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    Sumo Sprint

    (Wed, 21 Oct 2015)
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    What was today in sumo

    BTW -- Rocky: 178 cm The Wolf: 183 cm
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    Lower division celebs results

    Has anyone figured out how to tell the parent's continent by the distribution of body hair? ... uh, asking for a friend.
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    Favorite Songs

    What, another "melodic" Death Metal Band? I like it! Sort of like Hu meets DAZZLE VISION, and I'm glad for the subtitles so I didn't embarrass myself by thinking "Crap, I can't understand Finnish." [Note: The Wolf Hunterz reacted to this song on YT two years ago. Their take: "So powerful and sad!"
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    Favorite Songs

    This topic is for your favorite songs, for whatever reason. I have loved certain songs for years and years, and cherish revisiting them again and again. I'm a little pop-oriented, though many on this Forum seem a bit more metal-influenced. Some of these songs go back before my time; there aren't many newer than ten years old, because I haven't decided if they're timeless yet! I invite all of you to let us know what songs have stayed with you for a long time. I'll start out with a few in alphabetical order. Alison Krauss Shadows https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ_jmNcm-Dw Bill Evans Trio When I Fall in Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adPpG0Dnxeg Bobby Hebb Sunny https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3ZdVc8V_Ss Boz Scaggs We’re All Alone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf4_JbtPo6c Burton Cummings Is It Really Right? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUS-qZTHq30 Carl Carlton Everlasting Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qTzVV01iNA
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    Lower division celebs results

    Besides, 9/12 KK since joining, and 66% win rate: he's not just a foreign dude.
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    Rikishi or heya support events

    Hell, I think he got injured once doing butsugari*. * Receiving, not pushing.
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    Chiyonokuni Intai

    The video of butsugari was wonderful, Chiyonokuni laughing and having a good time – though I cringed a little as he lent his shoulder (one of the body parts he has damaged over the years). While reading his Wikipedia article, I came across this: "Toshiki Sawada was born the son of a Buddhist temple head priest. From a very young age he had great interest in combat sports such as karate."
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    Ex-Masunoyama Incredible Body Transformation

    I didn't know of him when he was a sekitori (<2016). According to the db he had at least four injury streaks with him off the dohyo (and there's the shoulder bandage in his db rikishi photo). 25 basho as a sekitori and an 11-4 kantō-shō in 2012, all as a really porky rikishi! What's impressive is how much of the flab has come off.
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    Ex-Taka-twins activities

    Let them drink and it won't even be fair. Let them have a karaoke remote ...
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    Sumo related goods

    In this case, Shrimp and Salmon eggs have the necessary hinkaku to attain the tsuna.
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    Kimarite Statistics - 2024 Natsu

    The Kyokukaiu-Ikazuchido bout was a real train wreck! There was no doubt who won (and who was the agressor), but Ikazuchido will be thinking about that missed opportunity for a long time.
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    ex-Yoshikaze starts his own heya

    1 km away, less than a 15 minute walk. Of course, I don't have to walk it, but still, a good idea.
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    Listen, these new-school Oyakata are so dedicated that they still wear their mawashi under their clothes!
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    Promotion/Demotion Discussion

    Yes, there's been some discussion about strange goings on in 1967-68. Makushita dropped from ~100 to 60 and Jonidan grew from 92 to ~130 between March and May 1967; Sandanme stayed about the same.
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    ex-Yoshikaze starts his own heya

    The picture reminds me of a still photo from a silent comedy reel ... complete with Harold Lloyd.
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    Sumo obituaries

    Oh, sure, if you want to go back to the guy from two centuries ago!
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    Promotion/Demotion Discussion

    My guess is that because of the paywall (IYKWIM) at the top of Makushita, the joi may be the only place where there's any consistency. If a rikishi get a 2-5 record at, say, Sd30, he could end up anywhere. When I did a survey of men who received 4-3 marks at Ms20 (N = 207), the results were pretty similar: the ± 1 SD spanned 3.5 to 6.5 ranks. The same study at Sd30 (N = 192) gave a span of 8.5 to 18.5 ranks. On a side note, three cases gave a rank drop with a 4-3 record, two from Sd30 and one from Ms20. Not to go all conspiracy theory here, but all three were in ... 1967.
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    Ishiura Intai

    Yeah, well, gotta Respect The Norms 'n' stuff.
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    Sumo obituaries

    According to the db, Shikihide was open as a heya from 1940-43 and 1951-54, then 1992-present. From the rikishi listed, Sensho was the only Shikihide Sekitori in this or the last century.
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    Retirements after Natsu 2024

    Mogamizakura is from the same city as the heya (Ryūgasaki). Your math seems flawless: 18 yo with a HD in 2021 leaves three years at the stable. As @Asojima says, Shikihide (the home of Hattorizakura!) dances to a different drummer, but now I wonder how many other unattached kids are hanging at the heya. EDIT: with the exit of Baraki and Mogamizakura, only four of fifteen members have ever reached Sandanme in their careers (45-yo Itakozakura and 47-yo Sawaisamu have not).
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    Nagoya 2024

    What's the bird symbolism in the clouds for?
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    Nagoya 2024

    Unusual poster. Reminiscent of the old Godzilla vs (Insert Other Monster Here) posters -- probably by design.
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    New Juryo Pics Nagoya 2024

    Can confirm. My guess is he's ticked off because he had to put a suit on.
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    Promotion/Demotion Discussion

    You could be right; I haven't watched a ton of his matches. OTOH, there are a good number of guys with 1D Sumo who have made a fairly stable career in Juryo