Athletes Who Aren't Fans of Sports

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Athletes Who Aren't Fans of Sports
Alex Brandon/Associated Press

Sports fans are among the most passionate fans in the world.

They paint their faces. They spend thousands decorating their homes. They rearrange their schedules—and their lives—around important games.

The men and women who actually play sports for a living, then, must be the biggest fans of all—right?

Well, not exactly.

Anthony Rendon of the Washington Nationals got a lot of attention when he recently admitted he thought baseball was boring, but he's not the only athlete who's ever appeared slightly disinterested in his sport.

Some don't find playing fun or enjoyable in any way.

Some love to play but have zero interest in watching.

And then there's Joe DiMaggio, who has a very specific distaste for one sport that seems entirely pleasant and harmless.

Take a look through the following slides to see a few successful athletes who aren't the biggest sports fans after all.

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