Sports Sports That Deserve More Fans  

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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!

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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.

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

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Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

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Beach Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

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Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
KirkSaw added Volleyball

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Soccer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
seelee added Soccer Major League Soccer in North America

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

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Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
Lucas_McCain added Mixed martial arts

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Tennis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

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Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

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Archery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
dmer.the.nerdfighter added Archery

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Field hockey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
Uber added Field hockey

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Water polo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
JakeRumschik added Water polo

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Fencing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

Sports Teams With The Most Fanatical Fans

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Cricket is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

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Curling is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
KirikoKiama added Curling

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Australian Rules Football is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
Australian Rules Football

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Track and Field is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
BenNicholson added Track and Field

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Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
BenNicholson added Table Tennis

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Rowing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
dmer.the.nerdfighter added Rowing

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Rally Racing. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
kaylive added Rally Racing.

The Best Headlight Brands

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Women's NCAA Gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
Dave_7672 added Women's NCAA Gymnastics

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Rugby Union is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
MatthewGill added Rugby Union

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Swimming is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

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Taekwondo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
UnbreakableNacho added Taekwondo

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Athletics is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
Ari Aries added Athletics

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Cheerleading is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
dmer.the.nerdfighter added Cheerleading

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Running is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

Cities With the Best Sports Fans

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Arena Football is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
ZorikhLequidre added Arena Football

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Speed skating is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

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Climbing is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
Climbing

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Formula One is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
William Thomas added Formula One

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Chess is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
BaruchLalaev added Chess

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Rugby League is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
MatthewGill added Rugby League

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Ranker Video
EricWilliams added Hurling

Famous People You Didn't Know Were Married to Each Other

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Triathlon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

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Skiing is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

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Biathlon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
Ari Aries added Biathlon

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Bicycling is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

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Horse Racing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
supersix added Horse Racing

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Darts is listed (or ranked) 41 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?

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Golf is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
cmontone22 added Golf

Athletes with the Most Annoying Fans

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Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
GreggZwilling added Wrestling

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Mountainbiking is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
Mountainbiking

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Polo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

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Softball is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
MonikaReinholz added Softball

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Jai-Alai is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
KirkSaw added Jai-Alai

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Skijumping is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
Skijumping

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Snooker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
MatthewGill added Snooker

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Biathlon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
Biathlon