"Woman, bring me a beer!!"
"Get one yerself you moron!! It's 3 am!!"
"My best two weeks every two months is starting.. you know how I get when the basho starts.."
"There you go again making up words that sound Japanese.. What was it last time? Kichikichi? Doesn't even sound Japanese.."
"Kachikoshi, woman!! Do you not listen? Anyhow, just let me login to watch the matches-Do you know Harumafuji is kyujo?"
"Who's Cute Joe? Another one of your fat friends??'
"Ahhh... God, could you not send me a wife who knows what a dohyo-iri is??"
"I heard that.. I may not like sumo but deaf I'm not.."
"OK,. go back to sleep-it's starting.. Firing up my VLC, and here we go.. In a second.. A few more maybe.. Hmmm.. This is taking awfully long.. you can usually count on the forum guy to post the right links.. Hmmm.. What's that? Click for English?? COOOL!! English commentary now!! OK!!!! Hmmm.. Huh? Wha?? WHAT??????? NOOOOOOOOOOO!!! $%%%&^$%#$%$ 120 bucks for the whole basho??? What are they, nuts? I can get a yearly pass for Baseball for $120. I can get the best hooker in Vegas for $120!!"
"What did you just say?? Herbert???"
"Go back to sleep, it's all a bad dream.. a nightmare.. What the heck am I going to do now?? I can't go through the month without my fix.. I'm logging into the sumoforum- they always have a solution.. Hmm.. Wow, 230 posts on the subject.. "
After an hour, wife walks in. "Herbert, what happened? Why are you crying? Is it because of the beer?"
"No.. My life is over. I have nothing to live for.."
"Is it about the rickshaw?"
"The rikishi!! THE RIKISHI!! You bet your very generously ample ass it is!! The Kyokai decided to charge for the stream!!!"
"Is this about fishing now? Which stream?"
"Oh, forget it, you will never understand.. Only a select few understand.. Next thing Kisenosato won't get his tsuna.."
"Oh, so it IS about fishing!! Red tuna? White tuna?'
"Where's my gun?? Where's my freakin' gun?"
"You don't own a gun, unless you call your grandson's water pistol a gun. I can fetch it for you from the garage.."
"I'm going back to sleep.."
Ten minutes later.
"At least I can start work on my GTB guess for Haru.. But I miss the guys.. what shall I do??"
Fast forward to 15 days later. Herbert saw all the sumo he could handle, with slomo and replays and comments and more digests than he could imagine.
The moral of the story: "It ain't over till the fat guy goes kyujo."
Yes, It''s time to enter your GTB March 2014 guesses!!
Rules: Guess the Banzuke. Simple.
Tiebreakers - Most total guesses, then, we check the banzuke backwards - getting the lower half right will be more important now. The most correct guesses in the last ten places will win the tiebreaker. If still tied , we go up a ranking at a time like a penalty shootout. Then we thank Araibira.
It's up to you to check if you are on the list of entries. It's going to be your fault if you don't notice that your entry went missing in the Internet void. No late entries will be accepted .
For rules, standings and famous streams:
For the entry form:
For the "new" archives:
Deadline- Sunday, February 16th , 2013 at 18:00 GMT ("Great Minds Think ") - PLEASE NOTE-ONE WEEK BEFORE THE BANZUKE ANNOUNCEMENT!!
Kintamayama, Doitsuyama, Andoreasu(no yama), and UStream
Edited by Kintamayama, 22 February 2014 - 10:51.