Alexander wins WAC award; UH lands QB and LB

October 27th, 2008

Greg Alexander has been named the WAC's Offensive Player of the Week.

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The Warriors yesterday received commitments from Joey Iosefa, a quarterback/safety from American Samoa, and linebacker Liloa Nobriga of Palo Verde High in Las Vegas.
Iosefa, who is 6 feet 1 and 190 pounds, was named American Samoa's 2007 Offensive Player of the Year in football. He also plays basketball, volleyball and soccer.
Nobriga is 6 feet 3 and 230 pounds. He attended ‘Iolani School through his sophomore year, then moved to Las Vegas, where his family had relocated. He was a promising basketball player at ‘Iolani. He played football as an ‘Iolani freshman, but not as a sophomore. Last season, he had 11 sacks.

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Keala Watson did a good deed the other night. Figuring that Fale Laeli had been limited because of knee and ankle problems this season, Watson decided to relinquish his starting spot. It was a nice gesture of sportsmanship, selflessness and respect. Laeli was a starter last season, and was expected to be a big contributor this season before incurring health problems.

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Our thoughts, prayers and good wishes go to Dr. Doc, who suffered a heart attack last night.

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Happy birthday to Long Time UH Fan, who has been a great person for a long time.

421 Responses to “Alexander wins WAC award; UH lands QB and LB”

  1. Ukuhead:


    Looks like were getting a bunch of good recruits

  2. al:

    just missed it/

  3. cheepono:

    awesome news about the commits!

    btw... thanks for the poster ST!

  4. al:

    dr. doc....more prayers. not its your turn, "you gotta believe and trust" that the Lord heals.

  5. al:

    happy birthday longtimeuhfan!!!!

    so now we really got to do lunch soon.

  6. WarriorMojo:

    Top Ten, Baby!

    Liloa, Joey: Welcome to Warrior Nation!

  7. Stephen Tsai:

    next step is for you to meet them in person.

  8. al:

    so is iosefa projected as a qb or safety? sounds like a real athletic guy to be able to play all those sports.

    nobriga is going to be a big time talent. he too a multitalented athlete.

    boy things are looking good. just give this staff time to develope a recruiting game plan and they deliver. i am sure that tuioti is right in the thick of all this.

  9. al:

    re: post #4

    should be: " its your turn,...."

  10. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    WOW... our prayers go out to Wassup and Dr. Doc... Speedy and Full Recovery!!!

  11. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Welcome Joey and Liloa!

    Way to go, Keala and Hauolu Lahanau LTUHF!

    Nitey Nite KaKou!

  12. Pomai:

    WassupDoc and Doc, God speed, will keep you in prayer. As al said "just believe"

  13. WarriorMojo:

    ST: No words from our newest Warriors? Or is that for the byline?

  14. al: today's sports section for more info.

  15. Stephen Tsai:

    There's a full story, with quotes from both, in the online and newspaper editions.

  16. 99club:

    Dr. Doc...our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Get well soon.

  17. duffer:

    Interesting article on the future of pineapple on Maui

  18. WarriorMojo:

    Ah, okay. Congratulations on breaking the story, ST.

  19. duffer:

    Thoughts and prayers to Dr Doc......Get well soon

  20. duffer:

    Happy Birthday LTUHF! :-)

  21. HawaiianbodPride:

    top 25.

  22. HawaiianbodPride:

    Happy Birthday LTUHF!!!

    Have a great day!

  23. HawaiianbodPride:

    Again, Godspeed to DrDoc. Mt thoughts and prayers are with you.

  24. HawaiianbodPride:


  25. HawaiianbodPride:


  26. HawaiianbodPride:

    Keala - i commend you for your humbleness and your love for your Warrior brother. What a class act!

  27. HawaiianbodPride:

    Jason - this was the first and last time i take the 49ers defense as my FF pick. What happened? They were highly rated and were playing at home against the helpless Seahawks.

    JT Sullivan was benched an replaced by Shawn Hill. Who??? At least Andre Davis has learned a valuable lesson. Gotta love Coach Singletary and his intensity and passion. Don't mess with him!

  28. HawaiianbodPride:

    Al - any leftovers from dinner? Mmmm! You always have the most mouth-watering, desired dishes. Can you adopt me?

  29. HawaiianbodPride:

    Uncle Pomai - Warriors 45 Utah St 28

  30. HawaiianbodPride:

    10 is my limit.

    *see* everyone in the p.m.


  31. wafan:

    WDoc and Dr.Doc . . .

    Here are hopes and prayers for a speedy and complete recovery.

    Both Hercules and Saturn know you have their best interest and well-being in mind no matter what your final decision may be.

    Keep well WDoc -- you cannot not take care of them if you do not first take care of yourself.

  32. wafan:

    Make this a great day everyone!!!

  33. Jay:

    Prayers for Dr. Doc. Get well soon.

  34. Pomai:

    I think we are going to see two Leonard's from the Warriors playing on sundays!!!

  35. Garret:


    Fingers crossed, thoughts, prayers, and best wishes for Dr. Doc.

  36. Garret:

    Happy Birthday Long Time UH Fan!

  37. Garret:

    Welcome to the Warriors Joey Iosefa and Liloa Nobriga! Congratulations to them and to the Warrior coaching staff!

  38. Garret:

    Mack Brown and a few other coaches started the practice of offering scholarships early about 10 or so years ago...and the practice has really increased over the years. Now, recruits who don't commit early may not have any available scholarships from their preferred schools, and schools that do not offer early are left out in the cold.

    When Texas is basically done recruiting before the season starts and even JJ gets 23 commits already, the whole recruiting world has changed.

  39. Loa:

    morning gang!

    thoughts and prayers for Dr. Doc, get well soon

  40. Loa:

    Happy Birthday Long Time UH Fan!

  41. Loa:

    Keala Watson is such a class act

  42. Loa:

    Joey & Liloa - Welcome to the Warriors!
    kudos to the entire coaching and admin staff for the recruiting efforts

  43. Hank:

    ...a prayer and good outcomes to dr. doc....get well brudda...

  44. Hank:

    ...happy birthday LTUHF...i've been following your positive and insightful commentary for years on this're an original.

  45. Hank:

    Welcome to Warrior Nation Joey and Liloa!

    What an awesome job of recruiting the staff is doing...this is exactly the kind of early action recruiting that i had been wishing for in the past......

  46. addahknowjoe:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Doc for a complete recovery.

    Our love and support to Wassup Doc to remain steadfast and strong for Dr. D in such a critical time.

  47. addahknowjoe:

    Hau'oli La Hanau LTUH.

  48. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  49. Garret:

    I know that selected athletes had early offers for a long time...but the national trend to offer almost all available scholarships early is quite a change. I remember how Texas A&M used to do a HUGE recruiting push on one of the last 2 recruiting weekends before signing day...they would bring in all of their recruits then (well after the season was over) and hope that the players would bond and all commit together.

    Mack Brown came to Texas and offered 40+ recruits before they had even played their senior season. He filled up his recruiting class before Texas A&M had even brought their recruits for the big recruiting weekend, so Texas beat A&M badly in recruiting that year. In fact, the A&M coaches didn't adapt for 3 years or so, and by then it was too late since the on-field performance of the team showed the effects of recruiting. That is a big reason why Texas is so good now and Texas A&M is not.

    Mack was at Texas Tech and saw the early stages of Texas' early recruiting and how that changed recruiting in that state. He saw how every school had to hold camps to figure out who they wanted to offer, since schools could no longer wait for players to play their senior season. And Mack has adapted well, which will show up on the field in a few years!

  50. d1島::

    Great Morning All!

    Thoughts and prayers for Dr.Doc for a complete and speedy recovery.
    WassupDoc, fingers crossed and a good thought for you as well.

    Happy Birthday Long Time UH Fan!

    Classy move by Keala Watson.

  51. matt:

    Is there a list of all our commits somewhere? Seems like we have a great class coming in.

  52. d1島::

    Welcome to the newest Warriors- Joey and Liloa!

  53. addahknowjoe:

    A few years ago I had a chance to watch Liloa play Intermediate football for Iolani against Kamehameha up at Kapalama heights. He was a one man wrecking crew! Hands down, a man amongst boys that day.

    Everyone had high expectations of him. But, then he simply vanished. Only to resurface in LV doing some serious damage!

    Glad to see the islands never left his heart.

  54. mctruck:

    Prayers from Texas for the Doc's.

    I saw a 6'2"-qb on UH's interest list on Scoutdotcom who runs a 4.3/40.

    I wonder how ol/dl recruiting will fare?

  55. djmitcho:

    Prayers and thoughts to WDoc and Dr. Doc

  56. chawan_cut:

    take care dr. doc.

  57. djmitcho:

    Good Morning Tsaikoland.
    Happy Birthday to LTUHF!
    Hope everyone has a good week.

  58. jm2375:

    Good morning Tsai-kos! IS IT SATURDAY YET?

    Best wishes and speedy recovery to Dr. Doc. Best wishes also to your pets. We lost our beloved dog last year after a short illness and we grieved for months.
    W-Doc - please let me know if you need anything, neighbor!

    Happy Birthday LTUHF!!

    Welcome to da ohana to all the commits!! BELIEVE!!

    Keala Watson is one class act. Can we clone him about 100 times?

    Kekoa - kid not feeling good and staying home from school. Bachi? :D :wink:

  59. jm2375:

    OK, off to work. bbl. esme and out. whooooosh.

  60. Stretch:

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Dr Doc - take care of yourself

    Happy Birthday Long Time UH Fan!! Can we call your MORE Long Time UH Fan now??!!??

    Welcome to the new Warriors - Iosefa and Nobriga

  61. Stretch:

    There have been some inquiries since the Tsaikos attended last year.

    Na Koa Football Banquet
    December 7, 2008
    Sheraton Waikiki Hotel - Hawaii Ballroom
    Cocktails 5:00 pm Dinner at 6:00 pm
    $75/person - 10 to a table

    For those who are interested, email me at stretch6592 at yahoo. Please email me ASAP so I know how many tables we will fill. Last people to email me will be cut off if there are not enough for a full table. Deadline to email me is Friday Nov 7.

  62. Stretch:

    Heard a travel agent company is setting up next year's WSU / UNLV trip with an Alaskan cruise in between. Sounds like something some of the Tsaikos might be interested in. Not sure of costs yet but I'll post when the info comes out.

  63. Loa:

    Greg Alexander has been named the WAC’s Offensive Player of the Week.

    Congratulations Greg!

  64. Loa:

    Stretch - howzit, did you get your package from ST?

  65. expat:

    I am getting concerned for Inoke. How many times this season has he gotten "his bell rung." Wasn't there a quote from Ron Lee saying that Inoke had gotten his bell rung and was seeing stars Saturday? The coaching staff needs to ensure that Inoke is not getting seriously hurt. There is no such thing as a "mild" concussion, and I don't know what else could cause you to be "out of it" other than a concussion.

    One thing we have seen from our QBs this year is an apparent reluctance to 'fess up to injuries. I don't know if it is because of all the competition, or what. But these guys have to understand that it doesn't help the team to try to "play through" some of these injuries. Tyler was in way to long against Oregon State after he got hurt. Not only was he ineffective after the injury, but he almost certainly injured himself further and delayed his recovery. Inoke has apparently spent several series in a fog after getting knocked around. Again, he doesn't help himself or the team by doing so. These guys have to be a little more responsible with this stuff.

  66. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    :!: Greg Alexander has been named the WAC’s Offensive Player of the Week. CONGRATS!!!

  67. Stretch:

    Good Morning Loa ... Thanks, ST told me about it but knowing him, I'll probably get it sometime next season.

  68. Stretch:

    Congratulations to Greg Alexander!!

  69. NYUH:

    Apparently, Gov Lingle has accused Colt Brennan's connection to Hawaii as "not geniune" because he only spent a couple of years in Hawaii.

  70. myki:

    Good morning to Tsai-kos everywhere!

    Special thoughts and prayers to the Docs for a speedy recovery. Good thoughts also for your precious animals.

    Welcome to the new recruits and a happy birthday to Long Time UH Fan.

    To all have a great week beginning w

  71. myki:

    Having a bit of trouble getting used to a new toy. Meant to say : have a great week beginning with a supah Monday!!

  72. madeinhawaii:

    Get well soon Dr. Doc. Estelle and I wish you a speedy recovery.

    Long Time UH Fan... Happy Birthday!

    HEY! It's TRUE! Nobriga and Iosefa ... whoah! Defense and Offense -- both outstanding athletes. E Komo Mai Warriors!

  73. Stretch:

    Listening to 1420 and get one babooooze calling right now....

  74. madeinhawaii:


    I think she was comparing his connection to Hawaii with Obama's... lol.. it was a bit of a stretch.. BUT really, she should have said that bitl in Samoan. Colt would have tried. ;-)

  75. myki:

    Stretch, that babooze has speeding fingers to get through all the time. Speed dialing I guess. See you later.

  76. Stretch:

    On Kauai so no Na Koa Lunch for me...

  77. NYUH:

    disregard my last, apparently the gov was talking about someone else currently employed in Washington DC. thanks madeinhawaii, for setting me straight!

  78. Kekoa:

    NYUH ~ OK and their point is? Colt is genuine and should be the next Gov? Seriously, how does this stuff get into the tabloids? Colt Mania, I guess.

  79. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Pix from the Nevada at UH Game and T-Gate.

    NYUH- Lingle may have heard the "Colt for Governor" call. Also, wasn't there a "Colt for President" Washington coverup rumor after he went to the Redskins?

    Politicians, beware!!!
    :roll: :twisted: :lol:


  80. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Hi 5- Kekoa...great /sick minds... bwahahaha!

  81. Kekoa:

    W/Doc ~ Please give us an update of Dr. Doc's condition today. We are all hoping for his speedy recovery. The Doc has always been such a stand-up guy.

  82. koakane iPhone:

    morning tsaikos

    taking this time to wish DrDoc a safe recovery and all tests show his health is back to normal.

    back to work (eh no comments from dem engineers)

  83. Jay:

    morning tsaikos.

    congrats to Alexander.

  84. XxFaithxX:

    wishes for a full and speedy recovery going out to Dr. Doc....

  85. Kekoa:

    Really Aunty Liz. In Colt we trust...all others can take a 'hike!'

  86. Jay:

    nice pics LizK.

    The upside down H. I've see alot of logos upside down lately.

  87. jm2375:

    Congrats to Greg Alexander!!!

  88. Kekoa:

    It's ALIVE!...Good Morning Koakane!
    How you bruddah?
    Ready for sum Therapy?
    The word on the street this morning is, Da Wessai Chaptah meets da Hawaii Kai Chaptah on Saturday mornin, Nov 1st.
    Eh! Uncle Mufi...get my rail car ready so I can ride 'em from Kapolei to Hawaii Kai!!

  89. Kekoa:

    Long Time UH Fan has a Birthday today! Whoa...we can start da celebration today and wrap it up on Saturday where we can seek Therapy!

  90. Buffoman:

    Somehow lost in all of the great news around Alexander, which is, by the way GREAT, is the play of Funaki as we were struggling to make the offense go. His scramble and dive to get the first down I thought was also a big but maybe unnoticed moment in momentum swings. That, in my opinion was a moment when he had to make something out of nothing. He could have gone out of bounds but that dive of determination to keep a drive alive, I felt was a turning point for the team. Maybe not "the" turning point but a much needed, timely moment that leaders produce.

  91. Kekoa:

    Shout out to Misses Teixeira who came out of the shadows to post last night. Please join us and let us know where you are posting from.

  92. Baboozepride:

    Eh, engineers should keep their minds occupied with tings oddah than listening to da rayjo.

    btw, you wen follow da discushun about da time change?

  93. Pride.:

    Liloa Nobriga was seated a few seats away from Koakane during the Nevada game. He showed up with about three minutes left in the game so must have been down on the field earlier.

    Kept asking Koakane to ask him where he was going to commit to, and Koakane responded, who? where? what, you know dem? I don't know dem? who dat, I don't know him? I finally gave up, noting the myriad of empty beer cups lying on the ground near his chair.

    Glad to hear the good news about him and Iosefa. Go Warriors.

  94. Stretch:

    I was able to follow the dicussion on the time change but I had to take out my calculator to figure out what time the game starts from the 1pm MT. I was going use my fingers but I only have 10.

  95. d1島:

    Congratulations to GA!
    Well-deserved honor and a testament to staying positive with a great attitude. His time arrived on Saturday; let's hope it was just the beginning of more great things to come...

  96. d1島:

    He went back to using cups? Thought he was just running the stuff in IV!
    Of course, he coulda used coffee by that method the next morning ;-)

  97. midori7:

    Dr Doc: wishing you a speedy recovery!

    Happy Birthday LTUF!

    Great news from the recruiting front!

    Way to go Greg Alexander!

  98. Jason:

    My prayers for Dr. Doc as he recovers. WassupDoc, please keep us updated as to his condition. We're all rooting for him.

    Long Time UH Fan: Happy birthday! And yeah, Francis taking PDEs, that's crazy. FYI, folks, that's Math 402. I stopped with differential equations after Math 302. Then again, I'm not going into engineering, and he is, so that's necessary.

    Hawaiianbod: You do realize Mike Nolan was fired because, among many reasons, the defense can't stop a Pop Warner team's offense. I saw that you started San Francisco, and I laughed. (Gotta be happy about something — you beat me by 16 points. Stupid Packers bye week.)

    Congrats to Greg Alexander!

  99. da princess' classmate:

    great game saturday nite. 8-5 seems like a realistic expectation now, maybe even 9-4 if we keep on improving, we should be favored in all of em except for cincy. all the tinkering the coaches did worked out beautifully. we've got a lot of unselfish players, bain and mouton and the qb's. third down conversions finally improved and that was great to see.

    lord knows we have a lot to improve upon, o-line, rungame w/o kealoha, conservative playcalling a tad, the only thing w/ the special teams is grasso's punts really only travel 34-37 yds w/ bounces going our way. but that's being nitpicky...

    things are really lookin up. we have a really young o so we should keep on improving there and coach mack's specialty is d so i don't worry about that as much. and the recuits are loooking great too. do we see world series champion shane victorino getting honored at the next halftime show...

  100. midori7:

    UH vs Nevada Blog Contest

    Congratulations to Tom Mui! Winner of the white Nike UH jersey!

    Didn't even need to go to the tiebreakers!

    UHfan808 & I thank you for participating in last week's contest!

  101. Pride.:

    Hello Engineer? Stretch, you get ten toes too, no need calculator. You can count up to twenty, Sherlock.

  102. tommui:

    DR DOC. Speedy recovery and take it easy!

    LTUHFan = happy birthday and don't forget to contact Stretch for that Alaskan cruise!

    Greg - congratulations! And Keala Watson - you are definitely a class act.

  103. Pride.:

    You are right D1. Koakane must be one veteran. But instead of left-right-left -right cadence. His cadence is beer-kofe-beer-kofe-beer-kofe.

  104. koakane™:

    quick morning to buddahs kekoa, stretch, new pride clan, and sistas lizk, jm(with da numbas) and myki

    yep kekoa hawaii kai bound this sat. mahalo for the good work done by twins and rob25.

    anoddah shout out to shane and the Phillies. going for the knock out punch today and hopefully putting the series away.

    pride cannot comment on outta island prospects since I have no info about dem. don't want to sound like other's who make comments and latter its found out they don't know.

    come on now pride. I just didn't know the outta island prospects. usually I wait till the official commitment is made and verified by UH. plus I didn't want to bother you this past sat since you looked busy.

  105. da princess' classmate:

    wac offense's nightmare in the near future, in addition to the lb's we got coming back- RJ, Brashton, Blaze, Paipai, TJ Alofipo, and now Liloa. love the local flavor there. sucks that we have to wait 5 days for the next game and almost a month for the next home game but at least we can look forward to many holidays this month.... :)

  106. al:

    pomai re: post #272

    believe me they are already doing this for years now and they've kept this up. they may have pages of the playbook or may have comitted them to memory. i doubt any program will let a player have a playbook off season.

    the playbook is akin to the pastor's bible.

    oh btw, here's my usu predict: uh 42- usu 17

  107. midori7:

    UH at Utah St viewing at Therapy Sports Grill

    Breakfast orders - need more info

    **Protector & Lopaka43 and wife**
    how do you want your eggs cooked & what type of meat?
    (spam, portuguese sausage, vienna sausage or bacon)

    **Protector's guest Clyde & Mei Ling**
    what 2 choices do you want in your omelet?
    (spam, kamaboko, green onions, portuguese sausage, bacon, spinach, mushrooms, cheese, salsa, hot dog, mixed greens)

    Please let me know ASAP. Thanks!

  108. Stretch:

    October 27th, 2008 at 9:01 am
    Hello Engineer? Stretch, you get ten toes too, no need calculator. You can count up to twenty, Sherlock.

    I think it would have looked a little suspicious for me to take off my shoes and socks in the office. Not to mention the smell that others would have to deal with.

  109. koakane™:

    d1 tried the IV like you said but the nurse quit because she was getting tired refilling dem cans :lol:

  110. koakane™:

    nuff said now going to see if all is well

    lattas everyone

  111. Stretch:

    October 27th, 2008 at 9:05 am
    I didn’t want to bother you this past sat since you looked busy.

    eh koakane, I have NEVER seen someone get so excited at a game before

  112. al:

    koakane on game days is more like beer, beer, beer, beer, beer, ...........what kofe?

  113. al:

    midori....practicing her waitress skills. no forget her tip.

  114. Krystyn:

    So is there any news about Blaze Soares playing against Utah State?

  115. al:

    with approximately a dozen scholies left...........

    2 cornerbacks
    2 running backs
    3 olineman
    2 defensive tackles
    2 receivers
    1 wildcard, i.e., the best athlete available

  116. Jay:


    UH 41 21

  117. d1島:


    d1 tried the IV like you said but the nurse quit because she was getting tired refilling dem cans

    Sounds like you need "Stretch Beer"!

  118. LizKauai [Pride]:

    So, uh, I was wonderin...
    IF it is true that Coach Mack launched a laptop, I wonder what he was reading that, er, stimulated the halftime conversation in the locker room?
    :?: :?: :?:

    no matter now- but da boyz sure were pumped up after the hamster ball race!

  119. d1島:


    38 - 16 d1shima

  120. d1島:


    midori….practicing her waitress skills. no forget her tip.

    Hope she not serving the adult beverages, too. She going be too busy to watch the game!

  121. JaM:

    Dr Doc.. Our Prayers for a speedy recovery.

    Wishing LTUH fan a very Happy Birthday and many more!

  122. JaM:

    Good morning all!

  123. d1島:

    For those who are lucky enough to make it...
    Enjoy the Na Koa lunch today! It's helmet day!

  124. duffer:

    The Maui News confirmed that Mana Rosa committed to Oregon St. Their online version is not up yet, so I can't give a link to the story.

  125. da princess classmate:

    i guess coach cav got to him. that's okay good luck to da kid. one of these days we'll get a baldwin kid...

    leave da pipeline open who knows we may get another "mana" transfer from osu...

  126. LizKauai [Pride]:

    Hi JaM! Thanks for a fun weekend for U-boi!


  127. Jack Flash:

    Best wishes to the Doc family.
    Warriors gave us a great win over Nevada. I have no doubt we'll all be getting together Christmas Eve to watch them beat up on the Pac10!

  128. duffer:

    And Sean Tesoro is red shirting at UNLV this year.

  129. da princess classmate:

    Gotta feel kinda bad for ty willingham at uw, he had no chance w/ that brutal schedule and jake locker's injury. good luck to him...

  130. LizKauai [Believer]:

    JackFlash- missed you and the ohana at camp swampy Saturday! We are sooo looking forward to spending Christmas Eve with everyone!

  131. djmitcho:

    what was the winning guess? I went back and looked at the blog and james and tom both had 63. Did one of them change it?

  132. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    Aloha Everyone:

    Mahalo for the good wishes from everyone here - I am on my way to Kaiser Moanalua in a few minutes. Unfortunately, no visitors except for family plus it's difficult for him to talk on the phone because of the oxygen mask.

    It's not likely I'll be at the Na Koa luncheon today which I'd planned to attend because I can't make the CTC show tomorrow evening.

    Midori7 - still keep us on the RSVP list for Saturday and will update it later in the week. Mahalo.

    Will report back later this evening. Again, mahalo for the good vibes.

  133. LizKauai [Believer]:

    Love this Twitter entry!!

    Davone_Bess: i hope my boyz can beat NV tonight last years game was the biggest win of the season i think we really came together as a team at that point 4:05 PM Oct 25th from web

    Davone_Bess: My Boys Pulled It Off! W00T! Congrats. Samson doubted you guys. He owes me a lunch next week. I really want some L&L beef stew! Wish me luck 12:48 AM yesterday from web

  134. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Greetings and Blessings, Warrior Nation! :)

    Prayers for Dr. Doc. Get well soon.

    :) Happy Birthday to Tsaiko-in-Chief, LTUHF! :)
    Here's to many more to come.

    Welcome to the Warrior Nation, Joey and Liloa!

    A big congrats to Alexander for the POW recognition.

  135. LizKauai [Believer]:

    Doc- give our love and prayers to Dr. Doc!!!

  136. LizKauai [Believer]:

    Hi DPK- Missed you guys at the Saturday T-Gate ! It was so much fun once you got through the swampy stuff ;-)

  137. Stretch:

    Davone_Bess: My Boys Pulled It Off! W00T! Congrats. Samson doubted you guys. He owes me a lunch next week. I really want some L&L beef stew! Wish me luck 12:48 AM yesterday from web

    What's up Samson??!!?? Gotta BELIEVE!!

  138. chawan_cut:

    where'd you get that twitter from davone?

  139. LizKauai [Believer]:

    chawan_cut- I joined Twitter and am following Davone.

  140. (Jesse) James:

    Good morning Tsaikos...

    Taking a break from work.

    Godspeed and blessings to Dr. Doc and Wassupdoc.....hoping and praying that all will be well. Like wafan said, you can't help anyone if you don't help yourself first.

    Congrats to Greg Alexander.....

    Thanks to all those that came out to the "swamp" on Saturday for still good times at the tailgate (even with the slight mix-up and having to haul the hot charcoal up the hill...homey still has the phoenix and dragon on both of his forearms from that deed..thanks homey...MWAHAHAHAHHA).

    Warriors just need to focus on this week's snap and clear...

    Aloha and welcome to the new Warriors Joey Iosefa and Liloa Nobriga.

    Oh, and Happy B-day to LTUHF....and many more....

    Aloha and welcome to the new Warriors Joey Iosefa and Liloa Nobriga.

  141. d1島:

    chawan_cut- I joined Twitter and am following Davone


  142. BowsForever:

    Get well soon, Doc!

    Davone has a Twitter account? For real!?

    Samson doubted the team?! Double for real?

    I'd call BS right away, but I'll give Samson a pass since he's an '06 alum.

  143. (Jesse) James:

    dj...Thanks, but I think I had a guess of 58 or something....I know someone guessed 63 which was spot on.....dang, short by a few again...LOL...(No comments homey).....

  144. HeinekenHealer:

    Wassup Doc,

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery for Dr. Doc.

    If you want me to do some healing for Dr Doc.... please let me know.

    I also do animal healing and I have many animal patients.

  145. BowsForever:

    Congrats to Alexander on the well-deserved award. I'm really liking our chances on the 2-game road trip these days.

  146. LizKauai [Believer]:

    I will vouch for HeinekenHealer... Doc- tell Kaiser he is you brother and get him in there.

  147. LizKauai [Believer]:

    btw, HH, pls email me - don't want to gross out the blog with TMI...
    lizkauai at gmail dot com.

  148. A-House:


    Our prayers and best wishes to Dr Doc for a full and speedy recorvery.

  149. Mike:

    Docs, best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery. No worries -- you can't lose your starting position due to injury. Just don't follow my brother's cardiac rehab plan, which apparently includes game-day hot dogs and apple martinis.

    OK, I've listened to the tape of my interview with GA for the third time and I still can't understand half of what he's saying. I thought I mumbled. And what exactly is that accent?

  150. midori7:



    checked my list & went back to the old post to make sure. James was close, he picked 62. Couple of Tsaikos picked 64 too.

    whew! prize awarding disaster averted!

    now that I'm awake, back to work...

  151. A-House:


    Thanks for answering my recruiting question yesterday and hope you will tell us about O-line commitments soon.

    Coach Tuioti: thank you for your hard work and deligence in getting all those young men to make a commitment to UH football.

    Purcell family: thank you for telling young men about UH football.

    Coach Taase: thank you for all your efforts in making sure that many young men accept the importance of academics to pursue college sports.

  152. las vegas:

    Best wishes to Dr.Doc for a speedy recovery.

  153. las vegas:

    happy birthday to LTUHF.
    I still owe you that lunch at Rainbow's

  154. Bulla:

    Best wishes to Dr. Doc for a quick recovery

    Happy Bday to LTUHF

    Congrats to the Warriors for a well earned victory.

  155. concerned fan:

    October 27, 2008

    SoCal DE blowing up

    Rick Kimbrel
    Recruiting analyst

    Tepa's tale is the classic story where D-I schools want to see senior footage before tendering offers. According to Tepa, besides Hawai'i, he has received offers from Colorado State, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA and Washington State.

    On the season, Tepa has accounted for 40 plus tackles and 10 sacks while having to battle through double teams.

    Recently Tepa took in the UCLA/Stanford game and he plans to take in more as the season goes along.

    With all of the recent recruiting attention, Tepa still is committed to Hawai'i, but he is checking out other avenues.

    "I chose Hawai'i because they showed a lot of early interest in me and I have a lot of relatives that live there," Tepa said. "My good friend and teammate (linebacker) George Daily-Lyles also committed to Hawai'i.

    One of the reasons that UCLA has become a school of interest is personal in nature for Tepa.

    "My folks kind of want me to play close to home," Tepa said. "But I keeping my options open."

    "The most important factor will be getting a good education," Tepa said. "Then a good football program and good coaching.

    "I have been talking to all the coaches of the schools that are recruiting me," Tepa said. "I haven't set any visits yet."

    The scouting report on Tepa is he's a hard worker, with good character and makes plays. He does what is asked of him and never complains. He goes about doing his business. He has good size and speed in addition to a very quick first step off the ball make him hard to block.

    Tepa also has outstanding versatility. He plays both defensive end spots and also lines up at defensive tackle on third down passing situations. He's also an outstanding special teams player, who scooped up a loose ball after a blocked punt and raced into the end zone for a touchdown.

    As a junior, Tepa was an all-league selection after accounting for 110 tackles, eight sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries (one that he returned for a touchdown), and one interception.

    Tepa is also solid in the classroom, and carries a 3.3 GPA.

  156. al:

    mike.....whew! i thought it was my ears.
    i am so glad i am normal (hah!)

  157. concerned fan:

    are we losing Tepa??? see above article.

  158. A-House:

    Happy Birthday to Long Time UH Fan and may this be the start of many, many more to come!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  159. SteveM:

    Best wishes and a big "Get Well Soon" to Dr.Doc !

  160. Long Time UH Fan:

    Good morning Warrior Nation and all Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    This morning I received some really nice emails and comments on the Warrior Beat blog wishing me a Happy Birthday. Today marks number 71! How time flies when you are enjoying life. Thank you all for your thoughtfulness and kindness and especially to Stephen Tsai for posting this on the blog. It is sincerely appreciated. I have to add…I have the nicest and best wife in the world. She made canadian bacon, spam, eggs and toast for breakfast! Thanks a million to my Long Time Sweetheart!

    We miss all of you at the T-gates; hopefully one day we'll be able to make one (this season) to enjoy the camaraderie and FUUD!

  161. d1島:


    ditto what al said. I didn't want to be the first to mention it though :roll:

  162. LizKauai [Believer]:

    concerned fan- sounds like Jerry McGuire stuff...

  163. LizKauai [Believer]:

    Uh- I'm sorry but someone needs to go to jail...

    Eight-year-old shoots self with Uzi, dies
    # The boy lost control of the weapon while firing it as an adult supervised him
    # The force of the weapon made it travel up and back toward his head
    # Incident happened at the Machine Gun Shoot and Firearms Expo
    # Event advertises itself as chance to fire weapons at vehicles, pumpkins

  164. Jay:

    hmmm.... LTUH.

    makes me wonder if she's got alterior j/k.

  165. Long Time UH Fan:

    Wassup Doc

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dr. Doc. Hope he has a full and successful recovery. Take care of yourself and your animals too.

  166. Long Time UH Fan:

    Hi Jay,

    Me too...nah, nah..j/k...But tomorrow night it's dinner at Hakone's at Hawaii Prince Hotel. :-)

  167. Blog Lover Website Hater:

    I was browsing the Reno papers to see what was being written about the game. When I came across the Reno Gazette Journal.

    Anybody think the look, layout seems very familiar?? I'm so disappointed in the Advertiser website. How could they just use a cookie-cutter layout?

  168. Loa:

    Stretch - 10-4, at least he remembered to tell you about it

  169. Long Time UH Fan:

    Congrats to Greg Alexander; a well deserved award. Also props to Inoke for making that "diving" first down.

  170. Loa:

    Blog Lover Website Hater - wow! twins! they even get the metromix thingy

  171. Long Time UH Fan:

    And to our Gov John Fonoti who played a heckuva game! A Defensive Lineman's dream to score a TD!

  172. Loa:

    Long Time UH Fan - Happy Birthday, enjoy the dinner at Hakone's and no forget leave room for desert :smile:

  173. Stretch:

    October 27th, 2008 at 11:51 am
    Blog Lover Website Hater - wow! twins! they even get the metromix thingy

    personally, I like the HA metromix pictures better

  174. Loa:

    Long Time UH Fan -
    re:171 - ditto, turned out to be the point differential, good for JF and the entire unit

  175. A-House:

    Liloa and Joey:

    WELCOME TO THE WARRIOR FAMILY for it will be an experience to remember for years to come - get so many aunties and uncles who going take care!

  176. concerned fan:

    # LizKauai [Believer]:
    October 27th, 2008 at 11:35 am

    concerned fan- sounds like Jerry McGuire stuff…

    Liz, i dont understand>>>

  177. A-House:

    UH Coaches:

    Remember to keep in contact with all your verbal commits so they will sign in Feb 09.

    Keep up the excellent recruiting and hope to hear of some O-line commitments soon.

  178. J-Dog:

    Saw coach Cav in the mauka orange section on saturday. Also saw Paipai's arm in a sling.

  179. Loa:

    A-House - did we get some O-Line commits recently?

  180. J-Dog:

    Concerned Fan

    I think now that UH is in the game of getting early commits, we also have to remember that these are just "verbal" and the player can still change their mind until signing day in feb. It's good to get excited about verbal commits, but I wont be fully excited until they can sign on the dotted line. This is something we UH fans didn't experience too much while JJ was here.

  181. d1島::

    For all future featured vocalists at home games
    Please copy and take with you on da field (jus'in case)
    F G7
    Hawai'i Pono`î
    Nânâ i kou mô`î
    G7 Am G7 C
    Ka lani ali`i ke ali`i

    Makua lani e
    Kamehameha e
    F Bb
    Nâ kaua e pale
    C7 F
    Me ka ihe

  182. SteveM:

    ... the grandfather to all of us on The Warrior Beat

    I didn't forget you earlier...I'm at work today and had But, it also gave me time to plan a little birthday treat. :) Check your email this evening...

  183. J-Dog:

    Remember Jeremy Perry commited to UH then sent his LOI to Oregon State.

  184. d1島::

    Saw coach Cav in the mauka orange section on saturday. Also saw Paipai’s arm in a sling.

    Gotta admire Cav's unrelenting pursuit :shock:

  185. Loa:

    J-Dog/d1島 - i thought i saw him on OC16 this weekend too

  186. d1島::


    Well, all prospects should be advised not to leave that arm out there too long then :lol:

  187. duffer:

    Link to Mana Rosa's commit...

  188. bb:

    i think the answer to how a starting quarterback is determined has been found....

  189. LizKauai [Believer]:

    Concerned Fan- see J Dog's #180. The Jerry McGuire character thought he had guys signed (under his representation) and they changed their minds and went with other reps or teams. It happens.

    d1shima- #181 - AMEN! Hoo- da embarassing! Lucky she had da band to finish up for her. What, da jumbotron karaoke wen broke? (we could not see it) I thot I was singing it wrong at first... trew me off...

  190. Rich2176:

    Dr. Doc - prayers and a speedy recovery

    HB LTUHF (canadian bacon & spam? Pork 'n more pork!)

    re#188 - Too funny!

    Great to hear about the new recruits. Keep this train rollin'.

  191. Mike:


    Haha. Great find. And all this time I thought the used the same ranking process I use on my students' papers: Toss em down a flight of stairs; top step gets an A, next step gets a B, etc.

  192. d1島::


    The chords have been provided for Ukuboi should something mysterious also happen to the sheetmusic for the band!
    Play On! :-)

  193. da princess' classmate:

    yup coach cav was at the farrington/kapolei game on friday, thought he was on maui on saturday, maybe i'm wrong, and then he was at aloha on saturday nite.

  194. Mike:

    the = they

  195. d1島::

    Wondering where Merv and Buckhead Bulldog are as this is the week of the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party

  196. Garret:

    concerned fan,

    With the high quality recruits that the UH coaches have gotten commits from, you are not wrong to be concerned. Lots of other schools, especially those from the BCS conferences, will try to change the minds of UH's recruits. USC and UCLA are *very* open about how they do this, as they do not let a verbal commitment deter them from trying to recruit a player.

    The coaches will keep up their contact with the recruits, and I'm sure they will do all they can do within the rules to make sure their recruits do not feel neglected or forgotten. Having a recruiting coordinator like Tony Tuioti is crucial (thank you JD for the budget for that position!), as he can free up the coaches' time to do this type of thing and Tony can make sure that everything is organized and no recruit is forgotten.

    It is not good when a recruit commits and then visits other schools and his mainland parents want him closer to home. While I'd hate for UH to be a backup school for some recruits, I think that it is important that the UH coaches were able to get that level of recruit to commit early and so they have all the advantage possible to get.

    The only alternative to not having schools try to change the minds of recruits would be to only recruit people that other schools do not want. Clearly it is better to get early commits from excellent players and then try to hold on to them until the NLI day when they can sign.

    Having schools steal recruits away at the last second is one reason why lots of schools "over-book" recruits, expecting some not to actually sign.

  197. d1島::


    Good on Mike Singletary!

  198. Garret:

    I didn't realize that Long Time UH Fan was younger than my parents...

  199. Garret:

    RGM had 1 catch for 10 yards on Saturday.

  200. Garret:

    SF Chronicle suggests that fantasy football players should pick up Bess now.

    Miami likes the element of surprise. Two weeks ago, Patrick Cobbs had a 53-yard TD catch and an 80-yard TD catch. On Sunday, Ted Ginn Jr. had 175 yards (after having 177 the first six games). Which means you should close your eyes, put your finger down on the Dolphins' roster, and pick up Davone Bess now.

  201. d1島::

    Well...will check the Na Koa notes later.

    For NauPauLunChauWah....

  202. Tombo Ahi:

    all the best to drdoc.

    happy b-day LTUH!

    that freak crazy post is awesome.

  203. A-House:


    Most recent O-Line recruits were the two who play center or guard, but they are transfers and Tiwanak is already on campus; unsure when Rodenhurst will be on campus. Only high school recruits I can recall was the Hilo High player (Loeffler) and player from Australia and they will probably redshirt because of age, but they are big and may, some day, be the starting tackles.

    Perhaps, the Coaches are confident that the reserve O-line men will serve them well in 2009.

    ST: Rodenhurst must sit out one year for the transfer rule making him eligible in 2010 with 2 years to play 2?

    UH has some transfers in the wings like LaCount.

  204. Kaimuki Kid:


    The scoreboard did not have the words up for Hawai'i Ponoi like they normally do, but I am suprised that anyone picked to sing the National and State Anthem wouldn't have the words/lyrics memorized prior to singing...Kinda embarassing I felt...Make 'A'

  205. HiFlyer:

    Best wishes and a speedy full recovery to Dr. Doc.

    Happy Birthday to LTUHF, I have meet you only once and hope to see you and the Mrs again soon.

  206. al:


    at least i never called you an oldie.

    what time is hakone's?
    that is one of my fav buffet places.

  207. LizKauai [Believer]:

    Kaumuki Kid- to have a gig like that at Aloha Stadium- no shame to have an index card to read from. Even a seasoned singer can get a brain fart on camera after practicing it perfectly a zillion times. I would probably screw up the first anthem if the lights were on me :lol:

  208. al:

    concerned fan..........please, no be too concerned. stuff like this goes on every year.

    if he comes to hawaii, then you know you got a kid who is honest, loyal, and really wants to be here. that normally is the formula for a successful college student/athlete. you know, the kind you really want in your program.

    should he change his mind and bolt to another school for whatever reason, then, he would not only go back on his word but also on the word to his friend who also committed here.

    i do hope that he is the type formerly described. however, if he is the character of the latter, then, no problem. i wouldn't want someone who keeps looking for greener grasses.

    ...nuff said

  209. Mrs. A-House:

    What a beautiful day in the valley!

    First and foremost, Dr. Doc - Best wishes to you for a speedy and complete recovery. WassupDoc - Please take care to give yourself a much-needed break from other issues and responsibilities. Be kind to yourself so you may be there for Dr. Doc. when he needs you most.

  210. merv:

    Aloha Y'all! I have been busy on the road this season but I have been keeping up with the Warriors.

    I just got back from Baton Rouge and had a great time on the bayou.

  211. Mrs. A-House:

    LTUHF -

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I can see in my mind your million-dollar smile as you enjoy your special day. We miss you and Mrs. LTUHF at the T-gates, but hopefully, you will be able to join us at one of the remaining home game T-gates. Hope so.

  212. Stretch:

    Howzit Merv....

  213. Rich2176:

    Heya Merv! You in for a little gator stew this week?

  214. wafan:

    A very happy birthday to LTUHF!!!

    WOW! 17!!!

    .cixelsyd ma I os, yakO

  215. Mrs. A-House:

    Merv, my good buddy -

    Aloha and a big howzit to you! The Warrior fans are still buzzing about our victory over a very, very talented Nevada team. Back from the bayou, huh...that's great! If you're ever in our tropical paradise part of the U.S. on a UH Warrior home game day, come join us at the Tsaikogate...bring your kazoo, too.

  216. wafan:

    Merv! Welcome back to the land of the Warriors!!!

    Congratulations to Alexander -- recognition well deserved.

  217. takoboy:

    3 yrs in a row w/ colt at da helm we put up 50+ pts on da aggies. da kevin robinson one man show is gone so i'm thinking they won't put up much of a fight, although i trust da coaches and players won't be looking at it like me. hopefully da o can keep improving, think we might need more of it the next week in las cruces...

    what's the story of da travel roster. if players aren't able to play in utah but are able to play against nmsu, do they have to go to utah and new mexico or does someone have to come home in order for them to go up...

  218. (Jesse) James:

    Welcome back Merv....

    Hope you guys stomp on the Gators this week....

  219. sjmacro:

    Just back from Na Koa Lunch with film breakdown by Rolo and a lively Q&A. Malcolm Lane's Mom & Dad in attendance. Our gratitude for your son and thanks, Dad for the service you do for our country. (Malcolm's Dad will be deployed to Iraq soon).
    As Coach Mack often says, thanks to the real Warriors who serve our country.

  220. shyloh:

    Can anyone tell me why the Warriors just do running, meetings, and films on Mondays? I know the NFL does it, but they are pros with 53 man rosters and older bodies that do need time to heal. Could the Warriors have easy non-contact type passing, catching, footwork and technique drills to increase their football skills on Mondays after Sundays rest? Maybe the players that never play on Saturdays can get the bulk of the drills to show their coaches that they are improving throughout the season.

  221. takoboy:

    will there be any endzone celebrations at da cocktail party?

  222. Mrs. A-House:

    A-House, Midori7 and MasaBoy will confirm that I am not a good sport when it comes to UH athletics...never have given an opponent kudos...ever. Well, I'm more mellow/mature/benevolent in my senior citizenship now.

    First, this past Saturday's victory over Nevada was one of the most enjoyable games I have ever witnessed. Perhaps the dismal rainy conditions added to the euphoria of trudging home wet and grungy but enveloped in the warm, fuzzy feelings of elation at WINNING such a critically important game at this point in the season. Congratulations to Coach Mack, the coaches and EVERY one of the Warriors for staying focused throughout the downpour and attending miserable wet conditions on the field and sidelines, and never losing sight of what each and every one of the players needed to do to pull out the victory! Well done!

    Second, now that we beat Nevada, I feel comfortable in commending QB Kaepernick on his awesome athletic abilities. Even with binoculars from high up in the yellow section in the South endzone, I could NOT keep track of the football after he took the snap. To help our defense, I yelled and screamed all night long..."get the QB, he's STILL GOT THE BALL!" I was totally exhausted and emotionally spent after the game and it took me the entire Sunday to recover. Man, Kaepernick's long, slender arms and equally long, slender legs serve this athlete very, very well. No male athlete should have attractive slender calves like he has. I think mine are more muscular than his are. Nevertheless, he was fun to watch, and I'm looking forward to next season's match-up in Reno.

  223. Stretch:

    shyloh - although the Monday practices are pretty light, they do their regular warm ups and position drills. Then 7 on 7 drills to get the weeks game plan in. They don't do the 11 on 11 drills and not too much contact stuff. Then after about an hour, they do running/conditioning. They practice hard Tue,Wed, Thurs. Fri is another light day.

    Of course everything is what I gather from the ST, sj and myki reports.

  224. Ronnie:

    WDoc - we will keep Dr. Doc and you in our prayers.

  225. Mrs. A-House:

    Kekoa & Peaches -

    I can't recall why I was unable to sit down with you both as you perused my photo album. It was my pleasure to share with you the life-time treasured memories of our trip to the Sugar Bowl. Coach Mack...looking forward to repeating the experience...sooner than Warrior fans expect! Imua Warriors!

  226. A-House:


    Sorry guy, but I pick Florida to win even with the point spread by Vegas.

    Playing on a "neutral field"?

  227. Ronnie:

    I wonder what Mark Schlabach & Bruce Feldman put in their morning coffee...

    In the latest Bowl Projections on, Bruce Feldman has Hawai'i playing Air Force in the New Mexico Bowl (with SJSU against Stanford in the Hawai'i Bowl). Mark Schlabach has Hawai'i playing BYWhoo in the Poinsettia Bowl (with Fresneck playing Stanford in the Hawai'i Bowl). Maybe someone should explain to them how ESPN sponsored the bowl so Hawai'i would be able to play at home and sell out the stadium. And I don't care how good BYWho is, I would still rather play a Pac-10 team than a defector.

  228. Stretch:

    Ronnie - interesting, Main thing that they think Hawaii will be in a bowl game somewhere, although we all know it is going to be the Hawaii Bowl.

  229. Stretch:

    BTW - another positive is that they also realized how big this past week's win was against Nevada. Previous to this win, they didn't have Hawaii playing in any bowl games.

  230. al:

    it is equally important for a team to not only be physically superior but they must out smart the opponent as well. the monday meetings and film sessions are to go over good and bad points from saturday. learning to improve from one week to another is critical.

    then, the game plan is developed and explained to the team.

    the rest of the week is used to hone the skills and gameplan both mentally and physically.

    another key point is that the body needs to heal and refresh. going at it 24/7 will only result in a fatigued body and mind.

  231. 3-Prong:

    Liloa was my daughter's classmate in high school. Watched him play basketball. Iolani took him from Chico Furtado at Kalaheo. Was supposedly really good at making math calculations in his head. He must have filled in some at 230#. Very athletic. Watch out after he gets in the strength program. Sounds like a future force. Go Warriors.

  232. Ronnie:

    College Football News has us playing Clemson in the Hawai'i Bowl - since they don't think a Pac-10 school will qualify.

  233. curveball:

    Thank you so much for the tickets..we had a great day..It was Mrs. Curveballs first football game was really nice to be dry..Liz is always fun to watch the game with and the people around us were great..again Mahalo

  234. BowsForever:

    I was really surprised that CFN got with the program so quickly on projecting the Warriors to play the home bowl after the Nevada win.

    I'd be fine with Clemson playing the Hawaii Bowl. They're a fairly big-name team.

  235. Ronnie:

    curveball - you are most welcome for the tickets. I'm glad you had a good time and got to see an exciting game! I used Liz' video of the winning touchdown to wake my son up this morning :D

    BowsForever - I agree that playing Clemson would be a good alternative. CBS Sportsline is projecting us to play Stanford in the Hawai'i Bowl.

  236. Long Time UH Fan:

    UDub's HC Tyrone Willingham resigned effective the end of this season.

  237. Long Time UH Fan:

    Stanford vs. Hawaii would be interesting Hawaii Bowl matchup

  238. jm2375:


    They also got Air Force playing LaTech in the Poinsettia Bowl. They obviously think they'll only be 5 bowl-eligible Pac-10 teams.

    For me, an interesting proposed bowl match-up is the Congressional Bowl (ACC vs Army/Navy). They got Maryland vs. Navy. It's a Bal'more-Washington match-up. I haven't been paying attention, but I don't think they schedule each other regularly. Too bad. Maybe the Twerps are too sked. hehehe (sorry, hubby is a Twerp alum)

  239. A-House:

    WOW, it's great that the "mainlanders" now think that Warriors are a good pick to fit into some bowl game here or on the mainland.

    I would not mind, at all, if Hawaii plays Clemson in the Hawaii Bowl. It will be a great accomplishment to beat a BCS team in any bowl game. The ACC is not the SEC, but we were already there. Playing different teams from different conferences, especially from the East Coast, only helps UH with recruiting, scheduling future opponents, and "upgrading" their strenght of schedule. Clemson could be a very good conduit to spreading the word on Warrior football.

    2008, UH has the 10th toughest football schedule in the country. I believe Washington had the toughest and it shows in their record and so do ours.

  240. BowsForever:

    Just playing in the Hawaii Bowl is the victory in itself -- and right now the next opponent along the way is Utah State! According to CFN, Utah State was playing some very inspired football at Fresno, which says to me that we might have a Washington '07 game on our hands -- except we're on the road this time. We gotta keep it up, Warriors!

    The QB wheel that Tombo Ahi linked to on his blog is hilarious, btw.

  241. Long Time UH Fan:

    Clemson's record to date (3-4):

    2008 Schedule/Results


    8/30 No. 24 Alabama 0-1 (0-0) L 34-10
    9/06 Citadel 1-1 (0-0) W 45-17
    9/13 North Carolina State 2-1 (1-0) W 27-9
    9/20 South Carolina State 3-1 (1-0) W 54-0
    9/27 Maryland 3-2 (1-1) L 20-17
    10/09 @ No. 21 Wake Forest 3-3 (1-2) L 12-7
    10/18 Georgia Tech 3-4 (1-3) L 21-17


    11/01 @ Boston College 3:30 PM
    11/08 @ No. 15 Florida State TBA
    11/15 Duke TBA
    11/22 @ Virginia TBA
    11/29 South Carolina TBA

  242. Long Time UH Fan:

    Stanford's record to date (4-4):

    2008 Schedule/Results


    8/28 Oregon State 1-0 (1-0) W 36-28
    9/06 @ No. 15 Arizona State 1-1 (1-1) L 41-17
    9/13 @ TCU 1-2 (1-1) L 31-14
    9/20 San Jose State 2-2 (1-1) W 23-10
    9/27 @ Washington 3-2 (2-1) W 35-28
    10/04 @ Notre Dame 3-3 (2-1) L 28-21
    10/11 Arizona 4-3 (3-1) W 24-23
    10/18 @ UCLA 4-4 (3-2) L 23-20


    11/01 Washington State 5:00 PM
    11/08 @ No. 24 Oregon TBA
    11/15 No. 5 USC TBA
    11/22 @ California TBA

    So can Stanford beat Oregon, USC or Cal to become bowl eligible? They should beat Wazzou...

  243. Rich2176:

    A-House - I looked at a couple of SOS's and Hawaii was in the 70's on both. Phil Steele's had WA @ #1. Gotta run home and watch the WS - Shane just knocked in 2 runs. 2-zip, Philly bottom of 2nd.

  244. takoboy:

    imho there's no way usu can get any emotion into this particular game. they shot everything they had into the fresno game and should've won, lest some bs 58 yd fg.

  245. wafan:

    Welcome to new Warriors Joey and Liloa! You are going to love it here!!! Whoo-hoo!!!

    Keala . . . what goes around comes around. You will be blessed in the future for your caring generosity. Awesome! What role model for our youngsters. Yeah!!!

  246. Long Time UH Fan:


    I agree...Warriors should be focusing on Utah game at a time...

  247. BowsForever:

    I think that 10th toughest schedule designation is based on games played to date, instead of the entire schedule.

  248. Long Time UH Fan:


    I'd love to be dyslexic ..oh to be 17 again with what I know now...hahaha...

  249. wafan:


    LTUHF . . .

    You are sharp as a tack -- probably one of a few who took the time to figure that line out. HA!

    On the other hand, if you were 17 again with the knowledge and experiences you now have that would be exciting for you! All of those BNUHF's (Brand New UHF's) running around! Of course, Mrs. LTUHF might have something to say about that! Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

  250. wafan:

    Dang. These early mornings are really beating me up. I cannot stop yawning -- getting ready for bed!

    Have a great rest of the day and I will see you in the morning!!!

    I hope Dr.Doc is resting comfortably.

  251. LizKauai [Believer]:

    Wow- we are on the same wavelength... I am looking at HAL's ticket prices and am ready to make reservations for the Hawaii Bowl dates. Can we get a Tsai-ko cheering section going for the game? And a T-Gate at the usual spot?

  252. Jason:

    Funny, Rolo didn't mention anything about Wheel of Fortune at Nā Koa today. ;-)

    Rats, I missed out on getting the helmet by four. Almost, almost. But I did win a Sugar Bowl cap. :-)

  253. Pride.:

    LizKauai [Believer]:

    October 27th, 2008 at 1:42 pm
    Kaumuki Kid- to have a gig like that at Aloha Stadium- no shame to have an index card to read from. Even a seasoned singer can get a brain fart on camera after practicing it perfectly a zillion times. I would probably screw up the first anthem if the lights were on me

    Let's find out. We'll set you up to sing at a game, if not this season then for sure next season.

  254. d1島:

    Take it easy folks!
    I was ready to excuse LTUHF (btw, Happy B-day again) for the over-exuberance and all the Hawaii Bowl talk because it's his birthday. But I'm glad to see he has come back down to earth.

    No way is this year's team good enough to overlook *anybody* and certainly not on the road.
    This entire trip is ripe for "trap game" fodder.
    Put away the Christmas Eve plans for now folks lest the Grinch come out early and steal 'em away!

    Focus! Focus! Focus!
    Remember the 48 hour rule!

  255. Pride.:

    Happy Birthday to my cousin, LTUH. Blessings go out to Mr. Doc, get well soon.

  256. Long Time UH Fan:


    I dunno about being sharp as a tack...My doc gave me meds prescription and I forgot to get it filled. When I went back for follow-up visit, he asked if the anti-biotics were helping....and lolo, me.. I said...what anti-biotics? He said I better start doing sudoku and crossword puzzles because my tack was getting dull... ;-)

    BNUHF''s? Like the Rainbow Dancers? hahaha...That's why the Mrs. won't let me sit in the North End Zone...

  257. LizKauai [Believer]:

    Oh, yeah, right Pride.
    (running and hiding)

  258. LizKauai [Believer]:

    d1- Nevertherless, we should support the Hawaii Bowl if we can, right? We need to keep a bowl game in the islands as long as we can!

  259. Pride.:

    You're never as good as you think you are when you win. You're never as bad as you think you are when you lose.

  260. Long Time UH Fan:


    Howzit , Mahalo for the birthday wishes, cousin.

  261. LizKauai [Believer]:

    Aloha Stadium - Level & Section

    Orange, Blue, Brown - JJ,KK,LL,MM $45
    Orange, Blue, Brown - Makai $45
    Orange, Blue, Brown - FF,GG,HH,NN,PP,QQ $40
    Red/Yellow - Makai $40
    Red/Yellow - Mauka $30
    Orange, Blue, Brown - South Endzone $40
    Yellow, Red - South Endzone $30
    North Endzone - Orange/Blue $35
    #North Endzone - Brown, Red, Yellow - GA Adult $15
    *#North Endzone - Brown, Red, Yellow - GA Child $10
    Wheelchair - Makai $40
    Wheelchair - Mauka $30
    Wheelchair - South Endzone $30
    Wheelchair - North Endzone $15

    # - General Admission
    * - Child ticket price is valid for 17 and under

    Corporate Ticket Packages:

    Small Business Package $500
    10 Tickets ($45 each)
    10 Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl Tickets (Best Available)
    1 Aloha Stadium Parking Pass

    Bronze Package $900
    20 Tickets ($45 each)
    20 Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl Tickets (Best Available)
    1 Aloha Stadium Parking Pass

    Silver Package $1,600
    40 Tickets ($40 each)
    40 Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl Tickets (Mauka Sideline)
    2 Aloha Stadium Parking Passes

    Gold Package $2,250
    50 Tickets ($45 each)
    50 Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl Tickets (Best Available)
    5 Aloha Stadium Parking Passes
    2 Free Passes to the ESPN Official Tailgate Party

    Platinum Package $4,500
    100 Tickets ($45 each)
    100 Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl Tickets (Best Available)
    12 Aloha Stadium Parking Passes
    4 Free Tickets to the ESPN Official Tailgate Party

  262. Ronnie:

    I showed Aaron the clip of the winning TD from TomboAhi's site. He looked at me and said (in his bored tone), "Mom, I watched that with you on Saturday..."

    Then I showed him the clip that Liz posted and told him that this was a view from our seats, and he said (in his excited tone), "SWEET! That's unreal!" I think he's excited now...

    The only bummer is that there are no available seats in our section for the rest of my family. Oh well, we'll figure something out. My mom may even go to the game :D Yee Haw!!

  263. Pride.:

    Four Expectations for the Utah State game:

    1 - Expect to Win

    2 - Expect to be in a Dogfight.

    3 - Expect to that at sometime during the game, winning will appear to be impossible.

    4 - Expect to win the game late in the fourth quarter.

  264. Jason:

    Oh yeah — and no Nā Koa lunch next week, as the team is staying on the Mainland. They said they aren't sure how it's going to work for those of us who have the lunch card (November 3 was included in the price).

    And I talked to koakane on the phone a couple hours ago. Somebody talked to him about the debate we had at the cabana after the game on Saturday, where I adamantly proclaimed, "You do not make noise on offense!" while koakane continued his claim that he would rather have the students stand and make noise all game long. That person thought there was a rift between me and koakane because of that; to whomever it was that was concerned, no worries. koakane and I argued passionately about the issue, but we're still buddies. (Despite my threat to bop him upside the head with his fungo bat, and his challenge for me to grab it, haha!) If anything, it was koakane who kept his cool, while I might have lost it a little bit. But even then, I was smiling as I was threatening. :-D

    So yeah, no worries. All is good.

  265. Long Time UH Fan:


    Yup you are right, Utah State could be a gotta play one game at a time...Can't look ahead of the schedule...abunai...

    Nah, I wasn't on a birthday rush, just doing some small kine research for the folks who looking at clemson and stanford as possible matchups for Hawaii Bowl.

  266. Long Time UH Fan:


    Yup you are right, Utah State could be a gotta play one game at a time...Can't look ahead of the schedule...abunai...

    Nah, I wasn't on a birthday rush, just doing some small kine research for the folks who looking at clemson and stanford as possible matchups for Hawaii Bowl.

  267. d1島:

    Of course you are right.
    For now MHO is to leave the prognostications about possible HB opponents to the talking heads....I like know what we going do to Aggravate Da Aggies (x2)?

    btw, USU has UH as their HOMECOMING OPPONENT?!?!?

  268. Long Time UH Fan:

    sorry about that..don't know how that double post happened

  269. Ronnie:

    So, who's going to the Utah St game? If there was a flight out the same day, at a time I could make it, I would go...

  270. d1島:

    NaMaSu of course is "Cruisin' for a Bruisin" with BS-You as their Homecoming opponent this week.

  271. LizKauai [Believer]:

    Ronnie - SWEET!

    Pride. - I like what Davone said about last year's Nevada game:
    " i hope my boyz can beat NV tonight last years game was the biggest win of the season i think we really came together as a team at that point"

    It felt like that on Saturday too. A little herky jerky in places but together in the mind and heart.

    In that spirit- I will do my best if called upon to represent the Tsai-ko nation in anthem-singing and I will have cheat sheets ready if needed! :!:

  272. d1島:


    If there was a flight out the same day, at a time I could make it, I would go…

    What? And miss all the fun of Homecoming in Logan? :lol:

  273. (Jesse) James:

    Yeah...UH (and the fans) need to take things one game at a time. Never overlook anyone lest things like Appalachian State beating you will occur. Focus on the game at hand, go over the game in your mind when you are not practicing, go over your plays in your head (take mental reps), and practice like you were playing the game......


  274. Jason:

    Testing ...

  275. Jason:

    Okay, where did everyone go?

  276. Pauoa Boy:

    Howzit Gang...

    DrDoc - Please get well soon...prayers to you and your family

    Long Time UH Fan - Happy Birthday

  277. Pauoa Boy:

    Greg Alexander,

    Congrats on being named WAC Offensive Player of the Week...a well deserved award for your great play this weekend. Glad to see you finally living up to your potential and hype and settling in to such a complicated offensive scheme. I had doubts, but you definitely showed me you can run our offense well and make sound decisions, very impressive performance. Look forward to seeing more of your strong arm, keep working and help Inoke get us to a Bowl Game...peace!

  278. chawan_cut:

    you lonely?

  279. chawan_cut:

    i'm sure koamahu is lurking around somewhere for you.

  280. Pauoa Boy:

    al - Finally Liloa is coming back home...good call on him. What a great recruiting class so far... Tony Tuioti and the rest of the coaches are doing an excellent job so far. A couple lineman on both sides of the ball, and a few more skill position players and we'll be good. As far as overall talent goes, this has got to be one of the best recruiting classes so far, especially with all the home-grown, local ties talent!

  281. Jason:

    I don't steal other people's, um, girls :?: so she's all yours, chawan_cut.

  282. Pauoa Boy:


  283. chawan_cut:

    no thank you. james can keep shim.

  284. chawan_cut:

    i'm not into queens either.

  285. 702WarriorNation:

    Speedy recovery for Dr. Doc
    Please take care of yourself too.

  286. Committed Road Warrior:


    I don't know who's going to the Utah State game, but I am NOT going this time. The New Mexico State game, on the other hand, is still a go!

    1 out of 2 isn't that bad.....

  287. 702WarriorNation:

    Happy Birthday!

  288. Committed Road Warrior:

    No more fuud in the pantry. Gotta go get some.


  289. Ronnie:

    Happy Birthday Long Time UH Fan!!!

  290. curveball:

    Dr.Doc..Warrior up.obviously we are all sending the good thoughts to you

  291. Pauoa Boy:

    With all the returning linebackers/ greyshirts/ redshirts/ and incoming recruits. It looks like our linebackers will dominate for years and will still be known as the hardest hitting team this side of the Mississippi. Lets see what we got coming back for next year... Brashton Satele, Po'okela Ahmad, Corey Paredes, PaiPai Falemalu, Josh Andrews, Joshua Rice, Mana Lolotai, Marc Moody, Blaze Soares, R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane, Kaleo Wong, Art Laurel, Alema Tachibana, T.J. Alofipo, Lilioa Nobriga, George Daily-Lyles, Marcus Malepeai, Iuta Tepa, Waylon Lolotai...hmm wonder if I forgot anyone??? Anyway as you can see, we got talent and big hitters! Some will probably move to DE with there size...but dayum what a bunch to work with!

  292. chawan_cut:

    not making that road trip either.
    as for the SH folks, only one guy has roger'd up for it too. sounds like he's in the area though.

  293. Pauoa Boy:

    Aunty Ronnie,

    Got your email, no can make it Monday I'll be on the range all next week.

  294. curveball:

    Pauoa Boy:

    October 27th, 2008 at 5:17 pm
    With all the returning linebackers/ greyshirts/ redshirts/ and incoming recruits. It looks like our linebackers will dominate for years and will still be known as the hardest hitting team this side of the Mississippi. Lets see what we got coming back for next year… Brashton Satele, Po’okela Ahmad, Corey Paredes, PaiPai Falemalu, Josh Andrews, Joshua Rice, Mana Lolotai, Marc Moody, Blaze Soares, R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane, Kaleo Wong, Art Laurel, Alema Tachibana, T.J. Alofipo, Lilioa Nobriga, George Daily-Lyles, Marcus Malepeai, Iuta Tepa, Waylon Lolotai…hmm wonder if I forgot anyone??? Anyway as you can see, we got talent and big hitters! Some will probably move to DE with there size…but dayum what a bunch to work with!


  295. Pauoa Boy:

    2009 Recruiting Class Commits

    Chauncy Makainai 6-4 315 Kailua H.S. Hawaii / OG
    T.J. Alofipo 6-2 240 Silverado H.S. Nevada / OLB
    Iuta Tepa 6-3 240 L. B. Polytechnic H.S. California / DE
    Billy Ray Stutzmann 6-1 170 Saint Louis School Hawaii / WR
    Deondre Powell 5-8 160 Gahr H.S. California / WR
    Marcus Malepeai 6-2 245 Radford H.S. Hawaii / OLB
    Kimo Makaula 6-3 225 Punahou School Hawaii / ATH
    George Daily-Lyles 5-11 225 L. B. Polytechnic H.S. California / ILB
    Joey Iosefa 6-1 190 Fataigua H.S. American Samoa / ATH
    Jordan Loeffler 6-5 265 Hilo H.S. Hawaii / OT
    Veni Manu 6-4 230 Mililani H.S. Hawaii / DE
    Corey Nielsen 5-11 185 Gahr H.S. California / QB
    Kalua Noa 6-2 200 Kaiser H.S. Hawaii / WR
    Liloa Nobriga 6-3 230 Palo Verde H.S. Nevada / OLB
    Jesse Williams 6-5 315 Bayside Ravens Gridiron Club Australia / DT

  296. Pauoa Boy:

    Great recruiting by Tony Tuioti and the rest of the only if we can get that Te'o kid to commit... also my RB prospect from across the street...

  297. whitey:

    Best wishes to Wassup Doc. Speedy recovery.

    Happiest of birthday to LTUH. Hope the gods in Vegas remember this, so next time, they going give you plenty gold.

  298. al:

    p boy.....i was getting worried that you weren't around.

    yah, great news comes in bunches. so maybe that rb could send a dvd to tony's office.

    then, he could watch it with other coaches.

    you know we need a rb this year or two.

  299. lab rat:

    Go Warriors.

    Crop da Aggies.

  300. Mike:

    Here at the Sheriff. I count 63 fans (including Inoke). Seriously.

  301. HawaiianbodPride:


  302. HawaiianbodPride:


  303. Mike:

    I'm convinced: Hawaii could be very competitive in the PacWest.

  304. chawan_cut:

    is tonight the wahine bball exhibition?

    who are they playing?

    i'd be there, but i'm still stuck up here.

    they should just make the games free.
    i'll be there for Sunday's game.

  305. chawan_cut:

    thanks again to the cancer for renewing that contract!

  306. A-House:

    Pauoa Boy:

    That's it guy, keep working on getting your across the street neighbor instrested in Hawaii. Any indication talking to his Dad that Hawaii may be a possibility?

    The U'tube for him is amazing as a runner and blocker - kind of talent we would need in a "run 'n shoot" offense Coach Mack wants to develop.

    Perhaps JJ's system kept other running backs from considering Hawaii, but Coach Mack's system places more emphasis on running and some young, good RB will shine soon.

  307. A-House:

    Hawaii Bowl interest is growing amongst the Tsaikos and the Warriors will take it game by game to qualify.

    Not to over look any opponent - play your best - "trust" in each other, your techniques, your coaches!!!

  308. A-House:


    Any one know why the same 3 Warriors make a "bee-line" for the locker room as soon as the game is over?

  309. Shyloh:

    Now that we have Alexander as the quarterback, Funaki ready on call, can we get Rego as the running back. LWJ must be a hard worker in practice to get his token carries in every game. I always wondered why JJ never used LWJ during the end of last season. I know Rego is a tough runner and may help Farmer making the key blocks to protect our quarterbacks. Libre must still be hurt. If these RB's were at full strength we would have a solid running game and be more confident against teams like Utah St. and NMST. Because everyone has a injuries we must squeeze every time our offense has the ball, hoping there is no turnover.

  310. Mike:

    C'mon Chawan, I gave you a hint w/Inoke...

  311. A-House:


    You have mail!!!

  312. chawan_cut:


    oh, duh!

    no wonder your brother calls me so slow. dang. i really need to work on that.

  313. A-House:


    Keep smiling - only a few more days and back to Hawaii!!

    This has been a very long trip to a wet and cold area.

    I have never been to the Pacific Northwest and Mrs A-House has agreed to take in the game at Washington in 2010. We want to try our hand at going to an orchard to pick Bing cherries.

  314. Jason:

    Hey, Kanani Herring changed her name to Kanani Danielson (taking her stepfather's name).

    And Tom gets another shout-out for helping with the Bolte deal:

  315. PIAA DS:

    Pauoa boy...just got a kick out of your spelling...its Fagaitua H.S. in American Samoa

  316. Pauoa Boy:

    A-House and al,

    I haven't been able to get over to the school and watch the practices cause I've been working later than normal the past week or two. I will send the head coach an email tommorrow and see what happens. Not sure if Tony Tuioti has made an effort to contact him, so I'll give it a shot.

    The couple games I've been to he's definitely been impressive and his stats are pretty good considering most of his damage is in the first half of games and he usually is sitting out most of the second half. If he was in for 4qtrs, he'd be headlining the stat sheet for sure. I've talked to some people about him and they gave me the inside scoops on his offers and his dad. His dad is a ASU alum and is encouraging him to go ASU or to a PAC-10 school. UNLV and New Mexico have already offered him with others in pursuit. The sources say he's considering UCLA, Arizona, ASU, San Diego State, Fresno State, New Mexico and UNLV. He's attended ASU's football camp last year.

  317. Pauoa Boy:

    Aiyah sorry Aunty Doris just noticed bad!

  318. chawan_cut:

    i don't think your 2010 trip will be as cold as your Alaskan trip.
    hope all that rain is gone back home!

  319. curveball:


    My very first job was picking cherries in Nor CAl...$1.00 a might want to find something more fun to do..;-)

  320. Pauoa Boy:


    His stats so far this season...

    7 games played
    121 carries
    919 yards
    7.6 ypc
    13 TD's

    14 receptions
    163 yards
    11.6 ypc
    2 TD's

    I don't know his KR/PR stats, but he had a 95yd. KR TD one game

  321. Nalani:

    Hello Gangees:

    Sorry to be MIA this weekend. I don't remember the last time I worked so hard in such a short time. Lots of gigs and lots of meetings, but in our business it's good to be busy so you gotta take it when you can get it and love every minute of it.

    Anyway, glad you all enjoyed the CDs. I'll be bringing my sharpie to the next tailgate to get them all autographed for you guys.

    I have to shout out to Duffer and Whitey. Those 2 guys were so fun to hang with, and they definitely win the award for making this Honolulu person feel very welcome on Maui. Me and my Bro Kaipo watched the game at Tiffany's with them, amidst a ridiculously huge spread of all kinds of food that Duffer kept ordering. Duffer kept buying me beers even though I kept saying I was good. But the best part - the waitress carded me! Must say, it was a great evening all in all. Plus I got to take home a sample of his homemade Portugese Sausage. Oh, so ONO.

    Thanks to the Oahu Tsaikos for taking care of my ohana who stayed on this side of the Molokai channel. I read most of the posts, so I almost feel like I didn't miss the tailgate. So proud to call you all friends.

  322. Stretch:

    Good Evening Tsaikos!!

    A-House - read the email and replied

  323. Garret:

    That Texas Tech kicker who literally came from the stands and ended up playing for the #6 team in the country did quite well on Saturday in his first game.

    A little more than months ago, Williams won free rent for a year at Lynnwood Townhomes after he came out of the stands and kicked a 30-yard field goal during a radio station promotion.

    Williams went nine-for-nine in extra-point kicks in his first game with Tech last weekend. But since Williams can’t accept the free rent because of NCAA rules, Wisian plans to give it away to someone else.

  324. Garret:

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

    European research team says that they will have the first working artificial heart by 2011. The start-up company is funded in part by EADS (Europe’s version of NASA) and will produce the heart in Paris.

  325. Garret:

    NASA’s new rocket ship has *major* problems. Being behind schedule and way over budget this early in the program is really bad, especially when the government will be looking to cut costs.

  326. Garret:

    Article that goes over the e-voting problems in the US and suggests that the US should adopt the open source voting system used in Australia.

  327. Garret:

    Cool video clip about a father who protected his son from a mountain lion.

  328. Garret:

    Amazon hopes that Oprah’s endorsement will give Kindle a boost.

  329. Garret:

    Free play links pau.

  330. A-House:

    Pauoa Boy:

    Thanks for the update. Hope Tony T. has made contact just to put UH's name in the pot of consideration.

    Never know, as he may be thinking, yea, why not Hawaii!!!

  331. A-House:


    OK, will let Midori7 take form to her office and send to you.

  332. BG:

    Happy Birthday wishes to LTUHF!!!

    Get well, Dr Doc! W-Doc...never mind the many other things you do...for now, please take care of hubby and yourself. Prayers go out for the two of you.

  333. midnight:


    Reservations for (2) for the November 1 get-together at the Therapy Sports Grill are requested.

    Barbara wants to have 2 eggs, rice, and bacon.

    I want to have 2 eggs, rice, and Portuguese sausage.


  334. Hoohiki:

    You guys, probably know this already....Stan Hasiak of Kapolei verbally committed to UCLA after his weekend visit, according to an ESPN article. He liked the fact that he will most likely play as a freshman. He said UCLA has something that other schools didn't offer.

  335. Stretch:

    A-House - okay

    Howzit BG, long time you no post.

  336. Kekoa:

    You Special Operative breeched security at the Kaiser Hospital this afternoon and spent a little over one hour with Dr. Doc and his lovely nurse who's job it was to keep me out! A little Tsaiko Tsweet talk and Shazam!...I'm in like Flynn.

    Doc is resting comfortably, and stable for now. Sends his thanks to all the Tsaiko's for their healing prayers. I don't want to go into any details because of the privacy issue, but suffice it to say that Doc will need us to keep him in our prayers.

    Funny thing is, the nurse said that while W/Doc was visiting, Doc's blood pressure was peaking. After the first 5 minutes of visiting with me, his pressure went down to normal and stayed that way the whole time I was there! Like a said in an earlier post...he's a real stand-up guy!

  337. d1島:


    He said UCLA has something that other schools didn’t offer.

    UCLA Cheerleaders?

  338. Kekoa:

    You = Your...

  339. d1島:

    Thanks. Glad to hear your report.

  340. d1島:


    That was bad. I should say, "I'm sorry..."

  341. d1島:


    I'm sorry that UCLA has something that other schools don't offer.

  342. d1島:

    He liked the fact that he will most likely play as a freshman.

    I hope he gets on the football field someday, too....

  343. d1島:

    Is everyone "stuck" on the link at #337?

  344. BG:

    When I got up Sunday morning and basked in the euphoria of the game, I realized that I was so impressed by great effort by all on the team. The strength of their determination was tangible. I saw the defense hitting hard and making Nevada earn everything. Some of their big plays were just phenomenal plays by great athletes. Their QB deserves all his press clippings and his running back (Taua) balanced their offense with his power and shiftiness.

    Our offense showed me spunk and grit with QB's who dove for first downs or threw blocks for their teammates, and WR's who stayed on their feet after the catch to maximize the YAC.

    With play like that, I'm a happy or lose. THANK YOU WARRIORS!!!

  345. chawan_cut:

    tonight's news

  346. duffer:

    Tsai-ko Las Vegas update.....

    Got an e-mail from Vacations Hawaii today and I'll cut and paste...

    Vacations-Hawaii Omni charter
    These prices and plans should be finalized between Nov 6-10th. I will have
    our lead charter group agent get in touch with you with all the details at
    that time.

    Non-Charter (Custom Travel)
    We have put in our requests with Hawaiian Airlines, however they are only
    taking group requests at this time. Once we get confirmation and pricing I
    will let you know.

    We are holding a block of seats with Delta Airlines on various patterns and
    expect to have the pricing finalized by the end of this week. We're also
    holding United Airlines but are still negotiating that price. I believe
    that Delta (connecting through Salt Lake City) may be our best bet
    pricewise as we have been able to secure the lowest inventory available.

    Again, sir, please know that you are our top priority and will be called
    first when the above prices are finalized. We want to provide you with all
    of the options so that your group can make the best choice.

  347. duffer:

    Tsai-ko Las Vegas update.....

    Got an e-mail from Vacations Hawaii today and I'll cut and paste...

    Vacations-Hawaii Omni charter
    These prices and plans should be finalized between Nov 6-10th. I will have
    our lead charter group agent get in touch with you with all the details at
    that time.

    Non-Charter (Custom Travel)
    We have put in our requests with Hawaiian Airlines, however they are only
    taking group requests at this time. Once we get confirmation and pricing I
    will let you know.

    We are holding a block of seats with Delta Airlines on various patterns and
    expect to have the pricing finalized by the end of this week. We're also
    holding United Airlines but are still negotiating that price. I believe
    that Delta (connecting through Salt Lake City) may be our best bet
    pricewise as we have been able to secure the lowest inventory available.

    Again, sir, please know that you are our top priority and will be called
    first when the above prices are finalized. We want to provide you with all
    of the options so that your group can make the best choice.

  348. tommui:

    JASON: Much thanks for the reference to

    I would have missed it otherwise.

    Sent copies to my client and his Hawaii family.

    Thanks again.

  349. Stephen Tsai:

    OK, I'm back!

    OK, nobody noticed I was gone.
    Anyway, I spoke with Doc today and she said Dr. Doc is undergoing open-heart surgery tonight. Our best to him, of course.
    It's also a blessing that she was near a car when he passed out. I think her driving probably saved his life.

  350. Stephen Tsai:

    By the way, to clarify an earlier post, no, I do not drink alcohol before games, although my writing might indicate that.
    And, no, I don't drink after games, either. I'm a cop magnet.

  351. tommui:

    MIDORI7: I REALLY won? Must be doing something right (for a change that you can believe in...)

  352. Stephen Tsai:

    If you guys want to have fun, go to:
    Then go to: Search Court Records.
    Go to: JIMS CourtConnect
    Click on: Enter CourtConnect.
    Click on: Search by a person's name, business name or case type.
    Type in: Last name, first name, then hit submit.

    You can find out the traffic-citation history of every Hawai‘i driver.

  353. Stephen Tsai:

    In particular, check out that lead-foot, Stephen Tsai.

  354. jm2375:

    Best wishes to Dr. Doc. WassupDoc - please take care of yourself and if you need anything, please let me know. The entire Tsai-ko ohana has your back!!!

  355. Stretch:

    ST - And I thought I was a speed racer....

  356. duffer:

    Prayers for Dr Doc!

  357. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Congrats, tommui!

  358. al:

    my prayers go out to dr doc and wassup doc.
    time to believe and trust.

  359. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Get Well, Soon, Dr. Doc!

  360. Stretch:

    best wishes to dr doc

  361. duffer:


    You got mail at your edu account!

  362. al:

    you told me one email
    not two.

  363. al:

    you told me one email
    not two.

  364. duffer:

    Huh? My double post?

  365. al:

    is the blog bogging or is it my laptop??

  366. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Hi Stephen!

  367. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Hi duffer, hi al!
    I gotta go nigh nigh...
    Early day tomorrow.

    Sweet Warrior Dreams!

  368. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    yup... the blog is slow for some reason...

  369. Addahknowsports:

    Good Evening Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    Get well soon DrDoc. Hope surgery goes well and you have a speedy recovery. Wassupdoc, hope you are doing okay too. Just remember you are both in our thoughts.

    Happy birthday LTUH!

  370. jm2375:

    Hi A-sports, ST and whoever else is on! Wasssup!

  371. Hoohiki:

    Hiya, d1(character)!

  372. Kekoa:

    ST ~ The white screen of death is raising it's ugly head again.

    Duffer ~ The Kekoa family SF trip is back on schedule again. Looks like sometime week after next. I'll get a firm date to you guys. I just need to confirm with my cousins so we can have a big CC.

  373. jm2375:

    Kekoa - so, my daughter stayed from school sick today. Bachi???

  374. Hoohiki:

    If the Phillies win, Shane Victorino should donate some $$$ to St. Anthony school to renovate the buildings and rebuild their sports program. Their hurting because of the massive exodus of star players from such sports as football and baseball. (Many have left for Baldwin.) Their football team had to combine the JV and varsityt teams. The athletes are wearing shirts that says, "we may be few, alot has left, but make no mistake, we will fight on."

  375. madeinhawaii:

    It seems that every game in the WAC is becoming a rivalry of sorts.

    Boise ... For all the marbles.
    Fresno ... Raucas, Loud, and sometimes rude and rowdy.
    SJSU ... The Dick Tomey Classic
    LaTech ... Turnover Derby - 3 and Out Bowl
    Nevada ... Clean, Skill Players Clinic Bowl
    NMSU ... Aerial Bowl
    Utah State ... tba
    Idaho ... tba

  376. Kekoa:

    jm2375 ~ I assume that the prisoners are giving you there full cooperation as we begin the work week. Are we witholding half-rations?

    In my former life as a strict disciplinarian and all-around little 'arrful meaney' - I stand firm on corporal pinishment as well. I deliver.

  377. Kekoa:!

  378. madeinhawaii:

    Long Time UH Fan,

    I’d love to be dyslexic ..oh to be 17 again with what I know now…hahaha…

    I used to feel the same way.. now I think if that happened I'd either be in jail by the time I'm 20, get crushed by some jealous girl's boyfriend/husband....or really feel stupid for making the same mistakes again.. :-)

  379. jm2375:

    Kekoa - "Mom, can I have a PBJ sandwich for breakfast tomorrow?"
    "Sure, if you make it yourself." hehehehe. Except I may never get her out of the house on time. We'll see.

  380. Kekoa:

    jm ~ Modify the reply to, "Sure, but w/o the Peanut Butter." Essentially, we're talking bread and water.

  381. jm2375:

    Kekoa - so was that the same nurse that let ST in as "family" to see Riley Wallace?

  382. Long Time UH Fan:

    The bewitching hour approaches and thus ends a fabulous and memorable celebration of my "birthday" for me. So I'd like to thank all of the bloggers who posted birthday greetings to me. Who would've thought that at this late stage in my life that I'd meet such wonderful people on the Warrior Beat and become friends with them. Mahalo to: Al, LizKauai, Duffer, Hawaiian Bod Pride, Garret, Loa, Hank, addahknowjoe, d1Shima, djmitcho, jm2375, Stretch, Myki, Kekoa, Midori7, Jason, Tom Mui, JaM, Da Punchbowl Kid, (Jesse) James, Las Vegas, Bulla, A-House, SteveM, Rich2176, Jay, Tombo Ahi, HI Flyer, Mrs. A-House, Wafan, Pauoa Boy, 702 Warrior Nation, Ronnie, Whitey, BG, Addahknowsports, my cousin, Pride Period and Stephen Tsai... You are the best! And if I missed anyone, humble apologies.

  383. jm2375:

    OK, since I seem to be the only one here, I'll be good and turn out the lights in the playhouse. The alarm is set on LOUD to go off when Kekoa and Homey show up again. :wink:

    Good night all. Oyasumina-tsai. Hasta manana.

    Liz - news report said rain on the way to Kauai. Stay dry.

  384. Long Time UH Fan:

    Hi Made in Hawaii,

    You and I are thinking on the same frequency...maybe in the twilight zone now...hahaha....thanks for the b'day greetings!

  385. Kekoa:

    (Disarmed the alarm jm2375 set on Hawaiian time). Freed Homey's Poodles and took away the bowl of Peanut Butter she left them. Hmmm...thought about putting the peanut butter in her...nah! she'd scream murder most foul!

    Ok...all set for bed. G'nite all!

  386. concerned fan:

    stephen, dont even mention dalton hillard commit to UCLA. we DONT CARE. dont glorify those who chose to go to mainland. not saying they dont need to do what they need to do, but

    DO NOT WRITE ABOUT IT. this is crucial recruiting time of year......

  387. Kekoa:

    Long Time UH Fan. Did you say that you were coming to the TV-gate at Hawaii Kai? Therapy is gonna be on fire with Warrior Faithful. I can't wait!! I can say G'nite all!

  388. Heinekenhealer:


    You are a healer! Your LOVE for a fellow human, your COMPASSION for DrDoc and your DESIRE and INTENT to help DrDoc is the key to all energy healing.
    Thank You for your compassion and love for another human being.

  389. Ralph:

    wow no post since 12:43....we get two recruits and everyone excitement is short term....

  390. wafan:

    Good morning all!

    Hoping Dr.Doc's surgery went super fine last night.

    Thank you to Kekoa for your brief of the SpOps recon. For me, the more infomation there is the easier it is to deal with the situation.

    Keep prayers and positive thoughts flowing!!!

    Time to head out and confuse the kids. HA!

  391. Stretch:

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    I wonder if Mack and the coaches will be checking out some of the Texas talent next week while they stay up in El Paso?? It would be great to be getting more committments.

  392. Stretch:

    October 27th, 2008 at 3:48 pm
    (Despite my threat to bop him upside the head with his fungo bat, and his challenge for me to grab it, haha!) If anything, it was koakane who kept his cool, while I might have lost it a little bit.

    No wonder there was a pic of Koakane with a bat in Liz's album, I thought he was just "trying" to be Kamehameha and stand tall.

  393. Stretch:

    Time for me to head off to Liz's Island.... see everyone later

  394. Stretch:

    Time for me to head off to Liz's Island.... see everyone later

  395. Garret:

    I wonder if Mack and the coaches will be checking out some of the Texas talent next week while they stay up in El Paso?? It would be great to be getting more committments.


    I'm sure that the coaches will be evaluating talent in Texas when they are out there. If I remember correctly, Ikaika Malloe was in charge of recruiting in Texas at his previous job, so he must have some ties there.

    The way recruiting in Texas goes, pretty much all of the colleges in Texas (especially the ones in the Big 12) are out or almost out of scholarships, as they got their commits before the season began. I've mentioned this earlier as an opportunity for UH, since players who have big senior seasons and improve a lot in the offseason before their senior year (which is pretty normal considering the growth process in high school) may not be able to get offers now from Texas schools. Some *really* good players get overlooked this way!

    One example with this is that Chase Daniel couldn't get an offer from Texas until right before signing day because they have Colt McCoy and Ryan Perrilioux committed already. So, he ended up going to Missouri and the criticism of the coaches was really loud...until this season when Colt McCoy has done so well.

  396. Garret:

    I hope that Dr. Doc is doing well today. Kekoa, thank you very much for the update on is great that you could spend time with him yesterday!

  397. Warrior in Georgia:

    I'm glad the Warriors pulled it out on Saturday, thanks again defense. I just have to say though that even though Alexander played well, what Mack did to Graunke was wrong. He played him two series in the driving rain and the o-line didn't help him out much, let alone the play calling and now he's back to third string. What a crock. Coach, if your really going to evalute your quarterback, how bout not in the middle of a rain storm and more than two series. I don't believe Alexander is the long term answer and I'm sure after another quarterback comes in and saves the day for us, Coach Mack will switch again. Unbelievable.

  398. Jay:

    goodmorning Tsaikos.

  399. Jay:

    goodmorning Tsaikos.

  400. Loa:

    morning gang!

    get well soon Dr. Doc

  401. Loa:

    Pauoa Boy - thanks for #295

  402. jm2375:

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Hope DrDoc's surgery went well last night and he is recuperating comfortably.

    Hopefully the vog will burn off today.

    Have a great day. Off to work. bbl. esme and out. whoooosh.

  403. d1島::

    Great Morning All!

    Best wishes for DrDoc; hope all went well with surgery.

    Welcome (back?) to the WB Warrior in Georgia. Must respectfully disagree with your assessment of TG in the last game. First pass was a quick throw behind Mouton on a bubble; next one, he had ample time but made a very poor decision for a pick. I believe despite the adverse weather conditions, TG showed something still was off and that Mack's decision at halftime was a sound one.
    With a full week of reps this week, I hope your prediction about GA doesn't come true. The team is at the point where it needs to start looking to the future rather than waiting for someone to catch up.

  404. XxFaithxX:

    Iuta Decommits...

    Sucks big time....

  405. d1島::

    Have a great day erryboddy!


  406. myki:

    Good morning to all Tsai-kos here and away!

    Hope that Doc's surgery went well last night and that he spent a restful post-op night.

    Having coffee and getting ready to visit the practice field this morning. It feels like we haven't been there forever but its really been ONLY 2 weeks!

    Hope it's not too wet this morning!

    Have a great day. BBL

  407. Stretch:

    Na Koa Football Banquet
    December 7, 2008
    Sheraton Waikiki Hotel - Hawaii Ballroom
    Cocktails 5:00 pm Dinner at 6:00 pm
    $75/person - 10 to a table

    For those who are interested, email me at stretch6592 at yahoo. Please email me ASAP so I know how many tables we will fill. Last people to email me will be cut off if there are not enough for a full table. Deadline to email me is Friday Nov 7.

  408. chawan_cut:

    just curious,
    what's the status of Blaze. Will he redshirt this season? will he have 2 to play 2?

  409. djmitcho:

    Good Morning Tsaikoland! Hope everyone has a Warrior day!!!

  410. Stretch:

    October 28th, 2008 at 7:03 am
    Good Morning Tsaikoland! Hope everyone has a Warrior day!!!

    does that mean I have to work hard today??

  411. myki:

    Change of plans, will hold off attending practice till tomorrow.

    Hope to see some of you tonight.

  412. Stretch:

    ahhhh come on myki - you and sj need to represent the Tsaikos!!! haha

    new post up

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