ESPN Darts coverage stinks

On July 21, 2006, in General, by Neil Stevens

This American commentator on ESPN sounds so brilliant: “The best you can do with your three darts is to hit triple 20 three times. That is called 180.” Gee, you must have gotten through the 5th grade, doing that 20 x 3 x 3 like that!

At least they do seem to have the Sky guy Sid Waddell (I think) who not only gets really excited, but beyond that actually knows something about darts. Though being used to hearing him from Fox Sports rebroadcasts of Sky darts coverage, it’s strange to hear him actually EXPLAIN things as he does for ESPN and the American audience.

Of course, this whole “World Series of Darts” name and structure is retarded. Let’s take the best darts players around the world, and pit them against US amateurs? Come on. Though I do know why they’re doing it: they’re trying to dummy up some excitement about “anybody” being able to win, as they got with poker.


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