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The April 2015 Issue of Bowlers Journal Interactive is out NOW!

April 15th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

The April 2015 Issue of Bowlers Journal Interactive is out NOW!

The start of the Major League Baseball season has us contemplating a call to the bullpen. Check out our story in the Technique section of our latest issue of Bowlers Journal Interactive, called “Pitching Change,” in which Team USA head coach Rod Ross explains why it may be time to evaluate and possibly change the […]


ESPN’s “30 for 30” Documentary on Pete Weber Debuts at Film Festivals

April 8th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

ESPN’s “30 for 30” Documentary on Pete Weber Debuts at Film Festivals

After months in the making, the ESPN “30 for 30” documentary about PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber, “The Bad Boy of Bowling,” is making its debut at film festivals around the country on its way to a yet-to-be-announced premier as part of ESPN “30 for 30“ series. “It’s been a secret until now, but […]


IBMA Now Accepting Applications for the 2015 Chuck Pezzano Scholarship

April 3rd, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

IBMA Now Accepting Applications for the 2015 Chuck Pezzano Scholarship

CALLING ALL COMMUNICATIONS STUDENTS! The International Bowling Media Association Chuck Pezzano Scholarship is awarded annually to worthy students who are high school seniors, vocational seniors or current college students. Up to three (3) scholarships per year may be awarded to a high school senior, college or vocational school student based on the applicant’s credentials. Any […]


‘You Don’t Want the Bumpers. Life Doesn’t Give You Bumpers.’

February 21st, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

'You Don’t Want the Bumpers. Life Doesn’t Give You Bumpers.'

We don’t normally offer opinions on Academy Award “Best Picture” nominees. But this year, we’re making an exception. Our pick: “Boyhood.” And we make that selection even though we haven’t seen the film. Yet. Check out the trailer, especially at around the 48-second mark, and see if you don’t agree with us.


‘PDW’ Stars in ‘This Is SportsCenter’ Spot

February 18th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

'PDW' Stars in 'This Is SportsCenter' Spot

For the first time in the 21-year history of ESPN’s iconic “This Is SportsCenter” commercial series, a bowler is playing a starring role. And that bowler is the sport’s most recognizable star, PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber. The Weber promotional spot made its debut in conjunction with the live ESPN telecast of the USBC […]


Check out the Feb. 2015 Issue of Bowlers Journal Interactive!

February 12th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Check out the Feb. 2015 Issue of Bowlers Journal Interactive!

The first issue of Bowlers Journal Interactive of 2015 is here, and we’re celebrating! Celebrating the PBA Tournament of Champions, that is, which is enjoying its 50th anniversary this month with the PBA Barbasol Tournament of Champions at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis. Be sure to check out PBA Xtra, where we provide video and insight […]


17-Year-Old High School Bowler’s Story Continues to Astonish

February 5th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

17-Year-Old High School Bowler's Story Continues to Astonish

If you read Keith Hamilton’s “Leading Off” column in our January issue, you already know about this astonishingly resilient 17-year-old high school bowler from Chicago, Mike Partipilo, who continues to compete after receiving a heart transplant. His need for a transplant was brought on by cardiomyopathy, a disease that plagues the heart muscle. Justin Breen […]


Watch for More Bowling Spots on ESPN Networks

February 4th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

ESPN’s family of stations are now airing a new PBA promotional spot for this Sunday’s live telecast of the USBC Masters finals (1 p.m. Eastern). The new spots feature the Grateful Dead song “Franklin’s Tower” and its lyrics, “roll away…” The PBA on ESPN tagline remains, “Love the Lanes.” PBA fans also should watch for […]


Daktronics — South Point’s Video Display Maker — Is Featured on CBS Program

February 3rd, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

In the May 2014 issue of Bowlers Journal International, we introduced you to the new South Point Bowling Plaza with a special hard-hat tour of the then-under-construction facility. In the December 2014 issue, we provided a “first look” at the new bowling competition venue. Now, we’d like to take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of […]


Weber ‘Out-Melts’ Papelbon in ESPN ‘SportsNation’ Poll

September 25th, 2014 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber, visiting Los Angeles to “star” in an upcoming ESPN “This is Sports Center” commercial, was invited to make a surprise appearance on ESPN’s “SportsNation” program, and participated with hosts Michelle Beadle, Marcellus Wiley and Max Kellerman in a fan-interactive game called “That’s how I roll…” The almost nine-minute segment closed […]



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