Numbers make sports better. Baseball is a game built on batting averages, ERAs and now OPS. Football offers quarterback ratings and yards after catch. Basketball, taking a page from hockey, offers plus/minus ratings. Other than league averages, bowling has been statistically lacking. Some of the elite keep a tally of their perfect games. At the PBA level, we know about the number of titles for some of the stars but little else. That's what makes what the PBA offered during the recent World Series of Bowling intriguing. The tour partnered with Lanetalk, a Swedish internet company, to track all 195 bowlers during the WSOB. For instance, for the PBA World Championship, there were 8,701 games rolled. The average score was 215.Read More


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