Most Exciting Sports to Watch In the U.S.

The Top Ten

1 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.

My brother plays hockey and it's always fun to watch. It gets heated when the refs don't do their job but it's all really fun and it's easy to follow.

I agree hockey is exciting sometimes, and disappointing sometimes too - trains45

It's the best sport ever! Go Bruins!

Best sport in the WORLD!

2 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.

It can be fun to watch basketball like the one day my class went to a girls basketball game in my school gym it was exciting, and seeing raptors win the 2019 nba finals - trains45


Basketball is very exciting sports I've ever played.
So I want to play basketball now

Non-stop action, constant scoring, perfect amount of physicality, and the need for good strategy. Players also need a perfect combination of skill, strength, speed and passion.

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

Baseball is exciting to watch sometimes I watched baseball highlights on youtube and stuff - trains45

The best sport in the world better than all.

Only sport that is not boring for me


4 American Football

Do it for quavo

Hands down best sport in the universe. Soccer can suck it

Definitely America's favorite sport. If it wasn't already baseball, this sport would definitely take it's place as the national pastime. If you've ever been to my house on sunday, all we do is watch football. There is no doubt in my mind that football is the best sport

Best sport ever. We are also playing it here in Europe. Exciting to watch, exiciting to play, exciting to talk about - best sport ever!

5 Soccer Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players each. It is played with a spherical ball. The objective is to score the ball in the other teams goal.

Soccer is the best sport. Football is nothing

Fun to watch but not as big in the us as other countries

Soccer has become huge amongst youth and has become very exciting in American sports culture

Soccer is life the passion involved in a game is overwhelming.

6 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.

V-ball is SO EXCITING!

Volleyball is the best and most exciting sport to watch especially when the players are food and the teams are evenly matched.

It's so much fun to watch volleyball as it's fast paced and point based! A great spectators sport!

Volleyball is amazing to play and interesting to watch

7 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.

Not popular everywhere, but the talent and quality of play in philly, Baltimore, and Long Island is unmatched in other sports.

This should be way higher

Played it in high school and watch plenty of college lax. Easily the fastest sport on two feet.

Big sport in the east and Colorado. another fast paced physical game


By far the most exciting sport on the planet. Is only not number one because it is hard to get behind your country when it is not a team or patriotic sport. You cheer for individuals not location-based teams.

How is MMA not in the top 10? This is fighting in it's purest form and it's so dynamic and nuanced. Should be #1 in my opinion

Recently started getting into it after the the fight pass free trial I was hooked. Easy to get into you quickly start having favorites and it had some insanely tense fights that leave you on the edge of your seat. Highly recomend.

Its quite obviously the most exciting as its pure fighting

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

Watching great tennis players like raphael nadal and the williams sisters is always interesting

It's so incredible to see the pace and quickness they play at

Yah the most exciting sport ever. Wimbledon is also best

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

Gymnastics is a beautiful sport to watch.

Men's gymnastics is better than women's

Cool to see very athletic gymnists do flexible flips off bars

The Contenders

11 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.

Absolutely love the game, it gives you a great chance to ease your mind and block out all distractions from your normal life.

I'm 11 I love gulf can't wait till sutaer day thank yuogh

Great sport to watch. Lots of skill

I'm not a big fan of it but I know a lot of people are.

12 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.

The world's one number sport is called cricket

Exciting in every delivery

Cricket is the best

Cricket should be top 3 or 4 on the list. The T20 format is very exciting, and even more a day 5 of a close test match is heart pounding.

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

Should be first



14 Competitive Dance

Dance Is the hardest sport guys go on Instagram @danielled2001 and see the post about what dancers have, then you will understand. Dance is so entertaining to watch I can't believe it's not #1!


15 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.
16 Rugby

Its just good

Rugby should be #1

17 Hurling (GAA)

Considered the world's fastest gameplay sport, an outdoor team game of aincient Gaelic and Irish origin which has been played for over 3000 years.

18 Squash

One of the best sports around, super high intensity and incredible athletes.

I think Squash is one of the best sports and is very athletic...Check it out, it's fun to watch!

Very fast paced, high intensity sport


19 Cross Country Running

Unique because it is the only sport where the fans also run to different vantage points on the course to cheer on their favorites. Fall foliage and cool temperatures make for brisk competition.

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21 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..

Boxing the best exciting sport to watch when bored

22 Snooker

Very entertaining sport if you actually try to think ahead and anticipate each shot. Pro players demonstrate a tremendous amount of talent and skill which is very entertaining, especially if you know and play the game yourself.

23 Ice Skating

Fun to watch them fall and just to watch


Crashes and close calls make it so exciting

team 88

25 Dance

Because it takes a lot of time for them piece together a lot of dance moves into a routine that they can show everyone for them to know that dance is important to them.

26 Australian Football League
27 Slopestyle

Always exciting to watch. Slightly slow but every run has amazing build up.

28 Taekwondo

An Olympic sport as well as martial art that pits two practitioners against each other using combinations of kicks and punches to score points and knockouts. Has a variety of beautiful kicking techniques and forms.

29 Surfing Surfing is a surface water sport in which the wave rider, referred to as a surfer, rides on the forward or deep face of a moving wave, which is usually carrying the surfer towards the shore.
30 Table Tennis Ping-pong, or table tennis, is a sport where players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table.
31 Cross Country Mountain Bike Racing

the best

32 Fishing
33 Fencing

Hands down the best sport in the world

34 Curling
35 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 the best

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