120-foot bowling strike is possibly the longest bowling strike ever

These guys decided to see if they can get a strike 120 feet away from the pins, all the way from the door of the main door of the bowling alley. It probably took a few dozen tries, but they finally succeeded, achieving what perhaps is the longest bowling strike ever.* » 5/20/14 6:31pm 5/20/14 6:31pm

Ballet For Dorks: The Awkward Beauty Of Bowling

Bowling is a ritualized behavior that requires strength, coordination and an often decidedly idiosyncratic technique in order to aestheticize a communally sanctioned exposition of controlled violence. Orrr . . . maybe it's just a fine example of the sort of loud, explosive fun that humans sometimes get up to indoors.… » 10/23/13 9:37am 10/23/13 9:37am

Bowler's 300 Game Ruined By Premature Pinsetter

At a charity bowling tournament in Houston this weekend, poor sonofabitch Troy Walker was one strike away from a 300 game. As his ball rolled toward perfection, the pinsetter went into action with perfect timing to deny him. » 8/06/13 9:37am 8/06/13 9:37am

Competitive Wii Bowling Leagues Exist, And These Seniors Are Undefeated

Bowling leagues' popularity hit its zenith sometime in Ronald Reagan's first term, but they appear to be making a comeback among the elderly in competitive leagues played on Nintendo's Wii console. » 7/10/13 1:15pm 7/10/13 1:15pm

PBA Hall Of Famer Parker Bohn III dropped by Holler House, a Milwaukee bar home to the oldest league-sanctioned bowling lanes in the U.S., to roll a few frames. (Paul Lukas calls it the holiest shrine in all of bowling.) » 5/28/13 2:30pm 5/28/13 2:30pm

Terrell Owens Is A Semi-Professional Bowler Now, Apparently

It goes without saying that Terrell Owens, at 39 years old, probably isn't going to be catching any footballs anytime soon. Still, a man's got to find an outlet for all that aggression and adrenaline and competitive spirit. So...bowling? Bowling. » 5/04/13 2:24pm 5/04/13 2:24pm

Here Is An Image Of Terrell Owens And Jerome Bettis Bowling Together

Did you know Terrell Owens and Jerome Bettis own bowling teams? You probably didn't know that. We sure didn't, so when this popped up on ESPN's lazy Sunday PBA coverage it gave us a bit of a start. After all, T.O.'s last stint as a pro sports team owner didn't go so well. We're told this time around it's a bit more… » 1/28/13 9:00am 1/28/13 9:00am

Pro Bowler Wins Tournament, Kisses His Husband, And It's Totally Not A…

Scott Norton won the WSOB Chamelon Championship back in November, but it only aired on ESPN this weekend. Fast-forward to about the two-minute mark of the video above, and you'll see the aftermath. Norton, overcome with emotion after just his second PBA win, first shakes the hand of his opponent, than shares a brief… » 1/02/13 3:55pm 1/02/13 3:55pm

Your Kids Will Love Playing "Human Bowling Ball," The Most Insane…

It costs $4,500, it's easy to set up, and it lets you live out your American Gladiators-induced dreams of riding around inside a giant ball, wreaking havoc on your surroundings. It's called the Human Bowling Ball, and it's basically a giant, inflatable bowling game that lets you (the ball) knock down oversize pins… » 7/10/12 11:00pm 7/10/12 11:00pm

A Surprisingly Compelling Story About Bowling

I know, I know. Bowling? But seriously, the story of Bill Fong has it all: ups, downs, more downs, family ambivalence, redemption and a near brush with glory. » 6/23/12 5:54pm 6/23/12 5:54pm

The U.S. Women's Open Of Bowling Will Be Held Outdoors, In The Least…

What you're looking at is an artist's conception of the U.S. Women's Open, which will follow in the footsteps of the NHL's Winter Classic and the NCAA's aircraft carrier game by being held outside, under the desert sun, in downtown Reno, Nevada. I can't think of a better gift for your worst enemy. » 3/07/12 3:25pm 3/07/12 3:25pm

Taunting In Professional Bowling Is The Best Taunting

There was a lot riding on Pete Weber's final roll at last night's Professional Bowlers Association's U.S. Open. The 49-year-old Weber needed no less than a strike to defeat Mike Fagan to become the first man to win the tournament five times, and to become the oldest man to win the event. But this was about more than… » 2/27/12 3:20pm 2/27/12 3:20pm

Professional Bowler Does Thing You Usually Only See From The Very Drunk

Josh Blanchard is a rookie PBA bowler. If he manages to have a long career in pro bowling, he's unlikely to ever live this moment down, from a World Championship qualifier in Las Vegas today. » 1/08/12 2:00pm 1/08/12 2:00pm

Today In Cliche-Riddled Ledes About Bowling, Gunplay And Morality

"Whatever way you frame it, a group of men with their morals in the gutter did not spare any regard for human life when they opened fire in a bowling alley early yesterday, striking one man down, according to police." [Philadelphia Daily News] » 11/29/11 8:00pm 11/29/11 8:00pm

The Record For Worst Televised Bowling Ever Was Set Yesterday


In the semifinals of the Professional Bowlers Association Tournament of Champions in Vegas on Saturday, Tom Daugherty needed every ball at his disposal to reach 100 in his televised-bowling debut. His foe, Mika Koivuniemi, needed them to reach 299. » 1/23/11 11:00am 1/23/11 11:00am

Sometimes Bowling Balls Do Magical Things

BOWLING. Josh Scanlon rolls two strikes in the 10th frame during the Team USA trials. Then the ball comically slips out of his hands on his third shot. The ball takes it from there. » 1/07/11 6:25pm 1/07/11 6:25pm

Man Overcomes Being Named Gooch, Legal Blindness To Bowl A Perfect Game


My initial gut reaction to that picture was, "Goodie, you can call for one of those inspirational posterization contests like the squashbag screaming at poor little Asian kid a few days back." Fine, that's still what I want to do. » 10/02/10 1:00pm 10/02/10 1:00pm

The T-Shirt For People Who Like Soccer, But Hate Yelling

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 6/08/10 7:00am 6/08/10 7:00am