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  1. bettega

    Promotion Discussion thread - Natsu 2019

    Yes, they are
  2. bettega

    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    I envy your optimism. Right now I only see bad sumo
  3. bettega

    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    What a weird basho. I only watch sumo for 8y (exactly, since Kaisei debut in Makuuchi - Natsu 2011) and I find this "anybody-can-get-the-yusho" kinda sad and underwhelming. I miss the technical prowess of the sekitori from Hakuho era. They do not get many Yusho but it seemed to me we had better fights - even now Hakuho in -end-of-career is better than anybody else by a kilometer. The Ozeki are a joke.
  4. bettega

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2019

    None, I think. Absolutely no need for a third Sekiwake with Tochinoshin going down and Takakeisho going up
  5. bettega

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Terunofuji always give morizashi
  6. bettega

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Hakuho needs some real competition. He looks bored and annoyed in the Takarafuji's bout.
  7. bettega

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    This one?
  8. bettega

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Same here. I think Takakeisho is done even winning tomorrow. He got a few very ugly losses
  9. bettega

    Ikioi marries pro golfer Mamiko Higa

    Otherwordly serious business.
  10. bettega

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Hakuhou looks like a normal Yokozuna now
  11. bettega

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    The only one I remember (in the last decade) was that weird matta call by Hakuhou. Nobody listened him.
  12. Sorry, I can't translate everything rigth now but I can help with any google translator difficulties. (yes yes, women in the dohyo)
  13. bettega

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Ouch. This an eventful basho for sure! But contrary to most I don't think that the "new gen" are good enough. I think we'll have some time of really mediocre sumo, with many sumotori in spotlight before any really good one. There's a lot of 26 and 27y old sekitoru that aren't that good (nor that bad) in the upper ranks. A really good one would be Ozeki/Yokozuna by 21-24y old
  14. bettega

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Kaisei always was underrated - he have a very good sumo and is the gentliest of sumotori He has some trouble getting a KK as M1, but he get a KK as Komusubi, not a small feat. I really like the Big Guy
  15. bettega

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Hakuho's Zenshō-Yūshōs are now even with Wajima's Yushos in the 7th place of "Most Yushos"