Atenzan

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    What we do in our off-time

    Speaking of off-time activities, I still haven't given up my childhood dream quite yet, which is becoming a professional pool player. I was probably on track to achieve that by 2024ish until Covid set me about a year back- currently fighting to get back in form. I won a nice little 8-ball tournament today in Athens, suitably happy with myself. If I can turn pro for a year or two in future at some point and then go back to pursuing a "normal career", I'll be thrilled.
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Yes, that's my "nerd shelf". Some nice stuff there.
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Peter isn't going outdoors on his own anytime soon, I'm afraid: he was born with only one eye and he can't see out of the other.
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    I love cats with human names, my own cat is called Peter :)
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Takakeishou finally looked like an Ozeki facing a lowly opponent today.
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    Trivia bits

    You have to go back seventeen and a half years to Haru 04 to get a makuuchi banzuke without a current (Aki 21) makuuchi rikishi on it- but more than thirty years to get one that doesn't include a current makuuchi shikona. Can you figure out whose fault this is?
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    What we do in our off-time

    Since I didn't get an invite to this concert, I resorted to playing hockey on rollerskates and terrorise the local population. Tonight, I am fondly remembering the one I did attend as I examine my newest bruises.
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    Takagenji Caught Smoking Weed

    Does this actually work? I thought the people who suggested this were blowing smoke up my arse.. Anyway, as Jakusotsu et al. said, I'm not sad to see him go, but it isn't because he smoked weed.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Posts like this (not singling you out!) got me thinking- I felt similarly cheated and disappointed after Hakuhou henka'd Harumafuji for a yusho decider, which I think was a kettei-sen but could have been a honwari day 15 bout. But then sumo moved on, Hakuhou remained in the picture and I slowly warmed up to him again. With his antics this time around, I doubt he'll be around for long enough to mend his reputation, and I honestly don't think I want him to. It's just a crying shame that these two days are going to be sitting on the top of the memory pile of such a brilliant rikishi.
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    Preparations of the Y/Os - Nagoya 2021

    Didn't know that The Kyokai had been fixing Guess Kitanofuji's Aite that long ago.
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    Hokuseiho - Shot at a record?

    I think whoever keeps track of the records should do well to consider that in only six of his seven basho was Hokuseihou actually allowed to fight.
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    Trivia bits

    Last time we had multiple unbeaten makuuchi rikichi after day... 5, 6: 2021.01 7: 2020.11 8, 9: 2020.07 10: 2018.09 11: 2016.05
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    The Bench Euros 2020 (taking place in 2021)

    Apparently it was his first penalty kick for his senior career... madness.
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    The Bench Euros 2020 (taking place in 2021)

    I dedicate this victory to the random dice-rolling that gave me my third choice of representative team and therefore got me Italy as my C-team. Couldn't have done it without you.
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    Game - Guess this R-I-K-I-S-H-I-'S Acronym

    His origin seldom helps overshadow rants yielded unsparingly.
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    The Bench Euros 2020 (taking place in 2021)

    Funny you should say that, after the last penalty when the English players were embracing each other I kept remembering Flintoff and Brett Lee in 2005, and missing that sport I care more about.
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    The Bench Euros 2020 (taking place in 2021)

    Congratulations to Italy - my heart goes out to the England keeper Pickford who was standing on his head all night long. The Italy goal to make it 1-1 was most definitely not his fault, and he saved two penalties. His team let him down.
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    The Bench Euros 2020 (taking place in 2021)

    All-Greek final for the Plate... what a disgrace!
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    The Bench Euros 2020 (taking place in 2021)

    My crystal ball, in this sport at least, is quite murky- I rarely watch it. I often listen to it these days though; I've been living within earshot of Panathinaikos' stadium for the past three years.
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    The Bench Euros 2020 (taking place in 2021)

    Asked Shounokuni, whom I've been texting during matches this tournament, if losing the Saucer final would be an acceptable price to pay to see England play in the final. "Yes", came the instant reply. "That's only because you're English", I said. "At least I've seen my national team win something before." Shounokuni hasn't replied yet.
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    Nagoya 2021 kyujo list

    That's a SumoDB thing, I think- there's some posts about it in the relevant thread.
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    The Bench Euros 2020 (taking place in 2021)

    Just sent you Shounokuni's lineup via forum PM
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    I'm impressed with the maturity in Terunofuji's sumo today. He went back to his old double-outside power move in the end, but only after trying hard to get an inside grip and fight more conventionally. And obviously his old power-move worked. He knows it's an asset that on his day he can overpower *any*one, but he has learned that it's not wise to try and overpower *every*one.
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    The Bench Euros 2020 (taking place in 2021)

    Same here... do you live in Gyzi, by any chance? :P
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    The Bench Euros 2020 (taking place in 2021)

    I'm just feeling very fortunate that Italy is my counterbalance team.