There was some good news for fans of the Professional Bowling Assn. League late Wednesday night.
Dallas Strikers owner Terrell Owens said that he expected the league to hold its third season.
“I haven’t heard otherwise,” Owens told examiner.com as he was preparing to bowl at Corbin Bowl in Tarzana.
There had been speculation that the league’s eight teams might not be brought back to compete for another season. There has been no announcement from the PBA about the 2015 season.
And ESPN hadn't responded to examiner.com's repeated queries about its plans for the 2015 PBA League season. ESPN televised the league’s first two seasons but did not provide details to examiner.com about the show’s ratings.
The Silver Lake (Calif.) Atom Splitters claimed the 2014 league championship in the so-called “Battle of Los Angeles,” a match that was shown on ESPN. Silver Lake defeated the X, 4-2, in April in the Elias Cup finals in North Brunswick, N.J.
Owens’ Strikers reached the 2013 Elias Cup finals, one of four teams to advance to the championship round. The Strikers won their opening match against the BROOKLYN STyLES, but then were eliminated by the Motown Muscle.
Owens, a six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, played 15 seasons in the NFL, accumulating more than 16,000 receiving yards. Owens, now 40, played his last season in 2010 for the Cincinnati Bengals, hauling in 42 passes for 983 yards and nine touchdowns.
He’s also an excellent bowler. He and fellow owner/football player Jerome Bettis took center stage as ESPN showed both of them rolling simultaneous first balls to launch the PBA League’s inaugural season in 2013.
There was no word on how Owens bowled Wednesday night at Corbin Bowl.