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    No, it's Go-away-do.
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    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!
  4. 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.
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    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"?
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    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.
  7. 2 points
    He looks appalling, swindled himself into makuuchi and is a disgrace to the name Aki-
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    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!
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    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.
  10. 2 points
    He's talking about Gueido, not Goueidou, so that could be the case.
  11. 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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    The Torikumi for the first two days is published. We're only waiting for Alexander to find the time to unlock the entry site. Because this has always been quite lately, we must only be patient and check this site before the deadline and tick the three tips for Day 1. Perhaps you can do a look into the torikumi and choose the right fights and so prepare your picks. The store closes on Sunday one hour before the start of the Makuuchi bouts. The title holder is the Hungarian lady Mmikasazuma. Let's see how well she does this time! Only the banzuke is still wrong. After the last basho I calculated it with Excel and published it here in the forum. Since on the game site is still the wrong banzuke, I put the actually valid here again. The sorting error to the disadvantage of Packamawashi, which me happened, I now have corrected. Excuse me please, Packamawashi-san! The points show clearly your right banzuke place. This is how the banzuke looks now: Pl Rank . . . . . . . Shikona. . . . . Sum .Proc. PVold PVnew .1 Yokozuna . . . . . Wamahada . . . . 270 .90,91 85,39 87,60 .2 Ozeki East . . . . Norizo . . . . . 239 .80,47 89,70 86,01 .3 Ozeki West . . . . Mmikasazuma. . . 297 100,00 70,06 82,04 .4 Sekiwake East. . . Packamawashi . . 258 .86,87 77,80 81,43 .5 Sekiwake West. . . Jakusotsu. . . . 275 .92,59 72,28 80,40 .6 Komosubi East. . . Chishafuwaku . . 227 .76,43 81,73 79,61 .7 Komosubi West. . . Mariohana. . . . 271 .91,25 71,64 79,48 .8 Maegashira 1 East. Ganzohnesushi. . . Kosho. . 73,46 73,46 .9 Maegashira 1 West. Achiyama . . . . 254 .85,52 73,51 78,31 10 Maegashira 2 East. Rikishimiezi . . 283 .95,29 66,00 77,71 11 Maegashira 2 West. Pitinosato . . . 254 .85,52 69,59 75,96 12 Maegashira 3 East. Susanoo. . . . . 229 .77,10 73,92 75,19 13 Maegashira 3 West. Torafujii. . . . 244 .82,15 69,77 74,73 14 Maegashira 4 East. Ruziklao . . . . 244 .82,15 69,71 74,69 15 Maegashira 4 West. Tainosen . . . . 222 .74,75 73,77 74,16 16 Maegashira 5 East. Jejima . . . . . 249 .83,84 64,24 72,08 17 Maegashira 5 West. Andonishiki. . . 205 .69,02 73,11 71,48 18 Maegashira 6 East. Anjoboshi. . . . 249 .83,84 63,13 71,41 19 Maegashira 6 West. Profomisakari. . 160 .53,87 83,03 71,37 20 Maegashira 7 East. Tenshinhan . . . 238 .80,13 62,01 69,26 21 Maegashira 7 West. Kyodaitimu . . . 183 .61,62 68,16 65,54 22 Maegashira 8 East. Kuroimori. . . . 187 .62,96 66,87 65,31 23 Maegashira 8 West. Holleshoryu. . . 152 .51,18 55,85 53,98 24 Maegashira 9 East. Kaiowaka . . . . 165 .55,56 47,65 50,81 25 Maegashira 9 West. Fujisan. . . . . 123 .41,41 46,65 44,55 26 Maegashira 10 East Ketsukai . . . . 151 .50,84 29,89 38,27 27 Maegashira 10 West Takanorappa. . . .93 .31,31 39,78 36,39 28 Maegashira 11 East Gaijingai. . . . 133 .44,78 29,54 35,63 29 Maegashira 11 West Gonzaburow . . . 120 .40,40 27,68 32,77 30 Maegashira 12 East Mukanibaru . . . .48 .16,16 31,84 25,57 31 Maegashira 12 West Suwihuto . . . . 108 .36,36 .New. 21,82 32 Maegashira 13 East Asameshimae. . . . Kosho. . 22,48 22,48 33 Maegashira 13 West Ilovetochinoshin . Kosho. . 18,60 18,60 Let’s go to start The sails are set. The game can begin. Let’s look forward to it. Profomisakari
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    I disagree. I believe he will struggle but finish 10-5. He is a Yokozuna, after all.
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    As of January 12, 2018 3:55 AM PST 20 Gamers have registered for 2018 Hatsu Basho. Will participate (20 Gamers): Achiyama Tenshinhan Sakura Chishafuwaku Pandaazuma Wakatake Jakusotsu Wamahada Profomisakari Tsubame Benihana Mmikasazuma ReaucherLax McBugger Gurowake Haidouzo Pitinosato Gailingai Andrasoyamawaka Gansekiiwa - Welcome back to TUG community! Thanks Everybody, who already registered, for your continuous support and commitment to play TUG. From the Gamers on 2018 Hatsu Banzuke yet to declare their status (submitting filled up Registration Form) are: Shokikogi Holleshoryu Flohru Katunazuma Jejima Oshirokita ScreechingOwl Senkoho Suwihuto Kishikaisei Fujisan Reijinguoshan Andonishiki KikoCookie Shimodahito Kuroimori Kumanoyama Joaoiyama San'enshohou - last time to avoid Banzuke-gai Best Regards, Achiyama
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    The "I" was a universal "I". Many are also not a fan of my Shikona spellings. I am controversial.
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    I said I wasn't a fan. I didn't say I wanted to make myself universally understood. Also, you can read Japanese better than 99.9% of the non-Japanese on this forum.
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    So how will I know if you mean singular or plural if I can't read Japanese? Yokozunas is also good. But a man has got to know..
  18. 1 point
    So you were happy when he went 1-14
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    What did akiseyama do to you? i like Chiyotairyu, Kotoshogiku, Gagamaru, And Goeido Alot, They are yokozuna in my hearts banzuke. orora ozeki. I don't like Kakuryu much, or kagayaki, and takagenji just sickens me
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    Another punishment for Harumafuji: he will have no yusho portrait presentation. It was planned at first that Isegahama-oyakata and Hakuho would be present at the kokugikan front door after the dohyo matsuri tomorrow for the presentation of the 2 recent yusho portraits, but it will be only Hakuho with his. And the unveiling ceremony before the start of makuuchi will also be just for Hakuho - Harumafuji's will be hanging already with all the others. http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2018/01/12/kiji/20180112s00005000336000c.html
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    But as soon as Taka becomes riji-cho, everybody gets 2 months off for a 2 weeks injury.
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    Oh, come on.. Sumo? Closed door secrets? Sure. Baseball. Football- Premier League. Basketball. At the highest levels, if it's bullying, steroids, touching young football players' penises by coaches- every sport has its secrets that everyone close knows about, including the press, including the names. It's not "sumo's traditional ways are coming apart." It's a world trend , from #metoo to Hollywood and politics as well - the world is changing. With anyone being able to become a reporter in a second with their mobile phones and Facebook , it's simply very hard to keep secrets anymore. This hypocritical tsk tsking about how deep sumo has fallen is total nonsense. No professional sport is devoid of secrets and closet skeletons. "Oh, but sumo is unlike any other sport!!". Oh. It sure isn't. The PEOPLE are like any other people with their egos and gluttony and boners and personal flaws and general mindset of "I am a star now so I report to no-one." Sumo has always been riddled with public scandals and probably many more behind the scenes ones which never reached General Public. As long as we're dealing with humans, it will never change.
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    Links to each SuperBanzuke game, mainly for my own benefit: Bench: http://benchsumo.sumogames.de/ Chain Gang: http://chaingang.sumogames.de/ DTS: http://tipspiel.sumofan.net/viewforum.php?f=1 Fantasy: http://www.sumotalk.com/fantasy-sumo.htm GTB: http://www.dichne.com/guess.htm Hoshitori: http://sumodb.sumogames.de/hoshi/ ISP: http://isp.sumogames.de/ Juryo: http://juryo.sumogames.de/ Paper Oyakata: http://pog.sumogames.jp/index_en.html Norizo Cup: http://norizo.sumogames.jp/index_e.html Bingo: http://obg.sumogames.jp/index_en.html Roto: http://rotosumo.sumogames.de/ JapanGuide: http://www.japanguide.info/sumo/index.html Toto: http://sekitoto.sumogames.de/Entry.aspx TTT: http://turnthetide.sumogames.de/ UDH: http://udh.seisa.de/ Oracle, Quad, Odd, Salary Cap: http://www.sumogames.de/Golynohana/ Most of these go to the root pages. Toto does not because the root page's links are all bad, pointing to sumogames.com and not .de, so I linked the entry form from which the links to the rest of the site actually work. "JapanGuide" is also known as "Sumo Game", but I refuse to use either of those words in describing any particular sumo game.
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    Pulling together the Harumafuji incident-related job changes, now that the Kyokai has finally updated the duties list after Takanohana's demotion has become official: FWIW, Takanohana's new post is just as meaningless as Isegahama's. Taka is joining Michinoku as a second leadership deputy here. And they appear to have named official replacements for their previous duties after all: Replacing Isegahama as head of the Osaka basho department is Kagamiyama, while Takanohana's jungyo chief job has been assigned to Kasugano who already was his interim replacement in the winter tour. In other news: Kasugayama (ex-Shotenro) has now also been added to this department. As was Nakamura (ex-Sadanofuji) at some point after his retirement in May, which hadn't been noted here in the thread before, so they're up to 16 members now.
  25. 1 point
    I dont have much to show for my return to the sumo game arena jun yusho in sekitori toto and 3rd in juryo game mean possibly my highest finish in the SB world championship since 2009 despite missing aki[virtually] The high point for me was my first yusho in "Sumo game" A 'juryo yusho,yes' but it was a yusho to make me smile... For the first time in many years I kept tabs match by match and although a 4 way decider made it look close,I can tell you at no point did I look like losing...Not only did I score more than my opponent and my fellow leaders but I scored the daily high 9 points only Takekaze let me down... And today I walked on my right leg for the first time since my accident aswell....Its still painful and I need one crutch but thats a big improvement in a short time[3 and half months] Thanks all of you for you encouragement...