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  1. Yangnomazuma

    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    I'm in your boat. At the end of the day, for me, Sumo is entertainment. I don't understand how having the yusho decided after 13 or 14 days is somehow preferable for some of y'all. I want competitive basho where there are several in the hunt going into the final two days. I want ENTROPY. Regardless, there was plenty of good sumo to be seen. Yes there was some poor sumo displayed, but good sumo too. Much rather have a basho like this than one dominant guy running away with it all the time.
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    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    How. Dare. You. :)
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    Hatsu 2024 discussion (results)

    But still infinitely better than "Four Tits" which is altogether disrespectful. I don't understand why we can't all just agree to type out actual shikona.
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    Kyushu 2023 discussion (results)

    I think it may fall, at least at some level, in the "this guy is going to be a fixture at the top of the banzuke soon so let's make sure he knows who the alpha dog is" category. That said, I also have the same feeling that there was a "thing" that happened when we weren't looking.
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    Aki 2023 discussion (results)

    Bunbu is too sexy to use people's full name. Oh wait...
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    Aki 2023 discussion (results)

    Against someone who will routinely go for a leg pick? He did exactly what he should do when the little man ducks down to get the leg. He put his weight on him and helped him get lower. He didn't pull...he simply pushed down after the leg pick try.
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    What makes a great ozeki?

    I have to concur but I'm SO conflicted. The entire heya fed off each other and benefitted from not having to face each other. So, Takanonami definitely benefits from not having to face not one, but two active yokozunae. Still, there were more than enough quality beyond the heya that he was certainly tested and found to be superb. Takanonami, yes. Kaio, of course. Chiyotaikai, yes. Let me add, from just the "recent" past: Baruto and Tochiazuma (he was AWESOME when healthy). One might even consider that Konishiki was until injury (both to his body and his mind) and the rise of 3 dai-yokozuna destroyed him.
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    Nagoya 2023 discussion (results)

    Wildly informative post. I'd like to give you all my likes but my finger keeps slipping off my mouse button.
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    Basho absences Nagoya 2023

    Arkansas, more likely.
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    Natsu 2023 discussion (results)

    If he can learn to use BOTH hands, that'd be great.
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    Natsu 2023 discussion (results)

    I remember another tall rikishi who we all said would be amazing when he got some experience and a bit more seasoning. We'll be seeing his top-knot chopped in the coming months. Hokuseiho has a fine career ahead of him, but he's going to have to learn some aggression and improve. He's still very young though, so I've still got hopes for him.
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    Makunouchi Yushos in 2023

    Y - Terunofuji O - Takakeisho S - Hoshoryu O - Hoshoryu K/S - Takayasu M - Does Daieisho have one more big show in him?
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    Yokozuna Terunofuji in 2023

    He'll stick around, but will only be in 3 full basho and a partial. Thus my 6 kinboshi is rather low, but we'll stick it out there (Abi-2, Kotonowaka-2, Tamawashi, Wakamotoharu).
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    Tamawashi - the new sekitori veteran

    I see another year of him. He'll last through Hatsu 2024 then the significant decline and intai later that year. So, 3KK/3MK with a 10 winner in there in July or September and a big MK after it.