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Bench World Cup 2014

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It happens every two years (including the European Championship)...

But the football (soccer) World Cup 2014 in Brazil is nigh (if they finish building the stadiums.), so time to start thinking about the Bench World Cup.

[Two summers ago I visited the Manaus stadium (still being built), deep in the centre of the Amazonian jungle. It was VERY hot and VERY humid - no place to play any sport.... Oh, that is where England will face Italy in their first match.... Good thinking ;-)]

Rules will follow at some stage in the near-ish future (probably May).

But.....

There are only 32 places available to play this (popularish) game.

Put your name in the thread below to guarantee your place ;-)

First come, first served.

I usually get asked if 'friends' (who are not interested in sumo, but like football/soccer) of players can take part. Well, not yet. We want sumo gamers/fans if at all possible. However, if (nearer the time) we have not got the 32 players needed, I'll open the game to 'others'.

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Nice one, Jezz. Me and Chocshoporyu are up for this. I think this means he'll probably have to join the forum. Will sort it out.

I'll try to rope the Owl in as well, but I think he's more of a baseball man.

Cheers.

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mee too!

(after totally failing with my NCAA Basketball 2014 Tournament bracket, this should be a cakewalk!)

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Nice one, Jezz. Me and Chocshoporyu are up for this. I think this means he'll probably have to join the forum. Will sort it out.

I'll try to rope the Owl in as well, but I think he's more of a baseball man.

Cheers.

I am more of a baseball man, but I enjoy soccer (as we provincials call it) too -- even saw a quarterfinal when the cup was in the US. So count me in!

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I'll give this a shot too. Got to be more interesting than my NCAA brackets. I'm bottom of the list at my work place so there had better be a good booby prize.

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Me too.

Since this is Off-topic anyway, here's a nice picture:

8192%20win.jpg

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Reminds me of the immortal story- An ad agency puts out an ad in the paper- "Looking for a male, 20-25, muscular, good looking, with acting abilities for a commercial."

About 200 guys come to audition. The last guy comes in, 80 years old, leaning on a cane, no teeth etc..

"Excuse me, but are you sure you're in the right place?"

"Yes, I just came to tell you -don't count on me.."

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Reminds me of the immortal story- An ad agency puts out an ad in the paper- "Looking for a male, 20-25, muscular, good looking, with acting abilities for a commercial."

About 200 guys come to audition. The last guy comes in, 80 years old, leaning on a cane, no teeth etc..

"Excuse me, buy are you sure you're in the right place?"

"Yes, I just came to tell -don't count on me.."

I knew there might be someone that wouldn't get it, I never for a moment thought it would be you.

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Reminds me of the immortal story- An ad agency puts out an ad in the paper- "Looking for a male, 20-25, muscular, good looking, with acting abilities for a commercial."

About 200 guys come to audition. The last guy comes in, 80 years old, leaning on a cane, no teeth etc..

"Excuse me, buy are you sure you're in the right place?"

"Yes, I just came to tell -don't count on me.."

I knew there might be someone that wouldn't get it, I never for a moment thought it would be you.

I was reminded of this joke. Doesn't mean I didn't get it..

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Me too.

Since this is Off-topic anyway, here's a nice picture:

8192%20win.jpg

I hate you. :'-(

Well, and admire you, obviously, but the frustration... (Sigh...)

Edit: Just to avoid misunderstandings - I do not, repeat, do not, intend to play Bench WC. No joke.

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Reminds me of the immortal story- An ad agency puts out an ad in the paper- "Looking for a male, 20-25, muscular, good looking, with acting abilities for a commercial."

About 200 guys come to audition. The last guy comes in, 80 years old, leaning on a cane, no teeth etc..

"Excuse me, but are you sure you're in the right place?"

"what took you so loooong to call me ?" (my change)

But the football (soccer) World Cup 2014 in Brazil is nigh (if they finish building the stadiums.), so time to start thinking about the Bench World Cup.

According to a Brazilian humorist/journalist, the stadia are ready, the only thing we have to build is a country around them.

[Two summers ago I visited the Manaus stadium (still being built), deep in the centre of the Amazonian jungle. It was VERY hot and VERY humid - no place to play any sport.... Oh, that is where England will face Italy in their first match.... Good thinking ;-)]

England and Italy don't play football anymore. They act as if they did, but they dont'. :-P Silly joke apart, there are many things they didn't think about.

Count me in.

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So far, we have the following players.....

Not quite half-way.

We still need 10 more players - before asking for 'friends and family', can we try and drum up support on the other foreign language forums?

I will send a message to the Bench Sumo Mailing List, and to the Sumo Talk Forum.

1. Jejima

2. Fujiko

3. Jakusotsu

4. Pandaazuma

5. Chocshoporyu

6. kuroimori

7. Kintamayama

8. ScreechingOwl

9. Kotononami

10. Mukonoso

11. Doitsuyama

12. Mmikasazuma

13. Leonishiki

14. shumitto

15. Achiyama

16. Neko

17. Maguroyama

18. Saruyama

19. Furanohana

20. Rubensan

21. Pitinosato

22. chishafuwaku

23.

24.

25.

26.

27.

28.

29.

30.

31.

32.

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Count with me

Portugal 1-0 against Germany! Ronaldo scores.

chishafuwaku

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Bumping up - as we still need nine more players to make this game work....

1. Jejima

2. Fujiko

3. Jakusotsu

4. Pandaazuma

5. Chocshoporyu

6. kuroimori

7. Kintamayama

8. ScreechingOwl

9. Kotononami

10. Mukonoso

11. Doitsuyama

12. Mmikasazuma

13. Leonishiki

14. shumitto

15. Achiyama

16. Neko

17. Maguroyama

18. Saruyama

19. Furanohana

20. Rubensan

21. Pitinosato

22. chishafuwaku

23. Harumataikai

24.

25.

26.

27.

28.

29.

30.

31.

32.

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