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Asashoryu to be warned for drunken incidentTOKYO
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blah blah blah... the Japan Sumo Fed's usual whine about Asa... he is hands down the best thing about sumo. Keep it up Asa!
JSA just want kick him out!
and this in the middle of a tournament? so funny, at least gives them something to talk about
sounds like a pretty typical Friday night in Nishiazabu.
How far Sumo has fallen. What ever happened to wrestlers who were polite and knew how to behave in public. Instead of whining incessantly about this chap, if the JSA is so upset, they should just show him the door. End of discussion.
I think those days ended long, long ago - in every pro-sport. Every pro-sportsman is now scrutinised everywhere they go, and minor incidents are turned into federal cases!
The ancient fuddy-duddies of the JSA aren't going to like Asa whatever he allegedly does. Don't worry Asa, just keep smashing these try-hards in the ring!
I really dislike Asashoryu's attitude. After he retires from sumo he can do whatever he wants to do but now he should respect sumo and stop drinking his chuhai.
I was surprised this morning to see that this story has made the Australian ABC sports news.
He is the bad boy of sumo..Sumo needs all the personality it can get right now
Life as Sumo Grand Champion must be so lonely ...and drinking is his solution..? Silly man!
"JSA just want kick him out!"
They will,as soon as he threatens the most wins record.
Potsu - spot on - same as Randy Bass......
Criticizing a person in Japan, let alone a sumo wrestler for getting drunk? Really? Last basho, I listened to the English commentary, which had Musashimaru telling tales of being able to drink other rikishi under the table. The thing is, he was talking about drinking sake from dai-jokis, and two people finishing bottle after bottle of sake. Drinking is a part of the culture, and excess (in eating and drinking) is a pretty strong component of sumo culture. If the JSA wants to crack down on it, maybe they should work within the rules and culture which make Asashoryu comfortable with the behavior he's been taught to feel is valid.
He's a drunk? And how many other rikishi get trashed regularly? He's a bully? Like he's the only one in the sport? At least he's never killed someone by beating them with aluminum baseball bats/sake bottles to the head.
According to the tabloids, the incident occurred the same day that Asa had lost a bout. It's a good thing he wins most of the time, because yake-zake really brings out the beast in him.
Love, I think your Kotooshu should start drinking it up more often during a basho. He might start winning more! LOL
Criticizing for being drunk! The hypocrisy of these people. They must already be mad their Golden Boy isn't winning.
I agree. Just like they did in baseball. I think we should revoke Ichiro's records in the US too.
AQgree Potsu. He's breakiong records galore, and about to gain third place in all-time basho wins, so they hafta' nitpick. Pathetic....
Asashoryu fills seats. No Asa, no Yen. The JSA can say anything it wants, it won't do anything as long as the bad boy of sumo continues to draw the fans.
Yes Asa has his own mind and personality and the old farts just don't like it. Yokuzunas are supposed to be robots didn't you know??
Come on, boys will be boys, and large-sized nappy-clad boys will also be boys.
The only man who I can tolerate smelling of chuhai is kotooshu.
Chuhai? Isn't that a drink for girls and sissies? Whatever, a man is only a man if he can hold his liquor and stay in control of his actions. Wrestlers should be violent, in a controlled manner, only in the dohyo. Those who can't conform, being great wrestlers or not, Japanese or not, deserve scorn.
biglittleman, when did the Japanese "revoke" records made by foreigners? It's not so much the old boys of sumo. It's the media that love Asa. Everything he does makes the news.
lol where is such a man?
lol where is such a man?
Laugh all you can. It indicates you aren't one. They are there, but you don't notice them because they don't throw tantrums.
Asa - Greatest of All Time! Sure, he isn't perfect, but all the sports greats are flawed geniuses ie Tiger Woods, Michael Phelps. The Man Mountain is single-handedly saving Sumo from becoming extinct as most pundits thought would happen.
GO YOU GOOD THING ASA! GO FOR 32!
You are right...i dont think they drink Chuhai to get drunk, probably more Nihonchu and whisky-Suntory Old- than Chuhai !
Chuhai is good for 2 reasons - can't be smelt on your breath; is darn cheap! Asa can drink what he wants - maybe 21 year-old scotch - he is the CHAMP!
it smells and no woman will be pleased if the man next to her smells of it.
Moderator: Back on topic please.
no way, he has money but what does he know about... "21 year-old scotch" ?
Asa does not care...he is living it up as the champ! Go Asa Go !!!
I saw him at a Las Vegas exhibition bout couple of years ago in which he won the tournament. Great talent. I will say this: had he been a Japanese national fans wouldn't be so forgiving. Annecdote: I was on my way back to my city of residence on JAL some years ago and was wedged between two sumo wrestlers enroute to their next tournament. Although I was squeezed somewhat, it was okay by me. Noticing my discomfort, one of them turned to me and said, "Domo sumimasen, ne?".
kp123 - if Asashoryu were Japanese? The JSA and fans wuld be turning a blind eye. This stuff is tabloid crap precisely because Asashoryu is breaking records, winnint tourneys, and is his own person. The lady who was on the JSA board says if Asashoryu continues this sort of behaviour, the JSA will ask him to retire. If I were Asashoryu, and they asked, I'd tell them a flat "No!".
im with you blue tiger- they will try to retire him so he cant get the top record spot same thing in adifferent way they did to tuffy rhodes as for makiko complaining-shes not allowed in the ring as a woman yets complaining about about asa
he's a champ, and no one can take that away from him. J-public generally hates him, but for the wrong reasons. most are just so frustrated that they have no hope of having a J yokozuna anytime in the next ten years or so. asashoryu creates excitement which is needed in the sport. what would it be without him??? it would be almost as bland as tea ceremonies