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  1. maglor

    Top 100 Rikishi since 1965 by Elo Rating

    To be honest, I have no clue how you can look at these results and conclude inflation isnt a factor. You have Midorifuji in your top 70, and Daieisho roughly equal with Takanohana
  2. maglor

    71st All Japan sumo championships

    I've always thought two tournament wins should grant you a Ms5TD -> the difference between losing a final and winning one is Sd100 vs Ms15, yet winning an entire new tournament barely gets you anywhere. 5 wins from Ms15 puts you above Ms10
  3. Is this a bad thing though, necessarily? When the Y/O are strong, it's incredibly tough to get a good record in the joi, and so it's easy to make sanyaku if you can do it. When the Y/O are weak, it's not hard to get a good record in the joi, and so it's correspondingly that much harder to get promoted into sanyaku. If we go back to the Y/O of 2012, everyone in the joi would have 4 less wins and there is no logjam. It's just that a 10-5/11-4 in the joi now is really equivalent to an 8-7 back then. Think of it that way, and the logjam isn't so bad. It balances itself out really; the weaker the Y/O are, the better you should have to do to make sanyaku
  4. 8-7; 11-4; 5-10; 10-5; 13-2 - 46 wins 6-9; 12-3; 6-9; 11-4; 12-3 - 47 wins I would hope the committee is not swayed by an argument which goes "Every time he wasn't bad, he was good"
  5. The idea that we need to expand sanyaku to treat everyone fairly is off to me. Since we currently have 7 lower sanyaku, everyone is benefiting from much more generous placements than they would otherwise get. Shrinking back down to 5(and one of those being Shodai) is returning to normalcy; we don't need to increase sanyaku slots so that everyone can keep enjoying the benefits of expanded sanyaku.
  6. maglor

    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    No clutch gene Takakeisho strikes again Takakeisho Yusho: 2, Jun-Yusho: 8 Mitakeumi Yusho: 3, Jun-Yusho: 0
  7. maglor

    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    Note that they saw no need to promote Takanohana after a 8-14-10(32 wins) after Kyushu 1992, despite there only being two Ozeki on the banzuke.
  8. Well Hakuyozan hasn't fought in Juryo yet. But looking back there have been a decent amount of times a Ms3 or Ms4 has gotten to fight in Juryo twice, so it probably doesn't matter.
  9. I wonder if it's something similar to the idea that a lower ranking rikishi a win behind a Yok doesn't have the "right" to face the Yok on day 15; maybe at Ms4 Asanoyama doesn't have the right to go up into Juryo again to force open a spot for himself.
  10. While this obviously won't happen, I'd note that an 0-15 result from Terutsuyoshi would leave his expected rank as J15, also known as Ms1.
  11. maglor

    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    Takakeisho is definitely a better rikishi than Mitakeumi, and maybe that is due to better dedication in training or better overall mental state, etc. But if Takakeisho leads in all those stats you've listed above, and yet Mitakeumi still has more yusho, that indicates to me that Takakeisho struggles to finishing things off in the last few days of a tournament. Two playoff loses, a loss to Shodai on Day 14 that cost him a yusho, dropping two straight while in contention the basho Tokushoryu won. Mitakeumi might have plenty of Day 8-12 slides, but when he's in a position to win the yusho going into the last few days he finishes it off. So in at least one way, he's pretty mentally tough when the pressure is at its highest, which is something Takayasu(who also has much more Y+JY than Mitakeumi), doubtless wishes he has
  12. maglor

    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    "I don't see how Mitakeumi can be considered to have a better career than Takakeishō by any metric other than number of yūshō, and even so that came down to beating Takakeishō in a playoff or else it'd at least be the other way round if not more in Takakeishō's favour."" Sounds like mental toughness in a big moment to me
  13. maglor

    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    Dewanoumi oyakata personally recruited Mitakeumi, and his reward was a guy who has arguably achieved more in sumo than any other guy on the banzuke not named Terunofuji.
  14. maglor

    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    Leaving aside the fact that there's plenty of other guys who you could compare those two with(the better training spirit doesn't seem to be helping Takanosho or Takarafuji), the mental toughness instilled in Takakeisho has helped him achieve ... less yusho than Mitakeumi with the same career high rank?
  15. maglor

    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    Mitakeumi wasn't heyagashira for exactly one basho, and he was unsalaried for two. Going to guess that even pre-Tokitaizan we didn't see too much hazing of sekitori by Sandamne guys