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About Bumpkin

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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 / Joel Barish

    Thank you.
  2. Preparations of the Y/O Haru 2018

    Especially since Takakaze has just been promoted to Y/O.
  3. Preparations of the Y/O Haru 2018

    If Sekiwake Tochinoshin wins the yusho in March, he is almost certain to be promoted to Ozeki for May. However, even a 3rd consecutive yusho in May would not get him promoted to Yokozuna for July. There is a minimum 2 basho as an Ozeki rule before Yokozuna promotion. Tochinoshin, best case scenario, is Yokozuna promotion for September.
  4. 42nd Grand Sumo Tournament

    Isn't the mawashi a de facto supporter?
  5. Winter Olympics 2018

    Me too. (Not the #Me Too movement.)
  6. The one thing that must be reformed is the physical abuse of rikishi. I think a big part of this abuse is the attitude, "I had to put up with it. You put up with it." Until that changes, nothing will change.
  7. Preparations of the Y/O Hatsu 2018

    Should be moved to a different thread. Any word on when Kakuryu was injured? Might explain his 4 straight losses.
  8. Guess a rikishi - win a tegata

  9. Former rikishi obituaries

    Katsuhikari was an ironman. He never missed a match. 888 consecutive matches. PS- He was also briefly Isegahama Oyakata.
  10. YDC convenes- Hatsu 2018

    Actually, Hakuho has gone kyujo in 3 of the last 6 bashos. Hakuho won the yusho in the 3 bashos he did finish. Yusho or bust!
  11. Elections January 2018

    Please explain.
  12. First new Yokozuna during 2018-2019

    Hakuho will be 33 in March and has only completed three of his last six bashos. Kakuryu is 32, frequently injured and not that good. Kisenosato is 31 and seriously injured. It is entirely possible that all three will retire by this time next year.
  13. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Make that, 13-14 wins AND two yushos, or a yusho and a yusho equivalent.
  14. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Kakuryu went 14-1 D and 14-1 Y. He also defeated Hakuho in both bashos. That's Yokozuna worthy.