yorikiried by fate

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    Hakuho income after intai

    On the topic of bonus payments and prize money see some old data that I compiled in another lifetime. Just gives a little frame of reference.
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    Sumo’s newest Ozeki — Shodai Naoya

    Kisenosato. Oh wait, that' an old one.
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    Sumo’s newest Ozeki — Shodai Naoya

    Moti, if this post wasn't from you, I wouldn't have read it. Did your dog swallow the enter key? Good description and insights, though.
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    The History of the Best Rikishi of All Times (Video)

    If Randomitsuki is no data expert, then I am a cave man. That being said, the pretty obvious inflation might be possible to normalize, might it not? Take the top wrestlers with their respective peaks (or even groups of top wrestlers of a certain time with their group average peaks). Such data points should more or less group around a linear score progression over time. If, say, top Ozeki (or all Ozeki) of a certain time are analyzed accordingly, one might generate a second kind of linear increase, which is not neccesarily parallel to the top one. With such estimated increases and their difference in increase factor, one might calculate dynamic corrective factors to apply to to all data points at any given time. This application might not make sense for the actual calculations that generate the Elo, but maybe for tweaking the numbers before the actual data output into a visual timeline, like you did. Do I make any sense? Amazing work! I like the visuals. Add a koto sound "ping" to every moment one line crosses another one, with the sound's pitch based on how high up we are in the graph.
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    Favorite Yokozuna? Past And Present

    Asashoryu. By a couple of parsec.
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    Corona and sumo

    I mean there simply must be something like www.dohyo-over-night.com, it's the internet after all!
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    Toyonoshima intai

    Sure. Sope your imagination!
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    Toyonoshima intai

    Funny, just today I thought I saw a mini-Toyonoshima lying in my living room, but then it turned out to be just one of my children's balls.
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    Corona and sumo

    Just for the record: I was not feeling offended. Mildly irritated, yes.
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    Corona and sumo

    Wowowow. A virus sprawl among rikishi shouldn't really trigger speculation on who would benefit. Sure, most of them are young athletes and as such maybe not in the primary risk group. At the same time, though, there are not only a few diabetics, guys with f*cked up livers etc. Not to mention that they tend to be fat, which *is* a risk factor. If it comes to the worst, we will see rikishi die, so Tochinoshin's knees shouldn't really be the focus IMHO.
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    Name it - The Day After...

    BTW, Rando's "Durststrecke" is probably the German word in the dictionary that fits best. But - as we surely all know - the true power (aka dread) of the language is the possibility of composing composite nouns to the moon. So let's be poetic and call it "Dickmenschenkollisionsebbe".
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    Name it - The Day After...

    I call it Graph Update Day.
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    Does anybody know where they are?

    No, no. I would never be able to achieve anything in such a stressful game. I'm too slow to play FIFA against drunk potheads. Or at least used to. Now I am additionally old(er). For me it was just a new chapter in watching weird but genuinly captivating activity of others. If you want, a variation of why I started watching sumo at another time. The only weird sport that I enjoyed watching and playing myself was snooker.
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    Corona and sumo

    They should just skip the actual wrestling, film the temperature measuring and award the yusho after day 15 to the coolest guy.
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    General Corona Banter

    I want rikishi in fully transparent hazmat gear with the mawashi worn on top! I want the Yokozuna have biohazard signs dangling from their ceremonial ropes! I want them to throw ash instead of salt! GIVE ME VISUAL THRILLS!! (Sorry, I was vacationing without serious internet for a week. Not in Italy, before you might ask)
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    Baruto activities

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    Akinomaki's Kuukido

    Is it OK to answer in this thread? First of all, total respect for your project and motives. Something like this is in a certain way quite brave. I have read through the initial posts without resting much on detail. Where I immediately checked out is the beginning of the story (?), though. The format used (constrained by the forum) is just too cumbersome to read. I suggest to either spend some quality time doing some formatting work, or to connect this whole thing to some semi-private blog, that could be setup elsewhere. There, the readability should naturally improve. What's your goal concerning feedback, input etc.?
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    Does anybody know where they are?

    You know what: You are right. I apologize. Everything that's been said and the way it has been said in this thread is super normal.
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    Does anybody know where they are?

    Wow, this is creepy. Since I stumbled last summer into Dota 2 (some E-sports thing, don't ask) as another binge watching pasttime, I have also turned certain obsessions into stalker like behavior. During that I was, for instance, able to localize one prominent (and rich) player's parents' house on google maps with the help of some promotional footage and some creativity with data. I freaked myself out doing that. But I would never post such stuff.
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    Nice photo, so own thread..

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    Goeido to Retire

    Oh, the profoundness of numbers! Dear me! I yield. You guys DO realize that there even was an official bout fixing scandal in sumo (which implies a lot substrata)? You guys DO know, of course the curious win patterns of kadoban Ozeki? Something that led to the coinage of the acronym OBSC. Or was that all before your time?
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    Goeido to Retire

    The revisionism is to charcterize Ozeki who are alternating between MK and 8-7ish results as achieving anything beyond good networking skills. Have you actually seen ChiyotaKaio in their last couple of years? I'm shocked to see that the rose-tinted glasses are back in fashion. And concerning Goeido himself: I don't have any feelings toward him as a person whatsoever. Sumowise I rate him in the bracket of Tochiozan. Very talented, good basics but without the neccessary mental strength. That he was dragged kicking and screaming to the rank together with the other two goofs back in the days of The Big Japanese Yusho Drought was unfortunate for him, at least in respect to how I (and certainly a couple of other people) rate him. If he would have stayed a Wakanosato-like sanyaku mainstay (which would have been his proper place), I'd evaluate his career and achievements in sumo differently, more positively. As it was, I understood him just to be a prop that was screwed to the Ozeki slots of the banzuke.
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    Goeido to Retire

    I respect your thoughts and feelings, but this paragraph is a textbook example of revisionism IMHO.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Brilliant!
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Looking it up a bit, I'm increasingly confused about the suggested YokOzeki situation. The DoitsuBase lists the last few instances with Single-Ozeki-banzuke quite normally. All Yokozunae are either "Y" or "HD" (haridashi for most, high definition in case of Chiyonofuji's muscles). Only at Kyushu 81 with no Ozeki present, the Yokozunae are listed as "YO". I don't know if this is a DB thing or if most of us here have a misconception of the banuke mechanics instead.