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  1. Washuyama

    See you ...

    :-O Ditto... (Clapping wildly...) (Sad goodbyes...) See ya for Kyushu...
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    Kyushu '07 Prognostications

    I haven't taken the time to try to make a guess yet, so probably shouldn't throw stones, but... The only issue I see after a first glance is: Mae_9E: Wakanohou JW1 (10-5) Mae_9W: Kakizoe MW16 (9-6) Mae_11E: Yoshikaze MW15 (10-5) I think Yoshikaze would be above both. Other than that, it's plausible... Hope to have mine finished today...
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    Signature test

    :-O he stole my adoptee Takakiho Didn't intend to steal.... (Tears forming...) Went searching through about 250 profiles on Doitsuyama's site looking for any sumotori who's shusshin is near where I live (Yokota AB). Fussa and Akishima are the nearest and Takakiho is from Akishima. Actually, I'm glad to hear he is one of your adoptees as I know there will be plenty of pics of him to collect... What're the odds?? 700ish sumotori and I pick one of yours... (Clapping wildly...)
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    Rikishi Talk Senshuraku Aki Basho 2007

    I think it was precisely because she never played that game that she, and the rest of the council, were selected. She's a lot more than just a fan though. Outside of a few sumo authors and journalists, there are very few writers who have done more to promote interest in sumo in Japan, both in print and on TV. I don't think this was a shot at Ms Uchidate (then again, it may have been and I just missed it), but the comment that Hahuho should have done better than 13-2 holds more weight coming from someone who actually did go zensho seven times. I also think Chiyonofuji understands that Hakuho is capable of going undefeated, with or without Asashoryu, should not accept a 13-2 as good enough. I bet he demands alot from his deshi but expects a yokozuna to only be satisfied with perfection.
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    Gaijins, Japanese Hopes, and the Wall, part 5

    I knew that... (Whatever above, it is funny...)
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    Could Baruto refuse promotion?

    ...except that if he does well in Juryo there is no chance he'll face Sanyaku... As we saw just a few days ago with Goeido, if you do well in Makuuchi, you get to see Yokozuna and Ozeki on the other side of the dohyo from you... Not good for recuperating. A healthy Baruto could hold his own, but that's sumo...
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    Gaijins, Japanese Hopes, and the Wall, part 5

    Don't forget Kotooshu...
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    September 24 topics

    (Whatever above, it is funny...) Does anybody else think it's funny that Hakuho refers to "youngsters?" If I'm not mistaken, he's the 5th or 6th youngest rikishi in Makuuchi.
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    Too bad he will never get to Noseki... That was bad... (Yusho winner...) Funny, but bad.. (Showing respect...)
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    Rikishi Talk Senshuraku Aki Basho 2007

    I don't see anyone complaining about these comments. I hope you people who hate Uchidate remember this moment. If she had said the same thing, everyone would have jumped all over her. PS: I second Kinta's thanks for these posts, Jonosuke. (Yusho winner...) They're great! While I'm at it... Thanks also to Kinta for his contributions as well. (Showing respect...) I think since Kokonoe/Chiyonofuji has "walked the walk" he is allowed to "talk the talk." But I would say those comments coming from anyone but Chiyonofuji, Kitanoumi or VERY few others, would have been inappropriate....
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    Asa in hot water-thread 2

    It seems alot more intelligently written than most western stories on sumo... re: the canadian article from a couple weeks ago...
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    Day 15 results, yusho and sansho

    Pretty sad that a 10-5 gets you the O1E slot... I expected better from Taikai and Kotooshu...
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    Aran-Tosayutaka Vid

    I just posted this to Youtube from my visit the other day. Quality's not so good reduced from 250MB to 2MB
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    Rikishi Talk Day 14 Aki Basho 2007

    Ooooh, is he taking a dig at Asashoryu? The cheeky devil! :-O I believe the precedent has been set that he must play soccer with kids before he's allowed to go home... (Laughing...)
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    Day 14 lower division results

    Awwww... Isn't it cute.. Hopefully it'll grow up to be a nice ochio.. ;-)
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    Day 7 oshidashi M2e Washuyama 3-4 (6-9) Darn it... He beat me!
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    Thoughts/ramblings on my day 13 visit to the KK

    I agree.. Watching in person, you also realize the younger rikishi are just kids... Playing around in the hanamichi.. I saw one of the blue-jacketed ex-rikishi (looked familiar but couldn't remember his name.. ex-maegeshira) point at one of the jonkuchi's chest and when he looked down, got his nose "flipped".... Silly little things like that don't make it on TV remind me why I love sumo. Heck, when I was a kid, my dream was to be a sumotori. Glad I didn't pursue THAT one.... At 39 yrs old, I'm only 5'6" and less than 60kg... I wouldn't even have made a good Teppo pole... :-P
  18. Had a great time on my first live viewing of sumo since 1978. Got there at 7:00 a.m. Was second in line for tickets. Couldn't decide weather to get the cheaper, general admission, seats or the more expensive reserve seats.. By the time I chose to go cheap, it was almost 8:30 when the ticket window opened and I was then 10th in line (Would've been first if I stayed in the reserved line) Anyway, got my ticket at abou 8:40 and entereed the gates. I think recognized the ticket-taker as ex-Masudayama, but not sure. The bouts didn't start til 1025 so I had some time to kill. Went in the sumo museum and then watched the yobidashi prepare the dohyo. Then it happened.... A couple of the younger deshi walked past and I got a whiff of that bintsuke... I was instantly 9 years old again. I must've been grinning like the Cheshire Cat (look at the crazy gaijin...). Went and sat next to the east hanamichi to watch the early bouts. I think I know why young Tsuzuranuki hadn't fought this basho... A terrible cough was echoing from the hanamichi and I am only assuming it was him... Sat there through Sandanme when I went and took my seats in the rear of the balcony and watched the rest of the bouts. Sat directly above (waaay above, last row) the west corner as I wanted to get a good view of Robocop's pre-bout ritual. Enjoyed the rest of the bouts, but was fighting exhaustion as I had to work all night prior and had been awake over 24hrs. The yobidashi... The first one had a nice voice announcing the bouts, as did the 3rd one.... The second one was having....er.. problems... I was trying not to laugh because he couldn't have been older than 16. Also on the Baruto Mono-ii... Looked like Chiyonofuji and Takanona were not really in agreement and had a fairly long conversation. Sorry for rambling, but I warned you. :)
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    Sumo World

    Kita... Koto.... Oops.... Apparently Clyde Newton proofread my post as well....
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    Sadogatake trip to Israel- New wrap-up video

    That is an awesome video!!! They looked like they had a good time and were true ambassadors. Maybe one of those kids being thrown around by Kotooshu will be the first Israeli sekitori... Much props to you, Kintamayama... Looked like you were having fun too...
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    Sumo World

    Well, I bought the Sept issue of SW yesterday while I was at the KK. I'll try toanswer some of the questions above and then give my impressions. Also comparing it to the old, Andy Adams SW (I have every issue from 11/74 - 7/86.) Editorial Staff listed: Clyde Newton-Editor and Publisher; Andy Adams-Associate Editor (wonder if this is just honorary as I didn't see any (AA) comments listed); Ryo Hatano-Senior Editor (How old is he now?); Shinobu Suzuki, Lora Sharnoff, David Meisenzahl, Mark Newton and Tom Quinn-Staff Columnists; Clyde Newton-Photographer; Clyde Newton and Shinobu Suzuki-Translators. It has a website listed (www.sumoworld.com) but when I checked, it didn't exist. Iteresting note-In the subscription info, it says "Please do not send checks addressed in any other way other than Clyde Newton" <--Struck me as suspicious My impressions: - The color photos look good compared to the B&W pics in the old version. - The "news" isn't really news anymore with the internet - Saw three or four errors when I started reading. Appears to be just a lack of proofreading. Example: on Mickey's promotion- "Koto is six months older than former Ozeki Tochiazuma, four years older than Asashoryu, and nine years younger than Hakuho.????? (Hakuho doesn't look 40) - One good thing stood out was the article on Kitazakura's death considering it happened so close to the start of the basho... Nice article and two pages long... With the customary inclusion of his Tegata. - Interesting article on ex-Ozeki Kagamiiwa - Oldest to be promoted to Ozeki - He was 34 upon promotion. Topical with Kotomitsuki's promotion. - It has the day-to-day results of the previous basho, but I prefer the Hoshitori-hyo of the old version. Overall impression: Not bad... Not as good as the old version, but not bad. I won't get a subscription, but I'll probably pick it up when I attend the Tokyo bashos I know I began rambling, as usual, but I hope this answers some of the questions.
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    Although he lost, Aran looked very impressive. I thought he was going to knock Tosayutaka's head off. After the bout, Tosayutaka was reeling from the flurry of Aran's strikes. :-P
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    Aki Basho 2007, Pics of Day 13

    Fay Does Aran always fight like that?? That was one of the most brutal bouts I've ever seen. He makes Chiyotaikai look like he's playing patty-cake. BTW, I saw you snapping away... Boy was I jealous from my 2100 yen seats... (You are going off-topic...)
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    The only question I had was the area of Goeido's mawashi Ama had in his grip.... I thought grabbing this part of the mawashi was a no-no.... for good reason (insert falsetto scream here)!!
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    I agree with Kintamayama... To use a boxing analogy... If the opportunity for a knockout presents itself, do you jab? If Ama would have just tried to push him out, there is the possibility Goeido could have recovered and gained a more favorable position.