Highway

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Highway

    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    For me Tokushoryu is earning a lot of respect for refusing to pull out and fighting on despite his very bad record. Too often high rankers pull out with sudden injuries when results start looking really poor.
  6. Highway

    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Ah, that makes sense then.
  7. Highway

    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Spirit isn't too low, is what it's meant to say perhaps? Brilliant sumo from Onosho to get a well deserved win, looks like Hakuho will have a battle in his hands to win the basho. Turning out to be an exciting one - hope Aoiyama can keep it up.
  8. Highway

    Basho cancellation?

    For its proximity to China and size of population, Japan is doing pretty darn well if the statistics are true. They must be doing something right. Here's hoping Chioymaru is alright.
  9. Highway

    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    My man Aoiyama is a very big fish when he is in a small pond. Really dominates. Well all know what happens when he plops into a bigger pond...it's more fun watching him at this rank honestly. Good to see Hakuho in full health, my money is on him.
  10. Highway

    Corona and sumo

    I'm sorry but that's kind of silly and not...correct. I'd understand if the basho was already on its way and they had to finish up the last few days with no fans, but deciding to hold the whole thing from the start with no live audience? Fans are the lifeblood of every sport, it won't be just "strange" without them, it will change the dynamic of the whole thing. Postponing it is still the right choice if concerns are that high.
  11. So I'm going to Japan and Tokyo for first time in September, have been a fan of sumo for years. I only have a short time there though and am with other people. I really want to go to one of the tournament days, but would only have the final hour or hour and a half to stay at most. Ideally I'd stay longer but not an option. So would is still be a good idea to go for that short amount of time? I don't want to come off as a clueless tourist, but that's kind of what I will be. Very unlikely I'll get to visit Japan again anytime soon. Any advice? Thanks,
  12. Highway

    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Lol this was epic in some ways. No one can say anything against Tochi pulling a henka, after the FIFA-level referring yesterday the sumo elders can't complain. Plus a yokozuna should be ready for anything. Congrats to Asanoyama, what can you say. Imagine if a month ago someone told him he would be basho champion and getting a cup by Donald Trump.
  13. Highway

    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Did they hire FIFA referees for that bout?? That's one of the worst calls I've ever seen.
  14. Highway

    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Someone please slap Aoiyama before the start of every bout, look what he does when fired up!
  15. Highway

    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Aoiyama crashing and burning out a bit after that great opening day bout. :( Kakuryu and Tochinoshin the clear favorites even at this point now that Takakeisho is out. My money is on Tochi, when he is healthy he looks absolutely unstoppable.