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  1. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    It was disappointing to see some of the people ( Asanoyama, Mitakeumi, and Kakuryu) with strong starts in the basho collapse so spectacularly in the second half. If they had kept up their performance in the second half, it would have made this basho that much more exciting. And I am happy for Tochinoshin. Hopefully he can stay injury free and keep up this level of performance in the next basho. And I am glad my favorite tadpole, Takakeisho, mustered a win today against Shodai. It seems like as long as the opponent doesn't get a grip on his mawashi (or hair) he has a very decent chance of winning. Hopefully he will end this basho on an up-note. Cheers,
  2. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Amazingly, I still have yet to see one actually hit someone in the face.
  3. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Wow Tochinoshin I think is going to get the yusho, despite his pre-match jitters, if Kakuryu doesn't get over his losses mentally. And Ichinojo is a beast. One shove and Yoshikaze goes flying. It seems like no one in the past several matches with Ichinojo has been able to move him even an inch. And poor Takakeisho is now mk. I am pretty sure Kotoshogiku pulled on Takakeisho's hair or am I just seeing things? If he did pull on the hair, what is the usual penalty, if any? And last, but not least, I think I have a crush on that beautiful woman in red with the glasses in the front row. She is like one of the regular fixtures I see in the audience. Who is this mystery woman? Cheers,
  4. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Wow, beautiful win by my man Takakeisho over Yoshikaze on day 11, hanging by a thread to keep from being demoted. So far, quite a few of his bouts have been pretty violent. I just hope somehow he can modify his style for the sake of his healthy and longevity in sumo. Cheers,
  5. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Takakeisho's loss is heart-breaking because he really put himself in a bad position when he made that huge step back at the end. Aside from his loss and not to sound callous, Takakeisho falling off the dohyo is the cutest thing in sumo. And I am glad Endo won against Shohozan. I can't stand Shohozan's face-slapping sumo. It irks me to no end. And what's with the stare-down between Tamawashi and Takayasu? Is there bad blood between these two? Cheers,
  6. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Ichinojo, Tochinoshin, Goeido, and Kakuryu looked really impressive on day 9. Ichinojo tosses Onosho out like rag-doll. Tochinoshin is crazy strong, lifting Mitakeumi like a little child in the air. Being on the losing end of a tsuridashi must be one of the more embarrassing moments in sumo. And it seems like Goeido learned his lesson from day 8 and just blasted his opponent out of the ring on the tachiai. And Kakuryu just overpowers Arawashi. It seems to me the tournament is going to come down to Tochinoshin and Kakuryu. And that match between Takakeisho and Hokutofuji was entertaining as heck. Great to see such fighting spirit in the dohyo. They really beat each other up on that one. Lastly, who were those two ladies dressed in all neon pink behind the gyoji?
  7. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    What's up with the hopefuls Takakeisho and Hokutofuji in this basho? Despite their victories over yokozunas, they are having a really bad tournament so far. Is it the nerves and pressure from being promoted and public expectations? Well, no one here can really answer that definitively but thought I would pose the question since it's kind of bothering me to see them not live up to their expectations so far in this basho. Cheers,
  8. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Yes, that's how I understand the Tachiai folks are using it.
  9. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Damn, my favorite tadpole, Takakeisho, is not doing too well in this basho. He's already half way to make-koshi. I wonder if his heavy reliance on oshi zumo is catching up to him in this tournament where the level of sumo seems to be higher. To his credit it did seem like he tried an arm throw against Tochinoshin but had trouble given his height disadvantage and his opponent's relentless drive forward. Despite his troubles in this basho, I am thoroughly enjoying the basho so far with all these exciting matches! Cheers,
  10. So how did this story end? Inquiring minds want to know.
  11. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I am really looking forward to the tadpoles (Mitakeumi, Onosho, Takakeisho) and Tamawashi going at each other in the next couple of days. Any predictions? I am surprised that Onosho is still having trouble staying on his feet. You would have thought it would have been corrected by now after the last basho. Also Mitakeumi is looking really strong so far. Takakeisho vs. Tamawashi lived up to my expectations on day 3 as both he and Tamawashi practice a similar kind of sumo despite differences in body type. Mitakeumi and Onosho will have their hands full. I might have to eat my words but my prediction is that Takakeisho will win both his bouts; Tamawashi will lose to Mitakeumi but beat Onosho. Sorry Onosho.
  12. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I just rewatched their match in November and it was definitely a spirited affair. It seems like Takakeisho got lucky at the end, and if their Day 3 matchup is anything like their previous encounter, it should be an exciting and close one.
  13. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I honestly don't know how this thread got sidetracked into a debate about whether sumo is a sport and if it is, whether it is like a contact sport. NONE of it has any bearing on the YDC's opinion or or a single YDC member's opinion that Hakuho's sumo is inconsistent with the dignity of his position.
  14. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    At this point I think we are wasting too many of our brain cells responding to certain members of this thread. I might have to go kyujo and sit out the next thread.
  15. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    You missed out the crucial words "and more".