Adil

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About Adil

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  • Birthday 02/08/1981

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  1. The first time I watched the regulation match between Takakeisho and Terunofuji, I thought Terunofuji jumped onto Takakeisho to make a point, but watching the replay, I tend to think the jump may have been to ensure his knee doesn't hit the dohyo first. By the way, is it my imagination, or did Terunofuji look like he was ready to burst into tears at any moment during the interview?
  2. I don't understand this: Nishikido has had trouble saying anything coherently when explaining monoii decisions for years now. Why do they keep subjecting him to this? Oh, I see there was a second monoii. At least he got the second one out of the way with minimum fuss.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Even more than Shoudai, my hat is off to Moti zeki. Well, it was already off because of your knowledge and experience, but this time, I am throwing it out the window altogether. You kept calling him the next/future ozeki from the beginning (Shoudai, not the hat), even though at that time, another rising star looked to be more exciting (Mitakeumi). For a while, it looked like Shoudai might not reach the top with some so-so results, but here we are. Three cheers for Moti!
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Enho vs Terutsuyoshi: There are very few things in sumo more satisfying than seeing a certified and professional henka-er getting henkaed.
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    Gagamaru Status

    [Please skip if you find facetious remarks offensive] Will being kyujo for three basho interrupt his ozeki run?
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    You are not the only one! Not that I hate the poor guy, but I am really rooting for him to "achieve" a 0-15 record, just because I have never seen it happen ever since I started watching sumo. Twice, I almost saw it happen: 1) Daido in the 2013 July basho; he lost the first 14 matches before winning on the last day to end with 1-14. (Damn you Daido!) 2) Shohozan in the 2015 haru basho; his only win was on the 14th day and he ended the basho with 1-14. Hoping for "better" luck this time! Hey wait a minute! I just remembered... Daido is now Onomatsu oyakata, Onosho's oyakata.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    What are the odds of two maegashira 17 yusho in one calendar year?
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Lady's and gentlemen, in today's news: a pig was seen flying, and Kotoshogiku survived a henka attempt.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Kotoshogiku's non-knee-bending crouch: I have seen some forum members saying that he is doing so to protect his knees; well, that posture can't be doing his back any good. I cringe and wince every time I see him doing this.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    "Please, I beg you while grabbing your leg!!!" In South Asian culture, going down and grabbing somebody's leg is the extreme form of abasement, like prostration in some cultures. It is not done anymore, and the closest thing that can be commonly seen nowadays is touching an elder's feet with your fingers in India to show respect. "Grabbing somebody's leg" only exists as a relic in the language (or in some melodramatic scenes in Indian/Pakistani films). People use it when they are asking for something they need real bad. The western version would be "I am on my knees and begging you!". The only reason I mention this here is that Enho did a perfect demonstration of the an over-the-top leg-grab. I have never seen anyone go down like that on the dohyo. Love seeing that little fella trying all kinds of unorthodox stuff, and it is entertaining, regardless of whether his tricks work or not.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    And with that, Hakuho just got himself a new record that will stand for a long, long time: The longest run up the hanamichi after jumping off the dohyo before returning.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Kakuryu should study some Tokitenku tapes before he attempts his next susoharai.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Commenting on Kaisei's weak sumo, Wakanohana jokingly addressed Kaisei's wife (they got married last month): 奥さん、叱ってあげてください。(Madame, please scold/reprimand him)
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Seeing Terunofuji on the dohyo as a maegashira again after all these years ...
  15. Great news! Thanks.