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Fowling: A New Sport That Combines Football and Bowling

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A man in Michigan has invented a fusion of two American pastimes—and it’s catching on.

The rules of fowling, a hybrid of football and bowling, are simple: two teams set up bowling pins across from one another and take turns trying to knock each other’s pins down by throwing a football. The first team to knock down all of the opposing team’s pins wins.

If the rules sound pretty similar to beer pong, that’s because inventor Chris Hutt created the game while tailgating at the Indianapolis 500. Hutt now owns and operates the Fowling Warehouse in Hamtramck, Mich. There, players get a special prize when they achieve a “bonk,” which means downing only the middle pin on the first throw: they can blow the “bonk honk” a giant horn in the middle of the warehouse.

Still confused? Check out a game of fowling in the video above.

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