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The Most Popular Sports In America

Updated October 8, 2019 271k votes 38.2k voters 354.8k views63 items

List RulesVote 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. 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 sport that has a worldwide reach. Becoming almost as globally relevant as soccer, basketball and the NBA in particular have turned the game from a 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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    956
    1,508
    muzziac added

    Kickball

  • 27
    428
    603
    Minghui Liu added

    Chess

  • 28
    1,433
    2,501

    Bowling

  • 29
    487
    735
  • 30
    1,046
    1,761

    Skateboading

  • 31
    898
    1,510
  • 32
    1,357
    2,568
    manio710 added

    Surfing

  • 33
    624
    1,056

    Rodeo

  • 34
    681
    1,176

    Ice Skating

  • 35
    1,084
    1,992

    Pool

  • 36
    659
    1,189

    Target Shooting

  • 37
    1,009
    1,924

    Horse Racing

  • 38
    591
    1,055
    clash1977 added

    Motorcycle racing

  • 39
    395
    713

    Badminton

  • 40
    901
    1,871

    Ultimate

  • 41
    895
    1,912
  • 42
    516
    968
    PaulScanlon added

    Darts

  • 43
    381
    707

    Karate

  • 44
  • 45
    389
    766
  • 46
    808
    1,777
  • 47
    491
    966
  • 48
    625
    1,235

    Kayaking

  • 49
    753
    1,704
  • 50
    421
    932

    Dance