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  1. Rocks

    Games Talk Aki 2019

    Just realized I didn't finish making all my Toto picks for tonight. Either that or I only cliked Save and not submit. Oh well, I know I got about 2/3's of them done. Maybe I'll get lucky.
  2. Oh, so now you're playing Head Games? Well I'll have you know this is Urgent and in not doing so I think you're Cold As Ice. Frankly, I'm Hot Blooded.
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    JWS Aki 2019

    Day 12: Takanosho
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    Women in sumo? Around the world and in Japan

    Afraid of? Probably mostly having to discuss this issue from a disingenuous position. As your question and this video illustrate. To begin with women are not allowed in professional sumo for religious reasons, not athletic ones. The Sumo association has determined that keeping the Shinto aspects and traditions are critical to the survival of their sport as it keeps a very close association with the sport as a distinctly Japanese institution of interest to the nation in maintaining. IMO they are correct in doing this. Doing so allows them to survive the various scandals which invariably come up and maintains what is basically the only viable long standing professional wrestling league of any kind in the world. Anyone making a decent living from wrestling in the rest of the world is either doing it coaching amateurs or competing in a WWE style "wrestling" competition. In neither case are those people actually wrestling to make a living. As stated already there is nothing stopping women from competing on an amateur level or stopping the establishment of any type of women's professional league, other than little to no interest on the part of the paying public in such a thing. There exist so few women's professional leagues, and those that do barely provide income, for the same reason there are not professional middle aged men's leagues. People want to pay to see, or at least believe they are seeing, the best in a sport. Middle aged men, except in exceptional cases, and women do not and will not ever compete at the same level in a given physical sport as men aged 18-35 do given the same levels of training, experience and desire. It is not even close. No amount of money, training or support is ever going to change this. The US women's soccer team have been given top notch training, support and competition for decades. It shows. They are the best women's team on average by far. They also barely compete against any decent boy's high school team. And when I say boys I mean boys. Not 18 year olds. It's highly doubtful they could even score a goal or maintain possession of the ball against anything except an intramural level college men's team. So, the real question here is not what is anyone "afraid of". The question is why should anybody care women can't earn a living doing something competing at an amateur level at best when we don't care that men with the same ability to compete as those women can't either?
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    Games Talk Aki 2019

    I never know what to make of this but I seriously doubt Chishafuwaku is a contender for the Oracle yusho with all those 6s. Gonna be handing points back by the bucket load by the end.
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    Games Talk Aki 2019

    Wow, I can't believe how high the scoring was in Toto tonight.
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    JWS Aki 2019

    Day 11: Wakatakakage
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    JWS Aki 2019

    Day 10: Kaisho
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    Rikishi Status Aki 2019 - Day 8 Late

    West Maegashira #6 Myogiryu (Sakaigawa Beya) has returned from the 11th Day of the September Tournament. West Maegashira #14 Toyonoshima (Tokitsukaze Beya) has withdrawn the 10th Day of the September Tournament.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Azumaryu put his knee down in the process of driving Enho into the ground. Enho had nothing to do with making that happen. The Oyakata said that knee was after Enho touched. Dubious, but close. If you do nothing to win a match you can hardly be surprised when you don't get a close call against the guy that was literally flinging you around the entire match and then flung you into the ground. For my money the match was over the moment Azumaryu caused the back of Enho's heel to touch. And make no mistake. Azumaryu driving Enho down is what caused that. It was not a move Enho executed.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Google translate is brutal here but it sure seems to suggest that the ruling was Enho touched first. People want to argue Enho didn't touch first that's fine. But Dead Body didn't seem to enter into it.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Can anyone confirm that was the explanation given for overturning the gyoji's ruling? As to Enho doing this before, I'd agree. Maybe the Oyakatas think It's about time he stuck to doing something more of the time than "fall slower"? I have no idea what winning move you are suggesting Enho was executing here. He did nothing to effect Azumaryu's fall. He barely did anything to effect Azmaryu at all during the match.
  13. Rocks

    Izutsu-oyakata has died

    So young. Very sad. May he R.I.P.
  14. Rocks

    Games Talk Aki 2019

    Not surprising. That is another of those weird match choices in ISP I never understand. Considering the way Tochinoshin has been going and the fact Enho has been giving him fits this year there was very little reason to pick Tochinoshin unless you thought something weird would happen like a henka or someone falling down.
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    Games Talk Aki 2019

    It's lowest ranked winner you have. Not lowest ranked head to head for a spot like Sumo Game.