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  1. Chiyoshoma has turned Japanese (though w/o joining the Vapors).  Usually that precedes a kyujo or fall down the banzuke and then intai/kabu.

    Instead, he's sticking around the leaderboard in Juryo (9-2), which I did not expect.  His wins include 7 yorikiri, and the only henka in his matches was by Endo.

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  2. 1 hour ago, Asashosakari said:

    Never mind the two specific participants, I'm not sure I've ever seen a pulldown attempt work from such a close-quartered stance... 

    At that distance and speed, one would have to try to touch down before the edge, regardless of how much he's pulling you.

    To me it looks like panic: you have to do something if you don't plan to just back out, so try pulling.

  3. 49 minutes ago, dingo said:

    That kind of attitude is not gonna get Hakuoho out of juryo any time soon...

    Well, it's not like going kyujo is his ticket up either,  but I get your point.  At least 25% of the discussion each basho seems to be about this conundrum (which is endemic to Ozumo).

  4. 2 hours ago, RabidJohn said:

    Maybe this is one for the trivia thread, but how often have the grandsons of two different yokozuna met in the musubi-no-ichiban?

    Related to that, I count four relatives of former rikishi currently in Makuuchii: Hoshoryu, Kotozakura, Oho, and Sadanoumi.  Are there any others?

  5. 14 hours ago, Octofuji said:

    I enjoy Hiro's commentary and like to give him the benefit of the doubt but am struggling to interpret "Sadanoumi did not go laterally today he tried to go forward north and south" :)

    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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  6. 10 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

    Kirishima on the way to become the Mongolian Mitakeumi


    8 hours ago, Barutokai said:

    While it's sad that he'd be demoted I really hope he doesn't become a mongolian Shodai.

    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.

  7. 46 minutes ago, Kintamayama said:

    Well, it was good while it lasted-here too, I'm blocked. copyright issues. They say no orders were processed so please check to see that that is the case. OTOH, the shop is still open, so I have no idea what's going on. I'm looking for a more understanding platform to try again.. Anyway, thanks for the support..

    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?

  8. 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?)

  9. 1 hour ago, Muhomatsu said:

    You still have a lot of loyal sumo viewers - even if Rumble's ads are from some sort of weird dystopian nightmare.

    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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  10. 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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  11. 4 hours ago, Yarimotsu said:

    The yokozuna and ozeki all go undefeated from here into the final matchups and one of them comfortably takes the yusho.

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