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  1. Really hope they take it easy on Miyagino. Of course, he's ultimately responsible for what goes happens on his watch, no one would argue otherwise. That said, he does more for promoting and popularizing the sport internationally and fostering future talent than anyone else I can think of. As has been said many times before, he's a huge asset to the JSA, whether they like it or not.
  2. Not that this has any connection to the scandal, but I found it interesting that at the 2023 Hatsu basho, Hokuseiho would arrive outside the Kokugikan in a large luxury model SUV with loud music blaring that would spill out when the rear passenger door opened and he exited the vehicle. It was always that Mongolian group The Hu, if memory serves , and he seemed to have something of an entourage traveling with him, not all of whom would debark along with him. It struck me, at the time, as more like a rock star’s entrance than what we would normally expect from a rikishi. I just chalked it up to being a young generation thing.
  3. Rumors confirmed, apparently, all very bad news for Miyagino stable. Most regrettable, this alleged misconduct and the fallout. How will this impact Miyagino’s ability to coach and run a heya?
  4. since_94

    Hatsu 2024 discussion (results)

    Takakeisho did appear to perform dohyo iri but didn’t fight Mitakeumi was defeated by Meisei Asanoyama was defeated by Hiradoumi Ura was defeated by Takayasu Kirishima was defeated by Kotonowaka Daieisho was defeated by Mitakeumi
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    Kyushu 2023 discussion (results)

    I vote Nishikigi for Man of the Match! Sky crane on Hokuseiho?!?!?! Tochinoshin will be proud. Also great fight by Takayasu to put the glowering one in the dirt. Love it!
  6. since_94

    Kyushu 2023 discussion (results)

    Yeah, Akua went full ape. That was vicious. There’s something dislikable about him
  7. since_94

    Kyushu 2023 discussion (results)

    Likewise was hoping for a swift dose of comeuppance, but it wasn’t to be. Not today, anyway.
  8. since_94

    Kyushu 2023 discussion (results)

    Signed. Came across as a complete tool, he did. Off putting for sure.
  9. since_94

    Kyushu 2023 discussion (results)

    I’m on board!
  10. since_94

    Kyushu 2023 discussion (results)

    Tedium for television viewers? The prolonged stare down thing rarely impresses the truly jaded sumo fans among us and that one was just beyond the beyond. FFS, the news needs to start at 6pm! I’m not even Japanese but I get antsy when rikishi mess with the order of the time/space continuum
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    Kyushu 2023 discussion (results)

    Kotoeko muscled Oho off his feet with what looked at first to me to be a slap, but when seen from another angle was actually a two handed push. Impressive display of strength all the same. Ryuden Atamifuji was a barn burner. Crowd loved it. Didn’t we all? Nishikigi with such a sweet shitatenage against Shonanomi. He looked brilliant on defense throughout that bout.
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    Kyushu 2023 discussion (results)

    Takakeisho felt that loss acutely, as evidenced by his body language. Feeling it slipping away…
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    Kyushu 2023 discussion (results)

    Day 1 rather lackluster, all around. Some ring rust in evidence. Disappointed in the performances of Hokutofuji and Ura, neither of whom mounted much offense against their opponents. Takayasu and Hoshoryu and Daiesho were looking good
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    Terunofuji situation - Kyushu 2023

    Not surprising in the least. Will Hatsu 2024 be the big man’s last hurrah? The final curtain call?
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    Natsu 2023 discussion (results)

    Agreed. Should have been torinaoshi. Also echoing sentiments about Abi as henka king. So tedious, this Abi guy. How desperate is he feeling?