ViscountessNivlac

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  1. ViscountessNivlac

    Hakuho retires

    I’m no fan of Hakuho’s, and I can’t see how his last yushō is very legitimate, coming off of a years-long run of showing up half of the time at best, but he’s certainly done a lot for the sport.
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    At that segment of edge of the dohyo there's not really any way to avoid sending your opponent down unless you're walking them out and they stop trying (assuming Takayasu was balanced enough to have regained his footing if the drop wasn't there). I can't fault Terunofuji for not being ginger about it.
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    Hakuhou caught watching Judo

    Unless their break was until the ninth so they’ll be back on the tenth? It wasn’t entirely clear to me.
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    Bright colored mawashi, Ura among them...

    I’ve often wondered if that’s ever written anywhere. If it isn’t, then it’s an unenforced and unwritten rule - so it isn’t actually the rule.
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    Hakuhou caught watching Judo

    If we haven’t heard anything else by now I imagine Hakuho is in the clear?
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    Hakuhou caught watching Judo

    I think Shibatayama knows the NSK’s rules better than us.
  7. Maybe at that point they waive the normal rules and allow them to accept the win from the wheelchair on the way out.
  8. I imagine somebody would drag him up to the dohyo at that point. He’s already ahead of the other contender by being in the venue.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    If Hakuho can complete Aki that makes the first time since 2017 he finished two consecutive basho. Maybe I’ll lighten up on him if he pulls it off.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Terunofuji is better than sumo than I’ll ever be at anything and I love him, so that can’t be it.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    I’ve always scoffed at the idea of some techniques being dishonourable, but preventing somebody from using their skills by bashing them in the head does feel legitimately dishonourable. I’m not saying this is the sole time it’s happened (though Hakuho has used that elbow a lot). Maybe Terunofuji’s even done it before. This match is just the one that got me thinking.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Personally I’ve begun to think you shouldn’t be allowed to smack around your aite’s head at all (thrusting should be to get them out of the ring, not to concuss them), and the elbow to the face is arguably worse than Takakgenji’s uppercuts. It’s also laid somebody out cold before.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Well that was disappointing. At least he can’t keep it up. People thinking that he’d be able to stick around for another year are, frankly, deluding themselves.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    I don’t see how he can’t get it. It’s his highest ever score in Makuuchi and if he loses he loses to the greatest rikishi ever who’s just had close to a year off.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Terunofuji did it, oh my gods he did it.