Top Ten Greatest SportsA sport is any competitive physical activity or game with organized rules, meant to improve physical ability and sometimes provide entertainment for spectators.
Back in 9th grade, I was the best at basketball. I got so many girls after me, but in 10th grade, I took a break. Or at least I thought it would be a break. I didn't play basketball after that. I was still known for being the best until 11th grade, when some other guy stole my thunder, but I really couldn't care less. I love this sport, and sometimes I play it with my friends. 12th grade came by and no one saw me as the best anymore. I really felt like I could have gone to be in the NBA. I'm serious. I think I had some record in the school of most dunks, which was 12. I participated in a lot of basketball themed events. I was called "Michael Jordan", and "Quick Hoop", and most of all, "The Best Basketball Player Ever". I feel like Michael Jordan takes that last nickname, but I think I deserved the other two. I felt really cool back then, but now I'm in my second year of college, and I don't really play basketball anymore. All of my friends still think that I should get back into it, ...more
I used to be a striker of my schools soccer team, I was really good at soccer, and I scored at least 5 points per game. Then one day, I watched a video on YouTube called "Michael Jordan - I Believe I Can Fly", that video showed me clips of Michael Jordan playing basketball. Michael Jordan showed me the beauty of basketball and he made so many people happy because of his skills. I want to be like MJ. He inspired me to play basketball. Now, I'm the star shooting guard of my schools basketball team who scores 25 points per game and has 7 assists per game. Go watch the video mentioned in this story, so you will be inspired. Basketball
It has a good balance of physicality, (under the hoop), finesse, (just good Michael Jordan), and IQ (Magic Johnson). Although not a collision sport like hockey or American Football, there is definitely contact. You need to be able to sprint for as long as you are on the floor, since if you don't you could possibly give up an easy bucket. The combination of speed (Derrick Rose, Allen Iverson), strength (Shaq), and verticality (Blake griffin) make it in my opinion the most entertaining sport to watch. In basketball, a comeback cannot simply be gained by getting a lucky shot or rebound like in other sports. If there is a ten point difference, the losing team will have to literally outscore the winning team 11-0 to win. One shot doesn't do it.
This sport has really changed me mentally and physically. At first, it was much tougher than I thought to be honest and made me fall to my feet quite a few times. I was much weaker then and very hesitate so I wouldn't recieve the ball as much. But over time, I started to practice a lot (this kind of sport requires daily practice by the way), and got better and better at it. Still, I was hesitating. The coached would always scream my name when I would receive the ball and I would panic and pass it to someone else or make a lousy shot (I still made a few though). People would tell me I should be more confident and practice even more, which I did for the team. Soon enough, my time came and I started making layups here and there and even took the ball down the court consistently. I one day became the star of the team and the coach would always rely on me in the game as well as the team. Still, it was quite tiring and much of a challenge for me too. But this is a very social sport and in ...more
This is by far the best sport in the world and is known as the King of Sports. In basketball, how many points on average is the score. It's about 120-120 which means that each team makes about 45 shots each. In soccer what is the average score? It's hard to determine but usually, it's about 2-2 which means each team makes 2 shots each. That shows soccer is much harder, intense, and fun. You would feel much better scoring a goal than making a basket. I play soccer at school and in general and in each game I score about 2 or 3 goals. Basketball is ok but soccer is the best sport in the world. And even though the soccer goal is much bigger than a basketball hoop, it's still harder to make a goal. A soccer field is 120 yards by 75 yards. And a basketball court is 31 yards by 16 yards. See the difference. I'm just telling you if you ever want to be an athlete when you grow up, I strongly advise soccer.
Soccer is the best sport ever. For all of you people who say its easy or boring or any of that crap, it's because you've never played competitively. We do a lot of fitness training. We have practice 6 days a week. It's not like hockey where you get a sub every 45 seconds. Our games are 90 minutes and sometimes you don't get a single sub. You have to be running hard for a full 90 minutes. You want to call us weak now? And it is a contact sport. For those of you who say its not, you don't know anything about the game. I'm on the best team in my state and it is so much fun. It requires a ton of endurance, strength, individual skills, and teamwork. It's not a game where you score every 30 seconds because you actually have to work hard to score.
Soccer is the best sport, because there are moves that you can learn to get past a player. There are all sorts of related sports to soccer (Street soccer, Basketball, and believe it or not its American Football. Also those tricks and skills take so much practice and time just to go outside and play what you love which is soccer. When you play soccer and you want to step up your game and decide to join a team that team will give you money for the year as long as you well for you team you earn more and more money. Where ever you are Spain, Germany, United States, Italia, England, and more you might be asked to play for their national team to see who is the best and that to any soccer player who is in a average team is an honer to play for your country. And for all of you people who say its boring or any of that stuff is because you've never played it or you've never even touched a soccer ball before us boys/girls play so much soccer that we don't even have time to go anywhere or do ...more
The fact that football (soccer) isn't at #1 is ridiculous. It's called "the beautiful game" for a reason. It's a sport of incredible passion of players and fans. The fact that the World Cup exists means this should sport should be at #1. People who say "all you do is pass the ball around" are deluded and don't understand that there's so much tactics involved. I'd like to see you run non-stop for 90 minutes with only one water break (halftime). Also, soccer is the sport with the fittest players. And why is basketball at #1? No disrespect, because it's also a great sport. But the skills in soccer are way more difficult than basketball, and it's more physical overall.
You got to be Kidding Me! how is this in the top 5! You Americans are thinking the worst rip-off of rugby in the world is the best! You Americans must play something else other this Rip-off sport!
In grade 9 I was selected for team canada as one of the best defensive tackles in the game, at 6'4" 320 lbs I was a destroyer. Then came the concussions, after taking grade 10 off and having a strong grade 11 year making the league all star team as the only grade 11. I tried for team Ontario to try and enter the elite level again, my lack of commitment combined with injuries were my downfall as I met people slightly better than me, I didn't make the team and eventually took up basketball, I'm in college 230 lbs now 6'4" and I hope to make the team next year after being cut this year. How the mighty have fallen, football is not an easy sport you must stay committed to remain the best.
Just my opinion, but football is the greatest sport as it provides the best entertainment value.
The scoring frequency in football is right about where I would want it. Not too much scoring like baskeball and not too little scoring like soccer or hockey.
There is a significant physical component to the game that adds to the excitement. I can't explain it, but seeing a linebacker crush a wide receiver over the middle is pretty entertaining to watch.
And with every play starting at the line of scrimmage, it adds excitement to each snap. As opposed to playing non-stop, having a little break after each play allows for suspense to build up for what might happen next.
All-in-all, football seems to have the perfect recipe for a great sport. But like I said before, this is just my opinion and each person has their own preferences.
Attention upper class, entitled pricks who would try to make us believe this is just another name for soccer. Anybody with a brain, and if you like soccer you certainly don't have one, knows that when this thing makes two categories for 'soccer' and 'football', it's referring to American, aka real, football, not your foreign ball-tapping excuse for a sport. Get out all of your unwarranted and, frankly, pointless love for soccer in the appropriate soccer section, and please referring from desecrating the sections of actual sports. I know you soccer fans have probably never experienced a real sport, so I'll clarify that the term refers to most activities that aren't soccer, cricket, or synchronized swimming. Thank you for your consideration.
I hate that people say that baseball players aren't as athletic as other sports. So what if it's not physically painful or exhausting, you still need a ton of skill and strength to be successful. All of my friends that play baseball are some of the most athletic kids I know and play multiple sports. I play baseball and I do cross country and wrestling, probably the 2 most painful and exhausting sports. The idiots saying the sport is easy because all you do is catch a ball, throw it, and hit a ball simply either don't play the sport or is just really bad at it. Despite it being a little boring to watch, it really is a great sport if you try playing it and you work hard at it.
I chose baseball because it is my favorite, but I'll not argue with anyone's opinion because this list is a matter of personal preference. I will say that soccer's worldwide popularity is a weak argument for the sport. It gained popularity worldwide because it is cheap to play, requiring only something to use as a ball, and extremely easy to learn on the most fundamental level. Don't get me wrong, I know that playing soccer at a high level requires an enormous amount of skill and knowledge, but the basis of the game could not be easier; kick the ball through the goal. Any group of poor kids who has ever 5 minutes of the game, can immediately get something to use as a ball and start a rudimentary game. Basketball is almost like that, but has the disadvantage of needing a ball that bounces and way to hang a goal.
I wish baseball can still regain its popularity with about another billion fans worldwide, including at least a million sports fans who love sports should be baseball fans in all mega-cities globally. Even though MLB should've stand for Mega League Baseball instead of the word Major. All cities that has over 5 million people or their metro population of over 8 million people should be members of Mega League Baseball.
Soccer currently has 8 times more fans than baseball but baseball can still try to get more other sports fans worldwide to like baseball, like maybe about one-third of soccer fans and about two-fifth of cricket fans worldwide to start being baseball fans.
Baseball is my favorite sport. I understand that soccer is a worldwide played sport but that does not mean every single player actually has a love for the game. I love baseball simply because it's complicated and it is probably the biggest challenge. You need every aspect of your body to play baseball. In soccer if you break your finger you can still play most if not all positions because you only need your two legs. The only reason why people say you cannot play soccer if your finger is broken is simply because the doctor said to. Baseball players are so much more athletic than soccer and basketball players (didn't say football because those guys are huge). " If you take a baseball player and put him in any other sport he will compete, but if you take any other athlete and throw them an MLB average of 95 mph fastball they won't even touch it."
Full contact like football, fast pace like basketball, hand eye coordination requirement like baseball, and the main goal is to put something past the goalie into the back of the net. What is not to love about a sport that is like a combo of 4 other sports. Not to mention it is all done on ice! Incredible sport to play and watch. So much history in the books about this sport also. And who doesn't love the suspense of what don cherry will be wearing on Hockey Night In Canada. As a Proud Canadian I love this sport and I cannot think of a way that any other sport is better or more entertaining than Ice Hockey. Remember this is MY OPINION so for all you soccer fans out there just please don't flip out on me. Peace out.
When hockey's under two sports that penalize for a little bit of contact (basketball and soccer). Also, if you fight in any sport, you get ejected and get a suspension. In hockey, you sit in a box for 5 minutes and get right back into the game. Also, it's way more fast-pace than about any sport. And don't say "Oh, they're on skates so it requires more skill. That's why soccer is better". Isn't having more skill and having more of a challenge the point of most sports? Soccer also has huge ass nets so it's pretty much easier to score, but there's still only like 1-2 goals a game. And the ball's bigger. In hockey, the net is way smaller, and the puck is also very small and might be hard to see. Hockey>Other Sports.
Hockey is without a doubt the most fun to play. You have to play it to realize it. It's a very physically demanding sport, no room for pansies. As Brendan Shanahan said "IS hockey hard? I don't know, you tell me. We need to have the strength and power of a football player, the stamina of a marathon runner, and the concentration of a brain surgeon. But we need to put all this together while moving at high speeds on a cold and slippery surface while 5 other guys use clubs to try and kill us.
Oh yeah did I mention that this whole time we're standing on blades 1/8 of an inch thick? Is ice hockey hard? I don't know, you tell me.
Hockey is one of the few sports that encompasses every aspect of what makes a sport great: speed, teamwork, finesse, skill, and of course CONTACT! The amount of skill and finesse in hockey is only rivaled by soccer, but soccer is missing contact which I think is a major reason why it's should be put at number 2. Basketball is missing contact as well. Who wants to which a bunch of grown ass men flop to get fowls all the time? Not me. Baseball is missing contact as well but the teamwork and skill in baseball is what makes it such a fun sport. Ice hockey is the best sport ever. Hands down in my opinion.
I LOVE TENNIS! I've been playing tennis since I was 5, and now I'm 13. Tennis is a great sport to play. You need arm strength, good footwork, metal skills, like where to hit the ball to. People think that it's just hitting a ball, which it is, but in order to be good at it, you need to swing that racket like your life depends on it. Things like dancing, lets be honest, sorry to those who disagree, but it isn't a sport. It does take skill, but I don't see dancing competitions on ESPN, my sis is a dancer, but I haven't seen a competition yet! Dancing, it is hard, but be honest with yourself, it isn't a sport. Another sport I like is swimming. I'm on the swim team, and I can say that swimming gets you in good shape, and you'll sweat, but you always have cool water surrounding you! I love swimming, tennis, football, basketball, softball, volleyball, and much more. Just not dance cheer and gymnastics
Trust me tennis will be the most popular sports after ten year. More and more people play tennis and more and more people watch tennis. The reason that tennis is a good sport is that it can play two on two. If you play team sport, no matter how good you are, if your team is bad you can never win. Tennis also practise your thinking skill because you always need to think where you hit the next ball. Many people think that tennis is a stupid game which two people just hit the ball this way and that way. Tennis practise your strength, agility and speed. Tennis will be the most popular sport after ten years.
All the higher ranked sports are OK IF YOU play them but be honest, YOU watch 'em on the sofa which makes you a couch potato and what you call a sport is really just "entertainment" like watching a movie. To be a sport YOU have to PLAY it. So how many of you call up 21 of your buddies on the weekend to join you in a game of football?...or call 17 of your buddies to join you in a game of baseball...or call up a buddy or two and drink a case of beer while watching somebody else on T.V. play a sport? That's why Tennis is the best...plenty of people to play this sport with in local leagues and tennis clubs...and avoid that beer body...and coronary/diabetes/high blood pressure...and so on.
I have been playing tennis since I was 4, I all together tennis is the hardest, most rewarding sport ever. Some people think it's just hitting a ball over a net. It so much harder then that. There are over twenty strokes you have to learn and consistently use. You have to be a great sprinter, have amazing footwork, be able to space the ball, and eye-hand coordination. Also there are tons of strategies that you need to know for BOTH singles and doubles. And finally you need to be mentally strong, because if you break down, nobodies there to save you.
As much as the other sports are more hardcore, but I believe that swimming should be in the top 5 at least. It does require the same things that other sports do except its in the water! It also has no sports-related injuries (at least not that severe anyways). Unlike other sports, you can keep swimming for as long as you live. In dryland, we do pretty much what every other athlete does to keep in shape and build that muscle to push that water away. This is why swimming is the best and I think should be #1!
First of all, I have to say that I personally am a swimmer so I might be a little biased...
Okay so how do I even start with this, swimming is one of the safest sports to train professionally, meaning once you know how to swim, with the exception of drowning, you don't get injured AS MUCH, with out any physical... aspects(for example running into one another, being tackled etcetera.) with other athletes. Second of all it is so fun to watch and compete in as well, the race is very exiting to watch especially for the relays, and competitive when two or three swimmers are close to reaching the end of the race. Third of all, it is a very good sport to do for not professional swimmer as well, a great way to stay in shape and fun at the same time, also you don't get sweaty although you still have to shower after swimming, it's still nice to be in the pool during hot summer days. Fourthly, swimmers in a team build a strong bond with one another even if you are not in the relay together, ...more
Gosh, swimming is incredibly hard. The practices tax your body, and the threat of not doing your best at a meet is a horrendous feeling. That may be with all sports, but in swim
I feel it is even worse. Furthermore, let's say you decide to skip practice. In no other sport do you come back after two days and be feel, as wellas actuallt swim slow. I just finished my regional meet, and took two easy days. I came back monday, and I could barely make 10 100's on the 1:10, which is an intermediate interval. So yeah, swimming is hard.
Swimming is actually one of the hardest sports ever. All of the non-swimmers in this world don't realize how hard swim is. I know that I have met some people who called swimming easy. Well at dryland we do the same things as soccer players, football players, etc do. Then we have to go out and swim for two hours. No not playing swimming there is a difference. As hard as it can be sometimes it is the best sport ever!
In the top 10, possibly top 5 most participated sports in the World. Young and old, male or female can compete on an equal footing and it takes both mental and physical skill.
My favorite sport to play, lots of mental focus and the best part is that you don't have to mess up your body like those people with too much testosterone do.
I'm a bowler. It's a lot of fun. Great even for people who aren't athletic, like me. You do need some physical skill. Also, it uses math.
Absolutely amazing sport. Requires mental focus, willingness to react to changing lane conditions, and major dexterity.
That's the sport that demands the most from the athletes who compete in it,It's harder than football, harder than baseball, harder than basketball, harder than hockey or soccer or cycling or skiing or fishing or billiards or any other of the 60 sports we rated.
Boxing is an accessible sport that allows less privileged kids to escape the struggles attributed to living in a difficult environment. Equipment is affordable and minimal making it the perfect sport for most people. Maturity, dedication, and drive are improved in the process. Boxing is also extremely helpful in combating depression, anxiety, and other issues since it's such a physically draining sport. Boxing is also fun.
Did lots of sports at once in till I started boxing, hands down the most epic thrill you get when earn your goal of becoming the person you want too be. As boring the training is, it still comes in handy for fighting in matches. It is also helpful for your fitness!
Boxing gives you the chance to be who you want to be. Its also a great way to release anger and things you've been holding on to. And on top of that it keeps you in shape. By far my favorite sport.
Dodgeball is sick. Don't know why it's so underrated but I just love hitting people with balls, especially in the head.
What could be better than chucking balls at people's heads? I mean, seriously, just think about it...
Dodgeball is one of the funniest sports to play. Yet it's still underrated. IT should Have a IG league like the NDL or MLB or something.
Anyone can play dodgeball. That is why you play dodgeball a lot in primary.
Luge is just sledding but with a shorter name, ha! Not really, though, its an interesting sport to watch. I don't think I would enjoy it too much, though.
I play volleyball on the 13s Fatchmo team; trust me, volleyball is not easy but it's a lot of fun and over all my favorite sport. Volleyball should definitely be in the top ten! We can bump, hit, serve, dig, and volleyball includes a lot of hustling but its worth it. No running in volleyball? When was the last time you ran ten feet in 1 second, threw yourself on the ground, and got back in position all in 3 seconds?! I'll quit competing when my heart stops beating. A lot of us miss 100% of the shots we don't take.
Volleyball is SO much fun! It's a game that EVERYONE can play at ANY level year-round and have a blast! Volleyball is everywhere - schools, beaches, community ed and bar leagues - clearly, people have fun playing! It's a great sport to play with your friends casually or competitively, and if you've never smashed that ball to the ground for a big kill, or aced a serve, you're missing out! Such an awesome feeling!
This should be higher. Volleyball is fun sport that everyone can play anywhere like in a gym or at the beach. Everyone saying it's easy or boring need to start playing. Volleyball is a hard and competitive sport. You have to learn how to hit, pass, set, serve, block, and move your feet just to hit the ball. So what. I'm saying is, volleyball isn't easy.
I have to vote for this because there's no chess here. CHESS IS A SPORT! Here are my top 10 sports:
9. Atletic (I count all atletic sports here)
8. Formula 1
6. Ski Jumping
Ice Hockey - the only problem is that the "ball" is too small
Cycling - the problem is the same that almost kept tennis off the list - the races are too long
Don't give a damn I don't like basketball.
1. Chess. Please put chess on the list, and put it on #1. Put volleyball on #2.
While it can be boring to watch (especially for those who are new to the sport) it is incredibly fun to do. The feeling of shooting an arrow in the center of the target never gets old. It's a perfectionist sport. An error of a few millimeters in your form can make you loose a few points.
I am on the archery team at my school. It is a sport that requires changes and adjusting with every shot. It is graceful and calm... most of the time. One kid on my team our coaches jacket! Don't worry she was not harmed.
I played archery back when my fifth grade class went, and while it takes some learning, nothing comes to the thrill of firing an arrow.
At least it gives you an advantage when a black bear is a metre away from you.
Anybody who says wrestling is fake is just being idiotic. Its not fake it's "predetermined". All those grapple's you see is being performed using ones strength its not like they are hooked up by cable's being lifted up by other people. It's a brutal sport but its also great entertainment too with characters that are larger than life. And also anybody who says that wrestling isn't brutal just needs to go look up different injuries that have occurred during wrestling match's. Broken Necks, Concussions, Torn Quads, Broken Legs, Heart Attacks. That is how punishing this sport can be.
You ae to have a great attitude and passion do this sport. Skill also. You can't just go out there and run after a ball. You have to actually watch another person to see what there next move is going to be. It takes endurance. Lots of it. And passion.
THIS IS NOT WWE WRESTLING! Wrestling deserves to be up there, individual sports are a challenge of their own. Unlike team sports, THERE's NOWHERE TO HIDE, once you step out on the mat it's you and one other person and it will show how much you've put into it. Anybody can be a wrestler, we come in all shapes and sizes, so it gives opportunity to everybody and hard work will be the difference, not size.
WWE wrestling isn't fake. It's scripted, which means it's an act. It's not like a cartoon or animated movie. Those are fake. College wrestling is really cool to watch. I'm a huge wrestling and WWE fan, and it's always enjoying to watch
An F1 driver's heart rate averages 180bpm (about 80% of maximum) for the ENTIRE race. No other sport places such strain on the cardiovascular system. But that's just the beginning. Such a fit cardiovascular system is essential for what the sport essentially is - precisely controlling a hyper-sensitive vehicle at speeds generating G-forces experienced by astronauts all whilst keeping 100% UNBROKEN concentration for the entire 2 odd hour race. Nothing I said is exaggerated and all these facts can be found through googling. There is no other sport which requires so much from it's participants. It is astounding how unappreciated F1 and indeed all forms of motor sport are.
One of the most underrated sports. There is an endless amount of math that is required to succeed in it. All sports are sports you should use your brain in, but NASCAR takes a lot of brain power. You have to know how to get a pit stop right, how fast you're going on the track so you can defend and gain positions, and how long you can go without pitting to win a race. Also in soccer, baseball, football, and basketball, you can recover from your mistakes. But in NASCAR, if you make a mistake, you're screwed. So guys, give NASCAR some more love.
Ok, take an F1 driver, teach them the rules of any other sport here, and they'll be darn good at it. Not pro level, but bloody good.
Now do the reverse - take anyone from any of these other sports and put them in an F1 car. They wouldn't even get the car moving without constantly stalling. Little own do a lap without crashing. Little own do a lap quickly. Little keep that up for 2 hours.
In the 80s, rally featured Group B, where cars had no limits and spectators stood only feet away from vehicles reaching 150mph, just to get a better view! Although Group B was banned due to many fatalities, rallycross is still seen all over the world, with some of the greatest drivers in any motorsport! It's a quiet genre in the racing seen, but it is easily one of the most entertaining to watch.
It should be in the top ten. So many different skills needed, and different shots, I:e low draw, low fade, high draw, high fade, high hook, 300 yard drive, flop shot to name a few. Shooting in the 60s on a course like Oakmont has to be up there in sporting achievments. Taxing on the mind too, if you don't have it between the ears, then you're shot. Tiger Woods was good before because he was fit and he had a good state of mind.
All you people commenting on this "golf is dumb it's stupid it's for old people barely any exercise u haven't even tried the sport. Don't Just say you hate something without trying it. Golf is just for old white guys. That's just a stupid thing to say. I'm a 12 year old girl u would Expect me like to shopping, fashion, and social media but guess what I spend most of summer golfing. Golf is a sport. I find you people to go by stereotypes. It's just adults that play golf I'm On golf is team for kids and we play different teams in golf. Don't just comment negative things about a sport when u actually haven't tried a sport. I am not gonna comment anything about lacrosse cause I have never tried the sport that would be dumb of me
Best sport ever created. I used to think it was lame and boring, then I tried it and found it is the most fun game ever invented, and a true test of skill.
Not only requires extreme coordination, but the mind game is intense.
Golf is less a sport and more of a "Let's see how long it takes old white guys with erectile dysfunction to hit a tiny ball into a slightly larger hole" activity.
Cricket has got to be the most boring, dull, repetitive sport of all time how is it 7 let alone in the top 10!
Football will always be better than this rich mans, able bodied sport.
Football is universally recognized and played, anyone can play it, all you need is a ball.
Cricket has got no atmosphere at all, apart from the occasional game in India I have heard are rather atmospheric.
The Ashes, the biggest prize of them all is a tiny pathetic extremely uninspiring trophy all be it contains history.
Plenty more reasons why football is better or "soccer" if some people were getting confused. I just don't have the patience to jot down the reaming reasons. Just as I don't have the patience to withstand a Cricket match.
Thank you for reading
What more is there to say? Cricket is the Gentleman's sport. And yes, it is a sport. An incredibly vigorous, athletic, intense sport. Bat under a sweltering hot Perth sun and have hard leather balls being thrown at your head at 95 mph and then talk about how this sport doesn't require bravery, determination, grit, and skill. There are so many pieces of the puzzle, so many tactics and captaincy decisions that actually matter, that Cricket may well be the physical sporting equivalent of Chess, being much, much more interesting and fun to watch!
Cricket should be more appreciated because it is literally the SECOND most popular sport in the world.
Those people that say cricket is boring might have watched the test series's which go on for 5 whole days.
They are also tougher than baseball players who catch the ball with a gloved hand to protect themselves. In cricket the only player that uses gloves to catch the ball is the wicket-keeper, who is behind the batsman.
Also I have friends that think bowling is called "pitching" because they play baseball.
GET YOUR TERMS RIGHT
It should be much much higher. People who voted it down have no appreciation (they probably watched 5 day games, which is proper cricket). But either way, world cups are always exciting and certain series too. And don't even get me started on the IPL (saved the sport in general), it's watched by over 1 billion people.
It's severely underrated.
Should definitely be higher. I know not everyone enjoys it, but that might just be because you aren't used to it. I really like this sport, it's just so fun.
At top levels badminton requires an enormous amount of fitness. Players must endure games that can last over 90 minutes and must constantly twist and turn and move explosively.
Furthermore, badminton has been recorded as the fastest sport in the world, with the fastest smash being 493 km/h. Anyone who claims that it isn't a sport has obviously never played it properly, lacks the required skill or fitness or has never seen it played professionally. A fantastic sport.
I love this sport so much. It should be #1. You can play it in your backyard easily or take lessons which usually don't cost much or don't cost anything at all. For a lot of people, it takes yeas to get to the intermediate level. I've done it for less than a month and now practice with beginners and intermediates. I love badminton
Badminton is so much fun as it is the fastest racket sport, the feeling of the shuttle whooshing through the air is unlike any other and it is just amazing. You can burn 350 calories in just one hour of playing the sport! Plus, like any sport, it has other benefits such as mental health and making friends. GO BADMINTON FOREVER!
This teaches you self-defense this teaches you how to be a real warrior in all sports.
Soccer is the first and ibrahimovic learned karate to get to soccer
Great sport for humans of any age! From school yards to elderly nursing homes, anyone can participate!
This should be #1 it is the ultimate sport that need every muscle of the body to do.
Mma has so much more to offer then boxing. It should be in the top 20 but above boxing.
Gymnastics is one of the greatest sports in the world. I've been a competitive gymnast since the age of 7 and I have fallen completely in love with it. It's such a hard sport and that's what makes it fun. It requires strength, power, flexibility, agility, stamina etc. It's amazing to watch those Olympians flip about in the air, it takes a lot of skill and dedication to get that far and very few make it. It's amazing to see how gymnasts know where they are in the air during a somersault or twist, and know exactly where to open out to land perfectly. But it doesn't always go perfectly, it's hard and you will fall time and time again, but gymnastics gives you the power to not give up, to try your hardest to get that skill. Gymnastics teaches you a lot more than school does. I love to fly through the air, that's why I love it so much and why I find it so fun. I'm never gonna lose the love for this sport no matter what anyone says. If someone says gymnastics is bad, they don't know what ...more
Gymnastics is very difficult and we train for 25 or more hours by the age of 6 or 7 and we lots of hard conditioning but it is truly a great sport. I've done it for 12 years and I'm 14 years old. It has taught me so many skills other than flips.
Gymnastics has also taught me mental skills like getting over mental blocks and having courage. Also you have to balance practice with schoolwork so gymnastics has also taught me time management.
I also made great friends and have had many fun experiences hosting meets and hangin out with my gym friends.
Watching gymnastics is also very exciting because each individuial has her own routine.
Gymnastics is an all-around development sport, whether competing in a team, by yourself, or just training for fun. This sport brought me 9 years of the happiest memories- travelling around Europe with my team. I also found that it helps develop strength, stamina, agility, balance and flexibility like no other sport (this has appliance to other forms of sport as well and can give you an upper hand as an athlete) I highly recommend it!
I am a competitive gymnast, every day after practice I come home limp and tired, a lot of times I sprain my ankle. The only reason I haven't dropped out is because first, its fun, and second, it's a challenge. I freak out when I go on the beam, and I am far from being gabby douglas, but gymnastics is my passion. And I will never, ever quit, even when it gets overwhelming and fustrating, I know I have people cheering me on, and I love it!
What!?! Dancing should be first on this list! It's the hardest sport (especially ballet! ) I'm glad it is here though! Dancing involves major passion and motivation! It's the best feeling and way to express yourself! I love dancing! It's the best sport ever! And should definitely beat some of the other sports! Dancers unite...vote!
Well I know a lot of people who do not like any kind of sports...but they love Dancing! Dancing can be done by any one in any way...there are no rules, since it is a form of art. Personally I love it! Always makes me feel vivid and happy
Dance takes not just strength but also grace. Not many sports can say that they look stunning and gorgeous while they are playing the biggest game of their life.
Ok I absolutely LOVE dance, and for those of you who say that dance isn't a sport should rly try it before making any opinions on it. Anything that can make you sweaty and sore is most likely a sport, unless you're some lazy butt who never gets off the couch and had to mow the lawn or something. I play soccer basketball and volleyball, so ik what sweaty and sore means. Nevertheless, I can still come home after a 4-hour dance practice with ultra sore legs.
The best thing about dancing is that there are SO many different types, all unique in their own way! And also the stereotype that dance is a "girly" thing is such a lie. I've been Greek dancing since I was a little 3-year-old, and for those of you who don't know what greek dancing is, look it up. There will most likely always be a boy leading the dances and doing a bunch of crazy tricks all on beat. So, can't rly say that dance is such a girly thing anymore huh?
But anyway, I honestly was surprised to see Dance this high. Most ...more
I do biking I love it it's really keeps your whole tire body moving this sport is more but than cycling much butter.
Biking and Cycling are the same thing so why did you put this on here?
Surprised by some of the comments :
"Ping Pong is not a sport it's a game" : Probably written by someone who never trained to become a great Ping Pong player. It requires not only a great amount of practice but also a lot of concentration because everything happens so fast. Anyway, by definition, any kind of activity that requires movement of any sort is a sport.
"Ping Pong is pointless" : No sport is pointless. Ping Pong enhances your ability to concentrate as well as your overall reflexes. The table is small so everything around you happens very quickly and you have to be able to keep up. Not to mention that the footwork has a major role to play.
"Ping Pong is Asian they should stick to maths and eating dogs" : Troll 101.
The beauty of this game is overwhelming! Table Tennis is definitely my favourite sport, as it needs great mental strength and outstanding motivation skills. To play the game you need a highly committed mind set as well as a determined attitude! The precision of the game is excellent and it is a pleasure to not only play but to watch as well! I enjoy the adrenaline rush when I'm playing an opponent too! Its amazing, fantastic and everything a sport needs! I love Table Tennis and there comes no doubt to my mind that it deserves that number 1 spot!
Table Tennis is definitely my favourite sport. I've been playing for 7 months and there's so much more to it than people think. The speed and spin you can put on it is amazing. It's unique and at first it may seem like a basic rip-off of tennis but it's actually a completely different sport.
Ping Pong answers the essential question of our time: how can you take a half-decent sport and make it even more pointless? Shrink it down!
It's not a sport it's a lifestyle. Lance Mountain (a pro skateboarder) says "Riding a skateboard doesn't make you a skater, being unable to stop riding a skateboard is what makes you a skater." It's the most independent activity because you make your own goals and you get to decide what you want to do with your skateboard. Whether it's dropping in on huge bowls or kickfliping 12 stairs you can do what you want, you just have to build your self to the top of those things.
Dude without skateboarding I don't know what I would do in life, I mean come on it's really fun and even when it is competitive it really isn't just a couple of friends skating together and not arguing like all the other sports. Plus you can practically skate averywhere you go.
I like MTBing too, but this is my favourite at the moment. There's just so much to it as well as having an amazing sense of freedom. Its also a great way to stay in shape.
Skateboarding is not a hobby, it is a way of life
Skateboarding lets you be free and it gets the girls... Yes!
Running is the best sport ever. It is a test of human endurance. It is a mind sport. Your will and speed are both critical in running. A good attitude too. You can run with a friend, with many people, or by yourself. It is an inspirational sport. Running has also changed the lives of many. Everyone knows what is running and so many people run on a daily basis. The satisfaction you get after running is also priceless and you know that you have worked out after running. Running is also required in almost every sport. Running is a classic, basic building block of Sports.
If you learn running, you can survive. I mean what if a grizzly bear comes out of nowhere and there is a tree a mile away? You might think "Kill the grizzly! " but no. Do you think a kid who doesn't fight and loves nature going to do it? No. Grizzly bears can't climb. The best way is: RUN! That's why I recommend you to try your best in running.
Besides that, how many sports include running? Soccer, basketball, football, baseball, tennis, kickball even sports like ice hockey and dodge ball! This sport is like what you would enjoy with your favorite sport (not swimming)!
Track and Cross Country are definitely the best sports there are. Running is fun and essential to life. It improves your cardio, heart, lungs, pretty much every muscle feels good in your body when you run! I've been doing Track ever since the 3rd grade, and I'm totally into it. I love challenging my friends, smashing old PB'S, /and of course all the compliments and cheers I get when I tell people at school I went to the Junior Olympics for running. Without running, you can't do other sports. Every sport, except maybe golf and cricket, require strong muscles and fast feet, which running can build.
Track and field is such a cool sport. Boys running around a track, with the sunset on their heads---I think wow. Track is such a cool sport. I love it because it's so easy to do, but so hard to do right and fast. I mean, you try sprinting a 400. You look at everyone's face when their finished, they are done, tired, and look terrible. But inside, it feels great to cross that finish line. That's hard work. That's running through rain when the raindrops feel like bullets, that's training in the heat of summer. Track is so cool guys, just trust me.
It's so fun! It's thrilling and you can make it really easy or really hard yeah ASPEN GO ASPEN
Skiing! Is so fun I personally LOVE racing! Love it love it love it!
This should be higher on the list it is a very good sport.
Oh my god ski people