Gusoyama

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About Gusoyama

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  1. Gusoyama

    Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    In my couple of years away from the sport, did they change the kyujo rules for Ozeki again? Holy cow, it looks like a basho from the 1990s.
  2. Count me as being on the Geek bandwagon. Has anyone thought about the (extremely low odds) possibility of there being zero Ozeki in Natsu?
  3. Gusoyama

    Nagoya 2014 Discussion Thread

    Takamisakari, of course. I think Robo's heat was different, he was a clown for most fans, and I don't think many expected him to become an Ozeki. Endo's support seems more like Takanohana's kind of support to me.
  4. Gusoyama

    Nagoya 2014 Discussion Thread

    On the one hand, I want Hakuho to win the yusho because he is simply otherworldly. On the other hand, I want Kotoshogiku to win because he's my favorite rikishi. How many more times does Goeido have to have see-saw bashos before we can anoint him as the next Wakanosato? He can be astoundingly good at times, but some days he is very pedestrian. Speaking of pedestrian, I hope Endo can turn things around next basho, I love the amount of excitement he brings to the people watching. I honestly can't remember the last time I've seen someone get this much heat. Regarding Osunaarashi, I love that he is not afraid of anyone, and is henka-free. And I have the utmost respect that he is doing this during Ramadan.
  5. Gusoyama

    Nagoya 2014 Discussion Thread

    Two VERY different 4-5 records. Osunaraashi has faced 3 Yokozuna, 1 Ozeki, and 1 Sekiwake who is on an Ozeki run. Endo has faced no one ranked higher than Osunaarashi.
  6. Gusoyama

    Nagoya 2014 Discussion Thread

    Some thoughts: - I had to laugh when Miyogiryu had Takekaze's head in both of his hands and had a "well, what now?" moment. - Ikioi just plain steamrolled the steamroller. Not much Goeido could have done about that. - Kisenosato's ability to absorb is simply phenomenal. He is one of the best at that, if not THE best in the game right now. - Endo won today, but I just don't know if he has got "it". Maybe he's just in transition to a new form. - I am LOVING Kotoshogiku this basho. It's awesome that he is back in top form. Should get his 8 easily. - Astoundingly fast tachi-ai by Harumafuji, but came in too low against top-strong Boody. - Speaking of Boody, I have liked his awareness against the yokozuna, but I somewhat feel that today's win against Harumafuji was a desperate act. - Boody part 3: I fully expect Hakuho to give him a taste of his own medicine, and box the young lad's ears a bit at the tachi-ai. - Hakuho is a master. Possibly THE master.
  7. You did an excellent job as always, Kintamayama, and we all appreciate it. Did the commentator mention Kaio in the Ikioi match?(during the overhead view of the tachi-ai) I'm probably wrong, but the match did end in a kotenage....
  8. Gusoyama

    News of Salary cap for the next basho ?

    There's absolutely space in the sumo game world for Vikanohara's game and Salarycap to both exist. Fun fact: I had originally meant SCS to be a stable game in addition to the salarycap game that it became, but didn't know how to properly integrate the two. Happy I didn't pursue that direction.
  9. Gusoyama

    News of Salary cap for the next basho ?

    All, After being able to settle down at my job after a full year of being here, I am considering reviving the Salarycap Sumo game for the Nagoya basho. However, I will need to do some updating and testing this basho, and will absolutely need a banzuke-maker/co-admin when I do get things up and running again. I honestly hated doing the banzuke, and it never came out the way I wanted it to. I will attempt to iron out any bugs this basho, and hopefully my results grabber is still working. I will let you all know if I can get things working. In short, here are the options as I see them, in order of preference for me: I keep hosting and running the game with a co-admin. Someone that is not me does the banzuke. I keep hosting the game and teach someone else how to run it. I dump the files and database to give to someone else to host elsewhere Someone else starts up a new SCS game of their own.
  10. Gusoyama

    Natsu 2014 discussion thread **probable spoilers**

    I was amazed at how far Osunaarashi got popped by 'Biki. Guess that shows what happens when you come in too high. Still, quite a show of brute force by Toyohibiki.
  11. In Hakuho's head: "Will you hold still, you damn wiggle worm?" Hate to say it, but Kisenosato's looking the best right now.
  12. Gusoyama

    Kimarite pictures

    Does anyone know what happened to the kimarite pictures on the Kyokai page? They seem to be missing and I would like to use them as a reference for a project I am working on. I can find the descriptions on Wikipedia, and various video examples on Youtube, and the animated gifs on Moti's site, but the examples that used to be on the official pages were concise and combined text and graphics, which would be very useful for me. ​
  13. Gusoyama

    Haru 2014 discussion thread **probable spoilers**

    Sure it was fake. Hakuhou is aiming for the most prestigious record - breaking Taihou's 32 yusho record. But heck, it's more important to give Kotoshougiku his KK and help Kakuryuu (who is now an equal opponent, or maybe that was faked as well. Twice.) become Yokozuna so it will be even more difficult for him to break that record. He's just that kind of a guy. You're looking too short term, Moti. Hakuho wanted Kakuryuu to be promoted, because as we ALL know, Kakuryuu is going to be a horrible Yokozuna and be asked to retire before the end of the year. That way, instead of dealing with a persistently pesky Ozeki, Hakuho can be rid of Kakuryuu altogether. Pshh, you're such an amateur sometimes. :-P
  14. Gusoyama

    Kakuryu as Yokozuna

    Personally, I think Hakuho's appearance of unmotivation is his ever-reaching goal of becoming a "Wooden Rooster" like his hero. But to each their own.
  15. Gusoyama

    Kakuryu as Yokozuna

    I had forgotten how far back Takanohana pushed his shoulders during his dohyo-iri. He also seemed to raise his leg higher than many of the Yokozuna since his reign.