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  1. MrGrumpyGills

    Hakuho retires

    Yes! Finally. I'm happy to see this announcement :)
  2. 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.
  3. MrGrumpyGills

    Terunofuji is the 73rd Yokozuna.

    Back to topic?
  4. 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.
  5. MrGrumpyGills

    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Say, is that Gagamaru as a guest commentator on the Abema live stream? He slimmed down a LOT. Looking good!
  6. 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 ;))
  7. 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:
  8. MrGrumpyGills

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    I'm sorry, but isn't the last part of this quote uncalled for?
  9. MrGrumpyGills

    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).
  10. MrGrumpyGills

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Haha, true as well :)
  11. MrGrumpyGills

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    That's definitely true. I simply thought - finally there's an opponent equal in size and here Ishiura goes and henka's. Perfectly ok but extremely boring.
  12. MrGrumpyGills

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Ok, that was just lame, Ishiura...
  13. MrGrumpyGills

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Thank you very much! I checked the database first, but I'm really bad at using those queries :/
  14. MrGrumpyGills

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    I don't really have an opinion about Takakeisho's Yokozuna chances at the moment, but I was wondering - would he be the shortest Yokozuna ever?
  15. MrGrumpyGills

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Congratz to Takakeisho! What a relief :)