Regular Members
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by aderechelsea

  1. aderechelsea

    Preparations of the masses-Nagoya 2013

    i am glad that Okinoumi is trying to improve his game but i also hope he didn't learn any new moves/techniques from Hokutoriki :-P
  2. aderechelsea

    Preparations of the masses-Nagoya 2013

    most probably "Ryan Bevington" of the Ospreys... but not that it really matters anyway. :-)
  3. i get your logic but it remains a different sport. While Hakuho is doing sumo keiko these guys bust their asses with Mongolian wrestling. and i doubt the fact that he can beat me in darts B-). I am certain i train more than him and i am rather competitive too. (In jonokuchi...)
  4. different sport ... if you watch Hakuho beat a UFC superstar in a sumo bout would you be as impressed? Hakuho is a Yokozuna in Sumo .... i could beat him in darts any day of the week for example.
  5. aderechelsea

    Nikkan sports popularity poll

    So ... i guess that the majority of voters are males over 30. That's why Wakanosato is in second place. The tendency to make things of the past look better in our heads is a male characteristic of the "30+ club" i can relate to this though .... i always considered Wakanosato a real power monster and his trapezoids and lower body strength were not of this world. But i never considered him among those that i root for or even among those that i enjoyed seeing win. Now that he is a monster in demise i kind of like him more and i want him to get KK every single basho. as we say in greek ..... "δεινον το γήρας ου γαρ ερχεται μονον" (old age is coming with all its' negative effects) :-D
  6. aderechelsea

    Akebono back in the heya

    i never thought i'd see the day .... i am rather interested to see the results of this.
  7. aderechelsea

    Happy Birthday, Jakusotsu!

    Happy birthday mate !!!! i wish you all the best.
  8. aderechelsea

    Happy birthday Exil!

    happy birthday Exil-san (Holiday feeling...) (and here is a good chance to thank you for all the work you are doing in this forum)
  9. aderechelsea

    Promotion/Demotion discussion Natsu 2013

    i don't seem to learn and i am continuing to post irrelevant pics here .... does anyone recognise the rest of the gang in that poster? at least he looks like he could be a rikishi nowdays .... not them ... but you never know
  10. aderechelsea

    2013 Natsu - Kimarite Statistics

    i always do my own queries in the database more often than "on a monthly basis" but i was trying to sound cooler than i am .... :-D
  11. aderechelsea

    How many yusho will Hakuho win?

    but keep in mind that Hakuho is not carrying around the weight that Kitanoumi was and Taka was fighting monsters in the top of the ranks (Musashi/Ake). and the medicine science has improved since then .... the "keiko science" too. and this is an uber-speculative topic after all ....
  12. aderechelsea

    How many yusho will Hakuho win?

    barring injuries (yes .. we can only speculate on this matter) i think the will at least be tied with Taiho when his career is closer to the end. Maybe a yusho more would be like a statement in the direction of "the student becomes better than the master". I would bet the farm though that (again ... barring injuries) he would love to overtake Kokonoe oyakata in the yusho list. personally i would be happy with 33. He looks like he would deserve all of them. And the fact that he is trying new stuff with his fighting style or his dietary habits makes he think he is actually planning his longevity as a Yokozuna ...
  13. aderechelsea

    Promotion/Demotion discussion Natsu 2013

    off topic but i cannot think of where to post this ... (it doesn't deserve a topic of it's own for sure and Akiseyama's name here made me think about this) i was rearranging my stuff and i happened to come across a poster for a photography exhibition named "Rikishi" by Charles Freger. On the back side of the poster there was pics of 3 kids with mawashis .... one of them i am 99.99% that it is Fukao/Akiseyama. weird ... but yeah ... here he is .... (In jonokuchi...) (if the mods would prefer this to be elsewhere ... feel free to do with it whatever you find appropriate)
  14. aderechelsea

    2013 Natsu - Kimarite Statistics

    I always enjoy these posts .... thank you. my monthly fix on kimarite stats is satisfied. :-D
  15. aderechelsea

    Juryo Promotions - 2013 Nagoya

    good news all around then !!!! (Applauding...) i am happy they opted for Endo to become a sekitori. Kotomisen too.
  16. aderechelsea

    Urgent Message for Kisenosato

    i am glad someone more knowledgeable agrees with me.
  17. aderechelsea

    Adoptee Reports - Natsu 13

    Hayashi had a good KK 4-3 this time around and he improved some of his technical shortcomings. He needs some strengthening up but at least his footwork is not so "hop-like". A KK next time around (from a possible new highest rank) would prove that development is actually a reality. Kaiho had an excellent second basho in a row with a 6-1 record and most importantly against rikishi that got 5-2s and 6-1s and even a 7-0 and the yusho. His only opponent that was not up to his level was in day 1 (Hakubizan 1-6). I am beginning to have high hopes for him. in general .... i am a happy "father".
  18. aderechelsea

    Dohyo Preparation - 2013 Natsu

    nice one ... cheers.
  19. aderechelsea

    Promotion/Demotion discussion Natsu 2013

    nice word mash-up there ..... :-D kudos
  20. aderechelsea

    Odd or Interesting Sumo Names

    Baraki sounds like a diminutive (or maybe just a "cute") word for "bar" in greek. well ... most of the times we use "baraki" rather than "bar" when we are talking about going out for a drink. (Laughing...)
  21. aderechelsea

    Natsu Basho 2013 discussion thread

    desperate times ... Why didn't Kise get the yusho, then? not good enough?
  22. aderechelsea

    Urgent Message for Kisenosato

    i would add: "start pushing like an oshi-zumo rikishi (if you like this thing) or try to do yotsu sumo by using a mawashi grip. The defence on your opponent's elbow is nice but will only get you as far as beating the likes of TochiO3 and Kitataiki ... not someone who knows how to use a mawashi grip." this "in-between" style of his will not work for a long time. i bet this basho is the last one that he beats Miyogiryu or Toyonoshima if he gives them morozashi again.
  23. aderechelsea

    Natsu Basho 2013 discussion thread

    desperate times ...
  24. aderechelsea

    Hakuho, 27 Yusho and Counting

    personally i still rate Wakanohana as one of the best i have ever watched. I don't care if he was an unsuccessful yokozuna (not the case with HMF) ... he is still great. if the same happens with Harumafuji (which i doubt) everyone can remember his 2 zensho as Ozeki and 1 as Yok. Really ... intai should be a long way from now.
  25. aderechelsea

    Hakuho, 27 Yusho and Counting

    Harumafuji is nowhere near a mediocre yokozuna. He shouldn't be going intai for many years to come.