Wow, so every year there is a USA Nationals for table tennis. For the past...As long as I can remember, it's been won by people who've been playing for years and years...people who are over 30 years old...So 6 of the 8 top players in the U.S. decided to boycott the event this year because they said the $3000 prize money was not enough (it's actually not after you count the airline fee to Las Vegas, the hotel stay, and the price for the event itself). So who wins it? No other than an acquaintance of mine named Michael Landers.
This KID is 15 years old and is USA national champion! Don't get me wrong though! He is really good but it's just VERY funny and somewhat encouraging to see such a young person win. Just to give you a hint of how well he did...My rating is 1908...His rating is 2377 (the higher the better), and that's BEFORE the nationals. He beat two 2500 players which means he will probably shoot up to 2500 making him a 15 year old who'll be top 25 in the U.S. Holy crap! Check out the list of previous US national champions here, NONE OF THEM WERE UNDER 20 WHEN THEY WON I DON'T THINK LOL.
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He's Four feet tall and hasn't reached puberty yet. He's also a father, as a matter of fact he WANTED to be a father.
"I didn’t know what it would be like to be a dad. I will be good, though, and care for it."
WHAT HAS THIS WORLD COME TO?! His girlfriend looks like an aunt to him. She's about twice his size but only two years older. The thing is, his dad isn't even pissed! How can his dad not be pissed?!
“He could have shrugged his shoulders and sat at home on his Playstation. But he has been at the hospital every day.”
Check out the video of them at the link. THIS IS ABSURD![VIA]
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