Saturday, March 20, 2010

Legends of Bowling Video

Let's continue our leisurely stroll down bowling's memory lane with this video of the televised finals of a quirky 1980 mini-series called "Legends of Bowling." In the finals, Earl Anthony, Donna Adamek, and Ed Lubanski, the man who once shot two consecutive 300 games on television before the PBA Tour came into existence, took on Tom Baker, Pat Costello, and Harry Smith in an unusual format in which the bowlers had to throw strikes and convert pre-determined spares scored in a special way.

Yes, the series was corny, but it's still nice being able to watch these genuine bowling legends compete. And if you look closely, you'll see Lubanski throwing his ancient rubber ball with an old-fashioned two-fingered grip.


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