Sid Waddell

John Harms, P.J. Flynn and all lovers of fine sports commentary mourn the passing of Sid Waddell, son of a coal-miner, Cambridge history graduate, novelist and lover of language. Darts will never be the same.

Here is a tribute:

and from The Guardian:


  1. Peter Flynn says

    My favourite ‘mathematical’ quotes from Sid:

    ‘Even Hypotenuse would have trouble working out these angles.’

    ‘I’m not Copernicus, but I reckon the planets will be in Taylor’s favour.’

    ‘Taylor’s maths could improve Fermat’s last theorem.’

    Magic darts Sid.


  2. Just one word – magic darts
    He will be missed.

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