Koorifuu

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    Narutobeya happenings

    I'm a bit surprised that, given that Hokuozan has been working out to a certain extent, that he wasn't even activated for a Ryuden bout - despite the beya's policy of sparing injured bodies. At 25, this is going to be almost impossible to come back from.
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    New Juryo for Kyushu

    I just noticed, not only that Tsushimanada's maezumo win on the video above was against now-Chiyodaigo (who's recently been mentioned in this forum for unflattering reasons, quite on display in that bout...) but also that he is the one black mark on jonokuchi legend Ikeru's record. 28-1-20 all-time on jonokuchi bouts, and Tsushimanada's the '1'.
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    YDC convenes after Aki 2022

    I think it just took him by surprise. Ever since he came back, he'd been having cakewalk matches against guys who had already been mentally defeated before they even stepped on the dohyo. Yuma was different and went in ultra feisty. Asanoyama struggled to adapt to this after all that gentle pushing, and was caught by surprise by that random, desperate neck pull. It was kind of a feel-good moment, a random, hardworking, unpaid journeyman getting a win against a healthy ex-ozeki out of nowhere... But honestly, they could've repeated that bout 30 times and I don't think Yuma would win again.
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    YDC convenes after Aki 2022

    Oh, absolutely - I tried making it clear I wasn't pointing my finger at you, I'm sorry that it came across as that. The shoulder injury would've shirley sunk Mitakeumi down in Nagoya, and COVID was a saviour of sorts there - I'm sure it didn't help him in Aki either, but it doesn't explain why his body seemingly went limp as he was forced out by people who'd usually be unable to. As for Shodai, well - I agree with you for Aki 2022, but not previous basho i.e. Natsu, where everybody and their aunts could steamroll him out of the dohyo on longer bouts (his speciality beforehand) and he only started raking those shiroboshi once he changed his approach and went gungho from the tachiai. Absolutely. Carrying on throughout was a lose-lose situation. Were they afraid of the YDC's judgment later? Either way, it's really sad that the makuuchi people with the lowest amount of wins who competed in the basho was a tie between Yutakayama... and two ozeki.
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    Narutobeya happenings

    Oh, show me... EDIT TWO DAYS LATER: Weeeell, this sure fell flat.
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    Yokozuna grandsons

    I've just checked Yukio's profile on Cagematch. He was getting a few below average reviews on 2021, people weren't impressed - but they all changed into very positive ones in 2022. One user recently noted how much he'd improved his puroresu skills in the last year. EDIT: Note that his relation to Taiho and Takatoriki was not mentioned anywhere in his profile, and no comments mentioned sumo at all either, so it's safe to presume those were coming from unbiased puroresu fans who aren't even aware that his lineage is sacred somewhere else.
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    YDC convenes after Aki 2022

    Whilst I do agree that they should've just gone rest and recover instead of embarrassing themselves and the ozeki rank, and that rules are rules... if it really is long COVID is not a physical injury. Aggravating the symptoms, yeah, that's a real possibility too. I'm not saying it's your case - but it really irks me when people downplay the effects long COVID might have in a sportsperson. They haven't got the slightest clue. The bloody creature put me a seriously bad spot about 20 months ago, and even when I thought the nightmare had finished, it sure didn't. I couldn't do a tenth of the exercise I used to. To this day, I still haven't gotten quite where I used to be. It's not your regular case of being exhausted / running out of breath much earlier than usual. It feels like your body is giving up, shutting down. And quite frankly, if you knew what signs to look for, it was clear on Shodai's body language that it was the case with him for a long time. Nowadays he's mostly recovered and his issues are 90% psychological though. Mitakeumi's 4-11, on the other hand, was absolutely related to this. You could tell his body could only take a few seconds of effort before its strength just vanished.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Excuse the poor quality, but...
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    I don't doubt for a second they'll shove whomever off the kyokai the moment a willing Mitakeumi retires, à la Goeido. But the question was more about whether he owns a kabu in this very moment, which is very unlikely.
  10. Recently a trend with Kagayaki, as always. 7-8 in Kyushu 2017 from M12w. Retained the exact same rank, but Harumafuji's expulsion + the removal of the third sekiwake slot meant he got a net promotion of TWO slots with a MK! Went from having 7 guys below him (makujiri M16e) to 9 (makujiri M17e).
  11. He looked distraught after his MK-sealing defeat @ 3-3. That looked to me like he's still got the fire within him, if not the body.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Not for me. I was reeling for a year.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    As far as public knowledge goes, he doesn't. But that's a huge 'if'.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Somewhere down the tunnels of memory, I can still hear a faint echo muttering... "Mitakeumi's going to bring stability to the rank... rank... rank..."
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    Narutobeya happenings

    This MK is particularly bitter when we consider that he was 3-1 last time when forced out.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Look, Tobizaru-zeki, I know it's all good to bring some variety to the dohyo, keep your opponents guessing and all that. But, out of all people to plough head first into... why Tamawashi?
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    Trivia bits

    Wakakusa went 6-0-1d in the end, losing out on the yusho despite being undefeated!
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    Break The Curse Aki 2022

    Endo Daieisho Meisei
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    The boldened part is rather debatable, but nonetheless, none of these three events would've been a problem by themselves. The problem here is the quickfire repetition. It took him two bouts to double down on something an oyakata had already warned him against, earning himself another warning. And he immediately proceeded to break another unwritten behavioral rule on his way out from Round 2. This demonstrates utter unwillingness to take advice from those he really ought to, if he's to stay in ozumo. This is also apparently the kind of reputation he already had in the amasumo world, so it's a longstanding issue and therefore less likely to soothen any time soon.
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    Narutobeya happenings

    Oshoumi once again proving he deserves to be upper makushita at least, bulldozing everyone on his way to that 7-0 sandanme yusho and ensuring his disappointment from 2 months ago was quickly compensated for. Looking forward to Kyushu.
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    JWS Aki 2022

    Nooo! I couldn't remember for the life of me who I'd picked for Day 9. Depending on it, I might've had a streak from Day 3 to Day 12 - every other day was good for sure. Sad news. Congratulations, @HaraKiri.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Same as Day 9 - a blatant dame-oshi after an easy win. The first one was petulant but innocuous - he got scolded by another shimpan, I'm afraid I don't know who that was. But this time he actually sent the kid rolling over the waiting gyoji.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    I'd honestly probably find the whole thing morbidly hilarious if it wasn't for the fact he might just raise the temperature around ex-Hakuho to unbearable levels.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Well, well, well. As @Katooshu won't be surprised to hear, Otani's done it again - except it was even worse this time. Asakayama was on scolding duty today. Who's next? Congrats on the jonokuchi yusho, I guess. (This guy is singlehandedly going to risk already-endangered Miyagino's oyakata career, isn't he?)
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    Break The Curse Aki 2022

    Ura Tobizaru Ryuden