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Benevolance last won the day on May 5 2016

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  1. Benevolance

    Hakuhou injured-Kyushu crisis looms

    I was going to suggest we go with "wily veteran Kintamayama" but arriving after a page of fluff posting, I'm not sure it's even topical anymore.
  2. Benevolance

    Hakuhou injured-Kyushu crisis looms

    Actually, that begs a question: the start of the 2020 olympics overlap with what would be the final three days of Nagoya 2020 basho; does anyone know if the plans are to truncate or relocate or skip that tournament?
  3. Benevolance

    Hakuhou injured-Kyushu crisis looms

    Wow. So it's likely he misses Kyushu. My guess is he'll skip the next one because that would seem reasonable and why rush things since Kise missed seven, and maaaybe come back for March, leaving him just 8 basho to the Olympics.
  4. Benevolance

    Aurora breaks the record and Aki weigh-in

    Go big or then go home.
  5. Benevolance

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Perhaps he enjoys the sumo lifestyle?
  6. Benevolance

    Oosunaarashi to join Rizin MMA

    Maybe he can borrow Kotoshogiku's bicycle to do some cardio?
  7. Benevolance

    Harumafuji danpatsushiki

    It's a cover up. The real reason was:
  8. Benevolance

    Takanohana resigns

    So, to sum up, the Czech government was putting diplomatic pressure on the YDC to get Takanohana ousted from Prime Minister Abe's cabinet but the faxes weren't legible so Takanohana had to send from Chiganoura's email which caused the uproar. #nailedit
  9. Benevolance

    Sumo at Olympic Games

    They were unsuccessful in convincing the Olympic committee to include sumo as an event, so there will be no medals.
  10. Benevolance

    Takanohana resigns

    I'd change the post, but getting the Czechs involved means this is an international conspiracy which is better gossip.
  11. Benevolance

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    If memory serves, Goeidou had a minor injury towards the end of his ozeki run but stuck it out for the wins (fighting spirit), and it was three or four tournaments before he started to look better, then he got injured again and started the on-again, off-again kadoban parade. His ozeki run included 2 wins over Hakuho, which is the * on his 32 win promotion. I don't think people appreciate the significance of that fact at that time. Hakuho lost a total of *nine times* in 2014, and 3 of those losses were to Goeidou, including twice during Goeidou's ozeki-run. Goiedou's consistency as a sekiwake made it pretty clear he could handle the promotion, and his record as ozeki since isn't the best but isn't the worst. I like to rag on him a bit because he's my wife's favorite rikishi, and I bought his tegata. And, frankly, he could be very good, if the good Goeidou could consistently show up. But hey, that's every rikishi with a history of injuries. tldr; he's not as good as first-half Kaio, but he's clearly better than second-half Kaio. Plus, he can beat Hakuho.
  12. Benevolance

    Takanohana resigns

    Hmm. Will Takatouriki be Takanoyama's inside track to the puroresu circuit..? STAY TUNED.
  13. Benevolance

    Takanohana resigns

    Is this going to turn into a "You can't quit because we're firing you!" schtick?
  14. Benevolance

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I'm certainly glad that Ikioi managed to turn this basho around in the last week.
  15. Benevolance

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    That, uh, went about as expected, I suppose.