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  1. Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    What are the chances of Kotoshogiku retiring now after a make-koshi, and loss of his sanyaku status, at his "home" basho?
  2. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Thank you so much. I'll enjoy playing with that for a while. Is there any way to exclude basho where the guy was in juryo?
  3. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    This is a back-of-the-envelope calculation (and I'd love to know if there's a way to get the database to do this for me), but this I think is the list of the top-10 winningest makunouchi so far this year (* denotes currently kyuyo):: 1. Harumafuji 45 2= Takayasu 44* 2= Mitakeyumi 44 4= Hakuho 42* 4= Takakeisho 42 6 Yoshikaze 41 7 Tamawashi 40 8 Hokutofuji 39 9 Ichinojo 38 10 Kotoshogiku 36 These numbers look really low to me -- even if Harumafuji was to win every remaining bout this year he would only get to 62, and we only recently saw Hakuho getting consecutive years numbering in the 80s. Who is going to end the year on top? And how will that compare to a typical year -- if there is such a thing? Can the database show me this?
  4. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Don't know what you're seeing there???? No more chances to give up a kinboshi, I think
  5. Basho Talk - Nagoya 2017 (SPOILERS)

    I think Kotoshogiku will retire the day he gets his eighth loss - not much point for him to drop down into the maegashira ranks.
  6. BASHO TALK -- Natsu 2017 -- SPOILERS

    It's possible the last two days will give us: D14: Harumafuji v Takayasu; Hakuho v Terunofuji D15: Terunofuji v Takayasu; Harumafuji v Hakuho and they could all still be yusho candidates going into those last two rounds
  7. BASHO TALK -- Natsu 2017 -- SPOILERS

    Ranked as komusubi or above, Goeido has never, not even once, put together 33 wins in a three-basho sequence.
  8. BASHO TALK -- Natsu 2017 -- SPOILERS

    I'd expect him to be more focused on one last bout against his old pal and rival, Kisenosato -- I'm assuming that will be on Day 10.
  9. BASHO TALK -- Natsu 2017 -- SPOILERS

    I see. Thank you so much. That fits with my idea of it being a totally manufactured term. Cheers.
  10. BASHO TALK -- Natsu 2017 -- SPOILERS

    Thanks. Fascinating stuff, isn't it. The only Japanese usage of "douboshi" I can find in any of my dictionaries means "uterine sisters" -- probably not what you had in mind. Are you certain it isn't something some gaijin made up? Anyway, I'll keep looking.
  11. BASHO TALK -- Natsu 2017 -- SPOILERS

    I've never heard anyone refer to a "douboshi" Sometimes people use the word "ginboshi" but like in quotes, because it's not a real thing just a made-up idea. But never "douboshi"
  12. BASHO TALK -- Natsu 2017 -- SPOILERS

    A duoboshi? Is that even a thing?
  13. Basho Talk ** Haru Basho 2017 ** (SPOILERS)

    The conspiracy guys will, of course, latch onto this as proof of the conspiracy -- because, as is always the case with any conspiracy theory, anything that happens always proves the theory was right. In this case, the proof will go something like: Kisenosato was gifted all the wins he needed to make him yokozuna; therefore he has never actually faced an opponent who was trying to beat him; therefore, when faced with an opponent who was trying to beat him, he didn't know how to protect himself; therefore he was injured; therefore we now know that Kisenosato was gifted all the wins he needed to make him yokozuna. This may also be taken as proof that climate change is just an excuse to take our guns away. Or something.
  14. Persistence Watch - 2017 edition