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  1. Yukiarashi

    Banzuke for Natsu 2018

    Myogiryu M15w (6-9) >>>> M16e!!!! Are you kidding me??!! I also had Kotoeko moving up, and as a fan of his it's very frustrating to see all these very demotable records from bottom Makuuchi be kept over someone who beat two of the three rikishi from Juryo with the most promotable records last basho. This is why I believed it was possible they could keep Tamawashi in Sanyaku for Haru, less and less punishment for demotable records lately and good efforts being passed over that could be very reasonable over-promotions.
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    Trivia bits

    There's also mid-basho Kyujo-Intai palindromes. Say a rikishi goes 2-7, kyujo for three days and intais during the basho with a 2-8-2 record. It's possible to only be an active rikishi 12 days in a 15 day basho to get there, though it's a lot more rare.
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    Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    Okay, now I am beyond confused...
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    Primary School Banzuke 2017 - Grade 5

    Well he's going to have a slight advantage.
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    Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    This story just shows what I HATE about western media. I haven't seen this story yet personally in US articles, but it sounds like there's some out there. People over here don't give a rat's a** about sumo. This country laughs at rikishi for their bodies, their attire, stereotypes it, and the traditions and general. They make fun of their weight and appearance, the mawashis, the tradition, and the general image is just of two naked sweaty fat men rolling around on each other with "Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting" playing in the background. The ONLY time anyone even cares about sumo is when there's a scandal. There is no acknowledgement of Hakuho or anyone else whatsoever over here. There was a time with some ESPN article I saw on here a while back of the most dominant athletes in the world where bronze metal winners from the Blind Austrian Men's Skiing Championships would get a mention before anyone in sumo. Yet somehow everyone knows about the scandal ridden recent history of sumo. What hypocrites. A DUI or worse over here is as common as a matta in sumo. I'm just so tired of hearing the American or in other cases, any sort of news jump all over anything that happens in sumo. Every story on sumo begins with, "This is another black mark on the scandal filled world of sumo, including match-fixing, gambling, and assault." I myself think it's beyond fundamentally wrong women are treated impure to the dohyo, and I think about everyone in sumo doesn't think they are impure either, but it's the religious ceremonies of a different country, why is anyone getting involved that wouldn't usually give anything close to a care about sumo. Oh yeah, there's news in America, GREAT, another time for the convenient news magazines to "care" about sumo.
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    Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Congratulations Kakuryu!!! I always believed he wasn't done yet and has a very respectable 4 yushos now! So great to see him do better than ever and the top Yokozuna the last couple of basho after all those injuries, especially as I always thought of him as the best mannered Yokozuna of the current era. The yusho deciding bout wasn't much to speak of but what a day of bouts! Three or four incredible escapes from defeat today. Takayasu-Mitakeumi was incredible! Mitakeumi threw the kitchen sink, the dishwasher, the refrigerator, and half the neighbor's kitchen aswell at Takayasu yet somehow he falls to his first MK since Kyushu 2016! How did Takayasu escape that!? I guess his round build works well for spinning around on people too. What a bout! Sad to see Chiyomaru fall to MK as much as he deserved to have a good record, but glad for Tochinoshin getting another win toward an Ozeki run. Yoshikaze starts winning against higher ranked competition, shouldn't have expected anything less. Didn't think I'd see a mawashi battle with these two. Another good escape. Well I guess that answers the question if Ichinojo has shut 'er down for the basho. Shohozan-Tamawashi was another fantastic bout of escapes. How do these guys win some of these? Shohozan has had so much effort this time! Endo-Hokutofuji was another exciting one lost in an entire day of great bouts. Arawashi-Ryuden was another escape bout. Arawashi just didn't have a final push and Ryuden survived a tawara-tightrope a few times. Another great bout. Ooh I detected some ruffled feathers with Kotoshogiku losing to Abi there. I guess henkas are a sore subject with Kotoshogiku, especially in Osaka, on day 14. I loved seeing Kaisei and Tamawashi interact with fans a bit after their bouts. You can tell they're some of the friendliest guys. Chiyonokuni-Daieisho was also pretty hectic. Great comeback by Chiyoshoma, 1-5 to 8-6. Yutakayama 10-4! Ahoy! Captain Ikioi the Pirate (Band-Aid looked like an eyepatch) blasts the cannon and improves to 11-3! What a last day in Juryo we'll have! Three guys tied for the lead at 10-4 and I don't think anyone thought Kotoeko or Akiseyama would be two of them. Tomorrow still looks to be entertaining, Takayasu vs. Kakuryu should be a great bout, I think if Takayasu wins he could be on a potential tsuna-run next basho. If he loses then no. Ichinojo-Tochinoshin is always entertaining, Tochinoshin getting 10 wins I think would get him a for sure Ozeki run for Natsu. Kaisei-Ikioi is a great bout I didn't realize hadn't happened yet, both deserve a jun-yusho share (or whole) sad only one can get it though. Could Aminishiki shock everyone and get promoted BACK to Makuuchi? It's definitely flown under the radar, but I think that's an exchange bout tomorrow with Myogiryu.
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    Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    The only thing that can knock back Takayasu's bowling ball is the bowling ball himself! That was quite humorous as Takayasu knocks people back on the tachiai everyday doing that but was blown back by pure belly today and lost. Who would have ever predicted Chiyomaru sweeping the Ozeki before the basho?! And Tochinoshin injects some excitement back in the basho! I wouldn't have had a problem with Kakuryu zenshoing but this can really open up the field. Kaisei has never beaten a Yokozuna but tomorrow he has the chance to both get his first kinboshi and tie for the lead with two days left. What an exciting basho! Really some surprise and great performances all around.
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    Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I know I have joked about it a few times now, but for me the story of the basho with all that's gone on so far has to be the 32-year old soggy Akiseyama arisen from the dead and is temporarily leading Juryo at 9-3. He got a lot of banzuke luck in his promotion, but today's comeback victory against a KK seeking Daishoho really surprised me. This right in the same area as returning Makuuchi mainstay Takanoiwa is deeply struggling at 5-7 too. I would love to see him get the yusho, as he had an ugly 1-14 exit to the division when he was last ranked here nearly two years ago!
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    Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I think he can only be removed for being injured, otherwise he'll stay stagnant at the bottom of Jonokuchi.
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    Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Kakuryu continues to be impressive. I think a zensho is really possible, but he still has Takayasu and Tochinoshin yet. Takayasu's bowling ball worked against Tochinoshin as his midsection is really the only area Tochinoshin lacks size in. I guess I have to give him some credit now with nine straight wins, but he still hasn't been overly impressive nearly losing today again. How impressive has Chiyomaru been? We don't give him much credit as he looks like a giant globe needing continents printed on his belly, but he was incredibly impressive on the mawashi beating Mitakeumi. Definitely a strange career surge, even more so with his alternative physique, but I'm enjoying it and have become a big fan. What has happened to Mitakeumi though? 5-6 and 6-13 since day 8 Hatsu. Chiyotairyu with his pink mawashi looked like a 190kg salmon flopping down today. Fitting that Kaisei's career basho comes with a fusen victory Yoshikaze 3-8. I think he may come back strong in the next bashos, but his performance has been very sad this basho. Incredible KK by an injured Ikioi on day 11 too, Yutakayama also very impressive day 11 KK How many henkas for Ishiura now? Kotoyuki rolls vertically as well as he does horizontally. DAISHOMARU DAY 11 KK! 8-3! THE DAI-NASTY is starting!!! <<How is he not mentioned as most adorable rikishi? Cool win by Kyokutaisei, almost there! What on earth is wrong with Takanoiwa? 5-6 at J12? Didn't the injury report say he'd be ready for Kyushu?
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    Unusual happenings in Haru 2018

    Akiseyama has achieved a day 11 KK in Juryo..
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    Takayoshitoshi scandal

    Takaseiryu? I suppose he'll look far less damaged than Yoshikaze most the time.
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    Takayoshitoshi scandal

    Yeah I see now, the original reports seemed way worse.
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    Takayoshitoshi scandal

    This is what I was going from, I guess it sounds worse than it might actually be I suppose.
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    Takayoshitoshi scandal

    Because his face has been deformed, wouldn't be an investigative kyujo more than an injury. Not too familiar with ichimon connections but Sakaigawa was who admonished him so thought maybe there was connection. Plus I heard it was a Jonidan rikishi somewhere too, I guess we'll be on the hunt for purple-faced beaten rikishi the next couple of days.