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2012-12-31 11:09:02 AM
without drinking a pint?~!

I question if he is truly English
 
2012-12-31 01:20:46 PM
My sisters in Ireland love watching that shiat on tv, I don't get it
 
2012-12-31 01:24:06 PM
I knew darts were big over there, but I didn't know they were "get hammered in a huge auditorium with a few thousand other fans, some dressed like Kermit and Miss Piggy, and scream and shout and wave banners(?) at every throw" big.
 
2012-12-31 01:24:07 PM

Crewmannumber6: My sisters in Ireland love watching that shiat on tv, I don't get it


Trebble 20!!

TREBBLE 20!!!!!!

*camera zooms in on bull's eye*

180!@!@!!@@!@!@!!@JDSKLDJSLDJSKLADJlldfjlfjl *dead*
 
2012-12-31 01:25:18 PM

Crewmannumber6: My sisters in Ireland love watching that shiat on tv, I don't get it


It's England's answer to bowling over here.

/Which, BTW, ESPN has put Lon McEachern on bowling for this season, which means he has to babysit Norman Chad and Randy Pedersen.
//Luckily for him, not at the same time.
 
2012-12-31 01:27:09 PM
Hitting a 9-Darter in the World Championships gets you 5000GBP as a bonus.
 
2012-12-31 01:29:17 PM
That's amazing

/misses playing darts
 
2012-12-31 01:32:25 PM
Look, the bottom line is that it truly takes something as big as the NFL and 80K screaming fans to match the excitement of that room full of people watching a guy throw winged projectiles at a corkboard. I had a huge, stupid grin on my face from #9 all the way to #17, and there's really not much else today that I think will match it. Represent.
 
2012-12-31 01:35:57 PM
Darts is a sport?
 
2012-12-31 01:52:20 PM

abhorrent1: Darts is a sport?


If bowling and golf are sports, then so is darts.

In reality though, all three are games, not sports.
 
2012-12-31 01:52:30 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

Approves.
/You flat-faced, flat-nosed, flat-head.
 
2012-12-31 02:10:51 PM
pffft...am I supposed to be impressed? He didn't hit the Bullseye once!
 
2012-12-31 02:11:20 PM
Man that was awesome, almost had me yelling at my desk at work!!!

/American
 
2012-12-31 02:17:31 PM
OOOOOOOONE HUNNERD AN' EIGHTY POOOOIIIIIIIINTS!!!!!

/didn't rtfa
 
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2012-12-31 02:17:49 PM
How did he do that without aiming fluid?????
 
2012-12-31 02:18:23 PM
He deserves our resmpect.
 
2012-12-31 02:23:12 PM

namegoeshere: He deserves our resmpect.


i9.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-31 02:27:47 PM
Impressive, but somewhat tempered by the fact that the throw line was 6 feet from the board, and that he was leaning 2 feet past that...
 
2012-12-31 02:46:27 PM

LoneVVolf: Impressive, but somewhat tempered by the fact that the throw line was 6 feet from the board, and that he was leaning 2 feet past that...


Leaning is fine as long as your feet don't cross over the line.
 
2012-12-31 02:55:30 PM

LoneVVolf: Impressive, but somewhat tempered by the fact that the throw line was 6 feet from the board, and that he was leaning 2 feet past that...


7' 9 1/4" to be exact.
 
2012-12-31 03:00:33 PM

pudding7: I knew darts were big over there, but I didn't know they were "get hammered in a huge auditorium with a few thousand other fans, some dressed like Kermit and Miss Piggy, and scream and shout and wave banners(?) at every throw" big.


If I was over there I'd go to every world darts championship after seeing this short video
 
2012-12-31 03:09:08 PM

pudding7: abhorrent1: Darts is a sport?

If bowling and golf are sports, then so is darts.

In reality though, all three are games, not sports.


Drinking games at that. Looking forward to televised beer pong and asshole tournaments.
 
2012-12-31 03:26:57 PM
Michael van Gerwen is a classic British name
 
2012-12-31 03:28:24 PM
The difference between bowling, golf, and darts is the fact that you need to be athletically fit to be competitive in today's pro golf circuit.
 
2012-12-31 03:33:16 PM
By the way, that's incredibly impressive. What a great way to psych out your opponent
 
2012-12-31 03:35:21 PM

pudding7: I knew darts were big over there, but I didn't know they were "get hammered in a huge auditorium with a few thousand other fans, some dressed like Kermit and Miss Piggy, and scream and shout and wave banners(?) at every throw" big.


Yup. Ally Pally (Alexandra Palace) is sold out and jam-packed every December. Combine that with the Brits' love for "fancy dress" (wearing randome costumes), and binge drinking, and this is what you get
 
2012-12-31 03:43:33 PM
At 0:52 looks like he is drinking a pint to me. Damn fine playing though
 
2012-12-31 03:47:30 PM

Alphakronik: The difference between bowling, golf, and darts is the fact that you need to be athletically fit to be competitive in today's pro golf circuit.


a.espncdn.com
 
2012-12-31 03:57:34 PM

RoyHobbs22: Drinking games at that. Looking forward to televised beer pong and asshole tournaments.


I would watch the hell out of that. But let's hope that they don't ruin the purity of the events by allowing teetotalers or even light drinkers on the field of play.

I also suddenly want to go to a darts world championship.
 
2012-12-31 04:32:19 PM

HaywoodJablonski: Michael van Gerwen is a classic British name


He's also Dutch, defeating the point of the headline.
 
2012-12-31 04:32:54 PM
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2012-12-31 04:52:40 PM
I know nothing about darts. Why wouldn't he just go for the bullseye?
 
2012-12-31 04:58:22 PM

Gilligann: I know nothing about darts. Why wouldn't he just go for the bullseye?


Double bullseye is worth only 50. Triple 20 is worth 60.
 
2012-12-31 05:14:35 PM
Great fail there subby... from Wikipedia:

Michael van Gerwen (born 25 April 1989 in Boxtel, Netherlands) is a Dutch professional darts player, nicknamed Mighty Mike
 
2012-12-31 05:20:47 PM
Holy christ, people will be entertained by ANYTHING.

/jumps out of airplanes
//perspective may be skewed
 
2012-12-31 05:41:20 PM
My darts accuracy is best between 3 and 4 pints. Any more than that and it's straight down the shiatter.
 
2012-12-31 05:44:16 PM

HaywoodJablonski: Gilligann: I know nothing about darts. Why wouldn't he just go for the bullseye?

Double bullseye is worth only 50. Triple 20 is worth 60.


Why is that anyway?

The bullseye should be 75, something to make players aim for it.
 
2012-12-31 05:47:17 PM

Anderson's Pooper: My darts accuracy is best between 3 and 4 pints. Any more than that and it's straight down the shiatter.


Sounds like my bowling ideal BAC.
 
2012-12-31 05:57:04 PM

Treygreen13: Anderson's Pooper: My darts accuracy is best between 3 and 4 pints. Any more than that and it's straight down the shiatter.

Sounds like my bowling ideal BAC.


Never good at darts, but this BAC makes me a pool shark. Any more, any less, and the only ball i sink is the cue.
 
2012-12-31 06:08:02 PM

spawn73: HaywoodJablonski: Gilligann: I know nothing about darts. Why wouldn't he just go for the bullseye?

Double bullseye is worth only 50. Triple 20 is worth 60.

Why is that anyway?

The bullseye should be 75, something to make players aim for it.


Bullseye surface area is much larger than the T20, thus much easier to hit.
 
2012-12-31 06:25:54 PM
without drinking a pint? isn't that grounds for disqualification?
 
2012-12-31 06:26:19 PM
i don't even think i could play a whole game of darts without falling asleep, let alone watch it. wouldn't you rather be masturbating, cleaning your room, exercising, drinking yourself into a stupor, farking, folding laundry.... pretty much anything but that?
 
2012-12-31 06:26:56 PM

sephjnr: spawn73: HaywoodJablonski: Gilligann: I know nothing about darts. Why wouldn't he just go for the bullseye?

Double bullseye is worth only 50. Triple 20 is worth 60.

Why is that anyway?

The bullseye should be 75, something to make players aim for it.

Bullseye surface area is much larger than the T20, thus much easier to hit.


upload.wikimedia.org

Not the small circle that presently gives 50 points.
 
2012-12-31 06:27:59 PM

aNihilV10L8tr: Treygreen13: Anderson's Pooper: My darts accuracy is best between 3 and 4 pints. Any more than that and it's straight down the shiatter.

Sounds like my bowling ideal BAC.

Never good at darts, but this BAC makes me a pool shark. Any more, any less, and the only ball i sink is the cue.


I used to discount the drinking effect until I took a bowling class in college. Even the instructor (who had multiple perfect games on her record) told me that being partially intoxicated was the key to some of her perfect games. Then I read about some competitive shooters that drank gin before their matches. Seems that alcohol is the cause of, and solution to, all life's problems.
 
2012-12-31 06:39:29 PM

sephjnr: spawn73: HaywoodJablonski: Gilligann: I know nothing about darts. Why wouldn't he just go for the bullseye?

Double bullseye is worth only 50. Triple 20 is worth 60.

Why is that anyway?

The bullseye should be 75, something to make players aim for it.

Bullseye surface area is much larger than the T20, thus much easier to hit.


Correct. When I used to play, I hit double bull with all three darts multiple times (to win at Cricket), but I only hit a ton 80 once. So much harder.

/I was never good, but it was so much fun
 
2012-12-31 06:54:58 PM
true story:

in 1996 I was in Wales, I had just finished a solo bicycle trip around Ireland, and I was on my way back to London to fly home, and I met up with a pair of Welsh girls in Fishguard (the ferry port back from Ireland) that I had met on my way out a few weeks earlier.

We hit it off again, and they took me around some of the pubs in Fishguard, and after drinking a few too many (this was long before I was LDS) I saw a dartboard, and I asked if I could try a bit. They giggled, looked at each other, and said "sure, lets have a match" or something like that.

So I started, and people were cheering me, but laughing at the same time. After each of my throws, one of my ladyfriends would try a turn. Then some other girls there playing - and after the "game" I came in last place, but got the biggest cheers. I asked my friends why people were laughing - and they told me that it was because it was "ladies dart night" and the tournament had been set up as a charity event, with the women playiong for the chance to go out on a date with some local footballer. They hadn't told me what I was competing for. Everyone in the pub just assumed I was competing for the "prize" too.

The story gets even weirder and more surreal later, but I'll save that for another day - but it involves a police escort through london.
 
2012-12-31 07:39:27 PM

Treygreen13: . Then I read about some competitive shooters that drank gin before their matches. Seems that alcohol is the cause of, and solution to, all life's problems.


Takes the edge off, or rather makes it impossible to get on edge. The key to stuff like darts or bowling is just to flow, and not try to be perfect. When you try to be just right you end up not being as smooth as you need to be.
 
2012-12-31 08:05:10 PM

ISO15693: true story:

in 1996 I was in Wales, I had just finished a solo bicycle trip around Ireland, and I was on my way back to London to fly home, and I met up with a pair of Welsh girls in Fishguard (the ferry port back from Ireland) that I had met on my way out a few weeks earlier.

We hit it off again, and they took me around some of the pubs in Fishguard, and after drinking a few too many (this was long before I was LDS) I saw a dartboard, and I asked if I could try a bit. They giggled, looked at each other, and said "sure, lets have a match" or something like that.

So I started, and people were cheering me, but laughing at the same time. After each of my throws, one of my ladyfriends would try a turn. Then some other girls there playing - and after the "game" I came in last place, but got the biggest cheers. I asked my friends why people were laughing - and they told me that it was because it was "ladies dart night" and the tournament had been set up as a charity event, with the women playiong for the chance to go out on a date with some local footballer. They hadn't told me what I was competing for. Everyone in the pub just assumed I was competing for the "prize" too.

The story gets even weirder and more surreal later, but I'll save that for another day - but it involves a police escort through london.


Cool Story, Boyo.
 
2012-12-31 09:51:06 PM

MagSeven: namegoeshere: He deserves our resmpect.

[i9.photobucket.com image 400x400]


Came for the quote.

What a cocksucker.

/leaving satisfied.
 
2012-12-31 10:06:18 PM
I know nothing about darts, but I was impressed that you could make a consistent throw like that.

Question - do they replace the board after each throw?
I only ask because it didnt seem like any dart point holes were visible the next round.
 
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