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  1. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    That would be Kaisei for sure
  2. I couldn't follow the argument. Akebono wins his first Yusho at 200 kg and his peak seems to be about 220 kg with 4 almost consecutive Yusho. With 180 kg he got "nothing" (as if a couple kimboshi and a fast travel to sanyaku could be called "nothing"). By the numbers, his peak is about 40kg above the mentioned 180 kg.
  3. Ura - Yokozuna Bandwagon

    Oh man, the tottari on HMF was nice, very very smart. That "I was just doing my sumo" surely hides lots of studing his oponents and training
  4. Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    ... and Kaisei, for sure I just don't get the "Endo Hype" - the other new guys are much more promising. And Endo isn't a "new guy" with his 26y - Myogiryu was S with lots of sansho with that age. And for God's sake! We're watching history being made with the GOAT (I somewhat dislike the term... maybe GoS "God of Sumo" is better). We're truly lucky guys
  5. Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Well, second kyujo in 3 basho as Yokozuna for a 31y old guy. Not looking good
  6. Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Our Kaisei is back on track with a win that pratically stops Gagamaru's ozeki run... best luck to him next time! Now Kaisei only need 4 wins to go back to his right place Kaisei is in pain - right knee, I think. I believe that in good health he would be a contender for makuuchi's yusho (even being in juryo)
  7. Internet/TV coverage in North America?

    Here in Brazil we have the NHK live sumo coverage in our most common cable carrier (Net)
  8. Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Kaisei is ON FIRE! He destroyed Azumaryu while trying some new kimarite, something obscure called yorikiri (I'm not sure it is in the official kimarite list)! Just 5 more wins to go!
  9. Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Yeah! Second win for Kaisei, with a very inovative kimarite (yorikiri). Now, just six to go!
  10. Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    First win for Kaisei, seven to go
  11. Banzuke for Nagoya 2017

    Hey! A felllow Brazilian! Nice to meet you! I'm the older guy with a very worst english :D
  12. The bully at my local gym.

    ... well, kind of a moral/ethic conflict. I follow the advice of a guy called Allan Costa, an entrepeneur from Brazil, to that kind of question: 1. Will it be alright if everybody knows that you did that ? 2. Will it be alright if another person did the same thing that you're thinking about doing? 3. If you would be remebered by that action only, you would feel alright? If you answer no to any of the three questions, you should think better about your actions.
  13. How long have you been interested in sumo?

    I've been watching for almost 6 years, just after Natsu 2011 because of Kaisei's 10-5K and the press it got here in Brazil.
  14. BASHO TALK -- Natsu 2017 -- SPOILERS

    One thing is sure: he won't get to 2020
  15. BASHO TALK -- Natsu 2017 -- SPOILERS

    Sure a thing. We always must remeber that Sumo isn't (just) a contact sport. It's much more: a tradition, a way of life *and* a contact sport.