Not-So Basho Preview

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Welcome to the twilight zone! This is our preview episode for the cancelled basho that we will be simulating. Listen back to our Natsu 2020 Cancellation episode for more details and send us your thoughts on what you hope to “see” this tournament. *Explicit language in post-credits bit*

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Haru 2020 Recap

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Another basho in the books! Join us for results, discussion, and as always just a little bit of humiliation for the loser of our prediction game. Leave us a voice mail with your thoughts at 805-613-SUMO (7866) and please forgive our audio issues as we record another episode using #SocialDistancing

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Haru 2020 Preview

Mokarimakka! Everyone ready for the “Ghost Basho” this month? Join us as we discuss the details and implications of one of the strangest tournaments in recent years. Also in memory of the recently departed Byamba, we are putting out a call for your favorite stories/cameos/acting roles/etc. about the big Mongolian. Byamba was the face of sumo outside of Japan for many years and we want to hear what he meant to each of you. Leave us a voicemail at 805-613-SUMO (7866) or find us on social media, we’ll be compiling responses into an upcoming bonus episode.

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Hatsu 2020 Recap

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There’s so much to cover this recap that our episode clocks in at a new GSB record of 2 hours! Since not everybody has 1/12 of their entire day free to sit around and listen to podcasting dorks, here’s a few timestamps to help you skip to your favorite bits:

Around 8:35 we finally decide who is the fantasy sumo winner and get on to talking about the sport itself.
41:40 is when we get around to talking about someone other than Tokushoryu.
We have a preview of a reality show at 1:24:48.
Fantasy sumo punishment #1 is around 1:36:30.
And finally, 1:53:56 is when we get to punishment ##2.

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Hatsu 2020 Preview

The first sumo of the year is nearly upon us. Join the GSB crew for a (long-ass) episode on what we expect to see. We have a new sponsor at 1:15:20 and after that we review our new fantasy sumo rules that we’re going to try. Find us on social media or leave us a message at 805-613-SUMO (7866).

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Kyushu 2019 Recap

Not the most drama we’ve ever seen in a yusho race, but still plenty to talk about for the last basho of the year. From the wreckage that is the ozeki rank, to the resurgent debate about the height of the dohyo, join us for a recap of Kyushu. We have one more ad from our audio book sponsor at 1:12:01, and you can leave us a message at 805-613-SUMO (7866).

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Kyushu 2019 Midway

*Spoilers through Day 8*

For those of you listeners who haven’t gone kyujo, here’s the GSB guys’ take on the first week of Kyushu 2019. We have another audiobook offer at 39:33 and plenty of premature griping about the Minnesota Vikings game. Drop us a line at 805-613-SUMO (7866) or find us on social media.

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