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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436 256
Golf is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
Golf

2
351 177
Curling is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play

3
346 226
Running is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
Running

4
306 221
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play

5
226 152
Fishing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play

6
285 181
Figure Skating is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
Figure Skating

7
82 41
Chess is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
MaikPauli added Chess

8
313 271
Baseball is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
Baseball

9
232 150
Rowing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
Rowing

10
171 109
Cross Country Skiing is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
TimothyArigo added Cross Country Skiing

11
274 199
Hunting is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play

12
216 208
Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
Wrestling

13
80 43
Penguin Watching is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
bravesfan688 added Penguin Watching

14
68 40
Weight Lifting is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
kaylive added Weight Lifting

The Most Boring Sports to Watch

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224 189
Cycling is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
Cycling

16
46 13
Synchronized Swimming is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play

17
188 232
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
Bowling

18
41 15
Lawn Bowling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
RhomePece added Lawn Bowling

19
30 17
Artistic gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play

20
159 199
Badminton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
Badminton

21
20 7
Snooker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
bigcraig added Snooker

22
17 13
Polo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
bigcraig added Polo

23
63 83
Handball is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
timteufel added Handball

24
45 67
Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
vsgirish1 added Lacrosse

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18 29
Football is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
bigcraig added Football

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145 237
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
Table Tennis

27
208 364
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play

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21 54
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
Vamsi Krishna added Tennis

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14 10
Softball is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Boring Sports to Play
Keith Carey added Softball