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Benihana last won the day on May 8 2022

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  1. Benihana

    Haru Basho 2024

    Only 5 wallees this time, but 3 of them are still waiting for their first career MK. Takerufuji is 1 of only 7 Rikishi in the 15-day era to rush through juryo in only 1 basho. The last one to do this was Endo. And he needed only 9 basho to get from mae-zumo to makuuchi. He's tied for 1st place with Jokoryu. Takakeisho is kadoban for the 8th time. Will he be able to avoid a second demotion?
  2. I second this. There have been different threads regarding payment, mochikuyin, etc., which vanished into the back pages and are hard to find. And the information poured in here by @Asashosakari, @Akinomaki and others, is highly fascinating, too. But this thread will suffer the same fate. If someone could start a thread containing info about all the money related subjects and pin it to the top of the sumo information subforum, that would be very appreciated.
  3. There's too much at stake and he already layd eyes on the car. That's some inflation...
  4. I bet it's steaks.
  5. Yeah, i'm surprised it didn't pop up here earlier.
  6. Benihana

    Sekitori Sweepstake - March 2024

    I'm in?
  7. Benihana

    Tochinoshin activities

    Yeah, found that website too, but thank you none the less. Why shouldn't a Georgian wine do well in Europe? I bet they're better than Retsina and Liebfrauenmilch or the vinegar my grandpa made from our own little wineyard. I'm curious.
  8. Benihana

    Tochinoshin activities

    Is there any way to get my hands on that wine in Germany?
  9. Benihana

    Kotonowaka Ozeki Promotion

    Looks like you've been *insertyournamehere*.
  10. Benihana

    Hatsu 2024 discussion (results)

    Congratulations to Kotonowaka for the promotion. I didn't even consider him to be "the next", but now here he is and we have to deal with him.
  11. Benihana

    Hatsu 2024 discussion (results)

    Remind me to harite you, if we ever meet
  12. Benihana

    Hatsu 2024 discussion (results)

    Ura saved his best for day 15. I hope this is indicative of what is to come now.
  13. Benihana

    Hatsu 2024 discussion (results)

    I think i'll set my alarm to 07:30am on a sunday for the first time in a while. I still hope a 12-3J/D will be enough. I think they were well aware of Takakeisho's limitations, when they didn't promote him after Hatsu '23. Kirishima is quite the opposite of Takakeisho. He's been spared from serious injuries so far, his overall health and form is much better, he is a versatile fighter and he's improving. Takakeisho on the other hand is a one, maybe two trick pony. It seems he never really tried to diversify his repertoire. To reach Ozeki, he put on too much weight and ruined his body. It was obvious at the point of no-promotion, that he wouldn't have a very successful Yokozuna career.
  14. Benihana

    Hatsu 2024 discussion (results)

    I think Tobizaru was robbed. Pause @Kintamayama's video at 10:54. The quality of the video is bad, but i'm 100% positive i can see a tiny amount of sand/dust flying up. I hope we get a view with better quality. Until then i'll consider this a robbery.
  15. Benihana

    Hatsu 2024 discussion (results)

    I really like Shodai and i thought i'd seen at least a tiny glimpse of Shodai A this basho. But today he ruined my perfect 10 in SG by losing to Shonnanoumi, who clearly should be home, healing. And it happens all the time. I count on him and he lets me down. I really don't expect him suddenly to obliterate sanyaku, but come on! 1-10 Shonnanoumi Abandon all hope, ye who watch here. Terunofuji will put Kotonowaka back into his place tomorrow and my pattern senses see Kirishima as third co-leader.