Eikokurai

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  1. Eikokurai

    Hiro Morita’s “Sumo Prime Time”

    Nagoya sumo tournament summary is up. Nothing too deep but as a simple digest I think it’s well put together. Something to watch before next basho as a refresher or maybe years down the line. Quite a few unpleasable types in the comments though. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SMl67zXwKn4
  2. Eikokurai

    Podcast

    For next Font Day, only use Wingdings 1, Wingdings 2 and Wingdings 3 to troll your detractors, @Kintamayama.
  3. Eikokurai

    Podcast

    I can’t fathom the mindset of someone who gets upset about those things. All I’m here for is the bout footage. I don’t need all the extra detail that Natto has (not that I’m objecting to it). I appreciate the simplicity of your presentation style. I’m an avid enough fan that I don’t even need the rikishi names at all and if I want more info like recent rankings or form tables, I have the internet to check the DB. But okay, that’s me. I’m sure that stuff is useful for other people. But seriously, how hard it is just to ignore? It’s up for a few seconds at a time between fights. Hardly intrusive.
  4. Eikokurai

    Hiro Morita’s “Sumo Prime Time”

    Whatever Hiro’s shortcomings as a commentator (and personally I’ve never been that bothered by his turn of phrase, tbh), I’ll be giving his YT channel my full support. I’ve already subscribed. Even if the content ends up being more miss than hit, it’s important to show there’s a market for anything at all. I’ve been a part of too many projects that got cancelled because of poor execution to know that decision makers readily write off good ideas because they weren’t executed well. I’m happy to give Hiro time to perfect his content.
  5. Eikokurai

    Nagoya 2022

    He can achieve that wish right now. It’s easy to aim for Ozeki. We can aim for Ozeki. He should be bolder and wish to actually become one.
  6. Eikokurai

    Hiro Morita’s “Sumo Prime Time”

    What does he even mean when he says he had a conversation with “them”? Who? The whole sumo association? Far too vague. Who you mention an idea to kind of matters.
  7. Eikokurai

    Nagoya 2022

    Fear of the post-yusho interview in Japanese would me make me self-sabotage if I ever found myself close to winning a championship.
  8. Eikokurai

    Nagoya 2022

    Finally we can complete the meme. Ichinojo joins the club of rikishi who have won hatsu yusho since Takayasu made Ozeki.
  9. Eikokurai

    Nagoya 2022

    Damn, I timed my journey home for the worst time and missed the whole finale. Pleased to see Ichi took the yusho. His previous 13-2 and 14-1 JY’s would have won him the cup more often than not, so to have lost out a third time would have been cruel. Also, good to see Shodai make 10 wins meaning both surviving Ozeki made double digits.
  10. Eikokurai

    Nagoya 2022

    It’s always the ones you least expect.
  11. Eikokurai

    Trivia bits

    I’m sure this has come up before, because I’m always looking at patterns and streaks like this … can’t remember if there was ever a definitive answer though.
  12. Eikokurai

    Nagoya 2022

    Shodai keeps Ichinojo tied for the lead. Final day drama ahead of us.
  13. Eikokurai

    Nagoya 2022

    If he beat Terunofuji we could say he blew it open, but beating the challenger Ichinojo probably just hands the yusho to the Yokozuna.
  14. Eikokurai

    Nagoya 2022

    RE: promotions and fairness. Not all promotions and demotions are equal. If a Maegashira gets unfairly dropped a few Maegashira ranks because he was forced out, that’s not that big an injustice. Their salary won’t change. But a Makushita being denied promotion to Juryo, or Juryo to Makuuchi has meaningful consequences. I’d find a way to correctly promote or demote those who actually deserve it, while limiting the impact to but not freezing the ranks of those were unfortunate to be made to go kyujo.
  15. Eikokurai

    Nagoya 2022

    Ooh, good idea. Let the forum members step in. Yusho winner gets bragging rights on here for years.
  16. Eikokurai

    Nagoya 2022

    If they just have them all line up at once that makes more sense than constant disruption tbh
  17. Eikokurai

    Nagoya 2022

    Yeah. If the final bout of the day is to be a fusen, they usually bring it forward one so they can end on an actual fight. Wasn’t sure if they did the same at the beginning or not. Never noticed.
  18. Eikokurai

    Nagoya 2022

    Mitoryu being invited up from Juryo to accept a fusen win as Makuuchi’s opening bout is quality farce. (First in the schedule anyway. Was it the first done? I know they don’t like to end on a fusen so will adjust the order. Is that true for starts too?)
  19. Eikokurai

    Nagoya 2022

    Damn. This is now at the point where I join in with calling it ridiculous. It wasn’t so bad with just half a dozen guys out — we get that from normal kyujo often enough — but it’s reached a point where the banzuke looks like an assassin working through a hit list. What happens next? Only three days to go so I suppose they will continue, but it throws up so many questions. Do rikishi who finish get treated differently in next basho’s banzuke? Does Wakatakakage’s basho get written off and not counted as part of a four-basho Ozeki run since he won’t get the chance to make 10 wins? Edit: Ignore me. WTK is still in. Mixed him up with KNW.
  20. Eikokurai

    Nagoya 2022

    Not this time alas. At least Ichinojo won today to keep the tie going.
  21. Eikokurai

    Nagoya 2022

    Kind of strange really, that after their slow starts and fans’ early pessimism, both Ozeki who remain have ended up having half-decent basho in the end. Takakeisho is in the yusho mix and Shodai has cleared kadoban with three days to spare. Double digits for both is now perfectly possible. Wouldn’t have predicted that after day 4 when Taka was 2-2 and Shodai 1-3. Fair play for turning it around. They face each other tomorrow though so something has to give.
  22. Eikokurai

    Farcical basho?

    Could have been. Maybe what caused the matta so many times.
  23. Eikokurai

    Farcical basho?

    Ah, yes. I remember now as I think he’d done a few false starts that basho and was earning a bit of a rep for it.
  24. Eikokurai

    Farcical basho?

    There was that basho where Hokutofuji got knocked out during a matta (by Abi?) and still had to do the bout clearly concussed and barely able to stay on his feet. Just one of several examples where an injury was handled farcically of course.
  25. Eikokurai

    Nagoya 2022

    I’d love Nishikigi to win it, tbh. I’ve always had a soft spot for him. Not sure why. I think I just like his unfussiness. Technically sound but not very stylish. Hard to beat because he’s solid at the core and got strong legs, and yet not hard not to beat because he isn’t very mobile. Kind of reminds me of lower division footballers who can do what they do well enough to play the game for a job but no thrills so can’t quite cut it at the higher levels. Nishikigi is also half blind and seems like a bit of a nerd which I find quite endearing.