Atenzan

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  1. Atenzan

    Ikioi’s recovery

    Do you have any kind of source at all?
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    News of abdication and new reign

    In the year Reiwa 25, if man is still alive, if woman can survive, they may find...
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    Hakuho Injures Arm Haru Basho 2019

    Is he going to do any bouts? The fact that the pec is OK is very encouraging, but I wouldn't sleep on a torn bicep, literally or otherwise.
  4. Atenzan

    New Ozeki Takakeisho

    @Kintamayama Bon appétit, monsieur.
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    Hakuho Injures Arm Haru Basho 2019

    Come on now, some of us are semi-pro pool players here. I was at, er, work. Sure. Didn't have time to properly get my shot in. But otherwise very well said. Now to get my shot in: If any of you think that Hakuhou would ever bend so much as to play theatre to some random geriatric YDC guy (who could never tell a sport-related injury if it hit him in the face, presumably) by getting a zensho yusho while bitching about it, we live in a completely different world. Firstly, it's unreasonable of you to assume that the YDC can have any meaningful power over the guy who has now TEN yushos more than Taihou. Especially when the only other yokozuna hadn't completed a basho of his last 5, and said "reprimand" was over Hakuhou pulling out while 10-2 or something. Secondly, if Hakuhou wanted to make a statement about something, he'd actually come out and say it. I have an EXTREMELY hard time believing that he'd act weak on purpose in any circumstances, he more than any other rikishi on the banzuke right now. Finally and most importantly, I fear for the end of Hakuhou. Maybe they'll do the unthinkable and let him heal and come back well-rested in November or January. But knowing the sumo world, I fear for the worst.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I can feel your pain, I went through the same thing last week. So far the report on me is all tooth and no wisdom.
  7. Congratulations on the great job you did in Toto. 

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      Atenzan

      Thank you very much! It's only my second or third basho playing it, so it's extremely encouraging. 

  8. re: Hakuhou's arm: Nikkan reports that he said that it hurt to throw Kakuryuu today and that "it hurts a little" - that was at the yusho interview. How that's translated into his actual injury status is unknown, but my wishful thinking says it's nothing as major as Kisenosato's.
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    Sansho for Haru 2019

    Ah. I really thought Ichinojou deserved the Gino-sho; he's really imposed his technique on his opponents throughout the basho. Gurowake's statement (or was it yours?) that it's become a Kanto-sho for high-rankers rings true once again.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Yes, I was implying that at that moment Hakuhou already hesitates or feels. out of sync. They get 4 minutes to prepare; you figure that something might need calibration after 3:55 sometimes.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    The kosho system, or lack thereof, may explain part of that.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Here comes the Hakuhou Apologist Press to tell you that you're all wrong again. I think that Hakuhou's "fake mattas" happen when the wrestlers are uncoordinated so that Hakuhou forces the matter so that the tachiai is a synchronised affair. This whole thing started after a bout against Yoshikaze in Kyushu 2017 when Hakuhou was dissatisfied with a tachiai and tried to call a matta on his own bout (and was promptly and rightly denied). It looks like he's trying to avoid a non-matta that leads to such a tachiai. e.: And by the way, I trust Hakuhou's judgement for what an in-sync tachiai is more than either of the two latest Inosuke.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    re: Ichinojou not facing Hakuhou- bear in mind that they're already altering the usual schedule in having Takakeishou face Ichinojou instead of the out-of-form Shoudai. I think they're actually doing the best thing they can here; Takakeishou vs. beastmode Ichinojou is a fixture that legitimises both the potential Takakeishou promotion and the Ichinojou yusho campaign. Besides, there's only two yokozuna, so there was no plausible chance of them scrapping Hakuhou vs. Kakuryuu on Sunday.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Yes. Yes. I was being sarcastic. No way it's deliberate. The man is just an untouchable craftsman. From now on please note that when I refer to something that came from my own thoughts, any of the qualifiers "serious", "correct", "accurate" etc. are code for "this is what my inner tinfoil hat man thinks". No way I'd unironically be that pompous and cocky. Except when it comes to the eating of hats.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    What? Athleticism? No way. That was pure awareness and mastery of his craft, as was his bout today on day 10. This is a man who is recently showing every one of his 34 years, not to mention his tens of thousands of sumo bouts in bashos and keiko alike. Kintamayama said it's becoming a routine, my contrarian, very correct and completely serious take is that it's a deliberate move. "The big maki-kae" or even "the prestige"...