Asojima

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  1. You've had three different profile pictures today.

  2. Post Haru 17: In April, UBS appears to have gone to full subscription again. After login, I am getting the screen listing the subscription rates. The rates seem reasonable, but, as far as I know, no one outside Mongolia has succeeded in getting an active subscription. During Haru, UBS was getting frequent short freezes which made it basically unusable for sumo watching.
  3. .. or they would not allow a yokozuna to retire. There is a requirement that they appear on the banzuke, but no requirement that they appear on the dohyo.
  4. .. or an existing yokozuna would not be allowed to retire. The rule is that there are required on the banzuke, but there is no rule that they have to mount the dohyo.
  5. He reinjured the knee in his match with Kakuryu. Ozekis and Yokozunas traditionally do not go kyujo during the last three days if they can possibly crawl onto the dohyo. The injury was probably a deciding factor in his henka against Kotoshogiku on day 14, and in his poor showing in the two matches against Kisenosato on senshuraku.
  6. Once again, Terunofuji came out of the Haru basho with a KK and an injury. Once again, he has three options: 1. Return injured in Natsu and struggle, probably unsuccessfully, to avoid kadoban. 2. Skip Natsu and return as a partially healed, kadoban Ozeki needing 8 wins to continue life as a successful, but injury-prone Ozeki. 3. Skip Natsu and Nagoya and return in Aki as a fully healed Sekiwake needing 10 wins to resume life as a Yokozuna contender. Logic suggests option 3. Sumo culture suggests option 2. History suggests he will take option one, and 2017 will be a repeat of 2016.
  7. AKA Itai
  8. It was mentioned briefly in the news on day 16 of Haru, but it was largely ignored because it was a much better story that he pulled an unjustified henka on defenseless Kotoshogiku and that Kisenosato pulled off a heroic double win on senshuraku. It is also why he is now kyujo for the jungyo.
  9. Interesting to see the staging of this. A pure photo op event rather than a true celebration.
  10. A hand on the hair is perfectly legal. It is illegal to grasp the hair. Sometimes, the fingers will inadvertently get entwined in the mage, and this is usually judged to be a grasp. Generally, a hansoku is only called if the grabber would otherwise be judged the winner. If there is only a minor pull, and it does not effect the outcome of the match, it is sometimes ignored.
  11. Vaughn will occasionally flash the 'excess capacity go for VIP' notice on initial sign in, but I have found that one or two retries will usually get you in. I don't think I have ever been bounced out after it has been active for more than 30 seconds. Ignore the VIP offer, and keep trying.
  12. The final results: Har Har 17 A | B | X | Day 1.. O1e Goeido . . . . . . 23 | Kw Shodai . . . . . . 04 | 0 | 3 2.. Y1e Hakuho . . . . . . 27 | M3e Shohozan . . . . 00 | 0 | No Match 3.. Y2e Harumafuji. . . . 25 | M2e Sokokurai. . . . 01 | 1 | 3 4.. M1w Ikioi . . . . . . . . 19 | M2w Takanoiwa . . . . 08 | 0 | 14 5.. Y1w Kakuryu . . . . . 15 | S1w Takayasu. . . . . . 12 | 0 | 11 6.. Y2w Kisenosato . . . 27 | M1e Takekaze . . . . . . 00 | 0 | 1 7.. S2e Kotoshogiku . . . 11 | S1e Tamawashi . . . 15 | 1 | 5 8.. Ke Mitakeumi . . . . 14 | O2w Terunofuji . . . . 13 | 0 | 8 9.. M6w Aoiyama . . . . . 06 | M7e Ichinojo . . . . . 19 | 2 | 1 10. M4w Arawashi . . . . 15 | M9e Kagayaki . . . . . 06 | 6 | No Match 11. M6e Chiyonokuni . . . 12 | M8e Kaisei . . . . . . . 15 | 0 | No Match 12. M7w Chiyoshoma . . 11 | M8w Okinoumi . . . . . 16 | 0 | 1 13. M5e Endo. . . . . . . . 05 | M3w Takarafuji. . . . 21 | 1 | 3 14. M5w Hokutofuji. . . . 14 | M4e Yoshikaze . . . . 13 | 0 | 5 15. M15e Chiyoo . . .. . 02 | M16e Nishikigi. . . . . . 25 | 0 | 6 16. M11e Daieisho . . . . 16 | M12e Sadanoumi. . . 11 | 0 | 12 17. M13w Daishomaru. 05 | M13e Takakeisho. . . . 22 | 0 | 1 18. M11w Ishiura . . . . . 05 | M10e Tochinoshin . . . 21 | 1 | 2 19. M9w Kotoyuki. . . . . 14 | M10w Tochiozan . . . . 13 | 0 | 4 20. M14w Kyokushuho . 15 | M15w Tokushoryu . . 12 | 0 | 8 21. M14e Miyogiryu . . . 11 | M12w Ura . . . . . . . . . 16 | 0 | 9 No 21 matches scheduled for Days 7, 10 and 13.
  13. More imaginative: Terunofuji was the designated yusho winner for Haru, and Kotoshogiku was supposed to reclaim his ozekihood. Sooooo, Kisenosato had to fake an injury to allow Terunofuji to regain the lead with enough slack to allow Kotoshogiku to beat him and get his 10th win. It's all very obvious.
  14. He is now almost in free fall. His active days are probably numbered.
  15. It is to free up the rikishi to become an oyakata upon retirement.