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  1. Genjurooo

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    If he wins tomorrow will Takagenji still fall out of Juryo? I don't see the top Makushita dudes doing so well.
  2. Genjurooo

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    About that "documentary" >Hakuho >modesty ahahahaha I'd say that if those high behavioral standards were still taken into such high consideration in modern times before promoting to yokozuna, few would have been promoted past 1800-something. They still are taken into some consideration, but only when there is something serious. Asashoryu was always a punk, yet he became yokozuna. He never would have been if the "exemplary character" was observed before decision to promote. The fact is that sumo needs yokozuna to keep up the interest of the audience. Imagine if you had years or even decades without a single yokozuna. Or if you had very good wrestlers that no matter how many consecutive yusho they had they wouldn't have been promoted because of flawed character. I like that NSK still does some attempts (meek in my opinion) to weed out garbage throughout the ranks so that not any scumbag gets on top. Many say "nooo, the evil tyrannical NSK stands in the way of excellence". I say it doesn't do enough. Sumo still has rules and if exemplary character is one of those rules, then it should be observed. Some people would want to get rid of it entirely. "If some yokozuna behaves like a scumbag, let him, he is yokozuna afterall, he earned it", they'd say. At this point why call the title "Yokozuna" and not "Scumbag" instead? Also why do all these martial arts "documentaries" feel the need to impress and always try to exaggerate or romanticize things making the whole feel disingenuous? I'd given them both a loss if I was absolute ruler of Sumo. And that for bad sumo. Mitakeumi tries a half-assed pull, Takakeisho falls. Lame. But since Mitakeumi was already out of the ring completely (even if still in the air) by the time Takakeisho touched with his arm, I'd say the ruling wasn't really bad. Still a torinaoshi would have been much better and I bet Mitakeumi would have won instead.
  3. Genjurooo

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Yeah and probably Asanoyama knew that. That's why I believe the pull was decided way before the match. I think he thought that since Mita fights mostly like him, a pull might spare him a lot of physical strain. Otherwise if Asanoyama decided on the moment for the pull, it would diminish my respect for him... I remember seeing other heavier guys doing that posture in lower divisions. It indeed has bad aesthetics. And some time ago was considered Takakeisho's rival.
  4. Genjurooo

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    It would be interesting if Onosho finishes 0-15. I don't hate the poor guy, just that I didn't see a 0-15 since forever. I know Mitakeumi as I was cheering for him for a long time, but there Asanoyama killed himself by trying to pull him down. Mitakeumi wasn't special this one like the time when he wrecked everything, got injured, came back same basho and wrecked 2 yokozuna too. And that wasn't the only one where he was awesome. Now he is just his usual. Not bad, not top shape either.
  5. Genjurooo

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Not an Enho fan, still that was torinaoshi right there.
  6. Genjurooo

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    To me the only one that looks in better shape seems to be Asanoyama. Mitakeumi looks like his usual self, just his opponents look in worse shape. Takakeisho looks weaker. Shodai looks strong too, but he makes a lot of mistakes. My Hokutofuji is his usual reckless self and he'll never make ozeki in this fashion.
  7. Genjurooo

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    The hell? Ichinojo was infecteeeed??? I didn't know... Or was Hakuyozan?
  8. Genjurooo

    General Corona Banter

    Yeah. I don't trust vaccines at all, much less chinese ones. Efficient treatment methods with existing drugs should be enough to deal with this disease and lower mortality rates. Also these should come much sooner than vaccines or something would be fishy. BTW does at least Tokyo tests post-mortem or doesn't? If it does then Japan is still doing good. If not, then Amaterasu have mercy on us. Well, frankly those "checks" needed to fly out of the window in the rest of the world too the moment this has gone to a global pandemic stage cause everyone is in the dark on treatments. I'd say having less oversight is a good thing now.
  9. Genjurooo

    General Corona Banter

    New cases per day in Spain fell hard. In Italy they fall too but too slow. The japanese are more disciplined so I hope the fall of new cases per day should be steeper few weeks after state of emergency. I also doubt there is a chance in hell for May tournament, but the July one might actually happen. As for testing, they are working on faster testing through automated tests as do americans and other nations.
  10. Genjurooo

    General Corona Banter

    1. people commonly used antibiotics even for the cold without any prescription. They were in widespread usage. When I was young every family of my school colleagues had at least one small box in their medicine drawer. 2. it can have that side-effect on hospitals, yet at the same time it can have an inverse effect as people who otherwise had landed in the hospital for some other unrelated bacterial affection and ultimately would have got covid in the hospital, instead cured whatever they got with antibiotics by themselves thus not taking the risk of landing in that cesspool. "bacterial co-infection is possible". From testimonies of desperate italian medics, patients who need hospitalization always develop bilateral pneumonia.
  11. Genjurooo

    General Corona Banter

    I don't know when this prescription-only thing started, but it is a fairly recent one. People self-medicated with antibiotics for over half a century. No, let's let them progress until they need ventilators so the god almighty ruling over life and death finally decides to give them the precious antibiotic. [/sarcasm] (start a flame, get burnt)
  12. Genjurooo

    General Corona Banter

    if bacteria adapts. But the same effect have the disinfectants. I don't see many people campaigning against disinfectants. What kills people is pneumonia in both lungs. Pneumonia is bacterial.and you treat it with antibiotics. In that post I also made the point that antibodies might go after the virus too once they start going after the bacterial infection created by the virus attacking the lungs. Also if you ever took old school strong antibiotics you'd know it raises your temperature a lot (fighting infection) which also has an effect against the virus. if all involved are tested for covid and they disinfect the kokugikan, it should be fine I guess. But would tv revenue cover that extra effort and precautions? And they'll need few top makushita on stand-by to fight in juryo matches if need arises.
  13. Genjurooo

    General Corona Banter

    having lower division rikishi in the same building increases the risks too. Sumo is even riskier than football if you think about it since football has a lot of stadiums and not all teams play on one stadium. Unless Tokyo is covid free I would not risk the health of the rikishi, the gyoji, the yobidashi, the nsk judges for a tournament. Everyone delayed to take measures because muh teh economy. The longer we make compromises with this thing the more their "precious economy" goes down the drain. One thing that might be OT: I think antibiotics should be given prescription free right now. When the organism starts to fight the bacteria due to antibiotic dose, the antibodies should target everything including the virus. We should think about antibiotic resistance later and have a healthy as possible population in the meantime. I'll reee at my government about this particular thing. Not only that might help a lot with the pandemic, but people won't risk virus infection while going to their medic to get a prescription for whatever they are suffering.
  14. Genjurooo

    General Corona Banter

    depends on the cloth and they certainly are better than surgical masks.
  15. Genjurooo

    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Yeah, but does he get tested or not? Cause if not and really has it and comes back, he might infect everyone, if didn't already.