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  1. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    How about the NSK put Inosuke to good use - a ban on drinking during honbasho, and stick him in the broadcasting booth all day to watch replays and rule on mono-ii.
  2. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    With HDTV it was clear his heel did not touch the sand outside the tawara, but yeah it was close. The shimpan can have a look to see if any impression has been made in the sand if there is any doubt. We've all seen missed calls, but that wasn't the case here. Not sure if the res is good enough, but perhaps.
  3. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Sadly, it looks like Terunofuji will never work out that it's a very bad idea to let his opponent get the inside position with both arms straight off the tachi-ai.
  4. Abema TV sumo 2018 all basho live

    I quite like it. Especially the little personal blurbs about the sekitori. This guy is called --- by his mates. So-and-so is afraid of ghosts so refused having his own room. His favorite thing is money. And this other guy was brought up in a sushi shop and likes ***. The one over there, his parents are vintners, and his wife likes this comic. Great stuff.
  5. Videos and promo-Hatsu 2018-Days 1-8

    Match of the day - Enho vs. Jokoryu
  6. Shikimori Inosuke sexual harassment and drink talk..

    Yes, the both of you are quite correct. This varies by individual and by region. In general terms, locals from the areas around the midpoint of Japan are less tolerant of alcohol on a physiological level, and those from the extremes north and south are more so. Of course I know people from Mie Prefecture, for example, who can drink me under the table, and Okinawans who fade fast. But speaking more generally, the locals here tend to be strong, and those closer to the center of the country not so much. None of which sheds much light on the Inosuke Incident.
  7. Shikimori Inosuke sexual harassment and drink talk..

    It might be useful to keep in mind that drunkenness is has no social stigma here, nor does being an alcoholic. "I was drunk and don't remember" is used in Japan as a sort of "my bad, but take it easy on me" excuse that is accepted by pretty much everyone. It's not at all certain that Inosuke was so drunk that he is unable to remember was he is alleged to have done. He may or may not. But he is following the time honored and socially acceptable way of explaining his behavior in this culture, whether he was just a little bit tipsy all the way to if he was blind drunk and barely able to walk.
  8. TBS Documentary - Vanished Prodigy

    Thanks for sharing. Really like this show, and stumbled on it quite by accident a while back. I talked about that experience in another topic, and inhashi was kind enough to find the video and share it on the forum. It was about young Takanohana II.

    That was one of PawnSums many multiple accounts, which is now also closed.

    Have you decided to stop posting as PawnSums and take on a new username? If so, you need to apply to our admin Exil or our rijicho Kaikitsune to change your username, not create another account. Sumo Forum Rules Forbidden actions 1. Posing as other people This includes posing as the administrator or a moderator, as another forum member, as a real rikishi or as any other well-known person. Also included is use of more than one user name on the forum. http://www.sumoforum.net/rules.html
  11. Harumafuji scandal thread- part 2

    It appears Takanohana oyakata has been demoted from his position as member of board of directors.
  12. Forum Update Feedback, version 4.2

    You can follow members whose content you are interested in, but immediate notification does not work for some reason. Also, deleted topics are not able to be restored as they used to be in earlier versions.
  13. Hakuho misconduct (split from Basho Talk Kyushu 2017)

    A report on yesterday's NSK violence workshop. https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/nhknewsline/backstories/bringingchangetosumo/
  14. Harumafuji scandal thread- part 2

    A nice summary of events. https://tachiai.org/2017/12/20/update-on-harumafuji-scandal-ydc-nsk-special-meetings-and-report/
  15. Hakuho misconduct (split from Basho Talk Kyushu 2017)

    I'm wondering if Hakuho didn't know that HMF was planning to retire once the scandal went into overdrive, and in his ringside yusho interview made a last-ditch public plea to his friend and rival to gambarize.