i really really
fell apart at the end of the basho. i think i was 6-3 at one point, and top 15 in mcp. i put in a team every day, but they just failed me time and time again. i had at least one perfect bench, and would have gone 8-7 if i had reversed my lineups every day after day 9. terrible.
also, thanks to andonishiki for covering for me during my days away. i was actually home sunday, but was all running around like a crazy person, and didn't even look at the sumo list or anything sumo related.
anyway, it was a bad basho for most of us, but we'll be back!
and i'll be back with some banzuke musings for next time.
also, we need more sakurans. unfortunately, nobody i know shows the least interest in sumo. but i'm still looking!
On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 5:38 PM, ando <andonishiki@...>
Dear pink warriors of the sandy dohyo of humid Nagoya,
day 14 and 15 brought two 4:4 draws for us.
Sarunojima and daifuku won both days and are therefore Sakurana of the day !
In total we end this basho 49:71, one kachikoshi and seven other results.
Everyone got at least 5 wins, so we avoided katastrophes like Hochiyama or Kyokutenho.
In light of our great success from May and our reduced number due to holiday season,
let's consider this a small step back (like in cha-cha) within a much larger action of moving forward; simply unstoppable towards the glorious flag of ICF.
A wonderful summer, full of sunshine, surfing, beaches & whatever fun you can think of !
in case you find new ambitious & humorous sakura potentials in the sand near you, just drag them along and prepare them for September.
side note: In my day 12/13 note, I have used short abrevations of some shikonas...
I used 'saru', but I completely ignored, that we have saruyama & sarunojima on our team.
May all hairy monkeys of the planet punish me for that with their pranks.
finally, our numbers player by player:
andonishiki 8:7 (first kachikoshi in makunouchi, yay!)
KEEP REACHING FOR THE STARS !