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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    It's been 3½ years since an ozeki yusho, so that's as radical as predictions get.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Every now and then, Endo pulls out amazing balance and staying power, resulting in a bout-of-the-basho contender. This was definitely one of those.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Is it just me or has the tate-gyoji shed a lot of weight? Whatever health problem he had looks to have hit him with some force. (Sorry if this has already been mentioned).
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    What's the story with Futagoyama running off and coming back mid-shimpan duty? I don't remember ever seeing that before. edit: Or did he replace someone?
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    Rikishi Status - 2020 Aki Basho

    They should get Konosuke to deliver "Te wo aratte"/Wash your hands PSAs.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    And he had to check it more than once
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    I think Ura expectations should be tempered a bit at this point. It's been a looong time since he last faced (near) sekitori level opposition. I just set myself up to look like an idiot after he goes 7-0, though.
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    Rikishi Status - 2020 Aki Basho

    All of Kagamiyama-beya has withdrawn. Well, both of them, anyway. And Gagamaru continues to plummet...
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    Ridiculous Predictions September Basho

    The last official weigh-in was something like January, so it's more like a half-year. Unless that 99kg was an unofficial weight that he revealed himself last basho.
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    Training pics overview September 2020

    Oh wow, the colour of the oyakata's calves at 35:00. Ouch. And Daiamami gives pretty gentle kawaigari. Like he's kinda sorry the whole time.
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    Ridiculous Predictions September Basho

    Hakuho bowls out the tate-gyoji, who tragically lands in his ceremonial dagger. The greatest irony being that he actually gave the correct verdict while airborne.
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    Banzuke for Aki 2020

    I'd pour cold water on that, but it would be a very Ichinojo thing to happen.
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    Kizakiumi intai

    He never looked the same following that fall. He looked the makings of a makuuchi regular at least. A real shame.
  14. I'm not following... Nearly all yusho winners are in the joi, and their opponents are other members of the joi, which is actually a smaller range of ranks than a typical juryo schedule. By far the bigger factor is that rikishi good enough to 15-0 in juryo, are usually not in juryo anymore. Unless I'm missing something.
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    Shikihide beya troubles

    We don't know the details of Shikihide's illness either. Six months sounds pretty serious to me, but maybe they never expected him to be incapacitated this long from the outset.
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    Shikihide beya troubles

    He's been ill since the start of the year? That certainly doesn't sound good.
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    Kizenryu Intai

    He seemed especially relieved after his win today, despite the make-koshi. Now I know why. I'm gonna miss that 2 meter sentinel of the makushita joi. Always kinda liked him.
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    Lower division celebs results

    Yep. Four brothers who are the children of the former Takatoriki and Taiho's daughter. The youngest 3 (Hozan > Naya > Mudoho) are the ones in ozumo. The eldest is/was in pro-wrestling.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Shohozan was wise to pull that out at a basho where he won't hear the crowd.
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    Lower division celebs results

    Another Hakuho deshi Toma finished 0-7 today : /
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    Rikishi Status for July 2020

    Hakuho withdraws, according the Kyokai website.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    I dunno. If any rikishi goes 11-1 at the bottom of the division, it's not the time for the torikumi committee to be pulling punches. Let alone if it's a former ozeki.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Wow. Before this basho started, you couldn't have asked for a more dramatic trio of leaders.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    On the NHK feed you could actually hear guest commentator Wakamatasu-oyakata chuckling off-mic when this happened
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    Nakagawa-beya closed down - next scandal

    It is a bit crass to an outsider, with the "this ain't no disability school!" and "didn't you learn this at disability school!?", etc.