Poll: Is darts a sport?

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by darwin_23, Nov 6, 2009.

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Is darts a sport?

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  2. No

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  3. What is darts?

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  1. darwin_23

    darwin_23 Guest

    Inspired by this thread.
     
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  3. darwin_23

    darwin_23 Guest

    To help you answer this question I have added some pictures of some of the elite darts players.....
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  4. Infern0

    Infern0 Guest

    Wikipedia says it is, and we all know Wikipedia is never wrong.
     
  5. Charles

    Charles Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Infern0 @ Nov 6 2009, 04:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    TROAL FAILZ !!!!


    :rolleyes:
     
  6. darwin_23

    darwin_23 Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Infern0 @ Nov 6 2009, 03:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    True, you find it on wikipedias list of sports after bear-baiting and canary fighting, but before fox hunting and kite-fighting ;)
     
  7. danger

    danger Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (darwin_23 @ Nov 6 2009, 03:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Good god i have never seen a finer pair of Athletes in all my years. Usain Bolt be damned.

    You can just tell that they are the sort of elite sportsmen in the Jim Thorpe / Steve Nash / Martin Donnelly mold, who have the natural ability and cross transferable skills to succeed in any sport.

    I'm in awe quite frankly.
     
  8. Juan VdS

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  9. Prestwick

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  10. danger

    danger Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Juan VdS @ Nov 6 2009, 03:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    :lol:
     
  11. gingergenius

    gingergenius Guest

    It is. It requires physical skill and the winner is determined in an objective fashion.
     
  12. danger

    danger Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (gingergenius @ Nov 6 2009, 04:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I dont know i just feel uneasy about acknowledging tubby up there as being an elite athlete.

    I see your definition as defining a game, such as darts or pool or a literal ******* contest. just my opinion, there should be more of a distinction between games and sport.
     
  13. Nickdnz

    Nickdnz Guest

    What I all ways find annoying as a "sport" is Bodybuilding, I mean there is not doubt it takes alot of effort, however the results are extemely opinion based, and there is no clear winner. At least in darts the decision can be put down to points.


    Oh and "darters" figure is a cross combination of that of professional bowlers and pie eating champions.
     
  14. jawmalawm24

    jawmalawm24 Guest

    I'm sure I saw a darts championship on espn one day a few weeks ago so I guess it is a sport. That big dude looks like earthquake from WWF back in the day if anyone can remember.
     
  15. KZNSharksFan

    KZNSharksFan Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (jawmalawm24 @ Nov 6 2009, 07:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    :lol:
    I once watched "professional" tiddly winks and paper, scissors, rock on ESPN (no I am not joking) complete with hyperbole-loving American commentary. Not sure if coverage by ESPN qualifies something as a sport.
     
  16. Charles

    Charles Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (St Helens RLFC @ Nov 6 2009, 12:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I'm not sure it's related.

    You have poker comps, but that doesn't make Poker a sport. A game yes, but not a sport. I would say Sport is any game that requires a reasonable amount of physical exercice to be accomplished.

    Poker is a game, Rugby is a sport, and Trekking is a physical activity.
     
  17. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Sure it is. But it's a boring sport.
     
  18. dullonien

    dullonien Guest

    It's an interesting one. It takes a huge amount of skill, theres no denying that. I consider myself half decent at darts (as in can hit the nuber I want 6/10 times), but hitting trebbles consistently is on another level entirely.

    In some ways, being heavy could be an advantage for darts. Low centre of gravity, less wobble, steadier hand etc. etc.

    I'm not sure if it should be classed a sport, I'm not really fussed. I suppose it's more of a game that a sport. Hard to judge. Can be great to watch though.
     
  19. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (danger @ Nov 6 2009, 04:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I dont know i just feel uneasy about acknowledging tubby up there as being an elite athlete.

    I see your definition as defining a game, such as darts or pool or a literal ******* contest. just my opinion, there should be more of a distinction between games and sport.
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    You don't necessarily have to be an elite athlete to be an elite sportsman. Stephen Lee is a fat ******* but he definitely has one of the best cue actions in snooker, very much making him an elite sportsman, same applies with golf and darts, it's not just physical conditioning that makes a sportsmen. There's no way Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld and James Wade are not elite sportsmen. Look at the skill of them first of all, but the number of hours they put into their training as well, it's not as if they're just showing up for a game of darts, picking up a check and saying cheerio.
     
  20. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    Good way to spend free time ;)
     
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