Best Sports to Watch On T.V.

Let's face it: A good majority of us are sports nuts. These are the best sports to watch on TV. They can be epic, funny, or just have awesome athletes. All right, let's go!

The Top Ten

1 Football Football American football is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.

My dad is OBSESSED with this.

Could watch Football just about anywhere, this sport actual seems as loving in a strange way. They really do have nice spot positions to see it more interesting. The Quarterback, the Linebacker, the Left Backs, the Right Backs, and of course the Receiver. A great deal to sight in motion or passing as also much well. Good! - iliescu

Because the hard hits amazing sideline catches, and games that come down to the wire, and I'm not talking about soccer

NFL all the way it is Americans favorite sport. Anything could happen in 1 second. Dallas Cowboys is Americans favorite team.

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2 Ice Hockey Ice Hockey Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points.

Football that is 60 minutes like hockey BUT last 4 hours ONLY has 18 minutes of ACTUAL action 9 minutes oper offense, whereas hockey is a FULL 60 minutes of action..
SO REALLY which sport is more entertaining?

Ice Hockey is without a doubt the best sport to watch on T.V.. My favourite sport is soccer yet I can't watch a game without cringing at the dives, and slow ball movement. Hockey is fast-paced and ridiculously exciting.

Probably a list created by an American because hockey should be no. 1. If this list was created by a Canadian it would be 1st place.

I hate soccer

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3 Basketball Basketball Basketball is a sport played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court. The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 18 inches in diameter and 10 feet high mounted to a backboard at each end.

Action packed, fast paced basketball is amazing. By far the best. You don't get to see clutch situations in which more than 10 points are scored in any other sport than basketball. No dunks or amazing athletes such as LeBron James and Michael Jordan in any other sport.

Basketball is by far the best sport on the planet. It is the most beautiful game to play and to watch. NBA players are the best athletes in the world... They play 82 games during the year (plus the playoffs)... No question... Basketball is the best sport. Period!

The hoops shoot past everything! Basketball has had and does have amazing athletes like Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Chris Bosh, LeBron James, etc. And it's jsut so action packed. Overall, basketball's my favorite. - bubbles1111

Basketball is fun to watch when you think it is hard to hit a shot and it is very interesting when it all comes down to the wire in the end between a team and another. Basketball brings players from everywhere around America, basketball has all the best players and athletes like MJ, LeBron James, Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Paul George, Larry Bird, Shaquille O'Neal and many more, basketball is a team work sport and is packed with determination.

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4 Soccer Soccer Association 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.


Soccer is a great sport to watch, it is just that no one appreciates passing, running, moving into space etc.. Now all anyone wants to see is scoring

Requires a lot of technicality, long games, lots of tournaments!

The game never stops. It is fun to play and watch. It requires tactics, skill, and know how.

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5 Baseball Baseball Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each who take turns batting and fielding.

Anyone that thinks baseball is worse than soccer doesn't understand baseball. Pitch counts, runners on base, and the lineup, make up more strategy than the pass and go of soccer. Each pitch something can happen and each batter is a small battle.

Nothing beats the greatest sport ever invented!

Good old-fashioned American pasttime. - bubbles1111

All anybody does is stand aroun doing nothing. SO BORING

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6 Tennis Tennis Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent or between two teams of two players each.

Its too good

Heated rivalries, and has less action than other sports which is good and bad. - bubbles1111

Most exciting sports than anything..


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7 Swimming Swimming Swimming is an individual or team sport and activity. Competitive swimming is one of the most popular Olympic sports, with events in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.

Swimming is entertaining from the start to the finish. We see swimmers such as Jason Lezak make astonishing comebacks in the 2008 Olympics and other swimmers such as Michael Phelps and Nathan Adrian dominate in the pool.

8 Cricket Cricket Cricket 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.

Being an Indian, I love Cricket!

Best sport ever

The best game in the world...

Should be at the top

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9 Mixed Martial Art

How can you not think MMA is the most exciting sport!?!? I do MMA and it is the best thing I have ever done besides play football in high school. MMA takes immense amounts of training focus, toughness, determination, guts, will power, agility, speed, strength, heart stamina endurance, shall I go on? All in all MMA should be at the top for many reasons most of all is that it's badass.

Seriously look up a UFC match on YouTube, watch it and tell me you weren't even a little bit excited at the sight of gladiators fighting each other in the most violent commercial and legal sport on T.V.. It should be MMA, Boxing, Rugby and then Football instead it's all backwards.

Punching, kicking, throws, takedowns, submissions, knockouts
Boxing. Muay Thai judo. Wrestling. Jiu-jitsu. Beautiful
Much more interesting then throwing a ball through a hoop
Or hitting a ball with a stick
More interesting fighters with different backgrounds from different countries with different styles
Different races white, black, Latino, Asian
Some tall some short some fat some skinny
And sometimes even female
Basketball mostly black and 7 foot

10 Boxing Boxing Boxing is a martial art and combat sport in which two people wearing protective gloves throw punches at each other for a predetermined set of time in a boxing ring..

How isn't boxing number one. If you want violence go for boxing (I don't know why that's the first point for football being number one). Boxing has been around from the days of the egyptians.

So bloody and funny. They were jumping so they needed to go pee

The Contenders

11 Cycling

Cycling is great, one of the toughest sports out there! People think they just sit back and enjoy the ride when most of them are suffering gruelling effort and going through tremendous pain to pull speeds like those you see in professional cycling. Cycling also requires super concentration as it's easy for a pack to crash and crashing is very painful so all 50-100 or more cyclists need to watch each others wheels over the course. Very skilled and incredibly fit athletes.

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13 Lacrosse Lacrosse Lacrosse 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.
14 Rugby

Puts some other sports to shame. Rugby union is one of the best sports to watch live, especially the internationals. You require strength, speed, excellent cardiovascular endurance, agility, power and courage. Should be up there with MMA, Boxing, Football (the correct name for soccer'), table tennis and Aussie Rules Football

This is so much tougher then American football, you want violence? All you use in rugby is a mouthguard. what do you have to use in American football? American football is for people who want to look tough but doesn't want to get tackled before they put on all their gear. Watching it though, is pretty cool!

Rugby is a hooligan's game played by gentlemen; soccer is a gentlemen's game played by hooligans.

15 Bowling

Boring, but isn't it fun to see people get lots of strikes? - bubbles1111


16 Pool

VERY boring, but it baffles me why the winner of tournaments gets so much money. - bubbles1111

So boring. why does anyone watch it?

17 Golf Golf Golf is a club and ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes from a range of 80 to 600 yards on a course in as few strokes as possible.

There's always something going on, someone hitting a drive or a putt. There's never a break in the action until the last groups are on the last hole.

Golf is number 1

I went to the Masters once, Hated it.

18 Wrestling Wrestling Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds.
19 Formula 1 Formula 1 Formula One is the highest class of single-seater auto racing sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and owned by the Formula One Group. The FIA Formula One World Championship has been one of the premier forms of racing around the world since its inaugural season in 1950. more.

How do they even drive these things with no assists and for more than an hour and a half it's tense

F1 is crazy and the drivers risk there lives doing what they love, they deserve so much respect for what they do, they walk away from crashes at crazy high speeds whilst footballers cry and fall to the ground when somebody touches them, f1 is a real sport for men

Oh god!
F1 is the only good sport, I mean in football you only kick and kick again, in tennis you just swing a racket and in basket ball you only bounce a ball and throw it. I don't even understand how skateboard is supposed to be a sport - EK2002

F1 Rules - 12cc

20 Australian Football

No breaks, big hits and rules so complicated that not even god understands what motivates the umpires. Highly recommended if you can get over the learning curve to appreciate whats going on.

AFL is the best sport because it uses bits of all sports and is the toughest and most skilled game in the world

Biggest in the Sourthen Hemisphere

21 Gymnastics Gymnastics Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of exercises requiring strength, flexibility, balance and control.

Gymnastics isn't on T.V. as much as football or baseball, but I think it's more fun to watch. I feel like gymnastics is more of an interesting sport. I'd rather watch gymnastics than watch people throw a ball.

The most difficult sport out there. Not only is it physically changeling, gymnastics requires the athletes to push past Their fears. You don't twist upside down 12 feet In the air risking paralysis and death from a bad landing in Football. definitely the Most amazing to watch.

Probably the most interesting, I mean, most of the other sports are just kicking a ball through a field into a goal.

It is the best sport ever

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22 Figure Skating Figure Skating Figure skating is a sport in which individuals, duos, or groups perform on figure skates on ice. It was the first winter sport included in the Olympics, in 1908. The four Olympic disciplines are men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dance.
23 Triathlon
24 Snooker
25 Fencing
26 Skateboarding Skateboarding Skateboarding is an action sport which involves riding and performing tricks using a skateboard. Skateboarding can also be considered a recreational activity, an art form, a job, or a method of transportation.
27 Hurling

Has anyone seen Irish hurling? It's awesome. I highly suggest you check it out. It's almost as fun as ice hockey.

Fastest sport in the world, with a game lasting 70 mins (35 a half) with half time being 15 mins,
No time outs, and games only stopped for head injuries, high scoring averages of around 40 points a game by two teams makes this the easiest most exciting sport to watch

28 Beach Volleyball Beach Volleyball Beach volleyball is a team sport played by two teams of two players on a sand court divided by a net. It has been an Olympic discipline since the 1996 Games.
29 Darts


30 Kickboxing

K-1 is a great and underrated fighting organization, no doubt about it, better than boxing at anytime.

31 Synchronized Swimming

Very demanding. Requires strength in core, arms, and legs. It requires you to use all three strengths at the same time.

32 Table Tennis Table Tennis Ping-pong, or table tennis, is a sport where players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table.

Professional table tennis is amazing especially when you are actually there.

Great sport and really unique and Awesome skills

33 Rugby League Rugby League Rugby league football, usually called rugby league, league, rugby or football , is a full contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field.

Nerve jangling to watch

34 Netball

Netball is popularly played by female however it is for everyone!

35 Car Racing

This should be up there with MMA, and MMA should be #1 and this should be #2. I Say MMA first because when I'm not training for MMA, I'm racing. They are both amazing sports and should be classified as the best.

36 Volleyball Volleyball Volleyball 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.

The best and most exciting there is

37 Badminton Badminton Badminton is a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net. Although it may be played with larger teams, the most common forms of the game are "singles" and "doubles".
38 Rugby Union


39 Handball

Very fast, dynamic, thrilling game, in which strenght, flexibility, speed and teamwork is needed. What to want more?

40 Softball
41 Sepak Takraw

Extremely fast paced and very talented. Although points are made quickly, it is incredible to see the fusion of martial arts, soccer, and volleyball.

42 Water Polo
43 Ringette
44 Windsurfing

Windsurfing is really entertaining especially wave and freestlye

45 Curling
46 Skiing Skiing Skiing can be a means of transport, a recreational activity or a competitive winter sport in which the participant uses skis to glide on snow.

It is awesome to watch

47 Beach Soccer

I can't believe I had to put it on here! It's the best sport to watch of all! Just like in Sepak Takraw, bicycle kicks are an important aspect of this sport, and aside from that, it's just as much fun to watch as football (not soccer, this sport is officially called beach soccer but original football is not soccer). Should be #1

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