Quick answer

May 30th, 2008
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Former UH kicker Eric Hannum visited the news building last week, and he asked what many have asked: Why are there so many items about the Hawai‘i Speed and Quickness clinic?
The answer has little to do with the suspicions of conspiracy-minded folks.
My extended family, like many, has had members with a history of substance abuse.
In addition to its weekend clinics, Hawai‘i Speed and Quickness runs after-school programs that include anti-drug messages as part of the curriculum. Coupled with a program that uses athletics to occupy kids' free time, and the organization is worthy of weekly discussion.
There are similar efforts in Hawai‘i, and this blog will welcome talking about them, too.
The Speed and Quickness clinics are this weekend. Check out the Web site:
hawaiispeedandquickness.com.

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Had a nice chat with Tim Grasso, who moves back to Hawai‘i in early July.
Grasso has fully healed from a hamstring injury that bothered him all of last season. That's guts, punting with a hamstring injury.
Grasso and defensive end John Fonoti go on football scholarship in the fall.
The coaches are faced with a tough decision. There are more deserving players than available scholarships. Here are some of the walk-ons:
• Shane Austin, quarterback.
• Jake Santos, quarterback.
• Daniel Libre, running back.
• Aaron Bain, slotback.
• Daniel Lofton, wideout.
• Dylan Linkner, wideout.
• Cameron Allen-Jones, defensive end.
• Victor Clore, defensive end.
• Tuika Tufaga, defensive tackle
• Jameel Dowling, cornerback.
• Vili Nauahi, safety
• Dane Kealoha Porlas, safety.
• Mana Silva, safety.

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Food pictures, from today's Calf Call:

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441 Responses to “Quick answer”

  1. Stretch:

    ST - have you ever participated in the clinic??


  2. bonar:

    TWO!


  3. Chicken Grease:

    2nd


  4. Chicken Grease:

    4


  5. Stephen Tsai:

    I participated as an observer.
    One of my shall-be-anonymous coworkers participated, got exhausted, and had to be treated.
    I'm starting my own speed-and-quickness keyboarding class. First lesson: home keys.


  6. LizKauai [Believer]:

    koakane- answered your question on the last entry of the last blog.


  7. al:

    top ten


  8. Stephen Tsai:

    As I've stated before, my left pinkie was caught in a slammed door when I was 7. (That led to the worst phrase ever, when my piano teacher said of my wrapped pinkie: "This hurts me more than it hurts you." Even then, I thought: Wanna bet?)
    But I digress.
    Anyway, now my pinkie is curved, making it difficult to hit the "Q" key. That's why people now take "tests" instead of "quizzes" in my stories.


  9. LizKauai [Believer]:

    ST- re your above- I found swimming to be the best "keep em clean" sport. Hundredths of a second are live and die in that sport and the kids stayed squeaky clean, ate and slept well.


  10. koakane™:

    thank lizk got it

    in top ten I hope

    stephen are you attending wesside breakfast?


  11. LizKauai [Believer]:

    Congrats to Abe Markowitz who will be wearing Hawaii "50" at USC!!!


  12. LizKauai [Believer]:

    hi ho for now


  13. Stretch:

    LizKauai [Believer]:
    May 30th, 2008 at 10:22 am
    ST- re your above- I found swimming to be the best “keep em clean” sport. Hundredths of a second are live and die in that sport and the kids stayed squeaky clean, ate and slept well.

    and no forget they can use bathroom anytime without taking a break from exercising.


  14. Stretch:

    My extended family, like many, has had members with a history of substance abuse.

    it must make homey warm and fuzzy knowing he is part of your extended family


  15. Garret:

    Two Nevada players were kicked off the team yesterday. Four DUIs in a weekend for current and former players gives them some pretty bad publicity.

    In what could be a significant step back for the Nevada football program, one former and three current Pack players were arrested in Reno over the weekend for driving under the influence.

    Mike McCoy, Kenny Viser and Rocco Bene were all arrested in separate incidents for alcohol-related DUIs. The Reno Gazette-Journal earlier this week reported departed senior Ezra Butler was arrested for a drug-related DUI after officers found marijuana in his possession.

    Coach Chris Ault did not return phone calls, but did release a statement, which included the dismissal of two Pack players.

    "We have decided to dismiss Rocco Bene and Kenny Viser from the team for this incident and previous team rules violations," he said. "Mike McCoy has been placed on team probation for one year and will face reductions in scholarship aid."


  16. Garret:

    Maybe players should be measured in the morning before practice to get their full heights. Who knew that players get shorter during practices and games?

    Researchers report that repetitive blocking and tackling -- coupled with the weight of helmets and pads - can temporarily shave nearly half an inch off of players' heights.

    They studied 10 high school football players -- lineman, defensive tackles, and others whose positions involved repetitive blocking and tackling. The average height of players before the game was 69.5 inches. Afterward, it was 69.2 inches.

    Campbell says that it's well known that people shrink over the course of a day. "If you think of your body as an accordion, gravity squeezes you together as the day goes on," he says.


  17. SteveM:

    Good morning ST. Your post above reminded me of the very first post on your first blog entry in July 2006... Mel DeLaura asking about your upcoming "feed and thickness" clinics?

    Prophetic! Six months before the first Blog Party and all the Cattle Calls :lol:

    So...yes, another reason the Speed and Quickness Clinics have a special place on your blog!


  18. Garret:

    SEC coaches do not seem to like the idea of giving football players 5 years of eligibility.

    It sounds like a good idea on the surface, but the SEC's football coaches aren't ready to jump on the bandwagon being driven by Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe that would allow players five years of eligibility and eliminate redshirts.

    The devil, coaches said at this week's SEC spring meetings, is in the details.

    "The thought would be why we would give them an extra year in that sport?" Beebe said recently. "But you're talking about a sport with more redshirts than any other sport. And it's a sport where youngsters play a physical, very tough game with a lot of hard practices.

    "There's nothing to play for if you're a redshirt kid and there's a lot of disillusionment. And (coaches) don't want to burn a year on a kid who looks promising by just playing him on the kickoff team."

    Each of those points has merit, some SEC coaches say, and, sure, they'd like to not worry about when or if to redshirt a player. But if the scholarship numbers, now at 85, don't increase, the rule has problems, they say.

    What if a few players who are going for their fifth season aren't big contributors to the team? Those scholarships would be tied up, cutting into new signings.

    Some coaches believe the proposal would be received more favorably by some smaller Division I-A schools because it gives second-tier prospects an extra year to develop in game situations instead of just in practice.


  19. Garret:

    Auburn's head coach got in a job at Ohio State.

    In advocating a playoff, Tuberville pointed to Ohio State losing by a wide margin in consecutive national championship games by SEC teams.

    ``Ohio State would have finished fifth in our league and they're ranked No. 1 in the preseason poll," Tuberville said.


  20. Garret:

    Rivals doesn't give the Warriors the credit they deserve.

    LUCK IS TURNING: Nevada (6-7, 4-4) went 3-4 in games decided by one possession, including a four-overtime loss to Boise State and a two-point loss to WAC champ Hawaii. All that happened as redshirt freshman quarterback Colin Kaepernick was forced into starting duty.

    LUCK IS RUNNING OUT: Hawaii (12-1, 8-0) lost its coach and the bulk of the nation's top offense. After going 5-0 in games decided by a touchdown last season, Hawaii's fortunes appear likely to turn in 2008.


  21. Garret:

    I hope that everyone has a good time at the CC today. I'll be meeting with lawyers while the CC is going on...I think they will be having more fun!


  22. Garret:

    Chad Kapanui has put up excellent stats this season.

    Sioux City Bandits quarterback Chad Kapanui, who guided the team to a league record for points in a game, has been named United Indoor Football's offensive player of the week.

    Kapanui, who shared the honor with Sioux Falls quarterback Terrance Bryant, completed 16 of 25 passes for 212 yards and seven touchdowns in the Bandits' 79-60 win over the Colorado Ice last Saturday at Tyson Events Center. The 6-2, 250-pound quarterback from the University of Hawaii guided Coach Jarrod DeGeorgia's team to touchdowns on 12 of 14 possessions while breaking the former scoring mark set by the Bloomington Extreme a week earlier in a 76-73 win over the Bandits.

    Heading into Saturday night's game at the Tyson against three-time defending UIF champion Sioux Falls, Kapanui has passed for 2,076 yards and 38 touchdowns. He ranks second in the league in touchdown passes and third in total offense (201.2 yards per game).


  23. James:

    Good morning gang...So, koakane, was humid last night????


  24. Jason:

    Hey, I can be an instructor in those speed-and-quickness keyboarding classes. I type 90-100+ wpm, depending on the difficulty of the text I'm typing.

    And I forgot to mention the price drops yesterday. I think the cut from $59 to $40 for men's basketball tickets with the Mānoa Maniacs is one of the most necessary price cuts for the students. That $59 doesn't include a $10 fee, so that's $69 for an average of 15 games; not much savings, when you consider it's $5/game. It may be similar to UH football ($30 for avg 7 games), but it's easier to get students to go to football; basketball has been sorely lacking in student attendance. $40 ($50, assuming the fee is the same) is a great deal now for 15 games. I got tickets my freshman year, but I didn't my sophomore year because I couldn't make the Sunday/Wednesday games due to church. I bought tickets last year, but still skipped the Sunday/Wednesday games. Now with this lowered price, I don't have as many qualms over those missed games, since I'm not losing as much money.

    All I want now is a student package for discounted Rainbow Classic tickets as well, cause Mānoa Maniacs tickets don't include the Classic. The mainland students leave for home during the holidays; UH athletics needs to do something to get the local students who stay here to go to the games. We already know the crowds aren't as great as they should be, especially because people are doing last-minute Christmas shopping. Big-name basketball opponents (which the Classic hasn't had for a while) doesn't draw as well as big-name football opponents, so there needs to be something else to attract those students.


  25. bonar:

    #16 Phil Mickelson claims his "recent success (I've no clue whether or not he's been successful recently)" can be attributed to his "increase in height" by 2 inches from stretching exercises!


  26. bonar:

    #15: Coach Mack said this morning that he's not a rules guy, but he insists that players "do not embarrass" the program.


  27. Jason:

    And one more thing about the Ching Athletics Complex: gotta love this quotation!

    "Colt (Brennan, the former UH quarterback) brought public attention to some of the UH facilities," Tsui said. "Should we have inquired about it more? Probably. But chances are the athletic director or the administration usually brings these things to the public. I don't want to cast aspersions on (former athletic director Herman Frazier) but if the athletic director has his signals around town, we can get a lot done."


  28. Garret:

    Jason,

    The other thing I noticed about the articles about the Ching Foundation's donation is that the Ching Foundation got involved with UH when UH was trying to convince JJ to stay at UH. If JJ had stayed at UH and HF had been able to keep his job, I think this donation would not have happened.


  29. g-nalo:

    good morning Koakane!

    btw - tomorrow at Wessai is LUNCH as far as i'm concerned, i'se be eating aplenty. mmmmmmmmmm

    100+ hacks at a golf ball deserves a hefty 'lunch', haa


  30. Bulla:

    g-nalo,

    golf spelled backwards is flog....hmmmmmm


  31. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    Jason & Others:

    This was one of the last posts in the previous blog:

    According to a UH press release, here are the ticket rates for the upcoming year at all three facilities where tickets are sold.

    Aloha Stadium end zone upper level football season tickets will be reduced. Individual game tickets in the north end zone will drop to $12 from $22 for ages 4 to high school.

    A season-ticket package in the upper level for men’s basketball will fall from $59 to $40 for UH students. A single game adult upper-level ticket for an individual game will drop from $22 to $18.

    Student season tickets for baseball go from $75 to $50 .

    Free admission to men’s volleyball matches for UH students in the Super Rooter/Manoa Maniacs sections and the upper level.

    Adults who purchase at least two tickets to any game will receive two student tickets for the price of one for that game.......

    Hope to see some of you either today or tomorrow.

    With respect to your comments about the Rainbow Classic - that is sponsored by the Outrigger Hotels in partnership with UH. Have you considered contacting OH's marketing department to run your suggestions past them?

    ***********

    Regarding my last comment in the blockquote - details about today's last-minute T-Gathering are not posted on SteveM's website, the information has not been released here on the blog, and I've not gotten back a response to e-mails sent last night and earlier this morning. Since it seems to be a BIO private event, the first half does not hold.

    With respect to tomorrow, I'm dropping off the car off in town for the remaining repairs stemming from last week's vandalism and will not be meeting up at Nancy's.

    We'll stop by if we get the chance sometime in the future.

    Eat for two at both events.

    ***********

    LIZK: Congratulations on getting the tickets. Glad you were able to get extras through other people here on the blog. If anyone else decides to go and needs additional tickets, let us know.


  32. I Believe:

    aloha all-

    Lizk- mahalo for the dreadheads vid- never saw that one before and sure brought warm and fuzzy memories!

    Jason- good luck in your con't academic endeavors...will be rooting for you when you do your sutudent teaching!

    ALL- CORRECTION: I was given credit for helping with Wahine Softball Wac Champs bracelets unfairly- I did nothing - I only gave a ( small ) donation- as did so many others- POMAI did all the work in researching costs, etc. and placing the order- A-House did the collecting and submitting of money to UH...

    I was, however, championing the cause of the Wahine Soccer Team- who were faced with a similar problem- they ordered pendants and had no idea where the money would come from to pay for them as they didn't realize that an entity would NOT be paying for them- since an entity paid for the Football team's rings.

    The Soccer team was also requesting kokua, in response to my asking them for a 'wishlist' (which someone on the blog suggested I do), with funding players' summer school tuition. I will check in with Kathy Carey and see what is the latest.

    I was also checking with the other Wahine Teams which were WAC Champs, to see if they were 'covered' with their WAC Champ recognition 'item's, but interestingly enough, neither Volleyball nor Swimming ever got back to me! I still find that amazing!

    So...YEEHAW Pomai and thanks again A-House for handling the collection. How nice of the Softball team to want to do a public event of the players getting their much-deserved (and long overdue) WAC CHAMP bracelets! Sure would be nice to attend...

    GO WARRIORS!


  33. bonar:

    It is interesting that Rolo has now said on several ocassions that he was not as focused as he should have been his first year in the program, which held back his development/growth as a QB and the ability to pick up the offense. I think that whenever a highly lauded recruit comes in they might have a sense of entitlement. Today, Rolo said that he believes the incoming QB's, Rausch and Alexander are focused, will work extremely hard, and will be able to pick up the offense in time for next season. I hope Rolo's right.


  34. g-nalo:

    golf spelled backwards is flog….hmmmmmm

    Bulla - hey now! hmmmmmmm


  35. Bulla:

    g-nalo,

    many hours i have spent on the 'course' chasing that little white ball...a korean friend once asked me, do you control the ball or does the ball control you.

    and no, this was not on keeamoku street at 3 am, instead at Olomana golf course for a weekly match....the gist is this...are you chasing that ball, or have you hit the ball in the manner, the distance, the trajectory, and the accuracy that you wanted to...thus, you control the ball.

    either way, a bad day at the course is still more fun than a good day at the office......unless you're a doorman at a nightly establishment....ok, that's enough. i wanted to mention how some guys get all the luck and have such a titillating experience.


  36. Kazz:

    Jason,

    The article this morning credits UH President David McClain for initating the deal in the beginning like you mentioned when the JJ talks were starting WAY TOO LATE.

    McClain was questioned about what was to be done about the facilities issue during the press conference conducted the Monday Jones left for SMU. He did mention that donations (in the millions) were being negotiated.

    No doubt this GIFT was what he was talking about.

    Now what to do about those cats (preventative maintainence)...


  37. Bulla:

    bonar,

    if i remember correctly, i thought that if Rolo had played in any of the first 3 games of his last season, he would've had Heisman numbers.....it wasn't until TC got hurt right that he went in?


  38. g-nalo:

    Bulla - your Korean friend is right, not your friend on Keeaumoku but your golfing friend. :-)

    if you've spent "hours" on the golf course, then mine are measured by "days". but you're correct in that golfing outside in Hawaii beats the office.

    btw - we all know a doorman at a nightly establishment has its 'eye candy' benefits.


  39. Bulla:

    g-nalo,

    haha, have fun chasing that ball....the never ending saga, haha.


  40. FloridaTed:

    Good afternoon, Tsaiko Nation and Tsai-Meister.

    Wow, so much talent without scholarships is amazing to me. I can't remember a time that was ever the case in the past. Am I wrong here?

    That new Ching complex will take us from the Outhouse to the Penthouse in one swoop. Just outstanding and I love the design, good Hawaiian sense of plays, no cement and glass generics, very nice.

    LizK,

    I saw your ticket info on the last blog, mark me down for that price. We can talk about arrangements later. Thanks a lot for your efforts, that goes Bhf2 also.

    Fraziers departure seems to have opened the bottle neck hesitation for direct community involvement. JD's trust factor also has a lot to do with it. I can't help but believing that this is just the start of more big things to come.

    Now, if the Warriors will manage to shock the world and put up another stellar season, when nobody is expecting much from them and I strongly believe that, the flood gates will open and we'll enter an era of fantastic times.


  41. SteveM:

    Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:
    ...Regarding my last comment in the blockquote - details about today’s last-minute T-Gathering are not posted on SteveM’s website, the information has not been released here on the blog, and I’ve not gotten back a response to e-mails sent last night and earlier this morning. Since it seems to be a BIO private event, the first half does not hold. Doc -- I stayed up to respond to your 12:50 AM email last night and again this morning. If your intent is to cast aspersions in general, please do not bother to email me anymore.


  42. Eagle:

    RE: Walk-on scholarships:

    Libre and Bain have to be at the top of the list. I think there needs to be something said for seniority and sticking it out. There are a few talented newcomers on that list who will likely be big contributors to UH in the future...and there time will come.

    A scholarship is an honor, so lets reward those who have been important members of the team for years.


  43. FloridaTed:

    SteveM,

    Sandpaper (private joke).


  44. g-nalo:

    couldn't find not much info on Clarence T.C. Ching? he developed Kukui Gardens but anything else of note?


  45. stacyj:

    Jason,
    UH basketball needs a good local recruit that will also attract the crowds. When Kalia McGee and Alika Smith played, many of us went to watch because they were friends of everyone. It is a trickle down effect. I started going because Kalia was a good friend. Then, my room mate started going. Next thing you know, we were organizing groups of friends (dorm and non dorm) to go. At any given time, there would be 15 - 20 of us. Long after I graduated, my roommate was still going to watch Alika and AC.

    I don't know about the current players, but the players during that time period were very friendly and outgoing. They talked to everyone in the cafe and always engaged with everyone on campus. I think the same thing went for the volleyball team during that time period too.


  46. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    SteveM: As of two minutes ago, I did not receive any e-mail from you or anyone else about today's event. I didn't mention names on purpose because our e-mail and website hosting service - ValueWeb through Costco - has been inconsistent at best since Tuesday.

    If you sent something which I don't receive within 24 hours, it should bounce back to you as have other people's sent e-mails over the past four days have done.

    Some e-mails are delivered without any problems and others bounce around in the ether for up to 24 hours and others are immediately rejected. I have no way of predicting which ones will fall into the the last two categories.


  47. Stephen Tsai:

    If you could offer scholarships to three walk-ons, whom would you pick?


  48. FloridaTed:

    It is always good to think of various ways to fill our sporting venues, but when all is said and done, the best recipe for marketing success is still: WINNING. That will fill them up the quickest. Of course, that holds true mostly for the big five.


  49. Kazz:

    Stephen Tsai:

    May 30th, 2008 at 12:00 pm
    If you could offer scholarships to three walk-ons, whom would you pick?

    Bain, Libre, and Dowling.

    Sheesh.. I'm not a coach and even typing that makes me feel awkward.


  50. FloridaTed:

    Tsai-Meister (47),

    That's a tough one to answer. Without having the coaches intimate knowledge and going by your above list, the only one I would be sure of is Daniel Libre, the rest is too hard for me. I would love to hear your picks, but you probably have to refrain from that, wanting and needing to get along with all of them.


  51. LizKauai [Believer]:

    ST:
    little typo in the blog story "botthered"...


  52. Kazz:

    Hmmm..

    Wasn't Jack Tsui on the committee that selected Coach Mack as the new Head Coach?


  53. bonar:

    #44. I am friends with the niece. Very nice and down to earth.


  54. LizKauai [Believer]:

    WassupDoc- get a free gmail account. It works great!


  55. FloridaTed:

    LizK,

    Did you see my post above regarding the Gator tickets? Thanks so much again.


  56. bonar:

    Bulla: I think you're correct.


  57. LizKauai [Believer]:

    Doc- "LIZK: Congratulations on getting the tickets. Glad you were able to get extras through other people here on the blog. If anyone else decides to go and needs additional tickets, let us know."

    I got extras FOR other people on the blog. We all made our applications (by fax before May 23) and I just happened to get a call. Kymry from Kauai is looking for 4 tickets to the Florida game but I don't know if she got a call yet.


  58. LizKauai [Believer]:

    Ted- yes. No worries. Woo Hoo! High Five!


  59. troll:

    Libre, Porlas, and Cameron Allen


  60. Pomai:

    • Daniel Libre, running back.
    • Aaron Bain, slotback.
    • Cameron Allen-Jones, defensive end


  61. Stephen Tsai:

    Not sure if Mana Silva is eligible to receive a scholarship (something to do with a semester minimum), butt I know he's going to challenge for a starting job. I spoke with Bob Wagner a couple of days ago, and Wags said Silva is the real deal.


  62. Stephen Tsai:

    OK, now it's deal or no deal.
    You're only allowed to offer two scholarships.


  63. Bowzo's Rule:

    Gotta agree with Troll & Pomai. Good choices.


  64. cocobean:

    Allen-Jones, Linkner and Dowling. How much is tuition for non residents?


  65. g-nalo:

    If you could offer scholarships to three walk-ons, whom would you pick?

    wow, tough call indeed?

    with the two new QB's coming in i'd think Austin and Santos WON'T get it?


  66. troll:

    Yeah thought about Silva as well, seems like coaches are also high on him.


  67. Pomai:

    • Daniel Libre, running back.

    • Cameron Allen-Jones, defensive end


  68. Ralph:

    Kazz, I think Tsui is a retired First Hawaiian Bank officer, V.P. First Hawaiian peeps are influential UH backers- Dods, Tsui, Guerrerro...someone from the bank seems to be on every search committee at the UH


  69. Stephen Tsai:

    Think these decisions are tough? Think about men's volleyball. Including the libero, there are seven starters and 13 allowed on the game-day roster. Yet they are limited to the equivalent of 4.5 scholarships. Like I wrote in a previous post, the compliance folks re-calculated the maximum value of a UH scholarship, lowering the total amount in the found that is distributed to the players.
    What do you do?


  70. Pomai:

    • Cameron Allen-Jones, defensive end


  71. Ralph:

    They are part of the downtown old boy network of the democratic party


  72. Stephen Tsai:

    Re: bank officials.
    When Willie Horton (the bank robber, not the baseball player) was asked why he robbed only banks, he said: "Because that's where the money is."


  73. Pomai:

    Cancel the VB program and give the money to the football program. Nah just kidding.


  74. Stephen Tsai:

    Re: Mana Silva
    Everyone knows Mana is athletic. Questions about his toughness were answered during spring practice. Mana can hit — although he's the second hardest-hitting Mana on the team.


  75. troll:

    Libre and Cameron Allen-Jones


  76. LizKauai [Believer]:

    ST- I would think about Denmark - where public education extends through college...
    of course income taxes are horrendous.


  77. Stephen Tsai:

    UH can't add any more men's sports (gender equity) and can't deduct any (minimum needed for I-A status).


  78. whitey:

    Good afternoon to the Tsaiko world. It is aloha friday and feels like aloha friday, so get ready to enjoy your weekend with friends, family, and whatevers.

    Kazz, just a note on Jack Tsui. If this is the Jack I know, he is one of the most generous guys I know. He is very quiet, never one to look for the spotlight, but has a huge heart when it comes to UH. I think he is one the the guys who gave UH Athletics $50,000, no questions asked a few years ago and wouldn't be surprised if he is one of Na Koa's top sponsors.


  79. troll:

    If one only would be Libre. It's to bad you can't give them all.


  80. Ralph:

    Bain and bank the second one through this summer, watch who works the hardest amongst the list or offer it to a deserving recruit who became available this summer...Don't give it out to quickly, never no if someone else who is perceived better becomes available this summer who is not on the current UH roster or tryout list


  81. whitey:

    ST, your note on scholarship allocations for various men's team is a valid one and will continue into the future until the Title IX issues are settled. Your notes are excellent, but to take this further, the issue of men's sports will decline because a lot of them are insignificant revenues for the athletic dept. Women sports will grow till they are equivalent to mens, but the issue of booster support will become a bigger problem and all we need to ldo is look at is UH inability to reward their WAC champs. There is also the bad side for women sports, like if UH decides to just maintain minimum men's sport to comply with WAC guidelines and delete some of the men's scholarship. This will directly affect the women's sports and they will lose scholarships. It is a vicious circle, but hope UH can challenge this and rise to the top.


  82. bb:

    remember when VonAppen suggested bake sales to raise money? we have come a long way.


  83. FloridaTed:

    Why are volleyball and baseball scholarships so limited? Especially in VB, we're not talking about dozens. Is it mainly because of football skewering the title 9 balance?

    LizK, high fives back at'ya !


  84. Eagle:

    Let's put it this way, who wants to tell Libre that he is getting passed over for Mana Silva (whom I know and like by the way)??

    Again this is just my opinion, but you don't give out extra walk-on scholarships to newcomers, no matter how talented or how much they figure into the future of the team. As long as they work hard and show it on the field, they will get theirs.

    Give it to those who have already shown it. It's not just about the money...it's an honor.


  85. Mike:

    >>Wasn’t Jack Tsui on the committee that selected Coach Mack as the new Head Coach?

    Tsui was on the committees that recommended both Mack and Donovan.


  86. Kazz:

    bb:

    May 30th, 2008 at 12:48 pm
    remember when VonAppen suggested bake sales to raise money? we have come a long way.

    Somehow Huli Huli Chicken Sales wouldn't get the job done either. :roll:


  87. Bowzo's Rule:

    I'm not against women's sports (I really enjoy the Wahine Volleyball) but I think they need to look at Title IX again. I think Providence cancelled baseball, men's golf and tennis just to just to be in compliance.


  88. Kazz:

    Mike:

    May 30th, 2008 at 12:56 pm
    >>Wasn’t Jack Tsui on the committee that selected Coach Mack as the new Head Coach?

    Tsui was on the committees that recommended both Mack and Donovan.

    For a lack of a better phrase, "there was a method to the madness"?

    Again, by madness I mean nothing, just the first phrase that comes to mind.

    Mike, while getting material for your article this morning, did you hear anything at all regarding constant upkeep and preventative maintainence efforts for the upgrades being planned at Clarence TC Ching Complex?


  89. troll:

    Is it better not to give them the scholarship and watch them go somewhere else because they are more talented than those that are being honored. I like Libre as my number one because he is talented and game proven. But we recruit based on talent why not do the same with walk-ons.


  90. PIAA DS:

    Hi everyone, just jumping in here real quickly to invite everyone over to Saint Louis tomorrow, Sat. 31st. for the 7th Annual PIAA H.S. Combine. We just opened up 25 more spots for walk ins as pre-registration filled us up by tuesday last week. So if you have any boys who are hoping to get in, tell them to get there very early and get their name on the list. Walk ins will be processed on a first come first served basis and when we are full, we are full (we have to consider insurance, field space, food, drink etc). We have a full video crew coming in to video all the events, it will be available on line to fans, families and coaches.

    Should be a great day. Come on out and say hello, relax and watch future Warriors show their stuff!


  91. Kazz:

    Tsaiko Thought...

    Under Koa Anuenue, where you can offer "services" as a donation...

    I wonder if it would be possible to lend a spare body or two for the weekend to help maintain the new Ching Field?

    People say they've only seen "one maintainence" person on site...


  92. bonar:

    I would think a newly built complex would not present significant maintenance issues. The main thing is that student-athletes take personal responsibility so that the maintenance budget can continue to be devoted primarily to the longstanding and numerous repair/maintenance projects that have been given "high priority" by UH.


  93. Kazz:

    UH Introduces New Aloha Stadium Parking Initiative

    Link:
    http://www.hawaiiathletics.com/pr.html?prid=15166&p=100

    HONOLULU - The University of Hawai`i Athletics Department , with approval and support from Aloha Stadium, has acquired all available inner circle parking stalls surrounding Aloha Stadium and the adjacent Bus Lot beginning with this upcoming football season. This acquisition could raise an additional $100,000 for the `Ahahui Koa Anuenue scholarship program benefiting all student-athletes.

    All stalls in the inner circle and Bus Lot will now require a designated parking pass. Only `Ahahui Koa Anuenue members, who pay premium seat contributions of $400 or more, will be eligible to purchase a parking pass in these areas.

    The remaining Upper and Lower Halawa Lots, and Kam Lot - approximately 4,500 stalls - will not be affected by this plan. These lots will still remain available for the general public.

    Parking for the general public will also be available at alternate sites including Radford High School, Leeward Community College, Kam Drive-In, and Ford Island when crowds exceed 30,000.


  94. FloridaTed:

    Kazz,

    I think under Donovan, the neglect what we have days are over. He knows better then anyone how hard it was for Hawai'i to get what is coming. Im quite sure that he will take the necessary steps not to repeat serious past mistakes, don't you think?


  95. Loa:

    afternoon gang!

    i didn't realize that the speed and quickness folks ran after school programs
    our family has benefited from the weekend clinics with coach rich and mel, the kids have a real blast

    big mahalos!


  96. Loa:

    Kazz - we used to go early and park in the inner circle, i wonder if they will be assigning stalls too, just hope they use up most of that parking area or else going get people complaining, nice to see all parties working on parking alternatives/incentives


  97. Kazz:

    FloridaTed:

    May 30th, 2008 at 1:28 pm
    Kazz,

    I think under Donovan, the neglect what we have days are over. He knows better then anyone how hard it was for Hawai’i to get what is coming. Im quite sure that he will take the necessary steps not to repeat serious past mistakes, don’t you think?

    FloridaTed,

    Yes JD is getting things done, but of course, having the money to pay or hire more individuals (custodians for the entire campus) could very well continue to be an uphill battle for the school.


  98. OTTO:

    Maintenance... that's what everybody forgets. The way to keep things nice is constant preventive maintenance. Alot of the seats at the Les are still okay, if they would have done maintenance (e.g., clean them, paint the mounting brackets, tighten the fasteners, etc.). The seats at the Les are not as faded nor damaged as Aloha Stadium's. That's what the current Mayor's is espousing... don't build new things if you're not going to budget the maintenance.


  99. James:

    Kazz..I have to agree. The financial battle will be an uphill one, especially with the slight downturn in the economy. The battle will be a long one but one that can be won......and I think every little bit helps. The Tsaiko t-shirt sales we've had so far have netted about $600, I believe, and I still have a few more shirts to sell. I mean, that doesn't sound like much but it could buy a thing or two for the football program, freeing up money for other athletic department needs.

    GO WARRIORS!!!


  100. James:

    Otto...

    Totally agree. That's what I've been saying for a long time. That's the State's and city's way of doing things that needs to be changed. THey always build things, let it sit for years without any sort of upkeep or maintenance, and than get stuck with large repair costs. That is one of the reasons why I don't understand UH's thinking in floating $350 million in revenue bonds for a West Oahu Campus when that money could be used to greatly improve Manoa. Once that is taken care of, than look at building West Oahu and funding its maintenance as well.

    GO WARRIORS!!!


  101. homey ®:

    Just a quick pit stop.

    3 schollies?

    Libre
    Allen-Jones
    Clore

    2 schollies?

    Libre
    Clore

    XLiz - Some people just don't get it...


  102. homey ®:

    Stretch - I'm still going through rehab...

    g-nalo & bulla - What is so hard about hitting a ball that doesn't move? :lol:


  103. LizKauai [Believer]:

    hi homes... we see others through our own eyes... :mrgreen:

    Didja get da cah?


  104. homey ®:

    Okay, my Zen instructor is giving me the lotus look.


  105. Loa:

    homey - huh, i don't get it?


  106. LizKauai [Believer]:

    OTTO- like the cost of consumables for that free Lexmark inkjet printer???

    It's ALOHA Friday!


  107. homey ®:

    XLiz - Not yet, they are giving me the car salesman shuffle routine. I also specifically told them to NOT include any rebates/incentives in the quoted price and what do they do?

    They give me a good price and LATER tell me that it includes the rebate! Jerks!

    I mean, what is there about "do NOT include any rebates/incentives in the quoted price" do they not understand??? GOSH!


  108. homey ®:

    Loa - What don't you understand? It would be hard for me to draw it for you on the blog... :lol:


  109. Loa:

    hiya liz! yep, nothing is free huh other than the Tsaiko's passion for the Warriors


  110. LizKauai [Believer]:

    homey- "chakra, brah" :lol:


  111. homey ®:

    XLiz - I'm thinking of moving to another car brand if they don't respond with a clear offer by the end of the day. In the words of jojo, some car salesman are Pho King stoopid!


  112. bonar:

    Maintenance is a huge issue for not only existing athletic facilities, but also the entire campus. The meeting rooms in the locker room have been unusable for several years now as a result of flooding, etc. It is critical, though, that the student-athletes take pride/responsibility and take care of especially the newer additions, so that extraordinary maintenance is unnecessary.


  113. Loa:

    homey - picture prolly wouldn't help :sad:, i guess i'm just one of those people :sad:, its friday and running low on oil, might need to hunt down the damien boys for a refill :wink:


  114. homey ®:

    Loa - are you confused with my schollie picks? Golf? Zen? Rehab? I'm here to help you. :D


  115. bonar:

    Libre has absolutely earned a schollie.


  116. homey ®:

    bonar - maintenance is a huge issue not only at UH but our Public Schools. Speaking about maintenance, I better get some things done around the house before I get yelled at...


  117. homey ®:

    bonar - I concur with you on the absolute for Libre.


  118. Loa:

    homey - :roll: the last one i think


  119. Loa:

    tough one on the scholie? did notice the qb's going to bain a lot in spring but at the same time linkner was showing good leadership in educating the others between reps


  120. homey ®:

    Loa - I was just responding to Stretch's #14 post...I think.


  121. homey ®:

    Just think, many of the walk-ons may be more valuable than the incoming scholarship recruits.


  122. bb:

    give a scholarship to that kid from boise....

    NOT.

    so whats up with the litigation in that situation?


  123. Loa:

    homey - #120, my bad, i thought was a radio call for "crime in progress"


  124. Loa:

    ok, everyone have a safe weekend, spock you laterz


  125. FloridaTed:

    IMHO, that West Oahu campus project is just one gigantic cluster f..k that makes absolutely no sense to me. Without building a ton of high rises in the west side, that area will never achieve the numbers originally envisioned for a second city. In the mean time, imagine what could be done instead with those funds in turning the Manoa Campus into an absolute jewel, all sports and academic persuits included.

    By the way, does anybody know if the rail will eventually run to Wainanae?


  126. 3-Prong:

    ST: Is Mana Lolotai the son of either of the Lolotais from Iolani (Lyle & Tiloi Lolotai - Iolani grads in the late 60s to early 70s)?


  127. J-DOG:

    umm dont you have to just check the bio on the hawaii athletics site?


  128. homey ®:

    FT - Rail to Waianae? I don't think so. Six rail cars go in, only four come back. :lol:

    It would be better if the Rail went to Mililani. But then why build Rail? Studies by the Rail people themselves showed that it will not reduce traffic. What will reduce traffic is the price of gas. Ahhhh, this belongs on the rail blog.


  129. FloridaTed:

    homey, lol.


  130. James:

    FT...agree with you on the West Oahu issue. See #100 above....


  131. James:

    Hey, where's gigi....oh yeah, it's muu muu day today....mwahahahahahah

    Speaking of muu muu...homey, did you get your camo muu muu yet??


  132. Kazz:

    bonar:

    May 30th, 2008 at 2:16 pm
    Maintenance is a huge issue for not only existing athletic facilities, but also the entire campus. The meeting rooms in the locker room have been unusable for several years now as a result of flooding, etc. It is critical, though, that the student-athletes take pride/responsibility and take care of especially the newer additions, so that extraordinary maintenance is unnecessary.

    Speaking of flooding at Manoa.

    I recall always passing by some sort of an "electric room" in the parking structure on the bottom level that sits partially below ground level.

    At the top of the stairs leading to the door of this room is a mini-wall made up of sandbags. Obviously to avoid any kind of water collecting at the bottom.

    Seems to me that this is a SMALL hint of the problems at UH when they have something temporary and last minute as sandbags protecting this maintainence/electric room from flooding.

    FYI, if you park in the middle of the parking structure you can see this for yourself as this room is at the bottom of the stairwell located in the central part of the garage next to the main entrances facing Ching Field.


  133. Kazz:

    Rail?

    Ah c'mon!


  134. homey ®:

    James - No but I do have muumuu piercing paint balls. I need a test subject.


  135. Kazz:

    FloridaTed:

    May 30th, 2008 at 3:13 pm
    IMHO, that West Oahu campus project is just one gigantic cluster f..k that makes absolutely no sense to me. Without building a ton of high rises in the west side, that area will never achieve the numbers originally envisioned for a second city. In the mean time, imagine what could be done instead with those funds in turning the Manoa Campus into an absolute jewel, all sports and academic persuits included.

    When they finally complete UH West Oahu, it will just be a reminder of "what could have been" for the Manoa Campus. :oops:


  136. homey ®:

    Too bad they couldn't make like "Lost" and move the whole Manoa campus to West Oahu. There goes your traffic problems!


  137. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Who gets scollies? They all should! But if you can only give three, put it to a team and staff vote. IMHO


  138. homey ®:

    DPK - Who would you give it too?


  139. Kazz:

    Just looking again at the tentative design of the Clarence TC Ching Athletic Complex and I noticed that the front of the structure that features the tapa painted walls with the "H' logo and the "grand" entrance way is set to face the Wahine Softball Stadium.

    I'm just trying to start conversation, but my first thought was, "who's gonna see it"?

    But then again, the students dorming across the way will have a REAL NICE view of it all.


  140. g-nalo:

    It would be better if the Rail went to Mililani. But then why build Rail? Studies by the Rail people themselves showed that it will not reduce traffic. What will reduce traffic is the price of gas. Ahhhh, this belongs on the rail blog.

    Mililani? ...........not Waimanalo? nah nah nah lets keep God's country God's country.

    so true, only the price of gas.


  141. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    I would go with the results of the staff and player vote. They would know much better than I. If I had to vote:

    • Shane Austin, quarterback.
    • Jake Santos, quarterback.
    • Daniel Libre, running back.
    • Aaron Bain, slotback.
    • Daniel Lofton, wideout.
    • Dylan Linkner, wideout.
    • Cameron Allen-Jones, defensive end.
    • Victor Clore, defensive end.
    • Tuika Tufaga, defensive tackle
    • Jameel Dowling, cornerback.
    • Vili Nauahi, safety
    • Dane Kealoha Porlas, safety.
    • Mana Silva, safety.

    Any three of theses guys. ;)


  142. Jason:

    Wow, what a list of non-scholarship players. I'd give one to Libre, but what about the other one (or two). That's tough...


  143. homey ®:

    g-nalo - Phew, that was almost blasphemous! Good thing you wrote "nah nah nah". May the golf gods be with you...


  144. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    I would have a soft spot for Cameron Allen-Jones because I met his son "Lil Cam" at practice one day. But in all seriousness, it would be a very difficult choice.


  145. g-nalo:

    Kazz - for athletic events, a lot of people drive down to the parking structure from the back gate no?

    or will the complex require space from the existing road?


  146. Kazz:

    OH! Another thing... (probably getting WAY ahead of myself here), but... even if they charge admission to watch football practice from the Ching Complex I wouldn't mind it at all!!!

    Man, I am slowly getting real excited about the possibilites of this all and I don't doubt for one second that after the big gift to UH has received such media attention that other well-to-do donors will step up to assist with the balance of the entire project. Heck, I'm personally looking at sending a Christmans gift to the UH Foundation to help in my own "small" way for this.

    Hmmm... I wonder if there will be a possibility of holding the state championship game for high school football there instead of Aloha Stadium?

    2011 is not that far away folks!!!

    BELIEVE!!!

    Again, God bless the Ching Ohana!!!


  147. homey ®:

    DPK - Sheesh, it's only a virtual selection. Like your picks are really going to count. Just pick 3 already.

    Chicken!!! MOO! MOO!


  148. Kazz:

    G-Nalo,

    I think there is ample space already considering there is a decent amount of room between the actual field/track to where the fence sits and where the those portables and the concrete dance studio thing is.

    I think it will depend on how "steep" the plan on laying out the bleachers and the offices.

    If they will expand the "width" of the are it will have to be done on that side though as they probably can't go too far on the side facing the pool and the current locker rooms.


  149. homey ®:

    Speaking about chicken, Just noticed that Costco raised the price of their roasted chicken from $4.99 to $5.49.

    At least their gas is still cheaper per gallon ($3.989).

    But then again 1 chicken with rice is a very filling meal for one.


  150. g-nalo:

    g-nalo - Phew, that was almost blasphemous! Good thing you wrote “nah nah nah”. May the golf gods be with you…

    haaa, yep its getting expensive traversing the Pali all week, but what price paradise? "winds gonna blow"......good clean winds.......so we'll leave it at that.

    the hard part tomorrow is getting up but i'll enjoy golf 100+ strokes not withstanding. even better than golf, i'll enjoy "lunch" with the Tsaiko's.


  151. J-DOG:

    let's hope it gets designed right, and not done like the wahine softball stadium debacle.


  152. J-DOG:

    dang homey, you eat the whole chicken yourself?


  153. Kazz:

    Gas? Brah tree nynee tree at Fastop or 7-11 Aloha Gas!!! Well, in Pearl City at least.

    I saw it at 4.01 on Young Street at the corner of Kalakaua this morning. :evil:


  154. J-DOG:

    4.12 for regular unleaded at McKinley Carwash.


  155. Kazz:

    Hope all will still be hungry for Nancy's tomorrow morning!!!


  156. J-DOG:

    I happened to be looking at some old photos the other day, and one taken at a carwash I was at in 2004 showed gas as 1.89. Sad.


  157. g-nalo:

    I think there is ample space already considering there is a decent amount of room between the actual field/track to where the fence sits and where the those portables and the concrete dance studio thing is.

    I think it will depend on how “steep” the plan on laying out the bleachers and the offices.

    ok good, was underestimating how 'thick' those portables are.

    yeah from the Bulletin sketches, looks like equal size bleachers on both sides? i'm sure they'll just fit what they can instead of encroaching on the road? cause then traffic would be a pain prior to and after games.


  158. Kazz:

    Let's see... Regular Unleaded was $1.74 when I was a sophomore in high school...

    My how times have changed.... and S-U-C-K-E-D!


  159. troll:

    Give these three the schollies June Jones, Herman Frazier, and last but not least Fred Wah-Hoppen. lol


  160. FloridaTed:

    Kazz,

    The Ching venue would more than have the quality to hold a State Champ, FB game, but the capacity of planned 3,500 wouldn't do. Don't they draw 20,000 + for those games at Aloha St.


  161. Kazz:

    J-Dog,

    2004 it was 1.89? Maybe my memory is shot...


  162. Jason:

    The Chevron here in Salt Lake yesterday was $3.99. Today, it's $4.04.

    I remember when I used to think of cities like Atlanta with their $0.99 gas, and think, "Wouldn't that be nice?" Ha!


  163. Jason:

    If you want info on gas prices:

    http://www.honolulugasprices.com/retail_price_chart.aspx


  164. Kekoa:

    A small part of UH West campus has been operating for quite some time now in the heart of the 2nd city. So far, the new buildings that they have planned for the new site is merely a small extension of the main campus in Manoa.

    I think they will be doing more retro-rehab of the main campus before they start really expanding out here. C'mon Tsaiko's open up the brain trust and think growth and progress. Lead, follow or get the hello out of the way!

    Nitto Bandito your xtreme puka shell taxi driver will have to give you guys the 10 cent tour of the 2nd city one day. Book-book him thru his website, http://www.manongindashadows.lurk.


  165. Stephen Tsai:

    Hey, just back from Calf Call and a mini tour of the unsupervised workouts. Stretch and Pride Period got to watch the two newcomer quarterbacks.


  166. Kazz:

    FloridaTed,

    I was thinking the same thing. The last championship game I went to, saw the sidelines of Aloha Stadium almost filled to the top of the orange on both sides. So if the spring UH game drew 12,000, then the high school championships easily draw 20K plus.


  167. bonar:

    Hard to imagine that Von Appen's son is almost all grown up. Wish him the best of luck. Seems like he has a lot of spunk.


  168. Kazz:

    Jason:

    May 30th, 2008 at 4:30 pm
    If you want info on gas prices:

    http://www.honolulugasprices.com/retail_price_chart.aspx

    Thanks, but no thanks Jason. I don't wanna see anymore of this nonsense.

    Don't feel like getting arrested for assault today :lol: .


  169. Kazz:

    ST, Stretch, or Pride,

    Care to give us your insights?


  170. J-DOG:

    would the complex be good for wahine soccer games? i'm sure they could draw more students that cant make it out to the waipio field.


  171. Kazz:

    RE:Soccer Games.

    Just as long as the goal posts (illustrated in sketch) and the football lines on the field are not permanent then it would be a helluva a place for the Wahine to call "home".


  172. Pomai:

    I must not have been paying attention, where is a link to see the new complex?


  173. Stephen Tsai:

    Food photos are up.


  174. lopaka43:

    Florida Ted
    Re post #125
    End of the line for the rail is currently planned for site just Waianae side of the Advertiser printing plant and Kalaeloa Boulevard (which runs down from H-1 to the Campbell Industrial Park). It will be across the street from the Kapolei Commons shopping center which is under construction.

    However, that will happen after the first segment is built, and will require finding additional money beyond what is currently appropriated from excise taxes and what is expected to be received from the Federal Government.

    The first segment will start at a site near the Waianae end of the Ewa Villages Golf Course where the Salvation Army is building a huge community center and run through town ending at the second level of the Ala Moana Shopping Center. Second stop on the first segment is a station by the UH West Oahu.


  175. Pauoa Boy:

    Au'ryte dat look like some killah grinds to me, I think I'm ready for pound tommorrow chee huu!


  176. HiFlyer:

    Whoa ST, good thing almost kau kau time those pictures making me hungry.


  177. Pauoa Boy:

    Fo reals I like grind already


  178. Kazz:

    Pomai,

    Clarence TC Ching Athletic Complex:

    http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080530/SPORTS02/805300371/1032


  179. Pauoa Boy:

    I just came from the campus and took a look at the complex, should be pretty cherry when it's done but they need to work on parking cause going be so traffic trying to get in and out of Manoa when get events over there.


  180. Pomai:

    Thanks Kazz


  181. chawan_cut:

    where was today's CC at?


  182. Pauoa Boy:

    Anybody know the Celtics - Pistons score?


  183. Kazz:

    AIYESOOOOOSSS!!!

    Sashimi, Tempura, .... oh my!!!


  184. Stephen Tsai:

    Tied at 74 with a little more than 5 minutes to go in the fourth.


  185. Kazz:

    BOSTON 74
    DETROIT 74

    Approx 5mins left in regulation.

    ***And if anyone is interested, Detroit over Pittsburgh tomorrow afternoon to take a 3-1 lead in the Stanley Cup Finals. :wink:


  186. Pauoa Boy:

    Thanks ST


  187. lopaka43:

    Michelle Wie's semester off to practice her golf seems to be paying off. See full story at http://ukpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5hHsIsuo-swfQmJ2KG2eu1lKLDzeQ

    She is in 6th place after the second day.


  188. Pomai:

    Ok after looking at the sketch, with a little creative designing and more money there is no reason why they couldn't build a 20/30 seat stadium there. I would rather see a sold out 30,000 every game than a half empty 50,000 at aloha stadium.


  189. Kazz:

    Pomai,

    Being a current season ticket holder, should the day come when they deem it feasible and logistically sensible to have a 30K plus venue at lower campus, I wouldn't have to worry (fingers crossed) about securing my seats.

    However, parking spaces, tailgating, and traffic issues might be a headache considering how bad it can get when the SSC crowds gets to even just 6K.


  190. FloridaTed:

    lopaka, thanks.


  191. Kazz:

    DETROIT 79
    BOSTON 85

    approx a minute left in regulation.

    Looks like the nostalgic matchup is about to happen in the finals...


  192. FloridaTed:

    Kazz,

    Agree with you, that's the reason it would never work in Manoa.


  193. Kazz:

    Oh man, with about 30 seconds left, looks like the Motor City needs to rely on their Red Wings again...

    Well, they don't call it "Hockeytown" for nothing...


  194. Pauoa Boy:

    C'mon Celtics, close it out!


  195. Pauoa Boy:

    Lakers - Celtics au'ryte


  196. Kazz:

    FloridaTed,

    Not to mention times when Wahine Volleyball MAY coincide with the football schedule.

    Can you imagine the insanity down there when the two most attended sports are happening at the same time in the same place?


  197. Kazz:

    Ok the blog just went from white and blue backgrounds interchanging posts to all white background with blogger names in italics, then back again.


  198. Kazz:

    FINAL -

    DETROIT PISTONS 81
    BOSTON CELTICS 89


  199. bighilofan2:

    Howzit Tsaikos!

    LizK,
    thanks for the tix info. Us 4 Hilo fans, yu an Fla Ted makes 6. btw I still get da 5 tix from Fla. Yo fren Kymry like? If not I going stubhub em away. Please ask her, we get time.

    DPK,
    I'm wit yu on da schollies. team vote da best way.

    Kekoa,
    howzit howzit. Kapolei HS - go visit cuz Hartwell, same last name. Introduce yurself as my good Tsaiko fren. He was Kahuku AD wen day wuz winnin everything. Tell em "hey Kalani, cuz said yu appreciate da original Fan Man. Das me. I need yu fo personally introduce me to yoa AD..." I betcha da AD goin nice nice. rememba, Kalani is all good an humble too, and LOVES puttin togedda winnahs. Yu introduce yurself, yu volunteerin for job. :D Staht at da top cuz yu is at da top!


  200. bighilofan2:

    Loa, Kazz,

    I agrees wit yu on da schollie piks but best to let da team decide, imho.


  201. Kazz:

    BigHiloFan2,

    Yeah true... How's ST?... like put us on da spot lie dat! :lol: :wink:


  202. hungry!!:

    where da food from? looks good!


  203. bighilofan2:

    ST
    Stretch
    PridePeriod,

    so wat yu guyz wen see today? c'mon, each of you can make assessments based only on what you saw today. Monday is anodda day, anodda assessment. if too early oah if yu uncomfurtable fo judge right now, jus say so. can wait for judgment day. just antsy fo a excitement metah readin on da ST Stretch Pride scale, das all :D

    no make me beg.... okay...... PRETTYYY PLEASE..... :D


  204. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    homey ®:

    May 30th, 2008 at 4:00 pm
    DPK - Sheesh, it’s only a virtual selection. Like your picks are really going to count. Just pick 3 already.

    Chicken!!! MOO! MOO!

    * DPK sees that the lil feller is all riled up and with shaking hands types*:
    Okay, okay, ho ka pressure!!! Allen-Jones, Libre, and Bain. Or Linkner, Santos, and Clore. Or... :oops:

    The bully 'o the blog strikes again!


  205. Kazz:

    Something is not right...

    Right about now I would leave my desk and change to get ready for UH Rainbow Baseball...

    Ah... the lonely feeling of the UH sports off-season :cry:


  206. bighilofan2:

    LizK,
    it was a pleasure talkin to you today. very good, you.

    nobody from UH called me today.


  207. Kekoa:

    Florida Ted ~ The focus is on getting the road improvements made to support the infrastructure that is planned over the next 5 years here in the 2nd city. There are new business coming up. Target & Costco are just a few. You really have to look at what has been developing here on the Ewa plains over the past 10 years to see the growth.

    Light rail would be an option. If you don't want it, don't ride it. Not everybody rides the bus, but it's there if you do. Living in a city that had it was nice. It came in handy when we needed it. The city expanded the service because it grew to be so popular.


  208. Kazz:

    Again,

    For those that missed my post a few days ago:

    RE: 2008 FOOTBALL SEASON TICKETS UPDATE

    I called the UH ticket office (05/28/2008) 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 this order:

    -Current season ticket holders by seniority (those deleting, moving, adding seats).
    -New season ticket holders for 2008 by the order of those that placed deposits first.


  209. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Nevah mind da new QBs, we wanna know how the "Karaoke Virgin" did at the Calf Call. My sources aint talking. ;)


  210. bighilofan2:

    Carl,

    Giving you the benefit of the doubt, I sense that you're trying to put your best foot forward, that what happened last year was due to HF, you were followin directives created by the moment and other factors beyond your control, tryin to be a team player, etc., tryin not to embarass the school, tryin to put a lid on da SCANDAL. You need to man up with, and for, the other Athletic Dept. peeps. Tell us it won't happen again, get Virginia to back you publicly. But first, check with Jimmy D. Ask him if he would go. He is the front man, the face of the team. Let him make the call, and then follow HIM/orders. I feel he'll do you right. He's best for taking us to the national power level. IMHO.

    We're riding such a big wave right now. Gotta keep the good vibes goin so Coach gets da team to give Florida mayjah hammahjammah!

    GO WARRIORS.


  211. Kekoa:

    There is a 'however.' The attitude of the rest of the islanders is what surprised me when I moved out here. Most live in their humble abodes in east or windward Oahu and never venture beyond the H-1/H-2 split. So how can they know what the benefits are to living out this way? Some people assume things that are simply not true, about light rail or any other form of mass transit.

    Florida Ted...The mere thought of bringing the stadium out to the Mauka intersection of Kunia Road and H-1 caused people from town side to threaten suicide. Yet thousands of people in California make the 2 to 4 hour drive to Oakland or SF to watch games at the stadiums. No Problemo. I hear the grumbles all the time about what a long drive it is around this rock and I just have to laugh.

    With plenty of room to build and co-locate a stadium on campus, why not? It would be huge for UH. Homey could give Rickshaw rides around campus. There would be room for the UH Golf team at the Kunia course, under the direction of our own swinging sensation, "Gigi." Life would be so good!


  212. HiFlyer:

    Kekoa, doesn't the BART system run right to the Stadium or very near by in SF.


  213. al:

    waiting on the qb's assessment from prideperiod and stretch.


  214. al:

    dpk.....you know the rules. what happens at the cattle call stays at the cattle call........


  215. d1shima [sez:]:

    Whoa, wait.
    Ahm wit dpk, we want the assessment on karaoke from the "Karaoke Virgin" ;-)


  216. d1shima(tilted):

    test


  217. wafan:

    Pride looks like he is not too happy with the photograph. Or maybe he thought someone was going to take his food as he was being distracted by the photographer?


  218. d1shima [sez:]:

    wow, I feel like a Heinlein character


  219. al:

    just noticed stevem's plate is more plentiful than anyone's else. i think it was chicken katsu. it helps when you are related to the owner.

    and ST that new 800 dollar camera sure takes nice photos.


  220. d1shima [sez:]:

    yada yada
    nice pics.
    nice fuud.

    wat about da KARAOKE?


  221. d1shima [sez:]:

    WAIT!!!
    $800!!!!

    You can get one laptop AND camera fo' dat much.


  222. wafan:

    $800 camera might be a Nikon D60 or better! Whoo-hoo!!! A DSLR. That is what I am saving for. Of course, by the time I finally save enough for what I want they will not be made any more. Never fails.


  223. bighilofan2:

    Al
    you waitin 2?
    yo Pride, Stretch.....
    dummm dee dumm dumm....
    ummm ummmm ummmm
    weee wee uuuu (whistlin, waitin) ;)
    c'mon, tell us now so --- fill in da res

    heh heh heh


  224. chawan_cut:

    so where did you guys partake your oishii looking meal today? makes me jealous.


  225. d1shima [sez:]:

    Kazz,

    Something is not right…

    Right about now I would leave my desk and change to get ready for UH Rainbow Baseball…

    Ah… the lonely feeling of the UH sports off-season

    Tell me about it...
    I'm stuck here watching (or pretending to anyway) "Overboard" on the Oxygen Network after having yielded the remote to Mrs. d1shima

    (muffled plea for "Help!")


  226. d1shima [sez:]:

    chawan_cut,

    I heard it was Genji.
    Yes, the infamous site of the original "Weemoweh" UTube video.


  227. d1shima [sez:]:

    Jealous?
    Yep.

    I had a Jumbo Jack for lunch. How about you, chawan?


  228. d1shima [sez:]:

    bhf2,

    no foget, stretch and pride weren't the only ones dea


  229. chawan_cut:

    i had a hawaiian plate lunch. i guess i can't complain.


  230. d1shima [sez:]:

    wafan,

    closer inspection leads me to think that is a look of dismay on pride's face over how woefully inadequate the chawan of gohan is.


  231. SteveM:

    chawan_cut:
    May 30th, 2008 at 7:20 pm
    so where did you guys partake your oishii looking meal today? makes me jealous.

    chawan_cut -- follow the tempura crumb trail in comments 219 and 220 and it will lead you to the location of the June 19 dinner and Karaoke Call.

    Most of the food on the menu is not shown except for the chicken katsu, but the Tsai-ko Food Boss is on the case now so we'll see what can be arranged.

    I'm not touching comment #215... :oops:


  232. d1shima [sez:]:

    wafan,

    $800 camera might be a Nikon D60 or better! Whoo-hoo!!! A DSLR. That is what I am saving for. Of course, by the time I finally save enough for what I want they will not be made any more. Never fails

    But then again, beats plunking down the $900 for a D40X only to have a D60 come out later for $800 :evil:


  233. jm2375:

    Tsai-kos,

    Happy Aloha Friday!

    Been lurking all day. D1 - watch Battlestar later.

    Congrats to all graduating this weekend !! :D

    Fuud looks good. I'm drooling.

    Anybody got a WiiFit yet?


  234. d1shima [sez:]:

    jm2375,

    Need a plan fo' get da remote back first.


  235. bonar:

    Re. the Ching building, it's uncertain whether the drawing will accurately reflect the final "product." Suffice to say that the architural firm that drew it up is the BOMB, e.g., it is out of all the local firms THE firm that will incorporate the local/Hawaiian influences.


  236. d1shima [sez:]:

    SteveM,

    C'mon! Wasn't sj there to shoot video?


  237. d1shima [sez:]:

    Goldie Hawn has just got her memory back and is leaving Kurt Russell and his family.
    Anyone wanna bet she comes back?

    (help)


  238. 22London:

    Seeing those pics of the ono food makes me home sick......


  239. SteveM:

    al:
    May 30th, 2008 at 6:57 pm
    just noticed stevem’s plate is more plentiful than anyone’s else. i think it was chicken katsu. it helps when you are related to the owner....

    Nah-- James get's more. I used to order the tonkatsu curry until I saw James'. But I did notice a heaping order of chicken teriyaki prepared for Mike :)

    OK, Peaches and I are off to make Tsai-ko toys. Be back later...


  240. jm2375:

    Hi 22London!! You new here?

    d1 - do we do - wait till the other one goes lua, then snatch da remote. As the seagulls in Finding Nemo say, "MINE, MINE, MINE"


  241. d1shima [sez:]:

    Tsaiko-toys???

    That's gonna bring out the lurkers!


  242. d1shima [sez:]:

    jm2375,

    It's only the beginning of the weekend. ;-)


  243. I Believe:

    In an attempt not to ruffle feathers, I would suggest that people read the Title IX laws- and then form opinions- I personally thank God for the late Patsy Mink!

    There was a time when women could not attend college...and then there was a time when women could attend college, but could not play sports in school...and speaking of school attendance, Mink, herself, went to law school because she could not get in to medical school - there were only so many slots made available to women - and then, after graduating from law school she had a hard time getting a job in a law firm because she was a woman.

    Title IX was never authored or enacted to take away from men's sports- it was to provide access to women, who had previously been denied access.

    Go WARRIORS- Women and Men Alike!


  244. chawan_cut:

    how the heck do you call that an offensive foul on paul pierce's 3 pointer? nba refs... i tell ya.... geez.


  245. Addahknowsports:

    Pride

    If you are lurking, please check your email.


  246. Stretch:

    A-Sports - eh, I thought you coming here!!


  247. Stretch:

    d1 - yeah Tsaiko toys!! You remember those "special" shot glasses??


  248. Addahknowsports:

    Hehehe Stretch-

    Looks like I caught the wrong lurker.
    Had a rough week. Right now I'm having a serious talk with my laundry. Haha!

    I'll be there later.


  249. d1shima [sez:]:

    I Believe,
    There are many here who certainly support Women's Athletics. The discussion earlier was pretty much focused on why some minor sports have to deal with lower amounts of scholies.
    The reality is that outside donor levels is still skewed heavily towards support for Mens' Athletics. As UH strives to achieve equality, it becomes more challenging to put a product out that attracts those dollars because the scholarships for those sports keep dwindling. With less $$$ coming in it eventually hurts both genders.

    while defenders argue that the three-prong test embodies the maxim that "opportunity drives interest," critics argue that the three-prong test goes beyond Title IX original purpose of preventing discrimination, and instead amounts to an exercise in governmentally-mandated social engineering whereby athletic opportunities are taken away from male students and given to female students, despite the comparatively lower interest levels of those female students


  250. d1shima [sez:]:

    Stretch,

    Yes, "special" indeed.

    heheheh


  251. Stretch:

    d1 - need to be careful while handling. ST broke one


  252. d1shima [sez:]:

    Stretch,

    That's wat he SAYS happened to it.
    Can you imagine what the conversation was in the car after leaving the KCall?

    "What are you going to do with THAT?"
    "Uhhh...."


  253. chawan_cut:

    is that the one I got?
    thanks!


  254. Addahknowsports:

    Yeah Stretch & d1

    Gotta have a very light hand with those.


  255. d1shima(tilted):

    chawan,
    despite missing the EIS last week, I can pretty much answer that as an emphatic, "No."


  256. al:

    so taking a clue from the pix.....libre gets one of the two scholies and the next one goes to aaron "yoda" bain.


  257. d1shima [sez:]:

    A-sports,

    Nevah mind.
    Do da laundry! :-)


  258. d1shima(tilted):

    A-sports,
    No can be "all thumbs" eh?

    heheheh


  259. d1shima [sez:]:

    A-sports,
    You and joe going be at da Wessai Breakfast CC?


  260. gigi-hawaii ©:

    wow, you guys are etching shot glasses? Hubby and I hope someone will drink the CR for us!


  261. gigi-hawaii ©:

    I am so glad the Celtics won today. Now they gotta beat LA. Shouldn't be too difficult as they beat them twice during the season!


  262. Addahknowsports:

    d1-

    Nope to #258 and yup to #259


  263. I Believe:

    d1- yes, I read the earlier discussion, but...the fact of the matter remains that we are all a product of our environment...so, in America, most of us have grown up watching on t.v. football, baseball, basketball, tennis, golf, etc...all predominantly men's sports...until relatively recently. I won't even talk about the Olympics and its evolution. One ceiling was recently broken when Wimbledon changed its winner's pay so that now winning women get the same as winning men.
    Re: 'minor' sports...it's been acceptable to continue minor sports when it is a men's team...and I don't have a problem with that as not all sports can bring in what football, for example, brings in...but then a women's team, in comparison, is supposed to bring in bucks to justify its existence.
    I know many here are supportive of women's sports, but the 'argument' in the block print in your last post is the exact reason why Title IX is so needed. There really shouldn't have to be constant justification for equal treatment.
    If all children were provided with the same sports opportunities, you would see a lot more girls playing sports....and then that would result in a lot more women in college playing sports....with all due respect.


  264. gigi-hawaii ©:

    My youngest sister had a track scholarship at UH. That made her happy.


  265. Stretch:

    gigi - if you don't drink what's in the shot glass, you don't get one. Even chawan drank CR!!


  266. d1shima(tilted):

    gigi,
    It takes a "special" kinda Tsaiko to volunteer to take a shot from these glasses.


  267. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Well, then, I don't get a glass. sobbbb.


  268. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Hey, the food really goods at Genji! Hope the buffet looks just as good.


  269. d1shima [sez:]:

    Stretch,

    I don't think gigi and hubby would be that interested in the "special" glass anyway.


  270. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Plan to golf on Sunday at PCC. Must work on putting. Sometimes, it takes me 5 shots to get to the hole. Not good!

    Then, driving. I don't know why my drives fly so low, barely above the ground. Even with my "fantastic" back swing.


  271. gigi-hawaii ©:

    d1, you're probably right. We wouldn't use it at home except to stare at it and admire it.


  272. d1shima [sez:]:

    :-D

    gigi,

    You have no idea....


  273. bighilofan2:

    Stretch

    aHA. its you. c'mon, spill da lowah campus beans. :D talk befo yu get prodded samoa. tell me, wat you wen see?

    Pride

    da look on yoah face in da pikcha tells me yoah not gonna give up da secrets ah da lowah campus ah today, no mattah wat.

    i get da feelin i not gonna fine out from yu 3 fella if tomorrow goin stay come owah or no stay come. i might die befo tomorrow, an its gonna be on yoa 3 guys conscience dat i wen die befoah yu tell me wat yu saw today Tsaiked yu up. rememba, i on my dead bed.... :roll: :cry:

    heh heh heh


  274. d1shima [sez:]:

    Sometimes, it takes me 5 shots to get to the hole. Not good!

    Depending on where your 1st shot is from, that could be quite good


  275. chawan_cut:

    i gotta work early tomorrow.
    sorry i cannot make the breakfast call.


  276. gigi-hawaii ©:

    chawan, you work on Saturdays, too? Hubby has to work from 10 - 4:30 on Saturdays.

    He puts in 61 hrs at the office per week.


  277. chawan_cut:

    gigi, it depends on the week. this weekend, i do.


  278. gigi-hawaii ©:

    I bet you guys don't have such a strict boss. No personal phone calls. So we have to email each other...


  279. chawan_cut:

    oh, and congrats to midori7's Lakers.

    classic Finals matchup.

    Lakers vs Pistons...

    wonder how it will go. they'll probably over hype it though.

    should be fun!


  280. al:

    okay gigi....you are on. lakers win you take another swallow of the cr. june 19th payoff.

    btw, you seem to be slurring tonight. how many beck's today?


  281. al:

    he must get paid a monthly salary.


  282. chawan_cut:

    oops
    i meant to say Celtics. I wasn't thinking. my brain isn't here today.


  283. gigi-hawaii ©:

    crazy Chawan -- it is LAKERS v CELTICS. get your teams right!

    Al, no bet on CR.

    I drank 1 Becks.


  284. Stretch:

    gigi - you going to play at Pearl Country Club??


  285. gigi-hawaii ©:

    yeah, Stretch, why you wanna embarrass me again? haha


  286. chawan_cut:

    stretch,
    so my shot glass isn't so special???


  287. gigi-hawaii ©:

    so who and who are etching the shot glasses tonight?


  288. WarriorMojo:

    <>


  289. Stretch:

    chawan - Believe me, you don't want the "special" shot glass.

    gigi - i would suggest that you play a par 3 course first. If you play a full course, you will upset people behind you.


  290. Stretch:

    gigi -- I am making more shot glasses for the Tsaiko's who don't have one and come out to some of the events. Deal is they have to drink the crown shot to take it home.


  291. d1shima [sez:]:

    chawan,
    sorry, didn't mean to denigrate your shot glass. It's the same awesome one we all got.
    The one that Stephen "broke" was....how shall we put it?...."different"

    Let's just say that bulla got great amusement from "dressing" it with mayo.
    This being a PG-rated blog, I'll leave it at that.


  292. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Stretch, we haven't gone on the course yet. Still practicing. About 1 week before the Kauai golf tournament, we plan to play the par 3 in the twilight for $23 per person.


  293. HiFlyer:

    He broke the special one, what is DPK goin do now?


  294. d1shima [sez:]:

    Wassup Mojo!


  295. Stretch:

    gigi - okay,I thought you were going to jump on the course this weekend.


  296. WarriorMojo:

    Hey, D1, you read science fiction?


  297. Stretch:

    hiflyer -- DPK has his own for his personal use


  298. d1shima [sez:]:

    See, I knew eventually the lurkers would come out! haha

    HiFlyer, I suspect dpk has many other "toys" to play with.
    (Who wants to bet that dpk is lurking? Or has his "my ear stay ringing" alarm on)


  299. Stretch:

    warrior mojo - you should go check out your parent's neighbor's house, it's coming up pretty quick


  300. Garret:

    Bad news...RGM's injury is still keeping him out of practices. I guess I have to add that spelling of RGM to my Google search. It is so hard to find articles about him because of the spelling variations used!

    Running back Darius Walker has missed a few of the days this week with an ankle injury. That doesn't bode well for a player in one of the most heated battles for a roster spot. Chester Pitts, Ryan Grice-Mullen, Jordan Black and Brandon Frye have also been sidelined with injuries.


  301. d1shima [sez:]:

    Mojo,
    remind me not to try to hide something in a contract when you're around.

    My brother used to. I picked up a few of his RAH books. Long time ago, no remember that much about 'em. Saw Starship Troopers movie.


  302. WarriorMojo:

    WarriorMojo considers contributing to the conversation regarding gender equity in sports... then decides against it. It is true: at times discretion is the better part of valor.


  303. Garret:

    Update for Cowboys fans.

    Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo are back ''on,'' but a college pal of the Dallas Cowboys quarterback tells me it's Romo who's calling all the plays.

    ''He did agree to go to [sister Ashlee's] wedding -- keeping his promise to Jessica,'' Romo's Eastern Illinois alum chum told me. ''But he made it super-clear that if they were to give it another go, her dad had to seriously back off.''

    My source says Romo has told Jessica their renewed relationship is ''a trial thing,'' dependent on Daddy Joe ''leaving them alone'' and stifling his tendency to tell Romo how to run his life, career and endorsement deals.


  304. Garret:

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

    Apparently the spying by Deutsche Telekom went on for far longer than they admitted earlier this week. In stead of going on from 2005 to 2006 like they admitted, it looks like they actually bugged journalists at the Financial Times back in 2000! Recruiting spies to film the editorial offices of a respected publication seems makes this story really bizarre to me:


  305. FloridaTed:

    I Believe (263),

    I know I'm late , but I would like to comment on your post. Title 9 is the best thing that happened for women in sports, as well as other equities in general. A better balance still has to be found that is fair to both sides of the issue.

    On Wimbledon I have to disagree with you though, I'm all for equal pay for equal work, but equal work certainly does not apply for tennis tournaments. The men play up to five sets, while the women play only three, hardly equal, is it? Once the women play five sets also, only then should the women get paid the same. Until then, the men actually get paid less and that's true for all tennis tournaments.


  306. Garret:

    Interesting article about devices that showed up in James Bond movies that only now is technology making them a reality.


  307. Garret:

    At least 1 billion people are expected to watch videos via the web by 2013.


  308. Garret:

    Only 7 of the top 30 newspapers were down year-to-year, with some newspapers showing huge gains (Dallas Morning News was up 88% over last year!).


  309. WarriorMojo:

    Stretch, yeah, so I've been told. I'll have to check it out this weekend. I know my parents were SUPER happy that the crew was able to help them with their stump problem. They were very grateful.

    But I was even more happy than them because that might have become MY problem.


  310. d1shima [sez:]:

    Hi Garret.

    Not good news for RGM.
    Unless there's actually another receiver with a name spelled very similar to his on Texans roster.


  311. Garret:

    Housing prices are falling faster than they did during the great Depression!


  312. Garret:

    Free play link time pau.


  313. WarriorMojo:

    Hahaha, FloridaTed, and I are giving Garret some interference.

    ZZzzzzzt!


  314. chawan_cut:

    glad i just got the normal 'ol crown shot glass then.
    i don't even want to know why you're putting mayo on it.


  315. Garret:

    d1shima,

    I agree that it is not good news for RGM that he's still sidelined with his injury. I would be extremely worried for him if it wasn't for ST's post that Houston has been very impressed by him and that he's expected to at least get a practice squad spot.


  316. WarriorMojo:

    So, D1, did Boz sing Harbor Lights? I mean, I'm sure he did so I'm just torturing myself I guess. But there is something about that song that is truly magical.


  317. WarriorMojo:

    So, Garret, how was you meeting with those stinking lawyers?


  318. Garret:

    WarriorMojo,

    I never mind others posting at the same time! I was surprised that you held back on what you wanted to say earlier...that is not like you!


  319. d1shima [sez:]:

    Garret,

    I hope it's not the same hammy problem he had since Pro Day (if someone from the Texans staff is hearing this for the first time - j/k) or they might start thinking it's chronic.


  320. d1shima [sez:]:

    Mojo,

    Yes he did.

    It SUCKED..... :-|
    I hope that makes you feel better.....

    mmmfffmm....

    mmmmbbbffmmm....

    mmmmmpfwaaahhhh...

    Sorry, couldn't hold it in anymore.
    It was awesome....sorry :oops:


  321. Garret:

    WarriorMojo,

    I actually really like my corporate lawyer. He became a good friend *before* I started my company because his family moved next door to mine and our daughters are all about the same age and get along well. I kind of overlook the fact that he's a BYU grad and follows their team closely, as I figure UH isn't going to play them for a long time.

    I worried that I was trusting him too much, which is why I sent you that thing. From my read everything was fine. The firm seems like a good one to me and the fees are reasonable...I got used to Wilson Sonsini fees so I guess everybody else seems reasonable!


  322. Garret:

    d1shima,

    Well, RGM apparently did very well before his injury, so I do not think that his hammy was bothering him for awhile. Or it was bothering him and he had no choice but to gut it out until he had proven himself to the team (injured players without a guaranteed contract can get cut very easily like what Miami did to that WR). So hopefully the team will give him time to let it heal and he'll be fine soon.


  323. d1shima [sez:]:

    WarriorMojo,

    It is true: at times discretion is the better part of valor.

    Good choice.
    I still applying aloe to the burns I got from I Believe on that one!


  324. WarriorMojo:

    LOL at both D1 and Garret!

    Garret, once in a great while I am able to bite my tongue. I don't always act as I did after the Sugar Bowl if you now what I mean.

    D1, thanks for at least trying to downplay it. Sigh, one of these days I too will see Boz Scaggs live in concert.


  325. FloridaTed:

    Well, good night gang, time to hit the sack., 4 am here. See ya tomorrow.


  326. Garret:

    About which of the walk-ons to give scholarships to, one thing that wasn't brought up was academic standing. It is VERY important that the team gives the scholarships to guys who will graduate and help the APR. That was why JJ added the GPA minimum to walk-ons getting a scholarship, since UH was getting hit by the APR...but I hope that Mack goes even beyond that and checks on their situation regarding graduation.


  327. d1shima [sez:]:

    anyone else notice how nice and patient bhf2 has been for quite awhile now waiting for Stretch.

    I hope he really was kidding in his last comment :shock:


  328. Garret:

    My take on Title IX: It is a noble idea that was not implemented properly. But we had the NCAA as the ones implementing it, so that is not a surprise.


  329. WarriorMojo:

    Am I correct in assuming that Jack Tsui of the Ching Foundation is a St. Louis grad? I noticed that the other spokesman for the Foundation was attorney Ray Tam, another St. Louis alum.

    Then, when you consider that attorney Walter Kirimitsu is UH General Counsel and the Lee brothers as coordinators, it's fair to say that the St. Louis presence at UH is pretty strong.


  330. d1shima [sez:]:

    WarriorMojo,
    Not sure about Jack Tsui but Clarence T.C. Ching is an alum. '32 I think.

    Cal Lee is a Kalani grad. Not sure about Ron.

    Stutzman.
    Heffernan.
    Also SLS alums.

    Who did I forget?


  331. Stretch:

    okay okay okay

    QB Report - Please keep in mind, I was not watching their footwork.

    Alexander is as big as advertised. His passes were thrown on a line, not too much arch. A few low passes. Looks like he is throwing a baseball

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