Regular Members
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

59 Excellent

About MrGrumpyGills

  • Rank
  • Birthday September 7

Contact Methods

  • Website URL

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Munich, Germany
  • Interests
    Reading, writing, drawing, playing video games (rpgs mostly), movies, music, cooking, hiking, photography etc.

Recent Profile Visitors

859 profile views
  1. MrGrumpyGills

    New Ozeki Takakeisho

    Something about the little boy Takakeishō is holding reminds me of a Monchhichi XD (sorry for OT)
  2. MrGrumpyGills

    Hakuho Applying for Japanese Citizenship

    I'm sorry you feel that way.
  3. MrGrumpyGills

    Videos Natsu 2019

    I agree with Rainoyama 100 %! I've been watching live coverage now and then but I always watch your daily digest, every day of each basho (been doing that since 2013).
  4. MrGrumpyGills

    Trump coming to the basho

    Surely, this thread will be entirely different than this one: /ironyoff Welp, at least I'll be able to expand my ignore list.
  5. MrGrumpyGills

    Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    I'm really looking forward to the day this thread dies. So much bullshit XD
  6. MrGrumpyGills

    New recruits for Natsu 2018

    Yesterday evening I couldn't see them either, but now it's ok. Temporary outage at the image host seems to be a logical explanation.
  7. MrGrumpyGills

    Pre-match/bout routines of certain sumo wrestlers

    I don't really know why, but this "yawning" irritates me to no end XD Aside from that I don't particularly care for pre-bout routines. Sometimes I think to myself "jeez, finish your bobbing or stomping or whatever and get on with it, guys". Although I kind of miss Kotoyuki's hoot and the fierce handclap Takayasu used to do quite a while ago when he crouched down at the tachiai :P
  8. MrGrumpyGills

    Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Jeez, Ikioi's right eye is almost swollen shut
  9. MrGrumpyGills

    Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Oh wow, Chiyomaru beat Takayasu Aww yes, congratz Tochinoshin
  10. MrGrumpyGills

    Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Chiyomaru beats Mitakeumi in a belt match. Now I've seen everything XD (For some reason I've got a soft spot for the Chiyo bros, so it's nice to see him doing fairly well at his highest rank)
  11. MrGrumpyGills

    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Alright!! Congratulations, Tochinoshin! :D
  12. MrGrumpyGills

    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    If I remember correctly (I apologize in advance if I'm not) Hakuhō only started using the "slap and grab" tachiai sometime last year - around Nagoya, I think - because of injuries, I seem to recall. Before that he usually met his opponents "head on".
  13. MrGrumpyGills

    Your "hearts banzuke"?

    I think I know which footage you're talking about - I saw it too quite a while ago. Until then I used to like Takayasu because of the fierceness he displayed. Watching his behaviour changed my mind pretty thoroughly.
  14. MrGrumpyGills

    Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Mitakeumi wears that mouthguard all the time, I'm pretty sure I've never seen him without it (EDIT: on the dohyo, I mean ;)). Last year there was a discussion about this:
  15. MrGrumpyGills

    Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Omg XD Thanks for answering my question, though :)