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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).
  2. 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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    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.
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    PR for Haru 2019

    Apotheosis? I'm seeing the signs ...
  6. Yamanashi

    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.
  8. Yamanashi

    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.
  11. Yamanashi

    Courtesy calls by rikishi and oyakata

    Are they supposed to represent Takayasu? Is that ... chest hair?
  12. Yamanashi

    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.
  14. Yamanashi

    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.
  16. Yamanashi

    PR ambassadors from sumo

    Asakura: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Asakura,+Fukuoka+Prefecture,+Japan/@33.4214179,130.6687175,20766m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x354171697f8fe13d:0xfadf3defe6ab1dfe!8m2!3d33.4234125!4d130.665573 Mongolia: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Mongolia/@43.0919267,101.2298685,290067m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x3627050669aa6d4b:0xe0dd213937e6e096!8m2!3d46.862496!4d103.846656 Well, yeah, other than the lack of forest or water or cities, I can see the similarities ...
  17. Yamanashi

    Naruto beya-new violence..

    ... and now two tweets saying the same on twitter.com/NARUTOBEYAteam.
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    Naruto beya-new violence..

    2/19: At last, a note from Naruto Oyakata on his Ameblo page https://ameblo.jp/kotooshu-naruto/entry-12441326744.html このたびは部屋で起きた問題について、多大なるご心配をおかけし大変申し訳ございませんでした。 しっかりと反省し、また相撲協会からの処分を真摯に受け止め、今後このようなことを起こさないよう指導、監督していきます。 これからは、稽古場だけではなく、生活面でも前向きに取り組むことができる環境を整え、相撲道に挑戦してよかったと鳴戸部屋全員が思えるよう、真摯に取り組んで参ります。 今後とも鳴戸部屋をよろしくお願い致します。 Accepts the judgement of the NSK, and promises to prepare a positive environment not only on the training side, but also on the living side. An article on Yahoo news (?) suggested a reason for the "temporary" designation in previous news stories: it appears that Naruto and family do not live at the heya, so there is not a 24-hour presence there.
  19. Yamanashi

    Trump on senshuraku?

    Mods, pull this thread, please.
  20. Yamanashi

    Day 15 pics overview Hatsu 2019

    I don't see it; BBT looks too wimpy. Closer to Charles Bronson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Bronson#/media/File:Charles_Bronson_-_1966.JPG or Jack Soo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Soo#/media/File:Jack_Soo_1975.jpg
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    Naruto beya-new violence..

    2/14: 19 days and 18 days
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    Another Sekitori Marriage

    Probably. I've seen a few pictures of Japanese weddings (the Western part) where the bride and groom cut the huge cake with a sword. This is not uncommon in England and the US, especially when the bride or groom has a military background. Supposedly, the increased stiffness of cake icing on the first tier (to hold up the phenomenally tall cake) led to the bride and groom combining their strengths to puncture the icing.
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    Naruto beya-new violence..

    As of 2/10 (and two days past the NSK news), 15 and 14.
  24. Yamanashi

    Takanoiwa danpatsu shiki pics overview

    "Coming to the Kokugikan this Spring ... the Ozumo Little Theater's rendition of Un Chien Andalou."
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    Kisenosato intai

    You know, I'm surprised and impressed! His jacket and pants fit, and he seems to move pretty easily in them. Not at all the "walrus in a cardigan" look that so many rikishi have when they have to transition back into street clothes.