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  1. just_some_guy

    Banzuke for Aki 2022

    My theory is that his favorite TV show is on during the Makuuchi matches so he had to stay in Juryo or he'd miss it. He screwed up big time winning that Juryo yusho last year but was lucky enough to get stopped at J1. This time he thought he was safe winning 9 matches at J4. He got reckless and this is what happens. Poor guy.
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    Banzuke for Aki 2022

    Bummer for Mitoryu that he won't be able to go for the "most consecutive basho in Juryo" record anymore. Always seemed like that was his goal.
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    Nagoya 2022

    It's been mentioned already but oh boy is Hokuseiho frustrating with his "just stand up" tachiai. He's relying too much on being massive and while it's working for now I expect his opponents to figure it out before too much longer, especially once he reaches Makuuchi. He reminds me of Sleepinojo before he suddenly woke up this basho. In other news, Hokutofuji's checkerboard MK/KK pattern is broken. A shame, as I was sure he'd break it by starting a KK streak at some point.
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    Nagoya 2022

    This would be a hot mess. Holding the COVID kyujos in place caused a bit of problems; can you imagine holding everyone who hadn't finalized an MK/KK? If the basho gets cancelled, why not just move people based upon the records they compiled (discarding any days missed due to COVID)? Applying the standard (wins - losses = approximate rank movement) wouldn't require too much more creativity than a banzuke usually does. A bit, sure, but not too much. The obvious exception would be Mitakeumi and any in-progress Ozeki runs. I haven't got any great ideas for that as it doesn't seem fair to punt him down to Sekiwake without a fair run at getting his 8 wins, nor to effectively halt any Ozeki runs in progress.
  5. just_some_guy

    YDC Meeting Natsu 2022

    You know, as soon as I typed that I wondered if someone had actually done it. He's clearly the Tokushoryu of mountain climbing.
  6. just_some_guy

    YDC Meeting Natsu 2022

    Cheap yusho or no, that's the most insane thing I've seen in my time watching sumo and I'm not sure I can imagine something less likely occurring. It was like a man with no legs climbing a mountain. A small mountain, but a mountain.
  7. just_some_guy

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Getting real hard to stay out of conspiracy-theory-land now that Shodai has been spotted two wins by the shimpan.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Another instance of Tochinoshin's mawashi being loose and ending up in his armpits. One wonders if this is a deliberate tactic to keep his opponents from getting good leverage on him.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Hope Shodai polished up his penmanship to send some nice thank-you cards to the shimpan for the non-mono-ii. I can't even begin to guess who's going to take this yusho. Terunofuji seems to be fighting without legs (moreso than usual) and no one among the leaders seems reliable enough to be a safe pick. I'm going to go ahead and say Tamawashi will win so in the unlikely event it happens I can gloat about being right.
  10. just_some_guy

    Recreational mis-quotation

    Take a famous quote--from real life, fiction, song lyrics, or wherever--and attribute it to a rikishi. Examples: "I stick my neck out for no one." --Takarafuji "A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man." -- Enho "I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees" -- Terunofuji
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    Ridiculous predictions Natsu 2022

    Chiyotairyu wins the yusho, performs "Jailhouse Rock" in place of his interview.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Mitoryu's match was about as Mitoryu as can be. Gave up at the bales a full 3 seconds before Ryuden could be bothered with pushing him out.
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    Trivia bits

    In what has become my personal favorite trivia bit, Hokutofuji has continued his pattern of alternating makekoshi/kachikoshi. If we start him from Aki 2019, he's now up to 15 consecutive basho in this alternating pattern (excluding, of course, the cancelled basho). Wonder what the record for this is.
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Wakatakatakatagake's shikona is, as you can see, not difficult at all to spell. Joking aside, it's the most fun shikona to say out loud by a long shot and I hope he never changes it.
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Speaking on Wakatakakage's Ozeki chances (while getting ahead of ourselves and assuming he gets, let's say, 12 wins next basho): While the first of the three was at M1, there's a precedent -- Terunofuji. Though it's not exactly the same it'd be the same win total. Also, Wakatakakage was 8-7 at M1 the prior basho and only moved from West to East. One could speculate that since he could've ended up Komusubi under different circumstances, hitting a 9-6 at an M1 that could've easily been K is good enough to be in the run. HOWEVER There's no "need" for an Ozeki right now. We've got three, who (while hardly paragons of reliability) are not kadoban (yet/anymore) and usually seem capable of at least muddling through with 8 wins. Because of this I don't expect an overly generous promotion, and wouldn't be surprised to see them do like they did with Takakeisho and ask for one more basho as confirmation.