Thursday night lights

August 27th, 2009
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The Warriors had their first — and only — dress rehearsal under the Aloha Stadium lights tonight. Middle linebacker Brashton Satele made an emotional appearance after returning from L.A., where he underwent season-ending shoulder surgery. But defensive tackle Chris Leatigaga suffered what appeared to be a severe knee injury.

Twilight

Twilight

QBs get ready

QBs get ready

Princess Leila gets ready

Princess Leila gets ready

Cornerback Lewis Walker

Cornerback Lewis Walker

Referee Frank White came out of retirement.

Referee Frank White came out of retirement.

John Estes throws

John Estes throws

Estes, Aaron Rink

Estes, Aaron Rink

Walker breaks up pass to Mike Tinoco

Walker breaks up pass to Mike Tinoco

Satele

Satele

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Linebacker Cory Daniel has not practiced for more than a week after contracting pneumonia.

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BFFs:

bff

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Hey, we had a fire drill yesterday. OK, minor problem, no alarm. (Since fixed, by the way.) But here are my cohorts:

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273 Responses to “Thursday night lights”

  1. sjmacro:

    1? go warriors


  2. BIGWAVE96744:

    morning ST & SJ..
    Have a blessed day everyone


  3. LizKauai (We are FAMILY!):

    tree or four


  4. Stephen Tsai:

    Mornin' ... or late morning.
    Gee, if this were a regular day, practice would be over in 10 minutes.


  5. LizKauai (We are FAMILY!):

    Repost:
    ok- back at work- just a fast shout out to all the people who made last night so special. The players said it best when asked why they were playing for Hawaii (and many came from the mainland) ... HAWAII IS OUR FAMILY!

    It was really cool to see the diversity represented by OUR WARRIORS. From the hobbits (you know who you are) to the thin air breathers, the mighty mini speedsters to the immovable objects, ALL are WARRIORS. ALL are our OHANA. Gentlemen, your AUNTIES and the other fans SALUTE YOU!


  6. LizKauai (We are FAMILY!):

    Hi ST!


  7. haka:

    Needa fix
    Chomp'n at the bit
    Go Warriors!
    VB tomorrow!
    Go Wahine!


  8. cheepono:

    top 10!

    cheeponoooooo.


  9. Stephen Tsai:

    Things you see when you're home in the morning: "Steve," Jerry Springer's security leader, is a spokesman for a gold-for-cash company.


  10. BIGWAVE96744:

    speaking of Cory, small kid time I used to shoot hoops with his pops, Vaughn... He was @Castle and I was @Kaneohe Elementary... I thought he was 7 feet tall back then :)

    Cory's aunty Verli was a year older than me.. Some of you from 96744 may know their Ohana.

    I think Vaughn was around the age of Ransen Borges and Alvis Satele's oldest bro Sefo


  11. Stephen Tsai:

    Hey — boing! — it just dawned on me why you use 96744.


  12. jm2375:

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Top 15!

    OK, back to work. bbl


  13. Stephen Tsai:

    I guess I'm ST96734 from the 808 who was born in the 212.


  14. Slugger:

    Hope Cory gets well soon.


  15. LizKauai (We are FAMILY!):

    COLT GLIMPSE:
    The Ice Tub:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdL68cUUb7g&feature=player_embedded


  16. Stephen Tsai:

    Now, if we can only figure out why jm uses 2375.
    Hmm. Pin number?
    Secruity box number where she's storing millions of dollars?
    Number of vacation days left ...?


  17. Stephen Tsai:

    By the way, in conjunction with the Hilton, we're having a contest starting, maybe, next week. It depends on whether our folks figure out how to run a decent fire drill first.


  18. LizKauai (We are FAMILY!):

    I'm, LK96796 from the 808 who was born in the 212 raised in the 414


  19. koakane™:

    morning all

    st will the practice at the stadium be open to public


  20. cheepono:

    wassup bw. if you think uncle vaughn is big, you should see the brothers on his wife's (aunty leina) side....


  21. koakane™:

    2375 date of birth, month and year (?) just guessing


  22. Stretch:

    ST - are you going to do a WB show from LV Tuesday Sept 15??


  23. Stretch:

    koakane™:
    August 27th, 2009 at 8:56 am
    2375 date of birth, month and year (?) just guessing

    go back drink more coffee and wake up.


  24. letsgowarriors:

    hope destin stewart doesnt see todays article on sila lefiti...lol


  25. koakane™:

    not time for power nap yet

    why would this not work?


  26. Stephen Tsai:

    And let's not forget that Lefiti, after earning a 3.0 GPA in 2007, was then allowed to go to the Sugar Bowl as part of the team.


  27. LizKauai (We are FAMILY!):

    Last night we got a lot of feedback about Coach Mack's ACADEMICS focus for the players- especially helping the freshmen adjust to football and classes.

    OUTSTANDING!!!


  28. Stephen Tsai:

    Stretch:
    Leila just received approval to go to Vegas, but she doesn't get there until the Thursday before the game. It is our hope to do shows from there Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
    Well, unless, I hit MegaBucks.
    Then I'll just fly our 10s of viewers to Vegas, and we'll all just have lunch. And dinner. And, if we remember, we'll go to the game.


  29. Stephen Tsai:

    What was the turnout for last night's event?


  30. Pomai:

    #11 Good one ST. ROTFLMAO


  31. KapoleiWarrior:

    letsgowarriors:

    I was thinking the same thing. What, Mack couldn't go to bat for Destin the way JJ did for Sila? I really hope this deal with Destin wasn't just a charade to get a high profile transfer a scholie.


  32. SteveM:

    Good morning everyone!

    Koakane (re: #25) -- it could work. We just don't have the secret higher math formula to translate. :|


  33. letsgowarriors:

    like i said thats my belief.

    think about it, what recruit would u cut loose? we dont recruit in OK very often, if at all. not too mention it works out since he didnt meet UH requirements. we sure as hell aint gonna burn bridges w/ LB Poly or any local schools.


  34. koakane™:

    steveM need to call you what is a good time for you?


  35. las vegas:

    Ummm,
    LV from the 89183 or the 89123 or the 89109 or the 96815 or the 96824 or the 96814 or the 96825 or the 03 area code (tokyo) also from 06 (osaka) the 052 (nagoya) to the 092 (fukuoka)back to 96825 over to 96822 to whatever the heck okinawa is,
    back to 0425 (yamanashi) the 571, the 808 and finally Camp Zama
    \Did I miss some?


  36. las vegas:

    9/19 Game day bus reservations
    Checks recvd for bus 9/19
    5 A-House/808UHF
    2 Wafan
    2 SteveM
    2 D1Shima
    1 LizKauai
    2 Mana Alohi
    2 SJ/Myki
    2 A-Joe/Sports
    7 Lost Hawaiian
    2 Midnight
    4 las vegas
    2 Uku @ LA
    2 Frank 25
    9 Ronnie
    1 Garret
    1 Kekoa
    If you sent a check and are not on this list, pls contact me
    4 702WN
    1 Rich2176
    2 Brew 808
    4 BNS/57

    Last chance fo ride da bus


  37. Stephen Tsai:

    I'm not sure if this has anything to do with the administration or not, but for some reason, I recall that JJ was allowed to bring in a certain number of borderline students. They weren't allowed to play right away — like Pisa Tinoisamoa and Melila Purcell III — but they didn't have to sit out two years, either. By borderline, I mean they lacked a core class (usually Algebra II or an equivalent English class). Almost all of the special admits earned degrees.


  38. Stephen Tsai:

    I've never really gotten the full story on Stewart.
    I do know that the coaches were upset that he wasn't admitted. They really wanted him.


  39. LizKauai (We are FAMILY!):

    #29 - according to Coach Mack - around 300.


  40. letsgowarriors:

    pisa and melila were partial qualifiers i think. back when the ncaa used to allow that. they have a similar situation to blaze and kalilimoku going the hpu route. has something to do with progress on your degree to get your 4th year back.


  41. Stephen Tsai:

    I think Las Vegas needed a "1-" or a "0-1" before some of those numbers.


  42. Stephen Tsai:

    Well, JJ was able to get some players into school, but he couldn't get any new carpet or soap.
    Give and take, I guess.


  43. koakane™:

    las vegas

    sent check if you did not get it I will send another.


  44. Stephen Tsai:

    Well I married my dream girl
    I married my dream girl
    But she didn't tell me her credit was bad
    So now instead of living in a pleasant suburb
    We're living in the basement at her mom and dad's.

    No we can't get a loan
    For a respectable home
    Just because my girl defaulted on an old credit card
    If we'd gone to free credit report dot com
    I'd be a happy bachelor with a dog and a yard.


  45. letsgowarriors:

    lol, well now that we got soap, carpet, bike and fieldturf we can worry about talent from now on...haha.


  46. Stephen Tsai:

    They say a man should always dress
    For the job he wants, so
    Why'm I dressed up like a pirate
    In this restaurant?
    It's all because some hacker
    Stole my identity
    Now I'm in here every evening
    Serving chowder and iced tea

    Shoulda gone to:
    Free credit report dot com

    Yee-haa!

    I coulda seen this coming at me like an atom bomb
    They monitor your credit and send you email alerts
    So you don't end up selling fish to tourists in T-shirts


  47. las vegas:

    koakane™,
    Last name A'i ?
    Was it for the bus?
    How many?
    if just one, I got your check


  48. Stephen Tsai:

    Next party I throw, I'm hiring the Free Credit Report Band.


  49. FloridaTed:

    Oh, oh, what's wrong with the Tsai-Meister? He's reciting weird commercial lyrics........


  50. las vegas:

    9/19 Game day bus reservations
    Checks recvd for bus 9/19
    5 A-House/808UHF
    2 Wafan
    2 SteveM
    2 D1Shima
    1 LizKauai
    2 Mana Alohi
    2 SJ/Myki
    2 A-Joe/Sports
    7 Lost Hawaiian
    2 Midnight
    4 las vegas
    2 Uku @ LA
    2 Frank 25
    9 Ronnie
    1 Garret
    1 Kekoa
    1 Koakane
    If you sent a check and are not on this list, pls contact me
    4 702WN
    1 Rich2176
    2 Brew 808
    4 BNS


  51. duffer (iPhone):

    Hey ST

    where are you broadcasting from in LV?

    If you need help email or call. We can use one of the Boyd venues.


  52. FloridaTed:

    Man, I'm chomping at the bits for this season to get going......


  53. (Jesse) James:

    las vegas...I sent a check last week too...you should have gotten it....let me know though...


  54. KapoleiWarrior:

    Its a good sign that the coaches were upset. Makes me lean away from the conspiracy theory. But there really should be some leeway from upper campus for those that meet NCAA requirements and Mack considers to be good risks.


  55. wafan:

    #44

    What is Mr. Tsai trying to tell us? Does Mrs. Tsai know?


  56. las vegas:

    (Jesse) James,
    How much and what for?
    I have your name written down, but for what?

    The Collins house hold has been eating very well this past week
    We were able to buy the dogs steaks for their birthdays
    I wonder why


  57. wafan:

    F-Ted . . .

    Man, please do not tell us whose bits you are chomping while waiting for the season to begin.

    KM might get jealous!

    Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!


  58. las vegas:

    F-Ted,
    Thats bad for your teeth, esp with european dentistry


  59. las vegas:

    I like the credit report band too, though the old lady is scary


  60. wafan:

    Almost forgot. Sorry!

    Good morning, all!!!

    Looks like it will be a nice day.


  61. Stephen Tsai:

    Sorry, I'm home today, so I was watching TV, and the freecreditreport commericial keeps popping up. The songs are addicting.
    But, no, I'm not living in a basement nor selling T-shirts to tourists.


  62. jm2375:

    ST - I've explained it at least twice. I'll just let everyone guess. It's not my birthdate.


  63. Stephen Tsai:

    We had a debate at practice.
    They keep telling players to get "on the hop."
    So, what's the hop? And why do you get on it?
    Conversely, we debated, what's a schneid, and why do you get off it?


  64. Stephen Tsai:

    2375 = number of times gets asked about it.


  65. wafan:

    I wonder how many would be willing to have work wearing a pirate hat or medieval clothing? I know a bunch of kids who would be willing to do so. Heck, I know a bunch of adults, too!


  66. koakane™:

    thanks LV and it was for one only.


  67. las vegas:

    Honerable Mr. Tsai,
    Found this,

    The band isn't a real band. The "lead singer" is a French Canadian guy named Eric Violette. I don't the the names of the others in the "band". You can check it out here http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26061279


  68. koakane™:

    wafan you like meet for pow wow session?


  69. koakane™:

    LV read the same and he just lip sink cause of his heavy Canadian accent


  70. las vegas:

    Honorable


  71. wafan:

    KK . . .

    Waiting for delivery today between noon and 2:30.


  72. las vegas:

    Darn Frenchies !
    I want my freedom fries!


  73. las vegas:

    BTW
    Can I see the upcoming home games on my computer?
    Anybody know whats going on this year?
    Is HTel broadcasting this year? At least it was better than nothing


  74. Stephen Tsai:

    On a side note, the freecreditreport ads were produced by the same agency that did the Geico cavemen and gecko ads.


  75. jm2375:

    anyone listen to call the coach show last night? I was driving home at the very beginning of the show, but all I could get was static... hope they resolve the problems by next week.


  76. las vegas:

    THe cavemen tv series was lousy, Flintstones was better


  77. las vegas:

    jm,
    buy a new car with better reception


  78. djmitcho:

    Anyone needing a ticket for the UNLV game in the Rich2176 section let me know since I have one available because I can't make it to the bright lights of sin city.


  79. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Good Morning Gangeez! :)

    Well, after two weeks in construction hell, today is the last day that the concrete fixing guys will be using hydraulic cement chipping noise making equipment on my lanai which is two feet from where I am posting this.

    Glory Halleluiah!


  80. las vegas:

    dj,
    If you get no takers, send it to me
    I'm sure I can find a neighbor kid who would love to go
    lv


  81. las vegas:

    DPK,
    Huh???


  82. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Good thing I don't think very often... because I wouldn't be able to hear myself do so right about now.

    lv-
    They are repairing the concrete spalding(sic?) on my building's lanais and walkways. The work is being done on just the other side of my sliding lanai door.


  83. TChahng [오키나와]:

    las vegas,

    Okinawa is the 098. :)


  84. Slugger:

    wafan ~

    Got some tix for you....


  85. Slugger:

    DPK,

    Spalling is a result of water entering brick, concrete or natural stone and forcing the surface to peel, pop out or flake off.

    Put yer earplugs in.

    las vegas-san,

    Howdy!

    W-Doc, Mahalo for the fuutball dictionary of terms. Don't know if it'll help me. It sorta flies over my head. Did you get to toss the football around last night? Coach Ron kept giving me more chances; I can't throw a spiral. Good ting I don't play.

    Laters, peoples.


  86. Rob25:

    Stephen Tsai:

    August 27th, 2009 at 8:48 am
    Hey — boing! — it just dawned on me why you use 96744.

    Geez, so anything really cryptic would just go WAY over your head.


  87. (Jesse) James:

    las vegas...check was for the bus....let me know if/when you get it.


  88. SteveM:

    I see my ship has hoisted the P (papa) flag... gotta hele. :)


  89. (Jesse) James:

    So why does Rob25 use 25??? Is that her age???


  90. lava:

    Who at UH can step up and be proactive about doing away with considering the standardized test essay for entry (versus placement)?

    Putting up a such hurdle, when we are the only school in the country apparently to do so, is asinine, especially considering that Hawaii leads the nation in multi-lingual families (I'm saying we have the most without really knowing whether that is true, but since it bolsters my argument I'm going with it, lol).

    So, who da guy to take on this mission and simplify entry to UH? Maybe Tuioti and Donovan should knock on some doors.


  91. Rob25:

    (J)J: YES!!!


  92. PowderPuff:

    Re #17 - ST, thanks. It's moving forward, keep your fingers crossed. We promise, no dance studio-type accommodations, but you can bring your stuff in a trash bag, if you want.


  93. LizKauai (We are FAMILY!):

    #77... rotflmho !!! :lol:


  94. LizKauai (We are FAMILY!):

    TChahng [오키나와]: are we going to see you at a T-gate this year???

    Re last night: The most impressive thing for me was Coach Mack's explanation on how they prepare for each opponent. Most of it boggled my brain but left me feeling very good about the process.

    The next coolest thing was how the players interacted with their aunties on the field. Get good attitudes, man. Good attitudes. Says a lot about their moms.

    GOOD JOB, MOMS!


  95. wafan:

    25? Why would she list her son's age?


  96. las vegas:

    (Jesse) James,
    Ok you have a seat on the bus, Thanks

    TChahng [오키나와]:
    Thanks

    Slugger:
    Howzit!


  97. las vegas:

    25?
    maybe my IQ?


  98. wafan:

    The jm1234 mystery.

    Where is Brew?


  99. wafan:

    (J)J . . .

    Maybe you should have sent in the full amount then you would have a seat IN the bus.


  100. wafan:

    Slugger . . .

    Responded to your e-mail.

    Liz . . .

    Thank you!


  101. LizKauai (We are FAMILY!):

    COLT WATCH:

    http://www.redskins.com/gen/articles/Collins_Keeps_On_Ticking_47999.jsp

    "With consistent offensive line play, Collins believes the Redskins’ offense is primed to make some big plays in the passing game this year.

    As for the quarterback currently trailing him on the Redskins depth chart, Collins believes that Colt Brennan will develop into a good player in the NFL.

    “He always seems to have the knack for big plays, and he’s kind of a play-maker sort of [quarterback],” Collins says. “When he’s playing, he plays with confidence.”


  102. BIGWAVE96744:

    2475 = 24 total points scored in the 4 loses in 1975..
    oh wait... Suppose to be 23.... :(


  103. wafan:

    lurker . . .

    You must enjoy it since you lurk and you have watched the zoo keeper feed the sheep.

    Just do not turn your back on a few of the zoo keeper's "friends".


  104. False Cracks:

    lurker,

    if it's so boring over here. go baa baa baack where you came from and get the 'flock' out of here......just a thought


  105. Bulla:

    dpk,

    how loud was it, that's pretty close to be doing 'chipping' work....speaking about chips......we need some dip for the 'dips' running around the blog


  106. Bulla:

    hey,

    virgin wool comes from ugly sheep...think i read that in LV one night....


  107. Committed Road Warrior:

    las vegas #73 ~

    This linkie might serve you well:
    https://secure.oceanic.com/Streaming/


  108. TChahng [오키나와]:

    Aunty LizK, IDK. I like go to one season game, but looks like the Hawaii Bowl is the only game I will definitely attend.


  109. las vegas:

    CRW,
    Thanks


  110. another lurker:

    #102

    Well put. Ty for speaking up.


  111. las vegas:

    What zoo has sheep?


  112. las vegas:

    Does that zoo also have cats in cages?


  113. las vegas:

    Maybe mice in itty bitty enclosures with a moat around them to protect bystanders.


  114. UKU@LA:

    Re-#62-JM2375
    Your weight 237 n a half pounds.
    Tsaikos its really a fun day!

    MANEO !!!


  115. las vegas:

    Weather for 9/19 in LV
    Hi 105
    Lo 80

    est for 20:00 92 game start
    est for 23:30 80 game end


  116. las vegas:

    UKU,
    Maybe she weighs 237 and is 5' tall


  117. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Slugger:
    August 27th, 2009 at 10:43 am

    DPK,

    Spalling is a result of water entering brick, concrete or natural stone and forcing the surface to peel, pop out or flake off.

    Put yer earplugs in.

    ______________________________________________________

    They're in. If I could just stop the floor from shaking...


  118. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    baa baaaa baa


  119. las vegas:

    Checks recvd for bus 9/19
    5 A-House/808UHF
    2 Wafan
    2 SteveM
    2 D1Shima
    1 LizKauai
    2 Mana Alohi
    2 SJ/Myki
    2 A-Joe/Sports
    7 Lost Hawaiian
    2 Midnight
    4 las vegas
    2 Uku @ LA
    2 Frank 25
    9 Ronnie
    1 Garret
    1 Kekoa
    1 Koakane
    1 (J)J
    If you sent a check and are not on this list, pls contact me
    4 702WN
    1 Rich2176
    2 Brew 808
    4 BNS

    I think this is up to date


  120. las vegas:

    DPK, were you trying this?

    Ah, ba ba ba ba bahwawa ann
    Ba ba ba ba bahbawa ann

    Oh bahwawa ann, take my hand
    bahwawa ann
    You got me rockin and a-rollin
    Rockin and a-reelin
    bahwawa ann ba ba
    Ba bahwawaw ann


  121. Kaimuki Kid:

    I lurk and read what I want to read and skip over what I don't want to read. It's a free country and you can express whatever opinions that you want but whether or peole read them, it is really up to them. If it is boring to you skip it nobody is making you read it. I am here so I must be interested in what is being said here right? Is it September 4th yet? GO! Warriors!


  122. Kaimuki Kid:

    I actually like the little slices of life that peppers this blog...Even the cat / dog fights are somewhat entertaining...Hang loose everyone! Football is right around the corner and i can't wait. Go! Warriors!


  123. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Yes, Mr. Vegas, that's precisely what I was trying to do, and then I realized that I didn't know the words.


  124. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    *DPK gives the blog a "sheepish" grin* :)


  125. Kazz (blkberry_storm):

    ST, what's the delio with Sunday practice? Open to da people? Time? At UH?


  126. Stephen Tsai:

    OK, ewe can stop with the puns.
    Somebody deleted the whiner.


  127. expat:

    Spalling in concrete is almost always a result of rebar corrosion. As rebar corrodes the corrosion products (iron oxide) occupy more space than the non-corroded rebar and exert a tensile force on the surrounding concrete, which usually first leads to a crack or series of cracks and will eventually lead to chunks of concrete separating from the rest of the structure. As we all know concrete is strong in compression but poor in tension (by about an order of magnitude). Adequate concrete coverage (the amount of concrete surrounding the rebar), epoxy coating of the rebar, effective waterproofing, and other methods can be used to extend the life of the rebar and therefore the concrete.

    Spalling of natural stone and brick surfaces used in construction is usually related to freeze/thaw cycles or mechanical damage and is not something you would normally see in Hawaii, at least in cladding applications.


  128. Stephen Tsai:

    Sunday's practice is open to the public.
    It's supposed to be from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.


  129. Stephen Tsai:

    Well, there are some rules here. For instance, if you say something annoying and whiney, then you can't start a gmail or aol account as somebody else, then post that you like the annoying and whiney person. Really, we do limit the blog to one personality, even if two live in your head.
    The exception is if you create a second on-line personality using a paid account, like Road Runner or HawaiianTel. Then you're free to be as many people as you wish. Capitalism always trumps multiple personalities.


  130. Kekoa:

    DPK ~ So, one good tremor from your neighborhood Bowl, and we gotta call in All da Kings Horses & All da Kings Men!"


  131. Rob25:

    Hahaha...that is funny and in a way off topic!


  132. not las vegas:

    I like las vegas, he da man!


  133. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    lava:

    August 27th, 2009 at 10:52 am
    Who at UH can step up and be proactive about doing away with considering the standardized test essay for entry (versus placement)?

    Putting up a such hurdle, when we are the only school in the country apparently to do so, is asinine, especially considering that Hawaii leads the nation in multi-lingual families (I'm saying we have the most without really knowing whether that is true, but since it bolsters my argument I'm going with it, lol).

    So, who da guy to take on this mission and simplify entry to UH? Maybe Tuioti and Donovan should knock on some doors.

    To get this accomplished, the Faculty Senate needs to be involved right from the start. Then, if there is strong support from the academic community, then the next step would be to work directly with the chancellors of all the campuses before going to the Board of Regents.


  134. las vegas:

    Although I am not "not las vegas", I see his point and concur


  135. d1島:

    WassupDoc,

    Was that the route when the policy was implemented?


  136. Stephen Tsai:

    Anyway, I think we like everyone here. As long as people don't insult each other.


  137. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    Great event last night - and there were a number of men in attendance. I saw LizK & Slugger a couple of rows away and another woman who is also a Capitol regular was in my group; however, the crowd was too big to know if there were others from the blog there as well.

    Loved getting out on the field, but I discovered after nearly tripping on my head that the sole on my right shoe was coming off - a real hassle on artificial turf. I couldn't take the chance on running.

    What amazed me were the number of regular-sized guys - Special Teams and Running Backs. The team is definitely more big crushing guys falling on top of their opposnents.

    As I said to Coach Mack, the next time on Great Circle of Life, I plan to come back with XY genes and be a defensive player - probably a nickelback. Will let folks know when that happens.

    Back to work.


  138. NYUH:

    http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/rank?versionId=1&listId=385

    Did everyone rank the WAC? The rankings so far:

    * (#1 Votes)Points 1 Louisiana Tech (540) 10,869
    * 2 Boise St. (836) 9,090
    * 3 Nevada (71) 7,799
    * 4 San Jose St. (6) 7,452
    * 5 Fresno St. (43) 7,220
    * 6 Utah St. (10) 6,526
    * 7 Idaho (34) 6,290
    * 8 Hawaii (14) 5,480
    * 9 New Mexico St. (7) 4,857


  139. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    Whoops! The team is definitely more THAN big crushing guys falling on top of their opponents.


  140. NYUH:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/preview09/news/story?id=4424019

    Hawaii rarely mentioned in this review of the WAC and the dominance of BS.


  141. NYUH:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/ncfnation/post/_/id/5447/five-things-to-watch-in-the-wac

    5. Quarterback movement: The WAC hasn't gotten as much press about its quarterbacks as other conferences, but there are quite a few young, talented quarterbacks in the league. Nevada's Colin Kaepernick leads the pack followed by Boise State's Kellen Moore. But watch for big things from Utah State's Diondre Borel, Hawaii's Greg Alexander and Fresno State newcomer Derek Carr.


  142. Lil Mermaid:

    Hello Tsaikos & Tsaikettes!

    I had a blast last night at the football clinic. I saw Aunty Liz and just had to say hello. It was great meeting Slugger, Gmahoney & Cenn too!

    I forgot to wear shoes so I didn't participate in any of the fun activities w/ the coaches & players on the field. Das ok, there's always next year..

    I want to thank Coach Mack for explaining what a blitz and a screen pass is to my cousin and I. He's such a nice guy!

    GO WARRIORS!!


  143. NYUH:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/ncfnation/post/_/id/5437/wac-superlatives-for-2009


    3. Newcomer of the year: Jovonte Taylor, WR, Hawaii -- Taylor, a junior college transfer, suffered from a stomach virus last season and although he played in three games he has yet to really show what he can do as a receiver for the Warriors (two catches, 38 yards). Regarded as the team's fastest player, Taylor will get a chance to start at receiver with former starter Malcolm Lane opting to redshirt to concentrate on academics.


  144. NYUH:

    Except for Bess catch, Fish are pretty lethargic.


  145. NYUH:

    Vick 4-4 and lining up in the Wildcat.


  146. NYUH:

    Young, fun and full of gun!

    UH defense to surprise WAC

    http://espn.go.com/blog/ncfnation/post/_/id/5437/wac-superlatives-for-2009

    10. Team that will disappoint: Hawaii -- The defense already was a question mark for the Warriors, but with linebacker Brashton Satele, a defensive leader, lost for the season with a torn labrum, the Warriors are in a tough spot in conference with some strong offenses.


  147. 99club:

    The FCS preseason coaches' poll has Central Arkansas ranked 12th. But here's what Phil Steele's blog (linked) had to say about 'em today:

    OVERRATED

    CENTRAL ARKANSAS
    We had them #35 but the coaches voted them #12. With the loss of QB Nathan Brown and TE Marquez Branson to the NFL coupled with the loss of top receiver Willie Landers we see a great defense but they lack the firepower to win many shootouts.


  148. Garret:

    Pisa was officially named the starter in Chicago.

    Although it appeared to be a foregone conclusion, the Bears on Thursday officially declared Pisa Tinoisamoa their starting strongside linebacker.

    The seven-year NFL veteran, who signed with the Bears as a free agent May 29, started the first two preseason games and was competing primarily with Nick Roach and Jamar Williams for the job.

    “We have some good linebackers here and they all have played well, but Pisa’s been steady and been that way throughout,” said coach Lovie Smith. “He really played well this past week against the Giants.

    “He brings energy, he hustles, he’s a tough guy, and he’s played at a high level in the league before, so we have an idea [how he’ll perform]. We let it play out and he deserves to be called the starter now.”


  149. Garret:

    Very pro-Zorn article is quite negative towards Colt.

    Some in the organization have been a bit put off by Brennan's swagger. They view him as a way too arrogant for a guy who hasn't accomplished a thing in this here league. I've always enjoyed my conversations with Brennan, in part because we have that California connection. I covered the high school he attended, Santa Ana Mater Dei, when I was a cub reporter at the Los Angeles Times. We also share a fondness for In-N-Out Burger (it's a West Coast thing).

    Several people in the organization have told me they really think Daniel can play at this level despite being vertically challenged. And if he were to perform well Sept. 3 in the final preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, another team might sign him if the Redskins did not include him on the opening 53-man roster. The Redskins also figure another team definitely would sign Brennan, who clearly has the potential to be more than a No. 3 quarterback.


  150. Garret:

    John Estes made the list of top 10 NFL prospects from non-BCS conference teams.

    9. C John Estes, Hawaii, 6-3, 295, 5.22: The Warriors' starting right guard in 2006, Estes made the transition to center two years ago and hasn't looked back, earning first-team all-WAC honors after each season. The veteran of 41 consecutive starts plays with a similar brand of athleticism and tenacity that earned former Hawaii standout Samson Satele a second-round pick from the Miami Dolphins in 2007.


  151. Garret:

    Feature on Kepa Gaison. I remember watching his Dad play for UH and I'm impressed Kepa went from a walk-on backup punter to a starting LB.

    Over the past four years, the senior has transformed himself from a walk-on to a full scholarship athlete. And that happens, sometimes. But he also morphed himself from a fat punter and place-kicker into a rocked-up linebacker. Who does that?

    One guy: Gaison.

    He went from being a scout team punter, upon whom the regulars and scrubs alike used to review the rules for roughing the kicker in special teams drills, abusing him as a crash dummy, to nailing down six tackles, five solos, and two sacks in the Sugar Bowl.

    "He was a pudgy punter," says Kalani Sitake, defensive coordinator and the first Ute coach to talk to Gaison when he was in high school. "Kind of a sacrificial lamb in practice."

    The major reason Gaison was even allowed to walk on at Utah was because his father, Blaine, is a football legend in Hawaii, a former quarterback at the University of Hawaii who went on to play safety for the Atlanta Falcons.


  152. al:

    that's all too funny....

    vick is a wildcat.


  153. al:

    st
    here's a hint for you....

    rob25(hawaii kai)
    and sometimes...
    rob14(downtown).


  154. al:

    jm2375

    here's a stab at it...

    2 - two husbands
    3 - three kids
    75 - seventy five boyfriends!

    (did i win?)


  155. Unkanesson:

    Davone just made a one-handed highlight reel catch! Unfortunately Pennington put the ball a little too wide and Bess came down out of bounds. I hope it counts for something with the coaches even though it wasn't ruled a catch.


  156. Buy Spy Clock:

    This is a most unfortunate situation. I did not know about it, and I am grateful to you for bringing it to our attention.


  157. letsgowarriors:

    uh oh hartline has 3 catches for 79 yards.


  158. Derek:

    Anybody knows who will be color analyst for the UH PPV telecast along side Jim Leahey? Looking forward to the HD, can't make it to the game.


  159. bighilofan2:

    dis is easy.

    23 - waist

    39 - top + 36 bottom = 75

    :mrgreen:

    you gotta look fo da goods. :lol:


  160. NYUH:

    The WAC could be good this year but some of these games are a bit of a stretch. Still SJS over USC might be a fun way to start the season. Do we want Nevada to beat Notre Dame?

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/243853-the-wac-vs-the-big-six-10-potential-upsets-in-2009?ref=related-articles-body


    6) Hawaii @ Wisconsin, Dec. 5th

    A year after rebuilding their highly potent offense, the Warriors are now in rebuilding mode on the defensive side of the ball. To their credit, they developed quarterback Greg Alexander in his first year in 2008, and the former Juco transfer seems poised to have a typically prolific season for Hawaii.

    Unfortunately, Hawaii will be dealing with a long flight to Wisconsin for this game, and don't typically perform well in the Midwest and further east. If they can't slow down the Badgers' running attack, it could be an even longer flight home.


  161. NYUH:

    UH going to Wisconsin?


  162. bighilofan2:

    da writer had an off day. way off.


  163. TYaiea:

    Another way to help Na Koa. Received my Warrior slippers today from Scott Slippers. Real nice and comfortable and a portion of the proceeds go to Na Koa. Be good for the LV game.


  164. bighilofan2:

    Hiya TYaiea. yu da guy? :D if yu is, yu definitely da man!

    Na Koa thanks you. I thank you.


  165. d1島:

    TYAiea,

    Whoa! Da buggah comes back outta da woodwork jus' im time fo' go back to Vegas! (I'm gonna go out on a limb and say he and da Misses been back at least once since the last UH-UNLV game)

    I was considering getting those slippahs too but was going ask if can only get one side fo $18! Just need one for wackin'!

    heheheh


  166. bighilofan2:

    just got pau reading Tombo's thread on Lefiti.

    Coach Mack, you need backup. not criticizing really, an recognize dat JJ had mo time an experience fo put his stuffs togedda so he could get Lefiti on board

    just sayin.... dat da Oklahoma coach and news paper really p.o'd me when he criticized us (our coaching staff) in da Oky newspaper for "over promising" to Destin Stewart. dat ... NO CAN!
    eva. eva. eva. NO CAN UH Administration bears some responsibility. and out staff bears some responsibility.

    main thing is, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.


  167. d1島:

    TYaiea,

    Actually, you did such a fabulous sales job I had to go pull the sheet outta da trash. Considering ordering a pair now! ;-)


  168. d1島:

    "humble" and "hungry"

    Hmmm...I wonder if I go down to Kona St. in person if they going make me one custom set?

    "hungry" and "NOW!"


  169. bighilofan2:

    goin walk around da block i so hammajangd! :evil:


  170. jm2375:

    Whoa. BYUH placed on 3 yrs probation by No Class At All.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090828/ap_on_sp_co_ne/us_byu_hawaii_probation


  171. TYaiea:

    Hi D1, thought about going down to Kona Street, but checked out their web site and the slippas not even listed. So I think going be only thru Na Koa deal. Maybe next time they may have it on sale for $10 bucks. Oh yeah, wify and I are regular visitors to Southern Nevada (at least once a month). I gave bighilofan a good luck charm that I attach to my casino players card and it really works. I don't lose as much. lol


  172. A-House:

    Got home and Mrs A-House all excited and asked "what's the scoops on Lopaka Morris from Kahuku who plays on both sides of the "trenches"? He had academic problems, but it's all cleared up".

    My response, "I have no idea". So, I ask, what's the skinny on Morris?


  173. Kazz (blkberry_storm):

    Derek:

    August 27th, 2009 at 4:47 pm
    Anybody knows who will be color analyst for the UH PPV telecast along side Jim Leahey? Looking forward to the HD, can't make it to the game.

    Probably Russell Yamanoha this season again.


  174. Garret:

    Review of the battle for the #2/3/4 WR spot for Miami.

    Hartline claims gold star for Dolphins

    Brian Hartline was the Dolphins' top performer on offense in tonight's 10-6 preseason win at Tampa Bay, as he hauled in three receptions for 79 yards, with a long of 54. Greg Camarillo also fared well tonight, with one catch for 54 yards. Davone Bess only had one grab for 11 yards.

    Our View: The No. 2 role at receiver in Miami is still up for grabs, and Hartline improved his bid with a strong showing tonight.


  175. Kazz (blkberry_storm):

    Stephen Tsai:

    August 27th, 2009 at 1:36 pm
    Sunday's practice is open to the public.
    It's supposed to be from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

    At Manoa right?

    Time no matter. I'll probably be there at 6am... you know... feeding the ducks.. :lol:

    Well, time will eventually matter, especially if I get there at 6am and practice was actually at like 4pm... :mad:


  176. Kazz:

    Wow...

    Is it just me or does this year's season tickets look REAL nice?

    Makes me wanna head over to Pictures Plus to frame them.

    Hmmmm might be a problem redeeming them though yeah? :lol:


  177. Kazz:

    expat:

    August 27th, 2009 at 1:36 pm
    Spalling in concrete is almost always a result of rebar corrosion. As rebar corrodes the corrosion products (iron oxide) occupy more space than the non-corroded rebar and exert a tensile force on the surrounding concrete, which usually first leads to a crack or series of cracks and will eventually lead to chunks of concrete separating from the rest of the structure. As we all know concrete is strong in compression but poor in tension (by about an order of magnitude). Adequate concrete coverage (the amount of concrete surrounding the rebar), epoxy coating of the rebar, effective waterproofing, and other methods can be used to extend the life of the rebar and therefore the concrete.

    Spalling of natural stone and brick surfaces used in construction is usually related to freeze/thaw cycles or mechanical damage and is not something you would normally see in Hawaii, at least in cladding applications.

    Wha...????

    What did I miss? :shock:


  178. bighilofan2:

    Ok, feeling better.

    TyAiea. YOU DA MAN!

    get samoa like you around here. you saw da list! come meet da gang at da 9/4 TGate. Kazz, Kekoa, AHouse day put on a mean TGate! plus, you gotta go Las Vegas, put yo mug on da bike. :D


  179. Kazz:

    Mmmmmmm...

    The November 7th home game versus Utah State is "Homecoming"...

    PAYBACK IS A B***H!

    (Wow, talking about payback and a Utah State game in the same topic is surreal.. :sad: )


  180. Kazz:

    BigHiloFan2,

    I cannot find your e-mail.

    Please e-mail me at ukazzh (at) gmail (dot) com .

    Mahalo sir!


  181. Kazz:

    Stephen Tsai:

    August 27th, 2009 at 1:43 pm
    Well, there are some rules here. For instance, if you say something annoying and whiney, then you can't start a gmail or aol account as somebody else, then post that you like the annoying and whiney person.

    My God that's a lot of unnecessary time spent on one's self without a "happy ending"... :cool: ... :lol:


  182. LizKauai [iMac] We are FAMILY- GO WARRIORS!:

    COLT DAKINE
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/sports/A-QB-controversy-that-doesn_t-exist-8161805-55497392.html

    "Zorn says it's close. Of course he does. Zorn's not going to disrespect Daniel when the rookie has played well. However, Brennan is running the real offense while Daniel is playing pitch-and-catch against defenders who will soon be trying out for the UFL. It's an apples-and-oranges comparison. Brennan could end this debate with a scoring throw against New England, but it would be surprising for the Redskins to cut the second-year passer who has significantly improved."


  183. Kazz:

    NYUH:

    August 27th, 2009 at 5:53 pm
    The WAC could be good this year but some of these games are a bit of a stretch. Still SJS over USC might be a fun way to start the season. Do we want Nevada to beat Notre Dame?

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/243853-the-wac-vs-the-big-six-10-potential-upsets-in-2009?ref=related-articles-body

    6) Hawaii @ Wisconsin, Dec. 5th

    A year after rebuilding their highly potent offense, the Warriors are now in rebuilding mode on the defensive side of the ball. To their credit, they developed quarterback Greg Alexander in his first year in 2008, and the former Juco transfer seems poised to have a typically prolific season for Hawaii.

    Unfortunately, Hawaii will be dealing with a long flight to Wisconsin for this game, and don't typically perform well in the Midwest and further east. If they can't slow down the Badgers' running attack, it could be an even longer flight home.

    I love how they obviously did their homework... (sarcasm) :roll:

    ****ing idiots.. :lol:


  184. Kazz:

    Zorn tried to fix too much of what wasn't really broken with Colt.


  185. al:

    i am thinking that if daniels does real well, then, the redskins will trade either collins or brennan.


  186. guest:

    #166-bh2

    give the coach his mulligan. it's not the administration

    on 3/3/09 this article points out that the team happened to have one scholarship reserved..huh?

    draw your own conclusions from this

    could this mean that a player that was suppose to enter in the fall of 2009 was then asked to enter in 2010 thus opening up a scholarship for the punter

    http://uhfootball.blogspot.com/2009/02/alex-dunnachie-commits-to-uh.html


  187. Kazz:

    al:

    August 27th, 2009 at 7:30 pm
    i am thinking that if daniels does real well, then, the redskins will trade either collins or brennan.

    That's a no-brainer.. Invest for the FUTURE. Keep Colt and send Todd away.

    It's like if you had a lot of money to put away that you don't need and you ONLY had a choice between two CD rates and terms:

    A 6 month CD at 4.75% *APY* or a 60 month CD at 2.50% *APY*...

    C'mon... it's an obvious choice. Well, for some...


  188. bighilofan2:

    mulligan. hmmm....

    :( :( :(


  189. bighilofan2:

    i've been a redskins fan forever. if i could make a wish for XMas. an early wish. Colt gets 2 TDs tomorrow.


  190. bighilofan2:

    The GI Bill of Rights gave many a chance to clang da bell.
    The University of Hawaii football program gives Stephen Stepter a chance to clang da bell. :D

    Go Warriiors.


  191. Kazz:

    StephenTsai: Chris Leatigaga suffers severe knee injury during tonight's practice at Aloha Stadium.

    :shock:

    Oh boy... There is no way to sugar-coat "severe".


  192. d1島:

    Dang it! So much for "light" practice.

    "Thin" at DL is not a good thing. :roll:


  193. Kekoa:

    bhf2 ~ Sorry law man, Trix are for kids! I say Colt doesn't get quality playing time. If that's the case, I stick with my Xmas wish. I say that if Colt can't belong, he should begone! The Hawaii fans in the DC area know better than this cartoon carnival running the team.

    Trade him to a team that will allow him to display his true passing skills behind a decent Oline. Give him one good blocking back with good hands and can pound!...wind him up and turn him loose! The 'Skins are blind, deaf and dumb.

    Now back to da regala po'gramma...


  194. Kekoa:

    What's dat ST?...Chris Leatigaga hurt his knee? No...no, not now!...Not ever! C'mon guys let's work smarter, not harder!


  195. wafan:

    Dang. Another one down and the 1st game is still a week away.

    Thoughts for a speedy and complete recovery.


  196. bighilofan2:

    wtf...

    cannot sugarcoat da big man MIA.

    prayers for a complete and speedy recovery.


  197. expat:

    Kazz

    You only missed that someone finally mentioned a subject that I know something about. A rarity indeed.


  198. Derek:

    In a way, I'm hoping that Brennan either get released or traded so that he can be picked up by the 49ers, my favorite team. Shaun Hill is a journeyman QB, Alex Smith hasn't been cutting it, and Nate Davis is a 6th round rookie. They don't really have an established QB so it would be a terrific opportunity for Colt. Hill played pretty well last year towards the ending of the season, but he's not the long term solution. Plus, he hurt his back earlier this week. I'll still keep dreaming!


  199. Kazz:

    One step backward, two steps forward...

    Guys like Zach Masch, Haku Correra, and Geordon Hanohano are going to have to raise their game up should Leatigaga's injury be as bad as described.

    However, the details and prognosis have yet to be revealed.


  200. Kazz:

    200


  201. Cindy Cee:

    Lots of healing wishes for Chris L. and Cory as well. Awfully sad!


  202. Kekoa:

    Cindy Cee ~ You sound like you really learned a buncha stuff! Isn't it great to be able to understand a bit more about this game and it's complexities?

    When you got out on the field and went thru the motions, it must have given you a real appreciation for what the boys work so hard at perfecting. Seeing it all happen around you must have been awe inspiring! The more you know....


  203. FloridaTed:

    Kazz,

    Where did you read this? I couldn't find it. Or did ST call you?


  204. FloridaTed:

    I thaught it was supposed to be only a light practice and walk through? What gives? How the heck did he get injured so badly?


  205. curveball:

    FloridaTed:

    August 27th, 2009 at 9:41 pm
    Kazz,

    Where did you read this? I couldn't find it. Or did ST call you?

    Its on Twitter


  206. Cindy Cee:

    Kekoa, yes, very different from just watching it on TV or live from the stands. I would pay more for a longer session. : )

    What is sad is that there are so many women who say they detest football, but that is because they never cared to learn about it.


  207. Garret:

    Bad news about Chris Leatigaga...I hope that things aren't as bad as they sound.


  208. Kazz:

    FloridaTed,

    Yup, it's on ST's twitter messages on this page.


  209. Garret:

    This feature story makes it sound like Hartline is the starting WR for Miami.

    Hartline, a fourth-round pick out of Ohio State, got his first start in a Miami uniform and ended up making the most of it: For the game, mostly against the Buccaneers' starting group, Hartline led Miami with three catches for 79 yards.

    The most telling catch, perhaps, was a 54-yarder early in the third quarter to Tampa's 6-yard line, which set up a 2-yard touchdown toss to tight end Anthony Fasano.

    No doubt this is exactly the type of thing coach Tony Sparano was looking for: Another solid receiver to compliment quarterback Chad Pennington's penchant for hitting multiple targets.

    Behind Hartline, in those more pertinent first three quarters, no other receiver had more than one catch. And then there was this: Hartline was thrown at five times, or two more than the next receiver.

    Midway through the fourth quarter, Camarillo made a significant play of his own, a 52-yard catch and run deep in Tampa territory.


  210. Kekoa:

    Cindy Cee ~ Try to make it to one of the Coach's shows after a ball game. They usually bring a highlite reel of the best (or worse) play of the game. They will spend time breaking down that film frame by frame so that you understand what happened.

    This will help you understand a bit more about those plays that I'm assuming they outlined for you. They take questions from the audience, and if you listen you will prolly hear something asked that you might have. Never be too embarrased to ask one of the Tsaiko fanatics, we're happy to help.


  211. Garret:

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

    Researchers are examining a way to use ultrasound procedures to monitor cancer treatment–this would enable cancer treatment to become much cheaper and much easier on the patient’s body.


  212. Garret:

    Experimental procedure may someday enable women to avoid passing certain genetic diseases to their children–they just had a success with the birth of four healthy monkeys.


  213. Garret:

    Two years of testing by NIST researchers will provide independent data on how electromagnetic radiation penetrates aircraft–this will help determine whether or not travelers really have to turn off their cell phones and laptops during takeffs and landings and help protect airplanes against outside sources of interference.


  214. Garret:

    On Tuesday NASA proposed a joint manned Mars mission with the Russian Space agency.


  215. Garret:

    New Mexico man was arrested for his 22nd drunken driving offense! His blood-alcohol content (.393) was almost five times higher than New Mexico’s legal limit.


  216. Garret:

    Free play links pau.


  217. lava:

    My thought -- Miami and Washington are clueless on offense, putting too much work on pretty decent defenses, leading to long seasons, regardless of whether our former Warriors are part of the team or how they are used.


  218. al:

    leatigaga has had nothing but injuries during his brief time here.


  219. Kazz:

    Per Kanoa Leahey on KHON:

    NCAA Probation on BYU Hawaii for THREE years...

    One of the findings states that BYUH improperly certified athletes for softball, mens and womens basketball, soccer, and tennis.

    Apparently this NCAA ruling will NOT affect on the field actions and operations.


  220. Kazz:

    Hmmm...

    I think only Robert Kekaula (other than ST of course) reported that Leatigaga suffered and injury.

    (Why is RK so sunburned? This whole week I thought the color on my TV was off!)


  221. al:

    the nfl is always trying to reinvent the wheel and believes it is their way or the highway.

    where else would a guy who caught 54 passes (2nd most by any nfl rookie ever) one year be subjected to a possible demotion???


  222. al:

    if you haven't already noticed the greg salas interview on the uhathletics website....

    http://www.hawaiiathletics.com/index.aspx?path=football

    what a great kid!


  223. chawan_cut:

    tonight's news
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxTIRcpbqGg


  224. Stephen Tsai:

    Aloha Stadium photos are up.


  225. al:

    nice pix.
    still trying to get used to the short hair.

    who's developing the haka?


  226. Stephen Tsai:

    Estes' hair?


  227. al:

    i was hoping to see a more aggressive approach to the opening day promotions by our athletic department.

    i know there are much budget restraints, but, money well spent is always in marketing and promoting your product.


  228. al:

    estes, hisatake, and so many others. its like we lost our identity with all those short guys.


  229. al:

    so, are our #2's at qb still bracketed?

    ron lee and mack got to pull the trigger on this one soon. it is more critical than we can imagine.


  230. Stephen Tsai:

    They're still bracketed.
    They're both different quarterbacks, so maybe it will be situational. Moniz is good on rollouts; Rausch is more of the pocket passer.


  231. al:

    btw, what's your take on the three frosh qb's?
    does anyone separate themselves from the others?


  232. al:

    matt barkley was named the usc starting qb. first time a true freshman will take the helm of a top ten team.


  233. al:

    barkley did enroll for the spring as did stutz2.


  234. al:

    so moniz is listed at 6'0".

    did he really grow three inches since graduating at leilehua hs?


  235. Ralph:

    I hope Mac and coach ron lee can call a play faster than they can decide on a number 2 qb. Game time management will be interesting


  236. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    D1 - carp!!! My belated & rather detailed response to your question at #135 just flipped out and disappeared into the ether somewhere. Short answer - I don't know, but I'll try to find out before September 4. If you're planning to come to the T-Gate, perhaps we can talk about what, if anything, can be done next.

    #############

    Once again there'll be HI-5 recycling drives at the home game T-Gates. However, the original schedule posted the other day has been modified because the Hawaii High School Athletic Association SAVE OUR SPORTS Fund Drive will end on October 31. Originally, that HI-5 Drive was scheduled for December 5; now it will be held on October 10.

    The recipient of the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl T-Gate recycling drive will be announced after the Wisconsin game.

    The bin(s) will be set out no later than 11 am and all the recyclables - including donations brought from home - will be stored during the breakdown before the opening ceremonies at Aloha Stadium. Most of the time, there'll be additional collections at the post-game parties as well.

    Friday, September 4: CENTRAL ARKANSAS, Na Koa Equipment Fund

    Saturday, October 10: FRESNO STATE, Hawaii High School Athletic Association SAVE OUR SPORTS Fund Drive

    Saturday, October 24: BOISE STATE, "Serving Up 1,000" Fundraiser honoring Coach Shoji's 1,000th win - which should happen within a week in either direction of the drive

    Saturday, November 7: UTAH STATE, Dole Middle School's Cross-Country Fall Semester Program

    Saturday, November 14: NEW MEXICO STATE, Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance

    Saturday, November 28: NAVY, Koa Anuenue Scholarship Program - Men's Sports other than football

    Saturday, December 5, WISCONSIN, Fund, Koa Anuenue Scholarship Program - Wahine Sports other than volleyball

    Bring eligible bottles and cans in any quantity from home to donate. We'll pick up quantities in excess of 250 containers anywhere on O`ahu on the Sunday following the T-Gate provided that arrangements are made no later than the Friday before since we'll have to borrow a truck.

    There will also be a donation jar in which to drop your spare change. .

    Again, ALL of the redemption fees & spare change donations will be made on behalf of the Tsaikos & will be sent to the designated recipients within 48 - 72 hours of each T-Gate. Mahalo in advance for supporting these youth and UH athletic programs.


  237. Pu N. Sai:

    re: #232,

    nope. Chad Henne - Michigan was a true freshman starter when Michigan was a top 10 pre-season team.


  238. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    Wassup with the Willows luncheons this year? Tried to find the info on the UH Athletics website, but couldn't locate it two days ago. Has a schedule been posted anywhere?

    Is it true that the evening Call The Coach shows have been moved to some hotel in Waikiki? Any info on that - where, when, costs? I'll park in Ala Moana Center and either walk into Waikiki or take a bus. Too cheap to pay Waikiki validated parking rates.

    OFF-TOPIC QUESTION: Are there any Mac Notebook users here on the blog who could take some time to talk to DrDoc and me about buying & using Mac products.

    Big day tomorrow - lots of work and then the opening match for the Wahine volleyball team 2009 season.


  239. al:

    #237 nope. michigan was ranked #12 by the AP poll and #14 in the USA poll during the preseason polls.

    here to verify it....

    http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/year/2004


  240. guest:

    bh2-

    our side is lyahs i know +da oklahoma side wouldnt unjustly make accusations but sometimes not good open pandoras box no?


  241. Pomai:

    al #231 - Keep a eye on Graves, if he keeps his head into it he will be a very very good one.


  242. djmitcho:

    Good Morning All! Happy Aloha Friday!!! Have a good one everybody


  243. d1島:

    Great Morning All!

    Best of luck to Chris Leatigaga.

    Nice to read about Brashton Satele making it back in time to join the team at the stadium.


  244. d1島:

    My prediction:

    One week from now a massive public health "situation" afflicts the State as thousands of call-ins occur of various maladies and exotic symptoms.

    Bettah staht tinkin' up yours now! :twisted:

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!
    (sorry Kekoa, no time for singing and laughin' dis Friday...we starting Game :evil: Week early!)

    HiHo....


  245. bighilofan2:

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Ralph:
    August 27th, 2009 at 11:41 pm
    I hope Mac and coach ron lee can call a play faster than they can decide on a number 2 qb. Game time management will be interesting

    Guest:
    August 28th, 2009 at 3:26 am
    bh2-
    our side... sometimes not good open pandoras box no?

    Ralph,
    Guest,

    The proof will come soon enough. its not like our gang only get 4 wheels, one piece plywood two 2x4s and string for steering. day get all da extras. a 40 degree slope, pavement and 1 mile downhill. :shock:

    day no da rules. :D

    positive vibes. tink credibility credibility credibility.


  246. mctruck:

    To have ONLY one practice session prior to the start of their season does not in my opinion allow for the players to get the feel of the playing turf.


  247. bighilofan2:

    i'm thinking of the positives that have occurred after last season.
    we got Tormey, Shaw, MSmith additions. they gotta be having a positive influence on all da odda coaches. each in his own way.

    Ralph is right.

    Pull the trigger.


  248. bighilofan2:

    coaches have learning curves, no?


  249. Kekoa (iPhone):

    D-1 ~ I'm inclined to follow your lead and put my game face :evil: on early. Only one problem...no can peel off da old :cool: face I stay walkin' around wit now! Bwahahaha!


  250. LizKauai [iMac] We are FAMILY- GO WARRIORS!:

    250!


  251. bighilofan2:

    too many slashes this late. decisions gotta be made. dats why good coaches get paid da big bucks. :D

    to make decisions.

    don't have nuttin to base dis on, except da vibes. i'd go wit da midget.


  252. Stretch:

    BigHilo - please check your FB messages.


  253. bighilofan2:

    whats a FB?


  254. LizKauai [iMac] We are FAMILY- GO WARRIORS!:

    Facebook

    COLT SHOT:
    http://blog.redskins.com/2009/08/28/friday-august-28-the-dead-man-suit-award/

    Scroll down.


  255. bighilofan2:

    Stretch
    check, your email. :D

    taaaaaaaaaaaa DUHHHHHHHHHHHH!

    :lol:

    cut an paste works!


  256. Kekoa (iPhone):

    Big Hilo ~ I paid a visit to da wise old Hawaiian Kupuna down da street and around da kona. She nevah tell straight out us guys goin' win. She did say I would be very Happy! I'll be dancin' & singin' wit sum Braddahs named bhf2 & D-1 and sistah Liz...next Friday night/Saturday morning!

    Befoah I left her hale, cryptic numbers & letters appeared on top da Ti leaf ~ UH 28 - NAU 6.


  257. bighilofan2:

    Kekoa,

    woooohhhhhh my bradda. dat T leaf wuz used for okole how.

    i wuz talkin to fochune tella online. she get one crystal ball. da message was "my desire will come to pass"
    UH 37 - UCA 13

    go wit da fochune tella. we playing UCA, not NAU.

    :lol: :lol:


  258. bighilofan2:

    I'm coloring my hair, make it mo manageable. what color should I go? UH green? UCA purple? :lol:


  259. haka:

    Hoping for the best for Chris!

    Personally, I don't think the coaches or the players are in question until the pudding is on the table. :)

    Go Warriors!


  260. Slugger:

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Gotta walk fast to practice. Have a good day, mates!

    Hope Chris L.'s knee is not seriously injured. Stay well, guys!

    A hui hou!


  261. bighilofan2:

    Reminding myself of the roster list from the odda day.

    Left end: 1. Elliott Purcell. 2. Paipai Falemalu. 3. Victor Clore. 4. Cameron Allen-Jones. 5. Tua Mahaley, Earvin Sione, Aaron Rink.

    Left tackle: 1. Vaughn Meatoga/Rocky Savaiigaea. 2. ,stgrike>Chris Leatigaga Geordon Hanohano.

    Right tackle: 1. Tuika Tufaga. 2. Haku Correa. 3. Zach Masch.

    Right end: 1. Fetaiagogo Fonoti. 2. Liko Satele. 3. Alasi Toilolo. 4. Michael Maracle. 5. Alema Tachibana.

    Strong linebacker: 1. Corey Paredes/Blaze Soares. 2. Josh Rice. 3. Art Laurel. 4. Tim Brown.

    Middle linebacker: 1. Mana Lolotai. 2. Jake Heun. 3. Cory Daniel.

    Weak linebacker: 1. R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane. 2. Po‘okela Ahmad/George Daily-Lyles. 3. Joseph Malabuyoc.

    Left corner: 1. Tank Hopkins/Lametrius Davis. 2. Chris Black. 3. Kawika Ornellas. 4. Darius Ward.

    Left safety: 1. Spencer Smith/Aaron Brown. 2. Aulola Tonga. 3. Kamalani Alo.

    Right corner: 1. Jeramy Bryant. 2. Lewis Walker. 3. Steven Stepter.

    Right safety: 1. Mana Silva. 2. Kenny Estes. 3. Richard Torres. 4. Jordan Gomes/Michael Wadsworth.

    Nickel-1: 1. Aaron Brown. 2. Spencer Smith.

    Nickel-2: 1. Richard Torres. 2. Aaron Brown.

    Hoping for speedy recovery and best for Chris.


  262. bighilofan2:

    have a great day, Tsaikos!

    esme wooossssshhhhh!


  263. bighilofan2:

    Is Mack a scrivener, a copyist?

    Or, does he go for the lights, the public applause?

    That is the question

    :mrgreen:


  264. bighilofan2:

    Listenin to da news about the "powerful heart warming story" coming outta Placerville, Ca.

    dat phrikka deserves his dingaling yanked up and put in position next to his tonsils.


  265. bighilofan2:

    okay,

    capped crusada gonna go save da world. :D

    :mrgreen:


  266. bighilofan2:

    errybody went practice?


  267. wafan:

    Happy Aloha Friday!

    Whoo-hoo!!!


  268. wafan:

    Mr. Tsai . . .

    Thanks for the pix.

    Good to see Brashton back on the field even if he is not anywhere near ready to play. Yeah!


  269. Slugger:

    Back from practice. Where is everyone?

    ST & the Princess were at practice. PL taking pics of the haka after practice was over.


  270. Slugger:

    Methinks I was the only Tsaiko at practice, but I got there at 8.

    Love watching Alex Green thread his way through defenders.

    Lewis Walker not suited up, standing on sidelines. What's up?

    Hopefully a new post will be up soon with pics.

    Happy Aloha Friday y'all!


  271. Maynard G. Krebs:

    BHF2:

    what color should I go? UH green?

    Green on the sides and perhaps a white stripe down the middle - of course you need not use color for the white!

    I would think that it might affect your credibility in front of the judge or jury!


  272. Maynard G. Krebs:

    Forgot - good morning Tsaikos everywhere!


  273. Don Weir:

    A little late but it is getting busy around here.

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