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Terunofuji is the 73rd Yokozuna.

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14 minutes ago, code_number3 said:

The funniest part after the photo-op was someone said “itai!”. Who did say that (Laughing...)

It was actually “intai”. Terunofuji found the kneeling so difficult he announced his retirement immediately after accepting the promotion.

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7 hours ago, Koorifuu said:

This is definitely up there, but Mick Doohan after '92 is on the same scale for sure. I rate it higher than Lauda's.

Doohan broke his leg, season over.

Lauda almost burned to death, especially his lungs were severely damaged. 42 days later, bleeding from his wounds, almost unable to blink because of his burnt eyelids (etc., etc.) he was in the cockpit again.

Lauda "wins".

 

Back on topic: Congrats to Terunofuji. Deepest respect for this comeback. I hope "with the dignity of a yokozuna" will come true and we won't see any more blatant dame-oshi. Maybe then i'll be able to cheer for you.

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2 hours ago, RabidJohn said:

Asahifuji and Harumafuji were both Shiranui, so I'd be surprised if Terunofuji goes for Unryu style.

I'm currently playing Final Fantasy XIV Online and I've literally just found this:
 

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I'll update if I find an Unryu...

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19 minutes ago, RabidJohn said:

I'm currently playing Final Fantasy XIV Online and I've literally just found this:

There's an NPC in Bokaisen Hot Springs, Kugane, that's called Unryu.

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1 hour ago, Seiyashi said:

There's an NPC in Bokaisen Hot Springs, Kugane, that's called Unryu.

I'll have a look next time I go back there. Spotted 1 called Kotokaze, which seemed familiar.

1 hour ago, Morning said:

They could add a shiko emote.

Lol - maybe we should adjourn to the Off-Topic channel...

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3 hours ago, Benihana said:

It's still just a (badly) broken leg. I'd always choose shattered bones over being engulfed in flames.

"Cake ... or Death?"

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3 hours ago, Benihana said:

It's still just a (badly) broken leg. I'd always choose shattered bones over being engulfed in flames.

What wrong turn must one have taken in life to have found themselves faced with only these two options?!

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To juxtapose the death and rebirth of careers with some life, if anyone looks at 13:30 in the livestream video when Terunofuji's wife enters, you'll notice she's pregnant.

Seems like congratulations will soon be in order shortly again as well.

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6 hours ago, Benihana said:

Doohan broke his leg, season over.

Lauda almost burned to death, especially his lungs were severely damaged. 42 days later, bleeding from his wounds, almost unable to blink because of his burnt eyelids (etc., etc.) he was in the cockpit again.

Lauda "wins".

 

Back on topic: Congrats to Terunofuji. Deepest respect for this comeback. I hope "with the dignity of a yokozuna" will come true and we won't see any more blatant dame-oshi. Maybe then i'll be able to cheer for you.

Yes, plus Lauda won the championship again in 1977, retired in 1979 and came back in 1982, eventually winning a third title in 1984.

 

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1 hour ago, Eikokurai said:

What wrong turn must one have taken in life to have found themselves faced with only these two options?!

Way OT again, but being Zeppelin aircrew after the British came up with incendiary rounds for their fighter aircraft. The German press was asking them whether they'd jump or burn!

Edit after Seiyashi's reaction: I wasn't trying to be funny. 
Saw a documentary about this some years ago. Hauptmann Wilhelm Schramm is the name I remember. Benihana will probably have an easier time locating the relevant press clippings from the time. He jumped...

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Now that Terunofuji has gained the rank, I look forward to endless discussions on the forums about his perceived hinkaku. 

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23 minutes ago, RabidJohn said:

Way OT again, but being Zeppelin aircrew after the British came up with incendiary rounds for their fighter aircraft. The German press was asking them whether they'd jump or burn!

Edit after Seiyashi's reaction: I wasn't trying to be funny. 
Saw a documentary about this some years ago. Hauptmann Wilhelm Schramm is the name I remember. Benihana will probably have an easier time locating the relevant press clippings from the time. He jumped...

Welp. The humour definitely goes out of it after a quick Google.

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8 hours ago, Yamanashi said:

"Cake ... or Death?"

Did you just quote Eddie Izzard?

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15 hours ago, RabidJohn said:

Way OT again, but being Zeppelin aircrew after the British came up with incendiary rounds for their fighter aircraft. The German press was asking them whether they'd jump or burn!

Edit after Seiyashi's reaction: I wasn't trying to be funny. 
Saw a documentary about this some years ago. Hauptmann Wilhelm Schramm is the name I remember. Benihana will probably have an easier time locating the relevant press clippings from the time. He jumped...

Trivia: Old parachutes were slung in such a way that the pilot sat on them in the cockpit. Some commanders felt that they would lead to pilots jumping out when they could instead fight on, so they insisted that the parachutes be left behind and that the pilots therefore had to fly "by the seat of their pants" instead.

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I was excited to watch the promotion ceremony with my family. Saddened to see how he seemed to have only worry written on his face, not really any sense of accomplishment or pride. A heavy burden rests on his shoulders. It will be bittersweet if the 73rd really has such a short run at the top.

(Somewhat unrelated, but does anyone happen to have a video of a Yokozuna tsuna being crafted? I saw it once, being crafted by an older lady and presumably her son, but I haven't been able to find the video since.)

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6 minutes ago, Taikoubana said:

(Somewhat unrelated, but does anyone happen to have a video of a Yokozuna tsuna being crafted? I saw it once, being crafted by an older lady and presumably her son, but I haven't been able to find the video since.)

The NSK's official channel put up a video of a tsuna-uchi at Michinoku for Kakuryu about a year ago:

 

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58 minutes ago, Taikoubana said:

Somewhat unrelated, but does anyone happen to have a video of a Yokozuna tsuna being crafted? I saw it once, being crafted by an older lady and presumably her son, but I haven't been able to find the video since.

I've only seen 2 videos of the tsuna-uchi. The above and a similar one when Kisenosato was promoted. Both times it was done by ichimon rikishi over the yokozuna's heya's training dohyo. As you can see it's a job for a lot more than 2 people, and I'm almost certain ladies, older or otherwise, don't get to do anything other than watch.

I'm hoping we get some footage of the tsuna-uchi for Terunofuji - and that the cameraman finds an angle on the really interesting bit that's going on at the back...

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1 hour ago, nagora said:

Trivia: Old parachutes were slung in such a way that the pilot sat on them in the cockpit. Some commanders felt that they would lead to pilots jumping out when they could instead fight on, so they insisted that the parachutes be left behind and that the pilots therefore had to fly "by the seat of their pants" instead.

Yeah, it is staggering to think that eminently sensible pilots who wanted to use parachutes were branded cowards at the time.

I could be wrong (because my memory is dodgy), but the Zeppelin fleet was part of the navy, which didn't even issue parachutes.

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Btw, got to agree with Benihana: Lauda's return from the very brink of death trumps every other sporting comeback. No one could go any lower...

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33 minutes ago, RabidJohn said:

I've only seen 2 videos of the tsuna-uchi. The above and a similar one when Kisenosato was promoted. Both times it was done by ichimon rikishi over the yokozuna's heya's training dohyo. As you can see it's a job for a lot more than 2 people, and I'm almost certain ladies, older or otherwise, don't get to do anything other than watch.

I'm almost positive I saw something important in the world of sumo that was crafted by an older lady and a younger man. Maybe it had to do with the fibers that they're laying in the fabric of the rope in the above video? Anyway, thank you for the link, @Seiyashi :-)

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1 hour ago, Taikoubana said:

I'm almost positive I saw something important in the world of sumo that was crafted by an older lady and a younger man. Maybe it had to do with the fibers that they're laying in the fabric of the rope in the above video? Anyway, thank you for the link, @Seiyashi :-)

The only one that comes to mind and which I have seen would be the yusho portraits, which for many years was hand-colourised over a black and white photo by a lady artisan who has since retired. I don't know if a younger chap was involved, but it's unlikely as if he were her apprentice, that tradition would have been continued.

Other artisanal products in sumo would be the nobori, which are produced by a company in Gifu, and the shimekomi for sekitori. I've only seen men in charge of the production of those.

Kesho-mawashi embroidery might be done by ladies, I don't know, although theoretically/traditionally women aren't supposed to touch kesho-mawashi.

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On 20/07/2021 at 14:53, Eikokurai said:

Lance Armstrong's return from cancer? (Chasedbythefans...)

Doesn't count, he was PED'd up the wazoo. I'll never forgive him for utterly destroying cycling as a viable sport (he wasn't alone but he was the most egregious example). Also, while we're at it, as far as I'm concerned Roger Maris is still the single season home run record holder and Hank Aaron the all time home run king. The drug cheats and their *records* can get stuffed.

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3 hours ago, Seiyashi said:

The NSK's official channel put up a video of a tsuna-uchi at Michinoku for Kakuryu about a year ago:

Another prime example, why sumo is so special and can't be compared to any other "sport". Thank you for digging this up.

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