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  1. neonbelly

    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    1. Physics-disabled Ichinojo... 2. Enho Baggins got a good start on his way up Mount Doom 3. Asanoyama! 4. Hakuho unreadable... he looked vulnerable against Abi, but sometimes he goes 15-0 while looking vulnerable. 5. Kakuryu is on pace for his trademark 10-win streak followed by an 0-5 collapse.
  2. neonbelly

    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Honorary mention.
  3. neonbelly

    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Low key I think he's the most handsome sekitori, too. Most defined features on a Japanese wrestler since Chiyonofuji.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    This one was more exciting with all the aforementioned drama, but I enjoyed the last one more. I first watched sumo in May 2016, and it was Hakuho's skill and cunning in that zensho yusho that made me a devotee. So there's something about seeing Hakuho light it up as spring is in the air that really boosts my spirits.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    I'm a little sour about the para-henka because I have a crush on Kakuryu, but I'm still happy for Tochinoshin.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    2001: Can jet fuel melt steel beams? 2019: Can Georgian heels disturb sand?
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Doctored image. Officer Jenny is a CIA asset. Google USS Liberty. EEEEEEEYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!
  8. neonbelly

    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    All in for Kakuryu. I was really hoping Tochinoshin would win today both for his own sake and to give Asanoyama a loss and Kakuryu a chance to pull ahead. Alas, the best laid plans of mice and men...
  9. neonbelly

    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Pfft, I've seen Harumafuji win yushos with dead ankles on all 15 days. Tochinoshin should be careful waving his dead knee around the tawara though.
  10. neonbelly

    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    If not by touching the sand, how could he be said to lose?
  11. neonbelly

    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Maybe if we all tweet this at Trump he can do something about it.
  12. neonbelly

    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Oh, sorry, did you beat me to the punch? I had to vent before catching up on the thread. UPDATE Sources are telling me that witnesses reported seeing a second Shimpan on a grassy knoll.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    In addition to red bumps we now have THE TOKYO SCREWJOB.
  14. neonbelly

    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Intuitively, I see things the same way. Enho and Tochinoshin were rocking and rolling right up to the threshold of their respective goals, then seemed to weaken in astonishment. However, I think sports fans in general put too much stock in the ordering of probabilistic outcomes. Tochinoshin is 9-3 after day 12, and the consecutive losses make him look shaky, but what if he lost on, say, days 3, 4, and 8? He'd have the same record and be in the same situation looking for his 10th win, but we'd probably come up with a narrative that said he had a hard start at 2-2, but then showed mental strength and determination in steaming his way to 9-3, and surely with a 10th win to come. Unless the change in performance is due to injury, losing on days 11 and 12 isn't any different from losing on whatever other days. 9-3 is a good spot to be in for him.