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  1. dingo

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    He said "itadakimasu", ate the flowers and thus took the first step towards veganism?
  2. dingo

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Yeah, I agree that was a pretty plain matta in Hakuho vs Takayasu. No idea why the gyoji let it pass. As I said earlier in this thread, I guess being Hakuho comes with some benefits...
  3. dingo

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Ikioi doesn't seem to have much ikioi this basho (well, someone had to say it...). Myogiryuu has been quietly making a comeback to his peak days, showing that I was wrong to think that he will fade away and not rise back to high Makuuchi again, as a few older Makuuchi mainstays have done. Instead with some luck he might even end up in sanyaku.
  4. dingo

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Goeido is the only ozeki who won. Now how often does that happen?
  5. dingo

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Ikioi is unfortunately taking over Yoshikaze's role from last basho. He's not his usual self at all. I hope he at least gets a win before dipping into double digit losses, which unfortunately seems inevitable. Yeah, Tamawashi has no wins either, but he's looked much better and had been a bit unlucky a few times. And Kisenosato just can't catch a break at all. On top of his other injuries now Chiyotairyuu landed on his ankle too. It's almost like the Yokozuna rank is cursed for him.
  6. dingo

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Firstly, was it really that clear that Shodai's heel touched the ground outside the tawara that much earlier? I wouldn't dare to judge that from the video without seeing the marks on the dohyo. Secondly, wouldn't dead body apply even if it was out?
  7. dingo

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I thought there would be more discussion about the Shodai vs Hakuho bout - was it really as clear cut? I have some doubts, seeing as Hakuho was thrown by Shodai and not in control of his body or exerting influence on his opponent anymore when he landed, whereas Shodai was executing the throw almost to the end. So wouldn't that be dead body? I was surprised that they didn't even give a torinaoshi and just handed Hakuho the win. Guess being Hakuho comes with some benefits...
  8. dingo

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Ishiura seems to have run out of plans entirely. Almost every bout he tries a bit of this and a bit of that but doesn't succeed. Obviously big rikishi sumo doesn't work for him, yet he still tries. Unfortunately he's probably on his way to Juryo. I feel bad for Kyokutaisei. He's managed to reach Makuuchi through years of hard work and now this injury. He's not the most talented nor powerful rikishi, but dammit I want to see him doing well. If he drops to Juryo, who knows if he's ever gonna reach Makuuchi again. And I find Takayasu's post-win nonchalant "I can't be bothered by this" face extremely funny. Looks to me like he's channeling his inner Musashimaru :P
  9. dingo

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    You may have a different definition of going somewhere, but Enho has reached sekitorihood, which hundreds of rikishi dream about and will never attain. He's done it very fast, winning three lower division yusho on the way. I'd say that's far from going nowhere as you originally implied. He's still young and it's very premature to say what his career will look like.
  10. I'll nominate Yoshikaze vs Chiyoshouma from day 1. To be honest I'm surprised no one did yet - that utchari was something to behold.
  11. dingo

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Natsu 2018

    Looking at the way Akiseyama's visible body parts are hanging, my guess would be pretty low...
  12. dingo

    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    In the end Tochinoshin has only himself to blame for falling behind in the yusho race, losing the crucial bit against Shodai. After defeating Hakuho I'm sure Tochinoshin knew fully well that 1) he still has Kakuryuu coming up and 2) he needs to win every bout to stay in the lead. Yet he still lost to Shodai - maybe just a momentary lapse in concentration, but one that probably cost him the yusho. Kakuryuu is a yokozuna and a dangerous opponent. Shodai on the other hand he should've beaten easily.
  13. dingo

    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    This is probably NSK's master plan to get rid of that pesky Takanohana once and for all - put him as a shinpan and have Ichinojo "accidentally" fall on him. Problem solved. Ichinojo will get to be the next yokozuna as a reward.
  14. dingo

    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Tochinoshin vs Kotoshogiku today was cool too see from another point of view - a former ozeki fights a future one.
  15. NSK losing their status is just about as likely as having a female yokozuna.