(EUGENE, OR) BREAKING NEWS: Annual Family Thanksgiving Ping Pong Tournament under threat of cancellation due to league lock out. Details to follow. Stay tuned for late news out of the negotiations between union representatives and management taking place now in Eugene. (Sports fans, this doesn’t look good.)
And, from ESPN El Ocho: Speculation is high that the league lock out will continue, necessitating the cancellation of the 2011 Tournament of Champies. Rumors of point shaving, pay for play and intentional forfeiture during the 2010 tournament are as yet unsubstantiated according to unnamed sources familiar with union negotiators.