Yamanashi

Regular Members
  • Content Count

    4,371
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    13

Everything posted by Yamanashi

  1. Yamanashi

    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    It was the second part: embarrasses him, then offers his hand up. Imagine the kintamayamas on that guy!
  2. Yamanashi

    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    Roga super-henkas veteran Hokutofuji (who lands in the third row), then goes across the dohyo to see if his opponent needs a hand up. Kotozakura vs. Shonannoumi: looked like "Dance of the Hours" at Tokyo Disney.
  3. Yamanashi

    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    Re: Nabatame (Ms2w) Currently at 4-2; 15 out of 20 of the last 4-3 at this rank have made Juryo. If he makes 5-2, it's almost a lock (especially with the surrounding rikishi's scores).
  4. Yamanashi

    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    I'm looking forward to the possible cringe scenario in Futagoyamaheya's Sumo Food videos, if Roga and Nabatame are both in Juryo.
  5. Yamanashi

    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    Chiyoshoma has turned Japanese (though w/o joining the Vapors). Usually that precedes a kyujo or fall down the banzuke and then intai/kabu. Instead, he's sticking around the leaderboard in Juryo (9-2), which I did not expect. His wins include 7 yorikiri, and the only henka in his matches was by Endo.
  6. Yamanashi

    Videos Natsu Basho 2024 - Days 1-14

    Roger on the mug acquisition: dark blue handle and inside, Dohyo face on outside. Good size, seems solid; nice! Domo Arigato, Mr. Doh-boto.
  7. Yamanashi

    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    At that distance and speed, one would have to try to touch down before the edge, regardless of how much he's pulling you. To me it looks like panic: you have to do something if you don't plan to just back out, so try pulling.
  8. Yamanashi

    Kyujo Updates - 2024 Natsu

    Well, it's not like going kyujo is his ticket up either, but I get your point. At least 25% of the discussion each basho seems to be about this conundrum (which is endemic to Ozumo).
  9. Yamanashi

    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    Related to that, I count four relatives of former rikishi currently in Makuuchii: Hoshoryu, Kotozakura, Oho, and Sadanoumi. Are there any others?
  10. Yamanashi

    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    My impression, too. Again, Shodai learns nothing.
  11. Yamanashi

    Videos Natsu Basho 2024 - Days 1-14

    Interestingly, most American Football stadiums run North/South so that neither side will have the sun in their eyes (I don't know about football/soccer stadiums, but everyone else does). A running back that goes straight up the field (instead of running sideways to get around the end of the line) is called a "north-south" runner. So, Hiro's term didn't sound strange to me; but dohyo's are different, aren't they?
  12. Yamanashi

    Kyujo Updates - 2024 Natsu

    https://tenor.com/view/it-was-a-pun-monty-python-banter-it-was-a-joke-bad-joke-gif-17007760
  13. Yamanashi

    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    This remains to be seen. Mitakeumi was demoted because of injury/health. Shodai: who knows? We'll probably find out what Kirishima's issues are before the next basho.
  14. Yamanashi

    Videos Natsu Basho 2024 - Days 1-14

    I got an "on the way" note from UPS (United Parcel Service), with an ETA of May 21. Who's got the copyright of that picture – NHK?
  15. Yamanashi

    Kotoeko intai. Now Oguruma-oyakata

    Good for him! He always punched above his weight; a real "lunch bucket" kind of guy.
  16. Yamanashi

    Videos Natsu Basho 2024 - Days 1-14

    Because of my deep appreciation, I'm offering this advice for free: you need to use this phrase, except "Hello Moti!"
  17. Yamanashi

    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    "Don't step on my contacts!"
  18. All but one member of Sanyaku loses on day 1. Sorry, not ridiculous enough. (H/T @Akinomaki)
  19. Yamanashi

    Narutobeya happenings

    Day 5: Oshozan, Naruto's first deshi and at 24 a vet of 49 basho, won his first two bouts and for his third bout entered the Darwinian cut-down. His opponent was 2-0 Anhibiki from Ajigawa, 13-3 in his fourth basho and Jonokuchi Yusho winner. After being sent back to the tawara, Oshozan began a barrage of shoving and knocked Anhibiki on his butt for an oshitaoshi (or maybe an assitori?)
  20. Yamanashi

    Narutobeya happenings

    I follow Narutobeya on Twitter and Instagram, so I'm creating this topic to record my news and views (sometimes incorrect/lamebrain; that's why I've cordoned it off in its own topic!)
  21. Yamanashi

    Ex-Rikishi actors

    Like 蠅の王.
  22. Yamanashi

    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    Mitakeumi blasted away, then got pushed and lumbered around like a drunk, then took hold of Meisei's mawashi and outmuscled him off the dohyo. Clearly, this was Mitakeumi's homage to his buddy Takayasu.
  23. Yamanashi

    Retirements after Natsu 2024

    Matsuda: Honestly, after 11 years at sub-Sekitori level he looks great! Apparently he never got above 120 kg, which helps (though maybe at the expense of his Sumo rank).
  24. Yamanashi

    Videos Natsu Basho 2024 - Days 1-14

    I almost never use Rumble, however be aware of this: The bad thing about Rumble is they don't kick out accounts that you consider to be dangerous lunatics. The good thing about Rumble is they won't kick out your account when someone else considers you to be a dangerous lunatic.
  25. Yamanashi

    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    Watching the Hoshoryu-Hiradoumi-Shinosuke pas de trois reminds me that "if you want to post something on Ridiculous Predictions, it's got to be even more ridiculous than that."