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  1. dada78641

    Trivia bits

    Interesting that he went Mz again just one basho. As I understand it, that's just one's entry into sumo where you get recruited by a stable. So I guess you need to go through that again if you go Bg, even if you're already part of a stable?
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    If you mean against Ichinojo, I think he went as far back as Ishiura did (right up to the first row of box seats) but the camera didn't get a shot of exactly how far he went. First shot was when he was already walking back. If you mean his match against Chiyonokuni he didn't go quite as far. Also, yes, I was definitely thinking of Kotoyuki being the Bento Yokozuna
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    I propose that Sumo Forum makes a new award for each basho, called the Sent To Get Bento Award (or just the Bento Award?). Given out to the rikishi sent the furthest into the audience as a result of being shoved out. The first award should go to Ishiura after his trip today, I think. Unless someone remembers a better one. Tobizaru also got sent pretty far. Also, for purposes of posterity, the two players in this basho's big finale: And Takakeisho's second tournament victory:
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    Beautiful Enho-like sumo in Enho's match today. It's just unfortunate it came from Terutsuyoshi instead of Enho.
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    Really glad to see such good belt sumo from Hokutofuji, today and yesterday too.
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    Gagamaru retired

    RIP (retire in peace) to the human cannonball.
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    You can really think of both styles (connected and non-connected strokes) as equally "correct". It's kind of like serifs/sans serifs in Latin fonts. If you go to a Japanese language school where they'll mark your whole kanji as incorrect if you make just one tiny minuscule mistake somewhere, they'll none the less be perfectly fine with either style in your handwriting. Modern fonts mostly use the connected style. Just because Wikipedia shows one particular style doesn't mean that's necessarily the "correct" way or the only way. In handwriting people usually write them non-connected. In calligraphy (the font in that image mimics a particular calligraphy style), when using a thick brush, two strokes that are close together (like the two り strokes) tend to be connected more commonly. The き strokes are actually a bit further away from each other and the bottom left hook stroke is actually quite small. Sorry for this aside, now back to our regular programming...
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    The NHK showed a list of kimarite rankings: Obviously, no surprises as to which three made it to the top. Would be way more interesting to see a top 20. The big salt throw, seen from afar: Quite a lot of people in the audience this basho. They're still not allowed to do anything but clap, I guess, though. Tochinoshin vs Endo: "Hang on, I see someone on the front row who owes me money." He flew a pretty big distance: You can feel the guy he almost bumped into thinking "情けねぇ..."
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    Kotoshogiku retires

    Kotoshogiku was always right at the top of my list of wrestlers I'd like to meet. In everything I've ever seen of him he just seems like such a cool and laid back guy. There's some fun videos of him training online too: 琴奨菊関、お疲れ様でした!
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    Kotoshogiku retires

    RIP (retire in peace) to a real one.
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    More like bum shaking time (booty shaking time?) but yes, that's close enough
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    Ridiculous Predictions November 2020 basho

    Ichinojo goes beast mode and beats Kaisei using shumoku-zori (bell hammer backwards body drop), which splits the dohyo clean in half the moment Kaisei's body touches down.
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    Nokozuna again?

    Yeah, I don't disagree with this at all. There's no perfect solution. There should really be a yokozuna there for the up-and-coming wrestlers to take shots at, and if you win a tournament without one on the banzuke people will always be saying "he might not have won it had a yokozuna been there", which is a bit of a downer. It's a shame, but I just think allowing them time off and not forcing them into tournaments where they're just going to perform poorly and possibly injure themselves further is the less bad solution in the long run.
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    Nokozuna again?

    Am I the only one who's just not bothered one bit by a yokozuna taking multiple basho off? Let them do it. I wish there was a better solution for wrestlers without the privilege of doing so since a lot are being forced into destroying their bodies and shortening their careers. The last three basho Kakuryu fought to a finish, he came in second twice and won once. He's still a true yokozuna if his body is in decent shape. If we can get some more good tournaments from him in exchange for him taking some time off, I say that's fine!