Game week: Turnaround

by Stephen Tsai on August 28, 2014

In 2012, Tony Grimes was recruited to UH be a shut-down cornerback. But during the 2013 season — his senior year — he was shut down from football activities to focus on academics.

If Grimes was disappointed, he did not show it. Sure, he still chased the dream, training for UH’s pro day the past March. But he also attended classes. At the end of the spring semester, his grade-point average was 3.1.

Although his playing eligibility was exhausted , Grimes needed another year to earn a bachelor’s degree. Coach Norm Chow decided to extend Grimes’ scholarship. Grimes also has a part-time job.

When one door close, another …

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Still searching for the missing blog links. They ‘re somewhere , right?

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1 islandman August 28, 2014 at 5:50 am

New post is up.

2 islandman August 28, 2014 at 5:52 am

What happened to the Aug. 26 and 27 posts ?

3 boolakanaka August 28, 2014 at 5:59 am

Aloha all–we stay all hamajag??

4 d1shima August 28, 2014 at 6:11 am

Great Morning All!

Once I was lost, but now am found! :-)

5 wafan August 28, 2014 at 6:15 am

Good morning from the Twilight Zone!

6 Postmanke August 28, 2014 at 6:16 am

When one door close and another one opens… Im pretty sure the house is haunted. lol

Great job and way to stay focus Tony! Love hearing stories like that in the morning. Im pretty sure that was a pretty easy decision for Norm Chow. Beat the Huskies!

7 whitey August 28, 2014 at 6:16 am

good morning tsaikos from the land of the phoenix.

8 whitey August 28, 2014 at 6:17 am

d1, have a great day on your hi ho jaunt.

9 Bugaz August 28, 2014 at 6:23 am

Crazy things can happen…Warriors blowout the Huskies!!!! Would be sweet

10 boolakanaka August 28, 2014 at 6:27 am
11 maddog50 August 28, 2014 at 6:28 am

Once again outstanding coverage in todays SA, thanks. Predictions and assessments abound for this Sat. Field position taking care of the ball and no big plays resulting in “easy” scores, will put the Warriors in position to play a great game. Seriously believe that the effort will be relentless on our side of the ball. So now it will be wait till Saturday!!!!! Go Warriors!!!!

12 Brand T August 28, 2014 at 6:29 am

…needs WD40 to open the door from squeaking.

13 Pomaikaikeolahou August 28, 2014 at 6:38 am

Good Morning:

UH vs Washington
06    –    45    Fei Jai
10    –    52    volleyballfan
10    –    10    Tanks Ah!
13    –    34    NotNasti
13    –    38    gobows
13    –    31    HawaiiMongoose
16    –    12    Brand T
17    –    34    Derek
17    –    16    JustAsking
20    –    17    A-House
20    –    17    Tofuzuke
20    –    14    Bryson
23    –    20    MasaBoy
24    –    17    Haleakala
24    –    38    iwonderwhytheyhateme
24    –    21    Kapahulu
24    –    21    BigFan
24    –    23    PON DADDY
27    –    21    oldtimer808
27    –    17    Joel
27    –    24    bowwar
27    –    28    kev-1
28    –    17    kawika49
28    –    24    Z
28    –    21    Trunks420
28    –    27    Chopsueyboy
28    –    13    C-Pop
28    –    24    slenzi
31    –    28    Andrew
31    –    24    BigWave96744
31    –    27    boolakanaka
31    –    24    Warrior
33    –    31    Pcwarrior
34    –    31    hatakeman
35    –    21    Pomai
35    –    24    3-Prong
38    –    21    wafan
49    –    14    st. anthony trojan
49    –    24    UHfan808
52    –    27    akuhead2
56    –    14    d1shima

14 boolakanaka August 28, 2014 at 6:39 am

Pomaikai, mahalo nui for putting up the predictions–its building a lot of momentum.

15 chopsueyboy August 28, 2014 at 6:40 am

Whew! I thought I was the only one having problems with the site.

16 Boya_jr August 28, 2014 at 6:41 am

Go Warriors!

17 chopsueyboy August 28, 2014 at 6:42 am

UW has new uniform, new look, worn with honor.
Lots of thoughts went into this:
http://www.huskiesnewera.com/uniforms
Nice to have money to spend :-)

18 Pomaikaikeolahou August 28, 2014 at 6:42 am

If you all posted a pik in yesterdays blog gotta do it again, sorry bout dat!!!!

19 d1shima August 28, 2014 at 6:53 am

“Best Bet!”
:evil:

GO WARRIORS!

20 tom-warriornation August 28, 2014 at 6:55 am

Everyone knows our game will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network right–didn’t see that much news on it.

GO WARRIORS; keep it close until the 4th quarter and pull out the win! WE BELIEVE!

21 UHfan808 August 28, 2014 at 7:03 am

:)

22 UHfan808 August 28, 2014 at 7:05 am

…OPENS!!

Good morning, Tsai-kos!!

Have a nice day, everyone!

Today is Thursday with one more day between today and game day!

23 UHfan808 August 28, 2014 at 7:10 am

I believe, too!!!

GO WARRIORS!!!

24 hatakeman August 28, 2014 at 7:10 am

I wonder what our opening game uniform will look like? Green, dark green, black and green?

25 Stephen Tsai August 28, 2014 at 7:14 am

Can’t find posts but I finally was able to log on.
Sheesh.

26 tom August 28, 2014 at 7:23 am

GOOD MORNING, HAWAII!

Pomai – UH 24-7

27 boolakanaka August 28, 2014 at 7:26 am

Chopsuey, you make a very insightful point. In the last 10-12 years, Udub has transformed itself, and now is only behind Stanford (way behind) and USC (nipping at their heels) in the size of their endowment. So, at present, they are little under 2.5 billion.

So, for us bean counters, that is about 15 times the size of UHʻs piggy bank.

28 letsgowarriors August 28, 2014 at 7:29 am

chow must really have a lid on things if 2 days before the season opener, your blog is about a DB that wasn’t even on the team last year.

29 pollypicador August 28, 2014 at 7:51 am

I was watching the news last night of the Warriors practicing 11 on 11 drills.

All total the segment showed 2 offensive plays.

But those two offensive plays *unnecessarily*

gives out too much information to the opposition. (Trust me these

2 plays weren’t generic type plays).

Chow should limit what the media can telecast during his closed practices.

If past history tells Chow anything is that the former USC coach was quoted as saying (back in the 2010 home opener) that he learned from watching a news telecast that the Warriors were practicing in the pistol formation (which was valuable info to the HC).

On another note I was reading where UH ranked first at running 3.4 offensive

plays a minute last season. From watching last night news telecast (too) I would say the team will probably replicate that pace.

30 haka August 28, 2014 at 8:17 am

The love.
The hate.
The hope.
The doubt.
The anticipation.
The consternation.
The visualization.
The expectation.
The speculation.
The truth…is
You gotta believe,
You gotta believe!
Go Warriors!

31 azwarrior22 August 28, 2014 at 8:23 am

Warriors make an opening game statement by pounding the Huskies.

Warriors 42 Huskies 14

32 A-House August 28, 2014 at 8:34 am

2 days – anticipation starting to build – all our little idiosyncrasies appear: twitching nose, tapping of the toe or foot, itchy ear, increase in BP, etc.

we all start thinking of what’s needed – food, cooler, clothes, drinks, tickets, etc.

TICKETS!!!!!!! yes, with your season tickets is a “coupon” for men’s VB or wahine BB – IF YOU WILL NOT USE, please bring to the tailgate or mail to me at 1164 Bishop Street #400, Hon, HI 96813.

kawika49 – have not received your coupon as of today.

33 Tanks Ah! August 28, 2014 at 8:36 am

Pomai, my score for this week should read UW 38 Hawaii 10 instead of 10-10. Tanks Ah!

34 Lawaia August 28, 2014 at 8:48 am

Pomai,

Na Koa Anuenue 37 – Huskies 24.

35 cocobean August 28, 2014 at 8:53 am

There is so much suspense in a season opener. Everyone can speculate the outcome but won’t know it until the game is played. My hope is the outcome won’t be decided until the final minutes of the game. I want Hawaii to win for sure but I can’t honestly say I expect HI will win. Put me down as hopeful.

36 Stephen Tsai August 28, 2014 at 8:54 am

Warriors just finished the final full practice of the week. After stretching, they had about an hour of drills. The past two days were strictly the first two units against the scouts.

37 Stephen Tsai August 28, 2014 at 8:56 am

Prolly picador
I don’t think you saw UH running 11 on 11 drills on news last night. Video is cut off after first 10 minutes of practice.

38 RB August 28, 2014 at 9:01 am

Congrats to Tony Grimes!!!!

39 boolakanaka August 28, 2014 at 9:08 am
40 Ipu Man August 28, 2014 at 9:12 am

UH 55 – UW 28
But I bet uw will try to run no huddle on memorized plays from the git go.

41 Kifi August 28, 2014 at 9:12 am

I heard that there were three very handsome guys at practice this morning. Rich Miano, Kent Kafentzis, and our blog host. Looked like a GQ magazine photo shoot is what I heard.

42 Kifi August 28, 2014 at 9:15 am

#35-Maybe it was 5 and half on 5 and a half and we were seeing double.

43 cocobean August 28, 2014 at 9:16 am

pollyp. Surprised you didn’t pickup on all the “loose lips” made by the UH coaches starting with Norm saying they’re going to a spread w/3 wides. Or Wynn saying they’re going uptempo and Clune confirming by saying he likes the quick pace his D has to go up against in practice.

You can bank on it that Petersen and Chow have videos of each others Fall scrimmages.

44 Kifi August 28, 2014 at 9:16 am

Gotta win the special teams phase.
Gotta win the turnover battle.

45 Kifi August 28, 2014 at 9:19 am

#42-Auwe, one of those no sh&t Sherlock moments. Stating the obvious again.

46 cocobean August 28, 2014 at 9:20 am

Kifi. I think only the blog host is a card carrying, paid up member of the PMMU – Professional Male Models Union. The other two guys are just moonlighting amateurs.

47 cocobean August 28, 2014 at 9:29 am

Kifi, you saying we got to beat Petersen at his own game? Special teams play has been one of the hallmarks of Petersen’s coaching philosophy. Forgot the year but BSU beat us here because of their special teams play. You are correct about winning those two phases.

48 bowwar August 28, 2014 at 9:39 am

It’s “take no prisoners” time, either you “believe” or sit at the end of the bench. The Warriors WILL WIN this Saturday, as the Huskies will be a bit overconfident and expect to put it in cruise control…Hit ‘em hard and make them feel like they’ve been in a game. That’s all the Aloha we need to give the Huskies.

Imua Warriors!

49 boolakanaka August 28, 2014 at 9:43 am
50 Wes'side Warrior August 28, 2014 at 9:55 am

Morning, Gang!

Good to hear positive news for Grimes!

Pomai, I think going be… UH 30 – 20 UW

Have a great day, everyone!

51 Andrew August 28, 2014 at 9:57 am

45

I have a feeling too that especially if the game is close, Peterson is gonna pull some kind of play whether on special teams or offense in order to get the go-ahead score or to pull away. It’s gonna be key for the defense to recognize and stop that play when it happens in order for Hawaii to have a chance to pull it off.

52 boolakanaka August 28, 2014 at 10:06 am

My sources tell me that the blog host was secretly a featured fire dancer at Tihatiʻs South Sea Spectacular, back in the day….

53 cocobean August 28, 2014 at 10:06 am

boola. You can always expect good drama from Tinsel Town’s team.

54 SteveM August 28, 2014 at 10:08 am

Good morning everyone!

Congrats to everyone who found the blog this morning.
wafan’s right: Warrior World twilight zone.

Today’s blog entry shows that Chow is “putting his money (scholarship) where his mouth is” when he says he wants his players to graduate.

55 cocobean August 28, 2014 at 10:14 am

boola. I heard that story too. Think after a while due to safety reasons he was the only dancer required to cover up. Had to wear board shorts and a tee shirt or they couldn’t get insurance coverage. Too may women lost control and rushed the stage when he performed shirtless wearing a lava lava. The insurance company deemed it an unacceptable safety risk.

56 boolakanaka August 28, 2014 at 10:15 am

Coco…tru dat! That said, I still prefer them over the Irish…….

57 boolakanaka August 28, 2014 at 10:19 am

Coco–the story I heard, is that risk managers from the mainland got involved, and even secured the consultation services of Lloyds of London, but even then the word on the street, was that the jewels were both too valuable and too large to adequately underwrite–they tried to even float a bond, but there was insufficient capital.

58 haka August 28, 2014 at 10:23 am

Well….ahem….Tsai’s matters!

59 boolakanaka August 28, 2014 at 10:26 am

haka…..you nailed it–!!!!! lolollololololololo

60 cocobean August 28, 2014 at 10:28 am

boola. I will admit USC is my 2nd favorite football team. Growing up I was all about L A teams – Dodgers, Rams , Lakers and Trojans. The team I hated the most was ND, especially during the Parseghian Era.

61 cocobean August 28, 2014 at 10:30 am

boola. thanks, now I know the rest of the story.

62 boolakanaka August 28, 2014 at 10:35 am

Coco–true again, for all their top 10 recruiting classes, the marginal teams of the last 20 have been a continual source of fodder, especially since of my best friends is a huge ND fan–good fun teasing him!!!!

63 TChahng August 28, 2014 at 10:52 am

Pomai,

TChahng 49 – 28

64 Pukalani boy August 28, 2014 at 11:05 am

Go bows !!!!!!!!!

65 Trunks420 August 28, 2014 at 11:13 am

You Guys if the Game is Close beware Peterson loves to surprise you with “The Onside kick” that’s how Boise Got back into the game last year before we beat them.

Always get Be Ready During kickoffs Hawaii I have a feeling he plans on doing some Onside kick so Make them pay.
Hawaii

66 oldie August 28, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Thomas – Are we meeting tomorrow? Contact me at hoherb at yahoo dot com.
Otherwise, I’ll try to drop off on game day.

67 Andrew August 28, 2014 at 12:05 pm

64. Trunks420

Yes I agree. He is going to use some type of play like an onside or some other trick/unorthodox play to get the advantage if the game is close.

68 Lurker #8 August 28, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Pomai,
UH 26
UW 24

69 kawika49 August 28, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Best way to beat the trip trick play, is penetration and disruption. That’s what she said.

70 Tempmanoa August 28, 2014 at 12:11 pm

The expectation is Washington wins because of vastly superior talent– probably no one from our team could start or be a backup for UW (except Iosefa and Harding)– but effort, smarts, and consistency are important. And a few mistakes can negate superior talent. Hope for some breaks, effort and discipline to keep the game close to the end or an improved team over last year as a payoff.

71 pollypicador August 28, 2014 at 12:44 pm

37
Re-the news telecast of yesterdays practice

What I saw was W doing the read option play,2x, one to the left, one to the right…right behind the rt and lt. its a good play. it’s showed him carrying out his progressions very well. the newscast also showed a footage of W taking to the run in one of the games last year, also stating his stats of having run the ball for 73 yards

could this have been during individual drills? my imagination that it was 11 on 11? maybe. I just thought these type of plays should be hidden from the media. you can see different spacings, between center and QB and RB. I just it wasn’t something that should be put out there.

credit the hc, though, for closing the media after the first 1 0 minutes. thats smart.

do i think that the W hc has studied every angle there is to know? probably so.
but you never know.

today’s thursday. this is coming along quick. 2 days away. Hope it’s a scorcher. yesterday i think the temperature (correction please) was around 88 at 430 pm the same time as it would be at kickoff on saturday.

72 Derek August 28, 2014 at 12:59 pm

The last time we beat Washington, we had Colt Brennan and company. There is no Colt Brennan and company now. The last time we beat Washington, Tyrone Willingham was the UW coach. Now it’s Chris Peterson. Russell D. Russo from the Associated Press has UW 52, UH 17. There is a mis-match in talent. PAC 12 vs MW. God, I hope I’m wrong. I want to see this game go down to the wire and decided on a field goal. May the best team get lucky!

73 kawika49 August 28, 2014 at 1:09 pm

Regardless the outcome, I just hope the players and fans, maintain their composure.

74 whitey August 28, 2014 at 1:09 pm

Go Warriors!!!! like bulla, make memories.

75 Pomaikaikeolahou August 28, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Good Afternoon:

UH vs Washington
06    –    45    Fei Jai
10    –    52    volleyballfan
10    –    38    Tanks Ah!
13    –    34    NotNasti
13    –    38    gobows
13    –    31    HawaiiMongoose
16    –    12    Brand T
17    –    34    Derek
17    –    16    JustAsking
20    –    17    A-House
20    –    17    Tofuzuke
20    –    14    Bryson
20    –    13    WarriorNY
21    –    18    mauiwarrior
23    –    20    MasaBoy
23    –    21    NorthShoreFan
24    –    17    Haleakala
24    –    38    iwonderwhytheyhateme
24    –    21    Kapahulu
24    –    21    BigFan
24    –    23    PON DADDY
24    –    07    tom
26    –    24    Lurker #8
27    –    21    oldtimer808
27    –    17    Joel
27    –    24    bowwar
27    –    28    kev-1
28    –    17    kawika49
28    –    24    Z
28    –    21    Trunks420
28    –    27    Chopsueyboy
28    –    13    C-Pop
28    –    24    slenzi
30    –    20    Wes’side Warrior
31    –    28    Andrew
31    –    24    BigWave96744
31    –    27    boolakanaka
31    –    24    Warrior
33    –    31    Pcwarrior
34    –    31    hatakeman
35    –    21    Pomai
35    –    24    3-Prong
37    –    24    Lawaia
38    –    21    wafan
42    –    14    azwarrior22
49    –    14    st. anthony trojan
49    –    24    UHfan808
49    –    28    TChahng
52    –    27    akuhead2
55    –    28    Ipu Man
56    –    14    d1shima

76 99club August 28, 2014 at 1:46 pm

That’s good news about the extended scholarship for Mr. Grimes. Keep up the good work, Tony! Great call, Coach.

77 kawika49 August 28, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Guess I am the median in the score guess.

78 nutmegger August 28, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Boise State – Ole Miss game on ESPN 222 now

79 Shoko August 28, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Boise State meets SEC defense.

Ouch!

80 nutmegger August 28, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Boise intercepts Ole Miss pass
SEC meets MWC defense

81 nutmegger August 28, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Boise $37 million budget meets Ole Miss $70 million budget

82 Kapahulu August 28, 2014 at 2:47 pm

Thanks for the link to Greg Salas updates with the Jets. Good reading.

83 Kapahulu August 28, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Oceanic/Hawaiian Telcom had reruns of the UH vs Army game on TV last night.
After watching that, I am even more pumped up for some UH Football.
Check the TV Guides, they may play it again.
Good Fun, especially since UH won!

84 Kapahulu August 28, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Aloha Stadium Website says the Upper and Lower Halawa Parking Lots will open for this Saturday’s game at 11:30 am.
All other lots open at 12:30pm.

85 cocobean August 28, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Derek. We’ll always come out on the short end when comparing a Power 5 school talent to ours. Even a school like Colorado has way more 3-4 star rated players than us. Talent alone doesn’t determine the outcome of a game. There’s a laundry list of factors that go into the dynamics of a game. Larry Price’s quip about superior physical superiority cancels all theory is just that, a quip and not a truism.

What scares me the most about UDUB is their trenches return intact.

86 Tempmanoa August 28, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Washington’s offensive and defensive lines and their backups are the strength of the team. We have some good players on the line this season, but they do not compare to what Washington has. Nobody on our fronts could get on the field for Washington. One exception is Kennedy– he wouldn’t play today, but in another year or two he might be the kind of player that UW has. The talent gap is like the gap between the California high chool that blew out St. Louis high school last week.

But mistakes and turnovers can negate even a gap as big as we are facing. We have seen it happen before.

87 Tanman August 28, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Aloha!!

UH 38 UW 35

88 Candy August 28, 2014 at 3:51 pm

The “talent” of both teams will be shown on the field. Guts, determination, and, stamina is what will win for the Warriors. Get it going early and keep it up. The end will take c are of itself.

89 kawika49 August 28, 2014 at 4:00 pm

A-house
Sent it to:
Mr. Ahouse
1164 Bishop Street #400
Hon, HI 96813

90 cocobean August 28, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Temp, I wouldn’t say the talent gap is as wide as you think. John Bosco is in the conversation for the best HS team in the country while Saint Louis talked about as the 3rd-4th best team on Oahu.

Don’t count on a Petersen coached team making too many mistakes. We’re flat out going to have to beat’um. What may work in our favor is how much buy in there was from the UDub returnees. BSU made very few mistakes because in my opinion they were the hardest working off season team in the country. The team leaders lead off season works for conditioning and play run throughs. 100% player participation. They always started the season as one of the most prepared team. Can’t say that yet about UDub.

91 d1shima August 28, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Eh! Erryboddy still hea! :twisted:

92 haka August 28, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Talent levels?
Well how does Hawaii compare Vegas wise you ask?

15USC-FresnoST+21
24Mississippi-BoiseST+10
25Washington-Hawaii+17
NRTennessee-UtahST+6
NRArizona-UNLV+23

Meanwhile, Boise down 1 in the 3rd 7-6.

#getchance
#believe
#gowarriors

93 d1shima August 28, 2014 at 4:42 pm

48 hours!

94 gobows August 28, 2014 at 5:04 pm

according to this blog…
of the 42 people that have hawaii scoring at least 20 points, all but 2 predict a win.
of the 9 people that have hawaii scoring less than 20 points, all but 2 predict a loss.

95 Kifi August 28, 2014 at 5:15 pm

#46-Yes you are right cocobean. That was Chris Petersen’s M.O.

•Great special teams play
•Positive turnover ratio
•Solid run defense
•Multiple offensive style that utilizes pre-snap formations and motions to gain advantageous leverage on the opposing defense

96 Hilo-Warrior August 28, 2014 at 5:21 pm

I got our Warriors winning 31 -14.

This is our year. They are hungry to right the ship. Let do this.

97 kawika49 August 28, 2014 at 5:31 pm

Too many moving parts, leads to un-intended consequences.

98 Glenn August 28, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Da ball gotta bounce our way sometime.
UH 42 UW 35

99 cocobean August 28, 2014 at 6:02 pm

What I want to see at the final gun is Norm head tilted back, eyes looking skyward, index finger pointing to the heavens and mouthing “this one is for you Mom.”

100 Darren August 28, 2014 at 6:30 pm

If we can control their running game…and control Kikaha and company (or at least keep both from running wild)…

Warriors 34-27

101 Pomaikaikeolahou August 28, 2014 at 8:01 pm

Good Night:

UH vs Washington
06    –    45    Fei Jai
10    –    52    volleyballfan
10    –    38    Tanks Ah!
13    –    34    NotNasti
13    –    38    gobows
13    –    31    HawaiiMongoose
16    –    12    Brand T
17    –    34    Derek
17    –    16    JustAsking
20    –    17    A-House
20    –    17    Tofuzuke
20    –    14    Bryson
20    –    13    WarriorNY
21    –    18    mauiwarrior
23    –    20    MasaBoy
23    –    21    NorthShoreFan
24    –    17    Haleakala
24    –    38    iwonderwhytheyhateme
24    –    21    Kapahulu
24    –    21    BigFan
24    –    23    PON DADDY
24    –    07    tom
26    –    24    Lurker #8
27    –    21    oldtimer808
27    –    17    Joel
27    –    24    bowwar
27    –    28    kev-1
28    –    17    kawika49
28    –    24    Z
28    –    21    Trunks420
28    –    27    Chopsueyboy
28    –    13    C-Pop
28    –    24    slenzi
30    –    20    Wes’side Warrior
31    –    28    Andrew
31    –    24    BigWave96744
31    –    27    boolakanaka
31    –    24    Warrior
31    –    14    Hilo-Warrior
33    –    31    Pcwarrior
34    –    31    hatakeman
35    –    21    Pomai
35    –    24    3-Prong
37    –    24    Lawaia
38    –    21    wafan
38    –    35    Tanman
42    –    14    azwarrior22
42    –    35    Glenn
49    –    14    st. anthony trojan
49    –    24    UHfan808
49    –    28    TChahng
52    –    27    akuhead2
55    –    28    Ipu Man
56    –    14    d1shima

102 oldtimer808 August 28, 2014 at 8:19 pm

Cocobean I doubt you will see that happening. Norm Chow is old school and humble. He will express his loss in a private way. As I had written earlier, I am a supporter of the UH Football team so when I put down a score it is not to say whether I’m right or wrong but giving my good vibes to the team so I will always have UH winning. If I was an unbiased predictor of another conference or teams than I would try to give my best take of predicting a winner and loser and score. GO RAINBOW WARRIORS AND TO YOU OUR RAINBOW WAHINES!!!

103 pollypicador August 28, 2014 at 9:01 pm

Check out Joey’s live chat today on UH’s athletic site.

You will find a transcript of the live chat.

I am very impressed with Joey’s answers.

He’s the type of player you would love to root for, play with, be around, or coach.
Very apparent the team player.

His focus is on this season, wanting to play his heart out and wanting to do his talking with his play on the field.

104 cocobean August 28, 2014 at 9:25 pm

oldimer. wasn’t making a comment on Chow’s character. was just my imagination to come up with another way of saying I hope we win.

How about this …at the final whistle I hope some players give Norm a taste of the ice bucket challenge.

105 NorthShoreFan August 28, 2014 at 9:47 pm

Guud Evening Tsaikos…bootiful evening.
loved the story on Tony Grimes. Got his head on the right way. Coach Chow is a man of his word. He’s a great papa to all the players.

IMUA WARRIORS!

106 NorthShoreFan August 28, 2014 at 9:48 pm

it’ll be an ice bucket for the WIN!

107 pollypicador August 28, 2014 at 9:53 pm

omg awaiting moderation.

can you believe that?

108 pollypicador August 28, 2014 at 9:55 pm

hmm the 8pm post got deleted

to summarize joey had a nice chat today

fraid to write anything else…theyz zap this one here too

109 pollypicador August 28, 2014 at 9:58 pm

the site tech is worth his weight in gold

and my nose is the size of pinnochios

110 mauifarmdog August 28, 2014 at 10:05 pm

Aloha Pomai – Hawaii 35, UW 28

111 kev-1 August 28, 2014 at 10:23 pm

Our back up place kicker is really only 5’4″??? Must have a heck of a leg to be on a D1 football team.

112 DaGreenmask August 28, 2014 at 10:47 pm

All I know is this, the only teams that want this first win more than us are the ones that lost every game last year! Here we cum Huskies! Let’s PAC-12 into Washington, sideways!!!

113 thomas August 28, 2014 at 10:48 pm

evening gangie hope this weekend is a good one for you, its a three day weekend for those still working to keep the 808 financially solvent. beside enjoying the xtra time to energize the body remember main thing be safe.

why not start it off by attending the fball game against dem dogs, and/or volleybal wahines games against Ohio, Arizona and San Diego State . leading off this weekend victory parade was the soccer ladies who put up a ‘W’ tonight….congrats to coach bud and the wahines. come on gangie support and represent

Kden finally tonight (up on the soap box) a thumbs down on UH staff that does public announcements at games. Sure they mentioned the sat fball game and shoji beginning his 40th season. But tonight at the soccer game, the basketball wahines and coachs made an appearance to show support for their fellow student and their athletic comrades. Nothing was said. Come on athletic department management lets keep reminding those that work for athletics to make an efforts to bring to the public attention these students and the sacrifices they do in the name of University of Hawaii. You guys kill me just kill me.

114 mauifarmdog August 28, 2014 at 11:22 pm

Aloha Pomai:

Hawaii 35, Washington 28

115 st. anthony trojan August 28, 2014 at 11:34 pm

thomas.. my good man… watch the blood pressure there…lol…lol

you would think by now.. ne announcer for ne uh sports.. should have a check list..etc..of who may attend.. n…maybe get sum tips from the gate or ticket takers…does not take much…..to do that.. n support all sports…

on a football note…hope many here will agree me…game ball to coach n family…show support for their recent loss.. n game ball to beemer for his hard woek in getting the ‘boys’ in shape for their first win of the season…injury free…

116 Stephen Tsai August 28, 2014 at 11:37 pm

Hey, the blog is still here.

117 Stephen Tsai August 28, 2014 at 11:38 pm

There’s still checking.
I suspect somebody manually deleted posts. But the techs say, no, that didn’t happen.
Oh, well. I hope people didn’t use their pithiest comments to no avail.

118 thomas August 28, 2014 at 11:48 pm

st anthony trojan

it just burn me when I hear we don’t support the teams. the athletic admin should revisit their mission statement or re do it. it should be automatic at any event that a notice should go out when student athletes are in the house.

Nuff said gotta save my energy for sat.

119 st. anthony trojan August 28, 2014 at 11:49 pm

go get sum sleep st… all comments here not worth much…
the first win sat is what we all want…

even FJ wants a win…

120 Maddog50 August 29, 2014 at 3:00 am

The article in todays (Friday) SA featuring Rick Blangiardi and moments from 1973 win over W…..the defensive ends were Ramsey Simmons and Simeon “the mongoose” Alo. Albert Holmes rushed for 115 yds, followed by Tui Ala”s 78 yards and Aaron Ahu with 27 yds. There were a few others. Henry Noa had two catches that day…..not long but for first downs, Elton Shintaku at TE had 36 yds on two cathces including a 19 yarder that was key. It was certainly a great day to be a Warrior and the team went on to finish 9-2 if I recall. Everyone would like to recall Casey Ortiz and Allen Brown as the heroes but Albert and Tui at least on offense were the key elements in giving us a chance. Browns 41yard shoulder catch at the boundary is still clear in my memory—–Go Warriors!!!!!

121 Pomaikaikeolahou August 29, 2014 at 4:17 am

To continue what Thomas was commenting, I have been to a few MBB, WBB and WVB at the SS and never once have I heard “Na Wahine Softball team is taking on the University of _______ tomorrow at the RWSS, game starts at 6:00PM” but at the RWSS during their games they mention any and all games being played at the SS or at Murakami stadium. It seems that the trend of UHAD is to promote only the Revenue sports….

They do go by a script and to get them to change is difficult, we have tried many of times to have them announce that the booster club is taking application for membership and they can’t even do that and it’s our own games…….They need a new marketing team for sure, but we have been saying that for like what 10 years now.

OK pau for now!!!!

122 Shoko August 29, 2014 at 6:31 am

Perhaps the strange anomalies is the result of website being hacked!

Then again, why would anyone want to hack a website devoted to sports.

123 Shoko August 29, 2014 at 6:34 am

Interesting that the Boise State-Ole Miss game had an attendance just under 33,000.

124 st. anthony trojan August 29, 2014 at 7:25 am

Good luck all the high school teams playing today…hope u all have a good year..

IMUA RAINBOW WARRIORS

125 UHfan808 August 29, 2014 at 7:38 am

New post up yet?

126 kawika49 August 29, 2014 at 7:42 am

#125 No.

127 Old School Dave August 29, 2014 at 7:43 am

I remember Tui Ala, RB from Waianae HS. He was around 5’7 210 pounds. Like trying to tackle a fire hydrant.

128 Old School Dave August 29, 2014 at 7:46 am

UH – 34 UW- 27. UH turns the tables and they win many games by 7 points or more this season. The play of Ikaika and the D are the keys.

129 chopsueyboy August 29, 2014 at 7:52 am
130 UHfan808 August 29, 2014 at 7:59 am

126:

TYVM :D

131 Stephen Tsai August 29, 2014 at 8:13 am

Ding, ding, ding!
New post is up.

132 ding August 29, 2014 at 8:17 am

ding

133 haka August 29, 2014 at 8:26 am

Go Warriors!

134 UHfan808 August 29, 2014 at 8:38 am
135 hatakeman August 29, 2014 at 8:56 am

New post not up from my web page.

136 isleboy August 29, 2014 at 9:37 am

Tony Grimes started his UH football career featured in SI. He was BURNED on
first play of game by USC for TD. Last year he was constantly beat while
playing corner and then he disappeared. He lost his confidence as football
player…very evident by body language. Life goes on…. Good news he
gets a degree and moves on with his life.

137 NorthShoreFan August 29, 2014 at 9:50 am

Guud Morning Tsaikos…bootiful day.
Show time!…..IMUA WARRIORS!

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