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    A kachikoshi story

    This is a very good point. I would guess that if you look at the percentage (instead of absolute numbers) of NSK revenues spent on rikishi salaries, it'd be much higher than the corresponding number in the organizations mentioned above.
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    Natsu Basho Forecast

    Here's a forecast: Asashoryu tying Musashimaru and the ill-fated Futabayama with 12 yusho, 2 short of Wajima.
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    Shikona ancestors - Ichinoya

    Interesting stuff...Thanks for researching and posting it. An azukari every other makuuchi basho on average for this guy is an unusually high rate, no?
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    Quotes from Day 14

    Wow, very strong words.
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    Quotes from Day 14

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    SUMO and DARPA

    I know whenever I have a long project or system name, I try to rearrange it so that its acronym is catchy of funny. It's good to see I'm not alone ;) BTW, I've read the MIT thesis mentioned above, it's quite good. I'm writing my own at the moment. It has nothing to do with sumo or sport, but maybe I'll sneak it a fun acronym or reference...
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    A special day for me.

    I am very late on this, but it's important enough to chime in with a personal congratulations anyways. Well done and keep it up! (In a state of confusion...)
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    I actually think Kokkai is improving at a decent pace. For him to push Chiyotaikai off at the tachi-ai is a nice feat. It's much better to have pure power and need to learn the rest than have the rest but no pure power.
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    Quotes from Day 10

    What did Kaio really say where you quote "that's the way the cookie crumbles" ? ;)
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    Day 10 pics Haru 2005

    The woman (?) in the left-most position in the top picture in this thread looks like an evil witch. Maybe the witch of the west? Guy in pink shirt and red tie in 2nd picture looks familiar, oyakata...
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    Leaderboard Day 10 Haru Basho 2005

    You're not wrong, and not much has changed since I left ;)
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    Does THE tate-yobidashi have one or two matches?

    Hmm, yeah, I see that I was confused by the fuku-tate-yobidashi situation as well. I've been gone for a while, yes, and I anticipate my posting rate to remain negligible. School has been consuming most of my awake time. It's surprising (maybe ;)), but I have less time to surf and watch sumo nowadays (not to mention play online...) than I did when I had a full-time job... (Shaking head...)
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    Does THE tate-yobidashi have one or two matches?

    IIRC it depends on the number of yokozuna: if there's a tate-yobidashi, he must handle all yokozuna matches. (The same thing holds for the currently highest ranked yobidashi, which as you pointed out is 2nd rank). So right now it's 1 match, Asashoryu's.
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    The shikona re-use.

    Even without the geographic implications as explained above, the bad luck due to quick intai is reason enough to never use a shikona again.
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    Chiganoura Stable Opens Formally

    I would hope that as his girlfiend you would know more about him than anyone here on the forum (I am not worthy...) Welcome abord (Sign of approval)
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    Osh meets Bulgarian PM

    Perhaps he (Chirac) will bring another pair of golden scissors...
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    Hakuho for Ozeki

    i know it is not a written rule but if Hakuho wins a yusho in Hatsu and makes a 10+ basho in Haru, i believe he cannot be held out of Ozeki ranks even though he didn't become sekiwake first and then start a three basho run of 33+ wins... I wouldn't be surprised if he get promoted with a yusho in January, 14-1 or even 13-2 playoff. This would be similar to Chiyotaikai who got it with 9-6, 10-5, 13-2 playoff yusho. His scores would be even better with the 8-7, 12-3 start, but his ranks are lower at M2 and M1. Still, those ranks mean fighting all top rankers, and the Kyokai doesn't care much for precedences. Actually a good thing I say. <{POST_SNAPBACK}> No rule, but precedence: HakkeYoi shows 4 cases of an M1 becoming Ozeki three basho later. Chiyonoyama only had 28 wins! (Edit on this point: these were 11-day bashos). I didn't even bother searching for similar cases below M1, nor did I research special conditions (e.g. no ozeki and no yokozuna on the banzuke at the time) that might have accelerated these promotions.
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    Day 15 results, yusho and sansho

    Why is Terukuni not showing up in this HakkeYoi query? I suspect newcomers to the forum will love this site... ;-)
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    New RotoSumo Banzuke Hatsu 2005

    Maybe not enough players? Good job on the banzuke making, as always, only now I say it from a more objective point of view as I no longer play the game.
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    Le Monde du Sumo... in ENGLISH !

    OH no! ;-) MDS is the only thing keep up my French fluency... I'm going to pretend I didn't see this thread in the first place.... ;-)
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    Season's Greetings

    Multilingual forum we are... Happy holidays to everyone, whatever your applicable holiday might be. (Sign of approval)
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    Dejima engaged

    Congratulations to Dejima, who is now in the same boat as myself when it comes to marital status (Clapping wildly...) Return to ozeki? Doubtful. Lifetime of happiness and joy? More likely!
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    Gyoji talk

    That was a fantastic post, Jonosuke-zerki (Sign of approval)
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    The 2004 Sumo Games World Champion...

    Isn't that what the good folks at Grimsby FC always say? (Hugging...) Just kidding... (Sign of approval)
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    The Gyogi

    Thanks for all the replies and the white beard story, that was great! (Hugging...)