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    Gagamaru activities

    Very off-topic but how have you enjoyed Georgia? I've always wanted to go there as a tourist but I'm not sure if I can justify putting it on my first solo trip to Europe.
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    Hiro Morita’s “Sumo Prime Time”

    Completely agree, and I think if the channel goes down the path of daily bout coverage that's probably a misdirection of resources. If we want to watch the bouts, we know where to go. Hiro's channel can provide more camera angles, provide backstory and context to bouts and do a really good job - it's definitely the stuff around the edges which others cannot access that we want to see more of.
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    GTB invite- Aki 2022- 55 entries so far, 9 days to go

    I would love to know how statistically unlikely that actually is. It's got to be a fairly complex bayesian calculation to figure it out correctly.
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    How many languages do we cover?

    I can recognise just about every language represented in geoguessr within a phrase or two. Learned how to read Cyrillic (Russian) characters, also for the purpose of playing geoguessr. I have some level of confidence in my spoken Japanese - was just two marks short of officially being N2 qualified (business-level fluent) in 2020... my kanji skills are atrocious unless I practice often, so they've waned again since then. Studied introductory Italian, Spanish and French, and I tend to understand snippets of conversations in these languages but can't really formulate anything anymore or even remember basic vocab. If Japan ever opens back up to a degree I'm happy with, I'll be considering that language qualification again and potentially moving there.
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    GTB invite- Aki 2022- 55 entries so far, 9 days to go

    The way I did it, ichiyamamoto just slots into place and the hardest ranks were M1 and M10. How successful my idea of consistency will be... doubtful.
  6. If you're going to do these for other "class of" years, I'd like to see what you know or can find out about the ones who were good but never went pro. From what I can see, there's 11 sumotori kids in your list who were better at the time than 3 who became competent sekitori, yet they chose to do other things. Anyway it's cool to see this history
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    GTB invite- Aki 2022- 55 entries so far, 9 days to go

    I'm not going to take that bait either but I've moved beyond the initial shock and actually read what's in front of me.
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    GTB invite- Aki 2022- 55 entries so far, 9 days to go

    Lack of creativity, for one. I'd been putting it off and just had my first look.... so.... M1e Tobizaru or Midorifuji?
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    Juryo promotions for Aki 2022

    I consider that song highly dystopian. Highly doubtful that you're alone in that line of thinking, but it's not one I personally think holds up to scrutiny.
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    Heya graph

    That's going straight to my bookmarks. Thanks!
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    Kimarite Statistics - 2022 Nagoya

    I don't recall if I saw it in kintamayama or chris sumo coverage, but there was one in Nagoya and it was announced to the crowd that since neither wrestler could take to the dohyo, the bout would not take place. No banner was shown.
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    Corona and sumo

    I've seen a few people online starting to wonder what the NSK can do to relax restrictions and encourage fan participation again. Here's an (off-topic) article with some context of the difficult social position the NSK are in. It is about a large fine handed down from the Japanese pro soccer league to a team whose supporters are on occasion cheering in excess of league COVID guidelines. The article notes (the most extreme) reactions on Japanese twitter as is tradition for this particular tabloid. https://soranews24.com/2022/07/30/japanese-soccer-team-fined-20-million-yen-because-fans-cheering-violated-covid-19-guidelines/
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    Juryo promotions for Aki 2022

    Absolutely no offense taken, I just wanted to contribute from my own area of interest. Don't take it as a sign to not post, I think it became a helpful discussion for some other readers.
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    Juryo promotions for Aki 2022

    I don't have any insight about it, but a quick google for Kazakh wrestling tells me it exists, is very popular since independence, and looks similar to mongolian wrestling.
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    GTB invite- Aki 2022- 55 entries so far, 9 days to go

    I am actively dreading this... Might have to just do what I think should be done and hope they think like me
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    Juryo promotions for Aki 2022

    Kinbozan being from Kazakhstan, a country with strong links to eastern Europe from recent Russian heritage but a tradition of turkic steppe culture, I'd be surprised if he compared more easily to European rikishi than Mongolian rikishi. There's a lot more shared culture, history and experience between Mongolia and Kazakhstan than Kazakhstan and Bulgaria.
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    Nagoya 2022

    I don't usually participate in the bickering because I want to just appreciate the good he is doing and ignore the petty grievances, but sometimes his tangents to make a point do go into the mindless activist sense that I particularly hate. Have a react :)
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    YDC convenes after Nagoya 2022?

    Well they can discuss it, right? They seem to discuss ozeki regardless of Yokozuna chances.
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    YDC convenes after Nagoya 2022?

    I agree, the only real conversation they can have is whether mitakeumi remains kadoban. And since he didn't clear it, I think they have to say he remains kadoban.
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    Games Talk - Nagoya Basho 2022

    Yeah, I made his juryo game entry for him as well, he said there were technical issues.
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    Nagoya 2022

    Regarding Endo, and this is not a comment on his efforts today but more generally, I haven't really seen him as a joi-level rikishi since I started watching sumo almost a year-and-a-half ago. I don't know if he was considered more technically gifted prior to this era... I know he's very well liked in Japan... but I've found his sumo generally uninspiring for the ranks he has had in this time, and I've been surprised that he manages to eek out the scores he does to keep rank.
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    Rikishi Status - 2022 Nagoya Basho

    Unfortunately, Ozumo has to move with Japan, and Japan is moving very slowly.
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    Nagoya 2022

    Very impressed by Nishikigi once again, on Abema the commentator even remarked "he saw that well" which is ironic. Endo put up a much better-than-expected effort but unfortunately for him the Yokozuna really wants to win this basho. Shodai... Nobody ever really thought he would succumb to true ozekiwake status, right? After all this time giving convincing ozeki performances
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    Nagoya 2022

    For starters, looking at Abema's view of the situation you have to put waka's right foot ahead of his left - not behind it, as they did. This put him on a stance completely devoid of leverage on his uwate side and allows teru to easily toss him the other way. You're looking very overly defensive in this thread.
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    Nagoya 2022

    Completely the wrong stance to resume.... I have no words