Kaninoyama

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  1. Kaninoyama

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Takekeisho is once again an Ozeki (and has emerged as the favorite to win this basho).
  2. Kaninoyama

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Hokutofuji having a roller coaster ride of a basho. A kinboshi, followed by 6 straight losses, followed by 5 straight wins. Will the real Hokutofuji please stand up?
  3. Kaninoyama

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Asanoyama's yusho hopes fade with a 2nd consecutive loss.
  4. Kaninoyama

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Takakeisho rolled a strike.
  5. Kaninoyama

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Down go both Asanoyama and Mitakeumi. A Meisei yusho is looking more and more possible.
  6. Kaninoyama

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Asanoyama is looking to me like the favorite to win.
  7. Kaninoyama

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    At 4-5 with both Yokozuna kyujo, Tochinoshin is still drawing live to pull of a kachikoshi and save his Ozeki rank.
  8. Kaninoyama

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Great win by Asanoyama. He got spun completely around by Abi and then driven to the edge of the dohyo and still managed to pull off a win. Definitely a contender for this basho.
  9. Kaninoyama

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Down goes Okinoumi. This basho is now completely wide open.
  10. Kaninoyama

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Aminishiki joins Mainoumi in the announcer's chair as a commentator for today's NHK broadcast. First interesting tidbit: he plans to diet down below is makuuchi debut weight of 117 kilos.
  11. Kaninoyama

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    The question is: can he hatakikomi his way all the way to Yokozuna?
  12. Kaninoyama

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    The added weight was just my imagination then, but his steadily improving sumo is not.
  13. Kaninoyama

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    And Tomokaze hatakikomi's his way to yet another big win.
  14. Kaninoyama

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Meisei continues to impress. Is it just me or has he added some weight this basho? If so, the added size, together with his considerable skills, are paying dividends thus far.
  15. Kaninoyama

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Am I the only one who likes predominantly oshi-zumo? Don't get me wrong, ideally there would be a full palette of contrasting styles making for diverse match-ups. But I also remember the dark days of sumo several years ago around the time of the yaocho scandal, when we had Hakuho dominating a bunch of slow, lumbering yotsu wrestlers and every match was decided by a boring yori-kiri with little movement. I find today's brand of sumo, where smaller, quicker wrestlers like Enho can compete, vastly more entertaining.