With a hearty thanks to Mr. John Gunning….
He has penned an article in the Japan Times on the fan driven English language sumo media. He gives well deserved mentions to notables such as:
And nestled in there is a mention of Tachiai, with a specific shout out to our ace prognosticator Leonid Kruglyak (lksumo) and contributor Herouth.
Team Tachiai is honored to make the press, and to be described in positive terms.
It’s a testament of how global sumo fandom has grown, and I think will continue to grow. People like John Gunning, Moti Dichne, and Jason have spent more than a decade blazing the trail that the rest of us are now following.
That being said, I do hope that we get to have Mr. Gunning back as commentator on NHK soon. I have no news of this, but I do miss having him on the color commentator rotation for the weekend broadcasts.