Tigerboy1966

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  1. Life, the universe and sumo.
  2. And no matter how good you are, you can't get promoted out of makunouchi. That means that the ability range is much wider in the top division. No-one really bats an eyelid when someone from the bottom end of the juryo ranking yushos: in the last two tears we've had wins from two J11s, a J12, a J13 and a J14. Mind you, that's becoming a thing in maku'uchi in 2020.
  3. Tigerboy1966

    Shikihide beya troubles

    I was sort of imagining TAFKA Tochiozan kicking in the heya door and doing a Gunnery Sergeant Hartman routine: "Do you think I'm cute Private Hattorizakura? Do you think I'm funny?" They would then run back into the arms of the okamisan and all would be as well as it will ever be at Shikihide beya. See also the Red Dwarf episode "Queeg".
  4. Tigerboy1966

    Shikihide beya troubles

    I know this might look too much like common sense to be considered in sumo, but here goes... When an oyakata is temporarily unable to run his heya because of health problems then a coach from the same ichimon should be assigned to come over and take the reins. It would ensure that the wrestlers are trained by someone who knows the ropes (or bales) and would provide excellent experience for a man who hopes to run his own stable one day. Kasugano currently has six coaches and one consultant coach; I'm sure they could have spared one...
  5. Tigerboy1966

    Are Abi's days numbered?

    True. "Everyone else was doing it" is not a defence. Try it when you get a speeding ticket and see how far it gets you.
  6. Tigerboy1966

    Lower division celebs results

    Does anyone know if Toma has managed to shed any kilos? On his debut he came in at 211 kg. I'm the same height and half that weight and I am considered obese. There are countries in Europe where a BMI of 63 would lead to hospitalisation.
  7. Tigerboy1966

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    The same character was used by TaiHO ("great peng") and HakuHO ("white peng"). ShHOzan ("pine-peng-mountain") uses a different kanji with the same meaning.
  8. Tigerboy1966

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Hokuseiho = Blue Phoenix of the North? I know 鵬 isn't exactly "phoenix" but it's still a cool name.
  9. Tigerboy1966

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    His pre-sumo name is Davaaninj Ariunaa, which is about as Mongolian as "Paddy O'Riley" is Irish. Somehow they got him registered with a Japanese hometown, but he's definitely Mongolian.
  10. Tigerboy1966

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    He did classic yotsu sumo for 15 days. His technique was correct and precise. He showed great balance and executed his winning moves perfectly. What else do you want?
  11. Tigerboy1966

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    I have Nishikigi, Kotonowaka, Kotoyuki and Chiyomaru going down, and Meisei, Tobizaru, Kyokutaisei and Hoshoryu going up. I have Ikioi surviving at the expense of Ichinojo. I would much prefer Ichinojo to be in maku'uchi, but I think that Ikioi might have a lucky escape.
  12. Tigerboy1966

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Was Ikioi's win today enough to save him?
  13. Tigerboy1966

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Jonokuchi last year in Nagoya. Naruto beya.
  14. Tigerboy1966

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    It's a Tatsunami tomoe-sen!
  15. Tigerboy1966

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    They are going to have to crack on to get this finished by 6!