Australian punter to join Warriors

February 28th, 2009

Alex Dunnachie, a punter from Australia, said he has accepted a football scholarship from the Warriors.
Dunnachie, who is 6 feet 2 and 220 pouinds, is one of the top punters at the Ray Guy Academy for punters, kickers and long-snappers.
Dunnachie said he "consistently hit it 65, 70 yards."
Rick Sang, co-founder of the Ray Guy Academy, said Dunnachie has had several punts with hang times in excess of 5 seconds.
"He has natural power," Sang said. "He looks like a college tight end."
Dunnachie said he has never played American football. But he has a played Australian Rules Football, which emphasizing kicking, since he was 5.
"We kick it end over end, back spin, spirals," Dunnachie said.
As for choosing UH, Dunnachie said: "This place is paradise."
UH has reserved one more scholarship.

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Running back John Lister, who signed earlier this month, is expected to gray shirt.

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The Warriors will have an ample number of running backs this year, even if Daniel Libre does not earn a sixth season. Alex Green and Chizzy Dimude join the team in May. Leon Wright-Jackson will be back for his senior season. And although Kealoha Pilares (slotback) and Jake Heun (rush end) are candidates to move to other positions, UH is not yet ready to release them from running back duties.  And don't forget Inoke Funaki.

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Bryant Moniz will be given a serious look at quarterback this spring. He's down on the depth chart — Greg Alexander, Brent Rausch and Shane Austin enter 1-2-3 —  but he's displayed good arm strength and footwork in unsupervised drills.

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Wednesday's Super Games event is tentatively scheduled for water polo. If that's not possible — and there are scheduling concerns — then it's tug-o-war.

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The past Thursday, for the first time in more than 15 years, the UH cheerleaders performed at a Warrior volleyball match.


346 Responses to “Australian punter to join Warriors”

  1. letsgowarriors:


  2. letsgowarriors:

    any hints on who we are targeting for the last scholie? or are the coaches going to wait a few months for a lemarcus gibson type.

  3. bighilofan2:

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

  4. Stephen Tsai:

    UH is bringing in a couple of good walk-ons, but I don't think those players will be converted to scholarship guys.

  5. cheepono:

    top 5!

    cheepono out..

  6. JaM:

    Good morning to all!

    Anyone receive free acupuncture treatments or is in need of a podiatrist after last evening DC? Hope all had a grand time!

    Off to track today...

  7. NYUH:

    Great news on the punter. Oz is an "easy" 10 hour flight and loaded with good athletes. With new media they are slowing "escaping" from the capture of the commonwealth sports: rugby and cricket.

  8. CharlieBucket:

    Scholie Akoni Lasconia LB from Saddleback JC. Kid is a leader and a tough as nails ballah.

  9. JaM:

    Hey first time top 10

  10. brew808:


    ...or maybe I should say, G'day Mates! :D :shock: :lol:

    Okay, I'll ask the obvious... How does Alex Dunnachie's academic/enrollment situation compare to that of Jessie Williams? We really want to see both blokes wearing green & black. :D

  11. JaM:

    From yesterday...(don't know how to quote properly.)

    "Please consider changing your assignments and assessments to project based with a clear-cut ruberic"

    This is what Maryknoll does under Essential Schools. I believe it is a great way to teach/learn. However, must also be able to provide opportunity to take multiple choice type tests. Lack of opportunity or practice in test taking was a hindrance for my #1 when she moved on to college.

  12. JaM:

    Welcome Alex Dunnachie to the Warrior Ohana!

    How do you pronounce the last name? Anyone?

  13. letsgowarriors:

    sounds good. are these walkons from Hawaii or the mainland?

  14. bighilofan2:

    G'day Mayteez. :D

    so how come we get dis Aussie and not da odda Aussie? maybe we spoke too soon? gotta get em in class and den announce day going play ball? gotta make back door on our own compliance girl?

    just a thought. hi ho hi ho.

    have a great day Warriors.

  15. Kazz (blkberry_storm):

    Alex Dunnachie.

    I'm saying "do nah kee" like "Funaki". Is that how its pronounced?

  16. Kazz (blkberry_storm):

    Oh wait... is Dunnachie pronounced "dunn aki"? This seems to make more sense.

  17. las vegas:

    Salutations!, Tsai-Ko nation!

  18. Pomai:

    With a hang time of 4.5 to 5 seconds we should have plenty of "downed inside the 1 yard line".

  19. brew808:

    Howdy las vegas!!! Did you see the messages or get contacted by 702WN regarding a mini_CC in LV with Garret & Momo & families? I think there's more info posted on the SteveM news-board. :lol:

  20. brew808:

    Ideally, Alex Dunnachie gets to warm up but never gets any punt attempts during the game (IMHO) --> make like the Maytag Repair Man! It's always great to have that booming thunder-punt to save your 'okole! :D

  21. brew808:

    Are drop-kicks allowed in American Football? It might be nice to have booming 65 yd, 5 sec. hang-time kick-offs.... :shock: :D

  22. chawan_cut:

    scheduling concerns?
    is the cancer HF back? don't say its so!

  23. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  24. Stephen Tsai:

    Lasconia is not enrolled at UH yet.

  25. las vegas:

    Hey Brew,
    Negatory on that story, but will check

  26. Stephen Tsai:

    Interesting point, because, at the moment, I don't believe UH has somebody who can kick off.

  27. madeinhawaii:

    G'day mates!

    65 TO 70 YARDS!

    Doesn't that mean that on 4 and long at the 50, if he drop kicks it over the goal posts we get 3 points?

  28. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    brew808- What I want to see is what happens to the punt returner should he make it as far as the kicker!

  29. brew808:

    Whoahh...Liz_K....I think I understand what you're saying.... maybe.... :lol:

    IMHO - zero punts, but lots and lots of kick-offs! :lol:

  30. (Jesse) James:

    Good morning gang....whew...still trying to get up but have lots of work to do today.....LOL

    Great to hear we're getting what appears to be a great punter...remember some dude named Matt McBriar??? ....Welcome to the Warrior Ohana Alex Dunnachie.....

    No mommies or homey on yet eh??? Guess I may have to go do some recon on the pink side....LMAO

  31. brew808:

    Re: #25 - las vegas - There will be 3 generations of Momo's that will out eat you at a local buffet! :shock:

  32. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Good morning all! :)

    65 yards? 5 second hang times? Krikeys!!! How many seasons would he stick around before "fielding" (pardon the pun) NFL offers?

    He sounds like a great get! Coach Mac has the recruitin' skills, thass fer sure.

  33. (Jesse) James: far as I know, drop kicks are still allowed in American Football.....LOL

  34. las vegas:

    Thanx Brew,
    Found an e-mail from 702WN in one of my less used e-mail accounts

  35. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    brew- "He has natural power," Sang said. "He looks like a college tight end."
    I just had a flashback to the first time we saw Greg Alexander and after a universal sharp intake of breath, said "quarterback"??? Here's to the Power Guys! (not powderpuffs... bwahahaha!)

  36. kaimiloa:

    Brew.... Unless the rules have changed in the past couple of years, you can drop kick the ball through the uprights from anywhere on the field for points (I think 1 or 2 points). Even during the flow of play.

  37. brew808:

    :D - okay, okay.... almost sounds like a comment from a previous Tsaiko blogger.... :lol:

    DPK - loved your "Wo Fat Rat" story of the other day! :lol:

    (J)J - can you imagine the free air-time the Warriors would get having the only drop-kicker around? :shock:

  38. brew808:

    kaimiloa - Aloha! I wasn't even thinking about FG points - just kick-offs. Okay.... that works too! That opens up two places on the travel roster - no need for the place-kicker, and no need for the spotter/holder! :D :shock: :lol:

    And.... free publicity and future recruiting avenues for UH kickers! :shock: :D

  39. brew808:

    Did you see that BHF2 (#14) and I had very similar posts and questions? Yikes.... somebody whack me when I start posting in pidgin and pontificating like an attorney!!! :D :shock: :lol:

  40. brew808:

    Dang! Where's jm2or3or75? It looks like her Hoyas finally got through the alphabet to find the letter W! :shock: :twisted: :roll:

  41. brew808:

    Sorry gang.... I don't mean to hog the blog.... It's rare that I have time, plus I'm trying a special kope blend this AM... seems to be finally kicking in!

    :lol: :shock: :lol: :shock: :lol: :shock: :lol: :shock: :lol: :shock: :lol: :shock: :lol: :shock: :lol: :shock: :lol: :shock: :lol: :shock: :lol: :shock: :lol: :shock: :lol: :shock:
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  42. (Jesse) James:, we went hang out with one powder-coug....errrrrrr, powder-puff last night...and no, I'm not talking about KK or Stretch....LMAO

  43. Committed Road Warrior:

    BaseBows playing UCSB. 6-1 Gauchos in the 5th.

  44. jm2375:

    Good morning Tsaikos!!

    Howzit brew!! Thanks for da info.

    Nursing this frackin' cold I came down with Thur night. Slept on the couch last night. Post nasal drip. ugh... I'm gonna veg today.

  45. (Jesse) James:

    I wonder where Colomaohana...or Big C is at today....??? She must have gone to the mommy thing at Kahala Mall. Anyways, I wanted to ask her about some financial stuff and whether or not I was compliant with all my, Stretch, c'mon, you gotta jump on that one....LMAO

    Oh, and BTW, for all those interested....Aunty Tital Leadfoot was in fine form last night....probably went through about 100 flights.....MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA j/k my sistah.....from Lihue...

    And to all the dart throwing Tsaikos from last p.m., I only have three words for you...."Helloooooo....How you?????" LOL

  46. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    So Tsai's saying Sang sang praises of the Aussie punter? :lol:

  47. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Jesse James-
    Have you checked the mirror this morning? Isn't that a dart in the middle of your forehead? :lol: :lol: :lol:

  48. Frank25:

    Morning Tsaikos....

    How did the Darts thing workout last night.....was there any injuries? LMAO.....

  49. (Jesse) James:

    Wassup injuries...but a few broken walls and KK swears he had to do some patchwork on the foundation.....MWAHAHAHAHHAHAHA dart in forehead....that's a pimple....LOL

  50. brew808:

    :D :shock: :lol: Frank!!! :lol: :shock: :D

  51. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Haha, Frank, I was just going to ask if there were any side trips to the ER last night!

  52. WarriorMojo:

    Jeez, is there anything LAMER than ticketmaster? Up bright and early to get Journey tickets. Now, I've had a ticketmaster account forever, maybe fourteen or fifteen years. I remember days when if you wanted tickets for a concert in LA or SF that didn't go on sale until 9:00 a.m. in California all you had to do was call any ticketmaster outline in an earlier timezone, and voila! tickets on sale! How dumb was that?!

    Anyway, I'm in for two tickets this morning. I slam through the security check screens like the mother of all tornadoes. So what seats am I offered less than eight seconds after tickets supposedly go onsale? Section F, side risers! That's not a bad seat at all, but there is NO way the AA-CC sections could have been gone already. Not possible.

    So I give up those tickets and try again. I get section T, which kind of does suck. Try again and I'm now upstairs! So I'm thinking "Holy, Steve Perry!" The whole floor sold out in about two minutes. Way? No way! I try again and I'm offered CC, row 9. That's nine rows back from stage right. Seriously, how lame is that?

  53. brew808:

    Re: #44 jm2. - TMI!!! :shock: You were scary enough before. Now I picture drips too! YIKES! :shock: :shock: :shock:

  54. Frank25:

    (Jesse) James:

    wassup back to how did you do....did you folks play partners...who was the winners?

  55. jm2375:

    geee.... thanks, brew... :twisted:

  56. Frank25:

    LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Hey there Liz.....hows it going......

  57. FloridaTed:

    My-o-my, a great special teams coach, a great punter.... Might we end up with a special, special team? Lol.

  58. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    ST- great to hear about the cheer squad at VB! Band and Cheer- awesome!

    (commercial warning)
    So- March 21- Pipeline Cafe - Ukuleleboi and crew will be competing for the first Band Champ title. Support is WELCOME as it will be an AI kinda thing- popular votes, etc.

  59. Cindy/Cenn:

    Good morning, Gang! Glad everyone had fun at the DC. And me, so happy that I have my Journey tickets for the 25th! Liz, great pics! JJ, isn't Big C one of the nicest people you have ever met.

  60. Frank25:


    wassup...hows it going....

  61. (Jesse) James:

    Frank...nah, I didn't play...just had pupus and beer and enjoyed the good company (and fun)....

    I think Rob and Koakane won a game....and she and Aunty Tita Leadfoot almost won one....but not sure about that one because the darts were just a blur as they shattered the board.....LMAO

  62. Cindy/Cenn:

    Frank25..mahalo for all that you do for us. I have a s-i-l at FB Brassf. and another family member is leaving for C Victory. Come home soon!

  63. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Hi Mojo!
    At least you are GOING to the Journey concert!

    Frank- click on my name for the latest. I'm trying to be low key 'cause the Band Champ is sponsored by Brand X....

    but, things are YEEE HAH!

  64. Cindy/Cenn:

    LOL JJ!

  65. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    ok... kope, pancakes and bacon time.


  66. (Jesse) James:

    Cindy/Cenn....yes she is...but she hits too hard...and picks on me sooooo much sometimes she makes me cry...I'm an old softy you know...I have feelings too....even though people think I'm "one bad mother...Shut your mouth....." MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  67. brew808:

    It's probably just me... but whenever I see Cindy/Cenn post, I'm reading.... "Sin/Sense"! :roll: :twisted: :D

  68. al ™:

    aussie football has one or two points for drop kicks. in american football it would be a field goal or 3 pts. the drop kick is definitely a lost art.

    meanwhile, nice pick up. a great punter is always needed. did matt macbriar have anything to do with this recruitment?

  69. brew808:

    Cinn/Cenny - Congrats on your Journey tix! Did you have as much trouble getting them as W-Mojo? Nah.... you're probably not as high-maintenance as that Tsaiko! :D :shock: :lol:

  70. WarriorMojo:

    Liz, true dat... especially since it now appears that the second concert is also sold out. Amazing.

    Liz, always meant to ask you, are you familiar with Seals and Crofts? If so, did their music reflect a lot of Bahai tenets?

  71. Frank25:


    thank you for the back home for some vacation in may....then for good in aug.....

    (Jesse) James:

    what happen to Uhfan808.....

  72. al ™:

    Stephen Tsai:

    February 28th, 2009 at 8:17 am
    Lasconia is not enrolled at UH yet.

    by that i assume that you mean he will eventually either as an invited walkon or late scholie pickup.

    what about that dtackle in northern california? better grab him before sjsu does. he would definitely fill a need.

  73. WarriorMojo:

    Ouch, brew, exactly what is in that new coffee blend? I mean, please don't forget the "tincture of tenderness" okay? LOL

  74. al ™:

    kick offs?

    what about icecube?
    isn't kevin bell gonna walkon this fall?
    then again a guy who can punt 65-70 yards might be able to send kickoffs to the back of the end zone.

    when was the last time we had a punter/kicker on the team?
    jason elam?

  75. SteveM:

    Good morning everyone!

    Exciting news about punter Alex Dunnachie! Fires up the imagination and possibilities!

  76. brew808:

    Yes, agreeing w/ al-ski (again)..... I'm very curious to know the recruiting path/connections bringing "BigFooty" Alex Dunnachie to Manoa. :shock:

    Here's a YouTube of the BigFooty in action- (Kind of hard to judge anything from a video....) :D

  77. Cindy/Cenn:

    Brew... it was very easy to get them online. Still get, I think. The 26th concert sold out in 2 hours.

    lol JJ.

  78. WarriorMojo:

    Back on topic, as an Aussie Rules guy, Alex should be great at those line drive running punts away from the returner. I think we're going to be seeing that more and more in football.

  79. brew808:

    "tincture of tenderness" - Huh? Do consumer rights advocates know anything about that? Yeah, that's probably their first thought whenever they hear a siren.... :lol: :twisted: :shock:

  80. WarriorMojo:

    Cindy/Cenn, second night is sold out too, apparently. Either that or I've been banned, LOL. What section are your seats?

  81. brew808:

    BTW .... what happened to the "andGreg" tag? Seems to come and go depending on the weather.... :lol:

  82. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Hey Frank! Hope you're all keepin' the shiny side up over there. Tell your commander that his Uncle Tim sez howzit and that my son and I had a blast watchin' his kids kick butt at a Judo Tournament last weekend. Stay safe please, all of you!

  83. al ™:

    brewski....i am enjoying your online observations throughout the morning. must have had some mean espresso or something.

  84. SteveM:

    :shock: Hmmmm...tomorrow is March already...

    :!: UH-UNLV Game Tickets for Tsai-kos

    Rich2176 has been busy but will be turning his attention to negotiating and purchasing a block of game tickets soon, as he did in 2007. Of course, he needs to know how many.

    He will be providing Tsai-kos with tickets at cost, so an initial minimum count is requested. So-- whether you request via the survey or email him directly, please do so soon.

    When he is ready, I will turn over the collected survey request data to Rich2176. At that point, confirmation emails, payment, and arrangements are strictly between you and Rich2176.

    The survey is at:

    The survey also collects requests for las vegas' buffet restaurant tailgate and optional buses. Also Friday night Cattle Call interest and hotel location info--so you can see who else might be staying at your hotel. :)

  85. FloridaTed:

    Australian punters are not afraid to tackle, especially at 6'2' and 225 p.

  86. (Jesse) James:

    FT...that's the Rock used to say...he could "Layeth the smacketh downeth...."

  87. Frank25:

    Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Hi ya..I will tell him that....been really windy...sand storms....

  88. brew808:

    SteveM - There's something freaky about replying to your "" surveys. Oooo oooo ooooohh..... almost feel like DPK! :shock: :lol: :roll:

  89. (Jesse) James:

    Frank...she was there...I think her and Addahknowjoe bet Rob and KK in a game...although I think KK forgot to push the button changing players on a couple of occassions so the scores were all screwed up....LOL

    She was there though...although, you know her, sooooooo quiet.....not like Rob....oh, wait, was I not supposed to say that...MWAAHAAHHAHAHA

  90. (Jesse) James:

    brew...OH NO!!!! Don't reignite DPK's memory of the monkey....LOL

  91. Addahknowsports©:

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    Just thought I'd check in (and check to see what Jamesie is saying about me). I know he cannot not say anything. Sure enough.... and Jamesie, just for the record, I went through more tips than flights. And next time, I going bring pliers, 'cause I know where I lost the tips.

  92. SteveM:

    brew808 -- know what's freaky? ...I am to verify Tsai-ko requests and provide real names when possible. Yours has a lot of blanks :razz: Good thing Rich2176 has your number from 2007!

  93. (Jesse) James: time just bring "harder and straighter" tips...the kind powderpuff likes.....LMAO

  94. (Jesse) James:

    A-sports...I forgot to say...."Helllooooo.....How u?????" Mwahahahahaha

  95. MeiLing:

    Aloha Kakahiaka!


    Very cool that Ukuleleboi & his band won & are going to compete. Now that I know where Pipeline Cafe is, I might show up. On a different note: you would have sung along to "Toreador..." It was grand.

    Welcome Alex Dunnachie!

  96. addahknowjoe:

    "pontificating..." ho, big word.

    Gmornin' Errybuddie.

    Mahalo Midori7 for instigating last nites shindig.

    Addah know who started that rumor Tsaikos no buy drinkie. Dey only eat. Obviously they haven't attended one of these informal Tsaiko malFunctions. Good thing Koakane carried the weight of the crew last night. He was chuggin' straight from pitchers of beer strategically stationed and refilled on various tables throughout the establishment as he roamed and caroused with the evening crowd.

    James- you got your call from KK dis morning? He was looking for his darts from last night. But den he found 'um.

  97. Addahknowsports©:


    My reply to that is "Hi, my name is 'Sports and I'm legal". Bwahahahaha.

  98. brew808:

    Addahknowsports© - Howzit girl!?! Did you say you're "tipsy" - and "losing it"? :shock: :lol: :roll:

  99. brew808:

    #92 - SteveM - When you find out - please let me know.... :lol: :shock: :D

  100. Addahknowsports©:

    Hiya Brew,

    Long time no hear! As far as being "tipsy", yes and no. My iced tea kept me as straight as Powderpuffs tips.

  101. addahknowjoe:

    Howzit Frank-

    How come you neva warned us Rob25 is a sandbagger in darts. She unreal! She can hunt down a Yak with her deadly skillz! Good ting she eased up and gave us chance last night.

  102. brew808:

    A-joe - You cheering for Konawaena too? :lol:

  103. brew808:

    cheering --> celebrating their W :D

  104. Addahknowsports©:

    Nah, Jamesie,

    Next time we play, I going get tips like Koakane's. Shorter and thicker at the base. :smile:

  105. Frank25:


    Howzit my bradda.....rob play darts? i dont know.....

  106. brew808:

    Addahknowsports© - You know, this discussion is highly provocative.... for an occasional viewer or a clueless lurker.... :shock: :lol: :twisted:

  107. brew808:

    Frank - You should know.... rob25 is an expert "throwing darts", whether she uses those pointed/feathered projectiles or not.... :D :shock: :lol:

  108. addahknowjoe:

    brew All the outer island teams, I gotta back 'em. Especially Konawaena. Az my family's Alma Mater.

    Powderpuff Thank you Nui Loa for sharing your Kaiser Alumni issued Majik Darts. That set made Errybody look like they trow darts all their lives.

  109. Addahknowsports©:


    Rob is awesome at darts! I think at some point she was letting people catch up. She started out as a relief darter, but then somehow she took over and finished the job while everyone finished their drinks. I think we took a picture of a wicked bullseye she made.

  110. brew808:

    ....before I forget.... question for ST -

    Are all these line-up changing on the kane MVB team, due to Hunt's injury or because Wilton wants to find the right combination/chemistry for the Warriors? :?

  111. Wayne Ol:

    Whoa! Not so fast my friend! Maybe he can punt, but can he catch the snap. You know, "his hands". Since he hasn't played American football we have to wait and see if he's any good. Can he angle punt and his the corners? Can he scramble or throw the ball in case something goes wrong, like fumbling the snap or drop it? There are a lot of things go into a good punter. I reserve judgment until I see this guy in action. Will he be here for the spring or fall camp?

    There have been too many glowing reports in their press clippings, but many times did not materialize. i.e. George Ornellas, and that RB kid from Virginia, Pearson, and that kid from Corona, CA who June Jones said was the second coming of Barry Sanders. What happend to George Lauwalu from Waianae? Didn't he commit to UH?

  112. brew808:

    Rob is ... a relief darter, .... she took over and finished .... everyone .... drinks. ... we took a picture of a wicked bull ... she made.

    :lol: :shock: :D

  113. (Jesse) James:

    Sports....I am not that kind of a guy...totally innocent and I don't know what you are referring too....just ask Powderpuff...I was only talking about nicey-nicey things...after all, I'm a good Catholic boy....

    ....but than again...I have the option of confession.....MWAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAAHHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHA

  114. A-House:

    Big Congrats to Konawena and Molokai for winning the State Div 1 and Div II basketball championships last night.

    Good reason for UH coaches to remember that "outside island" get GOOD players too!!! Footooball and baseoball also!!!!!

  115. Jason:

    Hey, Lee Corso is on the blog. :-D

    With all this talk about darts, I'm starting to feel like I'm on pins and needles. ;-)

  116. (Jesse) James: call from KK this morning....I tink his phone broken...da ting only take pictures....

    I wonder if IWWTHM and his jogging friend made it home okay???

  117. (Jesse) James:

    and don't worry ST...I was defending you against all those people saying your wear lacey underwear last night because you never showed up.....LMAO.....

  118. brew808:

    Another thought/question: If a punter can boom kicks 65-70 yards, is there any rule that says he has to stand 12yds back to kick? Why not 15-20? That gives him more time and still a 50 yd average. And... are Aussie "yards" the same as Yankee "yards"? :shock: :roll:

    Pretty provocative thoughts for this lazy Saturday huh? :D :shock: :lol:

  119. A-House:

    ST, good neighbor:

    So, your duties also includes bringing in the trash cans from the street. Lucky yours only a few feet. Mine goes for 66' from the roadway!

    Read your story about the new punter from down under. Sang says Alex is one of the "best punters" at the Ray Guy Academy. Does this mean that there are other punters/kcikers better than Alex in terms of distance and hang time?

  120. brew808:

    Okay folks - don't forget there's time (a week) to participate in Jason's ACS Relay for Life Event! Just click on his name/post above for more info. :D

  121. A-House:


    howzit? are you saying that Ray Guy has a branch academy in Australia? I thought Alex was on the mainland and that's why Sang used "yards". Only USA uses yards everyone else uses metric system.

  122. A-House:


    interesting point about "where" a kicker must line up on a kickoff.

    maybe like golf where the player can tee-off from any place between and behind the markers - make sense to me to move the ball back to take advantage of where the ball lands with the long hang time instead of giving automatic 20-yard line.

  123. PowderPuff:

    Good morning! A-Joe - you're welcome. But remember, it's the magician, NOT the wand. Rob is TOTALLY awesome at darts, and wow....A-Sports, I tried your method, but it didn't quite work as well for me. Had a blast last night...thank you all for the great company. Had a nice chat with that good Catholic boy, (J)James...Thanks to Midori7 for setting everything up. Stretch...where you stay?!?!?!

  124. josiah:

    Alex Dunnachie?

  125. Jason:

    brew808: There's no rule that states how far back a punter has to line up, but traditionally it's 13-15 yards because of the ability of the long snapper. If you've got a long snapper who can get the ball out 20 yards quickly enough while still holding his point, then I don't see a problem with that. But with the increased distance comes more time for the rushers to go after the punter.

  126. addahknowjoe:

    JJames- I tink those two braddahz doing OK.

    Linked above is some of last nights pics.

  127. (Jesse) James:

    Whoa...da cougar makes an appearance....Hiya PP!!! I mean Powderpuff (I don't think PP sounds too good...especially after all the beeru KK drank last p.m.).....

  128. josiah:

    one more

  129. brew808:

    Nice pix's A-joe - although plenty of peeps backs! :shock: Also, got some new faces.... Mahalo! :D :shock: :lol:

  130. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    WarriorMojo- Yes. I am familiar with Seals and Crofts. We opened for them at the Shell back in the day and did a tv series afterhours at KITV that they appeared on. Their music reflects their faith. Dash has a version of my pule melody (not the Hawaiian one I do) that is played often. Jimmy has been playing with his brother (England) Dan - who- unfortunately, is very ill right now... :-(

    I have one of Dan's song's on my blog from last week.

  131. (Jesse) James:

    Hey need to reassure A-Sports that I am a GOOD Catholic boy.....I am very naieve and innocent as I proved to you last night.....

  132. Stretch:

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Didn't realize that I spent just as much time in TJ's that I do in the office. Damn, it was a looooooong 8 hours of drinking and darts.

    (Jesse) James:
    February 28th, 2009 at 9:22 am
    I wonder where Colomaohana...or Big C is at today....??? She must have gone to the mommy thing at Kahala Mall. Anyways, I wanted to ask her about some financial stuff and whether or not I was compliant with all my, Stretch, c'mon, you gotta jump on that one....LMAO

    and you guys call me an instigator??!!?? Hahaha But since you brought it up..... Soooooo Coloma, is blogging at work, "compliant" w/ work rules??

  133. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Stretch- prolly as compliant as "marketing", yeah? :cool:

  134. addahknowjoe:

    Josiah- Good link. Mahalos!

    Wayne Ol- You're right. Working with a snapper is a different story. Going live with oncoming rush is a completely different animal.

    I can see from the vid Dunnachie's got a good leg but will need to modify his step and his drop to accommodate a long snappers' fast/slow/accuracy delivery.

    I'd like to see Dunnachie do a running rugby punt. That'll be a weapon in itself.

  135. wafan:

    A fine lazy Saturday to all!

    Blood draw then brunch followed by a short nap. Yep. Life is pretty darn good.

  136. wafan:

    A-joe . . .

    Thanks for the pix! Looks like everyone had a good time last night. A few new faces, I see! Cool.

  137. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Wayne Ol: I am going to guess that if Dunnachie was trained at the Ray Guy Academy, he will be familiar with the various aspects of American Football.

    Didn't OSU or somebody have a rugby style kickoff of something ???

  138. Leion:

    Damn, 4:50 on 2nd video, 70 yard punt!!!

  139. (Jesse) James:

    Stretch...I thought we all concurred that Rob25 was "the" instigator????

  140. Addahknowsports©:


    Also in defense of you, I know you were home diligently working on your next post.


    Had a great time also. I knew you could take on the Tsaikos! You are a true Tsaiko at heart. Well...the off season stuff is just beginning so get ready. Stretch your legs cause there will be bowling among other things. Did I mention we went to hit balls once? Do you fish?


    I'm not sure why you feel the need to reassure everyone that you are a good Catholic boy. As far as having Powderpuff reaffirm that...I know we all are on our best behavior when we meet someone. Hehehe. We all know you are a good person at heart. Rob25 is not so much an instigator as a competitor...just ask a-joe. In his words, "she intense, go for blood".

    Everyone did well last night. Koakane seemed to get better at darts the more he drank and made friends with the neighboring booth. UHFan was doing very very well at darts and didn't make pieces of the board come off when she threw. One thing about Stretch, though, he gets so pushy when he is playing darts. Or was that his big head that I had to step around. You think I throw hard.... We had three sets of twins last night...Midori and UHFan, c_c and lefty, and CFK and Chris.


    Thank you for arranging the DC and for getting there early to make sure we had tables. Last night was a success and it seems all had an awesome time!

  141. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Alright, Sports! Thanks for the report! So- er- ah- who was YOUR twin????

  142. (Jesse) James:

    Yes...thank you Midori for planning the was awesome as usual...

    A-sports...actually, good Catholic boy is an oxymoron.....LOL

  143. niho mano:

    welcome dunnachie to the warrior football team....

  144. Mei Ling:

    Antwan 'Tua' Maheley also has a Relay for Life team with Jet Jasper if you'd like to spread your American Cancer Society contributions around.


    pork? yo' mama would prolly tell you to put da pork back on the barbie...

    Esme & out...

  145. Jason:

    Mei Ling: Normally I wouldn't mind spreading the wealth, but I hear there might be prizes for the top individuals and teams, and I/we are both in the running for that. :-D

  146. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Mei Ling- Music was us last night!

  147. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Kekoa- da Uku-boi wore his "lucky jacket" last night... da one associated with you :lol: He was representin da Wessai's.

  148. Stephen Tsai:

    By the way, if anyone cares, I waited 40 minutes at the airport yesterday. I said hello to about 48 white guys. Then I heard one with an Aussie accent. And that's how I got my interview.

  149. Stephen Tsai:

    When I used to cover hoops, I once called more than 200 JCs in the country looking for UH recruits. I finally found Ahmad Ricketts at Hudson Valley College. It would have been easier if Ricketts had an Aussie accent.

  150. (Jesse) James: should have just started shouting "G'Day" to every white guy and see who answered....

  151. Mei Ling:


    The Warrior Football RFL team is not going to come close to your collection nor your team's. I need more kope, I couldn't spell their names correctly...'auwe! Jett & Mahaley...

    K, off to find lunch...

  152. Stretch:

    Okay, back again, had to go be good uncle and watch my niece play soccer.

    February 28th, 2009 at 11:47 am
    One thing about Stretch, though, he gets so pushy when he is playing darts. Or was that his big head that I had to step around.

    that was to throw you off your game since I am a terrible darts player.

  153. Stretch:

    ST - I hope the next time the Tsaikos have a get together, you wear your own "undergarments" so you are able to join us.

  154. FloridaTed:

    Anybody who ever watched Australian Football, I've seen quite a few, will know that a lot more is asked of an aussie kicker/punter, than an american style punter.

    If he has the skills as advertised, he will easily adapt, imho.

  155. FloridaTed:

    In addition, with his size, he can run and take on a few linebackers and DB's, lol.

  156. SteveM:

    The Feb. 7 and Feb. 21 Karaoke Call sections are complete for now.

    I did have a photo of ST at the BIG KK (Krazy Karaoke) but did not get a second shot as his Low song got "lower". :shock: Anyone not staring in awe and able to take a photo? :lol:

  157. Kekoa:

    Howzit brew8o8 ~ I thought maybe you were on mission to parts unknown. Good to see that you still get da *Spahkle* in your musings.

    Your thoughts on the way the team is reloading and coming together please. Even the coaching hires add new hope for an even better season! Coach Mack is on roll!

    Go Warriors

  158. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    SteveM- Awesome KK album!

    ST- mahalo for "getting the story" ! You put the J in journalism! (I don't know what that means...)

    Hi Kekoa!

  159. (Jesse) James:

    Stretch...what??? You didn't go and see the mommies at Kahala Mall....???

  160. Jorge:

    Hey, what's up meat smugglers!? With all the spankings you guys got last season, why are you wasting a scholarship on a punter? Go Huskies!

  161. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Hey, Jorge, how's the snow?

  162. Stretch:

    (Jesse) James:
    February 28th, 2009 at 2:08 pm
    Stretch...what??? You didn't go and see the mommies at Kahala Mall....???

    didn't get back home in time. I think they should have been finished by 1.

  163. (Jesse) James:

    Oh..that's too bad...If I didn't have to work, I may have stopped by...Just to show support for Esme...maybe heckle.....LOL....

    I actually was thinking of just coming to my office after TJs last night and sleeping here....but nah...decided I wanted to go home and sleep for a few in my own bed...LOL

  164. bighilofan2:

    Hiya and G'day Mayteez. :lol:

    so, wit a Sat of 1080, will dat cut da mustard? are we still whislin Quigley Down Under? questions, questions.... :lol:

  165. (Jesse) James:


    This one is for Powderpuff, A-sports, and Rob25....

    "No urinals
    Only Kleenex and the smell of heavy perfume
    Where am I?"

  166. bighilofan2:

    ahem ahem, brew how about dis....

    Jorge, Porge, puddin an pie,
    we gonna wup yu guyz, poke yo eyez.
    yu guyz try fo poach our guyz,
    PP in our tentz
    we pull yo stringz, look wat we see
    yo PP is shriveled,
    plus da bugga is bent! :razz: :mrgreen:

  167. brew808:

    BHF2 - A+ :lol:

  168. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    bhf2 - what brew said. :mrgreen:

  169. AlaWaiPipeLayer:

    Is there any plan to bring in kicking coach? I don't believe we've had one for a while. I know there is a former NFL kicker living in HNL, Tom McCarthy kicked back in the 80's for Tomey and kicked for Dallas and KC. He also kicked FG's. Maybe if we had a kicking coach Iceman would have fare better.

  170. brew808:

    I might have included something about pies, and holes, but goodie-goodie Liz was lurking.... :shock: :lol: :D

  171. chawan_cut:

    hey now, i'm not lefty's twin!

  172. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    c_c - better than being my twin!
    oh yeah... I wasn't there...

    ok- back to my laundry.

    You can cut loose now, brew...

  173. brew808:

    "Whew....!!! lefty quietly whispers to himself! :lol:

  174. brew808:

    laundry, gushing comments about Alexander, .....pretty spooky! :shock: :roll:

  175. bighilofan2:

    Hiya Brew808,
    Hiya LizK,

    I couldn't help myself, MzLiz, I just couldn't :mrgreen:

    wen i get near dat titalaytin subject, my tie jus goes off. :mrgreen:
    :lol: sorry.... not! :razz:

    so how you stay sistah angel? brew? all is good in Hilo nei.

    we just might get a swell season dis year. gotta keep on da braddaz. make like GA in da team mtg pikcha. intense!

  176. wafan:

    bhf2 . . .


  177. bighilofan2:

    okay, I'm gonna languish in da bedroom, close da dark curtains, turn up da fan and dream. :mrgreen: about Warrior football :razz:

  178. brew808:

    Howzit bhf2 - Any word on usage of those JUGS machines? They should be running at least 12 hours a day, 7 days a week - IMHO :shock: :? :D

    Did you hear back from whitey Re: April 11? I think there should be beeg party on Maui, maybe a Tsaiko luau! after the game.... :lol:

  179. wafan:

    Haiku to Jorge.

    Jorge no try ack
    Hauna instagata, yeah?
    Go back lick yo wounds.

  180. bighilofan2:

    thank you thank you thank you


    i no yu gettin da vizuals, like :lol:

    or is it :shock:

    prolly da latter. :lol:

    get ahold of yourselves, huskies! :lol:

    i'm dying, i tell ya, i'm just dyin ova heeha. :razz:

  181. Bstunna2002:

    hey ST what's the deal with Jack Sula I heard he qualified can you confirm?

  182. bighilofan2:

    brew 178

    I'm trying brew, I'm trying. :lol:


    da words keep ringing in my earz...

    no nomoa... nuff already. :lol:

  183. bighilofan2:

    i know its Lent, but I'm not givin up nuttin. :shock:

  184. wafan:

    bhf2 . . .

    That is the problem. They grab hold of themselves way to often.

  185. bighilofan2:

    okay, back in a few.

    play nicer dan me.

    maybe I see you Maui, brew. gonna be good fun.

    I hope da Warriors using da JUGS. gotta rely on dis blog to let us know if day need samoa stuffs. i like dem be like Ms. Liz and Pride and Kekoa and DPK and da Moms and all yu guyz. AWESOME!

  186. brew808:

    wafan - How iz the brudda Iz? Please tell him the Tsaikos send him their aloha! :D

  187. bighilofan2:

    yu bad, my man, yu just terribly bad. :mrgreen:
    all i gotta tell yu is.. NAUGHTY! :mrgreen:

  188. wafan:

    Brew . . .

    Thanks. Doing okay. I will let him know.

    bhf2 . . .

    I learned from one of the best on the blog! Take a bow bhf2! Bravo!!!

  189. brew808:

    wafan - That was such a weird discussion yesterday between you, Jason, JaM, & Mia regarding grease boards, elmo's, and *.ppt presentations. Sheesshhhh.... you teacha's, excuse me, educators can get so geeky..... :lol: :shock: :lol:

  190. Jason:

    This coming from the one guy who solved the math problem I posted. :-D

    BTW, where is jm2375? She must be having an all day party or something. Cheer! Cheer! Sneeze. Cheer! Sneeze.

  191. wafan:

    Brew . . .

    Actually, I think Elmo is a specific brand/product. I have a document camera (Avieo, I think) that I have connected to my computer and LCD projector. Best thing about the document camera is that I can shoot and save the photos and videos and include them in my PPT's or go live in class to address specific situations.

  192. brew808:

    Calm down, wafan, calm down.... Take a deep breath! There's no need to get sooooo excited.... Heheheh! :lol: :shock: :roll:

  193. wafan:

    Jason . . .

    If you can get one when teaching get a white board that prints in color rather than one that prints in black and white. Much more effective, I would imagine, when teaching math.

    And, way better than a chalk board. No dust to screw up your computers. printers, document camera, and LCD projector.

  194. kapakahi:


    Any status update on RB prospect Jack Sula (Carson, CA.)? with Lister expected to greyshirt.

    With scholie now going to Aussie punter, what's the updated prospect of scholie offer yet to WR Aaron Bradley (Gahr HS, Cerritos, CA.)?


  195. wafan:

    Brew . . .


    I always get too excited when I get to work with student teachers and soon-to-be teachers. There is so much to learn and do!

    Yeah. I absolutely love my career. Well, except for the Every Child Left Behind part of it. HA!

  196. kapakahi:


    Any potential eligibility issues getting into UH for Aussie punter? with New Zealand DT prospect Jesse Williams who committed awhile back to UH.


  197. brew808:

    wafan - I'll share a story.... once upon a time, I had to tutor a sight-impaired student in one of my subject areas. I had to go through all the problems and administer a weekly quiz. Everything had to be verbal - no diagrams, no written equations, no calculators, nothing! Needless to say, it was one of my most difficult tasks ever. So even though I give you a rash of poop, you do have my utmost respect. :D

  198. curveball:

    Hello from the mainland...just to let you know... SLIDER is left handed....Homey I will need you help on his delivery from the left side....

  199. wafan:

    Hi Curveball and Slider!

    Safe trip to you!!!

  200. wafan:

    Brew . . .

    Thank you. Coming from you that means quite a bit!

  201. brew808:

    Howzit curveball! Great news for Slider! Breaking pitches from lefties can be devastatingly effective. It also can be a valuable asset for earning major $kala$!!! :D :shock: :lol:

  202. WB Dept. of Safety:

    Attention WB Bloggers!

    Beware of a troll named Jorge. Don't encourage him or try to befriend him. If you do so, he may try to "smuggle your meat" He may also offer to "pack your fudge". We give you this warning because that's all he seems to talk about for some reason. If you see him, please notify the Humane Society that we have a very sick Husky on the blog and he heeds his shots. Thank you all for your diligence in this matter.

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  203. Jason:

    wafan: I think almost everyone in the department has a white board, Elmo, and projector now. At least, that's the trend.

  204. wafan:

    And now, off to support another local restaurant. I think it will a Chinese buffet tonight. Yum!

  205. bighilofan2:

    Hiya curveball and slides. :D

  206. brew808:

    "support another local restaurant"....???? Are you sure? I can't imagine any restaurant, especially a buffet, making any profit off of you or any Tsaiko (guy)!!! :shock: :lol: :shock:

    Sheesshhhh.... I had to add that last part to play safe..... :D

  207. bighilofan2:

    WB Dept of Safety,

    yu betcha. but i'm not gonna torch Jorge wit my 10 foot pole. :mrgreen:

    i no da type. :D da Huskies are Violaytahz! :lol: always tryin to suck up da choicest morselz. :shock:

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  208. bighilofan2:

    mama wonderin why I get da big smile on my face.

    she ask wat I stay doin in da corner. i tellin her i playin wit myself. :lol: stop....stop.. :mrgreen: ROTFLMAO PIMP

    Comedy is overrated. :lol:

  209. bighilofan2:

    how'm i doin wafan? :lol:

  210. Ralph:

    kapakahi do you lurk regularly....i notice you post regularly for up dates on recruits...

  211. WarriorMojo:

    basketball score?

  212. homey ℞:

    Ozzie Ozzie Ozzie, Oy Oy Oy

    Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi

    Ralph - The bet is that MBB will have a better record next season vs this season. Use winning pct. as the gauge. Since you did mention that the personnel will be the same then you should have no problem accepting the bet as is. I will go along with the 6#'s of BELLY PORK.

  213. homey ℞:

    Hey there curveball! Lefties rule!

  214. jm2375:

    Jason - I'm baaaaack. Playing chauffeur again. Took kid to bd party at Black Point (how come I don't have friends like that). Will leave to pick-up her soon, have dinner, then drop hubby off at da airport.

    Howzit bhf2, wafan and of course brew!!

    wafan - don't you ever cook? :D

  215. SteveM:

    Ralph -- kapakahi has been here since summer of 2007...posted regularly but infrequently until recently..

  216. bighilofan2:

    kapakahi alwayz askin fo da pointed intel.

    i stay tinkin to myself aussie oy too young for da compliance peep to have it all togedda wit da paypah wurk fo him to play right now. Aussie gotta wait 4 yrs befo can come Hawaii. drinkin age. sum kinna foolishness, anudda excuse, a new excuse :mrgreen:

    homey, i betcha 10#belly pork i'm right on dis one. :razz:
    or da luuzah buyz da shots next time. :lol:
    c'mon compliance peep recruiter (CPR), make me wrong. :lol:

  217. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    BHF2- You too funny brah! Beware of da smuggle pups! :lol:

    That makes me, Barrack Obama and lil' Slider amongst the south paw elites! ;)

  218. bighilofan2:

    did y'all see Quest Crew outta LA on MTV just now? awesome dance crew. their closing move was t h e B O M B!

    ST you wudda appreciated these guyz.

  219. bighilofan2:


    hiya sistah. how's da home front? hopin da best fo yu and yours.
    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  220. wafan:

    Burp. Excuse me!

    That was a good dinner. Lots of veggies! Yum!

    Brew, I think for $16 they make some good bills off of me. I only eat three plate loads (per arm). Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha!

    jmzipcode . . .

    Yep. I cook quite often. As a matter of fact I cook pretty well. The women I used to go out with never complained. I used to do French cuisine quite a bit but then I really like the old style plantation type cooking, too. Simple, tasty and filling.

    Would you like a sample of tomorrow night's dinner? I can mail it -- no extra charge for the green and black fuzzy stuff! Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

  221. bighilofan2:

    i just made rice. :mrgreen:

  222. wafan:

    bhf2 . . .

    The teacher is asking the student?!?!?! I am always in awe of your skills!

    In medieval terms, awe-full!!!

  223. wafan:

    bhf2 . . .

    If you have furikake with some soft tofu with grated ginger/shoyu/green onions then you already have dinner!

  224. wafan:

    You folks hear about the WA woman that beat a Level 3 sex offender with a baseball bat because he was talking with her daughter?

    She got sentenced to three months.

    The guy looked like he was caught in the middle of an Ali/Frazier bout. Dang.

  225. aloha:

    anybody know about the basketball 3 on 3 games at the UH. heard they had about 25 teams of football players and basketball players from the UH. Who was the 3 football player that won ????

  226. warriorfanny:

    Although, Chizzy and Green look good on paper, they have yet to play a down in warrior green or in D1A.
    That leaves LWJ who has yet to distinguish himself as a RB.
    Ditto for Huen who has power and quickness but turns slower than an aircraft carrier, and whom has yet to take his maiden voyage in D1A at any position.

    That leaves Kealoha alone as the only legit RB.

    But he needs to add weight and wont if he is ticketed at slot.

    Last year we lost three out of the blocks and Leon labored to get into shape.

    Also, is it safe to say that the two heralded JUCOs will actually be qualified by the time summer camp begins?

    You all know that song n dance.

    Finally, who will coach this position?
    Unless RBs learn techniques by osmosis.

    Should we be concerned?

  227. bighilofan2:

    Always wit da negative waves, Warriorfanny,
    Always wit da negative waves.
    heh heh heh

  228. bighilofan2:


    howzit. too funny yu 2.

    just jiiven yu. one of my fav movies was Kelly's Heroes, Don Sutherland the tank sargent viben da tank driver Moriarty wit da negative wave stuff.

  229. bighilofan2:

    i'm trying fo figure out who'll get the RB coach's job. lessee, we got Coach, 2 Lees, Lumpkin, Miano, Arande, BSmith, Rolovich, Stutz1, MSmith, Shaw, Tormey. 12.

    I'm guessin RLee, Lumpkin, BSmith, Rolovich, Shaw an Tormey will be on the Oside. Coach, CLee, Miano, Arande, Stutz, MSmith, Shaw on da D side. I'm gonna guess. Ron as the RB coach.

  230. Rob25:

    Thanks to midori7 for setting up the fun evening of darts last night!


    Koakane was found alive and well at Hoolaulea today. OK I called him this morning to make sure that he was alive. I figured after he was chugging pitchers :shock: last night, that he wouldn't wake up and then make it to pick up my haole brownie mix. :evil: So I took it upon myself to wake up and drag myself there. He said that he was going to sleep until noon, but then called later and he made it to upper campus. FYI, he found the darts...tossed them to his son when he got home last night.

    A-joe - You my friend are the "ringer" Watched you take everyone one out with your dart skills. Who's the girl now? :lol:

    Powderpuff - So glad to meet you and that you returned to rejoin us. What fun we had and thanks for the Sh** happens darts! I think they made a difference!

    Asports - Thanks for being my patnah...nevermind all the leadfoot comments...just throw the darts in the direction of the taunts.

    Koakane - I'm so glad that you found your lost "brother" (IWWTHM's friend Lloyd), but easy on the pitchers.

    Watching Men's VB...not looking good...cheer louder midori7!

  231. bighilofan2:


    howzit howzit. let me represent!

    you know Koakane is our low profile likker monitor.
    his specialty is da decadence plan. 10 yrs, and den his quits cold turkey. starting now. :mrgreen:

  232. al ™:

    it would be nice if we got more aussie softballers, wmbballers, too.

    do they play volleyball in australia?

  233. Rob25:

    BHF2 - Yeah, I'm glad he made it home okay. We had a nice conversation and lunch this afternoon. Got to see Holu Nape at KSBE Hoolaulea...too bad all the lines were so long. We didn't get a chance to sample the watercress stew...heard it was to die for.

  234. Jason:

    Watercress stew ... is that why Lyn replied to my e-mail and not Bulla? :-D

  235. Committed Road Warrior:

    UH Sports in action today: 0-3
    What does tomorrow hold?

  236. Garret:

    Welcome to the Warriors Alex Dunnachie!

    Wow, this sounds like an awesome find by the coaching staff! If he's anywhere as good as a certain Dallas Cowboy punter, the Warriors will have a real weapon for the next 4 years!

    I know that UH was hoping to get a walk-on punter (and I thought that ST mentioned a certain walk-on), but a punter of this potential is worthy of a scholarship. Plus, it is hard for a player from Australia to afford to walk on to UH...

  237. Garret:

    Vegas has been a lot of fun so far and it was great to spend the day with Momo and Mrs. Momo. My kids had been so looking forward to seeing their grandparents and they can't wait to see them tomorrow morning.

    Two buffets today mean that I'm actually still full even though dinner ended 4 hours ago. We ate at an Asian buffet today that was quite a bit away from the casinos and it was amazing...we will be back! Momo suggested it, though he didn't know the name of the place nor where it was located, but from what he remembered we were able to figure it out thanks to google.

  238. Garret:

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

    Dayton mother was arrested on charges of breast-feeding while driving her other kids to school. She was actually breast-feeding AND talking on her cell phone while driving! She says she did nothing wrong and won’t change her behavior. I just checked and this was on Esme's blog already, but I figure I should post it here anyway.

  239. Garret:

    Des Moines County is faced with a $1.7 mil deficit and they have come up with an idea to raise money that I’ve never heard of before…charging prison inmates for toilet paper!

  240. Garret:

    40% of US workers have dated an office colleague, with 31% of them going on to marriage.

  241. Garret:

    France passed a civil union law a decade ago, where it was expected that gay couples would benefit from the law…but now 92% of their civil unions are by heterosexual couple, many who now have marriage-like ceremonies. One reason why civil unions are preferred by many is that they can avoid a costly divorce proceeding if they break up. 1/6 of civil unions end when the couple gets married.

  242. Garret:

    Woman sued Disney for limiting the number of times that she could ride the Tower of Terror ride, saying that she needed repeated rides (dozens of times every Saturday) for therapy for her abdominal adhesions.

  243. Garret:

    Free play links pau.

  244. Garret:

    Getting a home game against Texas sure is going to make Wyoming a lot of money!

    Still more than six months away from one of the most anticipated games in school history, the Cowboys are already preparing to host perhaps their highest-profile visitor ever to War Memorial Stadium.

    And with online re-seller advertising tickets for as much as $349, anybody hoping to be there on Sept. 12 better do the same.

    "The thing is, we've sold I think about 350 new season tickets and about half of our season-ticket holders have purchased their additional allotment of tickets they could purchase. So it's going to be a ticket that's hard to get."

    But in this case, the opponent definitely does make a difference.

    "It's enormous for Wyoming," Burman said. "We call it a Million Dollar Day, that's our goal."

  245. d1島:

    Great evening all!

    Concur with most, sounds like a great find for a punter.

  246. Garret:

    By the way, Mack Brown has been extremely concerned about how Oklahoma passed Texas in the BCS standings even though Texas beat Oklahoma on a neutral field last season. He's brought in some of the BCS experts, even questioned some of the people behind the computer rankings.

    He was basically told that Oklahoma played a stronger nonconference schedule and that made a difference. No surprise there. The downside of that is that now Texas has been told that they need to schedule more upper-tier BCS conference teams for their nonconference, I wouldn't expect Wyoming (or teams in the WAC like UH) to get new games scheduled with Texas.

    Before, I think that Texas was a little afraid of, they make something like $5 mil per home game and UH isn't going to play 2 games in Texas for 1 game at Aloha Stadium (I think that was the deal that Wyoming took). However, now the problem is that Texas has basically been told that their strength of schedule and national championship hopes will be hurt if they schedule teams like UH.

    My prediction is that the game scheduled for Texas in the future (not counting the games they have already scheduled) will be like the UCLA and Ohio State games they scheduled in the past and future, plus one game with a D-IAA team they can buy a home game from, plus one game with a non-BCS conference team that gives them a 2-for-1 deal. Although they might have to cut out the 2-for-1 scheduling and add another BCS conference opponent like how they played a SEC team last year.

  247. d1島:

    Hard to imagine the 'pokes rushing to get those Texas tix...must be that "seeing a train wreck" kinda thing :roll:

  248. bighilofan2:

    Hiya Rob25,

    i give Koakane mulligans. he works with plenny kids an parents. he get reason fo look at da bottom ah da pikcha. :D plus, look em enuf times you start seein pretty faces. :lol:
    works for me :mrgreen:

  249. d1島:

    ...and now for a moment of national pride...Warrior Mojo-style...

  250. bighilofan2:

    hasta manana peoples. zzzzzzzzzz :D

  251. Garret:

    Texas' 2nd Junior Day is tomorrow. They already have 17 commits, so there are a lot of players attending that will not get an offer and will be told that they will only get an offer if a recruit in front of them turns them down. It is a nice way to pressure the top choices to commit, or move on if they waver.

    I'm glad that Mac is having a Junior Day this year, and he's timing it well with when it falls on the Spring Practice schedule. My only concern is that the Junior Day will be after so many other (even non-BCS conference schools) have had their days for 2010 recruits. I guess that is because UH's Spring Practice starts later than many other schools (due to not wanting Spring Break to interrupt it, like it does at other schools). I should just quiet down about this issue because I'm happy that UH will be having one.

    I honestly think that UH under Mac could be as dominant with local recruiting as Texas is with Texas recruits. Texas doesn't get everyone they want in Texas, but the Junior Days are a key force in finding out who is going to commit early and who may want to go, they can move on to the next recruit much earlier instead of having those recruits feel neglected while the top recruits with offers take their time. Plus, once some recruits start committing at a Junior Day, the other recruits feel like they need to commit early or risk losing a spot. The recruits also have unlimited contact with each other to try to keep their commits strong and not waver.

    I know that there is the other issue of teams coming in to poach UH commits. However, the bulk of the commits keep their commit...and UH wouldn't even have a chance at some recruits if it didn't offer early and do everything *legally* possible like Junior Days.

  252. jm2375:

    ahhh, bhf2 going sleep early so he can wake up da chikkens tomorrow morning. :lol:

  253. Committed Road Warrior:

    ahhh, bhf2 going sleep early so he can wake up da chikkens tomorrow morning. :lol:

    I tink he gonna do someting else wit da chikkens! :evil: :twisted:

  254. Garret:


    I think that Wyoming allows season ticket holders to buy extra tickets for each game. So, I wouldn't be surprised if some of those new season ticket holders have addresses in Texas...and have maxed out the number of extra seats they can get for the Texas game. In fact, I'd bet that certain ticket agencies in Texas are new Wyoming season-ticket holders! Reselling tickets is legal in matter what the markup.

    When the Final Four was in San Antonio, I entered the NCAA lottery for tickets and I won. I ended up needing to sell the pair of tickets because of a conference I had to go was entertaining to listen to each ticket agency bid against each other for those tickets! As a graduate student, that money sure came in handy.

  255. Ralph:

    HOMEY HOMEY the mbb team sits at 13-15 with tonight's lost, that's a 46 per cent winning percentage, "junk", to say they will have a better percentage is not saying a whole lot. 47 per cent is still a losing percentage but better than this season...come on Homey, 20 wins, be a super fan like Jason....

  256. d1島:


    I imagine you're spot on about those addresses.

    btw, can't wait to get to Vegas at the end of this month (woohoo, I can say it's THIS month now!)

  257. d1島:

    ...oh wait! Not quite able to say this month yet.
    too excited, I guess! :lol:

  258. Garret:


    I think that Wyoming should have limited the extra tickets that season-ticket holders (at least the new ones) could buy...they would have sold a lot more season-tickets that way and made much more money! The way things are now, the Texas ticket agencies (or fans) can buy one season ticket and then buy a bunch more tickets just for the Texas game.

  259. Garret:

    I wasn't going to say anything about what month it was...but I'm happy that you'll be in Vegas soon! My kids love it here, and Lori and I had extended time to gamble today because my parents spent quality time with my kids. They had fun and we had fun, such a great day!

  260. d1島:


    I bet their excuse might be, "Shoot pardner, do we look like rocket scientists?" :lol:

  261. d1島:

    speaking of TOP...

    You folks miss them by a week and I miss them by three. They are appearing at the Orleans next week.

    ...and we miss them in Vegas again in Sept. by one week. They'll be at South Point the week before the UNLV game :-(

    I saw them last January in Vegas with #2 son. It was their 40th anniversary tour. They were awesome; even my son had to admit he enjoyed their show.

  262. wafan:

    We are 1/6 of the way through 2009!

    Welcome to March all!!!

  263. al ™:

    the girl just got back from vegas, she said you gotta go see "jersey boys".

  264. al ™:

    another new weathercaster at kitv that you will enjoy watching.

    moanike'ala nabarro.

    i think tonight was her first gig. nice job. nice girl.

  265. d1島:


    That's a possibility when I get there with Mrs. d1島 in Sept
    Wea dey stay?

  266. Ralph:

    JMxxxx must be crooning in hog heaven....Hoyas beat #10 Villanova in mbb....

  267. al ™:

    at the palazzo.

  268. d1島:

    Got 'em.
    maybe a Tsaiko Tsing-a-long event in TSeptember?

  269. al ™:

    you mean mitch miller will be in town?

  270. d1島:



    Grip 'em and rip 'em, brah....

    Sherrrrreeeeeee, Sherrreee Babeee, Shee-eerrreee :-D

  271. al ™:

    stevie wonder on pbs now. still ripping it.

  272. d1島:

    He likes bean soup?

  273. homey ℞:

    Ralph - I said that I bet that the MBB team has a better record next season. That's the bet. If you no like bet then no bet. I'm just assuming that you think they will not improve since they will essentially have the same personnel.

  274. al ™:


    missed it again. tonight was "the hawaii '70 s night club reunion".
    maybe next year.

  275. SteveM:

    70's night club? I remember those years ;)

  276. homey ℞:

    al - missed her reporting. saw her at the end though.

  277. homey ℞:

    Somehow I can't picture SteveM at a nightclub scoping out the babes.

  278. al ™:


    this one

  279. al ™:

    boy do i remember those years.

  280. SteveM:

    homey -- you're right...only the ones on stage in 1970. I wasn't around in the mid-70's to get into bar fights at Al's places. But was driven to Norfolk clubs with a bunch of Filipino Coastie engineer chiefs weekly. That's why I say I missed half the 70's and part of the 80's music-wise. Missed the disco years... :|

  281. homey ℞:

    Old folks.

    SteveM - So you never enjoyed the tightness of Angel Flights?

  282. homey ℞:

    Old folks.

  283. jm2375:

    Nitey nite. Oyasumina-tsai. Hasta manana.

  284. homey ℞:

    Get you beauty rest...good night.

  285. SteveM:

    Thanks d1. I remember some of the places but not the groups. The clubs I used to go in Honolulu had stages, poles, and no darts. :| But I'm like (J)James...some instigators dragged me to those places...I would never go there on my own.

    Gotta go, Peaches is wondering what I'm typing,

  286. homey ℞:

    you = your

  287. homey ℞:

    SteveM - You went to Poland?

  288. homey ℞:

    300 on my own again.

  289. homey ℞:

    Halo 3 is on. Haven't seen that is ages!

  290. homey ℞:

    is = in

  291. homey ℞:

    Getting seasick...

  292. homey ℞:

    Good training for roller coaster rides.

  293. homey ℞:

    Bryant Moniz, good all around player.

  294. homey ℞:

    Water polo? Life jackets or play in the shallow section.

  295. al ™:

    i'm in

  296. homey ℞:

    When did parents stop naming their boys Ralph?

  297. homey ℞:

    Good, I'm ready to close my eyes and feel the room spin.

  298. al ™:

    in about six months we'll be tailgating again.

  299. homey ℞:

    Not a good day for UH sports teams.

  300. homey ℞:

    Yay! Can go rest now!

  301. homey ℞:

    t-gate in April.

  302. al ™:

    62 yrs ago....

  303. homey ℞:

    Good one al.

  304. al ™:

    forgot about the spring game.

    they should charge $3 per person and use the money to ensure that they never run out of soap and shampoo.

  305. al ™:

    it must be dinner time....i am getting hungry.

  306. homey ℞:

    ...or $5 and throw in conditioner.

  307. homey ℞:


  308. Kekoa:

    Nothing more goofy than coming on the blog when everyone is asleep...groan! Sleepwalking?

    Slinking off to bed...yawn!

  309. Frank25:

    Kekoa: dart master...whats going.... on time for bed hawaiian

  310. bighilofan2:

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    hiya Frank25. best wishes to da Hawaii gang in Kuwait/Iraq. everyday you gotta keep on your toes. and know summa us freezin our behineez off back home. It is cold cold cold. :D had to improvise last nite. opened da oven door and turned dat bugga on for 1/2 hour, warmed up da kitchen and living room, went to bed all toasty.. :mrgreen:
    gotta do what you must. adapt. improvize. succeed. :mrgreen:

  311. wafan:

    Good morning to everyone!

  312. wafan:

    Yay! March at last!!!

  313. wafan:

    bhf2 . . .

    Toasty tushy?


    Baked buns?

    How about

    Overeasy okole?

  314. wafan:

    More snow forecast for later this week. Hopefully it will not stick.

  315. wafan:

    Forgot about

    Roasted rump?

  316. bighilofan2:


    howzit howzit.

    check out ST's article this am on Alex Dunnachie. maybe, just maybe, this guy get enough palapala to make it in this year. i've learned to wear my glasses and keep 4 eyes on da compliance fuddy duddy.

    dis bradda Alex sure get enough oooomph fo kick da ball. btw, is Sang just spouting off for hisself and his program, or is this guy legit legit legit? sure sounds like it to me. :D the video is what impressed me. i was counting from da endzone and how many yard markers he was cranking em to. forward spin. backwards spin. after I said "showoff" i was tinkin "yeeeeee haaaa!!!"

  317. bighilofan2:


    you peekin?

    used to be turkey tail.

    its now pork roast :D

  318. bighilofan2:

    " in the nation [this year]?" thats alot of praise for da bradda, but he's not here yet. i'm pinchin myself.

  319. bighilofan2:


    once again you are da only man putting up articles about Warrior Football. you must be driving Jorge nutz. da HA brass too. i readin between da lines, an i maybe rite o rong. wanna know how I found your article this morning in the HA? I googled Alex Dunnachie and looked down the list. couldn't find it just by googling HA. den again, cud be me an my accent computah skillz. :D

  320. bighilofan2:

    also found dat Garrett wen post one nice one two. :D

  321. wafan:

    Where is everyone? Must have been a hard night! HA!

    Finally finished reading the HA paper. I like the new punter. Heck, even if he only gets 50 yards per punt he will definitely be a weapon for us! Just have to fine tune him to allow our guys to down the ball deep in their territory.

    I wonder how the returners will change their tactics once they get hit by a real rugby player. Ouch! That could hurt a little bit.

  322. wafan:

    Been searching for on-line tickets for a show in Vegas while there for the UNLV game. The Vegas shows do not have a calendar/schedule for September. Their calendars all stop in June. They must post no more than four months or so in advance.

    Exception is the Phantom. But their ticket prices are starting at $300+, and show only 12 seats remaining for 9/18. Unless I become ridiculously wealthy in the next day or two the Phantom show is definitely out.

  323. KapoleiWarrior:

    You're not missing much wafan. As a Phantomphile that has seen it over 20 times....the Vegas version of the play is the worst one I've ever seen. The venue and props are awesome but they really butcher the show to make it fit into their time constraints.

  324. bighilofan2:


    watching channel 542 LOGO 'Walk like a man' right now. da hype blurb says day profilin the 2 best gay rugby teams in the world.

    i keep pixin Jorge in my mind. da one WB Security Alert was about yestaday. maybe da Huskies gonna poach pinch summa da San Francisco Fog. :lol:

  325. wafan:

    I had the opportunity to meet Mrs. Yamashita last summer. Awesome woman. Awesome family. The two little girls are like beautiful dolls. She will be missed by a lot of people and will be remembered by a whole lot more.

    Mr. and Mrs. Yamashita met my sister and her husband when both couples adopted daughters in China. The Yamashita's went back a couple of years later and adpoted their second girl.

    Prayers to the Yamashita family. And, to Katie and Tori you have a very personal guardian angel.

  326. bighilofan2:


    an i thought i was a phantomopile. :D i just LOVED Sarah going off like dat. taught she was singing to me. :mrgreen: she just kept lookin at dat goofy. :D but da costumes wuz awesome awesome.

  327. wafan:

    KapoleiWarrior . . .

    Thanks for the feedback on the Phantom. Shucks, that was one I was looking at going to see until I saw the price. HA!

  328. bighilofan2:


    I wuz feeling bad dat da big palooka from Kapolei was going away. den we get dis awesome nationally talked about palooka coming dis way. so dis is my prediction: da Warriors gonna kick some serious butt in da next four years, we gonna keep feeling really good about our Coach and what he is doing in da program and upgrading the coaches and respecting his coaches and giving all the coaches a chance to shine and getting respect in their own rights, and we all gonna feel good about our Warriors, and being a part of the Warrior ohana.

    yep, too bad not all da good localz gonna be a part of all this to come.


  329. bighilofan2:

    A special shout out to da high school coaches who believe in Warrior Nation, pride and in bringing out and promoting the best for Hawaii.

  330. bighilofan2:

    special shoutout to Rich and his Speed and Quickness volunteers

  331. bighilofan2:

    gotta go make hay

    hi ho hi ho. peace and good vibes to y'all.

    G'day mayteez. may da team members up all dare games as day fixate on demselves. Play Hard. Study Harder! Saw dat on da bottom of da screen. I like dat one.


  332. KapoleiWarrior:

    Yeah..was too bad about Hasiak but I already knew we had zero chance of landing him. He's had mainland/PAC-10 on the brain for years now. I wish him the best in the future but I don't plan on following his career. Pretty much same as Teo or any of our other guys that choose to go away. I hope they do well, but my focus is on those who want to be WARRIORS.

  333. Pauoa's Finest:

    Alojahs Gang,

    Welcome to the Warrior Nation Alex Dunnachie!!! I envision you to be the next of the great aussie kicker/punters. Great find coaches, a naturally talented kicker can be a difference maker in games. Now that we have a guy that can boom the pigskin, is there someone inline who will take care of coaching the kicking duties. As much focus as we put on offense and defense; special teams is probably the most integral game changing unit on the field! Being able to pin opponents deep on punt coverage and not allowing returners to boogie with the ball is vital. This is something our Warrior boys have had trouble with in the past. I hope we will emphasize as much of our coaching efforts into Special Teams like we do on O and D!

  334. Pauoa's Finest:

    Congrats to Red Raider Nation Basketball Boys winning the Red Division Championship!

  335. Pauoa's Finest:

    The statement Coach Mack said about getting to a Bowl Game being the teams goal on a yearly basis should be rephrased. I'm glad he said that winning a Bowl Game every year is the goal! To me though I'm looking bigger picture, lets go out an dominate the WAC, bring home the Championship yearly without question, climb that stupid BCS ladder and sit atop the Top 25 teams in the nation like I know we can. Then when we return to the Sugar Bowls of the world, lay the smack down on the candy arse opponent!

  336. jm2375:

    Good morning Tsai-kos! Another Winnie-the-Pooh type of day.

    Pauoa's finest - if you are new, welcome to the blog, if not welcome back. Any relation to Pauoa Boy, whose been MIA lately?

  337. protector:

    I'm ecstatic that Coach Mac addressed the punting situation. That makes our special teams much less of a liability. That'll be worth at least a couple of games as well as enhanced field position throughout the year. Now if the new coaches can address the protection schemes and can stop the "bleeding" at OT, this coming season will truly be a pay-off & pay-back year!!

  338. jm2375:

    Saw this article on yahoo about non-profits and other institutions that can't touch their endowments due to state laws because the value was lower than the original amount used to establish it. Does this apply to Hawaii? Several universities on the Mainland, including some private schools, have this problem.

    The North Carolina Symphony has all the money it needs. But in this economy, the orchestra isn't allowed to touch it.

    The value of its endowment stands at nearly $6.9 million, a fund the symphony planned to tap this year to help pay its musicians and put on concerts. But because of the slump on Wall Street, the endowment is worth less than the original donations that created it. That means, under North Carolina law, that the money is off limits.

    It's a frustrating quandary for universities, orchestras and other nonprofit organizations in two dozen states. They have the money they need to save jobs, offer scholarships and put on a solid schedule of programs, but face state laws that keep them from using any of it.;_ylt=AvjbCcp6g30GwjgxRKyUvaRvzwcF

  339. koakane™:

    8) goodda morning everyone. just returning from da dark side because so much aloha from you'all. just had to follow the light and bingo I back.

    my late mahalo's to sista midori you can plan um girl much fun and more fun. also kelli I don't know everybody where ever we go. kudo's to my dart partnah,s rob25 and mahalo for dragging me up but fell back into the dark lattas again :D asports :lol: for keeping me in da game since no one like play with da women I volunteered and almost won all dem games (we rock).

    good to see kazz, twins cc and lefty, meet with Idkwthm and his running buddy, shout out to powder puff (no let jamie bother you he just loney-hello how you?)

    finally to my inu inu bruddah's stretch, ajoe and james we gotta get a life bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    well off again hope to not wonder again to the dark side be good, play nice and luv you guys.

  340. Kekoa (iPhone):

    Koakane ~
    Good to hear that you'll be able to contribute to the Wessai Chaptah's meeting at Nancy's today. Looking forward to your 'Testimonial' during the Bible study part of the agenda.

    Meeting starts at 3 PM, adjourns at 3:10 PM, and the bar opens promptly at 3:11 PM.

    Again, all Tsaiko's are encouraged to attend. Not for the faint of heart. (child birthing experience accepted). Had to add that disclaimer for the moms so dey no get hu hu wit us guys! Ok Aunty Rob25?

  341. Kekoa (iPhone):

    Pauoa's Finest must be a misnomer. We already have the alledged "Pauoa Boy" on board -representing what we know to be the *Finest!*

    Btw...we define 'fine' as being, Finer den Frog Hair!
    Please clarify your blog handle.

  342. 99club:

    Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Welcome to the Warriors Alex.

    That's great news picking up what sounds like a powerful kicker. Is this a new pipeline from Australia? "Hey, you'll be closer to home, mate!"

    The land of kim chee is only a little cold this morning...ahn young

  343. 99club:

    I seem to remember the WAC master schedule came out in the middle of March last year. One thing we can bet on is UNR in freeze-da-okole-to-da-seat November. Still, that'd be a trip worth taking.

  344. laser:

    Do they play Volleyball in Australia, you bet. And guess what, Alex Dunnachie is brilliant at it as well! By the way, you pronounce his surname D-NACK-EE. Good luck to the Warriors, great find is this guy!


    which emphasizing kicking, since he was 5.
    "We kick it end over end, back spin, spirals," Dunnachie said.
    As for choosing UH, Dunnachie said: "This place is paradise."
    UH has reserved one more scholarship.


    Alex Green and Chizzy Dimude join the team in May. Leon Wright-Jackson will be back for his senior season. And although Kealoha Pilares (slotback) and Jake Heun (rush end) are candidates to move to other positions,