Benevolance

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    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    I was good with 2 out of the 3 possible outcomes and I'm still grumpy about Abi winning.
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    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    Ugh. I clearly jinxed Takayasu. It's going to be very difficult for him to get the junyusho now.
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    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    Will they feed Takarafuji a few of the juryo promotion hopefuls in the last few days? There aren't a lot of other wrestlers with similar, uh, records in makuchi, but he's not very close to the division cut off where I'd normally see those cross over matches.
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    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    I wish the word on the street had clarified a bit more about what sort of clinic Shodai was going to put on.
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    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    Takayasu co-leading the pack after 6 days, looking pretty decent and is clearly the most promising rikishi for the jun-yusho.
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    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    I think the real trick for Shodai is figuring out how to win this basho whilst simultaneously remaining kadoban next tournament for his yokozuna run.
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    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    Early days, but Shodai obviously cruising to victory and a big promotion...to Ozeki Prime!
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    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    Word on the streets is that Shodai is going to put on an ABSOLUTE CLINIC in Fukuoka and show these sumo clowns who the REAL BOSS is.
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    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    Terunofuji just needs to gambarize.
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    Should Basho Be Taken From Kyushu?

    I love the Fukuoka tournament for those very reasons. As a foreigner, it makes it feasible to walk up and get tickets. Plus the Fukuoka 'winter' weather is basically shorts and t-shirt weather back home, and the sun doesn't set at 4 pm, and....
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    2022 60 wins again?

    I have faith that this current batch of sanyaku can achieve new lows never before thought possible.
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    YDC convenes after Aki 2022

    I think that understates just how well Yuma performed in his bout against Asanoyama. It should be huzzah to Yuma for doing a very good job, especially along the bales, and not 'boo-urns' Asanoyama for not getting seven wins.
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    YDC convenes after Aki 2022

    The YDC stopped just short of recommending karaoke.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Ha ha! In the lower division, Byakuen (171 cm 67 kg) went straight at Amamidake (178 cm 155.5 kg) like the latter had stolen his wallet.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    To be clear, that's 10 Canadian dollars. Which is, like, about the same value as 1 slightly used American pretzel, which is what I'll mail you if I lose the bet.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    10 bucks says it's decided by a Slippiotoshi
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    That's my favorite one, too!
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Maybe we'll get to see the majestic and elusive double henka!!!
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    I briefly had hopes that Takakeisho might be able to grab the rope back at the end of 2020. He seemed like he'd recovered from his injury during his ozeki run and put up that junyusho and yusho back to back. In hindsight, it's probably best that he didn't, because he'd probably already have had to retire with his results since. And, sadly, he's been the most consistent ozeki over that time period.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Maybe Otani's just getting a head start on promoting his inevitable post-sumo MMA career?
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Shodai showing the Ozeki Pride by putting up the same sort of numbers as Tamawashi. A different order, sure. But it's the same numbers.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Okay, nevermind. Shodai's back in the race.
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    Ridiculous pedictions day 10-15

    Shodai was the only person who realized that this basho was finishing on opposite day, and he takes the yusho with a 14-1 record.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    The problem is, they can't even really make Hokotofuji fight higher up the banzuke, either, because if they put him against the sanyaku it's giving him free wins.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Then Shodai is walking the path of greatness! And, uh, maybe playing golf this basho? Whatever sport it is, it's not sumo at any rate.