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    Grand Sumo January 2018 Tournament

    Yesterday was Day 1, and the first video has been uploaded! Who's watching it with me?

    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
    Yesterday was Day 1, and the first video has been uploaded! Who's watching it with me?

    Beats watching curling with Teal.

    I'm always still in trouble again

    You're by far the worst poster on TWeb -- starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)

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    First two days' highlights videos were good stuff. It's good to see Takakeisho (a younger guy, relative rookie) rising the ranks and taking it to the big dogs. Tochinoshin is a beast and dominated his first two matches. I'm bummed that Kotoshogiku is 0-2 (I really like watching his brand of sumo), but his match with Ozeki Takayasu was one of the best matches thus far. Big man Ichinojo (6'4", ~470 pounds) made Hakuho work for his win, which was nice to see.

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

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    go Takakeisho!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    Beats watching curling with Teal.
    You know she's going to now ask you to watch Sumo wrestlers play curling, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerebrum123 View Post
    You know she's going to now ask you to watch Sumo wrestlers play curling, right?





    I'm always still in trouble again

    You're by far the worst poster on TWeb -- starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)

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    Day 3, and Hakuho got upset by rank-and-filer Hokutofuji. Hakuho is statistically the best sumo wrestler ever, and probably the best ever period (he's really good), so that's kind of a big deal.
    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
    Day 3, and Hakuho got upset by rank-and-filer Hokutofuji. Hakuho is statistically the best sumo wrestler ever, and probably the best ever period (he's really good), so that's kind of a big deal.
    I'm guessing such a loss weighs heavily on his heart.



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    We're on Day 11 now (which I get to watch in a couple hours), and it's been a heck of a tournament. It's good to see the one remaining Yokozuna, Kakuryu, firing on all cylinders and dominating his matches. Especially since he was out of most of the 2017 tournaments with injuries. First tournament of 2018, and he's back, folks....

    Tochinoshin is similarly performing at a very high level, and it's looking like this tournament is down to those two. I like to watch Tochinoshin because, in the top division of a sport of very strong men, he's easily one of the strongest. If you watch his matches carefully, you might notice that his opponents (even top-ranking masters) try to avoid giving him his preferred left-hand outside grip, because once he has it, it's very difficult to beat that much sheer power. The guy is built to wrestle a bear (which he pretty much does for a living):

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    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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