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  1. Kyushu 2017 "Poster" (leaflet)

    So, is there consensus? Was my first guess of Hakuho correct? Embarrassing to actually recognize Hakuho's belly at a glance. The things we'll resort to discussing between bashos...
  2. New recruits for Kyushu 2017

    Ah, some possibly very notable newbies. I definitely need to show up to watch all day, in case some ot these fellows are wrestling. Can't wait for the bansuke and to visit Fukuoka again. Even if Ura won't be there, the wrestling and tonkotsu ramen will still be very good, I'm sure.
  3. Kyushu 2017 "Poster" (leaflet)

    Somehow I'm certain you are correct. Well, if I get a chance, I'll filch one of Harumafuji then. I have tickets for Nov. 14th!
  4. Kyushu 2017 "Poster" (leaflet)

    They really think Hakuho's belly is that big of a draw, eh? This is classic. If I can find one in Fukuoka that I can snag, I'll frame it when I get home!
  5. Featured Rikishi - Ura

    LOL, made me feel just a little better. Looks like multiple rikishi with pups.
  6. Ura injured

    Really? You're from Shorewood Hills? I checked his Wiki page, and indeed, yes. You knew that already, of course.
  7. Narita toilets and sumo

    Quite entertaining. I forwarded this link to a couple of friends.
  8. Featured Rikishi - Ura

    Thanks! I hope he makes it back to Makuuchi. We shall see. Either way, he needed a "Featured Rikishi" thread. Get well Ura!
  9. Ura injured

    Thanks for the update, Kinta. I've been scanning Sumo Forum and the web every day or so, looking for what's up with our boy. I've been operated on twice for torn ACLs, both times from basketball injuries. I credit the recoveries/physical therapy for dramatically increasing my personal threshold for pain. Rough, but one can recover, and they take special care with the pro athletes. Point of curiosity, my second surgery was actually performed by the Olympic speed skater and five time gold medalist, Eric Heiden. Apparently6, he went to medical school somewhere in there... If it's a full tear, either of the two major surgery methods is pretty much 6 months to a year recovery. If it's a partial tear, they may be able to do orthroscopic surgery with a much shorter recovery.
  10. Featured Rikishi - Ura

    Sadly, I do not read Japanese, so I'm wondering if anyone has heard news of my favorite rikishi? How bad is the injury? Surgery? Expected return basho? Any news would be most welcome. Dom arigato gozaimasu. I need my pink mawashi fix... Ura being something of a fan favorite, I was surprised to see there was not already a thread here.
  11. Harumafuji Intai Speculation

    Not having followed the sport long enough to see a yokozuna retire, I should just keep my mouth shut, but no... I'm a minor Harumafuji fan. He really got his act together by mid-basho, and pretty much man handled the competition, including the skillful dispatching of Goeido twice on the final day. I hope he makes it to 10 and Hakuho to 40 before we see the last of them. Kakuryu, if not well recovered by November, I expect to retire over the winter, maybe before the January basho.
  12. Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2017

    So, I suppose Enho will go to Makushita, correct? Any predictions for where he'll rank? And, has anyone heard anything about Ura? Injury status/surgery/ expectations? Sadly, I'll never be able to read kanji, too lazy, too old to be bothered. (the spoken language is tough enough)
  13. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Well, there was some excellent sumo and there were some high entertainment bouts (Takarafuji vs. Ishiura for example). It was a mad mad mad "wacky bash." I hope we have Hakuho back tor the Kyushu basho, even though a number of folks enjoyed the chaos. I hope we get Ura back eventually, but I hold scant hope for November.
  14. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Some very good sumo today. Enho and Onosho both looking very good, and many other strong performers. I particularly liked Kotoshogiku's efforts today. And, we should hear scant Harumafuji bashing for a bit. Hoping Hakuo is back in Fukuoka.
  15. Videos -Wacky Aki 2017- Promo and Days 1-15

    Toshinoshin vs. Ishiura, are you certain you are not confusing harimanage with the even rarer kimarite, Hanayoheioshi? Where one wrestler raises the other by the mawashi and spins him like a baton? That was hilarious, and what a fabulous bout! I hope Ishiura doesn't go to Juryo.