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Most boring sport to cover

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Beef03, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Then you have not seen GOOD field hockey.
  2. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    Fortunately, I haven't had to cover a lot of fringe sports, though the local high school just added bowling. Can't think of anything I'd rather cover less than bowling.

    For what I've covered, I hate rodeo. But if I ever was assigned to cover either hunting or poker, I would shoot myself, because neither is a sport.

    That said, high school wrestling bores me to tears. If they would switch to submission style, now that I would cover.
  3. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    1. Baseball (LOVE it, just not at the prep level...too damn long)
    2. Soccer
    3. Cross Country
    4. Bad girls softball
    5. Wrestling (Just not my cup of tea -- the singlets don't help)

    Glad we don't have tennis and swimming around here...
  4. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    High school swimming, no question. Nothing's easier, but it's long and boring, there's nowhere comfortable to watch and it's hot as balls typically. I did a hs gymnastics meet once. I felt like a predator and the girls were a little out of sorts being interviewed my a guy. There's a reason a middle-aged woman typically does it at said paper.
  5. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Well-Known Member


    Covered a girls game in the dead of January that was 4-2 at halftime -- pretty much sealed it for me.
  6. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Wrestling dual meets aren't that bad. It's those damn day long tournaments where you have six mats going at once that get boring.
  7. Shifty Squid

    Shifty Squid Member

    This is a really good point about swimming that I forgot to mention previously, about why I put high school swimming at the top of my list.

    What the hell do you, or the swimmer, write about a race? You can't tell what they're doing under the water and, even if you could, what would it be? They jumped in the pool, and one of them finished first. That's about it, as far as I can tell. Unless there are two really good swimmers who have a heated duel the entire way, there's just not much to say.

    You could say much the same thing about high school track, but I think track meets are great places for mining stories. That's why I like those. It's way too loud, hot, wet and crowded at a swim meet to put much of anything together.
  8. WSKY

    WSKY Member

    High school girls hoops in most western states — thanks god I'll won't ever have to do it ever again at my current job.
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