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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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American Football is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
American Football

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1,150 796
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Basketball

3
1,027 688
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Soccer

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815 813
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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1,033 645
Major League Baseball is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
mbilhuber added Major League Baseball

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446 592
Boxing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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376 609
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

8
405 581
Golf is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Golf

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418 547
Car Racing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Car Racing

10
363 414
Track and Field is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Track and Field

11
324 300
Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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296 356
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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267 342
Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Volleyball

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270 334
Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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230 338
Skiing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Skiing

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229 314
Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Wrestling

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207 253
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Rugby

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155 222
Surfing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
manio710 added Surfing

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169 220
Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
clash1977 added Snowboarding

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164 262
Softball is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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169 272
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Bowling

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136 196
Gymnastic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Gymnastic

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134 259
Cycling is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

24
134 212
Pool is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Pool

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132 173
Skateboading is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Skateboading

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142 220
Horse Racing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Horse Racing

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140 187
Fishing is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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109 214
Ultimate Frisbee is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Ultimate Frisbee

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99 196
Water polo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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103 124
Kickball is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
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115 140
Motocross is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
s98876 added Motocross

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105 200
Cheerleading is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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117 154
Hunting is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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96 110
X Games is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
X Games

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62 134
Roller Skating is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Hormony added Roller Skating

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79 209
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Cricket

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59 134
Jogging is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Hormony added Jogging

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67 180
Body Building is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Body Building

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84 141
Kayaking is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Kayaking

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87 135
Target Shooting is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Target Shooting

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41 137
Fitness Competition is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Hormony added Fitness Competition

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61 113
Figure skating is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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61 142
Canoeing is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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66 108
Rugby League is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
MatthewGill added Rugby League

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79 97
Rodeo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Rodeo

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78 134
Ice Skating is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Ice Skating

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39 109
Aerobics is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Hormony added Aerobics

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76 125
Motorcycle racing is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
clash1977 added Motorcycle racing

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67 95
Fencing is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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39 90
Roller Derby is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Hormony added Roller Derby