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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Basketball is a great game in my opinion. It requires talent to play it. Every match is sooo exciting cause you never know when someone is gonna score

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

3 American Football

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

Probably americas favorite sport. maybe a slow game but exciting because there fewer amount of games then any other 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!

How is this not #1? I find no other sport quite as easy to get as deeply involved with as football (college and NFL).

4 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 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 life the passion involved in a game is overwhelming.

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

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

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

The best sport in the world better than all.

6 UFC

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.

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

Its quite obviously the most exciting as its pure fighting

7 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.

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

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

8 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.

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

This should be way higher

9 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 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

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.

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

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

Golf is boring and requires no athleti ability as far as being in shape

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.

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.

The world's one number sport is called cricket

Exciting in every delivery

13 Rugby

Rugby should be #1

Its just good

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 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 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.

17 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

18 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.

19 Fishing
20 Fencing

Hands down the best sport in the world

21 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.

22 Squash

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

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

Very fast paced, high intensity sport

23 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. ...read more.
24 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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