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    Trivia bits

    Wow, I never realized Tamawashi is such an iron horse. More power to him!
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    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I am not sure about that assessment. I would put my money on Mitakeumi despite having lost 6 straight to Takayasu going into today. Takayasu doesn't look too genki the past couple of days (possibly nursing an injury?) while Mitakeumi has dispatched his opponents with relative ease. Maybe I will be proven wrong but let' see. I am looking forward to the match up!
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    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    It was more like Endo pulling a Takakeisho (push-push-push-step aside) before Takakeisho did.
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    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Yeah I am definitely looking forward to the Endo-Takakeisho match as well. I think Takakeisho will win but don't think it will be a blowout, especially if Endo manages to get a mawashi grip. I expect Takakeisho to hit hard off the tachiai to throw Endo off-balance and to keep him guessing throughout the match. Takakeisho is deceptively quick and has great timing so Endo will have his hands full with this feisty tadpole!
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    Trivia bits

    I guess getting 0-15 is harder than one might think! And asking for a 15-0 in the same basho would make the co-occurence of those two events even less likely!
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    Trivia bits

    Yeah, I meant the latter. I am surprised it has never happened yet. If that is the case, we'll witness history in this basho if it ever comes to pass!
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    Trivia bits

    Given that Mitakeumi and Yoshikaze are on pace for a 15-0 and 0-15 record this basho, respectively, I was curious to know when was the last time this occurred in the makuuchi division. I am terrible at executing those queries on the database so any responses would be greatly appreciated!
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    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I am really looking forward to this match as well, and not just because Takakeisho is my fave. Their contrasting body types and the fact that this will be their first encounter definitely factor into the anticipation. But I agree Takakeisho will take it. He has more experience and better ring instincts/smarts than Abi I think. I expect Abi to try to keep Takakeisho away with those long arms but I think Takakeisho will find a way to take advantage of Abi once he finds an opening when Abi is off-balance with that frenetic sumo of his.
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    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I feel like Takakeisho is starting to regain his form. His second week should be easier than his first week given that he faced most of the top-ranked guys already. Might wee see a dark horse contender in the form of a tadpole?
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    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Chiyonokuni really lucked out so far in this basho with two fusen wins. Does anyone know what is the record for most fusen wins in a basho and also over a career?
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    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Takakeisho got pushed out so easily today, got me concerned. I guess as soon as Kaisei was able to maintain hand contact on Takakeisho's body, that's all she wrote. And yeah, Hakuho's bout was closer than it should be. I wonder if he is really over his toe injury. A part of me thinks Kakuryu will yusho again.
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    It's their loss.
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I am rooting for Tochinoshin but I also think Kakuryu will beat Tochinoshin on Day 14. Kakuryu has a 9-bout winning streak going into day 14 whereas Tochinoshin just lost the day before. I can't help but think this must factor into each person's confidence level going into their match-up. And I am so happy my man Takakeisho, who has the second longest winning streak at 6 bouts going into day 14, got his kachi-koshi yesterday. His bouts are always entertaining and I'm looking forward to his match-up with Myogiryu today. Conversely, I am kind of miffed that Asanoyama has been so consistently inconsistent. Based on my impression, it seems that he starts bashos relatively strong then just fades away. And in this basho, he lost to both Aminishiki and Takekaze, which is inexcusable. Asanoyama should have at least 9 wins by now. What's up with this guy?
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I don't know about that. Tochinoshin looked liked he was gagging before he entered the arena. Nerves?
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    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,