Atenzan

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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Yep, good enough for me too. I don't recall anyone ever talking about initiative or engagement in a kimarite in a shinitai discussion before. By the way, is there a sumo rulebook by the NSK available anywhere? Because I'm not aware of its existence.
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    Have a go at a Haiku!

    Mawashi now hangs On the wall, but it is cold- Get a yukata
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Seems to be a theme. Ex-Mitoizumi (Nishikido) did his best beatboxing attempts two bashos ago...
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    A very theoretical inquiry- now that there are two intai sekitori on the banzuke, would a makushita zensho from either Dewahayate or Tomisakae (Ms16e and Ms16w; both 2-0) earn them a juryo promotion?
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    The YDC can't actually make any decision, per se, just a recommendation. Tagonoura-oyakata might be able to be more "persuasive" with his "recommendation", but in the end it's up to the fat man on when the fat lady will sing.
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    It's been the final moments of yokozuna Kisenosato for about a year now, matters are getting a bit tired indeed.
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    Trivia bits

    Kisenosato hasn't actually beaten anyone on day 13 of a honbasho since March 2016. Since then he's 1-6-9 with a fusensho on the final Friday.
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    Trivia bits

    More than half the west-side rikishi from Ms14 to Ms27 are from Kise-beya.
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    That typo made me jump, I thought there had been a hikiwake somehow somewhere.
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    Are you ready for some sumo !!? Predictions

    In my very professional, definitely wise opinion which is definitely not hastily procured by a random hat-eating crackpot on a forum: Goueidou is not a very good Ozeki. His yusho was an aberration and he's only achieved 10+ wins 3 other times in his 26 ozeki basho. Sure, being ozeki is elite when you consider Ozumo as a whole, but making fun of him is equally valid and usually more fun.
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    Terunofuji Watch

    Why would you want him to be kyujo anyway? And I second the thought that wishing an injury on someone isn't cool.
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    No man, some of it's in his pec and his ligaments. He has a long history of choking, true, but traditionally that happened from day 12 on.
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    Are you ready for some sumo !!? Predictions

    Goueidou Goutarou, elite wrestler, at your service.
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    Are you ready for some sumo !!? Predictions

    Do you expect any of the yokozunae to get any better over the next 10 basho? None of them are getting any younger, and Kisenosato seems to be as good as done. Nor do any of the current ozeki seem to be making serious bids for imminent promotion.
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    Are you ready for some sumo !!? Predictions

    History supports my prediction alright... I'm doing a deep search to see what other people have done so much while so young. I'll give you a teaser. Among rikishi who have won 3+ shukun-sho, about 58% made it to at least Ozeki, and nearly 30% made it to Yokozuna. Takakeishou has 3, and a yusho, and a jun-yusho, while being the youngest rikishi in makuuchi.
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    Are you ready for some sumo !!? Predictions

    A steak would be the most symbolic option, but that would be far too kind.
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    Are you ready for some sumo !!? Predictions

    Just yesterday I told Kintamayama that if Takakeishou isn't an ozeki within 10 basho, I'll eat my hat. He told me I can start now. I stand by my prediction.
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    Preparations of the Y/O Hatsu 2019

    Bit too early to break out the noose and stool, no? He can still be a very useful oyakata or go into television or both.
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    Oldest,youngest

    Slightly older, I believe- didn't you start in Nagoya '99?
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    GTB January 2019 Hanukka edition and results!

    I think GTGTB is a more interesting game that GTGTBB, but the latter just made for a better one-liner. Still, there's something to be said about consistently predicting how much you got wrong, but not knowing what it was that you got wrong. Not making fun of you here, I genuinely think it's impressive.
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    GTB January 2019 Hanukka edition and results!

    Guess the Guess the Banzuke Banzuke.
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    Oldest,youngest

    Kintamayama told me I'm probably the youngest of the regulars. I'm a university student.
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    Metasumo 2019

    Oh, what slander! I think you'll find that I just made a balloon animal for my little cousin and the GDP went up 10% as a result.
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    Metasumo 2019

    What?! People are picking me again?! Gluttons for punishment... Meanwhile, I'm not familiar with all of the gamers, so there is at least some nepotism involved in my picks. 1-5 Pandaazuma 6-10 ScreechingOwl 11-20 Andonishiki 21-40 Asashosakari 41-80 Jakusotsu 81-120 McBugger 121-200 Gawasukotto 201+ Hana-ichi
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    Metasumo 2019

    Yes, I am both McBugger and Atenzan. I use McBugger on all the Superbanzuke games and Atenzan in this forum.