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  1. Arn

    March basho 2021

    Aaargh...the influence of Hiro Morita?!! I dont think I have ever heard that expresion somewhere else, but he uses it at least once in every broadcast, if not more. Soon you will start talking about running out of real estate too...
  2. Arn

    New Takanofuji Scandal

    Ok, not their entire lifes apparently. But still, from 15. A large part of his young life. My point is the same.
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    New Takanofuji Scandal

    He brought it on himself and he doesn't seem like a pleasant person. And the JSA had to make a point of puniching that behaviour to make it stop. But still, I feel a little bad for him in the end... His entire life has been dedicated to sumo. It's all he has been doing growing up, to the point of even transforming his body into what is best for wrestling. He was good at it, and was, baring injury, almost guaranted a succesfull career with lots of money and status. Now its all gone, before it really started, and he probably has no idea what he is going to do instead. The money he got is I believe something like the equivalent of half a years normal salery (which he probably blew on his lawyers). And meanwhile his twin brother will still have all that which he has just been denied. The greater his brothers succes the worse he will probably feel his own failure.
  4. Arn

    Unusual happenings in Haru 2018

    Is it really that hard to imagine a reason? He probably just wanted to avoid bringing too much attention to himself from journalists.
  5. Arn

    Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Is there any specific reason for this change, because Satonofuji is not retiring? Or is it normal to change the twirler now and then? Satanofuji had that function for quite a while, right?
  6. Arn

    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Dapeng seems to be going for the rare 0-15 record in this thread!
  7. I was goin to ask the same question as Kawabata, seems like a quite hard career end.
  8. I would imagine he is at the center of a pretty bad drinking culture, but still hard to understand how a man of his age and his standing allows himself to get blackout-drunk like that.
  9. Arn

    Banzuke for Hatsu 2018

    Haha, that is a bit funny, but I am happy for him :) Kyokutaisei is now ranked juryo 1, and hopefully ony one kachi-koshi from makuuchi.
  10. Arn

    Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    And Hakuho wins again...unfortunately it feels like the three last bashos was almost won on walkover since most top-guys dropped out. I feel that fact also has a lot to do with the success of many of the newer guys. These bashos should have been golden opportunities for somebody like Goeido, before he gets overtaken by a younger generation.
  11. Arn

    BASHO TALK -- Natsu 2017 -- SPOILERS

    Tamawashi seems to relatively quietly have established himself at Sekiwake. 9-3 now and his third KK in a row at Sekiwake. The next Ozeki (after Takaysu)?
  12. Also a nice win for Kakuryu. An equal 10-5 compared to Harumafuji instead of two behind, while also beating both of the other Yokozunas. Add Hakuhos absence and he is not so obviously yokozuna #4, the spot to avoid. Edit: ups, mixed up the records (changed this now).
  13. Wow, what a comeback from Kisenosato! And what a strange ending to this basho! This is exactly the stuff the japanese love, what ever happens in the rest of his career he will always have this triumph to fall back on. That was karma for Terunofuji. In a way maybe its good for him, I think a lot of people will have any easier time forgetting that terrible henka against Kotoshogiku now. Speaking of Kotoshogiku, he ended up with nine wins instead of ten, tough. That twelvt win for Takayasu migth be very important next basho.
  14. I think that might be the best way to deal with it (making statements and threatening with consqences). If it really did effect a potential promotion I am sure others would be carefull in a similar situation.