Opinion: Does darts deserve more respect as a sport?

22 March 2011; Phil Taylor celebrates winning the opening leg against James Wade during the McCoy's Premier League Darts Tournament. O2, Dublin. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

Declan Whooley

Few sports are derided quite like darts. The outlandishly dramatic WWE too has its critics, but many consider it more of a sport than firing arrows at a board. Do Phil Taylor and co deserve more respect?