[sumo] Sumo topics (from smaller to bigger thumbs)
joshua.maciel at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 04:10:49 EDT 2007
We'd just count in base 8.
"Base 8 is like base 10, really, if you're missing two fingers."
- Tom Lehrer
On 9/28/07, Joe Petrow <joepetrow at gmail.com> wrote:
> The more general rule of thumb for Makunouchi is that if you subtract
> the number of losses from wins of a rikishi, this is how far they will
> move on the banzuke. So a 9-6 rikishi will move up 3 places, a 5-10
> rikishi will move down 5 places, and so on.
> I'm not sure what we would do if we ever had a rikishi who had no thumbs.
> - Peterao
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