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So, quick hit finds YouGov being a UK based website company, so really no surprise in the answers given here and the sports mentioned. I'm sure that for most of us we wouldn't place golf as boring, but to a wide swath of UK viewers they might. Personally, I find every sport on there exciting save for cycling, and maybe snooker, but I love weird sports. I didn't watch the NFL this weekend to watch Skiing Aerials and World Cup luge and skeleton, so to each their own I guess.

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Me too, but I was raised in a blue collar family, not a white collar family. Rugby League is played buy the "working class" while Rugby Union is more played by the University crowd.

Lol as a yank I have no idea what the difference is so was just poking fun at the UK bias of their "poll". Thanks to you I honest to God learned something in this thread, which I definitely didn't expect!

 

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Clickbait title, post count of 2, watermarks on pics, site logo for profile picture. Yep, solid self-promotion.

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This thread is nothing more than advertising/spam

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Clickbait title, post count of 2, watermarks on pics, site logo for profile picture. Yep, solid self-promotion.

Thanks for pointing that out. I had missed it since I was more intent on the graph

 

 

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Even though it was obviously spam/ advertising, I don't think it changes the fact that it was fun to debate and discuss.

 

Just like when a spammy rant about an aspiring pro that wanted to bend irons 10* strong turned into a 4 page thread.

 

 

It's fun to talk about silly things. This is the winter after all. [emoji14][emoji944]❄️☃️

 

 

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I can understand why those that don't play the game finding watching the professional golfers somewhat boring.   However, if they were to televise my buds and I playing, it probably would do well on the Comedy Channel and would be entertaining.   

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Fine by me. I go to escape reality for a short while. If that's boring then call me boring.

 

 

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I thought snooker was a card game?

 

 

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Personally I have always found Rugby Union much more boring than Rugby League. Don't even get me started on snooker!

 

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Me too, but I was raised in a blue collar family, not a white collar family. Rugby League is played buy the "working class" while Rugby Union is more played by the University crowd.

 

Awe, come on- there is nothing like a good Union Match- League is just a bunch of whiny blokes who demand payment, and prefer stoppages to catch their breath.  And besides, Union players are better looking!!  just look at us!

As far as the poll goes, I am surprised there was no curling, no Hurling, and no Lacrosse- clearly not a valid poll!!! B)

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Curling - now there's an exciting 'sport' - [emoji23]

 

 

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I thought snooker was a card game?

 

 

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Lol it's the game that looks like billiards to us but with all red balls. I have no earthly idea how it's played

 

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Lol it's the game that looks like billiards to us but with all red balls. I have no earthly idea how it's played

 

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Snooker is way more complicated than normal 8 ball. It confuses me [emoji39]

 

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Lol it's the game that looks like billiards to us but with all red balls. I have no earthly idea how it's played

 

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Yeah, then the table is enormous and the goal isn't even to make all the balls like regular pool.

 

 

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Curling - now there's an exciting 'sport' - [emoji23]

 

 

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Tony, I'll have you know that I'm looking for jobs in areas with curling clubs because I want it to be my winter sport when golf season is over. I love and understand Curling and will not people have besmerch its name. 😎

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I believe golf is boring to people who don't play and so they don't realize the challenge of taking a 4 foot extension of your arms with a club, hit a ball and expect it 2 fall close to your target whether it be 20 yards or 200 yards. And that that's a difficult feat even for a person with a gun.

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I never realized how difficult it was until I stated playing a few years ago.

 

 

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Ok. My list puts tennis and basketball at the bottom.

 

 

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Any of you guys ever watch darts? Yeah, me neither... it's not on TV.

 

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Actually darts is on right now on 11SportsHD but I passed it by to watch Casino. I would have watched but the National Cornhole Championships I watched last week are still too fresh in my mind to watch darts.

 

 

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I have always found that some sports just simply don't translate to some people. If you are a non golfer I think it can be hard to appreciate what professionals do so routinely.  You add in the monotone commentating and the subdued environment and it isn't something that draws people in necessarily.  But when you get a taste for the game and appreciate the intricacies and nuance of the sport it can be down right addicting.  Especially when someone is putting on a display of great shot making or two competitors are going back and forth it is an absolute thing of beauty. Unfortunately in a day and age where our lives are filled with constant stimulation it is not surprising at all that people would rate golf low on excitement.  But, I can't really take this survey too seriously, some pretty major sports are not even on the list.

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