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  1. Morningstar

    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    You have actual evidence of the bolded part?
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    Videos Nagoya 2019- Promo and Days 1- 15

    Did I utterly misunderstand it, or did the commentators at the end of the esteemed Kintamayama's video talk about non-existent bow twirling ceremony jinx? And, how they hope it can be broken?
  3. Morningstar

    Banzuke for Nagoya 2019

    Not exactly comparable, as Takatoriki was a long time veteran of the upper ranks. He had been ranked in the Sekiwake & Komusubi as well as the upper few Maegashira spots a great number of times prior. Had a large number of special prizes and two jun-yusho's going into his yusho. He was also the only Maegashira to post double digits. Also, they were far more inclined to award extra Sekiwake & Komusubi back then. Asanoyama has never been raked above M5 (and never a winning record above M8), and is a relative newcomer. He also has the bad luck of competing in the current age where they are very stingy about awarding extra titled slots. Had he done this back then, I fully expect he would have been given the appropriate Komusubi ranking.
  4. Morningstar

    Promotion Discussion thread - Natsu 2019

    Looks like the Banzuke committee chose Ryuden over Asanoyama.
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    Promotion Discussion thread - Natsu 2019

    Looking at the Makuuchi / Juryo exchange, I see 2 clear promotions and 3 clear demotions with one maybe. So Takagenji & Toyonoshima go up. With Azumaryu and/or Kotoyuki getting a lucky promotion. Chiyoshoma , Ishiura, & Tokushoryu are going down. With Terutsuyoshi also most likely joining them.
  6. Morningstar

    Promotion Discussion thread - Natsu 2019

    It would not have been the first time. In general only the number of wins and your rank count. However, this is not to say that they do not upon occasion take into account other factors. Thus the by the numbers disclaimer.
  7. Morningstar

    Promotion Discussion thread - Natsu 2019

    Only if they give bonus points for things other than wins + rank.
  8. Morningstar

    Promotion Discussion thread - Natsu 2019

    Ryuden is 3 ranks higher and only had 2 less wins.
  9. Morningstar

    Promotion Discussion thread - Natsu 2019

    By the numbers: S1e will be Mitakeumi S1w will be Tamawashi K1e will be Abi K1w will be Ryuden M1e will be Asanoyama M1w will be Shodai M2e will be Meisei From there it gets fuzzy.
  10. Morningstar

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    You missed that time period. He is still a pretty good at mid Makuuchi, but just can not cut it in the upper ranks anymore. His 14-1 Yusho in 2016 was really fun to watch. Sadly he probably only has a year or two left before his body gives out.
  11. Morningstar

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Truly a great "Get off my lawn, you wet behind the ears whippersnapper!" type reply.
  12. Morningstar

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2019

    Not currently, but he has plenty of room to grow.
  13. Morningstar

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2019

    I agree. There are plenty of past examples of one dimensional Ozeki who were successful. And, I feel he has it in him as well. Hopefully he stays healthy. If he wants to move up, he will need to add more weapons to his arsenal. Yokazona need to be multi dimensional and capable of winning even when their main weapons have been neutralized. Time will tell if he can make that jump. I wish him the best of luck.
  14. Morningstar

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2019

    My guess for the order of who is going down is: Yutakayama Toyonoshima Chiyonokuni Chiyoshoma Ikioi I think Ikioi will not be demoted, due to lack of candidates for promotion and because they are going to give him some extra credit for not taking the tournament off. The question then, is it going to be 2, 3, or 4 exchanges. I believe it will be 3. The lower half of Makuuchi is going to be super crowded, while the middle part is going to have a hard time being filled. There is going to be a ton of Banzuke luck going around in May.
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    Preparations of the masses Haru 2019

    I wish he would get real medical help, and not quackery. When the temperatures are not high and his back is feeling good, Ichinojou is a joy to watch compete.