Top 10 Worst Sports in the World

The Top Ten
1 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 a sport for when golf has become too exciting for you. A handful of countries play each other repeatedly in various formats, trying to compensate for the contrived inadequacies in each. It is far more a pastime than a sport, with only the occasional moment of activity. For the majority of the time, it is simply thirteen objects in white standing in a field, kind of like sheepdog trials when the dog didn't show up.

The slightest hint of light rain or even a bit too much cloud, and the players scarper off indoors for a bit more rest from standing around with their hands in their pockets. So often, after five days of tedium, they just call a halt and declare it a draw. Even when there is a result, the deterioration of the pitch over five days means the result is frequently decided by little more than who wins the toss on the first day and gets the best of the conditions. They really ought to stop there and save everyone a lot of boredom.

2 Competition Cheerleading Cheerleading is a sport and performance activity that combines elements of dance, gymnastics, and acrobatics. Originating in the United States, it has evolved significantly over the years, moving beyond the traditional role of leading cheers for sports teams to become a highly competitive activity in its own right. Cheerleading squads perform choreographed routines that include stunts, jumps, and... read more

Cheerleading is the worst sport in my opinion for multiple reasons. It is essentially a stereotype that has integrated into society stating that it is the only sport girls can play, which I absolutely despise. Cheerleading is also just unnecessary. The fans already do the cheering. Not only that, but cheerleading is more dangerous than any other sport. There are no official regulations for protecting cheerleaders. Cheerleaders have damaged parts of their brain because of these unsafe practices. Overall, I believe cheerleading is the worst sport and shouldn't exist.

Cheerleading is terrible. I would rather eat a jar of mustard pickles than watch cheerleading. If I had to choose to keep cheerleading as a sport or keep king cobras on the earth, I would choose the king cobras. I guess what I'm trying to say here is that cheerleading is awful!

Cheerleaders are at the gym for two hours a day, while gymnasts are there for seven hours! Cheerleaders always claim they are the best, but truly, cheerleading is only popular because it gained popularity, and all the boys like seeing those girls with makeup on, not to mention the 12 pounds of makeup.

3 Football American football is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.

American Football is the worst because players play aggressively, causing many to be injured, pass out, or die. Soccer is ranked one of the best sports, not only in the USA but in the entire world. That is why American Football should be ranked the worst sport in the world.

Obviously, it should read "American Football," because the real people know that football is the one listed above under "Soccer." Americans can't play the best game in the world, so they give it a different name, which only they use for it, and create their own game, which involves around a minute of "play" for every 5 minutes of standing around and advertisement breaks. They even have the audacity - despite the fact that the ball is rarely ever kicked during a match - to call it football. Logic and America don't belong in the same sentence.

The rest of the world will continue to focus on being good at the sport which matters most and is the undisputed, biggest and greatest sport in the world. The one you call soccer.

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

This so-called sport is a complete farce and has no respectability. Big, fat, hamburger-faced slobs spitting tobacco and constantly grabbing their nut-sack. You have a fat, old clown scratching his nuts six times, yanking his earlobe three times, touching his knee, picking his nose, brushing his shoulder... and it could go on like this -- and so do they for just one pitch.

The announcers and most of the fans have brain-down and are most likely not fully aware. TV empires force-feed this trash constantly. It is far too over-endorsed to the extent that there are abandoned baseball diamonds all over any North American city where there could be family parks. Personally, I am embarrassed just watching this circus, so I can just imagine the shamelessness of all those that are involved.

Why the hell is cricket number 1? Cricket is a great sport! It has way more strategy than baseball. In baseball, you get three tries to hit a ball as hard as you can, then run as fast as you can to your base. And the strike rate for most players is like 0.345 or something.

In cricket, you get a much longer time to bat, there are different kinds of bowlers, and they play in a 360-degree field unlike baseball. Most Americans have no idea how good cricket is just because they haven't tried it.

5 Auto Racing

I thought this was a list about sports, not about ovals. What's exciting about a group of cars that all drive the same speed, all going in the same direction, and all turning left at about the same time? I'd rather watch paint dry. Actually, I'd rather watch cricket. As far as car racing goes, NASCAR is the absolute worst. I wouldn't put car racing on my top 10 worst sports list, but NASCAR is way up there. Formula 1 is exciting and involves actual driving skills. Dirt tracks and dirt bikes are fun to watch. Do everyone a favor and simply abolish NASCAR.

How come in car racing the driver takes all the limelight, but in horse racing, it is the horse? Whoever had the eye to find this as a sport probably argues and lobbies for anything being a sport.

I don't even have to explain this one. Do you really think everyone watches this? No. I love cars, and yes, it's cool to see people race in them, but it is not the best sport.

6 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.

It's just way too wimpy of a sport, I can't stand it. Once I watched an angry coach bump into the opposing team's player and the player went writhing on the field. The coach then walked over to the ref and punched him in the face, and the ref was unfazed.

Soccer (or football, I suppose, if you lose in wars to your colonies) is the only sport in the world where the referees are tougher than the players, which, in my opinion, is really pathetic. You can't even argue against that, I'm sorry.

Worst sport ever. It is extremely overrated. Almost every male in England, the country I live in, likes this stupid sport. I can hardly find anybody who doesn't. I find it ridiculous that they get paid so much money for just playing a game where you have to try and kick a ball into a net for 90 minutes. They get paid even more than doctors. How is kicking a ball around a field more important than saving people's lives?

The players are also drama queens that fall to the ground crying whenever they get hit by the ball. The fans are unbelievably annoying. They keep shouting like maniacs whenever a goal is scored and boast about how football is the best game ever. Also, who would spend that much money to go to a stadium to watch the game when they can watch it for free on their TV?

7 Skateboarding Skateboarding is an action sport which involves riding and performing tricks using a skateboard. Skateboarding can also be considered a recreational activity, an art form, a job, or a method of transportation.

What qualifies skateboarding as a sport? Nothing. Yes, it takes skills but when have you ever heard of it as a sport?

Not a sport. Just teens messing around on the street.

Not really a sport, more of an activity.

8 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.

Yes. Everyone is saying, "Oh, golf is the toughest sport! We have to walk around fields with our golf equipment, even though mostly we ride golf carts around." Like really, the only physical thing in golf is hitting the ball into a hole. People are like, "It takes mad skill to hit the ball into the hole." What!? Have you tried a real sport? God.

I absolutely despise golf tees, those little nail-like things you put into the ground. How horrid. My dad keeps at least 30 of them scattered about in random places of the house. I even found one on the floor outside, a very pathetic and worn-out fellow. If you relate with me, comment.

The lowest physical training is required to play this sport. Plus, your heart rate doesn't change, meaning no cardio. It's as strategic as billiards. Worst sport ever and smallest crowd turnouts too. Something to pass the time, very leisurely fun, but by no means a real sport. It's an activity! That's a better name for it, an activity.

9 Muggle Quidditch

Not only is Muggle Quidditch one of the worst sports in existence, but it also has some of the least competent people running the organizations. For example, the US Quidditch (USQ) prohibits high schools from playing against college teams and community, adult, or elderly teams. Given the scarcity of high school teams, it's virtually impossible to start one and expect to have any sort of fun. This significantly hinders their potential (which was minimal to begin with) to grow the sport.

Not only this, but USQ has now split college and community teams into two separate pools, which will drastically impede their growth once again. The dispersion of college and community teams is so widespread that it's now incredibly difficult to arrange games, especially with a variety of teams (assuming you're lucky enough to even have a single team nearby). The question is: how is anyone insane enough to play Muggle Quidditch supposed to have fun at all? Since Muggle Quidditch already has such little growth potential, these poorly managed leagues make it nearly impossible to develop the sport. Therefore, even if someone was foolish enough to love Muggle Quidditch, they're much better off playing an actual sport with better organized leagues and actual teams to face. Even for the biggest fans of that muggliness, Muggle Quidditch just doesn't provide the fun that anyone expects from a "sport".

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.

Nope. While you people enjoy playing it, others are falling asleep watching it. Some of them are trying to, but they can't because the buzzer rings every time someone scores. This happens so frequently that the whole game is about scoring. That is boring. Also, the court is so small, and it takes five seconds to get to the other end of the court. At least in other sports, when you score, it's actually interesting because scoring is not the common part of the game. And dribbling and shooting on someone who is guarding a soccer goal is way harder than throwing it over some dude with their hands wildly in the air.

This sport is trash! Every player is cocky as hell and thinks that because they are good at basketball, they're the best at every sport. The celebrations after they score their second goal in four seconds are trash, and the game is very predictable.

I honestly don't understand how this isn't in the top 3. To play professionally, you are REQUIRED to be like 6 feet 8 inches or taller. Any shorter, then you will have ZERO chance of making it pro. There are so many better sports like football (soccer) where you actually need SKILL and not height that you can barely control.

The Contenders
11 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.

Not the worst, but still pretty bad. It looks like people with arm spasms that are unable to determine how to flop next at the touch of contact.

It is a common sight to see LAX stickers on the bumpers of SUVs in suburban America. I hate those stickers. X is not a suitable substitute for crosse. Sorry if I offended any of you pathetic ignoramuses out there.

LOL at the guy who called it a way of life. You made my day. Mainstream? Lacrosse will always be associated with those three boys from Duke. You know the ones. (Albeit, they were falsely accused). Enjoy your Harry Potter fantasy.

12 Bull Riding Bull riding is a rodeo sport that involves a rider getting on a bucking bull and attempting to stay mounted while the animal tries to buck off the rider.American bull riding has been called "the most dangerous eight seconds in sports." To receive a score, the rider must stay atop the bull for eight seconds with the use of one hand gripped on a bull rope tied behind the bull's forelegs.

It should be much higher, like number 1 or 2. I don't feel bad for the people if they fall off the bull and get hurt. I feel really bad for the bull. They are getting abused by the person. For example, people will whip them, slap them, and put spurs in their boots to make the bull do what they want. It's awful how they do that. Bulls are one of the most endangered animals in the world. Not just because of this, but if you think about it, bullfighting is even worse because the bull barely wins. Some states and countries still kill the bull so it never wins. It's sad seeing people do this, and people need to think before they do things that can hurt a living thing.

This looks so scary. But really, how is it a sport? All you do is try to hang on to the bull. Then, after eight seconds, you get thrown off, and the bull stomps on all of your internal organs and kills you. Seriously, who would do that?

13 Motocross
14 Curling

Bowling on ice... with brooms. It would be way more interesting if the teams launched the stones at each other and weren't allowed to move. So, bowling but with human pins. On ice. Now that's a sport!

What is the point of sliding a lump of rock along some ice, scrubbing the ice with a giant toothbrush, and making the rock slide into a circle? Pointless, right?

Curling is stupid. This should be number one, not soccer. I like soccer. It isn't just sweeping ice. Football is the best though. Why is it on here?

15 Competitive Eating

You're probably going to experience some physical consequences for attempting to eat that much against the clock. You know, the pros do need to train for this. It's not mental, but rather physical.

Not a sport. This is just for gluttons who put themselves in a position to be obese and further themselves from being able to play a "real sport".

How is this even on a list of sports? Why not competitive injecting heroin or competitive crashing cars into walls? Oh wait, that's NASCAR.

16 Badminton Badminton is a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net. Although it may be played with larger teams, the most common forms of the game are "singles" and "doubles".

In gym, I had to play badminton. Believe me, I hate it. It's so embarrassing having to watch me fail so much in badminton. I would rather have no wifi for a week instead of playing this terrible sport.

This sport got the "bad" part right.

I played it and ended up getting stitches.

17 Snooker

Snooker is a game, not a sport. You don't have to be an athlete to compete in snooker. While players must concentrate and be mentally sharp - as with all sports - there is no physical conditioning required to be proficient at it. Therefore, it should not be categorized as a SPORT.

Pool, except with a weird, unlikable placement for the pockets.

Although I've never played it, snooker isn't that bad.

18 Squash

It is like tennis, but with a less bouncy, smaller, and more painful ball. It is also played in a big box and requires strength from the arm, legs, and core.

What the hell is that?

19 Field Hockey Field Hockey is a team sport played on a grass or turf field, involving two teams of 11 players each. The objective is to use a curved stick to hit a small, hard ball into the opponent's goal. Originating in the British Isles, the sport has gained global popularity and is especially well-known in regions like Europe, Asia, and Australia. Field hockey is played both recreationally and professionally,... read more

Not only is this the spawn of Satan, but apparently 2.5 billion people follow this sport. You're telling me that one-third of people follow this! I doubt any of them are concerned about field hockey when they don't have drinkable water.

So let me get this straight. Football, Baseball, and Ice Hockey are all in the top 10, but field hockey isn't even mentioned! It's so stupid! It makes every other sport look like Wii Sports!

What a load of absolute waste of space and effort. Who went to lengths to create such a bad game? It's football with sticks.

20 Wrestling Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds.

It is just two guys killing each other.

I think boxing is better.

Besides the singlet...

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

My friends and I used to have ping pong tournaments while drinking alcohol and smoking weed. Things sometimes got out of hand. Arguments and fights were common. My memories of said tournaments are rife with disharmony and antisocial behavior. To hell with ping pong!

Ping Pong is Ping Pong. It's a game, not a sport. A bunch of Chinese nerds decided to rename it Table Tennis and called it a sport.

Table tennis is the stupidest thing a man has ever created. Why the hell would you want to hit a small ball with a racket? It's stupid.

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

I see why some people like it, but I never understood what was fun about doing a routine, repeating it, and then repeating it again, just to be judged for it by those who are usually idiots.

My mom was a gymnastics teacher, and I don't even like it. I don't see the fun in repeating the same routine over and over again just to perform it again in front of a bunch of unfair judges.

If you attempt gymnastics and aren't flexible enough, well, you're going to die!

23 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.

An exceedingly lame sport. It is basically mediocre in all categories. Fastest projectile flying around: second to badminton. Most running around: second to tennis. There are so many other net sports that are better than volleyball. In fact, if the court is divided between six people, you are doing 1/6th of the effort compared to badminton and tennis where, at minimum, you are doing half the effort.

Also, it's a stupid concept. Who on earth decided that you have to hit the ball like that even when, technically, you can hit the ball with your foot if you want. Also, it's overall boring to watch and play. The ball tends to go in the same patterns at least 21 times a set: bump, set, spike, then the other team does the same thing until someone fails. I would seriously recommend choosing to play another net sport like badminton or tennis since they are clearly way better.

I currently play volleyball, and the only reason I do it is to give me something to do in the fall. This sport is so easy to play. I'm not saying it's the easiest, but it doesn't take that much skill to be good. Also, it's basically the same play every time: bump, set, spike. It gets boring over time.

Anyway, this is my opinion. I'm sure others might love it, and that's fine. I just think it's not that interesting.

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