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    That 北勝富士 guy is going places
  1. Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Yeah, that was completely bogus. The shove to the face will certainly earn him a verbal reprimand. Not that those matter much... I was really glad to see that Chiyoshouma got blasted off harder than Team Rocket eventually.
  2. Harumafuji scandal

    If you've reached your limit, but you really want to read one extra article, you can open it in an incognito window.
  3. Harumafuji scandal

    I'm glad that we have a response to this very curious discrepancy now. This "fell down the stairs" part really confused me at first (I figured maybe the info wasn't correct yet) because surely Takanohana would've handled it more cleverly than that. You can't say he fell down the stairs and also make a report to the police. But he did.
  4. Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    I'm with Kintamayama, he's probably going to go kyuujou soon. Maybe tomorrow. Kise is having a terrible basho, while Ichinojou is having a terrific one. With their styles and body types I wasn't expecting Kise to pull off a win. Hokutofuji held on far longer than I thought after Hakuhou had him up against the tawara...
  5. Harumafuji scandal

    This is like Rashoumon.
  6. Harumafuji scandal

    It's not always like that in Japan. People are mindful of one another's "rank" in the social hierarchy even during drinking parties. It's not as strict as usual, of course, but a certain degree of respect is still maintained. It is a bit less formal, but you and the boss are still not exactly equals, even though you are certainly a lot closer to equal when drinking.
  7. Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    I have to say, big thanks to my man Hokutofuji for giving us the match of the day. What a fantastic way to get a kinboshi, even if clearly Kisenosato is not at the peak of his powers for sure.
  8. In my opinion, the most interesting statistic is win percentage in makuuchi only. That's also the standard used in the Wikipedia sumo records article. For anyone interested, I've made a short JS snippet that you can run on SumoDB rikishi overview pages (on the English language version). To run the script, open the debugging console on your browser, copypaste the code, then press enter. For Hakuhou, this currently (mid-basho) yields 84.9% (note: if he goes 13-2 or better this tournament, he will be back at 85.0%). For Takakeishou, 58.0%. Ounoshou, 60.8%. That seems low compared to Hakuhou, but all scores seem low compared to his—Goueidou's score, for example, is 56.8%. Can't be bothered to do it for the rest of them now because I'm supposed to be working
  9. Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Wakaichiro must be starting to dislike the Sadogatake stable. He has only faced wrestlers from there so far. 2-1 now, still hoping for a KK.
  10. Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    I'm glad that my man Hokutofuji is having a good basho. Ounoshou is impressive as always, and he just hasn't had the best of luck...I expect he'll start winning more from now.
  11. Harumafuji Intai Speculation

    Hm, we're now having this discussion in two places. Maybe best to stick with the scandal topic? edit: Can't believe I linked to the wrong topic. Oh well. You know which one I mean.
  12. Videos -Kyushu 2017- Promo and Days 1-9

    Enho vs Jokoryu
  13. Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Hakuho vs Tamawashi is a good example of how Hakuho's smart enough not to just charge in when there's distance between two rikishi. He waited a bit and went in at exactly the right time, and got a mawashi grip right away.
  14. Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Even though Terunofuji is clearly injured, it's still not easy to push him back like Hokutofuji did in his match. Seems he's healthy and raring to get a KK at M3.
  15. Ridiculous Predictions for Kyushu 2017

    Or how's this, NSK announces that they are now officially no longer fixing all the matches, and Hattorizakura promptly zenshos the Makuuchi division.