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    TORCHBEARER 2021: the picks, torch match notices, results

    I basically forgot about this for two years and end up tied in third place. :D
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    Hattorizakura (Shounanzakura)-intai

    Fourteen techniques during his career.
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    Ichidai toshiyori no more?

    Academia has a system of "endowed chairs" where a rich person (typically) donates a lot of money to a school, and the interest pays for the new professorship (in whole or in part). The NSK could make bank on such an idea. I'm sure there have been enough fans of particular Yokozuna to have endowed a new permanent kabu in their honor.
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    Hakuho retires

    Sure. But I'd think it would have to at least include another factor than xenophobia. I haven't paid much attention recently. Did Kakuryu have to sign any such thing? I guess only (currently) having a temporary stay as an elder is an excuse in Kakuryu's case if he didn't have to sign such a statement. I'm too new to sumo to know what went on with Akebono or Musashimaru, though the later seems to be doing fine as an elder.
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    Hakuho retires

    Is it rooted in xenophobia, or in the behavior of the last two Dai-Dai Yokozuna (Takanohana, the last to be an elder, in particular)?
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2020

    Going off of Asashosakari's examples 2 tournaments ago, Wakamotoharu defeated Kaisho on day 1, yet was still placed a half rank behind him on the next banzuke. And Akua defeated Kizakiumi in his fourth bought on day 6 (with the previous bout on day 5), so not a whole lot of rest, and ended up two ranks behind him. So Kizakiumi lost to Akua who lost to Wakamotoharu, and Wakamotoharu is still a full rank behind Kizakiumi. So no, I believe Asashosakari meant what he wrote. Given ( though, I would guess that this "rule" is either very new (looking at the actual 6-1 promotion in the 2013 result, I would guess this is not a new promotion criteria for 6-1 Ms wrestlers), or possibly only applicable to 6-1 and below scores or where the Juryo 8-7 is outside of the bottom two ranks ( (still, an 8-7 J12w with two of his winning scores against Ms opponents being ranked higher than an Ms1e 7-0? Highly divergent from the same in 2013 ).
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    Trump coming to the basho

    That closeup of Trump presenting Asanoyama with the trophy is the first picture I've seen of him that really shows how old he is.
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    Trump coming to the basho

    I'm glad it turned out acceptable. Hopefully this will be a positive for sumo in the US. I wish all of the commenters here could tolerate the anger and fear of fellow commenters against a polarizing powerful public figure instead of directly or indirectly making it personal against them. It's not as if the politicians are posting here, and thus in need of defense.
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    Trump coming to the basho

    When they could instead politely inform Trump that he will have to sit in the Emperor's box. Please stop inserting sumo into this political discussion.
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    The Wall - Never Makekoshi Rikishi

    Hypothetically, if a wrestler made it from jonokuchi to Ozeki or Yokozuna without MK, and then took a tournament off to recover, would this be considered hitting the wall?
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    Top 10 Sumo Records Haru 2019 Edition

    No where else relevant to put it: Hanakaze becomes the first active wrestler in 87 years to span an imperial era.
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    Banzuke Surfing Haru 2019 (15th Wave)

    Yeah, life was busy and I lost track of time. That's fine.
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    Banzuke Surfing Haru 2019 (15th Wave)

    Placeholders: Fighting: Denpoya Hiromasa Chiyooga Masaki Yoshimura Keita Injured: Terunofuji Haruo Amakaze Koichi Fukugoriki Hiroki
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    Hatsu 2019 Sansho

    1 2 3 4 Rikishi Date Rank Record Date Rank Record Date Rank Record Date Rank Record Miyabiyama 2006.03 K1w 10-5 2006.05 S1w 14-1 D 2006.07 S1e 10-5 2006.09 S1e 9-6 One of those last wins was a fusen. It happened a couple of times where the first 10+ result was from the joi: Terukuni 1940.01 M2e 12-3 J 1940.05 S2eHD 11-4 1941.01 S1w 12-3 1941.05 S1w 13-2 J Wakanohana 1993.01 M3e 10-5 1993.03 K1e 14-1 Y 1993.05 S1w 10-5 1993.07 S1e 13-2 D
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2019

    Is this retired rikishi (oyakata) pretending they're daimyo, or is it in traditional in Japan for teachers and employers in general to have this sort of power?