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    Art, Music, Film, Sumo, Boxing


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    Hakuho Tochinoshin Baraki

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  1. CT3*

    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Tonight I attended a small dinner gathering with legendary Japanese actor Akira Takarada (Gojira). Had the pleasure of briefly chatting with him about Sumo and showed him some pictures of me at the Kokugikan. He'd actually watched the Day 14 matches and we chatted briefly about legends past like Taiho and Chiyonofuji. When I asked him who was his current favorite, he promptly responded, "Takayasu!" This surprised me so I asked, "not Kisenosato?" and he didn't answer. Not sure if he misunderstood my question, but it seems he's rooting for Takayasu on senshuraku!
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    After watching the end of the Takayasu/Ichinojo bout several times, it looked to me like Takayasu got away with a hair pull.
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    You know it's a crazy Basho when Aoiyama is a dark horse to win the yusho. I'd actually love to see him pull it off!
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Not at all surprised that Kisenosato has gone kyujo, but would rather have seen him try to get a winning record or go intai. Because unless he suffered a new injury, why prolong the seemingly inevitable?
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    It's odd to me to see some folks talking as if Takayasu has this basho pretty much locked up. There's still a whooooole lotta sumo left to this tournament.
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    Kakuryuu out as well.

    This is Kagayaki's yusho to lose....
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Agreed. After that second matta, Hakuho was visibly and unquestionably annoyed. And Takayasu knew it. At that moment, I thought to myself that Takayasu was in big trouble.
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    21 Aki 18, The Results

    1. A 2. A 3. B 4. A 5. A 6. A 7. B 8. A 9. B 10. B 11. B 12. B 13. B 14. A 15. B 16. A 17. A 18. B 19. A 20. A 21. B
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    Ikioi marries pro golfer Mamiko Higa

    Thanks for this! I follow Ikioi on Facebook and had difficulty understanding his recent post on the topic.
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I think the shock loss to Abi served to wake Hakuho up as he's looked a lot more focused since. The winner of Hakuho/Tochinoshin will certainly have to work for it.
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Tough break for Hokutofuji. Here's hoping he has a speedy recovery. Also felt a bit bad for Aminishiki. He's already perpetually banged up and today he fell pretty hard and awkwardly on his braced knee. Seemed to be clearly in pain afterwards. Speaking of banged up, I had a feeling that Hakuho was going to smack Endo around. Not the first time that Hakuho has brawled with him. And Tochinoshin! As a longtime fan, I'm psyched to see him make such a strong bid for the Ozeki rank. It'd be cool to see him actually achieve that amazing accomplishment before starting the Yokozuna talk. And even though some time has passed, I still really miss having Harumafuji on the dohyo. The intensity and unpredictability that he brought to his matches as well as the yusho race is missed.
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Odd in the sense that Hakuho seemed to be without strategy and was quite lackluster with the tachi-ai.
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    That Hakuho/Abi bout was odd.
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    Doreen Simmons' Passing

    Sad news.
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    Harumafuji scandal thread- part 2

    Saw this last night on Youtube and ended up watching it twice. I miss Harumafuji and think that given the current health of the Yokozuna crew, he'd have probably picked up a couple more Yusho.