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List Rules 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.

1
8,460 5,462
American Football is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
American Football

2
8,148 5,104
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Basketball

3
7,306 4,556
Major League Baseball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
mbilhuber added Major League Baseball

4
5,288 5,125
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

5
6,521 4,123
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Soccer

6
3,161 3,867
Boxing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

7
2,623 3,663
Golf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Golf

8
2,447 3,960
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

9
1,914 2,531
Car Racing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Car Racing

10
1,563 1,928
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

11
1,623 2,094
Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Volleyball

12
1,576 1,918
Track and Field is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Track and Field

13
1,665 1,844
Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

14
1,081 1,632
Skiing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Skiing

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15
1,360 1,844
Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

16
1,065 1,348
Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
clash1977 added Snowboarding

17
1,010 1,478
Softball is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

18
1,075 1,704
Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Wrestling

19
926 1,494
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Rugby

20
803 1,451
Surfing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
manio710 added Surfing

21
853 1,502
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Bowling

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22
708 1,120
Gymnastic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Gymnastic

23
614 1,098
Pool is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Pool

24
738 1,057
Fishing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

25
573 1,105
Horse Racing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Horse Racing

26
509 1,143
Cycling is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

27
528 1,040
Ultimate Frisbee is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Ultimate Frisbee

28
556 976
Skateboading is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Skateboading

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29
424 987
Water polo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

30
569 800
Motocross is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
s98876 added Motocross

31
563 830
Kickball is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
muzziac added Kickball

32
538 762
X Games is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
X Games

33
467 1,007
Cheerleading is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

34
528 856
Hunting is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

35
313 877
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Cricket

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36
347 678
Kayaking is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Kayaking

37
390 647
Ice Skating is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Ice Skating

38
381 672
Target Shooting is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Target Shooting

39
271 818
Body Building is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Body Building

40
275 741
Roller Skating is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Hormony added Roller Skating

41
255 716
Jogging is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Hormony added Jogging

42
337 583
Motorcycle racing is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
clash1977 added Motorcycle racing

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43
244 668
Canoeing is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

44
386 434
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

45
271 618
Figure skating is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

46
332 572
Rodeo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Rodeo

47
307 534
Fencing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

48
180 704
Fitness Competition is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Hormony added Fitness Competition

49
270 575
Rugby League is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
MatthewGill added Rugby League

50
302 560
Darts is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
PaulScanlon added Darts