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    Rikishi Status Haru 2017 - D13 Late Withdraw

    That's an important lesson to learn.
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    Preparations of the Y/O - Haru 2017

    Any updates on Teru's bandaged upper left arm and his record against the likes of Shodai at the Tokitsukaze degeiko today? Okay, I couldn't even type that with a straight face. But backing up a bit to discuss Goeidou...he shows occasional flashes of brilliance when he needs to, like his push for ozeki and his recent zensho, but he's then wrecked for the next two or three tournaments and essentially a no-show. Harumafuji is like that, too, but Asa's style is a very reckless, on-the-edge, sumo. He's going to get hurt. My impression of Goeidou's style is that it's pretty staid, much like Kise's, and he shouldn't be getting so banged up...but maybe I'm just not seeing it right. Or maybe he's over reaching his talents? And it never seems like any of his injuries are major, but there always seems to be something. Anyway, I'd really like Goeidou to get back to healthy, stay healthy, and show us he's a good, solid, double-digits ozeki. Especially now that Kise has moved up.
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    Preparations of the Y/O - Haru 2017

    I'm glad he's finally set a deadline, but it's odd that he'd want to change anything at this point.
  4. Apparently, he's relocated to Taipei. (and there was much rejoicing)
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    Rikishi and their children

    You can't beat German efficiency.
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    Will Hakuho zensho ever again?

    Edited for veracity.
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    72nd Yokozuna Kisenosato preparation thread

    And he's a gosh darn better yokozuna than Goeidou!
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    Another growing scandal-Kasugayama wants his kabu!

    Best ninja ever! The guy is so thin now, he could practically turn sideways and disappear.
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    Another growing scandal-Kasugayama wants his kabu!

    <Insert Naruto joke here>
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    Age Limit

    I, uh...I mean...*tap tap tap* Is this thing on?
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    Yokozuna Kisenosato first basho result

    13 wins, jun-yusho.
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    Age Limit

    We could make the age limit in forum years: you can't join this forum until you've been on this forum for at least 18 years.
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    Less Activity On The Forum?

    And as President and Secretary Treasurer of the Goeidou Fan Club, I only post when Goeidou instructs me.
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    Preparations of the masses -Haru 2017

    Winning the yusho was simply a feather in the cap of an improbably successful career.
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    Another Kisenosato story

    Where ever they want; no Japanese rikishi can stop them.
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    NHK Charity Ozumo 2017

    Wasn't the Hatsu basho already a 15 day charity event? #becausewegotajapaneseyokozuna
  17. I was unsure I was convinced of that, but I thought on it some more and now I'm not as sure I was as wholly unconvinced as I thought I was. Hakuho *is* kind of good at sumo and Asashoryu is a bit of an egoist. And by exiting how and when he did, he can still take pot shots at Hakuho and claim he was the better sportsman on Twitter. :)
  18. And Asa's bar fight during the honbasho was staged by ex-Takatoriki as a puro-resu stunt. :)
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    Questions For Kintamayama

    Fun fact one: because Kisenosato isn't a real yokozuna, since he didn't win back-to-back yusho's as declared by internet pundits, they were only able to obtain him a nerf samurai sword. Fun fact two: it's a pretty bitchin' nerf sword.
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    Basho Talk - Hatsu Basho 2017 ** (SPOILERS)

    And when it was just Hak, they mostly complained that nobody was challenging him enough.
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    Basho Talk - Hatsu Basho 2017 ** (SPOILERS)

    You think that's bad? With the bar obviously lowered so much by this probable Kise promotion, the entire top division is going to be ranked Yokozuna by May. Except for Tochinoshin, who'll be M4.
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    Basho Talk - Hatsu Basho 2017 ** (SPOILERS)

    I don't think it's a matter of being into Kise, but acknowledging that he's done everything yokozuna-esque but win a yusho. And now that he's done that his tsuna seems inevitable. My guess is that, win-or-lose vs Hakuho, Kise gets a rope. Harumafuji and Kakuryu did much the same thing to get their promotions; both seized excellent advantage of a weak roster when the opportunity presented it. Kise's method seemed more like grinding out the top dogs until they came down to his level. Certainly the fact that Kise's the only guy at the top that isn't facing recurring injury problems is in his favour, and that's the iron man part of sumo. My mom says they care what I think.
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    Basho Talk - Hatsu Basho 2017 ** (SPOILERS)

    The third loss will be a dropped mawashi.
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    Basho Talk - Hatsu Basho 2017 ** (SPOILERS)

    It all depends on how you frame it. Kotoshogiku is a perennial sekiwake/komusubi talent that overcame all odds through sheer force of determination to reach the rank of Ozeki. Despite being forced to wrestle far above his actual level, he's fought tenaciously for years and ultimately broke the decade long japanese yusho drought, easing the burden for a new generation of young rikishi moving forward. When he does finally retire, he will retire having won a yusho and a long - though perhaps not highly distinguished - ozeki career.