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  1. orandashoho

    Heya Watch Aki Basho 2021

    Still under construction, isn't it?
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    New recruits for Aki 2021

    It's not just you -- I thought there was a likeness as well.
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    Ridiculous Predictions Aki 2021

    As for a ridiculous prediction, how about this one: Ishiura, having perfected his hinerite, remains undefeated till day 15, and has tt face Hakuho in the kettei-sen for the yusho, and is henka'd by the Yokozuna causing an immediate call for his retirement.
  4. orandashoho

    Ridiculous Predictions Aki 2021

    I think this, and the earlier novella by @sumojoanngoes waaaay beyond a ridiculous prediction and can be best classified as sumo fiction deserving its own thread.
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    Sumo Limericks (in case Haikus are not your thing)

    Oh. Oops. Sorry, I didn't realize ...oops. Doing it again. Me and my big mouth.
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    Sumo Limericks (in case Haikus are not your thing)

    I presume this is quadruple posted in error?
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    That's definitely not pink. Besides, Ura just minimalized his possessions.
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    Drove a Silver Shadow RR once, encouraged by the owner. Petrified when he asked me to parallel park it in a small spot on a busy street in the center of The Hague. It was surprisingly easy! More frequently, I piloted planes powered by RR engines.
  9. orandashoho

    Araiso-heya branch out

    He'll just have to get a designated driver and a medium size bus for the necessary travel.
  10. orandashoho

    Videos Nagoya 2021 - Days 1-15 and post-basho interviews

    Thank you for all the work you put into these videos, making them the most reliable source of basho coverage on the internet. Perhaps I'll be able to thank you in person one day; until then I'll just put something through your site.
  11. orandashoho

    Terunofuji is the 73rd Yokozuna.

    I've always been impressed with the way Hakuho dealt with his injuries and body. I like the care with which Terunofuji avoids putting unneccesary strain on his knees off-dohyo in order to be able to use them in a bout with confidence.
  12. orandashoho

    Terunofuji is the 73rd Yokozuna.

    Terunofuji knows it's going to be "perform or intai" now.
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    And why don't we hear any Covid-safe noisemakers like rattles etc. used in the arena where before you'd just shout? When I was in the KKgan there was a long row of schoolgirls behind me waving shikona banners and fans and screaming ENDOOOOO! ENDOOOOOOOOO!!!! which was deafening.
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    Terunofuji is the 73rd Yokozuna.

    Even if a 15-0 yusho after a year of absence is noteworthy, a Hakuho yusho isn't so unique for the GOAT. But to witness the rise of a new Yokozuna from the depths he had fallen to as Ozeki, now that is something that has never happened before and isn't likely to ever happen again. With it, Terunofuji has become a legend. And we are truly privileged to see these two legends active sharing that rarified rank, competing for next basho's yusho.
  15. orandashoho

    YDC convenes after Nagoya 2021and Terunofuji responds

    My thoughts exactly. The proper answer to Hakuho's victory is to defeat him next time, and do it with more dignity than Hakuho is capable of.