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Completed watching the 1990 PBA Tour Season via Youtube, and here are my thoughts:

-Wow...another year and Walter Ray goes winless again. (But killin' it in horseshoes in 1990)
-Where was Pete Weber?  Seemed like he only participated (or cashed) in around 10 tournaments.  He still managed 2 Titles and around $90,000 in winnings!  And did he marry the Kim Schultice(sp?) lady that ABC said was his fiance and who they showed during the Fair Lanes Open?
-Jim ("Always let them see you sweat") Pencak had one helluva run. btw, His redheaded wife is very interesting looking.
-Many matches seemed unexciting and somewhat boring for the 1st time since I have been watching via youtube...Folks winning like Lawrence, Warren and Polombi just felt kinda bland to me. However, seeing McCordic miss a 'single pin spare' in the 10th to lose a match was heartbreaking.
-Baltimore native Wiseman gets his first two titles!
-Toyota Classic might of been best tourney to watch from start to finish.  
-My Mark Williams and his wife questions were answered:  He did divorce Karol and married a lady named Kim. (They show Kim on the Toyota Classic telecast)
-Amleto, quietly wins another Player of the Year honors.
-Mark Roth fell off rather quickly and Wayne Webb is all but irrelevant after starting the 1980's so strong.

***1991 is next***

One more thing, the Dick Weber coming out of the suitcase for Choice hotels commercial was my favorite during the telecasts.
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Completed watching the 1990 PBA Tour Season via Youtube, and here are my thoughts:

-Wow...another year and Walter Ray goes winless again. (But killin' it in horseshoes in 1990)
-Where was Pete Weber?  Seemed like he only participated (or cashed) in around 10 tournaments.  He still managed 2 Titles and around $90,000 in winnings!  And did he marry the Kim Schultice(sp?) lady that ABC said was his fiance and who they showed during the Fair Lanes Open?
-Jim ("Always let them see you sweat") Pencak had one helluva run. btw, His redheaded wife is very interesting looking.
-Many matches seemed unexciting and somewhat boring for the 1st time since I have been watching via youtube...Folks winning like Lawrence, Warren and Polombi just felt kinda bland to me. However, seeing McCordic miss a 'single pin spare' in the 10th to lose a match was heartbreaking.
-Baltimore native Wiseman gets his first two titles!
-Toyota Classic might of been best tourney to watch from start to finish.  
-My Mark Williams and his wife questions were answered:  He did divorce Karol and married a lady named Kim. (They show Kim on the Toyota Classic telecast)
-Amleto, quietly wins another Player of the Year honors.
-Mark Roth fell off rather quickly and Wayne Webb is all but irrelevant after starting the 1980's so strong.

***1991 is next***

One more thing, the Dick Weber coming out of the suitcase for Choice hotels commercial was my favorite during the telecasts.

 

Reactive in the early 90's almost killed Pete Weber's career. His snap around the ball release proved to be too strong for those covers. But he adapted. He went to a crazy amount of under pitch in his fingers and a Scorpion wrist brace to get him to slow down his action. You'll see the brace from 97 to about 2000


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I completed my watching of the 1991 PBA tour....on YouTube.   Very entertaining year that could of been even more entertaining and enjoyable if they didn't Suspend Pete Weber for 6 months right in the middle of the year.  I don't get it.  Babe Ruth, Mantle, Namath.  They all partied, drank and caroused without major suspensions.  Pete needed a better lawyer?  Was it that bad?  Heck it's all "Off Camera."   Jeez, let a guy live and have a personality.  Who would wanna always have to watch "robot" Dave Ozio or "boring' Parker Bohn on every telecast?  Not me. Give me PDW, Voss, and Holman anyday.  Guys you love or love to hate.
   
   Anyway, back to the recap and thoughts on the play on the lanes in 1991:  It was mostly entertaining due to great matches that featured key and infamous gutter balls (Ballard, Jr.), 2 successful conversions of the 7-10 split (Mazza, Stayrook), finally a win for Walter Ray (funny to say that now), a relieved Ferraro win,  Mazza's tears of relief and joy after his first PBA title in Florida, and a Grand Return by Pete Weber in November when he threw 3 straight strikes in the 10th, to beat Ballard and haunt him even more. 
Great Season!  Much better than the 1990 tour.  And one where Pete Weber is again (probably) denied Bowler of the Year due to his lengthy suspension.

   Also of interesting note after this season:  WRW: 32 years old 6 PBA Titles,   PDW: 29 years old, 18 Titles,   Norm Duke: 27 years old, 3 titles.  
Weber with such a big lead in titles over these 2 guys!!!  What happened?  I will soon see.  Now it's on to watching the 1992 Events (And from looking at the Youtube comments, no more NBC Fall Tour broadcasts with Jay and Earl...bummer.)

PS:  Best Wives moment was when Stayrook's wife (Cathy?),  and Ferraro's wife (Gloria),  sat right next to each other during a tense match at the Tucson Open and pretty much had that same "scrambled eggs" hairstyle the was actually popular in the 1980's.

PPS:  During this season we also witnessed maybe the worst shot ever when, in the title match, Wayne Webb threw the ball off his ankle and instantly in the gutter.  I forget the tourney but it was insane and so surprising to see.  (I had seen Voss do that but it was on a spare chance I believe)
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