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  1. LLCoolKay

    New recruits for 2021 Kyushu

    I thought Sokokurai had been retired a lot longer than he had lol. Sorry silly question.
  2. LLCoolKay

    New recruits for 2021 Kyushu

    Why would this be done? To let another foreign rikishi retire?
  3. LLCoolKay

    What we do in our off-time

    I agree entirely. I am very space limited though, so only important hardbacks get purchased these days in physical format (big deal releases by my favorite authors).
  4. LLCoolKay

    What we do in our off-time

    I do a lot of reading. Kindle is maybe the only not evil thing Amazon has done or made.
  5. LLCoolKay

    Hakuho retires

    Thank you for explaining. I was getting very confused and that confusion was starting to get me riled up.
  6. LLCoolKay

    Hakuho retires

    Oh OK. I got the impression from what I was reading it was expected by everyone else he would get a commentating job or something like that and that it was unusual that he would be forced to be hallway guard and the like.
  7. LLCoolKay

    Hakuho retires

    So they're going to give him every single crap job they have to "make him show humility" for the crime of being the best? I don't know why I'm surprised. These sad, racist old men are no different from nation to nation.
  8. LLCoolKay

    Hello from the American Midwest

    The lead moderator/sub owner appears to have decided that all content besides the content they like is now taboo. The content they have stated they want to exclude is anything not directly related to a basho or sumo news. I suspect, based on comments made, that they will soon be restricting daily content creator posts. They've stated they don't want anything sumo-related and only want posts that are strictly about sumo. I can only guess that this is so they don't have to actually moderate the sub outside honbasho, since no one will be allowed to post anything except news articles and the biweekly henka discussion and more recently how redditors know more about sumo than John Gunning.
  9. LLCoolKay

    Hakuho retires

    The only sumo things I have had friends post on social media or heard on the local sports talk radio in the last few years were this and Tokushoryu winning the yusho. The radio guys were listing off the number of his accomplishments and were just amazed. The comparisons to Jordan were many. I agree that it seems that a lot of the fan base seems to have started viewing Hakuho through strange rose tinted glasses. It wasn't too terribly long ago that people were complaining that his dominance was hurting the sport, stifling growth.
  10. Hello to all! My name is Krzysztof Kay and I have been a long time lurker here. I am a military brat, so got to experience sumo in Japan quite often as our neighbor was a huge fan (Thank you again, Mr. Taka!). I grew up on Chiyonofuji as the greatest of all time, never to be approached or matched (Perhaps you can tell who my neighbors favorite was?). The rise of Akebono and and Takanohana was just starting when we returned to the states and I lost access to sumo. I rediscovered sumo in 2014 after reading of Kakuryu's promotion on a randomly suggested news article (Those things can be useful occasionally). I have been active on the sumo subreddit but the recent moderation changes there seem draconian.