popular opinion The Most Boring Sports to Watch  

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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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1,089 456
Golf is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
Golf

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744 304
Sailing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
Sailing

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701 392
Running is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch

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623 335
World Championship Poker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch

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599 348
Darts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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604 320
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
zxray added Bowling

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617 399
Curling is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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537 304
Weight Lifting is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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510 395
Archery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
Archery

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625 422
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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334 142
Ballroom Dancing is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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517 342
Billiards is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch

The Most Boring Sports to Play

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

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476 359
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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469 404
Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
Wrestling

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380 276
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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150 64
Crown Green Bowling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
Crown Green Bowling

The Best Reasons to Get Married

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373 377
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch

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236 217
Formula 1: BBC Sport is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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162 133
Field hockey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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100 51
Wushu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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330 354
Gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
Gymnastics

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116 66
Mini Golf is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Basketball is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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The Greatest Out of Shape Athletes in Sports

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Artistic gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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89 61
Archery, is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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175 158
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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87 66
Judo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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280 351
Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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84 43
Cornmaze Running is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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330 386
Football is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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60+ of Your Greatest Childhood Fears

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100 63
Arm Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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92 58
Touring Cars is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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97 93
Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch

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77 62
Sumo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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65 43
Kabbidi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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218 344
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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The Best Spectator Sports

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99 129
Rugby Union is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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61 77
Handball is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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31 13
NASCAR is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Boxing is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch

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11 2
Modern pentathlon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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13 7
Gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
Dimos Dicoudis added Gymnastics

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8 3
Track cycling is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
Dimos Dicoudis added Track cycling