Professional Bowling Still Exists

League of Ordinary Gentlemen DVD coverProfessional bowling has fallen on hard times. A formerly respected sport, bowling is now equated with beer, mullets, The Big Lebowski and cosmic, black-lit gimmicks. So what happened? Was it the privatization of culture that killed bowling? Was it cultural elitism that didn’t want to elevate a “middle class” sport? The documentary A League of Ordinary Gentlemen examines the hey-day, downfall and possible uprising of professional bowling. There are still athletes that make careers out of bowling. Four pro-bowlers that range from the beat-down to the champion are followed at home and in the sport as they all struggle to fit into the new, “sexier” world of bowling.