Bonus Episode 17: Wajima, the 54th Yokozuna

In light of his recent passing in October 2018, we are covering the career and life of the 54th yokozuna: Wajima Hiroshi. Join us for a short historical bonus episode where we discuss his rise and fall through the ranks of sumo through his death last year at age 70, and all his wacky hi-jinx in between. As we mention in the episode, there is a fun thread on the Sumo Forums website with an insane amount of pictures of Wajima. We’ve linked it below with some of the ones we mention in the episode. As always, give us a call at 805-613-SUMO (7816) or find us on Twitter/Facebook!

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Hatsu 2019 Recap

The Midwest is cold AF this week, so we keep warm by cozying up by the fire and blasting each other point blank with nerf guns. Also chat about sumo I guess. Good times. Check out our medical sponsor at 50:58 and leave us a message at 805-613-SUMO (7816).

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Hatsu 2019 Preview

If there is a better way to ring in the new year than watching mostly naked men wrestle, we sure don’t know it! Will the Yokozuna take it? Will Takakeisho reach Ozeki? Will Goeido keep disappointing?! The Hatsu Basho is upon us, and it’s looking to be a good one! We take a sponsor break at 55:38 and can be reached on social media or dropping a line at 805-613-SUMO (7866)!

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Bonus Episode 16: 2018 Year-End Award Show

We hope everyone enjoyed the holidays, but now that December is almost over, it’s time to get back to the very serious business of giving out fake awards for sumo wrestling. Join us for an hour or so of reviewing 2018 before the January basho kicks off in 2 weeks. Find us on social media or leave us a message with any questions at 805-613-SUMO (7866).

As with a previous episode, we ran into a couple audio hiccups in this one, but they are rare after the first couple minutes. We apologize and our New Year’s resolution will be to recommit ourselves to flogging those responsible.

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Bonus Episode 15: Ask GSB

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Enough serious analysis, let’s get some screwing around in. We ran out of time to answer all the Twitter questions we got from our fans last month, so we got together again to make sure we covered everybody. Find us on social media or leave us a message at 805-613-SUMO (7866) if you have more questions you’d like us to look into.

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Kyushu 2018 Recap

What an exciting basho! Takakeisho clinches the Yusho and leaves Takayasu still searching for his first. We talk sumo, take a break for a wholesome breakfast cereal ad at 54:58, and then talk sumo some more. Reach us on social media or leave us a message at 805-613-SUMO (7866).

Due to some technical difficulties during the recording, you will notice there are a few audio hiccups throughout the episode. Luckily there aren’t too many and they don’t last long. We apologize for this — those responsible have been flogged.

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Kyushu 2018 Midway

*Spoilers Through Day 8*

Takakeisho is in the lead with six literally hungry rikishi close behind. Will he pull it out or will Takayasu snag his first Yusho? We learn more about what Takanohana has been up to at 32:30 and then answer some twitter questions in our first ever Ask GSB segment. To ask your own question, you can find us on social media or give us a call at 805-613-SUMO (7866).

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Kyushu 2018 Preview

The leaves are changing, temperature is falling, and the Yokozuna are telling everyone how injured they are. That’s right, Sumo is back! This time the GSB crew takes a look at the Banzuke, discusses who’s looking healthy, and takes a wild stab at predicting how it’s all going to play out. We take break for a Mongolian mogul at 50:02 and as always, can be reached on social media or dropping a line at 805-613-SUMO (7866).

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Bonus Episode 14: Harumafuji

From being recruited as a teenager in Mongolia, to retiring in scandal from the peak of his sport, Harumafuji has had about as up-and-down of a career as anyone could. In honor of his recent retirement ceremony last month at the Kokugikan, we take a look at the career of the 3rd Mongolian yokozuna, in and outside the ring. As always, give a call to 805-613-SUMO (7866) or find us on Twitter.

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