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  1. Washuyama

    Day 12 results and day 13 pairings

    Is it normal for someone ranked as low as M14 to go against an ozeki? I know he wouldn't if he wasn't in yusho contention. I wasn't surprised to see him go against a Komusubi. I could even see a Sekiwake, but for an M14, and a shinyumaku, going against the #2 guy on the banzuke? Just doesn't seem right to me.
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    Will be attending on Friday

    I will be attending on the basho Friday for day 13. Since I wasn't sure I'd be able to get off work, I wasn't able to get a ticket early. I know they have general admission tickets for sale the day of... I just checked the NSK page and see they still have seats available for the Arena A, B and C area. Will I be able to get those at the KK on the same day?? I plan on getting to the KK early in the morning, as I'd like to catch all the divisions bouts. I'd actually like to meet those of you who will be attending, just to say "Hi." I'm pretty sure the number of Gaijin (or anyone else for that matter) present for the Mae-zumo/Jonokuchi bouts can't be that numerous... Last time I went to a match was at the old KK when Kitanoumi and Wajima were the reigning yokozuna, so I'm a little rusty. Really excited... but rusty. Really looking forward to that sweet smell... (In a state of confusion...)
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    Will be attending on Friday

    I should be OK... I'm pretty sure I could outrun him.. or I'll just henka him (Henka!!!)
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    Will be attending on Friday

    "Who knows you might even see Dewanoumi oyakata at the ticket wicket.... " If that happens, I'll let out a little giggle and him your best.. :) You'd think he'd get angry if I ask for a picture with me??
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    Rikishi Talk Day 10 Aki Basho 2007

    Does that mean what I think it means?? ;-)
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    How will Aminishiki finish?

    What is everyone's prediction on how Aminishiki will finish no that he has his KK. He has to meet all the ozeki and Hakuho this week. Not to mention Wakanosato tomorrow, who he's never beaten. My guess is 12-3. He'll take at least one from the ozeki and maybe end up with jun-yusho... My Goeido guess is 11-4. Just for FYI, a makuuchi yusho has not been won by a shinyumaku since ex-Sekiwake Ryogoku, with a 9-0-1, in May 1914.
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    Kaio speculation and Kaio vs. Osh popularity

    I think Takanohana I would have been a strong yokozuna in the 70s.... if he would have put on 10-15 kg.
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    KaioU - dai-ozeki?

    The crowd sure gave a large applause when Kaio won. He's now tied with Musashimaru for 4th all time with 706 wins. Kinda puts him in an exclusive group. Is there such a thing as a Dai-Ozeki?? (Enjoyable TV program...)
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    Rikishi Talk Day 8 Aki Basho 2007

    Aminishiki (8-0) over Tochinonada ----------------------------------------- "Perhaps I've come to a point when I should stop the losing streaks against them." Isn't that a novel idea... (Clapping wildly...)
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    Rikishi Talk Day 7 Aki Basho 2007

    I hope we see this quote again in January... (Whistling...)
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    KaioU - dai-ozeki?

    IMHO Even the word "great" is hard to define in this argument... If they were truly great they would/should have made yokozuna.
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    Day 6 results and day 7 pairings

    I figure/guessed 5... Tochiozan, Roho, Aminishiki, Chiyotaikai and Hakuho... Looks like neither one of us knew what we wre talking about..... :-)
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    Day 7 Pics - Aki 2007

    What happened to this guy (Takanowaka)? Seriously, from the database he looks like he used to be a pretty solid sekitori, with even a jun-yusho. Were his injuries that bad??
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    Kaio speculation and Kaio vs. Osh popularity

    My point, I guess, was Kotooshu hasn't "proven himself" enough. He's been Ozeki for a little over a year and has done very little to get any lee-way. Is Kaio past his prime? Yes. Should he retire? Probably. But he has been successful enough in his long career to be granted the option to retire when he wants. Kotooshu is young enough that he has enough time to become a good/great ozeki (or yokozuna... doubt it, though.) Maybe in 2015 be in the SF thread for who are the greatest rikishi of all time.
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    Kaio speculation and Kaio vs. Osh popularity

    ... and have over 700 wins. :-) That and the fact that when Kotooshu entered sumo, Kaio had been an ozeki for over two years and in that 2+ yrs had 9 basho as an ozeki with 10+ wins including 2 yusho and 3 jun-yusho.
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    Wajima-Takanohana bout

    I agree... I used to love the "little guy" matches too, like Asahikuni/Washuyama or Masuiyama/Wakamisugi (prior to their promotions to ozeki and yokozuna respectively)
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    Kensho Standings (Aki 2007)

    It looks like Goeido still hasn't figured out how to receive the kensho from the gyoji yet. It was the second time he started the hand motions too early... I guess they don't practice that at keiko... :-)
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    KaioU - dai-ozeki?

    .....it all falls on personal opinion. And THAT is what makes this so much fun. Who's to say who's right and who's wrong?? It's all opinion...
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    Tochifuji Katsutake

    I remember reading about this in Takamiyama's book. Between Haru and Natsu 1967, the NSK reduced the number of rikishi in Juryo from 36 to 26, Eliminating Juryo 14-18. Therefore you could have lost sekitori status and fallen to makushita even with KK. Takamiyama told the story of how much pressure he was under as he had to achieve a 10-5 just to remain in Juryo (He did get the 10-5.) He was ranked at the bottom of Juryo for both basho, J-18E in Haru and J-13E in Natsu. Oops.... wasn't quick enough...
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    Day 6 results and day 7 pairings

    I figure/guessed 5... Tochiozan, Roho, Aminishiki, Chiyotaikai and Hakuho... Roho will eat sand. I guess Roho wasn't that hungry... ;-)
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    KaioU - dai-ozeki?

    I have no argument against Takanohana... He was one of my favorites as a child. I remember wasting an entire roll of film when he was leaving the KK one day. Thought I was getting some great close-ups.. Unfortunately a 110 camera with no flash does not take very good photos.. (Shaking head...) Sorry.... (Holiday feeling...)
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    Who will win it?

    That would be very rare indeed.... Only two makuuchi yuso have been taken with an 11-4 in the past 35 yrs. Musashimaru, Kyushu 1996 and Tochiazuma I in 1972... Interesting note... In the aforementioned 1996 Kyushu basho, Tochiazuma II was a shinyumaku and went 10-5.
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    Day 6 results and day 7 pairings

    I figure/guessed 5... Tochiozan, Roho, Aminishiki, Chiyotaikai and Hakuho...
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    Although most of my memory of him was before he was a yokozuna, Chiyonofuji was one of the masters of the pre-bout stare/glare...
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    "respect his butt wiggle???" (Holiday feeling...)