Team USA/Olympics

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  1. Dumars4Ever

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    I played ping pong for years in the family basement with my brothers. No way I could hang with any Olympic-level players, but I'd eat you for lunch, Dlev. :stirthepot: :fight2:

    (unless you ever seriously played in competitive tournaments or something like that, in which case I might have to wuss out on backing that up)
  2. BillLaimbeer

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    Yea, trampoline is amazing....and they don't even use the safety walls like my neighbors' trampoline has...

    I hate when I accidentally see a result that I'm planning to watch on prime time later.
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    WE are just going to have a little tournament so I can put both of you in your place. I don't lose at ping pong. It's just not in my DNA. :gun1:
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    I thought I was really good at ping pong when I got to college. So I ended up joining the club team. Big mistake. Those dudes were on another plane. I went from beating everyone that I knew to being embarrassed on a weekly basis. They were nice, but clearly frustrated with my inability to return their spinners.

    As with most things, there is always someone better out there.
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    I watched some olympic table tennis, it was amazing.

    Is there really a trampoline event?
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    Yeah, it's on the same day as the sumo wrestling.
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    I just looked up men's olympic trampoline. Looks like the finals are on tommorrow at 5:15am PST. If I didn't have to leave for work, I would probably stay and watch it. Damn. Why did they put this on Tuesday morning, and have solo cycle trials on Sunday during prime time?
  8. TaS

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    Trampoline is really pretty similar to watching gymnastics. They obviously get more air, so they can do much more.
  9. coynejeremy

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    My wife loves me being an hour ahead of her (while I'm here in IN finishing an internship) because I can tell her what the results are before she watches it on TV. She sometimes has trouble dealing with the suspense. :MusicBigGrin:
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    Anyone worried about Bogut and his all-of-a-sudden 3pt shooting ability? :MusicBigGrin:
  11. TaS

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    I like his game a lot. Too bad he's not on the Pistons.

    Should be a fun game to watch coming up.
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    my buddy at work was telling me a similar story...he said he couldn't even return seemingly-simple serves from those guys
  13. BillLaimbeer

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    These stories of amazing ping pong players....that's me that you are talking about. I welcome all challengers.
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    That Greece/Argentina game was absolutely fantastic. Delfino erupted for like 18 points in a row LOL, and Manu is just insane.

    Noc is hurt, and they'll prob get stomped tomm, but what a game!
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    Here's a sport I don't find interesting to watch at all: women's field hockey. The bottom of the sticks are too short to manipulate the ball effectively and consistently. In addition, it makes my back hurt watching the players all bent over constantly.
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    We go to all the UM field hockey games. Well, at least the ones on sunny and warm weekend afternoons.

    Despite several seasons of doing this, I still haven't clue one what the rules are. As far as I can tell the referees blow their whistles randomly.

    It's fun to watch though and the games are reasonably short.
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    I have never played in any organized tournaments, however, I can play pretty good. One thing is certain, anyone who calls table tennis "ping pong" can`t deal with me!!


    Please see above!!
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    I had T.T [P.P.] game too. Did some tournaments and mostly got laid open.
    I did win a D level tennis match, beat 4 guys. When up to C and got laid open.
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    P.S. you got to watch some of those T.T. guys , they have illegal paddles and serves
  19. TaS

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    My game transformed when I switched to the penholder, gave up the long pips, and went to a blade with inverted sponge (and speed glue underneath). From that point on, I was a comitted 3rd ball hitter and my rating went from a 1900 to almost 2550. Sure I had some run-ins with the ITTF and the USATT when I turned down a spot on the US high school traveling team, but by that time, I was ready to just play recreationally anyways.

    At this point, it has been over 2 weeks since I have played, so I'm sure I'd get smoked if we put a tournament together. I better just stay out of it.
  20. TheeTFD

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    I never got a rating for pong. But my chess rating was a lofty 1295.
    Gees TaS you sound like the guy we had to watch out for.

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