Oshirokita

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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Does Hakuho always stand on the tawara to receive his kensho? I wondered if he stubbed his injured toe during today's match and was trying to avoid putting any pressure on it...
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    ISP Flabbergast..

    My personal rating system has Mitakeumi at 41.75 and Goeido at 41.05, so basically a pick'em, I picked wrong on the day...
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    GTB- Aki (nomaki) Basho 2018- Results!

    Well, I did make an entry, so if there is no Oshirokita entry, then I guess I must be 'Oshirokit' this time. Oops.
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    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    My first thought on the young gyoji was that he was accidentally pointing the gunbai to indicate "still in" instead of using his words, then on the replay thought he stopped the bout due to a headbutt by Roman, though I am not certain that is even stoppage-worthy. Regardless, seems to be a youthful error by a gyoji still needing to develop more confidence.
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    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Also, Shimotori (M10w) faced Wakakoyu (J2w) on Day 13 of Natsu 2009. There may be others.
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    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Is that really true? Aminishiki (M10w) faced Kinkaiyama (J1w) during on Day 10 of Kyushu 2000. Admittedly this was back when there were only 40 in Makuuchi. Is there some guideline dictating a limit to how high a Juryo opponent can be raised? I could easily imagine situations where Maegashira 10 with terrible records might face Juryo opponents.
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    Terunofuji's health problems

    I have to wonder what Terunofuji's financial health is like. Perhaps he endures the indignity of the banzuke slide in order to have better access to comprehensive healthcare? I wish him a return to good health but can't imagine he will ever return to compete in sumo.
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    This May sound familiar- GTB

    Wow, this was a tough one for me. I thought I had found a perfect solution of where to rank everyone (seemed so easy), but only came away with 40 points. Congrats to everyone who scored well on this one.
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    Hishofuji intai

    Hishofuji today had his WWE pro wrestling debut in the 'Greatest Royal Rumble' live event held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He entered the Rumble match as entrant number 7 (of 50) and was the 4th wrestler eliminated (he was thrown over the top rope and eliminated by 'The World's Strongest Man' Mark Henry). The announcers played up his size and strength but his presence in the match was extremely brief and displayed little athletics other than the standard sumo stomps before a staredown with Mark Henry. Hishofuji was billed by his real name Hiroki Sumi.
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    Pick The Yusho Winners Hatsu 2018!

    32 is the lowest score ever so far as I can find. Previous lowest was 35 in Nagoya 2008. 49 is by far the lowest winning score, and is in fact usually the lowest score (many basho have had 49 as the worst result). I had to search each basho file separately, but think I found most if not all results from Nagoya 2004 - 2012.
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    Harumafuji scandal thread- part 2

    Harumafuji was long one of my favorite rikishi. I always delighted to see him compete and find ways to win on the dohyo. But he was publicly caught out beating a junior rikishi and for his violent action had to be removed from sumo. Is sumo a violent sport? Yes, of course. Have other rikishi behaved with violence for "hazing" or "discipline" or "training"? I am certain they have, but not being an insider to the sumo world have no idea how prevalent it is (although I assume it has been diminished from 10 years ago). Violence and corporal "discipline" have no place in today's society. Sumo may have an ancient tradition (and I appreciate the ceremonial aspects of it which add to the pageantry), but sumo has to be viewed through the lens of today's society and modern views on violence. As such, regardless of any other consideration, rikishi or gyoji or anyone committing acts outside of competition on the dohyo (physical attacks, assault, etc.) have to be disciplined. As for Takanoiwa, I do not know what his physical status is but I feel that sumo has largely ignored the seriousness of concussion injury. It seems to be very rarely discussed, even though other sports (NFL, NHL, pro wrestling, etc.) have made large strides to deal with this issue (often in response to potential class action suits). If Takanoiwa was seriously concussed, then his entire career and even quality of life is in jeopardy and Takanohana would be justified to protect his rikishi from harm. I hope Takanoiwa is able to make a full recovery and return to action. My two yen.
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    Takanohana-devil's advocate

    Okay, thank you for the clarification.
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    Takanohana-devil's advocate

    Did we ever actually see a photo of Takanoiwa's injury? I was under the impression that his appearance was "normal" after the date of injury and that the photos shown of Takanoiwa were either from years before or, in the case of the stitches photo, were showing the type of injury but not Takanoiwa himself. Am I mistaken?
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    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Yes, I agree about his taped right knee. Tochinoshin has been leading with his right leg a lot lately, especially that last match, and tends to plant it forward. I assume this is so that if he is pushed backwards that he can brace with his healthier left leg. To his credit, Tochinoshin's forward motion and strength has largely meant that he hasn't needed to backpedal and has resulted in wins.
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    Sumo graphs

    Wow, really nice. I do a similar thing for the top division rikishi tracking from Makushita to present, but you have more detail and nicer cosmetics! I would echo the wish to see it scaled to focus more on Makuuchi, maybe isolate emphasis for sanyaku and above also. Very good graph!