Those few of you who’ve perused our mission statement know that Microkhan’s a devoted fan of female billiards. Our favorite player has long been Vivian “The Texas Tornado” Villareal, in part because of the classy way she endured a weirdo kidnap drama. But we’ve recently considered switching our allegiance to South Korean upstart Yu Ram Cha, a 21-year-old protege of Charlie “The Korean Dragon” Williams.
Rest assured, we can already hear you chortling that our Cha fandom is all about her looks—a common theme among the sports’ Lecherous Old Man contingent. But no! We admire Cha (aka “Little Lightning”) purely for her killer instinct at the table, an attribute that recently helped her make history by beating men’s champ Shane Van Boening at a major 10-ball tournament. As we understand it, this was essentially the equivalent of Candace Parker beating LeBron James in game of one-on-one. In other words, a truly remarkable moment in the eternal battle of the sexes.