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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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