So instead I'm forced to get sloppy again. Let's have a quick chat about one of the lesser known professional sports: darts.
Now, I don't really follow darts or anything like that, but I did randomly watch the 2010 Premier League finals with my brother, and that basically put the sport at the very top of my list of obscure entertainments.
I feel like I've been leaning pretty heavily on embedded videos in my posts, but please watch this one:
A few things I'd like to draw your attention to in this video:
- Yes, Phil "The Power" Taylor is wearing a shirt with his own face on the back of it.
- As you may have guessed, the so-called "nine-dart finish" is basically a perfect score in darts.
- That being said, the object of the game overall is to work down from 501 points to zero.
- OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE HUNDRED AND EEEEEEEEEIIIIIIIIGHTY!!!!!
Suffice it to say, I hope, that my brother and I spent a very entertaining evening watching this.
I have no real lesson or philosophy that I'm presenting here. Mainly I guess it's just interesting and/or incredibly amusing to be reminded of pro sports outside of the big three or four that everyone tends to think of when they encounter the term.