Gospodin

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    Kyushu 2021 discussion

    kawaigari. Right after his ozeki promotion, to make sure he doesn´t lose his motivation for the next step
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    Hakuho retires

    It coincided with the end of Hakuho´s complete dominance.
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    Hakuho retires

    Not that it matters at all, but in my country blue suits are the ultimate testament of really bad taste. They even beat furs for men. Brrrr...
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    Hakuho retires

    In my opinion the Kyokai didn´t do themselves a favor with reminding Hakuho in writing of the rules basically everybody has to adhere to. That gives them much less leeway on how to deal with infractions of other members, or they will be publicly accused of double standards. That´s one thing they can´t afford.
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    Hakuho retires

    A wild guess: could it be that the Kyokai´s recent experience with a dai Yokozuna-turned-oyakata prompted them to be, say, a bit more careful with rikishi that enjoyed demigod-like reverence joining their ranks ? (And I need a tagline: "Say it ain´t so, Hak !" )
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Same for Mitakeumi a day earlier it seems....They should at least withhold the kensho for "efforts" like that. A disgrace.
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    I think Takakeisho has already peaked, and I just don´t see him becoming a remotely decent yotsu-wrestler. For starters, I can´t remember him getting an outside grip - ever.
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    To me it looks like Takakeisho is dealing with an issue that affects his performance on a daily basis. Today he was on (and Wakatakakage doing not very inspiring sumo).
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    A curious question: what is happening with the (lacking a better wording) "announcement sheets" after a basho ?
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    I think Mitakeumi is primed for a Kotomitsuki-like career, i.e. languishing in lower sanyaku and the joi for a very long time, before pulling his act together and finally making ozeki.
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    No problem here. Actually having people realize from time to time that their old fart of a boss has a human side is a good thing :-).
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    This Thursday I accidentially forgot to mute before I opened the stream. Chance had it they just announced a rikishi, and a young staff member of mine checked into my office as she heard somebody screaming . The expression on her face when I explained to her what was going on was priceless, she will never view me the same again.
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Wait. Aminishiki still hasn´t had his danpatsu-shiki ? Or am I confusing him ?
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Hoshoryu is getting bigger at a striking pace.
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    Aki Yusho Predictions?

    I am going to bet ten Likes against that
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    Aki Yusho Predictions?

    Yusho: Hakuho Jun-Yusho: Terunofuji (only because of the social committments coming with his promotion reducing/changing his preparation) Most intriguing to watch: Hoshoryu, Takaysu (will he be able to mount another run or will he ultimately begin an irreversible decline ?)
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    We're gonna sing!

    Wasn´t singing athletes a thing of the 80s ? The memory of football players or skiers trying their best at pop ballads of the day, usually with adapted texts celebrating their greatness, still makes me sick to the stomach.
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    Terunofuji is the 73rd Yokozuna.

    I think Tachiyama broke the "curse" before it was even established . Only beginning with the 70´s were a string of short-lived yokozuna using the Shiranui-style. Terunofuji seems to have decided for that style as well.
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    Sumo and the Olympics

    According to "God Save The Kinks" it was Ray, but in 1973. He plunged into a deep crisis after his wife had left him.
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    Sumo and the Olympics

    Perhaps I am missing something here, but Davies wasn´t exactly leading a hermit´s life back then. Since the mid of the naught years, he had a regular touring schedule going, and significantly cut back on performing live from 2013 on.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Hoshoryu was visibly shocked and immediately apologized several times after recognizing Ura is badly injured again.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Frankly, I it doesn´t make any sense to me why Hakuho fought today like he did. I also don´t know why some predicted Hakuho cannot win a belt battle. I know, I am repeating myself here, but if there is one thing in sumo that comes close to a law of nature, it is when Hakuho gets his left uwate grip, it´s over. You are going to get forced out, thrown, or yanked down. What happened today ? The deciding moment was when Hakuho got his grip. He could have done that without those shenanigans, right from the tachiai. Terunofuji isn´t exactly a master in the battle for the belt, chances were he would have given up Hakuho´s favoured grip. That´s why I expected Hakuho to win today. Why he chose to employ a "kachiage"* and engegaged in meaningless exchanges of harite (and at one point almost losing his balance), only he knows... *ca. 20 years ago I was told the purpose of a kachiage is to move your opponent into a more upright position by striking the upper chest or occasionally the chin, and not to deliver an elbow blow that could have brought a donkey to its knees to someone´s blind side
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Off the top of my head I‘d say it would make sense to henka on the opposite side of your opponent‘s dominant hand.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    No, not that politically charged meaning. I was referring to a QB kneeling after the snap to wind down the clock (i.e. giving up).
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    No idea why they did not review it, but Kotoeko was clearly beaten and in no position to recover .