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Re: Revolutionary Athletes

Postby Madison » Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:20 pm

Old_Style wrote:Dick Weber revolutionized bowling... ;-7


Actually the equipment did most of that. We're a long way advanced from the old rubber bowling balls now. :-D Granted, there is a two hander on tour now that is trying to revolutionize the game (he doesn't put any fingers in the ball). I guess if you want to talk revolutionary in bowling's past, Mark Roth could/would be considered the first "cranker", and professional bowling is a power game at this point compared to the old days of nice and easy.

Funny though, the pros had a tournament two weeks ago where they were all forced to use a plastic ball. Created enough buzz that PTI (Pardon The Interruption) had a segment about it. They talked about doing the same thing in other sports, such as the old wooden rackets in tennis and the old clubs in golf. And Wes Malott (top dog this year) didn't participate in the plastic ball event (and then won again this week).

Anyway, the PBA provided each bowler with a plastic ball, all of them exactly the same one. Chris Barnes managed to average 249 for the week with a plastic ball, which is mind boggling. 8-o He didn't win, some power player did (I forgot the guy's name, he went 122 tournaments without a win so I don't remember offhand what his name was :-b ). Pete Weber finished second. Was interesting to watch the guys try to bowl with the type of ball they usually only use for a few spares. :-D
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Re: Revolutionary Athletes

Postby Mookie4ever » Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:06 pm

Madison wrote:Was interesting to watch the guys try to bowl with the type of ball they usually only use for a few spares. :-D


You can watch bowling on TV?

That's got to be worse than watching golf. Golf at least has some scenery. Bowling must be like watching curling without the Canadians.
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Re: Revolutionary Athletes

Postby Metroid » Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:10 pm

knapplc wrote:
hardcore wrote:Then debate it..problem is you can't cuz you got nothing

Dude. Really? It's worth this? :-°

I guess huh? :-b
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Re: Revolutionary Athletes

Postby CadensDad » Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:47 pm

knapplc wrote:
hardcore wrote:Then debate it..problem is you can't cuz you got nothing

Dude. Really? It's worth this? :-°



Wow, you got nothing huh? I guess if Jordan is the greatest then why isn't he number 1 on the points list
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Re: Revolutionary Athletes

Postby Old_Style » Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:52 pm

CadensDad wrote:
knapplc wrote:
hardcore wrote:Then debate it..problem is you can't cuz you got nothing

Dude. Really? It's worth this? :-°



Wow, you got nothing huh? I guess if Jordan is the greatest then why isn't he number 1 on the points list


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Re: Revolutionary Athletes

Postby jlm53089 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:05 am

Revolutionized basketball?
Easy..
Dickey V BABY.

But honestly Jordan was great, had a great team.
But there were greater players before him.
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Re: Revolutionary Athletes

Postby Yoda » Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:21 am

CadensDad wrote:
knapplc wrote:
hardcore wrote:Then debate it..problem is you can't cuz you got nothing

Dude. Really? It's worth this? :-°



Wow, you got nothing huh? I guess if Jordan is the greatest then why isn't he number 1 on the points list


Because he'd rather experience teh suck by pretending to be a baseball player
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Re: Revolutionary Athletes

Postby Old_Style » Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:35 am

Yoda wrote:
CadensDad wrote:
knapplc wrote:Dude. Really? It's worth this? :-°



Wow, you got nothing huh? I guess if Jordan is the greatest then why isn't he number 1 on the points list


Because he'd rather experience teh suck by pretending to be a baseball player


We all know that Stern suspended Jordan, after the first three-peat, because of his gambling problems. Baseball was just something to do to pass the time. ;-7
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Re: Revolutionary Athletes

Postby Neato Torpedo » Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:58 am

Tony Hawk?
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Re: Revolutionary Athletes

Postby Neato Torpedo » Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:59 am

kimchi_chigae wrote:Did Jordan win any championships with the Bullets?


Yoda wrote:
hardcore wrote:Ok genius, what exactly did they do after they left the Bulls? You make a ton of sense. What's the matter
Jordan clowned your Knicks so you try so damm hard to cheapen Jordan


No please continue since you are obviously winning this debate by a wide margin. What did Jordan do with the Bullets?


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