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#193729 - 03/05/16 01:30 PM Re: Reno Bowling Stadium - 2016 Open [Re: goobee]
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Originally Posted By: goobee
are people really getting an unfair advantage from watching other people bowl?


Call me a perfect example. I got to watch Matt McNiel live last year. I sat right behind his pair and watched every frame he threw. Didn't miss a single shot of his historic third All-Events Eagle. Not to mention the rest of his group...which for the most part all bowled really well, too.

You'd think I would have picked up something that would help me on the lanes. Nope. Nothing. I stunk.

But I'm just a house bowler who has no real chance of doing anything great at nationals.

How about the PBA and USBC Hall of Famers crowded around studying him as well? Based on their scores, I'd conclude that merely watching a good bowler bowl a pattern, doesn't really give you much of an advantage. Maybe great bowler can get a few decent ideas. But decent ideas don't automatically translate into great scores.

And to further add to the discussion, take a look at Erik Vermilyea's group last year. They were really the first really big name team to stroll into El Paso. Without the advantage of seeing anyone else bowl, the took the Team All Events lead by 700 pins. And the rest of the super-star teams sitting at home watching...didn't even come close to knocking them off the top spot. It was maybe one of the best team performances in the history of the tournament, and it was done without NEEDING to watch other great teams bowl.

All I'm saying is...I think its a tragedy we're losing the livestreams.
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