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Day 15 Makunouchi Results

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    This is Yangnomazuma, back again as your guest gyoji. There are 7 makuuchi benchers with MK/KK still to be decided. One bout, bout 67 between Tosahayate and
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      This is Yangnomazuma, back again as your guest gyoji. There are 7
      makuuchi benchers with MK/KK still to be decided. One bout, bout 67
      between Tosahayate and Shinkansen places two of them against each
      other. Joining 67 as feature bouts, are 80 and 81 in which the
      Makuuchi yusho will be decided. Bout 80 has Ekigozan at 11-3 and
      looking to extend it to a kettei-san while bout 81 has Rannohana at
      12-2 trying to end it all with a win. Good luck to the yusho
      contenders and those on the MK/KK line

      Of the 19 rikishi placed in the points, 10 won and 9 lost. This
      means the average scores dropped significantly from yesterday's big
      number. Today's average score was 9.18, with zero perfect scores and
      3 matches went to a mono-ii. Big point takers for the day are
      Iwakiyama (-64), Kakizoe (-38), Kisenosato (-23), and Kotomitsuki (-
      21). Let's take a look at the heroes of your lineups then get right
      to the scores
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      Shikona/# of bench rikishi selecting/# of points won or lost
      Asashoryu/38/+148
      Iwakiyama/24/-64
      Asasekiryu/20/+60
      Hakuho/18/+48
      Futeno/18/+44
      Kakizoe/16/-38
      Tamanoshima/11/+25
      Kisenosato/10/-23
      Kotomitsuki/8/-21
      Miyabiyama/6/-15
      Hakurozan/6/-12
      Kokkai/4/-8
      Tosanoumi/3/+7
      Homasho/2/-5
      Tochinohana/2/+4
      Yoshikaze/1/+3
      Takamisakari/1/-3
      Ama/1/+2
      Takekaze/1/+2
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------

      Bout 63 - Eyama (M12E) 10 [8-7] Uwatedashinage Heruwejima (M13W) 7 [9-
      6]

      Eyama (M12E) 10 (Submitted by eyama at 21-Jan-2007 09:35 AM JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Hakuho [+] 3 Asasekiryu [+] 2 Tochinonada [-] 2
      Miyabiyama [-]
      Bench: Kisenosato [-] Hakurozan [-] Tamakasuga [+] Iwakiyama [-]
      Baruto [-]
      Comment:
      I am pretty sure this is the third Basho in a row I have been
      7-7. I'll do the best I can, I am kind of distracted by Keeping
      Up Appearnaces. Maybe I'll revisit when it's over.

      - vs -

      Heruwejima (M13W) 7 (Submitted by Heruwejima at 20-Jan-2007 08:53 PM
      JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Hakuho [+] 3 Iwakiyama [-] 2 Kakizoe [-] 2
      Kisenosato [-]
      Bench: Kokkai [+] Tamanoshima [+] Miyabiyama [-] Ama [+] Baruto [-]

      GG Comment: Don't know what "keeping up appearances" is, but it must
      not have been distracting enough for Heruwejima. Eyama get's the win
      to secure KK.
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      Bout 64 - Anjoboshi (M12W) 10 [8-7] Tsukiotoshi Norizo (M10W) 9 [8-7]

      Anjoboshi (M12W) 10 (Submitted by Anjoboshi at 21-Jan-2007 12:46 PM
      JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Asasekiryu [+] 3 Hakuho [+] 2 Kisenosato [-] 2
      Iwakiyama [-]
      Bench: Futeno [+] Tamanoshima [+] Kakizoe [-] Kotomitsuki [-] Kokkai
      [+]
      Comment:
      I really would like to write a comment ... but I should better
      concentrate on my line-up ;)

      - vs -

      Norizo (M10W) 9 (Submitted by Norizo at 20-Jan-2007 06:28 PM JST)
      4 Futeno [+] 3 Iwakiyama [-] 3 Asashoryu [+] 2 Kotomitsuki [-] 2
      Kokkai [+]
      Bench: Kakizoe [-] Roho [-] Tamanoshima [+] Kotooshu [-] Baruto [-]

      GG Comment: Anjoboshi needed a shiroboshi for KK and dropped the
      commentary to the quick and easy. His win was not easy, but a win is
      a win and 8 make KK.
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      Bout 65 - Gusoyama (M14W) 12 [6-9] Uwatenage sashimaru (M9W) 11 [4-11]

      Gusoyama (M14W) 12 (Submitted by gusoyama at 21-Jan-2007 03:53 AM JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Hakuho [+] 3 Yoshikaze [+] 2 Kisenosato [-] 2
      Futeno [+]
      Bench: Iwakiyama [-] Kokkai [+] Kakuryu [+] Kotomitsuki [-] Baruto [-
      ]
      Comment:
      A win, finally. I'm ready to head in the right direction again,
      even if its too late for KK.

      - vs -

      sashimaru (M9W) 11 (Submitted by sashimaru at 21-Jan-2007 01:49 AM
      JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Asasekiryu [+] 3 Iwakiyama [-] 2 Futeno [+] 2
      Hakuho [+]
      Bench: Kokkai [+] Tamanoshima [+] Miyabiyama [-] Roho [-] Baruto [-]
      Comment:
      I hope I can bring this bad basho to better end with a win.

      PUSH! PUSH! PUSH! PUSH! PUSH! PUSH! PUSH! PUSH! PUSH!

      GG Comment: Sashimaru pushes and pushes but in the end is caught by
      a game Gusoyama. The resulting throw spells doom for sashimaru and
      get's Gusoyama on a winning note going into March.
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      Bout 66 - Fujisan (M8E) 9 [5-10] Hatakikomi Jakusotsu (M13E) 9 [6-9]
      Jakusotsu wins on the first bench rikishi.

      Fujisan (M8E) 9 (Submitted by fujisan at 21-Jan-2007 11:17 AM JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Tamanoshima [+] 3 Iwakiyama [-] 2 Kakizoe [-] 2
      Kokkai [+]
      Bench: Hakurozan [-] Hakuho [+] Miyabiyama [-] Roho [-] Baruto [-]
      Comment:
      Hi Jakusotsu,

      Its not been a great basho for either of us,the last two players
      against me got perfect scores if I was a betting man I would bet
      a lot of money that you will beat me and a little more money
      that it will be a perfect score.

      In the meantime my team will dive faster than German
      international football players.

      Sic him boys!!!!(Yawn!)

      - vs -

      Jakusotsu (M13E) 9 (Submitted by Jakusotsu at 21-Jan-2007 06:27 AM
      JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Asasekiryu [+] 3 Kotomitsuki [-] 2 Futeno [+] 2
      Iwakiyama [-]
      Bench: Hakuho [+] Kakizoe [-] Otsukasa [-] Kisenosato [-] Baruto [-]
      Comment:
      If I get bitten by my Frost Brother the Wolf, do I have
      frostbite?

      sic me boy!

      GG Comment: No wolvies on the prowl…just sitting meekly in the
      corner while master Fujisan takes another loss. No perfect score for
      Jakusotso, but there weren't any to be had today so he'll have to
      settle for a bench win.
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      Bout 67 - Tosahayate (M11W) 12 [8-7] Yorikiri Shinkansen (M7W) 9 [7-8]

      Tosahayate (M11W) 12 (Submitted by Tosahayate at 20-Jan-2007 11:41 PM
      JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Tosanoumi [+] 3 Futeno [+] 2 Asasekiryu [+] 2
      Hakurozan [-]
      Bench: Roho [-] Kotomitsuki [-] Tamanoshima [+] Kotooshu [-] Baruto
      [-]

      - vs -

      Shinkansen (M7W) 9 (Submitted by Shinkansen at 21-Jan-2007 12:28 AM
      JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Asasekiryu [+] 3 Miyabiyama [-] 2 Tamanoshima
      [+] 2 Homasho [-]
      Bench: Kisenosato [-] Iwakiyama [-] Hakurozan [-] Kotooshu [-]
      Baruto [-]
      Comment:
      1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 4-2, 5-2, 5-3, 6-3, 6-4, 7-4, 7-5, 7-6,
      7-7, .-. = ?K

      GG Comment: Shinkansen needed only one win over the final four days
      and found none. In the battle of two on the MK/KK cusp, Tosahayate
      gets the KK while Shinkansen faces the reality of MK.
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      Bout 68 - Randomitsuki (M7E) 10 [9-6] Kubinage Marionoumi (M15E) 6 [4-
      11]

      Randomitsuki (M7E) 10 (Submitted by Randomitsuki at 21-Jan-2007 04:23
      AM JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Asasekiryu [+] 3 Hakuho [+] 2 Iwakiyama [-] 2
      Kakizoe [-]
      Bench: Miyabiyama [-] Kisenosato [-] Kokkai [+] Kyokutenho [+]
      Baruto [-]
      Comment:
      Birthday of the day:
      Sonoda! The Musashigawa youngster has his 18th birthday today.
      One could spend long time debating about who the best
      Heisei-born sumo wrestler on earth might be. Currently the
      16-year old behemoth Mankajo has the upper hand, but I would not
      be surprised to see that featherweight Sonoda will surpass
      Mankajo in the long run. Sonoda started in summer 2004 with a
      good 5-2 in Jonokuchi. He impressed by getting KK on career-high
      banzuke positions five times, while finishing with a small MK
      three times. He dabbled a bit in Jonidan, but since last July he
      got his engine going. Three consecutive KK, two of them 5-2
      propelled him into mid-Sandanme. This basho he once again got KK
      from a career-high position, and it is quite likely that he will
      be in front of Mankajo on the next banzuke. Sonoda looks quite
      handsome, and some Japanese girls will faint when they spot him
      during Juryo dohyo-iri some time in 2010. Unfortunately he will
      change his shikona before that, so that Kintamayama will have no
      chance for uttering the pun that the youngster is a real "Son o'
      da bitch". Currently he is the 309th-best rikishi in ozumou.
      Happy birthday Sonoda!

      - vs -

      Marionoumi (M15E) 6 (Submitted by Marionoumi at 21-Jan-2007 01:30 PM
      JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Kisenosato [-] 3 Iwakiyama [-] 2 Futeno [+] 2
      Kakizoe [-]
      Bench: Hakurozan [-] Hakuho [+] Miyabiyama [-] Kokkai [+] Baruto [-]

      GG Comment: Ahh…yet another fine piece of work from Randomitsuki. I
      speak not of his fine update on Mankajo, but his nice lineup.
      Marionoumi can only flail uselessly as the dohyo comes up to meet his
      falling body.
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      Bout 69 - chabonowaka (M10E) 9 [6-9] Oshidashi Heikotoriki (M6W) 11
      [9-6]

      chabonowaka (M10E) 9 (Submitted by chabonowaka at 5-Jan-2007 12:02 PM
      JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Hakuho [+] 3 Miyabiyama [-] 2 Kisenosato [-] 2
      Kokkai [+]
      Bench: Asasekiryu [+] Takekaze [+] Iwakiyama [-] Tamanoshima [+]
      Hakurozan [-]

      - vs -

      Heikotoriki (M6W) 11 (Submitted by Heikotoriki at 21-Jan-2007 07:08
      AM JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Asasekiryu [+] 3 Iwakiyama [-] 2 Hakuho [+] 2
      Ama [+]
      Bench: Tamanoshima [+] Hakurozan [-] Miyabiyama [-] Roho [-] Baruto
      [-]
      Comment:
      Hoooray! Kachi Koshi. Now I want my ninth win. Come on my
      rikishi! Concentration, Heikotoriki, concentration, and fight!
      Ganbarimasu!

      GG Comment: Heikotoriki celebrated KK yesterday, but left enough for
      a fine display on a tough day to finish up with a win. Chabonowaka
      looks to March for some semblance of redemption.
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      Bout 70 - Yubiquitoyama (M6E) 7 [8-7] Hatakikomi Frinkanohana (M14E)
      9 [9-6]

      Yubiquitoyama (M6E) 7 (Submitted by Yubiquitoyama at 21-Jan-2007
      09:27 AM JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Tamanoshima [+] 3 Kakizoe [-] 2 Miyabiyama [-]
      2 Iwakiyama [-]
      Bench: Roho [-] Hakurozan [-] Tochiazuma [-] Kokkai [+] Baruto [-]

      - vs -

      Frinkanohana (M14E) 9 (Submitted by Frinkanohana at 21-Jan-2007 05:12
      AM JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Hakuho [+] 3 Kisenosato [-] 2 Tamanoshima [+] 2
      Kakizoe [-]
      Bench: Iwakiyama [-] Kotomitsuki [-] Kokkai [+] Hakurozan [-] Baruto
      [-]
      Comment:
      :-)

      GG Comment: Both assured of KK, there was little but an additional
      promotion or two to be gained. Yubiquitoyama came out hard at the
      tachi-ai, but left himself extended. Frinkanohana pulled a nice
      Hatakikomi out of the hat and planted Yubi-zeki.
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      Bout 71 - Shomishuu (M5E) 11 [10-5] Okuritaoshi Doitsuyama (M9E) 10
      [8-7]

      Shomishuu (M5E) 11 (Submitted by shomishuu at 21-Jan-2007 08:29 AM
      JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Hakuho [+] 3 Iwakiyama [-] 2 Futeno [+] 2
      Tamanoshima [+]
      Bench: Kisenosato [-] Miyabiyama [-] Kokkai [+] Hakurozan [-]
      Kakizoe [-]
      Comment:
      If Doitsuyama could lose one here by his own rule, that would be
      nice...a fantasy to be sure, but fantasies are always nice,
      aren't they.

      - vs -

      Doitsuyama (M9E) 10 (Submitted by Doitsuyama at 21-Jan-2007 06:00 AM
      JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Asasekiryu [+] 3 Futeno [+] 2 Iwakiyama [-] 2
      Miyabiyama [-]
      Bench: Tamanoshima [+] Hakuho [+] Kisenosato [-] Kokkai [+] Baruto [-
      ]

      GG Comment: No Doitsuyama rule and no mono-ii. Doitsuyama gets
      turned around as he checks out the funny looking man in the gold hat
      on the North side of the dohyo. Shomishuu promptly tosses him in
      that direction as an invitation.
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      Bout 72 - Gaijingai (M11E) 9 [7-8] Oshidashi Itachi (M4W) 11 [10-5]

      Gaijingai (M11E) 9 (Submitted by Gaijingai at 21-Jan-2007 11:20 AM
      JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Hakuho [+] 3 Iwakiyama [-] 2 Asasekiryu [+] 2
      Kisenosato [-]
      Bench: Miyabiyama [-] Kakizoe [-] Kokkai [+] Ama [+] Baruto [-]
      Comment:
      Oh my! I've got KK and a possible Fighting Spirit Prize on the
      plate today. I gather with the crew. Irving Einstein suggests
      benching Ama. Benching Ama??? Irving points out that Kisenosato
      needs a KK and is 7-7. Hmmmm...Chuck's crystal ball looks
      mighty tempting. Better yet, I send Uncle Kiyoshi on a quick
      trip to the ginko while Cousin Big Guido loiters near my
      opponent's chikara mizu. :-)

      - vs -

      Itachi (M4W) 11 (Submitted by Itachi at 21-Jan-2007 12:56 AM JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Asasekiryu [+] 3 Iwakiyama [-] 2 Tamanoshima
      [+] 2 Futeno [+]
      Bench: Takekaze [+] Hakurozan [-] Miyabiyama [-] Kotooshu [-] Roho [-
      ]
      Comment:
      I've had a nice strong finish to this tournament after a
      terrible start. Let's see if we can make it 10 wins.


      GG Comment: Gaijingai needed more help today than Uncle Kiyoshi and
      Cousin Guido. Perhaps a little help from Minnie the Moocher would
      have secured a deal to buy a win from Itachi? Itachi runs his win
      total to double digits and denies Gaijingai any chance at a special
      prize.
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      Bout 73 - Leonishiki (M3W) 6 [8-7] Oshitaoshi Oshirokita (M1W) 9 [10-
      5]

      Leonishiki (M3W) 6 (Submitted by leonishiki at 20-Jan-2007 08:27 PM
      JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Kotomitsuki [-] 3 Iwakiyama [-] 2 Tamanoshima
      [+] 2 Hakurozan [-]
      Bench: Kakizoe [-] Roho [-] Hakuho [+] Kokkai [+] Baruto [-]

      - vs -

      Oshirokita (M1W) 9 (Submitted by Oshirokita at 21-Jan-2007 12:01 PM
      JST)
      4 Asasekiryu [+] 3 Asashoryu [+] 3 Kakizoe [-] 2 Tochinohana [+]
      2 Hakurozan [-]
      Bench: Kisenosato [-] Miyabiyama [-] Ama [+] Kotooshu [-] Baruto [-]
      Comment:
      Sanyaku, here I come!
      I am really satisfied with my sumo this basho. KK in upper
      makuuchi for BS; good results in ISP, Seki-toto, PTYW; leading
      my division in TipSpiel; good results in some other games too. I
      am ecstatic.
      Time to finish the basho off with a final win. Yay team!

      GG Comment: Oshirokita snaps up another win and survives the joi-jin
      in style. Promotion to sanyaku is assured while Leonishiki may take
      up his spot at M1. Only the banzuke committee knows.
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------

      Bout 74 - Marioschima (M4E) 9 [6-9] Hatakikomi Itachiyama (K2W) 9 [7-
      8]
      Itachiyama wins on the second bench rikishi.

      Marioschima (M4E) 9 (Submitted by Marioschima at 21-Jan-2007 01:30 AM
      JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Kakizoe [-] 3 Futeno [+] 2 Tamanoshima [+] 2
      Iwakiyama [-]
      Bench: Kisenosato [-] Miyabiyama [-] Hakurozan [-] Tochiazuma [-]
      Baruto [-]

      - vs -

      Itachiyama (K2W) 9 (Submitted by Itachiyama at 21-Jan-2007 08:31 AM
      JST)
      4 Asasekiryu [+] 3 Asashoryu [+] 3 Kotomitsuki [-] 2 Kakizoe [-]
      2 Tosanoumi [+]
      Bench: Hakurozan [-] Futeno [+] Kokkai [+] Roho [-] Kotooshu [-]

      GG Comment: Both fighting only for pride, Itachiyama gets the win to
      keep the demotion small.
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------

      Bout 75 - Metzinowaka (K2E) 9 [7-8] Hatakikomi Ulsimitsuki (M1E) 9 [3-
      12]
      Metzinowaka wins on the first bench rikishi.

      Metzinowaka (K2E) 9 (Submitted by Metzinowaka at 21-Jan-2007 12:52 AM
      JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Iwakiyama [-] 3 Futeno [+] 2 Hakuho [+] 2
      Hakurozan [-]
      Bench: Tamanoshima [+] Kisenosato [-] Miyabiyama [-] Kokkai [+]
      Baruto [-]
      Comment:
      Bye, bye Sanyaku.

      - vs -

      Ulsimitsuki (M1E) 9 (Submitted by ulsimitsuki at 20-Jan-2007 07:11 PM
      JST)
      4 Asasekiryu [+] 3 Asashoryu [+] 3 Kakizoe [-] 2 Hakuho [+] 2
      Iwakiyama [-]
      Bench: Kisenosato [-] Kotomitsuki [-] Tamanoshima [+] Kokkai [+]
      Baruto [-]

      GG Comment: Metzinowaka says goodbye to sanyaku, but holds the
      damage to a minimum by picking up his 7th win. Ulsimitsuki has no
      such luck and looks forward to a hefty demotion.
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      Bout 76 - Getayukata (K1E) 11 [6-9] Oshidashi Azumaryu (M2W) 9 [5-10]

      Getayukata (K1E) 11 (Submitted by Getayukata at 21-Jan-2007 08:46 AM
      JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Hakuho [+] 3 Kisenosato [-] 2 Asasekiryu [+] 2
      Takekaze [+]
      Bench: Kotomitsuki [-] Kotoshogiku [+] Hakurozan [-] Tamakasuga [+]
      Baruto [-]
      Comment:
      Finally a 14 pointer gambare line up! Let's try to do it again
      to go out in a blaze of glory.

      - vs -

      Azumaryu (M2W) 9 (Submitted by Azumaryu at 19-Jan-2007 08:53 PM JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Hakuho [+] 3 Iwakiyama [-] 2 Kakizoe [-] 2
      Futeno [+]
      Bench: Tochinohana [+] Roho [-] Kotomitsuki [-] Hakurozan [-] Baruto
      [-]

      GG Comment: Getayukata had it nice on Saturday and has it nice again
      on Sunday. Not a GBL, but a good double-digit score to push out his
      opponent.
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      Bout 77 - Kintamayama (M2E) 6 [8-7] Oshitaoshi Charliki (S2W) 9 [8-7]

      Kintamayama (M2E) 6 (Submitted by Kintamayama at 20-Jan-2007 10:11 PM
      JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Iwakiyama [-] 3 Miyabiyama [-] 2 Kakizoe [-] 2
      Kokkai [+]
      Bench: Tamanoshima [+] Hakurozan [-] Kisenosato [-] Kotooshu [-]
      Baruto [-]

      - vs -

      Charliki (S2W) 9 (Submitted by charliki at 21-Jan-2007 04:41 AM JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Iwakiyama [-] 3 Futeno [+] 2 Kisenosato [-] 2
      Tamanoshima [+]
      Bench: Hakurozan [-] Hakuho [+] Miyabiyama [-] Kokkai [+] Baruto [-]
      Comment:
      KK or MK ? That's the question.

      GG Comment: With KK/MK on the line, Charliki shows the fighting
      spirit and gets a little bit of help in that Kintamayama had only
      three winners in his entire lineup.
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      Bout 78 - Chijanofuji (S2E) 7 [6-9] Tsukidashi Toljokinodo (M3E) 11
      [10-5]

      Chijanofuji (S2E) 7 (Submitted by Chijanofuji at 21-Jan-2007 01:36 PM
      JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Asasekiryu [+] 3 Takamisakari [-] 2 Kotomitsuki
      [-] 2 Kisenosato [-]
      Bench: Tokitenku [-] Kyokutenho [+] Ama [+] Kotoshogiku [+] Kotooshu
      [-]

      - vs -

      Toljokinodo (M3E) 11 (Submitted by Toljokinodo at 21-Jan-2007 06:37
      AM JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Kotomitsuki [-] 3 Asasekiryu [+] 2 Tosanoumi
      [+] 2 Hakuho [+]
      Bench: Iwakiyama [-] Kokkai [+] Ama [+] Roho [-] Baruto [-]
      Comment:
      ...thank you for the music...

      GG Comment: Toljokinodo helps clear the ranks in sanyaku by ushering
      Chijanofuji out for his 9th loss. With his 10th win at M3E,
      Toljokinodo may find himself in sanyaku come March.
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      Bout 79 - Terofubuki (S1E) 10 [1-14] Okuritaoshi Takanorappa (S1W) 11
      [8-7]

      Terofubuki (S1E) 10 (Submitted by Terofubuki at 20-Jan-2007 11:24 PM
      JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Futeno [+] 3 Tamanoshima [+] 2 Kakizoe [-] 2
      Iwakiyama [-]
      Bench: Miyabiyama [-] Kisenosato [-] Tosanoumi [+] Kokkai [+]
      Kotooshu [-]
      Comment:
      Now I stutter, now I dribble
      Other than that, I'm lots like I was then
      The decline and fall of me

      I just shaved my nose off, oh well
      Other than that, I'm lots like I was then
      The decline and fall of me

      If I had a hammer I would drop it and break it
      Look at the pieces
      Now I've got a hobby, I collect frozen pizzas
      Check out my pizzas

      Now your jokes seem really funny
      Other than that, I'm lots like I was then
      The decline and fall of me

      Where's my mouth, man, this eating is rough on the shirts
      Gee, I'm sorry about the thermometer, nurse
      Would you tell me again, which are girls, which are guys
      Gee, I thought that this finger meant so long, goodbye

      The decline and fall, decline and fall, decline and fall of me

      I'm fading away
      I'm fading away
      I'm fading away

      - vs -

      Takanorappa (S1W) 11 (Submitted by Takanorappa at 21-Jan-2007 11:56
      AM JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Asasekiryu [+] 3 Kotomitsuki [-] 2 Hakuho [+] 2
      Futeno [+]
      Bench: Kisenosato [-] Iwakiyama [-] Kotoshogiku [+] Hakurozan [-]
      Baruto [-]
      Comment:
      Thanks to everyone for another great BS basho! I'd like to
      especially thank our esteemed Rijicho, the torikumi-makers,
      prize gyojis and GGs. You folks breathe life into this great
      game. Mahalo!!! I'll drink a Calpis in your honor.

      Oh, and I wouldn't mind a KK. :-)

      Goooooooooooooo Massashigawa!!!!!!!!

      GG Comment: Terofubuki puts up a great fight. A number worthy of a
      winner. 10 big points on a tough day…and a shiroboshi that slipped
      away and into the hands of his opponent. Better luck next time for
      Terofubuki and a happy KK day for Takanorappa.
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      Bout 80 - Konosato (O2E) 11 [10-5] Waridashi Ekigozan (O2W) 4 [11-4]

      Konosato (O2E) 11 (Submitted by Konosato at 21-Jan-2007 04:54 AM JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Asasekiryu [+] 3 Kakizoe [-] 2 Futeno [+] 2
      Tamanoshima [+]
      Bench: Kotomitsuki [-] Roho [-] Kotooshu [-] Hakurozan [-] Baruto [-
      ]
      Comment:
      Gambare Kotononami for win of the KCC !!!!
      Let's goooo ISI !!!!

      - vs -

      Ekigozan (O2W) 4 (Submitted by Ekigozan at 21-Jan-2007 08:32 AM JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Iwakiyama [-] 3 Homasho [-] 2 Kakizoe [-] 2
      Hakurozan [-]
      Bench: Kotomitsuki [-] Tamanoshima [+] Roho [-] Kotooshu [-] Baruto
      [-]

      GG Comment: Ekigozan needed a win and a kettei-san victory to get the
      yusho. Most unfortunately, the win did not materialize and the
      kettei-san would have been similarly lopsided. However, Eki-zeki
      claims the jun-yusho with a fine 11-4 mark while Konosato puts up yet
      another double-digit win basho.
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      Bout 81 - Rannohana (O1E) 12 [13-2] Shitatehineri Takatamale (O1W) 6
      [8-7]

      Rannohana (O1E) 12 (Submitted by Rannohana at 21-Jan-2007 01:34 PM
      JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Hakuho [+] 3 Asasekiryu [+] 2 Futeno [+] 2
      Kotomitsuki [-]
      Bench: Iwakiyama [-] Kisenosato [-] Hakurozan [-] Tamanoshima [+]
      Baruto [-]
      Comment:

      waga hoshi wa doko ni tabine ya ama no kawa

      where will my star
      stop for the night?
      Heaven's River

      (ISSA Kobayashi)


      - vs -

      Takatamale (O1W) 6 (Submitted by takatamale at 21-Jan-2007 11:32 AM
      JST)
      4 Asashoryu [+] 3 Iwakiyama [-] 3 Kakizoe [-] 2 Futeno [+] 2
      Hakurozan [-]
      Bench: Kisenosato [-] Hakuho [+] Miyabiyama [-] Tamanoshima [+]
      Kokkai [+]
      Comment:
      I'm writing this before hand as I will have to call in my picks
      on senshuraku, and we already know (prior to Day 14 here) that
      this bout will have yusho implications of some sort. Hopefully
      I can do my part to make it a spirited and well-contested bout.

      GG Comment: Having watched Ekigozan go down as he sat at ringside,
      Rannohana knew going in he had it clinched. He had nothing to fight
      for but pride and the adulation of the fans. He joined the fight and
      finished it strong as a champion should.
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      Rannohana gets the win and claims the Makuuchi yusho.
      Congratulations to him and his heya and even his ichimon. Last
      basho's champion was Charliki so he relinquishes the virtual
      emporor's cup to Rannohana. Good luck to all over the break and may
      you get KK next basho (except of course that we can't ALL get KK… J)
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