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  1. Katsunorifuji

    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Terunofuji is just THAT good right now. If he keeps up his current pace I expect him to have the first three yusho of 2022 in the bag by the end of the year.
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    With the way Terunofuji is going I expect him to wrap up the November yusho by the end of this basho. He’s like a machine and I just don’t see anyone beating him at this point. Maybe Shodai?
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    Aki Yusho Predictions?

    Yusho: Terunofuji 14-1 Jun-Yusho: 5 way tie at 12-3 but doesn’t include any Ozeki or Sekiwake
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Already a lot of great commentary on Hakuho above but I’ll add my take from the last two days. My initial reaction was Hakuho is smart and knows exactly what he needs to do to beat Shodai and Terunofuji. But my second thought was he knows he can no longer beat these guys through the strength and skill he used in the past. The key being that Hakuho knows his days of dominance are over. And this was the perfect Haukho written storybook ending. Your last win is for the yusho over the guy who is going to replace you as the sole Yokozuna. If he does come back for win 900 next basho how does that end? Withdrawing after his first or second loss? Sticking it out and potentially ending his career with 10-5? Not the story someone so focused on their legacy wants to go out on. The best case scenario is he he comes out strong and repeats what he did this basho. But based on his performance the last two days does he really have confidence in himself to do it again? I think he’s planning to come back in September now, but once he thinks things through (maybe right after the olympics) he will retire.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Wow that was some bad math on my part. Not sure what I was thinking there but at least I left out my Terunofuji 17-0 zen yusho predication from the post.
  6. Katsunorifuji

    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Three days in and I don’t know if anyone can beat Terunofuji. All that tape on his knees reminds me that he isn’t Superman and he could easily fade as the tournament rolls on, but it’s just hard to see that happening. Outside of Hakuho I can’t see anyone really challenging him, and I’m not sure Hakuho even can. It does also look like this may be the last Tochinoshin tournament. He’s held on so well despite his injuries but it looks like all the will and effort in the world can’t get him a KK this time. Then again we’ve got 9 days to go so stay tuned.
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    Heya Watch May Basho 2021

    If Naruto beya is always near the top of the list and Oshoryu is struggling so much does that mean there might be another rikishi who will take over as the great hope to make it to juryo?
  8. Katsunorifuji

    March basho 2021

    I haven’t been as active on the boards as I would have liked the last few months but I’ve done my best to stay plugged into sumo world and wanted to share my thoughts on the basho. Congrats to Terunofuji as he is clearly the man to beat now. I think he’ll be my pick to win each basho now, replacing Takakeisho. Super happy to see Aoiyama have his annual super basho. Someone else already mentioned this but once a year he makes noise and almost surprises the world. Maybe next March (or sooner!) he’ll be holding a trophy. Tochinoshin not walking away with a KK but doing enough to hang with the pack. I’ve said it before and hope to say it again in May, but this man wants to be here. Hokutofuji, a really great showing that kind of slid under the radar. I wish he would have won on day 15 because 10 wins just has a bigger mental appeal than 9. And sliding down the banzuke, Oshoryu has another bad showing. What’s going on?
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    Will Takakeisho be the next yokozuna?!

    I could see a yusho this month followed by promotion. But I just as easily see a 10-5 basho. So I voted soon but not yet. He’s good and given the fact that there isn’t much other consistent competition at the top I think he’ll put together back to back yusho at some point soon.
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    Heya Watch November Basho 2020

    Kotooshu has to be a happy man right now. Best overall record and Oshoryu with a KK. Here’s hoping they carry that momentum into 2021.
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    Hokutofuji off to a good start. Usually he starts slow and plays catch up but a good 4-0 start only slowed down by Terunofuji. Hopefully he doesn’t let that stop him and can get back in the yusho race. If I could pick someone to win because I want them to it’s be Chiyonokuni. But it’s looking like Terunofuji or Takakeisho at this point. But with the way the basho is going (or 2020 is going even) I wouldn’t be surprised if someone sitting in 2 losses pulls out the yusho.
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    21 November 20, The Results

    1 A 2 B 3 B 4 B 5 B 6 B 7 A 8 A 9 B 10 A 11 B 12 X 13 A 14 A 15 B 16 B 17 A 18 A 19 A 20 A 21 B
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    Preparations of the Y/O- November 2020

    Should this be interpreted that he’s not 100% and this basho will be a struggle?
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    Preparations of the Y/O- November 2020

    Out of curiosity, can a Yokozuna be forced to retire if they keep missing basho? I know that the powers that be can reprimand or recommend retiring, but if Hakuho or Kakuryu want to sit out three or more basho, could they theoretically do that with out being forced out of sumo?
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    Ex-Ozeki Corps November 2020 Version

    I don’t see any of the former Ozeki getting their rank back but the poll required an answer so I went with Terunofuji. I think he has the best chance of the 4 and I wouldn’t be surprised that much if he did. But at the same time I just don’t see any of these guys putting the required string of wins together from that high up in the banzuke. Voted Kotoshogiku to retire first and that will be a sad day. And see Terunofuji as the last to go since he still seems consistent enough to hang around for a while. Takayasu also looks to have gotten back into his form a bit so maybe he can outlast Terunofuji though. I would also love to see Tochinoshin hang around for a while longer as he definitely has the fight and desire left in him. But I don’t see him outlasting Terunofuji or Takayasu.