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    How did Ura became popular even before Ozumo?

    Yes, he is the same mass, but nowhere near the same body type. He has nothing up top. Which for a guy who's technique relies heavily on throwing and tripping is not good. Big legs are for big rikishi to have a great tachi-ai and push other people out. Neither of which Ura does. If he is going to keep the technique he has had he shouldn't gain more weight and needs to work on his upper body. Otherwise he will need to change his technique to compete on a consistent basis in makuuchi.
  2. Yeah, if you grab that they switch you from rikishi to tokoyama.
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    How did Ura became popular even before Ozumo?

    He isn't bigger than Mainoumi, fatter yes, which for his style of sumo it's not that much of a benefit. Those extra 20 kilos are already slowing him down. He certainly is not as strong, let alone stronger, than Mainoumi. He never will be as strong either. He simply doesn't have the upper body for it.
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    Sekitori Torikumi Aki Basho 2016

    Sanyaku Predictions (because this is going to be a crazy basho and predictions will be fun): 13 Takayasu (S) 2-1 WIN Takayasu was a lousy record against Tochiozan but Taka is a new man this basho. Tochiozan (K) 1-2 14 Kaisei (K) 1-2 Takarafuji (S) 1-2 WIN Kasei has not been looking good since March. 15 Goeido (O) 3-0 WIN This is a tough call for 2 guys doing well who have never faced each other. I pick Goeido because so many don't like him. Takanoiwa (M3) 2-1 16 Okinoumi (M1) 3-0 WIN How can you root against him after those 1st 3 matches? But TerrorFuji is the kind of guy who stops runs like this. Terunofuji (O) 2-1 17 Kisenosato (O) 1-2 WIN Easy call. Kise is embarrassed right now and he isn't going to put up with Yoshikaze's slapfest. Expect a very quick yorikiri. Yoshikaze (M1) 1-2 18 Myogiryu (M4) 1-2 Kotoshogiku (O) 2-1 WIN Koto Bauer comes roaring back after that embarrassment last match. 19 Harumafuji (Y) 2-1 WIN Harumafuji is not the kind of guy you want to signal you are hurt to by henkaing the guy you faced before him. Hopefully the Yokozuna is feeling merciful. Tochinoshin (M2) 1-2 20 Shodai (M2) 0-3 WIN Kakuryu didn't look bad last match but he still got lucky IMHO. Shodai needs a win and will come out swinging. Kakuryu (Y) 1-2 BONUS: Chiyootori gets his 1st win by bouncing a hurt Ikioi.
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    Quote of the Day- Aki 2016

    Reporter" "Well then what is Harumafuji's excuse?" Mitakeumi: "Maybe he's young at heart?"
  6. Yes, it was. Not only does he rarely do it, he isn't good at it and it's contrary to his style and abilities. The henka is a trick and if you fail with it you are out of postilion and very vulnerable. Tochinoshim got caught pulling the card out of his sleeve clumsily and still manged to get the audience applause. That should never happen with someone of Kisenosato's rank and record. Most of the Makuuchi would have beat Tochinoshin after that, Hakuho would have made him pay severely.
  7. Still stunned by Kisenosato's loss. To have someone like Tochinoshin attempt to henka you, fail, and still beat you? Incredible.
  8. Wow, Okinoumi, WOW! Great win.
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    Sumo Streaming - Aki 16

    Laggy, but the audio is fine.
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    Quote of the Day- Aki 2016

    I love these quotes.
  11. That's the way, but it's not really fair to even compare Ura to Mainoumi. Mainoumi was ridiculously strong for his size, Ura is not.
  12. At the rate he's putting on weight they'll be catching up to Ura soon enough.
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    Sekitori Torikumi Aki Basho 2016

    Ok, no problem. Anything you can do is great. Thanks. I just like to have your comments on the vids.
  14. Speaking of the Wall, what the heck has happened to Sato?
  15. Yeah, I'm thinking if Kakuryu loses tomorrow he'll go kyujo for the rest of the basho. But that will put serious pressure on him for Kyushu.
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    Aki 2016 - Videos- Day 1-15

    Sorry, keep mixing up threads.
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    Day 2 pics overview Aki2016

    This is a great picture. Magazine cover stuff.
  18. Okinoumi is looking amazing and in is now in quite the position. If he can beat Harumafuji tomorrow he would be 3-0 and having already faced the top 3. It will be tough though. Harumafuji looks seriously fired up.
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    Aki 2016 - Videos- Day 1-15

    Thank you Kintamayama!
  20. Yes, but he had that because Kise went for some over shoulder head grip to try to force Okinoumi down for some odd reason. You don't do that with a guy Okinpumi size, especially if he's standing straight up. Poor sumo from Kise.
  21. if such is the case with Kisenosato then the audience should help overcome his fears, not reinforce them by babying him. And yes, that's called jealousy, it can get you started. But it's nothing compared to the confidence gained knowing so many watching want you to win.
  22. Champions live for such applause, etc. In fact they need it just to get started. Only someone happy with 2nd place, or worse, shrinks from "pressure" like that.
  23. He was mostly pushing his neck with his hand but if watch he gives at least one small squeeze, you see his thumb push into Kaisei's skin, as Kaisei moves toward the edge of the ring.. There's as a bit of choking there. You see it here well on the 3rd replay after the match.
  24. Well, Kakuryu went down. Harumafuji won but he came awfully close, maybe too close, to choking Kaisei. I don't think anyone but a Yokozuna could get away with that.