Thursday, January 10, 2008

Darts as a sport?

I heard an interview with a high ranked darts player on the radio. I have to say the interviewer did a good job of finding questions to ask, but the replies were possibly the most boring I’ve heard this year – the player hardly able to expand any of his monosyllabic replies. The nearest he got to any kind of reasoning was to say that darts was a sport, and if anyone thought it wasn’t, they had to take into account “all that walking”.

From the oche to the board to collect the darts after each turn. Wow. That’s 7 feet 9¼ inches. AND BACK.

That must be what keeps darts players so lithe and fit, is it?


Brian said...

Nah , Sue , it aint walkin' -- 'sa beer wot keeps 'em fit .


Mary Witzl said...

I've never understood the classification of darts as a sport either. I suppose it is when you compare it to staying at home and watching t.v. There's a lot more arm movement in darts than you get operating a t.v. remote.