Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel put on quite a show Friday night in the Cotton Bowl. The freshman Heisman Trophy winner accounted for four touchdowns in leading his team to a 41-13 victory over Oklahoma.
Yes, that’s why he’s called Johnny Football.
But a bowler he isn’t – at least not yet.
As reported in the Burlington (Vt.) Free Press, Manziel went bowling last month – just days after winning his Heisman – and totaled a mere 103. His girlfriend, Sarah Savage, easily beat him with a 147.
Manziel rolled a gutter on his first ball and finished with two strikes and two spares. The rest were open frames.
Manziel was skewered in the press for his lowly effort, but, in all fairness, it’s likely the 20-year-old athlete wasn’t particularly focused on this endeavor.
But perhaps Manziel’s performance held some significance for bowlers and non-bowlers alike.
And that is: To bowl consistently well, it takes hard work and diligence.
Even for some pretty talented athletes.
Romeo rocks: Newhall bowler Robin Romeo was featured in the November edition of Bowling World Newspaper.
The headline on the cover pretty much tells the tale: “Inside a Champion. What does it take to be a champion? Perseverance, focus, good decision making, temperament, coordination and it helps to be a class act. That’s Robin Romeo.”
Romeo claimed the 2012 Senior U.S. Women’s Open title in June.
By winning that championship in Reno, Nev., Romeo became the first woman bowler to capture a U.S. Women’s Open and Senior U.S. Women’s Open title.