Dwale

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  1. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Most entertaining day of the basho so far, IMHO. Was really looking forward to Chiyonokuni v. Arawashi and the guys did not disappoint. Chiyonokuni needs to watch that late throw crap, though. As for Ishiura v. Ikioi, if that was indeed shini-tai, that's fine, but I wish they would apply it more consistently. Sometimes I just don't get what the shimpan are thinking.
  2. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Didn't realize that Shang Tsung **** was legal in sumo.
  3. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Look at that leader board. Look at it. WHAT THE FUUUUUUUUUUU *is shot* All I can really say here is that I'm glad I don't gamble.
  4. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Word is that Ura's injury is ACL after all. T.T
  5. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Still too early to count Harumafuji out, IMO, but we have young up-and-comers who are putting up convincing wins, and not losing for silly reasons. Yoshikaze v. Goeido was lame. Boooooo. Arawashi's win was awesome, one the cooler moves in this basho so far. Ah, and I know I'm not alone in cheering Aminishiki for a triumphant return to makuuchi. That would be some consolation after having so many of my favorites injured. Takakeisho means business. Doesn't seem demoralized at all, but rather fired up. Stronger than he looks. Congrats to Kotoshogiku on his first kinboshi? ^.^;
  6. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    What is up with Mitakeumi? He needs to get it together... Onosho and Chiyotairyu look sharp, and Kotoshogiku looks better than he has in a while. What a weird, flukey basho. I can't believe things are this crazy by only day two. It boggles the mind. I don't even want to venture a guess as to who will take the cup. Right now this is a chaos tournament.
  7. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Ok, that sucked. Hate seeing these guys hurt... This is a huge chunk of the division with injuries now. Most worrisome.
  8. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Would love to see Takayasu take the cup this time. If he keeps his focus then he has a real shot. It's only day one, so some of these conspicuous losses might just be nerves. We'll see. Someone better get Shohozan a trap for that mouse over his eye, sheesh.
  9. Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    So, just a couple of observations I wanted to write down... Onosho looks comfortable in makuuchi. If he can continue to put in performances like this then he has a bright future. Mitakeumi doesn't seem to be ready for ozeki yet, but he is a fast learner... I predict ozekihood for him within 9 basho, barring injury. Tochinoshin might have leveled up. He did have an easier schedule this basho than he would have had otherwise, but I think he looked sharp. If he has truly tapped into some hitherto under-utilized resource then folks had better watch out! Ura performed admirably considering he was joi all the sudden, and I think he would have gone KK had he not been injured. But, again, he wasn't dealing with the full brunt of the sanyaku. We'll see how he does next attempt, but I wasn't disappointed with him. I expect he will do better the next time he is joi. Takayasu might have partied a bit too much. But he went KK, so eh. Seemed his focus was off. We had a number of rikishi in makuuchi who need to go back to the drawing board and reconsider their sumo. I won't name them, but you know who I mean. (Aminshiki, you rascal! Don't ever change.)
  10. Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    I believe you refer to Raiden Tameemon who was an ozeki (the reason he didn't reach yokozuna rank is lost to time), who was granted the title "peerless rikishi." He won 96% of his matches, which is even better than Hakuho (although one cannot be fair without mentioning that sumo was very different in Raiden's day).
  11. Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Chiyonokuni earned major respect from me, not because of his win (although that was awesome), but because of his clear concern for his opponent's well-being. Hope Kotoyuki is ok. Apart from that, we had a few slap-happy matches today, always good for a chuckle. Was looking forward to Yoshikaze v. Tochinoshin, and while it wasn't what I expected, it was definitely entertaining.
  12. Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Tochinoshin v. Ichinojo was an epic bout and I quite enjoyed it. But, that said, the stand-out match today would have to be Takayasu v. Ura. Wow! That one had me on the edge of my seat. Such an exciting bout, all the props to both rikishi for their performance. I'll be watching that one a few times, I'm sure. I hope Ura's limp is something he can walk off, as it would suck to come all this way only to be forced to go kyujo.
  13. Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    It's been a while since I've enjoyed a basho as much as I have this one. You have to figure Ura's going to get "the business" tomorrow, as Hakuho will be looking to establish dominance. Would love to see Ura pull this off, but he has only a nominal chance. He's lucky Hakuho's in a good mood. Pleased to see Tochinoshin looking composed and focused, along with Takayasu and Mitakeumi. Hoping Yoshikaze can rebound.
  14. Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Very much looking forward to Hakuho v. Yoshikaze as well as Tochinoshin v. Ura. (Tochinoshin is a good yardstick, IMHO, and both he and Yoshikaze bring a lot of fighting spirit that makes them fun to watch) A number of attractive matches tomorrow, in fact. I might have to wake up early to catch these...
  15. Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    I've been enjoying this basho a lot. Some interesting turns of events, and we've had a number of excellent matches. I get the feeling we're going to see some crazy stuff go down before senshuraku.