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  1. Sumo Game Deadlines

    CiberSumo links are hampered (though not broken) by inclusion of the "index.php" string. Also, the entry form link is dead.
  2. In case others support the idea, I propose a new forum for intai prep and announcements, intai reviews and news, post-retirement activities, "where are they now", and funeral articles about rikishi who retire. To me, the "Off-topic" forum seems a poor fit for such information. The "Featured Rikishi & Heya" forum seems to focus more on active rikishi. How about, unless someone has a better title, "Retired Rikishi" in the Sumo Information Pond? (and, yes, I'd be available to move past relevant threads there to populate it)
  3. Preparations of the masses- May 2018

    One of the separate threads:
  4. Just saw this in my feed. The first half has a focus on sumo.
  5. Your favourite go-to quotes or bits of wisdom.

    A closed mouth gathers no foot. // Let it go, this too shall pass. // Attitude of gratitude. // Your vibe attracts your tribe. // Let love rule. // Everything is dust in the wind. // Accentuate the positive. // ... will add more after I think of them...
  6. Haru jungyo 2018

    FYI, the first link goes to the same page as the last link; the dohyo-iri has a different URL
  7. Trivia bits

    That is in accord with my intent.
  8. Trivia bits

    In case it hasn't been done already, here's one for the banzuke boffins. I was looking at the bout history of Takekaze and thought – has he held every Maegashira rank that was available? So... if it's not him, who has held the most available ranks within Maegashira since 1968? How about Juryo? ... Jonokuchi?
  9. Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    Well... belief or base instinct? (Man prefer pretty woman for, uh, babymaking attempt) Or a belief in a base instinct involving gender inequality? (Man strong and tough and mean, man better) Speaking of which, perhaps this particular article has some additional relevance or ... reinforcement.
  10. Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    Makes sense to me. So, for those who know, how long was there a tradition of allowing girls to participate in the "kiddie sumo"? How long has there been any kiddie sumo - which I imagine started with boys only? Hmm. His best attempt at saving face? ((sigh))
  11. Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    Perhaps, globally, there would be more favorable press than bad...
  12. Persistence Watch - 2018 edition

    Well, at least it's not just me. ** nits picked, cheaper by the dozen **
  13. Funny videos and photos of rikishi at play

    Don't Sweat it Time?
  14. Trivia bits

    So, this thread got me a-thinkin'. (fair warning, more punnery ahead) Foreign-born rikishi: sources of curiosity, concern, and controversy. Two men from Argentina reached high Juryo a young generation ago. No man from Spain, so far, has entered sumo, nor has any man from a Spanish-speaking country had the success as those two from Argentina. Yet. Let's say, for the sake of the upcoming silliness, such a man does move to Japan and does become a rikishi. His rising through the lower ranks could be gradual, yet with the sweetness of popular acclaim, like the pouring of milk and honey. Granted, it's easy to see this as so very unlikely as a double fantasy. It could happen someday. And if that day comes, it's alright. It's also quite possible that wags like me, with such thoughts between my head and the sky, will call him: Yoko-uno Ah, but what of Kaisei you may ask? (It's OK, you may ask.) He is among those men from Brazil (where they speak Portuguese) who became rikishi and, at this writing, has achieved the highest rank of them at Sekiwake. For the sake of more punnery, let's say Kaisei gets the big white rope. Then he could be a... Yokozuma.
  15. Have a go at a Haiku!

    Twice five plus seven syllables is not much, but that's haiku for you.