VOTE Sports That Deserve More Fans  

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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!
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Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
KirkSaw added
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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682 434
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
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525 469
Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
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479 441
Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
KirkSaw added
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510 427
Beach Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
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262 297
Handball is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
sebbzor added
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316 293
Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
Lucas_McCain added
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544 512
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
seelee added
Major League Soccer in North America
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391 387
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
10
363 320
Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
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299 390
Fencing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
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175 172
Water polo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
JakeRumschik added
13
209 225
Archery is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
dmer.the.nerdfighter added Archery
14
227 408
Curling is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
KirikoKiama added
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207 305
Field hockey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
Uber added
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294 455
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
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183 224
Australian Rules Football is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
Australian Rules Football
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83 102
Rugby Union is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
MatthewGill added
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161 192
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
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95 106
Track and Field is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
BenNicholson added
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120 218
Rowing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
dmer.the.nerdfighter added
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96 90
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
BenNicholson added
23
63 69
Taekwondo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
UnbreakableNacho added
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178 298
Speed skating is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
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68 72
Running is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans