Benevolance

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  1. They're going to be terrible at sumo if they grew up reading this forum's advice, though. But post-career when they join the NSK management, they'll be at the vanguard of expanding international sumo viewership and darn good at knocking together the banzuke.
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    Preparations of the Y/O- Haru 2021

    That fulfills their yokozuna duties for the basho and they can both stay home properly and sip beers, correct?
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    Arawashi intai

    I only really noticed Arawashi after his return to juryo, and what struck me was that he didn't look much like the other sumo wrestlers. He looked more like some modestly fit salaryman with only a little paunch who accidentally wandered into the shitakubeya looking for an autograph, was handed a mawashi and told he was up next, and he said, "Oh, okay." And since he won and nobody told him otherwise, he just kept showing up. Which is the long way of saying, "Damn, he looks good in that suit."
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    Tokitsukaze under house arrest

    How long until he launches his chain of 24-hour Mahjong and Massage parlours?
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    Arawashi intai

    To be fair, it's his first in 17 years...
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    Aminishiki injured/ Intai

    A Wily Veteran to the End by Lance Increased scarcity only serves to make the price per hair much higher.
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    Who Is This Woman?

    If there is only one Impostor among us, I like our odds. But personally, I think you're all kinda sus.
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    NSK Youtube Basho Archive

    There is the series that araibira had linked to online briefly (Art of Sumo, I think?) that was just documentaries of various years of sumo. I think it was mostly from the 70s to 90s, but despite never having watched sumo in that era, I got a powerful feeling of nostaglia watching the videos. I think it helped that a lot of the players (Kaio, Kitanoumi, Chiyonofuji, Miyabiyama, Terao, etc) were still visible members of the kyokai. And it was fascinating to see the subtle ways in which the matches changed and evolved over the years. The videos also push something of a narrative, and the faster pace is more engaging for my kids, so the shows get regular viewing between basho. Anyway, suffice to say, I'd love to be able to buy and watch more. Personally, I think the Abema stream is excellent. I think if you subscribe to the premium Abema, you can watch archived Abema footage? But I've never been able to get a subscription as a dirty gaijin. Either that or Goeidou talked to his friends at Abema and I'm specifically blocked.
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    NSK Youtube Basho Archive

    Probably something along the lines of: if I wanted to watch Mitakeumi's ozeki runs, but only the ones from 2018 to 2026...
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    NSK Youtube Basho Archive

    Asashosakari said just what I would have said, except I'd have included a not-so-sly dig at Mitakeumi, too.
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    Tokitsukaze under house arrest

    Oh! This is one of those 'trees falling in forests' questions. Well, if he stops doing his job and nobody notices, he gets fired for incompetence. If he stops doing his job and everyone notices, he gets fired for failure to do his job.
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    Akiseyama

    Akiseyama had a wonderful boxing match with Takanoyama in Juryo about 7 years ago. Guy can take a punch. And jujitsu has no effect upon him (results may vary).
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    Akiseyama

    It's the centripetal motion. He belly is prehensile and can be rotated at a different angle and velocity from his torso to kill his momentum, like a cheetah.
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    Tokitsukaze under house arrest

    Maybe he just wants to see if it possible to get demoted lower than Takanohana?
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    I only have time to armchair quarterback for movers and shakers. And I'm a big fan of Daiesho now that he's a winner. And that dipthong? Wow!
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    Huh. I could have sworn Mitakeumi needed 10 wins to get back to ozeki and was going to make a joke at his expense, but I see he hasn't even made ozeki still. He's clearly adopted the Goeidou-style sumo very quickly.
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    Yeah, but the best Daieisho can reasonably expect is to be M1e next tournament. But maybe if he can get a couple of yusho in a row, I think they'll make him komusubi.
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    Who Is This Woman?

    Okay, yeah. The lady is great. But I'm with @Jakusotsu here. My crew called that guy Charlie Brown, because, well, he looked like a grown up Charlie Brown at 240p livestream quality. And when my friends came over to watch sumo, we had an informal pool where we'd wear a sweater on senshuraku, and whoever had a sweater closest in colour and pattern to Charlie Brown won the cash.
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    Morgan Freeman voiceover: In actual fact, it was to be a very easy yusho.
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    I think it's a little ambitious to assume that the match itself won't take place in slow motion.
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    His arms are so short, it's difficult to maintain a proper 2m distance while striking. It's a conundrum.
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    To post in the polls? Or until the basho gets cancelled due to covid?
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    Preparations of the masses- Hatsu 2021

    Stating a goal of 'one or two yusho' seems pretty ambitious for a recovering rikishi. I suppose he's counting on Hakuho sitting out a few tournaments? But he looked solid facing the rank and file in July and September, and he did well enough at M1 last tournament. Here's to hoping he can regain his ozeki status.
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    The Giant Macaron

    Eaten within 4 days? Ugh, I don't know if I...okay, I'll do it.
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    The Giant Macaron

    Cushion? Heavens no. It's a way of life.