Jaynestown

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  1. Jaynestown

    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    And now I see you wrote 2 more as Ozeki but I can't go back and edit my post (misunderstood at first). In that scenario i think he definitely could be promoted
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    In that scenario Tochinoshin would have 2 tournaments at Sekiwake and then only 1 at Ozeki, I feel like he would definitely need another Yusho at Ozeki before they would possibly promote him. I could be wrong and perhaps others know a couple scenarios where it happened
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    His matches always seem exciting for some reason, and as a casual observer with an untrained eye its always very entertaining. Definitely look forward to his bouts each day
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Yeah, seems like we go through this every tournament nowadays. Goeidou usually starts off strong and we all start thinking perhaps he has turned a corner, then he comes back to earth with a few questionable losses and we end up back at square 1.
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    Preparations of the Y/O Haru 2018

    I agree with this mostly. If he wins in March i'd say he's Ozeki for sure, but not sure if he somehow would win 3 in a row if that would get him to Yokozuna...that would only be one basho at Ozeki...I am unaware of any kind of precedent where this happened in the past.
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    Preparations of the Y/O Haru 2018

    Could have another wide open basho if Hakuho sits out, again at least 5 or so guys you could point to with a real chance. 2 months seems like an eternity, can't wait til March!
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    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    At this rate it is definitely Kakuryu's to lose. 15-0 seems extremely possible (hard for me to imagine who will defeat him at this rate barring an injury flare up or Yoshikaze / Hakuho type matchup from last basho), his sumo has been extremely solid so far. Tochinoshin also looks like he will be hard to stop and could be the bad luck runner up at 14-1. Just a case of the unstoppable meeting the immovable, one of them had to lose their matchup.
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    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Yeah hakuho definitely dislikes that guy, lol
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    Rikishi shmikishi talk

    Well if he doesn't hesitate he can raise up from that Tachiai and head straight to Georgia :)
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    Hakuhou injured.

    I remember over one holiday season many years ago my mother actually broke her toe when a glass A1 Steak sauce bottle fell off a shelf and hit her small toe. At the time i thought it was ridiculous, but to this day she still has some pain in that toe. While she isn't a world class athlete, certain injuries can linger even after they "heal" and cause issues.
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    Kyujo Updates - 2018 Hatsu

    Yeah, hopefully only his pride is hurt. Never want to see injuries
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    Kyujo Updates - 2018 Hatsu

    Yeah those types of injuries are scary, body just giving out and unable to support his movement. Could also tell Shodai knew something was wrong too, not your normal slippiotoshi
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    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Yeah like I mentioned earlier, Kisenosato losing his 3rd bout already is not encouraging and almost a worst case scenario, especially to a couple rank and filers. If this was Kakuryu the calls for retirement would be overwhelming, does this performance put Kisenosato on a make or break basho next time, or is his time already running out and if he gives up another gold star that's it?
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    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Also on another note, have some really intriguing matchups coming up here on day 4. Definitely looking forward to seeing Tochinoshin vs Takayasu, two guys who have looked strong so far so should be a great bout. Also looking forward to seeing if Ichinojo can come out with the same fire against Kakuryu as he showed yesterday. Goeido vs Hokutofuji should also be fun as well as Kisenosato vs Kotoshogiku (what a thing it would be if Kisenosato lost his 3 bout in 4 days). Should be a great round
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    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Course he hasn't had a chance to really bump the lower ranks just yet, he has had to face both Ozeki and a sekiwake in his first 3 matches. Course still has the Yokozuna ahead, but I think he should be ok in matches against the likes of Yoshikaze, Shodai, Okinoumi etc assuming he faces some of those guys in later rounds. Feels a lot like the tournament from tochinoshin back in September and Tochiozan in November. They were M1 and M2 respectively and had to face all of the top guys the first week, can be very tough since you are really not favored in your first 5-6 matches and by most accounts "should" lose them to the higher ranked opponents.
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    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I wouldn't say Kotoshogiku is getting pathetic, he just isn't getting any younger and put up a spirited fight against a couple tough opponents, no shame in that. M2 is pretty much a meat grinder this first week, he should be able to even his record out and look more respectable
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    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Some surprising results for sure, Ichinojo looks like a Yokozuna with efforts like this, just wish we saw it more and not just in flashes. Also happy to see Hokotofuji get a victory over Hakuho, last Basho I felt like he had a real chance but Hakuho didn't offer his chest and stepped to the side. This time around we can see how Hakuho responds to an early loss with some other strong opponents like Kakuryu and the Ozeki.
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    Kyujo Updates - 2018 Hatsu

    Can't say I didn't see this coming at some point, but fear we may have seen the last of him in the upper division. If that knee is still this bad then the road to recovery doesn't seem that short even if he just withdrew from everything until healthy. Amazing to think that Basho with he and Kisenosato battling it out was one short year ago
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    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I am like, many in this thread it seems, super excited to see what Tochinshin and Kakuryu can do if healthy for this entire Basho. It also is exciting to see the top 5 guys all seeming to be on top of their game (still some question with Kisenosato, but his win on day 2 was encouraging). Hopefully as many can stay in the race as possible and we can have some exciting Ozeki / Yokuzuna etc showdowns with meaning.
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    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Kakuryƫ definitely looked sharp and most importantly, healthy. The issue with him was if he was healthy or not because he skill really wasn't in question...after all he is a Yokozuna. I fully expect 12+ wins if he stays healthy for the whole basho. Excited again to see Tochinosin looking mostly pain free as well. Another wrestler that when healthy can be a force and put on a good show. Also good to see Ryuden get his first upper division win, glad Ishiura looked strong (course he tends to start off strong and then run out of steam towards the end from what i've noticed so we'll see), and have hopes Abi will be able to get at least 8 wins and stick in the division as well.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Kyushu 2017

    A little sad to see Aoiyama drop as quickly as he has after thinking he was putting it together and going 13-2 in July, but injuries have definitely derailed him as they have many past and present.
  22. But like I said though, those sports actually encourage behavior like that and live in a different world then Japan and Sumo. John McEnroe made a career in tennis literally arguing almost every single call and getting into shouting matches with the umpires every single match, and those antics got him tons of advertisements, offers, movie deals, etc. Federer will argue a call like you posted, but in tennis it is actually in the rulebook you are allowed to stop play and approach the umpire if you have an issue or question on a call.
  23. Well I was trying to name great players who "didn't" have a dubious attitude myself, lol. I did forget an international name in Roger Federer though :)
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    Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Tochinoshin should be a good test for Okinoumi as well as Yoshikaze for Hokutofuji on Day 13. Rounding up to be a good group of matches as long as Okinoumi and Hokutofuji take care of business today, and even more dynamic should Hakuho find a way to lose today as well
  25. It's hard to compare Sumo to other sports which generally encourage more drama and emotional displays (in the NFL people routinely have elaborate celebrations for simple plays like tackling a ball carrier or catching a 10 yard pass, etc), but there are plenty of great players from various sports that show tons of class and humility even despite others in their sport being rewarded for acting out. Some athletes that come to mind are Bill Russell, Tim Duncan, Bruno Sammartino, Wayne Gretzky, Barry Sanders, and plenty more I am sure I'm forgetting come to mind as a few who stand out.