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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    To me, Enho already overachieved what his little body can do. I will call that very successful career. Although I predicted that he will never become a Sanyuku, I secretly hope he will make it and prove me wrong. I will still be happy if he hangs around Makuuchi with an occasional visit to Juryo. Go, Enho, our little friend.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Not the most revealing video but one that every rikishi facing Enho should review before the match. It will be fun to watch what Enho does in the next basho. I can't wait.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Agree. Let him finish his sumo career on his own term.
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    Tamanoi Beya & COVID-19

    Ditto.
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    Promotion/Demotion/Yusho Discussion Aki 2020

    Fixed. Thanks.
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    Promotion/Demotion/Yusho Discussion Aki 2020

    I don't know of any other past. He had a few inappropriate behaviors in the ring that was disdainful (e.g, not bowing, etc).
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    Promotion/Demotion/Yusho Discussion Aki 2020

    Takagenji was a good looking prospect a year ago. Then, he stopped improving and got stuck in Juryo. I don't expect much from him in the next basho, KK would be a good result. He would make a decent Juryo rikishi, occasionally visiting Makuuchi. Jokoryu and Chiyonoumi will go back and forth between Juryo and Makushita. If Ura is fully healed, he will make it back to Makuuchi. He will yo-yo up and down the Makuuchi and Juryo divisions. My 2 cents.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Halleluyah. They should have played the theme from Rocky. Everyone knows that one.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    I think Tobizaru will have a good Makuuchi career with occasional sanyuku spot. I think his size (lack of) will hold him back from going further than that.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    I think he did well after starting the basho with 3 losses. I.e, he didn't fold. Let's see what he does in the next basho.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Shozeki, yushodai, .., what else? Daishodai?
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Shodai was lucky to beat Tobizaru (who had him in moroazoshi) but somehow pulled it off.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    The dude had to be convinced to join ozumo after his brilliant college career. His heart may not be in it since he already won two yusho. I am just speculating here. Yeah! Shodai - yusho - ozeki! Perhaps, this will fire up Mitakeumi.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    That is the 5th straight basho which Mitakeumi has dropped his 15th-day bout. I knew Kiribiyama with a busted shoulder has a chance against Mitakeumi who has a habit of losing to a lesser ranked rikishi in 2nd half of the basho. Even so, he was terrible today. I am dropping Mita from my favorite list and adding Tobizaru in his place.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Well done, Takanosho. The age is in his favor. But of the two Koto*, I think Kotoshoho will go farther.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Got that. What if Kiribayama wins today and goes to 9-6? I think he gets the nod ahead of Takayasu.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Enho saved his best for the last. But this is his 3rd straight MK. I look forward to the next basho to see if he can stop the bleeding or go down to Juryo.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    They may stick with having two Sekiwake if Shodai goes up.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Excellent sumo by Kotoeko. The little guy has heart. I hope he makes it to a sanyuku rank.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    It looks like Chiyonokuni will be back in Makuuchi. He got his 14th win today. Give him the M17 slot.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Ura's win today may have gotten him back to Juryo. Welcome back, Ura!
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    The inevitable changing of the guard. I am good as long as the young ones coming up can fill their shoes. After Hak and Kak intai, the golden age of Yokozuna (Kise, Hak, Kak, Haruma) will end. I am afraid we won't see that kind of top quality sumo anytime soon if ever. Sure, Asanoyama, Takakeisho of the world are decent rikishi but they won't even make it to Ozeki in the golden age. I am just happy to witness the age of 4 yokozuna that included the GOAT.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Good job in losing, Tobizaru. You won my heart.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Ok, now, I want Tobizaru to dispatch Takakeisho.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Was that Shodai? Really? An alien has taken over his body.