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I went to the University of Minnesota. Fall of 2018 I took a bowling class with Rashod Bateman. It was in the basement of our student center where the bowling alleys were. We sat at the same table and bowled in adjacent lanes. He bowled with who I assume to be a couple other guys on the football team. Here’s my report:
-The dude has a generally athletic build. Tall, almost gangly. Seemed like he could get bullied by CBs at the NFL level unless he’s put on weight since then
-He was a pretty chill dude. Generally kept to his football friends, they got along well. Definitely a locker room guy
-His highest game was something like 220, which I was pretty jealous of cause I was actually a try hard in the class (it was actually my second time taking the class cause why not, and I’ve only bowled a 205). Versatile athlete
-I didn’t really talk with him at all, but one time I asked him if he preferred Zach Annexstad or Tanner Morgan throwing at him (UMN QB controversy at the time). I don’t remember exactly what he said, but I remember him giving a pretty good political answer not putting down either QB. He should be good with the media
I work at a bowling alley at each ends of the alley we have a leaderboard for men and women’s tournaments. At the end of each season I take down the names for new ones and when I was taking down the names the entitled parent and her child who I would say is maybe 15 walked up to and they EP and asked “What are you doing.” “I’m taking down the names from the last bowling tournament.” “Well my daughter is a feminist she deserves to be up there.” I was was a bit confused and you would to if a blue haired land whale and he hell spawn tell you to put their names up on the leaderboard. I explained to her that she and her daughter have to join a team for a tournament and win for me to even remotely think about doing that “Mommy he’s not putting my name up because he’s sexist.” I just laughed at he for that then the EP screamed in my face for being a quote “sexist misogynistic pig.” And stormed out of the building my manager came over and asked what happened and I just said one word “Karen.”
Imagine the goal of bowling is to not knock down all 10 pins, but to knock down a pin that's resting on top of the other pins on the ground level, and you have a ramp that let's you try to knock that one pin down without touching any other pins. This could be like target practice, perhaps. Or... think of bumper cars where you knock into lots of different things, and use the principle to knock off of the gutter rails and hit as many pins as you can (assuming there's more than the 10 typical pins). If this has already been talked about before, sorry, I haven't noticed it before.
Edit: if anyone would like to help me develop this idea further, let me know. I'm interested in collaborating if others share an interest.
Edit 2: so it sounds like people are mostly going on a pinball theme with this idea, or thinking of a mini golf-themed idea. Who's in for doing something pinball related with this? Who's in for doing something mini golf related with this?
Edit 3: I'm deciding to go forward with the concept of making a fancy bowling alley, where each lane is a different challenge/trick shot. I'm thinking there will be at least 15 lanes, and each lane may not be a full length lane. For instance, one lane may be full length, but another might be only 1/3 of the length, and instead of a rectangular shape, it'll be more circular. This is just a thought I'm running with.
Edit 4: if anyone has any knowledge of bowling alley stuff, feel free to chime in and comment on how realistic (or not realistic at all) it is to do this.
I took my six year old bowling yesterday and the lane we were on had a slide that kids use to help them send the ball down the lane. After about a half hour a birthday party became in and took up three lanes with 10 kids and a few parents.
Appearently the bowling alley didn't have enough of the bowling slides for the birthday party to use so one of the dads came over and asked if they could use ours. I said no because my six year old was using it and he didn't want to bowl without it.
The dad goes up and starts talking to the manager at the counter. I can't hear what they're saying but they look over at me and my son. Then the dad comes back to me at our lane and says because the kids at the birthday party are all black I don't want to help them because we're racist. Certainly not true.
I ask the dad to please leave us alone and we'll be gone in a half hour and the manager will probably give it to them at that time.
He screams at me about how tough I think I am. I tell him we have an hour paid for and we're halfway done and please leave us alone. Then he turns around and screams at the manager about how this is a racist bowling alley and bowling is for white trash.
Anyway, my kid was looking at me like "what's going on". I tell him to put his shoes back one and we leave. So in the end the dad got what he wanted (I assume).
Was I the asshole for not letting his kids party have the slide? Should I have confronted more about it?
Edit. Here's the bowling slide thing for people who've asked what it is.
Edit 2. Three people in this threat have assumed I'm the mother. I am the father. Just curious on why the assumption?
Earlier I met TY (CGM) at some bowling arena in my area down in South West London. I would post the picture but anonymity innit lool. He was with his girl. Nice guy, asked him about Digga and he says Digga is doing well.