Tachiai News Update (Audio) – Yokozuna Kakuryu Retires

Josh, Andy and Bruce discuss the retirement of Yokozuna Kakuryu in March, and what it means for his future as an Oyakata and the Izutsu kabu. In fact, we spend a fair amount of time speculating what is to become of Kakuryu’s former stablemaster’s elder stock, and run down a list of who might be the next Izutsu Oyakata. The answer may be shocking and surprising for some.

Another 15 minutes of three sumo fans sharing their love for the sport with humor, insight and opinion.

Tachiai News Update – Terunofuji’s Promotion to Ozeki

It’s in-between basho, so Andy, Josh and Bruce gathered to discuss Terunofuji’s re-promotion to Ozeki. Will it motivate the rest of the Ozeki to step up their performance? How long will his knees last? It’s 15 minutes of sumo fans talking about perhaps the greatest comeback in sports history!

Video edition coming to YouTube shortly….

Tachiai Haru 2021 Preview Podcast (Audio)

Josh and Bruce discuss the Haru basho, held this year in Tokyo. We take a look back at the spooky 2020 Haru held without fans, discuss the chances of another new Ozeki, and the possible return of the Yokozuna. Are we at the apex of the transitional era? With the Yokozuna follow the pattern of the last 6 years and dominate the March tournament? Will it be Terunofuji’s finest hour? We discuss all of this, plus our always regrettable predictions!

Tachiai 2021 Hatsu Preview Podcast – Part 2

Andy, Josh and Bruce dive into the Hatsu genki report, and take a look at what is sure to be an explosive basho where 4 of the top 5 athletes in sumo MUST win 8 or more matches. We follow that with our Baku-Hatsubasho regrettable predictions, where Bruce sets a new record for regret: his prediction falls apart 5 days before the start of the tournament. Is this a sign of impending doom?

Pour a fine drink, relax and enjoy Team Tachiai’s preview of what may be a basho for the history books.