Yamanashi

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    Retirements after Nagoya 2022

    Amanoshima (CR Ms17) spent eleven year at Hakkakubeya. His rise was slow, making Makushita after 6 year, but staying there through most of the rest of his career. Gorikiyama - see Yubinhaad's post in the Nagano 2022 thread. Miyabishin (Sd53) from Kanagawa had a five-year career, mostly see-sawing between upper Jonidan and lower Sandanme. Wakaseido (Sd70) is another young retiree at 24 years of age, injured twice and off the banzuke twice. Tagomaru (Sd91) retires at 21 after spending 10 of his 27 basho out of action. Kototaiko (Jd7) spent twelve year without quite rising to Sandanme, including a five-basho kyujo in 2019-2020. Yuta Tanaka (Jd80, not the anime director) has never had an MK on the dohyo; one 4-3 basho and then gone. Machi (Jd25) retires at seventeen after 12 basho and a second run through Maezumo. Chiyonomichi (Jk21) leaves after zero bouts in three basho.
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    Sumo obituaries

    The sequence is on the db (Hatsu basho day 4 January 11 2012). The sound of his head hitting the floor is clearly audible.
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    Favorite Songs

    I have found myself more and more realizing that there is no longer any distinction between the song title and the band title. I would think nothing of hearing a song titled "Two Steps from Hell" by Protectors of the Earth, or "Groove Addicts" by Ashes to Ashes. Or even "Sixpence None the Richer" by Breathe Your Name.
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    Bout-Length Nagoya 2022

    Thanks for your hard work (both of you!) Still, the fusens must have been a nice break.
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    Favorite Songs

    Well, here's one listener, although I knew about him. This brings me back to the Jazz Fusion era (Return to Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra, etc.)
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho Talk, Nagoya 2022

    Then the middling case is Takanosho (1-6-8); how do you think he will be treated?
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    Favorite Songs

    A belated note on this list, which I've been going through. The video for Takeda no Komoriuta showed scenes from "Grave of the Fireflies", but I see that it's about a young buraku girl. A haunting song. Some of the links are gone, but I've seen the Judy Ongg video (an interesting "international" singing style!) and Hiromi Ota (very beautiful and lively voice, more pop style rather than Enka?)
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    Nagoya 2022

    Agree. I was disturbed by his "backstage" story that the sekitori were clamoring to just get the heck out of Dodge (or Nagoya). That's pretty rude and, dare I say, un-Japanese.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho Talk, Nagoya 2022

    Everyone's wondering what the Banzuke committee will use as an algorithm for assigning slots for Aki. My hunch is they will confound any algorithm as many times as they follow it. No major sport would do it that way, and strangely that's why I love Sumo.
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    Nagoya 2022

    How odd. Of Takayasu's five JY's, three of them are at Ozeki (natch') and the other two are at M7e(!?)
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    Heya Watch Nagoya Basho 2022

    Since I'm not tapped into the NSK, I couldn't possibly know. My point is that these statistical burps happen when not all systems are exposed to the same criteria. If you add a fusenpai to Oshoma and half of the remaining active rikishi (say, 7 total), they end up at 36-30 -- 10th place on day 9, and 10th place on day 15, out of 43 heya. So they still rise in the standings while others fall by RTTM. Take Hanaregoma, for instance: they shut down on day 9 and it looks like they took two fusenpai to put them at 21-17 (55%, tied for 8th place), but they end up tied for 9th out of 43 heya simply by sitting at home. If they had not suffered the two losses they would have ended up at 58%, tied for 6th. Since I follow Narutobeya I know how streaky they are (7-1 one day, 2-8 the next). So this was a "perfect storm" where a lucky draw up to day 8 leads to this apparent anomaly at day 15.
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    Nagoya 2022

    The best bet would be to take alternate basho off with COVID heya-kyujo, like in Natsu. In fact, if the "take a basho off, come back healthy" model is correct, Aki 2022 is going to look like the Battle of the Titans.
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    Spirited rikishi Nagoya 2022

    Aaand Enho wins 8 bouts (days 1, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13, 14, 15) and receives the fan award on days 5, 6, 8, 13, 14, 15. Only missing days: day 1 (hey, look at those low-rankers!) and day 11 (Enho showed a lot of spirit, but it was a fusensho, so ... )
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    Heya Watch Nagoya Basho 2022

    As expected, Naruto reaches second place by sitting out half the basho. Take that, regression to the mean.
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    Nagoya 2022

    Your post immediately sent me to check for Aminishiki in the db -- I figured he'd be the classic case of an 8-7 or 9-6 Gino sho. However, all six of his were at double digits. Interesting, though, was the history of his two Kanto sho; the first was July 2000 in his first basho as a Maegashira (10-5), and the second was 17 years later when he had his last flutter in the top rank (8-7 at M13).
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    Rikishi Status - 2022 Nagoya Basho

    Dang it, @Seiyashi is on a roll here and I'm out of reactions.
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    Nagoya 2022

    Out of reactions, but thanks @Yubinhaad for that post on Gorikiyama. The db tells quite a story: he reached his career high Ms17 in his 99th basho (Aki 2010), but went 0-7 and then kyujo 2 basho later. He never reached those heights again, but spent 132 basho (22 years!) in Sandanme or Makushita.
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    Nagoya 2022

    No. Takanoiwa had stitches and stuff. This time it just bounced off that thick Tokyo University of Agriculture skull.
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    Nagoya 2022

    Actually, he used the "convincer of choice", a karaoke remote.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho Talk, Nagoya 2022

    I think that, considering Shodai's later-round performances, and in spite of Mitakeuni's injury, they shouldn't make any projections about eventual won-loss records from a 2-5 start.
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    Rikishi Status - 2022 Nagoya Basho

    Poor @Yubinhaad! Normally you have to spend all the effort scanning the sources for comings and goings, but this basho you also have to spit out data like a copying machine.
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    Nagoya 2022

    Out of reacts, but good point!
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    Nagoya 2022

    Perhaps this will help explain. https://www.thoughtco.com/things-to-know-tyrannosaurus-1093804
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    Nagoya 2022

    If only they had stuck to Heian tradition, he would have consulted the Lords of the Four Cardinal directions to find out which was the unlucky corner. But, you know, damn kids these days ...
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho Talk, Nagoya 2022

    OK, let's go through this. When assigning a number on a 4.0 scale, A = 4.0, B = 3.0, C = 2.0, D = 1.0, F = 0.0. With the +/- scale, a B+ might be 3.25, a B- 2.75. The students think that a "high C" grade should be given 2.25, so that their grade point average will go up. But they don't want to have a "low C" counted as 1.75, which will lower their average. In reality, over a four-year college career the pluses and minuses usually cancel out. The students suffer from a well-known fallacy often found in children -- "all candy, no vegetables". Sadly, many persist in this fallacy long after they graduate.