Terrell Owens makes pro bowling debut
Some people just never lose that desire for competition. Case in point: Terrell Owens.
T.O. tried an NFL comeback last season, but at 38 years old it just wasn’t meant to be, and Owens was cut by the Seattle Seahawks before the start of the season. Owens still is leaving himself open for an opportunity to join an NFL team, but for the time being he has found a new venture to explore.
Owens is the celebrity owner of the Dallas Strikers, a team in the Professional Bowlers Association League, and he recently took his talents from the turf to the lanes, according to Chris Wesseling of NFL Around the League. Owens rolled a 475 series with games of 185, 129, and 161 at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championship this week. While those scores aren’t exactly pro caliber, Owens enjoyed the experience.
“I have a lot of stuff going on right now, but there happened to be a break in my schedule,” Owens told Bowl.com. “I wanted to experience this tournament, and the experience was good. I’m really into bowling, and I like it a lot.”
The Dallas Strikers are Owens’ second foray into the field of sports ownership, as the mercurial receiver spent a short time as player and part-owner of the Indoor Football League’s Allen Wranglers in 2012. Owens refused to show up for some road games and bailed on a charity appearance during his time with the Wranglers, which led to the team cutting ties with their star player.
Some day we’ll see the end of Terrell Owens professional sporting career, but for now we’ll see if he hangs around longer than Brett Favre did.
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