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Day 1:

Chiyotairyuu, beating veteran Sekiwake Yoshikaze swiftly and powerfully: "First of all, it's good to win on day 1. Today is my fourth wedding anniversary. I'm happy that I managed to win somehow. There were even three kensho envelopes. Of course, the money is for the kids .."

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19 minutes ago, rhyen said:

which news portal publishes these quotes?

I usually make them up.  When I don't, they are mostly on Nikkan and Sponichi, scattered about. Sometimes Hochi, sometimes Jiji. You have to be very diligent.

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Day 2:

Takakeishou, beating Ura by tsukiotoshi  after which Ura couldn't walk on his own.: "When I'm out there I am totally absorbed  in what I'm doing so I don't know.  No use in commenting!"

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Day 3:

Chiyotairyuu, 3 straight wins: "It's all frantic, doing this 'one day, one bout' thing.. It's really good that we don't do 'one day, two bouts' or 'one day, three bouts', right?"

I love this guy.

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My favorite Day 3 quote, courtesy of guest commentator Takanohana prior to deshi Takanoiwa's bout during NHK's  broadcast:

Announcer: "Takanoiwa had been suffering from pneumonia leading up to this basho and was unable to train until just two days prior."

Takanohana: "He shouldn't have gotten pneumonia!"

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Ounoshou, first ever Ozeki challenge, beating Terunofuji after a ferocious stare down, remaining unbeaten: "I did not tremble. I just wondered what he was thinking- will he henka or not? I was watching him closely.. It turned out well, didn't it? I was able to go out  there with the feeling that what will be, will be. I am humbly delighted. Still, the basho isn't over yet. It was just one of fifteen days.." Say what you will, the kid has balls..

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10 minutes ago, Kintamayama said:

Say what you will, the kid has balls..

Quite amazing what has become of the 8-7, 7-8, 8-7, 7-8 Juryo rikishi. I'm all-in for Harumafuji tomorrow, though. His balls where hairy long before Onosho grew some.

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5 minutes ago, Jakusotsu said:

Quite amazing what has become of the 8-7, 7-8, 8-7, 7-8 Juryo rikishi. I'm all-in for Harumafuji tomorrow, though. His balls where hairy long before Onosho grew some.

All I can say is that the pressure on the only Yokozuna left standing, who also happens to be the most prone to injury, is immense. A loss tomorrow brings him one step closer to his own kyujo. Ounoshou, OTOH, is cruising. A win-sensational. A loss, no biggie. I am going with Ounoshou on this. All he needs to do is survive the first 5 seconds. Harumafuji in his current state can't go on much longer than that.

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Can't wait to see who will be your 4-pointer in our Bench match tomorrow. B-)

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47 minutes ago, Kintamayama said:

Ounoshou, first ever Ozeki challenge, beating Terunofuji after a ferocious stare down, remaining unbeaten: "I did not tremble. I just wondered what he was thinking- will he henka or not? I was watching him closely.. It turned out well, didn't it? I was able to go out  there with the feeling that what will be, will be. I am humbly delighted. Still, the basho isn't over yet. It was just one of fifteen days.." Say what you will, the kid has balls..

And this is another thing that is likeable in Onosho. He isn't doing that overly annoying "Hisshi ni just desperate, don't remember anything, kachi koshi ichiban ichiban ichiban" mantra but is actually saying stuff like this. I am still waiting for some up and coming rikishi say before first yokozuna bout that he will go all out and leave every drop of strength on the dohyo in order to BEAT the yokozuna. You've got to squeeze the spleen out of yokozuna, push his head off, shatter his ribcage ie go all out. Now that is respecting yokozuna rank. 

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1 hour ago, Jakusotsu said:

Can't wait to see who will be your 4-pointer in our Bench match tomorrow. B-)

After winning today with 2 (two) points, anything can happen. Neither of them are  my 4 pointer. Easy choice for me.

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22 hours ago, McBugger said:

Chiyotairyuu for Diet!

 

I agree, he should start eating more healthily. 

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8 hours ago, dingo said:

I agree, he should start eating more healthily. 

Wasn't it strategic weight gain by Chiyotairyu?

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13 hours ago, Kintamayama said:

Neither of them are  my 4 pointer. Easy choice for me.

Well, you should have put Onosho on 4.

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10 minutes ago, Jakusotsu said:

Well, you should have put Onosho on 4.

What am I, crazy? And I would have lost anyway.

 

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2 hours ago, Kintamayama said:

And I would have lost anyway.

Er, no. (...unless you would have been even more crazy and leave Harumafuji in the points, too)

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1 hour ago, Jakusotsu said:

Er, no. (...unless you would have been even more crazy and leave Harumafuji in the points, too)

4 Terunofuji [-]  3 Harumafuji [-]  3 Kaisei [+]  2 Okinoumi [-]  2 Takarafuji [+]
Bench:  Mitakeumi [+] Ikioi [-] Shodai [+] Onosho [+] Tamawashi [-] 

Is what I entered.

4 Onosho [+] 3 Terunofuji [-]   2 Kaisei [+]  2 Okinoumi [-]  2 Takarafuji [+] 
Bench:  Harumafuji [-]  Mitakeumi [+] Ikioi [-] Shodai [+]  Tamawashi [-] 

Oonoshou on 4 would have brought me 8 points. You had 8. Lose on the first tie-breaker, probably.

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Sure, if you really left Harumafuji on 3, but who would do that?

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13 minutes ago, Jakusotsu said:

Sure, if you really left Harumafuji on 3, but who would do that?

Corrected.

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Day 5:

Chiyotairyuu, beaten by Goueidou but happy anyway: "My tachiai was perfect. I haven't lost while doing such good sumo for many years. I was very close to winning.."

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43 minutes ago, Kintamayama said:

Corrected.

Nope, you miscounted - you'd have 9 points.

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1 hour ago, Jakusotsu said:

Nope, you miscounted - you'd have 9 points.

Kaisei always counts as 2 no matter where you put him. That's the rule.

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