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View Poll Results: Which sports do you think are boring to watch on TV?
Soccer 50 29.59%
Rugby 13 7.69%
Ice Hockey 19 11.24%
Gymnastics 25 14.79%
Tennis 20 11.83%
Golf 70 41.42%
Archery 26 15.38%
Squash 26 15.38%
NASCAR 44 26.04%
Football 26 15.38%
Basketball 19 11.24%
Baseball 39 23.08%
Softball 22 13.02%
Lacrosse 14 8.28%
Bowling 35 20.71%
Figure Skating 19 11.24%
Cycling 34 20.12%
Swimming/Diving 13 7.69%
Badminton 20 11.83%
Fencing 21 12.43%
Judo 19 11.24%
Table Tennis 20 11.83%
Australian Rules Football 10 5.92%
Ultimate Frisbee 17 10.06%
Field Hockey 15 8.88%
Track and Field 10 5.92%
Cricket 25 14.79%
Curling 21 12.43%
Volleyball 6 3.55%
other (please explain below) 9 5.33%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 169. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-13-2017, 01:48 PM
 
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Golf should be the #1 answer, BY FAR!!!

Soccer is also pretty boring. I can't waste time watching any sport where they run up and down a field that large for 90 straight minutes and then the score ends up being super low, with something like 1-0.

Baseball comes in third. Boring and slow as all get out to watch on TV (unless it's playoffs/World Series), but really fun to watch in person. Even then, I think it's more the experience of being in the ballpark as opposed to the sport itself actually being super exciting.
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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the poll probably needs only the top 5-10 televised sports....not Olympic type sports like curling....those votes probably would have gone to golf along w/ many of the other olympic type sports.....didn't even realize Frisbee was a televised sport.
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Old 11-13-2017, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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Soccer is popular in the U.S. and has been experiencing steady growth:

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However, as a spectator sport, it is very boring to watch. The fact that soccer games in general are very low scoring affairs with running back and forth and back and forth is just godawful boring. It's just like ice hockey, another sport I find very boring but does have popularity in the U.S.
The big problem with soccer, is that it was designed to be an anti-masculine sport. Not being able to use the arms and the strength of the upper body, takes away much of the essence of a man's athletic potential. This was done deliberately, to neutralize men in the sport and it's why it's more popular with girls in the U. S., than with boys.
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Old 11-13-2017, 03:51 PM
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Golf...I haven't the patience.
NASCAR...around, and around, and around, until my eyes cross. There's not enough alcohol in the world to get me numb enough to watch this.
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Old 11-13-2017, 04:04 PM
 
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Why does American football go for 10 seconds and then stop for 3 minutes so they can sit around and show commercials? Maybe that would explain why half the players look like they are morbidly obese...
Man. I always hate these soccer vs. football debates, because they really are perpetuated by two opposing camps of really stupid people.

Take this post, for instance.

Soccer is fluid and continuous. Bravo. Great for soccer. I can appreciate it, even though I'm not a huge fan of the game.

Football, however, is more akin to chess. It's a series of moves, and each move has significance and import. It is, when played well, strategy, strategy, and more strategy.

What's more, much like chess, each position in football has its unique requirements. Wide receivers need speed and agility. Running backs need speed and the ability to absorb punishment. And linemen require brute strength.

Who is a better athlete? A weightlifter or a sprinter? I mean, one of those 'morbidly obese' football players could likely break you in half like a twig.
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Old 11-13-2017, 04:04 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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NASCAR, how many times can you watch cars go around a circle and not get bored out of your skull. Golf at least has commentator that talk quietly.
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The big problem with soccer, is that it was designed to be an anti-masculine sport. Not being able to use the arms and the strength of the upper body, takes away much of the essence of a man's athletic potential. This was done deliberately, to neutralize men in the sport and it's why it's more popular with girls in the U. S., than with boys.
I'm not a soccer fan, but this is an asinine post.
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Why does American football go for 10 seconds and then stop for 3 minutes so they can sit around and show commercials? Maybe that would explain why half the players look like they are morbidly obese...
It's frustrating if you're in the stadium as I was yesterday for the Tampa Bay New York game.....lots of standing around in football.
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I turn on the Golf Channel if I'm having trouble falling asleep.
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:03 PM
 
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I used to golf for 30+ yrs, have probably gone to 100 PGA, LPGA, Champion, Euro Tour events over the years....including several Masters and several Players Championships, Tour Championship and although I voted for soccer, I can't imagine golf not being one of the most boring sports to watch especially if you don't play or understand the complexities of the game.
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while i dont like soccer, golf is THE most boring sport to watch on TV.
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Yeah, I love playing golf but watching - oy, boring. Majors, on weekends, are fun as the courses are harder and the choke factor goes up but normal events, no thanks. Soccer for me is the worst but I don't enjoy the game on any level.
GOLF!

On Sundays when my mom was preparing breakfast my dad would assign each of us kids a spot to sit in the living room...and then he'd put the TV on to watch GOLF, not cartoons but GOLF!

No greater torture in the world (at least for little kids) than watching GOLF!
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