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 got too exciting for you. A couple of handfuls of countries playing each other over and over again in relentless different formats to try and make up for the contrived inadequacies in each. It is far more a pastime than a sport, with only the most occasional moments 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 they players scarper off indoors for a bit more rest from standing around with their hands in their pockets. So often, then after five days of tedium they just call a halt and call it a draw. Even when there is a result, the deterioration in 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.

I am making a concerted effort to watch and learn Cricket. Overs. Wickets. Run rates. It is bad. Very bad. It is so bad that it is like a B-movie of the sporting world, so bad that I'll watch it just for the spectacle of it all. I can see how cricket would have been popular during the dark ages when serfs had nothing better to do. Now not all American sports are the best. Football (soccer to Americans) is my #1 sport. Baseball is my 2nd, and it is also a very slow game with strategy. The NBA is #2 on my dislike list, behind of course, cricket. I don't mind Union and League Rugby, they have rules that make sense. But try learning Cricket in under 30 minutes, no chance. Therefore it is #1 on my list.

This game is just bad, and some people say cricket is better than baseball. This makes me laugh, I mean baseball takes skill and cricket takes nothing. In cricket you can hit the ball anywhere, and you know where the cricket ball is coming every time, but in baseball, the pitchers throw different pitches and mix up what the hitter sees, but do ya see that in cricket, no, because cricket doesn't take anything. So, to the people who actually like cricket and are " the best in the land ", come over and play baseball and it will be an actual game that requires skill

Cricket is so bad that even its own organizers have to keep trying to create new versions of it to drum up interest. Five day games, 50 overs, 20 overs, but in the end the same small number of teams playing the same game over and over again. It's like watching one man and his dog without the dog - thirteen largely static white objects standing in a field waiting for something to happen. The only reason it maybe should not be on this list is that something so sedentary probably ought not be called a sport.

2 Competition Cheerleading

Cheerleading is the worst sport in my opinion for multiple reasons. It is essentially a stereotype that has integrated into society that states 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 regulations. Overall I believe cheerleading is the worst sport and shouldn't exist.

I am a junior level five and Senior CoEd level five cheerleader for ALL STAR cheerleading... We don't even do cheers! I am very disappointed that people will judge such a significant sport based on ONE KIND of cheerleading! We condition and stretch hard every three hour practice, four times per week and it's super hard. I'm a base on junior level five, and when the flyers don't stay tight, you get blamed for the stunt falling. It's very hard to lift them and takes a lot of muscle. We have to do everything to protect them and keep them in the air. We have to throw them 30 feet into the air. On coed five, I am a flyer and have to pull unbelievably hard things while balancing on three, two, and sometimes even only one persons wobbly hand. I have to twist myself and expect myself to dally into their arms, I have to trust them because they have the full potential when I'm in the air to kill me. Break me. A few time I have fallen out of the air and broke my bones. Wrists and legs. I landed ...more

I would rather watch Acrobatic Gymnastics. Acrobatic Gymnasts is a team sport where 2-4 Gymnasts perform routines consisting of dance, tumbling, stunts and tosses all set to music. Sometimes includes the jumps you see in Artistic Gymnastics. The first sport to have stunts and tumbling together and can trace its roots back to Ancient Egypt.

Acrobatic Gymnastics has five disciplines Mixed Pair ( male base, female top), Men's Pair, Women's Pair, Women's group (base, middle and top) and Men's group (base, middle, middle and top. No backspots as they like the top to be able to balance themselves
from the back.

Three floor routines Balance (stunts), Dynamic (tosses) and Combined (mixture of both Balance and Dynamic).

Cheerleading will have to include cheering back in its routines for Olympics as even International Gymnastics Federation thought it was similar to Acrobatic Gymnastics.

Let me get this straightened out. Cheerleading should not be on this list, at least not in the top 10. If you're a dude, than fine. I understand why a dude wouldn't like cheerleading, but you should call it the worst sport. Heck, you've never tried it! Besides, some dudes like cheerleading. Those are the people I want to hang with, not you jerky guys that think cheerleading isn't a sport. I'm not being rude, I'm not talking to anyone specifically. I'm just saying my opinion like everyone else on this site, so don't hate. Also, not all cheerleaders are rude obnoxious girls who think they are better than anyone else. Movies and T.V. shows have that stereotype, but it's not true. Most cheerleaders are really nice. Some might be mean, but you can't just assume. You don't have to put on makeup for cheerleading all the time. Some teams might require that, but my school doesn't. I know other teems that don't require that either. Another thing, CHEERLEADING IS A SPORT. If you say cheerleading ...more

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

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 has around a minute of "play" for every 5 minutes of standing around and advertisement breaks, and 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.

American football. One of the most bloodiest modern sports out there. People can get hurt while wearing all those padding, as well as off-season injuries. And every Thanksgiving, I just hear football season, football season, football season! And why do kids' parents let them play this brutal sport. I know, NFL dads. Yeah, there's a reason I don't play this sport though. The food you get while watching a game is great, though...

Football may be entertaining, but the fact of the matter is way too many people get hurt. That is going to ruin the franchise and will be the end of football. What I don't understand about you people is that you're so closed minded, you spend your time saying things like "it's pointless" or "I heart football", these statements have little meaning and you must play the game to understand how it works.

Damn is this the the worst game ever invented! It's sole purpose is to distract Americans from things that actually matter and the coverage it receives during the following week keeps the giant man baby fans occupied till the next game. It's all a complete sham the games are pre decided like a WWE main event and the richest owner gets the trophy.

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 3 times, touching his knee, picking his nose, brushing his shoulder... and I could go on like this -- and so do they for just 1 pitch. The announcers and most of the fans have brain-down and are most likely retarded. T.V. 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 no. 1? Cricket is a great sport! It has way more strategy than baseball. In baseball, you get 3 tries to hit a ball as ahrd 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 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.

Hella Boring. There's a friciking homerun every 10 hours, and people go "Let's go, our $40 ticket and $20 hot dog got saved". Waste of time and money

Baseball is a really boring sport in my opinion. It isn't much as fun to watch as soccer, basketball and tennis. It is basically cricket. I can't even spot one difference. Not only is it boring but this sport allows players to easily cheat. The cheating system should be better. I would rather have baseball no longer a sport than any of the others on this list.

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.

I don't even have to explain this one , do you really think everyone watches this , no . I love cars and ya its cool to see people race in them but it is not the best sport

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

Why isn't this number 1? What makes this a sport? Just cars making left turns, cars crashing, speedy repairs, and engines roaring the whole length of the race?

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.

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 got to a stadium to watch the game when they can watch it FREE on their T.V.'s.

Soccer is the most disgusting thing ever invented. Any ball sport is awful but I just cannot stand playing it. Every single time I mess up when playing soccer, everyone screams at me like I just destroyed the world and it makes me want to shove the ball into their faces. Speaking of shoving balls in faces, whenever a ball comes at me during sport, I dodge it. People get mad at me for that but there's no way I'm getting hands broken or me teeth knocked out for a stupid game.

Football (or soccer if your American/Canadian) used to be such a great game, I used to love the game but it now seems like its now about the money than the game itself. Players appear to spend more time on the floor (suffering from a tap to the ankle) than actually playing. There is also more money in the game than in almost any other sport, for me these two things have killed the thrill of watching the game, I'd now rather watch the NBA its more entertaining anyways.

Soccer is an easy sport for a small minded person, baseball is the best sport, and cricket is great too!
Those sports involve strategy and baseball, the five tools. Plus I have played baseball for 9 years and hitting a baseball is the hardest thing in sports, I play soccer against my friends, who are almost all on the soccer team and I've never played soccer in a league or nothing, I scored six goals against two of the best goalies in the state! Come on man! Soccer stinks:/

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 skate boarding as a sport. Nothing. Yes it takes skills but when have you every heard of it as a sport

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

Not really a sport, more of an activity.

I have a big dong

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.

Golf is just a rich man's sport with old men saying "Look at my new golf cart, Harold!" They waste to much money, land, and resources for this to be popular.

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 gold carts around." Like really, idiot, the only physical thing in golf is hitting the ball in a hole people are like "it takes mad skill to hit the ball in 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 required to play this sport. Plus your heart rate doesn't change meaning no cardio. Its as strategic as billiard. Worst sport ever and smallest crowd turnouts too. Something to pass the time, very leisure fun, but no means a real sport. Its an activity! that's a better name for it, an activity.

9 Muggle Quidditch

Not only is this muggliness one of the worst sports in existence, but it also has the dumbest people in the world running the organizations. For example, USQ prohibits high schools from playing college teams and community/ adult/ elderly teams. And since there is essentially zero high school teams it's literally impossible to start a high school team and expect to have any sort of fun whatsoever. Drastically hindering their potential (which they didn't have much to begin with) to grow the sport. Not only this but now USQ has split college and community teams into two separate pools. This will drastically hinder their growth once again. Not to mention that college and community teams are so spread out as it is that now it would be insanely difficult to ever play games, especially with a variety of teams (assuming that you're lucky enough to even have a single team near you). The question is: how is anyone insane enough to play Muggle Quidditch suppose to have fun at all?!? Since Muggle ...more

Muggle Quidditch is truly a success story; proving that any new sport added on this list can make it to the front page. And, believe it or not, Muggle Quidditch was only put on here three months ago. Now that's impressive!

Muggle Quidditch combines some of the most popular games: Rugby, Dodgeball, and tag. With the added obstacle of a broomstick. With full contact. This is no game for wimps.

This is for little kids.
Teenagers/Adults who play it are stupid, yay lets run around on a broomstick catch the ball.
How about going on eBay and seeing if they've got one of those vibrating brooms they banned. (They came out around first film)

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 honestly don't understand how this isn't top 3, to play professionally, you are REQUIRED to be like 6 foot 8 or higher, any lower 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.

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, which happens so frequently that the whole game is 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 in other sports, scoring is not the common part of 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.

More correctly, the NBA is the worst sports league in the world. It's not competitive enough. The winner of the NBA Finals is usually pretty clear before the drawn out 82 game season even begins. I would rather not watch four seven-game series' just to find out that the team everyone expected to win did, in fact, win. They may as well just relegate all but the top four teams to a league that would actually be competitive.

Basketball easily has the worst officiating of any sport. The rules are terrible! They are ambiguous, yet they are enforced with technical precision. A team can benefit from committing penalties, and players are getting almost too good. The sport needs a serious overhaul. Basketball is a sport for children and adults with short attention spans to watch.

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 life. You made my day. Mainstream? Lacrosse will always be associated with those three boys from Duke. You know the onesones. (Albeit, they were falsely accused). Enjoy your Harry Potter fantasy.

Useless sport. Play hurling or at least hockey.

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 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 really bad for the bull. They are getting abused by the person. For example, people will whip them, slap them, but 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, bull FIGHTING 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 U. Seriously who would do that?!

Hey, let's torture animals for sport. Sounds like a win.

This should totally be higher!

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 in sliding a lump of rock along some ice, scrubbing the ice with a giant toothbrush and making the rock slide into a circle. Pointless or what?!?

Curling is stupid. This should be #1, not soccer. I like soccer, it isn't just sweeping ice. Football is the best though. Why is it on here?

I wrote an article about it saying that curling is the lamest game on earth. It literally just involves a rock and a broom.

15 Competitive Eating

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.

You're probably gonna 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".

Eating a lot I consider is not a sport. If you eat too much you get fat. If you get fat you are not healthy and it is not good.

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 embrassing having to watch me fail so much in badminton. I rather have no wifi for a week instead of playing this terrible sport.

Why is it here! I play it every Tuesday and Friday! You've just never played it or your trainers very boring

This sport got the " bad " part right.

If you get used to it its good.

17 Snooker

Snooker is a game. Not a sport. You don't have to be an athlete to compete in snooker. While players have to 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 categorised as a SPORT.

I can't believe you have never heard of snooker. Are you mad? Oh and it's a table sport I suppose.

Ok to all those who don't know what Snooker is...its something Michael Jackson invented to entertain boys.

Snooker is a type of pool game just except you are holding two poles: One was hitting the ball and other was holding the actual pole which the it has metalic X on the ends.

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.

Is the best sport ever, everyone should play it!

It is a game from my country.

? What the hell is that!?

19 Field Hockey

Not only is this the spawn of Satan but apparently 2.5 billion people follow this toss. You telling me that 1/3 of people follow this! I know none of them. Do you think the starving people in Africa are more 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.

It is so gay anyone in the world could a scholarship for it even if you were unathletic no point to the dumbass game!

20 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!

This list in itself is stupid. There are no bad sports. Each sport has its benefits. If you don't like a certain type of sport, just don't do it...

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 have ever created, why the hell you want to hit a golf ball with a racket? its stupid

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

Wrestling allows for a small person to achieve athletic glory. I'm acquainted with a little person who was quite a successful wrestler, albeit in at a very light weight class, and he is extraordinarily confident and cocky. Without wrestling, his world would have been far less macho. I applaud wrestling for providing such midgets with a chance to shine athletically.

Actual wrestling (high school, college and I guess some ufc) is really fun, it's that fake WWE with chairs, ripped jeans and unattractive wrestlers that some way people find attractive. That stuff is all rigged and over hyped, worst part is the John cena fan base

Wrestling is the most disciplining combat sport one can ever do. Wrestling is shaped my life at the high school and Collegiate level I would recommend wrestling to absolutely anyone willing to put their self through a rigorous experience to be the best person they can be

I think wrestling isn't bad it can really enjoyable, I think its when it comes to WWE wrestling is boring/predictable that use to be really fun and cool when it was the attitude era but the pg era just sucks.

22 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 runnign around: second to tennis. Theres so many other net sports that is better than volleyball. In fact, if the court is divided between 6 people, you are doing 1/6th of the effort compared to badmitnon and tennis where minimum you are doing half the effort. Also 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 just 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. 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. 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.

Volleyball doesn't deserve to be #15 on this list. Volleyball is one of the most athletic sports there is! I play on a Junior Boys Volleyball team in Johnston Iowa, we got 27 in nationals last year! With both genders playing volleyball these days, volleyball should be #1!

Volleyball is awesome. The idea sounds dumb and that's what I thought but when I first played it was awesome. What I appreciate is on a volleyball team you can't have rivalries or ball hogs like in football or basketball, everyone has to work as a team and communicate

23 Handball

Handball is one of the most exciting, interesting, competitive, and fun games known. If you don't like it, it's probably because you just can't play it right, let alone at all.

Ll of yop who hate it, probably just can't play it right, or at all to say. It should not be even close to the worst sports list, let alone on it.

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

The best sport ever! I love it so much! I think it is an amazing sport! I think everyone should learn it! Gymnasts like Salish Matter, Simone Biles, and every other gymnast on this planet are so amazing. I love gymnastics so much!

Oh, please no. This sport is a retarded sport, and whoever plays this should visit a mental hospital. You just do a cartwheel, do another one, and keep doing it. Then you do it in front of drunk judges. Plus, to play this, you have to be either 4 years old or 4 feet tall. Whoever dislikes this comment is also very idiotic. Please, gymnasts, get a life.

I see why some people like it, but I never understood what was fun about doing a routine, reapeating it, repeating it again, and repeating the routine one final time, just to be judged for it by 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 and over again just to do it again in front of a bunch of unfair judges

25 Frisbee Golf

Honestly best sport ever?

Best sport though

Best sport ever

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