The Most Popular Sports in America Anything
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The Most Popular Sports in America

List Criteria: Vote up any sport you think is a favorite in the US

For the past century, sports have become an important part of American culture. Many of the most popular sports in the world have been American games. A fair number of Americans either participate or follow sports. Children play sports to meet other kids their own age and they teach important tactics, like teamwork, which helps people later on in life. Football, not to be confused with European football or soccer, is one of the most popular American sports. Unlike other sports, football is generally played on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, which allows players and fans time to enjoy and get excited about the games. Since there are only a limited number of football games (depending on the level you're watching), these game are some of the most exciting to watch. The Super Bowl is always the most watched sporting event in the United States, drawing nearly 100 million people to their TVs to watch an event that's distinctly American.

Basketball is another popular American that has a worldwide reach. Becoming almost as globally relevant as soccer, basketball and the NBA in particular have turned the game into semi-popular American sport into a game people across the globe love to play.

Vote for the game you think is the Most Popular American Sport on this Ultimate List. If you see a sport that isn't on the list and should be added, feel free to.
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    the people's #1
    American Football

    100
  2. 2
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    Down 30

    Baseball

    93
  3. 3
    Up 51
    Down 26

    most listed
    Ice Hockey

    92
  4. 4
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    Down 30

    Basketball

    85
  5. 5
    Up 31
    Down 34
    77
  6. 6
    Up 37
    Down 31

    Soccer

    77
  7. 7
    Up 32
    Down 35

    Volleyball

    77
  8. 8
    Up 32
    Down 33

    Golf

    68
  9. 9
    Up 23
    Down 25

    Track and Field

    66
  10. 10
    Up 24
    Down 29
    65
  11. 11
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    Car Racing

    63
  12. 12
    Up 28
    Down 33

    Bowling

    61
  13. 13
    Up 25
    Down 38

    Horse Racing

    59
  14. 14
    Up 17
    Down 36

    often listed
    Cycling

    56
  15. 15
    Up 28
    Down 25

    ranked low on reranks
    Wrestling

    55
  16. 16
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Skiing

    55
  17. 17
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    54
  18. 18
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    52
  19. 19
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    51
  20. 20
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Softball

    50
  21. 21
    Up 15
    Down 6

    new! Fishing

    49
  22. 22
    Up 12
    Down 25

    Rugby

    46
  23. 23
    Up 10
    Down 25

    Ultimate Frisbee

    46
  24. 24
    Up 12
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    ranked low on reranks
    Hunting

    42
  25. 25
    Up 13
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    41
  26. 26
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    No image
    40
    added by: clash1977
  27. 27
    Up 5
    Down 14
    39
  28. 28
    Up 9
    Down 12

    Pool

    38
  29. 29
    Up 6
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    No image
    38
    added by: clash1977
  30. 30
    Up 10
    Down 16
    37
  31. 31
    Up 8
    Down 16

    Gymnastic

    36
  32. 32
    Up 5
    Down 27

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Cricket

    35
  33. 33
    Up 7
    Down 14

    Target Shooting

    35
  34. 34
    Up 5
    Down 20

    Racquetball

    32
  35. 35
    Up 5
    Down 15

    Body Building

    30
  36. 36
    Up 3
    Down 19
    30
  37. 37
    Up 6
    Down 15

    Ice Skating

    30
  38. 38
    Up 4
    Down 21

    Kayaking

    29
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