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A challenge to Chinese ping pong players

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webmaster | 08/02/12

I watched some of the opening round matches of Olympics men’s ping pong Wednesday and have to say that the Chinese contingent is quite amazing.

And while the Chinese display tremendous skill, I wonder how they would fare if the Olympics were staged on my table and in my garage.

First, let’s start with the precision engineering of the tables at the Games. I’m fairly certain these can’t be purchased at Walmart. The tops are flat as a two-day old beer. The legs are as steady as the desk in former Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino’s office during intern interviews.

And the players have more free space to roam than a Wyoming Realtor...


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