Congratulations on Bowler of the Week. What did you change in your game to get your score boost?
I had just the right amount to drink, not too much, not too little, and I stared all night at the little arrow in the middle. That, and I tried to incorporate some of Lula’s patented leg-kick-into-deep-knee-bend form. I was being the ball I guess.
You were boasting about your 200+ game before you finished? What was going on there?
Oh no, I wasn’t boasting. I pointed out the scoring screen to your team because I needed independent confirmation that I wasn’t imagining things. I usually get a few strikes or spares per game and this game I had 9 in the first 9 frames, or ‘hands’ as I like to call them. It is entirely possible that the appearance of a boast caused a disturbance in the force and led to the near-mis 9 on the 10th ‘hand, costing me what would’ve been a perfect game as measured by 10 extra-point ‘hands’. That 9 felt like taking a no-hitter into the bottom of the ninth inning and giving up a bloop single. Those were still the 9 strongest innings of my career, but not boastfully.
Your team picked up a much needed win. Do you think you’ve turned the corner after the midseason losing streak?
Well it was a really good showing for us after a bit of a free-fall into 11th place. I’d say that yeah, we’ve turned some corners for sure. We turned the wrong way out of the gate like I usually do when driving, and now we are turning back again thanks to the on-board nav system and some steady improvement across the ranks. Every haze roller has the ability to win points, so we’re all excited to try and finish strong. These next 2 weeks are key in trying to eke out a spot or two and avoid those top-tier buzzsaws come playoff time. And it looks like 10th place is only 6 points behind 4th place right now…
First J-Dawg broke 200, then you. Who’s next?
Wow – never thought I’d see the day for myself – though I knew J-dawg had it in him. Lefty is the odds-on fav next 200-breaker. He’s knocked on the door only to mis-time his smoke breaks and beer-line waits, causing some lost focus. So my money is on Lefty, but you know, J-dawg and Imoan have been in St John, and with that R&R boost watch out for I-moan on her next games.
Can you guys make a run at the title?
We’ve shown flashes of big scoring and some chemistry – and most importantly unpredictability. So you never know if we might be sandbagging our way through the mid-season to help catch you off-guard come playoff time. Then again, we might not. So you see what I mean, right?
Any other comments?
None of us had ever bowled more than once every few years (?) before this league thing. I was part of the party – your party – where the idea was hatched – and I gotta tell you it has been outstanding for all of team purple haze. I could not have imagined having a ‘bowling night’ but now Tuesday nights rock. Nice job on the league!
I also have to give a nod to Lula and H-stein – who not only have brought some strong games to the table, but the style points are second to none. They both have special moves after big ‘hands’ – watch for them…