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  1. Tigerboy1966

    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    And where are those 8 wins from 11 bouts going to come from? He's got 3 ozeki, 2 sekiwake and a komusubi to face as well as Tamawashi tomorrow.
  2. Tigerboy1966

    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Err... it might not be Kisenosato's decision to make. Technically he can defer retirement, but he may just get the tap on the shoulder.
  3. Tigerboy1966

    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I think his lack of attention may have had something to do with him being head-butted very hard to the jaw. That kind of thing tends to affect your concentration.
  4. Tigerboy1966

    Rikishi Status Kyushu 2018 - D7 Withdraws

    I forgot about the Kasugano & Sakaigawa prohibited matchups. Would this bring Takanoiwa (who looks a bit dodgy injury-wise) or even Kagayaki up into the list of sacrificial victims?
  5. Tigerboy1966

    Rikishi Status Kyushu 2018 - D7 Withdraws

    With Kisenosato and Takayasu both being from Taganoura it also means that Asanoyama at M5W will probably have to fight one or both of them.
  6. Tigerboy1966

    Kakuryuu out as well.

    So for this basho Ichinojo is Mongolia's top-ranked wrestler. That could have interesting consequences. Remember what Ichinojo did to Kisenosato in September?
  7. Tigerboy1966

    Hakuhou injured-Kyushu crisis looms

    Well, it's official now. He's out: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20181108_16/
  8. Tigerboy1966

    Hakuhou injured-Kyushu crisis looms

    My error: the Fukuoka complex has 3 arenas and I was looking at the capacity of the biggest one. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fukuoka_Convention_Center
  9. Tigerboy1966

    Hakuhou injured-Kyushu crisis looms

    Isn't it the case that Kyushu is historically less likely to sell out than the other venues? It wouldn't surprise me: according to WP it has a capacity of 13,000 compared to 11,000 for the Kokugikan, 7,500 for Nagoya and 8,000 for Osaka.
  10. Tigerboy1966

    Weeks between Honbasho

    I can't see a global TV audience sitting through 3 or 4 dohyo-iri. And by the way is it carved in stone somewhere that there will be a dohyo-iri at the opening ceremony?
  11. Tigerboy1966

    Aurora breaks the record and Aki weigh-in

    That's why it's often more helpful to look at the median rather than the mean. The mean can be skewed by extreme values in small samples.
  12. Tigerboy1966

    Takanohana resigns

    So do we know what's happening to Tatsunami beya?
  13. Tigerboy1966

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Oyakata say very bold things about injured wrestlers: "he will be back before the end of the basho", "he will let the injury heal naturally", "tis but a scratch" etc.
  14. Tigerboy1966

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Today we saw Takakeisho and Ikioi employ the infamous "Magikarp splash attack", which involves throwing oneself to the floor and flopping around helplessly. Ichinojo looked like he wanted George to tell him about the rabbits.
  15. Tigerboy1966

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I think he should be able to emulate Satoyama and get a couple tournaments in Makuuchi without ever establishing himself there. He already does a pretty good version of Satoyama's submarine attack.