Reel to Real: Intense Squash Playa

Now if we were to talk about any sports here on FSR, you would think we would be talking about the Winter Olympics right now. Well sometimes we break the mold for a story so powerful, and we have to feature it. However, this is probably not one of them.

Trinity is a small college in Connecticut, but their accomplishments aren’t small. They have won 11 straight national championships in Squash. You are probably wondering why we even care at this point, but when I saw this story on Chicago Breaking Sports… a movie came to mind immediately. Baset Chaudhry, the best squash player in the nation literally dominated his Yale foe Kenneth Chan. I mean he screamed in his face right after match point, closed the door to the squash court behind him…and when Chan tried to exit the court, Chaudhry shoved him back into the court. Here is the video if you want to take a look:

Earlier, I mentioned a movie that immediately came to mind after seeing this video. Ping Pong Playa came out in 2007, and featured another sport seldom spoke of. The film is a hilarious, over-stylized look at ping pong. Now after seeing that video, try to tell me that Chaudhry’s explosion doesn’t look hilariously similar to a certain movie poster.

If you see any other real life stories that remind you of some silver screen antics, let us know at Subject, Reel to Real.

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