The noble sport of tenpin bowling is a game of great skill and determination. You want proof? Only the other day I was searching through the various satellite channels trying to find something of slight interest to watch. Making my way into the foreign section I noticed that the tenpin world bowling championship was on.
Stopping in my remote control tracks while an over excitable commentator squealed something intelligible into his microphone, I was amazed at just how many people were at the arena supporting this so-called sport.
The two final contenders displayed a total lack of style and dress sense and have sported the worst two moustaches I have ever seen in my life, but my god could they play tenpin! Despite the fact they looked like late '70s porn stars, strikes rapidly became commonplace and it was a rare occurrence if they didn't knock all the pins down with two balls.
By this time I was getting more and more into this tenpin bowling/
I have been ten-pin bowling once and it was one of the most embarrassing moments of my whole life. While pulling back my arm to let the ball go hurtling down the alley for a certain strike, I managed to actually throw the ball backwards.
Least to say, the people standing behind me were not impressed and I didn't exactly embrace tenpin with loving arms ever again. The other reason why I'll never play the infernal sport again is those crap blue and red shoes you have to wear. Not only has some sweaty footed goon worn them before you, but any kind of credibility you might've had flies out of the window with the greatest of ease. If I had wanted to look like a clown I would've joined the circus!
Team 17 have now decided to release Kingpin, heralded as the definitive tenpin bowling simulation, and this means I can play the sport once more without fear of embarrassment and without the need to wear the crap shoes. Hurrah!