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  1. neonbelly

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Hakuho looking large and in charge. God bless Terunofuji. Shame about Kakuryu.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Don't underestimate the "bag of tricks" of a veteran grappler. Watching Hakuho bite down for a linear yorikiri in 2009 might look more impressive than a leg wrap in 2019, but it's not necessarily a regression. He's having to break some unwritten sumo rules (face slaps, mattas, etc), but I don't see any clay on him.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Everyone is free to do it.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    If this was scored as a win for Ura, guys would be shooting single legs and double legs all day in Sumo. The fact that you never see guys shoot on the legs in sumo ("leg pulls" are different) suggests that losing in such a way when using such a technique is conventional.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Alright, we're at that part of the tournament where Hakuho will matta twice before every match.
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    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.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Honorary mention.
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    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!
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    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...
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    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.