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  1. dingo

    Natsu Basho 2019 Videos

    Happy birthday Kintamayama! Thank you so much for returning from your kyujo to give us the chance to finish the basho with your videos!
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    That was a big fat middle finger from Tochinoshin to anyone who doubted his win yesterday. Also, he made sure that he won't get anywhere nearby the tawara
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    Trump coming to the basho

    If he doesn't, the Kyokai will have the perfect excuse to get rid of another pesky Mongolian Yokozuna ;)
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    Videos Natsu 2019

    Your videos will be sorely missed, but if anyone deserves a break it's you for sure. And what could be better than taking a break in Tokyo!
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I'm getting more and more convinced that Mitakeumi faked his injury just to skip even more of his keiko He looks supremely strong and confident. And speaking about confidence, how about Goeido? Sharp, focused, getting things done. I think he has been replaced by an alien clone or something.
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Just look for Kaio's twin and you'll identify him in no time. For me he's one of the most recognisable rikishi in makuuchi - I have more trouble with guys like Onosho and Daieisho.
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    That's the most ridiculous statement I've seen for a while. Suddenly Ozeki promotion will have requirements equal to Yokozuna promotion!? That's a prime example of too many head-first tachiais in the past...
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    Kisenosato intai

    Wow, Hakuho is going to bankrupt the Kyokai once he retires around 2050 or so...
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Right, and I agree to a certain extent, but some falls and knocks cannot be avoided or controlled, so luck does play a part. Hakuho has had his injuries, just not major ones.
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Horrible day. I feel pained by seeing so many injuries, and I'm especially devastated for both Ura who was doing his best to slowly climb back to the salaried ranks where he belongs, and for Chiyonokuni who finally had things going his way this tournament. Here's hoping everyone's injuries are not as bad as they look. This just doubly underscores how lucky Hakuho has been to avoid any career-crippling injuries. If something along the lines of Ura/Chiyonokuni/Kotoyuuki had happened to him before I doubt he would've broken the numerous records he has.
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Temporarily, a black eyepatch would look great on Ikioi, now he just needs to work on rolling his R's. And convince the kyokai to let him carry a parrot on his shoulder during his bouts (maybe a crow would work as well ;) )
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Thank you, this is what I've been saying.
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    There was next to no thrusting by Hakuho and he did not "drive" Hokutofuji down. The only commonality with this description is that it happened at the tawara. Hakuho didn't manage to stay in the ring longer than Hokutofuji either. You know as well as I do that kimarite are sometimes applied even when what happened does not resemble the description at all, simply because a kimarite has to be announced. As I mentioned, they went out at the same time and a torinaoshi would've been completely justified. This is not a one-off thing, Hakuho has gotten away with similar situations before and the only explanation I can find is that simply because he's Hakuho. Whether the shimpan think that it's beneath a dai-Yokozuna to be subjected to the humiliation of a torinaoshi or because they don't want to deal with Hakuho's complaining later (there's a precedent for that as well), but it does recur from time to time.
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    It's pretty obvious that Hakuho did not initiate anything besides moving his hand out of the way a bit. I'll admit he did a good job staying inside the ring, but that's all - Hokutofuji was the one who had the initiative and it should've been a torinaoshi.
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    Kisenosato intai

    I didn't really have time to write anything at the time of the initial announcement, so for what it's worth a few thoughts. I was never one of Kisenosato's fans. In fact, some years ago when he was more immature and tended to mess with other rikishi with his tachiai antics, I disliked him. A good example of one such bout with Kisenosato's tachiai antics and the result of it is here - However, as time passed and Kisenosato came to be the only real challenger to the Yokozuna, I slowly started to respect him. It is obvious that he loves sumo above all and works very hard to get results. This attitude and perseverance carried him to the very pinnacle of sumo, and for a short moment he could enjoy the fruits of his years of toiling. It is a tragedy that his well-earned Yokozuna career is cut so short and he won't be able to leave an even bigger mark on sumo than he already has. I sincerely hope that he'll be able to impart his experience on the following generations as a successful oyakata and perhaps even raise a Yokozuna himself.