Yamanashi

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  1. Yamanashi

    Have a go at a Haiku!

    See what I mean? Only one spot available. (sorry, @Seiyashi, out of reactions for the morning)
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Speaking for a small but proud minority here on the Forum, I'd like to point out that his name is ... difficult ... for producing haiku.
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    The Wall

    My thoughts, too. A decapitation.
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    Narutobeya happenings

    farewell tweet from Naruto from Osaka: He mentions the four kyujo kids, and hints that some of them may be back next basho(?)
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho Talk, Haru 2022

    If these guys had any smarts they would make the 6 Komusubi slots and still start from M1. That way all the Maegashira are happy because they think they got overpromoted, and we won't have to spend next basho arguing whether or not so-and-so will be sliding down from M16w to M17e with a 7-8 make-koshi.
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    I have to smile at this post. @maglor tells this narrative with such wonderful, building excitement! I was expecting the next example to be: "Homasho had to fight 2 Yokozuna, 3 Ozeki, all of Sanyaku, the Front Four of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Ghidora. If he hadn't inadvertently pulled Ghidora's scales for a hansoku, he would have won that yusho."
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    Narutobeya happenings

    Haru 2022 Basho summary Shikona score current rank expected rank 5/2022 Oshoryu 4-3 Ms36 Ms28 Sakurai 4-3 Sd36 Sd20 Mishima 5-2 Sd38 Sd12 Mukaida 4-3 Sd50 Sd33 Murayama 4-3 Sd59 Sd43 Honma 4-3 Sd70 Sd51 Kawamura 5-2 Sd100 Sd65 Oshouma 3-4 Ms4 Ms7 Hoshuzan 3-4 Ms50 Sd1 Marusho 3-4 Sd29 Sd44 Oshozan 2-5 Sd56 Sd79 Oshoumi 0-0-7 Ms56 Sd36 Anzai 0-0-7 Sd28 Sd88 Hagiwara 0-0-7 Sd66 Jd26 Yamane 0-0-7 Jd8 Jd78 Iwata 0-0-7 Jd90 (intai) A depressing basho, with three injured Makushita-level rikishi injured and headed for Jonidan. A total of 4 kyujo out of 15 active wrestlers. Only two rikishi left in Ms for next basho vs 5 in Nagoya 2021. Still, seven out of 16 made KK, and we can only hope that the injured will begin another climb up the banzuke.
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/f08663d7-8a06-49cb-89f4-c031d94412c7
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho Talk, Haru 2022

    The db says the last M19 was Kiyonomori in Aki 1959. He reached M9 and retired in 1967, then ran Kisebeya until 2000, producing a Komosubi (Aobayama); passed away in 2019 at age 84.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho Talk, Haru 2022

    Yes, to the extent that I added the phrases "there was more room" and "since that determines if there is an M17w or M18 to fall into". I didn't want to go through an extensive "# of M ranks" study, but I do know that currently that number depends on retirements and promotions/demotions from higher ranks, so obviously the possibility of maintaining your M rank vanishes if you are at the very bottom rung of the ladder.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho Talk, Haru 2022

    Interesting. Plying the db with a 6-9 from M13w suggests a long-term change in thinking by the banzuke committee. This scenario has happened 34 times (less than I thought), and from 1942-1959 0/8 were dropped to Juryo; then from 1962-1990 everyone was dropped (12/12). Since then 10/14 have stayed in Makuuchi. For 5-10 at M13w, only 1/27 has survived since WWII. So, they think it's just yummy to send down a 5-10 rikishi from four ranks higher. Two ranks higher (6-9 from M15w): again, safe from 1942-1959, dead from then on (except Myogiru to M16e in 2018). 7-8 from M17e: back in the 50's there was more room, and they stayed in Makuuchi. This scenario never occurred from 1960-2003. After that, it's 4/6 staying (including the lucky Kimurayama/Iwatomo, who went 7/8 during the match-fixing scandal and rose two places to M15w). (Very) long story short, it appears that the survival of a M17e with a 7-8 record depends mostly on what happens higher up the banzuke (retirements, etc.), since that determines if there is an M17w or M18 to fall into.
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Takayasu Hisachi – not bad; it sounds like a future sekitori.
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Ichi no JOE = "coffee makes you young" [ouch] His lower back seems to hurt him off and on, but lately he does look "hasty" (well relatively). I started watching Sumo just after he made his initial charge through the ranks, so I missed the fresh, exciting Ichinojo sumo. One advantage he has is the unchanging poker face on the dohyo; you never know whether he's placid or charged up before the tachiai.
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    I can't decide whether Shodai is the Zelig of Sumo or the Chance the Gardener of Sumo. He is doing near-heroic feats over the last few days, and will probably clear kadoban by the end of the basho. And by the start of Natsu people will absentmindedly refer to the two Ozeki, Takakeisho and Mitakeumi.
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    Narutobeya happenings

    Oshouma goes 3-4 at Ms4w, dashing sekitori hopes for the heya again.
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    So, Ounoshou is looking to pick up his third douboshi this basho against Hoshoryu, after beating Abi and Takanosho. Congrats!
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    Ex-Taka-twins activities

    Something I doubt I'll ever say: "I sure miss the Taka Twins in Ozumo."
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    Narutobeya happenings

    I agree. He was the "amiable lunkhead" of the heya from the time Naruto established it with Oshozan, Torakio and Honma. Only reaching mid-Jonidan after 15 basho, he had a gruesome foot injury and fell off the banzuke. His return came at the same time as an influx of higher quality rikishi, and the keiko must have done him a world of good: heading to mid-Sandanme next basho. As a long-time Honma watcher, I am stunned.
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    I must say I was impressed by his defensive/tactical sumo. Toward the end of the bout, Hoshoryu prepares to load a throw, and realizes that Takayasu is behind him!
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    No do wa: 1) In Sumo, thrusting at an opponent’s throat; 2) In Sumo, thrusting at Takarafuji’s chin.
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    Sumo ‘Ranfurly Shield’ for 2022

    Wouldn't it be funny if the sekitori found out about this, and everyone knew who was the current carrier of the ancient and honorable "Ranfurly Shield"?
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    My only gripe is that it just as readily reads as "Ow - no- sh ow". Now that I'm used to it, there isn't much problem; but without the diacriticals, it will always be arbitrary (and probably with them, too).
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    I checked back with Ōnoshō. He agrees with you, and apologizes for his mistake. He also wants to know if that vowel is the same as in the Canadian word abōt.
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    I did it on a Mac by simply holding down on the key until the options popped up.
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    Haru Basho 2022 Best Match Nominations Thread

    That's so hard to do, getting the calf inside the knee like that; you almost have to have a willing (or completely clueless) opponent to pull that off!