Gospodin

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    Are Abi's days numbered?

    Yes, you need the file provided via a messenger service or mail. Or the original. If they wantted to have that thoroughly resolved, I can‘t imagine they couldn‘t have obtained that. Also the content of a pic alone usually provides an incredible amount of information most people are not aware of.
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    Are Abi's days numbered?

    If they really wanted to, they could have verified quite easily when the picture was taken. Read out the meta data of the image, and everything´s solved, every computer freak can do that. I suppose they don´t use analog cameras anymore... But perhaps that would have stirred up too much attention.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Can someone enlighten me what exactly qualified Terunofuji for the Gino-Sho ?
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    I don´t think that has changed that much. He is still the strongest candidate at this point. The last few bouts just showed the holes in his game he has to work on.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    I like Terutsuyoshi´s openness. He was also the first rikishi from Isegahama stable fighting an opponent from Takanohana stable after the Harumafuji incident. He showed the same attidude today - "No way I am going to lose"
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    What would you have done ?
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Neither Baruto, Asashoryu or Musashimaru could have out-muscled him, imho. Asa in his waning years, say, 2009, would still beat the current version of Terunofuji,, due to his technical superiority, and, even then, outstanding quickness. I have to admit I am excited about his comeback, yesterday he looked like a one-man wrecking crew. Hopefully he can keep that up.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Terunofuji‘s upper body strength is absolutely incredible. In 20 and some years watching I haven‘t seen anything close. Shodai should be no match, if he manages his nimble footwork like he did against Asanoyama.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Is it just me or do the gyoji and shimpan give less than a ..... about both hands down before the tachiai this basho ?
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Hilarious. I can´t wait watching him "guaranteeing" a yusho on social media
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    My guess is he will resort to quickly move him around (spinning) with a grip on his mawashi, similar to how he handled Tochinoshin and other strong, heavy wrestlers.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    He seems to pick on certain rikishi - Tochiozan also was a frequent victim of his "I´m the boss" - antics (Nekodamashi, anybody ?).
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    I don´t know. To me he looked kind of overconfident today, and caught completely off-guard.
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    Kensho July 2020

    Given the long time this custom has been already around, I would have figured that had already happened once or twice - say, in 1957.
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    Favorite Yokozuna? Past And Present

    This is a trick question, isn´t it ?
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    Question About Forearms/Slaps

    I don´t know. However the last time I remember harite being used against a yokozuna (and I am sure I am missing here several instances) was by a promising young rikishi named Kisenosato, against Asashoryu. Needless to say - Asa was livid and gave him a thorough shove arrogantly "kneed" him into the chest after defeating him.
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    Oonokuni Discussion

    Add a third MK (4-7) in 1927. But Miyagiyama may have been an exception, him being an Osaka sumo Yokozuna.
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    My apologies
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Something completely different: Tokio 2021 - what are the odds of Hakuho carrying on ?
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    To lighten the gloomy mood of this ghost basho, the sight of a few daisies around the tawara would have been really nice.
  21. That tall, lanky guy looks promising.
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Dead body is called when a rikishi has absolutely no chance to turn the tables, usually when he is up in the air and on his way out of the ring, with no contact to his opponent. I cannot remember it being applied in a situation like that.
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Thanks a lot for this. I was really wondering if they were going out of their way.
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    In my gai-jin mind I was imagining, say, a Yankees star telling the media that an ongoing playoff series sucks, and the commissioner wondering what´s going on in the brain of the game´s best player ever. That wouldn´t go unanswered. It seems I am just discovering a cultural aspect I have missed thus far, many thanks. (BTW, I love love your epitaph )
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    My apologies if I am bothering you and others, but is it that the rikishi and the kyokai powers are a little less composed in their comments than usual ? I am really wondering.