Michishige

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About Michishige

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    Aoiyama; Takayasu

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  1. Michishige

    Terunofuji's health problems

    Poor guy. He won his match to move to 6-0, but I can’t help but agree that he looks like a shell of his former self.
  2. Michishige

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    It looked like Tochinoshin’s knee just...collapsed, for lack of a better term. While he was able to get up in reasonable fashion afterward, I’m concerned that the rest of his opponents will use the same twist tactic against that knee.
  3. I also thought that sh$$posting had spread to the sumo forums as well. I'm sad that I was wrong as well.
  4. Michishige

    Takanoiwa hits his tsukebito

    Ok...I’m just going to say it because at least some of us are thinking it. Harumafuji’s retirement haircut is positively tragic!
  5. Michishige

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I think that’s fair, looking back. It does feel a bit like he overwhelms Hiro with banter. And I’m a relative newcomer to watching Sumo (3 years), so perhaps his style is more appealing to me than to others.
  6. Michishige

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I think you’re missing a significant difference between Kisenosato’s and Hakuhō’s most recent 9 basho. Hakuho won two of the three basho he completed, including a zensho yusho.
  7. Michishige

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I agree with you about the commentator. DS was very informative, from my perspective, and interesting. I know that accent is almost a relic from s bygone age, but that shouldn’t completely discount what he says.
  8. Michishige

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Did anyone else see Hakuho treat his foot gingerly when he was getting up from taking that natural ass-whooping? I’m still thinking it’s that right big toe.
  9. Michishige

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    It’s natural to speculate about unusual things. You’re clearly right that he hasn’t looked good throughout the basho. That’s rather new for Hakuho and it invites speculation. Besides...speculating about that is less depressing than contemplating the pile of injuries to popular rikishi.
  10. Michishige

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I wish there were an eye-roll Response next to the Thanks trophy so that I could properly react to it. I wouldnt be surprised to find out that Hakuho’s toe is acting up again. Given his pride at being a Yokozuna and the state of the rest of the rikishi at that rank, I’d expect him to keep quiet about it and try to tough it out.
  11. Michishige

    Kisenosato intai

    I feel relief at hearing he’s finally decided to accept his intai. It’s criminal how the Kyokai failed to get him the surgery he needed to have any chance at a full recovery. That’s what you get in Japan (on general) and Sumo (in specific): exceptionally myopic decisions rooted in traditional views of duty and honor. I wonder if he will find a Mrs. Kise to become an okamisan alongside him? Are there any rumors of his dating life picking up?
  12. Michishige

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I’m curious about something I saw in Kintamayama’s highlights just now. The head shimpan apparently chastised Daieisho about his bowing? Is this common, shimpan giving instructions like this to the rikishi? What are the “power dynamics” (for lack of a better term) in such interactions? It surprised me to read...as an American, I look at shimpan as relatively minor functionaries and scoff at them chastising the rikishi, but I recognize that I probably don’t understand the reality of their situation and authority. Oshiete kudasai!
  13. Michishige

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    It’s good to see Chiyonokuni back in good form. I always saw him as the little engine that could, looking solid even with a 3-12 record in the joi. Injuries had a big impact for a bit, but he’s looking better this basho.
  14. Michishige

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    With all the hubbub over Kisenosato’s sad performance, Aoiyama’s solid start has been a bit overlooked. I’ve always enjoyed his sumo, but I feel like he’s looking as good as ever recently. Here’s hoping for a good basho performance and strong year!
  15. Michishige

    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Did anyone else just hear the announcer say that Satoyama has announced his intai?