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What is one or maybe more sports that for whatever reason you can't or won't wrap your head around?

Asked by ucme (47008points) August 3rd, 2010

Yeah one or more that you either have no clue what’s going on or have no intention of ever even attempting to find out what the hell’s involved. They may be of global interest & importance but to you they’re confusing or dull or maybe both.For me it has to be water polo, I mean how do the horses not drown eh, eh?

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KhiaKarma's avatar

Rugby…everyone has so much brain damage anyways- hey! Thery’re passing the ball the wrong way!

Austinlad's avatar

All of them. As I heard the comedian Robert Klein say recently on TV, “We Jews are not an athletic people.”

BoBo1946's avatar

Rugby. and, not crazy about soccer…boring, but people make fun of me for chasing a “little white ball” around the golf course. So, each his own.

Any sport that abuses animal…not for me. Horse racing is abusive. I’m with you @ucme ! getting soft in my old age!

YARNLADY's avatar

I am not and never have been a fan of spectator sports. I can understand athletes who enjoy participating in sports, but to watch just doesn’t make sense to me.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

The rollers just look so weird

ragingloli's avatar

Handegg, baseball, basketball, nascar, and ‘competitive eating’

janbb's avatar

Football and cricket

cockswain's avatar

WNBA. And I hate to piss you off, but I really gave The World Cup an honest shot and watched like 6 games. I play a little soccer too, but I just couldn’t get into it enough. I do not understand why it is the most popular sport on the planet. Fun to play, just OK to watch.

BoBo1946's avatar

@cockswain i love the WNBA. They play the game the way it was intended to be played. They play with passion, unselfish, and pass the ball a lot. Fast pace game…much like the old Boston Celtics when Bird was playing.

But, if everyone liked the same thing, what a dull world it would be!

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

American football. I’ve gone to games, attempted to play it on the computer, and even read “Football for Dummies”. Nothing has helped.

Frenchfry's avatar

Golf sounds rather boring to me. What’s the point? Now I like miniature golf . It costs to much to golf for real. I would rather pay the $10 and go miniature.

shego's avatar

Golf, cheerleading, American football, basketball, table tennis (how did it become an Olympic sport?), and curling ( anybody can push a rock across ice)

SuperMouse's avatar

I am incredibly challenged to understand the intricacies and appeal of many spectator sports, chief among them American football. I cannot for the life of me understand how anyone could enjoy something that seems to be a bunch of buff (or to my eyes plain old obese) guys standing around and/or preparing to participate in approximately 20 seconds of action. It is just so incredibly boring.

As a participant I can’t fathom the idea of wanting to run a marathon.

ducky_dnl's avatar

American football and golf. Ugh, can anything get more boring and dumber than those two sports?

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cockswain's avatar

@BoBo1946 I know they have less ego, but there are only so many layups and well-executed bounce passes I can take.

American football is the greatest sport on earth. All you naysayers have incorrect opinions.

ragingloli's avatar

more like a very long infomercial

Jude's avatar

Football, cricket, and NASCAR (make it stop)

Curling on the other hand is awesome.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@jjmah -I had a feeling you might say that! :)

Jude's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille I can’t help it, lol.

Likeradar's avatar

I cannot fathom why someone would make a living getting the shit beat out of them.

WestRiverrat's avatar

Race walking. What is the point?

Hockey is fun to watch if it is live. It is boring on TV.

woodcutter's avatar

it takes a person with a competitive nature to enjoy sports and watching. If one has no concept of competing for what they have then it all will seem pretty pointless.

Trillian's avatar

Wrestling is just plain weird to me. That goes for regular, choreographed WWF and sumo. I also think NASCAR is a pointless waste of time. I simply cannot imagine how anyone feels entertained by any of these. And as @Likeradar says, boxing is also unappealing, and I guess you can add kickboxing to that list.
And let me just say that every few months another boxing match will be advertised for a few days and they’ll say two names that I have never before heard. This happens every single time. As if the previous boxers just vanish into the mist and they keep having to get new guys. Not surprising, considering.
Also, is getting on the back of a really angry cow a sport? Or pissing one off in a bull ring until it’s finally brutally murdered?
How about getting out and running away in front of a whole entire herd of them, with big sharp pointy horns? That I don’t mind that so much, since at least once a run the bulls seem to get their own back. I used to have Senior Chief who used to say; “The stupid shall be pnuished.”

BoBo1946's avatar

@cockswain oh, love football. Buy my season ticket every year. One the things, love to do.

Dewey420's avatar

National Pastime or not, I’d rather watch sport fishing than baseball. Actually I really like sport fishing ya i’d rather watch golf.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@jjmah -What do you put on your french fries?

Jude's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille ketchup.

Stereotypical Canadian response, I know. :)

Dewey420's avatar

I can watch Boxing all day long.

BoBo1946's avatar

@BoBo1946 have season tickets to all the Alabama games and Ole Miss!

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