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  1. FWIW, it's not like the above two were combined and called a new kimarite "yorikiri". During the same period, there were over 3000 yorikiri. ( about 1000 oshidashi and 500 oshitaoshi)
  2. After his 1-2-12 in Hatsu, Taka will probably need at least a 13-2 JY and a yusho in March and May to get a rope for July. It would still be touch and go.
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    Kotoshogiku pics overview

    No more. They stopped it due to legal repercussions.
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    issues with reactions, quotes

    Have you tried using Edge, Chrome or IE. It will give you a clue whether the problem is in your browser or your forum profile. Others have had some luck clearing their browser's cache to eliminate weird forum hangups.
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    Hatsu Basho 2021 Yusho Winner

    I see 4 Taks, 1 Tok and 1 Tam listed. We also have some Hak, Kak, Wak and Hoks available.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    If anything is going to be done, I suggest clicking on "Miyagino" on Hakuho's page links to a list of all currently active Miyagino rikishi. Keep it simple. The others are a variety of specialty searches which are available by other means. Even the one I suggest is easily available on other query forms. No real need for these unless Doits happens to find time to be bored.
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    YDC convenes after November 2020

    Which includes the theory that they may have been given 300,000 years to die off.
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    YDC convenes after November 2020

    I haven't seen any news clippings from that time to show what options they were given or how much time was allocated for their passing..
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    YDC convenes after November 2020

    Hak and Kak are the dinosaurs of the Sumo business world. They have kept the operation afloat for many years and have earned the right to die out on their own terms.
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    Minimum Kachi-Koshi forever

    No. For an aging ozeki who is no longer a valid candidate to attain a yusho, the only basho objectives are to avoid injury and, if possible, avoid kadoban. The effort that goes into every match is limited to meeting those two objectives. Most "back scratching" is done by ozekis who have met or clearly will meet their kadoban objective and are working on their injury objective. An intelligent ozeki will get a yusho, jun-yusho or 8-7. Anything else is needlessly career-threatening. In his final year, Kaio was getting some back scratching from junior joi-jin who did not want to be the rikishi who forced the ozeki into retirement. He had legendary status, and he did not know when to quit.
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    YDC convenes after November 2020

    The YDC is a 'feel good' organization that exists to pontificate about the upper end of the sumo spectrum and make pronouncements about the concerns and decisions that the kyokai wants to promulgate. It was founded in response to some unpopular yokozuna promotion decisions by the kyokai. It has no power to control the Ozumo operations. Its job is to provide a sense of legitimacy to the decisions that are made by the kyokai. The Baseball Writers and Hall of Fame exist to glorify the sport. They have no control over baseball's management and operations. Ditto the YDC.
  12. and for the 900th post in this topic, I suggest we speculate on the future for Takakeisho when he goes 1-2-12 for Hatsu.
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    Who Is This Woman?

    She has reached her objective. She now has people all over the world wanting to know who she is and what she does.
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    What is the deal with the Kagamiyama stable?

    Papa is 3 years from retirement. Son is 34 years old and hopelessly mired in Makushita. Kagamio is probably intai. The family appears to have a working relationship that they are content with. In 3 years (or less), it will all come to an end. Update: Hmmm.. Katsunoura Oyakata is affiliated with the heya in some capacity. Maybe as the son's trainer?
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    Kesho-mawashi for sale

    Some Saudi prince got it for $183.50 17 years ago. It was a fake. It was really a window curtain. The prince ate his losses