October 06, 2004

Calling Salmacis!: Sorry to use this place as a message board, but I'm a man short for tonight's men's table tennis doubles and need to catch the attention of said SpoFier! Check your inbox!

posted by JJ to navel gazing at 07:21 AM - 13 comments

JJ, great post on the Olympian blog.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:33 AM on October 06, 2004

Got it in time....

posted by salmacis at 11:51 AM on October 06, 2004

Go JJ and Salmacis!

posted by worldcup2002 at 02:09 PM on October 06, 2004

TABLE tennis DOUBLES?! Do they have Air Hockey doubles too?!

posted by StarFucker at 04:38 PM on October 06, 2004

*sigh* I'm even worse than I remember at table tennis.. StarFucker: You wait till you see the pictures of the synchronised doubles table tennis...

posted by salmacis at 04:47 PM on October 06, 2004

We can't call it ping-pong anymore?

posted by Samsonov14 at 05:59 PM on October 06, 2004

Doubles in table tennis is actually doubly difficult. Not just anyone can hit the damn ball at any time. You actually have to take turns with your partner to hit the ball. Meaning if you just returned the ball, the next time the ball comes over the net, your partner has to hit it. It's a pretty devilish twist to the game. Unless they changed the rules.

posted by worldcup2002 at 06:26 PM on October 06, 2004

Table tennis is just ping-pong with an education.

posted by NoMich at 10:35 PM on October 06, 2004


posted by worldcup2002 at 12:25 PM on October 07, 2004

billysaythis - thanks - although, I'm not sure my nun liked it much. Post match analysis available later today.

posted by JJ at 02:35 AM on October 08, 2004

Post-match analysis and post-sport musings now available on the website. Salmacis saved the day!

posted by JJ at 06:08 AM on October 08, 2004

In the end though, all his talent couldn’t outshine the surface of the rubber on his bat, If that's not classic sportswriting, I don't know what that is. I'm really enjoying reading about your exploits, especially when you write about them in that reflective and understatedly funny way. Keep on keepin' on!

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:16 PM on October 08, 2004

Actually, JJ is being a bit kind to me. I was crap (as I warned him beforehand) and it was Rob who kept us in the game. Fun though. I haven't played in *ages*. I got a few photos which are just about viewable after some cleaning up in the Gimp. I'll post them Monday.

posted by salmacis at 04:08 PM on October 08, 2004

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