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  • Ask any bowler that has bowled for more than 3 years

    Bowling takes a lot of physical exertion to bowl. Especially with balls up to 16 pounds. If nobody thinks bowling is a sport they should go down and go bowling all day long go sit in a bowling alley go bowl for 6 hours and then after that you'll come on this website and you say bowling is still not a sport because for a boiler that is pulled for 3 plus years it is no doubt in my mind it is definitely a sport

  • Bowling is a sport.

    Like most sports, bowling requires physical and mental exertion (more mental than physical). Mental because you need to know where exactly to throw the ball in order to hit your mark and how many boards to move if you need to pick up a spare. You have to adjust to the oil patterns on the lane which vary depending on what sort of tournament or league you are in, and a lot of the time the oil pattern isn't given out. The physical part of the sport is the exertion on the ball rolling the ball the correct way at the correct speed is important.

  • It is a sport

    Technique and lots of practice. If that's not a sport, I don't know what is. It has so much knowledge needed to play. You can't just throw a ball down a lane and expect to get a strike all the time. It is as competitive as anything else. Just because you don't want to go watch a bowling match doesn't mean its not a sport. It just means it is not a spectator sport.

  • Stop saying its a game

    Please look up the definition of a sport and a game they are very similar and you don't go to a basketball sport or a football sport you go to football and basketball games. On the other hand i am just a high school bowler holding almost a 180 average in one league, have two practices a week along with a meet, and i practice every chance i get and if its not a sport because there is no defense then any running event isn't a sport because your not allowed to push the person in first

  • It definitely is

    3 games is equal to a mile, you throw a 15 pound down a long lane, you have to put a bunch of things in mind the oil pattern, where you place the ball, how fast you throw it, how much hook you put on it (start off by actually learning how to actually hook the ball), after the ball comes off your hand you can't control it if you mess up a little bit you screwed ou could be having a bad day and you can't fix it since it's not a team sport and finally if it's not a sport why is it going to be in the 2020 olympics hmm weird

  • Most definitely is

    3 games is equal to a mile, you throw a 15 pound down a long lane, you have to put a bunch of things in mind the oil pattern, where you place the ball, how fast you throw it, how much hook you put on it (start off by actually learning how to actually hook the ball), after the ball comes off your hand you can't control it if you mess up a little bit you screwed ou could be having a bad day and you can't fix it since it's not a team sport and finally if it's not a sport why is it going to be in the 2020 olympics hmm weird

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  • Bowling is a Sport

    I vote bowling is a sport because you lift a ball that is about 16lbs which you normally swing and throw with one hand to knock down pins to get points and in football you have to throw the ball with two hands over your head if there is a throw in for your team and not your opponent.

  • It is a sport.

    I was on a bowling team in high school. Where we played several game a day. I would get tired going up and down the lane, throwing a 14 lbs ball. I would get injured as well. That's why when people say it's not a sport I get very defensive against it. I would like to see someone throw a ball up and down the line, and see if they get tired.

  • Obviously not a sport - just a game

    First, I give credit that you need very good skills to play the game of bowling consistently well. I like bowling and it's fun.

    But saying that, when you can be completely out of shape and still bowl a perfect game, the peak achievement of the "sport", it's embarrassing to call that a sport. Please do not ever say it's a sport because of a 16lb ball (way less then 10% most bowlers body weight). Just don't. Even so, if someone can still bowl a perfect game with a lighter ball, that makes it even more embarrassing to make the argument that the ball is heavy. A skinny 10 year old boy has bowled a perfect game! Is he that much stronger and more athlete than you? And for god's sake, this is a game with no variables either. It's you, a flat lane and the same number of pins all the time.

  • Lmao not a sport, its a game

    At this rate every game is being referred to as a sport from video games to bowling. A real sport is a war against the opponent, an effort a physical and mental one requiring training and hard work. Where as in games like bowling the objective is to get a high score and/or beat other high scores. Yes, bowling has team competitions but once again the objective is to beat the other's free attempt at doing so. Where in real sports its a fight for the score, no free shots. Yes your job is to get score, but you fight to keep the opponent from scoring and you fight to try to score. Real competition. You win not just because you scored more but because you proved you can get past the opponent and while not letting them pass you, You actually win, they could not beat YOU. In games people beat your SCORE.

  • Not a sport

    During bowling you do not need nearly any physical strength or ability. Bowling is a recreational activity a game a hobby not a sport. Sports not to involve running and perspiration from physical activity. It may take skill but there is not nearly enough physical activity. That is why bowling is not a sport.

  • Why are people still debating this issue?

    If you can smoke and drink while competing in it, and it doesn't negatively impact your performance, it is not a sport. The only people who argue that is a sport are those who are serious about it.

    There is not enough physical activity involved to be classified as a sport.

  • It's not athletic

    Literally all you do in bowling is roll a heavy ball, and pick up a new ball. Sure, there are competitions, and teams, but the same can be said of LOL or chess. It has very little physical exertion; it is certainly not a sport, in any meaning of the word.

  • Bowling is not a sport

    Bowling is not a sport. It is an activity, hobby, or a game. It requires almost no physical exertion; the most being carrying a rather heavy ball (up to 16 lbs.) a few steps, then rolling it. It may require skill, but so do crafts, board games, and other HOBBIES. It's not a sport.

  • Bowling is not a sport

    Bowling is more like an activity or a game. The only physical exertion is carrying a ball that is only up to 16 lbs., walking a few step, and ROLLING (not even throwing) it. It may require skill but so does jewelry making or any board-game, both of which most people consider activities or hobbies.

  • Not a Sport

    It may require skill. There may be competitions, but bowling is a game, not a sport. If you think about it, there is nothing physical about the sport, except you carry a heavy ball.

    You don't need to be physically fit to play bowling, whether you are a pro or ametuer.

  • No. Just no.

    Just no. Boring. I don't think this is a sport, it sucks, nothing to do with it, I hate it.

    Just no. Boring. I don't think this is a sport, it sucks, nothing to do with it, I hate it.

    Just no. Boring. I don't think this is a sport, it sucks, nothing to do with it, I hate it.

  • LMAO no way tf

    At this rate every game is being referred to as a sport from video games to bowling. A real sport is a war against the opponent, an effort a physical and mental one requiring training and hard work. Where as in games like bowling the objective is to get a high score and/or beat other high scores. Yes, bowling has team competitions but once again the objective is to beat the other's free attempt at doing so. Where in real sports its a fight for the score, no free shots. Yes your job is to get score, but you fight to keep the opponent from scoring and you fight to try to score. Real competition. You win not just because you scored more but because you proved you can get past the opponent and while not letting them pass you, You actually win, they could not beat YOU. In games people beat your SCORE.


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