Yamanashi

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  1. Yamanashi

    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    My impression, too. Again, Shodai learns nothing.
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    Videos Natsu Basho 2024 - Days 1-15

    Interestingly, most American Football stadiums run North/South so that neither side will have the sun in their eyes (I don't know about football/soccer stadiums, but everyone else does). A running back that goes straight up the field (instead of running sideways to get around the end of the line) is called a "north-south" runner. So, Hiro's term didn't sound strange to me; but dohyo's are different, aren't they?
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    Kyujo Updates - 2024 Natsu

    https://tenor.com/view/it-was-a-pun-monty-python-banter-it-was-a-joke-bad-joke-gif-17007760
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    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    This remains to be seen. Mitakeumi was demoted because of injury/health. Shodai: who knows? We'll probably find out what Kirishima's issues are before the next basho.
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    Videos Natsu Basho 2024 - Days 1-15

    I got an "on the way" note from UPS (United Parcel Service), with an ETA of May 21. Who's got the copyright of that picture – NHK?
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    Kotoeko intai. Now Oguruma-oyakata

    Good for him! He always punched above his weight; a real "lunch bucket" kind of guy.
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    Videos Natsu Basho 2024 - Days 1-15

    Because of my deep appreciation, I'm offering this advice for free: you need to use this phrase, except "Hello Moti!"
  8. Yamanashi

    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    "Don't step on my contacts!"
  9. All but one member of Sanyaku loses on day 1. Sorry, not ridiculous enough. (H/T @Akinomaki)
  10. Yamanashi

    Narutobeya happenings

    Day 5: Oshozan, Naruto's first deshi and at 24 a vet of 49 basho, won his first two bouts and for his third bout entered the Darwinian cut-down. His opponent was 2-0 Anhibiki from Ajigawa, 13-3 in his fourth basho and Jonokuchi Yusho winner. After being sent back to the tawara, Oshozan began a barrage of shoving and knocked Anhibiki on his butt for an oshitaoshi (or maybe an assitori?)
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    Ex-Rikishi actors

    Like 蠅の王.
  12. Yamanashi

    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    Mitakeumi blasted away, then got pushed and lumbered around like a drunk, then took hold of Meisei's mawashi and outmuscled him off the dohyo. Clearly, this was Mitakeumi's homage to his buddy Takayasu.
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    Retirements after Natsu 2024

    Matsuda: Honestly, after 11 years at sub-Sekitori level he looks great! Apparently he never got above 120 kg, which helps (though maybe at the expense of his Sumo rank).
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    Videos Natsu Basho 2024 - Days 1-15

    I almost never use Rumble, however be aware of this: The bad thing about Rumble is they don't kick out accounts that you consider to be dangerous lunatics. The good thing about Rumble is they won't kick out your account when someone else considers you to be a dangerous lunatic.
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    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    Watching the Hoshoryu-Hiradoumi-Shinosuke pas de trois reminds me that "if you want to post something on Ridiculous Predictions, it's got to be even more ridiculous than that."
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    Videos Natsu Basho 2024 - Days 1-15

    1) Likewise, I ordered a mug. 2) Hey, where's the SumoForum coupon code . 3) It will show up in ~9 days. 4) After seeing the Mr. Dohyo women's thong panties, it will take about that long to regain my appetite.
  17. A very good article on one of my fave rikishi (who won by the rare omata last basho). I saw one factual mistake ... did anyone else catch it?
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    Ridiculous Predictions Natsu 2024

    Forget about the rikishi. Imagine a real-time video of just the gyoji.
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    Videos Natsu Basho 2024 - Days 1-15

    A day 2 summary that goes in the time capsule! Informative commentary, good puns, bad puns, Ou puns, Batman transition, Whatthehellwasthat transition, bow twirler clip, Aoiyama in the "Blast from the Past" ... this video will be studied for years.
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    Ridiculous Predictions Natsu 2024

    Congrats! There was about a two-hour window between a ridiculous prediction and an impossible prediction.
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    Ridiculous Predictions Natsu 2024

    A trillionaire international industrialist, Minoru Satoyama, hires the top Yakuza cartels to ensure that Takayasu will win the Natsu 2024 basho. He will give them 150 trillion yen if they are successful, but they have to put up the cost of the project. They go all in, bribing and scaring everyone associated with Ozumo. On day 15, his opponent "trips", but falls against Takayasu, knocking him off the dohyo. The Yakuza organizations go bankrupt. It is revealed that "Minoru Satoyama" is really Takahashi of the Tokyo Police special unit SUNS (Super Ultra Nerd Squad), whose members all have IQ's over 170. He points out that 1) the NSK was in on the sting, and 2) anyone who thinks that Takayasu could win a yusho under any circumstances is definitely not a Super Ultra Nerd.
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    Ridiculous Predictions Natsu 2024

    Newcomers Oshouma and Tokihayate, asked what their goals were for this basho: "Hurry up and make it to the joi so we can feast on those creampuff Ozeki."
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    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    Oh somewhere in this sacred land the Rising Sun is bright, Yobidashi hit the taiko, and sujo hearts are light, The rikishi are laughing, and ring announcers shout, But not in the Kokugikan – the Ozeki have struck out. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casey_at_the_Bat
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    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    crying (emotion)? I've seen that look before under those circumstances.
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    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    K1-M7, all West slots win on day 1.