Grand Sumo Championships this week

The Grand Sumo Tournament is underway in Japan. I get live coverage on some Japanese channel. It’s actually pretty interesting–kind of like baseball. Lots of preparation–little action here and there. Basically when the announcers start to scream, I turn my head for all of about ten seconds and then get back to work. Good background noise. There are a couple of American-looking guys wrestling, though not quite up to the proper weight. I did see a funky “official’s conference” where the five scorers got up and consulted with the field judge. All the robes in the center circle–it was pretty cool looking. Oops, turns out he is from Georgia

The other funky guy is Toki, who, with these sideburns, looks a lot like fat bloated Elvis.


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