Ping Pong List #StoryTimeWithEarl

By Earl Bennett
If there was one game in the locker room that caused controversy, it was sure to be ping pong. There were so many guys that would play and self-proclaim themselves the best, but I’ve decided to stir the pot a little. I am a subpar player, but I have seen my share of good and great players on the ping pong tables. Of course all skill players think they are the best. Some defensive players were aggressive, I blame their human nature (sarcasm). The wide receivers/ running backs were more finesse. I decided to compile a list of top players in the locker room. This list will create some buzz because guys took this game seriously! Check out my top 5 below.
*Other guys voted

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Top 5
1. Robbie Gould
2. Brian Urlacher
3. Johnny Knox
4. Devin Hester
5. Patrick Mannelly/Matt Forte

Bottom 5
1. Brandon Marshall
2. Eric Weems
3. Jay Cutler
4. Brad Maynard
5. Anthony Adams

Ping pong was a game that everyone thought they were great at playing. I would love to put together a game where fans who are good at ping pong can play against their favorite players. Robbie had the most time to practice as a “Specialist.” The guy is great at returns, serving and spiking. Rarely saw him lose unless they were playing doubles. Urlacher has the hardest spike out of all the players in the top. I am pretty sure there are some Bears fans who would line up to try and return the spike from Urlacher. The bottom 5 are guys who try hard, but did not have the skill set. Consensus was Brandon Marshall was by far the worse player. Adams, Maynard and Cutler would have their days where they looked like top 5 players but were too inconsistent.

Hypothetically, if I could put together a game of ping pong in Chicago with players. Would fans actually show up to play? If so, would it be doubles or singles? Either way my money is on my former teammates because I know they’re competitive and have skills.
Earl B. Bennett

About Earl B. Bennett

Earl B. Bennett is a retired NFL Wide Receiver who played six seasons with the Chicago Bears.