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  1. Yamanashi

    Videos Haru basho 2024- Days 1-15

    I'm enjoying the transition you're using this basho. Reminds me of the "Batman Spin" transition.
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    Haru 2024 discussion (results)

    Kitajin Endo has only spent two basho in Juryo for his career, the last in 2016. He's probably headed back after two 5-10 tournaments and this disaster in the making. Will he hang around at 33, or should Tenkaiho look to borrow his fifth kabu? Last July Endo bounced back from M16 with a double-digit basho; too late for that now.
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    Haru 2024 discussion (results)

    OK, sorry, no one started up Ridiculous Predictions. I swear, next basho for sure.
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    Insulting Column Making Fun of Shikona

    I've said it before and I'll say it again, his name makes me think of fried chicken. There, I've said it (again).
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    New recruits March 2024

    I kind of like it. Granted, it puts off the date of first mage awhile, but maybe that will create more incentive to tough it out in the first year. This photo looks better than the "solar corona" look most of these kids have for their first bouts in Jonokuchi.
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    Haru 2024 discussion (results)

    On Day 5, Sd10e Oyamada defeated Sd8w Ebisumaru with the kimarite omata. The NSK video says "this rare technique has not been used since 1958." Are there any occurrences of this technique since the video?
  7. Sorry for luring you onto the tangent, but it was a comment on your wondering whether conjoined heya could breach the one-foreigner rule.
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    Share bar needs an update - or removal?

    Well, it was only a dream that I could share my Sumo wisdom on AOL.
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    Haru 2024 discussion (results)

    Harumafuji was unavailable for comment.
  10. IIRC, because of heya transfer Kaisei was one of two foreigners in the heya (was it Kyokushuho?)
  11. I assumed that's what Ishiura was for, drawing on his family lineage. maybe there wasn't enough time [or maybe I'm wrong!]
  12. See some relevant posts in the Amasumo discussion about World Championship Sumo.
  13. Yamanashi

    Paramedics to be available at honbasho

    Another check mark on the "it's good that the dohyo is raised" team.
  14. Yamanashi

    Lower division celebs results

    It seems like there are plenty of reasons for the crowd to show up a little early and watch the top of Makushita this basho.
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    Haru 2024 discussion (results)

    Interesting gradation; on re-watching the bout I'd say he was surprised at the tawara and flummoxed when he got pushed out.
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    Spirited rikishi Haru 2024

    How spirited does an ex-Sekiwake need to be to look great at J10?
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    Haru 2024 discussion (results)

    What a strange combination of events: Endo switches to a makekai which almost led to the dreaded immediate force out; he resists at the bales and Kitanowaka looks flummoxed; Endo rebounds off the tawara and shoves Kitanowaka all the way across the dohyo. I don't think I've ever seen that before.
  18. Sumo as a sport seems a bit obscure for a potential worldwide pro league. Judo is a more well-known sport; how's the Judo Pro League doing?
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    Haru 2024 discussion (results)

    Haru 2022: "Our only Yokozuna is out again! Thank goodness for the three Ozeki (Shodai, Takakeisho, Mitakeumi)" Haru 2023: "Yokozuna and only Ozeki are kyujo! Will no one step up?" Haru 2024: "All our four Ozeki are bums! Hope the Yokozuna can hold on again."
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    New recruits March 2024

    As you pointed out, returnee Makotofuji is the older brother of newcomer Hino, so kind of neat that they'll be together. Wakaarata must be healed enough to return; Karino's big wall is not Maezumo, it's picking up a win in Jonokuchi. As for the remaining denizens of Bg, many have been there for a long time. Seeing them back in Maezumo would be like The Return of Martin Guerre [I'm putting in my entry for "Obscure Reference of the Year" a little early].
  21. He'd likely get kicked out of the MSA within three months for hijinks of some sort.
  22. Yamanashi

    Have a go at a Haiku!

    Takarafuji Finally drops to Juryo; "He's no Spring chicken"
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    Sumo obituaries

    I was astonished to read that 35% of his wins were by tsuridashi (all at Juryo or above, since there are no records in the db for his lower-rank career).
  24. Pardon for the ignorance, but is the only-in-the Ichimon rule absolute? Would the NSK make willing rikishi retire rather than find a heya outside of the ichimon to transfer to?
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    Tochinoshin activities

    I'm not much of a wine drinker anymore, but I always liked German wines. Especially ideal climate for white wines. California's blessing is the spectrum of climates and soils in one state. Long North-to-South, 32°N to 42°N, two mountain ranges and a west coast with winds from the Sea. As someone said, "Even a moron could make wine in California -- and many do." Georgia is latitude 41-43°N and mostly mountainous, so reds are difficult, but they seem to have some well-adapted varietals. Hmm, maybe I'll start drinking a little more wine. Maybe we should start a thread in Off-topic.