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Benevolance last won the day on May 5 2016

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  1. Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    YokOzeki is the name of my new Bare Naked Ladies cover band. (Thus concludes your mandatory daily Canadian Broadcast Content)
  2. Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    That is so sassy.
  3. Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    For the past... what, decade or so?...if you wanted to win a tournament in which Hakuho was present, 15-0 was the only guaranteed victory, or 14-1 with lucky help from other people. This is basically what kept Kisenosato from becoming a yokozuna for so long, because even if he managed to beat Hak, he'd drop the odd 'easy' match along the way. The bar has slipped somewhat, but Tochi dropping the match against a rikishi he should honestly have beat may cost him the yusho at this point. Factor in that Tochi has historically had poor banzuke luck...if he's looking secure the rope eventually, he can't be losing crucial matches like this to rank and filers, and looking bewildered in the process.
  4. Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Too true. Tochinoshin is going to have to take some lessons if he's going to be a real ozeki.
  5. Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Well, yes, but it's a little known fact that sumo wrestlers heal faster than normal people, plus the little acorn bob haircut protects them from all manner of concussions, so the doctor's certificate will say two days and an aspirin.
  6. Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Neither were Takanohana's. DUN DUN DUNNNNN!!
  7. Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    My money is still on Hakuho for the yusho, but I cannot see how Tochinoshin doesn't make ozeki after this tournament. The only credible threats remaining to face are the yokozuna, and surely it's impossible to blow this?
  8. Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Careful. Goeidou is a tease.
  9. Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    I don't know. I agree that this issue is unlikely to give way this time. But of the scandals plaguing the kyokai at the moment, it's going to be far easier for them to ease restrictions on women touching the dohyo, than, say, undertaking the organizational and cultural changes necessary to stamp out violent abuse within heyas. So if they give ground on this issue, make limited allowances for women or girls, etc. etc. they can say, "Look, we're being progressive!" while simultaneously being able to shuffle "Don't beat rikishi to death" to the bottom of their to-do list.
  10. Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    I'll just point out that Kitanoumi is unable to gainsay you...and may I be the first to congratulate you on an excellently fought bout against such a legendary rikishi...
  11. Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    Hey @Chankomafuji instead why don't you inform us all of the religious, social and economic benefits of keeping women away from the dohyo?
  12. Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    Sakura said it much more kindly than I was going to.
  13. Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    No offense to anyone in particular, but this thread has become pretty silly. As inter-basho boredom busters go, I give this scandal a C-.
  14. Should-have-been Y/O

    1. No. 2. No. 3. Still Noeidou.
  15. Takanohana-devil's advocate

    20 lashes with a karaoke remote.