Dear S & S fans,
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for sticking with us in 2012. We’ve been doing this for about five years now, and after a conversations with Valentine and the crew we’ve been posting our reviews/thoughts/reports to this blog for the past three years. We’ve tripled and now nearly doubled our viewership in those three years and considering our lives haven’t gotten any easier we’re pretty pleased to have kept this thing going.
The site has always been about a group of friends trying to entertain each other, but the funny thing about posting things for the world to see is that it slowly becomes something more. Your comments, feedback, and questions inspired a lot of content this past year and we thank you for that. From helping some cool folks in Canada who wanted to send Kokkai a letter after his retirement to joking around with some awesome sumo fans on Twitter and facebook, not a day goes by where I don’t think about sumo and the friendships I’ve been able to maintain because of this site. Hakuho recently said he wanted to go after Asashoryu and Kitanoumi’s yusho records in 2013, the year of the snake. It’s our hope that we’ll be able to share the Dai-Yokozuna’s intensity and keep the English updates going strong here with the occasional review of our namesake and unnamed-sake. Thanks for a great year. Below you’ll find a few lists of links (some of our favorite posts in the last three years).
Happy New Year,
Team S & S
- Check out some of our favorite guest reporters
- An Afternoon Exchange Between Aran, Tochinoshin, Matagiyama
- A Word on Facials
- Bushmill’s 16 Year Malt
- A Brief History of Yaocho!
- The Do’s and Dont’s of Flasks
- Ten Reasons to Love Sumo
- 4 Reasons Takanoyama is worth cheering for. Alternative title: One man’s bromance with a guy in a diaper.
- Basil Hayden
- Alec Bradley “Black Market” Churchhill