Gospodin

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  1. Gospodin

    Natsu basho 2021

    Uff...Terunofuji has a knack for drama..
  2. In the context of committing an infraction, I don´t know for sure, but I am quite certain there were other instances. As for other reasons, there were several, e.g. Onokuni being declined after going makekoshi as Yokozuna, while competing the full fifteen days.
  3. Gospodin

    Natsu basho 2021

    It doesn´t necessarily have to be next basho. If he just manages two basho with 10-11 wins, his chances would look also quite good in November.
  4. Gospodin

    Natsu basho 2021

    It looks like Takaysu might find himself in a good setup for re-promotion. One strong opponent out of the way, and, assuming promotion of Terunofuji some time this year or early 2022, a shortage of ozeki.
  5. Gospodin

    Natsu basho 2021

    Talk about being stopped in his tracks . Poor Onosho.
  6. I cannot imagine they let him off the hook after lying, that would set an unacceptable precedent. He has sealed his own fate, imho.
  7. Gospodin

    Natsu basho 2021

    No idea, but he seems to be working on his scowl with him.
  8. Gospodin

    Natsu basho 2021

    Thanks, it´s quite early here...
  9. Gospodin

    Natsu basho 2021

    Can somebody enlighten me what Kyokushuho was doing here ?
  10. Gospodin

    Natsu basho 2021

    Chiyonofuji´s restless spirit seems to be wandering around a lot this basho
  11. Gospodin

    Rikishi Status - 2021 Natsu Basho

    Same in every competitive setting, I suppose. If you can gain an advantage, you do. I remember a soccer star who kept a lingering problem with his big toe secret for years, out of worry everybody would be stepping on it. And knowing Italian interior defenders (a.k.a. career criminals) he was probably right.
  12. Gospodin

    Natsu basho 2021

    All I noticed is his terrible tachiai this basho. He constantly finds himself in trouble from the start.
  13. Gospodin

    Natsu basho 2021

    Are there any concomitant circumstances that would warrant going intai ? Otherwise, my purely speculative guess is, his supposedly chronic intestinal disease gives him even more trouble than usual (he seems to have lost some weight). If he is really suffering from some sort of chronic inflammation of his intestines, it´s impossible to overstate the toughness he displayed over the years.
  14. Is fourteen 4-2 records really that special or did I miss a joke around the Terunofuji hype here ?
  15. Gospodin

    Natsu basho 2021

    As others already mentioned he has the looks, his sumo is quite different. What makes him stand out is his unrelenting determination, imho.
  16. Gospodin

    Natsu basho 2021

    Is it just me or did it look like Terunofuji spotted the gyoji and decided to yank Tobizaru out in another direction ?
  17. Gospodin

    Natsu basho 2021

    Ha ! True, but if it only were against him.
  18. Gospodin

    Natsu basho 2021

    Uh - today Takayasu relived his high school street fight fighting years - if he had such. Seriously, it happens less frequently than over the last two years, but I am wondering what makes him lose his calm, or not getting it, in such bouts.
  19. Gospodin

    Natsu basho 2021

    I want the dialing code, please !!
  20. Gospodin

    Sumo and the Olympics

    Without any foreign tourism and thus less than anticipated foreign interest in the country, the often cited "detour profitability" will not materialize, neither short-term nor long-term. A loss is a given, but it seems chances to recoup it are also dim. On another note: what gradually came along was accelerated by the pandemic: with the exclusion of foreign visitors the games ceased to be, well, games. The Olympics have now completely morphed from an international gathering into mass World Championships, with all competitions carried out at the same place over a small period being the sole difference. Not that much interesting. The future doesn´t look bright for the IOC et al.
  21. Gospodin

    Living In Japan As a Foreigner

    By no means do I question the quality. It was us being completely unfamiliar with traditional Japanese kitchen (washoku ?). A reverse example would be being treated to sour tripe or beef brain omelette. To locals both are rare, delicious specialities, but most foreigners have a hard time when they try it for the first time. As for the restaurant, my apologies - I don´t speak Japanese and with our hosts literally managing everything for us, I have no idea about the name or location.
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    Living In Japan As a Foreigner

    I figured that was their immediate thought that they did fail, in some aspect. However, and that´s what I don´t get out of my head, since to me such a situation was the ultimate embarassment to honor their efforts: did our fine hosts ultimately consider us "Barbarians", not able to grasp what`s really good food is about, and to deal appropiately with an awkward situation ? Or is that just gai-jin fears ? I can tell you, if the same would have happened in an upper class Viennese restaurant, at least the staff would be (clandestinely) laughing their ass off those stupid foreigners, unable to contain themselves, and not knowing anything about good food (btw I hate that hubris of my renowned, but ultimately-not-so-tourist-friendly-as it-seems home town).
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    Living In Japan As a Foreigner

    Dear #Gaijingai, I have got a question here, regarding foreigners and, well, mishaps. About ten years ago, I worked for one of the top ten pharmaceutical companies in the world. That company had a partnership with a large Japanese company that supplies active ingredients to my former company. My colleague and me were sent to Tokyo, tasked to audit one of their production facilities, as required by law. The social program they undertook with us was completely different from what I have ever have experienced before or after, ever. We were treated like royals. However, on the first evening they took us out to one of the best restaurants in Tokyo, which had the best, and most original Japanese kitchen, as we were told. In short, to us, being from Austria, it tasted terrible to the extreme, but I managed to get through every course we were served. My colleague did not. She spilled back some into her bowl and apologized, and said she is just unfamiliar with that kind of food. Our hosts and the staff did not even blink. The rest of our stay, the professional part as well as the social, went very smooth. But to this day, I am asking myself what our hosts really thought about us after that incidident. I´d really appreciate your opinion about that.
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    Terunofuji’s Knees/Dohyo-Iri

    Compared with many others here I know close to zero about sumo. But I mean, and my apologies if come across as being ignorant, does anybody really think somebody who can wrestle at yokozuna level cannot get up from a crouch, or down into one, a few extra times ? It´s not that he´s suddenly being asked to catch a doubleheader before his bouts.
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    (Takano)Hanada activities

    Just found that...so it is established that Taka is not a genuine biker. If I´d sell the bike of my old man (and he´s in his late 60s), I wouldn´t be around long enough to write about it.