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  1. Gurowake

    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    Just so it gets into my brain as a possible time to be looking, the sansho announcement was made 20 minutes after the hour, or 1320 Japan time. I had thought it came out closer to 1230 usually.
  2. Gurowake

    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    Kyokai Twitter says condition for Kotoshogiku to get the sansho is not just him getting KK, but Hakuho taking the Yusho. I think. It makes no sense as "either-or" since the KK is absolutely required, and thus the Hakuho Yusho must be an additional requirement, although I don't know how the grammar is supposed to work.
  3. Gurowake

    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    I loaded the Kyokai twitter feed and saw that the second line started with a δΈ‰ and got hopeful for a half second that it was the sansho announcement, but it was actually about some torikumi in sandanme.
  4. Gurowake

    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    Probably too late to put up a poll to get a meaningful number of responses, but I wonder how many matches the Jonokuchi playoff will end up taking. Might the rikishi conspire to keep it going for multiple rounds?
  5. Gurowake

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Nagoya 2019

    I personally see Kotonowaka-Wakamotoharu as a straight up exchange match and the J10s as safe because who would replace them would not have strong enough records.
  6. Gurowake

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Nagoya 2019

    Unnecessary Makuuchi-Juryo crossover matches seem to have fallen out of style. There have been 227 such days since 2001, so more than 10 a year on average, but only 4 since Hatsu 2017.>2000&m=on&lowerd1=on&gsort_by=date&offset=200
  7. Gurowake

    What rikishi do you miss the most?

    The Osunaarashi from 2014-15. Unfortunately that person is in the past.
  8. Gurowake

    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    Yeah, that seems to be my impression as well. They've got about 9 years left of Hakkaku and then after him there won't be any other Japanese Yokozuna available unless Kisenosato is ready by then, which could be the case, but he'd still be rather young. I guess they could stop-gap with Kaio, who was just about as close as you can get to Yokozuna without getting promoted. We'll have to see how fast Araiso gets support for the higher ranks of the NSK once he gets enough seniority. He seems extremely well-liked by everyone, if only for being a Japanese Yokozuna when those are starting to get very scarce.
  9. Gurowake

    Games Bugs

    I had no problems for the Super Banzuke games.
  10. Gurowake

    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    If he had been promoted to Ozeki immediately upon reaching sanyaku, he'd still be Ozeki, so I'd say he's been very Ozeki-like. If you want an Ozeki to compare him with, there's Goeido, especially right after his promotion. Yes, he's only had one basho where he's hit double digits so far (though he has a chance still this basho), but that's only necessary for promotion; a large number of Ozeki never have another Ozeki run in their career, so it basically comes down to just hitting a fluke run of good enough results. I think at this point he'll get a promotion fairly easily if he comes anywhere close just like Goeido did. But he might just end up the next Wakanosato.
  11. Gurowake

    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    Minimum 10 bouts: Looks like it's 46th Yokozuna Asashio, 7-3 against Yokozuna as a maegashira, all kinboshi.
  12. Gurowake

    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    Jokoryu and Onosho 1-0 as maegashira against Yokozuna. The former probably isn't getting any more chances either. Tomokaze has only had one bout against a Yokozuna period and has a kinboshi. There's a few others that are 1-0 as maegashira against Yokozuna, as seen here:;group_by=rikishi1&amp;g_op=<=&amp;having=1&amp;rank1=m&amp;rank2=y&amp;gsort_by=record You can up the ante and look for 2-0 rikishi as well, and you'll find Yokozuna Sadanoyama and a few others. No one at 3-0 or 4-0 and I didn't look any higher.
  13. Gurowake

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite July 2019

    Ironic. I'm not feeling adventurous. 15. Endo
  14. Gurowake

    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    Not a huge surprise given Tamawashi's record, but they're skipping the expected Kakuryu-Tamawashi Day 13 match and putting Kakuryu against Tomokaze instead.