Alexander, Rausch work out

May 28th, 2008

The Warriors had their first unsupervised field drills today. Inoke Funaki served as the unofficial coach. Mike Washington, Aaron Bain, Leon Wright-Jackson, Vili Nauahi and Jameel Dowling also had leadership roles.

Here's a picture of Inoke Funaki, Greg Alexander, Brent Rausch and Mike Tinoco.


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Here's Greg Alexander. ("When I first saw him, I wanted to know, who's the D-end?" Funaki recalled).


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Here are Rausch, Alexander and Tinoco:


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Running back Camron Carmona said he will transfer to a Division II or Division III team. He said he is considering Midwestern State (Texas), Chapman or Occidental.
"I spoke with coach (Greg) McMackin, and he was really helpful," said Carmona, who has one season of eligibility remaining. "It's an easy break. I'd love to stay here, but for me, it's not the best place for me as far as football situation."
Carmona joined the Warriors last summer, reuniting with his Mater Dei High teammate, Colt Brennan.
At the suggestion of the coaches, he moved from cornerback to running back. He served on the scout team last season.
Carmona was not invited to training camp, which has a 105-player roster limit. But he was asked to join the team on Aug. 25, the first day of the fall semester, when rosters may expand.
"I love the camaraderie and friends I made in Hawai‘i," Carmona said. "I met people I'll be friends with for the rest of my life. I'm sad about leaving, but I have to look out for myself and my situation."
Carmona leaves in good academic standing. Because he was not on scholarship, he will not impact UH's APR rating.

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Quarterbacks Kiran Kepo‘o and Bryce Kalauokaaea will report to the Warriors on Aug. 25.
That's also when quarterback Bryant Moniz will report. Moniz, a Leilehua High graduate, played at Fresno City College last season.

kepoo_kiran.jpgKiran Kepoo

kalauokaaea_bryce.jpgBryce Kalauokaaea

moniz.jpgBryant Moniz

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Shane Austin is on schedule for a full recovery from a broken right foot suffered on the final play of the Warrior Bowl.
The cast was removed Monday.

austin_shane.jpgShane Austin

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Mike Wedge found this great football video:

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Colt Brennan took a short break to attend his agent Ryan Tollner's wedding this past weekend in Irvine, Calif. Among the guests were Ben Roethlisberger and Trent Edwards.

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UH basketball's conference room:


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Here's the lovely newlywed, Kortney Borthwick:


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At Roosevelt, she was our prom queen. At The Advertiser, she's one of the bigwigs in classified ad sales. Here's Pauline Nomura:


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463 Responses to “Alexander, Rausch work out”

  1. Kekoa (iPhone):

    Good Morning ST!

  2. d1shima [sez:]:


  3. Maverick:

    Wakey Wakey gang.

  4. Stephen Tsai:

    Morning, folks.

  5. Kekoa (iPhone):

    Wow!...there's spiders 'n snakes in here this morning!
    Quite a shakeout in players ST. Will there ever be a complete listing of the 105?

  6. d1shima [sez:]:

    Chapman and even moreso, Occidental, are tough choices academically.
    The OC at Occidental used to coach #1 son at Eastern Oregon. Good offensive mind; real nice guy.
    Good Luck to Carmona.

    Good Luck to all the Warriors. Have a safe and productive summer.

  7. d1shima [sez:]:

    Great Morning Stephen.

  8. MeiLing:

    Aloha kakahiaka! Mornin' ST!

    Good luck to Camron Carmona!

    whitey, sorry to hear of your loss. We'll catch up at home.

  9. Stephen Tsai:

    The 105 is fluid, as they like to say in the biz.

  10. Loa:


    May 27th, 2008 at 10:49 pm
    Loa: May 27th, 2008 at 12:20 pm
    Esme - pretty soon we going call you AllState for hit and run

    Aww. I thought Loa was gonna say I’m All-State. As in all-star, best in da state. No? Rats.

    Esme - the Tsaikettes are All-Universe! :lol:

  11. Annoddah Dave:

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs,

    Thanks for the update on the off season Warrior happenings. Hopefully, the personal workouts during the summer will yield a stronger, faster, and skillful team in the Fall.

    ST, thanks also for the early post. Am able better able to read WB early in the mornings vice afternoons and evenings. Besides, this blog changes to a chat room as the day wears on and it takes too long to catch up on the thread.

  12. Stretch:

    copied from previous blog

    Stephen Tsai:
    May 27th, 2008 at 7:08 pm
    ... I usually feed the students every class.....

    Was that your bribe to get your students to show up to class???

  13. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Wow, I haven't seen Annoddah Dave in a coon's age! Welcome back, Dave.

    Hope you can make it to the 2nd anniversary blog bash on July 10 at the SSC.

  14. Stephen Tsai:

    It started out as a bribe, but then I worked it into a class experiment on analyzing the audience.

  15. Jayson:

    Morning all! I was at Yankee stadium this past weekend and as I was walking in one of the corridors I saw a very familiar looking jersey walking my way, low and behold it was a University of Hawaii #15 Jersey. Anyways, I just wanted to share that, I thought it was pretty cool to see a Hawaii Jersey at Yankee stadium.

  16. Annoddah Dave:


    Have been lurking all this time. Would love to attend Blog Bash. It would be helpful if ST could put the info in his daily entry rather than trying to find it in the 300+ comments each day. Thank you for the notification. Got to go to work now!

  17. Stretch:

    I notice that the players are wearing the UA logo polos in the pictures. I guess no more Aloha shirt mug shots??

  18. Stretch:

    Good Luck to Camron Carmona!! It is important that he takes care of his needs especially since he wasn't on scholarship.

  19. MeiLing:

    Mornin' las vegas! Mahalo for a great lunch the other day. Some might consider that mentaiko udon a Bizarre Foods show item, but it was ono!

    702WN, great to meet you & the missus! Hope I get to meet up with you again. Ambrosial apricots! Mahalo!!!

    Is Bryant Moniz related to the Moniz' on Maui?

  20. Maverick:

    How do you feel about Carmona transfering? Did he fit the UH program to possibly get playing time in the future ?

    Is there a chance that Raush, or Alexander would be interested in a Chat Q & A session ?

  21. bonar:


  22. bb:

    nice shirts

  23. SteveM:

    Good morning everyone!

    ST -- have you analyzed your blog audience yet? Sounds like a thesis possibility...and how would you like to have us in your class? (As a young instructor, that thought would terrify me) :)

    Good luck to Camron Carmona!

  24. Loa:

    nice UA polos, anyone know where they sell'em? Kazz?

  25. FloridaTed:

    Good morning/afternoon, Tsaiko Nation and Tsai-Meister,

    Early info today, nice. A lot of movement going on with the team, it seems all is pointed towards having a load of talent this year. Can't wait for fall training, to see how it all developes.

    I totally understand the players, with no hope of starting, maybe not even any meaningful playing time, wanting to transfer. Boy, times have sure changed. You have to be really great nowadays to become a starter.

  26. marlis:

    Reading Ferd's article today, he writes about how, today, prominent attorney Clyde Matsui will hear the contract dispute between Coach Jones and the UH.

    If the parties can't agree on anything today, then a June 9 hearing will take place. The announcement of the pre-mediation hearings was at the bequest of Coach Jones. And Chancellor Hinshaw agreed.

    Taking a quote from the article it seems like Coach Jones' side has put all their cards on the table, briefly meaning that they would have gladly paid back the 400k for not completing half a years work if wasn't for an agreement he had made with the former athletic director, HF. In that agreement, apparently conveyed by verbal and e-mails between Coach Jones and HF, holds Coach Jones responsible for completing 36 months of a 48 month contract, with the last 12 releasing from his contract.

    So the contention that Coach Jones' side is going to make is that he has an agreement with HF validating why he should be released from his contract.

    And the mediator, Clyde Matsui, will judge and tell both parties his opinions of the case. And then both parties can either agree on his decision. Amicably and friendly like, or it goes to arbitration.

    Without HF not being present to answer, I think today's hearing is going to be
    difficult for the mediator.But if the mediator says one way or the other to either parties if the statements that HF had made, either by verbal or through e-mails are binding then that should tell you what directions the parties take.For example, if he says,"I think HF messages to Coach Jones are binding". Then more likely the UH will probably back off. And there'll be no arbitration.

  27. koakane™:

    good morning and a new blog up so early

    hows it going everybody?

  28. homey ®:

    marlis - In addition, One of UH's stance is that in the contract there is wording that states the contract may be amended only in writing signed by both parties.

  29. homey ®:

    Good morning everybody!

  30. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:


    Your posts yesterday about editorial services caught my eye. If you're still looking for help, please send me your e-mail address to swood at hokudotcome and I will send you you my CV. Briefly, I taught high school & college English/creative writing/non-fiction/scriptwriting, worked as editor and journalist, and am a free-lancer myself.

  31. homey ®:

    Good luck to Carmona!

    Moniz looks like he has a head injury.

  32. marlis:

    good info homey. then that should be very telling in which direction Jones' side takes...or should take. comments I read earlier on other forums show how the UH and the Chancellor shouldn't have gone after Jones, especially for all the good the coach has done. But I think the UH is doing the right thing. If UH was a private institution that's different. Where as UH is a public school the Chancellor and the school were mandated to go after Jones.

  33. Stretch:

    Unfortunately the same reasoning that we are going after JJ, "it is written in the contract" is the same reason we had to pay off that lame arse HF.

  34. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    You got the magic post, Stretch, turdy turd!

  35. FloridaTed:

    Thanks, Capitol, I keep that in mind.

  36. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Warrior pics posted on the blog by the perfesser himself, swell pics of the newly renovated Ticky Vasconsellos/Rough Rider Field in the sports section. It's a great day to be Stephen Tsai. We sure get a nice number of Warriors from out Papakolea and Pauoa way. Good morning to you, Mr. Tsai.

    Good luck Cam, where ever you may go.

  37. marlis:

    dpk correction- it's #69. imho

  38. g-nalo:

    good morning everyone, its just another beautiful Hawaiian day.

    #32 Marlis.

    yeah i agree, as a public institution they have no choice but to pursue the matter. not an easy thing to deal with considering what JJ sacrificed and built up.

    if the result of the mediation is 'cut it down the middle', is that reasonable? would most of the public accept 50/50?

  39. Stretch:

    DPK - what's so magical about being 2 "turds"??

  40. homey ®:

    g-nalo - Let's just all sing Waimanalo Blues...

  41. A-House:


    anyone with military connections can go to the Hickam Base Exchange for the UA shirts.

    HiFlyer, got mine ( green ) on 5/23/08 and black one for MasaBoy - they are "silky smooth" and light weight - easy to wear.

  42. homey ®:

    A-House - what size did you get?

  43. koakane™:

    howzit homey, stretch, dpk, marlis and ft

    excuse me for my ignorance but what is the exact guidlines a mediator use to determine issues?

  44. midori7:

    Morning Tsaikos!

    Good luck to Camron. Great news about Shane Austin's recovery.

    No matter how many times I watch that youtube video, I end up teary eyed. Good stuff.

  45. Stretch:

    koakane - it is called the law, something you have broken many many many many times

  46. koakane™:

    ahouse morning and what was cost?

    g-nalo, good day eh studying the karaoke book or signing bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa next time

  47. A-House:

    Ferd's article on Carl Benson:

    Does being around a long time make one "good"? If Benson was good, why was he left behind when the "group of 8" fled the WAC?

    IMHO, the group of 8, in their opinion, took the better administrative and game officials with them to the MWC leaving the "crumbs" behind - witnessing the BAD calls at games with "ZERO" penalty by the WAC for those officals seems a good indicator of this - exception, of course, is when Benson "warns" coaches to back off on their criticism of officials.

    Can some one make/post a list of ALL the good things Benson has done for the WAC and UH? - I would be very interested to see what I missed!

    I hope another conference STEALS him from the WAC - exception, of course, is the PAC 10 where I hope UH will end up to become one of 6 teams in the "north" conference with Washington, Washington St, Oregon, Oregon St, and Boise St. This would rival even the SEC!!!

  48. koakane™:

    thank you instigator

  49. A-House:


    sorry, it was $40 and no tax!!

  50. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    got a picture?

    can you say d** d** boy?

    You're excused and I don't know. You need a wise man like homey to answer that question.

  51. Loa:

    A-House - thanks for the polo info, i wonder if they get'em at the other exchanges too

  52. Bulla:

    good morning tsaikos,

    early post ST, good job. new field at Roughriders Headquarters is awesome. i saw it from the top view at Punchbowl when i went up to the National Cemetery on Monday....

    good luck to Carmona, the beast met him last year during spring practice on coach mac's first official day of practice. Carmona was walking the halls when we were in JR's office going over defensive alignments and what not.....good luck to that scrappy guy!

    have a good day Tsaikos...

  53. homey ®:

    koakane - Let's see...mediator...have a good ear and reasoning so that he/she can provide options based on misunderstandings and generic wording; provide alternatives; help focus on the facts and come up with a win-win situation...

  54. koakane™:

    then if its da law then, according to instigator, JJ needs to pay back the monies. so what is the beef?

  55. A-House:

    homey: medium cause it wears large - difference between L and XL is about 3/4" for the sleve and 2 1/2" for length.

  56. A-House:


    NEX still waiting for their shipment - supervisor could not tell me when they were scheduled to arrive.

    have not checked Schofield or Marine Corps Base.

  57. Stretch:

    May 28th, 2008 at 10:15 am
    then if its da law then, according to instigator, JJ needs to pay back the monies. so what is the beef?

    JJ says he has an email from HF saying that he doesn't have to pay anything if he leaves after 3 years. Unfortunately, it is not signed by both parties and made part of the contract.

  58. koakane™:

    thanks homey

    should give others a better understanding why UH might not be getting JJ to pay back monies

  59. homey ®:

    A-House - is the difference between the M and the L the same as the L and the XL? Now I see why Kazz has a M.

  60. A-House:

    Florida Ted:

    regular gas is $3.96 - $3.98 in Honolulu!!

    cost me over $55 each time I fill up my Camry.

  61. homey ®:

    Never mind the UA polo shirt, I want a UA modified to UH specs sticker!

  62. A-House:


    Medium is about 1" smaller at the shoulders and 2" shorter than the Large.

  63. marlis:

    no koakane. the original contract is written in stone. after a period of time jones and HF have dialogue, stating and releasing jones earlier if he chooses to leave. Now to amend the wording in the original contract has to be written in stone, not conveyed verbally or through e-mails, and has to be signed by both parties. This evidently hasn't been done. So I would think oppositely and think that jones can't be released from his contract. And can't win the case.

  64. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:


    I printed out the roster from the Green/Black game at the end of April. Could you please list the players who are not coming back here on a regular basis - maybe once a week so we can keep the list updated. Mahalo

    Also, to repeat a post from earlier to which no one responded:

    Are there going to be any T-Events other than pre-game potluck get-togethers before UH home football games this fall planned which do not involve spending a major chunk of change? Although the June 19 event will allow for folks to stop by for a few mintues to say hello to Ronnie & Rich without eating, the various Cattle Calls and most evening activities all seem to require spending a significant anount of money - $25 or more per person. For some folks - whether students or retired folks or others who in a financial bind - that is a lot of money to spend especially if they’re also trying to support UH sports.

    Any word yet on when the wahine football seminar will be held?

    For those of you who are interested in learning about mediation and arbitration services, you can contact the Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution which is part of the Judiciary. Their number is 539-4237. The people there would love to have an opportunity to talk about their services.

  65. homey ®:

    A-House - Thanks! Looks like I need to get me a XL size. :lol:

  66. Stretch:

    homey ®:
    May 28th, 2008 at 10:31 am
    Never mind the UA polo shirt, I want a UA modified to UH specs sticker!

    Only special people can get that sticker!!

  67. koakane™:

    marlis, I would agree with you if a mediator was not involved and decision base on letter of law. But it seems to me this word "intent" is being inserted therefor expanding interpretation causing unclarity.

    nuff for me will wait to see what happens

    mahalo for everyone comments much appreciated

  68. chawan_cut:

    kapoleicoug makes great videos like that all the time. he's a great artist.

  69. Kazz:


    Are the UH UA polos on base like the ones the players are wearing with BOTH the UH and the UA logos on the front or is like the ones I already have with just the UH "h" on the front?

  70. homey ®:

    koakane - Both sides can agree to disagree. Then the mediator will terminate the hearing, conference, session, whatever they call it. Then the dispute can be taken to court or maybe arbitration.

    If it is taken to court then IMO it is a lose lose situation since court costs will be incurred. Correct me if I'm wrong bhf2, WM, or Tom Mui.

  71. homey ®:

    Stretch - My mom says I'm special! :lol:

  72. Stretch:

    homey ®:
    May 28th, 2008 at 10:52 am
    Stretch - My mom says I’m special!

    your mom also thinks you are good looking.... hahahahaha

  73. homey ®:

    Stretch - I look just like her!

  74. James:


    Koakane called and I remember some rambling about me being "SPeeshuul" ...... Mwhahahhahahahaha

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!!

  75. Stretch:

    homey - I always thought you looked a little fem...

  76. A-House:


    my polo shirt has the H logo, left front, and UA logo on left sleve.

  77. homey ®:

    Stretch - It's the Avon products that I attribute that to...

    Time to buy some vinyl sticker stock.

  78. Kazz:


    Oh ok, yeah that's the same one that they sell at the Rainbowtique... for $10 more than on base :cry: ... Oh well lesson learned.

  79. Kazz:


    Is it true that Jim Leahey was on KUMU this morning alongside "da kine"?

    If so, I may find it tolerable to listen to AM1500 on Wednesdays again :D:

  80. marlis:

    koakane I see your point too. Even as writing, reading and discussing, my wife had called with negative results on asking her mother, who was a asst. attrny general on her opinions and insights on the jones case. But she was out.

    sometimes what seems like an open and shut case is not such. From a personal experience this past year 3 neighbors had sued in small claims court a homeowner,whose roof blew off damaging cars on the street. One of the cars was mine, broken rear window,dented rood etc 1500 damage. The homeowner didn't dispute that his roof blew off damaging the cars. The judge, however rules against the 3 neighbors recovering damages from the homeowner, citing something about an act god blew the roof off during the storm. And the neighbor was released from paying any damages. That sucked. so the moral of what I write about the above story is that the law is intricate and to the average folks like me it is compelling and we learn things every day. maybe we'll likewise learn about the jones case.

  81. g-nalo:

    g-nalo - Let’s just all sing Waimanalo Blues…

    winds gonna blow, so i'm gonna go................oops, sorry Homey i'll be quiet... :-)

    howzit Koakane! karaoke is 'no mas' for me, i gots to shut up already. haaa btw - who's the "Instigator"?

  82. Jason:

    Midwestern State, Chapman, and Occidental — hey, I have friends attending all three schools. Two of them are really close — I miss them now.

    I can't see a way that Jones gets his way on the contract issue. I'm not a lawyer, but it looks pretty tough for him from a legal viewpoint. But these kinds of agreements do happen at the professional level. Then again, this is a public university.

  83. homey ®:

    marlis - interesting about the roof story.

    Now we all know that HF is not God. He may think he is though... :lol: But then again, many thought JJ was the second coming of Christ.

  84. homey ®:

    Wow Jason, your friends must be really dedicated to be attending three schools at the same time!

  85. Jason:

    Oh be quiet, I just woke up.

  86. LizKauai [Believer]:

    XL-homey... has a nice ring to it.

  87. jojo ®:

    homey, I like your cinnamon about HF and JJ. What a way to look at it.

  88. MeiLing:

    The kapoleicoug video is great. Here's hoping the team can reach those heights this year.

  89. homey ®:

    Hey XLiz! I wouldn't mind sharing the XL moniker with you. Just to get it straight, the XL is not for my shirt size. :wink:

    Jason - No summer school?

    jojo - When do you leave?

  90. Loa:

    homey - just ask Adam Leonard what size he wears

  91. Loa:

    hey jojo!

  92. homey ®:

    Hey Loa! Adam Leonard can wear any size he wants to!

    Is there a good Chinese restaurant in Wahiawa? All these years I have never eaten at a Chinese restaurant in Wahiawa. Every time we pass by one it looks empty. Plus there were no cats around.

  93. Jason:

    No summer school.

  94. Loa:

    homey - ? neva tried em, only one i can think of is next to a bar on cal ave with different kind cats hanging out. isn't there one in the town center or did it close down?

  95. jojo ®:

    homey, where am I going?

    HEY LOA!

  96. Loa:

    jojo - have a safe journey!

  97. Loa:

    jason - any big plans this summer? is this your last summer before graduating?

  98. Stretch:

    I think the mediation process will be the last that we hear of this problem, I can't see it getting to arbitration. UH had to "go after" the money but I think that they will settle for around half, maybe even a little less. I wonder how long this mediation is going to take??

  99. jojo ®:

    In Wahiawa, has anyone tried Pho King? I wanted to know if it's good.

  100. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    100! Jojo, is that a joke above? Try asking that question really fast. :oops:

  101. chawan_cut:

    my friend's folks run Chung Shan Chop Suey in Wahiawa. i haven't had a chance to eat there yet, as he's currently working in LA.
    its been there forever, so its gotta be good.

  102. Jason:

    Loa: Yes, this should be my last summer before graduation. And I plan to attend a conference at the end of July/beginning of August.

  103. Loa:

    jojo - never heard of that restaurant, maybe the next town over.
    and i'm glad you started your question with a preposition

  104. jojo ®:

    DPK - I'm serious! It's by Foodland, or near Foodland, in that area. Jeje saw it and would have tried it, but he decided not to.

  105. Loa:

    Jason - wow, congrats, will you be presenting a paper? make sure to wear your Warrior gear.

  106. Jason:

    Loa: No, no, just going to expand my horizons. I get a travel grant with my scholarship, and since I'm going to graduate next spring, I might as well use it already.

  107. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    Does anyone here use Costco's ValueWeb services for business website hosting and e-mail? Both have been running intermittently for the past 24 hours or so; the voicemail message says that they working diligently on correcting the problem. Until it gets resolved, e-mails cannot be sent or received. Grrrr!!

    Fortunately, RoadRunner is still up so at least there's Internet access.

  108. Loa:

    DPK - try a yahoo image search, get one pitcha

  109. Kazz:

    jojo ®:

    May 28th, 2008 at 12:33 pm
    In Wahiawa, has anyone tried Pho King? I wanted to know if it’s good.
    Da Punchbowl Kid:

    May 28th, 2008 at 12:40 pm
    100! Jojo, is that a joke above? Try asking that question really fast.

    DPK, that is what one would call, a fortunate coincidence. :lol:

  110. Thomas Mui:

    A House.

    I have the same shirt - got it at Rainbow Boutique down at Ward Center but I wouldn't characterize it as a polo shirt. (Too light a fabric).

  111. d1shima(tilted):

    Pho King.
    Well, if it makes it past the filters...

  112. Thomas Mui:

    Homey: I believe the contract calls for binding arbitration and so it won't end up in court.

    The arbitrator's fees are paid by the parties involved as would be the mediation.

    While arbitration is mandated by the contract, both parties can opt for mediation. However, if they can't agree, it will go to arbitration.

  113. gigi-hawaii ©:

    just as bad as Fook Yuen Seafood Restaurant.

  114. Stephen Tsai:

    Re: Avon.
    And guess who's Avon's celebrity spokeswoman?

  115. gigi-hawaii ©:


  116. Thomas Mui:


    The mediation process is essentially having a referee where the two sides talk to one another. The resolution is not up to the mediator but between the parties to come to an agreement.

  117. d1shima(tilted):

    As homey has pointed out b4, jojo has once again proven to be the Master at changing the subject

  118. Loa:

    ST - would it be our favorite judge?

  119. Loa:

    howzit d1 - hey that tilt looks like good stuff

  120. homey ®:

    jojo - I tried it, that's how I got 7 kids.

    Tom Mui - THANKS! Ahhh, binding arbitration, Lingles kiss of death.

    ST - Paula Abdul?

  121. Thomas Mui:

    In regards to the "polo shirts", the photo shows the UH and UA labels on the shirt front. The shirts that A-House and I have have only the UH logo on the shirt front and the UA label on the left sleeve.

    I would like to get the ones the players are wearing (in addition to the one I have).

  122. homey ®:

    d1shima - jojo is sooooo clever!

  123. jojo ®:

    hey, I did not start the conversation on places to eat in Wahiawa...

  124. d1shima(tilted):

    Have a safe trip jojo!

  125. Stephen Tsai:

    Reese Witherspoon.

  126. Kazz:

    Thomas Mui,

    I was thinking the same thing when ST announced that the Under Armour Polos would be on sale.

    I thought it would be the same ones Coach Mack and the players were wearing with the two logos on the front.

    Maybe gotta be with the school and the program to get one?

    Well, I expect to see more merchandise released as soon as Nike's deathgrip is released on July 1st.

  127. homey ®:

    jojo - Actually I tried it when it opened a couple of years ago. It wasn't that great. I rather have Cuu Long in the Pearl Kai Shopping Center. The place where the "hubby" supposedly goes to work out after hours.

  128. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Tom, are you still in New Jersey?

  129. Kazz:

    I would avoid "Pho-king" near the 7-11 on California Avenue in Wahiawa...

  130. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Hubby and I tried Cuu Long. Didn't care for their pho because it did not have much veggies in it. Just meat and noodles.

  131. homey ®:

    ST - I liked her in "Legally Blonde I & II".

  132. homey ®:

    gigi - put your own veggies in the Pho...

  133. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Actually, the whole family (except me) works out at 24 Hr in Pearl Kai. Real cheap deal. Hubby pays $19 a month and daughters pay $20 a month.

  134. homey ®:

    Kazz - And you know this how?

  135. d1shima(tilted):

    I think that next time I may go with a Blackberry based smartphone.
    The thing I like about the Tilt is the QWERTY keyboard.
    I am not thrilled with AT&T's internet speed though.

    Who's talking about fuud anymore?

  136. Kazz:

    gigi-hawaii ©:

    May 28th, 2008 at 1:27 pm
    Actually, the whole family (except me) works out at 24 Hr in Pearl Kai. Real cheap deal. Hubby pays $19 a month and daughters pay $20 a month.

    Gigi, I go there too. Mostly after 10pm tho when it's not so crowded. However, I pay 40.00/month. At the time I didn't have 400.00-600.00 to drop all at once for a 3-year contract so I went with month to month.

  137. homey ®:

    gigi - Your daughters got a good deal! Two for twenty! Your hubby must be able to lift like a UH football player by now. I know Mr. A-House and James can!

  138. LizKauai [Believer]:

    if it were to be determined that JJ owed $400K from his contract. To whom would t go? Na Koa or UH?

  139. Kazz:


    I heard things.. :shock:

  140. LizKauai [Believer]:


  141. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Kazz, that's a lot of money -- $40 a month. My family has a LIFETIME contract.

  142. SteveM:

    Repeating an announcement from late last night...

    Who coordinated the food and collected the money for Blog Party 3 at Murphy’s?
    Who manages and usually collects the payments/tips for most Cattle Calls?

    So, who’s the most qualified to specify the menu items, modifications, and collect for the June 19 Cattle/Karaoke Call?

    I am pleased and grateful to announce that Al will be the “Food Boss” and cashier for the June 19th Call. He will collect that night to cover the buffet meal costs, any additional goodies, tax, tip, and a modest $2 per person karaoke song charge. He will calculate costs and announce as we get closer. Beverages and cocktails will be on your own, as previously described.

  143. homey ®:

    Oh, and Kazz too!

  144. Kazz:


    The $$$$ would go to UH. Where exactly and for what... who knows...

  145. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Trouble with working out after 10 pm is they turn off the a/c. But you're right, not as crowded.

  146. homey ®:

    XLiz - tit? Did jojo contaminate you too!

  147. Stephen Tsai:

    I think I fixed the picture-size problem. Did it work?

  148. LizKauai [Believer]:

    XLH- not me, bra (bwahahaha!)

  149. gigi-hawaii ©:

    The pics are excellent!

  150. homey ®:

    Anyone know somebody at New City Nissan?

  151. d1shima(tilted):

    Alas, we mere Tsaikos must rely on the charity of the blog host for the occasional contest prize in order to get "official" gear.
    (was that hint too subtle?)

  152. LizKauai [Believer]:

    ST- the pix look the same to me- on Firefox.

  153. homey ®:

    Whoa! They can make a lot of Caesars Salad with all those Koa bowls!

  154. Kazz:


    In the long run I could be saving 840.00 over a three year span, but right now 40.00 is not bothering me....

    BUT this pho-king gas price non-sense could lead me to go with a contract-type membership soon.

  155. homey ®:

    That's a huge pen on Erika's desk!

  156. g-nalo:

    wtf = what the pho-king?


  157. A-House:

    Tom Mui:

    guess they call it "polo shirt" because it has a collar.

  158. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Thank god, I buy gas just once a month. Don't drive that much.

  159. homey ®:

    The basketball conference room needs a new showcase. The doubling up of the Koa bowls don't look too tidy.

  160. Stephen Tsai:

    Volleyball coach Tino Reyes had a similar pen. Somebody stole it.

  161. homey ®:

    gigi - Wasn't it the other day you said you were too busy to read FT's writings because you were going all over the creation and babysitting? Do you catch the bus like Jason to get to places?

  162. Stephen Tsai:

    It looks the same on Firefox. I downsized it for our Safari friends.

  163. gigi-hawaii ©:

    I do drive to Mililani and the post office quite a bit. And the doctor and dentist. But I still need gas just once a month. Hubby says my Hyundai Accent gives good mileage.

  164. d1shima(tilted):

    I tried looking, but it's hard for me to see inside their showroom right now; maybe after they move to Kalihi I can try again.

  165. gigi-hawaii ©:

    ST, I use Adobe photoshop to size my pics. Is that what you use?

  166. Stephen Tsai:

    Some reader asked me why Princess Leila and the other cool Advertiser folks are not shooting videos, yet Wanda Adams shot one today.
    My answer is "no comment."

  167. homey ®:

    Is that a pen in your pocket are you very very happy to see me!

  168. SteveM:

    ST -- there is no problem with the image size in Safari unless you double-click the picture to see the actual size. The image size on the blog conforms to the comment box width.

    People seeing large images on this blog page might have their monitors set at lower resolutions (like 800x600) or are using dated web browsers.

    What do you think, homey?

  169. homey ®:

    ST - Like many here, we don't even view the vids on the 'Tizer, unless we positively know it is one of Leila's works. BTW, who is Wanda Adams?

  170. d1shima(tilted):

    The pics are too big for my Tilt.
    Not complaining, just reporting.

  171. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Wanda Adams is Book and Food Editor (but a union member and not management).

  172. Stephen Tsai:

    Apparently she's someone who doesn't like or respect her coworkers.

  173. LizKauai [Believer]:

    ok, ST. 10-4

    hmey- koa, is actually ceremonial (realizing you have the chopstix). Monkeypod is more suited for eating out of. Koa, for some reason, was not used for food.

  174. gigi-hawaii ©:

    or maybe, as Editor, she doesn't need a payraise.

  175. gigi-hawaii ©:

    ah, haha, ST added words to my post.

  176. homey ®:

    Sounds good to me SteveM. I also noticed that the player photos have no "width" parameters associated with them but the last 2 (Erica and CnfRm) have "width=500".

  177. LizKauai [Believer]:

    Wanda Adams gave our cookbook a good review ;-)
    But I get your point.

  178. homey ®:

    XLiz - You mean they used monkeypod instead of Koa when they made poi?

  179. homey ®:

    OOPS, you mean I'm not supposed to eat with the hashi's???

  180. Stephen Tsai:

    Buder called. She threatened me, so I hate to take down the photo.

  181. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Buder looked great in that photo! Why is she so shy?

  182. Pauoa Boy:

    Howzit Tsaiko gangeh, just step foot back on the aina lil bit ago. Wow I taught the prices for gas was outrageous but it's actually cheaper then where I was in Sacramento $4.39 for regular gas.

  183. homey ®:

    ST - What did she say? "See that pen on my desk? Guess where I'm gonna shove it if you don't take my picture off the blog!" :lol:

  184. wafan:

    Pauoa Boy . . .

    Lucky! While you are there, please eat a couple of plate lunches for me! nothing too fattening, though.


  185. homey ®:

    Pauoa Boy - Welcome back!

  186. wafan:

    Homey . . .

    At least it would stop his left nostril from dripping hanabutta.

  187. Pauoa Boy:

    Too bad Camron leaving the team, but with the stable of backs and a one back system he would've had to been miraculous in the fall to get some PT. Good luck to him and the rest of the boys that unfortunately left the team. That's good news though as it seems the talent level of our beloved Warriors is getting to be nawts. Love to see that each position has stars in the making and some legit NFL prospects.

  188. FloridaTed:

    Hi, SteveM,

    I've send a reply to your e-mail, thanks.

  189. Pauoa Boy:

    Oh no worries I already started, went pick up one plate lunch first thing off the plane. Thanks, good to be back on the island.

  190. homey ®:

    wafan - He breathes through his butt?

  191. Stephen Tsai:

    She said: Please...please...please.
    Emotional threats are worse than physical ones.

  192. wafan:

    Geez, the average price of a gallon of regular gas is at $4.03 in Washington. I do not feel so bad though, it is $10.03 in Norway! But only $0.17 in Venuzuela.

  193. Stephen Tsai:

    They had a promo for the blog yesterday. It said something about how the host takes the temperature of UH fever.
    I'm thinking: What kind of thermometer am I using?

  194. Pauoa Boy:

    I about to go pick up some new UH gear at the Rainbowtique down Ward and might swing by the campus store one. How much the shirts costing now?

    ST - Any idea when the new style jerseys going be on sale? Hope before the season start.

  195. homey ®:

    ST - Ahh I gotcha. I know what you mean. Aren't we suckers for giving in like that. My youngest daughter has me trained li' dat.

  196. wafan:

    Homey . . .

    He can only exhale through his butt. That might cause other people to stop breathing.

  197. Pauoa Boy:

    Eh so I heard the gathering is on Saturday at 10:00am Nancy's Kitchen, Waipio Gentry shopping center? Just like make sure I no end up at the wrong place.

  198. Pauoa Boy:

    Wow I went pass the Roosevelt High Field after picking up my plate lunch and that field is nawts. Might have to test out that field with a few laps while I'm here.

  199. wafan:

    Okay. No one bend over when Mr. Tsai is around. He is charged with taking the temperature of Warrior fans. (shudder)

  200. d1shima(tilted):

    Welcome home, Pauoa Boy!

  201. wafan:

    HA! The lua in the International Space Station is not working. Must be difficult since they cannot just step outside to go shi-shi. Well, I guess can -- but I would not want to do it.

  202. djmitcho:

    gas is $3.87 by my house, but I've seen it $3.97 on the other side of town.

  203. SteveM:

    homey ®:
    May 28th, 2008 at 2:10 pm
    Sounds good to me SteveM. I also noticed that the player photos have no “width” parameters associated with them but the last 2 (Erica and CnfRm) have “width=500″.

    This is using XHTML img parameters to contrain the size of the photo on the blog page to 500 pixels wide. The actual image is 1,280 pixels wide.

    It is being squeezed down to a certain size on the page for display purposes. Its actual pixels and file/download size is the same no matter how much you squeeze or expand it (but that's a different concern).

    :!: Yes ST, adding the width specification should help those having display problems. It looks like the blog page can take around 550 pixels width if you want---but I'm just guess-timating.

  204. Pauoa Boy:

    Howzit d1shima, so I meeting up with some of you Tsaiko's dis Saturday I take it?

  205. wafan:

    dj . . .

    The $4.03 is the state average. So, with B'ham at $4.09 there are bound to be lower prices -- somewhere. I go to Costco because they have the lowest prices in town. At some point it becomes counter-productive to drive to find the lowest priced gas.

    Looks like we were getting the weather from your side of the hill for a bit. Okay, you may have your clouds back now.

    Are you headed to the OSU game?

  206. Mad Dog:

    That's nothing. The gas in my house is free. It doesn't power anything, but it has the power to get my daughter, my dog, and roaches a running. If ST tries to take my Warrior temperature, it might cause an explosion.

  207. d1shima(tilted):

    Pauoa Boy,
    You got it right for Saturday.
    Come hungry!

  208. wafan:

    Pauoa Boy . . .

    Uhhh, "you Tsaiko's"? Do not want to pop your bubble; but, you are a Tsai-ko, too.


    It is too late to turn back.

  209. djmitcho:

    I really want to go, but travel logistics seem to be the problem. If I can find 3 other guys who want to go and split the gas costs, it might be a go.
    I got a lot of stuff going on in Sept., so it's a big maybe.

  210. wafan:

    You know it is bad when you cause your own tears to flow. But when your own dog leaves the room?!?!?! Geez.

  211. wafan:

    dj . . .

    I know the feeling. But, this may be the only time I will have to see the Warriors play -- well, until they play at WSU. But even then it is a six hour drive to Spokane from here and will have to include a hotel, too.

  212. d1shima(tilted):

    Weren't you supposed to post something else?
    (hint: Fuud on Saturday)

  213. homey ®:

    Anyone get called by UH for NEW football season tickets yet?

  214. djmitcho:

    As much as I want to go to the OSU game, I think the BSU game will be much easier for me to do. I can fly down there if I need to, and my friend who lives in Boise would pick me up and let me stay at her place.
    Plus she is a big BSU fan and going to the game with her would be a blast. As far as the WSU game goes, I'm so there in 09. They should be playing in Moscow also, so that would make 2 games that were easy access for me. At least they play in Seattle in 2010 right?

  215. djmitcho:

    I got an air mattress that you can sleep on!!

  216. homey ®:

    Did I hear correctly that there may be a non-competitive Tsaiko paintball outing? If that's true then does anyone know where I can buy muumuu piercing paintballs?

  217. djmitcho:

    so when does your daughter leave my neck of the woods to return home?

  218. gigi-hawaii ©:

    I'm not ruining my precious muumuus for a paintball game! :mrgreen:

  219. homey ®:

    djmitcho - June 12th!!! WOO HOO! But before she comes back she's gonna take in a Mariner's game. Ah, the life of a college student...

  220. WarriorMojo:

    Re: UH vs. Jones Mediation

    A mediator is someone who aids or assists the parties as they attempt to resolve a dispute. Mediation does not work if one or both parties go in with hard and fast positions. The key to settlement is compromise.

    Unlike an arbitrator or a judge, however, the mediator has no power to order or ajudicate anything, thus the parties must find a way to settle by mutual agreement. If the parties cannot agree, then then next step is a formal dispute resolution process such as trial or binding arbitration. The thing about trial or arbitration is that there will generally be a winner and a loser. In mediation, since both parties have to agree to a settlement, both parties are winners.

    One of the ways an effective mediator can help parties to settle is by pointing out the potential flaws and difficulties in their respective arguments. People generally tend to focus on the "rightness" of their positions rather than on how difficult or even impossible it may be to convince a judge/arbitrator that they are right.

    Another factor the mediator will hammer on is fees and costs. Although these will be minimized by going through arbitration rather than trial, they will still be significant. I would be curious to know if UH is being represented by State attorneys or if private attorneys have been retained as that will make a big difference regarding how much it will cost UH to play hardball.

    There is no question, though, that Matsui will get this thing settled. I know him well and he is very effective. I cannot imagine any way this thing is not resolved. Both sides have too much to lose. Legally, UH's position looks VERY strong, but they don't want the negative publicity from litigating a claim against JJ. JJ has a truly weak legal position and doesn't want to garner (anymore) ill will from Hawaii fans.

    Really, JJ should have negotiated a clause that SMU buys out his remaining contract. That would've been the OBVIOUS thing to do. But, judging from the Sugar Bowl, attention to detail wasn't his strong point at that time.

  221. Ronnie:

    djmitcho, for the BSU game, were you going to get tickets in the UH section? If we have enough people, maybe we can have a Tsaiko section in the UH section (we would be nice to your friend...)

  222. homey ®:

    gigi - Dime a dozen at Sears! :lol:

  223. homey ®:

    Thank you very much WM.

  224. WarriorMojo:

    Jeez, I am really wordy, aren't I?

  225. djmitcho:

    I was gonna get tix where ever I could get them. BSU games always sellout.

  226. homey ®:

    WM - you'd make a great wife. THAT'S JUST A JOKE MARRIED WORDY TSAIKO WOMEN!!!

  227. Kazz:


    I called the UH ticket office and they are still calling current season ticket holders to confirm/finalize their seating adjustments (i.e. moving seats, removing seats, or adding seats). I have still yet to be called regarding my additions to my current seats from last year.

    The calls started last Thursday (05/22/2008). There are only 3-4 phone lines being used to call thousands of people.

    From what I was told, they hope to take care of the current season ticket holders by the end of next week.

    Once that is done, the new season ticket holders for 2008 will be contacted.

    All contacts are being made in the order of who had tickets the longest and when the renewals/new deposits were placed.

  228. djmitcho:

    I'm actually gonna return home and then be back in WA before she even leaves. Unfortunately I'm coming home for my grandmother's funeral. I won't even be able to meet any Tsaiko's since I'll be on Lana'i the whole time I'm back.

  229. homey ®:

    Kazz - Okay, thanks. I'm gonna be patient on this matter.

  230. James:

    WM...wordy because you work in law....mwahahahahahaha

    Just kidding....

  231. James: planning on wearing muumuu again?? And I can only lift the smaller UH players....mwahahahahaha

  232. WarriorMojo:

    Homey, a "good wife"?

    It was wordy, but it was logical and I didn't repeat myself over and over and over and....


  233. homey ®:

    djmitcho - Are you originally from Lanai? Please accept my condolences...

  234. las vegas:


    I dunno if anybody wen give you da correct Agent 99, for da TV series it was Barbara Feldon, Anne Hathaway was in da movie.

  235. Ronnie:

    djmitcho - since I'm getting UH season tickets through Rob (adding on to hers), maybe we can get tickets from the UH block as season ticket holders. I'll let you know what I find out.

  236. gigi-hawaii ©:

    I am not wordy.

  237. djmitcho:

    No, but that's where she lived most of her life. My dad lives there now, so that's where the services will be.

  238. gigi-hawaii ©:

    I stayed at the Manele Bay Hotel on Lanai. Very nice.

  239. homey ®:

    James - Camo muumuu!

  240. James:

    dj...condolences to you and your family....

    gigi...not wordy??? hmmmm...

  241. James: that's more like it...harder to see. The bright ones gigi gave you make you an easy target....mwhahahahaha

  242. homey ®:

    # gigi-hawaii ©:
    May 28th, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    I am not wordy.

    May 28th, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    ...but it was logical and I didn’t repeat myself over and over and over and….

    gigi - you are the latter. :lol:

  243. koakane™:

    welcome back pauoa boy

  244. wafan:

    dj . . .

    My condolences to you and your family. Celebrate your grandma's life and accomplishments.

  245. homey ®:

    James - should I go Army digital pattern or West Virginia Hillbilly Hunter forest pattern?

  246. gigi-hawaii ©:

    nope, taciturn people never repeat themselves...

  247. wafan:

    dj . . .

    How long has your Dad been on Lana'i? I used to fly over back in the mid to late 70's to help with the Lana'i bands. Gosh, I have not thought about that period in a loooooooong time! Those are some of the best people there.

    Lana'i used to be one of my favorite islands -- until they started to build it up. Too bad.

  248. gigi-hawaii ©:

    I remember seeing acres of pineapple fields on Lanai. Quite beautiful.

  249. wafan:

    dj . . .

    Thank you for the floor offer! I might take you up on that in '09!!!

    We will have to see what really happens in '10 with the UW. If that really happens that will be an interesting game in a very beautiful stadium -- especially if the weather is nice.

  250. homey ®:


    Let me see...52", a/c, cold need sweater, registrar, ppv, 1 beer, laundry...

    BTW, haven't heard that word in a long time! Is that word in one of your books?

  251. koakane™:


    thanks I knew you would get da word out. exactly why I neva call because only going be fustrated when no one answers phone. you da man.

  252. wafan:

    One time there was an accident the day we were leaving to go back to HNL. It was kind of funny. There were more than two cars on the island but they were few and far between. Yet, these two cars managed to find each other and have a collision. Luckily no one was injured. The accident happened at one of the intersections.

    At the time there no traffic lights.

    Do they have traffic lights now? Geez, that sounds like such a stupid question. Oh well. Inquiring minds want to know!

  253. homey ®:

    koakane - Wea u plan fo' sit at da shtayjium?

  254. al:


    do this....go to the online site for both windward and new city nissan. not the same owner. :smile:

    check their specials and ask for an online quote for the car you want.
    then, go online to and ask for a quote. someone from new city will respond.

    then when you get all the quotes, supposed to be the lowest, it is a deal with the dealership. anyway, go down with quote in hip pocket and try bargaining with the online sales mgr. it should be interesting i got my leased murano at 500 above cost.

  255. homey ®:

    wafan - you talking about an island in papua new guinea?

  256. wafan:

    Dinner time!

    Sapporo Ichiban with vegi's, Spam, BBQ, and an egg or two. Yum!

  257. LizKauai [Believer]:

    homey- no ticket call here yet either :-(

  258. koakane™:

    my condolences to djmitcho and family for their loss

    from one damien bruddah to another.

  259. LizKauai [Believer]:

    homey- you goin buy one cah?
    Prius :mrgreen:

  260. koakane™:

    wafan you must have choke saimin cause das all I see you eating.

  261. Kazz:


    Even though my 5 seats from last year are already taken care of, it's the 5 other new ones we're adding on I am worried about.

    I hope they can accomodate that much without shifting us around.

  262. homey ®:

    al - The problem is they take so long to respond and give me a quote. I even told them what I wanted and let me know if they have it in stock or not. The thing is I looked at their inventory online and assumed it is up to date. Therefore, I based what I wanted to what was listed in their inventory. Do these guys want business? Slow mail? Maybe it's because I told them I know the Dealer invoice price and to also price it without adding in the cash back/incentives. I also told them just give me your best quote and if it is within my budget I will come down and sign the papers immediately. I'm not about to sit at the dealership for hours going over price adjustments and waiting to talk to a third and fourth person.

    Did I just do a WM?

  263. djmitcho:

    He was born and raised there, but in the 70's he was on Oahu, he moved back around '89. I spent my summers on Lana'i until I was about 13. I remember what it was like back then, all pineapple fields. Now there are none. Talk about being able to get some fresh was the best.

  264. wafan:

    Homey . . .

    Nah. Really. Lana'i was a cool island a long time ago. No traffic. No crowds. Very supportive community. One of my best friends is from Lana'i -- the Ballesteros family.

    It was the first place I ever had gizzard. I do not enjoy it at all. But, i had to try it. They laughed so hard one of the company supervisors started choking on his piece. Dang. I had to laugh -- they were having such a good time at my expense. Oh well.

  265. homey ®:

    XLiz - It's for the kids...

  266. las vegas:

    Condolences on your loss

  267. djmitcho:

    still no traffic lights. in fact people have electric cars, kinda like big golf carts, instead of gas powered for driving around town.

  268. koakane™:


    have 5 seats in orange section AA south endzone

    would like to get 2 to 3 more seat in lower blue somewhere in south endzone

    actually keeping 5 seats [son or daughter uses it with friends]

    where are U?

  269. djmitcho:

    Thanks for the well wishes everyone.

  270. homey ®:

    koakane - I'm on the computer.

  271. Loa:

    djmitcho - my condolences to you and your family

    WarriorMojo - thanks for the info, have you ever served as a mediator and/or arbitrator?

    homey -#226 - lmffao

  272. Kekoa:

    Breakfast CC @ Nancy's on Saturday Morning to welcome Pauoa Boy AND any lurkers out there who would like to come in from the cold. So far I have a head count of 15 peeps attending, and 47 "please excuse my child because______."

    More info available on SteveM's site. :roll:

    You might want to make it a habit to check his site for updates on scheduled Tsaiko events, I believe there might be a pop quiz at the event Saturday for a valuable prize going to the weiner winner.

  273. wafan:

    Koakane . . .

    Yep. Lots of saimin. Yum! Lots of other good fuud, too. Tonkatsu, BBQ, soups, stews, salads, Hawai'ian food, Japanese food, burgers, and Italian food. All made from scratch. That is me! Just like to cook.

    Most importantly, I love to eat.

  274. homey ®:

    I like sit in the Orange or Blue: J,K,L,M

  275. koakane™:

    kazz we in da same boat.

    homey so how are those seat when game is on?

  276. homey ®:

    koakane - I don't know, that's why I like sit there! :lol:

  277. homey ®:

    # wafan:
    May 28th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Most importantly, I love to eat.

    Haven't met a Tsaiko who doesn't like to eat yet!

  278. homey ®:

    ...or I have yet to meet a Tsaiko who doesn't like to eat.

  279. homey ®:

    Greg Alexander is large! Nice pics ST.

  280. wafan:

    Homey . . .

    Never had yet or yetti for that matter. Albeit I understand it tastes like woof!

  281. koakane™:

    da computer must hurt you okole :shock:

  282. Kekoa:

    Homes - If I get you seating in any of those sections, could I catch a ride to the T-gate party with you in your new Ka'awheee'la

  283. Kazz:

    LOL at the first pic of the guys getting some shade....

    Well Alexander looks like he's waiting to pummel someone and Rausch looks like he's taking a break from working at Abercrombie and Fitch. :lol:


  284. Kekoa:

    ST ~ Those guys look so glum! Are they looking at our facilities and thinking to themselves..."Dang!...Colt was right, this really is a HS/PE field!

  285. SteveM:

    May 28th, 2008 at 2:51 pm
    Weren’t you supposed to post something else?
    (hint: Fuud on Saturday)

    ...besides the Nancy's Breakfast Call? That was up this morning. Give me more hints... the dinner fuud, evening fuud, or midnight snack fuud? Hey, you not having a lunch or "tea" fuud call without telling me...? :(

  286. Stephen Tsai:

    Alexander is a huge dude. It didn't help that he walked with Mike Washington.
    Rausch has an extremely quick release. He throws over the top. He's going to be a good one.

  287. Stephen Tsai:

    Does Kortney look glum?

  288. Kekoa:

    Just got a call from Pauoa Boy. He is lookng forward to meeting with the Tsaiko Ohana this Saturday morning. Like he mentioned earlier, he is just enjoying his 1st day back on island shopping for UH gear and satisfying the cravings for home style grindz. :cool:

  289. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    Where is Waipio Gentry Shopping Center - the shopping center mauka of H-1 above Waipahu or the area where Costco is located just off H-2 or the shopping center alongside Kamehameha Highway as it heads towards Mililani Town?

    We've got a meeting in Mililani which starts at 11 am so maybe we'll stop by for a few minutes to say hello; however, we won't be eating although we might get some coffee to go.

  290. LizKauai [Believer]:

    ok- is it me or is Greg Alexander just about the scariest QB there is? Yikes! The opposing D-lines better be ready!
    And I thot Inoke was pretty tough-looking.

  291. Kekoa:

    ST ~ Kortney?...nah...she's a newlywed, the 'glow' goin' be on her face for couple moa years!...It's the QB crowd I was talkin' bout!

  292. Kazz:


    Who's Kortney?

  293. Kazz:


    I didn't catch it at first, you meant Kortney in the above photos.

    Nope, she doesn't look glum at all.

  294. LizKauai [Believer]:

    homey- 265- exactly. I'm lining up to get another Prius - and will let the kids drive my old one. It teaches them to drive for good mileage - and gets good mileage. My car is averaging around 54 mpg with the A/C on most of the time :lol:

  295. Kazz:


    Was Tyler Graunke out there with the other QBs today?

  296. Kekoa:

    W/Doc ~ Option #3. The center across from CORPS.

  297. Kekoa:

    If Tyler was out today, his would be more Yikes!...and then turn to glum...

  298. Jason:

    I saw film on Rausch, and I really like him. He's gotta pick up the system like any QB, but I think he can be a really good one.

  299. Kekoa:

    Competition. It's all about the battle for the prized QB start. It re-kindles the inner fire and will burn brighter the closer we get to Swamp Fever week.

  300. J-DOG:

    Where's Tyler? Schlacking already?

  301. J-DOG:

    9 QB's.

  302. koakane™:

    whole lotta suff happening this weekend :?

    kcc, bcc, movies, graduations, funeral service :?:

    where to go, what to do, need arbitrator to decide bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :|

    but one thing for sure what eva you choose enjoy, represent and make memories :mrgreen:

  303. d1shima [sez:]:

    mea culpa. I didn't think to check your site for the Wessai Breakfast CC.
    A thousand pardons. :-D

  304. wafan:

    Dang! Alexander is HUGE!!! Not what I expected. I sure hope he picks up quickly. If Colt were that big . . . wow.

  305. koakane™:

    kinda tired, day was hot and long

    best thing is to lie down and take small nap

    back lattas

  306. LizKauai [Believer]:

    djmitcho- hugs and prayers to your family re tutu wahine's passing. We have dear friends from Lanai- surnamed Hobdy and Mitsunaga - prolly all ohana to all, no?

    Hope you can come to the OSU game by some miracle... nice to have a bunch of Tsai-kos at a game- especially an away game!!!

  307. d1shima [sez:]:

    Let the competition BEGIN!

    Yeah baby, 9 QB's to choose from. Going be HOT this summer!

  308. LizKauai [Believer]:

    Pauoa Boy- methinks you will enjoy the cuisine this weekend... not to mention the fine company!
    Have a great visit!

    ok. off to home and the last band concert of the year.

  309. wafan:

    LizK . . .

    The Matsunaga's! We used to stay at their home when on Lana'i. Wonderful people.

    And Grandpa Goro Hokama and his family. Super people.

  310. d1shima [sez:]:


    Is there any restriction on how much time the players can spend in the football offices watching film over the summer?

  311. LizKauai [Believer]:

    wafan- my buddy is a Mitsunaga, not Matsunaga... her dad moved to the mainland, I think. She has been on Kauai almost 40 years and lives near me in Waimea.

  312. bonar:

    I'm starting to like the pics more than the blurbs. Great job!

  313. d1shima [sez:]:

    Condolences to your Ohana.

    I never did the pineapple summah ovah dea.
    Played music a coupla times fo' da HS.
    Funniest ting I remembah, wen they give you directions, they say, "Turn left" or "Turn right" but only get ONE ROAD! Dey talking about turns in da road!

    btw, how you Manoa Mist? You sabe?

  314. I Believe:

    aloha all- well, whatever I missed on last night's blog in real time was more than made up for in laughing today- to the point of tears...kekoa, you are so funny...wafan, appreciate the note of lower case usage and you made me laugh over and over again...homey, you are classic!... d1...omg! I always say, get it, got it, good!...used to train my students to respond and they loved it, least I knew they were still with me.

    mahalo nui to Mike Wedge for the video and for ST for re-posting- made me wince, made me smile, made me cry!

    as for outsourcing (jm2375 #253 yesterday)...does anyone know that HAL outsourced reservations to the Phillippines? I just found out...Also, when you want to complain about reservations, you do so to customer guessed also outsourced to the Phillippines! Of all businesses in Hawai'i, you would really expect HAL to BE in Hawai'i! I think I'm gonna write a letter to my local Legislators along with HAL to express my disappointment....and the fact that I think they are being pretty puka panty!

    finally, what's up with vids from Princess Leila ? and, already asked, but no one come Fouts and Kato are no longer with wahine soccer team?


  315. Kekoa:

    In case my A-house Ohana didn't get the word about Nancy's, fire your email man!

    Also, side-line warning to the wize and one word to the starting *twins* ~ DARTS. (Just a gentle reminder for those who are so inclined that Nancy's got 'em).

  316. I Believe:

    Jason- so, are you still planning on teaching Math in HS? Have you done your student teaching and where do you hope to be placed? Much good luck to you, but must say I wish you were going into elem ed- we so need males at that level as so many kids don't have fathers at home.

  317. I Believe:

    LizK- sent you a couple of emails- did you get 'em? Re: our show! Kaua'i Kalls? nah....Kaua'i Kilohana? maybe....Wahine Wala'au? nah...too close to an existing show...and I think correct way would be Wala'au Wahine anyway (Kekoa?)ok...waiting for your creativity to kick in...

  318. wafan:

    LizK . . .

    That is what I typed -- Mitsunaga. Okay, I think I did. Well, obviously I did not.

    But, that is what I meant! How come you did not know that?

    Anyhow, Mr. Mitsunaga (I am guessing there is only one Mitsunaga family on Lana'i) was one of the sup's or something like that. One concert we helped with we needed something or other for the performance. I mentioned it to the Lana'i director (Mr. Inaba) who contacted Mr. Mitsunaga who showed up with the item. When I asked about it he said not to worry, the company would not mind since he authorized it.

    I do not know the kids if that is the same family. We were on campus from around 5:30 in the morning for private lessons until well past 9 in the evening for school classes, sectionals, semi-private and private lessons, and full band rehearsals.

    Those kids on Lana'i were some awesome kids. I sure hope they are the same down-to-earth, honest, hardworking people!

  319. Kazz:


    May 28th, 2008 at 5:09 pm
    Dang! Alexander is HUGE!!! Not what I expected. I sure hope he picks up quickly. If Colt were that big . . . wow.

    "If Colt were that big......" Kiper would fall in love with him... and maybe Joe "Division 1AA with the cannon for an arm but no scope in which to aim" Flacco would be on the outside looking in...

    Eh whatever... lets check back in a few when Colt is starting and Flacco and Dixon are playing in Canada or Japan, if they're lucky.

  320. Kekoa:

    Of all businesses in Hawai’i, you would really expect HAL to BE in Hawai’i! I think I’m gonna write a letter to my local Legislators along with HAL to express my disappointment….and the fact that I think they are being pretty puka panty!

    ...and you talk about ME makin' funny kine?! Oh lady you bettah check your guns at the bar!

  321. Kekoa:

    Be back laterz...

  322. I Believe:

    Kekoa...not funny kine...make me laugh funny (like your recipe for mac salad)...huh?

  323. Kama Krab:

    howzit everybody

    Kekoa you can count me in. Going check with the wife to see if she wants to come to. Thanks

  324. wafan:

    IB(S) . . .

    Puka panty? Wat. No mo stoa ova dea? Gotta wea em until only shtreeng lef? Aiiiiee! Nex taheem you go da beeg city go get!

    Shame you no. Wat doz doctahs goin tink if you get wan axcident?

  325. Stephen Tsai:

    Re: Kortney.
    Aside from being a big UH fan, she's our Warrior Beat retail sales agent. Her hubby is from Castle.They went to the football banquet mostly to meet Blaze Soares.

    Re: Graunke.
    He wasn't there by the time I decided to leave. But I understand he's been training hard.

  326. Stephen Tsai:

    Pauline, by the way, is the mother of a Punahou basketball player.

  327. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    A Jedi master sports writer with the best lil blog in Hawai'i, who shoots and posts his own photos. The best just gets better.

  328. Maverick:

    K'den, I know I've been M.I.A.

    Today was X'citing with the pics posted. I feel it. Ahhhh, the ALL-NEW season is knocking on the screen door.

    Kazz, L & L tonight. Who gonna knock on their screen door tonight?

  329. Garret:


    Thank you very, very much for the news and photos. Awesome coverage today of the QBs and it is great to have photos of the new Warriors!

    Nice photos of the Advertiser folks too. I wonder how long it will be before all the Advertiser folks who are not shy will have their photos posted...I'm guessing the others will run the other way when they see your camera!

  330. LizKauai:

    - Charging up my camera battery (arrgh!) before da concert.

    ring ring
    Ma- we gotta breeng potluck tonight.


    Here's da list of what get...
    beef something

    OK- I going bring drinks den.
    (back to da stoah fo sodas and ice)
    (back home fo da coolah)

    charge da battree
    check da blog.

  331. LizKauai:

    I Believe- I got your emails. I was on Maui - then back home- veddy busy at work- no time fo tink. (Plenny in dere fo tink about, eh?) Will get to it aftah graduation...
    and La Mancha practice and grandson's 14th birfday pahty...

    Mav- welcome back!

  332. d1shima [sez:]:

    Eh Liz,

    Is dat a concert or a Texas Hold'em Night you going?

  333. LizKauai:

    Interesting version of 1420 ESPN Mag w/ Coach Mack article.

  334. d1shima [sez:]:


    Wen you get up jus' remembah, da nice ting about a Monday holiday is that Hump Day is alreddy pau!

  335. Kazz:

    Keith Amemiya on Leahey and Leahey tonight.

  336. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Wea da h*ll you been??!! No make lurky lurk in here, cuz, post! Good to see you back braddah gang! :)

  337. LizKauai:

    d1- I know when ta fold 'em :lol:
    My son-in-law is serious about poker. I was subjected to having to watch poker games on their dvr... (gack). :mrgreen:

  338. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Alexander looks like a d end. It will be fun to see him in the pocket, fighting tacklers. Inoke's doing the leadership thing and that's good to see.

  339. d1shima [sez:]:

    Well Liz.

    That 1420 mag gets, ah, pretty, ahem, interesting in the middle ;-)

  340. LizKauai:

    Hi DPK!
    Rausch reminds me of Colt in da bod. I remember looking at the vids a few mos ago... he get da guns fo sure!

    Alexander looks like- "you wanna piece o' dis?" Woo hoo!
    Warriors are lookin good - past, present and future!

  341. bonar:

    Alexander is listed by most publications/sites at 6'5". I wonder if the "2 inch rule" applies to him. CB, IIRC, was listed at 6'3", but was closer to 6'2" so it was more like a 1 inch rule.

  342. LizKauai:

    d1- thought you'd like that centerfold ;-)
    Where's Jason?

  343. LizKauai:

    ok- 1 battry green, time to go.

    laterz guys!

  344. Kazz:

    Da Punchbowl Kid:

    May 28th, 2008 at 6:37 pm
    Alexander looks like a d end. It will be fun to see him in the pocket, fighting tacklers. Inoke’s doing the leadership thing and that’s good to see.

    Would be great to see a QB decide to run with it and stiff arm a linebacker on the way for a 1st down.

    By the look of things Alexander could bring a BIG backfield presence to our offensive game.

  345. bonar:

    Interesting note about Alexander is that he got sacked a LOT at Santa Rosa.

  346. Ralph:

    Wafan the Mitsunaga's you mentioned are the same family LizKauai knows...there were two Mitsunaga's on the Island

  347. Ralph:

    djmitcho, my condolences to you and your ohana...what's grandma's name?

  348. I Believe:

    wafan- I'M not gonna wear puka panty- I said I thought HAL was being pretty puka panty in outsourcing- my mom told me about not wearing puka panty in case I get into an accident and I dutifully taught that to my kids, too.

    sheesh...started a firestorm or wat? am hopeful you get to go to the game!

  349. bonar:

    JJ moved the R and S forward by very strictly maintaining a shotgun formation. The traditional R and S utilized under center snaps and rollouts. That suceeded to a large extent until teams began to utilize very athletic DEnds and zone blitzes. The question becomes whether Coach Lee's version of the R and S looks more like JJ's or the more traditional R and S refined out of necessity in the pros (and then at UH) by JJ.

  350. Stephen Tsai:

    Sorry about the quality of the photos.
    Old camera, old camera man.

  351. I Believe:

    LizK- wow- potluck of champions! at least now get drinks for wash down the chips!
    forgot you went Maui- e kala mai- get to me when you get to me-
    interesting to read all the issues of the newspaper I missed while gone and see the resolution of the tree 'thing'- sheesh! as if there aren't beeg probs on the ' traffic, like homelessness, like no healthcare especially for former AQ employees...

  352. bonar:

    more photos!

  353. Stretch:

    Good Evening Tsaikos!!

    Nice pics of the new guys. Good to see that they are able to get out on the field and learn the new system.

    Are they out there at a certain time daily??

  354. bonar:

    S: Because of the nature of your job, you might have to advance to a more sophisticated camera. I'm sure Barry M. could steer you to the right camera.

  355. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Throw yer weight around demand a new camera. You're DA MAN, now act like it! :lol:

  356. SteveM:

    ST is doing very well with his "old" camera. Give him a new 7 or 8 megapixel camera at it's default settings and the pix and the blog is going to take minutes to load--even on a good blueblog day. :lol:

    You are doing great, ST. Now, just stir in a little Photoshop... :?

  357. A-House:


    Much arigatos for "downsizing" your photos which are absolutely fabulous and now come in "full view" on our monitor screen!!!!

    You will, in the near future, amend your job description to add photogtapher extrodinaire!

  358. Stephen Tsai:

    You know, you guys throw around words like megapix and width, and I just go: huh?
    Hey, I just graduated from disposable cameras (and, by the way, I need to start developing the pix from the Heisman trip).

  359. Stephen Tsai:

    It looks like the SEC is pushing its weight around again. The second recruiting period will hurt Hawai‘i, which is stuck out here.

  360. Stephen Tsai:

    Here's that link:

  361. A-House:


    Cannot make the Saturday function - must complete a project.

  362. A-House:


    A-House family extends our condolences to you and your family on the loss of your Obachan.

  363. A-House:

    Kazz & Homey:

    I prefer the single H logo on the front of the UA polo shirts - simple, but powerful message!!!

  364. A-House:


    With the demise of Aloha and ATA and ever rising jet fuel prices, do you have any more info on the Hawaiian Air offer of "free" trips for UH recruiting?

    Is the offer with or without constraints? ie, only 5 per month; offer good only for 1 year?; etc.

    While a good promotional scheme and tax write off, Hawaiian Air seems to have forgotten the "aloha" spirit with the way they have increased inter-island and mainland fares.

    We have decided to reduce, drastically, trips to Las Vegas due to the cost factor.

  365. Stephen Tsai:

    I think the H logo should be used with A-House.

  366. A-House:

    Thanks, ST - I will take that as a supreme compliment!

  367. jm2375:

    Hi guys,

    Just catching up - couldn't get anywhere near the internet today.

    dj - condolences on your loss.

    D1 - I'm thinking about getting the Tilt - let me know how you like it. Heard the battery life was really short. Looking for a smartphone, don't wanna carry around both a phone and PDA anymore. Can't change till mid-July - can't wait. I got dead spots in my house (mountains) and office (too much concrete and no windows).

    ST - the pix look great on my IE 6 (still trying to get used to IE 7)

    How's dis for futility - doing work on the laptop this am and battery dies w/o warning. Lost 2+ hours of work. Took 3 hrs to get back to where I was. Grrrrrrr....

  368. Jason:

    djmitcho: My condolences and prayers to you and your family.

    I Believe: Elementary ed? No way! I can barely survive watching my two younger nieces (soon to be 8 and 2) for one day of babysitting. No, high school is where it's at for me. I don't have anywhere near enough knowledge in all the other subjects to teach elem ed. My friend who is going to Midwestern State is studying elem ed, although she's going to go into high school English when she gets a chance.

    And I haven't done any student teaching yet — I'm getting my B.S. in math, not my B.Ed. After I grad next year, I'll go for my M.Ed., do my student teaching and all that.

  369. jm2375:

    Eh, where everybody stay? 2 posts in 1/2 hr?

  370. Garret:


    My condolences to your family.

  371. Garret:

    One of the WRs that was competing for a roster spot with Bess was waived today. The NFL has no mercy--he got cut after he got injured.

    The Dolphins waived wide receiver Tab Perry, signed to help on special teams and perhaps as a possession receiver, after Perry tore an Achilles' tendon Saturday.

    He was originally a sixth-round draft pick of Cincinnati's in 2005.

  372. Garret:

    I know we have a bunch of rugby fans here--they probably already know about the Long Beach rugby team...but this was the first time I heard of rugby in Long Beach.

    "Soccer is a gentleman's game played by hooligans, while rugby is a hooligan game played by gentlemen." - Bad Stu Ledsam, co-founder of the Belmont Shore Rugby Club.

    Rugby also is an entertaining game that doesn't generate widespread attention on the American athletic scene, as well as the local one, or else a formidable aggregation from Long Beach called the Belmont Shore Rugby Club would be generating headlines comparable to the Lakers and Dirtbags and already would be a sacred part of the city's sporting lore.

    I mean, since 1997 when the Rugby Super League was formed that is comprised of 18 teams from around the country, the Belmont Shore entry has won four Super League titles and has appeared in eight championship matches.

    The 6 p.m. match will be shown live on ESPN Classic, and for 80 minutes you will see a bunch of gentlemen running, kicking, pounding, tackling and battering one another in frenzied, ceaseless action in an activity that was commenced in 1843 by medical personnel at Guy's Hospital in London and that planted the seed to a slightly more popular offshoot in America known as football.

    And, after the proceedings are concluded, the participants who engage in such punishing physical contact will gather in a local saloon and toast one another in what is a hallowed ritual of the sport.

    "You ask these guys what comes first, their women or their rugby, and I'm not sure their women would want to hear the answers," he resumes.

    Rugby is slowly starting to grow in the community.

    Pye and others have formed something called the Belmont Shore Youth Rugby Football League.

    "We had 15 people sign up a year ago, and now it's up to 100," says Pye. "The leagues are divided for kids 16 and under, 14 and under and 12 and under. The kids who play it love it."

  373. d1shima [sez:]:

    see 135.

    I have not really spent all that much time exploring all that can be done with my Tilt because been so busy.
    I like the e-mail also.
    Shortly after I got mine I went to the AT&T store for help with getting setup. The woman who was helping me admitted that she was using a Tilt and liked it but that she was switching to an iPhone because it's faster.
    The speed seems to be the biggest difference I've noticed. Example: at the Warrior Bowl I posted a few comments b4 the game but yielded to Liz on her Blackberry device for the play-by-play because there was no way I could keep up w/ my Tilt.
    That said, perhaps for different applications, the Tilt may work better. A vendor I work with uses it for all her delivery people to do their invoicing in the field.
    So that's my long-winded, WarriorMojo-esque eval of the Tilt. Hope it helps.


  374. d1shima [sez:]:

    Looks like koakane wen knock out fo' da night.
    Maybe I do da same....


  375. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Well, my Celtics won today. The announcer said that usually if a team wins game 5, they will go on to win the series.

    But, hubby says San Antonio lost game 5 but won the series against NO, so his Pistons could very well win too.

    Of the 2 teams, I prefer the Celtics to the Pistons, though. Loved what they managed to do today.

  376. gigi-hawaii ©:

    And who would've thought that Avery Johnson would bounce back from being fired to being a commentator on Sports Central! Wow! He said the Celtics game was "phenomenal." Really likes Kevin Garnett, because he is a great defensive player. blah blah

  377. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Hate to say it though, if Celtics play against the Lakers in the finals, I think they will be sorely outmatched.

  378. Jason:

    "Sports Central"? You mean SportsCenter? :-P

    And a lot of coaches/players do that, in particular for basketball. If they aren't with a team, or if their season is done, then ESPN picks them up as an analyst.

  379. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Thanks for the correction. Yeah, it's SportsCenter!

    Avery Johnson's voice is not very mellifluous, though. Hard to take him seriously with a high pitched voice like his.

  380. Garret:

    Sportsbow on SportsHawaii noted today that Chauncey Makainai (6'4", 315 pounds, OT) from Kailua High School was offered a scholarship by UH.

  381. Garret:

    Here is Chauncey's profile on Nice to see that UH is the *first* school to offer a player this time. He's listed as a RG, not tackle, on his profile so I messed that up on my 380 post.

  382. Garret:

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

    NOAA warns insurers that they forecast 12-16 named storms during the June-November hurricane season that is about to start:

  383. Garret:

    The sun has Earth-sized tornados that can be seen with our equipment now:

  384. Garret:

    Centrino 2 is launching on July 14–smaller, longer battery life, faster, and WiFi/WiMAX support included for laptops.

  385. Garret:

    The Blackberry is now banned for sale in India because its encryption does not allow India’s government (or even RIM itself) to read the encrypted information:

  386. Garret:

    Costs have *really* come down! It now costs just $318 for a WiFi (11b/g) bridge with a 5-mile range.

  387. Garret:

    Free play links pau.

  388. Garret:

    Link in 386 is messed up somehow, this is the correct link.

  389. Garret:

    I'll go back to work now...

  390. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Anybody see L&L tonight with Keith Amemiya as guest? I told hubby to go ahead and watch his recording of the Celtics game, and did not record L&L. Getting a little tired of that show. Now and then, they have interesting guests, but tonight's wasn't one of em.

  391. Jason:

    gigi: There aren't enough great basketball minds where you can be choosy like that. You might get a guy who is well-spoken, but he probably won't know his basketball like Avery Johnson.

  392. gigi-hawaii ©:

    I wonder if Keith is related to Ron Amemiya, the former Attorney General, for whom I once worked.

  393. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Well, Jeff Van Gundy has a pleasant voice and seems to know what he is talking about.

    Wonder what will happen to Avery Johnson. Will he coach next season? Who knows!

  394. SteveM:

    Been doing a little research about download speeds, especially after looking at the wireless modem I think the HA writers might be using on their laptops. I have not researched them all nor personally used most so can only speak in generalities for comparison purposes.

    Download speeds are important because that is a major factor in how fast your computer and web browser can assemble and present you with the web or blog page you see on your computer. There are debates and comparisons between which browsers are faster--but we are usually comparing seconds there. Download speed is how fast the data is being transmitted and received your computer or device (assuming the server is serving efficiently) and can make a difference of tens of seconds or minutes.

    The following are "manufacturer /"realistic" versus theoretical...

    :arrow: Wireless USB Modem = 600-1,400 kbps – (no max. listed)
    :arrow: Hawaii Road Runner = 4,626 kbps – 5,000 max.
    :arrow: Telecom DSL = similar to RR - faster than RR but depends on distance
    :arrow: WiFi 802.11b = 4,500 kbps – 11,000 theoretical.
    :arrow: WiFi 802.11g = 23,000 kbps – 54,000 theoretical.
    :arrow: WiFi 802.11n = 74,000 kbps – 300,000 theoretical.

    Advantage of the Treo, iPhone, tilt(?), wireless USB modem is that it can connect anywhere there is a signal. Disadvantage is very low "modem" speeds.

    Road Runner & DSL are the basic options to a wireless modem. WiFi base stations usually connect via RR or DSL.

    Laptops with built-in or external wireless 802.11 devices have the top speeds RR & DSL can deliver-- performance falls off as distance and obstructions increase. Devices like the iTouch and Liz's asuus (?) utilize wifi.
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - end of quick ramble

    Maybe Tsai-ko's using telephone service providers (wireless modem types) should share their realistic download speed data if they have it, for brand/service comparison purposes?

  395. gigi-hawaii ©:

    SteveM, that was all Greek to me!

  396. Kekoa:

    Thanks for that information on download speeds SteveM and thank you so much for posting the Police Missing Persons Photo of JaM's niece. As of tonite, the family is still in an island wide search mode.

    ~May Ke Akua watch over her~

  397. SteveM:

    gigi -- in short (having seen your setup at home) you have an optimal setup and maximum download speeds to your computer. Even your daughter's Airport base station has of the highest wireless speeds to her MacBook. if we can get our blog host to listen :roll:

  398. gigi-hawaii ©:

    JaM's niece is very pretty.

  399. al:

    muu call just done....urp!.

    mahalo duffer and whitey. great company deserves great food and you guys and tiffany's are a great combo.

    still burning from that fiery pepper/salt shrimp. i swear they took some of whitey's habanero's that he is growing for that one.

  400. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Hubby installed 3 GB of memory the other day. Eventually, he will increase it to 4 GB.

    Big difference in speed!

  401. whitey:

    djmicho, my deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  402. gigi-hawaii ©:

    I love shrimp! Prefer it to crab. However, lobster is still #1.

  403. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:


    Mahalo for the clarification about Saturday's CC location.

  404. LizKauai:

    wierd... I posted a comment about the Palm Treo and other PDA's around the time of garret's first post before the random links... and it disappeared...
    twilight zone music :?: :?:

  405. al: heartfelt sympathies to you and your family.

  406. LizKauai:

    wow. I refreshed the screen and gigi's #398 was the latest entry. I post my 404 and a whole bunch of stuff inserts between gigi and me.

  407. Jason:

    SteveM: When you update your site, you can include me for Saturday. I'm getting a ride with sj-macro and myki.

  408. gigi-hawaii ©:

    G'nite, folks.

  409. LizKauai:

    Nitey Nite gigi and all- Sweet Dreams!

  410. Kekoa:

    Jason ~ I got you covered my man! Now if I can remember to bring the Birthday Prez I had for you since your big night. (Remember I had that Wedding gig that night).

    See you on Saturday. G'nite!

  411. wafan:

    Good morning everyone!

    See you later today.

  412. myki1:

    Good morning ST and a happy Thursday to all ! Have a great day.

  413. las vegas:

    good morning

  414. MeiLing:

    Aloha kakahiaka kakou!

    djmitcho, so sorry to hear about your tutu. My condolences to your 'ohana.

    Alexander is huge! The opponents D-line will have to work hard to sack him. Can't wait to see all of these guys play.

    hi ho hi ho....have a wonderful day Tsaiko 'ohana!

  415. Stretch:

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    I like these 4 day work weeks. It is over half over and one day closer to Aug 30.

  416. Loa:

    morning gang! so who's in the hale? everyone doing an Esme?

  417. Loa:

    d1, SteveM - thanks for the 411 on the pda/smartphone/modem speed stuff

  418. Loa:

    i think i better take a nap today so i can get lost tonight

  419. LizKauai:

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  420. d1shima [sez:]:

    Great Morning All.

  421. d1shima [sez:]:

    Must be summer. It took me all of 2 minutes to get thru the sports section this morning. :-(

  422. d1shima [sez:]:

    But on the other hand, as Stretch says, it's a short week and tomorrow is Friday already. :-D

  423. d1shima [sez:]:

    Have a Tsaiko day everyone!

  424. d1shima [sez:]:

    Let me try dis....

    tappity tappi...oops :shock:
    (I think I pulled something)

  425. mctruck:

    Whoeeeee!!, o.k., o.k., da-jc's are here....I like play football la dat already....quick, tro me da ball. Got my fingas crossed, good luck to all these new players and the whole team in general.

  426. FloridaTed:

    Morning,Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister.

    The football dog days of summer have arrived. Seeing all the new players coming in and with them so much promise, makes it even harder to wait for August.

    We have to think of something to tie us over, any ideas?

  427. LizKauai:

    Just go to YouTube and ENJOY!

  428. FloridaTed:

    Hi, Liz,

    Thanks, I miss the predators, lol.

  429. marlis:

    Wie shoots 4-under 68 at German Open

    2 hours ago

    MUNICH, Germany (AP) — Michelle Wie shot a 4-under 68 at the Ladies German Open with about half the field in the clubhouse, trailing leader Nina Reis of Sweden by four strokes.

    The 18-year-old American birdied three of the first five holes in the opening round and made par the rest of the way at the Golfpark Gut Haeusern, north of Munich.

    "I felt I was a little bit rusty. But I am happy with how I played today," said Wie, who is hoping to gain some confidence after playing only two tournaments in the United States this year.

    "I feel I can do a lot. I left a lot out there on the par fives."

    It's Wie's first appearance in a full Ladies European Tour field after receiving a sponsor's invitation to play in the event.

  430. FloridaTed:


    I've checked the german open site and there she's at 69, 3 under. She birdied 3 of her first 4 holes and then parred the rest of the way, according to sky sports.

  431. FloridaTed:


    P.S. your above post comes out to 69 also.

  432. James:

    d1...I don't know if Stretch was talking about the "week" being short....mwahahahahahhaaha

  433. James:

    Good morning Tsaikos....

    ST, you're right (as usual) I would've also thought Greg Alexander was a DE. Of course, in my days of playing the game, I was practically the biggest guy on my team and having a 300 pounder in the NFL, let alone the NCAA, was almost unheard of.

    Good to see the guys are working out on their own though.

  434. Long Time UH Fan:

    Hi James, we had guys 5'8" /5'9" , 175 lbs playing OL at FHS back in the day...Talk about smash job...No more chance...:wink:

  435. marlis:

    florida ted

    I don't know what to say, but here's the source where I got my info
    I had googled her name, saw AP, and thought it was an a reliable source
    (in that article it says she shot a 68)

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  436. Thomas Mui:


    I believe Keith is Ron's son.

    Ron is one terrific (but quiet) guy.

  437. FloridaTed:


    I've seen both reports also. One of them must be in error. Both say that she had 3 birdies in the first five holes, parring the rest. So, I assume 69 should be correct and AP posted the wrong score. Not that important anyway. It should be clear by tomorrow.

  438. FloridaTed:


    P.S. either way it's a good start for her.

  439. Stretch:

    Sumo wrestler has to take pay cut after hitting apprentice with ladle

    I think this has always been happening but with the recent death of the wrestler, it is being reported more often.

  440. koakane™:

    morning all,

    wow had a rip van winkle type nap. some 12 hrs or so but at leased refreshed. d1 how was your rest? :P

    eh James posting so early must be capital slowing down.

    shout out to lizk, marlis, ltuhf, kekoa, ft, mac and garrett this fine morning.

  441. marlis:

    ty koakane gm to you too. wow i'm so happy to get a shout out. does this mean I pass the sniff test? nah.... just playing around.

  442. koakane™:

    james back in our day we play this punahou team that had a backfield that was bigger than our linemen. ouweeeeeeeeeeeeee.

    hey stretch read you and g playing golf something like 5 in da morning?

    howzit TomM

  443. g-nalo:

    good morning all!

    i'm sure most of the QB's have physical talent one way or another, but i think it was Bobby Curran who said it'll come down to the mental part.

  444. James:

    koakane...taking a rest today....

    LTUH...yeah, when I played I was one of the biggest guys on the team at 6'0" 230.....those days are long gone....mwahahahahaha

  445. Loa:

    new post up

  446. koakane™:

    na marlis just my way telling da buddah's and sista's morning. eh what you doing sat. should join the bcc this saturday and meet some tsaiko's if neva allready. we can exchange paw shake and see each oddah's face. come if can you will luv it. das if you on island yea?

  447. SteveM:

    James -- you mean 130 lbs, right? Remember we had to lower the LARGE Cattle Call size down to 195 lbs so you would blend in better :wink:

    OK...hiho for back at lunch time maybe...

  448. Stephen Tsai:

    OK, I'm talking to myself on the new blog.

  449. duffer:

    New blog????

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