games The Most Popular Sports in America  

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For the past century, sports have become an important part of American culture. Many of the most popular sports in the world have been American games. A fair number of Americans either participate or follow sports. Children play sports to meet other kids their own age and they teach important tactics, like teamwork, which helps people later on in life. Football, not to be confused with European football or soccer, is one of the most popular American sports. Unlike other sports, football is generally played on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, which allows players and fans time to enjoy and get excited about the games. Since there are only a limited number of football games (depending on the level you're watching), these game are some of the most exciting to watch. The Super Bowl is always the most watched sporting event in the United States, drawing nearly 100 million people to their TVs to watch an event that's distinctly American.

Basketball is another popular American that has a worldwide reach. Becoming almost as globally relevant as soccer, basketball and the NBA in particular have turned the game into semi-popular American sport into a game people across the globe love to play.

Vote for the game you think is the Most Popular American Sport on this Ultimate List. If you see a sport that isn't on the list and should be added, feel free to.

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American Football 
                    is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
American Football

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Basketball 
                    is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Basketball

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Major League Baseball 
                    is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Major League Baseball

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Ice Hockey 
                    is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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Soccer 
                    is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Soccer

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Boxing 
                    is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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Tennis 
                    is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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Golf 
                    is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Golf

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Car Racing 
                    is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Car Racing

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Track and Field 
                    is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Track and Field

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Swimming 
                    is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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Skiing 
                    is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Skiing

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Mixed martial arts 
                    is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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Sex 
                    is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Sex

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Lacrosse 
                    is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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Volleyball 
                    is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Volleyball

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Surfing 
                    is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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Wrestling 
                    is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Wrestling

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Snowboarding 
                    is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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Rugby 
                    is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Rugby

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Softball 
                    is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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Bowling 
                    is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Bowling

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Skateboading 
                    is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Skateboading

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Pool 
                    is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Pool

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Cycling 
                    is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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Gymnastic 
                    is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Gymnastic

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Horse Racing 
                    is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Horse Racing

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Ultimate Frisbee 
                    is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Ultimate Frisbee

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Roller Skating 
                    is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Roller Skating

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Fishing 
                    is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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Jogging 
                    is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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Water polo 
                    is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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Cricket 
                    is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Cricket

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Cheerleading 
                    is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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Motocross 
                    is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Motocross

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Fitness Competition 
                    is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Fitness Competition

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Kickball 
                    is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Kickball

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Hunting 
                    is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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Body Building 
                    is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Body Building

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Aerobics 
                    is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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Kayaking 
                    is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Kayaking

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X Games 
                    is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
X Games

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Rodeo 
                    is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Rodeo

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Roller Derby 
                    is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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Fencing 
                    is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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Figure skating 
                    is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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Canoeing 
                    is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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Rugby League 
                    is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America
Rugby League

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Darts 
                    is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America

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Spinning 
                    is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Popular Sports in America