Gospodin

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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Did he REALLY say this, or is it me missing irony from you ?
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I am wondering if his collapses are a mental thing, or lack of fitness, or both. Mitakeumi doesn´t look exactly like a workout freak.
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Ex-Kotonowaka is still an imposing figure, :-o and looks like a proud dad.
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Chiyotairyu has a strong habit doing „backward sumo“. Looked like Ishiura took advantage of the momentum.
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I wouldn´t say a rikishi who was never in danger of loosing is on his last legs, just because he had some difficulty in finishing off his opponent.
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    He always does those days, I don´t think it´s worse than usual.
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Without spectators in his way, I am wondering whether Kotoyuki could make it all the way to the scaffold if run off the dohyo like some times in the past.
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    Enho - predictions?

    Today he was smothered...almost literally
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    Corona and sumo

    In European football, particularly in the east, southeast and the UK you have so-called "ghost matches" on a semi-regular basis. Usually as a reaction of the governing body to violent behavior of a club´s "fans" in previous games, but sometimes to deprive them of all revenue as punishment for other offenses.
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    Banzuke for Haru 2020

    I am not sure if injuries have gone up. However, if they did, it is most likely due to the ever increasing weight. The average weight must have gone up at least by 10 (my guess is 15) kg since 2000.
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    Banzuke for Haru 2020

    That inspires me to ask a typical Gai-Jin question: Who is the best rikishi (say, 20+ basho in Makuuchi) to never win a yusho ?
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    Sumo myths

    I suppose this is a case of the "argumentum ad nauseam" fallacy (aka proof by assertion, proof by repetition, illusory truth effect).
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    Goeido to Retire

    Baruto wasn´t particularly good at disguising his dives. That one would have made Neymar proud (and no, I don´t believe everything is fixed. But a look at probabilities alone shows that rikishi are indeed trading favors).
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Sure they were. I was a big fan of Kaio in particular. They just carried on way too long, being either kyujo, kadoban or 8-7/9-6. That did not sit well. (BTW the best of the ozeki bunch in the naught years was Tochiazuma, in my opinion. If not for his injuries that stroke, he maybe would have been able to spoil the dominance of the Mongolians)
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Before him, Kaio, perpetually kadoban, then mailing in 8-7 scores, delaying his overdue retirement year after year, and Chiyotaikai in his waning years were also treated quite harshly. I remember when Chiyo got a little too obvious "assistance" from Baruto, looking as if he employed Yedi powers to defeat the Estonian, the comments here were hilarious and evil at the same time
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    If my memory serves me well, "What´s in a name ?" is the translation you are looking for
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes two months." Andy Warhol has reached sumo, finally Seriously, Tokushoryu took adavantage of a quite unique situation. No yokozuna, badly performing ozeki, a relatively easy first week-schedule, and the top-tier opponents he faced didn´t know him well, probably. Not to take anything away from his success - after all he won those 14 matches - but I also cannot imagine him holding his own even in mid-maegashira over more than two bashos.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Enho better be careful, Princess Aiko seems to be moonlighting...
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Many thanks. Somehow I was dead sure Miyabiyama retired upon falling to Juryo...
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    A question to the respected board: aside from demotions due to injuries, who was the the last ex-Ozeki carrying on in the Juryo division ?
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I cannot believe that. This is unreal. Apologies for this meaningless post, but...
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Shodai is a bit of an enigma, always good for a surprise win or, (way) more often, an unexpected, terrible loss. If he keeps wrestling like he did in this basho however, Tokushoryu has no chance.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Kotoeko getting two free slaps on Onosho - hilarious :D
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Given the very different characteristics compared with the lower sanyaku ranks, in attaining and maintaining, I thought there is more behind than just a slot to be filled.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    What is the reason behind having two ozeki at all times ?