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    E a

    Hi there, my name is Rodrigo, a 26 years old guy from Curitiba, Brazil. (is there anyone else from Brazil here? :) ) I've been following this forum (as a guest) for a few months, and today I decided it was time for me to be a part of it :) (oh, I don't know how to use the smileys very well, let's do a test ---> (Laughing...) ) I have a great interest regarding sumo, and the japanese culture generally speaking. Finally, I'm also on the sumo mailing list, and try to keep myself informed about sumo, reading about it regularly (more like daily :) ) Looking forward to take part on the new threads of this forum, Rodrigo
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    On the other hand, today's victory against Dejima can be described in one word: solid. Dejima is by no means small, but to my eyes, Toyonoshima completely overpowered him.
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    What are your professions?

    (a week later - I should read this more often) I'm a technical project manager @ Nokia. Was software developer for years before turning into the "dark side". My life-long dream is to be a history teacher for kids though, maybe one day I'll have the guts to do it :-)
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    Interesting trivia fact

    Taiho entered Makuuchi in 1960.01, and won his 17th Yusho in 1965.07 - five years and six months later. Asashoryu entered Makuuchi in 2001.01, and if he wins this tournament, he'll have won his 17th Yusho - five years and six months later. Still 15 Yushos to go, but a very good acomplishment so far. :-S (In jonokuchi...) B-)
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    Jyun Yusho Rikishi in the Aki

    I think you're right. he seems to be the best non-injured-rikishi.
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    Baruto in makushita

    First of all, thanks Yubiquitoyama and Doitsuyama for your reviews (Enjoying a beer...) I'm curious about your comment regarding Masatsukasa. Does a 4-3 record at Ms3w sounds better than 6-1 at Ms6e? IMHO, that makes promotion from Makushita to Juryo harder than (maybe) Joijin ranks! (well, that would be the "so called" Makushita wall many rikishis have trouble surpassing)
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    Baruto in makushita

    Given the likely demotees from Juryo, and the records for rikishis above Baruto in Makushita, do you guys expect him to earn a promotion to Juryo, if he wins his next two bouts? I'm not a Juryo promotion/demotion expert but, I would say so.
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    Sumo Fan Mag

    Great magazine, great idea! I specially like the "Rikishi of Old" section. Thanks a lot for your effort, guys (In a state of confusion...)
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    Featured Heya - Dewanoumi

    I am not worthy!!! (In a state of confusion...) This gotta be one of the best posts I've read in this forum! Thanks a lot, Susanoo! (Showing respect...)
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    Happy Birthday, Kinta!

    Feliz anivers
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    Day 1 kyujo

    Awwww... sad news :-O Does anyone knows if he is seriously injured?
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    The same happened to my brother, here in Brazil, so I guess this really must be a global issue.
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    Kanji Shikona

    I would greatly appreciate if someone could guess a kanji for my shikona. Unfortunately, it is not even japanese related, so I understand it may be hard to find a good one. Thanks in advance for the effort! (You are going off-topic...)
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    Sumo in K-1 and Pride

    (I hope I don't start a flame war with this post) Royce Gracie is not, and never was a fraud. Indeed he was badly beaten by Sakuraba two years ago, in the same fashion Sakuraba was beaten *four* times after that. (and I doubt you dare calling Sakuraba a "fraud" too) In his days, Royce Gracie defeated fighters much stronger and bigger than him, like Dan Severn, Kimo and Ken Shamrock(?). I was there, I saw him fighting - this guy just *can't* be a fraud. But for us brazilians, it is as shameful to watch this nonsense bout (with Royce Gracie putting shame on his surname), as it is for the japanese (and the rest of us) to watch Akebono put shame on his (fine) previous career. (Whistling...)
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    What will Hakuho's rank be in Jan 2006?

    Voted for Hakuho being in joi-jin ranks. I feel he has more raw power than then yokozuna had while at this same stage in his career - but to my eyes Hakuho fighting style is too injure prone, and I "kind of sense" he might be in trouble in the next few bashos. (I don't *want* that to happen... I just think it is reasonably likely :-( )
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    Featured rikishi - Miyabiyama

    I'm four days older than Miyabiyama. (I was born on July 24, 1977) :-) Kaio was born on July 24 too, but he is five years old than I am.
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    Who would you like for oyakata?

    Like most I voted for Kotonowaka. Not only because he *will* be an oykata in a few months, but because this guy has more than sufficiently proven himself as a great guide for young rikishis. Obviously it's too soon to say anything, but I firmly believe he can become one of the greatest oykatas of all times. On related matters, I also believe Sadogatake is going to be "the next" giant heya and he will lead this phenomen.
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    KaioU in Tokio

    Voted for 13 victories. I don't really think he will be able to achieve so many victories, but one can hope B-)
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    Featured rikishi - Miyabiyama

    That leads me to a question: I've heard sometime ago that he was one of the rikishis with worse muscle/fat percentages. Anyone has statistics on this? It would be nice to see his muscle/fat percentage before his injuries, right after he returned, and nowadays. Thanks in advance :-D
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    5 Dai-yokozuna?

    Well, for one, he never got promoted to yokozuna... I'm not an expert on ancient ozumo, but as far as I know, at that time an ozeki would not become yokozuna only based on his merits - you needed to belong to a powerful heya for that to happen - politics mattered more than technique.
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    Forum demographics strike again!

    I voted for "Indo-European: Romance", as I'm brazilian and, thus, a native speaker of portuguese. It's surprising to me that (at least until now) there are only three of us native speakers of romance languages. (Elenrian, me and (I guess) Phelix?)
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    Bart wins it..

    :-( Two losses in a row...... :-O Like people have been saying, that doesn't means Baruto just lost his "mojo" or something like this. But he *is* young, and it takes time to adapt and be able to defeat older/more experienced rikishis. For me, Baruto is Makuuchi (probably even Sanyaku) material, but he is not a demi god. No rikishi is (Whistling...)
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    Yokozunas and Ozekis

    Voted like everyone else (Kaio becomes Yokozuna) Not that I really think it will happen, but I would be glad to see him as a Yokozuna (Whistling...)
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    Next Ozeki?

    Voted for Wakanosato. My crystal ball says he will achieve 12 victories this basho, losing to Asashoryu and Kaio. Next basho he will "only" need to achieve 11 victories, so that shouldn't be a problem (Whistling...)