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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.
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1,699 937
American Football is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
American Football

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2
1,534 1,069
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Basketball

3
1,430 848
Major League Baseball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
mbilhuber added Major League Baseball

4
1,053 1,041
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

5
1,365 903
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Soccer

6
598 746
Boxing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

7
497 781
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

8
504 729
Golf is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Golf

9
515 683
Car Racing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Car Racing

10
416 400
Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

11
375 436
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

12
346 420
Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Volleyball

13
432 510
Track and Field is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Track and Field

14
334 430
Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

15
283 392
Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Wrestling

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258 424
Skiing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Skiing

17
206 325
Softball is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

18
209 273
Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
clash1977 added Snowboarding

19
247 324
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Rugby

20
183 294
Surfing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
manio710 added Surfing

21
199 341
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Bowling

22
170 245
Gymnastic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Gymnastic

23
161 260
Pool is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Pool

24
162 219
Skateboading is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Skateboading

25
149 313
Cycling is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

26
166 273
Horse Racing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Horse Racing

27
176 226
Fishing is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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139 259
Ultimate Frisbee is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Ultimate Frisbee

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115 244
Water polo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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130 245
Cheerleading is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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124 144
X Games is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
X Games

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128 165
Kickball is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
muzziac added Kickball

33
141 191
Hunting is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

34
137 177
Motocross is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
s98876 added Motocross

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89 249
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Cricket

36
79 207
Body Building is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Body Building

37
72 169
Roller Skating is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Hormony added Roller Skating

38
98 166
Kayaking is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Kayaking

39
67 166
Jogging is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Hormony added Jogging

40
98 162
Target Shooting is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Target Shooting

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46 168
Fitness Competition is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Hormony added Fitness Competition

42
95 155
Ice Skating is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Ice Skating

43
71 166
Canoeing is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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44
73 141
Figure skating is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

45
88 146
Motorcycle racing is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
clash1977 added Motorcycle racing

46
71 135
Rugby League is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
MatthewGill added Rugby League

47
88 125
Rodeo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Rodeo

48
80 116
Fencing is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

49
77 111
Darts is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
PaulScanlon added Darts

50
55 116
Skeet Shooting is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Skeet Shooting