Rob S.

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  1. Rob S.

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    NHK is broadcasting the yusho ceremony, cup and interview.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Desperate for wins.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Takakeisho returning tomorrow.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Artistic Gymnastics Cup is on NHK G. No Juryo sumo today and Makuuchi already started. Still broadcasting gymnastics. (:
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I was surprised Takakeisho was given the Gino-sho. While I have nothing against his style of sumo and he certainly deserves his promotion to Ozeki, he doesn't deserve the Gino-sho.
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Making fun of the elderly? How mature of you.
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    Yotsu or oshi sumo?

    Definitely yotsu. I can understand mixing in oshi sumo when needed, but I'm not a fan of the rikishi who just stick to violently flailing their arms and hoping for the best.
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    Sumo birthday pics

    Thanks Captain Obvious.
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    Sumo birthday pics

    Although no one usually refers to a birthday as an anniversary in western culture, I suppose anniversary is acceptable since by definition a birthday is the anniversary of one's birth.
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    He looks like 650 pounds of chewed bubblegum. Sad.
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    Takanohana transported to hospital

    He's already been discharged from the hospital without elaborating. Could have been heat stroke.
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Kakuryu has no shame. I would expect nothing less than a henka from the mediocre Yokozuna desperate to add to his paltry yusho wins. He has done it TWICE in the same match vs. Kisenosato, Aki Basho 2015, day 14:
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    Sumo Wrestlers Featured in Movies

    Konishiki was in a few movies. "Check It Out, Yo!" (2006), "Rimoto" (2002) and "The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift" (2006).
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    Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Doesn't look like he did. Kind of close though. I was expecting a torinaoshi.
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    Osunaarashi scandal

    I'm curious about his original fabricated story and what exactly was he protecting his pregnant wife from? Possible stress or something else?
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    Harumafuji scandal thread- part 2

    Harumafuji has been fined 500,000 yen ($4,400) for assaulting a junior wrestler, a court in Tottori, western Japan said on Thursday:
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    Why can’t rikishi drive?

    Their geta get stuck between the pedals.
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    Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    If I recall he didn't do it on day 14 either.
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    Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Yes, I understand they're not supposed to take anything into account that isn't related to this basho. I believe i made that clear in the last paragraph of my last post, based on their decision, I believe they still do. Regardless, in this basho, he's still 39 years old, his knees are shot, he will most likely retire soon, and he still has more heart and puts in more effort and shows more fighting spirit than some Sekitori a lot younger than him that are higher ranked & had better winning records this basho. I could see the argument if he received the Gino-sho "style points" award, but he didn't. He received a fighting spirit award.
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    Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    At thirty-nine years old, the oldest Sekitori, who rather than intai, battles his way back through injury to top division sumo and gets a kachi-koshi on day 15. That's the very definition of fighting spirit. I suppose they took that into consideration, not just his W-L record and Maegashira ranking for the basho.
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    Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Harumafuji absorbed Mitakeumi's fighting spirit with that end of bout nodowa in Nagoya on day 12. He hasn't been the same since.
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    BASHO TALK -- Natsu 2017 -- SPOILERS

    Aoiyama & Kagayaki should go shopping together.
  23. I watch plenty of Sumo and Aoiyama is one of the few Rikishi that Kisenosato seems to consistently have trouble with. Kisenosato Winning 11 out of their 17 matchups isn't exactly total domination, and one of those matchups was a fusen win.