Jimmy Fallon's strike at the Playdium

jimmy fallonCheck out this great anecdote from a St. Rose Chronicle story by Allison Maloney about Jimmy Fallon's time at the school back in the early 90s:

Fallon garnered attention off-stage, too. One time, at The Playdium, the closest bowling alley to campus, where Saint Rose students had gathered for community midnight bowling, he did something a lot of people may have the impulse to do, but never act on.

"All of the sudden, you see this person sprinting down the bowling lane. [Fallon] dove like a Pete Rose slide, head first, and knocked all the bowling pins over. He got up and he did a big X like he got a strike and the whole place went nuts and starts clapping," said Eaton.

As you can imagine, that didn't go over well with the alley's owners -- and they kicked him out. But Fallon managed to get the last laugh.

Previous AOA items about Jimmy Fallon.

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That's an apt metaphor for his current stint as host of "Late Night" (complete with NBC Execs eventually booting him out of the place).

Thank you for linking to the Chronicle! I'm so proud, college newspapers grow up so fast...

I hope Jimmy does well. I know he wasn't the greatest SNL cast member, and his wee bit of unprofessionalism caused him to crack up often (much to the annoyance of my husband), but I just can't hate the guy. I find him endearing. And c'mon; the Barry Gibb talk show? Gold.

My stylist cut his hair back in the day- Fallon rented an apartment in the same building as the salon. My stylist said he was an ass then just like he is now and that he was never funny. Oh, I love my stylist.

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