Been a while since I posted about bowling. Have been fairly consistent over the past few months. Averaging 219 across both leagues… 216 in 1, 222 in the other. Had a 786 with a 289 last week. I broke my performance down by month and by game, which is kind of interesting:
High game: 290, Low game: 170. 21 games of 250+, 34 games sub-200.
And, below the fold you can find my full series data for the entire year:
I think this will become a regular month-end piece. You probably don’t care… but, well, I don’t care that you don’t care. Anyway, I’m still subbing in my dad’s league on Tuesday nights and bowling my league on Wednesdays.
Last night was the 1st quarter playoffs, and we started out tied for 2nd place, 5.5 games behind the #1 team. We needed to win at least 11.5 games (out of 17). My team only bowled average, but we somehow won 16 points and took home the round. The 1st place team rolled over for us. This guarantees us a spot in the year-end playoffs and gets us some extra cash (the league is weird in that money is paid out based on position finished during each quarter, and then a bonus to each team in the playoffs based on final position).
At the end of September, I noted that I wanted to go the whole year without throwing under 600. Alas, as soon as I wrote that, I shot under. But, every other series this month was over 630, including my first 700 of the season. Dropped about 1.5 points on Tuesday, but gained almost 4 points on Wednesday. Overall average: 216.67.
I’m trying to understand why I’m 7+ pins different between the 2 leagues. Probably just variance.
As a Philly sports fan, I’ve grown up as the ultimate pessimist. From 1983 through 2008, the city had 0 major championships across the 4 major sports… 100 seasons without one (‘Nova won a championship in 85 in ncaab, Penn State in 86 in ncaaf). 0-7 in championship finals during that span, with at least 1 loss in all 4 sports. Pretty much, we expect to lose. The Phillies are the losingest team in any sport in history (aided by a very long season and 125+ seasons, of course).
So any day when 2 Philly teams are on national TV and win… it’s a big thing to me. Villanova’s 5th ranked Wildcats played in the finals of a tournament in Puerto Rico, aired on ESPN2. Close in the 1st half and early in the 2nd, they pulled away late and won by double digits over Ole Miss. Airing at the exact same time on NBC (doesn’t anyone know not to do this to me?!?) was the Eagles v Bears. Of course, since the never know what to expect out of the Birds, I’m always nervous while watching. They didn’t disappoint, trading the lead back and forth and displaying timid play-calling late in the game when trying to sit on a lead. The Bears had a shot to win in the final 2 minutes, but thankfully Jay Cutler sucks… because Andy Reid’s prevent defense was ripe for the picking.