Off for the day of work, and finished with some Pharm studying, I sat to watched the PBA plastic ball Championships. What a wonderful idea. It got people outside the sport to jibber about it. Buzz really wasn’t created. Buzz is higher functioning than a couple of TV broadcasts using the topic as a segway into other commentary. My thoughts: Of course the Cheetah pattern was used with less volume to “safe face” using the equipment. I do not think the commentators said enough about the other “equalizer”, the lane oil.
The bowlers themselves showed a bit of their true selves. It is quite clear Chris has been working with someone (or just maturing) because transitions from ball to placement to the walk back to the chair all had a different, determined feel…Good For Chris. This is the look and in keeping it regular are what we have been wanting to see him get to the past few years. There have been fleeting moments, but this is not a notion. This is much more real. Though he could win the tournament, and then he was steamrolled by PW, who had an amazing shot.
Match two I almost fell asleep, and would awaken to the brightness of shirts. When I see argyle, I think at the very least ‘nerd’ OK, whos’ marketing the geek (or does he really have no conrtol over what he is wearing.) Then I reallize “IL Guy” is a dichotimy: reserved bowling personality, but seem focused steady in in control. His shirt is not cotrolled in any sort. Perfect. He doesn’t need to look at his shirts, only his opponents have to, and get suckered into the visual red maze of confusion. He’s the real thing. He had nothing to lose. He didn’t quake and emotionally stayed in the program. Cargyle really has only luck on his side: he seem all over the place, and well, this also plays out in his shots.
I am beginning to feel old. Those which were commentating, now working on Halls of Fame as the generation to help pass the knowledge onto the new ones. I grew up bowling with these guys. Have my own personal stories about many of them. I see Tom Clark sitting there, instrumental is pushing the story of my Ebay auction, now doing wht he loves (and the $$$ will follow) There aren’t many people passionate about bowling like him.
Very nice trophies, but I am quite fond of crystal.
There’s my 2 cents