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  1. Kaninoyama

    July basho?

    Another record high today--upwards of 250 infections.
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    Corona and sumo

    And again today.
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    Another Sekitori Marriage

    Shiko Master Abi has gotten married. The bride is a woman in her 20s. They had been dating for three years prior to the marriage.
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    The History of the Best Rikishi of All Times (Video)

    That was fantastic. What an elegant view of sumo history. Thank you.
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    Favorite Yokozuna? Past And Present

    Had no idea about this. What an incredible record.
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    Favorite Yokozuna? Past And Present

    Favorite from when I first began watching sumo: Takanohana. He, along with Waka, ushered in the Waka-Taka sumo boom, and, along with the Hawaiian duo, it was an exciting time to be introduced to sumo. Favorite I never got to see: Asashoryu. The stretch of years he was dominant coincided with a stretch of years during which I had no access to sumo. But every time I see footage of him, I regret that I didn't get to follow him during his active years. Favorite of the most recent era: Kisenosato. Was never a fan during his earlier career, but to finally break through after so many heartbreaking failed attempts to become the first Japanese-born Yokozuna in a decade, and then the tragically heroic way he won his second yusho and destroyed his career in the process, and finally, his transformation from bland, stoic warrior to entertaining personality...what can I say, the guy won me over. Special mention: Kitanofuji For his entertaining sumo commentary.
  7. R.I.P. So yeah, I guess canceling Natsu Basho was the right call.
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    Oonokuni Discussion

    Biggest weakness: an insatiable sweet tooth. His nickname is "Sweets Oyakata"
  9. Kaninoyama

    Hakuho Weight Training

    I love the Mongolian grunge music in the background of the first video.
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    Another Sekitori Marriage

    Indeed, a walk into any izakaya after work hours will confirm this is to be true.
  11. Kaninoyama

    Another Sekitori Marriage

    He still regularly dons the mawashi and spars with Takayasu--usually still getting the better of the former Ozeki despite being retired.
  12. Kaninoyama

    Another Sekitori Marriage

    Should we call it "Cougar King"?
  13. Kaninoyama

    Another Sekitori Marriage

    Indeed, it sounds like things are far from stable at the Tagonoura stable.
  14. Kaninoyama

    Another Sekitori Marriage

    Not at all unattractive to my eyes (Okamisan, not Oyakata). On another note, has it really already been three years since Kisenosato was promoted to Yokozuna?
  15. Kaninoyama

    Another Sekitori Marriage

    Got it. For some reason I thought you were referring to the Oyakata.