, 2009 5:41 am

    morning nyuh, brew, wafan, dj

  28. djmitcho June 10, 2009 5:49 am

    Good Morning Everybody!

    Happy Birthday Bulla!

  29. d1島 June 10, 2009 6:01 am

    Great Morning All!

    Rad suggestions there Stephen! 😆

    Happy Birthday Bulla! I hope you can still “re-memory” all the great things you do for others for many, many more years!

    Speedy recovery for Mrs. Koakane.

  30. whitey June 10, 2009 6:04 am

    Just thought if any Tsaikos needed to make a quick trip.

    Mesa Air Group’s go!, which positioned itself as a low-cost carrier in Hawaii’s interisland market from its entry, said today it will mark the anniversary of its third year in the state by offering 1,000 $3 fares.
    The promotional fares, which are good for travel from today through June 30, will be available for purchase starting at 5 a.m. today and must be booked online by Thursday at http://www.iflygo.com.

  31. Rich2176 June 10, 2009 6:07 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG GUY!!!!! You don’t look a day over 50.

    Ronnie – I’m sure you had a great time last night! Congrats to Ian.

  32. whitey June 10, 2009 6:09 am

    morning d1, you going work already?????

  33. Loa June 10, 2009 6:18 am

    morning gang!

    Stephen – thats a great post this morning

  34. Loa June 10, 2009 6:19 am

    Happy Birthday Bulla!

  35. Loa June 10, 2009 6:20 am

    wishing a speedy recovery to Mrs. Koakane
    make sure your hubby stay home and take care you now

  36. koakane™ June 10, 2009 6:25 am

    morning tsai-ko country. looking like a bright sunny day and I hope the trades come back a little stronger but hey what am I worried about ….. inside w/ac

    hippo birdie two ewe beeg guy aka bulla have a good one

    mahalo d1

  37. koakane™ June 10, 2009 6:29 am

    sorry mahalo to all wishing and prayer for my wife recovery.

  38. Da Punchbowl Kid June 10, 2009 6:44 am

    Bulla Bulla bo Bulla banana fana fo fulla me my mo mulla! Bulla!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY HERR BULLER!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  39. Da Punchbowl Kid June 10, 2009 6:45 am

    Speedy recovery to Mrs. Koakane. Prayers for her.

  40. Da Punchbowl Kid June 10, 2009 6:48 am

    (Maybe as a part time half salary gig, so you can still keep your newspaper job as Supreme Ruler of the blogosphere.)

  41. djmitcho June 10, 2009 6:49 am

    Prayers for Mrs. Koakane

  42. Da Punchbowl Kid June 10, 2009 6:50 am

    Is it a coinkydink that you have all these brilliant ideas on Bulla’s birthday? Maybe Bulla should have birfdays more often…

  43. Stephen Tsai June 10, 2009 7:07 am

    Surprising to hear of Duke Bainum’s reported passing.

  44. MeiLing June 10, 2009 7:08 am

    Hau’oli La Hanau, BULLA!!!

    Hope Mrs. Koakane recovers from surgery quickly. Prayers for her successful surgery.

    ST ~ I like those suggestions! I always thought that students should be right up there where the action is since it’s their school.

  45. lakesidegt June 10, 2009 7:29 am

    Re Duke’s passing – while I was at a UH baseball game late in the season, I noticed that he stayed for the entire game taking it all in, enjoying himself, not politicking… Condolences to his family here and in Arkansas.

  46. Colomaohana June 10, 2009 7:32 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BULLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mrs. Koakane GET WELL SOON!!!!

    Condolences to Duke Bainum’s ohana….

  47. Tom Mui June 10, 2009 7:36 am

    Hi Bulla! Happy birthday!

    Best wishes to Mrs. Koakane – get well soon!

  48. Stretch June 10, 2009 7:42 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Best wishes to Mrs KK.

    Condolences to the Bainum Ohana.

  49. Stretch June 10, 2009 7:42 am

    Happy Birthday Bulla

  50. Colomaohana June 10, 2009 7:47 am

    Koakane: My mom had surgery on both of her knees there at Pali Momi…no worry, they take care! She was up and about a few weeks afta’ and recovery was fast…..

  51. da princess' classmate June 10, 2009 7:51 am

    shocking to hear about Councilman Bainum’s passing, at such a young age, condolences to the family

  52. Bulla June 10, 2009 7:52 am

    On the road, but MAHALO to all the Tsaikos for thinking of me. I remember when I thought that 30 was ancient, my how things have changed 🙂

    I want to give an early Bday shout out to Ryan The Beast Eastman who’s bday is on Friday. He had an early Bday surprise from Hawaii that made all of us smile. Hard work and perseverence ALWAYS pays off.

    Have a blessed day and may the joy of the Lord fill your hearts. Mahalo again ST for keeping this blog going. A wish for a speedy recovery for mrs Koakane

    And Brew, you da Man, haha

  53. (Jesse)James June 10, 2009 7:53 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…

    Great ideas ST…I’d even pay to see our whooping of BYU in the late 80s with Garret Gabriel running the show….

    Happy Birthday Bulla…Godspeed..and many more to come….

    Prayers also for Mrs. KK….

  54. da princess' classmate June 10, 2009 7:54 am

    congrats to Vinnie, doubt we see you at the les next year

  55. (Jesse)James June 10, 2009 7:54 am

    and condolences to the Bainum ohana in Hawaii and Arkansas….that was pretty shocking.

  56. PIAA DS June 10, 2009 8:17 am

    good ideas ST. I dont get why in VB there is a one time transfer rule and in FB there is not. Petition the NCAA ! Plus I would definately watch Chad Owens run that ball again! Where do I sign up.

    As far as the student fee, almost every college in the country has that and the students go to all/most of the games to support their team and their school. UH is a commuter school, they cant walk to the stadium and the student body seems not to have much interest. Hard to make them pay if they dont want to I supposed.

  57. Mr C June 10, 2009 8:36 am

    Happy bday Bulla. You of age to buy beverages now.

  58. A-House June 10, 2009 8:37 am


    Omedeto gozamasu! Happy Birfday, big fella!!

    Mrs Koakane:

    Speedy recovery!!

  59. Mr C June 10, 2009 8:37 am

    Mrs. Koakane, wishing you speedy recovery.

  60. Rich2176 June 10, 2009 8:40 am

    I’ll be in Vegas this Monday, the 15th for about 5 hours. Flying in around 10:30 and going to the UNLV ticket office. Then, hoping to join up with 702Warrior Nation and Las Vegas for lunch. Anybody else who may want to join us is welcome. Not sure where yet, but it will most likely be near the Strip since I won’t have much time.

    The plan is to bring tix for the local folks to Genji’s on the 20th. Cash or checks is fine. If you can’t make it, maybe someone can get the tix for you so I won’t have to mail them. I’d like to thank all of you for no bounced checks last time!! LOL…

  61. addahknowjoe June 10, 2009 8:42 am

    I just got this email back from Obama’s office. This is a snippet:

    “…I have ordered all countries around the world to fly their flags at full staff in honor of our beloved handsome island braddah we affectionately call our Bulla! I, along with the rest of the world would humbly like to wish you the Happiest of Birthdays.”

    Now, how cool iz dat!

    Happy Birthday Hawaiian!

  62. A-House June 10, 2009 8:43 am


    Much mahalo for all your assistance in getting us tickets.

    See you on the 20th!

  63. (Jesse)James June 10, 2009 8:44 am

    Rich…what are the ticket costs again???

  64. Mr C June 10, 2009 8:44 am

    I have been getting a lot of questions, so i thought this might help.

    In response to the photo of the rubber band cell phone earpiece posted a few days ago.

    Use of Mobile Electronic Devices

    Q: What is Bill 4 (2009) Relating to the Use of Electronic Devices While Operating a Motor Vehicle?

    A: This is a new law that prohibits the use of mobile electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle. The law’s purpose is to make Honolulu roadways safer for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists.

    Q: What is a “mobile electronic device”?

    A: “Mobile electronic device” refers to any hand-held or other portable electronic equipment capable of providing wireless and/or data communication between two or more persons or of providing amusement, including but not limited to a cellular phone, text messaging device, paging device, personal digital assistant, laptop computer, video game, or digital photographic device. The law does not prohibit the use of audio equipment installed in a motor vehicle for the purposes of providing navigation, emergency assistance to the operator of the motor vehicle, or video entertainment to the passengers in the rear seats of a motor vehicle.

    Q: What does “use” or “using” mean under this law?

    A: “Use” or “using” means holding a mobile electronic device while operating a motor vehicle.

    Q: Does the law ban all mobile electronic devices?

    A: The law applies to hand-held devices. Hands-free devices are still allowed.

    Q: Does the law prohibit texting?

    A: Yes, it is illegal for drivers to text or engage in other hand-held uses of mobile electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle.

    Q: May I make a call on my phone while stopped in traffic?

    A: No.

    Q: What if I need to use my phone in an emergency, but I don’t have a hands-free device?

    A: The law exempts the use of cellular phones for emergency 911 calls.

    Q: What is the fine for this offense?

    A: $67 for the first offense.

    Q: Does the law apply to out-of-state drivers?

    A: Yes.

    Q: Are passengers affected by this law?

    A: No, only the driver of the vehicle.

    Q: When does the law take effect? Will there be a grace period?

    A: Enforcement will begin on July 1, 2009, when the law takes effect.

  65. SteveM June 10, 2009 8:47 am


  66. madeinhawaii June 10, 2009 8:50 am


    Maybe that’s it!

    Make the activity fee voluntary but open it up to ALL of the campuses, including the the CC’s and the ones on the other islands for full time students.

  67. sportsbow June 10, 2009 8:50 am

    The UH/BYU game in 2001 was televised by ESPN. Don’t think KFVE have the rights to show it.

  68. addahknowjoe June 10, 2009 8:52 am

    Koakane!- Eh! U bettah take care of your roommate, eh?!! No make anykine like show up late with duck tape in your hand!

  69. madeinhawaii June 10, 2009 8:54 am

    Best wishes to Mrs Koakane.

    Condolences to the Bainum ohana.

  70. al June 10, 2009 8:55 am

    happy birthday bulla!

  71. SteveM June 10, 2009 8:57 am

    Sorry if I am the only one who missed this HA posting earlier…

    Stephen Tsai was recognized as a top journalist in the 2009 Best of the Best People’s Choice Awards! See…


    …and this is without votes from the Tsai-kos. Next year… 😉

  72. Mr C June 10, 2009 8:58 am

    For all you bloggers and lurkers,
    this has been around for a while but it might move forward.


    Its hard to prove and enforce.
    A good example, If koa mahu and kahu mahu blog, how we know it’s actually the mahu family, it could be JJ mahu or Homey mahu, or the uncle Mahi Mahi.

  73. al June 10, 2009 9:03 am

    say good bye to vinnie catricala…………

    10th round by the mariners.

    new recruit wetmore was also selected in the 11th by the indians.
    and cameron bayne who contemplated a transfer to uh was selected in the 13th by the white sox.

    i believe all will sign pro deals now.

  74. d1島 June 10, 2009 9:04 am

    Condolences to the Bainum Ohana.

  75. Mr C June 10, 2009 9:04 am

    Congrats Mr. Stephen Tsai

  76. d1島 June 10, 2009 9:05 am

    Mahalo Rich2176!

  77. BG June 10, 2009 9:08 am

    Like Whitey sed….

    BULLA!!! BULLA!!! BULLA!!! U DA MAN!!!

    And we all know who keeps you (happily) on the straight and narrow….Hi dere Mrs Bomber!!! LOL

  78. Manoa Mist June 10, 2009 9:12 am

    Nice ideas Mr. Tsai.
    I remember back in the day in our private school we had to pay an athletic fee. They’d give you a coupon book in return to attend ILH games in various sports. That was like 30 years ago, and UH still hasn’t figured out how to do a student fee yet? They have got to get that done.
    Thanks for pointing out Stephen Tsai’s award Steve M.
    And being a big picture guy, I’d just like to thank Stephen Tsai for putting this blog together every day. It’s a lot of work, but it keeps us tied to Warrior sports and it’s really enjoyable reading the posts from everyone. Well, most folks…Anyways, mahalo.
    And Happy Birthday to Mr. Bulla as well. Go Weber!

  79. SteveM June 10, 2009 9:12 am

    Best wishes to Mrs. Koakane for a speedy recovery!

    Peaches and I would like to meet her someday….

  80. BIGWAVE96744 June 10, 2009 9:13 am

    bother Bulla Happy Birthday Big Guy.
    you share the day with:
    1951 – Dan “No Wheels” Fouts
    1960 – Maxi “Oh Baby It’s A Wild World” Priest

    The World Lost:
    323BC – Alexander the Great (Not our Alexander)
    2001 – Princess Leila of Iran (Not our Princess)
    2004 – Ray “I was blind but now I see” Charles

  81. BG June 10, 2009 9:16 am


    Whatever tix aren’t picked up at Genji’s, just bring to LV and we’ll set up a table at an agreed upon location and staff it. Actually, those people picking up tix can make “appts” so we aren’t waiting around. Just a suggestion.

    In any case, there’s no denying that your generosity is only exceeded by your good looks!!!

  82. BIGWAVE96744 June 10, 2009 9:17 am

    Also to all my Portuguese Friends:
    Happy Portugal Day
    Obligado for the Malasadas, Sausages, Bean Soup & long winded conversations 🙂

    Pocho Power Lives On!!!

  83. addahknowjoe June 10, 2009 9:19 am

    A few weeks ago us Tsaikos were at a UH baseball game when a fellow fan had a dizzy spell and collapse a few seats from us. Before I could get up and climb ova Rob25 to help out, dis braddah sitting right in front of me got up, climbed on his seat and leaped into our row and was on the fallen gentleman rendering assistance in no time flat!

    Stadium ushers and a doctor on staff eventually came up to render aid. They help clean up the fallen man. But that braddah told officials he get ‘um and he go take care this man.

    He sat with the fallen gentleman, took his vital signs, asked and answered questions all the while taking in the rest of the game.

    After the game I just had to shake dat braddahs hand. Ho, he was on it! He just unconsciously sprung into action! With fricken cat like reflexes, he was all over the scene!!! Was awesome!

    Well that braddah? Brah, was none other than Duke Bainum.

  84. Stephen Tsai June 10, 2009 9:20 am

    I think what people forget is UH used to charge an activity fee. But that was when the students received sideline seats. When it was decided to move the students, the fee was dissolved. If you want students to essentially become season-ticket holders, and that’s what an activity fee is, then you have to offer them something in return. And not just first-come, first-served seats in the North end zone.

  85. Stephen Tsai June 10, 2009 9:22 am

    OK, my strangest memory of Duke Bainum is that jingle he ran during his ads several years ago.

  86. Mr C June 10, 2009 9:26 am

    Duke Bainum was a doctor right?

  87. Rich2176 June 10, 2009 9:27 am

    RE: TIX

    I’ll be putting about $8k on the credit card, so I’d like to get the funds sooner than in LV.

    JJ – tickets for you are $85, each. Everyone else is $35. J/K….

    If you get tix from the UH ticket office, they will charge a handling fee. I you get them from UNLV online, they charge a handling fee. Since I’m picking them up, there is no handling fee. My flight to Vegas cost $192, so all I ask for in return is a green bottle or two at Genji’s….

  88. Addahknowsports© June 10, 2009 9:32 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    Happy Birthday Bulla! Are you and Mrs. Bulla going to dance it up tonight?

    Happy Early Birthday to Da Beast!

    Best wishes on a speedy recovery for Mrs. Koakane. Koakane, bettah listen to what a-joe says (about showing up late with duct tape) *tap tap tap*

    Condolences to the Bainum Ohana


    This morning’s post is worth a raise 🙂

  89. addahknowjoe June 10, 2009 9:47 am

    Mr C Yup! 24/7/365

    That braddah dabbled in all kinds of stuff but, he was always a doctor first and foremost.

  90. expat June 10, 2009 9:47 am

    Hard to see the transfer rule being changed. It is not in any student athlete’s best interest– it is only there to protect the schools themselves from each other. The student athletes don’t have much pull though.

    Having access to all the UH sports video history would be great. There are technical hurdles, but it could be a project that is phased in over time starting with certain games/matches. I could see it being a money maker for sure.

  91. Colomaohana June 10, 2009 9:49 am

    Mr C: Yes, he was.

  92. Pride. June 10, 2009 9:57 am

    When’s the last time Stephen Tsai took a vacation? Seems like he works seven days a week, with no break.

  93. Pride. June 10, 2009 9:58 am

    Happy birthday Bulla.

  94. Pride. June 10, 2009 9:59 am

    Wishing Mrs. Koakane a speedy recovery.

  95. Colomaohana June 10, 2009 9:59 am

    Howzit, Pride!!!

    I think even when ST is on a “vacation”, he’s hooked up to us somehow….. heheheh..

  96. al June 10, 2009 10:04 am

    mrs. kk good luck with your surgery.
    break a leg.
    oh wait, you already did that.

    no worry after the surgery your leg will be stronger and be able to deliver some real swift kicks.

    and this year you gotta make at least one tailgate.

  97. Dirty Commish June 10, 2009 10:05 am

    I would love to see those old UH games with Gabriel and Carter running some good old fashioned Wagner ball. If ESPN can have ESPN Classics, then why not UH Warrior Classics? And not just football. How many people would love to see Alika Smith and A.C. in action again?

    Or how about for just a game or so, kick out the swap meet and open the parking earlier just to see if that’s the reason people aren’t coming to games anymore.

    Speaking of parking: UH opener vs. Central Arkansas is on a Friday, kickoff at 7pm. So anybody have any idea when the Stadium parking gates will open?

  98. Addahknowsports© June 10, 2009 10:05 am

    Big C-

    Maybe ST needs to have a serious talk with the mommies about umbilical cords.

  99. Kazz June 10, 2009 10:06 am

    Speedy recovery to Mrs. Koakane as well!

  100. Jun Tao June 10, 2009 10:06 am

    I still can’t believe that Hawaii High School sports are shot in HIGH DEFINITION and UH sports are not! KHNL news is broadcast in HD. Why not UH sports?

    Please add this to your list Mr. Tsai.

  101. Kazz June 10, 2009 10:09 am

    • K5’s replays of the past academic year are nice, but let’s go further. For a modest pay-per-view fee, open up the archives. Wouldn’t you pay $5 to watch Chad Owens run back a punt and kickoff for touchdowns against BYU? Or see Michael Carter run the option again? This is the 100th anniversary of UH football and 50th of statehood, so everybody is feeling nostalgic. New motto: Turn memories into money.

    OR include it for free with current PPV subscribers.

    However, still would miss out on memorable ESPN-covered games, but still get plennnnnyyyy memories off K-5 coverage.

  102. Kazz June 10, 2009 10:11 am

    For basketball, give the students the seats behind the visiting team’s bench. Sure, the visiting fans will gripe when they’re relocated, but so what?…

    What? Long-time UH fans might grumble about ceding their seats to students? Hey, they can always enroll at UH.

    (throws two shakas to Stephen) DEY U GO! :mrgreen:

  103. Kazz June 10, 2009 10:13 am

    Wait a minute… seating students behind the opposing team bench for basketball games?

    Hmmm… I sure Karl Benson would eventually find something wrong with that. 🙄

  104. Kazz June 10, 2009 10:14 am


  105. (Jesse)James June 10, 2009 10:19 am

    ST…I remember that activity fee….I paid it even though I already had season tickets….you gotta figure if you charge $20 to all UH students for an activities fee….then with the approximately 30,000 plus students in the system, you’d get at least $600,000 for the athletic department….I mean, it isn’t millions, but it would help…..and you may convince some students to actually go to the games and support UH athletics….maybe they may even enjoy it and become real fans and support UH after they graduate….instill some pride in the school…

  106. madeinhawaii June 10, 2009 10:22 am


    If a team’s scholarship is being funded by a foundation, should that be counted in the 3 million total?

  107. Kazz June 10, 2009 10:25 am

    FINALLY the RADIO SILENCE AT AM 1500 was broken!!!

    Good to hear Papa Leahey and Pal on the radio this morning. While it sounded a lot like the in-between stuff on their K-5 broadcasts, it was still better to hear them den da kine ova dea on da odda channel…

    What since Felipe is off vacationing in Vegas no one is there to hold the fort???

    Rob and Russ better be on tomorrow!

  108. madeinhawaii June 10, 2009 10:29 am

    I still say it should investigate some kind of an activity card… something that can be recharged throughout the year for full-time students. Maybe a different card for part-time students, as well. Use the card to get tickets at specially discounted prices or free. Use it to buy stuff at the UH bookstore or rainbowtique, meals and snacks at any UH food service or event — including music and dance concerts, theatrical performances. UH gets a little off of the interest and and all items sold and the students have a safer means of carrying cash equivalent. Everytime the card is used, the point-of-sale tallies a credit to be collected from the accounting and disbursing offices at the end of each semester.

  109. lakesidegt June 10, 2009 10:31 am

    Re UH sports events shown on espn in past years being shown again locally – perhaps ST can check with Bruddah Neil Everett on the details of an arrangement like that.

  110. Colomaohana June 10, 2009 10:35 am


    Howzit! And, re #99, yes, I agree. 😉

  111. Garret June 10, 2009 10:39 am

    Happy Birthday Bulla!

  112. Garret June 10, 2009 10:39 am

    Best wishes to Mrs. Koakane for a speedy recovery.

  113. Garret June 10, 2009 10:41 am

    Condolences to Duke Bainum’s family. addahknowjoe made a great post in #84…those types of stories show the character of a person and are great to keep in mind when we think of them and their family.

  114. Kaimuki Kid June 10, 2009 10:44 am


    Did they mention what happened to the L&L Show on Monday?

  115. Garret June 10, 2009 10:46 am


    Great ideas on giving the students decent seating as an exchange for the activity fee. Unfortunately, it seems that ASUH is opposed to any fee no matter what UH might offer them…haven’t they continued to refuse to meet with JD to hear what UH Athletics might offer them?

  116. Garret June 10, 2009 10:48 am

    PPV replays would be nice, but selling game DVDs would be even better and bring in more money. I remember I asked about this a couple of years ago and Rich provided interesting information about how the TV rights and the people that worked on the broadcast would have to be compensated. If selling a DVD wouldn’t work at $20, I’m not sure that selling PPV for $5 would bring anything to UH.

  117. Garret June 10, 2009 10:50 am

    Scholarship caps based on money wouldn’t work because of the different tuition costs for different schools, especially public vs. private schools. And Texas schools have a law that says that if you get a scholarship then you cost the scholarship sponsor in-state tuition…that would mean that all public Texas schools would pay in-state tuition for all athletic scholarships and they would get a big competitive advantage.

  118. madeinhawaii June 10, 2009 10:52 am

    Without an activity fee, maybe students should be charged full fare?

  119. madeinhawaii June 10, 2009 10:52 am

    Nah.. that would hurt the fostering of future fandom… it’s a catch 22… but do you want fans that only want free tickets?

  120. Garret June 10, 2009 10:54 am

    The NY Times has UNLV as the #84 ranked school. They have some good information about UNLV in the article. UNLV lost 5 starters on offense, including their star RB. I’m glad that they have UH favored over UNLV even though the game will be in Vegas.

    Returning starters: 14 (6 offense, 8 defense)

    The U.N.L.V. offense was hit hard by losses at the skill positions, where the team must replace Frank Summers at running back and wide receiver Casey Flair.

    The best player on the U.N.L.V. offense is the senior wide receiver Ryan Wolfe, who ranks among the best non-B.C.S. pass catchers in the country. Despite having another season left to play, Wolfe already stands as the school’s career leader in both receptions (209) and receiving yards (2,735).

    And the defense, with eight returning starters, looks to be better than a season ago. But here’s the problem: to reach seven wins – six is likely not good enough to earn a bowl trip, especially if the team finishes seventh in the conference – U.N.L.V. will need to win two games against favored opposition. I don’t mean Colorado State, though the Rams should be better than the Rebels. I’m thinking more like Hawaii, or Nevada, or even one against B.Y.U. or Utah at home. Can U.N.L.V. do that? I’m skeptical.

  121. Garret June 10, 2009 10:58 am

    Max Emfinger’s database has been released with his top 250 recruits for the 2010 class. 5 recruits in Hawaii are in that list, with three 6-star (his rating scale goes up to 6 stars) and two 5-star recruits.

    Six stars:
    MLB Dustin Elisara
    WR Shaydon Kehano
    OLB VJ Feheko

    Five stars:
    S Shaydon Akuna
    FL Taz Stevenson

  122. madeinhawaii June 10, 2009 11:01 am

    How different is this? To be discussing the “star” ratings of offered recruits one year into the future?

  123. madeinhawaii June 10, 2009 11:04 am

    Since the ultimate decision regarding activity fees is in the hands of the UH admins. If the $ value of seats for UH events occupied by students were calculated at full public value, how much would it be? AND is that number used in any way to offset what the AD gets from upper campus?

  124. Kekoa June 10, 2009 11:06 am

    Pahtna! ~ Run for your life brah!…A-Sports has delivered da Bourne-Again-Ultimatum. Da key is dat *tap-tap-tap* sound…followed by KATOOSH!

  125. madeinhawaii June 10, 2009 11:15 am

    I mean, really, isn’t that the question? Is the AD getting it’s fair share from the students to offset and/or supplement what it gets from upper campus revenues? Without an activity fee and monies up front, I hope the AD is at least able to charge upper campus for full adult fares for every ticket/seat occupied by UH students throughout the year in addition to what it costs to run the athletic department curriculum.

  126. cavewarrior June 10, 2009 11:16 am

    wow…ST must be getting plenty sleep…terrific ideas! Like the 16 team playoff…leave da bcs alone- only wasted energy…pursue the new idea…

  127. Jason June 10, 2009 11:20 am

    Since the ultimate decision regarding activity fees is in the hands of the UH admins. If the $ value of seats for UH events occupied by students were calculated at full public value, how much would it be? AND is that number used in any way to offset what the AD gets from upper campus?

    Sideline Mānoa Maniacs tickets in PP and QQ would be $185 each (including $40 PSC) instead of $30. North Endzone tickets would be $99 each instead of $30.

  128. A-House June 10, 2009 11:21 am


    will we see you in Seattle for the Wazzu game?

  129. MeiLing June 10, 2009 11:21 am


    I remember the incident at the baseball game. I thought the guy who was helping out was a doctor since he was using the stethescope that the emergency folk at the stadium had on hand, taking vitals & completing the incident questionnaire with the elderly man. In the middle of the later innings, Duke took the elderly gentleman to the restroom, probably to ensure he didn’t have another incident.

    Bainum was the councilman for my district. (Thanks, W-Doc, for the info.)

    Condolences to the Bainum ‘ohana.

  130. Kazz June 10, 2009 11:25 am

    Kaimuki Kid:

    June 10th, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Did they mention what happened to the L&L Show on Monday?

    Kaimuki Kid,

    I turned it on at 7am and probably by then they MAY have discussed what happened the past two days, but I heard no mention of it from 7-9am.

  131. BG June 10, 2009 11:28 am

    I wanna be your agent when I grow up….opps that was a couple of blogs ago!
    Since you’re doing your “good guy” thing again with your credit card and airplane flight (plus time), please ask everyone to send you checks (NOW) to cover the number of tix that they want. You cut out the uncertainties of the “maybe’s” and give the tix to those who really want them and REALLY appreciate your kokua. Once paid for, people can pick up their tix before the game. BTW, a $1 handling charge should be appropriate to cover some of your expenses….$36 per ticket.

    Mahalos to you!!!

  132. Garret June 10, 2009 11:29 am

    How different is this? To be discussing the “star” ratings of offered recruits one year into the future?


    The other team I follow (Texas) has basically filled its recruiting class for 2010 and they have some key 2011 recruits coming to their camp this week. They have done this for years, so I’m used to following the star ratings of recruits in the offseason…

    One example of how recruiting has moved earlier is that SMU has 10 commits, with 3 from Emfinger’s list of the top 250 recruits in the country.

  133. Garret June 10, 2009 11:31 am


    Do you want me to bring you the money to Genji’s or do you want a Calf Call for the SoCal Tsaikos to pay you then? Whatever works for you is fine with me.

  134. Jason June 10, 2009 11:33 am

    Many here have mentioned ideas that I and others have thrown about for a couple years here on this blog and at other forums. The sad thing is, there are few ASUH senators who have the vision to promote these things. I should know — I have several friends that are ASUH senators. I’ve talked to a few of them, but they come from non-athletic backgrounds, and they take me as an athletics radical, so I’m not sure how much weight my suggestions carry. What we need is two things: (1) athletes as ASUH senators who know how important student support is for team success; and (2) John McNamara has to be creative and relay ideas such as these and seriously discuss their potential. Both things are easier said than done, though, in particular the latter …

  135. Garret June 10, 2009 11:36 am

    As Jason points out, UH gives *significantly* discounted tickets to students without any Athletic Fee. I think last season they even gave free bus service to Aloha Stadium from the Manoa campus for students.

    With the ticket discounts the students get, upgrading their tickets without an Athletic Fee would really cost the Athletic Department a lot of money. Even with an Athletic Fee giving up high-priced seats for free to students would result in a much smaller net gain for the Athletic Department than we had calculated earlier…plus, don’t those prime tickets at Aloha Stadium come with a required donation? The students wouldn’t have to do that, so the net gain from an Athletic Fee would be really reduced if UH gave the students great sideline seating.

    Basically, the UH students have been getting a great deal all this time, far better than what students are pretty much any other school in the country has gotten. This has gone on for so long that it is being thought of as a “right” of students, so an Athletic Fee has been rejected. Trouble is, this “right” has taken a lot of money away from the Athletic Department each year when you compare situations with other schools around the country.

  136. MeiLing June 10, 2009 11:37 am


    The activity card idea you pose is already in use at NAU (No. AZ Univ.) The student’s ID card is like a debit card for use at the campus eateries, bookstore, and, since they pay an activity fee, gets them into all athletic events free and use of the rec. center. In fact, staffers can use their ID cards in the same way for the eateries. We had a separate community Sportspass that gave us access to all sporting events for the current price of $95 ($85 for staffers.) I would think that it gives the university insight into what events the students & community are attending. The door attendants use hand-held devices to swipe your card, eliminating the paper ticket (good ‘green’ practice.)

  137. d1島 June 10, 2009 11:42 am


    I would hope that anyone who is relying on his generosity, would reimburse Rich2176 at the earliest opportunity for his payment of the UNLV tickets.
    The guy is paying $200.00 to fly to LV to pick-up the tickets to save us ~$5 per ticket of handling fee. To me, it’s a no-brainer…even if you no like party with us at Genji’s on the 20th, make some kind of arrangements to get the $ to him then and pay the guy back.

    ’nuff said. (jus’ borrowing dat one, al)

  138. Kazz June 10, 2009 11:43 am


    June 10th, 2009 at 11:36 am
    As Jason points out, UH gives *significantly* discounted tickets to students without any Athletic Fee. I think last season they even gave free bus service to Aloha Stadium from the Manoa campus for students.

    The answer to student support lies deeper than MORE discounts to students.

    Of course it’s easier to have money and suggest freebies to entice “school spirit” that looking deeper into what the administration (UPPER AND LOWER CAMPUS) can do to reconnect the student body with MORE than just UH athletics, but with the school itself.

    Everything trickles down from the top.

  139. d1島 June 10, 2009 11:44 am


    I hope that early gift for the Beast works out for all down the road! 😉

  140. Stephen Tsai June 10, 2009 11:45 am

    OK, my bad. Charlie’s in town, but he hasn’t started work at UH yet .

  141. A-House June 10, 2009 11:46 am

    Speaking of the ASUH:

    During my time on campus, it was a joke. Very few students actually voted for “student officers or ASUH” – my guess is less than 1% of the student population actually voted.

    Has things changed since then? If that’s so, what does the ASUH truly represent? A tiny, very tiny “base” of the total. The greater “silent majority” may support athletics, but will not or are not prepared to voice their opinion(s).

    I say, just do it and charge the athletic fee or would that be considered undemocratic? With the fee, students can attend any event they want and can sit in a dedicated area – no assigned seats, first come gets the better seats.

    Whatdahay, very few eligible voters trun out for State and National elections so, again, we have the case of the minority(da loud ones) pushing their agenda over very little opposition – how sad!

  142. Garret June 10, 2009 11:48 am

    The best time to have imposed an Athletics fee would have been after the 2006 season. Student interest was probably the highest ever before the 2007 season, demand was highest for the 2007 season…so, trading upgraded seating for an Athletics Fee would have been easiest to pass then, especially when considering the better state of the economy back then.

    JD immediately started laying the groundwork for an Athletics fee after taking over at UH…but the demand for student tickets had to be down significantly and the economy is worse. Hopefully something can get done.

    I especially like ST’s idea of giving the students better basketball seating. If many of those tickets are just given away now, then it wouldn’t cost UH much to block out some seats for the students. Having students in a basketball arena makes a big difference in crowd noise and atmosphere.

  143. madeinhawaii June 10, 2009 11:50 am


    Duke Bainum was a Doctor before he became a politician. Finished his residency in Hawaii in the 80’s.

    Thanks… I realize that some other Universities recruit a year or more in advance.. but how different is this for us Warrior fans, eh?

    What’s nice is that it also helps promote highschool sports as well because suddenly our eyes are on the local athletes in our highschools.

    It’s all good.

  144. Garret June 10, 2009 11:51 am


    There are a lot of examples of Universities imposing Athletic Fees even after the students voted against it–for example, SDSU *twice* in the past 5 years.

  145. Garret June 10, 2009 11:55 am


    I credit Mac, Tony Tuioti, and UH’s increased recruiting budget for a lot of this early recruiting. UH still has a long way to go, but they are rapidly getting there. UH *has* to recruit early because every other school is doing so…that wasn’t the case not too long ago.

    For example, UH recently offered scholarships to Shaydon Akuna and Dustin Elisara (both were on the list of 5 players I posted above). Arizona, Arizona St., Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, and other schools had already offered them scholarships by the time UH made their offer. So, UH isn’t the first to offer recruits in Hawaii even with a Junior Day and the other recruiting advances UH has made.

  146. Jason June 10, 2009 12:01 pm

    A-House: No changes here. Less than 10% of the student population votes. Here’s a snapshot of the last election:


    Only 739 students voted on the athletics fee poll. Not too bad if it’s a random sample, but this was NOT the case. This vote was available to all students, and I’m betting the results are skewed towards a certain population of students that will tend to be against athletics fees. If ASUH wants legitimate results, they need to either poll a majority of the student population, or conduct a truly random study.


  147. madeinhawaii June 10, 2009 12:02 pm


    I suppose a lot of it depends on a needs assessment and with the current Defense and Offense situation, that could really change after the first month of the season. I think they’ll have a better assessment of strengths and weaknesses for the next few seasons in early October.

    But is sure is good to see the coaches building bridges with athletes in advance, even if no scholarship has been extended to them, yet.

  148. madeinhawaii June 10, 2009 12:04 pm


    Shoots you should make your own poll at the next football game.. just ask them at the student section.

  149. Jason June 10, 2009 12:13 pm

    That will be just as skewed in the opposite direction. As much as I’m in support for such a fee, that would not be legit. It needs to be a truly encompassing study or a truly random study.

    I really have a problem with that poll because it is a poll, not a referendum. If it were a referendum that ASUH is obligated to follow, then I’d have no problem with their opposition. But this is a poll, and apparently a biased one. ASUH should not base its decision on a biased poll. Then again, I think it’s pretty clear they were against the fee from the beginning.

  150. Garret June 10, 2009 12:14 pm

    Feature article on Colt. Excellent quotes from Colt, but they are long so I won’t post them here.

    Colt Brennan won over Redskins fans with his play last year in the preseason, and though he remains a project and the third quarterback on Washington’s depth chart, the former Hawaii star has set his sights on another big preseason.

    Brennan said as he gets more comfortable in the system, he is learning to strike a balance between playing his own style and being successful in the offense.

  151. Stephen Tsai June 10, 2009 12:16 pm

    I suggested student seats for all of the areas that are now freebie zones.

  152. Garret June 10, 2009 12:17 pm


    When ASUH canceled meeting after meeting with JD, that let you know what their position was. When they opposed an Athletics Fee because they claimed that the benefits of the Athletics Fee hadn’t been explained to them by the Athletic Department, but then kept canceling meeting scheduled with JD, their position was clear.

    This is like the “scientific” research that the tobacco companies sponsored for years that concluded that smoking wasn’t harmful. ASUH wasn’t interested in a true poll of UH’s students…they just wanted something that supported their position.

  153. Garret June 10, 2009 12:18 pm

    I suggested student seats for all of the areas that are now freebie zones.


    I think that is a great idea and it is something I hadn’t seen suggested before. That would be a great way to give the students something without costing the Athletic Department money.

  154. Jason June 10, 2009 12:19 pm

    Garret: Bingo.

  155. da princess' classmate June 10, 2009 12:19 pm

    interesting to c what spangler’s gonna do.

  156. (Jesse)James June 10, 2009 12:20 pm

    A-House…when I was at UH, it was the same way…Mark Takai was ASUH President at the time…but interest and turnout for ASUH elections and other UH polls/functions etc was dismal….

  157. Rich2176 June 10, 2009 12:23 pm

    Garret – What’s ever going to be easiest for you. Just email me and let me know so I know how many tickets to bring. (I don’t know how often I’m going to be able to read the blog the next week or so.)

    BG was on to something…I’m getting 200+ tix. Airfare ($196), rental car ($50), and parking at Bob Hope Airport ($20) is $266. Donating my time to the Tsaikos….priceless. Some folks sent an extra few $$ last time for my travel expenses. It was very much appreciated but not necessary.

  158. d1島 June 10, 2009 12:23 pm


    The biggest topic of interest back then was, “Who’s idea was Marshmallow-Head Man?” 😆

  159. d1島 June 10, 2009 12:25 pm

    ….and the big mystery was, “How come you never see M-H Man and Mark Takai at the same time?” 😯

  160. madeinhawaii June 10, 2009 12:29 pm


    Yes, it would be equally skewed and would blatantly point out the problem with the previous poll. The question then is, Does ASUH really represent the interests of the student body or have they become to cliquish and should be disbanded and a new election held?

  161. madeinhawaii June 10, 2009 12:31 pm

    During which process, UH Admin could impose the activity fee to help defray the costs of a re-election, eh? 😉

  162. BG June 10, 2009 12:31 pm

    d1…you too funny!!! Hey Mark…if you reading from the sandbox..you know we’re just kidding!!! Right???

  163. A-House June 10, 2009 12:33 pm

    Jason & J(J):

    If that’s the case, now and before, I say “just do it”!! Heck, like many before, we all paid the fee. Ours was $15 per year, but then, it was a lot of money. Heck, tuition was $85 per semester. I worked all summer to make enough $$ to cover tuition, books, room ‘n board for a year.

    Implement a $25 – $50 annual fee with free pass into any UH sporitng event. No free bus rides and no “preferred” seats for the students.

    Like ST said, put them into the “freebie” seating area and let them yell their hearts out.

  164. (Jesse)James June 10, 2009 12:36 pm

    d1…ha ha ha…I still tease Mark Takai about that….and I remember as a student, I was in the student section which had just been moved to the North End Zone…when they brought out marshmallow head man out, we cheered like we liked him so that he would come out further and to our section…then we pelted him with rolled up paper, cups, ice, etc….priceless…MWAHAHAHAHAHHA

  165. Diogenes Sinope June 10, 2009 12:40 pm

    When I attended UH in the early 50’s, the ASUH elections were a joke – less than 5% of the student body voted. Looks as if things haven’t changed much since then.

    Perhaps the Administration should take the position that there is a huge deficit that requires moneys from a student body who pays less than most state universities charge for tuition.

    In short, just make an activities card part of the requisite fees like airlines charge for food, baggage or government charges for its services through taxation

  166. marshmallowhead June 10, 2009 12:41 pm


    So was YOU!

  167. madeinhawaii June 10, 2009 12:42 pm

    dagnab it.. forgot to remove my wife’s website on that post.. LOL

  168. d1島 June 10, 2009 12:42 pm

    BG and (J)J,

    Dat buggah is still around someplace…I remember the band brought ’em out a few years back for one Homecoming show….hilarious! 😆


  169. Stephen Tsai June 10, 2009 12:48 pm

    I remember ASUH having poor turnouts. Well, except when Agnes Macadangdang ran. She was way better looking than her name might indicate.

  170. A-House June 10, 2009 12:49 pm

    Diogenes Sinope:

    Guess, we can objectively say that very little, if anything, has changed in the past 50+ years regarding the student body’s view of election participation for ASUH.

    I aagree with you that it can be included in the “tuition charge” and break it out to the Athletic Dept if they are not going to charge a separate athletic fee. I’d rather see a separate athletic fee charge – greater transparency.

  171. A-House June 10, 2009 12:52 pm

    Is someone saying that the ASUH student body President was Marshmellow Head.

    We did not much care for it!! Sorry K Mark, but it was a really junk mascot!

    Was this before or after Ghost Busters?

  172. SteveM June 10, 2009 12:54 pm

    June 10th, 2009 at 9:27 am
    RE: TIX
    …..so all I ask for in return is a green bottle or two at Genji’s….

    Awright–no fighting or setting up secret tabs… I have noticed regular Genji patrons place cash into a provided glass on their table. The waitress will take appropriate payment for food and drink from that glass as they go. (In the old days we used to just put the cash on the table–but it gets wet, food stains, etc.). I will ask Tina to put a BIG glass on Rich’s table. 🙂

  173. Stephen Tsai June 10, 2009 1:05 pm

    Know what we need to do? We need to get the 2002 volleyball banner that’s hidden in Rich Sheriff’s office.

  174. Stephen Tsai June 10, 2009 1:08 pm

    This is interesting:

    By Chadd Cripe

    Quarterback-turned-wide receiver Drew Hawkins has left the Boise State football program because of a history of concussions, Boise State announced Wednesday.

    Hawkins sustained his latest concussion in a recreational softball game, according to the press release. Hawkins, the son of former Boise State coach Dan Hawkins, was slated to move to receiver this fall after spending his redshirt year at quarterback.

    Hawkins is one of seven walk-ons who were on the spring roster and have left the team. The others are tight end Josh Hill, running back Stephen Gabbard, linebacker Alex Ruben, defensive lineman Jake Densley, long snapper Anthony D’Mato and wide receiver Tim Ruben.

    The loss of Hawkins means the Broncos only have two quarterbacks on the roster who have taken a snap in a college practice — sophomore starter Kellen Moore and junior backup Mike Coughlin. True freshmen Mike Tamburo and Joe Southwick will compete for the third-string job.

  175. Jason June 10, 2009 1:08 pm

    Students’ biggest complaint is that tuition, fees, and the cost of books are up — which is a legitimate concern. I still say that UH is a bargain, especially if you are paying resident tuition. Still, I can understand the complaint — here are the fees from the 2008-09 school year (and how they’ve increased in my four years at UH):

    Studnt Govt UG Fee: $5.00
    Studnt Brdcst Media Fee: $3.00
    Studnt Ctr Ops & Rec Fee: $97.00 ($40.00 in 2005-06, $45.00 in 2006-07, $71.00 in 2007-08)
    Studnt Ctr Prog Fee: $15.00
    Studnt Health Ctr Fee: $28.00 in Spr 09 ($17.50 in Fall 05-Fall 09)
    Studnt Publication Fee: $13.00
    Studnt Activity Fee SAPFB: $2.70
    Tui Res UG: $2,976.00 ($1,752 in 2005-06, $2,160 in 2006-07, $2,568 in 2007-08)

    General UG resident tuition goes up to $3,384 in 2009-10, $3,792 in 2010-11, and $4,200 in 2011-12. Non-resident tuition will be $9,408 in 2009-10, $10,512 in 2010-11, and $11,616 in 2011-12, up from $8,304 in 2008-09.

    (BTW, the free bus service to games at Aloha Stadium — I believe that was paid for by the Chancellor’s Office, not the Athletics Department.)

  176. Kazz June 10, 2009 1:20 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    June 10th, 2009 at 1:05 pm
    Know what we need to do? We need to get the 2002 volleyball banner that’s hidden in Rich Sheriff’s office.


    I’m listening….

    What kind of time are we possibly looking at facing if we’re caught?


  177. ai-ee-soos June 10, 2009 1:25 pm

    Hope President Greenwood and Chancellor Hinshaw can work well together.

  178. madeinhawaii June 10, 2009 1:29 pm


    If you and ST get caught, I can see ST talking with the officer in charge… “You see, I saw this suspicious guy coming out of Rich’s office with this bundle under his arm…”

  179. Stephen Tsai June 10, 2009 1:29 pm

    Kazz: No. 177.
    Isn’t that like stealing marijuana? Is it a crime to steal something that’s not legal?

  180. Ralph June 10, 2009 1:29 pm

    Kazz you should post that question to mr. c but if you take him along, you might not get busted, and we all can celebrate together

  181. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 10, 2009 1:30 pm


    #173 – Rich2176’s money is NO GOOD at Genji’s on the 20th.


  182. Stephen Tsai June 10, 2009 1:31 pm

    Re: Fees.
    Tuition might be a bargain here, compared to other places, but since UH is the only state university, and given we’re on an island, there is a monopolistic situation.

  183. madeinhawaii June 10, 2009 1:32 pm


    Got UH Hilo and West Oahu College, no?

  184. Stephen Tsai June 10, 2009 1:32 pm

    It’s interesting that ASUH is allowed to shoot down a student-fee proposal.
    Is ASUH also empowered to shoot down future tuition hikes?

  185. A-House June 10, 2009 1:34 pm


    I agree that UH has one of the lowest tuition in the country for residents and NON-RESIDENTS. How many schools charge only $9,408 out-of-state tuition fees? Is $20-30,000 sound more familiar for some West Coast schools?

    Hawaii residents going to the mainland are faced with much higher out-of-state tuition plus the cost of clothing ( in colder areas ) and air-fare unless he/she attends a school that will grant “in-state-tuition” fees.

    With the economic downturn, it appears more and more students are staying home for college. Understand their predicament. Somewhere in the near future, this may also affect recruiting Hawaii players as more and more schools are feeling the pinch – including some BCS schools. Did someone post, not to long ago, that out-of-state recruit scholarship is based on a “non-resident” fee basis?

  186. Stephen Tsai June 10, 2009 1:34 pm

    M.R.C. Greenwood?
    Sounds like a member of the Steel Curtain defense.

  187. madeinhawaii June 10, 2009 1:35 pm

    and Doesn’t HCC actually offer a Bachelor’s program, now?

  188. Stephen Tsai June 10, 2009 1:35 pm

    Yep, and West Coast residents can get a further discount through the WUE program in which the would pay only 1.5 times the tuition that Hawai‘i residents pay.

  189. Stephen Tsai June 10, 2009 1:37 pm

    West Oahu and Hilo are part of the UH system.

  190. g-nalo June 10, 2009 1:40 pm

    Happy birthday Bulla!

    Best wishes to Mrs. Koakane!

    howzit all Tsaiko’s………..here, there, and everywhere.

    • Hire the guy who owns Blazin’ Steaks as the financial officer. Anybody who can turn a profit with $6 steak plates needs to be on the staff.

    of all the good ideas that caught my attention………………….. 🙂

  191. madeinhawaii June 10, 2009 1:44 pm

    But the tuition at UH Hilo and WCC aren’t the same are they? If not, in a sense, applicants have a choice? Similar to other States? Albeit, a very limited one.

  192. A-House June 10, 2009 1:50 pm


    Is the WUE reciprocal for Hawaii students on the West Coast for “state” college or university?

    However, the diversity comes where the “in-state-tuition” on the West Coast is much higher than Hawaii.

    ai-ee-soos: are you anouncing that Greenwood was selected as the next UH President?

  193. Stephen Tsai June 10, 2009 1:51 pm

    She’s the next UH president.

  194. Stephen Tsai June 10, 2009 1:55 pm

    I think it’s reciprocal with certain schools, not all West Coast schools.

  195. Jason June 10, 2009 1:56 pm

    A-House: It’s called HA Breaking News. 😀

  196. Kazz June 10, 2009 1:57 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    June 10th, 2009 at 1:29 pm
    Kazz: No. 177.
    Isn’t that like stealing marijuana? Is it a crime to steal something that’s not legal?

    No… BUT! You can get busted for holding something “illegal”.

    In this case I think we’d be doing Rich Sheriff a favor by taking that item out of his possession! 😆

    We need to do this during a game at the Stanley.

    Jason can plan the whole thing.

    I think we need Chawan and Koakane to create distractions. Koakane to distract security to the beer line and Chawan to distract the NFA and the ushers to the student section.

    W-Doc can pull Rich Sheriff aside to create the 3rd distraction.

    Then ST is free and clear. 😎

  197. Stephen Tsai June 10, 2009 1:58 pm

    OK, as long as don’t steal beer.

  198. Kazz June 10, 2009 2:03 pm


    Can UH President M.R.C. Greenwood be on the Warrior Beat Show?

    I’d like to BOMBARD her with questions on her stance of the relation of athletics with regards to academics.

    Or how much does she view UH athletics as a vital part of the university.

  199. ai-ee-soos June 10, 2009 2:09 pm

    A-House: Re #193.

    Yes, Greenwood’s selection was posted on HA at about 12:40 p.m., and

    updated at 1:28 p.m.

    I guess most everybody was busy yakking away on this blog and didn’t notice.

    My concern is that both of these strong-willed women can work together.

  200. Kazz June 10, 2009 2:12 pm

    Koakane wouldn’t steal beer.

    The distraction would be the workers preventing him from purchasing more than one at a time. 😆

  201. Ralph June 10, 2009 2:13 pm

    Oakland Raiders football 101: Zone Blocking info

  202. A-House June 10, 2009 2:14 pm


    me busy at work so no can go check the HA breaking news – heck, I don’t even know how to access that site!!!

    but, me take your word!

  203. Kazz June 10, 2009 2:15 pm

    “Yakking away”?

    On a blog? NO! THAT’S OBSURD!!!! 😎

  204. A-House June 10, 2009 2:24 pm


    Would it be tougher if it was 2 strong willed men?

    On the other hand, know what you mean when 2 women are hard headed.

  205. (Jesse)James June 10, 2009 2:24 pm

    Jason…true…but like u said, UH students are getting a bargain…I believe a typical in state tuition for universities in California are around $9000….compared to them at least, UH is a steal.

  206. Ralph June 10, 2009 2:27 pm

    A House are you inferring that Midori and Mrs. A House are hard headed?

  207. Ralph June 10, 2009 2:28 pm

    UC and Cal State system are not on the WUE programs!

  208. Kazz June 10, 2009 2:29 pm


    June 10th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Would it be tougher if it was 2 strong willed men?

    On the other hand, know what you mean when 2 women are hard headed.

    Woah! I staying away from dis one! 😆

  209. (Jesse)James June 10, 2009 2:30 pm

    Ummmm….Hawaii also has HPU, Chaminade, and BYUH right????

  210. Ralph June 10, 2009 2:34 pm

    did McDonald get drafted?

  211. Ralph June 10, 2009 2:40 pm

    Sanchez gets a $50 million, 5 year deal….i hope the jets win a few games the next 5 years…

  212. Jason June 10, 2009 2:48 pm

    Ralph: No, Kevin Macdonald was not drafted today. One more day tomorrow.

  213. Ralph June 10, 2009 2:51 pm

    tomorrow’s draft rounds are 30+, not much money for a college ball player….looks like he’ll be back…

  214. Ralph June 10, 2009 2:53 pm

    i can see vinnie and wetmore signing….spangler is a later draft choice than Kolten and the money wasn’t there for the 16th round so he ought to come back….

  215. MeiLing June 10, 2009 2:54 pm

    Off-football topic, but a Tsaiko topic:

    I need advice from the experts out there. Where is the cheapest place to buy beer? I just need a 12- to 20-pack of cheap beer to set up my slug traps. Evidently, they like fresh beeru. No green bottles for those slug-a-bugs. Mahalo!

  216. Ralph June 10, 2009 2:59 pm

    MeiLing give Koakane a 20 pack and chopsticks…he’ll be more effective picking up the slugs while enjoying your beeru.

  217. Cindy C June 10, 2009 3:00 pm

    Happy, Happy Birthday to Bulla! You are still young, you know.

    My heart goes out to the Bainum ohana and friends.

    Mrs. Koakane, wishing you all the best and for quick recovery.

  218. J-Dog June 10, 2009 3:06 pm

    I hope spanky spangler comes back.

  219. MeiLing June 10, 2009 3:08 pm


    Great suggestion! I’ll keep a pair of hashi in the garden to pick up the slugs. No need to get gloves or fingers slimy. But, Koakane in the garden w/ beeru…nah…

    Remember Pabst Blue Ribbon beer? That used to be one of the cheapies.

  220. wafan June 10, 2009 3:14 pm

    Koakane . . .

    Your okole must be tough! Look what you did your Mrs. Koakane’s knees. Dang, brutal.

    Get well soon, Mrs. Koakane!!! Next time use da slippah or yardstick.

  221. Ralph June 10, 2009 3:16 pm

    Greenwood’s statement on her appointment as the next UH president:

    Kazz now you can officially e mail her with your questions…..

  222. Ralph June 10, 2009 3:19 pm

    Wafan lifting him off the floor was harder on her knees, she should have just left him in place and let him enjoy the stars…doesn’t rain to often in Pearl City…

  223. wafan June 10, 2009 3:26 pm

    Ralph . . .

    Just depends where you are in Pearl City.

    Letting Koakane lie there staring at the stars might be kind of dangerous — at least turn him on his side.

  224. Diogenes Sinope June 10, 2009 3:26 pm

    I dunno – I thought marshmallow head was kinda cute but then, I always liked cartoons!

  225. Kazz June 10, 2009 3:28 pm

    UH Mānoa News

    Statement from Dr. M.R.C. Greenwood on her appointment as president of the University of Hawaii.

    University of Hawaii
    Contact: Carolyn Tanaka, (808) 956-9803
    External Affairs & University Relations
    Posted: June 10, 2009

    I am honored to be selected as the next president of the University of Hawaii. I know, and appreciate, how vitally important the University is to the State of Hawaii.
    I want to thank the Regents of the University of Hawaii for entrusting me with the presidency. I also want to thank the search committee for their work and the many individuals who took the time to meet with me as well as all of you who provided information and comments to the process. I am proud and very pleased to be joining such a fine institution, one that is and will continue to be, a vital resource to the State of Hawaii, the Asia-Pacific region and the worldwide community.

    I will commit my full attention to ensuring that the hard work already done by those before me, especially that of President McClain and his system team, the campus chancellors, and many others will be honored as important building blocks for the future. I believe that the University of Hawaii deserves great recognition for its exceptional innovations, and the quality of its programs. I look forward to working with colleagues throughout the University system to further develop that voice. I also believe that working together as a well coordinated system positions the University of Hawaii to contribute national leadership in the continuum of education from its earliest stages to its most advanced levels. This means that we must all be proud of and support each campus and at the same time bask in the reflection of the whole. We must commit to developing collaborative communications strategies working with multiple partners in Hawaii, and elsewhere, to insure that we appreciate the perspective of those who would help us, but who are not yet familiar with what modern universities do as an engine for economic and cultural success.

    These are trying times for the nation’s economy and for the State of Hawaii. In such times, the great challenge is to deal effectively with the immediate and pressing problems before us, while at the same time remembering that educating citizens and producing new knowledge is the “seed” of our society. To safeguard Hawaii’s future, adaptable and resilient strategies are critical. With an integrated and adaptable system of higher education Hawaii can overcome our current difficulties, create new knowledge, processes and components for our future innovation, businesses and jobs. Through education, research, and community involvement, the University of Hawaii will continue to help assure Hawaii’s prosperity.

    There is no greater public mission than ensuring access and success in higher education and we must steadfastly protect and work for the fulfillment of this mission, including furthering the University’s unique responsibilities to the indigenous people of Hawaii and to Hawaii’s indigenous language and culture. We must communicate our missions in a meaningful and sensitive manner to constituents and join together in compassionate, resilient and accountable ways.

    I know that I have much to learn about Hawaii and its rich cultural and linguistic heritage. I believe that to succeed in the future one must appreciate the lessons and values of the past. Honoring the University’s past while encouraging the present and the future to flower is a formidable and honorable calling. Where better than the University of Hawaii to insure that these lessons are learned? I bring to you my pledge to work as hard as I can to lead the University and to earn the trust and confidence of the people of Hawaii. You have my personal commitment to work with the Board of Regents with a singularity of purpose and to the success of our common endeavor.

    Again, I am humbly grateful for this opportunity to serve the Board of Regents, the faculty, the staff, the alumni and friends, the State of Hawaii and, most directly, the fine students, young people and budding professionals who come to the University of Hawaii to learn and grow.

    Thank you.

  226. wafan June 10, 2009 3:29 pm

    Well, Greenwood is the new president. When i see her initials it always reminds me of MC Hammer.

    Was that website real or was it a faux site? Kind of, um, different.

  227. Kazz June 10, 2009 3:34 pm


    You mean that “cult” site Made pointed out a few weeks ago?

    Looked out-dated from their “events” listing.

    Two things, she’s quietly CREEPY and off-beat or she must have p*ssed someone off to an extreme to mock her like that.

    Needless to say, the process in which she was given the position and her past indiscretions are MORE than enough to make me and a lot of people un-easy.

  228. Bulla June 10, 2009 3:35 pm

    d1 #140 post

    we shall see, a long season ahead for everyone and we will see when the dust settles. the beast is getting his strength back, sort of….875 lb leg press for 5 sets of 6 is pretty good at this stage of the game. still recovering from the high ankle sprain he got in the Cal Poly Post Season game for the FCS Championship Quarterfinals.

    luckily, he is helping with all of the Weber State Football Camps, reffing at the 7-7 HS pass leagues, going to class, training, eating, resting and watching game films….so he’s staying busy.

    Hawaii recruits for WSU leave 6-20-09 so he’ll be showing them the ropes. 87 days and counting for University of Wyoming, and 94 days and counting for Colorado State….so the clock is ticking….

    mahalo to everyone for the bday wishes….special day for me, but every day is special with friends like you guys, mahalo for putting up with me 🙂

  229. Kekoa June 10, 2009 3:46 pm

    Oh great, do we have to struggle thru the sequel? Is this going to be another Drama Queen story of us vs the administration? I hope not.

  230. d1島 June 10, 2009 3:53 pm

    he is helping with all of the Weber State Football Camps, reffing at the 7-7 HS pass leagues

    Yikes! That’s gotta be a slotback’s nightmare! What munchkin is gonna argue a call by the Beast?


  231. Kekoa June 10, 2009 4:08 pm

    D-1 ~ If they’re smart, they’ll bow and address him as “Sensei!”

  232. d1島 June 10, 2009 4:08 pm

    Pauoa Boy,

    repeat after me….

    “You have the right to remain…..” 🙄


  233. wafan June 10, 2009 4:10 pm

    Well, now that she is in Hawai’i I suppose there are two things to do . . . show support and learn about her.

    Some of the letters to the editors giving their support from various institutions kind of reminded me of my buddies in Texas who urged me to vote for Bush the Redux. We will find out soon enough.

  234. d1島 June 10, 2009 4:11 pm


    ….and no fo’get to take off shoes wen coming inside “MY HOUSE”!

  235. wafan June 10, 2009 4:18 pm

    I would like to be there to witness the action when the snot-nosed kid who thinks he is owed everything walks up to the Beast, mouths off, pokes him the chest and then wakes up on the sidelines.


  236. Pride. June 10, 2009 4:18 pm

    “This means that we must all be proud of and support each campus and at the same time bask in the reflection of the whole.”

    Wow, that’s very impressive. I never learned to write like that in my Creative Writing class thirty years ago.

  237. Pride. June 10, 2009 4:24 pm

    There is no greater public mission than ensuring access and success in higher education and we must steadfastly protect and work for the fulfillment of this mission, including furthering the University’s unique responsibilities to the indigenous people of Hawaii and to Hawaii’s indigenous language and culture. We must communicate our missions in a meaningful and sensitive manner to constituents and join together in compassionate, resilient and accountable ways.

    The indigenous people of Hawai’i are so lucky to have one more missionary come to our land.

  238. Pride. June 10, 2009 4:31 pm

    Nah Ms. Greenwood just joking. Good luck.

  239. BG June 10, 2009 4:31 pm

    Pride #240 LOL !!!!!!!!

  240. d1島 June 10, 2009 4:34 pm


    😆 😀 😈

  241. wafan June 10, 2009 4:35 pm

    Yale constantly sings Bulla’s praises.

  242. JuJu June 10, 2009 4:38 pm

    Hey Tsaikos, sorry so late, but a very big mahalo for all the bday wishes. Sorry so belated; I was off-isle and thus off-line!

  243. Stephen Tsai June 10, 2009 5:08 pm

    Hey, great workouts today.
    Lotta DBs, all of the receivers and QBs, of course, and some linebackers.

  244. madeinhawaii June 10, 2009 5:08 pm

    Does HPU have an activity fee? BYU? Chaminade?
    How about UH Hilo?

  245. Rich2176 June 10, 2009 5:08 pm

    JuJu – Must be nice to have been someplace with no access to the electronic world. My phone died two weeks ago, so I broke down and got a Blackberry. Now, I get emails 24/7, plus full net access. I miss the quiet times.

  246. koakane™ June 10, 2009 5:20 pm

    greeting tsai-ko’s on this late afternoon. again thanks for the prayers and thoughts for my wife who underwent surgery this morning. doctors say it went well and she is recovering now. still drowsy from the medication she is resting. will let her know latter of :mrgreen: your many good thoughts for her safe and speedy recovery. mahalo to all my warriors/wahines, darkside, wessai and pink family. you guys are the bestest

  247. Long Time UH Fan June 10, 2009 5:40 pm

    Happy Birthday to the Eastman B’s—Bulla and the Beast!

    And many more to come!

  248. Long Time UH Fan June 10, 2009 5:41 pm

    Best wishes to Mrs. Koakane for a full and speedy recovery!

  249. Pomai June 10, 2009 5:55 pm

    Koakane prayers for you and your wife, complete healing.

  250. Ralph June 10, 2009 6:02 pm

    Wishing you a speedy recovery mrs. koakane….now that he is retiring you can put away your apron and let him do all the house chores, cooking and cleaning, just sit back and rest your knees.

  251. Ralph June 10, 2009 6:08 pm

    congratulations to Kaufmann and Sheppard in qualifying for the high jump finals at the NCAA championships…

  252. Rich2176 June 10, 2009 6:17 pm

    Koakane – didn’t hear what happened to your wife, but wishing her a painless and speedy recovery.

  253. madeinhawaii June 10, 2009 6:25 pm

    Koakane.. thanks for taking the time out to update us on your wife’s condition. It’s good to know that the surgery went well. We look to forward to hearing about her remarkable recovery. Don’t forget to rest up some and look after your health while she’s recovering, too.

  254. FloridaTed June 10, 2009 6:31 pm


    Give my best whishes to your wife for a quick recovery.

  255. Kazz June 10, 2009 6:41 pm

    You know…

    Back in April, we had the Warrior Bowl and the time of the kick off was effected by the repair work being done to the roof and the lights. Back then they had half of the Mauka sideline roof off and half of the North end zone roof off… It’s now JUNE and it’s basically the SAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Let’s see it’s been about two months since they started and football kickoff is about two months away and only less than 50% of the stadium is being worked on!!!

    HURRY UP!!!

    UNLESS!!! The state is being cheap again and only repairing those sections as they had the most amount of “wear and tear” to them. Kinda like what they did with the incompletion of the orange seats… 🙄

  256. Ralph June 10, 2009 6:56 pm

    Kazz if they hurry up and finish they become unemployed union workers without new projects….its like “milking the clock”

  257. madeinhawaii June 10, 2009 7:01 pm

    They must have heard that the stadium was designed to ‘move’ into different configurations. So, while one guy is holding the bulb, I think the rest are looking for the switch to make the Stadium go around in circles.

  258. Kazz (blkberry_storm) June 10, 2009 7:21 pm


    June 10th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    They must have heard that the stadium was designed to ‘move’ into different configurations. So, while one guy is holding the bulb, I think the rest are looking for the switch to make the Stadium go around in circles.

    GOOD ONE!!!!! 😆

  259. Garret June 10, 2009 7:26 pm


    I sent you an e-mail. I hope that my way of thanking you is worth something someday…

  260. Garret June 10, 2009 7:28 pm

    Congratulations to Gerard Lewis–af2 Player of the Week.

    With his outstanding performance in this past weekend’s victory, the af2 awarded Amarillo Dusters defensive back Gerard Lewis Defensive Player of the Week.

    Lewis, 24 (5/21/1985), was involved in 9 tackles versus Rio Grande Valley, along with a forced fumble, a pass breakup, and a game-high 2 interceptions. His last interception as the game clincher. With Rio Grande Valley attempting to tie the game with less than 30 seconds to play, Lewis stepped in the way for his second interception of the night. He returned the pick 14 yards for a touchdown to seal the win for the Dusters.

    “Everyone [on defense] did something on Gerard’s final interception,” noted Dusters head coach Ben Bennett. “Gerard went to the right spot, stepped in and made a play. We have emphasized all season long, if our players do what we tell them to do, and where they are supposed to be, they will have an opportunity to make plays like Gerard.”

    Lewis is now tied for the team lead in interceptions (3), pass breakups (7), and ranks second on the Dusters in tackles (33).

  261. Garret June 10, 2009 7:31 pm

    With the glowing reports after each day of training camp before this, and with the news that the Bears and Dolphins sent scouts to watch their practices, it is really sad to hear that RGM had to sit out BC’s practice today due to a hamstring injury. A hamstring injury cost him a shot last year to make the Texans and Bears, and the timing of this injury is really bad for his NFL chances…

    Watching: Jason Arakgi (hip), Jonathan Pierre-Etienne (shoulder), Gary Butler (shoulder), Emmanuel Marc (hamstring), Ryan Grice-Mullen (hamstring).

  262. Garret June 10, 2009 7:32 pm

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

    There is a new element in the periodic table! I remember having to memorize the periodic table in Physical Science class during my freshman year in high school…now they apparently have added 6 elements to the table, with the last one unknown.

  263. Garret June 10, 2009 7:33 pm

    Duke Engineering students figured out a way to take advantage of the accelerometers in cell phones to create an application that lets users write short notes in the air with their phone and have the message automatically sent to an e-mail address! I look forward to using this with my phone soon.

  264. Garret June 10, 2009 7:33 pm

    The Army ordered its bases to stop blocking Twitter, Facebook and Flickr.

  265. Garret June 10, 2009 7:33 pm

    No wonder there has been an increase in shark attack incidents in Australia…Google Maps shows just how close this shark is to the shore, extremely close to where the surfers are.

  266. Garret June 10, 2009 7:34 pm

    Israeli woman threw out an old mattress…and then found out that her mother’s $1 million life savings were hidden inside of that mattress!

  267. Garret June 10, 2009 7:34 pm

    Free play links pau.

  268. oldie June 10, 2009 7:44 pm

    Someone mentioned the 2001 BYU-Hawaii game earlier. I have copy of the game in it’s entirety courtesy of Dim Sum (always lurking, never posts).

    If any one of you Tsaikos want a copy of the game, I’ll make a DVD copy and mail to you (no charge). Just pm me at hoherb at yahoo dot com with your mailing address, and I’ll get it out to you as soon as I can.

  269. Garret June 10, 2009 9:07 pm

    It looks like USC’s top choice for their new basketball coach is someone that ST had a photo of on this blog very recently.

    USC has not yet asked Pittsburgh for official permission to speak to basketball coach Jamie Dixon, according to sources.

    Dixon is considered the top choice to replace Tim Floyd, who resigned Tuesday. Sources said USC started the process of contacting Dixon last week but wanted to wait until Floyd’s situation was resolved. Dixon, a San Fernando Valley native, is a natural choice although his Pitt contract is believed to contain a buyout worth more than $1 million.

  270. Momo June 10, 2009 9:12 pm

    Yesterday was my last day of work for the state after 50 years of service. Today it was kind of a funny feeling that every thing came to an end. It was a great joy and sad now that every thing is ended. I guess I will miss the kids I worked or helped… So if you out there need my help, let me know for I really do not know how to not do anything….

  271. Day Spa Brisbane June 10, 2009 9:15 pm

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  272. Diogenes Sinope June 10, 2009 9:17 pm

    So glad to hear that Mrs. Koakane is recovering well. Best wishes to her and her clan.

  273. Svetkka June 10, 2009 9:17 pm

    Отлично!!! Вместо книги на ночь.

  274. Kekoa June 10, 2009 9:39 pm

    Svetkka ~ What are you talking about? Что, или кто ты говоришь!

  275. SteveM June 10, 2009 9:41 pm

    Shucks…no report from jm2375 today yet. Probably too much to see and do in Skagway and getting into the routine of shipboard life at night… 🙂

  276. whitey June 10, 2009 9:42 pm

    momo, congratulations on a great career. pls let me know when you will be on maui, so we can go do some “yard work” in the field and have a small muu call.

  277. madeinhawaii June 10, 2009 9:48 pm

    50 years! Wow.. people don’t stay married that long!

    Congratulations, that is proud accomplisment.


  278. Buy Cheap Nanny Camera June 10, 2009 10:00 pm

    This is quite good, thanks. It’s gonna be very useful for many.

  279. MeiLing June 10, 2009 10:03 pm


    Good to hear that Mrs. KK is doing ok after surgery.


    Congratulations on retiring! There’s a lot to do in the community gardens, unfortunately, hydroponics are not allowed. The City pays for the water. I could use some advice about getting rid of slugs…no poisons. Anyone have advice on finding cheap beeru, please? Serious! These slugs don’t like leftover beer. I just don’t drink the stuff. Well, maybe a Guiness once in a while, but that’s more like fuud. Help!

  280. al ™ June 10, 2009 10:06 pm

    momo…..good work and dedication to a long career of giving of yourself for the benefit of others. now you can show up for cattle calls.

  281. al ™ June 10, 2009 10:08 pm

    momo….word of caution.
    should you visit maui make sure..

    one, bring our wife
    two, don’t have a late night muu call.

    otherwise, you leave yourself open to the influences of whitey’s darkside tours. (unless you want to go along).

  282. Pauoa Boy June 10, 2009 10:11 pm


    June 10th, 2009 at 4:08 pm
    Pauoa Boy,

    repeat after me….

    “You have the right to remain…..”


    Don’t even get me started on this BS! I don’t know why we’re playing frikkin patty-cake, patty-cake with these guys, but I guess it’s the new “change” going on. Frikkin pisses me off! Somebody needs to learn quick, fast, and in a hurry how to get there head out of where the sun don’t shine. I guess these are the decisions you gotta live by though when you have someone with no clue, no background, no experience, trying to play Mr. Nice Guy! 👿

  283. whitey June 10, 2009 10:19 pm

    al, i changing my image and “evil” ways.

  284. al ™ June 10, 2009 10:27 pm

    and the sun ain’t gonna shine anymore.

  285. SteveM June 10, 2009 10:29 pm

    June 10th, 2009 at 10:19 pm
    al, i changing my image and “evil” ways

    Why? your old image and ways were OK… 😎

  286. al ™ June 10, 2009 10:34 pm

    stevem….your statement only applies during the day.

  287. whitey June 10, 2009 10:41 pm

    going out at night is ok cause no can get skin cancer from uv rays.

  288. whitey June 10, 2009 10:48 pm

    got to figure out some way to capture one of the many deer that is in my yard at night, so can bring the meat to tsaiko t gate this fb season. right now, they more smart than me.

  289. SteveM June 10, 2009 11:10 pm

    al ™:
    June 10th, 2009 at 10:34 pm
    stevem….your statement only applies during the day

    Hmmm… having walked the dockside darkside in Norfolk, Yorktown, Newport News, Philly, Oakland, Manila, Hong Kong, Guam… I think nothing wrong with whitey at night… 🙂

  290. al ™ June 10, 2009 11:37 pm

    i’m telling peaches.

  291. Kekoa June 10, 2009 11:49 pm

    Whitey ~ Easiest way to bring deer in to your yard is to put out a salt lick. It actually is healthy for them, and they crave it in the Spring.

    How you going kill ’em? Lead slippah should work. Axe A-Sports if can borrow.

  292. Kekoa June 10, 2009 11:51 pm

    Whitey ~ You making me ono for deer steaks! Tender cuts of sirloin marianated in a Teriyaki honey-pinapple mix…Mmm…Mmm…Mmmmm!

  293. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 10, 2009 11:55 pm


    Momo- we’ll look forward to your next visit to Kauai!
    Congrats and God Bless and CU soon on dat side!

    Nitey Nite!

  294. al ™ June 10, 2009 11:55 pm

    awww. poor bambi.

  295. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 10, 2009 11:58 pm

    bambi ribs are yummy!

  296. midnight June 11, 2009 12:00 am

    Happy Birthday Bulla!

  297. HiFlyer June 11, 2009 12:03 am


  298. Jason June 11, 2009 12:04 am

    Ends up we were eating deer chili one time at church, only no one knew it. When we found out, the girls all went hysterical. Meanwhile, I thought, “Ah, no wonder the meat is so lean.” Was ‘ono! 😀

  299. wafan June 11, 2009 2:56 am

    Good morning to all!

  300. wafan June 11, 2009 2:58 am

    Congratulations, Momo! 50 years in education. You have seen a lot of changes; yet so many things have stayed the same.

    Enjoy your deserved time off!

  301. βρεω808 June 11, 2009 4:22 am


  302. βρεω808 June 11, 2009 4:25 am

    ~~•~ 😀 ★ ★ ★ 😆 Congratulations..&..Mahalo..Momo!!! 😆 ★ ★ ★ 😀 ~•~~

    Enjoy your well-deserved, retirement! Now you and Mrs. Momo can travel more and attend all Tsaiko Tailgates! 😀

  303. βρεω808 June 11, 2009 4:30 am

    Sending my best wishes and prayers to Mrs. Koakane for a full and speedy recovery! 😀

    I’m certain that you’ll recover from this surgery much quicker than you will having to deal w/ KK as a full-time day/night problem partner! 😆

    ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀

  304. βρεω808 June 11, 2009 4:35 am

    Everyone have a terrific Kamehameha Day!!! 😀

    I gotto go crack the whip and make my usual trouble…. 😈

  305. d1島 June 11, 2009 4:43 am

    Great Morning All!

    Congratulations Momo on your well-deserved retirement.

  306. d1島 June 11, 2009 4:57 am

    Early Hi Ho this morning.

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!

  307. Garret June 11, 2009 5:31 am


    Congratulations on your retirement…at least for the year that you have to not work for the state until they can hire you back. I’m sure that you will be busy with your grandchildren, golfing, and other activities…and your San Diego grandchildren ask about you all the time so hopefully you can visit here soon!

  308. Garret June 11, 2009 5:32 am

    Minnesota’s head coach has an official blog and he is doing some “fuzzy math” to boost his coaching record.

    While some of you might think head football Gophers coach Tim Brewster has an all-time record of 8-17 — his mark in two seasons at Minnesota, which was his first-ever head coaching gig at the college level — the Brew Crew Report is here to set the record straight. The official blog of Tim Brewster will have you know that he has a coaching record of 113-61-1 all-time, a mark that apparently would include time he spent as something other than the head coach at various other career stops.

    Can you, um, really do that? We suppose. Though it seems a little bit like Tommie Aaron saying he and his brother Hank combined for 768 career home runs.

  309. Garret June 11, 2009 5:33 am

    If La Tech gets a few more transfers like this to add to their excellent recruiting classes, the WAC will definitely have another strong team and will get more respect.

    The bright lights of Hollywood and old Rocky Top have dimmed for a more mature Ahmad Paige, who made the decision this week to transfer from Tennessee to Louisiana Tech.

    Paige, a four-star recruit and the ninth best wide receiver in the country out of Sterlington High School in 2007, visited Southern Cal, Florida, Georgia and Florida State before deciding on Tennessee. A coaching change from Phillip Fulmer to Lane Kiffin, however, spurred a change of heart this spring.

    “The SEC is a great conference with most of the best players, but once you’ve been there and done that, it doesn’t seem like as big a deal,” Paige said on Tuesday. “The things I want to accomplish, I can do right here at Louisiana Tech.”

  310. Olennka June 11, 2009 5:54 am

    Действительно полезный пост, спасибо.

  311. djmitcho June 11, 2009 5:59 am

    Good Morning All! Have a good day!

  312. Momo June 11, 2009 6:42 am

    This is what I teach my adult ed class…For slugs, the best is to use slug pellets. But I see you can not use chemicals. The next best is to trench your garden plot to about two or three inch deep and line the trench with foil. On the botton of the trench, use table salst and line the trench with the salt…the slugs will cross the trench and kill them self when they get salted.

    Whitey…My next trip to will be on the week end of Aug 8. It is the week of the Kula bon dance and I honor my mom and dad and do my yearly visit at that time…But invite me any time for your golf and I will be there with your group…As they said I am free now.

    Thank you to the others who made my day with the kind words and best whiches….

  313. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 11, 2009 7:11 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  314. Panda Licorice Comfits June 11, 2009 7:27 am

    Hi Stephen

    You are doing great job. Keep it up buddy. I gotta go crack the whip..

  315. MeiLing June 11, 2009 7:59 am


    Mahalo for the slug salt trench idea. I’ll see if I can find something non-permeable to contain the salt even if it gets watered. I didn’t think salt was good for the soil.

    A garden supply store was selling copper strips that causes a chemical reaction that slugs don’t like. I thought I’d lay down pennies… :))

    Congratulations to the UH BaseBows & HS students who were drafted for baseball!

  316. RV Sheets Queen June 11, 2009 8:05 am

    Fascinating. Thanks for informing me of this. This is very useful.

  317. C rM June 11, 2009 8:12 am

    good morning tsaikos,
    anyone working other than me on this holiday?
    check you out later.

  318. MeiLing June 11, 2009 8:20 am

    Mr C (dat you, C rM?),

    I’m working in the garden today.

    Esme & whoosh…

  319. Colomaohana June 11, 2009 8:21 am

    #320….are you bored today?

    And the answer is NO…


    Good Morning, Tsai-ko Ohana!

  320. Diogenes Sinope June 11, 2009 9:09 am

    Trouble with ST’s suggestions is that they makes sense!

    As they make sense, it will never get adopted!

    Good morning Hawaii!

  321. madeinhawaii June 11, 2009 10:05 am


    Colorado State University Did a Beer Tasting test. The numbers below show the popularity. The Higher the Number the higher the ranking. Bud’s Kingsbury Malt Beverage was the outright winner.

    Bud Light .89
    Budweiser 1.00
    Coors .56
    Coors Light .79
    Fort Collins CO tap water .06
    Gallo Pink Chablis .09
    Kingsbury Malt Beverage 1.14
    Michelob 1.04
    Miller .68
    Miller Lite .57
    Old Milwaukee .81
    Schaefer .69
    Sugar-water and yeast .57

    Who participated in the tests, you ask?

    Why… slugs, of course!

    Get those shallow bottom dishes for plastic planting pots and fill with beer. The next morning you will have tons of dead or really drunk slugs.


  322. Nonfault claims June 13, 2009 9:41 pm

    Bulla i really missing you. Many many happy returns of the day i will prey to god for your great success in life. You plz continue as you did so far..

  323. Руслан Гаврилов July 4, 2009 3:16 pm

    Очень забавные мысли, хорошо рассказано, все просто таки разложено по полкам 🙂

  324. Иван Иванов July 9, 2009 7:47 am

    Без особого преувеличения можно точно сказать, что пост тему раскрыл на все 100 процентов. 🙂

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