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  1. Atenzan

    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...
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    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.
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    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.
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    Retirees after Aki 2019

    Very aesthetic typo- Miyazkai sounds like a storied Pashtun clan.
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    Izutsu-oyakata has died

    The ultimate conclusion is that being a rikishi increases your risk of dying before 60 pretty much as if you were an American man instead of a Japanese man.
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    Latest kabu-babu changes

    In the Oyakata Gallery page, it's stated that you either need to be Y/O, have 25 basho in san'yaku or 60 in makuuchi to become a shisho. Is that true, and if so, how did people like Miyagino and Ootake come to be shisho?