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    Kadoban Ozeki Shoudai trained at home today, hosting visitors Hokutofuji, Nishikigi, and others, going 8-4. Two of the younger rikishi were chattering loudly. "If you want to talk, do it outside, " ordered Shoudai calmly. The rest of the session continued in silence.
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    I'd be surprised if this hasn't been posted before, but I hadn't seen it when I found it attached to my office whiteboard.
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    Hello all! I remember bits and pieces of watching sumo as a kid (Musashimaru was my favorite) and happened by it on NHK for Kyushu 2019, and have been in love with it since. The excitement of the sport and the austerity of tradition is such an engaging combination. Nice to meet you all :)
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    Though as a grappler, I definitely appreciate his taking a few days off! The last thing you want is someone with a cold sore smashing their face into yours.
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    Ooooh. Someone finally bringing his A-game and being assertive?
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    I thought of this after submissions were closed but as I was finishing up my video, in case I wanted to make an edit acknowledging I might have been wrong, so I looked it up. I found: Since 2004 (which is when I usually start my searches from), every single sekiwake with a 7-8 record ended up in a situation where there were only two komusubi in the next basho. So, while it's possible some potential komusubi promotees were kept in maegashira due to the sekiwake taking the slot, nobody was given an extra komusubi slot with the sekiwake going to K1. Expanding the search further into the past, in situations with a demoted sekiwake and more than two komusubi, it wasn't at all strange to put the ex-sekiwake at K2. Expanding yet again to see what was done with ozeki dropping to sekiwake, it turns out that even when other rikishi are shifting around (ie. not a situation like this one, where Waka and Hoshoryu are solid at S1), ex-ozeki do get pushed down to S2. What seems to be the case is that if a wrestler is demoted from one sanyaku rank to another, they take priority for claiming a main slot if there's a debate between them and someone potentially being promoted to the rank, but if that promotee is definitely going to get the rank (e.g. Tamawashi and Tobizaru this time), the demoted wrestler often gets put behind them.
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    Here's mine, very similar to Reonito's and most people's, so this will either be one where everyone scores roughly the same, or one or two brave guys guess some insane precedent-defying weird decision correctly.
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    Thanks ya'll. Indeed, I've been quite impressed with the 2 Waka bros in Makuuchi, very much like their 'brand of sumo' That and Raja Pradhan's enunciation of Wakatakakage cracks me up every time :P
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    There looks to be a higher than usual level of agreement in the guesses posted here, so I am thinking we will have a high-scoring GTB. Looking at my half-empty glass, however, I am also thinking that some perfectly good guesses will end up getting an MK.
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    My post and prediction are finally up.
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    Taiho and Kashiwado tried to smuggle guns. This needs to be brought up more often when there are such pitifully minor scandals like someone being scammed (as opposed to scamming).
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    Oshiogawa-beya announced that Bilguun's shikona will be Kazenoumi Kei, 風の湖 競.
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    Anyone else getting 'Talk to the hand' vibes from this new statue?
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    Hi guys nice to be here thx, its done for me, sorry for the last step, I was little busy at work, happy to enter in the sumo and start the compétition against you Jejima, I will try to learn the rules for the d.day ;)
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    The final national event before the National Student Championship was the Wakayama Corporate-College Tournament, held over the weekend. The individual final was contested between arguably the two strongest second year students, as Nihon University's Masai Hanaoaka beat the bulldozer Masaharu Goshima from Takushoku by uwatenage. Hanaoaka almost didn't make the finals, as he was pushed around for most of his semifinal vs NSSU's Choijil, but eventually managed to force him out a split second before hitting the dohyo himself. The team final was won by corporate powerhouse Nippon Express, beating Takushoku 2-1. Individual winner Hanaoaka didn't do so well in the team event, losing both his matches in the knockout rounds, though still scoring a respectable third place with Nihon University. Nippon Sports Science University, fielding a watered down team, lost 2-1 in the quarterfinals to eventual champs Nippon Express. NSSU keeps running tall but underpowered Yuki Sotoo in their lineup, which I don't understand considering their 2nd-year Mongolian Bucheroon is easily better at this stage as a replacement for Nakamura (see below) The monstrous Daiki Nakamura - defending champ of this event + the reigning amateur yokozuna + the 2x reigning Kokutai champ - didn't compete. There seems to be a plan to conserve him for bigger events, and to get lower-year members more experience. The team's strength will drop significantly when Choijil, Nakamura, and Ishizaki graduate soon. The whole event is online, timestamped here at the start of the individual semifinals:
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    This one's for you, Eternallyround!! Wakamotoharu as you've never seen him before, singing at the recent NSK (Japan Sumo Association) "Sumo Fan Appreciation Festival." What he lacks in singing talent, he more than makes up for it with enthusiasm. His performance runs from 12:30 to 16:35 in the video. (You may have to move your cursor back if it jumps ahead).
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    Poor little Peter I really feel with him ! But what a draw, Peter vs. Peter with Peter rolling the dice, and (surprisingly) Peter winning ! Peter, the older one