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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
4,700 3,024
American Football is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
American Football

2
4,558 2,879
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Basketball

3
4,072 2,510
Major League Baseball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
mbilhuber added Major League Baseball

4
2,993 2,871
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

5
3,623 2,365
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Soccer

6
1,779 2,166
Boxing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

7
1,350 2,340
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

8
1,365 2,058
Golf is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Golf

9
1,215 1,624
Car Racing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Car Racing

10
1,001 1,280
Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Volleyball

11
950 1,190
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

12
983 1,228
Track and Field is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Track and Field

13
1,016 1,155
Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

14
876 1,129
Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

The Best Current NFL Helmets

15
682 1,003
Skiing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Skiing

16
712 1,037
Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Wrestling

17
650 774
Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
clash1977 added Snowboarding

18
586 893
Softball is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

19
595 888
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Rugby

20
543 873
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Bowling

21
494 849
Surfing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
manio710 added Surfing

The Best Recreational Cars and SUVs

22
439 685
Gymnastic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Gymnastic

23
485 630
Fishing is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

24
394 677
Pool is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Pool

25
361 693
Horse Racing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Horse Racing

26
333 736
Cycling is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

27
343 648
Ultimate Frisbee is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Ultimate Frisbee

28
365 602
Skateboading is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Skateboading

Basketball Teams with the Most Annoying Fans

29
367 475
Kickball is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
muzziac added Kickball

30
285 608
Water polo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

31
363 478
Motocross is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
s98876 added Motocross

32
333 453
X Games is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
X Games

33
345 517
Hunting is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

34
302 627
Cheerleading is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

35
262 407
Target Shooting is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Target Shooting

Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

36
187 465
Roller Skating is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Hormony added Roller Skating

37
185 517
Body Building is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Body Building

38
260 400
Ice Skating is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Ice Skating

39
233 433
Kayaking is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Kayaking

40
208 558
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Cricket

41
166 446
Jogging is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Hormony added Jogging

42
242 231
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
julian-matthias added Table Tennis

The Most Clutch Athletes in Sports Today

43
165 422
Canoeing is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

44
121 441
Fitness Competition is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Hormony added Fitness Competition

45
216 372
Motorcycle racing is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
clash1977 added Motorcycle racing

46
173 387
Figure skating is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

47
214 345
Rodeo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Rodeo

48
204 344
Darts is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
PaulScanlon added Darts

49
183 363
Rugby League is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
MatthewGill added Rugby League

50
200 332
Fencing is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America