About Randy Pedersen
Randy Pedersen is a professional bowler and color analyst for Fox's coverage of the PBA Tour. He will be working alongside play-by-play commentator Rob Stone. As a bowler, Pedersen has won 13 PBA titles, with his last coming at age 40 in the 2002 Pepsi Open. That title pushed him over the $1 million career earnings mark, making him the 24th millionaire in PBA history at the time. Most dominant from the mid-1980s to early 1990s, Pedersen captured the prestigious PBA National Championship crown in 1987.
At the same time, he is also known for two of the worst breaks in PBA history. He lost both his tour exemption and a PBA Tournament of Champions match due to leaving one pin standing in the last frame on each of those occasions. He was ranked #35 on the PBA's 2008 list of 50 Greatest Players of the last 50 years.
Pedersen was elected to the PBA Hall of Fame in October, 2010, and was inducted with the 2011 class on January 22, 2011.
Randy joined the PBA50 Tour (formerly PBA Senior Tour) in 2013, and on May 16 of that year he won the very first tournament he entered: the PBA50 Dayton Classic.
Off the lanes, Pedersen has had great success behind the microphone as a TV analyst for the PBA tour since 2001; Pedersen earned the position after getting his start in broadcasting as a lane-level reporter on ABC's Pro Bowlers Tour. He also worked for Fox Sports Net for a brief time in 2000. His tenure behind the microphone is the second longest behind the great Nelson Burton Jr.
Randy has also been a member of the Storm Pro Staff and and in 2019, it will be his 19th year with the company.
Pedersen has been lauded for his extensive knowledge of the game, associated bowling lingo and catch phrases (see below) as well as his sense of humor. He also had a small part in the 1996 comedy movie Kingpin along with several other professional bowlers.
"Dead flush perfect!":
"He absolutely pured it."
(above two describing a perfectly-rolled strike, with all 10 pins going into the pit)
"Bartender, make it a double!!"
(sometimes shouted when a player throws back-to-back strikes)
(Pedersen uses this term either to describe a bowler on a hot streak, or serious pin carry when a less-than-perfect shot takes out all ten pins)
"Nothin' left but pin shrapnel!"
"Shreds the rack!"
(above two sometimes used to describe a powerful strike)
"Winner winner, Chicken dinner!"
(referring to the winner of a match)
"Give me some coffee to go with that sweet roll"
(referring to a nicely rolled strike shot)
He’s also appeared in two major motion pictures, “King Pin” and “Greedy”
Pedersen once commented on his role as PBA Analyst on The telecasts. He said, "I want to convey to the viewing public that they are watching the best bowlers in the world. It's my job to explain what makes them that good, as well as provide other information that 'Johnny 150 average' doesn't already know. One thing I learned is if you can bring enthusiasm to the table, sometimes it doesn't really matter what is coming out of your mouth. The viewing audience senses the enthusiasm."