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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Anyone who's spent enough time at a bodybuilding gym knows what they are. Those marks are scar tissue from injecting (slang "pinning") PEDs. The glutes and inner thigh are popular sites for this. I presume those square plasters are covering some of the fresher ones. There is a very good photo of a former Mr Olympia about to go on stage with a backside that looks identical to Tochinoshin's, but it's eluding me at the moment... (For the record I have no problem with an informed consenting adult using PEDs, and I am not attacking Tochinoshin. There are many PEDs that do not require pinning, too.)
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Cruella De Vil came to my mind
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2019

    " My life as a sumotori is a joyless exercise in futility." paraphrasing Robert Fripp
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I was born, raised, and lived most of my life in Newcastle until recently coming to Canada to work. I've been confusing the locals with my mealtime terminology ever since.
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    In my neck of the woods (the North East of England) dinner means lunch, and tea means the evening meal.
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    T_T Potential heartbreak for Mitakeumi T_T I really hope that it's not that bad, but it really didn't look good either...
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    Acceptable Ozeki Record?

    Thanks so much!
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    Acceptable Ozeki Record?

    I apologise for sneaking this question in here, but the topic of this thread reminded me: there is a term for an ozeki who does not perform well during their time at the rank, and is considered to not to be fully deserving of the rank. I have forgotten it - could somebody remind me?
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    In my limited experience the dead body rule seems to be the least consistently applied rule (or at least the most impenetrable to understanding). However, it has at least been applied consistently in the final bouts of day 3 and day 4. Kakuryu lost because of it, and Hakuho won. Is it a coincidence that both uses appeared in the final bout of the day?
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    Kisenosato intai

    It was a freak accident that caused the injury. And the fact that he came back the next day, with one arm tied behind his back, and won two in a row against Terunofuji to clinch his back to back yusho is the stuff of legend: "I would rather be ashes than dust". The decision not to undergo surgery to fix the tear was very bad though, and the rest of the "healing naturally" nonsense...
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    With his loss today, Kisenosato is on the ropes (no pun intended). How many losses do people think he can suffer before he has to go? Three and he's out? Five? More? It's very sad to see him this way. While his footwork is still there, I think, he has no strength in his upper body at all. He can't defend his belt or other attacks. I think he has checked out mentally. (I apologise if there is another thread discussing this issue elsewhere.)
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    Mbovo's channel on Twitch

    Thanks so much Mbovo!
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS] The most minimal bow I can think of at the moment
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    Hello everyone from NE England

    Hi! Checking in from Newcastle :) I know how you feel about the lack of people to talk to! Good job this forum is here.
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    Tochinoshin Ozeki Promotion News

    Not to be a shit-stirrer, but I am ignorant of the the two times he was screwed over, and of how his oyakata treated him. I would love to be enlightened.