Top 10 Most Boring Sports

The Top Ten
1 Golf Golf is a club and ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes from a range of 80 to 600 yards on a course in as few strokes as possible.

It's fun to play, but very time-consuming as most of your time is spent finding the ball. Watching golf is just watching someone look for something they lost.

Golf is a joke. It should not be considered a sport but a game. Your opponents do not prevent you from 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 a 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, often 6 or younger. Even with all that dedication and years of practicing, only a few can make it in the pro.

2 Auto Racing

I'd rather watch cars go by my house instead of this drivel. At least it would mix things up a bit. This sport is so boring that it is a miracle that everyone doesn't get alcohol poisoning after watching this slop, trying to make it interesting by drinking. No amount of beer will make this fun unless you pass out and dream that you're only watching this crud from home. So you can at least tune into something else.

The lamest sport ever. Nobody watches it, and it's a huge waste of gas. This leads to more drilling for oil, which increases expenses, ultimately raising taxes. I bet people don't even care about the drivers. You just see which cars have your favorite color or brand, and you root for that one. For example, Blue car - my favorite color. Oh wait, I hate Target. Gotta find another one. I'm not usually sarcastic, but I just hate NASCAR.

3 Baseball Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each who take turns batting and fielding.

Baseball is the most boring sport to play. You wait in line to hit a ball that's incredibly hard to hit. Then there's the waiting for the ball to come to you, which I can never catch. I'm not sure if I can catch such a fast, small ball, plus I'm worried it might hit me in the head and leave me wounded.

Oh, I missed the ball! Then, I get screamed at by my fellow players. That's what I went through as a kid, playing with spoiled brat boys who didn't understand the meaning of losing. Their dads taught them always to win and never to lose.

Unfortunately, one of the two teams is going to lose, which is what the dads should teach their boys. They should learn not to whine, cry, or bully anyone if they lose. That's what I had to put up with in PE as a kid, and I was bullied by them too. Yet, I never saw any of the girls crying and whining. But they did get mad and stuck up for the bully boys. To this day, I hate baseball.

4 Soccer Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players each. It is played with a spherical ball. The objective is to score the ball in the other teams goal.

Soccer may be fun to play, but it's boring to watch. I went to a big friendly match at Giants Stadium (I know it's not called that anymore, but I refuse to give in). I 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 it still managed to be utterly boring when no one was kicking at a goal. The enormous field and lack of structure make much of the passing game pointless, with constant turnovers that just lead to more turnovers.

And one official for the whole field? How 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. Obviously, this makes it much easier for an official to throw a game. Why does anyone watch this, let alone care so deeply about it that they are incensed enough to form murderous mobs over it? Beats me.

5 Cricket Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch with a wicket, a set of three wooden stumps sited at each end.

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. An extremely inferior sport to baseball.

It's obvious from reading comments that so many people have no clue what a sport is, or they've never played one. Things like the footballs of the world are exciting and entertaining to watch (maybe not soccer, because who scores once in 90 minutes, really?), but cricket is just dull. It's slow, boring, and appeals to nobody. It's a waste of time.

Who stands there for 3 days going, I'll throw the ball, you whack it, and Kevin will throw it back, then we'll do it again tomorrow. It's honestly as bad as golf.

6 American Football

Also known as football by 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.

7 Curling

I was watching this on TV at the Winter Olympics 2014. Oh my god, not this stupid curling again. Actually show us a sport! were 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 ten 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 to 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 looks like fun, while I often laugh at the sport. Maybe I can actually attend one of the competitions one day and get a better perspective. By the way, I do take it more seriously than WWF Wrestling!

8 Volleyball Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules.

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 men's abs and the women's butts, not the game. Then they hit the ball once 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. Meanwhile, 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 rush.

You do not get that adrenaline standing behind a net all day long.

9 Gymnastics Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of exercises requiring strength, flexibility, balance and control.

This is the most boring sport. Even if I 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. I would rather watch any other sport.

It is not aired enough for me to get involved, and it really is just people trying to hurt themselves.

10 Basketball Basketball is a sport played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court. The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 18 inches in diameter and 10 feet high mounted to a backboard at each end.

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 basketball 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 see 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 Contenders
11 Horseback Riding Horseback riding (or Equestrian) is one of the most intense sports known to man. Not only because it's physically challenging, but it takes more than athleticism. Horseback riding takes commitment, time, patience, and most importantly building a bond with your horse. If you don't have a good relationship... read more

As someone who has been riding horses for God knows how long, I do have to agree that, while it is an extremely dangerous hobby or sport if you don't know what you are doing, most of the time it can get repetitive, and your horse may get bored or tired of you. Some things you can do to avoid this include setting up an obstacle course, as your horse would gain more trust in you, and it will help with staying in rhythm.

If you're comfortable with all four gaits, then find something that's thrilling and speedy. My town does historical throwbacks to mounted postal deliveries, and it's basically a high-speed race to get to a nearby house while crossing through fields at a full gallop. Trotting and cantering really fast could do it, especially if there are narrow passages and river obstacles along the way.

Just make sure your saddlebags are secure and not too tight. I have tried it once with my horse, Scout, and I felt amazing after that. So, yeah, if you feel bored while horseback riding, these activities are some great options.

12 Rugby Rugby league football, usually called rugby league, league, rugby or football , is a full contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field.

It's soccer with hugging. Plus, they run around with a ball the size of a frozen turkey. It looks like a very difficult sport to play, but so is soccer. Both are equally boring to watch. Only the last two minutes are of any interest, like in basketball and soccer.

Grab the ball, run in a line, and bash each other. Rinse and repeat five times, then the other side gives it a go. 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 up a ball and run forward. That is all there is to it. If you can learn to pass backwards, then you're a champ!

13 Figure Skating Figure skating is a sport in which individuals, duos, or groups perform on figure skates on ice. It was the first winter sport included in the Olympics, in 1908. The four Olympic disciplines are men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dance.

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?

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.

14 Dancing

Not really a sport, it's a kind of art. If you like art, then people can find it fun, but non-art lovers will hate it.

One of my friends does contemporary dance, and it is so boring. It's not even a real sport!

Pretty boring. It should definitely be above figure skating on this list.

15 Tennis Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent or between two teams of two players each.

I can't bear watching this for more than 10 seconds. 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 weren'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 a sport? How can anyone support a game that says if you mess up in the first place, you can have another go, while at the same time, getting all excited about a guy who gets the ball past his mate at the other end in one hit? I don't get it. It's the same old, same old, one-eyed, one-camera tripe. There is nothing ever different about it. Boring sport of the world.

16 Darts

It's a sport where the players do exactly the same thing over and over again. They stand and throw. Hey, I can do that. The viewing experience is astonishingly dull.

It's hard to do but extremely boring! Watching grass grow is more entertaining, and watching crickets jump too!

This is something you do at a bar or in your garage, not something that should be shown on TV or have the champion reported on Wikipedia.

17 Bowling

Man, but some people actually like it and even compete for money doing it! It's hard to imagine a more boring thing, even when playing it. It takes some finesse, but if the lane sucks, you have to learn some English and then get lucky.

Anyone suggesting this dog, suck in one's breath and suggest another event rather than waste time on this dog.

Bowling is a little boring to watch, but it's fun to play. I think that bowling should be on the list, but it should be last.

Goodness, it's rolling a ball down the floor, hitting a bunch of pins. Who cares? Anyone can do that if you have any ball and a bunch of action figures.

18 Lacrosse Lacrosse is a contact team sport played between two teams using a small rubber ball and a long-handled stick called a crosse or lacrosse stick.

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 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.

19 Skeleton

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.

Skeleton is like bobsled, and it is boring because you can't see them due to how fast they go!

I went to watch Skeleton, and there was nobody there.

20 Polo

Horseback riding is a cool sport in general, but polo is boring as poop. I'd say that only playing it is fun. Watching is not.

21 Fishing

How is this not in the top three? Basically, this sport is waiting an hour for a fish to bite the hook. Then you release it after all you've waited. That's it. Catching a fish may be exciting, but waiting for one to bite is an absolute bore!

Yikes. Sit on the bridge, in the boat... hours and hours and hours, and then get back home exhausted and sunburned. Imagine, wanting to go back to do it next weekend. Man, but some people love boring!

You literally just sit there and hope a fish comes along and is dumb enough to bite a sharp, pointy thing on the end of a piece of string. What's the point?

22 Rounders
23 Cherry Pit Spitting

I didn't know spitting anything from your mouth could even be considered a sport. Stupid.

Cherry pit spitting is the lamest sport in the world. Stupid, stupid, stupid. How did it become a sport anyway?

What kind of sport is this? I don't like cherries, so this sounds disgusting to me.

24 Squash

We had a squash team at my middle school. To this day, I still have no idea what squash is.

You just hit a stupid thing against a wall over and over.

25 Table Tennis Ping-pong, or table tennis, is a sport where players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table.

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 plus tennis minimized.

It's great, not boring! But it is, I almost fell asleep when my dad made me watch it.

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