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  1. Benevolance

    Quality of Sumo 2020-2021

    I think "Needs opponents to go kyujo to achieve success" sums up the current crop of joi-jin nicely.
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    Favorite Yokozuna? Past And Present

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    Terunofuji's ozeki promotion formalized.

    Sure, that's two Ozeki promotions for Terunofuji. But I'll be more impressed when he gets the hat trick.
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    YDC meeting after Haru 2021

    This is a binding poll, right? Like, it's practically an election, right? And if we all hustle and vote Gagamaru as write-in, they HAVE to make him a yokozuna, right? So you all know what to do, right? Right???!!!
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    YDC meeting after Haru 2021

    If I were on the YDC, I would be totally surprised if anyone had listened to me, too.
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    March basho 2021

    So...when do we hear about whatever injury Takayasu was battling after the fact?
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    March basho 2021

    I feel like maybe Takayasu was a little too good at learning everything Araiso had to teach him. Edit: To be clear, I'm rooting for Takayasu to come from behind and win this. But I really don't expect it to happen.
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    March basho 2021

    I've always preferred the ozekiwake term, myself. The new crop of ozeki are still pretty unseasoned. Throw enough salt on them and they'll get better. Or, uh, tenderized? Par-boiled? I should probably go make myself lunch. BRB.
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    Trivia bits

    Trivia fact: this will, in fact, be Takayasu's first yusho, despite me absolutely positively being certain that we won once before and wasting half the day pouring over records and matches to figure out why the rest of the world was wrong, and finally coming to the realization that I've jumped timelines and I'm currently in a different reality.
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    March basho 2021

    All the naysayers coming on here talking about a K-K-S-O run for Takayasu when he can still nab it this tournament with just 7 more wins. If Goeidou could do it, then so can Takayasu! Gambare!
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    Corona and sumo

    It's okay. He'll oyakata even harder next basho to retain his rank.
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    Corona and sumo

    Does this mean Takekuma is kadoban next basho?
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    March basho 2021

    All I know is he promised he would give me his 49th car and he's clearly trying to renege.
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    Arawashi intai

    Now you're just splitting hairs.
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    A record that surely cannot be broken!

    Pigeon Elasticity is a snap to learn.
  16. They're going to be terrible at sumo if they grew up reading this forum's advice, though. But post-career when they join the NSK management, they'll be at the vanguard of expanding international sumo viewership and darn good at knocking together the banzuke.
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    Preparations of the Y/O- Haru 2021

    That fulfills their yokozuna duties for the basho and they can both stay home properly and sip beers, correct?
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    Arawashi intai

    I only really noticed Arawashi after his return to juryo, and what struck me was that he didn't look much like the other sumo wrestlers. He looked more like some modestly fit salaryman with only a little paunch who accidentally wandered into the shitakubeya looking for an autograph, was handed a mawashi and told he was up next, and he said, "Oh, okay." And since he won and nobody told him otherwise, he just kept showing up. Which is the long way of saying, "Damn, he looks good in that suit."
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    Tokitsukaze under house arrest

    How long until he launches his chain of 24-hour Mahjong and Massage parlours?
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    Arawashi intai

    To be fair, it's his first in 17 years...
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    Aminishiki injured/ Intai

    A Wily Veteran to the End by Lance Increased scarcity only serves to make the price per hair much higher.
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    Who Is This Woman?

    If there is only one Impostor among us, I like our odds. But personally, I think you're all kinda sus.
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    NSK Youtube Basho Archive

    There is the series that araibira had linked to online briefly (Art of Sumo, I think?) that was just documentaries of various years of sumo. I think it was mostly from the 70s to 90s, but despite never having watched sumo in that era, I got a powerful feeling of nostaglia watching the videos. I think it helped that a lot of the players (Kaio, Kitanoumi, Chiyonofuji, Miyabiyama, Terao, etc) were still visible members of the kyokai. And it was fascinating to see the subtle ways in which the matches changed and evolved over the years. The videos also push something of a narrative, and the faster pace is more engaging for my kids, so the shows get regular viewing between basho. Anyway, suffice to say, I'd love to be able to buy and watch more. Personally, I think the Abema stream is excellent. I think if you subscribe to the premium Abema, you can watch archived Abema footage? But I've never been able to get a subscription as a dirty gaijin. Either that or Goeidou talked to his friends at Abema and I'm specifically blocked.
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    NSK Youtube Basho Archive

    Probably something along the lines of: if I wanted to watch Mitakeumi's ozeki runs, but only the ones from 2018 to 2026...
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    NSK Youtube Basho Archive

    Asashosakari said just what I would have said, except I'd have included a not-so-sly dig at Mitakeumi, too.