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  1. As an Australian, I have found this world cup very satisfying.
  2. Godango

    Yutakayama Intai

    This is a huge surprise, obviously he was underperforming, but wow. At 29 he's hardly over the hill, but I guess the desire just wasn't there. Eh, good on him.
  3. Godango

    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    100%, if anything, Takayasu's concussion would have prevented his trained sumo stoicism; and caused a more emotional response. And I for one, didn't even think his response was all that emotional? Granted, I only watched it once live and turned the broadcast off as soon as Abi beat Takakeisho. Contrary to what someone mentioned earlier (I'm too lazy to scroll), crying and/or being emotional after a concussion is relatively common. For the sake of providing a source, from the University of Michigan "Feeling emotional is also common: 'Right after the injury, you might cry out of the blue and not know why,'". Look at our variables: a former ozeki who has been in this situation several times before and reacted with the expected stoicism afterwards a fairly significant blow to the head/neck, followed by unsteadiness on feet, constant blinking and heavy exhaling/jaw stretching (as if trying to clear his head) the appearance of tears we have: an incident that could easily lead to concussion, in a combat sport where concussions are common occurrences, followed by known symptoms of concussion Occam's razor, he likely had a concussion.
  4. Godango

    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    This talk of Takayasu having suffered a mental collapse rather than a physical one is insane. His head/neck was obviously caught in an awkward position, he was on the ground motionless for a short while, was unsteady on his feet and look dazed and confused the entire time. Concussion symptoms may include headache, confusion, lack of coordination, memory loss, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, ringing in the ears, sleepiness and excessive fatigue (ripped from google). The obvious reality is: He was concussed He realised that not only did he lose the opening bout, but this concussion meant he was almost certain to lose any subsequent bouts (and thus the yusho) as well as risk his health The worst case scenario had happened, and the chance had passed him by again in the cruelest way. That is a devastating situation to be in. There is no 'or' here. He was concussed, AND emotionally destroyed. A mental collapse brought on by the physical one. It just sucks.
  5. Godango

    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    It's still 12-3 D and thus a yusho equivalent for an ozeki. 12-3 D likely wouldn't do it, but anything 13+ Y will start the convo.
  6. Godango

    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    14-1 Y 100% they'll promote, 13-2 Y, probably, 12-3 Y, maybe.
  7. Godango

    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    In all honesty it really doesn't matter whether it was a henka or not, it's not like it's against the rules. His first match vs. Takayasu was a solid win as was his match against Takakeisho. Some of us will feel Abi v. Takayasu II was a bit cheap, some won't. 2 out of 3 were beyond reproach, he earned the yusho. I still don't like him.
  8. Godango

    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    In short, yes. I had another post a while ago where I looked at recent yokozuna promtion precedent, and 12-3 D is definitely a starting point EDIT: Here's the post:
  9. Godango

    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    I have never been so disappointed in my life. I had some residual dislike of Abi post-suspension, and I can't say I have any good feelings towards him after a henka in a play-off bout. Shameful. Is this the heat of the moment talking as a Takayasu fan who hated seeing him get hurt? Probably. As much as I wanted Takakeisho to win rather than Abi, I'm glad we didn't have to deal with the farce that would have been Takayasu mounting the dohyo again. I love this sport, but far out, sometimes it doesn't love you back.
  10. Godango

    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    Hello and welcome. In this situation, all three rikishi would finish the tournament proper with 12 wins, which would mean a playoff for the yusho. The three remaining rikishi would pair off for bouts (the first pair decided by drawing lots) with the winner staying on. The first rikishi to win two bouts in a row wins the cup. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
  11. Godango

    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    I believe Takayasu CAN make ozeki again; I'm starting to believe he WILL, but I don't see him making it before the Natsu banzuke.
  12. Godango

    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    Ah, good ol' familiar Day 12 with raised hopes of a Takayasu yusho. I don't know why I keep setting myself up like this, I already feel prepared for disappointment.
  13. Godango

    Games Bugs

    Shows how much attention I pay to my own game, the Atamifuji/Shonnanoumi issue happened to me too. Now who's the idiot?! I've fixed the impacted tips and I get why this is happening. I might not be able to fix the selection form before tourney starts though, so I'll keep my eye on incoming tips (it's literally limited to this Atamifuji/Shonnanoumi switch so it'll be easy to spot). Thanks for pointing this out, and good luck!
  14. Godango

    Preparations of the Y/O

    I can only imagine how much the YDC explicitly stating they'll give him some leeway to get healthy has helped Terunofuji mentally. Hopefully it's something that continues for riksihi with more complicated injury issues, even if it's only Yokozuna.
  15. Godango

    Games Bugs

    Cheers for flagging me @Athenayama. @Sumo Spiffy -- I just submitted my tips and it worked fine, so I'm unable to replicate the error. If you could try again and let me know/send a screenshot of any issues to sumotipping@gmail.com I'll take a look. Feel free to email your tips to that same address as a back-up, or message me here.