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  1. Doreen Simmons' Passing

    Very sad news. Swami
  2. Sumo Wrestlers Featured in Movies

    Sadanoyama was in the James Bond film "You Only Live Twice". Swami
  3. Hello everyone from NE England

    Hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
  4. Ohayo from Ohio

    Hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
  5. Greetings From Hampshire

    Hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
  6. Should-have-been Y/O

    Asahifuji was the first one to suffer as a result of the Futahaguro debacle, between 1988 and mid 1989 his records were consistently strong. You could argue that after March 1989 he could have been promoted (Kyushu 1988 12-3 runner up, Hatsu 1989 play-off runner-up, Haru 1989 runner-up) although in the case of March 1989 his win on the last day over Chiyonofuji was by default after Chiyonofuji withdrew due to dislocated shoulder during win over Onokuni on day 14. Only when he won consecutive yusho in May/July 1990 did Asahifuji finally get promoted. Swami
  7. Rijikai elections results on hold

    April 1 is April Fool's Day and it is the trend for all sorts of false news stories to break out. Swami
  8. Should-have-been Y/O

    Kitao was promoted so to let Hoshi (Hokutoumi) get promoted to ozeki, they were very reluctant to promote a sixth ozeki at that time. Swami
  9. Futagoyama-beya coming back

    Good luck to him as he embarks on this new challenge! Swami
  10. Should-have-been Y/O

    Wakanohana (III) would have been better off staying at ozeki, possibly Onokuni too. In many ways Konishiki was the author of his own misfortune, had he kept tighter control on his weight his chances of promotion would have been better. But at the time of his final two yusho he was still losing repeatedly to the likes of Akinoshima and Tochinowaka, and, as much as I liked Konishiki, he was not a technician. The one I would have liked to seen promoted to yokozuna had he had a bit more determination was Hokutenyu. Swami
  11. Hiya

    Hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
  12. Happy Birthday, Kotononami

    Happy birthday and hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
  13. AA birthday today.......

    Congratulations and hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
  14. Happy Birthday, Takanorappa!

    Happy birthday and hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
  15. Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Surely Orora must be a candidate for retirement shortly? He has looked nothing short of pathetic this tournament so far. Swami