All sports fans will know that darts and beer are made for each other. So it’s no surprise to find that The Three Pints Podcast has stepped up to the oche to pay tribute to this classic sport. The gleefully irreverent Betting.co.uk sponsored podcast sees Ashley, Nick and Jordan concentrating on explaining exactly why darts is a sport that can be played by just about anyone – regardless of talent.
Such controversial debate isn’t rare on The Three Pints podcast. Previous instalments of the podcast have seen the trio arguing about whether all football matches are boring, and there was similarly withering treatment of American football too.
This time around, Ashley quickly reveals himself to be a darts expert by claiming that he’d thrown three 180s – much to the disbelief of his colleagues. However such debate is frequently thrown off-balance thanks to the liberal imbibing of alcohol when recording these podcasts.
Booze consumed in this session included premium gin and tonic, mojitos, and more gin and tonics. As a result, you’ll get fascinating insight regarding whether you need any physical fitness to play darts. Plus with lengthy debate around whether all darts players are ‘big heifers’, the podcast goes to places that you just don’t find in standard sports journalism.
Such debates are taken to their logical conclusion when the team turns its attention to Andy Fordham. You’ll get to hear fiery arguments about whether such excessive weight is essential to successful darts playing.
Plus there’s speculation about how much money is made in darts, and revelations are made about how a booze-loving game like darts actually became a sport. You’ll even learn the distance covered by darts players from the oche to the dart board and back each match.
Nick is on hand to express his ‘anti-darts’ sentiment, although the topic is quickly sidetracked back to the main discussion of alcohol. Thankfully the debate does occasionally return to darts, although this focuses on which darts player would drink a certain kind of drink. Things reach their nadir when the The Three Pints podcast discusses whether Boy George ever played darts, or whether Nick actually knows any darts players.
Some darts purists might find such honest discussion of their beloved sport slightly too irreverent. However, there are few places where you’d find such earnest debate about whether darts could be an Olympic sport. All of which means that you’ll definitely want to download or stream the latest Three Pints podcast.