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  1. Having watched just the NHK feed on day 13, I thought that Hakuho had won, and thought the tori-naoshi was somewhat strange. But after reviewing the day 13 pics, it is (as Hakuho said) as plain as a child could see that the top/side of Hakuho's feet touched first... and only the dead body rule possibly saved him. If anything, the judges were charitable to Hakuho, and it is indeed unfortunate that he would criticize them for a decision in his favor.
  2. I agree with wanderer above.... A Yokozuna IS supposed to show power sumo, either Yorikiri or Oshi/tsuki sumo.
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    Aki Basho 2012 Discussion Thread

    I too am very impressed with Myogiryu in his bout with Kakuryu. His balance was incredible and the forward charging sumo was equally impressive. I look to him being an Ozeki sooner than later.
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    Natsu Basho 2012 - Discussion

    Doitsu, Exactly my point. I did not say that the schedle was wrongly done in the last few days. I said he got lucky with the schedule because of the then situation from days 10 onwards. From another perspective, there is no denying that he got the easiest schedule out of the lower megashira yushos we have seen.
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    Natsu Basho 2012 - Discussion

    I feel that tenho got really lucky with the schedule and really did not deserve the yusho. He met only 2 sanyak or above, and no joi-jin megashira. The other lower megashira yushos at least had more top ranked bouts. For example the last lower megashira yusho by Takatoriki, he met 5 sanyaku.
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    Kaio retires

    Best of luck to one of my early favorites. And looks like I may need to change my avatar after more than 8 years.
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    Hokutouriki intai

    Yes. I remember fondly that basho where he almost yushoed, only to be hodwinked by new makuchi/future yokozuna Hakuho.
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    Game Over- no more foreign rikishi loopholes

    "外国出身力士枠" (foreing=born rikishis) sounds like it would also include Japanese children born to Japanese parents outside of Japan (ie., Japanese parents working or studying in US or EU has a child there). So would these guys be excluded?
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    He actually lasted a lot longer than I supposed he would by at least 2 years. It was painful at times to watch him get up after falling (and also that infamous Asashoryu leg attack) Anyway, best of luck to him.
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    Asashoryu, Harumafuji, Baruto bouts - video clips

    Thank you SO much foer compiling these videos for us. Much appreciated!!
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    Ama's Ozeki run

    Looking at the bright side, if he can get 10 wins here, he is still on an Ozeki run for next basho with a 11 win performance.
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    Boy did they screw Asashoryu today

    Thanks for posting up this link. I am always on the lookout for these basho replays. Too bad the Toyasuko postings lasted so short.
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    new camera suggestions (by Canon fans)

    Yes. Getting a digital single lens reflex camera is definitely the way to go. For sumo taking purposes, my recommendation is any Canon body + a 70-200mm L lens.
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    Asa's sumo - worthy of a Y?

    LOL. 100% agreement with your insightful ANALYSIS.
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    Kotooshu is still lacking confidence. He looked as nervous as hell. If not for Mickey, he would probaly have choked on his 2nd yusho chance.
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    Most intelligent looking sekitori

    Shimootori looks pretty smart, and he is a univ grad to boot.
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    Most makuuchi basho without a sansho

    Are these data based on longest maku stay without ever getting any sansho or does it take into the account also of the longest streak without sansho? i.e, I am thinking of a situation where a rikishi stays in Maku for a long time, but finally gets a sansho after x tournaments. Obviously, I would exclude the ozekis and yokozunas from this list since they don't even qualify for getting one.
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    Brainiac Test...

    i think this question was phrased wrongly. after the pre-amble, it should be, 'what is a greenhouse made from?' (not a 'green house' which could be made from green bricks / wood / plastic etc). Definitely. The questions should have said "greenhouse" (one word) rather than "green house" (two words).
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    I didn't really see much, even in this replay. Wakanoho - Tochinonada
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    Shunketsu Intai

    This kind of surprised me. A drop of Makushita shouldn't normally trigger a retirement for a juryo regular such as him. Was he injured?
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    Heating the Wall, Part 7

    Just as purely an aside, is there any way to get oneself removed from the wall of flame, and what are those criteria. Seems to me that the first 2 candidates on the wall may qualify as coming off the wall now that they are performing relativley well for at least one basho. By the way, I really appreciate the "how they got there" recaps you gave at the start of each thread.
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    Stats question

    This latest batch of Ozeki are really a bunch of under-achiever, or is this due to the tightening of the promotion rules? I think perhaps it is no accident that of this latest batch, 3 had 3 or more yushos behind them (Chiyotakai, Kaio, Tochiazuma). Since modern times, prior to this, only 1 ozeki ended their career with 3 or more yushos. That person is Konishiki, who could have been promoted too under the looser rule in place before Futahaguro. So it if say that these 3 should have been promoted (at least under the old rules), that would make 5 out of 10 ozekis promoted, then they are not so under-achieving after all.
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    Kanto Sho for Bart

    Yeah, surprised also that he didn't get one here. 10-5 in the middle of the meat grinder is damn impressive. Did they even set a "win and you will get a sansho condition?"
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    Surprise Kyujo

    I dont believe in one bit any of these wild conspiracy theories that are being put forth...
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    Quotes from Day 9 - Kyushu 2007

    Literally an earth shattering fall. Sorry, couldn't resist.