Sports Sports That Deserve More Fans  

The Round Mound
Originally by
20.8k votes 2.4k voters 67k views 68 items

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
767 435
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.

2
655 403
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

3
489 442
Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

4
456 411
Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
KirkSaw added

5
489 404
Beach Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

6
247 274
Handball is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
sebbzor added

7
298 271
Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
Lucas_McCain added

8
525 476
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
seelee added Major League Soccer in North America

9
371 372
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

10
342 308
Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

11
280 370
Fencing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

12
162 152
Water polo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
JakeRumschik added

13
196 207
Archery is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
dmer.the.nerdfighter added Archery

14
216 389
Curling is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
KirikoKiama added

15
196 288
Field hockey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
Uber added

16
278 438
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

17
172 210
Australian Rules Football is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
Australian Rules Football

18
76 85
Rugby Union is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
MatthewGill added

19
89 95
Track and Field is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
BenNicholson added

20
113 205
Rowing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
dmer.the.nerdfighter added

21
148 181
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

22
87 79
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
BenNicholson added

23
57 55
Taekwondo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
UnbreakableNacho added

24
173 287
Speed skating is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans

25
83 112
Rally Racing. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
kaylive added Rally Racing.