Originally posted on The Last Angry Fan  |  Last updated 1/9/12

You’ve probably noticed that we don’t do many bowling posts here on the site, and there’s a reason for that—it’s just not that exciting of a sport.  Sure, it’s enjoyable to play for young and old alike because it appeals to the masses of the great unwashed, but as far as highlights go, it’s extremely lacking in quality and quantity.

So you know that if we’re showcasing bowling then it must be a doozy of a play, and this particular lowlight by PBA bowler Josh Blanchard definitely falls into that category.

Blanchard was competing in a PBA World Championship qualifier in Las Vegas recently when the unthinkable happened—as he goes to release the ball his fingers get stuck, which causes him to cross the foul line.  Now, if you’ve ever been bowling and stepped on the lane you know how slick they are.  I’m sure Blanchard was aware of this little caveat as well, but that didn’t prevent him from slipping and falling in the gutter, thus adding injury to embarrassment.

Video follows the jump…

As Homer Simpson once said, “If horse racing is the sport of kings, then surely bowling is a…very good sport as well.”  Yes it is, but as Josh Blanchard learned, it can also be a cruel mistress.

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