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    If you've never watched it, think it looks ridiculous, can't take them seriously because of their *ahem* garb, give it a shot. You might be surprised. Go to youtube and look up a Highlights video from a Grand Sumo tournament. There are a ton of good ones that are only 25 minutes long.

    The videos are well-edited (for length) and the actual matches are typically very brief, so there's not much of a wait problem.
    Hofstadter's Law: It will always take longer than you expect, even if you take into account Hofstadter's Law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zymologist View Post
    Any other fans of professional sumo here?

    I actually recognize about half a dozen names of the big boys (snicker), and I think I almost know enough to have a favorite.
    I've seen a few matches and can appreciate it but would not exactly be considered a fan.

    I'm always still in trouble again

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    So if you recall I said I watch battlebots.

    well apparently now you can do both! Watch sumobots!


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    The announcers are great. I watched a match last night in which one of the guys had a black eye from a previous match. After he won, the announcer was all excited and said something like, "He banged up his eye, but his sumo is not banged up!"

    Hofstadter's Law: It will always take longer than you expect, even if you take into account Hofstadter's Law.

    "Metal is an apple--everything's good but the core."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zymologist View Post
    Any other fans of professional sumo here?

    I actually recognize about half a dozen names of the big boys (snicker), and I think I almost know enough to have a favorite.
    My personal favorite professional sumo wrestler is probably Goeido. The guy's good.
    Hofstadter's Law: It will always take longer than you expect, even if you take into account Hofstadter's Law.

    "Metal is an apple--everything's good but the core."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zymologist View Post
    My personal favorite professional sumo wrestler is probably Goeido. The guy's good.
    So when I wrote this I was a complete noob spectator. Now that I'm a tiny bit less of a noob spectator, I'm a little less impressed with Goeido. I still like watching him, but there are so many to choose from....

    Kotoshogiku is fun (and hilarious) to watch.

    Kisenosato is the epitome of calm and collected. He was recently promoted to the highest rank of sumo, and IMO he earned it.

    Ichinojo is a big boy (6'4", currently ~430 pounds), and knows how to use his weight.

    And of course Hakuho, statistically the best sumo wrestler ever (and arguably the best period).
    Hofstadter's Law: It will always take longer than you expect, even if you take into account Hofstadter's Law.

    "Metal is an apple--everything's good but the core."

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    Have you ever seen Memoirs of a Geisha? There's a scene in it where they go to a sumo match - they got real sumo wrestlers and a real referee. If I understood the commentary correctly, the referee was considered a Japanese national treasure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teallaura View Post
    Have you ever seen Memoirs of a Geisha? There's a scene in it where they go to a sumo match - they got real sumo wrestlers and a real referee. If I understood the commentary correctly, the referee was considered a Japanese national treasure.
    While not any actual sumo wrestling the legendary Sadanoyama Shinmatsu had an uncredited cameo in the James Bond movie "You Only Live Twice" where he gives some tickets to a sumo match to Bond

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    While not any actual sumo wrestling the legendary Sadanoyama Shinmatsu had an uncredited cameo in the James Bond movie "You Only Live Twice" where he gives some tickets to a sumo match to Bond
    I knew I was a true fan of sumo when I watched that movie the other day and, during that scene, thought: "Dangit, quit cutting to Sean Connery! This is legit sumo!"
    Hofstadter's Law: It will always take longer than you expect, even if you take into account Hofstadter's Law.

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