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  1. maglor

    Aki 2023 discussion (results)

    Shodai and Goeido have exceptional hinkaku and would never think about doing some good old back-scratching
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    Aki 2023 discussion (results)

    Hoshoryu is struggling at 7-7 while Kiri is not because he's 8-6? Hoshoryu is a rookie while Kiri is an experienced veteran of two Ozeki basho? Come on. I also wouldn't trust an 8-6 Ozeki further than I could throw him(not very far)
  3. maglor

    Nagoya 2023 discussion (results)

    Daieisho went 7-0 as a Maegashira against sanyaku in his yusho
  4. Why should we assume promotions rely on the number of Ozeki? Terunofuji got a pretty soft promotion 8-13-12 with the 8 coming from M2 at a time when we already had 3 Yokozuna and 3 Ozeki. Takanohana was not promoted on a somewhat comparable 8-14-10(all from sanyaku) when we only had 2 Ozeki and no Yokozuna I keep seeing people taking for granted that less ozeki means softer promotions but i've never seen it proved. if it is indeed the case i'd be interested in seeing the evidence.
  5. Having a harder or easier schedule is absolute; I don't see why you should take it relative to someone's rank. Relative to their rank, the lowest rikishi in Jonokuchi(who only fights those higher ranked than him), had a harder schedule than the M3E who fought everyone ahead of him but also a couple M4s.
  6. I"d suggest that Meisei making K with a 9-6 from M6 isn't that strange at all, a few years ago it was unremarkable for a M6 or lower to get promoted into the sanyaku after the joi got cleaned out by the monsters at the top. We've just gotten used to the sanyaku being in shambles which allowed the joi to put up big scores leading to M1/M2s taking the promotions.
  7. maglor

    Natsu 2023 discussion (results)

    There were 7 guys who were by-the-numbers worse than Takanoiwa who got demoted, which resulted in a 4-3 Ms6 and a 5-2 Ms7 getting promoted. It worked out very nicely because they didn't have to give Takanoiwa a soft demotion anyway, he was safe by the math.
  8. maglor

    Games Talk - Natsu 2023

    I have most of the same team, given I had just enough intelligence to realize that Terunofuji-Takakeisho-Kiribayama-Kotonowaka-Abi-Kinbozan-Hokuseiho-Asanoyama-Gonoyama-Ochiai are the obvious picks, then proceeded to blow the whole operation by picking Tomokaze.
  9. maglor

    Natsu 2023 discussion (results)

    They're going to promote him with 2 fusens, it's all a conspiracy by the xenophobic JSA
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    Natsu 2023 discussion (results)

    Asanoyama is easily the favorite for the yusho imo and it's a disappointment if he doesn't get it. The gap in opponents that he faces vs Kiribayama/Hoshoryu/Daieisho/Teru is huge.
  11. maglor

    Natsu 2023 discussion (results)

    The JSA might have suspended Asanoyama for a year dropping him into Sandamne, not promoted him back to Maku after his first yusho, and only moved him to M13 after a 13-2 from J1, but they absolutely draw the line at having him lose to Kotoeko.
  12. maglor

    Banzuke for Natsu 2023

    Is this not how everyone does GTB? Obviously how many ranks you go up or down depends on the rank/records of those around you
  13. I got a 57(I think) while having Asa/Ichi at M9 and scoring like 2 points between M9 and M14E. The top and bottom are easy enough that I think someone probably will get into the low 70s at least with correct Ichi/Asa placements.
  14. I remember that was the basho where some of us thought WTK might make it in with his 7-0 from Ms17. Guess the Ms5 line is more of a strong suggestion while the Ms15 line is absolute.
  15. maglor

    Haru 2023 discussion (results)

    Assuming you are referring to only sekiwake and komusubi, then yes it is a record for total wins. Not having any Yokozuna or Ozeki present makes it a lot easier of course.