We used to play darts quite frequently at a little pub in Cascais, Portugal. When the darts championship was on, the place was packed and all eyes were on the TV every time someone put the first 2 darts in the trip 20. The camera then zooms in to a close up for the final shot. When the throw was successful, everyone calls along with the announcers booming voice... ONNNE-HUNNNNDRED AND AYYYYYYTY! It really is incredible how they take what is a somewhat mundane bar game, put it on TV, and keep you on the edge of your seat. Phil "The Power" Taylor is "da bomb". Here's his website www.philthepower.com
posted by RobertL at 01:45 PM on January 03
I remember a young fella who started his professional football career with the Memphis Showboats. The young man was handed a fat contract and did what any young man might do. He went shopping. There was a salesman in a clothing store who got into a bit of trouble for taking advantage of the young guy with the newly acquired bankroll. He sold him (among other things I'm sure) something like $400 worth of socks. That young man was future Hall-of-famer Reggie White. The thing to do at the games was to bring a pair of socks to wave and help cheer on the defense.
posted by RobertL at 10:39 AM on February 26
Damn! That was my first post on Spofi and it really has nothin' to do with sports... My apologies to you all
posted by RobertL at 11:32 PM on May 31
Here's another thought: They say this is becase it's violating the broadcast agreements... Last time I checked... "broadcast agreements" don't equal "laws"... just my $0.02 worth.
posted by RobertL at 11:29 PM on May 31
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