Leilehua DE to join UH in 2010

June 26th, 2009
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Defensive end Charles Tuaau, who will be a senior at Leilehua High this year, said he has accepted a UH football scholarship.
Tuaau said he is 6 feet 3 and 275 pounds.
He said he is capable of bench pressing 365 pounds, and running 40 yards in 4.93 seconds.

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Princess Leila's video of UH players working out is now posted. Go to the home page.

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The more I think about it, doesn't the new "Road Warrior" ticket plan seem a little ... um, uh, what's the word ... greedy?
First, I've been to every road game but one the past 16 years, and UH fans aren't being placed in what would be described as premium locations.
It would seem the goal would be to place as many of a team's fans in one area as possible. This doesn't help. And, inevitably, UH won't sell out the Road Warrior plans. What do they do with the unbought seats? Keep them empty? Doubt it.
Face it. Many of the fans attending road games live on the Mainland. And many are related to or are friends of the players.
The goal should be to get as many fans to road games as possible. A tax — and that's what it feels like when premium areas are based on a priority system — might not be the best attraction.
Am I misinformed? What do you guys think?

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Hey, don't act. We've all tried to moonwalk (wearing socks on a waxed floor doesn't help), and we all think we can do that e-hee-hee falsetto imitation. So today's bar-room debate: What are your favorite Michael Jackson songs?
Here are mine:
1. I'll Be There
2. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
3. Got To Be There. The best man at my wedding, Johnny Iwashita — that's Coach John to the Saint Francis basketball players — used to be able to sing that really testicle-crunching high note.
4. She's Out of My Life. This is supposed to be a serious song, but I crack up when I think of Eddie Murphy's rendition. ("Tito, get me a tissue.")
5. One More Chance. The one from the ABC album, not the one written by R.Kelly.
By the way, I finally did sorta moonwalk. At the San Francisco airport, I faced backward while standing on the people-mover conveyor.

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Birthday shout-out to Jett Jasper.

230 Responses to “Leilehua DE to join UH in 2010”

  1. cavewarrior:

    ichi!


  2. waryor:

    cool. another commit!


  3. letsgowarriors:

    is he 240 or 275?


  4. Kekoa:

    More Big Bodies! Let's hope we can refill the O-line with some quality hard bodies as well.

    Strength, size, quickness and the agility of a Tsaiko dodging his way past the plate lunch line. The hallmarks of a great O-line, right Pride?


  5. Stretch:

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    the camps that are being put on is paying off on the recruiting front. no need go out to every school to evaluate prospects, they all come in front of you at one time and compete against each other.


  6. Stephen Tsai:

    Hey, Stretch, good point about the 24-hour hotline you wrote about on Facebook.


  7. d1島:

    Great Morning All!

    Good results for the school and also hopefully for those kids who attended the camps this past two weeks.
    A little birdie tells me there was some interesting film that came out of it.

    Stephen,
    You planning to be in Manoa early tomorrow morning?

    It's ALOHA FRIDAY! :-D

    HiHo.... :-|


  8. d1島:

    Off-topic alert.One short comment about Cap and Tax vote today. Here's a link to let your Congressional Rep know what you think about the vote today.
    http://tinyurl.com/5nexf4


  9. Stephen Tsai:

    d1:
    It's Aloha Friday?
    Kimo and the crew, suckin' up the brew ...


  10. Stephen Tsai:

    I was going to post at 12:05 this morning, but then I fell asleep sitting up last night. I guess that's a sign of old age.


  11. duffer:

    ST,
    If you were old, you wouldn't be up past 9 PM!

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

    Ready for my three day furlough!


  12. Annoddah Dave:

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs,

    As per #10, yup, ole age is when you fall asleep during the 10 PM news and not make it to see Liz Chun do her 30 seconds of sports.


  13. djmitcho:

    Good Morning all you Tsaikos! Happy Aloha Friday!! This weekend is gonna be crazy here in Spokane. It's Hoopfest weekend. The largest 3-on-3 tournament in the world. Over 6400 teams playing on over 400 courts on the downtown streets of Spokane.


  14. ai-eee-soos:

    Welcome aboard, Charles Tuaau.


  15. kymrykauai:

    Happy 21st birthday to jett jasper today!


  16. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer!:

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    HAUOLI LAHANAU, JETT JASPER !


  17. ai-eee-soos:

    Coach Mack said he identified about 5 or 6 prospects -

    hope to hear about more commits real soon.

    It's great that boys are staying home.


  18. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer!:

    STEPHEN TSAI: "I was going to post at 12:05 this morning, but then I fell asleep sitting up last night. I guess that's a sign of old age."

    I was up watching the blog for a new post but then I had to lay down for awhile and just now woke up... I guess it's a sign of OLDER age!

    Here's the birthday card I sent to Jett before I fell asleep:

    http://sendables.jibjab.com/view/bD6a5TgjfqQo5uWC


  19. Stephen Tsai:

    There won't be any more commitments for a while. Mack and Tuioti are both out of town, so there's nobody for the recruits to notify.


  20. Stephen Tsai:

    But I think it worked out nicely.
    Five skill players.
    Five linemen.


  21. PowderPuff:

    Good morning, all. Terrific news to hear about these future Warriors. Here's my MJ favorite: "The Way You Make Me Feel."


  22. Stephen Tsai:

    PowderPuff:
    Tatiana Thumbtzen.


  23. Garret:

    Welcome to the Warriors Charles Tuaau!


  24. letsgowarriors:

    i know mack them are going to samoa this today. are they scheduled to hit the mainland this summer? or will they just hit the mainland during road games?


  25. Garret:

    The NY Times has La Tech at #67, slightly about UH. Just like how UH was outbid for Coach Cav and Coach Mac (after the 1999 season), La Tech lost their special team's coach to Texas Tech.

    High point: The season-opening win over Mississippi State was Louisiana Tech’s first home win against a B.C.S.-conference opponent. The best win in WAC play was a 38-35 victory over Fresno State, which was the first of four straight conference victories to open the month of November.

    Tidbit: Louisiana Tech and Utah State are the only two WAC teams to improve both their victories over all and in conference play over the last two seasons.

    The most overlooked aspect of a good team is how well it performs on special teams. Last fall, Louisiana Tech ranked in the top 25 nationally in all four special teams segments: net punting, punt returns, kickoff coverage and kickoff returns. As the Countdown took note, so did the rest of the F.B.S.: Texas Tech hired Eric Russell, Tech’s special teams coordinator, and named him to the same position.


  26. Garret:

    Feature article on the Just Win Camp in the Maui News.

    For the 130-plus football players on the field at King Kekaulike Stadium on Thursday, the seventh annual Just Win Camp was a big opportunity.

    A stellar list of coaches dotted the field - Mike Sanford and Gary Anderson, the head coaches fron UNLV and Utah State, respectively; local-born offensive guru Norm Chow, currently at UCLA; former Baldwin coach Chad Kauhaahaa, in his first season as a Division I assistant coach at Utah State; as well as assistants from California, Utah, Hawaii and Arizona.

    ''It is really important for guys like me from Maui to be able to show what we can do at a camp like this,'' said Matagi, who is 6-foot-2 and 252 pounds. ''We need to get known because Maui guys don't get as much notice as Oahu kids do. It is a good time to meet with all the coaches.''


  27. Garret:

    Quotes from VJ Feheko.

    V.J. Fehoko, a 5-11, 215-pound linebacker and four-star player who transferred to Kahuku from Farrington for his senior season, is the son of ''Vili The Warrior'' of UH football fame. Fehoko is the third of four brothers to attend this camp.

    ''I do have some offers from the Big 12, Mountain West, Pac-10 and SEC,'' said Fehoko, whose name ''V.J.'' stands for Vili Junior. ''I have about 16 altogether. My brother, Sam, who is at Texas Tech, played in this camp. My oldest brother, Whitley, who went to San Diego State and is transferring to Weber State, also played in this camp.''

    The youngest brother of the group, Breiden, currently an 8th-grader, may not ever get the same chance.

    ''One thing is Hawaii is so far away we don't really get a look from Mainland schools, basically just the University of Hawaii,'' V.J. Fehoko said. ''For all these coaches to come here and give us a look is just really good because it is not every day this comes across. Hopefully we get to have more camps like this around Hawaii.

    ''It would be a total mishap if my youngest brother doesn't get a chance like this because for me, this has really elevated my football game.''


  28. duffer:

    Small article on a football camp on Maui. Surprised to see many Oahu kids.

    http://mauinews.com/page/content.detail/id/520282.html?nav=11


  29. Garret:

    It would be sad if the Just Win Camp, All-Poly Camp and other such camps will be ended due to the new NCAA rule.

    This may be the last year that kind of lineup is possible, however, if NCAA legislation goes through that would limit coaches to clinics and camps within a 50-mile radius of their campus.

    ''If you talk to coaches, they will tell you this could be the last year for camps, period, in the state of Hawaii,'' Kenton said. ''The NCAA just passed a rule. I don't know when it was passed, but all of the coaches here were at risk of not coming about a month ago. They all had a special waiver (granted) from the NCAA to come to this camp, the All-Poly Camp, or the Education First Camp, no matter what.''

    Another standout on hand Thursday was Micah Hatchie, a 6-5, 290-pound offensive lineman from Waialua who has nine scholarship offers.

    ''He is a four-star guy as well, and he has come to the camps in the past,'' Kenton said. ''He is just typical Hawaii, a very solid offensive lineman and he is a bull out here.''

    Hatchie, who also plays some defensive line, said it would be a shame for camps like this to go away.

    ''It is a great opportunity, so many coaches from around the country coming here just to teach all of us the fundamentals and techniques and skills to get better,'' Hatchie said. ''That would be sad if it went away, because having this opportunity with all these great coaches to take us in under their arms, they are just teaching us all their stunts and blocking techniques. It would be a big loss for us.''


  30. duffer:

    Garret beat me to it! :-(


  31. warriorfanny2:

    Well, last nite on the circuit w la capa, I shouted to the man in the mirror, screamed for billie jean, threw my dark gray stetson fedora on the dance floor, moon walked and toasted aloha to the king of pop-- the rock star extraordinare, who never had a childhood but ironically provided every kid growing up in the 80s with a thriller of memorabilia.
    The good in Michael lives forever in his song and dance and let the controversy be interned in the dust of his bones.
    The King shall be remembered joyfully and his legacy revered by the world and esp by many here in Alohaland.
    There will simply, never be another.
    RIP and Aloha Pumehana MJ....


  32. MeiLing:

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Happy birthday, Jett Jasper!

    RIP, Michael Jackson.


  33. djmitcho:

    My fav MJ songs in no particular order are, PYT, Rock With You, Don't Stop Til You Get Enough (which is like the Tsaikos at a CC), and Remember The Time. From the Jackson 5 era I love I'll Be There and ABC


  34. Garret:

    I'm thinking that I'll get the "Road Warrior" membership this year even though I won't be needing the tickets to UNLV and might only need them for SJSU. The only problem is that I'd prefer donating that money to Na Koa instead. Plus, the $10 surcharge per ticket seems high to me. And I'm worried about how smoothly things will run in the first year.

    Maybe I'll wait to see how the program works for others this year and then get it the following year when there is no UNLV road game and UH travels to Fresno St and BSU.


  35. Garret:

    Sorry duffer!


  36. duffer:

    Garret,

    Not a problem, I'm glad you read the Maui paper. :-)

    But it does surprise me that lots of off island kids attend this Maui camp.


  37. Garret:

    ST,

    I do think that the Road Warrior plan is a "fundraising attempt", raising funds from Warrior fans who want to support the team on the road. As you point out, UH doesn't get great road seats anyway and won't sell out of their ticket allotments...I guess that makes it seem more greedy than I had first thought when I read about it this morning in the *print* Advertiser.

    By the way, I really enjoy reading the print versions of newspapers, and I've really enjoyed reading the Advertiser each morning before turning on my computer. The one thing that surprised me when I got home was that Momo and Mrs. Momo stopped subscribing to Brand X...as far as I know they have always subscribed to both papers, but they stopped the other Honolulu paper because they said it wasn't necessary.


  38. Stephen Tsai:

    The one thing I couldn't figure out from Ferd's story is whether the non-Panda travel agencies have to pay the Road Warrior fee for premium-area seats. If so, that increases the cost of the travel package, no? And doesn't that give Panda, as UH's in-house travel agent, a great advantage?


  39. Garret:

    duffer,

    Players want to be noticed by as many schools as possible, especially if they want to go to a mainland school. I'm not surprised that they went to Maui for a camp because of all of the coaches there.


  40. Pauoa Boy:

    All MJ's songs is the shiznit...my faves...

    Rock With You
    Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
    Billie Jean
    Beat It
    Wanna Be Startin' Something
    Human Nature
    P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
    Thriller
    Bad
    The Way You Make Me Feel
    Man In The Mirror
    Smooth Criminal
    You Rock My World


  41. Garret:

    ST,

    Panda already gets priority over the Road Warrior people, but if they get a $10 advantage per person for the road packages, they will really benefit from this policy.


  42. Stephen Tsai:

    Garret:
    One of the things that intrigues me every year is that UH pushes season ticket sales, as it should. But then as the season progresses, they start offering heavily discounted packages or promos, usually for the North end zone.
    If I were a season-ticket holder, I would feel that wasn't fair.
    I think the Road Warrior package is fine, but UH has to really hold the line. Or else a person who bought the package will feel resentful sitting next to someone who didn't.


  43. warriorfanny2:

    The slowly emerging storyline beneath the 2010 recruiting class is the success of the warrior summer camps for skilled and bigman high school ballers.
    Only, in its second year, it has produced a windfall of verbal commits, not only from local fields but from the continential plain also.
    Can u say Cory Nielson.

    In this class alone we have three from Kailua HS and the local harvest continues to reap crop from Kaimuki to Pearl City to Wahiawa.
    The MAC strategy is becoming increasing effective and its subtle message to invading poachers clear--this is our house and we wake up early before the sun breaks light on the makapu'u horizon.
    Lol. Gotta love it.
    Keep it kickin warriors, 4-once, we are fighting back against the relentless waves of recruiting invaders and defending our aina. :)


  44. Pauoa Boy:

    Didn't know Whitley Fehoko is going to Weber State, was wondering about him. So where or wassup with like Jack Sula, Kainoa LaCount, John Manu-Olevao, etc...


  45. warriorfanny2:

    u guyz keep kickin the same dawg--get rid and fire the hermie hire!


  46. da princess' classmate:

    great news on the recruiting front.

    on a side note, vegas is gonna be mighty crowded 9/19 even more so now, money mayweather/jmm rescheduled for that date. too bad we can't see both of em, but boxing vs football, football always wins out


  47. jm2375:

    Good morning Tsai-kos!! TGIF! Still at home, keed has doctor's appt later this am. Nice to wake up later on a weekday.

    More commits, great news!! how long till the season starts?

    Just thinking, if the furlough plan goes through, there may not be much of a traffic problem for the Central Arkansas game...


  48. Manoa Mist:

    When it comes to Brother Mike...
    1. Thriller
    2. Got to Be There
    3. And third, but perhaps one of the best message songs of all time:

    Man In The Mirror

    I'm Gonna Make A Change,
    For Once In My Life
    It's Gonna Feel Real Good,
    Gonna Make A Difference
    Gonna Make It Right . . .

    As I, Turn Up The Collar On My
    Favourite Winter Coat
    This Wind Is Blowin' My Mind
    I See The Kids In The Street,
    With Not Enough To Eat
    Who Am I, To Be Blind?
    Pretending Not To See
    Their Needs
    A Summer's Disregard,
    A Broken Bottle Top
    And A One Man's Soul
    They Follow Each Other On
    The Wind Ya' Know
    'Cause They Got Nowhere
    To Go
    That's Why I Want You To
    Know

    I'm Starting With The Man In
    The Mirror
    I'm Asking Him To Change
    His Ways
    And No Message Could Have
    Been Any Clearer
    If You Wanna Make The World
    A Better Place
    (If You Wanna Make The
    World A Better Place)
    Take A Look At Yourself, And
    Then Make A Change
    (Take A Look At Yourself, And
    Then Make A Change)

    I've Been A Victim Of A Selfish
    Kind Of Love
    It's Time That I Realize
    That There Are Some With No
    Home, Not A Nickel To Loan
    Could It Be Really Me,
    Pretending That They're Not
    Alone?

    A Willow Deeply Scarred,
    Somebody's Broken Heart
    And A Washed-Out Dream
    (Washed-Out Dream)
    They Follow The Pattern Of
    The Wind, Ya' See
    Cause They Got No Place
    To Be
    That's Why I'm Starting With
    Me
    (Starting With Me!)

    I'm Starting With The Man In
    The Mirror
    (Ooh!)
    I'm Asking Him To Change
    His Ways
    (Ooh!)
    And No Message Could Have
    Been Any Clearer
    If You Wanna Make The World
    A Better Place
    (If You Wanna Make The
    World A Better Place)
    Take A Look At Yourself And
    Then Make A Change
    (Take A Look At Yourself And
    Then Make A Change)

    I'm Starting With The Man In
    The Mirror
    (Ooh!)
    I'm Asking Him To Change His
    Ways
    (Change His Ways-Ooh!)
    And No Message Could've
    Been Any Clearer
    If You Wanna Make The World
    A Better Place
    (If You Wanna Make The
    World A Better Place)
    Take A Look At Yourself And
    Then Make That . . .
    (Take A Look At Yourself And
    Then Make That . . .)
    Change!

    I'm Starting With The Man In
    The Mirror,
    (Man In The Mirror-Oh
    Yeah!)
    I'm Asking Him To Change
    His Ways
    (Better Change!)
    No Message Could Have
    Been Any Clearer
    (If You Wanna Make The
    World A Better Place)
    (Take A Look At Yourself And
    Then Make The Change)
    (You Gotta Get It Right, While
    You Got The Time)
    ('Cause When You Close Your
    Heart)
    You Can't Close Your . . .Your
    Mind!
    (Then You Close Your . . .
    Mind!)
    That Man, That Man, That
    Man, That Man
    With That Man In The Mirror
    (Man In The Mirror, Oh Yeah!)
    That Man, That Man, That Man
    I'm Asking Him To Change
    His Ways
    (Better Change!)
    You Know . . .That Man
    No Message Could Have
    Been Any Clearer
    If You Wanna Make The World
    A Better Place
    (If You Wanna Make The
    World A Better Place)
    Take A Look At Yourself And
    Then Make A Change
    (Take A Look At Yourself And
    Then Make A Change)
    Hoo! Hoo! Hoo! Hoo! Hoo!
    Na Na Na, Na Na Na, Na Na,
    Na Nah
    (Oh Yeah!)
    Gonna Feel Real Good Now!
    Yeah Yeah! Yeah Yeah!
    Yeah Yeah!
    Na Na Na, Na Na Na, Na Na,
    Na Nah
    (Ooooh . . .)
    Oh No, No No . . .
    I'm Gonna Make A Change
    It's Gonna Feel Real Good!
    Come On!
    (Change . . .)
    Just Lift Yourself
    You Know
    You've Got To Stop It.
    Yourself!
    (Yeah!-Make That Change!)
    I've Got To Make That Change,
    Today!
    Hoo!
    (Man In The Mirror)
    You Got To
    You Got To Not Let Yourself . . .
    Brother . . .
    Hoo!
    (Yeah!-Make That Change!)
    You Know-I've Got To Get
    That Man, That Man . . .
    (Man In The Mirror)
    You've Got To
    You've Got To Move! Come
    On! Come On!
    You Got To . . .
    Stand Up! Stand Up!
    Stand Up!
    (Yeah-Make That Change)
    Stand Up And Lift
    Yourself, Now!
    (Man In The Mirror)
    Hoo! Hoo! Hoo!
    Aaow!
    (Yeah-Make That Change)
    Gonna Make That Change . . .
    Come On!
    (Man In The Mirror)
    You Know It!
    You Know It!
    You Know It!
    You Know . . .
    (Change . . .)
    Make That Change.

    In honor of Brother Mike, let's all make a change for the positive, starting today.

    Peace out.


  49. roysan16:

    To Coach Mack,

    I see you're filling your recruiting shopping cart quickly. And who I am I to say if you're a savvy shopper or not. But keep in mind, though, that the purchases you make define you as a coach. Because you know, all too well, that the products that go into your cart today yields either successes or failures on the field in the future. And it trickles down to the successes and failures the team will have. This is a given, and probably you would concede as being correct. But what gets me, and please pardon this liberty as I want to get this off my chest, is that I'm unhappy with how this year's recruiting is going. For all I'm hearing are things like: "these players are technically sound", "they performed well in camp" and "they're under the radar types" and "they have a lot of upsides". In other words a lot obscurity. I don't know if this will bold well, for only time will tell... If I were the coach looking at recruits I would look at the ones that aren't the pretty boys at camps, but instead with all things being equal (size, speed, explosiveness), I'd sought out after the players that have the meanest streaks in them. I would look in the ghettos and housings for these types instead of relying on a recruit's performance at a big man's camp.


  50. wafan:

    Koakane . . .

    Will call in a bit or so.


  51. kobi:

    Seems to me UH isn't organized in selling the road tickets. Its pretty sad when they are allotted tickets to the WSU and UNLV games that still haven't been released for sale. Instead you have guys like Rich on the blog that has to drive to Vegas and buy the tickets for you hardcore fans in Hawaii. I'm still waiting to hear from my brother, who is a season ticket holder, for tickets to the WSU game. BTW, does anyone know what section UH has blocked for the WSU game?


  52. Stephen Tsai:

    kobi:
    Good points. I sure hope this whole delay wasn't just to implement the Road Warrior plan.


  53. warriorfanny2:

    still rememberin last nite's celebration w la capa n friends....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9DDTiPzJCk&NR=1


  54. addahknowjoe:

    Everytime I hear "Working Day and Night" takes me back to 7th grade, suntanning and listening to MJ's Off the Wall album under the coconuts trees at Punalu'u beach on the Big Island with 3 senior girls at the time: Lynette Higashi, Zina Galapir and Dewani Lauro.

    Glistening sun tans, withering to MJ's encouragement under a hot Hawaiian is a dangerous sight for any 13 year old!

    aaahhh... Good memories!

    Mahalo MJ for the small kine PYT back then. RIP

    Good Morning Gang!


  55. Bulla:

    #27 Post Garret,

    According to very reliable sources, as reliable as I can get....Whitley is TRYING to transfer to Weber State. If he is academically eligible he will be allowed to try out for the Wildcats, but that will be the determining factor, academic eligibility.

    Weber State is still answering to sanctions from years past and is constantly improving it's APR rating. The current staff is very adamant on working with full academic qualifiers, they have no 'wiggle' room like other programs. Best of luck to Whitley, and glad to hear that he has overcome his health issues that prevented him from coming home and playing for UH.


  56. Stephen Tsai:

    roysan:
    Thanks for the comments.
    All I can say is that none of the published comments has come from UH coaches.
    As for under-the-radar, I know that the coaches create their own list, with their own rankings. They're going after the people they like the best.
    Last year, a lot of the under-the-radar players suddenly became popular after verbaling to UH. That's how rankings go. The more schools who proclaim to like you, the higher the ranking.


  57. Bulla:

    roysan,

    very good points, you have to remember, that at these camps it is only local kids vs. local kids....hmmmmm.

    now, if it were at the Stanford Nike Camp, UCLA Adidas Elite Invitational, U.S. Army National Combine, or other venues of that nature, it would be more telling as far as skill level. I am not knocking any recruit whatsoever, however, if you're talking apples to apples, you need to have more apples in your basket!

    love the summer, time for Warriors to be and Warriors that be, to TRAIN, TRAIN, TRAIN......what you do in the off season will determine what you do in the season, nothing new, old school is the best school sometimes.

    looking forward to 'the beast' coming home for some r&r in july before fall camp....

    GO WARRIORS
    GO WILDCATS


  58. Bulla:

    ST

    well put, kind of like the sharks feeding, the more activity = the more activity. interesting sanctions coming by the way of NCAA regarding camps and other things...making it harder and harder for Hawaii kids to get a decent look by anyone.....whew.

    anyway, thanks for the scoops....you scoop master


  59. Stephen Tsai:

    No offense to all of the national experts, but I think most people on this blog and other Hawai‘i sites know much more about football talent than the national guys. That's just the way it is. Football is part of our culture. I mean, Phil Steele can crunch all the numbers he wants, but Pride, sjmacro, koakane, myki, Garret, wf2, roysan, etc., blow him away in terms of knowing Hawai‘i's talent.
    Hey, I'm a J-E-T-S fan, but I can't read any of the New York papers' draft stories. They just don't know college football.


  60. Garret:

    Before I head off to the Waipahu Cultural Garden Park (more family reunion activity) I'd like to post this Bess article.

    Dolphins WR Davone Bess will once again make 31 teams wonder how they overlooked him during the 2008 NFL Draft.

    The former Hawaii wide receiver really impressed me back in February, 2008 during a one-hour session where selected members of the media were able to view an hour of quarterback and wide receiver workouts at the NFL Combine. Afterward, I wrote that Bess, "did some outstanding work during the gauntlet drill, showing his quick reaction time, good acceleration and strong concentration skills. But he also impressed with his cutting skills while running his routes and for his ability to locate the ball and make over-the-shoulder catches in stride."

    Despite three consecutive seasons of at least 1,100 yards receiving, including an outstanding senior year in which he made 108 catches for 1,266 yards and 12 scores, no one used a draft pick on the talented young player.

    I'm not sure who was stunned more by that oversight — me or Davone Bess.

    "Obviously, it was really disappointing not getting drafted," he told me during a recent interview. "But at the same time, I use every negative thing and turn it into a positive. I try to just go out and prove everybody wrong."

    Denver's Eddie Royal (91) and Philadelphia's DeSean Jackson (62) were the only rookie wide receivers with more catches. But considering they each started 15 games compared to Bess' six, you have to believe that Bess could put up some big-time numbers this season if he can pick up where he left off.

    "I feel good right now," he said. "Obviously, having a year under my belt, I'm going out there a lot more confident. I can just go out there and play ball now."


  61. madeinhawaii:

    Aren't the guys we're hearing about the ones that accepted only? Aren't there others out there that have been offered but are still mulling it over that we haven't heard from/about?


  62. Colomaohana:

    Morning Tsai-ko ohana!


  63. madeinhawaii:

    Garret,

    RE#29... 50 miles wouldn't that eliminate participation from some of the neigboring islands and places like Samoa/Australia where football camp in Hawaii is the closest they might get to?


  64. BG:

    Good morn'n all...dragging this over from last nite.

    BG:

    June 25th, 2009 at 8:40 pm
    Continuation from last night's problem with copying the Wash/Wahine VB game to dvd's.......

    I called KFIVE this afternoon and left a voicemail for John Fink. Didn't get a call back. I'm sure he's a busy guy, but I was disappointed. I really wanted to get a non copy-protected dvd from them. But, I also know that they may not have one. When I first started to send dvd's to Iraq, I had to pick up the tapes at KFIVE and take them to a multi-media company to have dvd's made. That was too much trouble since I was really busy on active duty at Schofield. Eventually, I just bought the recorder and started making my own dvd's...with the proper authorization from the UH Athletic Director and KFIVE.

    Let me stop this long story and get to the point....is there anyone who has the original broadcast of the game on dvd? That should be the easier way to make copies quckly for Rob25 to send overseas. If you do and are willing to share, please drop me an email at tsaiko808 at yahoo com....please help!

    OK morning break pau


  65. addahknowjoe:

    Quincy Jones got MJ to sprinkle his talents here and there on George and Luis Johnson's albums. The Brothers Johnson reciprocated by laying down tracks for MJ on his next two albums.

    Two songs by MJ that hardly, if ever, get any airplay:

    Get on the Floor
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6sZ6A5T5dw&feature=related

    Burn This Disco Out
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQJY0HCBv-w&feature=related

    They almost sound like new songs never heard of before. =)


  66. Garret:

    ST,

    The only thing that worries me about UH recruiting right now is that it seems like the local players that UH offered first haven't committed to UH. With UH rapidly filling out their recruiting class now, it appears that they have been moving on from their initial targets (Manley, Feheko, Hatchie, Rowley, etc.). They may keep recruiting them, but the numbers seem to indicate that the coaches don't expect many or most of the early targets to commit.

    I trust the UH coaches more than any recruiting service. So, the players they targeted first in recruiting (some of whom already had multiple Pac-10 offers before UH offered) would seem to be among the higher rated of the local recruits.


  67. Colomaohana:

    Have fun Garret!


  68. madeinhawaii:

    Regarding these early recruits, I think Mac and company with their combined 100+ years of coaching experience know what they are looking at and what they doing (strategically) when they make these early offers.


  69. Stretch:

    I think the Road Warrior program is kinda screwed up.

    Most people in this category are not season ticket holders or people who sit in the non-PSC areas. I would assume most of them would go to only one road game this season, presumably UNLV. If you want priority over Travel Agents, you have to pay $50 and are limited to 4 tickets. That is $12.50 per ticket and that is on top of the $10 fee to UH. $22.50 EXTRA per ticket. It is a good theory but limiting them to only 4 tickets is rough. If they want 8 tickets, they will have to pay $100. It might be more worth it to just take your chances and save the money. The majority of the stadium is going to be UH fans anyway.


  70. Garret:

    madeinhawaii,

    Yes, and it seems like the new rule prevents UH coaches from having camps on neighbor islands. This was the last year it would have been possible it seems.


  71. Bulla:

    GO WARRIORS

    We don't get paid the big bucks for finding talent, the coaches do. So let's support 'em

    GO WARRIORS


  72. madeinhawaii:

    Garret,

    As the only game in town... the PACIFIC... I hope Coach Mac and all the highschool coaches in Hawaii, Australia, Samoa are either protesting or requesting a waver.


  73. lava:

    Interesting comments on away game ticket sales.

    We fans all have a budget. Why encourage fans to tap their limited budgets for airfares, hotels, meals, etc? Away games may leave fans cash-strapped, and may keep them from buying season tickets or keep them from putting more dollars here at home. Why should I spent $1,500 in related travel costs when I could catch the game on tv with some pupus, and donate $1,450 to UH?

    I'd rather see the Athletic Department focus more on generating funds that will stay at home.


  74. Rich2176:

    Happy Aloha Friday Everyone!!

    Feels good to be back in the office. 6 days in the islands and 6 rounds of golf. Finally caught up w/ my rest yesterday.

    Many, many thanks to everyone who has generously donated extra $$ to cover my expenses of flying to Vegas and Oahu to distribute the UNLV tix. AND another big thanks to Mrs. A-House for keeping everything orderly at Genji's.

    $10 per ticket fee from UH is a bit stiff, but if you go to StubHub or Razorgator, the ticket prices are really jacked up. For example, SH has $35 tix in Section 108 going for $177 each, before fees. Sect. 108 is still reserved for Season Ticket Holders. I think a sideline season ticket at UNLV is $185. So, whoever has these tickets are getting their "investment" returned with one game, and 5 remaining home games to unload the rest and make a profit. Whatever.....

    re: #60 Despite three consecutive seasons of at least 1,100 yards receiving, including an outstanding senior year in which he made 108 catches for 1,266 yards and 12 scores, no one used a draft pick on the talented young player. Hmmm....


  75. warriorfanny2:

    roysan16, i understand the basis of your lament and feel somewhat miffed too and have, like many, so much more expectation.
    And while most on this website pledge endless loyalty and faith to coaching selection--it is the fan, that sets the standard of appreciation through attendance and no sugar coating can surmount mediocrity or losing seasons.
    However, the process and road to V is much more complex than 5-star googles or ESPN top 150's.
    There is a lot more that goes into it.

    For one, an upgraded training program is worth as much as a red-hot Urban Meyer. Ask Rich Rodriquez of Michigan.
    Before he bought a house in A2 he secured his trainer and they both toured the weight facilities and asked for millions in renovations.

    A simple training manual is not enuff.
    That's like having a constitution without a govt or military.
    No way to effectuate or enforce its meaning.
    Words without the ability to implement full scale is worthless.
    It's Plato's Republic written in intergalactic brail.

    You need diet formula and supervision, a certified training staff and constant monitoring.
    Michigan and Ohio State have 6 fulltime trainers for football alone. Not including certified nutritionists.
    While the NCAA places a limitation on coaches during the calendar year--trainers do not fall within this restriction and have daily access to athletes and have a dominating role in athlete development and discipline. They can make or break a college football player's chances on the totem pole for playing time.

    eh, what good is a 4-star recruit if he has to scale 12' fence to work out?
    get out of here!

    Secondly, coaching can bring out the best in players--or contribute to a dismal subpar performance....as individuals or collectively as a unit or both.
    Take a look at Boise State last year--no draftees, yet WAC champs!
    Overachievers?
    Or are they managed efficienctly and taught well by solid coaching?
    I think both apply with emphasis on the later.

    Now, there are two good reasons to be hopefull in lower Manoa:
    The Shaw and Tormey infusion.
    If these two pan out it will benefit directly the heart of our team--the OL and our backside D.
    The sine qua non to our improvement and upward progress.
    After one year, we have cause to expect better performance from Ron Lee n his staff.
    Ditto on D with MAC n staff.

    In the meantime, Im feeling more confidence with Mac's system of recruiting than his actual recruits.
    A good tree will ultimately bear good fruit.
    I believe MAC has planted an excellent seed.
    It will come and in the meanwhile, we shoud focus on the factory and its management that produces the winners....esp the guyz that hold the gate keys!


  76. al:

    hi rich....yah, i saw that the writer had davone as a senior vs a junior.

    i hope your wrists aren't hurting from all those rounds of golf and all those rounds of green bottles at the 19th hole.


  77. koakane™:

    tsaimaster I am glad you posted your comments regarding seating, tickets, and fans going to away game. like many supporters, myself incIuded, we have called, posted or requested info about getting tickets. we have been put off or given at times second class citizen treatment. in times like these UH seems to not understand the fan base, their needs and how to treat them. UH will loose out. case in point rich bring in 200 tics for the UNLV game. we will be seated together enjoying the game, rooting for UH and most importantly have a guarentee that we will not worry about not getting tickets in a timely manner. I am sure you are aware of this and I must be preaching to the choir but I feel UH just doesn't get it or our monies that should be supporting the warrior's program is not wanted.


  78. koakane™:

    sorry good morning to tsai-ko nation, its aloha friday babe weekend.


  79. madeinhawaii:

    UH should have open air viewing of away games at the parks. Rent booths out to vendors, make it a carnival like atmosphere and sell "reserved seating" in front of an oversized projector screen. Somewhat like the 'Sunset on the Beach' venues.

    Nakoa could also solicit donations and memberships at such venues.


  80. al:

    road warrior premiums.....

    what with all the adversities that the team endures on the road isn't the best thing for the boys to have is as many warrior fans in the stands as possible?

    whoooosh!


  81. al:

    the root of the financial woes lie in the contract with the aloha stadium.

    am i missing something here? aloha stadium was built by the state with state money and the last time i checked the university of hawaii was still a state institution.

    why then are they being treated like a private entity?
    no warrior football...no reason to have an aloha stadium.

    ...nuff said.


  82. koakane™:

    This is the cost of ticket if brought on line.

    Washington State Cougars Football vs. Hawaii Warriors
    Qwest Field, Seattle, WA Sat, Sep 12, 2009 12:00 AM

    Your Ticket(s)
    Section ; 108
    Row; G
    Seats; 20

    PRICE LEVEL 2
    100 LEVEL SEATING (1ST OF 3 LEVELS)
    HAWAII SIDE OF THE FIELD
    SEATS WITH BACKS AND ARMRESTS
    Type
    1 ADULT

    Ticket Price
    US $37.00

    Convenience Charge
    US $8.45

    Building Facility Charge
    US $5.00

    TicketFast®: NOW (Recommended) What's this?

    We'll e-mail you a link to your ticket(s). To pick them up, simply log in, print them out and present them at the venue. US $2.50 The quickest delivery method available. Print your own tickets at your convenience!


  83. koakane™:

    levels 1-3 is like seating in the orange sections at aloha stadium


  84. C rM:

    Aloha tsaikos.


  85. rich2176(Blackberry):

    Al- wrists doing better. Elbow still sore. At least my best round was at the tournament. We played white tees and I shot 79. There was PLENTY beer supplied every few holes.


  86. warriorfanny2:

    i cant believe this blogsite with all its sugar coaters n warm n fuzzy crooners are gettin rebelious and takin a stand....lol....im not complainin just enjoying the moment.....dunno if its prinple or just a thin wallet--all the same--hoorah! :)


  87. al:

    79!
    that's pretty good.
    so did your game progress with each beverage break?


  88. Ronnie:

    4 more days! I can't wait!


  89. BG:

    Had a short panic moment when I happen to see the breaking news on the 100th Bn soldier killed in Iraq. Got on the link to the article and saw he was from Illinois. Then it was mixed emotions...happy it didn't involve Frank...very sad for the family.


  90. Kazz:

    My Michael Jackson favorites:

    1) Billy Jean
    2) Thriller (song)
    3) Pretty Young Thing
    4) Smooth Criminal
    5) Beat It


  91. rich2176(Blackberry):

    Al- let's just say I was relaxed.

    Change of topic- watching news this morning and it was non-stop MJ coverage. He was an icon in every sence of the word. One radio out here is playing non-stop J5 and MJ


  92. lakesidegt:

    I'm going to the San Jose game (and have seen UH play on the road before at San Jose, Alabama and the Sugar Bowl).

    I agree with ST - unless it's a BCS type game, this is a little too much.

    I just clicked on to the San Jose site and individual tickets are not yet on sale. Two years ago I was able to get my ticket, next to the "Hawaii section" a lot quicker than I could through UH; also without going through all these hoops.

    San Jose offers a discount for "group" sales, so this might be worth considering if there's enough interest.

    Also, SteveM mahalos for setting up the cruisers lunch - I learned a lot; and it was great to personally meet the rest of you (jm2375, Myki & sj-macro, Tom Mui, and Mei Ling).


  93. warriorfanny2:

    Kenny Perry (-11) holds a 2-stroke lead after 2 rounds @ TPC Rivers Highlands in the Travelers Championship.
    Perry #7 in the world, #8 in FED EX standing w $2.8 m in pga earnings will be 49 in August.
    Perry has 6 top ten tournaments and won the FBR open earlier in the year.
    eh, these older guyz must be drinkin good water but u can bet it aint from the wellspring as John Daly.


  94. ai-eee-soos:

    Kimberly Kim made the finals.

    Looks like she grew much taller.

    Also, "out grew" her baby face.

    Good Luck Kim Kim.


  95. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    Al & Others:

    The issues surrounding Aloha Stadium are not that complex. The Stadium is owned by the State of Hawai`i, not the University of Hawai`i - although a number of folks have been trying to transfer the ownership over the past several years. Specifically, the Stadium is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Accounting & General Services (DAGS). All revenues currently go into the General Fund

    However, that is in the process of being discussed.

    UH-M is a tenant just the same way that Swap Meet is. Both have representatives at the monthly Authority meetings and both make reports and take part in discussions pertinent to their interests.

    Still, the decision under the existing laws to make changes lies solely in the hands of the Stadium Authority. Neither the Governor nor the Legislature can intervene directly except under very limited circumstances.

    However, because of complaints lodged with a couple of key legislators about public participation, the Authority has made changes to how they conduct their business.

    If there is any interest in finding out ways to be effective in making changes as to How Things Are Done out in Aiea/Pearl City, then please send me your contact information over the next couple of days. Once I get past the Tuesday night fundraiser for the Falls of Clyde - it's pretty much all in my hands - I'll give those of you who are interested some suggestions via e-mail. See below for the address.to send your contact information.

    FROM LAST NIGHT:

    BG:

    If you're still having problems getting permission to record a copyrighted piece, give me a call. I might be able to get you through the private sector bureaucracy. If you've misplaced my phone number, you can get it from Stephen.

    ANYONE UP FOR PRIVATE WATERFRONT SEATS IN DOWNTOWN HONOLULU FOR THE FIREWORKS ON FRIDAY, JULY 3?

    In addition to its first fund-raiser this Tuesday, the Friends of Falls of Clyde will be holding a potluck bbq and fireworks viewing on Friday, July 3 on land next to the ship. People will start to gather around 5 pm and eat starting around 6:30 or so. The fireworks show sponsored by the Aloha Tower Marketplace will start shortly after 8:30 pm.

    Parking and other info about what to bring will be out within the next day or two which I can then pass on to anyone who's interested. I don't want to post it here so please send me an e-mail to swood at hokudotcom. NOTE: This is a family-oriented function although people are welcome to bring beer or wine.

    Unfortunately, the fireworks show in Kailua the next day will not be visible from BayView Golf Course because the ridge separating Kailua from Kane`ohe will block it.


  96. warriorfanny2:

    look, if u guyz want the mj feel get out on the town--from chinatown (the loft) to the waterfront to waikiki, they r splashing mj. saw lots of grey hairs in costume, it dont matter, male or female, youth, middled aged to senior.... MJ touched across all personages and paths. he was adored by all, truly a phenom....my mom taught me to moonwalk as a yougin....it's just a matter of tippin your toes to heels in opposite movements of your feet....wear a pink shirt and red bowtie, a fedora, or red leather jacket....absorb yourself in his mantra and wardrobe....mj is gone but his legacy lives on--he reached across the globe at a time when europe was tearing down its walls--truly a spectacular feat that transcends political boundary and touches universal human spirit.

    But what most people miss is that mj was a superb dancer.
    it was his dancing that thrilled everyone with its robotic movements and snappy drill-like accents.
    his moonwalk creation was genuis as well as his attire.
    his album--thriller, seperated him from his famous family and put him on a level of his own. when he danced in billie jean on the vid and the lights on the sidewalk turned on with each dance step-- he took his pop rock into the unknown.

    here is the orginal vid of billie jean....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=En-cHBv7UpA&feature=channel


  97. BG:

    W-Doc

    Thanks for the offer...but the problem is not getting authorization to record. I already have that. The problem is getting a non-copy protected file that my dvd recorder can burn.


  98. Stephen Tsai:

    While I'm grouchy, I sort of don't like the it's-for-the-keiki approach.
    Every time they try to raise money, they keep saying it's for scholarships, like, if you don't buy a Road Warrior package, well, poor Greg Alexander or Greg Salas doesn't get a scholarship.
    C'mon now.
    Every time I ask folks how the budget went from $16 million to $29 million, nobody says it's because of an increase in scholarship expenses.
    And I don't think it's because of travel, either. Didn't UH cut out charter flights to save money?


  99. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer]:

    COLT WATCH:
    http://tinyurl.com/qr9bev

    "There will be appearances from NFL players Colt Brennan, Davone Bess and Ryan Mouton when event-planning company Excessive Celebrations holds a grand opening at the Shack Waikiki in Waikiki Trade Center next month."


  100. Stephen Tsai:

    wf2
    I think his innovative dancing will be missed.
    Leahey & Leahey were asking folks to list their favorite MJ songs.
    Billie Jean was winning. But Billie Jean wasn't a great song. MJ dancing to Billie Jean made it a great video.
    (By the way, Eddie Van Halen's guitar solo on "Beat It" was really good.)


  101. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer]:

    100 ?


  102. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer]:

    Dang


  103. BG:

    Kekoa

    Micro-burst went out to kekoa22...please roger after receipt

    Pau lunch


  104. WarriorMojo:

    Washington State Cougars Football vs. Hawaii Warriors
    Qwest Field, Seattle, WA Sat, Sep 12, 2009 12:00 AM

    Your Ticket(s)
    Section ; 108
    Row; G
    Seats; 20

    How the heck you got Section 108? I've tried over and over for three weeks and all I ever get is Section 112.


  105. warriorfanny2:

    ST, yo u rock dude w van hallen, now if u can learn to moonwalk without the aid of an ap pedestrial convair u will be my hero!


  106. warriorfanny2:

    c'mon ST, moonwalk instructions--it's easy...see u at level 4!

    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/435646/secret_of_michael_jackson_moonwalk_by_ramady_secret_reveale/


  107. WarriorMojo:

    Well, that was supposed to be a quote in my previous post.

    Anyway, also gotta say that MJ was great, but Prince is better and Stevie Wonder schools both of them so let's keep some perspective on MJ, great though he was. That of course is purely my opinion.


  108. Derek:

    I predict Tuaau end up being a defensive tackle after he puts on some strength and muscle and the natural progression of getting bigger as he matures. Also, what about that lost soul, Christian Vasconsellos. Is he a redshirt, grayshirt, or no shirt? And two missing links.....Gabe Tuata and George Kauwalu!!!! What, no can make da grade? Just wondering along w/ the others mentioned like LaCount, Sula, etc.

    P.S. I wasn't a big MJ fan, but no question about his talent. Unfortunately, his personal side was all screwed up. All those plastic surgeries. I liked him being himself when he was young, like his other brothers. Sadly, for all that money he had, exclamation "had", he was in debt over half a billion dollars. Hopefully, his royalties and his estate can payoff some or all of his creditors. When you think about it, it's a really sad story. Too much fame and money is not too good. You gotta stay grounded. Look at all these pro football players, who after their playing days were over...bankrupt. I think the only people making money are the agents.


  109. Rob25:

    Apparently, all you need to do is be an early round draft pick to set yourself for life. If I were a veteran, I would be bitter about it. I'm surprised that the players' union hasn't done something about it.

    Off topic I know, but thinking about Michael Jackson's lost fortune made me think of the veteran NFL players' predicament.


  110. al:

    cattle call

    guest of honor: jason, the graduate

    wednesday, july 1, 2009
    12:00 pm
    tsukiji market
    all you can eat japanese buffet

    rsvp on the blog or send me an email


  111. al:

    confusing times....

    for me mj will always be michael jordan.


  112. Rob25:

    Ok so my favorite MJ songs:

    1. Thriller
    2. Ben
    3. Heal The World
    4. Man In The Mirror
    5. Bad


  113. HiFlyer:

    al

    MJ vs. mj


  114. Rob25:

    Al...um I think that Jackson was famous earlier than Jordan, but they were both magical to watch.

    I was lucky enough to see Jackson here when he was doing his "Off The Wall" tour. What a performer he was!!


  115. al:

    don't get me wrong....

    as an artist michael jackson was in a class by himself. its just too bad his life's experiences bordered near the bottom. it is unfortunate that so many in the entertainment world have messed up private lives, what is left of it that is, and spend down their wealth trying to keep up with the jones'.


  116. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer]:

    I duuno... trying to keep positive... but MJ, in spite of being a wonderful talent, was not my idea of a role model in life.
    nuff said.


  117. al:

    rob...that is true jackson came before jordan. but, michael jackson was always michael jackson and for me mj was michael jordan.

    btw, one of my favs was that rat song, "ben". if you discover the lyrics and the tone of the song, it kind of symbolized his life.


  118. Rob25:

    Amazing how "Heal The World" is still so appropriate 18 years later!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W61Q-EZ8R7M&feature=channel_page


  119. al:

    lizk...i agree. you can't just look at the cover of the book, what reads between the binders tells the rest of the story.


  120. al:

    rob....the lyrics to many of his songs were almost as if it were telling his life story, although he wasn't the writer, and yet he never listened to what he was singing about.


  121. Stretch:

    al:
    June 26th, 2009 at 12:42 pm
    cattle call
    guest of honor: jason, the graduate
    wednesday, july 1, 2009
    12:00 pm
    tsukiji market
    all you can eat japanese buffet
    rsvp on the blog or send me an email

    I'll be on Oahu that day and would love to have lunch in honor of Jason but need to go support the UH Basketball team at their golf tournament. BTW, is this the lunch when Jason starts paying for himself??


  122. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer]:

    ok... just one more thing... our kids need moral and spiritual "wings" to emerge fully developed from the cocoon of the material world. Too many believe that caterpillarhood is the be all and end all of life.

    MJ- God Bless. The love you are getting now will be your wings and your days of sorrow are no more!


  123. Jason:

    No, this is the CC when Stretch starts paying for me. Just write me a check to cover my costs. ;-)

    That reminds me—al, we still need to figure out something for dinner. C'mon already ...

    I just got a spam e-mail from Maybelline. How come chawan_cut's e-mails are being sent to me? :-P

    Rob25: You get my e-mail from last night?


  124. Rob25:

    Liz -

    I like to think that there are several traits that make up a person's character and not all of them are always redeeming.

    Michael certainly had many faults, whether or not they were of his own doing or experiences in his life molded them. Looking at the positive influence he had to motivate celebrities to get involved with helping those less fortunate, is what I will remember. Whether or not, the accusations were legitimate is for some higher authority to deal with now. His music crossed many boundaries and is relevant today, even among our youth.

    I'm not a Michael Jackson loyalist, but I also wasn't an Elvis groupie (a little before my time, although my daughter is). Michael's death reminds me of Elvis', with many of the same questions surrounding it, the prescription drugs and mystery surrounding their individual lives.

    Just my thoughts!


  125. Kazz:

    When you get down to the meat and potatoes of the entire deal of the Road Warrior gameplan it is greedy. Personally not sure if the word "greed" is completely accurate as opposed to "misguided". We know Koa Anuenue is non-profit, but either they had too much faith in UH fans for road games or they have no clue as to the repercussions of their plan for away games and how it would negatively effect fans or WORSE… how other schools would profit off of UH fans.

    I for one have never had the privilege to go on a road game YET, so I cannot fully understand the frustration a lot of the Tsaikos feel when trying to organize their trips accordingly.

    However I will not make apologies when I say that I think it :mad: SUCKS :mad: that more fans will have to resort to buying tickets from another university for UH away games and having OTHER schools profit off of UH fans, especially when Koa Anuenue's supposed plan for this is to "keep the cupboard full" for scholarship funds for UH athletes. Ultimately it's no one's fault other than those making the decisions.

    In the end it will hurt UH athletics more than helping UH athletics and AGAIN the decision makers are going to have to learn from mistakes.


  126. Rob25:

    Jason - Yes, thank you. Didn't get a chance to read the whole thing yet, but will later this afternoon.


  127. al:

    stretch....just send in your check to the bb team. you not going win anyway.


  128. Rob25:

    Al - I still think that "Ben" may be my favorite!

    Kazz - What I don't like is that they are taking entirely too long and I wonder how many people are throwing their hands up in frustration and deciding against going to away games. Then the Athletic department goes on the radio trying to boost team support, but I've got to believe there are many fans that turn a deaf ear because of previous frustration with their system.

    The good news in all this was that I was able to get Ronnie's three seats moved next to my three seats without going through the same stupid communication as d1!


  129. al:

    rob....#124 well put.


  130. Rob25:

    Now if only I could get Ronnie to move herself closer to me...things would be much better.


  131. al:

    well. robbie girl, seems like only the two of us.


  132. al:

    is its rob or robbie short for roberta?
    ronnie short for veronica?


  133. Kazz:

    Rob25,

    No doubt they took too long as well.

    Everything is all bus up. Their organizational skills is enough to make people with OCD blow a fuse.


  134. Kazz:

    RE: UH ticket office organization.

    Past issues reported by others is what causes me to literally keep a file at my desk for my football season ticket purchases.

    I always keep a photocopy of my receipt and seat requests in a folder along with the carbon copy of the check I wrote along with a printed page of my checking account statement indicating the check cleared.

    Not to mention noting the names of the ticket office people I speak with and the time in which I called.


  135. koakane™:

    r25 get back to work, al take your meds, kazz slow down, jason and stretch do what you need to

    l8tas


  136. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer]:

    Rob25- #124 - great observations.

    Second that Ronnie move motion too!


  137. Stretch:

    koakane™:
    June 26th, 2009 at 1:24 pm
    r25 get back to work, al take your meds, kazz slow down, jason and stretch do what you need to

    I AM doing what I have to do. I am packing my bag and heading to the airport. My weekend is about to begin!!


  138. warriorfanny2:

    c'mon guyz lighten up--if u want a hero--his name is Jesus..

    mj's message wasnt drugs or abuse it was peace and love.
    like the beatles.
    i can think of some notorious rap singers that degrade women, call for suicide, killin, drugs and chaos but never these words uttered by mj.
    im not takin exception to opinion either--we all have diff tastes and moreover there are millions universally that adore mj for his music, dance and warm messages,
    that r not misguided freeks goin through puberty w an attitude.


  139. Rob25:

    My husband is my hero...thank you!


  140. Rob25:

    Kazz: WTH? I know you know what I am talking about!


  141. Kazz:

    Rob25 and Koakane,

    Huh? :shock:


  142. al:

    lizk....ditto


  143. Kazz:

    Optimus Prime is my hero.

    Once Kim Jong il realizes he resides in the U.S. along with Colt Brennan, North Korea will tuck their tails between their legs and back off! :mrgreen:


  144. madeinhawaii:

    My thoughts on anything UH tries to do to make more money.

    If it's not adding a tangible value to the package, don't do it.


  145. Stephen Tsai:

    Princess Leila's video of UH workouts is now posted.


  146. (Jesse)James:

    al...I should be able to attend...


  147. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer]:

    Awesome video! Nice to see the Wahine working out too!


  148. al:

    wahine?
    i thought was some new slotbacks.

    joking


  149. C rM:

    Rumor has it.
    Jackson faked his death. Changed his appearance and identity. Lives in a foreign country where Tupac is, and is starting a new record label.


  150. Stephen Tsai:

    One bad thing about the demise of media guides is that UH will no longer have the Wall of Shame.
    In the locker room, they hang pictures of players alongside their celebrity lookalikes.
    My picture once hung next to Kim Jong's.


  151. Stephen Tsai:

    C rM:
    I still think Tupac's alive. I mean, three CDs were released after his death. And he was cremated really fast. Hmmm....


  152. jojo ®:

    al - if I finish my drawings, count me in on Wednesday. If I don't finish, I won't be there.


  153. C rM:

    ST
    Tupac is somewhere in England. His hits been playing a lot there.

    Creamation before murder investigation is fishy.
    Tupac is in witness protection for ratting out rap association with gang warfare.


  154. chawan_cut:

    i think tupac is tes whitlock's alter ego


  155. chawan_cut:

    Jason,
    i'm not sending you any emails. don't you start now....


  156. (Jesse)James:

    ST....personally, I think you look more like Kim Sung Il


  157. Kazz:

    Tupac Shakur will return with Christopher "Biggie Smallz" Wallace on December 21, 2012 to perform at the newly-revived Lilith Fair.

    The new duo will perform alongside with Sarah McLaughlin with their remake of "Hey, Jude".


  158. chawan_cut:

    oh, and since the national media and sports don't really pay attention to UH basketball, its a good witness protection program for tupa, i mean tes. heh.


  159. Jason:

    chawan_cut: I'm not saying that you're sending me anything, I'm saying they are being sent to me instead of you by mistake.


  160. Kazz:

    chawan_cut:

    June 26th, 2009 at 3:37 pm
    oh, and since the national media and sports don't really pay attention to UH basketball, its a good witness protection program for tupa, i mean tes. heh.

    Not to mention it's a good hiding place to get away from locals too as a lot of local people can't even figure out who our starting QB is, but they can go on and on about the 50 greatest NFL players of all time... :roll:


  161. chawan_cut:

    jason,
    are you saying i need makeup? i think you got me mistaken for your other friend k-m.


  162. Rob25:

    Oh oh, Jason and Chawan are gonna beef!


  163. chawan_cut:

    rob25,
    no worries, i'm non violent. i just yell loud at games.


  164. Kazz:

    Give me a "J"!!!

    "J" you got yo "J"!!! You got yo "J"!!!

    Give me a "E"!!!

    "E" you got yo "E"!!! You got yo "E"!!!

    Give me a "T"!!!

    "T" you got yo "T"!!! You got yo "T"!!!

    Give me a "T"!!!

    "T" you got yo "T"!!! You got yo "T"!!!

    WHAT DOES THAT SPELL????

    JETT!

    WOT?!?!?!?!?

    JETT!!!

    Hehehehe… HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JETT JASPER!!! :mrgreen:

    (I think I had too much sugar today.)


  165. Rob25:

    Chawan:

    Maybe you can throw down the Lego gauntlet.

    Kazz:

    You do know that ramen contains carbs...right? I gotta watch out for you tonight!


  166. chawan_cut:

    that was a great video of the guys training at the beach.
    you can't get that in oregon or south bend.


  167. Ralph:

    ST next to Kim Jong? what about your alter ego William Hung?


  168. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer]:

    OK- time to WHOOSH!

    Have a great weekend, erryone!


  169. BG:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JETT !!!

    Your kind of loyalty and attitude goes a loooong way!!!


  170. Loa:

    afternoon gang!

    favorite mj song - the one w/ eddie van halen

    al - #110 - what was the email just in case


  171. Loa:

    roysan16 - #49 - some would say wahiawa is ghettho :lol:


  172. Loa:

    Leila - thanks for the video


  173. Loa:

    al - #110 - neva mind, i get em from the pink power pictures


  174. d1島:

    Great video Princess. Mahalo!

    Looked like a terrific workout. Did everyone run back to school after that?


  175. Loa:

    d1 - those balls look kinda heavy


  176. Sinope:

    MADEINHAWAII: "My thoughts on anything UH tries to do to make more money.

    If it's not adding a tangible value to the package, don't do it."

    As I understand it (and maybe I am wrong), if I buy x amount of tickets at the opponent's ticket office which has a handling fee of say $5.00 and say we are talking about 1000 tickets, it means we are giving the opponents $5,000 to support their team.

    Now, if the UH box office people get on the stick and service our people promptly, efficiently and timely, the "service" fee (assuming it goes to the athletic office) means we are "donating" $5,000 to our team.

    And I would think it would be better to give the money to our team than to theirs!

    Of course this presupposes that the UH box office will service our people promptly, efficiently and timely - but maybe that is presupposing too much!


  177. wafan:

    dj . . .

    Please e-mail me at wafan atcomcast periodnet.

    ASAP, please.

    Thanks!


  178. Kekoa:

    BG ~ Micro-burst received 5/5, key setting on wrong date. Came in sounding like Donald Duck!


  179. d1島:

    Loa,

    They sure do...but some guys tossing 'em around pretty good! :-)


  180. wafan:

    Like i said yesterday, I think the UH people have come to believe they are diong the right thing just because people do not have any other choice in Hawai'i. With only one ticket source what are the alternatives?

    Anywhere else (UH away games) there are multiple ticket sources that are extremely organized and communicate well. In fact, they usually charge less than what the UH is trying to extort. $50 for the right to purchase four tickets? Then add a $10 fee/ticket plus the price of the ticket. Are these people crazy?

    While I am all for supporting the Warriors with a donation I do not respond well to extortion. The Road Warrior plan is extortion that would work IF there were only one ticket source. They made a big mistake. There are at least four other ticket sources available for the WSU game and who knows how many for the UNLV game.


  181. Stephen Tsai:

    Sinope:
    I think the handling fee already is built into the cost.
    This is a fee on a fee, I believe.


  182. Stephen Tsai:

    Re: road tickets.
    The plan is good only if UH takes a firm stand. If there are 2,500 tickets, and 1,200 are purchased through the plan, then they should return the 1,300. Either everybody pays a fee — through the plan or by being a sponsor or by joining a booster club — or nobody pays.


  183. Stretch:

    Who is taller, ST or Kim Jong Il??


  184. d1島:

    @tweet


  185. d1島:

    Which one is "Ill'er"?


  186. madeinhawaii:

    Ah.. handling fees on handling fees...

    wonder who keeps those fees?

    Who charges for the adminstration costs and ultimately what does the Athletic department get per $5.00?


  187. Mike:

    >>Anyway, also gotta say that MJ was great, but Prince is better and Stevie Wonder schools both of them so let's keep some perspective on MJ, great though he was. That of course is purely my opinion.

    Totally agree with Mojo on this one.

    BTW, no confirmation yet that Courtney Love killed MJ.


  188. Kazz:

    I never understood the whole "fainting" thing when Michael Jackson was at the peak of his world-wide popularity.

    Then again, I was never a 12 year-old girl.


  189. Committed Road Warrior:

    I share everyone's feelings about the new UH Road Warrior Package ticket plan thingy. As was previously noted, this is simply a fee on top of a fee and is something that even I will not subscribe to.

    Last season I went to four of the six UH road games. The Road Warrior ticket plan would work out well if UH actually sold out their entire allotment of road game tickets on a regular basis.....but as it stands right now we don't even get half of them sold unless it's Vegas or a big-time BCS venue.

    There are some venues in the WAC where attendance is so bad that you can literally walk up and buy your tickets near (or even in) the UH section 10-20 minutes before kickoff. This is what I did for last year's NMSU game in Las Cruces. What's the use of the Road Warrior plan if the road team will still have good kine seats near the UH section in the hours/minutes leading to kickoff?


  190. Jason:

    Testing ...


  191. Jason:

    Okay, so where did everybody go?


  192. wafan:

    I am still here. But, fading fast!


  193. mp:

    just got through watching leila's video on fb team working out. just wondering who were those wahine working out with them. right on. keep up the good work.


  194. wafan:

    Must be band practice, or a hot dart tournament.


  195. wafan:

    al . . .

    A definite maybe for July 1.

    Need to see how many feet mom's list is for me.


  196. wafan:

    Done for the night!

    See you all in the morning.


  197. Garret:

    Colomaohana,

    Thank you for your post #67. We had a great time and learned a lot. It was really nice that our tour guide was someone who lived on the plantations at Lapahoehoe (and even went to school with) my Mom and the rest of her siblings.

    My only complaint is that we had to get there at 10:45am and the tour ended after 1pm and no food was provided! Luckily, my Mom made spam musubi for my family...I don't know how I could have walked and listened to the tour guide for 2+ hours without any food during lunch time!


  198. Garret:

    lava,

    Regarding your post #73, I think that the Road Warrior program is mainly for Warrior fans who live on the mainland. They are the ones that mainly travel to UH's road games in San Jose and other places. This is not to discourage people from going to games at Aloha Stadium, the mainland Warrior fans want to be able to get tickets to support the team at their road games!

    It would be really sad if Warrior fans on the mainland have to go through the other school's ticket office to get tickets, giving them the extra money instead of UH.


  199. Garret:

    Thinking about it, the timing for the Road Warrior program is off. If they did this in some year that UH played a Florida or USC on the road, the package would be more attractive because UH fans would know that those ticket allotments would sell out!

    Also, if UH didn't sell out of the tickets to games like that, the fans of the other team would happily pay the $50 and $10 per ticket fees to be able to get seats at Florida or USC. That would rack up some big $$$ for UH.


  200. MeiLing:

    I'll bet there's a back room dart tournament going on... :))

    Princess,

    Mahalo for the video! I am curious as to who the wahine were working out w/ the guys. Hope they were our basketball players.


  201. Ralph:

    since Meiling mentioned basketball, Ferd posted that Dana is about 5'4, ST and I had a different perception of her height - 5'3 or 5'7....coach Dana needs a post coach period, teaching footwork, the #4 and #5 learning to work with their back to the basket, getting physical with the post player to give them a good work out, etc..hard to do with a munchkin...maybe Mufi and volunteer his time


  202. Ralph:

    and=can


  203. jm2375:

    al - definite maybe for Wednesday for me too.


  204. Ralph:

    K-State announced its non conference basketball schedule, how close is the UH at completing its schedule...aware of the Diamond Head Classic but that was done through ESPN...early scheduling allows time to market and sell tickets over a longer haul, especially for road games to book transportation, hotel, etc...


  205. Ralph:

    Al i'll be there on wednesday, i just hope i can find something i can eat- not into japanese food...


  206. roysan16:

    mp, MeiLing talked about Leila's video (look on bottom right hand corner of warrior beat), so of course it piqued my interest, especially when they mentioned about a wahine practicing with the team.

    UH football team beach workouts

    Excellent video Leila. In a on camera interview UH strength coach Heffernan explains how having a workout at the beach breaks the monotony. I watched the players as they were going thru drills that they would normally do back at campus. And it was all out efforts, which really surprised me. I noticed how each player exerted a lot of enthusiasm and energy into their workout. I would have thought the workout, especially at the beach would be mixed with RR. But no... noticed how the players were working up a sweat. Good job team. A deserved red plum for you guys. About the girl practicing with the team, the one with the red top and black shorts...now she had some moves...wow... a deserved red plum to her, too.


  207. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer!:

    Hiya!

    Dang, missed wafan.

    Just got my hair done...

    If you can't kill the grey- just go with it. Remember how they said orientals look young and then suddenly they look old?
    Just call me Cruella... :lol:


  208. el guapo:

    Pete Newell was about 6-2


  209. Ralph:

    6'2 is a lot better than 5'3, but everything is relative...the men he worked with were a lot taller and were truly big men..from what I remember, Newell spent a lot of time working on footwork and movement...not much mentioned about teaching shooting skills.


  210. Garret:

    Princess,

    Awesome video once again! I really enjoyed watching the beach workout, and that is something that should especially resonate with recruits due to the unique nature of the workout. Getting variety in their routine is a great way to keep motivation high and should pay off on the field this season.


  211. Garret:

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

    This 16-year-old girl stopped aging when she was 4-year-old, with doctors unable to figure out why. She is the size of an infant with a mental capacity of a toddler, looking like a 6-month-old child. Researchers are trying to figure out why her body is immune to the growth hormone.


  212. Garret:

    Classified information about big defense contracts between the Pentagon, DHS, and Northrop was obtained by a group of Canadian journalism student–they bought it for $40 in Ghana. Northrop asked for the hard drive but the students refused.


  213. Garret:

    Invisibility cloak could hide buildings from earthquakes–the “earthquake cloak” would enable the buildings to avoid the effects of a major earthquake.


  214. Garret:

    Tiny virus-sized capsules can deliver drugs and other materials with almost 100% efficiency to targeted cells in the bloodstream.


  215. Garret:

    Remote-controlled glider hit 392 mph!


  216. Garret:

    Free play links pau.


  217. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer!:

    Mahalo, Garret-
    Nitey Nite and Sweet Warrior Dreams!


  218. Garret:

    Article about how Ryan Mouton is one of 3 rookies that have a chance to play right away for the Titans.

    Kenny Britt. Ryan Mouton. Gerald McRath.

    For various reasons, those three rookies appear to have the opportunity to make the quickest impact for the Titans this season.

    Mouton will contribute as a backup cornerback and nickelback, adding depth to both positions. He will also compete for various roles on special teams, including return man.

    Mouton's locker at Baptist Sports Park is next to fifth-year pro Vincent Fuller, who is teaching him the intricacies of the nickelback position — for example, how to check down and read quarterbacks and how to play against certain offensive schemes.

    "A lot of times, a lot of things that you learn on this level, if you would have had that (knowledge) in college, you would have been able to make a couple more plays," said Mouton, who had 43 tackles and one interception last season at Hawaii.

    "We felt like he was a guy who could possibly come in here and give us some depth in the secondary, as well as help us immediately on special teams," defensive backs coach Marcus Robertson said. "He's a very explosive guy, very physical tackler and he's got a little bit of knowledge of the game."

    Mouton's top impact, barring an injury to Fuller or starting cornerbacks Cortland Finnegan and Nick Harper, likely will be as a gunner on special teams, taking the pressure off safety Michael Griffin.


  219. Garret:

    Example of the work ethic required to play in the NFL.

    One of his biggest lessons separated college football from the NFL. McRath saw many of his veteran teammates arrive at Baptist Sports Park around 6 a.m. and not leave until 5 p.m. or later.

    "It's not come in, get your practice, get your lift," he said. "This is an all-day thing. It's a full-time job."


  220. Garret:

    Back to work...


  221. Garret:

    Good night Liz! I can go to sleep after finishing the goal I set for today on my proposal. Societal Impact and Commercialization Strategy sections...not the most fun things to write!


  222. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    Re Tsukiji's - is there any other option other than the buffet? If not, what's the cost? The only time I ever ate there was before I got religion so I don't remember if there were any vegetarian options. Since I'm already committed to paying for food I'm not going to eat on the Fourth of July - more for the rest of you - doing the same thing four days earlier is not good for the pocketbook.

    Hopefully both buffets will have plenty desserts.

    For those of you with complaints about ticket packages & options, please read my earlier comments about Stadium Authority issues. If there is any interest in finding out ways to be effective in making changes, the same strategies & tactics will work here as well. Contact info is the same.

    Nightall -


  223. al ™:

    cattle call

    guest of honor: jason, the graduate

    wednesday, july 1, 2009
    12:00 pm
    tsukiji market
    all you can eat japanese buffet

    rsvp on the blog or send me an email

    including any maybe's those with verbal commitments

    ralph
    jm2375
    (j)j
    wafan
    jojo
    pride.
    al


  224. al ™:

    tsukiji market

    http://www.tsukijifishmarket.com/flash.htm


  225. Psychologist Brisbane:

    This is one of his biggest lessons separated college football McRath saw many of his veteran teammates arrive at Baptist Sports Park around 6 a.m. and not leave until 5 p.m. or later.


  226. HiFlyer:

    al - I'll be there


  227. HiFlyer:

    what happened no late night report of the darts tournament tonight.


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