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RIP Sid Waddell. A loss to darts and to sports punditry.

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Sid Waddell livened up a sport that can often be rather dull with his silly metaphors and similies. His sad death on 12/08/2012 to bowel cancer will leave a sport without it's voice. Sid made watching the darts on Sky Sports a million times more enjoyable than it would have been without him, a lot of the success darts has experienced is owed in some way to him. Thoroughly entertaining and by all accounts, a great bloke.

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I'm horribly embarrassed to admit that I've actually watched darts on occassion and actually know who Sid Waddell was. 

 

In a sport that makes televised golf look edge-of-your-seat exciting by comparison, he was kind of the David Feherty of darts......

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The European Darts Championship was on NBCSports (the former "Versus") earlier this summer.....looks like an awesome event to attend! What's not to like about 2,000 rowdy Euros in a beer hall getting wasted cheering for their countrymen?!!

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One hundred and eighty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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One hundred and eighty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

That's what I'm talking about!!!!!

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The European Darts Championship was on NBCSports (the former "Versus") earlier this summer.....looks like an awesome event to attend! What's not to like about 2,000 rowdy Euros in a beer hall getting wasted cheering for their countrymen?!!

 

I watched this as well, my first darts spectating.  Tres cool!!

 

I fooled around as a kid with the darts set that every kid gets, growng up, but man, these guys is a completely different world.

 

Gotta love a sport that you can play while drinking beer.

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I enjoy watching different sports/events and darts is pretty fun to watch too. I wish they'd show different Olympic events on TV rather than the usual swimming and gymnastics. 

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I enjoy watching different sports/events and darts is pretty fun to watch too. I wish they'd show different Olympic events on TV rather than the usual swimming and gymnastics. 

 

Winter Olympics:  Curling,  baby!!

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