Yamanashi

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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    If Elvis had only retired ...
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    Hello from Singapore

    Welcome! Plenty of room for new perspectives.
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    Kadoban help

    Preliminary results: Ozeki only, no future Yokozuna. Starting with Hatsu Dohyo in 1930: 44 Ozeki. 631 basho; 175 kadoban (27.7%); 42 demotions/intai;14 kosho; 6 Ozekiwake wins Some individual kadoban ratios: Saganohana 1/15, Kotogahama 7/28, Kitabayama 5/30, Kiyokuni 4/28, Takanohana (Toshiaki) 4/50, Kotokaze 1/22, Hokutenyu 3/44, Asashio 2/36, Konishiki 6/39, Kaio 13/65, Chiyotaikai 14/65, Kotoshogiku 7/32, Kotooshu 7/47, Baruto 1/15, Goeido 9/33, Takayasu 3/15, Tochinoshin 3/7, Terunofuji 5/14, Takakeisho 2/6.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    That would be nice!
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    He should demand a writ of habeas corpus.
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    Kadoban help

    That explains it. Thanks. Even the eternal and unchanging Ozumo twiddles and tweaks the rules now and again.
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    Lower division celebs results

    My guess is knees.
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    Kadoban help

    In looking through the lists, it appears that the (can't remember the term) skip-a-basho played a role on occasion. So far I've seen four cases in the 50's and 60's where apparently a single 0-0-15 didn't count toward demotion.
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    Kadoban help

    The first case I checked was Itsutsushima. Made Ozeki in January 1940, went 5-5-5; next basho, 7-8; next basho, intai at Sekiwake. So there ya go.
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    Kadoban help

    Well, if you start with hatsu dohyo in 1930 onward, there are 44 Ozeki, so that's your universe of samples. Wait, did any rikishi reach Ozeki, go kadoban, then make Yokozuna? I betcha. [The database is currently in 404 heaven now, so everyone go about your business, nothing to see here.]
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    Enho university wrestling in 2014 (age 20)

    If your reading is correct, maybe he's this fellow?
  12. Yamanashi

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Hanakaze (top rank Sd18), please call your office ...
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Exactly what I thought (Asa/Kise). That sideways stance, and the "sticky feet" that can't be moved.
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    Day 6 pics overview July 2020

    "Allemande left with your old left hand, circle the wagon and promenade, then ... uh ... "
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    Lower division celebs results

    With every match, you can see the burning love inside.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Does it mean he's the shadow of the Hanada brothers?
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Started one year earlier than Giku. It helps that he had 210 fewer losses at this point, too.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    My before pandemic/after pandemic headshots look similar to yours ...
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    Have a go at a Haiku!

    @Ichimawashi, a Ha-Ha that I'm out of today!
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    Hakuho won 13 yusho winners

    And @John Gunning, if you happen to do a shout out to some random guy in Lincolnshire, well that would be OK with me.
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    Hakuho won 13 yusho winners

    That ties into a crazy long-term project I've been working on. I call it All-Star Basho (title is up for discussion!) Take any basho; get info on highest career rank for all Makuuchi rikishi. Use a scale Yokozuna = 20, Ozeki = 19, etc. down to M16 = 1. Then add up all slots and take the average ('cause top division has grown from 38-40-42 over the years). Highest (impossible) score would be 20: all Yokozuna. Lowest would be ~10 (since anyone has a career high at least at their current rank). I've compiled scores for most basho since the 90's: each basho has newcomers who later turned out to be great, and once-great stars on the way down. The highest score I've found so far is Kotoosho's win in May 2008 with 17.79 (only 5 of 42 with career high less than sanyaku). Haru and Nagoya 2009 tie for second with 17.48. I haven't calculated every basho over that period, so there could be surprises. Also, have not (as yet) started going back before the mid-90's. Scores for the last few years are artificially low, because some of the current rikishi on the banzuke haven't yet come near to their career highs. This all may be preliminary, but I thought it would be germane to this discussion.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Takakeisho - Endo: I saw the social distancing monoii: looks like a program of Oldboy Jinku.
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    Have a go at a Haiku!

    I thought he might have been making an obscure reference to the 1985 Kurosawa movie, too, but maybe not.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    ... and he made Endo wait 14 seconds on the line before being dismissed.
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    Have a go at a Haiku!

    "run", says grammar Nazi.