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Old 04-03-2008, 12:15 PM   #1
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Democratic Candidate Bowls a 37

ClayNation: Obama's promising campaign rocked by 'bowlingate' - CBSSports.com

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ClayNation: Obama's promising campaign rocked by 'bowlingate'
April 2, 2008
By Clay Travis
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Words matter to Barack Obama. But spares and strikes don't. That's the only thing you can conclude after Obama's disastrous game in Pennsylvania. The man who could be president bowled a 37. In 10 frames. Quick ClayNation math tells us that's an average of a paltry 3.7 pins per frame. Obama's bowling score of 37 is less than the number of Presidents we've had -- 43. Unacceptable.
A 37? A lousy 37? This guy wants to be the next President, yet he can't bowl Forrest Gump's IQ?!?!?!


However, what I got out of this article was 13 sports equivalents to bowling a 37:
1. Showing up for a baseball game, being sent to the outfield, picking up a rolling baseball and throwing it underhanded back to the infield.
2. Shooting a 298 during a leisurely 18 holes of golf
3. Insisting on wearing arm floaties for the start of a triathlon
4. Being unable to hit a single tennis ball back over the net to your opponent
5. Dribbling a basketball with both hands while intently staring at the ground as soon as the ball is passed to you
6. Not being strong enough to have a dart reach the board at a bar. Then, putting all your weight behind the dart toss, and hitting a bespectacled man at the adjoining booth in the left earlobe
7. Pinning yourself in the weight room while bench-pressing only the bar
8. Playing croquet
9. Starting the Tour de France with training wheels
10. Driving the Indy 500 without ever shifting out of first gear
11. Showing up for a football game in the state of Alabama carrying a soccer ball
12. Boxing with your thumb inside your fist
13. Each time someone sets the volleyball for you, shrieking and running in the other direction with your hands on top of your head
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:19 PM   #2
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Re: Democratic Candidate Bowls a 37

That's pretty hilarious.

Does anyone else get annoyed at seeing politicians doing stuff like this in a shirt and tie? Can't they loosen up just a little? I mean c'mon you're bowling dude, take off the tie at least.
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:27 PM   #3
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Exactly. Loosen up a bit. I'd love to see a candidate show up in a hawaiian shirt with sunglasses that have these on them:
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I want to go bowling with Obama -- I might win.
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:47 PM   #5
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Re: Democratic Candidate Bowls a 37

Just curious, why is the title "Democratic Candidate" why isn't it just "Obama Bowls a 37"
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:47 PM   #6
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Re: Democratic Candidate Bowls a 37

Pretty funny nonetheless though
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:54 PM   #7
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That is an interesting head line - never occured to me.
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Old 04-03-2008, 01:00 PM   #8
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Re: Democratic Candidate Bowls a 37

I get that it is a joke (except all the major 'news' networks picked it up too), but all I can say is ... seriously? Maybe I'm crazy, but I'd rather have the type of guy who edited the Harvard Law Review as Pres then the guy eating nachos at the bowling ally. Plus, I watch football ... was captain of the football team in high school, played some in college ... and I never go bowling. I might bowl a 37, I don't even know what that number means. I guess this is what happens when you have 6 weeks between primaries and 24-hours of space to fill on CNN.
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Old 04-03-2008, 01:03 PM   #9
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I get that it is a joke (except all the major 'news' networks picked it up too), but all I can say is ... seriously? Maybe I'm crazy, but I'd rather have the type of guy who edited the Harvard Law Review as Pres then the guy eating nachos at the bowling ally. Plus, I watch football ... was captain of the football team in high school, played some in college ... and I never go bowling. I might bowl a 37, I don't even know what that number means. I guess this is what happens when you have 6 weeks between primaries and 24-hours of space to fill on CNN.

After learning Barack had bowled a 37, Hillary challenged Barack to a bowling contest - winner take all.
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Just curious, why is the title "Democratic Candidate" why isn't it just "Obama Bowls a 37"
Not sure really. I could have gone with the title of the article I quoted...

I also could have said "Illinois Senator Bowls Weight of Toddler" or "You'll never guess who bowled a 37" or "Obama Bowls a 37, gets USBC Membership revoked".

I guess after the 120+ post of why it is either appropriate or not appropriate to boo at a baseball game, I wanted to add another element of political skewing to the threshold.

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Maybe I'm crazy, but I'd rather have the type of guy who edited the Harvard Law Review as Pres then the guy eating nachos at the bowling ally.
As would I. However, I'd like to see that said guy who edited the Harvard Law Review can unwind and relate to the common man as well. I mean, what if Obama had gotten ketchup or mustard on his tie? Would we not hear the end of that on CNN or Fox News?
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Re: Democratic Candidate Bowls a 37

Funny with all the news about him and his Preacher all we see about him here is his bowling score. I would have thought that someone would have started thread about his Preacher but I guess when it comes Obama things that may matter just don't seem to matter.
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Funny with all the news about him and his Preacher all we see about him here is his bowling score. I would have thought that someone would have started thread about his Preacher but I guess when it comes Obama things that may matter just don't seem to matter.
Why do you say that?
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Re: Democratic Candidate Bowls a 37

If you want to talk about the whole Obama preacher deal just start up a thread. I don't see why posting this about his bowling score means that we are avoiding the Wright issue.
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If you want to talk about the whole Obama preacher deal just start up a thread. I don't see why posting this about his bowling score means that we are avoiding the Wright issue.
exactly.
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For what its worth the word on Obama is that he's a hell of a basketball player.
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