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the greatest sportsman of our time?
but I did see the 170. Bam.
of our time.
Oooh potential darts not sport debate..
He's surely the most consistently dominant force there's ever been in one particular discipline though.
Whether he's better than others who've dominated their sports over the years or not is a bit of a moot point really... how do you compare him to say Valentino Rossi or Lance Armstrong?
but i guess you could say that's a team sport, with the bike being as important as the rider.
And i suppose it depends on the field as well - if the competition isn't good enough then it means less. But Phil faces highly skilled professionals and outclasses them with some degree of ease. Like that kid Whitlock last night, getting steamrollered despite an exemplary showing.
in some ways darts is the ultimate psychological sport. It's all about what's going on in that individual's head, and that individual being able to control his emotions and win. Maybe if we drafted Phil into the England squad as penalty coach we wouldn't get buggered every 2 years
that whitlock isn't a highly skilled professional, he's a part timer who only flies over from australia every now and again and just about scrapes a living. there's very few pro darters unfortunately.
I think, though he has made his living, it's hardly been a great deal of money...but that's not really the point, the point is that he plays darts full time, which was your point.
I do wonder how many of the top players do it full time. I think the 40th ranked PDC player made about 30 grand or something in 2009 or maybe it was the 50th.
Andy Fordham won precisely 800 squids last year.
was working as a labourer even up to when he was world number one I think. Apart from the very few people who can sustain top form for a long time (Taylor, Barney, Darth Maple perhaps) the money really isn't that great.
At 40 they were looking at £27k ish.
...but couldn't be arsed to root around to find it again, the PDC website is fucking awful.
Seriously, enjoy THIS, music and all.
"We despatch all of our products within 10 working day, unless we are in Las Vegas playing darts"
I love the shirt sizes. Up to 6XL, ready and waiting.
Neither Rossi or Armstrong's tits look as good wobbling in slow motion.
but i'll compare it to ten-pin bowling
golf isn't a sport if your ride on a buggy instead of walking
to make the GREATEST SPORT OF ALL TIME
Tiger Woods' achievements in golf are of far greater merit IMHMFO.