[sumo] What's Next?
CSLong at garlandisd.net
Tue Mar 31 09:48:27 EDT 2009
> 1. Will Asa come back - strong?? Or will we see him slowly give up his
> dominance of the sport? And perhaps retire??? I'm betting the latter by the
> end of this year or first quarter of next. He's the kind of guy when he's
> no longer king of the sandbox, picks up his toys and goes home. And when he
> does retire I'm betting it's not gonna be pretty.
I think Asa will come back strong. Before this year started, I was
predicting that he would retire early on, but after the January basho,
I have completely changed my mind. Apart from Hakuho, there is
currently no barrier to him winning yusho-after-yusho. I don't think
he'll give in so easily to his fellow Mongolian. I think (hope?) they
should have a good, healthy rivalry for another two years, at least
I agree, he's still pulling in double digit wins every basho. If he can avoid any new controversy in the next couple of months then all will be fine.
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