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Aki 2013 Day 1

MatagisawaHave to apologize ahead of time.  We are on a skeleton crew this basho.  Valentine is still gettin back into life in the states, and DeGama and Bertrum are busy rolling each others sausages.  (They can’t keep their hands off the sausage since the wedding.) Connolly, Johnson, and I will hold down the fort as best we can.  So let’s get things started with day 1.

We’ll start the day off in The lower ranks.  Musashimaru’s nephew Musashikuni won today by an EXCEEDINGLY slow oshidashi.  Slow as it was the technique was sound.  Takanoyama picked up a win over Tanzo via arm bar which he then turned into okuridashi.  Satoyama had a possible injury to his right hand after his win over Kagamio.  Osunaarashi fell to Azumaryu after not being able to produce with his tsuppari.  Chiyonokuni is back after his ball crushing injury, out of the gates he looked goo, but Kyokushuho won via slap down.  Last, Sokokurai was looking in control but at the bales he lost to Takanoiwa by utchari.  Now on to makuuchi. Continue reading

Nagoya 2013 Senshuraku

MatagisawaThat’s another basho in the bag.  A bit of a roller-coaster… one which, at the end, derails and ends up in a swingers party in a Bolivian crack den.  Thanks to all of the S&S gentlemen for our gathering last night, and sorry to the snack bar hostess whose leg was broken, thats what happens when you invite a Scot to drink.  Let’s get down and dirty about today’s sumo.  First off, we can declare all the yusho winners because the only ones we report on were decided before today, so no spoliers.  But we’ve also got special prizes and the lower ranks to deal with.  In fact, lets start there. Continue reading

Nagoya 2013 Day 3

S&S DeGamaWell its that time again.. What time, you ask? I say Natsu, you say Basho….Natsu (Basho) Natsu (Basho). And we’re off to the third day of men fuddling about in oversized diapers throwing sand and trying to take control of another man in order to score well.  Its called sumo, folks.  Before get down and dirty I want to mention a few things. Continue reading

Nagoya Basho 2013 Pre Basho Wind-up

MatagisawaIt’s been a hot and humid (not to mention rainy as hell… i can barely hear the TV over the downpour) start to summer this year in Japan, and it’s about to get hotter.  Sunday begins the Nagoya basho.  Always one of my favorites.  Not only do we have a few interesting storylines going on, but the myriad of “the clay is really slippery in all that humidity” excuses will soon be tingling in our ears.  We’ve got a lot of ground to cover, so lets get wet. Continue reading

Natsu Basho May 2013: Day 13

S&S DeGamaI am annoyed at a few things that I recently read.  The first things is pointed to Montana.  After reading Bertrum’s report is was made clear that you have been holding out on me.  Not even have you been recording you and your bird making sloppy sex tapes, but you decided to show the Englishman and not your loveable Cuban plush toy.  Needless to say I cannot blame good ol’Bert for viewing it, however I can blame the guy for Ernie’ing it up with Creswell.  I thought I was your Ernie, bud … it hurts.  On the other hand, no worries Creswell… I got your back.  Whenever the Englishman pillaging the cargo, the Armada is always not too far behind.  I’ll hitch my train to his caboose and leave enough spice back there that in the morning it’ll seem like he had Indian curry the previous night.  That said we all should get our knives and forks out because things just got delicioso!

So Blah blah blah … guys is juryo and makushita… blah blah… and on to Makuuchi

Chiyonokuni vs. Azumaryu

Chiyo came into this thing with a hunger immediately pushing Azu back forcefully.  It was clear at this point that nothing could be done.  Azu tries and failed to recover to the side but Chiyo honed inon his ass and took him out.  Well played
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Haru Basho 2013 Wind Up

MatagisawaTomorrow begins the Osaka basho.  This marks the first time that Hakuho has been ranked West Yokozuna since Kyushu 2009.  Takanohana oyakata officially named the next ozeki candidate.  We have some keiko reports to get through, some words about the lower ranks, some chat about what we should expect this basho, and some wild(read:wrong) speculation as to who will fair well in March.  So grab a smoke, and a few drams, and let’s talk Haru Basho. Continue reading

Hatsu Basho Day 10 2013

MatagioI might be the only one – though I seriously doubt it —  who thinks about what would happen had you have made a choice differently.  Honestly despite what various media portray many of wouldn’t actually cause a shit of difference in the whole course of Everything.  That being said there are a few decisions whose outcome would drastically change the future.  Now in this basho I was hopeful that certain wrestlers would recover their mishaps from the previous bashos.  In a poignant tone I will say its not looking good for the former Ozeki Baruto.  Its tough to see him who I considered one of the top Ozekis to be demoted and now looking like he will have to retake the Ozeki position the hard way. Just wish it would have occurred differently.  Regardless I will now free fall from the rock that is my happiness and crash into the sea that is my shattered hopes.
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