Most Exciting Sports to Watch In the U.S.

The Top Ten

1 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.

I've been to about 4 games as a Bruins fan and it will keep growing. The atmosphere is really exciting, whenever a player gets hit the crowd reacts in a loud manner, or when we score the place goes crazy. Playoffs are another story with the crowd getting into every game with their chants, and their attendance by giving their team support. Too bad my team has missed the playoffs for 2 years in a row, but still the 2010-11 year was by far the best year in my opinion because it was physical, high scoring, and energetic.

Non-stop action, Perfect amount of scoring, makes you very nervous as a fan

IT NEVER STOPS. BIG HITS. BIGGER PLAYERS. LOTS OF STRATEGY. 9 MONTH SEASON. OUTRAGEOUS PLAYOFFS. NO BAD TEAMS. TEAMS EVERYWHERE! (even Las Vegas is getting a team next year, and Mexico City might get one in a few years) I know this sport is very stereotyped as being a Canadian sport with too much fighting, but those days are gone..If you haven't seen a game yet, then do, and you will love this sport forever boi! Go Preds!

Hockey in my honest opinion is the hybrid of all team sports.

Those who have played full contact growing up will most likely agree, a hard 60 second shift battling for pucks can quickly push a heart rate around 180+ beats per min (hence the quick line changes unlike other sports).
Some players are huge and some are small and everything in between. It makes for a nice mix.
It can be a little bit difficult and sometimes not so exciting to watch on television...but to be at a good NHL game in person can be a real treat.

Some cowards can get away with diving or incessant bitching and complaining in some other sports...bending referees to make terrible calls.
Honour and modesty happens in Hockey. As a spectator you can sense that. It's the only team sport with true retribution. Players don't forget, and those people who do stupid things will have to pay the price sooner or later. Sometimes even years down the line... you can get your face smashed in. Drop your gloves ...more

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2 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.

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.

Another fast court game. probably has the most known athlete as well in the us (Michael Jordan)

There is a result every single time down the floor. So much going on that it easily holds the title as most exciting sport

I don't know how ice hockey is above this

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3 American Football

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!

It may have a lot of commercials but it's still fun to watch

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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.

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

Greatest sport in the world, and most popular. Has the most physically fit athletes.

Soccer is fun!

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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.

All they do is stand around doing nothing. SO BORING.

I love to watch baseball and don't really care who is playing but I am very compeditive so I will yell at the T.V. even though I know the can not hear me

Very slow pased game but is one of americas favorite sports


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6 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.

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

People don't even understand how entertaining volleyball is to watch, honestly very underrated sport.

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7 Tennis 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


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.

Best sport there is.

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9 Gymnastics 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

10 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.

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

Best sport ever

up beat

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The Contenders

11 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.

Great sport to watch. Lots of skill

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

Fun to play fun to watch

Lot harder than it looks don't rate it untill you try it those puts from 10 feet aren't easy.

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12 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.

The world's one number sport is called cricket

Exciting in every delivery

Cricket is the best

Are the best

13 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!

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14 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.

15 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.

Should be first


16 Formula 1 Formula 1
17 Squash

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


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19 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..

Boxing the best exciting sport to watch when bored

20 Rugby

Rugby should be #1

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