8 Jul 2007 08:33 UTCSun 8 Jul 2007 - 8:33 am UTC
Television Stations here in the UK appear to believe that Darts (!!!), Snooker (!!!), Tennis (!!!), Soccer (!!!), Cricket (!!!), Cycling (!!!), Athletics (!!!), Horse and Motor Racing (!!!) etc., etc. make great viewing.
But which is the MOST BORING?
Scientific evidence and Personal Experience are both welcome.
YouTube links showing Myoarin in his boat; Mark in his Yacht; or Halistrom Sumo Wrestling are better avoided ...
Please let's keep this one friendly.
8 Jul 2007 11:29 UTCSun 8 Jul 2007 - 11:29 am UTC
As always in questions like this, it is good to first go to the dictionary to make sure we are all on the same page. I will allow Merriam-Webster to do the honors this time.
"boring: causing boredom : TIRESOME <a boring lecture> "
Hmmm, not quite enough. Let's delve deeper:
"boredom: the state of being weary and restless through lack of interest"
By careful application of transitive relation, we can rephrase your in more neutral terms as follows:
"Which spectator sport is most likely to cause the state of being weary and restless through lack of interest?"
The problem is that everyone has their own opinion about what is interesting and what is not. So to get an clear, unbiased idea of what is the overall least interesting spectator sport, let us use the great oracle Google to find the objective answer:
Well, Google has made things easy for us. In all of the various kooks and grannies of the Internet, there is apparently only one site which has ever talked about the "least interesting spectator sport"
Cutting to the chase, we find our answer courtesy of "hiponion":
"i just can't see the appeal of car racing at all. except rally racing, i mean, that has a point. you're going from point a to point b, and seeing who can do it the fastest. that's a challenge and involves skill and isn't on an incredibly flat track.
going round and round the same track taking 0.0001 of a second off people every lap is just boring as bats**t. it has to be the least interesting spectator sport ever. at least in rallies they're going somewhere though."
So now we have it! The most boring spectator sport is one involving cars going round in a single enclosed loop. This narrows things down to Indy Car racing and Stock Car racing. Since Indy cars go faster, and occasionally run on more intricate road/street courses, I feel comfortable in stating that Stock Car racing is the MOST BORING spectator sport in the world!
8 Jul 2007 11:33 UTCSun 8 Jul 2007 - 11:33 am UTC
Here is some stock footage of stock car racing to w you to experience the boredom firsthand:
8 Jul 2007 21:18 UTCSun 8 Jul 2007 - 9:18 pm UTC
Many thanks, Halistrom, BUT ...
I must question your use of 'the great oracle
Google to find the objective answer' ...
Whatever Google is, it ain't 'the great oracle' ... THAT title belongs to Pinkfreud!
And it ain't 'objective' 'cos I know of hundreds of examples where it is TOTALLY WRONG!
Many thanks Palitoy ... Great to see you again ... It must have been MONTHS since you last appeared.
Many thanks, Myo & Mark for your thoughts. In future I shall refer to you as M&M, if that's OK?
8 Jul 2007 21:53 UTCSun 8 Jul 2007 - 9:53 pm UTC
With all due respect to yourself and pinkfreud, there is not a single recorded occurrence of the phrase "the great oracle pinkfreud" in all of the known World Wide Web...until now, of course.
With regards to the preposterous idea that Google is ever wrong, let me remind you that it would be evil for Google to knowingly provide us with a wrong answer...but as we all know, Google is incapable of evil! In fact, its whole existance is built on the philosophy of _not_ doing evil!
So if Google has ever wronged you in any way, rest assured that it is not Google's fault. It is the fault of the evil doers, who will be brought to justice by the noble President George Bush any day now. Or perhaps the fault of yacht racing fans, hoping to throw people off the trail of their own sport (who will NOT be brought to justice by the noble President George Bush any day now)