The following is a CNN sports news video. It originally aired on the Early Start show. The video was uploaded to CNN on July 2, 2012.
Tom Spicer is 9 years old. What he does in the video is bounce a ping pong ball into a cup in various scenarios. Looked at in edited form, he does have some great tricks. But the girls in the CNN studio seem way too excited over this. Do we know how many times this kid tried each trick? This would need to be live and unedited to see how good he really is. Did he try each trick 5 times? 100 times? 200 times? We don’t know.
As general entertainment value, the video is fun to watch. But I was expecting someone who actually played ping pong and did great tricks with the ball and paddle. What is Tom Spicer going to do when he grows up? Become a professional beer pong player?
This video was provided courtesy of Neil Spicer, who is Tom’s father.