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    Natsu Basho 2013 discussion thread

    That may be, but Hakuho taking the yusho is as close to a sure thing as you can get. :)
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    Natsu Basho 2013 discussion thread

    I think Baruto possesses more ozeki qualities than the current crop of ozeki. He's not looking as tentative on his knee as the previous basho, and his day 2 win was more convincing than day 1. Assuming that he doesn't make the knee worse, I can see him getting back to ozeki.
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    Video Stream - Natsu 13

    We've had a similar problem in the past, same setup with Win 7 and WMP 12. Sometimes, if you watched a previous basho live stream, it'll somehow remember the wrong link when you launch windows media player, even when you're clicking on the new link. Delete your browser cookies, then retry. That usually works for us.
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    Urgent Message for Kisenosato

    I thought it was nice of him not to shove Kitataiki off backwards onto the shimpan, though he could have. At least, that's what it looked like he was trying to do, getting Kitataiki to step left or right instead of straight backwards.
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    Super Sansho Basho's

    Brief's weird clicking on the 1999/2000 results and seeing Kyokutenho in basically the exact same banzuke spot as he is now...
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    Video Stream - Natsu 13

    What is the point of the additional reflectors? Back up feeds? The reflectors show the same video stream as the primary link posted on the goo sumo site, right?
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    The Gyoji

    I'd like to take a moment and thank the NSK for single-handedly saving the BC pulp and paper industry. Without your generous consumption, we'd have to cut down less trees. Aren't Kimura Shoji and Kimura Kichijiro the guys that sit ringside and narrate the juryo/makuuchi dohyo iri?
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    Preparations of the masses-Natsu 2013

    I hope that Ikioi manages a better showing this tournament. I have a standing bet with my wife that Ikioi will hit Sanyaku before Chiyotairyu that I'd rather not lose... 22-10 with Okinoumi isn't bad; Okinoumi is no slouch. Ikioi needs a little more training, a little less singing boat tours this time around.
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    Yokozuna-Ozeki preperandum-Natsu 2013

    I'm not sure if it's the translations or what, but in all his interviews for the past three bashos, Giku sounds like a Bumpity Bump Ball of Sorrow. I get that he and his fiancee split, but I'd expect a little more mental fortitude from an ozeki.
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    Ranbo and Tochinoyama retire

    The sumdb has 178.8 listed as his highest weight, for what it's worth. I also noticed he's been shrinking for the last few years. Gravity is a harsh mistress.
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    Natsu 2013 new recruits

    Musashimaru II knows how to pose for the camera, at least. :)
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    Ranbo and Tochinoyama retire

    He's only listed at 178kg? He looks bigger on camera. Or maybe his speed makes him look heavier than he is...
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    New Official Kyokai song

    The angry red bird mascot always reminds me of Kisenosato.
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    New Official Kyokai song

    ^^ What he said. It's a catchy tune, but it's not nearly as catchy as the hakkeyoi tune.
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    Natsu 2013 Banzuke

    Osuunarashii was reporting that he's at Makushita 7. Google translate fails pretty spectacularly with the Kyokai tweets. Daikiho's announcement works out as: "May place new ranking> New advancing to the first grade sumo (Nishimae head 16) Daiki Peng (Fukuoka Prefecture, Miyagino room". Which made little sense to me until I came here and saw this thread. :)
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    Preparations of the masses-Natsu 2013

    When it comes time to do the banzuke, does it factor in that Chiyotairyu beat the two ozeki and a yokozuna and concerned Hakuho enough that Big H henka'd? Or does it only matter that Chiyotairyu went 3-4-8 for the tournament?
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    Sumo runs marathon

    While I'm impressed he's attempting a marathon, I'll be really impressed when he finishes it. I take it that the LA marathon isn't like some of the other marathons, where a pace van drives up and collects you if you're behind a certain pace at designated markers...
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    Miyabiyama Intai

    The fact that everyone is clamouring about Goeido as the next Ozeki hopeful makes me think Baruto has a bit of an uphill climb.
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    2013 Spring Jungyo

    Thanks! That post slipped by me.
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    2013 Spring Jungyo

    What's the story with money?
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    Soukokurai to be re-instated!

    Assuming the evidence against them was as flimsy. It sounds like the fact that one of the 'key witnesses' never appeared before court to testify was a major factor in this case, the rest of the evidence being entirely circumstantial. I was never really interested in Sokokurai before he was dismissed. But in the presser where they are holding hands, his pose screams Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. With star power like that, I'm a fan! Ganbare Sokokurai!
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    Videos Haru 2013-Day 1 and 13-15

    I agree. Seeing his wins all in one go like this, he looks unstoppable!
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    Off season twitter pics

    That kid needs a better strategy. If he'd henka'd and then played keep away, he probably could have tired Masunoyama out and gotten the win...
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    Haru Basho 2013 - Discussion Thread

    Given Toki has done so poorly against Hak, why not switch something up? It didn't work, obviously, but then Toki was put there as first-week fodder for the yokozuna, anyway. I was more disappointed in the Hakuho/Chiyotairyu fight. I'd been anticipating that one since their pre-tournament practices - keenly interested to seeing how Chiyotairyu was beginning to stack up against some better opponents - and Hak basically side-stepped the issue. I'm guessing Chiyotairyu reinjured his shoulder in that bout? Is that the reason for his withdrawal? At least Aran got a win out of it... :-P
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    And now for something completely different

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