Atenzan

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    The young generation (japanese rikishi only)

    Neither am I as my GTB history will tell you, but the DB says that out of 33 komusubi going 11-4, all 33 have been promoted to sekiwake. My money's on him getting the nod as a third sekiwake.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    There's a fair chance of both Ikioi and Houshouryuu being in makuuchi next basho, provided they bump Nishikigi down to juryo. No chance of Chiyomaru, Kotoyuuki or Kotonowaka sticking around, so if Nishikigi joins them on the southbound journey, the obvious promotions would be Meisei, Tobizaru, Kyokutaisei and Houshouryuu.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    At this rate we'll never see a new tate-gyoji...
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    Lower division celebs results

    He's very impressive in many ways, his shikona included. I will resist comparing him to his brother- I hope both young Nayas (Nayae?) can avoid feeling the pressure that comes with the lineage.
  5. Day 8: Kotoshougiku, back-up: Enhou
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Hakuhou in first meetings is 74-15 overall in makuuchi, 53-3 since he made ozeki. Not too shabby.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Too right! I go by Atenzan these days though.
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    Videos July 2020- All days

    I shan't be taking any advice from Mr Peter Wrong and his band of unenlightened scolds...
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Could've just bowled an over of dibbly-dobbly offspin...
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Ah yes, something is definitely wrong with my forum editor. It was a struggle to type that one out.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Asanoyama v Kiribayama is definitely the bout of the basho so far for me- I actually applauded along with the crowd in the end. It's lovely to see Kiribayama producing such good spectacle at a high rank, I was disappointed to see him stick in makushita for a while after his stellar start to his career.
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    What other sports do you watch?

    Admittedly I'm a bit of a sport junkie, I'm sure many of you are as well. So let's see what sports we have in common besides sumo... The sports I watch, from the ones I started watching least to most recently, are: -Basketball. Fell in love with it pretty much from birth. I melted every 90s highlight reel my family could provide me with. Currently intently following Milwaukee and our hometown hero. No team has been more of a joy to watch live than Panathinaikos in their glory days. -Snooker. Eurosport used to scratch the itch, then it got discontinued from Greek free to air TV. Now I'm a semi-serious pool player, and if Athens had a snooker scene I'd be a snooker player as well. -Water polo. I like watching it but I don't follow any team. I used to play and now that I no longer do, I am out of shape. I trained and swam in the 2004 Olympics pools, so I've had the privilege of meeting most of the Greek national team. Rumour has it that if you say my team name and cap number to the then Panathinaikos coach, he still has flashbacks to my 7-goal game against them as a left flat, my sole claim to fame in the sport. -Rugby union. Can't remember how I started. But the 6 Nations is bar none the most heart-wrenching tournament I have ever seen. -Cricket. I was in Sri Lanka for a brief time in 2012/13. I got hooked. I have almost followed every ball of certain Test matches. -Baseball. The obvious next sport to get into. Like mini-Tests more than T20s; I was intrigued. Will the Mariners ever make the playoffs again? Not counting football. I only watch the Euro/World Cup voluntarily. And only some matches.
  13. Looking around on YouTube and SumoDB, I can only find a few videos of Hakuhou's 63-bout winning streak. Can anyone dig up the complete run from somewhere?
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    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.