Gospodin

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  1. Wow. Missed a few months. I can imagine how seven-year Cicadas would feel. You vanish in 2016 and...
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    Top 10 Sumo Records Kyushu 2023

    I will never forget his expression after his loss to Ura. A mixture of disbelief and embarrassment.
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    Kyushu 2023 discussion (results)

    Those many head collisions at the tachiai seem beginning to show.
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    Aki 2023 discussion (results)

    Sure I know it. I have just never heard it in such a context. Totally misplaced, sorry.
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    Aki 2023 discussion (results)

    Jesus Christ and all Saints - what a warped analogy !
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    Aki 2023 discussion (results)

    The only thing that means is he will need a second yusho to be promoted. Which he will not get.
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    Aki 2023 discussion (results)

    It must have been a long time since none of the Chiyo gang was in Makuuchi.
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    Aki 2023 discussion (results)

    Perhaps his streak is keeping him in ?
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    Aki 2023 discussion (results)

    Ugh. That coconut crack tachiai sapped Takayasu of all his strength.
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    Akiseyama Intai

    He suffered that injury on day 3 and all his subsequent opponents went after his jaw until him going kyujo on day 9. Though understandable, watching this remains one my low points since I started following sumo.
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    Newer Ozeki Kotonowaka?

    Kotonowaka does not ozeki sumo. Not a single one-minute standoff followed by a uwatenage win in his entire career. I am sure Satodagake views him as a failure and disgrace to the shikona.
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    What makes a great ozeki?

    It´s interesting how the perception of Goeido has changed over the years. After all, as those who were around then might remember, the term Ozekiwake was coined here for him, for supposedly being better than Sekiwake, but not performing to Ozeki standards.
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    Nagoya 2023 discussion (results)

    Well, there is precedent...
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    Nagoya 2023 discussion (results)

    I am wondering if Hoshoryu will change his shikona.
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    Nagoya 2023 discussion (results)

    A Ozeki going kyujo twice ? I don´t think that will happen.
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    Nagoya 2023 discussion (results)

    Seems like I have written off Tamawashi too early...he got his second, ah, twenty second wind.
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    Natsu 2023 discussion (results)

    Oh the days...Big Mac was far more original and entertaining. The imagination of him going after ther gyoji ("You can´t be serios !") made me laugh. Thanks for that, made my day !
  18. Hi Morty, I didn´t want to deviate from the basho thread further, but regarding Teddy Ballgame, it´s not that he didn´t play ball for three years. For instance, in 1945 he played in an eight team Navy League at Pearl Harbour, that included many of the best players of his era, e.g. Joe D and Stan Musial.

    Great discussion, tho, thanks !

    Kind regards, Roland

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    Natsu 2023 discussion (results)

    Jumping up to buy time when the opponent is falling is done all the, well, time. I don´t get this one. But they have called stranger things.
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    Natsu 2023 discussion (results)

    Takakeisho´s left haymaker didn´t work out twice. That´s impressive from Wakamotoharu.
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    Natsu 2023 discussion (results)

    Sure, but while on his way out he gave Kotonowaka the perhaps deciding slap to go down first. I don´t like the call, but with ambiguity of dead body...well, one could make an argument for it. In any case it was kind of a "suicide move"
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    Natsu 2023 discussion (results)

    They just don´t like those gimmicks. Dad probably said just that (if he´s on duty today)
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    Natsu 2023 discussion (results)

    No idea what they were thinking. A dead body doesn´t slap his opponent down.
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    Natsu 2023 discussion (results)

    Ura...that move strikingly resembled Kyokushūzan.
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    Natsu 2023 discussion (results)

    Not sure what´s going on with Abi. He obviously doesn´t have his usual power behind his thrusts.