2008 U.S. Open – Duke vs. Koivuniemi (Part 2)

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CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: Part 2 of an awesome ending to the PBA season between Norm Duke and Mika Koivuniemi. Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€

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20 Comments on “2008 U.S. Open – Duke vs. Koivuniemi (Part 2)”

  1. Hey Wolfman. Thanks for all your time and effort with the uploads. You’ve made alot of people very happy.

  2. Wow. All I can say is wow. Norm bowled amazing all show on such a tough condition. I was rooting for him the whole time. I love watching duke bowl. I love how he jsut turns into a man on a mission. The only thing he thinks about is hitting is target, doesnt think about the tournament or the game. Just the task at hand. Brilliant.

  3. It doesn’t seem that long ago in which a player was eligible for the Hall of Fame once he turned 35. Now, it seems that with the rate the PBA tends to continuously alter their qualifications, Norm Duke may still be a future HOF’er by the time he turns 70.

    Of course, the way he’s going, he just may be winning tournaments that far into the future, too…

    As it is, what a great victory.

  4. Interesting how on almost every Norm Duke strike, the six kind of kicks out the ten. Anyway, little observation. Congrats to the Duke for getting his Crown.

  5. Every bowler on this show was fit to win this major, but none more than Norm Duke. For a man who has accomplished every possible bowling feat there is, the one thing missing from his list of accomplishments was a U.S. Open title. No better way to wrap up a season than to watch Norm capture the Triple Crown. Congratulations!

    And as for Kent, Loschetter and Mika, you’d better believe you’ll see these guys back next year. I have high hopes for C-Lo, I think he’ll get his first title this year.

  6. 7:54 is one of the most inspiring moments Norm has provided to us… His reaction was perfect.

  7. Duke had a lot on his heart and his mind that week….not only was his grandfather’s death affecting him, he was bowling on the toughest oil pattern on tour. On top of all that, he had never won this tournament prior, and each time he was close, he was denied.

    His reaction when he made the bucket was priceless and raw. I don’t blame him one bit for reacting that way. Norm Duke is not only a HOF, he is a class act. Here’s to a possible title defense later for Normy!

  8. This has to be the most inspiring bowling video on the web. Norm Duke, I can’t tell you how much you motivate me and thousands of other bowlers to be all we can be. I hope you’re on TV again soon!

  9. @donnafpct
    Norm Duke is a classy guy, without question. You have to ask yourself if it was just your perception of that one situation that made you label him as a bad guy, or if he consistently does things like that. I bet he was exhausted and needed some rest. Norm would certainly take the time to sign autographs if he was feeling up to it, and sometimes pros simply don’t feel up to it. That’s ok though! You don’t have to like him, but the rest of the bowling world does! ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. @donnafpct
    Actually, bowling is incredibly productive for me. I’ve made an unbelievable amount of progress in the past 2 years, and I’m among the top 10 percent in Chattanooga, plus it’s enjoyable and I’ve made a lot of great friends through it. I don’t worship Norm Duke, but I do watch him closely, as he’s one of the best in the sport. I have not disrespected you, and I hope you won’t stoop to that level either.

  11. @Wolfman12395 I REALLY hope Duke makes the U.S Open telecast this weekend! He makes this pattern look like an absolute joke. XD

    I seriously fear for the seniors tour when Duke hits 50!

  12. It’s amazing how this mirrors what happened in 2011. Mika and Norm both leave spares they must pick up in the tenth frame to win the US open against the other one…we all know one makes it and one misses…

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