Monday, November 07, 2005

Dart Championships?

Was anyone else aware of this competitive sport? I mean, I've played darts before, but I didn't realize they had National Championships on TV until yesterday. I was watching a DVD, and when the movie ended, we flipped back to the TV at about 1am. The last person had left the TV on what I think was ESPN 8 (The Ocho). And on the TV was the National Championship in darts. My girlfriend quickly tired of it and went to sleep, but I was mezmorized. These guys were amazing. They could hit the triple twenty like 8 times out of 10. They were machines. One guy's arm looked like it was fastened to his body with just a single hinge it moved with such precision. And the wierdest part was there was an audience. So picture this: A room the size of a warehouse, with a single dart board in the middle of one wall. If front of it, hundreds of those little tables you see in bars. And all around, large white women as far as the eye can see. Apparently the only people that play this sport (professionally) are large white men who look like ex-cons, and the only people that watch are their large white women groupies.

I hit up Google for some more info, but it returned 598,000 results, so I have some reading to do.

15 comments:

allison said...

i love darts. everytime i'm at a bar with a board i play cricket.

Booty J Patrol said...

I too enjoy cricket. If I could hit the triple 20 like those guys, I would kick ass!

Alistair! said...

In the Uk of my youth, The Embassy International Darts Trophy ( Backin the day when Darts and Snooker were sponsored by Cigarette companies) was must see TV. These "sportsmen" were gods. To see these chain smoking, beer-bellied athletes step up to the 'ockie and try for 180 was nail-biting stuff. And the winning weren't bad. $150.000.00 pot for the winner was not to be sneezed at.

jiggs said...

Professional dart players should be considered gods. I would worship them if I could put up with the stench of stale cigarette smoke.

The Husband said...

this weekend on espn they had the professional bowling association all star game or some shit like that. one event was trick bowling...where they would do weird shit. this one guy put a chair in the middle of the lane. he would lob the bowling ball over the chair...and got a strike. unfucking believeable. i can't even break 100 and this MF'r is doing shit like this. please note, several years ago on my bday i went bowling. two major things happened:
1- i bowled a strike with each hand (i'm ambidextrous...comes in handy for masturbation)
2- next lane over michael fucking jordan and some other scrub from the wizards start playing. i said hello, told him it was my bday. he said happy bday, then lit up a big cigar.

jiggs said...

Bowling with Michael Jordan is an awesome story Carl.

Did you notice Jordan sending any money to a woman he was sleeping with while he was there?

Buttsex.

Monkey said...

Darts and butt sex don't seem to make good bed partners.

jiggs said...

The hardest I laughed today was a result of Monkey's observation:

Darts and butt sex don't seem to make good bed partners.

GENIUS LEVEL!!

Monkey said...

I'm sending you some mud from Maine that I've bathed in. You bathe in it too, then we are Mud Brothers. Sound good?

jiggs said...

Sounds perfect monkey. As long as you don't deposit any special "mud" in it. I only bathe in my own poo.

Monkey said...

I promise to withhold Poo for that one occasion. I will become Anal Retentive in your honor.

jiggs said...

Yay! Anal retentive in my honor! I'm looking forward to the mud!

Lee Ann said...

haha, I thought this conversation was about darts....turned into hineytalk!

slappy said...

Lee Ann, there are only two conversations on the JiggsBlog: hineytalk and temporarily-distracted-from-hineytalk.

Booty J Patrol said...

I mean, one of our contributors has a hiney related name. What did you expect? :)