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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. Ex-Yokozuna Taihou's grandson arriving

    Thank you. Why would Naya not join right away, in September? Or, why not wait until January or March?
  2. Ex-Yokozuna Taihou's grandson arriving

    I wonder why he is waiting until November to enter? School, perhaps?
  3. Ozumo Consecutive Match Tracker

    Current consecutive match streak: (1) Kitataikai-1068. (2) Yoshiazuma-1064. (3) Tamawashi-1018. Is this correct?
  4. GTB - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW85lWpbrZM

    If ever there was a time to have 3 or 4 Komusubi this would be it. BTW, the last time there were more than 2 Komusubi was back in November 2006. Any chance they do it again?
  5. Sumo Reference Updates

    Why did Tomokaze have to start at the bottom in Maezumo, rather than receive a Sandanme tsukedashi?
  6. New recruits for Aki (?) 2017

    "Poor eating habits at home"? Isn't his father Otake Oyakata and his mother the okamisan? Or, am I mistaken?
  7. Natsu jungyo 2017 goatalk

    Don't forget the great English songwriter Nicky Chinn. He co-wrote, with Mike Chapman, "Little Willy", "Ballroom Blitz", "Kiss You All Over" and "Stumblin' In". In other words, some of the greatest songs of the '70's! In the 80's, they wrote "Mickey", "Better Be Good To Me" and "Heart And Soul". Now, back to sumo.
  8. Heisei Hopefuls

    Question: Why is Takayoshitoshi in Tier 2 instead of Tier 1? Is it because he is the "older" twin?
  9. Hakuho, nationality and People's Honor Award

    OK, Inhashi. I painted with too broad a brush. Japan is obviously in the 21st century. My criticism of ozumo still stands.
  10. Sumo program announcements (pics and vids)

    8 out of 9. I would include Wakanohana I as a Dai-Yokozuna.
  11. Natsu jungyo 2017 goatalk

    I hope Ura does rest his injured knee. He got beat up pretty badly in Nagoya. We don't want him to go the way of Terunofuji, Endo, Ichinojo and so many others. Get well soon.
  12. Hakuho, nationality and People's Honor Award

    I think Japan in general and ozumo in particular would gain from being forced to join the 21st century and the international community. As for kabu succession, I defer to your expertise.
  13. Natsu jungyo 2017 goatalk

    So the Natsu basho is in May but the Natsu jungyo is in August. Hmmn...
  14. Hakuho, nationality and People's Honor Award

    I am NOT defending discrimination. I am pointing out that the US Constitution was written in 1787, exactly 230 years ago, and that it would take a constitutional amendment to change it. That would require a 2/3 vote in both the US Senate and the US House of Representatives AND a ratification in 3/4 of the State legislatures. That is extremely unlikely to happen. For the record- I would support such an effort.
  15. Hakuho, nationality and People's Honor Award

    I understand that Hakuho is not going to "rock the boat". Still, change only happens when one is brave enough to "rock the boat".