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    My new rank

    I just noticed that I have reached Sanyaku at Komosubi. Thanks to the powers that be and my supporters. I will try to cut down on stupid posts so as not to dishonor Ozumoforum. My koenkai has offered to commission a new kesho-mawashi, but after the strange comments I received for the first one, I politely declined. Please continue to support me as I accelerate my level of gambarization.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Thinking about Toch vs Goeidou tomorrow ... how do they handle a "double-fusen"? Or is that avoided through negotiations?
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    Women in sumo? Around the world and in Japan

    There is a professional basketball league in the USA -- the Women's National Basketball Association. It is viable (with large corporate sponsorships -- large corporations can virtue-signal about wokeness or whatever it's called). As every creature on the planet knows, the U.S. women won the Women's World Cup. Then they got everyone to complain about unfair salaries for the women until it was found that the women were getting more money than the U.S. men -- so nothing much on that front recently. No female pro American football league per se; there is a female soccer player who may make an NFL squad next year as a placekicker -- she's very good. Other than the above example, most women seem to want to have their own BB and soccer leagues. The big kerfuffle in the US right now is mediocre high school and college men who come to realize they are trans-women, and set records in women's events at the expense of cis-women.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    I had a revelation watching Kotoshogiku fail at gaburi-yori against Enho: Kotoshogiku's a little shorter (5'10") than many of his opponents, so he can "lift up" with his belly and dig them out like a spatula. Enho's center of mass is always below Koto's belly, so it's pointless to try bumpety-bumping him.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Enho's matches sometimes look more like judo than sumo ... there, I said it.
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    Have a go at a Haiku!

    Aki nakabi, Hak and Kak gone ... who is this Okinoumi guy?
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    New recruits for Aki 2019

    Yeah, I was thinking of Houtofuji when I saw him.
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    Yoshikaze situation

    Has any rikishi left more blood on the dohyo (and on others) as he has?
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    New recruits for Aki 2019

    Holy mackerel, this kid has some traps on him. I thought he was wearing a hoodie!
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    This is totally off the top of my head, so flame away, but in my (incredibly brief) experience with sumo in manga and anime, oshi-zumo seems to be the equivalent of the home run in baseball. Some guy gets righteously torqued up and bashes his opponent out of the ring. When I see this (complete with effects), it reminds me of Dragon Ball Z. Maybe kids who get their inspiration from this (when they dream of being a badass Yokozuna) want to become pusher/thrusters when they start Sumo.
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    Win a Harumafuji tegata

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    Rikishi fashion

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    Day 3 pics overview Aki 2019

    This was at the top of the Tachiai blog, too. What a great photo! I almost wish I could have a framed enlargement to put over my mantel.
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    Rikishi fashion

    Well, you know what they say, some guys can pull off the macho kimono look, and some can't.
  15. PLEASE NOTE: This topic is for RIDICULOUS predictions only! No "I think Enho will be the coolest" or "Aoiyama will get 10 wins". For those, see the topic below. 1) Tochinoshin and Goeido, kadoban, are both 7-7 when paired up on the last day. Their opinion of this pairing appears when they pull a double henka and take out two shimpan. A monoii is hastily called, and a rare double-win is called. 2) On the last day, Kotoeko, Kotoshogiku and Kotoyuki are all considered for the Fighting Spirit Prize. Since they can't fight each other, the council says they will decide based on "style points". 3) Enho, going for a submarine attack against Chiyotairyu, lodges his head in his opponent's mawashi. Sorry, Mods will not allow us to describe further. 4) Kakuryu beats Hakuho for the Yusho, commenting "I do great against Japanese Yokozuna!"
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    Ridiculous Predictions for Aki 2019

    Sorry, a stylistic comment. Truly maniacal laughers would say "A five ... year ... bluff!"
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    Videos Aki 2019 ~ Days 1-14

    You will be deeply missed (though slowly ). What name will you take as an oyakata?
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    PR for Aki 2019

    Funny seeing Oshiogawa (8 months ago Takekaze) looking on like "God these new guys are pathetic!"
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    Enho - predictions?

    The "digital nonsense" was a way for anxious people to "get by until Sunday..."
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    Aki 2019 YDC Souken

    Every time I see Hokutofuji now, his face reminds me of mid-career Marlon Brando.
  21. The problem is, they are being run into by other people who are bigger and stronger than the rest of us. Add to this 1) there are more than two people on the line of scrimmage; 2) a play might cover a distance equal to four or five dohyo widths. I don't hear much of rikishi getting broken legs, but it happens surprisingly often in the NFL.
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    Greetings from Brisbane, Australia!

    Good luck and great to have you! You will learn a lot.
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    Enho - predictions?

    7-8 (whippersnapper!)
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    Enho - predictions?

    FORTRAN was for tech nerds before they were called tech nerds. And they laughed at the boring business geeks using COBOL.
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    Preparations of the Y/O- Aki 2019

    And Tachiai Blog will have a post called "Kyushu Story #1: What's Wrong with the Sekiwakes?"