[sumo] Dreadful Commercialism of Sumo

Thierry Perran thierry.perran at club-internet.fr
Sun Jan 6 09:50:21 EST 2008


Hello,

Sorry to tell this, but I would say that the guy on the other end with 
such a massive back is Kirishima with his famous green mawashi. 
Konishiki and Kirishima were promoted to Makuuchi exactely at the same 
time for the Nagoya basho 1987. The "small" Kirishima (M12 E) won his 
bout against the "big" Konishiki (M11 W) in this basho, and then a great 
rivalry was born. The journalists, especially the photographs, just 
loved it, and thus many pictures and articles were made when those two 
faced  each other.

Believe me, there is a lot more pictures of Konishiki facing Kirishima 
than Konishiki facing Mainoumi. Kirishima was 19-19 against Konishiki, 
but Kirishima won their only bout in Juryo, so the "small" ozeki 
Kirishima had the edge over the "big" Konishiki. In other words, David 
kicked Goliath's butt on more time !

During hon-basho, Konishiki faced only three times Mainoumi, and the 
first time was on the shonichi of the Hatsu basho 1995, so after the 
release of the Aerosmith album....

Before saying you're watching Mainoumi in this kind of picture, you 
should always look closely at the back and the thighs of the opposite 
rikishi. Kirishima was way more muscular than the migty mouse Mainoumi.

Greetings from Paris,
Thierry


Sumocypher at aol.com a écrit :
> It's the same. It has been appearing in many magazines, including Time and  
> Newsweek and well as Information Security. The difference between the ad and 
> the  cover of the Aerosmith album as that the ad is more centered to show 
> Konishiki  head on instead from the top and to the side, but that definitely is  
> Mainoumi.
>  
> 0
>  
>  
> In a message dated 1/5/2008 7:10:56 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
> cfinberg at gmail.com writes:
>
> If it's  the same one I recall, it was a classic Konishiki v. Mainoumi photo,
> taken  from behind Mainoumi but with enough of his profile to  permit
> identification, which gave me the opportunity to tell my  acquaintances about
> their matches.  They were very impressed by my  display of knowedlge, but I
> remain invisible to teenage girls.
>
> On  1/5/08, Jim Bitgood <Jimbit2 at comcast.net> wrote:
>   
>> Has  anyone else seen the inside back cover of the December 07 issue
>> of  "Runners World"?
>> There is a great full page picture of Konishiki taken  from behind his
>> opponent just before tachi-ai. It's an ad for Hyundai,  curiously
>> enough. I assume that Konishiki got paid for the use of his  image.
>> Wonder if the other guy got paid for image of the back of his  mage???
>> It would be a really fantastic picture if it didn't have  the
>> advertising copy printed on it.
>>
>>     Jim
>>          "Chitose-Taikai"
>>
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