Thursday, July 07, 2005

Darts: New Olympic Sport?

Wading through the blackslapping self-congratulatory aftermath of Olympic bid success, with the entire nation seeming to gloat and sneer at the miserable French, I came across this:

"As the newest recognised sport, darts, under the guidance of the British Darts Organisation, pledges its wholehearted support for the Olympic Games in London and would be proud to be considered as the host nation's 'invitation sport' in 2012." - British Darts Organisation chief Olly Croft.

What a fabulous model for fit young people to adopt, a game played by drunk obese people in an atmosphere of tobacco smoke. Imagine the stadium crowd crying, "One Hundred And Eighty!" - or perhaps the game should be played in its native habitat, one of those really dodgy, small, damp, dirty pubs a spit away from Stratford High Street, where you take your life in your hands entering the place and the toilet is just for show.

I think we could encourage some more "sports" along the same lines, like ploughman's lunch, bar billiards, or perhaps poker. Olympic poker would give the organised criminal underworld a perfect entrance into the mainstream sporting arena. Oh how the crowds will ooh and ahh as the dealer decides the players' fates. Gushing commentators will dwell thoughtfully on previous tribulations along the sporting poker career path - "I expect when the entire table was shot dead in the Seattle qualifiers three years ago, he didn't expect to be in the Olympic final today..."

Or how about Olympic comedy? Now that would be a sport worth practising.

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At 11:25 AM, Blogger Comfort Addict quoth...

Perhaps, if the United States ever gets an Olympics again, TV remote clicking or situational ethics will be added.

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At 5:11 PM, Blogger edgar quoth...

i don't play darts, but i think you are a prick.
to achieve the level of skill required to play darts is extremely challenging, and cretinous oafs like yourself (probably a football fan, because they are real athletes, not smokers and drinkers and rapists and drug users) have not the faintest idea. keep your views to yourself unless you can substantiate them with relevant fact. Oh, and you write like a toddler.

At 7:16 PM, Blogger Indigobusiness quoth...

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At 7:25 PM, Blogger Indigobusiness quoth...

Edgar's comment confirms my suspicion that dart flingers are closet bomb throwers...and vice versa. He toddles like a writer.

At 9:10 AM, Blogger Lagowski quoth...

En 'Garde', 'Edgar'! You are perhaps 'Raged' that you didn't make the 'Grade' (?). Now *that* is toddler writing. Oh, by the way, you should start each sentence with a capital letter.

At 4:07 PM, Blogger Bonavox quoth...

Well I’d like to point out that professional darts players do NOT play down the pub, in fact the generally have their own equipment at home to practice with. No officially recognised darts competition actually takes place in a pub or bar of any kind. Professional darts players also do not drink while playing. You also seem to have missed the point of them being the 'invitation sport' meaning they do not compete in the games but simply demonstrate their sport. Now next time maybe you can get your facts straight before you post your trash!

At 4:45 PM, Blogger Deek Deekster quoth...

I think Edgar and Bollocksvox are missing the point here...


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