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  1. YDC have established their snowflake credentials. After Hakuho comes back with a zensho in September will it be jazz hands? https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/02/clapping-replaced-jazz-hands-student-union-amid-fears-noise/
  2. Tigerboy1966

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Tell me about it. I went from, "oh that's a bit of a nasty rash" to "Lord please take me now" in the space of 12 hours. And then your skin starts peeling off like wet wallpaper. It's not a pleasant experience.
  3. Tigerboy1966

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Or maybe he is familiar with the sources of Othello and knows that the villain's name should probably be rendered as Diego.
  4. Tigerboy1966

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Well, they've gone for Tochiozan v Hak and Tochinoshin v Ichi on day 8. I think that leaves Hakuho with 7 sanyaku opponents to fight in 7 days. So if Hak and Ichi are going to fight each other some lucky chap will avoid an encounter with the boss.
  5. Tigerboy1966

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Can someone please explain the meaning of Abema's "red pentagon in blue circle" graphic?
  6. Tigerboy1966

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    And again we see Takakeisho looking somewhat flummoxed when he can't execute Plan A.
  7. Tigerboy1966

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Not much belt wrestling on view in maku'uchi today. I felt sorry for Yago who at least attempted some yotsu-sumo but was bamboozled by Ryuden's loose mawashi.
  8. Tigerboy1966

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    When a man that size loses weight he is likely to sag badly and look worse than when he was fully inflated.
  9. Tigerboy1966

    Ridiculous Predictions for Haru 2019

    Gyoji decide to enforce the "both hands down" rule. The final match therefore goes on at just before midnight on most days. An exhausted Goeido protests "it's not meant to be taken LITERALLY".
  10. Tigerboy1966

    Banzuke for Haru 2019

    New career high for Hattorizakura at Jk15w. The ascent has begun.
  11. Tigerboy1966

    New Juryo for Haru 2019

    Will the mononamed Kiribayama get an extended shikona?
  12. Tigerboy1966

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Not a bad thing: they would have had a tough job filling the second komusubi spot.
  13. Tigerboy1966

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Every time over the last two years that I've said that Kisenosato is definitely finished and needs to retire he limps and stumbles on to appear on the next banzuke so I'll try another approach. Ahem. Kisenosato will win his next 14 matches, take the yusho, and dominate sumo in 2019. That should do it. Honestly though, I just want to give him a hug and nice cup of tea and say "mate, you don't need to do this anymore".
  14. Tigerboy1966

    Are you ready for some sumo !!? Predictions

    Takakeisho is physically incapable of doing yotsu-sumo. He would have to drastically alter his body shape (or get arm extensions) to be able to reach the belt.
  15. The mainstream English language Japanese news sources aren't much good: you just get a brief summary of the results focusing on the Y/O. Typical comments include "Yokozuna X easily beat komusubi Y by Z" or "Yokozuna X was forced to the edge by maegashira Y but recovered to win by Z" Not much more than you could get from looking at the matches and results page on the official site and considerably less fun than watching Kintamayama's videos. I would say however that John Gunning's column in the Japan Times is always worth reading.