From bowling to Oscars

Feb 28, 2017 3:00 AM

We are still in the lull stage of sports even though college and pro basketball are being played with a little NHL thrown in.

I look every Sunday on TV for something new and offbeat to catch my interest. The evening was dominated by the Oscars where they mistakenly awarded the best picture award to “La La Land” instead of “Moonlight.” But during the day, since there weren’t many signature games in either college or pro basketball, I started out with snowmobile racing on CBS cable.

After about 7 or 8 minutes, it became redundant, so I had to switch to the pro bowling tour. Jason Belmonte, an Australian ten-pin bowler, dominated by winning a record 4th USBC Masters title. Belmonte throws with two hands and doesn’t even use the holes on the ball, but still manages to do pretty well.

Then I moved on to one of my latest crazes on CBS – the rodeo, where a guy gets on a bull and tries to stay on for more than 8 seconds. I admit I am somewhat fascinated watching something so physically tough.

Next up, Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins and his technical foul issues reared its ugly head again in a 118-110 loss to the Thunder. Cousins received his 18th technical, which reportedly might earn him a one-game suspension.

The sports world always has something to offer, but with March almost upon us, I can’t wait for the conference tournaments and March Madness to kick off because there is real action all day long.

Now that’s fun!