Kintamayama

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14 minutes ago, Kintamayama said:

And that all ex-Ozeki also got their kachikoshi by day 13?

Bring out the champagne!

I loved Tobizarus's win today against better-than-his-look-Akiseyama.   The win gave him the KK.  We will see him in the top division in the next basho.

 

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1 hour ago, Mezzosoprano said:

I wasn’t able to follow the basho during my busy week days - could just look up the results and watch some highlight bouts back home after work.

Some songs came into my mind that matched with each situation,  so  – what about a Song Contest? Here’s the list:

 

  • 1.)    Terunofuji: „Don’t stop me now (I’m having such a good time…)”

     

  • 2.)    Teru & Asa: “Reach out for the medal yusho”

     

  • 3.)    The Next Generation Rikishi: “Hakkiyoi…Ozumo Hakuho, Hakuho, no-more zen-sho-ho. Hai!”

     

  • 4.)    Daieisho & Mita vs. Hak: “Oops! I did it again”

     

  • 5.)    The Kachikoshi Band: “Oh happy day”

     

  • 6.)    Daieisho & Takakeisho: “One for me, one for you”

     

  • 7.)    Abi: “Ha! Ha! Said the Clown” (Manfred Mann)

     

  • 8.)    Takakeisho vs. Enho & Mita: “All dead, all dead” (Queen)

     

  • 9.)    …?

     

  • 10.) …any  suggestions?

Let’s see who will sing: “The winner takes it all”?

 

Kakuryu - Sleeping on the sidewalk (Dancingofjoy...)

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Well, Ikioi just ruined the basho.

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2 hours ago, Amamaniac said:
2 hours ago, word20 said:

What happened with Onosho? Will we see him with a record of 0-15?

He'll fight Ikioi (2-11) in the second half of the Top Division bouts today.  The watch is on.

Onosho finally "showed up"!  Thanks, in part, to at least two fans with support towels.  The bleeding has finally stopped.

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Posted (edited)

I see, Terunofuji's tsukebito is one of these guys

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"one possible explanation why idiots reproduce so much"

 

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4 minutes ago, Amamaniac said:

Onosho finally "showed up"!  Thanks, in part, to at least two fans with support towels.  The bleeding has finally stopped.

Ikioi, on the other hand, is stuck up a creek without a paddle. In the modern era, only Kakizoe survived at M9 with a 3-12 record, and no one has survived at M9 with a 4-11. He'll need to win tomorrrow and pray really hard, but with the number of promotable records in juryo and the good performances of the ex-ozeki squad, he's likely dropping.

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And Enho's attempts at a straight-on tachiai this basho seem to be backfiring. He just gets outmuscled and outshoved, especially against oshi specialists like Daieisho and Takakeisho.

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Endo could actually get stuck at M1e with 8-7. If Daieisho doesn't win his final bout there will not be an open komusubi slot. And Endo might not even be first in line, if Takanosho wins his last bout.

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1 minute ago, Kashunowaka said:

Endo could actually get stuck at M1e with 8-7. If Daieisho doesn't win his final bout there will not be an open komusubi slot. And Endo might not even be first in line, if Takanosho wins his last bout.

Unless Terunofuji yushos, which will create a logjam in the M1-K area.

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3 minutes ago, Seiyashi said:

Unless Terunofuji yushos, which will create a logjam in the M1-K area.

Hmm.. will Terunofuji really get all the way to sanyaku even with 14-1?

Edit: no, Tokushoryu didn't so neither will Teru.

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5 minutes ago, Kashunowaka said:

Hmm.. will Terunofuji really get all the way to sanyaku even with 14-1?

Precedent suggests no, and it is possible that the shimpan committee will put him at M2 like Tokushoryu, Takanosho at M1w, and leave Endo at M1e if Daieisho gets stuck. But given that the shimpan seems to treat Terunofuji with a lot more respect (and he's defeated harder opponents vs Tokushoryu), M2e may be an underpromotion, and we may see a 4K banzuke again. I don't think it's super likely, but it's not as out of left field as last year's 4K banzuke was.

M2 for Terunofuji it is.

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Damn you, Shodai

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Posted (edited)

Shodai! 

That was commanding. Terunofuji seemed a little shocked by the quality of Shodai’s sumo there I think.

Now watch Asanoyama blow it anyway ... 

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Future Ozeki Shodai defeats former Ozeki Terunofuji.

This basho just gets more and more interesting.

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It had to be - Waka earlier had said that it would be problematic for Shodai if he had a day off. The rule is confirmed, Waka is always wrong.

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Shodai officially begins his Ozeki run with 11 wins guaranteed. Repeat this two more times and it’s his. Quite doable.

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Yeah the drama is back on. If Terutsuyoshi doesn't win today, things can get really messy tomorrow if both sekiwake win - and they're both in form this tournament, so I wouldn't put it past them to win.

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2 minutes ago, Kashunowaka said:

Shodai could actually be two bouts from ozeki-hood...

Can’t see it. His 13-2 JY was only from M4 and he lost out on the yusho to an M17. Not as impressive as it needs to be. Plus the middle basho was a bare minimum 8-7.

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I've given up trying to work out what the hell is going on. Nice win by Mita btw, Koto has been on good form this basho.

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Just now, Eikokurai said:

Can’t see it. His 13-2 JY was only from M4 and he lost out on the yusho to an M17. Not as impressive as it needs to be. Plus the middle basho was a bare minimum 8-7.

Yes, I kind of dismissed it myself earlier in this thread. But you never know!

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1 minute ago, Kashunowaka said:

Shodai could actually be two bouts from ozeki-hood...

Highly doubt it, with that stinker of an 8-7 prior to this basho. 

The last ozeki with a 8-7 as his second run was Goeido, and before that Akebono. Both of them otherwise had junyusho in his first and third basho, and both of them started their run from komusubi. No one has been promoted to ozeki starting from maegashira with an 8-7 intervening sekiwake tournament.

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