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  1. Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    I'm not sure if it was ever directly confirmed but from news reports and pictures after the injury it was clear he either tore and very seriously ruptured his pec connection to the upper arm. Drooping pec and massive bruise between bicep and tricep are classic indications and they were all there. I'm not sure if he had it surgically repaired or not but it seems highly suggested for sports performance and the longer you wait the more likely it will fail. https://www.shoulderdoc.co.uk/section/898
  2. Is a knee in the Kintamayamas legal?

    Ah, you're a wicket keeper! I always saw the signs for those but could never find them... you guys are good at keeping them hidden.
  3. Games talk Kyushu Basho 2017

    My UDH lineup always does poorly but I don't really mind for that game, its good for the rikishi!
  4. Harumafuji scandal

    Are you sure? I find it even worse in Japan. The resentment gets built up during normal working time because it can never be unleashed, then it flows out during the drinking party. I've gotten to witness some Tuesday night throwdowns and then everyone is in the office Wednesday morning like normal. Of course, nobody is a trained fighter so its more like pushing bottles on the table and falling into each other in the alley.
  5. Kyushu 2017 Superbanzuke

    I think my free time peaked this summer so we'll see how the scores suffer...
  6. Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    That and he became Ozeki at the perfect time to. Now there are a bunch of very promising guys in sanyaku and the joi. Just the feeling of quality of these guys has improved markedly over the past year. On the other hand, the Y/O injuries have come at the worst time...
  7. Trivia bits

    Run a funny blog?
  8. GTB -Kyushu 2017 - and results!!

    Helper is updated: http://sumoninjin.droppages.com/sumoHBcustom.html Please reload the page. I was having trouble with connecting to the host to replace the files...
  9. Aki jungyo 2017

    Article searching for the blamestorm, jungyo schedule shouldn't be blamed for the injuries they say: http://www.zakzak.co.jp/spo/news/171003/spo1710030005-n1.html "The natsu jungyo was way too long and there was no time to let our bodies recuperate" was heard by someone from disembodied voices of rikishi, "In sumo, it should be understood there's no off season! The jungyo and the honbasho are the two main pillars of the kyokai. For individual rikishi, facing down injury cannot be avoided." was heard from some woke oyakata. Kitanofuji: "In my time, it was nearly 130 kilos, but now the average weight of makuuchi has passed 160 kilos. Everyone's gotten too big and, lazy butsukari in keiko without anyone going to ground (is the cause of injuries)" "Nobody's used to falling down, so it is easy to get injury. You can't say this increase of injuries are due to outside forces, acts of god, right?" said Kitanofuji. The article then also suggests by itself that rikishi aren't doing shiko until sweating enough, and the amount of keiko has become too little. To improve the sumo product on the dohyo, the rikishi's way of thinking needs to change. "Finally! I've become able to walk again." Takayasu added, unawares that the article was going to later imply that he should've started walking a bit earlier through serious thinking.
  10. Kakuryuu getting married

    I can only attest to attending my friends weddings but it seems like the marriage is registered with the government and only then can planning for the ceremony and reception (nijikai) can begin. There is a concept of engagement and promise rings but the level of seriousness at that stage seems to be that planning for the ceremony is a bit premature. Also the time between the registration and the ceremony allows sorting out schedules of important people and saving the money (I know weddings are expensive anywhere but dropping a few years salary seems more common there). It doesn't apply to kakuryus case but many women are getting married 30+ years old so getting a baby baking asap for health reasons is important, and the wife won't want to be clearly pregnant during ceremony etc. It seems to go like this (add or delete parts according to couple) Register the marriage. Wait a while to figure things out. Japanese ceremony (only important people) Western ceremony (add some close people) Reception (Large number of people like company colleagues) These might be on same weekend or apart... it's pretty flexible. Of course, a yokozuna wedding will be a bit different to typical people's weddings...
  11. Shishokai convenes

    My no evidence interpretation is that the shiso s would like to relocate a portion of rikishi-specific koenkai events to the heya and all the benefits that entails. Maybe the percentage has slowly shifted over the years... I could see the whole wedding party moving to where Hakuho is to 'cheer him up' during the nijikai. Ishiura would feel bad to exclude him completely!
  12. The Wall 2017 Edition

    Wacky Aki 2017 Nakabi Rikishi Heya Age Debut KK Rank Yusho W L % Last Current Asanoyama Takasago 22 2016.03 10 Makuuchi M16e 1 74 28 0.725 11-4 D 10-5 K Kizaki Kise 23 2016.05 8 Makushita 3w 2 49 18 0.731 5-2 3-4 Murata Takasago 22 2017.03 3 Makushita 16w 0 21 7 0.750 5-2 3-4 Wakatakakage Arashio 22 2017.03 4 Makushita 16e 1 22 6 0.786 6-1 4-3 Ichiyamamoto Nishonoseki 23 2017.03 4 Makushita 57w 1 26 3 0.897 6-1 6-1 Ryuko Onoe 18 2017.03 3 Sandanme 11w 0 22 5 0.815 6-1 5-2 Yago Oguruma 23 2017.05 2 Juryo 13w 1 19 10 0.655 7-0 Y 7-8 Enho Miyagino 22 2017.05 3 Sandanme 18w 3 21 0 1.000 7-0 Y 7-0 Y Fukuyama Fujishima 22 2017.05 3 Sandanme 68w 0 18 3 0.857 6-1 6-1 Tanabe Kise 23 2017.05 3 Sandanme 71w 0 18 3 0.857 6-1 6-1 Seigo Shikoroyama 18 2017.05 3 Jonidan 22w 0 15 6 0.714 5-2 5-2 Asakura Tokitsukaze 19 2017.05 3 Jonidan 26e 0 14 7 0.667 5-2 4-3 Tochikodai Kasugano 18 2017.05 2 Jonidan 27e 0 15 6 0.714 5-2 5-2 Tainaka Fujishima 18 2017.05 2 Jonidan 32e 0 12 9 0.571 5-2 3-4 Kamito Tatsunami 23 2017.05 3 Jonidan 34w 0 13 8 0.619 5-2 4-3 Fujikawa Oguruma 15 2017.05 3 Jonidan 37e 0 14 7 0.667 4-3 5-2 Chura Miyagino 16 2017.05 2 Jonidan 38e 0 11 10 0.524 5-2 2-5 Abezakura Shikihide 25 2017.05 2 Jonidan 44e 0 12 9 0.571 4-3 3-4 Nagaya Shikoroyama 16 2017.05 2 Jonidan 47w 0 11 10 0.524 4-3 3-4 Tomokaze Oguruma 22 2017.07 2 Jonidan 15e 1 13 1 0.929 7-0 Y 6-1 Tokimaru Miyagino 19 2017.07 2 Jonidan 76e 0 10 4 0.714 5-2 5-2 Ono Isenoumi 18 2017.07 2 Jonidan 85w 0 9 5 0.643 4-3 5-2
  13. Oh! They have vods now, it used to not be like that. Nevermind!
  14. Just to echo everyone else - show all the makunouchi matches. A rikishi disappearing for a few days makes it seem like kyujo. One more thing: if it could be made as a vod instead of running on the nhk global stream at some times per day. I guess someone will always capture it and put it on you tube but I assume nhk would rather us watch it at their site. Everything else is very good, from the face cards before each fight to most of the announcers.
  15. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Be careful about Aoiyama in HD, there's something about that.