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2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

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Don't forget to vote!

 

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On 06/09/2019 at 12:06, Benihana said:

Don't forget to vote!

I exercised my electoral powers. It felt kind of weird picking out Goeidou as the top prospect on a poll, but here we are. The future is a crazy place. 

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26 minutes ago, Benevolance said:

It felt kind of weird picking out Goeidou as the top prospect on a poll, but here we are. The future is a crazy place. 

Regarding sumo already the presence is crazy. The kadoban caroussel going RPMs not seen for a long time. Almost no basho without scandal and even it's a "forced" one like clapping at the wrong time. Beloved oldtimers intaiing en gros, midget fighting, a new generation forcing their way up. Yusho given out left and right like candy to guys who are not mongolian and/or yokozuna. The latter alone makes sumo much more exciting these days.

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Ikioi looked healthy on his way to a quick win on day 1.   I say he takes the juryo yusho.B-)

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Enho is off to a good start.   I didn't see him beating Onosho.   I predicted Enho to go MK and I hope he proves me wrong.  

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This Enho kid is a quick little mf*...

Man...I love meisei's new mawashi.

Sumo time again. Yay.

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Damn, it completely slipped my mind the basho was starting today. I was cleaning the bedroom of all things. Missed everything before Takarafuji-Kotoeko.

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14 minutes ago, Jabbamaru said:

This Enho kid is a quick little mf*...

Man...I love meisei's new mawashi.

Sumo time again. Yay.

I thought it was new too, but the NHK announcer said it was the mawashi he wore when he was in Juryo.

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Some lively sumo and nice throws so far I love it !

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Takakeisho gets the win but not particularly convincingly. Being generous, I'll put that down to ring rust.

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2 minutes ago, Eikokurai said:

Takakeisho gets the win but not particularly convincingly. Being generous, I'll put that down to ring rust.

Agreed.   He needs to get in shape quick before the competition gets tougher.  

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Not a convincing win for Takakeisho but it's to be expected given how rusty he is, he lacks his usual impact and power right now but he moved his legs well and quickly which is encouraging.

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3 minutes ago, Jabbamaru said:

Mmm...Daieisho is a real nice pal

Well....they both studied at saitama Sakai high...(Iwasstupid...)

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Takakeisho's post win off screen interview reported by the NHK announcer "I didn't feel any pressure, it was just one bout in my hopefuly long career"

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Live observation: the Mitakeumi crowd is drowned out by Enho (earlier) and Asanoyama crowd right now.

Heck, it takes Enho and Terutsuyoshi ages to get past the outside well wishers that Takarafuji and Kotoeko actually managed to skim past them. 

Awaiting the Endo crowd

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Tochinoshin and Ichinojo finished in less than a minute for the first time in as long as I can remember. Tochi not looking good.

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But Takakeisho showed excellent balance. Others would have kissed the floor.

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Great kinboshi for Hokutofuji! I do enjoy a day one defeat for Hakuho. It opens the basho up from the start.

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12 minutes ago, rhyen said:

Live observation: the Mitakeumi crowd is drowned out by Enho (earlier) and Asanoyama crowd right now.

Heck, it takes Enho and Terutsuyoshi ages to get past the outside well wishers that Takarafuji and Kotoeko actually managed to skim past them. 

Awaiting the Endo crowd

The Endo crowds becomes even more vocal, buoyed by Hokutofuji’s kinboshi.

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Uh oh, Hakuho! Not a good start. Last time he lost on day 1 was Haru basho 2017, and he withdrew a few days after that.

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