September 21, 2007

Why I watch sumo

The most exciting wrestler in the tournament wins the most exciting bout of the tournament, as 9-3 Ama defeats 10-2 Goeido for a share of second place in the Autumn Basho. Keep in mind the masses involved here: Ama weighs in at 277 pounds, Goeido at 308 pounds. To skip all the prelims (sumo matches are a lot like horse races), the actual bout begins at about the 7:30 mark.