Hello and goodbye

December 28th, 2009
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Wideout Malcolm Lane, who did not play in 2009 to focus on academics, said he is set to rejoin the Warriors this coming semester.

Lane is on vacation in California, But he returns to Hawai‘i Wednesday.

Lane was missed the past season. His specialty was the choice route on deep patterns.

By the way, today is Malcolm's birthday.

* * * * *

Slotback Jon Medeiros said he has decided not to participate in Pro Day, effectively ending  his playing career. Sure, it would have been a long shot for Medeiros to reach the next level — perhaps as unlikely as his journey from walk-on to starting right wideout.

Medeiros was a study in perseverance. After a year a Western Oregon, he returned to Hawai‘i. He attended the walk-on tryout, earning a berth on the team. For three years, he paid for his tuition and school expenses working in UH's maintenance department. He also saved money living at home in Kapolei and catching the bus to UH. He earned a scholarship the past summer, yet still traveled by bus, awakening at 4:30 every school morning.

He worked hard and never complained.

He is scheduled to earn a bachelor's degree in 2010. He already has a standing offer to coach at Kapolei High.

As we used to write in school annuals: Wish you the best in your future endeavors.

371 Responses to “Hello and goodbye”

  1. Garret:

    It will be nice to have Lane back as an option at wideout and returner.


  2. Garret:

    With all of the budget problems at UH, it is interesting to see a school like NMSU looking at UH as a big budget school.

    A few issues are at the forefront, namely the future of Athletics Director McKinley Boston, who is entering his sixth year at the university. Boston is about to work with his third school president during that period, with the arrival of Barbara Couture, and oversee, yet again, a department that has experienced a fair share of financial strain in the past year.

    One of Boston's challenges has been juggling a financial situation that saw the athletics department eliminate all temporary positions as well as eight full-time employees, while reducing its budget by approximately $1.5 million in 2009. Boston didn't rule out more change on the horizon as the Aggies move into the new year.

    The financial crunch hasn't come without hardships on the athletic programs. Ultimately, recruiting budgets are slashed and coaching staffs can feel underpaid or underappreciated.


  3. Garret:

    "I do have concerns," said volleyball coach Mike Jordon, who recently lost his director of operations, Tricia Wright. "We have a shorthanded staff right now and our travel and recruiting budgets have to be addressed. They're woefully under where they have to be to compete with a team like Hawaii. I don't think most top-40 teams in the nation are facing the same issues we're facing right now. The university needs to make the commitment for my program to grow."

    Football coach DeWayne Walker, who was in his first season as a head coach last year, said the initial experience of working with a constrained budget should help him in 2010.

    Walker came to NMSU from UCLA, where he served as the Bruins' defensive coordinator.

    "Things that are a given at a BCS school, it was more of a challenge than I initially thought," Walker said. "I have a better understanding of it going into year-two, though. I know my resources, I know who I can trust and who to listen to. That should make for an easier transition this year."


  4. Garret:

    Reposting from the end of the last blog. It is nice that they added a team from Australia to the Samoa Bowl this year, so go along with the teams from American Samoa and Hawaii.

    Samoa Bowl VII 2010 kicks off this week as top-notch high school football and volleyball athletes arrive from Hawaii in preparation for a week chock full of fun, culture, camaraderie, teamwork and competition. American Samoa is the proud host of the annual bowl event.

    In addition to Team Hawaii and Team American Samoa, Team Australia is the newest addition this year joining in the week long festivities and competition— from Dec. 27— Jan. 2, with Hawaii returning home on Jan. 3 and Australia on Jan 5.


  5. Stephen Tsai:

    The one thing I could never figure out is how the UH budget went from $16 million after Yoshida left to more than $25 million.
    It couldn't have been just salaries. JJ's salary went from $320,000 to $800,000, but half was paid by outside donations, so the net gain was $80,000. But say the complete raise went on the books. A $480,000 gain doesn't equate to more than $9 million.
    I'm pretty sure capital-improvement projects come out of state or university funds, not the athletic department's.


  6. Slugger:

    Happy birthday, Malcolm Lane!

    Good luck after graduation, Jon Medeiros!


  7. cavewarrior:

    ST: shouldn't that info be available by FOIA? It's been a few years since this questions was raised...I'm curious as well, since those funds apparently are not being spent on tangible things or physical items we can see. Perhaps increased cost of medical supplies?


  8. ai-eee-soos:

    Jon Medeiros: Thank you for your contribution to the WARRIOR program.

    Wishing you much success in all you do.

    Aloha.


  9. al:

    nine


  10. koakane™:

    good morning all

    mahalo to jmedeiros for his dedication on being a true warrior and best wished to him as he moves forward in life. good well done.


  11. koakane™:

    wished=wishes


  12. protector:

    It's a shame Jon Medeiros' playing career is over inasmuch as he was just peaking. He truly was a big-play and clutch producer on the field. If he should embark on a career as a coach, I'm sure he'll be successful if only for the fact that he is the epitome of perseverance and a Spartan work ethic. What a tremendous role model he's been for other players and I'm sure he'll be able to coach future players into being able to maximize their talents and reach their true potential. Good luck to him.


  13. EH NO MAKE !:

    Mr. Tsai,

    I agree 100%, Jon Medeiros should be the poster player for "never giving up".

    Great story, seemingly great guy that came into one heck of a player.

    Who Dat ... ?

    Sorry my friend, no can do lunch at 12:00 in Aiea because I need to work.
    Some other time, that would be nice.


  14. Garret:

    Thank you to Jon Medeiros for all of the sacrifices he made for the Warrior program. He was an excellent contributor--for example, without his stepping up UH would probably have lost at SJSU this year.

    I hope that he gets his degree next year and does well in whatever career he chooses. He's already shown the work ethic and dedication needed to succeed.


  15. Garret:

    ST,

    Regarding your #5 post, didn't UH have to add several sports due to Title IX rules? Or did all of the administrators get big raises at the time that HF got his raise?


  16. Garret:

    Did UH raise its tuition significantly during the previous 10 years? If so, that would show up as a significant increase in the Athletic Department budget--they are charged full tuition for the scholarships.


  17. Manoa Mist:

    Medeiros may not play pro ball but every company in Hawaii is looking for employees with his kind of character. If they ain't downsizing, laying off people, furloughing, making you pay more for your medical, freezing salaries or closing the business.
    Sheesh, been that kind of year.
    Still, Happy Holidays to Stephen Tsai and his merry band of Tsaikos.


  18. Garret:

    This Advertiser article states that under Hugh Yoshida, UH's Athletic Department budget went from $8.7 million to $16 million. That looks like a similar annual increase to the Athletic Budget at UH...which indicates something systemic like tuition increases and Title IX compliance requirements.

    Every time UH raises tuition prices or adds fees, that increases the Athletic Department budget. One thing that always goes up is scholarship expenses.

    Under Yoshida, who had previously served as associate athletic director, the number of UH intercollegiate sports has expanded from 16 to 19 while the budget has grown from $8.7 million to $16 million.


  19. madeinhawaii:

    Amazing how Hugh kept the department from going into the RED for all his years except for the 9/11 year. Since then, I think the only year that the UH Athletic Dept. hasn't been in the red since was the Sugar Bowl year.


  20. SteveM:

    Good morning everyone!

    Best of luck to Jon Medeiros in his future endeavors!


  21. madeinhawaii:

    Manoa Mist..

    It isn't the company that's making employees pay more for their medical.. it's the Medical plan companies that are doing so. My wife and I are self-employed. Our medical went up 25% this year and our benefits still went down.


  22. A-House:

    Welcome back Malcom Lane and Happy Birfday!!

    Thank you to Jon Medeiros for all your contributions to the Warrior program and best of everything in all your future endeavors!!


  23. el guapo:

    In addition to the increases in tuition that Garret brought up, there were complaints that out-of-state students are not paying their fair share. Guess what - out-of-state tuition goes up.
    The maintenance problems of student housing are widely documented. Student housing is supposed to be a self-supporting operation, and generally they have to pay for their own capital improvements. Guess what - the cost of housing goes up.
    The bookstore is supposed to be a self-supporting operation. The cost of books goes up.

    What is the common theme in all of this? Who was/is ultimately responsible for these actions? Therein lies the problem.


  24. el guapo:

    IMHO


  25. madeinhawaii:

    "Coach Medeiros" has a good ring to it. Whatever Jon Medeiros endeavors to do, I wish him the best. I'm sure he'll just "walk-on," listen, learn, refine and take charge.


  26. d1島:

    el guapo,

    From what I see there are many "vicious circles" involved. For instance, the cost of textbooks seems to be skyrocketing as more and more instructors/professors feel compelled to supplement their salaries by publishing their own texts for their courses.

    The bigger picture regarding the cost of education might be found in the increasing amounts of gov't. involvement in financial aid, but that's another story!


  27. d1島:

    Mahalo and best wishes to Jon Medeiros.


  28. d1島:

    Happy Birthday Malcolm Lane!


  29. d1島:

    I wonder what the percentage of those HS students is who can spell "endeavor" correctly? :roll:


  30. Stephen Tsai:

    Under Yoshida, they added two sports (soccer, women's track and field), plus they opened the arena.
    Not saying there was any mis-use, I'm just curious as to how the budget grew so much.


  31. al:

    i wonder what the percentage of those HS students who can define "endeavor" correctly? :)


  32. al:

    hey, my first smiley.


  33. al:

    well, crunch time is around the corner.

    it will be interesting to see who else comes in for a trip.
    it will be interesting to see who else has a change of heart.
    it will be interesting to see who else bounces back.
    it will be interesting to see who else makes a surprise decision to become a warrior.
    it will be interesting to see who else will fill out our defensive backfield.
    i will be interesting to see who else qualifies academically since last year was such a mess.


  34. d1島:

    al,

    Interesting....

    heheheh


  35. postmanke:

    Endeavor - cant define but can use it in a sentence..

    The bartender at Hamburger Mary's think Herman Frazier's butt is the best endeazvor!


  36. postmanke:

    oops best endeavor... ok that wasn't funny sorry! =)


  37. d1島:

    One guy I haven't seen mentioned is the RB from Farrington - Tuimaseve (sp?). No idea if he is a qualifier....

    Tough runner...not sure about his other football skills but seems like one of those who might be considered in the "Athlete" category.


  38. d1島:

    postmanke,

    :shock:


  39. madeinhawaii:

    endeavor....

    Following the destruction of her immediate predecessor, the freshly built Sovereign-class USS ENDEAVOR is at the absolute pinnacle of Federation technology, charged with the protection of the Federation from its rivals. Flagship of Theta Fleet, ENDEAVOR's official purpose is to continue with the exploration, protection, and support of the outlying sectors of the Federation, near the Alpha-Beta quadrant border.


  40. al:

    harry tuimaseve is a very good rb.
    some 1700+ yards this year.
    i am surprised the local high school beat reporters didn't do him much justice this year.


  41. al:

    i can see where some bloggers haven't had enough sleep.


  42. Jack Flash:

    Postmanke- that WAS funny!
    I still keep laughing about Bulla's one the other day- describing how when Koakane and Stretch walk down the street, it looks like the number 10. Hilarious!


  43. Old Diver:

    {postmanke:
    December 28th, 2009 at 7:37 am
    shaking my head..

    Could you imagine if Miami of Ohio gave Big Ben a "take it or leave it" offer his Junior year.. wow!

    4 years from now... from the Herman Frazier school of recruiting..}

    This is of course not true. The offer was taken off the table after Manley did not accept after one year. And let's be clear about every scholarship offer, they are all take it or leave it. This is true at every university.


  44. postmanke:

    No not true, only an assumption.. =)

    But really, offering a Junior in high school a "take it or leave it"

    I am sure there's some sort of NCAA rules with offering a scholarship more than twice to a player, and Mack's method to his madness, but whatever the story, Manley's offer was taken by Spain. sometimes you play hardball and gamble you win, and sometimes you end up with a QB that doesn't even make honorable mention..


  45. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    The universe goes on, forever endeavor...


  46. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Thanks Jon Medeiros. May all UH athletes forever endeavor to match your selfless devotion and outstanding efforts.


  47. Stretch:

    Jack Flash:
    December 28th, 2009 at 11:11 am
    Postmanke- that WAS funny!
    I still keep laughing about Bulla's one the other day- describing how when Koakane and Stretch walk down the street, it looks like the number 10. Hilarious!

    I must have missed that one. It's funny, as long as I am the "1" and not the "0"


  48. PowderPuff:

    Now that's a new look for the "Perfect 10."

    Best wishes to Jon, who was the epitome of hard work and dedication. May 2010 and your future bring you much success and prosperity. Liz and Mike did a nice story on him for a recent "Coach Mack Show."


  49. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Malcom-
    Let's get that long ball back!


  50. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Stretch-
    No worry brah, you da MAN and da ONE! :lol:


  51. Jack Flash:

    Well... you know... all due respect to Koakane and all...


  52. Jack Flash:

    All this talk about the Manly situation is pretty ridiculous at this point. Especially the ones coming out of the woodwork claiming to have "inside info" on the situation. Yeah right! Nuff already. Good luck to him wherever he ends up. Also, good luck to our incoming Warrior recruits!


  53. postmanke:

    re 43

    Not all offer's are take it or leave it.. case in point with Manti.

    Notre Dame : Son, make your decision let us know if you have any questions we're here for you.. - i dont think it was take it or leave it in regards to ANY of his offers.

    Sorry Diver, "to be clear" not all offers are take it or leave it. =)


  54. Garret:

    With VJ Feheko seeming to favor Texas Tech in his recruiting selection, it will be interesting to see if Mike Leach being suspended will mix things up.

    Texas Tech has suspended coach Mike Leach from all duties, including coaching the Valero Alamo Bowl, after receiving a complaint from a player and his parents.


  55. postmanke:

    I agree enough already... hoping this recruiting season has players labeled as "first team" "all-state" "all- conference" next to their name when introduced in the blog.


  56. postmanke:

    wonder what ever happened to preferred walk-on Sage Nua?


  57. Jack Flash:

    #55 postmanke- that would be nice huh?
    I admit that i do not follow the local (and mainland) prep talent too much as i prefer to just trust in the coaches. Plus, i'm shmall kine lazy. But when it comes time to cheer for my team, i'm loud and crazy as a mutha...!


  58. A-House:

    MIH:

    your # 39 and all this time I thought it was the USS Enterprise who's mission was to explore the universe where no man has gone before!!

    even the Federation had "limits" - just like UH football recruiting with the 900 # gorilla (NCAA) looking over this domain.


  59. S. Claus:

    gabe tuata


  60. S. Claus:

    christian vasconcellos


  61. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Howzit Jack-
    I agree with ur #157.


  62. chawan_cut:

    i wonder what mr meyer flipped or flopped to today?


  63. Old Diver:

    Regarding # 53

    All scholarship offers are take it or let it, because at some point the recruits have to make up their minds. There are no open ended offers. Teo had to make his mind up on LOI day and if he didn't the scholarship would have gone to someone else, just ask UCLA.


  64. LizKauai (iPhone):

    Hiya!
    Hi Ho!


  65. gator fan:

    chawan_cut

    urban is worth more than 100 coach macks

    care to discuss?

    so mind your own business


  66. A-House:

    GOTTA ADMIT, now who the doggone #$%^%&^% played around with my computer and pushed Caps Lock?? gunfunit!! ooops, that was me cause I wen forget to disengage the caps lock key - he, he, getting younger really does wonders for me.

    I will be very lazy and just wait for ST or another to post any more new recruits committing to UH. Every day I jump on the blog hoping to see who has been the latest commit, but ST's express train has slowed down to a commuter running every 10 days!!!

    yes, d1, I know this is the "dead period", but people are about and making decisions all the time.

    BTW, ST, nice x-mas lights in your windows!! and, there is a car parked across the street with the brake lights on so I say, OK, driver getting ready to move; as I pass, I look and there is no driver and the front lights are off. how you figga?


  67. d1島:

    UH to cut faculty pay by 6.67% effective 1/1/10.

    Faculty members paid entirely from non-appropriated funds (e.g. trust, agency or extramural funds) will not be subject to the temporary salary reductions described above.

    Does this include coaches?


  68. d1島:

    there is a car parked across the street with the brake lights on so I say, OK, driver getting ready to move; as I pass, I look and there is no driver and the front lights are off. how you figga?

    Are the front seats reclined?
    :shock:


  69. d1島:

    A-house,

    Should the in-laws ask for "MasaBoy" or use his real name?


  70. A-House:

    WOW, we got a "gator fan" reading this blog? Welcome!

    Hiya, liked the swamp - bet you guys were holding the okole at the end of the first quarter with da score 0 - 0.

    Still trying to figure how a fumbled ball that goes forward along the turf suddenly hops and does a 180 degree reverse into Tebow's arms - I was so sure it would be UH's ball.


  71. A-House:

    d1:

    they can ask for Darren - will let him know that someone may ask for him - his days off are Tues - Thursday.


  72. d1島:

    Is it me or....

    The President says this morning, "we will not rest" until the U.S. finds everyone responsible for a suspected terrorist's alleged attempt to blow up an airliner on Christmas Day.

    Then...

    President Barack Obama cut short a round of golf at the Luana Hills Country Club today....

    :roll:


  73. d1島:

    :oops:

    Oh, I see....

    Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula has claimed responsibility for the attempted attack on a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day,

    Mission accomplished. :lol:


  74. madeinhawaii:

    A-House...
    The U.S.S. Endeavor is long after Capt. Kirk and the gang. This is after Deep Space 9 and the Dominion War.


  75. d1島:

    Mike Leach suspended for harsh treatment of Craig James' son....won't be on the sideline for the Alamo Bowl.

    A source close to the James family told Schad that Leach directed a trainer to confine him to an equipment room for three hours and, days later, told a trainer to place James in an electrical closet.

    What is an "electrical closet"?


  76. Pomai:

    #67

    Oh will the crying begin, "CUT THE SPORTS FIRST" coach Mack will be the first they go after.


  77. Bulla:

    congrats and mahalo to jon medeiros,

    it is that spirit, that fighting spirit, that never give up spirit; it is that spirit that turns boys to men and players to leaders. it is that passion that drives one to success as they play for an audience of One.....GO WARRIORS


  78. chawan_cut:

    gator fan,
    good luck rebuilding next year.
    good luck to tebow in the nfl.


  79. madeinhawaii:

    Hmmm... maybe Coach Mack didn't agree with coaching methods as mentioned above regarding Mike Leach.

    Electrical closet is where some kids have turn up dead. All the circuit breakers are there... they could get fried -- especially if the lights are turned off in the closet ... long term exposure to the concentration of electromagnetic waves in that location may have some other effects, as well.


  80. postmanke:

    This guy has called Hawaii the most underrated state for football talent. mentions Manley and Ioane.

    http://blogs.suntimes.com/secondseason/2009/12/hawaii_revisited.html#more

    I think someone can monetize the domain latebloomer4schollie.com =)
    If you recruit in a non big time program that has not completed it's recruiting class before the season, have a few schollies held back to offer latebloomers who get overlooked. Buck the trend! Early recruiting sophs and jr's are overrated! Recruiting wars - no need!


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  82. Garret:

    The Lubbock newspaper has more details about the Mike Leach situation. It is an interesting coincidence that Craig James is scheduled to cover Texas Tech's bowl game...I'm guessing that he'll have to be reassigned.

    Tech football coach Mike Leach was suspended for ordering a player to stand in shed at the Tech football practice facility for two hours, then repeating the punishment two days later because he felt the player was faking an injury that happened during practice on Dec. 16, the Avalanche-Journal has learned.

    Leach had until Monday to write an apology and when he did not, the university felt it had to take action.

    The player suffered a concussion at practice on Dec. 16 and Leach thought the player was faking.

    The next day at practice, the player was ordered to stand in a shed. Leach had him watched and when he sat down, Leach had things removed from the shed so he could not sit down.

    Two days later, Leach had the player stand in a dark room for three hours.


  83. Garret:

    ESPN has taken Craig James off the telecast.

    ESPN analyst Craig James has been taken off the network's Alamo Bowl telecast after allegations that his son was mistreated by Texas Tech coach Mike Leach.


  84. AZWARRIOR22:

    Regarding #44, evaluating a QB has less to do with whether he is all state and more to do with other qualities. If you look at the box scores of Paradise Valley HS, you will see thay are a run-oriented offense. They run first and pass second. Second, the fact that he made second team all state as a DB means that he plays on both sides of the ball. I can only conclude that he is a superb athlete. Furthermore, he is rated by area scouts as one of the top QB prospects in Arizona, so they must know a little something about his QB'ing ability. I'm sure they are looking at things like accuracy, leadership, poise, mobility, etc. I wouldn't be so quick to judge unless you know the whole story.


  85. el guapo:

    #67, coaches are not faculty


  86. madeinhawaii:

    Aren't the assistant and associate coaches all year-to-year. No real job security...no tenure. Head Coaches are multi-year, renegotiable...but no tenure or guarantee.


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    all kinds of fb related things going on in college and i thought this was supposed to be a dead week????


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  90. whitey:

    starting to get lurkers to post which is excellent.


  91. whitey:

    i porgot, afternoon tsaikos


  92. whitey:

    there are many more hs players who will not be offered anything, but should that stop them from playing?? first things first, make sure your grades meet which ever school you plan to attend, do well on the SAT, and then communicate with the school's fb program.


  93. whitey:

    hs grades, jc grades, SAT results, essay test by UH are all academically required to enter UH, so you can be the best player on this planet, but if you fail any of those, you ain't going to get accepted.


  94. whitey:

    college entry required academia, then talent, pro entry requires talent and no brains.


  95. whitey:

    this is the slow time of this blog, but trying to reach 100 before 4:30 pm


  96. whitey:

    I guess even BSU is not immune from handing out disciplinary action on players. They knew the rules, screwed up, and now pay the penalty


  97. whitey:

    the sad part for these 3 players from BSU is that they will miss a marquee game, but this may be their only chance of pariticpating in one cause there is going to be sum challenges starting in 2010.


  98. d1島:

    wun hunnerd!


  99. d1島:

    ...is next!


  100. AZWARRIOR22:

    One more thing when looking at QB prospects, It seems that Kevin Spain is the #1 rated QB prospect out of Arizona from Scouts (rated #58 nationally; Manley is #81 as a comparison). There's only 2 AZ Prep QBs that are nationally rated and both of them have committed. Kevin to UH and Chase to NAU. So I wouldn't put a lot of weight on whether he made all-state as a QB. The kid plays on both sides of the ball and made second team as a DB. That tells me that kid can play and apparently our coaches think so too. It probably doesn't hurt also to get an endorsement from Dennis Erickson at ASU.

    Recruiting
    |Track Arizona's top college football prospects

    A look at QB recruiting

    Name Position School Height Colleges
    Brett Hundley QB Chandler 6' 4" · Arizona State · Colorado ·

    Chase Cartwright QB Corona del Sol 6' 3" Commited: NAU

    Mike Massey QB Millennium 5' 11" · Undeclared ·

    Dane McFarland QB Centennial 5' 11" · Undeclared ·

    Zach Schira QB Marcos de Niza 6' 2" · Undeclared ·

    Justin Sieczkowski QB Seton Catholic 6' 4" · Undeclared ·

    Kyle Yount QB Chandler 6' 1" · Undeclared ·

    Brad Heap QB Mesa Mountain View 6' 3" · Arizona State ·

    Will King QB Notre Dame Prep 6' 4" · Undeclared ·

    Kevin Pantastico QB Desert Ridge 6' 3" · Undeclared ·

    Dominic Portocarrero QB North Canyon 5' 11" · Undeclared ·

    Kevin Spain QB Paradise Valley 6' 2" Commited: Hawaii

    Colby Kirkegaard QB Arcadia 6' 2" · Undeclared ·

    Kyren Poe QB Hamilton 6' 3" · Undeclared ·

    Connor Brewer QB Chaparral 6' 1" · Undeclared


  101. d1島:

    Howzit whitey!

    How's the peas?

    pi?

    pee?


  102. whitey:

    didn't realize that the player involved at tt is Craog James' son. wonder why craig sent his son to tt when he is an smu fb alumni.


  103. whitey:

    d1, still the same. neva change.


  104. d1島:

    I wonder if the TTU AD is sending someone into Leach's office tonight to sweep up every little piece of paper?

    heheheh


  105. whitey:

    ok, before going on, a huge round of applause for the tsaikos for reaching #100 before 4:30pm. Yu guys are GOOD!!!!!!


  106. Garret:

    whitey,

    SMU did not offer him a scholarship and Texas Tech did.


  107. postmanke:

    AZ

    I'm not judging, it is what it is. We offered, he took, we got! if he didn't make honorable mention for whatever reason, so be it. I'm sure he's an amazing athlete playing both ways. I'm sure we'll find a way to turn him into a hard hitting DB / OLB by the time he's done. Brain Urlacher in the making!


  108. whitey:

    We don't know the true story at TT, but it is truly sad to see something like this in today's college fb programs. By the way, isn't b knight at TT??


  109. Jason:

    So Adam James is a system wide receiver? :-P


  110. whitey:

    Garret, that is sumthing cause wasn't it James and Dickerson who created the Pony Express at SMU????


  111. d1島:

    Was the TTU MBB coach's Dad influential in teaching Leach disciplinary methods? :evil:


  112. whitey:

    or maybe coach jj knew something.


  113. d1島:

    whitey,

    Yup. Part of the best CFB team that $ could buy! :lol:


  114. whitey:

    i not sure, but think Lubbock is way out in w texas, so there are not too many things for kids to get into trouble, but i guess the coach can.


  115. postmanke:

    Wonder if the bump in the 2001 Athletic budget had anything to do with all those professional volleyball players we recruited in Europe?


  116. Garret:

    Jason,

    Adam James seems like someone who can contribute at receiver in a run-and-shoot type of scheme, but SMU ran a veer-option based offense when James was a senior.

    It would have been interesting to see if JJ would have offered Adam James...especially if Craig James had a voice in the hiring process for JJ at SMU.


  117. whitey:

    d1, that's right about SMU and how they got the death penalty.


  118. Garret:

    whitey,

    Adam James entered Texas Tech a year or 2 before JJ was hired at SMU, so JJ had no role in them not recruiting James. Also, Bob Knight retired awhile ago.


  119. Jason:

    Actually, I was mistaken—I thought Craig James made comments against UH's R&S system. But I looked it up, his comments were about the defense. Never mind. :-P


  120. AZWARRIOR22:

    So with all the TT negative waves, maybe VJ will think long and hard about playing for home town Warriors.

    How can Vili the Warrior not have any of his sons wearing the green and black? VJ, will you be the first?


  121. whitey:

    or SMU does not want to have anything more to do with Dickerson and James and the notoriety it brought to the school.


  122. r b:

    IN MY OPION PJ MINAYA AT PAC 5 WAS THE BEST QB
    GEEZ KEVIN SPAIN GOT ENDOREMENT FRM ERICKSON
    WISH THE KID MANLY ALL THE BEST


  123. whitey:

    i like how the media is giving BSU the very low profile approach. they are eating up anything TCU says and hardly mention anything about BSU.


  124. AZWARRIOR22:

    ST, throw us a bone...we are starved during the dead period :-(


  125. d1島:

    whitey,

    TTU is 6.5 hours west of Dallas; and just south of New Deal... :roll:


  126. whitey:

    wow, if pj minaya switched a couple of letters in his name, he would be like Dr Mamiya and cousin Chris, who played for UH.


  127. whitey:

    d1, so is that close enought to make troubles????? hahahahaaa


  128. d1島:

    Looks like those who questioned whether Favre could last an entire season may have been right.


  129. AZWARRIOR22:

    Bulla,

    Weren't you the RA at Frear during my years at Manoa?


  130. whitey:

    but I wish we had an alumni like TT and there would be no financial problems in the athletic dept and who knows, UH would probably have a stadium on campus.


  131. whitey:

    AZ, bulla is always the "Fear". hahahahaaa


  132. whitey:

    d1, UH is 9 hrs west of Dallas by air.


  133. whitey:

    d1, wonder when the "know everything" guy going show up here???


  134. whitey:

    and i no mean al. hahahahaaaaaaaa


  135. whitey:

    brew, my bay area poster, where you stay?????


  136. whitey:

    looks like most went to eat or take brake. going do the same.


  137. AZWARRIOR22:

    BigHilo2, you the one with that crazy ol's style helmut at Vegas this year? Love your passion :-)


  138. tommui:

    Kevin Spain plays QB as well as DB. He was offered by several D1 schools but chose Hawaii.

    Think that it is indicative of how good the player is if he is offered by several D1 schools.


  139. Bulla:

    AZ Warrior,

    you have a good memory.....they tore the old buildings down, buried the skeletons, and built a modernized dorm now..state of the art :)


  140. Bulla:

    whitey,

    i was at Frear Hall as the HD, but Pride was and always will be Fear, not me. :)


  141. Koa-mahu:

    bulla - what do you call me?


  142. Bulla:

    koa who

    what?


  143. whitey:

    good one bulla.


  144. whitey:

    HD = Head Dictator???? hahahahaaaa


  145. whitey:

    HD = Head (bolo) Doctor???? yeeeesh!!!


  146. whitey:

    good monday nite game as the vikings got to play catch up ball, but looks like they get sum mo and are starting to take it to the beers.


  147. whitey:

    the beers d truly miss urlacher


  148. whitey:

    and we reach another hill @150


  149. whitey:

    Kevin Spain, qb
    College Choices
    School Interest prior to commitment
    Hawaii COMMITTED (06/23/2009)
    Arizona
    Arizona State
    Boise State
    Fresno State
    New Mexico State
    Northern Arizona
    UCLA
    I have no comment except that our WAC competition was also interested in him.


  150. Koa-mahu:

    bulla - no matta wot u call me, u will 4eva b my hawaiian shrek. ooooooooooh!


  151. whitey:

    Cooper Pelleur
    College Choices
    School Interest
    Air Force
    Oregon State
    Stanford
    Washington
    Washington State
    You will note that UH was not listed, but amazing things happen when players have a chance to visit UH.


  152. whitey:

    Just two of the recruits who commited to UH and you can see that we go against sum big time programs and are successful in getting these players.


  153. AZWARRIOR22:

    OK we digress...I'm back from putting dinner in the oven. The kids I can feed them mac and cheese. I got young uns, unlike Bulla with the Beast. Being HD at Frear must have been one onolicious gig :-)


  154. whitey:

    sumtimes, wouldn't it be interesting if colleges are able to trade players. know it won't happen, but it would truly be interesting.


  155. whitey:

    AZ, you mean bulla was hot dog (HD) king at frear????


  156. whitey:

    bulla, you know i only kidding, right?????


  157. AZWARRIOR22:

    Best part about living in Gateway was the Wahines at Frear and the Lower Campus just down the Stairs. I would watch Rainbow Baseball for free after they opened up the gates in the 7th inning.


  158. whitey:

    what can you wish the Warriors could get if they could get one more recruit this yr??? me, would love to see them get one more offensive tackle that is 6' 5"++, 285-300 lbs, runs 40 5.1. ok, i dreaming!!!


  159. whitey:

    looks like another brake time coming


  160. AZWARRIOR22:

    Offensive tackles that can hold the line from a Georgia rush. But we may need some run stuffers and DEs that can put pressure on the QB.


  161. AZWARRIOR22:

    After watching that freshman QB at SMU disect Nevada, I like the open competition at QB. It should make every QB better. Who will rise to the top?


  162. RedZone:

    What's up with the GA position?


  163. AZWARRIOR22:

    We need another Niko Noga in the middle (a man-boy) and some fast DEs that can put pressure on the opposing QB...a Warrior defense that lays a hurt :-)


  164. madeinhawaii:

    Ah... gotta love this blog... sometimes it takes a day or two.. but some way.. some how.. somebody always finds a way to clear the air...

    Thank you AZ for your analysis of QBs...

    ...Mike Leach.. if he goes.. he'll get 2 million coming to him cause he had a 5 year 12 million agreement in February.


  165. protector:

    AZWARRIOR22 on #101 & whitey on #151,

    Thanks for the info on Kevin Spain. Until now hadn't heard anything about him / missed it. I'm even more jacked that he's coming here. It seems we have some talented freshmen QBs that are gutsy enough to want to come here & compete in a logjam. As I've said before, we're set for at least the next 4 years (at QB) without having to recruit (even one)for at least the next 2-3 years. I hope that means we can concentrate on O-Line, D-Line & more lock-down CBs.


  166. madeinhawaii:

    anybody take a look at this list and see any surprises?

    http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/recruiting/tracker/school?page=considering&season=2010&schoolId=62&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fncf%2frecruiting%2ftracker%2fschool%3fpage%3dconsidering%26season%3d2010%26schoolId%3d62


  167. d1島:

    d1島:
    December 28th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Looks like those who questioned whether Favre could last an entire season may have been right.

    ...or not! :lol:


  168. protector:

    whitey on #160,

    I still want Mercado--He'd be a difference maker. If we had had him this year, we would've been in the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl, but he probably wouldn't have prevented us from getting shellacked by JJ's team IMHO.

    AZWARRIOR22 on #163,

    Agree with you, but one reason Padron was so successful was because of the near flawless pass-blocking by their O-Line. This is why Coach Shaw has a big challenge ahead getting the Line ready to slow -down USC's pressure. We need some OTs that can give some semblance of pass protection (Kia obviously was not the answer this season); in this case at least there should be some addition by subtraction. We also need to have a Center emerge from the returnees; Estes was always a
    security blanket that we won't have anymore. Does anyone remember who was back-up Center this year? Was it Hansen?


  169. whitey:

    ok, so far get different wishes which is the way it should be. everyone has their favorite or position so just wanted to see what direction they were thinking.


  170. whitey:

    vikings shot their chances for a bye


  171. whitey:

    actually they shot their chances when they went indoors (sauna gang) instead of being the norsemen of the north.


  172. madeinhawaii:

    Whitey.. sounds like you're talking about Kaiwi Crabb from Punahou.


  173. whitey:

    imagine how many fg kickers get in the us and canada. i would imagine thousands and it still is one of the most neglected area of recruiting.


  174. madeinhawaii:

    Crabb would need to put on another 45 lbs to fit your bill.. though.


  175. Bulla:

    AZ and White,
    you're killing me, as i look back.....ah hum....coughing now

    i was at frear hall, pride was fear hall, or anywhere he walked

    at the same time i was at frear hall, not too shy might have been lurking also in the hallways there.......but Li'i Wilcox, officially Claudia, whose boyfriend was...drum roll please for anyone who can remember this imposing figure...Galimba Rashad, or something like that....Li'i was the HD (Head Diva) at Anuenue Dorm, the all male dorm off campus by the lower side closer to Bullwinkles fka Mooses fka East Side nka i have no idea

    so that is our history lesson of the day....also the pinp pong tournaments with the Asian students at Gateway were mind boggling.......which created the game called 'War Pong' at Johnson Hall on balmy saturday nights.......ahhhh, the memories, haha


  176. whitey:

    mih, would that be something and listening to the game "and the Crabb just pinchered 2 dl and put them in the ground". Whoa, i getting ahead of myself.


  177. d1島:

    Boy, I thought SMU had a huge endowment at $1B+ but happened to look at Vanderbilt's... $2.8B! :shock:

    Tsigh...it must be nice....


  178. whitey:

    whoa bulla, did you say pimp pong with Claudia???


  179. whitey:

    d1, are you trying to say something about endowments??? bulla said Claudia is well endowed, so maybe we can ask her for an endowment.


  180. whitey:

    ok gang, at this rate of most important info to pass on, you think we can reach 200 in the next 15 min??????


  181. whitey:

    ralphie, ralphie, you wen get one new puter or still using your "falcon"???


  182. whitey:

    dang, get sum heavywt got to carry and legs starting to wobble.


  183. whitey:

    col, col A House, need to retake my physical and going start running more hills so I can handle the heavywts.


  184. whitey:

    protector, what is the situration with Mercado???


  185. AZWARRIOR22:

    Bulla,

    I played in those ping pong tournaments. I remember this guy Fred, I think he was the top dog. And the #2 guy was Sterling or something like that, pretty good too. I could never beat those guys but I played them tough :-)


  186. whitey:

    Cameron Mercado
    College Choices
    School Interest
    Hawaii
    As you can see, right now only UH has shown interest, but I think UH is going to work out sumthing and he eventually going be one Warrior!! my hope!!!!


  187. whitey:

    this dead week, so we won't know about mercado's status till the new year. hope he is a warrior!!!!!


  188. whitey:

    AZ, need more info about the old days at UH, then pride might gives us the inside scoop.


  189. AZWARRIOR22:

    Bulla,

    Were you part of the crew that took one of the buses that parked adjacent to Johnson and Gateway and took all the student season ticket holders to Aloha Stadium? I did that for 2 seasons...'81 and '82. Those were the good ol' days...memories :-)


  190. whitey:

    whew!! bolohead sweating, but neva give up till you reach the top


  191. Bulla:

    AZ
    now you got me thinking............hmmmmmm


  192. Bulla:

    nope, that wasn't me in the bus, we went to the game where i was all bus.....


  193. Bulla:

    as in bus.....up.....like all the other Rainbow fans at Aloha back then


  194. d1島:

    whitey,

    Wrong kine endowment!


  195. madeinhawaii:

    Jury Duty is a pain.. it's a honor ..but a pain... I was scheduled for 12/29...but was advised to confirm 24 hours in advance... Now it's been postponed to 1/4.

    How does one work around that kind of indiscriminate rescheduling? I cleared the table for tomorrow...and pushed a number of things back... I have appointments on 1/4 that I now have to reschedule... but then I won't know for sure until 24 hours before.

    I could go homeless like this.


  196. AZWARRIOR22:

    Who was the cool dude in the wheel chair (I can't remember his name) that checked our food passes when we ate at Gateway cafeteria?


  197. whitey:

    London Sapolu
    School Interested
    UH
    Tennessee
    Commited to UH. Now we going head to head with the big boys.


  198. Bulla:

    #200


  199. d1島:

    Good job whitey! :-D


  200. whitey:

    mih, i could say something about j duty, but will refrain otherwise they going call me.


  201. AZWARRIOR22:

    On weekends, we ate at the Towers and I remember having lunch with Niko Noga one time :-)


  202. Bulla:

    AZ

    that was the infamous Errol the Man Monroe............quasimodo would have been too cruel


  203. d1島:

    Now I can watch MBB....

    ...and wait for Ralph's monku monku aftah! :lol:


  204. whitey:

    d1, what i said, these tsaikos are good!!!!!!


  205. madeinhawaii:

    Whitey... and why can't they schedule me in Kaneohe.. instead of town? sheesh.. I live three blocks from the Kaneohe court house.


  206. whitey:

    d1, ralph went shopping for new 'puter, but unfortunately he don't know how to hook it up and waiting for mih to help him


  207. whitey:

    mih, has the state done anything logically??? they always look for the hardest way to do things cause if it is to simple, it will not work for them because they are plenty smart people who work for them and it would insult their intelligence.


  208. Ralph:

    wow, this game is bad basketball. both teams have issues handling the ball and what's with all the charging fouls for both teams.


  209. AZWARRIOR22:

    My 8 year ol boy is into Mario Brothers WII and I tell him that I played Donkey Kong at Pucks Alley back in my days in Manoa. Let's see there was Tron, Galaga, Tempest...


  210. whitey:

    mih, i shouldn't say those things cause i use to work for the state, but what the hell if it is true, stick to my post. right?????


  211. whitey:

    d1, ralphie is at the game and his 'puter is working. yeeesh!!!!


  212. madeinhawaii:

    Whitey.. I'm just gonna be my natural self when I show up at whatever time they need me.. if it's early AM.. I'm gonna be one grouchy SOB.


  213. AZWARRIOR22:

    And those walks to Waikiki...what are those 2 streets that run parallel and the one on the back side is where all friendly ladies asked you if you wanted a date? I remember walking back and seeing along the canal some of the largest sewer rats :-)


  214. Koa-mahu:

    Az - hotel street?


  215. AZWARRIOR22:

    Not Hotel St...One was Kalakaua and the other I can't remember.


  216. Ralph:

    Kuhio Avenue


  217. expat:

    If Leach is really out at Texas Tech I doubt they will end up having to pay him much, if anything. He would be fired for cause and if they didn't have a general clause in his contract to deal with this kind of situation it would be very surprising. That would be another high profile coaching position open though which would make for some interesting shuffling in the Head Coaching ranks. You would think that they are high profile enough that they would be looking to poach another head coach rather than a coordinator.

    Interesting that a kid who graduated from St Louis and attended JC will be one of the starting QBs in the Rose Bowl. I guess you could generally say that he was underrated coming out of high school.


  218. AZWARRIOR22:

    Hopefully out of the TT debacle, one VJ decides to be a Warrior ;-)


  219. Ralph:

    KU fired Mangino for his physical contact and verbal abuse of a player or players. Leach is walking a fine line for his handling of Adam James. Here at UH, we took forever with E Bolla illness, and we ended up paying him to leave after two alleged incidents, one of sexual harassment in the form of verbal abuse and the other for a lame kick. Isn't Leach an attorney, he must have an alibi or air tight contract that pays him off in 6 figures.


  220. (Jesse)James:

    Hey Tsaikos...how has everyone been....hope all is well.

    Been busy, busy...just stopping by for a few before heading to the hospital...

    d1...wait,...what? Ralph is gonna monku monku about the MBB game??? Since when does Ralph monku??? MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Just kidding Ralph....


  221. Ralph:

    ADs at Kansas U. and Texas Tech acted quickly, our former AD didn't flinch nor acted, his replacement, well ah, I wasn't here when it happened so I got to act slowly, with due diligence or I hope the new Chancellor take over the hot seat.


  222. Stephen Tsai:

    Actually, I don't have anything against LOL or his posts. They're pretty interesting.
    But when somebody starts off by saying he's being SMU'd, well, then I SMU 'em. Self-fulfilling prophecy.
    We've only actually SMU'd one person — Barry Markowitz, after he complained about me to Brand X. Sheesh. But I like Barry and I decided I'd let him back. But he doesn't want to come back.
    So here's how you get deleted:
    • You annoy the regulars.
    • You annoy me.
    * You write a post, then say, "lol." When somebody ELSE says something funny, lol is appropriate. Or if it actually is funny. But if you write: "the coach is an idiiot. lol." Well, that just violates rules 1 and 2. It's OK to just write: "The coach is an idiot."
    • And no superior attitudes, even if you are superior. Remember we know who you are.
    • Also attacking spouses and high school kids is a no-no.
    • And if anybody tries to mock the rules, zappo.


  223. Ralph:

    J(J) watch out before i start on the State workers!


  224. Stephen Tsai:

    AZwarrior22:
    Nothing is going to happen for probably the next two weeks on the recruiting front.
    This is a dead period. Mack is on a working-vacation for the next five days. Then he does home visits on the Mainland. Then comes the convention.
    It will be interesting when the furloughs end and we can get some actual numbers on available scholarships. I made a half-hearted attempt to figure it out. I couldn't.


  225. (Jesse)James:

    Ralph...lucky I'm not a State worker....and work for a quasi state job... :-)


  226. AZWARRIOR22:

    Thanks, ST...we'll just have to bide the dead period :-(


  227. whitey:

    I was wondering why barry m neva posts here no more. too bad, cause he had sum interesting thoughts, but hopefully he can resolve his differences and come back. if he no like, well, best to you barry and hope 2010 brings you and your family much happiness and good health.


  228. whitey:

    and now work on the next milestone and get to 250 before 9pm


  229. Ralph:

    Hiram Thompson must have had a second degree concussion, he hasn't played.


  230. Bulla:

    ST
    thanks for putting everyone in alignment for their assignment. get right, get straight, or get left.....it doesn't matter what the 'other side' says,that's why they're on the other side.

    the basketball game is so good i am watching OC12 right now, and that is more colorful, haha

    just another nite in Tsaikoville, better than being lost in Farmegeddon...haha


  231. whitey:

    ST, no more contest for awhile i guess.


  232. AZWARRIOR22:

    Whitey, you on one mission :-)

    What's da prize?

    9:00 p.m. is 12 midnight here but I'm on vacation right now so no mattah to me.


  233. whitey:

    j(j) wish your mom well and get ready for the new year.


  234. Ralph:

    J(J) so you walk in the shadow of Linda Lingle and you think you are quasi qovenment worker, just because she "no listen" to the people of this State, you are still a state worker by contract.


  235. bstunna2002:

    Any possibility if Mike Leach is let go he comes to uh as a Coach in some capacity like let's say wr's coach?


  236. whitey:

    AZ, this is anniversary nite for tsaikos who worked hard at posting one yr atgo. brew was one of the major poster, but haven't seen him today. think he working.


  237. whitey:

    ralph, i not one lingle backer, but it takes a lot of people to tango and there are a lot of others who should be getting heat from the people. she has her problems, but i don't think sum are telling the truth, but covering their arses.


  238. Ralph:

    Al this game is not a keeper, you can stop your DVR. UH 44, N 42 with 11 minutes to go.


  239. whitey:

    like workers taking furloughs and pay cut, but legislators getting a raise.


  240. Pomai:

    I wouldn't want anything to do with Leach


  241. Slugger:

    ST ~ Thanks for the SMU clarification.

    Didn't go to the men's BB game tonight. Saw Brandon Adams this afternoon walking with his wife. Wished him well in the game tonight. Wonder how he's doing? Just tuned TV to the game. GO BOWS!!!


  242. whitey:

    this reminds me of how how congressional people tell us how good social security, healthcare is good for us, but they don't participate because they have another plan which kicks us in the arse.


  243. LizKauai [iMac] Happy New Year!:

    Ok...
    spiritual walking training is a great thing but makes me tired...
    Or was it trying to watch the bb game after the excitement of MNF?

    Anyway... can't even keep eyes open for a Jane Austen movie!

    Nitey nite and SWEET fb recruiting dreams!


  244. AZWARRIOR22:

    Kevin Spain looks like he is still growing...

    On another site, it says he is 6-2/185/4.92

    But another link on the same site says

    QB Kevin Spain, a Hawaii commit, from Phoenix (Az.) Paradise Valley High.

    Spain (6-3 195) helped PV to a 7-5 record, passing for 1,216 yards and 13 TDs.


  245. Slugger:

    I agree, Pomai.


  246. whitey:

    ok ralph, but is uh going to win???


  247. whitey:

    LizzyK, come on you can do it. Still early and you get plenty info.


  248. Ralph:

    Whitey I agree. How's that! The economy is what it is, tough decisions to be made, somebody has to step it up and she has. Those who do not agree need to come up with solutions and not just complain. Too many of the counter proposals and offers are proposed solutions to protect the union and not necessarily in the best interest of the citizens of Hawaii Nei.


  249. Bulla:

    Slugger,

    I agree with you and Pomai :)


  250. AZWARRIOR22:

    I never did follow Rainbow basketball so much. I was a comped a few games working as Student Help for UHAD but they weren't very good then. Larry Little was coach and a couple of players named Thomas Louden and Joe Frazier (not the boxer).

    Now Warrior football and Rainbow baseball, I followed religiously.


  251. Pomai:

    I just finished reading J. David Millers book "Hawaii Warrior Football A Story of Faith, Hope and Redemption", an I would recommend that all Warrior fans read it but most of all, I would like all the Powers to be read it an learn what from it.


  252. whitey:

    Wonder if going get big surf tomorrow, but will find out from Teddy C when I see him at workouts tomorrow.


  253. Slugger:

    Kevin Spain:

    Hawaii has an averge temperature of 80 degrees, unlike Paradise Valley at 100+ degrees in the late spring through early fall. It's only cool in Paradise Valley Mall. Lucky you come Hawaii!


  254. whitey:

    Nice going Tsaikos.


  255. Stephen Tsai:

    We're gonna have an end-of-the-year contest, I think.
    Time to clean out the cupboard.


  256. LizKauai [iMac] Happy New Year!:

    Pomai- J. David Miller is on fb and I think he would love to hear from you.


  257. LizKauai [iMac] Happy New Year!:

    MALCOLM LANE- Hauoli Lahanau!!! Can't wait to see you running up the field again!


  258. LizKauai [iMac] Happy New Year!:

    Hi, ST...
    man... hard to go to sleep when ST says "contest"


  259. AZWARRIOR22:

    Slugger,

    You are right on about the temp in Phoenix during the summer but right now it's cold with the lows in the 30's. And a short trip up the I-17 to Flagstaff and we can play in the snow.


  260. OldDiver:

    Regarding # 244

    I was wondering about Kevin Spain, played DB but has a listed 40 time of 4.92. Either the receivers in that league are 6'2" and 280 lbs or he ran it in the sand.


  261. Ralph:

    Whitey Nash scheduled the cream puff, he better win. He needs 18 wins for a roll over in his contract and he got to schedule all of his opponents. Most of whom come into the Stan Sheriff with losing records.
    He is another State employee collecting a six figure pay check, and probably earns more than the Governor but a little less than macho J(J).


  262. Rob25:

    Ralph...you better back off with the State workers comments. Don't stereotype everyone! I'm gonna let KK start calling you Grummy again!


  263. Rob25:

    I need to think of questions to ask Charlie Wade tomorrow since I won't be able to listen live. I wonder what I could ask him....


  264. Rob25:

    I need to think of questions to ask Charlie Wade tomorrow since I won't be able to listen live. I wonder what I could ask him....


  265. Bulla:

    ST

    i wonder what the street value for a purple shirt that has The Beast with the #95 on the back.....hmmmmmm, better put that in the keepsake container in storage...one door closes and another one opens


  266. LizKauai [iMac] Happy New Year!:

    Hi Rob25!

    ok, Mansfield Park is my choice tonight.
    Latahs!


  267. AZWARRIOR22:

    My boy has one souvenir mini-VB from 2002 NCAA championship that was and then wasn't.


  268. Bulla:

    AZ
    the ping pong guy fred, he ended up handling the maint. contract for the dorms for many years........


  269. Punaluu:

    Just got my Sports Illustrated and there's a cute cartoon picture of Bryant Moniz holding a pizza and mentioning that he moonlights as a pizza delivery guy.


  270. Bulla:

    AZ
    did you live in J Hall or Gateway? did you make it to any of our 'toga' parties, niko would bring his brothers and that's all she wrote........good memories, what i do remember....i was 'studying' so much back then, and do you remember ST at Ka Leo? he looked the same, like curtis was there at the same time i think......


  271. jm2375:

    Howzit guys!

    Long day at work. Relaxing for a bit watching bb game before I do some more work. :(

    Re: dorms - I took a couple of classes at UH my senior year in HS (no mo AP at UHS). In Japanese I, our sensei had us write short paragraphs about whatever. One guy lived in J Hall. All I remember was he was talking about the dorm food - "SAGA - Soviet Attempt to Gag Americans". The whole class bus' out laughing so hard, the sensei from next door had to come tell us to keep it down!

    BTW, is Lutu Jr on scholarship now? Just wondering...


  272. AZWARRIOR22:

    Bulla,

    Yeah, Fred was one good ping pong playah. You remember that piano that was in the same room as the ping pong table. My roomy used to play the Commodores at night to woo the ladies :-)


  273. Stephen Tsai:

    Liz:
    I've got a Colt Brennan autograph on a "Colt for Heisman" poster. Sounds like a prize, no?


  274. AZWARRIOR22:

    Bulla,

    I was at Gateway. The first semester, we shared a bathroom, with Dennis Oda, photographer at that other paper. I remember the toga parties but I don't think I indulged.


  275. Ralph:

    the Stan Sheriff Center looks great with all green seats, unfortunately I can see a lot of them while the game is being played. I had hoped the seating in the lower bowl of Aloha Stadium and the Murakami stadium would have been green when they were opened. Murakami Stadium started with blue seats and blue outfield walls, I thought the architect was a BYU grad.


  276. OldDiver:

    Bulla,

    I remember reading your posts a couple years ago concerning certain strength exercises you had your son doing to increase speed, flexibility and power. If this is not a question you wish to answer I will understand. Do you expect UH to provide the kind of strength and conditioning program that you will be satisfied with? This is of course a purely subjective question.


  277. jm2375:

    Off-topic - anybody see Avatar yet? Is the IMAX version worth the extra $$? I heard the lines at Dole were verrrrrry long this weekend.


  278. jm2375:

    Jiiiiiiiii!!!!!


  279. Slugger:

    Yay, Bows!!!


  280. jm2375:

    Hey whitey - 300 by 10pm?


  281. Slugger:

    AZ,

    I used to live in Flagstaff. I don't miss the snow shoveling. Didn't like the heat of the desert. I'd tolerate it to go to the D-Backs games, though.

    Good to see the Bows play well in the second half tonight. Yay!


  282. madeinhawaii:

    Dorms...

    Didn't all the bathroom walls have graffiti that said.. ."Flush twice, the cafeteria is on the other end of the building."


  283. d1島:

    Nice win 'Bows! :-)


  284. Ralph:

    UH is now 7-6. up next Idaho, 6-3, and Boise State at 8-4 with 2 games before facing UH. Idaho is this saturday.


  285. AZWARRIOR22:

    Slugger,

    I'm thinking about driving up this week so the kids can enjoy the snow. Do you recommend any good places? I'm not that familiar with Flagstaff, other than being a small city. I've ski'ed at Snow Bowl once and cross country at Mormon Lake.


  286. whitey:

    Ga shellaced A&M


  287. whitey:

    Slugger while in Flagstaff, you every meet Warren S of Pine Canyon??


  288. whitey:

    try that again, ever met


  289. whitey:

    ST, how's about putting up the Colt poster for the one who posts at #400 tonight?????


  290. whitey:

    wonder if TT will be up or down for their game against MiSt??


  291. whitey:

    Watching ESPN and how they have to tiptoe on this issue.


  292. whitey:

    ok, brake time.


  293. Bulla:

    old diver #276

    i have all the faith in mr. tommy heffernan, i believe he is still there.....things are moving forward, but according to my math, there will be 20 months of training before he can 'officially' play, or have the chance to play. speed + power = the kadoosh factor.....haha, just an old man thinking out loud......thanks for asking. Cross Fit training is the new rage......and effective.


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  295. OldDiver:

    Bulla,

    Good answer, if you have faith then I have faith also.


  296. Bulla:

    OldDiver,

    don't rock the boat baby, don't rock the boat baby


  297. whitey:

    jm, 10:30pm


  298. Bulla:

    when you start on the bottom of the totem pole, you can only go up....how fast is up to you.......


  299. Bulla:

    cmon whitey


  300. whitey:

    can't criticize coach nash, but at least he is realistic when looking at the upcoming schedule and said they should win 18.


  301. Bulla:

    300


  302. Bulla:

    lose money, dollar short and a second late, haha


  303. whitey:

    bulla, working to get in shape, hahahahahah, i know, what kind of shape, sheesh!!!


  304. whitey:

    i have a friend presently living in castro valley and her son is a grad of weber. he played bb there. he is from a bay area powerhouse then in bb, bishop odowd.


  305. whitey:

    he is now a chiropractor in castro valley


  306. whitey:

    ralph, he not saying too much tonight.


  307. whitey:

    got to check how g'nalo and sleeze are doing. how are you two doing???


  308. Slugger:

    AZ,

    Flagstaff has a snow play area for sledding now. I don't know if they are charging for parking/use. Nordic Center for cross-country skiing. And the AZ Snowbowl for downhill skiing and snowboarding. I was spoiled skiing at the Snowbowl since it was 20 mins. outside of town. My friends in the Bay Area have to drive at least 4 hrs. to get to a ski resort.

    There's a small ski place outside of Williams, but it's really small.

    Let me know if you want to hang out in Flagstaff town. I can recommend a few places to eat or to stay overnight.

    Lopaka43's old neighbor lives in Flagstaff, as well as a bunch of other people from Hawaii. They're probably getting together this weekend to make mochi. (The Uno's have a machine...)


  309. whitey:

    sum people getting an early head start on fireworks around my home. hope they don't get in trouble.


  310. Slugger:

    whitey,

    No, I've never met Warren S. of Pine Canyon. I don't think I know where Pine Canyon is...I know where the town of Pine is...

    AZ,

    The woman who managed Mormon Lake Lodge used to live in Hawaii. I think she might still be there.


  311. whitey:

    not bad, going do something. see you all later


  312. whitey:

    slugger, pine canyou is a high maka maka resort area in flagstaff and have probably the best golf course in AZ. Warren is the GM.


  313. Slugger:

    Are we shooting for 400 tonight?


  314. Slugger:

    whitey,

    Ooohhh, I think I know where that g.c. is...it's on the west side. No, I've not met Warren, but one of the kid's in the Hawaii club knows him. Kai's talked about golfing there. I lived on the east side of town in Flag's first g.c. development & the only public course.


  315. Kekoa:

    Stephen Tsai:

    December 28th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    We've only actually SMU'd one person — Barry Markowitz, after he complained about me to Brand X. Sheesh. But I like Barry and I decided I'd let him back. But he doesn't want to come back.
    So here's how you get deleted:
    • You annoy the regulars.
    • You annoy me.
    • Also attacking spouses and high school kids is a no-no.

    Apparently there was more to that story about Brand X and HA in negotiating terms for his work for each. Barry continues to work for SB as a Stringer.

    He traveled to Samoa with the Gov on the 1st Coast Guard C-130 to respond. Many of the first photos from that disaster were on the news that eve. PacWest Magazine featured his Samoan Tidal Wave video footage on a recent special. CNN used his videos as well thru out.

    The guy works his tail off for the love of his craft, and gives some of us Tsaiko's his insightful videos and sideline photos as a treat. Stubborn as all get out, but the man does have his pride and his ohana to protect. I doubt if he will ever come back to post, and that's too bad.


  316. Slugger:

    oops, kid's = kids (Kaikea)


  317. whitey:

    Slugger, not sure, but may end up going there this year. Prior to Pine Canyon, he was the GM of Big Horn GC where Michelle Wie has a house. He is truly a nice guy and comes to Kapalua and i not sure but i think he going be here next week.


  318. whitey:

    lost my post


  319. whitey:

    Slugger , how does 1,000 sound tonight. sounds impossible to me, but sometimes strange things happen. hahahahahaaa


  320. whitey:

    but to reach 400 sounds like a great idea


  321. whitey:

    pecan pie. just out of curiosity, who makes pecan pies???


  322. whitey:

    i haven't seen any on maui, but had it in the philippines. was ono licious


  323. whitey:

    maybe can negotiate a trade of pecan pies for guri guri


  324. whitey:

    and if that no work, maybe p sausage


  325. whitey:

    and at 325 going brake and let the rest of the tsaikos take us to 400 tonight.


  326. Slugger:

    I've only made pecan pie once. When I lived in the Ozarks we used to collect wild hickory nuts. Smaller than pecans, but the same shape and slightly similar in taste.

    Night, whitey! Let me know if you're going to Flagstaff this coming year.


  327. Slugger:

    I think I'm going to call it a night also.

    Wahine BB tomorrow and Wednesday night.

    I have two single tickets for the Wahine BBall games on Jan. 16th & 18th. It's general admission. Let me know if you'd like these tickets. I won't be in town to attend those games.


  328. ty:

    zorn done
    colt too?


  329. Ralph:

    for those needing a recruiting fix but you haven't visited tomboahi's blogspot.
    courtesy of tomboahi, but I never ask. lol
    http://www.tomboahi.com/uhfb10/


  330. Ralph:

    USA Sagarin bb ratings: when UH was 5-6. UH came in at 198.
    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/sagarin/bkt0910.htm?loc=interstitialskip


  331. al:

    did someone mention pecan pie?


  332. al:

    i'll bet that this a record day for whitey


  333. wafan:

    Nytol!


  334. al:

    ch 1228 elite qb documentary.
    filmed in hawaii.


  335. Kekoa:

    Don't need a recruiting fix. Too early to tell. I'll wait until they actually start strapping on the gear before I get excited. Speculation can start arguments on this blog.


  336. protector:

    jm2375 on #277,

    Saw Avatar twice at Signature Theaters@ Pearl City Highlands Center, but not IMAX. The movie was visually stunning & magnificent in most every way! They did not skimp at all in making this movie (estimates are 300+ million) and you know that any producer who makes a movie longer than 2 hours is not in it solely for the money aspect (one would recoup money a lot faster by making a 90 minute movie that allows more showings throughout the day). I know most people balk at sitting through a movie 2 hours and 40 minutes long, but being a movie buff, I savored every minute. I would think the IMAX version would be impressive. I was kind of curious about the 3D version, but it costs more to view it.


  337. LizKauai [iMac] Happy New Year!:

    Why am I up... I need more sleep.


  338. LizKauai [iMac] Happy New Year!:

    400 is a long way from here...


  339. LizKauai [iMac] Happy New Year!:

    Colt 4 Heisman, eh?


  340. LizKauai [iMac] Happy New Year!:

    340 is good.


  341. LizKauai [iMac] Happy New Year!:

    maybe I'll put the Jane Austen dvd back in and try to get back to sleep.


  342. RainbowCliff:

    Good Morning Tsaiko Nation, I have sucessfully made it back with Mother Sanchez personal belongings / urn and ashes. The respect and love given to her during this unfortunate passing has been "OVERWEALMING" with adulation and sincere condolences.

    I would like to thank ALL of you for yor heartfelt words, prayers and sincerity during this most difficult time in my life. You good folks were TREMENDOUS during my grief as when I flew that long journey to San Francisco all 21 pages of your thoughts and prayers flew with me with the Tsai Meister blown up picture of my smile gracing the front cover.

    In HONOR of my moms passing my love one up North created a memorial guest book of expressing thoughts and condolences. If you may type http://www.marinij.com it will take you to the marin county on line newspaper. Put the mouse hand on the word "obituaries" top of page and click on "view & sign guest books". Search by last name in box type "Sanchez" and click search. Graciela Sanchez name will appear in blue coloring, click on the word "display" as her book will appear. Sign in guest book is to the right IF you good folks will be so kind of your thoughts and prayers I will be so "HUMBLE" of your Aloha love to my "HERO" !

    Twenty days has gone by since her passing and I have been managing day by day. Mother Sanchez was the ONLY parent in my life and she smiled beautifully 33 years ago endorsing my national letter of intent to become a "Rainbow Warrior" as she allowed me to CONSUME your aloha spirit in which still TODAY I live and breathe your polynesian hospitalty.

    MAHALO to all of you for just taking the time to read my words and grace me with your kind thoughts and Aloha Spirit. My LOVE for you good folks is TREMENDOUS and I can't thank you enough for your prayers and condolences during this difficult time in my life. God has a "LEGEND" in Heaven with him and her armour shield guides me everyday in life.

    Vaya Con Dios Tsaiko Nation and "THANK YOU" Always !


  343. Bulla:

    Good morning Tsaikos,

    Stop the stressing and be a blessing.... have a fruitful day :)


  344. d1島:

    Great Morning All!

    Aloha RainbowCliff.


  345. d1島:

    ...not quite 400.


  346. d1島:

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!

    Make sure you get your New Years orders in!

    HiHo....


  347. Loa:

    morning gang!

    hah, Johnson Hall, i remember the guys painted a crime scene body outline on the sidewalk across the street at the engineering building


  348. Loa:

    and they used to hold up number signs when the wahines walked by :smile:


  349. NYUH:

    Bradley XX0XX Lane
    Salas Pilares
    Moniz
    Green

    Looks like a good start to me.


  350. bighilofan2:

    Good morning Tsaikos everywshere!
    Rainbow Cliff, howzit howzit !

    Agree with postmanke 100% on this one:
    :

    December 28th, 2009 at 12:15 pm
    I agree enough already... hoping this recruiting season has players labeled as "first team" "all-state" "all- conference" next to their name when introduced in the blog

    and when you look at what we've got coming in, the Washington and Arizona kids who wanna be Warriors, and noting they're looking like really great ballers. add em to some stout locals, playing to an audience of one, all i gotta say is...

    Go Warriors!!!


  351. d1島:

    NYUH,

    As always, the secret is getting the "X's and O" right! ;-)

    Really gotta go now.....


  352. Stephen Tsai:

    Kekoa:
    Here's the story on the SMU/Barry.
    I go to WAC media day in Utah. There are stacks of media guides. The schools don't want to take them back because they bulk-shipped them to the site but would have to bring them back as baggage. So they leave them in the media room. Since I always pack an extra bag, I grabbed the extra (and unwanted) UH media guides. I brought them back, then gave them away as blog prizes. Barry complained because he didn't get a media guide. So he sends a letter of protest to UH and to Brand X editors. So UH and Brand X ask me: Why is he complaining to us and not to you. I say: What are you talking about? They tell me, then I issued the first SMU.


  353. bighilofan2:

    Coach Medeiros....

    thank you thank you for your effort and Warrior spirit! you done good, young man! reall goood. keepa a going. you got a long and happy life ahead.

    proud of what you did for us, your team, your family name, yourself.


  354. whitey:

    Good morning Tsaikos. Good try


  355. bighilofan2:

    Coach Medeiros

    take a tip from Coach Leo Abellera of Keaau High School. He paddles stand up board alot, whenever he can. Keeps in shape, enjoys the water,


  356. LizKauai [iMac] Happy New Year!:

    New post is up.


  357. whitey:

    ST, too bad, all he had to do was ask you for a copy.


  358. NYUH:

    And your X and Ys.


  359. NYUH:

    D1: Yes, I left out that crucial information. Hopefully Shaw can pull it together. He did a great job last year as the OL improved significantly. I take it they were also working with the backups, grooming them to take over this year.


  360. I Love Pecan Pie:

    No Pecan Pies in Maui?
    Hmmm...ok you yungsters graduating with no jobs,
    go to Maui and bake'shake pecan pies, and other
    goodies. btw Don Quijote here didn't have any today, too. Darn.
    btw, my couzin in Wash DC says there will be a
    wheat shortage next year due to some sort of
    "rust" disease in the "steppes" and China will want
    to import tons from us. Trouble is, the USA hasn't
    much because of corn for fuel and soybeans using
    up the available farm lands. I wonder if you can raise
    wheat in Hawaii???


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