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    Howard Stern Show’s Scott "The Engineer" to bowl in PBA World Series
    09/15/10
    PBA News
    SiriusXM satellite radio show to follow staff member’s progress prior to and during Las Vegas event
    2010PBAWSOBHowardStern.jpg2010PBAWSOBLogo.jpgScott "The Engineer” Salem, an avid league bowler who serves as an engineer for SiriusXM satellite radio star Howard Stern (pictured), will compete in the Professional Bowlers Association World Series of Bowling this fall.

    The iconic talk show host plans to follow his longtime staff member’s progress for weeks leading up to, and during, the kickoff event for the 2010-11 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour season.

    The PBA World Series of Bowling, which will be webcast live in its entirety on pba.com's Xtra Frame streaming video service, is a multi-event competition to be held at South Point Casino in Las Vegas, Oct. 24-Nov. 6, 2010.

    Salem, who carried a 218 bowling average in his league last season, accepted the PBA's special invitation to compete in the World Series live on Stern's show last Thursday. Millions of listeners heard his acceptance and Stern's permission to compete.

    "I was like a deer caught in the headlights," said Salem. "I'm very excited. It will be phenomenal to get to bowl against these top of the line, world class guys."

    Stern has long made Salem the brunt of jokes due to his bowling prowess.

    "Scott has been talking about what a great bowler he is for years," said Stern on Monday's show. "Now Scott's going to get his shot. And we'll see. I guarantee he'll choke, bowl a 130 and his excuse will be they oiled the lanes differently. Or maybe it will be a 'Rocky' story and he'll have the game of his life. I can see him working out in a meat locker to get ready now."

    The PBA expects an increase in attention from Stern's audience for the WSOB. Currently, a poll on howardstern.com asks users to vote for how they expect Scott "The Engineer” to perform.

    200910PBACOOTomClark.jpg"Scott is a legitimate high-average league bowler and he is a big fan of the PBA," said PBA Deputy Commissioner Tom Clark (pictured right). "Hopefully bowlers like him across the country will live vicariously through his experience at the World Series.

    "The Howard Stern Show is a pop culture phenomenon," Clark said. "Stern's legions of passionate fans will be extremely interested in how Scott 'The Engineer' does against the best in the world."

    Salem, 57, mentioned on air that he was looking forward to meeting PBA stars Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Chris Barnes. "I don't have high expectations because I know how hard it will be," Salem said. "I understand the conditions they bowl under are much more difficult than typical league bowling. As the date gets closer I'll probably freak out."

    Salem is preparing for the opportunity by beginning a renewed practice regimen and has scheduled an Oct. 8 coaching session from PBA Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia, who recently became the second player to win PBA titles in six decades. Brunswick is providing Salem an arsenal of equipment.

    In addition to Stern’s SiriusXM Satellite Radio stations 100 and 101, Stern's "HowardTV" pay-per-view on-demand television plans to cover Salem's experience leading up to and throughout the PBA World Series of Bowling.

    Stern fans, like all other PBA fans, can follow the exploits of the entire WSOB field by subscribing to pba.com’s Xtra Frame video streaming service. Subscriptions to the upgraded Xtra Frame, with improved video quality and a number of other new features, are available by clicking on the Xtra Frame logo on pba.com’s home page. A special Howard Stern fan Xtra Frame rate for the first five days of the WSOB will be made available soon.

    PBA World Series of Bowling telecasts begin on ESPN on Nov. 28, with the PBA World Championship main event airing live Jan 14-16. ​
     
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    Howard Stern staffer trains for PBA World Series at ITRC
    10/22/10

    By Terry Bigham
    USBC Communications​


    If Scott Salem, an engineer for the Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM satellite radio, learned anything during a two-day training session at the International Training and Research Center (ITRC) earlier this month, it was that competing at the highest level in the sport of bowling takes consistent accuracy.

    Salem visited the International Bowling Campus and trained with Team USA assistant head coach Kim Terrell-Kearney and Team USA assistant coach Bryan O'Keefe in preparation for the Professional Bowlers Association World Series of Bowling, which kicks off Oct. 25.

    "I can't believe how much I learned, how much I didn't know about bowling," Salem, a USBC member who averaged 218 last season, said after his ITRC experience. "Once I absorb everything I will come away being so much better. It was a great experience."

    Salem, 57, received a special invitation from the PBA to participate in the World Series of Bowling at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas. The PBA will provide live online coverage of the World Series of Bowling on Xtra Frame.

    Salem's appearance not only has provided talk-show host Howard Stern with material for the radio show, but Salem's experience will be featured on Stern's On Demand television channel, Howard TV.

    The biggest change for Salem is moving from "house" lane conditions to bowling on the oil conditions used in professional competition. At the ITRC, he trained on PBA patterns and also the lane conditions used in Team USA Experience leagues. He called the conditions "humbling."

    "It's like nothing I have ever bowled on before," Salem said. "The major thing I got out of it was you have to be accurate - if you can't be accurate, you can't bowl. You have to be consistently accurate to have any chance. You have to have pinpoint control every time."

    The ITRC is a joint venture between USBC and the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America, and Salem's opportunity to train there is one benefit of being a USBC member. At the ITRC, a United States Olympic Committee-recognized training center, Salem also had access to the state-of-the-art pro shop and the fitness facility where he was evaluated and given exercises to help with his flexibility, strength and balance.

    And, of course, Salem worked on the lanes with coaches who used video and computer programs to track his game. Salem said the ITRC coaches were able to point out aspects of his game that needed work. One thing the coaches helped him with was his delivery.
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    "They got me to change my delivery so I'm more in sync when I get to the line," Salem said.

    Terrell-Kearney said they worked with Salem on how to attack the patterns and making the right ball adjustments.

    "Scott really worked hard while he was at the ITRC and I think we were able to show him some things to work on to help improve his game," Terrell-Kearney said. "Competing against the pros is an awfully big step for anyone to take, so hopefully he will be able to go there, have fun and enjoy the experience."

    Salem had the chance to experience a little competition while at the ITRC. He won a charity match against BPAA Executive Director Steve Johnson, and Johnson presented Salem with a check for the North Shore Animal League America, an animal adoption and rescue organization in Long Island, N.Y.

    At the end of his training session, Salem took on Team USA member Emily Maier in a one-game match on PBA conditions. Maier walked away with a 242-173 victory. Salem said he loved the competition, "but I hated to lose to Emily."

    Since the trip to the ITRC, Salem has been working to prepare for the PBA World Series of Bowling and is excited about the opportunity to compete.

    "I feel really good, I've been practicing about 10-12 games a day," Salem said. "I think I'm ready, but I know those conditions are rough. I'll just go with the flow."
     
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    Howard Stern Show’s Scott “The Engineer” Predicts Top 200 Finish in PBA World Series of Bowling
    by Bill Vint October 21, 2010 06:48​

    NEW YORK CITY - Scott “The Engineer” Salem of the Howard Stern Show predicted on the air Thursday that he would finish in the top 200 at the PBA World Series of Bowling, which begins Monday at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas.

    “I guarantee I’ll finish in the top 200 and think around 150th,” Salem told Stern on his Sirius Satellite Radio show. There is a full field of 256 players ready to compete in the event, featuring 51 PBA exempt Tour stars, top regional players from the PBA membership and over 40 international players. Six PBA titles including the PBA World Championship and $625,000 in prize money is at stake during the World Series.

    “Now you are talking like a winner,” said Stern, the popular radio star who has long ridiculed his longtime engineer as a lovable loser. “I wish we could watch it live.”

    “Howard, you can watch it live,” noted PBA COO and Deputy Commissioner Tom Clark.

    Every round of the PBA World Series of Bowling will be webcast live from South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas on PBA’s “Xtra Frame” online video service (xtraframe.tv). The entire WSOB can be watched for $29.99, or by purchasing the special “Scott the Engineer” daily pass for $5 per day while Salem remains in the competition.

    Salem, a 218-average bowler in his league in New Jersey last season, received a special exemption into the World Series from the PBA. The 57-year-old has never competed in a PBA event.

    “Shame on any pro bowler if they lose to you,” Stern said to Salem on the show. “If you call yourself a pro bowler and lose to Scott it’s pretty sad.”

    Salem had a practice session earlier in October with Johnny Petraglia and Mark Roth present. The PBA Hall of Famers gave Salem tips and drills in preparation for the PBA patterns. “They were amazed at how accurate I was,” Salem said.

    HowardTV, Stern’s on-demand television channel, plans daily recaps from Las Vegas.

    Stern’s sidekick, Robin Quivers, was looking forward to the Xtra Frame coverage. “We have to tune in while we are on the air,” Quivers said.

    To catch all of Scott “The Engineer” Salem’s exploits, along with all of the rest of the World Series competitors, join the Xtra Frame crowd for more than 80 hours of live coverage from Las Vegas.



    PBA WORLD SERIES OF BOWLING
    XTRA FRAME SCHEDULE
    (times are Pacific/Vegas times)


    SUNDAY, OCT. 24
    6 p.m. – PBA:39X60 live preview show

    MONDAY, OCT. 25 (Brunswick Pro Bowling Cheetah Championship qualifying)
    7:30 a.m. – Squad A, first round, 6 games
    11 a.m. – Squad B, first round, 6 games === *SCOTT
    4 p.m. – Squad B, second round, 6 games === *SCOTT
    7 p.m. – Squad A, second round, 6 games

    TUESDAY, OCT. 26 (Pepsi Viper Championship qualifying)
    7:30 a.m. – Squad B, first round, 6 qualifying games === *SCOTT
    11 a.m. – Squad A, first round, 6 qualifying games
    4 p.m. – Squad A, second round, 6 qualifying games
    7 p.m. – Squad B, second round, 6 qualifying games

    WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27 (Chameleon Championship qualifying)
    7:30 a.m. – Squad A, first round, 6 qualifying games
    11 a.m. – Squad B, first round, 6 qualifying games
    4 p.m. – Squad B, second round, 6 qualifying games
    7 p.m. – Squad A, second round, 6 qualifying games

    THURSDAY, OCT. 28 (Scorpion Championship qualifying)
    7:30 a.m. – Squad B, first round, 6 qualifying games
    11 a.m. – Squad A, first round, 6 qualifying games
    4 p.m. – Squad A, second round, 6 qualifying games
    7 p.m. – Squad B, second round, 6 qualifying games

    FRIDAY, OCT. 29 (GEICO Shark Championship qualifying)
    7:30 a.m. – Squad A, first round, 6 qualifying games
    11 a.m. – Squad B, first round, 6 qualifying games
    4 p.m. – Squad B, second round, 6 qualifying games
    7 p.m. – Squad A, second round, 6 qualifying games

    SUNDAY, OCT. 31
    6 p.m. – Practice session for all match play finalists, all five animal patterns

    MONDAY, NOV. 1
    8 a.m. – Cheetah round-robin match play, 9 games
    2 p.m. – Viper round-robin match play, 9 games

    TUESDAY, NOV. 2
    8 a.m. – Chameleon round-robin match play, 9 games
    2 p.m. – Scorpion round-robin match play, 9 games

    WEDNESDAY, NOV. 3
    8 a.m. – Shark round-robin match play, 9 games

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    Nice thread thanks!
     
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    For PBA, Stern's publicity is a gutter ball
    Bill Herald
    Published: Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 1:00 a.m.


    Ah, at what price publicity?

    Apparently, the Professional Bowlers Association is willing to take a chance on any publicity it can get, especially if that publicity is basically free.

    A Sept. 14 press release began: Scott "The Engineer" Salem, an avid league bowler who serves as an engineer for SiriusXM satellite radio star Howard Stern, will compete in the Professional Bowlers Association World Series of Bowling this fall.

    The iconic talk show host plans to follow his longtime staff member's progress for weeks leading up to, and during, the kickoff event for the 2010-11 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour season. The release continued: The (WSOB), which will be webcast live in its entirety on pba.com's Xtra Frame streaming video service, is a multi-event competition to be held at South Point Casino in Las Vegas, Oct. 24-Nov. 6. Salem, who carried a 218 average in his league last season, accepted the PBA's special invitation to compete in the WSOB live on Stern's show (on Sept. 9).

    PBA expects benefits

    It's apparent that the PBA expects an increase in attention from Stern's audience for the PBA.

    "Scott is a legitimate high-average bowler, and he is a big fan of the PBA," said PBA Deputy Commissioner Tom Clark. "The Howard Stern Show is a pop culture phenomenon, and Stern's legions of passionate fans will be extremely interested in how Scott 'The Engineer' does against the best in the world."

    In addition to Stern's SiriusXM stations 100 and 101, Stern's "HowardTV" pay-per-view television plans to cover Salem's experience prior to and throughout the WSOB.

    PBA World Series of Bowling telecasts begin on ESPN on Nov. 28, with the main event airing live Jan. 14-16.

    Though it's assumed that Clark wouldn't have extended the invitation to Salem if he didn't feel he knew what he was getting into, does anyone really believe that "publicity" derived from the Stern show will result in any positives for PBA or the game of bowling?

    Mike Jakubowski, a PBA marketing and media specialist, said, "This promotion is not the ultimate referendum on whether the PBA will survive; (rather) it is a means to promote the World Series of Bowling virtually for free, to a massive audience."

    Positive publicity?

    Just how much positive publicity is to be expected from Stern, a "shock jock" who makes his living, in part, by tearing down and humiliating people (and things that people do)?

    In a recent program, Stern proclaimed that "bowling is not a sport" at least five times in one segment, adding that "bowling is for guys who smoke cigarettes, drink beer and have no athletic ability."

    Salem has been mocked by Stern for being a loser, overweight, bald-headed, incompetent on the job and a two-pack-a-day smoker. Is there any doubt that Salem will be mocked for his WSOB performance?

    Questionable benefit

    Even in today's world, does swimming get a boost when Olympic star Michael Phelps smokes pot, or does golf benefit by the publicity of Tiger Woods off-the-course escapades?

    It's one thing to get publicity, but when that publicity will likely push negative stereotypes of bowling to the forefront, it is questionable how that will benefit the game or PBA.

    And some wonder why bowling is too often viewed as a joke.

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    ya man.. all equipment set up and ready at ustream for the event to start.

    I'm still trying to figure out exactly how many events he bowls in..... but for sure at 2pm and 7pm EST monday and then 1030am est Tuesday
     
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    did you dirty her face as a comedic statement of some kind or just a freak side effect of gif'ing from somewhere in the process?
     
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    that women is hot for a bowler.

    i never met anything like that in these alleys.
     
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    That's Scott's face on her body, which as previously stated is pretty damn nice.
     
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    oh yea yea yea.. I see now.. boy I didn't know wtf for a while....


    hehehehehehe

    yea that chick is sexy
     
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    Today 's the Day!!

    Scott interview in Vegas with PBA guy running now...

    Scott Push Up Challenge with interview repeating coming up around 9am

    Replay of the timeline of Scott & the PBA starting at 12:00pm est