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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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1
4,607 2,974
American Football is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
American Football

2
4,473 2,839
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Basketball

3
3,980 2,472
Major League Baseball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
mbilhuber added Major League Baseball

4
2,937 2,813
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

5
3,554 2,320
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Soccer

6
1,740 2,125
Boxing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

7
1,322 2,296
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

8
1,332 2,019
Golf is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Golf

9
1,197 1,599
Car Racing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Car Racing

10
983 1,256
Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Volleyball

11
936 1,163
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

12
966 1,206
Track and Field is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Track and Field

13
993 1,131
Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

14
860 1,109
Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

The Best Current NFL Helmets

15
666 987
Skiing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Skiing

16
637 756
Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
clash1977 added Snowboarding

17
696 1,015
Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Wrestling

18
575 873
Softball is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

19
582 871
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Rugby

20
488 833
Surfing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
manio710 added Surfing

21
531 856
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Bowling

The Best Dogs for Allergies

22
435 675
Gymnastic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Gymnastic

23
478 623
Fishing is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

24
392 667
Pool is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Pool

25
357 686
Horse Racing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Horse Racing

26
329 727
Cycling is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

27
337 641
Ultimate Frisbee is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Ultimate Frisbee

28
362 594
Skateboading is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Skateboading

Basketball Teams with the Most Annoying Fans

29
363 468
Kickball is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
muzziac added Kickball

30
282 600
Water polo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

31
358 469
Motocross is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
s98876 added Motocross

32
329 445
X Games is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
X Games

33
301 617
Cheerleading is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

34
340 509
Hunting is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

35
260 399
Target Shooting is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Target Shooting

The Greatest (Real) Bill Murray Stories Ever Told

36
186 455
Roller Skating is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Hormony added Roller Skating

37
258 392
Ice Skating is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Ice Skating

38
182 508
Body Building is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Body Building

39
231 424
Kayaking is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Kayaking

40
205 552
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Cricket

41
164 439
Jogging is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Hormony added Jogging

42
237 227
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
julian-matthias added Table Tennis

Cities with the Best Sports Teams

43
162 416
Canoeing is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

44
119 434
Fitness Competition is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Hormony added Fitness Competition

45
214 366
Motorcycle racing is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
clash1977 added Motorcycle racing

46
211 338
Rodeo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Rodeo

47
170 381
Figure skating is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

48
204 335
Darts is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
PaulScanlon added Darts

49
181 357
Rugby League is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
MatthewGill added Rugby League

50
198 325
Fencing is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America