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  2. Videos -Wacky Aki 2017- Promo and Days 1-12

    Kouri or Koori is not the point. Kouri/koori or kori- now, THAT'S the point. Just like the difference between piece and piss, sheep and ship and of course, sheet and shit (from the pronunciation aspect, not the spelling aspect). That is exactly how annoying it is to me seeing Endou written Endo.
  3. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    And if he gets double digit wins, the first ever to get three consecutive DD wins form his Makuuchi debut, something not even Hakuhou or Asashouryuu achieved.. I think..
  4. Quote of ze day-Aki Basho 2017

    Day 12: Tamawashi, losing to Harumafuji, 7th loss: "I was expecting that 'slap and grab' .. I just couldn't get my feet moving. It would be good if I win my remaining three bouts.." Shouhouzan, beating Goueidou and getting that big pile of kensho money: "My eldest son's birthday is on October 2nd. Now I guess I can get him a serious present.." Hokutofuji, fighting with a left wrist injury and going makekoshi: 'I can't do any otsuke (closing in the arm to avoid his opponent from getting a grip). I am learning how to get along with an injury and that is a good lesson.." Arawashi, beating Asanoyama and getting his kachikoshi: "My opponent does good sumo. I have had a fever since day 6 so I'm glad I got the kachikoshi."
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  6. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Takakeisho has proven that he can beat any rikishi and poses a danger to Goeido's run for the 2nd yusho. And against Ichinojo, Goeido is only 5 - 5. If the breaks go against Goeido, he can end up with 10-4 record entering the final day. But I admit, it is Goeido's Yusho to lose. He's the odds on favorite for now and the only reason I am watching this injury devastated basho.
  7. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    LOL, OK, suckerof the day. I take my bow. ANd there I was routing against Ichinojo for no reason at all. ;)
  8. Videos -Wacky Aki 2017- Promo and Days 1-12

    or they don't know, but they only talk to themselves about sumo, so they don't care.
  9. As of September 21, 2:50 PM PST, I have received the picks from 23 Gamers. Thanks! 8 hours and 10 minutes till the Deadline for Day 13. # Gamer 1 Achiyama 2 Wamahada 3 Jakusotsu 4 Suwihuto 5 Pitinosato 6 Profomisakari 7 Reijinguoshan 8 Shokikogi 9 Tsubame 10 Pandaazuma 11 Shimodahito 12 Senkoho 13 Haidouzo 14 Wakatake 15 Sakura 16 Holleshoryu 17 Flohru 18 Benihana 19 Tenshihan 20 Andrasoyamawaka 21 Katunazuma 22 Kuroimori 23 Jejima
  10. Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2017

    Juryo yusho race: 8-4 Aminishiki, Kotoyuki, Ryuden, Homarefuji 7-5 Daiamami, Kyokushuho, Meisei, Chiyootori, Chiyonoo, Abi, Terutsuyoshi, Daiseido 6-6 (6) Juryo rikishi sharing the lead are 10-21 in their next-day bouts this basho (not counting head-to-head meetings), and Ryuden became part of the right-hand number today, losing to Daiamami. 3 of the 4 pursuers did manage to win and moved up into shared first place again, with Homarefuji making his first appearance atop the leaderboard. I wouldn't bet on any of them actually finishing the basho 11-4, so the also re-enlarged chase group probably still has a shot. We've got direct matchups aplenty tomorrow, in any case. Three different pairings of an 8-4 with a 7-5, namely Kotoyuki-Chiyonoo, Ryuden-Daiseido and Homarefuji-Meisei, and also two straight clashes of 7-5's in Daiamami-Chiyootori and Kyokushuho-Terutsuyoshi. The odd men out are co-leader Aminishiki who has been placed against 6-6 Hidenoumi, and co-pursuer Abi who meets 4-8 Toyohibiki. Lower division yusho races: 6-0 Ms14e Mitoryu (Nishikido) 6-0 Ms49w Kagamio (Kagamiyama) 6-0 Sd18w Enho (Miyagino) 6-0 Sd71w Tanabe (Kise) 6-0 Sd82e Matsuda (Minezaki) 6-0 Jd34e Tokuda (Musashigawa) 6-0 Jd63e Narutaki (Isenoumi) 6-0 Jd84e Hokuyozan (Tatsunami) 6-0 Jk25w Shoji (Musashigawa) Boooring! They've gone with the straight-up choices for the entire slate. I'm hoping against hope that Kagamio can upset his much bigger and younger compatriot, but I'm afraid the outcome will be a clear victory the other way, paving the way for a 7-0 promotion from down low over an arguably more deserving top-ranker. Former Kanazawa Gakuin training partners Enho and Tanabe are meeting in regulation for third straight tournament, and the first two were pretty decisive in Enho's favour. Maybe Tanabe has learned to keep low and guarded enough to not allow Enho to get in for the hip/thigh push-out, but I suspect not. Either way, I think this will be a straight sandanme yusho decider as I'd rate Tokuda as the favourite for the cross-divisional bout against Matsuda. Should that come to pass we'll get the playoff in jonidan instead, and I won't venture a guess who'd be the other participant, as Narutaki-Hokuyozan is probably the most open bout of this 6-0 session. And finally it's Shoji against 5-1 Imai, who's holding down the very last spot in jonidan this basho, 107 West. It's the first time in his 8-basho career that Imai has 5 wins to begin with (2x 4-3, five makekoshi), and I doubt it's going to become a 6-win basho for him now. But as always, everything can (and probably will) go completely different.
  11. Ozeki demotion

    That'd be too sensible to introduce . Something like that had to be done as all these bashos, junkyos, and training are taking heavy tolls on rikishi. Their getting bigger and stronger over the years are also contributing to more injuries, IMO.
  12. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Coincidentally, today's episode of Sumopedia on NHK was about the tachiai. They rigged Uncle Giku with some sort of contraption and he generated 13G - equivalent to two tonnes!
  13. Re-used shikona

    I appreciate all the answers. A lot of common sense with a large portion of (for me) surprising information. I most humbly thank your exalted selves!
  14. Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2017

    Day 12 (results, text-only results): kyujo Hakuho Y1 Harumafuji 8-4 kyujo Kisenosato Y2 Kakuryu kyujo 1-2-9 Takayasu O1 Goeido 10-2 Okay, who accidentally used the juryo storybook for the top division today? In all seriousness though - looking oddly tense throughout, Goeido's hectic mix of pushing and pulling wasn't enough to turn over Shohozan, and he left the day with his second loss of the basho. Lucky for him none of the three pursuers did any better, with especially Chiyotairyu looking pretty bad against Kotoshogiku. No less than 7 rikishi collected their kachikoshi today, making for a suddenly 10-strong 8-4 group hoping to chase down the leader from two behind. Among them is yokozuna Harumafuji, but he has arguably (and admirably) served his role for this basho now, helping the Kyokai avoid the first no-yokozuna tournament days in over 10 years, and it remains to be seen how hard he's going to go into his last three bouts. Also KK now: sekiwake Yoshikaze, who will extend his current sanyaku stint to 4 tournaments in Kyushu and be sekiwake back-to-back for the second time in his career. Mitakeumi took a crucial step towards maintaining the rank as well by avoiding his 7th loss against Shodai. Both komusubi do have 5-7 records now, Tamawashi after losing to Harumafuji and Tochiozan after defeating Ichinojo, but one can't rule them out, considering only maegashira opponents are still to come for both. Kotoshogiku's 8th victory now makes it very likely that he'll be staging a return to sanyaku, should any slot open up, and if he can win twice more I imagine he'll force his way in regardless. Onosho and Chiyotairyu may find themselves on the outside looking in despite their first-week festivities. (x) 1-5-6 Terunofuji O2 6-6 Mitakeumi S Yoshikaze 8-4 5-7 Tamawashi K Tochiozan 5-7 M1 Kotoshogiku 8-4 (x) 4-8 Hokutofuji M2 8-4 Onosho M3 Chiyotairyu 8-4 6-6 Shohozan M4 (x) 5-7 Shodai M5 Takakeisho 7-5 (x) 6-6 Ichinojo M6 (x) 6-6 Chiyonokuni M7 Ikioi 6-6 (x) M8 Takarafuji 7-5 (x) 8-4 Takanoiwa M9 Arawashi 8-4 It's Takakeisho for Goeido tomorrow, which could well end up as another dangerous battle for the leader as Takakeisho is capable of overwhelming just about everybody if things click for him in a bout. And in the musubi no ichiban we'll get Harumafuji against Yoshikaze, which tends to be a fun matchup. The bubble list in the lower maegashira ranks is slowly thinning out as guys either secure their ranking or pick up a definite demotion. The plus side of the ledger was filled by veterans Kaisei and Takekaze today - the latter sending Tokushoryu to his 10th loss, which now makes any survival impossible for the Kise-beya rikishi. The hot seat was immediately refilled again, though, courtesy of Yutakayama falling to makekoshi. Other action of the day saw Okinoumi helping himself by beating yusho-contending Takanoiwa, Ishiura finally finding a beatable opponent in suddenly struggling Daishomaru (4th straight loss from 7-1), and Nishikigi arguably losing twice to Chiyoshoma. The juryo crowd is slooowly making its way towards promotable records to fill all those slots that have been opening up. Aminishiki and Kotoyuki clinched kachikoshi today and remain in the virtual lead of the promotion queue. Ryuden lost his spot for now, however, and also had to yield his place atop the yusho race with a loss to Daiamami. And last not least both Myogiryu and Homarefuji were also successful and can continue to hope for a trip to the top division. Homarefuji is riding a 5-day winning streak and has moved himself up to 8-4 after his 0-3 start. M4 Ura 1-2-9 (?) ... (2) 3-9 Ishiura M10 Takekaze 5-7 (o) M11 M12 Sadanoumi 0-7-5 (x) (1) 5-7 Nishikigi M13 Kaisei 7-5 (o) M14 Okinoumi 6-6 (1) (x) 2-10 Tokushoryu M15 Yutakayama 4-8 (~) M16 --- J1 Myogiryu 6-6 (2) (1) 8-4 Aminishiki J2 Azumaryu 4-8 (x) (2) 7-5 Daiamami J3 Kotoyuki 8-4 (1) (x) 5-7 Kyokutaisei J4 (2) 8-4 Ryuden J5 Yamaguchi 5-7 (x) (~) 7-5 Kyokushuho J6 Homarefuji 8-4 (3) (x) 6-6 Hidenoumi J7 Kotoeko and Seiro had a would-be safety playoff today, won by the slender Sadogatake guy, but with the nebulous makushita situation I'm not going to declare him safe just yet - see the Natsu 2013 case detailed above for how things could still turn out. Gagamaru finally won one again after three losses in a row, and finds himself in the same limbo situation. (Did I just use Gagamaru and limbo in the same sentence?) And we're still not done as Terutsuyoshi was also victorious but can't quite be sure to stay either. Elsewhere the day brought losses all around for Osunaarashi, Kitaharima, Yago and Daiseido, capped by Kizenryu's unfortunate injury withdrawal. Off-day for high makushita again, but they arguably had a good day anyway as the overall situation looks a little bit more bleak for the juryo incumbents now. J7 Gagamaru 4-8 (?) J8 J9 Kotoeko 5-7 (?) (2) 4-8 Osunaarashi J10 J11 (3) 4-8 Kitaharima J12 Seiro 6-6 (1) (?) 7-5 Terutsuyoshi J13 Yago 5-7 (2) (1) 7-5 Daiseido J14 Kizenryu 6-6 (2) 4-2 Takagenji Ms1 Kitataiki 3-3 4-2 Tobizaru Ms2 5-1 Masunosho Ms3 Kizaki 3-3 Ms4 Akiseyama 3-3 4-2 Daishoho Ms5 Shimanoumi 4-2 ... 6-0 Mitoryu Ms14 Kizenryu's exit means we're needing a mandatory fill-in again each day, and Tobizaru gets the honours first. He's been placed in the most sensible matchup and will have the opportunity to pull Kitaharima back down to the unpaid ranks. Whether it'll be enough to earn promotion himself is a different matter though. Takagenji and Daishoho won't be sent up as they're already meeting head-to-head tomorrow, and it looks like Masunosho and Shimanoumi are also pencilled in for makushita opponents. That should mean that the Day 14 and 15 visitors will be two out of Kitataiki, Kizaki and Akiseyama. In addition juryo sees Osunaarashi and Gagamaru matched up tomorrow, while all the rest will be forced to deal with upper-juryo opponents.
  15. Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2017

    Ms17w Toyonoshima lost on Day 12. He is now 4-2. The last two Ms17's to finish 5-2 were both promoted to Ms10.
  16. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Oh man....... I am hoping for his intai for years..... He will be back in makuuchi..... so sad...
  17. After Day 12 Shimodahito joined the "100+ points Club". Good job! The sole Leader - Haidouzo kept his 1st place with 165 points. Gaijingai stormed back into Top-6 and landed on 2nd place with 145 points. ScreechingOwl climbed 2 spots from 5th to 3rd place with 144 points. Wamahada also climbed 2 spots from 6th to 4th place with 143 points. Shokikogi dropped from 2nd to 5th place with 142 points. Gurowake slid from 3rd to 6th place and rounded up Top-6 with 141 points. Tenshinhan went down from 4th place to the doorsteps of Top-6 with 131 points. WOW! The Gamers from 2nd till 6th place all are 1 point behind each other. What a competition! I like it! Here are the Overall Rankings after Day 12: After Day 12 Ranking Gamer D 1 D 2 D 3 D 4 D 5 D 6 D 7 D 8 D 9 D 10 D 11 D 12 Total 1 Haidouzo 17 0 26 27 29 0 0 15 0 34 17 0 165 2 Gaijingai 0 17 15 0 29 14 0 15 21 10 0 24 145 3 ScreechingOwl 17 17 15 23 29 0 0 13 10 0 20 144 4 Wamahada 14 11 16 19 0 0 13 14 21 0 15 20 143 5 Shokikogi 21 20 0 23 29 0 0 15 0 34 0 0 142 6 Gurowake 21 20 26 19 25 0 0 13 0 0 17 0 141 7 Tenshihan 21 11 0 23 25 0 0 17 34 0 0 131 8 Chishafuwaku 17 0 0 27 20 0 0 15 17 10 0 20 126 9 Jakusotsu 17 20 0 23 25 0 0 15 0 0 0 20 120 10 Benihana 20 0 15 27 0 0 0 0 21 34 0 0 117 11 McBugger 0 17 0 0 29 0 0 15 17 34 0 0 112 12 KikoCookie 6 0 15 19 29 0 13 9 0 17 0 108 13 Holleshoryu 17 10 0 14 29 0 13 13 0 10 0 0 106 14 Shimodahito 21 10 15 23 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 105 15 Jejima 20 0 15 19 0 0 0 15 22 10 0 0 101 16 Kishikaisei 11 7 0 23 0 14 0 13 21 10 0 0 99 16 Flohru 17 11 0 19 0 0 0 15 17 0 0 20 99 18 Katunazuma 21 17 0 14 29 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 98 19 Oshirokita 17 26 23 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 95 20 Suwihuto 0 11 15 23 0 0 0 0 0 20 20 89 21 Pitinosato 17 10 15 23 0 0 0 9 0 10 0 0 84 22 Kuroimori 17 11 16 23 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 81 22 Andrasoyamawaka 17 7 0 14 0 0 12 14 0 0 17 0 81 24 Sakura 20 17 15 14 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 80 25 Profomisakari 0 20 0 14 29 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 77 26 Pandaazuma 0 20 0 23 0 0 0 15 17 0 0 0 75 27 Achiyama 21 11 0 19 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 68 28 Kumanoyama 23 17 0 14 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 65 29 Mmikasazuma 17 15 19 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 64 30 Andonishiki 0 11 0 23 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59 31 Senkoho 21 0 0 19 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 56 32 Reijinguoshan 6 0 14 0 12 0 0 0 10 0 11 53 33 Tsubame 20 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 52 34 Wakatake 0 20 14 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 44
  18. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    I don't believe that O1w Goeido's (10-2) loss to M4e Shohozan (6-6) was anything more than a bump on the road to Yusho #2. He faces M5w Takakeisho (7-5) today. He will probably face M6e Ichinojo (6-6) on Day 14. If he wins both of those bouts, he will be 12-2 Y.
  19. BOUT TIME AKI 17

    D14 - 5 sec.
  20. Day 1 - another low scoring - 9 (27.3%) Gamers have scored points. Gaijingai and Jakusotsu achieved Golden Bonus points keeping the tradition alive. Congratulations! Here are the Points achieved on Day 12: Gamer Main pick Points GoBP Total Gaijingai Okonoumi 19 5 24 Jakusotsu Daeisho 15 5 20 Flohru Kaisei 20 0 20 Wamahada Kaisei 20 0 20 Suwihuto Kaisei 20 0 20 ScreechingOwl Kaisei 20 0 20 Chishafuwaku Kaisei 20 0 20 Reijinguoshan Endo 11 0 11 Shimodahito Endo 11 0 11 Achiyama Asanoyama 0 0 0 Profomisakari Chiyonokuni 0 0 0 Pandaazuma Asanoyama 0 0 0 Katunazuma Asanoyama 0 0 0 Jejima Takakeisho 0 0 0 Pitinosato Asanoyama 0 0 0 Haidouzo Asanoyama 0 0 0 Wakatake Takakeisho 0 0 0 Holleshoryu Tokushoryu 0 0 0 Andrasoyamawaka Daishomaru 0 0 0 Shokikogi Shodai 0 0 0 Kumanoyama Ichinojo 0 0 0 Sakura Shodai 0 0 0 Gurowake Asanoyama 0 0 0 Tenshihan Takakeisho 0 0 0 Benihana Asanoyama 0 0 0 Kuroimori Takakeisho 0 0 0 McBugger Shodai 0 0 0 Mmikasazuma Nishikigi 0 0 0 Kishikaisei Asanoyama 0 0 0 KikoCookie Asanoyama 0 0 0 Senkoho Shodai 0 0 0 Oshirokita Takakeisho 0 0 0 Andonishiki Takakeisho 0 0 0 Tsubame 0 0 0
  21. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Yep, I'll be cheering hard for Aminishiki to get that first career yusho and a return to makuuchi. Mean old Nishikigi had to spoil the party back in May
  22. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Exactly what I've been thinking... don't write Harumafuji off just yet! And Aminishiki... oh man, how I would love to see him get back to Makuuchi in style by winning the Juryo yusho! :)
  23. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    The gap has certainly narrowed between Goeido and Harumafuji, but going into day 12, there were three wrestlers trailing Goeido by two wins. If any of them had won their day 12 bouts, the gap would be even closer. But all three lost their bouts along with Goeido. So Goeido actually retained his 2 win cushion. With his win on day 12, Harumafuji, however, moved a little closer (in fact he is now technically in second place). The next few days will be critical for both men. Goedio has a nice cushion, but if he loses on days 13 or 14 (especially day 13 against Takakeisho), Harumafuji could ruin his yusho hopes with a win on the senshuraku. Something tells me the championship may not be decided until the the final bout of the final day, if not in a playoff. The 1996 tournament in Kyushu looks intriguing indeed (five sanyaku wrestlers finished with an 11-4 record). Any championship that is won with less than 12 wins is a little suspect imho (or am I just spoiled by Hakuho's impressive win records in recent years?). As for Aminishiki, he is now very much poised to win the Juryo championship which would make his return to the Top Division all the sweeter. I think many sumo fans are rooting for him!
  24. Winter jungyo 2017

    The full schedule for the final jungyo of 2017 has been released. Eight events take place around Japan's southern island of Kyushu, before the sumo year comes to an end with a trip to Okinawa for a couple of two-day events. By my count, that makes 78 jungyo days in total this year. December 3rd - Omura, Nagasaki December 4th - Goto, Nagasaki December 6th - Nogata, Fukuoka December 7th - Usa, Oita December 8th - Miyazaki, Miyazaki December 9th - Kumamoto, Kumamoto December 10th - Kagoshima, Kagoshima December 11th - Kitakyushu, Fukuoka December 13th/14th - Miyakojima, Okinawa December 16th/17th - Ginowan, Okinawa
  25. Videos -Wacky Aki 2017- Promo and Days 1-12

    What I hate most about macron romanization is that you can't know if kōri means こおり or こうり... I just use short vowels without even adding macrons though, because I'm lazy and people on this forum probably know how to pronounce them anyway
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