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The Most Popular Sports In America  

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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. 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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American Football is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Sports In America
American Football
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Basketball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Sports In America
Basketball
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Major League Baseball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Sports In America
mbilhuber added Major League Baseball
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Soccer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Sports In America
Soccer
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Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Sports In America
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Boxing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Sports In America
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Golf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Sports In America
Golf
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Car Racing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Sports In America
Car Racing
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Tennis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Sports In America
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Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Sports In America
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Swimming is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Sports In America
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Track and Field is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Sports In America
Track and Field
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Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Sports In America
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Skiing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Sports In America
Skiing
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Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Sports In America
clash1977 added
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Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Sports In America
Wrestling
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Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Sports In America
Volleyball
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Softball is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Sports In America
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Surfing is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Sports In America
manio710 added
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Gymnastic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Sports In America
Gymnastic
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Rugby is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Sports In America
Rugby
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Bowling is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Sports In America
Bowling
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Pool is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Sports In America
Pool
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Skateboading is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Sports In America
Skateboading
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Fishing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Sports In America