Ahead game

September 14th, 2013
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Hawaii football fans should have reasons to be optimistic following yesterday's abbreviated version of the Scout Bowl.

Running back Diocemy Saint Juste, who started as a way to get live reps, opened with a 65-yard run for a touchdown. It confirmed what everybody already knew: Saint Juste has that special second-gear burst that portends a solid future.

Ikaika Woolsey, who was 9 of 13 for 143 yards, also is progressing well.

Tight end Josh Long showed he is 100 percent. Long suffered a concussion from a skateboard accident in June. Being allowed to skip training camp helped him completely recover. He said he is find, and is using this redshirt season to develop.

Two transfers — linebacker Jeremy Castro (UCLA) and receiver Quinton Pedroza (Utah) — also made big plays in the scrimmage. Castro made a backfield tackle on Saint Juste. Pedroza scored on a 65-yard play.

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• Diocemy Saint Juste rush 65 yards for TD

• False start

• False start

• Ikaika Woolsey complete 10 yards to Duke Bukoski

• Woolsey complete 24 yards to Bukoski

• Sainte Juste rush for minus-4 (Jeremy Castro)

• Willis Wilson rush for 0 yards

• Woolsey complete 7 yards to Bukoski

• Woolsey incomplete to Max Broman

• Woolsey incomplete to Quinton Pedroza

• Woolsey sacked for minus-5 (David Manoa)

• Jason Muraoka rush for 2

• Jason Muraoka rush for minus-4 (Deon Leatimua)

• Woolsey complete 2 yards to Muraoka (Leatimua)

• Woolsey incomplete to Pedroza

• Muraoka rush for minus-3 (Leatimua)

• Woolsey complete 65 yards to Pedroza for TD

• Woolsey complete 0 yards to Bukoski (Barry Higdon)

• Woolsey complete 22 yards to Josh Long

• Josh Gonda rush for 0 yards

• Woolsey complete 6 yards to Broman

• Gonda rush for minus-1

• Woolsey complete 11 yards to Ammon Barker

• Gonda rush for 0 yards

• Woolsey intercepted on dropped pass

226 Responses to “Ahead game”

  1. mucwong:

    First?


  2. Kaipo'i1:

    BELIEVE, it will happen. Thanks for the summary.


  3. papajoe2:

    Top 5.


  4. oneseason:

    According to Bloomberg,

    "college tuition and fees have surged 1,120 percent since records began in 1978, four times faster than the increase in the consumer price index. Medical expenses have climbed 601 percent, while the price of food has increased 244 percent over the same period."

    While ~7% average annual cost growth over 35 years might not seem like a lot, the magic of compounding has turned it into a burden for most families. I'm all for supporting universities, but the need for fiscal responsibility can't be ignored. The Wonder Blunder hearings exposed the spend happy attitudes that can result from lax (to be generous) oversight. $100K here, $100K there, adds up.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-15/cost-of-college-degree-in-u-s-soars-12-fold-chart-of-the-day.html


  5. papajoe2:

    Good morning everybody!


  6. Hanaukalele:

    Six Pack For The Road.

    Good Morning Everyone!


  7. Stephen Tsai:

    My eldest kid attended a college on the mainland. The tuition/books/room/board came out to about $32,000 a year. Everybody said, well, that's not bad. I'm like: What? That's more than my mortgage. She graduated five years ago, and we still have another five years to pay off her student loans.
    Which brings me back to UH. Yes, of course, in comparison to other schools, $10,000 a year for in-state tuition (not including books and other expenses) is comparatively inexpensive. But other states have more than one state university. There are other options for those families. Here? Unless your car is a flotation device, this is the only choice for most students. I think the state should do more to subsidize higher education. Can we afford it? I dunno. But I do know there's a road construction project that's costing the $45 million. I do know there's a 10-person crew weed-whacking the Pali Highway's medial strip every month. I think a better educated population is a better population. Of course, I have an interest in this. And maybe when my son is done at UH I'll think differently. But, for now, I just don't see how UH can increase tuition 7 percent a year for the next ... well, forever.


  8. kifi:

    Great to see the young ones getting reps.


  9. Naks8:

    Hopefully the offense can get going next game. Maybe st Juarez will get more carries


  10. Bugaz:

    Did Rasmussen get into the scrimmage?


  11. Naks8:

    Oops, auto correct. St juste


  12. Bugaz:

    When the oline gets it right St Juste will be awesome.


  13. Stephen Tsai:

    Yes, I know student loans can ease the immediate burden.
    But while the payoff doesn't begin until six months after graduation, the interest clock keeps ticking. (Is there no snooze button on that?)
    Take a typical walk-on football player. There's a great chance he's not going to play in the NFL. There's a great chance after he graduates that he will be starng at a $30,000 IOU that will never go away. (Student loans must be paid, even through bankruptcy.) There's a great chance he'll be knocking on our door trying to sell us steak knives that can cut through phone books.


  14. Bugaz:

    Next season Pedroza will improve the receiving core


  15. Stephen Tsai:

    Bugaz:
    Rasmussen played, but I didn't get to see how he was doing because:
    1) It was pouring.
    2) I was trying to take notes while holding an umbrella
    Since I was the only one taking notes, consider the play-by-play to be official.


  16. Warrior Dave:

    #12, spot on comment.

    You can have Aaron Rogers at QB and Gale Sayers at running back. If the oline don't block, it'll be the same results.


  17. boolakanaka:

    7--ST--In a rare moment of non-conformity, I have to say if one were to look to at both our tax base and the annual state budget, roughly 10.8 billion, there are not many states nationally that beat that ratio of resources to tuition. In fact, I would be surprised to see a better ratio in which the students, relative to our economy get a better deal. While it is not a consolation of any kind when you are the signature behind these large checks (I just wrote one that would make Orca burp) but these are a nationally trend, not a good one, but we are certainly not alone.

    Shrinking financial support for public universities-why--here are some facts about why college students at state schools, which is where the majority of Americans receive their college degrees, are feeling the pinch:

    1. From 2000 to 2010, funding per pupil at state universities fell by 21 percent - from $8,257 to $6,532 in inflation adjusted dollars.

    2. Since 2008, when the recession hit, total public funding for higher education has declined by 14.6 percent.

    3. Higher-ed support from states has varied dramatically. For instance, in 2010, the percentage change in public funding per pupil ranged from a negative 18 percent to a positive 16.7 percent. In California and New York, public funding declined by 11.6 percent and 7.5 percent respectively. The big winner was North Dakota, flush with energy money, which boosted its commitment to higher education by 16.7 percent, followed by Texas at 6.6 percent.

    4. In every year from 2001 to 2011, at least a third of states experienced funding cuts and in more than half of those years, two-thirds of states did.

    5. Real net average tuition at state universities, which is the price after grants are deducted, rose 33.1 percent ($3,415 to $4,546). In comparison, average net tuition at private institutions has risen 21.2 percent during the same period.

    6. Before 2007, changes in tuition at public universities did not appear to be linked closely with public funding.


  18. kifi:

    http://www.bruinsnation.com/ucla_bruin_football/2013/8/2/4583898/ucla-football-coaching-staff-pay-increases-for-2013-and-beyond

    This article shows the salaries for a few UCLA football coaches. Is it too much to think and believe that Hawaii could pay at about 65-75% of the UCLA rate? Not sure, perhaps we do already.


  19. Inyoface:

    UCLA has a pretty dynamic offense.


  20. PolyMom:

    Want the answer to keep the cost down? Tax increases. Bottom line. Our sales tax in 9.875 and State tax rate in California is 12.5 percent.

    You can always take a second on your home to pay off student loans. Then you have an tax deduction.


  21. PolyMom:

    Bruins banging it right now. Kai'mi blew it twice today. Jitters.


  22. hossana:

    ha..ha...why should we be optimistic with yesterday's scrimmage....they were playing against a bunch of lemons with each other so that scrimmage and the stats don't impress me one bit.....as a writer, you should have taken things in perspective also.....i remember last yr.'s scrimmage that the news media was raving all about T.G. as the Q.B. of the future and look where we are now.....give me a break!!!!


  23. Stephen Tsai:

    Booka:
    As always, you make good points. And your comparative analysis is accurate, fair, intelligent and reasonable.
    However ... I'm self-centered, and I'm concerned more locally than globally. I often recall this dialogue from "The Paper" in which the Michael Keaton character blows a chance to work for a New York Times-like newspaper:
    Paul Bladden, New York Sentinel: "Well, I hope you're satisfied! You just blew your chance to cover the world!"
    Henry: "Really? Well guess what? I don't really care. You wanna know why? Because I don't live in the world. I live in New York City!"


  24. tommui:

    GOOD MORNING HAWAII!

    Thank you ST for the article on the Scout Bowl and the summary here.

    Is it too early (bachi) to comment on how "clean" the TWB is?


  25. Stephen Tsai:

    Re: Taxes
    Or how about this? We don't raise taxes but we spend less in some areas.


  26. PolyMom:

    I agree with you ST. Hawaii needs to take care of Hawaii. No more pork coming with Inouye gone.


  27. boolakanaka:

    23--ST--ever the statesman, your diplomacy knows no bounds, except maybe for your own honesty and self-endearment. That said, in all honesty, and being objective, Hawai'i does have some of the largest percentage jumps in the nation--the off-set being that tuition was remarkably low relative to the rest of the nation. If you want to really get into the weeks, and be a policy wonk on the subject, stand stout men and women, and parse through the many numbers and graphs---http://www.cbpp.org/cms/?fa=view&id=3927


  28. Stephen Tsai:

    By the way, I think it's optimistic (today's word of the day) to want to increase the athletic budget to $40 million.
    I actually think a better idea is to find a way to pay the current $32 million budget.
    It kind of reminds me of the person who pays off his charge-card bills, then racks 'em up again.


  29. boolakanaka:

    ST--I know it is difficult feeling the grip of writing that big check every year, however, knowing you love the movie Rounders---reflect again on this sage wisdom and meditation:

    Worm: She's really got him by the balls.
    Petra: That's not so bad, is it?
    Worm: It depends on the grip!


  30. Old School Dave:

    UCLA having their way with Nebraska in Lincoln. Not your father's Nebraska football team. Nice sack by Seali'i Epenesa.


  31. Stephen Tsai:

    Bookla:
    i think the sticker-shock is what's, well, shocking.
    If UH always charged $3,000-$4,000 a semester all these years, the jump to $5,000 (and counting) wouldn't be so alarming.
    But most of us here — including you and I — attended UH when it was about $250 a semester.
    While I think UH is very good school, I don't believe the quality of education is 20 times better.


  32. PolyMom:

    Hard ST. So many things needs to get done on Oahu. Roads, terrible. Lack of affordable housing. Unions holding the populous hostage. Why? One party system there. You need checks and balances. I mean did they have to spend money for a special session for gay marriage? Could have waited until the next session. Had no tourist impact in NY like they thought it would. Also, Hawaii is losing millions of dollars on Internet tax revenue. They need to hop on that ASAP. When I buy a high ticket item...I have it sent to my Hawaii place. Cali has really benefitted on collecting sales tax from Internet sales. The rail thing from what I've read is a disaster. I don't know what you think. But from what I've read in the Star Advertiser it's a disaster.

    Did you know we pay 600 dollars a year for our kid to go to Public School? You don't have to, but they ask if you can afford it. Happy to pay our share.


  33. PolyMom:

    ST University of Hawaii is in the TOP 150 Universities in America. That is fantastic news. Needs to be discussed more.


  34. Stephen Tsai:

    PolyMom:
    It was weird when we were in Oregon, where there's no sales tax.
    An item listed at $19.95 really costs $19.95.


  35. Stephen Tsai:

    PolyMom:
    For the amount of money UH spends on p.r. people — stop giving us the stink eye, Dan Meizenzahl — it doesn't do enough to let people know about its accomplishments.


  36. Old School Dave:

    No income tax in Washington State (but sales tax is almost 10%). Many Washingtonians will drive down to Oregon for major purchases, like an auto because there's no sales tax.

    http://blogs.seattletimes.com/uwelectioneye/2012/04/25/border-hopping-shoppers/


  37. Stephen Tsai:

    Old School:
    I do like the Northwest.
    Well, except for the rain. It's hard to keep stats in the rain.


  38. boolakanaka:

    33--I posted this yesterday, and at the risk of being redundant, here it is again.Agree with everything you said, except for that UH-Manoa is not considered by most academics to be in the top 150. Now let me preface by saying I have my undergraduate degree from UH-Manoa, and that the school more than fulfills it mission as a state university to its fortunate citizens. But, by most of the metrics that go into the ranking of schools, it is not considered a top 150 school--those schools that are ranked above Hawai'i have significant more research dollars, endowment, tighter faculty-student-ratios, higher admission scores and higher graduation rates.

    That said, Manoa has many exceptional programs, and produces more than its' fair share of scholars, but its major role is to provide a major college experience/opportunity for its residents, and it does that in exceeding fashion. But, because a variety of factors and the primary objectives of its own intent, it does have some limitations. See: http://www.forbes.com/top-colleges/list/#page:2_sort:0_direction:asc_search:_filter:All%20states and http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/university-of-hawaii-manoa-1610/rankings


  39. Old School Dave:

    Stephen: Lived in Seattle for 3 years. Nice place, friendly people, but gloomy, rainy skies for 9 months out of the year which is why they drink so much coffee. People dress like they're out of an REI catalog. :-)


  40. kifi:

    Thanks to ST for the coverage of yesterday's scrimmage. Things are certainly looking up for the program.


  41. A-House:

    Oregon - we ere surprised that there is NO sales tax - wonder where money comes to help fund the state's expenses?


  42. Inyoface:

    They should make a multilayered parking structure on the lot across the stadium. I bet it would help the traffic flow out a lot and possibly higher attendance from the non-tailgating fans. Most people want to get into venues with as little hassle as possible and I think that would help. Probably will never happen but would be cool!


  43. boolakanaka:

    43--I can tell you, as a former policy adviser to a governor, not here, state revenue is more or less a zero-sum game. That is to say, if you don't have say, a sales tax, you make it up in property tax, or payroll or whatever the combination that work for your particular constituencies. There are no magic formulas, and the bottom-line is that the general public will pay, one way or the other.


  44. A-House:

    boolakanaka:

    your #38 - sounds like the pollsters who rank D1 teams use the same criteria to keep their institution and their conference at the top - makes one wonder what criteria is used and why

    for example, the WAC used sports like rodeo, wrestling, etc. to count towards who is best in the conference - this, of course, is a big disadvantage to those not having same.

    now, if the conference set the same sports for all members and rated them, then it would be fair for whatever the outcome is - just my opinion


  45. SteveM:

    Good morning everyone!

    ST -- thanks for the Scout Bowl summary!


  46. PolyMom:

    I hear you ST. But property taxes are high there. You're going to get hammered somewhere.

    But for UH to be a TOP 150 University in America that speaks volumes for UH! We had no idea until my husband met Ben Jay with Don Weir at the Letter Winners Club meeting. That's HUGE. They need a good marketing strategy to advertise this and RAISE the Out Of State tuition.


  47. Old School Dave:

    Stephen: Mahalo for the Scout Bowl report. Player development is an essential part of the program. Doesn't just happen overnight.


  48. madeinhawaii:

    What I don't understand is how the property across from Aiea Elementary became the parking lot for the church it is adjacent to. If I remember correctly, that property used to be used as the Laundry facilities for the Navy. My understanding is that if the military no longer deems property necessary in Hawaii, it automatically reverts to the State. How did it end up in the hands of the church there? That would have been ideal for additional stadium parking, too.


  49. MattyBoy:

    ST,

    Why is it that they don't use St. Juste more in game time play?


  50. kev-1:

    Don't you think that for Jay to make those fundraising goals public that he has donors in mind? Or is it more of a "look here is our goal, we need help?"


  51. madeinhawaii:

    Nebraska's defense was somewhat better than Nevada's but they didn't score much more than Nevada against UCLA. 41-21 UCLA. PAC 12 is pretty tough this season. Akron gave #11 Michigan a good scare... drove all the way down to the 1 yard line with 24 seconds on the clock... but they couldn't punch it in as the lost to #11 Michigan 24-28.


  52. kev-1:

    MattyBoy . . . I have been wondering the same thing. I know the stated reason is pass blocking, but the guy needs game time to have an impact.

    It is almost like they put him in for a play to give him a chance, and then he gets stuffed and "oh well, there was your chance."


  53. kev-1:

    Oregon vs. Tenn. OR Alabama vs. A&M?

    I guess I'll be hitting the recall button on the remote often.


  54. Former UH Athlete:

    Short scrimmage but looked like it was productive. Hopefully St Juste will get more playing time at Nevada. I think UH's OLine performs better vs Nevada, as their DLine is much smaller and not as athletic as either USC or OSU.

    If the OLine can get some movement, look for Lakalaka bust out 5-6ypc and St Juste to hit a homerun at some point vs Nevada's pourous defense. As the run game gets better, so will the pass game.


  55. boolakanaka:

    44--I have to say you voice a valid concern, and the criteria, while not subjective, remains articulated from relatively small cadre of academics. I can say a major emphasis is related to research and research dollars, one that has a marked preference to very large institutions, the other is related to endowment and dollar paid per student education. I know at the entity I have employment, that amount is upwards of 90,000, per student.

    Here is list of schools and the range that applies to some of the top schools:These numbers would be different for someone paying the list price. Moreover, for public universities, these numbers reflect the ratio of in-state to out-of-state students. Since out-of-state students pay more tuition, having a large number of such students will inflate revenue, hurting a school's numbers in this listing. And, obviously, the real ranking for an individual would depend on whether a given public school is in-state or out-of-state.
    (in rank order, institutional spending per student on students minus the amount of tuition and fees received per student, in dollars):
    Yale University 95549
    California Institute of Technology 87892
    Washington University in St Louis 59634
    Stanford University 55399
    Johns Hopkins University 54346
    Harvard University 50878
    University of Chicago 42313
    Princeton University 38327
    Dartmouth College 37888
    Columbia University in the City of New York 34549
    University of Pennsylvania 33723
    Rice University 26496
    Williams College 24618
    University of California-Los Angeles 24218
    Swarthmore College 21068
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 20503
    Pomona College 20366
    Duke University 19857
    Northwestern University 18307
    Cornell University 15468
    University of California-San Diego 15458
    Amherst College 13783
    Harvey Mudd College 13155
    Brown University 12908
    Middlebury College 11740
    University of California-Berkeley 11521
    University of Wisconsin-Madison 10148
    University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 7199
    Georgetown University 6461
    University of Virginia-Main Campus 5154


  56. Former UH Athlete:

    My heads going to explode... Alabama vs A&M, Oregon vs Tennessee, and for scouting reasons, Nevada vs Florida st all on at the same time.

    FU tv networks for putting them all on at once.


  57. Former UH Athlete:

    #55.

    Need to put Punahou on that list at $20,000...


  58. Former UH Athlete:

    57... Sorry never mind, I just saw that it wasn't tuition.


  59. PolyMom:

    Kissing already! AGGIES score!


  60. Former UH Athlete:

    And now all three games are in commercial at once... FU ESPN, CBS and ABC


  61. PolyMom:

    #56-- I got 2 DVRs.


  62. Former UH Athlete:

    Well, two weeks of preparation by Saban just went down the drain. What a start by A&M on both sides of ball.


  63. lava:

    Jay has ideas to fire the imagination for the future of the AD, but his plans are going nowhere if he continues to allow Chow, the least imaginative coach I know, to control the future of the most visible of the athletic programs. The general feeling is that Chow is out of touch, and unless Jay distances himself from Chow, he has likely sealed the fate of his dreams for the program. I suppose by coming out with lofty expectations, Jay has allowed us a glimpse into the future -- that Chow won't pull his weight with a losing record and low attendance.

    I do think morale will change quickly for the better once the change is made.


  64. Inyoface:

    Remote control's on fiyah.


  65. PolyMom:

    Kissing Again! Touchdown AGGIES !


  66. Former UH Athlete:

    61. Nice...

    Nick Sabans kryptonite is the spread offense with a quality QB. Alex Smith & Utah got him a the Fiesta Bowl, Johnny Football got him last year. Cam Newton & Auburn 2010 ate him up. Tim Tebow's Florida went 1-1 vs Saban.


  67. Former UH Athlete:

    Now we got a game. Alabama made a few adjustments on offense and now driving. 4 1st downs on 4 plays.


  68. Former UH Athlete:

    Wow, what a catch! Alabama's skill players are freak athletes. That wasn't a great throw but spectacular catch. Game on!


  69. boolakanaka:

    48--I think Saint Elizabeth was actually the owner, and the military then had a long-term lease.


  70. markazulu:

    Nevada is playing florida st with their 2nd string qb and 3rd string running back and are just moving the chains on florida state.


  71. Former UH Athlete:

    Nevada doing a good job of eating clock. Only 2.5 possessions in 1st quarter. If anyone bet Nevada, that was the perfect start.


  72. turfwar:

    Polymom, I'm pretty sure Ben has been saying that UH is a top 150 university in the world and not in U.S. (Leahy & Leahy Show) Now that is a little more impressive.


  73. markazulu:

    Nevada up against Florida st
    INT returned for a td


  74. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Ummm.....Nevada leads Florida State 7-3 early in the 2nd...

    Next week should be um, fun.


  75. markazulu:

    7-3 Nevada


  76. markazulu:

    Never mind they "TURNED" the int into a td on offense so hard to keep up switching between bama and a&m to Florida st and Nevada


  77. Former UH Athlete:

    Nevada has successfully eliminated the crowd. FSU, clearly did not bring intensity after a week off. Just looked at their schedule and they don't have a "tough" game until Oct. 19 at Clemson.


  78. markazulu:

    Nevada defense is playing extremely well right now


  79. Former UH Athlete:

    Man, Mariota has really improved. He's now progressing through his 2nd & 3rd receivers. Just saw him to a perfect job of checking down after his first two choices were covered, and then the TE turned it into a big gain.

    Gotta give credit to the OLine because there wasn't a Tenn player within 5 yards of Mariota.


  80. Former UH Athlete:

    Nick Saban reaching into his dirty bag of tricks... Flea flicker for TD. Tie game...


  81. markazulu:

    some college scores as of right now

    Oregon (2) 10
    Tennessee 7
    2nd quarter

    Alabama (1) 7
    Texas A&M (6) 14
    2nd quarter

    Nevada 7
    Florida St (10) 6
    2nd quarter

    UCLA (16) 41
    Nebraska (23) 21
    final

    Akron 24
    Michigan (11) 28
    final


  82. PolyMom:

    #72...better yet!

    They needs to get the word out. I gotta say I love those UH commercial they show with the kids in the pool, and having so much fun. Heck, I wish I was young again. UH band gotta say one of the BEST I've ever seen!

    They need to market Hawaii games as DATE night. At A@M when things sucked we used to kiss on first downs. Now we are back to kissing at touchdowns.


  83. 3-Prong:

    No kidding, working the Picture-In-Picture on da remote.


  84. markazulu:

    Oklahoma (14) 51
    Tulsa 20
    final

    USC 14
    Boston College 0
    halftime

    Alabama 14
    Texas A&M 14

    Oregon 17
    tenn 7


  85. Former UH Athlete:

    The #2 QB for Nevada reminds me of Greg Alexander's throwing motion but with way less velocity. And he's got a bum ankle.

    Fajardo is banged up and was ruled out with a knee sprain.

    Things are looking good for UH next week. Fajardo likely wont be healthy by mext week. The #2 QB Cobb isn't a major throwing threat and now he's banged up.

    Nevada is milking the clock formal its worth vs FSu.


  86. Inyoface:

    Watching some golf too! Lol


  87. markazulu:

    florida state moving the ball


  88. boolakanaka:

    Nice pick, Johnny football---he is very athletic, but incredibly overrated and lets not get into a diatribe about his fundamentals.


  89. markazulu:

    TD florida state


  90. markazulu:

    I'm liking what im seeing out of nevadas defense, running back and offensive line playing pretty well. Should be a good game against UH because Hawaii strength is stopping the run and like Former UH athlete said Fajardo is hurt, the 2nd string QB is shaken up with his ankle


  91. HiFlyer:

    Roll Tide


  92. markazulu:

    Now oregon is on a roll just scored a td
    alabam just scored a td

    I never knew why tv's had the option to watch multiple channels at once until now lol wish i had it now so many games so little time


  93. Former UH Athlete:

    A&M's suspect defense is getting exposed now. Bama just took the lead 21-14


  94. boolakanaka:

    Johnny, that was a nice 14 point swing, you just cost your team...roll tide.


  95. PolyMom:

    Oh come on haters! Hawaii wished we had a Johnny Football!


  96. markazulu:

    so the alabama player gets ejected for colliding into a texas a&m receiver trying to intercept it
    yet the oregon state player didnt get ejected for hitting after the whistle


  97. Former UH Athlete:

    Tennessee is starting to break down. It's going to be a blowout the rest of the way...

    Almost halftime and reality might be starting to set in for Nevada. If I were at a sportsbook I would take both Oregon and Florida St 2nd half... But I'm at home.


  98. boolakanaka:

    95--I think not---he is spoiled child, from an incredibly rich family, without equal amounts of humility and/or maturity. It has nothing to do about football ability, but rather the character of the individual.


  99. madeinhawaii:

    Nevada might run out of RBs and QBs before the game is through, though.


  100. markazulu:

    looks like the bama defense settled in now.


  101. boolakanaka:

    Tide is gashing A&M.


  102. Former UH Athlete:

    Ok, disregard taking Oregon 2nd half, they've broken this game open so quickly that the backups are coming in sometime in the 3rd quarter. Just remarkable to watch the Oregon offensive machine.


  103. PolyMom:

    BS. Give me a break? Everyone was all Colt Brennan mania. Now our fans in Hawaii have yet to reach out to him and help him. The school should be helping him. He would be a great commentator in sports casting there.


  104. Former UH Athlete:

    Mariota > Manziel

    Not even close. And I'm not being a homer caz Mariota played in the ILH.


  105. Former UH Athlete:

    Once upon a time, Tenessee was leading 7-0 half way through the 1st quarter...

    Oregon now leading 38-7 halftime.


  106. markazulu:

    florida state running away now from nevada


  107. boolakanaka:

    I think the subject is Johnny, not Colt. And this is not rant, but rather the collective opinion of the almost entire sports community, read everything from the NYT to the WSJ to ESPN, no need to conflate other parties, Mr. Manziel's actions and history speak loudly for themselves.


  108. Former UH Athlete:

    Yup, reality has set in for Nevada... FSU scores a TD in 2 plays (31seconds) after halftime. Blowout coming...


  109. markazulu:

    I agree with poly mom i think UH should come in contact with Colt and not just colt but former UH players and try to get the alumni BACK INTO Hawaii athletics not necessarily coaching or anything but just to build that school pride.


  110. markazulu:

    On a side note glad to see colt helping out at kahuku


  111. madeinhawaii:

    Seeing how Nevada now has 2 injured Qbs, 2 injured RBs, and an injured Oline player, if you were Nevada, do you play your injured 1st and 2nd stringers or do you start playing your 3rd and 4th teams to give them quality game time experience while saving your 1st and 2nd team players for conference play?


  112. Old School Dave:

    Third team QB now in for Nevada. Backup to Fajardo is injured.


  113. kev-1:

    Humility would go a long way for Manziel in my opinion. Some don't care, but I say he's too cocky. Talented as heck, but still too cocky for my liking.

    Cockiness is not the same as confidence.


  114. kev-1:

    btw . . . he flashes the money sign with his hands after big plays. The Alabama kid just did it and got flagged. Double standard?


  115. PolyMom:

    #109...I totally agree. You don't think he's hurting? My heart goes out to Colt. Deep down he's a fantastic young man. Made some bad decisions. Everyone deserves a second chance. Especially him. He put Hawaii football on the map.


  116. PolyMom:

    I agree that Johnny Football is cocky. But he is a celebrity.

    I would LOVE to see Mariota get the Heisman. He is dynamic to watch in person.


  117. kev-1:

    109 & 115

    +1


  118. markazulu:

    Johnny Manziel is doing nothing i wouldnt expect a young guy to do with that much popularity but the thing is when the spotlights on you everything you do gets microscopped. I mean if i was in his shoes i would try to be humble but if Lebron James and all these celebs wanted to hang with me and i hear all the talk of how great i am and i won the most prestigious individual award in college football history id start believe in my own hype. Manziel is a great player who has a lot of upside


  119. kev-1:

    markazulu . . . that is true. I guess if I think of what I was doing when I was his age, I'd probably be in some pretty deep trouble with that much stardom.

    Still, as a fan, I prefer more humility from people that will soon become millionaires because we watch em.


  120. markazulu:

    Johnny manziel does need to be humbled though and i think bama is giving it to him right now


  121. boolakanaka:

    119--Point well taken. My mom's always told me that the two things you can't fake or learn, are humility and generosity. And not sure if he a lock for the NFL, well as far as being a first rounder....that last pick, case-in-point.


  122. boolakanaka:

    Yes, he is getting a lesson in Hawaiian: Ka Ha`aha`a


  123. markazulu:

    No doubt kev-1 i do agree with the double standard about the money sign thing. Manziel is a phenomenal football player he makes plays but to be honest manziel playing style reminds me of tim tebow at florida but the difference is in the character though. People are discussing how amazing Manziel looks but in all honesty im more impressed by Mariota and not just because he is a local boy either but i think pocket wise he has looked better than Manziel.


  124. madeinhawaii:

    Too bad about the flooding in Colorado... I was looking forward to the Fresno-Colorado match-up this weekend.


  125. markazulu:

    It's one thing to believe in yourself and be confident its a whole different thing to be cocky and full of it

    Manziel i think is more on the cocky side.


  126. markazulu:

    It's one thing to believe in yourself and be confident its a whole different thing to be cocky and full of it

    Manziel i think is more on the cocky side.


  127. Former UH Athlete:

    With injuries mounting and game way out of reach, Rolo should in the towel and just try to finish the game as quickly as possible to avoid further injuries.

    Nevada's defense is mentally broken and effort is not there.

    UH might be playing a broken team, both physically and mentally next week. Nevada's small DLine getting thoroughly dominated after FSU settled into the game in the 2nd quarter.


  128. boolakanaka:

    123--Could not agree more....Johnny is super athletic, but that said, he is not an RG III type of athlete. And even then, the NFL is just that-not for long-the league is just too fast and too powerful to play that game for any length of time. His skill set and decision making are at least, currently, not well suited for a seamless NFL career.


  129. madeinhawaii:

    Alabama playing like a steam roller that took a bit to get over the peak of a hill and is now cruising downhill without brakes. Florida State is playing like Nevada is no longer on the field, they just keep marching down field.


  130. PolyMom:

    Johnny's receivers have butter fingers today. Bama s playing a hell of a game.

    But it ain't over till the FAT LADY sings! LOL! Lots of time left in thus game.


  131. PolyMom:

    Touch down boys!


  132. markazulu:

    Boolakanaka i think Johnny football is a great improviser but i think he needs to enhance his pocket skills because the room for him to run around in the nfl is a lot slimmer because everyone is bigger, stronger, faster. But on top of that the fact he is a sophomore and we are already talking of his nfl career is a big kudos to him.


  133. kev-1:

    Rolo is not the head coach of Nevada, btw.


  134. kev-1:

    Mariota is spoiling us. He is a good student, a tremendous QB, and an extremely humble character. He just broke the Oregon single game passing record or something too.


  135. markazulu:

    based off today if Johnny football doesnt create a miracle i wanna see Alabama vs Oregon


  136. kev-1:

    I always thought of AJ McCarron as an average QB on a good Alabama team. He is showing me something today too.


  137. koakane ip5:

    good afternoon all

    not looking so good for rainbow warriors next week Nevada getting an okole whipping from Seminoles. keep the focus warrior men

    congrats to rainbow wahines in vball and soccer

    have a good weekend


  138. kev-1:

    And the next generation of Alabama RB is legit, as usual. #4 is a beast.


  139. markazulu:

    @136 kev-1
    I thought that 1st td he threw was amazing


  140. Former UH Athlete:

    Stick a fork in 'em.... A&M is done. 10 play TD drive pushes Bama lead to 42-21.

    Alabama and Oregon have firmly solidified themselves as the two best teams in college football.


  141. gobows:

    #138

    tj yeldon was the best back at alabama as a true freshman last year.


  142. PolyMom:

    Florida State was always a great team under Bobby Biwden. I will say this...when they did not give him an ALOHA tour...I was very disappointed. He was one of the good ole boys. Just like Bear Bryant.


  143. PolyMom:

    Well you can't make a living as a QB Coach at Kahuku. He needs to get a real job and move past his problems. Don't see anyone in Hawaii doing much for him. Isn't his Kahuku job part of his community service?


  144. markazulu:

    Fumble by alabama breathes new life into texas a&m uh oh! ;)


  145. PolyMom:

    Like I said...even with UH it ain't over till the FAT lady sings. LOL!


  146. markazulu:

    I wonder if hawaii would ever consider holding a former athletes reunion at Hawai'i where players can bring the family and just have a get together and possibly meet the new generation of warriors. we can name it "once a warrior" lol or something like that


  147. markazulu:

    TD A&M uh oh ;)


  148. Former UH Athlete:

    Oh wow... I think Nick Saban just aged about 10 years in the past 5 minutes.


  149. PolyMom:

    Touchdown haters!


  150. markazulu:

    So if a&m wins im gonna start calling Manziel the Magic man keeps pulling rabbits outta his butt lol


  151. kev-1:

    uh oh . . .


  152. markazulu:

    So what happened to Mizzou? I dont hear nothing about their football team anymore.


  153. Former UH Athlete:

    Man what a mistake by the kicker... I still don't understand how kickers hit it out of bounds when they have a 53 yard wide target area.


  154. boolakanaka:

    Live and die by Manziel. He had almost as much influence on their loss, as he did on their potential win.


  155. nanakuli:

    I hope Rich Miano has a chance to coach UH again some time in the future. He took Kaiser from the rags to the riches in two years.


  156. PolyMom:

    Congrats to the Alabma Crimson Tide!

    Hard loss. But I bet they lose one this year to someone!

    For my dear BAMA friends...I give you a ROLL TIDE!

    SEC rules!


  157. madeinhawaii:

    Boy that Bama game was exhausting... phew! ... good game.. what was that 1000+ yards of combined offense? Sheesh! Definitely two top ranked teams on the field today.


  158. tommui:

    I agree with PolyMom: UH might consider getting Colt back as a coach or Grad assist.


  159. Think2Much:

    Would Mariota have the same success if he stayed home at UH? If he went to another school with a different system?


  160. The Pillar:

    Stupid posts need to be pointed out.

    Too many jokers hating on UH with little regard for facts or truth.

    Easy to criticize UH. Hard to be a part of the solution. So losers hate on UH because that's easy to do.

    *****************************
    hossana:
    September 14th, 2013 at 8:46 am

    ha..ha...why should we be optimistic with yesterday's scrimmage....they were playing against a bunch of lemons with each other so that scrimmage and the stats don't impress me one bit.....as a writer, you should have taken things in perspective also.....i remember last yr.'s scrimmage that the news media was raving all about T.G. as the Q.B. of the future and look where we are now.....give me a break!!!!
    ****************************

    Easily this comment is the stupidest comment of the day so far.

    Troll hossana has written off Taylor Graham who has only played two games against two talented Pac-12 defenses. You saw nothing good in those two games from Taylor Graham? All on him then. His fault. O line was fine. Receivers were fine. RBs were fine. No one missed blocks then. Nobody was out of position or ran the wrong route. O line is a work in progress, but that's the truth, but it's not a factor in the performance of the QB in your eyes. Since you know so much about football, hosanna, the coaching staff could sure use you. Submit your resume fast. Are you Offense or Defense minded?

    #1 Bozo so far today...hosanna.


  161. Boolakanka:

    155- during this administration one is going to have to bring at least a "terminal degree" to get the HC job--e.g. Masters or PhD.


  162. Former UH Athlete:

    159... Would be completely different as Oregon is the most talented team west of Alabama.

    And no he would not have as much success at UH because the OLine hasn't been good at UH the past 3 years. He definitely would have made UH better, but not that much better.

    You can thank Mack for barely even trying to recruit Mariota. Not that UH had much chance to get him, but Mack didnt even make the courtesy offer. Mack did an exceptionally poor at keeping the top locals in Hawaii. In the 2010 HS class, Mack only got 2 of the top 15 locals (according to Scout). In 2011 (Mariota's class), Mack got 3 commits in the top 15, but only Justin Vele actually made it to UH.


  163. gobows:

    nanakuli yeah, miano is getting it done at kaiser, but how the hell did kalani route roosevelt??? kalani???


  164. A-House:

    I love and support UH!

    Yet, if Chow does not change his attitude of a "big drop back with a strong arm, but slow feet, there is a small chance that the team will succeed.

    only saving grace is to have a fantastic OL who will give the "pro-type" QB time to look around and finally find an open receiver - I believe the days of the "pro-type drop back QB" is an item of the past and that the "spread-type offense" with a scrambling QB is the now and future in college football - look at what the pro teams have done by switching to the spread offense

    com'on Coach Chow, be a believer, make the necessary changes in 2013 - your future QBs are the scramblers ( Woosley and Zwahlen ) are pro-to type spread QBs - Graham and Schroeder are the slow moving pro-type QB altho I was impressed with Schroeder's quickness and crispness in the OSU game and, IMHO, I did see a much improved OL that gave Schroeder the time he needed to find receivers and complete passes what will be the sacrifice?


  165. PolyMom:

    I agree Tom Mui. He needs a new sense of purpose on life. I thought for sure the guy Rick Balangiardi would offer him a job at one of the stations as he has a Communucations degree. Everyone loved him. Now he's not getting any love. I know his Mom. It's sad. You have to move forward in life. He needs a break!


  166. Inyoface:

    Nevada won't have their first bye until October, ouch.


  167. Inyoface:

    Handley for UCLA is making a Heisman run also.


  168. kev-1:

    Polymom . . . don't quote me, but I am pretty sure Colt was set to begin a job with a some local network but got popped for his DUI and ummm . . . that other thing in the car that wasn't his (though he didn't get popped for that). I am assuming the offer was pulled. Again, this is just something that I either heard or read. Not 100% positive.

    Really though, I can't see him coming back around the program with Chow here. He has no connections with the current staff, so it would be forced if anything. I support him, and hope he pops up somewhere, but I honestly don't see it happening.


  169. Old Diver:

    162

    Mariota committed to Oregon while a junior in HS. He make it clear he wasn't coming here. I know one of the counselor's at St.Louis and that is what he told me.


  170. Inyoface:

    Colt would be an awesome QB coach, he would be able to teach how to read the field like no other. Jason Gesser is doing a good job at Wyoming so far also.


  171. RedZone:

    Utah St is destroying Weber St.


  172. PolyMom:

    He would be a distraction at UH. But I hope he gets a second chance in Hawaii. We owe him that much. He took us to BCS Bowl game.

    Former athlete I got to respectfully disagree. I don't think Oregon could put up 42 points against Bama. The PAC 12 is not a great conference. I'm not even impressed with Stanford today. But I will say this. As a Mariota fan who would love to see him win the Heisman...the Coaches messed up by blowing the score out with him. The Heisman voters do not like that kind of blow out. Most of the voters are in the Midwest and South. There are very few winners of the Heisman on the left coast. All the last three were Norm Chow prodigies. Bush, Palmer and Lienart. They should have been a little more sportsman like to a former Lane Kiffen team. The SEC is so strong. They play like pro football players. Archie Griffin, Archie Manning, I've met them and had a great discussion about winning Heismans. They have so much pull with the press on that side of the country itbis unbelievable. I can tell you this...don't count out Teddy Bridgewater from Louisville. Everyone loves him. if he keeps beating teams like Florida, Cincy ( those thugs) and win out...expect him to be in NYC. But no way Oregon would score 42 points against Bama. Could be a repeat of the USC v Texas BCS National game.

    Just my honest opinion. You can take it or leave it. But the voters are in the Midwest, east.


  173. RedZone:

    Utah State 70 - Weber State 6. USU plays USC next.


  174. Jeezy33:

    170. I don't know if he has the discipline to be a college coach... Made a mistake with price, doubt chow even thinks of hiring someone with colts back ground


  175. Dan-O:

    Im a Colt fan. I agree some people should get second chances. But they should get them because it is deserved, not just because he/she is a former UH athlete.


  176. WarriorNY:

    Just got back from meeting Mr. Boolakanaka... Good Times in NYC!


  177. el burro sabio:

    SMU would be a great place for Colt but they have a certain GA QB coach for another year.


  178. jeezy33:

    175. Agree. Also can't always assume because a guy is a good football player it would translate to being a good coach. Some stuff he did was just given talent and accuracy. If you ever heard June Jones speak about it before, he would say Colt made a lot of wrong reads but fit the ball into small windows so he got away with things. Also mentioned Chang made the right read majority of the time but sometimes missed his throw. Lot of good coaches are the ones who were back ups and students of the game..


  179. WarriorNY:

    Who's watching Maywether fight tonight?


  180. kev-1:

    I believe Chang only has this year left as a grad assist. 2 years right? Maybe Colt can get a shot. I was the biggest fan of Colt, but I haven't seen the work ethic required of a coach. Could be wrong. I agree though, good player doesn't always mean good coach.


  181. PolyMom:

    Big shooting in Times Square. Cops just shooting and hitting innocent folks. And they say Texas is crazy! NYC cops are gun happy. Scary.


  182. Ipu Man:

    Several years ago in Hollywood, somebody got beheaded in my
    sister's neighborhood...


  183. Ipu Man:

    football, food, friends, fiends...


  184. tommui:

    #160 The Pillar:

    Hossana "A shout of fervent and worshipful praise".

    Doesn't seem he is living up to his name.


  185. kev-1:

    182 . . . ????????


  186. WarriorNY:

    I am not sure what you're referring to.... I was literally 2 blocks from Time Square an hour ago...

    I know a lot of NYC cops... They are not gun happy...


  187. tommui:

    #186 WarriorNY - according to the news, two women were wounded by NYPD while trying to control a mentally disturbed man - either was at Time Square or a block thereof.


  188. WWF:

    #95 We have one on the team, runs a sub 4 5 forty, is elusive, went 22-0 in high school play as starting QB. The Coach is trying him at safety.


  189. WarriorNY:

    Tommui,
    That's crazy... We were a block away!


  190. 3-Prong:

    Ipu Man: .........and Fishing and Fallyball. Let's Go Bows.
    Game 1 to the Wahine against the Croson-less Wildcats.


  191. 3-Prong:

    WarriorNY:

    Mayweather wins by majority decision
    Scorecards: 114-114, 116-112, 117-111
    Mayweather wins WBC & WBC light-middleweight titles
    Mayweather now unbeaten in 45 (26 KOs)
    Alvarez loses unbeaten record (had won 42 of 43)
    Mayweather to earn $45m, Alvarez $12m
    Danny Garcia beats Lucas Matthysse on undercard


  192. 3-Prong:

    2-0 Wahine....


  193. SteveM:

    Historically, here's the origin of the 5 F's of the blog...

    Comment from: Stephen [Member]
    And SteveM, stop kissing up. That's the Kid's job.
    02/11/07 @ 12:15

    Comment from: SteveM [Visitor]
    ...
    Notice I thanked ST for feeding us too (hint, hint). Just following Al's 3 F's for this blog...
    Football
    Food
    Friends

    This could be significant?
    02/11/07 @ 12:53

    Comment from: Long Time UH Fan [Visitor]
    5 F's: Family, Friends, Football, Food and Fun... :-)
    02/11/07 @ 13:21

    Comment from: Stephen [Member]
    Five Fs
    Two Gs (Gi and Gi)
    02/11/07 @ 15:25

    Fishing was proposed and generally adopted around the time of the 2nd Anniversary Blog Party in 2008.

    las vegas/rasu begasu proposed "Faraoke", but that was too much of a stretch. No pun here, but Stretch was indirectly responsible for the Fishing. :-)


  194. Former UH Athlete:

    Canelo vs Mayweather was entertaining fight. But Money May just had too much hand speed. Canelo was easily walking through Mayweather's power but just couldn't catch him. Like everyone of Mayweather's opponents.

    Good fight though as both fighters stood in the poket all night. Canelo did force Mayweather to fight so it definitely wasn't a snoozefest even though Mayweather was winning fairly easily.

    Best fight was the Garcia v Mathysse fight. That was fun. Garcia has one hell of a chin and Mathysse has unbelievable heart. He basically fought with one eye for the last 6 rounds. What a war during the last 20 seconds. Great stuff

    At least Floyd thanked us PPV buyers for giving him his cut of the $75 PPV fee.


  195. Former UH Athlete:

    191... Not sure what that judge was smoking to call it a draw. I pretty much saw it how the other two scored it.


  196. Former UH Athlete:

    And now Arizona St just finished off Wisconsin to complete a horrid day for the Big Ten conference...

    Penn St lost to UCF at home
    Nebraska got embarrassed again by UCLA 2 years in a row, at home today.
    Illinois lost at home to a quality Washington team
    Purdue lost at home to ND
    Michigan was a bad playcalling blunder away from losing to Akron at home.

    The other Big Ten teams beat a bunch of nobodies and bottom feeders.


  197. Former UH Athlete:

    Bo Polini and Mack Brown better get their resumes updated. Those two guys may not survive the season if they lose badly again.


  198. madeinhawaii:

    Wow.. Wisconsin lost to Arizona State...

    Aranda 2-1
    Rolo 1-2
    Chow 0-2


  199. 3-Prong:

    3-1 Wahine.......Aloha!


  200. kev-1:

    Aranda not a HC
    Rolo not a HC


  201. 3-Prong:

    Kamehameha Punahou anyone?


  202. d1shima:

    Great Evening All!

    3-Prong,

    10-0, Punahou. 3rd qtr. KS just fumbled a punt deep and Puns capitalized on the first play for a TD.

    PAT good. 17-0, 3:09 3rd q


  203. d1shima:

    ...however, as you well know ( and agree) I hope dey both lose! :evil:


  204. d1shima:

    Also, it's on AM1500


  205. 3-Prong:

    Thanks d1... Though game for the Niners again this week huh! Da Boys should cruise.


  206. 3-Prong:

    Rally cap time! Let me point my green label at the radio! hehe


  207. madeinhawaii:

    kev-1,

    It's the other way around. Hawaii no mo' OC.


  208. d1shima:

    I'll be waitin' all day for Sunday Night....


  209. tommui:

    # 189 WARRIORNY

    I went to law school in NYC (back in the late 50's) and there were a lot of crazies back then - and of course, there were a bunch on the streets as well!


  210. AllG:

    172...your statement makes no sense. PAC 12 is not weak this year, it is probably 2nd strongest conference behind SEC. Oregon just man handled a SEC team, so if you don't think they can compete with the SEC your dead wrong


  211. Dino:

    Oregon state beats Utah in OT.


  212. d1shima:

    A-house,

    OR revenue comes from property taxes.

    Opposite in WA with high sales tax instead. Big brouhaha recently when WA gov wanted to start property tax.


  213. d1shima:

    Sumboddy mentioned no self-serve gas in OR. Form of social welfare to keep unemployment down.


  214. d1shima:

    Not so sure UofO "manhandled" Vols as much as found ways around them.

    Meyer's version of the spread option is way more smash mouth than Kelly/Helfrich's. watch where the QB goes if he pulls the ball back from the mesh. That's why he needed Tebow. That version can manhandle.

    They both make you defend all 11 players but UofO seems to be less inclined to try to run over people.


  215. d1shima:

    I dunno any defense in CFB that can match up to what Bama was showing on the OL today! Watta machine!


  216. d1shima:

    But as far as defense goes, the 'Noles hammered the Wolfpups ball carriers today.

    heheheh


  217. HiFlyer:

    Bamas weakness is in their secondary against big tall receivers.


  218. kapakahi:

    Tui looked like the real deal tonght.....constantly under pressure.....but never got rattled. Though he got sacked a few times tonight, thought that he definitely has improved his pocket presence from last season.

    Kanawai Noa also displayed that he's the real deal too.....although he did drop that sure TD catch. With Tui and Dakota Torres committed to be Warriors, hopefully that'll translate to Warriors having a chance at landing Noa......who would an ideal SB/PR.

    Warrior hybrid DE/OLB Mika Tafua had an awesome game too......as did LBs Calen Holt and Chad Souza.

    Pun D bent but never broke......posting the shut-out.


  219. WarriorNY:

    Tommui,
    Haha.. There are still a lot of crazies here in NYC... Where about did you go to law school out here?

    Polymom,
    Sorry, I didn't know that news... I know a lot of people in NYPD so I try to always give them a break... (Except when they write me Speeding Tickets...)

    FUHA,
    The judge that scored the fight 114-114 was ridiculous... Mayweather clearly won the fight...

    3-Prong,
    I saw the match... I was actually posting that because I had a stream I wanted to share with people...


  220. PolyMom:

    Last night Wisconsin v Arizona game will have many consequences. PAC 12 Ref was wrong.

    I give Wisconsin that win.

    Go Warriors! We need to win one on the road.


  221. boolakanaka:

    Lest anyone be worried about the safety of WarriorNY and I, given the shooting that took place from us, just a hop and skip, of two blocks, we are exceedingly well. And just a note, I think, people get the wrong idea of NYC in this day and age, it is not the hostile mecca with hustlers on every corner of yesteryear. Don't get it twisted, you still need to be aware of your surroundings and neighborhoods (I live in a lovely part of Harlem)....but it is actually one of the safest cities in the world, see: http://www.businessinsider.com/no-murders-in-new-york-2012-11


  222. boolakanaka:

    Damn, the new slim shady, just broke it off---big time--Eagles looking good.


  223. PolyMom:

    I still love NYC. But can't wait for Bloomberg to get the hell out.

    Now back to business. Nevada looks beat up pretty bad. Anyone got the full run down of what's going on there?


  224. boolakanaka:

    Vick just threw a laser to Cooper, for 6. Man, can still spin the rock.


  225. boolakanaka:

    I'm afraid he may be out of an "official title of office", but he is certainly not going anywhere. Moreover, I would expect him to be much more active on the topics he is already engaged; gun control and nutrition. Like his policies or not, he always pays his own freight and is not beholden to anyone or a group, and in many ways, that is the most we can ask from any politician.

    Football speaking, bolts just gave up ball on the two, on a text strip on the goal line.


  226. boolakanaka:

    Damn, second cough within the 10 yards of the goal line for the Bolts within 5 minutes; incredibly bad ball security. Then shady broke about three Bolt defenders ankles on a single run....he is a bad bad man.