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September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

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6 minutes ago, Joaoiyama said:

Mitakeumi is pulling too much...

That's a very charitable interpretation of what we just witnessed. I thought he just got his arse kicked.

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1 minute ago, Kaninoyama said:

Down goes Shodai. Should we just give the cup to Terunofuji now?

... or to Takakeisho.    Of course, I openly predicted Shodai to take the yusho which may have doomed his chance. :-(  I am switching my allegiance to Tobizaru.  He will take the yusho.  ;-)

The inconsistency of Mitakeumi came early in this basho.  

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1 hour ago, robnplunder said:

There is much talk about Hoshoryu and his pedigree but I think he may just turn out to be a little stronger version of Chiyoshoma.  He just does not seem to have the strength to jump to the next level.

I can see a future version of Harumafuji

Mitakeumi very disappointing so far.

Impressive win by Tochinoshin.

Nice save by Asanoyama.

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8 minutes ago, robnplunder said:
17 minutes ago, Kaninoyama said:

Down goes Shodai. Should we just give the cup to Terunofuji now?

... or to Takakeisho.    Of course, I openly predicted Shodai to take the yusho which may have doomed his chance. :-(  I am switching my allegiance to Tobizaru.  He will take the yusho.  ;-)

So if I understand you correctly, you admit to jinxing Shodai, and now ... you have decided to jinx Tobizaru?  LOL

P.S., Thank you for not jinxing Takakeisho or Terunofuji.

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19 hours ago, Amamaniac said:

FYI, Enho has beaten Kotoshogiku twice.  I'd say the odds are in his favour.

Yikes :-S I wish that prediction was real. If you can't beat a half-Kotoshogiku you've got some serious issues. I hope next year when degeiko happens and his stablemates recover he can recoup his losses. You guys think Enho would be in Juryo by November? 

17 minutes ago, Kaninoyama said:

Down goes Shodai. 

Yes, was very shocked by this. Was it a break in concentration? 

Things are getting super hectic now. Truth be told, I daren't look at the matches now, let alone senshuraku. I don't remember my stomach has been in such a twist for this basho :-| 

 

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1 minute ago, Amamaniac said:

So if I understand you correctly, you admit to jinxing Shodai, and now ... you have decided to jinx Tobizaru?  LOL

P.S., Thank you for not jinxing Takakeisho or Terunofuji.

Once Tobizaru loses tomorrow, which one do you want me to favor?   Takakeisho or Terunofuji?

I sent an apology text to Shodai.  He has not responded.  

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10 minutes ago, Shinobi Steve said:

Asanoyama gets his revenge! No way that leg was trick was going to work a second time.

I think Terutsuyoshi knew the ashitori wouldn't work twice in a row.  The way I see his strategy, Terutsuyoshi tried a quick side step at the tachiai, and was probably hoping Asanoyama would run right past him, allowing Terutsuyoshi to come from behind and use a okuridashi rear push out.

Asanoyama, to his credit, did not fall into the trap.

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Guys, the most important thing is that Ura has a spotless record and is on his way to Juryo. 

 

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2 minutes ago, robnplunder said:

Once Tobizaru loses tomorrow, which one do you want me to favor?   Takakeisho or Terunofuji?

As mentioned before, I don't think Terunofuji will lose any more matches. He's like a lycanthrope at full moon.

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1 minute ago, pricklypomegranate said:

 

Things are getting super hectic now. Truth be told, I daren't look at the matches now, let alone senshuraku. I don't remember my stomach has been in such a twist for this basho :-| 

 

Basho being "hectic" is the norm unless Hak goes zensho-yusho.   This basho started out wide open and went crazy after that.  

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Takakeisho seems determined to get the yusho, looks like nothing can really stop him.
Well it is the best time for him to come alive and get this and maybe even next tournament's yusho, considering both Yokozuna are not a lock for November..

One can hope! ;)

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1 minute ago, pricklypomegranate said:
20 hours ago, Amamaniac said:

FYI, Enho has beaten Kotoshogiku twice.  I'd say the odds are in his favour.

Yikes :-S I wish that prediction was real. If you can't beat a half-Kotoshogiku you've got some serious issues. I hope next year when degeiko happens and his stablemates recover he can recoup his losses. You guys think Enho would be in Juryo by November? 

The prediction was real, it simply didn't come to pass. ;-)

Kotoshogiku just crushed Enho (what is left of Enho's self confidence) literally and figuratively!

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1 minute ago, Thorbjarn said:

Guys, the most important thing is that Ura has a spotless record and is on his way to Juryo. 

 

He needs to go at least 6-1 to be sure.  5-2 may not cut it depending on how many juryo rikishi will drop down.   Of course, Ura can go 7-0 and make it easy on himself.  Lets' go, Ura!

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1 minute ago, Amamaniac said:

Kotoshogiku just crushed Enho (what is left of Enho's self confidence) literally and figuratively!

Happened to Enho a lot in this basho.  I fear the little guy may get hurt badly if he continues to lose "spectaculary."

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Just now, robnplunder said:

Happened to Enho a lot in this basho.  I fear the little guy may get hurt badly if he continues to lose "spectaculary."

I think most of us feel that way.  But that is "the deal" when you are a small man in a big boy's world (or a small boy in a big man's world – you choose).

At least Hakuho has working hard on Enho training his body (turning it into reinforced steel) in the hopes of potentially preventing a serious injury.  

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Takakeisho vs Terunofuji playoff will be a dramatic end to the basho.  

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BTW, guess who's back (tomorrow that is)?  And no one say Slim Shady!

Spoiler

Ishiura!

 

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One of Taiho's grandsons (Mudoho) is also leading Makushita with a 4-0 score.
Since his start in Jonokuchi in January of this year he has won 23 of 25 bouts!

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51 minutes ago, Kaninoyama said:

Down goes Shodai. Should we just give the cup to Terunofuji now?

It’s out of his hands actually. Takakeisho has already beaten him so now Terunofuji is relying on someone else to help catch him. (Not unlikely though given we still have 8 days left)

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41 minutes ago, Tigerboy1966 said:

That's a very charitable interpretation of what we just witnessed. I thought he just got his arse kicked.

I mean in the whole basho.

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18 minutes ago, Eikokurai said:

It’s out of his hands actually. Takakeisho has already beaten him so now Terunofuji is relying on someone else to help catch him. (Not unlikely though given we still have 8 days left)

I do think it'll come down to those two at this point.

But since he's already faced his strongest opponents while Takekeisho has not, the stars are lining up nicely for a repeat Terunofuji yusho. 

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50 minutes ago, robnplunder said:

He needs to go at least 6-1 to be sure.  5-2 may not cut it depending on how many juryo rikishi will drop down.   Of course, Ura can go 7-0 and make it easy on himself.  Lets' go, Ura!

You are right, but I'm just happy to see he is doing good at this level. He didn't seem to be back in the shape and health he needed to be when he Re-injured himself, it's good to see him doing well so close to goal that seemed un-obtainable. 

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