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    Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    That was pretty nice of Goeidou to do Kotoshogiku a real solid there, and pretty clever to stage it when Goeidou's kachikoshi is far from guaranteed. Makes it look all up and up, like Goeidou wasn't intending to let Kotoshogiku win. Nudge nudge, wink wink.
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    Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Oh, I argue with Asashosakari all the time. Just never where he can hear me. Or respond. I find I'm more likely to win that way.
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    Greatest of All Time

    Eh, Hakuho's got this tournament all wrapped up. Just starting the interbasho boredom conversations a bit early.
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    Greatest of All Time

    I would consider being in the top 1% as elite. Given that there is about 650 people active this tournament, that makes it the top 6 and a half guys, which basically encompasses the yokozuna and ozeki. That seems appropriate, as it includes Goeidou as point 5er. So I suppose if you wanted to consider the best of the best, you'd probably look at the career performance (probably just winning percentage numbers?) of yokozuna and ozeki at those respective ranks and take the best 1% of that? Bam! Thread solved.
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    Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    I like Goeidou's odds of a kachikoshi this basho.
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    Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    The Great White Phoenix Soars above the Blue Mountain; Hakuho zensho.
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    After the bout

    The tsukebito are basically assistants to sekitori, and part of those duties are to accompany sekitori to the stadium, right? Do multiple stablemates share the sekitori duties depending on availability? I'm just imagining a scenario where a Mk4 is tsukebito to, say, a J14. There would be almost no time for the Mk4 to finish his match, get cleaned up, go meet the J-rikishi, then escort him back to the stadium.
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    An examination of the 6-basho-era ozeki

    I would be curious to see how many stablemates were in the joi. Sort of a 'relative competition' thing. But I think this might be rather unwieldy and cumbersome to track.
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    Kokonoe-beya Website

    Shikihide beya just added an Instragram page to their social media presence at the beginning of the month. Not really English, per se, but usually text doesn't matter for Instagram. They post a lot of pictures on Twitter, so I'm hoping they build up a decent collection.
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    Kokonoe-beya Website

    I never edit my posts.
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    Ura, how high?

    Nobody beats Goeidou! He's still the best Sekiwake in sumo.
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    Preparations of the Y/O-Nagoya 2017

    Those are actually pretty cool. It would incorporate a lot more ancillary muscles to stabilize the water as it moves. Same idea as doing squats on top a bosu or a swiss ball.
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    Ura, how high?

    May his career be long and constantly filled with opponents he's never faced before! So I say with complete confidence (19 times out of 20) that Ura will rise to at least Maegashira 9E in his career.
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    BASHO TALK -- Natsu 2017 -- SPOILERS

    I will be very surprised if this is Hakuho's last yusho.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Natsu 2017

    Goeidou's got this one in the bag. Booyah!
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    BASHO TALK -- Natsu 2017 -- SPOILERS

    One time, in sumo camp, Kotoyuki's bark startled Takanohana oyakata such that that he leaped from his zabuton and injured an elderly passerby. The resulting lawsuit was settled for 1Y but carried with it two restrictive covenants: the first, that Ura was totally frakkin' awesome and totally deserves his cred, and; in the second, Kotoyuki was to cease and desist barking at strangers.
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    BASHO TALK -- Natsu 2017 -- SPOILERS

    Hak's got a lead going into the final few days and people think the tournament is still up for grabs.
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    BASHO TALK -- Natsu 2017 -- SPOILERS

    In the era of Hakuho, a clever rikishi must pick and choose their record-setting aspirations carefully.
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    BASHO TALK -- Natsu 2017 -- SPOILERS

    Indecision. Or, in Japanese, "INDECISION-DESU"
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    BASHO TALK -- Natsu 2017 -- SPOILERS

    I heard he's planning to do the Tour de France.
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    Mitakeumi's mother

    I just wanna say I don't think Rocks' Dr Hook post is getting the respect and attention it deserves.
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    Tokitsukaze shinpan kyujo

    Hey, I do the bad jokes around here.
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    Preparations of the masses -Natsu 2017

    I guess my first question is...does his 9-6 last tournament constitute the start of an ozeki run, or simply a failed attempt to return to ozeki? Second part, if 9-6 stands as the start of a run and Giku found some miraculous new gear and went, say, 11-4, 12-3 the next two tournaments, would they be more lenient and grant him ozeki at 32 wins, or would they be more stringent because of his failed ozeki stature and be all, "33 wins or bust!"?
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    Terunofuji's Turmoil

    It took me 3 reads to get 'okayish' and not O'Kish, and "break" as "time off" and not "debut" and I was really confused about whether this was a yokozuna soccer thing. But on subsequent review, I agree with everything YBF typed.
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    When will Hakuho intai?

    A potential 2018 intai gives us a range of "He's done in less than a year!" to "Almost 2 full years of fight left!" Anywhere from 4 to 10 basho...that's a pretty safe guess, I suppose.