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View Poll Results: Which sports do you think are boring to watch on TV?
Soccer 50 28.90%
Rugby 13 7.51%
Ice Hockey 19 10.98%
Gymnastics 25 14.45%
Tennis 21 12.14%
Golf 72 41.62%
Archery 27 15.61%
Squash 26 15.03%
NASCAR 45 26.01%
Football 26 15.03%
Basketball 19 10.98%
Baseball 40 23.12%
Softball 22 12.72%
Lacrosse 14 8.09%
Bowling 36 20.81%
Figure Skating 20 11.56%
Cycling 34 19.65%
Swimming/Diving 13 7.51%
Badminton 20 11.56%
Fencing 21 12.14%
Judo 19 10.98%
Table Tennis 20 11.56%
Australian Rules Football 10 5.78%
Ultimate Frisbee 17 9.83%
Field Hockey 15 8.67%
Track and Field 10 5.78%
Cricket 25 14.45%
Curling 21 12.14%
Volleyball 6 3.47%
other (please explain below) 9 5.20%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 173. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-20-2017, 05:45 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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not really, you never have to explain soccer to anyone, just watch it for a minute and you get it, just try explaining baseball or american football to a european and watch their eyes start to spin in their heads.
But cricket is far more complex than football (soccer), it certainly isn't more entertaining though!
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Old 12-23-2017, 12:13 PM
 
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The problem with this poll is many people aren’t familiar with many of the sports so they may not vote for it. I mean how many people have actually ever watched a curling or fencing competition? If those “sports” aren’t ranked 1 & 2 then this poll is useless...
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Old 12-23-2017, 12:18 PM
 
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For me the big 3 are the best and rest are worthless.
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Old 12-24-2017, 08:08 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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For me the big 3 are the best and rest are worthless.
Football (soccer if you prefer), Rugby and Cricket?
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:42 PM
 
Location: NSW
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But cricket is far more complex than football (soccer), it certainly isn't more entertaining though!
Cricket does have 3 different formats of the game, Test matches, One Dayers and Twenty20, so you can choose what entertains you the most.
Ironically I like the long form of the game the most as a traditionalist, the younger crowd prefer the excitement of T20.
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Old 12-31-2017, 08:16 AM
 
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Football (soccer if you prefer), Rugby and Cricket?
Baseball, basketball & football.
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:09 AM
 
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I like soccer but there are few things in sports worse than watching 2 teams run around the field for 100 minutes only to finish with a 0-0 draw.

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Old 01-02-2018, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Flawduh
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I like soccer but there are few things in sports worse than watching 2 teams run around the field for 100 minutes only to finish with a 0-0 draw.
Although it can and does get disappointing at times, the fact that they at least get one point for the draw does provide some excitement. To see near-goals get stopped by last ditch attempts by goalkeepers and defenders can have me on the edge of my seat as much as a tied 9th inning in baseball with a final play, or a one-point basketball game with 5 seconds left and the losing team on the attacking end. Different strokes for different folks I guess.
I actually miss the days when the NHL had ties rather than shootouts, which I believe is a stupid way to end a 60-minute+ grueling match.

I think the only thing I don't care for in football/soccer is the seemingly random added time. I know the refs are actually basing it off of lost time during stoppage of plays and not just pulling numbers out of their asses, but in that case, just stop the time clock for those instances, and end the halfs at 45 minutes apiece, flat.
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Old 01-03-2018, 05:29 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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Although it can and does get disappointing at times, the fact that they at least get one point for the draw does provide some excitement. To see near-goals get stopped by last ditch attempts by goalkeepers and defenders can have me on the edge of my seat as much as a tied 9th inning in baseball with a final play, or a one-point basketball game with 5 seconds left and the losing team on the attacking end. Different strokes for different folks I guess.
I actually miss the days when the NHL had ties rather than shootouts, which I believe is a stupid way to end a 60-minute+ grueling match.

I think the only thing I don't care for in football/soccer is the seemingly random added time. I know the refs are actually basing it off of lost time during stoppage of plays and not just pulling numbers out of their asses, but in that case, just stop the time clock for those instances, and end the halfs at 45 minutes apiece, flat.


The random added time can cause an awful lot of tension/excitement depending on the game situation. The most intense I have EVER felt at a sporting occasion was due to the fact that I was DESPERATE for the referee to blow that whistle (50 thousand odd people whistling can create an atmosphere).
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Old 01-04-2018, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I think that any sport your not familiar with..don't know the rules and never actually played would likely be very boring to watch... If think all of these sports could be exciting to watch on TV if you took the time to get to know the sport but nobody has time to get to know them all so we focus on the ones that are popular in our region. personally, i have never seen a fencing match on TV... but i can't turn the channel 2 or 3 spots this time of year without running into a basketball game..
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