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    Guess Kisenosato's Aite (M1W Kaisei) - May 2018

    8. Endou I'm making all the boring picks this basho.
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    Guess Kisenosato's Aite (M1W Kaisei) - May 2018

    6. Mitakeumi Choo choo!
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    Natsu 2018 Superbanzuke Ranking

    Pandaazuma, you greedy bugger, leave some points for the rest of us! Meanwhile, after just two and a half years, I finally made it to the Superbanzuke. Now, if I can manage to climb to the top 42 in GTB anytime soon, that would be great.
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    Games talk Natsu 2018

    In Bench, we have fujiyama at J5e, Fujisan at J6e, and an absent J5w. Let's see which of the special prize/torikumi gyojis gets mixed up first. Hopefully not me!
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    Bench World Cup 2018

    Here are the updated substitute selection stats. The percentage of Yokozuna subs has risen from 76% to 81% (52/64) following the deletion of the third substitute. Brazil remain the most popular sub pick. All four selections of Belgium have been eradicated. Out of 64 substitutes, the selections are: Brazil 15, Germany 13, France 12, Spain 12, Argentina 3, Uruguay 2, England 2, Iceland 1, Croatia 1, Portugal 1, Colombia 1, Senegal 1.
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    Bench World Cup 2018

    Surely if we need an eighth-tier tiebreaker FIFA will realise the magnitude of the drama and oblige us with a proper drawing of lots.
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    Banzuke Surfing Natsu 2018 (14th Wave)

    Jonidans 41e Nakanishi and 42w Houshouryuu, please.
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    Bench World Cup 2018

    Here are the squad selection stats for this year's Bench Worlds. Pretty even distributions across the board, generally, which I think is what the tournament director would like to see. A few facts: In slots with 4 options, Germany were the most popular (14/32) and Spain and Tunisia were tied for least popular (5/32). The most lopsided three-choice slot was Upper-Mid Makunouchi (Sweden 18, Serbia 10, Senegal 4; Senegal were the least popular pick overall.) The most popular pick out of all the teams were Ozeki Argentina, although that's not too surprising, given that Belgium was the sole alternative, and Argentina seems to have better odds to win the cup. 76% of all substitute teams, regardless of spot, were Yokozunae. That's probably not too surprising either. There were just 4 players who didn't include Brazil in their squad or picks; same goes for Germany. However, Germany were far more popular as a squad pick, whereas Brazil were the most popular substitute. In the actual World Cup, I will be vehemently supporting Costa Rica in all their matches. This has nothing to do with the Bench Worlds, but it is a fact nonetheless. And now, the picks: Yokozuna: Germany 14 (43.75%), Brazil 7 (21.9%), France 6 (18.75%), Spain 5 (15.6%) Ozeki: Argentina 22 (68.75%), Belgium 10 (31.25%) Sekiwake: England 17 (53.1%), Portugal 15 (46.9%) Komusubi: Uruguay 10 (31.25%), Croatia 9 (28.1%), Colombia 13 (40.6%) Upper jo'i-jin: Russia 14 (43.75%), Poland 18 (56.25%) Lower jo'i-jin: Switzerland 16 (50%), Denmark 6 (18.75%), Mexico 10 (31.25%) Upper-mid makunouchi: Sweden 18 (56.25%), Serbia 10 (31.25%), Senegal 4 (12.5%) Mid-mid makunouchi: Egypt 8 (25%), Peru 7 (21.9%), Nigeria 10 (31.25%), Iceland 7 (21.9%) Lower-mid makunouchi: Japan 12 (37.5%), Morocco 8 (25%), eventual champions Costa Rica only 12 (37.5%)- misguided and deplorable. Low makunouchi: South Korea 8 (25%), Australia 9 (28.1%), Iran 10 (31.25%), Tunisia 5 (15.6%) Really low makunouchi: Panama 14 (43.75%), Saudi Arabia 18 (56.25%) Subs (96 total): Brazil 21, Spain 19, France 19, Germany 14, Argentina 4, Belgium 4, England 3, Iceland 3 (hmm), Portugal 2, Uruguay 2, Saudi Arabia 1, Croatia 1, Poland 1, Colombia 1, Senegal 1 e: to anyone quick to accuse me of heresy for not picking Costa Rica myself, I couldn't bare placing them low on my own team order when the matches are played.
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    Guess Kisenosato's Aite (M1W Kaisei) - May 2018

    1. Goueidou 2. Kakuryuu
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    snooker world championship 2018

    A final for the ages! Really good to see these two sticking around and playing like that.
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    Weigh-ins for Natsu 2018

    That's only 94% of my body weight. A trifling sum...
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    Weigh-ins for Natsu 2018

    225 surely doesn't leave him much wiggle room. It's not a high score to beat, man, you might be too many people
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    Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    ??? What are you trying to say? That gender equality is exclusively an LGBT issue? Because it definitely isn't. If you meant something else, then you have to spell it out clearly because you're having some trouble in getting your point across in this thread.
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    Doreen Simmons' Passing

    I had been offline for the past few days. This is immensely sad. せんぱいよ にしをむかえる おわかれだ
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    Bench World Cup 2018

    I've found a recruit! Shikona to be determined.
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    Bench World Cup 2018

    I'll referee, then!
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    Haru jungyo 2018

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    Hakuho’s father just passed away. Obituary: He was revered in Mongolia. He won six Naadam championships and silver in the '68 Olympics in freestyle wrestling.
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    Harumafuji scandal thread- part 2

    As I've said multiple times, I don't know what's going on in Takanoiwa's head and neither does any of us. But when engaging in conversation on the matter, I find it fairer to err on the side that doesn't harness one man's very serious mental disorder he *may* have to put down another man.
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    Harumafuji scandal thread- part 2

    @Akinomaki- who or what caused Takanoiwa's affliction is a call that's not always straightforward to make, and in any case it's not your place, or mine, or Moti's. If anything, it's not fair to Takanoiwa. Yet you seem to have solved the case. If he does have PTSD, it may also have multiple contributing factors. It may also not be the first time in his life that he's had it. For all we know, Takanoiwa once witness a man getting killed due to a brick falling on his head and the attack brought him flashbacks. There are so many relevant details completely missing and Takanoiwa himself is not sharing anything about his own state. In my view, this is not the story to fill in the blanks blindly and use it as an argument in a debate on sumo politics.
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    Harumafuji scandal thread- part 2

    Or, maybe, like many people suffering from mental illness, Takanoiwa finds himself overwhelmed or helpless by anything except for those things which he can respond to through instinct, such as his bouts? Maybe he does have PTSD, and is displaying a (textbook) heightened fight-or-flight response? Or maybe he did have some kind of postttraumatic stress just a symptom short of a diagnosable disorder during the basho, and after he tried to combat it by trying to persevere in his profession and, presumably, passion, only succeeded in making it worse for himself? As Tochinofuji said, Takanoiwa's mental state of affairs is a call none of us should be allowed to make, even in such an informal and anonymous way. I'm not trying to do anything like that, but rather trying to point out that mental illness can affect any person in any number of ways. Also, for those of us who live with mental illness, who've visited more therapists than GPs, who've been labelled as weak-willed at best and public dangers at worst, often by friends and family, seeing misconceptions about mental illness being perpetuated and seeing serious disorders treated as something society has to "buy" for the patient to be treated in a manner that's somewhat close to appropriately, it doesn't exactly do you a world of good.