[sumo] [Spoiler] Asashoryu
rannohana at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 22 17:43:00 EDT 2008
I have watched the 'heel' match and the various replays including the freeze
frame close-up. Yes it looks very close to me. Unfortunately, TV Japan
does not broadcast in HD and given my grainy picture it is hard for me to
definitively agree or disagree with the decision. A couple of points to
1.) There most certainly appears to be a mark in the sand.
2.) Musashimaru oyakata seemed to be convinced by the close-up replay that
Asashoryu's foot did touch out.
3.) Given the replay and the mark in the sand I think that it would have
been unlikely for the decision to have been changed even if there had been a
----- Original Message -----
From: <jdemund at aol.com>
To: <sumo at webtrek.com>
Sent: Monday, September 22, 2008 1:10 PM
Subject: Re: [sumo] [Spoiler] Asashoryu
> I watched the 'heel' match and the replays and altho Asa's foot was on the
> edge, it looked to me as if it did not touch outside - It was pretty
> close, tho - I think it deserved a little more consideration than it got.
> but that is only my opinion and I am no expert.
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