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BT

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USA TODAY - The World of Tenpins
« on: May 02, 2003, 05:29:17 PM »
Ran across this article on USA TODAYS site this morning and, thought you all might want to read it. Written by Tom Clark titled "TV's been great for bowling, but needs to do more". He has some excellent ideas regarding the content of the telecasts. One I have wanted to hear more about during the telecasts is what ball they are using and, info gathered by the CATS system! Like : "Immediately after the release of each ball thrown, the speed of the ball, board on the lane hit, and rev rate should appear using CATS".

Unfortunately his last column posted date was 3\2002, so I dont know if it's still alive?

Anyway, just thought it was worth a look for some of you here.

BT

PS: I emailed Tom Clark to see if he is still doing this column....

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/bowling/clark/2002-01-22-clark.htm

Edited on 5/3/2003 8:36 AM

 

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Re: USA TODAY - The World of Tenpins
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2003, 08:47:15 AM »
If you get a reply, could you let us know?  Thanks.
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Re: USA TODAY - The World of Tenpins
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2003, 10:20:37 AM »
Sure will.

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Re: USA TODAY - The World of Tenpins
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2003, 08:39:08 AM »
Tom Clark replied to my email this morning. He writes a column in Bowlers Journal at this link:
http://bowlersjournal.com/the_messenger/

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Re: USA TODAY - The World of Tenpins
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2003, 10:14:36 AM »
WOW,

Now THAT would be an exciting & interesting show to watch!

I can just picture how much fun it would be to watch a show with those improvements & how it would really help give an idea to the viewer how the SPORT of bowling is played.

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Re: USA TODAY - The World of Tenpins
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2003, 10:25:22 AM »
Would be great to see all of that on the shows! NASCAR has done it more and, more and, I know for me it has made it way more interesting to watch! Maybe the TV networks will wake up some day and, realize this as well?! Dont get me wrong, I like WRW's and, enjoy checking out his intricate details of his face BUT, I would rather spend that time looking at his balls.