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    Bright colored mawashi, Ura among them...

    I'll add Kotoeko's shade of lavender to this fine list.
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    Terunofuji is the 73rd Yokozuna.

    I'm sorry but I find the contrast between your positive comment & your avatar, where the man in question is down on all fours under a celebrating aite, hilarious. My sense of humour could be more politically correct, I'd say. Only the most optimistic people did, as far as I recall. We may or may not have found it delusional, especially as he kept struggling past jonidan bouts, being shoved nonstop while unable to move - winning on the account of his upper body weight and strength alone. ---------- Congratulations to Terunofuji! An amazingly inspirational story. May he thrive under the rank and go into history as a worthy yokozuna.
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    sumo jokes/memes

    Sad to look back at it and feel like ozeki run Tochinoshin was three times the ozeki that ozeki Tochinoshin was.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    The bit I find the most curious is that nearly everybody - if not all - people who've got recognisable SF usernames and avatars is on the "Hakuho's antics = bad" side of the barricade, while usernames & avatars that I barely ever see here (if at all) are on the "Hakuho's antics = perfectly OK" bench. It's almost as if general fans of the ozumo world feel one way, and on the other side, the dedicated fanboys of an individual popped out of the bushes to make themselves heard. But then again, this is how it works in most sports, honestly. The difference here is that ozumo isn't a sport per se and shouldn't be viewed the same way. One could look at Hakuho's antics being the equivalent of a footballer/soccer player diving for fouls or a stockcar driving slightly nudging somebody else out because "oops didn't see you there" - you're determined at the being the best, no matter how many grey areas you need to exploit or how many rules you need to bend, and how many gentlemen agreements you disregard... but the cultural repercussions are at least ten fold and shouldn't be overlooked nearly as much.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Nagoya 2021

    Jumping out of the spoiler talk - which, by the way, reminds me of the people who stuck their heads out of a 100mph train's window, earned some head injuries for their troubles and decided to sue the trainline... I am overjoyed that Murata is making it. He won a fan for life after his treatment of Shonanzakura on their Ryuden bout a while ago. Sure, he trucked the lad, but he immediately reacted as if he was both surprised at the outcome and concerned with him.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Nagoya 2021

    I might jump ship to the non-haridashi hype train if it means Chiyonokuni has a higher chance of makujiri'ng his way back to the makuuchi section of the banzuke, honestly. I hadn't considered that.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Nagoya 2021

    Banzuke making is my area of least expertise here, but... Would you say the fact we know Asanoyama isn't competing at all, is likely to influence the decision? As in, put him as haridashi since there's be a de facto gap in the titled ranks.
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    Hokuseiho - Shot at a record?

    The sumo version of "brace for impact". This matchup against Ishizaki for the yusho is going to be a very intriguing one.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    At the risk of going overly anatomical and sullying your fine joke, a lot of padding can absorb blunt impacts, but it won't help when there's so much evenly spread pressure applied on it!
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    Ex-Taka-twins activities

    He was actually brave, going from pouncing on puroresu guys (and a geriatric Minowaman who's definitely not going to have a healthy life as a senior) straight to facing the finest that Japanese heavyweight MMA has to offer. Wonder what'll happen from here.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Ichinojo 5-3 after finishing his tour of the titled ranks. Impressive and hopefully on course for at least a prize.
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    For some people...

    I'm afraid the odds of their being bots are pretty high. Stay tuned - random scamming threads in 3... 2...
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Kaisho, of all people, stopped Abi's undefeated streak upon his return at 21. Fun. Happy for him.
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    sumo jokes/memes

    Someone with 145 IQ wouldn't use the "it's" contraction as a possessive pronoun, not even if English was their 4th language. Void.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Agreed. Hakuho has always taken pleasure at beating people at their own games to show them who's boss. Hardly hinkaku at best, but entertaining for sure.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    I want to know what happened in Tobizaru's mind that made him snap and suddenly decide that jumping on migi-yotsu was a good idea after spending 2 minutes enraging the bull in a standoff. Might as well have worn a red mawashi for this one.
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    Hokuseiho - Shot at a record?

    Kagayaki 2.0 confirmed.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    By banzuke-gai, I'm sure you mean any 0-0-6 jonokuchi - as bg rikishi are not taking part under any circumstance - and there is a pretty good candidate for a Ryuden bout. Kagamio.
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    Nagoya 2021 kyujo list

    I promise this will be my only offtopic comment here regarding this matter, but my money is that it was Kotoyuki's intai from that spot in the banzuke. The DB saw it as a Sokokurai / Hoshikaze situation.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    Ohata is now in the banzuke page and the correct upper makushita torikumi have returned. Thanks a lot for your hard work! EDIT: I'm guessing this might have been caused by Kotoyuki's intai from that position in the banzuke?
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    This was at least three times as blatant as Terunofuji's on Myogiryu last time.
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    Ridiculous Predictions Nagoya 2021

    If 9 people get diagnosed / quarantined less than 48h before their bout with Hakuho, I dare say a few people will be suspicious!
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    Preparations of the Y/Os - Nagoya 2021

    For what it's worth, I've stopped following Herouth after she reacted angrily / offensively out of nowhere to a few innocuous replies I'd sent her. So yeah, I'm on team 'social media is bad'... Howeeeeever, I've only got good things to say about SumoSoul. Lovely accounts to follow and interact with.
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    Asahisho retires

    It hasn't really changed that much.
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    GTB Nagoya 2021- 127 entries and results!!

    If I somehow make the top 100, it'll be thanks solely to that thread.