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

    94
  2. 2
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    Down 33

    Baseball

    84
  3. 3
    Up 55
    Down 28

    most listed
    Ice Hockey

    84
  4. 4
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    Down 33

    Basketball

    72
  5. 5
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    Down 38
    69
  6. 6
    Up 33
    Down 38

    Volleyball

    69
  7. 7
    Up 41
    Down 33

    Soccer

    65
  8. 8
    Up 34
    Down 35

    Golf

    58
  9. 9
    Up 24
    Down 28

    Track and Field

    55
  10. 10
    Up 24
    Down 31
    54
  11. 11
    Up 30
    Down 33

    Car Racing

    51
  12. 12
    Up 26
    Down 41

    Horse Racing

    50
  13. 13
    Up 29
    Down 35

    Bowling

    49
  14. 14
    Up 18
    Down 38

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Cycling

    47
  15. 15
    Up 11
    Down 26

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Skiing

    46
  16. 16
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    45
  17. 17
    Up 29
    Down 27

    Wrestling

    45
  18. 18
    Up 27
    Down 24

    ranked low on reranks
    Boxing

    44
  19. 19
    Up 24
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    41
  20. 20
    Up 11
    Down 24
    40
  21. 21
    Up 14
    Down 27

    Rugby

    40
  22. 22
    Up 15
    Down 8

    new! Fishing

    40
  23. 23
    Up 11
    Down 25

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ultimate Frisbee

    39
  24. 24
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    35
  25. 25
    Up 12
    Down 14
    34
  26. 26
    Up 6
    Down 14
    34
  27. 27
    Up 9
    Down 12

    Pool

    33
  28. 28
    Up 7
    Down 27

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Cricket

    33
  29. 29
    Up 8
    Down 15
    No image
    31
    added by: clash1977
  30. 30
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    31
  31. 31
    Up 9
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    Gymnastic

    31
  32. 32
    Up 7
    Down 14

    Target Shooting

    30
  33. 33
    Up 6
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    No image
    29
    added by: clash1977
  34. 34
    Up 5
    Down 20

    Racquetball

    28
  35. 35
    Up 6
    Down 15

    Ice Skating

    27
  36. 36
    Up 5
    Down 15

    Body Building

    26
  37. 37
    Up 4
    Down 21

    Kayaking

    25
  38. 38
    Up 3
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    25
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