Yarimotsu

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  1. Yarimotsu

    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    You seem to know where ginboshi records are kept, and I think I heard of such a place but it's slipped my mind. Care to remind me?
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Saw something I didn't know could happen: Atamifuji's win was redacted by mono-ii while the gyoji was calling his name as the winner. The shimpan signalled very late for a mono-ii, and I had assumed (apparently incorrectly) that if someone was declared the winner, they had passed the time for discussions. As it now stands, that mono-ii has eliminated me from first place in chain gang, so I'm a little annoyed (but I'll get over it shortly)
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Absolutely, and I'm here to stand resolutely against the status quo for no particular reason
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    It looks surreal
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    Funny videos and photos of rikishi at play

    He was doing it on Day 6, and was there last tournament as well
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Called it both here and in my Game 21 prediction - Terunofuji will compete no longer in this basho, his knee is severely injured and this is too many losses for a yokozuna to sustain and continue competing. Much better to pull out and rest up (as much as you can rest a knee plagued with arthritis). As such I'm expecting a fairly wide-open yusho race, with mitakeumi and abi as clear frontrunners. takayasu's been solid but as others said he has faced weaker opposition so far.
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    Game 21 for the Haru 2022 Basho

    Well, it looks like my boldest prediction was correct! Tamawashi has indeed unscrewed the bolts holding our yokozuna's knee together and we won't see a meisei-terunofuji bout!
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Interesting way to say Maegashira 5w
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    Game 21 for the Haru 2022 Basho

    Oh I won't be leading for long, unless takakeisho takes meisei's head off or tamawashi unscrews the bolts holding terunofuji's right knee together...
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Oh they ruled on the dead body? I thought they would rule on the foot touching down but didn't bother actually listening to the explanation. I think that's a really impressive effort from hoshoryu - takakeisho's 2nd ever loss from sukuinage, the other being to myogiryu in 2021 Aki.
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Terutsuyoshi looked to injure his shoulder in that throw - but since he could still pull it off, it'll probably not hamper him too much?
  12. Looks correct to me, although I would definitely include the yokozuna at the top. It's kind of amazing to look at someone like Terunofuji and think that Tamawashi is 7 years older and still hasn't missed a bout and looks in generally good form. Then to see how quickly the next lot drops off from Tamawashi and Shohozan in terms of rank, despite being just a few years older.
  13. It would interest me because it says "these are the rikishi still holding on to ranks despite their age". So it's really just about seeing whose performance is most impressive despite their age, same as your concept, except at the other end of the life-cycle of a rikishi. Sure, we're not going to see up-and-coming prospects, presumably we're going to see soon-to-fall mainstays. Personally I'd like to see that list once or twice a year, and now that you've shared your process I might just do that myself! Thanks!
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Speaking for myself, I didn't mean to imply that Terunofuji is unable to compete with his knee so weak to oblique attacks. He should still easily KK unless he becomes more injured. But to say he is as good condition as 2 basho ago would seem an impossible proposition.
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Well it looks like the knee is still as terminal as some thought. Huge tachiai power, but if you can dodge the right way then the yokozuna is done. Also I thought it was a sleepy day 2 from hoshoryu.
  16. I assume you're making the list with a simple query on sumodb. Would it be just as easy to make a "rikishi older than everyone above them on the banzuke" list? Of course, that list would change much less often.
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    "Plane of the dohyo" and its (non-)existence?

    Yes, I thought this bout would prompt some discussion about the plane of the dohyo. Especially since Chiyoshoma seemed to have been repelled well and was flying out of the dohyo. However, I agree with Asojima that this decision was likely made more because Chiyoshoma was clearly on the attack and Sada's defense hadn't fully worked. EDIT: This is poorly written by me, but I'm not in a state of mind to fix it.
  18. Sadly I think we missed that boat, but yes - sumo could really generate some interest with cross-sport promotions, especially international stars on the dohyo. If that doesn't somehow break the purity of the dohyo
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    Games Talk Haru 2022

    I think the Ryuden pick was rather easy, but it also gave me my first chaingang day 1 ever
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    Haru 2022

    a serious improvement, and it means we can see the kimarite for lower-division bouts without having to wait at all, when previously these were only posted overnight sometimes
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Hence why I picked them both for my banzuke surfing attempt
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    Haru 2022 Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    Ichiyamamoto reaching his quota on the first day, perhaps niyamamoto tomorrow? On a more serious note, those Makushita matches above Ms15 were amazing and I'd highly recommend going back to watch the highlights
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    Haru 2022

    Thanks for taking the time to translate that, much appreciated. I have enough knowledge myself that I got everything except the reply line to hamada's question, and I didn't understand their aim in the lead-in segment (so the stuff I left in the quote below). I'm sure there's lots of wakatakakage fans who want to see the full conversation! I think they might struggle with their aim though, wakatakamoto is probably starting to age out for someone who never made juryo yet.
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    Games Bugs

    Less than 24 hours to go and no ISP bout or opening of Chain Gang or Turn the Tide. Is this normal? Surely we have to give a fair shot to all timezones to enter, and the game's manager has been held up in some way? Thanks to all who administer these games.
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    Haru 2022

    In reference to the Junk Sports video linked multiple times above - I watched it with my intermediate-at-best Japanese skills and found the moment where wakatakakage and wakamotoharu were asked about their relationship as brothers very hard to follow. I think they replied that the two of them were on good terms but they didn't want to comment on the third brother? If someone with a greater understanding of Japanese could summarise the conversation that'd be much appreciated.