Why bowling is a sport Print
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There’s an old saying among casual bowlers — that it’s one of the few activities where the more you drink, the more proficient you become. And if you’ve seen movies like “Kingpin” and “The Big Lebowski,” which do nothing more than make a mockery of the game, you’d be hard-pressed to call bowling a “sport.”

I agree that on a recreational level bowling is simply a fun activity meant to be enjoyed with friends (and a beer or two).

But on the competitive levels — which include the action seen in collegiate bowling events, local amateur tournaments and every Sunday morning from October-March on ESPN during the Professional Bowler’s Association live telecasts — bowling is a sport in every sense of the definition.

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