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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  1. 1
    Up 74
    Down 27

    the people's #1
    American Football

    95
  2. 2
    Up 59
    Down 31

    Baseball

    85
  3. 3
    Up 53
    Down 26

    most listed
    Ice Hockey

    85
  4. 4
    Up 59
    Down 31

    Basketball

    72
  5. 5
    Up 32
    Down 36

    Volleyball

    69
  6. 6
    Up 31
    Down 36
    69
  7. 7
    Up 39
    Down 31

    Soccer

    65
  8. 8
    Up 32
    Down 34

    Golf

    58
  9. 9
    Up 24
    Down 26

    Track and Field

    56
  10. 10
    Up 24
    Down 30
    55
  11. 11
    Up 30
    Down 32

    Car Racing

    51
  12. 12
    Up 25
    Down 40

    Horse Racing

    50
  13. 13
    Up 29
    Down 34

    Bowling

    50
  14. 14
    Up 18
    Down 37

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Cycling

    48
  15. 15
    Up 11
    Down 25

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Skiing

    47
  16. 16
    Up 24
    Down 31
    47
  17. 17
    Up 29
    Down 25

    ranked low on reranks
    Wrestling

    46
  18. 18
    Up 26
    Down 23
    45
  19. 19
    Up 24
    Down 29
    42
  20. 20
    Up 14
    Down 25

    Rugby

    42
  21. 21
    Up 11
    Down 24
    41
  22. 22
    Up 15
    Down 8

    new! Fishing

    40
  23. 23
    Up 11
    Down 25

    Ultimate Frisbee

    40
  24. 24
    Up 12
    Down 13

    ranked low on reranks
    Hunting

    35
  25. 25
    Up 13
    Down 25
    35
  26. 26
    Up 6
    Down 14
    35
  27. 27
    Up 7
    Down 27

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Cricket

    33
  28. 28
    Up 9
    Down 12

    Pool

    33
  29. 29
    Up 10
    Down 16
    32
  30. 30
    Up 8
    Down 15
    No image
    31
    added by: clash1977
  31. 31
    Up 9
    Down 16

    Gymnastic

    31
  32. 32
    Up 7
    Down 14

    Target Shooting

    30
  33. 33
    Up 6
    Down 15
    No image
    29
    added by: clash1977
  34. 34
    Up 5
    Down 20

    Racquetball

    29
  35. 35
    Up 6
    Down 15

    Ice Skating

    28
  36. 36
    Up 5
    Down 15

    Body Building

    27
  37. 37
    Up 4
    Down 21

    Kayaking

    26
  38. 38
    Up 3
    Down 19
    25
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