UH will reinstate Graunke

August 21st, 2008
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Quarterback Tyler Graunke will be reinstated to the team, head coach Greg McMackin said today.
He had been withheld from team activities since Aug. 4 because of "academic issues."
He resolved those issues this past weekend, according to his father, Jeff Graunke.
Because Graunke must undergo medical examinations and attend NCAA-mandated orientation sessions, he will not travel to Florida for the Aug. 30 season opener.
McMackin said he will take only three quarterbacks — Brent Rausch, Greg Alexander and Inoke Funaki.
“I’m happy for Tyler,” McMackin said. “He’s taken care of things, and will be able to play. ... (But) I wish he would have been eligible (for the first practice) Aug. 4, when the rest of the 104 athletes were.”

* * *

The Warriors held their first — and only — scrimmage of the preseason today at Aloha Stadium. To simulate game conditions, they piped in amplified "crowd" noise. The Warriors also unveiled their new ha‘a. On the down note, running back David Farmer suffered an apparent knee injury. He will undergo an MRI tonight.

* * *

One of the players told me that he felt the 2006 offense was the best in UH history. Statistically, it was the most pass-efficient offense in NCAA history. The key pass-catch figures were Colt Brennan, Davone Bess, Ryan Grice-Mullins, Jason Rivers, Ross Dickerson, Chad Mock and Ian Sample. The running backs were Nate Ilaoa and Reagan Mauia. The starting offensive linemen were Tala Esera, Hercules Satele, Samson Satele, John Estes and Dane Uperesa.
I imagine it could be argued the 2006 Warriors were the best overall. The defensive ends were Melila Purcell III and Ikaika Alama-Francis. Leonard Peters and Jacob Patek were the safeties. There was so much depth at linebacker that a healthy Blaze Soares was limited to a handful of snaps against Oregon State.
And Marissa Bonilla was a student manager.
Any thoughts?

* * *

Happy birthday to Ralph.

647 Responses to “UH will reinstate Graunke”

  1. Ogre:

    1st?


  2. TChahng [태한민국]:


    dos
    du
    Two


  3. Ogre:

    Man I gotta go to sleep. This is a record number of posts for me.

    Go Warriors!!!


  4. WarriorMojo:

    Top Ten, baby! Let's hear it for the night shift!


  5. HiFlyer:

    fif


  6. Ralph:

    top ten


  7. addahknowjoe:

    howzit!


  8. Ralph:

    anyone know if the US soccer team plays on tv this morning..watching softball on USA station, US losing to Japan 2-0 in the 4th, teams playing for gold


  9. protector:

    What a shame about Rick Taylor. I hope it doesn't get him down & he channels that enery toward being ready for Weber State & Oregon State.


  10. Ralph:

    USA playing Russia in women's BB on MSNBC at this time, just starting


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    [...] Victor Ozols wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerpt [...]


  12. Pomai:

    Carry over for the last blog:

    Garret if your thinking about a Blackberry, check out AT&T, I had to get a new phone the other day and noticed that they had the top of the line for $129.00 after the rebate, although it was with a two year contract also, but still 129 is not a bad price.


  13. Pomai:

    Well the second annual TSAI-KOS pik's begin, first up is da geko's
    in da swamp. If get an X by your nane that means you need to change your pik
    7    - 21    Hoohiki
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    49    - 35    TChahng
    51    - 10    pearlcityfan
    58    - 48    Pride
    63    - 49    Glenn
    63    - 12    homey


  14. al:

    14th


  15. al:

    ajoe.....it's fine. how's yours?

    btw, was yo faddah one of ka'u's finest?


  16. Pomai:

    It's a real shame that due to some people's greed(oil) that we only can have 65 players travel to the swamp.

    But even with that we will

    ROMP IN DA SWAMP


  17. Shannon:

    Too bad Rick Taylor won't make the trip... Talking to him after the Sugar Bowl, he sounded pumped up to make the trip...


  18. addahknowjoe:

    Al-

    Whew! Thank goodness your "it" is good.

    Yup. He was.


  19. Joel-Gainesville, FL:

    A day in the rain...
    Warriors may be swimming in da swamp with the formation of another tropical system that could make landfall next week. Check out http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/


  20. Hawaiianbod:

    20


  21. Pomai:

    I will pull a "Joe Willey" and garuntee da win in da swamp.

    Joe Willey


  22. Pomai:

    Wow now da HA server not letting us link anymoah???

    Joe Willey


  23. Pomai:

    One moah time LOL

    Joe Willey


  24. Hawaiianbod:

    Wow, just heard some somber news. One of my favorite RAIDER, Gene Upshaw, passed away this morning of pancreatic cancer. He was 63 years old.

    REST IN PEACE BIG GUY.


  25. Ralph:

    US playing Brazil in soccer, USA channel....0-0 first half with about 20 minutes in the half


  26. Ralph:

    Kai on the bench, Pia's doghouse...


  27. Ralph:

    Japan wins olympic gold in softball, beats USA 3-1


  28. Pomai:

    Wow we wen lose to Japan, dem buggahs must be good cause we had a pretty good team this year.


  29. Ralph:

    and this is probably the last year the Olympics will have Women's softball...


  30. Joel:

    Florida fans beat Georgia fans as the most obnoxious.
    Click http://www.ajc.com/blogs/content/shared-blogs/ajc/bradley/entries/2008/08/21/ranking_obnoxious_sec_football.html


  31. Pomai:

    Another WOW, I just saw the guys time for the 100m, someone get coach Mac his phone number. It was 9.69 which is nutz


  32. MeiLing:

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    I hope I can find someplace in town to watch the UH-FL game. :(

    GO WARRIORS!!!
    Great personal stories about the players the past few days.

    GO WAIPIO!!!


  33. Pomai:

    If you use his 100 time he could run a forty in 4.2


  34. Pomai:

    Granted track speed is not the same as game speed, so I don't know if he'd be that good on a football field, but he sure would be fast. LOL


  35. djmitcho:

    Good Morning Tsaikoland. Hope everyone has a good day. Gotta get ready to go do some more jury duty. So esme and out!


  36. Ralph:

    USA and Brazil tied after regulation, OT...Brazil has the speed and dribbling skills, USA need a bit of luck...Kai hasn't played any minutes...


  37. NYUH:

    http://www.tvfromhawaii.com/schedule.htm

    Just testing the link.


  38. Ralph:

    Princess Leila are you watching this game?


  39. Ralph:

    USA scores in first OT, Lloyd from a yard outside of the box, left footer turn around shot to the far post


  40. Ralph:

    Kai enters the game with 5 minutes left in OT


  41. Stretch:

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Too bad Javonte wasn't able to get his paperwork squared away earlier so he could have had more time on the practice field. I hope he can pick things up quick and help out the team.

    Reminder, PIgskin Pigout tonight if anyone interested in going. Koakane will be warming up early at O'Tooles while waiting for Murphy's doors to open.


  42. Ralph:

    after first OT USA up 1-0. second OT to start (15 minutes) no golden goal.


  43. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Ralph, I bet you didn't sleep a wink.


  44. Ralph:

    USA wins 1-0, Kai takes off her jersey top and walks around in her pink and white sports bra...


  45. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Yay for USA!


  46. gigi-hawaii ©:

    So does USA now have the most medals?


  47. Ralph:

    time for a nap before going to work...


  48. Bulla:

    good morning Tsaikos,

    have a productive day :)


  49. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Because of Robbie Dingeman's article in today's paper, I am discarding all re-used plastic water bottles.

    Carcinogenic chemicals leach into the water, so never re-use them.

    Look on the bottom of the bottle. If there is a 1 or a 7 in a triangle, toss the bottle.

    2 in a trinagle is okay.


  50. gigi-hawaii ©:

    triangle


  51. Loa:

    morning gang!

    Ralph - thanks for the soccer updates, caught part of the first half before had to leave
    also congrats to the womens vb team and good luck to Brian Clay

    well as Stretch would say today should be another productive day at work

    everyone have a safe and happy day


  52. bighilofan2:

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere!

    9 days to da game.

    this time next week I'll be flyin~~~ woot wooot!

    Go Warriors!!!


  53. Shannon:

    gigi: Day by day, someone has new information on what is gonna kill us next. Seems like EVERYTHING causes cancer anyway... Too much BBQ on the charcoal grill get carcinogens, now cannot even drink from a water bottle that doesn't have the original water that came with it? Sheesh! Next thing you know, air only blowing westward will cause cancer...


  54. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Shannon, I know what you mean. haha


  55. Shannon:

    bighilofan2: Have a fun, SAFE trip! Wish I could go but I'm still on "probation" with the wife for going to New Orleans...


  56. bighilofan2:

    Coach Ron,

    I know its going to be tough. Nothing worth fighting for is ever tough ~ they're always really really tough.

    Thats why great things are worth fighting for.

    Go Warriors!


  57. Shannon:

    gigi: So I look down at the bottom of my 1.5 liter water bottle... it has a #1 in the middle of the 'recycle triangle'... good thing for my wife & kids I have life insurance.


  58. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Shannon, you went to the Sugar Bowl? Did you meet any Tsaikos there?


  59. bighilofan2:

    Howzit Shannon.

    Garrett,

    thanks for blogging with us! you always find the greatest stuff to share....

    Darolyn Lendio,

    howzit sistah! okay , its official. Stinky Sadowski
    has delayed the fix for one full week. He wen hire one lawyah. But we knew he was gonna do this from 10 days before, right? We neva know what wuz going be his excuse, and in her letter Karin wen make like she can make samoa excuses as she gets deze dreams in da middle ah da nite ~"reserves her right." How about my ... left??? We've had over 2 weeks to figure things out, get all the ducks lined up... You gotta admit, since her letter, we've had 7 days to think about this. Since I posted the challenge letter, this blog (yesterday, today) get plenny great stuff about how this should go down.

    the General Counsel on this blog an elsewhere include Ralph, Tom Mui, Duster, Garrett, we went back and researched the 7/22 article in the other paper, read the complaint letter, seen Hamocon's professional license, yada yada....

    @$$ like me saying Darrolynn Lendeeoh, UH General Counsel... you know who I mean, right?

    our opinion is Karin Holma is full of storm and fury and .... nuttin else.

    our opinion is you gotta make the call. not next month, not next week, NOW. and if you like somebody else make the call, like HAFFNER, then tell HAFFNER, MAKE THE CALL!

    wat... you gotta have anodda meeting with your associates? gotta have one more meal for due process?

    our opinion is someone gotta make the call. so make the call....

    the weather is coming...

    wat.... you need someone fo make the paypah??

    what we need at Richardson Law School is an emphasis on developing speedy strong safeties who tackle with a special emphasis on slammin da opponents head on da sidewalk... lookin good, sounding good, no nuff. da public opinion about UH is... the place is full of junk slow peeps. SB $$, frenz helpin frenz, Herman Frazier, June Jones, hell, its been 9 months of trying for get da positives back.

    The Ching Cooke Field Fix is a positive...

    I shouldn't take it personal? hell, stallin da Ching Cooke Field fix is PERSONAL!!! Its our team!
    Warrior Nation reflects on all us, the big shots to the homeless. DO YOUR PART...

    Go Warriors!!!


  60. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    http://chriscooley47.blogspot.com/2008/08/rookie-show-2007-part-1-ode-to-joe.html

    This is fantastic- what life might have been like for Colt under "Gibbs"!


  61. 702WarriorNation:

    Todays HA Editorial Blog: What's the point of high school sports, anyway?
    Interesting editorial and punch line:

    Otherwise, it’s just entertainment. And entertainment doesn’t deserve one million of our hard-earned education dollars. It doesn’t deserve a nickel.

    Wonder if the editorial writer/board looking at minimizing our WB Blog too?

    http://editorial.honadvblogs.com/2008/08/11/whats-the-point-of-high-school-sports-anyway/#comments


  62. 702WarriorNation:

    Sorry but the editorial blog was dated August 11- my error.


  63. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Aloha Kakahiaka!
    Have a GREAT DAY, Ka Kou!


  64. 702WarriorNation:

    LizK,
    Must be getting excited with travel/game soon eh?
    Wife and I enjoyed sitting next to you at the SB and know that you will have a great time with the Warrior group in da swamp.
    Are you planning to post live from the game to let us know the happenings in and around the group as well as the game?
    Mahalo!


  65. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    http://www.redskins.com/news/newsDetail.jsp?id=37926

    "For coaches, players and fans alike, the Carolina game is going to be as close to a regular season game as can be in the preseason. "

    If we see Colt on Saturday... well... it will have great implications.


  66. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    This is what I'm lookin for- teammate views about Colt.

    Murf interviews my 2nd fave "Skin- Chris Cooley:

    http://www.homermcfanboy.com/

    Be honest, did you guys want to be here tonight?

    “It’s hard to prepare yourself when you know you’re only going to play one quarter,” Cooley said. “You know, we didn’t gameplan the Jets - at least, as far as the players go. We practiced against our defense all week and we didn’t practice against the 3-4 look offensively. I know our defense didn’t prepare very much for them. Like I said, you know you’re only going to play a quarter. You know when a quarter ends you’re going out, so it’s hard to get in a mental state to get fired up to play hard.”

    So what are you guys hoping to accomplish during that one quarter?

    “I think our biggest goal is to just do what we want to do and to have a great drive,” Cooley said. “We did put one nice drive together and move it down the field. We had a penalty there that moved us back in the redzone and we didn’t score a touchdown, but I think we felt confident that we put a good drive together with our first team.”

    Well, an ugly win is still a win. Talk to me about that ending.

    “It was exciting. I was happy that we could have such a successful two minutes, and it’s fun to see Colt [Brennan] throw the ball,” Cooley said. “Even the guys on the sidelines are excited to watch Colt pass. I was surprised that they didn’t just go for the touchdown. I was surprised that they went in to tie it up in a preseason game. It’s different that they went for the overtime shot. I thought that they could get two plays at the endzone, but that’s them. We had a good time though. It was exciting and we had everyone up on their feet.”

    You mentioned Colt Brennan. What do you see from the kid?

    “Colt has a lot of confidence,” Cooley said. “Colt said to me on the sideline ‘As soon as I go in, I’m going for it.’ He wants to throw the ball down field. He’ll make smart plays, but he also wants to throw the ball down field. I think it’s good for a young quarterback to have that confidence.”


  67. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    702WarriorNation- high five! Sugar Bowl was really fun- surrounded by Tsai-kos! I have lots of work to do before I leave next Tuesday So I'm not even thinking about the game yet- except for practicing my typing on the iPhone.
    Do hope to blog some color about the atmosphere in the game- and am now thinking about water proofing options!
    Hiya to your lovely wife too!


  68. Shannon:

    gigi: Yeah, I did...the infamous Rich2176 and ST... I probably met more throughout the week but I was often heavily intoxicated...especially AFTER the game... =(


  69. 702WarriorNation:

    LizK
    Looking forward to your 'color'.. try ZipLock for the iPhone
    Oh yeah- great info on Colt and hope you continue to post them while on the trip too..... ENJOY!
    Hey, maybe you might see him along with the 808phins too.


  70. Pomai:

    I think I wen perdic dat da Coltser was goin be da #2 by mid-season, but aftah dis next game I might change my mind. GO COLT do your self proud.


  71. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    702WarriorNation- I "invited" Colt and the Warrior alumni in the area to "join us" - Colt's Website board:
    http://coltbrennan5.proboards103.com/index.cgi?board=talk&action=display&thread=14

    WooHoo!
    HIHO!


  72. Maverick:

    Morning Warriors!
    1st- shout out to our ohana in Florida ( I believe Ted is still our only FL. blogger) and Texas Ohana. The rain won't stop. Keep your inflatable water wings on, and don't drive. Should be safe.

    So, most likely with the short roster count on travel, Blaze will forfeit his offer of going to make room for an active player?


  73. Maverick:

    Liz- Betcha Colt & Alumni posse would drop everything if they can to attend that game. Tebow Might even want ANOTHER autograph from Colt with his new # 5 on it. lol


  74. ewagirl08:

    Thanks Liz for the updates on Colt. I enjoy your posts to hear how Colt is doing


  75. madeinhawaii:

    Liz,

    Maybe you guys should try to invite him personally through the redskin's website: http://www.redskins.com/fanzone/emailredskins.jsp


  76. madeinhawaii:

    Hmmm is the blog server acting up again? Everything on my browser looks strange.


  77. gigi-hawaii ©:

    I went to Colt Brennan's site and saw Liz's invitation to watch the Warriors/Florida game. People would be so excited to see him!


  78. gigi-hawaii ©:

    ST, what you say about the 2006 team being the best team might be true. And the 2006 schedule was better than 2007. But, hey, we went undefeated last year, and there is no denying the euphoria.


  79. gibu:

    Good morning ST and tsaikos.

    I think 2006 had the best roster talentwise. I think it would have had the season to remember if we had McMackin as the dc though.


  80. Stephen Tsai:

    Well, Stretch, I'm going to have to pull a Koakane tonight. I guess my kids decided to read the pamphlets, and apparently people with diabetes aren't supposed to consume alcohol. Anyway, they told me to mention it publicly so that if anybody sees me drinking that they have to "rip it out of me."
    Ouch.
    Then again, if I don't drink, maybe I won't inadvertently bid $15,000 for JJ's motorcycle.


  81. gigi-hawaii ©:

    ST, I have never seen you with a beer. At the parties I attended, I saw you holding a diet pepsi.


  82. madeinhawaii:

    Gibu,

    I have to agree with you on that. 2006 was the best collection of talent for any one season at UH. As good as Glanville was for UH, defensively, McMackin's coaching style may have been a better fit with the defense less prone to injuries.

    Of course we'll never know. But, the next few seasons look very promising as well. We shall see, eh? We shall see.

    I'm excited for 2008 and onward!


  83. Stephen Tsai:

    You are getting sleepy ... sleepy ...
    Now, when I snap my fingers, you won't remember seeing me with an apple martini ...
    SNAP!


  84. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Stretch, I am presently drinking ice water from the Tsaiko glass you sold me. I am eschewing plastic ware for now.


  85. gigi-hawaii ©:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RALPH!


  86. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Was a pic of you with an apple martini ever posted? I remember that was hear-say...


  87. chawan_cut:

    that's sad. i was hoping rick taylor would be able to go home and play against his former teammate. also in front of his friends and family.
    damn the gas prices.


  88. myki:

    Happy Birthday Ralph! ! !

    Have a great one. Get some rest today.


  89. gibu:

    madeinhawaii: Yah coach mac would have fit in a lot better.

    Come to think of it, if we had coach mac and we went undefeated in 06, we wouldn't have seen the hook and ladder and famous statue of liberty plays when boise upset oklahoma. it would have been hawaii upsetting the sooners :-P


  90. tom mui:

    Aloha Gang:

    I mailed out the following this AM to Dr. McClain with a copy to Ms Lendio, the UH's attorney:

    Dear Dr. McClain:

    I have read with great interest the letter protesting the above-bid submitted by RMY Construction, Inc. submitted by the attorneys for CO-HA Builders, Inc.

    I do not represent any construction company. I am probably typical of a UH football supporter and alumni.

    My analysis of the matter is probably the same, I would hope, of that of Ms. Darolyn Lendio and her staff of attorneys.

    1. RMY Construction has an AC contractors’ license. It may perform any class of work except that which requires a specialty license.

    2. No specialty license is required for the installation of synthetic turf as there is no such license listed in the law.

    3. While the Contractors license board may have decided informally to adopt such rule for the installation of synthetic turf, by requiring a specialty license, none has been approved by the governor and the director which is required by Section 444-4 of the Hawaii Revised Laws.

    4. The Licensing Board though its Executive Officer has been quoted that the proposed rule was “informal” and “nonbinding” and was only a “guideline” for state agencies. To become a Rule which would have the force and effect of law, the Board must comply with Section 91-3 HRS. This has not been done

    5. The purpose of adopting or amending the rules is for the protection of the general public and not for the purpose of eliminating competition.

    6. While CO-HA Builders cite the case of Okada v. Board of Water Supply, 97 Haw. 450 et seq., the case is not applicable, for unlike Okada, no specialty license is required for installation of synthetic turf.

    7. Point II of CO-HA Builder’s objection was that RMY failed to list a licensed specialty subcontractor. But there is no such thing as a legal specialty license. CO-HA points out that Sports Turf Hawaii will be doing the “real” work and claims that Sports Turf Hawaii does not possess any contractors’ license. An examination of Exhibit “D” of CO-HA’s submission clearly shows that Logan Hamocon has a general (contractors) license and that Sports Turf Hawaii is a trade name.

    8. Interestingly, even though Okada may not have had the specialty license complained of, the Court did not allow the contract awarded to Okada be cancelled as it would “not be in the best interest of the public”.

    9. In the Okada decision, the Court in footnote 3, quoted Section 103D-302(b) HRS where compliance in naming all the joint contractors or subs was not complied with, “bids … may be accepted if acceptance is in the best interest of the State…”

    There should be no doubt that the best interest of the State would be best served by the immediate authorization of the turf on the Cooke-Ching Field. The interest in the University of Hawaii’s football team has been amply demonstrated and the field is a pressing need recognized by the Governor and the Legislature and even by the University’s own administration who has taken the position of getting the facilities fixed as a high priority.

    Very truly yours,

    Thomas L. Mui


  91. jm2375:

    ST - I'm sure your loyal subjects will keep an eye on you. But hey, wouldn't JJ's Harley make a good belated bday present for brother Mike? :D Maybe you can get the management to pay for it. It's tax deductible right?

    Kekoa - no forget leave plenny lefovas in da fridge OK? I get mean late night munchies. :lol:


  92. jm2375:

    whoops. I mean, my kid gets the munchies. Yah that's it. :mrgreen: That's my story and I'm sticking to it.


  93. tom mui:

    Re: 91, if it were not for BigHiloFan, such an effort would not have been accomplished. It took a lot of time and effort on his part to get this movement going.

    If any Tsaikos can, drop a line to the UH and let them know how you feel.


  94. Pomai:

    Good one tommui, sounds like your still on da bench!!!


  95. midori7:

    Good Morning Tsaikos!

    Happy Birthday Ralph!

    The 2006 team was AWESOME! One of my favorites! Watched the '06 Fresno St game a couple of weeks ago.

    Hope everyone has fun at the Pigskin Pigout!


  96. Manoa:

    Statistically, the offense was just about ideal for the running game in the run and shoot. Nate was running at a 7.6 yards per carry clip (June's at least 7 yards per carry benchmark), and I believe we scored over 25% of our TD's by running.

    If you can average over 7 yards running and score one fourth of your TD's running (we also met June's standard on 1st downs rushing), June pointed out that the defense cannot ignore the run.


  97. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Interesting letter, Tom.
    My letter to the editor re the same topic has not been published. I emailed it on Sunday. Wonder why they chose not to publish it.


  98. Stretch:

    Stephen Tsai:
    August 21st, 2008 at 8:13 am
    Well, Stretch, I’m going to have to pull a Koakane tonight. I guess my kids decided to read the pamphlets, and apparently people with diabetes aren’t supposed to consume alcohol. Anyway, they told me to mention it publicly so that if anybody sees me drinking that they have to “rip it out of me.”
    Ouch.
    Then again, if I don’t drink, maybe I won’t inadvertently bid $15,000 for JJ’s motorcycle.

    Koakane is OFF the wagon so I guess you are drinking tonight!!


  99. sjmacro:

    Thank you BHF2 and Tom Mui. Let's go UH decision makers :!:


  100. Stretch:

    Tom Mui - great letter. I am glad someone is able to disect the protest letter and do research. All the legal lingo is above my head. Thanks


  101. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Tom,

    please send your letter to Island Voices of the HA editorial page.


  102. Stretch:

    Happy Birthday Ralph!!


  103. Maverick:

    Couldn't agree more about the '06 team. They had balance on both side of the ball, with a running game and a defense that could smack around any opponent. They were multi-dimensional,as the opponents didn't know what to expect.
    One theory though, If the defense played Glanville's scheme under Coach McMackin, would they give that extra little bit of oomph for effort. It has been in print that many of the D guys couldn't relate to Glanville's personality, and that can come out as negative output. But that 3-4 defense is brutal for any College level team and takes a special athlete on the line, such as Ikaika Francis & Mel Purcell to cover the larger area.


  104. Garret:

    Happy Birthday Ralph!


  105. Maverick:

    I would also bet a shiney coin that any of the WAC coaches would agree with the '06 team. It was lights out for most of them.


  106. Maverick:

    And yes, HAPPY B-DAY Ralph. You fall on the same day as my brother. Leo's rise to the occasion.


  107. tom mui:

    Who is juggling the post numbers? - I meant my message #90!


  108. Garret:

    Thank you to Bighilofan2 and Tom Mui for their hard work to help get the Cooke Field mess straightened out! Both have been working hard not getting paid for any of their services and we owe them out thanks!


  109. FloridaTed:

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

    Tom Mui, bhf2,

    Excellent work by our top notch Tsaiko Lawyers, glad we have you on board. Amazing talents populate this blog.

    Tsai-Meister,

    I would have to agree that the 06 offense was the best ever. The games they'd lost, they beat themselves, but I think this years defense will be better and will keep us in all games we play. Won loss record will be determined by how fast the O will come around.

    The 06 offense, combined with the 08 defense, would have gone undefeated in 06, imho.


  110. Garret:

    BSU picked their starting QB. Their top 2 QBs are a senior and a freshman and they chose the freshman as their starter. Sounds like UH will be dealing with this QB for the next 4 years.

    Chris Petersen ended months of speculation Wednesday, announcing that redshirt freshman Kellen Moore will start at quarterback for the Boise State Broncos to open the season against Idaho State on Aug. 30.

    Moore battled senior Bush Hamdan for the starting role through the spring and fall camps.

    Petersen thinks Moore may be farther along than any freshman in the program's history. He will become the first freshman to ever start the opening game of a season for BSU. Hendricks started the eighth game his freshman year.

    "He's different certainly than any of the young guys I've seen, as far as how far ahead mentally he is in the scheme of things," Petersen said. "I can't wait to watch him play. I think he has a tremendous feel for the game. It's nice.

    Moore set just about every passing record in Washington high school football history. He led Prosser High School to a 12-1 record as a senior, racking up 4,269 passing yards to go with 67 touchdowns and only seven interceptions.

    "He's one of those guys who gets the ball out in a hurry," Petersen said. "He can feel that rush and the ball comes out when he's being rushed. He uses his backs and his check downs really well. He's got a little bit of Brett Favre in him when he's trying to fire something and you're like 'whoa, where did that come from?' Brett Favre will get those in there and he will too."


  111. koakane (iphone):

    mr. tsai not to worry I will keep an eye on you or better yet we can watch out for each other. you get the drinks and I do da ripping bwhaaaaaa

    tell your keeds if they read everything on the internet about our health we should not be even drinking water because it maybe a cause cancer. not take any inoculation shots that may keep children from getting chickenpox or polio because it has caused ADHD in children. studies showed they used a type of mercury in the medicine.


  112. Garret:

    Florida update: They are NOT practicing today.

    The University of Florida football team gets a rare day off today after practicing twice on Wednesday.

    Florida is now in the mode of preparing for the season opener against Hawaii which is now just nine days away.

    The Gators are still looking for someone to step up at one of the defensive tackle positions; Lawrence Marsh should start at the nose but the other tackle position is still up for grabs. In fact, the Gators will probably employ a 3-3-5 alignment at times as well depending on down and distance.


  113. Garret:

    Feature on UH in the Idaho Statesman.

    "The defense is going to be the face of the team, and rightfully so," said senior linebacker Solomon Elimimian, the WAC preseason Defensive Player of the Year. "We have to step up on defense."

    McMackin likes the talent on this defense so much that he compared it to the Miami defenses he coached in 1993-94 - defenses that were ranked No. 1 in the nation.

    "If this group isn't close to that one," he said, "then I haven't seen one."


  114. oldie via hand-me-down iPhone:

    Hi Tom!

    Thanks for all the time and effort you are putting in on behalf of the Warriors. Great job!


  115. koakane (iphone):

    tom great letter to mclain and lendio

    hope it rattles some cages so da field gets fixed

    I will toast to you, bhf2 and da addahs tonight...more den once


  116. Jason:

    That 2006 team was awesome, definitely a very talented team with amazing efficiency on offense. But the thrill of an undefeated regular season was something special, too. I'd throw in 2005 as well, just to show how much the team grew in those three years.

    Happy birthday Ralph!


  117. (Jesse) James:

    Good morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes....

    Geez, Ogre, you were up early...my God man.....

    Tom..Awesome letter. I agree with your assessment of the procurement laws and case law. Great explanations to President McClain. Hopefully, they'll get it.

    Kelli ... High maintenance?? LOL

    Lefty...Logan Tom actually has local ties....so we could say there are 5 Hawaii women on the VB team (even though only 3 played for UH).

    GO WARRIORS!!!


  118. LizKauai [Believer]:

    Tom Mui- Mahalo.

    Mav- Joel from Gainesville is another FL Tsai-ko...

    HIHO!


  119. (Jesse) James:

    Happy Birthday Ralph!!!

    Ahhhhhh....the 2006 team. They were awesome. And that's the same year the Tsaikos started talking on this blog....even better....


  120. LizKauai [Believer]:

    oops-

    HAUOLI LAHANAU, RALPH!


  121. (Jesse) James:

    ST...only $15,000 for JJ's bike....dang, wonder if I can call in a proxy bid to Stretch tonight......


  122. oldie (via hand-me-down iPhone):

    Appreciate the efforts of all the Tsaiko lawyers. Great to have them on our side.


  123. Stretch:

    (J)J - don't forget the 10% bidding and handling fee if you win


  124. Jack Flash:

    Tom Mui, Big Hilo, and everyone else- MAHALO!
    You guys really "walk the walk."
    Papa Leahy was right- we're special.
    Wait- that came out a little wrong but you know what I mean.
    Auryte!


  125. (Jesse) James:

    Just a reminder gang…the first Tsaiko TVgate of the year will be held on August 30th at the bright and early hour of 6:00 a.m. Yes, that’s right, UHFan808 and jojo….6 in the morning…LOL.

    Anyway, we have reserved one half of Genji’s for this viewing. So far, 33 people have made RSVPs for the event. If you haven’t RSVPd yet, please let me know. The cost will be $20 but you get an all-you-can eat breakfast buffet. The bar will also be open for those who wish to imbibe.

    So, come and watch our Warriors as the play in The Swamp with a bunch of crazy Warrior fans. All are welcome to attend, and if you’re a lurker, just come on in, we don’t bite…well, maybe DPK does…j/k….

    2008 WARRIOR FOOTBALL SEASON OPENER

    UH vs Florida

    GENJIS

    6:00 a.m.

    Menu is as follows:

    Miso soup
    fresh fruit
    muffins
    scrambled eggs
    vienna sausage
    SPAM
    portugese sausage
    Genji fried rice
    steamed rice
    endless coffee

    Come out and enjoy the fun, friendship, food, family, and football….

    See Steve M’s site for more details and contact info to make the RSVP.


  126. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    mornin all,

    i agree, 2006 was great. but then again so was 2007...and so will 2008!!

    go warriors!


  127. (Jesse) James:

    Stretch - Fee??? I don't know of no stinking fee....MWAAHAHAHAHAHA

    I guess I'd have to call you because if I called KK, I might be bidding $150,000.....MWAHAHAHAAHAHA


  128. madeinhawaii:

    btw- Tom Mui,

    Excellent letter - clear and concise.

    I almost want to say ... "even an UH upper campus administrator could follow it."

    But my wife won't let me.. ;-)


  129. Kekoa:

    Tom Mui ~ That is a triple *WOW* letter my friend! If there ever was any doubt from the administration that we fans didn't care about Mr. Sadowski's intent to disrupt the start of construction, I do believe you have dispelled them.

    Mahalo for your contribution.


  130. jm2375:

    Tom Mui - great letter. Thanks for all your efforts. Hope this gets the attention of the those in charge. Agree with gigi - please copy the letter to ALL the media outlets, TV included.

    Happy birthday Ralph!


  131. duffer:

    Aloha Tom,

    Great letter! Let's see if I have some Maui Wowie to send to you. The chocolate version, not da odda kine!

    Happy Birthday Ralph. My son also sends his best wishes.


  132. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Jack Flash:

    August 21st, 2008 at 9:22 am
    Tom Mui, Big Hilo, and everyone else- MAHALO!
    You guys really “walk the walk.”
    Papa Leahy was right- we’re special.
    Wait- that came out a little wrong but you know what I mean.
    Auryte!

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Tom and bhf2,

    I couldn't have said it better. Tom, you are gentleman and a scholar. bhf2, you da man. You make our lil blog proud!

    GO WARRIORS!!!


  133. Stretch:

    duffer & kekoa - the brain damaged g-nalo and sleez ate lunch at Tiffany's yesterday. I asked how come they never go down Watercress and g-nalo said he forget. stooooopid!!


  134. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    hey JESSE,

    sent you an email regarding my attendance. total of 3 if you can. onegaishimasu!

    thanks


  135. KL:

    The 2007 defense was superior to the 2006 defense with more effective schemes and game day D play calling by Mack. Mack put it all together. The 2007 offense was almost the equal to 2006 because Colt was more effective despite an inexperienced line. and all of the WR's were healthy. The sum total is that the 2007 team was superior to 2006 and the record and team statistics bear this out.


  136. Stephen Tsai:

    By the way that commentary from "Stephen" in the editorial blog was written by Stephen Downes. I'm not exactly sure what he does other than he's a Damien grad and that his brother Patrick is Frank DeLima's joke writer.

    We have a guy who has my first name at work. He works the inside desk, and whenever we don't publish the name of the third-string water polo goalie then we get angry calls from the goalie's parents. One day a parent got abusive, and namesake yelled, told him to come on down, then he said his name was Steve.
    And, so, I'm wondering, why is a third-string goalie's dad trying to pick a fight with me.


  137. (Jesse) James:

    Iwonderwhytheyhateme....You did?? Can you try sending information again. Not sure if I have you marked down. Just want to be sure the count is accurate. Thanks.


  138. Stephen Tsai:

    Don't forget that Sunday is our giveaway day.
    Everyone except those on the UH coaching staff and the guy I SMU'd are eligible.


  139. gigi-hawaii ©:

    ST, can I live with you? My neighbor is pressure washing his patio floor and the noise is horrific.

    Well, at least, his stupid dog isn't barking.


  140. (Jesse) James:

    ST...gonna buy JJ's bike and give that away??? AUUUURRRYYTTTE....I don't have to bid tonight then.... MWAHAHAHAHAHA


  141. Garret:

    Mauk's lawsuit seems to have prompted the NCAA to review his appeal for a 6th year...despite already rejecting his request twice and terming their last rejection their "final rejection".

    There's still a chance that Ben Mauk will be the starting quarterback for the University of Cincinnati this fall.

    The NCAA agreed on Wednesday to re-hear Mauk's appeal for a sixth year to complete his four years of eligibility.

    Mauk passed for 3,121 yards and a school-record 31 touchdowns last year in leading UC to a 10-3 record.


  142. (Jesse) James:

    Oh oh...ST, better watch out for hubby since gigi wants to live with you now.....:mrgreen:


  143. Kekoa:

    jm2375 ~ Today the Tsaiko Playhouse is sponsoring an Open House. Plenny leff ovahs from Maui. I forgot to mention the omiyage from Duffer was authentic Portuguese Sausage. It was made from the secret recipe of the original settlers in Up Country Makawao.

    No make any kine! Clean as you go! Oh...and take something, leave something, K?


  144. gigi-hawaii ©:

    James, I don't know which is worse:

    living on a street where the bus stops in front of your house or

    living on a street where the neighbors make a lot of noise.

    grrr


  145. Stretch:

    gigi-hawaii ©:
    August 21st, 2008 at 9:51 am
    ST, can I live with you?

    You sure?? You have to deal with watching ST walk around "HIS" house only in his BVD's.


  146. (Jesse) James:

    gigi...or living on a street in Foster Village....MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA


  147. Kekoa:

    KL ~ ...and your point is??


  148. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Stretch, ST in his BVDs wouldn't bother me. But if he decided to wear one of my muumuus, that would bother me.


  149. (Jesse) James:

    gigi...it's 10 o'clock in the morning. People need to get work done around the house including pressure washing sidewalks, mowing the lawn, cutting trees, vacuuming, doing carpentry work, etc. All of this involves some form of noise...It can be irritating but that's the price we pay for living....MWAHAHAHAHAHA


  150. (Jesse) James:

    gigi...you haven't seen ST's BVDs...mwahahahaha. Not that I have but I've heard some stories....MWAAHAHHAHAHA


  151. Stretch:

    gigi-hawaii ©:
    August 21st, 2008 at 9:51 am
    My neighbor is pressure washing his patio floor and the noise is horrific.
    Well, at least, his stupid dog isn’t barking.

    If you had a job where you were out of the house, you wouldn't hear all the noise. I think people would complain if your neighbor did this on a weekend when everyone wants to relax.


  152. Garret:

    This writer thinks that Fresno State is overrated.

    I went back at looked at Fresno’s last five years and found that while there are some historically powerful teams on past schedules, there are few wins against good teams and very little to show for such a solid rep. Since 2003, Fresno State’s biggest win came over 9-4 Boise State in 2005—a conference foe. When they step outside of the WAC, the Bulldogs’ biggest win was over an 8-5 Oregon State squad.

    This begs the question: why do they have such a solid rep from ESPN and the mainstream media? Well, they did beat 1-10 Washington in 2004, a Kansas State team that won four and five games in 2004 and 2007, respectively, and they have bowl wins against a 6-7 UCLA team in 2003 and a 7-6 Georgia Tech team in 2007. Not exactly murderer’s row.

    Look, I am not anti-Fresno—frankly I am rather apathetic towards them—but this rep that they will play any one at any time apparently comes from playing once-dominate programs when said schools were bad and, in some cases, downright dreadful.

    It seems to me that - much like Charlie Weis and Notre Dame - Pat Hill and Fresno State have earned their respect by losing in a tight game to USC—which says a lot about the Trojans, I suppose. While Hawaii and Boise State schedule cream puffs and wind up in BCS games, the Bulldogs play in the late-December Diamond Nut bowl which nobody’s watching.


  153. Kekoa:

    Gigi ~ I'll be attending a wedding reception at the VA hall in Foster Village soon. Can we move the party to your house after 10 PM?


  154. LizKauai [Believer]:

    http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Site=M1&Date=20080821&Category=SPORTS0201&ArtNo=808210803&Ref=PH&Profile=1032&Params=Itemnr=4#gallerytop

    Nice logo!


  155. gigi-hawaii ©:

    James, the only solution to this maddening noise is to shut all the windows and turn on the a/c.

    I hesitate to do that b/c our HECO bill was $395 last month.


  156. Garret:

    Article on Florida.

    But can the defense, which lost its best player to the NFL draft, stop anyone?

    You know what might save the defense? A favorable schedule: depending on what you think of Florida State, Tennessee could be the only true road test. However, we wouldn’t rule out teams like Hawaii and South Carolina coming into the Swamp and pushing the Gators due to UF’s inability to stop the pass.


  157. Stretch:

    Liz - I like your taste!! I am sure A-Joe agrees!!


  158. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Kekoa, after 10 pm, I'll be in bed and hubby will be at the gym so I guess you can have the living room all to yourselves.


  159. Garret:

    I work at home all day and there are times when people are making a LOT of noise--neighbor's kids, grounds people at the park behind our house, etc. However, it never bothers me...my office environments were even noisier places with the coworkers and students talking all the time. Lots of time I was one of those at the office that were talking story too, so it is probably quieter now since I'm home by myself most of the time during the work day.


  160. Garret:

    Article about the South Florida Sun-Sentinel guy whose blog I post a lot of news about Bess/Samson/Reagan here.

    As deadlines get earlier, travel and space budgets get slashed, and teams get more secretive, the problem only gets worse. We have more access to readers before — we have let them storm the gates (through comments at the bottoms of stories and blogs). And we are operating in more platforms. For instance, I do radio, TV, a blog, etc. Yet we have less access to teams, to get the information that makes us experts. So my fear is that we know less, and yet we are asked to provide more. That’s a troubling combination.


  161. Stephen Tsai:

    Sometimes I walk around the house with only my DVDs.


  162. gigi-hawaii ©:

    hahaha ST


  163. Stretch:

    Stephen Tsai:
    August 21st, 2008 at 10:13 am
    Sometimes I walk around the house with only my DVDs.

    I always wondered why they have that small puka in the middle


  164. al:

    yawn.
    too much olympics this morning. good thing i didn't know about the soccer game.

    so ajoe, a family member knows your family after all. (ummm, doesn't everyone in ka'u know each other?)

    2006 vs 2007? hmmmm.

    06 had the most nfl talent of any class in uh history.
    07 had many great players and did cause the most "rise" in all of us because of its march to the sugar bowl.
    06 had a great offense, probably the best ever.
    07 had a great defense and had it not been for a turnover prone offense would have given up the least amount of points in the past decade.
    like others have mentioned, 06 was straw that stirred the cocktail.
    07 solidified the legacy that was created by 06.
    its a toss up. every season has its great moments and significance.

    now, enter the mack era! this is going to be just an amazing ride.

    ...nuff said!


  165. Stephen Tsai:

    "Burn Notice" is Dan Kelly's favorite show.
    It stars Gabrielle Anwar.
    Remember her from "Scent of a Woman" dance scene?
    Anyway, she also starred in the movie, "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken," as a recent blind woman who rides diving horses at carnivals. There's a scene where she trains by jumping from a platform onto the moving horse. Well, when my daughters were young, they wanted to be her character. So they'd stand on the couch, and their dad — that's me — had to crawl on all fours while they jumped on.
    But I digress.


  166. Stephen Tsai:

    I bring up "Burn Notice" because it's on USA Network right now.
    Gosh, don't you love afternoon practices?


  167. al:

    and then?
    gigi publicly asking to shack up with stephen?
    wena....what? you going allow this or is dis reason fo' beef?


  168. Stephen Tsai:

    Al:
    I remember during the 2005 season when Colt thought the offense was starting to click. Colt, Davone and Ilaoa were very confident. They also were largely ignored. Back then, nobody asked for their autographs. I remember you could talk to Colt for a half hour after practices and nobody was around. Sure was different at the end of last seaosn.


  169. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    gigi-hawaii ©:

    August 21st, 2008 at 9:59 am
    Stretch, ST in his BVDs wouldn’t bother me. But if he decided to wear one of my muumuus, that would bother me.

    ____________________________________________________________

    The muumuus are reserved exclusively for the use of gigi and homey.


  170. al:

    happy birthday ralph!
    (didn't you just celebrate several months ago?)


  171. Garret:

    The Olympic sprinter Bolt has made Texas Tech's coach think about recruiting in Jamaica.

    "I got to be honest, I've been thinking about recruiting Jamaica since I saw that stuff," Leach told hosts Andrew Siciliano and Krystal Fernandez. "I've been to Jamaica and let me tell you something ... here's the extent that I've thought about that subject, there's approximately 2.8 million people in Jamaica, which is approximately the size of the state of Iowa or Kansas, or the city of Houston.


  172. Garret:

    Georgia Southern opens the season at Georgia, which is of course expected to a blowout. Now Georgia Southern just suspended 8 players...the game will be ugly.

    Georgia Southern football coach Chris Hatcher announced Wednesday a one-game suspension for five Eagles and a two-game benching for three others to begin the 2008 season because of unspecified violations of institutional rules.

    "Depth was already going to be a problem this season," Hatcher said. "All the guys we're losing were good players."


  173. tom mui:

    JM2375:

    please copy the letter to ALL the media outlets, TV included.

    If you think it is worthwhile... does anyone have fax numbers or e-mail addresses?

    OTH, if you personally know the recipient, perhaps you could send it to him/her/them.


  174. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Happy Born-ON Day, Ralph.


  175. Jack Flash:

    ST- What the? Horsies and DVD's? Kinda straying off course today huh?! Hahaha.
    BTW- A friend of mine who's been diabetic all his life (and did the buds instead of suds) found out some years ago that it was actually ok to drink alcohol up to a point. Next thing you know, we're having Margarita parties at his house every night...


  176. Stephen Tsai:

    In October 2005, Wena arranged for Colt and Graunke to visit a school fair. It was the day after a game, but they were great, signing autographs and playing basketball with the kids.
    The next year, Colt, Davone and Grice-Mullins showed up. You're not allowed to advertise, so they showed up unannounced. Again, not a very big gathering.
    Then last year, the folks asked: Hey, where's Colt?
    We had to say that you had him for two years and nobody was excited.


  177. Maverick:

    ST- Fruit of the Loom DVD's ? haha

    I would only need the mini-discs to hide the "U know what"


  178. Stephen Tsai:

    Jack Flash:
    Well, it's a good thing I'm not going to stay in El Paso between the Utah State and New Mexico State games. There's a place in El Paso that has 32-ounce margaritas.


  179. al:

    yup, in 2005, we must all remember that colt did struggle with the offense and wasn't as calm, cool, and collective as he was in 06/07. less we forget the regurgitated matter strewn about the field turf?

    with that in mind, let's all give brent rausch our complete understanding and patience that it ain't gonna happen overnight. we need to be mindful that it will be like watching grass grow.

    i say this because the hawaii fan can be quick to jump to conclusion and quick to jump off the bandwagon. (remember the timmy chang booings?)

    another
    ...nuff said moment!


  180. Stephen Tsai:

    The best thing about Fruit of the Loom DVDs are the comments section.
    Am I the only one old enough to remember the talking Fruit of the Loom ads?


  181. Nelson from DC:

    I hope da' Warriors do a Buster Douglas on Florida State and punch them in the mouth before they realize the season started. Frankly, I think that's the only chance we got - to get them down early and hope like heck they don't get up again. And please, keep Tim Tebow off the field. Even if it is just so I don't have to hear the announcers hyping him.

    Somebody always gets shocked in their first game of the season. Heck, it's happened to us (was it Appalachian State?). Now it's our turn to shock the world.

    Can you tell I'm getting fired up?


  182. Stephen Tsai:

    I think people should beat the Christmas rush and get Brent Rausch's autograph now.
    That way on Dec. 22, we won't have people we haven't talked to in years asking us to get him to autograph three footballs.


  183. al:

    mr. mui,

    once again you have proven to be the sage of this blog. i have always held you in the utmost respect and today, again you have made light of the complicated to those who needed to know as well as to right the right.

    mahalo!


  184. Maverick:

    Pops Leahey mentioned lastnight about his concern with Rausch's physical structure. Might not be enough meat holding them bones together for some of the defenses he will face this season


  185. Stephen Tsai:

    Nelson:
    I guess you mean Florida.
    I think Florida State would be surprised if it was false cracked by UH.


  186. al:

    i never bought a fruit of the loom bvd.
    i was always afraid of the talking banana.


  187. 3-Prong:

    Stats prove that 2006 was the best UH offense ever. Not so sure about the defense though. Need to think about that one. Tomey/Wags put together some great defenses.


  188. Stephen Tsai:

    Mav:
    Pops forgets that the last two skinny UH QBs are in the NCAA record book.


  189. Stephen Tsai:

    So how did the U.S. softball team lose?


  190. Maverick:

    If I had a talking banana, I could sell my singing frog and quit my day job.


  191. Maverick:

    Nice and comforting to know that we have 3 top rate QB's ready to see action. How long has it been since UH has had this depth ?


  192. Mike:

    Burn Notice is great, but somebody needs to buy Gabrielle Anwar a meal. I'm waiting for the final season of the Shield to start.

    In any case, Big Bro needs to get off the couch because he has a department meeting at school in an hour and a half.

    BTW, I've been informed that my reporting skills were lacking this week. Let the official record show that Wena and Brenda were at Heather Mack's clinic. (I told Wena that she can't be a Tsaikette if she's already a Tsai...)

    Bobby C. should bid on JJ's bike. Guy gets free use of a Harley and he picks a Sportster?


  193. Stretch:

    Stephen Tsai:
    August 21st, 2008 at 10:39 am
    So how did the U.S. softball team lose?

    sounds like a gigi question, so you get a gigi answer. Japan scored more runs then the US.


  194. al:

    haha...maverick, can you imagine if graunke was in the mix?

    hey wait, perhaps the staff knew it would be down to this?

    say no more!


  195. al:

    u.s. stranded too many runners. also, can you spell U-E-N-O. she's the pitcher who had pitched the previous two-three games in a row. all guts that girl.

    i think japan was more hungry for the win. u.s. looked flat.

    it was that samurai mentality, typical of japanese nationals and old school way of thinking in their culture.


  196. Stephen Tsai:

    Well, Wena gave up her football manual from the clinic, so I guess it goes into Sunday's giveaway pile.


  197. Maverick:

    My thoughts still wander adding Tyler to that mix, and thinking that would be the ultimate dream for any coach/team.

    As a parent, I feel bad for all the fans that are slamming him for what happened. In a way, it's very selfish on their part, but the team did lose out too.
    I can't imagine what his parents are going through, since football is such a talent for him, and seems that's what brought him to Hawaii. I mentioned before, I wish him the best to finish what he starts with getting his degree.


  198. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    JESSE,

    yeah sent again. but if you dont get it, mark me down for total of 3. thanks again!


  199. bb:

    for some reason there is an autographed picture of kat osterman in my office. i dont even know how it got here.


  200. gigi-hawaii ©:

    what is Graunke's major?


  201. (Jesse) James:

    Mike...Bobby C. rides a Sportster?? Didn't know that. I would have gone for a Springer Softail....

    I just can't imagine Bobby C. riding with that peanut tank in front of him...MWAHAHAHHAHAHA


  202. Rob14:

    Happy Birthday Ralph! ((HUG))

    FYI, when you blow out the candles on your cake, can you wish for a win in the swamp!

    Gigi - BVDs or DVDs results in overexposure no matter how you look at it! Plus, it could be just as noisy at his house if he's doing his lion roar.


  203. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    al,
    Your post 179. Agreed. I hope that Rausch and company can rack up a few more wins than they did in '05.


  204. 2left:

    The 2006 team had the most talent and was the best ever --except in the W-L column. I think the difference is that Colt and the WRs learned how to win in 2006, and applied that in 2007. The last incompletion at Alabama and the last bounced pass against OSU -- those are completions in 2007. Now, whether the 2007 team would have had the talent to be in the position to win those games is another question . . .


  205. A-House:

    Many special "kudos" to BHF2 for spearheading the "legal" effort to get the Cooke Field turf installed and to Tom Mui for his excellent letter to McClain. It beats back every point made by "you-know-whos" attorney who, apparently, did not do the research done by our 2 legal-beagles to point out what is fact. Learned a long time ago that "footnotes" in most, if not all, cases, is where you find the miniscule info to defeat future challenges.

    BTW, BHF2, see you in 8 days at the Golden Corral!!!!!!!!!!!

    And, to Ralph, "Happy B-day" and many more to come!!!!!!


  206. Stretch:

    I hope the weather improves. Right now, it looks like there are some clouds hanging overhead. It better not rain or else it will be a wet Pigskin Pigout.


  207. Rob14:

    Our family definitely found Colt approachable...always...but especially in '05 when no one was noticing his electric personality. He parked near our tailgate and was always smiling and gracious with the kids. We knew that he was a winner then and knew the program was headed for big things starting with him. It's not always that easy to find a team leader with all the right traits, but luckily we had him for three years.

    Rausch should be given the same chance. The team has to face "real" opponents and be under the lights to more fairly evaluate them. I always feel that is when we see the chemistry start to develop.

    Go Warriors!


  208. Nail:

    2006 hands down....Just too bad we couldn't combine years of players like...
    Pisa, Ulbrich, Leonard, Sol or Mouton, Peters, Nate Jackson,
    Sopanga, Ikaika, Purcell, Laboy
    Klemn, Samson, Noa, Vince, Hunter


  209. Rob14:

    Stretch - Make ST do a shot of CR! Do it about 10 minutes before JJ's motorcycle goes up for bid...then I can try to win something good on Sunday.

    **So much for cleaning house Sunday**


  210. Jason:

    gigi: The next time hubby goes to Ward to watch a movie, tell him to get you a pair of Bose noise-cancelling earphones. That way, you can work at your computer in your bikini Stephen's BVDs mu‘umu‘u while listening to ABBA Yanni in silence.


  211. lopaka43:

    Aloha, Tsaikos!!

    Pomai - Please remove the "17 - 49 Lopaka43" from your predictions for the swamp. I should have used the block quotes to make it clear I was just reporting what I found some "Hawaii" fan posting on the SwampGas forum. I thought it strange somebody from Hawaii said he was looking for to the licking that we are going to get from the Gators. That was his estimate, not mine. I am hopeful for a close hard fought game, but am worried about our offense's ability to perform without having game experience as a unit.
    James - I sent you an e-mail response to the TVgate at Genji for three (3). Please make sure we are on your list.

    And back to lurking and working.


  212. 702WarriorNation:

    ST your #136 reference my #61 on the editorial.
    Didn't think it was written by you since you always proudly place your surname to items you write(exception when all/most HA writers showed 'staff').
    Just thought after I read the other 'Stephen' editiorial, a Blog Editorial writer would not stand behind his/her name by writing their surname.
    Also noted that he did not write his surname after his previous editorials too. What you gonna do with guys like dat.

    bhf2, Tom Mui,
    Great effort and like your letters, emails etc.
    Looking forward to seeing UH Admin. response/action to this delaying tactic on Ching/Cooke Field by you know who.


  213. al:

    jason.....i thought aunty gigi said she don't go movies and life is a bore?


  214. Rob14:

    You are quite right al...

    gigi-hawaii ©:

    August 20th, 2008 at 7:16 pm
    Koakane, don’t let my blog fool you. We are struggling like everybody else. No forget, hubby’s boss treats us to dinners out. Besides, that is our ONLY source of entertainment. We don’t go to the movies, opera, concerts, night clubs, etc., that much.

    Dinner is nice, but I need other forms of entertainment...Football, Tsaiko Karaoke, etc. It's not always about food. (Did I just say that?)


  215. al:

    oh well rob14....i was just gonna ask you if you felt like some pake buffet next week.


  216. g-nalo:

    duffer & kekoa - the brain damaged g-nalo and sleez ate lunch at Tiffany’s yesterday. I asked how come they never go down Watercress and g-nalo said he forget. stooooopid!!

    i did forget and sorry, but there was some extenuating circumstances that added to my memory loss. not caused it mind you but added to it. :-)

    btw - when you enter Wailuku from the backside of Kapalua, MORE worse all lost.


  217. Jason:

    I said for hubby to go get it, not gigi. She rarely goes out, but sometimes Mr. gigi goes to the movies.


  218. g-nalo:

    oh wait......i porget again.......

    g'day all Tsaiko's and happy birthday Ralph.


  219. HiFlyer:

    Happy birthday Ralph

    Tommui very nice letter and all of you others that helped BHF2 find the info about Cooke/Ching field protest, THANK YOU.


  220. Committed Road Warrior:

    Good day Tsai-kos,

    Ayyyyeeee!!!! I wen ride my bike around campus today for get some stuff done and about halfway to the Parking/Transit Office the shift cables snapped right out of their plastic casing.....I no can shift the gears to a lower position. It's unfortunate because I was riding in good stride when they snapped and wen I had to stop at one stop sign then try to pick up speed again, I couldn't. Get plenty resistance on the pedals, tiring me out easily.

    I was huffing and puffing all the way to Parking/Transit then huffing and puffing all the way home (~1 mile away).....plus I get one storage crate attached to the back of my bike and it was full of textbooks and stuff li'dat. AND it was 105 degrees outside 8-] .


  221. al:

    g-nalo you did what?

    drove from kapalua to wailuku on the back side!
    i went from kahului thru wailuku to kahakuloa bay last week on a mission to see a client but you what. yikes. kind of a hairy but scenic route wasn't it?


  222. Jack Flash:

    Its a good day for a stadium practice- hot.
    Wetting down the field should simulate some of that Florida humidity.
    How's the team holding up?


  223. al:

    gnalo
    anyway i prefer tiffany's too. food is more reasonable and the staff is better looking....er, they give better service. wait a minute what am i saying here.

    although watercress has some unsually tasty stuff.

    i guess cuz whitey has a lot of acquaintances at the latter. that's why they went there, mwahahahaha.


  224. chawan_cut:

    stretch,
    i was worried about the same thing. rain rain go away.


  225. Joel:

    The Gators are being pummeled by Fay. Click http://radar.weather.gov/ridge/radar_lite.php?rid=JAX&product=N1P&loop=yes

    Will Hawaii do the same? or Miami? or Tennessee? or the SEC? No chance...


  226. Stretch:

    al:
    August 21st, 2008 at 12:41 pm
    i guess cuz whitey has a lot of acquaintances at the latter. that’s why they went there, mwahahahaha.

    from what I observed, he has a lot of "acquaintances" all over lower main AND he didn't have to drive to the next stop.


  227. Pomai:

    Can you believe only 9 more days
    Well the second annual TSAI-KOS pik's begin, first up is da geko's
    in da swamp. If get an X by your nane that means you need to change your pik
    7    - 21    Hoohiki
    10    - 7    99club
    17    - 14    UKU@LA
    17    - 35    GGma
    17    - 59    Calvin from Kona
    20    - 17    Hawaiianbod
    21    - 17    Ralph
    21    - 10    tom mui
    21    - 14    stacyj
    23    - 21    hawnstln
    24    - 17    bighilofan2
    24    - 21    Pocho
    24    - 20    Esme:
    27    - 24    NYUH
    28    - 21    Da Punchbowl Kid
    28    - 24    Kekoa
    28    - 27    LizKauai
    29    - 24    A-House
    30    - 28    Unkanesson
    31    - 24    Committed Road Warrior
    31    - 30    3-Prong
    31    - 27    FloridaTed
    31    - 17    Pomai
    31    - 28    islandballerz
    31    - 21    las vegas
    33    - 30    koakane
    33    - 31    BG
    34    - 24    Pauoa Boy
    35    - 32    longdistance808
    35    - 34    James
    35    - 28    HiFlyer
    35    - 24    curveball
    35    - 31    Merv
    35    - 38    jm2375
    37    - 34    Koauka
    38    - 35    702WarriorNation
    41    - 38    Jack Flash
    41    - 40    UHfan808
    41    - 35    al
    42    - 35    MasaBoy
    44    - 38    d1shima
    45    - 35    Ronnie
    49    - 35    TChahng
    51    - 10    pearlcityfan
    58    - 48    Pride
    63    - 49    Glenn
    63    - 12    homey
    63    - 12    homey


  228. koakane (iPhone):

    gnalu and sleeze were at dat nude beach.....Makena bwhaaaaaa


  229. (Jesse) James:

    Iwonderwhytheyhateme - Got your e-mail and added you to the list.

    G-nalo - started that early in the day eh?? Man, and I thought Stretch and KK were bad...MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    al - Not aunty gigi, granny gigi...MWAHAHAHAHAAHA

    Stretch/chawan...it's been raining off and on downtown today....sun has come out now though...hopefully it will dry up by tonight....


  230. al:

    stretch,
    and its thursday....golf day for the white one.
    that's always dangerous.


  231. Mrs. A-House:

    BHF2 -

    Can't thank you enough for your continuous and relentless efforts in getting the installation of the synthetic turf done NOW ! It would be our pleasure to invite you to be our (A-House ohana) honored guest at the Golden Coral next week.

    Tom Mui -

    Superb letter (post #90) ! ! It said it ALL and it said it exceptionally well ! Kudos to you !

    Ralph -

    Best wishes for a very happy birthday ! Nice to mix the happiness and excitement of your birthday along with the exhilaration we all feel of Hawaii athletes (adults and youngsters) doing so well at the Olympics and on the Little League level.

    Florida Ted -

    Thanks for the heads-up re need for rain gear at THE game. Only positive about high humidity is that it's good for the skin. Looking forward to meeting you at the GC CC.

    Pauoa Boy -

    Happy to hear that your back is feeling better...so much so that if you could contribute at da swamp, you'd be right there in the mix.

    Rob25 -

    I have added Frank to my daily prayers, as well as you and your family. That's my small tribute to you and your husband for the loyalty and sacrifice service personnel and family make to keep America strong.

    LizKauai -

    Haven't kept up with lurking too well lately, but hope your Mom is doing as well as can be expected. She and all of the following loved ones are in my daily prayers.

    ST -

    Same for your sister, ST.

    Kekoa -

    Same for your grandson, Kekoa.

    Rainbow Cliff -

    Same for your son, RC.

    Addaknowjoe and Addaknowsports -

    Welcome back from your trip! Hope you took plenty pictures. Between the two of you...your pics are fun and definitely one-of-a kine.

    D1Shima and family -

    Safe travels as you assist #2 son get settled at Linfield. Best wishes on his continued successes both in the classroom and on the football field.

    MasaBoy -

    Please rouse from your slumber... Mama is getting antsy and wants to eat lunch with you, talk story and bake some butter mochi with you. BTW, he felt the UA UH shirt fabric that A-House bought him and ooohh-d and aaahh-d at the quality of the material.


  232. duffer:

    Mrs A-House

    And how about us Tsai-kos from Maui????

    No messages?


  233. Curt:

    Al,

    Great comments about being patient with Brent Rausch. I remember the boos Timmy Chang received and also the fans chanting for Colt when Tyler Graunke was struggling. Sometimes, we show no patience and no class. My guess is that it might take a little while before the offense gets in sync. Hopefully sooner than later.


  234. Stretch:

    MasaBoy -
    Please rouse from your slumber… Mama is getting antsy and wants to eat lunch with you, talk story and bake some butter mochi with you. BTW, he felt the UA UH shirt fabric that A-House bought him and ooohh-d and aaahh-d at the quality of the material.

    you can always make the butter mochi and give to me.


  235. duffer:

    BTW,

    Does anyone have two tickets together they'd like to sell for the Weber St. game......on the UH side?


  236. al:

    mrs. ahouse,
    if masa don't want to get up, too bad. i will take his place.

    let's see... pahke's for some stuffed taro duck and original local style chow fun sounds good.

    butter mochi........whoa!


  237. homey ⑤:

    Just did like ST, but instead of a DVD I used the spare tire of the SUV.

    Good afternoon everybody!

    I pick the 2006 team...for offense.

    Hi Tsaikettes!

    al - what about the Pho? A-Sports?


  238. A-House:

    Mrs A-House:

    Am I on the Honored guest list too? nah, I gots to pay the bill!!


  239. madeinhawaii:

    DPK, al,

    A few of the big differences between the 2005 team and 2008 are that we have a capable back up in Inoke, as well as a JC tested/proven backup in Alexander. We also have an improved defense package with depth in all the key positions.

    The defense should be able to contain most of the Warrior opponents to keep Hawaii in the game and present the offense with a number opportunities in each game to win.

    Offensively, we have a new qb and receiver corps but the plays are pretty much the same, maybe simplified with a few new wrinkles, but proven effective when executed properly.

    If the gators stick to the Georgia plan of blitzing, then Hawaii needs to nickle and dime them for first downs and make them pay. Quick short pattern plays which all three quarterbacks should be proficient at. The real questions will be if the receiving corps can catch without intimidation and get some yards after each catch and if the O-line can open holes big enough for the ground game to explode off the line.

    All in all, I expect the Warriors to do an outstanding job in the WAC. I just wish Florida was at the end of the season.


  240. (Jesse) James:

    Butter mochi....???? MMMMMMMmmmmmmmmm


  241. Mrs. A-House:

    Duffer -

    Solly...Maui-no-ka-oi ! A shout-out to you and Whitey for being the perennial hosts to Tsaikos traveling to your beautiful island ! You should mention to the owners of Tiffany's and Watercress restaurants that you are giving them free advertisements on the blog. That should entitle you to a couple of free dinners, at least.

    Hi to Keyton, too. Hope he had a great summer and is looking forward to another great school year.

    Whitey -

    Anticipating your post wondering why you are not in the collective mix...thanks very much for your misoyaki butterfish recipe. You folks coming to the Weber State Tsaikogate, right ? A-House is busting out the rock cod that he set aside for the get-together. We're going to cook some this weekend for MasaBoy as a tune-up and a taste test. Ho boy...can't wait...I just LOVE misoyaki anykine...


  242. al:

    curt....you are right. sometimes we fans can make big time royal a*s!

    i remember the year timmy got booed, i ran into his dad levi, and we spoke of it. his dad would have a tear in his eye. poor timmy, the guy who could have gone to many a big time program out of st. louis, but chose to live out his dream of being a warrior, was subjected to the lolo's who call themselves local boys.

    but, my hats off to both timmy and levi (who by the way was part of the officiating crew at every home game) because they took it like real men and like men of strong character did not lower themselves to the lolo's level.

    i hear you, curt!.


  243. homey ⑤:

    Stretch - I recall going to lower main in Maui with some personnel from the County Clerks office. I wonder if whitey knows them? Never mind, he probably does.


  244. al:

    homey, i didn't forget. i was just testing to see if you were lurking.

    phe, phi, pho, phom.....i smell the blood of a


  245. al:

    ahouse....no get jealous, eh.


  246. (Jesse) James:

    homey...whitey is the mayor of Maui...that guy knows everybody...almost like Kekoa, KK, and Pride.... If you know them, you know the entire state already....


  247. Stretch:

    homey ⑤:
    August 21st, 2008 at 1:22 pm
    Stretch - I recall going to lower main in Maui with some personnel from the County Clerks office. I wonder if whitey knows them? Never mind, he probably does.

    if whitey don't know, then duffer does.


  248. al:

    mrs. ahouse.....no forget to add a couple of dashes of sake or mirin to your misoyaki sauce. okay, more than a few dashes is good and marinate for two days minimum.

    rock cod rocks!

    nowadays the boss cooks em in the toaster oven.


  249. homey ⑤:

    al - If I filled in the blanks then I would be #2 on ST's SMU list.

    (J)J - forgot to mention that this was in the early 90's so whitey was the young mayor back then. And just think the drinks were already $20 back then too! What is it nowadays? A Benjamin?


  250. Mrs. A-House:

    Curt & Madeinhawaii -

    Thanks for the gentle reminders to NEVER, EVER boo any of our beloved Warrior football players. We common men/women on the street will never be able to understand or appreciate what blood, sweat and tears these young men expend unless we have "been there and done that". Pauoa Boy has played the game and so has MasaBoy. They know first hand what it means to play your heart out...win or lose...but give it your best each game.


  251. g-nalo:

    g-nalo you did what?

    drove from kapalua to wailuku on the back side!
    i went from kahului thru wailuku to kahakuloa bay last week on a mission to see a client but you what. yikes. kind of a hairy but scenic route wasn’t it?

    yep, scenic indeed and the classic coast scenery, everyone should see it granted once will do. :-)

    was afraid we'd miss our flight had we backtracked to Kapalua, Kaanapali, Lahaina, etc.. so we took a chance and kept going around and its not THAT bad a ride. roughly 10 miles, single lane, and more curvy than Hana, but the road surface not bad.

    Kahakuloa Bay is beautiful and no wonder people live there, our 3rd person wanted to stop for pictures.


  252. Hawaiianbod:

    butter mochi?mmmmmmmYUMMY!!!!!!!

    Hi Mrs. A-House! Have a safe trip to the swamp. Kalua some gay-tor meat!


  253. Curt:

    madeinhawaii,

    From my recollection when I attended the Sugar Bowl, Georgia actually did not seem too blitz much. They appeared so successful with their base defense that there was no need to blitz. If you recall, it was their defensive ends that were busting through all night. We tried to run shovel passes and screens but none of it worked. So Georgia dropped 7 players back to cover the four receivers. It really was difficult because I think Colt was looking to throw down field (like he's doing now with the Redskins) but it was hard to find an open receiver with the defensive ends zeroing in on him.


  254. homey ⑤:

    So...is Jason dating?


  255. FloridaTed:

    A-House Family and all the other Tsaikos,

    I'm really looking forward to meeting you all at the Golden Corral. That will be like a shot in the arm for me. Wish I could be at the game.


  256. Stretch:

    UH Football Event Downtown Cancelled

    The Warrior Football Kickoff Rally scheduled for noon, Friday, August 22, in Tamarind Park at Bishop Square in Downtown Honolulu has been cancelled.

    University of Hawai`i football players were previously scheduled to attend but UH received an NCAA ruling that their participation was prohibited since the event was to be held at a commercial property.

    I seen the headline on the UH website and at first thought it was the Pigskin Pigout. What a relief, it is the pep rally that was schedule tomorrow.


  257. g-nalo:

    gnalo
    anyway i prefer tiffany’s too. food is more reasonable and the staff is better looking….er, they give better service. wait a minute what am i saying here.

    although watercress has some unsually tasty stuff.

    i guess cuz whitey has a lot of acquaintances at the latter. that’s why they went there, mwahahahaha.

    yep, we know what you mean on staff ....... even though lunch time, we spocked a few.


  258. Ralph:

    Bighilofan2 read tom mui's post on 90.....both of you are doing a wonderful job, keep on trucking and tsaikos are backing you all the way.


  259. duffer:

    Homey,

    The County Clerks Office.....???

    U sure wasn't the Mayor's office...


  260. Stretch:

    homey ⑤:
    August 21st, 2008 at 1:33 pm
    So…is Jason dating?

    maybe that's why he is not posting today??!!?? hmmmmm


  261. Hawaiianbod:

    Howzit Homey! Re 237 LMAO! You're just being too modest.


  262. homey ⑤:

    Stretch - What? And I was planning to drive out there for the rally!


  263. Hawaiianbod:

    Better check the monorail at Pearlridge.


  264. homey ⑤:

    duffer - was the guys who do the elections on Maui.

    H-bod - After 10 steps I was "tired".


  265. Jason:

    I have a dinner date with three beautiful young ladies tonight — my three nieces, along with my Mom, sister, and bro-in-law. We're celebrating the middle niece's 8th birthday a little early. :-D


  266. (Jesse) James:

    I think Jason is actually planning for his date...getting the cologne, buying deodarant, grabbing a single blade razor....MWAHAHAHAHAHA


  267. FloridaTed:

    At Florida the most important thing for the Warriors, especially early in the game, is the avoidance of turn-overs at all costs. If not, it could be deadly.

    The defense will certainly surprise the heck out of them, they have no real respect for our players and think themselves far superior. If we can keep it close by halftime, our offense will gain confidence and our D will be more and more fired up.

    If this plays out as hoped, the Gators might just get nervous enough to make some mistakes on their own. They have a lot of young freshmen players starting and I don't care if they are 5-stars, experience matters.

    We have new players, granted, but they have experience and maturity. So, avoid turn-overs and we have a legitimate shot for the victory. What they don't know is that we have quite a bit of speed ourselves this year. Man, I can't wait !!!!!!


  268. homey ⑤:

    H-bod - or maybe Jungle Fun at Ala Moana.

    Was just looking at Taylor's speed in the 100 meters. A little faster than the fastest woman. I wonder what Randy Moss' time would be if he concentrated on the 100 meter sprint?


  269. Hawaiianbod:

    Happy Birthday Ralph!


  270. duffer:

    Homey,

    With Jeff K?


  271. Hawaiianbod:

    What about the glow put at Pearlridge?


  272. homey ⑤:

    Jamaica, having such a small population sure has a lot of fast people.

    China on the other hand, has over a billion people and should be dominating the Olympics in 2012...medal-wise. But then again, India, also with over a billion people shoud be dominating too. I guess they aren't interested in Olympic sports or dominating the world. How many 7-11's are there in India?


  273. Wena:

    Just got done reading this blog.
    Steve...what are you doing at home with the DVD's? huh?
    And Gigi???? You can come live with him. I haven't worn a muu muu in a long time. He might like that look.
    And what is happening on Sunday? What give-away? No...he can't give away the Heather football clinic book away. I was scribbling notes in there that probably didn't make any sense. I wrote "SMASH" and ""Fish hook" in there...
    no... that is not up for grabs on Sunday.


  274. homey ⑤:

    duffer - who preceded the current county clerk? I forgot his name.


  275. madeinhawaii:

    Curt,

    Hopefully the Warriors have studied Georgia's tape over and over again and then several time more to correct the deficiency that allowed them to be bulldozed like that. Cause if the O-line can't keep the ball for more then 4 downs, the D-line won't be able to keep up their intensity through the 4th quarter.

    FloridaTed,

    I agree. Avoid those turnovers. But they really will have to get those first downs. They need to exercise patience and avoid the costly mistakes in the first half.

    I wonder though. When the Warriors beat the Gators, will they say that Florida had a bad day and give a million Fay excuses or will they boost Hawaii's stock and give credit where it's due?


  276. homey ⑤:

    Wena - ROTFLMFAO! Raging hormones huh!

    Ralph - HAPPY BIRTHDAY! What, late 30's?


  277. Stretch:

    ST - BUSTED!!!


  278. Wena:

    Happy Birthday Ralph!!!


  279. Apu Kalamansingh:

    Homey,

    that 7-11 comment is offensive.


  280. da princess' classmate:

    r. moss about the same size as lightnin bolt...in his prime moss and if he was training specifically for the 100 would be a good race for bolt. but man, this kid is amazing, can't wait to see when he starts focusing specifically on the 100, he could probably do a 9.59 or lower. if he were for da usa, he'd probably get as much love as da human dolphin.

    hope the golds start flowing in the coming days for our locals. natasha kai-check, let's keep it going bown/willoughby/ahmow-santos/berg/tom, clay stanley-kaiser pride :), b clay, etc, etc. and no can 4get about da little ones at the LLWS, go waipio :)

    8days+ --- hope it's super humid at da stadium, get dem boyz good and ready for da swamp.


  281. Hawaiianbod:

    Au'ryte Wena!


  282. Stretch:

    I hope that the offense can count to 2. The snap count needs to be changed up once in a while to keep the linemen and ends off balance. Even during practice now, it is still always on one.


  283. homey ⑤:

    MIH - I think for the o-line it comes down to technique. The o-line has the physical and mental abilities but if you don't have your technique down then anyone can blow by you.


  284. Wena:

    I gotta go now. The preschool kids will be waking up.


  285. J-Dog:

    Who thinks that if Tyler took care of business that he would hands-down be the starter?


  286. homey ⑤:

    Apu Kalamansingh - why is it offensive?


  287. (Jesse) James:

    ST - I guess you didn't ask permission from Wena to give away that book....tsk tsk tsk...I'm ashamed of you....MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    MIH/Curt - I agree with the O-line assessment for the UGA game. I do think though that we were already at a disadvantage when we were in the shotgun during 90 percent of the game. That allowed the DEs to line up a little farther outside. With our Tackles not being able to move back quick enough to cut off the speed rush from the outside, it was a long day. Being in the shotgun allowed UGA to be very agressive since they knew the pass was coming the entire day.

    If they have Rausch line up under center and actually run the ball a few time to keep the D honest, it may take away some of the rushing capabilities of the FLA D....

    Just some thoughts, although I do agree with both of your assessments.....


  288. Koauka:

    2006 Warrior Offense, hands down statistically the best!


  289. Stretch:

    J-Dog:
    August 21st, 2008 at 2:10 pm
    Who thinks that if Tyler took care of business that he would hands-down be the starter?

    I would agree with that statement BUT coulda, shoulda, woulda, unfortunately it's not going to happen. No sense second guess having Rausch as our QB.


  290. homey ⑤:

    J-Dog - I think not hands down the starter but a good chance to be the starter just based on past history.


  291. homey ⑤:

    Apu Kalamansingh - are you part Filipino part Indian?


  292. Stretch:

    isn't Kalamansingh a type of tree??


  293. J-Dog:

    Not second guessing. Just thinking out loud. If Rausch works out, looks like this will be another of many interesting stories of how things happen for a reason. Heck, the story of how we ended up getting him from Coach Morrison's word of mouth is interesting in itself.


  294. da princess' classmate:

    2006 was da best, and it ain't close due to da hogs up front.

    Tala, Satele, Satele, Estes, Uperesa - all got (or will get) looks in nfl camps

    KAS, Sauafea, Estes, SAtele, Steinhoff - as much as i loved their effort, just can't compare. probably wasn't their fault, i mean how much technique did DM teach them??

    need to get me some St. louis high school tapes from da 90's to see what kind of offense we'll be expecting.


  295. J-Dog:

    I think you guys are talking about calamansi


  296. BigWave96744:

    SportsHawaii's Kapakahi just called me from Cali.

    USC is currently running their intra-squad scrimmage.
    I think it's probably in the 4th quarter.
    There's around 12,000 folks in attendence.
    $6 for a cup of soda
    Band plays fight song after every 1st down or score.
    Small kine fight errupted on the sideline right before half time.
    Abe Markowitz is wearing #50

    I wonder if Barry is up there.


  297. homey ⑤:

    Stretch - ahhh, so that's where the Kalamansi fruit comes from.


  298. (Jesse) James:

    J-Dog...I agree that TG would have been the starter had he taken care of business....but like Stretch said, woulda, coulda, shoulda.....he didn't do it and I think, even if he were able to get back, he's lost the respect of his team for basically failing them.....as well as himself....

    homey ...agree with the technique issue. After discussing it with a couple of Tsaikos who have a lot of pride in Warrior Football, it seems like the O-line, at least what I was able to witness, wasn't low and centered enough in their stances....which is a key to O-line. Also, when dropping back to pass block, they seem to drop back in a wide stance which slows their back-peddle...sort of like waddling - i.e. walking backwards with feet shoulder width apart....if they dropped back more like how a DB drops back and than set themselves for the pass protection it might help with the speed rush from the outside....

    But again, that's just my opinion...and I'm not a coach sooooo....


  299. Curt:

    Florida Ted,

    You're right; avoid those turnovers early and keep it close. If we can do that, the offense should be gaining confidence with each series. And by the second half, the offense might be able to pull it out. If you remember the Alabama opener a few years ago, we started out slow. In the second, Colt was getting into a rhythm but we ran out of time. Almost pulled that one off.


  300. da princess' classmate:

    any1 hear da uh qb trivia question 2day on AM1500, pretty cool. probably plenty of you guyz w/ da neverending memory bank got em, but definitely not me

    last 7 qb's to start and lead uh to victory

    Colt, TG, TC, JW, Rolo, Dr. Dan, and the last one in '97. basically who was the last qb to win under FVA.


  301. Buffoman:

    Can you tell me what happened to:

    Timmy Chang - Is he still on the roster in Canada?

    Wayne Hunter

    Jason Rivers

    Thanks.


  302. homey ⑤:

    BW9644 - Is the scrimmage in the Colosseum?


  303. (Jesse) James:

    homey - I thought that was a kalamungai tree...????


  304. homey ⑤:

    (J)J - Your opinion is as good as mine since I'm not a coach either. But then again I know that gigi and hubby need better technique for their golf swings. Don't need videos to point that out. :lol: hubby, are you lurking?


  305. homey ⑤:

    (J)J - OH OH! kalamungai leaves with mongo beans topped with crispy pork skins...YUMMO!


  306. Stretch:

    USC scimmage is in the Coliseum


  307. Stretch:

    USC scimmage is in the Coliseum


  308. homey ⑤:

    Buffoman - I thought Wayne Hunter was with the Jets.


  309. homey ⑤:

    Fricken Stretch thinks I'm blind.


  310. A-House:

    With all the chatter on football, wondering if the basketball JC recruit ever showed up in Hawaii?

    Remember seeing an article about 3 weeks ago saying he was done with JC work and headed to Hawaii.


  311. BigWave96744:

    Homey... Yup...
    The stadium sits around 100K, so 12K is a kinda small crowd to me
    Heard it's stinkin hot... No Booze and $6 soda are going fast..


  312. Stretch:

    homey - one was for the left brain, the other for the dead side


  313. da princess' classmate:

    hope r flemings is here. gonna use the free ticket from "thinking green" to go check out a basketball game or two this year.


  314. (Jesse) James:

    Stretch...What's a scimmage???


  315. Joel:

    Las Vegas has Florida +35 over Hawaii.

    Florida will look to attack Hawaii's defense with big plays. Deep throws, misdirection plays, and quick runs. Big plays equals big scores for Florida, and Las Vegas seems to agree.


  316. A-Town:

    Be on the lookout.


  317. BigWave96744:

    Homey you know what they say causes blindness, huh???


  318. djmitcho:

    First of all, Happy Birthday Ralph.
    Ok, we need 1 more player to join our fantasy football league. We can take up to 3 more total, but it needs to be 1 or 3 so we have an even number. The draft will be this Sunday, August 24, at 5pm Hawaii/8pm Pacific time. If you want to be a part of this fun league, which will have a small prize for the winner email me at djmitcho at yahoo dot com and I will send you the invite.


  319. homey ⑤:

    BW96744 - Heard the South swell is up. $6 soda's are almost Aloha Stadium-like!


  320. madeinhawaii:

    STretch... in the case of Homey.. isn't that like the same side ... of the brain?


  321. homey ⑤:

    BW96744 - Blindness? um having 20/200 eyesight? Staring at the sun? Genetic defect? someone poking your eyes out? Give me hint.


  322. (Jesse) James:

    South side...6+


  323. (Jesse) James:

    Stretch et al. attending tonights Pigskin Pigout...may be a wet one as it is raining once again in downtown Honolulu.....


  324. madeinhawaii:

    Wasn't Florida's passing game kind of suspect? It will be an untested routine for them and if McMackin has any say, he will make sure than any Gator receiver who touches a ball down field will know the sound of and impending doom and the meaning of the word ...

    "fear"

    I would love to see Mouton get a reception for a touchdown.


  325. Kelli:

    Good afternoon ST and the Tsai-kos! Konnichiwa!

    (Jesse) James: I can't even remember who brought that up already. Maybe I am, maybe I'm not. Hehe!

    And you're still teasing Jason. And sheesh, you already have three nieces? Then again, how many of my friends became aunties and uncles at a young age. BTW, I'm not an aunty.


  326. J-Dog:

    Has everyone received their season tickets yet?


  327. homey ⑤:

    C'mon, one more player!


  328. homey ⑤:

    MIH - Florida has a decent passing game. Not too shabby.

    J-Dog - Got mine!

    Hi Kelli! so how many D&B handbags do you own? JUST KIDDING!!!


  329. Stretch:

    Kelli - who's "lil Warrior"??


  330. LizKauai [Believer]:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121926203583757663.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

    This is an insight into Colt's REAL boss... interesting read!


  331. homey ⑤:

    <blockquoteStretch:
    August 21st, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Kelli - who’s “lil Warrior”??Pet name?


  332. homey ⑤:

    OOPS!

    <blockquoteStretch:
    August 21st, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Kelli - who’s “lil Warrior”??Pet name?


  333. homey ⑤:

    OOPS ROTFLMFAO!

    Stretch:
    August 21st, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Kelli - who’s “lil Warrior”??

    Pet name?


  334. Loa:

    afternoon gang!

    Happy Birthday Ralph!

    hope everyone is having a productive day


  335. homey ⑤:

    I give up...

    nap time.


  336. FloridaTed:

    As far as the SB is concerned, while watching the game twice again later, I didn't see a single, meaningful adjustment made by the O-Line. Sure, we can blame the players, but JJ stood on the sidelines with his arms folded like he was in a daze. It didn't look at all as if he was in the game.

    Then look at the difference with McMackin, he made adjustments and the D held their own very well against the big bad SEC, despite a ton of turnovers by our O. Without our D they could have easily scored 60 + on us. Take away our turn overs and they don't score 24 points.

    This is what gives me the most hope and our D will be even better. We showed in the SB that our personnel is as good as theirs. I don't think Florida will score more than 28 points. So it's all up to our new offense. Look back and watch the SB again, you'll see what I mean.


  337. da princess' classmate:

    Fla's passing game is okay, maybe a little weakenend by the loss of CI and the lingering pain to P Harvin. they're probably not too worried, just get da ball into one of their 10.0 100 meter dash guyz (rainey??)

    almost doesn't seem fair that an offensive genuis like urban has those types of toys to play with. we have to play fast but also disciplined. kinda dredding seeing us lose contain when they run one of those end around/reverses.

    kinda makes me wonder who will a wet surface help?


  338. homey ⑤:

    FT - Does that mean you are taking the "for amusement purposes only" points?


  339. BigWave96744:

    Homey... Blindnes? Summer time "Supposed" South Swells
    .
    .
    .
    Squinting at the horizon, looking for the rouge sets that's either "On the Way" or "Was here before you paddled out"


  340. g-nalo:

    J)J - OH OH! kalamungai leaves with mongo beans topped with crispy pork skins…YUMMO!

    kalamungai not bad but balatong paria #1, especially from Jesse's Bakery (King St. only). pork or shrimp no matter, but mungo beans and paria.....mmmmm


  341. Hawaiianbod:

    FT - that *dazed* look was a result of jj dreaming of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


  342. Stretch:

    Just got the call from Koakane - he is leaving work and going to be warming up before the Pigskin Pigout!!! If it rains, I guess we'll just have to sit inside the bar and drink all night.


  343. Jason:

    Kelli: And a nephew on the way. The reason why we're having this dinner early is because the baby could pop out any minute. ;-)


  344. homey ⑤:

    g-nalo - the subject was kalamungai, not paria! :lol: Jesse's bakery huh? Shoots, looks like I gotta try over there.


  345. Mrs. A-House:

    Hawaiianbod & Wafan -

    Thanks for the good wishes. Missed my chance to meet you both and have you sign my book. Looking forward to my next opportunity.

    Florida Ted -

    Not quite emotionally up to watching the SB game again. Not to take anything away from the whole SB experience, but it will be a while longer for sufficient recovery. I'll be sure to look for the points you brought up.

    Al -

    For some reason, we only eat at Kin Wah. Tried Pahke's only once. Now we have a reason to try that place again.
    Stuffed taro duck and original local style chow fun...YUMMY! Sounds like a winnah !

    Masaboy's butter mochi is in the oven as we post/lurk. Smells awesome! His method is to hand mix everything...no electric mixer. I kept chattering by his side, trying to add my 2 cents, but the chef kept brushing me off, reminding me that this is HIS recipe. Ok...relegated to dishwasher... my forte.


  346. (Jesse) James:

    homey...Dave and Busters makes handbags??? I guess Kelli isn't high maintenance....MWAHAHAHAHAHA

    If 'lil warrior is a pet name...must be for Jason....MWAHAHAHAHHA


  347. Mrs. A-House:

    Homey -

    Since we're on the subject of kalamungai...do you remember that filipino? dessert you bought your daughter before we had lunch at the Aloha Tower Makino Chaya CC a while back? You bought it at the farmer's market on Ft. Shreet mall and it looked like a purple pudding or pie. I'd like to try it...can you tell me what it is called. Mahalo!


  348. g-nalo:

    g-nalo - the subject was kalamungai, not paria! Jesse’s bakery huh? Shoots, looks like I gotta try over there.

    oops, my bad on the tangent.

    the one on King St. might be the only Jesse now but its the bestest. if you like pinapaitan (tripe for others), mmmmmmm


  349. A-House:

    Like sports makers in LV are "dumping" on UH. I'm sure that Grunke's suspension had a lot to do with it plus naming a JC transfer who played only 1 year of 11 on 11 football.

    I'll take all the points they want to give; the more the merrier!!!!!!!

    Florida Ted: got all the ponchos ready to be packed, but hope the weather clears so "they" have no excuse on why they lost!


  350. g-nalo:

    hi Mr. and Mrs A-House.

    taking 30 plus points is a no brainer, Hawaii may not "light it up" but they'll score. our D looks good all around so can't see Florida lighting it up?


  351. SteveM:

    Happy Birthday Ralph!


  352. Stinky McStinkface:

    Won't you be my Lil' Warrior?


  353. NYUH:

    I like the bold.

    http://news.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080821/SPORTS06/808210342

    If the Warriors are going to battle for another WAC title, they're going to have to do it from the inside out. Hawaii may have lost a lot of recognizable names, but they return what is possibly the best front seven on defense and three-fifths of an offensive line that was the braun behind the gaudy stats.


  354. A-House:

    g-nalo:

    hope my luck at the tables are much better.

    plan to visit East Cannery on Boulder Hwy (opens on 8/28/08) to collect $1 and $5 coins, if available, or chips to add to our collections.

    also saw an article by Anthony Curtis about 2 new Station casinos opening on S. Boulder Hwy in or near Henderson - gotta check them out also, but me thinks they are small and may not have table games for chips collection.


  355. da princess' classmate:

    after hearing bobby c. complain all week last week about the chinese gymnasts and their ages, it looks like he might get his wish granted. kinda surprising the ioc is backtracking and now looks like da chinese might get caught, :lol:


  356. NYUH:

    Watching the Bears-49ers. Anybody know Leonard Peters number? Or do I just look for the flowing hair?


  357. bb:

    leonard peters=45


  358. bb:

    but the flowing hair is easier to spot....


  359. Pauoa Boy:

    Howzit Brallahs and Titas...

    Mr. and Mrs. A-House...HOWZIT!

    Kelli - No tell me you one of them Coach, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, yada, yada kine purse high maintenance type. Jason not that rich I no think haha nah, nah.

    Jason - Howzit stud I ready for take notes...

    homey - LMAO @ India comment...you need to watch comedian Russell Peters dat guy is hilarious....


  360. NYUH:

    Thanks BB, still bummed the Jets dropped him. Rooted for Washington (of course) when they played NY.


  361. g-nalo:

    g-nalo:

    hope my luck at the tables are much better.

    plan to visit East Cannery on Boulder Hwy (opens on 8/28/08) to collect $1 and $5 coins, if available, or chips to add to our collections.

    also saw an article by Anthony Curtis about 2 new Station casinos opening on S. Boulder Hwy in or near Henderson - gotta check them out also, but me thinks they are small and may not have table games for chips collection.

    yeah, take'em down! take dem ALL down! you should do better cause this time me nor Stretch will touch the dice. :-(

    i used to collect player cards but casino's started consolidating, nowadays only need one or two?


  362. Pauoa Boy:

    2006 - was one mean team no doubt...

    I also like the 2001 team I think when Coach Rolo was playing with Ashley Lelie and Chad Owens was a freshman. One of my all time favorite games was the arse whoopin the once undefeated BYU kitty cats got at the end of the season. We went 9-3 that year with no Bowl Game...how's that for a WTF are you kidding me moment!


  363. g-nalo:

    take care gang, gotta pau hana 'Koakane'............ur..........wait...............is he on or off the wagon??? haaaa


  364. Pauoa Boy:

    Eh who's dat making butter mochi...oohwee I like some please...craving like a pregnant chick again...


  365. Pauoa Boy:

    Leonard Peters should make the Bears squad, he's awesome on special teams and made a few good plays last game...


  366. FloridaTed:

    Florida giving 35 now? Man, easiest bet ever, no way they beat us by 35.

    I also think that some of their speed is a bit of SEC hype. In the SB, half the snaps they seemed off-sides to me, plus they knew our counts, another thing that was never adjusted.

    Mrs. A-House, watch the game anyway, it's water under the bridge, but if you watch for the things I've mentioned earlier, it actually gives you real hope for the swamp battle.


  367. Kelli:

    homey ⑤: The answer is zero.

    Stretch: That would be my 5-year-old cousin who I'm currently turning into a Warrior.

    Jason: Wow! You'll be an uncle times four (?) now.

    (Jesse) James: D&B = Dooney and Bourke; D&Bs = Dave and Buster's. LOL!

    Pauoa Boy: No, no and no. And if I do want that kind of stuff (which I can't even afford), it usually comes from my own hard work. I like having some independence.


  368. Pauoa Boy:

    So today at work while working on one of our helicopters, I had my rookie check the cockpit to ensure everything was safe to perform weapons checks. After 5 minutes or so have gone by, I ask WTF are you doing? What's taking you so long? He responds with, "Something's wrong with the seat, there's no lever to pull so the pilot can eject" Needless to say we are working on a helicopter...so to mess with him I say, really well you better hurry up and find it...so after another ten minutes or so I ask if he found it yet. He reply's nope I'm still looking, so my other guys are laughing hysterically and tell him, hey dipchit I didn't know helicopters had ejection seats! D'oh talk about pulling a gigi :smile:


  369. bb:

    what happened? or where is Ashley Lelie?


  370. FloridaTed:

    Also, in the SB, our players seemed a little overwhelmed by the atmosphere, but they won't be overwhelmed by the swamp. The SB was a great Feuertaufe.


  371. Hawaiianbod:

    NYUH - according to a little birde th J-E-T-S did not cut LP. Leaving was his choice. Things happened.


  372. Maverick:

    Aloha Ted-
    Hope all is good on your end.
    Yep, that 35 pt. spread is way too generous. Don't know what there thinking, but I'll take it and start picking some paper bills off the money tree to lay on the line.
    Our Warriors are out to win, and I believe it.


  373. Maverick:

    So the Redskins play the Bears later in the season. Imagine if Colt were playing and Leonard Peters is on the field at the same time. He has been showing some great blitzing skills in last weeks game. You know where I'm going this....


  374. oldie:

    Florida Ted,

    Good analysis of the Sugar Bowl and upcoming Florida game.

    I think you're right. If our defense can hold them as we think they should, it will all depend on how well our offense does.


  375. Hawaiianbod:

    th=the


  376. Pauoa Boy:

    Kelli - Sorrry ah, miss independant woman...pssh, bet you singing dat Beyonce song haha... Nah, I'm only joke, tone ket cracy...lol. Good to know, more cool points for you...very admirable quality to have being independant, I've been with a few needy chicks in my time and needless to say they've all been kicked to the curb :smile:


  377. Hawaiianbod:

    PB - ROTFLMAO!


  378. FloridaTed:

    Hi, Tsai-Meister,

    Just saw your addition on top. Was the piped crowd noice loud enough?

    How did Rausch look today and the O overall? An info morsel would be most welcome.


  379. Pauoa Boy:

    BIG RUNNING BACKS

    Dayumit...so if Big Jake is out and now Farmer is out, who will be our big back for the season? I know Libre and LWJ can handle the running load but would like to see a big back helping block for Brent. Hmmm...wonder if Laupepa would play some Big Back, didn't he have a stint in the backfield...or will there be another converted lineman...how about big Quentin Beaver?


  380. Ata:

    I agree, the 2006 Warrior football team had a better offense. That's cuz we could run the ball and shovel pass better.


  381. Maverick:

    Peters made a big boo-boo on that last score. Owie


  382. Jason:

    Pauoa Boy: If I have my way, Pepa will be the starting left tackle.


  383. Maverick:

    WHAAAA?
    Now Farmer is out ?
    He has the blocking skills down pat, and can run the ball consistently well. Who will fill that void for FB?


  384. Hawaiianbod:

    FlaTed - your observations re the SB are right on the money:
    1) jj's *dazed* look
    2) UGA DE's being constantly offsides
    3) The players being overwhelmed. jj should've at least had a walk-through in the dome.


  385. FloridaTed:

    Hi, Maverick,

    Everything's as good as can be expected and you?

    Hi, Oldie,

    I don't know why, but I have this strong confidence. The Gators actually believe that their back-ups can beat us. They won't say it openly, but certain statements give them away, like we want to play as many players as we can or we would like the starters out as soon as possible, etc. Some of their players actually said that.

    I've watched the Gators very closely and I tell you, Big Mack will have a nice surprise package ready for them.

    SEC is 30% hype, just look at their game against Michigan. They can be beat and we are a better team overall than last year.

    EIGHT MORE DAYS !!!


  386. Pauoa Boy:

    I think 2006 offense was better because we had a better OFFENSIVE LINE! With Tala Esera, Hercules Satele, Samson Satele, John Estes, Dane Uperesa... they made the offense go. If this OLine was still together going up against Georgia I think the outcome would have been different. Plus Colt had more game experienced receivers and running backs that year Davone, Ryan, JRivers, Sample, Mock, Dickerson, Bain, JFerguson, Ilaoa, Mauia, Maneafaiga to name a few...


  387. FloridaTed:

    Hi, Hawaiianbod,

    Well, we all know now what happened. The SMU-Hawaii conflict totally distracted him, on top of that, the players had found out that he was leaving, which added more fuel to the problem. All year I had never seen the offense so unprepared.

    Oh, well, my hard feelings are long gone and I think in the long run we got the better end of the stick.


  388. Jon:

    Big Back is a key position, ESPECIALLY in the Swamp! For the life of me I can't figure out why June didn't have a plan to have a second back in the backfield to help with the pass pro during the Sugar Bowl. One less slot and max protect so they could at least function! Grrrrrr ok let it go.

    Anyway, I like the ideas of a converted lineman. Someone that can pop guys coming into the backfield. Nate and Reagan were awesome at that.


  389. Pauoa Boy:

    Jason - No doubt I'd rather see Pepa starting at one of the Tackle Spots myself... But again would also love seeing him run over a few guys... Like I said though Quentin Beaver would be a LOAD to bring down... Oh well, hopefully Farmer is only a sprain or something minor...


  390. Maverick:

    It be a beautiful day on Aug. 3O th after our Warriors win in Florida.
    Plus lets add a few more ingrediants to the Beef Stew.

    Utah beats Michigan that same day,
    and Appalachian St. beats LSU.

    Imagine the fun all the sportscasters will have on the game recaps.


  391. Manoa:

    If you want to see what the offense looks like, look at tapes of last year's Portland State games-- the early games with the QB under center. You will see what the running plays look like and the presnap motion which we used when JJ first got here. Later games have the QB in the shotgun. They are on You Tube. It won't be identical, but it will give you a good idea.


  392. Pauoa Boy:

    Jon - We've been spoiled over the years with some really good Big Backs...Wade Keli'ikipi and Nate Ilaoa are probably my two faves...Reagan Mauia was a beast and just layed people out...wonder who's going to step in...I'd choose Quentin Beaver 6'1" 350 lbs...try tackling that...


  393. MeiLing:

    BHF2 & tommui,

    Mahalo nui loa for reviewing the facts and presenting the information to the parties responsible for resolving the Ching Field turf installation. Tom, is there anyway to get the letter you composed to the meeting tomorrow?

    Back to da house stuffs. Esme & out.... whoosh ...


  394. Jeremy:

    Stephen,

    How did the QBs do in the scrimmage today? Especially Rausch.


  395. Ralph:

    Florida Ted regarding post 336: what adjustments were you expecting on the o line...Georgia rushed three and put pressure on CB, with more DB coverage and were very successful. Their 4 man front killed our o line without blitzing. Some called for wider sets on the line, imho the Georgia defense shoots the gap, same result, CB is hurried and buried. JJ always looks sullen, on the field, off the field, doing interviews, same face..better running game, i wish, but with Pilares,Libre and Farmer, no such expectation. UH had to pass to win and CB needed more time to go thru his progression and find his receivers, never happened...imho some of you got to accept that Georgia kicked our butts, but the season was very successful and should not hinge on the SB alone to be so sullen and pointing fingers at JJ or whomever...


  396. Pauoa Boy:

    Maverick - If this year was anything like last years football season, it should prove that the BCS doesn't mean chit! I agree that the BCS teams or SEC, Big 10, blah, blah, blah, are all overrated and hyped too much... But if last year was any indication that any team can win on any given day...I feel there will be lots of upsets this year...like....

    Hawaii beating Florida's arse...which really wouldn't be an upset but a reality...

    Georgia no longer number 1 after a few weeks...

    A surprise team climbing the Top 25 ladder...ala Hawaii...


  397. Ralph:

    Coach can call the play but I would think the QB calls the snap count and the rhythm of the count to change things up, so how can JJ be responsible for the same snap count...


  398. Maverick:

    Quentin Beaver's RB experience? I'm clueless.

    PB - BCS clout is getting chipped away yearly. Thanks to the top WAC contenders.


  399. Ralph:

    Bighilofan2 you haven't been on line for awhile, so I repeat, see Tom Mui's post 90.


  400. Pauoa Boy:

    Maverick - Quentin Beaver doesn't have running back experience, but like Kazz mentioned before, that would be an interesting guy to have back there running over people. He's very raw though even at his natural DT position. Strong as a bull, but needs loads of work to even crack the rotation on the DLine. Maybe a move to Big Back wouldn't be so bad...all we'd need him for is to block and short yardage situations or that infamous shovel pass or sweep...


  401. duffer:

    LizK

    You have mail!


  402. Pauoa Boy:

    wow pass 4 hunned already...


  403. FloridaTed:

    alph,

    If you look back on my posts they weren't about pointing fingers, but the positives we can draw from for the Gators. You might have to go a few posts up. I don't know what adjustments might have worked, but we didn't try any, as far as I could see.

    I have no hard feelings toward JJ at all, it was a decision he had to make and we're all benefitting from that today, i.e. Frazier gone, improving facilities, great new AD, etc.

    I still appreciate what JJ has done for the program and I don't blame him for leaving.

    But like I've said and that's actually my point, the D did very well in the SB and that gives me a lot of hope.


  404. FloridaTed:

    Sorry-Ralph, missed the R.


  405. lab rat:

    ST how many qbs are they taking to Florida?


  406. duffer:

    A-House Family,

    I have a friend who just got back from Vegas and was playing the progressive penny slots at one of the Station Casinos. The jackpot was up to 1.7 mil. And he hit the jackpot, but.......he didn't play the max bet.....

    Morale of the story, play the max bet. Evidently in the penny slots there are TWO MAX buttons. Now go ahead and win the jackpot and don't forget me!

    The name of the person is being witheld to protect his studpid identity!


  407. Pauoa Boy:

    FloridaTed - IMHO the OLine started giving up after awhile from being overwhelmed by Georgia's D. Seems like they weren't even trying to win but just going through the motions to get the game over with. I dunno I still feel our OLine is suspect. I mean a week before Florida and the Oline is playing musical chairs still kind of concerns me. This group should have been solidified a long time ago. I still don't have confidence in our OLine yet, still seems shaky to me... I know they will get it together but they need to have a sense of urgency!


  408. Maverick:

    Duffer -
    so your friend won his penny back, plus a few extra?
    Now who was the porta-qee that thunk up 2 Max buttons?
    That's like having to say 'Let it ride" twice at the crap tables, or you don't get the winnings.

    Too funny that story


  409. Pauoa Boy:

    lab rat - I would say all three go...Brent, Inoke, and Greg


  410. duffer:

    Mav,

    Sorry to say, he was asian! :-)

    A non gambler!

    It just ceases to amaze!


  411. tom mui:

    RALPH: If it helps any, I did e-mail (through his wife) my letter to BHF2 prior to posting it and we are in communication with each other.


  412. tom mui:

    MeiLing: re your #393 - what meeting are you referring to? If it is the Contractors Board, I have a conflict but it has to do with UH and UH football.

    The letter to Dr. McClain can be lifted off the blog.


  413. Kelli:

    Pauoa Boy: Haha! So funny... Destiny's Child! Maybe "Independent Woman" is my anthem. Nah, I'm not THAT independent.


  414. Hawaiianbod:

    Mahalo to Tom Mui and BHF2 for their efforts!

    Tsaikos REPRESENT!!!


  415. FloridaTed:

    Pauoa Boy,

    It's hard to say where exactly the O-Line is at this point, but Big Mack said he wants to have 10 Line men ready to play, so that might be part of the reason why they're not quite in sync yet, plus several injuries at various times. Coach seems to be happy overall with the progress, actually ahead of time, according to him. Let's hope it all works out.

    I really would love to hear ST's opinion on this, how about it, Herr Tsai-Meister?


  416. Ralph:

    tom mui now you tell me, after 321 post later...anyway I just called him 5 minutes ago and left a voice mail message, much aloha tom.


  417. Pauoa Boy:

    Kelli - Please no, haha... wait you weren't a Charlie's Angel were you...Lucy Liu in disguise maybe??? Wasn't that the theme song for that movie? So if you're saying this is your anthem I'm scared lmao...

    Question: Tell me what you think about me
    I buy my own diamonds and I buy my own rings
    Only ring your cell-y when I'm feelin lonely
    When it's all over please get up and leave
    Question: Tell me how you feel about this
    Try to control me boy you get dismissed


  418. Pauoa Boy:

    FloridaTed - I believe in Coach Mack, but all the reports from practice aren't to appealing as far as consistency goes. I know the boys have been knicked up but in the trenches they need to learn to play through pain. Granted we don't want any significant injuries but I still am not feeling this group yet....time will tell though and I'm hoping for a positive outcome. The OLine at this point seems will open at the Swamp like this... Kia, AhSoon, Estes, Hisatake, Letuli/Steiny...although Letuli is battling Kia on the leftside wonder why he doesn't just start both of them.


  419. oldie:

    Florida Ted,

    I feel the same about JJ - happy for what he did, but also happy about our situation now with Coach Mack, JD, etc.

    I think the person that the Warriors are going to miss the most is Colt. We were spoiled with his accuracy, gamesmanship, charisma, willingness to autograph, etc.


  420. Hawaiianbod:

    PB - Lucy Liu=mmmmmm. LOL


  421. Pauoa Boy:

    Hawaiianbod - Yessir...Lucy Liu is eye candy fo shizzle...


  422. MeiLing:

    tommui,

    Yup, I was referring to the Contractors' board meeting tomorrow. Is there any way to get your letter to them? Maybe a fax? Don't know if the board's emails are public. You make a lot of sense in the letter & it addresses what Sadowski is protesting. Is UH's legal officer attending the meeting?

    Happy Birthday, Ralph!


  423. Stephen Tsai:

    Graunke is back!


  424. SteveM:

    ST -- will Friday and Saturday practices be at Aloha Stadium too?


  425. ryan:

    Liz Chun just interviewed coach Mac at the Pigskin Pigout and he said Brent Rausch has a pulled muscle in his throwing arm and it has been affecting him the last couple of practices.


  426. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Yah, he is... :)
    How 'bout dat. ;)


  427. Garret:

    ST,

    Thank you for the update on Tyler! It will be interesting to see what happens as the season goes along...4 options at QB. Tyler is well behind in practice time and has to prove himself to the team before he moves up the depth chart, but it is a long season and you never know what could happen with injuries, etc.


  428. Hawaiianbod:

    Kanoa Leahey just reported that Tyler has met all the academic requirements. No word yet from UH.

    as the world turns.............


  429. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Rob D. had it on KITV Sports tonight. No mention on KGMB, great coverage of the Pigskin Pigout with Coach Mack.


  430. MeiLing:

    OK, TYLER, keep on keeping up with academics! You can do it.


  431. Garret:

    # 2left:
    August 21st, 2008 at 11:06 am

    The 2006 team had the most talent and was the best ever –except in the W-L column. I think the difference is that Colt and the WRs learned how to win in 2006, and applied that in 2007. The last incompletion at Alabama and the last bounced pass against OSU — those are completions in 2007. Now, whether the 2007 team would have had the talent to be in the position to win those games is another question . . .

    I don't have to type up my opinion of 2006 vs. 2007 because I pretty much would have just said what 2left said.


  432. Hawaiianbod:

    oops......thanks ST!


  433. madeinhawaii:

    Remember when everything finally clicked for Rolovich and he came in to relieve TC and went on a winning streak, bringing BYU to it's knees? Then TC came back the following year and did all right. Tyler was to start but he wasn't quite up to snuff at his debut and Colt took over. But that first season with Colt wasn't what legends are made of. But each year Colt got better.

    We'll miss Colt, for sure, but I believe that the Warriors will find someone who will lead the charge again. The calibre of players for all positions are higher than they have ever been. We are comparing our players to the best of the 2006 and 2007 teams. Of course they may pale in comparison, presently, but in contrast to the years before the last two, I think our players are a few degrees better. They will gel faster, develop into better players and will enthrall and excite the fans like never before.

    The legacy that the 2006 and 2007 teams left behind was the bond of family and sacrifice for the team.The sense of "family" and "for the team" spirit has firmly taken root within the Warrior program. It's what makes for a winning team. With McMackin staying behind, that bond will only get stronger. And, I sense, so will the Warriors.


  434. Garret:

    The most important thing for me is for Tyler to get in solid Academic standing and graduate. Not only would that best serve him for the future, if he doesn't graduate then UH would take a hit in the APR and could lose a scholarship!


  435. Tombo Ahi:

    Glad to hear Graunke got his issues cleared up. The Phoenix got a lot of ashes to rise from.


  436. Garret:

    One person who also deserves our thanks if Wassupdoc/Capital-ist. She has been working with Bighilofan2 on the Cooke Field issue and she definitely knows what goes on at the Legislature. Between Bighilofan2, Tom Mui, and Wassupdoc, we had a strong team working to try to clear up the Cooke Field mess.


  437. madeinhawaii:

    Garret,

    I was thinking the same thing regarding Tyler. Hopefully he sets a good example and keeps up with his academics this year.


  438. Tombo Ahi:

    hey garret,

    the weber state game is no longer being listed on gameplan. i think they're messing with us.


  439. Kelli:

    Hope Tyler can keep it up and that this doesn't happen again. I'm happy for him, though.

    Pauoa Boy: Um... Lucy Liu is Chinese, so obviously that wasn't me. LOL... I
    don't buy diamonds and rings. But, nice lyrics. Although I prefer K-pop!


  440. Maverick:

    Right on Tyler! Go get 'em. Plenty to catch up on.
    ST- do you know if he was working out at a separate location, such as a gym, daily running, etc? I hope he's not coming back too cold.


  441. Tombo Ahi:

    st, what's some of the differences/changes in this year's ha‘a?


  442. jm2375:

    Kekoa - #143 - I'm telling you it wasn't me! :wink: Did you interrogate Esme? Or Stretch? But the Podagee sausage sounds yummy.

    Yeah Tyler! Keep up with your classes, you won't regret it!

    Congrats to Natasha Kai and the USA soccer team! Way to go!


  443. tom mui:

    BIGHILOFAN: I hope you are reading the blog - my latest shot!!!!

    Ms Verna Oda is the Executive Officer of the Contractors’ Licensing Board and wrote in the HSB of August 7, 2008 the following:

    “At the September and October 2007 board meetings, Sadowski expressed his belief that synthetic field surface installation process requires specialized skills not held by the average landscaping contractor...”

    “ Tady Arisumi, the board chairman, (asked) Sadowski to review the wording of the board's landscaping and turf classifications...”

    “In the meantime, the matter is still the subject of public discussion at the board”.
    -------------------------------
    I assume that the matter may be discussed at the Contractors’ Licensing Board on Friday (tomorrow)
    Taking this at face value, it just means that a specialized license is NOT required at this time.
    If the Board changes the rules, it still has to be approved by the Governor. Needless to add, the Rule change would only apply after it becomes law.
    :


  444. manoa magic:

    We paid Dobele and got rid of him....same with Frazier...now, do we let Bolla stay and sweep his mistreatment of players under the rug for four more years, let more wahine basketball players be verbally abused, and let all the good high school players go away because of his coaching style? Its time for the chancelor and president to step in to advise and support the athletic department in making the correct decision for the student athletes. Get rid of the BUM!! We dont need a BUM BOLLA!!


  445. bighilofan2:

    Howzit Tsaikos everywhere.

    Tom Mui, great letter #90. Mei Ling, we're on it coach. Garret, doubles for you too.

    So here's the ideas.

    tomorrow there is gonna be 2 meetings. the 8:30 downtown postoffice Contractor's Board. Logan needs morale support, and I won't be there. He should take a copy of Tom Mui's #90 post.

    More important, the Contractor's Board meeting didn't have any official announcement about what was gonna be on the agenda, so they can't pass any rule - no public notice. All they got is synthetic turf. There is no public notice, so far as I know, that complies with HRS Chapter 91 in terms of them having a hearing to pass a new rule.

    The Board of Regents UH holding a meeting tomorrow morning 9:30 at Windward Community College. During the public comments section someone should tell them about Tom Mui's blog, Stinky Sadowski's mischief and ask them to recommend to David McClain that he get on the stick mui pronto, as in Tom Mui Pronto.

    And last but not least for now,

    Mrs. and Mr. A House,

    I will see you at the Golden Corral, God willing. Then we can all be the Guests of Honor and honor each other. I'm looking forward to that big time.

    I'm sure hoping one of you Honoruru types can be morale support for Logan Hamocon. He called today, seemed like a nice guy, i said what I said in the above about the meeting agenda and no notice, but it doesn't sound so right if he is the one saying "rigged" and "fixed". It needs to be one of us. Sorry, I gotta play Matlock and da heat not giving me a pass for do our most important job, fixing the field now. I hoping one of you guyz can back him up.

    Ralph

    Happy Birthday friend and thanks for the message.

    sjmacro,

    always great to talk to you. i see you neva brag and tell da Tsaikos da JUGS fix stay all pau. :D

    Go Warriors!


  446. Kazz:

    TSAIKOGATE 2008

    I will be sending out e-mails sometime next week with confirmed information for all of this year's tailgates.

    If you believe I do not have your e-mail contact information please e-mail me at tsaikotailgate (at) gmail (dot) com.

    OR if you have RSVP'ed to the TV Tsaikogate for the August 30th Florida game I will see you there.

    BTW...

    What a "new" ha'a for 2008? Aiyessoooosss... I no can keep up wit dis kine!

    Anyway... UH vs WASHINGTON 2007 on ESPN-U RIGHT NOW!!!!


  447. Pauoa Boy:

    Tyler Graunke...good job, make sure you don't slack off and keep them grades up. Now it's time to do work on the field and help your team prepare for the season. You may be behind right now, but work and push your teammates daily! You may not be on the trip to Florida but you can do your part in helping the boys get ready to go into battle!


  448. FloridaTed:

    Pauoa Boy (418),

    One thing I've learned, coaches look at things very different than fans, they have a very different and deeper perspective, no comparison, no matter how football smart the fans are. So I just wait and see and hope for the best.

    Oldie (419),

    Remember, Colt wasn't THE Colt in his first year either, besides Colts don't come around very often.

    madeinhawaii (433),

    My sentiments exactly, well said.


  449. bighilofan2:

    Capitol-ist/Wassup Doc

    Thank you for all your work on this project too. You are my connection to Logan, and you got great great ideas my friend.

    So what we gotta do is make sure the Contractor's Board don't make some new rules for synthetic field fixes in the future. They want to make new rules for who can make synthetic field fixes. a sure juice job for Sandowski. plus, all da other contractors who now can do synthetic fields are gonna get iced out of future field fixes, if these clowns pass a new rule.
    they gotta at least give public notice, not just to Logan. They gotta give all us notice, and that they neva do with their agenda notice. The proposed changes, multi pages, neva was put in a public notice about the meeting.

    you can tell when its a juice job, da kim chee smell really strong! but dats all for the future jobs Sandowski like improve his odds. the upcoming high school fixes (5). shoots, Logan Hamocon wen make one spiffy Murakami, and one day later the Contractor's Board stay proposing new "rules." dis was last September when Logan started fixin da Murakami stadium.

    plus Logan tole me he ready for go, deposit monies, suppliers, he said he can do da job right now. he also tole me da manufacturer get 10 year warranty.

    So wats da holdup UH? If you guyz no can move fastah, use one mo fas playah! Go Go Go! Junk you guyz, really junk junk junk!

    Tom Mui,

    wat yu tink about my plantashun style engrish? Kulcha shock yah?! he he. :D


  450. Jason:

    duffer: Hehe, the same thing happened to my bro-in-law with the penny slots. :-P

    Liz Chun just interviewed coach Mac at the Pigskin Pigout and he said Brent Rausch has a pulled muscle in his throwing arm and it has been affecting him the last couple of practices.

    Hmm.


  451. Pauoa Boy:

    Kelli - It's all good...so Japanese/Korean??? Anyway, I hope I not offending you at all, cause I getting scolding for picking on you. Sorry, I hope you don't think I'm picking on you, just giving you some initiation into the family...you know like my younger sis or sumtin. Sorry if I'm making too much trouble, but you're good fun and although I'm getting scolded...too bad haha. Nah, but seriously apologies...


  452. Jason:

    And glad to hear that Tyler will be returning. Better late than never, and yes, hopefully he keeps in good academic standing and graduates, so that he doesn't harm the APR. Remember, 100% graduation. :-)


  453. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Glad to hear that Graunke got his act together. Hope it's permanent!

    Yes, 100% graduation is the goal.


  454. Pauoa Boy:

    FloridaTed - Yups, point taken...I trust the coaches to do their thing and get the boys prepared. Just my opinion though...I guess it's because of the fact that we've been spoiled over the years with such great linemen, that we expect too much. I'm guilty of it of course, but I'm the type who wants the boys to overachieve and become successful. I hate the word potential when talking about our OLine. They have the potential to be good...to me is a kick in the nuts. They don't have the potential to be good, they're already good or else they wouldn't be playing D1 football and be where they're at. It's not about potential, it's about doing work and to keep working. Everyone of our boys has the ability to be great and do great things on the football field and the anticipation to see it all unfold this season is nerve racking to say the least. Like you, I believe Coach Mack and the rest of the coaches will have the team ready to play each and every game. So although I'm skeptical with the OLine, my gut says everything will be all pono...


  455. FloridaTed:

    Tyler Graunke,

    I'm very glad you've fought your way back, at least academically. Keep it up, that paper is more important than football in the long run.

    Keep on fighting up-hill, one never knows. Your own coach Rolo can tell you a story about that.


  456. gigi-hawaii ©:

    It will be interesting to see which QB gets called if Brent can't throw accurately because of his pulled muscle during the Florida game. Will it be Funaki or Alexander?


  457. Pauoa Boy:

    gigi-hawaii - good question...but you know my pick already, I would go with Funaki...more suited to beat Floridas D and keep them honest. IMHO


  458. FloridaTed:

    Pauoa Boy,

    I sure hope so.


  459. gigi-hawaii ©:

    I don't know about Funaki. Alexander has the size to withstand any sacks that might come his way.


  460. gigi-hawaii ©:

    I can just see the slimmer QBs being tossed around like a rag doll.


  461. Pauoa Boy:

    gigi-hawaii - lmao, I knew you were going to say something to that effect haha... Alexander is big no doubt, but he also has a lil boo boo too. Plus don't underestimate Funaki's size, he's strong and built to run over guys too...but don't know why you're worried about sacks...I would be more worried about who's better suited to lead the team if I had to choose who would go in and my choice...tada...Inoke all the way!


  462. Pauoa Boy:

    gigi-hawaii - remember size doesn't matter, just ask some guy named Colt Brennan.


  463. FloridaTed:

    Pauoa Boy,

    We don't really know the game plan, so I have no idea who they would call on, especially since they are co-#2.

    I'm like you, I'm on pins and needles until kick-off. Too bad we have Goliath right off. Would have been nice to have a game or two beforehand. But then again, it's the Gators first game also and they have issues too.


  464. gigi-hawaii ©:

    We all know that Colt sustained several concussions!


  465. FloridaTed:

    Gigi,

    Funaki is build like a free safety and is strong and mobile. He can handle a sack as good as anybody. It all depends on the game plan who they're gonna call.


  466. Jason:

    Based on how they've run the offense, I'd pick Alexander. His physical skills are more conducive to the R&S than Inoke. I love the local braddah, and he definitely shows he's a leader of this team, but I've only seen one good practice from him. Granted, that was Wednesday, so he gets bonus points for that. But Alexander has been steadily impressive since he came back from his toe/ankle. With Inoke, a wobbling pass against Florida could be an easy pick six. That would be my concern.


  467. Pauoa Boy:

    gigi-hawaii - Sheesh, I'll stop talking already nevermind lol...

    FloridaTed - Sorry just biased on Funaki, nothing against Alexander but so true it'll be based on the gameplan as they both bring there own style to the table. Alexander has the bigger arm, but Inoke has the experience and smarts to run the offense well. To me it doesn't matter if we play Florida in the beginning or the end. Either way we just need to win and keep winning. If we beat Florida and they have a bad season = no respect...if we lose = chit talking by the analyst...if we win and they have a good season = 1st game of the season fluke more chit talking. To me we just need to go in there and kick there arse period!


  468. FloridaTed:

    Gigi,

    A concussion has nothing to do with ones size. If one gets hit the wrong way, even the biggest guys go down.


  469. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Wasn't Inoke intercepted in the Sugar Bowl? Contrast that effort with Graunke's touchdown pass.


  470. Pauoa Boy:

    Jason - True, Funaki would have been the bomb back in the Bob Wagner Triple option offense days. Regardless he's my boy and from the games I've seen him play in high school and also college, bruddah can handle no problemo!


  471. Shannon:

    Pauoa: Yeah, I like Funaki too... that might be the "local Boy Bias" I have too... But I agree about the experience level natural talent and the durability...


  472. Garret:

    Tombo,

    ESPN GamePlan took Weber State off their schedule listing? I think they are just messing with us and they will put it back after UH does well against Florida. Plus, what else do they have during that time slot?


  473. Pauoa Boy:

    gigi-hawaii - WOW, seriously I need to go to bed now...lol...you are funny!


  474. FloridaTed:

    Pauoa Boy,

    Florida loses to the Warriors, Gainesville would be in shock for the whole season.
    We're 35 point underdogs, there is no fluke with that kind of margin. We would be top 20 or better for sure. If we also beat Oregon State on the road, we'll be top 10. If we do that, who's gonna beat us after that?


  475. Garret:

    Miami is having trouble figuring out which TEs they will keep...and they are looking at using one of their TEs as a FB also! That means that BOTH Reagan and Grigsby could be cut...in hindsight, Reagan wasn't one of the guys that the new management brought in and might have never had a chance to make the team.

    Sparano said he would try to give other tight ends Justin Peelle and Sean Ryan enough snaps to make his decision easier. Sparano is not certain if he will keep three or four tight ends because he's tinkering with the notion of using one of them as an H-back or quasi-fullback.

    He said the tiebreaker could come down to which one is more proficient on special teams.

    "Can this guy go into the backfield as a tight end, give us some snaps there and play on special teams, or is he just going to be a tight end that can't contribute on special teams when I have this fullback who can?" Sparano said.

    Sparano was most likely referring to fullback Boomer Grigsby, who has supplanted Reagan Mauia at the top of the depth chart because of his special-teams play and better pass-catching skills.


  476. Pauoa Boy:

    Shannon - Funaki just needs to be given the chance I garrans babbarrans he will surprise people with his athletic ability. I'm not biased at the fact that he's one local bruddah I'm biased at the fact that he is someone I would love to go into battle with. Funaki, although very talented has much to offer, leadership, hardwork, humble, team player, etc...he's just a real all around great player...


  477. stacyj:

    Hey Everyone!

    Pssstt Pauoa Boy


  478. stacyj:

    Funaki was amazing in high school. I agree, he is a baller.


  479. gigi-hawaii ©:

    How's that assault and battery case against Reagan going? Will it go to trial soon?


  480. Pauoa Boy:

    FloridaTed - Oh yes, no doubt the Gators and fans would be she-she pants after there arse whoopin. But you know as well as I do, we would get minimal love unless we continue to win. My ideal season this year would be to whoop up on everybody...Top 25...BCS Championship game against...Georgia...for a rematch...with them being #1 in the nation...and then get revenge and like Colt would say..."Beat them f**kers"


  481. Garret:

    Texas Tech's coach is dealing with reporters who label his QB a "system QB".

    He was asked about Graham Harrell and the dreaded system quarterback label. Leach said people who use the term don't have a handle on everything that goes into an offense.

    "I think it's just someone who doesn't understand football very well," Leach said. "It's like, what's not a system quarterback? Some guy that doesn't have plays, that just drops back and says everybody go deep and throws it.

    "I don't know that that person understands the role of coaches, the role of players, the role of other positions playoff off one another. Did Archie Griffin run all those yards without anybody call plays or blocking for him? It's just a cop out. It's just something that somebody is trying to utilize, perpetuate an agenda."


  482. Pauoa Boy:

    stacyj - eh you filipino..psst...ah, howzit pilau girl haha...


  483. Pauoa Boy:

    Re: System QB

    That is such a bullchit term. Every QB is a system QB then because they can each run there teams offensive system very well. Whoever made up that term really doesn't know chit about football. Graham Harrell like Colt Brennan is going to destroy some records...lucky he's got all world receiver Michael Crabtree though...


  484. stacyj:

    Farrington represent. Nah, 2 of 4 of my kids are half.

    And, leave my girl Kellie alone. She's my dole teachers' kids sistah.

    Oh yeah, Kellie, I remember your sister, well kinda. I remembered that your dad's kid went to Dole and FHS. It's all about the "teachers' kids club".


  485. Pauoa Boy:

    Okay time to tap out...catch you guys lataz...


  486. stacyj:

    Hi Aunty Gigi! No pigskin pigout for you??? Did your stamp come off?


  487. Pauoa Boy:

    stacyj - Farrington ah...Buk buk school haha nah, nah

    I like Kelli, she good fun...why what you going do, pull knife...haha


  488. Pauoa Boy:

    kay aftah we reach 5 hunned then I going moe moe, c'mon gangeh almost dea...


  489. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Stacy, the stamp is wearing off gradually. I've been following your blog daily. Interesting stuff.

    I hope it isn't raining downtown.


  490. Kevin:

    Thanks for the heads up on the UH game on ESPNU right now!


  491. Garret:

    Roster analysis for the Dolphins.

    WR: IN:Ted Ginn Jr, Derek Hagan. On the bubble: Ernest Wilford, Greg Camarillo, Davone Bess, Anthony Armstrong. On the outs? Jayson Foster, David Kircus. The skinny: The Dolphins probably keep five of these guys.

    Camarillo and Bess have been fairly consistent but they need to excell on special teams to nail down a position.


  492. stacyj:

    PB, you better watch out, white girls don't survive Kalihi without some "special" weapons. Does my mouth count?


  493. Garret:

    Looks like they will keep 5 from the TE/FB group and Reagan is current #6 on the list.

    FB/TE: IN: Anthony Fasano, David Martin. On the bubble: Reagan Mauia, Boomer Grigsby, Justin Peelle, Sean Ryan. On the outs? Matthew Mulligan. The skinny: The Dolphins will probably keep five from this group and that normally breaks down to two FBs and three TEs, but because the Dolphins use TEs in the backfield as blockers, the team has flexibility on personnel. The decisions will boil down primarily to special teams. The better special teamers will get the nod and, based on past performances, that is an advantage for Grigsby and Peelle first, followed by Ryan and Mauia.


  494. Pauoa Boy:

    Garret - My gut feeling...I say Davone makes the team...


  495. Garret:

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

    Texas A&M researchers claim that they have found a way to cheaply convert everyday waste directly into 95-octane gasoline. If they are correct that they can do this conversion of billions of gallons of gas for under $2 per gallon, this could be a HUGE benefit to our economy and environment. Instead of having our landfills get more and more filled, they could be turned into profit-generating gasoline!


  496. stacyj:

    Gigi, Oh, didn't know you read daily...thanks!

    Yeah, rain would suck.


  497. Garret:

    Google is now the largest funder of the enhanced geothermal research in our country, more than even our government. Geothermal energy (tapping the Earth’s heat to generate electricity) emits no air pollution and can generate 2000 times the total electricity that our country uses!

    http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=google-invests-in-geothermal

    http://www.google.org/egs/


  498. Pauoa Boy:

    stacyj - your mouth ah, is that supposed to be threatning or hmm...sumtin else?


  499. Garret:

    Intel announced that it was increased the efficiency of wireless recharging of devices, with efficiency up to 75% now. They are first going to design a system that can automatically recharge a laptop without wires.


  500. Garret:

    Apple was hit with a class action lawsuit due to their 3G iPhone connection problems:
    http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=5617800&page=1

    Pretty amazing to me that a lot of Universities are now giving FREE iPhones and iPod Touch devices to their students!
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/21/technology/21iphone.html?ref=business


  501. Pauoa Boy:

    Au'ryte pass 500 time to go sleep


  502. Garret:

    These newlyweds were tasered by police at their wedding reception AND 2 nights later during another disturbance. They spent their first night as a married couple with strangers in different holding cells 50 feet apart from each other.


  503. stacyj:

    PB, you're addicted to this place. Admit it, you're a tsaikoholic.

    Hi, my name is PB and I'm a tsaikoholic. Say it...common, just say it. That is the first step to getting it under control.


  504. Garret:

    Free play links pau.


  505. stacyj:

    Garret, what is your wife's blog? I remember going to it about a year ago but lost it in my addresses.


  506. Garret:

    Pauoa Boy,

    I agree with you--Bess will make Miami's team. In the worst case, he'll be on the practice squad...but I think he'll actually make the active roster because he's seriously contending for their starting slot WR. The other thing is that in order to put Bess on the practice squad they would have to cut him first...and any other team could grab him for free!


  507. bighilofan2:

    Tom Mui,

    I missed your #443 post while I was postin. Very good shot, sir! So I'm thinking they'll try for tinker with that samoa at tomorrow's meeting. But like wuz point out, imho no correct notice given about tomorrow's hearing. No moa the publication of the suggested change to everyone. I suspect they going try say "we gave notice" and try rush da "rule" change through.

    mo betta we jus call Sandowski fo wat he is: conflika intress. :D i give him a F for public service. he get a second deck of cards hidden up his sleeve.


  508. Pauoa Boy:

    stacyj - ah shaddup haha, actually I'm doing work but I have the blog up all the time anyway, so yes ....I...uh...I...um....I....I...I...am...uh...I am...uh...I am a tsaikaholic, dea you happy! Dayumit you are a pain in my arse :smile:


  509. Garret:

    Pomai,

    I saw your comments about the current prices for Blackberries for AT&T. The reason why I'm waiting a month or two is that 3 new Blackberries are being released--the old stuff should go on MAJOR sale and the new stuff sounds pretty cool!

    http://biz.yahoo.com/ibd/080820/tech.html?.v=1&printer=1


  510. al:

    i guess st is pigging out with stretch.

    graunke resurfing shows that mack is willing to forgive.

    all these key injuries just reminds us the importance of depth! something you can never have enough of.


  511. Garret:

    stacyj,

    My wife's blog is at: http://blori.blogspot.com/


  512. tom mui:

    BHF: Make sure Logan knows about my #443. If WassupDoc is going to the Regents thing, she can always bring up my post and #443. After all, the whole objections to the RMY contract is based on the fact that Logan does not have the C-68FF specialty license.

    Incidentally, looking at the http://www.contractors-license.org under Hawaii, I see a whole mess of specialty licenses but no listing for synthetic turf specialty license.


  513. Pauoa Boy:

    Garret - Nah, I say he makes the team. Ted Ginn Jr. is the only for sure wideout Miami has. Hagan and Wilford are Houdini types no you see me now you don't. Davone is the best route runner and sure handed so he should be good. I don't think as crappy as Miami is they would be dumb enough to cut him, then again it is the Dolphins...


  514. gigi-hawaii ©:

    I stopped visiting Lori's blog cause she usually didn't post anything for weeks at a time.
    Does she have more time now to blog?


  515. Pauoa Boy:

    Kay fo reals leaving now, catch you lataz gang...


  516. Garret:

    Al,

    I agree that a team cannot have enough depth. One thing that hasn't been mentioned in the 2006 vs. 2007 debate is that the recruiting on defense was *significantly* upgraded around 2005-2006, and UH had a *lot* more depth on D in 2007 than 2006. The number of stars next to the players recruited on D showed it, and seeing them on the field showed it.

    The flip side of recruiting more on D is that the offense gets less depth. Someone mentioned that they would like to put the offense from several years ago with the defense from this year...but there are only so many scholarships to go around and when either side of the ball gets the majority then the other side will naturally go down a little. That was one reason why I hated JJ recruiting too many QBs, but he mainly did that early on at UH and things were more reasonable the last 3-4 years.


  517. Garret:

    gigi,

    Sometimes she has time to blog and other times she does not. Lately she has had time, especially since Mika is in full-day preschool so she has time in the morning to get things done without having to take care of our kids.


  518. Garret:

    Pauoa Boy,

    I agree with you--Bess will make the team and he might get a good amount of playing time. I think if Miami tried to cut him to get him on their practice squad some other NFL team would happily take Bess.


  519. Stretch:

    al:
    August 21st, 2008 at 9:26 pm
    i guess st is pigging out with stretch.

    I'm watching you!!!


  520. Garret:

    Lori fell asleep an hour ago and I guess I should go to sleep too...I hope that everything goes well tomorrow for the Cooke Field stuff! Thank you again bighilofan2, Tom Mui, and WassupDoc!


  521. gigi-hawaii ©:

    my daughter just got home from work and is now having dinner. Guess I'll be washing the dishes late although the bulk of it is in the dishwasher.


  522. Kelli:

    Pauoa Boy: Nah, no worries. I can take a joke.

    stacyj: You remember my sister? Hmmm.... We're total opposites. She went to Dole and FHS; I went to Stevenson and MHS. But, we both ended up at UH. Haha!


  523. momotaro:

    I think at tomorrow's CLB meeting they are just revisiting the issue of issuing a recommendation on whether a C-68FF contractor license should be required to install field turf. These recommendations are not legally binding.

    In July 2007 and August 2007, the CLB issued recommendations that a C-68FF contractor license was not required to install field turf. At Sadowski's recommendation, in October 2007 the CLB issued a recommendation that a C-68FF contractor license should be required to install field turf. Tomorrow's meeting will be the fourth recommendation on the issue.


  524. gigi-hawaii ©:

    uhoh, it started to drizzle a few minutes ago in Foster Village.
    Stretch, if you are lurking, is it raining downtown?
    Are you sitting in the bar?


  525. Ralph:

    Stretch what did you bid on at the pig out?


  526. chawan_cut:

    wow, everything for bid rose so quickly. they all went waaaay too high for me.
    i bid once for the colt brennan and his 4 horsemen WRs helmet, but that eventually sold for $2000.


  527. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Did somebody actually bid $15,000 or higher for JJ's motorcycle?


  528. Ralph:

    anyone bid on JJ's cycle....any vintage style points for the cycle or is it just another harley bike....


  529. chawan_cut:

    i think that's on ebay. the bike is at cycle city.


  530. addahknowjoe:

    Stretch-

    You had any chance to talked with JD tonight?


  531. chawan_cut:

    is stretch even awake?
    JD and his wife sat with us at our table. they were super nice.


  532. Wena:

    Just got back from playing tennis with Mike, Steve and the kids. Our daughters boyfriend is visiting for 3 weeks from California. Would like to take him to see neat things in Hawaii. Anything real interesting?


  533. NYUH:

    Good luck to Graunke!

    Graunke=FunakiGraunke?


  534. Wena:

    Oh shucks,
    I didn't know it was this late! I have to shower and go to sleep. I get
    sleepy when I'm putting the preschool kids down for a nap. I better get some zzzzzz's.


  535. chawan_cut:

    wena,
    Hi! the tsaikos are really interesting, but i don't know if you want to shock him with that blast of local reality. heh.
    um, the typical tourist stuff, diamond head, plate lunches, arizona memorial, swap meet, hiking??
    depends on what he likes to do..
    wait, how did Stephen go and play tennis. he was just with us at the pigskin pigout.


  536. gigi-hawaii ©:

    WENA,

    Take him to the ATLANTIS SUBMARINE TOUR off Waikiki Beach near the Hilton.

    There are lots of marine life undersea -- turtles, sharks, smaller fish, plankton, PLUS man made reefs with coral growing on them.

    FASCINATING!


  537. gigi-hawaii ©:

    WENA -- by the way, Call Atlantis on the phone to get their KAMAAINA rate.

    do NOT order tickets on the internet cause you will not get the kamaaina rate that way.


  538. gigi-hawaii ©:

    WENA,

    Click on this link to see my review of the Atlantis submarine tour, which we took last year.

    http://gigihawaii.wordpress.com/2007/11/13/atlantis-submarine-tour/


  539. tom mui:

    TSAI-KOs (r)!

    I believe Liz is going to be in Florida next week. SteveM will be around and perhaps starting Monday we should be hanging around his place.


  540. tom mui:

    MOMOTARO: HELP!!!

    Your #523 - where can I find details on C-68FF? In the Contractors Board, I find a whole mess of licenses that are given out to specialties but none mention synthetic turf.

    What is C-68FF?


  541. Ralph:

    C 68FF is what Sadowski is proposing to implement to eliminate contractors like Hamocon.....synthetic turf contractors license- a specialty license.


  542. NYUH:

    Sorry, the server turned my equation into a tag and left out Rausch. Basically if Graunke and Funaki were equal and Rausch is "better" than Funaki, he is better than Tyler too. So we are doing the right thing with going with Rausch in Florida, despite Graunke's situation.

    Graunke=FunakiGraunke?


  543. Kekoa:

    jm2375:

    August 21st, 2008 at 7:33 pm
    Kekoa - #143 - I’m telling you it wasn’t me! Did you interrogate Esme?

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    The DNA samples taken from the the dirty dishes left in the sink was what confirmed it was you jm2375.

    The samples from the toe jam swatches from the bed were inconclusive. It may have either been Esme or Sasquatch.

    We have to check homey's security cam before the next blog strike.


  544. Kekoa:

    Wena ~ Let him experience a swim session with the Dolphins at Sea Life Park. If he can charm them, and they place their trust in him...then your daughter will be in good hands.

    Need tickets, call me.


  545. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Nitey Nite and Sweet Lifeboat Dreams!


  546. jm2375:

    Dang! Got caught! Knew I should have bribed the boys at the Crime Lab. You sure it was someone who's related to me? Like my kid?

    Okay off topic, but it's after 9, so here goes... ST - were you the reporter that was trying to get Coach Francis Funai to sit down and write a manual on baseball fundamentals? Just remember times when people started a conversation with him about baseball and he talked for hours.


  547. NYUH:

    Anyone else having problems?

    There was a problem

    * There was a temporary problem with the server. Please try again shortly. (Error #115)
    * The password is incorrect. (Error #109)
    * The group is full. (Error #107)
    * This is not a private group. (Error #147)


  548. Ralph:

    jm2375 and Kekoa welcome to Esme's doghouse....no fuud but it's clean...


  549. jm2375:

    Hi Ralph! Am I smu'd from the clubhouse? :(


  550. Ralph:

    you're not smu'd from the doghouse, you're in it


  551. jm2375:

    arf arf! woof woof! wimper wimper.

    *slinks off to the corner, head down*


  552. jm2375:

    ok are the techies fooling around, breaking things when they ain't broke again?


  553. jm2375:

    Yeah!! USA wins, on to the gold medal match! Congrats to Clay Stanley!

    OK now I can go nene. Buenos noches, hasta manana mis amigos. Duerme comos angelitos (sleep with angels).


  554. XxFaithxX:

    Tom Mui and others working on the Field Turf issue:

    I'm not sure if this can be applied to fighting Sadowski (also for that matter, don't know how true this is - to become C-68FF certified), but I found this in the comment section of the other paper. Interesting comments.

    yeah so Wrote:

    "Someone said the guy should have done his homework and gotten the new license ? Well guess who gets to decide if he gets a license or not ? Denny Sadowski ! Think he is going to vote to give hime a licsense ? Not until he shows he has four years experience installing field turf in a supervisory position working for another Licesned Filed Turf Installer. Been doing it under a C-27 licsne, sorry no good, go get a job and apply again in four years. Guess what, there is only four companies that have the licsen and they are not going to vote to allow new competitors. The whole process is an inherent conflict of interest. In the name of the protecting consumers from uscrupouls, unqualfied contactors, what they really do is protect themselves from competition."

    If you need a link, click on my name. Sorry ST for the link, but its for a good cause.


  555. Ralph:

    USA men's and women's 4x100 DQ...commentators-is there a leadership problem since there is a vacancy in running US track and field...remember Hermie was talked about for the leadership role that has not be filled....for him to be considered must indicate how low US track has dropped in its organization and leadership to help the athletes...


  556. HiFlyer:

    Hey Ralph, so how did you spend your birthday?


  557. HiFlyer:

    I've been keeping track of the weather in florida, looks like they have about another 1- 2 days for TS Fay before it clears out.


  558. HiFlyer:

    Here's the latest Tropical outlook from noaa, looks like ther might be another storm brewing for sometime next week.

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo_atl.shtml

    esme and out.


  559. Ralph:

    I spent a lot of time watching the olympics, bears vs 49ers, and listening to music....


  560. Kekoa:

    Ralph ~ Did you get any presents from Esme?...Like a set of steak knives or something?


  561. Ralph:

    no and my ears didn't itch so I guess we're all good...lol


  562. Ralph:

    you're up later than usual, how is pops?


  563. Ralph:

    eh Homey, you lurking from the shadows? St Louis will be at Mililani this saturday for fb...game on oc 16...


  564. Ralph:

    Cuba stomped US in baseball 10-2


  565. Pomai:

    Ralph did you see the 100m race? I didn't see it but the time was out of sight.


  566. MeiLing:

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    Hope Brent's arm problem is only temporary.


  567. duffer:

    Bryan Clay won the GOLD!!!!!


  568. Loa:

    morning gang!

    congrats to Bryan Clay!

    looks like we getting some rain this morning
    would've been nice to have the cooke field to practice on

    nice to hear Tyler getting his academics back on track

    hope all the recent owee's are minor and the boys get healed quickly


  569. Loa:

    much mahalos to bighilofan2, tom mui, wassup doc, garret, momotaro, xxfaithxx and the rest of the tsaikos helping with the efforts to get cooke field fixed asap


  570. Loa:

    congrats to Tasha Kai and the usa womens soccer team
    and good luck to the mens and womens vb teams in the gold medal matches


  571. rage777:

    Congratulations to Bryan Clay.

    We all know that Castle was the best high school.


  572. Loa:

    Hey Stretch - wake up, we need the reports from ST today


  573. d1島::

    Great Morning All.

    Aloha from McMinnville, OR.
    #2 son is all checked in with his 3 other SLS buddies. Understand that there are 4 other Freshmen from (808); will have to look them up.
    All Fall athletes checked in yesterday so there were lots of Hawaii people around.

    I would have loved to see the 2006 team play in the SB, but oh well...

    Congrats to the Olympians!

    Happy Birthday Ralph!

    Mahalo to bhf2, tommui and WassupDoc for working on a resolution for the Ching Field Fiasco.

    Gotta run now, bbl....


  574. djmitcho:

    Good Morning Tsaikos!


  575. mctruck:

    From a former Castle alum, congrats to Bryan Clay!!!!

    Worry, worry, worry......hmmm???..wassup UH-offense??? also, wassup wit da mounting injuries???..take care everybody..may the football gods watch over the team.


  576. mctruck:

    If TG had any thoughts of being a TEAM player, he wud have made sure that his scholastic issues were in order as coach MAC made mention to earlier. So I'm not worried bout TG.....has he ever appologized to the team for his dropping the ball and failing the team?
    If he makes it back, it's ALL on him now, I don't wish he fails because the way I see it, he's done that all by himself already.


  577. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    ALOHA KAKAHIAKA!

    Congrats, Bryan Clay - what an accomplishment!!!

    Have a great Day, Ka Kou!


  578. Stretch:

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!


  579. bighilofan2:

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    This time next week I'll be getting ready to land in Orlando, pig out with A House and the Mrs an Midori 7! yeaaa!

    Wassup Doc,
    I know you stay reading, yu cute bugga yu. vely smaht yu. yu right, anybody can argue anyting about what is substantial state intres. broken sewer line, yah, substantial state interest, buss up cooke field. shuaa, da mental geniuses always can argue das not a substantial state intress, dats wat smaht peeps who no mo real jobs do, day argue about odda peeps.

    an yu right about XxFaithxX's #554. Thats the future effek of the Contractor's License Board trying for make like dat today.

    Rodney Tam!

    somebody gotta clue you in on what is going on in your board, bradda. "I got a conflict of interest" and then i give the gun to my friend and tell him "here, you shoot da buggas" wat you going say? das alright?

    meanwhile, while we stay workin oursells into a frenzy, da peeps with the Reyn's shirts, Zig Zane dresses, Brooks Braddaz zuits, stay all making like day important. phffftttt!!!! all day doing is passin gas, stinkin up da place, making delay....

    da analysis dats been done here the past 3 days goes over both sides ah da coin. So whats the holdup.

    Darolyn Lendio, you like one conference call? I can hook up Tom, Garrett, WassupDoc, me. Give us a call. We like help move this bugga along NOW!!!!


  580. Kelli:

    Good morning, ST and Tsai-kos!

    Pauoa Boy: I forgot to tell you that I'm not Korean. But, I take that as a compliment. I guess I fool people with my K-drama/music obsession.


  581. bighilofan2:

    Good luck

    LOGAN HAMOCON.

    Fight for the State. Specialty license requirements? Worried about Honokaa Field? I can understand they worried about da Nobriga/Rodrigues/Farrara fixahs, using duck tape lie dat. I can understand the Contractors Board no like da good guyz competing with da "junk kine one time fix and fly da koop kine guyz" but lets get real about making rules so that peeps like Logan, who have proven they can do the job, and if they're the low bidder they get the job. Saves us taxpayers $$.
    I like that. Get 5 high school field fixes coming up.
    This deal is a big deal. The appearance is to stifle
    competition. How this came up in the first place, the day after Hamocon got the Murakami contract, i no care what Sadowski says of his good intentions,
    his actions show me his good intentions.

    nuff said! :evil:


  582. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Good morning all! :)


  583. bighilofan2:

    Hi DPK!

    I'm remembering your mother, our family friend.
    my best to your sis. Have a great day.

    hi ho hi ho

    esme woooossshhhh!!!! :D

    Go Warriors!!!!! Da magnificent 65.

    REPRESENT!!!! Shucks, imho: leave a coupla coaches behind, bring a coupla mo braddaz. :D
    gives 2 mo peeps chance fo wac da Gayz!

    :D :mrgreen: :razz: :lol: :D :blush: :razz:


  584. jm2375:

    Good morning all!

    Congrats to Bryan Clay!! Good luck to the VB teams as they go for the gold.

    Ralph - can I get out of the doghouse now? I promise to be good. *fingers crossed behind back*

    My Espanol was off last night. It's duerme con los angelitos. Dat's what happens at 1 am.


  585. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Mahalo to the Ching/Cooke Field fix-um now Team for advocating the fast fix!
    Good to hear that Doc is in the mix!

    HiHo!


  586. Ohana808:

    Congratulations Bryan Clay!!!
    We're jumping up and down here with excitment for you!
    Everyone in Hawaii Ne is so proud of you ...
    We love you and can't wait to see you when you return to the islands!


  587. bighilofan2:

    ... hey... day might like wackin Gaytaz! :D

    who was dat guy? No respect, I'm tellin ya, no respect..... :D :mrgreen:

    esme wooossshhh!!


  588. tom mui:

    RALPH - MONOTARO

    From what I gather from you guys is that C-68FF is a specialty license for installation of synthetic turf.

    Looking at the Reg Agency(?) website, I see that Sandowski list it on his licenses. But I have not found any references to C-68FF when I googled it.
    Am I missing something?

    The listing of specialty licenses on the contractors website list a whole bunch of specialty licenses but none for synthetic turf. I find nothing about it (C-68FF) in the HRS or HRA.

    So what I am trying to determine is whether the C-68FF is a "proposed" license (phoney baloney?) which is not a "rule" that has the effect of law - that is, approved, signed by the governor, went through the process etc etc.

    I want to make sure that we are on SOLID ground = so if you have a chapter and verse somewhere, let me know!

    Thanks.


  589. ewagirl08:

    They are talking about Rausch being injured and ALexander taking the
    reps at today's practice


  590. gigi-hawaii ©:

    so Alexander goes before Funaki? wow!


  591. duffer:

    I'll probably get SMU'd for this but,

    http://starbulletin.com/2008/07/22/news/story03.html

    http://starbulletin.com/2008/08/14/news/story12.html

    http://www.khnl.com/Global/story.asp?S=8701542


  592. chawan_cut:

    here's last night's news

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbf9qPtqTtc


  593. tom mui:

    BHF:

    The comic page of one of the papers had a series where the chickens were trying to protect themselves from the fox(es). And so they interviewed for security persons and eventually hired a fox (experience etc.).

    They then wondered why a lot of their friends were disappearing.


  594. IsleStyle:

    Marissa Bonilla was a student manager for the 2006 Hawaii team?

    Well then, that ends the debate -- best team ever.


  595. XxFaithxX:

    Morning all. I'll be linking to two (2) articles from the other papers back issues.

    One is from Oda, Verna & the other is her boss (Whoms office I called and then they told me I had to go through Odas office....BS ping--ponging to delay my research)

    Unreal these people.


  596. XxFaithxX:

    nt


  597. XxFaithxX:

    And, they both came out on THE SAME DAY. Talk about being in cahoots.


  598. Bulla:

    congrats to Brian Clay! awesome job.

    Hawaii is so blessed to have a myriad of athletes at the Olympics this year. it only goes to further prove that Hawaii athletes can compete at the very highest level of competition in the world.

    Imua Lanakila

    Belated happy birthday to Ralph...enjoy

    Let's go Warriors...gotta rock for the swamp boyz.....

    Happy Aloha Friday to one and all. i was at an event last night to view Hawaii Nei, the new show by roy tokujo in waikiki. with so much money and technoloy, i had hoped for something more, but that is just me. kudos to all of the cast, they did a wonderful job performing what was scripted for them.


  599. BowsForever:

    Congratulations Graunke! You've got your work cut out for you, but it's a fact that you can help this team win. Get that degree and don't let the team down!


  600. LizKauai [Believer]:

    SWAMP WARRIOR FANS- Any ti leaves to be had in FL? (My sister in the panhandle says no mo in her area.)
    Otherwise - we gotta bring.
    Will the stadium allow them?

    Many questions, little time.


  601. Kekoa:

    My Espanol was off last night. It’s duerme con los angelitos. Dat’s what happens at 1 am.

    jm2375 ~ Can I get a breakfast burrito with that last order?


  602. Jack Flash:

    What's da skoops on the QB situation? Is Rausch ok? All these injuries really SUCK!!!


  603. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Liz -- what day are you going to leave for Florida and when will you return?

    It's good you have the iPhone and can blog during the game.


  604. LizKauai [Believer]:

    gigi- Tuesday and Tuesday


  605. Kekoa:

    BHF2 ~ I'm pulling my Swamp Buggy out of storage for you to drive onto the field trailing your Banana to make a 'statement!'

    "BEAT DA FLORIDA GECKO GEEKS!"


  606. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Mr. Flash,

    It's reported elsewhere that Alexander is taking reps with the first team. Rausch is going to be out "a couple of days".


  607. Kekoa:

    Duffer ~ Mahalo for the Post Toasties! Interesting read.

    CC ~ I'm glad you provide this little 'peek-a-boo' of the local news. We don't always get a chance to catch the original newscast sometimes. You are still high on my Xmas list.


  608. LizKauai [Believer]:

    bhf2 - Section 44, Row 37


  609. Kekoa:

    Wow!...fass trip Aunty Liz! Tuesday turnaround huh? Arrive Tuesday, do 2 hundred tings, meet family, drive to Swamp, watch game, blog/report on game, dodge bullets coming out of stadium and be back da same day! Whoot Whoot! You go girl! :cool:


  610. madeinhawaii:

    Tom Mui,

    RE: C68FF, I found this online:

    http://www.ehawaii.gov/dcca/pvllist/html/PVLListDataDocumentationPublic.PDF


  611. stacyj:

    Quick hello!

    Kelli, only remember that your dad's kid was also a Dole to FHS kid. So many of the teachers' kids went to private school or they would never send them to a school in Kalihi so when one of the staff did, it was always cool to see. Another notable staffer's kid is Augie T. I went to school with his younger brother that passed away in high school.

    Hope Rausch is okay. Good thing we are solid with other QBs.
    K-gotta run...Have a great day Tsaikos!


  612. Hawaiianbod:

    :smile: Good morning Tsaikos! :smile:
    :smile:
    :smile: Happy Aloha Friday! :smile:
    :smile:

    CONGRATULATIONS BRYAN CLAY!! Way to REPRESENT the 808!
    B>
    7 days, 21 hours, 6 minutes and counting.........
    GO WARRIOS!!!


  613. Long Time UH Fan:

    GO WARRIORS!

    GAFF DA GATORS!


  614. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Howzit LTUHF!
    Good to see you out here with yer Warrior blood boilin'! ;) How ya doin'?


  615. Joel:

    The Florida Gators have started the fall season, 0-1. Fay continues to pound Gainesville, and it does not look good. When Fay reaches the Gulf of Mexico, Gainesville will be on the right side of the storm, the bad side. Gainesville expects major flooding, wind damage, and power outages. Click http://www.wcjb.com/

    Gainesville is known as a "Tree City". Since it's founding, the city has been landscaped with an abundant of trees and have passed laws protecting them. As a result, the city is crippled when hit by a tropical storm.

    Hawaii traveling fans should expect the unexpected. In 2004, Gainesville faced a similar blow forcing UF to close for a week and canceling the weekend football game. No announcements have been made as of yet.

    LizKauai,

    Checkout http://www.gatorzone.com/facilities/?venue=swamp&page=home&sport=footb


  616. Kekoa:

    Howzit DPK! I talked to cousin *BR* about what his work schedule is looking like. After finishing this next movie project in France, he will be returning to da ceded lands with a syndicated morning TV show to be broadcasting 'live' from remote locations on both Maui and Oahu.

    This would be an opportune time to team with him and showcase some of your story ideas. He just wants to make sure that you write him and his braddah "da Rock" (ala Scorpion King) in as the heros and not the heavys! Bwahahaha!


  617. Thomas Mui:

    MADEINHAWAII:

    Thank you for your #610. Strange that the Contractors Board doesn't list that as one of the specialties.

    What puzzles me still is C-68FF one of those licenses that was made into law and if so, when OR is this classification one of those listings that codifies specialties in all 50 states?

    I refer to Verna Oda's statement in the SB 8/7/08: "n the meantime, the matter is still the subject of public discussion at the board." I have to assume that C-68FF is not mandatory for the laying of synthetic turf but can be done under the landscape specialty.


  618. (Jesse) James:

    Good morning Tsaikos...and Tsaikettes....

    Anyways...just wanted to say hello and drop by to see what was going on.

    Just a quick note and reminder gang…the first Tsaiko TVgate of the year will be held on August 30th at the bright and early hour of 6:00 a.m. Yes, that’s right, UHFan808 and jojo….6 in the morning…LOL.

    Anyway, we have reserved one half of Genji’s for this viewing. So far, 33 people have made RSVPs for the event. If you haven’t RSVPd yet, please let me know. The cost will be $20 but you get an all-you-can eat breakfast buffet. The bar will also be open for those who wish to imbibe.

    So, come and watch our Warriors as the play in The Swamp with a bunch of crazy Warrior fans. All are welcome to attend, and if you’re a lurker, just come on in, we don’t bite…well, maybe DPK does…j/k….

    2008 WARRIOR FOOTBALL SEASON OPENER

    UH vs Florida

    GENJIS

    6:00 a.m.

    Menu is as follows:

    Miso soup
    fresh fruit
    muffins
    scrambled eggs
    vienna sausage
    SPAM
    portugese sausage
    Genji fried rice
    steamed rice
    endless coffee

    Come out and enjoy the fun, friendship, food, family, and football….

    See Steve M’s site for more details and contact info to make the RSVP.

    Unfortunately, it appears that we've just about reached our limit on this event at 42 attendees. You can e-mail me if you want to be put on a waiting list at jgo8464822@aol.com


  619. madeinhawaii:

    Thomas,

    Did you see the July KHNL article regarding CF?

    http://www.khnl.com/Global/story.asp?S=8701542

    I think it was proposed but because only a handful of contractors have that license, it may not have been ratified as it would put a lot of landscapers in a bind.

    You may want to contact the writer to see if there is more to it now.


  620. LizKauai [Believer]:

    Mahalo, Joel!

    "Prohibited Items
    Food/drink containers, bottles, cans, thermoses ice bags, ice chests, any artificial noise making device, flags, weapons, umbrellas, strollers, back packs, carry bags, video cameras/cases or any items deemed hazardous by game management personnel will not be allowed in the stadium. Law enforcement officials have the right to inspect any item at any time for the purpose of spectator safety.

    * There are no provisions to check items at the gates.
    * Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited.
    * Chairbacks larger than a single seat are prohibited."


  621. madeinhawaii:

    James,

    Is Genji closed to all other walk-ins for game day? Or are there other areas where peeps can sit and view the game?


  622. (Jesse) James:

    mih...there is a separate area where walk ins are welcomed. The area we have is reserved for our party....


  623. Long Time UH Fan:

    Da Punchbowl Kid,

    Good Morning! Good to see you and all the other Tsaikos up and about. Just had late breakfast and watched the Olympics and our athletes winning the gold medals in Beijing makes me so proud... especially our local athletes like Bryan Clay and Natasha Kai.


  624. madeinhawaii:

    Thanks James,

    Estelle and I will try to make it, but it all depends on the weather and how she feels in the morning. My son has a soft tennis match that day and if the weather looks bad on our end, I may have to stand by to take him to the school. Contingencies.. contingencies.. contingencies..eh?


  625. Ralph:

    bighilofan2 see posts 591,596, 610 and 619 per cooke field


  626. Stretch:

    Got half a report from the second half of this morning's practice from ST. Maybe Loa can give the first half??

    Rausch was held out of practice today w/ a sore arm. Alexander and Funaki taking all the snaps. If Rausch's arm isn't ready for Florida, I would expect Alexander to get the start. Graunke was not on the field, not sure where he was.

    During the 2-min drill, the D came up with a few picks.

    Another thing to keep in mind, if you are one the sidelines and Alexander is throwing the ball away, be careful. He REALLY throws the ball away, not just out of bounds, out of the field.


  627. (Jesse) James:

    Stretch...so what did you and KK bid on at last nights Pigout?? And better yet, what did you guys get???


  628. LizKauai [Believer]:

    New blog is up.


  629. Pride.:

    Can't believe that August 30th is almost here. I remember when BHFan2 started the countdown. Can't remember the first number he started with, was it like 150 days ago?

    He's been counting down ever since.

    I wished that BHFan2 could suit up and play. His focus and intensity is quite infectious.


  630. jm2375:

    Kekoa - I am not Mexican! As WDoc can attest to, I one buddhahead. Hubby is from Spain, parents from Cuba, so I only know a little Spanish and can make only a few Cuban and Spanish dishes.

    So, how did practice go this morning? Did they get rained out? Da***, this is what Cooke Field is for! :x Where's da new post?


  631. WarriorfanstuckinIdaho:

    Without question the 2006 Warriors were better.
    2006 schedule was harder, we played the best Boise team ever, in Boise, and Alabama in their place. Neither loss was a blowout.

    Those two games in Aloha stadium and THAT team might have won those games and had two GREAt victories.

    2007, our schedule was not close to being as difficult as the previous year.

    In 2006 we SMOKED WAC teams more soundly than the undefeated Boise team did.

    In 2007 we struggled in games that should have never been close in the conference.

    The 2006 Warriors were every bit as good as 2006 BCS buster Broncos, and better than the 2007 team.


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