Sue

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  1. An article in the Washington Post about women's sumo: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/01/22/women-sumo-japan-olympics/
  2. Coverage of Futabayama is very timely, with Tokushoryu threatening to be the new Dewaminato. (Yes, yes, we're barely past nakabi. But still.)
  3. Sue

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Now I want Terunofuji to hold on long enough for Fujinoteru to advance far enough to set up a match between the two.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Dear Osaka Banzuke makers: please schedule an Omote vs. Ura matchup, assuming that both rikishi are in Sandanme in Osaka. Please please please please please.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Once is a freak occurrence. Twice is a coincidence. Three times is a pattern. I need to see Shodai do well in Osaka (or in May) before I'll start believing in him again.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    It's a bit early to talk yusho, but he probably at least has the inside track for a sansho, if the rest of his tournament goes reasonably well. And he'll put Goeido in a rather sticky spot if he wins tomorrow.
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    How far will Terunofuji go?

    The thing that gets me about TnoF is that he's the same age as Ura. I keep thinking of Ura as an exciting young prospect, and Terunofuji as an over-the-hill old man in decline, but both of those things are wrong.
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    Stable? Why?

    MacArthur, more like. Eisenhower was a nice man; MacArthur had an ego.
  9. Sue

    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    He's having a better comeback than I expected, but winning a Makushita yusho and contending in Makuuchi are two very different things.
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    Stable? Why?

    You can be the one to tell the rikishi that you think they're unstable. Let me know how that goes.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Where's Waldo? In the front row today, over to the left of the dohyo.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    What on earth is going on with the universe? Konosuke wore a colour that isn't red. If we can have a non-red Konosuke, what's next? A Shodai ozeki run? Hakuho being praised for his good sportsmanship? The mind reels.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Wow, was Next Ozeki Shodai really the last undefeated Makuuchi rikishi before Previous Ozeki Kotoshogiku defeated him?
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Never fear -- Next M9 Shodai will find a way to disappoint everyone in the second half of the basho.
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    Banzuke for Kyushu 2019

    Ura wasn't coming back this basho, was he? He'll be starting from Jonokuchi (or Bg) when he does, if not.
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    Takakeisho injury update

    Meanwhile, in North America, the Steelers (of the NFL) just shut down (star player) Stephon Truitt for the season after a similar injury. It's a shame that sumo doesn't have the concept of "season-ending surgery."
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    Takakeisho injury update

    Sumo is traditional. Traditional Chinese/Japanese medicine, including acupuncture, moxibustion, and shiatsu (which is organically Japanese) is traditional. It's also a relatively non-invasive way to activate the placebo effect.
  18. There's a reason why it's called "Guess the Banzuke," not "Construct the Banzuke."
  19. Sue

    Top 10 Sumo Records Aki 2019 Edition

    Takakeisho now ties for 6th, as of next basho, having returned from S1W.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Wow, what a weak and tentative tachiai in that Enho-Kotoeko match. It was as if they were both surprised that it wasn't a matta.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    When he puts his mind to it, Goeido can look strong enough to make you wonder why he doesn't always put his mind to it.
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    BG record

    But hey, he's recovered enough to defeat a powerhouse like Hattorizakura.
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    Ridiculous Predictions for Aki 2019

    Hakuho bows graciously. The YDC praises Hakuho for upholding sumo tradition.
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    Ridiculous Predictions for Aki 2019

    Hattorizakura wins the Jonokuchi yusho. Takayasu wins the Makuuchi yusho, with a record of 14-0-1. Both Hakuho and Kakuryu stay in for all 15 days.