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  1. Harumafuji scandal

    One has to wonder what happened to that bloody karaoke remote. I can't see it being clean after bludgeoning Taka's head open.
  2. Harumafuji scandal

    The fact his daughter being teased about the scandal was a deciding factor in his decision to retire says a lot about what kind of man he is. In hindsight, it does seem like the best decision. If he hadn't retired, this scandal likely would've remained fresh in everyone's minds for the rest of his career, and a lot longer than it needed to be. This whole mess would've continued to drain him mentally and emotionally, and he would've just kept pushing for that 10th yusho and ended up with poorer and poorer performances until his inevitable retirement at his decline rather than at his peak. That would've been a much less favorable way to go than taking responsibility for his actions and honorably retiring for the sake of his family, his stable, and his fans, even if it meant having no future in sumo. So it makes sense why he did it, even if a lot of people think his decision to go intai was a bit hasty.
  3. New Juryo for Hatsu 2018

    It should be aquamarine, specifically.
  4. Harumafuji scandal

    If that's the case, would Harumafuji go through with it? In 2-3 years, this scandal will mostly have faded from the public mind, but it seems Harumafuji considers the scandal itself (no matter how severe the assault or not) unforgivable, full stop. Maybe he would be too ashamed to try and acquire what he needs to be an oyakata later on.
  5. Harumafuji scandal

    Speaking of which, why is it that after a rikishi's intai announcement, it seems to take 7-9 months until their danpatsushiki? For the top rank rikishi, anyway.
  6. Harumafuji scandal

    Hakuho's gonna have to tread very lightly from here to 2020.
  7. Harumafuji scandal

    Takanohana definitely doesn't have the best track record. And he gives me the heebie-jeebies. Those eyes ... Does he even feel emotions? I'm also wondering how it's possible for him to keep Takanoiwa completely hidden from the public eye since this scandal started. There's an investigation going on and all. Shouldn't the police be questioning the victim? Can Takanohana actually refuse to comply and keep Takanoiwa hidden as long as he likes?
  8. Harumafuji scandal

    Unless things have changed since this claim, Hakuho apparently did intervene (or tried to, anyway.)
  9. Harumafuji scandal

    Very interesting seeing how much of a difference there is. Most everyone in that thread seeming content and feeling that retirement was right and bidding fond farewells to Asashoryu. Yet here we have some dissonance with the decision that was made, and feeling that intai may have been too swift or harsh for Harumafuji, and our farewells bittersweet. Despite both intais were due to scandal, it doesn't completely feel like Harumafuji deserved it. At least, not before the investigation had finished.
  10. Harumafuji scandal

    Apologies if this has already been answered, but I'm guessing that Harumafuji won't be allowed to become an oyakata or a coach or remain in the sumo world in any way?
  11. Makunouchi Yushos in 2018

    (I misclicked, I intended to vote 2 Ozeki yushos, not 1.) Hakuho 3 Goeido 1 Takayasu 1 Onosho 1
  12. Sekitori Heya Game (SHG) Kyushu 2017 ENTRY+STANDINGS

    6th place and a KK in my sumo games debut! Not too shabby. Well played, everyone!
  13. Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    40th yusho for Hak! Will he try to reach 50, or was 40 the end goal? And is it possible for him to reach 50?
  14. Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    My boy Giku's having a rough time climbing back up through sanyaku. He's got the spirit, he just can't pull out the wins.
  15. In the slow-mo, after he slaps Yoshi, he appears to tap his back like Harumafuji did to Kotoshogiku believing it was a false start. Was that the problem?