Koorifuu

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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Kyushu 2019

    I hope this guy breaks the record, it was heartbreaking back then.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Would a 12-3 junyusho ordinarily count as such? Not taking external factors into consideration.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Is it just me or is Asanoyama silently in an unlikely ozeki run? 20 wins so far in these basho as either joi or sanyaku, he needs 13 more in the next 15+2 bouts to get those 33.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    That is an opinion based purely on nipples, isn't it?
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    2 days in and no-one in sanyaku won both matches on the clay. (Asanoyama is the sole 2-0 representative and that was aided by a fusensho).
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    New Takanofuji Scandal

    I know I'm not the most knowledgeable person when it comes to sumo life, but those two points above go a long way to explain why bullying remains part of sumo in this day and age.
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    New Takanofuji Scandal

    I might have exaggerated a bit with "shake the entire thing". :P It's more like that the public are going to take a closer look at kyokai's movements for the upcoming months if a shitstorm is born out of this.
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    New Takanofuji Scandal

    That indirectly confirms my rhetorical question either way. Even so, this is not going to be pretty. He'll be making enough of a fuss to shake the entire thing. Up until a few years ago I believe he'd just disgrace himself to a ridiculous level, but nowadays all that press coverage might force the kyokai to stiffen up again.
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    New Takanofuji Scandal

    Why bother with decency if it's not going to help you, am I right? Way to prove it's all an act. This guy isn't the sharpest tool, is he?
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    New Juryo for Kyushu 2019

    This is where that so-called invisible line between ms5 and ms6 came to play, I see.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    A couple of notes: Takakeisho might have missed out on being the first "ozekiwake" to take a yusho outright, but he's still the one who took the most wins ever from that position - and the first to earn a doten-yusho.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2019

    I would expect incumbent Takayasu to be above Takakeisho. Ozekiwake or not, Keisho is still officially a new promotee. But then again I might be the worst at GTB.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Ironically every single Mongolian non-sekitori rikishi (except kyujo Arawashi) made KK.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Underrated moment of senshuraku for me: Kotoshogiku's dameoshi on Tochiozan. Even the most gentle man has enough at some point.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Yeah, I noticed it too. He surely enjoyed that win! Another remark is that both Tochinoshin and Mitakeumi reacted the same way to Inosuke's matta call, and that's about as close as they could get to "What the f#($?". These's been about 10 tachiai in this whole basho that could have used a matta, and now we got that.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    It was, I didn't deny it. It's just that 2010-Kotoshogiku would definitely chug 2019-Enho out of the dohyo in a single breath if the small man went forward for the mawashi on tachiai like he did yesterday. It's still impressive that Enho can pull those technical moves, but the fact he was enabled to do so in the first place doesn't bode well for Giku. And I also agree with other comments in here which say Kotoshogiku has had bad basho recently and recovered somewhat from them. It might happen again, yes, but its likelihood decreases every month. This is coming from someone who was extremely happy back in the day when Giku was the one to break the Japanese duck instead of Kisenosato.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Enho's yorikiri on Kotoshogiku is a much bigger reflection of the latter's physical deterioration than the former's skill.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Takayasu is also fairly younger than the rest of the bunch. Literally the only one on his 20s. If he can recover and find his ozeki run form, he might have a blessed chance against opposition that's either unexperienced or old & busted up.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Three remarks on today. - Last basho made me forget how good Ryuden really is, but he can get it done. Geez, to think that his oyakata said he should "man up and get on with it" while nursing a destroyed knee, when he first made juryo a long time ago. - Amazing pop that the crowd gave gaijin Tochinoshin despite the earlier henka on their darling. Massive respect for his fighting spirit. - Goeido is unlucky to have his body desintegrate precisely when the yokozuna do so. No small period where he'd have his chance.
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    Terunofuji Watch

    I'm officially that kind of person who clearly remembers Higonojo being bounced around in juryo for a few basho, but who hadn't noticed that matchup is common in day 1. Regarding that mean wrecking ball that we call Terunofuji, well, the most optimistic expectations have been delivered so far. I didn't see that coming for sure.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    If that happened, I dare say we'd see Hakuho's biggest smile ever.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Is my query incorrect, or is it really uncharted territory for an ozekiwake to take the yusho? And yes, I'm knocking on wood at the moment.
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    Terunofuji Watch

    They were kind enough to start it off by feeding him a person whose body is as busted and worn as his. Good start nonetheless.
  24. And again, we might have the painting on the wall...
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    Next Yokozuna??????

    I'll go with Shinkaio Hokutofuji. From day 1 in the grinder, he's always looked like he belongs there - sure, he hasn't destroyed everyone in his path, but results have been more than enough to hang in there with the best of the best and manage leveled results. It never felt like he was out of his depth. The moment they age beyond repair + he finally gets that little extra to push him towards a superior level, he's the one.