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About Churaumi

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    Oklahoma, US
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    Walking the fine line between "Japanophile" and "weeaboo." Sumo, mostly. Figuring out how to make the food I ate when I lived in Japan at home. I make a mean chanko, rice balls, taco rice, barbecue beef (Okinawa dish, not American barbecue), decent soba, Okinawa soba, and yakisoba, and I'm trying to figure out the intricacies of various styles of ramen. Can you tell what I did when I lived in Okinawa?


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    Hakuho, Konishiki (post sumo career), Ikioi.

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  1. Churaumi

    Shikihide beya troubles

    We don't do common sense in sumo.
  2. Churaumi

    Terunofuji Watch

    Last time a M17 won, he got boosted all the way up to M2. Since none of the sanyaku are coming down this time, he will probably be M1. If he does well he could be sekiwake after that. A yusho as sekiwake might twist their arms. Otherwise, he'll have to wait one more tournament and keep his wins up. That's the only possibility I see for his ozeki run starting now, and it's probably a very long shot.
  3. Churaumi

    Truly, when will the next basho occur?

    This one seems to have gone well. Barring a sudden change in the 'rona situation I don't see why they would postpone the next basho.
  4. Churaumi

    Corona and sumo

    Toma came to my attention when he won a national middle school team sumo tournament five or six years ago. He was huge then, he's rounding the corner to Konishiki now.
  5. Churaumi

    Corona and sumo

    I still like my theory about saving Toma from himself.
  6. I'm not a fan of part-time yokozuna, but I get it. There is the added wrinkle that a yokozuna who goes makekoshi is expected to retire. It's happened before, and no one wants to end their career like that. So, they keep hanging on. Should they? Probably not, if you ask me. Can they? Yes, and especially considering Hakuho's mochikyukin calculations, it's beneficial to them to limp along.
  7. Churaumi

    Corona and sumo

    I assume they mean no sharing of dishes? Or is this an attempt to save Toma from himself?
  8. Churaumi

    Are Abi's days numbered?

    If they do, it will be punishment. I can't really remember them directly punishing a rikishi that way, just indirectly by suspending them.
  9. Churaumi

    Do you eat eggs for breakfast?

    Usually going to be a weekend thing.
  10. Churaumi

    Are Abi's days numbered?

    is there any reason they couldn't demote him outside the normal ranking process? Just drop him down the banzuke farther than one would expect for his (mostly non-) performance this basho?
  11. Churaumi

    How far will Terunofuji go?

    My guesses on these are almost 100% completely wrong. I should have said he'd never leave jonidan. It would have guaranteed him a rope.
  12. Churaumi

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    What's with Kotoshogiku's straight-leg tachi-ai? Is it his less-taped-than-usual knees, or something else?
  13. Churaumi

    Lower division celebs results

    I have some suspicions he may be one of those rikishi that got too big for their own good.
  14. Churaumi

    Rikishi Status for July 2020

    Got his wins and bounced. Smart, I guess.
  15. Churaumi

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    *looks out window, sees pigs jumping* Still not yet.