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  1. Kashunowaka

    Kiribayama on the block in 2022

    A few visits to sanyaku, landing at M1e next year.
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    Takakeisho in 2022 - he was young once

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    Makunouchi Yushos in 2022

    Terunofuji 3 Takakeisho 1 Takanosho 1 Hokuseiho wins Kyushu basho
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    Promotion & Demotion & Yusho Kyushu 2021

    Earlier this year a 10-5 from M2w only got Wakatakakage to M1e. Now he has gone 9-6 from M3e in Aki basho, followed by 8-7 this time. If he ends up at M1 on the next banzuke, he sure is getting his share of bad banzuke luck. Edit: I wouldn't mind seeing Meisei dropped from Sw to M1 in favour of Wakatakakage, but I guess that is not going to happen unless we resurrect the banzuke committee from 1991-1992.
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    Kyushu 2021 discussion

    Hiradoumi finishes 7-7-1 with no fusenpai loss. As far as I could find, this has only happened once before in juryo or makuuchi.
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    Kyushu 2021 discussion

    Surely we only count makuuchi in this comparison, which leaves Ura and Abi at 27 and 12 wins respectively.
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    Kyushu 2021 discussion

    First meeting between Kitanowaka and Hiradoumi, both born in 2000, and a great tussle it was. I suspect that we will see these two meet again.
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    New Juryo for Kyushu 2021

    You are right, no one does. Edit: for the record, there were several people in the thread who said that they liked Asanowaka.
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    New Juryo for Kyushu 2021

    It's a nice shikona in itself, but it's gonna be a little hard to shake off the image of the old Asanowaka, who always seemed to me as bit of a clown.
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    Promotion/Demotion/Yusho Discussion Aki 2021

    I think Kotoyusho is a great-sounding shikona. IIUC, the -yusho part is pronounced the same as the regular word for yusho, but it's written with different kanji? Could someone tell what the shikona means?
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    Happy Birthday, Asashosakari!

    Happy birthday Asashoryu! And @Asashosakari too, of course.
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Really exciting torikumi on senshuraku. So many 7-7 vs 7-7s, several exchange bouts, 7-7 vs yusho hopeful and so on.
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    What are you watching (if anything) on Youtube lately?

    Such a variety of interests! This is my current list, which is subject to change: people who talk about music and music theory in interesting and/or amusing ways: Adam Neely, David Bruce, Rick Beato and of course: TwoSetViolin, ... and many others. cooking, wine: Epicurious, How To Cook That, Italia Squisita, Wineking, ... other interesting things: Tom Scott, WIRED, Olympics (sports), ClojureTV, Continous Delivery (computer science), clips from talk shows, e.g. Graham Norton, ... and of course sumo!
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    I think it's too harsh to call an 8-0 start "lacklustre", unless he goes on to finish 11-4 or worse. Having a shaky first basho as yokozuna is the norm, yokozunae who started with a great basho are actually quite rare.
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Yeah, what do they know. http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Query_bout.aspx?show_form=0&day=8&rank1=y&wins1=8&debutr1=on Edit: perhaps it should include the usual caveat "in the modern era". 8-0 is 8-0 though, regardless of era.
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    I think you should not only group by basho, but also by rikishi. Akua has indeed set a new record - and counting!
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Some impressions from today's juryo bouts: Ms1e Terasawa did not get an easy opponent in on-form Daishoho, but pulled out a nice win to go to 3-1, looking really pumped after the bout. Sekitorihood is looming. Shin-sekitori Asashiyu on the other hand looks outmatched in juryo and I would be surprised to see him stay in the salaried ranks after the basho. Azumaryu finally won. Very lackluster basho, looks injured. Sadanoumi might actually still return to makuuchi once more if he keeps it up. He hobbled after today's loss against Kaisho though, hope it's nothing serious. Wakamotoharu is at his highest rank J3e for the third time. This can't be his upper limit, can it? Surely it's just a matter of time before we see him in makuuchi. Shohozan vs Akua was amusing to watch, all the way from Akua's feigned start which caused Shohozan to do a matta, giving his opponent a little pat on the shoulders. And then the bout, with four (!) kakenage attempts from Akua, the last being successful. Akua is becoming a favourite.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Nagoya 2021

    The global peak is in 1969. Can be hard to see that from the graph.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Nagoya 2021

    Let's have a look at kachi-koshi among junior sanyaku. Looks like a rising trend if you look at the last 10 years, but historically there is nothing abnormal going on. Yes, it's a rather crude comparison since the number of sanyaku varies, so does heya affiliations etc.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Nagoya 2021

    I don't think it's even hypothetically possible, since there are four other rikishi who are legitimate candidates for a sekiwake slot. Hence no need to under-demote Takayasu. Number of kachi-koshi per basho for M1-M5 Average number of KK per basho, grouped by year looks something like this. No visible indication of any trend that I can see.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Except this one of course: https://www.redbubble.com/i/t-shirt/Gambarize-一生懸命-Light-by-theplumwolf/43875332.88ZX2 (Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with this site, but it's a nice T-shirt.)
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    To my mind, this type of discussion isn't particular to sumo. It applies to other sports as well. Take football (soccer) as an example. A team which faces a better team are often forced to use an overly defensive strategy, basically playing for 0-0 and hoping for a lucky goal, or penalties. It's the 90-minute equivalent of a henka. Both fans and pundits will typically criticize both teams - the weaker team for their ineptness to attack and the stronger team for failing to score. And there will always be individual players who are trying to bend the rules to gain advantages. So in football, you can win or lose with dignity and in the spirit of the game, or you can try to win at all costs. The former will attract fans in the long run, and the latter will alienate the fans. So I am opposed to the viewpoint "if it's not prohibited, it's allowed". And even when there are sanctions available, handing out lots of yellow cards doesn't turn an ugly game into a good game.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

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    Natsu basho 2021

    The right winner in the end. Abysmal sumo.