Tachiai Aki Podcast – Sumo News And Topics
Tachiai (立合い)
by Bruce H
1y ago
Tachiai’s podcast team return on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform to discuss the upcoming Aki basho. We discuss the emergence of Hiro Morita’s “Sumo Prime Time” YouTube channel, Ichinojo’s yusho in Nagoya, the farce that the NSK’s COVID Kyujo rules produced in July, and we discuss the future rivalry between former Yokozuna Hakuho (now Miyagino Oyakata) and Kisenosato (now Nishonoseki Oyakata). It’s 25 minutes of your life you will never get back, so why not share it with us. YouTube at the top, audio below ..read more
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Tachiai Aki Basho Podcast – Basho Preview And Predictions
Tachiai (立合い)
by Bruce H
1y ago
The final installment of our Aki Basho podcast, we preview the tournament, and who we think is going to be in competition for the cup this September. With Isegahama oyakata COVID positive, will Terunofuji compete? Can shin-sekiwake Hoshoryu be able to reach kachi-koshi at his highest ever rank? Will we see fireworks as Asanoyama works to battle back to the salaried ranks from Makushita 15, hunting for a 7-0 yusho. We have our always regrettable prediction, and so much more. Yes, aware there are some audio problems in the YouTube version ..read more
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Tachiai Aki Basho Podcast – Banzuke Discussion
Tachiai (立合い)
by Bruce H
1y ago
Josh, Andy and Bruce return in our second segment to discuss the Aki banzuke, and the unusual circumstances that created the 3 by 3 by 3 san’yaku. We take a look at the career of Kaisei on the occasion of his retirement from professional sumo, and we talk about if Tobizaru is finally ready to challenge for a named rank. YouTube at the top, audio below ..read more
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Tachiai Natsu Basho Podcast (Audio) – Basho Preview & Predictions
Tachiai (立合い)
by Bruce H
1y ago
After taking a six month break, it’s well past time that Andy and Bruce come up with a genki report. So here is 30 minutes of us discussing the fighting state of the top rikishi, and handicapping the first few days of the tournament. Then we both step in it up to our waists as we tender our always regrettable predictions. Will there be any survivors? Topics include: Terunofuji’s Condition Weakness in the Ozeki Strength in the Joi-jin The Geriatric Patrol: Okinoumi, Tochinoshin, Tamawashi, Aoiyama Match Preview – Day 1 Match Preview – Day 2 Regrettable Predictions ..read more
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Tachiai Natsu Basho Podcast – Sumo News and Topics
Tachiai (立合い)
by Bruce H
1y ago
Some have asked – where has the Tachiai podcast gone to? Did it get stuck under the couch? Did you guys suddenly recognize you have a faces for radio and voices for calling in the cattle at sunset? Or did you find something else to do with your time? Yes, yes and yes to all! But after giving the sumo fandom a break from our ramblings, we are back to soak up 20 minutes of your life. Andy and Bruce discuss a variety of topics leading up to the Natsu basho, including Kisenosato’s Okamisan Wakatakakage’s Yusho Shin Ozeki Mitakeumi  Takayasu’s Almost Yusho  What the hell happened to Mei ..read more
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Kyushu Basho (Audio) Podcast – Part 2
Tachiai (立合い)
by Bruce H
2y ago
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 ..read more
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Kyushu Basho Podcast – Part 1 (Audio)
Tachiai (立合い)
by Bruce H
2y ago
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 ..read more
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Aki Podcast Part 3 – Preview and Predictions
Tachiai (立合い)
by Bruce H
2y ago
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 ..read more
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Aki Podcast Part 2 – Banzuke Discussion
Tachiai (立合い)
by Bruce H
2y ago
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 ..read more
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Aki Podcast Part 1 – Sumo News
Tachiai (立合い)
by Bruce H
2y ago
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 ..read more
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