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The 11th Frame: Mika Koivuniemi's Viper Championship win shows that it’s best to be lucky AND good

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Sunday, December 21, 2014 9:00 pm

Mike Koivuniemi exults after winning the PBA Viper Championship. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
While it might be better to be lucky than good, it’s best to be lucky AND good. Mika Koivuniemi proved that in winning the PBA Viper Championship at the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling. Despite frequently punching the face in his two games in the TV finals, which aired Sunday on ESPN, Koivuniemi never split. Meanwhile, his opponents suffered some untimely splits and bad carry. That was being lucky. And then when he had a chance to luck up wins by striking, the great champion came...

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