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  1. Yamanashi

    Font change?

    Mac OS Mojave; Firefox running on an older MacBook Pro (2012). Everything seems Just Fine. (Except for fonts that the forum doesn’t have).
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    Ridiculous Predictions for Haru 2019

    Nishikigi's eyesight is getting worse. On his way from the prep room he mistakes Shin-Oshiogawa for his next opponent, and forces him out of the snack bar with a crisp yorikiri.
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    Sumo anime and manga

    I shall attempt to be delicate here ... A deep dive into all things Japanese Google reveals a DVD featuring female sumo porn (rezusumo?). Apparently not ever, ever allowed on the Ozumo dohyo, what with all the females. I guess sumo must still be popular in Japan.
  4. Hakuho claims a series of little injuries are pestering him during the basho; meanwhile he wins 15-0 ; also takes time out after day 7 to get in BP with the Orix Buffaloes. Kakuryu starts off well, but begins pulling on day 6 and exits after 3 straight losses. "I dunno, it's lots of little stuff, my knee's acting up, the ripped toenail, slept funny on my elbow, but hey, sorry for kvetching" he explains in an exclusive interview to a bald fellow from Israel. Tochinoshin makes a dramatic comeback, going 8-7 as he pulls a rare henka on Goeido, who sells out completely and takes out three rows of spectators including 4 geisha. Shodai decides to embrace his tachiai. He simply stands up at the beginning of a match against Aoiyama, who misjudges and falls over. Next day Shodai tries this against Hokutofuji, who sends him backwards so fast that he takes out three rows of spectators including 4 geisha.
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    PR for Haru 2019

    Apotheosis? I'm seeing the signs ...
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    Terunofuji's health problems

    It looks like a vein thing. There's a lot of constriction from the mawashi, however ... I'm worried about diabetes with this guy.
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    Preparations of the Y/O Haru 2019

    I guess it depends on what meaning you assign to that English phrase. After all, Hakuho "hasn't really been going anywhere" for several years.
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    New kesho mawashi (pics)

    Yes; there is a Japanese male pop duo (SImon-and-Garfunkel type group) with the name "Kinki Kids." Unsettling if you don't know the derivation.
  9. Yamanashi

    Have a go at a Haiku!

    Last week, ice and rain; But Spring has come at last! And ... What? Freeze warning? What !?
  10. Yamanashi

    Have a go at a Haiku!

    Kisenosato, Has a new job and new name, And has grown a smile.
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    Courtesy calls by rikishi and oyakata

    Are they supposed to represent Takayasu? Is that ... chest hair?
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    Araiso-oyakata plans NFL training methods

    Employing 20% of good new ideas might make things 20% better; you don't need to try for 100%.
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    Araiso-oyakata plans NFL training methods

    In American football, offensive linemen are huge and tall, but they have to be quick. They cannot (legally) hold their opponent, but they learn hand-check skills, and they have to have superior footwork. The dream of every offensive lineman is the "pancake block", in which they drive their opponent backwards and onto the ground. Incidentally, in terms of IQ's, statistically OL guys are at the top -- often engineering majors in college; an NFL tackle has written a master's thesis on numerical analysis. IMHO, some of the physical training has Sumo equivalents (blocking sled -> butsukari, though lineman work as a team), but the breakthrough that NFL team trainers have made is in knowing the types, duration, and combination of exercises that maximize the increase in power, strength, speed and flexibility without causing injury.
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    Heisei strongest yokozuna ranking

    I vacillated between the "Ha Ha" icon and the "shame on you" icon, but they don't have the second one, so ...
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    Araiso-oyakata plans NFL training methods

    Us old timers remember the bad ol' days of huffing stew and OD'ing on poteen. They cleaned up the sport for awhile, until the early 2000's when the traumatic arrival of flannel-sniffing hit the sport like a wet moose.