Benevolance

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    YDC convenes after Aki 2022

    The YDC stopped just short of recommending karaoke.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Ha ha! In the lower division, Byakuen (171 cm 67 kg) went straight at Amamidake (178 cm 155.5 kg) like the latter had stolen his wallet.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    To be clear, that's 10 Canadian dollars. Which is, like, about the same value as 1 slightly used American pretzel, which is what I'll mail you if I lose the bet.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    10 bucks says it's decided by a Slippiotoshi
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    That's my favorite one, too!
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Maybe we'll get to see the majestic and elusive double henka!!!
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    I briefly had hopes that Takakeisho might be able to grab the rope back at the end of 2020. He seemed like he'd recovered from his injury during his ozeki run and put up that junyusho and yusho back to back. In hindsight, it's probably best that he didn't, because he'd probably already have had to retire with his results since. And, sadly, he's been the most consistent ozeki over that time period.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Maybe Otani's just getting a head start on promoting his inevitable post-sumo MMA career?
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Shodai showing the Ozeki Pride by putting up the same sort of numbers as Tamawashi. A different order, sure. But it's the same numbers.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Okay, nevermind. Shodai's back in the race.
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    Ridiculous pedictions day 10-15

    Shodai was the only person who realized that this basho was finishing on opposite day, and he takes the yusho with a 14-1 record.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    The problem is, they can't even really make Hokotofuji fight higher up the banzuke, either, because if they put him against the sanyaku it's giving him free wins.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Then Shodai is walking the path of greatness! And, uh, maybe playing golf this basho? Whatever sport it is, it's not sumo at any rate.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    I know the sanyaku looks bad, but if we pretend that they're tennis scores the whole scenario changes! At 6-3, Wakatakakage won his first set! Good work Wakatakakage!
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    I'm starting to think that maaaaybe this one isn't going to be a Shodai yusho.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Shodai does sometimes seem reluctant to give that extra shove.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    In my half asleep, semi-inebriated haze at 1:30am, I thought Shodai looked pretty convincing in his win.
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Shodai ain't no quitter! He'll EARN those losses, because he's got Ozeki Pride (TM).
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Heads up, the NSK leaked the results early and Shodai wins the yusho. The puzzling part is how he stills ends up kadoban.
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    Banzuke for Aki 2022

    Okay, Asanoyama - he's sitting at Ms15e. This bizzaro banzuke (bizzban? bizzuke? ) withstanding, does he have mathematical odds of making juryo from this tournament's results?
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    Banzuke for Aki 2022

    Enough that they sought legal counsel.
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    Kaisei Intai

    Aw, man. We'd better hide this news before Bettega shows up. We'll say that Kaisei is, uh, napping! Yeah. He's just napping.
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    Nagoya 2022

    Just to clarify, since Asanoyama went 7-0 in Sandanme, he gets automatic promotion to makushita. If he wins the Makushita yusho next time, the auto-promote would bring him to...upper makushita? I forget how it's usually handled.
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    Nagoya 2022

    Oh, no! I just had a terrible thought! What if that zabuton bonk undoes the Hakuho bonk and resets Shodai B back into Shodai A? It would mean the announcers were right all along!?!?
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    Nagoya 2022

    Shodai! Okay, I gotta know now. When Hakuho had his 'talk' with Shodai, what size of empty bottle did he use? This could open up a whole new field of sports psychology in sumo.