I shall discuss. I've been watching sumo since forever and I gotta agree that this basho WAS the most interesting and relevant in quite some time.
I was a little surprised by Asashoryu's senshuraku loss to Tochiazuma. Some other people on other message boards/mailing lists are crying yaocho but.. ahh, I dunno. I'm not one for conspiracy theories.
Interesting fact: both makunouchi and juryo went without a single kyujo, first time since 1993 -- the heydey of the Ake-Taka jidai.
Kaio lives for another basho -- another survivor of the Ake-Waka-Taka days.
Oh, I met Hatachiyama Oyakata (ex-ozeki Hokutenyu) last month at a restaurant here in Honolulu. Cool guy, was vacationing with his wife. I found out a few days ago that he had a minor stroke in the middle of the basho and had to withdrawal from judging duties. Hakurozan is in his stable.
And Hakuho... he'll be a yokozuna barring injury. He had that Vulcan-like niramiai that harkened to Takanohana, I swear. His tachiai, his rock-solid yori attack, blah blah. And he's not as sore a loser as Asashoryu.
I should look for a Chiyonofuji tape I dubbed from a rental store and rip it. Sumo's not all flabby pusher/thrusters.
More to come.