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  1. MrGrumpyGills

    Hokuseiho Out- Hakuho Demoted - Miyagino-beya Closing

    Whorehouse? IIRC they went drinking with supporters, which yes, was forbidden at the time and they were appropriately punished for it. As for putting people's lives at risk, certainly not literally, most likely not even figuratively.
  2. MrGrumpyGills

    Yutakayama Intai

    Oh wow, he looks great!
  3. MrGrumpyGills

    Hokuseiho Out- Hakuho Demoted - Miyagino-beya Closing

    Ahh ok, thanks for mentioning! That really explains a lot and what a shame to put all of this potential and connection in jeopardy just to play some "pranks". I don't get it.
  4. MrGrumpyGills

    Hokuseiho Out- Hakuho Demoted - Miyagino-beya Closing

    Yes, that's quite likely, in my opinion.
  5. MrGrumpyGills

    Hokuseiho Out- Hakuho Demoted - Miyagino-beya Closing

    I'm all for keeping tradition as long it's benefitial (or at least not detrimental) for the people involved. If not, it has to be reevaluated and changed or tossed. As for Hokuseihō - maybe he considered himself to be some kind of "golden boy" or even a future successor to Hakuhō? He was scouted very young IIRC and Hakuhō stayed in contact with him over the years, so that probably went to his head? Combined with him being bored and somewhat lazy, with a bit of a mean streak to boot, and there we have it
  6. MrGrumpyGills

    Hokuseiho Out- Hakuho Demoted - Miyagino-beya Closing

    I disliked him quite a bit because of his boring/bored sumo, but not in a million years would I've suspected that he'd be capable of doing stuff like that You really can't judge a book by its cover and the "gentle giant" stereotype sometimes just doesn't fit. Well, good riddance!
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    New recruits March 2024

    Maybe rather Sleeping Beauty?
  8. MrGrumpyGills

    Futagoyama Beya YouTube channel is great

    Big guys cooking and eating together - count me in Subscribed to the channel right away.
  9. MrGrumpyGills

    Hatsu 2024 discussion (results)

    No, I think so too.
  10. MrGrumpyGills

    Hatsu 2024 discussion (results)

    Great catch!
  11. MrGrumpyGills

    Hatsu 2024 discussion (results)

    Instead of the universe collapsing, we could've jumped into some kind of parallel universe without anyone noticing
  12. MrGrumpyGills

    Hatsu 2024 discussion (results)

    I know and I understand your point, but even the faces of the aforementioned two "twin" sets are very similar, unlike Ikioi and Hakuhō. On a side note, for whatever reason I believed Abi and Ichiyamamoto already had faced each other in a bout before, but according to the sumo database they hadn't
  13. MrGrumpyGills

    Hatsu 2024 discussion (results)

    Yep, which is pretty freaky, since it's not just one but two pairs that apparently got separated at birth...
  14. MrGrumpyGills

    Hatsu 2024 discussion (results)

    No, they look so much alike they could be twins. A similar match would be Takakeishō vs. Bushōzan.
  15. MrGrumpyGills

    Hatsu 2024 discussion (results)

    Same Although I think whoever came up with "pixie" for smaller rikishi should be grumbled at very loudly