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Meanwhile, down in Juryo, Terutsuyoshi is two wins away from katchikoshi and a Makuuchi debut next basho. 

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Ikioi's mention of fighting with one eye made me wonder: has there every been a one-eyed rikishi? Would they even allow that nowadays?

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They let some rikishi fight despite them only having a single decent move, so they ought to let a rikishi fight with only a single decent eye. It's only fair. 

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5 minutes ago, Dwale said:

Ikioi's mention of fighting with one eye made me wonder: has there every been a one-eyed rikishi? Would they even allow that nowadays?

I don't know if there has ever been one but I don't see why they would ever stop one from trying. Nishikigi and Robocop are functionally blind on the doyho and they did fine. 

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16 minutes ago, Dwale said:

Ikioi's mention of fighting with one eye made me wonder: has there every been a one-eyed rikishi? Would they even allow that nowadays?

Yokozuna Futabayama was blind in one eye.

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3 hours ago, since_94 said:

Yes, Harumafuji is sorely missed. As is Ura. Even Terunofuji, in his role as the towering, scowling villain. Now, remove Mitakeumi, Tochinoshin, Kakuryu, and Kisenosato from the picture, and you can see how watching this tournament pales in comparison to watching all those guys compete on the same day. If Ikioi is really hurt as someone mentioned, I'll be gutted.

Ikioi is my son’s favorite (he will even pause from playing with his Ultramen when Ikioi is on the TV; even Hakuho is usually only graced with partial attention), thus the concern in our home is great. 

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20 minutes ago, Godaiko said:

Ikioi is my son’s favorite (he will even pause from playing with his Ultramen when Ikioi is on the TV; even Hakuho is usually only graced with partial attention), thus the concern in our home is great. 

I like him because he always comports himself as a gentleman in the ring and comes across as a genuinely nice bloke outside of it. Let's all hope he's OK

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For some reason, watching Shohozan slap Hakuho across the face in their bout had me literally laughing out loud. Shohozan was quickly punished, but he showed some balls with that harite! (Laughing...)

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6 minutes ago, CT3* said:

For some reason, watching Shohozan slap Hakuho across the face in their bout had me literally laughing out loud. Shohozan was quickly punished, but he showed some balls with that harite! (Laughing...)

Shohozan's slap was so tentative, like he had to overcome his natural "who the hell am I to slap the GOAT?" inclination to even try it. I laughed too because it truly was laughable.

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6 hours ago, Kintamayama said:

Dead man walking Ikioi injured his left eye from that extreme slap by Chiyoshowman today. Backstage he iced it for a while, moaned and groaned, and said to his tsukebito that he thinks he "broke the inside of his eye." "I can see, but when I got hit, I stopped breathing. The whole of the inside of my eye hurts. My head hurts. I may have a concussion." he lamented. Ikioi has never missed a day of sumo since joining in March 2005, 918 consecutive bouts. "It's the first time that I injured this part of my body so I'm off to the hospital.  I'll be on the dohyo tomorrow, even if they remove my eyeball!" he summed. 

Shouldn’t be a problem. Ikioi has three ‘i’s. He can afford to lose one.

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6 hours ago, Kintamayama said:

Dead man walking Ikioi injured his left eye from that extreme slap by Chiyoshowman today. Backstage he iced it for a while, moaned and groaned, and said to his tsukebito that he thinks he "broke the inside of his eye." "I can see, but when I got hit, I stopped breathing. The whole of the inside of my eye hurts. My head hurts. I may have a concussion." he lamented. Ikioi has never missed a day of sumo since joining in March 2005, 918 consecutive bouts. "It's the first time that I injured this part of my body so I'm off to the hospital.  I'll be on the dohyo tomorrow, even if they remove my eyeball!" he summed. 

Sounds like a detached retina (which is bad). I hope he gets the proper treatment he needs rather than coming back just for the sake of gambarising

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1 hour ago, CT3* said:

For some reason, watching Shohozan slap Hakuho across the face in their bout had me literally laughing out loud. Shohozan was quickly punished, but he showed some balls with that harite! (Laughing...)

I saw that, too.  That was very cool although there was no conviction behind that swing.  It was an half hearted attempt.  :-P

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10 hours ago, Treblemaker said:

coffee-induced sumo watching.

Speaking of that, looks like options around the Kokugikan have improved these days.

 

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Really hope Ikioi will be okay, there's not a basho that goes by where he's not limping off the dohyo...and that's what makes me love him more (Laughing...) it just wouldn't be a basho without him...

https://youtu.be/twpei0ZMrxo

(That video makes me miss Ama-chan even more too)

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2 hours ago, Otokonoyama said:

Speaking of that, looks like options around the Kokugikan have improved these days.

Organic Dog? Seriously??

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1 minute ago, Jakusotsu said:

Organic Dog? Seriously??

I usually eat at the monjyayaki place at Edonoren in between the Kokugikan and the JR station when I am able to attend (which, happily for me, happens to be tomorrow!). 

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Hall announcement: The Tenno will watch the 2nd half - and is to be greeted with applause

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Ex-Kirishima is guest at Abema - he never lost at tenran-zumo (Tenno watching), 14-0. He said the Showa Tenno (a big sumo fan) watched from the dohyo-iri - and all the special gozen-gakari special dohyo-iri I remember were for the crown prince: maybe the (Heisei) Tenno always arrived for the 2nd half (even too late for the same style makuuchi dohyo-iri at the Nagano Olympics)

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3 hours ago, Otokonoyama said:

Ura is in tough in makushita with his second loss.

Hmmm ... he lost to a career Makushita rikishi.   It make take a while before Ura can return to Makuuchi.

Yago keeps trucking.   Meanwhile, Aminishiki and Takakaze keep losing.   We may see more Intai after the basho?

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Temporarily, a black eyepatch would look great on Ikioi, now he just needs to work on rolling his R's. And convince the kyokai to let him carry a parrot on his shoulder during his bouts (maybe a crow would work as well ;) ) 

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Going out on a limb ... I say two (maybe even three) Ozeki are going kadoban after this basho.   No hope for Goeido after today's loss.   A new Ozeki in waiting, Takakeisho wins another today.  

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Oh, Aoiyama. Why did he stop pushing and let Hakuho get a hold on him? So frustrating. 

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its just my impression or some guys got really nervous in front of the Imperial couple?

How many years does have the old lady? she looks like 7 hundred or something...

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