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Dan Seemiller for USA Olympians 2020.   Why not?

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Go, coach. 
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show it off to those pingsters, pongistas and ttssimos! thank you for the energy you want to throw at them, that's love of the game at its best through indirect encouragements to the youth, I hope they catch the sacred spirit, what you have done for the game and the country and that you want to pass on. I am verbose yet speechless, it's so beautiful.
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I read in Chester Barne's book that, in his prime Dan Seemiller had the fastest loop in the world along with Hasegawa, the  1967 World Champion , also with a modified grip.

I also heard Dan Seemiller was drafted by Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team as a pitcher.

It is like the athlete Dan Seemiller & artist Eric Boggan but I wonder if Dan has Eric's touch to pull it off in the modern game using anti. I have seen Dan chop off the table very well when caught out of position but I don't think it will work with anti these days.

So IMHO may be Dan will be better off with long pips on the off side ?  It may take him a month or two at worst to adjust but not 200 years like it would take for an amatuer 1400 schmuck like me. My feeling is that current young attacking players will slaughter anti like it is nothing, even the crazy Dr.Neubauer like anti rubbers. I doubt if even Eric would have any luck , though Eric & Dan play sort of different styles with Dan depending on his powerful loops & Eric with his backhand block etc

Unless of course if Dan feels using long pips is below him (I doubt he is) because there are many players in this sport who think their racket is holier than everyone elses.

Even if he does not make it, I can see him being a spoiler for some poor player who cannot handle Dan's style.

If he makes it, he will be the oldest athlete at Olympics I am pretty sure.

I saw this crazy match at US Open 2006 where Dr.Neubauer had India #2  Roy (or something,  easily 2700 )  down 2-0 like (11-2 & 11-3) before Roy adjusted and won the match , So anything is possible (for a much higher level champion like Dan)
  



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Very inspirational.  Best of luck, Coach Seemiller.
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It took until nearly 1:00 of the vid for me to know his main point.

The main point should be communicated clearly very early on.

He started with all the supporting points, doing that for a full minute makes someone watching the vid not know if the vid is to sell something or announce something.

if the main point is communicated within the first 10 seconds, all the key supporting points would be more valuable.

That said, Dan has been around and done a lot, (a lot more than 10x of me) he deserves a shot to train up. Let's follow this.
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His GoFundMe page...Good Luck Dannyboy :)

"Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling" 



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With all respect but this is ridiculous
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Go for it! May the best player win the trials.
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really the most talented we have
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Originally posted by bars bars wrote:

really the most talented we have
Yeah of course in the 70s though. Now, we have a kid named Kanak and another called Nikhil. You should look them up.[Just a word of caution, they look like they are from India but don't judge they were born here in the USofA, just like Danny.]
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I think it cool, why do only kids get help...just because we get older does not mean that we have to lay down and let life go by just so we can enjoy sports when we are young, if you are able to beat people then I say go for it and don't let age be the deciding factor or the opinions of others...
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Originally posted by wilkinru wilkinru wrote:

Go for it! May the best player win the trials.

Exactly - true meritocracy.
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Originally posted by Decin_Nebo Decin_Nebo wrote:

I read in Chester Barne's book that, in his prime Dan Seemiller had the fastest loop in the world along with Hasegawa, the  1967 World Champion , also with a modified grip.

I also heard Dan Seemiller was drafted by Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team as a pitcher.

It is like the athlete Dan Seemiller & artist Eric Boggan but I wonder if Dan has Eric's touch to pull it off in the modern game using anti. I have seen Dan chop off the table very well when caught out of position but I don't think it will work with anti these days.

So IMHO may be Dan will be better off with long pips on the off side ?  It may take him a month or two at worst to adjust but not 200 years like it would take for an amatuer 1400 schmuck like me. My feeling is that current young attacking players will slaughter anti like it is nothing, even the crazy Dr.Neubauer like anti rubbers. I doubt if even Eric would have any luck , though Eric & Dan play sort of different styles with Dan depending on his powerful loops & Eric with his backhand block etc

Unless of course if Dan feels using long pips is below him (I doubt he is) because there are many players in this sport who think their racket is holier than everyone elses.

Even if he does not make it, I can see him being a spoiler for some poor player who cannot handle Dan's style.

If he makes it, he will be the oldest athlete at Olympics I am pretty sure.

I saw this crazy match at US Open 2006 where Dr.Neubauer had India #2  Roy (or something,  easily 2700 )  down 2-0 like (11-2 & 11-3) before Roy adjusted and won the match , So anything is possible (for a much higher level champion like Dan)
  


I played Danny a few times in the 70s.  I have no idea if it was the hardest loop in the world at that time (hard to measure) but it sure felt like it!  If you misjudged the spin off his anti and played a little too safe you would pay the price when he stepped around and ripped it.  I always managed to get 10 points (21 point games) BUT the times I played him he was not yet at the top of the US and probably he was looking ahead to later rounds were his opponents were more of a threat.. He went through a period where his level took off like a rocket.  Another thing I remember was the dude had insanely strong legs.
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I enjoy the journey, the dude is blooming and explodes his intact youth through an aging body that he respects and trains wisely. There will be a lot of food for thoughts for him after the run, the way he'll see people seeing him will teach him even more about who we are in the game, he is reaching to the next level in his tt life, he wants more, way to go!

I do not want to stir the pot but...let's say he plays Nikhil and somehow Dan is on fire like once in 10 years while the siltty dude is momentarily doubting, we are deuce in the 7th, Nikhil could lose the 2nd spot to another player than Dan or get it for himself if he wins: what is Dan deciding there? does he take the win if he can? We know he can, a 2 point match in that drama would favor the old dog given the stakes; so what is Dan deciding here? I have no clue of course, both possible ways are respectable and I can only watch. That kind of thought may stir a lot of dark or enlightened energy in people's heart, it is important to see his message in what I think will be a big party, a love fest for the man!

btw nobody yet made the joke about "why not mjamja then?",  I thought I'd throw it out there, but man! heavyspin will start thinking then.

I'll put in $50 since I did the same for Billy when he went to Taiwan or Acudadave when he opened his club (I still got the t-shirt!!!).

GO DANNY!




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With all respect but this is ridiculous

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'Dan Seemiller for USA Olympians 2020.   Why not?'

  Bring it on, uncle Dan. Show 'em. Cool
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Originally posted by stiltt stiltt wrote:

btw nobody yet made the joke about "why not mjamja then?",  I thought I'd throw it out there, but man! heavyspin will start thinking then.


Thanks for the mention. Qualifying for the Olympics is too lofty a goal for me. I have my sights set on the USA team at Houston 2021 Worlds. If I can average a 10lb weight loss each month for the next 15 months, that alone (without rigorous TT training) should get my game to a 2400/2500 level. I may set up a "go starve me" page. 
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They said we'd never put a man on the moon. Happy to support both Dan's GoFundMe Olympic campaign and Heavyspin's GoStarveMe USA team effort.
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interested in 2020 or 20121 Olympics should be willing to play in the Mens or women's Open Singles event 2019

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Originally posted by heavyspin heavyspin wrote:

Originally posted by stiltt stiltt wrote:

btw nobody yet made the joke about "why not mjamja then?",  I thought I'd throw it out there, but man! heavyspin will start thinking then.


Thanks for the mention. Qualifying for the Olympics is too lofty a goal for me. I have my sights set on the USA team at Houston 2021 Worlds. If I can average a 10lb weight loss each month for the next 15 months, that alone (without rigorous TT training) should get my game to a 2400/2500 level. I may set up a "go starve me" page. 

My funding drive will start in 2033 in preparation for my run at the World Veterans O80 Tittle.  At the rate Danny is declining and the rate  I am improving it is possible I will have a shot at him and others by then.  Of course my best chance will be later in the O90 event.

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already 1/3 in with $4k, out of the 12K hoped for.
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I may set up a "go starve me" page.

I'm sorry but it is not clear to me in what form or forms would be advocated in support of the GoStarveMe initiative.

Thanks,
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Hi Donn, I imagine he means some kind of a pledging site where people engage themselves in taking food away from him so he would loose weight. It has a lot of value. The conversion between $$ and lbs to get rid of is of a delicate nature though; anyway I see there is always a possible shot when talent and determination go hand in hand and Mr. Seemiller's positive energy is already branching out. Go Heavyspin! We'll all find something cool to think about ourselves supporting him, that's what I like in his journey :)
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Hi,

As I contemplate the GoStarveMe initiative and its support, one contribution that may be contributory could be termed the "belt motivator" process.  It goes like this: To the designated address, send one trousers' belt per month for 15 consecutive months, with each belt one size smaller than the prior month.  At the end of this journey, you are where you want to be.

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Maybe an actual long enough belt is enough and he can add new holes with a drill? A YouTube video showing the monthly happy drilling sounds like a cool ceremony. When the resting end of the belt after the hole in use becomes too long after the furthest usable belt loop, threatens to hang and wobble and the infamous loop back in is not an option, it’s cutting time and then we party for good! 
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Originally posted by DonnOlsen DonnOlsen wrote:

Hi,

As I contemplate the GoStarveMe initiative and its support, one contribution that may be contributory could be termed the "belt motivator" process.  It goes like this: To the designated address, send one trousers' belt per month for 15 consecutive months, with each belt one size smaller than the prior month.  At the end of this journey, you are where you want to be.

Thanks, 

It was actually a toss up between GoStarveMe and Don'tFeedMe and I went with the former. 

Just to be clear that I'm not intending take Danny's original message lightly, I supported his campaign earlier today. I'm probably 0-7 against Danny in my career and that included several matches when I was near my best. I only recall one of those matches where I made it interesting. Dan has the mental game and knows how to train. I'm curious how high he'll take his game again.
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GoStarveMe could be a money collecting device that ships meals and ingredients for meals, sends daily emails about nutrition and how to cope with the pain to go through eating right. The chosen hero only eats and drinks what he buys with the debit card he gets from GoStarveMe and all donors and only them can see the list of stuff the person intakes, if possible in real time yum-yum and no cheating! LOL. The contender keeps reporting openly about the spiritual side of letting go something to get something yet unknown.
It will be interesting to see people borderline graduating, when they know they win and enjoy the right food for the right life and they talk about it with their own words. I can even see a possible franchise there, I mean <ahem> a community.
I'd be curious about Danny's diet to prepare for such a journey.


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"I'd be curious about Danny's diet to prepare for such a journey."

He'll probably end up eating a lot of crow.
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Originally posted by Odie Odie wrote:

"I'd be curious about Danny's diet to prepare for such a journey."

He'll probably end up eating a lot of crow.

I know the odds are slim on him making the team, but I also know he'll do everything possible to make the team.  I would do the same thing is his spot.  There is no shame in losing, but he would regret not giving it all he has.
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