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  1. MrGrumpyGills

    Kyushu 2023 discussion (results)

    I've been wanting to see that for years and while I don't actually believe it will happen, I'll still keep up hope. But then again, I've been called a contrarian before, so I guess that's part of the appeal for me
  2. MrGrumpyGills

    Preparations of the Y/O - Kyushu 2023

    Balls, I was waiting for bad news about Takakeishō. I guess he isn't a hamster after all, but a groundhog? ^^;
  3. MrGrumpyGills

    Happy 75th birthday, sumojoann!

  4. MrGrumpyGills

    Old tsukedashi and Height/weight requirements scrapped

    According to the recent weight thread, Takakeishō weighs 165 kg, not 180 kg.
  5. MrGrumpyGills

    Aki 2023 discussion (results)

    Atamifuji's "hop" is so weird and since he's somewhat prone to matta, he makes everyone wait while shuffling and hopping yet again
  6. MrGrumpyGills

    Aki 2023 discussion (results)

    I'm out of reactions, so I'm typing it out: Thank you so much and I fully agree.
  7. MrGrumpyGills

    Aki 2023 discussion (results)

    I'm not going to elaborate on that. If you like him, fine, I don't. Lets agree to disagree.
  8. MrGrumpyGills

    Aki 2023 discussion (results)

    I'm torn. I was rooting for Takakeishō to take the cup, but I hate henka and think they have no place whatsoever in a yusho deciding bout. But I dislike Atamifuji (and Hokuseihō), so anyone else winning would've been fine for me. I'm pleased that Hōshōryū got his kachi-koshi and Kirishima cleared kadoban, and that Ura and Gōnoyama did well. Pity that Ōnosato didn't win the Juryo yusho this time.
  9. MrGrumpyGills

    Aki 2023 discussion (results)

    Hokuseihō has officially taken over the role of the Leaning Tower of Sumo from Ichinojō. I'm probably alone with this, but excessive leaning is one of the most annoying things in sumo to me, it just seems so lazy wearing down your opponent like that
  10. MrGrumpyGills

    Aki 2023 discussion (results)

    It looks like Kirishima injured his left hand :/
  11. MrGrumpyGills

    Aki 2023 discussion (results)

  12. MrGrumpyGills

    Tokushoryu intai

    Tokushōryū's yusho was one of THE highlights of the last few years in sumo for me. Even though I'm a Takakeishō fan I rooted for him to take the cup back then and he even won decisively I think he chose the right time to retire and hopefully can shed some of that weight to have a reasonably long and healthy life.
  13. MrGrumpyGills

    Aki 2023 discussion (results)

    Reddit by and large can be quite toxic and in the Sumo subreddit there are too many casual fans and obnoxious know-it-alls for my liking. I don't care for Discord at all and don't use it for anything. The start of a new basho can be slow comment-wise sometimes but it usually picks up with storylines unfolding etc., so I'm pretty sure this time will be no different.
  14. MrGrumpyGills

    Videos Nagoya Basho 2023- Days 1-15 + Bonus

  15. MrGrumpyGills

    Nagoya 2023 discussion (results)

    Uncle is happy today