The Professional Bowlers Association recently announced that Pittsburgh will have its own bowling team, the Pittsburgh Jack Rabbits, that will owned by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley.
The league is scheduled to begin play in January and will also feature former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis as the owner of the Detroit team, the Motown Muscle.
“Bowling is a personal pastime for me,” Woodley said in a PBA press release. “I grew up bowling in my hometown of Saginaw and now I go with my teammates and friends in Pittsburgh. I was introduced to the PBA when I played in Chris Paul\’s charity event and got a firsthand look at how incredibly talented these athletes are, and I couldn\’t be more excited to be a celebrity owner in the first ever PBA League.”
Woodley has missed the last the last two games with an ankle injury, but is scheduled to return to the practice field this week according to head coach Mike Tomlin.
The PBA certainly has the star power in its corner as former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens also owns a team in the league.
ESPN will reportedly televise five weeks worth of the league and if you watch that you need some serious help.
I wonder how Steelers running back Baron Batch feels about being snubbed in the draft. Perhaps he can be signed to the practice squad of the Jack Rabbits.
I wonder if they have a salary cap or a CBA.