Atenzan

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  1. Atenzan

    YDC convenes-Hatsu 2019

    That would be his Western-form name. It's 矢野・弘典 ( やのう・ひろのり)
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Jokes aside, it will be interesting to see what the bigwigs say about a Tamawashi ozeki run. He's got 9 and 13 with a yusho from the jo'i over his last two, same as Takakeishou had before Hatsu. If they say he's good for a promotion with 11 in March, what can we assume about the ozeki promotion standards? Select as applicable: -Atenzan must be proven right as close to right on time as possible -You have to have at least the last two of your three basho at sekiwake -Newbloods are subject to higher standards, lest they do a Dejima/Miyabiyama -33 is only good if the Y/O are genki -The Kyokai are horribly bigoted against short people (in which case I should warn them not to listen to me anymore cause I'm shorter than Enhou) -Oshi-zumo is subject to higher scrutiny than yotsu-zumo, seeing as the vast majority of successful Y/O are belt guys
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    If I knew how much clout my posts had within the Kyokai, I'd post way more. That is, until all of you chopped off my hands and waterboarded my keyboard.
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    What isn't, these days?
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Amamaniac, speaking as the guy who spent the whole year of 2016 dorking about on this very forum telling everyone and their dog that Kisenosato will never get a yusho and will never become yokozuna, and seeing how people still haven't given me any significant grief over it, my takeaway is that if you provide false historical information, it's better for you if said information concerns the future and not the past.
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    If he gets promoted now and demoted after eight bashos at Ozeki, you can eat a kippah and I'll eat a visor - combined that's a full hat.
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    In light of the same Ounomatsu bigman man's comments from last (Japanese time) night that he wanted Takakeishou to "show him his sumo in the final 2 days" when asked about his Ozeki promotion, I find it likely that one very influential vote is halfway in the "yes" column already.
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Only thing related to that I've found is Ounomatsu saying "I want [Takakeishou] to show me his sumo in the 2 remaining days". The relevant Mainichi article's headline mentions him being "one win away from the 33 promotion standard". I hope you don't have another source on that...
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    The appropriate thing to throw to him would be a steak, I believe. But even though he may have been wrong, he's still the best.
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Exactly. That's what I was telling Kintamayama, which was published in the predictions thread and became the hat debate- the shukun-sho are a very nice historical predictor of ozekihood, as is the fact that he's *the* youngest makuuchi rikishi. If I may be even more bold, maybe to the extent of stupidity, I dare say that if and when he learns to hold his own at the belt, he'll become the single strongest candidate for next 20-yusho winner.
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    Rikishi Status Hatsu 2019 - Final

    Hope he wasn't already too badly injured. I can see how easily a J14w can elect to fight through injury rather than go kyujo at the medically appropriate time.
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Four: All due to kyujo
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    How's the hat shopping coming along?
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Even if Tamawashi wins out, I can't see Hakuhou losing two out of those four bouts. I very much doubt Mitakeumi is at 100%, the Ozeki have been poor, to put it politely, and Takakeishou crumbles in the face of solid yotsu. And even if Tamawashi forces a playoff, he's 0-13 against Hakuhou.
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Today was much better than the day I posted that, true. Maybe he's still new and inconsistent.
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    My takeaway from today is that Kasugaryuu doesn't hold a candle in comparison with the previous yumito-rikishi Satonofuji.
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    Hello from wintery Indiana

    I hadn't read the Grantland article. Excellent read. Thanks for sharing, and welcome to the forum!
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    Trivia bits

    Sadly those three yusho winners combined went 1-2-12 as sekitori.
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    Harumafuji scandal thread- part 2

    Nah, Harumafuji is playing the long con. He's all buddy-buddy now, but at the Kokugikan, when he's about to take his snip, watch him pull a karaoke remote out of his suit and whack Takanoiwa's head at full force. "The last one was cause you were being a good-for-nothing bastard. This one's for ending my career, you good-for-nothing bastard!"
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    Trivia bits

    Hokutofuji is only the third sekitori ever to get back-to-back fusensho. The other two instances were through pairs of yokozuna going kyujo: -Haru 1999, M5w Tochinonada wins by fusen against Wakanohana and Takanohana, days 10-11 -Aki 1999, M1w Tamakasuga wins by fusen against Takanohana and Akebono, days 3-4 All 51 fusen matchups of the 25 sekitori basho with multiple fusensho
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    Acceptable Ozeki Record?

    You gotta get a bigger sample than that, man, especially if you do it one rank by one rank. In 10 ranks your sample is just two or three KK basho.
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I was thinking about that this off-season. Being 10 clear of Taihou's previous record of 32 yusho is a big exclamation point, but now at 41 he's got the sum total of the previous record holder's (32) and his career greatest rival (Harumafuji, 9), which is quite poetic.
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Ah yes, the venerable yokozuna 抱料 (hug fees).
  24. I'm no expert here, but I think part of the ranking system has to do with seniority as an oyakata. Perhaps an iin-taigu toshiyori?
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    Games Talk Hatsu 2019

    Well watching Moti's video I thought I had a good day at the games, as it turns out so did everyone else. Could you please be less good next time I'm good so that I can feel better about myself? Thanks. P. S. Only 3 of you lost in Chaingang today. Now that's the kind of thing I'm referring to. Make an effort.