Highway

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  1. Highway

    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Congrats to Shodai, well deserved. Again I think his composure this basho has really been improved, he withstood some big charges where he could have been in trouble. What an effort though by Tobizaru, as everyone says, he will be a name to remember. No Yokozuna, maybe the sunset is setting on some legendary careers, but once again we have an exciting ozeki collection.
  2. Highway

    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    I think Shodai has really grown in composure recently, and whatever happens tomorrow he can build on a very good showing this basho.
  3. Highway

    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Quite crazy how open it is. Takakeisho maybe the favorite but he's always in danger of a loss out of nowhere. Terunofuji looking really well and a great comeback this basho, but he has a hell of a tough test tomorrow with Hokutofuji, can't wait to see that one.
  4. Highway

    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    I'm sorry but how in the world was that not a win for Aoiyama? Yes he technically stepped out first, but Takayasu was flying down dead body defeated a good time before that. If that was not dead body I am a pelican. Aoiyama was on his feet, perfectly balanced, in control, while Takayasu was falling flat on his stomach with no attempt to do anything about it. We've seen the dead body rule used plenty of times in recent basho regardless of who stepped out first, but suddenly for this bout it didn't count? Really confused here.
  5. Highway

    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    God yeah at first I thought he fell on his neck, it looked brutal.
  6. Highway

    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Yep, I'd eat my hat if Takakeisho doesn't make yokozuna. Whether that's in the immediate future or a year or two, barring injury he has everything it takes.
  7. Highway

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    What a fun and exciting basho this turned out to be. Really enjoyed. Lots of interesting matches poised for September.
  8. Highway

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Mouth-watering prospects for tomorrow, who knows what is going to happen. But actually my gut feeling is Terunofuji will get the win vs Mitakeumi and settle it there. Asanoyama has really dropped the ball the past couple of days. Now if there is a 3-way playoff, and if the victor of Asanoyama and Shodai has to fight the first two rounds...that means he will have had 3 consecutive bouts one after the other. That's gonna be tough.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Terunofuji is writing such a crazy story. Wow. And he looks so confident too, like it's no big deal for him. Which is not a lie, he has always been a top talent. Very happy and excited for him.
  10. Highway

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Too bad for Kak. But Hakuho, Asanoyama and Takakeisho all look very good, I really hope they stay healthy and battle it out for the basho. Early days but Terunofuji also is looking solid, what a comeback tale he is writing.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    So so so so happy sumo is back! And the fans, small amounts or not, make a big difference for me. It just injects life into everything that's happening. Lots of big names looking healthy, good to see that too.
  12. Highway

    Corona and sumo

    If the Olympics are gone, surely that means no sumo until at least September? No sumo with fans at least - maybe two more closed door basho ? Though IDK if it's not best just to cancel everything until September. Sadness, just deep, deep, profound sadness abounds.
  13. Highway

    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Hakuho is a master at mind games no two ways about it, Aoiyama seemed to be carrying some confidence but that was neutralized fast. Very tough the Asanoyama-Kakuryu bout. At first I thought for sure that was Aso's win or at least a do-over, as he swung Kakuryu out, but the replays do show that Kak kept himself excellently in the air and Aso's arm hit first.
  14. Highway

    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    For real. He has no chance now - not that many do against Hakuho, but he knows exactly how to beat Aoiyama every time and executes it flawlessly.
  15. Highway

    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    WOW Aoiyama sole lead 3 days remaining. Looked very good today against Mitakeumi. One difference this basho is that he is going forward and pushing more often, not always going back and going for a slap down as he usually does. It really will be crucial who he faces the final days - I don't think he can handle a yokozuna or someone with much better technique than him, but with just 3 days to go and given that he can afford a loss, he has to be flowing with confidence. Really looking forward to Asanoyama-Hak tomorrow too, that one's massive.