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  1. Rocks

    SalaryCap Sumo Haru 2021

    For this Basho? I didn't type, or mistype, another shikona in. I just used my same old login I've had for years. Doesn't matter. Just couldn't understand how it happened.
  2. Rocks

    March basho 2021

    Sucked when Kisenosato got injured just as he finally achieved Yokozuna too. Dems da brakes as dey say.
  3. Rocks

    Games Talk Haru 2021

    That's what they said. Beat me one day too. If I had been paying attention to it being a drone and arraigned my guys accordingly I would have won too.
  4. Rocks

    SalaryCap Sumo Haru 2021

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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2021

    Looking at Aki 1998 this doesn't seem so crazy: K2 Wakatakakage Meisei M1 Hokutofuji Tobizaru M2 Aoiyama Chiyonokuni M3 Hoshoryu Kiribatama M4 Myogiru Hidenoumi M5 Tsurugisho But going back that far is probably a bad idea. Interesting thing is if they go with the idea they must promote a KK even if it's only a half rank AND that Meisei should leap frog Hokutofuji then making the 3rd komusubi slot is the only solution.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2021

    Some interesting parallels here to this basho. They sent a 10-5 M5e Toki all the way to M4e. That's almost 30 years more recent than the M5 for 4-11 at M1, but still 20 years ago. Interesting thing there is they made a third Komusubi slot for a 9-6 M2e even with an 8-7 M1w. Were they just more generous with extra sanyaku slots 20 years ago?
  7. Rocks

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2021

    That's probably the better solution. A M5w for Onosho seems off though. It's been 50 years since they have been that generous to a 4-11 M1 and M5 still seems too much for a 10-5 M15. But Hidenoumi beats out every other rikishi with a KK not already promoted above him.
  8. Rocks

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2021

    Yes, Hidenoumi looks really wrong but so does Choynokuni, especially with Hoshoryu right there at 8-7 too. If Hoshoryu beats Hidenoumi on Day 15 he's there easy, but he didn't. So Hidenoumi? I don't know. As for the 7-8s I think they all hold their position next basho. Tochinoshin, Ichinojo and Akiseyama all had Sanyaku opponents at 7-7 trying for their KKs too which was very tough matchups. No shame in the loss.
  9. Rocks

    Games Talk Haru 2021

    Well, my pre basho lineups let me down the final day and I dropped some spots but still got a few Top 10s and KKs in both SG and Bench so pretty good this basho. Not some much in the dailies except for Toto and ISP. It doesn't look like anyone could catch Kyoju for the Yusho in Hoshitori. I was hoping for the Jun Yusho but I think @Pandaazuma beat me out of it by a couple points. Still 3rd place is my best showing this basho.
  10. Rocks

    Day 15 pics overview Haru 2021

    "Help! I've got in the way again, got knocked over, and can't get up!"
  11. Rocks

    March basho 2021

    I'm thinking all this comeback and redemption talk with Terunofuji is great. Which means Takayasu comes back in May and zenshos to redeem himself and reclaim Ozeki. So, first crazy prediction for May here.
  12. Rocks

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2021

    I'm thinking the joi shakes out like this: Wakatakakage M1 Hokutofuji Meisei M2 Tobizaru Aoiyama M3 Hidenoumi Kiribatama M4 Myogiru Chiyonokuni M5 Hoshoryu Yes, over promotions for the M3s but what choice do they have? 10 wins outside of the top 3 and up was pretty impressive this basho. I don't think they put Meisei over Hokutofuji. One of Meisei's wins was a fusen. Not his fault but not enough for the leap frog and holding Hokutofuji in the same rank IMO.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2021

    Which means they will open up a third komusubi slot for Wakatakakage for sure. Over promotions for everyone! I think at the very least we can say Kiribayama and Myogiryu are safe at M4 despite their 7-8 records.
  14. Rocks

    March basho 2021

    Green!
  15. Rocks

    Games Talk Haru 2021

    @Jakusotsu Running away with the DST Yusho is a nice consolation though. Congrats!