Filling out the 104

July 31st, 2013
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The Rainbow Warriors are close to finalizing their 104-player roster for training camp. The newest additions are:

• Quarterback Adonis Phillips, a UH sophomore who will be used on the scout team.

• Defensive lineman Haani Tulimaiau, a Leilehua High graduate who recently returned from a two-year church mission.

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Also, slotback Levi Wilson will join once he completes summer courses at College of San Mateo. He has been accepted into UH, but needs an associate degree to meet the NCAA requirements to play this season.

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Duane Kurisu and Norm Chow will be hosts of a luncheon for the coaches and athletic department staff today at the Pagoda restaurant. No state, athletic department or Na Koa money will be used.

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Wonder why we like him?

It's because today is his birthday.

Birthday wishes to I Wonder Why They Hate Me.

114 Responses to “Filling out the 104”

  1. wafan:

    1st!


  2. WWF:

    Dos!


  3. wafan:

    And, a humid morning to everyone.


  4. WWF:

    Adonis Phillips?


  5. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Aloha Tsaikos!


  6. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Top 10


  7. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    7 come 11


  8. WarriorNY:

    Hey guys,
    Enjoy your Wednesday... Saw this article on espy...

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9525557/nfl-makes-major-pro-bowl-changes


  9. Stephen Tsai:

    As some have noticed, we've placed on hold several comments posted by people impersonating others or making inappropriate comments. Play nicely.


  10. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    baht


  11. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    #9,

    Berry good. It was getting beyond annoying. When I read a post from DPK, I want it to be the real DPK, even if in reality the fake DPK may at times sound more coherent. =P. Jk brother!


  12. rage777:

    Another quarterback? Can't one of the third or fourth string QBs take the scout team? I think we need more O-line players. Isn't that usually where the injuries occur. People will say they are deep at the line, then one guy goes down, another has to shift to that position which was already thin, then all of a sudden we are not as deep as we thought.


  13. WWF:

    Can we have a free day to impersonate the impersonators? That would be interesting.


  14. NotNasti:

    Good job ST (holding imposter posts). But humbug for you huh? Why do people have to post as other people? There's a certain level of anonymity anyway.


  15. tom-warriornation:

    50 yard sideline seats: UNLV Oct. 12 road game

    $55 each for 50 yard sideline seats
    $30 for great endzone seats

    Sit safely with a 160+ other diehard Hawaii fans all wearing GREEN!
    also got tix for Reno ($32 vs UH ticket office @$37) and OSU ($45 vs UH ticket office @$60).

    Email me: tomkitaguchi@yahoo.com


  16. NotNasti:

    How about starting an impersonator thread, and toss all of those crack blocks head over heels into that blog?


  17. Stephen Tsai:

    The late Vincent Price was an art collector. He noted that some forgeries were so good that the artist creating them could have become famous if he painted original art. Some impersonated comments are creative and intelligent, and probably would be worthy of our praise and admiration if they didn't hit the cutting-room floor.


  18. boolakanaka:

    Aloha all....!


  19. Stephen Tsai:

    Teams need players like Adonis Phillips, guys who understand their unheralded roles.
    In the past, there probably were too many quarterbacks on the team. It probably creates distraction when players who believe they should be starting are working on the scout team.


  20. boolakanaka:

    Little blurb on Greg Salas out of Eagles camp: "Greg Salas has come out of nowhere to be consistently impressive. He is a natural slot receiver."


  21. J-FORCE:

    Top 25!!!


  22. alnbama:

    One name comes to mind, Rudy. We need these guys to prepare our starters for real time action.


  23. jm2375:

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    *sniff, sniff* Can you smell it?! Football is in the air!

    Thanks, ST for using the zappah. Mebbe you need da lead slippah too?

    Do you have the fall camp practice schedule yet?


  24. cocobean:

    boolaK, did you play with Nuu?


  25. boolakanaka:

    Nuuu-uu Faaola. Maybe.....


  26. SteveM:

    Good morning everyone!

    Is it August yet....?


  27. dream city mike:

    C mon Greg Salas show them what you got? Stay healthy and be consistent, those little flashes of brilliance need to become a daily occurance w/ the Eagles! That window gets smaller as time goes by, here's your chance to capitalize and be the go to guy like you were at Hawaii! Go Rainbow Warriors beat USC!


  28. boolakanaka:

    Hello All,

    This is a celebrity impersonator of boolakanka. I just wanted to say that he is a wonderful man, whose intelligence and grace is only exceeded by his exotic world-class virility. He is a benevolent soul who is humble in his every moment.

    Go Bows!!

    Signed

    Jessica Alba


  29. alnbama:

    Boolakanaka, what year did you graduate Aiea high sch?


  30. boolakanaka:

    who graduated???


  31. Warrior Dave:

    Thanks ST and staff by trying to do so
    Etching with posters. Yes it was getting out of hand and I still can't understand the joy of posting as someone else.


  32. Warrior Dave:

    Dang those spammers are fast.


  33. boolakanaka:

    On a more serious note, a very well written piece by Congressman Eni F.H. Faleomavaega

    It's Time to Change the Redskins' Racist Name

    July 30, 2013

    The fact that the NFL and Commissioner Goodell continue to deny this is a shameful testament of the mistreatment of Native Americans for so many years. It is quite obvious that once the American public understands why the word “redskins” is so offensive, they will know that the word should never be used again.

    The origin of the term “Redskins” is commonly attributed to the historical practice of trading Native American Indian scalps and body parts as bounties and trophies. For example, in 1749, the British bounty on the Mi'kmaq Nation of what is now Maine and Nova Scotia, was a straightforward "ten Guineas for every Indian Micmac taken or killed, to be paid upon producing such Savage taken or his scalp.”

    Just as devastating was the Phips Proclamation, issued in 1755 by Spencer Phips, Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of the Massachusetts Bay Province, who called for the wholesale extermination of the Penobscot Indian Nation.

    By vote of the General Court of the Province, settlers were paid out of the public treasury for killing and scalping the Penobscot people. The bounty for a male Penobscot Indian above the age of 12 was 50 pounds, and his scalp was worth 40 pounds. The bounty for a female Penobscot Indian of any age and for males under the age of 12 was 25 pounds, while their scalps were worth 20 pounds. These scalps were called “redskins.”

    The question is quite simple: suppose that a “redskin” scalp that was brought for payment was your mother, your wife, your daughter, your father, your husband, or your son? The fact is Native Americans are human beings, not animals.

    The current Chairman and Chief of the Penobscot Nation, Chief Kirk Francis, recently declared in a joint statement that “redskins” is “not just a racial slur or a derogatory term,” but a painful “reminder of one of the most gruesome acts of . . . ethnic cleansing ever committed against the Penobscot people.” The hunting and killing of Penobscot Indians, as stated by Chief Francis, was “a most despicable and disgraceful act of genocide.”

    The NFL – Modern-Day Institutionalized Racism

    Recently, I and nine Members of Congress explained the violent history and disparaging nature of the term “redskins” in a letter to Mr. Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington football franchise. Similar letters were sent to Mr. Frederick Smith, President and CEO of FedEx (a key sponsor for the franchise), and to Mr. Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League.

    As of today, Mr. Snyder has yet to respond. Mr. Smith ignored our letter as well, opting instead to have a staff member cite contractual obligations as FedEx’s reason for its silence on the subject.

    Mr. Goodell, however, in a dismissive manner, declared that the team’s name “is a unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect.” In other words, the NFL is telling everyone—Native Americans included—that they cannot be offended because the NFL means no offense. Essentially, Mr. Goodell attempts to wash away the stain from a history of persecution against Native American peoples by spreading twisted and false information concerning the use of the word “redskins” by one of the NFL’s richest franchises.

    Mr. Goodell’s response is indicative of the Washington football franchise’s own racist and bigoted beginnings. The team’s founder, George Preston Marshall, is identified by historians as the driving force behind the effort to prevent African Americans from playing in the NFL. And once African Americans were allowed to play in 1946, Marshall was the last club owner to field an African American player – a move he reluctantly made some 14 years later in 1962. It should be noted that Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall and U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy presented Marshall with an ultimatum – unless Marshall signed an African American player, the government would revoke his franchise’s 30-year lease on the use of the D.C. Stadium.

    Congressman Tom Cole, the Representative from Oklahoma, Co-Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus, and a member of the Chikasaw Nation, states: “This is the 21st century. This is the capital of political correctness on the planet. It is very, very, very offensive. This isn’t like warriors or chiefs. It’s not a term of respect, and it’s needlessly offensive to a large part of our population. They just don’t happen to live around Washington, D.C."

    Congresswoman Betty McCollum, the Representative from Minnesota and Co-Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus, states that Mr. Goodell’s letter “is another attempt to justify a racial slur on behalf of [Mr.] Dan Snyder,” owner of the Washington franchise, “and other NFL owners who appear to be only concerned with earning ever larger profits, even if it means exploiting a racist stereotype of Native Americans. For the head of a multi-billion dollar sports league to embrace the twisted logic that ‘[r]edskin’ actually ‘stands for strength, courage, pride, and respect’ is a statement of absurdity.”

    Read full article at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/07/30/its-time-change-redskins-racist-name


  34. (Jesse)James:

    Woo Hoo...Top 40...

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!!


  35. Old School Dave:

    It might be better for UH to hold their entire fall camps in the future at one of the military bases here. They seem more supportive of UH Football than the University and the entities within.


  36. Haleakala:

    ST: It must take much of your time to cleanup the posts by spammers, impersonators, and the rascals who try hard to make everybody else mad. Thanks for doing the deletes.

    Maybe there should be a system where posters can get negative charkmarks by others for offensive and inappropriate comments. Too many checkmarks and you are out!!


  37. 3-Prong:

    Gonna be hard for us Cowboy fans to cheer for Salas to do well when playing The Boys.


  38. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Good Morning Gangeez!

    Getting excited for fall camp. Adonis is a great name for a football player! Good luck to him!

    I think its a wonderful idea to use some form of crowd control here on the WB. Thanks for erryting you do to keep things rolling, Mr.Tsai! To your title of hardest working sports reporter in town, you may also add the ultimate Tspaminator!

    Sounds like a movie - "In a world ravaged by Grease, Spam and Zombie sock puppets, there would be one man to stand against them all... The Tspaminator!"

    If that's too deep for you IWWTHM, let me know, and I'll explain it for you... :lol:


  39. d1shima:

    Great Morning All!

    Jus hoping dis is me and I really posting hea... :roll:


  40. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    #43,

    It's as deep as your booger hole. Lol :-P


  41. 3-Prong:

    The power and risks associated with social media are so great that In this mornings Urban Meyer interview on The Herd, the coach said that they have a full time position on staff specifically to monitor Twitter feeds etc. he does not ban the use of social media buy does monitor it.


  42. Old School Dave:

    That last post by me was actually by me. I think.


  43. Old School Dave:

    Football complex at the University of Nike.

    http://www.goducks.com/PhotoAlbum.dbml?PALBID=970348&DB_OEM_ID=500


  44. NotNasti:

    Re: Greg Salas. Hopefully Chip Kelly will believe what his eyes sees . . . that Salas can play. He is still a longshot to make the team, even though he is the most consistent receiver in training camp.


  45. Boolakanka:

    Yes, but his chances got a whole bunch better when Maclklin went down.


  46. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Now who's sounding incoherent? Booger whole?! :/


  47. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    DPK,

    You still on codeine huh? lol :-P


  48. Rodney:

    Interesting idea scout Qb
    Know your role and play your role.
    What ever helps the team!
    In Chow I trust!
    Imua warriors!


  49. Shadow:

    40. Sad, but apparently true. Ben-Apple need to get all those highly paid UH-Manoa administrators on the same page & support UH athletic teams 100% (legally of course) instead of trying to find excuses. Put that in as a performance goal to keep their lofty salaries.


  50. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    I don't need codeine to be incoherent.


  51. Stephen Tsai:

    Uh, oh, it's that awkward moment when somebody insults somebody only to find out it's the second somebody's birthday.
    Let's all divert our eyes while this moment passes.


  52. Shadow:

    Above post referring to #35 (which use to be #40).


  53. Independent Thinker:

    @ 41. If ST does what you are suggesting, there will be no one here except cheerleaders. What fun would there be at that point? The danger with that kind of thinking is it forces all to conform in thought, allegiance, expression, and belief or face expulsion from the island.

    Mao Tse Tung and Pol Pot (1.7 mill of his own people killed for not thinking like Pol and his henchmen) come to mind when I think about the "thought police" idea you are suggesting. Anti-American, that idea certainly is...

    Otherwise, glad to see chow is finalizing the roster. Still hoping the St Louis guy gets the nod. There is still time and hope he might, even if only remote.


  54. Independent Thinker:

    things shifted. must have been some deletes. now it's @36.


  55. Independent Thinker:

    To the real DPK: I feel for you, my braddah. Probably the same guy impersonating you is the same guy impersonating me.

    ST: please check this IP. Just so you know, this is my IP. Any other IP is someone else. Should show originating from Bishop Street area.


  56. Slugger:

    Hi, gang!

    Happy birthday, IWonderWhyTheyHateMe!


  57. leron:

    Speaking of Eagles....no forget Issac Sopoaga is manning the trenches there this year too!


  58. boolakanaka:

    OK, I need the sage counsel of the board here on a non-football related subject. I am going to be back home in September, and I usually take the family out for a meal when I'm home. About 20 or so usually folks make it out, and in the past, the usual suspects have been, Side Street, Willows, Happy Day or Duk Kee Chinese in Kaimuki. Also, I have some momona family members who can flat tear it up, and as well, some older aunty types, that don't go for the whole nouveau Alan Wong aesthetic. Plus, I always flip for the entire thing...my goal is to try and keep it under a 1000, but when you get hungry relatives, what can you do....suggestions??


  59. kawika49:

    ST, could you ask your IT people if they could limit the word count per response/comment?
    That way they can bounce the long spammers/crazies.
    If you have more to say, re=enter and post a continuing response.


  60. boolakanaka:

    On the subject of Issac, good article on how he is really fitting-in, in Philly: http://prod.www.eagles.clubs.nfl.com/news/article-1/Isaac-Sopoaga-Sets-Example-For-D-Line/c6026ba5-91c4-4d34-9ec5-5871194a5444


  61. d1shima:

    Suddenly, the koa lockers seem kinda....

    http://www.oregonlive.com/ducks/index.ssf/2013/07/oregon_ducks_unveil_68_million.html#incart_flyout_sports


  62. touchthestick?:

    Spotlight on Duane Kurisu, y'all,
    for all the good things he does behind the scenes
    for all the people on both sides of the athletics spotlight.

    He's Sweet Soul Music.


  63. Independent Thinker:

    ST: by the way, your brother is a good man and an even better writer. I know because we were classmates at UH, journalism program. Grad same year. Happy belated b-day Michael! Enjoy reading your column. Interesting stories, great gig!


  64. Independent Thinker:

    I guess I will have a stalker for a while. Such is life.


  65. Stephen Tsai:

    IT:
    We caught it.


  66. Inyoface:

    Does Oregon need some eyeliner kits too?!


  67. Last Call:

    Breaking news from Norm Chow coming tonight on the Leahey show tweets UH Athletics.

    They don't honestly think I'm going to miss Big Brother to watch these three Hee Haws.


  68. Ran:

    Looks good for Greg Salas in Philadephia Eagles camp. A qoute from the Eagles blogger:

    •Wide receiver Greg Salas looked good again today, showing the speed, route running and soft hands that have come to define his consistent performance


  69. jm2375:

    Happy Birthday iwwthm!

    Boola - #58 - Treetops is a great place and very reasonable. Go for brunch. Their tempura is terrific.


  70. Last Call:

    Stephen please remove # 68 someone is using my moniker and please ban them .


  71. Old School Dave:

    Stephen Tsai:
    May 27th, 2013 at 11:36 am

    The Warriors were willing to pay for the dorm rooms. Then they were told that they would be assessed an additional daily fee of $5 per person. So, 104 players and two coaches (to do nightly monitoring) and that comes out to an additional $530 per day.
    What's the extra fee cover?
    Apparently to wash the linen.
    So the UH coaches said the equipment folks will wash the linen.
    Then the coaches were told that, no, whether they wash their own stuff or not, they have to pay the fee.
    And that's how they ended up in the dance studios.

    *******************************

    UH dorms remain empty for the most part, except for some summer school students. I can just imagine the UH housing official who wouldn't allow the football team to be put up in the dorms (even though they were willing to pay for it) during fall camp.

    "No, no, no. You have to pay the extra fee for laundry, regardless. It's university policy. No, no, no!! It doesn't matter if you wash your own linens. You will still be charged. You have to follow UH policies in place. Now don't bother me with such nonsense.

    Whoa, those football coaches are such a pest. They keep me from watching my Korean Dramas on my computer!!"


  72. fshnpoi:

    #58, "hannara's" in waianae. all their food is ono...but the hamburger steak "broke da mouth". oh yea, HTTR!


  73. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Happy Birthday to IWWTHM! We can joke around because he knows I don't hate him.

    I'm the real DPK and I approve this message! ;)


  74. Ipu Man:

    A buffet is a good place to eat for a lot of people with different tastes...
    Otherwise, just call a pot luck cattlecall in a park next to the ocean...


  75. Na Koa Mike:

    Aiea Elementary School parking is still available for Na Koa Kai level members.

    http://www.nakoa.org/2013/07/aiea-elementary-school-parking-still-available-2/


  76. jimmy the lock:

    Anybody have background info on Haani Tulimaiau?

    August is coming...


  77. SteveM:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY IWONDERWHYTHEYHATEME !!!


  78. mo808:

    Good Afternoon Folks!

    Happy Birthday Blessing Wishes to IWWTHM!

    Only 29 more days...BEAT USC!!!


  79. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Mahalo ST and da Tsaikos for the birthday wishes!

    Hate getting old :( but hey, at least it comes with cake!


  80. wafan:

    Happy birthday wishes to IWWTHM!

    Whoo-hoo!!!


  81. jimmy the lock:

    What's wrong with getting old?

    IT, take things into your own hand. You'll feel much better afterwards.


  82. d1shima:

    Happy Birthday IWWTHM!


  83. (Jesse)James:

    Best B-Day Wishes to IWWTHM....

    Love..

    Pomai....

    Oh, wait, I'm not him....

    BWAHAHAHAHA


  84. d1shima:

    ...Instigatah!


  85. A-House:

    I wonder why, I wonder why,
    people hate me, I wonder why?

    nope, IWWTHM, we luv U'man!!

    Happy Birfday!


  86. Pomai:

    Fricken (J)J no need inperson ahhh ate me, I can tell dat bum na/jk IWWTHM happy ahhhh woteveah me self.. Happy woteveah Neal Jr. BWAHAHAHAHAH as (J)J says.........


  87. papajoe 2:

    Happy Birthweek IWWTHM!


  88. boolakanaka:

    Mahalo nui for all the suggestions--greatly appreciated!!


  89. Wes'side Warrior:

    Howzit, Gang!

    Happy birthday to all da Birthday Peeps, first of all.

    All kinds of news to be excited about.

    Will be at UH Manoa all day tomorrow (8a-5:30p) for New Student Orientation with my oldest son, Drake. Looking forward to wandering around all day. Leaving extra early too... gotta show him what to do when catching DaBus. Too bad too, since we could've parked there for free all day. Oh well, still looking forward to being there all day. Hope we have a good experience. I don't know what our schedule will be like tomorrow, but if you guys are on campus and like meet up, give me a call. Still got my Georgia number...

    Can't wait for this season to start!!!


  90. al:

    spam?


  91. al:

    is that you poppa?


  92. al:

    no?


  93. al:

    ahouse...was that haiku?


  94. al:

    happy birthday iwwthm!

    have you figured it out yet?


  95. al:

    boola...you're a tsaiko now.
    go to where a tsaiko would go.

    camelliabuffet.com

    save the 10% coupon that's available in the midweek and in the sunday s/a dining out section. give those aunties one job to do before you come home.

    if you need to preview the place i'll go with you the day before...my treat.


  96. mo808:

    Yippee!!! Names of players on back of jerseys! Thank uou coach!


  97. mo808:

    uou=you


  98. oldtimer808:

    Mahalo Coach Chow for bringing back the player's name on the back of the jersey and you made Leahy happy for breaking the news on their show.


  99. Bowwar:

    Chow is doing damage control...I hope he can turn things around.


  100. Stephen Tsai:

    It was always his plan to bring back the names. They took them off to promote team unity, then planned to bring them back. He's also changing the intro music and way they enter the field.


  101. wafan:

    Some feel they have all the answers.

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


  102. wafan:

    Missed the L & L Show. Looks like I will have to watch it on-line.

    Is it replayed on cable later this week?


  103. mo808:

    ST, I am so very happy to hear tha some of the game time things like entrance and music will be different! We really need the 12th man on the field!


  104. A-House:

    al:

    haiku? only Haiku was our home in Haiku Valley near the trail to the Stairway to the Stars.

    me no sabe, haiku.

    oh, oh, also Haiku, Maui.


  105. A-House:

    Hello, Wes'side:

    glad you're home and look forward to the USC tailgate - hope you can make it!!!


  106. Jack Flash:

    Howzit Tsaikos- getting amped for some FOOTBALL?!?!


  107. AllG:

    ST, any update on Tigi Hill?


  108. Jack Flash:

    I wish they would play "Welcome To The Jungle" by Guns n Roses for the intro music when the players run onto the field. The buildup to the song is similar to Metallica's "Sandman" and is appropriate for the crazy atmosphere we are trying to create.


  109. Leron:

    #109 good song....but keep in mind that the song was popular before any of the players were born. :)


  110. laulau head:

    Getting antsy!!

    Happy bday IWWTHM!!

    BEAT USC!!


  111. homey ℞:

    Still going get the sing-a-long?

    "Country road, take me home,
    to the place I belong,
    West Makaha, Mount Ka'ala.
    Oh, take me home, oh, country road."


  112. Jack Flash:

    @Leron- good point. I was just thinking of something similar to what Virginia Tech does with the "Sandman" entrance. That stadium "rocks!"


  113. al:

    ahouse...you sure you went to mckinley?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku


  114. Inyoface:

    Last year, Hawaii competed and hung around against USC at their place. USC was probably 10-20 times better than this years squad, and now, Hawaii is 10-20 times better this year. We're playing at home and confidence is much higher. BEAT USC