2 Handed Bowling Still a Topic of Discussion…Really??

As always, the two-handed game seems to be a topic of discussion — shocking, I know.

At the US Open, Joe Paluszek’s jersey got quite a bit of attention. On his jersey, “Joey Pants” had a bowler’s silhouette that resembled a two-handed bowler with a crutch as one of his arms.

This obviously is making the argument that the two-handed style is essentially a crutch for those that can’t bowl effectively one-handed.

That, coupled with the recent success of Jesper Svennson and Jason Belmonte at the World Series of Bowling, has gotten a lot of people talking — even more so than before.

I for one am shocked that we’re now this far into the two-handed era and we’re still talking about this. Why does it have to be good or bad for the sport? Why must it be so black and white?

Why can’t it simply be just another part of the sport?

After all, it’s pretty evident that it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. So why continue to complain about it? What good can come of it? To those that continue to make it an issue, what outcome are you hoping for?

Because I just don’t get it. It isn’t going to be banned. And no one is going to change the way they bowl because of you or the way you feel. So why let it bother you?

I’m not necessarily for it or against it, personally. Bowling is bowling, at the end of the day. It doesn’t bother me if people bowl left-handed, right-handed, or two-handed. It just doesn’t matter to me. It just doesn’t effect me personally.

Belmo isn’t the best bowler in the world right now because he’s two-handed. He’s the best bowler in the world right now because he’s bowling better than every other bowler in the world.

And for those that think it’s so easy and so advantageous, why aren’t you doing it? Is it that you can’t? Maybe it isn’t that easy, after all.

Are there a lot of two-handers bowling well and having success right now? Sure. But for every one great two-hander, there are a TON of really, really bad ones.

I just wish people would quit the whining and complaining and move past it. All these years of crying about the state of the two-handed game and what has it gotten you? What has changed? Absolutely nothing.

3 thoughts on “2 Handed Bowling Still a Topic of Discussion…Really??

  1. Bryan Y. says:

    Baseball fans argue endlessly about the Designated Hitter. One handed vs. two handed will forever be a topic of dispute in the sport of bowling.

    And where can I see a pic of Joe’s crutch jersey?

  2. Timothy Collinsworth says:

    THE PEOPLE THAT WRITE BOWLING ARTICLES WANTS TO LEGITIMIZE IT BY CALLING IT A TWO-HANDED BOWLER.

    EVERY BOWLER BOWLS TWO-HANDED AT SOME POINT.

    THE DIFFERENCE IS THEY ARE NO THUMB BOWLERS.

    CALL IT WHAT IT IS DONT GLORIFY IT. EDUCATE THE PUBLIC THAT THEY ARE NO THUMB BOWLERS!

    I HAVE INVENTED AND PATENTING A BOWLING DEVICE FOR THE THUMB. IT HAS TWO NAMES. RIGID THUMB PRO-tector™ and or BOWLING 2HANDED NO THUMB™ by NTRGRIP™. NO THUMB RELEASE GRIP™ I WILL BE LAUNCHING IT SOON.

    YOUR THUMB WILL NOW BE PLACED IN THE RIGID THUMB-tector™ AND WILL STAY ON DURING THE RELEASE. IN ADDITION IT ELIMINATES FRICTION FROM THE BALL AND
    CURES THUMBS. HENCE FEELS AS IF THE THUMB IS NOT IN THE BALL. BOWLING 2HANDED NO THUMB™ BY NTRGRIP™.

    YOU CAN BOWL 20 GAMES IN A DAY WITH NO THUMB PROBLEMS. JUST LIKE THE NO THUMB BOWLERS JASON BELMONTE. THAT IS WHAT I CALL THEM. NOW DONT CONTINUE TO CALL THEM TWO-HANDED BOWLERS. PLEASE!!

    PBA MEMBER SINCE 1982

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