Kyushu Basho (Audio) Podcast – Part 2

Josh, Andy and Bruce return to discuss the upcoming tournament in Fukuoka, who we are watching closely this time, and of course our always regrettable predictions. We discuss shin-komusubi Kiribayama, September Jun-yusho winner Myogiryu, the return of “Big Guns” Shohozan, The return of Abi, and the sekitori premier of Hakuho’s giant deshi Hokuseiho. It’s 25 minutes of your life you will never get back, so why not spend it with us?

Yes, Bruce makes a mistake involving Enho….

Kyushu Basho Podcast – Part 1 (Audio)

Team Tachiai returns to talk about sumo news, including Hakuho’s retirement, the results from the sumo association’s join training session, rumors of new stables, and the impact of youth sumo. Plus – our salute to Jason, who has announced his retirement as the guy that everyone loves to watch sumo with. Josh, Andy and Bruce cover all the bases in this round up of who and what is in the news with 10 days to go before the November tournament.

Aki Podcast Part 3 – Preview and Predictions

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.

Aki Podcast Part 2 – Banzuke Discussion

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.