Look who's sitting next to you

May 30th, 2009
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According to a study, nearly 1 in 3 O‘ahu adults attended a UH athletic event last year.

Demographic.......... O‘ahu adults .........UH game attendees past 12 months
Total O‘ahu adults.............703,420......................220,703
Men.........................................49 percent.................61 percent
Women...................................51 percent.................39 percent
18-34 years...........................29 percent.................33 percent
35-54 years...........................36 percent.................41 percent
55-older.................................35 percent.................26 percent
Median age...........................46.6 years.................42.7 years
Married...................................58 percent................55 percent
Children 18-younger in HH......44 percent..........52 percent
Median HH size...................3.8 people.................4.3 people
Some college........................31 percent................35 percent
College graduate.................27 percent................30 percent
White collar...........................31 percent.................35 percent
Blue collar.............................28 percent.................29 percent
Median HH income.............$68,200.....................$79,400
HH income ($75,000-plus)....45 percent.............54 percent
HH income ($100,000-plus)..25 percent............33 percent

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It's nice to hear reports that Tim Chang plans to return to UH to complete work on a bachelor's degree. Unfortunately, for now, he won't be able to help the Warriors. Coach Greg McMackin said he has filled the four spots for undergraduate assistants and two spots for graduate assistants.

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Congrats to Amber Kaufman, who won the high jump at the West Regional today. Here are pix of Kaufman working out at UH this past week:

k1

k2

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Wishing a speedy recovery to Robert Kekaula, who is undergoing a medical procedure today.

224 Responses to “Look who's sitting next to you”

  1. labratatouie:

    1st


  2. Stephen Tsai:

    Does the total 220,703 seem low?
    Well, that's because Kazz counts only once.


  3. Loa:

    morning gang!

    get well soon Robert


  4. Loa:

    Stephen - where did you get those numbers?
    very interesting, maybe need one ladies night special?


  5. Loa:

    ok, i'm off to homey land

    everyone have a nice rest of the weekend


  6. jm2375:

    Good morning Tsaikos! Hope everyone has a great weekend planned.

    Top 10!!

    Get well soon to RK.

    Puppy has decided that it's more fun to chew up the puppy pad. grrr...


  7. Stephen Tsai:

    Loa:
    The numbers were commissioned by non-UH people.


  8. warriorfanny2:

    dont believe so....d&fdakajc=sodexho, unless every person attending games in the past 12 mos were all unique and given the assumption there were no repeaters in the subclass.


  9. stacyj:

    Hello Tsaikos! Hope you are all having a great weekend. Just wanna wish RK a speedy recovery. Take care!


  10. whitey:

    top 10????


  11. whitey:

    Robert K, best wishes and a speedy recovery.


  12. GRM:

    Top 20!
    Speedy recovery RK. Sad story about my alma mater's football team jerseys. Don't punish the kids - please return them.


  13. FloridaTed:

    Those figures probably reflect just one visit each. Season ticket holders for football alone, plus Hawaii Bowl, come to approx. 400,000 already.

    But overall, that's not too bad at all, with lots of room for improvement. Facilities are coming around, now let's keep on improving the product and great times could be ahead, well, I choose to be positive.


  14. Jon:

    Nice looking site you have - are you having fun with it? It's interesting and well worth the time to visit.


  15. SteveM:

    Good morning everyone!

    Best wishes to RK!


  16. d1島:

    So....36% no mo' collar?


  17. d1島:

    Speedy recovery RK! :-)


  18. d1島:

    What % "nokea"?


  19. Stretch:

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    RK - best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    ST - with all those numbers, good thing we have Jason to break them down.


  20. d1島:

    Which % group is "Jon" in?


  21. GRM:

    From the last blog - student fees. If I remember correctly, in the early to mid 60's, we HAD to pay a student activity fee in order to get an ASUH Student ID. This ID was mandatory for students to get into any UH sponsored activity. How do they do it now? I don't remeber how much the fee was. I believe that the fees should be reinstated.


  22. d1島:

    What % go to the john?


  23. d1島:

    GRM,

    And what exactly dat Lolo going do with all those jerseys? Wear 'em to one grad party? Sell 'em in Hilo? :roll:


  24. d1島:

    So many ?'s...

    ...jus' killin' time 'til #2 son returns from OR today! :-D


  25. rock11:

    did you hear anything about tautofi from kaimuki transfering to kahuku?


  26. d1島:

    Stretch,

    Are there a lot of thirsty folks on the eastside of the Garden Isle today? :lol:


  27. Pauoa Boy:

    stacyj,
    howzit strangah long time no see... howz you been?


  28. Stephen Tsai:

    d1:
    My niece, Jacy Yoshimoto, also is returning from Linfield today. I wonder if they have the same travel plans.
    BTW, she's transferring to Occidental next year.


  29. Stephen Tsai:

    There are some other cool stats: 73 percent of adults who attended UH games last year bought shoes in 2008; of the general population, only 64 percent bought shoes in 2008.


  30. Stephen Tsai:

    I guess that means most UH fans don't want spilt beer to get on their feet.


  31. Stephen Tsai:

    And 74 percent of those who attended UH football game last year bought fast food in the past week. I wonder if concession food counts as fast food?


  32. d1島:

    Stephen,

    If she's arriving at 11:30, she must.

    I wonder who she'll be cheering for on Sept. 19? Linfield plays at Oxy...could be an important D3 game as far as playoffs are concerned at season's end.


  33. d1島:

    I wonder if concession food counts as fast food?

    Not if you go at halftime :roll:


  34. d1島:

    I could make a sign with "Jacy Yoshimoto" on it and hold it up in the baggage claim area...


  35. madeinhawaii:

    Wow... cannot afford season tickets on that kind of HH income. I think you barely get by no that.


  36. Stephen Tsai:

    Or help her with her bags. I imagine she's bringing back a lot of stuff if she's not returning.


  37. madeinhawaii:

    HEY! G'morning ALL!


  38. d1島:

    I wonder how much that age demographic breakdown changed after PPV?


  39. Stephen Tsai:

    I shouldn't have used her full name, but, hey, that's the only way I can get relatives to read the blog.


  40. Stretch:

    d1 - everything went all goodThursday night


  41. d1島:

    They tell me the best eating occurs in the last week of Spring Semester....all the kids are trying to wipe out their food supplies before they leave.


  42. d1島:

    well, you've got the power...

    maybe JC Yoshimoto?


  43. d1島:

    Stretch,

    :-)


  44. d1島:

    Hi mih,

    Just slightly ahead of your post! ;-)


  45. madeinhawaii:

    GRM...

    Yeah had fees back in the 70's then in the mid-seventies they went voluntary.. then they did away with it. BUT back then tuition was also $125 per semester or $12 a credit, or something like that. Oddly, the tuition has increased considerably, the school has grown as well as it's student body ... and it's state of disrepair as grown even more staggering.


  46. Dimmka:

    Огромное человеческое спасибочки !


  47. d1島:

    Mrs. d1島 says we gotta go. So....

    l8rs....


  48. madeinhawaii:

    psst...why is median age a percentage?


  49. HiFlyer:

    d1 - #16, 36% no moa shirt.

    RK - wishing you a speedy recovery.


  50. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer!:

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Prayers and good thoughts for RK!

    Most impressive qualification for Coach Dana imho:
    "Anybody who has a pulse will be driven to play hard for her."

    Welcome home, Jacy and young Mr. d1 :cool:

    jm2375- oh. Did I mention that it would be wise to invest in lots of chewey things for Kai? Goldens are chasers and chewers. Best thing is to get something he can chase and then chew :lol: Even as a sr. citizen, Sandy could devour a pig's ear in a minute.


  51. madeinhawaii:

    Do the faculty and staff at UH get special prices on athletic event tickets?
    If so, do the faculty and staff at the community colleges pay full fare? Or do they get special prices, as well?


  52. madeinhawaii:

    RK, we'll miss you till you get back... speedy recovery to you.


  53. madeinhawaii:

    ?Where'd everybody go?

    Aiyah!... I forgot to brush my teeth and chased everybody away!

    ...
    ..
    .
    Sorry...


  54. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer!:

    mih- I was over at Extremeskins talking Colt with an open-minded Flacco admirer.


  55. eatmochihaole:

    dana will lead the wahine to the tourney #8 seed im calling it


  56. whitey:

    PB, good to see you posting. Take care and look forward to seeing you at one of the games.


  57. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer!:

    Pauoa Boy- God Bless! Keep love in your heart!


  58. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Good Morning Gangeez! :)

    Get well soon Bruddah Rob! Prayers for you!


  59. Kazz (blkberry_storm):

    64% of all polls tend to be somewhat accurate 84% of the time...

    Or something like that... :lol:


  60. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    I agree wif da mochi eatin haole.


  61. al:

    take care big guy.
    our prayers to you.


  62. jm2375:

    liz - he's got plenty of toys, but seems very interested in the puppy pad, so we're back to using newspaper. Gotta be judicious with the paper, I only subscribe to the Fri-Sun plan and since Sat is soooooo small... :???:


  63. al:

    #55

    last night i had the pleasure of eating some chocolate/crunchy peanut butter filled mochi from maui. it was broke mout' ono.

    i think its called "maui specialty chocolates ".


  64. SteveM:

    jm2375 -- don't you get a MidWeek too? :)

    Hmmm...what happens in 8 days?


  65. Kazz (blkberry_storm):

    GRM:

    May 30th, 2009 at 8:46 am

    Top 20!
    Speedy recovery RK. Sad story about my alma mater's football team jerseys. Don't punish the kids - please return them.

    Saw that on the news and it disgusting and disturbing.

    What's equally bad is that they revealed their entire athletic budget is only 10,000.

    With braddah Lingle having to "find" $180,000,000.00 in a month or so you just know da b***h is gonna drain the public education kala again. :sad:


  66. al:

    jm2222

    sounds like you are having a lot of fun with your baby.
    also, sounds like he'll take over your house soon.
    be the boss or he will.
    sort of like spouse training.


  67. Kazz (blkberry_storm):

    Da Punchbowl Kid:

    May 30th, 2009 at 10:41 am

    I agree wif da mochi eatin haole.

    DPK,

    I think that person is refering to placing 8th in the WAC tourney.


  68. al:

    i get midweek and don't read it.
    i just go for the middle section where got the restaurant ads.


  69. al:

    kazz...no worry dpk hasn't taken his meds yet.


  70. al:

    d1....bring "ichi" on wednesday.


  71. roysan16:

    Look who's sitting next to you

    I enjoy rooting for the UH football team. And look forward to watching the game, mostly at bars that televised the games, with people sitting next to me that give insightful commentary. These people, although strangers, are a pleasure to sit next to--they'll point out the illegal procedures, blocks in the back, holding calls etc--and sometimes faster than the TV announcer. They'll point out how the, "OL getting beat". Or,"here comes a blitz". "Watch the draw play". They'll add commentary, all of which I'm taking in--and it's a pleasurable time. What you hear from these types are no blanket statements. Or curses. Or diatribes, like, "the coach sucks", "OL coach sucks", the "QB sucks". And on and on and on.

    Then on the other side of the coin sometimes you'd be sitting next to someone that's a rotten mango (hhmm..whose coined phrase is this? ...hint: "dey yo go")...and it's such a misery to listen to them. They'll say the most egregious things about the players, coaches and refs etc. Maybe they have money riding on the game, I don't know. But I just watch how they lose their inhibition..and all the ones sitting next them suffer. Just listening to them it's just like incessant bark throughout the game.

    Has anyone else noticed the type of fan you sit around at games? And which ones you can detect as being the pleasurable types?


  72. Jason:

    My prayers for a speedy recovery for RK.

    Students at UH still have mandatory fees to pay, including a Student Activity Fee, but no athletics fee. Here are the fees from Spring 2009 (contrast to Fall 2005 numbers in parentheses):

    Studnt Govt UG Fee: $5.00 (same)
    Studnt Brdcst Media Fee: $3.00 (same)
    Studnt Ctr Ops & Rec Fee: $97.00 (40.00)
    Studnt Ctr Prog Fee: $15.00 (same)
    Studnt Health Ctr Fee: $28.00 ($17.50)
    Studnt Publication Fee: $13.00 (same)
    Studnt Activity Fee SAPFB: $2.70 (same)
    Tui Res UG: $2,976.00 ($1,752.00)


  73. FloridaTed:

    Just increase the student activity fee.


  74. Jason:

    FloridaTed: I don't think the UHAD is eligible for SAPFB funds:

    http://www.hawaii.edu/sapfb/


  75. roysan16:

    http://www.goducks.com/fls/500/track/0809/regional/index.htm?&SPSID=4364&SPID=243&DB_OEM_ID=500

    UH women high jumpers take 1 and 5 in West Regionals


  76. jm2375:

    SteveM - yeah, doesn't everyone get Midweek? But it's not like when our last dog was a puppy and I was subscribing to both papers daily. Once Brand X went to morning delivery, that one got cancelled, and then HA hiked the subscription prices, so only weekends for me...

    al - he's hilarious at times. It's only been a couple of days, so we'll see. He's a little escape artist.

    jason - what's SAPFB?

    when I worked at UH in the 90's, there were faculty/staff season tixs. We had pretty good seats too - Orange H (mauka 25-30 yd line?) Of course, that was before HF and Dobelle...


  77. roysan16:

    =================================================================================
    Finals
    1 Amber Kaufman JR Hawaii-Manoa 1.87mR 6-01.50 10
    1.70 1.74 1.78 1.81 1.84 1.87 1.90
    O O O O O O XXX
    2 Elizabeth Patterson JR Arizona 1.84m 6-00.50 8
    1.70 1.74 1.78 1.81 1.84 1.87 1.90
    PPP O O PPP O PPP XXX
    3 Lauren Collins JR Irvine 1.84m 6-00.50 6
    1.70 1.74 1.78 1.81 1.84 1.87 1.90
    O O XO O XXO XPP XX
    4 Ada Robinson FR Brigham Young 1.78m 5-10.00 5
    1.70 1.74 1.78 1.81
    XO XXO XXO XXX
    5 Emily Sheppard SR Hawaii-Manoa 1.74m 5-08.50 3
    1.70 1.74 1.78
    O O XXX


  78. Jason:

    jm2375: Student Activity and Program Fee Board. Is it so hard to click on the link and read? :-P

    That reminds me, faculty/staff do have season tickets for football:

    http://www.hawaiiathletics.com/documents/2009/2/10/2009-fb.pdf?id=396


  79. Garret:

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery for Robert Kekaula.


  80. Garret:

    Susan Boyle came in second in the finale of Britain’s Got Talent tonight.


  81. Garret:

    This is the dance group that beat her in the finale...they did do an awesome job.


  82. al:

    congrats amber and emily.


  83. jm2375:

    Congrats to the Wahine!! Way to represent!!


  84. Ralph:

    wishing Robert a speedy recovery!


  85. wafan:

    Health to RK!


  86. roysan16:

    http://blogs.ajc.com/barnhart-college-football/2009/05/29/sec-headed-to-a-big-payday-in-2010/

    This is interesting. What it means is that traditional the Rose Bowl matchups are between the PAC-10 and BIG 10 champions, but say one of those teams qualify for the BCS championship game then that opening will be automatically filled by a Coalition (non-BCS conference) team if one has qualified. This is great for UH, and for the fans of all the non-BCS conferences. If the veracity of what this author pointed out is correct then starting after the 2010 season--it gives UH hope of someday playing in the Rose Bowl (best news I've read in a long time).

    Utah, Boise State to the Rose Bowl? It could happen soon: Over the course of the week I found out that there is an interesting little nugget in the new BCS contract with ESPN, which will begin after the 2010 regular season.

    In past contracts if the Rose Bowl lost one of its traditional partners, the Big Ten or Pac-10 champ, to the BCS championship game, it could simply fill with another Big Ten or Pac-10 team that qualified. That’s how a 9-3 Illinois team got to Pasadena two years ago.

    But in the new contract, I’m told, there is an interesting clause: The first time in the deal that the Rose loses one of its champions to the BCS title game, that opening will be automatically filled by a Coalition (non-BCS conference) team if one has qualified.

    For example: Let’s say Southern Cal wins the Pac-10 and qualifies for the BCS championship game in 2010. And let’s say Utah or Boise State goes undefeated again the wins the Mountain West or WAC. That team, if it doesn’t get into the big game, would automatically go to the Rose, where no Coalition team has played before.

    What’s the significance of this, you ask? It is another way that the BCS is increasing access of the five Coalition conferences to all of the games in system. Should the BCS get sued and hauled back before Congress, it is another way it can counter the claim that the Coalition schools don’t have enough access.


  87. madeinhawaii:

    Studnt Ctr Ops & Rec Fee: $97.00 (40.00) <-- whoa.. 57 dollar jump. What is the REC for? Recordation or Recreation? If the latter, what kind?


  88. chawan_cut:

    i wonder how many times i got counted for that survey
    how'd they figure all that out anyways? i don't remember getting asked any questions an any games. or is it like those statistics things where they take a sample and multiply.


  89. MeiLing:

    Speedy recovery, Robert K.

    Congrats to Amber Kaufman!

    Might bring a couple of friends to CC on Wednesday if they like experience da food. More visitors from AZ. Jus' helping out the tourism industry... I had 4 of my (female) friends come w/ me to a MBB game last season; all visitors ~ are they not counted?

    Off to da store...making corn chowder. Esme & out...


  90. Jason:

    There are plans to renovate Campus Center.

    http://www.hawaii.edu/campuscenter/renovation/index.html

    And here's an article that explains some of the fees:

    http://media.www.kaleo.org/media/storage/paper872/news/2009/05/04/News/Tuition.Fees.On.The.Rise-3735638.shtml


  91. Jason:

    chawan_cut: I think it's one of jm2375's studies. Thus, no validity. (Just kidding!)


  92. jm2375:

    Jason - what your mouth young one or I will sic da puppy on you!


  93. jm2375:

    oops - what = watch


  94. madeinhawaii:

    hmmm got two text messages saying "Honolulu Federal Employees ...Notice... Unusual activity... call us now at (888)-865-3132

    Problem is.. I got no Honolulu FCU account..
    Dang scammers costing me 15 cents per text message.. grrr...


  95. madeinhawaii:

    And I'm on that "Do not call list." Just another thing set up by Bush that doesn't work...


  96. madeinhawaii:

    Apparently being sent from honolulu@atmail12.tmomail.net

    Another one right after that... this time... (888)814-5706.
    Scamming over the phonelines, Isn't this like a Federal Offense?


  97. madeinhawaii:

    Okay I'm done venting... thanks...

    Chawan_cut...
    They counted you just once. Same goes for the rest of your octopulet siblings.


  98. Stephen Tsai:

    MIH:
    No credible company is going to notify you by text.


  99. madeinhawaii:

    ST,

    I agree... but they keep doing it so there must be a good number of people who get fooled and lose their life savings. The penalty for scamming people of their life's savings should be the same as murder in the 1st degree. Identity theft should be somewhere close to that too.. grr.


  100. Garret:

    They counted you just once. Same goes for the rest of your octopulet siblings.

    Then he could be in the Octo Mom's reality TV show.


  101. madeinhawaii:

    Okay I reported both numbers to Honolulu FCU... it's in their hands now.


  102. madeinhawaii:

    Yeah Jason! Shame on you...

    Sheesh.. impying that JM2375 studies... harmph..

    I got your back JM.


  103. SteveM:

    m2375:
    May 30th, 2009 at 12:00 pm
    SteveM - yeah, doesn't everyone get Midweek? But it's not like when our last dog was a puppy and I was subscribing to both papers daily. Once Brand X went to morning delivery, that one got cancelled, and then HA hiked the subscription prices, so only weekends for me..... :| This might just be the tip of the iceberg as the newsprint medium collapses. Impacts the fish wrapping and barbeques too--how do you start a charcoal fire without petroleum products or electricity...?


  104. wafan:

    104


  105. wafan:

    105


  106. Garret:

    I look forward to reading reports from those that attended the PIAA combine this morning. Doris does an amazing job and the event will provide visibility to so many local athletes!


  107. madeinhawaii:

    Roysan.

    That Rosebowl contract looks okay on paper.. but in reality, how often will teams go undefeated and qualify? Last season two teams, Utah went, Boise did not. The two seasons before only one team each, Boise then Hawaii. Both went to some other BCS bowl. Undefeated seasons are usually rare.


  108. Garret:

    Article about how Pisa is a better fit with the Bears than the Rams.

    There’s good reason Angelo addressed the signing of Tinoisamoa with a hint of caution. Even though the University of Hawaii product is well-known for emptying the bucket every second he’s on the field and has been a very productive player for the most part, the new regime in St. Louis thought it would be better off without him, after watching him get so frequently overpowered by bigger blockers while playing on the weak side last season. Even though Tinoisamoa is listed at 6-1, 240, he played last year in the 220-pound range, and new Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo appears determined to secure bigger, stronger defenders moving forward.

    In the Bears’ defense, though, there is much more of an emphasis on speed and mobility than on size, and Tinoisamoa, who was strongly considered by three other teams in addition to the Bears (New England, Buffalo and Philadelphia), could be a solid high-energy addition — provided he can stay healthy.


  109. Garret:

    Looks like Pisa lost weight and improved his play last season through a lot of hard work and dedication. That was probably a factor in his remaining healthy all of last season.

    Tinoisamoa’s health is worth noting. He missed five games in 2006 with five different injuries that ultimately landed him on injured reserve, and he played in only nine games in ’07 before going on injured reserve with knee problems. Last offseason he made a commitment to eating better and working out harder, and he entered the season feeling more comfortable at a reduced weight.

    During the season he made a concerted effort to keep his hips down when tackling and not use his shoulders as much. He also didn’t flail around as much, trying to make out-of-control, one-armed tackles, and there were occasions — most notably the Rams’ upset victory over Washington — when he was a true difference maker, but apparently not enough of one to remain with the Rams.


  110. Garret:

    madeinhawaii,

    Like I said when I posted that article yesterday, I think that the clause in the contract will be great for some MWC or WAC team. Every year since they changed the BCS rules there has been a MWC or WAC team in a BCS game. If that trend continues, on January 1, 2011 that team will play in the Rose Bowl and their fans will know that is the BCS game they will be in.

    I remember how we didn't know if the Warriors would be chosen for the Sugar Bowl, Rose Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, or Orange Bowl after the 2007 season. I actually had hotel reservations for the Sugar and Rose Bowls and had a lot of choices ready for the Fiesta Bowl. It is awesome that for that year the fans will know that they will be going to the Rose Bowl.


  111. Committed Road Warrior:

    roysan16:

    In regards to your post #86, would said potential change with the Rose Bowl take affect this upcoming game (January 1, 2010), or the following one (January 1, 2011)?


  112. Garret:

    Of course, a Pac-10 or Big 10 team has to be in the national title game for the Rose Bowl to open up...but that is likely. If not, we'll have to wait until after the 2011 season.


  113. chawan_cut:

    MIH,
    no crazy octo mom for me.


  114. Garret:

    CRW,

    The earliest that could happen is after the 2010 season.


  115. Committed Road Warrior:

    Thanks, Garret.


  116. madeinhawaii:

    Garret,

    But will that in turn eliminate another non-BCS team from getting into a different bowl, altogether? So that in the end, only one non-BCS team can qualify?


  117. el guapo:

    roysan16:

    May 30th, 2009 at 1:01 pm
    http://blogs.ajc.com/barnhart-college-football/2009/05/29/sec-headed-to-a-big-payday-in-2010/

    For example: Let’s say Southern Cal wins the Pac-10 and qualifies for the BCS championship game in 2010. And let’s say Utah or Boise State goes undefeated again the wins the Mountain West or WAC. That team, if it doesn’t get into the big game, would automatically go to the Rose, where no Coalition team has played before.

    Roysan, that is not a good example. Should be "UH goes undefeated.." not Utah or Boise ;)


  118. Garret:

    madeinhawaii,

    Only 1 non-BCS conference team gets to be an automatically qualifier for a BCS bowl. For that year, they will go to the Rose Bowl.


  119. Garret:

    el guapo,

    My discussion in yesterday's blog that went over the issue used UH in the example. It would be awesome to have the Warriors in the Rose Bowl!


  120. Stephen Tsai:

    MIH:
    Trouble with punishing an identity thief is, well, how do you know you've got the right guy?


  121. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    # Kazz (blkberry_storm):
    May 30th, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Da Punchbowl Kid:

    May 30th, 2009 at 10:41 am

    I agree wif da mochi eatin haole.

    DPK,

    I think that person is refering to placing 8th in the WAC tourney.
    __________________________________________________________

    If that's the case I stand corrected, Kazz. I guess I shoulda read the fine print. That's what I get for trusting a mochi eatin' haole. My real predict is 8th seed for the regional.


  122. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Regarding post #120... How do we know that's really you Tsai? Say somethin' only Tsai would know...


  123. el guapo:

    Garret,

    It would most definitely be awesome, I have a place to stay about a mile from the stadium. And you get to go back and visit where you used to live and work.


  124. warriorfanny2:

    look whose playing back-up uke to Arlo Guthrie, Waimanalo Blues, circa '94.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgZqxdjXutA&NR=1


  125. madeinhawaii:

    ST,

    Gotta catch them receiving the goods. That's what happened in my case. Luckily, I found out about the theft of one of CC IDs when trying to register the very card on PayPal. I couldn't register it because it had already been registered under another user name. Fortunately, the goods that the thief had ordered were still on their way from England to an address in CA and due to arrive in two days.


  126. madeinhawaii:

    Garret,

    So in essense, it is still just one Non-BCS team that can qualify to participate in one of the BCS bowls. Then, I don't see how that would help the BCS's argument to preserve the BCS system as is.


  127. Ralph:

    SDST beats Fresno state for their first regional win since 1990. FSU goes 0-2...bad news for the WAC with one rep going out so easily.


  128. Diogenes Sinope:

    Aloha Tsaikos:

    RK - get well soon!
    AmberK - congratulations!

    STEVEM: Does reading the blog from SKagway count? The town is First Nation meaning "windy place". It is, and very cold!


  129. d1島:

    al,

    Not sure if can make it for cc on Wed.

    btw, #2 son was ono for Korean so.....

    heheheh


  130. Ralph:

    alabama's SB team is made up of 9 out of state starters.. Alabama is ranked 4th nationally. I wonder what Coolen's recruiting budget is this upcoming year...I hope he doesn't always go to the same tournaments and visits the same club teams he has over the last 16 seasons...


  131. madeinhawaii:

    Hawai'i's Amber Kaufman won the high jump today at the NCAA Division I Track & Field West Regional at the University of Oregon in Eugene, qualifying for her second consecutive NCAA Outdoor Championships.

    -- breaking news

    Congrats to Amber...


  132. Ralph:

    Jake Ingram's sibling at UH....Luke incoming fb player, sister Danielle is on the water polo team..


  133. Ralph:

    Ricketts throws harder than a lot of the world series pitchers, so it must be location, location and more location and mixing of pitches. Alabama's ace comes in between 58-62


  134. al:

    your breaking news was broke eh?
    that was reported 5 hours ago


  135. al:

    its not about how fast you can throw the ball.
    its about control/location.
    changing speeds,
    changing the level of the batters eyes
    ball movement, preferably late movement. (uncle charlie, cutter, slider)
    unpredictability

    maddux, glavine, moyer, et al.

    sure if you can have all that and 95+ it helps. but, conversely if you toss 95+ down the pipe the good guys will bash you.


  136. Ralph:

    Al softball....risers, curve, screwball, change


  137. BigWave96744:

    Aloha Folks..
    On this Day:
    1879 – Madison Square Garden is opened to the public
    1911 - 1st Indianapolis 500 is run

    The World Lost:
    1431 – 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake

    The World Gained:
    1908 – Mel "What's Up Doc" Blanc - Voice behind Hanna-Barbera Cartoons
    1943 – Gale "The Kansas Comet' Sayers
    1955 – Jake "The Snake" Roberts,
    1972 – Manny "Is it wrong for a grown man to take Female Hormones "Ramírez


  138. Ralph:

    UH baseballers though throw in the mid eighties...their location was in the power wheel and to close to down the pipe in the latter part of the season...not overpowering, they got to learn to pitch- yup, location, location with control...


  139. warriorfanny2:

    Stephen Strasburg, San diego state's all-america and #1 projected in the draft, throws at least 4 or piches per game in 3 digits (100.0 +). He lost to Virginia, 15 KO's in 7 innings, but was touched for 8 hits and yielded 2 runs in a 4-2 loss. It was the first loss for Strasburg, 13-1.

    If u watched the Alabama pitcher, she kept the ball low and away, threw a screw ball and was called 5 times for stepping out of the pitchers lane (ball count penalty).
    She does that to give her ball an angle.
    Location and mix are important and if u have a fastball, u become difficult to hit.
    The Alabama pit had great control.


  140. BigWave96744:

    Hey Big Guy,
    The Wave Ohana sends out our prayers to you.
    Hope you are have a good evening...


  141. warriorfanny2:

    A fast team can bunt on Ricketts....she is not quick to the ball.....let it go at that.
    Softball is 60' betw the bags and a lefthander can bunt on the run and reach 1st in 3.0 or under.


  142. Ralph:

    UH hasn't had a slap hitter for a very long time...Milca batted first, no speed, did well as a hitter but UH needed speed up front to set the table for the 3,4, and 5 hitters. Milca would have been ideal at 3 or 4 in tandem with Taualii and maybe Warwick at 5. Warwick was preseason POY candidate, unfortunately she didn't have a good hitting season.


  143. Ralph:

    Alabama softball coach advice to his batters...be aggressive early, don't be stupid late...UH baseball should follow his advice, Kolten was the only aggressive one, too many hitters let a good pitch go for a strike. After the first 2 or 3 batters the hitters should know what the pitcher will be bringing to the plate...


  144. warriorfanny2:

    I havent seen a Bob Coolen team w speed....and that is too bad. do the math--takes 1.4 from glove-to-glove on a typical groundball inside the bag diamond. That doesnt count ball-off-bat-to-glove....softball is made for speed cuz of the distance, bag-bag.


  145. Ralph:

    Arizona State softball coach- four years on the job, four straight years in the college softball world series and they won it all in 2008. he has a .822 winning percentage... JD find us some good coaches...don't be satisfied with a winning percentage of 53% or under 60% in any sports...


  146. Ralph:

    maybe joyce antonio was the last slap hitter leading off for UH back in the days....now she schedules tournament for UH...


  147. warriorfanny2:

    As Kolt gains more confidence Im sure his dad will want him to be more selective. But, yes, these arent major league pitchers in college and they do want to get ahead on the count and will likely grove the first pitch.... Fresno State's Tom Mendonca was a first team all-america and had 33 bbs and 60 KOs, compare to Kolt--25 BBs and 23 KOs.
    Anytime your BB to KO ratio is 1.0 or > it is spectacular.
    Kolt had more ABs too. Incredible stat for anyone, let alone a frosh.
    Im thinking his eyes-hand coordination are exceptional and if he can work the count to his favor, Kolt will be sitting on his pitches and will be making big hits more often. that means hands out front and bathead square to ball. In golf we talk about ball striking--bathead square to ball is excellent ball strike.


  148. roysan16:

    The rarity of going undefeated..not for Boise (IMO).

    In the WAC since the composition of the players on most of the teams in the league are mostly 2-3 star types-- this is a constant--the teams that creates separation and loads up with a higher echelon of talent while every else is playing with lower echelon of talent has a greater chance of going undefeated. Boise and Wahine VB are a fine example of this. Since there's a disparity of competition in the league a team running the table in the WAC and having some creative out of conference games scheduled has a greater chance of going undefeated is not a rarity as people think--or how coaches let on. Sure there's always the concern for a few good bounces and key players not getting injured. But people throw around the term like it such a rarity to go undefeated--but in the WAC I don't think so, especially for Boise. Because, frankly, everyone else is weaker than they are.

    It's not to say I'm pooping the Warriors but reality reigns.

    If fact, I wish I could talk to a football handicapper, you know the ones who make the spreads on the games, and ask them what odds they'd lay on Boise going undefeated during the coming season. I can't see it being very high, maybe 15 to 1 or so. Even lesser I'm thinking. So extrapolating from this the rarity of going undefeated is somewhat uneventful for Boise and more of an obscurity for the rest of the teams in the WAC.

    But hey...if what I write makes the players angered...then who's the smarter.


  149. wafan:

    149


  150. wafan:

    No report of the PIAA event?


  151. wafan:

    Kekoa . . .

    How was the large Baldwin's li hing strawberry shave ice with a scoop of ice cream and azuki beans?


  152. Stephen Tsai:

    Wes Nakama is covering the PIAA event.


  153. Stephen Tsai:

    You know, a blog is really efficient when the readers actually go to events, like PIAA, and then report back to the host and Mainland readers.


  154. HiFlyer:

    154


  155. PIAA DS:

    Aloha everyone. Got a phone call telling me to fill in the tsaikos!

    The PIAA combine was a great success. 275 athletes arrived ready to go.
    The results are up and can be viewed right now in pdf form. Im exhausted and wont post pics and in other formats probably till tomorrow. If I wake up....and I have to do this all over again next week.

    Darnell Arceneaux and Eddie Klaneski did a great job in their 8th year running the field for me and Mahalo to everyone who came out to help out, what an astounding success. The athletes were able to walk out with their results in hand.

    Kekoa - YUMMMMMMM...thanks for the malasadas! Hit the spot! One of the QBs wanted one but he was getting ready to go run the 40, so I saved him one for later!

    go to http://www.pacificathleticalliance.com for the results!


  156. warriorfanny2:

    JAGr: 120=sodexHO


  157. BG:

    Doris

    Thanks for the news! Bet the number of hits on your website will soar tonight! LOL


  158. warriorfanny2:

    There is only only one Troy, Waikiki, Friday Night Live.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV9xX43UUkU&feature=related


  159. BG:

    Hadn't seen Amber jump before...Congratulations Amber! And thanks for the pics ST.

    Just from the pics, it looks like Amber could do a bit better if she could tilt her head backwards like she's trying to look at the pit. By looking down her front, she blocks her back from arching and helping counter balance her legs when she lifts them over the bar. Might add a couple more inches to her jump.


  160. whitey:

    Congratulations to Amber Kaufman.


  161. jm2375:

    Howzit errybody!

    Just got home from taking da keed shopping and then to watch her friends play vb. Went to Walgreens Kailua to get a few things. Surprised to find that the store is 24 hrs, the pharmacy is not. Grand opening tomorrow morning.

    Off-topic - sorry to see the news that the Super Ferry has filed for bankruptcy.


  162. BG:

    Kinda funny story...back in the day, there was a season when KHS was constructing their athletic plant (football, track, etc) and their track team came down to Moanalua's track. Towards the end of the session, I was working with some of the MoHS kids on the high jump. Noticed a couple of KHS young ladies sitting near the HJ pit an doing nothing. I asked them if they wanted to try high jumping. They smiled and said yes. I think they were glad to keep busy. When they stood up, the first thing I noticed was that they were a whole lot taller than me! One was definitely over 6'. I gave them each a large metal slug to use as a marker and a felt pen to put their initials on it. Showed them how to set up their steps and approach to the bar. But, before they could jump, the whistle blew and it was time for them to get on the bus. They politely thanked me and were leaving when I asked their names. The tall one said, "Lilly". DONG I finally realized who I had been workin with! Sure enough, I picked up the markers they had left behind...one had "LK" on it.


  163. Garret:

    Article discussing who could be Miami's #1 WR mentions Bess.

    Davone Bess? Quick, tough and reliable, he is improving in impressive bursts. But Bess will never have elite speed nor elite size, and he also is not guaranteed a roster spot.


  164. Garret:

    Doris,

    Thank you very much for your report on the combine! I've been to your website several times already today...


  165. Garret:

    It would most definitely be awesome, I have a place to stay about a mile from the stadium. And you get to go back and visit where you used to live and work.

    el guapo,

    My friends that visited us last weekend live less than a mile from the Rose Bowl and I could have my whole family stay at their home plus some other Tsaikos. I have other friends that work at JPL (like the husband of that couple) that live nearby, so there are a lot of options for housing others. I used to jog around the Rose Bowl when I lived nearby and I was an undergraduate student working over the summer for JPL without a car...I've been to several events at the Rose Bowl and would love to see UH play there!


  166. Garret:

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

    For the first time in the company’s history, spending on Visa debit cards has exceeded spending on Visa credit cards. Debit transactions were 70% of Visa’s transactions during the period. Consumers are increasingly preferring debit cards at places where cash and checks were the preferred way to pay.


  167. Garret:

    Emily was the most popular baby girl name in the US for 12 years, but Emma ended the streak in 2008. Jacob was the most popular baby boy name in the US last year, the 10th straight year. Barack and Miley moved up the charts, with Barack jumping a record 10,126 spots.


  168. Garret:

    I think that it is great that starting July 4 people will get to walk up their stairs to get to the crown of the Statue of Liberty.


  169. Garret:

    It is shameful that the Members of Parliment in the UK have been abusing the system and getting repayments (and overcharging for things) for regular expenses. Because renovating their home is paid for by the taxpayers, some shameless elected officials have run a property racket–buying homes, spending taxpayer money to renovate them, and then selling the homes for big profits.


  170. Garret:

    Dry Fly Distilling (in Spokane) got volunteers on Saturdays who work 3-hour shifts bottling and packing their products for shipping. The volunteers are not paid, but they get a free lunch and 3 or 4 small shots of gin or vodka. They don't advertise this at all but they get a LOT of volunteers to show up for some reason...they now have to use a sign-up list, and they filled their volunteer needs for this year already.


  171. Garret:

    Free play links pau.


  172. Garret:

    Note to Kazz: You can update your BlackBerry Storm operating system and applications starting at 9am tomorrow morning.


  173. Anuttka:

    Отлично написано! Буду много думать…


  174. d1島:

    Wow...longest baseball game in NCAA history as Texas beats BC in the 25th inning, 3-2.

    http://tinyurl.com/mhq3b5


  175. HiFlyer:

    d1 - wish we had that pitcher, can you believe pitching 13 innings with 12 1/3 with no hits.


  176. d1島:

    HiFlyer,

    Yeah? But what good is he now?

    heheheh


  177. d1島:

    97 days until football.


  178. al ™:

    25 innings!
    that will test the limits of your pitching staff.


  179. d1島:

    Washington State

    1972
    Clarence D. Martin Football Stadium dedicated for former governor.

    1978
    Butch VI, the last live Cougar to serve as mascot, died at age 15.

    1979
    Jack Thompson's jersey number 14 retired, recognizing 7,818 yards gained passing. One of only two football jerseys ever retired by WSU. Mel Hein was the other.


  180. d1島:

    1980
    Mount St. Helens erupted May 18, leaving one-half inch of volcanic ash on campus.

    1984
    Rueben Mayes, Cougar running back, broke NCAA single-game football rushing record with 357 yards, against Oregon in Eugene.

    1988
    WSU Cougars defeat the University of Houston Cougars, 24-22, in the Eagle Aloha Bowl in Honolulu. ABC-TV nationally televised game played on Christmas Day.

    1989
    Jason Hanson, field goal kicker, named first team academic athletic All-American. Only Cougar to achieve the feat. The Detroit Lions of the NFL later signed him.


  181. Committed Road Warrior:

    Wonder how many spectators were left after that 25 inning campaign.....


  182. d1島:

    1992
    Former WSU quarterback Mark Rypien chosen as MVP of Super Bowl XXVI in the Washington Redskins' 37-24 win over the Buffalo Bills.

    1993
    WSU quarterback Drew Bledsoe first pick in the NFL draft by the New England Patriots

    1993
    Former WSU baseball star John Olerud of the Toronto Blue Jays won American League Professional baseball batting title with .363 average.

    1994
    Alumnus Edward R. Murrow (Speech, 1930) was memorialized on U.S. postage stamp, the first broadcast journalist so honored. National first day of issue ceremony was January 21 in the Murrow Communications Center on the WSU campus in Pullman.

    1997
    Picked to finish 7th in the Pac-10, the 1997 WSU Cougar football team finished first, earning the right to play the Rose Bowl game (Jan. 1, 1998) for the first time in 67 years.

    1998
    January 1, the WSU Cougar football team played in the Rose Bowl football game in Pasadena, Calif., pushing national champion and no. 1 ranked Michigan to the last play of the game before losing, 21-16. Some 101,219 fans and a world-wide television audience saw the game. In February, football coach Mike Price signed an eight-year contract extension through Dec. 31, 2005.


  183. ombudsman:

    power wheel = wheel house


  184. d1島:

    2003
    WSU Cougar athletic team successes in 2003 started with the 2002 football team, Pacific 10 Conference co-champions, playing in the Jan. 1, 2003, Rose Bowl football game against Oklahoma, losing 34-14. For the 2003 season, former assistant Bill Doba became the Cougars' new head coach, succeeding Mike Price, who left WSU. The Doba-led team played in the 2003 Holiday Bowl football game. Held Dec. 30, 2003, in San Diego against Texas, the Cougars won, 28-20. The 2003 season marked WSU football's third straight 10-win season, the first Pac-10 team to achieve this feat in 70 years.

    2006
    In 2005-2006 academic year, the WSU Cougars had a football-men’s basketball “sweep” of the rival University of Washington Huskies. In fall 2005, WSU beat the UW in the annual Apple Cup football game. In the winter of 2006, the Cougars beat the Huskies in both basketball games. The last time the Cougars had such an academic year “sweep” of the Huskies was 1968-1969.

    2007
    During a national college football telecast on Jan. 1, WSU’s Butch the Cougar was announced as Capital One Mascot of the Year. Butch edged Testudo, the University of Maryland mascot, in the championship round.

    2007
    In December, Paul Wulff, a WSU graduate and former Cougar football player, was named the new football coach. He returned to WSU after eight years as head football coach at Eastern Washington University. He succeeded Bill Doba, who spent 19 years at WSU, the first 14 as an assistant and the last five as head coach. In late November, Doba’s coaching career concluded in Seattle in the 100th Apple Cup football game where WSU defeated the University of Washington Huskies, 42-35

    (There was no mention anywhere of Ryan Leaf)


  185. d1島:

    There was this entry though...

    1998
    An alcohol-induced student riot along a Colorado Street adjacent to the WSU campus takes place in early May. According to the Pullman Police Department, several hundred students engaged directly with police officers, some throwing bottles, cans and rocks. Estimates put some 1,000 on-lookers on the street during the five-hour disruption that left 23 law enforcement officers and four students injured, according to a story in the June 1998 issue of HillTopics.

    (Leaf was drafted in '98) :roll:


  186. al ™:

    so how is robert doing?


  187. Ralph:

    maybe because ryan leaf got busted for drug trafficking and not because he was an nfl bust that WSU didn't want his name associated with the school.


  188. Ralph:

    wasn't too long ago that WSU held their on in football....one or two bad recruiting classes? Doba couldn't carry on the work of Price?


  189. Ralph:

    is Price at Texas El Paso?


  190. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer!:

    whoosh...
    Star Trek ROCKS!!! Woo Hoo.

    Gotta make dinner... bbs

    whoosh


  191. Jason:

    Yep, Mike Price is still at UTEP.


  192. Cindy ...cenn:

    We want to see the Star Trek movie too; maybe tomorrow!


  193. madeinhawaii:

    Wasn't there an Aussie turning head and getting some interview time with the Scout.com guy?


  194. madeinhawaii:

    At the PIAA


  195. madeinhawaii:

    Combine...

    Sheesh ... gotta go get my 40 winks.. can't put my thoughts together into a cohesive, coherent passage.


  196. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer!:

    196


  197. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer!:

    This is for whitey...


  198. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer!:

    198


  199. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer!:

    where's Ralph?


  200. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer!:

    200


  201. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer!:

    Paua Boy- people wanna know- are you on facebook???


  202. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer!:

    argh Paua=Pauoa


  203. J:

    I was respecting LizKauai's streak.


  204. whitey:

    dang, LizK beat me to the punch again.


  205. whitey:

    fuud time??? i lucked out again as my friend's son came home from ny on vacation and brought me some my chorizo. the buggahs are good!!! my friend's son is a world class bass cellist and has played for ozawa in japan each spring. he also puts in time with the youth symphony on Oahu and Maui before he goes back. his wife plays for issak pearlman.


  206. ai-ee-soos:

    Update on UH recruit on PIAA

    Reeve Koehler / St Louis class of 2013 / OL 6'3 298.4

    Coach Mack offered him last year as an 8th grader.

    Mentioned in national sports news back then.


  207. whitey:

    nba finals, magic vs lakers. i have no favorite, so it doesn't make any difference who wins the title, but hopefully it goes 7 games.


  208. whitey:

    ST and Princess got Coach Takahara-Dias and Cory N as guests for their tuesday show. the show keeps uh and the athletic dept in the limelight. going to be fun on tuesday.


  209. whitey:

    i wonder if she going announce any of her asst coaches or incoming players??????


  210. whitey:

    corey is like the everready bunny, he just keeps going and going. i get tired just reading what he does.


  211. whitey:

    ok, time to call it a night. aloha!!!!!!


  212. al ™:

    eh past your bedtime


  213. jm2375:

    Oyasumina-tsai. Hasta manana.

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...


  214. Pauoa Boy:

    Aunty Liz,
    Nope no more yet, but when I get time I will make one. I know I always get choke email invites to make one but I too lazy :smile: Anyway, #57, I get planny love but not for the dirka dirka kine, sorry no can. Especially when they like act up and get nawts...it's on. Plus dem dayum North Koreans like act up too, no can love dat kine...


  215. Ralph:

    north koreans! don't worry pauoa boy, the little guy just strutting his stuff. no "mo Kala", no food, can not fight a war or engage in battle...he wants the U.S. to give him money and food to stop his madness and his bluff...


  216. ai-ee-soos:

    St Louis Rams for sale, 929M - any takers ?

    Buy um, move um to Aloha Stadium.

    Any dreamers out there ?


  217. Pauoa Boy:

    Ralph,
    Yeah I know how it is, been to the DMZ couple times and looked out onto that side...no more nothing on dat side. Sad they get that kine dictator rather play with nukes den take care his people...


  218. Pauoa Boy:

    Anyway, I wanted Lebron James to make it to the NBA Finals. The Cavaliers are still missing a piece though to their puzzle and the Magic have more fire power. I'm sure the Cavs will be busy in the offseason trying to fill that much needed right hand man to compliment Lebron. Would've been nice to see a Kobe vs. Lebron showdown though. I think Lebron is the best all-around player in the world and Kobe is the best finisher in the world. Lakers and Magic should be entertaining though. Although I like Dwight Howard, he needs to stop rollin them bows on people.


  219. Jason:

    whitey: I wonder if she can announce her coaches already. What if she has to post the job openings for a certain amount of time?

    Speaking of which, I wonder if this implies that Tino Reyes is leaving, or whether it is legally required to post this opening since there was a head coaching change:

    http://www.pers.hawaii.edu/wuh/nadvert.aspx?rn=8590

    Note there's no listed assistant coach opening, only associate coach.


  220. Ralph:

    i hope Dana picks a coach who can work with the 4 and 5 positions...Na Wahine and the Bows are weak in the paint on offense and defense.

    why can't CW pick his own coaches without an Ad as long as the coaches meet UH guidelines


  221. MeiLing:

    Back from a family get-together...My brother tells a story about playing against Dana T.'s team decades ago. The guys got whupped...my brother said it was hard to guard Dana. Go Coach!


  222. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer!:

    sorry, whitey... I wuz doing it for you! Awesome about your friend's son! I love cello music!

    Hi J! tanks for the fastlane.

    'k pau laundry, pau kaukau, time for nigh nigh. Tomorrow is #1 Grandson's birthday at the beach. Sure hope get sand... :roll:

    SWEET WARRIOR DREAMS!
    Esp. to Pauoa Boy and Frank25!


  223. Ralph:

    new post- numero uno


  224. Scpizlpm:

    I4p6a4 comment6 ,