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Discussion in 'Sports' started by Davothegreat, 4th Jan, 2016.

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  1. Davothegreat

    Davothegreat Well-Known Member

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    Anyone watch the World Darts Championship that finished overnight? Anderson twice world champ now. Lewis played well but lacked the finishes. Anderson's earlier matches were superb, especially the 9 darter - that was awesome. And apparently he has trouble seeing - how good would he be if he spent some of his 300k pounds on a pair of glasses.

    Should be a good year. MVG is very strong. Pretty much all of the top players are strong. Maybe not so much Taylor, could be the beginning of the end of his rein. His doubles have been getting worse all year.
     
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    I watched one of the semi-finals; Barnveld V Lewis.

    I love their skill...amazing.

    On a side whinge; what's with these blokes and their frickin sleeves of stamps?:rolleyes:

    When is the population of Earth going to move on from this trend?

    Looks ridiculous.

    I don't have any stamps at all; never saw the need to get one/several and follow the herd.

    Just thought of a new business idea for those who don't want to get the stamps, but don't want to be left behind and feel like a loser - the detachable material sleeve of stamps; it simply velcros on to your t-shirt sleeve.;):D

    Another side; I find it quite hilarious that they have all these sexy girls in next to nothing on the stage, and the two gorgeous women in the evening dresses who escort the players to the stage....as an add-on to a bunch of blokes who are collectively big fat unattractive slobs....just seems a terrible match-up. But hey; I'm not complaining about the females!! :cool:

    Otherwise; good entertainment for the most part.:p
     
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    Yeah you're not wrong, they sure do like their stamps. I don't have any either, not my thing. I also can't get past Peter Wright's whole act/look thing either, it serves no purpose and just looks ridiculous. Just stand there with your beer gut and amaze us with accuracy. The walk-on girls take care of the rest for us ;-)
     
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    I saw one on TV on the 31st, looked like it was in a stadium or something.
    Weirdness.
     
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    They pull some decent crowds, few thousand people. They toured here and NZ a few months ago. Might go along one day if they come back to Sydney. Good excuse to have a few beers - I'd reckon 15 beers minimum so as to fit in with the regular PDC crowd.
     
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    Im offended that this thread is in the 'Sports' sub forum. Darts is not 'sport'!

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    You didn't see the fat dude sweating in the finals.
    That's as active as he gets.
     
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    Sorry to advise you but its already been done by Howard & Raj on TBBT.



    You can but them on eBay for $1 each so your not going to make a fortune,

    1pcs Hot New Men Fake Body Art Temporary Tattoo Sleeves Arm Leg Stocking Punk

    Yes, the Dart were OK but I missed the finals after watching a few of the prelim rounds.
     
  9. Davothegreat

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    It's more of a sport than synchronised swimming and that rubbish somehow qualifies as an Olympic sport. I suppose you don't think Snooker is a sport either ;-)
     
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    In my books, anything which has judges rather than an objective scoring mechanism is not a sport.
     
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    Only motor racing, mountaineering and bull fighting are sports. The rest are just games.

    ;)
     
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    Correct.

    Sport definition involves both 'physical exertion' and 'skill'. Not one or the other.
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    Snooker or darts does not meet the criteria of 'physical exertion' no matter how much you argue.

    pinkboy
     
  13. Azazel

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    I will never agree that motor racing or horse racing are sports. Unless they put the car/horse on the winners podium.
     
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    I'm with you on horse racing but the car or bike in motor racing can't drive or ride by itself.
     
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    I'm the opposite way around. A horse's fitness needs to be trained, but driving isn't a physical effort.
     
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    I agree and disagree.

    Firstly, I don't believe any motorsports are 'sport' - so just to make that clear.

    I do however know that driving does take considerable effort and physical exertion, however that actual physical exertion isn't a direct correlation to how the vehicle performs = not a sport. Say for example a non motorized sport, like cycling (#notacyclingexpert) where the effort of the human directly powers the vehicle. Same as rowing, bobsledding (the push and the steering) and kayaking and the like.



    I too believe that any sports which are 'judged' don't really fall under the term 'sport'. Examples are diving, synchronized swimming, surfing, amateur boxing, gymnastics etc. They rely on a human judging element, which can effect the outcome of the result too varied. Humans, despite what most people here think....have bad days too.


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  17. Azazel

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    Yeah, like pro motorsport people will detail how much physical training drivers do now.
    They don't need to, it's not like the fittest driver wins. They're just trying to gain any advantage they can.
    The mechanics should be up on the podium. Especially when they do an overnight engine rebuild.
     
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