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  1. 4 points
    No, it's Go-away-do.
  2. 3 points
    Salvê (Hi!) my dears! In any individual sport we all have a personal ranking with some sweethearts and the guys we hate/dislike. I see long discussions here, where people do impressive acrobatic argumentations, but in the end those discussions are just about users defending their favorite rikishis or attacking the dislike ones. How about we all be honest and open our “heart´s banzuke”? (again, sorry about my shitty English, I´m will (not) try to gambarize and improve) This is mine banzuke; it's a combination between skills admiration and well…Nonsense. Yokozuna east Ichinojo: Yes, the big boy is my favorite rikishi. I know, I know…He is hopeless. But the man is such a character! The tribal background and the "gentle giant" type just stole my hart. I think Big Jo is the coolest rikishi ever. It’s a hard guy to cheer but he always fouls me and gives me the false impression that someday he will be sticked by a bee and turn in to an unstoppable yorikiri machine! Yw Kaisei: Got to support my homie from São Paulo! Amassa esses puto, Rica! Oe Hakuho: If you love sumo you got to love the GOAT. Mothafucka nails every efficient kimarite. Maybe he is not the perfect hinkaku zuna but shit…I´m crazy about the Hak. I guess the extra pushes are some kind of bok heritage, he just have to crush the opponents to the ground, I mean... You cant stop a train in 5 secs, I have seeing he doing this in keiko against makushita boys, so I guess its just his way of mastering the ring…Long live to the boss, the dohyo´s devil, Mr. Monkhbatin Davaajargal. Ow Oooonoooshoooo: How awesome is this kid? Baby face, red mawashi and fuzzy sumo! Se Takakeisho: Pretty much the same. The little ball of fury! His bout against the Hak was my favorite of 2017. Sw Yoshikaze; until I saw an enterwiew with him I was thinking if he´s got some kind of retardation or something. Spirit, technique, puffy eyes and blood. That’s it. Yoshi always deliver fun! I Love the guy. Ke Kotoshogiku; Back stretch, salt toss and gaburigaburigaburi! Hope Giku just keep on doing his thing for long time. Who cares about rankings anyway? Kw Terunofuji: Monster power, Terunossaurus Mongoliensis. The man is zuna´s material and that knee is a shame for sumo lovers… Me1 Tochinoshin: He looks like a dock´s worker from the Baltic Sea. But loading fat japanese men instead cargo. Unfortunately the knee, the damn knee… Mw1 Sakokurai: The slick mongolchinese man. He is always a dangerous guy to fight. Not so much power but many many tricks. Me2 Daeishomaru: I don’t know why I cheer for him…I guess its feel like watching a giant baby being beat by rikishis, so I cheer to him just…you know…Don’t get himself broken there… Mw2 Ura: just the same, but with a baby girl (because of the mawashi). A giant baby girl on meth and speed, running around the dohyo. Awesome. Me3 Tamawashi: What I like in him it´s a thing we in Brasil call “catimba”… I really like the way he does a lot of mattas and stuff like that to mess with opponents heads before the bout, his oshi isn´t so bad too… Mw3 Oosunarashi: Bald, hairy and egypcian. What else we can ask from a rikishi? Me3 Chyotaryu: Bam! Bout is over. Love his “all in” style. Well actually I can do this all way to higher makushita, but I guess this is enough BS! I really have a Burajirotono banzuke in my head and I always cheer for one of the guys. Every bout. (except on Chiyoshouma-arawashi bouts. That bout just freaks me out). What about my dislikes? I hate nobody but I don’t like Kisenosato and Endo. Kise because he is Hak nemesis (I cant see any sumo fan liking them both), I will die thinking his second yusho was yaocho. He could be a great ozeki but they made him a shitty yokozuna. Endo gets much more kensho than he deserves for his mediocre sumo, when i sayed to my girlfriend that he is consider beautiful in japan she laughted her shit off; "no way, they all look the same, fuck". Endo just bothers me. That’s all folks! Ichinojooooo gambateeeeeeeeeee!
  3. 2 points
    It's not any given day this time. He seems to be surprisingly preoccupied with the YDC's demand that he do "better looking sumo befitting of a Yokozuna". He mentioned it countless times in the last few days and says he wants to change that. A little hesitation at the tachiai and Oonoshou will be all over him.
  4. 2 points
    I used to be a fan of Kotooshu, but now I'm past the fandom phase of my enjoyment of sumo. I would, however, like to see a trans-temporal Super-Sekitori banzuke made up of the 70-something Yokozuna達 (sorry, Mr. D, not a fan of the Latin plural), with the pecking order established by a massive fully-meshed round-robin tournament with the rikishi at their respective primes. So, in no particular (or fathomable, for that matter) order, Hakuho, Asashoryu, Takanohana, Akebono, Musashimaru, Chiyonofuji, Kitanoumi, Wajima, Futabayama, etc. Or, even better, add all the Ozeki to the mix and you also get a Meta-Makushita division as a bonus. Maybe the more numerically inclined members of the forum could pull out their miraculous ELO rating calculators and attempt a quick-and-dirty "ORDER BY"?
  5. 2 points
    The ones I cheer for right now are are Hokutofuji (#1), Kisenosato, Tochinoshin, Osunaarashi, Kagayaki, and Mitoryu. I tend to favour power and agression, and am not so much a fan of backpeddling and pulling, though Osu can be guilty of that sometimes. My top stable is Naruto, as Kotooshu was a favourite of mine, and I'm cheering on his 4 rikishi as they start out. I've also heard news of him trying more recently developed training methods, which I hope will prove superior to the status quo. The two rikishi I dislike are Kotoyuki and Takagenji. To me they seem to have an arrogant aura (Takagenji especially, as other rikishi have clearly noticed). Pretty much everyone else I'm indifferent about.
  6. 2 points
    He looks appalling, swindled himself into makuuchi and is a disgrace to the name Aki-
  7. 2 points
    Given the matchups for the three Yokozunas, the heat is definitely on! On any given day, Hakuho should be able to handle Onosho. But the other two Yokozunas will definitely have their hands full. My concern is that if persistent injuries and nerves affect their performances and they end up losing their Day 1 bouts, it will be a serious setback to their confidence levels. Then again, if they end up winning, that will be a big confidence boost! The way torikumi are decided follow a basic principle that has IMHO worked well over the years. This will be a pivotal tournament for Kisenosato and Kakuryu. Let's see if they still have some Yokozuna left in them!
  8. 2 points
    In addition, structures around the injured area of an athlete's knee are stronger and more protective and that will help promote faster healing. Other factors encouraging faster healing in athletes are that they're usually young and are more motivated during rehab. On the other hand, torn ACLs are very serious injuries and no matter what advantages athletes may have during the healing process, recovery can still take a very long time. And because their careers are dependent on recovery, there is a natural tendency for athletes to want to begin competition again before the recovery process is complete. Even after full recovery, their ACLs endure much more stress than those of the average person. Because of that reason, the chance of re-injury is higher. My concern about Ura is even if he returns to sumo with a completely healed ACL, his unorthodox style, while extremely entertaining and effective, could cause further injury. I hope I'm wrong.
  9. 2 points
    He's talking about Gueido, not Goueidou, so that could be the case.
  10. 2 points
    Go to the hospital. Now. Not eating or drinking for 5 days is not a good sign. Go now.
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  12. 1 point
    He's making me happy ever since - he made me find the criteria for dislike
  13. 1 point
    My top rank - favorite rikishi who stay there and won't get demoted - for a long time was occupied by Hakuho alone, since he became ozeki - I still remember having been the only enthusiastic Hakuho fan on the SML among the blue wolf pack as he was promoted to yokozuna. Ichinojo took the top spot from him as he stormed into makuuchi, and it has stayed this way ever since. Nobody else has made it into that category so far, and Hakuho did everything he could to have him stay 2nd, regardless how bad Ichinojo performed. The 2nd group of rikishi, those I really like, has a bit more fluctuation - at present it contains Toyonoshima, Aminishiki, Yoshikaze, Onosho, Hokutofuji, Asanoyama, Ishiura, Enho, Shodai, Ikioi, Chiyonokuni, Satoyama in no particular order. The 3rd group of rikishi I simply like are as of this basho - also without further ranking: Kakuryu, Takayasu, Kisenosato (one of the newest in this group), Mitakeumi, Chiyotairyu, Okinoumi, Tochiozan, Myogiryu, Shohozan, Abi, Nishikigi, Ryuden, Yutakayama, Kyokutaisei, Homarefuji, Osunaarashi, Takanosho, Kotoeko, Ura, Terutsuyoshi, Kitaharima, Wakamotoharu, Shonannoumi, Wakatakakage, Amuru, Wakatakamoto, Keitenkai, Midorifuji, Nishikifuji, Itadaki, Chiyodaigo, Tokuda, Baraki, Urutora, new: Torakio, and ex-Asayamabana (forgot the new name) The next group are those I like a bit, maybe about 100, then those I don't care about, nearly all others and at last those I dislike: This is defined for me as: I want them to lose, to go makekoshi, to drop down as far as possible. For years this rank was reserved for Akiseyama - the only other before him there was the late ex-Kasugayama. But with recent developments, I have decided to put Takanoiwa, Takagenji and Takayoshitoshi in there for the moment. Takakeisho I have only demoted from simply like to don't care.
  14. 1 point
    YoshiXTaka, HokutoXKaku, KiseXSato... OMG, cant wait!
  15. 1 point
    Just over a day to go and I made my decision, I'll go with stream.me, pretty stable, nice quality, with a chatroom as well, you'll find my channel there. See you guys on Sunday :)
  16. 1 point
    Ikenobo had a wide show appearance today and said on Goody Goodday that she was deeply hurt by the severe bashing she's experiencing in the media - for having spoken those foul words about THE ONE. o o o o She forgot that she's living in Japan, where nobody may go unpunished who in public denigrates the saviour of Japanese sumo Edit: about 1 hour, her interview mixed with other sumo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpIhW4MeTBU&t=4m2s
  17. 1 point
    Brilliant! This is the most excited ive been before a Grand Tournament in years! For what its worth, and I don't claim that is much at all, I'm expecting the three Yokozunae to triumph on day 1 and do well in this honbasho. Obviously I'm just guessing that they are over their injuries - based on hope not inside knowledge. I'm looking forward to Gueido - Ichinojo. Gueido has been the most consistent and seems "on the verge" of a breakthrough and I'm intrigued to see how an even larger Inchinojo is going to capitalise on further weight "advantage". So exciting!
  18. 1 point
    Wakaichiro having his hair straightened, presumably to prepare for receiving his first mage: "After" presumably to come in a few minutes... Edit: More than a few minutes, but here we are.
  19. 1 point
    Just thought this was interesting. This picture banzuke for the upcoming basho with Inousuke pictured in the middle - now available online at shop.kokugikan Even with pending demotion/suspension I am guessing his name is on the itabanzuke as well?
  20. 1 point
    Abi MK Mitakeumi MK Onosho 9 Takanosho MK Aminishiki MK Akinohana MK Daishoryu MK Ichiyamamoto MK Ryuko MK Ryuden MK Akua MK TB: 5
  21. 1 point
    I'm planning on trying out a whole new bunch of games in 2018, both Superbanzuke and "minor league". 1-5: Pandaazuma 6-10: Norizo 11-20: ScreechingOwl 21-40: Jejima 41-80: Achiyama 81-120: Profomisakari 121-200: Kintamayama Riff-raff: McBugger
  22. 1 point
    Hi, I've been swamped this year-end so I haven't had a chance to prepare the entry form. FAWL will be taking a one basho break (one basho only - promised). Neko
  23. 1 point
    I guess Kakuryu is going kyujo, then...
  24. 1 point
    Well, 31 wins was just not convincing enough. In these three basho you finished 11/48, 15/52 and 5/48, which is quite good but not overwhelming. Scores (kekka) in SalaryCap are generally higher than e.g. in Sumo Game or Bench Sumo where 31 wins are (usually) enough for an Ozeki promotion. If we start to promote Sekiwake with only 31 wins we soon might have a flood of Ozeki and Sanyaku will be crowded like on Norizo Cup Banzuke in the early years when every Tom, Dick and Harry occupied such a spot (e.g. in Hatsu'08 M13w was the lowest rank in Makuuchi). Thus the barrier for promotion is 33 wins in three consecutive Basho (at least two of them in Sanyaku). This was also the condition when Gusoyama was running the game and compiled the Banzuke until Aki'12. To make a long story short, 11-4 in Hatsu'08 definitely will be enough for promotion, 10-5, i.e. 32 wins, might be considered under certain circumstances (depending on the overall standings). Good luck, Panda! Ganzohnesushi
  25. 1 point
    what happens when sekitori win at kid sumo.