A couple of the stories we’ve looked at recently have some pretty substantial updates, so we figured we’d start off the week with a couple updates.
1. The Nashville Predators were last seen being denied ping pong time by Todd Bertuzzi and the Detroit Red Wings. Since then they’ve taught the Red Wings that sharing is caring and maybe the Wings would’ve earned a trip back to Detroit for Game 6 if the Preds knew they’d get to play ping pong. Instead, the Predators put a ping pong table in front of their home stadium and dismissed the Wings from the playoffs.
The lesson, as always, is that table tennis is a universal right, and denying someone that right will lead to negative consequences. The good news is that these awesome shirts are now available, commemorating the incident.
2. Ariel Hsing was invited by Warren Buffett to another rematch in their ongoing table tennis series at an upcoming Berkshire Hathaway event. Looks like Hsing, 16, may have to push the match against the billionaire back as she qualified for the US Olympic Team this weekend. Hsing will represent the US in London at the Olympics this summer. Congrats to Ariel.
3. Unfortunately, not every Olympic hopeful will have the chance to compete. Michael Landers, who was the topic of an NPR story a few weeks back, fell short in his Olympic bid. Landers, 17, plays out of SPiN New York and while he won’t be in London, we’re sure we’ll see him again in 2016 in Rio. Trust us Michael, being a 21 year old in Rio is MUCH better than being a 17 year old in London (this may not make sense right now, and we understand if you’re upset about not qualifying, but this will work out for the better).