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  1. RPedro44

    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    I remember some Dejima. His yusho was one of the first basho i watched, but I don't remember him going eyes closed facing down at the tachiai hopping the other guy was still there. Nothing against Giku. He was actually my fav ozeki when he was at the rank with Goeido and Kise, but I always got annoyed by him losing all the time the same way.
  2. RPedro44

    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    That was 100% Kotog's fault. He is for sure the most henka prone rikishi in history and he never fixed that. You or me could pull an henka on him and even tell him before the match that you would go for a henka. He would still fall for it.
  3. RPedro44

    Terunofuji's health problems

    Showing Roga some "Mongolian Love" at the end.
  4. RPedro44

    Terunofuji's health problems

    There is a comon pattern with the guys that often lift their opponents. Terunofuji, Baruto and Tochinoshin. They all screwed up their knees and carrears at the same time. Still can't understand why Tochinoshin decided to start lifting all the guys last basho, including 200kg Chiyotaryu. Now injured again...
  5. RPedro44

    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    You mean by 2 rikishi going 14-0 and facing each other? That would be Harumafuji against Hakuho in July 2012. Harumafuji won. If not 14-0, then believe the last one was Kakuryu against Takayasu in March 2018, where both went 12-2 into final day and face each other. Kakuryu won.
  6. RPedro44

    Games Talk Nagoya 2019

    No worries. It is a free game that you guys manage on your spare time, so nothing to apologize. Hope he is enjoying his holidays.
  7. RPedro44

    Games Talk Nagoya 2019

    Anyone knows what's happening with the Makushita game? There are no results and the banzuke is not there either.
  8. RPedro44

    Aminishiki injured/ Intai

    Nothing to lose if he comes back later in the basho. If he does, he might lose his ability to walk (kind of) normally for the rest of his life, but walking is a bit overrated these days. Better to come back and make a fool of himself (like Takak last basho), than bow out with some dignity.
  9. RPedro44

    Terunofuji's health problems

    Is it known the record of these bouts? Even if it is only training, it would be interesting to know if he is getting close to mid-maegashira form.
  10. RPedro44

    Preparations of the Y/O- Nagoya 2019

    Indeed is much better to lose 6-7 than 1-20. The big issue is that an active Ozeki aiming for Yokozuna promotion shouldn't be having these numbers against someone that officially retired 6 months ago, but technically has retired 2 years ago. They should have said he is looking less bad, rather than much better.
  11. Call it "ART" as a single word i think it is a bit difficult. You could say it is a "Martial Art", due to the doyo-ri, pre bout stuff etc, the same way Karate is a Martial Art because is more than 2 people beating each other. There is a topic on the forum to debate if Sumo is a Martial Art, so will leave it like that in this thread. The fact that is old, then you can say it is (also) a "Traditional Sport". For the hardships of becoming and being a top rikishi, that doesn't make it "art". Most sports, if you want to become a top competitor, it requires years of effort too.
  12. RPedro44

    Hakuho Applying for Japanese Citizenship

    Sry, getting a bit off topic here... As a Metal fan for 25 years, I have to say they sound quiet good. In line with nordic bands that play Viking or Folk Metal. Good mix of traditional sounds/instruments with an heavy atmosphere. Unfortunately for them, like in other music genders, in the Metal comunity people rather go to a concert listening to a guy screaming non-sence on songs that took 5 minutes to write, than supporting quality bands with unique sounds that require work and skills to produce.
  13. RPedro44

    Hakuho Applying for Japanese Citizenship

    My House, My Rules! They can do whatever they want. Unless there is a Bosman Law like it happen with Football, they can make their own rules and descriminations. Don't know much about Japan's legal system to know if a Bosman type ruling would be possible, but I would find it very difficult.
  14. RPedro44

    New Ozeki Takakeisho

    He can't receive an award because he is kyujo? Will he be allowed to attend his Ozeki promotion party next Sunday if still kyujo?
  15. RPedro44

    The new mongolian generation

    Mitoryu is definitly the biggest disappointment from your list. Was expecting for him to be at least a middle maegashira by now, but agree with you that he doesn't even look like he can reach makuuchi. Too soon to discard a Terunofuji come back? He is only 27 and still has time to reach higher ranks if doesn't get injured again.