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  1. Videos Nagoya 2018 - Promo + Days 1-10

    Watching your videos on a 2012 MacBook Pro -- no problems! And thanks for the quick turnaround.
  2. 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.
  3. 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."
  4. Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Half-Pinoy; 'nuff said.
  5. Videos Nagoya 2018 - Promo + Days 1-10

    Thanks for the early coverage ... and Font Day, too!
  6. 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).
  7. Excel graph

  8. 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.
  9. Kunroku Ōzeki

    Well, that's my (unstated) point. If an Ozeki never has to worry about Maegashira, let alone the rest of Sanyaku, then 12-13 wins is normal. But that's not reasonable because these opponents aren't stiffs: after all, where do you think the next Ozeki's are coming from?
  10. Kunroku Ōzeki

    Agree back at you, although I would quibble enough to say that the 33 win is the standard for making Ozeki, not staying at Ozeki. Like it or not, the standard for staying Ozeki is the kadoban rule. After all, if the standard for making and staying Yokozuna were 2 basho in a row, then winning only alternate basho after that would get the YDC asking you to consider retiring.
  11. Kunroku Ōzeki

    Maybe it's the "higher quality opponents" that determine the standards. I don't know what the historical average Qzeki win % is against Yokozuna, but let's say its 1 out of 3. And suppose an Ozeki beats an Ozeki about 50% of the time. With, say, one Y and 2 O on the banzuke, a healthy Ozeki ought to be getting 12-13 wins per basho; with more Y's and O's, the expected number goes down. I guess that's why the expected level for Ozeki is ten wins. Kotooshu, for example, lasted 47 basho, kyujo 8 times, average wins/basho 9.3 (non-kyujo). For a good piece of that period there were 2 Yokozuna and 4 or 5 Ozeki. With no Yokozuna for the rest of this basho, and Tochinoshin perhaps making a cameo to get to 8-7, Goeido and Takayasu are expected to step up. Sekiwake Mitakeumi sure is.
  12. Rikishi Status Nagoya 2018 - Day 11

    Does anyone know the reason behind Mukaida's kyujo? Jk31e with 2 wins and then out. No reason given on the Narutobeya website (well, tbh, no "GoogleJapanese" reason given).
  13. Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I thought Takayasu was holding his elbow after today's bout; checking the replay, there seems to be a huge bruise on the inside of his left arm. I can't believe he received that bruise mere seconds beforehand [of course, there's a world of things that I can't believe that turn out to be true!]
  14. Sekitori Torikumi Nagoya Basho 2018

    You and others that predict banzuke know much more about this, but I wonder how the committee sets up these pairings on the fly, what with all the same-heya matchups excluded. By my count, 25 of the 41 remaining rikishi have at least one heya-mate in Makuuchi. Especially with the four Chiyo's from Kokonoe clogging up the middle of Makuuchi, how do they get fifteen different matches for each contestant?
  15. foreigners?

    Since there are 47 or so heya, and only one foreigner allowed at each (except for special cases: Aoiyama, Tochinoshin at Kasugano), there is a maximum of ~50 foreigners allowed. Wakaichiro has just turned 20; will he have to make the citizenship decision soon?
  16. Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Ikioi brings home a kinboshi to his new bride ... KAWAII!
  17. New kesho mawashi (pics)

    Everybody knows they're best when cooked right at the seashore .
  18. Amazumo program videos

    NHK World is running a program on the sumo tradition in Tsugaru, Aomori Prefecture as part of the Journeys in Japan series: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/vod/journeys/2007338/
  19. Live Streaming - Nagoya 18

    Grand Sumo Preview is up on NHK VOD: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/vod/sumo_preview/2067008/
  20. Preparations of the Y/O- July 2018

    ... which brings up the matter of the 10-2 type results against Takayasu during training. It can never happen in real life, but I'd like to know how many bouts Kisenosato would win against Takayasu now if their was "skin in the game."
  21. Kotomisen intai

    Does anyone know if Kotoninsei was a tsukebito of Kotooshu?
  22. Konishiki interview

    Embossed on his ukelele, a great pun: "Fo Sale"
  23. Nikkan Sports popularity poll

    I was also surprised at his low ranking, especially after that docu on him awhile back, featuring his trials and tribulations as well as domestic scenes with his wife. OTOH, Hakuho at #12 ... hmm.
  24. Tochinoshin returns to Georgia, Hakuho to Japan

    Tochinoshin to Ambassador: "Your Georgian is very good."