Warriors play Lamar in 2012

From UH:

University of Hawai‘i Athletics Director Jim Donovan announced the addition of Lamar to complete the 2012 football schedule. The Warriors and Cardinals will meet Saturday Sept. 15, 2012 at Aloha Stadium.

Lamar will field its first football team in 21 years in 2010 and will compete in the Southland Conference of the Football Championship Subdivision. Hawai‘i and Lamar will play for the first time on the football field.

With the addition of Lamar in 2012, UH has completed schedules for the next two seasons and needs one more game for 2013 and two more each in 2014 and 2015. The game also follows Donovan’s philosophy of scheduling two BCS conference quality teams, two mid-major conference teams, and one FBS team each season.

The 2012 schedule includes road games at USC (Sept. 1) and Brigham Young (Sept. 8) to open the season and home games against Lamar (Sept. 15), UNLV (Sept. 22) and Western Kentucky (Dec. 1).

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Opposite attacker Jonas Umlauft today was named the MPSF’s  Freshman of the Year, but he did not earn a place on the All-MPSF first team.

Instead, Umlauft was selected to the MPSF second team.

Outside  hitter Joshua Walker is on the third team; setter Nejc Zemljak is honorable mention.

MPSF First Team

Brad Lawson, OH, Stanford

Kawika Shoji, S, Stanford

Jacek Ratajczak, MB, CS Northridge

Kevin McKniff, MB, CS Northridge

Carson Clark, Opp, UC Irvine

Andrew Stewart, OH, BYU

Cory Riecks, OH, Pepperdine

MPSF Second Team

Jordan DuFault, OH, UC Irvine

Futi Tavana, MB, BYU

Csey Krider, S, Pepperdine

Erik Shoji, L, Stanford

Jonas Umlauft, Opp, UH

Garrett Muagututia, OH, UCLA

Evan Romero, Opp, Stanford

MPSF Third Team

Jeff Menzel, OH, UC Santa Barbara

Murphy Troy, Opp, USC

Robb Stowell, Opp, BYU

Dean Bittner, Opp, Long Beach State

Joshua Walker, OH, UH

J.D. Schleppenbach, OH, Pepperdine

Antwain Aguillard, MB, Long Beach State

Honorable Mention

Setters: Matt Stork (CS Northridge), Reed Chilton (BYU), Nejc Zemljak (UH), Riley McKibbin (USC), Phil Bannan (UC San Diego).

Middles; Tyler Jaynes (Pepperdine), Russell Lavaja (BYU), Dan Alexander (LBSU), Scott Slaughter (UCSB).

Outside hitters: Mike Gaudino (CS Northridge), Tony Ciarelli (USC), Jason Spangler (UC San Diego).

Libero: Andy McGuire (UC Santa Barbara).

Freshman Team

Opposite: Jonas Umlauft (UH).

Outside hitter: Taylor Hughes (Pacific).

Middles: Dylan Davis (UC Santa Barbara), Cyrus Kiani (UC San Diego), Nikola Vukicevic (Pacific).

OH/Libero: Maddison McKibbin (USC).

Player of the Year: Brad Lawson (Stanford)

Freshman of the Year: Jonas Umlauft (UH)

Coach of the Year: John Kosty (Stanford)

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Avis has selected Jonz Mom as winner of two lower-level tickets to Saturday’s MPSF playoff match.

We’ll have another drawing Friday.

Thanks for playing.

* * * * *

Sure, we love the generosity of the Ching family. The family’s donations have helped schools across the state. In a time of furloughs and shutdowns, the family has provided millions of dollars for much-needed projects. About $5 million went to the track-and-field complex on UH’s Lower Campus.

And yet …

It is a shame that thanking the family involves slighting the Cooke family. A couple of years ago, the track-and-field complex was renamed from Cooke Field to Ching Athletic Complex. The media yesterday discovered that the football team’s grass practice field has been renamed Cooke Field. There even is a plaque that is next to a gizmo that, I think, measures the wind and moisture.

While the Ching family is deserving of acknowledgement for the generous donation, a better compromise should have been worked out to honor the Cooke’s contribution from nearly a century ago. Honors should be forever; somehow this reminds me of cemeteries that relocate to make room for freeways.

Let this be a lesson when, deep in the future, the Sheriff Center and Murakami Stadium are renamed.



  1. Ralph April 22, 2010 12:30 am

    first mock draft me, Avis

  2. Ralph April 22, 2010 12:33 am

    wow, inflation takes a toll, cost $1500.00 in 1916 to a million plus for the turf field.

  3. cheepono April 22, 2010 12:39 am

    top 5 bebe!

    cheepono out.

  4. cheepono April 22, 2010 12:39 am

    Mock-draft me, Avis!

  5. Ralph April 22, 2010 12:40 am

    UH could have called the complex-The Ching Athletic Complex or whatever way to honor the family name, but keep the name of the field Cooke field.

    at KU, the arena is Phoog Allen fieldhouse but the basketball floor is Naismith. My spelling may be off but I don’t care since it is KU and I went to K State.

  6. Ralph April 22, 2010 12:42 am

    Cheepono if you out, you out, you can not mock draft me, Avis afterwards. LOL.

  7. Stephen Tsai April 22, 2010 12:44 am

    $1,500 was a lot of money in 1915.
    That year …
    • Price of a new home was $3,200.
    • Gas was 25 cents a gallon.
    • Milk was 36 cents a gallon.
    • First class stamp was 2 cents.
    • World population was 1.8 billion.
    • Median annual salary was $687.

  8. Ralph April 22, 2010 12:48 am

    gas was 25 cents a gallon, I paid 23 cents a gallon at Knox and Conoco when I was at K State and I honestly can say, It wasn’t back in 1915. I’m getting older, but not that old.

  9. Ralph April 22, 2010 1:21 am

    no television coverage of Na Wahine softball game against Fresno State, not even senior night. In fact, no tv coverage saturday night for either bb or sb. Who could foresee Na Wahine success, but by thinking out of the box, can the tv game be switched from the bb to the sb since sb is ranked, on a roll, and lots of individuals doing very well this season compared to the 19-18 bb team. If I read correctly, the friday and sunday bb games are being televised, switch it to the sb, bring more fans into the sb family, and bb will now have to go to the game to watch them play helping the attendance there.

  10. whitey April 22, 2010 1:24 am

    Mock draft me, Avis!!

  11. whitey April 22, 2010 1:26 am

    Ralph, thought you was older, but gas was 10 cents when I was in school.

  12. whitey April 22, 2010 1:27 am

    ralph, was mike chun at k state with you???

  13. whitey April 22, 2010 1:29 am

    this year’s HHSAA golf champions for boys and girls willl end up on the outer island. that’s an inside scoop from duffer.

  14. whitey April 22, 2010 1:32 am

    i think gas was 2.5 cents in 1915 and milk was less than 5 cents a gallon. the car probably didn’t cost more than $500, but that same car if you can buy one will cost $10,000 plus. figure that one out!!!

  15. whitey April 22, 2010 1:34 am

    ralph, if you think i posting from another country, it is only 8:30 pm.

  16. whitey April 22, 2010 1:35 am

    but if i stay in the opposite direction, it is 4:30 am and machines making big noise.

  17. whitey April 22, 2010 1:35 am

    with that, no forget Avis, Mock draft me!!!!!!

  18. Ralph April 22, 2010 1:39 am

    whitey, there was one Hawaii student in vet school of chinese ethnicity that never, ever associated with the rest of the Hawaii students. did Mike Chun attend vet school.

  19. Ralph April 22, 2010 1:41 am

    Whitey are you back in the Philipines or Bangkok?

  20. Ralph April 22, 2010 1:46 am

    no Mike Chun listed in the K State Alumni directory, then again, not everyone joins.

  21. Ralph April 22, 2010 2:05 am

    When Kazz gets up this morning and reads Tsai’s sb article he will definitely experience a miserable day at work. What, Na Wahine loss 8 of 9 to the wolfpack, 3 of them in WAC tournament. Take your pills Kevin, take your meds.

  22. whitey April 22, 2010 2:11 am

    ralph, back at home. maybe i made a mistake, but i thought mike chun, phd, boss at kam school was a k state grad.

  23. whitey April 22, 2010 2:13 am

    guess mind is still adjusting, so not asleep yet.

  24. Pride. April 22, 2010 2:39 am


    April 22nd, 2010 at 2:11 am
    ralph, back at home. maybe i made a mistake, but i thought mike chun, phd, boss at kam school was a k state grad.

    Whitey, Dr. Chun was a Kansas Jayhawk with Gale Sayers.

  25. Pomai April 22, 2010 2:40 am

    Mock-draft me, Avis!

  26. Pride. April 22, 2010 2:47 am


    April 22nd, 2010 at 2:11 am
    ralph, back at home. maybe i made a mistake, but i thought mike chun, phd, boss at kam school was a k state grad.

    Whitey, I thought that Mike Chun played with Gale Sayers in Lawrence, Kansas at KU.

  27. Pomai April 22, 2010 2:51 am

    #22 Ralph

    That shouldn’t happen this series, but will be some good games.

  28. wafan April 22, 2010 2:52 am

    Good Tsai-ko morning!

  29. wafan April 22, 2010 2:53 am

    You guys are up late or early, as the case may be!

    Kind of regular for Pomai, though.

  30. Pomai April 22, 2010 2:53 am

    Morin Pride, Ralph en Whitey

    Mock-draft me, Avis!

  31. Pomai April 22, 2010 2:54 am

    Eh howzit wafan

    Mock-draft me, Avis!

  32. wafan April 22, 2010 2:55 am

    Celebrating Alexander Cartwright and his Knickerbocker Rules at lunch today. Have one of those hotdog machines (like a Ferris Wheel) that I got donated to my SkillsUSA. Funny how the teachers enjoy these little lunches/celebrations.

  33. wafan April 22, 2010 2:57 am

    I know Cartwright is buried on O’ahu. Can anyone tell me where?

    Hi Pomai!!! How is everything?

  34. wafan April 22, 2010 2:59 am

    Time fo’ hele to skool.

  35. J April 22, 2010 3:34 am

    Cartwright is buried at O‘ahu Cemetery.

  36. J April 22, 2010 3:34 am

    Mock-draft me, Avis!

  37. Garret April 22, 2010 3:36 am

    This news affects UH and the WAC…but conference realignment might take 1-3 teams away from the MWC and prevent them from being a BCS AQ conference.

    The Mountain West Conference has performed so well the past two seasons that it could receive an automatic bid to the BCS in the 2012 and ’13 seasons.

    The BCS rates non-automatic qualifying leagues using three criteria that measure the strength of its best teams and the league as a whole. The first two seasons of the four-year evaluation period were 2008 and ’09, banner years for the MWC.

    The Big East, Big 12, Big Ten, Atlantic Coast Conference, Pac-10 and Southeastern Conference currently receive automatic BCS bids.

    “If they [the Mountain West Conference] meet the threshold, they’ll be the seventh,” Hancock said, though he added the way the other conferences perform over the next two seasons influences that threshold.

  38. papajoe2 April 22, 2010 4:32 am

    Mock draft me, Avis

  39. LizKauai (iPhone PDX) April 22, 2010 4:46 am

    Aloha kakahiala.

    Good luck Colt.

    I am not able to copy and paste from facebook but one of my friends on a computer could share Rich Tandler’s comment on my wall about Colt.

    It’s crunch time.
    GO Colt!!!

    Go Wahine/Warriors. *.Bows!!!

  40. Garret April 22, 2010 4:48 am

    It sounds like RGM’s chances to make the Dolphins rely upon a player that Miami draft pretty high last year (out of USC) messing up.

    Q: Hey Mike, does Ryan Grice-Mullen have a realistic chance of making this team? With Ginn and his family gone, perhaps he could carve out a role returning kicks? (For those who don’t know, Grice-Mullen starred as WR at Univ of Hawaii opposite Davone Bess.) I doubt he makes the cut at WR, as his skill set is very similar to Bess and we’re already overstocked with # 3 receivers. What do you think? Phins Fan Hawaii, Honolulu.

    A: Things are pretty crowded in that receivers room now that the Beast has arrived. Even with Ginn gone, it’s hard to see RGM making the team unless Patrick Turner just completely falls on his face in training camp. As for the kickoff return capability, depends on who comes this way in the draft and on the return to health of Patrick Cobbs, who can return kickoffs as well.

  41. PONO April 22, 2010 4:55 am

    Mock-Draft Me, Avis!!!

  42. LizKauai (iPhone PDX) April 22, 2010 4:57 am

    Ok my ExtremeSkins buddy copied from my fb wall. Here is an observation about Colt from a reliable and knowledgeable source.

    “Rich Tandler:
    Saw your question about Colt the other day, didn’t have a chance to respond. He looked good, fit, and his footwork was very smooth, much improved over the choppy dropback he has been displaying the last two years. His passes had a lot of zip and were, as always, right on the money. Saturday should decide his future with the Redskins. If they take a QB, he’ll be gone by the end of training camp. If not, he’ll have a chance to stick.”

  43. Bulla April 22, 2010 4:58 am

    have a good day Tsaikos……..

  44. SailorBlue April 22, 2010 5:00 am

    Good morning everybody.

    Mock-draft me, Avis!

    Have a good day…and remember to smile…it makes people wonder what you are thinking 🙂

  45. Garret April 22, 2010 5:13 am

    I’m glad that Hawaii News Now had an article about Letuli’s 6th year…but they should spell the names properly of the people they are quoting:

    “He was very excited and I kind of was doing some back flips in my apartment. It was a good,” said U.H. Offensive Line Coach Gordy Shawn.

  46. Kekoa (iPhone) April 22, 2010 5:19 am

    Liz ~ You know how I’ve felt that the Skin’s have used and abused CB. It’s like the old saying, if you love him, let him go.

    I see him moving on, doing well and coming back to haunt all the Redskin Super Duper Pooper Scoopers who no believe.

  47. d1島 April 22, 2010 5:44 am

    Great Morning All!

    Anyone else feel a draft? (hope it’s not a dirt devil! 😯 )

    Mock-draft me, Avis!


  48. LizKauai (iPhone PDX) April 22, 2010 5:51 am

    Hi Kekoa!
    Actually, I feel that Colt will have his best year yet. We know he is the Sundance Kid in #15. If Coach Shanahan gives Colt a chance to “move”, The rest will be history.
    Here’s to the future of CB15!

  49. mctruck April 22, 2010 6:01 am

    Strange to me that Letuli is contemplating losing weight only now to get into playing shape????
    I would have thought that he would have been “physically-ready” to go either way….(pro or UH). hmmmmmm??, what does that say?

  50. Stephen Tsai April 22, 2010 6:05 am

    I think the knee injury prevented him from doing a lot of things.
    It was a pretty severe tendon tear.

  51. Stephen Tsai April 22, 2010 6:11 am

    What I love about the NFL draft is the amazing amount of information that comes out, which raises this question: Where was all of this info during the college football season?
    It’s like the election coverage. All year long we get the minimum on bills. But on election night, analysts are detailing how a candidate won a particular district or how a certain community always votes a certain way. I guess that’s why I’m thankful that Wassup Doc provides us with info. I think Doc and the “I’m Just a Bill” song are the most effective means of understanding government.

  52. jm2375 April 22, 2010 6:12 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Geez, I go to bed early last night and ST posts right after midnight.

    Mock-draft me, Avis!


  53. Stephen Tsai April 22, 2010 6:13 am

    “I’m just a bill … sitting here on Capitol Hill …”

  54. Stephen Tsai April 22, 2010 6:16 am

    We were pumped after another night of bowling.
    It’s one of two places where I’m a regular.
    Whenever I go to Paesano’s in Manoa, the waiter always says: Will you be having the usual?
    My “usual” is chicken meatballs. I don’t even like that anymore, but since it’s the only place I have a “usual,” I say, “Yep, I’ll have the usual.”
    Pali Lanes … Paesano’s …
    At 49, I’m finding my groove.

  55. jm2375 April 22, 2010 6:19 am

    Paesano’s…mmmmm…… Haven’t been there in years. One year, my friend took me there for my birthday lunch. I had the most scrumptious carrot cake for dessert (on the house). My mouth stay watering now…

  56. Stephen Tsai April 22, 2010 6:20 am

    When you go back, the waiter will ask: Want the usual?

  57. Stephen Tsai April 22, 2010 6:21 am

    Wait a second, jmxxxx, you go to a Vietnamese-managed Italian restaurant for the … carrot cake?

  58. Stephen Tsai April 22, 2010 6:24 am

    By the way, I saw Kay yesterday, and told her I knew someone who was Gay’s cousin. She wanted to know who had a gay cousin. I said, no, I’m talking about Gay’s cousin.
    It was like a Who’s On First routine.
    She said it reminded her of the time, she was with Gay and Fay, and she realized there was a Gay, Fay and Kay.
    Sorta like my cousin Guy, from Lanai, who’s not a Tsai.

  59. Garret April 22, 2010 6:27 am

    Men’s basketball became even more critical to the financial state of Athletic Departments…men’s basketball could be a big difference for whether or not some conferences are attractive for their members.

    Isch begins by saying the agreement begins in 2011 and lasts until 2024. The total amount being paid is $10.8 billion. That’s ten-point-eight billion dollars. That’s a lot of money.

    Looks forward to having the Final Four on TBS in 2016.

  60. chopsueyboy April 22, 2010 6:45 am

    Mock-draft me, Avis!

  61. Jonz Dad GO HMA April 22, 2010 6:53 am

    Mock-draft me, Avis

  62. Jonz mom GO HMA April 22, 2010 6:54 am

    Mock-draft me, Avis

  63. tommui April 22, 2010 6:59 am

    Good morning good people!

    Mock-draft me, Avis!

  64. RainboWarrior April 22, 2010 7:05 am

    Mock-draft me, Avis!

  65. Slugger April 22, 2010 7:12 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Mock-draft me, Avis.

  66. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc April 22, 2010 7:32 am

    Carried over from late last night:

    A decision about what goes into the CIP budget will be made by 11:59 pm this Friday. Please call your state legislators and ask them to support the Senate’s version of the budget bill. If you do not know who your lstate senator and state representative are, click http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/site1/info/vstreet/voterinformation.asp

    Mahalo for walking the walk – these proposed allocations are not only important for student athletes and their fans but also for providing much needed economic stimuli in the construction industry.



    TOTAL FUNDING $15,000,000



    TOTAL FUNDING $2,000 ,000



    TOTAL FUNDING $520,000 –



    TOTAL FUNDING $1,700,000



    TOTAL FUNDING $5,000,000



    TOTAL FUNDING $4,250,000



    TOTAL FUNDING $2,000,000

    I’m exhausted – tomorrow is Earth Day – we’ll be at UH from approximately 9:30 am to 5 pm if the weather is not toally junk. I can handle the rain, but high winds will be just miserable to tolerate for six-plus hours. Then it’s off to the closing night of the spring Hawai`i International Film Festival

    Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    April 22nd, 2010 at 12:23 am
    A decision about what goes into the CIP budget will be made by 11:59 pm this Friday. Please call your state legislators and ask them to support the Senate’s version of the budget bill. If you do not know who your lstate senator and state representative are, click http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/site1/info/vstreet/voterinformation.asp

    Mahalo for walking the walk – these proposed allocations are not only important for student athletes and their fans but also for providing much needed economic stimuli in the construction industry.



    TOTAL FUNDING $15,000,000



    TOTAL FUNDING $2,000 ,000



    TOTAL FUNDING $520,000 –



    TOTAL FUNDING $1,700,000



    TOTAL FUNDING $5,000,000



    TOTAL FUNDING $4,250,000



    TOTAL FUNDING $2,000,000

  67. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc April 22, 2010 7:48 am

    Sorry for the double post again. I thought I’d only copied one post, baut I did two instead. Mahalo Stephen for the props. Off to “work”

  68. al April 22, 2010 8:07 am

    Mock-draft me, Avis!

  69. al April 22, 2010 8:08 am

    my usual at paesano’s is the osso bucco!

  70. Da Punchbowl Kid April 22, 2010 8:09 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Mock-draft me, Avis!

  71. Kazz April 22, 2010 8:14 am

    RE: No Softball Televised on Sat May 1st.

    Seems like more of a LAZY move on K5’s part than anything. Kind of disrespectful if you ask me. I think it has NOTHING to do with how well the team was perceived to be when the schedule was made for TV considering this is Fresno State at Hawaii and last season they televised a first time D1 softball program in BSU at Hawaii on senior night.

    It’s a slap in the face to the seniors as well. Traci Yoshikawa, Amanda Taualii, Katie Grimes, Kanani Pu’u-Warren, and Tasha Pagdilao deserve better and to at least have their “aloha” ceremony captured on film in a television capacity. Not to mention the outer island people that cannot be here to see it considering how hot this team is right now.

    Now, if one were suggesting this as a method to increase attendance it makes NO sense. By wanting to increase attendance it generates more revenue, but for softball how can this be done, you just essentially want a real packed in house for the sake of it and a NICE spin/excuse to HIDE the fact that K5 is being lazy with their TV set up at baseball the night before (Friday April 30th) would be to say that they are drumming up support for the Wahine by having a large crowd on senior night… Sure that will most likely happen, but if it smells like doo doo, it’s doo doo.

    Personally, yeah I will be there in person as usual, but still I would have liked to have that game stored on DVR as it has potential to be a real good and competitive series. But HEY! I’m sure the K5 camera guy that has to crawl up into that hole on the roof of the softball stadium must be happy though… Yeah… Good for him. 🙄

  72. Kazz April 22, 2010 8:16 am

    RE: Worried about Nevada?

    Only the news of the untelevised softball game on Saturday 05/01/10 upsets me for the reasons I just mentioned. As for Nevada, well, I already prepared myself for difficulties when I saw we were going up there this season even before the season started. I knew how much of a pain in the okole they were to us and I remember vividly to this very day that 7-6 extra inning loss we suffered at home to Nevada when we were ahead and lost it in the last two innings… 🙁

    Holverson is good, but damn… her ERA is quite BAD at 4.00+ but she has a decent amount of strikeouts for her usual standard at 103 at this point. Nevada ain’t supporting her at the plate by batting .263 as a team though. Not sure how many errors they have as a team either or stolen base attempts, etc… (will check later though).

    We just got over the hump of dealing with Meghan Krieg so I feel a little better about our chances.

    Right now, my concerns is our pitching. Parnaby didn’t do too well against Utah State and I made the excuse of the cold weather. Parnaby can’t be that used to playing in sub 40 degree weather and ST’s article said it was like 33 degrees earlier in the week up there. As for Ricketts, I remember watching her frustration against Nevada last season. Those game tying and game leading home runs by the Wolfpack kept sending her head looking at the dirt with each hit and each run. She was a freshman then, but she’ll want to get back BAD at them, especially in Reno. She should maintain her coolness and not try to overthrow like earlier in the season where her balls had almost no movement to them and she was just throwing gas.

    Yeah Nevada took 8 out of 9 games from us, but this team is obviously different. Intangibles like having past losses to this Nevada team aren’t going to weigh too heavily on the minds of Majam, Iwata, and J-Rod especially since they weren’t here to witness those losses… Well, I take that back. Majam sat last season and watched the frustration. For Nevada, it’s not good that she’ll have some extra motivation combining with confidence this weekend. Yeah, Holverson and their other pitcher will pitch around her and whatnot, but will Holverson still have anything left in the tank to avoid simply walking her? Shoot, she ain’t gonna walk the first four batters of our order that’s for sure…

  73. al April 22, 2010 8:16 am

    its too bad that we couldn’t come up with the moolah to lure nickleberry over the mountain and across the sea.

    even some creative funding wasn’t enough to get that one approved is what i hear.

    hard to believe that jd limited the asst coach salary budget to 240k which is equivalent to gibber’s 240k. the total coach’s salary cap is not even a half million. which is well below what folks are paying these days.

    well that was the first “no” by jd. hope he loosens the purse strings a bit in the future.

    the old addage holds true even to this day…

    you can’t have champagne taste with beer pocket money.

  74. azulie April 22, 2010 8:18 am

    Mock-draft me, Avis!

  75. rage777 April 22, 2010 8:19 am

    Could be bad news for Colt.

    Redskins looking at Sam Bradford.

  76. Annoddah Dave April 22, 2010 8:40 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs,

    Deep in the future, I can see first base named after the Tsaikos at the renovated and renamed Berkshire Hathaway Baseball Stadium complex.

  77. d1島 April 22, 2010 8:47 am

    Interesting….Freshman of the Year is not on the MPSF First-team? 😕

  78. tommui April 22, 2010 8:48 am

    Late posting last night by ST – hope you didn’t miss it but brother STRETCH set up a Tsaiko fund over at UH – tax deductable too!

    See the link at: http://www.uhf.hawaii.edu/TsaikoAthleticFund

  79. Manoa Mist April 22, 2010 8:50 am

    Excellent point about the Cooke family Stephen. And was UH really honoring Cooke’s memory when the field was condemned for so long and became a national embarrassment?
    Oh, and good news. I’ve been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA to continue posting to the Warrior Beat. Eric Okazaki provided contemporary documentation that I officially lost my mind during my mid-life crisis of 2009.
    Peace out.

  80. Manoa Mist April 22, 2010 8:54 am

    And yes, Dr. Chun of KS did play with Gale Sayers at Kansas. He recently was honored by KU, and not just for football but for all his accomplishments in life.

  81. Maverick April 22, 2010 9:07 am

    Mock-draft me, Avis!

  82. kama krab April 22, 2010 9:15 am

    Mock-draft me, Avis!

  83. A-House April 22, 2010 9:17 am

    Way to go, Coach Wade and welcome to Warrior VB, Scott Hartley!

  84. A-House April 22, 2010 9:18 am


    you got to be joking that Jonas was not selected to the 1st team! that is utterly ridiculos!

  85. Hobah April 22, 2010 9:44 am

    Mock-draft me, Avis!

  86. Kazz April 22, 2010 9:48 am


    I understand the MPSF is freakin loaded with talent, but MY GOD!!!!

    Is there some sort of collegiate slight with regards to freshman out performing at UH not deserving of proper respect????

  87. jm2375 April 22, 2010 9:53 am

    Congrats to Jonas!

    No UH players on the first team? Charlie Wade not Coach of the Year? You gotta be joking!!!
    Once again, no respect.

  88. Kazz April 22, 2010 9:54 am


    Where is that plaque you posted a pic of?

  89. Kazz April 22, 2010 10:15 am


    Nevermind… I should learn to read slower.

  90. vballfan1 April 22, 2010 10:24 am

    I am very dissapointed that Coach Wade didn’t get coach of the year. With all that talent ( 4 first and second team all MPSF players) Stanford has winning should come easy for their coach. Also Stanford only finished a game ahead in first place,so its not like they dominated.

    I hope UH wins the MPSF tourney and Coach Wade gets recognized as national coach of the year by the NCAA.

    Also Umlauft should be first team over Carson Clark from Irvine. Irvine was a dissapointment this year and Umlauft outplayed Clark in head to head matches.

  91. Ueomuite607 April 22, 2010 10:27 am

    Mock-draft me, Avis!

  92. Kazz April 22, 2010 10:37 am




    I went to K-5’s website and checked the TV schedule for 05/01/2010. C’mon Ralph, do some better research next time. I got too much trust in your posts!!! 😆

  93. kama krab April 22, 2010 10:37 am

    Coach Wade not getting the Coach of the Year is just plain insanity. You gotta look at it this way, UH was no where to be seen the past two years. Let me say that again, no where to be seen the past two years and Coach Wade comes in and changes the whole culture of the program. He has taken a doormat program and has turned it into a team that is contending for a championship. They are hosting for the first time in years and still not respect.

    What will top off a very good season is if the boys could stuff it up the MPSF’s you no what and win it all. That is the only way to get respect for the school, it’s players and coaches.

  94. Kazz April 22, 2010 10:40 am

    June Jones in 1999 did pretty much the same thing as Charlie Wade is now doing with the Warrior volleyball team and JJ in the MORE political game that is college football managed to still earn some respect.

    I don’t think Coach Wade really cares. He’s got the respect and the admiration from the fans this year and his team is winning and the program is on a BIG upswing. Coach Wade couldn’t be any happier at the moment. If anything he feels the most for Umlauft.

  95. Kazz April 22, 2010 10:43 am

    Per Ralph via text:

    No blame him. UH’s website wasn’t updated.

  96. Bulla April 22, 2010 10:43 am

    kama krab,

    i agree, i don’t know what they’r smoking, but just another case of UH politely grabbing their ankles….classic line would be to ask the NCAA to please give us a kiss…why you ask…….whenever i am getting screwed i like to have a kiss. 🙁

    cannot believe what i am reading….not even a 1st Team????

    sad realization how messed up the sports world really is…. 🙁

  97. Kazz April 22, 2010 10:45 am

    I should be nicer to Ralph. He’s gonna need to save me a seat at the Friday night softball game next week as I pau work the same time the opening pitch is tossed at 6pm… 😯

  98. Loa April 22, 2010 10:46 am

    morning gang!

    👿 bulletin board material going into the tournament 👿

  99. Loa April 22, 2010 10:50 am

    Stephen – u cracking me up, the closest thing i get to the usual is “do you want a bucket of ice with that?” 🙂

  100. kama krab April 22, 2010 10:54 am

    With regards to Umlauft and the rest of the players named to the different MPSF teams,

    I think Umlauft, Walker, and Zemljak’s place on the various teams could all be argued. I think Umlauft had a very solid first year and deserved his Freshman of the year award but first team could be argued either way. I say this because if you look at performance it has actually been kind of up and down for Umlauft. Of course because he came in as a freshman, at the beginning of the year he was kind of inconsistent and really didn’t hit his stride until mid way through the year. I think with one year under his belt, he will definitely be in line for not only first team but player of the year next year and maybe the next two years to follow. This how dominate I think he can be.

    I think with some key addition to the middle blocker positions I feel that we will see a big presence of players from UH on the first and second teams next year. I will go out on the limb here and say that anything less than a MPSF championship next year maybe a failure for this team. This is how much confidence I have in the talent that we have returning next year.

    As they say, “expect to be great” and “bust your arse to acheive greatness”.

  101. Kazz April 22, 2010 10:54 am

    The entire world of sports lost it’s mind years ago.

    Tony Corn-Holer helped it along.

  102. Kazz April 22, 2010 10:57 am


    If can, you should come and bring da ohana to Wahine softball next weekend. Either Friday at 6pm or a Sat double header starting at 4pm.

    If feeling “itchy” can always throw down on some Fresno State people. 😈

  103. Loa April 22, 2010 10:59 am

    so 7:00 a.m. Monday is the last day for full pads until the Warrior Bowl, last one till fall camp

  104. HiFlyer April 22, 2010 11:04 am

    Good morning

    Mock-draft me, Avis!

  105. tarai April 22, 2010 11:14 am

    Mock-draft me, Avis!

  106. kama krab April 22, 2010 11:29 am

    Kazz #103,

    Might be kind of hard but going try see. The wife kind of on and off sick due to baby #2. But of course if can, I will be there ready for a good ole throw down with them Bulldawgs. You know what I mean.

  107. Rob25 April 22, 2010 11:32 am


    I have to disagree with you somewhat. I think that he made steady and continued progress throughout the season. He definitely did significantly better than Carson Clark who was chosen for the first team. That being said, the focus is on performance of the whole team. These young men have learned to believe in themselves and their coaches! The postivity is readily apparent in their ability to make adjustments and just stick it out to win. It’s all about heart and determination!!!


  108. Rob25 April 22, 2010 11:35 am

    Oh and on a better-late-than-never note, ST I would argue that UH has the smartest hecklers. Our “leader” has been “researching” the other teams all season…even to the extent that they are asking where the information was found. I was even told by a recipient of said “research” that Hawaii has had some of the smartest hecklers ever!!!

    Just wanted to give my buddy some props!!

  109. BigIslandkurt April 22, 2010 11:53 am

    Gay, Kay, Faye…….Guy whose not a Tsai……man, sounds like Dr. Suess all over again!


  110. jm2375 April 22, 2010 11:58 am

    Rob25 – 😆 Go Stretch & A-joe!!

  111. Derek April 22, 2010 12:00 pm

    UH men’s volleyball concern: It seems the Warriors have a tendency to losing the first game and win the second game against teams (borne out in the last 4 series on the road). Now, it’s one and done so it is imperative that UH has to win every game. There is no next time. The good thing is that UH has played everybody on the schedule so they have seen the opponents so they should be very familiar with them and can already formulate a strategy that will work. Hopefully, the Warriors can beat Pepperdine as the Waves have seem to have our number the last couple of years. But, this is a different year, a different coach, and a few different players. Assuming UH wins this week, who would they play on the road next week?

    Turning to mbb, I still think Arnold has to get a point guard w/ an emphasis on assists to turnover ratio, and penetration. They should also get a defensive stopper whether it’s a SF or PF. What we don’t need is a 7 footer. We need athletic types who can run up and down the court and take it to the rack. By my count, we have 2 scholarships still available as of right now.

  112. A-House April 22, 2010 12:13 pm


    I believe one of the scholarships should go to Andre, the 6’11” center now committed to Nebraska.

    Hope he make a final decision soon as you say there are only 2 schollies left!

    Just my opinion, I am very pleased at Coach Gib’s recruiting – did not expect this from an assistant coach, now Head Coach – like many said before, he does have connections and recruiting skills as “former” recruits remember him well and like what he had to say before and now.

  113. Kazz April 22, 2010 12:20 pm

    WAC Softball Blogspot acknowledges local Hawaii media for coverage of Wahine Softball:

    It’s Earth Day 2010 and what better way to celebrate than to enjoy a travel day in advance of four more big softball series this weekend? That’s what Western Athletic Conference teams will be doing.
    It’s time for some Thumbs Up! and a few thumbs down as well. This season has been full of both.

    Thumbs UP! to the ___ _______ and Honolulu Advertiser for having the best local softball newspaper coverage of a WAC team this season. The stories have been positive, upbeat and always with an eye on the good. Way to support your local team!

    Thumbs UP! to KFVE in Honolulu and KSEE in Fresno, for the best television coverage of WAC softball. KFVE has televised several Wahine games throughout the state of Hawai’i this season. KSEE devotes regular time in its newscasts for Bulldog softball coverage and even has a weekly Bulldog Insider show devoted to Fresno State athletics.


  114. Slugger April 22, 2010 12:24 pm

    Congratulations, Jonas!


    We need some German cheers for Saturday’s game…

    We sure do have some of the best hecklers in the conference. Way to go!

    Mock-draft me, Avis!

  115. papajoe2 April 22, 2010 12:27 pm

    Coach Wade, Jonas, Kellie Majam, all locks? Remember the “lock isn’t locked until its locked”. Not expecting much from the other coaches. Anything is frosting on the cake. Everyone knows we as a University, be it m&w volleyball, softball, football, basketball (future), are doing a good job. We enjoy UH sports and I enjoy supporting UH sports so AI No KEA about the rest of America. We get one big thing over everybody in the world…… WE LIVE IN HAWAII. ha ha ha.

  116. Kazz April 22, 2010 12:29 pm

    And for fun, here are the “thumbs down” stuff from WAC Softball Blogspot:

    Thumbs DOWN! to the NFCA/USA Today Coaches Poll. The 31 coaches who vote in the poll give us the same ‘ol thing week after week. Yes we know the Pac-10 and SEC are the two best conferences in the country, but it’s more than a bit unfair that teams in those leagues can be swept repeatedly in conference play and still maintain a high ranking. When a WAC team loses to Pac-10 or SEC opponents, the fall is steep and usually out of the poll completely. And don’t get us started about Hawai’i and Fresno State. For those who’ve actually seen them play, the Wahine are close to being a Top 10 team and the Bulldogs are a Top 25 team, regardless of what the polls say.

    Thumbs DOWN! to The Fresno Bee for its poor and increasingly negative softball coverage. Last season, in an online blog on the Bee’s web site, a Bee staffer questioned why he’d never seen Bulldogs Coach Margie Wright in a dress. Is that journalistic integrity? We don’t think so. The Bee has for years had a contentious relationship with Bulldogs sports, and no local paper in the league seems to take more delight when the hometown team falls. From getting players’ names and positions confused repeatedly (ask former All-WAC player Haley Perkins), to focusing on the negative, The Bee has been a bust. If Fresno State reached Oklahoma City and made it to the NCAA Championship final but lost, you get the feeling The Bee headline would be, “Bulldogs Fail Again.”

    Thumbs UP AND DOWN! to the WAC for its television contract with ESPN. There’s both good and bad news here. On May 7, the WAC will appear on ESPNU in a nationally-televised, regular season softball game for the first time in years. But should we really be happy with only one game being broadcast? It seems like there should be a minimum of three softball games televised each season. Seeing the Louisiana Tech-Fresno State game on national TV is a start but it would sure be nice to have more. Let’s hope 2011 brings more coverage.

    Thumbs DOWN! to the gametracker, live stats and audio problems that have plagued several teams this season. Must we always wait several hours to find out how Utah State fared every time out?

    Thumbs DOWN! to bad weather, which has been a real problem this season. Utah State, Nevada and Fresno State have all been adversely affected and have lost some big games to Mother Nature. The Aggies have been particularly affected lately with eight games either rained or snowed out in the last three weeks.

    Does the Fresno Bee sound similar to another… ok fine, I better stop. 😎

  117. Kazz April 22, 2010 12:35 pm


    True a lock isn’t locked until it’s actually locked, but brah, Kelly “MONEY” Majam is a lock for at LEAST “WAC Freshman of the Year 2010” and a super strong candidate for “2010 WAC Player of the Year”.

    Nobody can provide a decent argument against Majam for the WAC freshman of the year honors in 2010.

    I swear if she doesn’t at least snag the WAC Freshman of the Year 2010 honor, I’ll tattoo “IDIOT” on my upper back.

    Jessica Iwata should be another consideration for WAC Freshman of the Year 2010 also.

    I mean let’s be honest, Iwata doesn’t have the HR #s Majam has, but has been VERY effective in conference play and is deserving of a nomination, not to mention she got the NFCA National Player of the Week honor too.

  118. Kazz April 22, 2010 12:39 pm


    I know SOME German, but they’re all cuss words and phrases. 😆

  119. al April 22, 2010 12:40 pm

    kazz…i believe she is the frontrunner for freshman of the year – ncaa providing we win one or two games in the ncaa’s.

    you forgot to mention that she is as cute as a button.

  120. al April 22, 2010 12:42 pm

    well i guess the stanford name is bigger,,,their hc scooped the award.

  121. A-House April 22, 2010 12:47 pm

    “cute as a botton”, eh – have not heard that in a while, “old man”.

  122. Kazz April 22, 2010 12:48 pm


    Ahhh… Stanford… 😡

    As vballfan pointed out they’re good, but what Charlie Wade did was BETTER and more impressive considering the facts, BUT facts shmacts yeah…

    “NCAA willing…”

  123. al April 22, 2010 12:48 pm

    ahouse… andre the giant almeida is still on the hook with nebraska his early signing binds him to nebraska. he hasn’t been given a release.

  124. Kazz April 22, 2010 12:49 pm

    “Cellar Dweller to CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENDER”

    Yup.. MUCH more impressive.


  125. al April 22, 2010 12:50 pm

    i love it when guys older than i call me an “old man”. it actually is flattering. especially because there are two of them.

  126. A-House April 22, 2010 12:50 pm

    btw, who are the voters for VB awards? fellow coaches? media? anywho?

    Hawaii will just have to beat all of them, win the NCAA, and smile, “eh, bradda, good job”.

  127. A-House April 22, 2010 12:53 pm


    your #126 stay cracking me up! two, eh!

  128. al April 22, 2010 12:54 pm

    derek…i’d take a seven footer who can jam the lanes, block 3-4 shots per game, alter another 6-8, score 12 points, grab another 12 rebbies, shoot an occasional three, and run up n down the floor anyday, everyday.

    why even some older folks would agree.

  129. jm2375 April 22, 2010 12:55 pm

    Just for the he$$ of it –

    Mock-draft me, Avis!

  130. al April 22, 2010 12:55 pm

    ahouse…we need to go grab lunch one day with the grouchy ralphie. it would be a lot of fun.

    i love senior members of the community.

  131. Kazz April 22, 2010 12:57 pm


    April 22nd, 2010 at 12:40 pm
    kazz…i believe she is the frontrunner for freshman of the year – ncaa providing we win one or two games in the ncaa’s.

    you forgot to mention that she is as cute as a button.


    I don’t think that’s part of the voting criteria.

  132. al April 22, 2010 12:59 pm

    i was thinking of you kazzman.

    actually they say in the business world good looks can open many doors for someone that may not have been opened.

  133. al April 22, 2010 12:59 pm

    draft is starting.
    that is important viewing,

  134. Kazz April 22, 2010 1:02 pm

    I looked in the “Pidgin To Da Max” reference guide and there is no “cute as a button”.

    Sorry. I’m an 80’s/90’s kid. 😛

  135. Kazz April 22, 2010 1:05 pm


    April 22nd, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    actually they say in the business world good looks can open many doors for someone that may not have been opened.

    Being a brainless and spineless “Yes-Man” can do wonders for you too in the business/financial world.

    Just gotta get a good pair of kneepads, lube, and eventually adult-sized diapers to go along with it.

  136. J-Dog April 22, 2010 1:06 pm

    So, who do you guys think will be the first UH Warrior that will be drafted (if any) and what round.

  137. HiFlyer April 22, 2010 1:06 pm

    Mock-draft me, Avis!

  138. A-House April 22, 2010 1:11 pm


    yes, yes, yes, let’s go lunch with Ralphie and relive the old times!!

    name the date, time, and place – this lunch reserved only for those born before 1954 – yes!

  139. Kazz April 22, 2010 1:11 pm

    RE: Grouchy Ralphie

    Dave Chappelle had a funny segment about Sesame Street and Oscar The Grouch.

    Dave Chappelle: Sesame Street can be cruel, it teaches kids how to judge others unfairly. Like, take Oscar the Grouch for example, they treat him like (expletive)! “Oh Oscar you are so mean, you are such a grouch.”

    Dave Chappelle (imitating Oscar The Grouch): (expletive)! I LIVE IN A F’N TRASH CAN!!!

  140. Kazz April 22, 2010 1:12 pm

    Al, A-House, and Ralph all sitting together for breakfast…

    Let me guess, McDonalds at 5am?

  141. Ralph April 22, 2010 1:14 pm

    Oakland has the 8th pick, they need a qb, OL, and everything else

  142. papajoe2 April 22, 2010 1:18 pm

    Bradford first pick for NFL draft. Hope he has a lot of insurance because with their OL he’s going to get killed.

  143. d1島 April 22, 2010 1:23 pm


    2-0, 1 out, top 3d

  144. d1島 April 22, 2010 1:24 pm

    Suh in Honoluhluh Bluh….

  145. Ralph April 22, 2010 1:24 pm

    Suh is doomed, Lions picked him

  146. Ralph April 22, 2010 1:25 pm

    the lions first pick is like being on the Sports Illustrated cover

  147. Ralph April 22, 2010 1:26 pm

    Redskins pick at #4, hopefully its not a qb

  148. d1島 April 22, 2010 1:26 pm

    7th hit….3-0!

  149. Stink Fut April 22, 2010 1:27 pm

    Colt Brennan’s fate with the Redskins, and possibly in the NFL, will be decided this weekend.

  150. papajoe2 April 22, 2010 1:27 pm

    Kazz, You know and I know and everybody and their cousins know that Kellie should be freshman of the year, all WAC, WAC player of the Year, NCAA 1st team All American, etc., etc., etc., but she probably get nothing. Yet, she living in Hawaii!!!!. IMUA SOFTBOWS!!!

  151. Ralph April 22, 2010 1:28 pm

    bows need to sweep to get back into contention

  152. d1島 April 22, 2010 1:28 pm


    In a way, I wish they would….

  153. J-Dog April 22, 2010 1:28 pm

    I’d like to see Davone Bess and RGM do their air bump after a touchdown again.

  154. d1島 April 22, 2010 1:29 pm

    4-0! 😀

  155. d1島 April 22, 2010 1:30 pm

    MacDonald goes yard for 2 more…..6-0!

  156. d1島 April 22, 2010 1:32 pm


    Contend for what? Realistically, their only ticket to the playoffs comes by winning the WAC tourney. Just need to start getting some momentum from now….which is looking pretty good at the moment.

  157. d1島 April 22, 2010 1:33 pm

    Ger-aaarrrr-ld McCoy is a Buc!

  158. Kazz April 22, 2010 1:34 pm

    John Estes = late 6th.

    Interestingly, Todd McShay has Estes around there going to Cincy as a “DS”.

    What the heck is a “DS”. I know some people had Estes pegged as a long snapper in the NFL for some reason.. DS = Designated Snapper???

  159. Mad Dog April 22, 2010 1:37 pm

    Mock-draft me, Avis!

  160. d1島 April 22, 2010 1:38 pm

    Put the clothes back in the dresser, Colt.

  161. Kazz April 22, 2010 1:39 pm


    April 22nd, 2010 at 1:33 pm
    Ger-aaarrrr-ld McCoy is a Buc!


    Your keyboard must be malfunctioning…

    The “F” key typed out a “B” and for some reason the exclaimation mark comes up instead of the letters “k”, “e”, and “r”.

  162. d1島 April 22, 2010 1:39 pm

    Three Okies in the first 4 picks….

    No one in TX can make the “Steers and …..” joke today!

  163. bluefintuna April 22, 2010 1:40 pm

    Re-Renaming of fields


    In this article the Cooke family gave it’s blessing on the change in names.

    Nobody blinked.

    End results, students benefit.

    Both families should be applauded.

    Just like one family passing the torch onto the other.

    The Cooke family will be remembered more for not blinking.

  164. Kazz April 22, 2010 1:40 pm



    Nevermind, I thought you meant Colt McCoy.

    Ignore post #162.

  165. d1島 April 22, 2010 1:43 pm


    The label on the bottom says, “Heche en Chine” 😈

  166. papajoe2 April 22, 2010 1:43 pm

    Hey, didn’t that team with 3 of the first 4 picks in the draft lose to some non BCS team a few years ago? Hmmm……

  167. d1島 April 22, 2010 1:46 pm

    Headache (and bodyaches) for the Raiders….Eric Berry is a Chief.

  168. d1島 April 22, 2010 1:47 pm

    Back-to-back Jack for Freitas and Van Doornum! 9-0!

  169. Ralph April 22, 2010 1:50 pm

    no matter, the Raiders going over the top and Berry will be standing in no man’s land, confused and embarressed.

  170. Kazz April 22, 2010 1:52 pm

    Keep at it Bows!!! At Tech is no easy feat. I wonder if that pitcher for Tech is still there. I can’t think of his name, but braddah had the SICKEST change up I saw last season.

  171. d1島 April 22, 2010 1:52 pm


    It’s a credit to their coaches and their system that B$-You could pull that off and none of their players will even need to show up for the draft today!

  172. jm2375 April 22, 2010 1:54 pm

    d1 – too bad no mo mercy rule in baseball. :mrgreen:
    GO BOWS!

  173. d1島 April 22, 2010 1:54 pm


    Well if any team in the NFL could give tips on how to look “confused and embarrassed”…. 🙄

  174. Ralph April 22, 2010 1:54 pm

    Big 12 dominating the early draft, where’s the SEC

  175. Kazz April 22, 2010 1:54 pm

    9-0?!?!?!?! Good LAWD!!!!!!!!!!!

    Wait! The Wahine got on the right flight right???


  176. Kazz April 22, 2010 1:56 pm


    April 22nd, 2010 at 1:54 pm
    Big 12 dominating the early draft, where’s the SEC

    At church?

  177. Ralph April 22, 2010 1:57 pm

    that would be the Detroit Lions!

  178. d1島 April 22, 2010 1:57 pm

    Wow, another pick from N of the Red River

  179. Ralph April 22, 2010 1:57 pm

    Buffalo Bills not to far behind the Lions

  180. d1島 April 22, 2010 1:59 pm


    Claussen’s still available…..

  181. Ralph April 22, 2010 2:01 pm

    I hope Oakland doesn’t pick a qb, Clausen, Tebow and McCoy is not the answer for Oaklands faltering offense. OL, got to score. then the DL. oh, are we discussing UH.

  182. Ralph April 22, 2010 2:02 pm

    Cleveland had difficulty scoring and they pick a db, confusing.

  183. Kekoa April 22, 2010 2:04 pm

    Slugger ~ Germans are actually very vocal fans and enjoy cheering for their club and national teams. Each team has their own pennant that is part of what they love to take to games and wave constantly. They supplement with their own tailored club cheers.

    So their cheers wouldn’t make any sense to the fans in the Stanley. In our case, we can make it ‘visual.’ Signboards that say things in German that would cheer on Jonas.

    For example: Pound dose Puppies! (auf deutsch) in German would be –

    Pound die Welpen!

    So every time he does slammajamma one straight down, we hold up the signs. Opposing fans will be clicking thru their iphones trying to find the definition. That’s when we change signs and get down and dirty with more phrases! (Can’t post it here, I would be banished to HA timeout the rest of the day!)

  184. d1島 April 22, 2010 2:04 pm


    Haden is shutdown….

  185. jm2375 April 22, 2010 2:08 pm

    Reason prevailed in the ‘Skins war room and they took an OL. Thank you!

  186. d1島 April 22, 2010 2:10 pm

    Hmmmm… LB?

  187. jm2375 April 22, 2010 2:10 pm

    Now we gotta see if Synder can keep his trap shut for the rest of the draft and not draft a qb. 😈

  188. d1島 April 22, 2010 2:11 pm


    Not real sure that’s gonna be a good thing for CB….

  189. d1島 April 22, 2010 2:17 pm


    Congratulations to former Crusader Tyson Alualu!

  190. Ralph April 22, 2010 2:17 pm

    wow Alualu at #10, way to go Tyson

  191. J-Dog April 22, 2010 2:22 pm

    Alualu at #10??? Wow, too bad he couldn’t have played for UH.

  192. d1島 April 22, 2010 2:23 pm

    VanDoornum blasts another HR!

  193. Kekoa April 22, 2010 2:25 pm

    Alualu would like finer as a 49er, but Anthony Davis in the Denver trade works really well for the niners. Wow, things are starting to get complicated.

  194. d1島 April 22, 2010 2:29 pm

    Holy Smokes Fresnecks’ Ryan Matthews to Chargers!

  195. Ralph April 22, 2010 2:30 pm

    Matthews of Fresno ran a 4.3 at the combine, no wonder we couldn’t tackle him, we have 4.6 guys at lb and barely 4.5 with the dbs

  196. Ralph April 22, 2010 2:32 pm

    Denver dealing, lots of extra draft choices, are there enough talent in the 3 and 4 round to pick.

  197. chawan_cut April 22, 2010 2:35 pm

    what is denver doing…. trade away all your players and then move down in the draft. what 3 players do they really want that no one else wants? we need a new qb. orton sucks.

  198. Ralph April 22, 2010 2:40 pm

    clausen, Tebow and McCoy must be sweating, expected to be picked by now.

  199. jm2375 April 22, 2010 2:42 pm

    Umm, what happened to the Dolphin’s pick? I leave my desk for a few minutes and ….

  200. Ralph April 22, 2010 2:43 pm

    C-C they figure no one else wants Tebow so they trading their choice to move down, then pick Tebow as your next qb.

  201. Maverick April 22, 2010 2:43 pm

    Woody Paige believes Denver grabs Tebow.

    Moving down the draft is chess match for good reasons.

  202. Ralph April 22, 2010 2:44 pm

    surprising pete Carroll hasn’t picked anyone from USC or the pac 10

  203. Maverick April 22, 2010 2:44 pm

    10 – 4

  204. d1島 April 22, 2010 2:44 pm


    Kevin Hashiro is convinced they are positioning to take Tebow…

  205. Slugger April 22, 2010 2:54 pm

    Congrats to Tyson Alualu! Now we’ll have to watch the Jags…

  206. Kekoa April 22, 2010 2:54 pm

    Jason Pierre Paul. Is that a name for a fb player or a clothing line? FUBU owner, grab him to start a new style.

  207. chawan_cut April 22, 2010 2:55 pm


  208. d1島 April 22, 2010 3:09 pm

    Congrats BaseBows!

    Keep those bats warm! Hope the weather cooperates over the weekend…

  209. d1島 April 22, 2010 3:12 pm

    Lookin’ more and more like Tim Broncbow….

  210. Ralph April 22, 2010 3:13 pm

    not bad, 2 from the WAC in top 18, first round-Matthews and Iupati.

  211. Ralph April 22, 2010 3:15 pm

    MWC zero, Pac 10 with 1 and Big 10 with 1 in top 18

  212. Ralph April 22, 2010 3:16 pm

    it’s a big 12 and SEC draft.

  213. d1島 April 22, 2010 3:19 pm

    Broncos move up 2

  214. Pomai April 22, 2010 3:20 pm

    skins don’t pick again until the 5th pick in the 4th round then 32th pick in the 5th round, what will be left I’m not sure. But I don’t think any QB’s of note will be there.

  215. SteveM April 22, 2010 3:21 pm

    April 22nd, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    yes, yes, yes, let’s go lunch with Ralphie and relive the old times!!

    name the date, time, and place – this lunch reserved only for those born before 1954 – yes!


  216. Ralph April 22, 2010 3:21 pm

    chawan is on the edge of his seat, it’s Denver’s pick

  217. chawan_cut April 22, 2010 3:29 pm

    awrite! no tebow. a WR, thomas from ga tech. as long as he works hard and is a better quality person than that marshall guy.

  218. Pomai April 22, 2010 3:31 pm

    Been looking at kiper’s mock draft an he hasn’t hit one yet, what a joke.

  219. Momo April 22, 2010 3:38 pm

    Mock draft me Avis

  220. chawan_cut April 22, 2010 3:39 pm

    kiper the expert!

  221. Ralph April 22, 2010 3:44 pm

    chawan you got Tebow

  222. chawan_cut April 22, 2010 3:44 pm

    oh no!

  223. chawan_cut April 22, 2010 3:45 pm

    well, i guess anything is better than orton and brady quinn. should be an interesting camp.
    he does have the work ethic and hopefully his passing has improved. and it looks like his family all knew that denver was gonna get him. look at all those hats.

  224. Kazz April 22, 2010 3:48 pm


    I am so sorry. You didn’t deserve this. Dude, I’m so sorry.

    Does Denver really need a fullback?

  225. Ralph April 22, 2010 3:49 pm

    Kiper can’t rationalize Tebow’s pick, good luck to chawan and denver.

  226. Slugger April 22, 2010 3:49 pm


    Is there a Denver game you can go to when we play Colorado? 🙂

    Esme & out….

  227. Kazz April 22, 2010 3:50 pm

    Is Denver pretty strict on maintaining the NFL’s drug policy for performance enhancing substances?

  228. protector April 22, 2010 3:51 pm

    Jonas not on the 1st Team MPSF; that’s a poor joke. Hopefully Jonas will laugh off the slight and take it out on Pepperdine & the next opponent(s)!

    Congrats to the Basebows for shaking off the cobwebs & crushing LaTech! That’ll give ’em food for thought in the ensuing games.

  229. Ralph April 22, 2010 3:53 pm

    Chawan reported that Denver is at home when the warriors face Colorado.

  230. chawan_cut April 22, 2010 3:53 pm

    yep, both NY’s nfl teams and Denver have home games after our road games.

  231. chawan_cut April 22, 2010 3:56 pm

    i guess i’ll have to wait and see. maybe he’ll prove everyone wrong. if he does, then i’ll have to jump on the bandwagon. its been a rough couple of years with griese, plummer, cutler and orton.
    i wonder what mccoy & clausen are thinking?
    kiper? kiper? why are you so quiet???

  232. Pomai April 22, 2010 4:05 pm

    cc cause he’s an idiot.

  233. Pomai April 22, 2010 4:06 pm

    What I can’t understand is espn keeps paying him.

  234. d1島 April 22, 2010 4:18 pm



    Kyle Wilson belongs in the 1st day!

  235. Pauoa Boy April 22, 2010 4:20 pm

    Dayum can we say the JETS may just have the most killer secondary with the draft of Boise State CB Kyle Wilson…

    Darelle Revis, Dwight Lowery, Antonio Cromartie, and now Kyle Wilson…Nice, I like

  236. chawan_cut April 22, 2010 4:22 pm

    one good thing is that we don’t have to see ryan matthews or kyle wilson any more.

  237. Pauoa Boy April 22, 2010 4:23 pm

    Congrats to Tyson Alualu…nice to see another POLY Mike Iupati to the 49ers…

  238. Pauoa Boy April 22, 2010 4:25 pm

    Dont’ matter Boise State is at that stage of just reloading and never rebuilding, hope our Warrior Boys can get there soon too!

  239. Pauoa Boy April 22, 2010 4:28 pm

    Jahvid Best to Detroit Lions

  240. Pauoa Boy April 22, 2010 4:33 pm

    Jerry Hughes to Indianapolis Colts

  241. papajoe2 April 22, 2010 4:38 pm

    d1, i’ve been away. how many WAC players taken now in the 1st round? 3? 4? What about Mountain West? Not bad for a non BCS conference.

  242. wafan April 22, 2010 4:42 pm

    Time for FlashForward.


  243. iwonderwhytheyhateme April 22, 2010 4:43 pm

    Who’s Lamar?

    I have to admit when I read that headline I thought we secured some verbal commitment from a high school player.

    Is it possible that we secured a deal where we did not have to pay Lamar to come here and thats why we decided to go with them…not such a bad idea because that would mean a pure profit game for us.

    IMO I think UH will have much difficulties trying to sell tickets for this game unless they run discounts 2for1 etc etc.

  244. Pauoa Boy April 22, 2010 4:43 pm

    Patrick Wilson to New Orleans Saints…all pau

    Cannot believe Tebow went in the first round to Denver…hah???

  245. Pauoa Boy April 22, 2010 4:44 pm

    My bad Patrick Robinson

  246. d1島 April 22, 2010 4:46 pm


    Mathews, Fresno
    Iupati, Idaho
    Wilson B$-You

  247. Pauoa Boy April 22, 2010 4:48 pm

    WAC – 3
    MWC – 1

  248. d1島 April 22, 2010 4:49 pm

    Awright, we get to see Big Red in ’12!

  249. Ralph April 22, 2010 4:51 pm

    wow 2012, Western Kentucky, Lamar and UNLV added to our already weak conference schedule. The warrior nation needs to play better quality teams to upgrade its level of play. You play your best, if you don’t win then you look at the players you have and recruit players with better potential the next round. Lamar is starting a football program in 2010, so we jump on them to get a win, laughable.

  250. Pauoa Boy April 22, 2010 4:53 pm

    Ralph, I’m with you on that…we need to play the QUALITY teams not Quantity teams!!! Hysterical…

  251. Ralph April 22, 2010 4:57 pm

    we better stop hallucinating and stop dreaming of ever joining the pac 10, we don’t have the mentality of playing the best, not with JD and coach mac picking opponents. in 2012 we play USC and BYU and the first impression I get is JD wants to balance the non conference game with weak opponents, in the Pac 10 you got to play 9 pac 10 teams yearly not only USC.

  252. Kekoa April 22, 2010 4:59 pm

    IWWTHM ~ Lamar is a university in Beaumont Texas, about 80 cow pies from Houston. Those kids will be so jazzed to come here and play in Hawaii. Should bring lots of Touristas to spend mucho Dinaro.

  253. Ralph April 22, 2010 5:02 pm

    Central Arkansas last year, Lamar in 2012, Charleston Southern this year, dang, I can’t see an increase in ticket prices, but no matter, with this weak scheduling there is no reason we can not win 7 games to qualify for the Sheraton Bowl year in and year out.

  254. d1島 April 22, 2010 5:02 pm

    OTOH, it’s not like JD can just snap his fingers and have “Quality” teams lining up to play Hawaii…

  255. papajoe2 April 22, 2010 5:06 pm

    IWWTHM, no worry.by 2012 Lamar will have plenty players with experience but we would not only Lamar but his cousins too.

  256. Ralph April 22, 2010 5:06 pm

    true but that’s his job, he got to work harder than most AD to get the quality teams to play Hawaii. If we accept that it can’t be done, we already lose out before anything happens. Fans say its late to recruit, Gib is a late hire, but look at what he is bringing in with maximum effort on his part. true, the players haven’t played a minute of D1 ball but on paper they are an upgrade of prior recruiting years.

  257. Pauoa Boy April 22, 2010 5:07 pm

    I just don’t see how we can take the next step to consistently play at a high level when we are scheduling much lesser competition. Seriously we make ourselves look like the joke to all the analyst, ESPN, etc…and then wonder why we can’t land big name recruits or gain any respect. Think about it, if you’re a big name recruit looking at which college to go to. You got choices of UH, a PAC-10 school, a MWC school, a BIG-12, a SEC, etc…catch my drift…seriously which would you choose??? Granted the ones that want to come will come but then how many top local boys we lost to PAC-10, MWC, etc??? The beauty of the islands can only go so far…

  258. papajoe2 April 22, 2010 5:08 pm

    #256 we would not only PLAY Lamar but his cousins too. My hand sleeping so i miss one word.
    Thanks d1. I thought was 4 but I was counting Alualu. shucks. we still beat the MWC and yet boise city like go there?

  259. wafan April 22, 2010 5:14 pm

    Lamar University. I have a standing job offer to teach there. One of my buddies is the vice-president of academic affairs. Lots of hard working kids there who decided to pursue a degree having more to do with technology than with the academic side. Not that they do not offer academia, too.

    And, being in SE Texas I would guess they will have lots of big and motivated kids who are willing to make a difference. It would be foolish to laugh them off as a token game.

  260. Kekoa April 22, 2010 5:14 pm

    PB & Ralph ~ Maybe JD had to take whatever was available. Maybe he was looking for a recruiting tie in to Texas and the Friday Night Lights Panthers!

    The skill level is improving. We gotta gain the respect of the big guys by beating BYWho & SC, more than one time.

    The program has got to get to auto-reload level before taking on the world in my opinion.

  261. Manoa Mist April 22, 2010 5:16 pm

    I once worked with one of Alualu’s older brothers. Super guy, first class person. Last guy I’d want to mess with too…Bet the family is smiling tonight.

  262. d1島 April 22, 2010 5:17 pm

    Who is willing to “arm” JD with the tools he needs to upgrade the schedule?

    I paid a $40 per seat premium contribution last year. Would I be willing to double that to see better competition? Triple? Four or five-fold increase?
    Would I still get 4 tickets?

    Big name schools get BIG BUCK$ for their home dates…..

  263. Ralph April 22, 2010 5:21 pm

    Kekoa we should have been on auto reload long ago, UH is not starting a fb program, it’s the senior member of the WAC that it rarely wins. Boise comes in from the junior college ranks and kicks butt as soon as they landed in the WAC.

  264. papajoe2 April 22, 2010 5:23 pm

    pauoa boy, I know what you saying cause most of the WAC is already weak, but check out the SEC’s non conference schedule. Some of them are very weak. Didn’t Florida play Arkansas Pine Bluff or similar, last year? With most of the conferences going with the end of season playoffs, nobody wants to come all the way to Hawaii to play. If they lose to us, then their BCS game or other high paying bowl games may be in jeopardy. Best for them to stay away from us and not risk it. Although the BCS teams will never admit it, they do respect us, which is why teams like Michigan State dropped us. We are no longer a guaranteed victory for them If they lose to us, you hear all kinds of excuses like referees (although from a neutral conference), the travel, the weather, food (food! did I say food?) We deal with this on every road trip, but we lucky, as we get to come home to Hawaii.

  265. wafan April 22, 2010 5:31 pm

    Link to Warrior/Lamar University game.


  266. Kekoa April 22, 2010 5:31 pm

    Ralph ~ Don’t shoot I’m only da piano player!

  267. wafan April 22, 2010 5:32 pm

    Okay, FlashFoward is almost finished.

    Really, nytal, in a few.

  268. BleedGreen808 April 22, 2010 5:35 pm

    Great news about Tyson Alualu. Congratulations to him and his family!

  269. BleedGreen808 April 22, 2010 5:37 pm

    April 22nd, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    Al, A-House, and Ralph all sitting together for breakfast…

    Let me guess, McDonalds at 5am?


  270. Ralph April 22, 2010 5:37 pm

    USC is coming to town and they haven’t charged an arm and a leg, don’t get any bigger than USC.

    Think out of the box, K State is in a small city, 40,000 population, fb stadium that sits 50K so how can they compete with the other big 12 schools financially. They charge like we do premium seating, point system to determine pecking order to buy tickets, but what they do different is charge a different price based on opponent. It’s $75 per ticket + premium for Texas & Nebraska, $55 for UCLA and Okhlahoma State, and $35 for Missouri State and Central Florida. They also package game ticket with wahine volleyball, packaged Texas or Nebraska with Missouri State or Central Florida.

    They also package tickets for non season ticket holders to encourage them to buy more than one game deals.

    All our game prices are the same + premium seating. Think out of the box, look at other schools how they are packaging tickets.

  271. Ralph April 22, 2010 5:38 pm

    could use spell check: Okhlahoma=Oklahoma

  272. BleedGreen808 April 22, 2010 5:40 pm


    Congrats to my fellow countrymen, Tim Tebow! Prove everyone wrong my bro. 😉

  273. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 22, 2010 5:40 pm

    Good lord!!!! An hour and a half to get home!!!!!

  274. Pauoa Boy April 22, 2010 5:40 pm


    Howzit, to me I always feel like we can compete with anybody. I understand it’s difficult to get certain teams to come play us because of chicken sheeitness or more realistically money issues. I mean I know the McChicken States and Texas Longhorns between the legs was scared to play us but I know there are way better teams out there then teams who just recently got bumped up to FCS ball. That’s like playing Kahuku High School if you ask me. Yeah, don’t underestimate them and all that but seriously if you cannot pound teams like that then maybe we should move down to FCS ball instead of FBS??? Anyway, I don’t mind playing the BYU’s, USC’s, Florida’s, Georgia’s, Alabama’s, and Wisconsin’s and unfortunately losing to these guys. If we compete and put forth effort to compete and maybe beat them here and there I feel good either way. Playing lesser competition and than either blowing them out or losing, to me doesn’t prove anything. It’s either that one game to get us into the Hawaii Bowl, or the one game that kills us which we should’ve won. If our goal is set to do just the Hawaii Bowl every year, that’s sad! If we can go to a BCS Bowl in New Orleans I’m sure we can do it again! I dunno, I know our Warrior Boys would rather play quality teams to and go against better competition. When you play guys who have a higher talent level, it usually raises your game…when you play mediocre talent it usually doesn’t bring out the best in you…IMO

  275. Ralph April 22, 2010 5:41 pm

    Kekoa you banging on the wrong keys, got to watch Jerry Lee Lewis you tube video and catch the beat.

  276. Ralph April 22, 2010 5:43 pm

    getting BCS schools in December is getting more difficult, like papajoe2 mentioned, they BCS teams can’t afford a loss to Hawaii late in the season. Think out of the box, how about attempting a UH exemption to start the season one week earlier that everyone else and get them to come to Hawaii the first of the season rather at the end.

  277. papajoe2 April 22, 2010 5:44 pm

    I remember in the 70’s and maybe even the 80’s and 90’s, the big school teams would schedule Hawaii as a recruiting tool, telling recruits “We’re going to Hawaii next year. Want to play for us?” My beachboy friends would take a lot of the players from those teams out surfing and canoe riding a day or two before the our big game, or maybe even the day of the game. They would see the players were all sunburned and drained from the sun, then would take the points and bet against them. Most of the time, they won their “recreational” bets. If any of you who went to the games during that era, noticed that some of the players, especially the big haole linemen, all red? Not any more. Now when they come, most of it is business. To them its not worth the effort or money to come to Hawaii to get their ass whipped. They may go to the Arizona Memorial and such but learned to stay away from the beach. Aaaaaahhhhh……. those were the days.

  278. Ralph April 22, 2010 5:48 pm

    Kazz you drive too slow, no more texting while you drive. 🙂

  279. ai-eee-soos April 22, 2010 5:53 pm

    agree with the others, Lamar might have been the only one willing to play here.

    here’s what the OOC schedules look like:

    Sept. 3: Colorado, Aloha Stadium
    Sept. 10: at Washington, Seattle, Wash.
    Sept. 17: at UNLV, Las Vegas, Nev.
    Sept. 24: UC Davis, Aloha Stadium
    Dec. 3: Oregon State, Aloha Stadium

    Sept. 1: at USC, Los Angeles
    Sept. 8: at BYU, Provo, Utah
    Sept. 15: Lamar, Aloha Stadium
    Sept. 22: UNLV, Aloha Stadium
    Dec. 1: Western Kentucky, Aloha Stadium

  280. Ralph April 22, 2010 5:56 pm

    read the Lamar fb website, they wrote that after playing Hawaii, their schedule will play a notch up with the addition of Oklahoma State and Texas A&M. Oh well, even Lamar sees us as low level opponent.

  281. Ralph April 22, 2010 6:00 pm

    I hope UC Davis has a fb program in 2011, they just cut a few lesser athletic programs to save money. If the California money crunch continues and if UH guarantee doesn’t cover cost they may have to opt out of their contract or cease to exist.

  282. iwonderwhytheyhateme April 22, 2010 6:06 pm

    On the other hand, look at S. Florida and the team they turned into in the Big East from literally a trailer for an athletics building.

    Lamar may have potential and be a harder game if they follow USF’s path.

  283. BleedGreen808 April 22, 2010 6:09 pm


    This is unacceptable. This does not do anything for UH. It seems UH is content on being JUST the senior member of the WAC. I would have rather have UH scheduled a top 5 team from the DII ranks. At least, that would be a more reputable win than a start up football program. I can already see the headline “Hawaii bullies the little guy”

    “Balanced schedule?” How balance can you get with the conference schedule.

  284. OldDiver April 22, 2010 6:13 pm


    {we better stop hallucinating and stop dreaming of ever joining the pac 10, we don’t have the mentality of playing the best, not with JD and coach mac picking opponents.}

    I don’t believe JD and Mac have the pick of the litter. It’s more like they are desperately looking for teams to play us here. JD has already said taking a big pay day to play at a top ten team’s place only to get slaughtered is not in the business plan. We need to accept the fact that the college football land scape is changing and teams don’t want to come here anymore. Thinking out of the box is fine, but to assume JD is not already thinking out of the box is not understanding what’s going on up their in Manoa.

  285. BleedGreen808 April 22, 2010 6:15 pm

    I think Alualu is the highest draft pick of polynesian descent in NFL history. He even beat out Polamalu. He was the 16th pick in 2003.

  286. OldDiver April 22, 2010 6:21 pm


    What Lamar does is fill out the schedule. We need to take this as a hint as to how difficult it is to get teams to come out here. At this point only a few Pac-10 teams are willing to play us home and home. No other BCS conference teams want to play us here. It’s easy to complain about the schedule until you are the person in charge of making one.

  287. iwonderwhytheyhateme April 22, 2010 6:27 pm


    I have to agree with you there. I really don’t think its about being creative or finding an AD who is sharp enough to lure BCS teams to Hawaii. Most BCS teams don’t really have the desire to play here unless its worth their while and more than just money. I think recruiting in Hawaii is a big reason why they would come hence we have Pac-10 teams more or less willing to travel here.

    the most i can hope for is that the AD will make the necessary adjustments to the sale of tickets, prices etc.

  288. Bigislandkurt April 22, 2010 6:30 pm

    I wouldn’t sleep on Lamar because they have a team full of JUCO players from the great state of Texas. They are going to come to win. WITH THAT SAID HOWEVER, I would much rather see some 1AA teams from the western side of the continent……Eastern Washington, Cal Poly, Montana. I’ve also been a proponent of scheduling HBCU’s like Grambling or Florida A &M. In my ideal world, we’d schedule some games with some of the old WAC like Wyoming, Colorado State, and Air Force.


  289. BleedGreen808 April 22, 2010 6:33 pm


    Then let’s take the fight to them.

    UH probably will make more money playing an away game with a marquee team then having a start up program come to Hawaii. History shows that you won’t be able to sell out the stadium.

    Yes, that’s all that Lamar does, which is fill out the schedule and nothing else.

  290. 99club April 22, 2010 6:34 pm

    Lamar. Can’t complain. JD’s scheduling’s been fantastic since the fumbler left. Throwing a bone to a new program is a decent thing to do. After all, their benefactor was quite a gal…

    Hedy Lamar (November 9, 1914 – January 19, 2000) was an Austrian-born American actress and engineer. Though known primarily for her film career as a major contract star of MGM’s “Golden Age”, she also co-invented an early form of spread spectrum communications technology, a key to modern wireless communication.

  291. Da Punchbowl Kid April 22, 2010 6:43 pm

    Couldn’t help but notice that good ole Mel Kiper Jr. almost wet his panties when Alualu was picked, saying that he expected him to be chosen much later in the first or early in the second round. More love to the islands from Hawai’i’s favorite draft “analyst”.

  292. Da Punchbowl Kid April 22, 2010 6:44 pm

    Closin’ in on that 300 mark…

  293. Da Punchbowl Kid April 22, 2010 6:44 pm

    just a few more posts to go…

  294. Da Punchbowl Kid April 22, 2010 6:46 pm

    the hairs on the back of my neck are standin’ straight up…

  295. Da Punchbowl Kid April 22, 2010 6:46 pm

    Al’s lurking nearby…

  296. Da Punchbowl Kid April 22, 2010 6:47 pm

    ready to swoop in and claim the #300 post..

  297. BleedGreen808 April 22, 2010 6:47 pm


    I’ll help you get there. 🙂

  298. Da Punchbowl Kid April 22, 2010 6:47 pm

    I just know it…

  299. Da Punchbowl Kid April 22, 2010 6:50 pm

    Where’s the Tiger when we need him??!!

  300. Da Punchbowl Kid April 22, 2010 6:52 pm

    I was waitin’ for u to grab it Bleeds! You’re the rookie round here! 😆

  301. papajoe2 April 22, 2010 6:52 pm

    Something to think about… If a couple of teams leave the WAC, with all the financial woes within the California schools, maybe teams like Cal Davis, couldn’t join the WAC. In case you’re wondering, no I don’t want Cal Davis or the like join the WAC. There are a few teams in the WAC that are also struggling financially. Could they give up football? What will happen to UH? For the rest of the WAC teams, not only in football, but other sports like soccer, golf, swimming, water polo, etc., could they vote Hawaii OUT of the WAC to save money. Could the WAC fold? Most people say “so, lets go independent” but if we cannot get teams hear, now, to play us in football, how are we going to survive. How is the WAC going to survive? By being tied into a conference, at least we have 8 or 9 conference games as a guarantee. We just have to fill in the blanks. I like Ralph’s idea of getting an exemption to start the season earlier for Hawaii only. We could start a trend and make it like a bowl game ala the season kickoff game already being played. It would probably be on national TV too. We could play a BCS team every year to start off the season. Look at the football schedule posted by a-e-s in 2011 & 12. The better teams are played in the beginning of the schedule and with the exception of OSU, the end of the schedule is getting weaker maybe, not by choice.

  302. Da Punchbowl Kid April 22, 2010 6:52 pm

    The ole Tiger , Al missed his big chance…

  303. Momo April 22, 2010 6:54 pm

    Whiteyand Ralph.. I remember paying anywhere from 12 to 25 cent for gas when I was in college in colorado and the gas companies had gas wars and the price got cheaper than 10 cent/gallon. This was 1959-61

  304. Da Punchbowl Kid April 22, 2010 6:54 pm

    Good ideas, Joe.

  305. BleedGreen808 April 22, 2010 6:58 pm


    I wanted to let the veteran have this one chance to take it. I won’t be so nice next time. 😉 😆

  306. Old School Dave April 22, 2010 7:05 pm

    “To be the best, you have to play the best.” Hmmmm…..the OOC schedule for 2012 is a disappointment at best. This isn’t the early 1980s when UH could get 40,000 fans for games against Abilene Christian and Montana. I would have hoped that instead of Lamar and Western Kentucky UH could have scheduled the likes of a Texas Tech, Texas A & M, Indiana, or Kentucky instead.

  307. papajoe2 April 22, 2010 7:12 pm

    99club #291.
    I appreciate your research/knowlege about Lamar, but I was going in a full blast mindset of football, thinking of possibilities and you tell us that Lamar was named after or founded by a lady actress? lol. We better not ever lose to them.

  308. papajoe2 April 22, 2010 7:18 pm

    Hey Tsaikos, no forget the year we went to BCS bowl game, we had the weakest RPI schedule in D! in the nation. Yet we struggled against some teams but managed to pull it out, going unbeaten in the regular season. Was that also the year that we played 1 game short because Fermin Hasier got the schedule going late and couldn’t find anybody? Could be the following year though. I forget. I getting older by the minute.

  309. Pride. April 22, 2010 7:21 pm


    April 22nd, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    Congrats to Tyson Alualu! Now we’ll have to watch the Jags…

    Shame on you Slugger. They’ve had local boys on their team for a number of years now. Naeole, Fuamatu-Ma’afala, Vince Manuwai, Chad Owens, and no Alualu. I would have thought that you already paid attention to them.

  310. patele2004 April 22, 2010 7:22 pm


  311. labrat April 22, 2010 7:22 pm

    Umlauft not on the first team. Are they blind?????

    I like seeing teams like Lamar. I think JD is doing a great job getting the future schedules together.

  312. papajoe2 April 22, 2010 7:26 pm

    over 300 posteseses. I getting tired and yet not even 8 o’clock. i going moe. see you guys and gals and boys and girls tomorrow.

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  314. Fan April 22, 2010 7:31 pm

    #286 – Bleedgreen808 – Junior Seau and I believe Haloti Ngata were both top 5 picks.

  315. BleedGreen808 April 22, 2010 7:47 pm

    My apologies Fan.

    Yes, indeed, Junior Seau was the fifth overall pick by the San Diego Chargers during the 1990 draft. How can I forget about him. I had his chargers jersey back in high school

    However, Haloti Ngata was the 12th overall pick by the Baltimore Ravens during the 2006 draft.

  316. BleedGreen808 April 22, 2010 7:56 pm



    It’ll be harder this time around to get a BCS bid since , well, let’s face it, we got schooled by Georgia. I’m sure when the time comes, voters will use the past as an excuse to not vote Hawaii in. Let’s hope they don’t.

  317. Pauoa Boy April 22, 2010 8:06 pm

    Seriously, we are going to be content playing Lamar, first off who the hell are they…never heard of them??? They actually play football??? C’mon now don’t understimate a bunch of JUCO level Texas boys…wow! I know Texas got loads of talented football players but if we gonna she-she pants over some JUCO level talent that could possibly beat us, so we need to be on our “A” game…what a joke? Teams like this should get killed by UH’s 3rd string! I love our Hawaii football team but if we going settle for this kine, I can only shake my head and say WOW! Yes maybe JD has the odds stacked against him because the big boys have no desire, money issues, whatever… But seriously even other non-BCS conferences would be better. Playing guys like Tulane, Ball State, TCU, etc…looks better than BFE Lamar??? I mean if Coach Gib can put in the work with such short notice and get quality why can’t everybody else? Watch when Coach Gib has a whole year to work on recruiting what kind of talent he’ll bring in the next coming years. If was me I’d be cranking on the phones calling continuously to get quality opponents on the schedule. I’m sure out of over 100 FBS football teams we could’ve found someone better than Lamar…just saying??? It’s whatever though…just hope our Warrior boys show no mercy and kill that team by 50+ pts. and show them they don’t belong on our level!!!

  318. Garret April 22, 2010 8:07 pm

    Scheduling Lamar is fine–JD needed a team that would give UH a win and would play at UH without having UH giving a return game. That meant JD needed a D-IAA team…for the suggestion of getting a D-II team, that would not count towards the Hawaii Bowl and the fact is that JD has to protect the interests of UH.

    UH could easily get to play big-name teams and get $1 million pay days *if* they wanted to go on the road for a game without getting a home game in return. UH already turned down several of those offers, which makes economic sense because:

    $1 million minus travel expenses is *less* than the $700k to $800k that UH can make in a home game.

    This is another example of how Hawaii’s geography and higher travel costs hurts UH.

  319. Garret April 22, 2010 8:07 pm

    Pauoa Boy,

    Lamar actually does *not* have a team yet, but they will by the fall.

  320. Garret April 22, 2010 8:10 pm

    Pauoa Boy and everybody else complaining:

    UH makes money with home games and needs to have more home games than road games to maximize money for the program. Unfortunately, the other D-IA teams also make their money from their home games so you will NOT see a Tulane, Ball State, or TCU come to Aloha Stadium unless UH goes to their stadiums.

    So, once per year JD has to pay a D-IAA team to come to Aloha Stadium without asking for a game in their stadium. That normally costs something like $300k, which covers their travel expenses and maybe gives them a little money extra. UH then makes a nice profit on the home game.

  321. el guapo April 22, 2010 8:15 pm

    Of course we rather see big names come down. But as A-Joe would say, “dey sked”!

    And Lamar gives me a bad feeling, but not the kine bad feeling everyone else get. Can you say Texas A&I?

  322. Garret April 22, 2010 8:17 pm

    For those who want Texas or some SEC or Big 10 team to come to Aloha Stadium *without* UH going on the road to their stadiums, those days are OVER. Forget about it, that does NOT make sense in the real world anymore.

    Texas makes between $7 million and $8 million per home game! UH would give them enough money to cover their travel expenses, so they would break even for no benefit. Texas would lose votes for playing a team considered “weak”, Texas does not recruit in Hawaii (they pretty much just take the best recruits in their state), and they cannot come to Aloha Stadium late in the year because they have the Texas A&M game on national TV and then the conference title game.

    The travel demands to Hawaii and the extra game for the conference title means that they would not play an extra game if they wanted to go to Hawaii. So, their choice is to take $7+ million for a home game or break even by going to UH.

  323. Garret April 22, 2010 8:19 pm

    The Big 10 isn’t going to play at Aloha Stadium because the Big 10 Network has no rights to road games. So, they make a LOT of money from home games and break even on road games.

    The SEC is the same way. CBS/ESPN have reportedly put up a pool of money to convince teams to play at SEC stadiums without getting home games in return.

  324. Garret April 22, 2010 8:21 pm

    The Pac-10 has a pretty weak TV contract compared to the Big 10 and SEC, which is one reason why they are trying to expand and get their Pac-12 TV Network. If that happens, they are going to stop being so interested in going to Aloha Stadium…they will offer UH extra money to play at their stadiums, or maybe offer 2-for-1 deals, but money changes everything.

  325. Garret April 22, 2010 8:24 pm

    Most of the Universities in D-IA football are public Universities and they rely upon football and men’s basketball revenue to cover their losses from all their other sports. They aren’t just going to do something nice for UH without getting anything in return.

    Fans here want Texas to play at Aloha Stadium, but they don’t care that doing so could cost Texas more than $7 million. That money would come from state funds since the Athletic Department currently gives money to their Academic side to help cover cuts in funding due to the budget situation.

  326. Bulla April 22, 2010 8:27 pm

    Congrats to Tyson Alualu,

    A former Crusader and walks the anointed path; all glory to God he would say…..he will make a great addition to his new team. ‘….from much whom is given, much is expected….’

  327. haka April 22, 2010 8:28 pm

    Okay, how you figgah?

    Everyone loves a tough schedule and no one likes losing.

    Where’s the balance?

    Where has playing a “take on all comers” attitude gotten Fresno State?

    We know all too well the effects of playing a soft schedule way out here in the Pacific…in any sport.

    Scheduling is more than just asking a school, “Eh, you like play?”.

    BCS teams are wary of coming over to play as it can be kind of a “no win” situation for them and a bit of a gamble as Hawaii does have a reputation for slaying the dragon at home.

    I think as AD and HC, you try to get the best schedule you can while trying to secure a great chance of a winning season. It’s especially true with the yearly Hawaii Bowl opportunity and the fact that Hawaii’s “fans” seem to only like winnah winnah chiken dinnahs.

    You’ve got to plan your course as best you can, have good timing and a lot of luck filling the pukas while creating your best revenue generating chances.

    That said, it would be nice to always have a couple of big time schools on your schedule to legitimize the team.

    How you figgah?

  328. jm2375 April 22, 2010 8:28 pm

    Mock-draft me, Avis!

  329. Garret April 22, 2010 8:30 pm

    UH needs to provide value to get teams to come to Aloha Stadium. JD has been doing a great job of locking in home-and-home deals with good opponents (military academies, Pac-10 schools, etc.) and home games against one D-IAA team each year.

    Anyone expecting teams from the SEC, Big 10, Big 12, etc. to play at Aloha Stadium without UH going to their stadiums, is living in the past when money was not a problem and travel costs were much less. I remember when BYU would play at Aloha Stadium every year instead of alternating home games…they would NOT do the same thing today because the economics have changed.

    UH could get $1 million pay days by going to Big 10 or SEC stadiums without a home game in return, but it won’t bring UH as much money as people think. SJSU and some other WAC teams happily do it because they make very little from their home games (their attendance is much lower) and their travel costs are much less than UH. When you add up UH’s higher attendance and travel costs, those “body bag” games are not as appealing as they are to NMSU, La Tech, etc.

  330. Garret April 22, 2010 8:35 pm


    The thing is, everyone wants the big-name schools to come to Aloha Stadium without UH having to go to their stadiums. Texas played a game at Aloha Stadium…did UH offer to go to Austin or did UH want a second home game with Texas with NO game in Austin?

    People think that big-name schools are actually scared of losing to UH. Winning and losing is NOT the name criteria anymore…money is. How does going to Aloha Stadium make money for a Big 10 or SEC team when they do not get the TV rights and do not get the millions from their sold-out stadium. If the money actually made sense, then maybe UH fans would have a right to complain.

    What *value* does a visiting team get if UH doesn’t offer a game at their stadium? UH needs more home games and road games, which means that UH will need to pay a D-IAA team every year to come to Aloha Stadium.

  331. al April 22, 2010 8:35 pm

    scheduling got you upset?
    like garret pointed out scheduling a powderpuff team gives a team an almost sure win witout the high costs involved these days.

    another point is that teams usually “take on” a d1aa team early season so that they have as close to a practice game as possible without, again, the risk of losing a game.

    so it is money and the win column that drives a schedule so that you can put your team in position for the lucrative post season bowl profits.

  332. Garret April 22, 2010 8:36 pm

    “the name criteria” should be “the main criteria”

  333. el guapo April 22, 2010 8:39 pm

    The reality is that without the big boosters or fan base who can plant the seeds, not much can happen here. C’mon Garret, we need you to come up with your multi-billion dollar invention. We’re pulling for you 🙂

  334. Pauoa Boy April 22, 2010 8:39 pm

    It’s whatever…I guess UH will always be subpar and mediocre and never get respect! If that’s the case then so be it…so sad if you ask me… ridiculous! I guess ESPN is correct whenever they talk shit about us! Oh well, I feel sorry for Coach because I’m pretty sure trying to land quality recruits that see us playing against teams of this caliber is really going to spark interest. Like I said we’ll get our share who want to play for us but the top recruits will 9 times out of 10 choose elsewhere! Makes no sense for a top local recruit to play here when they can play in a better conference, bigger names, better competition, better recognition. Only reason a top recruit would stay is family and if they just die hard love the program…period. Other than that what’s the incentive nowadays in this money hungry world???

  335. Garret April 22, 2010 8:43 pm

    If UH was nationally ranked and on national TV a lot, teams would want to schedule UH *more* even though they would have a greater chance of losing. Teams that want to win the national title have found out that their rankings drop when they play nonconference games that are considered too easy. This was why Oklahoma got to play for the national title instead of Texas even though Texas beat Oklahoma.

    Texas added nonconference home-and-home games with Cal, Minnesota, UCLA, Mississippi, etc. This was after they were specifically told that they had to play higher-rated nonconference games to get a shot at the national title.

  336. Garret April 22, 2010 8:46 pm

    Pauoa Boy,

    Almost everybody plays one D-IAA team each year, recruits understand that. I don’t think that is hurting recruiting. I think that the WAC’s poor nonconference record hurts UH, as it is hard to demand respect when the conference teams (aside from BSU) keep losing games that could earn respect for the WAC.

  337. Pauoa Boy April 22, 2010 8:47 pm

    Exactly my point, how can we get to that higher echelon of play if we play weak arse teams every year for the supposed easy win!

  338. Garret April 22, 2010 8:49 pm

    el guapo,

    Sadly, even big dollar boosters cannot fix this problem for UH. Economic realities force UH to play a D-IAA team each year and UH is stuck with the WAC that does not excite many recruits. JD *has* done a great job filling in the other spaces in the schedule with BYU, Army, USC, etc.

    The big change will occur when the conferences realign in a year or less. In that case, UH will either be in a much better situation (maybe with some MWC/WAC combination) or the conference situation will be so bad that no rich boosters could help.

  339. Pauoa Boy April 22, 2010 8:49 pm

    Oh well, I just hope our boys stomp the crap out of everybody so we can prove we belong!

  340. al April 22, 2010 8:50 pm

    everyone schedules a powderpuff(sorry dara) team. it makes sense.

    for example the powerhouse big ten one of the main drivers of the bcs hierarchy did this last year, 2009.

    eastern kentucky @indiana
    akron @penn st
    montana st @michigan st
    northern iowa @iowa
    toledo @purdue
    towson st @northwestern
    western michigan @michigan
    northern illinois @wisconsin
    central michigan @michigan st
    eastern michigan @northwestern
    western michigan @indiana
    illinois st @illinois
    eastern michigan @michigan
    northern illinois @purdue
    wolford @wisconsin
    ohio st @toledo
    indiana @akron
    arkansas st @iowa
    eastern illinois @penn st
    delaware st @michigan
    south dakota st @minnesota
    wolford @ indiana

    please note only ohio state scheduled an “easy” away game.

  341. Garret April 22, 2010 8:52 pm

    I just realized that at least *one* team isn’t playing a D-IAA team. Guess which team has this 2010 nonconference schedule: at Texas Tech, Washington State, TCU, at Navy. Guess JJ doesn’t mind a rough schedule…

  342. Garret April 22, 2010 8:54 pm

    Oregon State wants national TV exposure so much and wants to recruit in Texas so badly that they are playing a *home* game at the Dallas Cowboy’s stadium against TCU. The TV and stadium folks are making it worth their while financially though, from what I’ve read. TCU gets to play a “road” game near their campus.

  343. al April 22, 2010 8:57 pm

    and the almighty sec does it just as well.


    its business, its economics.

    and we just schedule one patsy a year, look at the big ten and sec they have multiple pushover games.

  344. haka April 22, 2010 9:00 pm

    Remember when everyone was complaining about the 2007 schedule and how fumbler dashed our chances for a bcs berth even before the season started?

    Strategy for any schedule:
    If you shouldn’t win, win.
    If you have a chance to win, win BIG.
    If you should win, win BIGGER.

  345. Kazz April 22, 2010 9:01 pm

    DAMN! That’s what I call a POWER nap!!!

    What did I miss? Who’s Lamar? Did he send in his LOI?

  346. Bulla April 22, 2010 9:06 pm


    you crack me up………mahalo 🙂

  347. haka April 22, 2010 9:09 pm

    No worries, you won’t have to get the tattoo!
    Money in da bank!

  348. d1島 April 22, 2010 9:17 pm

    Guess JJ doesn’t mind a rough schedule…

    The Former Coach has a lot of “backing” from boosters who long for the return of the glory days of “Pony Up!”

  349. Kazz April 22, 2010 9:21 pm

    Ok ok ok… relax peoples… (Oh God, I’m the one telling people to relax??? The END is indeed near)

    BUT before that:

    mahalo to “poipounder” for this:

    Sharla Kliebenstein has never been away from home for very long.

    Next fall, the El Camino High senior will venture off to continue her softball career at the University of Hawaii.

    The left-handed catcher, who was born and raised in Oceanside, has been a hit from the moment she walked onto the Wildcats’ campus. The four-year starter entered this season with a .360 career batting average with 66 RBIs. Her most productive season came in 2008, when she batted .376 with five home runs and a team-leading 40 RBIs.

    Question: Choosing a college to play softball at was something that meant a lot to you, wasn’t it?

    Answer: Yes. I’m the first person in my family to go to college and that is a very big deal to me. I don’t want to let my parents down once I get there. My mom helped me write all the letters to get colleges interested in me, so I want to get the most out of it.

    Q: Have you never been to Hawaii before?

    A: No. The first time was on my recruiting trip. I’ll be a long way from home. I can’t just get in my car and drive home for the weekend. I’ll probably just come home for summers.

    Q: How was the celebration when you picked Hawaii?

    A: We had a big signing party at the house and both sides of the family came. It was amazing.

    Q: Since this is the first time you’re leaving home, who will it be toughest on?

    A: My mom acts like she won’t miss me, but she will. I guarantee she will be the first one crying at the airport when I leave.

    Q: Are you ready to leave home?

    A: This will be the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life.

    Q: Did you try other sports when you were growing up?

    A: Softball was the only one. My parents got me started. They both played adult softball. I think they thought I’d love it too, but it may have been just a way to get me out of the house more. I did tap and ballet, but those aren’t sports.

    Q: When did you start playing?

    A: Since I was 5.

    Q: How did a left-hander like you wind up behind the plate?

    A: They tried me at first base, but I hated it. And I was the only one on the team who could make the throw all the way to second base.

    Q: Did it take very long to get comfortable catching?

    A: It took a long time to stop flinching every time the batter swung. I’ve been hit so many times I just used (it). The good thing is I don’t bruise. I got hit on the kneecap and not a bruise in sight. I’ve been very lucky because I’d look like one big bruise if I did.

    Q: Have you ever heard much from people about being a left-handed catcher?

    A: I’ve heard it most of my life that I can’t be a catcher at the next level or the next level after that or whatever. People are convinced I can’t catch in college because I’m left-handed. I’ve heard all the negative comments before. It doesn’t bother me any more.

    Q: Any idea why people are so dead-set against a left-handed being a catcher?

    A: I wish I did. I still have no idea why they think I can’t do this.

    Q: You wouldn’t want to play anywhere else, would you?

    A: Catching is in my blood. I love being involved in every pitch. One year my travel ball coach tried to move me to first base and I said I wouldn’t go. Catching is my home.

    Q: Have you given any thought to what you’ll major in at Hawaii?

    A: I’d like to be a veterinarian or maybe teach at an elementary school. I don’t think I want to coach softball and I know I’ll miss softball when it’s time to give it up.


    School: El Camino
    Sport: Softball
    Born: May 24, 1992 in Oceanside
    Year: Senior
    Height: 5-foot-7
    Nickname: Rae Rae

    Accomplishments: Honorable mention All-Avocado League in 2008; second-team All-Palomar League and a second-team All-CIF in 2009

    Quick hits

    Who would you put in your Fave 5? Marian Carey, Beyonce, Chris Brown, Derek Jeter, Trey Songs

    Favorite pizza topping: Pineapple

    If you could have a last meal, what would it be? Dad’s spaghetti

    Favorite restaurant: El Torito

    Best moment in athletic career: Making a diving catch to win a game in the Michelle Carew Classic a few years ago

    Career ambition: Veterinarian

    Disneyland or Sea World? Disneyland

    Favorite class: Chemistry

    Last movie you saw: “The Princess and the Frog”

    Your ideal car or truck: Lamborghini

    TV show you hate to miss: 106 & Park

    Favorite sports movie: “A League of Their Own”

    Most hated chore: Cleaning the bathroom

    Biggest pet peeve: People who chew with their mouth open

    Biggest fear: Being kidnapped

    Superstition: Must hear the song “All the Way Turnt Up” before a game

  350. Kazz April 22, 2010 9:23 pm

    I think we should refer to “lesser” teams as “precious” instead of PowderPuff.

    Actual “PowderPuff” teams may cause audible damage to opposing teams.

  351. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc April 22, 2010 9:43 pm

    When the announcement went out earlier this year about the teams playing in the 2010 Diamond Head Classic Basketball Tournament, I remember reading a number of dissing comments about a relatively unknown team from Butler University both here and elsewhere. I wonder how those folks feel now.

    Maybe we should be focusing on being a solid mid-major football school while enriching & enhancing our fortunes in the other five ticket sports plus softball. A decade or so from now, the sporting life could change significantly for UH.

    As someone who has been tracking the business side of athletics for a very long time, I think that Jim Donovan’s doing the right thing in scheduling a school like Lamar. They will bring hundeds of supporters – perhaps as many as 1500 – with them which will have a great impact on the local economy – and they will continue to draw attention to Hawai`i’s sports Deep In The (emotional) Heart Of Texas.

    However, I also agree with folks here who feel that it is important to lace the non-conference schedule with top-notch teams. Under the current economic situation, that is not going to happen until and unless a major sponsor comes on board who has business roots in the visiting community/state as well as here in Hawai`i.

    Is there a Tsai-ko regular living within five miles of Aloha Stadium who would like to be involved in the planning process for the facility. There are several different opportunities for doing just this – and again, it’s another example of WalkTheWalk Time. Please contact me for further information.

    BTW – “Friday Night Lights” returns to NBC on May 6. One of these days I need to rent the original movie.

  352. rolee April 22, 2010 9:45 pm

    Mock-draft me, Avis!

  353. jm2375 April 22, 2010 9:49 pm

    Kazz – #351 – ROTFLMAO!!!

  354. Ralph April 22, 2010 10:08 pm

    Sunny day in Reno tomorrow, go Na Wahine. Low of 42, high at 68. game at 1 pm, so it will be like a cool day out in wahiawa.

  355. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 22, 2010 10:59 pm

    Ooooo… 1pm eh? Hope I’m not too busy tomorrow.. 😎

  356. Ralph April 22, 2010 11:14 pm

    Kazz 1 pm Reno time, 10 am HST on livestats on UH website but go to the softball site an log on livestats presented by the Nevada wolfpack site.

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  358. Slugger April 23, 2010 12:07 am

    #310 ~ Pride.,

    Since I’ve been away from Hawaii for so long, I just watched the teams I liked & most of those were in places I lived. I only knew of a few recent Hawaii players in the NFL, so I nevah know about those guys, except for maybe Chad. Ashley Lelie I got to watch in games, because he played for teams whose games were broadcast in the South/West. But now that I’m more in touch w/ UH sports, I’ll look for ’em.

    Good planning by JD to have those two away games in Sept. 2012 when it’s not too cold.

  359. Slugger April 23, 2010 12:13 am

    Mock-draft me, Avis!

  360. Slugger April 23, 2010 12:16 am

    Wahine SB donation planning update:

    John McNamara said he’d script an announcement if we get the approval to have donation box(es) at the softball game. They will also remind people that they can donate through the UH website. Haven’t heard from Alvin yet on approvals.

  361. djmitcho April 23, 2010 12:42 am

    Dont know why it took me this long to realize that ST”s J-E-T-S now have 2 WAC DB’s now with the addition of Kyle Wilson, with SJSU’s Dwight Lowery being the other.

  362. J April 23, 2010 1:16 am

    Left-handed catcher? Awesome.

  363. wafan April 23, 2010 3:08 am

    Happy Aloha Friday everyone!!!

  364. mctruck April 23, 2010 3:20 am

    woke up this morning to review the 1st round nfl draft selections, again.

    I was surprised the MWC only placed one player(on the tail end) of the draft and the WAC placed an impressive, three, did I mention, (3) is my lucky number?!……awright!!

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    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  366. LizKauai (iPhone PDX) April 23, 2010 5:06 am

    If there is anything I have come to believe- it is that any team can win on Saturday.
    Welcome, Lamar!

    I hope a lot of young men from your neck of the woods get a good intro. to Hawaii and like what they see!


  367. Annoddah Dave April 23, 2010 5:35 am

    ST & Tsaikio Blog Dogs,

    I thought that the Lamar notice was for Basketball since we have played them quite a bit. But football?? futbol?? fussball??soccer??

    Slugger: My limited deutsch: Blitz! Jonas! Blitz! (in German, Blitz is lightning)
    and the old drinking toast during Oktoberfest: Eins, Tswei, Sofa!!

  368. d1島 April 23, 2010 5:44 am

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  370. Pauoa Boy April 23, 2010 7:08 am

    Sorry to keep on this subject but I don’t understand how you are comparing our scheduling a weak team with the rest of the higher echelon football world scheduling a weak team. Yes, everyone does it but does our schedule include multiple Top-25 or good teams…NO!!! Yes the Florida’s, USC’s, etc…may schedule a weak opponent to dominate and show there superiority but who else do they play year in and year out…quality all the way around. WAC is a wack conference already except for Boise State, so when we schedule a Lamar what does that do for strength of schedule, absolutely nothing at all. Easy win to get to the Hawaii Bowl…seriously??? If we actually need a win against this type of opponent to help make the Hawaii Bowl than our team is subpar period. We shouldn’t need a supposed easy win to get there, that should be a game where stomping them by at least 50 to show they don’t belong should be the norm. Regardless of economics, money, whatever…my point is just saying it doesn’t make sense to me on a football standpoint to play these types of teams! What’s in it for us besides what you are all talking about money…and little chump change at that! Not sheduling an away game with a better opponent…why not??? We got home and home with BYU, USC is in the loop, I’m sure we can…

    haka #328….
    Plus where has Fresno St. gotten with the “take all comers attitude”… they got bumbuncha amounts more respect than UH will ever have…and they can still make bowl games consistently! Since Pat Hill has been there and from the 1999 season they have been to a bowl game every year except for 2006, plus be on the Top-25 occasionally. They have continuously beat ranked opponents and or competed at a high level in their losses. Hawaii slay the dragon…I think Fresno State has slayed many more dragons and can continue to schedule them on a consistent basis. If I was a BCS team I’d be more afraid to play a Fresno State than Hawaii if we want to talk slaying dragons! They have sent many more of their players to the NFL in that time as well…so um how you figgah???

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