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  1. Yamanashi

    Hatsu 2022 day 15 pics overview

    The optics of a new Ozeki having a former (still-active) Ozeki carry the flag seems ... a little cringey. Hakuho probably wanted to honor the amazing story of fellow-Mongolian Kyokutenho's yusho; besides, he's the dang GOAT, and was then (halfway through his 45 total Yusho tally), and he can do it if he wants to.
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    Hanakaze retires

    Does he get an extra five-year term as a chanko advisor? What an amazing feat to stick it out that long!
  3. Takagenji's update to Forrest Gump: "It's just this COVID ... and that lying SOB Hakkaku!"
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    YDC convenes after Hatsu 2022

    Since he's retiring, maybe he just wanted to get a lot of stuff off of his chest. If so, his innermost thoughts are more trivial than sublime.
  5. I'm unclear about this "charges being filed". Is it inherently illegal for a Japanese citizen to play these slots? Did the police make a big sweeping bust of the whole building and these two got caught up in it? Is there a law in Japan that says "rikishi can't play certain types of slot machines"?
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    Trivia bits

    I thought that it's the difference between "push out" and "throw out" (or down). I don't know whether you watch NFL football, but oshidashi is what offensive linemen are supposed to do; you'd get called for Holding if you tsuridashi-ed them. I don't watch NFL anymore, but I was hoping a color commentator would make that analogy someday, just for the hell of it.
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    Trivia bits

    I did it manually, but not too hard with only 162 bouts. The distinction is pretty vague! (I say that so a more knowledgeable poster will come and correct me).
  8. Yamanashi

    Trivia bits

    If you look at him on the db you can just select "bouts by kimarite", but the sums are on the left. Enho has been beaten by: 41 oshitaoshi, 15 yoritaoshi, 8 tsukitaoshi, 5 kimetaoshi, 2 abisetoashi (embarrassing!), and 2 okuritaoshi: 73 losses out of 162 total, or 45% (!!)
  9. Yamanashi

    Have a go at a Haiku!

    Mitakeumi! Back to three Ozeki ... or Maybe back to two?
  10. Yamanashi

    Music abroad

    Regular translators. The guest artist gets a translation and overall theme for the song, then writes and sings lead vocal for one or more sections of the song. That's basically how Lzzy Hale collaborated on "Song of Women". Incidentally, the "creation myth" that the Hu came together as a bunch of down-and-out street kids is fiction. They were chosen from among graduates of the Mongolian State Music and Dance Conservatory in Ulaanbator. Their director is a fellow named Dashka.
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    Trivia bits

    Kind of a Child Prodigy in that respect. He will run away with this record and it won't be broken (unless he is first).
  12. Yamanashi

    Next Ozeki?

    Giving up already? Don't we know another guy who dropped down to mid-Jonidan and hasn't had an MK since?? Where is he ranked?
  13. Yamanashi

    Hatsu 2022 discussions (results)

    After such an unconditional show of support, what can he do except say "Arigatō" and gambarize!
  14. Yamanashi

    Hatsu 2022 day 15 pics overview

    Forget the cup, the macaron, the parade ... he got to give his speech directly in front of the Woman in White! I have to hurry over to that thread to see if there are any Romance Rumors.
  15. Yamanashi

    Next Ozeki?

    Yeah, it does, but as the wise man says, "Hoshoryu ain't Enho." Enho has to try crazy stuff because he can't gain weight like Tobizaru or muscle like Ishiura. Hoshoryu is a little skinny for his height, but his repertoire is a whole lot more conventional.
  16. Yamanashi

    Pokemon collabs with Sumo

    Thoughts and prayers, my friend, thoughts and prayers.
  17. Yamanashi

    Next Ozeki?

    I think you're onto something re: "win fancy". On the gain-a-little-weight side of the argument is the alarming number of -taoshi losses, suggesting that when his clever plan fails it blows up on him. Maybe it's both.
  18. Yamanashi

    Next Ozeki?

    He's right. Shodai is the next Ozeki ... again.
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    Next Ozeki?

    Well, he's been at it for 12 years, 5 as sekitori. He'd better hurry.
  20. Yamanashi

    Hatsu 2022 Promotion & Yusho blather

    OK, got it.
  21. Yamanashi

    Hatsu 2022 discussions (results)

    Alas, you are probably right (protestations notwithstanding), though Ichinojo's lower back is past its prime. They will be like those late 60's pop conglomerations with lots of pleasant, entertaining songs featuring a different lead singer for each one. I claim dibs on the name "Sanyaku Association."
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    Hatsu 2022 Promotion & Yusho blather

    Also, Kotoyusho beat Chiyoarashi H2H, and he's J13e vs C's J13w (does that even mean anything anymore?) On Chiyoarashi's side, the optics look better because he lost his five-in-a-row in the middle of the basho instead of at the end.
  23. Yamanashi

    Meat loaf dies...

    He was (eventually) philosophical about people reverently calling him "Mr. Loaf". But, after all, this was the career he chose.
  24. Yamanashi

    An American Reminisces

    Sorry, out of reactions, but "Like". It was a appreciative reminiscence of visiting a heya while her husband was stationed in Japan. And pretty accurate (except for the Yokozuna reference). Thanks for finding this.
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    Hatsu 2022 - Day 11: Wardrobe malfunction?

    Specifically, Polynesian. Americans are getting (on average) too fat, but there's genetics involved in being able to hold weight and strength simultaneously.