Yamanashi

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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Is it too early to get on the "Break up Kise stable" bandwagon?
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    This is the ultimate irony of the basho: Kaisei, Mr. "I march my opponent to the bales and get thrown", beats the guy who threw everybody else at the bales. Sumo is the greatest!
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    He has gotten the benefit of the doubt before when he didn't have both hands down. Now he gets clocked after having only one hand down. Maybe someone is sending a message?
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Yep, after a horrible 3-12 at M16 in Jan. 2013 he fell to J9, where he repeated with a 3-12 and went intai. A previous injury (?) may have been responsible for his 0-0-15 in Nagoya 2010, which sent him from M9 to J2 for one basho. [Wait a minute. 10 total sekitori rikishi had 0-0-15 in Nagoya 2010. Was this related to match fixing?]
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    Introduction

    Welcome to the Forum. Please feel free to comment/educate/vent.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Aaaaand, Enho blows his chance for a date with Aiko.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Both these guys have been living on the bales. So of course: "No, Shodai, you fool, don't try to push him out! ... Auggh, haven't you learned anything this basho?"
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    Terunofuji Watch

    I like that one. [Also, better than my original idea, "Mongolian Rhapsody"]
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    ... And my "Like" was for Watershed.
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    Terunofuji Watch

    That is the question.
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    Can you ID this Yokozona?

    1) Can you identify this Yokozuna? 2) I am the Yokozuna 3) The Yokozuna is Tanikaze Kajinosuke ergo, 4) You are Tanikaze Kajinosuke. This must be the most profound thread I've ever encountered on this Forum.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    " ... or words to that effect."
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    Girls in Sumo

    It was a surprisingly good article (condescension button turned way down for a change). Also posted on the regular topic thread: Articles by Forum ...
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    What a freakin' weird day! Sadanoumi "Kotoshogiku"s Kotoshogiku, Mitakeumi "Endo"s Endo, and Tochinoshin "Asanoyama"s Asanoyama. Also a little sad: getting to the end of the highlight reel and saying to myself, "Hey, there's one bout left. Who hasn't wrestled yet? Oh, it's Goeido and somebody. Yeah ... " Such a let-down feeling without a Yokozuna or a compelling match at the end.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    But Tamawashi wasn't a Yokozuna or Ozeki. And he wasn't up for Ozeki after a 5-10 at Sekiwake.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Please understand, I'm just some guy, but if #1 happens, I can't see #2 as long as #3 is available. There is precedent for a YO rank; #2 doesn't seem like anything the NSK would want to do (or has done): 1) Asanoyama's 10-5 (at M2) in Aki was a five-way tie for third in a honbasho with both Y's and an O out of action. 2) His 11-4 J at Kyushu was much more impressive, but again a Yokozuna and an Ozeki were out. I don't think an 11-4 with both Y's gone and only one successful Ozeki is worthy of elevation, since even then he would have only 32. For comparison, Takakeisho had 33 wins , all in Sanyaku, including a Yusho and a Jun-Yusho, and they told him " ya need a little more seasoning, kid." So even if Asanoyama wins out (12-3) he'd need to Yusho to even have a chance at promotion. [IMHO]
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    To contrast our Y/O injury-palooza this basho-- I happened across the banzuke for Kyushu 2000 (Akebono's last Yusho). With three Yokozunae and five Ozeki, the results: Y Akebono 14-1 Y Y Takanohana 11-4 Y Musashimaru 11-4 O Kaio 11-4 O Chiyotaikai 9-6 O Dejima 9-6 O Miyabiyama 9-6 O Musoyama 9-6 [Of course, because of the "Conservation of Wins" law, the rest of Sanyaku and the Maegashira joi took it in the shorts!] P.S. Akebono sat out the next basho w/ injuries, then retired.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    To me it appeared that the cunning Endo had a plan: "when he comes up with those outstretched arms, I'll grab one of them, step to the side, and pull him out." It might have worked, if Abi weren't coming like a freight train behind it and knocking Endo over before he could get out of the way.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Three surprising (positive) performances for me on day 7: 1) Kaisei always gets forced into a high posture and gets marched out. Today he kept working and actually touched down second on the throw. 2) Onoshou: Secret Yotsu Warrior! 3) Goiedo: I don't know that I've seen him mix it up like that very often. Maybe he has a Kadoban mode?
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    Ishiura keiko violence - the next scandal

    This thread soon to be changed to "Ishiura keiko violence - the previous scandal"
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    "So my buddy told me that Mongolians were taking over Sumo, and I checked the standings today. Tamawashi, Azumaryu, Kiribayama, barely breaking even. And two other guys were 1-3 and quit! I don't think there's anything to worry about."
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    Fukurou memorial kyujo rikishi list - Hatsu 2020

    Hey, hey, save that stuff for the "Ridiculous predictions ... " thread. Well, maybe not so ridiculous.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Shohozan: I'm going to punch your face into a bloody pulp! Tsurugisho: Does it look like you're the first? Does it look like I care?
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Speaking words in Japanese, Let it Be ...
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Tokyo Disneyland -- now featuring the Sky Crane!