Popular Opinion The Most Boring Sports to Play  

Blake Edwards
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The most boring sports to play for one reason or another just do not entertain. These boring sports want to be exciting but come up short in terms of action. From golf to baseball to soccer, these sports are all quite popular but could put even the best insomniac to sleep. Forget the most boring sports to watch, these are the most boring sports to play.

Which sport is the most boring to play is often a matter of opinion but due to their slower nature of play, certain sports will come up much more than others. Golf is perhaps one of the most notorious for its speed as players hit a ball then walk several hundred yards and repeat. Baseball is similar. For more than half of each game a player is seated comfortably on the bench watching others play. If exciting sports were judged on the amount of time participants walked or sat, these two would win that battle easily.

Other sports are boring simply because they are monotonous. Running, rowing and cycling all fall into that category. Sure participants in these sports travel along courses and tracks but the overall motion of the sport is repeated over and over.

Even recreational sports can be insanely boring. Take hunting and fishing for example. Those who hunt and fish must have a ridiculous amount of patience since the sport involves sitting around for hours waiting for an animal or fish to come along.

Whether these sports take forever before there is some action, involve a lot of sitting or walking, or simply feature one monotonous motion repeated over and over, each defines a new level of boring. Which sport do you find the most boring to play? Think a sport is much more exciting than we do? Tell us which sports you think are the most boring to play by voting and adding your own sports below!

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Golf is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
Golf

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399 195
Curling is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play

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384 255
Running is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
Running

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334 245
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play

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257 178
Fishing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play

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313 202
Figure Skating is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
Figure Skating

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261 161
Rowing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
Rowing

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Penguin Watching is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
bravesfan688 added Penguin Watching

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Chess is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
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Cross Country Skiing is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
TimothyArigo added Cross Country Skiing

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341 307
Baseball is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
Baseball

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293 219
Hunting is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play

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Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
Wrestling

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89 51
Weight Lifting is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
kaylive added

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244 195
Cycling is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
Cycling

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59 24
Synchronized Swimming is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play

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Lawn Bowling is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
RhomePece added Lawn Bowling

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Bowling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
Bowling

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Artistic gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play

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Snooker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
bigcraig added

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Badminton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
Badminton

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25 22
Polo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
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Handball is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
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Soccer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
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Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
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Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
Table Tennis

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30 72
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
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Football is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
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Softball is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
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Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
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Basketball is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
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American Football is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
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