Tag Archives: bowling

  • Guy Bowls 10 Consecutive Strikes … Backwards!!! (Video)

    Guy Bowls 10 Consecutive Strikes … Backwards!!! (Video)

    Remember the Tom Green character “Backwards Man”? He could walk backwards as fast as you can, but I seriously doubt he could hold a candle to Andrew Cowen, an impressively-bearded resident of Rockford, Illinois, who managed to score a 280 game in bowling while throwing the ball backwards. That 280 is the result of a […]

  • Perfect Game!!! 81-Year-Old Man Bowls his First 300 (Video)

    Perfect Game!!! 81-Year-Old Man Bowls his First 300 (Video)

    Bowling is one of the few sports (if not the only one) in which true perfection is not only possible, but achieved on a pretty regular basis. But it’s still a huge deal when an 81-year-old bowler manages to score a perfect 300 game (and for the first time in his life, at that). And best […]

  • Bowling Pin Machine Ruins Man’s Shot at Perfect 300 Game (Video)

    Bowling Pin Machine Ruins Man’s Shot at Perfect 300 Game (Video)

    Well, the machine revolution foretold in countless science fiction movies from Terminator to The Matrix has begun. However, it didn’t begin with a nuclear attack, or anything big and showy like that. No, it began at a bowling alley in Houston, when a pin rack ruined a man’s shot at a perfect 300 game. Over […]

  • This Funny ESPN Commercial Makes Bowlers Look Like Ballers (Video)

    This Funny ESPN Commercial Makes Bowlers Look Like Ballers (Video)

    Bowling isn’t exactly a “cool” sport. The paychecks are moderate, the uniforms are bland, the game itself is not all that fun to watch on television, and I don’t think any pro bowler in the history of the sport has dated a supermodel. Nevertheless, ESPN has the broadcasting rights for the PBA—that’s the Professional Bowlers […]

  • PBA Bowler Josh Blanchard Take An Embarrassing Spill (Video)

    PBA Bowler Josh Blanchard Take An Embarrassing Spill (Video)

    Bowling doesn’t seem like a very dangerous sport, but sometimes all it takes is the slightest step over the foul line for disaster to strike.  Professional Bowling Association rookie Josh Blanchard learned that the hard way during a recent World Championship qualifier in Las Vegas. Things were already looking bad for Blanchard, as he was […]

  • 9 Obscure College Sports

    9 Obscure College Sports

    In the world of college sports, football and basketball get most of the glory. Then, when those seasons are over, you might hear about the College World Series (if you’re from Nebraska) or the Frozen Four (if you’re from North Dakota or Massachusetts). But that’s about it. You hardly ever hear about college bowling or […]

  • Picture Of The Day: Defense In Bowling?

    Picture Of The Day: Defense In Bowling?

    They say that in sports, defense wins championships.  And while that may be true in hockey, football, basketball and a few other sports, I am still trying to figure out how such a statement applies to bowling.  The logical answer would be that is actually doesn’t apply to the sport of bowling at all, but […]

  • 9 Bikini Sports (Besides Beach Volleyball)

    9 Bikini Sports (Besides Beach Volleyball)

    Beach volleyball is always one of the most popular sports at the Summer Olympics, and the reason is obvious: dudes love hot women in bikinis. The geniuses who run the Lingerie Football League get it. And now there’s also an attempt to bring sexy back to basketball in the form of a Bikini Basketball League—recently […]

  • 9 Obscure Sports Museums

    9 Obscure Sports Museums

    In the past seven weeks, the sporting press has spilled a lot of ink (both real ink and, in the case of sports websites like this one, virtual ink) covering the 2011 inductions to both the baseball and football halls of fame. It makes sense, of course, since these are some of the most popular […]

  • Picture Of The Day: When Bowling Meets Pool

    Picture Of The Day: When Bowling Meets Pool

    As far as hybrid sports go, I’m not so sure this one would work out all that well.  Aside from that fact that all the bird droppings and rain falls can’t be good for the felt on the table, I just don’t see how a game of pool-bowling can work out after the opening break. […]

  • Picture Of The Day: An Analysis Of Balls In Sports

    Picture Of The Day: An Analysis Of Balls In Sports

    So let me get this straight.  Whoever created this chart, which analyzes balls in sports, is trying to tell me that basketball players and bowlers have bigger balls than football players? Bowlers?  Seriously?  And where does the soccer ball fit into this entire equation?  Even their ball is bigger than a football.  I’m not sure […]

  • 9 Best Sports/Games to Play While Drinking

    9 Best Sports/Games to Play While Drinking

    The criteria for a good drinking game are pretty intuitive. Games should be turn-based, require little to no exertion, and require little to no attention while waiting for your turn. Bonus points if the game requires little to no specific equipment or location. By those accounts, tennis is a really crappy game to play while […]

  • 9 Most Boring Sports to Watch on TV

    9 Most Boring Sports to Watch on TV

    Sometimes, the “next best thing to being there” can be pretty damn boring. Many sports hinge on atmosphere or a sense of intimacy that the camera just can’t capture. And sometimes, boring sports are just made more boring by not being there. The good news is, if you’re watching a boring sport on TV, you […]

  • Josh Scanlan Accidentally Bowls The Greatest Strike Ever (Video)

    Josh Scanlan Accidentally Bowls The Greatest Strike Ever (Video)

    Most people couldn’t successfully make a shot like this if they tried.  Fortunately for Josh Scanlan, he wasn’t trying when he accidentally sent the ball soaring into the air, and the end result would be one of the craziest strikes in bowling history. After watching his ball go airborne, Josh refused to watch the ensuing […]