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1 hour ago, Kotomiyama said:

Onosho has the strange ability of snatchin defeat from the jaws of victory.

It was reported, though, that Toyohibiki had sneezed repeatedly in the locker room.

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The rikishi must have been reading Sheryl Sandberg or something, because there was an awful lot of leaning in yesterday. 

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Down in Jonokuchi it’s going to be a three way playoff. Marushou, Sakurai and Motobayashi. All from Kotooushuu's Naruto beya. All 7-0..

Sakurai and his Oyakata seem happy enough;

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51 minutes ago, Kintamayama said:

Down in Jonokuchi it’s going to be a three way playoff. Marushou, Sakurai and Motobayashi. All from Kotooushuu's Naruto beya. All 7-0..

Sakurai and his Oyakata seem happy enough;

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How many times, I wonder, has there been a three-way playoff between rikishi from the same stable in any of the divisions?

Edit: the Japanese article says it’s the first such instance in Jonokuchi.

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Yubinhaad must feel robbed. They have just denied us the 13th instance of kotehineri in Makuuchi by calling Nishikigi's win kotenage.

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Endo's interview are so bad they didn't even show his kk interview on screen, the announcer just reported the few words Endo said and that's it...

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Wait what ? Tamawashi won by kotenage and didn't break Takarafuji's arm ? Incredible...

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9 hours ago, yorikiried by fate said:

It was reported, though, that Toyohibiki had sneezed repeatedly in the locker room.

Indeed. In the beginning of this decade, there were two certainties before a basho even started.

- Hakuho for the yusho.

- At least 5 of Toyohibiki's matches would follow the same pattern:

  1. Toyohibiki mightly blasts his opponent away, only the final thrust is left
  2. You blink
  3. Toyohibiki's belly is on the dohyo and his stunned opponent is still on foot

Live comments on Alvaro Morata's time at Chelsea FC have always reminded me of him. "Surely he can't miss from there!.. ... He's missed from there."

 

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Oh, my, oh, my.  It is looking good for Terutsuyoshi.   Hak or Kak will have to face each other, one of them ending up with 2 losses.  Terutsuyoshi needs one more win for jun-yusho, and two more to .... wow!   Just wow!

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Tomokaze, never makekoshi, highest rank, and first kinboshi to get double digits with two days to go. Incredible.

 

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What was Kakuryu thinking there, going in low? Tomokaze never let him anywhere near his mawashi. 

Mitakeumi kachikoshi.

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Just now, Rainoyama said:

Tomokaze, never makekoshi, highest rank, and first kinboshi to get double digits with two days to go. Incredible.

 

I can't thank him enough to make this basho interesting on day 14 & 15.

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17 minutes ago, Koorifuu said:

Indeed. In the beginning of this decade, there were two certainties before a basho even started.

- Hakuho for the yusho.

- At least 5 of Toyohibiki's matches would follow the same pattern:

  1. Toyohibiki mightly blasts his opponent away, only the final thrust is left
  2. You blink
  3. Toyohibiki's belly is on the dohyo and his stunned opponent is still on foot

Live comments on Alvaro Morata's time at Chelsea FC have always reminded me of him. "Surely he can't miss from there!.. ... He's missed from there."

 

Knowlegable people all around. And here I thought my one-liner was way too cryptic.

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1 minute ago, yorikiried by fate said:

Knowlegable people all around. And here I thought my one-liner was way too cryptic.

On second thought, I'm disappointed that no black-belt-nitpicker pointed out that Onosho is listed East and Toyhibiki West, which should make locker room infection impossible. Or is that separation absent in Nagoya?

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My surprise of the basho and there are many:

1) Terutsuyoshi's run albeit from the bottom of Makuuchi

2) Tomokaze's amazing KK streak and how it was done (still with two days to go)

3) Takagenji's sudden fall

4) All Ozeki going kyujo

More to come later, I am sure.   

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On 11/07/2019 at 16:58, Kaninoyama said:

It's time to start paying more attention to Tomokaze. 

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On 11/07/2019 at 16:58, Kaninoyama said:

It's time to start paying more attention to Tomokaze. 

Props! Good call.

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Well well. The friendly wind blew away the Mongolian. I can’t say Tomokaze has excited me all that much on his rise, but he’s getting wins, which ultimately is all that matters. Definitely one to watch.

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1 hour ago, robnplunder said:

Oh, my, oh, my.  It is looking good for Terutsuyoshi.   Hak or Kak will have to face each other, one of them ending up with 2 losses.  Terutsuyoshi needs one more win for jun-yusho, and two more to .... wow!   Just wow!

One win wouldn't guarantee jun-yusho.

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Considering how every single Mongolian goes slappy happy against Takarafuji... Has he ever spoken ill of their motherland?

I'm not a fan of how Hakuho overcompensates his waning in-bout intimidation factor with thuggish bullying.

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Tomokaze is something else by the looks of it. Really looking forward to see him against all the top guys next basho. 

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Best day of the basho thus far, with heated matches and weird happenstance aplenty. I know not what this is all building up to, but I get the feeling there are more surprises in store. 

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Tomokaze defeated a yokozuna having never previously faced a sanyaku opponent. That can't have happened too often.

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