American football, known as Tart’s Rugby in the UK. (No offence to any tarts who may be reading).
It’s not the game itself that is boring, it’s all the stoppages.
Seven seconds of play, cut to a TV commercial.
Nine seconds of play, change half the team because you’re now defending instead of attacking.
Five seconds of play, swap the other half of the team.
Twelve seconds of play, bring on a completely different player just to kick the ball, then take them off again.
Fifteen minutes, stop again for the players to have a nap because, “they’re tired”. Repeat and rinse three more times.
… and why oh why is a touchdown called a touchdown, when the ball isn’t actually touched down?
Then there’s test cricket. Six days and it can still end in a draw.
I find all sports boring. Groups of people, involved with balls or wheels, wear silly clothes, plaster their surroundings and their silly clothes with advertisements, try not to look stupid in a helmet with more advertisements on it, perform an invented something that is (and will always be) pointless and unnecessary in front of crowds and cameras, and get mindless amounts of money for doing it all. Because sport is all about totally manufactured and time-wasting rituals, it results in nothing important, and has a jolly high turnover in public yawns, and channel-changing!
Unfortunately two of my three kids were sports mad so the weekend was a logistical nightmare getting them to and from their games, my daughter played netball and soccer while my son played rugby league and AFL.
You could bet that their games would be at opposite ends of the Illawarra. I was glad when he took up surfing because he could take the bus or train.
If you wear not very much clothing, if that clothing is trying to sell you something, if you get exhausted and sweaty and a whole crowd of people cheer you on, then it might, one day, be accepted as a sport.
Darts and Snooker became “Sports” when a person could earn big bucks doing it, then, the TV companies slapped these events on the “Sports” channel because they did not want to create a separate “Games” channel.