was bowling. Never new there was so much technique involved. I took it because the Beef & Ale was located next door and had a very early happy hour when the class was scheduled. You could fill up on 25 cent drafts and then go toss the ball down the lane.
See, in competitive bowling, you’re only allowed to drink light beer.
our bowling team was one of the best in the state. Being this was the late 1980s/early 1990s, there was a generally accepted belief that the average member of the bowling team wouldn't be able to run a lap on the track without stopping 5 or 6 times.
So my friends and I decided to be dicks and sent in a letter to the editor of the school paper and questioned why we are celebrating what I called a "birthday sport", essentially saying it was a group of students who stayed around too long after a 7 year old's party to keep playing.
To my surprise, they published it. And the blowback was harsh. There was a response by the coach of the team in what was more or less a full page ad on the athletic achievements of the bowling team and he took his chance to shit on the track team (of which I was a member as a miler and 800 runner, many moons ago) because we started off the season slowly. That in turn started a near fight with the bowling coach and one of the track coaches.
If only the internet was around back then....
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