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  1. Yusho in Hatsu for Yoko promotion? Then another yusho later in the year.
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    Kiribayama's 2023 - on the ascent?

    Dropping out of the sanyaku early, recovering late in the year.
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    Ichinojo - where will he go in 2023?

    Not betting on an intai. Perhaps a short suspension? Probably not any blinding success. M12?
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    FIFA World Cup 2022 offical fantasy

    Well I joined for a laugh as I don't watch any league soccer, just the world cup, so I'd be surprised if I bounce back. I suppose I can at least use a powerup
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    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    As a long time field hockey player I'd also contend that offside is not really a necessity for soccer to produce good and entertaining matches - hockey did away with it decades ago and kept the change. Offside severely limits options for chance creation, while henka allows for different vectors of attack: banning henka would be much more like implementing offside than doing away with it.
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    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    Yeah I don't think the prizes are a conspiracy, just that they hand them out a lot less in recent years.
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    Videos-Kyushu Basho 2022 - Days 1-15

    Sorry to enter in on your unblemished topic, but I thought I just have to share something about today's video from Chris. I know many of you warned about speculation, and of course he speculates. But now I've seen him doing something I really hate: He's lying to his audience to drum up a fake narrative. Surely someone who has been watching lower-division sumo as long as he has must know that Makushita pairings are done based on record. However, in this video and a previous one he chose to say that Shiden vs Asanoyama would be an appropriate finale (when they clearly cannot fight each other) and then suggested the NSK was favouring Asanoyama somehow by not giving him the imagined bout with Shiden. What utter tripe. I still generally like Chris' coverage but there's just no excuse for such an intentional lie. Again, sorry for coming into your thread just to complain about someone else. But it is the video thread for this basho, right?
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    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    I didn't believe in Tobizaru. I do now!
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    Trivia bits

    Thank you for the correction, I had so many tabs open and must've closed some before deciding what I would do with that info. This changes things slightly: Mitoizumi and Kotonishiki both competed in Juryo in Nagoya 2000, but they did not have a match (probably because Mitoizumi missed days 8 and 9). I've edited to show this.
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    Trivia bits

    Today, Asanoyama defeated Tokushoryu in a Juryo bout. This is the first time that two winners of the Emperor's Cup have faced off in Juryo. After an inefficient but hopefully thorough search, I have determined that the only Makuuchi winners who subsequently dropped to lower divisions were Wakanami (Yusho in 1968, J in 1969), Tagaryu (Yusho in 1984, J in 1988-91), Kotofuji (Yusho in 1991, J in 1994-5), Mitoizumi (Yusho in 1992, J in 1999-2000), Takatoriki (Yusho in 2000, J in 2001-2), Terunofuji (Yusho in 2017, J and lower 2018-2020), Tokushoryu (Yusho in 2020, J in 2021-22) and Asanoyama (Yusho in 2019, J and lower in 2022). EDIT: As Asashosakari pointed out, Bishuyama (1955), Takamiyama (1984) and Kotonishiki (2000) also competed in a juryo tournament before retiring and there are others who dropped but did not compete. Nagoya and Kyushu 2000 are therefore the only other tournament where two former Emperor's Cup winners competed on the Juryo torikumi - Kotonishiki at J1 in both did not face Mitoizumi, who competed at J7 and J11.
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    Bench World Cup 2022

    That doesn't line up with what I was told about my entry, but no worries on my end as it has been accepted.
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    Bench World Cup 2022

    You should have received an email from Kurosaki on the 13th. Please confirm if this is not there and I will get him to send it again @Nekonishiki Banji
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    Bench World Cup 2022

    I thought Achiyama was saying that Kaba had the issue in only sending a lineup for Round 1, where he needed to send 3 rounds. @Jejima ?
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    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    It looked a lot more to me like he tweaked his knee while on the rope, then tried to balance on it and it gave way / was painful so he lept from the dohyo. Edit: From Chris' angle, you were definitely correct. Looked really bad actually.
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    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    Kotoeko's win just now was incredible. I'm not sure what style of dance to call that, I think hip-hop is something different... but the name resembles that action!