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  1. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Check the Ozumo Discussions section. He may have bigger things to worry about than demotion to makushita.
  2. NHK just now reporting that Osunaanashi was involved early this month in a car accident, in which he was driving without a license. Hope this isn't the beginning of the end for our Egyptian sekitori.
  3. Harumafuji scandal thread- part 2

    NHK reporting that Hakuko and Kakuryu will be docked salary for failing to put a stop to Harumafuji's beating of Takanoiwa, Isegahama will resign his position as riji, and Takanohana's fate to be decided at a later date.
  4. I did not delete it and am sad to see it gone. Breaking that news is likely to be the only claim to fame I'll ever have on this forum
  5. January 2018 ticket sales

    Not sure if it was due to any ill effects of the Harumafuji scandal, but was able to score two front-section tickets for Day 7 through the telephone lottery system. First time ever succeeding after many failed attempts trying.
  6. Rikishi Status Kyushu 2017 - Final

    It's now being reported that Harumafuji will go kyujo.
  7. Quote of ze day-Aki Basho 2017

    Says the man who's stated goal is to reach Ozeki.
  8. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    I've seen him up close (like literally right in front of me) during Isegama-beya training camps and he is extremely muscular and huge even by sumo standards. Yet Terunofuji is so large himself that he makes even Takarafuji appear small by comparison.
  9. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    I think it was more that he lost his balance and knew he was going down, at which point all rikishi are well trained in how to fall properly, which can appear, as you noted, as if they are throwing themselves to the ground, where actually in this case it was simply a well-disciplined fall.
  10. Rikishi Status Aki 2017 - Day 15 no changes

    Does anyone doubt a fully healthy Terunofuji's ability to quite easily fight his way back to ozeki from the lower maegashira ranks or even juryo if it came to that? If he can fully heal by next basho then of course he should compete and seek to regain his status. But if he does so not fully healed, he'll be facing this same sort of carousel ride over and over without fully realizing his potential. IMO that would be an unfortunate waste of his talent.
  11. Rikishi Status Aki 2017 - Day 15 no changes

    Long term, Terunofuji dropping from Ozeki may be the best thing that could happen to him. Prior to his injury he was about as close to a lock as possible to become the next yokozuna. Now he can go kyujo for two or three basho, get fully healthy, and then get back on track toward his march to Yokozuna. This is presuming, of course, that he doesn't rush back next basho to try to get his 10 wins and back to Ozeki ASAP.
  12. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Chiyotairyuu has impressed with his newly added heft. I wonder if he took note of Takayasu's success after Taka added significant bulk and decided to follow suit. Chiyo's always been tough to beat when he dominates the tachi-ai, and should be even more so now with the increased mass.
  13. Quote of ze day-Aki Basho 2017

    My favorite Day 3 quote, courtesy of guest commentator Takanohana prior to deshi Takanoiwa's bout during NHK's broadcast: Announcer: "Takanoiwa had been suffering from pneumonia leading up to this basho and was unable to train until just two days prior." Takanohana: "He shouldn't have gotten pneumonia!"
  14. Preparations of the Y/O-Aki 2017

    Fourth week of August.
  15. Preparations of the Y/O-Aki 2017

    Interesting, as he was completely absent from Isegahama-beya's August training camp in Niigata. Haramafuji was there, but his activity was limited to light sparring and some focused work on his tachiai.