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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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2,441 1,438
American Football is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
American Football

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2
2,337 1,484
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Basketball

3
2,061 1,208
Major League Baseball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
mbilhuber added Major League Baseball

4
1,528 1,479
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

5
1,839 1,275
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Soccer

6
864 1,059
Boxing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

7
672 1,137
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

8
706 1,058
Golf is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Golf

9
650 875
Car Racing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Car Racing

10
567 663
Track and Field is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Track and Field

11
475 594
Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Volleyball

12
503 601
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

13
558 578
Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

14
463 595
Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

15
357 543
Skiing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Skiing

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16
374 540
Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Wrestling

17
295 442
Softball is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

18
293 387
Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
clash1977 added Snowboarding

19
326 438
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Rugby

20
244 419
Surfing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
manio710 added Surfing

21
270 460
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Bowling

22
236 334
Gymnastic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Gymnastic

23
214 352
Pool is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Pool

24
247 320
Fishing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

25
199 403
Cycling is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

26
217 368
Horse Racing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Horse Racing

27
189 352
Ultimate Frisbee is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Ultimate Frisbee

28
205 318
Skateboading is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Skateboading

29
151 331
Water polo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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184 233
Kickball is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
muzziac added Kickball

31
192 242
Motocross is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
s98876 added Motocross

32
178 215
X Games is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
X Games

33
164 337
Cheerleading is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

34
183 268
Hunting is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

35
100 276
Body Building is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Body Building

36
95 232
Roller Skating is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Hormony added Roller Skating

37
130 222
Kayaking is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Kayaking

38
89 229
Jogging is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Hormony added Jogging

39
138 202
Ice Skating is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Ice Skating

40
109 324
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Cricket

41
132 218
Target Shooting is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Target Shooting

42
95 220
Canoeing is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

43
61 232
Fitness Competition is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Hormony added Fitness Competition

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95 197
Figure skating is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

45
121 173
Rodeo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Rodeo

46
120 195
Motorcycle racing is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
clash1977 added Motorcycle racing

47
100 185
Rugby League is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
MatthewGill added Rugby League

48
103 166
Darts is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
PaulScanlon added Darts

49
97 90
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
julian-matthias added Table Tennis

50
101 174
Fencing is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America