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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Rugby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
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528 473
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
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512 431
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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318 296
Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
Lucas_McCain added
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548 518
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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394 392
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
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365 324
Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
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301 393
Fencing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
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176 177
Water polo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
JakeRumschik added
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212 228
Archery is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
dmer.the.nerdfighter added Archery
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228 412
Curling is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
KirikoKiama added
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210 308
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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186 227
Australian Rules Football is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
Australian Rules Football
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166 195
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
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85 105
Rugby Union is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
MatthewGill added
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123 221
Rowing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
dmer.the.nerdfighter added
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97 109
Track and Field is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
BenNicholson added
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96 94
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
BenNicholson added
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64 71
Taekwondo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
UnbreakableNacho added
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178 301
Speed skating is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans
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69 75
Running is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Sports That Deserve More Fans