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  1. Flyric

    Sansho for Aki 2018

    Now I'm even more confused... ah, so you're saying Ryuden, Takakeisho, and Toshikaze were candidates, but none of them got enough votes. I got there eventually
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    Day 10 pics Aki Basho 2018

    Aki Basho - Day 10 Rikishi arriving Hiyonoyama in the hall and at PR for the postcards the NSK arubaito Jissen girls at the official NSK goods booth in official NSK wear Full House Takanohana Kisenosato Dohyo-Iri Jk8e Fubu vs Jk10w Kaishun Jk6 w Nakaishi vs Jk4w Asahanshin Ms59e Sasakiyama vs Ms60e Naya Ms21w Takayoshitoshi vs Ms25e Chiyootori Ms7w Higonojo vs Ms6w Homarefuji Tokushoryu vs Terutsuyoshi Wakatakakage vs Daishoho Yago vs Hidenoumi Kotoeko vs Aminishiki Ishiura vs Ryuden Kotoyuki vs Kyokutaisei Chiyoshoma vs Daieisho Takanoiwa vs Tochiozan Kagayaki vs Aoiyama Myogiryu vs Kotoshogiku Asanoyama vs Hokutofuji Takakeisho vs Yutakayama Tochinoshin vs Kaisei Takayasu vs Goeido Kisenosato vs Endo Matta Take 2 Hakuho vs Ichinojo the dame-oshi Kakuryu vs Mitakeumi
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    Day 9 pics Aki Basho 2018

    Aki Basho - Day 9 Rikishi Arriving 2nd wasou-day - on a holiday photo shoot with Gyoji at the Hiyonoyama goods shop Shibatayama at the Hokkaido support corner the senjafuda shop Takasago-beya chanko for the rest of the basho is chicken salt boiled chanko Dohyo-Iris Juryo Makuuchi Yokozuna Dohyo Jd110w Asahio vs Jd108e Shimizu Jd36w Takanonari vs Jd38w Urutora Sd91e Ura vs Sd92w Kayatoiwa Ms55e Aozora vs Ms54e Aonosho Ms52w Ichiki vs Ms56e Hoshoryu Ms48w Tochiseiryu vs Sd2e Byakko Ms5e Gokushi ndo vs Ms1w Toyonoshima Gokushindo Chiyonoumi Tobizaru Hakuyozan vs Shimanoumi Akiseyama vs Wakatakakage Arawashi vs Kotoeko Nishikigi vs Chiyomaru Daishomaru vs Takanosho Ryuden vs Shohozan Kagayaki vs Hokutofuji Kotoshogiku vs Asanoyama Abi vs Tochiozan Yutakayama vs Chiyotairyu Ichinojo vs Ikioi Takayasu vs Chiyonokuni Goeido vs Takakeisho Hakuho vs Mitakeumi Kakuryu vs Endo Kisenosato vs Tochinoshin
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    Day 5 pics Aki Basho 2018

    Aki Basho - Day 5 Popular Shimpan YDC top Kitamura Yamashina-oyakata retirement press conference Shibatayama calls for donations for Hokkaido after recent quake ex-Homasho on photo duty ex-Kitataiki at the NSK good booth The rice straw for the tawara bales in the dohyo Ms5w Ichiyamamoto Ms1w Toyonoshima vs Ms4w Tomokaze Tomokaze Jokoryu vs Hakuyozan Hidenoumi vs Wakatakakage Daiamami vs Kotoeko Aminishiki vs Akiseyama Dohyo-iri Arawashi vs Ishiura Yoshikaze vs Chiyomaru Takanoiwa vs Chiyoshoma Hokutofuji vs Kotoshogiku "So you want some Butsukari-love?" Onosho vs Shohozan Tochiozan vs Kagayaki Abi vs Myogiryu Asanoyama vs Chiyonokuni Kaisei vs Endo Ichinojo vs Tamawashi Goeido fusen Mitakeumi vs Tochinoshin Mitakeumi support corner in the Ginza NAGANO Takayasu vs Ikioi Kakuryu vs Chiyotairyu Kisenosato vs Shodai and now, the many faces of Shodai in pain oof ouch Enthusiastic Kisenosato Fans "I am so happy" Hakuho vs Takakeisho
  5. Flyric

    Hakuho Injury

    I think the official doctor's report was: “Damage to right-side patellar tendon, suspicion of avulsion fracture of the right tibial tuberosity. Requires two weeks of rest” No idea on how accurate "two weeks of rest" is.
  6. Flyric

    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Those 9-6 records make things tricky. I think it Baruto who famously was passed for an ozeki promotion due to a 9-6 right in the middle of it. A Yusho is very impressive, but with so many of the high ranks kyujo, there's going to be an asterisk in everyone's mind. If Mitakeumi brings another stellar performance in Aki, he's got it, but if he only gets the 33 wins with no wins against the ozeki+ ranks... it'd be a tough call imo.
  7. Nagoya Basho - Day 10 Tochinoshin gives up on a return to the basho J3w Takanoiwa vs J4w Aminishiki J5w Hidenoumi vs J1e Takekaze Makuuchi Time Tochiozan vs Ishiura Hokutofuji vs Asanoyama Kyokutaisei vs Onosho Yutakayama vs Takarafuji Chiyonokuni vs Endo Ikioi vs Shodai Tamawashi vs Kotoshogiku Ichinojo vs Yoshikaze Mitakeumi vs Kagayaki Starstruck Mitakeumi with Marcus Tulio Tanaka (Kyoto Sanga FC) Goeido vs Shohozan Kaisei vs Takayasu "This is going to hurt…" Kaisei with Tulio
  8. Nagoya Basho - Day 9 Sd47e Kototebakari vs Sd50w Naya Takanoiwa vs Tsurugisho Kotoyuki vs Aminishiki Makuuchi Time Asanoyama vs Ishiura Tochiozan vs Meisei Sadanoumi vs Kotoeko Hokutofuji vs Onosho Yutakayama vs Endo Chiyonokuni vs Abi Shohozan vs Shodai Mitakeumi vs Daishomaru Kaisei vs Ichinojo Takayasu vs Tamawashi Goeido vs Kagayaki
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    Rikishi Status Nagoya 2018 - FINAL

    From this article, it looks like he's still hopeful to return.
  10. Makuuchi starts around 2am my time, so the plan is to load up on irish coffee and power through.
  11. Flyric

    Preparations of the Y/O- July 2018

    aaah, my mistake. Carry on!
  12. Flyric

    Preparations of the Y/O- July 2018

    I'm pretty sure Kisenosato still gets paid, right? Bumping someone up to makuuchi would mean bumping someone up from Makushita to fill Juryo --- so paying an extra sekitori's salary. An extra cost for not much gain, imo
  13. Flyric

    Ikioi marries pro golfer Mamiko Higa

    what kind of money is she making? My google-fu is coming up short in finding details.
  14. Natsu Basho - Day 9 . Jd42w Hoshoryu vs Jd30e Mitsumune Jd11e Naya "So when do these bouts start getting hard?" Naya vs Sd99w Hidano Ms7w Gokushindo vs Ms14e Toyonoshima Ms1w Chiyonoumi vs Ms5e Ichiyamamoto Wakatakakage vs Hakuyozan Takanoiwa vs Homarefuji Yago vs Shimanoumi Onosho vs Aminishiki "I'm the best.... AROOOUUUND!" Nishikigi vs Ishiura Asanoyama vs Kyokutaisei Chiyonokuni vs Takekaze Okinoumi vs Ryuden Takarafuji vs Hokutofuji Ikioi vs Chiyotairyu Abi vs Kaisei Tamawashi vs Shohozan Mitakeumi vs Yutakayama Tochinoshin humming Death Metal to himself before his match Tochinoshin vs Daieisho "Just pretend it's Ishiura" Goeido Kyujo Kotoshogiku vs Hakuho Kakuryu vs Shodai Happy Tochinoshin
  15. Flyric

    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Fair enough, I guess those weren't the best examples. I would say staying crouched only covers the really obvious early-tachiais. For the ones that are really close (and still gives one side an advantage), it's a lot tougher to (not) react in time, because you just realize it mid-charge. This all said, I don't think Giku was robbed. Just making a comment that Rikishi sometimes have no choice but to rely on the Gyoji noticing.