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  1. Kaminariyuki

    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Ura in a three way playoff.
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Kinboshi to the sakura mawashi?
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Wow, I think we need a photo of that!
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Yes, he committed himself to the maneuver but it wasn't happening today.
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Not that I have any expertise, but his dhoyo-iri has looked really good to me, compared to the ceremony last month.
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    No kidding. I hope he can get some momentum going. Wakatakakage rather handed it to Takayasu, and Hoshoryu appears to be for real. At least when he's battling Shodai. I miss the Miyagino boys, but at least it's finally a basho. ...of sorts. All of the Hakuho detractors will probably be bored to tears by senshuraku, hardly having anything to complain about. OK, I don't really believe that and I reckon I'll just have to wait until November to see how Hokuseiho stacks up against the juryo crowd.
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    We'll see how they feel in a couple of weeks.
  8. Kaminariyuki

    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    A very serious disease. Who knew it could be this bad, though? He does not look like he's ready to gambarize in November.
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Several interesting storylines with Miyagino beya will have to wait until November. Houseiho will have a couple of more months to prepare for the seiktori ranks.
  10. Kaminariyuki

    Aki Basho 2021

    I'm not sure why Ura is included, since he was M-13 in the last basho, but I'm guessing that Benihana is trying to be as mysterious and enigmatic as the kyokai. Macaron - half red, half white
  11. Kaminariyuki

    New recruits for Aki 2021

    There must be somewhere but I cannot find it on any of the English sites I know, including the forum. It would be a good thread to add, possibly, for our next sumo forum yokozuna. Although anyone embracing such a challenge might find it difficult to get the retroactive bashos. It must exist in Japanese somewhere, though, already and those who read kanji could access the Japanese site if it exists. Have you tried the NSK site in Japanese?
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    Corona and sumo

    It will be amazing if we see any of the Miyagino boys this basho, IMO. And, I would think the latter 8-7 scenario would be fair. Essentially, a 4-3 the second week results in a marginal KK, and nobody is demoted. I may be missing something. Why do you think that would be unfair?
  13. Kaminariyuki

    Grand Sumo Breakdown - John Gunning Interview

    Well, everyone knows O-Moti-sama... He even has a symphony back up band now. When I've occasionally read tachiai or the comments on Chris Gould's YouTubes, I find myself ever so grateful for sumo forum. You folks entertain me, educate me and only rarely disappoint in a major way or absolutely piss me off.
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    Grand Sumo Breakdown - John Gunning Interview

    I should have added that I was glad to give them a go. Maybe in a different mood, I might be more receptive. My post also looks a little too honest. Folks appreciate all sorts of different angles and I often find myself outside the norm. It is not unusual that I find wildly popular televisions series to be completely unpalatable.
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    New kesho mawashi

    I still believe that all Japanese schoolchildren behave well, even though every one of the many school teachers I have met has told me otherwise. I concur on the principal's look, though. He appears to be the kind of guy who doesn't have to ask twice for silence.