Regular Members
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

104 Excellent

About Ack!

  • Rank
  • Birthday February 6

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Tacoma WA, USA
  • Interests
    Surviving at work :), music (all kinds except pop), cards, dominoes, board games, weather, skiing, jogging, Civ4 and SUMO!


  • Heya Affiliation
  • Favourite Rikishi
    Yoshikaze, Ura, Mitakeumi, Tochinoshin

Recent Profile Visitors

1,985 profile views
  1. Ack!

    Preparations of the Y/O Haru 2019

    Well, I caught the humor in it anyway...
  2. Ack!

    Banzuke for Haru 2019

    While the subject of former sekitori held a good deal of interest over the last few bashos, with all of the returnees there isn't a whole lot left, IMO. I think the one story of interest is Masunoyama's second return to Makushita. Hopefully he will be more successful this time. Fujiazuma is on the verge of a return after a two-year absence, but I found myself asking, "who is that?" The noteworthy names are all still on a downward trend, and I don't see any immediate sign of a significant reversal for any of them -- not that I would mind being pleasantly surprised if that should happen! I'm happy to celebrate the return of my "hometown" boy Daiseido, shusshin from Hachinohe-shi. Congratulations on a hard-fought promotion from Ms2e to Ms1w to Ms1e and finally to Juryo! Ganbatte!
  3. And that, my friends, is the type of analysis you won't get anywhere else but here!
  4. The last 3 cases of 13-2 at J11 ended up in Makuuchi. I know history is not the only consideration...
  5. I'm expecting a Shimanoumi for Chiyoshoma exchange. Yutakayama will benefit from the return of M17e. Also, there are going to be a lot of new eager young faces at the top of Makushita next basho!
  6. This has probably almost certainly been asked/answered elsewhere, but if Takakeisho is promoted to ozeki after this basho, how will he rank among youngest ozeki promotees?
  7. Ack!

    Future is bright (U20 rikishi)

    The "Wall" has also been on hiatus for some time...
  8. Ack!

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    So I'm waiting for the "I survived Hatsu 2019" T-shirts...
  9. Ack!

    Salary raise

    That is a pretty slim allowance, as I have heard -- first time I've seen actual figures. Thanks for the info!
  10. Ack!

    Salary raise

    Bimonthly, as in every 2 months, or semimonthly = twice a month?
  11. Day 14 -- it threw me off for a minute
  12. How about an article specifically about Toyonoshima with the above in mind? That way there is a happy ending!
  13. Ack!

    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    If there were power rankings for sumo, I think Takakeisho and my long-time favorite Tochiozan would be on top right now, which would go under the category of "whodathunkit?"
  14. Ack!

    Juryo promotion pics Kyushu 18

    Omedeto Toyonoshima!