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Benevolance last won the day on May 5 2016

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  1. I don't really know. My armchair observation is that the oshi guys tend to wear out quicker, as just being older really seems to slow them down and rob them of their power. The argument kind of presupposes that the 50kg he gained was only fat, which I'm not sure I'd accept. But I'm not sure we can look up that stat. His record against Takanohana was pretty give-and-take over their careers, and his record against Konishiki solidly improved in the latter part of his career. By that isolated observation, the extra weight probably helped him out? Or else the extra weight really hindered Konishiki. So I stand by my original, definitive response: I don't really know.
  2. Quite obviously a nod to the sumo forum there. After all, without our tacit armchair support, any sumo success would be impossible.
  3. Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Actually, every time Hakuho beats someone really convincingly they award him two wins. I mean, how else could someone possibly make it to 1048?
  4. Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Tension over who gets jun-yusho, maybe?
  5. Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    That was pretty nice of Goeidou to do Kotoshogiku a real solid there, and pretty clever to stage it when Goeidou's kachikoshi is far from guaranteed. Makes it look all up and up, like Goeidou wasn't intending to let Kotoshogiku win. Nudge nudge, wink wink.
  6. Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Oh, I argue with Asashosakari all the time. Just never where he can hear me. Or respond. I find I'm more likely to win that way.
  7. Greatest of All Time

    Eh, Hakuho's got this tournament all wrapped up. Just starting the interbasho boredom conversations a bit early.
  8. Greatest of All Time

    I would consider being in the top 1% as elite. Given that there is about 650 people active this tournament, that makes it the top 6 and a half guys, which basically encompasses the yokozuna and ozeki. That seems appropriate, as it includes Goeidou as point 5er. So I suppose if you wanted to consider the best of the best, you'd probably look at the career performance (probably just winning percentage numbers?) of yokozuna and ozeki at those respective ranks and take the best 1% of that? Bam! Thread solved.
  9. Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    I like Goeidou's odds of a kachikoshi this basho.
  10. Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    The Great White Phoenix Soars above the Blue Mountain; Hakuho zensho.
  11. After the bout

    The tsukebito are basically assistants to sekitori, and part of those duties are to accompany sekitori to the stadium, right? Do multiple stablemates share the sekitori duties depending on availability? I'm just imagining a scenario where a Mk4 is tsukebito to, say, a J14. There would be almost no time for the Mk4 to finish his match, get cleaned up, go meet the J-rikishi, then escort him back to the stadium.
  12. An examination of the 6-basho-era ozeki

    I would be curious to see how many stablemates were in the joi. Sort of a 'relative competition' thing. But I think this might be rather unwieldy and cumbersome to track.
  13. Kokonoe-beya Website

    Shikihide beya just added an Instragram page to their social media presence at the beginning of the month. Not really English, per se, but usually text doesn't matter for Instagram. They post a lot of pictures on Twitter, so I'm hoping they build up a decent collection.
  14. Kokonoe-beya Website

    I never edit my posts.
  15. Ura, how high?

    Nobody beats Goeidou! He's still the best Sekiwake in sumo.