I just finished watching the Qubica AMF Masters Promotion tournament on Youtube. This event is a PROMOTIONAL event. It is to PROMOTE the sport of Bowling. A field primarily made up of USA PWBA players and European players from both sexes. Now I was not intending to single out 1 particular individual but I do find it painful to watch (or rather stay awake) when Danielle McEwan is competing. There are a number of incredibly dull competitors in today's game but Danielle whilst a great player is less fun than watching paint dry. Danielle is 31 years of age, has 8 PWBA titles including a US Open so she is no inexperienced nervous Rookie. I am more animated and show more emotion when sweeping the kitchen floor. Now I am not suggesting that everyone has to behave like Marshall Holman or Pete Weber but give us a reason to watch and take an interest. When you are bowling on TV it is not the same as attending a funeral. Sponsors and broadcasters expect to see a level of excitement from the competitors. If the players can't show emotion how do the viewers ever become interested? You are not working in a Call Centre or shoveling asphalt into a pothole - you are competing to win a sporting event on television and supposedly trying to promote the game to a wider audience. The bowlers of the 60 s, 70s, 80s & 90s had personality and were on network television achieving excellent ratings. Earl Anthony, Walter Ray Williams, Mike Aulby, Aleta Sill, Lisa Wagner & Carolyn Dorin-Ballard were not exactly extroverts but you definitely knew they were there to win and that the result meant a lot to them. I can't tell if Danielle McEwan is mowing the lawn, having a tooth extracted or trying to win a bowling tournament. If I was a sponsor or a television broadcaster running a promotional tournament I would want someone capable of showing me that they really want to be there and desperately want to win. The PWBA has just announced former collegiate star Hope Gramly as its 2023 Rookie of the Year. Just possibly this very well educated young player maybe what bowling needs. It needs an injection of emotion or the PWBA will disappear again - this time never to return.