Faustonowaka

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    sumo movies page

    Excellent work on the vids! (Shaking head...) Like the new format too, much better. (Sign of approval)
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    Taihou Oyakata speaks to Rohou

    Allready found a volunteer! :'-(
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    Taihou Oyakata speaks to Rohou

    Does anyone offer these DVD's for sale on the forum? Or do they have to be purchased via the above link? (dont know any Japanese so wasnt able to figure that out :'-( )
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    One Last Match

    Post-match comments from Hulk Hogan May 1, 2005 WWE.com: How did it feel to get back into the ring tonight? Hulk Hogan: To get back in the ring and see the posters and the whole building wearing red and yellow just blew my mind. And of course, there was the reception of the Hulkamaniacs. That was overwhelming. The fans were just unbelievable, man. WWE.com: How was it to work with Shawn Michaels as your tag team partner? Hulk Hogan: Shawn Michaels is a tremendous athlete and working with him was worth the price of admission alone for me. When Shawn and I realized we were on the same page, we just sucked it all in. More important than winning the match was realizing that Shawn Michaels had my back and he really is my friend. That was the main thing tonight that really blew me away. WWE.com: Prior to the match, Muhammad Hassan and Daivari said that Hulkamania was going to die. Tonight, you and HBK proved them wrong. Hulk Hogan: Brother, they were dead wrong about that. Did they hear the Hulkamaniacs after the match? I
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    One Last Match

    Just saw on www.wwe.com that the Hulkster accepted an invitation from Shawn Michaels to compete with him in a tag team match, next Sundays at Backlash. Despite being recently enshrined in the Hall Of Fame, Hogan wants to wrestle one last time "for the Heart Break Kid, for the Nation and for the millions of Hulkamaniacs" (Whistling...) I wonder who else had The Hulkster as an idol in the 80's and 90's, like me!! :-D
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    Snooker World Championship

    there is a new Murphy's law: Everything that can go right will go right, as long as you believe in yourself!! :-D Incredible how a 150/1 qualifier can win the World Championship. It would be like Chiyohakuho winning the Makuuchi Yusho (Sign of approval) He deserved it, never seen anyone strike the cueball that good :-S It was also nice to see nearly all of the former World Champions at the beginning of the last session, welcoming the 2 finalists. Without O'Suillivan, whitch again shows his sportsmanship (Sign of disapproval) The road is wide open for Murphy now!!
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    One Last Match

    Well, Hogan and Michaels won. I wonder if Hogan will continue on WWE afther this, if you ask me he will!!
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    Happy birthday Faustonowaka!

    Thanks a lot guys!! Just recieved my banzuke and tegata as a birthday present in the mail (Sign of approval)
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    Snooker World Championship

    O Sullivan wont retire nor take a year off. He allways says something like that when he loses in the World Championship... About his match vs Ebdon, the most hilarious part was when he kept asking the audience what time it was while Ebdon was at the table :-O He certainly is the most natural gifted player ever but when it comes to sportmanship (Sign of disapproval) Anyone of the four remaining semi-finalists has a chance to become the Champion now, but I favor Ebdon since he has been there before in 2003. Stevens also has a big advantage with his 5th samifinal in 6 years but he often cant handle the pressure in this stage of the tournament. Maybe his flashy red hair wil distract his opponetnts just enough :-| And if Murphy continues his supreme potting, he can become a 150 to 1 champion too ;-) Settle down please!!!
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    GUESS THE KOTOMITSUKI

    10-5 no yes day 12 KaioU Tamanoshima Yes Maegashira 8 West
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    Snooker World Championship

    Hendry is still the number 2 on the world rankings, last year he was trashed by O Sullivan in the semis indeed but the year before he narrowly lost the final 17-18 to Ebdon. He ceartainly has lost some of his aura he had in the early 90's but I think he can still win plenty of tournaments. Jimmy White is still Jimmy White. On a good day he can beat everyone but when he loses concentration he can also lose against anyone. Despite winning the Players Championship last year I dont think he has a lot more up his sleeve. And with the scores 4-12 in favor of Stevens, it looks like he will have to wait another year to claim the world championship. Steve Davis never retired as far as I know, but when you are 47 years old and have allready won 6 championships I can assume that there are more important things in life than winning a game of snooker. Never count him out 'tough. Concerning the newcomers, the only important newcomer I can see for the last couple of years is Stephen Maguire (now world number 3) who lost to O Sullivan in round one. All the other top 16 players have been around for years. Snooker on BBC2 tops Eurosport I think, nothing equals those guys in the commentary box!!
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    Snooker World Championship

    In snooker, you never know... Dott, last years finalist, lost in the first round, O'Sullivan barely survived the first round too, and now Davis reaches the Quarters for the first time in 10 years (Sign of approval) with a sensational comeback. If he is put against Murphy I can see him going to the Semis, Higgins will be too difficult. And IF White wins against Stevens the Crucible will explode when he faces his nemesis Hendry in the next round.
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    Snooker World Championship

    The one that amazes me the most is The Golden Nugget, aka Steve Davis. Being able to compete at that level at his age (47) is unbelievable, even more when you know he has nothing left to prove. He reached round 2, let's see how far he can get... And what about Jimmy White, the People's Champion. This weekends match vs Stevens will sure be something!!
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    The Flemish Lion (Vlaamse Leeuw) This song was written in July 1845 by Hippoliet Van Peene (1811-1864) and Karel Miry (1823-1889). Since 1985 it is the official anthem of the Flemish Community (Dutch speaking part of Belgium). The Flemish Lion, black on a yellow field, has since long been THE symbol of Flanders For the song, follow the link: (Sign of approval) http://www.snps.be/vlaamsel.htm (Sign of approval)
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    Free Banzuke

    None (Whistling...)
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    Pictures at an Exhibition

    This pic was in my newspaper today. However, the comment said: "grand champion Buyuzan ;-) lifting up some children"
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    Akebono leaves for Wrestlemania

    From WWE.com: Big Show had never been in a Sumo Match before. And his inexperience clearly hurt him. Akebono, a former Grand Champion, defeated Show at WrestleMania, using his experience and savvy to toss Show out of the circle and ultimately the ring. After a long standoff to start the match, Show held his own for a few minutes, even lifting the giant Akebono off his feet, before Akebono was able to gain some leverage and send 493 pounds of Big Show flying. Big Show and Akebono exchanged a respectful handshake after the match as Show was humble in defeat.
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    Kensho Standings (Haru 2005)

    I think that on the final day of the basho, the winners of the last 3 matches recieve arrows, a bow string and a bow respectivly. Normally the first of those 3 matches is a Sekiwake vs Sekiwake-bout, so Hakuho got the arrows. I think it has nothing to do with the number of kensho placed on the match.
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    Akebono leaves for Wrestlemania

    http://www.wwe.com/shows/wrestlemania21/ma...how_akebono.jsp
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    where can I find stats of retired rikishi?

    Try these: http://www.sumoinfo.de/Ex-Rikishi/ex-rikishi.html http://www.hakkeyoi.net/rikishi.html http://www.szumo.hu/stat/index.html
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    basho pictures

    For the pics: day 2: http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=5590 day 1: http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=5578 Also, you kan visit banzuke.com ( http://www.banzuke.com/~movies/haru2005/movies.html ) for some of the Makuuchi (as well as Juryo and upper Makushita) bouts or try the NSK livestream link on top of this page (from around 8h to 10h each morning Belgian time, excellent to see some of Takamisakari's warming-up frantics)
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    Haru Basho Winner

    Another Zensho Yusho for the Yokozuna if you ask me... ;-)
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    Edit

    This is the "Flemish Lion" Flanders is the northern part of Belgium, the language is Dutch (a slightly different variant of the Dutch used in Holland). Its origin dates back to the middle ages where it was the symbol of the Counts of Flanders, the rulers of the country in that time. In the "Guldensporenslag", an epic battle between the Flemish and the French in 1302, the then count of flanders and his army claimed victory over the French, despite being outnumbered 15 to 1. On that occasion the count earned the nickname The Lion of Flanders. Since then the flag also symbolizes the Flemisch strive for independance from the French (Wallon) "occupancy". In the 1990`s, Belgium became a federal state (in casu devided in Flanders, Brussels Capital and Wallonie) thus allowing the Flemish to choose their own flag again. Obviusly the Flemish gouvernment opted for the Flemisch Lion. An extreme-right party, the Vlaams Belang (formerly known as Vlaams Blok), a party that want a completely independant Flanders, also uses the lion as their symbol, but their lion is completely black with black claws and a black tongue.
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    Test

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    Hakuho

    For most of your questions, follow this link: http://www.hakkeyoi.net/query.html?columns...o=4&show_form=0