Any sport can be boring if you’re not vested in it, if you don’t follow a particular team.....I mean how boring is a baseball game between two teams you don’t care about?
It takes time to learn the teams and players and traditions of the game. I got into the EPL a few years ago, I started learning about the teams and their histories, and now, I follow the EPL more than I do even the NFL. I have since expanded that to Europe, in general, the Italian, and Spanish leagues and the UEFA Champions League.
I couldn't agree more. My favorite sport is basketball, but if the teams are just running up and down the floor playing uncontrolled ball, I won't watch. All sports have to be played correctly to be interesting. However, soccer seems to be the worst for inhibiting skill and denying reward. It's nothing to do with the individual skiil of soccer players, many are very skilled. But when skilled players only get a shot off every other year, their efforts are unrewarded and the game is difficult to watch.