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About robnplunder

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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, stock trading, reading books, learning Japanese, learning/playing piano, gardening, sumo watching, meditation, ..., and lazying around.


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  1. robnplunder

    Hakuhou injured-Kyushu crisis looms

    Kneading other stories into a forum thread? Impossible! BTW, someone change the thread's title to Kintanayama eating story thread .... puuuuulease.
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    Hakuhou injured-Kyushu crisis looms

    This just in. Kintamayama was just injured while eating a large quantity of unhealthy food with Hakuho. They were trying to see who can eat more in 5 minutes. Kintamayama's stomach gave out in 4 minutes and 32 seconds when he couldn't stomach the thought of losing to a goat. Doctors are tending to his stomach and Kintamaya is expected to return. Hak was seen hobbling away from the scene with a grin and several large bags of hamburgers.
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    Aki jungyo 2018

    Spoken like a Japanese. Will see what kind of shape he comes back when he does. He is getting on years so a prolonged injury like this can set him back, even lead to intai. Will see. Will see.
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    Hakuhou injured-Kyushu crisis looms

    Good enough for moi! Now, say you fixed the world hunger, population explosion, and environmental issues.
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    Hakuhou injured-Kyushu crisis looms

    Ha, ha. Hak is not my favorite rikishi at all so I am excited for others to step up in his absence. Perhaps, someone like Go, Kak, Mita, or Takayasu?
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    Takanohana resigns

    I looked like that when I retired 3 years ago, less 10 million yen (or truck loads of peanuts).
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    He and Hattorizakura will get along fine. They can even start their own communal cult revolving around sumo (or, is that called heya?).
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Wow, that's amazing although topping out at sd18 years ago dampens the record a bit. At 48 years old, he can get seriously hurt. What keeps him going? A longer record?
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    New recruits for Kyushu 2018

    ... and I thought Osunarashi looked like he was in his late 30s when he was actually only 26. Hiromasa easily beats Osunarashi in "looking older than own age."
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    Sumo at Olympic Games

    Not anymore since 2016. We didn't see a lot of pros in Rio b/c the rule change came way too late for different nations (and their pros) to adept to the new rule.
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    Takanohana resigns

    Ha ha. But if you think about it, sports org aren't necessarily run by smart, educated, and/or good people. Reading this thread reminds me of why I retired early from a big corporate job where characters like Taka and "Kyokai guys" were abound.
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    Juryo Promotions for 2018 Kyushu

    I guess his losing to Tomokaze was a part of reason why he was passed over. Or,, Tomokaze has friends in high places .
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I see it differently. I see an over achieving Ozeki fighting off kadoban after kadoban, even getting an yusho and jun-yushos here and there. He is not a physical specimen compare to the current y/o bunch. And yet, he gave us a zensho yusho when a Japanese yusho was a rarity. If anything, he was unlucky to be in the era of Haruma, Hak, Kak, and Kise. Perhaps, in another time, he'd be worthy of everyone's Ozeki and even be a yokozuna.
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Hence, we hang around this forum post ..... Saw a GOAT comeback and make a splash in grand style. Yeah, I am referring to Tiger Wood. It seems as he aged, he has gained a bit more appreciation for the fans, lost a bit of arrogance, .... If Hak wants to be universally liked, he can learn from Tiger. Just saying ....
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    It seems he made the best of his "luck" by never losing his Ozeki rank. Will take him over Terunofuji any day.