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  1. Atenzan

    Takakeishou injured

    Internal bleeding from an injury to the sole of the foot seems both extremely unpleasant and difficult to achieve.
  2. Atenzan

    YDC convenes-Hatsu 2019

    Christ, I was just joking with my "yaocho even in keiko" post. The last thing I was expecting was a serious debate on the subject. Gurowake covered the Kisenosato leg of the debate excellently at the top of this page. How can you identify a *mukiryoku* bout anyway? As opposed to an undisclosed injury or six, or the guy getting dazed from the tachiai, or, god forbid, a rikishi having a really poor bout one time? And if there still is a yaocho circuit, do you really think that they would risk blowing their cover on a Mitakeumi keiko session whose followers are probably this forum, Mitakeumi's mum and seven beat writers for newspapers' sports sections? And not, say, a 3-6 J14 on day 10 of a honbasho, whose projected quality of life for the following two months really depends on a low-interest bout? And, for heaven's sake, we're talking about practice, to quote Allen Iverson. Maybe Takakeishou wanted to practice his yotsu against the single greatest yotsu man of the last 50 years (probably) because it's PRACTICE and he wanted to PRACTISE one very significant sumo discipline, which he happens to be uncomfortable engaging in, with the best possible partner. This isn't a personal attack against Dapeng or YBF or anyone. I just think that some of you are blowing some things way out of proportion.
  3. Atenzan

    YDC convenes-Hatsu 2019

    A certain site that *talks* *sumo* will actually disagree with that.
  4. Atenzan

    YDC convenes-Hatsu 2019

    Personally I agree- I only go surname-first if I know that everyone who is reading/listening speaks some Japanese. I was just posting to clarify, since no member of the forum would ever refer to Akinori Asashouryuu. Shikonae are a different beast.
  5. Atenzan

    YDC convenes-Hatsu 2019

    That would be his Western-form name. It's 矢野・弘典 ( やのう・ひろのり)
  6. Atenzan

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Jokes aside, it will be interesting to see what the bigwigs say about a Tamawashi ozeki run. He's got 9 and 13 with a yusho from the jo'i over his last two, same as Takakeishou had before Hatsu. If they say he's good for a promotion with 11 in March, what can we assume about the ozeki promotion standards? Select as applicable: -Atenzan must be proven right as close to right on time as possible -You have to have at least the last two of your three basho at sekiwake -Newbloods are subject to higher standards, lest they do a Dejima/Miyabiyama -33 is only good if the Y/O are genki -The Kyokai are horribly bigoted against short people (in which case I should warn them not to listen to me anymore cause I'm shorter than Enhou) -Oshi-zumo is subject to higher scrutiny than yotsu-zumo, seeing as the vast majority of successful Y/O are belt guys
  7. Atenzan

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    If I knew how much clout my posts had within the Kyokai, I'd post way more. That is, until all of you chopped off my hands and waterboarded my keyboard.
  8. Atenzan

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    What isn't, these days?
  9. Atenzan

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Amamaniac, speaking as the guy who spent the whole year of 2016 dorking about on this very forum telling everyone and their dog that Kisenosato will never get a yusho and will never become yokozuna, and seeing how people still haven't given me any significant grief over it, my takeaway is that if you provide false historical information, it's better for you if said information concerns the future and not the past.
  10. Atenzan

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    If he gets promoted now and demoted after eight bashos at Ozeki, you can eat a kippah and I'll eat a visor - combined that's a full hat.
  11. Atenzan

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    In light of the same Ounomatsu bigman man's comments from last (Japanese time) night that he wanted Takakeishou to "show him his sumo in the final 2 days" when asked about his Ozeki promotion, I find it likely that one very influential vote is halfway in the "yes" column already.
  12. Atenzan

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Only thing related to that I've found is Ounomatsu saying "I want [Takakeishou] to show me his sumo in the 2 remaining days". The relevant Mainichi article's headline mentions him being "one win away from the 33 promotion standard". I hope you don't have another source on that...
  13. Atenzan

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    The appropriate thing to throw to him would be a steak, I believe. But even though he may have been wrong, he's still the best.
  14. Atenzan

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Exactly. That's what I was telling Kintamayama, which was published in the predictions thread and became the hat debate- the shukun-sho are a very nice historical predictor of ozekihood, as is the fact that he's *the* youngest makuuchi rikishi. If I may be even more bold, maybe to the extent of stupidity, I dare say that if and when he learns to hold his own at the belt, he'll become the single strongest candidate for next 20-yusho winner.
  15. Atenzan

    Rikishi Status Hatsu 2019 - Final

    Hope he wasn't already too badly injured. I can see how easily a J14w can elect to fight through injury rather than go kyujo at the medically appropriate time.