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#8343 - 04/11/05 12:24 PM What happened to Randy Pedersen Sunday?
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I wonder if anybody on this forum was actually at the TV finals and saw what the "young man in the yellow" did?

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#8344 - 04/11/05 02:41 PM Re: What happened to Randy Pedersen Sunday?
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The first time, some person in yellow got up in the middle of his shot and went to walk out but realized, late, what he was doing and sat back down real quick.. Randy wasn't happy.

The second time, a person in the stands sneezed or coughed just as Randy was in his third/fourth step and he said he couldn't stop but the noise was enough for him to pull his head up a bit and not be able to concentrate on the shot and grab a little bit at the end of it.


PBA, however, was not to happy with Randy's actions toward the people, especially with the second incident where he took TV time to say something to the fan, in a very condencending way.

But it is a sport and these kind of things happen, I do think that Randy did over react a little bit, it isn't like a league bowler bowls in a quiet seating every week, we have to deal with those noises and sometimes have it even worse with drunk teammates.

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#8345 - 04/11/05 03:16 PM Re: What happened to Randy Pedersen Sunday?
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I agree joe. I remember I think it was at the beginning of the season. Some fan took a flash picture of Walter Ray just as he was about to release the ball. And Walter blinked and pulled up out of the shot and left the big four. And Walter kept his composer on camera lol I don't know if he said anything off camera.
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#8346 - 04/11/05 03:59 PM Re: What happened to Randy Pedersen Sunday?
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If I were bowling for big bucks, I would seriously consider ear plugs if noise bothered me. I think though that the thing that really spooks the pros are flashes and movement from people in the bleachers that are located forward of the foul lines, something we thankfully never have to deal with.

I get bothered if a person on my left side within 2 or 3 lanes of me (I am left-handed) goes at roughly the same time I do but gets ahead of me. If I can't block it out, I stop and I can successfully stop at any point prior to release. I don't come to an abrupt stop I just swing without releasing until the ball comes up and I bring it in. Happens about once every couple league sessions. I almost always make a very good, focused shot on the retry for some reason.

Maybe Randy and I should try those peripheral vision blinders they put on race horses.
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#8347 - 04/11/05 05:08 PM Re: What happened to Randy Pedersen Sunday?
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I agree with you guys to a certain extent. But there are some people that don't seem to realize that Randy was bowling for money and had a lot riding on the line. I think from what I observed in in general about today's generation is that most people lack consideration for the other person and a lack of manners and respect. Us league bowlers are not in the situation where Randy was where he had everything on the line. I guess that I'm just too old schooled but right is right, people should have been considerate of Randy's wishes the first time there was an incident. And the PBA should do something to fans who just flash their cameras at a bowler's most crucial time. I think that they should only allow photos taken at certain time. And the TV finals was definately not the time and place to flash cameras.

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#8348 - 04/11/05 05:31 PM Re: What happened to Randy Pedersen Sunday?
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Well I commend Randy for staying as cool as he did. I would have jumped into the stands and chased that guy down lol
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#8349 - 04/11/05 05:45 PM Re: What happened to Randy Pedersen Sunday?
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Don't get me wrong but Randy did have a lot riding on that shot. Mainly his career and exempt status. Which is more the reason why I think something like that shouldn't have distracted him, but then again I am not in his position during that shot.

The only thing I can relate it to is my Mini-eliminator finals appearances, my ABT Finals Apperances, and my league Roll-Off appearances, in a legaue where first place is rewarded with a check for over $1,500 per member.

All of which I have had to deal with people screaming, belching, talking loudly and even the jacka$$ who likes to drop his bowling ball on the lanes, during the opponents backswing.

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#8350 - 04/11/05 10:33 PM Re: What happened to Randy Pedersen Sunday?
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PBA bowlers like Randy SHOULD NOT be getting all upset about this.

Randy is Randy and SHOULD stick to broadcasting.

It's not like Randy has been in every final. He has been on the bubble the whole year.

Randy,.....get over it
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#8351 - 04/12/05 08:05 AM Re: What happened to Randy Pedersen Sunday?
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I don't think he should stick to broadcasting, I do think he should check himself at the door to make sure that he is mentally prepared. But in this format of the PBA everyone deserves a chance, if we don't give that, then we will see the same 7 people every single week bowling on TV, how fun is that too watch.

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#8352 - 04/12/05 09:54 AM Re: What happened to Randy Pedersen Sunday?
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Hey SDBowler are you a big of an Earl Anthony fan as I am. I like the fact that you used Earl as an Example at the end of your post. I made me wonder if you are. Yes I totally agree that Earl would have not let any kind of distraction bother him. You got that right about Earl. I strongly feel the Earl is the greatest bowler that ever threw a bowling ball. Yes [censored] Weber is one of the greatest ledgends, but in my book Earl is tops. I have a big shrine of Earl in my apartment and has been a big inspiration to me and my bowling. Let's keep in touch sometime.

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