The Greatest Bros In Bowling History

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Season 2 of Brojects is back starting March 26th at 9 pm (ET/PT) on Cottage Life. In episode one, brothers Kevin and Andrew need to replace the dock at the family cottage with something that’s more sturdy and can extend further out into the lake. But the kids also want a bowling alley. What to do? Hmmm… did someone say BROWLING?

The Brojects Browling Alley is a floating wooden boat dock that also doubles as a five-pin bowling lane, complete with gutters, a mechanical pinsetter and a ball return system.

To find out how the ball return and pin-setter work, the boys first take a trip to Pins Bowling Center in Antigonish, N.S, a traditional, Canadian five pin bowling alley. While there, they take a tour behind-the-scenes. It’s the stuff childhood dreams are made of!

And speaking of dreams, we couldn’t help but think about all the bowling bros who have charged down the lane before us. So to celebrate a brand new season of BROventions and a beloved pastime, we thought we’d pull together a list of the greatest bros in contemporary bowling history.

5. Jason Belmonte: The PBA’s reigning money leader, this Australian is known for using the rare two handed “shovel” style to deliver his shot. Belmonte was literally raised in an alley. His father opened a bowling alley when Jason was a toddler and by 18 months Jason was already pushing balls down the lane. He started competing at age three and won first event at the age of four.

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4. Fred Flintstone: 
Often known to use ballet to help him throw strikes, this Bedrock bowler had a classic, prehistoric stroke. Fred’s game may have gone the way of brontosauraus when The Flintstones went off air in 1966 but we’ll alway think of him both as a bro and a great bowler. 

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3. Earl Anthony: Earl was a left-handed American who amassed a record 41 titles and six Bowler of the Year Awards on the Professional Bowlers Association Tour. Bowling’s firs million dollar man, Anthony was said to be “as smooth as a pin-setter.”

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2. Roy Munson: Played by Woody Harrelson in the 1996 comedy film, Kingpin, this former champion quits the game after losing his hand in a ball return, and then recruits an Amish prodigy to compete in a million dollar tournament. While not exactly bro-like behaviour, it does lead to a happy ending where Ray get the girl (and some bowling winnings, too!)

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1. Jeff Lebowski.  Although Jeff Bridges is more of a dude then a bro, there’s really no need to split hairs. Arguably the greatest fictional bowler of all time, Lebowski (the movie and the man) has become a cult classic and spawned a generation of ‘urban achievers’. Put a White Russian in his hand, and we’re quite certain The Dude would dig browling!

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