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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

    Other types of sumo

    Where’s the meowbidashi?
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    Win a Harumafuji tegata

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    Ok...time to gambrarise(sp) predictions !

    My hopes for gambarization are Takakeisho and Endo. Endo needs to kk in sanyaku. He should have done it long ago but that injury and its improper treatment set him back years.
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    Takakeisho injury update

    I used to work for a guy that had been a semi-pro skateboarder in his younger days. He’d been in some skateboarding videos showing off but never got anywhere. He said he knew it was time to quit when he first felt nervous going down a ramp because it would make him pull back and the half pipe is something you just blindly have to commit to. Seems like Takakeisho is at that point himself; he got hurt and it’s rattled his cage a bit. Best thing for him to do is win some matches and get that confidence back.*
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    Enho - predictions?

    6 or 7 wins, but I’ll go out on a limb and say he’ll keep us waiting until the last couple days to go makekoshi.
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    Former rikishi activities

    Might want to tell him that, but if his big thing is to go back and get arrested, I hope he rethinks it.
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    Former rikishi activities

    He said in his last Tweet that whatever this is is bigger than Rizin, I suppose that could well be a bigger deal.
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    Former rikishi activities

    Anyone have any idea what Oosunaarashi is up to? He’s been posting some cliched motivational stuff on his Twitter and alluding to some big thing in the near future in Japan that he’s got going. Any ideas?
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    Aki 2019

    Not feeling super-confident in the hot streaks continuing. Goeidou will rebound, Tochinoshin probably won’t, Takayasu will be okay, Takakeisho will do it, and it’s Aki so a fall color seems right. Brown.
  10. Churaumi

    When will be the next basho to see 3 Yokozuna on day 15?

    The way the current ozeki are performing coupled with a lack of anyone showing true dominance below them makes me think it’s going to be a while before we get three yokozuna together at once. Me trying to hazard a guess is pointless because it would just be a random date, but it’s not going to happen within the time frame of the question. For clarity’s sake, I think the lack of dominance comes from strong competition at the top of makuuchi, not a general lack of talent in the division. There are a lot of good wrestlers right now and many of them are young and will be around for a while.
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    Favorite Heisei Yokozuna?

    Gotta vote for the goat.
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    How will this era end?

    Once the “Hak and Kak” era is over, that will open up some mobility for guys below them. You wouldn’t think one or two dominant guys could strangle opportunity for others, but it’s pretty apparent when one or both of them are out how much of the oxygen they take up at the top of the banzuke. When they are gone, the next generation will move up.
  13. Churaumi

    Would you throw the Zabuton???

    I’ll chuck one if I get the chance. I was down near the dohyo for the dohyo-matsuri, in the boxes. I think it wouldn’t happen if the tradition involved throwing it earlier, that floor was hard and my rapidly aging body wants all the softness it can get. Still, it’s part of the experience.
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    Next Yokozuna??????

    I’m learning toward Takakeisho if he stays healthy and develops more. Tomokaze might be the one if he stays healthy and can hang with the sanyaku. The other three ozeki are too inconsistent or too broken to make the cut. No one else is dominant enough now, but that’s what the future is for. Someone will someday wear a new rope, and it’s going to be Takakeisho, Tomokaze, or someone else not yet considered.
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    Osunaarashi scandal

    Ramadan ended yonks ago...maybe he’s hajjing (sorry to all Muslims everywhere if that’s not an acceptable verb) this year?