Active Members
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Asojima last won the day on August 31 2016

Asojima had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

1,896 Excellent

About Asojima

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    San Diego, CA, USA
  • Interests
    Wine, Roses and Sumo

Recent Profile Visitors

13,844 profile views
  1. Live Streaming - Nagoya 18

    Day 10 - NHK-BS has returned to sumo. FujiTV and Mbovo are active at the Juryo Dohyo-iri at 2:20PM JST.
  2. Kunroku Ōzeki

    This brings us back to the problem that started the whole discussion. Non-contention Ozekis have no incentive to get more than 8 wins. Rather, they actually have an incentive to avoid high-risk wins.
  3. Kunroku Ōzeki

    An Ozeki could keep his rank forever as long as he got his 8 wins, but he would always be kadoban for the next basho and subject to an MK demotion. Ten wins buys him a free MK for the next basho.
  4. Kunroku Ōzeki

    I agree with this, but would prefer that any Ozeki who fails to acquire 10 wins will be kadoban the next basho. Ten wins would buy anti-kadoban insurance which would provide an incentive to get more than 8 wins.
  5. Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    It is amazing that no one has mentioned that Endo got a "pretty boy" torinaoshi decision after he used his dead body to drag his heel across 1/3 part of the dohyo.
  6. Kunroku Ōzeki

    I am describing someone who is adjusting for a long term retention of the rank, aka reality.
  7. Kunroku Ōzeki

    Ozekis know who they should be matched against in the basho. Some should be easy wins, some difficult or injury threatening due to style. A non-contending ozeki can pick 7 "throwaway" matches. If he miscalculates or gets a minor injury, he has kadoban to fall back on.
  8. Kunroku Ōzeki

    Repeating my oft repeated point: An Ozeki who is not a yusho contender has no incentive to get more than 8 wins. Any full effort made for a win after the 8th win or loss is assured is a needless risk of a career threatening injury. Mediocre ozeki records should be expected. A ninth win is a waste.
  9. Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    The injury occurred and was reported on during keiko before the basho. Ikioi made a brief attempt to apply a kotenage during the match which probably aggravated the injury.
  10. Live Streaming - Nagoya 18

    Update: The more I look at FujiTV, the more potential I see in it. It has live access to over 50 Japanese channels, and has about 2 weeks of VOD available for each channel. For those of us who tend to sleep through the live matches, it offers a full replay of Makushita thru Makuuchi upon wakeup. It should also offer replays /access to program alerts made on the SF between bashos. It is a keeper.
  11. 21 Nagoya 18, The Results

    The results through Day 12: Nagoya 18 A B X Day 1 Y1w Hakuho 17 Y1e Kakuryu 7 1 Kyujos: Haku Day 4, Kaku Day 6 2 O1e Goeido 14 Sw Mitakeumi 11 0 13 3 O1w Takayasu 6 O2w Tochinoshin 18 1 Tochinoshin kyujo from Day 7 4 Se Ichinojo 15 Ke Tamawashi 10 0 3 5 M1e Shodai 17 Kw Shohozan 8 0 9 6 M2e Chiyonokuni 6 M1w Kotoshogiku 17 2 Kotoshogiku Kyuyjo from Day 11 7 M3e Abi 11 M2e Ikioi 12 2 8 8 M4e Kaisei 6 M3w Takakeisho 17 2 1 9 M4w Kagayaki 7 M5w Yoshikaze 18 0 3 10 M6w Chiyotairyu 18 M5e Daishomaru 7 0 3 11 M6e Endo 15 M7e Takarafuji 10 0 2 12 M7w Daieisho 13 M9e Myogiryu 12 0 4 13 M8e Chiyoshoma 15 M8w Kyokutaisei 9 1 4 14 M12w Arawashi 14 M9w Yutakayama 8 3 15 M10e Chiyomaru 10 M13e Tochiozan 12 3 16 M11e Aoiyama 21 M10w Nishikigi 4 0 1 17 M11w Onosho 24 M12e Sadanoumi 1 0 1 18 M13w Asanoyama 21 M15w Ryuden 3 1 4 19 M14e Kotoeko 7 M14w Okinoumi 18 0 4 20 M16e Hokutofuji 23 M15e Ishiura 2 0 3 21 M16w Meisei 15 J1e Takekaze 9 1 1 No 21 matches scheduled for Days 5, 6, 7, 10, 11 and 12.
  12. Rikishi Status Nagoya 2018 - Day 13

    The new Day 5 torikumi is now up on the NSK site.
  13. Rikishi Status Nagoya 2018 - Day 13

    NSK just pulled down the Day 5 torikumi previously posted on its website. I don't recall seeing this happen in the past.
  14. Live Streaming - Nagoya 18

    Day 4 - Fuji-TV active at 1:04PM JST in high sandanme using 017 NHK BS1. - Mbovo active at 02:20PM with the Juryo dohyo-iri. - At 3:10PM, Konan-G1 active, NHK-BS dropped sumo, Mbovo switched to NHK-G, FujiTV picked up sumo at - 001 NHK. Day 5 - FujiTV active at 1:05PM, but BS shifted to golf after 1 hour. - Mbovo, Konan-G, and FujiTV all active using NHK-G at 3:20PM. Day 6 - A ditto of Day 5 except that qq went active with Abema some time before 3:10PM JST.
  15. Live Streaming - Nagoya 18

    FWIW. I only got a short extension on the one-day trial of FujiTV. Subscription rates vary from US$17-27 a month depending on the subscription length. The audio/video quality is very good and there are a lot of Japanese channels offered both live and delayed. The available NHK-BS/NHK-G choices provide daily Makushita through Makuuchi coverage during the basho. The daily routine of switching phony email addresses to avoid payment is workable, but a bit cumbersome. I am going to pass on it. Mbovo currently meets all of my personal viewing needs.