March 25, 2005

Darts - Sport or Not a Sport?:

posted by gspm to other at 11:25 AM - 14 comments

You have got to be kidding? I think drinking beer should be an olympic sport so I can get one of those gold medels. They won't let bowling in, what makes anybody think darts belongs anyplace besides the bar.

posted by tdheiland at 01:14 PM on March 25, 2005

If they get rid of the targets and make it a kind of team dart fighting with tranquilizers or poison on the darts...I think about it then.

posted by chris2sy at 01:35 PM on March 25, 2005


posted by StarFucker at 09:44 PM on March 25, 2005

I'll say sport, not athletes.

posted by forksclovetofu at 07:53 AM on March 26, 2005

Darts is every bit as much a sport as hopscotch, curling, billiards, lawn bowling, croquet and golf.

posted by the red terror at 10:21 AM on March 26, 2005

Yep - by that standard Darts is a sport. It's a lot like curling - which is a non-athlete sport that incorporates a shitload of drinking.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 11:36 AM on March 26, 2005

Darts is not a sport Darts is not a sport. Websters dictionary defines sport: that which amuses;diversion;pastime;merriment;object of jest;mockery;outdoor game or recreation of atheletic nature.

posted by sempd5 at 06:07 PM on March 26, 2005

sempd5, you should understand that we have been doing these sport/not threads for awhile. An inside joke to some extent, please take it in that regard.

posted by billsaysthis at 06:12 PM on March 27, 2005

Darts: not a sport Dart throwers: not atheletes

posted by LionIndex at 12:03 PM on March 28, 2005

Shooting is a sport, and so is archery. So, now you throw a dart and it isn't?? It's called a target sport, and it is played by atheletes. It requires hand-eye coordination, concentration, reflexes, and strategy. One could even argue that it is more demanding than some of the "Run in a straight line" events.

posted by LostInDaJungle at 03:21 PM on March 28, 2005

Okay, fine then. Shooting: not a sport Shooters: not athletes Unless they're participating in a biathalon at the time. Like bill says (this?), the designation thing is an old inside joke here. Arguing with it is pointless.

posted by LionIndex at 06:58 PM on March 28, 2005

Is arguing about whether something is a sport a sport? I think I pulled something.

posted by rcade at 06:55 AM on March 29, 2005

I'm a sport, and so's my wife.

posted by JJ at 05:28 AM on March 30, 2005

I'm a sport, and so's my wife. Can I join her league?

posted by billsaysthis at 06:40 PM on March 30, 2005

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