Top 20 Most Boring Superstars in Sports

The sports world is full of characters and personalities that make headlines on and off the field, in the arena and in the entertainment world. Look no further than the recent Super Bowl, one of the biggest sporting events in the world, to see Marshawn Lynch, Rob Gronkowski, and Richard Sherman. They are all great athletes and players but ones who also attract attention away from the game for various reasons.

Whatever your feelings for those guys, it cannot be debated that they are both talented and interesting characters. That is, they are not boring. For many stars, it’s important to have a known attitude or personality, to dabble in others arenas of pop culture, and essentially make a brand for them.

Now, sometimes sports stars also get themselves involved in bad things, which makes them interesting in another way and drives headlines. Alex Rodriguez, for example, was once among the great recent baseball players, but has attracted all sorts of attention away from the diamond. He’s not liked by many, but he’s certainly not a boring story.

It’s great that we have impressive athletes like Kobe Bryant, Bryce Harper, Alex Ovechkin, among others, who entertain in the game and out of competition. However, there are those stars that are quieter, more media savvy, and more careful with what is known about them and what they say. Simply, some superstar athletes don’t attract attention, good or bad, and are in fact only interesting when they are playing the game.

Here is a list of those that aren’t like Sherman or Gronkowski. They are those who are great at their sport and  do what they have to do when talking to the media, but then stay out of the spotlight. Here are the most boring superstars in sports today.

20 20. Joe Flacco

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19 19. Andre Johnson

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18 18. Dwyane Wade

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17 17. Phil Mickelson

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16 16. Lennox Lewis

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15 15. Jimmie Johnson

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14 14. Henrik and Daniel Sedin

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13 13. Landon Donovan

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12 12. Joey Votto

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11 11. Candace Parker

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10 10. Eli Manning

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9 9. Stephen Strasburg

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8 8. Lionel Messi

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7 7. Tim Duncan

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6 6. Mariano Rivera

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5 5. Andrew Luck

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4 4. Roger Federer

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3 3. Reggie Wayne

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2 2. Derek Jeter

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1 1. Sidney Crosby

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The Nova Scotian is among the greatest hockey players of all time, and when he finally hangs up the skates, that will be without doubt. He has a Stanley Cup ring and two Olympic Gold Medals, he’s a two-time MVP and he’s only 27-years-old, which means he may have more than 10 years left in the league. For all his greatness, Crosby does and says nothing. Well, he does say things, but they are so innocuous, so humdrum, that it doesn’t matter. He is the consummate sportsman and teammate, a leader on and off the ice. Maybe it’s because it’s hockey and they tend to have fewer egos, or maybe it's because Crosby is Canadian that he’s so polite, but the superstar is the most boring superstar player around.

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