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  1. since_94

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    RIP Olympic oji-san. I will miss seeing him. Dude was a straight up celebrity.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Indeed Tohinoshin’s victory was old school, and great to watch. Ichinojo is showing power sumo in a way I don’t recall seeing consistently from him in several years. Kakuryu took care of business, marching straight forward. The tachiai hit between Takakeisho and Chiyotairu shivered me timbers. Great bouts to watch today.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    The lack of injuries is indeed a welcome change from the norm. Although us talking about it is probably a jinx...
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Yes, his record completely belies the quality sumo he has been doing, not to mention his tenacity. He has been a joy to watch, even in defeat. Hope he can get some wins. The guy has become a rikishi I root for regularly, if not an outright favorite
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I would agree. It was beautiful to watch. Like two huge trees leaning on each other. Nishikigi well knew his resistance on the bales would make a punishing fall inevitable if he didn’t prevail, but he went for it because he is a warrior. Kudos also to Tochinoshin for his perseverance. So much heart in both those guys.
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    Abema TV all sumo live

    Day 3 stream cut out for me right after Goeido's win. Brutal.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Always a joy to see the arrogant Chiyoshoma get launched. Especially when drinking Kirin after work. Nice work, Kotoeko.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Ichinojo looked incredibly powerful. But it’s only day one. Hopefully he won’t run out of steam.
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    Abema TV all sumo live

    The Abema stream was very smooth and hi-res yesterday. I was impressed. Commentary and music for makuuchi was not overbearing. It was a relaxing and highly enjoyable afternoon on the sofa. The Ishiura and Enho victories were standouts.
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    Ura injured

    So hope he’ll make it all the way back up to where he belongs. I’ve been watching his fights lately and reminded of how electric he was in the ring. He really got the crowd going, win or lose, with his finishes
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    Preparations of the Y/O Haru 2019

    Feels strange with a basho imminent and no rampant speculation about Kisenosato’s health / state of preparedness and whether he’ll enter or sit out; no opining about his erstwhile worthiness for promotion / historical legacy / stature as a Yokozuna compared to his peers, etc. Feels like we’ve turned a page and entered a new era somehow. Am I the only one feeling wistful for the “good old days” when we had these preoccupations?
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    Day After pics overview Hatsu 2019

    I got to watch his victory parade. Long wait in the cold, but worth it.
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    PR for Haru 2019

    I wish Takakeisho would smile more often
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    Ceremonial dohyo-iri

    I’d be up for it. Lined up in the wee hours once for sumo tickets in sub zero and whipping winds and surely wished I’d I’d brought a sleeping bag
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    Ceremonial dohyo-iri

    I’m curious: are these dohyo-iri ceremonies at temples ticketed events or can spectators just watch for free?