Comments on: Sumo practice at Oguruma Beya http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2013/06/06/sumo-practice-at-oguruma-beya/ Ethan Zuckerman’s online home, since 2003 Thu, 31 May 2018 07:56:57 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 By: Wednesday 130619 | CrossFit NYC http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2013/06/06/sumo-practice-at-oguruma-beya/comment-page-1/#comment-2804543 Wed, 19 Jun 2013 03:55:14 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4654#comment-2804543 […] million years old? Anything can happen A rather interesting way to get strong enough to do a pullup Sumo practice at Oguruma Bay In case you missed it: CFNYC Athlete Profile: The Burkman […]

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By: Kettlebell Kitchen - Paleo. Delivered. http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2013/06/06/sumo-practice-at-oguruma-beya/comment-page-1/#comment-2804319 Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:21:54 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4654#comment-2804319 […] Human evolution made us long-distance runners, but it didn’t make us like it. Anything can happen Sumo practice at Oguruma Bay If bees go extinct, this is what your supermarket will look […]

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By: Ethan http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2013/06/06/sumo-practice-at-oguruma-beya/comment-page-1/#comment-2799791 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 05:25:29 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4654#comment-2799791 Outside of fiction (“The Replacements”), none that I know of.

Soslan Gagloev was thrown out of Japanese sumo in a bout-fixing scandal. It’s possible he was guilty and at least as likely that the scandal was a way to chase some non-Japanese wrestlers out of the top level of the sport. He’s been trying to become a lineman in college football. So far it’s been something of a struggle: http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/Former-sumo-wrestler-takes-on-college-football-033111

This thread in Quora attempts to answer whether a sumo could make it in the NFL, and comes to the conclusion: maybe, though only a very specific body type and style of play would likely work: http://www.quora.com/NFL/How-effective-would-sumo-wrestlers-be-as-NFL-linemen

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By: Spencer http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2013/06/06/sumo-practice-at-oguruma-beya/comment-page-1/#comment-2799550 Wed, 12 Jun 2013 15:47:04 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4654#comment-2799550 Has any NFL team experimented using a Sumo wrestler as a down lineman?

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By: The best sentences we read today - Badly Spelt Words http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2013/06/06/sumo-practice-at-oguruma-beya/comment-page-1/#comment-2799053 Wed, 12 Jun 2013 00:21:49 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4654#comment-2799053 […] “I’ve insisted for years that [sumo wrestlers] are remarkable athletes, but until I saw a 400 pound man execute a flawless split did I understand quite what a blend of […]

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By: The best sentences we read today http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2013/06/06/sumo-practice-at-oguruma-beya/comment-page-1/#comment-2799052 Tue, 11 Jun 2013 23:50:42 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4654#comment-2799052 […] “I’ve insisted for years that [sumo wrestlers] are remarkable athletes, but until I saw a 400 pound man execute a flawless split did I understand quite what a blend of […]

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By: John http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2013/06/06/sumo-practice-at-oguruma-beya/comment-page-1/#comment-2796189 Sat, 08 Jun 2013 14:05:32 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4654#comment-2796189 Good story. The Asahi isn’t Japan’s most prestigious paper these days though. Hasn’t been for a couple of decades.

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