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  1. Sue

    Banzuke for Kyushu 2019

    Ura wasn't coming back this basho, was he? He'll be starting from Jonokuchi (or Bg) when he does, if not.
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    Takakeisho injury update

    Meanwhile, in North America, the Steelers (of the NFL) just shut down (star player) Stephon Truitt for the season after a similar injury. It's a shame that sumo doesn't have the concept of "season-ending surgery."
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    Takakeisho injury update

    Sumo is traditional. Traditional Chinese/Japanese medicine, including acupuncture, moxibustion, and shiatsu (which is organically Japanese) is traditional. It's also a relatively non-invasive way to activate the placebo effect.
  4. There's a reason why it's called "Guess the Banzuke," not "Construct the Banzuke."
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    Top 10 Sumo Records Aki 2019 Edition

    Takakeisho now ties for 6th, as of next basho, having returned from S1W.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Wow, what a weak and tentative tachiai in that Enho-Kotoeko match. It was as if they were both surprised that it wasn't a matta.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    When he puts his mind to it, Goeido can look strong enough to make you wonder why he doesn't always put his mind to it.
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    BG record

    But hey, he's recovered enough to defeat a powerhouse like Hattorizakura.
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    Ridiculous Predictions for Aki 2019

    Hakuho bows graciously. The YDC praises Hakuho for upholding sumo tradition.
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    Ridiculous Predictions for Aki 2019

    Hattorizakura wins the Jonokuchi yusho. Takayasu wins the Makuuchi yusho, with a record of 14-0-1. Both Hakuho and Kakuryu stay in for all 15 days.
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    Next Yokozuna??????

  12. Sue

    Rikishi calling a mono-ii

    Someone who hasn't lost has to offer the incoming rikishi the chikara-mizu.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    You don't have to be ill to have poor communications skills. Work in the tech industry for a few months if you don't believe me.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    The biggest name in sumo.
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    Promotion Discussion thread - Natsu 2019

    Honestly, they're my very favourite thing.
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    Trivia bits

    Asanoyama is now the only rikishi (so far) to win the "We're Totally Shoving This In The Back Of A Closet And Forgetting About It After Next Year" Trophy.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    The obvious fix: schedule Tochinoshin to face the Juryo visitor on Senshuraku. Heck, book him to face Hattorizakura.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    The most dangerous opponent in sumo is the guy who has a 7 in his record, and Asanoyama, Kakuryu, and Tochinoshin all face such opponents tomorrow. Of course, for Tochinoshin, 9 is the new 7....
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Pair it with 'T', and maybe.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    He also doesn't look like he's hurting quite as much this time. More drama than he should have needed today, though.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Tomorrow looks fantastic -- five real quality matchups at the end, among all the other action.
  22. Sue

    Ridiculous Predictions for Natsu 2019

    Hattorizakura gets his first yusho.
  23. Sue

    First shot at a banzuke algorithm

    The fact that GTB exists makes this an interesting case for trying reinforcement learning. Is there an easy way to get a full dump of sumodb, or is one limited to just doing queries against it?
  24. Sue

    New Ozeki Takakeisho

    That's not true at all. Many baseball pitchers develop additional out pitches in midcareer, and it's very common for NFL players to move to a different position between university and the pros. MMA fighters who don't have a ground game develop one, and so forth. It's far, far more than "some exceptions."
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    New Ozeki Takakeisho

    I thought Tochinoshin was the shortest ever Ozeki. (Sorry, too soon?)