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  1. I wonder if his bullying also takes forever
  2. I sent an email to that sumo restaurant and apparently they can book me for April right now. So awesome I’m so happy, I can’t wait to get to get ragdolled out of the dohyo in front of my kids. Small problem is it’s a little less than an hour via train from my hotel, less in car but taxi in Japan = $$$$. Although I might just Uber it.
  3. Wow you guys are awesome, thanks for helping me out, that restaurant with the show looks ridiculously fantastic and I think it’s going to have to be obligatory when we are in Tokyo. I already sent an email asking if it’s too early to book right now, I don’t want to forget. Catching some amateur sumo would be incredible as well.
  4. Hey all, how are you? I hope you enjoyed the last basho, I know I did. I have a question for all of you smart people. I am taking my wife and two small kids to Tokyo from April 1st to April 8th, 2024, just a few days after the March basho ends (dang it!) I want to take them to something sumo-related, only for one day, and if that, only for an hour or two, nothing that big of a deal just something so they can experience some of that culture, they know I watch all the bashos at home and it would be a fun experience. Now we're only staying in tokyo, so it would have to be something that goes on in the city, exhibitions or autograph signings or something like that, I guess at the very least I can take them to the Kokugikan and show them where it happens but it would be fun if they actually get to meet a wrestler, take a picture or watch a bout. In my very limited experience the only thing that goes on in between bashos regularly are the jungyos and those do not happen in the big cities, but I know there are other tournaments like amateur championships, the hakuho cup, other type of tournaments, etc. Could I be lucky enough to be in tokyo when something like that happens? Thanks everyone.
  5. Kuhne

    The end?

    Natto got hit as I viewed last nights coverage, the moment the video was done and I switched to the juryo, the video it didn’t work anymore. That really sucks. I hope everything stays right with your content kinta! Good luck!
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    Hatsu 2023 discussion (results)

    Will he though? I mean it as an actual question because with the JSA it is always a case by case, with Terunofuji of course they allow him all the time he wants to recover as he had just had an epic comeback, won a bunch of bashos, and proven that he was a true yokozuna, so, of course, he gets the time, with Keisho I think it could be a problem, if I recall correctly he already went yun yusho followed by a yusho (what he is trying to do here) and he wasn't given the rope of course, thank god for that because he got injured right after and a level of inconsistency followed soon after that I am pretty sure he would have been forced to retire had he been made a yokozuna. I guess it depends on how much time he takes off though, if it's one or two basho then I don't think it'll be an issue but if it is a Kisenosato situation I would much rather have him stay an ozeki for longer to see him brawl some more, sumo wouldn't be the same without keisho. Anyway, I think the point is moot now, as he already lost twice and I don't think he'll be made a yokozuna with a 13-2 basho. I do hope to see him promoted though, it would be quite the sight to have a yokozuna that size with that style. I personally would rather see him duke it out a few more times with a healed terunofuji before that happens.
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    Hatsu 2023 discussion (results)

    I never wish ill on anyone but it's hard not to root against Hoshoryu for me, the guy is so smug and does crap like what he did vs Waka last night that just makes me want to root against him, he is so good at being the heel and paired with an incredible skill set and fighting spirit, the guy is must watch sumo. Still, I am watching to see him lose, not win, and last night, especially after his super extended stare-down, I was close to cheering out loud when Waka beat him. But being injured is another thing, I hope he is fine, I think he'll be an ozeki sooner or later, he is simply very, very good, maybe even a really strong Yokozuna in the future and with that attitude he will always have people wanting to watch him compete, rooting for or against. As for Takakeisho, it's hard not to like him, he defies all ods and is close to the rope with a one-dimensional style, but I believe he does not deserve it if he wins 13-2, there is no yokozuna in this tournament. If he were to win 14-1/15-1 then maybe? But still. With Keisho for me, it is only a matter of time before there's an injury or something that brings back the inconsistent rikishi we are used to, so what I am afraid of is that they give him the belt then almost instantly we go back to that version of keisho and he would be forced to retire early. Part of me doesn't want him to get it for that reason, not yet.
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    TORCHBEARER 2023: invitation, rules, and your picks

    Ok so I was allowed to get in late and I really didn't completely understand how this works and I do not have a lot of time to figure it out before I can't pick soooo... I'll just go with my gut and say Tomokaze, I want this guy to do good after that horrible injury but he has been struggling and punching way below his weight class, he could definitely improve from where he is. I hope he is a good pick unless I completely screwed up and even my limited understanding of the game after a quick glimpse of the rules is crap. So yes, Tomokaze it is.
  9. Kuhne

    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    Ahí si so badass he concusses you with henkas
  10. Kuhne

    Nagoya 2022

    That was a very shodai thing to do
  11. Kuhne

    Nagoya 2022

    Definitely if there’s something that can save this basho it would be ichi winning
  12. Kuhne

    Nagoya 2022

    Shodai is reaching new levels of bad, even for shodai his performance so far has been abysmal, I usually root for him to pull through with the miraculous KK at the end to heroically escape kadoban but not anymore, it’s downright annoying to see him suck so much, does he even want to be there? Is he being forced to be a rikishi? I hope he gets demoted all the way down to kindergarten dodgeball
  13. Kuhne

    Nagoya 2022

    Wow, just when I was about to come here and rant about how this is probably my least favorite basho in recent memory and how I was only watching the highlights the following day and not catching it live (the way I sometimes do when it's really interesting) Ichinojo GOES ON AND FRIGGING BEATS TERU... the one thing I never saw possible due to Ichi's mental midgetness all of a sudden the dude shows us what he is capable when he is confident and now all of a sudden I'm invested and I can't wait. Waka had a nice win against emo kid. Ura had a beautiful throw against Mita. And I miss Ishiura. Those are my 4 takeaways from the latest day. Can you imagine an ichinojo basho?????
  14. Kuhne

    Nagoya 2022

    Man, what a horrible start to the tournament, there are 8 undefeated guys and you know those are likely to falter at any point (yutakayama 2-0, wouldn't be surprised if he finishes the basho 2-13 with how inconsistent he can be.) It all starts wrong for me when the goat of goats Ishiura can't compete. But Daieisho, Onosho, Wata, all 0-2? That's sad, usually, those are the ones we can count on! Anyway, Sumo is Sumo, even bad tournaments end up with good surprises and can be fun, I always thought the sign that you really like a sport is when all the greats and favorites aren't competing yet you still want to see it. I remember when I used to watch a lot of tennis but the moment the rivalries that interested me (roddick federer, nadal federer, etc.) ended, I stopped watching and haven't watched a tournament since because I could not care less about Novak. Sumo is fun regardless of what happens but I wont deny that tournaments like this get more fast forward action from me than others. With the way the score is right now, the tournament basically hasn't started yet, the only one from the undefeateds I can actually see doing some damage (and I would love it if it happened) would be Tamawashi, we know this man can bring it, we know he can beat the yokozuna. Kotonowaka could also bring it as well but for some reason I don't see it this tournament.
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    And we are also being a bit unfair about his late basho fade… yes he lost his last 3 in a row but he did end up with a very often yusho winning score of 12-3… it was still a great effort and lost only because waka was on some sort of trance, I’ve never seen him that focused and on fire. it’s easier to take it in if you forget about all the curse and bad luck nonsense and just accept that this time around he did pretty well but lost to the better guy, he was through and through the second beat rikishi in this tournament and the score reflects that. Nothing to snuff at, he was fighting at ozeki level