The world has gone mad, and Twitter and Facebook have become a cesspit of doom. But fear not dear readers, it’s Banzuke Weekend! We expect the March ranking sheet on Sunday US time, and its the first big even on the road to Osaka, and there are many stories waiting to unfold.
Will Omicron, which is still rattling around the stables, put a dent in participation? Will Terunofuji’s hospitalization impact the lone Yokozuna’s sumo? With both veteran Ozeki kadoban, will they be able to overcome shin-Ozeki Mitakeumi? We could / should see Abi return to the named ranks this tournament, is Abi-zumo 2.0 ready for the big fights?
If you want to see Tachiai’s guess on the banzuke, check out lksumo’s always insightful analysis here.
It’s almost sumo time again, fans, here we go!