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Posts posted by Benihana

  1. 3 minutes ago, Katooshu said:

    Both his feet aren't on the ground when Takayasu's head hit his chest, simply not true. His entire tachiai was a jump to the side.

    People are reinventing terms if they say that's not a henka.

    I've rewatched it multiple times in slowmotion, and if it's a henka, then it's a pretty light one. Yes, he twisted his body, but it was far from a blatant jump to the left. We've seen him do worse.

    Whatever, i'm glad he won. He and Hoshoryu will be the next Ozekis.

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  2. 4 minutes ago, Katooshu said:

    This is when Yasu's head hits his chest - Abi is mid air and so far to the side when he see the back of his arse. 

    So what? There's solid contact, both feet on the ground. Mid-air looks different.

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  3. 1 minute ago, Akinomaki said:

    I don't think they want to have 2 yokozuna-ozeki and no proper one

    That's a valid point. If Takakeisho wins the basho with Hoshoryu or Wakatakakage churning out a 13-2 at the same time for a Ozeki-promotion, it could still happen, but that's highly unlikely.

  4. 3 minutes ago, Akinomaki said:

    I had thought it was more recent, but the last tomoesen in makuuchi was 28 years ago.

    Went as apparently expected by the sansho committee - Takayasu and Oho both lost - Oho didn't get enough votes for a conditional sansho there

    Takakeisho still needs to win for that to happen. I wouldn't bet a single dime on him. He lost the last 4 to Wakatakakage.

  5. 21 hours ago, Koorifuu said:

    Same as Day 9 - a blatant dame-oshi after an easy win. The first one was petulant but innocuous - he got scolded by another shimpan, I'm afraid I don't know who that was. But this time he actually sent the kid rolling over the waiting gyoji.

    I wish there were a bunch of older, experienced, well respected sumotori in the lower ranks, which couldn't make it to the top, perhaps due to injury, but who are still capable to go Denzel Washington once in a while. Don't push him out, don't slap him down, just keep him in the ring and give his face a massage, until he bends the knee.

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  6. 1 hour ago, Gospodin said:

    What kind of injury is Mitakeumi supposedly suffering from ? Thanks.

    I don't know if anyone knows, but it's the only way to explain what's going on with him since 05/22. This isn't even Mitakeumi B, he's C or D right now. Going from 11-4, 13-2Y and 11-4 to 6-9, 2-5-8 and 3-8 is not a normal decline in form for a 29y-old sumotori.

    EDIT: I see your question has already been answered.

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  7. 9 minutes ago, Kaninoyama said:

    Tobizaru and Ura with one of the more entertaining bouts of this basho. 

    Yeah, i hope Ura's knees hold, so we'll have a long "feud" for the title of who's the no.1 little, wily, leg grabbing annoyance on the dohyo. 

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