Watch for More Bowling Spots on ESPN Networks

by Bob Johnson 0

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 the debut Sunday of a new “This Is Sports Center” spot featuring PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber.

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson has received more national writing awards than any other bowling writer — close to 70 over the course of his 40-year career. He began at age 16 as a staff writer and then assistant editor for the weekly Pacific Bowler newspaper in his native California, and within three years was writing feature stories for Bowlers Journal. He has written for the magazine ever since, except for a five-year span when he was hired as the founding editor of another magazine. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and spent 13 years in the Windy City, including five as Bowlers Journal’s Editor. In 1975, Johnson received the Robert E. Kennedy Award as California’s top undergraduate high school journalist. Five years earlier, on the lanes, he had shared the Bantam Division Doubles championship in the Orange County Junior Bowling Association Championships. Today, he continues to work full-time for Bowlers Journal as its Senior Editor, to write his popular “Strikes Me” column, and to edit Luby Publishing Inc.’s weekly business-to-business Cyber Report.

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