Draft day

June 26th, 2008
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Today is the NBA's draft, and brother Mike will be taking over the wheel with his predictions and observations.

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Seems the only consensus that can be drawn about today’s NBA Draft is that, well, there is no consensus. Scouts and GMs do agree that the top two talents in the draft are Memphis PG Derrick Rose and Kansas State F Michael Beasley, but there are at least 20 other names legitimately in play for the rest of the lottery.

And, if the rumblings out of Miami are to be believed, it’s no safe bet that Beasley, if he’s not taken No. 1 by Chicago, will be Miami’s choice at No. 2. According to ESPN, Heat GM Pat (the Bunny) Riley is enamored with former USC employee OJ Mayo, who has wisely spent his off-season working his way onto Dwyane Wade’s Fave Five. In a stretch, Arizona’s Jerryd Bayless could also be in play here.

The last couple of days have only added to the uncertainty. Indiana was said to be in the hunt for the best available point guard at No. 11 – possibly Texas’ DJ Augustin – but that could change after swapping oft-injured Jermaine O’Neal for Toronto PG TJ (Spinal Tap) Ford. In a couple of minor trades yesterday, Charlotte picked up Denver’s No. 20 (a momentary reprieve for Anthony Carter) and Portland got New Orleans’ No. 27. Also, as malihini Chad Ford reported this morning, Memphis and New Jersey could swap Nos. 5 and 10. New York was also believed to be looking to move up.

Fun stuff!

Here’s my stab at how this afternoon’s festivities could proceed. Consider it a conversation starter rather than an actual prediction.

1. Chicago: Derrick Rose — Given incumbent PG Kirk Hinrich’s struggles last year and the new perception around the league that versatile combo guards are they key to success, most draftniks have Rose pegged here as the prohibitive favorite, and we’re loathe to disagree. Still, don’t be surprised if the Bulls, who spent all last season moaning about their lack of scoring in the post, surprise everybody by picking Beasley, the most productive player in college basketball last year.
2.Miami: Michael Beasley — Riles may indeed be cool on Beasley and hot for Mayo (both have off-the-court character concerns) but I have a hard time believing that the Heat tanked the season for a 6-3 ‘tweener with a bigger posse than AI. Rumors that Miami may trade down (possibly with Memphis) have died down a bit, but that’s also a possibility.
3. Minnesota: OJ Mayo — Kevin McHale may very well pee his shorties if Beasley falls into the Timberwolves’ lap. Standford’s Brook Lopez and UCLA’s Kevin Love have been mentioned here under the assumption that Kevin McHale would like to find a skilled big man to work beside Al (Did-Anyone-Want-to-Kill-Himself-More-After-the-Celts-Won-the-Championship) Jefferson in the post, but No. 3 may be a bit too high for either. The Timberwolves already have Randy Foye and Rashad McCants, but Mayo could be better than both of them.
4 Seattle: Russell Westbrook — The soon-to-be Oklahoma Sonics already have a couple of rising frontcourt stars in Kevin Durant and Jeff Green. Westbrook, who’s stock has gone through the roof lately, is an attractive option to shore up one of the guard spots. Westbrook’s offense is limited, but he may be the first beneficiary of the Rajon Rondo Aura. Like Rondo, he’s a gifted athlete with lockdown defensive ability. Bayless, who’s stock has dropped, could be considered if offense is more of a concern. Then again, after wasting consecutive first round picks on centers Robert Swift, Johan Petro and Saer Sene, Seattle may look to get it right with Lopez or Love.
5. Memphis: Kevin Love — The Grizzlies are in full rebuilding mode and they could do worse than a highly skilled big man with a good feel for the game. Love’s Rambisian outlet passes could lead to 2-3 easy scores per game from rising star Rudy Gay.
6. New York: Danilo Galinari — Wouldn’t you know it? The Knicks finally can Isiah Thomas, and it’s right before the one important decision he might actually get right. Bayless and Indiana’s Eric Gordon (remember when tweener guards were the dumbest pick of the draft? Where have you gone Rodney Monroe?) will get a long, hard look here, but Galinari brings skill and a wealth of international experience, even if he wasn’t coach Mike D’Antoni’s favorite to start with.
7. LA Clippers: Jerryd Bayless — Sam I Am is a C and no one knows what’s left of Shaun Livingston after his horrific knee injury, so the safe bet is the Clips take the best available PG (or reasonable PG facsimile) here. They might also take a flier on a power forward like LSU’s Anthony Randolph as insurance against Elton Brand leaving next year.
8. Milwaukee: Brook Lopez — The Bucks upgraded their small forward position this morning by snagging Richard Jefferson in a trade for Yi Jianlian, but they still have needs to fill. Joe Alexander or Anthony Randolph could be considered if Charlie Villanueva isn’t the answer at PF— and does anybody think he is? DJ Augustine might also get a look as an eventual replacement for Mo Williams. Still, Lopez has size and talent and he seems to be the smart pick here given Andrew Bogut’s lack of development.
9. Charlotte: Eric Gordon Gee, with Tar Heels Tyler Hansbrough, Ty Lawson, Danny Green and Wayne Ellington all staying put, whatever will GM MJ do? Gordon isn’t a true point guard, but he can bring the ball up and run a basic pick-and-roll, which is more than Raymond Felton seems capable of on too many nights. The Bobcats are said to be shopping Emeka Okafor, so Alexander, Marrese Speights, or Randolph might also make sense.
10. New Jersey: Joe Alexander — If the Nets, now in full LeBron-courting mode, don’t ship this pick to Portland, they’ll likely look to go big. The late-blooming Alexander is an explosive combo forward who might eventually mesh well with Jianlian and Sean Williams.
11. Indiana: Brandon Rush — Ford is one bad fall away from retirement and the Pacers have been listening to offers for Jamaal Tinsley seemingly since the Carter administration, so it’s possible Indiana still nabs D.J. Augustin here. However, Rush is a polished player on both ends of the court and the sort of team-first personality GM Larry Bird covets. He and Danny Granger could give Indiana a whole new look.
12. Sacramento: DJ Augustine — Any team that ended the season with the likes of Rashid Byrd, Nik Caner-Medley, Sergei Monia and Adam Parada on the roster needs serious help. And with 10-year nomad Anthony Johnson as the only true point guard under contract, the first step to recovery should be clear. Augustin is quick, tough, and a proven leader.
13. Portland: Anthony Randolph — No one loves draft day more than Trailblazers GM Kevin Pritchard, but the choices here are treacherous. Despite iffy returns on LSU big men over the last few years, Randolph projects well because of his size, athleticism and offensive skills. The Blazers could also reach for some insurance for Greg Oden by selecting Robin Lopez, Kosta Koufos or JaVale McGee. Donte Green, an intriguing prospect who underperformed at Syracuse, could also get a look.
14. Golden State: Darrell Arthur — Problem: The Warriors could really use a young, physical big man to compete with Tim Duncan, Amare Stoudamire, Carlos Boozer and the other West Coast bullies, but Don Nelson loves rookie post players the way Dick Vitale loves peace and quiet. When motivated, Arthur is a dynamic presence in the paint. He’s also a undersized and a bit of a head case, so Nelson should love him.
15. Phoenix: Robin Lopez — The Suns are hoping Rush is still available here. If he isn’t, they’ll look to shore up their defense with a solid post prospect. Lopez was overshadowed at Stanford by his more offensively skilled twin brother Brook, but he’s a better overall defender and showed flashes of offensive potential. Other possibilities: McGee, Green and Koufos.
16. Philadelphia: DeAndre Jordan — The Sixers are solid on the perimeter with the Andres (Miller and Iguodala), Louis Williams and Thaddeus Young, so they’ll look to add a big guy alongside or behind Samuel Dalembert. Despite his prodigious size and talent, Jordan was such a liability to Texas A&M last year that he barely got off the bench down the stretch. Still, he could develop nicely under a patient but tough coach like Maurice Cheeks.
17. Indiana: Mario Chalmers — The Pacers secured this pick in the O’Neal-Ford trade and will likely use it to grab the point guard they desire. Chalmers is a competent point guard, a tough defender and, as he showed in Kansas’ championship run, a clutch shooter.
18. Washington: JaVale McGee — The Wizards need size and McGee has it. He’ll need to get in much better condition before he can contribute, though. North Carolina State’s J.J. Hickson, a highly talented player who needs to learn how to integrate his talents to a team concept, might be worth a shot, too.
19. Cleveland: Kosta Koufos — Greg Oden’s successor at Ohio State quietly put together a solid freshman season and has reportedly shown well in pre-draft workouts. He’ll justify this pick if he can get Zydrunas Ilgauskas a few extra minutes of rest.
20. Charlotte: Roy Hibbert — The Georgetown center could have gone 10 spots higher last year. No matter. The Cats will be purring if his combination of size, passing ability and smarts falls into the late-round bargain bin.
21. New Jersey: Donte Green — Green, a 6-9 small forward, may need a couple of years to reign in his game, but he’s too good a prospect to fall any lower.
22. Orlando: Courtney Lee — Reports out of Disney World have the Magic split between Western Kentucky’s Courtney Lee and Florida’s Speights. Dwight Howard needs a better partner up front than Tony Battie, but probably not as much as the team needs a shooting guard better than Keith Bogans or J.J. Redick. Lee is is.
23. Utah: Chris Douglas-Roberts — CDR has a funky, syncopated game but he knows how to get the ball in the hoop via slashing drives or a reliable pull-up jumper, and he’s a solid defender.
24. Seattle: Marreese Speights — The Big Gator didn’t exactly make anyone forget Al Horford and Joakim Noah, and Florida coach Billy Donovan wasn’t quite head over heels in love with his effort and concentration, but Speights is still a solid bargain this late in the draft. Congolese big man Serge Ibaka might also be worth the minimal risk here.
25. Houston: J.J. Hickson — What the Rockets really need is a point guard, but the pickins are slimmer than slim at this point. They could go with a center to replace Dikembe Mutombo as Yao Ming’s backup — in which case Rider’s Jason Thompson should be the guy — but Hickson has better upside. France’s Alexis Ajinca, who has lottery talent but a prep school body, also merits some thought.
26. San Antonio: Bill Walker — If the Spurs hope to wring another championship out of their Big 3, they’ll need to start developing some young, athletic talent to replace Michael Finley, Robert Horry, Brent Barry and Bruce Bowen. Walker’s history of injury has killed his stock, but his talent is considerable and if he can bounce back from his latest boo-boo, he could pay big dividends down the line. If not Walker, or possibly Ibaka, count on the Spurs grabbing yet another foreign prospect you’ve never heard of and with the intent of stashing him until the next decade.
27. Portland: Nicolas Batum — The French prodigy was mentioned as a possible lottery pick at the beginning of the season, but a disappointing campaign in the Euroleague and concerns about the health of his heart have diminished the excitement. Still, he’s athletic and he possesses a mature all-around game. An interesting darkhorse possibility here is Washington State’s Kyle Weaver, a defensive ace in the backcourt.
28. Memphis: Alexis Ajinca — Ajinca will need time to develop his body and his game, but at this point, the Grizzlies have all the time in the world
29. Detroit: Jason Thompson — As deft as he’s been in his dealings, GM Joe Dumars hasn’t been one to stray too far from the box, especially after the Darko Disaster of 2003. Thompson isn’t spectacular, but he’s big, physical and quick enough to eventually provide decent minutes in the paint.
30. Boston: Serge Ibaka — As Kendrick Perkins’ injury in the Finals revealed, the Celtics are in serious need of a reserve big man. Ibaka is the sort of big, athletic but raw phenom that can get a GM fired if taken too early. But, as the last pick of the first round, he’s low-risk gold. Ibaka’s agents prefer that he go in the second round so they can shop for an ideal situation, but Boston looks like a good match and the guaranteed money that comes with a first-round selection can’t hurt. Another possibilities: Ante Tomic of Croatia or Mississippi State guard Jamont Gordon.

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In the spirit of the draft, here's a picture of offensive lineman Raphael Ieru wearing a Celtics jersey:

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And here's cornerback Jameel Dowling wearing an MJ jersey:

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You never know who you'll see while wandering around campus. Here's former UH QB coach Dan Morrison with his successor, Nick Rolovich, and then with defensive coordinator Cal Lee:

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And here's Dennis McKnight:

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The SMU/UH group departed for American Samoa this afternoon. Here's some guy who used to coach at UH:

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Here's a guy with four Super Bowl rings:

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And here's a Tomboahi's favorite player:

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By request, here are Liane and Kortney. Both will attend the blog anniversary party July 10.

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442 Responses to “Draft day”

  1. Loa:

    Good luck to D-Low today!


  2. UHfan808:

    3rd???

    Welcome to Mike later on today!


  3. UHfan808:

    Good morning Tsaikos & Tsaikettes!

    lol lol


  4. Addahknowsports©:

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!


  5. Stephen Tsai:

    Morning, folks.
    Thanks for the program alert yesterday, Ms. 808.


  6. Mold:

    Tsai I love the new blog because of the pictures you are able to upload. The picture of Sapolu looks like he still can play. Keep up the great pictures even the nasty drinking fountains!
    Mario


  7. Stephen Tsai:

    I'm still waiting for the return of the numbers.
    It's hurting DPK and Bonar.


  8. Addahknowsports©:

    Haha UHFan-

    Good Morning to you. Do you see our twin posts?


  9. Stephen Tsai:

    I'm still working on my aim and cropping. Somebody noted yesterday that I seem to shoot a lot of grass.


  10. Addahknowsports©:

    I'd like to see some numbers too.


  11. myki1:

    Good Morning Stephen and fellow Tsai-kos and Tsai-kettes. Another gorgeous day in paradise. Have a great day!!


  12. UHfan808:

    Heard the NBA draft is on today. Anyone know what time it starts? Just curious.


  13. Loa:

    good morning Stephen!
    oh, oh, the tsaikettes in the hale


  14. Stephen Tsai:

    Addaknowsports/Joe:
    Thanks for helping Wena and Bren yesterday.


  15. Addahknowsports©:

    Stephen-

    I think your aim has gotten better. I'll get Joe to give you some lessons on shooting from the hip.


  16. bighilofan2:

    Howzit Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    Whitey,

    alwayz get da darkside
    ying yang, day nite, :D :evil:


  17. Stephen Tsai:

    It starts at 1:30 p.m.
    How do I know this? It's because JJ and Mack scheduled a news conference for 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Airlines today. That's right around the time the Knicks should be bumbling another first-round pick.
    JJ, Mack, Reinebold, McKnight, Reagan Mauia, Melila Purcell III and Jesse Sopolu will be at the "news conference." If anyone wishes to attend, just show up at 2, and tell them you're representing "Ferd."


  18. Dennis Halloran:

    Draft starts at 4PM in California


  19. Stephen Tsai:

    Watch out, folks. Bighilo was roaming the campus yesterday, armed with a fully loaded credit card. If you're not careful, he might buy you something.


  20. Stephen Tsai:

    ... Or maybe I'm a half hour off.


  21. bighilofan2:

    Eh Joe,
    howzit.

    you all make it a great day!


  22. Garret:

    UH played the last place team in the Pac-10 last year...and the Sporting News is predicting that UH will again play the last place team in the Pac-10 this season.

    The University of Washington and Washington State University football teams don't have much to look forward to during the 2008 season, according to The Sporting News.

    The national magazine's college football 2008 edition picks the Huskies to finish ninth and the Cougars 10th in the Pac-10 race.


  23. Garret:

    I just checked NBA.com and it says that the draft is 7pm EST, so that would be 1pm Hawaii time.


  24. NYUH:

    We should have a pretty good O-line this year. Three All-WAC caliber players Estes, Ah Soon, and Steinhoff) returning with room for some of the younger ones to step up. New coach should help as well.

    LT- Ray Hisatake, Aaron Kia, Laupepa Letuli, Les Soloai
    LG- Keith AhSoon, Brysen Ginlack, Daniel Johnson
    C- J. John Estes, Austin Hansen, Sila Lefiti
    RG- Raphael Ieru, Joey Lipp, Lafu Tuioti-Mariner
    RT- Clayton Laurel, Keoni Steinhoff, Adrian Thomas Lucas Kennard


  25. g-nalo:

    good morning Tsaikos, Tsaikettes, Lurkers, and Lurkettes!

    ST - as a Knicks fan, that hurt!

    UHFan808 - **hugs**, ok now my day is extra good.


  26. g-nalo:

    … Or maybe I’m a half hour off.

    ST is 'off', no unko??!! ooops, new blog.....


  27. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Hiya!
    ST- it's ok to shoot a little wide with high resolution camera and then crop down to web size. Make that date with SteveM yet???

    ;-)


  28. Stephen Tsai:

    Liz:
    You're speaking another language.


  29. gigi-hawaii ©:

    hey, I like to look at grass. It's very restful on the eyes.


  30. las vegas:

    Howzit,
    anything happen here the past few days?
    just got back from no web access land.


  31. Stephen Tsai:

    I've been a Knicks fan for 40 years, and their drafts just kill me.
    Then again, the NBA isn't like the NFL. I've sat next to NBA scouts, and some of them have Joe Paterno glasses. I remember a game in Utah, where the reporters are placed in the nose-bleed seats. A scout watched about 20 minutes, then gave up and left.


  32. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Hi, LV! How are your kidneys?


  33. Stephen Tsai:

    Too bad they don't have the Aloha Classic anymore.
    That was a great all-star tournament. There were some great players that came through. I remember Marty Blake kept gushing about this skinny 6-9 guy who had limited basketball experience. We looked at the player and thought, there's no way he can make in the NBA. The guy was Dennis Rodman.


  34. gigi-hawaii ©:

    ST, do you think D'Antoni will make a difference for the Knicks?


  35. bighilofan2:

    ST

    good one. my 75 yr ole fren yu saw me wit yestaday, she gonna send me to da puuah house, now I gotta fly wit her for hold hands for surgery, she get trajik stories. take 3 round trips fo 2 fo fly Hnl remove her da kines an 1 tumah, plus gotta stay manamana, 3 dayz hospital startin next Thurs.-Sun. intahfeeahs wit everyting including da Puna supah 12s. now i going save my card for Fla. an good samaritan fo my fren.

    i doin dis so i can balance my guudside wit my darkside. :lol: make like whitey.


  36. las vegas:

    Hi Gigi,
    barely functioning, like my brain.


  37. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    ST- it’s ok to shoot a little wide with high resolution camera and then crop down to web size. Make that date with SteveM yet???

    Translation: It is ok to take a picture with some green space around the subjects. Afterwards, the image can be cropped (center the subject and leave out the green) and resized (550 pixels across at 72dpi) for fast-loading to the blog. SteveM is waiting in the wings for you to let him know when he can teach you how to do this :lol:

    HIHO!


  38. gigi-hawaii ©:

    LV, drink LOTS of water! Kidney stones are no laughing matter...


  39. koakane™:

    # g-nalo:
    June 26th, 2008 at 7:39 am

    UHFan808 - **hugs**, ok now my day is extra good.

    :shock:


  40. las vegas:

    Second Amendment affirmed by supreme court, good to have in LV


  41. koakane™:

    lizk,

    saw your post about the colt bannah, yep bring it das part of da culcha. will let everyone know lattas how we will be collecting all da stuff.


  42. g-nalo:

    I’ve been a Knicks fan for 40 years, and their drafts just kill me.
    Then again, the NBA isn’t like the NFL. I’ve sat next to NBA scouts, and some of them have Joe Paterno glasses. I remember a game in Utah, where the reporters are placed in the nose-bleed seats. A scout watched about 20 minutes, then gave up and left.

    no question their drafts have been bad. it'll be awhile before they even get decent.

    can't claim to be die hard fan anymore, so no doubt its paining you more than me. :-(


  43. g-nalo:

    Howzit,
    anything happen here the past few days?
    just got back from no web access land.

    LV - i have my own comp list for the Blog Bash 2 on July 10th, your name is on it. only requirement is must be present. :-)


  44. bighilofan2:

    Koakane, Stretch, James, G Nalo, PB, Kekoa, Las Vegas, A Joe, Al:

    so I'm sitting in dis room an da tv (3 2 Tango) going off in da next room. and i hear dis line: "you're gay, I'm gay, we're gay...." Hey....I sayz to myself. I'm tinkin i know where you guyz gettin your vibes..... :D :D :D secret kine, eh? itz okay, da secret will stay secret wit me, fo evah. i close my lips, neva speak anudda wurd... :lol: dirty ole men! its not impotent wat odda peeps tink ah 'us' pursenaly.
    jus rememba, wen u talk, use da bass voice.

    heh heh heh


  45. g-nalo:

    Koakane - just an old fut joking around with UHfan, no worry i know.


  46. las vegas:

    g-nalo,
    much, much mahalos!
    when you send the air ticket, no need first class, business is O.K.
    i stay humble


  47. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Aloha Kakahiaka! :)
    Bhf2 You so 'olu'olu foa malama da kupuna wahine li' dat. So good foa see good Hawaiians like you still roaming around. Da way how you look wen you wen walk insai Gengi's, all you need is da cape, da helmet and da speah. Wee-ha! :lol:


  48. las vegas:

    BHF2,
    i like girls!!!
    'cept that one mistake on Hotel street, but was long time ago.


  49. bighilofan2:

    off topic.

    neva seen '3 to Tango' before. it is really funny! get football in it too.

    :lol:


  50. las vegas:

    hey! no mo' numbers next to the names, wen dat happen?


  51. bighilofan2:

    Vegas,

    you is too funny. gotta watch da 3 2 tango show.


  52. bighilofan2:

    Matthew Perry is HOT!

    heh heh heh heh heh


  53. g-nalo:

    bhf2 - you one good friend to her no doubt, kudo's.


  54. bighilofan2:

    I wish I wuz youngah. I wanna be like Matthew Perry!!!!


  55. Kevin:

    Wow. Aloha Classic. Also remember watching another unknown kid win the Dunk Contest one year and no one knew who he was. Some guy named Pippen.


  56. g-nalo:

    g-nalo,
    much, much mahalos!
    when you send the air ticket, no need first class, business is O.K.
    i stay humble

    ok, eh i heard Business class on ATA is supah.


  57. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    DPK- yeah, no? bhf2 has dat kine cape presence... not only gib presents... ;-)

    Hi lv- ha'a ha'a. eh? bwahahaha!

    koakane- ok. will bring cultcha postah.

    'k gotta go doctah and get report :shock:


  58. gigi-hawaii ©:

    LV, you missed a fun WB blog yesterday. I mentioned that you said UNKO meant doo doo in Japanese. This was because Pauoa Boy called Kekoa his UNKO Kekoa.

    Anyway, homey and Wreck took off on the word. You should see their lists of UNKO words. Unreal!


  59. g-nalo:

    Koakane - get back to work and represent..............uhh..............urr.................ohh, be back later.


  60. bighilofan2:

    So LizK,

    dare I wuz yestaday in a OB surgeon's ofc. an i seen deze ladies, an i wuz tinkin as i looked at myself as I looked in da mirrah afta reading yur last post, i missed my callin. :shock: :D :D

    heh heh heh


  61. bighilofan2:

    eeedah dat oah i be 1 kiroprakta
    i wuz goin hang 1 sign below my bannah.

    :lol:


  62. bonar:

    __th!


  63. (Jesse) James:

    g-nalo...Koakane and work should not be used in the same sentence....I tink he may be going out with his Buddy-weiser in a few....MWAHAHAHAHAHA


  64. bonar:

    I'm big on MJ apparel. Way too spensive, though.


  65. Pauoa Boy:

    Alojahz...it's morning time, howzit gang


  66. (Jesse) James:

    Oh yeah...Good morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes....


  67. (Jesse) James:

    JaM - from yesterdays blog. I am working on an 880 Suzuki VZ1800 motor.


  68. bonar:

    On D'Antoni: I understand he is well regarded and considered an innovator. His style is taken from the Euro league, where he coached. The Euro style places a great deal of emphasis, though, on good outside shooters, which I don't believe NY has right now.


  69. Pauoa Boy:

    * Crossing Fingers * Hope Bruddah Derrick Low gets drafted today. He's been working out like Grazy here in California the past couple months getting in shape.


  70. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Hey lv, sorry to see your havin' such pain, get better soon my friend.

    I think Da Menehune have taken the numbers.


  71. bighilofan2:

    Koakane,

    howzit sir! you have a great day. see yu late dis evening in Tsailand.

    hi ho hi ho


  72. Jason:

    Eh, the Knicks get Donnie Walsh now. Should be okay now, for your sakes.

    As for the Pacers, loving the J.O. for T.J. trade. Now, options abound! Can still get a PG with any of the three picks, particularly one who is a solid perimeter defender. But we're not locked into getting a PG in the 1st round, so we can look for an athletic big man that will fit well with Jim O'Brien's style of offense at either 11 or 17. And there's some decent talent in the 2nd round, so I'm confident the Pacers can get three solid players that can contribute.

    I just hope we don't pick up another wing player, unless they do get rid of Dunleavy and that contract of his. In which case, pick up a guy who can shoot and play both SF and SG. Rumor is that Brandon Rush is moving up draft boards.


  73. Buffoman:

    Aloha Classic, yes, I remember. here's another funny one. I'm sitting with Ralph and Marty calls. Ralph's a bit bummer because Mugsy Bogues isn't coming. Marty says, I have a replacement, he's coming in tonight and is from a small school in Arkansas. Ralph askes, who's that, Marty say, it's this kid, Scotty Pippin. Ralph didn't know who that was. Red tells me to go to the airport to pick him up and I ask, what's he look like. None of us know and Marty is already off the phone.

    I go and wait at the airport expecting to see a tall, white kid. I mean, "Scotty Pippin".

    It's late, and this tall young man is at baggage claim and he isn't white. I figure I'd ask and he says, yes, I'm Scotty Pippin. I apologize and told him I made a mistake as I thought I was looking for someone else. He laughed.

    Nice kid. I believe that year he won the Aloha Classic slam dunk contest and was tournament MVP.


  74. Pauoa Boy:

    D-Low: Kind of sad that D-Low is not listed on the NBA prospect list but former teammate Kyle Weaver is. I'm hoping he gets a shot as he is a very steady PG, can shoot and defend. Something the NY Knicks could use now that Marbury is out.


  75. Pauoa Boy:

    Scotty Pippin = Scottie Pippen


  76. koakane™:

    morning and howzit tsaiko's and tsaikette's

    james and d1 check email

    hey bhf2 made it back to airport without getting stuck in traffic? afta you left summa work out started to pick up but can be betta run'd to max out the practice (imho).


  77. al:

    dear stretch,

    i cannot take responsibility for gnalo. if i recall correctly, it was through you that he first attending a sushi call and now look after meeting most of the tsaikos at genji (with an "i") he has gone wild.

    its okay. please seat him next to gigi at the bash. wink, wink...

    ...nuff said


  78. (Jesse) James:

    Pauoa Boy...

    D-Low was being interviewed last night and he said that he didn't think he would be drafted...and that when he spoke to Kobe's dad, Kobe's dad told him that if he didn't get picked in the first round, it was almost better not to be drafted at all and go the free agent route so that D-Low could shop around for a team that better suited him.


  79. al:

    i guess gigi is like sheep....staring at the grass all day.
    baa
    baa
    baa


  80. (Jesse) James:

    al... You must not watch late night TV infomercials on Spike TV. They have this program called "G'nalos Gone Wild"....oh wait, I'm thinking of something else....MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA


  81. Pauoa Boy:

    Jason, wonder what's going to happen with Jamal Tinsley with T.J. Ford coming in? They keep saying they are looking for a PG, but don't those 2 play PG and are decent? I figured they go for another big man the J.O. gone and maybe a scoring SG?


  82. al:

    looks like the maui boys will arrive for the bash.

    that should be fun.


  83. al:

    jj.....i usually watch that ppv channel. darn what's that name.....something after dark?

    nah, nah, nah.....just joking. seriously. really.


  84. bb:

    Anybody have a view of the south shore? There are like 4 battleships just parked out there, evenly spaced. Looks cool. Reminds me of 41'


  85. sjmacro:

    News Flash from BHF2 via sj wireless :!:
    bhf2 just buzzed me; he does not have access to computer during the day. Wants to let everyone know that he's done his due diligence (Ron Lee, JD and Joyce in Maintenance) tracking down repair of the JUGS machines. It will be handled ASAP. Way to go bhf2 :!: :D Wander around a little bit and he fires up our Warriors. Tsaiko eyes and ears are everywhere-- sj for bhf2


  86. homey ®:

    How can gigi stare at grass? She hates the color green. Well maybe the grass is brown.


  87. gigi-hawaii ©:

    I like to LOOK at grass NOW AND THEN, not STARE at it. Too much of a good thing ruins it.


  88. homey ®:

    sjmacro - props to bhf2! Da buggah jes lik EF Hutton.


  89. homey ®:

    al - I can think of a better place to seat g-nalo.


  90. Stretch:

    al:
    June 26th, 2008 at 9:15 am
    dear stretch,
    i cannot take responsibility for gnalo. if i recall correctly, it was through you that he first attending a sushi call and now look after meeting most of the tsaikos at genji (with an “i”) he has gone wild.
    its okay. please seat him next to gigi at the bash. wink, wink…
    …nuff said

    you think I want to take responsibility of him??


  91. homey ®:

    gigi - still green though. Also, can never get tired of too much of a good thing! Bumbai everything in life gets ruined.


  92. kama krab:

    Aloha everybody,

    Can not wait for today's NBA draft. Looking forward to see if braddah Derrick Low can get drafted today. Good Luck braddah Derrick.


  93. homey ®:

    stretch - sent you email to your odda yahoo acct.


  94. homey ®:

    Just took a look-see at the US Women's Open and noticed that Wie is +8 for the day. She gotta shoot low 60's tomorrow just to make the cut.


  95. Jason:

    Pauoa Boy: No way they keep Tinsley, either they trade him or buy out his contract. I think the latter is more likely.


  96. Stretch:

    I would think that Michelle will have to get to Even par to make the cut. Her stats for today

    http://www.uswomensopen.com/scoring/nml/card/card50624.html

    Ave Driving Dist 262.5
    Fairways Hit 6/18 33%
    Greens in Reg 10/18 56%
    Total Putts 31


  97. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Wie's poor showing -- must be her nerves. She needs to be calm to make those shots.


  98. gigi-hawaii ©:

    I am all set for the golf tournament on Sunday. Marked 15 balls with hubby's initials and 15 with mine -- all with a felt pen -- just in case, they go into the rough with balls from other golfers.


  99. homey ®:

    Wow! The 'Tizer has 38 blogs!


  100. MeiLing:

    My lun cha wah almost over... no mo' time to read thru all of the blog entries so far. Jus' stoppin' in to say, HI!

    las vegas, I was wonderin' where you got to... hope you're feeling better.

    Back to work, hi ho, hi ho...


  101. Jason:

    I didn't notice the Pacers gave up their 2nd rounder to Toronto in the trade. Well, two solid mid-round 1s should be fine anyways.


  102. homey ®:

    Stretch - Based on the stats it looks like she was spraying the ball today. I swear she was more accurate as a 12 year old. Oh well, let's see if she can shoot a 62 tomorrow.

    gigi - finding balls in the rough is easy. It's more difficult when the balls are in the water, forest, bushes, ravine, and trees. Is hubby still hacking or has he refined his swing to mimic a full or 3/4 turn?


  103. Pauoa Boy:

    Jason, Yeah I would think Tinsley is out. T.J. is better anyway.


  104. Stretch:

    gigi - you and hubby should have a competition who comes back to the clubhouse with the most golf balls.


  105. bonar:

    I don't follow golf much, but I remember reading that the problem (I guess among many) with Wie began when she started playing with the men. To try to compete better with the men, she changed her swing to increase her power. Obviously, on the women's tour she would likely, like Tiger, simply fine tune her swing and, if anything, take it down a notch, like Tiger.


  106. homey ®:

    Stretch - Maybe you should clarify that...most golf balls with their original initials on them. I think gigi would win.


  107. gigi-hawaii ©:

    I thought the rough was the forest and bushes. What is the rough otherwise?

    Hubby still hacks the ball, but it goes farther than mine so he must be doing something right!

    Stretch, you want hubby and me to be enemies for life? No competition. This is gonna be a friendly rivalry. Besides, he and I will be on separate teams, per Liz

    .


  108. homey ®:

    gigi - first you have the fairway. That is the nice cut grass where your golf ball should land as you approach the green. On the outside of the fairway is the rough. This is a taller cut of grass. It isn't too tall where you can't find your ball unless the course isn't well maintained or you are playing in a US Open golf tournament.


  109. Pauoa Boy:

    Stretch - Lets say I make it out to the Blog Bash depending on Space A flights, which I'm trying to do. If I reserve a spot and pay but unfortunately don't show up, would I get refunded or what? Just asking cause if not, then no biggie.


  110. Stretch:

    Pauoa Boy - If you make it, g-nalo will pay for you, no worry.


  111. Stretch:

    homey - i like it when the grass is trimmed really tight and neat, the bushes is too hard to find what you are looking for, if you are in trees, you are looking at the wrong place


  112. homey ®:

    gigi - that's the fun in golf, the "friendly" competition! You can talk smack and still enjoy each other. There's no rigid rules when you are having fun. In fact, make a side bet with XLiz for saimin or something like that.


  113. January Jones:

    Gigi you hack.


  114. gigi-hawaii ©:

    I have agreed to donate my 3 memoirs as a door prize at the blog bash, each valued at $13.95.


  115. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Hubby would win the friendly competition. He golfs much better than I do. Talk about talent!


  116. Pauoa Boy:

    Stretch, So you need me to email you and reserve a spot and send money or if I can make it just show up or what? I can pay das not a problem, cause if I know show up den can just use the money anyway.


  117. homey ®:

    Stretch - OH THE VISUAL!!! ROTFLMFAO! Putting on a bare surface is the bomb too!


  118. homey ®:

    gigi - c'mon, Look at Georgia and Fresno St. You can do it! Take hubby on! Show him that the underdog has the last laugh!


  119. Stretch:

    PB - email tsaikoparty at yahoo and i will hold a spot for you. keep me informed of your status. no need send money, g-nalo will pay for you.


  120. Jason:

    Stretch and homey: You are in the presence of ladies!


  121. gigi-hawaii ©:

    nah, don't underestimate hubby. To win, he is the type of guy who would hunt for his golf balls til nightfall... whereas, I would shrug my shoulders and say "so what".


  122. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    PAUOA BOY: The answer to your question from yesterday morning was posted at 1:20 am today.

    Also, reserved two tables at the Hukilau seating 8-12 people for next Monday at 5 pm. The show starts at 6 pm. If you want to sit somewhere else or with someone else, please let me know by Sunday evening so the seats can be turned back to the management for other patrons.

    Back to work but in another office.


  123. Stretch:

    homey - sometimes when putting, get little bumps that makes the balls bounce all over the place, but when it gets in the hole, what a feeling!!


  124. Pauoa Boy:

    homey - I agree with Stretch that a good playing field needs to be meticulously manicured making sure the playing field is free of rough spots. Sometimes a nice playing field makes it easier to get your balls close to the hole. :smile:


  125. Stretch:

    WassupDoc - thanks for making a reservation at Hukilau. I also had made one yesterday for 10 people at 530pm. I think one reservation will be enough.


  126. Pauoa Boy:

    Capitol -ist/WassupDoc - Thank you but I'm not going to be back in the islands by then. You can have someone else go in my spot. I think Jason or Kekoa had the answer too. Anyway, thanks for the trivia.


  127. Ronnie:

    Aloha Tsaiko Nation!

    I miss home already!

    At least I got to spend time with my Tsaiko family - although not enough time. And thanks to the local influence, my 17 year old son now kisses me good-bye without me having to remind him! :D


  128. Pauoa Boy:

    Stretch - Kay shoots...I sending em


  129. Pauoa Boy:

    Howzit Aunty Ronnie, you back already?


  130. gigi-hawaii ©:

    going to the bank. bbl.


  131. (Jesse) James:

    Stretch/homey - you're right...if the lawn is manicured and bushes are trimmed...excellent...if you see trees...you are REALLY in the wrong spot.

    Jason - We're talking golf. What are YOU TALKING ABOUT??? :shock:


  132. WreckinEyez:

    A nice lawn is always good... as long as no more bugs.

    And water the grass often...


  133. homey ®:

    Jason - I see you haven't golfed before.


  134. Ronnie:

    Hi Pauoa Boy!

    Yep, I'm back in Cali :cry: Are you ready for your move yet? Isn't it great when you just have to stay out of the way when the movers come to pack you up? You just have to make sure you have lots of water, and pick up ono food for lunch...


  135. homey ®:

    Wreck - no use too much fertilizer! Can cost you big bucks later in life.


  136. homey ®:

    Hey RONNIE! Be my little baby! :lol:


  137. WreckinEyez:

    Golfing is such a great game.

    Just a nice lawn with a hole in it and all you do is bring your club and some balls... Heck you can drink beer while you play too... And you play a total of 18 holes every day. What a life...

    Like I said Golfing is such a great game... keep this up and we might have our own Tsaiko golf tourney in the future...


  138. homey ®:

    Wreck - You haven't lived until you play at least 2 rounds in one day!


  139. (Jesse) James:

    Stretch/homey/PB - so true. Nicely manicured greens makes it easy on the clubs too!!!


  140. homey ®:

    I don't know about you guys but the grips on my clubs are getting worn out.


  141. lakerj32:

    aloha Tsaikos,

    I think this years crop for the Draft is kinda weak. Lots of projects. Luckily my team doesnt pick until 58...lol I'll take Pau Gasol over a 2008 late round project any day.

    BTW I was look at a mag for college football. Said Blaze is coming off the bench, maybe its my bias for castle but I thought he would be projected a starter. Anybody have an opinion on this?


  142. Ronnie:

    Hey Homey! I miss you too ;)


  143. Pauoa Boy:

    (Jesse) James - Depends as some guys like to throw there clubs around on the playing field when they get frustrated not knowing how to hit it right. Especially the guys reffered to as the Rookies! :smile:


  144. (Jesse) James:

    Homey...I just regripped my clubs....costly though...MWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!


  145. homey ®:

    lakerj32 - I don't pay much attention to football publications...Anyway, If Blaze gets beat out then that just means there is somebody outstanding at that position.


  146. Ronnie:

    And I know it was the Eddie Money song reference - you are too funny!


  147. homey ®:

    James - Costly? Did you have to get them lengthened?


  148. (Jesse) James:

    lakerJ - I would think Blaze might start, depends on his shoulder issue...plus the fact that our linebacking corps is pretty much in tact....but he will definitely see a lot of playing time.


  149. homey ®:

    Ronnie - Who's Eddie Money?


  150. Pauoa Boy:

    Aunty Ronnie - Yeah I ready, I get one house in northern San Diego Murrieta/Temecula area so I don't know how far that is from you. I should be down there 4th of July weekend not sure yet, cause if I can make it home for the Blog bash then I'll be back the weekend after the 10th.


  151. Ronnie:

    HA!


  152. Stretch:

    when the club gets slippery, get a piece of sandpaper and rub it up and down on the grip. It works wonders....

    homey ®:
    June 26th, 2008 at 11:02 am
    Wreck - You haven’t lived until you play at least 2 rounds in one day!

    Not sure if I can handle 36 different holes in one day, that's too much.


  153. Ronnie:

    Pauoa Boy,

    I live a little over an hour from there. I used to drive through Temecula every day on my way to and from work (Yorba Linda to Rancho Bernardo). I hope you can make it to the blog bash. We need LoCal representation. We'll plan a LoCal Calf Call (or maybe bowling like Garret suggested) for sometime in mid-July.


  154. homey ®:

    Ronnie - When is your next trip home?


  155. Ronnie:

    So, before I buy my plane tickets, is anyone else going to the Boise game?


  156. Pauoa Boy:

    homey - I heard there was some kind of pump machine to lengthen clubs or a special grip to insure it stays stiff and rigid and doesn't bend when swinging away on the playing fields. Not sure though as I heard usually men who use such things are insecure about there game.


  157. homey ®:

    Time for a nap...


  158. Pauoa Boy:

    Aunty Ronnie - Yeah I should be back by then, do you have my contact numbers and all? If not let me know I will email them to you.


  159. LizKauai [Believer]:

    CONGRATULATIONS Jett Jasper's Dad and Team!

    $25K raised at yesterday's Golf Tournament here on Kauai.

    The team of Mark Domingcil, Matt Humphreys, Shirley Tani, Richard Jasper and Craig Stutzmann were the top team finishers yesterday, but everyone was a winner in the first Grove Farm and Greg McMackin Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament at the Puakea Golf Course.


  160. Pauoa Boy:

    Stretch - Email is sent


  161. Ronnie:

    homey - I know I am coming back next summer - for Ian's graduation party. I'm hoping to be able to come home before that as well.

    Pauoa Boy - I have your info. You are already part of our LoCal email list :D


  162. Pauoa Boy:

    Kay shoots


  163. Rob25:

    Hey Ronnie!

    You didn't text me to let me know you got there OK.

    I hope that you can make it home for one of the home games. Gotta start working on signs for the Fresno game. They are on top of the world with the win yesterday...we have to take them down a notch during football season!

    homey/Stretch - Interesting your take on course maintenance! LOL


  164. Ronnie:

    Hi Rob!

    I did finally text you (when I saw your post yesterday)... I didn't want to wake you when we landed, and once I got home, I was a zombie. I think I'm just getting too old for the red eye flights.

    I wish the football season started tonight! I can't wait!!


  165. Kekoa:

    Pauoa Boy & Ronnie ~ We'll miss having you at the bash. (snf) Kona make sure we save some good times for the next time you two are in town.

    Hey gang!...we got golf coming up end of August, Da Rainbow Cliff CC, details TBA.


  166. Pauoa Boy:

    Kekoa, No count me out just yet, I might be able to attend if I can get out on a Space A flight from Travis, we'll see.


  167. koakane™:

    dang it jwh just finished cleaning up my desk yesterday.

    going to head out to city mill now and purchase some plastic sheet covers.

    hiho :mrgreen:


  168. Rob25:

    Hey Kekoa, koakane, and PB!

    All the Hawaiian men in the hale today!

    We must have scared the rest away! hehehe

    Lots of Tsaikettes on the blog today...good!


  169. Pauoa Boy:

    Howzit Aunty Rob


  170. LizKauai [Believer]:

    Pauoa Boy- Here's to good luck getting here for the Bash!!!

    Hi Ronnie and Rob25!


  171. Pauoa Boy:

    NBA Draft starting in about 35 minutes...


  172. Pauoa Boy:

    Thanks Aunty Liz, should be able to make it out *crossing fingahs*


  173. Rob25:

    Oops OK Ronnie just saw it.

    I knew that you would be tired. Hopefully your back on Cali time soon.

    Gotta start thinking about when you are going to return. Don't want to go to Tsaiko events by myself, but I will if I have to.


  174. A-House:

    Hi Ian ( son of Ronnie):

    You da man to make Mom proud of your visit to Hawaii.

    Take care and we see you soon!


  175. A-House:

    g'nalo:

    You can sit with us at the 2d Tsaiko party!


  176. LizKauai [Believer]:

    Rob25- sheesh - you are a a Tsai-ko fixture now! No worries- someone will raise their hand to 'go wichu' and you can jan-ken-po for DD honors. Ya gadda come to da T-Gates s-peshully! :mrgreen:


  177. Ronnie:

    Hi Liz!

    Rob - if I don't make it back for Tsaiko events, you have to represent!


  178. LizKauai [Believer]:

    A-House- from the sounds of it... we all might be "standing" rather than sitting together :lol:

    OK
    HIHO!


  179. Ronnie:

    And I can't believe that you all (that includes our lurker family) are going to make me be the only Tsaiko at the Boise game :cry:


  180. Stephen Tsai:

    Brother Mike is in the house.
    Also, check out the scary McKnight photo.


  181. Stephen Tsai:

    May-oh! May-oh! ...


  182. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Did somebody say something about Hawaiian men? :)


  183. SteveM:

    Stopping by at lunch here. Hi everyone! Hi Ronnie!

    Checking the math... if the Blog Bash at Murphy's last summer was Blog Party 3, the the one coming up should be #4. However, it is the 2nd Anniversary of the blog party. Just keeping the numbers straight...because a Blog Party does not have to happen only once per year in July... :)


  184. Ronnie:

    A-House - Thanks for the comment to Ian. I'll make sure he reads it.

    Being home was really good for both the boys. They had lots of cousins to hang out with and they could just slow down and enjoy life.


  185. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Why you got pics of SMU coaches in here Tsai? They gonna steal our recruits! j/k :lol:


  186. g-nalo:

    Pauoa Boy - If you make it, g-nalo will pay for you, no worry.

    PB - for this kind of effort you putting in, treating you is SMALL kine. you be here and its done.


  187. g-nalo:

    g’nalo:

    You can sit with us at the 2d Tsaiko party!

    much thanks A-House!

    but i'm not worthy yet plus, Stretch might make you responsible for me.............haaa


  188. Mike:

    Game for today: Count how many times Jay Bilas says "upside potential" and "reasonable minds can disagree" during the draft.


  189. chawan_cut:

    Mike Tsai,

    Sorry I didn't introduce myself the other night at bowling. You looked too intense there on the lanes. Complete opposite of Stephen, heh. Although I shouldn't talk. My scores were shameful.


  190. Stephen Tsai:

    Premature speculation?
    ESPN is listing "Jay's Best Available Players." The draft hasn't even started. Everybody is available.


  191. bonar:

    looks like McKnight continues to lose weight. on the other hand, rolo . . .


  192. LizKauai [Believer]:

    g-nalo... stoppit!
    If there is any place in this world where there is "equality", it is among Tsai-kos. No mo such thing as "elite"... only Tsai-ko and moah Tsai-ko...
    Da pair-a-dimes wen change wen dis cyber ohana wen hit da ground in real-time.

    K?
    K!

    :lol:


  193. LizKauai [Believer]:

    Hiya Mike!

    Happy drafting!

    HiHo again.


  194. Eagle:

    That's a good-looking mock draft. My only two changes would be moving Brook Lopez up...I just don't think a solid 7-footer in a medicore draft falls that far. The other is I believe the Clippers are really interested in Eric Gordon (from what I've read out of LA), so he would be my pick there.

    If Miami passes on Beasley, Riley has officially lost it.


  195. Mike:

    Howzit CC. I'm always intense when I'm competing with my bro. Be sure to find me at the Bash so I can give you your Dan Kelly autograph. I'm not sure how I ended up with it. More sneaky Leila tricks, I suspect.


  196. Jason:

    Two Kansas Jayhawks to Indiana? Hmm... I'd like both picks, though. I like Rush, and there's no chance he'll be available at 17, but there is the need for a big man too, in addition to a point guard (cause while I like T.J. Ford, he's one bad foul away from being out for an extended period of time). Some mock drafts have mentioned Roy HIbbert, whom I like, but I think he's too big and not athletic enough for Jim O'Brien's type of play. Other big men around 17 that have been mentioned are DeAndre Jordan and Robin Lopez.


  197. g-nalo:

    LizK - i'm ALWAYS joking around, at least trying to. but apparently my humor isn't going well? :-(

    haven't been to many Tsaiko events but i DO know what you speak, anyways do appreciate it!


  198. LizKauai [Believer]:

    g-nalo - ayah- joking is GOOD! No worries- just no be shy, la dat! Just checking in with you in case you really were feeling "shame".

    No worries...
    Jes ask xs-homey .... :mrgreen: Bwahahaha!


  199. Mike:

    Hi Eagle,

    You're probably right on both counts. I originally had Lopez going to Minny, but that seemed a bit high. I've heard about the Clips interest in Gordon, but I'm not sure I understand it.

    Andy Katz confirms Rose is the first pick.


  200. djmitcho:

    Chad Owens made the AFL All-Rookie team!!! Congrats to Chad!!!


  201. lakerj32:

    Mike- CC has been look for that like it was the holy grail. Yeah, I think Leila is messing with his fragile little mind.


  202. Mike:

    I think the Lopez' would two-on-two against the Collins'.


  203. Mike:

    Leila messes with the fragile minds of all men...


  204. (Jesse) James:

    Well, I think Brandon Rush has a lot of upside potential....MWAHAHAHAHAHA


  205. Mike:

    And Derrick Rose evades his first professional question...


  206. Rob25:

    Hi Liz!

    What have missed of the draft so far?


  207. Jason:

    How in the world does Seattle have six freaking picks.


  208. Mike:

    Too bad Robin Lopez and Michelle Wie broke up. Can you imagine how big their kids would be?


  209. Jason:

    Nothing yet, Rob25. Right now, just interviews and pundits talking. The Bulls are on the clock in 11 minutes — although Rose will be the first pick.


  210. Mike:

    New York fans are booing Danilo Galinari. I love it. These are the same fans who were chanting for Majcek (?) Lampe a few years ago.


  211. homey ®:

    Wake me up when the draft is over.


  212. J-DOG:

    Whatever happened to the 7 footer from Spain that was supposed to play for Orlando?


  213. Mike:

    New York fans are booing David Stern. I love it.


  214. Mike:

    J-Dog,
    Fran Vasquez is still playing (poorly) in Europe. Magic folks say they're hopeful he'll make it over next year. That's what they said last year.


  215. Mike:

    Rose it is...


  216. Jason:

    Beasley it is. If Miami had picked Pat Riley, then that would've been conclusive proof that hair gel causes brain damage.


  217. Mike:

    Pat Riley selects Michael Beasley, squeaks by Eagle's Have You Completely Lost It? test.


  218. Mike:

    Paxson: "We have some issues with some things coming up."

    Thanks for clarity, John.


  219. Jason:

    Er, if Pat Riley had picked O.J. Mayo.


  220. Stephen Tsai:

    OK, so now it's assured the Knicks end up with a sucky pick.

    By the way, I posted pic of Liane/Kortney, for those who asked.


  221. homey ®:

    zzzzzzz...where's jojo...zzzzzzzz

    Too bad Tebow is ineligible for the draft or the Knick's may have picked him.


  222. homey ®:

    Hi Liane and Kortney!

    Hi XLiz!

    Hi Rob25!

    Hi Princess Leila and Faye!

    Hi ST!


  223. homey ®:

    ...and

    Hi Mike!


  224. Bulla:

    ST

    thanks for the photos of Liane and Kortney, now I know Homey will be attending! haha


  225. midori7:

    ST:
    have you found/read your new camera manual yet?

    your photos, while good before, are getting better!

    now uhfan808 needs to teach you how to text message & you'll be set!

    Mike:
    thanks for all the draft info!


  226. Mike:

    This is the third time this week I've heard Jay Bilas say that Kevin Love is "not a great runner of the floor." I think Bilas is a very interesting butcher of the syntax.


  227. WreckinEyez:

    Hi Liane! Haven't seen her in a while....

    Kekoa... Was in a meeting... shoot me an e-mail.

    For everyone sending me an e-mail, please send it to both of my addys when you do.


  228. Mike:

    If the Knicks take Lopez next, the Eddie Curry error, er, era, is officially over...


  229. Mike:

    Did Danilo just motion for a cigarette?


  230. bonar:

    Great job Mike.


  231. homey ®:

    Bulla - They are only 2 of the millions of reasons I am attending...Okay, I'm exaggerating, 2 of the hundreds of reasons I am attending. Well manybe 10's of reasons I am attending. I think I'll hang around chawan and g-nalo. Pick up some pointers watching their "game".


  232. (Jesse) James:

    homey - no 'ack...you get game too....MWAHAHAHAHAHA


  233. chawan_cut:

    Mike,

    thanks. i was wondering who had the mythical paper.

    lakerj32. you think you funny???


  234. Mike:

    Dang it! My first miss. Good call, Eagle.


  235. Stretch:

    Hey Mike - you coming to the party??


  236. WarriorMojo:

    Mike, although my interest in the NBA vanished at about the same time the Knicks decided to pay Grandmama $86 million per and I have NEVER been a Keltic fan, I very much enjoyed your "Return to Glory" column the other day.

    GREAT opening sentence to draw the reader into a piece full of your usual self-deprecating humor and insight. Perhaps a lIttle bit of a straw man ending -- since readers of that particular column are more likely to be the manic than the "normal" -- but otherwise nothing but your typical brilliance. I know that it must take a ton of planning and effort to appear so perfectly effortless.

    And, no, I'm not hoping you sponsor me at the blog party or something. Just, you really are an amazingly gifted writer and you really REALLY need to write more.


  237. WarriorMojo:

    Shoot, I was supposed to change my name to "SalieriMojo" for that one.


  238. WarriorMojo:

    Although I categorically reject being the Patron Saint of Medicority.


  239. WarriorMojo:

    Hah, I've bludgeoned you all into silence!


  240. WarriorMojo:

    I wonder what Warrior tidbits ST is working on today?


  241. WarriorMojo:

    All you base are belong to us!


  242. homey ®:

    Whoa!!! OMG! UHfan808 just sent me a STEAMY picture to my cell phone!!! YOWWWZAAA!

    ST - She also said your pictures on the blog look GREAT!.

    She also said from her phone she can see the numbers for each post. Which leads me to believe that there was some tweaking with code or CSS. I looked at the code and there is a field for the post numbers but somehow it is not being displayed on many of the browsers.


  243. Mike:

    Hey Mojo! Thanks for the kind words. Your blog party ticket is in the mail.

    Shoot, the Knicks should have drafted Joe Alexander. He looked like he was going to smack someone just for the hell of it.


  244. WarriorMojo:

    So where's D1 these days?


  245. Jason:

    Well, now we definitely know the Pacers won't be picking D.J. Augustin. :-D


  246. homey ®:

    WarriorMojo:
    June 26th, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    All you base are belong to us!

    Did that come from a video game?


  247. chawan_cut:

    is that Lopez twin still going out with Michelle Wie??

    i wonder who will be making more after today's draft.

    or did Mr. Wie already ruin that relationship with his overbearing. i wonder if they chaperoned the dates too.


  248. WarriorMojo:

    Homey, yeah, it did.


  249. d1shima [sez:]:

    Mojo,

    Kinda busy lately.
    Doing plenny lurkin'...

    How you?


  250. homey ®:

    I think the reason we don't see the post numbers is because they are being cut off by some margin or text block...<Capt. Kirk=on>Spock, neeeed to see the code<Capt. Kirk=off>


  251. Jason:

    Jerryd Bayless. Hmm, I'm not his biggest fan, but that's just he's pretty raw in terms of PG readiness. At 11, he is a steal — surely, he's talented enough to have been gone by now.


  252. Jason:

    Hehe, all your base are belong to us. That's classic.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qItugh-fFgg


  253. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Uh, Mike... wow.


  254. lakerj32:

    Chawan- Someone already brought that up. About Mario Lopez, errr, Lopez brother. And, yes I do think Im funny. Esp when I make fun of you...hah hah hah!

    UHFan - Chawan forwarded an email to me from you. Yes Kin Wah is good. A lot of people say Pa Ke is better but they usually are not from Kaneohe....and theyre probably on crack...lol. jk.


  255. WarriorMojo:

    Hey, D1, things are good. Little bit busy with some stuff.

    Wanted to ask you, back in the day, did you ever play any Cold Blood stuff? Found this recent video. Lydia Pense can STILL bring it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nDe2DZSo1I

    If yo' feet don't move, betta check yo' pulse!


  256. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Ever want to eat a chinese plate which features sweet sour ribs that are big and meaty and are at least 85% meat, not knuckle or fat? Then Pah Ke's is the place. ;) Best plate chinese lunch I've ever eaten. Great tasting, generous portions and great prices. Don't belive me? Then google it and see. Kin Wah is also excellent.

    All your base are belong to us!!!! :lol:


  257. homey ®:

    For all you bored people, if you want to view the post numbers with Firefox you can go to View -> Page Style -> click on "No Style"


  258. d1shima [sez:]:

    Mojo,

    No can check that vid right now.

    We only did their cover of You Are the Sunshine of my Life.
    The limitations of out bass player precluded our ability to do much else ;-)
    But you know where it's at....

    it's down to the bone!


  259. Jason:

    Wow! I said I love Hibbert, but I'm surprised the Pacers took him, because he's not the most athletic big man. Darrell Arthur and DeAndre Jordan were both available, and they are much more athletic; but Larry Bird said he wanted polished players, and he got one in Hibbert. At the same time, Bayless isn't that polished, but he can learn behind T.J. Ford.


  260. Pauoa Boy:

    Howzit Gang...

    g-nalo, Thanks, I can pay em though. But if that's the case then I got the drinks. Just hoping the plane get space for me...


  261. Pauoa Boy:

    I wonder who's going to pick up Darrell Arthur, I like that cat.


  262. Pauoa Boy:

    If Seattle got six picks, I'm sure one of them could be used on one pretty mean PG named D-Low...


  263. Jason:

    I never thought Arthur would even get to Indiana at 17, I thought he would surely be gone by now. Some question his basketball IQ and intangibles, though.


  264. Pauoa Boy:

    Jason, after watching Arthur play in this past seasons NCAA tournament I'm sure he'll be gone soon. He is the type of player I like, cause he can score in the post, decent mid range, good rebounder and has a knack for blocking shots.


  265. Pauoa Boy:

    I also like that Memphis F Joey Dorsey, defense first type of guy. Good defender, rebounder and shot blocker...reminds me of Ben Wallace.

    Ryan Anderson from Cal is another guy who I like. He played at one of the high schools I used to recruit at. Very good scorer and rebounder.


  266. Jason:

    I like Arthur too, and I thought he'd be a nice fit for Indiana. But I love Hibbert too, and we definitely needed a center — the David Harrison experiment has all but failed.


  267. Pauoa Boy:

    Guess there goes Ryan Anderson


  268. homey ®:

    Jason and PB, get a room. :lol:


  269. homey ®:

    Just occurred to me, Liane looks like Dara Pagaduan, the softball player from Kamehameha.


  270. Jason:

    I thought this was the Tsaiko draft war room. Now that homey's here, I see this is the CR stock room.

    To be honest, I stopped watching already. Pacers made their two picks, and I grade them out as an A. The future will see if Bayless will pan out, but to trade for a solid point guard in T.J. Ford, and to use the 17th pick to get a solid big man like Hibbert, that was huge.


  271. Pauoa Boy:

    homey - no be jealous you can join us if you like


  272. Pauoa Boy:

    No worry most guards who come out of Arizona are productive NBA guys. I'm sure he'll follow suit and be a solid guard in the NBA.


  273. Kekoa:

    Pauoa Boy ~ By all means you should shoot for Beal AFB 1st, then try McClellan AFB 2nd, before you go Travis AFB. Go on the web for all 3 for the contact numbers and sites. Travis will accept resevations on-line up to 60 days prior to show time. Book RIGHT NOW for next month, or go down to PAX Term and sign up for same manifest wait list. When you go South to San Diego, sign up at LAX and of course North island Term.

    The key is to get manifested, then just call to check out the flights and your number. Once you get down to 100, you get good chance, cause you active duty. Book your return from there, or as soon as you arrive Hickam or KMCAS.

    Good Luck PB, us guys goin' keep da Bud Lite on foa you!

    *Unko* Kekoa....and who don't like it!...I want names...Grrrr! :twisted:


  274. midori7:

    Travis Laboy is on 1420 now.

    Thanks to ST for the heads up!


  275. BG:

    Pauoa Boy

    Whoa...Kekoa (bless his heart) just gave you instructions meant for retirees (60 days advanced sign-up). You can't do it 'cuz you active duty. Shoot me mail at tsaiko808 yahoo com and I can point you to wea get plenny info. Get tricks for AC folks too.

    BG


  276. Stephen Tsai:

    I posted pictures of JJ, Jesse Sapolu and Reagan Mauia.


  277. sjmacro:

    bhf2: just got back from practice. Coach tried to return your call. He'll get somebody with a pick-up to get the machines out to Waipahu.
    Another reason to get Ching/Cooke field resurfaced: players had to work out on the soccer field since weed spraying (?) was taking place on the practice field.--sjmacro


  278. LizKauai [Believer]:

    xs-homey- re your 257... arrgh! get numbahs but also get hugemongous pictures and no wordwrap - er- brokeblog mountain....

    Beahahaha! :lol:


  279. NYUH:

    Owens named to AFL All-Rookie team
    Former Hawaii receiver Chad Owens was named to the Arena Football League's All-Rookie team.

    Owens caught 66 passes for 674 yards and scored 16 touchdowns for the Colorado Crush. He also led the Crush with 983 kick return yards. He had nine receiving touchdowns, six rushing and one on a kick return.


  280. Kekoa:

    BG ~ Tanks for bailing me out braddah, been retired so long, thought everrybody else was too!...Nah, nah, just was so bent on getting him out of Cal on anything wit wings and a washing machine engine inside! Bwhahaha! Best he go to each Term and sign up anywayz and get the latest flight info.

    Since he lives up near Beale and NcClellan AFB, then down 8o to Travis, those are 3 good places to check in on.

    The LAX and SD's North island. I think the Marines still fly out of El Toro also.


  281. Jason:

    I take the time off to watch a DVD, and more news for the Pacers. Wow, so they traded Bayless and Ike Diogu to Portland for Brandon Rush (whom I love), Jarrett Jack (a serviceable backup who can play the 1 and the 2), and Josh McRoberts (looks like a bust, considering how highly touted he was out of high school, but worth giving a shot in the low post as a backup). Talk about value here, trading the 11th player taken for the 13th player, a decent backup, and a big man who has the gifts to be good but hasn't come close to putting it together yet. Rush should fit very well with what O'Brien wants to do, as should Jack. And McRoberts — nobody will care if he doesn't pan out, but if he wakes up and gets better, yikes! Larry Legend, I have faith in you again!


  282. Jason:

    http://www.nba.com/media/pacers/draft_380_080625.jpg

    Very fitting, two of the four players shown in this image were drafted.

    Sorry for monopolizing the blog over the Pacers, but I usually have nothing to talk about, cause we suck so much. But now, I have hope. (Even if I'm not the biggest Jim O'Brien fan, but he has the pieces he needs.)


  283. KelliM:

    Nice to see another picture of Ralph! Thanks for posting.


  284. Tombo Ahi:

    jug-ger-naut! jug-ger-naut!


  285. chawan_cut:

    homey,
    thanks for the compliment, but unlike ray allen and g-nalo, i have NO game. why else would i hang out with lakerj32??? his (non) game makes me look good. ha!

    this sounds like its gonna be one big party!

    oh, and for those of that wonder why tombo's fave player is the juggernaut, view his write up here:
    http://uhfootball.blogspot.com/2006/09/juggernaut-quantum-duality-theory.html


  286. chawan_cut:

    and how the heck does that nevada player get chosen 18th? he was almost as not impressive as fazekas.

    i don't know what the nba thinks.


  287. Stephen Tsai:

    By the way, folks, Oldie is donating DVDs of all 14 games of the 2007 football season. He synchronized the videos to 1420's play-by-play.


  288. momotaro:

    ESPN reporting Minnesota is trading Mayo to Memphis for Love, Cardinal, and Miller.


  289. chawan_cut:

    any progress with getting UH to put together a DVD sale thing for their games for all sports? that would be a big money raiser right there.

    are there gonna be door prizes? i could also donate a set of dvds. (if that's legal). i'm also planning on bringing something for the tsaiko display table.


  290. Stephen Tsai:

    That trade makes no sense. Cardinal is a dog; a dog who has a fat contract for two more years.


  291. momotaro:

    chawan, McGee was chosen based on potential (athleticism, quickness) and not on his body of work. Fazekas was a good college player but he doesn't have an NBA game.


  292. momotaro:

    Stephen, Cardinal was included in the trade as a salary dump.


  293. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Hiya!
    Woo Hoo - Mahalo, oldie! Game vid with 1420 is da best of both worlds!

    Hi chawan_cut ;-)


  294. momotaro:

    Arizona recruit Brandon Jennings may play in Europe instead of being a one-and-done NCAA player. I wonder if he would be considering that option if his academics weren't questionable. Link to article above.


  295. momotaro:

    Above is link to ESPN article on Mayo trade. Mayo, Jaric, Walker, and Buckner to Memphis for Love, Miller, Cardinal, and Collins.

    Hey chawan, I saw you in New Orleans but I was too chicken to say hi.


  296. BG:

    Eh, Kekoa...I just got home. PB lucky you watching his 6. With his PMA and "want to", we gotta do everything we can to bring him over for the party, God willing. Main ting gotta rememba, AC folks gotta have leave form signed off by CO or terminal won't accept them. I can tell PB how to work that and get an edge as soon as I can make commo with him. I tink he cat 3 and us guys stay cat 6. Only folks he gotta worry about are other cat 3's (unless emergency leave kine peeps)..

    Call you latahz

    BG


  297. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Tsai-ko determination is a truly amazing phenomenon!
    PB is as good as here!
    Woo Hoo!


  298. Stephen Tsai:

    HEY!
    I learned how to crop. Check out my edited shots of Mauia and McKnight.


  299. LK:

    ST,

    Try the extreme crop, from the eyes (below the forehead) to the just below the chin. We use that type of crop sometimes.


  300. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    ST- BRAVO!!! clap clap clap :!:


  301. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Hi LK!!!


  302. LK:

    Hey LizKauai,

    How's your dslr doing? If it needs cleaning again let me know. I'll be at the blog bash. Got the Addahknows to sign me up.


  303. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    LK- it's a date. I'll make myself a note to bring it over. MAHALO!


  304. d1shima:

    Stephen,

    Wow, dat's some mean crop right dere! ;-)


  305. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Hi d1- hope everything is hokay... mighty quiet on your sai lately!


  306. koakane™:

    au’ryte staiko’s and staikette’s Anniversary display information

    TSAIKO CULCHA memorabilia drop off’s

    Townies on July 8 tuesday please email James at jgo8464822@aol.com so he can give you directions on where to where he will be accepting memorabilia items.

    Wessai on July 9 wednesday please email d1 at dean@deanshouse.biz so he can give you directions as to where he will be accepting memorabilia items.

    Kaua at Rainbow Plaza, Kalaheo please email lizk at lizkauai@gmail.com before July 5 so she can give you directions.

    Al is handling Maui.

    Please put items in a paper bag or large zip lock back with your name on it. All items will be returned to you at end of the party.

    Thanks so get your stuff together and bag it. If you have not thought up anything yet you know the dates and times.


  307. koakane™:

    e kala mai garden isles foa missing da "i"

    any way put your ukana together everybody and get it to these people.

    mahalo


  308. Stephen Tsai:

    So, I'm trying re-master all of the photos in my file.
    I think I'm hooked.


  309. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    ST- you got da POWAH! Woo Hoo! Blog Meister!


  310. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    ST- wait til you get into adjusting levels and contrast!!!


  311. Jason:

    Eh koakane, when I told you to practice on an old post, I guess I should have told you to check your spelling too. Geez! ;-)

    Dang, I want a complete set of oldie's DVDs. Especially since it includes a mysterious 14th game! :-D


  312. gigi-hawaii ©:

    koakane -- who is accepting the door prizes? I have 3 books I would like to donate.


  313. BG:

    Koakane

    Eh braddah, when you put complete email addys like dat, guarans they going get plenty SPAM...spam ala gratin, teriyaki spam, viagra spam (makes you want to sit up straight when you eat)...all kines! :D

    I going call Kekoa right now to see if he can send out phone #'s of the planning committee members. I get your phone # on my cell...but which one! :?


  314. gigi-hawaii ©:

    I have to babysit that week. I hope hubby can drop off my muumuu in the evening -- probably at Dean's place -- or would that be too late?


  315. lab rat:

    Whoa for a minute I thought this was the NBA blog. I was scrolling down and I thought wow Ieru got drafted by the Celtics.


  316. Garret:

    Nice cropping ST!


  317. addahknowjoe:

    lab rat-

    You coming to the blog party?


  318. addahknowjoe:

    momotaro-

    you coming to the blog party?


  319. Garret:

    I wonder how worried the members of the Dolphins are now that it has been made clear that anyone on their team can be traded. The article really caught my eye when it mentioned that Miami was looking at signing another *center*. I also didn't like how Miami is looking at adding WRs, but am happy that Bess was praised here.

    The most controversial think Ireland said came from Jimmy Cefalo sidestepped into a Jason Taylor-ISH question about every player on the team having a trade price.

    "Every player is for sale," Ireland said close to the end of the interview.

    He said the next "prime trade window" is right around the end of camp, when teams have discovered what they've got, and don't have from the exhibition games, which exposes strengths and weaknesses to the coaching staffs and front office personnel.

    As for the present concerns, he admitted to working out a receiver on Wednesday and said the Dolphins presently have "decent depth" there, but seemed concerned about how young the group was. It seems like the Dolphins would like to find some veterans leadership at receiver.

    He also singled out David Kircus, Jayson Foster and Davone Bess as young receivers who impressed him during OTAs. I second the Kircus endorsement. He speculated that Bess might be a young receiver they can "hang your hat on for a little while."

    Ireland also admitted to making a call inquiring about free agent center LeCharles Bentley, who was recently released by the Browns. Ireland said his philosophy is to turn over "every rock that comes your way to see what there is," gauging interest levels.


  320. d1shima:

    liz,

    All is good o'a hea. Mahalo fo' asking. :-)

    Jus' letting da NBA fans have some room today.


  321. duffer:

    Hey Al,

    Did the Komoda pastries make the next flight?

    Or is some Baggage guys enjoying the pastries?


  322. d1shima:

    Wessai donations - please try to arrange drop-offs from 9-11am or 2-4pm on Wednesday.

    gigi, I'll get in touch wicchu about arrangements fo' da muu transfer.


  323. Stephen Tsai:

    The unkindest cut of all ...
    http://news.aol.com/story/_a/lorena-bobbitt-opens-up-after-15-years/20080626095309990001


  324. Garret:

    Sorry this is not an NBA post, and that this article is so old, but I found it interesting to read about football in Samoa with the Samoa camp about to start.

    There are approximately 500,000 Samoans in the world, only half of whom come in contact with American football. Yet more than 200 play Division I college ball.

    Every Pac-10 team will have at least one Samoan player on its roster this season, most with two or more. Teams as diverse as Tennessee, Nebraska, BYU, Idaho, Louisiana Tech and Western Kentucky have Samoan players.

    An estimated 28 Samoans will be on NFL rosters this year, at least six of whom were born or lived on The Rock.

    "It's the sport we were born to play," said University of Washington defensive lineman Tui Alailefaleula, a native of American Samoa. "Football is the game where we can reach our goals and help our families."

    Schools like BYU, Arizona and Hawaii have scoped island talent for years. But other programs have started sending coaches to annual football clinics. This month, assistants from USC, Texas Tech, Nevada and Tennessee-Chattanooga will join Fanoga on the island.

    The food, culture and pace of life are strange. Mau had never seen snow before he arrived at Western Kentucky. He and his fellow Samoans were equally new to their classmates, particularly when they donned their lava lavas for campus strolls.

    "It's the first time they've seen a Samoan," Mau said. "They don't even know where Samoa is. They thought we were Mexican."

    "It (Samoan success in football) doesn't come as a surprise to my people," said Eni Falemavaega, the non-voting U.S. Congressman from American Samoa. "It's inherent in the Samoan character. We love contact sports. Our first love was rugby, but we like American football because it pays more."

    An impressive game tape can catch a coach's interest. Few coaches who have recruited Samoan players don't go looking for another.

    "You can see a passion in their eyes," Harbaugh said. "Some youngsters in this country don't have a passion for football. (The Samoans) look at this as a tremendous opportunity."


  325. d1shima:

    Stephen,

    At first glance I thought I read "re-master all the photos in my life"
    I thought, "Gee, that's gonna take awhile."


  326. Stephen Tsai:

    I must say, everyone at work keeps asking: How come I'm not invited to the party?
    Did we not make it clear that it's open to everyone?


  327. koakane™:

    # chawan_cut:
    June 26th, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    i’m also planning on bringing something for the tsaiko display table.

    see where to take you stuff so we can set it up before everyone arises. no forget to bad and tag it. thanks


  328. d1shima:

    Liz,

    In fact, taking things pretty mellow like this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCSEfz8VGis&feature=related


  329. d1shima:

    Mellow, that is, until I read about Lorena Bobitt becoming a hairdresser :shock:


  330. d1shima:

    koakane,

    BG was right. I just got my first spam mail.
    Nah j/k gigi.

    heheheh


  331. koakane™:

    jason thanks for the corrections but trying to figa out all da dat with </ for close afta doing @ and ........... crap spelling went out da windo. besides us wessai unokea bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :x

    bg about the phone #'s call me because not sure what you hinting at but you made me hungry for eggs, spam and rice.

    # BG: June 26th, 2008 at 8:39 pm
    Koakane Eh braddah, when you put complete email addys like dat, guarans they going get plenty SPAM…spam ala gratin, teriyaki spam, viagra spam (makes you want to sit up straight when you eat)…all kines! :D
    I going call Kekoa right now to see if he can send out phone #’s of the planning committee members. I get your phone # on my cell…but which one! :?

    chawan look up my post as to where to take memorabilia before July 10. sorry for being so unclear.


  332. gigi-hawaii ©:

    sheesh, d1, I just sent the buggah. haha. do you check both email addresses constantly?


  333. Garret:

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

    The first offshore wind farm in the US is being built off the coast of Delaware. Hawaii must be an ideal place for this type of power generation...though they would need to put it off the coast in places that people didn't go to.


  334. Garret:

    Chrysler has an interesting option for their 2009 cars: you can turn them into wireless hot spots!

    Concern has been raised about people surfing the web while driving:
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2008/06/chrysler-to-tur.html


  335. Garret:

    Man in wheelchair was charged with drunken driving.


  336. Garret:

    Amazing that the Beatles songs might be licensed to the games Guitar Hero or Rock Band before they ever show up on iTunes.


  337. Garret:

    Robot is being created with 11 joints that will be able to climb vertically in oil, gas, and water pipes.


  338. Garret:

    Free play links pau.


  339. Ralph:

    Homey
    I up loaded firefox 3 and deleted my IE 7 and it worked for 3 days. Then I couldn't log on to the internet with firefox, had to do a system restore to retrieve IE7. Now Firefox won't dowload, the toolbar won't download, and my refresh F5 and on my mouse won't refresh...any ideas what happened with firefox. I haven't been able to download a basic toolbar with IE7


  340. d1shima:

    Ralph,

    Have you tried offering your computer a shot of CR?


  341. d1shima:

    Garret,

    I had a friend who turned into a zombie with just one joint!


  342. Ralph:

    I can't refresh the WB, got to go back out to HA homepage and start over every time I want to see any new posting


  343. d1shima:

    Actually, IDK if Ralph would be able to read that last suggestion since his computer is Tsaiko now.

    Ralph,
    Can you see this? :P


  344. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Ralph,

    IE is probably mad you ditched it for firefox.

    Make nice-nice, and see what happes.

    haha

    poor guy!


  345. Pauoa Boy:

    Kekoa and BG, Howzit just got back from one party and catching up on the blog. Thanks for the info as I already called and put my name on the list. We'll see how it works out. Hard for sign up early cause they can only start my sign up once my leave start and no sooner, unlike you guys who can sign up way in advance. Granted I CAT III, so I would get on before you but with plane ticket prices and summer time, kinda iffy. The guys at Hickam and K-Bay no answer the phone those buggahs so I wonder if they went get my email. Anyway, should have chance but I say right now it's crap shoot 50/50.


  346. gigi-hawaii ©:

    I downloaded firefox months ago, but kept IE as my default server. I plan to use firefox only if IE fails for some reason.

    I like IE although the font size of this blog is teeny tiny.


  347. d1shima:

    gigi,

    got it!


  348. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    dishima- wow. KR has become even more facile (meaning - making something difficult look easy- the complex movement of sounds just unravel and spill from his lips) with age!

    Fantastic!.

    One of my feel-good faves:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=Gej-HGFfp_c


  349. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Hi Garret!

    Ralph- can you do a Windows restore to a previously stable configuration? Are you using XP Pro or vvvvvVista???


  350. d1shima:

    Liz,

    Tanks, eh. Now wen people tell me, "Braddah, you mumbling and drooling."
    I can say, "No, I stay facilating!"

    heheheh


  351. d1shima:

    Or wen we see koakane at the Blog party we can jus look at him, smile and go, "Facilating!"
    :-D


  352. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Liz, I like that Eagles song!


  353. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    d1- or if you cannot make up your mind... “No, I stay facilating!”

    gigi- these guys just get better with age. I like the Eagles more now than back in the day!


  354. d1shima:

    Das a nice tune, Liz


  355. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    new variations on old songs-

    It's facilation, I know....

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  356. Ralph:

    LizK I did a restore, that's how I got IE back to log onto the internet..from there, I haven't been able to download firefox 3 to make any corrections, toolbar is missing and won't download, my refresh system doesn't operate and IE doesn't respond when I attempt to download IE7


  357. Ralph:

    Is Homey still napping or is he out chasing orbs?


  358. momotaro:

    Congrats to Derrick Low, per Wes Nakama he has been invited to join the Dallas Mavericks' summer league teams. Link above.


  359. d1shima:

    gigi- these guys just get better with age. I like the Eagles more now than back in the day!

    Interesting that this past weekend I was playing the Eagles Farewell Tour DVD and when that tune played #1 son commented that he wished they'd just do their old stuff instead of the "new crap". Funny!


  360. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Ralph- You may have to restore from an earlier point. Looks like something is still corrupted. What OS are you using?

    d1- I fell on this guy looking for KR- not bad- a few slips and slides and a guitar almost tuned, but better than I can sing!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xb1NYWDx6k


  361. d1shima:

    momotaro,

    Good news. Thanks.
    Yay, D-Low!


  362. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    d1- no can ween wid dese keeds...


  363. Rob25:

    Good Late Evening Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    Just checkin' in again while watching America's Best Dance Crew. Maybe I can get some pointers!?

    OK pretty much missed the draft but I'm actually more interested in football. Like all the contact and hard hitting.

    Are there any Tsaikos going to Boise to assist Ronnie? Not that she needs backup, just don't want her to get lonely.


  364. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Low will Go! Mahalo, momotaro!


  365. koakane™:

    d1 if you get da spam no need breakfast CC or dinna bwhaaaaaaaa

    gigi sorry neva reply because plenty stuff going so send a message to James he in charge of dat dept and he will let you know what for do.


  366. koakane™:

    d1 wot you got spam or gigi :?: not same ting eh


  367. gigi-hawaii ©:

    mahalo, koakane.


  368. d1shima:

    Liz,
    Dat guy is not bad. He misses a few words on House of Gold though and really changes the meaning of the song. I don't think he realizes it's a hymn! :shock:


  369. bighilofan2:

    sjmacro,

    thanks for posting da info earlier today.

    the good news is that Mr. H ill, Pearl City, is arranging to pick up
    da JUGS machine #1 and fix it. He's done it before, but won't know whats needed until he has it checked out. Then' he'll fix JUGS #2.

    the super really good news is that Ron Lee knew I told his boyz yesterday that it was 66 days to Florida. He started the conversation with me today by telling me that. So either he's reading the blog, or he is a mind reader. so I'm telling you guyz, don't underestimate Coach Ron Lee. He's a delegator. He's a facilitator.
    He's a winner!

    And now dat coach knowz we're on it! So show us what you got, coach. Buss up da playahz. Make em hungry! huuuuahhhh!!!

    GO WARRIORS!!!!!


  370. d1shima:

    Rob25,
    Tanks fo' reminding me. I saw Ronnie's post earlier but nevah respond right then.
    I waiting on #1 son fo' find out about his schedule at that time. If he can clear 'em out, we going Boise. (sheesh! kinda hard to believe I'd be excited about that!)
    I jus' hoping he can give the "Go" while still get one pretty good fare.
    Anyway, I'll keep you folks updated. Hopefully by middle of next month will know...


  371. al:

    duffer.........yup, the pastries made it all the way to our bellies. thank you very much.

    whitey.....the sausage made it to the frying pan. haahhahaha.

    tks guys see you in two weeks.


  372. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Hi Rob25!
    Hi bhf2! Wow...I no can see... someone stay stirrin up da status quo!!! shhh... gotta fly undah da FL radar.... :mrgreen:


  373. d1shima:

    Eh koakane, bhf2.

    We nevah get da report on da grinds from yesterday.
    Spill it braddahs.


  374. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    duffer- you an family gonna come to da blog bash??? Puhleeze???


  375. Pauoa Boy:

    Right on for D-Low, hope he can get on the team. Would be cool to see him backing up J Kidd and learning from him


  376. d1shima:

    al,

    Wow.
    Maui muu calls - steady...
    Komoda pastries - solid...
    Sausage wen you come home - sizzlin'

    Whoa, in 2 weeks you might get hit wit da luggage charge even with jus wat you "carrying on"

    heheheh


  377. koakane™:

    bhf2 good to hea sjmacro got back to you. very busy with anniversary stuff if I hea from somebody at UH will call you.


  378. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    'k time for nitey nite and sweeeeet dreams!


  379. bighilofan2:

    wanna know something else about our coaches? really smart, especially Coach Mack. let me give y ou a for instance.

    1. he leaves da braddas back here to run da roost.
    2. he goes with the guy with the half million recruiting budget, whoze bringing 5 Tundra trucks full of equipment for about 550 kids. Lets see, 18 coaches. that equates out to two dozen kids per coach. the situation is such that its a win win for both JJ, SMU, and Coach Mack,UH. I wasn't sure how I'd feel about all that, but ST's pictures changed my mind.

    Thanks ST.

    And thanks too, JJ. So, when you like play us? We ready! No hard feelings, ok?

    In Florida, its 64 days to go.
    GO WARRIORS!!!!


  380. djmitcho:

    Congrats to D-Low. I was lucky enough to see him play live a couple of time the past 2 years. I gotta say that seeing the Makaha Sons play tonight has definitely be one of the highlights of my year so far. It's not very often that we get a Hawaiian group in Spokane.


  381. oldie:

    Stephen Tsai:

    June 26th, 2008 at 6:46 pm
    By the way, folks, Oldie is donating DVDs of all 14 games of the 2007 football season. He synchronized the videos to 1420’s play-by-play.

    Wow! Just saw this. I guess the pressure is on to deliver.


  382. koakane™:

    d1

    bhf2 got a cheese burga for his friend to go, then we went up to UH to see practice and den he left for airport. was at Sam Choy for maybe 15 minutes. latta I went to 7-11 to get ice tea. das was it. yummmmmm


  383. djmitcho:

    Rob25,
    I'm planning on making the trip down to Boise. I'm pretty sure I'll be there.


  384. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    djmitcho- glad you could get a fresh infusion of island sounds!

    ok. going sleep now.


  385. djmitcho:

    Ok, going to worship the temple of my pillows now. See everyone tomorrow!!


  386. gigi-hawaii ©:

    g'nite, folks.


  387. koakane™:

    going moe moe now foa real

    tomorrow is another day

    nite


  388. oldie:

    Oldie is donating DVDs of all 14 games of the 2007 football season.

    No, it's only 13 games. I didn't invent an extra game. 14th DVD has some of the TV specials.


  389. Kekoa:

    d-1 ~ Do you play keyboards, and drums?...or just the killer bass someone said you can grind some some sweet soul and R & B tunes on.


  390. Stretch:

    Howzit everyone - I've been away from the computer most of the afternoon and too tired right now to go through all the posts. At least I'll have something to do in the morning at work.. haha

    Re: Guests for the Party.
    ST - can you invite or talk to all the people who have taken the time to be a Guest Chatter on the blog. The Chancellor, JD, Coach Mack, the players, and whoever else. It would be a great opportunity to meet the people (in person) who helped take this blog to the next level!!

    Re: Current Count
    We are at 96 for people who emailed tsaikparty at yahoo. There are some who I know will come but still have not emailed me yet. Please do so soon, there is space for 29 more people. We will also need to leave some space for special guests so there acutally isn't much room remaining. I hope people don't get left out.


  391. WarriorMojo:

    Oldie = OP1966?


  392. Kekoa:

    Stretch ~ I got 2 more to add and paid for as of this eve, so it'll be in your email account in the morning. Things are looking smooth. It would be a crying shame if we had to sell ST's tickets to him at scalper prices huh?


  393. SteveM:

    Ralph -- I assume your internet connection is working since you are posting here tonight. Perhaps you should go to http://www.apple.com/downloads/ and try to download Safari 3.1 for PC.

    If that works, you can use Safari and use it to download FireFox too.

    Long work day again for me tomorrow so I won't be up to see your results tonight. Good luck!

    Good night everyone!


  394. homey unregistered:

    Ralph - can you reinstall firefox with the executable file you downloaded?


  395. addahknowjoe:

    What browser is Ralph currently using to read all these suggestions being made?


  396. homey unregistered:

    A-Joe - IE smoke signals.


  397. homey unregistered:

    Ralph - if you don't have the .exe file then let me know and I can email it to you.


  398. oldie:

    WarriorMojo,

    Oldie = OP1966?

    Huh??


  399. homey unregistered:

    Almost 400!


  400. homey unregistered:

    400


  401. homey unregistered:

    okay then, back to work. check you typists in the morning.


  402. bighilofan2:

    AJoe,
    you impress da heck ottah me, i mean wit da big wurds an all.

    nitey nite y'all. great reading DPK d1, mojo, homey LizK.
    very spirited.


  403. bighilofan2:

    btw LizK,

    flyin low wen stuff stay busted is fo da birds. junk kine birds. da equiment guyz now know at any given time there can be a equipment muster. gotta keep on da toes, our guyz are depending on all us to fix tings. for us.

    GO WARRIORS!!!!


  404. Wena:

    AJOE,
    Thanks so much for helping Bren and me yesterday with the t-shirts. I don't know how you can stand on your feet so long.


  405. Kekoa:

    BHF2 ~ Right on big braddah!...So you had to come all da way ovah from da promised land to da ceded lands to fix ekwipments! Ho dese peeps no can fix wadda fountain, nutting! Shame on dem! You wen check da soap inside da showah stalls? Make Colt proud by making shuwah his boyz get soap, no like 'em be moi leppo and come out with Ka'ki'o.


  406. Kekoa:

    Hi Wena ~ Are you coming to da blog bash? I don't think ST is, 'cause stretch nevah heard from him yet, about who and who is coming. Plus he forgot to grease his palm with some long green!


  407. addahknowjoe:

    Wena- It looks impressive but, I only stand when clients are around. Rest of the day I'm just like a sack of potatoes trying to balance on a bicycle seat.

    You and Bren are most welcome. It's always a privilege and an honor to help out those who pursue their passion in life.

    BHF2- Mahalo for making things happen with the twin Jugs machines.


  408. al:

    kekoa.....st is typically, fashionably, late.
    another one is robert k.

    those boys i tell you.


  409. al:

    bhf2....right on brother.
    can we call you "action jackson"???

    eh....pssst. get one new blog btw.


  410. chawan_cut:

    momotaro,
    do i know you? or am i that "famous"??? heh.


  411. Garret:

    bighilofan2,

    Thank you for taking care of the JUGS machine!


  412. Garret:

    The ATV accident cost that UCLA OL the season...and possibly his career. He really has hard luck with knee injuries.

    UCLA announced offensive tackle Sean Sheller will miss the season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament and the medial collateral ligament in his left knee. Sheller suffered the injury Friday while driving an ATV in Lake Havasu, Ariz.

    The redshirt sophomore was the projected starter at right tackle.

    Sheller (Walnut High) did not play in 2007. He suffered a tear of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee in fall training camp of 2006.


  413. Garret:

    I wish UH had rich alumni like this Oklahoma State donor. The amazing thing is that this donation is just the 2nd or 3rd biggest donation annonced this year to Oklahoma State.

    This fall, under the impression he was selling a west end zone football suite, Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder met with alumnus Malone Mitchell.

    As Holder was giving his usual OSU sales pitch, the one where the AD gives his vision of the future and talks about the athletic facilities he plans to build, Mitchell stopped him.

    "He interrupted me and said, ‘Look, here's what I have in mind,'” Holder recalled. "I about fell out of my chair.”

    What Mitchell and his wife, Amy, had in mind — with a few minor tweaks — came to fruition this month. The couple donated $57.2 million in stock to OSU, half of it to academics and half to the athletic department.


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