[sumo] More Asashoryu News
jejima at gmail.com
Mon Dec 10 23:49:39 EST 2007
On 11/12/2007, Scott M. Kahn <smk1 at columbia.edu> wrote:
> Perhaps Asashoryu's tactics were a message of heartfelt thanks from
> Asashoryu for Tomozuna's loving support in August?
I think the 'tactics' in question were occuring before August. In
fact if we quickly check the original document we see....
<quote> 'He injured Toyonoshima, then a newly promoted komusubi, with
an unorthodox technique during training in May'. <unquote>
> Is this what we
> should anticipate on the dohyo?
This point is ambiguous to me. Please clarify.
> This sounds like sumo's version of
> this year's NE Patriots.
Regret, I do not know about NE Patriots. I am presuming they are a
basketball or an American Football team.
> Could not Kitanoumi call both sides in and instruct them to behave
> in a manner that is beneficial to sumo, with certain "incentives"
> for not behaving as requested?
I believe it has been reported in the past that the Yokozuna and his
Oyakata have been spoken to regarding the Yokozuna's degeiko
behaviour. The incentives are clear. The Yokozuna gets to train with
high level rikishi. The high level rikishi get to train with a
Yokozuna. What other incentives would you suggest? Payment? (From
whom to whom?) However , if the Oyakata thinks the negatives outweigh
positives, then it is his call.
> Once again, too late.
I think we agree on this, but for different reasons.
PS If it doesn't walk like a duck or quack like a duck, it is not a
duck not matter how much you wish it to be a duck, nor no matter how
long you keep telling everyone, 'Here is a duck.'
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