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bcw1969

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Who is your favorite PBA Bowler of all time?
« on: September 26, 2017, 10:34:23 PM »
Mine would be Earl Anthony. His focus and concentration were phenomenal, and he had such control over his physicality.  My brothers and me loved to watch him growing up.

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Re: Who is your favorite PBA Bowler of all time?
« Reply #61 on: March 11, 2018, 01:27:53 PM »
Mr.Dick Weber

Kind of surprised no one had mentioned Don Carter, the original and first sports millionaire.

No one, not anyone was better under pressure than Mr. Bowling. Until he retired, Dick Weber was just 2nd best.
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Re: Who is your favorite PBA Bowler of all time?
« Reply #62 on: March 11, 2018, 01:39:19 PM »
Mr.Dick Weber

Kind of surprised no one had mentioned Don Carter, the original and first sports millionaire.

No one, not anyone was better under pressure than Mr. Bowling. Until he retired, Dick Weber was just 2nd best.

I have heard he really got screwed due to bowling politics (ugh) which might be some of why he is under appreciated.
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Re: Who is your favorite PBA Bowler of all time?
« Reply #63 on: March 11, 2018, 08:56:27 PM »
My favorite is Amletto Monachelli


I absolutely love watching him bowl.
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Re: Who is your favorite PBA Bowler of all time?
« Reply #64 on: March 12, 2018, 07:56:13 AM »
Mark Roth and Marshall Holman bring back great memories.

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Re: Who is your favorite PBA Bowler of all time?
« Reply #65 on: March 24, 2018, 10:21:27 AM »
Every major change in environment ended some careers.  Shellac to lacquer hurt the old full roller types like Ned Day whi dominated prior to the 50's when lacquer became the primary lane finish.  Urethane lane finish, and urethane ballsended the careers of the great Strokers of the late 60's like Stefanich, Hudson, Neff.  Resin probably didn't end any more careers than the other major changes.  Resin hurt the cup wristed slow hookers if they couldn't learn how to generate ball speed.

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Re: Who is your favorite PBA Bowler of all time?
« Reply #66 on: March 10, 2019, 01:32:39 PM »
Sorry late to the party....but

Norm Duke - current favorite
Earl Anthony - I always loved his cool, calm demeanor with a killer passion for the sport
Walter Ray Williams Jr.

I would of loved to have seen those three compete against each other in their prime.

Amletto Monachelli does a bowling clinic every year in my town. I heard from my friends that he's a heckuva nice guy.
I think I'll go meet him this year for some bowling tips.

Not a fan of two-handed bowling.

I must say that my two favorite bowling personalities are/were:
Nelson "Bo" Burton Jr. & Chris Chris Schenkel.
The best announcers I ever saw or heard call a game.
Bo would also give invaluable tips to improve your game during the PBA telecast on ABC.
Those guys really got me psyched to go bowling ASAP (league day could not get there fast enough). Those guys got me to love the game. I would get so excited to go bowling I would get a rush opening the bowling center doors and the smell of the lanes. I would get goosebumps I was so excited.
That is why I bowled and why I do it today.

Sadly, their last telecast on ABC was on  June 21, 1997 - where I bowl league today.
I saw the last telecast on TV...as I did not miss many of those telecasts.
One of my teammates was at the lanes during the tournament.

Sorry for the rant down memory lane. Its just that those guys were my favorites and a big reason why I bowl today.
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Re: Who is your favorite PBA Bowler of all time?
« Reply #67 on: March 11, 2019, 06:18:42 PM »
1st Earl Anthony-silent assassin
2nd Marshall Holman-fire and brimstone
3rd Norm Duke-nobody can play on the outside of the lane with the feathered roll like he can

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Re: Who is your favorite PBA Bowler of all time?
« Reply #68 on: March 12, 2019, 04:48:42 PM »
1. Pete Weber
2. Parker Bohn III
3. Mike Aulby
4. Norm Duke
5. Brian Voss

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Re: Who is your favorite PBA Bowler of all time?
« Reply #69 on: March 12, 2019, 05:51:20 PM »
i always loved watching mike fagen.
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Re: Who is your favorite PBA Bowler of all time?
« Reply #70 on: March 12, 2019, 06:04:26 PM »


The man, the myth, the legend.  Just kidding so glad Earl won that day over disco Ern.  Probably even Ern's mom was cheering for Earl.
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Re: Who is your favorite PBA Bowler of all time?
« Reply #71 on: March 12, 2019, 09:08:28 PM »
Mark Roth, and Pete Weber. Mark Roth for his natural talent. The original cranker style. How many steps are you going to take today mark 5,6,7,8 unreal. Pete Weber for the best release the sport has ever seen. Both tenacious competitors. On the left side of course earl, and I always enjoyed watching Steve cook bowl. Big man with a ton of power, yet smooth.
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Re: Who is your favorite PBA Bowler of all time?
« Reply #72 on: March 12, 2019, 10:16:48 PM »
1. Dick Weber -  A true gentleman and ambassador to the sport
2. Mike Aulby  - smooth and cool under pressure - and a super nice guy
3. David Ozio - see above
4. Robert Smith - more rpm than my car idles at
5 Earl Anthony  - smooth and ice water in his veins

Honerable mention PB3,Marshall Holman,Chris Barnes
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