botev1921

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About botev1921

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  • Birthday 25/04/1976

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  1. botev1921

    General Corona Banter

    Having relatives in Sweden, I can share first hand information. Sweden did not abandon their elderly, Sweden did the only logical thing for a country with such low population density. Sweden is not guilty of anything but actually protecting the lives of everybody, who would have suffered greatly having they enforced a lockdown like the rest of the world. Just a small example - if you have a country with 2000 coronavirus-related deaths, which ends up with 200 000 unemployed due to the restrictions, can you count the loss of lives as result of those lost jobs? In time, how many people will commit suicide, how many will suffer from stress-related diseases? It is all very subjective and in all cases, 2000 virus-related deaths are practically nothing compared to the long-term effect, especially in the context of a virus, which will not just go away one morning. People keep comparing Sweden to Norway or Finland, but do compare them to countries, which were in complete lockdown - how about France or even Belgium and Netherlands. Sweden has lower death rate per 1m people. Another thing about the elderly - people over 80 are in danger even if they catch a simple cold, does that mean every winter all the world should go into lockdown? In fact, the number of deaths in Europe from flu-related complications with the over 80s last year is over 63 000 - a third of all COVID-related deaths altogether.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2020

    More likely there will be two as Kotonowaka should get promoted.
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    natto-sumo game?

    Anybody with idea what happened to the natto-sumo website and the game there? It's not available right now.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Nagoya 2019

    Almost 100% correct here :)
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Nagoya 2019

    Not that I often get these correct, but it would only be fair (or at least not too unfair towards anyone) for this to happen: Mitakeumi S Takakeisho Abi K Endo Hokutofuji M1 Aoiyama Asanoyama M2 Ichinojo Daieisho M3 Tomokaze To me the bigger question is will Shimanoumi be stuck at M5 or even just move from West to East to accomodate Tamawashi and Ryuden not being overdemoted. What is the biggest demotion from sanyaku with 4-5 wins since right now all the likes of Shimanoumi, Miogiryu and Chiyotairyu should probably be deserving a higher slot than Ryuden.
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    Retirees May 2019

    Was there any announcement as to why Torakiou has left? Anything to do with the abuse scandal?
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2019

    I would say the match-up tomorrow seals the deal for either Takakeisho or Tochinoshin staying put or trading positions. Takakeisho win and no Ozeki would be a robbery as he deserves it on paper even with 9 wins (33 wins in total over last 3, yusho...come on, they promoted Kisenosato with less achieved over 3 basho). They might as well promote him regardless and open two sakiwake spots. If that happens, I think it is pretty clear Ichinojo and Aoiyama take the spots with Kotoshogiku moving to komosubi and Mitakeumi moving west (with a win).
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    It was a disgrace - Onosho was already flying out and it was obvious that there was no pull whatsoever, just as Onosho was falling, Aoiyama's fingers slipped towards his hair. His hand was actually on his back when Onosho started charging towards the stands.
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    Banzuke for Hatsu 2019

    I have a question as I am not that into historical results and promotions, but if Takakeisho wins a second yusho this next basho, what kind of promotion is that securing him? Is it 100% Ozeki promotion despite only one sakiwake basho and how does that translate into a yokozuna run given he wins two consecutive out of komusubi, which certain yokozuna have not actually ever done? I mean, he wins two yusho out of komusubi, gets to Ozeki and next time out he needs no yusho but 11-12 wins to actually be considered for yokozuna?
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    New recruits for Haru 2019

    Can somebody post the sandanme and lower div banzuke for January if available?
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    Courtesy calls by rikishi and oyakata

    Aoiyama posting pictures to his fans in Bulgaria
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    Banzuke Kyushu 2016

    What is really shocking is Kotoyuki with 10-5 getting merely to M4 while Tamawashi jumping from M6 all the way to K. The only real difference between them is Tamawashi facing one Ozeki...and losing to him.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Natsu 2015

    I didn't know that the three Yokozunas are Intai ! Congratulations to Kisenosato at the top of the next banzuke ;) I don't think that Terunofuji will be O1W.... and I don't believe that Aoiyama will be M2E There was no point in stating the obvious so I just skipped them as they are not going anywhere right now. I wonder if you don't see yusho winning Teru at O1W, which of Goeido and Giku you consider more worthy of being O1W. Both are one of the most miserable Ozeki in history, have not won a single yusho and have not won more than 9 in a year or so. As for Aoiyama, not that I am impartial but in my books 9-6 from M6W is kind of more than 10-5 from M8W...apart from Takayasu I see nobody else really worthy of being M2E.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Natsu 2015

    Is it reasonable to expect the following banzuke: Kisenosato O Terunofuji Goeido O Kotoshogiku Tochiozan S Ichinojo Takarafuji K Tochinoshin Miogiryu M1 Sadanoumi Aoiyama M2 Takayasu Ikioi M3 Kaisei ...and so on or might actually see Miogiryu stay at Komusubi at the expense of Tochinoshin?
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    Shikona meanings, take 2

    To me the long ones or really short ones have always been very interesting as to what they mean and why are they so long or so short? If someone helps with those, he will really put me to peace: Momochizakura Echizenyama Byakkomaru Tamakongo Goshi Ryusei Daijo Abi