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    Art, Music, Film, Sumo, Boxing


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    Hakuho Tochinoshin Baraki

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  1. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Yup. Give up back to back kinboshi and then pull out of the tournament. Not like he's getting paid anyway. The only thing that would make it better is if he decided to go home to Mongolia for onsen treatment of his toe.
  2. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I find it deliciously ironic that Hakuho is handing out kinboshi while going without pay.
  3. Hatsu 2018 tickets

    Last time that I didn't have tickets for one of the days I wanted to attend was in January 2015. I got to the Kokugikan very early and got in line. Got a ticket and was fine. The seats are for the very back row, but I could see the action just fine. I had tickets for the other days. But getting tickets has gotten increasingly harder. This past January (2016) I bought 6 seats for my friends and I and NONE of them were next to each other. In 2013 I was able to buy 4 tickets all together with no problem. But the times have changed.
  4. 21 Hatsu 18, The Results

    1. A 2. A 3. B 4. A 5. A 6. B 7. B 8. B 9. B 10. A 11. B 12. B 13. B 14. B 15. A 16. B 17. B 18. B 19. B 20. A 21. A CT3
  5. Takanohana-devil's advocate

    I became a sumo fan when Takanohana was Yokozuna. Living in the States, I had no access to any real information about his personality outside of what was seen on the dohyo. I liked Akebono and Musashimaru as well, but Takanohana was my favorite Yokozuna. Sumo coverage stopped being shown in the States and I drifted away from the sport. I started following sumo again (thanks to the Internet) during the tail end of Asashoryu's reign. It was only then that I read about Takanohana's family issues, perceived eccentricity, etc. None of that really changed my perception of him; I retained my fond memories of his performances on the dohyo. But I'll admit that as a result of this recent "scandal", I find it increasingly hard to continue to view him favorably.
  6. Harumafuji scandal thread- part 2

    This entire thing has left a bad taste with me as well. I usually travel to Japan in January to take in some of the Basho but I'm skipping it this year. Now I'm just feeling lucky that I got to see Harumafuji 6 times before his sudden retirement. Gonna miss his dohyo iri....
  7. January 2018 ticket sales

    I made my usual January trip for sumo this year (was there for Kisenosato's first yusho), but will likely skip it for 2018. Glad I already bought a Harumafuji tegata.
  8. Hakuho's dominance to continue?

    I hope that recent developments inspire Hakuho to go on an extended ass-kicking spree.
  9. Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    I appreciate seeing greatness and excellence in action. Michael Jordan, Floyd Mayweather, Hakuho. I never tire or get bored of watching athletes that are absolute masters of their chosen craft.
  10. I feel sorry for the remainder of Hakuho's opponents this basho....
  11. 21 Kyushu 17 - The Results

    LOL! Missed the deadline again!
  12. Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Wait. Are we really comparing recent newcomer Kagayaki to Hakuho?
  13. Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Baruto is the rikishi that finally taught me to have a wait and see attitude. I was pretty certain that he would become a Yokozuna. But then the knee injuries...
  14. Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Hakuho looked like he was having fun out there. I love watching him do his thing.
  15. BASHO TALK -- Natsu 2017 -- SPOILERS

    That really sucks. Boody just can't seem to catch a break!