Friday, January 05, 2007

Darts, Sport and Classics

While reading around darts, I came across this quote from darts commentator Sid Waddell who once said (of Eric Bristow - "the crafty cockney") :

'When Alexander the Great was 33 he cried salt tears because there were no more worlds to conquer. Bristow is only 27.' has more examples of classical references in sporting quotes..

p.s. - for Darts anoraks - some interesting facts about Bristow: he is a Polydactyl (he has six toes on his right foot), and also suffered from Dartitis - which is a psychological condition - which meant he somehow felt himself to be unable to let go of his dart when throwing it. The Oxford English Dictionary may well include dartitis in its next edition - see for details.
OK - I promise no more darts-facts, before we get off the topic... Comments on the post below (is darts a 'sport'?) are still welcome.

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