The Cowboys just got beat up by the Packers, and their chances to win in Week 2 are starting to look pretty bleak.
The “do the cowboys have a chance tonight” is a question that has been asked on social media. The answer to this question is no, as the Dallas Cowboys have only a 49% chance of winning the NFC East.
When prominent fan and apologist Skip Bayless hops off the bandwagon, you know things aren’t going well for the Dallas Cowboys.
Many Cowboys fans are depressed after the team’s Thanksgiving Day defeat to the Las Vegas Raiders. On paper, the Cowboys should have won this game handily. It was also a game they needed to win, as Dallas has now dropped two straight games and three of its previous four.
The Cowboys are in a poor position, but are they in such a horrible spot that they could not even win the NFC East?
Bayless, for some reason, believes it’s doable.
The Dallas Cowboys, according to Skip Bayless, have a 49 percent probability of winning the NFC East.
The NFC East has been dreadful this season, as it has been many times before. Despite their problems this month, the Cowboys remain the only team with a winning record. With a 5-6 record, the Philadelphia Eagles are second in the division, but they’ve won two consecutive games. The Washington Redskins have a 4-6 record, while the New York Giants have a 3-7 record. There isn’t a playoff club in the group save Dallas. That is, unless you believe in first-year head coach Nick Sirianni and quarterback Jalen Hurts in Philadelphia, which seems unlikely.
Dallas has essentially sealed up the division at this point, but Bayless disagrees. He’s clearly shaken by Dallas’ poor month, and it’s affecting his perception of the squad, tilting everything bad.
As far as Bayless is concerned, he is just interpreting the scene in front of him.
“I’m trying to be realistic.” “I’m a lifelong Dallas Cowboys supporter who will give my team a 49 percent probability to win the NFC East,” he stated. “I’m trying to view the glass as half full, but it’s shattered.” That’s exactly what’s going on right now.”
“Can you tell me what I have?” I base my decision on evidence. “I’m going for an eye exam,” he continued. “I say what I see, and my squad has been stinking it up against three AFC West clubs for the whole month of November.”
Dallas has had a rough go of it, with the Thanksgiving setback being a low point.
During the first quarter of the NFL game between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Dallas Cowboys, Anthony Brown #30 of the Dallas Cowboys sits in the end zone after getting called for pass interference | Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images
The Cowboys are on a slide in the wrong way, and they seem unable to stop it. It would have been the Thanksgiving competition if there was ever a game to show up in. The Raiders were an exceedingly beatable opponent, not just because the whole nation was watching. They’d dropped three in a row and are in the middle of one of the most turbulent seasons in recent memory.
Dallas, on the other hand, was unable to take advantage of a subpar club at home.
“Unfortunately,” Bayless said of the Cowboys, “you watched a poor football team.” “You observed people who were under-trained and under-motivated. Not ready to perform on the largest platform in the sport outside of the Super Bowl at kickoff. After the Super Bowl, that game will get the second-largest television viewership of the year. “Don’t the players realize you have to be prepared?”
Yes, the Cowboys were penalized often and got their say after the game, but so did the Raiders. At the end of the day, blaming the refs for the defeat will not enough for Dallas.
Regardless of the officiating, the Cowboys still surrendered 36 points to the Raiders, the most they’ve scored this season. Derek Carr threw for 373 yards and a touchdown against the Cowboys. The Cowboys allowed the Raiders 143 total yards on the run, including 87 yards and a touchdown by Josh Jacobs.
For as bad as Dallas’ offense has been lately, it was the team’s celebrated defense that let them down on Thanksgiving.
“My defense, which gave up 506 yards and 36 points, has two defensive players of the year possibilities.” “It doesn’t add up,” Bayless said. “It’s not adding up.” ‘Oh, sure, they can bounce back; they’re extremely excellent,’ doesn’t transfer.”
As awful as Dallas has been, Bayless’ reactive approach is far worse.
During the second quarter of the NFL game between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Dallas Cowboys, Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys tosses to teammate Ezekiel Elliott | Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images
It’s one thing to suggest that Dallas no longer seems to be a Super Bowl favorite, since it’s a fair assessment based on the Cowboys’ recent performances. But to claim the Cowboys have a fewer than 50% chance of winning the NFC East? That’s simply too reactive, and it’s a bad viewpoint, to be honest.
Dallas hasn’t looked well, and in a more competitive division, that would be a major issue. The NFC East, on the other hand, isn’t a very strong division. So much so that even a poor Dallas club has a chance to win.
The Cowboys’ present troubles do not detract from their depth of skill. The Cowboys’ ceiling may no longer be a Super Bowl contender, but it doesn’t mean the bottom has fallen out and they’re now in danger of tanking the rest of the season. Instead of looking at the Cowboys as a contender for the NFC East title, maybe it’s better to set lower expectations and concentrate on finishing the division.
The Cowboys have the ability to achieve that.
Dallas has four of its last six games against NFC East opponents. They face the Eagles and Giants once each, as well as the Washington Redskins twice. The remainder of the division has a combined record of 12-19. It’s ludicrous to think that Dallas won’t be able to lock it up.
Despite this, Bayless seems to have lost trust in his troops. He doesn’t think they can win the NFC East because he doesn’t think the Cowboys know who they are.
“If you do what you did yesterday and waste opportunity after chance to defeat a much superior team, you get up this morning and say, ‘I don’t know what we are,’ because I don’t believe they know who they are.”
ESPN and Pro Football Reference provided the statistics.
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There has been a lot of advise on how to keep one’s sanity through this pandemic catastrophe.
Concentrate on the aspects of your life that you have control over.
Make time to look for yourself.
Recognize that you’re grieving and strive toward not just accepting but also finding positive significance in your circumstance.
These are excellent suggestions. But there’s one aspect of morale that we’ve spoken about a lot in the past, and that podcast guest Loretta Breuning (watch for her program this week) just reminded me of: the necessity to care after your dopamine.
Dopamine is the anti-anxiety neurochemical. It creates a sense of anticipation, energy, and exhilaration in the anticipation of potential future benefits. When we think about and arrange for possibly enjoyable and joyful times and occurrences, it is released.
It’s difficult to establish plans of any type when your activities are restricted and the timeline for the length of those constraints is unpredictable, and your calendar is usually relatively empty. As a consequence, most people are running short on dopamine, the euphoria of anticipation, which adds to feelings of hopelessness and depression.
Even in this constrained environment, you may discover strategies to enhance your dopamine levels and feel better about yourself.
While dopamine is generated while thinking about the future, it is most efficiently triggered when you commit to an idea and then choose a specific time/date for it to happen.
Making preparations for various activities and then scheduling them is the key to enhancing your attitude during confinement.
Sure, you can only come up with modest things for these activities, but small things work.
Today, have a marital meeting or a family powwow, and go over the next week’s schedule. What are some things you can arrange that you’ll look forward to, even if just a little? Dopamine is triggered in the face of novelty, so think of activities you’ve never done or attempted before, as well as ones you know you’ll appreciate. The action doesn’t have to be directly gratifying; uncertainty boosts dopamine (the possibility that something can turn out to be shockingly rewarding excites your brain), so anything can work. Here are some suggestions:
- Try a new online exercise on Monday morning.
- Make a favorite dessert on Tuesday night.
- Take a bike ride on a section of a route you’ve never visited before on Wednesday afternoon.
- Thursday night: Host a virtual book club or virtual cocktail hour with pals via video conference.
- Friday night: Order takeout from your favorite restaurant and eat it in a park or in your garden, picnic-style.
- Saturday afternoon: Go for a trek in a state park.
- Go fishing on Sunday morning.
You don’t have to plan an activity for every day; we’ve found that planning one activity for the week and then something for both Saturday and Sunday has helped us feel more energized.
The excitement of a picnic won’t send your dopamine levels flying like planning a vacation to Peru, but it will make life a bit more pleasant.
Discovery+ is presently unavailable on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 systems, and it is unclear when this will change. Discovery+, on the other hand, is accessible on a variety of additional platforms and devices. Instead of waiting for PlayStation support, PS4 and PS5 consumers could explore one of these other solutions.
Discovery+ is a good choice for individuals who want to save money on streaming famous TV series. A membership gives you access to Discovery’s network lineup, which includes Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, HGTV, and ID, among others. In all, the service started with over 2,500 series and over 55,000 episodes available to view.
Despite the large number of episodes available, Discovery+ is still a relatively young service in comparison to others. As a result, it is necessarily constrained in several areas, one of which being device support. Discovery+ was launched with a respectable number of compatible devices, allowing it to be streamed on many of the most prominent platforms and players.
PlayStation Discovery+ isn’t supported.
At launch, Sony’s PlayStation 4 and 5 consoles were not supported by Discovery+. Furthermore, none of the game consoles has received support since then, preventing PS4 and PS5 consumers from watching Discovery+ networks and programming on their chosen device. It’s also unclear whether and when the two PlayStation devices will get Discovery+ functionality in the future.
Neither firm has said whether or not support is on the way, or even whether it is being worked on right now. Moreover, although Discovery+ and Discovery Go are not the same service, the Discovery Go family of applications has been available for a long time and is still incompatible with the PlayStation 4 and the newer PlayStation 5.
Because of these factors, PS4 and PS5 users should not expect PlayStation support to arrive anytime soon. If getting access to Discovery+ is a top priority, users should check to see if any of their other devices are compatible with the service and use them instead.
PS4 and PS5 customers have more possibilities.
Discovery+ isn’t accessible on any PlayStation system, but it can be accessed via a variety of other devices. Discovery+, for example, may be streamed on Microsoft’s Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S if an Xbox is accessible.
If a family does not have access to any of Microsoft’s gaming consoles, a dedicated streaming player is another alternative. Many players and sticks, including numerous Fire TV and Roku devices, are compatible with Discovery+. Alternatively, the Discovery+ app may be downloaded to a variety of smart TVs, including Samsung TVs, without the requirement for an extra device to be included in the setup.
Finally, Discovery+ networks and programs are accessible through a variety of major online browsers, including Chrome and Safari, on smartphones and tablets, as well as PCs and laptops.
Summary of Discovery+ on PlayStation 4 and 5
Discovery+ is not available on any of Sony’s popular PlayStation systems at the moment. Neither company has said when or if PS4 and PS5 support would be available. As a result, anybody wishing to watch Discovery+ as soon as possible should consider utilizing a different device.
Discovery+ has a good degree of device compatibility, with applications for smart TVs, streaming devices, smartphones, and tablets accessible. Discovery+ networks and programmes are also available to watch online using a web browser. As a consequence, anyone interested in subscribing to Discovery+ should have no trouble finding a device other than their PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 to do so.
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LeBron James deserved to be dismissed from the Los Angeles Lakers’ game against the Detroit Pistons for a flagrant-2 charge.
With the Pistons leading 78-66 three minutes into the third quarter, James and Pistons big man Isaiah Stewart got tangled up in preparation for a free-throw rebound. James forcibly wrenched his arm away from Stewart’s arm, apparently to free his own. James, on the other hand, led with much too much elbow and smacked Stewart in the face.
At the free throw line, LeBron and Isaiah Stewart become tangled together and have to be pulled back. twitter.com/l7fQ1yk4JA
November 22, 2021 — Ted Buddy (@TedBuddy8)
This seems to be quite uncomfortable. https://t.co/Jrz2m7P1cd
November 22, 2021 — Michael Corvo (@michaelcorvoNBA)
The judges assessed LeBron a flagrant-2 — defined as “unnecessary and excessive contact by a player on an opponent” — and ejected him for the second time in his 19-year career.
James quickly apologized and attempted to make peace with Stewart, but the Pistons’ big man was having none of it. Not at all. Stewart’s wrath and the incident intensified as he took offense to the foul and maybe anything LeBron or someone else said. After escorting a wounded and terrified Stewart into the locker room, a flurry of Pistons players and staff had to join forces.
https://t.co/A8IIBH3gri is one of the most bizarre NBA videos I’ve ever seen.
November 22, 2021 — Michael Corvo (@michaelcorvoNBA)
A FIGHT BETWEEN Isaiah Stewart and LeBron James results in blood on the court. #Pistons vs. #LakeShow pic.twitter.com/rVRl5nLbl4
November 22, 2021 — ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp)
Frank Vogel remembered, “(LeBron) had an elbow to the rib cage, which was a foul, and (Stewart) was attempting to shed the contact.” “I had an unintentional collision that clearly warranted a flagrant-2.”
Anthony Davis believes his Lakers buddy harbored no malice in his heart.
He remarked, “Everyone in the league knows LeBron isn’t a filthy man.” “As soon as he did it, he turned around and said, ‘Oh, my bad.’ ‘I didn’t even attempt it.’
Clearly, Stewart and Pistons supporters are at odds. The league’s decision on whether or not to suspend him will be the next major issue. LeBron James does not have a reputation for being a nasty player (flopping is more his thing).
After the game, neither LeBron nor Stewart spoke to the media.
“I have no idea what he was attempting to accomplish,” Davis remarked of Stewart. “However, I know that no one on our squad, from 1 to 15, was having it. We’re going to look out for our brother…. “It wasn’t on intention,” says the narrator.
In general, the Lakers framed the incident as a possibly season-altering event, with the squad physically coming together as a symbolic act of team-building.
“The disagreement could have done one of two things: it might have caused us to fall apart or it could have pushed us closer together, which I believe it did.” “It drew us together,” DeAndre Jordan said. “We could have simply folded and let go of the rope when we were down, but we didn’t.” We kept fighting, knowing that without LeBron, we’d have to lift our game even further.”
Those comments were mirrored by Carmelo Anthony, who said:
“We could have easily let the game slip away from us, but we needed to come together at that point…we needed something like that to rekindle our passion.” With 18 points on 5/8 from three, Carmelo Anthony helped the #Lakers claw their way back into tonight’s game. @LakersReporter pic.twitter.com/9983mpYDPB
November 22, 2021 — Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN)
Vogel praised the Lakers for maintaining their cool in the face of a tense circumstance and turning it into a rally.
“I believe our team did a fantastic job of defending a teammate while not seeking to exacerbate the situation.” That’s exactly what you’re looking for. In such moments, you want peacekeepers, and I thought our players accomplished that for the most part, while clearly constructing a wall around a colleague.”
“To watch people gather behind a teammate who just got expelled like that,” the head coach remarked, “it’s one of those things that can shift the flow of your season.” “I’ve played with fantastic individuals… that’s the kind of resolve this squad will require… Every night, we’ll receive everyone’s best punch, so that’s how hard we have to play to win… It’s a huge victory for us.”
Russell Westbrook, on the other hand, was more worried about why he received a T for the brawl.
As Russ continues to speak, it becomes evident that he is very unhappy about this https://t.co/vBmDtyMLeZ
November 22, 2021 — Michael Corvo (@michaelcorvoNBA)
If LeBron is given a one-game ban, he would miss his annual trip to Madison Square Garden, one of his favorite venues. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Lakers will take on the New York Knicks.
Life is Strange: True Colors will be released for the Nintendo Switch on December 7th, according to Square Enix. On other platforms, the game was released in September.
There is one limitation to the release date: it only pertains to the digital version. Those who want a tangible copy of the book will have to wait until February 25, 2022.
Life is Strange: True Colors has been redesigned on the Nintendo Switch, according to Square Enix. Every character model, ambient item, vegetation, and even the lighting system were all rebuilt by the development team.
The Nintendo Switch lacks the processing power of the Xbox One X and PlayStation 5. As a result, several graphical aspects are likely to have been tweaked to accommodate the Switch’s inferior internals.
Despite this, Square Enix External Studios co-head Jon Brooke expressed satisfaction with the Switch version:
Because this is the series’ most complex game, it was critical that we retain a high level of graphic quality, speed, and optimization while porting it to a new platform. We’re ecstatic with how the Switch version came out, and we can’t wait to welcome even more players into our beautiful community with this release.
Life is Strange: True Colors was planned to be released with the other versions on the Switch. However, in August, developer Deck Nine stated that the Switch version will be delayed. It didn’t provide an explanation for the game’s delay.
Alex Chen, who has the capacity to perceive other people’s emotions, is the subject of Life is Strange: True Colors. Alex is interested in learning more about the circumstances that led up to her brother Gabe’s death in a landslide.
It is the most popular Life is Strange game to date. It also received positive reviews, with Metacritic giving it a score in the low 80s.
Williams enjoys walking around the neighborhood with his wife and dog when he is not writing up news. It’s either that or a cup of hot chocolate. Or you could do both.
Vaporum: Lockdown, a steampunk role-playing game, will be released on December 10th.
Jerry Jones was furious when his Dallas Cowboys lost to the Las Vegas Raiders on Thanksgiving, but it had less to do with his team’s failure to win and more to do with the officials. He wasn’t the only one who felt like this.
The Cowboys battled hard to force overtime in front of a national audience and a big-time audience, but they were unable to overcome a Raiders team that had lost three consecutive games before the contest.
Dallas was defeated in overtime, 36-33. As a consequence, the Cowboys have now dropped two straight games and three of their past four overall.
But let’s speak about flags for a moment.
After the game, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and head coach Mike McCarthy lambasted the refereeing.
Prior to the game versus the Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones looks on | Getty Images/Stacy Revere
The Cowboys were penalized 14 times in the game, resulting in a net loss of 166 yards.
“I call it ‘throw up ball,’” Jones told Michael Gehlken after the game. “Outside of the Super Bowl, this will undoubtedly be the most watched game.” I despise how it’s come down to just chucking the ball up and hoping for penalties to generate huge plays.”
McCarthy was considerably more forthright about his dislike for the officials.
According to Richie Whitt, he remarked, “We believed it may come down to a (bad-call) penalty.”
McCarthy told ESPN, “I don’t really know what the heck you want me to say about twenty-eight penalties.” “Do anything you want; I’m OK with it.”
After the setback, Dallas players took aim at the officials.
“That’s terrible, particularly in our own stadium,” Cowboys WR Michael Gallup said of the 166 penalty yards. You’re in a game with two teams. You’re up against the officials and the other team.” The following are five takeaways from the Cowboys’ overtime defeat to the Raiders: https://t.co/7g8780PWbu pic.twitter.com/49yz35kElC
November 26, 2021 — Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL)
The problem with all the complaints from Dallas is that the flags aren’t one-sided. Shawn Hochuli, the game’s referee, called a total of 28 penalties throughout the game. The Raiders were also penalized 110 yards, for a total of 276 yards lost due to yellow flags.
This should come as no surprise to those who have been paying attention. Prior to the game, Hochuli’s crew had thrown 153 flags, which was tied for seventh most among NFL officials. His team also had the third-highest penalty yards, a figure that is sure to rise following this Thanksgiving game.
At the very least, McCarthy said that Dallas had a notion the flags were flying.
McCarthy said, “It was definitely annoying.” “From beginning to end, the game was choppy. Give our boys credit for staying focused and fighting. The stats are ridiculous, no doubt about it. However, there are trends and patterns in this game, and we expected this game to be officiated in this manner.
The game had to be won by someone, and both sides were being punished equally. To Jones’ credit, he did commend the Raiders for responding to the game’s changing dynamics. However, not everyone shared these sentiments.
“You’re in a game with two teams. After the game, wide receiver Michael Gallup stated, “You’re playing the officials and the other team.”
The officiating had plainly enraged the Cowboys. That, along with McCarthy’s remarks, was about as forthright an assessment of refereeing as you’ll hear from a coach or player after a game.
Even Dak Prescott had something to say about the officiating.
“It’s self-evident.” According to ProFootballTalk, they “certainly altered the game.” “However, we must reflect on our actions and keep the officials out of the game.” We have to improve in some way, shape, or form. We must be self-disciplined. We need to concentrate on what we can manage. They are, without a doubt, going to happen. We feel like we’re being singled out a little bit, but in the same vein, we need to do a better job on our end to keep them out of the game.”
The Cowboys have more pressing issues than officiating.
Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy debates a penalty with side judge Laird Hayes | | Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Prescott is correct in his appraisal of the team, but not so much in his judgment of the officials. It would be one thing to suggest the referees “targeted” Dallas if they had 14 infractions to the Raiders’ five. However, this was not the case. Yes, the officials were inept, but they were inept for both sides.
Prescott is correct in noting that the team has to reflect, since despite the yellow hankies, the Cowboys needed to win this game. Yes, the referees were involved. Dallas, on the other hand, was absent when it counted most.
There are a few possible reasons why Dallas didn’t win besides officiating:
The Raiders racked up 509 total yards of offense against the Cowboys. They let Derrick Carr throw for 373 yards and a score on 24-of-39 passing.
The Cowboys allowed Las Vegas to gain 143 yards on the run. Josh Jacobs carried for 87 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries. Marcus Mariotta, the backup quarterback, got in on the action with an RPO keeper for four yards and a score near the goal line.
Although Ezekiel Elliott scored a touchdown, he only carried nine times for 25 yards, averaging just 2.8 yards per carry. He hasn’t ran for more than 100 yards since Week 5. In fact, in the last three games, his running totals haven’t even reached 100 yards. This is a major problem in Dallas that has nothing to do with flags.
The Cowboys were 3-of-13 on third-down conversions and trailed by more than 10 minutes in time of possession (39:02, 26:30).
Even though the Raiders didn’t seem to want to win the game, Dallas was unable to capitalize on this.
The Raiders had an eight-point lead and the ball with little over seven minutes to play, after leading by as much as 11 points at one point. With 3:55 left on the clock, they punted it back to Dallas. Even though they were up three points with 1:52 left in the fourth quarter, they still enabled the Cowboys to force overtime with a 10-play, 48-yard touchdown drive.
The Raiders tried all they could to give the game to the Cowboys, but they were unable to capitalize.
On the offensive side of the ball, the Cowboys gained six yards in three overtime plays. That has nothing to do with officiating.
The harsh reality for Dallas is that good teams don’t whine about officiating, regardless of how awful it is.
No matter what, good teams keep their heads down and get the job done. Officiating should not be a source of concern for good teams. Good teams, moreover, do not allow the game to get to the point where the officials can make a difference. If you’re already up by a few points, a handful of flags, even 14 of them, won’t bother you much.
This isn’t to suggest that Dallas isn’t a capable squad. Dallas is still a playoff club, and you don’t want to be pitted against them. The Cowboys are a difficult team to beat when they’re “on.”
The problem is that Dallas hasn’t been “right” for a long time, and whining about officiating won’t make things better.
ESPN and Pro Football Reference provided the statistics.
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We went through a few different dart games in Part 1 of this series. Today, we’ll go over proper dart throwing technique so that more of your darts hit their intended target, enabling you to purchase less rounds of beer for your friends.
A effective dart stance has four key components. They include correctly lining up, maintaining a consistent stance angle, shoulder posture, and having a strong foothold.
Ignore the center marker on the dart throwing line on the floor when setting up for a throw. It’s possible that the lines are incorrect. Make an imaginary line from the dartboard’s center to the floor, then to your foot. To mark that imaginary line, choose a section of the dart throwing line (or a mark or scuff on the carpet) and make sure you line up in that precise location every time you throw. For a good throw, you must be consistent with your technique.
You may align yourself to the board in either a sideways or forward facing position. A sideways stance, according to NiceDarts.com, facilitates a more precise throw by aligning your eyes and throwing arm on the same line and reducing the risk of your elbow sliding away from your body. For me, facing the board with my front foot pointing at the bull’s eye seems to work best, while others prefer to face the board with their front foot aiming at the bull’s eye.
Your feet should be in a balanced and comfortable position. Place your feet shoulder width apart and bear the bulk of your weight on your front foot. It’s possible that your rear foot may elevate somewhat. Your balance is maintained by your back foot.
Shoulder posture varies from player to player depending on what feels most natural to them. Your shoulders should be parallel to the ground as much as possible. When throwing, keep your shoulders, back, and legs fixed, but your throwing arm should be flexible and relaxed but in control.
According to the darts professionals at NiceDarts.com and DartBase.com, there are four things to keep in mind when aiming your darts, just as there are four things to keep in mind when stance. Leading with your elbow, locating a sight line on your throwing hand, aiming squarely at your target, and understanding and employing your dominant eye when aiming are the four steps.
Make sure your elbow is pointing squarely at the dartboard and slightly higher if feasible. Because my arm mechanics aren’t quite up to the task, I just aim my elbow towards the dartboard and ignore the fact that it’s pointing upwards. It’s just too unpleasant for me.
Determine a line of sight from your throwing hand to a certain target on the board. Some people utilize the tip of the dart, while others use their thumb’s knuckle. The essential lesson here is to stick to what works for you once you’ve found it.
Many dart beginners struggle with not aiming straight at the target they wish to hit. Aim for the center of the triple nineteen, not the overall region, if you want to hit a triple nineteen. Also, don’t compensate too much for a bad throw. For example, if you aim for the triple twenty but instead hit the five to its left, don’t shoot for the twenty’s right to compensate for your earlier throw. Aim for the triple digits once again. All of this contributes to consistency.
Finally, use your dominant eye to aim. Practice a few throws with one eye closed to determine which eye is dominant. Your dominant eye is the one that has the most trouble staying closed.
The kind of dart barrel you choose, as well as the finger positioning that is most comfortable for you, determine your grip. You should make sure that the tip of the dart is facing slightly upward and that your grip is both relaxed and solid. Fingers should only grasp the dart barrel, not the shaft or flight, and any fingers not contacting the barrel should stay open and relaxed, not curled up into your palm. Play around with it to determine what feels right for you, and then stay with it.
Darts move in a parabolic arc, similar to how a rock or a shotgun bullet travels. “A respectable throwing technique must direct the dart perfectly along this parabolic curve while accelerating the dart, and must ensure that the dart can maintain this arc after it has left the hand,” says Karlheinz Zochling of Dart Base.
The movement of your body and shoulder is the first thing to be mindful of in order to produce this parabolic curve. Make no movements with your body or shoulder! Only your arm should move throughout the throw, while your shoulder and torso should stay stationary. Some people believe that your elbow should stay fixed throughout the throw as well, however in order to help in a parabolic curve, your elbow should only stay fixed while you bring your hand backwards, and it should rise up slightly during the acceleration of the dart.
Many professional dart players let their wrist crack slightly just before releasing the dart to maximize acceleration. Allowing your wrist to snap, and so boosting the acceleration of the dart, allows the rest of your arm to relax throughout the throw, resulting in a more precise and consistent throw.
Finally, ensure that you follow through. Your arm should remain in the throwing action after you release the dart, stopping until it is aimed towards the target you are aiming at. Instead of dropping to your side immediately after releasing the dart, let it hang there for a few moments.
You’re now ready to hurl your mini-arrows with a bit more assurance and skill. A game of darts at my favorite pub, washed down with a nice, frothy beer, is the ideal antidote for a tough week, and just a terrific activity. If you haven’t played darts in a long time, this is the week to do so.
Some of the methods outlined in this article are questionable. People create their own methods of adapting technique to what seems comfortable for them, just as they do in any activity. Do you have any more advice for newcomers to darts? In the comments, please provide your suggestions and recommendations.
Did you miss Part 1? It may be found here.
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