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  1. maorencze

    Hakuhou injured-Kyushu crisis looms

    Fast? I thought you prefer to eat a triple burger instead of fast
  2. maorencze

    Takanohana resigns

    Don't want such peanuts? Here, I'll dispose of them for you
  3. maorencze

    Takanohana resigns

    You sure are not letting our nation off the hook, are you
  4. maorencze

    Takanohana resigns

    I may have been misunderstood - I understand cultural context and accept it within Japanese lines, also in this case I'm not questioning NSK approach. I don't like it, but within Japanese standards it's OK. What I meant was, I was trying to understand Takanohana and explain my individual (and of course subjective) interpretation of his actions, which I believe was right in a way. Sorry for not putting it more clearly
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    Takanohana resigns

    Which doesn't make it ok for NSK to essentially force out the aforementioned with their approach to people that beg to differ, does it? And also - "cooperate, obey the rules" is not always an option, not with people whose only known method of management is forcing you to cooperate and obey regardless of what is right and what is helpful, beneficial or in any way logical for the company/corporation/society. I'd say that clearly "confrontation not cooperation" may be applied to just about any member of NSK leadership, Hakkaku especially, which is to be expected, rarely would anyone presume any sort of reason and common sense when dealing with people that spent 15-20 years literally butting heads with other people (does not help much with brain health and mental/cognitive capacities, I heard).
  6. maorencze

    Takanohana resigns

    And what exactly were they supposed to do? When your bosses hate and bully you, your co-workers don't help, your views on things and company direction are clearly dismissed in favor of the exact opposite and your job itself sucks, you quit, plain and simple. And that's the case ANYWHERE, not just in sumo.
  7. maorencze

    Takanohana resigns

    Which means that with an ongoing trend of sumo losing popularity with younger Japanese (got several Japanese friends as well, all from recent generation), these people ARE the general public. OTOH, it seems from available info that most sumo fans in Japan definitely support Takanohana (two of my friends even mentioned that their grampas would rather see NSK dissolved than Taka leaving). So I'd say both of you are right.
  8. maorencze

    Takanohana resigns

    I shall try make time to translate the article, got this issue of For Men magazine just because of this article http://www.formenonline.cz/tag/sumo/ EDIT: Title of the article translates to "A tale of Noble Mountain"
  9. maorencze

    Takanohana resigns

    Leave us out of this! Though, seriously, I'd love to see Takanoyama get ANY SORT of decent career, last I heard about him he was broke and struggling.
  10. maorencze

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    But does he have the body to get more muscle and more kilos overall? Thats gonna be the most important question of his career.
  11. maorencze

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    It’s contentious. There are two schools of thought, neither of which has definitive evidence, but there is a strong case for ‘football’ being a word that described games played on foot. I should have qualified my point above. Guys if you would be so kind and explain to what does this (nonsensical, in my opinion) discussion have to do with Aki Basho 2018 Discussion? If anything, please explain, if nothing, please move it to another thread.
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Kisenosato always had trouble with "hustle-and-intensity" style guys, so not much of a surprise. That said, today he DID look quite shaky, as if his head was in that dark place it used to go to when the pressure got to him in the past. Let's just hope Kise won't let his head beat him this time around. Takakeisho was strong, but I'd say that it's less about Taka not being able to finish and more about Mita being dead serious about his mission. Anyway, great bout from both, and also the first time it seemed to me that Takakeisho didn't lose by losing his balance on his own. Tochinoshin is not himself this basho. I hope he gets his wins, 3-5 is still quite possible, but given his condition it's not gonna be easy.
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Kise didn't look as bad as some - including you - try to pretend. He looked like a solid, 10-11 win sekitori. Which he is, and nothing more. Now is it enough? No, but short-term, yes. Saying that things caught up seems a bit of a stretch, it's just rust and somewhat off day. Also, it was not his injured arm/chest that betrayed him. Still, being beaten because of footwork is unusual for Kise, maybe the pressure finally got into his head? Endo is screwed this time around, injury? Ichinojo just doesn't like being slapped and beaten up as savagely as Takakeisho does it, and usually gives up instead of getting pissed off. A pity, because a pissed off Ichi would send Taka to third row like a rag doll. Ishiura has been a mess for a long time now, desperately holding on to his Makuuchi place, dignity and sumo quality be damned. Very sad thing to see in top division.
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Mitakeumi did a splendid job at tachiai, Tochinoshin not so much. But it's hard to do anything in combat sports when you have only one eye and can't judge distances properly. Takakeisho...how does this guy keep doing the same thing to near everybody and have success with it? Incredible. Today he nearly caught Hakuho off guard, were it not for GOAT's superb footwork and balance. Kakuryu remains quietly in the race, showing solid, decisive sumo. Could this be Kak basho? I wouldn't be surprised if it were so.
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Takayasu has been quietly amazing so far and to me a biggest surprise of this basho, because of all the pre-basho worries about his condition I saw him around kadoban level and he's 4-0 with quite convincing, formidable-looking sumo (at least last two bouts)