Rocks

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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I'll bet. I'm sure when he won he thought there would be a playoff and he wasn't going to lose to Tohosoryu twice.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    macaroon was pink.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    $20K cash right there.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Incredible. Congrats to Tokoshoryu.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    MK for Mitakeumi. With both Yokozuna out and Goeido and Takayasu bad this is a terrible basho for him.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I wonder. Also about Sokokurai.
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Hatsu 2020

    Thank you! It's great to win something this basho. Thanks for the game!
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    21 Hatsu 20, The Results

    Considering I don't do well in this game it's fitting I put up a good score here this basho. Congrats to @Athenayama on the yusho! and thanks for the game!
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    Games Talk - Hatsu 2020

    Well, just went through the matches for Oracle and looks like I have zero shot at a KK this basho. I gain nothing over already decided matches for me and the 8 tossups I have are probably the same rikishi everyone needs to win. Fitting given how I've done all around this basho.
  10. Normally I probably would have noticed but considering how I've done this basho I can hardly bring myself to look. Sorry.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Yes, I'd agree. I don't think Asanoyama needed a big number this basho given the Ozeki situation, even a 10 could have done it. But it would have to be a good 10 and this wasn't. He had no business losing to an injured 1-3 Abi and Tochinoshin. Never mind Enho. Plus those losses, and when they occurred, meant he was basically never in the yusho race really. Good news is the same situation means he'll be in prime position for promotion next basho. If Goeido doesn't get his 10 wins 10 could do it for Asanaoyama. Otherwise 11. With 4 double digit basho in a row, a yusho, and the depletion of the Ozeki ranks I don't see how they deny him. Speaking of Ozeki's, what a sad basho for Goeido and Takayasu. Goeido could get his 10 next basho, but I doubt it. This is the first basho, that he's finished, in over 2 years that he didn't get double digits or close to it. He can still put up that number if he's healthy. Takayasu on the other hand is done. He hasn't put up 3 double digit basho in a row since becoming Ozeki and I don't see him ever doing it again. But I don't expect him to just tumble down the banzuke either.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2020

    Yes, I did. Thanks.
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    Games Talk - Hatsu 2020

    Okay, but I don't think anyone cares. Sorry it took so long. Bust at work all day. Anyway, before I basically said make it 2 points down each step away from the correct score and maybe a point for a correct pick of a KK or MK. But that really just spreads the scores out, doesn't change the system to benefit correctly taking a risk. Instead I came out with something I call Plus Side scoring. But I have no idea how you would implement it. Hopefully this makes sense. The key part of this would be that scoring would move away from the correct score at an uneven pace depending on the rikishi MK or KK. If a rikishi KKs and scores an 8 the scoring would be: 0 (-4) 1(-2) 2(0) 3(2) 4(4) 6(6) 7(8) 8(10) 9(9) 10(7) 11(5) 12(3) 13(1) 14(-1) 15 (-3) The points would change with the score so the same rikishi scoring 12 would be: 0(-14) 1(-12) 2(-10) 3(-8) 4(-6) 5(-4) 6(-2) 7(0) 8(2) 9(4) 10 (6) 11(8) 12 (10) 13 (9) 14(7) 15 (5) The point of this being the player who errs on the high side for a score for a KK would do better. Same for erring low on a MK. The rikishi getting an MK the points system would flip. So a rikishi scoring a 7 would be: 0(-3) 1(-1) 2(1) 3(3) 4(5) 5(7) 6 (9) 7(10) 8(8) 9(6) 10(4) 11(2) 12(0) 13(-2) 14(-4) 15 (-6) and so on...
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2020

    Well, unless Shodai loses out I expect it's pretty clear cut. Shodai for Sekiwake and Hokutofuji/Endo for Komusubi.
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    Games Talk - Hatsu 2020

    Yes, the answer to the Yokozuna status is simply to treat then as regular rikishi at this point, a 7 or 8. Thanks to the games scoring. In the past 2 years or so Hak and Kak have only finished the same basho about a 1/3 of the time and it will only get worse. Picking 7/8s for them means at worst you get a minus 1 out of those picks. Which is probably the best you can hope for in the future. BTW, I came up with a even better way to shake up the scoring.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Pretty weird watching Takayasu and Goeido fighting this basho. Basically only putting up real effort against other Ozeki or former Ozeki. You would think they were still cruising through the rest of their schedule like in the past instead of losing left and right.
  17. Unbelievable. Losses everywhere. What a time to have 2 bad days. Lost a tiebreaker in SG to a higher placed winner in position 9. I can not catch a friggin' break this basho.
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite January 2020

    Chalk one up for the Kyokai.
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    Arawashi intai

    Wow, tough guy. Good career. Best of luck to him.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Tokushoryu-Shodai Day 14
  21. Well, I picked a heck of a time to go into a slump this basho in dailies. I think my pre-basho lineup for this basho is probably the worst I've ever picked.
  22. So sad to read another article full of cynicism and lies just to promote feminism. For the sport to grow, and for his dojo to flourish, it can’t afford to create barriers. He thinks there’s room in Japan for two versions of the sport: one filled with rituals and theatrics — and only men — and one that is open to both genders and focused on athleticism and competition. “That way, the tradition can be observed by the professional sumo group," he said. "And in the meantime, sumo as a sport can prosper separately.” I wonder how it must feel to be a pro rikishi and have someone who trains rikishi think what you are doing doesn't focus on athleticism and competition. Or that you aren't concerned with it's prosperity. No one involved with any part of this article, outside the female wrestlers, cares in any real way for the sport of sumo or wrestling. Read this article on wrestling and compare to the Washington Post's about the future of any type of wrestling and what focusing on getting women involved leads to: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristidosh/2016/03/17/the-future-of-collegiate-wrestling-isnt-at-division-i-level/#53e79d162fcc
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    Norizo Cup 2020.1

    I think that is right. Meisei is technically higher on the banzuke than Enho at M5e to M5w. Was the translation right. Was it supposed to be higher than M5? @Susanoo
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    New recruits for Haru 2020

    How old is he?
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    Happy Birthday, Sakura!