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Manchester United’s “Theatre of Dreams” and the Green Bay Packers’ “Titletown” are two world famous location-based sporting monikers that have been widely derided over the past decade for failing to live up their outlandish descriptions.

Neither, however, comes close to the complete fabrication that the Osaka Spring Basho’s widely used “Stormy basho” nickname has become.

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