Sumo Kaboom

Leslie and Laurie Collins, Texan sisters, comedians, and diehard sumo fans, talk about all things sumo.

Episode 22: Do Fans Affect Sumo Wrestlers?

In this episode, we chat current events first, as always. Then Leslie talks about Japan and tradition, and Laurie talks about some of the latest science behind how the presence or absence of fans affects the outcome of sports.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/01/sports/soccer/soccer-without-fans-germany-data.html

https://psychologyeducator.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/the-psychology-of-sports-fans-how-fans-affect-players/
https://www.simplypsychology.org/Social-Facilitation.html

Music

"Advanced Japanese Folk" by Audiotoolz

https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Audiotoolz/Progressive_Folk/02_-_audiotoolz_-_advanced_japanese_folk

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Intro/Outtro music by MARiAN - Tokyo Trap.