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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    What an IPPONZEOI by Hoshoryu!
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    Ridiculous Predictions Aki 2021

    Asashoryu wins his 50th yusho! In attendance on senshuraku are Dr. Emmett Brown and Marty McFly!
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    Aki Yusho Predictions?

    Yusho: Terunofuji 12-3. Jun Yushos: Mitakeumi and Takakeisho both also 12-3. Teru wins a 3 man playoff that goes 3 rounds! Hakuho pulls out of the tournament sometime in the first week.
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    Takagenji Caught Smoking Weed

    Well said!
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    Terunofuji is the 73rd Yokozuna.

    Terunofuji was truly inspiring! 2 consecutive yusho and then going 14-1. He is a deserving Yokozuna.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Yes. Nodowa is another technique that's no fun to be on the receiving end of, but it's a part of sumo and rikishi do it all the time.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Elbows are illegal in boxing, judo and freestyle wrestling. Elbows are legal in Muai Thai, MMA, and Sumo.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    It is, but I really though the last week was amazing. The 2 best rikishi racing to the finish. Neither losing until the inevitable showdown on the last day. One with Yokozuna promotion on the line, and the other coming back after a year long layoff.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    I wasn't talking about Asashoryu. I am not here to talk about Asashoryu. I don't know why you are bringing him up. He was great, but not the GOAT. I admit that now. Hakuho is the GOAT. And he is far from the most disruptive rikishi out there. He is both a model rikishi and a model citizen. We all just bore witness to one of the most exciting bashos in a long time. I don't see any need to rekindle old flames.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Slaps are Sumo. Tsuppari. So are elbows. Kachiage.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Why do we need to be so judgmental of professional athletes at the highest level. They are human just like the rest of us. The big difference is that they are always under the microscope, and we see them at their worst. Hakuho has been in Sumo for 16 years. I think it's unrealistic to expect him to go on for 16 years without ever slipping up. And these minor incidents are usually just examples of hyperactive self-appointed morality judges playing holier than thou. Seriously, a split-second fist pump? Is that really something we need to get worked up about? The man just finished a Zenshou, in a basho nobody though he'd win. All after getting calls for retirement at that. And as far as his antics on day 14 vs. Shodai, he did absolutely positively *nothing* out of line in any way shape or form. Everything he did was legal sumo, within the rules, and not in any way dishonorable. What? You'd prefer he pulled a henka? We can speculate all we want but at the end of the day Hakuho and Hakuho alone knows why he did that. It worked. He won the match. That's all that matters. The only single incident I can think of where he acted disrespectfully was a few years ago when he lost a match that he thought was a matta and would not return to the dohyo for a couple minutes. That's one incident in 16 years. That is exemplary! Very few people on this earth have that level of self-control. He should be applauded. I wonder why you are thankful that fans who have a different opinion than you do would stop watching Sumo. I for one think it would be wonderful if there were more Sumo fans around the world. And remember, just because someone doesn't come to the forum often does not mean that they have stopped watching Sumo.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    What an exciting day of Sumo we have ahead of us! So exciting that I need to make my first prediction in years. Hakuho wins, securing his Zensho. However, with 14-1, Terunofuji is promoted to Yokozuna anyway. May the Sumo gods smile upon us all. Happy Senshuraku!
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    BASHO TALK -- Natsu 2017 -- SPOILERS

    If Hakuho wins tomorrow, he's the goat.
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    FUSEN LUCKY 2017

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    Natsu 2013 videos- Day 1-15

    Thank you Kintamayama. Your videos and attached commentary are the best!
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    Greatest Maegashira

    This is a tough question. Definitely NOT Asanowaka. I liked Kaiho, he was always fun to watch. I suppose next will be the greatest Sekiwake ever. Names that immediately come to mind are Kotonishiki, Takatouriki, and Wakanosato.
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    Greatest Ozeki?

    Asashoryu was... Oh wait, you mean the greatest Ozeki who was never promoted to Yokozuna. I have to agree with the above posters, Raiden was, but if the rank Yokozuna had existed in his era, he surely would have been promoted. In the modern era, Kaio hands down!
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    Aki Basho 2012 Discussion Thread

    Go Harumafuji!
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    Asashouryuu-after intai preparations

    It's so sad. I'm still so sad he's gone :(
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    How many Yushos will Asashoryu win in 2009?

    He will win all 6! Remember where you heard it first.
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    I agree with the first part, if Asashoryu isn't scummed by the Kyokai, the yokozuna will take all 6 yusho. But it won't be evenly split. Asashoryu will take all 6. JSNF
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    Asashoryu: Will he stay or will he go (or be gone?)

    He bites his tongue and stays. His life is sumo and there is nothing he can do that will further frustrate those who wish to do him as much harm as possible than shatter every record in the sumo record book (excepting perhaps Futabayama's). He is a victim of bias, a victim on ignorance, and a victim of outright hatred. But in the end he will stand above all and strike down his aggressors.
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    medical look at Asa in hot water

    I just knew you were going to say something along these lines. ... Of course this would be a very bad thing if he were faking injury so he could slack off. And of course that's what the kyokai assumed after seeing him gleefully kicking around a soccer ball. But we have been shown that this is not the case. His injury is not of the nature that prevents him from engaging in physical activity. It's a long standing problem that he needs to fix. His period of recovery begins only after the surgery takes place. There is no "blatantly logical" reason for him to sit and rest in his bed before this period begins. Let's also keep in mind that the Yokozuna is a professional athlete, and the soccer game with Mongolian kids is like a warm up to him. Asashoryu knew he needed the surgery, so he applied for leave from the jungyo. He submitted a doctors note to the Kyokai. What more do the need to see? His MRI scans? Both his elbow and back are hurt. Anyway, this sounds like you are accusing Asashoryu of decieveing the Kyokai in order to get some extra vacation time. Is that what this boils down to? You're going against the doctor's word here. You are bold, I must admit. Oh, he watches Montey Python!
  24. I don't see how Asashoryu should be expected to refuse a request by his own country's government. He just finished winning a yusho. Of course he is still physically capable of performing physical activities at a high level. A soccer game with kids is, without question, no problem for him at the moment. What does it say about NSK for nobody in the organization to understand this. He has an injury. He has doctor's reports to prove this. Is the injury severe enough to prevent him form playing soccer? No. Is it severe enough for him to be unable to compete in sumo? No. Does this mean he's ok with letting the injury slide forever? Take a wild guess. Minor injuries often require a long period of physical inactivity (a.k.a. rest) to heal. Asashoryu, wanting to be on the safe side, requested his only ever stay of absence from a jungyo as a yokozuna. Why wouldn't he? Is not a Yokozuna's first duty to perform sumo at the highest level? And when his country asks him to spend but a couple hours playing in a game of soccer with some kids to encourage his country's youth to participate in sports, he is expected to decline outright? Is it completely unfeasible for a doctor to suggest that it not be best for Asashoryu to take part in the jungyo, but still be able to kick a ball around with a few kids for a couple of hours?