January 11, 2005

Name Game :: Phil (the Power) Taylor, Bob (the Limestone Cowboy) Anderson, Wayne (Hawaii 501) Mardle, Andy (the Viking) Fordham, Kevin (the Artist) Painter.

posted by garfield to other at 11:52 AM - 11 comments

best quote: "Drinking goes part and parcel with darts...But I'm cutting back to as much I can." His initial goal is to reduce his daily intake of beer to 12 bottles.

posted by garfield at 11:53 AM on January 11, 2005

Darts really is a bloody weird "sport". It's like pantomime, but with morbidly obese men throwing pointy things at a wall.

posted by afx237vi at 03:44 PM on January 11, 2005

As opposed to morbidly obese men pretending to be morbidly obese women and throwing magic beans in the ground whilst frightening the children you mean? Darts is a wonderful game - I was in the pub the other night and played for the first time in a couple of years - then, when I got home, the world championships was still on the TV. It was only having had a go that I really began to appreciate the talent those fellas have - not just for throwing the pointy things, but for doing the math!

posted by JJ at 04:16 AM on January 12, 2005

More importantly though - if you were a professional darts player, what would your nickname be?

posted by JJ at 04:17 AM on January 12, 2005

Eschewing the obvious battleship and "Otto" references, ("The Iron Chancellor" doesn't translate to darts too well), Aleks 'The Baron' Bismarck has a suitably daft ring to it.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:54 AM on January 12, 2005

I think if I had 25 beers first it my nickname would be "the impaler"

posted by chris2sy at 07:54 AM on January 12, 2005

I'm typing like I had a few already this morning

posted by chris2sy at 07:55 AM on January 12, 2005

The viking is having a rough time of it at the moment.

posted by JJ at 11:39 AM on January 12, 2005

"Fordham has got to lose the whole of Julie Goodyear (11st 12lb) and half of Paul Ross (14st 5lb). Hands up who hopes itís the half with the mouth on. " As Ross has made a career of talking out of his arse, I have hands down.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:49 PM on January 12, 2005

Chris2sy took my first choice, so I'll go with Vlad.

posted by billsaysthis at 02:34 PM on January 12, 2005

"As Ross has made a career of talking out of his arse, I have hands down." *L* very good.

posted by JJ at 04:31 AM on January 13, 2005

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