Segment 3, the final installment, and once again Team Tachiai take to the microphones. This time they preview the upcoming September tournament, discussing the top ranked men in the sport, and how they might fare during the 15 days of Aki. We know now that Hakuho is out, but will that translate into a yusho for shin-Yokozuna Terunofuji? Can Takakeisho clear kadoban? Can Shodai find his good sumo? What kind of prediction will Andy un-cork this time? Its 20 more minute of sumo commentary from people who should not be allowed to broadcast, all for your entertainment.
Just when you thought you had recovered from the first one, here we go again with our next installment. It’s audio only until Bruce gets the YouTube version ready, so for those of you so inclined, have at it!
In segment 2, the crew is back to discuss the September ranking sheet for the upcoming tournament. We discuss Ichinojo, Ura, Meisei, Hoshoryu, Kotonowaka, and salute the end of Hattorizakura’s epic career. Its’ another 20 minutes of sumo fandom for your entertainment from Team Tachiai.
We celebrate 1,000 YouTube subscribers with 30 minutes of sumo fandom. We discuss the aftermath of the Nagoya basho, including Terunofuji’s elevation to the rank of Yokozuna, Takagenji’s dismissal from the sumo ranks, COVID cases in Miyagino Heya, and the all new Araiso heya in the far reaches of Ibaraki. Join Josh, Andy and Bruce for the first of what will be 3 installments of the Aki Podcast.
Josh, Andy and Bruce are back to discuss the Nagoya banzuke, and dig into the story lines of the July tournament. Can Hakuho return to dominance? Can Terunofuji take his second yusho and punch his ticket to become a Yokozuna? Can Endo spoil it all? It’s another 20 minutes of nonstop sumo fandom, plus our always regrettable predictions.