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The most boring sports to watch are far from entertaining, exciting or interesting. To put it nicely, the most boring sports to watch are great for lazy afternoons when you need a good excuse to take a nap. These sports, which include professional sports, college sports and even Olympic sports, might be popular but they are also the best at being completely boring.

Depending on who you ask, America's pastime baseball is one of the worst offenders in terms of being boring. Plays are separated by several minutes and when there is action it lasts only a few seconds. Golf, while watched by millions around the world, is similar as it's seen as slow and somewhat nonathletic.

Other sports are simply boring because they feature a long time of little action, sometimes hours, then just a few minutes of actual action. Soccer games rarely result in more than a few goals which take second each leaving the other time for watching players kick the ball around and run. Horse racing might be the "most exciting two minutes in sports" but the hours and hours of nothingness leading up to those two minutes is like watching paint dry.

Be it for their repetitive nature, like auto racing and bowling to the slow action, like curling and canoeing, whatever the reason, these sports are boring to watch but each are still enjoyed by fans around the globe. They might not include buzzer beaters like in basketball or the hard-hitting action like in hockey but each brings something different to the world of sports.
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Fishing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Canoeing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch

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Golf is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
Golf

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Sailing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
Sailing

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Running is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch

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World Championship Poker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch

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Darts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Bowling is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Curling is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Weight Lifting is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Archery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
Archery

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Cricket is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Ballroom Dancing is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Billiards is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch

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Baseball is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
Baseball

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Figure skating is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch

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Fencing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch

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Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
Wrestling

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Bicycling is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Soccer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Crown Green Bowling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
Crown Green Bowling

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Swimming is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch

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Formula 1: BBC Sport is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Field hockey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Wushu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Mini Golf is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
Gymnastics

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Basketball is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Artistic gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Archery, is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Judo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Tennis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Football is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Cornmaze Running is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Arm Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch

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Sumo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Touring Cars is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Kabbidi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Rugby is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Rugby Union is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Handball is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Boxing is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch

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Rowing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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NASCAR is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Weightlifting is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Synchronized Swimming is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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