First off, bowling has always been popular. Millions of people have played it for thousands of years, believe it or not.
Way back in 5,200 B.C., bowling balls and pins were found in the tomb of an Egyptian king. In fourth century Germany, where bowling was part of a religious ceremony, those who could knock down the pins were believed to be of good character and those who couldn’t had to do penance.
Popular in America since Colonial days, bowling started the American Bowling Congress in 1895, which is now called the United States Bowling Congress. Martin Luther was a bowler.
Located at Pier 60 – just off the West Side Highway – and with 40 bowling lanes, laneside video walls, the flashing lights and sounds of arcade games, Bowlmor gave us the outing we’d long sought: a ride into a zone that settled us into getting our focus back, decimating the days of distraction.
Here, in the brief clip, it’s my second roll at the pins. I knock them down. It’s a spare.
Guess what, he did really well.
Though our fingers, elbows, and legs were sore, we were all smiles.