The Backwards Bowler, Jim Cripps


It’s a special Friday for me as I have the day off. I wanted to share with you a controversial bowler that has gone viral as a result of sites like youtube.

Some love, while others hate, but you can’t deny that Jim Cripps has a unique bowling style that has garnered much attention over the past few years (and a youtube video with over 1.5 million views).

What do you think? Is Cripps just using this as a publicity stunt or can he be taken seriously? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think.

PS For those wondering, I actually have the day off today for the Utah holiday Pioneer Day. I’m not quite sure what one is supposed to do to celebrate, so if you have any ideas please let me know.

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  1. That’s just how the man bowls. From what I remember from a video is he was banned or was kicked out of an alley for throwing the ball like that. Just another style of bowling! I don’t think it will be a trend starter and I don’t believe that is why he is bowling that way, but whatever works…

  2. Coach 3G says:

    Thanks for the insights Andrew. Yeah the news video does talk about him being thrown out as it was considered “horse play”

  3. kevin palmer says:

    He bowled with Janderson in nationals this year, and that’s how he did it. PM J on bowlingboards and ask about him.

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