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  1. Atenzan

    Funny videos and photos of rikishi at play

    Just a routine inspection
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    Basho attendance

    That's what I would have thought, I expected higher ratings than usual- but judging by what's happening here, many people may be watching pandemic-related news at all hours of the day. It would be interesting to see if other TV programmes have also seen a decline in ratings, or if it was the dismal silence that made the heads turn away.
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    Trivia bits

    Here's every instance of Miyagino-beya rikishi in makuuchi since 2004. Whole lot of Hakuhou and slim pickings other than him. Judging from the fact that Ishiura and Enhou are both Hakuhou's uchi-deshi (is Ishiura? I think so but I'm not sure, actually...), one would be tempted to give a pretty dismal rating to the oyakata's development skills.
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    Trivia bits

    This is the first basho where Hakuhou has enjoyed the presence of a fellow Miyagino-beya rikishi in the top 16.
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    GTB Haru 2020- 118 entries- and Results!!

    In that case, my condolences. I did the same.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2020

    Keeping in mind the upcoming banzuke situation, which only seems to be getting worse, I wonder to what extent is Asanoyama in the conversation. The yokozunae aren't getting any younger or healthier, Mitakeumi is six to eight months away from an ozeki run in the best case, and most importantly of all, I personally think the Haru banzuke shall be ugly as hell. Could we see him be promoted on 11 wins in Haru or is it going to be considered too much of a giveaway in the face of such a depleted top order?
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Since they both have 1 win, Hakuhou will keep the east side... my guess is that Kakuryuu will be Y1wYO and Takakeishou O1e.
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    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 Watch

    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.