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Re: The Sumo Wrestling thread

Post by Thelone » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:02 am

Day 3 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DexKL3MSnI&t=630s

Again, not a whole lot to say. Nice to see Tochinoshin grunting his way towards victory and Hakuho heeling it up because he didn't steamroll old man Takekaze.
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Day 4 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRmtIq4RB2M&t=612s

Things are slowly heating up.
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Post by Thelone » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:00 am

Day 5 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JSH7kWyqIo

Hakuho is out with an injury, not much of a surprise really. Goeido also looks like shit and is most likely gonna end up kadoban no matter what. Still five undefeated rikishi before day 6, but we have Kisenosato (5-0) vs. Takarafuji (5-0) and Terunofuji (5-0) vs. Takayasu (5-0) tomorrow so that should clear things out at least.
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Re: The Sumo Wrestling thread

Post by Thelone » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:37 pm

Day 6 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0L_TkQLqiM&t=0s

We're down to three undefeated rikishi now.
Goeido gave up today after Hakuho yesterday.
Most of the top maegashira are eating shit this basho (both M1 at 1-5, both M2 at 2-4), which means we might not get deep changes in the sanyaku ranks.
Kotoshougiku still on his way to regain his ozeki rank.
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Re: The Sumo Wrestling thread

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Day 7 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUOYDWBeVVQ

Kisenosato and Takayasu are still undefeated with Tochiozan and Terunofuji right behind them at 6-1.
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Re: The Sumo Wrestling thread

Post by Mr. Mojo Risin » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:42 pm

Since I am completely uneducated about this...how does a guy lose his ranking? Does it take one or loss or more? What does it take to get back to a higher ranking?

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Post by Thelone » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:01 pm

  1. A yokozuna can't be demoted, but will be forced to retire if he can't compete at such a high level anymore.
  2. An ozeki will be demoted to sekiwake after two consecutive makekoshi (7-8 or less), but can regain his spot if he goes at least 10-5 at his first basho as sekiwake (like Kotoshogiku this basho). If he fails, he'll be treated as any other rikishi afterwards.
  3. Below the top two ranks, a losing record will bump you down basically. Of course, a sekiwake east with a 7-8 record might just switch to the west side (east > west in sumo) or be bumped down to komusubi east for the next basho while the same guy with a 4-11 record will drop down a lot more (probably around maegashira 4-6).
  1. An ozeki will be promoted to yokozuna if he wins two consecutive basho or one with two strong performances.
  2. A sekiwake will be promoted to ozeki if he wins at least 33 bouts in the last three basho.
  3. In the lower ranks, a winning record (kachikoshi) will bump you up, but there's an element of luck involved to join the sanyaku ranks (komusubi and higher). For example, a maegashira 1 east with an 8-7 record could be promoted to komusubi, but most likely won't be if there's no spot available (you need at least two komusubi and two sekiwake each basho) and/or a slightly lower maegashira with a more impressive record.
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Re: The Sumo Wrestling thread

Post by Mr. Mojo Risin » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:27 pm

Thanks man. That was an excellent breakdown and quite helpful.

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Re: The Sumo Wrestling thread

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Day 8 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew10Pbi4gRs

#Broken Kaisei wins his first match of the basho. Of course it's against lazy piece of shit Ichinojo, but still.
Nice one between Ikioi and Takayasu.
No changes at the top today.
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Day 9 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7p0Lzb_Fjc

Hey look, an old bout because why not.
Well, Ichinojo sure wasn't lazy today, but still lost.
Kaisei won another one, somehow.
Damn, Hokutofuji looked like a mess after his match.
Still no changes at the top.
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Day 10 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvb3mk6TIK0

Osunaarashi with the win and his kachikoshi. Gonna need a few more to go back to makuuchi though.
Once again, no changes at the top.
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Day 11 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am1BC-hWeJo

Takayasu lost, so Kisenosato is now the sole leader with three rikishi behind him (Takayasu, Terunofuji and Tochiozan).
Kotoshogiku still needs three more wins to regain his ozeki rank.
The top maegashira are so horrendously bad this basho, it's unbelievable.
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Day 12 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzpV0qVK6dM

Another loss for Takayasu and Tochiozan, which means Terunofuji is now the only rikishi with one loss behind Kisenosato who's still undefeated.
Kotoshogiku lost his match also, so he has to go 3-0 to regain his ozeki rank now.
Shodai is makekoshi which should mean he will drop from the sanyaku ranks, but a 7-8 might actually save him depending on other results.
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Post by Thelone » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:42 pm

Day 13 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e2p-YbNb4s

So Kisenosato finally lost and apparently completely fucked his shoulder on landing. He's scheduled to face Kakuryu tomorrow (and Terunofuji on day 15 for the yusho most likely), but we'll see.
Kotoshogiku is facing Terunofuji tomorrow, so his chances of regaining his ozeki rank are very slim at best.
Shodai ate another loss, but it's really weak as fuck behind him so who knows at this point.
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Re: The Sumo Wrestling thread

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Day 14 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ptQtuFPOCk&t=0s

Ura comes across as a one-trick pony. I guess he was always that way, but this basho is really exposing him.
Some powerful throw to give Ichinojo his makekoshi. Good, I hate this guy.
Such an odd call in that Takekaze/Sokokurai match.
Oh man, a cheap-ass henka ends Kotoshogiku's chase. YOUR NEW TOP HEEL : TERUNOFUJI !!!
Well Kisenosato hasn't given up yet, but got steamrolled by Kakuryu.

Tomorrow, Kisenosato vs. Terunofuji.
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Day 15 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyW1qOzRYuM

Well, HE FUCKING DID IT !!!
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Re: The Sumo Wrestling thread

Post by Thelone » Sat May 20, 2017 1:36 pm

So Natsu Basho is happening right now and we're a week in.

Day 1 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfuYI3V8RlU
Day 2 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoUoRteVU88
Day 3 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgQjkFLVYvM&t=647s
Day 4 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmWrFBCo1AU
Day 5 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb6I0YE5Q4k
Day 6 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ETbfgr989w
Day 7 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDyXOaF69sA&t=605s

Not a ton to say to be honest. Two yokozuna are in the lead with 7-0 (Harumafuji and Hakuho), followed by Takayasu on his road to ozeki at 6-1 (he needs 10-5 at least for a promotion), then a giant pack of thirteen rikishi at 5-2. Kisenosato is doing pretty good (5-2) even though he's injured like crazy, the last yokozuna Kakuryu is out since day 5 with an injury, both ozeki are doing fine for a change (also 5-2), Kotoshogiku with an abysmal 1-6 probably won't be in sanyaku next basho (or even there frankly), and the top maegashira are once again shitting the bed hard with a whole bunch of 2-5/1-6/0-7.
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Post by Thelone » Sun May 21, 2017 4:18 am

Day 8 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjFBZJh-Hzs

More of the same with some solid action. Hakuho and Harumafuji still in the lead with 8-0, Takayasu at 7-1, then nine rikishi at 6-2.
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Post by Thelone » Mon May 22, 2017 9:44 am

Day 9 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mvn4yxAAlz0

Both yokozuna looked shaky today, but still won to stay on top. Takayasu is still one loss behind at 8-1, then four rikishi at 7-2 (Terunofuji, recently demoted Shodai at M5 and both maegashira 10).
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Re: The Sumo Wrestling thread

Post by Thelone » Tue May 23, 2017 1:17 pm

Day 10 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h95ekO8QlsU&t=0s

Well, looks like we'll have a duel between Hakuho and Harumafuji for the yusho this time. Five rikishi are now two losses behind at 8-2.
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