Social Question

RayaHope's avatar

What is the most boring sport to watch?

Asked by RayaHope (7297points) 2 months ago
30 responses
“Great Question” (2points)

I’m not really into sports except volleyball and I kinda like track and field.

Topics: , ,
Observing members: 0
Composing members: 0


janbb's avatar


Acrylic's avatar

Soccer then croquet.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Curling !

kritiper's avatar

Soccer. They run up and down the field, almost endlessly. If no-one score at the end of time played, they do a shoot-out. How lame is that??

Dutchess_III's avatar

I second golf.

chyna's avatar


RedDeerGuy1's avatar

As a child was any sport that preempted my Saturday morning cartoons.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

That totally depends on your interests, if your not interested in a sport, watching it would seem extremely boring.

gorillapaws's avatar

Golf and bowling are painful to watch. I don’t consider “motorsports” to be real sports, but I’d include Nascar as well.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

@gorillapaws you just made my point, personal interests if you like those sports you like watching them,if you don’t you would rather watch paint dry.

kevbo1's avatar

It’s not boring at all but it should be: competitive sheep herding. It’s kind of fascinating and relaxing.

Brian1946's avatar

NASCAR, except for when there’s a crash.
Also, It’s probably the most environmentally destructive sport.

gorillapaws's avatar

The reason golf is so obnoxious is that everything is staggered so you’ve got different people playing different holes at different times all competing. There’s no continuity. It’s a neat game and I like golf, but golf on TV (or even in person) is just not entertaining as a spectator.

Dutchess_III's avatar

As long as they have border collies in the sheep herding competition @kevbo1.

Brian1946's avatar


I generally agree with you about golf, if one cares about who’s winning.

However, i enjoy watching LPGA tournaments with the sound off while I’m digging tunes.
This is because I like the scenery and watching athletic Asian babes. ;p

Zaku's avatar

@kevbo1 Sheep herding is one of the few sports I’ve really enjoyed watching in person – when done by a sheep dog, anyway.

canidmajor's avatar

Sailing. It’s like watching paint dry. And I say this having been an avid boat racer in my youth. Exciting to do, really effing boring to watch.

Entropy's avatar

Golf. I get why a person might enjoy doing it, but I see no value in watching. It’s not action packed. There’s minimal strategy (and don’t try to pretend that club selection is some great strategy element). And even when a thing happens, it’s hard to tell what’s happening even on TV. A white ball against a blue and white sky is going…somewhere….oh look, it landed and bounced a little. Now it’s rolling a bit. Whoo! My heart is THUMPING!

gorillapaws's avatar

@Entropy Just to pile onto watching golf even more, it’s the only sport I can think of where the person can win the tournament, but not know they’ve won until after other people have finished playing. It’d be like watching a relay race where racers were all going on their various segments at random times, and then at the very end, they said “Looks like Jane won 2 hours ago! Congrats Jane!”

I guess some forms of racing are like this too, downhill skiing in the olympics for example. At least you can see each racer go from start-to-finish though. Golf is so schizophrenic the way it jumps all over the place though.

kruger_d's avatar

Ping pong

Love_my_doggie's avatar

A few Jellies chose golf. I have to disagree, not because golf isn’t mind-numbingly boring (it is), but because it isn’t a sport. The three elements of a sport are offense, defense, and physical exertion.

My own choice: soccer. I know that most of the world loves it, but soccer’s never appealed to me.

canidmajor's avatar

@Love_my_doggie: Your definition of a sport: ”offense, defense, and physical exertion.” eliminates a whole number of activities that are generally considered sports. For example, most swimming competitions, a large number of track and field completions, stuff like that that don’t employ an offense and defense factor.
Chess, on the other hand, has both offense and defense.

RayaHope's avatar

Sport: 1) An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively. 2) Such activities considered as a group. 3) A usually challenging activity undertaken for amusement.

flutherother's avatar


mazingerz88's avatar

Watch on TV soccer. Watch on the field, soccer.

ragingloli's avatar


SQUEEKY2's avatar

I am still hanging to personal interests, I like golf so watching it doesn’t bother me, while others would rather play in traffic.
I don’t like baseball so I can’t stand to watch it while others are fanatic over it.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Baseball is the only sport that can cram 2 minutes of action into 15 minutes.

janbb's avatar

@Dutchess_III Football (American football) can do that too!

NoMore's avatar

Golf and chess. If you call chess a sport.

Answer this question




to answer.

Mobile | Desktop

Send Feedback