Dwale

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  1. Dwale

    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Takakeisho hit Tochinoshin like a truck. That wasn't the most entertaining match of the day, but I have to name it the best win. KA-BLAM!
  2. Dwale

    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Hokutofuji v. Kaisei was one of the weirdest mattas I've ever seen. I LOLed at it, "What the hell was that?" I think maybe Hokutofuji saw some ice cream in the audience and changed focus.
  3. Dwale

    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I told my girlfriend after we watched day six "There's no way Takakeisho can keep winning like this. It's too much pressure, he's going to start making dumb mistakes." Well, considering my track record with predictions, I think I'll count that point even if I didn't post it. Still, Takakeisho has all the seeming of a future great, IMHO. Hell, you can't really take him lightly as-is.
  4. Dwale

    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    No idea, but Takakeisho indeed has superior lateral movement. As you noted, it lets him work angles that lessen his opponent's ability to defend. You see this sort of thing in MMA and boxing a lot more than in sumo, but it works the same way.
  5. Dwale

    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    That's beautiful. T.T
  6. Dwale

    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    This basho is pure insanity. Well, a lot can happen in ten days, so we'll just have to wait and see.
  7. Dwale

    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Haven't had much to say so far, but glad to see the intensity is ramping up. Takakeisho is looking like a proper bad-ass and I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do against Ichinojo and, more importantly, Takayasu. Kanpai!
  8. Dwale

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Apart from the middling performance from Mitakeumi, I was pleased with this basho. And I must say, Kakuryu & Hakuho's match was a satisfying end. What an epic struggle that was!
  9. Dwale

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Mitakeumi! *huge sigh of relief* Tochinoshin! *huge sigh of relief* Kisenosato! *huge sigh of relief* Today's matches were as good as a massage for my stress levels. Magical.
  10. Dwale

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Wow, Goeido wiped the floor with Kakuryu, that was bad-ass. Rough basho for Tochinoshin. It's been my hope all along that he would get his eight and then go home to heal up, but it just hasn't worked out like that. He's a trooper, though. Really hoping he can get that eighth. I like how well-rounded Takayasu has turned out to be. He goes here from oshi to grappling to oshi again, with nice, smooth transitions. That's the sort of flexibility I want to see in more Japanese rikishi in the future.
  11. Dwale

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I actually got goosebumps from Tochinoshin's match. You go chest to chest with that monster at your own peril, wow.
  12. Dwale

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    He doesn't like it when they make him work.
  13. Dwale

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Not sure Endo realized that wasn't another matta. Or maybe he was just so sick of the match he wanted it to be over. Anyway, congratulations to Kisenosato on eight wins. Normally ya wouldn't do that for a yokozuna, but this is a special case. Mitakeumi...I do think he'll be ozeki someday, but he seems to be not quite there yet. Of course, if he would like to prove me wrong by becoming a human wrecking ball, he's welcome. Ikioi got some air in his match.Whee!
  14. Dwale

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Absolutely correct, and once Mtakeumi started to move as Hakuho predicted, that was it.
  15. Dwale

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Kisenosato v. Tochinoshin was more entertaining than it really should have been. You see it's two injured guys and you might think "meh" but they both put a lot of heart into that one. Good stuff. Also enjoyed Mitakeumi's match, though I would of course have preferred that he won.