The Bowling Experience

When I was younger, say, eight years old, my dad would always take me bowling on the weekends that he had off. It felt special each and every time, and as time went on, I found it to be more and more enjoyable. The first time he mentioned the idea of bowling to me, I was perplexed and thought he was joking. I assumed that it was just an excuse to get me to stop playing video games. As we approached the Fountain Valley Bowling Center, I was quite impressed with how many cars were in the parking lot. I was previously led to believe that bowling was a sport for older people and a few people in their twenties. As the doors opened, though, I saw mostly younger people having fun rolling the ball down the alley, smiles on all of their faces. I also had previous thought that bowling was somewhat of an obsolete and technologically bland sport. To my surprise, the alley was filled with electronic scoreboards, automatically-resetting pins, and a bowling ball returner. As stated by Sports Today, “… the liberal media elite depict the

Photo @ 2010 by Sam Howitz [CC BY 2.0]

Photo @ 2010 by Sam Howitz [CC BY 2.0]

bowler as a chubby guy with a comb-over and polyester pants, the reality is that bowling is one of the most tech-heavy sports today. Robotic pinsetters and computerized scoring were just the beginning.” Continue reading

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