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  1. Taikoubana

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Wow. Could've sworn Azumaryu's knee touched before Enho's butt hit the ground. Seriously looks that way from every angle, unless I'm missing something.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Looks like Mita's finally finding the pep in his step again. If that spirit lasts through the second half of the basho I'll be surprised, but pleasantly so.
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    Yoshikaze situation

    Watching this basho just hasn't felt right since hearing the news, and it seems like it won't feel right for a very long time. Over all the other veterans and up-and-comers, Yoshi has remained my favorite, for his spirited sumo and extremely likeable personality. He was a constant bright presence in the sumo world and I can't remember a time I felt underwhelmed watching him step off the dohyo. I'm consoled by the thought of him in one of those swanky blue blazers, watching guard over the hanamichi. Here's to hoping he finds his place in the kyokai. Otsukaresamadeshita!
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Wow, Enho. Just wow. Has a butt ever come that close to the clay without touching before?
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Uh oh, Hakuho! Not a good start. Last time he lost on day 1 was Haru basho 2017, and he withdrew a few days after that.
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    Class Dismissed Aki 2019

    Have a good basho, everyone! Main Team: Mitakeumi Asanoyama Tomokaze Chiyotairyu Tobizaru Ichiyamamoto Kizakiumi Shiba Hokutoyo Hatooka Terasawa Tsushimanada Tokisakae Sakurai Motobayashi Alternates: Takarafuji Midorifuji Tiebreakers: Shimanoumi Nishikifuji
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    Bilingual/Trilingual Rikishi?

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    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    What is Hanakaze made of? Or more importantly, what inspires him to keep going despite never breaking through sandanme? Especially considering his career high was 16 years ago.
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    Ichinojou-Enhou in high school

    Same year, different match:
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    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    A shame. It would've been nice for him to retire of his own accord and not due to his legs giving out like that in front of a crowd. His expression was heartbreaking. A bad end to a great career, but hopefully the injury can be treated, and he can live a comfortable post-retirement life. Sad to see him go, but man, what a legend.
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    Class Dismissed Nagoya 2019

    Main Team: Mitakeumi Hokutofuji Endo Shodai Tomokaze Yago Tobizaru Ichiyamamoto Kizakiumi Nishikifuji Tamaki Shiba Terasawa Kawamoto Shiraishi Alternates: Shohozan Midorifuji Tiebreakers: Myogiryu Omoto
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    Preparations of the Y/O- Nagoya 2019

    Considering all the injuries and ailments involved in sumo, "just tired" almost sounds like a good thing.
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    Training pics overview June 2019

    He could be photoshopped into so many fun places with that pose.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    I don't have the source on me, but hasn't Yoshikaze said before that a win for Tomokaze is more important to him than a win for himself?
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Aminishiki. That man never quits. I somehow wouldn't be surprised if he's still active this time next year, at the rate he's going.