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  1. Damn, there goes my favourite rikishi...

    I can only hope that he will continue for a long time as Sadogatake Oyakata

    And at least he gave (Censored) Shunketsu a nice elbow in the face before stepping out

  2. does anyone else think that Osh beat Tamanoshima on day 10? Tamanoshima's hand was down before Kotooshu landed..

    Tamanoshima executed a throw, so I think that's what gave him the edge. Also, from where the gyogi was standing, he couldn't see Tamanoshima's hand touching the ground and gave him the victory. Still, a mono-ii would have been logical...

  3. I'm pretty sure Kotonowaka will not remain active till the end of the basho

    How will he go out then?

    -fake an injury: "my knee doesn't hold"

    -or just wake up and say: "I quit to become Oyakata"

    With his 3-1 record so far I don't see him going intai quite yet, especially with the strong sumo he's been doing. Even if he, and the rest of the world, knows he will take over the heya, I think it would be a disgrace if he just gives up like that and goes intai (In a state of confusion...) .

  4. He needs 10 wins, no doubt about it. And even then, backpedalling like he did last basho won't do his promotion chances any good. Straight forward sumo and 11 wins = certain promotion. And even if he collapses and can only scrape out a mere 8-7 he's still got a chance in January.

  5. Kyushu is too soon IMHO, unless both Chiyotaikai and KaioU retire this basho (very unlikely).

    Even then Osh would at least need a 13-2 Yusho (Enjoyable TV program...) to be promoted.

    I say promotion in januari after an 11-4 basho now and another 11-4 in Kyushu.

    Hakuho is too young to be an Ozeki, give the boy another year or two.

    Sato too inconsistent when it comes to the deciding basho, never will be an Ozeki.

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    Hakuho introducing a new technique; lifting the opponent out of the ring with only 1 arm. Due to the extreme difficulty of this kimarite, the Shimpan have decided to allow a hand toching the dohyo.

    Osh says; look mother, I can do it too!!


    Mickey thinking: damn, if I had only known that little trick a bit earlyer I would have been Ozeki!!

  7. Still at Sekiwake if you ask me, he still needs 3 good tournaments in a row (33 wins) to make it to ozeki in Januari 2006, don't see him do that in the 3 remaining basho this year...

  8. Your favorite rikishi: Kotonowaka

    Least favorite rikishi: Toki

    Best technician: Tochiazuma

    Best weapon in sumo today by a particular rikishi: KaioU's elbow-breaker

    Best defensively:

    Your current favorite matchup in sumo: Asashoryu-Tochiazuma

    Your all time favorite bout: Takanohana (with a wrecked knee) win over Musashimaru, Natsu 2001

    Deserves more appreciation: Ama

    Most exciting to watch: Takamisakari-warmup

    Overrated rikishi: Hakuho

    Underrated rikishi:Katayama

    On the way down:Toki

    Most potential: Kotooshu

    Overachiever: KaioU


    Best Tachiai: Kotomitsuki

    Most fighting spirit: Dejima

    Least fighting spirit: Toki

    Your favorite rikishi all time: Wakanohana III

    Least favorite rikishi all time: Toki

    Favorite heya:/

    Least favorite heya: /

    Destined for ozekihood: Kotomitsuki

    Destined for yokozuna: Tochiazuma

    Destined for makuuchi: Kyokunankai

    Wasting time in Juryo: Chiyotenzan

    Strongest Rikishi: KaioU

    Weakest Rikishi: Takamisakari

    Fastest Rikishi: Ama

    Best Yotsu:Kokkai

    Best Oshi: Kotonowaka

    Weirdest rikishi: Takamisakari

    Henka: Yay

    Asashoryu: Yay

    Many foreigners in sumo: Yay

    Will sumo ever become a true global sport? Yes sir

    Favorite SumoForum poster: /

    Favorite SumoForum smiley: /

    Fixing in sumo today? No

    Doping: Nay

    Is doping in sumo cheating? No, everybody does it

    Worst thing about sumo: That it happens in Japan instead of in my backyard

    Best thing about sumo: zabutonia

  9. Tochiazuma!!

    13-2 with a win tomorrow vs Asa, making him a Yokozuna candidate, plus he WILL win the Nagoya Basho, securing the promotion.

    You read it here first!!

    That is, if his shoulder doesn't fall off B-)