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  1. Gurowake

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    First, when there are an odd number of rikishi to be paired up in a Round in the lower divisions, they'll delay the match for someone near the bottom of Jonokuchi, and that person will get two matches during a later Round. If there is still a match to be delayed in Round 7, then someone near the bottom of Jonokuchi gets an 8th match. Second, the pairings are done by number of wins. When there are an odd number of each number of wins in the lower divisions available to pair up, the difference is made up for in Jonokuchi. Number of losses is completely irrelevant, even if the rikishi have had a different number of matches already, and even if the lack of one match is entirely due to the above issue and not due to injury.
  2. Gurowake

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Ok, that sort of characterization probably sells Gretsky et al a bit short. But I'm more or less referring to just how much of an outlier Hakuho and Bradman were compared to everyone else. Yes, Gretsky and Jordan may have been the best ever, but they weren't really all that much better than others right behind them, comparatively.
  3. Gurowake

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    You might not know who he is, but look up Donald Bradman. That's the kind of dominance that Hakuho has. Federer, Jordan, and Gretsky were merely the best at the time; Bradman and Hakuho are something else.
  4. Gurowake

    Sekitori brothers

    When I saw this I expected it to be posted back closer to the time Tobizaru first made Juryo. It seems bizarre that it was posted right after the second Onami brother (Wakasomethingsomething, I'm too lazy to look them up and I don't care enough to actually have remembered their shikona) made Juryo.
  5. Gurowake

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Goeido faces Ichinojo on day 9.
  6. Gurowake

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I realize that now that someone pointed it out, but for some reason it wasn't my first interpretation despite it being clearly wrong.
  7. Gurowake

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Ichinojo is scheduled against Tochinoshin for Day 8.
  8. Gurowake

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Day 9 matchups are out. Once again a Yokozuna is given Tochiozan for what will presumably be their last maegashira match instead of skipping him and going to the undefeated Ichinojo. Sure, again, Ichinojo got an Ozeki, but for both Days 8 and 9 that Ozeki could have been given another opponent and have faced Ichinojo later. Ichinojo will probably get Takakeisho for the latter's last maegashira match, and has a good chance on the last few days to meet anyone else in the lower sanyaku who's doing decently, but he won't face any Yokozuna unless they bail on one of the Yokozuna matches with a Sekiwake or Ozeki. Since they are less strict on giving Ozeki the exact highest 15 in rank compared to Yokozuna, I put the likelihood pretty high that Takayasu's last maegashira opponent will be Ichinojo, but I wouldn't count out it for sure.
  9. Gurowake

    Guess Kisenosato's Aite (M1W Endo) March 2019

    Given only 2 intra-sanyaku matches Day 9 we're definitely going to see them split up the normal top 4 round robin unless they decide to just plain skip a match. 10. Mitakeumi
  10. Gurowake

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Roga will probably be the only remaining roadblock, and they won't meet until closer to the end of the tournament, most likely a playoff because Roga's 7th match will probably be against someone in lower Sd. While there are some same-stable matches forbidden among the 3-0s, I don't see any combination of results that would lead to Roga vs. Terunofuji outside a playoff.
  11. Gurowake

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I thought the same as you, but nope. He'll face Tochinoshin and then presumably Goeido as originally planned, and eventually the junior sanyaku who are doing well for whom the top 15 ranks are less strict, but at least for Day 8 they aren't letting Tochiozan off the hook of fighting the Yokozuna. Maybe if the current trend continues of Tochiozan losing and Ichinojo winning, Ichinojo will get Kakuryu and then Takayasu whenever their last maegashira matches are, but they aren't going down that road yet.
  12. Gurowake

    Guess Kisenosato's Aite (M1W Endo) March 2019

    I only give this a 50/50 chance, but I can't split my vote. 9. Tamawashi