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

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2
1,552 1,085
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Basketball

3
1,444 859
Major League Baseball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
mbilhuber added Major League Baseball

4
1,065 1,052
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

5
1,380 913
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Soccer

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607 752
Boxing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

7
506 788
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

8
514 734
Golf is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Golf

9
520 691
Car Racing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Car Racing

10
353 423
Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Volleyball

11
420 406
Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

12
378 442
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

13
437 514
Track and Field is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Track and Field

14
337 435
Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

15
284 396
Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Wrestling

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259 429
Skiing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Skiing

17
210 325
Softball is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

18
211 275
Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
clash1977 added Snowboarding

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247 329
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Rugby

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185 297
Surfing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
manio710 added Surfing

21
201 344
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Bowling

22
172 247
Gymnastic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Gymnastic

23
164 261
Pool is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Pool

24
163 223
Skateboading is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Skateboading

25
151 316
Cycling is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

26
167 276
Horse Racing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Horse Racing

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177 230
Fishing is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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141 261
Ultimate Frisbee is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Ultimate Frisbee

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116 245
Water polo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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132 246
Cheerleading is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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126 145
X Games is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
X Games

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130 165
Kickball is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
muzziac added Kickball

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142 192
Hunting is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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139 178
Motocross is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
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89 251
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Cricket

36
73 171
Roller Skating is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Hormony added Roller Skating

37
79 209
Body Building is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Body Building

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100 167
Kayaking is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Kayaking

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69 168
Jogging is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Hormony added Jogging

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100 163
Target Shooting is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Target Shooting

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46 170
Fitness Competition is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
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95 157
Ice Skating is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Ice Skating

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71 168
Canoeing is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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73 143
Figure skating is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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89 148
Motorcycle racing is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
clash1977 added Motorcycle racing

46
79 111
Darts is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
PaulScanlon added Darts

47
71 137
Rugby League is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
MatthewGill added Rugby League

48
81 117
Fencing is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

49
88 127
Rodeo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Rodeo

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56 117
Skeet Shooting is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Skeet Shooting