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  1. Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    He keeps fighting like he has been and he'll totally deserve it.
  2. Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    And yet, it is Hakuho himself who is dirtied the most by these antics.
  3. Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    There are about 10 million of them. He had better clear his schedule.
  4. Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Hol-ee crap, what a day! Exciting battles just all over the place. With the Aminishiki match I thought, "Well, that's going to be hard to top." Boy, did that ever turn out to be naive. So, just a couple of thoughts, I might post some more later... Shohozan came in with a good strategy, but you have got to watch out for Kisenosato to pull a reversal at the tawara. He's rather good at that. Takakeisho is learning fast. Too soon to start talking "ozeki" IMO, but learning fast. I expect we'll be seeing a lot of him in the years to come. I feel bad for Takayasu, but he is still recovering, after all. Chiyoshoma has Ichinojo's number. This is textbook "technique > size" stuff. There's nothing magnetic about Arawashi, but he's a solid rikishi and has proven to be adaptable. Just giving some props to the guy, he tries hard.
  5. Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    He has the potential. He needs to put on both muscle and fat (which he will) and continue to train hard and avoid injury. But I think he has a bright future.
  6. Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    You're absolutely right. Chiyoshoma isn't the most consistent guy up there, but when he's on, he's fantastic. Great form from him.
  7. Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Alright! We've had some excellent matches today. I would say the basho has really heated up. I would hard pressed to pick a favorite. Arawashi v. Ichinojo was a nail-biter (gasp...GASP!). Ichinojo + fighting spirit is a scary thing. But Onosho v. Yoshikaze and Takarafuji v. Tochinoshin were also very entertaining IMHO. Onosho needs to be careful here and not let these losses extinguish his fighting spirit. He has a lot of potential, but only if he can shrug off the setbacks and keep his eyes on the prize, so to speak. Shohozan v. Takayasu was the most disappointing match for me today. These are both guys known for being scrappy fighters, so I was looking forward to a slobber-knocker. Instead, they take a mutual nap. XP Disappointed also with Kisenosato's loss. I may have spoken too soon about his condition, but I'm going to try not to worry too much, here, as Takakeisho is the kind of fellow who's going to manage a good blitz now and then. We'll see, I guess...
  8. Ridiculous Predictions for Kyushu 2017

    I'll be cheering for him no matter what.
  9. Ridiculous Predictions for Kyushu 2017

    That would be the coolest thing I've ever seen.
  10. Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Alright, now we're getting into it. Can't say Onosho doesn't have fire. He was a hair's breadth from taking that match, just a bit over-eager. Chiyonokuni has also been guilty of impatience in his first two matches this time. Glad to see him finally get a win. Woo, Aminishiki! What fun to have him back in makuuchi. Show 'em how it's done, old timer. Looks like Kisenosato is back in business. Maybe not 100%, but enough. Glad to see that, I've been very concerned. Hakuho looks focused: no theatrics this time. If he's as healthy as he appears then there's not much that can stop him. We'll see.
  11. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Well, that was a satisfying end to a crazy basho. Glad I had that weird dream wake me up so I could watch the stream, that was really exciting. I haven't seen the maegashira matches yet, so I'll avoid reading the thread until I do.
  12. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    It has been a long, strange ride this time around. Now we find ourselves at the threshold, with coin-toss odds for who takes the cup. I'm not a fan of either rikishi, so it makes little difference to me. I guess the Japanese would prefer a Goeido win here, but as long as the battle is entertaining then I will be satisfied. If it's all decided with a henka then I'll be, you know, bloody furious. It would be nice if Kotoyuki takes the juryo yusho, after wrestling like crap for...I've lost track of how many basho, but plenty. He is capable of better.
  13. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Well, kinetic energy is 0.5 x mv squared, so... Seriously, Harumafuji can generate a lot of explosive power and Yoshikaze just wasn't prepared to handle that today. It happens.
  14. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Wow! What a wild day in makuuchi, with plenty of action and jaw-dropping reversals. Favorite win of the day was Chiyonokuni v. Kotoshogiku. Favorite match of the day was Shohozan v. Tochinoshin, which was just a glorious power battle. I have to wonder if Shohozan would have been able to pull that off against a healthy Tochinoshin, but the man is no slouch himself. Good stuff, whatever the case. Annnnd Goeido drops the ball like it was New Year's. There was plenty of that going around today, however.
  15. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Well, if anyone can drop the ball here, it's Goeido. (The odds are in his favor. Just sayin'.) I've been a little bummed out this basho, what with so many of my makuuchi favorites injured and Osunaarashi... BUT Aminishiki returning to makuuchi is one hell of a silver lining. You have to figure he's not got many basho left in him, but I'll be cheering him all the way. Godspeed, you sneaky old ****.