Terrell Owens just wants to compete. The six time NFL Pro Bowler has once again earned this distinctive title, except not playing football. T.O. made his professional bowling debut earlier in May for the United States Congress Open Championship. Owens is part owner of the Dallas Strikers, one of eight five player teams in the new Professional Bowlers Association League. He is not bad either, posting a score as high as 185.
Although he has shown interest in bowling, T.O. is still working hard in attempt to make his way back into the NFL. He has been working out with Chad Johnson at Santa Monica City College in California. The word is that both still have some tread left on their tires, but many wonder if teams will be willing to deal with the drama and media circus that comes with both of these wide receivers (see Tim Tebow.)
Although I didn’t watch any of Owen’s reality television show, what I heard from it was not positive about the former wideout, so it’s good to see him back competing in sports and moving forward. Who knows, maybe T.O. has enough celebrity status to make a positive impact in elevating the sport of bowling. Then again, maybe not. Here’s to hoping we can see you on some team’s football field again before having to watch you in the funny shoes sliding across a bowling alley.
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