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Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

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Contrary to some others I prefer a strong yokozuna taking no-drama yushos to an open race nine times out of ten.

A wide open race is exciting if someone unexpected is challenging the champ, but that depends on the champ having a track record of domination. Too much parity detracts from the grandeur of the rank and the significance of an upset.

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3 hours ago, Atenzan said:

I love cats with human names, my own cat is called Peter :)

But Peter is a rabbit's name.
I've had dogs called Rolf, Ken and Frank, and I knew a bloke with a jack russell called Steve.
Nowt against 'em, but I'm allergic to cats...

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Congratulations to Terunofuji for a yusho as a shin-yokozuna. I've no idea how many more his knees will let him win, but this surely won't be the last.

The ozeki failed to shine this time, but at least we have two with yusho track records. Back when I started watching sumo again six years ago, none of the three ozeki had one.

Mitakeumi and Daieisho could both snatch more yusho, but I'm interested to see how Kiribayama and Hoshoryu develop.

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Damn this double posting when it lands on a new page!

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Bob is a great name, but you have to pronouce it like Rowan Atkinson does :-D

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My current cats are Binky (Death's horse from Discworld) and Hinkie (german for Limpy), because he has only 3 legs. Should have called him Turbo, in fast corners his butt tends to spin out of control like the infamous Porsche.

This basho was okay-ish. Too bad we didn't have a playoff. We may have seen a nice number of good, entertaining bouts, but Terunofuji dominating in such a way is a bit worrying. This was the first basho since Nagoya 2019, none of the sanyaku below Yokozuna managed a double digit KK. That's even more worrying. One or two of the young and promising finally have to notch it up a bit. 

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1 hour ago, Tigerboy1966 said:

This may be a one for Trivia bits but...

What happened on day 13 of this basho which had not happened since 23 November 2016, day 11 of that year's Kyushu basho? It involves Terunofuji...

Hmm...no clue.

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Down in Makushita, Narutobeya's new Ms15TD Oshoma/Delgerbayar will probably not arrive as the heya's top-ranked rikishi.  20-year-old Oshouma from Ishikawa finished 6-1 at his highest rank of Ms23e; this will probably put him at ~Ms8 next basho.

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5 hours ago, Atenzan said:

I love cats with human names, my own cat is called Peter :)

Let's get this thread full feline, shall we?

I once lived in a shared flat, where a flatmate had a cat called Frau Müller. She was fluffy and very grumpy, liked to claim my room as territory, allowed me to give her some stroking treatment daily, only to claw me without failure when she was finished.

She also had the funny trait of uttering an involuntary little Meow whenever she landed on the floor after jumping down from somewhere. Naturally, the Meow always sounded very disappointed.

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1 hour ago, Jakusotsu said:
2 hours ago, Tigerboy1966 said:

This may be a one for Trivia bits but...

What happened on day 13 of this basho which had not happened since 23 November 2016, day 11 of that year's Kyushu basho? It involves Terunofuji...

Hmm...no clue.

Clue. It's something that could not possibly happen before the last day of the Nagoya basho in any year.

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7 minutes ago, Tigerboy1966 said:

Clue. It's something that could not possibly happen before the last day of the Nagoya basho in any year.

Huh. What's that special about the Nagoya basho? And in what capacity and which basho is Terunofuji relevant - rank? 

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1 minute ago, yorikiried by fate said:

Ah, 60 wins.

That's the winner! Recording a 60th win in a calendar year.

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7 hours ago, Atenzan said:

 

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I have a lot of those books too.

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1 hour ago, Sakura said:

I have a lot of those books too.

Yes, that's my "nerd shelf". Some nice stuff there.

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20 minutes ago, Atenzan said:

Yes, that's my "nerd shelf". Some nice stuff there.

My nerd shelf says "White Wolf" a lot, but the best volumes say "Black Dog".

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Gotta say this basho didn't excite me much until the last few days. I was really looking forward to the Hakuho-Terunofuji battle but these things do happen. Myogiryu of all people kept it interesting but only so much.

My last remaining cat is Kuro, a tuxedo cat. Momo and Mr. Nelson both died this year.

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7 hours ago, Churaumi said:

My last remaining cat is Kuro, a tuxedo cat. Momo and Mr. Nelson both died this year.

 

You need more cats, friend. :-(

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I dislike cats . They are too Chiyoshouma. I'm allergic to most of them, but that's not the reason. They scare me.

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My daughter assists a neighbor who recovers feral cats, many of them pregnant.  At last count,  they were caring for  30+ cats. My three cats came from them.  They are a ready source if I find a need for more.

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10 hours ago, Churaumi said:

Gotta say this basho didn't excite me much until the last few days. I was really looking forward to the Hakuho-Terunofuji battle

These two sentences sum up the basho for me perfectly. The first couple days were interesting but it looked pretty early on that Terunofuji was going to waltz away with the yusho. It got a bit interesting again at the end but I never had much doubt about the end results. 
 

But Hakuho vs Terunofuji Part II was the real pre-basho story to me and it’s too bad we didn’t get to see it. I had doubts Hakuho would make 15 days let alone that they’d both be 14-0 again, but up until his withdrawal was announced the dream still existed. 

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15 hours ago, Kintamayama said:

I dislike cats . They are too Chiyoshouma.

Second sentence confirmed; my cat did a hell of a henka last time I tried to take him to the vet.

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Sorry about the late query, but ...

Just wondering if anyone can confirm whether or not the China-Japan Friendship Cloisonné Cup was presented at the 2021 Autumn Tournament?  I didn't spot it, and I am starting to think that it was withheld either due to Covid or to strained relations with the PRC.

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3 hours ago, Amamaniac said:

Sorry about the late query, but ...

Just wondering if anyone can confirm whether or not the China-Japan Friendship Cloisonné Cup was presented at the 2021 Autumn Tournament?  I didn't spot it, and I am starting to think that it was withheld either due to Covid or to strained relations with the PRC.

It was among those who were also presented, but without presentation on the dohyo, together with the NHK gold cup, that went to that category from the start of Corona restricted awards 

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September (Aki) Sumo Wrestling Tournament Blog.

Introduction (links to multiple banzukes, (linked--Rikishi (wrestlers),Prefect or Nation of origin), date of birth, height, weight), video of Ring Purification ritual, previews. 

Blog post for each day (all days linked to all others, Links: videos, results, match reports, quotes, and photos. Stats: Results (with time of each match), Kimarite (daily and cumulative), Time of match (daily and cumulative, longest, shortest, # by time), san'yaku performance (daily and cumulative), Kachi-koshi (winning record)--Make-koshi (losing record), Maegashira v san'yaku (daily and cumulative), Juryo (2nd Division) substitute performance.
 

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