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  1. Morningstar

    Ishiura keiko violence - the next scandal

    I think a significant fine would be more appropriate. Along with some additional mandatory training and perhaps being made to clean the toilets in the Ryƍgoku Kokugikan on the day after the Basho.
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    Would This Work In Sumo?

    Sounds like what they need to do is add weight classes like most other combat sports.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Any reports yet on how the two new Juryo guys are doing? Both are only 20, but have a great record coming up from the bottom. I have great hopes for both of them.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    My thoughts are that his promotion chances are similar to Goeido when he was in the same position. He was promoted to a 4th Ozeki spot with 32 wins over 3 tournaments. One of which was an 8 - 7. But he had 2 Jun-yusho's during that time. Mitakeumi has two yusho (one outside of the current run) and less losing records overall while in the titled ranks. Overall I feel they are pretty comparable records. So I feel that his odds of getting promoted with a 32 win record are pretty good as long as there is a 4th ozeki spot open.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2019

    No they will be saying that to force a promotion, you need to do more than just a 9-6 from m1e. I expect that if he had been in contention for the title on the last day he would get promoted. They are just rasing the bar to a higher level than it was previously to open 3rd spots in the titled ranks. I am fine with that.
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    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?
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Promotion Discussion thread - Natsu 2019

    Only if they give bonus points for things other than wins + rank.
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    Promotion Discussion thread - Natsu 2019

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