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  1. Atenzan

    GTB Hatsu 2020- 102 players, results

    Thanks for the heads up, I'll try and find some time to do it yesterday
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    Trivia bits

    This isn't some one-hour sumoDB deep diving expedition, but I feel the need to point it out. Hakuhou will have 43 makuuchi yushos tomorrow. Asashouryuu, Harumafuji, Kakuryuu and Kisenosato combined have 42. Hakuhou alone has won more than all four yokozuna he has co-reigned with combined, the undisputed king of the 2000s among them. That's just insane.
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    Terunofuji's health problems

    I was also worried to see him giving up the morozashi and doing the sort of kannuki grip that resulted in gruelling long bouts during his makuuchi tenure. He seems to be strong enough to pull that off again in makushita-jo'i, but I'm not too sure about makuuchi or even juryo. And it can't be doing him too many favours, injury-wise.
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    Stable? Why?

    That's how I translate it to Greek for my more sumocurious friends. "Stable" sounds very awkward. In boxing, a stable is called a "school"- but the feminine σχολή and not the neuter σχολείο, the former being associated with universities and the latter with grade school in common parlance.
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    Trivia bits

    Riffing off this, Sadogatake-beya had the highest-ranked non-heyagashira in all but two basho from 2005.01 (after Musouyama retired) until 2014.03 (when Kotooushuu retired). It was always Kotooushuu or Kotoshougiku. The two exceptions are the (above-linked) 2010.09 and the Kyushu that followed it.
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    Banzuke for Kyushu 2019

    While on the subject, is the weeks-long gap between banzuke compilation and release just to build up the hype for the next basho or is there another reason?
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    GTB- Guess the Banzuke- Kyushu 2019 -and results!!

    All 47 M1e 9-6 have been promoted to san'yaku.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2019

    Now I'm not very well connected with the Kyokai or Hezbollah, but presumably people reading this are. Let's hope for 1/2 at least anyway. I will only say this once. Any fewer than 5 komusubi will be considered to be an act of cowardice. Your move.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2019

    All 47 M1e 9-6 have been promoted to san'yaku. Also, all 16 M2w 10-5 have enjoyed the same. I think Hokutofuji definitely gets promoted, Asanoyama might be too. I'm leaning on Abi staying at komusubi.
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    Takakeisho injury update

    Good thing he can take at least 3.5 months off...
  11. Atenzan

    ISP Banzuke Kyushu 2019

    Cheer up, no need to despair about losing your touch, Moti... you've been destined to eat hats for a while Signed, the guy who made about 20 posts in 2016 on the subject of Kisenosato never becoming yokozuna
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    Ounomatsu Oyakata kyujo for Nagoya

    I did a very crude analysis through life tables that can be found on the "Izutsu has died" thread and the conclusion was that a sekitori has roughly the same risk of dying between the ages of 25 and 60 as the typical American man. Higher risk than the average Japanese man, but nothing dramatic. I think people often underestimate the sizable chunk of people who die in middle age.
  13. Atenzan

    Sumo Reference Updates

    Rouga's real name is reported here to be Амартүвшин Амарсанаа (Amartuvshin Amarsanaa), consistent with the Japanese version of the DB. What's up with the English version's question marks?
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2019

    脈留 - absent vein?
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2019

    I'm looking forward to the rest of you cowering and brooding while I drink half a bottle of gin before making my final draft to win the yusho with 39 points.