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    There are other celebrity pro-ams that are televised. Golf comes to mind. I don't think it's a sad state for the game to have a lighter event especially when proceeds are going to charity - and frankly, good on getting it televised at all to raise any awareness for both it and bowling in general. Chris Paul has done a lot for bowling through his career.

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    My guess is that pro golf doesn't have to pay to put their pro am on TV. Maybe the charity could have gotten more if bowling didn't have to pay to put the show on TV.
    I don't know what bubba is talking about but sounds interesting. Explain more or put a picture on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mc_runner View Post
    There are other celebrity pro-ams that are televised. Golf comes to mind.
    Golf is televised every week, so one week of celebrities at Pebble Beach is a welcomed relief. My point was that there is so little professional bowling televised, and even less televised live, that for the PBA to be televising this event yearly is a slap in the face to the very sport that they are representing at the highest level. As for the comment about very few basketball players this year, I was using one group, based on Chris Paul's involvement, to make a point. Perhaps I'll have to forget about my 45 years as a professional writer and make sure I only write for the literally-minded here. Not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobLV1 View Post
    Golf is televised every week, so one week of celebrities at Pebble Beach is a welcomed relief. My point was that there is so little professional bowling televised, and even less televised live, that for the PBA to be televising this event yearly is a slap in the face to the very sport that they are representing at the highest level. As for the comment about very few basketball players this year, I was using one group, based on Chris Paul's involvement, to make a point. Perhaps I'll have to forget about my 45 years as a professional writer and make sure I only write for the literally-minded here. Not!
    lol... No worries mate. I'm a scientific writer, it has to be literal and objective.

    And Like I have said multiple times now; there is more bowling broadcast now than ever before. Maybe not on a medium you are used to but it's there if you know where to look.

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    If you go into watching this with the mindset that it is all in fun and for a charity, you won't have any preconceived notions that this event is intended to showcase the best bowlers in the world.
    They are there to have fun.

    I watched it while I was cleaning the garage. Not something I needed to spend my attention in watching how everyone was playing the pattern, nor what ball they were throwing etc.
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    What were they charged by espn?

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