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    Preparations of the masses-Nagoya 2013

    I'd like to hear more about Goeido's upcoming ozeki run. He only needs 16 wins in Nagoya to make it, right?
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    Atsuta shrine dohyo-iri

    The surface of the dohyo is covered by sand. That's why we get the occasional slippiotoshi win.
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    Preparations of the masses-Nagoya 2013

    Sokokurai is smiling in basically every picture I see of him. This is a guy who is genuinely happy to be back in sumo.
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    Picture Banzuke Nagoya 2013

    Awesome. I really like the photo banzuke. That picture of Takayasu is classic.
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    Nagoya 2013 Banzuke, all divisions

    That's an interesting point. Is there a rule against identical sounding names?
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    Nagoya Basho Past Winners

    And according to'>this thread, ex-Asashio was one of the Oyakata All-Stars.
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    Nagoya 2013 Banzuke

    You're all just jealous of his magnificent tan.
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    Nagoya 2013 Banzuke

    After Myogiryu at M1, Shohozan was the highest ranked maegashira that got his kachikoshi. Behind him in the banzuke were Takayasu, also at 8-7 from M5, and Takekaze at 9-6 from M6. Do you promote Takekaze over Takayasu and Shohozan instead? Tokitenku's jump to komusubi from M8 surprises me more. He posted double digits, but one win was by fusensho. I guess all that matters is the final score, though.
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    Preparations of the masses-Nagoya 2013

    I agree with all your points! I don't know if he's yokozuna material, but I think he's certainly a talented and savvy enough rikishi that he could find a place in the sanyaku. But he's got to focus on his sumo and polish that finishing instinct.
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    Preparations of the masses-Nagoya 2013

    Hooray, the singing is done. NOW DO YOUR KEIKO. I want a better showing from Ikioi in Nagoya.
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    Yokozuna/Ozeki preperandum - Nagoya 2013

    Aren't we back to a Harumafuji zensho-yusho?
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    Yokozuna/Ozeki preperandum - Nagoya 2013

    I bet he owes Kakuryu a lot of beer for that.
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    Takamisakari-something I find extremely funny

    That commercial is mesmerizing...
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    Sumo World via iTunes

    Is sumo world a monthly thing? Once per basho? How big are the typical issues? I'm with masumasumasu on this one; I'll buy pretty much anything sumo related.
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    Yokozuna/Ozeki preperandum - Nagoya 2013

    ^^ What he said. But, if Kise can fight like he did last tournament on a regular basis, I can see him being an equal to Harumafuji. I never thought Haramafuji had the wherewithal to make a push to yokozuna, but he did it. Kise may surprise us eventually.
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    Hakuho/Miyagino promotes Hakuho-rice

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    Preparations of the masses-Nagoya 2013

    Oh, Baruto... :'-(
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    The Gyoji

    Is it common for gyoji to retire before reaching the Kimura Shonosuke?
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    Apre-promotion pics-July 2013

    Toiling away for years being the operative phrase. Sumo isn't the heart-warming story of the dedicated journey-man plugging away for years and finally getting his big shot thanks to his diligent efforts every day; if it were, the kyokai would have celebrated Kyokutenho's win with a massive ad campaign instead of issuing an apology for the tournament. No, it's all about the fast-rising stars that shoot up the ranks and the excitement of seeing how quick and how high they can climb before they burn out.
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    Kakizoe Intai-zumo fixture

    Ha! I have it! He reminds me of'>Ittoku Kishibe.
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    Kakizoe Intai-zumo fixture

    Okay, that gyoji totally reminds me of an actor and it bothers me that I cannot figure out who!
  22. Thanks for linking those articles. Very interesting read.
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    Jun-Yusho count

    I thought it's just the runner up position, regardless of how close to winning the actually were.
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    Juryo Promotions - 2013 Nagoya

    Anyone know how old the current Shikimori Inosuke is? He looks older than the guy retiring, but taking a Wakakoyu to the face probably ages a person a few years.
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    Odd or Interesting Sumo Names

    He's the one. He's still officially listed at 167cm, though I think his actual height is about 160cm? Could be wrong.