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    Yusho or Rank?

    Does sitting down when one's opponent so much as glances at them take a toll on one's body?
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    Ex-Ozeki Corps November 2020 Version

    Poll must have gotten edited as I was able to vote "none of the above." I do agree that Terunofuji is the only one who has a shot at it, but I'm skeptical as to his ability to stay healthy enough. They're all banged up, but I think Takayasu can keep himself together long enough to outlast the rest. Barring a horrific injury or alien abduction, I'd be shocked if someone other than Kotoshogiku is first to retire.
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    Sumo’s newest Ozeki — Shodai Naoya

    Terunofuji -- yes, if he can stay healthy (which both recent and not-so recent history says he can't) Takanosho - If I had to pick a "next ozeki" it would be him, and he would thus be cursed forever to non-Ozekihood because that's how my predictions go so for his sake I won't say it. Takayasu - I don't see him getting the rank back. He may bounce in and out of lower sanyaku, but I'd be surprised to see him string together 3 successful enough basho to make an Ozeki return.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    An 8-7 that followed six consecutive MK basho. Unless his injuries heal significantly (and soon), the best I think he can hope for is to win enough that his slide down the banzuke continues to be a slow one. Obviously it's his life and his decision, but without much to look forward to it's understandable that many think he'd do well to walk away while he's still in the top division.
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    Aki Predictions (Only as ridiculous as you like)

    Ridiculous predictions are more my specialty, but I'll have a go at some real ones anyway: I'm predicting a makekoshi for Hoshoryu or maybe an 8-7. 9-6 is within the realm of possibility (but outside my prediction). I'd be surprised by anything above that. The yusho will go to one of "the usual non-yokozuna suspects," i.e. Asanoyama or Mitakeumi. I also expect a performance drop for Terunofuji, but I expected that before the last basho so he'll probably go undefeated this time.
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    Preparations of the Y/O- Aki 2020

    Only tangentially related, but we're also seeing what is (at least since I've started following sumo) a larger-than-usual number of smallish rikishi. One also wonders if the success of Enho, Terutsuyoshi, and so forth might lead to an increase in that area.
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    Preparations of the Y/O- Aki 2020

    Horse meat! Didn't you read what he said?!?!?
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    Ridiculous Predictions September Basho

    In a bout between Enho and Kaisei, Enho gets his head stuck in Kaisei's navel, but still somehow wins the match. An unprecedented and unseasonal snowfall occurs; Terutsuyoshi is called upon to salt the walkways around the arena. The Ghostbusters are called in by local authorities to repel what is feared to be the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man, but to everyone's embarrassment it is only Chiyomaru. Edited to add my most ridiculous prediction of all: I win all the sumo games I enter!
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    21 Aki 20, The Results

    1. A 2. B 3. A 4. B 5. A 6. B 7. B 8. B 9. A 10. B 11. A 12. A 13. A 14. A 15. B 16. B 17. B 18. A 19. B 20. B 21. A
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    Wait!! The weights!!

    The man is a sphere.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    One also wonders if he just ran out of steam. He was less mummified than he's been in ages (presumably due to the extra recovery time) but I wouldn't be surprised if his late decline was simply his not-a-spring-chicken-anymore body wearing out over the course of 15 bouts.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    They need to form a band by this name. I bet Kotoeko could play a mean guitar.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Never easy to judge the stoic post-match face of a rikishi, but to me Enho has been looking a bit frustrated at his opponents' ability to keep him at distance. If everyone can master that, it'll be tough sledding for him.
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    UDH July Basho 2020

    Twas not me, but with both Yokozuna in the later stages of their careers it's an understandable gamble. They'll either drop out early and score you mega points or they'll stay in and only lose a couple of times. High risk but high reward.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    "Did you see it?" "No, I thought you saw it!" "Did you?" "Shit, I was sleeping." "So... gumbaidori then?" "Yeah, whatever."
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    Tochiozan Retirement

    I'd say Chiyotairyu is a lock for that title, no?
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    Favorite Yokozuna? Past And Present

    I'm a more recent arrival to sumo fandom, but Harumafuji was my favorite until his retirement. He was sort of the "underdog Yokozuna" having Hakuho looming over him, and being smaller than most had to rely entirely on skill and technique. Drove me nuts that he was a bit of a kinboshi vending machine at times, but when he was on he was great. Just keep him away from the remote control.
  18. If we're performing necromancy on this thread, I demand that the title be changed to correct the spelling and grammar.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2020

    At 8-7 from J2, I do not count Chiyoshoma as a promotion possibility. I expect Takayasu to remain in Makuuchi; the recent precedent of Kotoyuki and Tomokaze to J1 from M3 makes me fairly certain that at his current M1 he should be safe. As to who's the unlucky sixth, your guess is as good as (or better than) mine, but I'll guess Tobizaru or Kotoeko would have to be the most likely to get stuck.
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    Goeido to Retire

    I must be out of the loop on this one, can you enlighten me? Google seems to think it's one of various soccer clubs.
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    Enho - predictions?

    I'd say that's preposterous and will never happen, but then a few weeks ago I would have said a 14-1 Tokushoryu yusho is preposterous and will never happen, so what do I know? We've clearly slipped into some sort of alternate sumo universe where anything is possible.
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    Abi and Wakamotoharu - SNS banned

    THIS will be what finally revives Myspace!
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    UDH Kyushu Basho 2019

    It's always a conundrum whether to take a Yokozuna in this game. Seems like either they go kyujo early and they're the best pick or they go 13-2 and you feel like a doofus for taking them.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2019

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    Takakeisho injury update

    The English article referred to it as a "strain." Not sure if that's an accurate translation or an accurate diagnosis, but if so the injury is not nearly as severe as one might fear. [For those less familiar with English, a "strain" is a relatively minor tear and in this case would be just the muscle, not the tendons. I'd wager he would (or at least should) still sit the next tournament, but it would be far less severe than the Kisenosato injury.]