Windfall linebacker

Imagine doing the laundry, and then finding $20 you forgot you had.

That’s a bad metaphor to explain how linebacker Tevita Lataimua will be joining the Rainbow Warriors this summer.

Lataimua, who played at the College of San Mateo last year, signed a letter of intent with the Warriors in December 2012 with the intent of enrolling at UH for the 2013 spring semester. But he did not meet the requirements to join in January. There appeared to be no progress at the end of the spring semester.

And then last week, the Warriors received word that Lataimua met the requirements and will eligible to play this coming season. He has been added to the 104-player roster for training camp, and will compete at middle linebacker.

* * * * *

The Warrior football tour continues with today’s camp at Castle High School.

The participation fee of $20 includes a T-shirt, refreshments, lunch and instruction from the Warrior coaching staff.

Registration is at 9 a.m. The camp begins at 10 a.m.

If you’re interested, please show up.


  1. MU June 13, 2013 7:22 am

    Go warriors!!

  2. Stephen Tsai June 13, 2013 7:29 am

    OK, why does the page look weird?


  3. wafan June 13, 2013 7:44 am

    Because there is no spam.


  4. tommui June 13, 2013 7:53 am


    WAFAN #3

    You want spam – here it is!

  5. 3-Prong June 13, 2013 7:53 am

    Good morning Gang.

  6. MattyBoy June 13, 2013 7:54 am

    Hey St! Any word on Kwamane Bowens on whether or not he’ll make it to campus this fall?

  7. MattyBoy June 13, 2013 7:55 am

    β€œST” sorry

  8. wafan June 13, 2013 7:58 am

    Is Mr. Mui the lolo spammer?


  9. A-House June 13, 2013 7:59 am

    Very interesting how things are falling into place for the Warrior team as it continues to do “off-season” training heading into fall practice.

    If the coaches can work wonders, the Warriors may become a very pleasant surprise in 2013 and hopefully increase the “walk-up” ticket sales once September is over and BOOST season ticket sales for 2014 and beyond.

    Is Tevita on scholarship or must to walk-on?

  10. A-House June 13, 2013 8:00 am


    u sta Hawaii or Washington?

  11. Kukui High School June 13, 2013 8:00 am

    Good Morning! What’s up with the “new look” blog? I don’t like it.

  12. A-House June 13, 2013 8:01 am

    Wes Side Warrior:

    Your plans to relocate home still on track?

    Would be good to see you at tailgates for 2013 season!

  13. wafan June 13, 2013 8:05 am

    A-House . . .

    I ova hea.

    Not ova dea yet.

    Bum-bye I goin be ova dea.

  14. Da Punchbowl Kid June 13, 2013 8:20 am

    Good Morning Gangeez!

    What’s that new “blog smell” we’re smelling? Did ya have the place painted, Mr. Tsai?

    Welcome to the Warriors, Tevita!

  15. Da Punchbowl Kid June 13, 2013 8:21 am

    Practicing your pidgin, wafan? There will be a pop quiz at your CC. πŸ˜‰

  16. jimmy the lock June 13, 2013 8:25 am

    I can’t imagine doing the laundry so I’ll just say, “Welcome aboard Tevita Lataimua.”

    Spam will be here soon. It follows me, especially after visiting the “World Wide Ed” blog. That guy is begging for posts. πŸ˜†

  17. Stephen Tsai June 13, 2013 8:27 am

    Matty Boy:

    He hasn’t been ruled out or in yet. But he’s on the 104.

  18. Stephen Tsai June 13, 2013 8:29 am

    Re: New look

    Not sure what happened. Nobody tells me anything.

  19. Stephen Tsai June 13, 2013 8:30 am

    The blog looks nice on my iPhone. It’s horrible on my laptop. I can’t get it on my Galaxy.

  20. jm2375 June 13, 2013 8:37 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Welcome Mr. Lataimua!

    Mr. A-house – Wes’side Warrior already stay.

    wafan – wen you goin stay come?

  21. A-House June 13, 2013 8:39 am


    rah jah dat!

  22. A-House June 13, 2013 8:42 am


    eye stay so outta loop

    welcome home, Wes’side Warrior!!!

    annodah psyco for da t-gate?

  23. jimmy the lock June 13, 2013 8:44 am

    Pidgin word of the day: Momona – Obese, fat, ripe, sweet, fertile Ho! No try mess with da momona tita bumbye she going buss u up espashly afta u try foa cockroach her choke brok da mout ono grinds. Mo bettah if she only geev u stink eye and no rubbah slippah akshen. k-den, pau foa now. Laterz. Oh, try wait, try wait, who is the lolo who stole my pakalolo?

  24. jimmy the lock June 13, 2013 8:44 am

    Blog looks normal to me.

  25. jimmy the lock June 13, 2013 8:47 am

    Hello, hello, NSA, are you there?

  26. A-House June 13, 2013 8:50 am

    talkin about “psyco” – furs time a met koakane’s classmate at 24hr Fitness – he said you’re a psyco”.

    my mind say, what the heck, eye dunno dis guy and he calls me a “crazy” – then da brain starts turning and it says to me, he means Tsaiko, you dummy!!!!!!!!!!

    den he says, he jus met Tommy A, his classmate at the lowah Kalihi school, and dey wen talk about da blog – he lurks, but no like post.

    BTW, if you stay reading this I now go to Kaneohe 24hr Fitness early in da morning, go home showah, it breakfast, make lunch, and go work – in office by 7:20 am – betta den da addah way.

    OK, ST who sta playing with da fo’mat?

  27. NorthShoreFan June 13, 2013 8:54 am

    #4…dat look guuuuud!

    My yobo is not that fond of spam but …”likes” it

    interesting article.

    2014 Na Koa Wahine softball schedule out yet?

  28. jimmy the lock June 13, 2013 8:54 am

    Ahhhh, I see some webmaster is playing with the stylesheets, cascading style sheets (css) for those that are unfamiliar with web design.

  29. A-House June 13, 2013 8:55 am

    afta eats all said & done by da coaches, it comes down 2 how well da playah will do his ahsignment on da field come game time

    keep da mind cleah, truss da coaches and team mates, do your ahsignment all da way -no go half ass

  30. A-House June 13, 2013 8:56 am

    hello, NorthShoreFan:

    goo to see you posting and our best to you and wifey!!

  31. NorthShoreFan June 13, 2013 9:01 am

    A-House..getting ready fo da t-gates and Mahalo fo da best wishes…u guys be well too and we be at the gates wit u guys…! getting amped waiting to see da 2013 Warriors!

  32. jm2375 June 13, 2013 9:04 am

    #4 – dat’s one beeg can of Spam. Howcum dey no sell it here?

  33. A-House June 13, 2013 9:12 am

    anyone wen buy the new ready-to-eat spam?

    dey stay advahtiz on tv – looks kinda cheesy?

  34. NorthShoreFan June 13, 2013 9:13 am

    put dat puppy on one spit, slow roast and baste wit one guud teri sauce, den slice as you grind….wit one cold one on da side of cos…

  35. jimmy the lock June 13, 2013 9:31 am


  36. NorthShoreFan June 13, 2013 9:32 am

    funky blog…O&O…

  37. d1shima June 13, 2013 9:35 am

    #4 – dat’s one beeg can of Spam. Howcum dey no sell it here?

    Cuz da mortgage brokahs stay too busy awreddy!

    (sorry about the “inflection”…jus tryna fit in!)

  38. wafan June 13, 2013 9:37 am


    Wan quezz. Gotta be open buk odda wise no mo chanz.

    Can kau kau firs o wat. Bumbye goin staav. Mebbe faint oa sumting.

  39. SteveM June 13, 2013 10:48 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Welcome to Tevita Lataimua !

  40. gobows June 13, 2013 10:57 am

    get chance tevita will have half his last name on his jersey…77 days…beat usc!

  41. mo808 June 13, 2013 11:01 am

    Good Morning Folks!

    Welome to Tevita Lataimua!

    What a wonderfull thing it is to see no spam!

    Love the pidgin talk, have a good one folks!

  42. gobows June 13, 2013 11:04 am

    i think the korea times doesn’t know that hawai’i is part of the united states.

  43. gobows June 13, 2013 11:05 am

    a 4 pound can of spam

  44. jimmy the lock June 13, 2013 11:13 am

    Some on the mainland don’t know Hawaii is a state.

  45. ai-eee-soos June 13, 2013 11:46 am

    Many on the mainland don’t know Hawaii is a state.

  46. SteveM June 13, 2013 12:07 pm

    Hey wafan — A-House when ask when you going stay come Hawaii. So when?

    I think Wes’side Warrior when stay come already but maybe no more indanet hook up?

    …sorry, couldn’t resist. The other day, I was just telling someone on the mainland that I only spoke two languages (kinda)… Engrish and pidgin english (Haw’n dialect). 😐

  47. A-House June 13, 2013 12:24 pm

    no worries SteveM – eye no weah wafan stay!

    In my first speech class at UH, I was so bad that the professor could not understand my “lingo” – so I wen tell him, “what you dunno canefield talk”? – then I tell him “you neva stay go”? so he promptly flunked me and said go take speech 101.

    Much later in life as I was stationed in different states on the mainland, it came in real handy as I was the unofficial translator for those from the deep south and the Bronx or New England – talk about no can understand one dialect from another – jeez, just talk pidgin!!!

  48. A-House June 13, 2013 12:29 pm

    After graduating from “jump school” I flew out of Atlanta on Delta – in the boarding area, I refused to sit down and wrinkle my “greens” ( proud Hawaiian )

    a young girl about 5 years old comes up to me and asks if I was in the Army, I said yes and she tells me you should sit down cause you tired – so I bend at my knees to look at her face to face and tell her, my uniform will get wrinkled – then she runs to her mother and says, mommie he’s an Army man.

    ah, the good ole days of being a young officer.

  49. NaKoaMike June 13, 2013 12:39 pm

    Don’t forget the Warrior Bash is this Saturday at Ige’s. Tickets are still available.

  50. jimmy the lock June 13, 2013 1:22 pm

    Morphing blog.

  51. jimmy the lock June 13, 2013 1:25 pm

    A-House, so you stood up in the plane too?

  52. koakane June 13, 2013 1:39 pm

    ahouse please excuse me, I did not understand what you’re saying, would you repeat what is being said. In other words heh………..:cool:

  53. koakane June 13, 2013 1:42 pm


    just seeing if new blog format does emoticons

  54. d1shima June 13, 2013 1:44 pm


  55. SteveM June 13, 2013 1:50 pm

    jimmy the lock — I understood and believe that A-House did not want to wrinkle his uniform…didn’t have polyester in those days, you know….

    No worry, A-House, I won’t tell him the real reason…. πŸ‘Ώ


    Speaking of translating and pidgin… true story:

    I was a USCG instructor in the Yorktown training center and trainees attend from all over. One day, a fellow instructor called in 3 trainees from Puerto Rico to explain several altercations in the barracks and class. After several minutes, the instructor stopped them and asked, “Aren’t you guys required to speak english to join? I don’t understand a word you’re saying”

    I was surprised and by the puzzled look on his face, he was serious. I intervened. I mostly understood them. Then with a repeat explanation where I had to stop them several times to ask what a certain noun or verb 😳 meant, I could translate.

    Except for localized nouns and some expletive verbs, pidgin english is universal.

    Now, I really had difficulty understanding the Maine accent.

  56. Derek June 13, 2013 2:00 pm

    Quite surprising that Phil Steele has USC #6 in his 40 countdown, ahead of Stanford, UCLA, Washington, and Arizona St. For me, I don’t believe it.

  57. jimmy the lock June 13, 2013 2:11 pm

    I know he didn’t want to wrinkle his uniform. If that’s the case then he must’ve stood the entire flight. No? If he sat on the plane then it would make no difference if he sat in the boarding area. No?

  58. jimmy the lock June 13, 2013 2:16 pm

    πŸ’‘ 😐 ➑

  59. Buffoman June 13, 2013 4:11 pm

    #58 well that is noble of him to attempt to be properly creased. I am an old guy so my experience with creases was back in the day when guys used to have their Levis starched and pressed. Watching the older guys try not to crease that ironed line was sort of interesting. I’d say funny but those guys are still around I don’t want to get slapped by saying something that may offend them.

    Starched levis and “duck tails”.

  60. d1shima June 13, 2013 4:50 pm

    I saw the Heat in MIA when Carter was there.

    I went to San Antonio and walked the River Walk….

    …and forund Dick’s Last Resort!

    GO Spurs! 😈

  61. koakane June 13, 2013 4:50 pm

    back in the day I remember all the KS rotc cadets stood on the bus as to not wrinkle their brown khaki uninis. must of had plenty starch cause even in the wind it no move. plus wondered how they keep that boxed shirt look till my fiend showed me. will keep this secret till I forever.

    ahouse no pilikia I told my friend you deef bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  62. Geeman123 June 13, 2013 6:04 pm

    St…any word on Kirkland, barker, higdon if they on the 104?

  63. laulau head June 13, 2013 7:30 pm


    According to his twitter, Keith Kirkwood will be here in a few days

    @HoopDreams_Life: Hawaii in 15 days

  64. 3-Prong June 13, 2013 9:12 pm

    JT, Live at the Troubador on PBS with Carol King.

  65. Geeman123 June 13, 2013 9:29 pm

    @laulau head thanks for the info bro

  66. wafan June 14, 2013 2:29 am

    A very happy Aloha Friday!

  67. wafan June 14, 2013 2:30 am

    The almost kinda sorta maybe first day of Summer Break.


  68. wafan June 14, 2013 2:30 am

    100 with spamalama.

  69. wafan June 14, 2013 2:52 am

    Celebrate Flag Day!

    High and proud!!!

  70. wafan June 14, 2013 3:07 am

    Welcome new Warrior Lataimua!


  71. wafan June 14, 2013 3:07 am

    Hope the Warrior football camp was a humongous success.

  72. d1shima June 14, 2013 5:32 am

    Great Morning All!


    Rumors abound that your homecoming is not happening post haste! πŸ™

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