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  1. Premier Fantasy Football

    Just saw this. I'm joining :)
  2. Ex-Wakashimazu grave injury

    I'm torn between giving the "Like" for Nishonoseki-oyakata's continued improvement, or for the unexpected and delightful sight of his stunning daughter on this nonchalant Jakarta morning. *sigh.......*
  3. Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I thought it was hilarious fun. I'm not a sumo veteran fan nor am I a total newbie fan too, but I was one of the many who yelled/typed "MAWASHIII!" just because it was the funnest thing to do at that particular moment, smiling so gleefully as I saw the chatroom exploded. Same feeling like when watching football live at the stadium : lots of not-really-clever verbal outburts and whatnot, but the emotion was palpable and you get swept along with it. And of course the quality of the banter will be totally different over there than in this forum, where we have time to edit and consider our responses. I use both and loving it.
  4. Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Or just the fact that for the naked eye during the heat of the moment, both touched the ground at almost exactly the same time and simply too close too call, thus the torinaoshi as a fair outcome of the monoii. I'm not sure how much the video shinpan have a say in the matter in this case, but I'd like to think even the both rikishis feel a rematch is the best decision.
  5. Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    From now on everytime I see a rikishi get Tochinosin-ed multiple times by the banzuke committee, I'm going to say, "That guy's a future Ozeki for sure".
  6. Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    There's little to no point being a little bit better than the worst current active sumo wrestler around, no? Unless you're looking to live in Japan while not paying for meals and lodging. Mind you, I have a sneaky suspicion I would still lose to Hattorizakura in an arm-wrestle or amy strength contests....
  7. Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Wow Tochi-Ichi....I was almost as out of breath as Tochi was at the end of the bout! Was ooh-and-aahing and banging the table so hard watching the recap my wife was giving me dirty looks.
  8. Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Watching day 6's opening Makuuchi bout made me quite sad... I remember when I started watching ozumo about two years ago both combatants were sanyaku mainstays and were at the peak of their powers. Such a rough sport...
  9. Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    What's more impressive than Endo's balance is his sheer strength of his left hand grip on Ichinojo's mawashi during the attempted push/throw down. That steadfast grip enabled him to use it as a pivot to resist Ichinojo. Imagine a 200+ kg guy trying to topple you down by gripping your belt from behind while simultaneously pushing your head down with his other hand, and all you have is your left hand holding onto the lower half of his slippery silk belt. Gripping stuff!
  10. Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Endo! He's deceptively very balanced, isn't he? If he lost it would have been reversed by hair-pull, right?
  11. Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    He was crushing it in 2017, then he took an arrow in the knee....
  12. Wakaichiro from Texas

    The tokoyamas who are doing his hair must be running out of bintsuke pretty fast...
  13. Oh! Sumo Exhibition overview

    That last photo of the figurines, they look very well done, no? How much are they each?
  14. Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I believe Shimanoumi was just trying to find an area where he will ge the most assured grip on the upper body. It just happened to be the underside of Mitoryu's left mammae. Speaking of fondling, I wonder where Kagayaki gets fondled more, on the dohyo or in bed....
  15. Funny videos and photos of rikishi at play

    Thanks! Omg Random doofus Oh how time flies...