Benevolance

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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Okay, okay. The truth is, they did the oichomage and the sheer splendor of it blinded the tokoyama, the stable's cat, and three elderly passerby. Since the kyokai did not yet have a kimarite for "opponent blinded and knocked over by sudden awesomeness" they asked for a one-basho reprieve to update the list of winning techniques.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Thank goodness my ridiculous predictions remain firmly in the realm of ridiculous predictions, for should such events ever come to pass, it would test the sanity of the noblest minds and bravest hearts.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Way to jinx him.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    I would bet that all three make it, even if it feels undeserved.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Is that what it was? I thought he was just trying a double harite with those t-rex arms.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    And now that Kiribayama has lulled Takanosho into a false sense of security, it's time to unleash HIS TRUE POWER! MWA HA HA HA!
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Unless the sumo association is selling something at a loss, then it's a KOENKAI NAGE! ...I'll see myself out.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Hakuho flexing his muscles and causing his suit bursting off leaving him in only a mawashi is actually the sort of programming I'd expect from Japanese television.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Yeah, I don't really associate Nishonoseki or Naruto oyakata with the level of ego that Takanohana seemingly had. But I could be wrong.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Probably a neck injury.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    On the bright side, the lack of upper talent means that when I inevitably fall asleep halfway through makuchi (after midnight local time), I don't miss anything important.
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    Ridiculous predictions Natsu 2022

    The yusho winner gets at least 13 wins.
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    Preparations of the Y/O-Natsu 2022

    Wait, wait, wait. "It goes without saying that 10 wins minimum obligation for an ozeki?" No, no. Someone better let him know it's eight wins and coast, or he's going to screw up this whole system.
  14. [spoilers] Terunofuji already won the tournament. [/spoilers] Seen a couple spirited jonokuchi bouts so far, but what's the German word "when two low ranked sumo wrestlers create a spirited bout due more to their mediocrity than their actual fighting spirit"?
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Yeah, but when you Brits pronounce it it sounds remarkably like 'wooster cage'
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    My hunch is Shodai is a no show, Abi fights like a cornered wolverine to get his KK, and Kotonowaka remains consigned to irrelevancy.
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    I rarely expect Shodai to show up for his important matches. Post-kadoban clearing yet again? My money is that we'll see Week One Shodai on senshuraku. Still, I'm cheering for Takayasu to grab this one, because it's probably one of his last, best shots, and the Waka kid has looked pretty good for a while now and I'm sure he'll get lots of chances in his future.
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    No Dantsu? No Taka? I don't consider those a problem. The only thing I'm concerned about a rikishi is the way that they Waka.
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    I cannot abide anyone who advertises his lack of Waka so blatantly. A curse upon his goats and hockey pucks!
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    I'm not sure why they would start making Takayasu face upper ranked wrestlers at this point, as opposed to continuing their usual scheduling? Because he's been at the top before? Isn't it more usual to expect him to face someone in the running, but higher up the banzuke, around day 13 when they actually need to settle the yusho race? It feels to me that's how they've done it for a while now. Poor Aoiyama. But I dare you to find a rikishi vs Hakuho not named Harumafuji or Kisenosato that would be considered fair odds during Hak's reign. I remember very heated* discussions on the forums as to whether Kise was 'good' or 'bad' based on the fact that he won about 1 in 3 or 4 times vs Hakuho, and he had the second best record against the daiyokozuna. *as heated as an outdoor hockey rink in Red Deer
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    A 13-2 yusho would be out of Takayasu's reach, so let's hope the 12-3 can do it.
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    I read this sentence three times and it still doesn't make any sense to me.
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    Haru 2022

    I derive immense satisfaction from watching a dohyo get built.
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    Preparations of the Y/O - Haru 2022

    Fingers crossed that losing his sense of smell has somehow improved Shodai's tachi-ai.
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    Ex-Takanoyama emerges

    If only Takanoyama had known earlier that the key to putting on some extra weight was retirement, he could have retired earlier and then he'd have been able to compete in Makuuchi.