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    sumo jokes/memes

    I'd hate to see the worst ones. The first one works. The second one, oof, but okay. The less said about the third, the better. What's the difference between a successful rikishi and a guy in a fat suit? One does "my brand of sumo", the other does "off-brand mae-zumo". It's after 5pm, cut me some slack.
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    Kakuryu to Retire

    No, they skip that. It's more montage of his first everything.
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    Kakuryu to Retire

    NSK posted the intai conference with a career highlights package. The bout he identifies as his most memorable is at 1:06, which got him promoted to Juryo. Featuring a raven-haired Konosuke.
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    Kakuryu intai ceremony

    There's such a logjam for retired rikishi waiting for their haircut. Even Daikiho, who left sumo and is out working in the "real world" since 2019, is still waiting for his last I heard.
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    Actually not so concise rikishi talk

    Now it really does feel like Azumazeki is gone.
  6. If it is his intention to stay in sumo, I hope the process doesn't drag on too much, with those time bomb knees of his. I can't help but dread a scenario where he makes yokozuna very quickly, only for his knees to immediately die, leaving him to stave off retirement as long as he can, ironically robbed of the ability to drop down the rankings.
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    March basho 2021

    Tochimaru was not taking prisoners during his juryo tryout today. But, Jokoryu just stood there and taking it all until the former practically collapsed on his own.
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    Kakuryu to Retire

    Maybe the download options below the video could work if the playback isn't happening for you. Otherwise, here's a shorter version on twitter.
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    March basho 2021

    I always thought he was the biggest spoiler in the joi in his pre-ozeki days. He had a knack for upsets when his opponent had the most to lose.
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    Kakuryu to Retire

    My favourite rikishi (ignore the shinkansen avatar). I'm a bit relieved, but it still hurts. This. I remember being worried that Hatsu 2018 was going to be his swan song. Everything he accomplished afterwards was frosting on the cake, as far as I was concerned. The 14-1 in Nagoya 2019 will always be my favourite. That amazing match with Hakuho to clinch it.
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    March basho 2021

    Did Murray Johnson just make a gaming joke before Kaisei's bout? ("Call of duty")
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2021

    I know! Scandalous, right?... Oh, you mean the ranking...
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    Rikishi Status - 2021 Haru Basho

    I can imagine how that would hamper his ability to jump to the side.
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    March basho 2021

    Tagonoura-beya still a nightmare for Terunofuji.
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    March basho 2021

    Wow, that matta(?) wrecked Terunofuji. Even on the second attempt, he seemed to pause because the gyoji was slow to call "hakkeyoi!", and that was all the opening Onosho needed.
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    March basho 2021

    His voice has never been the same since that kyujo a while back. He's looked frailer since too. I keep expecting to hear that he's retired.
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    Lower division celebs results

    His shikona sounds like what I would say if I got thrown from behind.
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    New recruits Haru 2021

    Kataonami seems to be turning a corner. They've gone from 2 rikishi to 5 in pretty short order. Look out, Sadogatake.
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    New recruits Haru 2021

    To reflect his Mizunami ( 瑞浪 ) hometown, I think is the guess here.
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    Retirees- January 2021

    I can't believe it never occurred to me before now that that's probably what the sideburns are all about.
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    Rikishi Status - 2021 Hatsu Basho

    Juryo was already basically a farce this basho, so why not.
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    Good for Sakigake. His first yusho at any level. He looked on a mission through all his playoff matches, so I'm glad he managed it.
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    This might've been asked earlier, but... When they draw straws for the bye in the playoff, does the rikishi who got the bye in the first round (of 9), get exempt from the second round bye draw (of 5)? It seems like they should, or there's a decent chance of someone just lucking his way to the final round.
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    Ah, poor Oho. Getting the extra-extra long shin-Juryo interview treatment.
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    Ridiculous Predictions January 2021 basho

    Members of the YDC transcend rage itself and volunteer to stand in for the absent yokozuna pair. They lose in a playoff to Mitakeumi.