Top Ten Sports That Deserve More Respect

Some sports get too much credit, when much harder sports don't get any. They are grueling, and most of all, fun to watch.

The Top TenXW

1WrestlingWrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds.

Wrestling is a very tricky sport. I went to two days of wrestling practice with my brother. At the end of both of them, I was physically exhausted and felt like I was going to vomit. You wouldn't believe how much work is put into the sport, and that they do even more than just practice. Also, my brother is a wrestler, and he can agree that the sport is treated so poorly by the school, someone needs to do something about it. - Turkeyasylum


It may be the big sport in Canada, but here in the United States, practically nobody watches it. It's one of the world's hardest sports, and the most dangerous one. - Turkeyasylum

I actually tend to love hockey. - OhioStateBuckeyes

3Cross-Country Running

Hey, you. Get up and run 6 miles with the XC team. That's pretty much what every practice is, sometimes you run even more than that. In an XC meet, you run 3.125 miles (a 5K run), nonstop. It's harder than what anyone thinks. - Turkeyasylum

4Track and Field
5GymnasticsGymnastics is a sport involving the performance of exercises requiring strength, flexibility, balance and control.

My friend did 4 hours of gymnastics everyday, 6 days a week, for 10 years. She is pure muscle, definitely deserves more respect! - keycha1n

6Pole Vault
7LaCrosseLacrosse is a contact team sport played between two teams using a small rubber ball and a long-handled stick called a crosse or lacrosse stick.
8American Football

In foreign countries, it doesn't get any respect, but in America here, it gets WAY too much. - Turkeyasylum

Because it is just a worse version of well-known football. LOL

9Mixed Martial ArtsMixed martial arts is a full-contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, from a variety of other combat sports and martial arts.
10Competitive Cheer

Never seen a sport so stereotyped and misunderstood. Incredibly dangerous and physically draining. - keycha1n

The Contenders

11CricketCricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch with a wicket, a set of three wooden stumps sited at each end.
12Figure Skating
13SoccerAssociation football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. The goal is to score the ball on the other team's goal.
14Horseback Riding
15Field Hockey
16Sepak Takraw
17VolleyballVolleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules.
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