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  1. kame

    Kaio retires

    I have a huge respect for Kaio, I'm so happy I got to see his rise to Ozeki and all his yusho. He's a pain enduring mountain and had the perfect body for Sumo.
  2. kame

    Kaio's new record

    (Sign of disapproval...)
  3. kame

    Kaio: first 0-15 ozeki?

    Nice prediction powers... You shouldn't have removed the original post, Peterao, let ppl have a smile.
  4. kame

    Futeno intai

    I'll just leave this here.
  5. The bulk of the oyakata running the NSK were active rikishi during the 70s, apparently a very productive era for yaocho. I don't agree you spot yaocho watching the hands. It's definitely the feet that tell the story.
  6. kame

    Haru basho IS canceled!

    Gachinko rikishi are much more prone to suffer injuries. As we've seen, yaocho lends itself beautifully to a safe flow and safe falls. It's not just the fact that a good chunk of the audience is getting cheated but it's awfully unfair to top makushita guys and gachinko sekitori. I bet yaocho suffered a transformation for the worse after the number of basho per year was changed to 6.
  7. kame

    Yaocho by mobile scandal-

    Not surprised by any of this. I just hope the makuuchi portion of yaocho doesn't get this kind of proof/exposure or Sumo as we know it is done. Still waiting for the sex scandal, though!
  8. kame

    Tosanoumi intai

    He had one the most brutal tachiai at his peak. He took every match seriously, evidenced by him drenched in pre-bout warm up sweat. A warrior.
  9. kame

    Gambling Scandal: Hidden Background

    Mr. Adelstein is as knowledgeable and measured a source as we're going to get. He was a serious crime reporter in Japan for a good number of years and Tokyo Vice has been very well received. Never mind this, please don't cover your ears, don't be blind, some stuff is just undeniable. There are threads, there are links, there are leaks, and leaks do not happen unintended. This story blew up in 2010 for a reason, do you think there wasn't gambling within the sumo world in the 90s? The 80s and 70s? Ha. I love sumo but I know there's a lot of goings on behind the curtain.
  10. kame

    NO live broadcast of Nagoya basho

    NHK is going with what its voting viewers decided, they want to save face by not siding with the Kyokai and this is a good way to do it. I would say the Japanese general public is sick with the way the Kyokai is run, led by a bunch of hypocrites.
  11. I really feel for old Tokitsuumi. He's been paying for other people's mistakes/crimes the past few years. He was such a clean rikishi, practically forced to retire after the haze killing to take over the heya, not at his prime for sure, but he was still in good shape and wanted to keep doing sumo. And now this...
  12. kame

    Have admitted publicly to baseball gambling

    Scott & I talked about this before and I agree with this idea!! Or if it made things less complicated give them kyujo half and half. half for the first 7 days and half for the 2nd week that way there are less torikumi complications! This looks like an idea, on paper. In real life it'd be brutal: pitting fresh, strong rikishi against others already beaten up from a week of bouts? :-(
  13. kame

    29 kyokai people admit to baseball gambling

    Yup. Open your eyes, people, of course they knew yakuza had to be involved at some point down the chain. Gambling is one of the main historical yakuza trades (specially on hanafuda, dice, baseball), and millions were being gambled, this is widely known in Japan. AFAIK, rikishi have keitai, play video games, have free access to the net, etc.
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    The intriguing story of one gambler

    I thought the whole problem started when Kotomitsuki actually won big?