sports Sports That Deserve More Fans  

The Round Mound
Originally by
14.4k votes 1.6k voters 59.4k views 67 items Embed

List Rules Non-mainstream sports only

Sports the deserve more fans are the under-appreciated sports, most obscure sports, and the underrated sports that are action-packed and interesting, but not really mainstream. These sports include Olympic sports, regional sports, and even some really bizarre sports but all share one thing in common: They are all worthy of a much larger fan base than they currently have.

Some of these sports have a good following already but the potential of the following of these sports could be much larger. Beach volleyball is moderately popular but could easily be much more popular, especially bikini beach volleyball with male fans. Snowboarding is big in the extreme sport world but, despite being really awesome, does not get the credit it deserves.

Others are simply just not well known, and not because they're not deserving of a large fan base. Turkish oil wrestling is a sport like none other, complete with hot, greasy men, but is currently only a regional favorite. Fencing is often written off as an ancient boring sport but attend a match in person and you just might change your mind.

All of these sports feature well-trained athletes competing against each other, and sometimes 2,000-pound animals, but none of them get the credit they deserve. The next time you're looking for something new, check out one of these unpopular sports in America, sports that deserve more fans and you may just become their next new number-one supporter. Have a sport you love that you want to share with the world? Tell us by adding that sport below!
list ordered by

1
554 296
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
KirkSaw added Ice Hockey If bowling is on this list, a sport that get higher TV ratings in the U.S over NHL hockey, hockey sure needs to be here! Tennis is also higher profile in America, as is arena football, golf, NASCAR and rodeo.

Sports Teams With The Most Fanatical Fans The Best Movies on Netflix Instant

2
491 278
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

3
357 267
Beach Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

4
319 294
Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
KirkSaw added Volleyball

5
372 313
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
seelee added Soccer Major League Soccer in North America

6
315 308
Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

7
143 148
Handball is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
sebbzor added Handball

8
252 270
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

9
184 179
Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
Lucas_McCain added Mixed martial arts

10
126 112
Archery is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
dmer.the.nerdfighter added Archery

11
243 237
Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

12
226 346
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

13
133 199
Field hockey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
Uber added Field hockey

14
89 77
Water polo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
JakeRumschik added Water polo

15
200 287
Fencing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

Cities With the Best Sports Fans Famous People You Didn't Know Were Married to Each Other

16
116 141
Australian Rules Football is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
Australian Rules Football

17
169 305
Curling is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
KirikoKiama added Curling

18
79 141
Rowing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
dmer.the.nerdfighter added Rowing

19
34 38
Track and Field is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
BenNicholson added Track and Field

20
32 31
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
BenNicholson added Table Tennis

21
29 40
Rugby Union is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
MatthewGill added Rugby Union

22
41 58
Rally Racing. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
kaylive added Rally Racing.

23
94 110
Women's NCAA Gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
Dave_7672 added Women's NCAA Gymnastics

24
142 243
Speed skating is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

25
97 142
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
julian-matthias added Swimming

26
30 40
Rugby League is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
MatthewGill added Rugby League

27
19 21
Triathlon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
julian-matthias added Triathlon

28
18 20
Running is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
julian-matthias added Running

29
46 52
Chess is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
BaruchLalaev added Chess

Athletes with the Most Annoying Fans Things That Are Not As Cool As People Think They Are

30
84 128
Cheerleading is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
dmer.the.nerdfighter added Cheerleading

31
15 14
Taekwondo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
UnbreakableNacho added Taekwondo

32
10 9
Athletics is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
Ari Aries added Athletics

33
15 19
Bicycling is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
julian-matthias added Bicycling

34
91 190
Ranker Video
EricWilliams added Hurling

35
20 16
Skiing is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
julian-matthias added Skiing

36
13 17
Climbing is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
julian-matthias added Climbing

37
131 187
Arena Football is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
ZorikhLequidre added Arena Football

38
9 18
Mountainbiking is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
julian-matthias added Mountainbiking

39
15 16
Skijumping is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
julian-matthias added Skijumping

40
12 9
Biathlon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
Ari Aries added Biathlon

41
13 22
Formula One is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
William Thomas added Formula One

42
40 86
Darts is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
MatthewGill added Darts a sport loved by thousands, but should there be more, I think yes, what do you think?

43
10 22
Biathlon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
julian-matthias added Biathlon

Athletes With the Coolest Post-Sports Careers The Best Late Night Downtown LA Party Spots

44
26 50
Golf is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
cmontone22 added Golf

45
26 20
Softball is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
MonikaReinholz added Softball

46
35 61
Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
GreggZwilling added Wrestling

47
14 21
Netball is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
julian-matthias added Netball

48
11 18
Cross Country Skiing is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
julian-matthias added Cross Country Skiing

49
11 20
Mountaineering is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
julian-matthias added Mountaineering

50
11 21
Track cycling is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
julian-matthias added Track cycling