Yamanashi

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

    This artist reminds me of James Thurber. What a great sketch!
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    Longest gaps between rematches

    That's 143 basho! (not counting the you-know-what basho) I guess you need to have two super-oldster for that to even have a chance of happening! A short dive into his record shows a 19-year gap with Fujinokaze. That's the closest I can find. Cripes, just scrolling through his list of opponents in the db takes 30 seconds ...
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    "He's more machine now, than man ... except not twisted and evil."
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    At least all the ex-Ozeki are currently in Makuuchi ... so they got that going for them.
  5. I know, the whole thing is ridiculous, but let's try. *Remember, only ridiculous predictions, please. 1) After months of warnings, two Sandanme wrestlers refuse to get closer than 6 feet, thinking it's a trick. 2) Yobidashi are given metal dustpans to clean up the ring rust after each of the first day's bouts. 3) Several Jonokuchi rikishi accidentally wear their masks into the ring. Suddenly, NHK ratings triple in Mexico. 4) Kaisei barely makes it to the makuuchi dohyo-iri in time because, well, wink-wink nudge-nudge.
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    Ridiculous Predictions for Nagoya 2020

    Well, Hakuho's already practiced sprinting up the tunnel, so he'll know what to do after the Full Monty.
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    Sumo related ryokan

    Since I'm new to Sumo, it's interesting to see retired rikishi and try to get a feel for their historical era. Miyamoto-Bukozan-Takekabuto-Tsurugidake, who went intai in 2012, has had matches against current and recent rikishi Kaisei, Chiyonokuni, Akiseyama, Aoiyama, Arawashi, Gagamaru, Ikioi, Kitaharima, Sadanoumi, Shohozan, Sokokurai, Takarafuji, Takayasu, Tamawashi, Tochinoshin (and no doubt others); he also has a 2-0 record against Kisenosato. The strangest fact of all is that Miyamoto, wrestling as Tsurugidake, defeated Miyogiryu, who was then wrestling under his real name ... Miyamoto!
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Bo Jackson -- ya beat me to it! Hakuho really hates Endo; took the extra two steps to put him on the floor, then makes him wait while doing the double victory parade. With the implied threat "guess what's going to happen to you every bout as long as I'm here?"
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    Have a go at a Haiku!

    6 chances out of 41; let it ride!
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    Day 2 pics overview July 2020

    Ugh, what a haircut!
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    Sekitori Leaderboard Nagoya Basho 2020

    No, NSK just flattened the curve!
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    Asashoryu activities

    I'm out of reactions for the (Japanese?) day, but I like your idea.
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    Have a go at a Haiku!

    That's either an homage to The Prisoner or to the Moody Blues' "Threshold of a Dream". BTW, I expected you to get my "half-fast" reference, but in these troubled times ...
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    Bout-Length July 2020

    Tanmawashi: Yeah, Ikioi, how'd you like that tsukiotoshi, huh?!! Oh, you want another one, huh?!! Well, step right up! This won't take long ...
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    Another Sekitori Marriage

    Strange, I thought that was them in your avatar photo.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    ex-Ozeki: three (Teru, Giku, Toch) out of four (Takayasu). Takayasu looked small and confused; sad.
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    Ridiculous Predictions for Nagoya 2020

    Check the title of the basho on the db.
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    Enho - predictions?

    Shoot, the media says everybody's so rested and positive about gambarizing and stuff, I think every Makuuchi rikishi will be 9-6: a 42-way playoff! (Sorry, better move this to Ridiculous Predictions)
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Forget it, Moti, it's Chinatown ...
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    Ridiculous Predictions for Nagoya 2020

    Not.Ridiculous.Enough.
  21. @Jakusotsu, I ran out of reactions for today, but that's a definite like for me.
  22. I think the Woody Allen movie "Sleepers" will be considered a documentary in 100 years.
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    Have a go at a Haiku!

    Will July Sumo Be slow or fast? I'm afraid It will be half-fast.
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    Another Sekitori Marriage

    Thanks for the correction. I bet he and his wife are still kawaii.
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    Asashoryu activities

    I've always laughed about Takanohana being placed in Japan-Japanese discussion, as if he had more hinkaku than those other Yokozuna.