Carla Whitehead said:Hi Tim and Theo this is a great subject being that I just had this discussion with someone on putting on C&T website the shot for each tournament. But bowling is a skill game. Some of us have dedicated a great deal of time to practice and some of us just want you to put a shot out their conducive to their game. What happen to being challenged? We complain when we go to a local tournament and the shot is tuff. But every year we travel to USBC and other tournaments knowing that the battle is on, why are we so critical of our own and so acceptable of others. I will gladly advise of the next shot and still their will be complaints. Some will conquer and some will fail, it's apart of the game. Wes Mallott owns the scorpion shot and other pros know it, but still they accept the challenge. Fox said it best what happen to lesson, what happen to reading and what happen to figuring out and playing what is given not what we think should be given. If there are some errors charge it to the mind not the heart.
Not trying to speak for Tim, but I think his point was just that: other professional sports don't broadcast what is to be expected. Why should bowling? Just because USBC and others inform the bowler of the pattern doesn't necessarily mean they should. One thing I would like to know if anyone could answer is why do they let the bowlers know what kind of pattern is out there?