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dicnic

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Notice the Difference in PBA & PWBA Shows?
« on: March 09, 2003, 03:47:21 AM »
At the risk of offending the PWBA I wonder if those who watched both TV shows this afternoon noticed what I did. Regardless of the size of the tournament/venue/arrangements the male bowlers created some excitement (in addition to PDW) while bowling. They exhibited emotion, pumped fists in the air, got the crowd into it etc. etc. On the womens show, nobody cracked a smile while bowling, no matter what happened. They showed no emotion and could have been walking down the street or watching a dull movie. No wonder nobody is interested in watching womens bowling on TV. And when are they gonna get rid of those pantyhose and shorts? yeeeccchhhhh!!!  
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Re: Notice the Difference in PBA & PWBA Shows?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2003, 06:56:14 PM »
what exactly would you like them to wear?
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Re: Notice the Difference in PBA & PWBA Shows?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2003, 07:02:49 PM »
I also noticed this. I couldn't watch it all. Found it rather boring. Not the women bowlers so much as the atmosphere around the whole show. I think the women bowler deserve more than what they get or what they are showing. If they did show some emotion it may help them with sponsors. Gotta build excitement
(or is that Pontiac). Anyway.. I like watching them, if it was just a more exciting atmosphere..

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Re: Notice the Difference in PBA & PWBA Shows?
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2003, 07:21:22 PM »
LOL Eddie...it didn't just seem like a rebroadcast...it WAS a rebroadcast  

Dicnic...if it is any consolation, there are members that would not shed a tear if hose were no longer a part of the dress code.  I know one regional member that has joked about just adding in the fine to the weekend expense and was just going to hand it over to the regional director...she hasn't done it yet though...and I am not going to name the region  I don't have a problem with the shorts, and am just glad that the skirt requirement went by the wayside several years back.

As to crowd excitement, I have to wonder how much prize fund contributes to the manner in which fans get involved.  Just musing out loud, but it is probably easier for the fans to get involved when it is $40-100K on the line as opposed to a 1st place check that is substantially less.  Let's face it, WRW took home a check today that is larger than the proposed prize fund for one of our entire events...

Another factor, again just musing, might be the live nature of the PBA telecasts as opposed to the taped shows that we had most of last few seasons.  

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Re: Notice the Difference in PBA & PWBA Shows?
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2003, 07:27:53 PM »
Michelle, I hope you get there. Would be great watching you on TV!
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Re: Notice the Difference in PBA & PWBA Shows?
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2003, 07:46:23 PM »
i think the women look AND act more professional than the men. the pba USED to be like this---too bad they still don't.

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Re: Notice the Difference in PBA & PWBA Shows?
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2003, 08:05:30 PM »
Michelle,
You and me both!!! About the telecasts, I mean...
I wouldn't cry too hard if the panty hose rule went away, but - I live in Oregon, and have the typical "Oregon Tan" (read really white skin...) so I don't think that the spectators would love the look with shorts.

And - on the other side of the discussion - the PWBA is the only organization left for women's bowling that requires this kind of dress code. I kinda think it sets them apart a bit.

And - another thing - regarding the telecasts. PWBA telecasts are under produced, boring, and I personally watch them with the sound off...
the men can be a little TOO energetic and psyched up, but it's interesting to hear what they have to say.
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Re: Notice the Difference in PBA & PWBA Shows?
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2003, 08:10:46 PM »
Those women are all about as tight as nuns, the dress code should just be penguin suits and everybody would finally get the PWBA.  It raises money for charity.
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Re: Notice the Difference in PBA & PWBA Shows?
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2003, 08:13:49 PM »
Maylbe wearing a thong would create more interest.
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Re: Notice the Difference in PBA & PWBA Shows?
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2003, 08:46:28 PM »
Michelle - I agree with pretty much everything you said.  I saw an article in the BJ that said wouldn't it be awesome if the owners of the PBA bought the PWBA too and made it something special.  I would love to see the day that happened!  I'd probably definitely go to a national stop then!  Unfortunately until then, it just doesn't make sense financially to do it.

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Re: Notice the Difference in PBA & PWBA Shows?
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2003, 09:10:07 PM »
who cares about the non-bowling general public ? the telecasts aren't designed for them anyway. the pba and pwba need to be concerned with professional bowlers---professional level of play and professional behavior.

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Re: Notice the Difference in PBA & PWBA Shows?
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2003, 09:26:39 PM »
Do you notice when pwba televises events that you typically see the same few ladies each time? The men had fresh faces nearly every week. Many first time winners. Why doesn't this happen on the women's tour?

Is it because the $$$ isn't there to attract the talented amateurs? I think the increased prize fund helped get those mega buck amateurs to start participating.

My point is, that seeing one telecast seems like you've seem them all. I watch a lot of bowling and couldn't even tell you when that even t was held they rebroadcast today?

I'd hate to see the ladies tour fold.

What can I do to help? I watch all the tournaments and have even been to one a while ago in Richmond Va.

I can learn just as much from the women as I can from the men.
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Re: Notice the Difference in PBA & PWBA Shows?
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2003, 03:29:57 AM »
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What time do the matches come on ?
I see posts about them but don't get up til 11:30 or 12 on sundays pacific time, then i got work at 2.



Too late. This was the last one until next October. Where have you been?
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DON DRAPER

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Re: Notice the Difference in PBA & PWBA Shows?
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2003, 04:47:05 AM »
the pba shows ARE good---just not as good as they used to be. i want to watch the BOWLING, not the b.s. i think there are many who share this opinion.

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Re: Notice the Difference in PBA & PWBA Shows?
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2003, 06:06:38 AM »
I can live without the crotch chops and the trash talking but there needs to be excitement.  If I want to watch the trash talk I'll watch the NBA.  I like the ladies tour shows better than the men's.  They are professional and the bowling is excellent.  If the shows get boring I go make a sandwich and come back.  In fact bowling like most sports shows I have running in the background.  I don't like to sit and just watch tv.  I'll be working while the hockey game, football, autoracing or bowling is on.

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