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  1. Tigerboy1966

    Oonokuni Discussion

    My guess is that he would have made Y a year or so earlier than he actually did and that he would have picked up two or three additional yusho. I'm basing this purely on the quality of the opposition: looking at the banzuke from 1985 to 1990 I would say that Onokuni faced a tougher schedule than he would do if he stepped out of the time machine in 2020.
  2. Tigerboy1966

    Oonokuni Discussion

    When a man makes ozeki at 22 and earns yokozuna promotion at 24, you would expect more than one subsequent yusho. The injuries did for him and he was more or less finished as a top-level force by the time he turned 27. I would say "disappointing" is a kinder adjective than "failed".
  3. Tigerboy1966

    Corona and sumo

    Errm... or he could have just bought the same DVDs.
  4. Tigerboy1966

    Corona and sumo

    Am I the only bad person who went straight for the "Mongolian brutality" video?
  5. Tigerboy1966

    General Corona Banter

    Horse racing in Japan is getting along just fine behind closed doors. https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20200405/p2g/00m/0sp/049000c
  6. Tigerboy1966

    Corona and sumo

    Any guesses as to what this might mean?
  7. Tigerboy1966

    Enho - predictions?

    I'm not sure about that. As he is relatively normal in stature he isn't overloading his body like the big guys so there might be less stress on his joints. Also less mass means less momentum so he isn't going to his the clay as hard.
  8. Tigerboy1966

    Retirees after Haru 2020

    Sagatsukasa has been stuck on 29 basho as a sekitori since 2014 and the magic number is 30. I wonder if he's been soldiering on in the increasingly forlorn hope of getting one last juryo promotion.
  9. Tigerboy1966

    Hakuho & the Olympics - a dilemma.

    I believe Isegahama oyakata was scheduled to perform his kanreki dohyo-iri at the end of May. I suppose that will be postponed as well. I couldn't give a stuff about the Olympics but it would have been great to see the old boy become Asahifuji one more time.
  10. Tigerboy1966

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2020

    Possibly, I have him just behind Kotoshogiku but my GTB skills are very limited and The Kid might get the nod over The Man. (Steve McQueen fan in the house)
  11. Tigerboy1966

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2020

    Looks that way: I've got Shogiku, noWaka, Shoho, Eko and Yuki ranked from m13 to m17 on my first take. (I am too lazy to type "Koto" five times, although this explanation requires more keystrokes which is just stupid when you think about it).
  12. Tigerboy1966

    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I was very impressed with the way Kiribayama finished the basho with five straight wins after looking booked for a mk after day 10. He has a really smooth style, never wasting an ounce of effort and it will be good to see him playing with the big boys at M4 if we get a Natsu basho. Mongolian, on the small side but solidly built, likes to attack from an angle, has a shikona which suggests horses on mountains, technically excellent...
  13. Tigerboy1966

    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    We haven't seen Shodai v Hokutofuji yet, so I'm guessing they are planning to match one or both of those against Aoiyama in the last 2 days.
  14. Tigerboy1966

    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    That would be a hell of a hangover if it's still affecting him at 5 in the afternoon.
  15. Tigerboy1966

    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    This time his closest pursuers are Aoiyama and Takanosho who aren't serious yusho contenders so he effectively has a two match lead over the field.