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  1. Which is why I got my pick in quick and I'm sticking with it. I talked myself into it so I know I'm easily capable of talking myself out of it so I put in and am leaving it no matter what.
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    Metasumo 2020

    Congrats to @Kaito and all concerned. Congrats most especially to @RaeucherLax for validating my picking him. I knew that he would.
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    YDC convenes after November 2020

    Interesting, but I would have to disagree. I think the very fact that the YDC are not former rikishi is why they exist and what makes them valuable to sumo. I would compare them to the Baseball Writers' Association of America and the Baseball Hall of Fame. Almost none of which played professional baseball. Yes, there is the Veterans committee too but I would say sumo has that already in the Kyokai. If only veteran baseball players voted on the HOF guys like Pete Rose and all the dopers would likely get in. They can sympathize having faced the same pressures. But they broke the rules don't belong and it wouldn't be good for Baseball. Or maybe vote in guys that would have been worthy had their careers not been cut short due to injury. The YDC, ostensibly, are looking out for SUMO, not rikishi. That is their function. now if they are being a little bit favorable to Japanese Yokozuna it's not right but it's hardly surprising. I'm sure many of the baseball writers got very tired of voting for NY Yankees all the time back in the day and tended to push their home town guys just a little bit more than they might have deserved. People are human after all.
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    YDC convenes after November 2020

    I think both are aimed at Kakuryu and spreading it out is so it doesn't seem that way. Not singling him out so it doesn't seem personal. The only thing I think they care about with Hakuho is that he tries to show up when no other Yokozuna will be present.
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    YDC convenes after November 2020

    I don't disgree with you but I don't know why you would say it isn't an advantage or even put that in quotes. Even if well earned it is none the less a great advantage. There are other things which balance this though. Yokozuna can't be demoted and come back. They must retire.
  6. Considering there has been all of 1 Japanese Yokozuna in the past 17 years, who just happened to suffer a career ending injury right after promotion, AND the entire country is depressed as heck, like the rest of the world, living the past year under Covid I think you can say it's about as sure a bet there is. If Takakeisho is holding that cup again in January he'll be wearing a rope not long after. IMHO.
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    Who Is This Woman?

    He did mention her attire. Maybe he wants to buy the dress?
  8. How silly is that? A Japanese Ozeki wins 2 Yusho in a row and we need to look at the quality of them? Come on.
  9. I think the complete lack of mention of Daieisho and Honkutofuj for sansho speaks volumes on how impressed people are with their double digits wins and how much it will force them to create extra slots. Neither was ever in contention for the yusho. Hokotofuji's only win against a decimated Sanyahu was against Takayasu. I would have thought at least Daieisho would have been considered for a prize conditional on Terunofuji winning the Yusho considering he beat him and did well against the Sanyaku but maybe both him winning and Terunofuji winning was just too many conditions.
  10. Well, I only caught the last few days but a great finish with playoffs in Juryo and Makuuchi. Both winners got forced to the playofff and then came back to win having learned from their mistake in the first match. Midorifuji being less anxious and keeping his balance to avoid the slap down and Takakeisho putting his head down and giving it his all. To beat Terunofuji Takakeisho needs his hardest push and that comes when he puts his head down. He kept it up in the first match to try to watch what Terunofuji would do. That was a mistake. Congrats to both, well deserved. And great to see Terunofuji tearing it up again. As for January I think, barring injury, Terunofuji is a lock for re-promotion to Ozeki after. Despite what Isegahama says I think any Yusho gets Takakeisho the rope. He's more than consistent enough to not dishonor the rank. I think Isegahama may be hedging a bit out of consideration for Kakuryu. Speaking of the Yoks, obviously both need to show up in January. Hankuho can pull out during if he needs to but not Kakuryu. I don't think he needs to win but I think he will need finish or the calls for intai will start. 1 finish, even if it is a Jun Yusho, in a year and a half just isn't going to cut it.
  11. I'd consider this by far the most likely to happen. If either of the latter 2 had not achieved the rank already they might be thinking of extra slots. Having occupied Sanyaku for almost all of the last 3 years and having won 2 Yusho, only a truly poor record will get Mitakeumi out of Sanyaku. I think most of joi will be pretty easy to pick this basho with: Daiesho M1 Hokutofuji Wakatakakage M2 Onosho Takarafuji M3 Kotoshoho Tochinoshin M4 Tamawashi Endo M5 Combine that with Enho and Kotoyuki sure to go to juryo and Akiseyama and Midorifuji sure to come up, I expect GTB to be pretty high scoring for the people who know what they are doing and usually do well, not me. People like @Asashosakari
  12. Hello all. Long time no see. I don't see a Games Talk thread so I will post here. Obviously I have missed the last couple basho and will miss this one. I hope to start playing again in January, if not some time next year. I have put in for Kyujo for Sumo Game and will try to do that or Kosho for the rest. I don't really care about rank. I expect to be at the very bottom in everything. I just want to maintain my login as active so if their are any game runners seeing this please don't delete me yet. Thanks and Good luck to all playing, Rocks
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    Corona and sumo

    Is there no separate thread about the basho cancellation? Also, why the heck did it take so long to come to the very obvious conclusion the basho should be cancelled? Why wasn't this cancelled weeks ago?
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    Hakuho & the Olympics - a dilemma.

    The other issue to deal with is how the world will be post corona virus. Even if they say everything is okay again I doubt everyone is going to be rushing out to be in large groups of people anywhere for a long time. Even if everything is safe you can't play to half empty venues, no matter what the form of entertainment, for long. Athletes, Movie stars, Entertainers in general are going to have to get used to making a lot less money than they used to.
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    Sumo betting

    Minus ODDS mean what you would have to Bet to win 100. So at -145 you would need to bet 145 to win 245, the 100 you win and your original 145 back. Plus ODDS are the opposite. +115 mean you bet 100 to win 215. 115 plus your 100 back. I'm not surprised to see this and there is nothing NSK can do about it. It's a foreign country. The same way betting on politics is illegal in the US but Brits can bet on the winner of an American election. With the large scale cancellation of sports matches everywhere betting houses will move into other things to bet on.
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    Games Talk Haru 2020

    Yes, they are. That isn't the only one. Basically if you are on a game site and it links to another old site for archived rules you can bet part of it is outdated.
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    Games Talk Haru 2020

    You're fine. There is no issue with asking anything. As for Master points you 3 tied for 8th and as such the total Masters Points for those potions, 6, will be divided among you with each receiving 2 points. Congratulations. Masters points do not use the game tiebreakers for anything except the Yusho.
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    Games Talk Haru 2020

    Yes, you did. The total bouts don't effect your standing overall. The total score you got picking Makuuchi bouts only count toward tie-breaking a standing. Which we don't know but it seem you finished behind they in picking just makuuchi. In other words you did better than them picking Juryo. If you had tied for any Master points you would still get a split so it doesn't effect that. Frankly why using only Makuuchi was ever used for this I have no idea. if it was for not conflicting with sansho then they should have come up with a different criteria for Gino-sho. The yusho is way more important than any sansho and discounting 1/3 of all the matches in determining a tie-breaker just seems silly to me. They also count the Makuuchi bouts you picked a X for in makuuchi bouts, that is matches you didn't actually pick, for tie breaker too.
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I would agree. I do not understand what all the kvetching is about Takakeisho this basho. I think he is over the injury and it effects him about as much as an injury effects anyone else. After all you are never really the same again after a big injury. It's how you deal with it which in his case seems to be fine. Takakeisho was 1 win from a KK. Did he look lousy? Sure. But if you look at his career prior to the run up to Ozeki he had a tendency to go 2 basho on and 1 off. This, and his 1 dimensional sumo, are the main reasons I thought he would never be Ozeki. He also has come back quickly from injury. Since coming back from this latest injury he went 3 basho before a poor one, which is actually an improvement. Is the 1 dimensional sumo holding him back? You bet it is. He won't win a Yusho in a basho which has both Yokozuna in it till the end. But that 1 dimension is still strong enough that I do not see any other rikishi beating him on a regular basis any time soon. People have had him figured out for a long time now. They just can't handle his thrusts. I expect him to come back strong in May, if there is one, and KK at the very least. Most likely contend for the yusho. Especially given the high likelihood at least 1 if not both the Yokozuna will not show up for May regardless.
  20. Terrible night. MK in Oracle. Lost in SG which probably means no promotion. God this basho sucked. If there no audience in May again I'll probably go Kosho wherever I can. Watching that parade of general nothingness they called sumo day 15 was excruciating to watch.
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Congrats to the GOAT. He deserved the Yusho. I hope we are back in May, but with an audience. This was painful to watch without one.
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Endo falling back to his usual. A lot of poor efforts today. A lot.
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Isn't this voted on by the press corp? How could they meet to vote?
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2020

    Outside of very obvious injury Takakeisho is 39-20 as Ozeki. 3 KKs and a possible 4th tonight. 2 of those were double digit wins and one was a jun yusho where he lost a playoff for the yusho. What exactly have you been watching?
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    That' the brand name of the refillable sprayer. Says nothing about what they are putting in it. https://store.hiromipaper.com/products/hyper-green-plastic-sprayer