[sumo] Asa troubles-getting serious
philnorm at webtv.net
Fri Jul 27 11:08:21 EDT 2007
More good points.
I guessed I jumped to conclusions to quickly.
From: Judith Douglas
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2007 8:51 PM
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Subject: Re: [sumo] Asa troubles-getting serious
He has a personal physician and always adheres to his treatment plan.
The body has a powerful way of letting you know that something is not
right. Kicking a soccer ball does not utilize the same muscle groups
as grappling on the dohyo with a 359 lb opponent. Asa's brilliance has
been his ability to, for the most part remain injury free. His
intelligence and respect for his position does not allow for
endangering his future with spontaneous dangerous acting out.
Remember too, he is a young man, at his manly peak :-}.Spontaneous
Male Play fighting abounds all over the world, sometimes it ends
badly, but Asa is above that. He is inherently happy, intelligent and
has a strong sense of pride and integrity. The Nihon dudes easily
get their panties in a bunch. Xenophobia looms brightly in the
nightly sunset, So it is easy to try to deflect attention from more
serious issues (such as the unfortunate death of the young recruit).
or Kyokoshuzan getting pressure from the tatooed, fingerless ones.
Asashoryu;s capacity for physical action is probably 10 marks above the
average athlete. You don;t want him to give you a purple nurple in the
But if nothing else he is REAL. It would be a terrible mistake to
penalize him for generating goodwill with a bunch of soccer kids.
And lastly, a person's medical history belongs to them and them alone
and should not be shared except in emergency treatment or if the
patient agrees to share specific details of this illness to a
designated health provider. He is a human being, not a commodity
to be controlled and manipulated by others with poorly directed vested
Goofing off is what irresponsible, poorly trained people do. They
never make it to home base.
When he gave his interviewa following his victory, he mentioned, with
great respect and emphasis how proud he was of Kotomitskui. Sumotori
never do that. That was an act of honesty and integrity.
Like a fellow lister, I am just awaiting his 100th yusho. Hey Joe;
any chance of your fabulous podcast in the future? I even
re-listened to it during this basho.
On Jul 26, 2007, at 10:03 PM, Jim Bitgood wrote:
> I don' t know if Asa is injured or not, but if he is, he should be
> seeking medical attention and paying attention
> to Doctor's orders.
> At 16:31 7/26/2007, you wrote:
>> My question is: Is he really goofing off? Was he really playing
>> soccer in
>> Mongolia or was he just fooling around as he had ...
>> willing to give him the benefit of the doubt that his back is hurt
>> someone provides irrefutable evidence to the contrary
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