Katooshu

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  1. Katooshu

    July basho?

    It will happen
  2. Katooshu

    Rikishi Families In Attendance?

    Mitakeumi's mom has been a great supporter, even as an amateur she was there with large groups screaming for him (in orange). Vs some random doofus in 2012 Speaking of family in attendance, this video and hundreds of others were filmed by Shiraishi's father, who filmed dozens of his son's amateur competitions is one of the best sources of amasumo video (though his son turning pro seems to have led to a hiatus or retirement from that).
  3. Katooshu

    New Takanofuji Scandal

    Usually I feel a touch of sadness when I see that an ex-rikishi is going to try MMA, but in this case I'm all for him getting punched.
  4. Katooshu

    AR Sumo Game - Sort Of

    Interesting....thanks for sharing
  5. I imagine that being obese and having diabetes didn't help...unfortunately rikishi are generally very unhealthy.
  6. Katooshu

    Favorite Yokozuna? Past And Present

    Kisenosato Also Akebono. in his prime one of the most daunting and intimidating rikishi I've seen, the pinnacle of oshi blasting, and without being a total dickhead like similarly intimidating Asashoryu.
  7. 3-7ish 'feels' about right to me in a series of 10 matches. I don't think anyone would blank Akebono at his best, but these two have enough technique and strength to exploit long tall 'Bono's weaknesses more often than not. I also think that, while Hak is undoubtedly the most accomplished rikishi ever, prime Asa was very close in quality to prime Hak.
  8. Obviously mobility would be an issue, but vs an NHL player I think pretty much everyone thrown into goal like that would struggle to stop anything. It takes a while just to get used to the pads (the first time I wore pads I felt like a mummy) and masks (they obscure vision and make breathing more difficult), and picking up the finer points of goaltending takes years. On another note, I must applaud the mental strength of goaltenders in all sports who persevere in the position. It's a super high-pressure role where your mistakes are more visible, where you are prone to undeserved blame, and where it's easy to overlook your contributions when it's others who score the goals.
  9. Pretty good record of pro success there, especially from 89-94!
  10. Katooshu

    Wall of Boxes!

    That was great, thanks for sharing
  11. Katooshu

    Banzuke for Natsu(?) 2020

    Sumo with face masks anyone?
  12. Katooshu

    Does Asashoryu Still Have It?

    Last I heard of him doing sumo was in preparation for a TV match vs Kotomitsuki in 2017, which he won. Kinta posted about him getting the better of Kaisei in keiko: "Asashouryuu trained at Tomozuna beya today, facing Kaisei. "I beat him 10 out 14 times,"said the ex-Yokozuna. Reminder-Kaisei now weighs 205 kilos.. Asa seems to have gotten a lot of confidence from this training session. as reported earlier the rules are no harite, no henka at the tachiai, no kachiage. Other than that, regular sumo rules apply. All participants will don a mawashi. "
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    University Banzuke 2019

    I hope at least part of the year is salvaged, Nakamura was on track that first year for a college career right up there with the all-time amateur greats!
  14. Katooshu

    University Banzuke 2019

    The Kariya final got a bit tense there before the 3rd match finally started! That's always a very exciting moment in amasumo--championship team match tied at 1-1 or 2-2 and everything riding on the last pairing.
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    Corona and sumo

    Incidentally, after the longest ever period of there being no professional boxing, a pro card is finally scheduled again to take place this week in Nicaragua. I think that country has been pretty lax with precautions though.