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  1. Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I messed up. I figured he might get them a day earlier with Goeido in.
  2. Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Goeido officially out. Looks like Tochinoshin will get the Yokozuna on Days 13 and 14.
  3. Endo returning and gets Hakuho. Ouch.
  4. Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Now they say Goeido is withdrawing. Tochinoshin looks like a shoe in for Ozeki now. If not flat out favorite for the Yusho. Speaking of the Yusho I'm thinking it will take at least 13 wins now and only the Yokozuna and Tochinoshin have a shot at it.
  5. Games talk Natsu 2018

    Don't like either one eh? I know the feeling. That's why I'm glad Gagamaru fell to Juryo. I don't dislike him but I can't imagine anyone I would favor him against in a match. Still better than picking from Arawashi - Aminishiki.
  6. Aminishiki's Future

    Considering I picked him to retire last September I won't be calling his intai any time soon. I think he goes till he drops to makushita. Given his wiliness and the quality of sumo in the bottom of Juryo that could be another year easily. But I have noticed a change this basho. It seemed like many guys over the past year or more have been very respectful to Amininshiki and have refrained from certain techniques out of deference. It seems like that has come to an end as a couple have straight out tripped him. Going for the leg with the brace. I know no one wants to be the person who takes Aminishiki out with a permanent injury but it seems like they are starting to lose patience with having to face him. i'm surprised it didn't happen sooner.
  7. Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Natsu 2018

    I'm thinking Terunofuji comes back Day 10 to try to get 4 wins and hang on in Juryo 1 more basho. At 0-9 he'll be fighting the dregs the rest of the way out and should have a better shot at it.
  8. Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I have no idea. But I do think he will come back on Day 10 to try to get a few wins. If he can get 4 wins he should avoid demotion.
  9. Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I thought that was just his upper stomach.
  10. Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Natsu 2018

    I believe the official name for this is pulling a "Giku".
  11. Day 7 pics overview Natsu 2018

    Enho " Water is heavier than you think...."
  12. Day 7 pics overview Natsu 2018

    "That was fun! Now let's get our other 2 friends and try on Gagamaru's!"
  13. Videos Natsu 2018 - Days 1-9

    Cheesecake always helps.
  14. Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    There is nothing wrong with Ichinojo's back, at least this basho. Nobody with a bad back is going to lift Tochinoshin 3 times and still have enough in the tank to resist Tochinoshin at the edge for as long as he did. Ichinojo's problem this basho is lack of planning. But that was no issue in this match as Tochinoshin is happy to give you almost any grip on the belt you want and Ichinojo got his. Unluckily for Ichinojo Tochinoshin is the one guy strong enough to take all of Ichinojo's strength and bulk and still come out on top. Great match. But it took everything out of Tochinoshin. He better get a quick grip on Daieisho tomorrow or he could have an issue. Giku - Abi was a foregone conclusion. I don't know how long Giku will hang around but Abi will not have a good record against him. Giku is too good at grabbing and holding for the tsuppari guys to do their thing much against him. To beat Giku you need to either out push him or take his thrusts and turn him. Good to see Hokotofuji look strong. Takakeisho looked vicious too. I wonder how much having Takanohano sitting right these had to do with that? Myogiryu is very surprising this basho. He's looking good.
  15. Videos Natsu 2018 - Days 1-9

    I think Takanohana moved his head once.