Author Topic: RIP Eric Bristow  (Read 1784 times)

RIP Eric Bristow
« on: April 05, 2018, 10:10:39 pm »
Ok, he may have sent a very bad tweet once (possibly through stupidity rather than malice), but he was a legend.  Also started Phil Taylor's career.  Only 60.
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

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Re: RIP Eric Bristow
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2018, 10:27:37 pm »
Darts isn't the most healthy of activities, but 60 is young.
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Re: RIP Eric Bristow
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2018, 10:47:44 pm »
Darts isn't the most healthy of activities, but 60 is young.

Not for a Darts player from that era it's not.  The big names I remember (Jocky Wilson, Alan Evans, Leighton Rees..etc) seem to die around 60.  The ones still with us (Bobby George, Andy Fordham) seem infirm way beyond their years

That suggests the body can take about 60 years of abuse from booze, fags, bad diet, late nights and lack of exercise.  In many ways it's a miracle that the human body can deal with it for so long.

Bristow was a true legend though, identifiable by a nickname alone.
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Re: RIP Eric Bristow
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2018, 11:06:17 pm »
This is bad news for anyone else who came up in the pub quiz on Tuesday......

Re: RIP Eric Bristow
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2018, 07:19:14 am »
Darts isn't the most healthy of activities, but 60 is young.
That suggests the body can take about 60 years of abuse from booze, fags, bad diet, late nights and lack of exercise.  In many ways it's a miracle that the human body can deal with it for so long.


It takes dedication to be an elite athlete. All that training takes a toll on the body.




Re: RIP Eric Bristow
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2018, 07:44:52 am »
TdF cyclists often don't last long, either.  We're designed to chase the odd antelope, not pedal at full aerobic power all day for three weeks.
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Re: RIP Eric Bristow
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2018, 10:57:38 am »
Ah, I see you've tried cycling across Manchester, then!

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Re: RIP Eric Bristow
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2018, 12:55:51 pm »
Darts isn't the most healthy of activities, but 60 is young.
That suggests the body can take about 60 years of abuse from booze, fags, bad diet, late nights and lack of exercise.  In many ways it's a miracle that the human body can deal with it for so long.


It takes dedication to be an elite athlete. All that training takes a toll on the body.

Too true!

None of the multiple centenarians in my extended family was an athlete...

Re: RIP Eric Bristow
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2018, 01:24:07 pm »
Andy Fordham

The ultimate yoyo dieter. According to a newspaper story a few while ago:

1982: 13st
2004: 31st
2007: 16st
2017: 24st
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Re: RIP Eric Bristow
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2018, 01:35:31 pm »
Andy Fordham

The ultimate yoyo dieter. According to a newspaper story a few while ago:

1982: 13st
2004: 31st
2007: 16st
2017: 24st

Actually it's the other way round.  1982 and 2007 are when he let his training slide.

Re: RIP Eric Bristow
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2018, 01:55:07 pm »
He used to live not far from the parental home and I used to deliver his papers

possibly through stupidity rather than malice

Hmmm...On the basis of if you can't say anything good.......

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Re: RIP Eric Bristow
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2018, 01:56:46 pm »
can't believe he was only 60, seems to have been around all of my life.
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Re: RIP Eric Bristow
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2018, 01:59:20 pm »
Are you over 60?