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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823 355
Canoeing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch

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749 429
Running is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch

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677 362
World Championship Poker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch

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649 376
Darts is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
PeteBoyle added Darts

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651 343
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
zxray added Bowling

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658 431
Curling is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
zxray added Curling

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579 329
Weight Lifting is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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377 156
Ballroom Dancing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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671 463
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
zxray added Cricket

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545 362
Billiards is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch

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Baseball is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
Baseball

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509 378
Figure skating is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch

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499 393
Fencing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch

The Most Boring Sports to Play

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500 431
Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
Wrestling

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Bicycling is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Soccer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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184 75
Crown Green Bowling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
Crown Green Bowling

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Swimming is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch

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257 244
Formula 1: BBC Sport is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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183 158
Field hockey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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453 630
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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353 376
Gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
Gymnastics

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119 64
Wushu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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141 82
Mini Golf is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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104 73
Artistic gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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109 75
Archery, is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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201 183
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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361 413
Football is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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98 81
Judo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Cornmaze Running is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch

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113 77
Arm Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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100 72
Touring Cars is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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84 73
Sumo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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68 57
Kabbidi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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225 366
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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71 89
Handball is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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73 158
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch

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NASCAR 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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Boxing is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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25 14
Synchronized Swimming is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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15 6
Cycling is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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Modern pentathlon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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14 7
Karate is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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12 5
Synchronized Swimming is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
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14 8
Archery is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
Dimos Dicoudis added Archery

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11 6
Skateboarding is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Watch
Dimos Dicoudis added Skateboarding