UH recruit to play in all-star game

December 8th, 2012
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Waianae High defensive tackle Kennedy Tulimasealii has accepted an invitation to play in the Under Armour All-America Game.

The game is scheduled for Jan. 4 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Tulimasealii remains true to his commitment to play for the Warriors in 2013. He has received several offers since making an oral commitment a couple of weeks ago.

* * * * *

Time will be the judge on Ben Jay's upcoming tenure as UH athletic director. In a telephone interview last night night, he appears to be smart and driven — two good qualities needed for the daunting tasks he faces.

It is hoped Jay will succeed. Still, Manoa chancellor Tom Apple needs to know for similar situations in the future:

• No more head-hunting firms.

• No more selection committees. It's always good to get input from business leaders who write checks to the athletic department. There are problems with convening committees. Somebody will be left out. There can't be a 20-member selection committee. (Oh, wait, that happened when HF was hired.) Athletic department officials should not be making big banking decisions. Bankers should not be making athletic department decisions. (Mitch Ka‘aiali‘i is the exception.)

* * * * * *

Speaking of Tom Apple, here are the more memorable Apples:

• Adam's Apple

• Gwyneth Paltrow's daughter

• The Beatles' record label

• The late Steve Jobs' job

• Dick Tomey's "Apples and oranges" commercial

150 Responses to “UH recruit to play in all-star game”

  1. wafan:

    1st?


  2. wafan:

    Whoo-hoo, been a while.


  3. wafan:

    Bravo. Your word is really all anyone has.

    Good luck in the game!


  4. tommui:

    GOOD MORNING HAWAII!

    Safe journey to AL - win money!

    Gee, somewhere in the top 5?


  5. wafan:

    Mr. Tsai, have you had a chance to speck with BJ the AD?

    What is he like? What are his short and long term goals? Does he have any plans to accomplish his goals?

    What of his contract?

    Or do we wait for the announcement from UH?


  6. Chicken Grease:

    Ohayoooooooooooooooogozaimasu!!!!!!!!

    A li'l sweet ditty for a sweet li'l teeny bop cutey; Grease gonna surmise the lot of youse haven't heard d'is song from the neonified '80s long time, long time:

    All this tiiiiiime
    All in all
    I no regrets
    [sic; Hawaii pidgin in this nationally popular song?]
    The sun will shine
    The sun still sets
    And my heart forgives
    My heart forgets
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    With all thihhhhhs tiiiime

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  7. wafan:

    Oops. I think I surpassed IWWTHM's question total.


  8. Chicken Grease:

    Wafan, wafan, wafan, tommui, wafan . . . and Mr. Stephen Tsai . . . thanks for waking up early.

    Congratulations, Kennedy Tulimasealii. Play hard and smart.


  9. Stephen Tsai:

    Mr. Grease:
    I have a difficult time awakening lately.
    It's like that old joke: "I use the bathroom every morning at 7. The problem is I don't wake up until 8."


  10. Stephen Tsai:

    Well, Mr. BJ passes the first test.
    He calls back. And he leaves his home number.
    Dr. Apple? Not so good. Apple must have slept through his PR-training session.


  11. RedZone:

    Congrats to Kennedy.

    Hmm....buy rubba sheets?

    I guess da Apple does not want to embarrass himself. Again.


  12. Bowwar:

    I think Jay will be successful because you can't get any worse than where we are now. As an athletic department with exception of some of the minor sports, is at "rock bottom." When I refer to "minor" sports, I should clarify that I'm referring to non or low revenue sports. Football is the engine that drives the department due to its potential revenue and we all know that has been in the skids.


  13. RedZone:

    My best to the new AD Mr Jay.


  14. Bowwar:

    Just a thought, if we continue to only draw 20,000 to the football games, maybe we should hold our games at a "beefed-up" Ching field and keep all the revenues versus paying a ridiculous rental at Aloha and not receive parking or concession revenue. I hope Jay will look at the stadium arrangement and "pay per view" and bring back the old days of a packed Aloha stadium or...Ching Field. I really hope UH builds their own football stadium because I think that's the only way they can foresee being in the black in future years.


  15. Wes'side Warrior:

    Howzit, Gang!

    What about Applebees?

    Anyways, would be so awesome if Tulimasealii gets to be interviewed and announces his UH pick in front of live cameras, broadcast to tons of other recruits! Gotta generate that buzz around campuses and huddles nationwide! Especially with the added spotlight on other bright homegrown student-athletes!

    "Did he just say, 'the University of Hawaii'? Hmmm... With that guy, Coach Chow, redoing the team... and we can help be part of that rebuild. I mean... play ball and study in Hawaii? Hmmm... sounds like a plan!"


  16. Chicken Grease:

    Stephen Tsai:
    December 8th, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Mr. Grease:
    I have a difficult time awakening lately.
    It's like that old joke: "I use the bathroom every morning at 7. The problem is I don't wake up until 8."

    Ahaahhahha, heard a variation of that joke as part of a recent Charlie Sheen roast on Comedy Central, too -- one roaster goes, something along the lines of, "yeah, typical ay for Charlie starts put with him taking a dump. Then, we wakes up from his bed." Heh.

    Reminds me of another joke -- "maion t'ing you wake up." :|


  17. WarriorNY:

    Kennedy to Florida All-Star game?

    How bout them apples...


  18. madeinhawaii:

    Since UH only gets back about $800K from it's $2.1 million PPV payment from Oceanic it may now make sense to kill the program. I don't know if 800 K covers the revenues from the empty seats that might get be filled if people had no PPV. Much of it, however, depends on how many games would be broadcast otherwise by the MWC/CBS Sports connection. If they show too many home games, killing PPV won't amount to anything.


  19. Chicken Grease:

    Another famous apple in, well [how's THIS for niche] Korean science fiction film is the eaten apple that initiates a zombie apocalypse in the first of three (3) short films in Doomsday Book. (Slugger and/or Capitolist/[Nyehhhhhhhhhhh]Wassap Doc might know this film.]


  20. Chicken Grease:

    Wes'side Warrior:
    December 8th, 2012 at 8:50 am

    . . . Anyways, would be so awesome if Tulimasealii gets to be interviewed and announces his UH pick in front of live cameras, broadcast to tons of other recruits! Gotta generate that buzz around campuses and huddles nationwide! Especially with the added spotlight on other bright homegrown student-athletes!

    Would certainly beat a certain baseball-cap-chooser's-unimpressive-post-win-over-USC-"THIS is a private school graduate? He can barely string two . . . "'s-ESPN-interview's-own-ultimate-choice-of-school-years-ago in a Grease's book.


  21. Wes'side Warrior:

    And take a look at what some schools do to try to entice a potential recruit to their school:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaab-the-dagger/florida-state-sales-pitch-andrew-wiggins-stands-more-022616483--ncaab.html


  22. Stephen Tsai:

    MIH
    UH gets $2.3 million from Oceanic, not $800,000..
    I just spoke to UH and Oceanic officials.
    Don't make me bill you for sending me on wild-guess chases.


  23. wowlaulau:

    #22, lol ST ... that is what happens when people have a point to make but don't know or check their facts ... Why have something like the facts get in the way of an opinion ....


  24. Derek:

    I will not be happy until Kennedy signs his letter of intent. Until then, holding my okole.
    You know how these things go with young men. People can change their minds and in the past they do all the time. Remember, the kid Pelleur from Washingston. He committed to UH, and at the last couple of weeks before NLI day he decided to sign with the Huskies. Iuta Tepa committed to UH too, then changed his mind and signed with UCLA. Thankfully, Tepa came of his senses and decided to come to Hawaii after all. Hehe. You just can't take anything for granted anymore.

    My favorite lines of all time.
    1) It's never over, until it's over. "Yogi Berra"
    2) Not so fast, my friend! "Lee Corso"
    3) Hello, you play to win the game!! (Herman Edwards)
    4) Playoffs! Are you kidding me, playoffs! (we might not win another game). "Jim Mora"
    5) They are, what we think they are!!!! "Dennis Green"

    Classic example, the Cowboys led the Eagles 38-27 after returning a fumble for a touchdown with about 1:30 minute left in the game. The spread was -10 Cowboys. A guy in Vegas needed the Cowboys to cover the spread to win a big parlay of $18,500 on a $50 bet having won all the other games he picked. Well, you know what happened. The back up kickoff return man for the Eagles returned the kickoff for a touchdown, thereby making the final score, 38-33 Cowboys, but not cover. But, it's not the first time it has happened in this crazy game of football and it won't be the last.


  25. Bugaz:

    Kennedy tearing up oline after oline will raise attendance by 20,000 itself


  26. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Does Jay get to choose his associate/assistant ADs or are they hired through a separate process?


  27. Bugaz:

    Post game interviews for All Star game probably reserved for the recruits committing to big name schools. Hope Kennedy tears it up and stays committed


  28. Bugaz:

    Remember Wade Keliikipi changed his mind during the last weekend while tripping the Ducks


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  34. Ralph:

    i'm also curious, are contracts for UH AD negotiated on an individual basis or are they one year contracts for all ADs. If annually I'd like to see Jay clean house and start everyone on the same page. Experience is important but UH has struggled righting its ship, new ideas from new personnel may work better, if not, we are not any worst off as a program. The budget for new personnel for payroll and benefits should be lower to start with as all newbies are moving into a new job. Don't hire old retreads or former ADs who lost their jobs.


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  36. madeinhawaii:

    ST...

    I thought that PPV money goes to the MWC where it is cut up among the football pool and UH gets back maybe $800K? You're saying they get to keep it all now?


  37. kruzen:

    Congrats to Kennedy Tulimasealii.

    Apple Jacks was one of my favorites as a kid.


  38. al:

    "one bad apple spoils the whole bunch"


  39. MCB:

    Stephen - I am curious about your comment regarding not having head-hunting firms. didn't they bring our new AD to us? according to the article this morning, BJ didn't apply, but was approached by a head hunting firm? correct me if i am wrong.


  40. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Good Morning Gangeez!

    Like the new AD's resume in the financial aspects of college athletics. That's the kind of guy we need to squeeze money from rocks or whatever the saying is. His career in the PAC-12 will be helpful too.

    Go Kennedy, represent, come back and get your Warrior on!

    3PM ESPN. We'll see if the local will win every major college football award this year.


  41. SteveM:

    Good morning everyone!

    Congrats to Kennedy Tulimasealii.


  42. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    14.Bowwar:

    December 8th, 2012 at 8:38 am
    Just a thought, if we continue to only draw 20,000 to the football games, maybe we should hold our games at a "beefed-up" Ching field and keep all the revenues versus paying a ridiculous rental at Aloha and not receive parking or concession revenue. I hope Jay will look at the stadium arrangement and "pay per view" and bring back the old days of a packed Aloha stadium or...Ching Field. I really hope UH builds their own football stadium because I think that's the only way they can foresee being in the black in future years.

    The University of Hawai`i does NOT pay rental fees for its football games in exchange for giving up parking and concession revenues. UH does pay for operational expenses such as maintenance staff; however, those costs are well under $100,000 per game.

    With respect to your suggestion about creating still another major stadium on the UH Manoa campus, that would require significant changes in the City and County of Honolulu's zoning and planning ordinances and administrative rules.

    Even under the best of circumstances where no one objects to placing a 20,000-seat stadium in a residential community such as Manoa-Mo`ili`ili, it would take at least seven years before the first game would be played. If there are objections, it could be 2025 or even later before two teams come on the field.

    The critical issue today at Aloha Stadium is to preserve & protect the Stadium Special Fund set up in ACT 282-2012 to address capital improvements over the next 30-40 years. The Fund is connected to the Public Land Development Corporation which is under intensive scrutiny to repeal it.

    In order to protect the SSF, it would require moving it to the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism as an quasi-independent state fund. The purpose of the Fund is to (re)develop segments of the 115-acre parking lot to generate revenues to improve & upgrade Aloha Stadium to make it a world-class athletic venue.


  43. madeinhawaii:

    Dang it...

    My motherboard just died... ! The built-in video chip seems to have malfunctioned ...


  44. Old School Dave:

    Ben Jay looks like an excellent hire for UH which is in need of some strong leadership. I wish him luck. I also hope that the current staffers in the athletic department buy into new AD's management style, plans, and vision for the program. It's obvious that things cannot remain as they currently are. It's likely that some belt tightening will be necessary.


  45. d1shima:

    Great Morning All!

    Congratulations to UHAD Ben Jay. (not gonna be the first one to "bend" that one)

    Congratulations to Kennedy Tulimasealii as well. (not wanting to be the one to get "bent" by THAT one)


  46. madeinhawaii:

    It will be interesting to see how Jay works through all the red tape to get things done.


  47. d1shima:

    No Offense....Give it to Te'o!


  48. Old School Dave:

    Looking back at some old UH football media guides. In the senior's profiles, one of the questions asked was: "What changes would you like to see for UH football in the future?" Many of the players responded - "To someday have an on-campus stadium."


  49. madeinhawaii:

    I think if there was an easier/free commute between the stadium and UH for the athletes, I don't think any of the players would care one way or the other. Probably be cheaper and more beneficial to lay rail between UH and the stadium than to build a new on campus stadium.


  50. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    It would cost the CITY about one hundred million bucks to extend the transit system up to UH from Ala Moana Center while it would cost the STATE about one hundred fifty million bucks to build a new 20K-seat stadium on campus.

    Much of the transit extension costs would be to purchase the land along the route.

    The transit extension may very well be decided within the next three or four years - depending upon what the United State Congress decides the role of the federal government should be.


  51. SteveM:

    Just finished reading the SA newspaper over late breakfast. Seems that Ben Jay has the charisma to charm Dave Reardon. Plus the smarts to give ST his home phone number. :)


  52. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    SteveM -

    And there ya have it! Guaranteed winner! :lol:

    I personally like the fact that he worked in finance for the PAC-10 for twelve years - money skills AND connections!


  53. el burro sabio:

    Rent a home
    No need pay rent, but pay for clean up, security, and other costs
    Give up parking, concession, and most advertising revenue
    Have to consider scheduling a game on Friday due to other conflicts
    Stadium outdated and expensive to maintain, years to build another stadium

    Or

    Own a home
    Pay mortgage (bonds) and pay for clean up, security, and other costs
    Keep parking, concession, and advertising revenue
    Keep rental, parking, concession revenue for other events
    Priority in scheduling events
    Years to build a new stadium

    Weigh out the costs and make a decision. Either way, action should have been taken years ago instead of putting in good money to fix a bad stadium.


  54. tommui:

    @18 madeinhawaii:

    I'm one of those that is somewhat physically handicapped in that walking more than 100 yards becomes an almost physical chore.

    But assuming that PPV gives UH $800,000 and tickets are the Stadium is about $40.00 each, the amount would equal 20,000 tickets and we got this year with its horrible record about 20,000 people in attendance.

    I assume more than 20,000 people watch UH football with PPV but don't know how many people would actually be at the stadium if PPV was eliminated.


  55. tommui:

    DPK - Didn't Mr. Jay serve on several NCAA committees as well?


  56. gobows:

    #24 kimo makaula from punahou was another one that gave a verbal to UH and signed with washington. no doubt that washington and many more bcs teams will be talking to KT.


  57. DoubleB:

    This year was the first in which I was able to purchase season tix for my family of 5. Although the season did not go as well as hoped I will definately be renewing for next year. I was pleasantly surprised at how much my family enjoyed the experience of attending the games live. Win or lose nothing beats seeing your loved ones jump up and down with joy. Even in some of the losses there were exciting plays sprinkled in that ilicited joy from the family. Now returning players strive to get bigger, stronger, faster!!! Recruit, recruit, recruit.


  58. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Tom -

    According to the article by a Mr. S. Tsai:

    "He has worked as a minor league general manager and was director of operations for the Cleveland Indians. He was an assistant athletic director at Fairfield University before working 12 years as the Pac-10 Conference's commissioner for business and finance. In 2006 he returned to Ohio State."


  59. Chicken Grease:

    More apple contributions:

    • Larry Mondello, Beaver Cleaver's pals from Leave It To Beaver, seriously pounded apples. Was his object of consumption same way the olive-vermouth-vodka martini ["shaken, not stirred."] concoction is for Bond.

    • How about the lyric, you are the apple of my eye [emphasis mine] by Stevie . . . oh, um . . .by Stevie Wonder.

    Maybe a Grease should stop here. :)


  60. DoubleB:

    Now if BJ Penn can beat the odds and win vs. McDonald today, that would be great!


  61. madeinhawaii:

    tommui,

    That's 20,000 tickets over the course of 6 - 7 home games, or approximately 3,000-3,600 tickets per game. Prior to having to give all that PPV money to the MWC, it was too high a risk to cancel PPV. But now? I'm not too sure the benefits outweigh the risk. What PPV does, however, is provide internet streaming for mainland fans, helping to keep them in the loop. At least we might find out the affect that PPV has on live audience ticket sales - particularly season ticket sales.


  62. Chicken Grease:

    As a gimmick, UH marketing could have Ben Jay tow along a dog that looks like . . . well . . . um . . . looks like . . . uh. Looks like Benjy. Do WIE have an opinion on that?


  63. Chicken Grease:

    Um. Gomen. That spelling should be "BenjI", emphasis mine, instead of "Benjy."

    Anyhow. If you were to go into Ben Jay's office, you might see Ben Jay's . . . well . . . you would see Ben Jay's . . . um . . . you'd see, on his desk. [a Grease sighs.]. You'd end up seeing Ben Jay's pens.

    Maybe he'll be able to get German reggae performer Benjie to do . . . um . . . uh . . . a, um . . . uh . . . benefit concert glorious Hawaiian university at Stan Sheriff complex.

    # # #


  64. Old School Dave:

    LB Cooper Pelluer (Sammamish HS, WA) was also a UH commit, along with Kimo Makaula, who also decommitted and signed with UW. Pulluer, by all indications has not seen much action during his 3-years at UW.

    Bottom line is that you just never know how a recruit will pan out.


  65. DoubleB:

    @ 63 I hope the fight is a little more exciting than that. :-)


  66. DoubleB:

    Any recruiting news, rumors, birdies, ... Anything? That would be great.


  67. kapakahi:

    #64,

    Kimo transferred from UW to Idaho State.....and switched from FB to DL.

    http://www.isubengals.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3067&path=football


  68. madeinhawaii:

    hard drive transferred successfully into back up system phew... all is good again!


  69. kapakahi:

    #64,

    Agreed.....that evaluations of prospective recruits can be tricky.

    For example, UH didn't recruit Chester Su'a (Kaimuki HS / Washington State), Siaosi Hala'api'api (Kaimuki HS / Wyoming), Cyrus Coen (Pearl City HS / Washington State) nor Castro Masaniai (Waipahu HS / Oregon State).....YET all were at least part-time starters for their respective teams.

    UH lucky to have DT Siasau Matagiese (Waimea HS) as a bounceback from Portland State, and also lucky to have DT Moses Samia (Saint Louis) and DE Beau Yap (Kamehameha) who both were all but set to commit to Baylor until finally offered just 2 weeks before NLI Day.


  70. Old School Dave:

    I remember when Dane McArthur recruited UH (the other way around) on a family vacation to Hawaii. He visited the UH coaches, who then requested some videos from him. McArthur played running back in a rural league in Saskatchewan, Canada against other small school competition, but averaged about 10-yards a carry. Coach Wagner and his staff reasoned that if he were to play at UH, he'd probably average about 5-yards a carry, which was still good. So, they offered him a scholarship, and McArthur became an outstanding slotback for UH.


  71. d1shima:

    WoW...Tuberville goes from Auburn to TTu to Cincy? Talk about a slow descent!


  72. al:

    69...kapakahi, no way.
    mack said he talked to all of the hawaii top 25-50 recruits.

    mwahahaha.

    actually, su'a wanted to be a warrior. but, somebody forgot to follow up. same thing happened to my friend's son who was offered and was kept in contact with. then, they forgot about him. the kid and parents did a last minute scramble to get him in at psu.

    sadly, here's a kid who's father was a former uh athlete who was a two year starter at wr. his son would have followed in his footsteps. then two years from now the younger son might have followed the family tradition, too. oh yah, this younger kid will make all state in this his soph season.


  73. wafan:

    A relaxing and slow day.


  74. al:

    apples, peaches, pumpkin pie....


  75. al:

    i am pulling for manti te'o.

    i won't be surprised if that haole boy gets it though.

    but, if manti te'o does win and he above all deserves it most, it is my only wish that they properly pronounce his last name.

    i keep hearing "tea-ow".

    sheesh.


  76. Bryson:

    #72: Al is this kids last name Noa by any chance...


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  78. koakane ip5:

    best wishes to Manti

    howzit 808 :cool:


  79. Warrior Dave:

    Good luck Manti. I'm squeezing for you. Such a great Ambassador for Hawaii.


  80. Warrior Dave:

    Good luck Manti. I'm squeezing for you. Such a great Ambassador for Hawaii.


  81. Warrior Dave:

    Did ESPN just cut off MNti's video????


  82. Warrior Dave:

    Manti's


  83. Warrior Dave:

    They didn't interview after his video presentation. That's the only one of the 3... Hope it's a good sign


  84. Warrior Dave:

    Wow, what a touching interview from Manti...


  85. Warrior Dave:

    And the winner is...we'll find out after the break


  86. Chicken Grease:

    Congratulations Johnny Football.


  87. Shoko:

    Johnn Manziel 2012 Heisman Trophy winner.


  88. d1shima:

    :-|


  89. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!


  90. d1shima:

    Johnny Football just became Johnny Bullseye....


  91. Warrior Dave:

    John Manziel won


  92. Shoko:

    There's still the AP Player of the Year and Lott Impact Award that Manti is up for.


  93. Warrior Dave:

    Watch out Alabama...Notre Dame will come ready to play with Manti leading the way.


  94. d1shima:

    Not bitter or anything but did anyone check his ID? :twisted:


  95. Shoko:

    Should they have an electoral college for the Heisman next year?


  96. koakane ip5:

    :roll:


  97. Shoko:

    Anyway, congrats to Johnny Football. Pretty mature for his age.


  98. Chicken Grease:

    Teo NEEDED to have known he wasn't gonna win it . . . and what's he say? He wants to win it for the people of Hawaii. Just reeks of uncharitability. You ain't gonna need paper and pencil to keep track of the # of times he mentions "Hawaii" when he gets to the NFL.

    Predictable. Google times more believeable than that 12/21/2012 BS. Pau. Done. Post # 86.


  99. koakane ip5:

    still proud of you Man..TI


  100. koakane ip5:

    go


  101. al:

    ...like I said, sheesh.


  102. Warrior Dave:

    I wish ND did a better job of getting Manti's story out to the voters before the deadline.


  103. Warrior Dave:

    Is the BJ fight over?


  104. koakane ip5:

    to finish off #100

    go Irish demolish the tide

    oh congrats to sailor blue and his Navy team


  105. Chicken Grease:

    Warrior Dave:
    December 8th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Is the BJ fight over?

    Dunno. But this year's Heisman ceremony is, bwaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh.


  106. Bryson:

    http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8112673/texas-aggies-freshman-qb-johnny-manziel-arrested

    What a Great Representative for The Heisman Trophy He Belongs With The Greats Like OJ and Reggie Bush....


  107. 99club:

    The kid's not even old enough to have a beer. They need a new rule or something.


  108. WarriorMojo:

    BJ Penn lost.


  109. kapakahi:

    BJ lost a 3-round decision.....but was tough as ever.

    That young kid McDonald was just too big for BJ.


  110. kapakahi:

    BTW, might wanna check out Narbonne HS (Harbor City, CA) DL prospect #36 Paulo Lepua (6-3, 255) in the CIF Open Division Southern California Regional Bowl game that starts in about an hour from now (5:30 - 8:30 PM HST on TWSN Analog Channel 23 / Digital Channel 218 on Oceanic Time Warner Cable).
    http://www.dailybreeze.com/portlet/article/html/render_gallery.jsp?articleId=22144269&siteId=577&startImage=1
    http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_22144269/former-team-goofball-paulo-lepua-is-now-sack

    While being heavily recruited by a few Pac-12 programs (Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Oregon State, Utah, Washington, and Washington State) along with MWC competition (Nevada, San Jose State, and Utah State), Lepua still supposedly considering whether to include UH for one of his official recruiting trips.


  111. kapakahi:

    #72,

    UH had the perfect recruiting host for Chester Su'a.....in Joey Iosefa.....since they were once teammates back at Fa'agaitua High School back in American Samoa.

    http://www.hawaiiprepworld.com/football/suas-humility-talent-bring-sweet-music-to-kaimuki/


  112. Jun Tao:

    I really want to eat some Mountain APPLE! Anybody have some?


  113. Warrior Dave:

    Thanks for the BJ update. Hope the UH men win tonight. I need something positive to happen.


  114. kapakahi:

    Just hoping that the coaches are recruiting Kailua HS DT Jeremiah Taleni.

    Impressive season highlights.....especially against Kahuku and Farrington.

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/529912/#highlights/21726414
    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/529912/#highlights/21782161
    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/529912/#highlights/29032604


  115. Kevin:

    Want something positive and INSPIRING to read?

    Oh and it just happens to be about a UH student-athlete. May not be born and raised here, but she is here and here for many reasons, but since yesterday was the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack... Cindy Luis writes:

    I know I’ve mentioned this before but since it’s is Dec. 7, worth repeating.

    Emily Hartong’s grandfather was a Pearl Harbor survivor. Royal George Hartong was stationed on the USS Montgomery. The Montgomery’s number was No. 17, which is why Hartong wears No. 17.

    According to Harttong’s dad, it was the dream of Emily’s grandfather that she play for UH. She had over 100 scholarship offers but she had always wanted to be a Wahine, had a UH poster on the wall when she was around 10. And she has quite the collection of tikis beginning with her first family vacation here.

    Grandpa passed away at age 90 in January of 2011, right after her freshman season.


  116. 99club:

    Kevin,

    Thanks for that. Great that her Granpa got to see her at UH.


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  118. chawan_cut:

    haha, i remember the apples and oranges commercial

    here's my final schedule of schedules to show how all of our opponents did this year. enjoy!
    http://www.sportshawaii.com/sh/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=42783


  119. Annoddah Dave:

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs:

    Another "apple" was Snow White's...we all know that someday her Prince was to come!


  120. madeinhawaii:

    I remember the apples and oranges line in My Big Fat Greek Wedding...

    The root of the word Miller come from a Greek word, millah, meaning apple, so there you go. And our name, Portokalos, is come from the word meaning orange. So today here, we have apples and oranges. We all different now but in the end we're all fruit.


  121. Annoddah Dave:

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs:

    Another "apple" is William Tell's...thankfully, he was a good shot!


  122. wafan:

    Road . . .


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  124. kapakahi:

    Looks like the following JC prospects are now tripping here....

    - WR Stacey Howard (San Bernardino Valley College, CA.)
    - LB Tevita Lataimua (College of San Mateo, CA.)
    - OT David Griffin (Mesa Community College, AZ.)
    - TE Tristan McClelland (Mesa Community College, AZ.)
    - OLB Julian Austin Gener (Mount San Antonio College, CA.)


  125. wafan:

    Enjoy the party!

    Wish I could be there.


  126. cocobean:

    Heisman.

    Johnny Football deserved to win. Manti was a long shot at best. There's going to be a woman President before a defensive player wins the Heisman.

    There are some people who have a smug attitude about the outcome. They knew Manti wasn't going to win because they thought he didn't deserve it. Some imply he's a fake. Everything he says is more self promotion by a media savy athlete rather than true feelings.

    But these people are in a minority. If these people were honest with themselves they'd admit their enmity is based solely on Manti signing with ND rather than Hawaii. Nothing more. If Manti had signed with Hawaii and was up for the Heisman these same people would be his biggest cheerleaders. Rah, rahing Manti everyday leading up to the ceremony.

    In my opinion most people in Hawaii are proud of Manti and the way he handled the media blitz. CG, he's a 22 year old. At times he did talk in "player speak" as did Manziel and Klien. But for the most part he spoke from his heart. Guess you'd never believe his sincerity when he said,"I'm a representative of that state(Hawaii) and I always will be. Everything I try to I try to make them proud."


  127. laulau head:

    Sad day for Hawaii sports...ahhhhh screw it!

    BJ for Heisman!

    And to top it all off, missing the party :( got called to be an emergency babysitter.

    Have a good time Tsaikos! Get home safe!


  128. gobows:

    nice move by frotu


  129. gobows:

    gibs boys cant seem to handle pep's up tempo game...manroop 0-2 fom the line


  130. gobows:

    23-31, because uh shooting under 28%


  131. Former UH Athlete:

    Oh damn... Pacquiao just got knocked out cold!!!

    Ran face first into a looping punch. Right when he was taking over the fight.


  132. Former UH Athlete:

    I guess steroids work (allegedly).


  133. kapakahi:

    OMG!!!

    JMM KO's Manny.....at the bell to end 6th Round.....when JMM was just about KO'd himself.

    Manny ran into finish JMM....and ran into the perfect right hand counter shot.....and knocked Manny out cold....fell face first!!!


  134. Former UH Athlete:

    Jeez... Roy Jones Jr struggles to speak English. Just said that punch had shocked Pacquiao. Really... Thanks for letting us know that.

    I'm sure getting knocked out cold is shocking for everybody.


  135. Bleed Green and White:

    I am proud that one of "ours", Manti Te'o, made it to the Heisman Trophy ceremony in New York. He didn't win, and that's unfortunate, however, that young man represents the 808 well and proud. His parents raised a good, well spoke and humble young man. I am a fan for life.

    BJ Penn, wow, I sure as heck didn't want to see him go out like that. Longtime fan of his, one fight too many. Great career!

    Manny Paquiao, thanks a lot. Now we will never see you "Money" Mayweather get it on. Dang he got knocked out cold!
    I blame for "ducking" Floyd Jr all these years, he wouldn't agree to a damn blood test, are you kidding me?!?!?!
    Missed out on at least a $40m pay day had agreed to it......
    So sad! Fans deserved to see it.

    Watching the UH men's basketball game as I type this, and boy it's not looking good at all.
    So sad!

    Now let me get to the "big one".
    UH Manoa chancellor Tom Apple. I sorry, but you should be fired!
    Seems you and the school high-priced Public Relations people just don't get it at all.
    I mean the school hires a new Athletics Director in Ben Jay from Ohio State, and the folks in Ohio release the story, complete with an interview almost 5 hours before UH makes its' announcement.
    Now that is embarrassing!
    From what I read and hear, Apple made no comments, had no press conference to discuss his hire because he said we was too busy. Absolutely sad!
    I guess the school the learned nothing about transparency during the recent Senate Committee hearings.
    Fire his butt!
    Gather another selection committee, hire a search firm, stick to your guns that Rockne Freitas cannot and will not be considered unless he applies for the job, then end up hiring a guy who did not apply for the job.
    Really?
    In my opinion, both Apple and MRC Greenwood should be shown the door. Immediately!


  136. gobows:

    UH lose 56-63


  137. gobows:

    anyone else running in the marathon? hope it stays cool and breezy, a lite rain would be nice too.


  138. kapakahi:

    #138,

    Yup....today had the potential to be a great day for Hawaii's Own.

    Disappointed....but still proud of Manti & BJ.


  139. cocobean:

    #141. Should have posted - pure defensive player.

    BTW. Have you posted under a more familiar name before?


  140. d1shima:

    *burp*
    :oops:
    :-)


  141. cocobean:

    The Basketbows are better than what they showed tonight.


  142. d1shima:

    Wonderful time at the Christmas Party!

    Terrific seeing erryboddy again...even a surprise or two showed up!

    Mahalo to (Jesse)James and his Elves for arranging erryting.

    Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night....


  143. Formal Dresses:

    I very much hope, I hope your life more wonderful


  144. mo808:

    Good Sunday Morning!

    Great fun at last nights Christmas party! Thanks to JJ for the awesome party planning skills! To Jam & Bree for the beautiful edible table decor, and to UHFan808 & M/M SailorBlue for party favors! Mahalo to all da Tsaikos who were there (and those who wanted to be)!

    Sorry, we could not stay late! Hubs had to go to work this morning and I had to shuttle my son and his co-worker at 3:45am to the Honolulu Marathon!

    Have a great day folks!


  145. Buffoman:

    If they UH BB team could shoot free throws, we would not be having this discussion about the team's ability to win. They'd beat Illinois and would have beaten Pepperdine.

    A team that cannot shoot free throws will not contend. They simply beat themselves. Too bad, really.

    Manti has been a terrific role model for young people and a great representative for the culture of the State.


  146. kapakahi:

    For sure.....
    - LB Tevita Lataimua (College of San Mateo, CA.)
    - OLB Julian Austin Gener (Mount San Antonio College, CA.)

    Not sure about the others.


  147. Chicken Grease:

    Aloha? Yes. Aloha and good morning, everboty!


  148. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Good morning to a Grease. Thanks for waking up early.


  149. Chicken Grease:

    Heh. Mahalo for that, DPK. Same to you, sir. Same to you. A Pleasure. :)


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