A very happy birthday for Colt

Colt Brennan threw the go-ahead 33-yard touchdown pass to Jason Goode to lead the Redskins to a 13-10 victory over the New York Jets.
Today also is Brennan’s 25th birthday.

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The Warriors received one point in The Associated Press’ poll.

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• Nate Nasca moved from right slotback to right wideout today. He looked impressive, filling in for Malcolm Lane.
• Cameron Allen-Jones continues to impress as the defensive right end. Starter John Fonoti (hamstring) and Elliott Purcell (strained left elbow) did not practice today.
• The biggest drama was when an Advertiser photographer backed his car into a light post outside the grass practice field. He tried to drive away, but was stopped by a UH official. Campus security was called, and a report was filed. The driver and the car are fine. The pole is day-to-day.

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There was extra pressure on Dan “The Iceman” Kelly yesterday.
Coach Greg McMackin scheduled a “pool day,” abbreviating practice by an hour. But to dismiss practice, Kelly had to kick a field-goal from 53 yards. In previous years, a missed kick meant extending practice. This time, the players were told that they could go to the pool whatever the outcome. But if Kelly missed, he would have to run “gassers.” Kelly converted the field goal — barely. The kick struck the crossbar and bounced over.

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Brett Symonds, a 5-foot-9, 147-pound kicker from The Iceman’s hometown of Temecula, Calif., has earned the nickname of “Ice Cube.”


  1. WarriorFan August 16, 2008 6:43 am

    HAUOLI LA HANAU, COLT!!!!!!!!! Aloha Kakahiaka Stephen and all tsaikos in tsaikoland!

  2. 99club August 16, 2008 6:48 am

    Happy B-day Colt!

  3. whitey August 16, 2008 6:50 am


  4. Jay August 16, 2008 6:50 am

    Happy Birthday Colt!

    Go get ’em Rausch!

  5. whitey August 16, 2008 6:53 am

    Good morning Tsaikos here and all around the world. Warriors are starting to get together as a team. Will lurk after this to find out how practice went today.

  6. tom mui August 16, 2008 7:07 am

    Happy birthday Colt!

    Good morning Tsaikos (r) wherever you are!

  7. NYUH August 16, 2008 7:09 am


    With Jake Heun out of the picture for the foreseeable future, are any lineman being groomed as backup fullback-types?

  8. Maverick August 16, 2008 7:17 am

    Happy Birrrf-day Colt.
    I’m gonna make a call to the right person, and have the cheerleaders “Pom Pom” your Okole 25 times. Plus a few extra for good measure.

    Advice from the Elder – Stay 25 as long as you can.

    Good luck today – Keep the good mana flowing

  9. d1島 August 16, 2008 7:18 am

    Happy Birthday Colt!
    You cotinue to make Hawaii proud!

    btw, Top Ten!

  10. curveball August 16, 2008 7:19 am

    Happy B-Day #5…………see you all at practice..

  11. d1島 August 16, 2008 7:19 am


    Great Morning All!

  12. brew808 August 16, 2008 7:22 am

    😆 ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ 🙄 ~•~ Happy Birthday Colt!!! ~•~ 🙄 ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ 😆

    BTW – It’s Madonna’s birthday too – #50!

    ~•~ 😯 8) 😀 ~•~ Good Morning Tsaikos and Warrior Nation!!! ~•~ 😀 8) 😯 ~•~

  13. d1島 August 16, 2008 7:22 am

    Real busy day today.

    You folks have fun at practice; will peak in for reports.

    Looking forward to seeing whoever turns out for KKall tonight.

  14. lava August 16, 2008 7:25 am

    Colt, happy birthday. Please tell Jim Zorn that Lava said you should be starting at quarterback for the Skins. I apologize in advance if he looks at you like a crazy man and makes you run a few laps.

    Go Warriors.

  15. KapoleiWarrior August 16, 2008 7:39 am

    Finally! My Florida and Oregon St. tickets came yesterday!! Anybody else get theirs?

  16. WarriorMojo August 16, 2008 7:41 am

    #16 for Mr. Rausch. Good luck, Colt!

  17. BayAreaKamaaina August 16, 2008 7:41 am

    Happy B-day Colt!!!

    Keep up the great work….Good luck tonight!!!

  18. gigi-hawaii © August 16, 2008 7:44 am

    I was 25 once — back when dinosaurs ruled the earth.

  19. Da Punchbowl Kid August 16, 2008 7:45 am

    nynteent! Happy Birfday Colt!!!

  20. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2008 7:46 am

    I don’t think Jake Heun will be playing in the near future.
    He has a herniated disc.

  21. gigi-hawaii © August 16, 2008 7:49 am

    Sheesh! So many injuries and the season has even begun, yet.

  22. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2008 7:49 am

    So why does everyone marvel about Spain’s unity. Didn’t Gasol play in the NBA?
    And what’s with all of that flopping?
    I mean, even if you’re hit, are you gonna fall over?

  23. Maverick August 16, 2008 7:50 am

    We thought you went A.W.O.L. with a walk-a-bout in the Vegas desert.

    Marie & I are hoping all is well on your end.

  24. gigi-hawaii © August 16, 2008 7:51 am

    oooo, I forgot about the basketball game! Hubby is recording it as he sleeps in.

  25. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2008 7:51 am

    I’m hoping they’ll scrimmage today, but I figure they might wait to do that at the stadium.

  26. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2008 7:54 am

    OK, one last query:
    Announcer said Dwight Howard shouldn’t have swatted the shot because it had no chance of going in. If it had no chance of going in, why is it a goal tend?

  27. gigi-hawaii © August 16, 2008 7:56 am

    What the heck, ST? We know who won. Yay!

  28. Maverick August 16, 2008 7:56 am

    Seems the sooner they get the scrimmage over, the better.

  29. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2008 7:56 am

    And how can Carmelo Anthony be called for a two-shot foul on a MADE free throw?

  30. Maverick August 16, 2008 7:59 am

    What’s the recovery period for a hang nail on the toe,?- assuming he had it taken care of.

    O.K. call me naive, but I never had one ( yet)

  31. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2008 7:59 am

    Hey, little things lead to bigger things.

  32. gigi-hawaii © August 16, 2008 8:01 am

    I always thought ST missed his calling in life. He should’ve been a referee!

  33. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2008 8:02 am

    If they surgically removed the toenail it would have been a three-day recovery, I’m told.
    But he’s sucking it up, and they’re going to let the toenail fall off naturally.
    I don’t think the toenail affected his loss in the finals of the hot-potato game.

  34. gigi-hawaii © August 16, 2008 8:03 am

    Is it against the rules to cut an opening in one’s shoe to alleviate pressure on one’s hang nail?
    I think if that were permissible, Alexander could play.

  35. brew808 August 16, 2008 8:05 am

    Hmmmmm…. Do “ice cubes” develop into “ice men”? …in Hawaii? …with the warming climate?…without air-conditioning? …and how long does it take? 😀 😯 😆

  36. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2008 8:06 am

    I’ll tell you, when I used to cover basketball, some of the WAC teams had the whiniest fans. Instead of cheering for their team, all you’d hear was: “C’mon, ref, call it both ways.” Over and over. And the home team used to have like a three-to-one advantage in free throws.
    After UH lost to UNLV in the NIT, Riley let me go into the locker room. He opened by telling his players: “It’s not your fault. You got hosed.”
    Then in the postgame news conference, he didn’t blame the refs.

  37. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2008 8:07 am

    Uh, Gigi, even if it were within the rules, football players don’t wear open-toed shoes. They’re not from Spain. (Hey, they started it with the eye gestures.)

  38. Maverick August 16, 2008 8:08 am

    I was fortunate as a kid to attend a Harlem Globetrotters game. I knew who would win before the start, but was exciting to watch.

    Just like team USA B-Ball.

  39. gigi-hawaii © August 16, 2008 8:08 am

    ST, can’t a coach be fined or suspended for criticizing the refs?

  40. Rabidfanman August 16, 2008 8:09 am

    Master insider:

    Whats the latest on Graunke? I haven’t heard any mention of him lately.

    Happy Birthday Colt. And best of everything for you!

  41. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2008 8:10 am

    And I bet you ducked when they threw the bucket of confetti.

  42. Maverick August 16, 2008 8:10 am

    If we had atleast a trio of ice kickers, the group could be all called “On the Rocks”

  43. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2008 8:13 am

    My guess is that Graunke doesn’t play this year.
    Then again, what do I know? I picked Sony Betamax over VHS. Who knew back in the 80s that something like Blockbuster Video would make it big?

  44. chawan_cut August 16, 2008 8:13 am

    man, i thought wac refs sucked.
    fiba refs are worse.

  45. Pomai August 16, 2008 8:13 am

    ST do they have info on when Heun will be able to go again?

  46. Maverick August 16, 2008 8:14 am

    Bucket of Confetti-

    Geese Ausbie with the bucket.
    Meadowlark lemon – Captain
    Curly Neal – Co Captain with the shiny ball
    Before they made them into animation on Saturday morning cartoons.

    Still have my original program from that game somewhere stashed.
    Was around ’71, I believe

  47. brew808 August 16, 2008 8:14 am

    #57 long snapper Jake Ingram = “ice dispenser”? 😯 😀

  48. Stretch August 16, 2008 8:16 am

    ST – I hope you already left for practice or else I will be there before you!!

  49. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2008 8:16 am

    I’ve heard various reports, but no official word on the timetable for Heun’s return.
    UH might not need a powerback, anyway. And if depth becomes a problem, Pilares, in an emergency, can move back.

  50. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2008 8:17 am

    Hey, Brew, that’s a funny line.

  51. chawan_cut August 16, 2008 8:17 am

    i still think what both spain’s bball and tennis teams with the “slant eye” pictures were totally uncalled for. i’m amazed that the chinese government has censored that out of their media. that would cause a crazy uproar of protest. i hope both those teams lose.

  52. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2008 8:18 am

    I’m still annoyed that Hawai‘i never got the Globetrotters’ A team. I never heard of some of the ones that used to come here. They definitely weren’t the crew that got stranded on Gilligan’s Island.

  53. Maverick August 16, 2008 8:19 am

    Good one Brew –
    Ice Dispenser
    That could also be directed to the parents.

  54. Pauoa Boy August 16, 2008 8:21 am

    Good morning gang…

    Happy Birthday Bruddah Colt…good luck today!

    NYUH – I think Pepa was used as a big RB when he first got to UH. Maybe he could fill in for Heun, but remember Farmer is still back there too.

  55. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2008 8:21 am

    Easy kicks are, what, ice chips?

  56. chawan_cut August 16, 2008 8:21 am

    we didn’t even get the team that played ball with scooby doo and shaggy.

  57. gigi-hawaii © August 16, 2008 8:21 am

    haha. I remember hubby taking me to a Harlem Globetrotters game at the Blaisdell back when we were dating. Was fun and exciting to watch.

  58. Pauoa Boy August 16, 2008 8:21 am

    Nice to see the Iceman “Got Leg”

  59. brew808 August 16, 2008 8:22 am

    The other day I complained about the difficulty finding ferd’s column. He’s now right there on the main page above Lee C. How come we can’t get the The Warrior Beat link in a more prominent and accessible spot? Oh… maybe it’s the picture? 😀 😯 😆

  60. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2008 8:22 am

    OK, I’m off to practice. If I’m more than 30 minutes late, I have to pay SJ and Stretch overtime for taking notes.

  61. koakane™ August 16, 2008 8:22 am

    good morning tsaiko country and especially the maui chaptah…. kinda up early this sat eh guys 😀

    hippo birdy two ewe’s to da colt :mrgreen: good luck today

    eh tsaiman you at practice or blogging somewhere nea by? :p

    today looking like with will be anoddah great day/night in paradise. yep d1 see yous and da mrs l8tas.

    btw shout out to bulla and mrs on beast bio put out by Wstate. sure more accolades it will be added as his career there gets started.

    one cup of koke den I go esme whoooooooooooooooooosh

  62. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2008 8:23 am

    Hey, Gigi, it was known as the HIC when you and Hubby were dating.

  63. Pauoa Boy August 16, 2008 8:24 am

    Didn’t Maui born Cedric Ceballos used to play for the Harlem Globetrotters too…

  64. djmitcho August 16, 2008 8:24 am

    Happy Birthday CB5!!!

  65. Maverick August 16, 2008 8:25 am

    We were sitting on the higher level for the Trotters game, too far away for the confetti trick. This was at the old Denver Auditorium. Used to be the home of the Denver Rockets (B-ball) and Denver Spurs( Hockey). and the annual Stockyard days. Simple and fun.
    We attended the Pespi Center last year for a nuggets game, just to watch Carmelo and Iverson play. I still prefer the past years.

  66. gigi-hawaii © August 16, 2008 8:25 am

    hmmm Gotta google when Neal Blaisdell died. The name changed when that happened…

  67. brew808 August 16, 2008 8:26 am

    … a game winning FG is of course…. “shave ice w/ ice cream, azuki beans, and extra syrup!” … cool and SWEET! 😀 😯 😆

  68. FloridaTed August 16, 2008 8:29 am

    Morning, Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister,

    ( I’ll bring this over from the tail of the last blog):

    Just finished reading your story on Rausch, excellent insight, especially the part about both parents crying, that was a nice touch.

    One thing is for certain, your eye for talent can never be challenged. Way back you’ve dropped some of your cryptic hints to keep an eye on Rausch, but we all kind of overlooked that and then, during traing camp, it didn’t appear that he would beat out Funaki and Alexander.

    Off course, with all the information we have now, everything is in focus and makes sense. Still, looking at his rise within one week, he really must have the ‘ IT ‘ factor and considering his overall lack of ‘real’ game experience, a ton of talent to boot.

    I think he is the fastest of all the QB’s we’ve had, as far as I can remember, with the lights coming on and understanding the offense. Without that he would never have been made the starter so surprisingly soon. It still boggles my mind how he ascended from insecure and discouraged to confident gun slinger and offensive leader in a week. How big his upside must be.

    Off course, he has a brutal test to start his career, but if he’s able to hold his own against our defense, while playing behind an unfinished O-Line, I sure have a great feeling for the swamp. How good can he become? Nobody knows, but all things considered, the outlook is quite exciting.

    Now, over the next couple of weeks, we should be able to solidify the O-Line and we will bring a formidable team to the swamp geckos. My hope and believe went up a few notches again.

    Happy Birthday, Coltster, beat the Favre. Have a great NFL career, you deserve it.

  69. koakane™ August 16, 2008 8:32 am

    lets give some more aloha to the bball team repping Hawaii nei on da continent.

    Waipio Major’s, Mid Pacific American Legion and Pearl City Seniors bballers still battling in pool play.

    Hilo who has made it to their world series.


  70. brew808 August 16, 2008 8:32 am

    Suggestion for ajoe & Stretchtapa designed, “Kinesio Tape” 😀 8) 😆

  71. bb August 16, 2008 8:34 am

    dan kelly’s home=ice box

    dan kelly’s medicine for soreness=icy hot

    dan kelly’s with a shaved head=shaved ice

    upset reaction at a missed 20 yd FG or extra point by dan kelly=”you ain’t no iceman you’re vanilla ice”

  72. gigi-hawaii © August 16, 2008 8:34 am

    Mayor Neal Blaisdell died in 1975. Mayor Fasi renamed the HIC to Blaisdell Center. Hubby and I began dating in 1979.

    So depending on when the name change took place, I might have watched the Harlem Globetrotters at Blaisdell Arena.

  73. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 16, 2008 8:37 am

    ALoha Kakahiaka, Ka Kou!


    Dan Kelly and gang = Ice Pack

  74. brew808 August 16, 2008 8:42 am

    Liz – Got Tix? Check 7/30 comments…. 8) 🙄 😀

  75. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 16, 2008 8:56 am

    brew- just woke up (phone rang)… will go to the PO and let you know.

  76. Stretch August 16, 2008 9:03 am

    got to practice a little while ago and as ALWAYS, ST is not here yet. I hope he drives fast because with 6 zebras around, it looks like there will be a scrimmage this sun shiny morning.

  77. Hawaiiroller August 16, 2008 9:05 am

    Good morning Tsaikos. 🙂

    Happy birthday Colt. Have a great 4th quarter.

    What, no one saw the Globetrotters at the Civic Auditorium?

  78. BG August 16, 2008 9:06 am

    ALOHA TO #5 OF THE REDSKINS 😀 Nothing you do surprises your friends in Hawaii. Everything you do has our support.


  79. BG August 16, 2008 9:10 am

    Good Morning all Tsaikos

    Getting ready and will head out soon to the Aloha Ceremony for the 29th Brigade at Aloha Stadium. Maybe I’ll see Rob25 in the expected large crowd.


  80. jm2375 August 16, 2008 9:14 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Happy Birthday Colt!! From a long-time Skins fan – geevum!!

    Looking forward to reports from practice today.

  81. POHS August 16, 2008 9:14 am

    todays REDSKIN game can be watched online at http://www.channelsurfing.net/

  82. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 16, 2008 9:18 am

    And Audio Streaming of the Redskins game is here:

  83. oldie August 16, 2008 9:20 am

    The HIC opened in the mid 1960s. I believe the first event was Tom Moffatt’s Show of Stars, where Mid-Pac’s Sharon Komata became the very first Miss K-POI Can’t remember who the featured stars were. Wow! That was a long time ago.

    Happy Birthday, Colton! Good luck today against Favre and gang.

  84. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 16, 2008 9:22 am

    I love this poll:

    What do you most want to see in Saturday night’s game against the Jets?

    No injuries!
    Passing offense is crisp, effective
    Defense shuts down Brett Favre
    Defense forces a couple turnovers
    Simple: I want to see a win
    Run game stays powerful

    Total Votes: 9596

  85. oldie August 16, 2008 9:35 am

    Hi, LizK!

    I just got a hand-me-down old iPhone from my son. He just got the 3G version.

    Myabe you can help me. With Safari, it seems that to refresh, you have to get to the top of this blog. Then after refreshing you have to scroll all the way down to see the new entries. Is there any other way?

  86. Loa August 16, 2008 9:40 am

    morning gang!

    Happy Birthday Colt!

    “ice cube” and “ice dispenser” – 😆

    have fun at the K call tonight

  87. jm2375 August 16, 2008 9:42 am

    Hi Liz! Hi oldie! Looks like everyone else is at practice. Shall we do an esme and bounce on the couch in the playhouse?

  88. Bulla August 16, 2008 9:43 am


    mahalo for the props for the beast; he is so excited, could the dad be more excited than him? the vote is still out on that one haha.

    gotta get supplies for the kcall tonight….whew, gonna be EPIC, i feel it.

    have a good day to all da Tsaikos, Happy Happy Bday to Colt…get one midori margarita waiting for you on Young Street, but you gotta ask Rob25 for permission……and ID

  89. oldie August 16, 2008 9:48 am

    Hi jm2375!

    Looks like LizK already did an Esme on us.

    Hope the team gets in a good practice today.

  90. conor August 16, 2008 9:53 am

    I will be in Giants Stadium in t-minus 2 hours to see Colt play for the first time!

  91. ryen August 16, 2008 9:58 am


  92. brew808 August 16, 2008 10:01 am

    oldie – I don’t have an iPhone 🙁 , but using Safari on my Macbook, you can press command+arrow to quickly scroll. 😀

  93. Garret August 16, 2008 10:11 am

    Happy Birthday Colt!

  94. Garret August 16, 2008 10:13 am

    Brent Rausch’s hometown paper has an article on him today. They just used ST’s story (he has the byline for the article) but I think they added a few words in the first sentence.

    Desert Chapel High School graduate Brent Rausch officially was named the No. 1 quarterback Friday by the University of Hawaii.

  95. Garret August 16, 2008 10:15 am

    Pretty cool that Brent already made this list from a Michigan paper.

    Today’s topic: 18 offensive sleepers

    There’s no order to this list either. But these are 18 guys that you may not know about yet that you will almost certainly hear about before this season is over.

    11. Brent Rausch, QB, Hawai’i: It was a three-man race for the Hawai’i QB job in the spring, replacing Colt Brennan, and Rausch wasn’t even amongst that group. He’s officially the guy now, though, and that status automatically makes him a big numbers candidate.

  96. Addahknowsports© August 16, 2008 10:16 am


    A Beautiful Saturday Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    Happy Birthday, Colt!

  97. Hawaiiroller August 16, 2008 10:17 am

    I will be in Giants Stadium in t-minus 2 hours to see Colt play for the first time!

    Good for you conor. Hope you get to see him shine. Enjoy. 🙂

  98. Loa August 16, 2008 10:18 am

    POHS & Liz – thanks for the links

    el guapo – thanks for the ESPNU heads up on the PC Juniors

  99. GRM August 16, 2008 10:20 am

    Happy Birthday Colt. Good luck in your game with the Jets. We here in Hawaii are always pulling for you!

  100. Addahknowsports© August 16, 2008 10:21 am

    Hi Loa-

    Are you planning to come to any Tsaiko events this year?

  101. BowsForever August 16, 2008 10:22 am

    Happy birthday, Colt!

  102. brew808 August 16, 2008 10:28 am

    Good Morning Addahknowsports©!!! Wow – kind of a sleepy-head. What time zone are you in…. the ST time zone (aka – late!)!?!

    Eh – wea da pitchas! 😀 😯 😆

  103. oldie August 16, 2008 10:30 am


    Thanks for the hint on Safari, but I don’t know if there’s such a thing as command+arrow on the iPhone.

  104. Kekoa August 16, 2008 10:31 am

    conor ~ When you get to the stadium, pull the *coltster* aside and tell him his Hanai Tsaiko Ohana wishes him a Hauoli La Hanau and a great ball game today.

  105. madeinhawaii August 16, 2008 10:36 am

    What a “Rausch!”, eh?

    Brent will have six weeks and three great games to prepare for the WAC opener against San Jose State. SIX weeks is a good block of time to get really comfortable at the helm and lead Hawaii for a WAC Title repeat.

    Hopefully our Warriors will get back their injured A-players by the WAC opener. If that happens, Hawaii could run the table in the conference and that, alone, would make for an oustanding season.

    Happy B-day Colt.

    Warriors IMUA!

  106. Addahknowsports© August 16, 2008 10:36 am

    Morning Brew *yawn*

    Yeah, sleepy-head fits this am. Slept just past 3:00

    btw, I’m in the warm zone 🙂

    I’ll be back to chit chat in a little bit. Gotta run a-joe up to practice since he missed the “Stretch Limo” this morning. I’m not the only one still rubbing their eyes.

    I want to see the Redskins game, but got to do stuff. Maybe I’ll meet up with them later.

  107. Jason August 16, 2008 10:39 am

    Happy birthday, Colt! Some day, I will be 25 … 😉

    oldie: I don’t know of any other way on my iTouch. Annoying, yeah?

  108. addahknowjoe August 16, 2008 10:41 am


    Do you realize today is the oldest that you’ve ever been in your entire life?

    Unreal, yeah?

    Happy Birfdey, little buddy.

  109. Loa August 16, 2008 10:41 am

    Hey Asports!

    hmmmm, one of these days but don’t want to commit and have to pull a jojo
    since i’m camera shy maybe gotta start small with one pauhana eis
    at least i get steel toe shoes just in case the lead foot comes out, hehe
    acutally i’ve been very fortunate to meet some of the gang over the last couple months

  110. oldie August 16, 2008 10:48 am


    If you can’t find a better way, then I’m sure there isn’t one.

    Wish the techs would put a button at the top of the blog that takes you to the bottom of the blog. That would solve this problem.

    Son says I look nuts scrolling to the bottom after every refresh.

  111. Kelli August 16, 2008 11:03 am

    Happy birthday, Colt!

    Our birthdays are three days apart and we’re both Leos — ROAR!

  112. Ralph August 16, 2008 11:06 am

    bighilofan2 take several deep breaths..Ferd Lewis has an article regarding a delay in completion of the Cooke Field bidding process, the UH may back to square one and may need to redo the bidding after the contractors license issue is clarified…

  113. not far away anymore August 16, 2008 11:07 am

    Happy Birthday Colt! Good luck in your game today.

  114. Ralph August 16, 2008 11:07 am

    Happy Birthday Colt…..

  115. Jason August 16, 2008 11:08 am

    oldie: Yeah, I know what you mean.

    I’m headed out now, so I wanted to repost this from last night:

    To the Tsai-kos:

    As both the NFL and college football seasons are starting soon, will you please consider joining the Yahoo! Fantasy Sports Pro Football and College Pick’em leagues that I have created for the Tsai-kos. This is just for fun — it costs nothing — although I will provide a small prize to each of the winners. Instructions are below:

    Pro Football Pick’em

    In order to join the group, just go to Pro Football Pick’em, click the “Sign Up” button (or “Create or Join Group” if you are a returning user). From there, follow the path to join an existing private group and when prompted, enter the following information…

    Group ID#: 26219
    Password: tsaiko

    College Pick’em

    In order to join the group, just go to College Football Pick’em, click the “Sign Up” button (or “Create or Join Group” if you are a returning user). From there, follow the path to join an existing private group and when prompted, enter the following information…

    Group ID#: 13429
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  116. al August 16, 2008 11:16 am

    first date in 1979?
    didn’t you say, it was also hubby’s first date ever?
    that means he was ten years older than jason is now?

  117. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 16, 2008 11:16 am

    Tickets are us!
    Both Florida and Oregon tix arrived today.

  118. al August 16, 2008 11:17 am

    tickets are us? is that a new adult toy store?

  119. Hawaiianbod August 16, 2008 11:18 am

    *yawn* Good Morning Tsaikos!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY COLT!!!</b? Kick some ARSE tonight!! REPRESENT!!!

  120. Hawaiianbod August 16, 2008 11:19 am


  121. al August 16, 2008 11:20 am

    so if one blocks a pat or fg attempt, then is it an ice cap?
    i guess i was lucky or old. i remember watching the globetrotters in the old civic auditiorium with all of their greats and a young wilt “the stilt” chamberlain.

  122. al August 16, 2008 11:21 am

    yo lizk…..does carvalho have a legit shot at being the next mayor of kauai county?

  123. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 16, 2008 11:24 am

    al- he is the heir-apparent to our late Mayor.

  124. UKU@LA August 16, 2008 11:24 am

    aloha warriors, go get’m RAUSCH! Inoke will embrace dis guy. He will get his chance. Inoke, practice hard, n remember, keep your helmut on!!
    aloha fro LA!!

    MANEO !!!

  125. Joel-Gainesville, FL August 16, 2008 11:26 am

    What’s right with this picture?


    LizKauai great blog!

    Anyone else going to the Gainesville game?
    So far LizKauai, Warriormojo, Kapoleiwarrior.

  126. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 16, 2008 11:26 am

    BTW- I sent the ticket numbers to SteveM for him to insert into the appropriate away game pages.

  127. Hawaiianbod August 16, 2008 11:28 am

    Dan Kelly’s newborn=Ice Ice Baby.

  128. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 16, 2008 11:29 am


    BigHiloFan2 and his entourage, plus alnbama. We may have extra tickets as bhf2 also bought tix direct. Just gotta see where his numbers are.

  129. Addahknowsports© August 16, 2008 11:31 am


    August 16th, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Hey Asports!

    hmmmm, one of these days but don’t want to commit and have to pull a jojo
    since i’m camera shy maybe gotta start small with one pauhana eis
    at least i get steel toe shoes just in case the lead foot comes out, hehe
    acutally i’ve been very fortunate to meet some of the gang over the last couple months

    One small pauhana EIS will get you hooked for sure. Looking forward to meeting you if that day ever arrives. 🙂 And no need worry about the leadfoot. You seem like a pretty cool guy. Although I have been known to have an accidental stomping, I’ve gotten pretty good at dodging people (from our recent trip to SF) without too many casualties. Haha.

    Have a great day!

  130. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 16, 2008 11:31 am

    Hi bod and UKU!

    Gotta take a break, bbl.

    BTW- everybody set for the “skins game? No need play by play? (4 Q)

  131. Esme August 16, 2008 11:33 am

    Howzit, gangies! Good morning (almost afternoon), ST!

    Countdown to K-call: Eight and a half hours. Meee-meeeee-meeeeeee…

    Forecast: Total mayhem. 😆

  132. Da Punchbowl Kid August 16, 2008 11:33 am

    Would Kelly’s fans be called “Ice Heads”? Ok. Bad joke. Nevermind.

  133. Hawaiianbod August 16, 2008 11:35 am

    Hi Aunty Liz! Glad you’re feeling better and already went back to work.

  134. tom mui August 16, 2008 11:37 am


    Definitely need news on how our boy is doing in the Skins game!

    Is Michelle finally getting her game back? She’s pau for the 3rd round with error free game, two birds (I think) and is now no. 16! Still think Q-School might be best for her so that she can learn the game/rules/protocol better. Depends what happens in the final round.

  135. Hawaiianbod August 16, 2008 11:38 am

    Hi Aunty Esme! Can i have your autograph tonight? Never met someone famous before.

  136. Mrs. A-House August 16, 2008 11:40 am


    Can you feel the love and support…it’s constant and neverending! Big HUG and Big KISS ! !

  137. Addahknowsports© August 16, 2008 11:44 am

    Hey Liz!

    And is Esme really putting in a cameo appearance?! My timing sucks. I’m never on the blog when you’re on. Glad I get to see you tonight. You going sing “Fiah”?

  138. tom mui August 16, 2008 12:00 pm

    DPK – sorry I missed you today at practice.

  139. Esme August 16, 2008 12:02 pm


    I gotta laff every time someone mentions “Fiah” now. Because of that day someone with the screen name “Pride.” posted on the blog that I looked “hot,” and I accused of being an impostor because the real Pride. was too much of a gentleman to ever say such a thing … and then it turned out to be really our Prideperiod, just making a joke about that song title. 😯

    So now I will never be able to sing that song with a straight face.

    Oog, Pride., sorry if I made you blush just now. 😳 😆

  140. Esme August 16, 2008 12:05 pm

    Hawaiianbod! You call me “aunty” again and I’m putting you in the doghouse with Ralph. 😆

    I not famous, unless you count the dubious honor of having the practice of dropping in and out of this blog quickly named after me. 😆

  141. Committed Road Warrior August 16, 2008 12:06 pm

    Nice to hear some of you have gotten your Florida and/or Oregon State tickets already, but I assume most of you reside on the rock. 🙂

    Maybe I’ll get mine on Monday (for those who reside on the west coast). Hoping for that.

  142. Esme August 16, 2008 12:06 pm

    *yelling for homey to bring the bolo knife … just in case …*

  143. Loa August 16, 2008 12:20 pm

    2008 Junior League World Series Championships
    on ESPNU
    Top 4th, HI at bat, man on first and second, one out
    Hilo, HI – 2
    Curacao -2

  144. Hawaiiroller August 16, 2008 12:23 pm


    Michelle finished with 3 birdies and no bogeys. But, needs to finish in first or second to avoid Q-school.

    She is sure looking like her old self…almost. 🙂

  145. Kekoa August 16, 2008 12:23 pm

    Esme ~ Remember, Pride is learning how to play the bass. If he gets that riff down for ‘Fiah’ it will be really cool to hear you two together. That was the best part of listening to you sing that song at my house. A-Joe was rockin’ out on the bass at the time, and you were “wailing mama!”

    Gulp! I may have just sealed my fate…I meant no harm about the ‘mama’ label Esme…think of it as being a reference to your hanai son, Jason.

    (Kekoa heading back into the basement of the playhouse until BG comes by to sign him out on liberty tonite)

  146. Garret August 16, 2008 12:34 pm

    Interesting that the success of a football team can increase interest in students joining the band.

    The Marching Jayhawks band, which has lagged behind other Big 12 schools in the number of students, had 239 show up for registration Friday.

    Last year, 177 musicians were in the athletic bands. Weiss has his theories for the increase.

    “Great football doesn’t hurt recruiting at all,” he said.

    The Jayhawks’ Orange Bowl victory against Virginia Tech, coupled with the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship, has led to more students who play instruments showing an interest in marching band.

    Emma Willis, an Oskaloosa senior and mellophone section leader, said it was definitely the people and the hand they played in the college athletics experience that made the sacrifice worth it.

    “We felt like we battled for those championships with them,” she said.

  147. Kazz August 16, 2008 12:36 pm

    So ST,

    Who was catching the bad attention of Coach Mack today?

    He looked and sounded P***ED when he asked Tony Tuioti to check the dude’s license to see where he was from.

  148. Garret August 16, 2008 12:37 pm

    Warrior opponent this season Washington State had a very committed offseason…I haven’t heard of this type of commitment before.

    Have to admit, though, that some Washington State seniors took me aback the other day after a walk-through at Martin Stadium. They’re in the middle of fall camp, the definition of drudgery, but it probably seems like a couple of weeks in Jamaica compared to what they did this summer.

    The Cougars, 100 or so of them, didn’t have a beer for more than six weeks. Not to belabor the WSU/drinking cliche, but this is like getting a hundred fans in Philadelphia to give up booing.

    Actually, the whole thing started in January, when the Cougars began winter conditioning under coach Paul Wulff. They had some diabolical circuit drills in their indoor facility that began to establish the peer pressure Wulff is trying to inculcate here.

    There were the usual sights — players losing breakfasts in trash cans — but there was also a grading system. Essentially, if you showed a championship effort, you got to wear a crimson jersey at the next workout. A middling performance got you a white jersey.

    A lousy showing? You wore purple. Purple, the hue of choice 300 miles west of Pullman.

    No drinking for the eight weeks of conditioning and summer school. Not just downtown or in campus hangouts, no drinking in apartments.

    “You could go to parties; you could do whatever you want,” Rowlands said. “But we were all together, so no one was going to get away with it.”

    Finally, less than two weeks from the finish line, somebody broke ranks. And the next Wednesday morning — the only regular day off from conditioning — players met on the field at 6 a.m.

    It was an emotional, soul-rending session. A dozen or so players spoke, including freshmen. Senior linebacker Greg Trent was so infuriated he was moved to tears.

    “Once that rule was broken,” said Cory Evans, a fellow linebacker, “he just went haywire.”

    They conditioned that Wednesday, and maybe the passion that flowed forth that day allowed the breach to serve a purpose.

    A couple of weeks later, summer-school grades came in. WSU players, 101 of them, pulled a combined 3.15 grade-point average.

  149. Garret August 16, 2008 12:40 pm

    Florida suspended this 5-star DT (a top-10 national recruit) from the UH game. I think that d1shima might have already posted this article, but I thought I’d highlight the DT part.

    DT Torrey Davis, a former five-star recruit out of Armwood High School in Seffner, must appear in Alachua County court after being pulled over while driving with a suspended license, according to a public records request through the county courthouse.

    Coach Urban Meyer said on Monday that recent academic problems have plagued Davis, a sophomore who hasn’t played a down during preseason camp. Davis won’t dress for the Aug. 30 season opener against Hawaii, Meyer said.

    A former top-10 national recruit in the class of 2006-07, Davis was expected to contend for a starting spot at defensive tackle heading into camp.

  150. nalo sunrise August 16, 2008 1:02 pm

    pho = fa

    Pho King (located in Wahiawa)
    What the Pho! ( not sure if in hawaii yet…definitely in WA.)

  151. whitey August 16, 2008 1:08 pm

    Happy Birthday Colt, have fun and enjoy the game.

    By the way, what time is the game?????

  152. momotaro August 16, 2008 1:11 pm

    bighilofan2 take several deep breaths..Ferd Lewis has an article regarding a delay in completion of the Cooke Field bidding process, the UH may back to square one and may need to redo the bidding after the contractors license issue is clarified…

    Yep, looks like Sadowski filed a bid protest. Now construction is delayed until the bid protest is decided (basically, indefinitely).

  153. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 1:12 pm

    Game is starting.
    Skins Kickoff

  154. Maverick August 16, 2008 1:12 pm

    Whitey –
    Wiki Wiki
    It’s game time
    NFL network

  155. brew808 August 16, 2008 1:12 pm

    whitey – Now! Try: http://www.channelsurfing.net/

  156. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 1:14 pm

    Favre is coming out to lead the 1st team.

  157. Kazz August 16, 2008 1:14 pm


    Happy Birthday to the birthday boy himself, #5 for the Washington Redskins, Colt Brennan.

  158. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 1:16 pm

    going for 4th and inches for the Jets
    Jones runs for a 1st down.

  159. FloridaTed August 16, 2008 1:17 pm


    Those 5 stars won’t do him much good right now, won’t they?

  160. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 1:18 pm

    Favre looks good. Nice mix of run and short throws.
    Favre is sacked at the 35 – Marcus Washington

  161. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 1:19 pm

    3rd and 16`in the gun

  162. Kazz August 16, 2008 1:19 pm

    Clarence T.C. Ching Field

    Is there anything else that can be said about this that hasn’t already been said?

    Basically the only way I can express this reminds me of what is left on the toilet paper after taking a “#2”.

  163. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 1:19 pm

    Westbrook runs the punt back to the 35 yd line.

  164. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 1:21 pm

    http://www.espn980.com/ is streaming audio. a couple minutes delayed from the TV.

    Does anyone need the play by play or should I just watch the game with an occasional outburst???

    Campbell QB for Skins

  165. jm2375 August 16, 2008 1:23 pm

    liz – how bout an occasional blogburst till our boy plays?

  166. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 1:23 pm

    Jets dee is strong and Wash will punt.

  167. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 1:24 pm

    jm2375- okey dokey.

  168. roadster99 August 16, 2008 1:29 pm

    Rats, wish the game was on tv. oh well, hopefully Colt will make some highlights on ESPN. Happy Birthday Colt!

  169. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 1:31 pm

    First Favre TD… nice drive.

  170. Maverick August 16, 2008 1:32 pm

    Roadster, Liz posted this earlier.
    Scroll down to the NFL logos. This is only about a 5 sec. delay. If you click on the lower link of the video screen, you can then fullscreen it.

  171. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 1:32 pm

    roadster99 – just watch the stream – see #155!

  172. Esme August 16, 2008 1:37 pm


    Happiest of birthdays to our favorite UH-quarterback-turned-‘Skins-quarterback! We’ll be sure to hoist one in your honor at the Tsaiko Karaoke Call tonight. Hauoli la hanau! :mrgreen:

  173. Maverick August 16, 2008 1:38 pm

    Dwight Lowery ( SJSU) comes in for the Jets. How would that be if Colt was going up against. Remember Dwights pick from Colt last year. I think he ran it back for a TD. Shucks, I was there at the game, but apparently buzzed from the rain and suds fogging my memory. hahah

  174. el guapo August 16, 2008 1:42 pm

    Hilo fell to Curacao 5-2 in LL Junior final, but I feel they really overachieved to make it that far.

  175. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 1:49 pm

    Skins RB Betts is on the ground… He’s in for Portis, who is out today. hmmm. Time to start putting in the young guys.
    End of 1st Q

  176. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 1:50 pm

    Way to go, HILO!
    Good Job representin’!

  177. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 1:53 pm

    “swee-zum” kicks the FG

    Jets 7
    Wash 3

  178. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 1:58 pm

    Clemens is in for Favre

  179. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 2:00 pm

    Jets punt and Wash take over around their own 45

  180. A-House August 16, 2008 2:02 pm

    Cooke Field:

    It is very disappointing that Mr. Sadowski waits until the monies are leased by the State and the “low bid” contractor is ready to go and he files a protest.

    Why didn’t he file one immediately after the bids were opened and contract awarded rather than wait until yesterday?

    Sadowski is NOT going to win many friends who support UH Athletics. I certainly will not use his company!!!!!!!!

  181. whitey August 16, 2008 2:02 pm

    LizK, Brew808, Mav, or anyone who has NFL, please keep updating the game. Me, i no more NFL channel. Thank you very much.

  182. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 2:02 pm


    Matt Terl is blogging from the game and giving injury updates as well as observations. Betts and Thomas both have knee strains.

    Collins is QB for Wash.

  183. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 2:04 pm

    whitey- did you try to get on the channel surfing link? The game is streaming.

  184. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 2:06 pm

    A-House- I totally agree. Dat “businessman” is digging himself a bachi hole.

    Jets have the ball and the lines are rotating people. Clemens is struggling and they need to punt again.

  185. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 2:07 pm

    Jets special teams made a big hit on that punt and there is a fumble and recovery.

    Collins throws a bomb and it is broken up by the cover man.

  186. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 2:08 pm

    Skins go to the ground.

    Jets have 12 men on the field.

    gllumphing around

  187. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 2:09 pm

    Collins throws to Mann for clost the a 1st down.

    Jets have an Elam on their dee. ???

  188. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 2:11 pm

    Cartwright is the running man with some results. 3rd and 5.
    Short pass to McMullin 4th and 2 Punt

  189. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 2:12 pm

    whitey- you still here?

  190. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 2:16 pm

    After a nice throw and catch, jets QB is sacked and then falls down again on the next play. ..meanwhile the announcers are holding a phone interview with Joe Namath and you can’t hear Joe Namath… LAME!!!!
    4th and 14 for the Jets. They punt.

  191. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 2:18 pm

    Wash ball. Collins is in.
    These announcers are still interviewing no one that we can hear.

  192. Maverick August 16, 2008 2:20 pm

    Liz –
    That was the Ghost of Joe Namath. lol

    Then he was ressurected.

  193. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 2:21 pm

    OK. Now we cab hear Joe while Cartwright BOLTS down the field for a huge gain (73 yds)!
    The camera in on Favre. They talk to Joe.
    1st and 10 on their 10.

    Penalty 10 yds.

    Red zone is turning pink for Wash.
    2nd and 17

  194. whitey August 16, 2008 2:21 pm

    Yup!! But more interesting what you all post as the game progresses. hahahahaaaaaahhhhh!!!!!!

  195. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 2:21 pm

    Collins takes a SHOT…
    mebbe Colt comes in

  196. Maverick August 16, 2008 2:22 pm

    Collins is down.
    Expect Devine to come in early

  197. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 2:22 pm

    Collins is up but shaky.

  198. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 2:22 pm

    3rd and 17 and Devine comes in

  199. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 2:23 pm

    Devine throws and INT

  200. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 2:23 pm

    Devine did not look at the Dee…

  201. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 2:24 pm

    Chapman is the QB for the Jets.
    Makes a nice short pass.

  202. Kazz August 16, 2008 2:24 pm

    These are just my honest opinions of practice today and if I didn’t mention certain players its because I didn’t bring my roster with me so I didn’t know some people’s #s and I didn’t want to assume who was who.

    I did not watch their drills prior to the 11-11s, BUT… I must say there is improvement from the last practice I attended a week ago. More energy out there as a unit even though our top front 4 on D will have the edge on our top 5 on the o line, still Kia looks the best on the individual drills against the d-line, Adrian Thomas looks like he is loosing confidence in himself as he does not fair very well as a part of the second o line unit and in the 1 on 1s.

    Ray Hisatake still seems like a liability at right guard as he and Keith AhSoon both got beat easily at times in the 1 on 1s. I saw AhSoon take a few snaps as the center and nothing bad and nothing outstanding at the same time. But AhSoon at guard = fine, Hisatake at guard = not sure yet.

    Is it just me or does this guy have a smaller than average torso and real long legs? When he takes snaps under center it really looks like he’s taking a knee.

    Anyway, he seems fearless in some of his throws and will not hesitate to throw a laser into coverage if he has to. He got picked off a few times today attempting to “thread the needle” down the middle and seemed to get down on himself BUT… he kept at it and was not afraid to make similar throws over and over again.

    He got a couple of nice passes for long yardage with receptions by Greg Salas and Mike Washington which drew applause from the fans in attendance.

    Doesn’t seem like Dylan Linkner will make the rotation of WRs.
    Kealoha Pilares needs to snag those balls when someone is breathing down his neck ala Greg Salas. Seems like Pilares MAY be able to catch some nifty passes during games but if a DB is right on him after the catch, the ball could come loose.
    Malcolm Lane… anyone seen him lately?
    Joe Avery has some soft hands and could very well see time as one of our WRs.
    Aaron Bain needs more time with the “first” receiving unit as I would be more comfortable at this time with him in the slot opposite of Washington than Pilares.
    Mike Washington. Should have seen more playing time in previous seasons. PERIOD.
    (that’s all I can ID today as I didn’t have my roster with me)
    Greg Salas is EVERYTHING that everyone says about him. Right now he is a ROCK on the offense.

    Vaughn Meatoga could see time in rotation, but will be VERY good for us in the seasons to come.
    Chris Leatigaga should be feared. However he needs to work on his conditioning.
    “Tua” Mahaley could emerge as a pleasant surprise at DE this year.
    CJ Allen-Jones is a work in progress. Coach Aranda was on his case during some drills that required some upper body “juking” by the d line.
    Cameron Allen-Jones seemed to get more reps today than I remember seeing or reading about.
    Joshua Leonard will be a senior this year. WE WILL MISS HIM NEXT SEASON. The guy has a true motor. If Quinten Beaver drops the weight he was asked to and develops the kind of burst Leonard has… we’ll all be saying “Who’s Glenn Dorsey again?”
    Fale Laeli was still not in pads today and so was David Veikune. Nothing seems serious for them and seems like a precautionary measure than anything.
    Rocky Savaiigaea was out there today with a massive cast on underneath his shirt. Seemed to be good spirits.
    Keala Watson is solid as usual.

    I didn’t watch this group much today so I maybe off.
    No Solomon Elimimian today.
    Adam Leonard is back in full pads but either did very little or only did warm up drills. He did not participate in the 7-7s or the 11-11s.
    Tyson Kafentzis saw some time with what looked like the “first” line defensive unit as did Brashton Satele who popped someone good today in the 11-11s (didn’t see who tho). Satele also had some great speed and timing on a few blitz packages in the 11-11s.

    Another group I did not take too much notice of.
    Miano had them working on the tip drills in which Keao Monteilh did very well at. Miano also had Steele-bo chucking some very hard passes to them and they had to catch the ball instead of swatting it down.
    Mana Silva WILL be a starting safety for us.
    Desmond Thomas was not in pads and was on the bike for most of the practice. Personally I’d feel better with E-Rob over D. Thomas in the depth chart at safety.

    What else can I say? I am a FAN of Coach Gerke. What he has been able to do with this unit is nothing short of amazing compared to the more “relaxed” style of the now departed Wes Suan.
    No doubt about it, but LWJ is Gerke’s boy and for good reason. I see the reports of LWJ around and today I either missed it or I just didn’t see any problems what so ever.
    David Farmer looks like he will be more of a legitimate threat as a RUNNING back as opposed to his “blocking” back assignment from last season.
    Jake Heun is still out there but not in pads.
    Libre had some good runs off of the shotgun.
    Some of the shovel passes didn’t work out so well today during the 11-11s.

    Service Teams Unit
    I believe they worked on punt returns today 2xs. Not sure yet what is Grasso’s full potential of nice long punts with good hang time.
    No field goal attempts by Dan Kelly today and the only time I saw him was about an hour before practice started as he was running/walking laps with Jake Huen, Daniel Lofton, and Jameel Dowling around the field.
    David Farmer was working as the long snapper earlier in the day. His snaps seem to get off as quick as Ingram but do not yet have the height or the distance Ingram has.

    Overall it was a better practice than last week Saturday. On offense I think we will be effective moving the ball but we were truly spoiled in the past two seasons with the “FIVE HEADED MONSTER” (aka Colt, Davone, RGM, J-Riv, and CJ in 07 and Ilaoa in 06).

    I am concerned with the vocal leadership on the offense as everyone seems to be going through the motions of being elevated to starters when they barely received any reps in prior seasons.

    Ever since the spring, I have not really watched the defense at the practices because I am NOT worried about them. They are our strength this season and for many seasons to come, but the offense needs a few games to really gain confidence and hopefully by then we will not be fighting for our bowl game or our 2008 WAC Championship “lives”.

  203. whitey August 16, 2008 2:26 pm

    actually, i doing treasure hunting (house cleaning after eons) and i have found some treasures. then i jump on the blog to catch up with you, then go back to treasure hunting. then back to catch up with you all. etc. thanks for all the updates.

  204. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 2:26 pm

    Clemens is in at QB.. his receiver drops the ball.

    Another drop.

    2 minnit warning

    Anyone here???

  205. WarriorMojo August 16, 2008 2:29 pm

    Hiya, Liz.

  206. Da Punchbowl Kid August 16, 2008 2:30 pm

    Keep it comin’ Liz. Did you get the pic?

  207. Maverick August 16, 2008 2:31 pm

    What if the Namath conversation never materialized? They could of called Bobby Brady at the last moment.

  208. Maverick August 16, 2008 2:32 pm

    Can Collins pull a Colt and put it in the End Zone with :25 sec. left?

  209. Maverick August 16, 2008 2:32 pm

    Can Collins pull a Colt and put it in the End Zone with :25 sec. left?

  210. WarriorMojo August 16, 2008 2:33 pm

    Thanks for the report, Kazz. Your impressions are pretty much the same as what I’ve seen the past two weeks, especially regarding Washington, Leonard and Meatoga. Although, I hope I’m right about Hisatake. You probably hope I’m right too. So Letuli wasn’t out with the O-line guys today?

  211. Maverick August 16, 2008 2:34 pm

    Nope – halftime

  212. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 2:34 pm

    Nope. Collins does not pull off a Colt.


  213. whitey August 16, 2008 2:34 pm

    keep going liz, doing very good job.

  214. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 2:35 pm

    DPK- mahalo! qewl!!!

  215. Maverick August 16, 2008 2:35 pm

    Whoa Kazz-
    Plenty typing. My fingers would of been seizing half way.
    Great report.

  216. Hawaiianbod August 16, 2008 2:35 pm

    ST – thanks for the update! Funny story re the lightpole. Warriors ranked 48. Wonder who the vote came from.

  217. HK August 16, 2008 2:35 pm

    Hope you folks don’t mind. I’m a daily lurker, but I really wanted to join the Yahoo Pick-em groups. Been doing this Pick-em’s for years but never had a group to join before.

  218. Maverick August 16, 2008 2:40 pm

    Hawaii’s vote came from a GEORGIA media guy.
    Here is the link to his voting order.


  219. Hawaiianbod August 16, 2008 2:40 pm

    HK – WELCOME to the Warrior Beat! Please post more often. Don’t be shy.

    I played last year and it was a BLAST!

  220. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 2:43 pm

    “The biggest drama was when an Advertiser photographer backed his car into a light post outside the grass practice field. He tried to drive away, but was stopped by a UH official. Campus security was called, and a report was filed. The driver and the car are fine. The pole is day-to-day.”

    Lucky it wasn’t an HA writer!!! ayah

    Thanks, Kazz… wikll read more later.

    ‘k whitey!

  221. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 2:43 pm

    Hiya HK!

  222. Hawaiianbod August 16, 2008 2:43 pm

    Maverick – mahalo brah! Wow, Georgia represent. Interesting.

  223. hebsan August 16, 2008 2:44 pm


    This will require you to download SopCast.

  224. Kazz August 16, 2008 2:47 pm


    So that’s what the commotion was about.

    For some odd reason I was watching that guy with Derek Inouchi talking to a security guard near the fence and I thought to myself, “hmm… I wonder if his car fell into the pond….”.

    I was joking with Myki this morning that I better remember to put my parking brake on just in case. It was my first time parking there.

  225. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 2:47 pm


    Davone is playing the the Dolphins/Jags game. has one catch for 5 yds so far.

  226. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 2:48 pm

    Kickoff goes to Thomas who gets to the 30 yd line.,

  227. Jason August 16, 2008 2:49 pm

    HK: The groups are open to everyone. 😀

    Kazz: Interesting, cause every time I see Avery, he’s dropping balls like a defensive back. He’s always intrigued me, though, so I hope you’re right that he’s gotten better. He and Pollard have such great size and athleticism, although Avery could still use 20 lbs. 😛

  228. Kazz August 16, 2008 2:50 pm


    August 16th, 2008 at 2:40 pm
    Hawaii’s vote came from a GEORGIA media guy.
    Here is the link to his voting order.

    Really? Hmmm… is our mainland Bulldog Tsaiko Merv in the media? 😉

  229. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 2:51 pm

    Collins is still in.
    Announcers are talking about Pennington now at Miami.

    Mason runs.
    2nd and 6
    Short pass to McMullen. Near the 40 yd. line

    1st and 10

    Mason runs for another 1st down.

  230. Esme August 16, 2008 2:51 pm

    Wow, Kazz, thanks for the analysis! Eeeeenteresting …

  231. Hawaiianbod August 16, 2008 2:51 pm

    Kazz – thanks for the very thorough recap of practice! Was there a small kine cc afterwards or did you have to go to work?

    Wow, lots of talented Tsaikos who are roving reporters! AU’RYTE!!!,/b>


  232. Kazz August 16, 2008 2:51 pm


    Avery looked good today. There was a good amount of time where the WRs dropped NO balls at all during their lone drills with the QBs. It reminded me of years past.

  233. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 2:52 pm

    Collins makes a nice short pass and it is redzone time 2nd and 7

  234. Jason August 16, 2008 2:52 pm

    And good for Nasca, I was concerned that he’s in a logjam at slot, behind Washington, Bain, and Pilares. The Z position is all about speed, and he’s got plenty of it. 😀

  235. Maverick August 16, 2008 2:52 pm

    Could it be Merv?
    Note where he voted Florida. Slap in the gators face.

  236. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 2:53 pm

    3rd and 6

    Screen to Mason to the 19
    Kicking the FG

    7-6 Jets

  237. Kazz August 16, 2008 2:54 pm


    Nah had to go straight to the office, which is where I am now. I actually got to work early and had extra time to spare so I started thinking about doing a “report” then saved it on my e-mail drafts and only remembered to paste in on here a few minutes ago.

  238. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 2:56 pm

    Matt Terl observes the 22nd Q
    “# That Devine interception is not going to quiet the hordes of Colt Brennan supporters who will be furious that he wasn’t put in for the shaken-up Collins as a birthday present.”

    Jets get nice field position on the KO

  239. J August 16, 2008 2:57 pm

    # oldie:
    August 16th, 2008 at 9:35 am

    Hi, LizK!

    I just got a hand-me-down old iPhone from my son. He just got the 3G version.

    Myabe you can help me. With Safari, it seems that to refresh, you have to get to the top of this blog. Then after refreshing you have to scroll all the way down to see the new entries. Is there any other way

    To “scroll” to the bottom of the page, tap “Add a comment”. To get back to the top of the page tap the bar at the top of your screen (where your digital clock appears). At least that’s what I’ve been doing…

  240. Kazz August 16, 2008 3:00 pm


    YES. I hope you will be right about Hisatake.

    Oh and by the way…


    UH Rainbowtique on Ward has a new UA polo. At first glance it looks like an old one BUT it has the UA logo (sans tapa) on the sleeve like the first ones and has “Hawaii” on the left chest. It’s ribbed giving the “stripped” look and for OUR pleasure as well 😆 😉 .

    But they also have a new “training tee”. NOT like the ones seen on the practice field or the one Jake Patek is seen wearing in yesterday’s blog photos. This is kinda plain and not worth 30.00 in my opinion. There is also another green tee with an extremely faint “H” logo and tapa print on the chest. Kinda fugly.

    But I will be visiting the bookstore on Monday after practice is over as I’ve been hearing non-stop that they have more things in stock. Whether this means more in terms of quantity of the same items or more new items I have no clue, but I’ll keep you all up to date.

    Oh and for da tsaikettes. There are new clothes for da Wahine in the form of “baby-tees” from UA and some new hoodies and other “baby-tees”.

  241. g-nalo August 16, 2008 3:00 pm

    hello every Tsaiko out there and then some. haven’t been on much lately so just stopping in.

    just noticed the KK doesn’t start till 8:00 pm, aiii?

  242. FloridaTed August 16, 2008 3:01 pm

    Liz. Kazz, et al,

    Thanks for the great reports and updates, much appreciated.

  243. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:02 pm

    Clemens is bumbling around and then finally gets the ball to Chatman who wiggles down the field to keep them alive.

    Clemens airs it out to Clowney who catches but gets hurt.
    1st and 10 on the Skins 25

  244. fish August 16, 2008 3:03 pm

    Anyone else having problems getting on channelsurfing.net to watch the game? Or is it just me?

  245. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:03 pm

    Clemens runs for a 1st down. Holding penalty tho. Cameraman goes down…

  246. Kazz August 16, 2008 3:03 pm

    Is Nate Nasca still #47? Hmm I don’t remember seeing him today…

    But either way GOOD FOR HIM!!!

    Pearl City High School,
    Alma Mater Dear, We Are Proud, Loyal and True to,
    Our Name We Hold Up High.
    From The Ko`olau Range We Come Forth,
    Ready to Accept the Right,
    For We are Strong, Honest and True To,
    Thee Pearl City High.

  247. Jason August 16, 2008 3:04 pm

    J: You are brilliant!

  248. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:05 pm

    Jets miss a FG.
    Wash ball

  249. Jason August 16, 2008 3:06 pm

    fish: Me too. Let me try again.

    Oh, it’s 3 PM. San Francisco 49ers, please show me VAST improvement.

  250. tom mui August 16, 2008 3:07 pm


    When (Rausch) takes snaps under center it really looks like he’s taking a knee.

    I thought it was quite amazing considering that he is 6’4″. Looked as if he were below the height of the O-line.

  251. fish August 16, 2008 3:07 pm

    Jason – okay, at least I know it’s not operator error. I was on earlier and now can’t get back on.

  252. XxFaithxX August 16, 2008 3:07 pm

    Channelsurfing.net just crapped out.

    Use link in name for a better feed if you can’t get on CS.

  253. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:08 pm

    Bess is now 2 for 12!

    Devine is in.
    Nice throw to Thomas but he is OB

  254. HiFlyer August 16, 2008 3:08 pm

    Kazz – Thanks for the report, lots of good news.

  255. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:08 pm

    Mason runs
    3rd and 5

  256. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:10 pm

    Devine to Mann and they cross midfield.
    Run play by Mason.

    2nd and 9

    Devine is sacked after a pump fake.

  257. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:11 pm

    3rd and 17
    Pass to Mann

    4th and 9

  258. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:12 pm

    Phins lead Jags 13-0 at halftime

  259. fish August 16, 2008 3:12 pm

    XxFaithxX – Thanks!!!!

  260. Kazz August 16, 2008 3:13 pm


    I forgot to mention in my post that Ryan Mouton was there today but not participating or in pads.

    He seemed physically fine tho.

  261. whitey August 16, 2008 3:13 pm

    looks like zorn is going to save colt till the 4th qtr, so he can evaluate as to how he finishes the game.

  262. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:15 pm

    Ratliff (Utah) in as QB for the Jets. Nice first pass.

  263. XxFaithxX August 16, 2008 3:15 pm

    ur welcome fish

  264. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:17 pm

    Wash dee holds.
    Jets to punt.
    End of the 3rd Q.

    WOO HOO!!!

  265. HiFlyer August 16, 2008 3:18 pm

    XxFaithxX – thank you, I also had problems connecting with channelsurfing

  266. Maverick August 16, 2008 3:20 pm

    Channel Surfing wiped out and burned
    Thanks to US!

  267. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:22 pm

    Fair catch on the 14 yd line.
    Colt is under center and Mason goes for 6 yds.

  268. fish August 16, 2008 3:23 pm

    Got the game up just in time!! (thanks again XxFaithxX) Goooo Colt!

  269. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:24 pm

    Colt, under pressure passes to Goode who drops.

    Completes to Mann.
    4th and 1 Zorn talks to Colt while they punt.

    Announcers are talking nice about Colt.

  270. Jason August 16, 2008 3:24 pm

    San Fran update: Tackle by Jeff Ulbrich.

  271. Kazz August 16, 2008 3:26 pm

    Tom Mui,

    The way he is positioned taking the snaps under center was the second thing I noticed about Rausch. To me it really looks like he’s on one knee prior to the snap. It looks like a 7-footer taking an under center snap from a center who is 5’5″ and John Estes is not short by any means.

    Again the first thing I noticed was his build. At first I thought it was the way he wears his jersey during warm ups and some drills. He has his jersey rolled up above the bottom of his QB protective jacket leaving the pads exposed so I thought this made him look taller.

    But today I got to watch a lot of him and he does have a shorter torso and very long legs.

    Greg Alexander is either Raush’s height or taller but he does not look so crouched down as Rausch when he took snaps under center and Alexander’s build has neither the extremes as Rausch appears to have.

    But watching Rausch “pop up” from under center today I realize that MAYBE his apparent preference to take a more defined kneeling position under center gives him more mobility in taking those backward steps as opposed to just bending the knees and “hunching” over.

    ***For those that haven’t seen it in person.***

    Imagine what a QB looks like when he takes a knee. This is how Brent Rausch looks like when he takes the ball under center.

    His back is a little straighter than other QB’s which also gives him a more “compact” appearence under center.

    Regardless, from a such a low starting point he has no problems dropping back and releasing from what I saw.

    Just my observation. I am not an expert on the position and mechanics of QBs but I’ve seen tall QBs and I’ve seen “lanky” ones too, but I can’t recall a QB with such a “low” stance under center before.

  272. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:28 pm

    Jets are marching.
    2nd and 10 on the 50

  273. Jason August 16, 2008 3:28 pm

    San Fran update: Good pressure by Sopoaga forces Rodgers to roll left and throw the ball away.

  274. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:30 pm

    Ratcliff makes a nice throw.
    Offense and Dee trade som jumps and penalties.
    1st and 15 on the 37

  275. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:31 pm

    Couple of nice Jets passes. now on the Wash 25 3rd and 3 – deflected pass.

  276. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:32 pm

    Jets FG is GOOD

    10-6 Jets and it’s time for the birthday boy!

  277. Kazz August 16, 2008 3:35 pm

    Tom Mui,

    You know what I just realized JUST NOW.

    I don’t want to make like I’m picking apart Rausch (I also realized I spelled his name wrong several times in my previous post), but I guess he has something “quirky” about his game.

    Hmmm lets see… the last time a JUCO transfer from a Cali school played for UH and had 3 to play 3… the last time a QB at UH had something about his game that was visible and some people commented on (i.e. sidearm throwing motion)…

    Who’s that guy again??? LOL!!!

    I know Rausch has yet to have a game under his belt but for now and for us fans I’m having fun “making comparisons”.

    But like Rausch said himself, he doesn’t want anyone making comparisons to Colt or Timmy Chang out of respect for the former Warriors and for the fact that he wants to make his own mark and I can and will respect that.

  278. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:38 pm

    Colt starts at their 29.
    Nice short pass on the first play – then the TV makes a big deal out of Favre.

    Mason has a nice run but a flag is down… holding…. argh!

    2nd and 12 and Mason runs for 3.

  279. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:39 pm

    Colt is sacked.
    Blitzing Jets…

  280. Jason August 16, 2008 3:39 pm

    San Fran update: Sopoaga jumps offside (the third offside for SF), but at least he tackled the running back behind the line. 😛

  281. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:40 pm

    Wash punts and will start on their 30.

  282. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:42 pm

    From what little I can tell about Davone, they played him early (yea!) and a bunch of other guys are getting the passes from Henne. They lead 16 to 0

  283. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:43 pm

    Jets are marching. 1st and 10 on the 50

  284. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:45 pm

    Ratliff is looking good. Made a little run.
    Now making throws.

  285. XxFaithxX August 16, 2008 3:46 pm

    O-Line looks like UH’s in the SB. Just give um 4 secs….and its all good.

  286. UKU@LA August 16, 2008 3:48 pm

    WARRIORS, lets go!
    aloha LizK! howzit!

    MANEO !!!

  287. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:48 pm

    2:24 to go and Skins call another TO

  288. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:49 pm

    Blitzer gets through the line but does not get Ratliff down…

  289. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:50 pm

    Punt- Colt and crew will have it on the 20.

  290. not far away anymore August 16, 2008 3:50 pm

    Well Colt will get his two minute drill with a chance to win the game. Let’s see how he does.

  291. XxFaithxX August 16, 2008 3:50 pm

    LET UM PASS ZORN….sheesh, see what happens

  292. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:50 pm

    Colt throws the 37 yd bomb to McMullen . OK!!!

  293. Jason August 16, 2008 3:50 pm

    San Fran update: Takeo Spikes (Jeff Ulbrich’s main competition for a starting role) blows his coverage on Donald Lee, but Lee drops the easy TD.

  294. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:51 pm

    This is the 2 minnit drill…
    Let’s go, COLT!

  295. Kazz August 16, 2008 3:52 pm


    August 16th, 2008 at 3:50 pm
    LET UM PASS ZORN….sheesh, see what happens

    Now now now… Zorn doesn’t want Colt to throw too much. Remember “system QBs” can’t make it in the NFL. 😆

  296. XxFaithxX August 16, 2008 3:53 pm

    WOOHOO…They gotta respect Colt…playing the pass…crap…sack

  297. XxFaithxX August 16, 2008 3:53 pm

    TD MOFERSS!!!!!!

  298. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:53 pm

    Handoff to Mason- inside the 30.

    Colt is sacked.
    Colt throws a TD to Mason and HE SCORES!!!

  299. not far away anymore August 16, 2008 3:54 pm

    TD Redskins. Alright Colt!

  300. lil's August 16, 2008 3:54 pm

    TD Brennan!!

  301. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:55 pm

    COLT THREW THE DANGEROUS PASS and GOODE caught the pass and ran!!! (not Mason)

    13-10 Wash

  302. curveball August 16, 2008 3:56 pm

    Liz .You must be in heaven right now ..was that beautiful or what

  303. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:56 pm

    1:09 left in the game.

    Jets start near their 25
    Ratliff is in.

  304. XxFaithxX August 16, 2008 3:56 pm

    DEFENSE!!! DEFENSE!!…sorry for shouting… =P

  305. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:58 pm

    Now it’s the Jets turn to run the 2 minnit drill.
    Long run.
    on the 25!

  306. XxFaithxX August 16, 2008 3:58 pm

    sheese louise…Tackling for Dummies is needed.

  307. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:58 pm

    27 secs left.

  308. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:59 pm

    TO Jets.
    22 secs left
    1st and 10 on the 15.
    Kick or go for it???

  309. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 3:59 pm

    sorry, 2nd and 2.

    Boschetti knocks the ball down!

  310. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 4:00 pm

    1st and goal

  311. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 4:01 pm

    Each team has 1 TO left.
    Going for it.
    Ball caught OB…

  312. whitey August 16, 2008 4:01 pm

    looks like colt will be a hero again for wash. game no pau yet?????

  313. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 4:01 pm

    9 secs left

  314. XxFaithxX August 16, 2008 4:02 pm

    Butterfingers lol…Whew..’Wipes the sweat off brow..’

  315. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 4:02 pm

    3rd and goal – 5 secs left.


  316. XxFaithxX August 16, 2008 4:03 pm

    Fake FG??!?!

  317. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 4:03 pm

    FG unit is on the field.
    Fake play?

    Hits the uprights NO GOOD!!!!

  318. XxFaithxX August 16, 2008 4:03 pm


    Colt the Winna!!

  319. HawaiianKiko August 16, 2008 4:05 pm

    Happy Birthday Colt ….Washington 3-0 preseason !!!!!

  320. gigi-hawaii © August 16, 2008 4:05 pm

    so is the final score 14-10 or 13-10 Wash?

  321. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 4:05 pm


  322. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 4:06 pm

    13-10 Washington

  323. HiFlyer August 16, 2008 4:06 pm

    Jason – when did SF pick up Issac Bruce?

  324. brew808 August 16, 2008 4:06 pm

    It’s only preseason, but how do you spell idiot?
    M A N G I N I!!!
    😯 🙄 😯

  325. whitey August 16, 2008 4:08 pm

    Happy birthday to you
    happy birthday to you
    happy birthday to colt
    happy birthday you da man!!

  326. gigi-hawaii © August 16, 2008 4:08 pm

    Congrats, Colt! Sorry for Favre…

  327. not far away anymore August 16, 2008 4:08 pm

    Colt ends up 4/5 for 79 yards and 1 TD. He should have been 5/5. The one Inc hit the receiver on the hands and he dropped it.

  328. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 4:09 pm


    “As of this minute, Colt Brennan is the gunslingeriest gunslinger in this game, but did he move the ball TOO quickly? 1:09 is a lot of time for Brett Ratliffe.

    Also, nice to see former Terp Jason Goode on the receiving end of that touchdown. And, since Zorn’s stated reason for moving Brennan to the fourth quarter was to see what he could with a two minute drill, that has to be rated as pretty solid success for the birthday boy.”

  329. Jason August 16, 2008 4:09 pm

    HiFlyer: February 29.

  330. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 4:25 pm

    Player Stats
    Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
    C. Brennan 4/5 79 1 0
    T. Collins 11/15 72 0 0
    J. Campbell 4/10 28 0 0
    D. Devine 2/4 22 0 1

    I gotta go.
    Have a great evening, ka kou!

  331. BowsForever August 16, 2008 4:33 pm

    Nice going, Colt! Hopefully I can catch some highlights on the NFL website or nothing.

  332. Esme August 16, 2008 4:34 pm

    *jumping up and down in freakin’ happiness for Colt!*

    Whaddaguy! Whadda birthday! That’s our Colt! Woooooot!

    :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀

  333. chawan_cut August 16, 2008 4:35 pm

    congrats to colt. but of course, since it was against the jets and against favererer, the news will not be about colt.

  334. Kelli August 16, 2008 4:36 pm

    Hooray for Colt! I’m sooo happy!!! I have to tell the lil Warrior when he wakes up from his nap.

  335. Nelson from DC August 16, 2008 4:36 pm

    Well, another week, another quarterback controversy in DC. The “Redskins Overdrive” post-game show had a nice interview with Colt and introduced him as the hero of the game. Colt stayed very humble throughout the interview. Now they are about to interview Jason Campbell by qualifying his performance as “not his best start”.
    It was nice to hear Joe Theismann say that Colt has the same “it factor” that Brett Favre has. I bet that this is a nice birthday for Colt.

  336. Nelson from DC August 16, 2008 4:36 pm

    Sorry, that is the “Redskins Overtime” show…

  337. Nelson from DC August 16, 2008 4:39 pm

    You would think Robert Kekaula was running the Redskins post-game show, every interview seems to involve at least one mention of Colt Brennan, even drawing a very nice comparison to Brett Favre because of his “gunslinger mentality” with the game on the line…

  338. LizKauai [Believer] August 16, 2008 4:46 pm


    They are still yakking here.

  339. sjmacro August 16, 2008 4:47 pm

    Happy Birthday Colt. ❗ Way to go.
    Tsaikos here and on the continent: Does anyone need tickets to the game at the Swamp? 6 tickets are available from supporter who has had last minute change in plans. Leave contact name here and I will get you in touch. sjmacro

  340. gettingbye August 16, 2008 4:48 pm


    The game recap on the official Redskin’s site. Colt was mentioned, but the author made it seem like more of an afterthought.

    Then again, I understand this is PRESEASON, and everyone is trying to temper the hype.


    GO COLT!!! Show’um all what’s up!

    Ok, I’m done.

  341. curveball August 16, 2008 4:49 pm

    If the 49er’s drafted him I think he would probably be starting…

  342. koakane™ August 16, 2008 4:50 pm

    August 16th, 2008 at 11:31 am


    And no need worry about the leadfoot. You seem like a pretty cool guy. Although I have been known to have an accidental stomping, I’ve gotten pretty good at dodging people (from our recent trip to SF) without too many casualties. Haha.

    loa if you believe dat den I get this nice beach front property in Kau to sell cheap. bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    hello asport 😀

  343. Summer August 16, 2008 4:50 pm

    Awesome!!! Happy Birthday Colt!=)

    Still holdin it down, good for you

    Wishing that all your goals and dreams come true

    A hui hou

  344. Pauoa Boy August 16, 2008 4:50 pm

    Congrats Colt, nice that Theismann said you have the “It” factor, only thing is, your “it” factor is not like Favre’s…it’s better! Although Coach Zorn wants to help in developing your game and bring you along slowly, I know he’s smiling ear to ear inside cause he has a future Pro Bowl and maybe Hall of Famer on his team. I’m sure he knows you are not a typical quarterback but instead a great playmaking and exciting quarterback. Everyone here and in DC wants to see you play. The Hog Town fans know they have something special…a playmaking QB thats been missing since Mark Rypien days. You are by far my favorite QB and I wish you continued success throughout your career! Go Colt and “BEAT THEM F***ERS!!!”

  345. gettingbye August 16, 2008 4:51 pm


    I’ve been listening to them….

    How was that Interviewer in the lockerroom, “Let’s get Colt, while we’re here…” and then moments later, “All right, that about wraps it up down here!”

    I wonder if Colt decided to hit the showers at that moment. lol

  346. tom mui August 16, 2008 4:54 pm

    COLT – not bad for a systems QB!!!

    KAZZ: I didn’t think you were picking on Rausch – but it did strike me that he was so low-profile when he was taking snaps under center.

  347. Beowulf213 August 16, 2008 4:59 pm

    Sorry to just but in…..we wanted to tell Stephen thanks for putting a picture of Jacob on the blog. It was good to see his smile. He had a very difficult spring semester. Coach Mac has stuck with him and we are grateful. Mac has him helping with the team and stands on his goal that all students will graduate. Jacob took courses this summer and has a few left for the fall. December 20, 2008 is on our calender for graduation. We continue to read the advertiser serveral times a week. We now have our first grandbaby and he has garnered a lot of our attention. He has big hands. We think he will either be a quarterback, basketball player or who knows maybe he will even play an instrument. He hasn’t met his Uncle Jake yet, but hopefully he will at Christmas. We will be following the team this fall and look forward to a good season. Best wishes to everyone!

  348. Pauoa Boy August 16, 2008 5:03 pm

    QB Comparisons

    Wish everybody would stop comparing Colt Brennan to ancient Brett Favre. Brett is Brett and Colt is Colt. I’m telling you right now Colt Brennan will be better than Brett Favre! I don’t care what anybody says, and no I didn’t fly into the future or call a psychic hotline for this prediction. I guess I’m just feeling “It” that Colt is a future Pro Bowl QB and maybe Hall of Famer!!!

    Same with Brent Rausch, stop comparing him to Colt or Timmy. Brent is Brent and will do what Brent Rausch does. I got over the fact my boy Funaki ain’t starting…YET…but since Rausch has been named the starter, I’m going with it. I’m sure if Brent has been named the starter by Coach Rolo and Coach Mack he must really be…That Good! Good luck Brent, make us proud, and lead our team to the Top 25 where it should be. You are the man now, so git r’ done! Au’ryte time for the season to get rolling already…Oline better get your chit together and protect our boy Brent!

  349. Pauoa Boy August 16, 2008 5:10 pm

    curveball – if dumbarse Martz really wanted Colt he wouldv’e drafted him. He will forever live in regret on his decision not to draft Colt and stick with that bum Alex Smith. Colt Brennan would definitely have been named the starter from day 1 on the 49ers and I guarantee good ol Smith would have been chit canned. It’s only a matter of time that Colt will unseat Viagra taking Collins, and injury prone Campbell and be the face of the Redskins franchise!

  350. gigi-hawaii © August 16, 2008 5:13 pm

    Hi, BEOWULF! Nice to see you on the blog! Best wishes to you, the new grandkid, and Jake.

  351. koakane™ August 16, 2008 5:14 pm

    eh howzit to Beowulf213 family, if you guys come back in December let us know da tsaiko always need a reason to have a KK call. and what better way den to celebrate with one of its favorite son’s and his family. plus hubby promised to help with an EIS water inspection bwhaaaaaaa 😉

    eh how come so many tsaiko’s holding okole when colt is in. we saw it so many times when he lead the team to the winning TD. automatic and garen ball baren so wasa mata u 😆

  352. Maverick August 16, 2008 5:15 pm

    Howdy Beowulf.
    Glad to see you popping in.
    We have all been asking about ya lately.
    Good to see Jacob with the big grin ear -ear and getting his feet scuffed from the turf.
    Congrats to your new addition for the household. Understandable with the time consumption. Keep your cheers going for UH, and pass on by more often.

  353. g-nalo August 16, 2008 5:16 pm

    If the 49er’s drafted him I think he would probably be starting…

    “probably”??? IMO he would be starting…….right now today.

    yep, a LOT of mainland 49er fans were biased with the ‘system’ and ‘weak WAC’ stereotypes. it was also amazing how they’d use one game (SB against arguably the #1 team) to take down 3 great years?

    anyways, too late now.

  354. Addahknowsports© August 16, 2008 5:21 pm

    August 16th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    loa if you believe dat den I get this nice beach front property in Kau to sell cheap. bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    Hey hey hey, pahtnah…

    Whateva footstompings you got, you earned.

    See you tonight. Watch your feet

    Anyways, I wish I had seen that Redskins game today. Thanks for the updates, ST and everyone.

  355. gettingbye August 16, 2008 5:25 pm


    Are you going to post any audio clips from today’s game on your “website”? (espn980)

    Btw, you should really jazz that badboy up. 🙂

  356. LiLMermaid August 16, 2008 5:27 pm

    Hey ya’ll! This is my first time posting here. I went to the practice yesterday & found out about this blog from a nice guy I met there.

    Yay for the ‘Skins! Happy Birthday Colt! Is this the best birthday gift or what?! Did u get Brett’s autograph? Hmmm, maybe he should’ve been asking for yours, lol.

  357. curveball August 16, 2008 5:31 pm

    Pauoa Boy:
    Collins needs to double his dose….;-)

  358. oldie (iPhone) August 16, 2008 5:32 pm


    Thanks for the help with iPhone. I knew about getting back to the top, but never thought of “Add a Comment”. Works great!

  359. koakane™ August 16, 2008 5:33 pm

    bringing my fast action tanakin hawn foot powda with me tonight or have to be esme with da feet.

    parte time getting nea whooooooooooooootahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  360. curveball August 16, 2008 5:36 pm

    I am surprised the HA did not send a tow truck to resolve the situation..

  361. Pauoa Boy August 16, 2008 5:37 pm

    Falcons 1st round pick 3 Matt Ryan = overrated
    Ravens 1st round pick 18 Joe Flacco = WTF were they thinking?
    Packers 2nd round pick 56 Brian Brohm = system QB?
    Dolphins 2nd round pick 57 Chad Henne = overrated
    Patriots 3rd round pick 94 Kevin O’Connell = Who???
    Vikings 5th round pick 137 John David Booty = last name says it all…
    Steelers 5th round pick 156 Dennis Dixon = overrated
    Buccaneers 5th round pick 160 Josh Johnson = Who???
    Jets 5th round pick 162 Erik Ainge = scrub

    If you’re going to tell me these guys who got drafted before Colt are all better than Colt Brennan, you must’ve been on some extreme pakalolo or maybe rocking the Batu pipe too much!

  362. curveball August 16, 2008 5:40 pm

    Pauoa Boy:
    Good stuff………..I mean the post…

  363. Pauoa Boy August 16, 2008 5:45 pm

    Speaking of the 49ers…I think Ashley Lelie’s career is officialy over unless he moves to another team. Should’ve never left the Broncos…

  364. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2008 5:49 pm

    Somebody did not like the fact that we’re using a Stretch-donated UH media guide as a blog prize.
    That somebody then sent two — TWO — e-mails of complaint to another newspaper in town.
    Thus that somebody has been SMU’d, until further notice. Or until he publicly apologizes.

  365. Jason August 16, 2008 5:51 pm

    Pauoa Boy: Here were my grades, compared to where they actually went:

    Matt Ryan (1-3): 1st-2nd round grade, 2nd best QB
    Joe Flacco (1-18): 2nd-3rd round grade, 4th best QB
    Brian Brohm (2-56): 2nd round grade, 3rd best QB
    Chad Henne (2-57): 3rd round grade, 5th best QB
    Kevin O’Connell (3-94): 5th-6th round grade
    John David Booty (5-137): 6th round grade
    Dennis Dixon (5-156): 7th-FA grade
    Josh Johnson (5-160): 5th-6th grade
    Erik Ainge (5-162): 7th-FA grade
    Colt Brennan (6-186): 1st-2nd round grade, best QB
    Andre’ Woodson (6-198): 4th-5th round grade
    Matt Flynn (7-209): 5th-6th round grade
    Alex Brink (7-223): 7th-FA grade

  366. Stretch August 16, 2008 5:51 pm

    Good Evening… Just woke up from my afternoon nap and now ready to rock and roll.

  367. Hawaiianbod August 16, 2008 5:59 pm

    ST – who is the CRY BABY? I guess i’ll find out tonight. hehehe.

  368. Stephen Tsai August 16, 2008 6:01 pm

    Oh, I don’t mind if he cried to me.
    But to complain about me to another paper? In an e-mail?
    I’m pissed.

  369. Stretch August 16, 2008 6:03 pm

    There are other ways to get a media guide rather than complain. BTW, why would they complain to the other paper?? Does the other paper have control over the media guides?? Shouldn’t complaints go to UH??

  370. Stretch August 16, 2008 6:03 pm

    There are other ways to get a media guide rather than complain. BTW, why would they complain to the other paper?? Does the other paper have control over the media guides?? Shouldn’t complaints go to UH??

  371. Pauoa Boy August 16, 2008 6:04 pm

    Jason – Not speaking NFL but in college, I liked Dixon before he got injured… probably won’t play for a long time in Pittsburgh but Steelers probably consider him to be somewhat of a Kordell Stewart type. To me he was playing really well before the injury and could’ve been Heisman material too. Although we all know Colt should’ve won the award in 2006 and 2007!

  372. brew808 August 16, 2008 6:04 pm

    Testing….1, 2, 3…. whew – esNOTme!!! 😀 😯 😆

    Brohm for Packers sucks big time!


  373. bb August 16, 2008 6:05 pm

    nice hit by leonard peters

  374. Pauoa Boy August 16, 2008 6:08 pm

    ST – Wow, you kidding me…nothing better to do but act a fool ah? What is this world coming to nowadays…frikkin poons!

  375. Pauoa Boy August 16, 2008 6:10 pm

    curveball – no worries, I know what you meant…I think 🙂

  376. Pauoa Boy August 16, 2008 6:11 pm

    bb – what number is bruddah Leonard Peters???

  377. al August 16, 2008 6:13 pm

    wouldn’t that be something if in a huge turnaround another third string quarterback is named the opening day starter.

    that would be huge.

  378. bb August 16, 2008 6:13 pm

    Pauoa Boy:

    I have no idea. His hair is blocking half his back. 🙂

  379. HoustonMike August 16, 2008 6:16 pm

    bruddah peters is #45… anyone know if grice-mullens is still with the bears?

  380. HoustonMike August 16, 2008 6:19 pm

    ops.. i meant grice-mullen

  381. Maverick August 16, 2008 6:21 pm

    Mike –
    Ryan is still with the Bears. Haven’t seem him play yet though.

    Leanord Peters is having his best game yet tonight

  382. Maverick August 16, 2008 6:21 pm

    Mike –
    Ryan is still with the Bears. Haven’t seem him play yet though.

    Leanord Peters is having his best game yet tonight

  383. not far away anymore August 16, 2008 6:21 pm

    RGM is still with the Bears, but I haven’t seen him in the game at all. He is #15.

  384. brew808 August 16, 2008 6:23 pm

    # 15 – Ryan Grice-Mullen, #57 – Olin Kreutz, and #45 Leonard Peters are all still listed on the Chicago Bears Team Roster.

  385. cocoBEAN August 16, 2008 6:23 pm

    Hate to bring this up, but for two years JJ did say he had the best football player in the country. When asked directly, he said yes, Colt is better than any other college QB, he’d pick Colt ahead of any of them. Said it for two years……hyping your player or honest evaluation?

  386. Ralph August 16, 2008 6:30 pm

    AP poll out, Georgia number 1….

  387. brew808 August 16, 2008 6:31 pm

    yo – where are you guys watching the Bears game? 😛

  388. Ralph August 16, 2008 6:32 pm

    UH with one point, no carry over from last year, I guess we have no respect at all….

  389. not far away anymore August 16, 2008 6:34 pm

    Bears game is over. It was on CBS.

  390. Ralph August 16, 2008 6:37 pm

    doesn’t Ferd vote in the AP poll? last year it was the other paper, so it’s HA turn this season. Where’s UH vote Ferd!

  391. Maverick August 16, 2008 6:44 pm

    Here is Ferds preseason vote


  392. Maverick August 16, 2008 6:59 pm

    Hawaii could be playing 4 ranked teams before half the season is done.
    Florida, Oregon St, Fresno, and possibly Boise St.

    Add another to make 5 teams with Cincinnati at the end of the season.
    Five potential ranked teams can launch Hawaii into the Top 25 if we just win. Especially when 4 of those games are away.

  393. Tombo Ahi August 16, 2008 7:05 pm

    here’s a post-game windows media audio interview with colt.


    and here’s a highlight vid that shows colt’s td pass (at around 2:22)


  394. Tombo Ahi August 16, 2008 7:06 pm

    colt gives a shoutout to all the UH fans at the end of the audio interview. happy b-day colt!

  395. gigi-hawaii © August 16, 2008 7:16 pm

    Thanks for the links, Tombo.

  396. jm2375 August 16, 2008 7:27 pm

    Great game Colt!!

    Think the J-E-T-S will be looking for new kicker tomorrow?

    Pundits think the Skins will finish 8-8, LAST in NFC East. C’mon Skins, prove ’em wrong!!!

  397. duffer August 16, 2008 7:40 pm

    Somebody did not like the fact that we’re using a Stretch-donated UH media guide as a blog prize.
    That somebody then sent two — TWO — e-mails of complaint to another newspaper in town.
    Thus that somebody has been SMU’d, until further notice. Or until he publicly apologizes.

    There’s a contest?

    Hope the prize doesn’t become STRETCH!

  398. jojo ® August 16, 2008 7:52 pm

    UH got one vote.

  399. duffer August 16, 2008 7:56 pm

    Maybe an evening with Stretch with a tour of the darkside! 🙂

    Howzit jojo….Where’s Jesse?

  400. bighilofan2 August 16, 2008 7:58 pm

    Good evening Tsaikos everywhere.

    Horaaayy. Got my computer back up. Been lonely in da hood. But first da good news.

    Thanks Kazz, Tombo Ahi, sjmacro, all you guyz. just got thru catching up today, still got yesterday for go an da day befo too, so if you got sometin to say to me, get it off yo chess. 😀 save me time.

    13 days and change!! whoo hoo!!!

    saw you got yo tix. where exactly?

    Congragulations Colt! Yu da man, again and again!

    Good job Hilo.

    Good job Liz Kauai for your awesomeness on keeping us informed about the game. and Tombo Ahi, thanks for the video highlight.

    Hope you all have a great nite tonight at KK.

  401. PIAA DS August 16, 2008 8:04 pm

    Dont ya just love football season! I was so happy to see Colt connect with Goode from my Alma Mater – UH to Maryland sounds like a long term plan for me.

    I want to give a quick shout out to a few more tsaikos who made donations to PIAA. Sorry about the delay, Kevin had ACL surgery (in Tucson) on Tuesday so Im earning more frequent flier miles.

    Thanks out to:

    F. Pang
    Gary and Gay Patek
    djmitcho – Mitchell Osaka
    Jam/Brie, Francis Adams
    and Mary Chun/Mei Ling…thanks for the update on Ikaika as well. His uncle mentioned it to me, though I dont know his plans yet.

    Time to change the ice pack. Just because he has one leg he thinks I have to do everything for him! hahahaha..thats what moms are for.

    Thanks again everyone for your generosity!


  402. jojo ® August 16, 2008 8:09 pm

    Hey Duffer! Jesse is down the street. Hope you enjoy the new Zippy’s!

  403. bighilofan2 August 16, 2008 8:22 pm

    Mr. Sadowski,

    you can now count as former friends companions who currently hold State oversight positions. you’ve put Gov. Linda Lingle, Lt Gov. Duke Aiona and your fellow “commisisoners” in a extremely awkward position. You are holding up our UH Warrior team.
    You stand next to Herman Frazier on my list, idiot$,
    to be publicly castigated for messing up things for Warrior Nation. delay is all you’re causing….

    now your force UH attorneys to make A$$ out of you. You don’t have to worry about them doing the job though, sir, i intend on pie ping up everyday about your idiotness.

    and I do not care a rats a$$ that there are officials in middle management at UH who tend to dot the eys and cross the tees, givin you hope that this will all be done nicely in the “process.”

    we’re going to “process” you, Mr. Sadowski. Those with the name “SADOWSKI” will wish you used common sense in figuring out how this was going to go. Speaking for myself, I intend on publicly following your actions, and the UH attorneys too, because injunctive and declaratory relief should have been thought about a month ago, and for UH to be sitting on the stick and not anticipating that you’d be acting like a IDIOT is negligent on their part.

    SO SLAM <b?SADOWSKI, MR. STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL. SHOW ME YOU CAN PLAY DEFENSE! and pah leeezz do not put one of your slow pokes on da line. Warrior Nation deserves better! UH football is one of the few bright hopes in Hawaii that unites all of us

    GO WARRIORS!!!!.

  404. duffer August 16, 2008 8:23 pm

    Never has a Zip Min yet! Looking forward to it. But I think I’ll wait for the crowd to subside!

  405. bighilofan2 August 16, 2008 8:45 pm


    come Monday morning I am making a number of telephone calls to the State Attorney General’s office. I am going to get the name of the person who is handling the UH lawsuit against you. If there isn’t a UH attorney handling the lawsuit, we are all going to know it Monday evening. I am going to post the results on the blogs on both major newspapers. I am going to keep the State AG’s office honest in their handling of your bachiness. And I am going to post the results here, and if I am blocked from posting the results here, I am going to call my friends who post here, because the word is going to get out really quick. Because you sir, are holding up our Warrior Nation Football team from getting better sooner.

    I helped fix the JUGS asap. What are you doing for Warrior Nation????? Causing trouble?????

    Face it, Sadowski, junk kine action you!

  406. bighilofan2 August 16, 2008 8:54 pm

    If a dec action or an injunctive relief action isn’t filed really really sooon, you’re all going to know it. And i’m passing the buck right back up da chain of command. talkin is one thing. doing is where I’m at with UH football. Greg McMackin, Greg Alexander, Inoke Funaki, all da braddaz are busting their butts. you can tell by the injury reports.

    so to have a loser come along and tell me its the “process,” I say go fly a ?x/@#&ng kite and get our of our way!

    i’ll bet Sadowski’s a spinmaster. who is gonna use his company for anything now? who is going to work for him now? only family, thats for sure….

    my problem with you, Mr. Sadowski, is that you’re holding up our team. gtfootw… tuuti fruuti…

  407. Ruggo August 16, 2008 8:56 pm

    BHF2 – Well said!!

    Mr. Sadowski, do you know exactly what you are walking into? I am amazed by your arrogance and stupidity to actually go out and protest this bid. You really don’t seem to want to help out warrior nation, right? It’s all about money, right??

    Damn Idiot – Yeah, you – Sadowski!!

  408. curveball August 16, 2008 9:03 pm

    100% behind you……

  409. curveball August 16, 2008 9:08 pm

    I am a retired cop and PI.. I am on Island and I will go research any file you need.. let me know what you need…

  410. FloridaTed August 16, 2008 9:21 pm


    Why don’t you run for Governor? I would vote for you for sure. We need more of you.

  411. cavewarrior August 16, 2008 9:24 pm

    Give Colt a birthday present…vote for Colt, a game ball that is, at redskins.com…
    Happy B-Day Colt !!!

    And BON TEMPS – “let the good times roll” – for the Tsaiko’s tonight.

    GO Warriors !!!

  412. Koauka August 16, 2008 9:24 pm

    Too much pilikia this weekend, but things are looking up. High school football started and soon Aug 30 is a mere two weeks away.

    Got my Wahine Volleyball tickets Friday afternoon. Curious to see what is ahead this season. Instead of the press guide, got 2 free tickets for any UH sporting event, but in the “selected” sections. Main thing free!

  413. bighilofan2 August 16, 2008 9:50 pm

    howzit curveball.

    where you stay? big island? if so, we know each odda.

    wait, I gotta get back to da job!


    I am going to be right up the State middle management’s behind on this one. Also, I’m going to be lookin into stuff that you might bid on for the State, high schoolz, and stuff. All your competitors, the nice old guys like Roger Hill, the high school athletic peeps on the big island, my friends the school peeps on Oahu, they are all going to know you! GUARANTEE!!!

  414. L10pc August 16, 2008 9:51 pm

    Hey folks! Hope you’re all having a great time at the KK…have some daddy issues, so I can’t make it tonight. 🙁 😛 Can someone let me know how I can get the $$ to someone for my RSVP slot tonight? Hopefully, things will settle down and I can join the next KK, mini or otherwise. 🙂

  415. bighilofan2 August 16, 2008 10:05 pm

    Read PaperCrane’s post to HA Ferd’s article today. Obviously da bugga wants to talk his way into a BCS bowl. Obviously not a person ah akshun, might even be related to SADOWSKI, or is a spoil sport an no like UH Warrior Nation get ahead.

    get americans who just no like admit day wrong. radda talk about being “right” dan doing right. Due process. Due diligence. In da world ah sports, dat means day no can hold da line. excuse makers! junk kine dat kine. junk junk junk.

    PaperCrane, we know what the bids were. SADOWSKI lost. Trying to use a rule he made up to disqualify anodda guy when da UH already said publicly dat Hamocon’s team won, day lookin at their own rules. So da cat is outta da bag, period. i ain’t lettin the cat back in. We going grind SADOWSKI.

    da bottom line is this: SADOWSKI


    so ATTORNEY GENERAL, file a lawsuit against SADOWSKI asap. ask for quik kine akshun! no worry about da big legal words. results. we lookin for fast results. Flick da words!

  416. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 16, 2008 10:09 pm

    Brennan steals spotlight from Favre
    Rookie QB outshines Jet with winning touchdown

    David Elfin
    Sunday, August 17, 2008

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. | Colt Brennan put a damper on Brett Favre’s big night. The future Hall of Famer was excellent in his New York debut, but Washington’s rookie quarterback made the biggest play, beating the blitz to hit tight end Jason Goode with a touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter that beat the Jets 13-10 Saturday night at Giants Stadium. …

  417. bighilofan2 August 16, 2008 10:15 pm


    listen very carefully. BY THE TIME THIS IS OVER,
    SADOWSKI was responsible for holding up the
    COOKE FIELD FIX, and is hiding behind a “rule’ that
    SADOWSKI created but UH didn’t follow, for good
    enough reason. Like a Govt bigwig said, IT JUST
    DOESN’T LOOK RIGHT! So what idiot Judge does
    he think is gonna back him up? It ain’t gonna
    happen. We’re going to make sure it don’t happen.
    Its important that Warrior Nation knows you are
    a idiot.

    btw, somebody know the name of the other idiot(s) who put the “rule” on the books?

    boy, its time like this that I wish my friend got her butt back online. we can use her now! c’mon SW, where are you? need your input now.

  418. gettingbye August 16, 2008 10:31 pm

    Not sure if this will work, but here’s a post of Liz Chun’s report on today’s performance (including interview): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTTtJsZneJ8

    Good job today Colt. Happy bday too.

  419. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 16, 2008 10:33 pm

    bhf2- hiyah!
    Remember Ke Akua is watching… no need get heart attack. :mrgreen:

  420. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 16, 2008 10:45 pm


    8/16 Coach Zorn Press Conference

    The preseason legend of Colt Brennan is growing- luv from Coach Zorn around 3:43 Mahalo, Coach!

  421. bighilofan2 August 16, 2008 10:56 pm

    Hi LizK. thanks for the post.

    sure wish I had a “copy’ of SADOWSKI’s protest letter. so we know exactly what his beef is, in his own words. nothing like cookin a chicken in its own soup!

  422. bighilofan2 August 16, 2008 11:01 pm

    Hiya LizK.

    no worries, my friend. dis bradda is not gettin a hart attack.

    sometimes Ke Akua needs a little guidance. not sayin us lowly peeps can do anything about the Universe, it is what it is….

    but peeps like SADOWSKI and those who can affect the process that affects what we care about, Warrior Nation, I’ll admit this to you: it is going to be my mission to “INFORM THE UNIVERSE” that we got a babooza in da house. 😀 a big babooza. 😀

  423. gigi-hawaii © August 16, 2008 11:07 pm

    Liz, I didn’t see Zorn’s press conference in the link you posted. Instead, I saw an interview with a retired Redskins player. Forgot his name. Anyway, he said some nice things about Colt.

  424. gigi-hawaii © August 16, 2008 11:10 pm

    That Sadowski is all sour grapes because his bid didn’t win. By hook or by crook, he wants the contract. Maybe we can all shame him into submission.

    Go for the jugular, BHF2.

  425. gigi-hawaii © August 16, 2008 11:19 pm

    Maybe we should blitz the HA, HSB, Midweek, and Ka Leo with letters to the editor.

    We could also submit 500 word columns to Island Voices (HA) and Gathering Place (HSB).

  426. Hitman24 August 16, 2008 11:26 pm

    “The biggest drama was when an Advertiser photographer backed his car into a light post outside the grass practice field. He tried to drive away, but was stopped by a UH official. Campus security was called, and a report was filed. The driver and the car are fine. The pole is day-to-day.”

    I wonder if this posting will hurt the photographer’s case since he tried to drive away a la “hit and run.” Whoops!

  427. gettingbye August 16, 2008 11:31 pm

    gigi –

    For some reason, the clips are not in order and it starts by playing the 8/15 interview with Whatshisname. And then, if you click on the 8/16 press conference with Zorn, it asks you to register to redskins.com.

    I personally caved, figuring I’ll be visiting the site again… many more times, so why not? Anyway, when the press wants to here about Colt, poor Coach gotta give in and feed those hungry bastards. haha I’m so glad Coach is coming around and giving props to his young star.

  428. gigi-hawaii © August 16, 2008 11:34 pm

    gettingbye, Yes, I went back to the link and got the request to register. Too lazy to do it right now. Maybe next time.

  429. gigi-hawaii © August 17, 2008 12:07 am

    OK, I sent a letter to the editor of Midweek and HSB re Cooke Field. The HA letter box was full, so I will have to send it to them later.

  430. gigi-hawaii © August 17, 2008 12:09 am

    Liz, when I clicked on your link, I got this message —

    “Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The file is either corrupt or the Player does not support the format you are trying to play.”

    How come?

  431. koakane (iPhone) August 17, 2008 12:13 am


    James ana jamie just announced hei or she really is jamie Manu.

    Did it in Haw’n also had a big cheer

    jamie everyone thanks you for commimg out

  432. gigi-hawaii © August 17, 2008 12:15 am

    James must be drunk…
    Is the party still in full swing or is it winding down now?

  433. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 17, 2008 12:23 am

    gigi- try using Quicktime to open the file.

  434. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 17, 2008 12:24 am

    Hey koakane! how’s da partee?

  435. koakane (iPhone) August 17, 2008 12:24 am

    truth is he is glad to be broke back mahu

    just needed some beers and a warm body to express herself

  436. koakane (iPhone) August 17, 2008 12:28 am

    Lizk going into extra innings

    da bomber hard to beat

    homey in fine form and jamie femine side is glowing

  437. gigi-hawaii © August 17, 2008 12:29 am

    Well, drive home safely. I’m tired, so I’ll just say, G’nite, folks!

  438. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 17, 2008 12:34 am

    nitey nite gigi!

    I’m having some caesar salad to keep awake.

    koakane- and speshul songs tonight?

  439. koakane (iPhone) August 17, 2008 12:38 am

    ajoe going brick house

    Esme giving lyn a run for dancing queen

    mark t just left but rob25 still here with hubby

    pride now on dance floor with Esme homey mad now

  440. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 17, 2008 1:00 am

    oooh… sounds like soo much fun!
    I gotta get to sleep soon tho…
    veddy sleepy!

  441. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 17, 2008 1:06 am

    Nitey nite and sweet dreams!

  442. L10pc August 17, 2008 1:31 am

    okay, now I’m really bummed – Esme doing Dancing Queen must be soooo fun 😛

    “you can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life…”

  443. Stretch August 17, 2008 2:07 am

    Back home from a fun filled singing night at Karaoke. I just hope everyone makes it home safely. Good thing there are people willing to drive home the people who can’t drive. Just got a text message that James is home safely.

    Looks like everyone had a good time. Great to meet Caryn K and Kelli M of the Advertiser, Hawaiianbod and Rob25’s hubby, who earned his shotglass (twice).

    Time for me to go sleep and hope I can wake up for a 720 tee time.

  444. Esme August 17, 2008 2:21 am

    Hey, gangies, just checking in as well to say thank you for a great night! So many classic moments. Special thanks to SteveM and Stretch for organizing!

    More in the morning. For now I’m just doing a … me. :mrgreen:

  445. Rob25 August 17, 2008 2:26 am

    We got home safely!

    Thanks to everyone for such a wonderful time…hubby is passed out. I knew that you could bring the party animal out of him. I don’t know where he got those dance moves…

    Thanks to Stretch for the goodies…alcoholic and otherwise.

    Thanks to Bulla…you can be my bartender anytime and Lyn knows how to keep the party going. If I wasn’t the DD, I would have been bombing with all to the end.

    Love you guys…and I know it will make it easier to get through this deployment with family like you.

    Kekoa – My thoughts and prayers go out to your grandson or nephew (I’m sorry I couldn’t hear over all the singing). Here’s to a speedy and successful recovery.

    See you all soon.

  446. Ralph August 17, 2008 2:40 am

    L10pc Stretch paid up front for the KK tonite, connect with him…

  447. koakane™ August 17, 2008 2:52 am

    also checking in and glad to say wafan and hawaiianbod safely home. wreck reported homey back in mililani but will let wreck relay other details latta. mahalo to the bruddah’s who helped ensuring all got home safely.

    good night and sweet dreams

  448. Ralph August 17, 2008 2:52 am

    A very enjoyable evening with the gang at KK. Finally got to hear Esme, she is a wonderful talent, the young lady really rocks…There were many of us who do not sing but we’re there because of the great fellowship of our Tsaiko Nation, thank you ST….

  449. chawan_cut August 17, 2008 2:55 am

    thanks all to made tonight a fun experience.
    nice to finally meet caryn and kelli m.
    hope everyone else had fun as well…

  450. chawan_cut August 17, 2008 2:58 am

    oh yeah, finally got to hear the advertiser idols of esme and caryn. one word. WOW.

  451. SteveM August 17, 2008 3:07 am

    “Thank You” to the everyone who attended the Karaoke Call tonight. Special thanks to Stretch who secured the room for us and making the Krazy Karaoke booking possible. Add the Tsai-kos and friends, have a counter for food, pass out a few microphones, and 5 hours just fly by…

    Bulla’s Bombers were in fine form and escalating in image and numbers–more on that later. Very sleepy. Goodnight everyone!

  452. chawan_cut August 17, 2008 3:23 am

    here’s today’s nfl highlights of the local boys.

  453. Ralph August 17, 2008 3:55 am

    we need to recruit these Jamaican sprinters for our wideouts. 100 meters under 10 seconds…

  454. Ralph August 17, 2008 4:02 am

    Chawan thanks for the sports news, the rest of the KK group will be happy to see your post this morning after their beauty rest.

  455. Joel-Gainesville, FL August 17, 2008 4:17 am

    Colt looked very impressive.
    Anyone know who was the Hawaii quarterback coach for Chang and Brennan?

    Check out Florida’s Defensive Line http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20080816/NEWS/53098729/1016&title=UF_position_breakdown__D_line

    Florida’s D-line is young and many but are not as good as Georgia.

  456. MeiLing August 17, 2008 5:39 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    So happy for Colt on his birthday to have a great showing again. Thanks for the play by play LizK & erryone else. I don’t have time to watch TV or read the blog, cuz I’m trying to get stuff out of this house.

    BHF2: You go get ’em! Write letters to the editors of the papers, make Sadowski’s actions real public. Mahalo for dogging this issue.

    ST ~ You get ’em yet? Send me an email when you do, cuz I don’t have time to read the blog. Mahalo!

    Back to doing an Esme … tappity-tap-tap … off stage left … catch up laterz.

  457. Bulla August 17, 2008 6:07 am

    posts #365,369,370, &398

    that really irritates me……a lot. the reason being is sometimes people always like make pee lau vala ow….(ebonically correct), you know what i mean, like the little boy at the playground who doesn’t get his way.

    you know the story, bwaaaaaaah, bwaaaaaaaaaaaah, bwaaaaaaaah, and the interesting part is when statements are made that are false. upon further review, no credentials as required.

    too go behind ST’s back, and complain to ‘the other guyz’ is nothing short of well, you figure it out. so sad when people feel that they have the ‘upper hand’ because they can send an email……….sheeeeesh, good thing it’s sunday, i gotta go church.

  458. Bulla August 17, 2008 6:14 am

    mei ling,

    last night i was the mix master, went from margarita, to mojito, to moe moe for some, haha.

    good time, i had the blender blending, and also crushing the mint leaves with the lime juice….like the mojito commercial with Esme doing the tantalizing dance moves.

    great night, awesome to see Pride dancing with Esme, mrs bulla, and homey. not often Pride gets to dance with 3 lovelies….

    bulla’s bombers have grown in number, now they are a squadron, based in honolulu…whew, felt like an air raid at KK. haha, and not only uniforms, but they have props……what a night.

    just good to see everyone, getting ready for another season….take care, blessings to all, and be safe

  459. Garret August 17, 2008 6:19 am

    Anyone know who was the Hawaii quarterback coach for Chang and Brennan?


    The QB coach for the 9 years that JJ was at UH was Dan Morrison. He was the QB coach for Chang, Colt, and even Rolo (UH’s current QB coach).

  460. Garret August 17, 2008 6:20 am

    Glad to hear that the K-call was such a blast!

  461. MeiLing August 17, 2008 6:45 am


    Thanks for the K-Kall news! I’ll get there someday!

    Back to the boxes….

  462. bighilofan2 August 17, 2008 6:47 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    good morning. 12 days before I could be sittin next to my friend from Kauai on da goal line in row 37. WOW!!! i should be gettin my Florida Tix anyday now and will update you then. They said they were mailing em out Friday.
    The lesson I’ve learned this season is that if you buy the tickets from the home team, a class team like Florida, they’ll give the visiting team’s athletic dept time to look good to their fans, and will delay mailing out their tix until after the visiting team’s ticket dept mails theirs out first. so my prediction is they’ll be giving me the leftover seats, meaning the ones Hawaii turned back, meaning the upper decks of sections 43, 47. etc. das muy prediction. we’lll see.

  463. Bulla August 17, 2008 6:50 am


    aloha my brother from another mother, haha…so what is going on with the contract for Cooke Field, looks like shibai to me……Denny Sadowski, hmmmmm, think i knew him in the 90’s…….unreal

  464. bighilofan2 August 17, 2008 6:58 am

    Sure enjoy readin about da good fun yu guyz had las nite. so solly i missed dat one.

    A Joe,

    good morning good morning. any vibes from dad yet? 😀 😀
    ahem, yu no…. pssstt… da H …. :mrgreen:
    howz dat fo suttle… :mrgreen; Keaukaha kinnagartn babee!!!! :lol;:


    who da bradda wen pi$$ yu off/? mus be sometime a nice guy cuz yu no menshun his name. i am guessin, cuz da m.o. sounds like a shot name guy.

    bradda, i tink mo betta yu tell ST so sorry yu wen make like a SADOWSKI, not gonna happen again, please forgive me, like dat. look him in day eye and tellz him yu neva gonna be compared to SADOWSKI again. 😀

  465. false cracks August 17, 2008 7:12 am


    whew, brah, long time huh….da valley stay thriving, so i can catch one ride into town for little bit and check da happenings in da world on dis computah

    da taro stay good, bust my okole fixing da patch, and da watah stay mo like playing hide and go seek…but we get ’em, now Ke Akua just gotta open up small kine and let da ua come down on us.

    i tink da 2 guys stay related, dey look like dey related to capt cook, you know da kine, not chocolate, but maybe vanilla? da oddah guy, not Sacowski, stay pretty much one da kine brok mout wanna be kine action…talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, but no one stay for listen to ’em. you know da kine, act all dat, but no mo nothin…….but fo go make pilikia for bruddah ST, no can li dat. couple slaps or cracks, but gotta go, not good for all da odda guyz tryin fo make all good, you know.

    nuf alredy, gotta drink da coffee, stay hot right now and da fresh bread fo brok your mout, ‘cuz mine broken, cheeeeeeeeooooooooooo 🙂

  466. Bulla August 17, 2008 7:14 am


    i hate it when people can’t be straight up…….not cool at all.

  467. bighilofan2 August 17, 2008 7:14 am


    good morning bradda. hangin wit yu an liz has reduced my deeziiiah fo watah test… 😀

    maybe yu tinkin yu a boostah, buy season tickets, goin do one good job on da Cook Field, fix em in 2011 like dat. phffftttt… bradda, yu is all junk kine mouth akshun!!!! yu going be da objeck of all dis releasing agreshun!!!

    my frenz suggest I write letters to the editor. my mudda used to do dat. not dis bradda. my possee gonna write letters. i dialin direk. right here, right now. constant. da coaches, da UHAD, they like make nice for the nation. get real Jimmy D. we gotta squash this guy SADOWSKI. He is in the way. dart board Sadowski tell he no longa in da pikcha. I callin my fren da bigwig tomorrow. callin his relatives. while all da beurowkrats lookin at da paypahz, talkin nice, waitin for dare 0745-1630 jobs fo make dis monumental decision, deciding if dis should be handled in da paypahwork process or court, having meetings, taking forever for figure out if day should go left or right….
    dis bradda is gonna hammah da gang into realizing dat da time fo fix da field is now…
    They gotta akk like Virginia. Gets things done in August 2008. At least make a run for the hole….

    get your fastest typest on da case. put your fastest talkah on da case. put guyz on da case who going work past 7 pm on da case. get this done now.
    stomp SADOWSKI;s challenge…he is the enemy!!!
    he is not a friend of Warrior Nation. his action speaks for itself. Process him.!!!

    Go Warriors!!!!

  468. bighilofan2 August 17, 2008 7:31 am

    False cracks,

    we must be related…. we tink alike… mrgreen;

    so who yu tinkin is da white bread? me, i stick to do stuff dat is real…. SADOWSKI is real… JUNK!!!

    Real name, real junk kine akshun! so who wuz da odda bradda who helpin SADOWSKI make JUNK for Warrior Nation? I fogot his name.

    Yu guyz notice Carl Clapp stay doing good, hanging around? i assuming its all good wit him an da rest of the team. Seems like a really nitce guy everytime i meet him. I hopin he working out good. nuttin like being someplace you no like be, gives off bad vibes to da rest of the team…. so what’s happening with his UCSB offer and with Keith?

    Where does Minato figah in da Sadowski pikcha. I sure hope SADOWSKI doesn’t drag down MINATO. The Cook Field Fix is only a small part of the big UH maintenance picture, but SADOWSKI’S akshun is gonna affek da big pikcha. i’m making it my mission. to grind him out of the way!!!!

    Go Warroirs….

  469. bighilofan2 August 17, 2008 7:49 am

    ho boy,

    can tell when i no use glasses, da typin is atroshus!

    da smilleez neva come out… but yu get da pikcha!

  470. Kekoa August 17, 2008 8:01 am

    BHF ~ My friend, there is nothing more inspiring then waking up after a having a great time with the Tsaiko Ohana, then to have your take on things. And then I read your post this AM with your personal promise of smearing the name of one D. SADOWSKI like Graffiti on a H-1 Freeway sign!

    Whoa braddah!…I was getting ready to call Pauoa Boy to bring in Da Marines! Instead, I’m takin’ the politically correct route and calling my good friends down at Aunty Linda’s puzzle palace to put pressha on your choice of *Baboozka* of the week!

    Meanwhile…D. SADOWSKI…you are in deep kim chee sir! I hope you have an exit strategy to save further shame to your name.

  471. Esme August 17, 2008 8:37 am

    Wha … ?

    *rubbing eyes*

    How is anyone supposed to get any sleep with all the yelling going on in the clubhouse?


    Actually, I’ve been up since 7 — the time my kids’ internal alarm clock apparently was set for today. Zzzzzzzz.

    Just whooshing in for a quick good morning. Back latah for more KK debriefing. Tappity and … OUT. :mrgreen:

  472. Bulla August 17, 2008 8:37 am


    howzit bro, good seeing you last night, i enjoy the quiet time we have together, not often enough, but it speaks volumes. i pray for you and your family, as i held you with my arm across your shoulders, whew, i could feel your pain….i pray for your peace, and for ke Akua’s loving touch to embrace all of your ohana.

    hope you enjoyed the festivities, very festive last night, oh boy. a new squadron of bombers now stationed in the islands, should i let Hickam Air Force know. haha

  473. Esme August 17, 2008 8:40 am

    Bulla, btw … please tell your best girl I said hi. She’s a crazy dancing queen … but she’s also got a beautiful heart of gold. Loved hanging out with her last night. Much aloha to you both!

    Kekoa, was so crazy last night I didn’t get to talk story with you much, but you know I also am keeping you and your ohana in my prayers …

    OK, much more later. :mrgreen:

  474. Bulla August 17, 2008 8:40 am


    whew, you rock girl….haha, hope you got a little rest heee heeee. nice seeing Pride dancing with ‘tinkerbell’ haha

  475. Esme August 17, 2008 8:44 am

    Bulla, haha! Who could resist when Pride got up to shake his groove thang? No way Lyn and I were gonna let him boogie alone!

    *waving to Pride.*, as he’s prolly blushing right now … :mrgreen:

    OK, for real, out this time, and back later. 😀

  476. Bulla August 17, 2008 8:45 am


    it was a blast, now to add to the 5 or 6 F’s in our mantra, we have the 3 M’s…….. margarita, mojito, moe moe……evidenced by only a few.

    missed my assistant uncle Al, but that’s ok….we survived. and i learned how to make mojitos…..Rob25, Homey, Julie…..how were they? what no sound but only loud snoring……i’ll take that as a fantastic!!

    auryte, gotta get ready for rock God’s hale this morning, praise and worship in 85 minutes…….

    friend saw a billboard in LA when his car stalled on the freeway

    If you need help call JESUS 1-888-256-5642

    he did, 20 minutes later a mexican guy showed up with a lawn mower…. ahahahahaha 🙂

  477. Bulla August 17, 2008 8:47 am

    speaking of that,

    Homey, you dancing queen, how’s it shaking this morning? loved the filipino male kahiko dance last night…….was thinking of dropping you off at Venus Night Club, just to see your reaction………..auryte!

  478. bighilofan2 August 17, 2008 8:53 am


    kekoa is right. if you got any smarts, you gotta deploy your exit strategy now… your bradda on da board is gonna wish you wen deploy your exit strategy… come tomorrow morning, dis bradda right here is gonna call for a full on investigation of the bradda on the board, his relationship to you, his party affiliation, yada yada…. we gonna be talkin about how no mattah which party, yu get idiots all ovah da place, BOE, UHwatshername,

    dis is America. we gonna bash you cuz yu deserve da bashin dats here and now….
    its too late to just say you’re getting off da bus…
    you called on da wrath of a protektor of Warrior Nation. by your akshun an da junk kine behine da scenes rules, we gonna expose da behine da scene rules, who made da rule, how da rule makah stay connected to da Gov, which district da rule maykah stay liv, which district yu live. yep.. yu wen choose dat kine fight, so its on bradda, its on…. legal kine…

  479. Jason August 17, 2008 8:53 am

    Filipino male hula kahiko? I think the original title for this blog post is very fitting: “What’s wrong with this picture?” 😛

  480. bighilofan2 August 17, 2008 9:01 am

    What is Dennis Sadowski thinking? That his is the lowest legal bid?

    The “rule” that Dennis Sadowski and the “Board” promoted, was there a public hearing and notice for the rule? Was that rule enacted per HRS Chapter 91? Was that “rule” signed by the governor? Is it a Rule: Tanaka v. DLNR decided 12/31/07, Haw. App Ct. You lose Dennis Sadowski and you’re gonna lose samoa.

    Dennis Sadowski, you’re only exposing yourself to public ridicule day to day! And you’re gonna expose your friend(s) to public ridicule. Their real names are gonna come out in the wash. Is it worth it???

  481. tom mui August 17, 2008 9:02 am


    Let me know when you get the data on the Sadowski stuff – the board chairman, how the specs were drawn up by Sadowski – when he was on the board etc.


  482. Bulla August 17, 2008 9:09 am


    if we went any longer, i was going to bang the chopsticks on the floor for you and mrs bulla to dance the tini kling kling dance.

    that guy pride, he sure looked svelte (homey, that means slim) in his official TSAIKO shirt….back in black…aurrrrrrrryte!!

    had a blast my mojito friend, i think we have a winner…….sorry about the brown stuff, that was the dirt from the mint leaves you ‘borrowed’ from someones house, haha

  483. Bulla August 17, 2008 9:11 am


    time to go rock God’s house….First Assembly of God by Moanalua Kaiser Hospital for anyone who is lost out there…..you should see mrs bulla praise and worship……hallelujah said all the angels….if you can dress for clubbing, you can dress for God….

    i’ll be praying for all the tsaikos……even the ones homey doesn’t like, haha

    that should incite a riot………a hui hou

  484. bighilofan2 August 17, 2008 9:12 am

    UH Big Peeps,

    wat, yu need samoa tutorial? wat yu tryin fo say when yu say da “rule” is only an advisory: Its NOT a rule. So nuff already… get on wit signing da contract for Hamocon, authorize da start up and let Sadowski file an injunction action. He cannot claim you violating a rule. Dat Board advisory is not a rule. you didn’t change anything from what was publicly authorized as a rule… the “advisory” was not a properly promulgated rule so it is not a rule (Tanaka v. DLNR, Yamada v. DLNR decided 12/31/07)that was violated by giving the job to Hamocon. shibai kine delay, das all.

    an if it is a rule, den da “advisory” stuff wuz all shibai, an da Gov going have hell to pay, das all. da next public blass goin be even mo farowshus.

    now I like see some public a$$ whippin pronto….
    You guyz holdin up Warrior Nation’s field fix. dat is da focus: fix da field now!!!!!

  485. Garret August 17, 2008 9:14 am


    I thought I would save you some research and help you with some of your questions. Sadowski was appointed by Lingle in 2004.

    Over 150 Honolulu residents appointed by Gov. Linda Lingle to serve on various state boards and commissions were officially sworn in today at a ceremony held at Washington Place. Chief Justice Ronald Moon presided over the ceremony, which is the first of several to follow across the state. “Serving on a board or commission is one way for the public to actively participate in state government and help improve our communities,” Lingle said in a press release. “We appreciate the members’ willingness to volunteer their time and diverse expertise, and we value the contributions they make to help government be more responsive, efficient and effective.”

    Denny R. Sadowski – Contractors License Board

  486. brew808 August 17, 2008 9:15 am

    KHNL Note: “Applied Surface Technology had the next lowest bid at $883,863. Two other bids were $1.05 million and $.125 million. Hamocon has a C-27 landscape contractor license, and his main competitor Dennis Sadowski, with Applied Surface Technology, has a C-68FF license. Sadowski, who is on the contractors board, complained, and then was assigned the task of reworking the rules, according to the Contractors License Board’s meeting minutes from October 2007. The contractors board is looking into which license is necessary to actually do the job.”

    Applied Surfacing Technology – A Div. of CO-HA Builders, Inc. email
    Applied Surfacing Technology – A Div. of CO-HA Builders, Inc.
    1726 Hau Street
    Honolulu, HI 96819
    Fax: 808-847-6984
    Year joined: 2003

    Dennis Sadowski, Secretary/Treasurer
    Patrick Laughlin, Vice President
    J.W. Fischer, President

    Applied Surfacing Technology, an Hawaiian sport surfacing business since 1977, builds, surfaces & resurfaces tennis courts, playgrounds, running tracks and synthetic turf fields, indoor synthetic surfaces.

  487. Garret August 17, 2008 9:17 am

    Here is testimony on 3/7/08 by Sadowski’s supporters for his reappointment to the Contractors License Board. It is good to know who his friends are when you ask your questions tomorrow!

  488. bighilofan2 August 17, 2008 9:19 am

    We fixed da JUGS so da braddaz could use em now. We gotta fix da field so da braddaz can use em now. Das all.

    Besides, how homey gonna get bettah wit da Filipino kahiko hula akshun? heard he need plenny space fo praktiss swisshen cuz James Jamie Mahu like “praktiss” wit him, huh?!
    😛 😆

    boy, I gotta go church to covah dat taut… 😀

  489. Garret August 17, 2008 9:19 am

    Thank you brew, I was going to go over the info that was released after the bids were in. You highlighted everything that was important, great job!

  490. brew808 August 17, 2008 9:22 am

    King Kalakaua Building
    Mailing address:
    335 Merchant Street
    P. O. Box 541
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96809
    DIRECTOR…………………………………………LAWRENCE M. REIFURTH……………………………………… 586-2850
    DEPUTY DIRECTOR ………………………….RONALD BOYER ……………………………………………………. 586-2855
    FAX: 586-2856
    Administrative Assistant……………………….Garett K. Kashimoto ………………………………………………… 586-7582
    Information Specialist…………………………..Christine Hirasa……………………………………………………….. 586-2622

    Chair/Licensed Member/Maui…………Tady T. Arisumi
    Licensed Members:
    Hawaii……………………………………….Gerald Yamada
    Oahu…………………………………………Anacleto Alcantra
    Neal Arita
    Eric Carson
    Joseph S. Kindrich II
    Randall B.C. Lau
    Ronald K. Oshiro
    Denny R. Sadowski

    Thomas B. Vincent
    Public Members:
    Kauai ………………………………………..William Brown
    Oahu…………………………………………F.M. Scotty Anderson
    Audrey E.J. Ng
    Executive Officer …………………………..Verna Oda………………………………………………………………. 586-2700


  491. bighilofan2 August 17, 2008 9:22 am


    Brew 808,

    thanks guyz. I gonna read up on your stuffs. will report when i find out more.

    10-4 Mr. Mui.

  492. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 17, 2008 9:23 am

    Woo hoo!

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    All dis callin out woke me up! Mo loudah dan the supah fairy and da monkey trees of Kauai.

    ‘as what happens when da bhf2 go to da oddah “bar” instead of a KK!

    ahdunno… new bass guitar, moovin groovin wid da Tsaikettes (and false-Tsaikette xs-homey)… sounds like a comin’ out party is comin’ up!

  493. Garret August 17, 2008 9:30 am

    This report on NBC Sports’ website makes Colt sound like he was kicked out of Colorado for robbing an apartment! I really don’t like how this is worded and it seems pretty far from explaining the actual situation!

    He practically lets his defensive assistants run a separate operation and gives second chances to players with criminal records.

    The latter was a mutually beneficial arrangement at Hawaii, allowing him to accept players such as record-setting quarterback Colt Brennan after he was kicked off the team at Colorado for his involvement in a burglary case that led to a criminal conviction.

  494. A-House August 17, 2008 9:36 am

    Football recruting strategists:

    UH has offered scholarships to the # 1 and #2 high school seniors-to-be in Hawaii.

    One still has interest in playing for Hawaii while the other basically told UH to take a flying leap as he wants to get off this rock and make a name for himself on the mainland.

    What would you do:

    1) pull the offer now and offer it to another player who really wants to play for the Warriors?

    2) pull the offer when a verbal commitment is made to another team?

    3) keep the offer on the table until NLOI day and keep this scholarship open for a player who may make a last minute decision to play for UH?

  495. not far away anymore August 17, 2008 9:39 am

    The name of the Contractor Board chairman is Tady Arisumi .


  496. gigi-hawaii © August 17, 2008 9:53 am

    My letter to the editor —

    How dare Denny Sadowski hold up the repair of Cooke Field! He created a rule to limit bidding to licensees so that he could have an unfair advantage. Fortunately, the University of Hawaii didn’t follow the rule and picked a lower bidder. Sour grapes because his bid did not win, Sadowski wants the contract so badly, he is willing to go to great lengths to postpone the project. Auwe! That’s not right!

    Just when I thought our student-athletes would finally be able to practice on a refurbished field, Sadowski is making sure it does not happen. He is selfish, immature, and a sore loser. Hopefully, the powers that be will rule against his appeal.

  497. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 17, 2008 9:57 am


    Murf’s Take
    “The two biggest names on the night were Favre and Colt Brennan. Since you’ll hear about Brett’s first night in New York everywhere else, I’ll focus on the man they call “Cool Breeze.” Brennan might not look exactly like your prototypical NFL quarterback, but he get results. As one writer put it “All he does is win games.”

    So on his birthday Colt was asked to wait until the end of the game to see some action. The thinking was they wanted to see what he could do in a two-minute drill. Well, Brennan steps up in the face of a blitz and threads the needle. At the same time, rookie tight end Jason Goode beats Jets defensive back James Ihedigbo to the ball and turns upfield for an uncontested score. On a night when the team doesn’t have much to be happy about, the veterans were happy to see the young guns step up and make plays when it counted. So if that’s good enough for them (well, everyone but Rabach and his boredom), then it’s good enough for me.”

    JimmiJo’s Corner

    “The Washington Redskins did not play well enough to win tonight. However, the Jets played well enough to lose and when Jets’ receiver Paul Raymond dropped a sure touchdown with seconds to play and kicker Mike Nugent struck the upright on the field goal attempt, they did just that.

    The Redskins had a subpar performance until the end of the game when quarterback Colt Brennan and the 3rd string offense mounted an effective 2-minute drill that resulted in a 33-yard touchdown pass to Jason Goode. On 2nd and 14, Brennan hit Goode in the middle of the field on a stop pattern. The corner back James Ihedigbo, who had intercepted a Derrick Devine pass in the 2nd quarter, gambled and went for the pick again, trying to jump the route. With Ihedigbo jumping in front of Goode, the middle of the field was left open once Goode cught the ball, turned, and ran into the end zone for the Redskins’ first lead of the game. It would be the game winning score.”

    “Game Balls

    • Rock Cartwright – 90 yards on 6 carries
    • Colt Brennan – 4/5, 79 yards and 1 TD
    • Ryan Boschetti – Good pressure and batted balls
    • Alfred Fincher – 5 tackles and 1 assist to lead the team”

  498. Kelli August 17, 2008 10:00 am

    Thank you everybody for giving me an opportunity to meet some of you. That was pretty cool! I think it’s great how you’ve formed a close group of people who hang out in real life. — that’s really special. I was so surprised and touched with the cake and singing! Thanks to Stretch and chawan_cut for planning it. And mahalo to SteveM and Midori7 for the stickers.

  499. bighilofan2 August 17, 2008 10:33 am

    HO BOY

    Gov. Lingle, sum kine bradda Dennis Sadowski, hun? He no scared pull down Karen Nakamura, Carlton Ching, Lester Fukuda, John Cheung.

    And his buddies on the State Contractor’s License Board: FM SCOTTY ANDERSON, JOE KINDRICH, TADY ARISUMI. What kind of process you guyz using? Make “advisory/rule” without telling da UH process makers of the new “advisory/rule.”

    I saw this a coupla years ago at DLNR. The Appellate Court threw out the new “rule”.

    But meanwhile, SCOTTY ANDERSON, JOE KINDRICH, TADY ARISUMI, you guyz gonna covah for your bradda DENNIS SADOWSKI against Warrior Nation? what would happened today if Sadowski was now tryin for renew his contractor’s license board position in light of his challenge? Don’t yu think the regular peeps would be editorially lynchin da edumacated idjet?

    I like see Roy Ogawa get in dis one… Drag em all down, Dennis Sadowski. Day was all tryin fo help yu cuz yu wuz talkin da guud talk. now yo bad akshuns speakin, an i stay turnin up da volume full blasss!!!

    rememba, da goal is to fix da field now. an for dat Mr. Sadowski, yu in da way! no akk!

    Go Warriors!!!!

  500. XxFaithxX August 17, 2008 10:39 am

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    Number one is what I would pick. Pull that offer now.

    Why? ’cause if you don’t want to play for UH….we will offer to another player that wants too. Why wait and make UH looks desperate and holding on to false hope? Sure, UH and us would love for this local boy to stay home, but he already stated in black and white that he intends to move on, well UH should also before we lose out on another that can contribute.

    I am not bitter that some choose to go away, more power to them that they have the chance to. I just don’t like how some of them come across. Yeah, they are young and might not have the tact to deal with something like this yet, but could he not have said “I was offered to stay at home, but I would want to see how I can do on the mainland and if it is not for me, I hope that UH and Hawai`i can welcome me back”

    Now how hard was that?

    You remeber that Manti Te’o article a week or so ago talking aboout all his offers and stuff? Reading between the lines, IIRC, his father and him intended to “Market” Manti…that, in my mind, feels like hes not staying in Hawai`i, hes gone as well…he looking for an engineering/architecture college…that smells like Pac-10?..UH has no chance, sad to say.

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