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  1. Koorifuu

    Insulting Column Making Fun of Shikona

    The worst thing on that article is how he calls rikishi "sumos".
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    Banzuke for Haru 2024

    Tsukahara often shows good enough skill, but he seems to fall apart right when it's crunch time. Onosato might have benefited from the speculated unwritten rule that toriteki whose schedules are made harder due to being in yusho contention usually end up receiving a generous bump.
  3. Maybe he can bring in Miyagino as an affiliated oyakata, then!
  4. I didn't consider this, but that's not that unlikely. Highly spectaculative however, of course.
  5. I can't wrap my head around one thing in particular. Miyagino is a smart man, so he must understand the shaky position he was put in. Why risk it all by choosing to turn a blind eye to all of this? There's three possibilities in my mind. He was overconfident to a stratospheric level, thinking nobody could touch him He thought he had all his deshi on a tight enough leash that nobody would dare speak against him when confronted by the investigations He's got some dirt on the NSK and knew he wouldn't be thrown out, despite outwardly appearances All three are interesting on their own way.
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    New recruits March 2024

    That's taken quite the twist since, hasn't it? Turns out Hokuseiho's version of Snow White was more like Rammstein's take! (ref: look up "Rammstein - Sonne" on YouTube)
  7. To think it looked like going to Nishonoseki wasn't his choice...
  8. I hope he takes the Toyota Century with him.
  9. Incredibly lighthearted considering the situation, but there's definitely a "wallet beneath the mawashi" joke somewhere.
  10. This certainly wasn't on my bingo card.
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    GTB invitation- March 2024 - Results!

    Not particularly. Kototebakari and Hananoumi both have 56 wins, Wakanosho 53, and Daiseizan has no make-koshi yet - he would likely be ahead of them all if he hadn't missed two basho with, a broken hand I think it was. As ever, upper Makushita will be the real proving grounds, although Wakanosho was make-koshi in January so he won't be there just yet. Other two from the same maezumo crop: Kotokenryu (55 wins, Hatsu 3-4 ms14) and Toseiryu (52 wins, Hatsu 3-4 ms24) A very strong class overall. All of the above skyrocketed to upper makushita, and there's only one single exception across that entire shindeshi field. Nobody seems to be able to move from there, however. Kototebakari has done the best so far, with one basho in the makushita joi zone.
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    That's not what I meant, if anything I've been supportive of Hakuho's efforts as an oyakata and of the belief he shouldn't be on any kind of watchlist. My statement would apply to any pair of rikishi with similar status and age. Say... Let's say that Hidenoyama's first two recruits would be given Kisenoshogiku and Kotonosato, pretty much like Kakuryu's two deshi are a mishmash of his own shikona & Miyagino's. That'd be screaming out Kisenosato, no matter how you look at it. The most likely possibility is that it'd simply be a homage to someone he looked up to while active, but would it be unrealistic for people to speculate that maybe this meant Hidenoyama was associating / trying to associate himself to Nishonoseki in some way?
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    I feel like Otowayama should have been a bit more careful with those shikona, lest people speculate he's closely associating himself with Miyagino. Unless that REALLY is happening and out in the open. It feels a bit over the top if it's just paying homage to someone he respects.
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    1st Hakuho Dreamgirls cup 2024

    Uncanny resemblance, innit. No doubts on the biological father's identity whatsoever!
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    Ichinojo intai

    Looks like it was a perfectly respectable danpatsu shiki after all, glad to see.