Tachiai In The News

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:

Sumo Forum – The place to go to read actual sumo experts
Moti Dichne – Better known as Kintamayama, the grand duke of sumo media
Grand Sumo Breakdown – If you don’t listen to them, you should.

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.

6 thoughts on “Tachiai In The News

  1. CONGRATULATIONS BRUCE AND TEAM TACHIAI – YOU ALL DESERVE THE POSITIVE MENTION – A TESTAMENT TO THE HARD WORK AND LOVE OF SUMO – WELL DONE EVERYONE!!!

  2. And they do it with enthusiasm and joy…no mentions of Yaocho…or how miserable Sumo is these days…
    .:( …..

  3. You know, when I started coming to this awesome blog way back in…2014…I knew that Andy, Bruce and all the rest of Team Tachiai had something about them that would get NOTICED globally! Nicely done!

    For you all to still be here…going on 8 years later…mannn, what an ACCOMPLISHMENT! As long as this excellent site stays around…make mine Tachiai.org!

  4. Recognition for hard work, and we’ll deserved. I can’t wait for the basho to start. Here, Italy, I have the blessing of reading comments on the day’s bouts at breakfast and on the day’s results just before supper. Basically, you are the start and the end of my days. The 15 best ones regularly every two months. Thanks guys!

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