Sumo Spiffy

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  1. Sumo Spiffy

    Guess Ura's Aite - May 2024 edition

    Same. It looks like a lot of people think Ura will get bumped up to face Daieisho; since there are three 7-2s in the maegashira ranks, and Mitakeumi and Shonannoumi already faced each other, it strikes me as at least equally likely for Mitakeumi to get bumped up to Daieisho and for Shonannoumi to fight Takarafuji. Then there's still a lot of sorting to do, because Chura/Ryuden/Oshoma all fought each other and Hokutofuji fought all three of them. I don't think anything close to a majority of the paths the committee can take lead to Kotoshoho, I just think more of them lead there than to anyone else. It's probably gonna be Chura or someone else that would have required a dartboard and a blindfold to figure out.
  2. Sumo Spiffy

    Guess Ura's Aite - May 2024 edition

    Yeah, that's fair. I guess I read "hope" as equivalent to expectation, but that's not what you said. My bad. I'm kind of glad they're not doing it yet. Nobody's really crushing in the rank-and-file; I think I'd rather see them all battle it out and let the sanyaku do their thing until the leaderboard sorts itself out a little more. It's the first time in almost two years that nobody has eight wins after nine days. Let it ride.
  3. Sumo Spiffy

    Guess Ura's Aite - May 2024 edition

    From what I've been able to tell, in the past they've frequently not pulled guys way up until they have eight wins, and even recently they usually waited until guys had seven wins. In circumstances where they had fewer, there was still an apparent logic for why it happened (broadly revolving around other options not making sense). I'm open to correction, but at the moment I can't see a reason why they would pull anyone up for day ten when the only guy with seven wins was Takarafuji, and I don't think anyone's mistaking his performance with Takerufuji and Onosato running everyone's pockets last basho. Like, even though nameplates shouldn't matter, I don't think you get the day nine matchups in March that we got if Onosato and Takeru were Ura and Takarafuji. Now that a bunch of people have seven wins, the drag-up might be more likely, but I think it's at least equally possible that they don't do it because all those 6-7 win wrestlers can start knocking each other around instead. 11. Kotoshoho
  4. Sumo Spiffy

    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Natsu 2024

    Ura Takanosho Hokutofuji
  5. Sumo Spiffy

    Kyujo Updates - 2024 Natsu

    Torn muscles sometimes are in a state where they can't really be made much worse, so it's not as surprising that he's continuing with this injury as it would be with some others. There was an NFL player a few years ago, can't remember who, who had essentially the same injury. He said in an interview that the docs told him it wouldn't get worse, it would just be hard to function with, so he taped it up and as long as he could do his job reasonably well, he said he'd be out there. And, as I recall, he didn't miss any games.
  6. Sumo Spiffy

    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Natsu 2024

    Hoshoryu Ura Mitoryu
  7. Sumo Spiffy

    Guess Ura's Aite - May 2024 edition

    10. Abi
  8. Sumo Spiffy

    Natsu 24 - Games talk

    Not this time, but just getting down to seven made me wonder if it ever happened. The only reason I don't think it'll happen this time is that the most likely remaining kyujos are unlikely to have been picked by many people. It doesn't seem impossible that there was a basho once where someone who took a chance on some good but injury-prone wrestlers saw them all go out, with maybe another guy or two unfortunately dropping out as well. But that would also require at least six guys going kyujo, and that doesn't happen too often.
  9. Sumo Spiffy

    Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Natsu 2024

    Kotoshoho Atamifuji Ryuden
  10. Sumo Spiffy

    Natsu 24 - Games talk

    Has anyone ever had a Bench lineup with so many kyujos that they couldn't put out five active wrestlers?
  11. Sumo Spiffy

    Guess Ura's Aite - May 2024 edition

    9. Daieisho
  12. Sumo Spiffy

    Guess Ura's Aite - May 2024 edition

    Huh? checks WTF
  13. Sumo Spiffy

    Guess Ura's Aite - May 2024 edition

    Where can you see it? My computer time was exactly 9:30, I thought I had it... Edit: Just saw you can hover the time. Damn. Why must the internet be almost instantaneous and not actually instantaneous?!
  14. Sumo Spiffy

    Guess Ura's Aite - May 2024 edition

    Kiri's out as of tonight. I switched to Hoshoryu because it was on the minute of the deadline, but I have no idea if it's correct.
  15. Sumo Spiffy

    Guess Ura's Aite - May 2024 edition

    8. Hoshoryu! just in time!