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Saturday, February 6, 2010

2010 Sportsman No. 1 Monster Box Special - Part 4

2010 Sportsman No. 1 Monster Box Special



For a preview of what Monster Box is please refer to my blog on the 2010 Sportsman No. 1 Navi (a half hour show). For brevity's sake I will not post what I already did there. I also want to make clear that the entire show will not be posted here. I am only concentrating on Monster Box and any specials tied to previous Sportsman #1 events. Thanks everyone for being patient while I do this.. was sick with a stupid cold.. grrr...

US Olympian Carl Lewis カール・ルイス

Moving right along I'm not going to blog about the parts that went after that. Feel free to read Ube's blog about it. There was a baseball event, a golf thingie, the news.. and then this. A small glimpse of what I thought this show was going to be about.. Sportsman!! Anyway they start with Power Force which just happens to be one of my favorite Sportsman #1 events!!

They pitted Olympian Carl Lewis against Olympian Hammer throw gold medalist Koji Murofushi 室伏 広治 in the event called Power Force

Koji Murofushi 室伏 広治 trying to outlast Carl Lewis

Carl trying to inch forward as Murofushi is just not having it..

Finally Carl makes a mistake and starts to stand up giving Koji all he needed to inch forward and win the battle

Giants baseball player Kazuhiro Kiyohara 清原和博 against American football player Masafumi Kawaguchi 河口 正巳

American football player Masafumi Kawaguchi 河口 正巳

Giants baseball player Kazuhiro Kiyohara 清原和博

Another struggle as they both fall to the ground trying to outpull each other!

Kawaguchi does the mistake of trying to get up again...

Kazuhiro Kiyohara 清原和博 wins!

And they are both exhausted!

Next up is the gallon throw! This is where someone takes a barrel, throws it over their heads and hopes to clear a barrier behind them.

Distance of the wall is 6 meters (Approx. 19.6 feet)

Oh I recognize him.. he's a sumo wrestler! Asashōryū Akinori 朝青龍 明徳 (or as the kanji has it it's just his last name they are using - Asashoryu 朝青龍)

He cleared the 6 meter mark

Next famous 7 meter gallon throw (approx. 22.9 feet)

Bob Sapp ボブ・サップ? Wow..

And he clears 7 meters

yeah.. you don't forget a face like that!

Onwards to .. holy crap.. 8 meters and 25 centimeters! (approx. 27 feet)

Wow he has the world record on this event??

Olympian Hammer throw gold medalist Koji Murofushi 室伏 広治 clears 8 meters and 25 centimeters!

Oh hey it's Bob again. Bob Sapp ボブ・サップ vs. a sumo guy I recognize! Kotoōshū Katsunori 琴欧洲 勝紀 or just Kotooshu 琴欧洲 for short as the kanji has it

Bob Sapp ボブ・サップ

Kotooshu 琴欧洲

Bob wins the tug of war

So nice to see sportsmanship these days :)

Asashoryu 朝青龍 again

ohh.. sumo battle! Kotooshu 琴欧洲 again

Seems they have to move the big a$$ ball to one side. They go round and round with it for a while.. oh Ube says this is called "Spin-off"

Asashoryu looses his balance and falls

Kotooshu 琴欧洲 wins!

Okay back to Monster box! 2 centimeters and 36 centimeters (approx. 7.7 feet)

He looks reaaaally familiar but I can't place his name..
World Record holder in the Pole Vault Sergey Bubka セルゲイ・ブブカ (Thanks Jelena :D )

Baseball player Mike Cameron マイク・キャメロン

someone else I don't know..

There goes that newsvan again.. sorry.. it's Masashi "Gon" Nakayama 中山 雅史

FINALLY .. TBS is showing Kane Kosugi ケイン・コスギ

Seems he was surprised to see Gon beat 16 boxes!

Gon seemed surprised too! LOL

Back to the present.. oh it seems these are the names of the people to attempt 16 boxes.. there are quite a lot.

Toshihiro Takeda 竹田敏浩 stretching before his 16 box attempt

I'm sure they will be harping about him being the last All-Star standing

Kazuyuki Toda 戸田和幸 - Soccer player, Tomoki Kitagawa 北川智規 - Rugby player and Daisuke Miyazaki 宮﨑大輔 - Handball dude

Yukio Iketani 池谷幸雄 and Wakky ワッキー

He's .. oh nvm you should know by now how much I can't stand this guy..

Takeda looks like a fish out of water.. LOL

Veteran announcer Keisuke Hatsuta 初田 啓介

Kazuyuki Toda 戸田和幸 - Soccer player that's also been in Sasuke a couple times

He easily clears 16!

Dai's pretty happy about that!

Toshihiro Takeda 竹田敏浩 .. can he hang with the big boys?

He looks nervous! LOL (as we go to commercials..)

Taking a LOT of deeeeep breaths..

Fidgeting as his name is called...

Deep breath again and he starts to run..

Big Jump...

And an easy clear!

More than enough space!

And he's PUMPED!

LOL he's celebrating big time!

And just beaming with pride!

More fist pumps! LOL

Nagano voicing his support..

and a big yell just as he jumps..

And proud support

LOL now he's reacting to Takeda's reaction..

Shingo joining in the fun!

All-Stars are relieved!

The rest of the big boys are proud as well

meanwhile Takeda is stil celebrating.. LOL

He's even audibly celebrating!

Poor thing he's so relieved to make it!

Bowing to the other competitors there

And again yelling his relief!

Replay of his jump

He got just high enough

And of course the reaction after he knew he made it

Passing popcorn ya'll :p

Shingo Yamamoto 山本進悟 is being a jerk again...

Now he's teasing that Takeda's reaction is as if he friggin achieved 完全制覇 - Kanzenseiha!

Makoto Nagano 長野誠

Dude.. that's .. cruel.. .. giggle..

he can't stop laughing at Shingo's comment

Meanwhile unaware that his friends are teasing him..

Toshihiro Takeda 竹田敏浩 is expressing relief...

And actually says "so this is what it must feel like to finally beat stage 3".. I feel so bad for him now.. Sasuke 24 is still on his mind..

Baseball player Takehiro Ishikawa 石川雄洋

He clears 16!

Leszek Blanik of Poland レゼク・ブラニク


Wakky is just as surprised as I am!!

Blanik somersaults off the monster box after the failure

Didn't get all of the height he needed

Ouch.. face first.. yikes..

Leszek Blanik of Poland レゼク・ブラニク just smiles. He hopes to come back next year and do better than 15 boxes

Shunsuke Itou 伊藤俊亮 apparently fails 16 as well

Btw now we are at 17 boxes - 2 meters 46 centimeters (approx. 8 feet)


Jelena said...

The guy here is Sergei Bubka, a retired Ukrainian pole vaulter, who still holds the current world record of 6.14 meters. But I'm guessing the footage is about 10 years old...

Arsenette said...

Oh at least 10 years. Sometimes they had dates on them but didn't say.. hmm hang on.. Born in 1963.. and it shows he was 37.. yep .. about 9-10 years ago. I knew he looked familiar! Thanks Jelena :D

Anonymous said...

LOL! No athletics fan will not recognize Sergei Bubka. He is the GOD of Pole Vault. :)

But then again i can't recognize the Olympic gymnasts as i don't follow Gymnastics. :D

Arsenette said...

Hey I watched a lot of the Olys when I was growing up and I have seen him.. just didn't know his name. :D I don't follow the sport excessively (especially lately) but we used to put on the Olympics when it was on and they always showed Track and field :)