Worst Sports

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.

Mostly enjoyed by the folks that serve you at your local 7-11, or drive a taxi or call you that your internet is broken and you have to pay them so they can fix it... "Oh my god... He hit the vwiket"

Cricket is the worst sport in history of time. All you do is wait for a ball then you have to catch the ball then throw it which is like the same thing as catch and throw. It is worst than gayfl.

2 Cheerleading

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

Though I don't agree, I will admit you do bring up some good points.

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.

Cheerleading don't get me started 1rst of all in cheer there are no mats unlike gymnastic 2nd of my friend ended up in the hospital! 3rd of all I feel kind of sorry for cheerleaders they do flips cartwheels and basically everything else that's dangerous so I just want to let people know that it may be entertaining but it is also very risky dangerous and could possibly hurt someone or die if you hit something or do something wrong

Cheerleading makes no sense for cheerleading its almost like you need only 1 or 2 practices to get it or maybe its just me again(ī have this strange symptom to get everything once except maybe sports or math) but anyway the moves seem way too simple to be a sport now a real sport is soccer and definitely parkour pony riding and cheerleading are just too simple to be sports

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

Baseball should be above cricket in worst sport.. Cricket they say 360 degree field and hit anywhere. But we cannot anticipate the ball where the bowler is going to bowl. But baseball, we always know where the ball will come and easy to hit.

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.

I could not sit through one whole game, I was bored to tears. And that's saying something because I watch and enjoy test cricket (the one that goes for 5 days straight)

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.

Baseball has more strategy then cricket. In baseball, you have to hit it in a certain area which requires more skill then hitting it anywhere in an oval. You don't have to be in shape to play cricket while baseball players are in better health usually. Most Americans won't try cricket due to it taking more than 2 days to finish a game.

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.

A pure diarrhea of a game with more flares going off in the crowds than a rescue mission in the Swiss Alps. Complete with fat carling drinking hooligans with missing teeth. Top it off with shirt lifting players, and a whopping average score of 1-0... and there you have it... Total Crap!

Soccer is the most painful, deadly, useless and stupid things in the world, same for all the sports. Sports players are morons

Why soccer is #1 sport because it's simple to follow and understands, unlike Rugby or American Football, also you can play it anywhere with ease

IT IS NOT the best sport or 2nd in fact the only sport where you fear for your life for wearing wrong teams jersey, the only sport that started conflicts between nations, the only sport that drives fans to smash cars, destroy shops and attack everyone insight, the only sport where it's always the ref fault not because the other team played better, the only sport where ref is completely disrespect, the only sport where everyone fakes an injury, the only sport were teams choose to draw, one of the lowest scoring sports (don't say strategy; missing a kick in font of an empty goal has nothing to do with strategy)... I could go all day long

Mind numbingly dull. Some men kicking some leather around some grass for 90 minutes. All of the players are thugs and cry for their mummy when they get a tiny cut on their little finger. They get paid an arm and a leg for doing nothing, no one cares about the game it's all about the money. All the fans are fat chavs who guzzle down burgers all day and wear Argos Jewellry. And every time I turn the T.V. on all I get is FOOTBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL WE ALL LOVE FOOTBALL LETS WATCH FOOTBALL COMING UP NEXT: MORE FOOTBALL. It really does sadden me that this horrid sport gets all the recognition when there are far better sports like athletics or cycling.

5 Nascar

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 used to love nascar and I still do... But I voted om this one because normaly for most of people is boring, there are not much overtakes and very exicting things ( remember I like I just putted this becasue no one else likes it) and so this is my reason I don't like nascar, I mean, there are lots of fights there and lots of revenge moves which some of these ending in causing a big one ( a giant crash almost envolves most of them, if you don't know) and yeah usually who races here are a bunch of people that get in a rage with everything.

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.

Guys NASCAR is actually very interesting! THEY RISK THEIR LIVES! They actually crash a lot and that is one reason it is a great sport. They can go to speeds of up to more than 200 mph!

6 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.

What do you mean? Logic the rapper was born in America. Read up on your facts.

American football sucks. America always (stupidly) tries to be different from other countries. This sport stole the original name of Soccer and it's also way worse than "soccer" as it's very brutal and boring at the same time. Just like the "feet" measuring system and the metric system that every country except america uses. Oof.

In the 2010's it's a new age... Of when I state this in 2018, Highschool kids, College students have no fear of God, thou shall not kill as a ultimate sin as if committed will burn in hell. No fear murder with these kids today.

A announcer once said "Do not facemask, it could break a neck or quite possibly decapitate a head"

I don't like football (American) that much but it definitely isn't a bad sport. It's very interesting, physically demanding, and mentally. Man! JUST SO MANY RULES >_< I wanted to play it when I was younger but didn't know the rules at all so I couldn't try out for my school team. Lol.

You seem like a person on this website who I can actually understand and like.

7 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.

I'd rather be stranded on a deserted island with no way to get off and go mentally insane than play Muggle Quidditch. Any day, any time, anywhere.

8 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.

I just want to be on the comment list

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

Okay this is retarded this is NOT a sport

If you count snowboarding it's a sport

9 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.

Basketball does take skill and practice, but the scoring rate is too high. In most sports, one score is remarkable, often game changing. People come out of their chairs when a touchdown is scored or a soccer ball lands in the back of the net. In basketball, however, the accomplishment isn't the same. It's just how the game works.

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.

Line of the century to say that basketball sucks "and players are getting almost too good"

10 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.

The sport is so simple and honestly, pretty boring. It does take a lot of skill, but the people can't even walk themselves to the ball. They have to drive the 50 feet. The sport is just not interesting overall, at least to watch.

I have played this game for 3 years now, I am now 15 and I am still trying to get to single figures. Whilst I am the best golf player my age in the state I still am improving my game every day of the week. This sport takes great accuracy and persistence. If you havn't watched or played the sport you really shouldn't judge. This great sport is known as the greatest social sport in the world. Whilst being one of the best paying sports in the world. So give it a go you can make millions and live a life like tiger woods at his peak.

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 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.

Lacrosse is the best thing that ever happened to me. Growing up on the East Coast, I learned that lacrosse is not just a sport, it is a way of life. I had the amazing opportunity to grow up around the best sport in the world. Lacrosse is not very far from becoming mainstream.

This is stupid, Lacrosse is higher up on the list than Frisbee Golf. Lacrosse is way better than Frisbee Golf. Oh and if you think lacrosse is mostly stabbing someone with a stick, you should not even leave a comment.

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 ...read more.

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?!

I wouldn't want to watch bull riding, at all, or see anyone get badly injured

I pick bull riding because the bulls are abused

I agree with the 2nd last comment.

13 American Football

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.

Just fat guys playing a game where it should take 1 hour to play but takes 4 hours plus they have two teams in there own side to play the game. Also they wear pads and helmets show these guys a game of rugby league they wouldn't last five seconds

Shouldn't be called "Football". Too slow between plays and all the bloody commercials. European Football is the real football. Done in under 2 hours and two 45 minute halves of non-stop play.

This is all football is. Bug fat dudes on steroids running around and chasing a ball. That isn't even hard. To play football all you need is to be fat and buffed up.

14 Curling

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.

This is the only sport on the list that I can't understand why ANYONE would want to watch. Or play. There's no point.

15 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.

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.

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.

16 Motocross

This sucks so much never try it

It is a sport you weaklings

Too many injuties

Not a sport

17 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!?

18 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.

Like soccer but add 500x as many inane inconsistently applied rules causing stoppages and tons of standing around

19 Competitive Eating

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.

I thought sports were supposed to be healthy.

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.

20 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 suffered but survived doing volleyball on a hot 33+ day at school today with the brightness of the sand beating my eyes up and having no hat, getting sunburnt on the face and scalp, people pushing me around telling me to 'Try' or 'Hurry up'.
Seriously, it's torture.

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 is one of the best sports its very hard and dangerous but its very fun. I'm been playing for almost 4 years now and I have spraind my ankles 3 times had broken thums 5 times and I get bruises on my knees arms and hips I've got hit in the face many times and I've jamed my fingers from blocking. We have to dive for all the balls and no ball is going to come at you the same angle but you still have to go for every ball out there and you have to back people up just in case it gets shanked

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 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

23 Formula One

I mean they're fun but why do you need a lot of cars just to crash each other

Again, whats so exciting about cars driving around in a circle?

This is bad for the environment and needs to stop.

Bad for the environment? true but I like cars anyway.

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

It looks like people trying to impress lovers and doesn't look like a sport that is discriminative between girls and guys. Do you really know any guy gymnasts.

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 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.


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