ScottyJoyJrBebe

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    How is everybody going to spend the day watching Day 1?

    I don't get home from duty till virtually the second half of Makuuchi, so its the top matches I get to watch live from mbovo, and normally I will watch the recaps from Moti to get a good overview, then Jason's coverage for the details. Normally on Day 15, my wife Joins me to watch the last three matches as well as the presentation of the Emperors Cup. However, for the second half of the Nagoya basho, I'm on leave, so you can bet I'll be treating my self to DAILY doses of mbovo
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    And so it is written, so it shall be done.. Predictions

    if I may make a prediction of my own.... Ichinojo gets 10-5, plus a special prize, to officially begin his attempt at promotion.
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    Should-have-been Y/O

    I'm actually surprised no one has mentioned him yet, but perhaps Kitao remaining an Ozeki until he won a yusho would have been better in the long run?
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2018

    IMO, should Takayasu get that big 15-0, I'm in agreement with Moti that he would get the rope no questions asked. 14-1 Y, I believe that would warrant "Serious Consideration" for the rope. 13-2 Y, that might be a problem....
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    Immediate after basho news

    So....theoretically....Takayasu gets a 14-1 Y, while Tochinoshin gets a 11-4, would we see a double promotion? I, for one, would absolutely MARK OUT for that.
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    Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Natsu 2015 M6W Aoiyama was paired against S1E Terunofuji. Coincidence maybe? I'm gonna be cheering for "Bumble Boobies" After seeing Kisenosato's performance at haru, I believe that anything is possible.
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    Yokozuna Kisenosato first basho result

    I'm just so happy that I didn't jinx it. I watched senshuraku live after work, and I had a legitimate "Undertaker Lost at Wrestlemania" expression on my face, BOTH times. Even my wife, who is not a sumo fan broke out in a cheer for Kisenosato. It made the news here in Hawaii, as it did else where in the world. Best Basho I've watched since I restarted in Hatsu 2015. Kisenosatoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!
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    Basho Talk ** Haru Basho 2017 ** (SPOILERS)

    Kisenosato. You. Are. The. MAN! For those who claimed he didn't deserve promotion, I believe that is BACK TO BACK Yusho. 14-1Y 13-2Y. And those two wins came with an injury. Takanohana must feel proud.
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    Local Sumo Customs

    E Honda! Portrayed by a Samoan no less in the movie.
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    72nd Yokozuna Kisenosato preparation thread

    Let me be the (I think) first to predict that Yokozuna Kisenosato will win the Haru Basho. I kept silent all last basho, as not to jinx it, and it finally paid off. I wont get into scores (just yet)
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    Toyonoshima rebirth

    14-1 D. Quite Impressive. A true "Yusho Equivilant"
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    Preparations of the Y/O - Haru 2017

    Wow....In Hawaii for a week...hope he is doing a public apperance, would LOVE to take a photo with him.
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    Yokozuna Kisenosato first basho result

    13. AT LEAST runner-up, if not outright winner/play-off. if all participate, this will be my FIRST ever basho with 4 active yokozuna. I started in May 1991, but 2 of the 4 were out, then the wolf called it quits after day 3. I stopped following in 1995, to restart in jan 2015.
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    Will Hakuho zensho ever again?

    Hitman Hakuho
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    Did these ozeki have yokozuna potential?

    Onokuni is very often targeted as a "weak" yokozuna (I am guilty of this myself). I often compare Kakuryu to him. I have to believe that the Ozeki who had potential was Kaio. His injuries obviously held him to where he was at, but I am one that feels his performance towards the end of 2004 (13-2Y, 12-3J) SHOULD have warranted his promotion. Alas, hindsight is 20/20, and it was not to be, but his Ozeki career benefitted from it, as he was able to stay in till 2011, whereas if he had gotten his tsuna, his retirement would have been forced maybe as soon as 2006.
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    Basho Talk - Hatsu Basho 2017 ** (SPOILERS)

    And now we get what we wanted, Hakuho vs Kisenosato as the Musubi No Ichiban on Senshuraku. What a way to start the year.
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    Basho Talk - Hatsu Basho 2017 ** (SPOILERS)

    The 3 highest ranked rikishi all lost, how long has it been since THAT happened? The last 2 days of sumo have been most exciting.
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    Basho Talk - Hatsu Basho 2017 ** (SPOILERS)

    Day 13...very anti-climatic....but...the day is young ;)
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    Basho Talk - Hatsu Basho 2017 ** (SPOILERS)

    So now its Hakuho vs Kisenosato on Day 14.
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    Basho Talk - Hatsu Basho 2017 ** (SPOILERS)

    Unless they BOTH drop out, the we will Have Hakuho vs Kisenosato on Senshuraku as the Musubi No Ichiban. If it came down to that, how AWESOME would that be?
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    Basho Talk - Hatsu Basho 2017 ** (SPOILERS)

    2 years ago, when I ended my 20 year hiatus from watching sumo, I couldn't stand Kisenosato. Now, I am LEGIT cheering for him to get the yusho. How time changes things and people.
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    Sumo program announcements (pics and vids)

    Its amazing how you (John) can be featured in a internationally televised program, Yet you translate your charisma so well onto your YouTube videos. You stood as an equal with Hiro and Raja, yet you also stood as an equal with Jason and Moti. In effect, you have what most people in your position lack, "Humble Confidence". 2017 looks to be exciting, and I look forward hearing AND seeing you throughout the year. Aloha!!
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    Basho Talk - Kyushu Basho 2016 ** (SPOILERS)

    My first ever sumo match I watched was May in 1991, when Chiyonofuji took on Takahanada. I saw the GREAT Chiyonofuji only 3 times before he called it quits :( However, I have had the privilege to see all of his career on many different videos on you tube, and NO JOKE, he could demoralize an opponent with that stare alone. Watched one recap of him vs Hokutenyu, and when Hokutenyu tried to match the stare, it seemed like "The Wolf" transformed in front of him, and Hokutenyu went from "Yeah, you don't scare me" to "Oh S***, I made him mad...." perhaps Goeido is channeling him from beyond...........
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    Basho Talk - Kyushu Basho 2016 ** (SPOILERS)

    Goeido is bringing back the stare-down, I find that AWESOME. I remember my 1st round of watching sumo, and seeing classic stare-downs from Akinoshima, Takatoriki, and (in my mind) the master, Takanonami. i can remember a few times when Takanonami would eye-up Musashimaru, and it would look like fists were gonna fly. Goeido looks DEADLY serious with it, and I believe its a weapon in his arsenal.
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    John Gunning chats with Kintamayama and Jason-Kyushu 2016

    you and me both. And Moti...if you read this...Musashimaru was a PERFECT example......as is Asahifuji (Isegahama)