Darts fan celebrates nine-darter in the only way he knows - by dumping an entire pitcher of beer on his own head
Sorry, F1 people. Darts is back and it's here to usurp the sport-everyone-tweets-about-to-try-to-appear-trendy crown, and it's back in a BIG way.
Last week, we brought you the story of showboating Russian darts legend Boris Koltsov, who became a fan favorite after closing out Jermaine Wattimena and egging on the crowd. Turns out, as fun as Koltsov's moment was, it paled in comparison to what was to come over the weekend at the Ally Pally in London. We clearly jumped the gun on darts content.
Hours after Koltsov's match, Willie Borland damn near burned the place down with an epic nine-darter, which, for those unaware, is akin to a no-hitter in baseball. Like the no-hitter, nine-darters are becoming a bit more frequent, but that doesn't make them any less electric, especially when a guy like Borland is the one doing it:
Pure drama. Pure theater. PYOOOOAHHH DARTS!!!!!
The following day, Lithuania's Darius Labanauskas pulled off the feat, too, with a much more subdued reaction than Borland's:
Incredible scenes. Labanauskas, unfortunately, went on to lose, but he'll always have that nine-darter. So too, will the fans in attendance, who saw two nine-dart legs within 24 hours of each other. One fan in particular could not contain his excitement, reacting in the only applicable way - by dumping an entire pitcher of beer on his head. Watch closely:
Nine-darters will make you do some wild things. Man, it's so good to have fans back for all the sports, but darts especially. These people treat dudes with beer guts throwing pointy sticks at a tiny board like gladiators, and we wouldn't want it any other way. Pure drama, pure theater, pure darts.