Yamanashi

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    Retirees after Natsu 2018

    Frankly, the suit and shirt, too.
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    2018 Natsu - Kimarite Statistics

    Hokutoiwami's chongake: his heel down first?
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    My response was to Eikokurai and his series of posts.
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    A: “How do you expect to win against a mawashi-loosening, henka-cheating joke-azuna!” B: “That’s typical coming from a bunch of half-Russian thugs who wouldn’t understand the meaning of a yokozuna’s hinkaku or understand the subtleties of this most Nihong of sports.” C: “Er, Kakuryu’s Mongolian.” A, B: (heads explode)
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    I don't know if this question has been answered already, but what happened between Haru and Natsu 1967? Apparently, the bottom of Sandanme got demoted to Jonidan, independent of their records! In particular, Onomatsu at Sd79 went 4-3, then was Jd2 in Natsu; Sawada (Washinomine) went 6-1 at Sd105, and went to Jd6. Was it because Makushita contracted?
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    Wakaichiro from Texas

    https://tachiai.org/category/wakaichiro-若一郎/ [Pardon me if the site is blocked by the forum for some reason, but I assumed everyone at this forum followed that site]
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    Wakaichiro from Texas

    tachiai.org
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    Kabu Question

    And recent history shows that an about-to-retire foreigner starts the citizenship process while still an active rikishi. Then all the papers and commentators say "well, he's going to become an oyakata."
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Let's see if I can post Zeus ( I hit the dang Kb limit last time). Zeus [Nope, now I only have 41 Kb! Oh, well, maybe later]
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    Lower-division Torikumi Natsu Basho 2018

    Not so fast. According to the db, several rikishi have come off their sickbeds to beat Hatto and get a 1-0-6.
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Tochinoshin has looked more and more intense the last year. With his Georgian face, he reminds me of one of those Greek heroes/gods; I just can't decide whether it's Achilles or Zeus. Achilles
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    Videos Natsu 2018 - Days 1-15

    I think you're worried that every match of every basho from now on will have frreaky fades and psychedelic dissolves. I don't think so. He's found a new toy and is feeling the giddy joy of the artist. I trust his sense of taste: every basho we get Font Day, and going forward there will probably be a Crazy Blend Day (or whatever). To overdo it would dull the surprise and kill the fun. And I expect that if he disagrees with this analysis, I'll get the Flaming Skewer!
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    You may be right; I saw at least three other instances of The Lift (or at least attempts at it) in the last couple of days. For rikishi who make a living on yorikiri and get sick and tired of being spun out just as they get to the straw bales (Kaisei and Kotooshu come to mind), the concept of "taking out the trash" must be exhilarating. The problem is that you have to be freakishly strong in the upper body, and have the gut size to pivot your opponent off his feet while moving forward. If it can be done by only one or two men, it might cause "controversy" like the dunk shot in basketball. The crowd, however, seems to love it.
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    Videos Natsu 2018 - Days 1-15

    The yokozunae are starting to scare me a little bit; sometimes they look like washed-up pitcher Eddie Harris in Major League.
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    To me, maybe Hattorizakura is part of an important Sumo research project, trying to answer the question "Can an active rikishi become banzuke-gai?"
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    So, two out of three?
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    Videos Natsu 2018 - Days 1-15

    1) Bravo Kintamayama! Your dedication to perfection is impressive. 2) After the scene blend entering the Ikioi bout, I had to lie down for awhile with a cold towel over my face.
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I was struck by that overhead view, too. Hakuho grabbed the mawashi with his left hand and with his right pushed on Chiyotairu's chest, rotating him just enough so Chio was sideways to him, then rode him out.
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Sorry, I should have specified, just the kinboshi.
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    So, assuming Abi, at 24, has 10 more years in sumo, that win over Hakuho will generate a total of about $22 000 (if the published numbers are up-to-date). Is that math correct?
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    Videos Natsu 2018 - Days 1-15

    Font Day! Yay!
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    Videos Natsu 2018 - Days 1-15

    Nah, he's a mild-mannered bespectacled guy with an incredible athletic past. Clark Kent.
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    New recruits for Natsu 2018

    15 years old: Kenta (last name unknown), a hit with the rikishi in Narutobeya, as seen on several of their twitter posts; now with his own account https://twitter.com/K6LjzFw296jhSMz
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    Videos Natsu 2018 - Days 1-15

    ... not counting the gyoji
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    Have a go at a Haiku!

    Tochinoshin's foe: "Please don't let the audience See my wiggling toes!"