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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    I would say irritating came nearer the mark!
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    I don't know about his opponents, but I sure find it distracting just watching him.
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    Preparations of the masses- November 2020

    I lived there for 11 months too, but I had a great time, and would go back any time.
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    Arashio Criticizes China

    I agree. I thoroughly enjoyed watching it. Thanks Yamanashi!
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    Spirited rikishi Aki 2020

    I really thought Tochinoshin should have had a mention. He showed real spirit and perseverance today.
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    Favorite TV Series

    I remember Frank Muir and Dennis Norden with great fondness, also who could forget Diana Rigg as Emma Peel? I was sad to hear that she died on Thursday.
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    Bench Sumo news

    Me too, especially if the automation is going to be messed up by extra megashira picks.
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    Bench Sumo news

    So what happens to our Bench Sumo picks if both Yokozunae go kyujo? Does everyone fight with only 9 men, or do we get an extra pick somewhere else on the banzuke?
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    Are Abi's days numbered?

    I am thinking that if I were Abi, this would make me all the more determined to leave the sport ..... and I'm not at all sure that that is not precisely what the NSK intended it should do.
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    Are Abi's days numbered?

    The person I'm feeling most sorry for is Shikoroyama. If Abi isn't living in the stable, how was he supposed to know what his rikishi was doing in the evening? The pay cut for him seems rather harsh, no?
  11. For the second time this basho I could not get my picks of the day entered last night. The site kept timing out on me. Has anyone else had similar problems? None of my other games gave me any trouble putting in my entry.
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    Have a go at a Haiku!

    Easy fix - change it from 'smile' to "big smile' and you are out of the difficulty altogether.
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    Happy Birthday Jakusotsu!

    Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!
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    Favorite Yokozuna? Past And Present

    Hakuho would be my second choice after Chiyonofuji. I prefer the lighter fighters as I find they have the more interesting belt battles. What has struck me particularly watching some of the old film of rikishi from 30+ years ago, is how many more really heavy rikishi there are these days compared to back then. I do not think this trend improves the sumo.
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    Favorite Yokozuna? Past And Present

    Chiyonofuji for me too. I was lucky enough to be living in Japan when he won his final yusho in November 1990 and remember the excitement it generated. At 127Kg he must also surely be one of the lightest of modern day yokozunae, and his technique was super.
  16. So, what happens now? Do the few rikishi that were in Izutsu stable return there, including yokuzuna Kakuryu I believe? Or will they remain in their new stables, and the new Izutsu oyakata has to start recruiting from zero?
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    Hakkiyoi! Ozumo promotion song

    It's a great tune to exercise to at home, in these stay at home days! I really worked up a bit of a sweat!
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    Enho - predictions?

    There are certainly rice bales in these last two videos, but I would be concerned about how small the room is. Anyone flying off this dohyo is going to slam straight into the walls!
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    Enho - predictions?

    The thing that I noticed immediately, was that there were no rice bales at the edge of the dohyo. Of course this is just a practice ring, but I would have thought that learning how to use the tawara to your advantage, and to be able to do the tawara two-step, were essential things for a rikishi to learn and practice.
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    TORCHBEARER 2020: invitation, rules, and your picks

    Terao J13E
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    Natsu jungyo 2019

    My thoughts exactly , although I would be glad to be proven wrong.
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    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    What I find slightly mistifying, is that Izutsu is run by ex-Sakahoko, who is the elder brother of ex-Terao, the boss of Shikoroyama beya, which appears to be one of the larger and better run stables.
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    What rikishi do you miss the most?

    I would say Terao, Kirishima and of course, Chiyonofuji. I must be getting old!
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    Have a go at a Haiku!

    Can't see for the fog The garden is like a bog Saving on sunscreen