With Opening Day in the rearview mirror, the Stool Streams crew now shifts its focus to tomorrow afternoon's debut of Table Tennis. Time is running out to submit your picks for tomorrow's contest, but if not, or if you'd like to change them, we have you covered. We have three matches on the schedule that you can make picks on through the PlayBarstool App right here.
Remember, if you go 6-for-6 in your picks during ANY broadcast, you win a share of the $500 progressive jackpot. Let's see what we have ahead for tomorrow afternoon (2 PM ET start).
Match 1 (PFT Commenter vs. Smitty)
Numbers to Know: PFT went 2-6 in quarantine matches vs. Hank
Quotes to Remember: "Smitty is an ultimate competitor. He takes things very seriously." - PFT Commenter
"The best part of my game is what is outside of my game." - Smitty
Analysis: PFT has played hundreds of matches over the course of the last few months, while Smitty hasn't touched a paddle aside from shooting promos last week. It would be stunning if Smitty pulled this one out.
Question 1, Series Score/Winner
Question 2, Total Points - Game 1
Match 2 (Frankie Borrelli vs. Hubbs)
History: 29-9 Hubbs in exhibitions
Numbers to Know: Hubbs lost to producer John Foley in a recent exhibition (21-8, 21-18) on July 27.
Quotes to Remember: "Nobody can get in my head more than myself. Hubbs is never going to get in my head, because I'm already there first." - Frankie
"I will get in his head and allow him to make every mistake. He'll crumble with a service error." - Hubbs
Analysis: This is as even of a rivalry that we have here in the Barstool office. Literally anything can happen when these two are staring each other down on the opposite ends of the table. I'd be shocked if this series didn't go the distance.
Question 3, Series Score/Winner
Question 4, Margin of Victory - Game 2
Match 3 (Hank vs. Jake)
History: At least 100 exhibitions, Jake has won 80-90% of them (unofficially).
Numbers to Know: Jake defeated Hank 100-54 during the PMT Grit Stream. Hank's longest winning streak vs. Jake is three games (all on July 26).
Quotes to Remember: "I'll give it to him, he might be the best person in this office at Ping Pong, however, he has a basically broken foot. He's going to be playing on one foot, I'm going to expose him for that." - Hank
"It's going to be an uphill battle, I'm not going to be 100%. But it's not an excuse. I'm going to be ready to play." - Jake
Analysis: Hank and I will close the stream out with what many are saying will be a classic. While I may have him beat historically, the sprained ankle factor is going to make it much tougher. No excuses. I will be putting it all out there.
Question 5, Series Score/Winner
Question 6, Total Points - Entirety of Match
Let us know if you have any questions regarding the broadcast, picks, app, etc. We're live on YouTube and here on the website at 2 PM. Jeff D. Lowe and I will be in the booth for the first two matches, and PFT will be filling in for me to close things out. Good luck and we'll see you tomorrow.