I was fortunate enough to have attended the World Series of Bowling V last weekend in Las Vegas at South Point Casino. As I've said in the past, this event is a bucket list item for any diehard PBA fan, it's simply unmatched by anything else you will ever experience. You have the best in the world from Sean Rash to Pete Weber to Wes Malot who you can meet at anytime during your stay at the South Point. Pete Weber and his wife just sitting at a machine playing the slots or video poker after he just got done playing in a TV taping finals. That's pretty cool!
The other thing you get to see are the new things that the PBA is bringing each year before everybody else does. For instance, this year the PBA has brought blue dyed oil to the lanes. PBA bowlers can now see where the oil is on the lane, this is history in the making. The average bowler sitting at home, thinking they bowl on the same patterns as the pros do are now going to see that don't. This new feature to the PBA tour should help immensely to showing people just what the professionals are up against each and every show.
This year you might have also met former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens walking around the casino, as he was trying to qualify for World Series of Bowling V. It was a struggle for T.O. but lessons were learned and he will be back again to give it another try. I had a chance to do an interview with him while I was there and you'll hear that later this season on the Spare/Time Bowling Show on Sportsradio 1250, WSSP.
If you missed it this year, don't miss it next year!