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    Baruto, Kotooshu, Kaio
  1. Kotobaru

    Yaocho by mobile scandal-

    The right one should be with the manners of NSK: A: We'll prohibit the use of all sort of telephones for sekitori, so this could be the similar measure as with the driving of a car.
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    Yaocho by mobile scandal-

    However gloomy, this idea sounds realistic. Disagree-will never happen. Everything will be done so as not to lose face. Sumo will survive-it's gone through worse. Could you be more specific, what was that worse? In general I agree that the Sumo will not disappear, but I feel like it will be never the same again. I hadn't this feeling with Asashoryu scandals on football and rambling, neither with gambling. So this time it is different. The Basho wasn't cancelled before ... BTW, thanks to all who provided to this thread, specially to translators! (Lifting weights...)
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    Day 13 results and day 14 pairings

    Ozeki's first Basho has usually been not so good. All this promotion events and media attention ... He has said it that he is just exhausted. Probably now working out result of dobule digits and not much power left for quality sumo.
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    Two days of keiko

    I'll come with my wife to visit this Basho's second week. Now I got some hints what to bring with me from Estonia as presents for Baruto (Shaking head...) I just hope I'll have a change to visit heya and give this presents over and get some fotos done with Baruto. Is there somebody to give us helping hand? Sorry, bit of off topic!
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    Baruto's finish at Haru-Basho

    It's time now before the last day, when everything comes clear, to close this poll. 23 respondents gave the overwhelming 78% for Baruto to be promoted to Ozeki after this Basho and with 13-1 result it should be sure for now. The Yusho is still theoretically possible and if this surprise shall happen, 2 wizards can claim to know the future better than all the rest. 3 pessimists out of us, who gave no hope for Baruto's immediate promotion, can still be right if promotion committee finds some strange reason to refuse to Baruto. In conclusion, good Basho for Baruto and we shall start to wait for 1st Big Yusho (Juryo is not counting anymore).
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    The new Baruto

    This is really good news! Let start to celebrate! (Cheers...) :-S (Blinking...) But hope that he can wait with it until senshuraku! (Bart...) => (Crowned...)
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    Baruto's finish at Haru-Basho

    This stat was actually the inspiratior for this poll. Sure there is no precedent and as I said above that's close to impossible but over the time customs change and I just wanted to see what thoughts are running around in the heads of forumers. So everybody are free to think outside of the box ...
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    The new Baruto

    One can easily be Tokitenku if he continues to be in Yusho race and the other should be Kotoshogiku. If Toki does start losing than anybody else.
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    Baruto's finish at Haru-Basho

    10 years ago last Sekiwake got the Yusho and now here is one real contender from Sekiwake rank once again. Could Baruto concentrate himself at the end of Basho to reach even higher goal than Ozeki promotion? If this could happen can he repeat it at Natsu Basho? And become first ever Ozeki to be promoted to Yokozuna just after one Basho. It's close to impossible but who is first here to say it?
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    Day 7 Pics - Haru 10

    It's the young figure skaters training process before they get skates and see the ice ...
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    The new Baruto

    At some point of basho Baruto gets overconfident with his result and loses his concentration to details, then being old-Baruto with rude techniques and simplistic tactics. Last Basho it was against Toyonoshima and it was the same today. He can't win everybody with the same thrusts to throat as he did in previous matches. But good is to see the intensity ;-)
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    The new Baruto

    Who compared Baruto with elephant? He proved today that he is relative of kangaroos.
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    Juryo/makushita demotion/promotion boundary

    Plus there is Shirononami at J7w with 5-10. Tokushinho IMO is already out of Juryo despite his result of last day.
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    New Recruits for Haru 2009

    Nice idea. Unfortunately, there already is a Rikishi fighting under that name (Naruto heya), so he'll probably get a new Shikona or we'll see one of these prefix/suffix adjunctions. Maybe something like this (???): 大山本 (Oyamamoto) Not big deal, at one point there were two Mori's compeating at the same time. But also Motoyamamoto can be a good friend for Yamamotoyama ;-)
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    New Recruits for Haru 2009

    Yamamotoyama shall be accompanied with Yamamoto ;-)