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Tsubame last won the day on September 28 2012

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  1. Tsubame

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    With Tochinoshin being MK tomorrow, he will be trading places with Takakeisho (S <-> O) twice this year!
  2. Tsubame

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Since when it is not acceptable to lose against a certain rikishi?! What strange standard is that?!
  3. Tsubame

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Are you implying that he finally starts his ozeki-run?!
  4. Tsubame

    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    The correct answer has to be 20%. Hakuho gave away 20 kinboshi alltogether. And only four of them to fellow mongolian: Shotenryu, Arawashi, Takanoiwa and today Ichinojo. http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Query_bout.aspx?show_form=0&shikona1=hakuho&rank1=y&onlyl1=on&shusshin2=59&rank2=m
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    Hakuho Applying for Japanese Citizenship

    Which all has nothing to do with the work within the sumo association. It's like in football (soccer) where you find a lot of very successful players, who became terrible head coaches. Being good in sports does not also mean being good at managing this sport.
  6. Tsubame

    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    This tournament without a doubt! Why? Because the Natsu had a shin ozeki, a sekiwake trying to get his ozeki rank back, some alot new guys finally in makuuchi and a quite nice basho race. Without Hakuho competing you have a lot of possible winner names on your list. The last basho had only two interesting questions: will Hakuho get a zensho (yes) and will Takakeisho get his promotion (yes). But beyond that? Only Ichinijos 14 victories were quite remarkable, but since he could not tie up to this performance, you will remember this as a fluke (somehow).
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Same angle and section of the video footage. Be your own judge:
  8. Tsubame

    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    His point was not about the video booth itself.
  9. Tsubame

    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Yes. Putting on a tinfoil hat: They are still angry at Tochinoshin and still try to hamper his progress. So, of course they grab every chance they get. (disclaimer: this is not a serious post, but an entertaining)
  10. Tsubame

    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Isn't it a little bit sad, that getting six consecutive kashikoshi is a mentionable feat for an ozeki?
  11. Tsubame

    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    And for something completely different: Is there a special reason why Yokozuna Kakuryu (and his attendants) always wears the same kesho-mawashi set for his dohyo-iri ceremony?
  12. Tsubame

    Changes to the Kadoban System?

    The Kosho-system should be reinstalled, but not as an automated system, but merely as a system where sumotori who injuried themself in a Hon-Basho can make an application to the NSK to get the kosho status granted. The NSK can order an advisory opinion from a medical expert and then act acordingly. This is just a rough outliner, there is need for some finetuning, but the basic idea should be clear.
  13. Tsubame

    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Goeido could have given the pile of kensho back to the gyoji as a sign of appreciation.
  14. Tsubame

    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    I wonder why Shodai bothered to get up today?! He could have spared a lot of trouble and effort for a bunch of people, if he just stayed at home today.
  15. Tsubame

    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Playoff bouts are not part of the normal winning-losing wrestler statistics and do not interfere with winning or losing streaks. They just determine who is getting the trophy or not. Just like the penalty shoot-out in football tournaments ("soccer" for our american friends) is still a draw in regards of ranking points for both teams. The shoot-out just determines who advances to the next round or who is England.