robnplunder

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About robnplunder

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  • Birthday 01/01/1962

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    Bay Area, CA, USA
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    Too many to mention. Interests and hobbies come and go. Currently, my hobbies include golf, baduk (game of Go), reading, gardening, sumo watching, ..., and lazying around.

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    Enho, Terutsuyoshi, Mitakeumi, Ura

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  1. robnplunder

    GTB Hatsu 2020- 54 players so far, 4 days to go..

    It's all fair. We are all playing with the same rule. In fact, this and the last basho give us the mortals a chance to score well against the perennial experts (not that I took the advantage).
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Some? My prediction is worse than a weather forecast that claims 50% chance of rain. My biggest disappointment of the basho .... Mitakeumi. Bright spot - Enho getting KK but I still stand by my "prediction" that he will never be a sanyuku. Given my prowess of predicting, he has a better than 50% chance of making it.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    I wouldn't even call that a shenanigan. They were just having harmless fun IMO.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Well, despite a so-so debut in juryo, Hoshoryu's future looks bright. He has the athleticism, techniques. Once his body fills up in a few years, I'd imagine he will be a joi and even a sanyuku.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    They might give to him just to restock the depleted Ozeki house.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    One day, Enho is going to injure his neck. Shodai almost separated his head today. Yusho is all but decided. With so many kyujos, there isn't much drama left. Am looking forward to the next basho.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    IMO, Kaisei is not one I'd describe as aggressive. He got morozashi'd and couldn't exert all his power behind his push.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    That brings up the question of whether he will be promoted to juryo or not. Anyone has thoughts on this? It seems he'd need help and luck to get to juryo in the next basho.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Clearly, Konosuke was confused and made a wrong call on the first matta. I think he needs a refreshing course or retire.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Wow, if head butting is an Olympic sport, Hokutofuji will get a medal. He busted Takakeisho's nose with his head. I don't get this "Enho way of sumo is not right" sentiment by a few. He is literally battling against opponents twice his size which forces him to be creative, smart, quick, .... IMO, many sumo bouts start and end in lackluster way. I can always count on Enho's match to be exciting, unexpected. Enjoy while Enho is healthy. The little guy may not last long in the world of giants.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Yutakayama used a good strategy to prevent Enho from charging in at Tachihai. It will be interesting to see if others start copying it. That could make Enho's life in ozumo harder.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Mitakeumi wins! I think he can take care of Aoiyama to square his record tomorrow. Wow, that's what I call a roll over! Good win by Takayasu. He still looks to have no lower body strength.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    It was fun for the 1st few times I've seen it. I can't wait to see Terutsuyoshi vs Ura salt throwing scene. For that to happen, Ura must climb up the ladder.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    I think his family is in salt business .... Ura just grabs a few pinch and spreads just in front of his feet. Enho does a bit more, perhaps about half a dozen pinch. But I agree that the salt may make things worse.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Why not put a metal cage around the ring? Make it electrical wires so that lethal current runs through them. That will teach rikishi to start and end their match in the middle of the ring. Seriously, the current ring structure should be reviewed and modified to help reduce injuries. IMO, Tomokaze's injury was purely caused by him landing on his leg off the ring. I have no specific suggestions. Just saying.