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  2. Winter jungyo 2017

    Kagoshima from some news: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtjTaufP8nI o o o o o o o o KitaKyushu jungyo scenes with the news about the death threat to Hakuho https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEWLlnIFBd8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXCobNIKpY0 o o o o o o o o jinku: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNWTDzsmu7I shokkiri: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzyWkaIyqNM taiko: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHsRwEpPdow o o oo o oo older ooo arrival on Miyakojima for the next 2 days o
  3. There's a thread for obscure quotes about sumo in the off topic section.
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  5. Harumafuji scandal

    Assuming that is not a rhetorical question, no, I don't think so - the Takanohana stuff is part of the fall-out of the Harumafuji scandal and still on-topic IMO.
  6. KONISHIKI activities

    I have to say I never thought Konishiki would live long enough to get grey hair. And yet he will be 54 this month.
  7. Harumafuji scandal

    With his behaviour, Taka already has succeeded to have the NSK look like idiots ooo o oo while he just needs to tell that he thought the police investigation does include the prosecutor's investigation - he now wants to refuse cooperation till that is over ooo o o oooo o oo ooo o o o o o o o oo o the press is after everybody o oo o oo while some of Taka's supporters hope to somehow get Hakuho accused of having Harumafuji assault Takanoiwa o o and if they can't have that, some want to get rid of Hakuho permanently
  8. Arsene Wenger references sumo in interview

    I know that this is not your source, but particularly The Guardian (where I lurk frequently) and possibly many other London based papers seem really obsessed with the obscurest of Wenger quotes. "Wenger found his umbrella had not dried til the morning. Thinks may have impact on Chelsea challenge." "Wenger says Giroud reminds him of someone he once knew." "Wenger to tackle problem of balls rolling away, insiders report." It's all a bit silly, really.
  9. Interesting how he still draws experience from his time managing in the J-League. Still, if he follows sumo more recently, he probably wouldn't reference it so readily... http://www.espnfcasia.com/arsenal/story/3307868/arsene-wenger-football-can-learn-from-sumo-wrestling-after-manchester-fracas
  10. Harumafuji scandal

    Megalomaniacs always think they are impervious to everything, even demotions and dismissals.
  11. Harumafuji scandal

    The revolution is heating up - Hakuho received a death threat at the jungyo: a sealed letter arrived on the 11th during the day of the jungyo at the venue, the Kitakyushu general gymnasium, saying "I will certainly kill Hakuho!", the sender apparently under a false name with non-existent address http://rd.kyodo-d.info/np/2017121201001606?c=39546741839462401
  12. Harumafuji scandal

    I also doubt Taka will sue Harumafuji for damages given that it won't make him any more popular in the public's eyes. Harumafuji's already been kicked out of sumo. Anything beyond this would be viewed as excessive and unnecessary, and will hamper his ability to work towards his real goal, to "reform sumo."
  13. Hakuho's dominance to continue?

    Anyway, Hakuho winning 50 means that Chiyonofuji’s kanreki dohyo-iri Yusho count will surpass Taiho’s.
  14. Hakuho's dominance to continue?

    Hakuho himself made the comparison after winning his 36th yusho, which he regarded as equalling his father's six Naadam championships.
  15. GTB- I Plumb forgot Hatsu 2018..

    Only those who can read. (...like me )
  16. Harumafuji scandal

    Should we start a separate thread called, "Takanohana shenanigans."
  17. Harumafuji scandal

    That would imply that Takanohana told Takanoiwa to bait Harumafuji. Frankly, a part of me thinks that Harumafuji himself was starting to get tired of being a Yokozuna with all its responsibilities and pressures. Was the Aki basho the basho that broke the Sun-Horse's back?
  18. KONISHIKI activities

    Hokkaido should be "sistered" to Alaska.
  19. Good news!

    "Chalkdust! The ball"s OUT!" All the best and keep beieving in yourself!
  20. Yesterday
  21. Is a knee in the Kintamayamas legal?

    Is it legal to remove his sagari as a preparatory move?
  22. GTB- I Plumb forgot Hatsu 2018..

    Could the entry deadline listed at the top of http://www.dichne.com/Guess.htm be updated? Some potential players might not realize the Hatsu entry is active.
  23. Is a knee in the Kintamayamas legal?

    if he is not wearing his sagari, then yes, it is legal!
  24. Ridiculous Predictions for Kyushu 2017

    Goeido unhappy with the result at kyusho,travels back in time,to try again but loses out to "Doctor Who" on senshuraku..........
  25. Is a knee in the Kintamayamas legal?

    My one and so far only meeting with cricket was a decade ago at some sort of free-form vacation in Australia, where I stayed in Melbourne for a few weeks in a shared house (housemates were New Zealanders; the scum of the earth; don't ask, no offense). I followed up on a lazy day with just another lazy day and decided to hit the telly. Cricket was on. A Test Match (?) Australia vs. West Indies, of which I was til then not aware they were a country. A revelation! You watch people throw and hit balls. They move around a bit. Nothing happens. You go fix a coffee, take a dump, come back. Nothing HAS happened. You fall asleep, you wake up, they are still there. You smoke pot and then it gets intense, because for the first time, you really listen to the commentators. They clearly speak English, but you don't have the slightest idea what they are talking about. It was like it must be for very small children. They understand individual words, but the big picture disolves into sea of mysterious and somewhat ominous signs and chiffres. It was mindblowing and liberating. Naturally, the lazy days went for three in a row. The guys on TV were still there.
  26. Good news!

    Defying the doctors advice I have been working for the last few days... I still use crutches between houses and on the way to work but not while I am working..... Many people wrote me off epecially when I was in hospital but I always knew I could do it... Bloody cold though.......
  27. UNSTABLE TEAM KYUSHU 17

    Did I just jump into the KK zone on the last day? Nice! My first KK and my first daily high... Left it untill the last minute again though....
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