Adil

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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 ...
  10. Great news! Thanks.
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    Hey friends !Im newbie.

    Goody! Welcome aboard.
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    60th Yokozuna Futahaguro passes away

    It was really sad reading about his end in the last link. About the video: The links to the video appear to be dead. Is it still available somewhere?
  13. Dude, this is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks a million. I am reading Akebono's biography in French right now (that's right, I'm learning French at the moment), but I'll go back to my Japanese studies in a couple of months. Since I have already developed my proficiency to somewhere around B2 level in Japanese, I want to challenge myself by reading books by/about yokozuna. That would be my personal George Costanza moment; he says to Jerry Seinfeld after his latest romantic encounter during which he ate while engaging in "romantic activities" (I am trying to avoid the use of certain words): "Food and women are my two obsessions. It was about time that I was going to find a way to combine them." I would say: Language learning and sumo are my two obsessions. It was about time that I would find a way to combine them. As a matter of fact, sumo has always been a major part of my language learning activities. This will be the biggest challenge that I will be giving myself, though.
  14. Is there a list of biographies/autobiographies written in Japanese of yokozuna (plural)? I recently found out about Onokuni's book and I was wondering which other yokozuna have biographies/autobiographies in Japanese.
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    Coronavirus in China

    What a stressful situation, dude. Hang in there. I wish you the best of luck and I hope things work out.
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    Corona and sumo

    You will find your farm in the mail. As for the mango sorbet, you'll get it after Kyokutaisei starts wearing a yellow mawashi again (that was what got you running to your freezer in the first place, haha).
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    Happy Birthday Randomitsuki

    Best wishes for Randomitsuki-zeki!
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    Corona and sumo

    Ok Moti-zeki, I am down. I'll see your farm and raise you a mango sorbet [and you won't even have to run to your freezer for it! ((reference to a post you made in 2015))] that the May basho will take place.
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    Toyonoshima intai

    What a guy! Always loved his matches. Wishing him the best in the future. My favorite Toyonoshima match: His victory against Terunofuji after being in a disadvantageous position a couple of times during the bout.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Agree with the others. That was an awesome interview. I wish I had the time to translate it, but have to rush to work.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Interesting exchange earlier between Wakanohana and Shigeki Kiyono (the blow-by-blow commentator on Abema TV). While talking about Kotoshogiku's 700th win, Wakanohana said that the other day, his daughter told him about his record and that he didn't know about his own win-loss record until then. In fact (he added), he didn't even keep track of his overall win/loss record while he was active because he didn't care about it. At that point, Shigeki Kiyono said: "If it had been Hakuho, he would really have cared about it, right?". Is it because Hakuho talks a lot about records? I have heard him talk about records, yes, but that was usually in response to questions put to him by reporters about his future goals etc.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Wow, Enho! That should be an ashitori plus (ashitori+tsuridashi).
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    New kesho mawashi (pics)

    Thanks a bunch!
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    New kesho mawashi (pics)

    You, sir, are an encyclopedia. Thank you very much. I finally managed to attach a pic of Goeido's kesho mawashi. Anything on this one?
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    New kesho mawashi (pics)

    Huh? I can't upload a pic even though it is only 6 kbs? I better read the pic posting thread, but some other day. Goeido's kesho mawashi pic will have to wait, haha.