Posts Tagged ‘Ping Pong

03
Nov
09

Bruce Lee Would Be Able to Beat Me Up

This video isn’t new, but I have been long-remiss in never posting it. If you have ever played ping-pong and thought, “Hey, I could do this a lot better with nunchuks instead of a paddle,” this video is definitely for you. Apparently it’s an ad for Nokia in China, but regardless, it is a real video featuring Bruce Lee playing some ping-pong with the aforementioned nunchuks and then using them, with a bit of sandpaper, to light a cigarette. Awesome!

[With Leather]

02
Sep
09

China Lets Ping-Pong Master Paddle His Balls Around

Img214217358Wow, living in China sure seems like fun. For instance, if you are the reigning world champion in table tennis and a two-time Olympic silver medalist like Wang Hao and you want to have a girlfriend, up until very recently, it was forbidden. The 25-year old was banned from dating other players in the national ping-pong program until team officials relaxed their stranglehold on Hao and allowed him to pursue a relationship with Peng Luyang, a 23-year old former member of the team.

“Both of them are old enough and it’s normal,” Peng’s coach, Qiao Yunping said.

As part of their ridiculously tight control over their national athletes, China’s state-run sports system generally bans athletes from dating or marrying until they reach a certain age. As well, many of their winnings are redirected BACK into the system — but then, that’s communism.

Wang has been in this situation before, when in 2004 he started dating another ping-pong player, Fan Ying. Chinese officials booted her off the team for the infraction with Wang receiving no outward punishment. The reason? His world ranking was much higher than hers.

As Sean Connery says in the immortal action classic, The Rock, “Losers whine about doing their best, winners go home and fuck the prom queen.”

[Stuff.co.nz]

26
Feb
09

A Lot of Celebrating for a Little Ball

You don’t usually think of ping-pong and excessive celebrations, which is I guess where comedian Adam Bobrow is coming from in making this video. It’s not HILARIOUS but he does have some pretty good dance moves and I’d love to see real athletes do something like this…

20
Feb
09

Pedroia Can’t Stop Winning Trophies

pingpong71Now an annual event, the Red Sox held a ping-pong tournament yesterday for a segment on Comcast Sportsnet. Last year’s winner was Mike Lowell but unwilling to not acquire more hardware, Dustin Pedroia took home the “coveted” golden paddle award besting his double play partner Jed Lowrie in the finals. Look at that maniacal grin on Lowrie’s face though, that’s the look of a man possessed, watch out Julio Lugo.

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[Boston.com]




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