Who wants Pro Bowl tickets?

We’re giving away some Pro Bowl tickets.
Great seats ($125 apiece).
If you’re interested in entering the drawing, say: “Please, let me play.”
We’ll draw the winning names during tomorrow’s live videocast of the Warrior Beat.
The live … what?
Yep, we’re going live with an experimental video show tomorrow at noon at your favorite newspaper Web site.
We’ll have a special guest, videos and, of course, prizes.
Best of all, Princess Leila is the co-host.
Please join us.

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You-know-who visited the Manoa campus yesterday.


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Davone Bess, Colt Brennan and Ryan Grice-Mullins shot an ad to promote season-ticket sales for football:


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Colt gets some direction from associate AD John McNamara:


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Davone prepares to change into the shirt commemorating the 100th anniversary of UH football. The shirts are sold at the UH Bookstore.


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I think I forgot to say, “everybody look this way,” before I took the picture.


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Here’s Mana Silva’s son:


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And  here’s yesterday’s championship dodgeball team. MVP Steele Jantz, with the new buzz cut, is  on the left.


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Happy birthday to our Vegas pal — 702warriornation.


  1. C21 February 5, 2009 8:36 am

    please, let me play!

  2. BIGWAVE96744 February 5, 2009 8:38 am

    Aloha new Warriors

  3. Stephen Tsai February 5, 2009 8:38 am

    Of course, you may play. You did say, “Please.”

  4. dubs February 5, 2009 8:40 am

    please, let me play!


  5. Pride. February 5, 2009 8:41 am

    Please, let me play.

  6. Pride. February 5, 2009 8:43 am

    I wonder who the very special guest is? hmmmm. By the way, nice picture of what’s his name, #5 from the Redskins.

  7. chawan_cut February 5, 2009 8:43 am

    Please let me Play!
    can’t wait for the live video tomorrow!

    will the autograph signing still be tomorrow on Kapahulu?

  8. GazooToU! February 5, 2009 8:43 am

    “Please, let me play.”

  9. PONO February 5, 2009 8:44 am

    Please Let Me Play

  10. Pride. February 5, 2009 8:44 am

    I hope Grice-Mullins gets another shot at the “Show”.

  11. Da Punchbowl Kid February 5, 2009 8:44 am

    Top Ten!

  12. Da Punchbowl Kid February 5, 2009 8:45 am

    Almost, anyway…

    Please let me play!

  13. PONO February 5, 2009 8:46 am

    Colt is amazing, he just continues to give back to the community and university. I hope Colt, Bess, Samson, Ikaika, Pisa and others who have cashed NFL paychecks make donations to Na Koa.

  14. Bowzooka February 5, 2009 8:46 am

    Please, let me play.

    Good job covering the football signings.

  15. Da Punchbowl Kid February 5, 2009 8:46 am

    Great pics! Nice to see the “old boys” back in the hood! Aloha to you al!

  16. Da Punchbowl Kid February 5, 2009 8:47 am

    Great pic of the “new boy” baby Silva, too! Cute buggah.

  17. Stephen Tsai February 5, 2009 8:50 am

    I think Colt needs to work on his pinkie extension. That’s a weak shaka.

  18. Stephen Tsai February 5, 2009 8:51 am

    Couple of things about Colt:
    • He said his knee is fine. He showed me the wounds.
    • He’s not changing his throwing motion. When I asked, he did the eye-roll and said: “C’mon now.”

  19. Da Punchbowl Kid February 5, 2009 8:52 am

    Congrats to Steele Jantz and his crew. I wonder if Steele’s arm had anything to do with it. I can imagine there might be potential for serious injury when these guys play dodge ball. 😆

  20. Stephen Tsai February 5, 2009 8:55 am

    Steele also has amazing leaping ability.
    Well, especially for somebody named Steele.

  21. truegreen February 5, 2009 8:56 am

    Please, let me play.

  22. lava February 5, 2009 8:56 am

    This appears to be Toma-watch day. What’s the latest ST?

  23. Justin February 5, 2009 9:00 am

    It would be awesome if Toma picks UH. He will be a great slotback with his quickness and hands.

    Is there any talk of Steele Jantz changing positions?

  24. jojo ® February 5, 2009 9:02 am

    Please, let me play!

    Can we only enter once?

  25. Committed Road Warrior February 5, 2009 9:02 am

    Top tirdy!

    I’m gonna try and watch a replay of yesterday’s news conference if I have time. A belated congrats to all of the signees both for UH and those mainland-bound.

  26. C21 February 5, 2009 9:03 am

    haha thanks ST always use the magic word

  27. djmitcho February 5, 2009 9:07 am

    Good Morning All! So does everyone have a LOI hangover today?
    Welcome to all the new Warriors!

  28. labrat February 5, 2009 9:07 am

    Little Silva has that linebacker look in his eyes.

    Hail to the Redskin!!!!!!!

    Davone has been hitting the weights

    I did not know Jantz was in a boy band.

  29. rog February 5, 2009 9:09 am

    any news on where Roby Toma may end up

  30. niho mano February 5, 2009 9:10 am

    st…. do you have a list of the (15 out of 93) football players that made the cut for the walk on try outs?…congrats to all the new recruits and think wac champions.

  31. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc February 5, 2009 9:15 am

    Please let me play.

  32. myki February 5, 2009 9:17 am

    Good morning Stephen,

    Please, let me play!

  33. g-nalo February 5, 2009 9:19 am

    good morning all!

    yep gotta give credit to ALL those who give back, mahalo again to anthony carter.

    the recruit class looks good and we know the Coaches will do their jobs on the field. also good to read some of these guys will take the time on academics, i can only imagine how HARD it is to do both?

  34. al™ February 5, 2009 9:21 am

    Please, let me play.”

  35. #2 February 5, 2009 9:21 am

    Please, let me play.

  36. g-nalo February 5, 2009 9:22 am

    don’t know if i’ll be able to get the video here but good thing its during lunch…..ow-ah……….

  37. #1 February 5, 2009 9:22 am

    Please, let me play

  38. da boss February 5, 2009 9:23 am

    “Please, let me play.”

  39. Uce2 February 5, 2009 9:23 am


    “Please, let me play.”

    Thank you.

  40. mouthwash February 5, 2009 9:24 am

    please, let me play

  41. roysan16 February 5, 2009 9:26 am

    on a notre dame message board

    I found this posts to be funny

    Notre Dame will return to glory in 2011, in Urban Meyer’s 2nd year.

    over the last 12 years ND has compiled a record 85-62

    ND flops next year-Weis will be out

    although as other national columnists have ND as a top ten team next year IDK…maybe

    but with MT now going to ND I’ll definitely watch a few games

    how much of a influence in his decision i wonder of ND playing in the Hawaii Bowl and MT having been seen at the ND practices. I wonder if a positive bond was established then.

  42. al ™ February 5, 2009 9:26 am


    #2 saw rgm and bess at a local pub recently. he said that rgm was telling him that he had a tryout going on this year. sorry to say that #2 couldn’t remember which team because he couldn’t make out what he was saying at that point.

    rgm’s biggest fan seems to be bess. bess kept telling them that if it weren’t for his hammy he would have hooked up with a team.

  43. Stretch February 5, 2009 9:28 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Congratulations and Welcome to the new Warriors.

    Please let me play… wait, I don’t think it’s a good idea. Game starts at 1130 and with the festivities the night before, not sure I will be able to wake up and get to the game.

  44. Kazz February 5, 2009 9:30 am


    The only ones who stick out the pinkie all the way out to make a shaka are the ones trying too hard!

    Seriously tho, it’s surreal to see Colt, Davone, and Grice-Mullins on the NEW turf at Ching Field.

  45. pocho February 5, 2009 9:34 am

    “please let me play”

  46. djmitcho February 5, 2009 9:39 am

    Happy Birthday 702warriornation

  47. Pride. February 5, 2009 9:39 am

    Thanks Al.

  48. sjmacro February 5, 2009 9:39 am

    Please let me play.

    Good morning ST and all Tsai-kos.

  49. (Jesse) James February 5, 2009 9:41 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…dang..long time no see…I’m still alive…but barely…

    Will see lots of you on Saturday….

    Cool shot of the new turf…and the youngest warrior is too cute….LOL

    Talk later…gotta run for now.

  50. mryoshi13 February 5, 2009 9:49 am

    please let me play!

  51. Stephen Tsai February 5, 2009 9:51 am

    You should just stay up all night.

  52. Stretch February 5, 2009 9:57 am

    ST – no can handle anymore, getting old

  53. jm2375 February 5, 2009 9:57 am

    Please, let me play.

  54. 808Chef February 5, 2009 9:58 am

    Please let me play!

    Oh wait…did you say you were throwing in 2 rt plane tickets to Hawaii AND 2 pro bowl tickets? Hell ya!

    Oh wait…only 2 pro bowl tickets.

    Please…I like play … but cannot.

  55. Stephen Tsai February 5, 2009 10:05 am

    By the way, they’re in the blue seats (protected from the sun, rain and NFA’s anti-cheer rants).

  56. TOM February 5, 2009 10:05 am

    Please Sir, may I have more?
    oops – wrong wording

    Please, let me play

  57. AZWARRIOR22 February 5, 2009 10:09 am

    Please let me plan and send me airline tickets too 🙂

  58. mryoshi13 February 5, 2009 10:11 am

    dying to hear about where toma is headed. probably just wishful thinking. saw that espn gave uh no love for their “top non-bcs recruiting classes.” blegh.

  59. mctruck February 5, 2009 10:12 am


    Just wondering if that last photo was ALL “grey-shirts” o-what????

  60. mauiwarrior February 5, 2009 10:15 am

    Please, let me play

  61. Stretch February 5, 2009 10:17 am

    ST – if the seats were in the brown, next to the coaches box, I would stay up all night and go straight to the game

  62. flyinmanatee February 5, 2009 10:20 am

    Please, let me play

  63. A-House February 5, 2009 10:21 am

    Please let me play – don’t know why cause I won’t go if I win – will donate tickets to…………..

    ST, good neighbor:

    Are the “rules” to using Cooke Field now been established? Who can use and when? hours of operation?

    Any possibility of “adding” recruiting to tony Tuioti’s job description or is it a NO NO by the NCAA? If so, why should they dictate to a school what a position description shall or shall not include?

    Hawai athletes going away: their “intent” may be to represent Hawaii, but the reality is they will forever be referred to what school they attended and not Hawaii if they move to the next level — the only way to truly represent Hawaii is to play for Hawaii and all who make reference to the player will say, “Hawaii” or “University of Hawaii”. That being said, we wish them all the very best in whatever they pursue in the future.

  64. Stephen Tsai February 5, 2009 10:22 am

    The dodgeball champs are Tundakatz.
    Captain: Defensive tackle Tuika Tufaga.
    Members: Safety Mana Silva, offensive tackle Ray Hisatake, quarterback Steele Jantz, guard Raphael Ieru, wideout Royce Pollard, defensive end Elliott Purcell, linebacker Art Laurel, wideout Troy Lauduski, offensive lineman Daniel Otineru, and Hogan Rosehill.

  65. Stephen Tsai February 5, 2009 10:24 am

    I think this year’s class of Mainland-bound players is different.
    At least nobody can say they were snubbed.
    I mean, even Bailey last year couldn’t make that claim since he was offered preferred walk-on status.

  66. Mei Ling February 5, 2009 10:30 am

    Hau’oli la Hanau, 702warriornation!!!

  67. Mei Ling February 5, 2009 10:32 am

    Please, let me play.

    Tanks, eh, ST.

    Good fun to see the pics of the guys. I picked up a 100th anniversary t-shirt at Murphy’s last night. Hung w/ JaM, sj-macro & Myki.

  68. owen-16 February 5, 2009 10:33 am

    please let me play, i no like be one loser this whole year too

  69. Jus' Lrkn February 5, 2009 10:33 am

    Please, let me play

  70. roysan16 February 5, 2009 10:38 am

    national recruiter of the year?

    i’ve read where the ucla OL coach was here four times last month in the re pursuit of kapoleis stan h. and the utah prep lineman Xavier Su’a Filo was a huge pick up for Ucla.++ 3 other 3 star OL

    so definitely UCLA did unexpectedly well

    including 3 4 star DBs ( this is huge in stopping USC-when OSU beat USC this year it was partly because of the play of the OSU secondary stopping the passing game.)

    credit to who on the UCLA staff? the OL coach, the HC, or Norm C?

  71. Garret February 5, 2009 10:44 am


    I believe that Bess is correct–if RGM didn’t have a hamstring injury during training camp, he would have been with the Texans last season.

  72. al ™ February 5, 2009 10:45 am

    st….can you give us more info on the walk-ons now in camp, those invited in the fall, etc.

    for example: Hogan Rosehill

  73. AlaWaiPipeLayer February 5, 2009 10:46 am

    Please, let me play.

  74. Garret February 5, 2009 10:47 am

    Any possibility of “adding” recruiting to tony Tuioti’s job description or is it a NO NO by the NCAA? If so, why should they dictate to a school what a position description shall or shall not include?


    This is an NCAA regulation. Only coaches can recruit off-campus and each team has a limited number of coaches. If UH wants to have Tony Tuioti recruit on campus, they can give him one of the open coaching positions.

    Your argument here against the rule is actually *bad* for UH. If you think about it, richer schools would hire dozens of coaches for recruiting purposes only (for example, hiring coaches from schools were top recruits played) if they could and UH could not afford to match that. This way the number of recruiters is even no matter what the school’s recruiting budget.

  75. Garret February 5, 2009 10:54 am


    I think you misunderstood my point. I think that Mac and the UH coaches did things the *right* way! My post was not a criticism of their actions…I just wanted to post about how fans shouldn’t claim purity in the recruiting actions of schools. UH did seem to bring in several recruits that were committed to other schools (McKay right after he committed to UCLA, Jray, etc.), something that others claim is bad only when other schools do it to UH commits.

    One scenario: Would it be wrong for Mac to call a 2010 local recruit in September who committed to another school over the summer to see if he would be interested in UH recruiting him? UH would back off if the recruit wasn’t interested but UH would recruit the player if given the invitation. I say that is *not* a wrong thing to do. However, others have given blanket statements that UH shouldn’t initiate the recruiting of a committed recruit.

    That is the last I’ll say on the subject because I don’t want my comments to be seen as negative towards UH or other posters.

  76. al ™ February 5, 2009 10:55 am

    rgm will make somebody’s team this year. davone’s success will open doors for him.

    i just hope j. rivers can get a shot, provided that he takes training a bit more seriously.

    it would be good to have four wr’s from one year in the big show. (not forgetting about cj at buffalo (was it?).

  77. Garret February 5, 2009 10:56 am

    This recruit apparently picked his school by a coin flip. I couldn’t imagine being a coach at West Virginia after they worked so hard in recruiting the player but lost via a coin flip…

    Just before making his final decision, the Winslow Township High School senior football player flipped a quarter given to him by principal Glen Jackson.

    Heads – West Virginia.

    Tails – Rutgers.

    An All-South Jersey linebacker this past season and a three-year captain for the Eagles, Glaud will attend Rutgers. He put on a Scarlet Knights hat right after the coin landed on tails.

    “I told my brother (Shariff) that it was between Rutgers and West Virginia. Mr. Jackson asked me if I wanted to flip a quarter. I guess he thought I was joking, but I was serious. It landed on tails, so we’re a Scarlet Knight now. I was really undecided.”

  78. al ™ February 5, 2009 10:57 am

    one of the cute comments by mack yesterday was that he wanted tony t. to stay put as the player developement director because he was doing such a great job in spite of tony’s eventual desire to coach again.

  79. Kazz February 5, 2009 10:59 am

    Mei Ling:

    February 5th, 2009 at 10:32 am
    Please, let me play.

    Tanks, eh, ST.

    Good fun to see the pics of the guys. I picked up a 100th anniversary t-shirt at Murphy’s last night. Hung w/ JaM, sj-macro & Myki.

    I decided to pass by Murphys after getting out of work to check out what kind of crowd they had and it looked like the festivites were dying down. So I just parked my car to check out the merch tent and ran into Jack Flash and his boys.

    Also saw Coach Mack, JD, McNamara and Clapp mingling with the fans that were left.

    But yeah I managed to pick up some 100-year anniversary merch considering they were at a lower price.

  80. Garret February 5, 2009 11:00 am


    RGM put up great stats in the CFL, including in the playoffs, which is great for his prospects. His health is the key because the NFL won’t wait for undrafted free agents to heal.

    I wish Jason Rivers luck, but he might have to play one season with the Shock and get his body ready (back problems if I remember right) for his next shot.

    CJ was with Buffalo last season and I’m sure he’ll be in the NFL again.

    It is too bad that Miami doesn’t need anymore slot receivers…Bess would be able to recommend RGM. I still cannot believe that Miami had just *3* receivers in their playoff game…I think they had the same number of TEs that day!

  81. fiveost8 February 5, 2009 11:06 am

    Please, let me play!

  82. hoohiki February 5, 2009 11:07 am

    Please let me play?

    How many times can we post to increase our chances?

  83. UH808 February 5, 2009 11:08 am

    Please, let me play.

    It bodes well for UH that Toma still has not decided… I could see him in a Warrior uniform!

  84. al ™ February 5, 2009 11:10 am

    stan mckay already had a visit scheduled and he came before his decsion was finalized. i think he was sincere in visiting hawaii as a viable option. same with tepa.

    there were some who came and got the thumbs down by the boys. it is why they were not offered or wanted.

    if they were offered then mack did commit to them. in one or two cases, it turned out that the one that got away was all for the good.

  85. al ™ February 5, 2009 11:13 am

    uh808…..did you forget to add “fan” to your name? is it her son?

  86. Garret February 5, 2009 11:13 am


    I had heard that Tony Tuioti still wanted to coach when he took the UH position. If he’s going to leave his position for coaching, I hope that he becomes a coach at UH instead of some other school! I would hate for a Pac-10 school or some other school to hire him as a coach and put him in charge of recruiting Hawaii players…

    UH has 2 openings now, I wonder if things could be moved around to get him one of those spots. If he’ll wait a few years, there are often openings created in coaching staffs and UH could move him over then.

  87. kawendy7569 February 5, 2009 11:14 am

    “Please, let me play.”
    Did I tell you I love reading the Warrior Beat? aswell as all the fun comments from the Tsaiko’s. Well I do….(I’m not just saying that to increase my chances of winning, but it doesn’t hurt 🙂 Sidenote: If I do win I’ll have a great excuse to call out sick from work. Help me, Help you

  88. al ™ February 5, 2009 11:14 am

    cj recently signed a contract with buffalo for 2009. hopefully he can impress and make the active roster. i think his family is still in hawaii.

  89. Garret February 5, 2009 11:15 am


    I know that McKay’s visit was scheduled before he committed to UCLA, but UH could have canceled the visit if it wished to draw a line in the sand on the issue. Bringing him in was the right thing to do…but I bet the reaction would have been different here if a recruit had a scheduled trip to another school that he took after committing to UH!

  90. al ™ February 5, 2009 11:15 am

    tony’s not moving.

  91. 3-Prong February 5, 2009 11:15 am

    “Please, let me play.”

  92. Garret February 5, 2009 11:16 am

    Please, let me play…and give the tickets to my parents if I win.

  93. Garret February 5, 2009 11:17 am


    One important thing to note about preseason is that if CJ impresses then and Buffalo tries to put him on the practice squad again, any NFL team can grab CJ if they put him on their active roster.

  94. SailorBlue February 5, 2009 11:19 am

    Great recruit day yesterday. Good job by Coach Mack and company.

    Doris – feet feel any betta today?

    Please, let me play!

  95. conor February 5, 2009 11:22 am


    What did Ryan Grice-Mullins have to say about his future yesterday? I think if Bess can succeed in the NFL, then so can him!

  96. King Katonk February 5, 2009 11:22 am

    Please, let me play…

    You know Asians are when it comes to free stuff.

    Speaking about recruiting the process itself has gotten out of control. With all of the YouTube videos, blogs and reviews these kids are scrutinized more than ever before; especially when it comes to those high prized players. If they don’t produce within a couple of years those same supporters become ruthless critics. Ask any Penn State fan about QB Anthony Morelli and they’ll rip this kid like he’s a convicted felon.

    Although college football is big business we still must remember these young men are still teenagers. Props to Coach Mack for emphasizing the “student” in student/athlete.

  97. al ™ February 5, 2009 11:28 am

    stan mckay visited hawaii 1-9-09
    he visited ucla on 1-16-09
    he committed to ucla on 1-21-09

  98. SteveM February 5, 2009 11:29 am

    Now listing potluck items on my Tsai-ko web page. Please post or email what you are bringing (if any). Current count is 52.

    Saturday, February 7, 2009
    7:30 PM – 12:30 AM
    Krazy Karaoke (1308 Young Street)

    We have the big (green) room at Krazy Karaoke for 55 people. Mahalo to Stretch for the arrangements and putting down the required deposits!

    Please continue to RSVP on the blog or email SteveM.

    We look forward to seeing new Tsai-kos and Esme’s moms at one of our first major parties of 2009. Singing not required, 🙂 but our Tsinging lineup is pretty good!

    • $15 per person for the room/karaoke
    • BYOB
    • Bring food/goodies (potluck–like indoor tailgate)
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

  99. July Jones February 5, 2009 11:29 am

    please let me play

  100. July Jones February 5, 2009 11:30 am

    Is RGM playing anywhere right now?

  101. kama krab February 5, 2009 11:32 am

    Howzit Everybody,

    Now that 2009 recruiting is pretty much over I would like to see Tony T. given the D-Tackle coaching position and Stutz given the WR coaching position. To fill Tony T’s recruiting position I would bring in Doris S. JMO

  102. cheepono February 5, 2009 11:32 am

    “Please, let me play.”

  103. kama February 5, 2009 11:36 am

    I thought mac already gave stutz a full time gig. that is why he left saint louis high.

  104. Stretch February 5, 2009 11:39 am

    al ™:
    February 5th, 2009 at 11:13 am
    uh808…..did you forget to add “fan” to your name? is it her son?

    Blame the son?? Is that the golden rule when making a mistake in the name??

  105. al ™ February 5, 2009 11:42 am

    toma is a gamer. reminds me of stutz1. not that big, not that fast, but, has all the intangibles. you know the localboy biletnikoff type.

  106. al ™ February 5, 2009 11:43 am

    i would think that doris serves all of hawaii better in what she is doing right now. being hired by the university will limit her in the number of lives she can touch. after all, she would have to serve the hand that feeds her.

    however, for all she does, realize that she doesn’t have a paycheck from it.

    oh yes donations are accepted at http://www.pacificathleticalliance.com/
    or email doris at doris@pacificathleticalliance.com

  107. roysan16 February 5, 2009 11:45 am

    yesterday morning i’m listening to bobby c. show. And he’s talking to a USC journalist/insider. And basically for about 5 minutes all we hear is the usc insider basically counting his chickens before they hatched. And it was big time boasting and raving about securing manti to USC. He even goes on to talk about how ken norten, the usc lb coach, would do this and this and blah, blah with manti T. Even was mentioning about how important it was that manti T visited the last weekend . And then Bobby dropped the bomb on him.

    “Sorry to interrupt you all… but we have this breaking news of where manti’s going to play his college ball”.Bobby clears his throat and their was an enunciation of how he relayed the info the the listeners , maybe, or it seemed that way to the ones listening. And says,” Manti T is going to Notre Dame”.

    For a second everything must have seemed so surreal to the USC insider. There was an awkward silence, which was understandable.

    Later in the show, Bobby C alluded to that moment, saying (I hope I’m not misinterpreting what he said) it felt strange (or did he say it was good?) in being the bearer of bad news.

  108. al ™ February 5, 2009 11:46 am

    stretch…..yup. you know the game. (thanks for reminding me again)

    about time you and stretchette get that going on in your lives.
    the kid would be spoiled by all his uncles and aunties.

  109. al ™ February 5, 2009 11:47 am

    kama are you kama krab’s son?
    i thought you were only 1 year old?

  110. al ™ February 5, 2009 11:48 am

    wow, its lunch hour already.

    darn we should have made plans for a cc. heck, its been two weeks since i’ve eaten at camellia’s.

  111. labrat February 5, 2009 11:49 am

    Mack said that he knows who he is going to hire. so who is he going to hire?

  112. nowexcel February 5, 2009 11:55 am

    “Please, let me play.”

  113. Beowulf213 February 5, 2009 11:56 am

    Hi all, just passing through……Hey al, CJ’s family is with him in Mississippi. They left Hawaii with him last December and they now have a new addition to the family…a little girl…

  114. Kazz February 5, 2009 12:02 pm

    Aloha Beowulf213,

    Good to see you on the blog again!

    How is the entire Patek clan doing? How is Jake?

  115. al ™ February 5, 2009 12:03 pm

    yo beowulf213, voice from the past. good to hear from you folks.

    i heard that the hawthorne’s had a little girl. a family member worked the mrs. great to hear that they are all together again. what a nice family they are.

    how’s jakey doing? what are his plans?

  116. djmitcho February 5, 2009 12:04 pm

    I will keep everyone updated on how Jason Rivers and Hercules Satele does with the Spokane Shock this season, since I have season tix. They have a pre-season game on March 18th which is in the middle of their training camp, so I guess that will be the first report I will give.

  117. Kazz February 5, 2009 12:06 pm


    I’d pay to see the look on Pete Carroll’s face when Te’o put on the Notre Dame hat!

  118. OldDiver February 5, 2009 12:07 pm

    Concerning recruiting a player after they have given a verbal. This is not a black and white situation. Letting a player know you are interested in them after they verbal another school gives them a choice, which is a good thing. Putting bear hug type pressure on them is another.

  119. Beowulf213 February 5, 2009 12:09 pm

    Jake’s in Arizona training for the April 2nd proday. He’s training at the same facility as Josh Leonard, Francis Maka and another Hawaii alumni named Vaka. It’s the same place CJ trained last year. This year he will be at his best and ought to test very well. He’s doing his part, the rest is up to you know who. 🙂

  120. roysan16 February 5, 2009 12:09 pm

    of the incoming recruits- and not to slight anyone other recruit

    just the players I like by watching their film

    and judging their potential as how they look on film

    I really like schutter– QB, Benson M– OG.

    and quite frankly I thought any of the two could have been stolen by the PAC-10 or WAC, especially benson (who was offered by calif. and wash.). Or any of the 3 QB recruits being persuaded to the service academies/or the WAC. So I was very happy to see them signing with Hawaii. For weeks, maybe months, I purposely didn’t write something like,” I hope no other teams are going after benson M or schutter”, as not wanting to tip off the other recruiters.

    Come three-four years from now I’d be very surprised if these two are not household names. JMO.

  121. Taylor C February 5, 2009 12:10 pm

    Please, let me play.

  122. Stephen Tsai February 5, 2009 12:12 pm

    On RGM:
    It appears he might be returning to Canada unless he gets an NFL offer.
    He got hurt with the Texans, and he didn’t get into any games with Chicago. He wanted to get in, just so there would be some film.
    He then went to Canada, and tore it up on the practice squad.
    They promoted him for the final three regular season games, and he ended up displacing a starter in the lineup. He had a 100-yard game in the regular season and in the playoffs.
    He looks fit.

  123. al ™ February 5, 2009 12:15 pm

    beowulf…..praying for jake to do well!

    has it been 3 1/2 years since he, gerard lewis, and myron newberry made up the “texas connection”? and their legacy continues, although i was a bit disappointed that we didn’t get more blinn buccaneers this year.

    ah, but we did land a pair of their cross state rivals from navarro didn’t we.

  124. Stephen Tsai February 5, 2009 12:15 pm

    By the way, the tickets are laminated, so if you don’t go to the game, they’ll make excellent coasters.

  125. Stephen Tsai February 5, 2009 12:16 pm

    Uh, Al, it’s only been 14 months.

  126. Beowulf213 February 5, 2009 12:22 pm

    al, it hasn’t been that long! and we called them the Texas oreo or the three amigos. The last game they played was the Sugar Bowl. Jake didn’t play in the 2008 football season, but he was there finishing up school and helping out the team as a student manager. I saw where Gerad and Myron were on the new Texas football league for x college players. United gridiron football league I think it is called. Jacob applied for that but didn’t get picked. We believe there are other plans for him in the works.

  127. al ™ February 5, 2009 12:23 pm

    qb’s….of the three, one will surface as the third qb come september.
    the other two may redshirt.
    one may leave in a year or two.
    in one or two years one will be the starter.

  128. al ™ February 5, 2009 12:25 pm

    well, i was dating it back to when the oreos first came to town with their ten gallon hats and smoking guns. wasn’t that the summer of 2006?

    you guys are getting old like stretch.

  129. Irse February 5, 2009 12:27 pm

    Please let me play

  130. UH808 February 5, 2009 12:27 pm


    No, I’m not FanUH808’s son nor am I related to her… just another alumni of UH.

  131. al ™ February 5, 2009 12:32 pm

    her name is “uh808fan” you could be mistaken.

    so you could be, “uh808alum”

  132. al ™ February 5, 2009 12:32 pm

    or “annodahalum”

  133. Beowulf213 February 5, 2009 12:32 pm

    You’re right al, they first played in the 06 season

  134. Ralph February 5, 2009 12:33 pm

    Please, let me play

  135. onarock February 5, 2009 12:33 pm

    “Please, let me play”

  136. Bulla February 5, 2009 12:33 pm

    Congrats to all the student athletes yesterday, with UH signing the most…anybody want to guess who signed the most recruits after UH…….pretty interesting……c’mon, guess.

  137. SteveM February 5, 2009 12:34 pm

    Hi Beowulf213!. Any plans to be in Las Vegas on Sept 18-19, 2009 for the UH-UNLV game? Probable Friday night Tsai-ko Get-together and a tailgate on the 19th. More info at:


  138. Bulla February 5, 2009 12:37 pm


    did your #2 call me yesterday, i was in/out mtgs all day and phone was going off. i thought i talked to him, it was re: racquetball stuff.

    if he did call, i forget when he told me he leaves for america, can you refresh my memory? mahalo!!

  139. UH808 February 5, 2009 12:39 pm

    any you can be “al pants pooper”. Trademark, of course.

  140. J-Dog February 5, 2009 12:41 pm

    How many times does a former player get to attend their school’s pro day?

    Good luck to mr. Patek.

  141. J-Dog February 5, 2009 12:42 pm

    That was a nice coup of local boys that Weber St. got.

  142. homey ℞ February 5, 2009 12:45 pm

    February 5th, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Blame the son?? Is that the golden rule when making a mistake in the name??


  143. Da Punchbowl Kid February 5, 2009 12:45 pm

    Howzit Beowulf213! Hope everything’s well with you and yours. My prayers for Jake in his pro efforts.

  144. kama krab February 5, 2009 12:46 pm

    Congrats to Weber St. for picking up all those boys from Hawaii. Looks like Coach McBride is building this program for a National Title run in 1-AA. Good luck to the beasts and the new players going to Weber. Oh and congrats to you Bulla.

  145. kama krab February 5, 2009 12:48 pm


    Please, let me play

  146. homey ℞ February 5, 2009 12:54 pm

    Bulla is a great recruiter!

    I play when I want to.

  147. al ™ February 5, 2009 12:54 pm

    okay…no more name calling.

  148. Beowulf213 February 5, 2009 12:56 pm

    Thanks everyone for your well wishes for Jacob. And thanks SteveM for the invite. I don’t know what we will be doing in Sept., but if we are in Las Vegas I will let you know. Tsaiko tailgates bring back a lot of good memories.

  149. Bulla February 5, 2009 12:59 pm

    it is apparent that there is more exposure of local athletes and their abilities on the field. if they are able to maintain a decent gpa and be of good character, the sky is the limit.

    coach mcbride is investing in the future of their school, using the talent we have here in hawaii, same as he did at Utah. not everyone can play for UH, plain fact, simple math. we wish all the best for the Warriors in their coming season, and years to follow.

    if a student athlete has an opportunity to get an education that is paid for by the institution who wants him for his/her athletic ability….Praise God!!!

    we have far too many kids in hawaii who are not given the chance, for one reason or another, and who is the ultimate loser besides that student? Us, Hawaii, our society, our community as a whole lose out on what ‘might’ve been’.

    to all the student athletes blessed with the chance to further their education, God Bless and God Speed. if you have to leave Hawaii, represent and remember your roots….always.

  150. rocky February 5, 2009 1:01 pm

    I am looking for bullwinkle. Why did he run away?

  151. Bulla February 5, 2009 1:02 pm

    and mahalo for all of the kind words and support…for those of you who know me, i am all for student athletes getting to college and getting their degrees…..wherever they go, focus on the task at hand, execute, and done in the spirit of excellence…….always.

    kk should be fun, expecting a watercress reunion in the back corner of the room again………..

  152. al ™ February 5, 2009 1:03 pm

    homey…..did you sneak off to thelma’s?

  153. lil's February 5, 2009 1:03 pm

    Please, let me play

  154. Rob25 February 5, 2009 1:03 pm

    Please, let me play!!

    And then please, let me win!!

  155. Rob25 February 5, 2009 1:04 pm

    Please, let me play.

    Don’t want to miss out because I used incorrect punctuation.


  156. Tai February 5, 2009 1:07 pm

    Please, let me play!

  157. homey ℞ February 5, 2009 1:13 pm

    al – no Thelma’s but I did try the new Golden Coin in Wahiawa…I rather have Thelma’s. Also, no sighting of Loa in Wahiawa. No sighting of Hawaiianbod too…when I was in Aiea.

  158. homey ℞ February 5, 2009 1:15 pm

    Well well, Rob25 is in the house. What you bringing Saturday?

  159. (Jesse) James February 5, 2009 1:16 pm

    Okay okay…

    Please let me play….

    Rob25…How ’bout dem Steelers….!!!! MWAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHA

  160. D February 5, 2009 1:16 pm

    Please, let me play!

  161. homey ℞ February 5, 2009 1:16 pm

    Yesterday was the first day to put down $50 for new football season ticket holders.

  162. homey ℞ February 5, 2009 1:18 pm

    (J)J – Yeah, how about them Steelers!

  163. homey ℞ February 5, 2009 1:23 pm

    For those who didn’t see Chad Lopati’s highlights:


  164. Stretch February 5, 2009 1:24 pm

    everyone check out the homepage of HA and watch the video….

  165. Da Punchbowl Kid February 5, 2009 1:25 pm

    But what do you guys think of the Steelers?!

  166. Kazz February 5, 2009 1:27 pm

    Mahalo Beowulf for the update on your son!

    Hope all is well with the rest of the family!

  167. homey ℞ February 5, 2009 1:27 pm

    DPK – It’s for us to know and you to find out.

  168. (Jesse) James February 5, 2009 1:28 pm

    DPK….all I can say is “Six Pack” babeeee!!!! Okay…almost pau lunch….

  169. Da Punchbowl Kid February 5, 2009 1:29 pm

    What team has the second most after the “Six Pack”?

  170. homey ℞ February 5, 2009 1:30 pm

    Stretch – ST reminds me of John Belushi.

  171. Nalani February 5, 2009 1:30 pm

    Please let me play! (Even though our team The Raiders won’t have anybody good in the game!)

  172. Da Punchbowl Kid February 5, 2009 1:30 pm

    Besides the Steelers anyway?

  173. al ™ February 5, 2009 1:31 pm

    Tai…..don’t i know you?

  174. homey ℞ February 5, 2009 1:31 pm

    DPK – I can think of the Cowboys and the 49’rs.

  175. SteveM February 5, 2009 1:32 pm


    Only 1 bunch of watercress, please!
    Do not overfeed Bulla — unpredictable results occur.
    Mayo OK.

  176. Bulla February 5, 2009 1:40 pm


    sounds like i’ll be grazing back there, no worries, should be a blast for all that are there….whew, long time no see everyone, gonna be a hit parade all night long……

    hit the one on the left, hit the one on the right….haha

  177. Bulla February 5, 2009 1:41 pm


    did you hear ESPN talking about Manti’s younger cousin in the 8th grade, supposed to be just as big but quicker than Manti…….

    his name is Pony………awesome kid

  178. BIGWAVE96744 February 5, 2009 1:41 pm

    “Hulk” Hogan Rosehill, son of Olin, seemed really athletic while on the Kam-BI Bball team. Did he go anywhere immediately after HS? Like AL, I too am interested in his progress

  179. Bulla February 5, 2009 1:42 pm

    i guess he ‘runs with the wind’ so to speak huh?

  180. kama krab February 5, 2009 1:43 pm

    Eh SteveM,

    I just left you an email for info on the LV trip. Please let me know. Thanks

  181. al ™ February 5, 2009 1:46 pm

    not so good news……….


  182. protector February 5, 2009 1:49 pm

    Please, let me play. Mahalo!

  183. Kazz February 5, 2009 1:52 pm

    I thought I’d share this with everyone.

    Yesterday I posted a copy of a letter I sent to Coach Mack in addition to thanking him and his staff on the effort they displayed in recruiting this past year.

    There is no way I would have been able to thank all those kids in person for signing on to play for Hawaii so I had humbly asked him to “pass” the message along to his new players.



    February 4th, 2009 at 5:54 pm
    Dear Kamalani Alo, T.J. Alofipo, Kalanai Brackenridge, Rodney Bradley, Aaron Brown, George Daily-Lyles, Lametrius Davis, Chizzy Dimude, David Graves, Alex Green, David Hafoka, Tank Hopkins, Joey Iosefa, Brett Leonard, Chad Lopati, John Lister, Jordan Loeffler, Benson Ma‘afala, Marcus Malepeai, Veni Manu, Zach Masch, Corey Nielsen, Deondre Powell, Cayman Shutter, Destin Stewart, Billy Ray Stutzmann, Aulola Tonga, Michael Wadsworth, and Chauncy Winchester-Makainai,

    On behalf of Warrior fans and boosters I would like to thank all of you for believing in the cause.

    At one point or another some, if not all, of you have “second-guessed” your decisions prior to sending Coach McMackin your letters of intent and we do not blame you. For the mainland kids, we UNDERSTAND that Hawaii is far from home and far away from your “comfort zone”, but you have shown the Warrior fans that you are fearless and are young men of your word.

    For our local boys staying home, words cannot express the respect you have earned from Warrior Football fans across the state. The University of Hawaii may not have the amenities other programs have as a result of wealthy donors, but what UH can offer is a taste of the local life you were raised in. The values of “ohana” will never leave you as you have decided to stay home and DEFEND IT!!! In this, you will have a place in UH football history as kama’aina.

    I, and the thousands of fans, can only promise you all that we will be there for every home game, cheering for all road challenges, and supporting you all spiritually and financially as you embark on a new chapter of your young lives. In the end, there is no way to know who will remain Warriors and who will make LARGE impacts on the program itself, but please understand that each time a young man or woman commit to the University of Hawaii, you are committing to a community of people that remain unique from the rest of the country in the fact that you bear the name of a people, of a belief, and a family on your chest.

    Hawaii athletics has it’s OWN traditions. Some of them may not be steeped in National Championship lore, but ALL of our traditions carry the spirit of a nation that is unified by the belief that anything is possible if we are able to unite as ONE.

    “Pupukahi I holomua” has been translated as “united to move forward”. I have heard this phrase before and I have seen the intention for this phrase to be carried out for those that embrace it. At the same time I have seen this mantra fail. With each passing recruiting class and each passing football season, this message of uniting as “one” will be tested and judged by wins on the field and the ability of young people in Hawaii and across the country to want to come to Hawaii and support this cause.

    You all have now added your name to the list of hundreds of Warriors that came before you.

    What you do with the opportunity and responsibility given to you on this day is all up to you.

    Malama pono,
    Pearl City, HI

    This is Coach Mack’s response:


    Thank you for your kind words of support for our staff and our team. We appreciate your thoughtfulness in addressing the new members of our football Ohana. We believe we have recruited some outstanding young men who will represent the University of Hawaii and the State of Hawaii well.

    Mahalo and Aloha,

    Coach Mack

  184. lava February 5, 2009 1:52 pm

    There is a Teo in the 8th grade? I saw we offer him just to piss off Portnoy. 🙂

  185. lava February 5, 2009 1:56 pm

    Is one ineligible for the pro bowl tickets if one plans to wear a body suit (ala George Castanza) and a paper bag over one’s head, to protest the moving of the game?

  186. Jon February 5, 2009 1:58 pm

    please, let me play!

  187. Bulla February 5, 2009 2:01 pm


    pony te’o…….get it 😉

  188. Pete Jek February 5, 2009 2:02 pm

    Please let me play.


  189. lava February 5, 2009 2:10 pm

    I git it. 🙂

  190. lava February 5, 2009 2:12 pm

    I think they have another one too — pinda

  191. Rob25 February 5, 2009 2:13 pm

    Hey, I can be a good sport…props to the Steelers.

    Homey’s correct about Dallas and 49ers in second place. There isn’t any team with 4 wins. Dallas and New England are the only teams with three wins in a four year span.

    It’s been a long drought for my ‘Boys, but they are in the mix at least. Romo not a playoff QB, yet. 🙄

  192. Dan-O February 5, 2009 2:38 pm

    Please, let me play…..

  193. missaloha February 5, 2009 2:49 pm

    pLeAsE lEt Me PlAy. . . .or is it? LeT mE pLaY wItH yOu!!!

  194. Pistol Pete February 5, 2009 3:03 pm

    “Please, let me play”

  195. Mrs. A-House February 5, 2009 3:07 pm

    Checking in late…if can, can, if no can, @#$%*&!

    Please, let me play!

    Midori7…where are youuuuu?

  196. kama krab February 5, 2009 3:13 pm


    Any info on Roby Toma. Did he make a decision yet and any update on the coaches search.

  197. Mrs. A-House February 5, 2009 3:13 pm

    ST – Great pictures of Colt, Davone and Ryan! Colt’s shaka is the epitome of Mr. Cool…not lame at all.

    Good luck and best wishes to ALL the recruits who signed LOI’s yesterday. It must be a huge relief to get past that day of commitment.

  198. al ™ February 5, 2009 3:22 pm

    i am sure the coaching situation shall be settled within a week to ten days.

  199. santosh February 5, 2009 3:39 pm

    Think the fed bailing out these financial companies is such bs…..Why dont they bail the schools out so we could have a smarter society and no go through this economic turmoil

  200. labrat February 5, 2009 3:43 pm

    Good luck Jacob. Aloha to all the Pateks.

  201. labrat February 5, 2009 3:46 pm

    One thing I got to say about Mack. I emailed him and he replied. It was unexpected.

    I emailed JJ a long long long long time ago. I am still waiting.

  202. roysan16 February 5, 2009 3:57 pm


    By Staff
    Posted Feb 5, 2009

    Cerritos Gahr quarterback Corey Nielsen, who signed with Hawaii on Wednesday, was honored as a National Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year…

    From Official Release:

    Corey Nielsen of RICHARD GAHR HIGH SCHOOL has been named a national Old Spice® Red Zone® Player of the Year!

    Nielsen signed with Hawaii on Wednesday

    The Old Spice Red Zone High School Football Player of the Year program recognizes those high school football players who elevate their play and that of their teammates in the Red Zone. The Red Zone athlete embodies and exemplifies leadership and performance. He’s the one player the coach looks to when the game is truly on the line.

    Corey was chosen from a large pool of nominees from more than 9,000 participating high school football teams to receive this honor. He is honored as one of 50 players across America who stood out among their peers for their exceptional performance in the Red Zone.

    As one of the 50 Red Zone Players of the Year, Corey will be honored in a full-page congratulatory announcement in USA Today on Thursday, February 5, 2009 along with the newspaper’s coverage of National Letter of Intent Signing Day. He will also receive an Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year awards package.

    High school coaches from across the country nominated one player from their teams as their Player of the Year. Each nominee received a certificate to acknowledge his accomplishment and was eligible for the national Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year award.

  203. HawaiianKiko(Chief Lurker) February 5, 2009 4:00 pm

    “Please, Let me Play!!!!!!”

    TenQue….Mucho Mahalos’

  204. TY February 5, 2009 4:08 pm

    What happen to Jesse Williams from down under? He is no longer on the Sports Hawaii.com web site.

  205. newspaperstand February 5, 2009 4:10 pm

    Please, let me play!!!

  206. NorthShoreFan February 5, 2009 4:17 pm

    Heard Corey on BC’s show yesterday and BC asked him if he gets a years supply of deodorant! Come in handy after practice, wot?
    Anyhoo, Congratulations to an outstanding Warrior!

    Why would Toma consider UH if ND and UCLA offered? Might be some behind the scene stuff going on?
    Would be great if he became a Warrior though!

  207. warriorfanny February 5, 2009 4:17 pm

    Look, for anyone expecting Teo to become a ND phenom…well, u just aint thinking straight.
    I like the kid, he has all the right stuff including a humble attitude. Without playing football he has done much to make his parents proud.
    Teo will play in 2009, take a break in ’10 n ’11 and return in ’12. Now, ND has a policy on redshirting simular to the academies, so it’s a safe assumption that Teo will return following a 2 year layoff with 3 to play 3.
    Good luck.
    If he does well, he deserves the accolade.
    But what lays ahead–is not a speed bump but a major obstacle to climb.

  208. Kazz February 5, 2009 4:51 pm

    Shame shame on you Mr. Neumann….. 👿

  209. Kazz February 5, 2009 4:53 pm

    Ooops… I meant “Shame on you Mr. Newman!”

  210. 808ike February 5, 2009 4:57 pm

    Please let me play.

  211. missaloha February 5, 2009 4:57 pm

    “Please, let me play.”

  212. curveball February 5, 2009 5:07 pm

    Please let me play…Hi all

  213. 'Slurkin' February 5, 2009 5:25 pm


    Let me play!

  214. al ™ February 5, 2009 5:52 pm

    quiet day huh?
    everybody must be at karaoke hut practicing.
    save money, shower more often.

  215. lava February 5, 2009 5:54 pm


    Toma should consider schools that fit his puny physique. He will get the living crap knocked out of him at ND or in the PAC-10 during the schedules those teams play. He is 160 and thin-framed. Even at 175, those 15 pounds aren’t going to jump on his bones overnight. Besides, at some point the weight hurts his speed, and he is not a speed burner at 160.

    He should look for a place that is a good fit. The WAC, the MAC, the Weber States, the Portland States — that is Toma territory.

    I’m not sure whose whispering BIG SCHOOLS in his ear, but I think they are doing him a disservice. He is going to chase top notch recruits every year just for a wee bit of playing time. By contrast, he could make some real contributions in the WAC or the MAC.

  216. wafan February 5, 2009 6:20 pm

    Better sign up Little Silva! That boy has hands!!!

  217. d1島 February 5, 2009 6:30 pm

    Please let me play.

  218. d1島 February 5, 2009 6:32 pm

    Gotta esme now.
    I’ll just have to trust that it posts.

  219. Stretch February 5, 2009 6:45 pm

    Heard on the news that Toma has signed with ND.

  220. Stretch February 5, 2009 6:56 pm


    watch the video they have on the web page, it shows the ND coaches watching the LOI signings in Hawaii and their reaction when Manti announced.

  221. Stretch February 5, 2009 6:58 pm

    damn, there is a delay with the posts showing up.

  222. FishBoi February 5, 2009 7:17 pm

    Please, let me play!!!

  223. bighilofan2 February 5, 2009 7:19 pm

    Please let me play.

    hiya Tsaolps.

    LizK. we got your # and will meet up with you Sat nite at KK.
    see ya.laters.

    just lurkin for now.

  224. bighilofan2 February 5, 2009 7:20 pm

    :mrgreen: Tsaiolps heh heh

    ok ok i’m blind

  225. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 5, 2009 7:31 pm

    “Please, let me play.”

    I ordered tickets for Mrs. bhf2 and myself but they have not been delivered yet. (They should be in by tomorrow.. but just in case…)

    Hauoli Lahanau 702warrior nation!

  226. Da Punchbowl Kid February 5, 2009 7:40 pm

    So who’s da new coaches?

  227. al ™ February 5, 2009 7:40 pm

    aren’t you able to download the eticket?

  228. al ™ February 5, 2009 7:42 pm

    #219 not surprised.

  229. al ™ February 5, 2009 7:50 pm

    hogan rosehill…now i remember. played roundball and was some kind all stater from kamehameha-hawaii. solid build back then about 6’2″ 235 back then i believe.

  230. DoubleB February 5, 2009 7:52 pm

    “please, let me play”

  231. A-House February 5, 2009 7:54 pm

    Yep, now that NLI day is over the next BIG announcement will be who will be filling the 2 vacant coaches positions.

    Gotta squeeze again for the next 7 – 10 days until Coach Mack makes his choices public. Then, we can get euphoric again and chatter and chatter and chatter because no more surpises. Then, comes Spring ball – yeah!!!

    For the high school recruits, don’t stop training! Keep running, lifting, speed & quickness drills, etc. cause no one can just “be in shape” in 2 months. Run on the beach (soft sand) – yeah it’s tough, but it will strenghten your legs and give you endurance. Ran Ala Moana beach for over 10 years doing 6 complete laps each time at lunch.

  232. jm2375 February 5, 2009 8:23 pm

    Good evening Tsai-kos!!

    Where’d everybody go? A-house scared everybody away? 😀

  233. SteveM February 5, 2009 8:27 pm

    Tsai-ko Karaoke Trivia
    Name the Tsai-ko associated with the following songs:

    1. Back in the USSR
    2. Chotto Matte Kudasai
    3. Chotto Matte StephenTsai
    4. Flying
    5. Funky Cold Medina
    6. The Green Leaves of Summer
    7. I Will Survive (while eating nabeyaki udon)
    8. Just a Gigolo
    9. The Lion Sleeps Tonight
    10. Me and Mrs. Jones
    11. Mac the Knife
    12. One in a Million
    13. Sailing
    14. The Snows of Mauna Kea
    15. Sukiyaki
    16. These Boots are Made for Walking
    17. Ventura Highway
    18. (tie-breaker) Emotion

  234. polyboy February 5, 2009 8:50 pm

    toma to ND. http://notredame.scout.com/2/837238.html congrats kid go gettum

  235. Ko BRYNT February 5, 2009 8:56 pm

    Please let me play

  236. TOM February 5, 2009 9:07 pm

    It would have been great to have gotten Toma from Punahou but we have an abundance of receivers. It would be like getting another QB.

    Now if we can get (under the radar) some more quality OL/DLs

  237. jm2375 February 5, 2009 9:09 pm

    Congrats to the men’s bb team. Great win over da raisins!! Deeeefense!! 10 pts at half! Way to go guys!!

    Hope Amis’ ankle isn’t too bad. That looked painful. 🙁

  238. jm2375 February 5, 2009 9:15 pm

    Slow tonight, must be the techies doing something, um, technical? 😆

    Off-sports topic, but still a Tsai-ko F – fuuuud!! I can’t believe the number of restaurant closings the last few weeks – Nick’s Fishmarket, Brew Moon, Cisco’s Cantina (Kailua), Taisho-ken and Sorabol in the Koreamoku area. I’m going to really miss the ramen at Taisho-ken. 😥

  239. emnozeyella February 5, 2009 9:16 pm

    Please, let me play

  240. toma February 5, 2009 9:18 pm

    i agree. he is a great kid, and one heck of a football player, but we dont need wr or slots.
    we need OL

    Hawaii wishes roby the best. that is one heck of a school you are going too .you will represent Hawaii well

  241. el guapo February 5, 2009 9:19 pm

    Please let me play

  242. al ™ February 5, 2009 9:21 pm

    two years ago i was shouting out….

    reload baby!

    as we prepared for a historic season with all the returnees and such.

    well this year we literally will have to reload baby. check out this link to our “starting point” for last year’s spring practice.


    i count only five guys who actually played a role in 08 aside from one or two guys who didn’t smell much the rest of them graduated. so if you think the coaches have a job to do, then you are right.

    reload baby!

  243. Calvin from Kona February 5, 2009 9:21 pm

    please let me play

  244. al ™ February 5, 2009 9:22 pm

    dang jm411…..i really didn’t watch it. i was just going to watch the recording. grrrrrrr.

  245. jm2375 February 5, 2009 9:42 pm

    Sorry al. No one reminded me. It’s good game. They played really well, best this season. Watch it anyway. 😆 😀

  246. JaM February 5, 2009 9:46 pm

    Please, let me play.

    Hi to all.

  247. lava February 5, 2009 9:47 pm

    I feel sorry for Toma. Or is it Rudy? I think he is in way over is head and he comes home in a body bag. 160 pounds. USC just recruited 4 of the top 6 safeties in the country, along with a lb that runs 4.4 and another than runs 4.5. No where to run or hide. Lucky for Toma, he won’t even see the field.

  248. g-nalo February 5, 2009 9:49 pm

    1. Back in the USSR
    2. Chotto Matte Kudasai
    3. Chotto Matte StephenTsai
    4. Flying
    5. Funky Cold Medina
    6. The Green Leaves of Summer
    7. I Will Survive (while eating nabeyaki udon)
    8. Just a Gigolo
    9. The Lion Sleeps Tonight
    10. Me and Mrs. Jones
    11. Mac the Knife
    12. One in a Million
    13. Sailing
    14. The Snows of Mauna Kea
    15. Sukiyaki
    16. These Boots are Made for Walking
    17. Ventura Highway
    18. (tie-breaker) Emotion

    good one SteveM. i’ll GUESS a few….

    3. LizK
    4. Koakane, after about an hour. nah i know he doesn’t sing.
    5. uh808fan
    8. chawan, ok ok i know he doesn’t sing either, must be J(J)?
    9. ST, let him roar
    10. Addahknowjoe
    12. Pride
    13. Stretch
    17. D1
    18. ESME

    where’s Waimanalo Blues for Homey?

  249. J-Force February 5, 2009 9:49 pm

    I was just thinking about the warriors ’07 undefeated season, and actually got to watched there game at New Orleans. That was something i
    will never forget. ST- please let me play. Mahalo


  250. Brie February 5, 2009 9:50 pm

    Please, let me play.


  251. kama krab February 5, 2009 9:52 pm

    Before I fall into a deep sleep for the night I would like to say that I am very happy with boys that we have picked up through this years recruiting class. Once our coaches are put into to place and spring ball comes it will be interesting to see how steps up. With some of the new pick ups and walk-ons on the O-Line, it should be interesting to see who comes out from behind the crowd to become starter. For the defense I am totally excited to see what some of the young guys and walk-ons can do. With some of the names we have read that made the team through the walk-on tryouts, we will have a solid base to work with.

  252. roysan16 February 5, 2009 9:57 pm


    8- was wreck, remembered from post
    9-was easy

  253. kama krab February 5, 2009 9:58 pm

    I have a feeling that this year will be a very special year. With all that we have lost on defense I just feel that the youngster that where behind them will come out flying this year. They all had very good role models to look up to and I just feel they will continue in their footsteps. All I gotta say is buckle you all seat belts and get ready for a good ole ride. YeeeeeeHaaaaawwwwww!!!!!!!

  254. JaM February 5, 2009 10:12 pm

    1. Back in the USSR
    2. Chotto Matte Kudasai (Al)
    3. Chotto Matte StephenTsai
    4. Flying (Peaches)
    5. Funky Cold Medina (UHfan808)
    6. The Green Leaves of Summer
    7. I Will Survive (while eating nabeyaki udon) (LizK)
    8. Just a Gigolo
    9. The Lion Sleeps Tonight (ST)
    10. Me and Mrs. Jones (Addahknowjoe)
    11. Mac the Knife
    12. One in a Million
    13. Sailing
    14. The Snows of Mauna Kea
    15. Sukiyaki
    16. These Boots are Made for Walking (Lynn)
    17. Ventura Highway (Jesse James)
    18. (tie-breaker) Emotion

  255. Kekoa February 5, 2009 10:16 pm

    Just wanted to sneak in with birthday wishes to 702warrior. Hope to meet up with you in Vegas!

  256. toma February 5, 2009 10:19 pm

    i agree. sometimes you need to realize what you really are. him , stutz and stewart would be AWESOME at Hawaii.
    toma wont smell the field at nd. teo got him in, but he is over matched. stewart and stutz got it right

  257. SteveM February 5, 2009 10:22 pm

    g-nalo — did homey do Waimanalo Blues? He doesn’t do many.
    What did he sing that day Nalani and Aulani sang at the tailgate? I do not recall except I was thinking he was pretty good.

    BTW, you have 5 correct. Not bad.

    Hint: Esme is not one of the 18. She sings many songs.

  258. roysan16 February 5, 2009 10:29 pm

    lol… carried this over from the last blog

    # Wena:
    February 5th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    “Please let me play”

    Is that what I supposed to say to get these tickets? Man, if only I knew where he hid those tickets!

    # Wena:
    February 5th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    “Please let me play”

    Is that what I supposed to say to get these tickets? Man, if only I knew where he hid those tickets!

    # patele2004:
    February 5th, 2009 at 8:28 pm


    # patele2004:
    February 5th, 2009 at 8:29 pm


  259. Mei Ling February 5, 2009 10:44 pm


    Mahalo for your eloquent letter to Coach Mac & the new recruits.

    4. Flying (Peaches)

    6. The Green Leaves of Summer (SteveM)

    8. Just a Gigolo (Wreck)

    15. Sukiyaki (D1)

    16. These Boots are Made for Walking (Lyn)
    17. Ventura Highway (Jesse James)

  260. sjmacro February 5, 2009 10:49 pm


  261. Rob25 February 5, 2009 10:52 pm

    1. Back in the USSR
    2. Chotto Matte Kudasai: Betty
    3. Chotto Matte StephenTsai
    4. Flying: Peaches
    5. Funky Cold Medina: UHFan808
    6. The Green Leaves of Summer: SteveM
    7. I Will Survive (while eating nabeyaki udon): LizK
    8. Just a Gigolo: Wreck
    9. The Lion Sleeps Tonight: Stephen Tsai
    10. Me and Mrs. Jones: Addahknow Joe
    11. Mac the Knife: Midnight
    12. One in a Million: Pride
    13. Sailing
    14. The Snows of Mauna Kea
    15. Sukiyaki: d1
    16. These Boots are Made for Walking: Lyn
    17. Ventura Highway: James
    18. (tie-breaker) Emotion

    OK those are the only ones that I can venture a guess…I would have paid more attention if I knew there was going to be a quiz

  262. Cheyah! February 5, 2009 10:56 pm

    Please, let me play.

  263. chawan_cut February 5, 2009 10:58 pm

    i don’t remember the last fresno team that looked that horrible. uh played well, but fresno was just bad.

  264. Stephen Tsai February 5, 2009 11:00 pm

    Don’t forget to watch our online video show tomorrow at noon. We’ll be announcing the Pro Bowl winners.

  265. Rob25 February 5, 2009 11:01 pm

    Happy Birthday 702warriornation!! Sorry so late!

    Congratulations on the domination by the BB men on the domination of the Bulldogs! Hope the ankle is okay for Amis.

    Good night Tsaikos!

  266. Jason February 5, 2009 11:17 pm

    chawan_cut: Yeah, that was pretty obvious early. But you figure, they are starting freshmen. They have athletic ability, I think they just need time to get stronger, focused, and skilled. Couple years down the line, they might be a strong contender because of the lumps they are taking now.

  267. labrat February 5, 2009 11:17 pm

    I am glad Toma chose ND. It is a huge opportunity for him.

    I was hoping that UH would save the scholie for another quality freshman DT or make the non-scholie players compete for it.

  268. jon February 5, 2009 11:34 pm


  269. jon February 5, 2009 11:41 pm

    good luck toma

  270. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 5, 2009 11:41 pm


    My fave active Redskin Chris Cooley posted a cute video with some Colt speak.

  271. jon February 5, 2009 11:44 pm

    where is my post?

  272. al ™ February 5, 2009 11:54 pm

    so who is that lady that goes to the bball game to read the paper?

  273. Kekoa February 5, 2009 11:57 pm

    Very cool of Cooley, Liz! You can tell he is learning more about his buddy Colt and the ‘Aloha’ local peeps have for him.

  274. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 5, 2009 11:59 pm

    Oh man… hmmm. Brain is still scrambled.

    1. Back in the USSR
    2. Chotto Matte Kudasai: al
    3. Chotto Matte StephenTsai- RobertK
    4. Flying: Peaches
    5. Funky Cold Medina: UHFan808
    6. The Green Leaves of Summer: SteveM
    7. I Will Survive (while eating nabeyaki udon): LizKauai
    8. Just a Gigolo: Wreck
    9. The Lion Sleeps Tonight: Stephen Tsai
    10. Me and Mrs. Jones: Addahknow Joe
    11. Mac the Knife: Midnight
    12. One in a Million: Pride
    13. Sailing
    14. The Snows of Mauna Kea: whitey
    15. Sukiyaki: d1shima
    16. These Boots are Made for Walking: Lyn
    17. Ventura Highway: James
    18. (tie-breaker) Emotion -A-Joe and JJ???
    19. Three Times a Lady – Jason

  275. al ™ February 6, 2009 12:05 am

    the snows of mauna kea belongs to the guy who’s name is the color of snow.

    who btw is on the darkside tonight, its thursday you see.

  276. longboarder February 6, 2009 12:12 am

    plz let me play

  277. bb February 6, 2009 12:16 am

    so my gf and i are staying at the ihilani for a little pre-valentines day R &R

    there are pro bowlers every where…

    and on my floor there is a michael phelps type smell that is filling the hallway right about now…

    no it aint chlorine..and yes its NFL guys.

    now please let me play…… 🙂

  278. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 6, 2009 12:16 am

    nitey nite and SWEET Warrior dreams COME TRUE!

  279. al ™ February 6, 2009 12:34 am

    so bb, why don’t you call security?

  280. jeezy February 6, 2009 12:37 am

    Take a picture and make some money. haha

  281. WarriorMojo February 6, 2009 12:39 am

    Trying to get this blog to refresh. As of the time of this post, it is 12:32 am on Friday 2/6 and the most recent post is #209 at 4;53 pm on 2/5. That can’t be right can it?

    Is there still time to say “please, let me play” or did the deadline pass?

    Also, SteveM, is this week’s k-call filled up? Or got room for two more?

  282. WarriorMojo February 6, 2009 12:41 am

    Ah, so that’s how you hide seven plus hours of posts. Gotta go catch up.

  283. iwonderwhytheyhateme February 6, 2009 1:14 am



  284. al ™ February 6, 2009 1:31 am

    wow, did you just get back from the ussr?

  285. SteveM February 6, 2009 2:00 am

    February 6th, 2009 at 12:39 am
    Also, SteveM, is this week’s k-call filled up? Or got room for two more?

    WarriorMojo — you notice how no one can guess #1 and #16 in the Karaoke Trivia? You better come to the K-call — got you down for two! 🙂

  286. SteveM February 6, 2009 2:17 am

    oops — “…no one can guess #1 and #13…”

  287. al ™ February 6, 2009 2:40 am


    did you notice how #284 addresses the answer to song #1?
    i may not have attended all but one kk, but, i know……….

  288. al ™ February 6, 2009 2:47 am

    and #13 is stretch’s favorite.

  289. ceedeewhy February 6, 2009 3:42 am

    Please let me play, Mr. Stephen Tsai. I’ll be your best friend 🙂

  290. wafan February 6, 2009 3:57 am

    A very fine Aloha Friday to everyone!!!

    Finally. I thought today would never get here. Dang, long week.

  291. Stretch February 6, 2009 4:12 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    I hope to be around my computer at 12 today. I want to see how this video blog works out

  292. wafan February 6, 2009 4:28 am

    How long will the video blog be?

    If I hustle it will be an hour after it begins. I hope it will still be on!!!

  293. wafan February 6, 2009 4:29 am

    Time to head out. Have a safe and great day, all!!!

  294. BigWave96744 February 6, 2009 5:10 am

    February 5th, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    No, I’m not FanUH808’s son nor am I related to her… just another alumni of UH.

    al ™:

    February 5th, 2009 at 12:32 pm
    her name is “uh808fan” you could be mistaken.

    so you could be, “uh808alum”

    Isn’t her name UHFan808?

  295. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 6, 2009 5:12 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Well, that explains #’s 1 and 13… I don’t think I ever heard WM sing… or that could just be my lack of memory cells.

    Speaking of memory, I sure hope the HA web server has been beefed up for the webcast today. I’m going to miss it as my 9am Dr. appt has been changed to 11:20am, Tsai…

    Happy ALOHA FRIDAY to all!

  296. d1島 February 6, 2009 6:02 am

    Great Morning All!

    BigWave 96744,
    I believe you are correct!
    Where is UHFan808 anyway?

    I think #18 is Mrs.d1島

  297. d1島 February 6, 2009 6:06 am

    So who was responsible for creating the nifty name for the video program at noon? The Warrior Beat Show

    😯 That’s a stunna!


  298. d1島 February 6, 2009 6:13 am

    It’s Aloha Friday! 😀

    Have a great day errybody….


  299. Runner February 6, 2009 6:50 am

    Please let me play

  300. whitey February 6, 2009 6:54 am

    Please let me play

  301. Kekoa (iPhone) February 6, 2009 6:59 am

    Please let me play!

    G’day Tsaiko’s! It’s Aloha Friday…now get out there and treat it like it was your favorite plate lunch!

  302. whitey February 6, 2009 7:03 am

    Good morning Tsaikos. Have a great day!!!!!

  303. COPO February 6, 2009 7:27 am

    # lava:
    February 5th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    I feel sorry for Toma. Or is it Rudy? I think he is in way over is head and he comes home in a body bag. 160 pounds. USC just recruited 4 of the top 6 safeties in the country, along with a lb that runs 4.4 and another than runs 4.5. No where to run or hide. Lucky for Toma, he won’t even see the field.

    Go easy bu! Don’t be a hater! The kid is an outstanding playmaker in his own right, get on the specialized strength and conditioning program at ND, get bigger and stronger, more explosive and faster in several years he will contribute, special teams included. Best of luck to RT.

  304. djmitcho February 6, 2009 7:32 am

    Good Morning and Happy Aloha Friday to all da Tsaikos!

  305. Pride. February 6, 2009 7:41 am


    February 5th, 2009 at 9:47 pm
    I feel sorry for Toma. Or is it Rudy? I think he is in way over is head and he comes home in a body bag. 160 pounds. USC just recruited 4 of the top 6 safeties in the country, along with a lb that runs 4.4 and another than runs 4.5. No where to run or hide. Lucky for Toma, he won’t even see the field.

    Wow, that sounds familiar. That’s the same thing that people said about Rich Miano in 1981.

  306. Da Punchbowl Kid February 6, 2009 7:42 am

    Good morning all! 🙂

  307. Da Punchbowl Kid February 6, 2009 7:44 am


    Blog jam alert! Blog jam alert!


  308. jm2375 February 6, 2009 7:45 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!! Happy Friday!

    Hope the streaming thing works at my office. Darn firewall!!

    Mistake on my post from last night – Sorabol is still open. Looked like it was closed yesterday afternoon, but the neon sign was on this morning, so… Not that I go there very often…

    I’m thinking about going to the Wahine softball game vs UAB this afternoon. Anyone else going?

  309. PIAA DS February 6, 2009 7:48 am

    #303..i dont know who Lava is but on the sportshawaii site and this site he has nothing to say but negative comments about a 17 year old boy who made the decision he wants. Its apparent that Lava either knows him and doesnt like him or he’s very jealous. Hiding behind the blog, he can say what ever he wants. Sad if you are an adult Lava, very sad. And if you are a teenager, grow up and get a life.

  310. koakane± February 6, 2009 7:55 am

    8) good chilly morning and aloha friday to all da tsai-ko kanes’s and wahine’s

    congrats to the bball team what a 😆 great win over fresno. a win is a win no matter if the other team has only freshman’s

    welcome :mrgreen: to all the outta isles peeps here for the pro bowl on sunday and kk on saturday. good to have you here and enjoy the weekend.

  311. 4UHFAN February 6, 2009 7:58 am

    “Please, let me play.”

  312. chawan_cut February 6, 2009 8:11 am

    thats only if they survive the homework and finals and the law. fresno hasn’t had a good history of keeping their players for one reason or another.

  313. lava February 6, 2009 8:17 am

    Doris, I applaud everything you do, but in this one instance I think you and others have done a great disservice to this young boy. He is 160 pounds. He wasn’t highly rated by anyone, not before the season and not now, by the recruiting services, so leave my alleged bias out of it. I have seen stats that he is comparatively short and slow, and I didn’t hold the measuring tape or the stop watch. I have said he is a gutsy kid with great football instincts, and would be a great addition to the right team, like Boise State. He is not an every down player, even in the WAC. When he gets carted off on a stretcher, I hope maybe you’ll think twice before you encourage the next young man to risk his neck merely to take advantage of a free ride. He could have gotten a free ride to a lot of places, and had a great career. I’m entitled to my opinion, and I share it only to try and get people in your shoes to think twice about where to send kids. Not every kid is a good fit at every school. If he were my son, no way would I allow him to walk blindly into ND or UCLA. You know the athletes these days, you have linebackers who can be 6-3 and 240 and run a 4.5, and bench press 225 pounds 25 times. Can Toma bench press 225 once? That was the weight UH used at the recent walk-on tryouts.

    Sometimes you stick a kid in a situation over his head and you set him up for failure. People in the know should have given him better guidance. I can’t imagine I’m the only one with what I feel is a very responsible attitude toward a guy 160 pounds who shortly will be going out of his league.

    I am sorry if I have offended you, but my intentions are sincere. I have no hidden agenda, no axe to grind, to jealousy.

    At any rate, we can agree to disagree. I applaud what you do for everyone else. I can’t think of another player where I’ve taken such a stance, but there aren’t many 160 pound guys getting offers to ND and UCLA either, although there has been at least one, George West, now a receiver with ND. He was 160 when he was recruited. He isn’t contributing much to the team, but he’s still breathing, and I think he’s up to around 200 pounds. I think he had one catch all of last year. That isn’t much for Toma to look forward to, when I think he could easily have 500 yards in receptions per year in the WAC.

  314. Stretch February 6, 2009 8:29 am


    Not so smart… A men’s basketball player from NM St tried to take weed with him on the roadtrip to Utah St and Nevada.

  315. TOM February 6, 2009 8:46 am

    Re: Toma:

    Great to get a scholarship to a good school. Makes it easier for the parents. The object in the long run is to get a good education and not necessarily to score a million or even one TD.

    After all, there was a really skinny kid from Punahou who shot baskets from afar who didn’t get a athletic scholarship who had to go to Columbia and Harvard …

  316. addahknowjoe February 6, 2009 9:27 am

    Wat! Pau?

  317. Addahknowsports© February 6, 2009 9:30 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    Did the blog stop?

  318. elcasa February 6, 2009 9:32 am

    Please, let me play! Mahalo!

  319. Stretch February 6, 2009 9:52 am

    Geez – the Addahknows are out of it.


  320. Uce2 February 6, 2009 9:54 am

    Congrats to Toma! Excellent decision.

  321. Mark96822 February 6, 2009 10:15 am

    Hope it’s not too late to do this . . .

    “Please, let me play.”

  322. intheclouds February 6, 2009 10:59 am

    “Please, let me play.”

  323. Joe Reese March 6, 2009 2:35 pm


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