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  1. Ack!

    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    Generational difference? I definitely thought space invader. And then I started channeling this song from the Dr. Demento show back in the day: In googling for this song, I had no idea so many songs had been inspired by the game!
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    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    Am I the only one who thinks Kotozakura stepped out first only a few bouts later?
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    The Wall

    Natsu 2024 Starting Lineup: A bit late -- I don't recall ever having a komusubi on The Wall! Kw Onosato: 6 KK, 56-18 M6e Takerufuji: 9 KK, 69-10, M, J, Jd, Jk yusho Ms6w Wakaikari: 7 KK, 37-12, Sd yusho Ms10e Haruyama: 6 KK, 35-7, Jk yusho Ms33e Shiroma: 4 KK, 24-4-7* Jk yusho Ms30w Anosho: 5 KK, 28-7 Jk, Jd yusho Ms40e Aonishiki: 3 KK, 20-1 Jd, Jk yusho Sd81w Anhibiki: 2 KK, 11-3, Jk yusho Sd87w Kyokokaiyu: 2 KK, 11-3 Jd33e Anryukai: 2 KK, 9-5
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    Akebono dead at 54

    A very nice video retrospective
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    Sekitori Sweepstake - May 2024

    I'm in, thanks!
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    The Wall

    He does, thanks for catching that! I try to catch the Ms tsukedashi entrants, but am not always successful.
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    The Wall

    Haru 2024, Senshuraku (Final) Better late than never for this post. Will Takerufuji have to face a full joi schedule in his quest for double digits on the Wall? Speaking of double digits, dai-Wallee Shirokuma (the new shikona just isn't catching on with me for some reason) fell just short due to injury, of which I lack any specifics if anyone would like to chime in on that. Sorry to report that Aonishiki blemished his record with his first loss after three basho. Will he make a Takerufuji-esque sprint through the ranks? He's off to an identical start, so stay tuned! M5w Onosato: 11-4, 6 KK, 56-18 M17e Takerufuji: 13-2 Y!!!, 9 KK, 69-10, M, J, Jd, Jk yusho J5w Shirokuma Takahashi: 7-6-2, 10 KK, 72-35-2, Jk, Jd yusho Ms2w Onokatsu: 5-2, 3 KK, 16-5 Ms10e Wakaikari: 4-3, 7 KK, 37-12, Sd yusho Ms17w Haruyama 5-2, 6 KK, 35-7, Jk yusho Ms41e Shiroma: 4-3, 4 KK, 24-4-7* Jk yusho Ms48e Anosho 5-2, 5 KK, 28-7 Jk, Jd yusho Sd18e Aonishiki: 6-1, 3 KK, 20-1 Jd, Jk yusho Jd5w Yamada: 3-4, 2 KK, 13-8 New Anhibiki 4-3, 2 KK, 11-3, Jk yusho New Kyokokaiyu 5-2, 2 KK, 11-3 New Anryukai 4-3, 2 KK, 9-5
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    The Wall

    Haru 2024 starting lineup M5w Onosato: 5 KK, 45-14 M17e Takerufuji: 8 KK, 56-8 J, Jd, Jk yusho J5w Shirokuma Takahashi: 10 KK, 65-29 Jk, Jd yusho Ms2w Onokatsu: 2 KK, 11-3 Ms10e Wakaikari: 6 KK, 33-9 Sd yusho Ms17w Haruyama 5 KK, 30-5 Jk yusho Ms41e Shiroma: 3 KK, 20-1-7* Jk yusho Ms48e Anosho 4 KK, 23-5 Jk, Jd yusho Sd18e Aonishiki: 2 KK, 14-0 Jd, Jk yusho Jd5w Yamada: 2 KK, 10-4
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    Sekitori Sweepstake - March 2024

    Hopefully going up to the top floor!
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    Sekitori Sweepstake - March 2024

    In, please!
  11. You made me reconsider my Takarafuji/Takerufuji trade. Atamifuji was 13-2 at J8 last year and was denied, although without the yusho, but you have to go back to 1987 to find another case where 13-2 was insufficient for promotion at J10 or better.
  12. I was a little more aggressive in my demotions, noting that I had underdemoted in the past. I have Kayo at Ms6e, Satorufuji at Ms8w and Chiyonoumi unspecified below Ms10 -- that's where I usually stop. Otherwise, mine is within +/- one spot in the top 10 and +/- two spots in the second 10 from yours. I think Ms GTB scores would be pretty low across the board. Onokatsu Ms1 Chiyosakae Tenshoho Ms2 Yuma Kitadaichi Ms3 Tochimusashi Tsukahara Ms4 Kotodaigo Nabatame Ms5 Kototebakari Kayo Ms6 Hokutomaru Kotokuzan Ms7 Daishomaru Dewanoryu Ms8 Satorufuji Kiryuko Ms9 Tokunomusashi Wakaikari Ms10 Hananoumi Hokutenkai
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    The Wall

    Hatsu 2024, Senshuraku (Final) Our shortened list was not short on quality with 7 of 8 continuing on to the next basho. In particular, congrats to dai-Wallee Shirokuma on his 10th consecutive KK! M15w Onosato: 11-4 (5 KK, 45-14) J6w Shirokuma Takahashi: 8-7 (10 KK, 65-29) Jk, Jd yusho J10e Takerufuji: 13-2 (8 KK, 56-8) J, Jd, Jk yusho Ms3w Satorufuji: 3-4 (5 KK, 33-9) Ms, Jd yusho Ms15e Wakaikari: 4-3 (6 KK, 33-9) Sd yusho Ms41w Haruyama 6-1 (5 KK, 30-5) Jk yusho Ms57e Anosho 4-3 (4 KK, 23-5) Jk, Jd yusho Sd21w Shiroma: 6-1 (3 KK, 20-1-7)* Jk yusho New Aonishiki: 7-0 (2 KK, 14-0) Jd, Jk yusho New Yamada: 6-1 (2 KK, 10-4)
  14. I kinda agree with both of you. Because demotions with 13 losses rarely go by the numbers, I was thinking it's a tossup between the two. By the numbers, Endo computes to M18w while Hokuseiho computes to M19e, so it's a squeaker. History shows a number of cases similar to Endo's indicating he could stay. There's very little relevant data on Hokuseiho's case for comparison, but what is there doesn't seem to offer any hope for him, so history would seem to favor Endo fairly strongly.
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    The Wall

    Hatsu 2024, Nakabi (Day 8) There's very little middle ground on the Wall after 8 days. Takerufuji and Karuyama wasted no time in claiming their KKs. Onosato, Wakaikari and Shiroma are one win away from KK, while Satorufji and Anosho are one loss from MK. M15w Onosato: 7-1 (4 KK, 41-11) J6w Shirokuma Takahashi: 5-3 (9 KK, 62-25) Jk, Jd yusho J10e Takerufuji: 8-0 (8 KK, 51-6) Jd, Jk yusho Ms3w Satorufuji: 1-3 (5 KK, 31-8) Ms, Jd yusho Ms15e Wakaikari: 3-1 (5 KK, 32-7) Sd yusho Ms41w Haruyama 4-0 (5 KK, 28-4) Jk yusho Ms57e Anosho 1-3 (3 KK, 20-5) Jk, Jd yusho Sd21w Shiroma: 3-1 (2 KK, 17-1-7)* Jk yusho