Top Ten Most Boring Sports
I LOVE sports. There are only a few sports that I don't like to watch, and golf is one of them. Playing it is great fun but watching it is like watching paint dry. Now, let's review other sports on this list:
Baseball: agreed. Very boring to watch. I tried several times, but I just HAD to change the channel every time.
Football (not soccer, football): One of the best sports to watch of all! Why is it on here?
Nascar - I never had a chance to watch it but after seeing highlights on Youtube I realized how boring it is to watch
Cricket - similar to baseball, very boring to watch just like baseball, the only difference between those two sports is that cricket lasts longer, making it worse than baseball.
Gardening - it's not a sport, who put it on here?
American football - too many commercials, boring to watch, it's better to watch rugby
Curling - a VERY overhated sport. It is not slow, not boring to watch, screaming is a little bit annoying but there's always an ...more
It's so unveventful. The people can't even walk themselves to the ball. They have to drive 50 feet whenever they hit the ball. It does take skill, but there has to be some way to make it more interesting...
Golf is joke, it should not be consider a sport but a game. Your opponents do not prevent you for achieving a goal. It's your ability and only your ability and the winner is the person who has the best score. Don't get me wrong I golf on the weekends and I love it because of the concentration aspect of the game but there is nothing physical about it. My passion is boxing which was deemed the most difficult sport by ESPN. This is sport, it takes guts to do, many years to perfect and only a few make it. Many boxers start learning the sport at an early age of 6 or younger and even with all those dedications and years of practicing only a few can make it in the pro.
My Scots ancestors would be rolling in their graves if they only knew how much I truly despise this game. I NEVER could understand why people fall over themselves trying to push little round white dimpled balls into the ground. It's just flat-out BORING. (Yet, for some unknown reason, I do enjoy miniature golf. Go figure.)
Super boring watching a bunch of whimps swing a stick at a ball and then run to a piece of cloth in the dirt. Probably the only sport besides golf with no athletes. I can take away the skill to hit the ball or to pitch hundred mile an hour balls but I'm not impressed I've never seen a baseball play that made me jump out my seat and loose it. And I'm not just a baseball basher I'm from queens new york and I've been to my fair share of games and watched plenty games and I understand the rules and strategies and I can still say I would honestly prefer to go to church than to sit and watch an almost endless baseball game. And don't even mention the players and the ridiculous injuries. Plus as soon as there's a little drizzle they run back to the lockers. Just can't respect it.
I'm convinced that baseball is COMPLETELY RANDOM. It's sold to us as if pitchers have all this control and all these different pitches and that batters can decide whether to foul one off to get to another pitch. But, what's really hapenning is one guy throws the ball as hard as he can to a target and the other guy swings the bat as hard as HE can to hit the ball. Everything else is just a random number generator - the trajectory of the ball, where it crosses the strike zone, where it hits the bat and consequently where the ball goes if it makes contact - it's all just random. So, what's the point of that?
If you'd ever thrown or swung at a curveball, you'd know how wrong what you said is. Ever seen a knuckleballer? Those guys absolutely aren't throwing as hard as they can.
Like cricket brought T20 with new rules to make the game interesting, I feel that baseball too should develop a modern version of the game, to make it less tedious.
Here are some suggestions: Giving 1 point for each successful run to another base, 2 points for running two bases, 6 points for a home run, allowing two "balls" before the batter gets to walk, making the foul lines wider, and finally, not making running mandatory after hitting the ball; the batter can choose to stay if he doesn't think he can make it.
If you're the only one standing up to cheer a pitcher/batter matchup in a tight game in the late innings, then the usher will come by to tell you to sit down. The game is too slow and too long now and has become a boring sport. I looked up MLB on urbandictionary and it has "my life blows." Times have changed.
NASCAR is the best sport ever on this earth and to most people who don't like it guess what its your loss because it is one of the most popular sports ever and probably more popular than the other sports people watch so guess what NASCAR is the most awesome, entertaining, and heart warming sport and it is not boring it is very awesome to watch them on the track going over 200 mph I bet that none of you could never do what they do week and week out if you even tried you would not succeed at it because you wouldn't know how the car handles and trust me there is lots and lots of fans that love this sport and the ones who put this list together is not very smart it will always be the biggest sport and party on the face of this earth. try and watch it for at least a few minutes and see how you people like it and if you get bored keep watching it and also if not a lot of you knew but it is the most popular sport so yeah it's the best sport ever and I will get people who aren't into it into ...more
Nascar was completely destroyed by the family fan base. It used to be a bunch of rednecks taking stock cars and making them as fast as they can and driving like they were bred to drive! Intense inane petro burning psychopaths with a 3rd grade education and it WAS AWESOME! THEN came the restrictor plates and all these lefty family friendly rules and sponsors, not to mention metrosexual non hillbilly drivers SO NOW it's nothing more than a bunch of Starbucks drinking smart phone using jello sponsored brownie hounds with equal everything cars driving around in circles until somebody runs outta fuel, hits wall and spins or whatever it's horrible and any nascar fan who remembers the likes of 1985 era Bill Elliott that says different is just kidding themselves.
Heres nascar summed in 10 words or less:
Get In. Now take a left turn, another left turn, ANOTHER left turn, yet another left turn, and boom! done.
This is a poor excuse for a sport, let's be honest I can watch any sport for 50 minutes and never get tired of them but whenever nascar comes on, I change the channel. Hope this sport dies out in 2020
I wholeheartedly disagree with this being on the list. Most people who give the standard, overly simplified "CARS TURNING LEFT WEE" response have not watched a second of NASCAR in the first place. How can you knock something when you haven't even given it a chance? NASCAR is actually quite thrilling when you open your mind to it and realize that there's more to racing than just turning left for 3 hours. But I don't expect this attitude to change any time soon.
Soccer may be fun to play, but it is boring to watch. Went to a big friendly match at Giants Stadium (I know it's not called that any more, but I refuse to give in) and noticed most of the "fans" were looking at their phones or each other rather than the field until the ball got near a goal. It was a high-scoring game, for soccer, but still managed to be utterly boring when no one was kicking at a goal. The enormous field and lack of structure makes much of the passing game pointless with constant turnovers that just lead to more turnovers. And one official for the whole field? How the heck is that supposed to work? Every game has at least one horrifically blown call because there was no one there but the cameraman to see it, and obviously, that makes it much easier to throw a game as an official. Why does anyone watch this, let alone care so deeply about it that they are incensed to form murderous mobs over it? Beats me.
That is such an American comment! So you went to a friendly match have decided that soccer (and by the way it's called football) is boring. So I guess you think baseball and American football are exciting? Players standing around, endless commercials and the occasional moment of action.
The most boring sport of all time. Two teams running back and forth trying to kick a ball into a goal. Takes hours for someone to score. Come on if you want a man's sport play American football. Getting that big hit on the other team, breaking tackles, violent intense plays, 200 pound men hurdling their bodies to make a tackle, catch a ball and get that touchdown with either millions of fans watching or your friends cheering you on on an exciting Friday night at your high school. Gets the adrenaline pumping every time. Any other sport other sport that's not football is boring. Just proved all the ignorant British people that their soccer isn't so great and America is were the real athletes are at. Sorry but it's true.
So many games that end in 0-0 draws. Hockey's much more exciting and action-packed. Plus, the soccer players are absolute pussies.
I feel that the US allows soccer as an outlet from the Euro's and 3rd world to act out WWIII that we have managed to prevent since May of 1945. Drunk and bloodied crowds acting out a strange Nationalist dance around a non scoring sport of track stars running aimless back and forth until referees can't stand it any longer and call the stoppage time policy and end the misery.
Cricket is definitely the most boring sport. All that's worth watching is the last innings. There's zero back and forth scores in this game and what sport do you need to have a "run calculator" to determine how well you're doing? Ridiculous. Definitely the most boring sport in the world. Baseball has back and forth and values defense as well as offense. Cricket only values offense, it's like batting practice. Extremely inferior sport to baseball.
While I'm sure it would be interesting to watch, I've heard that matches can go on for days, especially the test matches. Have better standards.
Cricket is the best, WHAT ARE YOU ALL TALKING ABOUT! Unless your a couch potato and all you do is sit down and play games, you should like cricket because its fun and fast, (maybe except for tests) but T20 and ODI's are awesome because people make big fast scores unlike soccer or baseball where sometimes no score is achieved and they pass it round or just go out with no home runs. Cricket for the win.
All British versions of American sports are terrible. Cricket is worse than baseball, Rugby is worse than American football and Field hockey is worse than Ice Hockey. That's why baseball makes more money than cricket, that's why American football makes more money than rugby and that's why ice hockey makes more money than field hockey.
I think gardening is a very boring sport. Speed carrot pulling? Bah! Potato punch? Who could care less! Banana throw? Maybe if they worked as boomerangs, that would be cool. Watemelon smash? A little Intresting... Avocado avalanche? Fun to watch, not to play. Turnip Tables? Essentially a game of chess. Beet Beat? Pretending to be donkey kong.
I like the rose planting event. They have to strategically place it where-I can't. The only reason it's at 9 instead of 1 is because it isn't even a sport. The fact that it is number 9 is amazing.
OK, this is probably not a sport (Though I would really love to do this... Don't judge me)
This would be an Olympic sport because you have the tomatoes Aha
Welp, save me from this
Gardening is dumb, it's only for middle aged woman going through their mid-life crisis.
Whew. The worst and yet people like pushing coloured rocks down an icey lane while freezing to death. Worse than bowling, and saved for the incontinent of mind and drawers. Bad sport that couldn't get more boring.
My father was born in Scotland but even I agree Scotland should have kept curling to itself it and buried it at least as far as a spectator sport or a TV sport to watch. Lawn bowling on ice. Yawn.
I was watching this on T.V. at the Winter Olympics 2014. 'Oh my god not this stupid curling again. Actually show us a sport! ' We're the exact words my brother said. What is the point of this stupid game? It's so slow and boring and they have to do it 10 times! Basically, all you do is push a big rock as slow as you can and scream at your team for not brushing the ice hard enough try and get it in the middle. Who would watch this?
It's probably one of the few things I could learn to do, now at age 60! Honestly, in some strange way, it still look like fun while I often laugh at the sport. Maybe I can actually attend one of competitions some day & get a better perspective. by the way, I do take it more serious than WWF Wrestling!
Also known as like everyone in the US. Well, not EVERYONE. I'm not a sports fan, and I can tell that this is the most boring. Just watching people throw a ball, run back and forth, and while this is "technically" a four hour game, about 80% of it is reserved for commercials. My parents love football, and when I hear my dad yelling in cheers about a caught football, I know he's watching it. At school, all I hear is just sports in general. And this is about like 90% of my class. I feel like the only one who's really into Nintendo, Sailor Moon, South Park, and Frozen. It's really boring not having anyone else to talk to who shares my interests.
The fans ruin the game. Going insane over a play or some bad call is ridiculous. What did you expect, one of the two teams are always going to win. Why is anyone so surprised when a team of 11 guys beats another team of 11 guys.
Every game is random, yet people are determined to be flabbergasted when their team loses. They put too much faith in their teams and individual players/coaches. The entire culture is annoying.
This is against most sports in general, however, football lasts several hours and is the premier boring sport.
Gotta hand it to the American's, this is the worst sport ever created and is a joke. It's boring, it's soft (acres of padding and what's the story with wearing helmets! Have a look at Rugby League if you want to see Man vs Man in a contact sport)). And it can't be called football, you've only got one player who's foot the ball ever sees! And having a defensive and offensive team, only half the total team ever has the chance to really touch the ball! That's like an MBL club having two teams, a fielding team and a batting team. It's a joke.
With all that equipment it's still one of the most dangerous sports.
American Football has the most commercials because the NFL does BIG BUSINESS. Everyone wants a piece of the NfL dollar. NO other sport in the WORLD does bigger business in sports than football does. Football has the most amount of strategy. Countless hours of film study on the opponents scheme and players' tendencies in different formations in certain situations (down and distance, field position, gameflow). People who say its boring know nothing about the "X's" and "O's" of the game and probably are fans/former players of NON CONTACT sports that require minimal strategic thoughts. If you're not from America u shouldn't even speak on Amercan Football...
I hate sports and this is my second most hated. All they do is slide across the ground and kick up sand. I bet people are only staring at the man's abs and the women's butt not the game. Then they hit the ball one time and sit down with icy cold bottled water. It's really boring and I'd rather watch Dora the Explorer because that show is educational and fun (at least for me)!
I hate Volleyball. It's so flipping boring and slow, waiting for a ball and standing behind a net, hitting it and then repeat, while in sports like soccer, hockey, football etc there's much more action, and it requires you to run in order to help your team, which gives you that adrenaline. You do not get that adrenaline standing behind a net all day long.
Only thing hard about volleyball is running in the sand or getting balls slammed into your forearms. Other than that its kinda slow and boring and you really don't need that many people on a team, they barely cover any ground.
All you do is hit a ball in the air.. It's so stupid. Why would you wanna hit a ball over a net for a sport? In my opinion, basketball and football are the most interesting sports to watch!
I certainly don't hate basketball. I have played it before and enjoy it. Watching, however, is very different. While points are put on the board by amazing top corner shots in soccer or amazing deep throws in football, points in basket ball are scored the same way every time, over and over throughout the whole match. Most of the time, offensive attacks result in hoops. I'm not saying there isn't skill involved in the plays, but it's different from other sports. I'd rather a very rare soccer goal that takes the crowd out of their seats or an impossible touchdown catch in heavy coverage. This is what makes a game fun to watch.
The players are so tall scoring is no problem. The rap/hip-hop association makes the reputation of the sport worse and hurts the reputation of the players. Teams can get as many as 200 points. In the closing seconds coaches will deliberately foul out their players in order to stop the clock despite it doing almost nothing.
I don't find a game where people score repeatedly every match interesting. In soccer, at least a goal is remarkable and cool. This game has too much of it.
Basketball is just plain boring to watch even though it is fun to play. This game's rules are too simple and very few variations. Also it's hard to showcase player skills effectively on camera (other than precise dunking like robots). Not saying it doesn't require skill, it's just impossible to see and be excited watching a bunch of tall players taking turns in trying to dunk the ball in the basket in a small court back n forth.
This is so true! The ball is just dribbled up and down the court, and since there is such high scoring, there's nothing to out you on the edge of your seat. It's MUCH more fun when you play it.
So mickey mouse esp. when they do their triple this or quad that, and almost fall over cos they no longer have any speed. Looks so lame, but so uppercrust as to nauseate. Between the smell and the dreadful near-stops, pass the popcorn?
Granted, figure skating is very boring, but it shouldn't be on this list. You know why? Because figure skating isn't a sport! That's right, you heard me! For the record, I think that anything that doesn't involve teamwork isn't a sport. Figure skating is more of a boring hobby. I'm sorry, figure skaters, but that's just my opinion. Can't everyone have their own opinion without getting hate-mail?
Are you seriously serious? Figure skating is NOT boring! It's hard and fun! Who doesn't wanna come and watch me skate in my sparkly dress and beautiful music, doing fast spins and high jumps. You've got to be kidding me.
How are sports like figure skating, cheerleading, or synchronized swimming sports? They're forms of entertainment. No one's competing for anything, except for the Snazziest Outfit award. I may be wrong because I've never done any one of these.
Some tennis matches can be boring to watch but you have to understand the intricacies of the sport to fully appreciate and have fun watching tennis. Different players play tennis differently, so you really have to understand tennis to have fun watching it.
Those who don't like tennis or can't play are unintelligent, unathletic, and cannot commit to anything that takes time and actual skill to learn. Unlike sports like soccer, baseball, or football, tennis requires years of practice. If you don't have the patience of love for tennis, it isn't the sport for you.
Literally the most underrated sport in the history of all sports, its ridiculously fun to play and watch (most of the time). The only reason people give it a bad rep or decide to not pay attention to it in the first place is because people are not tackling each-other every five seconds and/or the audience doesn't act like baboons and get pissed over every little detail that occurs during the game, smh. Anyway, tennis is an extremely fun sport and I have no clue why its on this list.
Can't bear watching this for more than 10 secs. The groaning of the players is so annoying, I mean I'm a swimmer and my sport is more tiring than tennis, but have you ever heard a swimmer groan during a race? Come on, tennis players, get a grip on yourselves!
What's more, nobody would watch tennis anyway if it wasn't for the short skirts the female players wear.
Tennis is just the most boring thing I can imagine watching.
How can anyone in their right mind even begin to see a tennis match as 'sport'? How can anyone support a game that says if you bugger up in the first place, you can have another go whilst at the same time, getting all creamy about a guy who gets the ball past his mate at the other end in one hit? I don't figure it. It's the same old, same old, one-eyed, one camera tripe - there is nothing ever different about it. Nothing. Boring sport of the world.
It's soccer with hugging. Plus they run around with a ball the size if a frozen turkey. I looks like a very difficult sport to play, but so is soccer. Both are equally boring to watch. Only the last 2 minutes are of any interest, like basketball and soccer.
Grab the ball, run in a line and bash each other; rinse and repeat 5 times then the other side gives it ago. comparatively, there is zero technique, zero skill, zero team plays (besides running in a line and passing backwards) and zero coordination.
people love it because anyone can pick a ball up and run forward, that is all there is to it, if you can learn to pass backwards then your a champ!
What is rugby doing at number 50? Probably the greatest team sport there is! Must have been an American you made this list!
I agree I have played rugby since I was nine and now I'm 16 and I have never lost interest in the sport.
I did gymnastics and it was the gayest thing I've ever done. who cares if its hard, it looks so stupid. to be honest it looks like someone having an asthma attack mid air
Guys, did you read the title? This isn't the easiest sports list. You don't need to go into full detail about how hard it is to be a gymnast because honestly, we don't care. This is just what most people find to be the most boring sports to watch, even if they're hard. Plus, this is seventeenth on the list. It's not like you're even in the top five.
Gymnatsics is NOT boring! Come on people! Everyone thinks gymnastics is so easy and that is gymnast do nothing but there are sooo wrong! I do gymnastics and it's the hardest thing I have ever done! After a long hard workout of routines, conditioning and shaping for 4-5 hours I am worn out. My hands Kill and I'm exhausted after every day
This IS the most boring sport. Even if J had a child I would not dare to watch this boring sport. No action, just watching people trying to break their backs and doing useless moves. Would rather watch any other sport.
This is something you do at a bar or in your garage, not something that should be shown on T.V. or have the champion be reported on Wikipedia.
Not a sport, requires no physical or mental fitness whatsoever not to metion how boring it is. People throwing stuff at a board! BORING
Its hard to do but extremely boring! Grass growing is more entertaining and watching crickets jump too!
I think they would be better off throwing the darts at each then they can really score where its at.
Hi my names David Bailey and I love to dance. Dance is like my love, dance is life to me. When I dance it's better than masturbating, I lie in bed at night thinking oh my geez when is my next dancing sesh... I like to dance alone however I get moist when dancing with other male dancers. We like to buy girly costumes with sparkles. Peace.
One of my friends does contemporary dance and it is so boring. Its not even a real sport!
Pretty boring, should definitely be above figure skating on this list.
Dancing is not boring it's amazing I ant believe it's on this list
Horseback riding is not easy. Lets have you train a 1800 pound animal who doesn't speak English and wants to throw you off its back. You have to learn to move and communicate with your horse using your whole body. Riding uses all the muscles in your body to speak to tour horse. You need to know how to discipline and correct you horse without getting frustrated and sloppy. You don't just point a horse at a 5 foot fence and expect it to have the perfect gaits and striding to make the fence effortless and clean. You've got to think of your course, the next fence, your posture, your corrections, your speed, your strides, and your horses mindset... All in the short time you have before your next fence. Higher level riders and horses make it look easy since they've had years of experience and practice.
Equestrian events are all hype and money with the event only taking like a minute, save for dressage which is not as hard on the horse.
Horse riding IS A SPORT and it is definitely not boring. It's very exhilarating, so much fun and great exercise if you know how to ride properly. There's nothing as rewarding as riding a horse at a canter or gallop. However, it is also a dangerous sport. I had a serious accident many moons ago and nearly died but eventually I started riding again and it was great.
Great sport for the wealthy. The athlete gets someone else to do all the actual jumping and running, namely the horse. Maybe if they shot short bows at moving targets while riding a horse at full sprint like the ancient Mongols during Genghis Khan's time, then that would be horseback riding.
Wealthy? I don't think so. This sport has made me poor, but I wouldn't give it up for anything.
Skeleton is a fast winter sliding sport in which a person rides a small sled down a frozen track while lying face down. The sledder goes relatively fast, but other than that, not much is very entertaining.
What the heck is skeleton? I mean I have never heard of that sport... I mean can someone explain what the sport SKELETON is?
Skeleton is a sport where you get on a tiny ass board and slide down a bobsled course headfirst. Not boring at all.
Skeleton is like bobsled and it is boring because you can't see them because of how fast they go!
Man but some people actually like it and even compete for money doing it! Hard to imagine a more boring thing even if playing it. Takes some finesse but if the lane sucks, gotta learn some english and then get lucky. Anyone suggest this dog, suck in one’s breath and suggest another event rather than waste time on this dog.
Baseball is not boring. The reason why they play 162 games is because they don't make much contact. It is fun to watch (maybe except for the Cubs and Astros). I watched all 97 Red Sox games this year and its even fun to watch when your team isn't playing great.
From the movie Kingpin "It's awfully intimidating being around all these professional athletes" as that span these huge beer guts and smokers... lmao.. but if cricket and horse back riding is one here then so be it.
There's nothing to bowling! I hate it when I have to just sit around forever waiting for my turn just to throw a ball. It takes practice to be good though so good job to thoughs people lol.
Confused rich white kids that aren't good enough to play baseball, football, or soccer... Hence, they combined all of them as a way to "get back at the system"...
Who ever put lacrosse at 31 thank you! What the world must realize is that lacrosse is the fastest game on two feet. Professional American Football players have said that lacrosse is much more difficult... Because it is! It is an hour straight of american football level contact while constantly running from a guy that wants to take your head off. The thing that I don't get is how Cheerleading bowling, and tennis came after this. CHEERLEADING isn't EVEN A SPORT! But not only do you have to run from the defense all over the field, you must also throw and catch a ball flying at 25mph, just for a gentle pass, with something that is a forgein object to your body. Enough said.
I do think lacrosse is harder than most sports and way more fast passed that's including football because in football you get to stop every ten seconds for like a minute. And in lacrosse you have to be tough not only the goalie has to take a ball. Actually one of the rules for a defender is to try to have his goalie not to have to stop a ball at all that included taking a ball for him. And on average a freshman in highschool could through a ball 65 to 75 mph and in college could go up to 90+mph.
I play football and lacrosse and I have gone to state for both and I could say lacrosse is harder and honestly more
Fun. And I think that one day lacrosse will be more popular than football and maybe some day soccer.
Lacrosse isn't boring because it's slow-paced, as it is a relatively quick-paced game. The problem with it is the fact that the the scores are too outrageously high (for one goal-one point standards) for anyone to be invested in. The defense can do virtually nothing to stop the offense from shooting, so lacrosse usually comes down to which goalie is worse. If there was a more reasonable amount of scoring, and more opportunity for the defense to counter the offense, then this sport would be far more interesting.
I love tennis I play 30 hours per week and anyone who says it requires no skill has never played the sport competitively. 2012 Australian open final 5:53 and I ended an 2 AM. temperature never dropped below 106 and each player sprinted more than 15k. THAT is not an in athletic sport!
This is actually a really intense sport. I bet whoever put it on here has never even seen a polo match in their life. people make the misconception that it's like golf with horses, but really, it's like really intense field hockey but the ball is smaller and they've tossed in a bunch of hyped up horses. Really fast paced and interesting.
Horseback riding is a cool sport in genaral but polo is boring as poop. Id sayb that only playing it is fun. Watching is not.
I saw a porno once that had a horse and a woman. That was interesting.
Great sport and lotsa fun. If can hit the other side of the creek, will win a flat tire. Well, better than bowling and curling for sure!
I didn't know spitting anything from your mouth could even be considered a sport. Stupid.
There are actually championships...
And food eating, burping contests.
I love hitting Big balls as far as I can
It's the same as Baseball.
Except Rounders was invented first, baseball came after rounders
And now it's an Olympic Sport. It's the most BORING thing to watch AND to play. You smash a tiny ball off a paddle back and forth until the ball jumps away from you. It isn't very fun, or necessary to exist
It's boring tennis with the players bigger than the court, not the other way around. In fact, maybe it is baseball + tennis minimized.
It's great, not boring! But it is, I almost fell asleep when my dad made me watch it
So cool and a great way of having fun without too much physical action
We had a squash team at my middle school. To this day I still have no idea what squash is.
Better than athletics watching someone run round and round a track is so boring
Squash is an amazing sport with long and exciting rallies
Squash isn't just hitting it against a wall