Peterao

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    Natsu Basho 2012 - Discussion

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    Sad, sad news

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    Day 3 expert (not so much) predictions

    Are you an Administrator, Moderator, or Owner of this forum? If so, then I have nothing more to say. If not, then who the heck are you to judge the merit of a post that is perfectly on topic for "Honbasho Talk"? (note: not "Honbasho News")
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    Day 3 expert (not so much) predictions

    So because I stuck up for the guy, I'm to blame for hurt feelings? That is an awfully bizarre leap of logic to make...
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    Nagoya basho might be cancelled

    As the investigation appears to be at an end, NHK has announced that they will televise the upcoming Nagoya Basho, provided that it is held as a true "Hon Basho"
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    Kaio: first 0-15 ozeki?

    It wasn't actually a prediction; I just said that I wouldn't be surprised if Kaio didn't win. That was back when I still thought that we might have a real gachinko basho...but obviously it would look bad if ozeki performance were _too_ radically different from previous basho.
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    Video Streams - Natsu 2011

    On a more low-tech video stream note, I saw a couple of highlights on the NHK 9 news broadcast tonight (featuring Kaisei and his Holy kesho-mawashi) The surprising thing was that the shown bout was called by one of the regular NHK sumo announcers! I wonder if he just overdubs the matches they choose for the news broadcast, or if he's actually doing a full call of all the days matches that no one will ever hear...
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    Day 3 expert (not so much) predictions

    Well it seems that we've scared Haruibono away, so problem solved! (Sign of approval...)
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    Day 3 expert (not so much) predictions

    I don't see the daily results posted in a single thread... Sure, but at least he could reply to the daily results (and next days pairings) postings instead of cluttering up the Honbasho forum with low interest threads. What's your basis for this claim, besides personal disinterest? This thread has about as many views as your Day 2 lower division results post...
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    Day 3 expert (not so much) predictions

    I don't see the daily results posted in a single thread...
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    May basho to be broadcast in full on the internet

    By the way, the English description on the NSK site now reads "Real-time, streaming video from the very lowest Jonokuchi Division now available." If they actually bothered to change the English text, then perhaps this is now a permanent arrangement...
  12. I was...well, not "expecting", but hoping to see a more urgent type of sumo at the skill test. More desperate battles on the tawara, less people meekly stepping backwards out of the dohyo, that sort of thing. But my impression is that the sumo we are seeing now is basically the same as before the scandal. We even had henka on the very first day! I don't see too many of the "new" viewers that the extraordinary circumstances attracted sticking around once things settle down...
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    Kaio: first 0-15 ozeki?

    Nosh tried a maki-kae at the most inopportune time. Good to see that Kaio can move forward quickly, but maybe it was Toyonoshima's weakness rather than Kaio's strength that did it. For the sake of our premature jumper - was it Toyonoshima
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    Day 1 lower division results

    Complete with two ugly matta and annoying free software watermarks.
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    Video Streams - Natsu 2011

    Well, we are getting close-ups and stuff-not the one camera from a far -off land we have been getting on the stream, so it's a great start. And it seems to cover many different needs with many different feeds, so everyone should be quite content. I know I am.. If this is a dress rehearsal for life without NHK, then I imagine that they need to impress people. Because going forward, those people will need to pay for this service in order for it to remain viable. Unless the Kyokai can make up the license fees with enhanced advertising that would be possible without public broadcasting restrictions...