Wanted to be sure that you saw clips from yesterday's match between co-host of ESPN's Pardon the Interruption Michael Wilbon and 2009 PBA Player of the Year Wes Mallot...


April 10th, 2009 by Kimberly Jessup

After more than a month of friendly taunting and debate, Pardon the Interruption co-host Michael Wilbon accepted the challenge that 2009 PBA Bowler of the Year Wes Malott offered on March 4.

Wilbon traveled south to Lake Wales, Fla., where he competed against Malott in a single-game, 10-frame match on Thursday. A casual bowler, Wilbon totaled an impressive 199. With Malott giving him a 57-pin handicap advantage entering the match, the PTI host surprised the crowd, Malott and even himself, defeating the PBAs top kegler 256-248.

Wilbon said with a smile, I now expect to go home and kick Tony Realis butt, Kornheisers butt, weekend hackers, I expect to kill them.

Malott added: Well see what Tony (Kornheiser) has to say. If he wants to come out, hes more than welcome. Something like this is always good and as long as we have fun with it, it makes the season that much better.

The Malott-Wilbon challenge will be aired as part of the five-week PBA King of Bowling Powered by AMP Energy series, Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET, April 22-May 20, on ESPN. The event took place April 8-10.