Kuhne

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  1. Kuhne

    Nagoya 2022

    That was a very shodai thing to do
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    Nagoya 2022

    Definitely if there’s something that can save this basho it would be ichi winning
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    Nagoya 2022

    Shodai is reaching new levels of bad, even for shodai his performance so far has been abysmal, I usually root for him to pull through with the miraculous KK at the end to heroically escape kadoban but not anymore, it’s downright annoying to see him suck so much, does he even want to be there? Is he being forced to be a rikishi? I hope he gets demoted all the way down to kindergarten dodgeball
  4. Kuhne

    Nagoya 2022

    Wow, just when I was about to come here and rant about how this is probably my least favorite basho in recent memory and how I was only watching the highlights the following day and not catching it live (the way I sometimes do when it's really interesting) Ichinojo GOES ON AND FRIGGING BEATS TERU... the one thing I never saw possible due to Ichi's mental midgetness all of a sudden the dude shows us what he is capable when he is confident and now all of a sudden I'm invested and I can't wait. Waka had a nice win against emo kid. Ura had a beautiful throw against Mita. And I miss Ishiura. Those are my 4 takeaways from the latest day. Can you imagine an ichinojo basho?????
  5. Kuhne

    Nagoya 2022

    Man, what a horrible start to the tournament, there are 8 undefeated guys and you know those are likely to falter at any point (yutakayama 2-0, wouldn't be surprised if he finishes the basho 2-13 with how inconsistent he can be.) It all starts wrong for me when the goat of goats Ishiura can't compete. But Daieisho, Onosho, Wata, all 0-2? That's sad, usually, those are the ones we can count on! Anyway, Sumo is Sumo, even bad tournaments end up with good surprises and can be fun, I always thought the sign that you really like a sport is when all the greats and favorites aren't competing yet you still want to see it. I remember when I used to watch a lot of tennis but the moment the rivalries that interested me (roddick federer, nadal federer, etc.) ended, I stopped watching and haven't watched a tournament since because I could not care less about Novak. Sumo is fun regardless of what happens but I wont deny that tournaments like this get more fast forward action from me than others. With the way the score is right now, the tournament basically hasn't started yet, the only one from the undefeateds I can actually see doing some damage (and I would love it if it happened) would be Tamawashi, we know this man can bring it, we know he can beat the yokozuna. Kotonowaka could also bring it as well but for some reason I don't see it this tournament.
  6. Kuhne

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    And we are also being a bit unfair about his late basho fade… yes he lost his last 3 in a row but he did end up with a very often yusho winning score of 12-3… it was still a great effort and lost only because waka was on some sort of trance, I’ve never seen him that focused and on fire. it’s easier to take it in if you forget about all the curse and bad luck nonsense and just accept that this time around he did pretty well but lost to the better guy, he was through and through the second beat rikishi in this tournament and the score reflects that. Nothing to snuff at, he was fighting at ozeki level
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Waka fought Taco twice in the same tournament and beat him twice, I do not have the means to procure an excuse as to why taco deserved it more when the actual winner beat him twice.
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    People love to say he is cursed and unlucky but at the end of the day Taco had it more or less in his hands (waka did lose to shodai after all) yet still managed to lose the last 3 matches in a row, day 14 , 15 and the playoff. You can’t win a basho going 0-3 on your last three, he just can’t handle the pressure. Waka was in the same boat and went 2-1 losing his only match of the last 3 to a super power shodai who no one saw coming, I frankly thought he was going to lay down and give waka the freebie, having achieved his KK and all. Yes it’s painful to be a taco fan, i really do feel sorry for him and his fans but this time around Hiro’s annoying saying “will he be a champ or will he be a chump” never fit better because losing your last 3 on a basho you were dominating is pretty damn chumpish. I hope he gets another chance. And for waka, all I can say is wow…
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    Hatsu 2022 discussions (results)

    What a nice tourney for Mita, 13-2 record and beat a Yokozuna in the process. A lot of it is mental and there are guys that may be more consistent than Mita but they don't have what it takes to actually go and win a tournament, they crash and burn near the end. Mita has show three times that he knows how to win these things, to me personally having 3 yusho is way more impressive than being an Ozeki. But I am happy he is also getting promoted.
  10. Too late to play? Read the message just now! Sorry :(
  11. Yea that was heartbreaking but also 100% his fault. I like Onosho but come on. I’m all for Henkas, this was a beaut even if it went against the guy I wanted to win Thank god for Myogyryu. But the gift that is having to face shodai in your last day to claim the yusho is too sweet for Teru tu pass up. And Myogyryu has to beat a super determined Meisei at 7-7. It’ll be very hard for terunofuji to mess this up even if he tries to.
  12. Out of the remaining rikishi with the possibility of winning (except for Teru of course) Endo would be the only one I wouldn’t consider a fluke. He is inconsistent but when he is on the guy has beautiful technique and is capable of beating absolutely anyone. And he doesn’t just accidentally beat Yokozuna by sheer luck or whatever, when he is on the guy can out grapple and flat out dominate Yokozuna level guys and we’ve seen it vs hakuho, kakuryu and Teru He is like a video game character that every once in a while uses a cheat code, it’s crazy. So if endo shows 3 straight days of his best sumo then absolutely, endo yusho it is. sadly it won’t happen since we tend to get those 3 days of epic endo sumo spread out throughout a year.
  13. I’m just happy this Basho turned out not to be the bust it was seeming to be when it started. These last days are going to be a lot of fun
  14. Kuhne

    Aki Yusho Predictions?

    Hakuho wins and takes terus other arm in the process
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    Ridiculous Predictions Aki 2021

    Ishiura makes a legit run for the win. Shodai looks like he knows what he is doing Endo wins the basho Terunofuji completely sucks and embarrasses himself in his first tournament as a yokozuna
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    Sumo and the Olympics

    I agree with this, after that ceremony all other ceremonies just seem to be competing on a different division, Beijing was something to behold. I believe Tokyo 2020 could have rivaled it if it had happened in 2020 without COVID but they were forced to make it somber and mainly about covid and recovery and all that stuff.
  17. Kuhne

    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Inconceivable!
  18. Kuhne

    Nagoya Basho 2021

    100% agree with you
  19. You are the boss Kintamayama, thanks for these videos as always.
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    Terunofuji Story Creates Awkward Silence

    Tokoshoryu officially the most famous sumo wrestler of all time. deservedly so
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    Sumo and the Olympics

    It’s their loss, they didn’t capitalize on what could have been a beautiful moment. it could have been visual cultural poetry, having a kabuki actor, maybe a samurai, geishas, all dancing to soft Japanese classical music and then you switch to the 69th yokozuna and he just elbows the shit out of all of them, literally knocks the kabuki guy the fuck out and fist pumps while screaming FOR YOU FATHER, FOR MONGOLIA! And every single mummy in the NSK dies of a heart attack.
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    Grand Slams in Ozumo

    The skill level required is the same of course but the mental task is greater and the physical requirements to have your body at top shape for longer means it’s simply more difficult.
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    Grand Slams in Ozumo

    The reason why a calendar year slam (in any sport where it can happen) is considered a special achievement compared to winning all tournaments in different years is simple. the calendar year slam is harder to achieve. That’s all. You need to be on your game in the first tournament of the year and keep the level throughout. If you mess up you won’t be able to try again until next year, as opposed to career slams where you can start over next tournament. got the flu on January? There goes the calendar year slam, better luck next year. tennis has the golden slam which means you also won the Olympic gold medal that year, which is obviously harder for obvious reasons, only one player has achieved that. but novak is on track this year…
  24. Dear terunofuji, please be a better Yokozuna than Hakuho, do not dare throw a forearm in the tachiai or show emotion. Forearms are dirty, evil and dangerous. You can try head to head concussions all tournament long, you can even drop people on their head and paralyze then from the neck down, that’s all acceptable. It will even be acceptable when we take a couple of hours to give the hurt rikishi the treatment he requires. but that’s all good because tradition and stuff, but don’t you dare throw a forearm or slaps you hear MFer??? Congrats on the promotion. sincerely NSK
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    Terunofuji is the 73rd Yokozuna.

    I meant because they were the closest I could think who looked like Ivan Drago