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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 12-10-2017, 02:14 AM
 
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Can't believe I missed golf on the list, it is like watching grass grow.
Other than that, baseball. Have tried to watch it and get into it, as it is a minor sport here, but simply can't.
Soccer is ok for world cup, but EPL is another thing.
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Old 12-10-2017, 09:35 AM
 
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Soccer.


The diving, the theatrical death scene......then the nearly dead skinny guy with the perfectly styled hair is magically revived by the medical guy, who sprayed his knee with the super fix it medical miracle stuff. He then jumps to his feet, yelling at the ref....because his Oscar worthy performance did NOT draw a penalty for the imagined killer touch by the opposing poof. Video replay reveals that neither of them actually made contact however fleeting, with each other.


Oh and it is bloody boring, too.




XXX.
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Old 12-10-2017, 11:41 AM
 
Location: AriZona
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Soccer.


The diving, the theatrical death scene......then the nearly dead skinny guy with the perfectly styled hair is magically revived by the medical guy, who sprayed his knee with the super fix it medical miracle stuff. He then jumps to his feet, yelling at the ref....because his Oscar worthy performance did NOT draw a penalty for the imagined killer touch by the opposing poof. Video replay reveals that neither of them actually made contact however fleeting, with each other.


Oh and it is bloody boring, too.




XXX.
All of this flopping ignorance is what's going to KILL soccer. These terrible, amateur "actors" keep doing it because they believe their fake, floundering flops will automatically draw a yellow or red card.

What it really continues to draw is the ire of the fans... and most assuredly the refs. There seriously needs to be an automatic red card from the referees for all of the fake falling into the turf!

Send these jokers to the bench!
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Old 12-10-2017, 12:15 PM
 
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How about this........


Instead of a player being "sent off " the team has to play one man short for the rest of the game...And injured players cannot return for the rest of the game. A second diving penalty....the team has to play two men short. A sure cure for the diving divas.




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Old 12-10-2017, 12:52 PM
 
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How about this........


Instead of a player being "sent off " the team has to play one man short for the rest of the game...And injured players cannot return for the rest of the game. A second diving penalty....the team has to play two men short. A sure cure for the diving divas.




XXXX.
Sounds plausible, Mr Maple Guy.
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Old 12-10-2017, 01:48 PM
 
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I think in general, most sports are boring to watch unless you are a fan of the sport itself. Sure people like to attend sporting events, but it's more to be part of an event (championship, playoff, major, etc.) or enjoy the festive environment rather than the sport itself.

That said - as a huge golf fanatic, I find myself not really interested in watching it unless it's a major or big tournament. And I definitely can't get into baseball at all.
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Old 12-11-2017, 03:38 PM
 
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Its all subjective; the only way of getting an answer is by worldwide viewing figures, the fact that football (soccer) is by FAR the worlds most watched game I suggest that anybody claiming it boring is going somewhat against the 'grain' no? Basketball, Cricket and Rugby I believe also have massive world wide appeal (though they pale in comparison to football (soccer)) so I suggest its hard to claim they are 'boring' to watch, but like I said I guess its all subjective, personally I find basketball awfully dull and I am no fan of cricket, love rugby and football though (soccer).
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Old 12-12-2017, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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[quote=mapleguy;50361388]Soccer.


The diving, the theatrical death scene......then the nearly dead skinny guy with the perfectly styled hair is magically revived by the medical guy, who sprayed his knee with the super fix it medical miracle stuff. He then jumps to his feet, yelling at the ref....because his Oscar worthy performance did NOT draw a penalty for the imagined killer touch by the opposing poof. Video replay reveals that neither of them actually made contact however fleeting, with each other.


Oh and it is bloody boring, too.

^^^^^This^^^^^

I used to watch baseball after playing it for many years. Now with the constant pauses like a batter raising his hand and stepping out of the batters box to readjust his gloves drives me nuts, sometimes after every pitch. It seriously takes away from the game.
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Old 12-12-2017, 06:18 AM
 
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Budlight.


Some changes that "might " improve MLB.


A pitcher's pitch clock, of 20 seconds. An automatic walk if the ball doesn't get to the plate within 20 seconds. The batter gets one 10 second delay per batting opportunity.


One trip to the mound per inning. One ball to be used per inning. NO prayers on the field.




XXXX.
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Old 12-12-2017, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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[quote=mapleguy;50377619]Budlight.


Some changes that "might " improve MLB.


A pitcher's pitch clock, of 20 seconds. An automatic walk if the ball doesn't get to the plate within 20 seconds. The batter gets one 10 second delay per batting opportunity.


One trip to the mound per inning. One ball to be used per inning. NO prayers on the field.



Excellent ideas. I used to go to the games in Cincinnati back when the "Big Red Machine" played. I never saw any the antics I see today.
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