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Hatsu Basho 2014 Day 8

Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the first basho of 2014, the Hatsu. As always this basho is hosted in the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo. It started last Sunday, but we can only provide select coverage from today. I’ve chosen a select few bouts to cover today, the rikishi of interest.

E-M12 Gagamaru (5-2) vs W-M16 Satoyama (5-2)
Gagamaru notably weighs in under 200 kgs this basho, just. This is a positive thing because he was in need of being able to move faster. Only losing to Yoshikaze on Day 1, and Fujiazuma on Day 6 he comes into today with a 6-2 record. Continue reading

Nagoya 2013 Senshuraku

MatagisawaThat’s another basho in the bag.  A bit of a roller-coaster… one which, at the end, derails and ends up in a swingers party in a Bolivian crack den.  Thanks to all of the S&S gentlemen for our gathering last night, and sorry to the snack bar hostess whose leg was broken, thats what happens when you invite a Scot to drink.  Let’s get down and dirty about today’s sumo.  First off, we can declare all the yusho winners because the only ones we report on were decided before today, so no spoliers.  But we’ve also got special prizes and the lower ranks to deal with.  In fact, lets start there. Continue reading

Nagoya 2013 Day 6

S&S DeGamaComing back for the second time this week it is none other than everyone’s favorite spicy sweaty little love bear, De Gama.  I can hear the crowds going on about as loud as when a comedy gives an awkward joke on stand up night.  Continue reading

Nagoya 2013 Day 5

photo unavailable“My Aunt is crazy. Her house is covered in pictures of Princess Diana. And they’re all from right after the accident.”

Now you may ask yourselves what this has to do with sumo. It’s a perfectly reasonable question. I’m not going to judge you for thinking too much into things. I might. We will see. The answer is that it has nothing to do with sumo. It’s funny because she is dead. She was hot, what a waste.

On that note, I should introduce myself. Continue reading

Nagoya 2013 Day 3

S&S DeGamaWell its that time again.. What time, you ask? I say Natsu, you say Basho….Natsu (Basho) Natsu (Basho). And we’re off to the third day of men fuddling about in oversized diapers throwing sand and trying to take control of another man in order to score well.  Its called sumo, folks.  Before get down and dirty I want to mention a few things. Continue reading

Nagoya Basho 2013 Pre Basho Wind-up

MatagisawaIt’s been a hot and humid (not to mention rainy as hell… i can barely hear the TV over the downpour) start to summer this year in Japan, and it’s about to get hotter.  Sunday begins the Nagoya basho.  Always one of my favorites.  Not only do we have a few interesting storylines going on, but the myriad of “the clay is really slippery in all that humidity” excuses will soon be tingling in our ears.  We’ve got a lot of ground to cover, so lets get wet. Continue reading

Natsu Basho 2013: Day 5

S&S DeGamaEver since I was a little boy swinging on hammock under the tropic with a cerveza in one hand and a fat Cuban in my other – before you get the wrong idea … no it wasn’t my cousin – I had a dream.  Some boys may dream about sailing the high seas looking for fine, shiny booty. Continue reading