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Mike Wesemann


Hatsu Post Basho Report

Feb. 4 - Politics in sports sucks. Whether it's the little league coach who insists that his mediocre son leads off and plays short stop or the dad with cash who buys his son's status on the high school basketball team, politics in sports ultimately lessens the quality of the product and drives fans away. The Sumo Association was absolutely in a tough spot coming into the Hatsu basho, but what ultimately transpired will only hurt the sport and turn more fans away. NHK milked the senshuraku broadcast for all it was worth, and then the news shows afterwards did the same running...

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