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  1. yutarotanaka

    Match of the Basho - Kyushu 2018 Submissions Open

    OK. So I'm officially naming the Shaqtin' A Fool version of sumo "Nokotta-in' A Fool" The question now is what hashtag to use when pointing out bad sumo play. #nokottain or #nokottin Vote now! :D
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    Match of the Basho - Kyushu 2018 Submissions Open

    If there was a Shaqtin' a fool version of sumo, this match ought to be the top match of the year and the gyoji the Shaqtin' MVP of the year. This match was soo f***ed up it was ridiculous. Matta called by the head judge and the gyoji still continued the match "Nokotta-ing" for a whopping 8 seconds as the judge had his hand up in right front of the him. 8 freaking seconds! Either the gyoji did not see or chose to ignore it. Either way, bad look on him. This ain't American football wherein even if a flag is called you still continue play. The 2nd matta called by the gyoji was terrible. There was nothing wrong with their tachiai. And he missed the step out of Tochinoshin because he was out of position to see what was going on critical side of the match. And apparently, if Ross Mihara's explanation in the commentary (which was also a sumo Shaqtin MVP nominee if you ask me) is to be believed, the gyoji, after seeing Tochinoshin 'win' by Yokiri pointed his paddle to Shohozan's side. One of the replays confirm this. It's like was the gyoji drunk or high? So many bad calls in a match. Terrible. Just terrible.
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Takayasu is kind of running in the same trajectory as his heyamate senpai Kisenosato. This year he had many runner-up finishes. Maybe next year he can string up the needed wins to finally capture that elusive yusho cup. All the best to him. Congrats to Takakeisho!
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    Abema TV sumo 2018 all basho live

    Oh no... No more "It's time... Dr. Takasu" :,(
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Yago making a statement that he probably should be in the top division spot where Chiyomaru is after deafeating the round one in today's first makuunuchi match of Day 1.
  6. The writer clearly did not do enough research about the other Filipinos/half Filipinos in sumo. The article mentioned Masunoyama at the first paragraph but completely forgot about him in the rest of the article. And the writer did not even get to Kotokuzan who is higher in rank compared to Masunoyama. Kotokuzan has recently been climbing up the Makushita ranks and enters Kyushu 2018 at his highest rank of East Makushita 11. Masunoyama, whose last stint at the top division was four years ago, has since been fading away lower and lower the banzuke because of injuries but managed a good Aki basho and is now at East Sandame 18.
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    New measures announced to combat violence

    This is too general. Specifics are needed to be outlined so that the criteria is clear and punishments for infractions can be dealt with fairly to all. This is just some vague guidelines that is nothing more than lip service to the media and sumo enthusiasts so the Sumo Association can say they did something about the issue. They need to follow this up with more concrete steps.
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    Dohyo and Injuries

    OMG! See! See! I told you they do it from time to time! https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/tv/sumo/tournament/201809/live_2.html
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    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I'm guessing no. That would be too sudden a promotion for Mitakeumi considering he's just now able to produce double digits in the sanyaku level. A solid 11 or 12 wins next basho should be enough for Ozeki consideration if he wins the 2018 Nagoya basho.
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    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    You mean this guys? https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZaJDkLRvXHJJH8mf9
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    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Abi kinboshi!!! Kakuryu drops two in a row against rank and file wrestlers.
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    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Ikioi kinboshi!!! Kakuryu was depressed by Hakuho's kyujo hence his heart wasn't in the match today...
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    Abema TV sumo 2018 all basho live

    Updates on some of the graphics packages of selected wrestlers. Onosho - https://photos.app.goo.gl/phYY3dCFnfY7ndHQ9 Takayasu - https://photos.app.goo.gl/vi79637JuoTJP0ne2 Ishiura - https://photos.app.goo.gl/f7GMfDr8C0GDaMyw1 Takakeisho - https://photos.app.goo.gl/bHoLBTufiCaSUtli1 And for those of you who watch Abema TV live sumo often, What does the button/graphics that appear near the lower right side of the screen sometimes during advertisements or matches? Any idea what it does/say/mean? I just keep pressing it as I'm scared if I don't, the streaming would stop. Haha. https://photos.app.goo.gl/ttPEy4wyakRZ9aAr8
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Shodai gets to ride shotgun with Kakuryu in the parade car today.Just a quick question: I'm just curious who gets to determine who gets to ride with the yusho winner in the parade car? Are there special rules to facilitate this or special connection that the two should have like being in the same heya, a certain rank, besties etc. or is it just who ever raises their hands first and yell "Me! Me! Me!" when asked who wants to ride with the yusho winner gets picked for the honor?
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    Abema TV sumo 2018 all basho live

    I remember last basho that Abema TV had a video on demand (VOD) for their sumo coverage. Do they still have those? I can't seem to find it on their sumo page. Anybody know the link it there is one? EDIT: Nevermind... I think I found it.