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  2. robnplunder

    Shohozan intai

    That came to my mind, too. I hated his style but grew to like him over time. He compensated for his lack of size with an aggressive approach.
  3. I would but I already four games (which could be in jeopardy because of a family vacation during the basho)
  4. Yesterday
  5. dingo

    Shohozan intai

    Already saw from the photos, but Hanaregoma-oyakata is in a crazy good shape.
  6. Tamanaogijima

    UDH Nagoya Basho 2022

    (Dummy reply for collecting daily standings later.)
  7. Tamanaogijima

    UDH Nagoya Basho 2022

    Hello gamers, the UDH entry form is ready now, and waiting for your selections. Rules in a (very small) nutshell: Guess the thirteen makuuchi rikishi you expect to have the fewest wins this basho. You may submit your entry at http://udh.seisa.de/udh_index.html. Once you have selected your team, please root for them as much as you can. The game was not intended to honor any failure, but to stimulate interest in the less successful rikishi. The deadline for your entries will be the first day of the basho (Sunday, July 10th) at 12pm Japanese Time. Good luck! Link to the latest available standings >>> http://udh.seisa.de/udh_stand.html
  8. Akinomaki

    Training pics overview June 2022

    Training at Kasugano-beya o o oo with Tochinoshin, Aoiyama, Tochimaru o oo ooo o ooo oooo
  9. Katooshu

    2022 Collegiate Sumo

    Hooray
  10. Akinomaki

    Shohozan intai

    Intai press conference
  11. I can't definitely commit the time to running the game for the whole basho, but if Athena's willing to do it, I don't mind being a backup in case something goes wrong (e.g. life stuff) and Athena needs a day or has to stop halfway through or something.
  12. Daishomaru's seven-year sekitori stint has just come to an end, I wonder if he's going to give it one go at getting his salary back or retire if it isn't happening. As a stablemate of the owner, he would likely have first refusal of Kitajin. Since it hasn't been mentioned, Shotenro's assumption of Nishikijima is still temporary (i.e, he's not the owner) according to the placements on the Kyokai lists.
  13. Akinomaki

    2022 Collegiate Sumo

    Nakamura apparently is safe. Nikkan reports, with already having the msTD qualification, he wants to spend this year without getting injured - they call it approach run for joining the pros - and then follow the next path, that of ozumo. At the moment he's back at Kaiyo high for teaching practice (I hope he won't like it too much and changes his mind), as part of his studies, to refresh - till tomorrow. Then he leaves for the world games. in front of the sumo club o o
  14. Technically so is Chiyootori, but we still don't know who is the ultimate owner of Sanoyama.
  15. Gaijingai

    Sports Gambling In Japan

    Thank you all for the clarification.
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  17. The other hot seat which just had the temperature turned up a few degrees would presumably be that of ex-Kotoyuki, who is now the only loanee borrowing from an active rikishi. I know the retired/deceased loans have expiration dates on them, but ex-Kotoyuki has a myoseki belonging to someone turning 37 in a few weeks. I wonder whether he's actually the next borrower of Kitajin. I know we've often talked of Nishikijima in connection with ex-Toyonoshima (who obviously has his own complicated issues in trying to secure a long term stock), but it appears this switch in concert with the sanyo-for-all policy and the upcoming Isegahama ichimon logjam has really tightened things up.
  18. https://hochi.news/articles/20220630-OHT1T51148.html?page=1 Ex-Shōtenrō has switched from the Kitajin kabu owned by Endō to the Nishikijima kabu left vacant by ex-Asashio after the Asanoyama scandal. Unless Endō is more seriously injured than we know, I doubt it's a omen of Endō's imminent retirement, and more Shōtenrō securing his long-term future with the NSK. After Shōhōzan's retirement, the next kabu crunch is likely going to be in Ōshima-beya, with Kaisei and Kyokutaisei. Based on his lack of form and age, Takarafuji may also be nearing the end of the line. The chances are probably quite high we will see Kitajin as a loaner again for a while rather than Endō taking it up immediately.
  19. dingo

    Shohozan intai

    I'll always remember him for the furious brawling matches he had with Yoshikaze. Every time they met you could be sure that you'd be in for some entertaining sumo. I'll miss both of them. This one is a good example: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=W7bd21Ae9ec
  20. Jakusotsu

    Shohozan intai

    As long as he doesn't turn into another Takatoriki...
  21. rhyen

    Onsen / Sento in and around Tokyo

    Edoyu on the other side of Edo museum got a facelift. Edoyu +81 3-3621-2611 https://goo.gl/maps/5WCswUNhYisnsJea9
  22. Seiyashi

    Shohozan intai

    Not succeeding to ex-Wakashimazu's stock is one thing but there is the vacant Nishikijima which in theory the NSK has control over. Then again, there could also be an element of self delusion if he couldn't come to an agreement with his shisho on stock to begin with. I highly doubt the conversation only started recently.
  23. I'm scared (as in any first attempt) but I could give it a try.
  24. Yarimotsu

    Shohozan intai

    So is there any possibility that this is a Japanese politeness thing and he might have actually wanted a kabu? Or is this almost definitely his actual opinion?
  25. Last week
  26. I guess now we know ... to the extent that we know anything when it comes to the banzuke.
  27. rhyen

    Harumafuji activities

    If he gets lucky, in the next decade. Don’t forget that Hakuho also has a school funnelling students into Japan universities and schools (Uudam Mongol).
  28. Gospodin

    Shohozan intai

    I remember that basho, for the very atypical kimarite he employed. He came back from a stint in Juryo and looked like a changed wrestler.
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