LB coach candidates: 199 and counting

December 29th, 2013
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There are 199 applicants for the Rainbow Warriors' soon-to-be vacated linebacker coach's job.

That number is expected to grow when HR personnel check the mailbox tomorrow.

Two weeks ago, Tony Tuioti was told he would not be retained as linebacker coach after his contract expires in March. This past Friday was the first day UH officials could review the applications. There probably was a delay in some deliveries because of Christmas. (We won't mention the brown trucks.)

192 Responses to “LB coach candidates: 199 and counting”

  1. azwarrior22:

    Foist


  2. jm2375:

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Wow, gonna take a while to go through all da applications.


  3. wafan:

    Hmmmmmm, maybe one person submitted multiple applications using pseudonyms?


  4. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Good Morning Gangeez! :)

    199?! Wow indeed! Have you ever seen such interest in an assistants position in previous coaching regimes, Mr. Tsai?


  5. Bryson:

    I noticed that last season after Al Noga was made an honorary captain he never left the sideline for the rest of the season...He looked like he really missed being on the sidelines...


  6. Bowwar:

    I'm sure there must be at least a dozen local applicants...


  7. Old School Dave:

    Good morning, all.

    Not going to beat a dead horse, but the UH system's hiring procedure sure can slow down the hiring of assistant coaches in the athletic dept.


  8. tommui:

    GOOD MORNING HAWAII!

    What happened to all those nay-sayers who predicted that we would not be able to get coaches?


  9. Haleakala:

    Wow, that is a lot of competition to get one job!


  10. Old School Dave:

    ST: Thanks for the updates.

    It's pretty much a given that no OC will be hired, and that Jordan Wynn will probably be named full-time QB coach. Do you know if Chow will be hiring a full-time and experienced WR coach?


  11. kapakahi:

    #10,

    If Wynn is hired as the QB coach, that would make 4 full-time offensive position coaches (with OL - Naeole, TE - Rauscher, RB - Wiesehan), while the defense only has 3 full-time defensive position coaches (DL, LB, DB) so wouldn't seem like the offense would be hiring another position coach for WR.


  12. NorthShoreFan:

    Guud Morning Tsaikos!....

    need to recuperate from making mochi...700+ pounds will get you tired...really sticky situation...to clean up.


  13. Old School Dave:

    #11: Thanks, Kapakahi. Makes sense. Max number of coaches is 9, right?


  14. wow:

    Thread from the scout board about ST,
    http://forums.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=219&f=1136&t=12517167


  15. jonj:

    11 I thought demo doubles as the safeties coach. And since Wynn is also the "OC" it would make sense to hire a WR coach.


  16. Stephen Tsai:

    JonJ:
    I think Demo initially worked with the safeties, but Daronte' Jones handled all of the DBs for most of the past season.


  17. Stephen Tsai:

    My gut feeling is one of the new hires will work with most of the linebackers while the other will work with the ends/jokers.


  18. Stephen Tsai:

    Old School Dave:
    It is a fair process if, say, you're going to hire an administrative assistant for the American Studies department.
    But athletics are different, obviously. Assistant coaches are union members, but they're on one-year contracts. What I think is puzzling is when you have to go through the long vetting process to hire GAs. Take Richard Torres. He's already been screened several times as a player; did he become a different person when applying for a GA spot?


  19. Stephen Tsai:

    I did not realize Dan Dierdorf was still alive.


  20. Kili:

    18 ST- government and union red tape sooo much is a waste. never happen in the private sector...


  21. NorthShoreFan:

    Me thinks if there is a need to expedite a hiring process the union would be willing to cooperate and get it done. It's all in how you do the process. Need someone to take the lead and get it done.

    ST excellent point. Who is requiring the multiple screening?


  22. Stephen Tsai:

    North Shore:
    I think it's HR.
    It took a long time for Torres to be approved.


  23. NorthShoreFan:

    If it's because of multiple coaches then might be understandable. The requirement for a coaches position after being in the system for a while, not understandable.


  24. Stephen Tsai:

    I also think that people in the field should be on specific selection committees.
    It's impressive to run a bank, but how does that translate to hiring a head coach?
    When they hire media relations staffers, they never have, say, a newspaper reporter on the committee. I mean, if you're going to hire a chef, shouldn't you have a fat person on the committee?


  25. ai-eee-soos:

    anyone looking for a HC job?

    UMASS needs a HC and staff.

    go for it - you know who ...


  26. NorthShoreFan:

    Being too, excuse the term "anal" will not get us good personnel. The lyrics come to mind...."you don't know what you got till its gone"...might hold true if we make candidates go through too much hoops and bs..


  27. NorthShoreFan:

    ST...selecting the head of a bank might get you $ if you follow the "buddy-buddy" relationships....but, it may not always be true


  28. Stephen Tsai:

    There's another interesting rule. As I understand it, suppose you're hired to be a paper shredder. Then you get moved to paper collator. Now suppose you're a screwup as a collator. You can't be fired. The only way you can be let go is if they move you back to your original position, paper shredder, then screw up there. I remember there was a guy who was hired for a position, then was moved to a second position, where he struggled. The original position was dissolved, so he could never move back there, thus he could never be fired. I can understand the thinking: It prevents people from punitively moving to a position in which they'll fail. But, still ...


  29. Stephen Tsai:

    Conversely, if you recruit a guy as a running back, then move him to linebacker, he really shouldn't be faulted if he's not very good at linebacker.


  30. Stephen Tsai:

    NorthShore:
    True that. I know some were added to the search committee because they were going to help lure JJ from the Chargers.
    But I do have empathy for any AD.
    I mean, I wouldn't even know where to begin to hire a diving coach.
    And if I'm looking for a sailing coach, I'd probably make the mistake of putting Thurston Howell III on the committee.


  31. Old School Dave:

    Temple has cut 7 varsity sports:

    http://www.ncaa.com/news/ncaa/article/2013-12-06/due-budget-restructuring-temple-cuts-seven-varsity-sports


  32. hon2255:

    Mr Tsai

    Whatever happened to the former NaKoa pres, the Chinese guy with the crew cut and toothpick in his mouth, use to stand on sidelines during JJ era, didn't see him this past season or previous on sidelines, and not at basketball games either, you must know him ,is he still around the program?


  33. kapakahi:

    #29,

    Apparently doesn't apply to Joey Iosefa......who was recruited to play DB (at 190 lbs).....but outgrew the position and was instead auditioned at LB.....before being moved to RB.


  34. st. anthony trojan:

    yea right on st.. me would get sam choy.. if was hiring a chef...should be the process like judges..committee selects a few.. n leave up to the "governor" (NC) TO PICK...but still able to select sumone not on the short list..he has to work with them...he should shoulder the responsibility..if not work out.. he will eventually be solely accountable..not the so called "committee" which...can n always changes....


  35. kapakahi:

    #32,

    Ben Yee?


  36. Old School Dave:

    Agree that UH should let the AD search for and hire the coaches he best deems the best candidate and fit. If it's a bad hire, then the AD will be held accountable. UH seems to love committees. Don't see the point of having a head of a bank or hospital decide on who the best coaching candidates will be for any sport. I guess, change comes slowly here.

    Mitch Kaaialii was recruited as a tight end under Dick Tomey in 86. He was moved to OL when Bob Wagner took over and grew into an All-Conference tackle. Same with Theo Adams.


  37. kapakahi:

    #29,

    Hopefully also won't apply to Penitito Fa'alologo.......who was recruited to play LB......but got moved to DE......and now FB.


  38. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    smoke and mirrors folks, smoke and mirrors.


  39. papajoe2:

    I think all head coaches should hire their own people who will work under them IF they pass a screening by whatever committee. We don't want to hire, say, a child molester.


  40. Stephen Tsai:

    UH actually uses an investigative service to check out candidates.
    That's why it sometimes takes a while.


  41. RedZone:

    I would have hoped that we would have gotten a DC first and get his input on a defensive assistant coach. Not unusual for DC to coach linebackers. I think Aranda did that when he took over as our DC.


  42. Warrior Dave:

    So much insight this morning ST. THANK YOU!!

    I don't understand the hiring process. I don't know why they couldn't at least "review" the applications without contact. That way, they can weed out the no way in heck applicants like myself and other couch potato coaches. On the deadline date, they would have a few apps to review before starting the inquiry and interview process.

    BTW, does Chow review all apps or does someone screen it for him? Hope he's the one to review all.


  43. Stephen Tsai:

    I think there will be simultaneous hires.


  44. Warrior Dave:

    Sorry ST my comment above was a late post. Thanks for answering part of my question.


  45. Stephen Tsai:

    Warrior Dave:
    Chow reviews all applications.
    There are all sorts, from high school through the NFL.
    When there's an opening, people automatically send out applications.
    Regardless of what people think of UH, it is a Division I-A program, and there aren't that many coaching jobs for the number of people who wish to be FBS coaches.


  46. st. anthony trojan:

    suggestion here for what it is worth...ur paper is all for closing the yellow section..NEGATIVE..bj..offered 50% off the army game..POSITIVE... why not offer same 50% off for the yellow section for a year..all games.. n seating is all open..except sum way to preserve the seats for season ticket holders.. no need hire ushers..but maybe no can cuz the union..CLEAN UP... if me was there i would do for free..after the game..i go to sum rent-all place.. n try to strike a deal with the owner..let me rent free ..one nite...manawahi.. me pay gas..i go find sum friends.. we all take a row..(how many rows have)and we start at one point and walk around the stadium, once.. n all pau..then me go see stadium, manager n say... hey..take our video of us.. cleaning.. n thank the rent-all (commercial) on the jumbotron..for 15 or 20 seconds...wow win win situation 4 all so far....then same commercial...asking fans to keep stadium, clean.. n pick up their opala.. n put in bags or cans...wonder if mc'donalds would sponsor for the bags with their name on top for 7 games..around stadium....white bags.. with the mc do label..or ne one elsE.. can find a new sponsor every game huh ??...wow that cool or what.... but me thinks the union would object of course huh...i know me can find 7 to 10 people help me.. n koa anuenue ..pay our breakfast at mc do...gosh..just think.. so many people working in unison.. to keep yellow open.. n try to fill it up.. naw not work..only negatives is what they want...zero thinking outside the box..listen to bj n advertiser.. save piso.. close it....next step to prosperity is like temple...wake up tsaikos.. football is doomed..with the present thinking..at the ad office..n advertiser editorial..auwe...IMUA


  47. jm2375 (iPad):

    Old School Dave - #31 - Pacific is dropping men's vb after this season, bringing the MPSF back down to 12 teams. Opens up 2 games for non-conference play. This year UH only had 4 non-conference games - the 3 Outrigger Tournament games, and I believe, one of next week's games.


  48. Warrior Dave:

    Hon2255 & Kapakahi,

    Coach Chow banned Ben Yee from standing with the team. He was told he had to stand with the other boosters or end zone. He made a decision to not attend anymore UH football games.

    Ben is not the only one as other medical people were told to get out of the area. Not the way you treat people that have been faithful supporters to the program that have brought many $$$$ into the program for many years. I haven't gone to the football banquet since they went luau format but they may have eliminated the Ben Yee Most Inspirational Player award.


  49. Stephen Tsai:

    St.AnthonyTrojan:
    I don't like the idea of closing off sections for football, especially the yellow, which offers a pretty good view. Instead of trying to create a more intimate setting, UH should go the other way and try to fill those seats. That will take better promotions, a better experience, better scheduling (can't go weeks between home games) and, of course, better performance on the field.


  50. Stephen Tsai:

    Not exactly sure what happened, but I think in an effort to whittle the number of people on the sideline, Ben Yee was inadvertently caught in the sweep.
    That's a fence that needs to be mended.
    Ben has done a lot for the program, especially establishing and then carrying Na Koa, all as unpaid worker. (I'm not sure if Na Koa paid for his travel.) Plus, he's a good guy.
    Whatever the rift, Ben Yee needs to be back in the fold.


  51. Stephen Tsai:

    I don't like cluttered sidelines, either, but what else does UH have to offer?
    People can donate out of the goodness of their hearts (and some tax credits), but the bottom line is: What's the value of being a supporter?
    People need something in exchange besides a hat and shirt.
    If it makes some boosters happy to give a little more in exchange for a game in the booth or two quarters on the field, what's the harm?
    I'd even go so far as let a couple of boosters on the team buses to the stadium. For a price, of course.


  52. Stephen Tsai:

    I like the formula Charlie Wade does with his boosters.
    Before matches, he gives a little chat, explaining what to look for.
    Sure, it's different between football and men's volleyball. Volleyball doesn't have that many variety of schemes, other than changing rotations. But it does help fans connect better with the team.
    One thing UH could do is invite season-ticket holders to watch football scrimmages. Then after that, the fans could have Q&A's with the coaches.


  53. boolakanaka:

    49--ST, I am in total accordance with you. What's next, we can't fill up 30,000, so we cone-off the first fifteen rows in the stadium? Next thing you know, your playing Pacific Lutheran again. Low expectations are the underpinnings for low results.


  54. kapakahi:

    #51,

    Heard that the ride on the team buses to the stadium on game day is in the works......for the right price.....of course.


  55. Stephen Tsai:

    How about choosing a couple of fans to participate in the haka?


  56. Stephen Tsai:

    Speaking of which: I think the coaches need to perform the haka, too.
    One team, one dream, etc., etc.


  57. st. anthony trojan:

    yea... st..on # 52... SUMONE SHOULD GRAB THAT IDEA.. N LEAD IT... N WORK ON IT FOR NEXT YEAR..what does the ad do when there is a slow period.. besides getting punched out at games...think that is excellent idea.. n he should lead n run with it..


  58. kapakahi:

    #48,

    Yup.....no more Ben Yee Most Inspirational Player Award the past 2 years.
    http://www.hawaiiathletics.com/news/2013/12/2/FB_1202132110.aspx?path=football
    http://hawaiiathletics.com/news/2012/12/3/FB_1203124215.aspx

    Definitely a lot less player awards under Chow than the previous regime.....
    http://hawaiiathletics.com/news/2011/12/4/FB_1204111423.aspx


  59. sashimi:

    Candyland


  60. jeezy33:

    Looks like we lost Kwamane Bowens too. The ship slowly sinking.... Don't know why Bad Job is going to wait for the ship to sink completely to make any changes.... depressing


  61. sashimi:

    Team should quit doing the haka. Looks so half-azz. Some going through the motion half-azz, others don't know wtf they're doing, and the rest doing the wrong moves. Lose money!


  62. ALLAN:

    39. PEDOPHILE STATE UNIVERSITY IN HAPPY VALLEY COMES TO MIND. BY THE WAY, THERE IS NO CURE, THUS NO REHAB FOR THOSE TYPE OF PEOPLE. SOME CONVICTED OF THE CRIME HAVE ADMITTED TO THAT; SOME HAVE EVEN ASKED NOT TO BE RELEASED BACK INTO SOCIETY BECAUSE THEY CANNOT CONTROL THIS URGE.


  63. Old Diver:

    48

    Chow not only banned medical volunteers from the sidelines but he sent many of them letters stating their services were no longer needed. These were doctors who gave the team free services and free supplies which amounted to tens of thousands of dollars a year. This is why many of us were taken back when Ben Jay said he is considering closing the yellow section to save a few thousand.


  64. Stephen Tsai:

    And I would have played the Colorado game.


  65. kapakahi:

    #60,

    ST must be calling them right about now?


  66. Stephen Tsai:

    I heard about Kwamane Bowens after the season, but they were hoping he'd change his mind. I think the distance is a problem.


  67. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Make a standard haka year in year out. Make it easy to learn, but meaningful. Then teach everybody, fans, cheerleaders and players to do it. Imagine a home game with EVERYBODY but the opposing team and their fans doing a pergame and maybe, a post game haka. Who needs Sweet Caroline when you have the haka? Just sayin... we ARE Polynesia's team after all.


  68. kapakahi:

    #60 & #66,

    Some gf issues?


  69. kapakahi:

    #66,

    Gotta wonder if and how that'll affect the recruiting of Aaron Glover.


  70. Stephen Tsai:

    Kapakahi:
    From what I heard, I guess it's second hand, is that Hawaii is just too far away.
    It's not over playing time or the coaches. (DJ recruited him, and he worked well with Luke Matthews.)
    He's a talented guy and, if he leaves, he'll have no trouble finding another school.


  71. 3-Prong:

    DPK 67: Got to see Oregon do the same to the song "Shout" (as in "you make me wanna"). That was cool, but a standard Haka would be the coolest!!

    ........oh, and Let's Go Cowboys!


  72. RainbowCliff:

    Happy New Year Tsaiko Nation, it has been a while but I have been busy here in LA just doing one thing "building connections". The New Year for me will be uplifting and promising as I do have Hawaii in the fold on many opportunities in which IF they open their eyes and take care of the "small details" then success financially to the LWC, Hawaii athletic teams and bringing in new membership to UHAA is on the rise as "I am in it to win it" !

    I have Dodgers, Lakers, Clippers, Hollywood Entertainment, American Idol (Care of Rich2176) and just a signature away securing Tiger Woods Academy of Orange County. 2014 is going to be HUGH as I have 5 Los Angeles High Schools locked up to recruit potential UH students as Palos Verdes H.S. and Beverly Hills H.S. are scheduled for the Month of February with myself becoming Jed Clampet as I reprise the role of "The Aloha Beverly Hillbilly" coming to recruit the rich and famous driving nothing but my 4 door European Coupe Hawaiian License plate Sedan. UH admissions has received my 662 interest cards from my LA recruiting efforts and working diligently following through to bring them on board as future UH students. Proud of the accomplishments with admission office rewarding me with a nice Christmas gift for my efforts.

    It's all good Tsaiko Nation as we will get better this coming 2014 as U of H is my #1 priority and I am the "LA pied piper" who has the magic flute with my main guy that I recently met living in San Pedro who is nothing but "Aloha Hawaii Admirer" !

    Take care every one and thank you all for your GREATNESS as I continue to BUILD the aloha spirit !


  73. Stephen Tsai:

    Also heard UH is trying to help Allen Sampson transfer to James Madison after he graduates in May.
    I'm pretty sure Sampson should get a couple of years because he missed nearly 2.5 seasons with really bad injuries. The torn hamstring, it could be argued, is a result of overcompensating following the knee injury. We'll see. Another good guy. Wish him the best.


  74. Stephen Tsai:

    One thing is you can't plan spontaneity.
    The next popular thing will be created by a UH fan, maybe even by one of the readers.


  75. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    *pregame haka - I meant to say above!


  76. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Hey Cliff -

    Mahalo and Aloha, Mr. Pied Piper!


  77. kapakahi:

    #70,

    Understandable......that the long distance might become an issue.....but hopefully not for others.


  78. Warrior Dave:

    ST,

    Love what Charlie Wade is doing and trying to connect. But hard when your HC think its a waste of time to schmooze with boosters and fans. It's no secret that he doesn't want to speak on the radio after the games and will only do a minimal number of Call The Coach shows and immediately digs out without thanking the ones who came to the show. He will not talk to the Animals in the afternoons and can't remember if he spoke to Bobby C. In the morning this year. My Associate asked Chow if he would speak to his Rotary group. Chow asked how much are you going to pay me? He said he doesn't do it for free.

    Booster and fan support will continue to decline. The Punahou Mafia are growing tired and Chows days are numbered. Next year could be his last without posting a winning seaso and strong finish to next years season.


  79. Stephen Tsai:

    When I was covering UH basketball, the coaches couldn't wait for Midnight Ohana. The way they figured it, a new guy was vulnerable to wanting to leave anytime before the first practice. Of course, things have changed since then, with flexible rules that allow coaches to conduct conditioning drills earlier.
    When you're dealing with young people, many away from home for the first time, there are a lot of emotional factors involved. The first semester of college is a difficult adjustment for almost everybody. Whatever decision a player makes, the wish is he'll pursue his education. And, as a parent, it would be awfully nice if a team or school is picking up the tuition and school expenses.


  80. Stephen Tsai:

    David Platte.
    One day he was here, the next he was gone.
    It's very difficult to lose a 7-footer.


  81. Stephen Tsai:

    One year, volleyball recruited two middle blockers named Shane.
    We all thought the one from Florida would transfer.
    Turns out one did leave during the first semester — the one from California.
    Like I said, you never can tell with young'uns.


  82. Stephen Tsai:

    Wait.
    Was his name Platte?
    Or Platke?
    Geez, it sucks to be old and forgetful.


  83. mokihana:

    Flash mob haka--the whole stadium!


  84. Bowwar:

    Sorry to hear about Bowen...Hope there are no more heading for the door.


  85. Stephen Tsai:

    OK, his name was David Pletke.
    Never really liked basketball, but he was 7 feet, so he was pushed into it.
    After he quit, he lost a bunch of weight and joined the Army.


  86. Stephen Tsai:

    If I'm not mistaken, one of Bowens' family members died during the season. I think he went back for the funeral. It wasn't an easy first semester for him. But, again, good guy, good student, good player.


  87. ALLAN:

    39. CHOW IS A GENGHIS KHAN. BEN YEE WAS ADMINISTERING TO UH FOOTBALL PLAYERS IN THE 70'S WHEN CHOW WAS STILL IN DIAPERS. I REMEMBER HIM GIVING AN INJECTION TO OUR 6'9" DT DURING PRACTICE.


  88. ALLAN:

    OOPS, I MEANT #48.


  89. Bowwar:

    When was the Platte kid recruited? Don't remember that one.


  90. Bowwar:

    Mack's wife, Heather, used to hold a class for the wahines on football, etc. if I recall correctly.


  91. Bowwar:

    The KC Chiefs playing SD tough with their second stringers...


  92. Stephen Tsai:

    Allan:
    Are you thinking of Ben Yee or Dr. Yoo? I think the latter used to dispense, uh, medical advice.


  93. Former UH Athlete:

    Investigative services to background check candidates... 199 apps... The investigators are gonna need to hire some people.

    Glad to see there's more than enough choices. Just hope UH selects somebody how has a good network for recruiting. Maybe another former NFL player like Naeole would be good also. I think those guys can really coach up players if they have good teaching skills. Being a NFL vet will carry a lot of respect from the players they coach.

    Maybe UH will be lucky enough to have a retired NFL-er with an education degree that applied.


  94. jm2375 (iPad):

    #81 - yeah, and then the other Shane transferred after 2 years...

    MVB boosters also provide post-game meals and have post-game potlucks 3 times during the season. I know it's hard to do for the 105-member football team, but how about allowing a few boosters to attend the post-game meals? It's a chance to connect with the players and coaches. The boosters at the lower levels of membership should be able to participate, not just those at the upper levels.


  95. Former UH Athlete:

    91... Chase Daniels is a quality QB. Though he was way better than Gabbert when coming out of Mizzou. I think Daniels was unlucky that he came out before last years class of QBs. He's got a decent arm, is very mobile, and accurate. He's a guy that's been buried on the depth chart because of his size and he's been on teams with established QBs.


  96. Stephen Tsai:

    My cousin's sons are Shane and Austin.
    Shane Austin's brothers are Chase and Daniel.


  97. st. anthony trojan:

    sad 2 see about mr. yee n the doctors..that is really foolish... my suggestion.. we all plat a mega million lottery.. so we can buy out his contract if we hit he he he...seems like sum people never learn... seems like a former coach would not allow former players in locker rooms b 4.. we know what his record was.. n what eventually happen to him huh... auwe..guess if you local.. but away for a while.. you forget how small the island is..n surely it will come back to haunt you..

    remember hawaiian airlines before.. n liberty house..they went through that also.. being high maka maka has it down side also..aloha airlines tried to blame..go for their demise.. not so for me..they were to snug.. n tried to expand to the continent.. n not have the personnel to warrant it..example...we had a group of 100 students.. going to cva.. tried to book 1 year early.. they did not return my two calls..3 call was.. sorry we cant take all the same time as the plane would be full.. they wanted to leave 30 seats open...for next day.. this was a chorus..did not accept that..but me always thought..filling the plane like a hotel room every nite was the goal..he he guess not..their attitude.. was like hawaiian several years earlier..both changed.. but only one is around to tell about it..n get this.. the price of the ticket was 50 bucks more then there published price..me could never understand that...Aloha mr. chow....for some.. be nice to see you go after next season.. best you mend ur fences before you leave..my prediction.. losing season next year.. gosh how me hope me is wrong.. even if crow not taste to good.. give me sum huli huli sauce for my crow..please... he he he IMUA TSAIKOS


  98. Stephen Tsai:

    The medical thing is a dispute that doesn't have anything to do with Chow. There are a lot of different issues happening on campus. It's quite a sight.


  99. st. anthony trojan:

    WELL the problem me see here ..is the nameless faces making decisions..they should be identified by name.. for politicians also.. making decisions there...thanks for that insight... st..n if mr. chow did not send letter to doctors.. who signed it.. get a copy..so we can see who the idiot really is ... some doctor must still have a copy ?


  100. Stephen Tsai:

    I don't know anything about any letter. I know a new group of med people were brought in. And I'm not sure what impact, if any, the new medical sponsorship will have.


  101. st. anthony trojan:

    to bad jim becker not around to do an article there at what goes on there..
    to bad you cannot do a guest series for a week what goes on there
    under an alias.. dang.. bet they sell a lt of papers he he he...
    there is a tsai tea here in manila..you own that..
    also a tsai soup.. you are well known here ..he he he


  102. NorthShoreFan:

    #30 ST ...dat is a Good one!...if the boat sinks ... at least we'll have some great laffs!...


  103. NorthShoreFan:

    #34, how would he respond to a question like...how come your restaurant wen close?...

    I guess well known, well liked doesn't always equate to good one to have..


  104. NorthShoreFan:

    #55...dang it an excellent idea....would the Old Rust Bucket hold up?....I used to keep my one good eye on the rafters at some UH games....when fans would shake the whole upper section...


  105. Old Diver:

    98

    A doctor friend of mine who gave years of service to the program received the letter that his services were no longer required. The running joke among the doctors is that Chow fired them from voluntary positions. Sad thing is Chow fired them before he met any of them.


  106. NorthShoreFan:

    Shane Austin, remember his family coming to the tailgate after the last game and he humbly stated, .... I shouldn't have thrown that ball.....very humble and nice young man. I hope he is doing well and also his family. ...was great to meet them. me thinks somebody got a pic of that day.


  107. Kapahulu:

    Thanks for the update on Ben Yee. I wondered what had happened to him. I missed seeing him on the sidelines and at the Na Koa weekly Luncheons.
    It seems like a stab in the back for Ben Yee after he helped to found The Na Koa Football Club with Bob Wagner.


  108. WWF:

    Seems that financial challenges are at the root of the problems at UH. From restricting selection of qualified coaches to recruiting budgets, to paying teachers within the DOE.

    Why not allow DHHL to build casinos on their lands in Hawaii and tax a portion of the revenue for education, which would include UH athletics?

    With the amount of visitors visiting already coming to Hawaii and providing Hawaii residents another option to keep their money in Hawaii instead of going to Vegas, we could solve many of our budget woes.


  109. WWF:

    #51
    Need VIP booths for corporate boosters to raise serious financial support. That will open up the sidelines.


  110. Aaron:

    I'm glad someone finally mentioned the Ben Yee thing. I was floored when I heard what happened with him last year. What kind of head coach kicks the president emeritus of your booster club off the sidelines? If you are going to change things for the sake of change, you better be able to back it up with some wins... but so far, Chow hasn't been able to do that. If we are gonna win only one game, we may as well open up the sidelines for folks who raise a lot of money for the program.


  111. kapakahi:

    #108,

    FYI......DHHL is still under investigation for mismanagement issues.

    http://www.staradvertiser.com/specialprojects/2013/dhhl-mismanagement/


  112. kapakahi:

    ST,

    Assuming that both Miller and Bowens are in good academic standing after the Fall Semester and won't be returning in January for the Spring Semester, what effect (if any) does their departure (after only 1 semester) have in terms of available scholarships on this next 2014 recruiting class and/or the next 2015 recruiting class?


  113. manoa#1:

    Don't Worry about the Haka Worry about Winning some Dam Games...Killin Me.


  114. manoa#1:

    Word on the streets Benny Fonua Want's Out And Chow will Give him His Release.


  115. A-House:

    amazes me that Chow is burning his "bridges" so early - what is he thinking?

    he's not superman and now we know he is a question mark of a HC!


  116. HawaiiMongoose:

    Maybe I'm missing something, but shouldn't the DC be hired before the LB coach so the DC can have a voice in who is hired as the LB coach? And how many applicants for DC does UH have?


  117. kapakahi:

    #116,

    It's all NC's call......with BJ's approval.

    Think about it. TK had never met TT, LP and DJ.....much less coached with them.....before the 2012 season.


  118. kapakahi:

    #114,

    Sadly.....might not be only North Shore alum seeking to depart.


  119. boolakanaka:

    108. Native American tribes operate gaming establishments for two reasons: one they are federally recognized and thus domestic sovereigns, and two, they have permission via gaming compacts through their respective states.

    At present Native Hawaiians have neither. While that may change in the near future, that is not the case today. Further, historically, the seats of power for our political establishment, e.g. Senator Inouye, were adamant about never allowing gaming to be established in Hawai'i.


  120. manoa#1:

    #118 yup I hear you. I talked to benny and his mom and they are not happy. Chow hasn't kept what he promised them.


  121. Wes'side Warrior:

    Howzit, Gang!

    That's a lot of interest for one coach spot! Just hope we can land the best (that our money can buy)!

    NSF... 700+ pounds? Dang, that's a lot!


  122. gobows:

    87

    i thought jim mills was the tallest football player at hawaii…until tony akpan.

    must have been funny seeing norm chow wearing diapers in his 30's.


  123. kapakahi:

    #120,

    Couldn't help but notice that.....Benny was among the player no-shows at the luau.....which is usually not a good sign.


  124. Wes'side Warrior:

    I love DPK's "one haka" idea. Someone needs to make it happen! For Polynesia's team!

    And big aloha and mahalo to RC and 'ohana for all you do, year in and year out!


  125. hon2255:

    Thanks for the update about Ben Yee one of major boosters no longer supporting the program,this is really unfortunate, Chow is oblivious and arrogant . Yee has been with the program forever it seems , also remember seeing him at men's basketball games where he had front lower level seats near the bench. Sorry also to hear about the medical professionals who donate their time and own money getting miffed by the new medical doc for UH sports. Even my chiropractor Joe Cardenalli got the shaft f, used to donate his time to the football team before every game to adjust as many backs as he could for the boys.Pake Ben Jay needs to smooth over a lot of burnt bridges brought on by or with the Chow rejime. Sounds more like the Kim Jun Un rejime!!


  126. jeezy33:

    Norm Chow is sinking this ship faster than I could have ever imagined.... I've never seen a coach lose his locker room like NC has... Not that I approve of Mack as a coach but the players all respected him at the very least. We can recruit all these players all we want but if we can't win them over and take care of them while they are here, this program isn't going anywhere...


  127. Stephen Tsai:

    It actually was an administrative guy who booted Yee.
    It was a mistake. I don't think Yee was one of the guys who was supposed to be booted. I also think it was a last-straw deal for Yee. It didn't seem he was too happy with the direction things were going in the years leading to that incident.


  128. Stephen Tsai:

    I think the doctor people were referring to was the eye guy, right? Dr. Ronn Reynolds?
    The team doctor and the surgeons remained the same, as far as I know.
    The coaches don't hire (or fire) medical people. That's a different level.


  129. Stephen Tsai:

    So, I decided instead of reading these comments, I'll just pick up the phone and call Ben Yee. (Disclosure: We've known each other for about 35 years.)
    Ben said there's no feud or hurt feelings with Chow.
    He said he's just fed up with the "system" and the accompanying bureaucracy that hinders even the most basic fund-raising efforts.
    But he said he is now stress free, and his blood pressure went from 130/90 to 120/68.
    He also dislikes the idea of lowering the number of available seats at the stadium.
    And that's the story.


  130. Bryson:

    Its so funny when I see a certain poster post here and act nice then goes to another board and post crap about Stephen not knowing what he's talking about...all I can say is this know it all guru should man up


  131. Buffoman:

    I wonder if blaming would be so rampart if the team was winning? Losing is not fun, granted but it may be best to know before affixing blame.

    ST appears to have great insight and I tend to believe he knows much more than what he releases. Understandable, given that I would tend to believe some things are said in confidence.


  132. UHfan808:

    Good Sunday evening, Tsai-kos and Lurk-ers!

    199 and counting!? That's pretty cool!

    Choose wisely please, coach and admin! :mrgreen:


  133. Old School Dave:

    Thanks Stephen for getting Ben Yee's side of the story.

    I predicted that this would be a long off-season, after going 1-11. It goes without saying that you're not going to have many happy people. I'm sure there will be some more players transferring out. Spring practice can't begin soon enough. Bottom line is that Chow has got to win in 2014. No more excuses. It's do or die time.


  134. Stephen Tsai:

    I should have spoken to Ben Yee earlier, but — and this is kind of embarrassing — I didn't really know he was missing.
    Life's a blur during football season.


  135. Moocher:

    if benny goes, hey, ben jay had better sit norm down and tell him...wins and losses are one thing, but being able to keep things tight and not have them unravel is another. i can accept give norm at least 3 years to see how his recruits develop. but if his star LOCAL recruits bail and his management style just is not a healthy one, then ben jay needs to factor that in, perhaps above wins and losses.

    although, admittedly i'm not in the locker and practices and around the team. i don't know what exactly chow was responsible for and what he was not responsible for.

    it seems to me chow will pick up noga. although, as some as mentioned, i would think most leaders would rather build their staff then inherit one.

    saddened by these assumptions. all these things further point to losing men's sports and a few women's in order to keep football afloat....much like Temple. i think we gonna be D2 soon. chow in my limited opinion needs to become a manager, not a dictator...to me, he just does not seem like a leader. but that's ok, not all managers are leaders, not all leaders can manage. please get the coaches in place and get to work as soon as possible, and please, do not lose benny. losing benny may mean the tide on the north shore is all going out.


  136. Moocher:

    ST
    is it fair to say that admin really handcuffs things....and fair to say money handcuffs other things?

    between the two, in your opinion what hurts the team more, money or admin?


  137. Stephen Tsai:

    Buffoman:
    Two things I've come to realize since I've become an old fart:
    • I don't like to see people lose their jobs. They had to go, but I still felt badly for Frank Arnold, Fred vonAppen and Herman Frazier. These are people's livelihood You have to feel, at least a little, for them.
    • I have empathy for players. Being honest doesn't mean having to reveal all the warts. For instance, there was a player who just wasn't very smart. He kept making mistakes. You are what you are, and some people lack physical ability, some lack mental ability. There's no need to embarrass someone for natural deficiencies.
    And I actually do that here. There are some people who are a little bit off, but, hey, if it makes someone feel better to blow off steam or vent or feel informative, what's the harm? There's enough room for everybody.


  138. 3-Prong:

    Oh Oh! All of a sudden everyone is wondering if they are the one that is "a little bit off"!!!!


  139. kapakahi:

    "kapakahi" already says that I'm a "bit off".

    But then again ST already knew this......since we go back......to our HS glory days.


  140. Stephen Tsai:

    There are a lot of factors that affect the temperature of the blog.
    If the Cowboys lose, there's a morose feel. I've noticed Cowboys fans tend to become depressed rather than angry.
    If the 49ers lose, there's a lot of whining.
    If the Jets lose, the blog host is pissed. That's when I'll zap the crap out of any stupid post. (Deep breaths, deep breaths. They beat the Dolphins today.)


  141. Buffoman:

    ST, True.


  142. kapakahi:

    ST,

    At least Greg Salas caught 1 pass.....for 6 yards......while Alex Green did have 1 rush......but for no gain.

    Main thing is.....that both were on the active roster......with Rex looking like his job is still safe for next season.


  143. Stephen Tsai:

    Actually, I appreciate all of you.
    It's good to interact and get a feel for what people think.


  144. kapakahi:

    #135,

    While nice to see the Samoan Sack Man around the Lower Campus nowadays......just can't see a formal coaching position in his future.


  145. tommui:

    Thank you ST for (1) talking to Ben Yee and (2) finding out about the doctor.

    Most of the comments made are people that don't know the whole story and jump to (wrong) conclusions and then they bring out the pitchfolks and torches ready to lynch whoever.


  146. kapakahi:

    Gotta wonder how the firing of the Cleveland Browns HC after season number 1 will affect Davone Bess' future status with the team.


  147. ai-eee-soos:

    J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS

    Rex Ryan returning as HC next season

    .


  148. ai-eee-soos:

    odda kine news ...

    USC: Marques Tuiasosopo has accepted an offer to join Sark's staff as the tight ends coach, according to a report from the Seattle Times.
    ---------------------------------------------------------

    movin on up ...

    Alabama A&M: Sources tell us Nevada tight ends coach James Spady will be the new head coach at Alabama A&M.


  149. Old School Dave:

    Conceivable that the next DC may also be in charge of the linebackers, too. I would also assume that all spots would up for grabs at that position with a new coach coming in.


  150. cocobean:

    I keep telling myself to stay positve. Don't let my dissatifaction with the Chow regime consume me. Got to believe in the young men who represent us on the field will turn things around. Got to believe the players will take it into their own hands to get better individually and as a team.

    Got to believe that seniors to be like Yap, Samia,Jener, Harding, Iosefa and Graham step up and lead the underclassmen from now till fall camp. That they'll keep the team together in the off season working on their conditioning and skill improvement.

    Got to keep believing the players will succeed in turning things around not matter who is coaching them.


  151. d1shima:


  152. nana:

    Very sad about Ben Yee. Coach Chow needs to learn to treat people right. Call Bobby Curren, talk to Stephen Tsai, the Sports Animals, Ferd Lewis and even Skinny Dave Readon. Norm Chow has been on the mainland too long, he forgot the aloha sprit.


  153. hon2255:

    Yee got the shaft, for a man who started Na Koa, tired of all the crap, Ben jay and Chow deserve what they're going to get.... the boot!


  154. Inyoface:

    Since Hawaii has no pro team, I never was a "true" fan of any mainland team. I'm more of a fan of individual pro players. I did however like the 90s Braves while watching them on TBS while cutting school, the 90 Bulls and the 90s Niners. Hmm maybe I'm just an old fut.


  155. Inyoface:

    Oh yeah, Go Bows!


  156. jeezy33:

    130. What do you want me to man up to?? I don't hide my opinions from anyone... I understand the business of media and knowing what a writer is able to post and not post. Just because I speak the truth doesn't mean I am "talking shit".

    Just because you are naive and believe everything you read, don't mistake that for shit talking. Seems like you are the ons trying to stir up issues because you have no idea what you are talking about.


  157. jeezy33:

    and Bryson, if you've ever interacted with a sports writer who covered a team, you would know there is a difference in their personal opinion, and what gets published for the public to read...

    So stop tying to instigate...


  158. WWF:

    #111

    Maybe DHHL, with its current challenges, may not be the right organization to manage gaming in Hawaii.

    #119

    Senator Inoye is no longer with us, and so is his senior ability to bring back to Hawaii federal funded projects.
    If we are able to bring same sex marriage to the table in special session, perhaps we can also consider gaming as a potential solution to help bridge some of our financial challenges in Hawaii. Repairing and maintaining our infrastructure, improving on our current education system, adressing our high cost of living . . . increasing taxes on Hawaii residents is not the solution.


  159. jm2375 (iPad):

    I don't see the problem with a lottery. Use the proceeds to fund DOE and UH. Don't want a lottery? Then don't play. I lived in the DC area for over 7 years and bought lottery tickets ONCE as a gift for my future mother-in-law.


  160. Former UH Athlete:

    Don't be too concerned over guys transferring out. Especially if it's a guy who hasn't contributed significant playing time. It happens at every program every year. There's about 100 players on a roster each year.... it's impossible to satisfy everybody. Besides, it's not like UH hasn't benefited from players leaving previous programs under less than perfect terms.

    You should be concerned if a full time starter or primary backup wants to transfer out.

    Fonua has a chance to earn a starting spot vs a few other guys with little experience, so he's definitely missing out on his opportunity to shine if he does in fact leave. If he leaves, he's going to be at the bottom of the depth chart and have to earn his way up wherever he goes unless it's to a lower division.


  161. Former UH Athlete:

    159... I just checked the CA Lottery website and the lottery has generated $1.3 billion towards the DOE, marking the thirteenth straight year the lotto has generated $1 billion+ to the state DOE.

    I know Hawaii's smaller population would only produce a small fraction of the CA lotto proceeds but if Hawaii only pulls in 10% of California's lotto sales, using the same revenue split, that's $130 million.


  162. jeezy33:

    160.

    Hawaii is a 1 win team and the so called foundation of our 1st 2 recruiting classes are slowly leaving. Bowens definitely had a huge roll in the future. So was Drake Miller being the MLB of the future... Of course people are concerned and have every right to be...


  163. truth:

    jeezy, brah, the only truth is that you are so full of yourself it's pathetic. Simply pathetic.


  164. Stephen Tsai:

    What? Jeezy wrote about me?


  165. Stephen Tsai:

    Drake Miller's mom wrote me an email and said it was personal reasons and had nothing to do with the coaches or program. Drake's a nice guy. I'm sure we wish him well.


  166. jeezy33:

    163. Not as pathetic as you making a new screen name to weasel yourself into a conversation you aren't apart of


  167. Fei Jai:

    The most entertaining part about this blog for me is reading daily the excuses the tsaikos make up every day for their inept uncle norm.

    For example:
    - norm can't win because he needs at least three years
    - norm can't win cause no money
    - norm can't win cause cupboard was empty
    - norm can't win cause his assistants can't coach
    - norm cant win cause you non believers keep harping on him
    - blah, blah, blah

    Each day, a new excuse is made up by one tsaiko, and then the rest of the tsaikos spend the next 200 posts discussing and supporting that excuse

    Very entertaining...

    This is what is entertaining about the blog.


  168. G-money:

    Fact: Benny Fonua had his chances. Was too slow, put on bad weight (in my opinion), played pretty much all season on special teams but was rarely in on the tackle. He wants out? I say let him. This has nothing to do with Chow living up to promises. What does he want? Play every down and get embarrased because he can't hold his own? Hey, I could be wrong, but I have attended every home game and watched virtually every away game for the past 30 years. I want the local kids to shine too, but no can help if he no help himself.


  169. Oahu Resident:

    Attended initial Na Koa meeting with Norm Chow as speaker. He essentially blew off the membership, obviously unprepared to speak. Never attended another Na Koa meeting.


  170. boolakanaka:

    158--Just as a FYI, Gambling is legal under US federal law, although there are significant restrictions pertaining to interstate and online gambling. Each state is free to regulate or prohibit the practice within its borders. If state-run lotteries are included, almost every state can be said to allow some form of gambling. However, casino-style gambling is much less widespread. Federal law provides leeway for Native American Trust Land to be used for games of chance if an agreement is put in place between the State and the Tribal Government (e.g. A 'Compact' or 'Agreement') under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988.

    Nevada and Louisiana are the only two states where casino-style gambling is legal statewide. Both state and local governments impose licensing and zoning restrictions. All other states that allow casino-style gambling restrict it to small geographic areas (e.g., Atlantic City, New Jersey or Tunica, Mississippi), or to American Indian reservations, some of which are located in or near large cities. As sovereign nations, American Indian tribes have used legal protection to open casinos, which has been a contentious political issue in California and other states. In some states, casinos are restricted to "riverboats", large multi-story barges that are, more often than not, permanently moored in a body of water.

    In short, while there maybe a political change occurring in Hawaii, it has yet to manifest itself via a wholesale paradigm shift as applied to gaming. Again, probably the best opportunity to obtain gaming in Hawai'i is via native Hawaiiangs gaining federal recognition and signing a compact with the state.


  171. papajoe2:

    Good morning everybody!
    Off to golf.
    Have a nice day!


  172. WWF:

    #170

    If Hawaii considers gaming in Hawaii, allowing Native Hawaiians as benefactors, reducing the tax burden of residents, improving some of Hawaii's challenges in areas of roadway improvements, education system improvements, infrastructure improvements, improving the standard of living for Hawaii"s residents and yes, even improving our challenges with budgetary shortfalls at UH athletics . . .
    are all compelling reasons.

    Hawaii residents wouldn't need to travel to Vegas to gamble, they would have the option of gambling in Hawaii.
    Visitors to Hawaii would increase spending while here.

    And those that are opposed to gambling, they can choose not to participate.


  173. boolakanaka:

    172...As with anything applied to a domestic sovereign, those are the exclusive domain for that "tribal nation" to decide. Next, it would then have to be negotiated with the state to delineate the parameters any potential gaming compact.

    Now, with all that said, there are shelves of varying studies articulating either the financial benefits and/or social-ills of state approved gaming. A couple of things are clear: there are huge dollars involved (think, in the 9 and 10 figures); there is any impact to the greater society at large; and once that "dog it let out to play, you don't corral him back in the yard." All interesting and profound public policy issues to consider....


  174. 3-Prong:

    Shannahan......gone.


  175. Bryson:

    I guess the shoe fits...When you read the blog and post somewhere else that the information you got from the blog is b.s. and you personally say that the blog host doesn't know what he's talking about them yes that pretty much sounds like your talking trash...question is how'd you know that post was meant for you?


  176. wafan:

    Good morning!


  177. A-House:

    wafan:

    when are you headed back to the PNW?

    I watched the national weather news this morning at 24 hr fitness and thought the 49ers must go to Green Bay and play on Saturday - temp should be 0 - 15 degrees (predicted forecast) - gonna frezze dem nuggets!


  178. NorthShoreFan:

    Guud Morning Tsaikos around the world...another bootiful day in Hawaii nei!


  179. Fan:

    167....Fei Jai....interesting comment.....I scrolled back through the posts today and could find very little of the phenomenon you are describing (the blog being apology central for Norm Chow).....so your comment seems to be hallucinatory....I guess there is a difference between Tsaikos and psychos!


  180. jeezy33:

    175. Just admit it.. You're a female... You try instigating things that aren't any of your business. Did you tattle tail to your mom too??

    If you want to hear the sugar coated version of everything and how great our 3 wins over 2 seasons are, then just don't read my posts...

    But to try instigating trouble and accuse of "talking crap" just shows you are a CHICK...

    So if a player says they transfer because of distance from home but ends up going to a school over a 1,000 miles away from home, I'm the idiot for calling it out like it is...


  181. walter:

    RE: 167, your posts are why the blog is becoming less and less "entertaining". You don't like the coach/staff. You don't like the coach/staff. You don't like the coach/staff. I get it.

    - season ticket(s) holder for a long time and just as frustrated as you.


  182. Former UH Athlete:

    Anybody heard if Aaron Baltazar has landed a new team yet? The former Boise St RB left the team after Peterson left for Washington. He's rehabbing a torn ACL, but I thought he was BSU's most talented RB with a better burst than Ajayi before he went down.

    I presume he may follow Peterson to Washington, but with a torn ACL, I think that knocks out a bunch of schools from pursuing him. Might be worth a phone call once the dead period is over and if he hasn't re-committed elsewhere before then.


  183. I STAY ALL NUHA ALREADY:

    Hereʻs how I see it.

    UH Football is 4-20 over the last two seasons under Norm Chow. Fact. A lot of us are not happy about that. Fact Things have got to get better or the entire athletic department will suffer, financially. Fact.

    Those are some of the facts involved in whatʻs going on at UH, but itʻs funny how I read daily injections often-times filled with mis-information on this blog. I enjoy this blog, I do. I love the passion of some of the readers, I do. I love some of the opinions of the readers, I do. I love a lot of the personal stories that are shared, I do.
    But I cannot stand some of the daily non-sense, bull-crap, guessing, and mis-information.

    Facts are facts, bullshit is bullshit, can we please separate the two?

    Some people write as if they have "inside information". From what Iʻve read this season, most of the claims of "inside stuff" are absolute non-sense. I mean straight out of a steerʻs ass bullshit, And frankly, itʻs tiring.

    Take for instance some of the crap Iʻve read recently:

    Kwamae Bowens is transferring, that means well, itʻs the start of an exodus of players at UH. Chow is losing his team.
    - Truth is, the kid was battling "missing home" issues all season long, Fact.

    Looks like Chow will hire Al Noga as an assistant coach:
    - False. Never gonna happen. Fact.

    Keep it real people, thereʻs no need to make stuff up.

    Live long, live strong with all your passion. Live long, live strong with all your opinions. Live long, live strong with all your discussion. But please put to rest all the "trash-talking" and B.S.


  184. NorthShoreFan:

    ditto dat....Amen....


  185. boolakanaka:

    Here-here 183 nuha already. Towards those ends, as my boys in halawa use to say..." sole no pelo".


  186. Warrior Dave:

    #183. How do I know what you are saying is fact? I don't know your credentials so how can I believe you? I agree that I wish everything that is posted is based on fact. But mover going to happen because everyone is entitled to their opinion. You just need to sort through the BS.


  187. jm2375:

    Well said, NUHA, well said.


  188. wafan:

    Mr. A-House . . .

    Too soon.

    Tsigh.


  189. I STAY ALL NUHA ALREADY:

    #186 - Pretty simple, "opinions" are oneʻs own, and I encourage all to have one, and well, voice them they want to.

    Facts, well, you have a point in "credentials" etc, but at some point, you must, must, consider the sources.

    All the non-sense seems to be written by the same people. All the facts seem to be written by the same people.

    Sorting the B.S. is just as tiresome. My point is, why "litter" this blog with the B.S.?

    Trust me, read former posts and see whoʻs been full of it! Itʻs pretty obvious my friend.


  190. kapakahi:

    #189,

    ST knows that......"These are the facts of the case. And they are undisputed."


  191. Bryson:

    Haha wow someone's panties are in a bunch gotta resort to calling name calling really...lol...and 1,000 miles away is alot less than the distance from VA to HI....but what do I know right Mr.High and Mighty...


  192. cocobean:

    Fei Jai. Posting here has really improved your English. You don't speak with a Chinese accent anymore.