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    Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
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    Sumo, Politics, Current Events, Classic Cinema (Orson Welles), American Football (Green Bay Packers)


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    Hakuho, Ikioi, Ichinojo and Ura

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  1. Harumafuji scandal

    Should we start a separate thread called, "Takanohana shenanigans."
  2. KONISHIKI activities

    Hokkaido should be "sistered" to Alaska.
  3. Just for clarification, you are referring to claims made by the disgraced former Miyagino Oyakata/ Kumagatani Oyakata (ex-J2 Kanechika). Not the current Miyagino Oyakata (ex-M13 Chikubayama).
  4. Harumafuji scandal

    Your missing one very important point. Harumafuji, by his own actions, brought "shame" to the Yokozuna rank and to the Kyokai. He had no choice but to retire.
  5. Harumafuji scandal

    According to the database, Konishiki owned and held the Sanoyama kabu from 22.11.1997 to 27.09.1998.
  6. Colonoscopy

    I'm still waiting.
  7. Harumafuji scandal

    John Gunning: Sir, that's the funniest post since that Spanish comedian's "Goeido" spoof.
  8. New Juryo for Hatsu 2018

    They're not? I thought they were, but I could be wrong. I have no knowledge one way or the other. I certainly don't want to make an absolute statement. I've been scolded recently for doing just that. No more "Bumpkin" posts. Thank you, very much.
  9. New Juryo for Hatsu 2018

    Sure we will. Whichever is ranked lowest on the Hatsu banzuke, presumably J14w, is the beneficiary of Harumafuji's intai.
  10. Harumafuji scandal

    What future?
  11. Hakuho's dominance to continue?

    You forgot to mention (future Ozeki) Mitakeumi. BTW, Mitakeumi will turn 25 on Christmas.
  12. Harumafuji scandal

    No, I'm serious. Only Yokozuna Hakuho is capable of upholding the minimum standard of 10+ wins. Kisenosato, because of mistreatment of his injured shoulder, will probably never be the same again. Now, that's a scandal! As for Kakuryu, who knows whether or not he will be able to mount a comeback.
  13. Harumafuji scandal

    Is this true? Having 3 Yokozunae, 2 Ozekis, 2 Sekiwakes, 2 Komusubis and 33 Maegashirae seems a bit top light.
  14. Harumafuji scandal

    I agree. This does open up a position in Makuuchi. I wonder if this will effect Hokutofuji getting an extra Komusubi slot.