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Dunno if anyone has commented on this, but following the mono-ii after the Day 14 match between Endo and Terunofuji, the camera closed in on Terunofuji as the decision was announced, and at that exact moment, 9:38 into the Jason video (link below), a fly attached itself to Terunofuji’s right sideburn.  Between this and the vice-presidential debate last October, I think there may be something happening…

 

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7 hours ago, Ichimawashi said:

Dunno if anyone has commented on this, but following the mono-ii after the Day 14 match between Endo and Terunofuji, the camera closed in on Terunofuji as the decision was announced, and at that exact moment, 9:38 into the Jason video (link below), a fly attached itself to Terunofuji’s right sideburn.  Between this and the vice-presidential debate last October, I think there may be something happening…

I hope SNL in Japan does a sketch based on that!  ;-)

(Oh yeah, Japan doesn't have SNL...)

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The Endo versus Terunofuji bout has my vote for the most interesting and exciting bout of the tournament, perhaps the year.  

I've watched it back several times since the tournament ended, and I keep seeing new and interesting things (admittedly, I missed the fly thing; "housefly" in case there is any confusion).  

While Terunofuji's sumo was not the greatest at the start of the bout, he did put up a very valiant effort at the end, and Endo's strategy and execution was brilliant.  Talk about flexibility on trial!!!  

And then there was the prolonged monoii review, and you couldn't help but wonder what was going through Isegahama oyakata's mind at the time.  Aside from some random expletives, he must have thought WTF, pardon my French.

Hands down the best bout I've seen in a long, long time.  It's the kind of bout you show the uninitiated to get them interested in oozumo!

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Didn’t somebody used to run a poll for best bout of the basho? What happened to that?

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2 hours ago, Eikokurai said:

Didn’t somebody used to run a poll for best bout of the basho? What happened to that?

I was attempting to do that. If there’s enough demand I can try to start it again

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2 hours ago, WAKATAKE said:

I was attempting to do that. If there’s enough demand I can try to start it again

There is never demand for anything on this forum-just do it..

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15 hours ago, Amamaniac said:

I hope SNL in Japan does a sketch based on that!  ;-)

(Oh yeah, Japan doesn't have SNL...)

They do, NHK’s LIFE

https://www.nhk.jp/p/life/ts/8P96L8GZRL/

you will also see several cast members on the annual kohaku show at the end of the year. 

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Best recurring sketch has always been Cat’s Eye (guess the source) and the Supermarket reveal.

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Time for the Top 10!

- With the retirement of Kakuryu, Terunofuji officially is in 2nd place for most yusho among active wrestlers (most likely to become 1st after Nagoya)
- Terunofuji now is in 2nd place all on his own for wrestler with the most yusho who did not make yokozuna (his getting the rope would remove him from the list altogether)
- Terunofuji now joins Wajima, Takanonami, Sadanoyama and Wakanohana III in 10th place for most playoff appearances. he also broke his own jinx and avoided becoming the first person on the list with no playoff victories
- Though not in the top 10 list, Isegahama beya currently has 13 yusho between Harumafuji (9) and Terunofuji (4). Another Terunofuji victory would get them into the top 10 for most yusho per heya
- Takakeisho gets his 5th jun-yusho, which makes him sole 3rd place among active wrestlers behind Terunofuji (6) and the Boss (22)
- Ura wins his 1st Juryo yusho
- Murayama's win streak from debut ended at 13 on day 13 when he lost to debutant and Sandanme division winner Ishizaki
- Ishizaki, Fujiseiun and Suguro all start their debuts at 7-0 for Natsu 2021
- Hanakaze now has 1443 career matches on the books
- Iron Man Tamawashi now has 1346 consecutive matches from career start. This places him in 7th place. Above him is 6th place Terao at 1359 matches. He would pass him on day 14 of Nagoya 2021 so long as there is no injury kyujo, Covid kyujo or basho cancellation
- Hakuho was ranked in Makuuchi for his 101st basho
- Hakuho was ranked at yokozuna for his 82nd basho, extending the record
- Tochinoshin has passed Kaiketsu to become sole 10th place for longest post ozeki career with 9 basho. Above him is 9th place Daiju with 17
- Mitakeumi was ranked in sanyaku his 24th basho in sanyaku. Next basho will be number 25 which will tie him with Tochiozan for 10th place
- Mitakeumi was ranked at komusubi for his 10th basho. One more basho will get him into the top 10
- Hakuho was ranked as a sekitori for his 103rd basho. Above him is 7th Takamiyama with 104 basho. He is the only yokozuna on this list
- Hanakaze has been ranked on the banzuke for 210th basho, extending the record. Tenichi and Terunosato were ranked for their 168th bashos. Fujinokaze was ranked for his 166th basho. Sawaisamu was ranked for his 163rd basho. Itakozakura and Gorikiyama round out the top 10 with their 162nd basho. All wrestlers mentioned are still active as of the end of Natsu 2021
- Fujinokaze scored his 85th career kachi-koshi, which ties him in 8th place all time with Kotokanyu. Above him is Dewanosato with 86 career kachi-koshi
- Other active wrestlers who scored kachi-koshi for Natsu 2021 challenging for the top 10: Dairaido (81), Musashiumi (78), Tenichi (78), Kainowaka (75), Gorikiyama (74), Koshinoryu (74), Terunosato (73)
- Sawaisamu "scored" his 131st career make-koshi, extending the all time record
- Hanakaze "scored" his 117th career make-koshi, currently 3rd all time. Above him is 2nd place Kasachikara with 118 career make-koshi
- Itakozakura "scored" his 107th career make-koshi, currently 5th all time
- Moriuarara "scored" his 95th career make-koshi, currently 6th all time
- Higohikari "scored" his 90th career make-koshi, currently tied 8th all time with Kyokuhikari
- Azumaryu "scored" his 18th career make-koshi in Juryo. 4 more make-koshi gets him into the top 10 list
- Terunofuji officially has completed the unthinkable, obliterating the lowest demotion record from ozeki demotion to successful return, all the way from Jonidan 48W
- Hanakaze now has 770 career losses. Above him is 10th place Kaiki at 790. If Hanakaze gets into the top 10, he would become the first wrestler with no sekitori experience to get on the list
- There is currently a 6 basho streak with no yokozuna yusho. This ties the 2nd place record that occurred back in 1998 to 1999 (Takanohana won Aki 1998, Musahimaru broke the drought in Aki 1999)

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20 hours ago, WAKATAKE said:

Terunofuji now is in 2nd place all on his own for wrestler with the most yusho who did not make yokozuna (his getting the rope would remove him from the list altogether)

Terunofuji is now also tied for 6th place for most yusho won while being ranked below yokozuna; Takanohana is at the top with a whopping seven.

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On 12/06/2021 at 22:28, WAKATAKE said:

- Tochinoshin has passed Daiju to become sole 10th place for longest post ozeki career with 9 basho. Above him is 9th place Daiju with 17

(Thinkingindepth...)

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On 21/05/2021 at 13:36, Katooshu said:

He's doing a 6-month apprenticeship with Naruto beya --he should be at least a few months into that by now, and I'd expect him to debut later this year.

Good size at about 186cm and 155kg, so a big Mongolian but not a giant.

Re: the Kazakh--that is a different guy. A similarly promising top collegiate competitor named Yersin Baltagulov. He is getting into giant territory at about 192cm/175kg. I'm not sure what's happening with him though. He had a strong final year and earned the qualification to start ozumo at sandamne, and I know he wanted to turn pro, but I'm yet to hear anything of him since he graduated. He was the same year as recent university graduates Nishikawa, Ishizaki, Kanno, Osanai, Suguro, and the soon to be pro Delgerbayar, and he has more potential than most of them.

The link to that thread has rotten; might you know where the thread went? o_O

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31 minutes ago, Halian said:

The link to that thread has rotten; might you know where the thread went? o_O

The author of the thread removed it.

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Hmm, I wonder why he removed it.

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