Steve Is Bored contemplates the rise of table tennis.
Now that poker (the new hockey) has become mainstream programming, I recently read that the next big thing in televised sports will either be darts or ping-pong. The latter might have an edge because Killerspin (the ‘Nike’ of table tennis) is marketing Biljana “Biba” Golic as the ‘Anna Kournikova of table tennis’ (except that Biba can actually play).
According to Killerspin, Biba is 2-time Yugoslavian Champion in singles and mixed doubles, Balkan Champion in mixed doubles, and the Mediterranean Doubles Champion. Biba is a phenomenal athlete with a very aggressive style.