From there, we got on a tangent about the other sports that don't lend themselves to radio. Here's the list we came up with:
- Cricket (though, admittedly, this might be somewhat like baseball, and I listen to baseball on radio all the time)
- The Tour de France (though I offered that Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen might be able to pull this off)
- Cheerleading (yes, some people consider it a sport, and after watching an episode of Sport Science on TV last week showing that the impact of a cheerleader dropping to the ground from a high stunt is greater than someone being tackled by an NFL player, I'm inclined to agree)
We also noted that "mime" would be a terrible thing to experience on radio, even if it's not a sport (and even if it had play-by-play: "He's making a little box!").
So what did we forget? Any other sports that would translate badly to radio? Post them in the comments.