Action Bowlers

BOWLING ARTICLES

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Bowling Articles
Up Close: Meet the Man Who Has Brought the Action Scene to the 'Net
With Jim Dressel - Bowlers Journal
 

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The Action Chronicles - Bowlers Journal Cover Story - Featuring ActionBowlers.com & AC Butch
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Who was The Best Bowler Ever
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Butchs Bio
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Tribute To Butch
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Detroit Legends Of Bowling
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USA Today Articles
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Two Scenarios About A 300 Game
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Gambling In The PBA
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Haydays Of Action Bowling
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Bill Lillard Struck Down Murderer's Row
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Mike Lemongello Had Ice Water In His Veins
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Bowling, The Wright Way by Don Wright
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Brash, raunchy Weber is just what bowling needs
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The PBA, My Worst Nightmare
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Rudy Revs USA Cover Story

 
Hypocritical congressmen exposed for kickbacks
and special interest politics. The truth behind online gambling ban. Play Video

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Responses butch received from bowling sites that he requested a mutual link with.
butch gets told off! Big Time / Click Here
Read what the highly respected Len Nicholson had to say about
Lenny The Canes critics
of the
Deer Park Bowl night of action
Click Here

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Rudy Revs Action Bowler
Photos / Click Here
Rudy Rev / Cover Story / USA Today / Click Here

I would like to thank Rudy for his contribution to bowling, by having the nerve to remain himself, a great colorful character and perhaps the greatest action bowler in the world. I can only hope that this website, my cable show and up coming motion picture has played a  small part in bringing this to the attention of the media and the PBA...butch
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Action Bowlers.com highly recommends the Esquire article on Rudy
and congratulates the PBA on their new direction...butch
Esquire Magazine, April 1999
Up From The Gutter by Steve Friedman
A four page story about the great Rudy Revs, Action Bowler!
Excerpt:
PBA Commissioner Gerberich thinks Rudy could be just what the PBA needs.
He hopes he'll bring some of the drama and flair of the action game to the PBA.
 
 

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A motion picture with the working title

 

Action

This is a treatment for a book and motion picture about the story of my life, which includes a very unique time in the history of bowling. The late fifties and sixties, this time period was the hay days of action bowling in the metropolitan area. The large new bowling establishments came to New York for the first time; bowling became much more popular than ever before. This was prior to, and including, the early days of the PBA, (Professional Bowlers Association) when the prize money was really low. Most of the really good area bowlers, were action bowlers, even the ones that joined the PBA. Many of the bowling centers were opened 24 hours a day, most of them had house bowlers that would take on the outside hustlers who traveled around looking for easy marks. Many of the better bowlers became legends in the N.Y. area. Men like Iggy Russo, Richie Hornreight, Joe Santini, Ernie Schlegel, Burt Goodman, Johnny Petraglia, RFreddie the Ox, Mike Lemongello, Fats & Deacon, Mac & Stoop, Sis Montevano & Johnny Myers, Lenny Dwoskin,  just to mention a few. You could walk into many bowling establishments any night of the week after midnight, the place would be packed with bowlers and their backers from all over the tri State area looking for the same thing! ACTION. A few hundred people might be there, bookies, shy locks, lawyers, business men, street people, all for the same reason, to watch and bet on some of the best bowlers in the world. Like sport teams, and horses, the action bowlers had very loyal followings. There were also the backers, many of which had their own stable of bowlers, they would arrange matches and give their bowler a percentage of the winnings, if there were any. They also backed a lot of guys on the PBA tour, and took a piece of the pie. New York bowlers were known through out the country as action bowlers. This whole scene started to die out in the late seventies, a lot of the bowling alleys were closing down, the ones that remained open started shutting the doors after the leagues ended for the night, the 24hr day no longer existed. We'll probably never see this type of action again.

 

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