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  1. This pun is so bad (good?) that I don’t even read Japanese and I understand it.
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    Who Is This Woman?

    What about the woman that attends the Osaka basho each year, always in a kimono, sitting just right of center a couple rows back?
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    Hakuho income after intai

    The average professional baseball player in Japan’s highest league (NPB) makes $300,000. The average American baseball player in America’s highest league makes $4,400,000. The comparison you are making is a double apples to oranges comparison. Two very different countries, two very different sports.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

  5. Please, take my money. $20/month for English-language commentary on Juryo and Makuuchi matches, and access to the other divisions, but no commentary needed.
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    When will be the next basho to see 3 Yokozuna on day 15?

    I’m also going mid-late 2022. Asanoyama for sure. Would love to see Takakeisho there too, but starting to have doubts about his durability.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    Any chance to get Fukunoshima Hiroshi’s Real Name updated to Tonga 'Uli'uli Fifita instead of just “Tonga?”
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Just for clarity, Grand Sumo Breakdown created the results for the mock basho. Tachiai just reported on it as if it were real.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Thanks. I’ll go check out that. When would the playoff occur? After the first makuuchi match? After makuuchi as a whole? But maybe before the potential makuuchi playoff?
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    With Ichinojo (9-5) competing in makuuchi tomorrow, how would a potential juryo playoff work if Mitoryu (10-4) and Kyokutaisei (10-4) both lose and Ichinojo wins?
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    If a rikishi falls in an empty arena, does he make a sound?
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Hakuho seemed to realize that he was going to get knocked from the dohyo as Daieisho wound up his charge. Instead, choosing to continue his backward momentum and step out instead of take any risk of injury. Typically, he would circle out here, but he was leaning abnormally far back. Uncharacteristic loss, but I don’t think it’s indicative of anything.
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    Hakuho Injures Arm Haru Basho 2019

    He can barely lift a glass of water, yet still hasn’t gone to the hospital. If only there was some recent occurrence that could help him realize that “rest and see” isn’t really the best approach when it comes to muscle tears. Maybe you’re right though. Hakuho certainly isn’t incredibly theatrical or anything.
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    Hakuho Injures Arm Haru Basho 2019

    I completely agree. But it doesn’t seem totally impossible, does it? Especially if a young, popular Japanese rikishi is an option.