MrGrumpyGills

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About MrGrumpyGills

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    Reading, writing, drawing, playing video games (rpgs mostly), movies, music, cooking, hiking, photography etc.

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  1. MrGrumpyGills

    Podcast

    I've been watching your videos since 2013 and like them exactly the way they are, they're a big part why I always look forward to the next basho. I love font day, your jokes and wordplay and of course all the info you give to us. When I started watching on a whim back then, I knew next to nothing about sumo and boy, has that changed (I still have A LOT to learn compared to many other people here, of course). If I can, I catch at least part of a livestream in the morning, but I always watch your video later in the day. Tried Natto's channel, wasn't for me. So, yes, please don't change a thing and just ignore the trolls :)
  2. MrGrumpyGills

    Nagoya 2022

    He frequently does. :P
  3. MrGrumpyGills

    Preparations of the masses- July 2022

    Oh good, I'm not alone then! Seriously. Every time.
  4. MrGrumpyGills

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Has there ever been an Ōzeki who cleared his kadoban status with a yūshō AND won a yūshō in the next basho as well? I'm genuinely curious and apologize in advance for being to stupid to work the database properly That aside, I'm quite happy for Takakeishō being able to dodge kadoban. Hopefully he wasn't injured too badly. Shame that we didn't get a nice Makuuchi play-off. Good for Terunofuji, though. EDIT: I remember Gōeidō clearing kadoban with his yūshō and I think back then there was talk of whether he'd be promoted if he'd get a second yūshō. He never did.
  5. MrGrumpyGills

    Hatsu 2022 discussions (results)

    I'm perfectly fine with the henka + leg grab Ura did today, although I usually frown upon henkas. It was swift and effective. Had it been Terutsuyoshi, I would've felt the same. OTOH I'm not an Enho fan at all. I'll leave it at that ;)
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    Hakuho retires

    Yes! Finally. I'm happy to see this announcement :)
  7. MrGrumpyGills

    Transgender in sumo

    Oh my goddd... I'm "LGBT" myself and I'm so fed up by this hype IMO identity should be a personal and private matter, not subject to the mainstream's virtue signalling and sensationalism. And don't get me started on that article by John Gunning - androids and avatars in the ring, yeah sure. What the hell. I vote for closing this thread as well.
  8. MrGrumpyGills

    Terunofuji is the 73rd Yokozuna.

    Back to topic?
  9. MrGrumpyGills

    Nagoya Basho 2021

    I'm going to root even harder for Terunofuji tomorrow to win after this level of BS from Hakuho. Sincerely hope he'll get promoted, he really earned it and it'd put the cherry on top of his epic comeback.
  10. MrGrumpyGills

    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Say, is that Gagamaru as a guest commentator on the Abema live stream? He slimmed down a LOT. Looking good!
  11. MrGrumpyGills

    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Let's not forget: Enho is a grown man and willing participant in a combat sport. If anything, he should be cheered on, not pitied. (Although I'd be lying if I said I wasn't entertained by watching him being slapped around :P ;))
  12. MrGrumpyGills

    Natsu basho 2021

    The palmar grasp reflex is found in infants, not in healthy adults. "Sometimes the palmar reflex reappears in adults. This can occur after an ischemic stroke (a lack of blood flow to the brain) or a hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in the brain). Both of these destroy brain cells. When the brain is damaged, the palmar reflex may return." Source: https://www.healthline.com/health/baby/grasp-reflex
  13. MrGrumpyGills

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    I'm sorry, but isn't the last part of this quote uncalled for?
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    Women in sumo? Around the world and in Japan

    As for my irrelevant 2 cents: I don't watch female athletes for one simple reason. To me they are boring to watch. For the same reason I don't watch soccer, tennis or racing sports, regardless of the participating athletes' gender. Am I suppressing women or discriminating against them because of my preferences? No, of course not. Am I afraid of them? No, LOL. I guess I'm one of those folks ;) Enho isn't the only small rikishi. His size doesn't matter to me, I enjoy the diverse body types and wrestling styles in sumo. I just don't like the arguably overblown hype about him, especially by new sumo fans (to quote a Youtube comment: "Enho basho or we riot!" - ehhh? XD).
  15. MrGrumpyGills

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Haha, true as well :)