[sumo] SPoILER - kind of spoiler removed from message title.
cfinberg at gmail.com
Thu Sep 25 14:09:29 EDT 2008
To quote the late sumo aficionado Richard Pryor, "Who you gonna believe, me
or your lyin' eyes?"
Mainoumi a henka artist, a "clown prince"?! Was he supposed to go head on
into Konishiki? Perhaps you are thinking of Asanowaka.
I've previously set forth the weights of all of Ama's poor henka victims.
Your misplaced sympathy leads me to wonder, how much do YOU weigh? ;-)
Less cheese, more bananas!
I have to admit, though, I'm not a big henka-counter. If you lose to it,
you kind of deserve it and should deal with it emphatically the next time.
It means you weren't looking. Maybe the powers will enact another stricture
to go along with revived tachi-ai standards -- no sudden moves left or
right, especially when your opponent has his head down!
On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 1:13 PM, Harold Shaver <hal6671 at sbcglobal.net>wrote:
> KKSM wrote:
> >One man's henka is another's hatakikomi.
> >Let's check the official record:
> >Kaio (175kg) & Toyonoshima (142kg) - Uwatedashinage
> >Asashoryu (152kg) - Okuridashi
> >I din't see no stinking henka by Ama (123kg)!
> Perhaps I could refresh your memory with these visual aids:
> Day 4: Ama ending up beside Kaio at the tachi-ai:
> Day 6: Ama doing an inashi immediately after the brief tachi-ai, on
> Chiyotaikai (I nearly forgot about this one)
> Day 9: Ama doing the same to his "buddy" Asashoryu:
> Day 11: Ama repeating his inashi move after again an extremely brief
> touching of bodies at tachi-ai, against Toyonoshima
> So by my count that give Ama 4 wins including the win over 2 Ozeki and 1
> Yokozuna based on actions that are, to say the least, fronwned upon by most
> of the sumo world. That sort of carrying on should be reserved for people
> like Mainoumi the former clown prince of sumo. Heck even our current
> of that title old Robocop himself doesn't do side-stepping sumo.
> As I said I believe Ama is capable of much better sumo and I hope he is
> trying to use these tactics to get through the door to the 2nd rank but I
> not so sure if the Banzuke makers will be so easily impressed as an
> Imaginary Killer Sock Monkey <tm>!
> Hal "Chisaiyama" Shaver
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