Yamanashi

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    Kunroku Ōzeki

    Kotomitsuki was intai as Ozeki in 2010 ... cough ...
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    Retirements after Nagoya 2018

    Bando (Izutsu): Good God, there's almost nobody left in that heya!
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    Trivia bits

    Very strange denouement: May 1988 -- reaches Juryo (J13W), wins yusho July 1988 -- goes 0-10 and kyujo next 3 basho -- out, now Sd83e! March 1989 -- Sandanme yusho (7-0) next 3 basho -- MKs next 2 basho -- out, now at Jd78W March 1990 -- Jonidan yusho (7-0) 3-year climb to Ms10 2-year fall to Sd68W, 1-6, intai before falling to Jonidan. According to an article, "he suffered a left knee medial collateral ligament injury in training with members of the Nihon University sumo club (including later top division wrestler Daishoyama) and was forced to withdraw from the next tournament after ten straight losses. He had been ineligible for the kōshō seido rank protection as the injury had not taken place in a tournament, and he was demoted to makushita."
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    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Mitakeumi: agree! Yoshikaze: agree!! Takayasu: I wonder. Yokozuna can't compete while damaged because 1) it's beneath their dignity and 2) it costs the NSK money for kinboshi. Ozeki, on the other hand, have less of 1) and none of 2). Imagine if this basho had no Y/O at all after day 6? Not good at all for sumo. Takayasu was clearly hurt, and after the Kaisei and Ichinojo bouts he could have pulled out and did the sekiwakezeki (or whatever) next basho; but he stayed in there. No matter what you think of the decision in the Mitakeumi/Takayasu bout, M's yusho is more legit because he had to face a couple of Ozeki's.
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    Day 14 pics overview Nagoya 2018

    A slight breach of etiquette, allowing the sea bream to touch the tablecloth ... of course, the freakin' fish is longer than his arm.
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    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    OTOH, he trains with Tochinoshin. I thought I saw echos of Tochinoshin's new style in Mitakeumi's first week this basho: a lot of arm and shoulder swinging to turn and block.
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    Videos Nagoya 2018 - Promo + Days 1-15

    NHK News Break ... HAW! HAW! HAW! HAW! HAW!
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    Live Streaming - Nagoya 18

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    Sekitori Torikumi Nagoya Basho 2018

    Actually, today the Torikumi needed a SPOILER ALERT.
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    World Cup 18 - comments

    OK, France won, everyone else lost. Moving on ...
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    Hello from Michigan!

    Welcome fellow US-er! Lots of info and accumulated wisdom here. And check out the sumodb.
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    Nagoya Basho 2018 cartoon commetary

    Yaku Mitsuru's drawings remind me of Hisaichi Ishii's work on Nono-chan (My Neighbors the Yamadas).
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    Kunroku Ōzeki

    IMHO, many of the "underperforming" Ozeki were injured: Baruto, Terunofuji, Musoyama. I don't know how to assess the career of, say, Miyabiyama: Ozeki in 13 basho, injured, then 10 years in upper Makuuchi.
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    Hei from Finland

    I assume work disturbs your drinking, too? Good God, woman, let's have priorities!
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    Trivia bits

    Those four 0-15 rikishi mentioned above were spread out over 50 years. The first, Katsuragawa, went 3-12 the basho before his 0-15; this was just after the basho went to 15 bouts, and there were two basho per year. The 0-15 basho was his last: he went intai at J2. Is this the same Katsuragawa that took over the original Kise stable?
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    Kunroku Ōzeki

    On the other hand, the Y/O have significant "PR" duties beyond the usual sekitori gladhand stuff. I know, banquets and wedding feasts and "hoist the starlet" gigs are pretty cool, but they probably make it difficult to have consistent training schedules before a tournament.
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    Videos Nagoya 2018 - Promo + Days 1-15

    Watching your videos on a 2012 MacBook Pro -- no problems! And thanks for the quick turnaround.
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    Kunroku Ōzeki

    I've compared the 20 Ozeki (highest rank) and 15 Yokozuna with hatsu dohyo in or after 1970 [I've left out Tochinoshin]. The basho-average for the Ozeki: 8.25 wins, 5.35 losses, 1.34 kyujo (582 total basho). For the Yokozuna while they were Ozeki, the numbers are: 10.66 wins, 3.83 losses, 0.51 kyujo (197 basho). Amazingly, of these 15 only 4 (Akebono, Wakanohana, Harumafuji and Hakuho) missed any days at all as Ozeki. During their Yokozuna careers, these men had: 9.36 wins, 2.49 losses, and 2.98 kyujo (486 basho) [more likely to be out than to lose -- thanks Takanohana and Kisenosato!]. Also, I became aware of the fact (know to all of you, to be sure) that Kisenosato never missed a bout until he became a Yokozuna; the very definition of tragedy.
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    Hot Nagoya? Arena air condition in bad condition..

    Actually, when I saw the photo I thought to myself "this is exactly the "tech" solution a bunch of good-ol'-boy oyakata would come up with."
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    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Half-Pinoy; 'nuff said.
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    Videos Nagoya 2018 - Promo + Days 1-15

    Thanks for the early coverage ... and Font Day, too!
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    Kunroku Ōzeki

    If I can get this to attach, I have a graph of wins vs. losses for (non-Yok) Ozeki from Kotokaze (hatsu dohyo 1971) to present. [It won't copy the graph at this time] Anyway, the grand average W/L is 1.54, which gives 9.1 wins per basho. Highest ratio: Takayasu (2.3), Kotokaze (1.9); lowest Miyabiyama (0.98), Terunofuji (1.1).
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    Excel graph

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    Kunroku Ōzeki

    Really good work! The only "next-level" study that comes to my mind is how to handle the fact that some Ozeki (or Sekiwake, etc.) are headed to Yokozuna, while others will reach their peak and then descend. You can't know that except in hindsight, of course.