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    What will Hatorizakura get this up coming basho?

    And one month wiser...and having successfully lulled his opponents into a false sense of security, he will storm up the ranks to yokozu...wait, where is the outrageous expectations thread...?
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    What will Hatorizakura get this up coming basho?

    There is no option for 0-8...but I'm writing in my result.
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    Hakuho income after intai

    Yikes. If there is any justice in this world, someone will start a Go Fund Me for Hakuho ASAP.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    That was actually good poise by Shodai with a lot on the line. Congrats to him. But still, Tobizaru? Gotta like this guy.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    You can still see that monster ichinojo now! Just, you know, only in highlight vids on you tube.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    If Mitakeumi changes his shikona I will forget that he is the mediocre Mitakeumi and then accidentally cheer for him and suffer disappointment all over again.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    I hadn't even registered the absence of Gagamaru.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    On any given tournament someone is going to be sandbagging it, and it's not always the old guys. The banzuke committee takes care of it in due time.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    I was absolutely convinced that after Takakeisho got his 8 wins, he'd go Kaio on us. I had also completely written off Asanoyama after day 3. I guess I'm just having trouble a) seeing Asanoyama and Takakeisho as serious contenders, and b) transitioning away from the Hakuho-era of "rikishi needs to be near perfect to get the yusho".
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    All the good comments are already taken.
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    Solfeggio Shikona

    This seemed like a good opportunity to use a spreadsheet, soooooo... In the current banzuke I found no wrestlers with 4 or more matching syllables. Midorifuji and Tosamidori both have three matches, and allowing the japanese swap of ra/la, Hiradoumi makes the cut, as well. Oh, I guess Moriurara should count as three, but my search function isn't identifying multiple instances of the same sound within the text box as distinct counts. I wonder if I can tweak that...?
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    Preparations of the masses- Aki 2020

    We're given a gem like this to work with and we go with a Fortnite tangent? Sheesh.
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    John Gunning Column Plagerized By Another Writer!

    John actually time travels to the future, grabs a selection of those articles, then travels back to the current time and cleans the articles up before publishing so that the robots have something to auto-plagiarize in the first place. Classic time-loop, really.
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    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    Orchestrating this heist was a brilliant - albeit complicated - way to create a natural segue to discuss your avatar. I salute you and your purloined bunny bits.
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    Do you eat eggs for breakfast?

    Eggs are the best. Omelets are my go-to breakfast at home, but if I'm at a restaurant I'll always have the eggs benedict.
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    Shikihide beya troubles

    Wow. This always seemed like one of the most laid back heya in the sport...
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Anyone know if Hakuho at least return the ringside gyoji's wallet after he mugged him?
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Correction: the baitou hasou beenou pickedou upou.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    The Kiribayama Quiz: 1) Have you wronged Hakuho? [No] 2) Are you sure? [Yes] 3) Really sure? [Yes] 4) Reaaaaaaally sure? [....yes?] Results: Congratulations! You'll probably live. And be ambulatory! Now go fight.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    I'm so on-the-fence about Mitakeumi. He posts decent numbers each tournament, but his wins tend to congregate at the beginning of the basho when his schedule is easiest. Yet, he's nabbed two yusho and seems capable of wrestling with the big boys in flashes. Is he good? Is he great? Will he overtake Goeidou's perma-sekiwake record? I strongly suspect the answer is yes to all three questions.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    In the vein of dumb and improbable things Lance wants to know... Both ozeki are doing reasonably well. Supposing that Asanoyama goes on to win the yusho, with Takakeisho and Hakuho finishing jun yusho...that would definitely rekindle talk of a yokozuna run for Asanoyama. But could it do the same for Takakeisho? Or does his kadoban status make that infeasible?
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Maybe Hakuho needed to use the bathroom real quick? It's been so long, do any of the Ozeki/Sekiwake have anything on the line? Who's kadoban? Anyone at risk of a promotion if they turn in a decent showing?
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    Abema TV all sumo live

    I'm hesitant to post this, because I don't want to jinx anything, but... I was having success watching AbemaTV in between bashos using the 'obfuscated server' option with NordVPN. I haven't tried it yet watching sumo, but I cannot imagine the results would be different based on program. Edit to add: It does indeed still work. You can find the toggle under the advanced settings. I watch with an incognito browser, as well, though I don't know enough about computers to know if that part is necessary.
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    Foreigner with Japanese shusshin

    But those guys are rolling in dough! Okay, they're making dough? Fine, they're making mochi. For free.
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    Toyonoshima intai

    His pirouettes on the edge of the ring were always a thing of beauty.