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  1. nagora

    Ozumo at the Royal Albert Hall 2023

    It's particularly odd since the official sumo phone app is blocked in the UK. But, I'm in. Assuming it happens.
  2. nagora

    Kyushu 2021 discussion

    On day 12 Abi (ranked #37) hadn't fought anyone higher than #19. The next day he was facing #3. That feels a bit less than "progressively" to me. I suppose that's a bit of hindsight and I guess he did actually lose the day 7 bout. Well, tomorrow will be interesting - Sunday, probably not so much. Unless Abi wins tomorrow, that is. Then Sunday might produce some fireworks.
  3. nagora

    Kyushu 2021 discussion

    That's what I was getting at: they should either slide the pressure up in stages or play the ranking chips where they fell. This "oh crap, he's doing well, throw him at the top guys quickly" seems very half-arsed. I'd personally prefer them to increase the pressure more gradually than the way they've done it here. It's inelegant.
  4. nagora

    Kyushu 2021 discussion

    I think they should have had the courage of their convictions - if an M15 gets to day-15 with the joint top score then have a play off. Artificially jumping him from facing people around his rank straight to an Ozeki and then immediately to the Yokozuna looks something like panic. Now they effectively have the final set up for day-14.
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    Kyushu 2021 discussion

    Whoever wins will face Terunofuji on day 14, and Shodai will face him on 15 as expected. Either Abi or Takakeisho will not face Terunofuji unless the latter loses and we end up with a play-off, I think.
  6. nagora

    Heya Meetings?

    I had forgotten about Chiyonofuji and Hokutoumi being from the same stable. I enjoyed watching both of them back in the day. Hokutoumi had an excellent fighting spirit as I recall.
  7. nagora

    Heya Meetings?

    Simple enough question: can two wrestlers from the same heya meet on the last day or only in playoffs? Has there ever been a period with two active Yokozuna from the same heya?
  8. nagora

    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    I thought there were lots of Bob Cats in America.
  9. nagora

    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    If you're in the running, you shouldn't be falling for tricks like that. A guy on 6-7 isn't there to do you any favours. It's hardly Onosho's first rodeo, is it?
  10. nagora

    Sumo and the Olympics

    All the more reason to put it in the opening ceremony, which is a statement of what is special about the host country.
  11. I guess it's just relief, then. Although I still think the interviewer might have had a few.
  12. Had any alcohol been consumed before these interviews, perchance?
  13. nagora

    What we do in our off-time

    But he was somewhere, watching...
  14. nagora

    Hakuhou caught watching Judo

    And the pendulum will swing, as it always has.
  15. nagora

    Women and Sumo

    It's one of those things. I understand why women would want to do sumo or anything else they have an interest in. I don't understand why I would want to watch it. I feel the same about weight/sex-segregated sports generally. Worst of all is tennis where women are paid the same for less effort and, by and large, a lot less quality too.