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

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

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Handball is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
sebbzor added

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Soccer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
seelee added Major League Soccer in North America

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

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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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Water polo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
JakeRumschik added

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Fencing is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

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Archery is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
dmer.the.nerdfighter added Archery

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Curling is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
KirikoKiama added

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Field hockey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
Uber added

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Cricket is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

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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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Rugby Union is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
MatthewGill added

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

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

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Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
BenNicholson added

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Swimming is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

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52 50
Taekwondo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
UnbreakableNacho added

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

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Rally Racing. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
kaylive added Rally Racing.

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Women's NCAA Gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
Dave_7672 added Women's NCAA Gymnastics

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Athletics is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
Ari Aries added

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52 54
Formula One is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
William Thomas added

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

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

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163 225
Arena Football is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
ZorikhLequidre added

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Cheerleading is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
dmer.the.nerdfighter added

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

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Climbing is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
Climbing

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EricWilliams added Hurling

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

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

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Skiing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

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30 37
Biathlon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
Ari Aries added Biathlon

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

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53 93
Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
GreggZwilling added

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47 48
Softball is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
MonikaReinholz added

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54 120
Darts is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
MatthewGill added a sport loved by thousands, but should there be more, I think yes, what do you think?

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47 84
Golf is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
cmontone22 added

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11 27
Polo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

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21 48
Mountainbiking is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
Mountainbiking

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

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

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Netball is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

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