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  1. Injuries....

    No need to apologise to me. I doubt it was intended that way, but thought Asashosakari's original post came across as a bit po-faced. "Mods, please move this thread to Ozumo Discussions" would have done the job and let Fujisan know where it should go.
  2. Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    What an enjoyable basho! Very pleased to see Kakuryu finally get back-to-back yusho - all the doubters can now STFU. I'm giving up on trying to predict the next ozeki. None of us believed Takayasu could do it until he did, and I don't believe any of us had Tochinoshin on our radars either. I am very pleased for the big Georgian. Glad to see Mitakeumi back where he belongs. He could well make ozeki one day - but that's as much as I'm now willing to predict! I think Abi can be very satisfied with his 7-8 joi debut - no disgrace in that whatsoever.
  3. Videos Natsu 2018 - Days 1-15

    Many happy returns, Moti. Don't much care about the quality of the video today. Main thing is you showed me the action. Thank you very much as always.
  4. Kabu Question

    I'm not sure that's a safe assumption. Tochinoshin is a Georgian with a Georgian wife and child living in Georgia, which suggests to me that he has no intention of becoming a naturalised Japanese citizen. Still, as Asashosakari pointed out, as an ozeki he will have three post-intai years to change his mind.
  5. Videos Natsu 2018 - Days 1-15

    Not complaining, but you were missing the appropriate sound effect... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyAD87_zfek
  6. Videos Natsu 2018 - Days 1-15

    Pre-nakabi, too! @KintamayamaFor your failing memory (): Takanoiwa and Arawashi beat Abi to it.
  7. Preparations of the Y/O- May 2018

    It's perfectly straightforward. A yard is 36 inches, or 3 feet, or half a fathom, or 1/22 of a chain, or 1/220 of a furlong, or 1/1760 of a mile! Officially, the UK is metric now. Go to a supermarket and everything is in grams and kilograms, fill up with fuel at a station and it's in litres, but the road signs and speed limits are still in miles and miles per hour, and anglers wouldn't dream of quoting a fish weight in anything other than pounds and ounces. When I mentioned to my wife that Ichinojo was up to 225kg at the recent weigh-in, she asked, "How many stones is that?" (It's just over 35, if you're still with me.) I recently had to replace some fence panels and selected some feather-edge panels that were 1830mm x 915mm. The code was FE6x3; i.e. six feet by three feet... Yep, we are undoubtedly somewhat reluctant to let our old British Imperial measurements slide into the past, but what amuses me is how tightly the USA clings to the historic system of its old colonial master.
  8. Kensho Natsu 2018

    400 x 15 = 6000, which is more than the projected total of 2213, so no. 400 / 15 = 26.67, however, comes closer to what you might expect on each day's last bout.
  9. Doreen Simmons' Passing

    I never met her, but I listened to her often enough, and I was thrilled to discover that forum member Orion was Doreen Simmons. Sad to hear she's gone.
  10. Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    I was the same, but when I scrolled down I found Kintamayama's avatar pic...
  11. Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    When they came to the Royal Albert Hall in England in 1991, the stories I remember from the mainstream news were: The size of the Dumptruck (as Konishiki was known on C4 at the time); How many tons of clay were needed to build the dohyo; and The fact that it was consecrated ground (there was footage of the dohyo matsuri) and women weren't allowed to touch it. Don't trust my memory, though. I don't!
  12. Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    ...said the pot to the kettle. Bye then.
  13. Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    Whoops - double post!
  14. Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    Not really. Being 'tackle out' is hansoku, no? --- I don't see this as anything more than a bit of an embarrassment for the NSK, but what do I know? I don't do social media and I don't have a mobile, so maybe I'm just as anachronistic as ozumo. What I do know is that none of the recent scandals have had a negative effect on my desire to watch sumo.
  15. Harumafuji scandal thread- part 2

    If it's post-Takanohana-surrender disorder, then I can believe all his deshi have it.