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  1. Videos and promo-Hatsu 2018-Days 1-15

    Y'all are really too entertaining...
  2. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Not until the fat lady sings? Oh, wait, wrong sport I reckon. ...until the skinny guy sings. It's Tochinoshin's to lose, and as a small and very fair lad, I'm pulling for the tall pink guy. Definitely the best sumo I've seen from him. Tomorrow's match between Mitakeumi and Kakuryu, anybody see the reverse direction pull in play? I'm guessing not. Takayasu is not yet to be counted out of the yusho race, but on Day 13 it doesn't hurt to have a 1 match lead, eh? Banzai Tochinoshin! Now's the time, buddy.
  3. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Good planning and adept execution on Tamawashi's part. And, he dealt Tochinoshin back into the yusho hunt! I've not been a fan long enough to see a European take a yusho. I'm pulling for the tall pink boy. He's wrestling well, so it seems he has a shot. Maybe we'll get an extra match on Day 15?
  4. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I'm hoping Ura will sit out six or seven bashos.
  5. Videos and promo-Hatsu 2018-Days 1-15

    Holy cow, the book's in English? We need a title, please. Must read. Well, maybe hthe earlier poster put it up and I missed it...
  6. Videos and promo-Hatsu 2018-Days 1-15

    Good question! ...and, I'm certain there's a reason.
  7. Videos and promo-Hatsu 2018-Days 1-15

    Day 9 - Nice bow twirling, and an awesome day of sumo. Sugoi desshita!
  8. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Seriously tough match today, but I think he's got a shot at the yusho. I'm pulling for the large pink boy.
  9. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Tochinoshin appears to be healthy for a change and completely on. I think he may have gotten a little gyoji gift yesterday against Takayasu, but it was hard to see for sure.
  10. Hakuhou injured.

    Ah, the Hak won't stay and give up six or seven more kinboshi? He and Kisenosato both look really off their game.
  11. Preparations of the masses- Hatsu 2018

    No, Ura will definitely not be back this basho. I've had two ACL surgeries myself. True recovery can take up to a year if one fully recovers at all. I woud thik summer at the earliest, but it could be fall.
  12. Preparations of the masses- Hatsu 2018

    Tachiai reports: For fans eager to hear news of Ura, we have some updates. News comes from a pair of tweets that report that on December 17th, Ura was discharged from the hospital where he underwent surgery to rebuild his damaged knee. The surgery reportedly took place on or around November 30th, and from the photo shown, it appears that quite a bit of work was done. There is no word yet on how he is doing, or the condition of the knee. Fans should keep in mind that Ura will not be able to even begin sumo practice for a few months, if ever. Everyone who delighted in his twisty-turny, physics defying sumo hope that he takes the time needed to get healthy, regardless of any possible return to sumo. Using US sports medicine guidelines, Ura should not even consider training until the 4th month after surgery, and return to competition no sooner than 6 months. Given the rigors of sumo and the risks of re-injury unless his lower body is strong and solid, we may not see Ura return to the dohyo until late in 2018.
  13. A decidedly disturbing, but sultry and sexy photo. I think it's a joke, but the two faces are pretty close.
  14. Hakuho's dominance to continue?

    LOL, I know a bar (that I love) in Ueno where you wouldn't want to say this out loud in Japanese. ;) I think Hakuho has challengers coming up, including Mitakeumi and Takakeisho, and Takarafuji for that matter. Aside from being slow as molasses, he's taken Hakuho 2 of his last 5 bouts, and should have gotten him on Day 13 this tournament. If Takayasu can recover from his injuries, he's clearly a threat as well, although I don't know his recent record against Hakuho. There is little question,however, that Harumafuji was the strongest challenger to the dohyo menace Hakuho. The flip side is that without major challengers, the Hak could go soft. ...nah, just kidding. The guy clearly lives to compete.