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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.
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    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....
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    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.
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    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.
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    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
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    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.
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    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.
  16. Gusoyama

    Haru 2014 discussion thread **probable spoilers**

    Ok, you are right, so to avoid different spellings let's stick with the original: 大砂嵐 ;-) You mean شاران عبد الرحمن علاء الدين محمد أحمد right? :-P :-D ;-)
  17. Gusoyama

    Kakuryu as Yokozuna

    Congratulations to Kakuryu. I didn't think he would be able to do it, but he did, and with flying colors. What a basho all around! And now we watch Goeido to see if he can make that jump to Ozeki. I was amazed how much support Kakuryu was getting from the fans. I think they were just enjoying the excellent sumo this basho, as were we all.
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    Haru 2014 discussion thread **probable spoilers**

    Stunning stuff today. Goeido and Kotoshogiku were able to execute their specific brand of sumo to perfection. You know when Goeido gets up in your business that quickly, it is difficult to beat him. And when Giku gets the bumpitybump going properly, he's hard to beat as well, no matter who you are. Both Yokozuna put up a good fight, Harumafuji with his one legged dancing/kicking attempts at the edge, Hakuho with his attempts at a reversal throw at the ropes. Great sumo this basho.
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    Haru 2014 discussion thread **probable spoilers**

    Nearly every yaocho proclamation is based on "the rikishi who had more at stake in the bout won it, that must mean it was a crooked outcome"; there's rarely an actual argument beyond that. It's just uncritical pseudo-scepticism of everything, dressed up as deep insight. Thank you for putting it more succinctly than I ever could. To reiterate, I do not think that yaocho was behind HMF's promotion, nor do I think it will be behind Kakuryu's promotion, if it happens. I was just steeling myself for potential "Mongolian Backscratching Commitee" yaocho cries when Kakuryu beat either or both of the Yokozuna. But it looks like most of that riffraff has been driven from the forum, which is good.
  20. Gusoyama

    Will Kotooshu Retire

    What will Kotooshu do?
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    Haru 2014 discussion thread **probable spoilers**

    Why should there be any (yaocho) rumors about a win from Kakuryu against Harumafuji? Overall the statistics show that there is 30% chance to win for Kakuryu, so nothing suspicious if he wins. Because Harumafuji is undefeated, and Kakuryu needs to beat him to have chances at a Yokozuna promotion. I'm not saying I agree with them, nor do I think that they are logical, I'm just saying the allegations will be there due to the Mongolian connection. There were similar allegations when HMF was promoted.
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    Haru 2014 discussion thread **probable spoilers**

    I fear for tomorrow's HMF-Kakuryu match. If Kak wins, there's going to be yaocho rumors. If he then wins against Hakuho, even more rumors will abound. It would make an interesting day 15 though, with Kakuryu facing Kisenosato, giving the Great Nippon Hope a chance to prevent another Mongolian Yokozuna. If Kakuryu does win the yusho with a 14-1 record, it would be a difficult argument on paper to deny him that promotion.
  23. Over in the current basho talk thread, Ronnie posted a good question: Its got to be someone who came in as MsTD, even someone like Kotooshu who came up VERY quickly still had a chonmage by the time he beat Chiyotaikai 2 years in. I've looked at Dejima(1997.09.01, 10th basho), Miyabiyama (2000.01.02, 10th basho), and Kotomitsuki(2000.11.13, 11th basho) and all had chonmage for those wins. Endo's on his 7th basho. Anyone know this off the top of their head? I'll keep looking.
  24. Gusoyama

    Haru 2014 discussion thread **probable spoilers**

    The first few matches sounded like there were 15 people in the crowd Chiyootori's tenacity in this bout was incredible. No giving up for that young man. Always refreshing to see. I repeat, what is wrong with Satoyama? He is a submissive wet noodle out there. Kotooshu, time to go home. You did well, you should be proud, but it's time to hang up the mawashi. Great to see a powerful snap-kotenage by Hakuho. HMF definitely henka'd but it was beautiful.
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    Haru 2014 discussion thread **probable spoilers**

    Day 5 thoughts: What the hell is going on with Satoyama? Does he have a concussion or something? Seems very tentative and slow to make contact. Zero offense today. The Chiyo brothers are looking good. Chiyomaru looks so solid. I know I'm late to the party, but I'm impressed. Osunaarashi is also impressive at 5-0, but I'm not sure we're not seeing another Kokkai here. No Kisenosato yaocho remarks? I have been gone a while. Holy crap Hakuho. You goddamn beast.