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About robnplunder

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  • Birthday 01/01/1962

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    Bay Area, CA, USA
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    Too many to mention. Interests and hobbies come and go. Currently, my hobbies include golf, baduk (game of Go), reading, gardening, sumo watching, ..., and lazying around.


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    Enho, Terutsuyoshi, Mitakeumi, Ura

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  1. robnplunder

    Nagoya 2022

    And I don't believe it will evolve further. Pro athletics can not significantly improve their technical skills after they reach a certain age. For the same reason, I don't think Shodai will suddenly acquire a new and better Tachi-hai. I can only hope he does.
  2. robnplunder

    Nagoya 2022

    Not as bad as when MLB players went on strike and the "replacements" filled in the void.
  3. robnplunder

    Nagoya 2022

    That was a poor showing by Daieisho, one of my favs. Terunofuji is the one to beat, a class by himself.
  4. robnplunder

    Nagoya 2022

    If anyone can beat Terunofuji, it's Daieisho.
  5. robnplunder

    Corona and sumo

    The current basho has become a farce because of all these kyujos. Sad.
  6. robnplunder

    Nagoya 2022

    IMO, Shodai is a solid Ozeki if he can fix or overcome his poor Tachihai. Yeah, I am talking about his head-high-walk-in starts. Too many of his opponents exploit that. Until Shodai does something about it, a talk of his having a Yokozuna potential is just that.
  7. robnplunder

    Farcical basho?

    Yeah, it is not a farce but a stupidity. Too many times, I saw rikishi with a possible concussion being forced to get up. That is dangerous to the injured.
  8. robnplunder

    Rikishi Status - 2022 Nagoya Basho

    The good news is that not everyone who is exposed to the virus comes down with it. Someone may have answered this already. Did they test all the rikishi who fought against the ones who tested positive?
  9. robnplunder

    Farcical basho?

    I think the biggest goof was the COVID stuff. Given the latest variant, they should have limited the crowd or held it without.
  10. robnplunder

    Nagoya 2022

    Even so, I don't see anyone stopping him from getting another basho.
  11. robnplunder

    Nagoya 2022

    I think what they really meant was the yusho will continue no matter what.
  12. robnplunder

    Nagoya 2022

    It is a crazy thought. But this situation is all so crazy. Almost 3 years into this virus, the sh** is still happening. I sure hope things will be much better in 6 weeks.
  13. robnplunder

    Nagoya 2022

    ... not surprising at all. The latest C19 variant won't be denied. Shodai is now 4-4. I guess I gave up on him too early (after day 5). I think he may save his Ozeki rank yet.
  14. robnplunder

    Nagoya 2022

    Boil in 2 liters of water for 3 hours, and add one tablespoon of snake oil, and 2 teaspoons of Paprika. Cut it in edible pieces, and eat it with your eyes closed. This is what I will do if Ichinojo takes the yusho.
  15. robnplunder

    Nagoya 2022

    Seriously, would there be more COVID kyujos before the basho is over? The latest variant seems to spread like there is no tomorrow (or the next basho).