Rob S.

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  1. 9 minutes ago, Eikokurai said:

    Wonderful. The baseball game on the QQ stream was delayed because of rain so is still only on the fifth innings. They usually cut in for the sumo at 3pm but guess not today ... 

    Artistic Gymnastics Cup is on NHK G. No Juryo sumo today and Makuuchi already started. Still broadcasting gymnastics. (:

  2. 10 hours ago, Bumpkin said:

    Shukun-sho: Ichinojo

    Kanto-sho: Aoiyama (conditional); Kotoshogiku (conditional); Tomokaze (conditional)

    Gino-sho: Takakeisho (conditional)

    I was surprised Takakeisho was given the Gino-sho. 

    While I have nothing against his style of sumo and he certainly deserves his promotion to Ozeki, he doesn't deserve the Gino-sho. 

  3. 6 hours ago, Amamaniac said:

    Either my eyes are failing me or the cake says: "31th Anniversary".  Sometimes I wonder why Japanese cake shops don't just stick to messages in Japanese.  I guess it's the thought that counts...

    Although no one usually refers to a birthday as an anniversary in western culture, I suppose anniversary is acceptable since by definition a birthday is the anniversary of one's birth.






  4. 22 hours ago, Rocks said:

    Just watched. Tochinoshin,  I'm not sure Hakuho is in condition to handle Tochinoshin this basho. I am sure Kakuryu isn't.


    Kakuryu has no shame. 

    I would expect nothing less than a henka from the mediocre Yokozuna desperate to add to his paltry yusho wins. 

    He has done it TWICE in the same match vs. Kisenosato, Aki Basho 2015, day 14:



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  5. On 3/17/2018 at 09:31, maorencze said:

    I'd say the "dead body", Takakeisho was clearly defeated with no way of recovering, though - agreed - Kak stepped out first with his toe

    EDIT: And to me it still seems he did step out first, after seeing all those angles and replays (doesn't change my "dead body" opinion, though)

    Doesn't look like he did. Kind of close though. 

    I was expecting a torinaoshi. 





  6. 3 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

    He told the NSK that he tried to protect his pregnant wife and only pretended he was the driver, which his lawyer had also told the police at first. 

    I'm curious about his original fabricated story and what exactly  was he protecting his pregnant wife from?

    Possible stress or something else?

  7. 55 minutes ago, Fukurou said:

    They're not supposed to take anything into account that isn't related to this basho (so battling his way back through the ranks over several basho isn't supposed to count). The prize is for how he did in the current basho, not career achievement. A KK is a KK, the only distinction being how many wins the KK involves. Getting it on day 15 (on the 5th attempt) doesn't get style points.

    Yes, I understand they're not supposed to take anything into account that isn't related to this basho.

    I believe i made that clear in the last paragraph of my last post, based on their decision, I believe they still do. 

    Regardless, in this basho, he's still 39 years old, his knees are shot, he will most likely retire soon, and he still has more heart and puts in more effort and shows more fighting spirit than some Sekitori a lot younger than him that are higher ranked & had better winning records this basho.

    I could see the argument if he received the Gino-sho "style points" award, but he didn't. 

    He received a fighting spirit award. 

  8. 12 hours ago, Gernobono said:

    Why are they giving a kantosho to a 8-7 M13? 

    such an incredibly stupid move :-(

    At thirty-nine years old, the oldest Sekitori, who rather than intai, battles his way back through injury to top division sumo and gets a kachi-koshi on day 15.

    That's the very definition of fighting spirit. 

    I suppose they took that into consideration, not just his W-L record and Maegashira ranking for the basho. 

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  9. If you were actually expecting Aoiyama to give Kisenosato trouble, you need to watch more sumo.

    I watch plenty of Sumo and Aoiyama is one of the few Rikishi that Kisenosato seems to consistently have trouble with.

    Kisenosato Winning 11 out of their 17 matchups isn't exactly total domination, and one of those matchups was a fusen win.

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