I’ll No Longer Link to Yahoo! Sites


You may have noticed my tweets from last night but probably didn’t realize the level to which my mind melted when I did it. I check several news sites looking to keep up with sumo news during these weeks between tournaments. However, Yahoo! treated a piece of rather disgusting satire as they do with any regular article they cull from Huffington Post despite the fact that any self-respecting journalist would disregard such slime. Google’s news aggregator got caught, too. Yahoo! seemed quicker to notice as it was removed shortly after my tweet.

I recognize this is just a blog and I hope you do, too. It’s full of my opinion and I know I’ve posted satirical headlines…such as the one on Terunofuji’s desire for early retirement. However, I do try to uphold the basic tenets of journalism and that’s why I have been careful about rumors I’ve seen about Homarenishiki and stuff like that. I want confirmation.

Anyway, I’ll no longer be using Yahoo! or Yahoo! Japan and I felt I should explain my tweets from last night.

2 thoughts on “I’ll No Longer Link to Yahoo! Sites

  1. Can you say what the rumors are about Homarenishiki? Without confirming them? I no longer live in Japan and have been unable to get any info. I still love sumo and follow what I can an being a Canadian, I am hoping for success for Homarenshiki….I see he got dropped to Jonidan but was pleased to see he’s at least in the Banzuke and not gone

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    • I agree, I’m very happy to see him still on the banzuke. I don’t think rumors are productive but it is interesting that many other wrestlers from his heya did not compete in the last tournament and I believe that reduces the likelihood that injury is the reason.

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