Benevolance

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    Natsu 2023 discussion (results)

    I'm boarding the Wakamotoharu hype train.
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    Natsu 2023 discussion (results)

    Shodai is on an ozeki run, too, right? He just needs to pick up 17 wins this time around?
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    Natsu 2023 discussion (results)

    Smart money is on Mitoryu. He'll be ranked in prime yusho territory.
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    exYokozuna Orora performs kanreki dohyoiri

    I don't know if anyone else is following Orora's post-sumo exploits, but that guy is out there living his best life. I love him for it.
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    Haru 2023 discussion (results)

    Nothing will top Shohozan face-palming Goiedou off the dohyo. Ah, classic Goeidou!
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    Haru 2023 discussion (results)

    Because I've got, like, one job here and it's pretty evident that it's easily outsourced to AI.
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    Multiplication of Sekiwake

    No, if I had my way, Ozeki demoted due to injury would be placed into 6 meter tall exoskeletons and forced to fight on a dohyo made of frickin' lava. And the dohyo would be, like, 5 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND, so the "dohyo is too high" pundits would have heart attacks.
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    Haru 2023 discussion (results)

    By my math, if Takayasu can win his match tonight, he will safely not take the yusho. That should make him feel pretty confident.
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    Haru 2023 discussion (results)

    Midorifuji isn't normally this good, is he? I've ignored him in the past, but he's looked really good in all of his matches. Is this a one off? A lucky basho? Do we think he's destined for greatness, inching ahead of Gagamaru to be the next yokozuna hopeful?
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    Haru 2023 discussion (results)

    Sure, some people make it to ozeki twice in a career, but has anyone ever done it three times? If anyone could, Shodai is the guy!
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    Haru 2023 discussion (results)

    Eventually the dearth of talent at the top will produce another accidental Ozeki. It may even be Shodai again!
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    Haru 2023 discussion (results)

    I had A LOT of time to think about this quote during the Takayasu vs Ura match yesterday. Well, okay. It was about 21 seconds to think about it. But I think my heart stopped twice.
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    Haru 2023 discussion (results)

    You say you don't want to jinx him, and then you go and jinx him. RIP Takayasu's chances.
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    Haru 2023 discussion (results)

    Hokuseiho is simply modeling his entire sumo style off of Shodai's tachi ai.
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    Haru 2023 discussion (results)

    I'm on the Shodai hype train. CHOOO CHOOOOOO!
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    Yokozuna Terunofuji out of Haru

    Pity that he didn't gambarize more.
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    Banzuke for Haru 2023

    I honestly thought that the banzuke makers would goof up, accidentally put Shodai at Ozeki, and that's how he'd get his rank back.
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    Sumo program announcements (pics and vids)

    My demographic has never been so specifically targeted as this. Congrats on the gig, John! As a Canadian, I'm contractually obligated to admire Eugene Levy, or else forfeit all my civil rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. I think that's awesome that you got to work with him.
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    Hatsu 2023 discussion (results)

    Only half-joking. If a guy who is going to yo-yo up and down the rank-and-file as pure fodder? Fine, you can throw in a henka or two per tournament to save your ass from demotion. For a guy who clearly expects to be a mainstay in sanyaku, maybe make ozeki? He's gotta cut that crap out and wrestle.
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    Hatsu 2023 discussion (results)

    Was it Hoshoryu's dominant henka ankle, though? Maybe he is ambihenkaxtrous?
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    Hakuho retires

    My goodness, that cloth is absolutely gorgeous. Those are only being given to attendees, though? Not available for sale otherwise?
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    Hatsu 2023 discussion (results)

    I could seriously get behind a Takakeisho that wrestles like this!
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    Hatsu 2023 discussion (results)

    WHY DIDN'T YOU ALL TELL ME THE BASHO ALREADY STARTED???!!?!??! Edit: I had to learn from NSK on Instagram of all places!!!
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    Hatsu 2023 discussion (results)

    Pretty clearly Takayasu is still suffering from that hit to the head.
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    Cheering allowed (aloud??) for January, I guess..

    I think it means they're going to fire the entire sanyaku immediately before the tournament so people have something to cheer for.