So many elite athletes seem to think that just because they have great athletic talent that they can stop by the nearest bowling house and dazzle on the lanes.
Not so fast.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel tried his luck on the lanes in December, bowling with his beautiful girlfriend, Sarah Savage.
Manziel wound up being blitzed by Savage, who rolled a respectable 147. Manziel, the freshman Heisman Trophy winner and star performer in the Cotton Bowl, flopped with a 103.
Still, there are some athletes who make the transition to the lanes fairly seamlessly. Pittsburgh Pirates two-time All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen is one of them.
McCutchen, who finished first in hits in the National League last year with 194, was a big hit while bowling earlier this month, according to USA Today.
He started with five strikes before opening in the sixth frame. McCutchen then had a strike in the seventh frame, a spare in the eighth, a strike in the ninth and two more strikes in the 10th en route to stirring 239 game.
McCutchen is nicknamed “Cutch,” and he proved to be clutch.
But once again, not all great athletes perform like McCutchen on the lanes – such as former Los Angeles Lakers’ star center Andrew Bynum.
The oft-injured Bynum finally got back on the court Friday, participating in a practice with his Philadelphia 76ers teammates, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Bynum spent the first seven years of his career with Los Angeles before being traded to Philadelphia in August. Before training camp began, the 76ers reported that Bynum was suffering from a bone bruise to his right knee that would prevent him from participating.
The 76ers were still hopeful that he might be ready for the regular season but those hopes were dashed when Bynum suffered another bone bruise – this time to his left knee.
Bynum said he suffered this injury as a result of bowling.
Shows you, bowling is not for everyone. Not even the elite athletes.