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    Asahisho retires

    It hasn't really changed that much.
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    GTB Nagoya 2021- 127 entries and results!!

    If I somehow make the top 100, it'll be thanks solely to that thread.
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    Nagoya Yusho Predictions?

    Kotoeko on the yusho race on his likely joi debut? He'd sweep up all 3 prizes.
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    GTB Nagoya 2021- 127 entries and results!!

    The most remarkable thing in your prediction? 9 maegashira went 7-8 on the previous basho. You kept all 9 on the same exact spot.
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    GTB Nagoya 2021- 127 entries and results!!

    Which didn't go all that well, if I recall correctly. 99 to 118! It seems that the trick is leaving it on those cliffhanger numbers, just on verge of a milestone. One to go for #100! One to go for the all-time high! One to go for #50! People are attracted to those like magnets. It's either that, or the "last day!" warning. Or both.
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    GTB Nagoya 2021- 127 entries and results!!

    I think I entered one basho in the meantime, but it seems like I've used a different username/email combination then. Regardless, eight years? Wow, thanks for the bit of trivia. Back to when Hakuho was in his 20s. I think that, back then, I didn't even know that Y/O were sorted by their result on the previous basho...
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    GTB Nagoya 2021- 127 entries and results!!

    OK, I don't usually like to show my lack of expertise when it comes to banzuke making, but I went for it at the very last minute so that we've got 3 digits! Good news all around - you can all rest assured you won't be placing 100th.
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    Asanoyama caught violating COVID restrictions

    I reckon 'demotion' only applies to oyakata or similar NSK staff. That's not too uncommon, but I believe we've never seen any rikishi shunted down the banzuke the hard way. It's always been via a suspension + an organic ranking decline due to the 0 wins. At least officially... looking at you, Boody
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    Toyohibiki intai

    This makes @Ganzohnesushi right about the "outside the top 15" quote though, as Toyohibiki is #133 overall and still well outside the top #50 if O/Y are excluded.
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    Toyohibiki intai

    I still think, to this day, that they should create a higi on his honour. Toyohibiki: a loss by belly flop while the aite is just barely hanging on the tawara. Jokes aside, it's nice to see he found himself some future in the kyokai and wish him the best.
  11. I can think of at least 11 vowel sounds in European Portuguese. A -> 3 (a, ã, æ) E -> 4 (e, ε, i) I -> 1 (i) O- > 4 (o, u, õ, ɒ) U-> 1 (u) That's going to add up to 13 but two of the sounds were repeated.
  12. I guess I'm lucky my ancestors were at the forefront of the romanization process so its pronunciation usually makes sense to me, since that's how my compatriots would pronounce it. It does have the side effect of triggering me when people say Raiyu instead of Ryu, or Sho-u-dei instead of Shodai, etc.
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    Ryuden Scandal

    I don't have the energy to go search right now, but is this still the same shisho that told him to "man up" when his juryo debut was derailed by a massively busted knee?
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    Promotions to Juryo Nagoya 2021

    Oh, this was shocking to me. I never ever question which heya shikona starting with "Koto" are from. But I just saw that the kanji is different. Dang.
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    Endou story

    Can I just say I love the 'Endou' - 'End of' pun?
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    Asanoyama caught violating COVID restrictions

    He was part of a trio with current Futagoyama and Izutsu.
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    Tsuna runs without renzoku yusho

    Personally I agree. Even D > D is going too much into Futahaguro territory.
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    Natsu basho 2021

    Terunofuji's post-monoii body language was completely different to a few days ago. It felt like he knew this one was actually fair.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Natsu 2021

    I feel for Churanoumi. He was SO close to clinching a makuuchi debut just 4 months ago and now he's going to makushita.
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    Natsu basho 2021

    It's always been pretty clear who's the main character and who's the foil in these situations.
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    Asanoyama caught violating COVID restrictions

    This is, unfortunately, something that I think will never change. Oyakata will always get hit on the side for failing to instruct their deshi on how to be perfect human beings.
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    Asanoyama caught violating COVID restrictions

    For reference, 3 basho out would likely leave him in mid/upper juryo. 1) kadoban fail 2) 0 wins at ozekiwake 3) 0 wins at lower maegashira
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    Asanoyama caught violating COVID restrictions

    Quoting myself for clarity; I do not feel like they'll recommend intai for Asanoyama. Unlike Boody, this is his first known transgression and he's also got that whole nihonjin aspect going for him that the Egyptian & the disgraced Russians/Mongolians didn't. There will be repercussions, however.
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    Asanoyama caught violating COVID restrictions

    Added above. Similar to what Kintamayama posted above, my first thought when I read that was Osunaarashi and how the defining factor that got him kicked out was that he lied to oyakata (& the police) until there was solid evidence against him.