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  1. Tom Brady trains with Goueidou

    Look, all I'm saying is that weight and strength are not specialist training for sumo. Lots of specific exercises and drills (i.e. butsugari) are such specialist training, but strength and weight are relevant to lots of different kinds of athletic competitions, not sumo alone. I am fairly clearly NOT saying that anyone as heavy and strong as a rikishi is automatically going to be good at sumo. That's pretty obviously false, and I have no idea how anyone could get the impression that's what I had in mind.
  2. Tom Brady trains with Goueidou

    Not really. Lots of sports require strength and weight. Notably, in context, American football offensive linemen.
  3. Tom Brady trains with Goueidou

    Well, for starters Goeido is 10 cm shorter and 55 kg heavier. That's going to make him difficult for Brady to push around right there. For another thing, Goeido was benching about 130 kg when recruited into Ozumo at age 18. It's been difficult to track down Brady's bench press; the only answer I've found anywhere says about 55 kg. Which seems low, but you don't usually rate your quarterbacks by brute strength. So yeah, specialized or not, Goeido has a considerable weight and strength advantage.
  4. Tom Brady trains with Goueidou

    Well... I suppose a firecracker is still an explosion.
  5. Tom Brady trains with Goueidou

    I imagine it would be preferable, when handling a superstar foreign athlete tourist, to set him up with your most skilled rikishi to keep the chance of injuring him to a minimum.
  6. An examination of the 6-basho-era ozeki

    Rank at retirement might be interesting. How far they allowed themselves to be demoted -- if at all -- before hanging it up, compared to their overall performance.
  7. Kokugikan Location

    Yes, but as the reply to that tweet points out, the present Kokugikan is not in the same place as the original, which was adjacent to Eko-in. They're on opposite sides of the JR line, about 300m apart.
  8. Nikkan sports popularity poll

    Doing a rikishi search on the sumodb with 勢, even in the English version, leads you right to Ikioi. You can easily find Ikioi by searching on the Japanese Wikipedia with 勢 -- clearly, a search on that kanji in the English or German sites won't be too useful since it will appear in no article titles. The search instead returns a list of articles with 勢 occurring somewhere in the lead, and there are a lot of those. But now I'm confused, since that's not the problem you said you had.
  9. Nikkan sports popularity poll

    For me, the story has Ikioi as 勢, Wikipedia has him as 勢, and the sumodb has him as 勢; all 3 are identical for me. For Kagayaki, it's 輝, 輝, and 輝; also identical. I copy-pasted them from each source, so if they look different to you there's something amiss on your machine. Mis-mapped fonts, perhaps?
  10. Funny videos and photos of rikishi at play

    Osunaarashi has a couple of adorable new friends.
  11. What about a sumowiki/sumopedia

    sumo.wikia.com has received no serious edits for 4 years now. Why don't you contact support and see if they can assign ownership or admin rights to you? In the meantime, there's nothing to stop you from editing it and beginning to build it up on your own.
  12. What about a sumowiki/sumopedia

    Unfortunately, no. I was hoping archive.org would have a snapshot but they don't appear to, probably because no one ever linked to it. It was a MediaWiki site, meaning it ran the same software as Wikipedia, and for as long as it existed contained only a capture of the articles in Wikipedia's sumo category, so it wouldn't have looked all that remarkable.
  13. What about a sumowiki/sumopedia

    The same thing occurred to me as I thought about this idea again. There's all this effort going toward maintenance of the sumo articles on Wikipedia. Keeping all this information in a general reference is a good thing -- it potentially attracts more attention for the sport. It certainly helps that whoever selects news items is sympathetic. Yokozuna promotions always appear on Wikipedia's front page when they happen, for instance. So who is going to maintain the articles for a separate sumo wiki? Probably those with the most interest would be the very same people -- but why would they want to do the same work twice? So maybe there will be two sets of people, and we end up with different content on the different wikis -- to what purpose? And why aren't the potential editors of a specialized sumo wiki already editing on Wikipedia? Really, tables are just about the hardest thing. Routine MediaWiki markup is quite easy.
  14. What about a sumowiki/sumopedia

    You don't need to be a coder to compare features. If a design goal of this thing would be to allow custom scripting of the sort @Benihana had in mind, it's likely none of them will serve. Many of them also seem to be focused on certain kinds of wikis -- wikia, for instance, is all about media fandoms -- and most will either serve up ads or require paid subscriptions. But I'll have a look.
  15. What about a sumowiki/sumopedia

    A collaborative website. The best-known would be Wikipedia.