[sumo] [spoilers]Takanohana and steroid abuse
beauking1 at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 10 17:05:39 EST 2007
The below comments are written as if someone
intentionally ignores the obvious regarding steroids.
Steroids are primarily used to speed the rebuilding of
muscle tissue. Hence the rapid muscle build up.
Anyone taking the logic that you go so far with is
either very ignorant or flat straight out trying to
mislead. There is a reason why every credible
sporting authority on the planet now bans such drugs
outside of legitimate prescription use.
Misuse of such drugs is deadly in the extreme. In the
rather ordinary misuse backfires and causes injuries
as a result of improper muscle mass increase that the
skeleton and connective tissues cannot maintain. It
is very simple to surmise that if Taka was using roids
he could very easily have fallen into very poor health
causing directly the missing of 7 consecutive basho.
SO! cause and effect are direct and obvious if the
activies being guessed and rumored about were ever
true to begin with.
Asashoryu was suspended because he is disliked. There
really is nothing beyond that. The punishment was
silly in the extreme and as I stated months ago
damages the image of the sport itself worldwide. I
don't frankly put much weight in the fantasy wishes of
a handful of foreign observerver apologists on a tiny
email list. Common sense tells the story clear
The excuse..that Asa engaged in physical activity is
rather silly and screams of grasping for any reason to
--- "Jürgen Buder" <j.buder at gmx.net> wrote:
> -------- Original-Nachricht --------
> > Datum: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 14:09:42 -0500
> > Von: Scott Kahn <smk1 at columbia.edu>
> > An: Sumo Mailing List <sumo at webtrek.com>
> > Betreff: Re: [sumo] [spoilers]Takanohana and
> steroid abuse
> > I bring up Takanohana only because he missed many
> Jungyo and was given a
> > pass, whereas Asashoryu, who had lived up to his
> Jungyo billing in the
> > past, was not. If, as is suspected, Takanohana
> deprived his fans from
> > seeing him at Jungyo because of steroid abuse,
> even if he was the most
> > upstanding citizen and was the most dedicated
> Kyokai employee, it is my
> > opinion that he should have been, or should be
> equally punished.
> If I understood you correctly, your argument goes
> that (alleged) steroid use led to muscle build-up
> which joints, ligaments etc. could not bear, and
> this led to a knee injury which in turn led to
> Takanohana missing several jungyos. Now that is
> quite a long causal chain, and I am pretty certain
> that such a line of argumentation would never have a
> chance to be validated if the case were ever
> investigated (which, as we all agree, will not
> happen anyway).
> As far as I know, the main motivation for steroid
> use would not to build up muscle, but to have a
> faster recuperation time. In other words, steroids
> are often taken to heal injuries faster, so some
> experts could probably even take Takanohana's injury
> as "evidence" that he was not using illegal
> In any case, comparing Takanohana's multiple
> absences from jungyos with Asashoryu's absence, or
> even demanding a proportional suspension for
> Takanohana is moot because as we all (should) know
> by now, Asashoryu was not suspended for going kyujo.
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