Yamanashi

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    Can you ID this Yokozona?

    1) Can you identify this Yokozuna? 2) I am the Yokozuna 3) The Yokozuna is Tanikaze Kajinosuke ergo, 4) You are Tanikaze Kajinosuke. This must be the most profound thread I've ever encountered on this Forum.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    " ... or words to that effect."
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    Girls in Sumo

    It was a surprisingly good article (condescension button turned way down for a change). Also posted on the regular topic thread: Articles by Forum ...
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    What a freakin' weird day! Sadanoumi "Kotoshogiku"s Kotoshogiku, Mitakeumi "Endo"s Endo, and Tochinoshin "Asanoyama"s Asanoyama. Also a little sad: getting to the end of the highlight reel and saying to myself, "Hey, there's one bout left. Who hasn't wrestled yet? Oh, it's Goeido and somebody. Yeah ... " Such a let-down feeling without a Yokozuna or a compelling match at the end.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    But Tamawashi wasn't a Yokozuna or Ozeki. And he wasn't up for Ozeki after a 5-10 at Sekiwake.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Please understand, I'm just some guy, but if #1 happens, I can't see #2 as long as #3 is available. There is precedent for a YO rank; #2 doesn't seem like anything the NSK would want to do (or has done): 1) Asanoyama's 10-5 (at M2) in Aki was a five-way tie for third in a honbasho with both Y's and an O out of action. 2) His 11-4 J at Kyushu was much more impressive, but again a Yokozuna and an Ozeki were out. I don't think an 11-4 with both Y's gone and only one successful Ozeki is worthy of elevation, since even then he would have only 32. For comparison, Takakeisho had 33 wins , all in Sanyaku, including a Yusho and a Jun-Yusho, and they told him " ya need a little more seasoning, kid." So even if Asanoyama wins out (12-3) he'd need to Yusho to even have a chance at promotion. [IMHO]
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    To contrast our Y/O injury-palooza this basho-- I happened across the banzuke for Kyushu 2000 (Akebono's last Yusho). With three Yokozunae and five Ozeki, the results: Y Akebono 14-1 Y Y Takanohana 11-4 Y Musashimaru 11-4 O Kaio 11-4 O Chiyotaikai 9-6 O Dejima 9-6 O Miyabiyama 9-6 O Musoyama 9-6 [Of course, because of the "Conservation of Wins" law, the rest of Sanyaku and the Maegashira joi took it in the shorts!] P.S. Akebono sat out the next basho w/ injuries, then retired.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    To me it appeared that the cunning Endo had a plan: "when he comes up with those outstretched arms, I'll grab one of them, step to the side, and pull him out." It might have worked, if Abi weren't coming like a freight train behind it and knocking Endo over before he could get out of the way.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Three surprising (positive) performances for me on day 7: 1) Kaisei always gets forced into a high posture and gets marched out. Today he kept working and actually touched down second on the throw. 2) Onoshou: Secret Yotsu Warrior! 3) Goiedo: I don't know that I've seen him mix it up like that very often. Maybe he has a Kadoban mode?
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    Ishiura keiko violence - the next scandal

    This thread soon to be changed to "Ishiura keiko violence - the previous scandal"
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    "So my buddy told me that Mongolians were taking over Sumo, and I checked the standings today. Tamawashi, Azumaryu, Kiribayama, barely breaking even. And two other guys were 1-3 and quit! I don't think there's anything to worry about."
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    Fukurou memorial kyujo rikishi list - Hatsu 2020

    Hey, hey, save that stuff for the "Ridiculous predictions ... " thread. Well, maybe not so ridiculous.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Shohozan: I'm going to punch your face into a bloody pulp! Tsurugisho: Does it look like you're the first? Does it look like I care?
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Speaking words in Japanese, Let it Be ...
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Tokyo Disneyland -- now featuring the Sky Crane!
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I know what you mean; it's one of those weird statistical tricks: depending on who kyujos during the basho, an M2 often meets a tougher schedule than a Sanyaku rikishi. Case in point, Aki 2019: just adding ranks, Asanoyama's 10-5 record was earned against a tougher schedule than K1 Abi's 9-6 (and Abi got a fusen win against Hakuho).
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    Hello from WA!

    Welcome to you! Please add your insights to our Forum.
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    Day 3 pics overview Hatsu 2020

    Also, seasoned hams!
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    My calculations suggest that he'll be taking home an extra 1.7M Yen per year (or ~$15,000 US). Easy money, once you can do it! [Warning: please check my faulty Globetrotter algebra if needed]
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I think Hakuho was mad at himself and mad at Endo ... and then more so after he saw the picture with the tongue rolling.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    https://giphy.com/gifs/1ffOwHDZehVb6JlRid/html5
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    It looks like the dreaded "cupping". An ancient healing art, but not many modern medical societies will vouch for it.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I'm slowly learning to take this stuff with a grain of salt. It seems that a lot of American athletes downtalk and say things like "just taking it day by day". But if I heard Kakuryu say "Yeah, I'm just trying to stay healthy and hang in there each basho, staying within myself, etc. etc." I would assume that his remarks were mistranslated. If not, he'd probably get a strongly worded Boomer-gram from the YDC.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Kakuryu's foot clearly slips out first; a rare unforced error.
  25. 1) Hakuho vs. Endo: Hakuho slaps, gouges, then gives Endo a Dutch Rub in his victory. There is some criticism, but ex-Kitanofuji says, "Grow up you snowflakes! If you can't counter that stuff you should go practice ballet!" 2) Takayasu vs. Shodai: Desperate at the bales, Shodai reaches out to make a throw and accidentally rips out a hunk of chest hair. Takayasu immediately collapses. Shodai becomes the champion of WWE fans, who start a viral campaign to let Shodai wear a mask in the Haru basho. 3) Yutakayama vs. Okinoumi: after a confusing belt battle that careens across the dohyo, both rikishi go out at the same time. The confused gyoji tells the mono-ii "I think boob guy went out first."